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Bobcats bounce back to win 10-1

Jim Walker



PORTSMOUTH — The Green Bobcats had a little spring in their step.

The Bobcats show no ill effects of a tough loss at Symmes Valley on Thursday as they beat the Portsmouth Clay Panthers 10-1 Friday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.

“It was a nice bounce back win after a tough loss last night. The bats woke up tonight and we got contributions from the middle of the lineup. It was a good team effort,” said Green coach Dan McDavid.

Clay Applegate — who went 2-4 at the plate — pitched a five-hitter for the win. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.

“It was a workman-like effort from Applegate,” said McDavid.

Green (3-2, 2-2) scored three runs in the top of the first inning.

Applegate singled, stole second and went third when John Hallum reached on a missed third strike. A passed ball scored Applegate.

Caleb Johnson then walked and Trevor Carver had a two-run single.

The Bobcats made it 4-0 in the fifth on a Johnson single, Mark Allen’s walk and two passed balls.

Green settled the issue with six runs in the sixth.

Applegate singled and Marcum put down a sacrifice bunt but reached on a throwing error that allowed Applegate to score.

Hallum and Johnson walked and Marcum scored on a passed ball. Matt Howard walked to re-load the bases and Carver grounded out as a run scored.

Mark Allen singled home two runs and Tyler Johnson had an RBI single.

Tyler Johnson was 2-4 and Carver had three RBIs.

Clay is now 2-6 and 1-3.

Green 300 016 0 = 10 8 2

Prts. Clay 000 001 0 = 1 5 1

Clay Applegate and Trevor Carver. Adam Cooper, Brody Riffe (6) and Zachary Phillips. W-Applegate (K-5, BB-1, ER-0). L-Cooper. Hitting-Green: Clay Applegate 2-4, Trent Marcum rbi, John Hallum 1-4, Caleb Johnson 1-2 3 BB-3, Trevor Carver 1-4 rbi-3, Mark Allen 1-3 rbi-2, Tyler Johnson 2-4 rbi; Clay: Conner Phipps 1-3, Zachary Phillips 1-3, Adam Cooper 1-3, Michael Gleason 1-3, Wyatt Large rbi, Cole Gilliland 1-3. 2B-Green: John Hallum; Clay: Michael Gleason.