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CCA falls, 6-5, but rallies back to wallop CPU, 15-3

Cappy’s Boys split with Stormin’ Pointers

North Liberty Leader
CENTER POINT– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team, known as “Cappy’s Boys” after their unofficial mascot, moved to a 17-19 record with a split against the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana in a doubleheader Tuesday, July 5, in Center Point.
The Pointers pulled off a lead change in the sixth inning of game one to take a 6-5 win, but the Clippers regrouped and pounded the Pointers, 15-3, in a six-inning nightcap.
The Pointers built a 4-0 lead early in game one with one run in the bottom of the first inning and three more in the second. The Clippers answered in the top of the third with four runs to tie. David Jensen knocked a single to bring Jake Neubauer home, Dalen Liddell drove in Robby Swails, Cam “Glovelender” Armstrong grounded out, but made it possible for Jensen to score and Tyler “Uh-Uh” Hallett put up a single to drive in Liddell.
The Pointers broke the tie with a run in the bottom of the inning but Cappy’s Boys tied it up again, 5-5, with Grayson Rotter scoring on a Neubauer ground out.
A CPU run in the sixth coupled with the Clippers being shut out in the top of the seventh sealed the win for the Pointers.
Rotter took the loss with six innings on the mound. He gave up a dozen hits and six runs (four earned), while striking out two. Liddell led the Clipper offense by going 3-3 at the plate. The rest of CCA’s 12 hits came from Donovan Wildman (two), Swails (two), Hallett (two), Jensen, Neubauer and Rotter.
Cappy’s Boys unloaded a six-run barrage in the top of the nightcap’s second inning. Cody Ogden started the onslaught with a fly ball to bring Liddell home and load up the bases. Kobey Schlotman walked, which allowed Hallett to stroll across the plate, Rotter reached on an error and created enough chaos for Wildman and Ogden to score, while a Neubauer line drive double to left field drove Rotter in. A line drive single by Swails brought Neubauer in for the 6-0 lead.
The Pointers answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but the Clippers put two more on the board in the third when Neubauer knocked a fly ball good for a single and a pair of runs by Ogden and Schlotman. Again, the Pointers responded, this time with one run in the bottom of the inning, which proved to be their final score.
The game was put away in the top of the sixth as the Clippers pounded out seven runs. Jensen kicked off the assault by scoring on a wild pitch followed by Ogden knocking out a fly ball double to bring in Armstrong and Hallett. Wildman got in on the scoring frenzy, amidst the chaos, and the Clippers were up, 12-3. Ogden came home on another wild pitch, while a Jensen single scored Neubauer and Swails for the 15-3 final.
Liddell earned the win with two innings on the mound, giving up one hit and three runs (two earned). He struck out three and walked three. Ogden worked four innings, giving up two hits and no runs, while striking out two and walking one.
The Creek Boys had a dozen hits from Ogden (four), Jensen (two), Neubauer (two), Schlotman, Wildman, Armstrong and Swails.
The Clippers face the Mount Vernon Mustangs in a Class 3A District 9 contest Friday, July 15, at 5 p.m. in Solon. The winner faces the victor of the Solon versus Washington contest, which follows the Clippers and Mustangs matchup, on Monday, July 18, again in Solon.