Cougars blank Monroe

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Crisp County Cougars pitched a 1 hit shutout against the Monroe High Tornado’s on Friday evening and won the game in 4 innings by virtue of the mercy rule 15-0. The Cougars wasted no time in jumping down the proverbial throat of the visitors 8-0 in the bottom half of the 1st inning. The Cougars would go onto add 2 more runs in the second and three more in the third. Finally in the bottom of the 4th the Cougars put the game away with two more runs. Russ Taunton led the Cougar offense with a 3 hit performance and he was followed by Ty Johnson and Brennan Bledsoe who both collected two safeties on the night. From the rubber Myles Napier pitched 3.0 innings walked 2, gave up 1 cheap hit and struck out 5. He was relieved by Bailey Barfield who walked one gave up no hits and no runs. The win over Monroe pushes the Cougars to 3-3 in region

Myles Napier delivers a smoking fastball past  a Monroe hitter                                      

play with three games against Dougherty and three against Worth remaining. The Cougars play Dougherty in a double header on Tuesday in Albany and are back home against them on Thursday. Wins against Dougherty will all but assure the Cougars of at least third place in region and a play off spot. If they can win the following week against Worth the region would be wide open.