PEORIA, IL (August 19, 2017) - The Clinton Lumberkings pulled off another come from behind win on Saturday night toping the Peoria Chiefs 7-6 at Dozer Park. Clinton (24-31, 55-67) overcame a grand slam from Stefan Trosclair to win their third game of their last four.The LumberKings scored the first
PEORIA, IL (August 19, 2017) - The Clinton Lumberkings pulled off another come from behind win on Saturday night toping the Peoria Chiefs 7-6 at Dozer Park. Clinton (24-31, 55-67) overcame a grand slam from Stefan Trosclair to win their third game of their last four.
The LumberKings scored the first runs of the game in the top of the first inning. Three consecutive hits off Chiefs (29-26, 59-65) starter Ian Oaxnevad pushed the first run of the game across. Jhombeyker Morales then scored Yojhan Quevedo with a sacrifice fly to right.
Nick Wells started for Clinton and silenced the Chiefs for the first two innings before allowing Troscalir's slam in the bottom of the third. Trosclair drove home four with one swing of the bat, hitting a ball all the way up the berm in left for the Chiefs first lead of the night. The grand slam was the first allowed by LumberKings pitching this season.
In the top of the fifth inning, the LumberKings batted around to score three runs and pull to within one. Quevedo, Nick Thurman, and Dimas Ojeda each drove in a run during the LumberKings rally.
Nick Zammarelli III then tied the game in the top of the sixth. With two men out, and Johnny Slater running on the pitch, Zammarelli lined an RBI double to right center that tied the game at six.
Clinton then took the lead in the eighth. Louis Boyd worked a walk against Chiefs reliever Dewin Perez (2-5) to lead off the inning. Boyd then moved to third on a combination Slater single and double-play. He scored the go ahead run on a Ryan McCarvel passed ball.
Steven Moyers was the first LumberKing reliever to come out of the pen and turned in 2.1 innings of shutout relief work. Moyers (2-3) earned the win for Clinton and allowed just two base runners during his time out.
Seth Elledge worked the eighth and ninth innings and faced the minimum during his time out to register his team leading fourth save of the season.
The LumberKings will play game three of their four-game series with the Peoria Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. Right-handed pitcher Ryne Inman (5-9, 6.14) will take the ball for Clinton and face the Chiefs left-handed pitcher Ian Oaxnevad (1-3, 8.37). Game time is slated for 2:00 PM (C.D.T.) with the pregame show on 100.3 FM WCCI beginning at 1:45 PM, Erik Oas will be on the call.
The LumberKings will return home to Clinton for the final home stand of the season on Friday, August 25. Clinton will host the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers from August 25 through August 28 before taking Tuesday, the 29th, off and beginning the final home series of the year with the Kane County Cougars August 30th through September 1st. Saturday, August 26 will be the final "Stay Late Saturday" of the season, with Cal Stage Band performing a special post-game concert. Stay after the game on September 1st as we thank the fans after the final home game of the year with a post-game fireworks spectacular presented by WQAD-TV. To reserve your seats call (563) 242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com
About the LumberKings
The LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are playing their 62nd season in the league and their ninth as an affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Since the club's inception in 1937, 272 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. Tickets to all 70 home games are available by calling (563) 242-0727 or by visiting lumberkings.com