The Kane County Cougars continued to gain ground in the Midwest League’s West Division after today’s 9-2 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. And here is how it all went down:
First Inning: No Scoring
Second Inning: Sacrifice RBI groundout for Wisconsin OF Max Walla to give the Rattlers a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning. Kane County fights back with a 2-run home run by 1B Murray Watts in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead.
Third Inning: Wisconsin does not score in the top of the inning. But in the bottom, Kane County loads the bases with a Justin Trapp lead-off triple, and back to back walks by Jorge Bonifacio and Lane Adams. Michael Antonio comes up next and hit’s a grand slam, the teams 4th of the season to give KC a 6-1 lead.
Fourth Inning: Kellen Moen pitches another 1,2,3 inning to keep Wisconsin from scoring in the top. Kane County starts the bottom of the inning with a single by Runey Davis. Jin-Ho Shin strikes out, but then Justin Trapp walks putting runners on 1st and 2nd. Then Danny Mateo comes up with an RBI double to make it a 7-1 game. Jorge Bonifacio then comes up and he gets an RBI single to make it an 8-1 game. Then Lane Adams would get his 25th RBI of the season with a sacrifice to bring in Danny Mateo to make it a 9-1 game.
Fifth Inning: Another 1,2,3 inning by Kellen Moen keeps Wisconsin scoreless for the top of the inning. The Cougars got two runners on base but they were left stranded. KC still lead 9-1 after 5 innings.
Sixth Inning: Yadiel Rivera leads off the top of the inning with a first pitch solo home run, the score was now 9-2. But that wouldn’t phase Kellen Moen as he finished off the next 3 batters in just 7 pitches. But Kane County would be held scoreless for the 5th. It was only their second scoreless inning of the game.
Seventh Inning: Kellen Moen gives up just 1 hit for the inning, but Wisconsin would ground into a double play and strike out to end the top of the inning. The Cougars would have a second consecutive scoreless inning.
Eighth inning: Both teams failed to score and only 1 runner got on base during this inning.
Ninth Inning: Wisconsin goes down 3 in a row to end the game.
Kellen Moen picks up just his 2nd win of the season, Chad Thompson takes the loss for the Timber Rattlers. Keep your browser set to Q101.com for my full post-game report complete with box score. You can continue to follow me on Twitter: @GabeSalgado82 Hashtag: #Q101Sports