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Lake County Captains Comeback from 4 Run Deficit, Defeat Lugnuts, 12-4 on Saturday Night

Alan Kornspan 

Believeland Media

The Lake County Captains took on the Lansing Lugnuts on Saturday night in the fifth game of a six game series at Classic Park, in Eastlake, Ohio.

In Saturday night's game, the Captains got behind early, giving up four runs in the top of the first inning.

However, the Captains came back with five runs in the second, four runs in the third and three runs in the fourth inning enroute to a decisive 12-4 victory.

The Captains got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning when Nate Furman singled on 1-2 count with one out to drive in Alex Mooney and Justin Boyd.

Nate Furman is having an excellent series against the Lugnuts. On Thursday night he was 2-5 with a home run and 4 RBI and on Saturday night he was 3-5 with 3 RBI

(Alan Kornspan/Believeland Media)

In the same inning, C.J Kyfus singled to right field to drive in Angel Zarate.

The Captains scored their final two runs of the second inning when Nate Furman scored on a wild pitch and Cooper Ingle drove in a run on an RBI groundout.

The Captains extended their lead to 9-4 in the bottom of the third inning. First they scored in the third inning when Nate Furman drove in his second run of the night on single to right field. 

Jake Fox came to the plate next and hit a three-run home run.

The Captains added three more runs in the fifth inning when Cooper Ingle and Maick Collado hit back to back home runs and Tyreese Turner drove in a run on an RBI single on a 1-2 count.

For the game, four Captains players had multiple hit games.

Leading the Captains with four hits on Saturday night was C.J Kyfus who was 4-5 and had an RBI. In addition, having multiple hit games for the Captains on Saturday night were Nate Furman (3-5, 3 RBI), Maick Collado (2-5, RBI), and Tyresse Turner (2-5, RBI).

Relieving for the Captains on the mound in the first inning was Zach Jacobs. 

Jacobs had an excellent outing as he pitched 4.1 innings in relief, giving up no runs, 2 hits and striking out five. 

To close out the game, Alaska Abney pitched two scoreless innings in the sixth and seventh inning.  He was followed on the mound by Captains reliever and former Harvard baseball player, Jay Driver. 

Driver threw two innings of shutout baseball in the eighth and ninth inning for the Captains.

The Captains wrap up their six game homestand with the Lugnuts on Sunday afternoon.  

First pitch is scheduled for 1pm.



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