Clippers finish regular season with wild 2-1 win in extras
The Clippers ended their regular season with a 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in 12 innings on Monday.
Nick Maronde made his Clippers debut Monday afternoon. Maronde shined in his six innings of work giving up a mere two hits, one walk and had eight strikeouts. The Mud Hens were kept off the board during the extent of Maronde's start.
Columbus' offense was kept on ice through 11 innings. The team left 15 men on base and were unable to get anyone home.
Tyler Sturdevant and Enosil Tejeda both put in an inning of work for the Clippers; however, it was Gabriel Arias who carried Columbus to the finish line earning himself the win. Arias pitched four innings, giving up one run in the twelfth off of a single line drive to right field.
Down by one in the bottom of the twelfth, Columbus finally put it all together. After loading up the bases Russell Branyan drew a walk to bring in the tying run.
With the bases still loaded Audy Ciriaco cracked a single to right field, sending James Ramsey home to score the winning run.
The Clippers end the regular season with a 79-65 record. After an off day on Tuesday the Durham Bulls come to town to kick off the playoffs. Columbus will play the first two of the five game series in Huntington Park before heading to Durham.
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