Muskegon Clippers cap off regular season with big bats, enter playoffs on hot streak

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Playoff bound Muskegon Clippers closed out its regular season on a power note at Marsh Field Tuesday night, with a 10-3 win over the visiting Lima Locos.

The Clippers cranked out three home runs, combined for 12 hits and scored all 10 of their runs in the first three innings.

No. 9 Jimmy Allen rounds third base after belting his four home run of the season for Muskegon. Photo/Leo Valdez

Jimmy Allen, Cooper Peterson and Shane Easter each hit homers for the Clippers. Allen finished with three hits and two RBIs while Peterson totaled two hits and two RBIs.

Peterson’s long ball came in first inning with a two-run home run for the Clippers. Allen followed with a two-run shot in the second inning and Easter capped off the big swings for Muskegon with a solo home run in the third.

Also leading Muskegon at the plate was Tre Morris who compiled two hits and three RBIs while Austin Eifrid added two hits.

The Clippers used six pitchers to combine for the win, striking out 10 Locos batter.

Muskegon led 4-0 after the first inning. But starting pitcher Sean Casey struggled for control in the second, walking the bases loaded and giving up three runs.

Joe Methner stepped in for Casey in the second and cut down the Locos scoring opportunities, pitching three and 2/3 innings and giving up no hits and no earned runs on four walks.

Muskegon finishes its regular season at 22-19 in second place behind Lima (26-15). The Clippers carry solid momentum into the playoffs, winning seven of its last 10 games.

Post-season play starts Thursday for Muskegon with a best-of-three-game series on the road against Lima. Game 2 is scheduled for Friday (7:05 p.m.) in Muskegon. If needed, Game 3 is slated for Saturday in Lima.

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