Catching up on CHS baseball, softball teams

CLINTON — There are many new factors in the sports life this year, and double games is one. 

Due to scheduling, bus driver shortages and assorted other issues, the games have been piling up.  The away games are as the home games with the Maroons and Lady Maroons playing at the same time, same day; saving on long bus trips over more days. 

This month, the Maroons and Lady Maroons headed to Tuscola to face the Warriors teams.  In the old-fashioned way, ladies first. 

The Lady Maroons took the lead in the top of the first on one run, only to be surpassed by the Lady Warriors in the bottom of the inning with 2 runs.  The Lady Maroons tied the game in the second inning and added another run in the third. 

However, the opposition also scored in the third to tie the game again.  Then, in the 5th inning both teams scored 3 runs to keep the tie going.  From there the Lady Maroons were scoreless, but the Lady Warriors scored a final walk off run in the 8th inning for the win, 7-6. 

Ashley Armstrong pitched a complete game for the Lady Maroons allowing 7 runs on 12 hits while striking out 10 and walking 3.  The offense was led by Heidi Humble going 3-4 at the plate with a double and a home run, Kylee Isaac going 3/5 at the plate with a double, and Brook Reeves and Reice McCormick each had a double. 

As for the Maroons team, they were on fire, taking a 4-0 lead in the first inning, adding another run in the second and another 4 runs in the third before the Warriors were able to score a single run in the bottom of the third inning.  The Warriors added another run in the fourth inning. 

The Maroons then scored a run in the fifth inning, while the Warriors added 2 runs.  This would end the Warrior scoring while Clinton added another 3 runs in the seventh for a 13-4 win. 

Jack Manning (1-1) took the win for the Maroons going 4.2 innings allowing 4 runs on 7 hits while walking 4 and striking out 4.  Brooks Cluver was the Maroon reliever striking out 5 of the 8 batters he faced and giving up no hits or runs.  The Maroon offense was led by Cluver, Mason Walker, and Colton Walker each going 2/4 at the plate.  Colton walker had 3 runs batted in.

• Read the complete story in the Friday, April 28 print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.