CLARINDA, Iowa — The Clarinda A's may be in last place, but they have the Jefferson City Renegades' number this season.
The A's improved to 4-0 this season against the Renegades with a 9-7 win Monday night in MINK League action.
Jefferson City is 9-6 against all other MINK League foes this summer.
The Renegades opened up a 4-0 lead before the A's came to bat in the second game of a three-game series. Logan Haring hit a three-run home run — his team-high fourth of the summer — and the next batter, Lincoln Orellana, followed with a solo shot.
The A's scored three runs in the bottom half of the first on a home run by Noah Menchaca to close the gap to one. Each team scored a run in the fourth, making the score 5-4.
Clarinda took control with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Joe Kelleher capped the inning with a two-run double to put the A's ahead 9-5.
The score stayed that way until the top of the ninth. Max McCay scored on an error for the Renegades, closing the gap to three runs. Haring then hit a two-out single, scoring Thomas Ruether, making the score 9-7 and bringing the go-ahead run to the plate.
However, Clarinda pitcher Charlie Kiefer got Orellana to pop up to end the game.
Clarinda's Casey Candiotti pitched seven innings, walking two and striking out two to earn the win.
Tyler Robbins pitched the first 3 innings for Jefferson City, giving up four runs on six hits with five walks and three strikeouts. Logan Gray took the loss, pitching the next 1 innings. He walked four and gave up three runs.
Haring finished 3-for-5 with four RBI, while Dede Cole was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. McCay also had a pair of doubles for the Renegades.
Nathaniel Bentura went 3-for-5 with three singles to lead Clarinda (8-14).
Jefferson City (12-10, 9-10 MINK League) wraps up the series at 5 p.m. today against Clarinda.