Clinton defeats Hudson and improves to 15-10-1

Hudson’s Andrew Valdez slides safely into second base ahead of Clinton’s Benjamin Hubbard. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

CLINTON — A pair of home victories were recorded by Clinton’s varsity baseball team against visiting Hudson on Friday, May 27.
Clinton defeated the Tigers 6-3 in the first non-league game and 5-0 in the second game without committing a single error. The senior night games were the final home contests for the Redskins.
In the first game, Zane Woerner pitched the first 5-1/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Steven Laurell pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief and allowed one hit while Jay Estes pitched the last inning and allowed no hits while striking out one.
The Redskins were led at the plate by Kyle Staelgraeve and Jesse Fisher with both going 2-for-3 with one RBI each. Riley Jacobs was 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI while Jason Ahrens, Daniel Tomalak, Alex McIntosh and Brandon Studnicka each added a hit and RBI.
In game two, Ahrens went the distance on the mound in his last game at the Redskins’ home field. Ahrens gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out eight. He closed the game striking out the last five batters he faced. 
Clinton’s two seniors, Fisher and Ahrens, led the team at the plate with both recording two hits. The two seniors had hits on their last at bats. Zane Woerner and Clark Nelson (triple) also had two hits each. Michael Sprau hit a triple while Tomalak, Ryan Hoffman and Ian Pizzo each added one hit.
The Redskins improved their overall record to 15-10-1 with the wins.
Clinton lost both games of its home doubleheader against Whiteford on Wednesday, May 25.
The Redskins lost the first game 4-2 with Staelgraeve going the distance, allowing four runs on seven hits and five walks while striking out seven.
Nelson led Clinton’s offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Ahrens, McIntosh and Sprau each added one hit.
In the second game Clinton lost 6-2 with Tomalak pitching all seven innings. He allowed six runs on 12 hits and no walks while striking out six.
Jacobs and Ryan Hoffman led the Redskins at the plate, both going 1-for-3 with a RBI. Ahrens, Tomalak, Woerner and Staelgraeve each added a hit.
Clinton lost 10-9 in the first game of a double header at Lincoln on Monday, May 23 and finished game two in a 6-6 tie when the contest was called off due to darkness. 
Hoffman pitched 1-1/3 innings of the first game and gave up five runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one.
Robbie Campbell pitched the following four innings and allowed four runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks. Ahrens pitched in relief and allowed one run on one hit and a walk.
Hoffman led the Redskins at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a RBI and one run. Ahrens, Woerner and Sprau (2 RBI) were each 2-for-4. Ahrens (2 RBI), Woerner and Tomalak each had a double. McIntosh, Fisher, Studnicka and Robbie Campbell each added a hit.
The second game was called after the sixth inning. Nelson pitched 5-1/3 innings and allowed six runs, five earned, on eight hits and three walks while striking out five.
Jay Estes pitched the last 2/3 of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one.
Offensively, the Redskins were led by Ahrens, going 3-for-4 with two runs. Woerner (2 doubles), McIntosh and Jacobs (double) each had two hits. Staelgraeve and Ben Hubbard each had a double while Fisher had a single.



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