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ECIC I) own two wins over usual power
On Monday, Clarence took care of another biggie, defeating Lancaster, 9-3, behind senior right-hander Jon White.
Clarence and Lancaster will meet again today at Clarence under the unique scheduling format that ECIC I and ECIC II to which coaches have agreed. Each team will face a division opponent on a Monday and Tuesday of the same week, leaving Wednesday and Friday open for makeups.
“It’s something the coaches talked about for a while,” Smith said of the scheduling plan. “I like it. It’s like a series, the way baseball is supposed to be.”
White, who shut out Orchard Park last week, pitched a four-hitter on Monday.
“He does a nice good job of getting the ball over the plate,” Smith said. “We’ve got a good fielding team. We feel can go get the ball as long as he throws strike.”
White had just two walks in his first 13 innings this spring. He walked two in the first inning on Monday, but got used to the windy conditions at Lancaster and settled down.
Jack Putney had three hits, including two doubles, scored twice and drove in three runs for Clarence. John Stevens had two hits, scored once and drove in a run.
Billies win in 16th inning
Jackson pitched two innings for the win. Jeff Randall started and went four and two-thirds for the Billies before Tom Dinda and pitched through the 14th.
Shawn Gerber pitched shutout ball for Sweet Home for eight innings. Ean Pokorski pitched the last seven for the Panthers.
Legends were ready for Tigers