Sunday, September 6, 2009

9/6, Quad City 1, Cougars 4

The Cougars would bring home a win in game two of the series against the Quad City Rivers Bandits 4-1 in the next to the last game of the regular season.

Matheiu Leblanc-Poirier pitched well in six innings of work, he gave up five hits and one run. He walked three and struck out four. He also threw to wild pitches. Trey Barham would come in an pitch the last three innings for the save, giving up only two hits.

The Cougars got on the board first in the second inning with two runs. Tyler Ladendorf led off with a single to left. Franklin Hernandez then tripled down the right field line to bring home Ladendorf. Dusty Napoleon would walk, and get to second on a wild pitch. One out later, Connor Crumbliss walked to load the bases. Leonardo Gil would then hit into a fielder's choice. On the play Crumbliss would be out at second, the reason it was a fielder's choice and not a double play is that Gil beat the relay throw. Also on the play Hernandez would score.

The Bandits answered in the next half inning with a run of their own. With one out, D'Marcus Ingram walked then stole second. Jason Stidham then doubled to right center. Crumbliss had trouble picking up the ball, allowing Ingram to score.

Kane County would score on more run of their own int he fourth inning. Hernadnez led off with a single to left, he then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. One out later, Juan Nunez grounded one to third. The third baseman and the shortstop could'nt decide who should take it so the third baseman got the error and Hernandez came in to score.

The last run of the game for the Cougars came in the seventh inning. Nunez led off with a single to right. He would then steal second and get to third on a throwing error by the catcher. One out later, Gil would reach on a droped third strike, wild pitch. On the wild pitch Nunez would score.

The Cougars had one more good chance to score in the game, in the first inning. With one out, Gil nubbed one in front of the plate for a single. Steve Parker then reached on an error by the first baseman. On the play the ball went under his glove, Gil would make it to thrid. First and third with one out, Bandit start Jorge Rondon would then strike out Mike Spina looking, and get Jeremy Barfield swingin to get out of trouble.

Leblanc-Poirier also had some trouble in the game to get out of. In the second inning with one out, Rich Racobaldo walked, he would get to second on a wild pitch. Robert Stack then singled to right. On the play Racobaldo tried to score and would be gunned out by Barfield in right. In the sixth inning, Jermaine Curtis hit one that bounced against the wall in left center. It was originally ruled a homerun, but would be later changed to a double. Xavier Scruggs then singled to left. Racobaldo would ground one to third, the Cougars would get Curtis in a run down and tag him out for the first out. Stack then popped out and Ryde Rodriguez ground into a force out.

Tomorrow vs Quad City @1pm
Shelby Miller (0-0, 0.00) vs Scott Deal (1-3, 3.57)

Miller is the St. Louis Cardinals first round pick from this year.

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