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State of the System: Miami Marlins

Glut of top prospects propelled Miami to playoffs in 2020
@tylermaun
November 25, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Major League season was barely underway

Banfield's Double Powers Clinton to 4-2 Win

LumberKings take series from Lansing for 4-2 road trip
July 22, 2019

LANSING, MI (July 22, 2019) - Will Banfield doubled home two runs and the Clinton LumberKings dropped the Lansing Lugnuts 4-2 at Cooley Law School Stadium on Monday night. The win gave the LumberKings (21-9, 54-45) the series win over Lansing (15-15, 47-52) and brought to an end a six-game

Banfield's Slam Leads to Rout of Loons

Three LumberKings homers leads to lopsided 16-7 win
July 18, 2019

MIDLAND, MI (July 18, 2019) - Will Banfield hit the Clinton LumberKings first grand slam of the season and the Great Lakes Loons were routed 16-7 on Thursday night at Dow Diamond. In total, Clinton (18-8, 51-44) slugged three home runs to set season highs for runs scored and hits

Late Rally Leads to Series Opening Win

Andrews strikes out career high nine in 4-2 win
June 25, 2019

CLINTON, IA (June 25, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings rallied late for four-runs in the eighth for a come from behind 4-2 win over the Peoria Chiefs on Tuesday night at NelsonCorp Field. Clinton (2-3, 35-39) starter Tanner Andrews struck out a professional career high nine batters and Will Banfield

Banfield, Scott Homer in LumberKings Win

Clinton captures final game of series with Bees 4-2
June 10, 2019

BURLINGTON, IA (June 10, 2019) - Will Banfield and Connor Scott each homered for the Clinton LumberKings in a 4-2 win over the Burlington Bees on Monday night at Community Field. The pair of home runs were the decisive blows in a LumberKings (31-32) win that closed out a five-game

Four Home Runs & A Triple Play in LKings Win

Rivera, Torres, Encarnacion, & Reynolds homer in 9-5 win
June 8, 2019

BURLINGTON, IA (June 8, 2019) - Marcos Rivera, Christopher Torres, Jerar Encarnacion, and Sean Reynolds each homered for the Clinton LumberKings who turned a triple play in a 9-5 win over the Burlington Bees on Saturday night at Community Field. The home runs were the most in a game by

L-Kings turn unconventional triple play

Clinton ferries ball around infield to escape bases-loaded jam
June 8, 2019

Any triple play is rare, but Class A Clinton found a particularly unique way to pull off the feat on Saturday.The LumberKings flung the ball all around the field to escape the eighth inning unscathed in their 9-5 win over Burlington at Community Field. It was the team's first triple

Scott Walks Off Cougars in 10th

Connor Scott ends skid with walk-off blast
May 31, 2019

CLINTON, IA (May 31, 2019) - Connor Scott homered into the Lumber Lounge in right field in the bottom of the 10th inning for a Clinton LumberKings 5-3 win over the Kane County Cougars on Friday night at NelsonCorp Field. The walk-off win was the second of the season for

Biggest Comeback of Year Ends Skid

LumberKings down by six drop Kernels 8-7
May 19, 2019

CLINTON, IA (May 18, 2019) - The longest losing streak of the season came to an end with the largest come from behind effort of the year as the Clinton LumberKings dropped the Cedar Rapids Kernels 8-7 on Sunday afternoon. Down by six, the LumberKings (20-21) stormed back to avoid

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

Early Lead Erased by 7-run Fifth

Banfield Drives in three as, LumberKings drop series
May 8, 2019

DAYTON, OH (May 8, 2019) - An early lead for the Clinton LumberKings was erased in a seven-run fifth inning that propelled the Dayton Dragons to a 9-5 win on Wednesday night at Fifth Third Field. Will Banfield drove in the three runs for the night to bring his series

Clinton Pitching Coughs Up Four Home Runs

Late lead erased on 8th inning homer - LKings fall 5-4
May 6, 2019

DAYTON, OH (May 6, 2019) - Four home runs by the Dayton Dragons proved too much to overcome for the Clinton LumberKings in a 5-4 series opening loss at Fifth Third Field on Monday night. LumberKings' (15-14) pitching allowed a season high four home runs with the last erasing an

Six-run Fifth Sinks LumberKings

Clinton drops series finale to West Michigan 7-4
May 2, 2019

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

LumberKings Hold On for Third Straight Win

Banfield homers in 4-3 win over Wisconsin
April 19, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 19, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings rode early offense to a 4-3 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Friday night. Will Banfield slugged his first home run of the year as Clinton (8-7) captured their sixth win over their last seven games and their third straight

Banfield Walks It Off for LumberKings Win

Sims Homers Twice In Series Opener
April 18, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 18, 2019) - Will Banfield singled to deep right with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning for a Clinton LumberKings 5-4 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday night. Clinton's (7-6) first walk-off win of the year was came about following by