Sunday, May 11, 2008

Beloit's five runs win fifth straight

Beloit Snappers

Beloit 5 at Burlington 4

W: B. Kirwan (3-1, 3.79); L: M. Mitchell (0-3, 3.96); SV: S. Hirschfeld (1)
HR: BUR: S. Hayes (1).

Brian Kirwan picked up his third win of the season as the Beloit Snappers continued to win over the Burlington Bees, 5-4.

Ben Revere tripled for the Snappers to start out the game, then came home on a Chris Cates sac fly to give Beloit an early lead. They would extended it in the second when Steve Singleton's line drive got him on base. One out later, a walk to Greg Yersich moved him to second. A passed ball by Bees catcher Todd Balduf moved them to 3rd and a Ramon Santana walk loaded the bags. Revere would reach on a fielding error by Burlington shortstop Mike Moustakas which also brought Singleton across the plate.

The Bees however tied it up in the bottom of the 3rd. Back-to-back doubles by Balduf and David Lough were negated when Balduf was taken out at home. Wilson Tucker would single however before Moustakas doubled, bringing in the pair for two runs.

Beloit would take the runs back in the top of the 5th. Cates singled his way onto base then moved over on Garrett Olson's sac-bunt. Chris Parmelee walked, but Mark Dolenc ground into a force out that nabbed him at at second while brining in Olson. Dolenc got caught stealing and Singleton flew out to end the inning.

Joe Benson tripled in the top of the sixth. Yersich drew a walk and Santana lined out before Revere's force out would bring Benson in.

Moutakas singled off Kirwan in the bottom of the 6th, and Shawn Hayes took him deep over the left field fence for a two-run home run. Blair Erickson would replace Kirwan with one out and 2 runners on base, and would shut the door on the Bees.

Singleton was 3-for-4 in the game with a run. He was the only Snapper with a multi-hit game. Yersich would go 1-for-2 at the plate with 2 walks as was Sanatana at the bottom of the order.

Kirwin was charged with 4 runs, earned, on 9 hits and one walk while striking out 2 over 5.1 innings. Erikson worked 1.2 innings, striking out 4. Steve Hirschfield picked up his first save of the season, holding the Bees to only one hit while striking out 3 over two innings.

Burlington's Alex Caldera (2-2. 3.31) will get the start one Mother's day against Beloit's Santos Arias (1-0, 1.64). First pitch is 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

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