By Andrew Mild
Chicago with the wind blowing out. Cubs and White Sox fans know what happens on a day like that. Home runs, and the Lake County Corn Dogs hit four of them in their game versus the Chicago American Giants on Tuesday.
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In fact, it was the first home run on the season for three Corn Dogs. Jake Ferry hit a no-doubter in the fourth that went soaring over the tall right field wall to make it 1-0. Then in the fifth, Gavin Terry hit a two-run homer. Doug Loden hit a moon shot to make it 5-0.
The Corn Dogs scored one more run in the inning fifth, and Donovan Nanfeldt’s three-run opposite field home run was the nail in the coffin for the American Giants. Tyler Schultz picked up an RBI on a single into left field to give the Corn Dogs a 10-run cushion. Chicago would manage two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings.
It was an easy choice naming the Macron Player of the Game, starting pitcher Conor Pangburn, who went six innings and struck out a new franchise record 13 in the game, including a streak of eight. Through two starts Pangburn has pitched 12 innings, giving up no runs, seven hits, three walks and tallying 23 strikeouts.
The Corn Dogs stick another win onto the board and are now 15-6 on the season. They remain at the top of the Northern League standings. They play the second-place Southland Vikings, who have won six straight games, on Wednesday at Legacy Fields in Crown Point. First pitch is 7 p.m.
Photo by Josh Brunette