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Clinton takes third straight with 6-2 win

LumberKings score in bunches to take series from Lugnuts
Kyle Wilcox earned the win for Clinton with two shutout innings of work in a 6-2 LumberKings win on Sunday afternoon.
7:22 PM EDT

Clinton, IA (July 15, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings scored in bunches on Sunday afternoon at Ashford University Field to top the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2. The win is Clinton's (12-11, 51-42) third straight and their first series win in nearly two weeks.The LumberKings lead early against Lansing (13-11, 56-38) with a

Clinton, IA (July 15, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings scored in bunches on Sunday afternoon at Ashford University Field to top the Lansing Lugnuts 6-2. The win is Clinton's (12-11, 51-42) third straight and their first series win in nearly two weeks.
The LumberKings lead early against Lansing (13-11, 56-38) with a two-run rally in the bottom of the first. Two walks and three singles made up the inning for Clinton with Ryan Costello and Keegan McGovern singling home runs to put Clinton out in front.
The Lugnuts then answered the LumberKings rally with a run in the top of the second inning against Clinton starter Ray Kerr.
In the top of the sixth inning, Lansing tied the game. Ryan Noda singled to open the inning and moved to third on a double by Brandon Grudzielanek. Kerr then allowed the game's tying run to score on an RBI ground out by Norberto Obeso.
The game remained tied through the sixth and into the seventh inning when the LumberKings broke out for two runs against Lugnuts reliever Andrew Deramo. The rally started for Clinton when Keegan McGovern reached on a strikeout and wild pitch and was followed by a Johnny Adams single to left. Rainis Silva then drove home his first two runs of the season with a double that landed on the chalk line behind the bag at third.
Deramo (2-2) stayed on to work the eighth and allowed the LumberKings third two-run rally of the game. Ariel Sandoval singled to leadoff the inning, Ryan Costello doubled high off the wall in left center, and Eugene Helder drove home the first run of the inning with a single to center. Jack Larsen capped the rally with an RBI ground out to second.
Kyle Wilcox benefited from the late LumberKings offense and earned his third win of the season. He held the Lugnuts scoreless over his 1.2 innings of work, surrendering just one hit, while walking one, and striking out three.
Sam Delaplane followed Wilcox (3-2) out of the bullpen and picked up his second save over the last three games and his team leading seventh of the season. After stranding the bases loaded in the eighth, he worked around a one out single by Chavez Young to preserve the LumberKings third straight win.
The LumberKings will meet the Lansing Lugnuts for the finale of the three-game series. Clinton will throw right-hander Scott Boches (2-2, 2.41) while the Lugnuts will counter with lefty Matt Gunter (2-3, 3.79). First pitch for game one is slated for 11:00 AM. Fans looking to listen to the game can hear Erik Oas on the call on 100.3 FM WCCI and online at lumberkings.com via the tune in radio ap at 10:45 AM with the pregame show.
Monday's home stand finale will be "Pack the Park with Kids Day." Bring your group, camp, or just plain play hooky from work for a special midweek 11 AM start time!
About the LumberKings 
 
The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are in their 63rd season in the league and their 10th as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 280 former Clinton players have made it to the Major Leagues. The LumberKings play at historic Ashford University Field located off 6th Avenue North at 537 Ballpark Drive. Advertising and tickets for the 2018 season are available by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com