EASTLAKE, Ohio — In a game that featured 22 runs on 31 hits, the Kane County Cougars outlasted the Lake County Captains 13-9 on Tuesday night at Classic Park.
Lendy Castillo struggled from the start for the Cougars (9-13) as he gave up an RBI double to Eric Haase in the first, putting Lake County (8-17) on top.
Willson Contreras quickly evened the score with a solo homer in the second, but the Captains regained the advantage as Jorge Martinez tripled and scored on a knock off the bat of Anthony Santander.
In the fourth, the Cougars put up their first of four 3-run innings. Oliver Zapata singled home Contreras and Pin-Chieh Chen cracked a run-scoring double before Gioskar Amaya’s sacrifice fly.
The lead wouldn’t last long as Lake County cruised to a 7-4 cushion with 5 runs in the fourth against Castillo.
Lake County remained in front until the seventh, when the Cougars took advantage of a Leonardo Castillo error with a run-scoring single from Yaniel Cabezas and a double from Chen.
Castillo committed 2 more defensive miscues as the Cougars picked up 6 runs in the final two innings, highlighted by a Dan Vogelbach home run.
Justin Amlung (3-0) worked 3 innings of relief and surrendered just 1 hit, a homer to Haase. Nathan Dorris (first save) recorded the final six outs for the Cougars while giving up an unearned run in the ninth.
The Cougars are back home Wednesday against the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 6:30 p.m. Right-hander Pierce Johnson (1-1) will start for the Cougars against lefty Blake Snell (1-2).Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.