Clutch Clarke Pitches Rock Ridge by Briar Woods


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Wednesday night saw sophomore LHP Brandon Clarke picked up the win in relief as Rock Ridge scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat Briar Woods, 6-4. Clarke pitched 4 scoreless innings, highlighted by getting out of a bases loaded jam with no outs in the 8th inning. Clarke finished with 8 strikeouts, he allowed 2 hits and issued 3 walks. Sophomore Sam Davies started for Rock Ridge, lasting 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits, 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Offensively, Briar Woods was led by junior Nathan Cmelya, who reached base 4 of 5 at bats. Cmelya was 1-for-2, with a triple, RBI and 3 walks. Sophomore Evan Smith (West Virginia) recorded 2 RBI’s in the game.

Senior Kraig Broecker started for Briar Woods and pitched 4 innings, allowing 7 hits, 1 strikeout and 2 runs. Juniors Nick FamigliettiIan Smith, and Kyle Lewis all pitched in relief for Briar Woods.

Rock Ridge collected 9 hits in the game and were led by three players with 2 hits each: Jeremy Harbinson, Brandon Clarke and Josh Hand. In Rock Ridge’s 9th inning, Sam Davies led off with a walk. He advanced to third on a single by Josh Hand. Both Davies and Hand scored on a throwing error to give Rock Ridge the 6-4 lead.