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July 11, 2014

Chiefs handle LumberKings, 5-3

PEORIA, Ill. — The Clinton LumberKings’ wait for a series win was extended Thursday night at Dozer Park. The LumberKings’ quest at ending a five-week series-winning drought never blossomed as they trailed from start to finish in a 5-3 loss to the Peoria Chiefs.

Blake Holovach (4-3), making his second start of the season for Clinton, gave up one run on two soft singles to right in the first. The latter of the two, by Ronald Castillo, scored Juan Herrera from third.

In the second, Peoria doubled its lead, thanks to Luis Perez’s solo blast to left – his first home run of the season.

Down 2-0, Clinton got one run back in the third inning off Chase Brookshire (3-4). Singles by Lonnie Kauppila, Aaron Barbosa and Chantz Mack resulted in the run.

Peoria took advantage of Clinton’s only error in the fourth inning. Jack Reinheimer’s high throw to first allowed Castillo to reach safely. After two singles, Rafael Medina doubled in two runs for a 5-1 lead.

Clinton got a two-out, two-run double of its own in the sixth inning when Martin Peguero plated Mack and Marcus Littlewood, whose slide at the plate was ahead of the Chiefs relay.

The LumberKings had a chance to tie in the ninth, putting two runners on base with singles. But, Barbosa grounded out to second, giving Clinton another tight loss. Of Clinton’s past nine games, eight have been decided by two runs or fewer. The L’Kings are just 3-5 in those contests.

The LumberKings play two games tonight at Ashford University Field. They will complete a suspended game from June 30 at 5:30 p.m. and then play Cedar Rapids in the regularly-scheduled contest. The Kernels and LumberKings were tied 3-3 in the 10th inning of the game that was suspended.


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