Cougars Lose Twice
On Springfield Trip
The Cougars made their annual trip up north to participate in the Springfield Showcase and not only did they
come out on the short end that game, they were also upended by Mt. Pulaski in a game that was a last-minute addition to the
At Mt. Pulaski, the Cougars banged out 10 hits and scored 6 runs against one of the Hilltoppers' best pitchers,
but the hard-hitting hosts scored in every inning but one and put up 10 runs to take the victory.
Starting pitcher Miles Yates took the loss to drop his record to 1-1 for the season.
Offensive highlights by the Cougars came from Nick Simmons (3-4), Yates (2-4), Nathan Lotz (solo homer), and
Chad King (solo homer).
In the 6:00 P.M. showcase game, Spencer Patton pitched brilliantly against a very tough Stanford-Olympia squad,
but the defense committed 4 costly errors and the Cougars fell by a score of 3-2.
Although Patton was effectively wild by issuing 5 walks, he continually pitched his way out of trouble and
made some big pitches at crucial times. He recorded 5 strikeouts and, courtesy of the Cougar defensive miscues, all three
runs he allowed were unearned.
Yates, Trey Garrett, and Tyler Mulvany led the offense with a pair of safeties each and Patton added
an RBI double.
The Cougars are back in action this Tuesday when they host the Greenville Comets at 4:30 P.M.