BELOIT, Wis. -- The Kane County Cougars put in a little extra work, and the result was a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Wisconsin Snappers in Midwest League action at Pohlman Field on Friday.
The Cougars (6-2, 51-27) scored twice in the first inning as Yasiel Balaguert and Jacob Rogers had back-to-back singles, but the Snappers tied it on a 2-run homer by Jaycob Brugman in the bottom of the first.
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In his second start with the Cougars, Pierce Johnson did not allow another hit after Brugman's homer, facing the minimum through the next 6 innings with 7 strikeouts as his defense turned 3 double plays.
In the top of the 10th, Jacob Hannemann led off with a single and Kyle Schwarber was intentionally walked. Shawon Dunston Jr. singled to drive home Hannemann with what proved to be the winning run.
Reliever Juan Paniagua (4-3) earned the victory with 3 shutout innings and 6 strikeouts.
The series continues today at 7 p.m. when the Cougars send Duane Underwood (1-2, 2.96 ERA) against Kyle Finnegan (6-4, 2.76).