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With 5-3 Victory Over Great Lake Loons, Lake County Captains Move Up In Standings


Friday night’s game between the Great Lake Loons and Lake County Captains at the Dow Diamond Stadium, was scheduled to start at 7:05 pm, but was held up due to a rain delay and actually started at 7:57 pm. The Loons entered this game in a tie for fifth place with the Captains at 19 – 26 in the Western Division of the Midwest League.

The game started out a little slow in the first two innings but to a surprise, in the top of second inning, the Loons made a pitching change from starter Jordan Sheffield to Luis De Paula.

In the top of the third, David Armendariz hit his 10th double of the season on a fly ball to center fielder Logan Landon allowing Martin Cervenka to score. Armendariz advanced to third on a fielding error by center fielder Landon. But then Bobby Ison grounded out to end the inning.

During the bottom of the fourth inning the Loons scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead. With Omar Estevez on third, Micah Miniard threw a wild pitch to Ibandel Isabel allowing Omar Estevez to score the Loons first run. Isabel then singled on a ground ball to center fielder Jodd Carter allowing Luke Raley to score from second base. Later in the bottom of the fourth inning, Darien Tubbs grounded out allowing Isabel to score from third, moving Landon to third and Steve Berman to second.

Then in the top of the 8th, Dennis Santana walked Juan De La Cruz, Martin Cervenka and Bobby Ison. Sam Haggerty batted next and reached on a fielding error by shortstop Brendon Davis allowing Haggerty to reach base safely and allowing Juan De La Cruz and Martin Cervenka to  score two unearned runs tying the game 3-3.  Jose Medina came to bat for Lake County and doubled for the 8th time this season plating Ison from second and Haggerty from first to put Lake County up 5 – 3 over Great Lake.

The game was closed out by Lake County Captain’s relief pitcher Kieran Lovegrove, taking the win and improving to 20-26 which moves them ahead of the Loons (19-27) in the standings.

Brandi is from Fremont, IN and got into photography and writing in freshman year of high school, and is the co-owner with her fiancé, Mathew Carper, of Phoenix Photography. She was never into sports until her Mathew took her to her first baseball game in Cleveland. She fell in love with baseball and for the last five years has been going to as many games as she can to learn about the players and photograph them. She’s decided to separate from the photography and will now be interviewing and writing the players stories for other fans to read.

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