Cantrell clears bases, Falcons win 14-12 slugfest

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CHILLICOTHE — JP Cantrell’s two-hopper off the fence in the seventh inning Monday cleared the bases and lifted Clinton-Massie to a 14-12 win over Chillicothe in South Central Ohio League action.

Clinton-Massie is now 16-1 overall and 9-1 in the SCOL.

The Falcons took a 5-0 lead early but then “we had our struggles on the mound and in the field,” coach Brian Camp said, and the Cavaliers took advantage. Chillicothe led 12-11 going into the top of the seventh.

Max Murray led off the seventh with a double, then Noah Greathouse reached on a walk. David Poynter then attempted to sacrifice the runners up a base, but instead was able to reach on a bunt single as the Cavaliers were unable to make a play on the ball.

Cantrell then followed with a drive to left that bounced off the wall and drove in all three runs to put the Falcons up 14-12.

Greathouse came on to pitch the seventh and earn the win.

“We’re feeling pretty fortunate to get out of there with a win,” said Camp. “We had four errors, walked 11 of their batters and hit a batter.”

Cantrell finished with three hits and five runs batted in. Poynter drove in three runs as did Aric France. Murray scored three times.

On Saturday, the Falcons swept a doubleheader at Fayetteville, winning 12-2 and 5-0.

In the first game, Dana Eichenhorst earned his first pitching win of the season, Camp said, while JT Wolf, Greathouse, Cantrell and France had two hits each.

In the second game, France pitched into the sixth inning to earn the win. Murray closed things out. Murray, Poynter, Jefferson and Luke Richardson had two hits each, said Camp.


April 25, 2016


Clinton-Massie 14 Chillicothe 12

(14) CLINTON-MASSIE (ab-r-h-rbi) Wolf 4-1-0-0 Murray 5-3-2-0 Greathouse 3-3-1-0 Poynter 4-2-3-3 Cantrell 5-1-3-5 Trampler 4-2-1-1 France 4-2-2-3 Eichenhorst 5-0-2-2 Richardson 3-0-1-0

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