The Kane County Cougars got a stellar pitching performance from starter Leondy Perez on Monday night against the Burlington Bees. The game ended with a 4-1 score in favor of the Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League. The Cougars now have won four games in a row, which matches their longest winning streak of the 2011 season.
The Cougars jumped out to an early lead by garnering two unearned runs in the second inning. After that, the Cougars piled on two more points and Perez became dominant on the mound.
The Bees, meanwhile, did manage to get their own unearned run in the fourth. However, the Cougars quickly made up for that in their half of the inning with a homer from Brian Fletcher. It was his fourth home run in as many games.
Perez notched his ninth quality start in 10 outings. It was a much needed win, since has not had one since May 11. He gave up the unearned run and seven hits. He did not walk a single batter, but he struck out two. He lasted for seven frames.
The Cougars and Bees are in the midst of a three-game series. The Cougars are in the midst of a six-game road trip. The next game is Tuesday night. Greg Billo is scheduled to start on the mound for the Cougars.
The Kane County Cougars are a professional minor league baseball team. They are the only professional baseball team in the Chicago area with an affiliation with a major league team. They play at the single-A level as part of the Kansas City Royals farm system.