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June 4, 2013

Clinton hitters go cold

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The Spartans added an insurance run in the sixth on a Garrett Duncan sacrifice fly that chased Pennock from the game. Faur came in and finished off the Spartans before any more damage was done and kept Clinton within two runs.

The Clinton offense was unable to back up the overall solid performance from the team’s pitching staff. The River Kings mustered only one run on four hits combined in the two games and failed to get a runner past first base in the first game and only five in scoring position in Game 2.

Clinton hits the road for the next few games, facing off with Linn-Mar on Wednesday with hopes of turning around their fortunes.

“I think they (PV) were on tonight,” Cunningham said. “Up at Fort Dodge over the weekend we hit the top pitcher in the state, but today’s a different day just like Wednesday is going to be a different day, and that’s what we have got to focus on.”

PLEASANT VALLEY 5, CLINTON 0

PV 000 000 0 — 5 7 0

Clinton 000 000 0 — 0 2 5

Brock Neuhaus (7 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 10 so) and Mike Brown; Jake Simpson (6 ip, 7 h, 5 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 6 so), Murray Henricks (1 ip, 0 r, 0 h), and Jake Faur. Multiple hits — Pleasant Valley (Mike Brown 2). 2B — Pleasant Valley (Brown). RBIs — Pleasant Valley (Austin Suhr, Tanner Ennis).

PLEASANT VALLEY 3, CLINTON 1

PV 000 021 0 — 3 4 1

Clinton 001 000 0 — 1 2 2

Tony Clifton (7 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 er, 6 bb, 3 so) and Mike Brown; Cole Pennock (5 2/3 ip, 4 h, 3 r, 2 er, 3 bb, 9 so), Jake Faur (1 1/3 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 2 so) and Murray Henricks. RBIs — Pleasant Valley (Garrett Duncan, Austin Suhr 2), Clinton (Dustin Caldwell).

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