Friday, April 30, 2010
The Cougars were no hit tonight by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, losing the game 3-0 to even their record at 11-11 for the season. This is the first time since July 9th of 2003 in game 2 of the doubleheader in Clinton that the Cougars were no hit. 7/9/03 G2.
They would leave eight men on base as they did walk five times in the game. The diffrence in the game was the pitching from both sides. Fabio Martinez started for the Kernels and had the first five innings. He walked three and struck out nine. Kyle Hurst then came in and pitched the next two innings, walking two and striking out two. Mike Kenney then came in and pitched the final two innings to record his first save of the season. He struck out three hitters. Ian Krol started for the Cougars and was really good, he threw six innings, giving up four hits. He did not give up a run and struck out five. Jonathan Joseph then came in and went an inning and a third and gave up three hits and three runs. The first run of the game came in the seventh inning for the Kernels against Joseph. With one out, Luis Jimenez doubled to right. One out later, Eric Oliver would be hit by a pitch. Casey Haerther then singled to right to score Jimenez. Joseph would get Adam Younger looking to end the inning. The other two runs the Kernels would score came in the eighth inning. Mike Trout led off with a single to right center. Trout would then steal second base, after the throw from catcher Max Stassi went off of short stop Mike Gilmartin's glove. One out later, Jean Segura struck out. Stassi couldn't get the ball cleanly so he had to throw to first to get the strikeout. He bounced the throw, allowing Segura to reach and Trout to get to third. A wild pitch would move Segura to second, before an interntional walk to Carlos Ramirez loaded the bases with only one out. Josh Lansford then came on in relief. He would get Jimenez to pop out to right for the second out. Oliver then blooped one to the right field line that fell in front of Rashun Dixon. Trout and Segura would score. Ramirez would be out trying to score to end the inning. Leaving eight men on base didn't help the Cougars cause tonight. Tyreace House was left on after a one out walk, and stolen base in the first. In the second, Connor Crumbliss and House both walked with two outs but would be stranded. In the fourth inning with two outs, Max Stassi reached on an error by the third baseman. Dixon was then hit by a pitch, unfortunalty Franklin Hernandez grounded out to first to end the inning. The fifth inning the Cougars would get a runner to third. With one out, Crumbliss walked then stole second. One out later, Kent Walton reached on an error, allowing Crumbliss to get to third. Leonardo Gil would then strike out to end the inning. Stassi walked with one out in the sixth, but would be erased on a caught stealing. Mike Gilmartin walked with one out in the seventh but would go no where. Cedar Rapids had more chances to score, but some nice pitching by Krol got the Cougars out of trouble. In the first inning, Matt Long reached on a single to second. Long would be picked off of first, but would be credited with a stolen base. Gilmartin missed the tag at second. In the fourth inning, Long led off the inning with a double down the right field line, he tried to get a triple and would be out on a relay throw from Crumbliss. In the fifth inning Krol had to battle out of a big jam. Jimenez led off with a single to left. Randall Grichuk then reached on a fielder's choice, with Jimenez being out at second, he would beat the throw back to first for the double play. Oliver then singled to left. Krol would then be able to get Haerther to ground into the inning ending double play. In the sixth inning with two outs the Kernels would get another runner on base. Long reached on an error by Hernandez at first. Segura would hit into an inning ending force play at second to let Krol off the hook. The loss breaks the Cougars four game winning streak.
Next Game 5/1 @ Cedar Rapids, 2pm Notes-Jonathan Joseph was activated from the disabled list today. A.J. Huttenlocker was placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. Trevor Cahil was promoted to Oakland Tyler Ladendorf and Dusty Napoleon were both sent from Stockton to Sacramento Josh Horton was activated from the disabled list and sent from Midland to Stockton This was the first time that there were two no- hitters in the Midwest League on the same night since 7/10/87. Peoria no hit Clinton tonight. Peoria and Cedar Rapids were also the teams that pitched the no-hitters back then.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Cougars would get swept out of Peoria, and extend their four game losing streak tonight, as they lost 6-4. They left seven men on base.
Justin Marks started for the Cougars, he lasted four innings, giving up six hits and five runs. His first and third innings were perfect, the other two were not as good. He walked two and struck out three. Marks also had a wild pitch. The story of the game though was the Chiefs starter Su-Min Jung, who still has not allowed a earned run in his three wins. He went five innings, giving up three hits, and no runs. He walked two and struck out four, three of those looking. Kane County got most of their runs again in the ninth inning. They would score three times against Chief reliever Cory Martin. Max Stassi led off the inning with a single to left. Anthony Aliotti and Leonardo Gil both walked, which would load the bases. Juan Nunez would strike out. Nino Leyja grounded out to second, on the play Stassi would score. Connor Crumbliss then singled up the middle to score both Aliotti and Gil. At this point the Cougars were down two, with the tying run up to bat. The Chiefs then brought in their closer, James Leverton. He would strike out Tyreace House looking to end the game. The Chiefs would lead off the scoring in the game in the second inning off of Marks. Greg Rohan led off the inning with a walk. Richard Jones then singled to right. Jovan Rosa would then doubled to right center to score Rohan. On the play, the relay throw in from Gil would get past Stassi. Marks forgot to back up the catcher. On the error by Gil for the throw home, Jones would score. One out later, Jesus Morelli singled to right to score Rosa. Marks would get out of the inning with a double play. Rohan also led off the fourth inning, this time with a double to left, he would get to third on a wild pitch. Marks then struck out, Jones and got Rosa to ground out to keep Rohan at third. Alvaro Ramirez then singeld to right to score Rohan. Morelli walked, and Jose Valdez then singled to right center to score Ramirez. The last run for the Chiefs came in the sixth. Rosa singled to right. Ramirez singled to left, and Morelli singled to center to load the bases. By then A.J. Huttenlocker had come in for his second inning of relief. He would strike out Valdez looking. Huk-Ju Lee then reached on a fielder's choice. On the play, Morelli would be out at second and Rosa would score. The Cougars scored their first run of the game in the seventh inning off of Chief releiver Ronny Morla. With one out, Anthony Aliotti singled up the middle. He would get to third on two wild pitches. One out later, Juan Nunez reached on a error by the third baseman. On the play the ball went off his glove, Aliotti would score. That would be all of the scoring in the game but not all of the chances. In the first the Cougars stranded House at second after a single up the middle and a steal of second. In the second Aliotti was stranded at first after a one out single. The fourth inning was frustrating, as both Rashun Dixon and Stassi both walked with one out. Aliotti would then hit into a inning ending double play. A leadoff single by Gil in the fifth would lead to nothing. In the eighth inning with one out, House reached on a fielder's chocie. He would get to third before being stranded there. The Cougars would walk five times with only the two walks in the ninth coming around to score. The Cougars would strike out ten times, four times to end innings. Five of those strike outs were looking. Next Game 4/23 @ Clinton 6:30 Ian Krol (0-1, 6.52) vs Jimmy Gilheeney (1-1, 2.93)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Three straight losses for the Cougars, as they would lose to the Peoria Chiefs 4-2 this morning.
Kane County got out to a early 1-0 lead in the second ininng. Max Stassi led off with a walk, he then would get to third on two stright wild pitches. One out later, Leonardo Gil singled to right to score Stassi. The only other run the Cougars would score came in the sixth when Rashun Dixon hit his first homerun of the season. This to left field with one out. Besides those two innings the Cougars had a couple of other chances in the game. In the fourth inning, Dixon would lead off with a single to center. Two groundouts later, he would get to third. Gil then struck out to end the inning. In the fifth, Mike Gilmartin led off with a single to center. Tyreace House would be out on batters interference, after putting down a bunt. Connor Crumbliss and Kent Walton both struck out to end the inning. Chiefs start Ken McNutt pitched great, actually the bullpen of Steve Grife and Jordan Lathan also pitched well also. McNutts went five innings, giving up five hits and one run. In the seventh inning the Cougars would get two walks and strand both of them. The eighth inning would start out with a Myrio Richard single to left. Two outs later, Anthony Aliotti walked. Gil would then strike out to end the threat. In the ninth the Cougars would get two runners on with a walk and a hit by pitch. Richard would strike out to end the game. Chris Mederos pitched well again for the Cougars. He went into the sixth inning, giving up six hits and two runs. He would have to get out of some trouble though. In the second inning with one out, Justin Bour singled to right, a wild pitch would move him to second. Mario Mercedes then walked. Richard Jones hit into a fielder's choice, on the play Mercedes would be out at second. A wild pitch moved Jones to second, while Bour held on at third. Mederos then would strike out George Matheus to end the inning. Peoria scored two runs in the sixth inning. Logan Watkins led off with a single to third. Matt Cerda then singled to right. Greg Rohan would then double to left to score Watkins. Bour grounded out to score Cerda. The Cougars would then make a pitching change and bring in Connor Hoehn. He would strike out the next two hitters to get out of the inning. Hoehn would take the loss in the game as he went two and two thirds innings, giving up one hit and two runs. The game deciding runs came in the seventh inning for the Chiefs. With one out, Jesus Morelli was hit by a pitch. Jose Valdez then walked. One out later, Cerda singled to left to score both Morelli and Valdez. Cerda would get to second on the throw home, and would be out at third to end the inning but the damage was already done. Next Game 4/22 @ Peoria, 6:30 Justin Marks (0-1, 10.13) vs Su-Min Jung (2-0, 0.00)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
What a messy game tonight turned out to be, the Cougars would get seven runs, ten hits and ten walks and lose. 14 strikeouts and six errors did not help much. Plus the Peoria Chiefs scored eight runs and got 14 hits, in a 8-7 eleven inning game.
Things looked great for the Cougars untill the bottom of the fourth inning when the Chiefs offense would start to get on track. Dan Straily started for the Cougars and lasted into the fifth inning. He would give up seven hits and six runs. Only four of those runs were earned, he walked three and struck out four. Bo Schults and Josh Lansford would give up the other runs. The offense was lead by Connor Crumbliss who had three hits and two walks. Juan Nunez also had two hits and one walk. Peoria got the first run in the game in the first inning off of Straily. Hak-Ju Lee led off with a single to left center. Logan Watkins then singled to center. Matt Cerda would reach on a fielder's choice. On the play Crumbliss go thte ball and threw to shortstop Mike Gilmartin for the force out of Watkins. Only problem is Gilmartin droped the ball, which would load the bases. One out later, Justin Bour hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Lee. The Cougars would break away with five runs in the fourth inning sending eleven men to the plate. With one out, Rashun Dixon singled to shrot. One out later, Leonardo Gil and Gilmartin both walked, which would load the bases. Juan Nunez hit into a fielder choice, on the play the third baseman got beat to the base by Gil, and Dixon scored. Crumbliss would then single to left center to score Gil and Gilmartin. Peoria would then bring in a reliever, Tim Clubb came in for starter Jeff Antigua. Tyreace House greated him with a single up the middle to score Nunez. Myrio Richard then singled to left to score Crumbliss. Max Stassi then walked to reload the bases. Dixon then grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning. Things were looking very good for the Cougars untill the bottom of the inning when they gave back three of those runs. Bour led off with a walk. Mario Mercedes then singled to right. Bour would make it to third on an error by right fielder Dixon. Mercedes would be out at second trying to advance on the error. Richard Jones then doubled off the left field wall to score Bour. Alvaro Ramirez hit one to left, that left fielder House misplayed allowing Ramirez to get to second Jose Valdez grounded out to second to allow Jones to score and Ramirez to get to third. Lee then tried to use a squeeze play to get Ramirez in from third. He would bunt through the ball and Nunez threw to third. The throw from Nunez went into left field allowing Ramirez to score. Kane County did come back with two more runs in the fifth inning. Chris Affinito led off the inning with a walk. Gil then doubled down the left field line to get Affinito to third. One out later, the Chiefs would make a pitching change. Andres Quezada came in for Tim Clubb. Quezada promtly walked Nunez to load the bases. Crumbliss would then hit one back to the pitcher that he wouldn't be able to field properly. Affinito scored and the bases remained loaded. House then walked to force in Gil. The way the day went for the Cougars, Richard then hit into an inning ending double play. The misplays continued in the bottom of the inning for the Cougars as the Chiefs would score twice more. Watkins led off the inning with a walk. Nunez would get Watkins picked off of first base, the only problem is the throw went into right field. Watkins moved to second then would get to third one out later on a wild pitch. Greg Rohan singled to right to score Watkins. Bo Schultz then came in for Straily. Bour greated him with a ball that fell on the warning track in right field. Dixon couldn't find the ball. Rohan would only get to third and Bour made second. Mercedes then grounded out to score Rohan. At that point the score was 7-6 in favor of the Cougars. The Chiefs tied the game up in the seventh. With two outs. Schults struck out looking the first two hitters of the inning. Rohan then walked. Bour singled to left. Mercedes then singled to right to score Rohan. Josh Lansford came in for the eleventh inning. Jose Valdez led off the inning with a single to second. Lee then tried to bunt him over, he would pop up the bunt to third. Gil then threw to first and got Valdez doubled off. Watkins would walk. Cerda then doubled down the left field line to score Watkins who got the ball out of the glove of Nunez at home plate to win the game for the Chiefs. The Cougars had plenty of chances thoughout the game. They got two walks in the first inning but a caught stealing and a inning ending strikeout by Max Stassi stranded the one walk still left on. In the second inning a one out walk to Affinito would be erased by a double play. In the third inning the Cougars got two more runners on base. This time with two one out singles. After that a strikeout and a fly out ended it. The next best chance was in the eleventh for the Cougars. Richard led off with a single to left. Stassi then reached on a fielder's choice, with Richard out at second. Dixon would do the same thing with a fielder's choice. Dixon then grounded out to first. Hector Garcia pitched great out of the pen tonight. He went three innings, giving up two hits and getting one strike out. In the eighth he had to get out of some self inflicted trouble. Ramirez bunted one back to him, Garcia fielded the ball then fell down and threw it to first. The ball would get away as Ramirez was coming into first. Ramirez made it all the way to third on the error. Two outs later, Ramirez would be caught off of third by Nunez to end the inning. In the tenth inning Garcia again had to get out of trouble. Bour led off with a single to right. He would then be pitch run for by Jesus Morelli. Mercedes put down the sacrifice bunt to move Morelli over. Jones then grounded one to first to move Morelli to third. Ramirez then flew to left to end the inning. The Chiefs bullpen of Andres Quezada, Corey Martin, Jeff Beliveau and James Leverton did a nice job of holding the Cougars down. They combined to go 6.2 innings, giving up three hits and walking three. They also struck out seven Cougars. They retired 19 of the last 22 Cougars they faced. Next Game 4/21 @ Peoria, 10:30 am Chris Mederos (1-1, 0.71) vs Trey McNutt (1-0, 1.00)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Giving up three runs in the tenth inning to the Cedar Rapids Kernels would lead to a loss for the Kane County Cougars, 6-3. The Cougars droped the third game of the series, and were 5-4 on the nine game homestand.
Rob Gilliam pitched well, he went six innings, giving up three hits and two unearned runs. He walked one and struck out four. The first run of the game came in the first inning for the Kernels off of Gilliam. Mike Trout led off with a single to short. Matt Long then hit a grounder to first. First baseman Franklin Hernandez tried to get the lead runner Trout and threw the ball into right field. On the play Trout made it to third and Long was safe at first. Jean Segura would hit into a double play, on the play Trout would score. The second run of the game for the Kernels again came on an errant throw by Hernandez. Adam Younger led off the sixth inning with a double to left. Trout would then put down a sacrifice bunt towards the first base side. Hernandez got the ball and tried to throw it to the second baseman Connor Crumbliss who was covering first. The ball would get away, and Younger would be able to score. Gilliam did a nice job to hold the Kernels right there. Long would then put down a bunt to move Trout to second. One out later, Jose Jimenez walked to put runners on first and third with two outs. Luis Jimenez then flew out to center to end the threat. The great part is after a half inning where they made an error that cost them a run, the Cougars would put up three runs in the next half inning. With one out, Myrio Richard doubled to left, he would then steal third. Both Max Stass and Rashun Dixon walked to load the bases. Chris Affinito would then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Richard. Hernandez would double to left to score both Stassi and Affinito. Mike Gilmartin and Leonardo Gil both walked which loaded the bases again, this time with two outs. Kernels reliever David Carpenter would strike out Crumbliss to end the inning. Cedar Rapids came back for another run in the seventh inning off of Ryan Quigley. Randall Grichuk led off the inning with a double to left. Eric Oliver then reached on a fielder's choice, on the play, Grichuk would be out at third. Michael Wing and Adam Younger both walked, which would load the bases. Trout then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Oliver. That is the way the game would stay untill the tenth inning. In the tenth, Jose Guzman came on to pitch for the Cougars. With one out, Long singled to right. Segura then singled to right, then stole second. Jose Jimenez walked to load the bases. Luis Jimenez then would hit a triple to center, to clear the bases. Guzman would be able to strand Jimenez at third, after a strike out and a line out. Next Game 4/20, at Peoria, 6:30 Dan Straily (1-0, 3.38) vs Jeff Antigua (0-0, 3.60)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Cougars offense would come alive late in the game to beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels 5-3. They scored one run in the sixth and four in the seventh. The Kernels starter Garrett Richards pitch well and the Cougars really couldn't get anything going while he was in the game.
Richards pitched into the sixth inning, he gave up three hits and one run. His main problem was five walks, he also struck out eight. The Cougars had a couple of chances off of him, in the third inning, Leonardo Gil then singled to short. Connor Crumbliss would single to left. One out later, Kent Walton struck out, and on strike three got in the way of the catcher. This while Crumbliss was trying to steal second, so Crumbliss was called out on batters interference. Kane County was able to start to get to Richards in the sixth inning. With one out, Rashun Dixon walked. Max Stassi then singled to left. Anthony Aliotti then followed with a walk to load the bases. The Kernels would then make a pitching change, C.J. Bressoud came in an walked Mike Gilmartin to force in Dixon to tie the game. Tyreace House would pop up to center, and Gil grounded one to first to let the Kernels off the hook. The big inning for the Cougars came in the seventh inning when they scored four runs. Crumbliss led off with a walk. Walton then singled on a bunt towards first. Myrio Richard would sacrifice then over, on the play the pitcher Bressoud threw the ball into left field trying to get Crumbliss at third. Crumbliss would score, Walton would get to third and Richard went to second. One out later, Stassi blooped a single down the right field line, on a check swing. on the play both Walton and Richard scored. Aliotti then singled to right on a hit and run play to get Stassi to third. Gilmartin woudl then hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Stassi. Ian Krol started for the Cougars and was that bad, he went four innings, giving up three hits and one run. He walked one and struck out four. In the first inning he would give up his one run. Mike Trout led off the game with a triple to right. On the play Rashun Dixon misplayed the ball to turn it into a triple. Matt Long then hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Trout. The only other real threat for the Kernels came in the ninth when they would score two other runs against reliever Jose Guzman. Guzman led off his outing by hitting Carlos Ramirez. Luis Jimenez then reached on a fielder's choice, with Guzman being out at second. One out later, Eric Oliver singled to center. Casey Haerther would reach on an error by shortstop Gilmartin. Jimenez scored and Oliver went to second. Kevin Ramos then blooped a single just in front of Richard in center. Ramos took a wide turn at first and would be thrown out to end the game at first. Connor Hoehn and A.J. Huttenlocker did a nice job out of the pen. Hoehn went three shutout innings, giving up just one walk and getting four strike outs. Huttenlocker then came in for an inning, he walked one. Next Game 4/19 vs Cedar Rapids Tyler Skaggs (0-1, 1.80) vs Rob Gilliam (0-1, 8.31)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Well this was a very ugly game for the Cougars, as almost nothing went right for them. The Cedar Rapids Kernels would beat them 14-6, and it could've been a lot worse. 2 hit by pitches, 1 wild pitch, 1 balk, 9 walks, 15 hits against, along with 2 errors will not win you a ballgame.
Justin Marks started for the cougars and really didnt have much. He lasted into the fourth inning. Giving up six hits and nine runs. Also four walks and four strike outs. Plus he hit two Kernels, and had a wild pitch. Cedar Rapids started things off in the second inning with four runs. Carlos Ramirez led it off by being hit by a pitch. Luis Jimenez then followed with a single to right. Randell Grichuk doubled down the lefft field line to score both Ramirez and Jimenez. Eric Oliver then took the second pitch he saw out of the park for a two run homer. The Cougars followed with three runs of their own in the third inning. Leonardo Gil led off with a single down the left field line. Nino Leyja and Connor Crumbliss both walked to load the bases. Kent walton then hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Gil. One out later, Rashun Dixon then tripled to left center to score both Leyja and Crumbliss. In the fourth inning the Kernels blew the game open with five runs. Randall Grichuk singled to right. Eric Oliver then singled to right. Casey Haerther would pop up a bunt for the first out. Adam younger walked to load the bases. Mike Trout would walk, to force in Grichuk. Matt Long was then hit by a pitch to force in oliver. Jean Segura would then hit a ball off of Marks' glove towards second base for an infield single. On the play Younger and Trout scored. The Cougars then brought in Josh Lansford to pitch. He would give up a single to right center to score Long. More runs for the Kernels in the sixth as they scored three more times. Segura doubled off of Rashun Dixon's glove, in which Dixon dove and missed. Carlos Ramiez followed with a walk. The Cougars then made another pitching change, as Bo schultz came in for Lansford. Jimenez singled to right to load the bases. Grichuk then reached on an error by Connor Crumbliss, on the play Segura would score and the bases would remain loaded. Eric Oliver then grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the inning, on the play Ramirez scored. Haerther would then single to right to score Jimenez. Schultz would get out of the inning with a ground out. Three more runs for the Cougars in the seventh. Tyreace House led it off with a single to left center. Gil then singled to center. Leyja would reach on a fielder's choice. On the play it would've been a double play, but on the throw to the shortstop by the second baseman, the shortstop droped the ball and the bases loaded. Crumbliss followed with walk to force in House. walton would then single to left center to score both Gil and Leyja. The game already seemed like it was put away but the Kernels would score two more runs in the eighth. Ramirez led off the inning with a walk. Jimenez then reached on a fielder's choice with Ramirez being out at second. Grichuk then singled to left. Oliver singled to right to load the bases. Haerther would bloop a single to center to score Jimenez. One out later, Trout singled to third to score Grichuk. The only time they would not score with a good chance was in the fifth inning when they would load the bases off of Lansford. With one out, Oliver walked. Haerther then doubled off the right field wall. Younger would pop out to second for the second out. Trout walked to load the bases. Lansford would then be able to get Long to strike out looking to get out of trouble. Next Game 4/18 vs Cedar Rapids, 1pm Garrett Richards (0-0, 0.82) vs Ian Krol (0-1, 9.53)
Friday, April 16, 2010
The Cougars would be out hit 11-6, and leave ten men on base. They lost 6-0 to the Beloit Snappers. The main reason they lost was the long ball, as they would give up two of them in the game.
Chris Mederos would take the loss, but really pitched well, and if he had gotten some run support he could've gotten a win. He went six and two thirds innings, giving up three hits and one run. He walked one and struck out five. He had a no hitter going into the fourth inning. The hit he gave up was a bloop in which right fielder Rashun Dixon misplayed a ball, then had to try to make a late diving catch. Mederos would walk a hitter in the first. He also gave up a bloop single in the sixth. The seventh inning the Cougars would give up one run. With two innings, Angel Morales doubled to right center off of Mederos. The Cougars then brought in Ryan Quigley, who would give up a bloop single to left to Wang Wei Lin to score Morales. Beloit had a chance to score in the eighth inning with two outs. Brian Dozier singled to left, thenhe would steal both second and third. Derek McCallum would strike out to end the inning. Quigley had a lot of problems in the ninth. Danny Rams led off the inning with a double off the right field wall. He would be pitch run for by Reggie Williams. Michael Gonzalez then hit his third homer of the series, and his second in two days over the right field deck. Angel Morales singled back to the mound, then mound, then would steal second. Lin singled to short. Josmil Pinto hammered one over the scoreboard in left center for a three run homer. The Cougars did have runners on base in the game and some opportunities. In the fourth inning the Cougars left the bases loaded. Myrio Richard led off the inning with a single to right. Two outs later, Rashun Dixon singled back to the mound, and Mike Gilmartin walked. Juan Nunez then lined one back to the mound to end the inning. In the fifth inning, Kent Walton hit a double down the left field line. The Snappers then made a pitching change, Richard would ground out to end the inning. In the eighth inning with two outs, Richard doubles just over the head of the left fielder, then he went to third on a throwing error by the left fielder. The Snappers then made a pitching change. Chris Affinito grounded out to end the inning. The ninth inning the Cougars would leave the bases loaded. With one out, Dixon reached on an error by the third baseman. Gilmartin then walked, and Nunez blooped one to center to load the bases. Leonardo Gil struck out for the second out. Connor Crumbliss would ground one to first to end the game. Kane County is now 5-4 on the season, and 1-4 in night games. They lose the series against Beloit. Tomorrow's Game vs Cedar Rapids, 5 pm Tyler Kehrer (0-0, 0.00) vs Justin Marks (0-0, 0.00)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
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Monday, April 12, 2010
A three game winning streak for the Cougars, as they beat the Burlington Bees 7-2. With six runs in the first three innings, they never looked back.
The most damage came in the first inning for the Cougars as they would score four runs. Connor Crumbliss led off with a doubled to center. One out later, Kent Walton and Chris Affinito both walked which loaded the bases. Max Stassi then came up and blooped a single to center to score both Crumbliss and Walton. Anthony Aliotti would follow with a double to left to score Affinito. A ground out by Rashun Dixon would allow Stassi to score the final run of the inning. That should've been all that the Cougars really needed. The only problem was that they had three errors and walked five. The biggest problem came in the third inning when the defense let down Cougar starter Justin Marks. Gerard Hall led off by reaching on an error by the third baseman Leonardo Gil. Ryan Stovall then reached on a fielder's choice. Crumbliss got the ball at second and had no play, this led to runners on first and second with nobody out. Two outs later, William Myers walked to load the bases. Rene Oriental then singled to center to score both Hall and Stovall. Myers would get ot third and Oriental to second on a bobble error by centerfielder Myrio Richard. Marks then got Joey Lewis to fly to center to end the inning. At this point it was still a 4-2 game. Kane County would be able to answer those two runs the Bees had just scored in the bottom of the inning with two of their own. With one out, Stassi reached on an error by the third baseman, in which Stassi would be awarded second. Aliotti then doubled to center to score Stassi. Dixon would follow with a single to center to score Aliotti. Mike Gilmartin singled to right. A wild pitch would move both runners up into scoring position. Bee starter Bryan Paukovits then would be able to strike out Gil to end the inning. The Cougars would score once more, in the eighth inning. With one out, Gilmartin reached on an error by the second baseman, then stole second. Gil singled to center, Gilmartin would make third. Crumbliss followed by reaching on a fielder's choice. On the play, Gil would be out at second, and Gilmartin would score. Both bullpens did great work, for the Bees, Nicholas Wooley pitched four one hit innings. He gave up a lead off double to Walton in the seventh, and a walk to Walton in the fourth. Besides that he struck out four, and held the Cougars in check. Connor Hoehn did some great work for the Cougars. He went three and one third innings, giving up one hit, one walk and striking out five. Hoehn had to get out of a jam right away. Marks had started the fifth inning, he gave up a leadoff bunt single to Hilton Richardson. Deivy Bautista then reached on a fielder's choice, with Richardson being out at second. Myers would single to left. One out later, Lewis walked, which loaded the bases. That is when Hoehn came in and got Carlo Testa to pop out to short to get out of trouble. Next Game Tomorrow vs Burlington at Noon John Lamb (0-1, 2.25) vs Ian Krol (0-1, 4.91)
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Chris Mederos pitched one great game today, as he went six innings, giving up four hits and one unearned run for the win. The Cougars won 10-1 over the Burlington Bees for their second win in a row. The highligh offensivley was a six run seventh inning, with Kent Walton hitting a grand slam.
Mederos didnt give up his first hit untill two outs in the second. he really only got into trouble twice in the game. One time he was able to get out of it in the fourth and in the sixth he gave up a run on a fielder's choice. In the fourth inning, Wil Myers led off with a single to short, the throw was high. Joey lewis then walked. Carlo Testa bunted the runners over to second and third. Mederos would then be able to get Ryan Stovall looking for the second out. Jose Bonilla then walked to load the bases. Allen Caldwell grounded out to first to allow Mederos to get out of the inning. Myers led off the sixth inning by reaching on a fielding error by Leonardo Gil at third. He would then steal second, on the strikeout of Lewis. Testa walked and Ryan Stovall then singled to left to load the bases. Jose Bonilla then reached on a fielder's choice, with Stovall being out at second and Myers scoring. The Cougars got off to a good start in the game and never were behind. In the first, Connor crumbliss led off with a single to right center. Myrio Richard then singled just past the first basemen into right field. Kent walton doubled just over the left fielder, to score crumbliss. Chris Affinito bounced one to the shortstop, who took the bounce off of the face to allow Richard to score. Six runs for the Cougars in the seventh, Anthony Aliotti led off with a single to left. Rashun Dixon and Mike Gilmartin both walked, which loaded the bases. Leonardo Gil then hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Aliotti. Crumbliss would then ground one in the hole at short, the third baseman got to the ball, and couldn't get it out of his glove ot get the out at second. Crumbliss would be safe on the single after the throw to first was a little late. The Bees then made a pitching change, Mike Lehmann came in for the first reliever Scott Kelley. Richard would walk which reloaded the bases. Kent Walton then hit a grand slam onto the deck in left field. The other run for the Cougars came in the eighth. With one out, Gil walked, then went to third on a wild pitch. The catcher never could find the ball. Crumbliss would ground out to short to allow Gil to score. Next Game vs Burlington at Noon Bryan Paukovits vs Justin Marks