Your TCS Cougars played their final regular season game yesterday versus AASD. It was a game that placed this year’s team among the top echelon of all of TCS sports teams especially the baseball program. Young Shane Hendrickson toted the pill to the hill for his first start of the season. Shane did have a relief effort when we played Old Suwanee Christian but this was his first true start as pitcher. He did not disappoint. After his defense let him down on two successive hitters both he and the defense settled down and began playing Cougar baseball. Shane finished the inning strong with two strikeouts and only allowing one unearned run. His prowess continued into both the second and third innings as the visitors from Decatur could not place the bat on the ball giving the home standing crew the opportunity to flex their muscles. Each batter for the Cougars save one got on base and scored. Patience at the plate and a willingness to walk or to get on base anyway necessary was the theme for the day as your Cougars tallied 16 runs on their way to their 9th/10th wins for the season. (Since we only actually played AASD once, the outcome counts twice).
Shane in winning yesterday upped his record to 1-0 and in doing so threw our third no-hitter of the season joining Brett Boyles who threw two this season.
The Cougars are now 10-0 for the season and 6-0 in the conference for the second time in a row.
Interesting fact: In 6 conference games we average 18 runs and give up only 1. For all 10 games we averaged 14 runs per game while only giving up 2.5 runs per game.
Next Up: AAC Baseball City State National World Interstellar Championships of the Conference, Semi-Finals @ 4:00, Monday April 24. Opponent yet to be determined.
Your Proud and Humble Coaches
Casey and Cecil