Saturday, June 14, 2008

DSL Twins Win, Snappers don't

Beloit Snappers

Beloit 4 at Quad Cities 5

W: M. Spade (2-2, 2.14); L: S. Arias (2-3, 2.22); SV: W. Daman (1)
HR: BEL: S. Singleton (6).

The Beloit Sappers fell behind early and could not quite catch up, as their eighth inning bat fest fell short and they would go on to lose, 5-4.

Quad Cities starter Nicholas Additon was not quite as stellar as he was the last time he faced the Beloit, lasting only 4.2 innings and giving up 3 hits and a pair of walks while striking out 5.

The River Bandits got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd when Jose Garcia doubled out to Ozzie Lewis. Adrion Chambers ground out, but Garcia scored on the play.

Danny Berlind would replace Arias in the bottom of the six, allowing a walk to Mike Foli and a double to Charles Kingrey. Following a ground out to Matthew Aburr, Francisco Rivera would single the pair in.

For Quad Cities, Matt Spade would replace Additon for 1.1 innings, allowing a hit and a walk. Mark Diapoules would come in for the 7th. Estarlin De Los Santos made it all the way to 3rd base after drawing a walk, but was stranded when Garrett Olson struck out swinging.

In the bottom of the stanza, Chambers reached on a fielding error by Singleton, then came home on a Foli triple. Foli would score on Charles Kingrey's follow up single to give the River Bandits 5. Berlind would walk Arburr and issue a wild pitch that put a runner on third, but got Francisco Rivera and Thomas Pham out on strikes to end the inning.

Chris Parmelee and Ozzie Lewis drew walks in the top of the 8th. Steve Singleton, who's been practicing so he can hit grand slams like his team mates when he makes it to the Miracle, sent a ball over the right field wall to score three. Danny Lehmann would get plunked by a pitch, move to 2nd on De Los Santos ground out, and be plated by a Ben Revere triple. Sadly, Wayne Daman would come in at that point, and get Chris Cates to ground out, stranding the tying run on base.

Loek Van Mil worked 1 inning to finish off the game, allowing 1 hit.

Olson and Singleton were both 2-for-5, Olson with a double, and Singleton with a run and 3 RBIs on the yard ball. Revere was 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI, and Cates had a walk to go with his one hit at the plate.

The two teams rematch Saturday at Modern Woodman Park. The series concludes Sunday for a Father's Day special, Mother Nature permitting.

QC Times

Ben Revere was named the Topps Player of the Month, sharing the honor with Kane county's Craig Italiano. Revere is batting a league leading .406 with 29 runs and 25 RBIs. He also has 12 double, 5 triples and 21 stolen bases on the year.

In May, he was hitting .433 with 11 doubles, five triples, on home run, 18 runs scored and 14 stolen bases. (Snappers)

DSL Twins 3 at DSL Reds 1

W: P. Guerra (1-0, 4.15); L: R. De La Rosa (0-1, 1.80); SV: E. Alvarez (3)
HR: None.

Pedro Guerra worked six innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and a pair of walks while striking out 5 to keep the DSL Reds behind the DSL Twins. The Twins would go on to win 3-1.

Juan Blanco singled then moved to 2nd on a passed ball by Argenis Gonzalez. Xavier Gaonzalez ground out found him at 3rd, and he'd score on Yorby Martinez single to put the DSL Twins on the board in the first.

In the top of the 3rd Blanco would single again, then steal 2nd. Martinez would ground out, with Blanco at getting to 3rd on the play, so that Jairo Perez could single him in.

Talk about near Twin runs!

Sergio Guerrero doubled in the bottom of the 5th for the DSL Reds, moved to 3rd on Mario Martinez ground out, and would be plated by a second ground out, this one to Argenis Gonzalez.

In the top of the ninth, Jean Carlos Mercedes would single his way onto base with 2 outs, Eliel Sierra followed with a grounder to center and Felix Caro walked to load the bags. Another passed ball by Gonzalez would bring Mercedes in for the insurance run.

Blanco finished up 2-for-4 with 2 runs, the only Twin with multiple hits.

The DSL Twins (7-5) host the DSL Rockies (6-6) on Saturday for a 10:30 AM Dominican time game.


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