Sunday, May 18, 2008

Snappers sweep Chiefs

Beloit Snappers

Peoria 4 at Beloit 5

W: D. Bromberg (2-2, 4.69); L: T. Blackford (0-1, 2.89); SV: M. Williams (4)
HR: None.

David Bromberg picked up his second win of the season, allowing 3 runs, 2 earned, on 7 hits and 2 walks with 6 strike outs for a quality start.

The Chiefs would get on the scoreboard in the second inning, when Bromberg walked Cliff Anderson. Brandon Guyer followed that up with ground bunt single. A missed catch by Ramon Santana on a pick off attempt allowed the runners to advance. Bromberg would take Luis Bautista out on strikes before a Mario Mercedes single to left brought the runners home.

Beloit snapped right back however, with catcher Jair Fernandez reaching on a fielding error by Marquez Smith. Joe Benson followed him onto the bags with a line drive single. Ozzie Lewis single loaded the bases. Greg Yersich would pop out before Santana's line drive brought in the lead off pair. Santana would try to stretch the play for a double, but was taken out at 2nd base.

The Snappers seemed to like Todd Blackford who replaced Kevin Kreier at the bottom of the 5th. With the score tied, and one out on the board, Mark Dolenc singled, then moved to 2nd on a balk. He then stole third. Garrett Olson would strike out, and Chris Parmelee and Fernandez drew walks to load the bags. Joe Benson would then double out to left to drive in the runners. Benson would be stranded on Lewis' ground out, but he'd brought in what would evenutally be the game winning runs.

Bautista doubled with 2 outs on the board in the sixth, then came home when Mercedes line drive deflected off Bromberg and into right field. Bromberg would unleash a wild pitch to move Mercedes to second, but he got Dylan Johnson to ground out to end retire the side.

Loek Van Mil would take over in the top of the 7th, going 3-up, 3 down. In the top of the 8th, he'd walk Guyer. Bautista's double moved Guyer to 3rd, and he'd be plated by a Mercedes sac fly. Bautista would try to make it to 3rd and failed, and a pop out to Johnston ended the scoring threat.

Aussie Matt Williams took care of three Chiefs in order to pick up his fourth save of the season in the ninth.

Benson was 3-for-4 with a run and 3 RBIs. Ben Revere has taken a couple of days off to handle some personal matters and will return to the line up shortly. Having swept the Chiefs off their home field, the Snappers will take to the road Monday for a four-game series against the Western Division leading Clinton Lumberkings at Alliant Energy Field. First pitch is sent for 7:00 P.M.


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