DAVENPORT — Down 2-0 going into the top of the sixth inning Sunday, the Clinton LumberKings needed to get something started offensively.

They did that and then some, sending 12 men to the plate in the inning, scoring eight runs to take an 8-2 lead. Clinton would end up scoring a season high of runs in the game, downing the Quad-Cities River Bandits 12-5 at Modern Woodmen Park.

David Schmidt entered the game to start the top of sixth inning with a 2-0 lead for Quad-Cities, but got in trouble right away as he walked Dalton Kelly and Alex Jackson, the first two hitters of the inning.

Conner Hale dug in next and drilled a ball to center field, scoring Kelly to get the LumberKings on the board. Logan Taylor was up next, and he grounded out, but it scored Jackson to tie the game, and moving Hale to second base in the process. Chris Mariscal then walked, ending the day for Schmidt.

Sidearm right hander Adam Whitt then entered, and that’s when the LumberKings took the lead and broke the game open.

Whitt hurled a wild pitch with Arturo Nieto up, moving Hale to third and Mariscal to second. Nieto then singled to right, plating Hale to give the LumberKings a 3-2 lead.

Ricky Eusebio stepped in next and dribbled one back to Whitt. Mariscal darted home from third and Whitt’s throw sailed to the backstop, scoring Mariscal, moving Nieto to third and putting Eusebio at second.

Luis Liberato then doubled home both Nieto and Eusebio, and then Rayder Ascanio reached on an error from Osvaldo Duarte. Dalton Kelly came back up and flew one to left that scored Liberato and moved Ascanio to second. Jackson came back in and singled home Ascanio. By the time the inning was over, the LumberKings held an 8-2 lead.

“The first five innings, we didn’t get anything done, we had ops and we just couldn’t get anything in,” Hale said. “We got a lot of chances in that sixth inning. We had great team at-bats. Schmidt threw me two fastballs and I attacked the second one.”

Quad-Cities scored first for the first time in the weekend series. With one out and nobody on in the second inning, Kristian Trompiz smoked a double down the left field line against LumberKings starter Pablo Lopez. Lopez came back and got Connor Goedert to pop out to second, but Hector Roa then came through, doubling off the right field wall, scoring Trompiz easily to give the River Bandits the early one-run edge.

“That’s how good teams are, we pick each other up,” Lopez said. “I knew they have my back at all times. Seeing my teammates do that is just awesome. When that moment comes, you have to be locked in with your catcher. (Arturo) Nieto was just awesome calling pitches.”

On Saturday, the LumberKings used a Jackson solo home run and a two-run rally in the fifth to vault them to a 3-0 win. Clinton recorded its 12th shutout of the year. Luiz Gohara picked up his first win with the LumberKings this season.

Clinton travels down to Davenport to play tonight against the River Bandits at 7 p.m. Those who attended the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour last week in Davenport can get into the game for $1 with proof of admission.

SUNDAY LUMBERKINGS 12, RIVER BANDITS 5

Clinton ab r h bi Q-C ab r h bi

Liberato cf 5 1 1 2 Straw cf 3 1 0 0

Ascanio ss 5 1 2 0 Duarte ss 4 0 1 0

Kelly dh 2 2 1 1 Tucker dh 4 1 0 0

Jackson rf 3 2 2 1 Porter rf 4 2 2 1

Hale 1b 5 2 2 2 Trompiz 2b 3 1 1 1

Taylor 3b 5 1 2 2 Goedert lf 4 0 2 0

Mariscal 2b 4 1 2 1 Roa 1b 4 0 3 3

Nieto c 5 1 2 2 Correa c 4 0 0 0

Eusebio lf 5 1 0 1 Wernes 3b 4 0 1 0

Clinton 000 008 004 — 12

Quad-Cities 010 100 030 — 5

E — Whitt (1). LOB — Clinton 7, Quad-Cities 6. 2B — Kelly (20), Jackson (120, Liberato (15), Taylor (13), Trompiz (8), Roa (3). 3B — Porter (4), Roa (4). S — Straw. SF — Kelly, Trompiz. CS — Duarte (9).

IP H R ER BB SO

Clinton

Lopez W 5-0 7 6 2 2 1 5

Wilcox 2/3 3 3 3 1 0

Strain S 7 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 2

Quad-Cities

Hernandez 5 6 0 0 1 8

Schmidt L 2-1 1/3 1 4 4 3 0

Whitt 2 2/3 4 4 4 0 1

Person 1 3 4 4 2 0

WP — Whitt. U — Derek Thomas (p), Austin Jones (b). T — 3:11. A — 4,328.

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