Muskegon Clippers wrap up successful 2015 season with two wins in three games against Bloomfield

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The Muskegon Clippers closed their season on Saturday in a very unique way, competing in three different games on the road.LSJ Logo incert

They finished Friday night’s game, which was suspended due to darkness in the seventh inning, then played two seven inning games to close out a successful 2015 campaign.clippers

The Clippers ended up taking two-of three, defeating the Bloomfield Sting 11-6 in the first game, losing 4-3 in the second and winning 5-3 in the third.

The Clippers finished the season with a 24-7 record, good for first-place in the Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League. They ended five games ahead of the second-place River City Rapids and six games ahead of third-place Michigan Monarchs.

Jason Ribecky had a monster weekend for the Clippers, with six hits (three doubles and two home runs), four RBIs, and four runs scored.

Cameron Bair and Kyle Wise each knocked in three runs, while Matt Williams had six hits, including a triple.

Luke Smith picked up the victory for Muskegon in Game 1, allowing three runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Brandon Melchert (2/3 innings) and starting shortstop Connor Seymour (three innings) pitched in relief.

Pitcher Nick Holt took the loss in Game 2 for the Clippers, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings.

Jordan Drake started the final game of the season on the mound for Muskegon, allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings. Melchert pitched the final two innings of relief.

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