CLINTON IA (July 25, 2019) - A four-run Kane County Cougars rally proved too much to overcome for the Clinton LumberKings who fell 4-2 on Thursday night at NelsonCorp Field. The loss dropped the LumberKings (21-11, 54-47) into second place with Kane County (22-10, 57-44) moving into first in the Western Division.
The game was locked into a scoreless tie through the first three innings before the Cougars broke out for a four-run top of the fourth inning. Alberto Guerrero began the inning by retiring the first batter he faced but then allowed the next four batters to reach. Tim Susnara chased home the first run of the frame and was followed by a three-run double by Geraldo Perdomo that put the Cougars on top for good.
The rally was enough to hang Guerrero (4-5) with the loss. He worked 3.2 innings allowing four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out one.
Cougars starter Adrian Del Moral needed little support over his five innings of work. He surrendered just one hit, allowing no runs, while walking two and striking out two. Del Moral (2-2) earned the win for his time out.
In the bottom of the sixth, Clinton tallied their only runs of the night. Christopher Torres singled with one out - extending his hitting streak to 12 games - and was then followed by a Connor Scott RBI double to left - extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Peyton Burdick then capped the rally with an RBI single that pulled Clinton to within two runs.
Following the two-run sixth, Clinton did not collect a hit and mustered just one base runner over the final three innings at bat.
The LumberKings will meet the Kane County Cougars for final game of their three-game series on Friday night. Clinton will throw righty George Soriano (3-6, 4.09) while Kane County will tap right Jackson Goddard (5-3, 2.55). First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. (CDT). Fans looking to listen to the game can hear Erik Oas with the pregame show on 6:15 p.m. with the pregame show on 100.3 FM WCCI and online at lumberkings.com via the tunein radio app.
The series and homestand comes to an end on Friday with a jampacked promotional schedule. Fans who are 14 years and younger get to the park early for a Miami Marlins wristband giveaway.
During the game, enter our raffle for a chance to win an Allegiant Air flight voucher for two.
After the game the fun continues with a postgame fireworks spectacular that will take place following the final out.
About the LumberKings
The Clinton LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are in their 64th season in the league and their first year of affiliation with the Miami Marlins. They play their home games at NelsonCorp Field a park that has been home for the Clinton franchise since 1937. Since the club's inception, 282 former Clinton players have gone on to reach the Major Leagues. Advertising and tickets for the 2019 season are available by calling (563)242-0727 or by visiting LumberKings.com
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