MONROVIA -- After a couple of losses last week, the North Putnam baseball team got just what it need Monday night with a 16-1 win in five innings at Monrovia.
"We had two losses last week and they needed to get back. They responded well," Cougar coach Norm Fish said.
With the win, North Putnam (14-4, 9-2 WCC) moves back into sole possession of the WCC lead.
Griffen Dahlstrom led a home run-filled North attack, going 2-for-2 with two home runs and three RBIs. Kyle Rooker was 1-for-2 with a homer, bringing his season total to 10 long balls.
Sophomore Brock Jones was 3-for-4 with a home run, two double and five RBIs. Freshman Tyler Watson was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
Jordan Berry picked up the win for NP, allowing a run on one hit and one walk. He struck out 10 batters.
Watson pitched the fifth, striking out three of the four batters he faced.
Fish said he was happy to see Dahstrom and Jones hitting well as well as seeing Rooker continue to swing the bat well.
The Cougars committed one error on the night, leaving the coach desiring at least one other goal for this year.
"Our goal is still to have an error-free game," Fish said.
The coach went on to say that his team cannot take Monrovia lightly when they face off again tonight.
North Putnam 204 63 -- 16 12 1
Monrovia 100 00 -- 1 1 2
Berry, Watson (5) and Dahlstrom; Speck, Smith (5) and Spears.
WP -- Berry.
LP -- Speck.
HR -- Dahlstrom 2, Jones, Watson, Rooker.
Next game -- North Putnam (14-4, 9-2 WCC) hosts Monrovia at 5 p.m. today.