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Clay County 13's finish bracket play with win

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clay County 13 players prepare to bat during Saturday's win. [Order this photo]

Times Staff Reporter

The Clay County Youth League 13-year-olds followed Thursday's win against Connersville with a win against Delta on Friday, 18-4.

Despite a late start, both teams came out swinging in the opening inning.

Tanner Knust led off in the top of the first with a single. Number two batter, Tucker Stewart, walked.

They would go on to score the first and second runs of the game.

After the first inning, Clay County led 2-1.

Clay County really opened up the game in the top of the second inning by scoring 16 runs off eight hits

Twenty batters came up to bat in the inning as Clay County went through its entire order more than twice.

Knust had two singles in the second, adding to his great day.

Brayden White found himself on base when his name was called, although not by hits or walks -- he was hit by pitches both times up to the plate in the inning.

Finally, Dalton Shaw got on base three times in the second; he was walked twice and hit a double.

"We came out and hit the ball really well," Clay County Manager Jeff Stewart said. "We had a lot of great offense in the second inning. Kind of helped us put the game away."

Clay County didn't need to score any more runs in the game. It just sat on the 18 it already had.

For Clay County, Seth Barrett picked up the pitching win by going the first two innings, allowing a pair of hits. Hunter Wolfe followed on the mound with an inning of work, striking out a pair while giving up two hits. White capped the victory with two innings of work.

At Northview

Pool play (Saturday)

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2B -- Clay County -- 3 (Wolfe, Girton, Shaw)

SB -- Clay County -- 5 (Knust, Stewart, Howald, Girton, White)