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The Clay County Advocate - Press-Flora, IL
  • North Clay Cardinals MTC Regular Season Champs

  • North Clay Cardinals MTC Regular Season Champs
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  • Louisville - The North Clay Cardinals are continuing their winning ways with six wins in a row and are MTC regular season Champions with their win Saturday.
    Since their last defeat on April 22nd, being edged by South Central 7 - 6, the Cardinals have put up a win streak of six games in a row. They have defeated Sandoval 16 - 0, defeated Waltonville 11 - 1, Grayville 11 - 1, Altamont 10 - 2, Odin 14 - 2, and Saturday, May 3rd defeated Webber Township by the score of 14 - 4 in six innings.      
    The Cardinals shutdown the Tigers of Altamont 10 - 2 behind good pitching by Adam Cox and defense, committing only two errors by the rest of the Cardinals team. Cox pitched a complete game allowing four hits, one of which was a double, walking one, striking-out two, facing 28 batters on the day.
    Cardinals Hitting:
    Led by Hunter Clifton who went 2-for-4, Home-Run, two runs scored; Dylan Walker 2-for-4, double; Jordan Byers 2-for-4, two runs scored, stolen base; Lawson Britton 2-for-4, run scored, stolen base; Dylan Bailey 1-for-4, two runs scored; Adam Cox two runs scored; Collin Warren run scored.
    North Clay vs Odin:
    The NC Cards held Odin to just one hit on the day. The winning pitcher for the Cards was Brandon Repking, only pitching one and two thirds innings, allowed 0-hits, 2-strikeouts and 1-walk. The losing pitcher for Odin was Williams, pitching three and two thirds innings, allowing 13 runs off 11 hits, striking-out five and walking two batters.
    Hitting for NC Cards:
    Adam Cox 2-for-3, RBI; Hunter Clifton 2-for-3, Home-Run, 3-RBIs; Dylan Bailey 3-for-4, Home-run, 3-RBIs; Jordan Byers 3-for-4, 2-RBIs; Dylan Walker 2-for-4, RBI.
    North Clay vs. Webber:
    With defeating Webber Township on Saturday, May 3rd, the North Clay Cardinals are regular season MTC Champs, they improve to 16 wins 6-losses and 1-tie. The North Clay Cardinals allowed Webber Township 6-hits on the day, while the Cards bats came alive gathering 17 hits on the day with just two errors.
    The winning pitcher for the Cards was Dylan Walker pitching five innings, allowing 4-Earned Runs off 4-hits, struck-out four, walking five on the day. The losing pitcher for Webber was Wheeler throwing a third of an inning allowing 5-runs off 3-hits and two walks.
    North Clay Cardinals Hitting:
    Lawson Britton 3-for-5, 2-RBIs; Adam Cox 4-for-5, three doubles, 4-RBIs; Dylan Bailey 1-for-5, Home-Run, 3-RBIs; Collin Warren 2-for-3, 2-RBIs.
    The North Clay Cardinals next games are Monday, May 5th at Lawrenceville at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 6th at home at 4:15 p.m. vs. Teutopolis and Wednesday, May 7th at Flora at 4:00 p.m.
    Congratulations to the North Clay Cardinals MTC regular season Champs from all of us at the Clay County Advocate Press.

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