Cedar Rapids at Kane County

April 17th, 2004

Howard Kendrick 2B 5 1 2 0
Sean Rodriguez CF 4 1 0 0
Brandon Wood SS 4 1 1 3
Matt Pali LF 2 2 0 0
Matt Brown 3B 5 1 2 1
Caleb Maher 1B 3 0 0 0
Blake Balkcom RF 4 0 2 1
Matt Abram DH 4 0 1 1
Tommy Duenas C 4 1 1 0
Brian Ingram SS 5 1 1 0
Luke Appert 2B 4 0 0 0
David Castillo C 4 1 3 2
Eddie Kim 1B 4 0 0 0
Brian Snyder 3B 3 1 0 0
Dustin Majewski CF 4 1 2 0
David Harriman DH 3 0 0 0
Danny Gibbons RF 4 0 1 0
Luis Perez LF 4 0 1 1
E-Kendrick, Ingram, LOB-Kernels-10, Cougars-9, RLISP-Kernels-7, Cougars-5, 2B-Wood, Balkcom 2, Castillo, Perez, HR-Castillo (2)(Pullin), RBI-Wood 3, Brown, Balkcom 2, Abram, Castillo 2, Perez, SACF-Balkcom, Abram, DP-Gibbons (Pullin)(3-6)

Cedar Rapids 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 7 9 1
Kane County 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 8 1
Michel Simard 4.2+1 4 1 1 1 6 ND 0 0 1 19 21 3 5 90 56
Allen Buckley 0.1+1 1 2 2 1 0 ND 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 9 2
Aaron Pullin 2 2 1 1 1 1 W (1-0) 0 0 0 7 8 3 1 25 13
Von Stertzbach 2 1 0 0 0 1 SV (2) 0 0 1 7 8 2 3 34 25
Jared Trout 5.1+1 4 2 2 3 7 ND 1 0 0 20 24 5 4 22 13
Brigmer Leon 0.2+4 3 4 4 1 1 L (0-1) 0 0 0 5 6 0 1 22 13
Drew Friedberg 0 1 1 1 2 0 ND 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 13 3
Manny Rodriguez 2 1 0 0 1 2 ND 0 0 0 6 8 1 3 27 19
Jairo Garcia 1 0 0 0 0 1 ND 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 5 5
WP-Buckley, Trout, HB-Kim (Simond), Appert (Stertzbach), IBB-Maher 2 (Trout)(Friedberg), Pali (Rodriguez), SO-Rodriguez 2, Wood 2, Maher, Balkcom, Abram, Duenas 2, Ingram 2, Snyder 2, Harriman 2, Perez. Kc-Rodriguez, Brown, Snyder, BB-Rodriguez, Wood, Pali 2, Castillo, Snyder, Harriman
H-16,833)(6), A-(2,366)(3), T-(19,199)(9)

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder-Kane County Cougars
by David Malamut

Danger!, Danger, Danger!, this baseball will self destruct in thirty seconds, thats just about the way the Cougars played today, they just couldn't get anything going real well, then the Kernels would up and score more runs after the Cougars attempted to comeback. Things just didn't go to well, the heartbreaker was the top of the seventh when the Kernels would score five runs and never look back. The Cougars would then score one run in the bottom of the inning but that would be all they would get.

The Kernels jumped out to a two run lead int he second, Matt Pali lead off with a walk. Matt Brown then singled to left. Caleb Maher would pop out to right. Blake Balkcom then hit a liner just over the jumping shortstop Brian Ingram and into left field for a run scoring double. Matt Abram would then take a pitch to center, to allow Brown to tag up and score the second run.

The Cougars would actually lead int his game at one point, it wouldnt last long but believe it or not, they would have the lead. In the fifth inning they would cut the Kernels lead in half, with one out Ingram singled to left. Luke Appert then grounded out to first, on the play Ingram moved to second. David Castillo then lined a double center to score Ingram.

Two runs in the sixth for the Cougars would temporarily give them the lead. Brian Snyder lead off the inning by walking. Dustin Majewski nubbed a pitch back to the pitcher, he would slip and fall, which would allow Majewski to reach saftley. Allen Buckley would then throw a first pitch wild pitch to David Harriman which would allow the runners to move along. He would be pulled after that pitch and Aaron Pullin then would come in. He would end up walking Harriman which would load the bases. Danny Gibbons hit into a double play, with Harriman also being out at second. On the play Snyder would score. Luis Perez then doubled into the left field corner to score Majewski.

Not much would go right in the next half inning for the Cougars. Tommy Duenas lead things off with a single to left. Howard Kendrick then singled to right. Sean Rodriguez would walk, which would load the bases. Brandon Wood hit a double down the left field line to score all three runners. Brigmer Leon would then come out of the game and Drew Freidberg came in. He would walk Pali. Brown singled to right to score Wood. Maher was intentionally walked to guess what, load the bases again!!! Manny Rodriguez was then brough in to pitch. Balkcom hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Pali. Abram would pop up to first for the second out. Duenas hit a long homer to left, but it went foul thankfully. He would end up striking out to finally end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh after everyone was good and stretched out, with one out David Castillo lined one off the scoreboard in left center, for his second homer of the season.

Both teams had plenty more chances to score than they actually took advantage of. In the fifth the Kernels had runners on second and third and nobody out. Duenas then reached on a fielder's choice, with Balkcom being out at the plate. Kendrick then grounded out to second for the second out. Rodriguez would be caught window shopping to end the inning. In the sixth they had the bases loaded and one out. The Cougars had just taken out their starter Jared Trout and brough in Brigmer Leon. Balkcom lined out to short, the Cougars almost had a double play at second but just couldn't turn it. Abram would then take care of things by striking out.

The Cougars had Majewski lead off the second with a double to center. Harriman struck out. Gibbons popped out to center. Perez popped out to second. In the third with two outs, Castillo walked and Kim was hit ont he hand by a pitch. Unfortuanatly Snyder would strike out to end the inning.

Play By Play

Kernels 1st
Kendrick, lined out to rightfielder Rodriguez, strike out, catcher to first baseman
Wood, strike out looking
-Trout 9p 7s

Cougars 1st
Ingram, strike out
Appert, lined out to leftfielder
Castillo, singled to center
Kim, reached on throwing error by second baseman, Castillo to second
Snyder, strike out looking
-Simard 18p 12s

Kernels 2nd
Pali, walked
Brown, single to left, Pali to second
Maher, pop out to rightfielder
Balkcom, double to center, Pali scored, Brown to third
Abram, fly out to center, Brown tagged up and scored on the sacrifice fly
Duenas, strike out
-Trout 18p 10s, 27p 17s
Kernels 2, Cougars 0

Cougars 2nd
Majewski, double to center
Harriman, strike out
Gibbons, pop out to centerfielder
Perez, pop out to second baseman
-Simard 17p 11s, 35p 23s

Kernels 3rd
Kendrick, fly out to centerfielder
Rodriguez, strike out, catcher to first baseman
Wood, strike out
-Trout 13p 9s, 40p 26s

Cougars 3rd
Ingram, strike out
Appert, lined out to rightfielder
Castillo, walked
Kim, hit by pitch, Castillo to second
Snyder, strike out
-Simard 23p 12s, 58p 35s

Kernels 4th
Pali, ground out first baseman to pitcher
Brown, ground out pitcher to first baseman
Maher, strike out
-Trout 11p 7s, 51p 33s

Cougars 4th
Majewski, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
Harriman, strike out
Gibbons, fly out to rightfielder
-Simard 16p 10s, 74p 45s

Kernels 5th
Balkcom, double to left
Abram, bunt single to third, Balkcom to third
Duenas, reach on a fielder's choice, Balkcom out at home, third baseman to catcher, Abram to second
Kendrick, ground out second baseman to first baseman, Abram to third, Duenas to second
Rodriguez, struck out looking
-Trout 16p 12s, 67p 45s

Cougars 5th
Perez, ground out second baseman to first baseman
Ingram, single to left
Appert, ground out to first baseman unassisted, Ingram to second
Castillo, double to center, Ingram scored
Pitching Change:Buckley replaces Simard
Kim, fly out to centerfielder
-Simard 16p 11s, 90p 56s
-Buckley, 1p 1s
Kernels 2, Cougars 1

Kernels 6th
Wood, walked
Pali, reached on error by shortstop, Wood to second
-Wood to third and Pali to second on wild pitch
Brown, ground out to third baseman to first baseman
Maher, intentionally walked, bases loaded
Pitching Change:Leon replaces Trout
Balkcom, lined out to short stop
Abram, strike out
-Trout 15p 6s, 82p 51s
-Leon, 10p 6s

Cougars 6th
Snyder, walked
Majewski, single to the pitcher, Snyder to second
-Snyder to third and Majewski to second on wild pitch
Pitching Change:Pullin replaces Buckley
Harriman, walked, bases loaded
Gibbons, ground into double play, Snyder scored, Majewski to third, Harriman out at second, first baseman to shortstop
Perez, doubled to left, Majewski scored
Ingram, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
-Buckley, 18p 1s, 19p 2s
-Pullin, 12p 4s
Kernels 2, Cougars 3

Kernels 7th
Duenas, singled to left
Kendrick, singled to right, Duenas to second
Rodriguez, walked, bases loaded
Wood, doubled down leftfield line, Duenas, Kendrick and Rodriguez scored
Pitching Change:Friedberg replaces Leon
Pali, walked
Brown, singled to right, Wood scored, Pali to second
Maher, intentionally walked, bases loaded
Pitching Change:Rodriguez replaces Friedberg
Balkcom, fly out to rightfielder, Pali scored on the sacrifice fly, Brown moved to third
Abram, popped up foul to first baseman
Duenas, strike out
-Leon 12p 7s, 22p 13s
-Friedberg, 13p 3s
-Rodriguez 12p 10s
Kernels 7, Cougars 3

Cougars 7th
Appert, flied out to rightfielder
Castillo, home run off the scored in left centerfield
Kim, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
Snyder, struck out looking
-Pullin 13p 9s, 25p 13s
Kernels 7, Cougars 4

Kernels 8th
Kendrick, singled to short stop
Rodriguez, ground out to first baseman unassisted, Kendrick to second
Wood, lined out to second baseman
Pali, intentionally walked
Brown, struck out looking
-Rdoriguez 15p 9s, 27p 19s

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change;Stertzbach replaces Pullin
Majewski, ground out to short stop to first baseman
Harriman, pop out to short stop
Gibbons, single to left
Perez, strike out
-Stertzbach 17p 13s

Kernels 9th
Pitching Change:Casilla replaces Rodriguez
Maher, lined out to second baseman
Balkcom, strike out
Abram, lined out to leftfielder
-Casilla 5p 5s

Cougars 9th
Ingram, lined out to short stop
Appert, hit by pitch
Castillo, lined out to rightfielder
Kim, ground out to first baseman unassisted
-Stertzbach, 17p 12s, 34p 25s


Cedar Rapids Kernels

Allen Buckley, P 25
Scott Hindman, P 34
Chris Hunter, P 21
Kevin Jepsen, P 40
Abel Moreno, P 13
Micah Posey, P 26
Aaron Pullin, P 18
Rafael Rodriguez, P 17
Michel Simard, P 23
Jesse Smith, P 36
Von Sterzbach, P 2
Bob Zimmermann, P 35

Tommy Duenas, C 7
Bobby Wilson, C 10

Matt Abram, IF 9
Matt Brown, IF 20
Howie Kendrick, IF 8
Matt Pali, IF 33
Sean Rodriguez, IF 3
Brandon Wood, IF 4

Blake Balkcom, OF 30
Quan Cosby, OF 6
Warner Madrigal, OF 24
Caleb Maher, OF 22
Aaron Peel, OF 5

Kane County Cougars

Steve Bondurant, P 10
Jose Corchado, P 27
Chris Dunwell, P 18
Drew Freidberg, P 99
Dan Fyvie, P 5
Santiago Casilla, P 12
Brad Knox, P 34
Brigmer Leon, P 45
J.R. Pickens, P 8
Manny Rodriguez, P 31
Adiel Sanchez, P 17
Jared Trout, P 17

Trevor Brown, C 38
David Castillo, C 7
David Harriman, C 14

Luke Appert,IF 2
Brian Ingram, IF 6
Eddie Kim, IF 33
Brian Snyder, IF 15
Vasili Spanos, IF 21
Kory Wayment, IF 3

Danny Gibbobs, OF 11
Dusty Majewski, OF 13
Luis Perez, OF 25
Chris Tritle, OF 22