The top two teams in the Northern League met at Legacy Fields in Crown Point on Wednesday night. While the Corn Dogs were atop of the league standings, the second-place Southland Vikings came to town with a six-game winning streak.
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The Corn Dogs jumped ahead of the Vikings in the third inning when Tyler Schultz drove in his Purdue University Northwest teammate Bret Matthys to take a 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Jake Ferry turned on a pitch and sent it soaring over the right field wall for his second home run in two days.
The Corn Dogs scored another run in the fifth inning to make it 3-0. It was some clutch hitting in the seventh that put the game away. Hits from Roman Kuntz and Cal Curiel drove in a pair of runs and made it 5-0 Lake County.
The pitching from James Burke, Jake Thometz and Mark Tor all worked together to throw the complete game shutout over the Vikings. The Corn Dogs only allowed four hits and two walks during the game. This would be the Corn Dogs fifth shutout of the season.
The Macron Player of the Game was outfielder Jacob Ferry. Playing last season with the NWI Oilmen, Ferry hand only one homer, and is already up to two with the Corn Dogs.
The win put the Corn Dogs at 16-6 and 3.5 games in front of the Vikings. Lake County will play at home Friday and Saturday, with both games starting at 7 p.m.
Photo by Josh Brunette