For Immediate Release
August 21, 2021
Hobson Hits 20th Bomb in 8-6 Dogs Win
GARY, Ind.- In game two between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Chicago Dogs, KC Hobson reached base safely on four of five plate appearances and belted his twentieth home run of the year to propel Chicago over the Gary and hand the Dogs a series victory.
Despite multi-hit efforts from Billy Cooke and Jesus Marriaga, who each would add a triple, and a two-RBI day from Tom Walraven, the RailCats would come up just short of the victory in game two.
Walraven doubled in Cooke in the first to put the ‘Cats on top early, and two innings later, Michael Woodworth would crush his first homer of the year to double the lead at 2-0 after three.
The Dogs would plate four in the fourth on three hits and three walks before Gary SouthShore would tie things back up 4-4 in the bottom of the frame on a wacky pick off play that would score two runs on two errors.
Hobson delivered his twentieth home run of the season to open the fifth, but once again, the RailCats would creep back, this time to take the lead, in the ensuing half inning.
Cooke led off the frame with a triple before Walraven brought him home to tie the game at five, and two batters later, Marriaga would dome a triple to center to plate the tying run.
In a late comeback, Chicago would add three in the final few innings to take the 8-6 lead while Cam Booser shut the door with a four-out save, his second save of the year.
Tasker Strobel suffered the loss with 2.2 innings of four-hit baseball, allowing two runs and two walks with three strikeouts. RailCats starter Trevor Lubking was dealt a no decision with four innings of four-run baseball on three hits and five walks.
The RailCats would issue a season-high nine walks in the loss.
Game three between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Chicago Dogs is scheduled for tomorrow, August 22 at 2:10 p.m. at the Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana.