Randolph & Long Lead Cougars, RailCats to Great Weeks

Kane County Cougars outfielder Cornelius Randolph and Gary SouthShore RailCats starter Peyton Long won the American Association’s Pointstreak batter and pitcher of the week for the week ending 6/23, the league announced Monday.

Randolph had an outstanding week for the first-place Cougars, leading the league in batting by going 12-for-21 (.571) with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBI along with eight walks.

Picking up at least two hits in every game this week except Sunday, the single highlight of the week was his grand slam on Friday night in the Cougars’ 13-8 win over Lake Country.

Randolph is in year three in Kane County after spending six seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and one with the White Sox’.

On the pitching side, Long had two high-quality starts this week, pitching seven innings in both outings.

He started his week up north in Winnipeg pitching seven shutout on Tuesday allowing just three hits, then finished it by going seven innings on Sunday in Lincoln, allowing just one run on five hits.

In his 14 combined innings this week, he walked just two and struck out six, picking up wins in both outings and lowing his ERA to 4.05 on the season in nine starts.

This is Long’s first season of American Association baseball after spending 2023 with the Rocky Mountain Vibes of the Pioneer league and previously two seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Association.


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