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Clippers 12U take second at state

Pictured are (front row): Dominique Mosier, Brooklyn Goedken, Allison Rummelhart and Karsyn Stratton (catcher); (middle row) Katie Anderson, Cheyaenne Bunch (pitcher), Raina Henze (pitcher), Olivia Stratton (pick-up player from Clippers Blue), Shannon Brenneman (pick-up player from Clippers Blue); (back row) Chris Henze (head coach), Lydia Banwart (catcher) and Mike Bunch (asst. coach). Team members absent: Megan Harvey, Thea Clennon, Sommer Daniel. (contributed photo)

ch Class C state championships June 13 through 15. The Clippers started bracket play strong with two wins by mercy ruling on Friday and Saturday (12-1 versus Ankeny Xtreme, 7-1 versus Wilton Beavers Gold). The Clippers struggled against the Jr. J-Hawks on Sunday morning, dropping to the consolation bracket with a 2-4 loss. However, the Clippers fought back through the consolation bracket by winning three games back-to-back on Sunday afternoon (11-3 versus Indianola Gold, 6-3 versus Full Count Blue, 8-4 versus Iowa City West Jaguars Green).
The Clippers were tired, but were ready to play tough as they immediately headed into the championships for a rematch against the undefeated Jr. J-Hawks. The Clippers battled through five innings, but were unable to take the win on Sunday evening with a 8-3 loss.
The Clippers’ second place finish qualifies the team to move onto the 2014 Midwest USSSA World Series, held July 16 through 19 in Kansas City, Missouri.