Lake Forest out-swings Carmel
Apr 16, 2015 10:05 PM -
Cooper Johnson's swing, which suggested he was trying to deposit his friend's pitch onto Route 176, was oh-so mighty. "I was trying to do too much," Johnson said of his first-inning rip, which missed the baseball. Lake Forest's 8-4 win over host Carmel Catholic on Thursday was oh-so-mighty big for Johnson's buddy, Cal Coughlin. Last spring, the two Division-I recruits were high school teammates, part of Carmel's super sophomore class. Then Coughlin transferred to Lake Forest. "I just wanted to beat these guys," Coughlin said after earning the win on the mound and going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and 2 RBI. "I didn't want to lose at all. I didn't want to give them a reason to talk. I mean, I love these guys. But I wouldn't have heard the end of it."