By Kyle Parmley
CLAY – Clay-Chalkville’s baseball team was on opposite ends of a pair of shutouts Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Jefferson County Tournament.
Corner and Center Point made their way to Clay-Chalkville, as all three teams faced off against one another during the day.
In the opener, Corner’s Chase Best shut down the Cougars to the tune of an 8-0 score. Corner scored four runs in the fifth inning to essentially put the game out of reach, as Matthew Calvert took the loss. Jeremy Rhodes and Andrew Blount each had a pair of hits, but the Cougars were unable to take advantage.
Clay-Chalkville experienced the opposite in the final game of the day, as the Cougars scored in all four innings they batted and defeated Center Point 13-0 in five innings. Dayne Edwards went the distance for the Cougars, only allowing one hit.
Blount had another solid game at the plate, stringing together two more hits. Calvert rebounded in the nightcap with two hits of his own, and knocked in five runs. Chandler Parker and Blake Petty also had RBIs for the Cougars.
Corner beat Center Point 10-0 in the second game of the day.
Clay-Chalkville is set to continue Jefferson County Tournament play Monday afternoon, but rain in the area may force a change of plans.