The Muskegon Clippers offense suddenly went cold on Saturday night at Marsh Field.

The Clippers could only manage three late runs on four hits and fell to the Saginaw Sugar Beets by a 12-3 margin.

Muskegon is now 1-1 on the season and will look to take the weekend home series with a victory on Sunday against the Sugar Beets. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

Saginaw jumped out to a 12-0 lead with three runs in the second, one in the third, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in the seventh.

The Clippers finally managed to cross the plate with three runs in the ninth inning.

Muskegon was paced offensively by Ryan Blake-Jones with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Nolan Brimbury and Mike Monahan each knocked in a run for the Clippers while Jimmy Roche chipped in with a hit and run scored.

Bryce Davis suffered the loss from the mound for Muskegon, allowing four runs on two hits while striking out four batters and walking five in 2 1/3 innings.