Friday, May 9, 2008

Revere stays hot as Snappers down Bees

GCL Twins

Beloit 8 at Burlington 6

Record 15 - 18

W: B. Tippett (2-1, 3.86); L: H. Arias (2-2, 4.66); SV: M. Williams (3)
HR: BEL: G. Yersich (3).

Beloit blew a 5 run lead, but rallied back to tied the game at 6 in the 8th inning, and passing the Bees in the 9th for the win.

Jair Fernandez had singled his way onto base in the top of the 2nd. With two outs, Joe Benson doubled him in. Greg Yersch then went yard over the left field fence to give the Snappers a 3-0 lead.

Revere singled, then stole 2nd in the 3rd. A Mark Dolenc grounder to center sent the speedy outfielder home. Garett Olson drew a walk, but Chris Parmelee flew into a double play. Fernandez would single out to center to bring in Dolenc, making it 5-0 Snappers.

The bottom of the inning brought trouble to starter Mike Tarsi however, as he allowed back to back singled to Alwin Perez and Antonio Jimenez. He then walked Nicholas Doscher to load the bags. Adrian Ortiz's line drive plated Perez. A second line drive, also out to Dolenc in center field, brought in Jimenez. Mike Moustakas struck out swinging, and Jason Taylor reached on a force attempt when a missed catch by 2nd baseman Steve Singleton allowed Doscher to score. Jamal Walton used the ever popular line drive to center to plate Ortiz before Wilson Tucker popped out and Perez would be called out on strikes to end the inning.

Beloit's marginal lead vanished in the bottom of the 5th when Moustakas doubled to center. A second fielding error by Singleton allowed Taylor to reach. Slippery finger syndrome must be contageous as shortstop Ramon Santana got it next, allowing Walton to reach and Moustakas to score. Loek Van Mil would be brought in to replace Torsi at the point, and got Tuker and Perez out on strikes. A single by Jimenez allowed Taylor to cross the plate, giving the Bees the lead.

With Yensi Lopez on the hill for Burlington, Parmelee took a walk and moved to 3rd on Fernandez's double to right. Chris Cates came into pinch run for Parmelee, but Singleton hit a grounder to center that would have plated either Chris. As it was Cates crossed the plate to tie up the game.

In the top of the 9th with one out, Revere drew a walk. Dolenc then singled, which moved Revere to 3rd. Olson's singled to center to drive in Revere for the game winning run. Cates, serving as designated hitter, singled out to right to score Dolenc for the insurance run.

Revere finished up 2-for-4 with 2 runs. Fernandez, the Snappers catcher, was 3-for-4 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Dolenc was 2-for-5 with 2 runs and 1 RBI.

Game two of the four game series begins Friday at 6:30 PM central time with Danny Berlind (2-2, 4.71) going to mound against Burlington's Edward Cegarra (1-2, 2.12).

Hawk Eye

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