Fort Wayne Wizards at Kane County Cougars

May 31st, 2002

Freddy Guzman CF 4 2 1 1
Josh Barfield 2B 5 0 1 1
Josh Hastings LF 5 1 3 1
Greg Sain DH 5 0 1 0
Jon Benick 1B 3 1 0 0
Nick Trzesniak C 1 0 0 0
John DiBetta 3B 4 0 0 0
Keto Anderson RF 4 0 0 1
Jackson Aquino SS 3 1 1 0
Charlie Frazier RF 4 1 2 2
Hunter Wyant 2B 5 0 1 0
Jason Stokes 1B 5 1 1 1
Scott Hicks LF 5 0 2 1
Winton Zapey C 4 0 0 0
Michael Tucker 3B 3 0 0 0
Kris Clute DH 3 0 0 0
Rex Rundgren SS 4 1 2 0
Anthony Brewer CF 4 1 1 0

Fort Wayne 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 7 1
Kane County 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 1

E-Aquino, Zapey, LOB FW-8, KC-9, 2B-Hastings, Frazier, Hicks, Brewer, HR-Hastings (Cave), Stokes (Tucker), SB-Guzman 3, Frazier, Brewer, CI-Benick

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Jon Huber 5 7 3 3 1 6 ND
Ben Fox 2 0 0 0 2 2 ND
Rusty Tucker 2 2 1 1 0 5 W (5-1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Ronald Belisario 5 4 2 1 4 2 ND
John Skinner 2 0 0 0 1 3 ND
Wes McCrotty 1 0 0 0 0 1 ND
Kevin Cave 1 3 3 3 0 2 L (1-4)
WP-Huber, PB-Zapey, SO-Guzman 2, Barfield, Hastings 2, Sain 2, Benick, Frazier 2, Wyant 2, Stokes, Hicks, Tucker 2, Clute 2, Rundgren, Brewer 2, BB-Guzman, Trzesniak 3, Aquino, Frazier, Tucker, Clute
T-2:52, A-9,395

Voice Of A Season Ticker Holder
by David Malamut

The Cougars lost another game today in the late innings, as thier bullpen could not hold the lead. Most of the bullpen pitched well, it was just the ninth inning that skined the Cougars.

In the ninth the Cougars had a one run lead and had brought in their closer, Kevin Cave. He procedded to struggle through the inning and ultimatly the game came down to one play in which at this level of the minors I know that they are still learning the game.

Ronaldo Belizario made the start for the Cougars and pitch effectivly for five innings. He gave up four hits and two runs. Only one of those runs were earned. The one thing that hurt him were the four walks that he issued to Wizard hitters, one of them would score. That one run was the one earned run he gave up.

In the second inning Fort Wayne scored the other run. Jon Bencik would reach on a catcher's interferance call on Winton Zapay. Nick Trzesniak then walked. John DiBetta flied out ot right. On the play Benick would tag up and go to third. Keto Anderson then reach on a fielder's choice at second. On the play Benick scored.

The Cougars though scored first in this game. In the bottom of the first, Charles Frazier led things off with a grounder to short, and just beat the throw. Hunter Wyant then singled to right. Jason Stokes struck out. Scott Hicks then doubled to left to score Frazier.

Belizario would get into a jam in the fourth. Greg Sain led off with a single to center. Jon Benick reached on a fielder's choice, on the play Sain was out at second. Nick Trzesniak walked. John DiBetta then grounded out to short, on the play the runners moved along to second and third with two outs. Keto Anderson grounded out to short to end the inning.

The Wizards would come back and score some more in the fifth. With one out Pedro De Los Santos walked. He stole second and third. Josh Barfield then singled to left to score Santos.

The Cougars would get the lead back in the bottom of the inning. With one out Rex Rundgren singled to center. Anthony Brewer doubled to left, to get Rundgren to third. Charles Frazier then doubled to left to score both Rundgren and Brewer.

A storm was brewing in the ninth after the Cougars brought in Cave. He was able to get Keto Anderson to hit a high pop out ot left to start out the inning. Jackson Aquino then singled to right, he would get to second on a wild pitch. De Los Santos then singled to right to score Aquino. Santos would get to second on the throw home. Then he would steal third. Josh Barfield struck out. Catcher Zapay dropped the ball and had to throw to first to get the out. The only problem was he had time but did not look the runner back at third. As soon as he let go of the ball Santos broke for home and was safe, the Wizards took the lead on that play. The next hitter Joe Hastings then took Cave deep onto the deck in right.

In the bottom of the ninth the only highlight for the Cougars was the solo homer by Jason Stokes.

Play By Play

Wizards 1st
Guzman, ground out first base to pitcher
Barfield, ground out short stop to first base
Hastings, double to center
Sain, fly out to center

Cougars 1st
Frazier, single to short
Wyant, single to right, Frazier to second
Stokes, strike out
Hicks, double to left, Frazier scored, Wyant to third
Zapey, line out to short
Tucker, walked, bases loaded
Clute, line out to right

Wizards 2nd
Benick, reach on catchers interference
Trzesniak, walk, Benick to second
DiBetta, fly out to right, Benick tagged and moved to third
Anderson, reach on fielder's choice, Trzesniak out at second, short stop to second base, Benick scored, Anderson reached first
Aquino, ground out to first base

Cougars 2nd
Rundgren, strike out
Brewer, reach on error by short stop
-Brewer, stole second
Frazier, strike out
Wyant, strike out

Wizards 3rd
Guzman, strike out
Barfield, pop out to right
Hastings, strike out

Cougars 3rd
Stokes, ground out to first base
Hicks, single to center
-Hicks, moved to second on wild pitch
Zapey, line out to left
Tucker, ground out to short stop to firt base

Wizards 4th
Sain, single to center
Benick, reach on fielder's choice, Sain out at second, second base to short stop
Trzesniak, walked
DiBetta, ground out short stop to first base, Benick moved to third, Trzesniak moved to second
Anderson, ground out short stop to first base

Cougars 4th
Clute, strike out
Rundgren, single to center
Brewer, double to left, Rundgren to third
Frazier, double to left, both Rundgren and Brewer scored
Wyant, ground out pitcher to first base
Stokes, pop out to second

Wizards 5th
Aquino, pop out to second base
Guzman, walked
-Guzman, stole both second and third
Barfield, single to left, Guzman scored
Hastings, single to center, Barfield to second
Sain, pop up foul to first
Benick, lined out to center

Cougars 5th
Hicks, ground out to second base to first base
Zapey, lined out to left
Tucker, strike out

Wizards 6th
Trzesniak, walked
Pitching Change:John Skinner replaced Ronald Belisario
DiBetta, ground out pitcher to first base, Trzesniak to second
Anderson, pop out to center
Aquino, walked
Guzman, strike out

Cougars 6th
Pitching Change:Ben Fox replaces Jon Huber
Clute, walked
Rundgren, ground out pitcher to first base, Clute to second
Brewer, strike out
Frazier, walked
Wyant, ground out third base to first base

Wizards 7th
Barfield, pop out to short
Hastings, strike out
Sain, strike out

Cougars 7th
Stokes, ground out second base to first base
Hicks, strike out
Zapey, line out to center

Wizards 8th
Pitching Change:Wes McCrotty replaces John Skinner
Benick, strike out
Trzesniak, ground out short stop to first base
DiBetta, ground out third base to first base

Cougars 8th
Pitching Change:Rusty Tucker replaces Ben Fox
Tucker, strike out
Clute, strike out
Rundgren, single to left
Brewer, strike out, catcher to first base

Wizards 9th
Pitching Change:Kevin Cave replaces Wes McCrotty
Anderson, pop out to left
Aquino, single to right
Guzman, single to right, Aquino scored, Aquino to second on throw home
-Guzman, stole third
Barfield, strike out, catcher to first base
Hastings, home run, Guzman scored
Sain, strike out

Cougars 9th
Frazier, strike out
Wyant, strike out
Stokes, home run
Hicks, ground out to third base to first base