New London Clippers return to state
Clippers in action Friday afternoon
By Erik Buchinger
The New London Clippers Legion baseball team will compete in the state tournament for the second consecutive season.
The Clippers advanced by defeating Hortonville 6-1 in the regional championship on Tuesday, July 23.
Hortonville scored its lone run in the game in the bottom of the first with a RBI-single for Logan Grossman.
New London responded with three runs in the top of the second inning to give the Clippers their first lead of the game.
New London added a single run in the third, fourth and sixth innings to pull away for the victory.
Clippers’ head coach Jim Thorpe said the defense made the difference making many great plays supporting Logan Locy on the mound.
Locy threw all seven innings and allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts.
Locy, Connor Brinkman and Briley Johnson each hit 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Myles Parker reached base with three walks and had two stolen bases.
Landon Guyette drove in two runs.
The 2019 Class AA State Tournament will be held at Woodside Complex in Mauston from July 26-30.
The Clippers’ first game will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. against River Falls.
This is the seventh time the Clippers qualified for the state tournament. New London finished second place in 2018.