Rector Squads Split With EPC
The Rector Cougars once again faced All-State pitcher Clay Malone and lost 8-1 to the East Poinsett County Warriors Thursday, April 14, at Rector Memorial Park.
"Malone doesn't give you anything," coach Robert Dorman said. "I thought we did good putting the ball in play against him."
Sam Westbrook was on the mound for five innings. He gave up eight hits, three earned runs, two walks and struck out seven.
Offensively, Westbrook was 3 for 4. Case Watson was 2 for 3. Garrett Buck and Austin Clairday each had a hit apiece.
"I thought we played pretty well and hits were pretty even," Dorman said. "We had seven and they had eight. Where they killed us was they had more base runners on and ours were scattered. We did give up too many free base runners. EPC is a good team, early on they had trouble coming out of basketball season, but they've gotten it together."
The Cougars were on the road Tuesday night playing Buffalo Island Central. Results will be in next week's edition of the CCTD.
On the other hand, the Lady Cougars pulled off a win of 9-7 against East Poinsett County at Rector Memorial Park Thursday, April 14, after a rough first inning.
Maddie Hobbs was on the mound. She gave up four hits, walked five, hit two batters and struck out six.
"Maddie had an inning not like her, but she recovered and pitched like she can," coach Dave Hendrix said. "Right now we're just finding ways to win."
Rector had eight hits as a team led by Colby Lynch and Emma Hobbs who both had two hits and two RBIs.
The Lady Cougars played at Buffalo Island Central Tuesday night and results will be in next week's edition of the CCTD.