Cougars club three home runs in rout of Madill

Tina Davis/For the Ada NewsAda’s Jarrett Ellis went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Cougars’ 13-2 rout of Madill on the road Tuesday night. Ada is at Little Axe at 4:30 p.m. today.

MADILL – Jerrett Ellis, Jackson McFarlane and Patrick Tims each clubbed home runs as the Ada Cougars secured their first victory of the 2018 baseball season with a 13-2 rout of host Madill in five innings on Tuesday.

Ada, 1-2 on the season, avenged Monday’s 6-4 home loss to Madill.

Five Cougars – McFarlane, Ellis, Tims, Jalen Graham and Hunter Conklin – collected two hits each in the contest, while teammate Zac Carroll tossed a four-hitter, as he allowed only four hits and two walks while recording one strikeout.

“We came out and swung the bats really well and gave our young freshman Zac Carroll, some breathing room on the mound early, and he settled in and pitched really well,” said first-year head coach Austin Jarvis. “It was a big win for us. I’m very proud of the guys and their approach after a tough Monday night loss.”

McFarlane’s leadoff solo home run in the first inning got Ada going early. After Graham drew a walk, Ellis launched a two-run homer to make it 3-0.

The Cougars then upped the count to 5-0 in the second as Bo Charboneau drew a one-out walk, and advanced to second on McFarlane’s walk, and Graham executed a bunt-single to load up the bases. Charboneau then scored off an error, and McFarlane later crossed the plate off a passed ball.

Ada increased the advantage to 8-0 with a three-run third inning. A one-out single by Trel Moore and a two-out walk by Charboneau set the stage for an RBI single by McFarlane and a two-run single to left field by Graham as Charboneau and McFarlane scored.

In the fourth. Conklin hit a leadoff double to left and Tims smacked a two-run homer to left, lifting Ada to a 10-0 cushion. Carroll later hit a run-scoring single to center, bringing home Christian Maloy, who had singled earlier in the inning for an 11-0 Cougar advantage.

Ada tallied two more runs in the fifth for a 13-0 lead as Ellis raced home off a passed ball and Maloy delivered a sacrifice fly.

Madill finally got on the board with a pair of scores in the bottom half of the fifth, but it was too little, too late.

McFarlane and Graham each finished 2-for-3 from the plate, while Ellis, Tims and Conklin each finished 2-for-4 as the Cougars compiled 14 hits. Both of Conklin’s hits went for doubles.

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Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.