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Jones, Rooker power Cougars past Bruins

Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Brock Jones
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam and Tri-West combined for 31 runs but it was the Cougars who came out on top, 19-12 in Friday's contest.

North Putnam pitcher David Church got the starting nod, but was quickly pulled after allowing seven runs in the first inning. The Bruins jumped out to an 8-0 lead but North Putnam would respond.

North scored two in the bottom of the first and they were just getting started. They scored six in the second to tie the game at eight-all.

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Kyle Rooker
The teams were knotted at 12 in the fifth inning, but North put up seven runs over the next two innings to pick up the win.

"We finally put together seven over the last few innings and sealed the deal," North Putnam head coach Norm Fish said.

Brock Jones continues to wield a hot bat, going 2-for-3 with two home runs. Kyle Rooker was 4-for-4 with a home run, a triple and five RBIs, while Griffen Dahlstrom was 3-for-4 with two doubles and Jordan Berry was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a triple.

"We got some guys hitting the ball very, very well and then have some guys that are really struggling," Fish commented. "So we need to get everyone on the same page. Our top five or six are doing fine but there are two or three that are catching up."

Berry picked up the win, going four and two-thirds innings, with nine strikeouts, three walks and two hits.

North Putnam will face Cascade at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

At North Putnam

Tri-West 801 030 0 -- 12 9 1

North Putnam 261 343 x -- 19 14 2

WP -- Berry

HR -- Jones (NP) 2, Rooker (NP)

3B -- Berry (NP), Rooker (NP)

2B -- Dahlstrom (NP) 2

Next game -- North Putnam will face Cascade at 4:30 p.m. Monday.



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