The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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June 26, 2013

River Kings, Irish roll to victories

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cody Nolan had delivered three hits and three runs batted in, and Rodney Witherspoon blanked Cedar Rapids Jefferson for the first five innings of a 12-3 non-conference baseball win Tuesday for Clinton High School.

Witherspoon scattered seven hits to earn the victory on the mound as the River Kings improved to 16-7. He allowed three runs -- all in the sixth inning -- but only one of them was earned. He walked two batters and struck out four.

By the time the J-Hawks scored their runs the River Kings already had scored 10 times.

Besides Nolan's big day at the plate, Clinton also got two hits and two RBIs from third baseman Dustin Caldwell, while Ryan Driscoll walked three times and scored three runs.

The River Kings are back in action at 5 p.m. today with a makeup doubleheader against Mississippi Athletic Conference foe Burlington in games that were rained out Monday.

Irish win big

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Prince of Peace broke out the bats Tuesday, defeating Cedar Valley Christian 21-8 in a non-conference baseball game.

Wilton tops Preston

PRESTON -- Wilton scored in all but two innings and defeated Preston 10-2 on Tuesday in a non-conference baseball game.

The Beavers (17-7) pounded out 16 hits, including three each from Tucker Barrett, Cole Crawford, Austin Croson and Tanner Poor. Barrett and Todd Carter each hit a home run for Wilton, while Tucker, Javin Drake and Poor each drove in a pair of runs.

Meanwhile, the Trojans managed just four hits off Drake and scored both of their runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

CLINTON 12, CEDAR RAPIDS JEFFERSON 3

Clinton 020 503 2 -- 12 11

Jefferson 000 003 0 -- 3 7

Rodney Witherspoon (7 ip, 7 h, 3 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 4 so) and Jake Faur. Multiple hits -- Clinton -- (Cody Collender 2, Dustin Caldwell 2, Cody Nolan 3, Alex Caldwell 2). 2B -- Clinton (Faur, Collender, Nolan). RBIs -- Clinton (Austin Driscoll, Collender, D. Caldwell 2, Nolan 3, Jordan Chapman, A. Caldwell).

WILTON 10, PRESTON 2

Wilton 022 013 2 -- 10 16

Preston 000 020 0 -- 2 4

Javin Drake (6 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 bb, 5 so), Tanner Poor (1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 2 bb, 1 so) and Todd Carter. Multiple hits -- Wilton (Tucker Barrett 3, Carter 2, Cole Crawford 3, Austin Croson 3, Poor 3). 2B -- Wilton (Crawford 2, Croson, Poor). HR -- Wilton (Barrett, Carter). RBIs -- Wilton (Barrett 2, Carter, Croson, Drake 2, Poor 2). Preston did not report statistics.

 

 

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