Fort Myers at Palm Beach - Postponed
Rain has been the story around Southwest Florida of late, and going over to the East coast didn't seem to help.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms soaked Roger Dean Stadium and the Fort Myers Miracle and Palm Beach Cardinals will make up the lost contest with a doubleheader on Tuesday evening.
The Monday night match up of Fort Myers' Deolis Guerra (7-3, 483) and Palm Beach lefty Brad Furnish (6-3, 4.23) will start the first game which is slated to begin at 5:05 p.m.
The second game will follow 30 minutes after game one, with Miracle right hander Alex Burnett (6-2, 3.40) facing off against Cardinal southpaw Tyler Norrick (0-0, 0.00), who is making his first start of the 2008 season.
Both games will be 7-innings in length.
Beloit 8 at Clinton 5
W: L. Van Mil (2-0, 2.31); L: J. Quintero (4-4, 6.39); SV: C. Anderson (1)
HR: BEL: C. Parmelee (14). CLI: M. Lawson (2).
The Beloit Snappers used a 5-run eighth inning to rally past the Clinton Lumber Kings on the road. Snappers start Mike Tarsi got jumped by the L-Kings early.
Matthew Lawson, Engel Beltre and Renny Osuna all singled for Clinton to load the bags. Timothy Smith ground into a double play that saw Lawson taken out at home, leaving runners on second and third. Mitchell Moreland walked to load the bags before Ian Gac singled to score two. Jonathan Green doubled in Moreland but would be left stranded when Jose Felix flew out to end the inning.
Lawson hit a single run homer in the bottom of the 2nd over the left field wall. In the bottom of the 3rd, Smith would single and come home on Moreland's double to make the score 5-0 Lumber Kings.
The Snappers decided they should do something about it at that point. Deibinson Romero and Chris Parmalee both singled. Joe Benson's 15th double of the season knocked in Romero, while Ozzie Lewis' sac fly brought in Parms. Mark Dolenc followed suit, sacrificing in Benson to make the score 5-3 Lumber Kings.
Tarsi would go on to work six innings allowing all 5 runs, earned, on 10 hits a and walk while fanning 4. He'd be replaced by Loek Van Mil for the next 2.2. The tall Dutchman allowed only 1 hit and a pair of walks while fanning 1. He'd be on the mound in the eighth when Beloit staged their rally to pick up the win, his second of the season.
Jose Quintero would step up to the mound for Clinton and would be greeted by an Eric Santiago single out to left. Chris Cates hit a sac bunt, but reached on a throwing error by Greene. Following a pop out to Romero, Parmelee's big bat when BOOM, putting his 14th yarder of the season over the right field wall to make it 6-5 Beloit. Benson would follow that up with a single before Adalberto Flores took over for Quintero. Lewis would reach on a fielding error before Dolenc was called out on strikes. Former Miracle catcher Allan de San Miguel would get plunked with a pitch to load the bags. Estarlin De Los Santos then smoked a line drive out to center to drive in Benson and Lewis for the insurance runs.
Parmelee and Benson both finished up 3-for-5 with a pair of runs each, Parms with 3 RBIs and Benson with 1.
Game two of the 4-game set is Tuesday at Alliant Energy Field with the first pitch slated for 7:00 PM.