Monday, July 27, 2009

7/27, Dayton 2, Cougars 3

Three runs on five hits, that what the Cougars got today. Unlike the rest of the homestand, it was enough to score a victory. The would beat the Dayton Dragons 3-2 in the final game of the six game homestand.

Kenny Smalley pitched another good game, eventhough he gave up six hits. He only gave up one unearned run, the thing is that he walked three Dragons. He had runners on base in every inning.

Josue Selenis and David Thomas pitched scoreless frames for the Cougars. Selenis gave up two hits in his two innings. Justin Murray pitched the ninth to get the win.

The Cougars fell behind in the third inning, with two outs, Carlos Mendez singled to right. Byron Wiley then singled to right. Rigth fielder Jeremy Barfield would make an errant throw to allow Mendez to score and Wiley to get to second. Smalley then would be able to get Cody Puckett to fly out to end the inning.

Two runs for the Cougars in the next half inning, helped. Steve Parker led off by drawing a walk. Mike Spina then took one deep to left field for his third homer of the year.

The game would stay that way untill the ninth inning. Justin Murray would give up a two out solo homer to Josh Fellhauer. In the bottom half of the inning, Jeremy Barfield led off by being hit by a pitch. Dusty Napoleon then bunted him over to second. Chris Berroa drew a walk. Leonardo Gil then singled to right to drvie home Barfield to give the Cougars then win.

The game really could've gone either way, as both teams had a lot of opportunities throughout the game to break it open. In the first the Dragons had Fellhauer lead off the game with a single to left. Miguel Rojas then walked. Smalley would then get two fly outs and a ground out to end the inning. In the second inning with one out, Humberto Sosa doubled off the centerfield wall. One out later, Jordan Wideman walked. Fellhauer then lined one to right. Barfield leaped up and took away a homer to end the inning.

In the fifth, it was one of the bigger moments in the game. Rojas led off with a single down the right field line. Alex Oliveros then walked. Smalley would be able to get a double play, it almost was a triple play, but Spina at third, couldn't get the tag on the runner. The seventh inning was another big moment in the game. Fellhauer led off with a double down the right field line. Rojas then popped up a bunt to the catcher Napoleon. Dusty caught the ball then tried to double off Fellhauer at second. The throw went into center and he went to third. Cougar reliever Selenis then would be able to get two groundouts to the left side to end the inning.

The Cougars also wasted some chances. In the first inning, Leonardo Gil led off with a walk, he would be caught stealing second. Dusty Coleman then walked. Steve Parker singled to right. Spina would line out to a leaping second baseman. Franklin Hernandez then struck out. In the second inning, Petey Paramore led off the inning with a single to center. One out later, Napoleon walked. One more out later, Gil walked to load the bases. Coleman would fly out to right. In the seventh inning, Chris Berroa led off with a single to right. Gil bunted him over to second. Coleman popped out to short and Parker would be caught looking.

In the celebration of the Cougars breaking their five game losing streak, Nick the bat boy got run over by the celebrating Cougars. At least he wasn't doing the chicken dance or the ymca at the time.

Alumni News
Former Cougar Tommy Everidge has been called up to Oakland. He would be the 106th Cougar to make it to the show. Plus the eighth member of the 2005 team to make it.

Tommorrow at Cedar Rapids @6:35
Anvioris Ramirez (0-0, 0.00) vs Manaurys Correa (6-5, 3.96)

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