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Clinton Edges Wisconsin 3-2

April 20, 2019 - Midwest League (MWL) - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers News Release

CLINTON, IA - The Clinton LumberKings defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3-2 on Saturday night at Ashford University Field. The win allowed the LumberKings to complete a three-game series of the Rattlers. All three of their wins in this series were by one run.

Jerar Encarnacion gave Clinton (9-6) a 1-0 lead with a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the first. The homers was Encarnacion's fifth of the season. It was also the fifth home run the LumberKings have hits against the Rattlers in this series.

Clinton added to their lead with another run in the second inning. Sean Reynolds drew a lead-off walk. Bubba Hollins followed with a double into the corner in left and Reynolds scored all the way from first for a 2-0 advantage.

Wisconsin (6-9) pulled to within a run in the top of the fourth inning. Gabriel García doubled to start the inning. He went to third on a grounder. LG Castillo drove in García with another ground out.

Thomas Jones padded the Clinton lead with another solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Brice Turang extended his current hitting streak to six games with a single in the top of the fifth and made it to third base on an error. Another Clinton error, their fourth of the night, allowed Turang to score and the Rattlers were down by one run again.

The Timber Rattlers got a runner on in the top of the sixth inning when the LumberKings committed their fifth error of the game, but a 6-4-3 double play on the next pitch ended the inning.

In the ninth, Connor McVey singled to start the inning, but he was erased on a force play. Je'Von Ward came on to pinch-hit with two outs and drew a walk to move the tying run into scoring position and put the lead run on base. However, the Rattlers couldn't get the big hit in the ninth and the game ended on a fly out to right.

The Timber Rattlers are off on Sunday for Easter. They are back in action on Monday at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium to start a seven-game homestand. Monday's game is against the Cedar Rapids Kernels with a first pitch scheduled for 6:35pm. Wilfred Salaman (1-2, 6.57) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Rattlers. Andrew Cabezas (0-1, 6.00) is set to start for the Kernels.

Monday is the first Qdoba Q*Monday of the season. Stop by any Qdoba location in Appleton, Neenah, or Oshkosh on Monday and purchase an entrée to receive a free ticket to Monday's game courtesy of Qdoba and NASH-FM, 99.5 & 104.5.

If you can't make it out to the ballpark on Monday night, there are several ways to catch the action. The radio broadcast is on AM1280, WNAM and the TuneIn Radio app starting with the Papa John's Pizza Pregame Show at 6:15pm. MiLB.tv subscribers can watch the game over the internet.

R H E

WIS 000 110 000 - 2 5 1

CLN 110 100 00x - 3 7 5

Click here for Saturday's Boxscore

HOME RUNS:

CLN:

Jerar Encarnacion (5th, 0 on in 1st inning off Scotty Sunitsch, 2 out)

Thomas Jones (1st, 0 on in 4th inning off Scotty Sunitsch, 1 out)

WP: Manuel Rodriguez (1-0)

LP: Scotty Sunitsch (1-3)

SAVE: Alberto Guerrero (1)

TIME: 2:16

ATTN: NA


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