Clarion Little League Roundup: Delta 9 – Lions 7 (7 innings) (Also Standings And HR Leaders) (05/07/17)
(By Kenn Staub)
In a game which saw them come from behind, Delta claimed a 9-7 extra inning victory over Lions on Thursday evening (May 4th), at Paul A. Weaver Park. Lions held a 1 run lead going into the top of the sixth, however, Delta went to work and plated 3 runs to take a 7-5 lead. Far from being finished, Lions scored 2 runs of their own in the home half of the inning to knot the game at 7-7. It was all Delta in the extra frame, as they scored 2 unanswered runs in the top half of the inning to claim the win.
Brayden Murray wielded the big bat for Delta, collecting a single and two doubles. Jase Ferguson had two singles, with Ashton Rex and Jack Craig each doubling.
Three Lions’ players had multi-hit games, with Jordon Hesdon, Matt Alston, and Daunte Girvan all singling twice. Gary Matus and Ryan Alston had a single apiece.
Gabe Simko struck out 6 on his way to earning the win for Delta. Rex started on the mound for Delta and had 5 strikeouts. Ferguson also pitched and struck out one.
Hesdon started for the Lions and recorded 5 strikeouts. Also seeing time on the mound for Lions were Girvan (5 strikouts) and Matus (2 strikeouts).
Clarion Little League: Delta 9 – Lions 7 (7 innings) (05/04/2017)
STANDINGS (As of May 5th, 2017)
Burns & Burns 3 0
Delta 2 1
Rotary 2 1
Pizza Pub 2 2
Lions 0 4
HOME RUN LEADERS (As of May 5th, 2017)
Jase Ferguson 3
Ryan Alston 1
Devon Lauer 1
Ty Rankin 1
Dawson Smail 1
Derek Smail 1
Tommy Smith 1
(Information provided by Brian Smail)
(Thanks to Kenn Staub for this article and Clarion Little League President Brian Smail for the information.)