NEW MARKET - A couple of big innings by the Bucks made the difference as Clover Hill took home a 10-5 win over New Market on Wednesday night.
Clover Hill started the scoring early, getting one run across in each of the first two innings.
The Shockers answered back in the third as Nate Jaye, Joseph Rutherford, and Pat Wingfield all came around to score. Rutherford came around to score again in the fifth to give New Market a two-run lead.
In the top of the sixth, New Market sent Jonathan Nagle to the mound to relieve starter Brett Ritter, and that’s when the runs started pouring in for the Bucks.
Eight batters reached base and five runs came across the plate in the top of the sixth as Clover Hill started to put the game out of reach.
The Bucks got three more runs across in the top of the seventh to really put the game away and stay undefeated on the season.
Clover Hill starter Nick Corbin picked up the win, tossing five innings and giving up four runs on seven hits. Corbin struck out four batters in his outing.
Nine batters recorded a hit for the Bucks and seven different players came across the plate to score.
Designated hitter Danny Grogg was 2-for-4 on the night with two RBIs and two walks. Centerfielder Blake Sipe was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Despite the high offensive output for Clover Hill, the Bucks still left 15 runners on base, a statistic that head coach Chris Cofer was concerned about after the Bucks’ last game against the Shockers on Monday night.
For New Market, leadoff hitter Nate Jaye was 1-for-3 on the night, extending his league-leading hit streak to five games.
The Shockers will be back in action on Friday night as they take on Montezuma at Montezuma Ruritan Park. Clover Hill’s next game comes Monday night as well, when the Bucks will face off against Elkton at Stonewall Memorial Park.