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Eels hammer WRV in softball, while baseball squad falls short

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

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Clay City junior Cameron Gerber struck out 11 batters in a five inning, 18-1 victory over White River Valley on Monday.

CLAY CITY -- The Eels used White River Valley pitcher Ashley Kidwell's wildness to their advantage in an 18-1 five inning decision on Monday night.

Kidwell had eight walks and hit four batters combined with a combination of 12 passed balls and wild pitches in the loss.

Clay City pitcher Cameron Gerber on the other hand, dominated in the victory.

The lefthander struckout 11 in five innings while allowing just one hit and an unearned run. She also singled and scored a run in the Eel's third win this year.

The Eels jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning as Chelsee Gerber struckout in the leadoff spot but reached first base on a passed ball. Loni Rhodes was then hit by a pitch.

Gerber and Rhodes moved into scoring position on a passed ball and Gerber would score on Keri Bettenbrock's groundout. Kasi Thatcher walked and Rhodes would score on another passed ball. With one out, Kendra Roe would walk before Thatcher scored on a wild pitch. Roe would later score on another wild pitch.

All told, the Eels would score four runs in the inning on no hits.

Clay City added six runs in the second inning to put the game out of reach as Gerber singled and later scored as Bettenbrock drew a bases loaded walk.

Kidwell's control problems continued in the inning, allowing two more walks along with hitting Rhodes once again.

An error on a Thatcher grounder aided the inning and Angela Ewer singled home a pair of runs before Roe doubled home Ewer in the inning.

The Eels would bring in their reserves to finish the game and they continued to pour on the runs.

Ashley Schopmeyer singled to open the third inning before Cassie Long reached on an error. Lindsey Moss would follow with a single to centerfield to score a run and Long would score on a wild pitch. Tawny Hayden singled with one out to score Moss and Ashley Capps drew a walk.

Tori Reece picked up the Eel's third hit of the inning, a single that scored both Hayden and Capps before Sam Floyd singled.

Reece would score on another wild pitch and the Eels led 16-0 through three innings of play.

Gerber kept on dominating WRV on the mound, striking out another two in the fourth and two more in the fifth despite allowing an unearned run on an error.

The Eels added another two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cap their scoring.

Despite the easy victory, coach Amy Hammond believes the win might have been counter productive.

"We've got a tough game (tonight) against Riverton Parke," said Hammond. "The pitching will be like night and day. We'll be out here early getting some work on the hitting machine."

The Eels will face off with the top-ranked Panthers tonight at 5 p.m.

Clay City 18, WRV 1

At Clay City

WRV00001-- 112
Clay City4662--- 1892

WP -- Gerber. LP -- Kidwell.

2B -- Roe.

Next Game: Clay City (3-2 overall) faces top-ranked Riverton Parke tonight at 5 p.m.


Clay City Baseball

Shakamak 10, Clay City 1

The ninth-ranked Lakers scored seven runs over the first three innings on the way to a 10-1 victory.

Klay Knox lost the decision on the mound, but did add a fifth inning homerun.

Ryan Schroer picked up a pair of hits for the Eels and Stephen Johnson added a single in the sixth inning.

The Eels varsity will travel to Linton for a double header on Thursday while the junior varsity faces North Central tonight at home.

Shakamak 10, Clay City 1

At Clay City

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Clay City0000100-- 141

WP -- Rehmel. LP -- Knox.

HR -- Knox.

Next game: Clay City (0-6 overall) will travel to Linton for a double header on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m.



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