Fahs, Franken lead Clippers to Comeback victory

Box Score

The Columbiana Clippers (9-0) traveled to Burton, Ohio Friday afternoon to take on Berkshire, edging the Badgers 6-5 in a back and forth affair.

Getting the win for Columbiana was Zach Fahs (2-0) who pitched 3 shutout innings in relief of Mitch Davidson who got the start.  Fahs’ final line was 3 IP, 0 H, 0 BB and 1 K.

On the day, the Clippers drew 12 walks but were only able to muster four runs through the first six innings.  Columbiana headed into the seventh inning down one.  After a Fahs lineout, Tim Davin ripped a ball to the right center field gap, but after falling down rounding first, was held to a long single.  Vince Vivo then grounded into a fielders choice, short to second.  After Seth Ross and Connor Stacey each drew walks the bases were loaded for Chase Franken.  Franken singled with a sinking liner to left, scoring both Vivo and Ross,  giving the Clippers the lead for the first time since the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Fahs was able to induce a pop out to second, a flyout to left and a ground out to short to finish off the game.

Franken finished the day with two hits, while Keenan Green had a double and an RBI.

Columbiana will travel to Berlin Center tomorrow to take on the undefeated Western Reserve Blue Devils (9-0) in a 1:00 PM matinee.