Kane County Cougars at Quad City River Bandits

June 13th, 2004

The Cougar offense ignited in the ninth inning scoring five times to break a two all tie to get a split in the series with Quad City. Those five runs were big, but what really helped was the three run homer off the bat off Dustin Majewski.

Those runs were all nice and everything but the story of the game to me was the good pitchers duel that we had between Chris Schutt and the Cougars Trent Peterson. Both of them went seven innings, both of them gave up two earned runs. Schutt gave up a run in the first and in the fifth, and got into a little trouble in the fourth but that was all that the Cougars could get off of him.

In the first Brian Ingram led off the game with a double to right. Luke Appert then followed with a fly to center, on the play Ingram would tag up and go to third. David Castillo grounded out to second for the second out, on the play Ingram would score. In the fourth inning the Cougars would have a chance. Castillo led off with a double down the left field line. Two outs later Dustin Majewski walked. This ment runners on first and second with two outs. Kory Wayment then hit the first pitch he saw to short, Majewski would be out on the force play to end the inning.

The other run the Cougars scored off of Schutt came in the fifth inning. Trevor Brown hit his first career triple, after the centerfielder dove for the ball and missed. The ball rolled all the way to the fense. Luis Perez grounded out to second, on the play Brown would score.

After that Schutt retired the next eight he faced to end his day. He had two walks and six strikeouts to go with 100 pitches.

Trent Peterson was equal to the task. He went seven innings and allowed the Swings two runs, both came in the second inning. With one out Alex Garcia singled to center. Scott Whitrock then grounded one to short. Brian Ingram tried to get the force at second on Garcia but wouldn't be in time. Josh Johnson then singled to right to score Garcia. This would also get Whitrock to third. Ryan Spataro then followed with a ground out to second, on the play Whitrock would score.

Peterson would then retire the next 16 in a row. In those 16 he struck out five. Got five on ground balls, and six on fly balls. Of those 16 he was able to get ahead on the count ten times with first pitch strikes.

The Swing threatend off of reliever Jose Corchado in the eighth inning. With one out Ryan Spataro put down a bunt that he beat out. He then stole second base. Corchado would come back and get both Justin Arneson and Ben Pattee on called third strikes to get out of the inning.

Now comes the fun, when the Cougars would score five runs in the top of the ninth inning to get the win. David Castillo led it off with a double down the right field line. Since it was the winning run, Cougar manager Dave Joppie pitch ran for Castillo with Nick Rogers. Vasili Spanos was then hit by a pitch in the elbow pad. One out later, Dustin Majewski took the fourth pitch he saw over the left center field wall, for his fifth homer of the season. One out later Trevor Brown doubled to right. Chris Tritle came in a pitch hit for Luis Perez and doubled to center to score Brown. Ingram would walk. Luke Appert then singled to short, the throw from short was off, on the play Tritle kept on running and would score from second. On the play there was a nice collison at home plate between Tritle and catcher Johnson. Johnson would drop the ball.

Brian Ingram SS 4 1 1 0
Luke Appert 2B 5 0 1 0
David Castillo C 4 0 2 1
Nick Rogers PR 1
David Harriman C
Vasili Spanos 3B 3 1 0 0
Brian Snyder DH 3 0 0 0
Dustin Majewski CF 3 1 1 3
Kory Wayment LF 4 0 0 0
Trevor Brown 1B 4 2 2 0
Luis Perez RF 3 0 0 1
Chris Tritle PH/RF 1 1 1 1
Justin Arneson LF 4 0 0 0
Ben Pattee 2B 4 0 0 0
Brock Peterson DH 4 0 1 0
Omar Burgos 3B 4 0 0 0
Dusty Gomon 1B 4 0 0 0
Alex Garcia SS 3 1 1 0
Scott Whitrock RF 3 1 1 0
Josh Johnson C 3 0 1 1
Ryan Spataro CF 3 0 1 1

E-Garcia, LOB-Cougars-5, Swing-3, RLISP-Cougars-3, Swing-2, 2B-Ingram, Castillo 2, Brown, Tritle, 3B-Brown, HR-Majewski (Uhl), RBI-Castillo, Majewski 3, Perez 2, Johnson, Spataro, SB-Spataro
Kane County 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 7 8 0
Quad City 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 1
Trent Peterson 7 4 2 2 0 7 ND 0 0 0 25 25 7 6 88 62
Jose Corchado 2 1 0 0 0 3 W (2-4) 0 0 0 7 7 0 2 21 18
Chris Schutt 7 3 2 2 2 6 ND 0 0 0 24 26 10 5 100 60
Jon Uhl 1.2+4 5 5 5 1 0 L (3-2) 0 0 1 7 9 0 2 46 29
Peter Tauter 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 ND 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2
HB-Spanos (Uhl), SO-Ingram, Appert, Spanos, Snyder, Majewski, Brown, Arneson 2, Pattee 2, Peterson 2, Burgos, Gomon, Spataro, BB-Ingram, Snyder, Majewski
Notes-According to the announcer, (Chris Rushin), Ryan Dempster the former Cougar will be making his last rehab start in the Lansing on Tuesday. Guess who his opponent will be, that's right the Cougars. He will be opposed Manny Rodriguez. I will be there, Tuesday and Thursday to enjoy the fun

Cedar Rapids 38 24 613 -
Kane County 38 24 613 -
Peoria 37 25 597 1
Clinton 33 28 541 4.5
Beloit 33 30 524 5.5
Those are the only ones who still have any chance in the first half. Remember the first two in the division are in the playoffs automaticly.

Cedar Rapids plays-4 @ Battle Creek, 3 @ Peoria
Kane County plays-4 @ Lansing, 3 v Burlington
Peoria plays-4 @ Fort Wayne, 3 v Cedar Rapids

Alumni News:
Charlie Frazier was promoted from Jupiter to Carolina
Jason Stokes was taken out of the game because of an injury to his left wrist