One night after Cougars RHP Justin Donatella dominated the Dragons, Kane County one-upped itself by one-hitting Dayton at Fifth Third Field.
Kane County’s starting pitcher was left-hander Junior Garcia on Thursday. He earned the win, improving to 2-1 this season, after allowing only one hit while striking out three and walking none in six scoreless innings. Relievers Gabriel Moya and Cameron Gann pitched the last three innings and didn’t allow a hit or a walk.
The Cougars won the game 2-0.
Goedert drives in six vs. Quad Cities
The Quad Cities River Bandits swept their doubleheader against the South Bend Cubs on Thursday, with third baseman Connor Goedert driving in six runs in the first game.
Goedert hit a two-run homer and a three-run double, and drove in another run on a sacrifice fly. The River Bandits won the game 11-2.
Quad Cities shut out South Bend 3-0 in Game 2. First baseman Dexture McCall hit a two-run homer, and winning pitcher Matt Bower (1-0) struck out six in five scoreless innings.
Castro plates four vs. Bees
Captains shortstop Willi Castro went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and four RBI in Lake County’s 10-1 win over the Burlington Bees on Thursday.
Captains starting pitcher Thomas Pannone (W, 2-1) struck out six while scattering four hits and one walk in five scoreless innings.
Bees centerfielder Zach Welz and Captains designated hitter Yonathan Mendoza each had three hits, a stolen base, and a run batted in.