CLINTON, Iowa -- The Kane County Cougars kicked off a six-game road trip with a 7-1 victory over the Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday at Ashford University Field.
The Cougars (36-17) scored twice in the first inning, as Daniel Lockhart and Ben Carhart connected on back-to-back doubles and Jacob Rogers delivered an RBI single.
In the second, Shawon Dunston Jr. hit a bloop double Trey Matin doubled for a 3-0 lead.
Reliever Zak Hermans worked 3⅓ scoreless innings to earn his first win.
The series continues today at 6:30 p.m. when the Cougars send Tyler Skulina (3-1, 2.85 ERA) against Clinton's Jose Flores (1-0, 5.56).