By Danny C. Davis
After ending the regular season strong, the Clinton Arrow baseball started the Class 6A MHSAA North playoffs with a 2-1 win over Southaven in the second round of the playoffs on April 28th at Arrow Field. Clinton could have won the series with a win at Southaven on April 29th at Southaven, but the game was halted tied 1-1 in the bottom of the third period due to rain and lighting. CHS was scheduled to return to Southaven on May 1st to resume game #2. Game # 3 if necessary will be at Arrow Field on May 2nd.
If the Arrows win, the team will advance to Round # 3 on beginning Thursday May 4th against the winner of the Madison Central -Hernando series.
In game # 1 against the Southaven Chargers, senior right hander Parker Lee went the distance on the mound getting the win. Lee threw 114 pitches scattering five hits giving up only a run.
“Parker pitched well for us and our defense played well,” said second year Arrow head baseball coach Trave Hopkin. “It was not a perfect game , but we played well enough to win.”
“Our coaches scouted their lineup well and we knew exactly what to throw each batter and that that really helped us get prepared to play,” said Lee.
Junior Walker Burchfield , belted a two run home run in the second inning , and that proved to be all CHS needed to win and advance to the next playoff rounds.
To win the district, CHS went on a tear late in the season , winning 12 of their last 14 games.
That included three district wins over preseason favorite to win the district Warren Central and Good Friday wins over Northwest Rankin and Madison Central.