Clippers baseball team shuts out Polo at home

Amboy’s varsity baseball team disposed of Polo, 10-0, on April 26 at Parker Field. The Clippers scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth and the game was stopped because of the 10-run rule. Photo courtesy of Jamie Rogers

AMBOY — Amboy’s varsity baseball team disposed of Polo, 10-0, on April 26 at Parker Field. The Clippers scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth and the game was stopped because of the 10-run rule.

Sam Russell had three singles and a double to pace the Amboy attack. He drove in a pair of runs. Andruw Jones collected two doubles and a run batted in, while Jordan Gulley also had a two-bagger.

Ian Eller pitched the first three innings, giving up two hits and striking out nine. Caden Wittenauer came on in relief and allowed four hits over three frames. He fanned three batters.

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Amboy blasted Polo again, this time by a 22-0 count on April 28 at Polo.

The Clippers batted around twice and scored 13 runs in the third inning. They added seven more tallies in the fourth and the game was halted by the 10-run rule.

Jackson Rogers got the call on the hill and went two innings, striking out four and walking two. Brody Christoffersen and Hayden Wittenauer finished up, throwing one inning apiece.

Eller and Jones had multi-hit games for Amboy, with Eller banging out three singles and Jones singling and doubling. Quinn Leffelman picked up three runs batted in and Wittenauer drove in two runs.

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The Clippers kept up their winning ways with a 11-0 whitewash of Ashton-Franklin Center on April 29 at Ashton.

Amboy broke the game open with a five-run second inning.

Clipper starting pitcher Jones held the Raiders in check through five innings to earn the win. He and Tucker Lindenmeyer, who pitched the sixth, combined for a no-hitter. Jones struck out seven and walked three.

Gulley and Leffelman smashed two hits apiece and Leffelman swiped two bases. AHS (7-6, 5-2) had eight steals in the contest.

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