Friday, September 4, 2009

9/4, Cougars 6, Peoria 3

The Cougars would win their final road game of the regular season, meaning that they were 35-35 on the road this season. Tonight they beat the Peoria Chiefs 6-3.

The offense came through tonigh with six runs and twelve hits. Two runs in the first and three in the sixth really helped. Jeremy Barfield and Tyler Ladendorf had three hits apiece. Connor Crumbliss, Nino Leyja all had two hits.

In the first inning with one out, Nino Leyja hit a double off of the left field wall, then stole second. Steve Parker would walk. Franklin Hernandez then reached on a fielder's choice, Parker would be out at second and Leyja scored. Jeremy Barfield then doubled down the right field line, Hernandez would make it to third. Petey Paramore walked to load the bases. Tyler Ladendorf would single to third to score Hernandez.

Cougar starter Anvioris Ramirez would give back the two runs in the second inning. Michael Brenly led off with a double to left. One out later, Jose Valdez doubled to center to score Brenly. Valdez would steal third and come home on a David Macias sacrifice fly.

Ramirez pitched five innings, giving up six hits and three runs. He would pick up his fifth win of the season. The other run he would give up came in the fifth inning. Macias led off with a double to left. Ryan Flaherty then singled to center to score Macias.

That would be the end of the offense for Peoria, as Scott Deal and Paul Smyth both pitched two scoreless innings each. Smyth still has not givin up a run as a professional.

The Cougars would not be done scoring in the game. In the sixth inning they got three more runs. Steve Parker, Franklin Hernandez and Jeremy Barfield all singled to right to load the bases. Petey Paramore would hit into a double play, Parker would score and Barfield would be out at second. The Chiefs then brought in a new pitcher, and Tyler Ladendorf greated him with a two run homer.

The final run for the Cougars came in the ninth inning, with one out Crumbliss doubled to right. Leyja then singled to left. Parker would hit a sacrifice fly to score Crumbliss.

Tomorrow vs Quad City @6pm
Kevin Thomas (6-7, 4.21) vs Shawn Haviland (6-10, 4.43)

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