Clark Cougar Sports


by on Mar.25, 2011, under Baseball

Clark baseball defeated O’Connor 5-3 in extra innings. This puts Clark in first place in district heading into the second half of the season.

O’Connor took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd, but Clark came back in the top of the 3rd with a score by Jason Cervantes. Neither team scored in the 4th inning, but when Clark came up to bat in the 5th, Ed Moore hit a double to deep center field and scored on a sacrifice fly by Hunter McFall, and the inning ended with the score Clark 2, O’Connor 1.

In the 7th inning, Devin Haley drew a walk, was advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice by Robert Martin and scored when Ryan Skowronski hit a single. Clark went into the bottom of the 7th inning with the lead, 3-1. O’Connor responded with two home runs to even the score and send the game to extra innings.

The 8th inning began with a walk by Hunter McFall, followed by a double to deep center right by Braden Mattson that scored McFall from first. Mattson came home on Matt Cohen’s sacrifice fly to deep right field, which gave the Cougars a 2 run lead. In the bottom of the 8th inning, the Cougars got 3 quick outs to win the game. On the mound for the Cougars was Trevor Settles who pitched 6 innings and Matt Cohen came in for relief in the 7th and 8th inning and got the win.

The stands were full of Cougar baseball fans – both old and new – who got to see a really good game between two very good teams! Congratulations to Clark Baseball for a GREAT win and 1st place in District! Next up for the Cougars is Taft, next Tuesday March 29th at 4:45 on NS # 2. Come out to make some noise!

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