Three Rivers vs. Shawnee CC

Monday, March 25, 2019
DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC/Nate Fields

When Kyle Clayton made contact on the first pitch of his final at-bat of the day, someone in the Three Rivers dugout yelled, “Game over!” The ball carried until it dropped into the bullpen behind right field, and the game was over. Clayton drilled a grand slam over the fence to send Three Rivers home early with a 14-3, six-inning run-rule win over Shawnee Community College to finish off a doubleheader sweep Monday at Roger Pattillo Field. Clayton’s grand slam — his second homer of the season — epitomized the type of day it was for the Raiders. Steady offensively with explosive innings. In the second game of the day, Three Rivers put up four runs in the first inning, four more in the fifth and six in the sixth to end the game. In the opening game, Three Rivers hit five home runs, including two by Roberto Mejia, in a 15-7 win.