The Clinton Lumberkings were looking to get some momentum after taking the first two games of the Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals) series.
Now, the Kings will see see the Quad Cities River Bandits) before heading to Take on the Beloit Snappers (Oakland Athletics) for a quick two games.
Clinton’s bats came out smoking hot as the first five LumberKings would all reach safely with hits, scoring four runs. They would score runs in each of the first four innings to jump out to a 9-2 lead, led by Evan Edwards‘ three-RBI night. Connor Scott would see a two-for-three night with 2 RBI’s, he would also swipe his 18th base on the year.
George Soriano (1-5, 4.86) earned his first win, giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out three in his five innings of work. The victory ran the LumberKings winning streak to four.
The Clinton LumberKings would explode in the first in this one. When all was said and done, they ended up sending 14 men to the plate and tallying 10 runs. Bubba Hollins and Connor Scott each contributed with two-run doubles.
Jake Walters earned no decision despite the 10-0 lead after one. Jake would leave after only 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits, he would walk two and strike out two. The 11-3 win would now run the win-streak to a season-high five games
Christopher Torres got it going with a lead off solo shot for his third longball of the season. Peyton Burdick added his first long ball as a Clinton Lumberkings player in the third. Connor Scott later tacked on an RBI with a three-for-four performance.
Tyler Mitzel (5-2, 2.43) threw five solid innings and earned the win , allowing no earned runs, giving up four hits and striking out six. Tyler Jones came in as part of the piggy back start and picked up his first save going four innings with as many strikeouts. The streak would reached an impressive six games.
The Clinton Lumberkings rebranded as the Clinton Elotes as they do every Sunday at home. The start would see a 2 1/2 hour rain delay. When we finally got going Tanner Andrews dominated for seven innings allowing only one hit and striking out two. In the bottom of the seventh with 2 outs, the rain would once again return, seeing the game suspended.
Raul Brito (2-1. 2.84) would start the eighth resuming the suspended game, and gave up two earned runs to endure the loss.
The offense would go quiet only coming up with three hits, none of them for extra bases. The win streak officially ended at six.
Alberto Guerrero (3-3, 2.63) took the hill and allowed two earned runs in his six innings of work while striking out six. The newest addition, Bryce Howe (40.50) would come in and have a rough debut; 2/3 of an inning while allowing three earned runs on three hits.
Once again the the Lumberkings would only manage three hits, one of them a Thomas Jones home run, his sixth of the year.
George Soriano (2-5, 4.31) tossed a complete game shut out, needing only 106 pitches – 72 for strikes – to take care of the Snappers. Soriano struck out seven.
Bubba Hollins led off the second with a double, his 11th, and come around to score on Evan Edwards’ RBI-single. Hollins later added an RBI-groundout in the eighth inning.
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Looking for the sweep, Jake Walters would only go 2 2/3 inning before the rain would fall and we would see a short one-hour hour delay. Cam Baird (1-0, 2.91) would take over and allow one unearned run while striking out two. Zach Wolf picked up save number five on the year after going 1 2/3 innings and allowing no hits, walking two and striking out two.
Thomas Jones put Clinton ahead early with a two-run homer, number seven on the year. Will Banfield later added an RBI-single in the eighth that would prove to be the game winner in the 3-2 victory.
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