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August 28, 2013

Behind Clark’s work in the circle and at the plate, Little Axe knocks off No. 2 Washington

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LITTLE AXE —

In the final frame, Clark endured an error that afforded Washington an additional out, but managed just fine, getting Macey Cargill to pop-out into her glove, between the circle and the plate.

“We needed it bad,” Clark said. “We kept up our energy up the whole game.”

That was no small thing for the Indians, who have lost a bunch of close decisions and are still just 4-8 on the season. The Warriors dropped to 9-5.

“I had to keep my cool,” Clark said. “I couldn’t get overwhelmed.”

That went for her teammates, too.

Aspen Vail made it happen in the third inning. 

First she drove in Mychal Barnett to make it 2-2, next she took the extra base when the throw home got away, then she reached third base on Aubry Branch’s groundout before coming home on a wild pitch.

“Tonight is big because it’s proof that we’re still in the running for a state championship,” she said.

Savannah Hall, who knocked in the Indians’ first run in the second inning, offered credit to her brother, Jacob, a baseball player at Rose State, who finished up at Little Axe last year, who, she said, finally made it to one of her games.

“We just really wanted to beat them,’ Hall said.

Whatever works.

Clay Horning

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cfhorning@normantranscript.com

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