Tuesday night saw baseball and softball action at Durant High School, and the two Cougars teams had very different evenings.
The softball team took a 4-3 loss to the Freedom Patriots. Durant quickly saw a 4-0 deficit in the third inning as the Patriots kept finding ways to get the better of pitcher Kayla Swinson. The Cougars scored two runs in the bottom of the third and one in the sixth to make things interesting, but the Patriots prevented any further damage.
Durant came into the game having won seven of its previous 10, and will now look to get back on track Friday night against Plant City.
The baseball team, on the other hand, picked up a 9-1 win over the Patriots after getting up to their own 4-0 lead early in the third. The Cougars had a field day early on with two runs coming on the board in the first and second innings, added four more in the third and one in the fourth.
Durant has now won eight of its last 10 games and three in a row.
The Cougars will need all the momentum they can get for Friday night’s home game against Plant City, as the Raiders will still have the outcome of the Saladino Tournament final fresh in their minds.