Cougar Baseball Kicks Off Season With Win
The Rector High School baseball team started off the season with a win against Buffalo Island Central on Monday, downing the Mustangs by a score of 6-2. With the victory the Cougars notch a win in their first game of the season, as well as the first conference contest of the year.
Nick Hardin led the team on the mound, pitching the entire game while striking out 12 BIC batters and giving up only one earned run. Offensively Lawson Ford was 3 for 3, with a double and drove in three of the Rector runs. Meanwhile, Blane Murray and Sam Westbrook also drove in one run each.
Cougar's Coach Robert Dorman said he felt like the team did well for their first game. "The team didn't get much practice due to the recent weather, and this was the first time they really stepped onto the field," he observed. "We did great offensively, and Nick Hardin did phenomenal. The team did great, and it's nice to have a big conference win to start off the season," Dorman added.
The Cougars are scheduled to host the Warriors of East Poinsett County this Thursday, Mar. 19. They will be competing next week at Cross County on Monday, Mar. 30, and will host the Riverside Rebels on Tuesday, Mar. 31 at home.
Meanwhile, due to poor field conditions, the Rector High School softball team's game with Crowley's Ridge Academy set for Monday, March 16, was postponed.
Conditions permitting, the Lady Cougars are scheduled to visit the Lady Rebels of Riverside on Friday, March 20. They're slated to travel to Marked Tree for a conference game with the Lady Indians on Saturday, March 21.
The next home game on the schedule for Coach Dave Hendrix and the squad is a non-conference contest with Armorel, set for Saturday, March 28 at Rector.