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Clarinda used a big seventh inning and took advantage of six Chillicothe errors to pull away late and down the Mudcats 10-1 Friday at Municipal Stadium. The A’s belted 11 hits and four players in the lineup tallied two each. Four went for extra bases. The Mudcats wasted a Jake Young’s first quality start of the summer, who tossed six hard-earned innings of three-run baseball but got minimal run support. All three runs Young allowed were unearned. The only Mudcat run came on a sacrifice fly from Tanner Sears in the fifth inning. Errors plagued Chillicothe throughout the game. They committed multiple errors in two separate defensive innings. The Mudcats fall to 3-8 on the season with the loss.


Chillicothe got late insurance runs and withstood a ninth inning Jefferson City charge to hang on for a 4-3 win at Shaffer Park Saturday. Will Loesch gave the Mudcats their second straight quality start in as many nights. Loesch tossed five innings of one-run baseball, with the only Renegade run coming on a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning. Tyler Bickers returned Saturday from injury after missing the previous four games. He went 3-for-4 at the plate with singles in his last three plate appearances. Ryan Mittelman hit the go-ahead RBI single in the fourth inning to put the Mudcats up 2-1. Elijah Maris gave Chillicothe a much-needed insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single to score Mittelman, and the Mudcats led 4-1 going to the ninth. Koby Linder earned his first save of the season, despite some shaky Mudcat defense in the ninth inning. The frame started with back-to-back errors on ground balls, and both of those runners would later score. It took five additional batters to secure the final out. Jefferson City left 13 men on base, including the tying run at third to end the game. The Mudcats improved to 4-8 on the season with the win.


Clarinda won both games of a doubleheader Sunday, whipping Chillicothe 11-4 in game one and winning on a walk-off ground ball to take game two 4-3 at Municipal Stadium. The Mudcats fall to 4-10 on the season and remain in last place. The Mudcats are back at Shaffer Park tonight for a make-up game against the Carroll Merchants. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.