Thursday, June 12, 2008

Soggy Snappers rained out

Beloit Snappers

It seems that the Fort Myers Miracle weren't the the only team in the Twins organization to fall victim to the fury of Nature. The game between the Beloit Snappers and the Cedar Rapids Kernels was canceled due to inclement weather and field conditions. Much like the Miracle, they have only three games left in the first half of the season, so the game will not be made up.

Fans may exchange their ticket to any other regular season home game, except for the June 29th game, which is SOLD OUT.

The Snappers are on the road to finish off the season, starting a 3-game series on Friday against the Quad City River Bandits. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM central time.


DSL Cubs1 1 at DSL Twins 4

W: R. Acosta (2-0, 0.00); L: R. Pichardo (0-1, 3.86); SV: J. Gonzalez (1)
HR: DSL TWI: J. Mercedes (1).

A four-run eighth inning broke a shut out game open for the DSL Twins and helped them go on to a 4-1 win over the DSL Cubs1.

Ramon Acosta worked 8 innings on the mound for the DSL Twins allowing only 2 walks to the DSL Cubs1 and striking out 3. He'd fall victim to a fielding error by Felix Caro however, that lead to an unearned run for the Cubs1 in the 5th inning.

Juan Medina would be issued a walk with one out on the board. Albert Hernandez would reach on a force attempt which allowed Medina to move to 3rd. Juan Pena's ground out to would drive in Medina.

Julio Castillo would keep the Twins off board, giving up four hits and 3 walks while striking out 3 over 5 innings. with Roderick Pichardo on the mound for the Cubs1 in the 8th inning, Jean Carlos Mercedes would go yard over the left field fence to tie up the game. It was his first home run of the new season. Eliel Sierra drew a walk before Miguel Coletto replaced Pichardo on the mound.

Caro would single to center which moved Sierra to 3rd. Manuel Soliman reached on a force attempt that allowed Sierra to score the game winning run. Juan Medina would have some problems throwing the ball during a pick off attempt which allowed the runs on base to advance. Jairo Perez then drew a walk to load the bags. A line drive single to Juan Blanco plated Caro and Soliman for the insurance runs.

Mercedes would go 3-for-3 at the plate with a run and a run scored on the home run, and would draw a walk as well. Blanco as 2-for-4 in the contest, while Soliman was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Caro was 1-for-4 with a run.

The DSL Twins travel to take on the DSL Reds for a 10:30 AM (Dominican Time) game on Friday.


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