Cougars Notch Three More Wins;
Up Their Record to 12-1
The Cougars upped their conference record to 5-0 with a pair of victories on Tuesday and Friday and slipped
by area powerhouse Teutopolis on Wednesday to complete a perfect week of baseball in week four of their fall season.
On Tuesday, Tyler Mulvany pitched a five-inning, complete-game no-hitter and the Cougar offense went deep
three times as they swamped the visiting Clay City Wolves 18-0..
Mulvany, making his first start of the season, was in complete command from start to finish as he struckout
four and walked three in the no-hit performance.
Blake Lane blasted a grand slam and Chad King and Robert Slater each launched three-run shots to lead the
offense, which scored all of its runs in the first three innings.
On Wednesday, Nick Simmons pitched six strong innings and the defense played error-free baseball in a 3-2
victory over the visiting Wooden Shoes from Teutopolis.
Although Simmons issued seven free passes for the game, he continualy made his pitches count when he needed
to, holding the Shoes to six hits and only two runs scored.
After a T-Town single to start the top of the seventh, Spencer Patton came in and slammed the door by
striking out the side to earn the save.
Offensively, lead-off man Wade Crain put the Cougars on top early when he hit the first pitch he saw for a
solo home run in the bottom of the first.
The other two runs came across the plate in the third when Crain singled, Lane doubled and the Shoes committed
a costly error after a Patton sacrifice fly.
Lane, Crain, and Mulvany each rapped a pair of hits to lead the charge while James Gile, Tommy Daugherty,
and Robert Slater also contributed with one hit apiece.
On Friday, the Cougars picked-up another big conference win when they traveled to Kaskaskia College to battle
the Odin Eagles and came away with an impressive 7-0 victory.
Patton went the distance to earn his fifth win as he allowed just two hits on thirteen strikeouts and two
Crain came through again in this one when his two-out triple would score Daugherty from first to give the
Cougars their first run in the fourth.
An inning later, Lane scorched a two-out offering from losing pitcher Alex Young into the left-centerfield
gap for a two-run double and in the fifth, Mulvany added a two-run single to put the Cougars up 5-0.
The final two runs scored in the seventh on a single from Slater, who scored after a stolen base and a pair
of pass balls, and an RBI single from King after a Patton triple.
The Cougars are back in action next Tuesday when they host the North Clay Cardinals in another conference
match-up at 7:00 PM.