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updated: 5/19/2013 7:44 PM

Cougars drop heartbreaker to Kernels

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Special to the Daily Herald
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa In a game that featured four ties and three lead changes, the host Cedar Rapids Kernels delivered a

The Cougars (20-21) had provided some fireworks of their own. Trailing by 2 runs with two outs in the top of the ninth, David Bote smashed a 2-run homer off Alex Muren to tie the game at 7-7.

Starter Jose Rosario make his Cougars debut, pitching 4 innings and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. Reliever Ian Dickson (1-2) took the loss, working 4 innings while allowing allowing 7 hits and 5 runs with 4 strikeouts.

The Cougars had tied the game at 5-5 in the sixth inning on Rock Shoulders' 2-run homer.

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