Cougars Divide Twinbill
On Weekend Trip
After losing several early season games to the weather, the Cougars added a pair of last-minute games to the
schedule when they traveled to Rochester on Saturday to play Coal City and the host Rockets.
In game one, the Cougar offense couldn't find the scoreboard and a combination of walks and errors led to
their demise in a 4-0 loss to the Coalers.
Two of the four errors committed by the defense came in the third inning when Coal City tacked on the first
three runs of the game. Starter Nick Simmons allowed five walks in the game, but three of them came in that disasterous frame.
Overall, Simmons pitched well in going the distance, allowing 5 hits on 5 walks and 3 strikeouts to even his
record at 1-1 for the season.
The offense never got untracked and managed only three singles, those coming from Simmons, Tyler Mulvany,
and Will Crain.
In game two, Wade Crain pitched six strong innings to pick-up his second win of the year as the Cougars prevailed
over Rochester 10-3.
Crain allowed all three runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. Mulvany came on in relief and pitched a scoreless
The offense finally heated up in this one as the Cougar batters laced 14 hits against three different
Chad King led the way with a pair of doubles, a single, and one RBI. Wade Crain, Spencer Patton, James Gile,
and Tommy Daugherty all chipped in with two hits apiece.
The Cougars return to action next Tuesday when they travel to Greenville to battle the Comets and 4:30 PM.