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Cougars support Adam with 4 homers in victory

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Special to the Daily Herald

BELOIT, Wis. -- Jason Adam tossed 6 dominant innings, and Kevin David, Brett Eibner, Jake Kuebler and Orlando Calixte all homered as the Kane County Cougars rolled past the Beloit Snappers 6-2 on Tuesday night at Pohlman Field.

The Cougars are 2-2 on their seven-game road trip, and they increased their lead over Clinton for the top playoff spot in the Western Division to 3 games.

Beloit fell 5 games behind the Cougars with 33 games remaining in the regular season. The Cougars are 8-3 against Beloit this season, including 5-0 at Pohlman Field.

Adam (5-6) gave up a single to the first batter he saw and then retired 18 straight. He struck out five in the win and tossed his first quality start since June 2. He won consecutive outings for the first time since May.

David led off the second with a homer off Manuel Soliman (5-8), and Calixte later scored on an error to make it 2-0. Eibner started the third with his 10th homer and Kuebler blasted a 2-run shot in the fifth for a 5-0 lead.

Calixte opened the sixth with his third of the season for a 6-0 advantage.

Mike Giovenco gave up 2 runs in the bottom of the ninth before Chas Byrne induced a double play to end it and notch his ninth save.