The Muskegon Clippers exploded offensively on Saturday night after struggling in their home opener last Thursday.

The Clippers jumped out to a 4-2 lead after four innings, then scored three in the seventh, two in the eighth and three more in the ninth to cruise past the Michigan Monarchs 12-2 at Siena Heights University.

Muskegon is now 1-1 on the season and will continue its road trip tomorrow evening against the Grand Lake Mariners. First pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m.

The Clippers were paced offensively by Noah Marcoux with three singles and a double.

Crew Cohoes added two hits and three runs scored, while Miko Rodriguez and Wes Mitchell chipped in with two hits and two runs apiece.

Jacob Carroll pitched the win for the Clippers, tossing 4 1/3 innings of relief. He allowed no runs on three hits while striking out eight batters.

Starting pitcher Luke Thelen had five strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings, while Ashton Wetzler also had five strikeouts in two innings of relief.