Clippers drop last game of series in Canada, headed home for Saturday night contest

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The Muskegon Clippers dropped the final game of their series in Windsor, Ontario on Friday, losing to the St. Clair Green Giants 4-3.

The Clippers took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning before a two-run single by the Green Giants proved to be the game-winner.

Muskegon pitcher Zach Taglieri, who did not factor in the decision, started the game and threw four shutout innings, only allowing one hit and two walks while striking out three batters.

Jay Cortese pitched the final four innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and taking the loss.

Ethan Hajdukovic, who led the Clippers offense with two hits, broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth with an RBI single, scoring Connor Henderson.  But that lead only help up until the bottom of the inning, when the Green Giants pulled ahead for good.

Henderson had a hit, scored a run, and had three stolen bases for the Clippers.

Muskegon is now 2-2 and in a three-way tie for second place in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League’s Northern Division standings.

The Clippers return home to Marsh Field Saturday night, when they will begin a two-game series with the Lake Erie Monarchs. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

 

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