Fort Wayne Wizards at Kane County Cougars

May 30th, 2002

Freddy Guzman CF 5 1 1 2
Lee McCool 2B 4 2 0 0
Joe Hastings LF 5 1 2 4
Greg Sain 1B 5 1 1 0
Jon Benick 3B 5 3 4 3
Nick Trzesniak DH 5 2 4 3
Kevin Reinking C 5 0 0 0
Keto Anderson RF 4 1 2 0
Jackson Aquino SS 4 1 2 1
Charlie Frazier DH 4 0 1 0
Hunter Wyant 2B 4 0 0 0
Jason Stokes 1B 4 1 3 1
Scott Hicks RF 4 0 0 0
George Arnott LF 3 0 0 0
Dennis Anderson C 3 0 0 0
William Arroyo 3B 4 1 1 0
Rex Rundgren SS 4 0 0 0
Anthony Brewer CF 3 0 1 1

Fort Wayne 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 1 12 16 2
Kane County 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2

E-McCool, Aquino, Rundgren, Johnston, LOB FW-8, KC-6, 2B-Hastings 2, Benick, Stokes, HR-Benick (Ungs), Trzesniak (Ungs), Stokes (Stewart), HBP-McCool, SACB-Guzman

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Cory Stewart 7 3 1 1 1 7 W (3-3)
Jack Cassel 2 3 1 0 1 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Nick Ungs 7 7 3 3 1 3 L (3-2)
David Johnston0.2 4 7 3 1 0 ND
Elvis DeJesus 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 ND
Kris Clute 1 4 1 1 0 1 ND

HB-Johnston, SO-McCool 2, Hastings 2, Frazier, Wyant, Stokes, Hicks, Arnott 2, Anderson 2, BB-McCool, Anderson, Aquino, Arnott, Anderson
T-2:41, A-5,084

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder
by David Malamut

The Cougars did not have anything today after they won in the tenth yesterday. They got pounded 12-2 at the Elf. The Cougars record at home is now 13-12.

Fort Wayne just had way to much offense for the Cougars today, it would also have helped to get the ball over the plate, but let's not get picky. The Wizards had 16 hits, and 12 runs.

One inning really killed the Cougars, the eighth inning in which the Wizards score eight runs. Without that inning it would have been a 4-2 victory which is a lot better to swallow than 12-2.

For the Wizards several of thier hitters feasted off of Cougar pitchers. Jon Benick had four hits including a homer and a double. He drove in three. Nick Trzesniak also had four hits. He hit a homer and drove in two. Jackson Aquino had three hits, and scored a run. Jon Hastings had two doubles, but both of them drove home some runs. Altogether he drove in four.

Nic Ungs made his first start for the Cougars since being brought back from Jupiter. He lasted seven innings. Nic gave up seven hits but only three runs. Ungs walked one.

Ungs had only one really bad inning, the sixth. The trouble started with two outs, Greg Sain singled to center. Jon Benick then hit a homer off of the top of the wall in center. Nick Trzesniak followed with a solo shot to the scoreboard in left center.

Corey Stewart pitched very well for the Wizards. He went seven innings, giving up only three hits and one run. He walked one and struck out seven. After he gave up his only run he retired the next eight. The first two after the homer that he retired, were on strikes.

The only run the Cougars would get off of Stewart came in the fourth. With one out Jason Stokes hit his tenth homer of the season to lead the Cougars. The ball went onto the deck in left. The amazing part was that the Torco sign on top of the scoreboard in center, actually lit up. First time i've noticed that in two years.

The big story of the game was the collapse of the Cougars bullpen. After Ungs left the game, after seven inning of work, Dave Johnston came on. He got two Wizards out. Elvis DeJesus then had too come on to get the last out. Finally the game was turned over to second baseman/pitcher Kris Clute for the final inning. Clute I heard registered at 75 m.p.h. on the gun.

Johnston got into trouble right off the bat in his outing. He hit Lee McCool. Joe Hastings then doubled to center to score McCool. Greg Sain grounded out to second to get Hastings to third. Jon Benick doubled to center to score Hastings. Nick Trzesniak singled to center to score Benick. Kevin Reinking lined one to left. Leftfielder George Arnott made a great diving catch near the foul line. Keto Anderson walked. Jackson Aquino reached on an infield singl to load the bases. Pedro De Los Santos singled to center to score Trzesniak and Anderson. The Cougars then brought in DeJesus to pitch to McCool, the Wizards had gone throught the order once in the inning. McCool walked to load the bases. Joe Hastings lined a double down the right field line to score Aquino, Santos and McCool.

The Cougars would not hold their heads down though, they tried to scrap for some runs. In the next half inning they would score one. The Wizards brought in Jack Cassell in relief of Stewart. William Arroyo reached on an error by shortstop Aquino. On the play Aquino overthrew first. Arroyo would make it to second. Rex Rundgren then grounded out to third. On the play Arroyo would make it to third. Anthony Brewer singled to center to score Arroyo.

Fort Wayne would continue their onslaught in the top of the ninth by scoring one more run. The Cougars had brought in Kris Clute to save the pen. Jon Benick singled to center. On the play Brewer made a dive for the ball and it went in and out of his glove. Nick Trzesniak then singled to left. Kevin Reinking popped up to second. On the play second baseman missed the pop up, thankfully the base up had called the infield fly rule to save the Cougars from themselves. Keto Anderson then singled to right to load the bases. Jackson Aquino singled to right to score Benick. Pedro De Los Santos then popped up to short, yes Rundgren caught the ball, and the ump did call the infield fly rule again. Lee McCool would then strikeout to end the inning.

Play By Play

Wizards 1st
Guzman, ground out first base to pitcher
McCool, ground out short stop to first base
Hastings, strike out

Cougars 1st
Frazier, ground out short stop to first base
Wyant, ground out short stop to first base
Stokes, single to center
Hicks, pop out to short stop

Wizards 2nd
Sain, pop out to right
Benick, single to center
Trzesniak, single to center, Benick to second
Reinking, ground into double play, Trzesniak out at second third base to second base to first base

Cougars 2nd
Arnott, walked
Anderson, strike out
Arroyo, ground into double play, Arnott out at second, short stop to first base

Wizards 3rd
Anderson, ground out short stop to first base
Aquino, reach on error by short stop
Guzman, sacrifice bunt, catcher to first base, Aquino to second
McCool, line out to center

Cougars 3rd
Rundgren, line out to center
Brewer, pop out to second
Frazier, strike out

Wizards 4th
Hastings, strike out
Sain, ground out to short stop to first base
Benick, ground out second base to first base

Cougars 4th
Wyant, ground out to short stop to first base
Stokes, home run to left field
Hicks, strike out
Arnott, strike out

Wizards 5th
Trzesniak, pop out to first
Reinking, pop out to left
Anderson, single to short
Aquino, single to right, Anderson to third
Guzman, ground out second base to first base

Cougars 5th
Anderson, fly to center
Arroyo, ground out short stop to first base
Rundgren, ground out second base to first base

Wizards 6th
McCool, strike out
Hastings, ground out second base to first base
Sain, single to center
Benick, home run, Sain scored
Trzesniak, home run
Reinking, fly out to center

Cougars 6th
Brewer, ground out pitcher to first base
Frazier, pop out to center
Wyant, strike out

Wizards 7th
Anderson, ground out short stop to first base
Aquino, walk
Guzman, ground into double play, Aquino out at second, second base to short stop to first base

Cougars 7th
Stokes, double to center
Hicks, pop out to third
Arnott, strike out
Anderson, strike out

Wizards 8th
Pitching Change:David Johnston replaced Nick Ungs
McCool, hit by pitch
Hastings, double to center, McCool scored
Sain, ground out second base to first base, Hastings to third
Benick, double to center, Hastings scored
Trzesniak, single to center, Benick scored
Reinking, line to left
Anderson, walked
Aquino, single to first, bases loaded
Guzman, single to center, Trzesniak and Anderson scored, Aquino to third
Pitching Change:Elvis DeJesus replaces David Johnston
McCool, walk
Hastings, double to right, Aquino, Guzman and McCool scored
Sain, pop up foul to first base

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change:Jack Cassel replaces Cory Stewart
Arroyo, reaches second on an error by short stop
Rundgren, ground out third base to first base
Brewer, single to center, Arroyo scored
Frazier, single to left, Brewer to second
Wyant, pop out to left
Stokes, strike out

Wizards 9th
Pitching Change:Kris Clute replaces Elvis DeJesus
Benick, single to center
Trzesniak, single to left, Benick to second
Reinking, pop out to second
Anderson, single to left, bases loaded
Aquino, single to right, Benick scored, bases loaded
Guzman, pop out to short stop
McCool, strike out

Cougars 9th
Hicks, reach on error by second base
Arnott, ground into double play, Hicks out at second, third base to second base to first base
Anderson, walk
Arroyo, single to right, Anderson to second
Rundgren, line out to center