Clippers remain hot, clubber Royal Oak Leprechauns 12-3 for fifth straight win

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The Muskegon Clippers continued their explosive hot streak, clobbering the Royal Oak Leprechauns 12-3 on Thursday night at Memorial Park Field.

The Clippers avenged their home opening loss to the Leprechauns and have now won five straight games since the lone loss to Royal Oak.

Muskegon is now 5-1 on the season, which is currently good for second place in the Northern Division of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate Baseball League.

The Clippers will return home on Friday to host the Michigan Monarchs. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. from Marsh Field. Muskegon will close out the weekend with road games against the Jet Box Baseball Club and Galion.

Muskegon jumped out to a 7-0 lead early, scoring two runs in the first inning and five in the second.

The Clippers added a run in the fourth to take an 8-0 lead before Royal Oak scored two in the bottom half of the frame to cut the deficit to 8-2 after four innings.

Both teams exchanged a run with Muskegon scoring one in the fifth and the Leprechauns responding with one in the seventh to cut their deficit to 9-3.

The Clippers then closed out the scoring with a run in the eighth and two in the ninth frame.

Crew Cohoes paced the Muskegon offense with three hits, along with three runs scored and an RBI.

Miko Rodriguez added two hits, two runs scored and an RBI, while Tre Jones had two hits and three RBIs.

Muskegon’s Brendan Harrity chipped in with two hits and three runs scored and Noah Marcoux contributed with a hit and three RBIs.

Adam Berghorst pitched the win for the Clippers, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four batters in five innings.

Thomas Sylvester tossed three innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits. Connor Vallie shut the door on Royal Oak, allowing just one hit in the final inning.

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