By Dave Hart
MUSKEGON- The Muskegon Clippers have been unstoppable this season.
Muskegon is now 16-1 overall on the season and a perfect 16-0 in Michigan Collegiate Summer Baseball League play.
The question is, with things going so well, do the Clippers really want to stop for a week?
“Sometimes when you are playing well you don’t want a break,” said Clippers Manager Walt Gawkowski. “But I think for us we need one. We have some guys who are nicked up or tired. I understand the concept (of going cold after a break), but I think we need time away.”
Pitching once again was a main key for the Clippers. Starting pitcher Andrew Null picked up the win, tossing seven innings while allowing two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts.
Null also led the Clippers at the plate with two RBIs.
Relief pitcher Tyler Trovinger allowed one run on two hits in two innings to close out the victory. Trovinger and Will Harris each had two hits, including a double, for Muskegon.
Muskegon opened the scoring in the second inning, grabbing four runs on six hits. Trovinger, Null and Logan Fleener each had RBI single while Jared Burton knocked in a run on a ground out to the pitcher.
The Salmon cut their deficit to 4-1 in the fourth inning on an RBI triple by Ryan Fields.
The Clippers quickly responded in the fifth inning, scoring two runs on a sacrifice fly by Null and an RBI single by Trovinger to take a 6-1 lead.
Muskegon added a run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Cameron Bair. Shoreline made it 7-2 in the seventh on an RBI single by Ben Sweedyk.
The Clippers added a run in eighth inning on an error, scoring Connor Glick.
Null scored Muskegon’s final run in the ninth. Shoreline closed out the scoring with a run in the ninth.