CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam softball team let one slip away late in a pitchers' duel at Southmont Saturday. The Mounties (7-5) put up two runs in the sixth to defeat the Cougars 2-1.
The Cougars scored their lone run on a second-inning RBI single by Leah Crosby. Ashley Doyle also had a double for North.
Taylor Judy took the loss for the Cougars (6-6, 4-4 WCC), allowing two runs on just four hits and one walk. The freshman struck out 10 batters in her six innings of work.
The Cougar problems came at the plate, as they had just four hits and struck out 15 times.
"We've got to get more run production," coach Jim Brothers said. "We need to get some clutch hits with runners in scoring position."
North Putnam's Monday game with Cascade was postponed. The Cougars will now play a doubleheader at Cascade at 5 p.m. today.
North Putnam 010 000 0 -- 1 4 2
Southmont 000 002 X -- 2 4 0
WP -- Addler.
LP -- Judy.
2B -- A. Doyle (NP).
Next game -- North Putnam (6-6, 4-4 WCC) visits Cascade for a WCC doubleheader today at 5 p.m.