Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Vogelbach, Olson and Nunez make MLB debuts

Three former Midwest League players — Dan Vogelbach, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez — made their major-league debuts Monday. All three played in the Midwest League in 2013. Vogelbach made his debut for the Seattle Mariners as a pinch-hitter in … Continue reading

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Kernels, LumberKings advance to Western Division finals

The second-round Western Division playoff series will be between the Clinton LumberKings and the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who won their respective series against the Peoria Chiefs and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday. Meanwhile, the South Bend Cubs evened their … Continue reading

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Jimenez named Midwest League MVP and Prospect of Year

South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez was named the Midwest League’s Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year on Tuesday. Jimenez is batting .337 with 12 home runs, 38 doubles, three triples and 77 RBI in 106 games, with 13 games … Continue reading

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Vargas strikes out 17 in Cougars’ 4-2 win over Bandits

Kane County Cougars RHP Emilio Vargas struck out 17 and walked none in a dominant performance over the Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park on Saturday. The only blemish for Vargas occurred in the 9th inning. He gave up … Continue reading

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Loons’ winning streak snapped at six games

The Hot Rods beat the Loons 5-2 at Bowling Green Ballpark on Friday, ending Great Lakes’ winning streak at six games. Hot Rods third baseman Kevin Padlo hit his 16th homer of the season, tying him with former Beloit Snappers … Continue reading

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Loons rally for 6 to tie in 9th, then win in 10th

The Great Lakes Loons rallied for six runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to tie the Lake County Captains 10-10 at the end of regulation play, and went on to win in the 10th on an RBI single … Continue reading

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