Clinton comes up short at East Bladen

By Mike Carter

April 12, 2014

Clinton’s baseball team fell behind early on in Friday night’s game at East Bladen. They were unable to overcome early errors which resulted in dropping a 6-5 decision.

The Dark Horses got behind early, rallied to pull within a run but failed to drive across enough runs to take the lead. “We just couldn’t get the hit at the time we needed it most,” said coach Tracy Thornton of Clinton.

When trailing by a run, Clinton left the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning when two batters struck out leaving the potential winning runs stranded. The final frame saw the Horses threaten again when they had runners at first and second with two outs, before Grant Naylor”s line drive to right field was snared on a great catch by the Eagle’s right fielder to end the Horses comeback bid.

Grant Naylor led the horses with two RBI’s, going 2 for 4 at the plate. Wade Sumner and Chandler Whitfield also had two hits each for the Dark Horses. Jonathan Wright handled the pitching duties for the Horses.

Clinton will face Union on Monday night in a Four Conference County road game. Union is coming off of their best game of the year with a 10-0 win over Trask.