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CLARKTON – Ayden Piland hammered a triple that keyed a 3-run winning rally and propelled Clarkton School of Discovery to a 9-6 Bladen Five Middle School Conference baseball victory over Bladenboro.

With the score knotted 6-6 in the bottom of the fifth inning, Weston Hodge walked and raced home with the go-ahead run on Piland’s triple. Jacob Priest knocked in Piland with a single. Priest dashed home on an error to pad the lead to 9-6.

Bladenboro put four runners on base in the top of the sixth inning, but base-running problems resulted in all 3 outs coming on tag-outs on the bases.

The Bulldogs grabbed the early lead with a second inning run. Alex Strange belted a single and scored when Andrew Pait smacked a single.

Bladenboro added 2 runs in the third inning. Elijah Crabtree walked, and Brycen Blackman reached base on an error. ShyRon Adams reached base on an error that scored Crabtree, and Devon Strange’s fielder’s choice plated Blackman for a 3-0 lead.

Will Hester, Hodge and Andrew Kahn drew walks to begin the Clarkton fourth inning. Piland reached base on an error that scored Hester and Hodge. Priest walked and J. T. Junious was hit by a pitch that forced home Kahn with the tying run.

Victor Campbell’s fielder’s choice plated Piland. Jacob Bryan walked, and Hester was hit by a pitch that scored Priest. Junious darted home to put the Blue Devils in front 6-3.

Blackman and Adams were both hit by pitches in the Bulldog fifth inning. Devon Strange cracked a single that scored Blackman, and Bryley Williams delivered a single that scored Adams. Alex Strange swatted a single that brought home Devon Strange with the run that tied the game 6-6.

Piland tripled home a run and scored twice. Priest and Junious added one hit each for the Blue Devils. Priest and Hodge scored 2 runs each, and Junious, Hester and Kahn scored one run each. Priest, Junious, Hester and Campbell had one rbi each.

Williams batted 2-2 with an rbi for Bladenboro. Alex Strange finished 2-3 at the plate with a run scored and an rbi. Devon Strange singled, scored a run and drove in two. Pait singled in a run, and Crabtree singled and scored. Blackman scored twice, and Adams scored a run.

Devon Strange started on the mound for the Bulldogs and kept the Blue Devils off the board until the fourth inning. Hodge and Piland combined to pitch the victory for Clarkton.

The Blue Devils improved to 2-1 with the victory, while the Bulldogs are 0-1.