The suddenly hot Muskegon Clippers won their third game in a row, and reached the .500 mark, with a 10-7 victory on Tuesday over the Lake Erie Monarchs in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Muskegon started the scoring in the top of 4th inning with a Peter Zimmerman solo home run, his third of the season.

The Clippers added three runs in the 5th and four more in the sixth to extend their lead to 8-0.

Lake Erie used a five-run 6th inning to get back into the game, but the Clippers added insurance runs in the 8th and 9th innings to secure the victory.

Bryce Kelley and Cam Bair led the Clipper offense with two hits apiece while Luke LaLumia added a hit, knocked in two runs and scored twice. Nolan Bryant contributed four RBIs.

Cam Miller earned the victory on the mound by tossing 5 1/3 innings while allowing three earned runs and striking out four.

Brandon Knorr, Chris Sparks and Kelley teamed up to throw the final 3 2/3 innings for the Clippers.

The Clippers are now 6-6 on the season and in second place in the Great Lakes Collegiate League’s Northern Division.

Muskegon will play the final game of the series with the Monarchs Wednesday night before making the short drive to Adrian, Michigan to begin a two-game series with the Irish Hills Leprechauns on Thursday.