The Muskegon Clippers ended their 2016 with a 4-2 loss to the Blaze Black in the quarterfinals of the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series at Toledo, Ohio.

LSJ Logo incertThe Clippers finished their season with a 27-4 record overall, a second straight Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League title and a NABF regional championship.

Muskegon’s starting pitcher Austin Batka pitched nine innings and entered the final inning tossing a no-hitter before taking the loss.

The Clippers led 2-1 going into the ninth, scoring their lone runs in the first inning.clippers

The Blaze Black scored three runs in the ninth to take the lead for good.

Ryan Mergener paced the Clippers offensively with two singles.