The Lumberkings and the Cougars played a wierd game with just about everything happening, that could. The good thing was the Cougars offense finally showed a pulse. The bad thing is that everytime the offense would do something good, the Kings bats would roar back to tie the game back up.

For the Lumberkings Josh Spoerl hit for the cycle with a triple in the third, a sinlge in the sixth, double in the eighth, and a home run in the ninth. Andrew Beattie had two hits. Chris Van Rossum had two hits.

For the Cougars, Kevin Hooper, Matt Frick, Kelley Washington and Luis Ugueto all had two hits.

The thing that got the Cougars offense started was the fact that starting pitcher Scott Dunn was really wild. Dunn pitched into the fifth inning, giving up three hits, six runs, only four of them were earned. He walked seven, and struck out three. He also threw five wild pitches and hit one Cougar.

In an emergancey start for the injured Josh Beckett, Joe Sergent went three innings and did not look that badly. Marc Newbaugher had a rough first inning of work then pitched a good second inning, Bryan Morse pitched two innings and then Hector Henriquez pitched two innings, the only problem was that after his first inning he got wild.

The scoring started in the first for the Cougars when Chip Ambres lead it off with a walk. Kevin Hooper also walked, they would advance to second and third on a wild pitch. Matt Padgett was then hit by a pitch to load the bases. Matt Frick would walk in Ambres for the first run of the game, the bases were loaded again. Everyone owuld go up one more bases anbd Hooper would score on a wild pitch. Dave Callahan hit a liner to left, and one the play Padgett would score from third.

The Lumberkings would get one run back in the third when with one out when Chris Van Rossum singled to right, then stole second. One out later Andrew Beattie singled to center to score Rossum.

The Kings would put a five spot on the board in the fourth when with one out Ryan Lundquist doubled to left. Josh Spoerl would then triple to left ot score Lundquist. Francsico Rivera then singled to center to score Spoerl. Samone Peters would then walk. Chris Van Rossum hit a three run hoem run onto the deck in leftfield.

The Cougars would come back with three of their own in the fourth when Kelley Washinton would start it off with a sinlge to third. Kelley then would steal second. One out later Luis Ugueto would reach on a error by the thirdbaseman. On a pick off attempt from the catcher to firstbase the throw went up the first base line and Washington and Ugueto were at second and third. Washington would score on a wild pitch. Chip Ambres would ground out to third, on the play Ugueto would score. Kevin Hooper and Matt Padgett both walked to load the bases. Matt Frick then singled to left to score Hooper.

The Cougars would score again in the fifth when Scott Goodman walked On a pick off attempt from the pitcher to first base the throw went into right field and Goodman would reach third. Two outs later Luis Ugueto would reach on an infield single to second in which he just beat the pitcher to the base. Goodman would score on the play.

Another run for the Cougars in the sixth when with two outs Matt Firck singled to third, stole second. Dave Callahan then walked. Scott Goodman would single to center to score Frick, Callahn would be out at third on a throw that went from center to the catcher to third.

In the seventh inning the Cougars owuld score again when Kelley Washington singled to left, then stole second. On eout later Luis Ugueto singled to center to score Washington.

With Henriquez in the game for the Cougars in the ninth the Kings took advantage when Jon Weber lead off the inning with a single, then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Andrew Beattie then singled to left to score Weber. He would go to second on a wild pitch. Omar Hurtado then doubled to left to score Beattie. Mark Burnett hit a sacirfice bunt to get Hurtado over to third. One out later Josj Spoerl hit a two run home run that went right over the foul pole in left.

In the bottom of the ninth down by one with two outs Chip Ambres would walk, then steal both second and third. Kevin Hooper then lined out to center to end the game.

Andrew Beattie SS 5 1 3 2
Omar Hurtado RF 5 1 1 1
Mark Burnett 2B 4 0 0 0
Ryan Lundquist DH 5 1 1 0
Josh Spoerl 3B 5 2 4 3
Matt Dehner 3B
Francisco Rivera C 4 1 1 1
Bobby Cripps C
Samone Peters 1B 3 1 0 0
Chris Van Rossum CF 4 2 2 3
Jon Weber LF 3 1 0 0
Chip Ambres CF 4 1 0 1
Kevin Hooper 2B 4 2 2 0
Matt Padgett RF 0 1 0 0
Matt DeMarco 1B 2 0 0 0
Matt Frick C 3 1 2 2
David Callahan 1B/RF 3 0 1 1
Scott Goodman LF 4 1 1 1
Kelley Washington 3B 5 2 2 0
Kevin Perkins DH 5 0 0 0
Luis Ugueto SS 5 1 2 2

E-Spoerl, Rivera, Bradley, LOB CLI-5, KC-11, 2B-Hurtado, Lundquist, Spoerl, Callahan, 3B-Spoerl, HR-Spoerl (Henriquez), Van Rossum (Neubauer), SB-Beattie, Van Rossum, Frick, Ugueto, Ambres 2, Washington 2, SACB-Burnett, SACF-Callahan

Clinton 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 4 10 12 3
Kane County 3 0 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 9 10 0

Scott Dunn 3.2 2 6 3 7 3 ND 5 0 1 13 22 3 4
David Bradley 1.1 2 1 0 1 1 ND 0 0 0 5 6 0 3
Matt Koziara 1 2 1 1 1 1 ND 0 0 0 4 5 0 1
Ryan Schurman 1 3 1 1 0 0 ND 0 0 0 6 6 1 2
Tom Pike 1 1 0 0 0 2 W (3-0) 0 0 0 4 4 1 0
Mike Neu 1 0 0 0 1 1 SV (17) 0 0 0 3 4 1 1

Joe Sergent 3 2 1 1 0 3 ND 0 0 0 11 11 1 5
Marc Neubauer 2 4 5 5 1 0 ND 0 0 0 10 11 3 3
Bryan Morse 2 2 0 0 1 3 ND 0 0 0 8 9 2 1
Hector Henriquez 2 4 4 4 1 4 L (2-5) 2 0 0 9 11 1 1

HB-Padgett (Dunn), SO-Lundquist 3, Peters 3, Rivera 2, Hurtado, Van Rossum, Goodman 2, Washington 2, DeMarco, Frick, Callahan, Ugueto, BB-Rivera, Peters, Weber, Ambres 2, Hooper 2, Padgett 2, Frick 2, Callahan, Goodman


Notes-Matt Padgett had to be taken out of the game in the fourth because from what I heard is a twisted ankle?. His replacement in right field was Dave Callahan who I didn't know could play the outfield, but I hope that he knew he could, at first base was Matt DeMarco.