The Muskegon Clippers dropped two close games in a doubleheader on Saturday against the Jet Box Baseball Club.
Muskegon has lost three in a row after winning five in a row and is 5-4 on the season, good for third place in the Northern Division of the Great Lakes league.
The Clippers will look to bounce back on Sunday on the road against the Galion Graders. First pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m. They will then return to Marsh Field on Tuesday to face the defending champion Lima Locos at 6:05 p.m.
In Game 1, the Clippers were paced offensively by Tre Jones and Wes Mitchell with two hits apiece. Mitchell and Brett Graham each knocked in a run.
Thomas Sylvester suffered the loss, tossing two innings of relief and allowing three runs on four hits while striking out two batters.
Muskegon’s starting pitcher Carsie Walker pitched four innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out six batters.
In Game 2, the Clippers were led offensively by Noah Marcoux with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Evan Balzano added a home run, three RBIs and a run scored, while Brendan Harrity and Miko Rodriguez chipped in with an RBI.
Ashton Wetzler suffered the loss after pitching 2 1/3 innings of relief. He allowed four runs on three hits while striking out two batters.
Muskegon’s starting pitcher Gabriel Nutter threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out five hitters.