Against the rival Damascus Hornets, the Clarksburg JV Baseball team brought their best offensive performance of the season, accumulating 14 runs on 15 hits during a 14-12 win.
The hits came early and often for the Coyotes as they jumped to an early lead. After the first two Clarksburg batters reached, freshman Morgan Bragg drove in a run with a single to left to put his team on the board. Two batters later, freshman DH Hunter Marsh drove in another run on a groundout to second to make it 2-0.
Damascus took the lead in the bottom of the first by scoring three runs, but the Coyotes busted the game wide open in the second. Three consecutive singles by sophomore second baseman Phillip Del Sordi, freshman pitcher Sean Carrier, and sophomore shortstop Bailey Arensmeyer loaded the bases. Bragg tied the game when he waked to push in a run. The next batter, freshman center fielder Chase Aldous drove in two runs with a long single to right center.
Bragg scored on an RBI single by freshman left fielder Daniel Parry, and Aldous scored on an RBI single by Marsh. With two outs, Parry stole home safely to score and make it 8-3. Del Sordi capped off the inning by driving in Marsh with a single and the score was 9-3.
Damascus retaliated with four runs of their own to cut the lead to 9-7, but Clarksburg would not relinquish the lead. Bragg led off the third inning with a double to right center and scored when Aldous tripled down the right field line. Aldous scored on a Parry single, and Parry scored on a double by Marsh off the centerfield fence. Freshman third baseman Nick Shifflett drove in Marsh with a single to center to make it 13-7.
Once Damascus closed the gap to 13-9, the Coyotes added an insurance run in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk by Marsh. The Hornets scored three times but could not tie the game. With two outs a flyout to Aldous ended the game.
The win improved Clarksburg’s record to 7-4 in what could possibly be their final game of the season pending a make-up game against Einstein.