The Clarence Mounties were seeded No. 1 for a reason.
Guided by Ryan MacNamara’s hitting and Justin Koleno’s pitching, the Mounties (17-2) invoked the mercy rule in a five-inning 14-0 County League semifinal win over the Spring Mills Braves (10-12) on Sunday.
At the plate, MacNamara had a triple and two singles for five RBIs, Brian Kochik singled and homered for three RBIs, and Kalen Gearhart had a pair of singles.
Clarence exploded for nine runs on seven hits in the third inning, and the Mounties tallied 11 hits in total.
Meanwhile, the Braves were held to just one hit. Koleno was electric on the mound, earning his seventh win of the season and recording five strikeouts.
Clarence takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. The Mounties travel to Spring Mills for game two on Tuesday.