Cats blast Cougars, 19-0Published 10:21am Monday, April 7, 2014
Benjamin Russell completed a doubleheader sweep of Central of Coosa County in dominant fashion on Thursday, tagging the Cougars 19-0 in game two.
As reported in Friday’s edition of The Outlook, BRHS won game one 6-0.
The Wildcats (22-7) put up 16 hits on the day and were in control from the opening pitch.
“They didn’t throw strikes, we hit them pretty good, and it became ugly,” said BRHS coach Richy Brooks. “I also felt like we played really good defense on the day. We turned four double plays on them.”
BRHS put up three runs in the first inning and four more in the second.
After being held off the scoreboard in the third, the Wildcats scored seven in the fourth inning and five more runs in the fifth.
Brooks said the doubleheader allowed for key arms in the rotation to get time on the mound.
“We needed to throw guys, and we were able to pitch six people on the day, so that was a positive,” he said.
Seth Hendon was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Bryant Horn had two hits and two RBIs, Braxton Pitts had three hits and an RBI, and Braxton Pitts had three hits and one RBI.Jacob Rogers added two hits. As a team, the Wildcats collected 16 hits.
Nathan Mitchell, Horn and Daniel Whatley combined to allow only one hit from the mound.