Oconomowoc, Wis. – When the final out was recorded Sunday afternoon in Oconomowoc, the Lake Country DockHounds had secured their fifth straight winning series. The Hounds hung on late to win by a score of 5-2 over the Sioux Falls Canaries.
On the mound for Lake Country, Randall Delgado continued to show why he has spent eight seasons pitching at the major-league level. Delgado shut down the Canaries this afternoon, going 7 innings, and allowing just one hit, a solo homer to Mike Hart in the 7th inning. Matt Mullenbach worked a scoreless 8th, allowing just a single in the process. Closer Jojanse Torres was tasked with finishing things in the 9th. Four walks got Torres into a little trouble, forcing Ken Huckaby to make a change. Brady Kais came on with two outs and the bases loaded, clinging to a three-run lead. Kais got Darnell Sweeney to fly-out to the warning track to secure the final out of the ballgame.
At the plate, three hitters in the Lake Country lineup reached base at least three times this afternoon. Thomas Jones went 2-3, and also got hit by a pitch. Steven Sensley got on base in all four trips to the plate, going 1-1 with a homer, 3 RBIs and 3 walks. Curtis Terry went 1-2 with a solo homer, and 2 walks.
With today’s win, the DockHounds are back to .500 for the first time since Opening Day, now sitting at 30-30. Next up for Lake Country will be a six-game road stretch with trips to Rosemont, and Sioux Falls. Then the DockHounds will be back at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park for an eight-game homestand against the Milwaukee Milkmen and Lincoln Saltdogs. The five-game series with Milwaukee opens with a doubleheader on Monday, August 31st. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.