Clay County Post 2 pitches way to Friday night sweep

Friday, June 8, 2018
Bailey Hasler pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Clay County Post 2 during Thursday's win over Paris, Ill.

Times Staff Report

On Friday afternoon, Clay County Post 2 got a dominant pitching effort in sweeping both of its games with a 12-1 win over Charleston, Ill. in five innings and 3-0 over Shelby County’s junior legion squad.

In the noon tourney opener at Mattoon, Bailey Hasler went two innings without allowing a hit and walked two as Charleston scored its lone run. However, the Clay County offense was pounding the ball to the tune of a 4-0 lead after two innings. Post 2 would then add a six-run outburst in the third inning to put the game out of reach. Jace Harper pitched the final three innings of three-hit, shutout baseball.

Hunter Adams had a three-run triple and posted four RBIs overall. Hasler and Abbott each had two hits and scored twice. Korbin Allen scored three times in the win and Newton was 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in two r uns. Seth Rounds added a hit, scored twice and drove in two runs. Keegan Garrison also had two hits.

In the evening game on Friday, Kade Roembke and Newton combined for a one-hit shutout against Shelby County. Roembke gave up a hit and struck out four while Newton finished the final four innings of scoreless, hitless baseball.

At the plate, Newton also had a triple and drove in a run and Hunter Adams had two hits and an RBI. Levi Adams, Benjamin Goshen and Caleb Swearingen each had hits.

Friday game two

Clay County Post 2 batting (ab-r-h-rbi): Bailey Hasler 2-1-0-0; Hunter Adams 4-0-2-1; Jacob LaFary 4-0-0-0; Keegan Garrison 3-0-0-0; Levi Adams 1-0-1-0; Korbin Allen 3-1-0-0; Zeke Newton 2-1-2-1; Jaxon Abbott 1-0-0-0; Jace Harper 1-0-0-1; Jace Harper 1-0-0-1; Ethan Grayless 2-0-0-0; Brevin Cooper 0-0-0-0; Benjamin Goshen 1-0-1-0; Caleb Swearingen 1-0-1-0. Totals: 25-3-7-3.

Shelby County (ab-r-h-rbi): Reed 2-0-0-0; Pullen 2-0-0-0; McGill 3-0-0-0; Kirby 3-0-0-0; Coleman 2-0-0-0; H. Reed 2-0-0-0; Stokes 1-0-0-0; Moore 1-0-0-0; Walk 2-0-0-0; Bryant 2-0-1-0. Totals: 20-0-1-0.

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LOB--CLAY COUNTY POST 2 8, SHELBY COUNTY JR LEGION 3. ERR-- Pullen (2). 3B--Zeke Newton. HBP--Bailey Hasler. SACB--Jaxon Abbott, Bailey Hasler, Pullen, Reed. SB--Bailey Hasler, Korbin Allen.

Clay County Post 2IPHRERBBK
Kade Roembke (W)3.010024
Zeke Newton4.000000

Shelby County

Coleman5.3353344
Moore1.6720000

Friday game one

Clay County Post 2 batting (ab-r-h-rbi): Bailey Hasler 4-2-2-0; Hunter Adams 1-0-1-4; Jacob LaFary 2-0-0-1; Keegan Garrison 2-1-2-0; Kade Roembke 1-0-0-0; Jaxon Abbott 3-2-2-0; Korbin Allen 2-3-0-0; Zeke Newton 2-1-2-2; Seth Rounds 2-2-1-2; Jace Harper 2-1-0-1. Totals: 21-12-10-10.

Charleston (ab-r-h-rbi): Porter 3-0-1-1; Harrington 3-0-0-0; Doyle 2-0-0-0; Harrell 2-0-0-0; King 2-0-0-0; Daugherty 2-0-0-0; Coartney 1-1-1-0; Pankey 1-0-1-0; White 1-0-0-0; Spour 1-0-0-0. Totals: 18-1-3-1.

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LOB--CHARLESTON JR. LEGION 4, CLAY COUNTY POST 2 4. ERR-- Porter (2), Harrington (2), Harrell. 2B-- Coartney. 3B--Hunter Adams. HBP--Korbin Allen. SACF--Jacob LaFary, Hunter Adams. SACB--Hunter Adams. SB--Korbin Allen.

Pitching

CharlestonIPHRERBBK
Harrington (L)1.3354200
White1.046620
Doyle1.6712111

Clay County

Hasler (W)2.001121
J. Harper3.030001