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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cougars maintain control of conference

Saturday, May 5, 2007

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Kyle Rooker
Staff reports

As of standings released after Thursday's games, North Putnam's baseball team continues to have a handle on the WCC. Although Cascade handed the Cougars their first conference loss of the year with 9-4 win in Bainbridge Tuesday night, the Cougars have still won three more games than second-place Greencastle.

The Cougars are 9-1 in the WCC and 12-2 overall. The Tiger Cubs moved to 6-2 in conference with two wins over Monrovia this week. They stand at 9-3 on the year.

South Putnam stands at 2-5 in conference and 4-7 overall. However, Cloverdale got the better of the Eagles in a makeup game Wednesday night, 5-2. The Clovers are now 2-8 in the WCC and 3-10 overall.

Putnam County players lead the conference in four of five major hitting categories.

The only category not led by a county athlete is batting average, which Speedway's Adam Walton leads at .533. South's Noah Boswell is third at .433. North Putnam's Kyle Rooker is fourth with a .426 average. The Cougars' Jake Mullis and Cloverdale's Cody Nees are tied for sixth at .400.

In doubles, the top five are all county players. North's Griffen Dahlstrom leads with five. Greencastle's Eric Burgeson and Kendall Faust as well as North's Rooker and Jordan Berry are in a four-way tie for second with four doubles each.

The Tiger Cubs' Derrik Patterson and North's Jordan Berry are tied for the league lead with two triples each. Five other players are tied for third with one.

In home runs, Nees and Rooker are tied with four. The Cougars' Mullis is in third with three. Four others have two each.

On the mound, Putnam County players display a similar dominance, holding the top spot in all three categories.

Mullis holds the league lead in both wins (6-0) and strikeouts (61). North Putnam's Brayden Dahlstrom has the second best record at 3-0. Patterson holds the third spot for GHS at 3-1.

Behind Mullis in strikeouts are the Clovers' Nees in third with 48, and Brayden Dahlstrom in fourth with 35.

Greencastle's Kyle Nobles had held the lead in ERA at 0.00, however, he did allow several runs to Owen Valley Thursday night. Mullis was next at 0.70, while his Cougar teammates Brian Blaydes (1.17) and Rooker (1.27) are third and fourth, respectively.

Cloverdale has the week off from WCC games. Greencastle and South Putnam will face off Monday at South and Tuesday at GHS. Each game begins at 4:30 p.m. North Putnam hosts Monrovia Monday at 4:30 p.m. and then travels to Monrovia Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

WCC Baseball Stats

As of May 3

Team standings

Rank, TeamWCC Season
1. North Putnam9-1 12-2
2. Greencastle6-2 9-3
3. Cascade5-3 7-6
4. Speedway4-4 5-7
5. South Putnam2-5 4-7
6. Cloverdale2-8 3-10

Individual stats

Hitting

Batting Average

1. Walton, Spw.533
2. O'Sullivan, Spw.426
3. Boswell, SP.433
4. Rooker, NP.426
5. Blinn, Cs.417
6. (tie) Mullis, NP.400
Nees, Cl.400

Doubles

1. G. Dahlstrom, NP5
2. (tie) Burgeson, Gc4
Faust, Gc4
Rooker, NP4
Berry, NP4

Triples

1. (tie) Patterson, Gc2
Berry, Gc2

3. 5 tied with 1

Home Runs

1. (tie) Nees, Cl4
Rooker, NP4
3. Mullis, NP3

4. 4 tied with 2

RBI

1. Rooker, NP18
2. G. Dahlstreom, NP17
3. Patterson, Gc14
4. Berry, NP13
5. Mullis, NP12

Pitching

Record

1. Mullis, NP6-0
2. B. Dahlstrom, NP3-0
3. Patterson, Gc3-1
4. (tie) McKamey, Cs3-2
Mink, Cs3-2

Strikeouts

1. Mullis, NP61
2. McKamey, Cs53
3. Nees, Cl48
4. B. Dahlstrom, NP35
5. Patterson, Gc31

ERA

1. Nobles, Gc 0.00*

2. Mullis, NP0.70
3. Blaydes, NP1.17
4. Rooker, NP1.27
5. McKamey, Cs2.03

* -- Does not include Thursday's result



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