Kernels stay alive with walk-off win vs. Clinton
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Kernels avoided elimination on Sunday night with a 3-2 walk-off win over the Clinton LumberKings in Game 2 of the Western Division Championship Series. DaShawn Keirsey's RBI single capped off a two-run ninth inning for the victory. The last five wins at home for Cedar
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA - The Kernels avoided elimination on Sunday night with a 3-2 walk-off win over the Clinton LumberKings in Game 2 of the Western Division Championship Series.
The win forces a decisive Game 3 on Monday in Cedar Rapids at 6:35 p.m. The winner of Monday's game advances to the Midwest League Championship Series.
The Kernels trailed 2-1 going into the ninth. All four batters in the inning reached base.
Clinton took a 1-0 lead right away in the first inning. Christopher Torres began the game with a walk before
Webb doubled and scored a run for the Kernels in the second inning, tying the score 1-1. Webb's double to left-center was his fourth extra-base hit of the playoffs. He came home when DaShawn Keirsey followed with a RBI single down the left field line.
20 out of the next 23 batters were retired by Clinton pitching until the ninth inning.
The LumberKings manufactured a run in the second inning and jumped ahead 2-1. Kameron Misner drew a walk to begin the frame before
Funderburk exited after 3.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. He struck out five and walked three.
The decisive Game 3 will be played on Monday in Cedar Rapids at 6:35 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets by visiting www.kernels.com, going to the Kernels Ticket Office, or calling 319-896-7560. The Kernels Ticket Office will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning.