CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings came into Wednesday evening’s game against the Great Lakes Loons looking for the sweep, and they got it with a 6-4 win.

The LumberKings end the first month of the season with an 18-5 record and a two-game lead over Kane County.

The Clinton offense started early by scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Renny Osuna singled to right with one out, followed by another single to left by Ian Gac. Tim Smith drove home the first run of the night with a single of his own.

Mitch Moreland, who hasn’t played since Sunday due to a thumb injury, singled home Gac and Smith to make it 3-0.

Jonathan Greene doubled to right for the last run of the inning and the first extra base hit of the game.

In the second, Andres James singled to lead off the inning and would move to second on a wild pitch.

Engel Beltre moved James to third by grounding out to first. Osuna would collect his second hit of the game brining home James making it a five run lead for the L-Kings.

Smith led off the third with another single and moved to second on a wild pitch.

Moreland provided another productive out by grounding to the first baseman while moving Smith to third.

Greene recorded his second RBI by grounding out to short scoring Smith, giving Clinton a 6-0 lead.

The Loons got on the scoreboard in the four inning with an unearned run.

In the fifth, Great Lakes would inch closer when Jaime Ortiz jumped all over a first pitch fast ball that went into the Lumber Lounge in right cutting the lead to 6-2.

Adalberto Flores came on in the ninth and struggled.

Ortiz would single to start the inning followed by a Travis Vetters strike out.

Preston Mattingly, son of former major-leaguer Don Mattingly, singled to center to give the Loons runners at first and second. Pedro Baez struck out looking for out number two.

With two wild pitches by Flores, Ortiz scored and sent Mattingly to third.

Alex Garabedian would single to left to score Mattingly and set up Erik Kanaby to try and tie the game.

Kanaby grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the game.

The LumberKings finished the home stand with an 5-1 record and head to Kane County for a battle of first place. The LumberKings will be back on May 8 to take on Ryne Sandberg’s Peoria Chiefs.