Muskegon Clippers won fourth straight game, complete sweep against Licking County

LocalSportsJournal.com

Suddenly the Muskegon Clippers are coming to life after a long stretch of bad luck.

The Clippers snapped a six-game losing streak with a pair of walk-off wins at home over the weekend then opened their short road trip with a 6-4 win over the Licking County Settlers on Tuesday.

Muskegon continued its recent success, completing a two-game sweep against the Settlers on Wednesday with a 12-7 win.

The Clippers are now 9-10 on the season and have won four straight contests. They are currently climbing back up the Northern Division standings at fifth place and have the second most wins in the division.

Muskegon will return home to face the Hamilton Joes for a two-game series starting on Thursday night at Marsh Field. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

Both teams exchanged a run during the opening inning before the Clippers exploded by scoring six runs in the second inning, two in the third frame and one in the fourth to take a 10-1 advantage.

The Settlers cut their deficit to 10-2 with a run in the sixth inning.

The Clippers responded with two runs in the eighth inning to take a 12-2 lead.

Licking County attempted a comeback with three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth inning before falling short.

Micah Allen and Brian Martin led the Clippers offense with three hits apiece, while both Nolan Bryant and Shane Easter each drove in three runs.

Jacob Gilhaus pitched the victory for Muskegon, tossing five innings of relief while allowing six runs on 10 hits.

 

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