March 7, 2013

Cougars baseball wins big in opener

Dalton Middle School’s baseball team opened the season with a dominant win Monday, beating visiting Rome 15-0 in a game shortened to three innings by the mercy rule.

The Cougars tallied 14 hits, with Maddux Houghton leading the way with a 3-for-3 effort that included a double. Brock Nelson was 2-for-2 with a double and picked up the win on the mound, striking out four in two innings of work.

Cole Shelton was 2-for-3 with a triple, while Sam Stepp was 2-for-2 with a double.

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