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The Clark County Indians open their 2021 season on Saturday, March 20, with a 7-3 loss at Moberly.
The Indians collected hits by Drew Holstead, Aaron Day, Sam Wheeler and Ryan Tweedy.
On Monday, March 22, they played Schuyler County at home.
The visiting Rams got their only run in the first inning.
Drew Holsted hit a lead off single, and Lucas Eddleman walked. Zander Johnson slapped a deep double, and the game was tied 1-1 after one inning.
Gabe Howe walked in the second, advanced on a Aaron Day sacrifice, and scored on a single by Sam Wheeler.
The third inning brought five runs in for Clark County, including a three-run homer by Johnson.
Three more runs crossed the plate in the eighth inning as Clark County rolled to a 10-1 victory.
“We’re doing well so far. We have a lot of young kids, and only two senior (Aaron Day and Sam Wheeler). We’re young, but the young kids have played a lot of baseball,” said Indian Head Coach Jerry Jerome.
“They all know how to play the game of baseball. Against Moberly, we had some opportunities to get some runs around, and some errors. But we played pretty errorless ball against Schuyler. We put the ball in play and were able to drive through some runs.
Jerome’s strategy has players rotating through several positions.
For instance, at Moberly, Gabe Howe was the starting pitcher. Carter Briscoe was catcher, and Aaron Day was at third. Lucas Eddleman was a shortstop, and Eli Elam played second, and Zander Johnson played first. In the outfield were Koy Nixon, Drew Holstead and Sam Wheeler. Ryan Tweedy, Kaden Hamner and Colin Hunziker came off the bench.
“Every time we change pitchers we’re going to be moving kids around,” Jerome said.
“A lot of guys are going to wear a lot of different hats. When you get players that can play multiple positions, it increases their chances of getting on the field,” Jerome said.
Jerome’s goal for the year are simple.
“We just want to keep getting better every day through the season, and you never know what will happen in the tournament.”