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  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)
  • Clare swept host Beal City in a doubleheader Thursday, April 13, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Skip Traynor)

The Clare High School baseball team closed the Jack Pine Conference season out at home Thursday with a two-game sweep over Roscommon.

The Pioneers, who are ranked third in Division 3, won the opener 4-3 before claiming a five-inning 12-1 mercy-rule win in game two.

With the victories the Pioneers improve to 23-4 overall and to 13-1 in JPC action. They also claim the JPC regular-season title outright for the first time since 2012 after sharing it one year ago with Sanford-Meridian.

Ryan Adkins won the nightcap as he allowed one run on three hits while striking out five and walking three in five innings. Jeff Allen tripled and doubled while Travis Vida, Cole Keene, Brennan Farrell and Tyler Smith all had hits.

Clare took a 4-0 lead early in the opener and had to hang on from there as Roscommon made a gave of it late.

Starter Gabe Denton got the win as he allowed one run on two hits in three innings of work.

Tanner Punches bridged the gap as he allowed one run on two hits while striking out one and walking two in three frames. Tucker Roe worked the seventh for the save.

Vida had two hits and drove in two while Roe doubled. Denton, Allen and Keene all singled in the win also.

Clare plays at Glen Lake this weekend.

Last Updated: 5/18/2017 8:48:09 PM EST