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Three wins for batters



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Jacob O’Berry winds his pitch against Bloomfield Hills Lahser in the Wolves’ home opener, April 16. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
April 24, 2013 - The weather slightly lifted at the beginning at last week allowing hitters to get onto the field to score three wins.

The Clarkston Varsity Baseball team opened the week with a win against Rochester Adams on April 15, 8-2.

"It was a really good game," said Phil Price, head coach. "Alex Peck pitched four innings and Dave Steward pitched three - they did a fabulous job. They struck them out and we got great innings out of both of them."

Peck had three strikeouts during the game and only allowed three hits and two runs.

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For hitting, he had two hits. Ryan Rea went 2-for-3 during the game and hit a double.

"It was a good game all the way around," Price added.

The Wolves followed it with a double header against Bloomfield Hills the next day. They won both games, going 10-0 in the first game and 14-3 in the second game.

For the first game, Peck went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Rea was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Jacob O'Berry was the winning pitcher for the first game, pitching four innings and threw three strikeouts.

They finished the second game after five innings in which Sean Martens and Ryan Slaughter each went 3-for-3 in the game. Martens hit a double and Slaughter had three RBIs.

"Slaugher has been playing really good baseball for us," Price added.

DJ Zezula pitched for the second game for three innings and only had two hits.

"O'Berry and Zezula both pitched very well," said Price.

The boys are on the road as they head to Oxford for a double header on Wednesday and host Stoney Creek on Thursday. Both begin at 4:30 p.m.

"We need to get playing," Price said going into the week. "We just need to get right back at it."

He added the Wolves have already played Oxford but only played four innings before it was rained out.

"We just need to take care of ourselves," Price pointed out. "When we play good defense we can beat anybody. For good defense, our pitching needs to keep it in the game."

Right now one of their strengths is their pitching power. A few bonuses the team has are their overall knowledge of the game with eight senior leaders and they also have a great defense.

Though the strengths are a silver lining in the season, the weather has been a gray cloud hovering with cancelling two games last week and making it hard to practice.

"The frustrating part has been the weather," Price said.

"We have been able to practice in the gym but it is just different. Plus, we have only played three game. Everyone is in the same boat."

Check @CNewsWRSports on Twitter for the latest scores and up to date cancellations and game postponements before you go out to the field.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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