Muskegon Clippers lose sixth straight, drop series finale against Southern Ohio, 10-6

LocalSportsJournal.com

A long road trip didn’t help the struggling Muskegon Clippers, who fell to the Southern Ohio Copperheads 10-6 on Friday after getting beat 13-2 on Thursday night.

The Clippers have now lost six in a row and has a 5-10 record. They will look to bounce back on Saturday when they return home to face the Richmond Jazz in a start of a two-game set at Marsh Field. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

The Copperheads opened the scoring with a run in the third inning to take a 1-0 lead.

Muskegon responded with two runs in the fourth inning to grab a 2-1 advantage, but Southern Ohio bounced back with six runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-2 lead.

The Copperheads added a run in the fifth frame to increase their lead to 8-2 before the Clippers scored two runs in the seventh to cut the deficit to 8-4.

Southern Ohio added two more runs in the eighth before the Clippers closed out the scoring with two in the ninth inning.

Austin Eifred led the Clippers offense with two hits and two runs scored, while Nolan Bryant and Cooper Peterson had two RBIs.

Joe Methner suffered the loss for Muskegon, allowing three runs on three hits in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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