The red-hot Kane County Cougars were looking to continue their winning ways against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers earlier this evening.
Kane County would take a 3-2 lead into the top of the sixth inning after scoring on a wild pitch. Things started to get out of hand and their winning streak was in doubt after Clint Coulter launched a game tying solo home run during the top of the sixth inning.
Starting pitcher Justin Amlung has had some solid success so far this season as he entered the game with a 3-0 record. Amlung worked through six innings, striking out five but was charged with three earned runs off four hits (two were home runs) before exiting the game.
Left-handed reliever Michael Wagner entered the game to replace Amlung on the mound. He was only able to work through two and two-third innings. Wagner gave up four hits of his own and was charged with two earned runs during the top of the ninth. Tyler Bremer would replace him as Wagner was unable to get out of the inning.
Outfielder Yasiel Balaguert continued to plate RBIs as he picked up the first run of the game off a double to right field. Shawon Dunston also had an RBI under his belt tonight which came during the bottom of the second inning.
Winning pitcher tonight is Tyler Alexander (2-3, 5.24 ERA) losing pitcher is Michael Wagner (0-1, 6.75).
Final Score: Timber Rattlers 5, Cougars 3.
Kane County Cougars are now 23-10.