2017-04-19 / Sports

Cougar baseball wins 4th in a row

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter

A short week of games for the Carroll baseball team made no difference when rolling through opponents as the Cougars made quick work of Maconaquah, 11-6 and then traveled to North Miami the following evening, winning in a nail-biter, 5-4.

The Cougars fell behind early after a 1-run first inning by the Maconaquah Braves but bounced back in the following inning when they put together 3 runs. From there, the Cougars tallied 8 more runs throughout the remainder of the game, securing the lead for good.

Maconaquah attempted a comeback with 5 runs in the 6th but Carroll’s previous offense kept the Cougars ahead.

Carroll registered 6 players with at least 2 hits apiece but Tyler Holford led with 3. Korbin Cox led the way on the mound, striking out 5 batters.

The following evening the Cougars found themselves in a dogfight with North Miami. After taking a 1-0 lead going into the third inning, North Miami regained its composure and had Carroll crawling out of a 3-2 deficit going into the top of the 4th. Three Cougar runs later and Carroll looked to have locked the game up from then on out. North Miami’s one lone run in the 7th inning was too little, too late as Carroll moved to a 5-1 record with the win.

Carroll will travel to Tri Central on Wednesday at 5 p.m. followed by a double header against Rossville at home on Friday. The home stand against the Hornets is scheduledfora5o’clock start.

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