Clay splits Spring Break; ‘L’ to Bartram Trail, ‘W’ to Bishop Kenny

By Randy Lefko
Posted 3/27/19

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay High School finished up Spring Break play with a Friday 3-0 win over 5A-Bishop Kenny after a Thursday 10-4 pounding by Bartram Trail as the 6A-Blue Devils (6-3) …

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Clay splits Spring Break; ‘L’ to Bartram Trail, ‘W’ to Bishop Kenny

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Clay High School finished up Spring Break play with a Friday 3-0 win over 5A-Bishop Kenny after a Thursday 10-4 pounding by Bartram Trail as the 6A-Blue Devils (6-3) regrouped after a rivalry loss to Fleming Island on Fri., March. 15.

The loss to 7A-Bartram Trail (8-2 overall) featured four runs given up in the seventh inning by the Blue Devils’ defense with three walks and a batter hit by Clay pitchers Gavyn Curry and Caleb Parks. The Bears scored off a sacrifice fly and errors at shortstop and first base.

Starting pitcher Justin Mosley was chased with two walks and a double putting Bartram up 1-0 and two flys balls giving the Bears a 3-0 lead in the first inning. A homer in the third got Mosley replaced, but the Bears offense, despite just five hits, kept moving baserunners with errors against whomever coach Josh Persinger put on the mound. Clay used five pitchers to try and keep the score within reach with Curry striking out out six batters to lead the Blue Devils.

Against Bishop Kenny (7-4), Dylan Faulkner controlled the bats for the shutout with 11 strikeouts. Bishop Kenny’s pitching also got 11 strikeouts, but Clay had nine hits.

In the fifth, Clay drew first blood with a Blake Parker single that errors put Parker at third before tagging up and scoring off a Garret Chun line drive.

In the seventh, Clay scored two more with singles to Chun, Chase Holman and Zack Morris around a walk to Mosley.

Upcoming

Wed., March 27 at Episcopal (5-4) 7pm

Thurs., March 28 at Bolles (9-1) 7pm

Mon., April 1 vs. Middleburg (8-1) 630pm

Thurs., April 4 at OPHS (3-3) 7pm

Thurs., April 11 at Menendez (1-8) 730pm

Thurs., April 18 vs. RHS (6-3) 7pm

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