The Clarinda A’s opened their 65th season of baseball with a four-game road trip to Missouri. The A’s went 2-1 in the first three games of the trip.

Clarinda banged out 18 hits Saturday, June 1, at Jefferson City to earn a wild 15-13 win over the Renegades. The A’s pushed across four runs in the top of the ninth inning to pull out the win.

Nathaniel Bentura powered the offensive attack for the A’s as he collected three hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in five runs. He also scored three times in the game.

Jacob Flores also hit a dinger among his three hits and finished with three runs batted In (RBIs) and three runs scored. Nick Barendrick added three hits of his own to go along with three runs scored and one RBI.

Clarinda and Jefferson City met again Sunday, June 2. The game was tied at 9 after four inning when play was suspended. The game was completed Monday, June 3, and the A’s prevailed 11-10.

Trailing 10-9, the A’s scored single runs in the sixth and seventh inning to claim the victory.

Bentura again did the damage as he collected four hits, including his third round tripper, and drove in another five runs.

Joe Kelleher and Flores followed with two RBIs apiece.

Clarinda opened the season Friday, May 31, at St. Joseph. The Mustangs defeated the A’s 13-3 in seven innings.

A’s 11 at JeffersonCity 10 - June 2

A’s 054 001 1 - 11 15 1

Jeff City 121 510 0 - 10 13 1

Player, Pos AB R H RBI

Kelleher, CF 4 0 1 2

Barendrick, SS 5 0 0 0

Delima, 1B 4 1 2 1

Menchaca, 3B 5 1 1 0

Paulsey, LF 3 2 2 0

Bentura, C 4 3 4 5

McClean, RF 3 2 1 0

Powers, DH 3 2 2 1

Flores, 2B 4 0 2 2

TOTALS 35 11 15 11

Pitcher I H R ER BB SO

Ca Candiotti 4.0 11 9 8 2 5

Cl Candiotti (W) 3.0 2 1 1 1 5

A’s 15 at JeffersonCity 13 - June 1

A’s 121 041 204 - 15 18 1

Jeff City 243 200 020 - 13 13 0

Player, Pos AB R H RBI

Kelleher, CF 6 1 2 0

Barendrick, SS 5 3 3 1

Delima, 1B 4 2 2 1

Menchaca, 3B 3 1 1 2

Paulsey, LF 4 1 2 1

Bentura, RF 5 3 3 5

McClean, C 6 0 1 0

Powers, DH 5 1 1 0

Flores, 2B 4 3 3 3

TOTALS 42 15 18 13

Pitcher I H R ER BB SO

Sas 3.0 9 9 8 3 2

Harris 4.0 4 4 4 3 4

Powers (W) 2.0 0 0 0 3 3

A’s 3 at St. Joseph 13 - May 31

A’s 000 021 0 - 3 7 5

St. Joe 302 421 1 - 13 10 1

Player, Pos AB R H RBI

Kelleher, CF 3 1 2 1

Barendrick, SS 2 0 0 1

Paulsey, 1B 3 0 0 0

Menchaca, 3B 1 0 1 1

Bentura, RF 4 0 0 0

McClean, C 4 0 2 0

Harris, 2B 4 0 0 0

Powers, LF 4 2 1 0

Neal, DH 2 0 1 0

TOTALS 27 3 7 3

Pitcher I H R ER BB SO

Keiffer 6.2 10 13 7 4 4

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