Fort Wayne Wizards at Kane County Cougars

May 29th, 2002

Freddy Guzman CF 5 0 2 1
Josh Barfield 2B 5 0 0 0
Jon Benick 1B/3B 5 0 0 0
Greg Sain DH 3 1 1 0
Joe Hastings 1B/LF 4 0 2 1
Lee McCool LF 2 0 1 0
Nick Trzesniak C 4 1 1 0
John DiBetta 3B 2 0 0 0
Josh Carter RF 4 1 0 1
Jackson Aquino SS 3 0 0 0
Eddie Serrano SS 1 0 0 0
Charlie Frazier RF 5 1 1 1
Hunter Wyant 2B 5 0 1 1
Scott Hicks 1B 5 0 0 0
George Arnott LF 5 1 3 0
Dennis Anderson C 5 0 1 0
Michael Tucker 3B 4 0 0 0
William Arroyo DH 3 1 2 0
Jason Stokes DH 0 0 0 0
Rex Rundgren SS 5 1 2 1
Anthony Brewer CF 3 0 2 1

Fort Wayne 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 7 1
Kane County 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 12 2
E-Aquino, Wyant, Tucker, LOB FW-6, KC-11, 2B-Hastings, Trzesniak, Frazier, Arnott 2, Anderson, 3B-Wyant, SB-Frazier

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Justin Germano 5.2 9 2 2 1 4 ND
Anthony Kozol 1.1 1 1 0 0 2 ND
Justin Cracker 2 0 0 0 1 1 ND
Ryan Earey 0.2 2 1 1 2 0 L (2-2)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Dontrelle Willis 8 7 3 2 1 6 ND
Wes McCrotty 2 0 0 0 0 3 W (2-0)

WP-Willis 3, SO-Guzman, Barfield, Benick 2, Hastings, McCool, Trzesniak 2, Aquino, Wyant, Hicks 3, Tucker, Rundgren, Brewer, BB-Sain, Tucker, Arroyo, Stokes
T-2:46, A-4,760

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder
by David Malamut

Rex Rundgren came through with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth inning to get the Cougars the victory over the Wizards for the second straight day.

The Cougars offense was clicking on all cylinders today as they punded out 12 hits and four runs. They left 11 men on base. George Arnott led the way with three hits. Two of Arnott's hits were doubles, plus he scored the winning run. William Arroyo had two hits, and one run scored. Anthony Brewer also contribuated two hits and drove home a run.

Dontrelle Willis started for the Cougars and did not pitch all that badly. He went eight inning but gave up seven hits, and three runs. Of those three runs only two were earned. Dontrelle walked one and struck out six.

In the first inning Willis did a nice job of getting out of trouble. Pedro De Los Santos lead things off with a infield single. Josh Barfield then reached on a fielder's choice, with Santos being out at second. Jon Benick would reach on an error by third baseman Michael Tucker. On the play the ball just went under his glove. Barfield would only get to second on the play. Greg Sain then grounded one to third, and Tucker threw to second baseman Hunter Wyant for the out on Benick. The relay throw to first was a tad late. Willis then would get Joe Hastings to fly to right to end the inning.

Dontrelle's luck would run out in the second when he did give up a run. Nick Trzesniak doubled to center. With John DiBetta up to bat, Willis threw a pitch behind him and to the screen for a wild pitch. On the play Trzesniak would get to third. Josh Carter then grounded out to short, on the play Trzesniak would score from third to give the Wizards the 1-0 lead.

In the fourth inning Willis also would get out of trouble. Greg Sain led off the inning with a single to left. Willis would then throw consecitive wild pitches to get Sain to third. Joe Hastings and Nick Trzesniak both struck out for the first two outs of the inning. John DiBetta then lined out left to strand Sain at third.

Justin Germano started for the Wizards and pitched well to start with. He retired the first six he faced in order before William Arroyo lead off the third with a single back up the middle.

Germano would be tough, in the third inning with Arroyo on first after his single. Rex Rundgren then struck out. Anthony Brewer singled to center. Charles Frazier then grounded one to third. The Wizards turned the force at second, and then some how got the out at first. Frazier was safe at first, but oh well, Germano got out of the inning with out any trouble.

The Cougars would finally get through against Germano in the fifth when with one out William Arroyo singled to center. Rex Rundgren then singled to right. Anthony Brewer would single to left to score Arroyo. Charles Frazier doubled to left to score Rundgren. Germano would get out of the inning without any more trouble by getting Hunter Wyant to hit a pop up foul to the first baseman. Then Scott Hicks would ground out to second.

The only thing that kept the Cougars from scoring in the sixth was a good throw from the outfield. George Arnott had led off with a double to left off of Germano. Dennis Anderson then doubled to right. The rightfielder Josh Carter threw in to the second baseman Josh Barfield who fired home to catcher Nick Trzesniak and they got Arnott at the plate. Even with that happening the Cougars still could've put something up on the board for the inning. Micharl Tucker then hit a liner to center. The centerfielder De Los Santos ran it down. Anderson at second had taken off with the ball, and was headed towards third, he should've tagged up at second to get to third, but oh well. He got back in time to second. William Arroyo then was intentionally walked to put a force at any base. The Wizards then made a pitching change. Anthony Kozol came in and got Rex Rundgren to hit the ball to short for the force at second. The Wizards excaped again.

The Wizards then took the momentum from getting out of the previous jam into the next inning and translated that into a run to tie the game. With two outs, Greg Sain walked. Joe Hastings then hit a double to right to score Sain.

Fort Wayne keep up the pressure on the Cougars in the seventh by scoring again. John DiBetta put down an absoultly perfect bunt down the third base line, that just would not roll foul. Josh Carter then reached on a fielder's choice, on the play DiBetta would be out at second. Jackson Aquino then struck out. Pedro De Los Santos singled to center to score Carter.

The Cougars would tie the game in the bottom of the inning. Charles Frazier reached on an error by shortstop Jackson Aquina. On the play Aquino just plain old dropped an easy infield pop up. Hunter Wyant then made them pay with a triple to center to score Frazier.

The game would stay tied at three untill the bottom of the tenth. With one out George Arnott came up and singled to center. Dennis Anderson then grounded out to first, on the play Arnott would move to second. Michael Tucker walked. Cougars manager Steve Phillips then pitch hit for William Arroyo with the one of the minors best hitters in Jason Stokes, who was on the bench for the third straight night with soreness in his left wrist. The Wizards immediatly, intentionally walked him to load the bases. Rex Rundgren then came up and singled right up the middle to score Arnott to win the game.

In the ninth and tenth Wes McCrotty came in and pitched shutout ball. He struck out three.

Play By Play

Wizards 1st
Guzman, single to short
Barfield, reach on fielder's choice, Guzman out at second, short stop to second base
Benick, reach on error by third baseman, Barfield to second
Sain, reach on fielder's choice, Benick out at second, third base to second base, Barfield to third
Hastings, pop out to right

Cougars 1st
Frazier, ground out short stop to first base
Wyant, pops out to leftfield
Hicks, strike out

Wizards 2nd
Trzesniak, double to center
DiBetta pop out to first
-Trzesniak, to third on wild pitch
Carter, ground out short stop to first base, Trzesniak scored
Aquino, line out to shortstop

Cougars 2nd
Arnott, ground out third base to first base
Anderson, ground out to firstbase
Tucker, ground out thirdbase to firstbase

Wizards 3rd
Guzman, strike out
Barfield, pop up foul to firstbase
Benick, ground out to secondbase to firstbase

Cougars 3rd
Arroyo, single to center
Rundgren, strike out
Brewer, single to center, Arroyo to second
Frazier, ground into double play, Brewer out at second third base to second base to firstbase

Wizards 4th
Sain, single to left
Hastings, strike out
-Sain to second on wild pitch
Trzesniak, strike out
-Sain to third on wild pitch
DiBetta, line out to left

Cougars 4th
Wyant, strike out
Hicks, strike out
Arnott, double to left
Anderson, ground out to firstbase

Wizards 5th
Carter, pop out to center
Aquino, ground out thirdbase to firstbase
Guzman, ground out, shortstop to firstbase

Cougars 5th
Tucker, line out to center
Arroyo, single to center
Rundgren, single to right, Arroyo to second
Brewer, single to left, Arroyo scored, Rundgren to second
Frazier, double to left, Rundgren scored, Brewer to third
Wyant, pop up foul to firstbase
Hicks, ground out to secondbase to firstbase

Wizards 6th
Barfield, fly out to right
Benick, ground out pitcher to shortstop to firstbase
Sain, walk
Hastings, double to right, Sain scored
Trzesniak, strike out, catcher to firstbase

Cougars 6th
Lee McCool to leftfield
Arnott, double to left
Anderson, double to right, Arnott out at home rightfield to secondbase to catcher
Tucker, pop out to center
Arroyo, intentionall walk
Pitching Change:Anthony Kozol replaces Justin Germano
Rundgren, reach on fielder's choice, Arroyo out at shortstop

Wizards 7th
DiBetta, single to third
Carter, reach on fielder's choice, DiBetta out thirdbase to secondbase, Carter to second on throwing error by secondbase
Aquino, strike out
Guzman, single to center, Carter scored
Barfield, ground out shortstop to first base

Cougars 7th
Brewer, strike out
Frazier, reach on error by shortstop
-Frazier moves to second on wild pitch
Wyant, triple to center, Frazier scored
Hicks, strike out
Arnott, line out to center

Wizards 8th
Benick, strike out
Sain, line out to right
Hastings, single to center
Trzesniak, reach on fielder's choice, Hastings out shortstop

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change:Justin Cracker replaces Anthony Kozol
Anderson, fly out to left
Tucker, strike out
Arroyo, line out to center

Wizards 9th
Pitching Change:Wes McCrotty replaces Dontrelle Willis
DiBetta, strike out
Carter, line out to center
Pinch Hitter:Eddie Serrano replaces Jackson Aquino
Aquino, ground out shortstop to first base

Cougars 9th
Rundgren, pop out to shortstop
Brewer, walk
Frazier, pop out to right
Wyant, ground out thirdbase to firstbase

Wizards 10th
Guzman, fly out to left
Barfield, strike out
Benick, strike out

Cougars 10th
Pitching Change:Ryan Earey replaces Justin Cracker
Hicks, ground out secondbase to firstbase
Arnott, single to center
Anderson, ground out to firstbase, Arnott to second
Tucker, walk
Pinch Hitter:Jason Stokes replaces William Arroyo
Stokes, intentionally walk, bases loaded
Rundgren, single to center, Arnott scored