Burlington Bees at Kane County Cougars

June 19th, 2004

The Cougars are the 1st Half Western Divison Champs!!!

Two three run inning which were heavly aided by four Bees errors helped to seal the victory. The Bees did manage four runs in the seventh after two wild pitches and a balk but that would be all that they could muster against the Cougars pitching.

The Cougars took advantage of errors in the third inning to put up three runs. With one out Eddie Kim singled to right, he would get to second after the right fielder bobbled the ball. One out later Brian Ingram walked. Luke Appert then lined one to center. The centerfield had the ball drop out of his glove and roll around a little. Kim and Ingram would score on the play, and Appert would end up on third. David Castillo was hit by a pitch. Vasili Spanos then doubled into the right field corner to allow Castillo to score. Brian Snyder would walk. Dustin Majewski struck out to end the inning.

Three more runs for the Cougars in the fifth inning this time without any help from the Bees defense. With one out Luke Appert walked. Castillo then grounded to third, on the play Appert would move to second. Vasili Spanos then walked. Snyder doubled to center to score both Appert and Castillo. Majewski would follow with a single just past the first base man, Spanos would rumble round third and make it just under the catchers tag. On the throw Majewski went to second. Chris Tritle would ground to second to end the inning.

Trent Peterson started for the Cougars and pitched pretty well. He had one inning of trouble, the seventh inning. Besides that he gave up two hits and no runs. In the seventh though he would give up four hits and four runs. With one out Angel Sanchez singled to center. Mitch Maier would follow with a single back to Peterson. Trent made a good decison not to throw the ball. Kenard Springer then doubled just past the third baseman. Sanchez would score and Maier went to third. Adam Donachie then grounded one into the hole. Maier would score and Springer went to third.. After that Daniel Fyvie came on to replace Peterson. His first pitch went to the back stop and would allow for Springer to score, and Donachie to get ot second. Three pitches later another went to the back stop which moved Donachie to third. Walter Sevilla would ultimatley walk. The next pitch after the walk Fyvie would be called for a balk and Donachie would come into score.

The Cougars added another run in the eighth inning. With two outs, Luis Perez pitch hit for Eddie Kim, he would walk. Perez went to second on a balk. Nick Rogers then walked. Brian Ingram would single to center to score Perez.

Chris Lubanski CF 4 0 0 0
Angel Sanchez SS 4 1 2 0
Mitch Maier DH 4 1 1 0
Kenard Springer LF 4 1 2 1
Adam Donachie C 3 1 1 1
Walter Sevilla 2B 2 0 1 0
Brandon Powell PH 1 0 0 0
Mike Gaffney 3B 4 0 0 0
Chamar McDonald 1B 2 0 0 0
Kila Kaaihue 1B 2 0 0 0
Jeff Barry RF 3 0 1 0
Brian Ingram SS 4 1 2 1
Luke Appert 2B 4 2 0 0
David Castillo C 3 0 0 0
Vasili Spanos 1B 3 1 1 1
Brian Snyder 3B 3 1 1 2
Dustin Majewski CF 4 1 1 1
Chris Tritle RF 4 0 0 0
Eddie Kim DH 3 1 1 0
Luis Perez PH/DH 0 1 0 0
Nick Rogers LF 3 0 0 0

E-Sevilla (9), Sanchez (16), Lubanski (1), Barry (6), LOB-Bees-5, Cougars-7, RLISP-Bees-2, Cougars-5, 2B-Springer (5), Snyder (11), Spanos (20), RBI-Springer (15), Donachie (20), Ingram (20), Spanos (44), Snyder 2 (42), Majewski (36), SB-Ingram (4), CS-Donachie (2), Sevilla (1), DP-Maier (Peterson)(6-3), Castillo (Atencio)(6-4-3), Snyder (Atencio)(L5-3)
Burlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 8 4
Kane County 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 X 7 6 0
Greg Atencio 5 4 6 3 4 4 L (4-7) 0 0 1 20 25 5 4 91 54
Robbie McClellan 3 2 1 1 2 1 ND 0 1 0 11 13 4 4 53 31
Trent Peterson 6.1+4 6 4 4 1 6 W (2-2) 0 0 0 22 23 6 4 83 52
Dan Fyvie 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 ND 2 1 0 2 3 0 1 11 4
J.R. Pickens 2 2 0 0 0 3 SV (2) 0 0 0 8 8 1 2 39 25
HB-Castillo (4)(Atencio)(4), WP-Fyvie 2 (2), BK-Fyvie (1), McClellan (1), SO-Lubanski 2 (52), Maier (43), Springer (36), Powell (16), Gaffney 3 (25), McDonald 2 (4), Appert (36), Snyder (54), Majewski (58), Tritle (58), Kim (39), BB-Donachie (18), Sevilla (13), Ingram (44), Appert (40), Spanos (20), Snyder (45), Perez (20), Rogers (20)
This was the 8th largerst crowd in Elfstrom Stadium history

Burlington Hawk Eye
June 20th, 2004

Geneva, IL-The Kane County Cougars (42-26) clinched the Midwest League's Western Division first-half title with a 7-4 victory over the Burlington Bees (22-47) at Elfstrom Stadium Saturday.

Kane County took advantage of two Bees errors and broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning. With two outs and two on, Luke Appert hit a long fly ball to right-center field that Chris Lubanski tracked down and dropped for his second error of the inning as two runs came in to score.

Burlington starter Greg Atencio (4-7) then hit David Castillo with a pitch before Vasili Spanos drove in the third run with a double down the right field line.

The Cougars added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. With two on and two out, Brian Snyder doubled to bring in a pair and then scored on a base hit by Dustin Majewski that put the Cougars ahead 6-0.

All six runs were scored with two outs.

The Bees broke through in the top of the seventh inning. With one out, Angel Sanchez and Mitch Maier singled, Kenard Springer doubled to drive in one run and Adam Donachie followed with another single to drive in a second and knock Cougars' starter Trent Peterson (2-2) out of the game.

Dan Fyvie came in and threw a wild pitch to bring in Springer and after another wild pitch, a walk to Walter Sevilla, and a balk. Donachie scored to pull the Bees to within two at 6-4. Sevilla was at third with two outs when Kila Kaaihue pinch-hit for Chamar McDonald and chased Chris Tritle to the wall in right-center with a flyout to end the inning. The shot came within five feet of tying the game.

The Bees and Cougars finish this series today at 2pm. Left-hander John Gragg (2-5, 3.78) will start for the Bees against right-hander Jared Trout (4-3, 3.95) for the Cougars.

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Brant Colamarino was named Topps Player of the Month for the California League (May)
Webster Garrison and Jim Coffman will be the coaches for the western squad for the Texas League All Star game