Dragons start season above .500

Clinton Baseball wins last three games

  • Clinton’s Blake Lowe delivers and watches his pitch fly towards home plate. - Conner McCarty

  • Clinton’s Logan Bowling takes his lead as he and head coach Matt Byrd focus on the opposing pitcher. - Conner McCarty

The Clinton Dragons Baseball team enters the week of Spring Break with a 3-2 record.

After dropping their first two contests to Knoxville Central, at the start of last week, the Dragons ended the week with three straight wins—defeating Fulton then Harriman twice.

In both Clinton’s 5-2 and 8-2 District 3-AAA defeats, the Dragons failed to get the bats going. Over the course of the two contests, the Dragons had a total of 40 at-bats, but only managed to produce five hits—a .125 average.

However, the Dragons showed that they have the ability to produce offensively and score runs, in their 20-10 win over Fulton. No, that is not a typo—Clinton responded last Wednesday night, by scoring 20 runs on 11 hits, in 20 at-bats.

The Dragons put seven runs on the board in the bottom of the third inning to take a 8-2 lead. Yet, Clinton gave up seven runs in the ensuing top half of the fourth.

The bottom of the fifth was a nightmare for Fulton defensively. The Falcons’ pitcher walked four Clinton batters, and beamed three. Literally handed the Dragons seven free bases. If that does not seem like enough of a struggle, Fulton would only find one out, and committed two defensive errors, as well.

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