Loons Swim to Win over CougarsApril 30, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Great Lakes Loons
The Loons totaled 13 hits on the day and scored their first run in the fourth inning. Second baseman Kevin Taylor connected on a double to left field that scored two runs. In the fifth, Pedro Guerrero led-off with a double to left field and moved to third on Scott Schebler's single.
"I led off today, which I've never done before," Schebler said of his batting position. "[It was a matter] of seeing pitches today and just getting my grips back...I felt like I did good things today and all-in-all I think I took a step forward."
One out later, Joe Winker and Devin Shines each turned in RBI-singles. Finally, Winker came around to score on a fielder's choice grounder from Pratt Maynard to pad the Loons score at 5-1. Great Lakes picked up their final run in the sixth on a two-out triple off the bat of Schebler.
Schebler, Shines, Cuevas and Taylor each had multiple hits in the game, but Loons infielder Joe Winker led the way with three.
Caging the Cougars from the rubber was Loons starter Arismendy Ozoria (3-0), who limited Kane County to three hits and one run across the first five frames. Pitching the final four innings for the Loons was Jose Dominguez, who fanned six Cougars before netting his second save of the year. Cougars starter Aaron Brooks (2-3) was charged with the loss, allowing five runs on 10 hits to Loons batters.
Because of the lengthy rain delay in Monday's game, anyone holding a ticket for today's game can redeem it for a ticket to any future Loons game of the 2012 season, based upon availability.
The Loons (13-12) will have a day off Tuesday before starting up a three-game series at Dow Diamond with the Lansing Lugnuts (18-6) on Wednesday, May 2. The game will be the first 7:05 p.m. start time of the year, with LHP Jarret Martin (1-1, 3.67) getting the start against Lansing's RHP Anthony DeSchlafani (2-0, 2.40).
The Great Lakes Loons are a sixth-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and are in the middle of their 5th Anniversary Celebration, which kicked off in August 2011 and will continue throughout the 2012 season. For more information about the Loons, visit Loons.com or call 989-837-BALL.
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