Sunday, May 25, 2008

Beloit tops Bees in extra innings

Beloit Snappers

Burlington 3 at Beloit 4 - 11 innings

W: C. Nolte (2-1, 2.21); L: A. Bradley (1-3, 1.59)
HR: BUR: M. Moustakas (5), R. Eigsti (2). BEL: G. Yersich (4), J. Benson (3).

Ozzie Lewis singled in Ramon Santana in the 11th inning Sunday to give the Beloit Snappers another win over the Burlington Bees.

Danny Berlind took the start for Beloit, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while fanning 6 over 7 innings.

Beloit got on the board first when Joe Benson hit a single shot home fun over the right center-field fence in the bottom of the 2nd. Greg Yersich would homer in the bottom of the 3rd, going over the left field wall with a line drive.

The Bees tied the game up in the top of the 5th, when Ryan Eigsti went yard over the center field fence on Berlind. Adrian Ortiz followed that up with a single, and David Lough tripled him in for the tying run.

Blair Erikson replaced Berlind for the 8th and the 9th. Mike Moustakas went yard on Erikson in the 8th to put the Bees up on top.

The Snappers tied it up in the bottom of the 9th when Steve Singleton drew a walk. Ramon would replace him in the game as a pinch runner and Garrett Olson would hit a sac-bunt that put Ramon in scoring position at 2nd. Lewis fly out got Ramon to 3rd and Benson singled to score, sending the game into extra innings.

Benson was 2-for-4 in the game with a run and 2 runs scored. Lewis was 2-for-5, upping his batting average to .173.

Charles Nolte picked up the win, pitching the extra innings and allowing only a single and a walk while fanning 5.

Beloit looks to keep this win streak alive and sweep the Bees with a 2:00 Memorial Day game. Brian Kirwan (3-2, 4.44) will be on the mound for the Snappers.


(Note: Dear Mr. Berlind, anytime you'd care to mosey on down here to Southwest Florida would be fine, I'd be more than delighted to you have you.)

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