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Captains cruise into first place tie and eighth straight win in 9-1 victory over TinCaps - 08-13-2022
Captains run win streak to five with 5-4 victory over TinCaps - 08-10-2022
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Captains hold off Loons for 6-3 win - 08-06-2022
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Captains bludgeoned by Loons 14-4 - 08-03-2022
Captains silence Loons with 4-3 walk off win - 08-03-2022
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Captains pitching outduels Dragons in 1-0 win - 07-12-2022
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Captains split doubleheader with Lugnuts - 07-02-2022
The Jared McDonald show leads Lugnuts past the Captains 10-3 - 06-30-2022
Captains start off homestand topping Lugnuts 4-2 - 06-28-2022
Captains bats pound Whitecaps 9-2 - 06-05-2022
Captains fall in pitchers duel 2-1 - 06-04-2022
Whitecaps wipe out Captains 16-8 - 06-03-2022
Captains washed under by Whitecaps 8-0 - 06-01-2022
Captains win slugfest over Whitecaps 7-6 - 05-31-2022
Captains outslugged by Loons 10-9 - 05-15-2022
Captains blown out by Evil Empire on Star Wars Night 8-2 - 05-14-2022
Captains walk off on Loons 4-3 -05-13-2022
Errors costly in Captains 5-2 loss to Loons - 05-11-2022
Captains victimized by Loons long ball 4-1 - 05-10-2022
Captains rally late, squeak past Lugnuts 4-3 - 05-01-2022
Captains walk off on Lugnuts 4-3 - 04-29-2022
Captains bats remain quiet in 4-1 loss to Lugnuts - 04-28-2022
Captains fall to Lugnuts 3-1 - 04-26-2022
Captains split twin bill with Dragons - 04-14-2022
Captains win home opener 5-1 - 04-12-2022
Captains end great season with 5-3 loss - 09-19-2022
Captains win High-A Central East Division Title with 4-0 shut out of Snappers - 09-18-2022
Captains errors lead to 8-3 loss - 09-17-2021
Captains extend win streak to four with 6-3 win over Snappers - 09-16-2021
Delgado's late pinch-hit heroics lead Captains to 8-6 win - 09-15-2021
Captains bats aid in 8-2 win over Snappers - 09-14-2021
Captains rally late to earn series split with Dragons - 09-12-2021
Captains slayed by Dragons 4-1 - 09-11-2021
Captains drop pitcher's duel 4-1 in 11 innings - 09-08-2021
Captains slay Dragons 6-1 - 09-07-2021
Captains pounded once again by Loons 10-2 - 08-29-2021
Captains late rallies come up short in 4-3 loss to Loons - 08-28-2021
Captains use graduation ceremony to propel team to 6-1 win over Loons - 08-26-2021
Captains drop second straight to Loons, 4-3 - 08-25-2021
Captains pummeled by Loons 17-6 - 08-24-2021
Captains walk off Whitecaps again, 4-3 - 08-15-2021
Captains split DH with Whitecaps 2-0, 4-3 - 08-14-2021
Captains stop Whitecaps 5-4 on Valera walk off home run - 08-13-2021
Captains end skid take down Whitecaps 5-3 - 08-12-2021
Captains skid hits four with 11-5 loss to Whitecaps - 08-10-2021
Captains smoked by Lugnuts 12-4 - 08-08-2021
Captains outpitched by Lugnuts 5-2 - 08-07-2021
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Captains pitching shuts down Lugnuts, Tena rakes in 5-1 win - 08-05-2021
Captains blown out by Lugnuts 8-1 - 08-03-2021
Captains end skid with 7-6 win over Loons - 07-25-2021
Captains pummeled again by Loons, 11-1 - 07-25-2021
Captains no-hit by Loons in 14-0 loss on Cleveland Sports History Night - 07-23-2021
Captains drop slugfest 8-5 in 11 innings - 07-22-2021
Captains celebrate 12th annual Cleveland Sports History Night Friday - 07-22-2021
Captains blanked 5-0 by Loons - 07-21-2021
Captains bats outpower Loons 7-5 07-20-2021
Captains offense a no show in 3-0 loss to Cubs - 07-04-2021
Captains complete second doubleheader sweep over Cubs 2-1, 5-0 - 07-03-2021
Captains fall to Cubs 5-3 - 07-02-2021
Captains sweep Cubs in twin bill - 07-01-2021
Captains pounded 9-2 after long weather delay - 06-19-2021
Captains comeback again to top Whitecaps 9-4 - 06-18-2021
Captains use late comeback to thwart Whitecaps 6-3 - 06-17-2021

Captains rout TinCaps 13-7 to sweep six game series and win ninth straight  
         BY TIM SHIRER
(EASTLAKE, OH) - Sunday afternoon at Classic Park the Lake County Captains were looking for their first six game series sweep in the history of the club and their ninth win in a row overall. Things went as planned as the game included eight home runs and the Captains came out on top in the slugfest 13-7 sending the crowd of 3,299 home happy.

The Captains once again has been the theme lately scored first. This time in the first inning. Again, another theme two out runs. With two outs in the inning Jonathan Rodriguez drew a base on balls off Fort Wayne starter Garrett Hawkins. Hawkins, a righthander then gave up a single to Alexfri Planez to move Rodriguez to third base. Things got no better for Hawkins in fact they got worse when Petey Halpin doubled to rightfield, and Rodriguez crossed the plate with the first run of the game. Things continued to be bad for Hawkins as he then gave up a single to Gabriel Rodriguez and Planez trotted home with Lake County’s second run. Hawkins finally recorded the third out when he got Aaron Bracho to pop out to the third baseman.

In the top of the second inning the TinCaps tried to respond to the Captains first inning rally by loading the bases off Lake County starter Rodney Boone with no outs in the inning. But Boone proceeded to retire the next three TinCaps and escape the inning scoreless.

The Captains added two more runs in the second inning on back-to-back solo home runs by Korey Holland, his eighth and Angel Martinez, his tenth to put the Captains on top 4-0.

The Captains continued to add to their advantage in the third inning when Halpin continued his good day by hitting a solo home run deep over the right field wall increasing the lead to 5-0. The home run was Halpin’s fifth of the season.

The TinCaps cut into the lead in the fourth inning when Boone allowed a one out single to Joshua Mears and then Adam Kerner hit a mammoth home run deep over the bleachers onto the blow up slide. The home run was Kerner’s second and cut the Lake County lead to 5-2.

The TinCaps came all the way back in the top of the fifth inning when the Jarryd Dale doubled to lead off the inning. After Cole Cummings lined out to right field Carlos Luis singled on a soft fly ball to left field. Then came the big blow of the inning when Boone gave up a home run just over the left field wall to Olivier Basabe tying the game 5-5. The home run was Basabe’s fourth home run in a row and second in two games.

The Captains regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Bodi Rascon who started the inning in relief on the mound gave up a one out back-to-back singles to Halpin and Gabriel Rodriguez. He then got Aaron Bracho to ground out moving Halpin and G. Rodriguez to second and third base. Micael Ramirez then hit a ground ball single up the middle scoring Halpin with Lake County’s sixth run. Rascon was able to escape the inning without any further damage and keep the Lake County lead at 6-5.

Lake County blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Captains exploded for five runs. The Captains tallied three singles, a base on balls and to cap it off a three-run home run by Bracho to put the Captains up six runs 11-5.
The Captains were not done scoring, however. In the seventh inning Holland single to lead off the inning. It looked like Rascon might get out of the inning just allowing the single when he retired the next two Captains, but Jonathan Rodriguez had other ideas as he hit his 21st home run of the season, a deep shot over the right field fence to extend the Lake County lead to eight runs at 13-5. Rodriguez now leads the Midwest League in home runs.

Fort Wayne trimmed the lead to six runs in the eighth inning with a pair of solo home runs by Basabe and Joshua Mears. The long ball for Basabe was his fifth and his third in the last two games. Mears round tripper was his14th of the season.

Boone got the win pitching five innings allowing five runs, all earned on eight hits. He also issued one base on balls and struck out six TinCaps hitters. With the win Boone improves to 3-3 with a 5.98 ERA. Rascon took the loss and falls to 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA. Today’s appearance was Rascon’s High-A debut.

The Captains will remain at least tied for first place in the Midwest League East Division as the results of West Michigan’s game with Beloit are still to be determined at the time of this writing.
The Captains will have an off day on Monday before they trave to West Michigan to take on the Whitecaps in a six-game battle for first place. . 
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​POSTED 08/14/2022 16:13
Lake County Captains .                          Photo by Tim Shirer