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Clarinda A's drop both ends of doubleheader against Ozark

06/18/2017, 11:45pm CDT
By Bryan Clark @ KMALand.com

(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda A's dropped a pair of two-run decisions to Ozark on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Hunter's two-run home run supplied all of the Clarinda offense in the first game, a 4-2 loss.

Ozark's first six in the batting order all had one hit in the win, and they led 4-0 when Martin went deep in the fourth inning of the seven inning game.

Parker Dent gave up the four runs over three innings, taking the loss. Garrett Kraemer gave up just one hit in the last four innings to keep the A's close.

Clarinda jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning of the second game, but fell 5-3 with Ozark scoring twice in the seventh and final inning.

Ryan Curtis doubled in two runs against A's pitcher Samuel Reed.

Danny Mitchell opened the inning with a home run for the A's. Victor Perez singled in a couple runs to make it 3-0.

The A's outhit the Generals 11-7 with Mitchell, Perez, Drew Holtgrieve and Jordan Abushalahla all with two hits.

A few pictures from the doubleheader, courtesy Joe Moore, are available in the gallery below.

Article mirrored for historical purposes from KMALand.com, read here.
Photo courtesy of Joe Moore / J&C Photography, Clarinda.

A's bats explode late in rout of Ozark

06/17/2017, 11:45pm CDT
By Bryan Clark @ KMALand.com

(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda A's scored nine runs in the final two innings to break open an even game, beating the Ozark Generals 11-2 as part of Clarinda's Baseball Day.

Mojo Hagge led the A's with three hits while Drew Holtgrieve, Jackson Crochet, Victor Perez and Ryan Hunter all had two hits.

Kale Emshoff homered in a six-run seventh inning while Crochet and Alec Paz added RBI hits. The A's opened the inning with two runs on a Hagge single, followed by an error.

Holtgrieve tripled in a pair of runs in the eighth, then scored on a groundout.

Elijah Greene pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings of relief to earn the win.

A few pictures from the game, courtesy Joe Moore, can be found below.

Photos courtesy Joe Moore, J&C Photography, Clarinda

Article mirrored for historical purposes from KMALand.com, read here.
Photo courtesy of Joe Moore / J&C Photography, Clarinda.

Meet the A's: Danny Mitchell, Outfielder

06/16/2017, 11:45pm CDT
By Derek Martin @ KMALand.com

(Clarinda) -- Outfielder Danny Mitchell loves to play baseball. A chance to hone his skills and play the game he loves all summer brought him from Little Rock, where he just completed his redshirt freshman year, to Clarinda.

"I love playing for the A's," Mitchell said on Upon Further Review's latest Meet the A's segment. "I'm enjoying it, having a blast. The team has a lot of characters on it, and I love it. It's hard to play a game of failure without having some fun."

Mitchell played in 34 games this spring, starting 21 of them, and finished with a .268/.318/.354 line in 82 at bats. He finished the year with five doubles, one triple and scored 16 runs.

"It wasn't a bad season," Mitchell said. "It could have gone worse, could have gone better. I expect to do a lot more next year, and I'm trying to get better here in Clarinda so I can go perform."

Mitchell found Clarinda through his Little Rock hitting coach Russell Raley, whose brother Cory played for the A's.

"(He) is actually playing pro baseball overseas," Mitchell said, "so it turned out good for him. (Russell Raley) talked highly of Clarinda and asked if I wanted go. I said, 'Absolutely.'"

Mitchell hopes to continue to fine-tune all aspects of his game this summer.

"You can never be satisfied," he said. You can always get better at something. There's defense, there's running, there's hitting. There's everything. I'm trying to get better at it all."

The A's are off Friday and will be back home on Saturday and Sunday for a meeting with the Ozark Generals. Saturday night's game starts at 7:00 while Sunday is a doubleheader beginning at 2:00.

Listen to the full interview with Mitchell here.

Meet the A's can be heard each Tuesday and Thursday through the summer on KMA's Upon Further Review, which airs daily from 11 AM to 12 PM.