Huijer entered in the seventh and allowed a leadoff single. The next batter, Kelly, drilled a liner back at Huijer off his right calf, sending the right-hander hobbling to foul territory. The ball caromed back to Marcus Littlewood, who finished the 1-2-3 putout. Huijer (2-1) stayed in the game and allowed another single but managed to escape on a flyout and groundout.
Thyago Vieira entered in the eighth and struck out four of the six batters he faced, completing the shutout.
The LumberKings now sit just one game back of second place in the MWL Western Division.
Clinton and Peoria meet for Game 2 of their three-game set at 6:30 p.m. today at Ashford University Field. Right-hander Edwin Diaz (1-1, 3.86 ERA) will go for the LumberKings and will be opposed by right-hander Blake McKnight (1-1, 6.63).