(Eastlake, OH) - South Bend (26-33, 60-68) used a four-run eighth-inning rally to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Rafael Narea smacked a three-run homer, his second of the game, to spark the rally. The Cubs went on to defeat the Lake County Captains (25-34, 54-75) 10-9 in ten innings.
The Captains scored four runs in the first inning for the second game in row. Todd Isaacs led off the inning with a double. Two batters later he would score on a double from Jonathan Laureano. Josh Rolette scored Laureano on the third double of the inning to make it 2-0. Will Benson followed with his 18th home run of the year and it was 4-0.
The Cubs scored a run in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Cam Balego to cut the lead to 4-1.
The Captains answered in the bottom of the second scoring twice on another double by Laureano and a RBI single from Rolette and it was 6-1.
The Cubs rallied back in the top of top of the third inning scoring three times. With one out, Rafael Narea smacked his first home run of the year. Delvin Zinn and Brandon Hughes each had RBI singles to cut the lead to 6-4.
The Captains extended the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Miguel Eladio crushed his second home run of the season, a three run shot, and the lead was extended to 9-4.
The Cubs chipped away at the lead scoring an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning on an infield single by Zinn. After the Cubs rallied to tie it in the eighth, they eventually pushed the deciding run across the plate in the 10th inning on a fielder's choice.
Captains starter Gregori Vasquez left the ballgame with the lead but took a no decision going 5 innings allowing four runs on nine hits, while striking out three. Maiker Manzanillo followed Vasquez and pitched 1.2 innings of relief allowing an unearned run, scattering three hits, walking one and striking out one. Riley Echols came on to relieve Manzanillo and logged only .2 of an inning and was tagged with four runs on three hits, walking one and striking out one. Dakody Clemmer (0-2) took the loss after pitching the 10th inning and surrendering the unearned run.
Cubs starter Javier Assad got a no decision despite allowing eight runs in four innings of work. He allowed 12 hits, walked one and struck out four. Luis Aquino pitched three innings in relief and allowed just one earned run. The win went to Brian Glowicki (4-5) after pitching three shutout innings and striking out three.
The Captains travel to Bowling Green KY to take on the Hot Rods for a four game wrap around series starting Friday at 7:30 PM. LHP Francisco Perez (8-9) will get the start for the Captains.
Information about Classic Park or the Captains can be found online at www.captainsbaseball.com and by phone at 440-954-WINS (9467). Affordable ticket packages and group party and picnic options are available now.
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