CLINTON — The Clinton High baseball team entered Monday’s doubleheader against Davenport West with a 10-6 record in Mississippi Athletic Conference play.

The River Kings will end league play with the exact same mark.

The first game of the twin bill at Alliant Energy Field was suspended due to lightning in the fourth inning.

After a half-hour delay, heavy rains began falling and both games — which were also rained out in mid-June — were called off. Since neither team is in the hunt for the conference title, the contests will not be made up.

The River Kings’ 10-6 mark would put them fourth in the MAC, as third-place Burlington had two more wins and finished at 12-6.

Bettendorf and Davenport Central tied for the title at 14-4.

Clinton led Monday’s first game 5-3 after falling behind 3-0.

West scored once in the first inning.

Ryan Duyck led off with a hard line-drive single that caromed off pitcher Blake Pennock and came across the plate when Willy Dodds doubled over the left-fielder’s head.

The Falcons tacked on two more runs in the second.

Nick Eisenbacher singled down the left-field line and was sacrificed to second by Eric Irons.

However, the throw to get Irons went over the first baseman’s head, sending Eisenbacher to third and Irons to second.

Dustin Walters knocked in Eisenbacher when he reached on a fielder’s choice. Walters later scored on Duyck’s double to left.

The River King scored all their runs in the bottom of the second with two out.

Shawn Winoski walked, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored when Curtis Howard singled between shortstop and third base.

Howard went to second on the throw home and scored on an infield single by Scott DeAngelis.

Jake Mangler followed with a single to center and each runner moved up on a wild pitch.

Ryan Clausen walked to load the bases before Ryan Hovey’s single to right scored two runs, making it 4-3 in favor of Clinton.

Clausen later scored on a wild pitch.

Neither team scored in the third inning and as West was preparing to bat in the fourth, the home plate umpired waved the teams to their dugouts after spotting lightning.

“Offensively, we got to their pitcher after kind of a slow start,” said Clinton coach Trent Snowden. “We put together some nice hits and were able to push across five runs.

“Blake had trouble getting his curveball over early in the game, but by the third inning he was doing a much better job and was getting their hitters out,” Snowden added. “But you have to give credit to West. They hit the ball hard and found some gaps.”

Clinton closes out the home portion of its schedule tonight against Maquoketa. Junior varsity action is slated for 5 p.m., followed by Senior Night festivities and the varsity game at approximately 7.

Score by Innings

West 120 —3 5 1

Clinton 050 —5 6 1

(Game called in fourth inning due to rain)

Alex Delvecchio, Eric Irons (3) and Ryan Delf. Blake Pennock and Shawn Winoski.

Two or more hits—West, Ryan Duyck; Clinton, Curtis Howard. 2B—West, Duyck, Ryan Delf, Willy Dodds; Clinton, Ryan Hovey. RBI—West, Duyck, Dodds, Dustin Walters; Clinton, Scott DeAngelis, Hovey 2, Howard.

Records—West 9-19, 2-14 Mississippi Athletic Conference; Clinton 21-10, 10-6.

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