JV Cougars pound North Stokes



By Stephen Henderson

JV baseball team members are: first row (left to right): Landon Augustine, Kirby Shockley, Jacob Mullis, Lincoln Rose, Nick Duncan, McCrae Sawyers and Kase Leftwich; second row: Coach Donald Rakes, Garrett Leftwich, Carson Merriman, Joshua Cockram, Bryson Fulcher, Kelon Penn and Coach Sidney Kirk.

A nine-run third inning iced the cake for the Patrick County High School junior varsity Cougar baseball team last Monday evening in the first half of a double-header against the North Stokes Vikings. The final score was 17-1.

The Cougars were ahead 5-0 before the fourth inning; they scored three more runs in the fourth inning to tally 17 runs.

The lone Viking run came in the fourth inning.

“This was a good team win,” said Coach Donald Rakes. “Our bats came alive tonight with nine players getting a hit, and eight different players contributed RBIs.”

Josh Cockram pitched the complete game, allowing only two hits and three strikeouts. “He had a solid defense behind him,” Rakes said.

Rakes wanted to “shout out” to Cockram for his complete game on the mound and three hits and four RBIs; Bryson Fulcher had two hits and three RBIs; and Landon Augustine and Jacob Mullis each had three runs.

The JV Cougars played at Martinsville Tuesday and will be the first game of a double-headers with George Washington of Danville Friday.

The JV Cougar record is 4-3.