On the first day of conference play the Kougars hosted the Griffith Panthers. The panthers opened up the scoring in the top of the third by scoring 1 run on an error. In the bottom of the third the kougars answered back by plating 4 runs of their own. The panthers scored one more time in the top of the seventh but came up short as the kougars shut them down to finish off the game. Defense ruled the night as both teams played exceptionally well but the kougars were too strong to be defeated.