Monday, July 14, 2008

Snappers drop pair to Dragons

Danny Guerrera

Beloit 7 at Dayton 8

W: J. Jeffords (3-3, 3.81); L: C. Nolte (3-2, 2.38)
HR: BEL: G. Yersich (6). DAY: Z. Cozart (10), L. Parker (9), N. Soto (1).

When we left this game in progress, the Beloit Snappers were winning by one but the Dayton Dragons needed to finish off their inning. Charles Nolte would come in to resume the game and would get Devin Mesoraco to ground out to end the seventh.

He'd give up a home run however, to Logan Parker in the bottom of the 8th, tying the game up again.

Greg Yersich would go yard off Jeff Jeffords for the Snappers in the top of the 9th to put Beloit on top again.

But the game was not over. Zach Cozart, Neftali Soto and Jolbert Cabrera singled to load up the bases on Nolte. After Denis Phipps and Mesoraco both lined out, Parker singled out to right to drive in Cozart and Soto to end the game with the Dragons on top.

Yersich was 4-for-5 with a run, and 3 RBIs. Mark Dolenc was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, while Ben Revere and Estarlin De Los Santos were both 2-for-5, De Lo with a triple and 2 RBIs.


Beloit 3 at Dayton 4

W: D. Conatser (2-0, 2.87); L: D. Hernandez (0-2, 7.59)
HR: DAY: A. Cabrera (2).

Game two should have been a shortened affair, but was also played to 9 as the game was tied at the end of 7.

Steve Hirschfeld would make the start for the Snappers, while Danny Guerrero handled the pitching chores for the Dragons.

Logan Parker would take a walk off Hirschfeld in the bottom of the 2nd, and would be doubled in by Jolbert Cabrera to put the Dragons on the board.

Mark Dolenc doubled in the top of the 3rd for Beloit and following a pop out by Jeanfred Brito, Estarling De Los Santos singled to move him to 3rd. Ben Revere's line drive to right plated Dolenc, while Deibinson Romero's grounder to left brought in De Lo to put Beloit on top.

With two outs on the board in the top of the fourth, Dolenc singled, then stole 2nd. Brito then doubled to drive in Dolenc. The speedy Brito would be taken out at 3rd however as he tried to stretch the hit for a triple, retiring the side.

Cabrera would reach on Romero's fielding error in the bottom of the stanza, and move to second on Denis Phipps ground ball single. Cabrera then advanced to 3rd on Michael McKennon's fly out. Jason Bour would go down swinging and Phipps would steal 3rd. A throwing error by Allan de San Miguel allowed Cabrera to score.

Neftali Soto tripled and Parker singled him to tie up the game in the bottom of the fifth.

Lee Martin took over for Hirschfeld in the bottom of the sixth and allowed only 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 4. Jonathan Conatser replaced Guerrero for the 8th and the 9th, and allowed only 1 hit while fanning 2 over that time frame.

Danny Hernandez was brought in for the bottom of the ninth for Beloit. He'd get Jason Bour to fly out, then gave up a home run to Angel Cabrera which finished off the contest.

Dolenc was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and a double in the contest. Brito (1-for-4) also had a double as well as an RBI while De Lo, Revere, Romero and Ozzie Lewis all had singles.

The teams rematch on Monday for a 6:00 PM game before breaking for the All-star game on Tuesday.

DDN: Notes

Class A Beloit right-hander Mike McCardell was named the Twins Minor League pitcher of the month for June. McCardell went 4-0 in five starts while posting a 2.45 ERA and 0.87 WHIP.

A native of West Chester, Pa, the 6'5", 220 lb right hander was the Twins sixth rough pick in the 2007 first year player draft. He was named the Appalachian player of the week from August 20 to the 26th in 2007, and named to Baseball America's post season Rookie All-star team.

Elizabethton 1 at Johnson City 3

The game between the Elizabethton Twins and the Johnson City Cardinals was suspended by rain. Johnson City was leading 3-1 at the time the game was halted.

The contest will be continued on July 20th at Johnson City starting at 6:05 PM ET. They will play the game in progress through nine innings, the second, regularly scheduled game will be shortened to 7-innings.


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