JV Cougars complete 12-5 season


By Stephen Henderson

The Patrick County High School junior varsity baseball team completed a 12-5 season with a loss and a win last week.

Last Tuesday the JVs hosted Tunstall and fell to the Trojans 8-5. Wednesday, they traveled to Martinsville and won 22-5 in three innings.

Tunstall started the game with a 1-0 lead in the first and added another run in the third and four in the fourth.

The Cougars added four runs in the fifth, including a two-RBI single from Lane Taylor to cut the Trojan lead to one.

“This was a good baseball game between two good teams,” said Coach Donnie Rakes. “Shout-out to Nick Duncan and Josh Cockram who pitched their hearts out,” he added.

“This was a good job by the entire team,” Rakes said.

Wednesday, the Cougars scored 14 runs in the first inning against Martinsville; they added eight in the second inning.

Kirby Shockley had three hits. Josh Cockram, Kelon Penn, Carson Merriman and Garrett Leftwich had two hits each. Cockram, Penn and Jacob Mullis each scored three runs.

“This was a good way to end our season,” Rakes said. “Everyone played and everyone contributed,” he added.

“We really improved as a baseball team. We started the season with a 1-3 record and finished with 12 wins. Several of these kids have a bright future on the varsity level,” he added. “I couldn’t be prouder of their effort and improvement,” said Rakes.


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