Clinton on a Hot Streak to End Regular Season

Clinton on a Hot Streak to End Regular Season

Aaron Hogue, Writer

Monday, April 8th Clinton baseball hosted Bergman in a conference doubleheader. Going into  this game Clinton was 7-5 and 4-2 in conference. These were must win games for the Jackets. Senior Aaron Hogue shut down the side in order the first inning with 2 strikeouts. In the bottom half of the inning back to back walks to Ty Dodd and Aaron Hogue set up the inning well. They advanced to second and third on a wild pitch. Then with 2 outs junior Kragen Bradley drove a double into the right center gap scoring 2.  Bradley would then score making it 3-0 after one inning. This was all the run supports Hogue would need as he pitched a complete game giving up 4 hits, 1 walk, one hit batter, and 11 strikeouts in 5 innings. Codey Edwards finished the game off with a walkoff pinch hit grand slam. This made the score 11-1 implementing the mercy rule 10 runs after 5 innings. This would improve the Jackets record to 8-5 on the season, and 5-2 in conference.


Kragen Bradley would start for the Yellowjacket in the second game. The Jackets bats were still hot in this game. Bradley and Reid Hensley would hold Bergman to just 2 runs in 6 innings. The Jackets would mercy rule Bergman in the 6th inning 12-2. This win would improve the Jackets record to 9-5 and 6-2 in conference.


Clinton traveled to Mountain View, Friday April 12 for a conference doubleheader. Mountain View was undefeated and leading in the conference. Senior Aaron Hogue got the start for the Yellowjackets in the first game. He threw a complete game (5 innings) striking out 8 and giving up 0 earned runs. The Jackets offense was topped off with a 3 run homerun from junior Kragen Bradley. Clinton would give Mountain View their first conference loss of the season with a final score of 12-2.


Junior Bradley would get the start on the bump in the second game. He was dominate too. Bradley went the distance to throw the complete game (5 innings) allowing 0 earned runs. The Clinton offense was lead by senior Hogue who had a solo blast to deep left center field. Clinton would go on to win 14-3. These wins secured the Jackets the second seed in the district tournament. Clinton’s improved their record to 11-5 and 8-2 in conference. Go Jackets!