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Sep 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) throws against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) throws against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 23, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais (9) talks during batting practice before a game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais (9) talks during batting practice before a game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

A Clinton Lumberjacks

The Lumberjacks used a complete team effort all season long to demolish the competition. They used their collective effort to cruise to the California League semi-final, but would lose there.

For the Lumberjacks, it was an successful team year. No one player stood out. Anchored

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offensively by Alex Jackson and Logan Taylor’s power, Dalton Kelly’s speed and Chris Mariscal’s consistent hitting, the Lumberjacks could muster enough runs to win a lot of games.

The team won the Midwest League Western Division by 7.5 games with a record of 86-54.

Meanwhile, the rotation was excellent. Clinton had six starters who had an ERA of under three by seasons end. They were lead by, Luis Gohara who finished 5-2 with an ERA of 1.82.

However, their arms from the pen helped back up the starters late in games too. Clinton had three players, Darin Gillies, Spencer Herrmann and Robin Pierce who all threw in at least twenty games and had an ERA under 2.00.

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