Splitting it up

syeagle@demo-mo.comJuly 5, 2013 

The Harrisonville Post 42 Moose split their doubleheader against Clinton July 1 at Harrisonville High School, with a decisive 9-2 victory in the first game, but a close 5-4 defeat in the second.

In the first game, Clinton started things off with a 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning, but the rest of the game belonged to the Moose.

In the bottom of the second inning, with one out, Austin Chancellor and Nathan Davis were walked. Jake Hofer hit a single to send Chancellor home and close the gap to 2-1.

Then in the bottom of the third, with one out, Kenny Baker hit a single, followed by another from Josh Shewmaker that forced Baker out at second. But while Devin Delmont was at bat, Shewmaker stole second base, then while stealing third, an overthrow by the Cardinals to the third baseman allowed Shewmaker to steal home and tie up the score at 2-2.

Delmont singled and Chancellor was walked. Davis hit a single to send Delmont home and put Harrisonville ahead 3-2.

The Moose scored again in the fourth inning as Tanner Devore crossed home plate off a double by Lane Adams.

And in the fifth inning, Harrisonville moved farther ahead as Delmont stole home off an error by Clinton and Jordan Reeves hit a sacrifice fly ball to send Hofer home. The Moose sealed their victory in the sixth inning as Adams scored a run off a Shewmaker single and Baker and Shewmaker made it home off a Delmont single, making the final score 9-2.

Adams had two hits, one walk and one RBI. Baker had two hits and Delmont had two hits and one RBI. Shewmaker and Chancellor both had one walk.

Kyle Barton pitched for 6 innings with five strikeouts.

In the second game, the Moose took an early 3-0 lead at the end of the third inning, but the Cardinals tightened things up with two runs in the top of the fifth inning.

After a Moose run in the fifth to make the score 4-2, Clinton added three more runs in the top of the sixth inning to take over a 5-4 lead.

Shewmaker had two hits and Delmont had two hits and two walks. Austin Johnston had two hits and two RBIs.

Chancellor threw for 5 1/3 innings, striking out four batters.

With the doubleheader, the Moose move to 8-13 for the season.

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