Cougars Are MTC
For the sixth straight year, the Cougars grabbed first place honors in the MTC Tournament by soundly
defeating the North Clay Cardinals in semifinal action and then disposed of the Odin Eagles in the championship contest.
In game one, the tournament host Cougars needed only five innings to rack up an 11-1 victory over
North Clay as Spencer Patton pitched brilliantly to pick up the win.
Trey Garrett launched a first-inning 3-run homer to jump-start the offense and the Cougars never looked back
In picking up his sixth win, Patton limited the Cardinals to a pair of singles while striking out seven and
walking three in his four innings of work. Miles Yates entered and pitched one shutout inning in the fifth.
Garrett added a single to go with his homer and totaled four RBI's and Nick Simmons stoked a pair of
singles with three RBI's to lead the way.
In the championship game, Garrett upped his record to 7-1 for the fall by tossing a 1-hit shutout, striking
out seven and walking three.
The offense wasted little time by scoring four times in the first as Patton started things off with a one-out
solo home run. After Garrett singled and Nathan Lotz was hit by a pitch, Blake Lane doubled home a run and two more runs
would score when the Eagle defense committed a costly error.
The Cougars made it 6-0 in the third on singles from Garrett and Lane and two more errors by the Eagles.
They scored three more times in the fifth, highlighted by a single from Lotz and an RBI double from Tyler
Mulvany, to up their lead to 9-0.
The final run would score in the sixth when Travis Engel walked, Wade Crain and Jayme Michal singled, and
Nick Simmons was hit by a pitch.
On Saturday, the Cougars traveled to St. Louis to battle the Brownstown Bombers at Busch Stadium. A 20-5 victory
gave them their 20th victory of the season against only two losses and served as an exciting and fun way to cap off a very