After a disappointing performance on the baseball diamond in an 11-0 loss to Cabool April 26, the Thayer Bobcats turned their game around the next day and hammered Eminence 15-2 April 27.
Base hits, along with good base running from Adam Crase, Jared Foley and Derric Craig helped get the Bobcats out front early.
Ethan Leisenring's blazing speed allowed him to beat out a couple of throws at first, after his infield hits at the plate.
After one bobble, Tony Ary shut down two base hits, with strong arm shots from his short stop position.
The Bobcats got a solid game from Jeremey Cabrales behind the plate and Coach Matt Pitts made some necessary player adjustments to cover for injuries in the starting lineup.
The Bobcats headed east on Highway 142 to visit a dusty and windy field at the home of the Couch Indians April 29.
Thayer held the lead for a brief period, but Couch got clicking and used a sixth-inning rally to come away with a 12-9 win over the Cats.
The Indians used a big three-run homer to get rolling.
Thayer starting pitcher Brian Tate held steady for three innings but began to struggle in the fourth and was relieved by Tony Ary.
Couch starter Kyle Goetting gave up some runs to the Cats in the early rounds, but settled in and lasted the full course of the game.