Both teams were strong on the mound Thursday, but Henry Clay Blue Devils defeated Tates Creek 3-2. hurlers for Henry Clay Blue Devils allowed just two hits to Tates Creek.
An early lead helped propel Henry Clay Blue Devils to victory. Henry Clay Blue Devils scored on a single by T.J. Keck and a double by Ray Hukill in the first inning.
Henry Clay Blue Devils captured the lead in the first inning. Henry Clay Blue Devils scored one run when Keck singled with two outs in the first inning.
Tommy Czuhajewski earned the win for Henry Clay Blue Devils. He went three innings, allowing zero runs, zero hits, striking out three, and walking one. Hall took the loss for Tates Creek. He pitched four and a third innings, allowing three runs, five hits, striking out two, and walking one.
Proctor Mercer started the game for Henry Clay Blue Devils. He threw four innings, surrendering two runs, two hits, striking out five, and walking one.
Keck went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Henry Clay Blue Devils in hits.
Tates Creek stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Blythe led the way with two.
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