Fort Wayne Wizards at Kane County Cougars

May 28th, 2002

Freddy Guzman CF 4 0 1 0
Josh Barfield 2B 4 0 1 0
Jon Benick DH 3 0 2 0
Greg Sain 1B 4 0 0 0
Joe Hastings LF 4 0 1 0
Nick Trzesniak C 4 0 1 0
John DiBetta 3B 3 0 0 0
Josh Carter RF 3 0 1 0
Eddie Serrano SS 3 0 0 0
Jackson Aquino PH 1 0 0 0
Charlie Frazier RF 4 0 0 0
William Arroyo 2B 4 0 1 0
Scott Hicks 1B 3 0 0 0
George Arnott LF 3 1 0 0
Dennis Anderson C 4 0 0 0
Michael Tucker 3B 3 1 0 0
Hunter Wyant DH 3 1 2 0
Rex Rundgren SS 2 0 1 2
Anthony Brewer CF 3 0 1 0

Fort Wayne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
Kane County 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 5 0
E-Barfield, Trzesniak, Serrano, LOB FW-9, KC-6, 2B-Benick, Brewer, SB-Guzman, Hicks, Wyant 2, CS-Arroyo, HBP-Benick, CI-Tucker

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
David Siemon 4 4 2 2 3 2 L (0-1)
Ben Fox 4 1 1 0 0 2 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Jeff Fulchino 3 4 0 0 0 1 ND
John Skinner 5 3 0 0 0 6 W (2-1)
Kevin Cave 1 0 0 0 2 3 SV (7)
HB-Fulchino, WP-Skinner, SO-Guzman 2, Barfield, Sain, Hastings, Trzesniak 2, Serrano 2, Aquino, Frazier, Hicks, Arnott, Tucker, BB-DiBetta, Carter, Hicks, Arnott, Rundgren
T-2:12, A-7,392

Voice of A Season Ticket Holder
by David Malamut

The Cougars did a nice job of getting back together after the disaster that was the series with the Peoria Chiefs. They had lost 4 out of 5 in the series. Today thanks in part to Rex Rundgren's single that drove home two runs in the second, and the combined effort of all three pitchers. The Cougars finally won another game.

Jeff Fulchino who came off of the disabled list today after spending three weeks on it, he pitched and pitched effectivly. Jeff went the first three innings, he only went three because of course he was on a pitch count. He gave up four hits and struck out one.

Fulchino did get into some trouble though. In the second inning Joe Hastings led things off with a single to right. Nick Trzesniak then singled to left. Jon DiBetta reached on a fielder's choice, on the play Trzesniak was out at second. Josh Carter then hit into a fielder's choice with Hastings being caught off of third base. Eddie Serano then grounded out to second to end the inning.

More trouble for Fulchino in the next half inning, as Pedro De Los Santos led things off with a single to center, then stole second. Josh Barfield grounded out to second, on the play Santos moved to third. Jon Benick was then hit by a pitch. Greg Sain then hit into a round the horn double play to end the inning.

Scott Simeon made his first professional start for the Wizards today, he lasted four innings, Giving up four hits and two runs. Simeon walked three and struck out two.

The Cougars got a piece of Simeon in the second inning when they scored their two runs off of him then. George Arnott walked to led things off. Dennis Anderson grounded out to second. Arnott moved to second on the play. Michael Tucker lined out to center. Hunter Wyant then hit a dribbler to the thirdbaseman. He had no play on anyone. On the play Arnott moved to third. Wyant then stole second. Rex Rundgren singled to right to score both Arnott and Wyant.

That was basically all that the Cougars pitchers would need, In the fourth inning John Skinner came in for relief and pitched lights out. He went the next five innings and gave up three hits, plus he struck out six. This is the second time in four games that Skinner has been called on for long relief and pitched shutout ball.

The Cougars would score once more in the sixth. With one out, Dennis Anderson hit a grounder to short, the short stop made a nice play to make the play close, but I think Anderson should've been safe, oh well. Michael Tucker then lined to center. The only problem was that the catcher was called for interferance so Tucker got first base. Hunter Wyant then singled to center to get Tucker to third. Wyant stole second, the second baseman dropped the ball, and Wyant was able to make it to third, while Tucker would score.

In the ninth Cougars closer Kevin Cave would make things interesting. He struck out the first two hitters. Then he walked the next two on eight pitches. Then Cave struck out the last one to register the save.

Play By Play

Wizards 1st
Guzman, strike out
Barfield, pop out to right
Benick, double to left
Sain, pop out to left

Cougars 1st
Frazier, ground out second base to first base
Arroyo, single to center
-Arroyo, caught stealing second, catcher to short stop
Hicks, strike out

Wizards 2nd
Hastings, single to right
Trzesniak, single to left, Hastings to second
DiBetta, reach on fielder's choice, Hastings out at third, pitcher to third base, Trzesniak to second
Carter, reach on fielder's choice, DiBetta out at second, third base to second base, Trzesniak to third
Serrano, ground out second base to first base

Cougars 2nd
Arnott, walked
Anderson ground out second base to first base, Arnott to second
Tucker, line out to center
Wyant, single on dribbler to third, Arnott to third
-Wyant, steal second
Rundgren, single to right, Arnott and Wyant scored
Brewer, double to left, Rundgren to third
Frazier, strike out

Wizards 3rd
Guzman, single to center
-Guzman, stole second
Barfield, ground out second base to first base, Guzman to third
Benick, hit by pitch
Sain, ground into double play, Benick out at second third base to second base to first base

Cougars 3rd
Arroyo, ground out third base to first base
Hicks, walked
-Hicks, stole second
Arnott, ground out second base to first base, Hicks to third
Anderson, fly out to left

Wizards 4th
Pitching Change:John Skinner replaces Jeff Fulchino
Hastings, ground out to first base
Trzesniak, pop out to center
DiBetta, pop out foul to first base

Cougars 4th
Tucker, pop out foul to first base
Wyant, ground out short stop to first base
Rundgren, walk
Brewer, line out to center

Wizards 5th
Carter, pop out to center
Serrano, strike out
Guzman, strike out

Cougars 5th
Pitching Change:Ben Fox replaces David Siemon
Frazier, ground out to short stop to first base
Arroyo, ground out short stop to first base
Hicks, ground out second base to first base

Wizards 6th
Barfield, strike out
Benick, single to right
Sain, strike out
Hastings, ground out second base to first base

Cougars 6th
Arnott, lined out to right
Anderson, ground out short stop to first base
Tucker, reaches on catcher's interference
Wyant, single to center
-Wyant, steals second, error on second base Barfield scored Anderson
Rundgren, ground out second baseman to first base

Wizards 7th
Trzesniak, strike out
Benick, single to right
Sain, strike out
-Benick to second on wild pitch
Hastings, ground out second base to first base

Cougars 7th
Brewer, reach on error by shortstop Serrano
Frazier, ground out pitcher to first base, Brewer to second
Arroyo, ground out third base to first base
Hicks, line out to center

Wizards 8th
Guzman, ground out second base to first base
Barfield, single to center
Benick, ground out second base to first base, Barfield to second
Sain, pop out to first base

Cougars 8th
Arnott, strike out
Anderson, pop out to third base
Tucker, strike out

Wizards 9th
Pitching Change:Kevin Cave replaces John Skinner
Hastings, strike out
Trzesniak, strike out
DiBetta, walk
Carter, walk, DiBetta to second
Pinch Hitter:Jackson Aquino replaces Eddie Serrano
Aquino, strike out