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The Clark County Indians broke a six game losing streak on the road Tuesday, May 10, at South Shelby.
Clark County put three runners on base in the first inning, but couldn’t get any across the plate.
The Cardinals scored one run in the first, and two in the second to take a 3-0 lead.
In the third, Drew Holsted was hit by a pitch, and advanced to second on an error. Holsted scored on another error and a Koy Nixon grounder. Carter Briscoe got hit by a pitch, and Tristen Pitford singled, scoring Nixon. Konner Westercamp, running for Briscoe, scored on a Gabe Howe sacrifice to tie the game at 3-3.
Hosted added a run for Clark County in the fourth inning, scoring on a Nixon single.
Holsted hit a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Indians up 6-3.
South Shelby rallied in the bottom of the sixth with two runs, but fell short with the 6-5 final.
Briscoe pitched six innings for Clark County, allowing nine hits and five runs. He struck out five batters.
Owen Burr closed for Clark County, with no hits and no runs.
On Friday evening, the Indians honored their only senior player, Ryan Tweedy, in a Senior Night ceremony before their contest with West Hancock
The visiting Titans took a 4-0 lead in the first inning.
Holsted walked to start the Indian inning, and Nixon was hit by a pitch. Holsted scored on a Briscoe single.
West Hancock put 11 runs on the board in the third inning, but Clark County added three more, as Nixon, Westerkamp and Howe each scored.
Clark County rallied in the fifth inning. Howe was hit by a pitch, and Eli Elam walked.
Colin Hunziker struck out, and Ryan Tweedy doubled to score Howe. Caleb Nelson doubled to bring in Elam and Tweedy.
Holsted and Nixon both took base after being hit with a pitch, and Nelson scored on a fielder’s choice hit by Briscoe. Holsted scored on a singe by Pitford, and the Indians closed the gap to 15-9.
The Indians added another three runs in the sixth, with Elam, Holsted and Nelson scoring, but the Titans held on for a 15-12 win.
The Indians used eight pitchers in the contest.
Howe and Burr each pitched one inning. Howe gave up four runs and four hits. Nixon and Pitford threw partial innings, each allowing five runs. Matt Miller gave ups one run in one inning. Lucus Eddleman threw one inning, allowing no runs or hits.
Ryan Tweedy pitched three innings for Clark County, giving up three hits, and Eli Elam closed, with no hits.
The Indians finished the regular season with a 8-10 record, and have a first round bye in the district tournament. They will play South Shelby Monday evening.