Halloran ties state record via HBP in win over Indians

West Fork's Mitchell Halloran flinches after being hit with a pitch as the ball gets away from Clarksville's Deric Trees on Thursday, June 6. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

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. “If that pace keeps up, he’ll definitely set our team record of hit-by-pitches..."

The full story appears in the June 12 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.