Baseball | Collin Clayton
Clayton, the center fielder for the Metro East Bears, enjoyed a solid Great Lakes Regional from Aug. 3-7 at SIUE’s Roy E. Lee Field.
A 2016 Edwardsville High grad bound for John A. Logan Community College to play baseball, Clayton hit .364 (8-for-22) with a double, walk and seven RBIs in the American Senior Legion regional tournament. He also played a flawless center field for the Bears, which finished runner-up in the tourney.
In the finals on Aug. 7 against eventual champion Rockport, Ind.,Clayton nailed a runner with a throw to the plate to end the second inning and protect a 1-0 lead at the time. Metro East lost to Rockport 4-3 in 11 innings to finish runner-up at the Great Lakes Regional for the second straight year. The Bears ended the season with a 20-8 record.
At EHS, Clayton batted .339 with a home run, 26 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, six doubles and a team-high three triples during his senior campaign.
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