Tiger Cubs cruise to JV county title

Monday, May 21, 2012
The Greencastle JV squad defeated North Putnam 16-3 to claim the 2012 Putnam County Championship. Members of the winning GHS squad include Alec Pettit, Tyler Scott, Levi Lewis, Ryley Cook, Jonathan Newgent, Nathan Grzesiek, Kaleb Fleming, Tanner Snider, Holden King, Brant Mangrum, Seth Brown, Evan Coble, Ichiro Mozawa and coaches Travis Nicholson, Troy Remsburg and Josh King.

Greencastle's boy's JV baseball squad braved the heat Saturday afternoon to claim the Putnam County title, defeating North Putnam 16-3 in five innings.

The Tiger Cubs reached the final game after defeating Cloverdale 11-1 earlier in the day. Tanner Nicholson recorded all fifteen outs by strike out.

Brett Mangrum and Tyler Scott both had two singles in the game and Alec Pettit recorded a home run in the win over the Clovers.

North Putnam defeated hosts South Putnam 6-4 in the opening game to reach the finals.

Greencastle started off the championship game by forcing four walks and recorded seven hits, scoring 12 runs in the top half of the first.

The Cougars scored three runs in the bottom of the inning but could not muster much more offense after that as pitcher Seth Brown settled in and recorded 11 strikeouts in the five innings of play.

The Tiger Cubs scored four in the final inning on a series of singles and though the Cougars couldn't find a way to add any runs as Greencastle swept the baseball county titles.

Greencastle JV coach Travis Nicholson said that the squad kept focus at the plate and on the field.

"I was very proud of the guys in the first game. Tanner Nicholson managed the game and had 15 strikeouts. The guys in the field backed him up and we hit the ball well," Nicholson

"In the second game, we came out and hit the ball well right off the bat. We gave ourselves enough cushion where we were comfortable for the remainder of the game."

"Cloverdale and North Putnam were good match-ups and good games. We're proud of the guys today."

At South Putnam

Putnam County Tournament


Greencastle (12)00 04 -- 16 12 0

North Putnam 300 00 -- 3 1 2

First Round

North Putnam -- 6

South Putnam -- 4

First Round

Cloverdale -- 1

Greencastle -- 11