By Andrew Mild
Baseball has always been meant to be played every day. That’s why it’s called an off-day in baseball, and not an off week. The Corn Dogs had almost two off weeks due to the all-star break and a couple of cancellations — going 10 days before they got to play again, and at home against the Joliet Generals.
The Corn Dogs turned to Bret Matthys to start on the mound for the first time this season. He battled against a tough lineup and some extra base hits, as the Generals to took a 4-0 lead early in the game.
Generals starter Aaron Wojciechowski had a great game against the Dogs. Striking out a season high seven hitters through six innings. In the seventh some lost baseballs over the lights benefited the Generals, as they scored three runs and had a seven-run cushion.
The Corn Dogs came up in the bottom of the seventh and finally broke through on offense. They would score four runs on four hits and stranded two runners at the end of the inning. This was the Corn Dog’s best chance, as the next two innings saw the Generals shut the door and win the game by a final of 7-4.
Scott Hansen was awarded the Macron Player of the Game for his 2-4 performance, with an RBI. his 12th on the season.
Lake County is now 24-9 and still leads the Northern League. They play Wednesday (June 20) at on the road against the Crestwood Panthers. The Corn Dogs are in Whiting versus the Oilmen on Thursday and back home Friday for a game against the Chicago American Giants.
Photo by Josh Brunette