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Cougars to Take on New Identity as Kane County Atomic Pork Chops

June 20, 2019 - GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars will take on a new identity as they change their name to the Kane County Atomic Pork Chops on select nights beginning Friday, July 19. Additional nights for the transformation include Sunday, July 28 and Thursday, August 8. It all began with a simple brainstorming session. A combination of the Cougars close proximity to the world-renowned Fermilab, which specializes in exploring high-energy physics, along with a desire to pay homage to the Cougars signature pork chop sandwich is how ... Full Story

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East Beats West in All-Star Game in Sudden Death Home Run Derby

June 19, 2019 - South Bend, IN: The brand-new All-Star Game rule that was talked about in a big way before the night started actually came true on Tuesday night for the 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game from Four Winds Field. After being tied at 3-3 after nine innings of play, public address announcer Gregg Sims announced that the game would be decided by a sudden death home run derby. Each team picked one representative to try and hit as many home runs as possible in a 90 second time period. For the west, Manager Erick Almonte selected ... Full Story

TinCaps Shine in 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game

June 18, 2019 - SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game featured familiar Fort Wayne TinCaps faces, as Xavier Edwards and Henry Henry both appeared for the East Division All-Stars at Four Winds Field (home of the South Bend Cubs) on a sunny Tuesday evening, helping to lead their side to a victory over the West Division. Ryan Weathers was also named to the East Division team yet did not pitch in the game, as he had started for the TinCaps over the weekend. Edwards led off for the East Division and immediately made his pre... Full Story

East Wins MWL All-Star Game

June 18, 2019 - SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The 55th Annual Midwest League All-Star Game was decided via a sudden death home run derby after the East and West played to a 3-3 tie in nine innings. Chris Betts of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, who also won the Home Run Derby on Monday night and was named the game's most valuable player, outslugged Blaze Alexander of the Kane County Cougars 2-1 in the two 90-second rounds to win the all-star game for the Eastern Division. Six different Great Lakes Loons players saw action for the East with Miguel Varg... Full Story

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Thu., Jun 20 Lansing at Dayton 7:00 p.m.
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