Clay Young Dominates Blowfish in 5-0 Win
from Rich Borland with HiToms Baseball
The HiToms got back on the right track here tonight vs the Lexington County Blowfish with the 5-0 victory.
The game story was Clay Young. He threw 7 innings of 2 hit ball, giving up zero runs while facing 23 batters. He walked 1 batter but struck out 9.
The HiToms offense did well as Brandenburg left the yard in the 2nd, and McClellan did the same to lead off the 4th, both being solo shots to give the HiToms the early 2-0 lead.
After Young struck out his 9th victim of the night to get to the bottom of the 7th, the HiToms attacked for 3 more insurance runs with singles from Stanley and Reese that led to a throwing error that brought in Stanley. EP Reese and Cody Grosse scored on a 2 RBI single from Mason McClellan for his 2nd and 3rd RBI’s of the night to give the HiToms a 5-0 lead after 7.
Jake Wyrick came in to relieve for Young in the 8th and 9th. In two shut down innings, he retired six batters while striking out two.
The HiToms move back up to .500 at (12-12) while the Blowfish drop to (9-17) on the season.
Clay Young moves to (1-0) while Eric Miles drops to (0-1).
The HiToms travel to Gastonia to battle the Grizzlies at 7pm tomorrow.