Clay rolls past Harlan with 15-run fourth inning


Chris Jones

Jeremiah Mills, of the Harlan Green Dragons, dislodged the baseball from the mitt of Clay County’s Thomas Jackson in high school action Friday afternoon.

With the help of 15 walks and six Harlan errors, visiting Clay County rolled to a 24-3 win Friday at Harlan.
Ryan Hastings limited Harlan to three hits over three earnings with six strikeouts and two walks to earn the win. Connor Farmer struck out all three batters he faced in one inning.
Farmer, Zachary Saylor, Thomas Jackson, Hastings, Bradan Owens, John Hubbard and Ethan Owens had one hit each for the Tigers. Brandin Crawford drove in five runs for Clay despite having no hits. Jackson and Farmer each scored four runs.
Jeremiah Mills had two hits for the Dragons. Evan Browning added one single.
Aiden Johnson gave up nine runs in two innings with two strikeouts and seven walks. John Mark Bryson allowed two runs in one inning, with two strikeouts and three walks. Cameron Maples gave up nine runs and walked four in 1/3 of an inning. Shane Lindsey allowed four runs in 2/3 of an inning with one strikeout and one walk.
Harlan (2-3) returns to action Monday at home against Harlan County.
Clay County 324 (15) — 24. 7. 1
Harlan 012 0 — 3. 3. 6
Hastings, Farmer (4) and Jackson; Johnson, Bryson (3), Maples (3), Lindsey (3) and Gist. WP — Hastings. LP — Johnson (0-1).