By Ryan Rutledge in Sports
Clark’s baseball team split an afternoon of games versus the Mt. Hood Saints at home on Friday. Both games ended in shutouts, with Clark winning the first 4-0 but losing the second 2-0.
The first game started with a run by Clark in the first inning. Saints pitcher Zane Bambusch rolled his ankle in the fourth inning and was replaced by Joe Miller.
Miller balked twice with runners on second and third base, resulting in 2 more runs for the Penguins in the fifth inning.
Kyle Vanderkin scored in the seventh, leading to a 4-0 Clark win. First-baseman Boyd Lainhart hit two RBIs in the game.
Game two began with a RBI in the second inning by Mt. Hood’s Logan Grindy. The Saints scored another run in the fifth inning after an error, bringing the score to 2-0 Mt. Hood.
“The intensity in the dugout died down during the second game,” said sophomore Kevin Hamann.
Penguins pitcher Travis Eckert pitched both games, while Mt. Hood went through three different pitchers.
“Number 28 went the distance today,” Hamann said.
Clark will play another doubleheader at Mt. Hood today at 4:30 p.m.