Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Snappers finish off Lansing late

David Bromberg
David Bromberg

Beloit 6 at Lansing 2

Record: 14 - 18

W: S. Hirschfeld (3-0, 0.95); L: B. Cuthbertson (0-1, 0.00)
HR: BEL: M. Dolenc (1).

A pitchers duel and a big 5-run 9th inning gave the Snappers the win in Lansing Tuesday afternoon, as they took the series 2 games to one.

Ben Revere would open with a double for the Snappers off Lansing starter Marc Rzepczynski. Chris Cates sac bunt would move him to 3rd, and he'd come home on Garrett Olson's ground out, putting Beloit on the board.

It was a short lived lead though, as Raul Barron singled out left to get on base. Following a strike out to Wesley Stone, Barron would be caught trying to steal second with a pick off by Beloit starter David Bromberg. Justin Jackson would take a walk and then be doubled in by Matthew Liuzza to tie up the score.

Bromberg would work six inning, striking out 9. He'd only give up 3 hits and allow 3 walks in that time frame, plus the one earned run. Steve Hirschfeld would take over for the next three.

Rzepczynski worked 4.2 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 4. Tim Collins would come in for the final out in the fifth, and then hand the pitching chores over to Jay's prospect Alan Farina. Farina struck around for 2 inning, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 3. Brad Cuthbertson took over at that point which brings us to the 9th inning.

Chris Parmelee reached on a fielding error and was replaced by Joe Benson as a pinch runner. Ramon Santana's bunt moved Benson to 3rd, putting runners at the corners. Steve Singleton's line drive scored Benson. Dan Lehmann would hit a sac bunt to move the runners and a wild pitch by Cutherbertson brought Santana in. Jair Fernandez, standing in as a pinch hitter for Ben Petsch, doubled out to left to drive in Singleton. Mark Dolenc then went yard, to drive in the final 2 Snappers runs.

With one out on the board, Justin Jackson drew a walk off Hirschfield. John Tolisano tripled to drive him in, but Hirshfield would get Manuel Rodriguez to strike out and Johermyn Chavez to pop out to end the game.

Revere would go 3-for-5 in the contest with 1 run, Santana was 2-for-4 with run.

The Snappers take Wednesday off, then begin a four game series against the Bees in Burlington. The are in 5th place in the Western division, 9 games back from Clinton, but it's only early May and there's still a lot of baseball to be played. Beloit is 8-8 on the road this year and won 7 of their last 10, a vast improvement over the slow start they suffered.


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