Indians Win Home Opener
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A fourth inning, bases-loaded double by Koy Nixon gave Clark County more than enough runs to trim the Schuyler County Rams in the Indians’ home opener on Monday, March 21.
The Indians got their first run in the second inning, when Lucus Eddleman was hit by a pitch. Eddleman stole second, and scored on a Gabe Howe single, putting Clark County up 1-0.
Schuyler County scored in the third, on two walks and two singles. The Indian defense picked off a second Ram runner at home trying to score. A double play ended stranded a Ram runner.
In the bottom of the fourth Howe popped out to start. Ryan Tweedy and Elija Elam walked. Tayten Gordy struck out, and Drew Holsted loaded the bases with a single. Nixon’s double cleared the bases, putting the Indians up 4-1. Nixon added a run on a Carter Briscoe double to give Clark County the 5-1 margin to win.
The Indians scored five runs on four hit and eight walks. Nixon pitched three innings, allowing two hits and one run, and struck out two batters. Briscoe threw three innings, with no hits and five strike-outs. Howe closed for Clark County, throwing one inning with no hits and two strike-outs.