Down on the Farm: Cubs Minor League sweep

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Starting for the Kane County Cougars today was right-handed pitcher Juan Paniagua.

Kane County has done a great job by adding the first runs to the scoreboard and continued to do so tonight. Ben Carhart got the Cougars on the board with a RBI double to right field before David Bote lined a single to left to make it a 2-0 game.

Lake County was finally able to get on the board on a wild pitch by Paniagua to make it a 2-1 game during the third. Kane County would get some help from Yasiel Balaguert during the bottom of the fifth inning as he singled to left field to drive in two, making it 4-1 Cougars.

Jacob Rogers would make it 5-1 with a double to right field. Lake County would add another run via wild pitch but from pitcher Scott Frazier. That wild pitch by Frazier made it a 5-2 game during the top of the seventh. Still in the same inning but this time Josh Davis entered the game, as Lake County closed the game off a double by Grant Fink making it 5-4.

Davis would then allow the opposing team to tie the ball game at five a piece on a single by Richard Stock. The tie ball game wouldn’t last long as Jacob Rogers launched a three run home run to center field making it a 8-5 game. It was the first pitch of the at-bat.

We’re still in the bottom of the seventh inning when David Bote adds a home run of his own, extending the Cougars lead to 9-5. Fast forward to the top of the ninth inning with Lake County attempting to rally.

Richard Stock would double to center field off Tyler Bremer, making it 6-9 late in the game. Bremer would allow the Captains to close the gap a little more off a two run home run by Paul Hendrix, cutting Kane County’s lead to only one.

Bremer would record the final out, allowing the Cougars to walk away with the win.

Winning pitcher is Josh Davis (blown save, 1-0, 4.50 ERA), the loss was handed to Kenny Mathews (1-1, 3.00 ERA).

Final Score: Cougars 9, Captains 8.

Kane County improves to 6-3 on the season.