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Captains Led By Mooney and Messick - Lugnuts Defeat Captains 5-2

Alan Kornspan

Believeland Media

Alex Mooney’s excellent defense was on display on Friday night

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The Lake County Captains are currently hosting a six game homestand at Classic Park this week against the Lansing Lugnuts. 

After a few challenging contests earlier in the week, the Captains defeated the Lugnuts 6-5 on Thursday night as they rallied for five runs in the third inning.

They then held off the Lugnuts comeback attempt over the next six innings to claim the victory.

On Friday night,  the Captains were looking to continue the winning streak.

However, the Captains were defeated 5-2 by the Lugnuts.

Offensively on Friday night, the Captains were led by 20th ranked Guardians prospect Alex Mooney.

On the night, Mooney was 2-4, with a home run and a double.

Alex Mooney was 2-4 with a double and a home run on Friday night against the Lugnuts.

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Mooney’s third home run of the season came in the eighth inning. 

On a 1-0 count, Mooney got an inside pitch that he was able to quickly react to and drive over the left field fence.

Alex Mooney rounds the bases after his 8th inning home run on Friday night

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So far this year, the former Duke Blue Devils baseball player, Mooney, is off to a good start as he is hitting .323, with 3 home runs and 6 RBI.

In addition to Mooney leading the Captains offensively on Friday night, on the mound the Captains were led by the Guardians 21st ranked prospect Parker Messick.

Messick, who was drafted in the second round of the 2022 MLB draft out of Florida State University had a good outing on Friday night as he pitched 4.2 innings, giving up 4 hits,  striking out seven batters and only walking one.

For the season, Messick has started three games and has thrown 14.1 innings, giving up only 4 earned runs, and striking out 22 batters.

Overall, Messick's Walk and Hits Per Inning Pitched (WHIP) Ratio has been excellent at 1.12.

Pitching well for the Captains on Friday night was Josh Wolf who did not give up a run in 1.2 innings of work

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In Thursday night's 6-5 victory over the Lugnuts, the Captains were led offensively by Nate Furman who was 2-5 with 4 RBI which he got with a third inning grand slam home run.

Nate Furman had a grand slam home run on Thursday night to lead the Captains to a 6-5 victory over the Lugnuts

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Picking up the victory on the mound for the Captains on Thursday night was Austin Peterson who threw five innings and gave up three runs and three hits and struck out three.

The Captains return to the diamond on Saturday as they host the Lugnuts in game five of the six game series.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.



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