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July 7, 2014

Clay slips past Corbin

Corbin Grey’s rally in the sixth inning falls short, loses to Clay County, 12-7

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Staff Writer

SOUTH LONDON — Corbin Grey's run to a runner-up appearance in Area 2 play came to an end Thursday after falling to Clay County, 12-7.

Tony Comb's squad had a knack of falling behind and then rallying for the throughout the tournament, but fell short against Clay County, losing by five runs.

Clay County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Corbin Grey responded with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning, as Jacob Baker and Camron Combs each connected with hits and later scored.

Clay County began to put some distance between itself and Corbin Grey by adding three more runs in the top of the second inning to take a 6-2 edge.

Corbin Grey did manage to cut its deficit to 6-4 in the bottom of the third inning with Baker and Austin Wise scoring while both teams scored a run apiece in the fourth inning, as Clay County held a slim 7-5 advantage.

Clay County managed to put the game away in the top of the fifth and sixth innings by adding three and two runs, respectively.

Combs' squad found themselves trailing 12-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, and tried to rally, scoring two runs before Clay County sealed the win.

Baker and Mark Prewitt each scored during the inning after reaching base with a hit apiece. Baker finished the game with two hits, a walk and three runs scored in the loss.

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