Clinton All-Stars still alive after win over Texas and loss to Alabama

Aug 09 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The Clinton 11-12 All-Stars picked up one win and one loss on Wednesday, defeating Texas 11-0 and losing to Alabama 3-2 in the Dixie Youth Ozone World Series in Oxford, AL.

Clinton defeated Texas behind strong pitching from Luke White. White pitched two innings of no-hit baseball and Caleb Taylor pitched two innings, allowing just one hit.

In the first inning, Clinton scored four runs off of four singles and two walks. Clinton added four runs in the third, including singles from Zach Fortman, Wil Stewart and doubles from Austin Copeland and Luke White.   

Clinton ended the game with three runs in the fourth. Fortman, Justin Copeland, Stewart hit singles, followed by a double from Austin Copeland and a triple from Wilson Wages.

Clinton lost their second game of the day, 3-2 to Alabama.

Fortman led Clinton on the mound with four innings, allowing two hits and striking out two. Wil Stewart pitched the fifth and the sixth innings, allowing one earned run, striking out one and giving up three hits. 

Alabama scored one in the second off a solo homerun from Josh Gunther. Clinton responded in the fourth off a 2-run homerun from Wil Stewart to make the score 2-1 entering the fifth inning. 

Alabama would take the lead for good in the sixth inning. The leadoff batter reached on catcher's interference. The next batter drew a walk, putting runners at first and second with no outs. Three consecutive singles plated two runs, making the score 3-2.

Clinton went down in order in the bottom of the sixth.

"Bittersweet day for us,” said Clinton head coach Matt Stewart. “Beat a great Texas team off a very well-rounded pitching and hitting performance. Alabama is a great team. You can't make mistakes against them. They did a great job of capitalizing on our mistakes.  Proud of our kids for fighting all the way, we're still in it, the final 4, and that's all you can ask for.” 

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 23:57