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16-Run Comeback Gives Farm Club 20-17 Win in Extra Innings

Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:23 AM

By Michael Mullins

A 16-run comeback Wednesday night during a Midwest League baseball team reaffirmed the age-old adage "it's never over till it's over."

The Clinton LumberKings, a Class A affiliate baseball team for the Seattle Mariners, scored 16 runs in four innings to overcome a 17-1 deficit against the Anaheim Angels before eventually beating the California team 20-17 in extra innings, Syracuse.com reported.

"That is a crazy win. I've never been a part of something like that," LumberKings Manager Scott Steinmann told MILB.com. "They weren't giving up. They stayed in it the whole time."

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One of the comeback's big heroes was Justin Seager, who had four hits for his seven at bats during the game with two RBIs and three runs scored. In the top of the 12th inning, it was Seager whose groundout drove the run that put his team on top for good, MILB.com noted.

"That was my whole focus, to make sure I get the run in. I just wanted to make sure I get the run, whatever happened -- I didn't care if I got a hit or a grounder or whatever," Seager told MILB.com. "I didn't really crush it like some of the other balls I hit tonight, but I did get to do my job and help the team then."

Another LumberKings' hero in the remarkable comeback win was Lonnie Kauppila, who went three for six with three runs batted in. Additionally, being a pitcher, Kauppila held the Anaheim Angels to no runs when he came on as a reliever in extra innings.

"Being up by one and knowing I was going to have to pitch when I haven't pitched in five years, I really wanted to get us some extra runs," Kauppila told MILB.com referring to Seager's groundout RBI. "I was really glad that I was able to get that hit."

"I just wanted to throw strikes. After the first guy, I pretty much knew they were taking first-pitch strikes. I just had to continue to throw strikes after that," Kauppila added. "I knew our defense could pretty much catch anything, so I was pretty confident."

Comebacks apparently aren't new for the LumberKings, who this past Saturday similar came back from a five run deficit to beat Wisconsin 16-13 in the ninth inning.

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