The Western Boone Stars watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 24-18 loss to Clinton Prairie on Monday. Clinton Prairie scored on a single by Mason McGraw in the first inning, a triple by Austin Gibson in the first inning, a double by Zach Skinner in the second inning, a single by Jacob Perkins in the second inning, a double by McGraw in the second inning, a single by Gibson in the second inning, and a double by Landen Southern in the second inning.
Brett Wethington drove in five runners in the loss. Wethington drove in runs on a double in the fifth and a home run in the sixth.
After Stars scored six runs in the top of the third, Clinton Prairie answered with six of their own. Stars scored when Jeremy Huss drew a walk, scoring one run, Tyler Brunty doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, and Josh Benson singled on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs. Clinton Prairie then answered when Skinner doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Kaleb Peters singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Perkins doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Gibson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Brady Erickson singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, and Bailey Good grounded out, scoring one run.
Clinton Prairie pulled away for good with seven runs in the second inning. In the second Skinner doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Perkins singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, McGraw doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, Gibson singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run, and Southern doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.
Stars notched six runs in the fifth inning. The big inning was thanks to singles by Adam Konz and Jonathan McAtee and doubles by Wethington and Brunty.
Gibson was credited with the victory for Clinton Prairie. He lasted one inning, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out one. Peters and Perkins entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Adam Pratt took the loss for Stars. He allowed 16 hits and 15 runs over two innings, striking out three.
McGraw started the game for Clinton Prairie. He went three innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits and striking out two
Stars tallied two home runs on the day. Wethington went deep in the sixth inning. Huss had a dinger in the fourth inning.
Stars saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. Wethington, Brunty, Konz, Caleb Irion, and Huss all collected multiple hits for Stars. Konz, Brunty, and Wethington each managed three hits to lead Stars.