Chase Franken hit his first home run of the year and knocked in six runs helping Columbiana (6-6) defeat East Liverpool 8-3 Thursday afternoon. Franken hit a 3 run home run in the second inning to give the Clippers the lead for good. Franken also added a triple and a double on the day.
Also having good days for Columbiana at the plate, were Wayne Davis who had a two run single in the fifth inning and Michael Ginocchi who was 1-1 with two walks and scored three runs. Brady Dixon doubled in the first inning for the Clippers.
On the mound Dixon picked up his first win of the year going four strong innings allowing only 1 hit while striking out 3. Franken would follow pitching two scoreless inning and striking out five. Matt Mazei would close out the game allowing 3 runs (0 earned) while also striking out 2.
Columbiana will be back in action Saturday as the Hubbard Eagles come to town. First pitch is planned for 12 PM.