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.
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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.