IA – The Clinton LumberKings limited the Great Lakes Loons to just one
ninth-inning run Sunday afternoon in a 7-1 decision.The loss for the Loons snapped a four-game winning streak.
Clinton pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of three Loons errors.Meanwhile,
the Loons couldn't't take advantage of early opportunities in the game,
stranding eight in the first four innings, including stranding the bases
loaded in the
second and third.
LumberKings starter Charles Kaalekahi walked five in the first three innings.The Loons had first and third with one out and bases loaded with two outs in the second, but could't score.In the third, Robbie Garvey was caught stealing third with a 3-0 count for the second out.The Loons proceeded to still load the bases, but again could not push across a run.Over
his next three innings, however, Kaalekahi settled in and faced just
one over the minimum and retired the final seven Loons he faced.
Jochi Ogando and Mark Bordonaro held the Loons scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.The
Loons finally put together a scoring rally with two outs in the ninth,
scoring a run on three straight singles by Kevin Taylor, Leo Rodriguez
and Malcolm Holland.
Kaalekahi (4-2) notched the win with six scoreless innings.
Julio Urias started and threw two scoreless innings for the Loons.He
gave way to James Campbell (0-3), who allowed three runs over 1 1/3 to
take the loss, but just one of the runs allowed was earned.
ahead 3-0, the LumberKings extended their lead to 7-0 with four runs in
the sixth off reliever Arismendy Ozoria, who was on the hook
for all the runs (and all were earned) over 2 1/3.Geoff Brown threw 2 1/3
Gaby Guerrero and Tim Lopes notched three hits each.Lopes drove in three runs.Martin
Peguero and Dario Pizzano had two RBIs each.