Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Martin steals 5 bases in Cougars win

Kane County Cougars RF Trey Martin stole five bases — one shy of the Midwest League record — in his team’s 9-3 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Tuesday. In addition to the five stolen bases, Martin went 2-for-3 with a … Continue reading

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Rogers, Martinez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars 1B Jacob Rogers and Great Lakes Loons RHP Jonathan Martinez were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 16-22 (really June 19-22 because the MWL All-Star break … Continue reading

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West nearly no-hits East in 7-0 All-Star Game win

The Western Division’s pitching staff almost completely silenced the Eastern Division’s bats, carrying a no-hitter into the 8th inning of the West’s 7-0 win over the East in Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game. Seven Western Division hurlers each pitched a … Continue reading

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Snappers overcome 9-run deficit to win 12-11

The Beloit Snappers overcame a 9-run deficit to beat the Kane County Cougars 12-11 on a two-out, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th inning Saturday. While it wasn’t the most impressive comeback in the Midwest League this season … Continue reading

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Bees, Whitecaps clinch playoff berths

The Burlington Bees and the West Michigan Whitecaps clinched the two remaining playoff berths from the first half of the Midwest League season Friday. The Burlington Bees clinched the Western Division wild card with their 6-5 win over the Cedar … Continue reading

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First-half playoff teams to be decided this weekend

The last series before the Midwest League All-Star Game begin today, which means the first-half playoff teams will be decided by the end of the weekend. Here’s the playoff picture as it is Friday morning: The Kane County Cougars clinched … Continue reading

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Kernels edge River Bandits, 5-4

The Cedar Rapids Kernels withstood a 9th-inning rally by the Quad Cities River Bandits to edge their opponents 5-4 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. DH Mitch Garver had three hits, LF Chad Christensen drove in three runs, and CF Jason Kanzler … Continue reading

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Knuckleballer Viola throws four scoreless frames for Lugnuts

Knuckleballer Frank Viola III, son of former MLB pitcher Frank Viola, was impressive Monday in his Midwest League debut as a knuckleballer. V3 was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2004 and last pitched for them in 2007. He … Continue reading

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Bauers, Loconsole named MWL players of the week

Fort Wayne TinCaps 1B Jake Bauers and Burlington Bees RHP Brian Loconsole were respectively named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 2-8. In six games during that period, Bauers batted .455 … Continue reading

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