Down on the Farm: Hendricks pitches gem for I-Cubs; Schwarber hits first HR at Kane County

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Kane County 6 – Cedar Rapids (Twins) 4

After just missing a home run in his Kane County debut, Kyle Schwarber left no doubt on Friday night on a towering home run, and the Kane County Cougars won their 30th game at home with a 6-4 victory over Cedar Rapids.

With the game tied at four in the eighth, Jeimer Candelerio picked up his first hit since joining the Cougars, a two-run double that would help set up the victory.

Schwarber continued his impressive start in the Cubs system, picking up his first extra-base hit in the first with a double. But his hit later in the game was the one that turned heads.

In the fifth inning, with a 2-0 count, Schwarber hit a blast that cleared the batter’s eye in center, which stands about 400 feet away. That put the Cougars up 4-2 at the time.

Corbin Hoffner earned the win in relief, and Tyler Bremer got the save with a perfect ninth.