CLINTON — The home teams had good outings on Good Friday, adding to their respective win columns and sporting new uniforms.
The Maroons were in their usual maroon and grey with some throwbacks (like the striped sox) and the Lady Maroons (like many other teams) have gone to black uniforms with the original gold lettering from years gone by. Both teams were facing the Meridian Hawks on this afternoon that even had rain (lightening) delays.
The softball game began first with both teams scoring in the first inning, Meridian up by one run. A pitchers’ duel ensued until Meridian scored another run in the fourth inning to take a 3-1 lead.
The Lady Maroons then answered with a run in the fifth to pull within one of the visitors. The home team played strong defense in the last three innings holding Meridian scoreless, while pushing two more runs across the plate in the 6th inning for a 4-3 win.
Olivia Sanders pitched all seven innings for the Lady Maroons. All of the offensive stats were dominated by the Lady Hawks in hits, walks, RBI’s, and quality at bats; but Clinton found a way to take the win.
Meanwhile, at Evans Field, the Maroons’ baseball team was facing the Meridian baseball team. Meridian took a 2-run lead in the first inning but struggled from there.
The Maroons, on the other hand, waited until the second inning to fire up, scoring two runs of their own. The Maroons then scored 2 more runs in each of the next three innings before Meridian added their final run in the fifth.
The Maroons brought it all home with a 5-run sixth inning for the 13-3 win. Mac Hickman pitched all six innings throwing 8 strikeouts.
The Maroons were led offensively by Isaac Woodard with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, Mac Hickman with 2 hits and 2 RBIs, and Logan Peterson with 3 RBIs.