DANVILLE — It was a matter of living up to tradition and breaking out of a slump. It was also the last time that Knox County’s two fiercest foes will meet, head-to-head, on the same field as Mid-Buckeye Conference rivals.
That was all the motivation that the Danville Blue Devils needed to shut out the visiting East Knox Bulldogs, 5-0, in MBC softball action on Tuesday.
Things heated up in the home half of the first inning when one-time East Knox student Kaelin Clement, batting leadoff for the Blue Devils, started things with a bang. Clement, showing little sentiment for her old school, crushed a solo home run to put her team on top right away. For Clement, who was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, it was a relief.
“I haven’t hit the ball in a while,” said Clement. “It felt good.”
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