The Muskegon Clippers just need the ball to roll their way.

The team dropped its second straight against host Sandusky on Wednesday with a 7-6 loss.

The Clippers got an early jump on the Ice Haulers with two runs in the opening inning. But the lead was short lived as Sandusky chipped in runs in the second and third innings.

Muskegon responded in the fourth with a two-out rally led by a Logan Todd RBI single and a Stoney Smith 2-run double.

Once again, Sandusky responded, this time with four runs in the bottom half of the same inning.

Spencer Nelson tied the score 5-5 for Muskegon in the seventh on a solo home run.

The Clippers could not hold on as Sandusky followed through with a run in the eighth and shut Muskegon down 1,2,3 in the ninth.

Muskegon pitching is still the biggest challenge for the team as they walked seven batters on the night.

The weekend will be another challenge for the Clippers as they host the first-place Michigan Monarchs for a three-game home series at Marsh Field.