By Andrew Mild
With a heat advisory in effect in Chicago, the weather wasn’t the only thing that was staying hot. The Lake County Corn Dogs were on the road on the South side of Chicago playing the American Giants, a team they defeated 17-0 just two days prior.
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Gavin Terry drove in Donavan Noble to make it 1-0 Corn Dogs, and scored another run in the second inning. Chicago responded with an RBI-single by Mike Johnson.
A pitcher’s duel ensued between James Burke and Bobby Spencer for the next few innings. the Corn Dogs led 4-1 following Noble’s sacrifice fly and Tyler Schultz RBI single. The Dogs added another run in the sixth.
The Giants’ Aaron Barrera singled in the seventh inning to send home two runners to cut the Corn Dogs’ lead to 5-3. The Corn Dogs put the American Giants away with a three-run top of the eighth.
The game would be called at the top of the ninth due to darkness, with the final tally 8-3 in favor of the Corn Dogs. The Macron Player of the Game was Donavan Noble, who went 3-4 with a run scored and four RBIs.
James Burke picked up his second win after not allowing an earned run in his start. The Corn Dogs win moves them to 11-5 and still atop the standings in the Northern League. The Dogs play Wednesday at home against the Crestwood Panthers. Game time is 7 p.m.