Cougars Keep On Rolling
With Three More Wins
The Cougars ran their winning streak to thirteen straight games this past week with a trio of victories.
Two of the three wins were against conference opponents Odin and North Clay and the third was a convincing
decision over Teutopolis, marking the second time they've beaten the Shoes this fall.
On Tuesday, the Cougars played host to the Odin Eagles and the contest featured the only two teams that remained
undefeated in MTC conference play. The 8-3 victory by the Cougars put them in the drivers seat with two games to play.
Starting and winning pitcher Spencer Patton pitched the first five innings to pick up his third win of the
season and Miles Yates came on in relief to record the save. Although Patton uncharacteristcally walked 6 batters, he did
strikeout 7 batters and allowed only 1 earned run.
The offense was led by Yates' three hits (single, 2 double, 1 RBI) and Patton's two hits (single, double,
On Wednesday, the Cougars got a brilliant pitching performance from Trey Garrett and racked up sixteen hits
enroute to their 9-2 victory over Teutopolis.
Garrett scattered 7 hits to go along with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk to run his record to 5-1 on the season.
The defense committed three errors, but seemed to make the plays when it counted.
Garrett also had a big day at the plate as he collected four hits and two RBI's. Patton helped the cause with
three hits of his own, one a line drive homer that just cleared the fence in left. Nathan Lotz rapped out a single and a double
and Nick Simmons knocked in a pair of runs with a timely hit in the first inning.
On Friday, the Cougars traveled to Louisville to battle the Cardinals in another important conference game.
Having to face North Clay's hard-throwing righty, Blake Hilderbrand, was no easy task, but the Cougars found
a way to "git-er-done" and came out on top by a score of 7-1.
Starting pitcher Spencer Patton had another big night as he pitched seven strong innings allowing one hit,
a solo homer in the 5th, and whiffed an amazing eighteen Cardinal hitters.
Offensively, the Cougars did most of their damage in the second inning when they scored five big runs, the
big blow coming on a 3-run triple by Miles Yates. Blake Lane picked up a couple of RBI's in the seventh when he singled with
the bases loaded to close out the scoring.
The Cougars now stand at 5-0 in the conference and 13-1 overall and will take the field again next Tuesday
when they entertain the Cisne Runnin' Lions at 7:00 P.M.