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Boyd, Fascia Homer for First Time this Season, Captains Win 9-3

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May 11, 2024 – Midwest League (MWL)
Lake County Captains News Release

EASTLAKE, OH – In the fifth game of a scheduled six-game series, the Lake County Captains (20-12) defeated the Dayton Dragons (13-19) on Saturday night at Classic Auto Group Park in Eastlake.

With this victory, the Captains have now moved into a tie for first place in the Midwest League East with the Great Lakes Loons.


After the Captains fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning, Lake County’s offense responded with seven unanswered runs, and the team did not look back.

With runners on the corners and one out in the bottom of the second inning, CF Justin Boyd hit a go-ahead, three-run home run to opposite field on the first pitch of the night he saw. This was his first homer of the season, which gave him RBI numbers five through seven on the year.

Two innings later, SS Alex Mooney , MLB Pipeline’s No. 20 Cleveland prospect, hit a two-out RBI single to stretch the Captains’ lead to 4-2. He then recorded another in the bottom of the sixth inning, which began a three-run rally from Lake County. These hits gave Mooney his 19 th and 20 th RBI of the season, respectively, and extended his hitting streak to seven games.

Three batters later, Captains 1B Maick Collado hit a two-out, two-run single to grow Lake County’s lead to 7-2.

The Captains then added their final two runs of the night in the bottom of the seventh inning. After RF Angel Zarate led off the half-inning with a walk, C Zac Fascia hit a two-run home run to right field. This was the 25-year-old’s first homer of the year.

Lake County RHP Austin Peterson (5-1) earned his fifth win of the season. The right-hander began his night by allowing a leadoff double to Dayton CF Jacob Hurtubise, MLB Pipeline’s No. 24 Cincinnati prospect. Then, LF Jay Allen II, MLB Pipeline’s No. 25 Cincinnati prospect, hit an RBI triple to put the Dragons on the board first. He eventually scored on a wild pitch.

But Peterson settled in after these two hits, retiring the next 19 Dayton batters he faced. The 24-year-old ultimately pitched seven innings, allowing four hits, three earned runs, and no walks, while throwing five strikeouts in 89 pitches (64 strikes). This performance gave Peterson his fourth consecutive quality start.

Finally, Captains RHP Zach Jacobs pitched two scoreless frames of relief, retiring six of seven Dragons batters he faced. His lone blemish was a two-out single by Hurtubise in the top of the eighth inning.

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