The Kane County Cougars’ offense has been on fire as of late, since coming back from the mid-season break. That continued over the weekend as the team faced off against the Peoria Chiefs. They had 16 hits on Sunday afternoon to come away with a 6-1 win against the Peoria team.
With that win the team swept the Chiefs in their three-game series. In each of the games they faced off against the Chiefs they had 10-plus hits to bring their series total to 43 hits. Every Cougars who played on Sunday had a hit and the Cougars had at least one hit in all nine frames.
In addition to the stellar offense on Sunday afternoon, the team benefited from an outstanding performance from starting pitcher Leonel Santiago. It was his 11th quality start in his last 13. He gave up just one run on five hits. He also had five strikeouts and continued on the mound for seven innings. He did not yield a single walk, which has been about par for him as of late, having given only two walks over the last 31 ⅓ innings he has pitched.
The Cougars in the midst of a six-game road trip. They continue that trip on Monday night as they open a three-game series against the Burlington Bees. Leondy Perez is scheduled to start for the Cougars.
The Kane County Cougars are a professional minor league baseball team that plays in the Midwest League. They are the only minor league team in the Chicago area affiliated with a major league baseball team. They are a single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.