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Loons complete sweep of Cougars

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By Special to the Daily Herald

A rain-shortened 7-inning contest handed the Great Lakes Loons a three-game sweep over the Kane County Cougars with an 8-6 final score on Friday night at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.

Scott Baker made his second rehab start for the Cougars (35-57, 5-21) and yielded 6 runs on 6 hits in 223 innings. Baker gave up 4 runs in the first inning for the second straight outing. Leo Rodriguez walked to start the game while he and Robbie Garvey both scored on a double off the bat of Corey Seager. Seager came home after an error by Gioskar Amaya. James Baldwin added an RBI double to make it 4-0.

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The Cougars came back with a run in the first inning and two in the second. Rock Shoulders's sac fly brought home Amaya. In the second, Amaya cracked a 2-run homer to pull the Cougars within 1.

Great Lakes added a pair in the third against Baker as Baldwin doubled home Aaron Miller and scored on a bunt single from Malcolm Holland.

Michael Heesch (3-8) came out of the bullpen for the Cougars and worked the final 413 innings until the rain came. He allowed the Loons to grab the lead for good in the seventh with Webster Rivas doubling and scoring on a Rodriguez sac fly. Jeremy Rathjen walked and came across on a wild pitch.

Crayton Bare kept the Cougars off the board in the bottom of the seventh to earn his first save.

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