PEORIA, IL (August 20, 2017) - The Clinton LumberKings left 10 men on base in a 2-0 loss to the Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park on Sunday afternoon. Both teams registered seven hits in the game, but Clinton (24-32, 55-68) failed to get a runner to third following the fourth inning.
The game looked as though the LumberKings would strike first in the top of the first inning. A Johnny Slater single, and Chiefs (30-26, 60-65) error combined with an Evan Kruczynski wild pitch put runners at second and third with nobody out. Clinton failed to push a run a across when the next three batters were retired without getting a ball out of the infield.
Kruczynski (3-3) continued to be tested by the LumberKings over his five innings of work. Clinton left a runner on in the second, the bases loaded in the third, and two more runners on the fourth, which made eight men left on base through the first four innings.
Peoria scored their first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning against LumberKings starter Ryne Inman. The Chiefs rallied with two out in the first, with a Dylan Carlson walk and Danny Hudzina RBI double that put the Chiefs on top for good.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Chiefs added one more run when they strung four singles together off Inman (1-4), his last inning of work. Carlson drove home the run with an RBI single to right. The hit also ended the inning when Mick Fennell was caught in a rundown to end the frame.
Tyler Watson kept the Chiefs at bay from the sixth inning onward. The LumberKings reliever turned in three shutout innings of work.
Yeison Medina worked the final two innings for the Chiefs and earned his seventh save of the season for closing the door on the LumberKings in the eighth and ninth innings.
The LumberKings will conclude their four-game series with the Peoria Chiefs on Monday afternoon. Left-handed pitcher Danny Garcia (6-11, 6.04) will take the ball for Clinton and face the Chiefs right-handed pitcher Frederis Parra (3-4, 3.03). Game time is slated for 12:00 PM (C.D.T.) with the pregame show on 100.3 FM WCCI beginning at 11:45 AM, Erik Oas will be on the call.
The LumberKings will return home to Clinton for the final home stand of the season on Friday, August 25. Clinton will host the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from August 25 through August 28 before taking Tuesday, the 29th, off and beginning the final home series of the year with the Kane County Cougars August 30th through September 1st. Saturday, August 26 will be the final "Stay Late Saturday" of the season, with Cal Stage Band performing a special post-game concert. Stay after the game on September 1st as we thank the fans after the final home game of the year with a post-game fireworks spectacular presented by WQAD-TV. To reserve your seats call (563) 242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com
About the LumberKings
The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are playing their 62nd season in the league and their ninth as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 272 former Clinton players have made it to the Major Leagues. The LumberKings play at historic Ashford University Field located off 6th Avenue North at 537 Ballpark Drive. Tickets to all 70 home games are available by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com
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