LKings Split Doubleheader with Whitecaps
CLINTON, IA (May 1, 2019) - Big innings were the theme in both games of a doubleheader played between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday afternoon. Clinton (13-11) fell 7-9 in game one before storming back for a 13-2 win in game two over the Whitecaps (11-13).GAME
CLINTON, IA (May 1, 2019) - Big innings were the theme in both games of a doubleheader played between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday afternoon. Clinton (13-11) fell 7-9 in game one before storming back for a 13-2 win in game two over the Whitecaps (11-13).
The first game of the day was decided in its opening inning. LumberKings starter
Soriano (0-2) was given the loss for his 0.1 out -the shortest start of the year by a LumberKings starter - allowing nine runs, eight earned, on six hits while walking one and striking out none.
Clinton then chipped away throughout the rest of the game. Whitecaps starter
In the bottom of the fourth, Clinton broke out for four runs when they batted around for their first rally of the game.
The LumberKings added one more run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth - on a
The LumberKings led throughout in game two. Sean Reynolds slugged his second home run of the day in the first inning and Clinton held the lead and added on the rest of the way. Reynolds three-run home in the first inning, off White Caps starter
Javier (0-2) was given the loss for his time out which was an abbreviated 1.2 inning outing. He allowed seven runs on just four hits while walking three and striking out two.
Twice during the game, Clinton rallied for four runs in an inning - first doing so in the second. They sent nine men to the plate in the inning to pull away with a 7-2 lead.
Two innings later, the LumberKings added their second four run inning of the game when they again sent nine men to the plate.
The LumberKings will meet the West Michigan Whitecaps for the series finale on Thursday night. Clinton will throw right-handed pitcher
All Thursdays in Clinton are "Thirsty Thursdays" with $2 select beers sold throughout the ballpark all game long for fans 21 years and older.
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