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By Mike Scott
Rain delayed the Class 3, District 7 baseball tournament this week. Originally scheduled for Monday evening, the Clark County Indians finally faced the Monroe City Panthers in the semi-final game at Palmyra.
The second-seeded Indians were the home team, and put Monroe City down in order in the top of the first inning.
Drew Holsted singled to start the Indians. Koy Nixon struck out, and Zander Johnson doubled to score Holsted, and Clark County took a 1-0 lead.
Monroe City put two batters on base in the second, but Clark County’s defense kept them there. Tristen Pitford walked in the Indian second, but he was the only Indian to get on base.
The Panthers scored a trio of runs to take a third inning lead 3-1.
Clark County answered in the fourth. Zander Johnson walked, and Carter Briscoe singled, and Gabe Howe doubled to bring them home. Later in the inning, Day walked, and Lucas Eddleman doubled. Both would scored, giving the Indians 5-3 lead.
Monroe City added a pair of runs in the fifth to tie the game, and two more in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead.
Clark County couldn’t find any more runs, and ended the 2021 season with a 7-13 record.
Palmyra defeated Monroe City 15-0 to claim the district title. Palmyra will play Father Tolton on Tuesday.