Saturday, April 17, 2010

4/17, Cedar Rapids 14, Cougars 6

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)

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