EASTLAKE – The Lake County Captains kicked off the 2013 season with a 5-4 win over the Lansing Lugnuts, thanks to some timely offense and speed on the bases.
Right-hander Luis DeJesus took the bump first for the Captains to counter Lansing’s Javier Avenado. Avenado is a big right-hander whom the Blue Jays organization picked from the minor league Rule 5 draft back in 2012.
DeJesus was the Indians’ 11th round pick in the 2011 draft. He had an impressive season last year with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and possesses a fastball, slider, change-up arsenal.
The Lugnuts struck first in the top of the second inning. First baseman Balbino Fuenmayor led off the inning with a solo shot over the left field wall for Classic Park’s first home run of the season. DeJesus rebounded with composure though, as he struck out right fielder Chris Hawkins and retired the next two batters on a groundout and foul out.
The Captains responded in the following inning as second baseman Robel Garcia hit a one...