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Indians 10-5 After Busy Week

 The Clark County Indian baseball team had a busy week, playing five games in a span of six days. 

Clark County vs. Highland 

On Monday, the Indians were on the road at Highland, and made quick work of the Cougars with a 15-0 win in four innings. 

The Indians scored seven runs in the first inning. Carter Briscoe walked, but was out at second on a Colin Hunziker base hit. Hunziker took second on a passed ball, and Drew Holsted doubled, scoring Hunziker. Gabe Howe followed with a home run, and Matt Miller walked. Travis Pitford popped up, and reached on an error, but Miller was out advancing to second. Koy Nixon singled, and Eli Elam singled, bring0ing Pitford home. Caleb Nelson singled to score Nixon. Briscoe singled, and advanced on an error. Nelson scored on the same error, putting Clark County up 7-0. 

The Indians added a pair of runs in the second inning, with Howe and Miller crossing the plate. 

In the third inning, Briscoe and Holsted added runs for Clark County. 

The Indians added their last four runs in the fourth inning, with Lucus Eddleman, Nelson, Briscoe and Chayce Webster coming home, giving them a 15- run lead. 

Conner Shatley gave up three hits and one walk in his four innings on the mound. Briscoe led the Indians with three hits. 

Palmyra At Clark County 

The Indians had another blowout win over rival Palmyra on Tuesday, with an 11-1 win. The Indians racked up ten hits, with Howe and Hunziker booking two hit each. 

Clark County took the lead early, putting three runs on the board in the first inning. Briscoe and Hunziker scored on a Howe single, and Holsted scored on a Nixon hit. 

Hunziker added a run in the second, scoring on a Panther error. 

In the third inning, Nixon scored on an error, putting the Indians up 6-0. 

Palmyra tallied their sole run in the fourth. 

A four-run fourth inning for Clark County saw Hunziker, Holsted, Eddleman and Miller round the bases. 

In the fifth inning, Hunziker scored as Holsted reached base on an error, ending the game with the mercy rule. 

Howe threw four and a third innings for Clark County, allowing four this and one run. Miller closed, giving up no hits. 

Clark County At 

West Hancock 

The Indians lost the lead late in Wednesday’s game at West Hancock, falling 5-4, despite outhitting their opponents eight to six. 

The Indians got on the board in the third inning, with Miller scoring on a Pitford double. 

West Hancock took a 2-1 in the fourth inning. 

In the fifth, Miller scored on a Briscoe single to tie the game, but West Hancock took the lead again in the bottom of the fifth, pulling ahead 4-2. 

The Indians tied the game again in the sixth, with Webster and Miller crossing home plate. 

West Hancock took the lead for good in the sixth, to take the 5-4 win. 

Briscoe pitched six innings for Clark County, giving up six hits. Miller had three hits to lead the Indians. 

South Shelby At 

Clark County 

Two northeast Missouri powerhouse teams met Thursday in Kahoka. 

The Indians took an early lead, with Hunizker and Webster crossing the plate in the first inning. 

The Cardinals picked up their first run in the top of the third. 

The game stayed tied at 2-1 until the bottom of the fifth. Nelson led off with a single, and scored on a Hunziker double. Hunziker scored on a Holsted hit, and Howe drove Holsted home with a single, putting Clark County up 5-1. 

A five-run inning in the sixth for the Cardinals put South ahead by one run, but the Indians bounced back with three more in the bottom of the sixth. Elam walked, Webster came in as a pinch runner. Webster moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Nelson. Briscoe singled a pop fly, then stole second. Hunziker walked, loading the bases. Holsted singled to drive in two runs. Hunziker scored on a fly ball from Howe to put the Indians up by two. 

South got two run in the top of the seventh to tie the game. 

In the bottom, Nixon took first after being hit by a pitch, and took second on a Webster sacrifice. Nelson grounded out, moving Nixon into scoring position on third, but the Indians could bring him home, and the game headed to extra innings. 

In the eighth, South took the win, driving in two runs. 

Clark County At Macon 

Clark County fell behind early, and couldn’t recover in a 7-1 loss on the road. 

The Tigers put five runs up in the first, and added another in the second inning. 

The Indians’ lone run came in the fifth. Miller walked to start off, and took third on a Nixon single and Macon error. Miller stole home with two outs to save the Indians from a shutout. 

This week, the Indians host LaPlata on Monday, travel to Monroe City on Friday, and host West Hancock on Saturday.