Kane County Cougars at Clinton Lumberkings

April 17th, 2002

Anthony Brewer CF 4 0 1 1
Scott Hicks LF 4 0 0 0
Jason Stokes 1B 4 1 1 1
George Arnott DH 3 0 0 0
Charlie Frazier RF 4 0 1 0
Winton Zapey C 4 0 1 0
Michael Tucker 3B 3 0 0 0
Kris Clute 2B 3 1 0 0
Rex Rundgren SS 3 0 0 0
Danny Rombley CF 5 3 3 1
Greg Thissen 2B 3 1 1 1
Anthony Ambrosini PH 1 0 0 1
Henry Encarnacion 2B 0 0 0 0
Josh Labandeira SS 5 0 1 1
Dominick Ambrosini LF 4 1 2 2
Clyde Williams 1B 3 1 1 3
Matt Brown DH 5 0 1 0
Shawn Norris 3B 3 1 0 0
David Lutz C 3 2 2 0
Craig Kerner RF 0 1 0 1

Kane County 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 2
Clinton 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 X 10 11 1

E-Frazier, Rundgren, Thissen, LOB KC-5, CLI-8, 2B-Brewer, Frazier, Rombley, D.Ambrosini, Lutz, HR-Stokes (Corcoran), Williams (Akens), SB-Thissen, SACF-Williams, Kerner, SACB-Kerner, GIDP-Norris

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Phil Akens 4.2 9 7 7 1 4 L (0-2)
Tyler Banks 2.1 1 0 0 3 3 ND
Lou Evans 1 1 3 1 3 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Shawn Hill 5 2 1 0 1 6 W (2-0)
Jason Walker 2 0 0 0 1 1 ND
Roy Corcoran 2 2 1 1 0 5 ND

SO-Brewer, Hicks 2, Stokes, Arnott, Frazier 2, Tucker 3, Rundgren 2, Rombley, Labandeira 3, D.Ambrosini, Brown, Norris, Lutz, BB-Arnott, Tucker, Thissen, D.Ambrosini, Williams, Norris, Lutz, Kerner 2
T-2:41, A-616

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder
by David Malamut

The Cougars got out hit and out played in the field today, as they now drop three games below the 500 mark for the season. It is kind of a bad day when the highlight of the game is in the ninth inning, when one of your players hits a long homer, and it's what the ump does that makes it the highlight.

Shawn Hill pitched a good game for the Lumberkings, he went five innings, and gave up only two hits. He did give up one run, but it was unearned. He walked one and struck out six. Hill retired six of the first seven Cougars he faced. The one he did not retire walked to lead off the second. He ended his outing by retiring the final five.

The relievers for the Lumberkings came in and just shut the door. Jason Walked pitched the next two innings and walked one and struck out one.

Phil Akens made his third start for the Cougars. All three have been on the road. He pitched into the fifth inning. He just did not have much today. Phil gave nine hits and seven runs. Six of those runs were earned.

Tyler Banks did a good job out of the pen, he went two and one thirds innings, giving up only one hit. He walked three and struck out three. He got a double play in the seventh inning to get out of a first and third with two outs situation. Lou Evans did not fare much better. He pitched one inning. An error by shortstop Rex Rundgren did him in. He gave up three runs in the inning. He only gave up one hit.

The scoring began in the bottom of the first when Danny Rombley singled to right. Greg Thissen then grounded to third to move Rombley over. John Labanderia then drove home Rombley from second with a single to center.

The Kings added another in the second when with one out. Shawn Norris walked. David Lutz then doubled to right. Craig Kerner hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Norris.

The Cougars did put up a little bit of a fight in this game, in the third inning, Kris Clute would reach on an error by the second baseman Greg Thissen. Rex Rundgren then popped out to the shortstop. Anthony Brewer doubled to right to score Clute to cut the Kings lead in half.

In the fifth the Kings exploded with five runs. David Lutz led things off with a single to right. Rightfielder Charles Frazier missed the ball and let it go to the fence for an error. Lutz would get to second. Craig Kerner then put down a sacrifice bunt to move Lutz to third. Danny Rombley doubled to left to score Lutz. Greg Thissen then singled to left to score Rombley. A wild pitch would move Thissen to second. Josh Labanderia then lined to left. Dominick Ambrosini doubled to left to score Thissen. Clyde Williams hit a homer to right to score Ambrosini. Matt Brown then singled to left. The Cougars made a pitching change and brought in Tyler Banks. Banks got Shawn Norris to groundout to second to end the nightmare inning.

Clinton put the game out of reach in the eighth with three more runs, this time off Cougars reliever Lou Evans. David Lutz led off with a walk. Craig Kerner then walked also. Danny Rombley lined on off of the right leg of Evans for a single. Anthony Ambrosini then reached from an error by shortstop Rex Rundgren. On the play Lutz would score. Josh Lababderia then struck out. Dominick Ambrosini then walked with the bases loaded. Kerner then came home on the play. Clyde Williams hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Rombley.

The highlight of the game came in the ninth for the Cougars when Jason Stokes hit a long homer to left field. On the play the home plate ump got up after Stokes hit the ball took one step on the grass and fell on his back, he signaled the homerun while still on the back, I guess he found a wet spot on the grass.

Notes-an hour before the game it was anounced that Kris Clute came back off of the disabled list, and with Heath Kelly still here, Juan Carlos Garcia has been moved to extended spring training.

Play By Play

Cougars 1st
Brewer, strike out
Hicks, line out to left fielder Ambrosini
Stokes, strike out
Cougars 0, Kings 0

Kings 1st
Rombley, single to right
Thissen, ground out to third baseman Tucker to first baseman Stokes
Labandeira, single to center, Rombley scored
Ambrosini, strike out
Williams, pop out to left fielder Hicks
Cougars 0, Kings 1

Cougars 2nd
Arnott, walk
Frazier, strike out
Zapey, ground out pitcher Hill to first baseman Williams, Arnott to second
Tucker, strike out
Cougars 0, Kings 1

Kings 2nd
Brown, ground out short stop Rundgren to first baseman Stokes
Norris, walk
Lutz, doubled to righ, Norris to third
Kerner, fly out to leftfielder Hicks, Norris tagged up and scored, Lutz stays at second
Rombley, ground out to pitcher Akens to first baseman Stokes
Cougars 0, Kings 2

Cougars 3rd
Clute, reach on error by second baseman Thissen
Rundgren, pop out to short stop Labandeira
Brewer, double to right, Clute scored
Hicks, ground out to first baseman Williams to pitcher Akens
Stokes, ground out to third baseman Norris to first baseman Williams
Cougars 1, Kings 2

Kings 3rd
Thissen, fly out to centerfielder Brewer
Labandeira, strike out
Ambrosini, ground out to firstbaseman Stokes
Cougars 1, Kings 2

Cougars 4th
Arnott, ground out to pitcher Hill to first baseman Williams
Frazier, double to center
Zapey, ground out to second baseman Thissen to first baseman Williams, Frazier to third
Tucker, strike out
Cougars 1, Kings 2

Kings 4th
Williams, line out to leftfielder Hicks
Brown, strike out
Norris, strike out
Cougars 1, Kings 2

Cougars 5th
Clute, ground out to short stop Labandiera to first baseman Williams
Rundgren, strike out
Brewer, ground out to shortstop Labandeira to first baseman Williams
Cougars 1, Kings 2

Kings 5th
Lutz, single to right, advance to second on error by rightfielder Frazier
Kerner, sacrifice bunt, ground out third baseman Tucker to first baseman Stokes, Lutz to third
Rombley, double to left, Lutz scored
Thissen, single to left, Rombley scored
Labandeira, line out to left fielder Hicks
Ambrosini, doubled to left, Thissen scored
Williams, hit homer to right, Ambrosini scored
Brown, single to left
Pitching Change:Tyler Banks replaces Phil Akens
Norris, ground out second baseman Clute to first baseman Stokes
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Cougars 6th
Pitching Change:Jason Walker replaces Shawn Hill
Hicks, strike out
Stokes, fly out to right fielder Kerner
Arnott, line out to centerfielder Rombley
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Kings 6th
Lutz, strike out
Kerner, walk
Rombley, strike out
Thissen, walk, Kerner to second
Labandeira, strike out
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Cougars 7th
Frazier, ground out to second baseman Thissen to first baseman Williams
Zapey, ground out to second baseman Thissen to first baseman Williams
Tucker, walk
Clute, line out to left fielder Ambrosini
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Kings 7th
Ambrosini, single to center
Williams, walk, Ambrosini to second
Brown, fly out to centerfielder Brewer
Norris, ground into double play, Williams out at second, shortstop Rundgren unassisted to first baseman Stokes
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change:Roy Corcoran replaces Jason Walker
Rundgren, strike out
Brewer, fly out to centerfielder Rombley
Hicks, strike out
Cougars 1, Kings 7

Kings 8th
Pitching Change:Lou Evans replaces Tyler Banks
Lutz, walk
Kerner, walk, Lutz to second
Rombley, single to pitcher Evans, bases loaded
Pitch Hitter:Anthony Ambrosini replaces Greg Thissen
A.Ambrosini, reached on error by short stop Rundgren, Lutz scored, bases loaded
Labandeira, strike out
D.Ambrosini, walk, Kerner scored, bases loaded
Williams, fly to leftfielder Hicks, Rombley tag up at third and scored. A.Ambrosini tag up and move to third, D.Ambrosini remain at first
Brown, ground out to third baseman Tucker to first baseman Stokes
Cougars 1, Kings 10

Cougars 9th
Stokes, home run to left
Arnott, strike out
Frazier, strike out
Zapey, single to short
Tucker, strike out


Kane County
Phil Akens, 26
Jon Asahina, 16
Tyler Banks, 17
Allen Baxter, 31
Kevin Cave, 24
Elvis DeJesus, 99
Lou Evans, 22
Frailyn Florian, 4
Jeff Fulchino, 37
Tim Schilling, 15
Nick Ungs, 39
Dontrelle Willis, 10

George Arnott, 7
Guy Lynam, 3
Winton Zapey, 20

William Arroyo, 9
Kris Clute, 6
Heath Kelly, 12
Rex Rundgren, 26
Jason Stokes, 27
Michael Tucker, 5
Hunter Wyant, 8

Anthony Brewer, 25
Charlie Frazier, 21
Scott Hicks, 29

Chris Bye, 13
Rob Caputo, 28
Roy Corcoran, 20
Edward Diaz, 17
Shawn Hill, 50
Don Levinski, 48
Pierre-Luc Marceau, 29 (DL)
David Maust, 39
Jason Norderum, 49
Ignacio Puello, 43
Chris Schroder, 40
Luis Torres, 33
Jason Walker, 36

Anthony Ambrosini, 2
David Lutz, 32
Drew McMillan, 30

Dominick Ambrosini, 24
Henry Encarnacion, 14
Josh Labandeira, 10
Shawn Norris, 37
Greg Thissen, 26
Clyde Williams, 34

Matt Brown, 35
Craig Kerner, 5
Lorvin Louisa, 47
Danny Rombley, 22