Lake County pulls away from Loons on late homer
Captains snap losing streak with 5-4 win over Great Lakes
After three straight losses on their road trip, the Captains were able to rebound and grab a 5-4 victory from the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday. This victory was from the fourth game during the Captains eight game road trip.
Sunday’s game was strong for left fielder LeVon Washington, who was coming off a rehab assignment in Arizona. Washington started the game with a single, and proceeded to finish the game with another single, a triple and a walk.
There was also a strong performance from other Captains, including first baseman Joe Sever, he went 2-4 with a double and a home run.
On the mound, both The Loons and the Captains used four pitchers each.
The Captains started Robbie Aviles, who pitched three and two thirds innings, allowing two hits, one run, one walk and struck out one. James Stokes came in to relieve Aviles, allowing one hit, one run and walked four. Jack Wagoner earned the win, allowing four hits, two runs, walked two and struck out three. Grant Sides closed it out with two hits, two walks and struck out three.
The Loons started Chris Anderson, who pitched four innings, allowed six hits, four runs, walked two and struck out three. Luis Meza came in to relieve Anderson, walked two and struck out three. Crayton Bare took the loss for The Loons, allowing one hit, one run and struck out four. Owen Jones closed it out for Great Lakes, walking one.
Despite having seven hits compared to the Loons nine, the Captains capitalized on those opportunities to grab the close victory.
The Loons struck first, grabbing a run in the bottom of the second. Lake County answered with two in the top of the third, and two more in the top of the fourth, but The Loons swung back with one more in the bottom of the fourth, giving The Captains the 4-2 lead going into the fifth.
The Loons didn’t let that lead stand for long, scoring two more in the bottom of the sixth, and tying it up at 4-4.
Lake County grabbed the victory though, scoring their fifth and final run in the top of the eighth from Sever’s home run.
The Loons and the Captains have two more games in their series, the first is Monday at 3:05pm at Great Lakes.