It was a Southern Hills Athletic Conference showdown Wednesday night as the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs traveled to Mowrystown to take on the Whiteoak Wildcats. The game started with a steady rain and by the time all was said and done, the sun had come back out and the Mustangs were headed home with a 6-3 victory.
Lynchburg jumped ahead early in the top of the second inning with three runs scoring Andrew Reusss, Kendal Vilvens and Forest Elam. The Wildcats answered quickly in the bottom of the second inning scoring a run of their own and then added another in the third to make it 3-2 in favor of Lynchburg. The Mustangs scored Wes Smith and Damin Pierson in the top of the fourth inning to climb to a 5-2 lead and added one more in the top of the fifth to make it 6-2. Whiteoak was able to chip away for one more run in the bottom of the fifth but it wasn’t enough and the Mustangs took home the SHAC win with a final of 6-3.
Leading the Mustangs at the plate was Reuss with a 3-for-4 outing. Christian Inman collected two hits while Smith tallied one while walking twice.
Trever Yeager for Whiteoak had a 3-for-4 night at the plate and Trevor Martin added a hit of his own.
“We battled well tonight,” said Lynchburg Head Coach Garyn Waits after the game. “Chris [Veidt] has a solid defensive team and they also put the bat on the ball tonight probably a little more than what I expected. I knew [Whiteoak] pitching was going to come out and throw strikes and we got a few on Chase [Carraher] and there towards the end, we were able to string two and three hits together.”
On the softball fields, Whiteoak was able to come away with a 8-4 victory over the Lynchburg Lady Mustangs.
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