CLINTON, IA (September 2, 2019) - The regular season came to end for the Clinton LumberKings with a 5-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs at NelsonCorp Field on Monday afternoon. Thomas Jones homered for the 10th time in the LumberKings (45-25, 78-61) win as they took the series from the Chiefs (24-46, 54-85) two games to one.
The Chiefs started the scoring in the top of the second inning - taking their only lead of the game. Three straight singles led to a tally with Alexis Wilson's hit chasing home Brandon Riley for the game's first run.
Thomas Jones put Clinton on top for good in the bottom of the third with one swing of the bat. Peoria starter Parker Kelly set down the first two batters before Chris Torres extended the inning with a single - his 100th hit of the year. Jones then lifted his 10th home run of the season to left to give the LumberKings a 2-1 lead.
From there Clinton added on. Samuel Castro scored following a one out triple in the fifth and the LumberKings added two more runs in the sixth without the benefit of a hit in the inning to run their lead to 5-1.
Kelly (3-6) was hung with the loss for his time out. He worked 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out five.
Elkin Alcala (3-3) earned the win for Clinton with three innings of relief work. He allowed no runs during his time out on five hits while walking none and striking out two.
The Chiefs did not score again until the top of the ninth inning. Delvin Perez singled home a run with two out in the ninth to cap the scoring. Two pitches latter the contest on a Brady Whalen fly out to right.
The LumberKings will take tomorrow off before beginning their best-of-three game playoff series with the Kane County Cougars in Clinton on Wednesday night. Remey Reed (4-3, 3.28) takes the ball for Clinton with Peoria will tapping righty Levi Kelly (5-1, 2.15). 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.
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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, 285 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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