Times Staff Reporter
CLAY CITY -- Clay City junior Jake Tiefel took over Thursday night for the Eels as they won against Union in six innings, 11-1.
Tiefel pitched all six innings, only allowing one hit with eight strikeouts. He also succeeded at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a RBI.
"Tiefel I think stole the show tonight," Clay City head coach Vance Edmondson said. "(The) guy sees four pitches at the plate, goes 4-for-4, pitches a one-hitter. He was on for us tonight. He was excellent."
Clay City also began the game well offensively, scoring two run off two hits to take a 2-0 lead.
In the fourth inning, the Eels scored a pair of runs off hits by Austin Fuller and Mason Persinger. Fuller finished the game 2-3 at the plate and scored three runs.
In the fifth inning, Clay City went on a five-hit, five-run scoring tear, starting with Colton Harbour.
Harbour hit a single to right field, then was advanced by another single by Fuller. Persinger then got on base with a walk. Tiefel batted in Harbour, then Kole Smith drove in Fuller. Zach Boggs walked sending Persinger home, and finally Tanner Persinger hit a double that brought home both Tiefel and Smith. The inning finally ended with the Eels ahead, 9-0.
In the top of the sixth, Union found a little offense, scoring one run off a Clay City error.
However, the Eels closed out the game as Fuller scored on a wild pitch and Smith scored on a balk.
Clay City seniors had an extra reason to celebrate Thursday night as Tyler Bridgewater, Fuller and Tanner Persinger were honored before the game.
Clay City advances to 5-5 overall (4-3 in conference play) and plays again Monday at Riverton Parke beginning at 4:30 p.m.
At Clay City
2B -- Cc (T. Persinger), Un (None). SB -- Cc (Bridgewater, Tiefel), Un (None).