Green clubs Clay in SOC

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2006

PEDRO — The Green Bobcats like to force the issue.

Green forced Portsmouth Clay into six errors en route to a 9-2 Southern Ohio Conference win Thursday.

“Like last night, we were able to put the ball in play and force the other team to make plays,” Green coach Dave Shoupe said.

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Green pitcher Odie Kelly turned in a complete game as he struck out 12 and walked only one.

“Odie had another quality pitching performance,” Shoupe said.

Brian Ramey hit a home run and Derek Lewis and Kelly each went 3-5 at the plate as the Bobcats banged out nine hits.

Green, 8-2 and 8-1 in the conference, was scheduled to host Whiteoak in a Saturday doubleheader and visits East on Monday.


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WP-Odie Kelly (12-K, 1-BB). LP-Blanton. 2B-Green: Odie Kelly, Randy Ratcliff; Clay: Kraft. HR-Green: Brian Ramey. Hitting-Green: Brian Ramey 1-4, Odie Kelly 3-5, Derek Lewis 3-5, Randy Ratcliff 1-4; Clay: Kraft 1-3, Bauer 1-3.