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Silva then followed with a sac fly, extending the Timber Rattlers’ lead to 3-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth before the lengthy delay.
The Cougars’ playoff aspirations appeared somewhat bleak with a 20-23 second half record at the Aug. 7 off day.
Since then, though, the Cougars rattled off two separate six-game win streaks from Aug. 10-15 and Aug. 17-22 to improbably put them in position for second half wild card contention.
"We've got a playoff team in the locker room, and they showed it over the past four weeks," Lalli said. "There's absolutely nothing to be upset about. They went after it; we'll see what happens."