What better way to start off tonight’s recaps than looking to see if our red-hot Cougars were able to continue their winning ways.
Kane County would jump out to a huge lead during the first couple frames of the afternoon outing. The Cougars would put up a seven spot during the bottom of the first inning which featured a solo home run by Jacob Hannemann. It was his second long ball of the year.
The Bees would try to fight back as they were able to cut Kane County’s lead to 8-2 after three innings. But Burlington’s pitchers would not be able to stop the Cougars from plating more runs.
Starting pitcher Paul Blackburn took the mound today for the Cougars and did pretty well. Blackburn finished the game with six innings under his belt, but gave up six hits and three earned runs while striking out six batters. It wouldn’t matter, because his team gave him a comfortable enough lead to leave the game early.
The Cougars would continue to add on, plating five more runs during the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings. Jordan Hankins would double and pick up two RBIs during the bottom of the fifth to make it 12-3. Shortly after that, Will Remillard would single on a flyball to center to make it 13-3.
Winning pitcher tonight is Paul Blackburn (3-1, 3.16 ERA), losing pitcher was Ryan Etsell (2-1, 5.40 ERA).
Final Score: Cougars 13, Bees 3.
Kane County Cougars improve to 21-9 on the year.