Muskegon Clippers takes two games at home in a doubleheader against Lake Erie

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The Muskegon Clippers won both games of their games of a doubleheader on Sunday at Marsh Field.

The Clippers defeated the Lake Erie Monarchs 7-4 in the opener, then cruised to a 10-2 victory in the nightcap.

Muskegon, which has won three of its last four games, is now 5-4 on the season and is in second place in the Northern Division of the Great Lake Summer Collegiate Baseball League. The Clippers are just a half game behind first-place Lima.

The Clippers will head back to the road to face the Richmond Jazz in a two-game series starting on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

In Game 1, the Clippers led 2-0 after the first before Lake Erie tied the game 2-2 in the top of the third. Muskegon then took a 5-2 advantage after the third frame.

The Monarchs cut their deficit to 5-4 in the sixth before Muskegon closed out the scoring with two runs in the bottom half of the sixth.

The Clippers were led offensively by Ryan Blake-Jones with two hits and two RBIs, while Nolan Brimbury and Jack Butler added two hits and an RBI. Maison Stites chipped in with a hit and two RBIs.

Cameron Miller tossed the win for Muskegon, allowing two runs on nine hits in five innings pitched.

In Game 2, the Clippers led 1-0 after the first inning before Lake Erie tied the game 1-1 in the third.

Muskegon regained its lead with a run in the third, three in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 6-1 advantage after five innings.

The Monarchs cut their deficit to 6-2 with a run in the sixth before the Clippers closed out the scoring with four runs in the sixth frame.

The Clippers were led in the nightcap by Nolan Bryant and Brimbury with two hits and two RBIs each while Stites added two hits and an RBI.

Jacob Gilhaus pitched the win for Muskegon, allowing one run on two hits while striking out two batters in four innings.

 

 

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