Kane County Cougars at Dayton Dragons

May 2nd, 2002

Charlie Frazier RF 5 2 2 2
Anthony Brewer CF 5 1 1 1
Scott Hicks 1B 3 1 2 1
George Arnott LF 4 0 0 1
Hunter Wyant 2B 4 0 1 1
Michael Tucker 3B 3 1 1 0
Dennis Anderson C 4 0 1 0
Heath Kelly DH 4 0 0 0
Rex Rundgren SS 3 1 1 0
Amaurys Nina CF 5 0 0 1
William Bergolla 2B 4 1 2 2
Noochie Varner LF 4 0 1 0
Jesse Gutierrez 1B 3 0 1 0
Edwin Encarnacion 3B 4 0 0 0
Justin Davis DH 4 0 2 0
Omar Hurtado RF 3 1 0 0
Bryan Prince C 4 1 1 0
Gary Patchett SS 1 2 0 0
Junior Ruiz PH 1 0 0 0
Wandel Campana SS

Kane County 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 9 3
Dayton 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 7 0

E-Tucker, Anderson, Rundgren, LOB KC-7, DAY-7, 2B-Frazier, Brewer, Hicks, Wyant, Anderson, Gutierrez, Prince, HR-Bergolla (Fulchino), SB-Frazier 2, Tucker, Patchett, HBP-Varner, Hurtado, SACF-Arnott

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Jeff Fulchino 3.2 7 5 4 3 1 ND
Jon Asahina 4.1 0 0 0 1 5 W (3-1)
Kevin Cave 1 0 0 0 0 1 SV (5)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Daylan Childress 6 5 3 2 3 3 ND
Gorky Batista 0.1 2 2 2 0 0 ND
Todd Coffey 1.2 2 1 1 0 1 L (1-1)
Justin Carter 1 0 0 0 1 1 ND

HB-Fulchino 2, WP-Fulchino, PB-Anderson, Prince, SO-Brewer, Arnott 2, Kelly 2, Nina, Varner 2, Encarnacion 2, Hurtado, Prince, BB-Hicks 2, Tucker, Rundgren, Bergolla, Gutierrez, Patchett 2
T-2:46, A-7,530

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder
by David Malamut

The Cougars win a thrilling game today as they now have a two game winning streak. In this game the Cougars took the early lead, then mistakes looked like they would cost them, but. In the end they came from behind to win. The bullpen was great. Jon Asahina and Kevin Cave pitched hitless baseball, for five and one thirds innings.

Jeff Fulchino just was wild and hittable today as he had his shortest outing of the year. He went into the fourth inning, but that second inning realy cost him. He allowed seven hits, he gave up three of those hits in both hte second and the fourth. In the fourth Jeff gave up a monster homer. Fulchino walked three, this is the third time in a row, in his six starts that he gave up three runs or more. In his first three outing he didn't give up more than two. This was also the first time all year that he had hit a batter, today he hit two of them in two innings. Fulchino did get grounders in two of his three innings to get out of the inning.

The Cougars defense must've missed the bus to Dayton today as they commited many errors, and bad throws. The Cougars had a three to nothing lead after one and a half innings, but the defense just disapeared. Dennis Anderson made a couple of bad throws to second and one to home plate on a passed ball. Scott Hicks had a ball go under his glove at first base to lead off the second, it rolled into right for a hit. Hunter Wyant made a diving stop but bad throw, he had an error but then the scorer I guess felt sorry for him so he took it off the board. Michael Tucker made a late throw to first in the fifth to get charged with an error.

Jon Asahina came in after Fulchino and pitched very well. In the fourth inning after the Dragon had all their fun, he came in and struck out Edwin Encarnacion to end the inning. In the next inning he had one base runner, and that runner reached on an error. In the sixth he walked one, but then he picked him off at first base, after he had dove in and was safe. then Hicks still had the ball and William Bergolla took his hand off the bag, and was tagged out. In Jon's last inning, he struck out two of the three Dragons he faced. In all he struck out five, and did not allow a single hit. After what had happend in the first few innings, that was a great outing. Kevin Cave came in for the save, and he pitched a perfecct inning, he closed the inning out with a strikeout.

For the Dragons, Daylan Childress started and went six innings. He gave up five hits and three runs. All of those runs were earned. He walked three and struck out three. After he gave up a few runs in the first two innings, he settled down. From the third till the fifth he allowed one hit, and one walk.

The scoring started in the top of the first when, Charles Frazier led things off with a single to left. Frazier then stole second. The Dragons pitched out thinking that Frazier was going to steal and he still beat the throw since it was high. Anthony Brewer struck out. Scott Hicks then singled up the middle to score Frazier.

The next inning for the Cougars the struck again. Michael Tucker led the inning off with a walk. He then stole second base. On the play the second baseman droped the ball. Dennis Anderson then popped up to short. The short stop and the left fielder colided but didn't drop the ball. Heath Kelly flew out to right for the second out. Rex Rundgren then walked. A passed ball, on a curve ball that went between the catchers legs moved the runners along a base. Charles Frazier then doubled off the wall in the gap in left to score both Tucker and Rundgren for a three to nothing lead.

The Cougars defense went away on them. Justin Davie reached on a play when the ball went under Hicks' glove at first. Omar Hurtado was hit near the shoulder on a pitch. Bryan Prince singled to right. On the play the relay from Frazier to Wyant at second. Wyant threw to home and Dennis Anderson did a nice job at covering the plate, and they got Davis at home. Gary Patchett walked, he would get to second on a passed ball. On the passed ball, Hurtado would scored. Anderson tried to throw the ball home to Fulchino but he threw it to Rundgren near short. That throw allowed Prince to score. The throw from Rundgren to home went over the head off every one, for another error. This allowed Patchett to go all the way to third. Amoras Nina then grounded out to short. On the play Patchett would score.

With one out in the fourth Gary Patchett walked. He would steal second, on the play catcher Dennis Anderson threw the ball into centerfield. Amoras Nina flied to left. William Bergolla then hit a long homer to score Patchett. Gary Varner then singled to right. Jesse Gutierrez then doubled to left. The Cougars took Fulchino out and brought in Jon Asahina. Jon struck out Edwin Encarnacion to end the inning.

The Cougars would try to get a little closer in the seven when Rex Rundgren singled to right. Charles Frazier then grounded into a fielder's choice, Rundgren would be out at second. Anthony Brewer then doubled off the centerfield wall to bring home Frazier. The Dragons then changed pitchers. Scott Hicks took the next pitch halfway off the wall in right. Brewer wasn't sure that the ball would be a hit, so he only made it to third on the double by Hicks. George Arnott then nailed one to the track in center, it was caught, and on the play Frazier would score to tie the game back up at five. Hunter Wyant then doubled to the gap in right to score Hicks to put the Cougars ahead.

Dayton Daily News
by Marc Katz

In an era of supposed global warming. Fifth Third Field was enveloped in a blanket of spring chill Thursday night for those of the 7,530 ticket holders who actually attended.

It wasn't all that went wrong for the Dayton Dragons, who lost 6-5 to Kane County despite hitting the game's only homer and scoring two runs on the same play as the Cougars overthrew home plate twice.

In one of the most bizarre games of the Class A Midwest League season, the Dragons surrendered three runs in the first two innings as Dayton starter Daylan Childress allowed three hits and two walks, with a passed ball thrown in.

The Dragons got it all back in the bottom of the second, and could have had more.

Justin Davis led the second with a single and Omar Hurtado was hit by a pitch. Then Bryan Prince slammed a pitch that right fielder Charlie Frazier made like he had a chance to catch. Davis held near second waiting to see the ball fell for what would become a double, he went to third.

Hurtado, through, saw the ball better than Davis, who now had the play behind him.

"I didn't get a good look at it," Davis said, "And with no out, I held I didn't think I saw it as good, as I could but basically, I did the right thing."

Hurtado, though didn't stop at second and when Davis and Dragons manager Donnie Scott, coaching third, saw Hurtado coming, Davis had to go home. He was thrown out on a close play that could have gone either way.

"It cost us a run, basically," Davis said, "I was telling him (the umpire) I was safe, but he didn't listen to me."

It didn't ruin the inning as a wild pitch scored Hurtado and Prince scored as catcher Dennis Anderson threw past pitcher Jeff Fulchino covering home, then shortstop Rex Rundgren fired wide to Anderson covering trying to get Prince.

Patchett scored on an Amaurys Nina ground out.

Dayton might have won on a two run William Bergolla homer in the fourth that banked off the far left corner of the left field concession stand and shed, but three doubles and a single in Kane County's seventh resulted in three runs and decided the game.