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Kane County Cougars Wrap: June 5

With Iowa having a scheduled off day and the Smokies and Daytona rained out, Kane County has the day all to themselves. Fortunately, they won.

Dan Vogelbach
Dan Vogelbach
Sue Skowronski

The Midwest League announced their all-star teams and Dan Vogelbach was named the starting DH for the West. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher are reserves. Pitchers Tayler Scott, Felix Pena and Nathan Dorris were also named to the team.

The Florida State League named their all-stars yesterday and Javier Baez, Dustin Geiger, John Andreoli and Jorge Soler were all named to the North team.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars squashed the Burlington Bees (Athletics), 8-6.

Pierce Johnson started for the Cougars and collected his fourth win of the season. Johnson allowed four runs on five hits over five innings. Two of the four runs were unearned, and the two that were earned were both solo home runs by the Bees' Sherman Johnson. They were Sherman Johnson's first two home runs this season. Johnson walked two and struck out five.

Felix Pena pitched two innings and despite allowing a two-out single and a walk in the ninth inning, got his first save without allowing a run. Those were the only two baserunners Pena allowed while he struck out three.

First baseman Dan Vogelbach gave the Cougars a lead they would never relinquish when he hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It was Vogelbach's ninth home run. He was 2 for 3 with two walks, although one was intentional. Vogelbach scored three times.

Right fielder Reggie Golden was 3 for 4 with a two-run single in the third inning.

Left fielder Oliver Zapata had two doubles in a 2 for 5 game. He also stole a base. Zapata scored one run and had one RBI. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 5 with one run batted in and one scored. DH Rock Shoulders went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.

Iowa Cubs

Stayed home and waited for Round Rock to show up.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies game against Jackson was rained out. They'll try to play a double-header tomorrow at Smokies Park.

Daytona Cubs

Their game at Bradenton was rained out. They'll try to play a double-header tomorrow.

VSL Cubs (Just because we've got the time)

Beat the Tigers, 5-4.