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LumberKings lose Midwest League finals

September 14, 2019

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Marlins prospects in the Minor Leagues:

Here’s a look at the top performances of the past week by Marlins prospects in the Minor Leagues:

AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
AL Central CLE, CWS, DETKC, MIN
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WSH
NL Central CHC, CIN, MIL, PIT, STL
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
Top prospect performers

Top 30 Prospects | Complete prospect stats | Draft stats

Saturday, Sept. 14: LumberKings swept in finals
Class A Clinton’s season came to a close Saturday night as the LumberKings dropped Game 3 of the Midwest League Championship Series to South Bend.

The LumberKings lost, 5-0, and the game was never really in doubt as Cubs prospect Riley Thompson struck out 10 over five no-hit innings. Clinton broke up the no-hit bid in the sixth inning, but the offense finished with just two hits all game. Saturday's prospect stats »

Thursday, Sept. 12: LumberKings fall in extra innings
Class A Clinton lost 3-2 to South Bend on Thursday night and now trails 2-0 in the best-of-five Midwest League Championship Series. However, the team does return home for the final three games, so perhaps there is still some home-field magic in store for the Marlins’ affiliate.

Jose Devers (No. 11) and Will Banfield (No. 20) were each 2-for-5 at the plate, but a combination of six South Bend pitchers -- led by starter Faustino Carrera -- held the LumberKings to just two runs, despite yielding 11 hits.

Jake Walters turned in a solid start for Clinton as he gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings and the bullpen kept the game tied through nine.

A rain delay halted play after nine innings, but once the game resumed, it didn’t take long before Cubs No. 6 prospect Cole Roederer sent the hometown fans happy as he scored the game-winner on a wild pitch. Thursday's prospect stats »

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Clinton drops first game of finals
The Class A Clinton LumberKings dropped the opening game of their Midwest League Championship Series on Wednesday, 3-1, to South Bend. The LumberKings wasted little time getting on the board as Christopher Torres and No. 11 prospect Jose Devers opened the game with back-to-back doubles, with Devers’ bringing a run home. That was all that Clinton could put together offensively, though, against the rehabbing Kendall Graveman and a strong bullpen effort from South Bend.

Clinton managed just five hits and a pair of walks, including a 2-for-4 day with two singles from Evan Edwards, the only LumberKings batter to reach base more than once. Game 2 of the best-of-five series goes on Thursday in South Bend, with the remaining games, following an off-day on Friday, all scheduled in Clinton beginning on Saturday. Wednesday's prospect stats »

Monday, Sept. 9: Clinton advances to MWL Finals
No. 20 prospect Will Banfield started the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning and finished 2-for-5 as Class A Clinton defeated Cedar Rapids, 6-2, to advance to the Midwest League finals. Banfield’s single plated Kameron Misner (No. 10), who failed to collect a hit, going 0-for-3, but scored a team-high three runs.

Bubba Hollins hit a two-out, two-run triple off the wall in left field in the top of the seventh to cap a 2-for-4 performance, while Christopher Torres went 2-for-3 with two singles, a stolen base, two walks and a run scored from the leadoff spot.

Clinton will now square off with South Bend in the MWL finals, with Game 1 of the series slated for Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET in South Bend. Monday's prospect stats »