ROSS — The Clinton-Massie baseball team opened its season Saturday with a doubleheader split in non-league action at Ross High School.
The Falcons lost to the host Rams 8-1 in the first game then came back with a 12-4 win over Indian Hill in the nightcap. For Clinton-Massie, the games were the first live outdoor action of the season, coach Brian Camp said.
Noah Greathouse pitched three innings to start and worked out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning with three consecutive strikeouts.
“This was our first live action of the season, having a couple scrimmages cancelled,” Camp said. “I thought we battled well and through four innings faced a 2-1 deficit. We were unable to put together anything offensively.”
In the second game, Aric France pitched six strong innings, allowing three hits, to pick up the win. He struck out three.
Alex Thomas sparked a six-run first inning with a three-run double. Greathouse had a “mammoth home run” in the second inning, Camp said.
Luke Richardson had four hits on the day and played well at shortstop for the Falcons. Greathouse had three hits and drove in six runs in the two games. France collected three hits at the plate.
Massie is scheduled to play at Waynesville 5 p.m. Tuesday.