Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/22, Cougars 4, Peoria 6

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)

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