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Clinton Crushes the Kernels 12-2

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Mike Trout and Jose Jimenez both went 3-4 and combined for six of the Kernels seven hits as the Kernels were thumped by the Clinton Lumberkings, 12-2 on Wednesday night at Perfect Game Field. Trout was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle and Jimenez had two doubles.
 
The game got off on the wrong foot as a leadoff triple by Daniel Carroll, followed by two walks loaded the bases for Kalian Sams, who smacked the third pitch he saw from Kernel starter Tyler Kehrer (0-2) over the left center wall for a grand slam.  Kehrer allowed eight runs (five earned) on seven hits, walked five and struck out four over 4.1 IP.
 
The Kernels cut the lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the first as Trout doubled, stole third and scored on a throwing error. Clinton used two three run innings to grow the lead to 12-1 as the Kernels scored a consolation run in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI by Matt Long. Clinton starter Taylor Stanton (2-1) allowed an unearned run on five hits and struck out four for the win. Mario Martinez was 2-5 with 3 RBI and Daniel Carroll went 3-5 with an RBI. 
 

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