Whiteville, a team the Dark Horses battle every year, entered into Friday’s game sporting a 13-8 record; Clinton, 12-9.
According to Dark Horses statistician Jeff Tew, the Dark Horses’ only run came early in the game.
At the plate, Kullen Bell was 2-3 with an RBI; Wes Purcell was 1-1 with a single; and Will Pearson was 2-3 with two singles.
Stanley faced 27 batters, Tew recalled, adding that he only walked three.
Multiple calls to Thornton were not returned Friday night.
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