BELOIT, WI (July 3, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings won their eighth game of their last 10 with a 3-2 win over the Beloit Snappers on Wednesday night at Pohlman Field. Thomas Jones homered in the game as Clinton (8-5, 41-41) completed a mini two-game series sweep of the Snappers (2-10, 29-51).
The LumberKings were the first team to score. Snappers starter Joe DeMers retired the first five batters he faced - three by way of the strikeout - but then allowed a two out single to J.D. Osborne. Thomas Jones then came up and lined a home run just over the wall in left for his seventh of the season and 2-0 LumberKings lead.
DeMers (1-3) was given the loss for a four inning start in which he allowed two runs on two hits while walking none and striking out five.
Clinton then led from the second inning on, and were unphased by a rain storm that forced a one hour and seven minute delay with two out in the bottom of the fourth.
The rains did bring about the end of the night for LumberKings starter Jake Walters who was followed by Cam Baird.
In the bottom of the sixth, Beloit plated their first run of the night to pull to within one. Baird (1-0) allowed the first batter of the inning to reach on a throwing error by Christopher Torres. Three batters later, Santis Sanchez doubled to right center field for an RBI.
Baird earned the win for Clinton - his first of the year - on 1.1 innings of relief work. He allowed one unearned run on two hits while walking one and striking out two.
The LumberKings scored what proved to be the game's decisive run in the top of the eighth inning. Peyton Burdick drew a one-out walk and eventually scored on a Will Banfield single through the left side of the infield.
Beloit pulled to within one in the bottom of the eighth when LumberKings pitching issued four walks to force home a run.
Zach Wolf then rebounded to work a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth and was awarded his fifth save of the year.
The LumberKings will now head home for a brief two-game homestand with the Peoria Chiefs that begins on Thursday the Fourth of July! Clinton will throw righty Tyler Jones (2-4, 2.14) while Peoria will tap righty Michael Baird (0-0, 0.00). First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. 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 or online at lumberkings.com via the tunein radio app.
The homestand opens with the biggest day of the regular season - the Fourth of July! Make sure to get your tickets early to this sell out affair. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a patriotic themed giveaway courtesy of Regalia Manufacturing.
After the game stay for the biggest postgame fireworks show of the year! The Fourth of July fireworks show is part of the Clinton 4th of July Festival and brought to you in part by Billion Auto of Clinton!
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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