Clinton Lumberkings at Cedar Rapids Kernels


April 12th, 2004

Kings
Name POS AB R H RBI
Ian Kinsler SS 3 0 0 0
Dane Bubela RF 3 1 2 1
Juan Senreiso CF 4 0 0 0
Andrew Wishy LF 4 0 0 0
Josh Kreuzer DH 3 0 0 0
Kevin Richardson C 4 1 1 0
Brock Jacobsen 1B 4 0 0 0
Emerson Frostad 3B 3 0 0 0
Casey Benjamin 2B 3 0 1 0
Kernels
Name POS AB R H RBI
Quan Cosby CF 4 1 1 0
Howie Kendrick 2B 4 1 1 0
Brandon Wood SS 3 1 0 0
Bobby Wilson C 3 0 0 1
Matt Brown 3B 2 1 1 1
Caleb Maher 1B 3 0 0 1
Brandon Balkcom LF 3 0 1 1
Aaron Peel DH 3 0 1 0
Sean Rodriguez RF 3 0 0 0

Clinton 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Cedar Rapids 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X 4 5 1

E-Jacobsen, Kendrick, LOB CLI-5, CR-3, 2B-Jacobsen, Brown, HR-Bubela, CS-Kinsler, SACF-Wilson

Kings
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Tim Cunningham 3 3 3 3 1 2 L (0-1)
Joldy Watts 2 2 1 1 1 3 ND
Williams Sarmiento 3 0 0 0 0 3 ND

Kernels
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Michel Simard 5 4 2 2 2 8 W (1-0)
Allen Buckley 2.1 1 0 0 1 3 ND
Bob Zimmermann 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 SV (1)

WP-Watts, Simard
Umpires-Budahn, Daub
T-2:12, A-862

Clinton Herald

It couldn't last forever.

After opening the 2004 season baseball season with three straight wins, the Clinton Lumberkings tasted defeat for the first time Monday night.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels erupted for three runs in the first inning and held the lead the rest of the way in a 4-2 victory over the Lumberkings.

Two straigh singles and a walk loaded the bases for Cedar Rapids in it's big inning. Bobby Wilson followed with a sacrifice fly and Matt Brown knocked in two more runs with a double to left field.

Clinton scratched out a run in the third inning when Dane Bubela belted a solo homer to right with two outs. Bubela had two of Clinton's five hits on the night.

The Lumberkings added another run in the fourth. With two outs, Kevin Richardson singled to left field. He went to second on a wild pitch and scored when Brock Jacobsen doubled to left field.

However, Cedar Rapids answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth on Blake Balkcom's RBI single to right.

Michel Simard (1-0) struck out eight in five innings while picking up the win. Bob Zimmermann worked the last 1.2 innings for his first save.

In all, Cedar Rapids pitchers recorded 13 strikeouts.

Tim Cunningham (0-1), who pitched the first three innings for Clinton, was tagged with the loss.

The teams play the second game of their four game series, set tonight at 6:30pm. The series continues with games Wednesday and Thursday.