TOLEDO - The Columbus Clippers lost to the Toledo Mudhens in an extended game Friday night, 3-2. Along with the game, Columbus also lost all hope of finishing the season above .500.
Joe Martinez started on the mound for the Clippers at Fifth Third Field. Martinez matched up against Toledo’s starter Blaine Hardy. Both pitchers kept the game quiet clear through the fifth inning until the Mudhens' offense made the first move in the sixth.
Toledo led off the inning with a double out to left field. Martinez then let up a big fly out to left field, clearing the bases and putting the Mudhens up 2-0.
The Clippers countered in the seventh inning when it was their turn to get on the board. With one out, two walks and a single by second baseman Justin Toole loaded the bases. Centerfielder Tim Fedroff came up with a sacrifice fly bringing third baseman Ryan Rohlinger in to score Columbus’ first run of the game.
Still down by one run Rohlinger came up clutch for the Clippers leading off the ...