Beloit 8 at Clinton 5
W: M. McCardell (4-1, 3.17); L: R. Tatusko (1-5, 5.48); SV: S. Steedley (8)
HR: CLI: C. Santana (7).
The Beloit Snappers extended their second half win streak, rallying back from a 5 run deficit to defeat the Clinton Lumber Kings, 8-5.
With two outs on the board in the bottom of the 1st, Renny Osuna singled. Mitchell Moreland then took a triple of Snappers starter Mike McCardell to plate him giving Clinton the early lead.
Cristian Santana led off the bottom of the 5th with a home run. Carlos Dominguez and Miguel Alfonzo used back-to-back singles to get on base. Lawson would hit a ground bunt that took Dominguez out at 3rd. Osuna then flew out before Moreland tripled to drive in 3, giving Clinton a 5-0 lead.
McCardell would work 8, allowing all 5 runs, earned, on 9 hits while striking out 6.
Beloit started battling back in the top of the sixth. Estarlin De Los Santos hit a single out to left to lead off. Chris Cates would fly out before a passed ball by Dominguez moved De Lo to 2n. Deibinson Romero singled out to left to plate Sanata, putting the Snappers on the board.
With Ryan Tatusko on the mound for the L-Kings, Ozzie Lewis would draw a walk and Greg Yersich singled to follow him onto the base. Eric Santiago's ground out moved the pair. Mark Dolenc's grounder to 3rd plated Lewis. De Lo would reach on a fielder's choice that failed when Dominguez failed to make the catch, allowing Yersich to score. Hector Nelo then made his way to mound from the bullpen. A passed ball by Dominguez moved Cates to 3rd. Romero would triple him in then come home on a sac-fly by Chris Parmelee, making it 7-5 Snappers.
Beloit tagged on one more in the 9th with Dolenc singling then moving on a sac-bunt by Delo. He'd steal 3rd and a throwing error by the hapless Dominguez scored him.
Bad game for Senor Dominguez. Good game for Snappers!
De Lo and Dolenc were both 2-for-4 with a pair of runs, Dolenc with a RBI was well, Romero went 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and 2 runs scored. Cates, Lewis and Yersich all singled and recorded a run for the Snappers; Cates and Lewis each had a walk as well.
The LumberKings (1-4) and Snappers (5-0) continue the series tomorrow night at Alliant Energy Field, first pitch scheduled for 7:00 PM.