By Noel Fary
The Lake County Corn Dogs took an early lead against the Griffith Generals and hung on to grab a 7-1 victory on Tuesday in a game where plenty of Corn Dogs arms saw action, and disciplined approaches at the plate made a difference.
Approaching the halfway point of the season, the Corn Dogs are now 5-0 against the Generals, typically dominating each matchup and winning by multiple runs.
Check out the box score from the game.
The Corn Dogs struck first, with Kevin Hall scoring on a ground ball hit by Danny Puplava in the bottom of the first. Hall had a phenomenal game in the leadoff spot, going 3-5 with three runs and a triple, earning himself Macron Player of the Game.
Six different arms took the mound for the Corn Dogs throughout the game, none of which disappointed by only giving up one earned run and five total hits.
The scoring opened up in the bottom of the third, when the Corn Dogs loaded the bases for the second time. Matt Santana found himself with an opportunity to put it out of reach for the Generals with a two-out base hit.
With one swing of the bat, Santana barreled towards second and cleared the bases, making it a 5-1 ball game and continuing his reputation of being a clutch hitter for the Corn Dogs.
The Corn Dogs grabbed two more runs in the fourth before going scoreless in the second half of the game, but the damage had already been done. Their offense took a big enough lead for solid relief pitching to capitalize on and hold.
Once again, the Corn Dogs never felt like they were not in control of the game against the Generals and put together a solid performance for the third straight game headed into a stretch of 10 straight away games.
In a chance for revenge, the Corn Dogs look to Wednesday when they travel to Oil City Stadium in Whiting in a matchup against the NWI Oilmen at 7:10 p.m.
Photo by Josh Bell