Minor League Baseball: Young And Lugnuts Get Wins Over Isaacs And Captains


Tribune Sports Reporter


IT was a busy weekend for Bahamian minor league baseball players in the Class A Midwestern League.

Chavez Young and his Lansing Lugnuts faced off against Todd Isaacs Jr and the Lake County Captains in the second game of their series yesterday at the Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan.

The Lugnuts won both games which featured productive outings from each Bahamian player at the plate.

In game one Tuesday afternoon, Young finished 3-4 with a walk, two runs scored, one RBI and one stolen base in his club’s 10-1 win.

As a team, the Lansing scored 11 hits and drew seven walks and all but one starter scored at least one run.

Isaacs had his best offensive output of the season and also went 3-4 , including his second home run of the season. His solo shot in the seventh off the Lugnuts’ Maverik Buffo was the team’s only run scored on the afternoon.

In game two, Young finished 1-3 with a double and scored one run in Lansing’s 3-2 win yesterday. Isaacs finished 1-4.

With two outs in the seventh, Young doubled to left centre to start the rally that eventually netted the team’s first run of the game.

The series concludes with game three today.

Through 46 games this season, Young is hitting .313 with 57 hits and 21 RBI. He also has an .834 OPS, slugging .473 with 12 stolen bases, 37 runs scored, 86 total bases and two home runs.

In 41 games of his second season with the Captains, Isaacs is hitting .225 with, 31 hits, 14 stolen bases, an OPS of .632, 15 RBI, 47 total bases and two home runs.

Jazz Chisholm began the week 2-4 with one run scored for the Kane County Cougars in the last of a four-game series against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Monday.

In the second game of Tuesday’s double header against the Beloit Snappers, Chisholm finished 1-3 and scored one run.

Through 37 games this season, Chisholm has hit a career high seven home runs with a .262 average. He has 39 hits, slugging .503 with an .834 OPS, , 39 runs scored, 75 total bases and four stolen bases.

With a 34-19 record, the Lugnuts are in second place behind the Bowling Green Hot Rods (33-18) in the league’s Eastern Division. The Captains are ranked seventh of the eight teams in the division with a 21-32 record. In the Western Division, the Cougars are third in the standings at 26-23, 2-5 games out of first place.


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