Cedar Rapids 7 at Beloit 0
W: E. Jimenez (3-2, 3.97); L: D. Bromberg (5-6, 5.31)
HR: CED: R. Groth (1).
David Bromberg allowed 6 runs, 5 earned on 8 hits and a walk while striking out four in 5.1 innings as the the Cedar Rapids Kernels went on to blank the Beloit Snappers, 7-0.
The Snappers showed little offensively recording only six hits in the game, with Ben Revere getting 3 of them, finishing up 3-for-4 at the plate. Chris Cates and Allen de San Miguel were both 1-for-3, Cates also had a walk, while Greg Yersich was 1-for-4.
Ryan Groth led off the contest with a home run, his first of the season over the center field wall, a pretty good indication things were not going to go the Snappers way. Andrew Romine then tripled, and came home on Hector Estrella's ground out to give the Kernels a pair of runs.
Romine would singled in the top of the 3rd then moved to 2nd on a throwing error by Marc Dolenc. Esterella then doubled him in to make it 3-0 Cedar Rapids.
In the top of the sixth, Jay Brossman would single with one out and Clay Fuller would get hit by a pitch. Julio Perez doubled to drive in 2 more. After Ariel De Los Santos was hit by a pitch, Nelson Prada would hit the bullpen up for Charles Nolte to replace Bromberg. Nolte would allow a single to Tyler Johnson which plated Perez before getting the final two outs.
Chris Anderson would come in for the top of the ninth and Estrella struck again, this time a double out to self. A wild pitch saw Elstrella to 3rd, and he'd be sacrificed in by Brossman for the Kernel's seventh and final run.
Having had enough popcorn for the home stand, the Snappers now welcome in the Clinton Lumberkings for a four game set, with Tueday's first pitch due out at 7:00 PM.
Elizabethton 12 at Burlington 0
W: D. Osterbrock (1-0, 1.93); L: G. De La Cruz (0-2, 12.10)
HR: ELI: N. Romero (2), N. Papasan (1).
The Burlington Royals probably preferred the rain. As it was, what they got was not a thunderstorm, but the thunder of the Elizabethton Twins bats as they pulverized the Royals in both halves of a double header.
Nick Romero and Nick Papasan recorded a pair of home runs in game one. Romero would finish up 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a pair of runs and a RBI. Papasan and Evan Bigley were both 3-for-4, Papi with 3 runs and 3 RBIs, while Bigly settled for 1 run and 1 RBI.
Jon Waltenbury went 2-for-4 at the plate with a run and a run scored. Dominic De La Osa was 3-for-5 with a run and 2 RBIs while Michael Harrington was 2-for-5 with a run and a RBI. Everyone in the line up had at least one hit and all but James Beresford had at least one run.
Danny Osterbrock allowed 2 hits and a walk over 5 innings to confound the Royals, fanning 2 over that time frame. Lee Martin and Thom Wright finished up the last two.
Elizabethton 11 at Burlington 1
W: B. Lanigan (1-1, 3.77); L: S. Garrido (0-1, 3.75)
HR: ELI: A. Soto (5).
An eight-run fourth inning put the Elizabethton Twins well over the top in the game two.
Alex Soto's solo shot home run was just a bit of special treat in the fifth.
Jon Waltenbury was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and runs batted in. Evan Bigly and Alex Soto were both 2-for-4, Bigley with 2 RBIs, Soto with two runs and 4 RBIs. Jeanfred Brito was 2-for-5 with 2 runs. Everyone in the line up had a hit except for Danny Rams, who walked twice, and Adan Severino, a new addition from Broward Community College, who also drew a pair of walks.
Bobby Lanigan gave up 1 run on 1 hit and a walk while striking out 2. Danny Rondon and Mark Hamburger each worked an inning to finish up the contest.
Look for more thunder tonight at Burlington Athletic Stadium - thunder that won't be coming from the sky.