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The Clark County Indian baseball team won four of five games last week, improving their season record to 15-6.
Clark County At Canton
On Monday, the Indians traveled to Canton. The Indians got on the board first when Drew Holsted hit a sacrifice fly that brough Carter Briscoe home.
Canton tied the game in the bottom of the first.
The Indians added another run in the third inning when Caleb Nelson scored on a grounder by Briscoe and a Tiger error.
Matt Miller homered in the fourth inning to put Clark County up 3-1.
In the fifth inning, Nelson reached base on an error, then scored on a bunt by Collin Hunziker. Briscoe scored on a Holsted base hit, and Hunziker scored on an error, giving Clark County a 7-1 lead.
Canton picked up their second run in the bottom of the fifth to make the final 7-2 score.
Clark County scored seven runs on four hits. Gabe Howe pitched five innings, giving up three hits and two runs. Briscoe closed for two innings, allowing one hit.
Quincy Notre Dame At Clark County
The Indians were overmatched from the start of Tuesday’s contest, as QND downed Clark County 12-1 in five innings. The Raiders scored one run in the first inning, and piled on five ihn the second.
Clark County’s only run came in the third inning. Briscoe singled to start the inning, and took second on a passed ball. Briscoe scored on a line drive by Howe.
Clark County had eight hits in the contest. Holsted pitched three innings, allowing five hits and seven runs. Koy Nixon was on the mound for two-thirds of an inning, giving up one hit and five runs, and Ryder Howe closed for Clark County.
West Hancock At Clark County
The Clark County Indians made quick work of West Hancock on Wednesday afternoon, bombing the Titans 17-1 in three innings.
After a scoreless first inning, West Hancock scored their only run in the second inning. In the bottom of the second, Koy Nixon walked, and Tristen Pitford hit a sacrifice, moving Nixon to second. Eli Elam walked, and Nelson reached on an error to load the bases. Briscoe walked, scoring Nixon. Hunziker singled to drive Elam home. Holsted cleared the bases with a grand slam to put the Indians up 6-1. Howe grounded out, and Miller reached base on an error. Nixon walked to move Miller to second. Pitford singled scoring Miller, but Pitford was thrown out at second to end the inning with Clark County up 7-1.
In the bottom of the third, Elam popped out to start for Clark County. Nelson singled, and took second on a passed ball. Briscoe singled, putting runners at the corners. Hunziker singled, driving Nelson home. Holsted singled, scoring Briscoe. Holsted stole second, and Hunziker scored on an error. Howe singled to score Holsted. Miller singled, and Nixon was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Pitford popped out, and Elam was hit by a pitch, scoring Howe. Nelson doubled, bringing Miller and Nixon home. Briscoe hit a grounder and reached base on an error. Elam scored. Hunziker doubled to center, scoring Nelson and Briscoe, giving the Indians the 17-1 win.
Holsted led the Indian offense with three hits and five RBI’s, including the grand slam. Hunziker had three hits and four RBI’s. Conner Shatley pitched three innings, allowing four hits and one run.
Scotland County At
Carter Briscoe had a rough start on the mound for Clark County as they hosted the Scotland County Tigers on Thursday. The Indian senior hit two Tiger batters with a pitches, but left three runners stranded on base, giving up only one run in the first.
Hunziker hit a one-out single in the bottom of the first. Holsted followed with a single, and Howe hit a grounder, reaching first on an error. Miller singled, scoring Hunziker. Nixon struck out swinging. Holsted scored on a throwing error by the Scotland catcher, while Miller and Howe advanced. Howes scored on another Tiger error, and Miller took third. Pitford singled, scoring Miller, and the Indians led 4-1 after one inning.
Four straight walks put the Indians up 5-0 in the third inning.
Hunziker singled to kick off the fourth inning. Chayce Webster took his place on base, then stole second on a wild pitch. Webster scored on a single by Holsted. Holsted stole second, and took third on a Miller ground out. Nixon singled to bring him home, giving the Indians a 7-1 lead.
The Tigers added a run in the fifth inning.
In the bottom of the sixth, Howe singled to get on base. Ryder Howe took his place as a runner, and Lucus Eddleman walked. Nixon grounded into a fielder’s choice, and Howe was out at third. Pitford doubled to bring in two runs. Thomas Church replaced Elam in the lineup, and singled to score Pitford, and the Indians went up 10-2, which would be the final score.
Briscoe threw seven innings for Clark County, giving up seven hits and two runs. Holsted, Pitford and Miller each had two hits.
Clark County At Mendon
On Friday, the Indians traveled across the Mississippi to Mendon to duel with the Mustangs.
After three scoreless innings, the Indians broke the scoring drought with a double by Howe. Eddleman came in as a runner. Miller doubled, bringing Eddleman home.
Mendon tied the game in the bottom of the fourth.
In the fifth, Nelson singled, followed by a Briscoe single. Hunziker singled to load the bases. Holsted hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Nelson, but Hunziker was out at second. Howe singled, bring Briscoe and Holsted home, and putting Clark County up 4-1.
The Indians got their final run in the sixth. Elam walked with one out. Webster came in as a courtesy runner. Nelson singled. Webster scored on a single by Hunziker, making the score 5-1.
The Mustangs added a run in the bottom of the sixth, but the Indians took the win to improve to 15-6.
Howe pitched seven innings for Clark County, allowing three hits and two runs. Hunziker had four hits, and Howe had three for Clark County.
This week, the Indians host Monroe City on Monday, play at home against Hannibal on Tuesday, and travel to Knox County on Wednesday. On Friday, the Indians play Illini West at Carthage.