CEDAR RAPIDS — The Clinton LumberKings started Saturday night's series against the Cedar Rapids Kernels with three straight singles but managed only one run from a bases-loaded, nobody-out situation.

The Kernels had the same situation in the bottom of the first and scored three runs against Lukas Schiraldi (4-13).

It was the start of a rough night for the LumberKings, who lost 9-3 in Midwest League baseball at Perfect Game Field.

Schiraldi began his outing with walks to Sean Miller and Rafael Valera. Edgar Corcino's single loaded the bases for T.J. White, whose two-run double turned a one-run deficit into a one-run lead for Cedar Rapids.

Alex Real followed with an RBI groundout, and Cedar Rapids led 3-1 after one inning. Schiraldi went four innings, allowed five earned runs, walked three, hit three batters and threw two wild pitches.

The LumberKings tied the game in the third inning. Chris Mariscal and Brock Hebert started the frame with back-to-back singles and moved up on Austin Cousino's sacrifice bunt.

Despite Pat Leyland's groundout to Keaton Steele that held the runners, Burt Reynolds came up with a two-out, two-run single that tied the game at 3. From that point forward, it was all Cedar Rapids, as the Kernels scored the final six runs of the game.

A two-out run against Pat Peterson in the fifth inning made it 6-3 Kernels, then Cedar Rapids broke it open with a three-run sixth inning vs. the left-hander. White drove in his third run of the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly, and Real broke the game open with a two-run double that scored both Valera and Corcino.

The LumberKings conclude the season today with a noon contest.

 

KERNELS 9, LUMBERKINGS 3

Clinton     ab     r     h     bi     C. Rapids     ab     r     h     bi

Hebert lf     4     2     2     0     Miller ss     4     1     0     0

Cousino cf     3     0     1     0     Valera 2b     3     2     0     0

Leyland 1b     4     0     2     0     Corcino rf     3     2     2     0

Reynolds dh     4     0     1     2     White 3b     3     1     1     3

EMorales rf     4     0     0     0     Real dh     4     1     2     3

DeCarlo 3b     3     0     0     0     Wade cf     3     0     0     0

Peguero 2b     3     0     0     0     Paul 1b     3     1     2     1

Taylor c     4     0     2     0     Navarreto c     4     0     0     0

Mariscal ss     4     1     1     0     Diemer lf     4     1     1     0

Totals     33     3     9     2     Totals     31     9     8     7

Clinton     102     000     000     —     3

Cedar Rapids     302     013     00x     —     9

DP — Clinton 2. LOB — Clinton 6, Cedar Rapids 7. 2B — White (22), Paul (2), Real (11), Corcino (16). 3B — Paul (1). S — Cousino. SF — White.

IP     H     R     ER     BB     SO

 Clinton

Schiraldi L 4-13     4     4     5     5     3     2

Peterson     1 2/3     3     4     3     2     1

OMorales     1 1/3     0     0     0     0     1

Vieira     1     1     0     0     0     1

 Cedar Rapids

Steele W 7-4     6     8     3     3     1     4

Landa     2     0     0     0     0     3

Wilson     1     1     0     0     1     0

WP — Schiraldi, Peterson, Wilson. Balk — Schiraldi. HBP — Paul (by Schiraldi), White (by Schiraldi), Wade (by Schiraldi). U — Jordan Johnson (p), Richard Genera (b). T — 2:41. Att. — 2,509.

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