Taking the mound today for Cougars was right-handed pitcher Tyler Skulina. The Cougars were able to get on the board first during the top of the first inning after Ben Carhart struck out swinging. Jacob Hannemann picked up his sixth stolen base of the year by stealing home plate to give Kane County the 1-0 lead.
Nobody would be able to plate a run until the bottom of the sixth inning when Bowling Green was able to tie the ball game. Johnny Field (great baseball name) hit a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in teammate Pat Blair to make it 1-1. The Hot Rods would take a one run lead during the same inning off a wild pitch by Cougars pitcher Gerardo Concepcion to make it 2-1 Bowling Green.
Kane County would then rally during the top of the ninth inning when it looked like their winning streak was going to be snapped. David Bote kicked things off with an RBI single to right field to tie the ball game at 2-2. Danny Lockhart would follow that up with an RBI single of his own to make it 3-2 which was followed by another RBI single but this time from Shawon Dunston to make it 4-2.
The Cougars would continue to put balls in play as Trey Martin picked up an RBI double to left field to make it 5-2 Kane County during the top of the ninth. Carlos Penalver would help add another run to the scoreboard in Kane County’s favor after drawing a walk to make it 6-2.
Final Score: Cougars 6, Hot Rods 2.
Kane County wins their seventh in a row to improve to an impressive 10-3 start.