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Creek Boys make history, pull off a road doubleheader sweep of the Raiders

CCA wins 9-1 and 4-2 over Williamsburg

North Liberty Leader
WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity baseball team made some history for the program Monday, June 5, with a doubleheader sweep of the Williamsburg Raiders in Williamsburg. The Clippers took the opener 9-1 and won the nightcap, 4-2.
“That’s our first sweep of Williamsburg since I’ve been here,” Coach Brent Henry said. Henry took over the program in 2013.
The wins raised the Clippers to 3-6 overall and 3-3 in WaMaC conference play. The wins snap a three-game losing streak with losses to Marion and Mount Vernon. The first win of the 2017 campaign came on May 30 with an 8-5 victory over Marion on the Indians’ diamond. The season started with three losses (two to Washington, one to Grinnell).
The Clippers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in top of the first inning of game one and added a third run in the third inning.
The Raiders put up their only run in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run while the Creek Boys put two men across home plate in the fifth and scored four more runs in the sixth.
Tyler Hallett led at the plate with three hits (including a double) and four RBI while Kobey Schlotman took the win going the distance on the mound. Schlotman gave up six hits, one earned run, stuck out seven and walked one.
The Clippers struck first in the nightcap with one run in the first, a second in the third and two in the sixth before the Raiders finally scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. David Jensen led at the plate with two hits and a pair of RBI. Cody Ogden worked 6-2/3 innings, giving up one earned run, striking out six and walking three. Cam Smyka relieved Ogden for the final out and gave up one hit and one earned run.
“Kobey and Cody were absolutely lights out tonight,” Henry said. “Kobey went the distance on 73 pitches and kept them completely off balance. Ogs (Ogden) had a no-hitter in the nightcap after 6-2/3 innings, but we had to make a change because he hit the (new this season) 90-pitch limit, and we wanted to bring him back on Friday.” The coach said he was pleased with his Creek Boys’ offensive approach for the most part, “but we’ll need to do a better job of getting those two-out key hits. We stranded 14 runners in the second game (bases loaded the first two innings), which could’ve easily cost us the game if not for Ogs and the fantastic defense behind him.”
The Clippers host Western Dubuque Friday, June 9, in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. in Tiffin and will entertain Vinton-Shellsburg Monday, June 12. The Clippers head for Solon and the annual rivalry doubleheader on Thursday, June 15, at 5 p.m.