LumberKings Split Double Dip with Bees
BURLINGTON, IA (May 15, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings came away with a split of a doubleheader with the Burlington Bees on Wednesday night at Community Field winning game one 4-2 and falling game two 3-4. The Bees (23-16) avoided a series sweep with a walk-off home run by Connor
BURLINGTON, IA (May 15, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings came away with a split of a doubleheader with the Burlington Bees on Wednesday night at Community Field winning game one 4-2 and falling game two 3-4. The Bees (23-16) avoided a series sweep with a walk-off home run by Connor Fitsimmons who hit two home runs in the second game while
Clinton came from behind to top the Bees in the first game of a doubleheader. Burlington took an early 2-0 lead against LumberKings starter Humberto Mejia but never scored again.
In the bottom of the second inning, Burlington scored the game's first run with a two-out rally. Mejia (3-0) struck out the first two batters before
Burlington added to the lead in the bottom of the third.
Mejia earned the win for Clinton with a five-inning outing in which he allowed just the two runs on two hits while walking three and striking out a professional career high 10 batters.
The LumberKings tied the game in the top of the fourth. After collecting just one hit over the first three innings against Bees starter
Clinton took the lead for good in the fifth.
In the top of the sixth, the LumberKings added the final run of the game on a
Soriano (3-3) was hung with the loss for Burlington for his five innings of work. He allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits while walking three and striking out six.
Clinton led early in game two with
Burlington settled down behind starting pitcher
The Bees plated their first run of the night in the bottom of the second and then tied the score in the bottom of the fourth on Connor Fitzsimmons first home run of the night.
The score remained tied at two until the eighth, extra innings.
Mitzel (1-3) was given the loss for his time out. He allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits while walking one and striking out six.
The LumberKings will now return home to meet the Cedar Rapids Kernels for a four-game series starting on Thursday night. Clinton will throw right-handed pitcher
Thursday will be a "Thirsty Thursday" with fans 21 years and older able to purchases select beers for just $2 throughout the ballpark all game long.
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