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Clinton wins first baseball state title since 1961

Red Devils pull off a sweep of Hanahan with a 5-4 win in game two
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Justin Copeland raced from first to home on a fielder’s choice and throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning as Clinton scored a 5-4 win over Hanahan to sweep their 3-A state championship series.

The Red Devils (26-3) won their first state championship in 62 years.

Hanahan had battled back from a 4-0 deficit.

Carson Glenn earned a save by hurling a scoreless seventh inning. He recorded a strikeout and got a fielder’s choice grounder to end the game.

Glenn’s grandfather, Billy Glenn, played for the 1961 state championship team.

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Game 1 was a 17-3 rout for the Red Devils as Zane McLendon smashed a grand slam and Zach Fortman added a solo home run.

Caleb Taylor had a three-run double for Clinton. Wil Stewart contributed a two-run single.

Wilson Wages belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Harrison Moore had a sacrifice fly.

Hanahan concluded its season with a 20-10 record.