Cedar Rapids Kernels at Kane County Cougars

April 16th, 2004

Howard Kenrick 2B 4 0 1 0
Sean Rodriguez CF 4 2 2 1
Brandon Wood SS 4 0 0 0
Matt Pali DH 4 1 2 1
Blake Balkcom LF 4 0 1 1
Bobby Wilson C 2 0 0 0
Aaron Peel RF 3 0 0 0
Caleb Maher 1B 3 0 1 0
Matt Abram 3B 3 0 0 0
Brian Ingram SS 3 0 1 1
Luke Appert 2B 3 0 1 0
Brian Snyder 3B 3 0 0 0
Eddie Kim 1B 3 0 0 0
Dustin Majewski CF 4 0 0 0
David Harriman C 4 1 1 1
Chris Tritle RF 4 0 0 0
Kory Wayment DH 3 0 0 0
David Castillo PH 1 0 0 0
Luis Perez LF 3 1 2 0
LOB-Kernels-2, Cougars-8, RLISP-Kernels-1, Cougars-4, 3B-Perez (1), HR-Rodriguez (2)(Fyvie), Pali (1)(Fyvie), Harriman (1)(Posey), RBI-Rodriguez (3), Pali (5), Balkcom (4), Harriman (2), Ingram (1), SACB-Ingram (1), SB-Rodriguez, Ingram, CS-Pali, DP-Rodriguez (1)(Corchado)(1-6-3), Peel(Corchado)(P9-3), Snyder (1)(Hunter)(5-3)
Cedar Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 7 0
Kane County 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0
Chris Hunter 5 3 1 1 3 4 ND 1 0 0 17 20 7 3 80 45
Micah Posey 4 2 1 1 3 3 W (2-0) 0 0 0 13 17 7 2 68 40
Jose Corchado 6.2+1 5 1 1 1 7 ND 0 0 0 22 23 3 7 78 59
Dan Fyvie 2.1 2 2 2 0 3 L (0-1) 0 0 0 9 9 2 2 28 21
IBB-Snyder (1), SO-Kendrick, Wood, Balkcom, Peel 2, Maher, Abram, Harriman, Tritle, Kc-Balkcom, Abram, Snyder, Kim, Majewski, Wayment, BB-Wilson, Ingram, Appert, Kim, Tritle, Perez
H-(11,986)(5), A-(2,366)(3), T-(14,352)(8)

Voice Of A Season Ticket Holder-Kane County Cougars
by David Malamut

Why does this team have to leave things for the last two innings every night?, are they doing this too us intentionally or something? This is getting ridiculous. The Cougars and the Kernels were tied at one going into the ninth, after the ninth the game was over in the favor of the Kernels, 3-2. The homerun ball would decide the outcome of the game. Two homers by the Kernels and a homer by the Cougars.

The Kernels hit two solo shots int he ninth off of Dan Fyvie to get the win. The inning started off with Howard Kendrick grounding out to short. Sean Rodriguez then hit a ball that just went over the fense in left center that would put the Kernels up by one run. Brandon Wood then grounded out ot third for the second out. Blake Balcom then hit a shot to right center to put the Kernels up by two runs.

In the bottom of the ninth the Cougars had David Harriman hit a bomb over the scoreboard in left center to bring them within one run. Chris Tritle then struck out looking. David Castillo pitch hit for Kory Wayment and grounded out to third. Luis Perez walked. Brian Ingram would ground out to first to end the game.

Perez lead off the bottom of the eighth inning with a single to right. Ingram bunted him over t second. Luke Appert flew to deep center, on the play Perez would tag and get to third. Brian Snyder was intentionally walked. Eddie Kim then came up with a chance to win the game again. He would walk to load the bases. Dustin Majewski grounded out to second to end the inning.

In the third inning the Cougars had a chance to score with one out. Ingram and Appert both walked. Snyder then hit into a double play to end the inning. The Cougars did score in the fifth inning. With two outs Luis Perez hit a liner to right. The right fielder dove for the ball and missed it, the ball rolled to the wall and Perez would make third on the play. Ingram singled to center to drive home Perez.

The Kernels would tie the game int he seventh. Sean Rodriguez singled to left, then stole second. Brandon Wood lined to left. Matt Pali lined to center for the second out. Blake Balkcom singled up the middle to score Rodriguez.

Jose Corchado started for the Cougars and pitched very well. This was his first start of the season and he last into the seventh with a low pitch count. He gave up five hits and one run. He walked one and struck out seven. Jose threw 78 pitches.He realy never had any trouble untill the seventh when he gave up his lone run. He was able to get two double plays which also helped.

Play By Play

Kernels 1st
Kendrick, single to left
Rodriguez, ground into double play, Kendrick out at second, pitcher to short stop to first baseman
Wood, strike out
-Corchado 9p 8s

Cougars 1st
Ingram, ground out pitcher to first baseman
Appert, single to right
Snyder, strike out looking
Kim, fly out to centerfielder
-Hunter 21p 12s

Kernels 2nd
Pali, ground out pitcher to first baseman
Balkcom, strike out
Wilson, line out to centerfielder
-Corchado 11p 8s, 20p 16s

Cougars 2nd
Majewski, strike out looking
Harriman, pop out foul to right fielder
Tritle, walked
-Tritle, advanced to second on a wild pitch
Wayment, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
-Hunter 15p 7s, 36p 19s

Kernels 3rd
Peel, strike out
Maher, double to leftfield
Abram, strike out
Kendrick, strike out
-Corchado 12p 11s, 32p 27s

Cougars 3rd
Perez, ground out to third baseman to first baseman
Ingram, walked
Appert, walked, Ingram to second
Snyder, grounded into double play, Ingram out at third, third baseman to first baseman
-Hunter 11p 3s, 47p 22s

Kernels 4th
Rodriguez, lined out to leftfielder
Wood, ground out to short stop to first baseman
Pali, single to left
-Pali, caught stealing second, catcher to second baseman
-Corchado 7p 7s, 39p 34s

Cougars 4th
Kim, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
Majewski, ground out to second baseman to first baseman
Harriman, strike out
-Hunter 14p 9s, 61p 31s

Kernels 5th
Balkcom, strike out looking
Wilson, walked
Peel, popped up into a double play, pop out to rightfielder, Wilson out at first, on throw from rightfielder to first baseman
-Corchado 16p 8s, 55p 42s

Cougars 5th
Tritle, strike out, catcher to first baseman
Wayment, ground out pitcher to first baseman
Perez, tripled to right
Ingram, single to center, Perez scored
-Ingram, stole second
Appert, lined out to first baseman
-Hunter 19p 14s, 80p 45s
Kernels 0, Cougars 1

Kernels 6th
Maher, pop out to short stop
Abram, strike out, catcher to first baseman
Kendrick, lined out to centerfielder
-Corchado 8p 7s, 63p 49s

Cougars 6th
Pitching Change:Posey replaces Hunter
Snyder, ground out third baseman to first baseman
Kim, strike out looking
Majewki, ground out short stop to first baseman
-Posey, 14p 10 s

Kernels 7th
Rodriguez, single to left
Wood, lined out to leftfielder
Pali, lined out to centerfielder
-Rodriguez, stole second
Balkcom, single to center, Rodriguez scored
Pitching Change:Fyvie replaces Corchado
Wilson, lined out to leftfielder
-Corchado 18p 10s, 78p 59s
-Fyvie, 4 p 3s
Kernels 1, Cougars 1

Cougars 7th
Harriman, groundout to short stop to first baseman
Tritle, fly out to centerfielder
Wayment, strike out looking
-Posey 7p 5s, 21p 15s

Kernels 8th
Peel, strike out
Maher, strike out
Abram, strike out looking
-Fyvie, 9p 9s, 13p 12s

Cougars 8th
Perez, single to right
Ingram, sacrifice bunt, pitcher to first baseman, Perez to second
Appert, flied out to center, Perez tagged up and moved to third
Snyder, intentionally walked
Kim, walked, bases loaded
Majewski, ground out second baseman to first baseman
-Posey, 27p 14s, 48p 29s

Kernels 9th
Kendrick, ground out to short stop to first baseman
Rodriguez, home run just over left centerfield fence
Wood, ground out to third baseman to first baseman
Pali, home run to right centerfield
Balkcom, pop out to first baseman
-Fyvie, 15p 9s, 28p 21s
Kernels 3, Cougars 1

Cougars 9th
Harriman, home run over the scoreboard in left centerfield
Tritle, strike out looking
Pinch Hitter:Castillo replaces Wayment
Castillo, ground out to third baseman to first baseman
Perez, walked
Ingram, ground out to first baseman unassisted
-Posey 20p 11 s, 68p 40s
Kernels 3, Cougars 2


Cedar Rapids Kernels

Allen Buckley, P 25
Scott Hindman, P 34
Chris Hunter, P 21
Kevin Jepsen, P 40
Abel Moreno, P 13
Micah Posey, P 26
Aaron Pullin, P 18
Rafael Rodriguez, P 17
Michel Simard, P 23
Jesse Smith, P 36
Von Sterzbach, P 2
Bob Zimmermann, P 35

Tommy Duenas, C 7
Bobby Wilson, C 10

Matt Abram, IF 9
Matt Brown, IF 20
Howie Kendrick, IF 8
Matt Pali, IF 33
Sean Rodriguez, IF 3
Brandon Wood, IF 4

Blake Balkcom, OF 30
Quan Cosby, OF 6
Warner Madrigal, OF 24
Caleb Maher, OF 22
Aaron Peel, OF 5

Kane County Cougars

Steve Bondurant, P 10
Jose Corchado, P 27
Chris Dunwell, P 18
Drew Freidberg, P 99
Dan Fyvie, P 5
Santiago Casilla, P 12
Brad Knox, P 34
Brigmer Leon, P 45
J.R. Pickens, P 8
Manny Rodriguez, P 31
Adiel Sanchez, P 17
Jared Trout, P 17

Trevor Brown, C 38
David Castillo, C 7
David Harriman, C 14

Luke Appert,IF 2
Brian Ingram, IF 6
Eddie Kim, IF 33
Brian Snyder, IF 15
Vasili Spanos, IF 21
Kory Wayment, IF 3

Danny Gibbobs, OF 11
Dusty Majewski, OF 13
Luis Perez, OF 25
Chris Tritle, OF 22