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Spartans win CCA pitching duel; 2-1

Walk-off single puts Solon ahead of CCA; second game postponed to July 10
Spartan freshman Cam Miller struck out six and walked two, scattering four hits and allowing a single unearned run in the 2-1 win over Clear Creek Amana June 15. (photos by Doug Lindner)

SOLON– It was a pitchers’ duel June 15 as Solon hosted Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in a varsity baseball doubleheader.
But neither of the sterling performances was awarded with a win.
Spartan freshman Cam Miller struck out six and walked two, scattering four hits and allowing a single unearned run in Solon’s 2-1 eight-inning win.
Senior Kobey Schlotman fanned nine batters while walking three, and spent almost all eight innings on the mound for the Clippers. Junior Cody Ogden suffered the loss, giving up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth.
Solon sophomore Ryan Geistkemper collected the win, striking out two and giving up two hits while issuing no walks over an inning and-a-third of scoreless work.
The second game of the doubleheader was suspended after three innings due to weather with CCA leading, 6-1. The resumption of play has been scheduled for Monday, July 10.
The Clippers started the first inning with junior Cody Ogden scoring an unearned run, but it was the last the offense would produce, limited to six hits, one of them belonging to Ogden, and two of them from freshman Tyler Schrepfer.
The Spartans knotted the score in the bottom of the inning on sophomore Adam Bock’s RBI single, and for the next six innings, it stayed that way.
Solon had an opportunity when junior Luke Ira doubled off the wall with one out in the bottom of the third inning, but he was thrown out at the plate on an attempted double-steal with junior Tyler Linderbaum at first.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, junior Zach Wegmann drew a two-out walk against Schlotman, who finished the game with 110 pitches.
Sophomore Jackson Pipolo pinch ran, advancing to third on junior Payton Bandy’s sharp single, and scored on Geistkemper’s walk-off single against Ogden.