Sunday, July 13, 2008

Snappers and Dragons suspended until Sunday

Chris Anderson

Beloit 6 at Dayton 5

Pitching: M. Allen (BEL); Batting: D. Mesoraco (DAY)
HR: DAY: Z. Cozart (10), N. Soto (1).

The game is shown as being suspended as the Snappers broke a tie in the top of the 7th and the Dragons did not get to complete the bottom of the inning.

The game in progress: Mark Dolenc and Greg Yersich hit back-to-back singles off Jeremy Horst in the bottom of the second to get things going. Andrew Schmeising and Estarlin De Los Santos both struck out before Jeanfred Brito singled to bring in Dolenc.

The Dragons answered back in the bottom of the inning with Devin Mesoraco doubling of Snappers starter Henry Reyes. Logan Parker would go down on strikes before Kevyn Feiner (yup, Korey's little brother) singled a line drive to right. Mesoraco would try to go home but would be taken down at the plate, meanwhile Feiner went to 2nd base. Justin Reed's grounder would get the job down for the Dragons however, as it brought Feiner home to tie up the game.

Zach Cozart hit a home run over the left field wall in the bottom of the 3rd to put Dayton on top. It would be a short lived lead however.

Dolenc would reach on a fielding error. Yersich would fly out before Schmiesing singled to move Dolenc to 2nd. De Lo Santos then tripled to bring in the runners, making it 3-2 Snappers. De Lo would try to come home on Brito's ground out, but the Dragons opted to make the play at the plate, taking De Lo out and allowing Brito to reach.

Tyler Rhoden would take over the mound at the top of the 5th, and got Ben Revere to fly out before allowing a double to Ozzie Lewis. Rene Leveret took a walk, and Dolenc would single to score Lewis. The lumbering Leveret would be taken down at 3rd, and Dolenc would end up at 2nd on the throw. Dolenc then stole 3rd base and scored on Yersich follow up single. Curtis Partch replaced Rhoden, getting Schmiesing to ground out to retire the side.

Chris Anderson replaced Reyes at the top of the fifth and allowed a triple to Brandon Menchaca. Cozart's ground out would plate Menchaca. Neftali Soto then hit a solo home run, his first of the season, over the left field fence for Dayton.

The bottom of the sixth would see the Dragons tie the game again, with Logan Parker doubling, then moving to 3rd on a wild pitch by Anderson. Following a ground out bunt to Justin Reed, Mike Allen would be called out of the bullpen to replace Anderson. Menchaca sacrificed in Parker to tie up the game.

Rene Leveret singled in the top of the 7th and moved to 2nd on Dolenc's sac bunt. Jeff Jeffords then came in to replace Partch and allowed a single to Yersich that plated Leveret.

Dayton had a runner courtesy of a walk and two outs on the board when the game was suspended.

The game will be played through nine innings, being resumed at 6:00 PM on Sunday. Sunday's regularly scheduled game will be a seven inning affair that will begin approximately 30-minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game.

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Elizabethton 3 at Johnson City 13

W: R. Santos (1-1, 3.38); L: D. Osterbrock (2-1, 3.29)
HR: ELI: A. Morales (6). JCY: E. Lara (2).

Dan Osterbrock, the reining Appalachian pitcher of the week, would get lit up for 8 runs, 6 earned, on 8 hits and 2 walks over 4.1 innings as the Johnson City Cardinals when on a hit blitz to finish off the Elizabethton Twins, 13-3. Steve Blevins, called up from the GCL Twins, would allow 5 more runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out over 1 inning.

Jeff Lanning took a walk for the E-Twins in the top of the second, but would be taken down at 2nd one out later on Nathan Hanson's force out. James Beresford singled to score Hanson and then would come home on a pair of errors, one by center fielder Travis Mitchell and the other on catcher Jack Cawley to give the E-Twins 2.

Adam Veres, a Palm Beach, Florida, native, took the start for the Cards and limited the Twins to only 4 hits and 4 walks over 4 innings while striking out 4. Randy Santos would pick up win, allowing only a pair of hit and 3 walks over the next four while fanning seven.

Angel Morales would homer off Veres in the top of the 4th, but that would be all the Twins could find before the Cards went on the their tear.

Jon Waltenbury was 2-for-5 a the plate, the only Twin with a multi-hit game. Dominic De La Osa, and Beresford each had a single, Beresford with a walk and a run as well, while Alex Soto and Lanning each had doubles and a walk each as well.

The Twins will look for revenge Sunday at 6:00 PM as the two teams rematch in Johnson City. The Twins return home Monday to take on the Greeneville Astros.


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