Clippers Shut Out Vikings, Sweep Twin Bill

Sturgeon Bay’s varsity baseball team scored all the runs it needed to win in the top of the second inning May 5 when the Clippers shut out Gibraltar/Washington Island, 3-0, in the first game of their doubleheader at Fish Creek.

The two Sturgeon Bay runs in the top of the second were set up by designated hitter Brody Kollath being hit by a pitch and catcher Curt Meyer advancing Kollath to third on a double. The Clippers then plated both runs on a Vikings error.

Sturgeon Bay – which tallied eight hits, two of them coming from Meyer – added an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

Gibraltar’s Cooper Cole (right) dives back to first base May 5 to beat the pick-off throw to Sturgeon Bay’s Emmett Braschnewitz. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

Left-hander Jace Johnson recorded the complete-game pitching shutout for the Clippers, scattering four hits and walking three while striking out six over seven innings.

Sam Lindenberg pitched 6⅔ innings and recorded the loss for the Vikings, allowing all three runs, one earned, on eight hits while striking out six.

SB 4, G/WI 3

The two teams then played a nonconference, five-inning game that the Clippers won, 4-3.

At the plate, Lindenberg recorded a pair of doubles, and Rylan Caldecott added two hits for the Vikings.

Chris Lodl went the distance on the mound for Sturgeon Bay, allowing three earned runs on five hits with two walks while striking out five.

Ryan Jorgenson pitched 4⅓ innings and took the loss for Gibraltar/Washington Island, allowing all four runs, three earned, on three hits with three walks while striking out four.

Sturgeon Bay shortstop Danny Lodl (4) pursues Gibraltar’s Sam Lindenberg in a rundown between first and second base May 5 while the Clippers’ Gavin Fernandez looks on at right. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

Game one 

SB 3, G/WI 0

SB 0-2-0 0-0-0 1 – 3 8 0

G/WI 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 – 0 4 1

WP–Jace Johnson; LP–Sam Lindenberg

Game two

SB 4, G/WI 3

SB 0-1-0 1-2 – 4 3 1

G/WI 2-1-0 0-0 – 3 5 1

WP–Chris Lodl; LP–Ryan Jorgenson