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STRUTHERS OH- Roth Brothers offense was firing on all cylinders on Sunday night as they bruised Prospects 10-5. After Prospects scored five runs in the 4th inning, Roth answered with three of their own to pull away for good.

Christian Mudrey was productive at the plate for Roth Brothers going 1-3 with 2 RBI. Zach Pleska went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. AJ Patellis walked three times and scored a pair of runs.

Lucas Lancaster had a good day for Prospects offense going 1-2 with a walk and 2 RBI. Jake Hettrick went 2-2 with a run scored and 2 RBI.

Alex Nicholson got the win on the mound for Roth. He went 3 innings giving up 5 runs on 5 hits and struck out a hitter.



STRUTHERS OH- The game on Wednesday night between Roth Brothers and Eagle Wear was tied at 2 heading into the sixth inning. Roth Brothers struck for 2 in the top of the inning, seemingly taking control of the game, but Eagle Wear stormed back with 3 in the bottom to steal the victory 5-4.

Deshawn Gunther-Putnam went 1-3 for Eagle Wear with 2 RBI. Ryan Hooper went 1-3 with a RBI as well. Ian Barton got on base every at bat going 1-1 with 2 walks. He also scored a run.

Chance Laczko went 1-2 a walk and 2 RBI. Zach Pleska went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. He added a RBI.

Barton pitched well for Eagle Wear. He gave 0 earned runs on 3 hits in 5 innings. He also struck out 7.



COLUMBIANA, OH-  After a gift-wrapped run in the first inning, the Columbiana Clippers (2-1) scored nine unanswered runs to defeat the Southern Local Indians 9-1 here at Firestone Park Tuesday afternoon.

Chase Franken went the distance on the hill, which was a six-inning affair due to darkness.   He struck out 15 and walked two while scattering five hits. Southern’s leadoff batter, Smalley, reached on a passed ball and scored on a dropped popup in the first for the lone Indians run.  

The Clippers also took advantage of shaky defense in the first scoring two runs on three ground balls in the infield.  After getting two quick outs in the second, starter Timmy West looked to settle in, but a two-strike single by Seth Ross and a Ryan Fahs walk set the plate for a two-run triple by Franken giving the Clips a 4-1 lead after two.  Fahs then broke it open with a three-run double in the fifth. Ross, Fahs, and Zach Pleska had multiple hit games for the Clippers. Utt had two hits for the Indians.


**Written by YSN’s Voice of the Clippers-Mark Franken**


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.