By Ashlee Mullis
The PC Varsity Baseball team had a disappointing finish to a fantastic baseball game, losing 9-2 to Tunstall at home. Colby Vernon got the start and threw four excellent innings, giving up two runs on four hits striking out one and walking one.
The game was tied 2-2 going into the sixth and the Cougars gave up seven in the final two innings, six of them being unearned.
Kelon Penn took the loss in relief.
The Cougars took the lead in the bottom of the first when McCray Sawyers singled, came around, and scored on an error by the Tunstall third baseman. Patrick County scored again in the bottom of the second when Jacob Mullis was played following a walk.
After the Trojans tied it up in the top of the fourth, the Cougars threatened in the bottom of the inning with back to back hits by Taylor Swails and Lane Taylor, and a walk to Josh Cockram, but failed to capitalize, stranding the bases loaded.
From that point on, Tunstall pitchers held the Cougar bats in check.
Cougars had six hits, led by Sawyers with two and Kelon Penn, Bryson Fulcher, Swails, and Taylor adding one hit each.