BELOIT, WI (July 2, 2019) - George Soriano went the distance for the Clinton LumberKings in a 3-0 shutout win over the Beloit Snappers on Tuesday night at Pohlman Field. Bubba Hollins led the way at the plate with a three-hit performance that extended his hitting streak to 10-games.
Soriano (2-5) turned in his second complete game of the season with nine shutout innings that gave him his second win of the year. He never allowed a runner to reach to third and ended his night having scattered five hits, while walking one and striking out seven.
The LumberKings (7-5, 40-41) were led by Bubba Hollins at the plate. His first hit of the night came in the second inning and went for a double down the line in right - the only extra base hit of the game. Hollins scored four pitches later when Evan Edwards singled up the middle.
Beloit (2-9, 29-50) starter Chase Cohen was hung with the loss for allowing the second inning run, but allowed no more. Cohen (4-8) turned in four innings, allowing one run on four hits while walking one and striking out five.
In the top of the eighth, Clinton put the game out of reach with a two-run rally. Peyton Burdick walked to open the inning and moved to third on a Connor Scott single. An RBI groundout by Hollins brought home Burdick and two batters later Scott scored on a wild pitch.
Soriano then closed the door in the ninth when Anthony Churlin grounded into a game ending fielder's choice with runners at first and second.
The LumberKings will now meet the Beloit Snappers for the final game of their two-game series on Wednesday night. Clinton will throw righty Jake Walters (0-3, 5.40) while Beloit will tap righty Joe DeMers (1-2, 4.91). 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.
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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