Clippers win two, lose two
Waupaca 6, New London 5
The Clippers traveled to Waupaca on Wednesday, June 27, and lost a close, exciting finish. The Clippers first 6 batters reached base safely with 5 hits and a walk and took a 5-1 lead after 1 inning. Peyton Hofherr and Luke Listle scattered 2 hits through 6 innings. In the bottom of the 6th Waupaca put up 2 runs to pull within 2 and it unraveled for the Clippers in the bottom of the seventh. Waupaca lead off the seventh reaching on a costly error followed up with a passed ball and double putting them down 1. After the clippers got the first out of the inning Waupaca's fourth batter stepped to the plate and blasted a game ending 2-run home run.
New London 13, Seymour 0
Following a heartbreaker to Waupaca the Clippers hosted Seymour on Thursday, June 28. New London took control early and never looked back. Matt Ott pitched another stellar game not giving up a run and scattering 3 hits with some spectacular defensive plays behind him. Ethan Thiel made a fantastic play to put out Seymour's only scoring chance in the fourth. The Clippers combined for 14 hits in four innings and won 13-0.
Portage 7, New London 4
The Clippers took on state champion Portage in their first game of the first Berlin Legion Tournament. Peyton Hofherr started and shut down Portage, striking out 8 in four innings and only allowing one run. The Clippers led for six innings before Portage's bats woke up and broke out for six runs. New London came back with two in the bottom of the sixth but couldn't score any in the seventh.
New London 13, Nekoosa 4
New London got off to a slow start in the consolation game against Nekoosa. Some costly errors hurt the Clippers, but they didn't give up. In the bottom of the fifth, Nick Wunderlich lead off and batted twice as the clippers sent 16 to the plate and scored 9, highlighted by a 3-run home run by Hunter Paul. The clippers won 13-4, splitting two games at the tournament.
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