INDIANAPOLIS -- The North Putnam High School baseball team picked up a big win Friday night against Bethesda Christian, beating them 11-3.
The Cougars collected 16 hits with Brock Jones leading the way going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Shawn Diebold also went 3-for-4 on the night followed by Mitchell Crum and Tyler Watson who went 2-for-4 each. Kyle Alcorn went 2-for-4 with a home run while Scott Hunt went 2-for-5. Jerrett Ban and Mychael Buchanan both had singles.
Buchanan got the win for the Cougars, going the distance allowing only three runs on five hits while fanning seven batters.
On Thursday, the Cougars lost to North Montgomery 6-3.
Offensively the Cougars collected 10 hits led by Crum who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI followed by Watson who also went 2-for-4. Scott Hunt, CJ Lofton, Jones, Reece Herron, Alcorn and Diebold all had one hit each.
Buchanan started on the mound for the Cougars, pitching the first two innings before getting relived by Herron. Buchanan gave up one run on one hit while Herron gave up two runs on four hits in three innings of pitching. Jones closed it out for the Cougars, allowing three runs on three hits in the last inning of the night.
North Putnam is back in action today when it takes on South Putnam in the first game of the Putnam County baseball tournament Saturday at Greencastle at 10 a.m.