Saturday, May 20, 2017
Fountain Central High School
North Putnam High School
North Putnam Cougars Varsity defeated Fountain Central 4-2 thanks to a strong start. North Putnam Cougars Varsity scored on a error in the first inning, a single by Duke Duff in the second inning, and a single by Hayden Rudes in the second inning.
Fountain Central captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Fountain Central.
North Putnam Cougars Varsity evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning. An error scored one run for North Putnam Cougars Varsity.
North Putnam Cougars Varsity took the lead for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second Duke Duff singled off of Jake Smith, driving in one run and Hayden Rudes singled off of Smith, driving in two runs.
Duff earned the win for North Putnam Cougars Varsity. He threw seven innings, allowing two runs, six hits, and striking out five. Smith took the loss for Fountain Central. He pitched six innings, allowing four runs, four hits, and striking out four.
Cole Shoemaker, Max Haste, Rudes, and Duff all had one hit to lead North Putnam Cougars Varsity.
George Valencia went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Fountain Central in hits.