Rattlers roar back to top Cougars

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | July 9, 2012 12:22 PM ET

GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers spotted the Kane County Cougars three runs on Monday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium. Wisconsin would score six unanswered runs and go on to a 6-4 win. Brandon Macias had four hits to pace the Rattlers attack.

Kane County (44-44 overall, 10-8 second half) went in front with the first three runs of the game. Julio Aparicio hit a leadoff home run in the top of the second inning. In the third inning, Daniel Mateo and Aparicio each had two out RBI triples off Wisconsin starter David Goforth.

Ben McMahan started the comeback with a solo home run in the third inning. The homer was the seventh of the season for McMahan.

Wisconsin (53-34, 9-9) tied the game in the fifth inning with a pair of runs. Macias doubled and McMahan walked with one out. Nick Ramirez singled to drive in Macias and an error on the play allowed both McMahan and Ramirez to each move up a base. Cameron Garfield got McMahan home with the tying run on a ground out.

The Rattlers sprinted in front with three quick runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Chadwin Stang's bunt single with Max Walla at third and Adrian Williams at first caught the Cougars off guard and got Walla home to put Wisconsin up 4-3.

Williams made the next run with his legs. He would get a walking lead from second base and easily stole third. The throw to third deflected off Williams into left field. By the time the Cougars could corral the baseball, Williams had scored and Stang had sprinted around to third base. Macias smacked an RBI single through the drawn in infield to score Stang for a 6-3 advantage.

Goforth scattered nine hits over six innings. He struck out two and did not walk a batters in the game to earn his sixth win of the season. Alan Williams pitched two scoreless innings out of the bullpen to get to closer Tommy Toledo in the ninth.

Toledo allowed a solo homer to Tim Ferguson with one out in the ninth, but closed out the 6-4 win without any more incidents.

The Timber Rattlers are off on Tuesday. Wisconsin returns to action on Wednesday night from Eastlake, Ohio with a game against the Lake County Captains. Mark Williams (5-6, 2.86) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. Cody Anderson (4-5, 3.11) is set to start for Lake County. Game time is 6:00pm CDT. Tune in for the broadcast on AM1280, WNAM or timberrattlers.com starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 5:40pm.

Julio Aparicio (3rd, 0 on in 2nd inning off David Goforth, 0 out)
Tim Ferguson (2nd, 0 on in 9th inning off Tommy Toledo, 1 out)

Ben McMahan (7th, 0 on in 3rd inning off Kyle Smith, 1 out)

WP: David Goforth (6-4)
LP: Jason Mitchell (3-5)
SAVE: Tommy Toledo (6)

TIME: 2:42
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