TONIGHT: The Coach needs a bath

Red Devil ice the Flora Falcons, 7-6, to move on in Upper State Championship

Clinton baseball head coach Sean McCarthy was real sweaty - until seniors Chandler Todd and Davis Cunningham cooled him off with the Powerade bath. The cardiac Red Devils came from behind to defeat AC Flora, 7-6, to win the divisional round of the AAA Upper State Baseball Championship.

Clinton advances to Monday night's first round Upper State Championship game. The Red Devils have a chance to host based on their 23-1 record and Region Championship. Flora defeated Eastside, 11-10 in 8 innings, to advance to tonight's showdown game with the Red Devils.

A Flora win would have meant a second, winner take all game tonight at The Sponge. Winning pitcher Tristan Smaltz with relief by wild thang Aaron Copeland made sure that didn't happen. Flora's tying runner was gunned down trying to steal third for the game's final out.


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