Ethan Morgan blasted a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Anthony Knittel held on in the seventh for the Senators to notch a 3-2 victory.
"Ethan came through with a big hit for us in the sixth and that's what you expect out of a senior," West assistant coach Eric Gray said. "In the seventh inning, Anthony let them get some runners on but with two on and two out, he got a game-ending strikeout. He really came through."
Knittel struck out 10 batters in the game.
With the score tied 1-1 in the sixth, Brandon Rawlins was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. Alfie Bricker walked and picked up West's fourth steal of the game when he took second, setting up Morgan's hit.
"We had good pitch selection tonight," Gray said. "In addition to the hits, we had three walks and got on base twice by hit by pitch. We were able to run a little bit and manufacture some runs. Coach (Chris) Rapp did a nice job getting them in."
Garion Dodrill scored Clay's seventh-inning run which cut the Senators' lead to one.
The Senators host conference rival Wheelersburg today.
West 3, Clay 2
Clay 010 000 1 — 2 4 0
West 100 002 x — 3 3 0
WP: Knittel 5 IP, 10K; LP: Riddlebarger 6 IP, 0 K
Clay — Puckett 1-4, Riddlebarger 1-4, Burchett 1-4, Pollard 1-2
West — Journey 1-2 run, Morgan 1-3 2 RBI, Swords 1-3
Record — West 6-2 (4-2)