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Clarksville High Wildcats baseball shutdown by Tullahoma 2-0

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – The second day of the William Workman Classic baseball tournament at Clarksville High School Saturday, April 12th, began with a Wildcats vs. Wildcats battle as Clarksville High hosted their first game of the day against Tullahoma.

The game was a defensive battle with strong pitchers on the mound getting great help from their teammates on the field. Runs came at a premium despite both teams making a lot of contact at the plate. Ultimately, Tullahoma proved they were the superior Wildcats for the day, shutting out Clarksville High 2-0.

Clarksville High loses 2-0 to Tullahoma Saturday.

Clarksville High loses 2-0 to Tullahoma Saturday.

Tullahoma’s Gray Alexander pitched a complete game, earning the shutout win. He tamed Clarksville’s offense, allowing just 3 hits, despite walking six batters and striking out two.

Clarksville’s Ben Bleyle was tagged with the loss. He allowed two runs from 10 hits, struck out two and walked four in seven innings of work.

Only one run was scored by either team in the first six innings. Tullahoma’s Scott Jones hit a single to lead off the fourth inning. After stealing second, he came in when Bleyle walked three more batters.

The lone run held until the top of the seventh. Jones got on base with another single and stole second again. Two batters later Matt Carnes fond the gap in left field for an RBI single.

Jones batted 3-for-4, all singles, in the game. He also made three steals, one after each hit. Carnes had the only RBI in the game.

Clarksville almost rallied in the bottom of the seventh. After Gabe Bowling was walked by Alexander, KeAndre Sadler hit a single to put two runners in play.

Two batters later, Alexander walked Brady Cook to load the bases with two outs. However, the next batter, Landon Mosteller, grounded out and ended the game.

The loss to Tullahoma made Clarksville High 2-1 in the tournament. They defeated Montgomery Central and Station Camp. Their last game in the tournament will be at home against Christian County.

Box Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Tullahoma 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 10 0
Clarksville High 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

 

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    Marlon Scott

    Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism.

    His writing career began as a sports writer for The All State, the APSU student newspaper, in 2006. He continued working for the paper until his graduation, serving in various positions including Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

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