Cougars lone remaining diamond team

Friday, May 26, 2017

North Putnamís baseball team will take on Southmont at 11 a.m. Monday in the first semifinal game of the Class 2A South Vermillion Sectional.

The Cougars (11-13) drew a first-round bye and are the lone Putnam County team still alive in baseball or softball.

Southmont defeated Cloverdale 11-1 on Wednesday in first-round action to reach the semifinal round.

The 12-11 Mounties were ranked No. 13 in the final Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association poll.

The host Wildcats, who had been one of the pre-tourney favorites after a 20-win regular season, were upset 2-1 by Monrovia in Thursdayís first game.

Defending sectional champion Rockville then defeated South Putnam 12-3 in the second game.

North Putnam and Southmont met on April 4, with the Mounties picking up a 4-0 victory.

The Cougars got only two hits in that game off Mountie junior pitcher Cam Chadd (4-4).

Junior Cole Wemer (3-4) pitched Southmontís tourney-opening win over Cloverdale.

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