Cougars Win Two of Three
in Weekend of Games
The Cougars picked-up another conference win against Noble on Friday and split a pair of games on Saturday
against Putnam County to run their fall record to an impressive 9-1.
On Friday, Spencer Patton collected his fourth win without a defeat (4-0) and James Gile launched the team's
first home run of the season to lead the Cougars past the Noble Wildcats 3-0.
The win put the Cougars atop the conference standings as they are now the only unbeaten team remaining
in league play.
Patton, who mowed down 46 batters in his previous three starts, recorded 19 more and if that wasn't enough,
he allowed no hits in his 7-inning masterpiece.
The Wildcats' starting pitcher Adam Klingler proved to be very tough on this night as well. He gave up only
six hits, one a towering second-inning homer into the trees in right-center off the bat of James Gile and three to Patton,
two of which were doubles.
On Saturday, visiting Putnam County handed the Cougars their first loss of the season by taking game one of
a doubleheader 7-5.
Starting pitcher Nick Simmons was tagged with the loss as he surrendered all seven runs on eight hits, six
walks, and two strikeouts.
Patton launched a pair of solo home runs and Tyler Mulvany added one of his own to pace the offense.
In game two, Wade Crain pitched seven strong innings to notch his second win of the season and Chad King singled
in the tying runs in the bottom of the sixth to propel the Cougars to the 6-5 victory.
Crain allowed only four hits, but five errors by the Cougar defense accounted for three of the five runs put
up by PC.
Two of those errors came in the sixth when PC tacked on a pair of runs to take a 5-3 lead, but the Cougars
clawed back in their half of the inning.
After Robert Slater got things going with a lead-off single, Crain was hit by a pitch and Blake Lane moved
both runners up with a sacrifice bunt. Patton walked to load the bases and King followed with a single to tie the game.
With Patton now on third, Simmons rapped a sharp grounder to second that was misplayed and the go-ahead run
The Cougars are back in action again next Tuesday when they host the Clay City Wolves at 7:00 PM.