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Dragons with a shaky start

The Clinton High School Dragons have had a rough start this baseball season, facing some tough teams in their opening week.

On Sunday, the Dragons hosted Hardin Valley Academy, with the Dragons unable to close the deal on the batting side of the game, only managing three hits the entire game, with two errors.

Defensively, the Dragons did well, though, with Colby Moody walking away with four strikeouts and 13 first-pitch strikes across four innings.

Their next matchup, the Dragons didn’t fare much better, even if they performed better, managing four hits and a single run in an 11-1 loss against Central High School at home.

Chase Lockard finished that game with three quality at bats.

Colby Moody and Nathan Lee both pitched against the Bobcats, with a strikeout each before the end of the game, although Moody also finished with seven first-pitch strikes.

After a canceled game on Tuesday from rain, the Dragons traveled to Central High School on Wednesday, March 11, to face the Bobcats a second time, only to lose again, 14-3.

Nathan Graham and Chase Lockard pitched, both walking away with three strikeouts and a WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) of 2.00 and 2.40 respectively.

The Dragons finished with three runs, all achieved in the fourth inning.

This is their second-highest-scoring game so far, with the first being their win 5-4 win against Oliver Springs in a preseason scrimmage.

In their last game before the quarantine, the Dragons hosted Union County for an out of conference game.

That game ended 1-0 with another Dragon loss as Clinton finished with two hits and three errors.

Austin Pemberton pitched for the game, managing 13 first-pitch strikes and five strikeouts before finishing with a WHIP of 1.00.

Games for the Dragons, like all other high schools in the area, are canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.