APPLETON, Wis. — In what was the offensive highlight of the 2015 season thus far, the Clinton LumberKings set a season high for runs in a game, hits in a game and runs in a single inning as they used a nine-run sixth inning to take down the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 13-2 in Midwest League baseball Friday night.

Chris Mariscal finished a home run shy of the cycle and recorded Clinton’s first six-RBI night in more than a year, while Pat Leyland had Clinton’s first five-hit night of the season.

Clinton jumped all over Wisconsin starter Zach Hirsch (2-4) in the first two innings. Though the left-hander settled down, Mariscal’s bases clearing three-run double in the second inning led to his first loss since May 2. Hirsch allowed a season-high 10 hits, eight in the first two innings, over just four innings.

Arby Fields led off the game with a home run, his second home run of the season, and Clinton never looked back.

For the fourth straight start, Clinton’s Tyler Herb (4-4) recorded a quality start. The right-hander allowed just two runs over six innings and dropped his season ERA to a season-low 4.88. Herb gave up two runs in the second inning on a sacrifice fly and then an RBI single by Dustin DeMuth, but he stranded the tying runners in scoring position in the frame. He retired eight of the last nine men he faced.

The LumberKings broke open the game with a nine-run sixth inning against Josh Uhen. Uhen, who pitched a 1-2-3 fifth inning, faced 11 hitters in the sixth inning and retired just two. In all, Clinton sent 13 men to the plate in the inning, and after Gian Rizzo relieved Uhen with the bases loaded and two outs, Mariscal cleared the bases again with a triple to right-center field as he set a 2015 LumberKings high with six RBIs. Eight of the nine Clinton starters reached base in the frame and seven of the nine scored a run.

With a 13-2 lead after six innings, the Clinton bullpen closed the door on any potential comeback for the Timber Rattlers. Nick Valenza, in his 2015 Clinton debut, retired the side in order in the seventh. Ronald Dominguez, in just his third appearance of the season, did the same in the eighth, while Thyago Vieira worked around a single and pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Clinton surpassed its previous season high of 15 hits and finished with 17 and set a season high in runs with 13, passing the previous high of 10. The nine-run inning was Clinton’s first frame in 2015 with more than six runs.

Off of the offensive explosion Friday night, Clinton will aim to get above .500 for just the second time in 2015. The LumberKings started the first half 2-1 but never got back above the .500 mark, and they’ll turn to Pat Peterson (4-4, 4.04 ERA) in today’s 6:35 p.m. game. Devin Williams (2-4, 3.62) will start for Wisconsin and make his first appearance against Clinton, while Peterson will make his third start vs. the Timber Rattlers.

LUMBERKINGS 13, TIMBER RATTLERS 2

Clinton ab r h bi Wisconsin ab r h bi

Fields cf 5 4 3 2 DeMuth 3b 5 0 1 1

Mariscal 2b 4 0 4 6 Castillo cf 4 0 1 0

Leyland dh 6 1 5 1 Rubio rf 4 0 0 0

Zeutenhorst lf 5 1 1 1 McCall c 4 0 1 0

EMorales rf 4 1 0 0 Matos dh 4 0 0 0

DeCarlo 3b 4 1 0 1 Neuhaus 2b 3 1 0 0

Brito 1b 5 0 0 0 Sharkey 1b 4 1 1 0

Alfonso c 5 2 2 2 Meyer lf 2 0 2 0

Wawoe ss 4 3 2 0 Munoz ss 3 0 0 1

Totals 42 13 17 13

Totals 33 2 6 2

Clinton 130 009 000 — 13

Wisconsin 020 000 000 — 0

E — Herb (1), Sharkey (6). DP — Wisconsin 1. LOB — Clinton 9, Wisconsin 8. 2B — Mariscal (8). 3B — Mariscal (2). HR — Fields (2). SB — EMorales (13), Castillo (3). SF — Munoz. S — Mariscal.

IP H R ER BB SO

Clinton

Herb 6 5 2 2 3 4

Valenza 1 0 0 0 0 5

Dominguez 1 0 0 0 0 2

Vieira 1 1 0 0 0 1

Wisconsin

Hirsch 4 10 4 4 1 5

Uhen 1 2/3 5 9 9 2 3

Rizzo 2 1/3 1 0 0 0 2

Curtis 1 1 0 0 0 0

HBP — Wawoe (by Uhen), DeCarlo (by Uhen), Mariscal (by Curtis). PB — Alfonzo (1). U — Arturo Gonzalez, Thomas Roche. T — 2:53. Att. — 3,888.

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