Kane County 3, Clinton 0: Starter Jon Duplantier struck out eight in five innings and combined with three relievers on a three-hit shutout as the Cougars took the first two games of the series in Kane County.
The Cougars broke the stalemate in the sixth when Jasrado Chisholm scored on a wild pitch to put them up 1-0. Kane County added two in the eighth on back-to-back RBI hits by Jason Morozowski and Manny Jefferson.
Clinton starter Danny Garcia took the loss, striking out five and allowing one unearned run in 5.1 innings. The series shifts to Clinton today for the LumberKings' home opener at 6:30 p.m.