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Regular Season Ends with Win

Jones homers in LumberKings 5-2 win over Chiefs
September 2, 2019

CLINTON, IA (September 2, 2019) - The regular season came to end for the Clinton LumberKings with a 5-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs at NelsonCorp Field on Monday afternoon. Thomas Jones homered for the 10th time in the LumberKings (45-25, 78-61) win as they took the series from the

Jump for Joy - Clinton is Playoff Bound

Clinton shuts out Burlington to end three-year playoff drought
August 28, 2019

BURLINGTON, IA (August 28, 2019) - For the first time since 2016 the Clinton LumberKings are in the playoffs, clinching a berth with a 5-0 win over the Burlington Bees on Wednesday night at Community Field. Evan Edwards homered and the LumberKings (41-24) registered their eighth shutout win of the

Burdick Homers Twice - LKings Win 4th In A Row

Soriano & Baird combine to shutout Chiefs in Clinton 7-0 win
August 12, 2019

PEORIA, IL (August 12, 2019) - Peyton Burdick homered twice and George Soriano combined with Cam Baird to shutout the Peoria Chiefs in a 7-0 Clinton LumberKings win on Monday afternoon at Dozer Park. Burdick drove home a career high six in the LumberKings (30-20, 63-56) 11th straight win over

Season High 19 Hits In 3rd Straight Win

Peyton Burdick and Evan Edwards homer in Clinton 10-6 win
August 11, 2019

PEORIA, IL (August 11, 2019) - A season high 19 hits by the Clinton LumberKings were more than enough to beat the Peoria Chiefs 10-6 on Sunday night at Dozer Park. Peyton Burdick and Evan Edwards each homered for Clinton (29-20, 62-56) in their 10th straight win versus the Chiefs

Remey Reed Deals in LKings Shutout Win

Clinton snaps skids at four with 5-0 win
July 28, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (July 28, 2019) - For the first time this season the Clinton LumberKings topped the Cedar Rapids Kernels at Perfect Game Field with a 5-0 win on Sunday afternoon. The win snapped a four-game skid for Clinton (22-23, 55-49) with their third shutout win of the year.

LumberKings Come from Behind For 5-4 Win

Rodriguez shuts door on LumberKings series opening win
July 13, 2019

CLINTON, IA (July 13, 2019) - A three-run seventh inning rally was the difference in a Clinton LumberKings 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Saturday at NelsonCorp Field. Will Banfield homered and Manuel Rodriguez shutout the TinCaps (7-15, 40-50) over the final four innings to earn the

Walters Deals in LumberKings Series Winner

Early offense holds up in 4-2 win
July 8, 2019

GENEVA, IL (July 8, 2019) - Jake Walters earned the first win of his professional career and the Clinton LumberKings early offense held up for a 4-2 triumph over the Kane County Cougars on Monday afternoon at Northwestern Medicine Field. The LumberKings (12-6, 45-42) broke out for early offense that

LKings Win 3rd Straight - Jones Knocks in 3

Clinton runs winnings streak against Chiefs to seven games
July 4, 2019

CLINTON, IA (July 4, 2019) - Thomas Jones knocked in three and the Clinton LumberKings ran their winning streak to three games with a 6-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs at NelsonCorp Field in front of a sellout Fourth of July crowd. The win was the LumberKings (9-5, 42-41) seventh

Jones Goes Deep in LumberKings 3-2 Win

LumberKings sweep Snappers in mini two-game set
July 4, 2019

BELOIT, WI (July 3, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings won their eighth game of their last 10 with a 3-2 win over the Beloit Snappers on Wednesday night at Pohlman Field. Thomas Jones homered in the game as Clinton (8-5, 41-41) completed a mini two-game series sweep of the Snappers

Encarnacion Homers in LumberKings Win

Clinton score three in third and hold on for 3-2 win
June 12, 2019

CLINTON, IA (June 12, 2019) - Jerar Encarnacion hit his ninth home run of the year and the Clinton LumberKings beat the Peoria Chiefs 3-2 on Wednesday night at NelsonCorp Field. All three of the LumberKings (32-33) runs came in one inning and they then held on to beat the

Near No-Hitter Ends with Shutout Win

Chris Vallimont Deals in LumberKings Fourth Straight Win
May 21, 2019

BELOIT, WI (May 21, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and came out with a 5-0 win over the Beloit Snappers on Tuesday afternoon at Harry Pohlman Field. LumberKings (23-21) starter Chris Vallimont did not allow a hit over his seven innings of work

Late Rally Falls One Run Short

Thomas Jones and Will Banfield homer in 5-4 loss
May 16, 2019

CLINTON, IA (May 16, 2019) - Late offense by the Clinton LumberKings fell one-run short in a series opening loss with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Thursday night. Home runs from Thomas Jones and Will Banfield were not enough for Clinton (19-19) to overcome early offense by the Kernels (18-22).Chris

Jones Homers in Offensive Break Out

Banfield, Reynolds, & Jones collect 3 hits in LKings 7-3 win
May 13, 2019

BURLINGTON, IA (May 13, 2019) - Thomas Jones homered and the Clinton LumberKings offense broke out for a 7-3 win over the Burlington Bees on Monday night at Community Field. Jones joined teammates Sean Reynolds, and Will Banfield with three hits on the night as the LumberKings (18-17) combined to

Walked Off In 12

LumberKings suffer 12th innings walk-off loss 7-6
April 27, 2019

DAVENPORT, IA (April 26, 2019) - A back-and-forth contest ended with a 7-6 Clinton LumberKings loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Alex Holderbach was the hero for Quad Cities (11-9) with a two-run home run in the 12th that was his first

Encarnacion, Jones homer in 4th Straight W

LumberKings Sweep Wisconsin For First Time Since 2011
April 20, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 20, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings completed their sweep of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers with a 3-2 win on Saturday night - their seventh win over their last eight games. Jerar Encarnacion and Thomas Jones each homered for the LumberKings (9-6) in their fourth straight win.Clinton wasted

LumberKings Hold on For Third Straight

5-run LumberKings 3rd key to 8-7 win over Chiefs
April 15, 2019

PEORIA, IL (April 15, 2019) - A five-run third inning was the difference in a Clinton LumberKings 8-7 win on Saturday night at Dozer Park. Jerar Encarnacion, Bubba Hollins, Demetrius Sims, and Thomas Jones each had multi-hit games as the LumberKings (5-5) combined to register 13 for the night -

Hock spins career-high 7.0 innings in loss

Grasshoppers offense struggles against Shorebirds
August 25, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (August 25, 2018) -- Colton Hock tossed a career-high 7.0 innings but suffered the loss as the Grasshoppers fell to the Shorebirds, 7-3, in front of 7,135 fans on Saturday night at First National Bank Field. Both Hock and Delmarva starting pitcher Luis Perez worked seven complete innings

Extra! Extra! Hoppers walk off in 10th

Allen drives in Jones for winning run on infield chopper
July 13, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (July 13, 2018) -- The Grasshoppers rallied to tie the game in the eighth before scoring a thrilling extra-inning walk-off win over the Kannapolis Intimidators, 5-4 in 10 innings, on Friday night at First National Bank Field. Greensboro (45-45, 11-10 Second Half) improved to 5-1 in extra-inning games

Ayarza's go-ahead double caps big 8th

Hoppers rally for 4 runs in final at-bats to top I's
June 26, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 26, 2018) -- Trailing by three runs, Greensboro rallied in their final at-bats to score a come-from-behind win, 8-7, over Kannapolis on Tuesday afternoon at First National Bank Field. Rodrigo Ayarza hit the go-ahead double with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to cap a

Beggs fans 10 as errors cost Hoppers

Greensboro commits four errors in Game 1 loss
June 12, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 12, 2018) -- The Grasshoppers committed four errors in a hard-luck loss to the Hickory Crawdads, 5-1 in seven innings, in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Dustin Beggs (2-1) struck out a career-high 10 batters over 5.0 innings in a spot start, taking the loss despite not allowing

Lillie's scoreless start helps snap slide

Hoppers pitcher strikes out 8; Jones homers again
May 12, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (May 12, 2018) -- Ryan Lillie dominated over 7.0 scoreless innings to pitch the Grasshoppers past the GreenJackets, 3-1, on Saturday night at SRP Park. The right-handed arm struck out eight while working around three hits and no walks to help Greensboro (16-17) end the team's season-long

Marlins' Jones honored after smashing debut

'Hoppers outfielder homered four times in first five Class A games
May 7, 2018

Franmil Reyes, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Juan Soto and Eloy Jiménez all dominated the headlines last week -- and justifiably so. Three of's top 30 overall prospects showed why they're each considered among the game's best young hitters, while Reyes teed off for a mind-boggling eight homers in five Triple-A

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 3

Marlins' Jones keeps homers coming; Guerrero continues to push
May 4, 2018

Theme of the dayThe power is on:Juan Soto (Nats), Jorge Mateo (A's) and Bobby Bradley (Indians) -- all are top-four prospects in their respective systems, and all enjoyed a two-homer game Thursday. Read all about 'em: Soto, Mateo, Bradley.

New Hopper Jones blasts two home runs

Hagerstown pounds out 16 hits in finale at Greensboro
May 3, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 3, 2017) - Grasshoppers left fielder Thomas Jones homered twice, but the Hagerstown Suns used their own offensive firepower in the series-clinching win, 11-4, on Thursday at First National Bank Field. Jones finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, and two runs scored on his two blasts, giving him

Toolshed: Top 2016 Draft picks ready to roar

Manning, Perez among last year's selections in short-season ball
June 21, 2017

Remember the 2016 Draft?It's so easy to get lost in the MLB Draft that took place earlier this month and the fresh batch of prospects it brings to the Minors, we can forget that only 12 months ago, a whole other group was just getting started. One year later, most