The first-place Kane County Cougars treated 5,883 by pouring across 10 runs from the fourth through seventh innings en route to a 10-4 win over the Beloit Snappers on Wednesday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
Tyler Skulina started for the Cougars (13-6) and quickly found trouble when the Snappers (7-12) sent eight batters to the plate in the first inning. Boog Powell led off with a triple and BJ Boyd followed with a walk. A groundball by BA Vollmuth turned into an error and allowed Powell to scorer the first run. Three batters later, Luis Baez singled home Boyd for a 2-0 lead.
In the fourth, Cougars catcher Will Remillard picked up his sixth RBI with a single that drove home Jacob Rogers, who reached on a walk. Jordan Hankins delivered an RBI double to score Danny Canela and tie the game at 2-2.
After the Snappers regained a 3-2 lead, the Cougars rallied in the bottom of the fifth when Carlos Penalver walked and Yasiel Balaguert singled. Remillard came through with a two-out single that scored Penalver and Balaguert to give the Cougars a 4-3 advantage.
Penalver doubled in the sixth to drive home Shawon Dunston Jr. In the seventh, the Cougars tacked on a pair of runs with 4 straight hits. Daniel Lockhart and Hankins had RBI singles before Dunston drove a pitch over the right-field wall for his first homer of the season that gave the Cougars a 10-3 lead.