|03/21/19 - |
Ada nine-hole hitter Ryan Hagar continued his torrid hitting streak and helped the Cougars roll past Pauls Valley 16-9 on the road Tuesday afternoon.
Hagar went 4-for-5 from the plate with a double, three runs batted in and three runs scored to pace a 14-hit Ada barrage.
“He’s worked very hard. I’m proud of him,” said Ada head coach Dino Rosato.
Ada improved to 5-3 on the young season, while Pauls Valley is still looking for its first victory of the spring, falling to 0-7.
Bo Charboneau also had a big day at the plate for Ada. He finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of walks.
Manny LaValley also keyed the Cougar offense and earned the pitching win as well. LaValley was 2-for-3 with a double and six RBIs from the plate. He also pitched the first 4.2 innings and scattered eight hits, walked four and struck out seven. Only two of the nine runs scored off LaValley were earned.
Tovan Thomsen relieved LaValley and allowed no runs and no hits while striking out four and walking just one over 2.1 innings.
Cade Sliger finished 2-for-5 and scored a pair of runs for Ada. Deland Cobb ended up 1-for-1 with one RBI, two runs scored and two walks.
Ada jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Charboneau led off with a double and ultimately scored off LaValley’s sacrifice fly to left field.
Pauls Valley countered with five runs in the bottom half of the first to take a 5-1 lead. That inning included three of five Ada errors in the contest.
The Cougars tallied five of their own in the top of the second.
Hagar had a run-scoring single to left and Charboneau followed that up with an RBI single to left of his own, pulling Ada within 5-3.
LaValley then smacked a two-run double to left, tying it up at 5-5. Zac Carroll later scored off an error for a 6-5 Cougar edge.
The Panthers then tallied two in the bottom of the second to regain the lead at 7-6. Christian Gonzalez stole home in that frame ,and Kaiden Compton provided an RBI single for the Panthers.
But again, Ada put together another five-run outburst in the top of the third.
Cobb’s RBI double to left tied it up at 7-all. Hagar later hit a run-scoring single to left, making it 8-7. Charboneau’s RBI single to right made it 9-7. Hagar later scored off a wild pitch and LaValley singled to left for another score to make it 11-7.
Pauls Valley picked up a single run in the fourth to pull within 11-8, but the Cougars pushed the advantage back to four, 12-8, by scoring off an error in the fifth.
After the Panthers clipped it to three at 12-9 with a single run in the bottom of the fifth, Ada put the game away with two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings. Carroll and LaValley each picked up one RBI in the sixth as both were hit by bases-loaded pitches to make it 14-9.
Hagar then made it 15-9 with his RBI single to center, and Carroll later drew a bases-loaded walk to close out the scoring.
Compton led PV’s nine-hit attack, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored from the top of the Pauls Valley lineup. Jake Foster scored three runs for the hosts.
PV starter Gage Johnson was one of four pitchers the Panthers used in the game. They combined for seven walks, five hit batters and eight strikeouts.
Ada is at home at 1 p.m. Friday, hosting Madill in a District 4A-3 matchup. The Cougars are 3-0 in district play.