North blanks Bethesda
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam Cougars continued their winning ways by run-ruled Turkey Run, 10-0, in five innings Friday night at home.
The Cougars had strong batting performances from J.T. Rooker, Tyler Trent and Jake Mullis. The trio combined for seven hits and six RBI.
"All three crushed the ball," Cougar coach Norm Fish said.
The Cougars lead hoovered at eight until Griffen Dahlstrom connected on a single to score the final two runs and close the game out.
Brian Blaydes pitched a complete game, throwing for six strikeouts, two walks, and five hits.
"Defensively, we were really sound," Fish said.
On the night, the Cougars defense were error free. Fish was quick to point out the great play of Kyle Alcorn and Shelby Reed. He commented on how both were playing really well and how Reed is gaining confidence.
"We hit the ball hard," Fish remarked. "You can't ask for a whole lot more."
At North Putnam
|Turkey Run||000 00 -- 0 5 3|
|North Putnam||030 7x -- 10 9 0|
WP -- Blaydes
Next game -- The Cougars will go against Bethesda in a double header today at 11 a.m.
Tigers drop first game of playoffs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Eric Gonzales' sacrifice fly in the sixth scored Jamie Herrmann and lifted Southwestern to a 3-2 victory over DePauw in the opening game of their Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference best-of-three divisional playoffs.
The loss drops the Tigers to 23-15 overall, while the Pirates improved to 18-22.
The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Matt Kleine drew a two out walk and scored on Adam Ford's double to right center.
Southwestern took a 2-1 lead in the second when Michael Murphy led off with a triple off the wall in left and scored on Herrmann's sacrifice fly to left. Brad Culling followed with a triple to left center and scored on Gonzales' single to center.
Drew Holy led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo homer to right which tied the score at 2-2. In the fifth, DePauw had runners on first and second with two out and Ford drilled a single to right, but Jeremy Dickinson was thrown out at the plate.
Andy Morrison improved to 8-4, striking out six in pitching the complete game.
Jeremy Alland dropped to 5-2 on the season. He stuck out four with no walks in the nine-inning complete game.
Culling led Southwestern with three of the Pirates 10 hits. Gonzales also added two RBI.
Ford, Holy and Jack Gavin each had two of DePauw's eight hits in a losing effort.
The Tigers and Pirates will square off again in the game two on Saturday at 5 p.m. CDT.
At Millington, Tenn.
|Southwestern||020 001 000 - 3 10 1|
|DePauw||100 100 000 - 2 8 1|
WP - Morrison (8-4)
LP - Alland (5-2)
2B - Falcone; Ford.
3B - Murphy; Culling.
HR - Holy.
Next game -- The Tigers and Pirates will square off again in the game two on Saturday at 5 p.m. CDT.