The Muskegon Clippers’ battle to reach the playoffs took a slight step backwards on Wednesday in a twinbill loss to the visiting Michigan Monarchs.
Muskegon lost 3-2 in the opener and 5-0 in Game 2.
The Clippers managed just six hits in the opener, scoring each of their runs in the fourth inning while allowing the Monarchs to score the game winner on an RBI single in the ninth inning.
Aaron Hurd knocked in an RBI on a fielder’s choice while Brett Graham had an RBI single.
Pitcher Adam Berghorst carried the bulk of the load for Muskegon, going six and 2/3 innings giving up just two runs, one earned, while striking out six.
Game 2, the Clippers bats struggled even more, garnering just four hits.
Chase Bessard led at the plate with his seventh double of the season.
Muskegon is now 13-14 and are a full game behind the Jet Box Baseball Club which currently holds that last remaining playoff spot.
The Clippers will be back home again on Friday for the Third Annual Clippers Clobber Cancer Game.
Muskegon is doing a fund raiser via an auction site which can be view by clicking the following link: