Clinton Sweeps Twin Bill to Climb Over .500
BELOIT, WI (May 20, 2019) - A complete game by Humberto Mejia in game one and 2-1 win in game two gave the Clinton LumberKings a doubleheader sweep over the Beloit Snappers at Harry Pohlman Field for the first time since August 4th, 1983. Mejia threw eight innings in a
BELOIT, WI (May 20, 2019) - A complete game by
A pitcher's duel was much of story for the first seven innings in the LumberKings game one win over Beloit. Snappers starter
Mejia (4-0) outlasted Birlingmair and flirted with a no-hitter for much of his start. He did not allow a hit until the bottom of the seventh and turned in a complete game eight-inning performance to earn his fourth win of the year.
Mejia's complete game was the first eight inning start by a LumberKings starter and the first complete game win since 2017 when
All of Clinton's runs game across in the top of the eighth when they broke out for six.
Beloit scored their free base runner in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Skyler Webber - the only run allowed by Mejia in the game.
The LumberKings jumped out early on Snappers starter
The one run held up against Beloit for much of the game with
Murray (0-2) was hung with the loss for Beloit but did not allow another LumberKing to score over his four innings out. He struck out eight and allowed only two hits while walking none.
Snappers pitching at one point struck out seven straight batters and ended the night with 14 strikeouts as a team.
Clinton added an insurance run in the top of the sixth that would prove to be the decisive run.
In the bottom of the seventh,
The LumberKings will meet the Beloit Snappers for game three of their five-game series on Tuesday morning. Clinton will throw right-handed pitcher
About the LumberKings
The Clinton LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are preparing for their 64thseason in the league and their first year of affiliation with the Miami Marlins. Since the club's inception in 1937, 281 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