EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains dropped the finale of a four-game series on Sunday as the Lansing Lugnuts and one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ top prospects put the brakes on the Captains’ bats.
Right-hander Jake Sisco took the mound for his first start of the season to counter Lansing’s Roberto Osuno. Osuno, considered the top prospect on the current Lugnuts team, is an 18-year-old righty out of Mexico.
Osuno made quick work of the Captains in the first, and was rewarded with some run support from first baseman Balbino Fuenmayor in the second. Fuenmayor sent a shot deep over the fence in left-centerfield for his second home run in just as many days to give the Lugnuts the early 1-0 lead.
The Captains’ rebuttal came immediately in the form of a home run of a different kind. Castillo sent a ball deep into center that rolled beneath the centerfield wall, which Lugnuts’ centerfielder Ronnie Melendez assumed was stuck. Instead of waiting for a ground-rule double signal, Castillo ...