Minor-league team comes back from down 16 runs to win in extras
The Low-A Clinton LumberKings scored 19 unanswered to beat the Burlington bees 20-17 in 12 innings. Yes, you read that correctly.
Consider what follows to be your undisputed box score of the night ...
Thine eyes do not deceive: The Low-A Clinton LumberKings of the Midwest League came back from down 17-1 to the Burlington Bees at the end of the fifth inning to win the game in 12. In doing so, they scored the last 19 runs of the game. Let us now utter the timeless refrain: Those bananas are smothered in coconuts!
Three other facts of note regarding this contest ...
- The save went to Lonnie Kauppila, who is an infielder.
- Robinson Cano's cousin played in this game.
- Robinson Cano's cousin is named Burt Reynolds.
Everything you know is wrong.