By Andrew Mild
The Lake County Corn Dogs returned home and met the Chicago American Giants for the first time in franchise history. The Corn Dogs cruised their way to a 17-0 win to pick up their 10th win and become the first Northern League team to reach double digits in the win column this season.
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Doug Loden, who started the season recovering from an injury, had himself a night. In the third and fourth innings, Loden clubbed a pair of home runs, the first two-homer game for the Corn Dogs.
Jayden Deel hit a triple in the second inning, and crushed a no-doubter over the left field wall for a Corn Dogs two-run homer in the third. Tyler Schultz came up in the sixth with two runners on, hitting the ball over the left center field wall for a three-run homer.
The Corn Dogs combined for 17 runs on 15 hits; four of those hits were homers and two were triples. Every Corn Dog player in the lineup also got a hit, including five players with a multi-hit game.
Conor Pangburn, a recent Lake Central graduate and DAC Pitcher of the Year, also entered his name into the record book. Pangburn pitched six innings, allowed three hits, walked three but allowed no runs. Pangburn would strike out 10 hitters to set a new franchise record and be the first Corn Dogs pitcher to record double digit strikeouts in a game.
The Corn Dogs move to 8-0 at home and 10-4 on the season. The ball club play the Southland Vikings at 5 p.m. Monday at Dowling Park and the Chicago American Giants on Tuesday.
Photo by Josh Brunette