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Live From Kane County: Cougars Win Pair
Tuesday's game: Cougars Erupt Late The Kane County Cougars outscored the Lansing Lugnuts 8-0 in the last three innings to earn a 9-1 victory at Elfstrom Stadium Tuesday night. Six of the runs came in the bottom of the eighth inning when the Cougars put together five hits en route to making a close game a blowout. Cougars manager Aaron Nieckula spoke later about the team's ability to close the game out. "We dropped a six-spot on them with good AB's, aggressive base running and being relentless," Nieckula said. "You always hear about the nail in the coffin, and that's what you have to do. We did it tonight against a quality pitching staff. They couldn't minimize our big inning and we capitalized off it." Cougars' starting pitcher Henry Rodriguez hurled five innings of four-hit ball and didn't allow one run to cross the plate. Although Rodriguez typically struggles with his fastball control, he was a different pitcher on this night. In the fourth inning, Rodriguez fell behind Lugnut...
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