In Thursday night's Cal Ripken 12-and under District Six Tournament action, the Clay County Mud Dogs got six shutout innings of pitching from starter Clay Deweese and Roy Brown singled home the winning run in the eighth inning of a 4-0 extra inning victory over the Riley All-Stars.
The Clay County 12-and-under All-Star squad also picked up a victory, exploding for a pair of homeruns and 10 second inning runs of a 16-1 win over the Worthington All-Star squad.
Deweese struckout five Riley batters while allowing five hits over his six innings before giving way to Scott Wheeler who picked up the win with two more shutout innings of work.
Both Riley and the Mud Dogs slung zeroes up on the board through the first seven innings as neither team mustered more than five hits through the first six innings.
However, the Mud Dogs got things going in the eighth inning as Collin McHargue opened the frame with a leadoff walk and moved to second on a wildpitch. J.T. Jeffries then reached first on a walk and Logan Kile loaded the bases with a walk.
Brown then opened the floodgates with his line single to break the scoreless deadlock. Wheeler then brought home two more runs with a single that gave the Mud Dogs some breathing room in their victory.
In the game Kile had a pair of hits with a walk and Brown also had two hits in the win that moves the Mud Dogs into a 6 p.m. game this evening with Greencastle.
The 12-and-under All-Star squad from Clay County advances to play the winner of the Clay County Mud Dogs/Greencastle contest on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.