Blue Ridge Baseball Steals One from Aaron Ennis, Clinton with Big 7th Inning

CLINTON, Ill. -- The battle for DeWitt County bragging rights looked to be in the Clinton Maroons' hands, as they went into the seventh inning leading 4-1 over the Blue Ridge Knights from Farmer City.

Aaron Ennis went onto the mound having pitched six strong innings for Clinton, striking out 10 batters while allowing a run on only two hits.

Then it all fell apart for the Maroons. Two errors helped load the bases with only one out.

After striking out one batter, Ennis walked in two runs. Then Clinton gave up the lead with an bases-loaded infield single before Cale Robinson went to the mound in relief.

Then Blue Ridge scored four more insurance runs via two-RBI triple and two RBI singles. Although the Maroons scored two runs in their half of the seventh inning, it wasn't enough as the Knights walked out of Evans Field with a 9-6 victory.

Birk Kyle hit a double to right field to lead off a four-run third inning for Clinton. Marshall Sprague drove Kyle and Josh Merrick to home plate with a triple to break a scoreless tie.

Robinson batted in Sprague with a single in the next at-bat to make the score 3-0 in favor of Clinton. Robinson later scored to increase the Maroons' lead to four.

Robinson finished the game 2-for-4, hitting a double and scoring two runs. Kyle finished 2-for-4 with a double as well, and Sprague went 1-for-1 with two runs scored and two walks.

Blue Ridge broke Ennis' shutout bid in the sixth inning.

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