Falcons close with JV baseball win over ’Cane

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The Clinton-Massie reserve baseball team defeated Wilmington 3-1 Wednesday to close out the season for the Falcons and Hurricane.

Luke Chappie went the distance on the mound for Clinton-Massie, allowing six hits and a walk. He struck out one.

Carey May led the way on offense for CM with two hits. Cam Collett, Tyler Lewis, Ashdain Martin and Matt Asher (double) each had one hit for Massie.

Kyler Reed had two hits, including a double. Zach Eden had a hit and scored the only run for WHS. Hunter DeWeese had a sacrifice fly for the lone RBI. DeWeese also had a hit. DJ Ames had a hit as well.

“When we go 6-for-28 from the plate, it is going to be hard to beat anyone,” WHS coach Dustin James said. “Clinton-Massie did a good job fielding the ball Each team did a great job of putting the ball in play (three total strikeouts ), but they had a few more timely hits than we did and committed a few less errors. We had three catcher interference calls (on two different catchers) that really put us in a bind and when we compound those with fielding and a couple walks, it creates a tough situation. I was proud of the way we played, but we just need more timely hitting to get runners in from second and third.”

Ben McAllister pitched into the sixth inning for the Hurricane. None of the three runs allowed were earned. He gave up six hits, walked three and hit a batter. Grant Mayer and Zach Wyrick also pitched for the Hurricane.

“Ben did a great job tonight in these conditions; both pitchers did,” James said. “Our defense had a couple of double plays again for the second straight night, but we were unable to hit the ball as well as we did against Hillsboro on Wednesday. We combined for five hits and left eight guys on base, many times with two outs and a runner in scoring position. We didn’t get the timely hits we needed in this one.”

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