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Indians take two from the Creek Boys

CCA falls 5-0 and 4-2 on the road at Marion
Freshman Parker Smith tries to leap over a Marion Indian while attempting to steal second base Thursday, June 6, during a varsity doubleheader at Marion High School. The Clippers fell victim to the Indians, 5-0 and 4-2. (photos by Chris Umscheid)

MARION– The Clear Creek Amana varsity baseball team dipped to 5-6 on the season Thursday, June 6, on the road in Marion, against the Marion Indians. The Indians swept the Clippers, 5-0 and 4-2, to improve to an 8-1 record.
Marion plated one runner in the bottom of the second inning of game one and followed with two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings. The Creek Boys threatened the Indians in the top of the third as Parker Smith doubled, Sam Young singled, and T.J. Bollers made it to first on a wild pitch to load the bases. Unfortunately, they were unable to capitalize and left all three stranded.
The Clippers’ hits came from Smith (a double), Ben Swails, Casey Ogden, and Brock Reade (a double). Grant Jensen was charged with the loss after five innings on the mound. Jensen gave up four hits and five runs (three earned), walked five and struck out one. Cade Armstrong pitched one inning, striking out three batters.
Marion struck first in the nightcap with one run in the bottom of the first inning. The Clippers returned fire with two runs in the top of the second as Ogden drove Jensen home with an RBI single and Tyler Schrepfer scored on a passed ball. The 2-1 lead was short-lived though, as the Indians plated two runners in the third and tacked on an insurance run in the fifth.
The Creek Boys mustered four hits from Bollers, Jensen, Schrepfer and Ogden. Schrepfer took the loss after five innings on the mound where he gave up three hits and four runs (two earned), walked one and struck out two. Armstrong threw one inning and gave up two hits.