kane county cougarsOn the giant menu of minor league promotions, children running the bases after the game is pretty much routine. If you attend any minor league game, the sight of a steady column of kids galloping gleefully on the infield dirt is about as much a part of the normal experience as the dancing mascots. But the Kane County Cougars have taken that fairly typical and expected event and spiced it up just a touch. In short, they dropped the age limit.

Anyone can run the bases. All ages are welcome. And they do this after every game.

I know a lot of you have been looking forward to taking in a few KC games this season; I am throwing you all a challenge. Put on your BleacherNation gear, get out on those base paths, and make sure someone is standing by with a camera. Post your pictures of post-game enjoyment on Facebook, on Twitter, on the Message Boards, or anyplace else that will let you share the awesome with the rest of the BleacherNation community. Old, young, it no longer matters. Just head on out, have a blast, and send us the pictures.

And if you happen to get any really good shots of Brett, be doubly sure to pass those on.

Scores From Yesterday

Iowa – New state, same result. Iowa lost 13-5.
Tennessee – Runs were hard to come by in this 2-1 loss for the Smokies.
Daytona – Daytona had Monday off. They look to keep their winning streak alive tonight at home.
Kane County – It took yet another extra inning game, but Kane County finally broke through for their first win of the year. The final in ten innings was 6-5.



Performances of Note

  • [Iowa] Logan Watkins continues to play well. His two hits in this game included his first Triple A double and home run.
  • [Iowa] With two hits, including a double, and only one strikeout, Brett Jackson also had a nice game.
  • [Iowa] The lone bright spot on the mound was Blake Parker; he tossed four hitless outs while walking one and striking out two.
  • [Tennessee] The story in Tennessee was quality prospects playing well. Matt Szczur had two hits, a walk, and a stolen base while batting lead off for the Smokies. And hitting behind him was Arismendy Alcantara who had a 2 for 4 day of his own.
  • [Tennessee] Zach Rosscup is flat out dominant right now. The southpaw has recorded nine outs this season, and eight of them have been on strikeouts.
  • [Kane County] In five innings as a starter, former Rule 5 pick Lendy Castillo gave up one run on three hits while striking out four. That’s not bad at all.


  • [Kane County] Gioskar Amaya had his first triple of the season as part of a three hit game. Chadd Krist smacked two doubles as part of his three hit effort.

Other News

  • Rock Shoulders was the winning run in the Cougars game, scoring from second on a hard single up the middle by Bijan Rademacher. Shoulders got the start at first in this game, with Vogelbach moving to DH. That is a good way to get both of those big bats in the lineup, and it is something we are likely to see more of for the next few months.
  • The game was the first this season in which the Cougars even had a lead.

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