CLINTON — The Clinton “Revolution” were at home at Evans Field on Tuesday afternoon to take on the Decatur area Jokers.
The day was very warm, and that seemed to fuel the home team. By the third inning of the first game of the double-header, the Revolution were up 13-3, which turned into 17-3 by the end of the inning. The Jokers came up with three more runs in the fourth inning, but ended there. The win went to the Revolution on the 10-run rule.
The night cap of the two games was just that, a night cap lasting until 10 p.m. It appeared the Revolution would be splitting the games as the Jokers led off with a run in the first inning and added two more in the second. However, the Jokers cooled off in the night air for a bit, giving the Revolution a chance to get back in the game.
That they did in the fourth inning, scoring 6 runs to take the lead. In the fifth inning both teams lit up the base paths with the Jokers adding 4 runs and the Revolution adding 7 runs to retain the lead.
The Jokers added four more runs in the sixth before the game was called due to the lack of remaining pitchers. The teams were entered in a tournament over the coming weekend and would have no pitchers for those games if this match-up continued. This left the Jokers short on pitchers and runs as the Revolution took the late game 13-10.