Kane County Cougars at Peoria Chiefs

June 30th, 2003

Joe Blanton pitched six inning of shutout ball to help the Cougars to a 1 to nothing win over the Peoria Chiefs. It was the fifth time this year the Cougars have beatin the Chiefs in five chances.

Blanton gave up five hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. He did a great job of getting out of three very tough jams in the early innings. In the first inning he got out of a bases loaded and two out jam. He struck the first two hitters he faced out, then walked Travis Hanson. John Santor then singled to center to move Hanson to second. Chase Voshell then walked which loaded the bases. Tim Lemon struck out on three pitches to end the inning.

With one out in the third inning Mike McCoy singled to left. He would get to second on a bad pickoff throw from Blanton. Travis Hanson grounded out to second to move him over to third with two outs and the game still scoreless. John Santor then grounded out to short to end the inning.

In the fifth inning he got out of a jam with three runners reaching in the inning. Milko Jaramilo singled to start things. Tyler Parker then put down a sacrifice bunt. Blanton pounced on it and threw to second to get Jaramilo out. Matt Lemanczyk then would reach on a fielder's choice, with Parker being out at second. After this the Cougars had a collective brain freeze. Lemanczyk tried to steal second, and catcher John Baker threw through to the base. Only one problem nobody covered the bases. Both John McCurdy and Francis Gomez were standing on either side of the base about five feet from it with their hands up saying what happend. The runner would get to third as the ball went into center field. Mike McCoy then struck out to end the inning.

The Cougars bullpen did an outstanding job in relief of Blanton. Matt Lynch who made his professional debut tonight. He was the tenth pick of the Athletics in this years draft. He pitched and inning, giving up only one walk. Chris Dunwell pitched an inning gviing up only one hit. Edwardo Sierra closed out the game with a perfect ninth with two strike outs.

Kane County had an oppourtunity to score in the fourth inning. John McCurdy led it off with an infield single to second. John Baker then single to third, on the play the ball went off of the third basemans glove. Both runners would advance when Peoria pitcher Josh Teekel tried a pickoff play at second base and the ball went off of the short stops glove and into the outfield. With runners on second and third and nobody out. Nelson Cruz came up, he grounded out to third. Brian Stavisky then struck out. Marcus McBeth would then ground out to third to end the inning.

Finally the Cougars would put up a run in the seventh. Nelson Cruz was hit by a pitch. Brian Stavisky would then reach on a fielder's choice, with Cruz being out at second. Marcus McBeth reached on a Baltimore chop single. Brant Colamarino then singled to left to load the bases. Chris Tritle singled to center to score Stavisky. The Chiefs then made a pitching change. Kory Wayment would strike out. Francis Gomez then grounded out to short to end the inning.

Francis Gomez 2B 4 0 0 0
John McCurdy SS 4 0 1 0
John Baker C 3 0 1 0
Nelson Cruz RF 2 0 0 0
J.P. Schmidt RF 1 0 0 0
Brian Stavisky DH 4 0 0 1
Marcus McBeth CF 4 0 1 0
Brant Colamarino 1B 3 0 1 0
Chris Tritle LF 4 0 1 1
Kory Wayment 3B 4 0 0 0
Matt Lemanczyk CF 4 0 1 0
Mike McCoy 2B 4 0 1 0
Travis Hanson 3B 3 0 0 0
John Santor 1B 4 0 2 0
Chase Voshell LF 3 0 0 0
Tim Lemon RF 4 0 0 0
Terry Evans DH 2 0 0 0
Milko Jaramillo SS 3 0 2 0
Tyler Parker C 3 0 0 0

E-Jaramillo, Blanton, Suomi, LOB-Cougars-7, Chiefs-6, RLISP-Cougars-3, Chiefs-4, RBI-Tritle (2), CS-Jaramillo, PiO-Cruz (1)(Teekel), Jaramillo (Blanton)(2), DP-Voshell (Blanton)(6)(6-3), Jaramillo (Lynch)(1)(4-6-3)
Kane County 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 2
Peoria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Joe Blanton 6 5 0 0 2 7 W 0 0 0 21 23 9 0 99 67
Matt Lynch 1 0 0 0 1 1 ND 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 13 7
Chris Dunwell 1 1 0 0 0 0 ND 0 0 0 4 4 2 1 16 9
Edwardo Sierra 1 0 0 0 0 2 SV 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 12 9
Josh Teekel 6.1+3 6 1 1 0 5 L 0 0 1 25 26 7 7
Brian Flynn 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 ND 0 0 0 5 6 3 1
Andy Cavazos 1 0 0 0 1 2 ND 0 0 0 3 3 1 0
HB-Cruz (6)(Teekel), SO-Baker 2 (73), Cruz (87), Stavisky (46), McBeth 2 (45), Wayment 2 (61), Lemanczyk, McCoy 2, Santor, Lemon 3, Evans 2, Parker, BB-Baker (42), Colamarino (61), Hanson, Voshell, Evans
H-(218,742)(36), A-(137,458)(45), T-(355,930)(79)

Notes-For the first time this year that I have seen, Eddie Williams wore his number 77 jersey during hte game, usually he wears a sweatshirt with the A's logo on it. I dont blame him for not wearing the sweatshirt it was 90+ degress at game time. Nelson Cruz came out of the game after being hit in the arm by a pitch

Alumni News
Here's all the news I havent reported in the last two weeks since I was on vacation.
6/18, Denny Bautista promoted to Carolina from Jupiter.
Tim McClaskey sold from Springfield (CEN) to Houston, assigned to Round Rock.
6/20-Denny Bautista will be in the Future's Star Game at the all star game.
Gary Knotts optioned to Toledo from Detriot.
Jose Santos reinstated from DL (Jupiter)
Will Smith promoted to Carolina from Jupiter.
Wes Anderson released by Florida.
Brian Meadows promoted to Pittsburgh from Nashville.
Miguel Cabrera named Midseason All Star in AA by Baseball America.
Cabrera also promoted to Florida
Nic Ungs named Mid Season All Star in High A by Baseball America.
6/28-Luis Ugueto sent down to San Antonio from Seattle
6/20-Hector Carrasco promoted from Ottawa to Baltimore.
Jaime Jones taken off DL sent to Lancaster.
Kevin Olsen placed on the disabled list for Florida
Josh Beckett comes off disabled list today for Florida

Also we have found were some more alum are playing.
Dominic Woody -Kelowna (CAN)
Bryan Ward-Saltillo (MEX)
Franco Blackburn Montgomery (SEL)
Earl Agnoly-Calgary (CAN) Steve Gagliano was traded to Penn (AL)

Alumni Report
Earl Agnoly LON-DH, 1-4, RBI
Phil Akens @LAKW-7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, W(7-6), HB, BK
Chip Ambres @TEN-CF, 0-4, K
Dennis Anderson @TEN-3B, 0-0
Franco Blackburn BR-DH, 0-4, 2 K
Terry Byron PB-2 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 K, SV(7), WP
Miguel Cabrera ATL-LF, 0-4, K
Luis Castillo ATL-2B, 1-1, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB, SACF
Kevin Cave TAM-1 IP, 1 H, SV(18)
Kris Clute @LAKW-2B, 0-4, 3 K, BB
Elvis DeJesus PB-0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB
Matt DeMarco TAM-2B, 1-3, R, SB
Todd Dunwoody @OKL-LF, 1-4, 2B, K
Quincy Foster POR-PR, 0-0, SB
Charlie Frazier TAM-LF, 0-4, K
Jeff Fulchino TAM- 4.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Steve Gagliano @NEW-4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, L(1-4), HR(J.Rodriguez)(M.Coleman), WP
Adrian Gonzalez @TEN-1B, 1-4, 2B, 2 K
Alex Gonzalez ATL-SS, 0-4, E
Brandon Harper @TEN-C, 0-3
Kevin Hooper OMA-2B, 1-3, 2 RBI, R, BB
Charles Johnson ARZ-C, 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB, 2 K
Jim Kavourias TAM-RF, 0-4
Heath Kelly SEL-SS, 1-5, R, 3 K
Chris Key TAM-3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, W(4-0)
Rick Krivda LI-7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, HB
Guy Lynam TAM-C, 0-2, R, BB, K
Tim McClaskey ARK-0.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB
Wes McCrotty GATE-0.2 IP
Billy McMillon SEA-PH, 0-1, K
Jesus Medrano @TEN-2B, 0-4, 3 K
Stephen Morales @HUN-C, 0-2, K
Todd Moser, @TEN-6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, L(4-3), HR(B.Jacobsen), 1-2
Bill Murphy @WIC-3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Drew Niles @TEN-2B/3B, 1-4, K
Kirk Nordness @TRCY-LF, 0-0
Matt Padgett @TEN-RF, 1-4, K
Jason Pearson @OKL-1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Eric Reed TAM-CF, 1-4, SB, K
Nate Rolison @SYR 1B, 0-3, BB
Victor Rodriguez MID-SS, 0-3, R, RBI, BB, SB, SACF
Brett Roneberg @NOR-RF, 0-3, BB
Rex Rundgren TAM-SS, 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B, R, E
Jose Santos-TAM-DH, 0-2, R, HBP
Will Smith @TEN-LF, 1-4
Jason Stokes TAM-1B, 1-4, HR(13)(J.King), 2 RBI, R, K
Matt Treanor OMA-C, 0-4, R, HBP, PB, 2 K
Michael Tucker TAM-3B, 0-3, 3 K
Luis Ugueto FRSC-SS, 0-3
B.J.Waszgis GRV-C, 0-4, 3 K
Josh Wilson @TEN-SS, 1-4
Randy Winn @OAK-LF, 1-3, RBI

This Day In Cougars History (June 30th)

1998, vs Beloit, Cougars win 1-0 in 12 innings on Raul Franco's infield single with the bases loaded.

Daniel Ramirez, IF (91)-70
Marc Sauer, P (00-01)-80

David Malamut