NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- After a shaky first inning for ace pitcher Mark Armstrong, Clarence defeated Section 5's Victor in the Far West Regionals.
Armstrong walked the first two batters he faced. Victor then took an early 1-0 lead off an RBI single by Tommy Wagner. But Armstrong finally found his rhythm. He ended the inning with a strikeout.
That momentum carried into the second for the MLB prospect. Armstrong started off the inning with a stikeout but the Clarence offense was still quiet. That all changed in the third inning. The Red Devils scored four runs in the third and it all started with an RBI by Bryan Jost. Then Evan Harof and Mark Materise both cracked RBI singles in the scoring fest. After three innings, Clarence rallied for a 4-1 lead.