Clark baseball defeated Holmes 13-2 in 5 innings of play to become District Champs for the second time in school history. Once again the story of the game was the Clark bats – and what a story they told. Clark had a total of 12 hits for the game with several standouts. Coming into the 3rd inning, Ed Moore led off with a double. He was followed at the plate by John Henderson who hit a double and scored Moore. Next up was Jason Cervantes who singled. Hunter McFall stepped into the batters box and hit a sacrifice to deep center to score Henderson. Braden Mattson was up next and on a 1 ball, 1 strike count, hit a bomb over the left center field fence. The inning ended with the score, Clark 4, Holmes 2. In the 4th inning, the bats continued to crack. With 2 outs , and 3 runners on base, McFall stepped into the batters box and delivered a single that drove in Moore and Henderson, leaving McFall and Cervantes on base. Mattson stepped into the box and delivered a deep double to left field fence, which scored the base runners. Chad Dullnig reached base on an error which also scored Mattson. The 4th inning ended with a score Clark 9, Holmes 2. In the 5th inning, Robert Martin led off with a walk, and scored on a double by Moore. Henderson got on base with a walk and Cervantes single scored him. McFall singled to score Cervantes and the Cougars quickly had 4 more runs. Starting on the mound for the Cougars was Ryan Skowronski who pitched 2 innings, giving up 2 runs. Chris Werland came in to pitch in the 3rd inning and pitched the remainder of the game, giving up no additional runs, and getting the win for the Cougars. In their cinderella season, Clark has continued to battle opponents from the plate, with every batter in the line up contributing key hits to secure the win. The Cougars have also been almost perfect defensively, able to make plays to keep opponents at bay. Doubted throughout the season for the depth of the pitching staff, the team has continued to win games. Pitchers have been able to rely on their defense, as well as rely on their offense to score runs. The boys still have one more game to play before play-offs begin and it is against district rival O’Connor next Friday, April 29th at 7:30pm at NS # 1. Come out to cheer your Clark Varsity Baseball District Champions!