SANDUSKY, OH- The Clippers traveled to Sandusky on a cold and windy Saturday for their first opportunity to compete in the 2019 season. Strong performances on the mound and clutch performances at the plate helped the Clippers come out on top. Beyond the results on the scoreboard, it was a great opportunity for young players to showcase their skills and the returning veterans to get back in the swing of things.
Chase Franken, Zachary Pleska, Rylie McElwain, Ryan Fahs, and Wayne Davis all were strong on the mound as they combined to allow only 1 hit and 3 runs (1 earned) on the afternoon. At the plate, the Clippers knocked in 10 out of 13 runs scored with 2 outs, led by Brady Dixon who hit a 2 run inside-the-park home run in his first at-bat of the afternoon.
The Clippers are back in action this week with three more varsity scrimmages scheduled and two JV scrimmages. These are great opportunities for Columbiana to fine-tune before the season openers for both squads next Monday, March 25th.
**STORY BY RYAN WOLF AND CONTRIBUTED BY COLUMBIANABASEBALL.COM**