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Misner & Osborne Homer in 9th For 5th Straight

LumberKings move into tie for first place with 7-3 win
J.D. Osborne was the second of two ninth inning home runs as part of a 7-3 win on Thursday night.
August 1, 2019

GRAND CHUTE, WI (August 1, 2019) - Kameron Misner and J.D. Osborne each homered in the top of the ninth as the Clinton LumberKings beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 7-3 on Thursday night at Neuroscience Group Field. The win was the LumberKings (26-13, 59-49) fifth straight, and in combination with

GRAND CHUTE, WI (August 1, 2019) - Kameron Misner and J.D. Osborne each homered in the top of the ninth as the Clinton LumberKings beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 7-3 on Thursday night at Neuroscience Group Field. The win was the LumberKings (26-13, 59-49) fifth straight, and in combination with a Kane County Cougars loss, moves them into a tie for first place in the Western Division.  
Clinton opened the scoring in the top of the first when Christopher Torres opened the game with an infield single that extended his hitting streak to 19-games and then scored on an RBI single by Peyton Burdick.
Marcos Rivera homered in the top of the third inning - his sixth of the year - for what would be the first of three LumberKings home runs for the night.
Another run in the top of the fourth inning swelled the LumberKings lead to 3-0.
Wisconsin (20-19, 51-57) then rallied to tie the game with a single run in the fourth inning and two more runs in the sixth inning.
The Timber Rattlers offense was enough to chase George Soriano from the game who was replaced by Manuel Rodriguez.
Rodriguez (5-1) earned the win for Clinton as he went the rest of the way with 3.1 shutout innings of work. He allowed just one hit while walking none and striking out three.
The game remained tied until the top of the ninth inning when Clinton struck for a pair of home runs against Joey Matulovich. Cameron Misner was the first to go deep with a two-run homer to right - his second as a LumberKing in just his third game. Following a Peyton Burdick single, J.D. Osborne went out to left center for his seventh home run of the year.
Matulovich (0-1) was given the loss for his time out. Over three innings of work he allowed four runs, all unearned, on four hits while walking none and striking out five.  
The LumberKings will conclude their road trip with the fourth game of a four-game set with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night. Clinton will throw righty Josh Roberson (1-1, 2.31) while Wisconsin will tap lefty Ethan Small (0-0, -.--). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (CDT). Fans looking to listen to the game can hear Erik Oas with the pregame show on 6:50 p.m. with the pregame show on 100.3 FM WCCI and online at lumberkings.com via the tunein radio app.
The LumberKings will return home on Saturday night with another installment of the "Stay Late Saturday Concert Series." Following the game, head to the Dr. Pepper Picnic Garden for a postgame concert by Todd Striley and the Noize!
The series opener against Beloit will also be Downtown Clinton Night! See participating business in the downtown Clinton for a special offer on tickets.  
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, 283 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