The Corbin Redhounds couldn’t hold off the Clay County Tigers in Manchester Wednesday afternoon. After coming from five runs down to take a 3-run lead, the Redhounds couldn’t hold off the pesky Tigers.
Clay County (18-12) scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull within a run then Brian Griffin hit a solo home run in the sixth to tie the game at 9-9. The Tigers scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Trailing 6-1 after two innings, the Redhounds exploded for eight runs off Clay County starter, Justin Smith.
Senior Ben House scored twice in the inning. He led off with a single and scored on a Trace Vorbeck sacrifice. The second time at the plate House drew a walk and scored on a Cody Duncum double. Duncum, also scored earlier in the inning after reaching on a walk.
The big hits came when Ryan Clouse had a two-run double and Ducum hit his double with the bases-loaded. Clouse, Drew Farley and House all scored on the hit.
The Redhounds (18-14) will be in action Friday when they host the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets and Saturday they will take on Wayne County at 5 p.m.
Clay Co. 10, Corbin 9
Corbin 018 000 0- 9 8 4
Clay Co. 240 021 1- 10 11 1
Vorbeck, Jackson (6) and Ducum. Smith, Allen (4) and Hensley. W-Allen, L-Jackson. 2B-Young (CC), England (CC), Foley (C), Clouse (C), Duncum (C). HR-Griffin (CC).