CAC claims sixth straight win

Friday, June 5, 2015
Dustin Brashear bangs a two-run double in the first inning for Clint's Air Care, who remained unbeaten on the season at 6-0 after a 10-3 win over MMC. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

Clint's Air Care (CAC) upped its wining streak to six games to start the season Wednesday night, surviving an early scare from Marshall Medical Center (MMC).

CAC continued its offensive supremacy, banging out 10 hits in a 10-3 win over MMC.

Plate perfection

Dylan Pendley posted a perfect 3-for-3 performance at the plate for CAC with three runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

Dustin Brashear was the RBI leader for CAC, driving in three runs as the shortstop had two hits in four at bats, including a first inning two-run double.

Lefty Lane Allen earned the win on the mound for CAC, giving up two earned runs on four hits, striking out five and walking two MMC batters.

Jarvis Lyttle picked up the save, pitching a scoreless fifth inning in the run-rule win.

Fast start

CAC jumped on MMC starting pitcher Knox Barnes to start the game, scoring three times in the top of the first inning on Brashear's double and an RBI base knock by Dylan Eady.

CAC added three more runs in the second inning on RBI base hits by Pendley, Jaylon Smith and Brashear.

Barnes settled in, striking out the side in the top of the third and in the home half of the inning, MMC cut the lead in half as Caleb Crowell drove home two runs and another run came home on a CAC error.

The air conditioner guys loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the fourth and Ethan Mealer delivered a two-run single up the middle and a third run came home on an MMC throwing error.

Allen set down MMC 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning.

Final inning

Allen walked to lead off the top of the fifth and Lofton Yeager was hit by pitch before Chase Karaczewski also walked to load the sacks.

Lyttle popped-up a ball behind third base and the infield fly rule was called, making Lyttle automatically out and the runners would have the opportunity to advance at their own risk.

The ball fell to the ground, allowing Allen to score, but MMC got out of the inning on a rare 5-6-3 triple play.

MMC's Nate Thomason takes off for an infield single in the third inning.

MMC could not muster any comeback in the bottom of the fifth and the game ended in just less than two hours.

CAC 330 31-10 10 2

MMC 003 00-3 4 1

Blake Aldridge delivers a pitch to the plate in fifth inning.

CAC: Dylan Pendley 3-for-3, Dustin Brashear 2-for-4, Ethan Mealer 2-for-3, Jaylon Smith 1-for-1, Dylan Eady 1-for-3, Jarvis Lyttle 1-for-2.

RBI: Brashear 3, Pendley 1, Mealer 1, Allen 1, Lyttle 1, Colby Bluthardt 1.

MMC: Nate Thomason 1-for-3, Austin Grubbs 1-for-2, Caleb Crowell 1-for-3, Bo Vanhooser 1-for-2.

Lane Allen picked up the win on the mound, tossing four strong innings.

RBI: Crowell 2.

WP: Lane Allen

LP: Knox Barnes