Cougars 6, Cedar Rapids 5
Recap: The Cougars appeared safe with a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth, but the Kernels rallied for three runs to make it close. Michael Wagner (3-2) picked up the win with four scoreless innings in relief of Jonathan Martinez. Jacob Rogers had three RBI on a pair of hits for the Cougars.
Cougars record: 73-44 overall, 28-19 second half.
Up next: Cougars (Tyler Ihrig, 1-0) at Cedar Rapids (Lewis Thorpe, 2-2) on Saturday at 5:05 p.m. AM-1280 WBIG and kccougars.com.