Western Boone pitcher throws no-hitter at North Putnam
ROACHDALE -- The Cougar baseball team saw its second straight shutout Saturday in the midst of great pitching.
Unfortunately for North Putnam, it was the pitching of Western Boone's Nathan Bye that made all the difference. He threw a no-hitter in the 7-0 Cougar loss.
"He's a very good pitcher," Cougar coach Phil Webster said. "He did a very nice job today."
North Putnam was shutout at Rockville 10-0 on Thursday.
In that game the Cougars only managed three hits and had four errors.
Cougar pitcher Coy Flynn pitched for seven innings and struck out five Western Boone batters.
He only gave up two earned runs in the entire effort, but the team had 4 errors. That led to the seven runs.
"We're in a little bit of a funk right now," Webster said. "We're a young and inexperienced team. When you are this young you are going to have a little growing pains."
While the second loss in a row hurts North Putnam's overall record, a few changes were made with regard to the upcoming Cloverdale game which, as a conference rivalry game, holds a lot more at stake.
"Every single game is important," Webster said. "We had some different players in the line-up and the loss doesn't hurt us as much when it's not a conference game."
North Putnam will host the Clovers Monday and then will travel to Cloverdale on Tuesday. Both games will start at 5 p.m.
At North Putnam
Western Boone 120 020 2 -- 7 6 0
North Putnam 000 0000 -- 0 0 4
WP -- Bye
LP -- Flynn
Next Game: North Putnam hosts Cloverdale Monday at 5 p.m.