Democrat Photo by Ted Waddell
Catskill Cougars outfielder Brian DuBose
swings at a pitch in Friday nights game. He
was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Swing Into Action
By Ted Waddell
MOUNTAINDALE June 13, 2000 -- With Friday nights 9-5 win over
the Capitales de Quebec at Baxter Stadium, the hometeam
Catskill Cougars finally started to get into the swing of
things as their formerly rather slumbering bats woke up
and decided to turn into serious lumber as they scored
three runs in the third and seventh innings.
In the bottom of the first, Tony Darden homered, but
Brian DuBose was left stranded after walking and
advancing to second on a balk.
Guye Senjem singled in the second inning. Ben Utting
singled and advanced to second, as Senjem took third and
later scored on a base hit by John Darjean to give the
Cougars a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the third, the team from Quebec scored
their first run of the game after Brent Iddon gave up
walks to Brandon Evans and Dumas.
Evans scored on an RBI single by Ryan Kane.
The Cougars made it a 5-1 ballgame by picking up three
runs in the bottom of the third. Darden led off the frame
with a double. Gavin Fingleson singled and advanced to
second on an error by the center fielder and Darden
scored on the play. A double by DuBose sent Fingleson
across the plate.
DuBose advanced to third as Mike Marchiano flied out to
first. He scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by
Following a scoreless fourth frame, the Cougars picked up
a run in the bottom of the fifth. Darden reached on an
error at third base. Fingleson reached on a
fielders choice, but Darden was tagged out at
Fingleson advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored
on a base hit by Marchiano to make it a 6-1 ballgame.
After a runless sixth, both teams added three runs to
their scorebooks in the seventh frame.
In the top of the seventh, Evans singled and Dumas
walked. After Jason Clark struck out, Evans stole second
and Dumas pilfered third. A double by Julien Lepine
scored Dumas and Evans. A base hit by David Kennedy then
sent Lepine home.
In the bottom of the seventh, the hometeam made it a 9-4
ballgame by racking up a trio of runs. Darden singled and
advanced to second on an error by the rightfielder.
Fingleson singled, and Darden advanced to third. An RBI
base hit by DuBose scored Darden and advanced Fingleson
After Quebecs Mike Sanchez relieved Luis Ramos on
the mound, DuBose advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ron
Johnson and Senjem got free trips to the bag on
back-to-back walks. After the RBI, Johnson advanced to
second, and DuBose moved over to third which scored Fingleson.
Utting reached on an error at second and Senjem advanced
to second. Johnson advanced to third and DuBose scored an
unearned run. The hometeam left three men stranded on
In the top of the eighth, the Capitales closed out the
scoring by picking up the final run of the game.
Giancarlo Di Prima singled and advanced to second on an
error in rightfield. He scored from third on a sacrifice
RBI by Evans.
I think were progressing pretty well,
considering that for ten days we were washed out during
mini-camp, said Cougars Manager Dan Shwam.
Our guys are coming around little by little as time
Unfortunately for Shwam and the Cougars, they could not
continue their winning ways on Saturday evening as Quebec
(6-8) grabbed a 4-2 victory.
Sunday evenings game between the teams was rained
out. It will be made up as part of a June 27 doubleheader
when the Cougars visit Quebec.
Catskill (6-7) now plays host to the Allentown
Ambassadors in a three game series that begins tonight at