Clippers snap losing streak, headed home to close the season this weekend

LocalSportsJournal.com

The Muskegon Clippers snapped their five-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over Irish Hills in 12 innings.

The Clippers dropped an 8-2 contest on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the series.

Game 2 looked to be all Leprechauns, who led 1-0 heading into the ninth inning. But the Clippers manufactured a run with a hit, a sacrifice bunt and two walks. Tyler Trovinger was walked to force in Nolan Bryant with the bases loaded to tie the game at 1-1.

Still knotted a 1-1 in the 12th innings, Ethan Hajdukovic led off the inning with a triple and later scored the winning run on a passed ball to give the Clippers a 2-1 lead.

Scott Bean pitched seven innings of one-run ball, while Brian Taggett earned the win, throwing four scoreless innings of relief. Jacob Buchberger was credited with the save.

Hajdukovic led the offense with two hits while Trovinger had a hit and two walks.

The Clippers are now 16-23 on the season, which places them in fourth place in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Northern Division standings.

Muskegon will play its final two games of the season on Saturday and Sunday night at Marsh Field against the Grand River Loggers.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M for both nights.

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