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Clippers hold off Raiders’ rally

Rock Falls downs BNC foe Winnebago; AFC baseball beats Amboy

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

The Amboy softball team survived a late surge from the AFC Raiders for a 9-8 victory in a nonconference road test Wednesday.

The Clippers (8-5) were led by Karlee Doege, who did it all. She earned the win in the circle, allowing six runs (one earned) and five hits while striking out nine in six innings. Doege helped her own cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.

Teammates Madeline Ely and Destinee Oenes pitched in, as Ely had a triple and Oenes went 3-for-3 with three singles and an RBI.

AFC pitcher Cassidy Koning went all seven innings and took the loss after allowing nine runs (five earned) and 10 hits while striking out seven and walking four.

AFC made it a tight game, scoring six runs over the final two innings, but couldn’t push any more across.

Baseball

AFC 9, Amboy 2: AFC pitcher Troy Mairs (1-3) picked up his first win of the season, in a nonconference game at home.

Mairs went all seven innings and allowed two runs (one earned) and six hits while striking out six.

Tristan Bushman had three RBIs, while teammate Brandyn Ibarra had two hits to go along with two RBIs for AFC (4-7).

Amboy’s Seth Wheeler took the loss. He allowed five earned runs and seven hits in four innings, striking out five and walking five.

Skyelar Zimmerly had two hits for the Clippers, including a double.

Rock Falls 4, Winnebago 2: James McFadden went all seven innings and allowed two unearned runs in a Big Northern West win in a makeup game at home for the Rockets (9-7).

Reed Akerman had a double, while Clay Velazquez and Jacob Mammosser each had an RBI to pace Rock Falls. Cayden Erickson also collected two hits.

Wednesday’s stars

Karlee Doege, Amboy, HR, 4 RBI; winning pitcher, 6 IP, 9 K

James McFadden, RF, complete game, allowed 2 unearned runs

Troy Mairs, AFC, complete game, allowed 1 earned run, 6 hits, struck out 6

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