MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Clippers’ season opener did not go the way fans had hoped on Tuesday night.

The team fell, 17-13 to the Detroit Jet Box at Marsh Field.

Clippers’ pitching struggled in the loss, giving up 15 walks and 13 earned runs to Detroit.

Muskegon held an early 2-1 lead after the first inning, but gave up seven runs in the second inning and played catchup the rest of the night.

Three players came through with multiple hits for the Clippers in the loss.

Trent Nielsen had two hits and two RBIs while Spencer Nelson and Logan Todd had two hits apiece. Colin Cornwell finished with a hit and three RBIs.

Muskegon rallied with four runs in the fifth inning and tied the score 13-13 in the seventh inning. But the Clippers gave up two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth.

Pitching was not what Muskegon hoped for in its season debut, as the Clippers used six arms on the night.

Lukas Brewer was left holding the bag for the Muskegon, taking the loss off one inning pitched. 

Muskegon returns to the diamond on Wednesday night at Marsh Field for the second of its three-game series with Detroit.

Check out photos from the night shot by Leo Valdez.