By Noel Fary
The Lake County Corn Dogs lost to the Elkhart County Miracle, 6-1, on Thursday, in a game where the pitchers shined and offense was hard to come by.
The game at Elkhart’s home field started in a three-inning stalemate, with both teams scoreless heading into the top of the third. This came courtesy of a great performance from Dylan Matusak in just his second start of the year.
Matusak finished the game with four scoreless innings pitched, seven strikeouts and only one walk.
The Corn Dogs struck first in the top of the fourth inning, with a hit-by-pitch and two walks, loading up the bases with one out. Adam Walters then chopped the ball into play and reached first on a fielder’s choice while Scott Hansen crossed home.
The lead did not last long after the Miracle scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth, and they never looked back. With solid pitching from the Miracle’s starter Ethan Lengfelder, the Corn Dogs would score no more.
Lengfelder finished the day with a complete game no hitter through nine innings, with three strikeouts and three walks.
Three-Game Homestand Starts Tonight
The Corn Dogs look ahead to a three-game homestand beginning tonight (Friday) against the Indiana Panthers at Legacy Fields in Crown Point. Lake County plays the Panthers on Saturday. First pitch for both games is at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Corn Dogs have a 4 p.m. “Father’s Day” start in a game against the Griffith Generals.
Photo by Josh Brunette