By Shawn Bates
PUTNAM — After an upset in Griswold last week the Clippers ran into some road blocks when Killingly came to town and outscored the Clippers 11-1 for the mercy.
May 7 the Clippers (5-7), short on pitching for a long week of baseball,  threw  Kobie Bates on the hill for 3 and 1/3 and took the loss to Woodstock Academy. The Clippers did come out swinging and had the lead going into the third, but the Academy bats came alive.
Scott Davagian came in to stop the bleeding but the Academy would continue to put the ball in play. Luke Mathewson would take to the hill and would be the game changer and limited the Clippers active bats. The win put Woodstock Academy into the State Tourney. Mitchell Barylski would drive in the Clippers runs with two RBIs.
May 9 the Clippers played at Dodd Stadium to face Parish Hill where Tommy Lehoux hit the game-winning, two-run double for the Pirates (9-4) in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Kyler Zaimoff also went 2-3 with a double and an RBI and scored two runs for Parish Hill.
Kobie Bates got two hits and scored three runs for the Clippers (5-8).
May 10 the Tigers of Tourtellotte came to town where freshman Colby Livingston would take to the hill and get a win 7-1 over the cross-town rival and snapping the Tigers’ two-game winning streak. That put an end to the three-game losing slide for the past week.
The Clippers are now 6-8 going into their last six games,  all on the road. They started with a tough Bacon Academy (13-3) team May 14 then St. Bernard (7-9) who are coming off a 2-1 win over Woodstock  May 11 and Windham (0-16) May 19  who have been outscored by an  incredible 264 runs to Windham‘s 31 runs.

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