Six-run Fifth Sinks LumberKings
CLINTON, IA (May 2, 2019) - Sean Reynolds homered in his third straight game for the Clinton LumberKings but it was not enough as they fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps 4-7 in the series finale on Thursday night. West Michigan (12-13) beat the LumberKings (13-12) with a six-run fifth
CLINTON, IA (May 2, 2019) -
Reynolds started the scoring in the bottom of the second inning. He led off with his fifth home run of the year - and third in his last three games - on a ball that was estimated to have traveled 423 feet with an exit velocity of 113 MPH off the bat.
The early lead did not hold up for long. The Whitecaps answered the home run with a
Clinton came back to take the lead in the bottom of the third with a two-run rally off West Michigan starter
Murphy (1-1) allowed just one run during his time out - a
Clinton failed to recover following the big rally and only collected one more hit following the Banfield home run.
The LumberKings will now meet the South Bend Cubs for the first game of a three-game series. Clinton will throw right-handed pitcher
See Clinton Community College for a special offer on tickets as part of Clinton Community College Night at the ballpark.
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