Halloran ties state record via HBP in win over Indians

Preston Armstrong picks up a sacrifice bunt off the bat of a West Fork player in front of catcher Deric Tress in the first game of a doubleheader against the Warhawks on Thursday, June 6. (Kristi Nixon photo)

CLARKSVILLE — West Fork’s Mitchell Halloran stood in and was hit with four pitches in one game, tying an Iowa state record, and was hit a total of five times in this doubleheader sweep of Clarksville on Thursday, June 6.

Two of the hit-by-pitches Halloran took were in a pivotal fifth inning against the Indians, the first to lead off the inning against starter Kelton Kluiter, the last by Deric Trees, who was the third of four pitchers for Clarksville as West Fork took control.

He was finally retired on a fielder’s choice in the seventh inning.

“I think he was happy to finally be able to swing the bat,” West Fork coach Lance Thompson said...

The full story appears in the June 13 print edition of the Clarksville Star.