Kane County extended their lead to 3-0 with a two run home run by Brett Eibner, his 11th of the season. Seth Fowler (1-3) took the loss for the Kernels on the mound. He went 5.2 innings and allowed three runs on six hits while striking out four and walking two.
The Kernels scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, cutting Kane County's lead to 3-2. Ricky Alvarez launched his 10th home run of the year over the wall in left, trimming the Cougars lead to one run. Leondy Perez (6-11) picked up the win in six innings of work. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking three.
The Kernels were unable to score against the Kane County bullpen. Cole White, Chas Byrne, and Chase Boruff combined to throw three innings, allowing one hit. Boruff recorded his 5th save, going 1.2 innings. The Kernels bullpen trio of Ty Kelley, Dakota Robinson, and Daniel Tillman held down the Cougars offense, allowing no runs and three hits over 3.1 innings.
The Kernels conclude the series with Kane County on Monday evening at 6:35 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Morgan Hawk brings you the action on the radio home of Kernels baseball, 1450 AM and 93.1 FM, KMRY. Fans may also listen online at www.kmryradio.com or www.kernels.com