LINCOLN, Nebraska – LHP Tanner Brown tossed his second straight quality start, but the ‘Dogs were blanked in a 7-0 loss to the Kane County Cougars at Haymarket Park on Monday night.
Brown allowed two runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts, but the ‘Dogs (34-34) were shut out for the fifth time this year and first time since June 27th.
Kane County (34-35) opened the scoring on a two-out, two-run single from DH Todd Lott – who finished with four homers and 11 RBIs in the series – in the 5th inning.
The Cougars later added a run on Lott’s RBI single in the 7th inning. In the 8th, C Hector Sanchez singled in one run before 2B Donovan Williams cleared the bases with a double to make it 7-0.
C Luke Roskam reached on a walk in the 6th inning and now has a 34-game on-base streak – the longest active in the American Association.
RHP Walter Borkovich allowed two runs – one earned – over 1 and 1/3 innings. LHP David Zoz allowed three runs over 2/3rds of an inning while RHP Devin Conn went three-up, three-down with a strikeout in the 9th inning.
CF Nick Anderson went 0-for-3 with a walk and his team-leading 10-game hitting streak came to an end.
Lincoln settled for a split of the four-game series after winning the first two games on Friday and Saturday.
The ‘Dogs now welcome the Chicago Dogs to Haymarket Park on Tuesday night. The first pitch of a three-game series is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and pregame coverage begins at 6:35 on KFOR FM 101.5/1240 AM.
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