The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

July 2, 2013

River Kings win 1, lose 1

(Continued)

“It’s hard when you’ve got a good pitcher like that when you get down,” Clinton’s Dustin Caldwell said. “You know you’re not going to score many runs.”

Right-hander Trey Franks came in to pitch the top of the sixth with the River Kings trailing 6-0 and promptly got two outs on two pitches. Unfortunately, he could not get that third out of the inning. Things began to fall apart when Franks issued the first of three walks in the innings. Put together with two errors, two hits and a hit batter and Muscatine was able to push four more runs across the plate, extending its lead to 10-0

With the split, the River Kings improved to 19-8 as the season winds down and they begin to focus more on the state tournament, which is right around the corner.

“I’m excited with playoffs coming,” Cunningham said.

“This team’s got potential beyond any team I’ve ever played with before,” Pennock said.

Caldwell also shared his thoughts on the impending playoffs.

“I honestly just think we need to keep playing our game,” he said. “If we play our game we’ll have no problem.”

CLINTON 6, MUSCATINE 0

Muscatine 000 000 0 — 0 6 2

Clinton 330 000 x — 6 9 1

Torres (1 1/3 ip, 2 h, 6 r, 5 er, 5 bb, 2 so), Snider (4 2/3 ip, 7 h, 0 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 1 so) and Herman; Pennock (7 ip, 6 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 4 so) and Faur. Multiple hits — Muscatine (Herman 2); Clinton (D. Caldwell 2, Nolan 2, Jackson 2). RBIs — Clinton (Nolan 3, A. Caldwell 2).

MUSCATINE 10, CLINTON 0 (6 INNINGS)

Muscatine 032 104 — 10 10

Clinton 000 000 — 0 3

Burkamper (6 ip, 3 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 7 so) and Herman; R. Driscoll (2 ip, 3 h, 3 r, 3 er, 2 bb, 2 so), Simpson (3 ip, 5 h, 3 r, 3 er, 1 bb, 1 so), Franks (1 ip, 2 h, 4 r, 1 er, 3 bb, 0 so) and Faur, Henricks. Multiple hits — Muscatine (Moss 2, Calvert 2, Strajack 3). 2B — Muscatine (Strajack). RBIs — Muscatine (Moss 3, Calvert, Minder, Strajack 4).

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