Photo Credit: Brad Repplinger

GENEVA, IL – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (14-13) defeated the Kane County Cougars 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Northwestern Medicine Field, sweeping the three-game series between the two teams.

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Luis Ramirez (3-1) worked into the ninth inning for the Goldeyes and earned the victory, allowing one run on just three hits while striking out nine. He has surrendered three earned runs on only seven hits over his last three starts.

Tasker Strobel recorded the final three outs to pick up his sixth save.

Winnipeg jumped out to a 1-0 first inning lead when Ian Sagdal lifted a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Raul Navarro.

The Goldeyes increased their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run home run to left field by Reggie Pruitt Jr., who has now hit a career-high five long balls this season.

Neither team then scored until the bottom of the ninth inning when Steve Lombardozzi singled to left field, bringing home Galli Cribbs Jr. to reduce Winnipeg’s lead to 3-1.

Jose Fuentes started for Kane County and was charged with the loss. He gave up three runs on 11 hits over six innings.

Both clubs now travel northwest to Winnipeg for a three-game series at Shaw Park that begins Monday at 6:30 p.m. Right-hander Josh Lucas (1-1, 5.87) is expected to start for the Goldeyes, with fellow righty Ben Allison (2-3, 6.23) countering for Kane County. All the action can be heard locally on CJNU 93.7 FM and worldwide at cjnu.ca.

For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2022 season tickets, group outings, and 10-game mini packs, visit the Goldeyes’ official website at Goldeyes.com.