The Sturgeon Bay Clippers swept a two-game set from Gibraltar on the road Thursday evening.
In game one, Jace Johnson threw a shutout to lead the Clippers past Vikings 3-0.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Johnson struck out six while the Vikings pitchers sat down six as a staff. The Clippers got things moving in the second inning. An error scored two runs for the Clippers. Johnson was credited with the victory for the Clippers. Johnson lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out six. Sam Lindenberg took the loss for the Vikings. Lindenberg surrendered three runs on nine hits over six and two-thirds innings, striking out six and walking zero. The Clippers had nine hits in the game. Braeden Haines and Curt Meyer all managed multiple hits for the Clippers in the win. Sam Lindenberg, Cooper Cole, Will Friedenfels, and A. Purinton registered singles for the Vikings.
In game two, the Clippers snagged a late lead to beat the Vikings 4-3. The game was tied at three, with the Clippers batting in the top of the fifth when Bryce Plzak drew a walk, scoring one run. Sam Lindenberg drove in one when he doubled in the first inning. After the Clippers scored one run in the top of the second, the Vikings answered with one of their own. The Clippers scored when Danny Lodl singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. The Vikings then answered when Lindenberg doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Chris Lodl pitched the Clippers to victory. The righty surrendered three runs on five hits over five innings, striking out five. Ryan Jorgenson took the loss for the Vikings, pitching four and a third innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out four. Emmett Braschnewitz, Caleb Plzak, Luke VanderLeest, and Lodl all had one hit to lead the Clippers. The Vikings racked up five hits. Lindenberg and Rylan Caldecott each had multiple hits. Brady Kita provided great defense in the second game, committing no errors on five chances.
Game account provided partially by Gamechanger