DAYTON, Ohio — A two-run homer by Mauro Gomez in the first inning provided the Clinton LumberKings with all the runs they needed in a 4-1 win over Dayton Monday.

An error plated another run in the frame as Clinton grabbed a 3-0 lead.

Dayton scored its run in the second.

The LumberKings completed the scoring in the fifth on a Manny Pina sacrifice fly.

Ivan Izquierdo (1-0) was the winning pitcher in relief of Kasey Kiker, who was ejected in the second inning after delivering a high-and-tight pitch to Dennis Phipps.

Rafael Gonzalez (10-4) suffered the loss.

Clinton opens a four-game series at Fort Wayne today. The contest starts at 6 p.m. Clinton time.

LUMBERKINGS 4, DRAGONS 1

CLINTON DAYTON

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Lemon ss 4 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 3 0 1 0

Vallejo 2b 5 0 1 0 Turner 2b 4 0 0 0

Herren rf 2 2 0 0 Francisco 3b 4 0 1 0

Tracy lf 5 1 0 0 Phipps rf 4 0 0 0

Gomez 1b 5 1 3 2 Heisey lf 4 1 2 1

Kemp dh 3 0 1 0 Kainer dh 4 0 0 0

Pina c 3 0 0 1 Parker 1b 2 0 1 0

Heafner 3b 3 0 0 0 Esquar c 3 0 1 0

Pisaino cf 4 0 2 0 Cozart ss 3 0 0 0

Totals 34 4 7 3 Totals 31 1 6 1



Clinton 300 010 000 —4

Dayton 010 000 000 —1

E—Paisano, Parker. DP—Clinton 2. LOB—Clinton 11, Dayton 5. 2B—Gomez, Stubbs. HR—Gomez (10), Heisey (8). SB—Herren (5). SF—Pina.

IP H R ER BB SO

Clinton

Kiker 1 0 0 0 1 1

Izquierdo (W,1-0) 3 3 1 1 0 2

Zamzow 2 1/3 2 0 0 1 1

Lueke (Sv,2) 2 2/3 1 0 0 0 1

Dayton

Gonzalez (L,10-4) 5 5 4 1 5 3

Gunter 2 1/3 2 0 0 0 2

Tabor 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 4

HBP—Heafner (by Gonzalez), Lemon (by Gunter). WP—Tabor. Umpires—Trinidad, Gutierrez. Time—3:02. Attendance—8,280. Ejection—Kiker.

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