CLINTON — Despite a home run in the top of the first inning by Andrew Daniel, the Clinton LumberKings ran away with a 10-2 victory over the Burlington Bees on Saturday.

Sunday’s game was postponed due to rainy conditions, and will play a doubleheader today at 1 p.m.

Tyler Herb allowed just one earned run and five hits over six innings, while eight Clinton starters recorded at least one hit, and seven drove in at least one run.

Down 1-0 to the Bees (22-21) in the second inning, Gianfrancoe Wawoe answered Daniel’s home run with one of his own, his third of the season. Wawoe now sits tied for second in home runs on the LumberKings (19-24) with Estarlyn Morales and Kristian Brito, trailing only Joe DeCarlo’s five.

Wawoe’s home run off of Burlington starter Jeremy Rhoades was just the beginning of his rough outing. He gave up five consecutive hits and three runs in the third inning, and started the seventh inning, which saw Clinton send 11 men to the plate and score six runs. Rhoades allowed seven runs, six earned, over 6.1 innings.

“It felt good,” Wawoe said. “He left it up in the zone, and it was a home run. Every day is a different day, so today was different and we had 10 runs. Everybody is now clicking, and getting quality at-bats.”

In the six-run seventh frame, 10 Clinton hitters reached base. An error by Daniel started the inning, while three walks and five singles highlighted the inning. RBI singles in the inning included those from Aaron Barbosa, Nelson Ward, and Wawoe, as well as a two-RBI single by Kristian Brito. 

Clinton was 9-for-16 with runners in scoring position.

Brito, the team leader in RBIs with 27, now has 20 RBIs in 22 May starts.

Rohn Pierce pitched two scoreless frames out of the Clinton bullpen, while Peter Miller allowed two hits and an earned run in the ninth as Clinton evened up the series with the win.

In the victory, Chris Mariscal extended his hitting streak to six games, while Morales lengthened his to six games as well. Saturday was just the second time through 43 games in which Clinton scored 10+ runs, they are now 1-1 in such games. The six run seventh inning matched the single inning season high for the LumberKings.

LUMBERKINGS 10, BEES 2

Burlington ab r h bi Clinton ab r h bi

Hermosillo cf 4 0 1 1 Barbosa lf 5 2 2 1

Salcedo ss 5 0 1 0 Mariscal ss 4 1 1 1

Daniel 2b 5 1 1 1 Ward 2b 5 1 2 1

Houchins 3b 3 0 1 0 Brito 1b 4 0 1 2

Delgado rf 2 0 0 0 Morales rf 4 1 1 2

Adams dh 4 0 1 0 Wawoe 3b 4 1 2 2

Seiz 1b 4 0 0 0 Mack dh 3 0 0 0

Gretzky lf 4 1 3 0 Torres c 4 2 1 0

Gildea c 4 0 1 0 Fields cf 3 2 2 1

Totals 36 2 9 2 Totals 36 10 12 10

Burlington 100 000 001 — 2

Clinton 013 000 60x — 10

E — Gildea (2), Delgado (4). LOB — Burlington 10, Clinton 5. 2B — Torres (2), Fields (2). HR — Daniel (5), Wawoe (3). SB — Delgado (1), Hermosillo (5). SB — Morales (8), Barbosa (5). CS — Brito (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

Burlington

Rhoades L 3-3 6 1/3 7 7 6 1 5

Carpenter 1 2/3 5 3 1 2 3

Clinton

Herb W 2-1 6 5 1 1 3 7

Pierce 2 2 0 0 0 3

Miller 1 2 1 1 0 1

WP — Rhoades, Pierce. HBP — Houchins (by Pierce). U — Chris Marco (p), Justin Houser (b). T — 2:47. A — 901.

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