Clippers end regular season with win, two losses


AMBOY — The Amboy Clipper varsity baseball team concluded the regular season with a nonconference win and two losses to highly-rated Freeport Aquin.

The Clippers had an easy time in disposing of Oregon, 13-1, in a nonconference contest on May 7 at Oregon.

Clayton Kemp collected four hits in as many at-bats for Amboy, while Mitchell McLaughlin and Justin Hart had two hits apiece. Lane Boehle added a double and an RBI.

Logan Whelchel pitched a complete game to earn the victory for the Clippers.

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Amboy hosted Freeport Aquin for its final home game on May 8. Aquin, which is ranked in the top 10 of Class 1A teams in the state, picked up a 7-0 victory over the Clippers.

Hart picked up two hits for Amboy, while McLaughlin and Ethan Latta both singled.

Hunter Zimmerly pitched 6 1/3 innings and took the loss.

Hart, Latta and Reece Vaessen were honored on Senior Night.

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Aquin and Amboy hooked up again on May 10 in Freeport and the result was the same – an 11-5 win for the Bulldogs.

Maverick Lindenmeyer paced the offense with four hits, while Boehle added a single and a double.

Reece Vaessen #6, a senior at Amboy High School, plays for varsity as outfield, third base, and pitcher.

Photo by Jordan Tidmore


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