CLOVER HILL – The Elkton Blue Sox had the lead for two innings, but ultimately fell to Clover Hill 5-4 on Wednesday night.
The Bucks got on the board early by bringing in two runs in the second inning. An RBI-single from Matt Larson brought home Danny Grogg and Jonny Wood scored on an error by the catcher, making the score 2-0.
After a rain delay, Elkton answered back by hitting two home runs. Lee Carneal hit the first home run of the evening, bringing home Jacob Slaughter.
Trent Miller hit the second home run for the Blue Sox and brought home Cameron Stanley to make the score 4-2 in favor of the Blue Sox.
After a pitching change for Clover Hill from Nick Corbin to Tyler Conley, the Bucks started to find a rhythm.
“Nick battled, he threw well… they made some good swings on a couple of pitches he left up,” Clover Hill head coach Chris Cofer said. “The good thing is Tyler and Moyers came in and really kept the game moving for us, so we could stay in rhythm.”
The Bucks could only get one run on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. A sacrifice hit from Ross French brought home Josh Eberly, making the score 4-3.
The Bucks brought in the two last runs of the game in the seventh inning. An RBI-single from Blake Sipe brought home Drew Easter. Sipe later advanced to third from an error made by the pitcher.
Luke Shifflett singled on a 2-2 pitch to bring in Sipe for the winning run of the game for Clover Hill.
Up next – The Bucks are now 11-2 on the season and will play again on Saturday June 30 at Montezuma.
The Blue Sox will travel to New Market on Saturday to take on the Shockers in an Eastern Division matchup.