Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Chiefs-Whitecaps game ends in 9-9 tie

There was a tie in baseball Friday night/early Saturday morning, and former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig was nowhere to be seen.* The Peoria Chiefs and the West Michigan Whitecaps played 15 innings over six hours and two minutes, with the game … Continue reading

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Hot Rods, Bees extend winning streaks

The Bowling Green Hot Rods and the Burlington Bees won their games Wednesday, extending their winning streaks to eight and seven, respectively. Bowling Green’s 5-4 win gave the team its longest winning streak since notching a franchise-record nine consecutive victories in … Continue reading

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Cubs-Mariners trade involves four ex-Midwest Leaguers

The Chicago Cubs and the Seattle Mariners completed a four-player trade Wednesday, and all four players are former Midwest Leaguers. The Cubs traded a pair of prospects, first baseman Dan Vogelbach and RHP Paul Blackburn, to the Mariners for left-handed … Continue reading

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Hot Rods become Bootleggers, shut out Snappers

The Bowling Green Hot Rods adopted the nickname Bootleggers for a night and became 100-proof winners by shutting out the Beloit Snappers 4-0. Saturday was Bootleggers Night at Bowling Green Ballpark, in honor of Kentucky’s rich bourbon history. Hot Rods … Continue reading

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Byler, Hernandez named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars first baseman Austin Byler and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Elieser Hernandez respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of July 4-10. In seven games during that period, … Continue reading

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Cubs outfielder Fowler to rehab in South Bend

Chicago Cubs centerfielder Dexter Fowler will begin a rehab stint with the South Bend Cubs on Friday. Fowler has been sidelined with a right hamstring strain since June 18. According to various media reports, he will be South Bend’s designated … Continue reading

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Cougars extend player development contract with D-backs

The Kane County Cougars have extended their player development contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks through the 2018 season, the clubs announced Thursday. The 2015 season was Kane County’s first as a D-backs affiliate. The Cougars posted an 84-54 record and won … Continue reading

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Hale, Abreu named MWL players of the week

Clinton LumberKings infielder Conner Hale and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Albert Abreu respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 27 to July 3. In six games during that … Continue reading

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QC’s Abreu dominates KC, but Cougars rally for win

River Bandits RHP Albert Abreu was dominant in his eight-inning start Sunday, but a two-run rally by the Cougars in the 9th inning gave Kane County a 2-1 win over Quad Cities. Abreu gave up two singles and two walks in … Continue reading

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