Clinton-Massie claims 1-0 win over Hurricane in game halted by lightning

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ADAMS TOWNSHIP — The Clinton-Massie baseball team defeated Wilmington 1-0 Wednesday in a weather-shortened South Central Ohio League game at Paul Schwamberger Field.

The Falcons led 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning when lightning was seen by one of the umpires. When the game was stopped, Kyler Reed, who reached first via a base on balls, was at first with Ryan Hottinger at the plate with a 1-2 count.

According to a Tweet by Ohio High School Athletic Association assistant commissioner Jerry Snodgrass, “unless visiting team ties or takes lead in top half of any inning after the 5th — game is final — National HS rule.

So the Falcons stay unbeaten in the SCOL with the 1-0 win.

“We had another one of those nailbiters,” said Camp. “Not much offense on either side. They have one hit and we have two.”

Noah Greathouse pitched four innings and gets credit for the win. He then gave way to Weston Trampler for the Falcons.

Stephen Krause pitched the first five innings for the Hurricane.

Clinton-Massie scored in the first when Luke Richardson singled, stole second and came home on a groundout by Greathouse.

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