In a seesaw scoring battle it was the Panthers that clawed their way to victory over the Bobcats.
Clay went into the final inning trailing by two. It scored those two plus another when Brandon Puckett took an 0-2 pitch into right field to score the game-winning run as the Panthers won 11-10.
Clay almost won on the previous at bat when Kyle Pollard layed down a bunt in an attempted suicide squeeze. The bunt resulted in a base hit, but the runner didn't advance.
"Nik Blanton did a great job pitching," Clay coach Mark Robinson. "He had that rough inning and he bounced back... It could have went either way."
Clay plays Coal Grove today.
Zach Parker had three RBI in the game.
Green 002 070 1 - 10 11 3
Clay 003 320 3 - 11 7 5
WP: Nick Blanton 5k LP: Ratcliff
Green - Clark 3-5; Bailey 3-4, 2RBI.
Clay - Parker 1-1, 3RBI; Puckett 1-4, 2RBI; Kirkpatrick 2-4, 3R.
Notre Dame 18, Western Pike 5
The bats came alive for Notre Dame on Wednesday.
Alex Davis had four hits for Notre Dame and several other Titans had multiple hits as well.
Kevin Delabar was the winning pitcher.
"We had a tough game with South Webster on Monday and we came back," Notre Dame coach Kevin Noel said. "To put 17 hits together, we kind of got out of our slump and were putting the ball in play and we're hoping that will continue through the season."
Notre Dame hosts Eastern on Friday.
Notre Dame 204 151 5 - 18 17 0
Western Pike 002 020 1 - 5 6 7
WP: Delabar LP: Shawn
Notre Dame - Davis 4-6; Noel 3-5, 3RBI; Haney 2-4, 2B; LaValley 2-5, 2B; Hannah 2-4, 2B.
Western - Kier 2-3.
Record - Notre Dame 1-1 (1-0)
Southeastern 5, Piketon 3
Southeastern was able to score a run in the fifth and a run in the seventh to outlast Piketon Wednesday afternoon in Piketon. Clay Dennewitz picked up the win for the Panthers.
"It was a hard loss," said Piketon coach Nathan Childers. "Dennewitz is probably best pitcher in the league and when he's on he hard to beat. We have to have a winning mentality and get ready for Unioto on Friday."
Southeastern 102 010 1 - 5 5 1
Piketon 000 012 0 - 3 8 3
WP: Clay Dennewitz; LP: Jon Irivin
Southeastern - Snyder 1-4 RBI, Prater 2-4 3 RBI