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LumberKings Star Gone Too Soon

2018 Standout Ryan Costello Dead at 23
November 19, 2019

CLINTON, IA (November 19, 2019) - It was just a few months ago, the Clinton LumberKings were pushing for a playoff spot in the first half and slugging first basemen Ryan Costello was leading the way. Over less then a year in Clinton, the Connecticut native became one of the

Twins' Costello found dead in New Zealand

Infield prospect was set to play in Australian Baseball League
November 18, 2019

Minnesota Twins infield prospect Ryan Costello died overnight in Auckland, New Zealand, his Australian Baseball League team announced early Monday. He was 23.

2018 In Review

A Year of Strikeouts, Home Runs, and a Near Miss
September 17, 2018

Clinton, IA (September 17, 2018) - Another summer has come and gone and with it the 63rd season of baseball for the Clinton LumberKings in the Midwest League. Looking back on the 2018 campaign, the LumberKings fit the trend throughout professional baseball of home runs and strikeouts, a combination that

Costello powers Miracle to FSL title

Twins first baseman turns tide with three-run homer in Game 4
September 10, 2018

On the last day of the regular season, Class A Advanced Fort Myers needed a win and a loss by Charlotte to secure a spot in the postseason. The squad edged Clearwater, 2-1, and after the Fire Frogs rallied past the Stone Crabs, 5-2, the Miracle were headed to the

Ryan Costello packaged in traded to Twins

July 30, 2018

Clinton, IA (July 30, 2018) - Clinton LumberKings first basemen and 2018 All-Star Ryan Costello has been traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Minnesota Twins. Costello, who was leading the Midwest League at the time of the trade in home runs, RBIs, games played, and extra base-hits, was packaged along

LumberKings take a pair for third straight

Clinton tops TinCaps, 7-5 and 4-2 to take third straight series
July 22, 2018

Fort Wayne, IN (July 22, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings collected their third straight series win with a pair of wins against the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field. Clinton (17-12, 56-43) took the first game, suspend on Saturday night, 7-5 before dropping Fort Wayne (13-16, 45-53) 4-2

Costello and Larsen homer in Clinton 4-1 win

LKings pitching strikes out 14 in series opening win over Lugnuts
July 14, 2018

Clinton, IA (July 14, 2018) - Home runs by Ryan Costello and Jack Larsen were the difference on Saturday night at Ashford University Field as the Clinton LumberKings dropped the Lansing Lugnuts 4-1. LumberKings (11-11, 50-42) pitching made the pair of home runs stand up as they combined to strikeout 14

Clinton drops fourth straight

LumberKings blow 4-1 lead, fall 8-6 to Snappers
July 7, 2018

Beloit, WI (July 7, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings failed to hold on to an early lead against the Beloit Snappers and fell 8-6 on Saturday night at Harry Pohlman Field. Ryan Costello's Midwest League leading 15th home run of the season in the ninth was not enough to avoid the

LumberKings hold on for fourth straight win

Clinton bangs out 14 hits to drop Kane County 5-3
July 3, 2018

Geneva, IL (July 3, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings held off a ninth inning rally by the Kane County Cougars to take their fourth straight game with a 5-3 win on Tuesday night at Northwestern Medicine Field. The LumberKings (9-3, 48-34) registered 14 hits with Joseph Rosa and Zach Scott each

Clinton drops Timber Rattlers in 10 innings

Larsen returns to lineup and homers in 9-7 10 inning win
June 30, 2018

Grand Chute, WI (June 29, 2018) - Jack Larsen homered in his first at-bat back from the disabled list in the Clinton LumberKings 9-7, 10 inning, win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night at Neuroscience Group Field. LumberKings (6-3, 45-34) batters tallied 15 hits against five different Timber

LumberKings sweep twin bill to open second half

Clinton takes game one 5-4 in extras; wins game two 5-3
June 23, 2018

Clinton, IA (June 22, 2018) - For the second time this season the Clinton LumberKings swept both ends of a doubleheader from the Kane County Cougars; taking game one 5-4 in eight innings and game two 5-3 in the regularly scheduled seven-inning contest. Dimas Ojeda drove home the tying and winning

Costello's slam wins it in the 9th!

June 17, 2018

Beloit, WI (June 16, 2018) -Ryan Costello homered twice and drove in six as the Clinton LumberKings came from behind to drop the Beloit Snappers 8-5 on Sunday afternoon at Harry Pohlman Field. Costello ends the first half leading the LumberKings (39-31) in home runs with 12 after his second

Offense erupts in 9-4 win

LumberKings keep playoff hopes alive, snap five game skid
June 16, 2018

Beloit, WI (June 16, 2018) - Every Clinton LumberKing starter either scored or drove in a run in a 9-4 win over the Beloit Snappers on Saturday night at Harry Pohlman Field. The win keeps the LumberKings (38-31) playoff hopes alive while snapping their longest losing streak of the season at

LKings fall in come from behind fashion

Late Clinton charge bested by River Bandits eighth inning rally
June 13, 2018

Davenport, IA (June 13, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits in come from behind fashion 5-4 on Wednesday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Quad Cities (36-30) stormed back from down two in the eighth to score three and hand Clinton (37-29) their third straight

HR Derby Competitors Announced

June 12, 2018

LANSING, Mich. - The Lansing Lugnuts announce the following field for the 2018 Midwest League Home Run Derby, to be held on Tuesday, June 19th, before the 54th Annual Midwest League All-Star Game presented by LAFCU at Cooley Law School Stadium:

Ryan Costello to appear in Home Run Derby

June 9, 2018

Clinton, IA (June 10, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings team home run leader Ryan Costello will participate in this year's Midwest League Home Run Derby on Tuesday, June 19th at 4:30 PM (CDT) at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan. Over the first half of the 2018 season Costello has

Wells shines in Clinton 8-2 series winner

Ryan Costello and Greifer Andrade go deep in LumberKings win
June 7, 2018

Burlington, IA (June 7, 2018) - Nick Wells turned in his team leading fifth quality start of the season and Greifer Andrade and Ryan Costello homered in an 8-2 Clinton LumberKings win over the Burlington Bees at Community Field on Thursday night. Andrade led the way for Clinton (33-26) at the

Jack Larsen, Ryan Costello, Ryne Inman, & Collin Kober named to All-StarTeam

4 LKings to represent West in Midwest League All-Star Game
June 6, 2018

Clinton, IA (June 6, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings will be a well-represented team at the 54th Midwest League All-Star Game this year on Tuesday, June 19th in Lansing. Outfielder Jack Larsen, infielder Ryan Costello, and pitchers Ryne Inman, and Collin Kober will represent Clinton on the Western Division All-Star team,

Back in first with series win over Quad Cities

Clinton takes 3rd straight series to move back into first place
May 31, 2018

Clinton, IA (May 31, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings moved back into first place in the Western Division with a 5-2 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits on Thursday night at Ashford University Field. The win marks the third consecutive series win for Clinton (30-23) who end the month

Clinton breaks out in 13-6 win over Bandits

5-run 1st and 4-run 8th move LumberKings to within a half game
May 30, 2018

Clinton, IA (May 30, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings thumped the Quad Cities River Bandits 13-6 on Tuesday night at Ashford University Field to move a half back of first place in the Western Division. A five-run first and four-run eighth inning went a long way in giving the LumberKings

Clinton thumped in series opener

Costello goes deep twice in 9-2 loss to Cedar Rapids
May 25, 2018

Cedar Rapids, IA (May 25, 2018) - Ryan Costello went deep twice for the Clinton LumberKings in a 9-2 loss to the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The loss marked the seventh straight game in which the LumberKings (24-21) were outhit, 13-5, by their opponents.

Walk-off winners for third time in series

LumberKings rally for four runs in the 10th to drop Bees
May 24, 2018

Clinton, IA (May 24, 2018) - A four-run 10th inning rally by the Clinton LumberKings on Thursday night at Ashford University Field was enough to drop the Burlington Bees in walk-off fashion for the third time in the series. In a game dominated by pitching the LumberKings (24-20) rode their

Larsen's walk-off homer snaps 5-game skid

May 6, 2018

Clinton, IA (May 6, 2018) - The Clinton LumberKings came back three times on Sunday afternoon at Ashford University Field to drop the Dayton Dragons 9-8. Jack Larsen lined the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth over the wall in right for a walk-off home run, snapping a

Larsen drives in 5; LumberKings take series

Lead changes hands four times in LumberKings 8-5 win
April 29, 2018

Beloit, WI (April 29, 2018) - Jack Larsen drove in five runs and the Clinton LumberKings dropped the Beloit Snappers 8-5 in a seesaw battle at Harry Pohlman Field on Sunday afternoon. Larsen ended his afternoon going 3-for-5 at the plate with a triple and five RBI.Clinton (14-6) spotted the

Win streak runs to five games on comeback win

Ryan Costello homers for second straight night in 5-4 win
April 21, 2018

Clinton, IA (April 21, 2018) - A come from behind effort by the Clinton LumberKings stretched their season long winning streak to five games as they dropped the Beloit Snappers 5-4 on Saturday night at Ashford University Field. Ryan Costello led the way for Clinton with a 3-for-4 night at