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McIntosh leads Columbus North baseball to sweep of Jennings County
April 8, 2012Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Senior Hunter McIntosh pounded out six hits Saturday (April 7), helping the Class 4A co-No. 19 Columbus North baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Jennings County.
McIntosh went 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases as the Bull Dogs (3-0) used a 14-hit barrage to take a 13-7 win in the first game. Junior Coleden Hoeltke when 3-for-4 with a double and four runs, while senior Will Bowman, senior Braden Pelley and freshman Devin Mann each went 2-for-3.
Pelley contributed two RBIs, while Mann had a double and knocked in one run in support of senior Parker Shelton (1-0), who pitched four innings and combined with McIntosh for 11 strikeouts.
In Game 2, an 11-2 triumph, McIntosh went 3-for-3 with a triple and four runs while sophomore Braden Phelps went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead a 10-hit attack. Mann contributed a 2-for-3 effort with three runs, while Pelley went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Sophomore Dylan Cowan pitched a 3-hit complete game to pick up the win in his first start at the varsity level. Junior center fielder Jesse Tompkins made a diving catch to help Cowan's effort.
"As a team, we don't swing at bad pitches," CN coach Brian Muckerheide told The Republic. "We want to kill fastballs and adjust to everything else."
The coach also praised Cowan for his second-game effort on the mound.
"Dylan gave us great pitching," Muckerheide said. "We had confidence in him, but we didn't know if he had confidence in himself. He proved (Saturday) that the varsity spotlight was not too big for him."
Columbus North returns to action at 5 p.m. Monday (April 9) when it hosts Trinity Lutheran. The Bull Dogs follow with a game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 10) at home against Franklin before their first road game of the season at 5 p.m. Thursday (April 12) at Shelbyville.
At Columbus North
Jennings County...............020 011 3 -- 7 11 1
Columbus North............... 344 011 x -- 13 14 2
Battery: Parker Shelton, Hunter McIntosh (5) and Will Bowman.
Doubles: Devin Mann 2, Coleden Hoeltke.
Jennings County...............001 100 0 -- 2 3 3
Columbus North...............424 010 x -- 11 10 0
Battery: Dylan Cowan and Will Bowman.