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updated: 7/8/2011 11:12 PM

Cougars keep division lead

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Daily Herald report

Thanks to 6 shutout innings from Greg Billo, 3 RBI from Cheslor Cuthbert and a 3-inning save from Chase Boruff, the Kane County Cougars maintained sole possession of first place in the Midwest League's Western Division on Friday night.

They never trailed and beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6-1 at Time Warner Cable Field in Appleton, Wis., to take two of three in the series.

Cuthbert hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and the Cougars batted around in the inning as Kevin David and Geulin Beltre delivered RBI singles and Orlando Calixte scored on an error to make it 4-0.

Cuthbert produced a 2-run single in the fifth to give the Cougars a 6-0 lead.

Racers 6, Bandits 2:

It was a wild one at Rosemont Stadium in the first and only day game on the season for the Chicago Bandits as Akron prevailed in 11 innings.

came out on top by a final of 6-2, but not before a pair of comebacks and an unusual tenth inning.

The Bandits scored in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Megan Wiggins to tie the game.

Both teams scored once in the 10th with the international tiebreaker in effect.

In the 11th, Akron leadoff hitter Taylor Schlopy grounded out but was awarded first base after the Bandits failed to re-enter Jamee Juarez into the game, putting runners at first and third. The Racers went on to score 4 runs.

Scorpions 1, Fielders 0: The Lake County Fielders lost a close one to the Yuma Scorpions late Thursday, ending a four-game winning streak.

Zac Cline (2-4) got the loss for the Fielders, but he threw a complete game, only allowing 4 hits with a season-best 9 strikeouts.

The only run Cline gave up was a fielder's choice from Jared McDonald in the fourth inning.