Baseball Cougars defeat Oneida, 9-2

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By Dwane Wilder

Campbell County High School’s baseball team got within one game of .500 with a 9-2 victory Thursday afternoon at Oneida.

The Cougars hit .400, pounded out a dozen hits and committed only one error while improving their record to 8-9 overall.

Hunter Scott (2-2) pitched a complete game for Campbell County. He struck out seven batters and walked three, scattered four hits, and gave up an earned run.

Lee Sharp led the Cougar batters with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate and 3 RBI. Aaron Chapman and Andy Hickman also went 2-for-4 each, while Landon Brackett went 2-for-3.

Five different players had a double for Campbell County. They were Sharp, Chapman, Brackett, Bo Farris and Joseph Williams.

The Cougars got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning and led 6-1 going to the bottom of the third, where the Indians scored their second and final run of the game.

Campbell County scored twice in the fifth inning and once in the sixth.

The victory helped to atone for a 19-13 loss the previous afternoon at Clinton.

Nothing went right for the Cougars, who committed six costly errors against the Dragons and let a 4-0 lead slip away in the bottom of the third inning.

Clinton scored eight runs in the third and six in the fourth to take command.

Farris and Sharp went 3-for-4 each for the Cougars. Williams and Bailey (2 RBI) went 1-for-3 each. 

Farris also had a double, drove in two runs and stole four bases. Sharp had an RBI. The Cougars threw five different pitchers against the Dragons, but could not stop the onslaught. The Dragons racked up 16 hits for the game. Shortstop Chris Hutson made six assists in the field.

Bailey got a double with two out in the top of the sixth to get Campbell County within 14-11. However, Clinton answered the challenge with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend its lead to 19-11.