The Kane County Cougars, a minor league baseball team that plays in the Midwest League, won their 5th series out of their last six. They managed to do so by beating the Burlington Bees on Sunday afternoon 7-5. They had help in this area thanks to a tie-breaking grand slam by third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert.
Currently the Cougars are in sole possession of first place in the Western Division. They have come charging out of the gate for the second half of the Midwest League season.
Both teams scored in each of the first two innings. During that time the Cougars managed to garner all of their seven runs during that same span. Then it was just a matter of the Cougars defense to shut down the Bees and earn the win.
Jason Adam was on the mound for the Cougars. The got his first win since May 28. He gave up just four runs on seven hits. He also walked two and struck out seven.
The Cougars and Bees are set to face off again Monday night. The Cougars could get a sweep of Burlington with a win. Leonel Santiago is scheduled to be on the mound as the starter for the Cougars.
The Kane County Cougars are the only professional minor league baseball team in the Chicago area officially affiliated with a major league team. They are a single-A farm steam for the Kansas City Royals.