The Kane County Cougars came out swinging on Wednesday and winning by an impressive 10-7 margin, the Cougars were still charging when the game started on Thursday. The Cougars came out of the gate and scored four runs to start the game against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. However, they were not able to shut down the Rattlers and they managed to claw back and take the game from the Cougars with a score of 11-5.
The Cougars started out strong and loaded up the bases in the very first inning. By the time the first inning was over, the Cougars were up 4-0 and it looked like they were on their way to another win. The Cougars are trying to keep their first-place lead for the second half of the season, but it was not to be.
With the loss the Cougars’ lead in the Midwest League is one game. They are only one game ahead of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. The two teams are in the midst of a three-game series for first place and are now tied at a game a piece.
Leondy Perez was on the mound as the starter for the Cougars. He ended up giving up seven runs while pitching 4 ⅔ innings. He also earned the loss. He also allowed a season-high nine runs on 13 hits.
The two teams face off again on Friday night. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. Greg Billo is set to start on the mound for the Cougars.