Truckers roll to three wins
The Clintonville High School baseball team played four games last week, winning three of them.
Clintonville 5, Waupaca 4
WAUPACA – Two teams that expect to contend for an Eastern Valley Conference baseball championship this season met for the first time April 27.
Clintonville held off Waupaca’s seventh-inning rally and returned home with a 5-4 win.
Clintonville got on the board in the top of the fourth inning on Kyle Finger’s two-run single.
However, the Comets’ Johnny Popham tied the game in the fifth with a two-run home run over the center field fence.
The Truckers took advantage of a Comet error in the sixth and scored three runs to take a 5-2 lead.
Waupaca scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh on wild pitches and had the tying run at the plate.
Waupaca outhit the Truckers 8-7. Nick Hogen had two hits for Clintonville and also scored twice. Zac Riemer also had two hits for the Truckers.
Jaden Doornink picked up the win on the mound.
Clintonville 6, Waupaca 5
CLINTONVILLE – Waupaca made the trip to Clintonville the next day Tuesday, April 28.
Each team scored a run in the first inning. Waupaca added another run in the third inning. Clintonville battled back, scoring three runs in the bottom of the inning.
Waupaca plated another run in the fourth inning.
Waupaca took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh inning, capitalizing on two Clintonville errors.
In the bottom of the inning Clintonville took advantage of three Waupaca errors to win the game.
Hogen picked up the complete game victory for the Truckers.
Damon Lorge led the team with two hits.
Ripon 7, Clintonville 5
CLINTONVILLE – The Truckers hosted Ripon for a doubleheader Saturday, May 2.
After both teams scored a run in the first inning, Clintonville held Ripon scoreless the next three innings. In the bottom of the fourth inning the Truckers put three runs on the scoreboard.
Ripon battled back, scoring three runs in their next at bat.
Clintonville pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a one run lead entering the final inning of play.
Ripon’s Brett Lind stroked a two-out based loaded two RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to give Ripon the win in game one.
Hogen had two hits for the Truckers.
Hunter Vollmer took the loss for Clintonville.
Clintonville 14, Ripon 3
The Truckers scored early and often in the second game of the doubleheader. The team put up three runs in the first inning, two runs in the second inning, five runs in the third inning and four runs in the fourth inning. As a team Clintonville pounded out 10 hits.
Hogen led the Truckers with three hits, while Doornink and Lorge each had two hits.
Hogen got the win for the Truckers.