In the best-of-five Texas League Championship, NW Arkansas fell to 0-2 to host Midland, dropping Game 2, 8-6.
The series now moves to NWA on Friday night with Luke Farrell on the mound. Parker Frazier is scheduled to make the start for Midland.
Clemens lasted just 2.2 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk. Matt Murray escaped the two on and two out jam in the third, but then allowed three runs in the fourth (two on a two out home run).
The Naturals fought back to cut the deficit to two runs on a Frank Schwindel two out RBI in the fifth and a Jorge Bonifacio three-run home run in the sixth.
Unfortunately, after Aroni Nina threw two two scoreless innings of relief with five strikeouts, Daniel Stumpf allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in the seventh. Mark Peterson entered with the bases loaded and allowed one run to score on a force out.
The Naturals fought back again in the ninth, scoring two runs. With a runner on second base and two outs, Raul Mondesi was called out on strikes to end the game.