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Lugnuts Topple Cougars

Lugnuts Topple Cougars
Lansing Plates Ten Runs in Win 

LANSING - The Lansing Lugnuts scored in each of the first four innings on Wednesday afternoon as they took care of the Kane County Cougars 10-4 before 7,959 fans at Oldsmobile Park. The win improves the Lugnuts to 13-3 this season at home.

Kane County snatched an early 2-0 lead in the first, but Lansing answered in the bottom half of the frame. Joey Metropoulos smacked a two run double into right-center field that scored Sean Shoffit and Cory Patton to tie the game at 2-2.

The Lugnuts took the lead for good in the following inning when Shoffit lifted a three run homer over the left field wall to make the score 5-2. Shoffit finished the game 3-for-5 with four RBIs.

Lansing benefited throughout the game from a wild Cougars pitching staff. Kane County walked ten Lugnut batters and hit three more in the game. Two of the walks directly led to Lansing runs.

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Three more runs were added in the seventh, capped off by Shoffit's RBI singe to right field.

Kristian Bell got the win for Lansing (21-12) after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on four hits.

Jordan Timm notched his first save of the season by throwing the final four innings without allowing a hit and giving up just one run.

Kane County's (18-15) starting pitcher Jeffrey Gray took the loss after surrendering six runs on as many hits in 2 2/3 innings. Only five of the runs were earned.

The Lugnuts and Cougars will wrap up their four game set on Thursday night at Oldsmobile Park. It will be a Molson Thirsty Thursday, with beer and soda on sale for $2. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.