The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 27, 2013

Split decision for CHS


The River Kings scored four runs before reliever Gavin Standard got the first out of the inning. It all started with a towering triple from Collender, and after that, the hitting was contagious.

Ryan Driscoll hit a grounder to first, but first baseman Brice Plein was slow on the throw, allowing Collender to slide in safely. Meanwhile, the Grayhounds left second base unoccupied, and Driscoll kept running on the chopper that would have been an easy out. Driscoll was driven in by Jordan Chapman, who followed a beautiful bunt single from Nolan that loaded the bases.

The big blow came from Jackson, who ripped a three-run double to the gap, making it 11-3 in favor of Clinton.

The River Kings kept pounding away at Standard, pushing across two more runs for the 10-run win over Burlington and the sweep that brought their conference record back to .500.

“We’ve won four MAC games in a row, and I think we’ve won nine games in a row. Going for 10 in a row on Saturday. I think we’re hitting our stride, and it’s an excellent time for that to happen.” Cunningham said with playoffs on his mind, which are just around the corner.


Burlington 000 000 0 — 0 4 1

Clinton 006 000 x — 6 8 1

Martin (2 1/3 ip, 7 h, 6 r, 4 er, 3 bb, 2 so), George (3 2/3 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 3 so) and Elmore; Pennock (7 ip, 4 h, 0 r, 3 bb, 3 so) and Faur. Multiple hits — Burlinton (Elmore 2). 2B — Burlington (Durbala). RBIs — Clinton (Nolan 2, Jackson, R. Driscoll).


Burlington 201 000 — 3 6 3

Clinton 203 107 — 13 12 2

Rossen (5 ip, 7 h, 6 r, 4 er, 4 bb, 2 so), Standard (1/3 ip, 4 h, 7 r, 7 er, 2 bb, 0 so) and Elmore; Simpson (6 ip, 6 h, 3 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 4 so) and Faur. Multiple hits — Burlington (Patterson 2, Durbala 2); Clinton (Faur 2, Chapman 2, Jackson 3). 2B — Clinton (Jackson). 3B — Clinton (Collender). RBIs — Burlington (Hoschek); Clinton (Collender 3, R. Driscoll, Chapman, Jackson 5, A. Caldwell 2).

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