At Weathersby Field, the Gladiators snapped a five-game losing streak with a non-region victory over the Patriots.
Clarke Central had five hits and was led by Tee White (two hits, one run, one RBI), Ben Gillespie (one hit, one run, one RBI) and Jason McBride (one hit, one run).
Cole Melancon earned the pitching victory in relief, going three scoreless innings with two hits and four strikeouts. Starter Zach Meyers worked the first three innings with three hits, three runs (one earned) and two strikeouts, and Jecorrah Arnold was the closer, striking out two and allowing now hits in one inning.
Oglethorpe County was led at the plate by Dylan Smith (one hit, one run), Dillion Nation (two hits, two RBIs) and Ben Beasley (one hit, one RBI).
Beasley started on the mound for the Patriots and pitched 4 1/3 innings with five hits, four runs (two earned) and two strikeouts. Austin Pruitt pitched 1 2/3 innings with one walk.
The Gladiators (9-18) will play at 5 p.m. Friday at Monroe Area. Oglethorpe County (12-14) were set to play at Towns County on Thursday.