Corinth & Clayton Split Big Series

PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report

Game 1 | Tuesday March 14th
#12 Corinth Holders Pirates   1 Clayton Comets  4

The Clayton Comets squared off against the Corinth Holders Pirates in the first game of the Backyard Battle as Corinth made the short ride to Clayton on Tuesday night. The wind and the cold kept both team's bats on ice as runs and hits were few and far between. Clayton took advantage of walks and a big swing by Sr Bennette Rich to plate 3 of their 4 runs, while Corinth replied on an Rbi single by Soph Reese File to plate the Pirates only run. Sophomore Karter Bossman kept the Pirates in check allowing 1 run over 7 innings giving up 4 walks while striking out 4 in a complete game effort.

Corinth Holders Pirates  Stats
+ No Box Score information available

Clayton Comets Stats
+ Bennett Rich 23' 1-4  / 1 hit / 3 rbis / 3 walks
+ Derrick Collins 23' 1-4 / 1 hit / 1 rbi / 3 walks

+ Owen Fitzsimmons 25' 1-4 /1 hit / 2 runs 2 walks / 1HBP
+ Karter Bossman 25' 7 ip / 1er / 4 walks / 4k's

Game 2 | Friday March 17, 2023
Clayton Comets  7 #12 Corinth Holders  12

For game 2 of the Backyard Battle we took the ride to Corinth Holders to visit The Boneyard. Corinth's bats were ready and up for the challenge, plating 8 runs in the first 3 innings. Corinth Sophomore Jimmy Alfonsin got the Pirates rolling with a leadoff bomb to start the second inning. One batter later Graham Wike launched a homer over the left field fence to give Corinth 6-0 lead after 2 innings. The Comets came clawing back to keep the game close, when a catcher interference call negated a 3rd out ground ball to load the bases and Bennett Rich took advantage as he sent a Grand Slam deep into the night over the center field fence to pull the Comets within 1. Corinth added 4 more to defeat the Comets 12-7. Clayton moves to 4-3 and takes on Cleveland on Tuesday 3/21. Corinth pulls to 4-4 and welcomes SE Raleigh on Monday 3/20.

Clayton Comets Stats
+ Owen Fitzsimmons 1-3 / 1run / 2 rbis / 1 walk
+ Riley Jones 2-4 / 2 runs / 1 rbi / 1 double / 1 walk

+ Bennett Rich 1-4 / 1 run / 4 rbi's / 1hr (grand slam) / 1 walk

Corith Holders Stats
+ No Box Score Information Available


Macon Jones, SS, Clayton HS, 2023
5-foot-7, 145 pounds. Short athletic build, arm


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