Down on the Farm: Kane County Cougars win again, 2-1

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Last but not least we have the Daytona Cubs who are trying to fight their way to .500 on the year.

All they needed to do was take it game by game, but they need to win. Today they took on the Lakeland Flying Tigers and boy oh boy, their pitchers brought their A-game today.

The Daytona Cubs were only able to pick up two hits during the entire contest, while the Flying Tigers were able to put together 10 while scoring seven runs in the shutout. Pitcher Ben Wells was the man who would take the mound first but would only make it through two innings of work. Wells gave up three hits and three earned runs, issued four walks but struck out three. Starling Peralta replaced Wells after two innings but wasn’t able to stop Lakeland from stringing together some hits.

He would also be charged with three earned runs off four hits, giving up the only home run of the ball game to Lance Durham during the bottom of the fourth. This home run by Durham made it 4-0. Durham would actually pick up three RBI’s on the night.

Dan Vogelbach and Marco Hernandez would be the only Cubs who would pick up hits tonight. Top outfield prospect Albert Almora would go hit-less, as he finished the game 0-4.

Winning pitcher tonight would be Edgar De La Rosa (1-3, 1.91 ERA), losing pitcher is Ben Wells (1-2, 4.35 ERA).

Final Score: Flying Tigers 7, Cubs 0.

Daytona Cubs fall to 9-16 on the season.