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McClendon's fall at ATU

July 6, 2013

Benton McClendon’s player Hunter McDade, 16, takes a lead in a game earlier in the season. The McClendon’s lost 3-0 to Russellville at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on Wednesday. TONY LENAHAN/The Saline Courier

RUSSELLVILLE – The Benton McClendon’s Appliances hit into four double plays in a 3-0 loss to Russellville Post 20 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on Wednesday. The loss sets the McClendon’s down to 7-12 on the year.
Russellville scored just one run in the first inning despite three walks and two hits issued by starter Trey Bishop. Post 20 would score just two unearned runs in the bottom of the third to take a 3-0 lead which would hold up for the rest of the game.
Benton’s best chance to score came in the top of the third when Jack James hit a one-out single and made it to third base on a ground out and wild pitch, but a strikeout would end the McClendon’s only threat. It was the only time Benton made it to third base.
James, Wesley Ramsey, Bishop and Shawn Beesley each went 1 for 3, and Hunter Wray went 1 for 2. The McClendon’s will host Cabot tonight at Bernard Holland Park at 8 p.m. Benton Sport Shop will play the 6 p.m. game.

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