South Putnam dominates Clovers, 13-1

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Eagles' baseball team pummeled Cloverdale, 13-1, in five innings Wednesday night.

South Putnam is now 2-0 on the season and in the West Central Conference.

The Eagles scored nine runs in the first, three in the second and one in the third inning.

"The difference between tonight and yesterday (Tuesday) was that we got a lot of our runs scored from the bottom of the lineup," SPHS Coach Troy Burgess said. "All nine of our batters scored tonight and we hit from the top to the bottom of our lineup."

The Eagles collected 11 hits with freshman Rob Gibson leading the way with a home run while Cash collected a double.

Gibson also had the defensive play of the game when he reached over the fence to catch a fly ball, robbing Cloverdale of a homerun.

Cameron Chestnut continued his thieving ways, stealing three more bases; moving his total to seven for the season.

"You can't ask much more out of a lead off guy like Chestnut," Burgess said. "He has seven stolen bases and his hitting around .500 in his first two games of the season.

Cloverdale scored their one run in the fifth inning.

Grant Zimmerman went the distance for the Eagles, fanning four Clovers while giving up one hit and one unearned run.

Link Lovins took the loss for the Clovers.

The Eagles are back in action on Monday when they host Cascade at 4:30 p.m. while the Clovers are back in action today when they Host Shakamak at 4:30 p.m.

At South Putnam

CL 000 01 -- 1 1 5

SP 931 0X -- 13 11 4

WP -- Zimmerman 4 K 5 BB 1H 1 UER

LP -- Lovins

2B -- Cash

HR -- Gibson

SB -- Chestnut (3), Zimmerman