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Tiger Cubs defeat Sparkplugs, 11-1

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Greencastle hurler Derrick Patterson threw a complete game, allowing nine, one walk and one run while striking out three.
Greencastle's baseball team brought big bats to the game Monday night and made conference rival Speedway misfire, run-ruling them 11-1 in five innings.

On the night, the Tiger Cubs collected five doubles, one triple and record 18 hits. With the win, Greencastle moves to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

Greencastle started off hot and never cooled, putting runs on the board in every inning except the second. Michael Richardson, Erick Burgeson and Derrik Patterson all scored in the inning. Burgeson and Patterson were brought home when Kendall Faust smacked a single to left field.

Speedway started hot too, as Jason Evans sent a shot to right field for a triple. But Greencastle's defense came up huge as they threw out Jeff Man at first and then turned a double play by shutting down Evans at home plate. Patterson struck out Adam Walton to close the inning.

"We got off to a little bit of a shaky start, allowing the first guy to triple, but I thought that woke us up a little," Greenlee said. "You have to be ready from the first pitch."

Zac Remsburg started the second for the Tiger Cubs with a triple to right field but was left stranded as the inning ended.

The third inning was a monster inning for GHS, as they scored five runs on seven hits and took a demanding 8-1 lead. The Tiger Cubs hit three doubles in the third, coming from Burgeson, Patterson and Andrew Ensor.

GHS scored one run in the fourth and needed only two runs to seal the deal in the fifth inning.

Kyle Nobles started off the fifth with a single back up the middle, he was followed by Jeremy Hayden whose shot to right field was dropped by the fielder and let Nobles advance to second.

Remsburg connected on a single to bring Nobles home.

With one run standing between them and a victory, Burgeson took to the plate and crushed a shot to right field to drive in Hayden and deliver the win to the Tiger Cubs.

"We've got guys really seeing the ball well and hitting well," Greenlee commented. "It just seems like every game, it might not be the exact same guys, but we have five, six or seven guys in our lineup that are really hitting the ball well. That's what happened tonight, hopefully we can keep it up."

Patterson pitched a strong game, throwing for three strikeouts, one walk and nine hits. He also was a killer at the plate, going 3-for-3, with two doubles.

The first five batters for the Tiger Cubs were a combined 14-of-17 from the plate.

"Overall a pretty good performance. Derrick pitched really well and we backed him up well in the field," Greenlee remarked. "And we hit the ball good. Overall, I'm really pleased, we just can't be satisfied going into tomorrow night."

The Tiger Cubs will travel to Speedway today at 5 p.m.

At Greencastle

Speedway 001 00 -- 1 9 4

Greencastle 305 12 -- 11 18 1

Ben Lamm and Nathan Turner; Patterson and Faust

WP -- Patterson

LP -- Lamm

2B -- Patterson (2), Burgeson, Faust, Ensor (GHS); Evans (S)

3B -- Remsburg

Next game -- The Tiger Cubs will travel to Speedway today at 5 p.m.

North defeats South, 7-0

Staff reports

BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam Cougars used a surge in the fifth inning to defeat South Putnam, 7-0, on the road Monday night.

"I thought we got off to a slow start tonight," North coach Norm Fish. "We let South hang in a little too long tonight."

The Cougars took an early lead in the second inning and the score stayed locked at 1-0 until the fifth inning.

In the fifth inning, three North Putnam batters found base and were brought home when the Cougars' Griffen Dahlstrom blasted a towering shot over the fence for a grand slam, to make the score 5-0. North added two more runs in the fifth.

"The big hit from Griffen (Dahlstrom) opened it up," Fish said.

Jake Mullis moved his record to 5-0 on the season, throwing for seven strikeouts, no walks and four hits. On the season, Mullis has accumulated only one earned run.

Although Mullis pitched a good game, Fish pointed out that the Eagles hit well against him and he acknowledged South's pitching effort.

"They hit Mullis pretty well tonight," Fish said. "They put the bat on him pretty well. (South starter Adam) Nees pitched pretty good early on."

Griffen Dahlstrom was 1-for-3 on the night, Jordan Berry was 2-for-3 and Mullis was 2-for-4.

"Hopefully we'll come out a little stronger off the get go and hit the ball better," Fish commented.

North will travel to South Putnam tonight and try to double up the Eagles at 4:30 p.m.

At North Putnam

North Putnam 7, South Putnam 0

WP -- Mullis

LP -- Nees

HR -- Griffen Dahlstrom

Next game -- North will travel to South Putnam tonight and try to double up the Eagles at 4:30 p.m.

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