RILEY -- The Clay Youth League made short work of Connersville Friday night to close out the Cal Ripken nine-year-old state tourney pool play with a 21-2 victory in four innings.
After giving up one run in the top of the inning, the Clay Youth League jumped all over Connersville pitchers in the bottom of the first notching 12 runs to take a comfortable lead which would carry them the rest of the way.
Carson Gettle gave the CYL some strong innings on the mound giving up only two runs (the second run came in the third inning), before Caden Canon pitched a scoreless fourth inning to close the game out.
The CYL added five runs in the second and its final four in the third to cap its scoring.
Every batter in the lineup had at least one hit for the CYL, which had 20 in total and were led by 3-for-3 outings by Canon and Trevor Crick, as well as an additional three hits in four at-bats for Braden Evans.
The CYL awaited the results of the day's remaining games, which were unavailable as of press time, and depending on seedings, they will play at either 10 a.m., or noon, today, at Riley Fields.
nine-year old State Tourney
WP -- Gettle. LP -- Daniels.
Next Game: Either 10 a.m. or noon, today, depending on results of late game and seeding.
Cal Ripken 10-year old tourney
SHELBY COUNTY -- Meanwhile, the Clay Youth League dropped its opening game of the Cal Ripken 10-year-old state tourney pool play to Batesville in a barnburner 14-11.
The CYL came out strong, posting a 5-0 lead at the end of the first inning, only to see Batesville eat away at the deficit by scoring two in the second and three in the third to tie the game 5-5.
Batesville added four runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings, while the CYL only managed two in each frame and entered the sixth trailing 13-9.
While the CYL was successful at the plate, the fielding was not as sharp as the team committed seven errors, which aided Batesville's ability to take the lead.
After Batesville added another run in the top of the sixth, the rally for the CYL ended after plating two more in the final half-inning.
For the CYL, Addy Thompson, Landon Hollowell and Chase McCrocklin were each able to record a double during the game.
The CYL will be back in action today, at noon, to face Riley on Field D1 at the Shelby County Fields.
Cal Ripken 10-year old State Tourney
At Shelby County
2B -- CYL 3 (Thompson, Hollowell and McCrocklin).
Next Game: Noon, today, vs. Riley at Field D1.