Clopton baseball team splits week
The Hawks are 4-5 on the season after two losses and two wins last week.
The Hawks lost at Elsberry on Wednesday, April 23.
Senior pitcher Josh Miller took the loss, giving up two earned runs over three innings, while striking out four and walking two. Sophomore Luke Adams also pitched one inning, giving up one earned run, walking two and striking out three.
Miller also starred at the plate with a double, triple and single, while scoring one run.
Junior first baseman David Dietz was two-for-three.
The Hawks shut the Indians out at home on Tuesday, April 22 and won in five innings. Miller threw a one-hitter and struck out five.
Sophomore right fielder Kevin Hammett came alive at the plate, going three-for-three with a pair of doubles, two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base.
Senior second baseman James David had an RBI, as did Dietz, Adams and junior catcher Michael Werkmeister.
Senior third baseman Luke Robbins walked twice and scored two runs, as did Miller, who also stole two bases.
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Sophomore pitcher Dalton McKenney threw a two-hitter over six innings and allowed one run, while striking out nine and walking eight on the road on April 21.
Dietz starred at the plate, going two-for-three with two RBIs, a run scored and a stolen base.
Junior second baseman Jordan Williams had three RBIs with a double. James, Adams and Miller all stole two bases apiece, with Adams scoring three times and going two-for-two. Werkmeister walked three times and scored twice.
The Hawks got clobbered after scoring three runs in the first inning in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule in an away game on April 17.
Robbins took the loss, giving up three earned runs in two innings. Dietz gave up five earned runs in one inning and Adams gave up two earned runs in one inning, with all three giving up home runs.
Dietz, Adams and Werkmeister all had one RBI apiece. Werkmeister, Dietz and Miller all went two-for-three.