Sugar Beets bounce back with impressive 12-3 road victory over the Muskegon Clippers
Sugar Beets starter Matthew Blunk from Lawrence Tech, was lights out, allowing just 2 hits and a walk, with 6 K's through 6 1/3 innings...
By: Jason Marcoux
10th June, 2018
After suffering the first road loss of the season last night, the Saginaw Sugar Beets (2-3-0) bounced back with an impressive 12-3 victory over the Muskegon Clippers (1-1-0) in the second game of a 3-game road series at Marsh Field in Muskegon, MI tonight.
The Beets jumped out to an early lead in the second when Gaosh Williams (CMU) drove in a pair of Western Michigan Bronco's (Connor Charping and Ryan Missal) with a 2-RBI single; before SVSU third baseman Z-Michael Westley (who had reached on a walk in the second) scored on a wild pitch to give Saginaw a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning, which led to Charping (who reached on a walk in the next inning) crossing home plate on a wild pitch for a 4-0 Beets lead midway through the third inning.
Saginaw extended its lead in the fifth when Lawrence Tech junior Sean Fannon drove in Missal with an RBI-single for a 5-0 lead in the top of the fifth, before Charping drove in his WMU teammate Cooper Marshall and Williams (CMU) for a 7-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning.
Sugar Beets starter Matthew Blunk (1-0, 5.59 ERA) a senior LHP at Lawrence Tech who is from Ann Arbor, was virtually untouchable en route to earning his first win as a Beet after allowing just 2-hits and 1-walk, while striking out 6-batters through 6 1/3 innings tonight.
Former Frankenmuth standout Brady Wood (Adrian) was hit by a pitch to lead off a big seventh and moved to third on a single off the bat of former Heritage star Noah Marcoux (Davenport University) as Wood scored on an infield ground-out by Marshall (WMU) before Charping followed with a 2-RBI single to drive in Marcoux and MSU catcher Adam Proctor (who had walked) with a 2-RBI single for a 10-0 lead, while Charping scored after Missal roped an RBI-triple and Missal was then driven in by Westley with an RBI-single for a 12-0 Sugar Beets lead in the top of the seventh inning.
Saginaw reliever Ryan Robinette (3.38 ERA) replaced Blunk in the sixth and was perfect, with 1-strikeout throughout the next 1 2/3 innings, before closer Max Trucks (Alma College) surrendered 3-runs to the Clippers in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The Sugar Beets and Clippers will play the rubber-match for the third and final game of this 3-game road series at 7:05 pm right back here at Marsh Field in Muskegon, MI tomorrow night.