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Captains lose pitching duel with Loons 2-1  
​        BY TIM SHIRER
Thursday night the Lake County Captains returned home to Classic Park to begin the second half with a four game series against the Great Lakes Loons.

The Loons got on the board first in the second inning when Donovan Tate singled off Captains starter Shao-Ching Chiang to drive home Omar Estevez giving the Loons a 1-0 lead.

The Loons extended their lead to 2-0 in the fifth inning when Chiang allowed a solo home run to Donovan Tate. The home run was Tate's first of the season. Tate a former first round pick of the San Diego Padres who previously played in the Midwest League for the Fort Wayne Tin Caps. Tate was released by the Padres in spring training and then signed with the Dodgers who are the Loons parent club.

The Captains managed on run in the game and it came late in the eighth inning. Jose Medina led off the inning for the Captains with a single off Loons reliever Angel German. After Anthony Miller struck out, Bobby Ison singled to left field and Medina moved to third. The Captains then ended the shutout when the newest member of the team Erlin Cerda singled right field and Medina trotted home.

Loon’s starter Isaac Anderson picked up the win. With the win Anderson is now 5-3 with a 4.64 ERA. Chiang suffered the hard luck loss for Lake County falling to 4-5, but lowered his ERA from 4.97 to 4.88, giving up only the two runs on four hits, striking out four in five innings of work.

The Captains and Loons will continue the series on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Imani Abdullah will be on the mound for the Loons. Abdullah, a righthander is 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA. The Captains will counter with Casey Shane. Shane, also a righthander is 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA.
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​POSTED 06/23/2016 22:22