Splittin’ with the Stormin’ Pointers
By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CENTER POINT– Monday night found Andrew Davis’ Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers on the road in Center Point to take on the Stormin’ Pointers. The WaMaC contenders split the night, with CCA taking game one 6-4 but falling 14-10 in the nightcap.
The Clippers opened the first game with a run in the top of the first inning, two in the third and three in the fourth. The Pointers countered with two in the first but came up short with two in the fourth. Dillon Villhauer had one hit and two runs, Tanner Bandy knocked out three hits and one run, and Stephen Jensen had one hit but was credited with four RBIs. Zach Anderson had one hit and a pair of RBIs while Mitch Stopko had one hit and one run.
Cody Wagner worked all seven innings giving up four earned runs and four hits while striking out four and walking six.
For CCA: six runs, seven hits and one error. For CPU: four runs, four hits and one error.
CCA put up two runs to start the nightcap and followed with three in the third, two in the fifth and a three-run effort in the top of the seventh. CPU had three in the first and one in the second. A four-run fourth inning put the Clippers in the hole while a one-run fifth and five-run sixth inning effort sealed their fate.
Villhauer put up two runs and one hit, Bandy had one hit and one run, A.J. Liddell got one hit and scored one run while Jensen picked up an RBI and a hit. Anderson put up a pair of RBIs, two hits and scored one run while Wagner had one hit, one run and one RBI. Mitch Stopko brought in two runners and put up one hit in the fray as well.
Nile Rourke, Anderson and Liddell shared the mound for CCA with Anderson taking the loss. Rourke worked 3.3 innings giving up eight runs (seven earned) and seven hits while striking-out five and walking five. Anderson had 2.3 innings of work giving up six runs (one earned) and six hits. Anderson struck out two and sent one on a walk. Liddell only had .3 innings of work and faced one batter.
For CCA: 10 runs, eight hits and four errors. For CPU: 14 runs, 13 hits and three errors.
The Clippers moved to 5-9 overall and 3-9 in the WaMaC.