The North Putnam softball team picked up a 3-1 win over Monrovia at home Tuesday.
The Cougars recorded four hits on the night. Taylor Judy, Dakota Malayer, Leah Crosby and Ashley Curry accounted for North's hits.
"We stranded some runners tonight. It's something we haven't been doing. I think we were a little out of sync tonight," North Putnam head coach Jim Brothers said.
Judy continued her strong season for North Putnam Tuesday night. Brothers commented on his freshman's game and was pleased with the way she never let the Bulldogs get comfortable around the plate.
"Taylor pitched a good game. She had one run on three hits and 13 strikeouts. She kept them off-balance, she pitched a really good ball game again," Brothers commented.
The Cougars' season has been marked with close game after close game and Tuesday was no exception. Early in the season, the Cougars were on the wrong side of those close contests but lately they seem to have found a way to win.
"We're used to those (close games). Hopefully all those close loses will pay dividends for us done the stretch," Brothers commented.
North Putnam will travel to Owen Valley for a 5 p.m. start Thursday.
At North Putnam
Monrovia 000 000 1 -- 1 3 0
North Putnam 012 000 x -- 3 4 0
WP -- Judy
LP -- C. Hadley
Next game -- North Putnam will travel to Owen Valley for a 4:30 p.m. start Thursday.