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On-Deck with the Captains: Week 16

On-Deck with the Captains: Week 16
July 30, 2011
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14-18 (Overall Record: 42-59)

Game Results:

July 22nd - Quad Cities @ Lake County (Loss: Rayl)
July 23rd - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Loss: Goodnight)
July 24th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Sterling)
July 25th - Cedar Rapids @ Lake County (Win: Cook, Save: Ehlert)
July 26th - Off
July 27th - Bowling Green @ Lake County (Win: Wetmore)
July 28th - Bowling Green @ Lake County (Win: Sarianides, Save: Ehlert)


July 22nd - Henry Dunn promoted to Lake County from Mahoning Valley
July 22nd - Kevin Fontanez promoted from Lake County to Akron
July 22nd - Felix Sterling promoted from Extended Spring Training to Lake County
July 27th - Kevin Fontanez reassigned from Akron to Lake County
July 27th - LeVon Washington placed on the Disabled List
July 28th - Jesus Aguilar promoted to Kinston
July 28th - Mike Rayl promoted to Kinston

The Line-up:

Jesus Aguilar- 3/12 (.250), 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, K
Nick Bartolone- 4/18 (.222), 3 R, 4 K, R, SB
Jordan Casas- 5/21 (.238), R, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, K
Aaron Fields- 1/9 (.111), R, BB, 3 K
Kevin Fontanez- 2/3 (.667), RBI, R, BB
Brian Heere- 5/16 (.313), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K
Carlos Moncrief- 6/22 (.273), 5 R, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, BB, 9 K
Alex Monsalve- 3/21 (.143), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 4 K, SB
Moises Montero- 1/7 (.143), RBI, 2 K
Ronny Rodriguez- 4/20 (.200), 3 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 5 K
Giovanny Urshela- 6/20 (.300), 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K

Notes on Offense:

The Captains were almost no-hit again this month. This time, the Captains managed to get one hit versus Quad Cities Friday evening. They lost the game 3-1. Nick Bartolone scored the only run (which was unearned) versus River Bandits starter Trevor Rosenthal.

Lake County was also one-hit in a rain-shortend, six inning game on Saturday night. Jordan Casas tallied the lone hit for the Captains.

Brian Heere's 18 game on-base streak was snapped on Friday night versus Quad Cities.

The Captains lost one of their best hitters in Jesus Aguilar. Aguilar was promoted after Wednesday's game to Kinston. His promotion was well deserved after hitting .292 with 19 homeruns and 69 RBI. The question is... who (or whom) is going to step up and be the Captains power hitter for the remainder of the season?

Hitter of the Week:

Giovanny Urshela

On the Mound:

Cole Cook- 1 start, W, 6 IP, 4 H, R (0 ER), BB, 4 K
Jordan Cooper- 2 G (1 start), 6 IP, 4 H, R, 4 K, HR
Dale Dickerson- 3 G, 4.1 IP, 3 H, R, K, HR
Clayton Ehlert- 3 G, 2 S, 3 IP, H, 0 R, K
Luis Encarnacion- 1 G, 1 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K
Michael Goodnight- 1 start, L, 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 4 K
Joey Mahalic- 1 G, 1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, BB, 2 K
Kyle Petter- 2 G, 3 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K
Mike Rayl- 1 start, L, 6 IP, 6 H, R, BB, 4 K, HR
J.D. Reichenbach- 1 G, 3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER)
Nick Sarianides- 2 G, W, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, BB, K
Felix Sterling- 1 start, W, 6 IP, 3 H, R, 3 BB, 2 K, HR
Kirk Wetmore- 1 start, W, 6 IP, 0 R, 5 BB, 3 K

Notes on Pitching:

Felix Sterling was very impressive in his Lake County debut Sunday afternoon. Sterling only gave up one run (a homerun in the first inning) in six solid innings of work.

Clayton Ehlert recored his first save of the second half on July 25th.

Kirk Wetmore had a quality start versus Bowling Green on Wednesday. Wetmore went six no-hit innings, striking out three and walking five. This was his best start in a Captains uniform.

Lefty-ace Mike Rayl was promoted to Kinston following the game on Wednesday. Rayl went 5-5 with a 2.92 ERA with the Captains. He was also a Midwest League All-Star.

Pitcher of the Week:

Felix Sterling

Upcoming Games:

July 29th - Bowling Green @ Lake Couny
July 30th - Lake County @ Lansing
July 31st - Lake County @ Lansing
August 1st - Lake County @ Lansing
August 2nd - Lake County @ Great Lakes
August 3rd - Lake County @ Great Lakes
August 4th - Lake County @ Great Lakes

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