Monday, July 28, 2008

Snappers win one of three

Beloit Snappers

Saturday: Beloit 0 at Wisconsin 1

W: J. Wild (5-6, 3.67); L: S. Hunt (0-1, 1.80); SV: J. Dunbar (2)
HR: None.

Shooter Hunt made his debut with the Beloit Snappers on Saturday despite giving up only 1 run on 3 hits and a pair of walks, he simply was not good enough as the Snappers could muster no offense against Wisconsin's Jake Wild.

A walk to Alex Liddi, and a pair of back-to-back singles to Juan Diaz and Blake Ochoa put the Timber Rattlers on the board in the second inning.

Hunt struck out 9, but continued to show some of the control issues that plagued him in his collage career by hitting Daniel Carroll with a pitch in the bottom of the fifth. Carroll would then steal 2nd and progress to 3rd on a wild pitch. Happily, there were two outs already on the board and Hunt was able to get Denny Almonte out on strikes to prevent another Rattler's run.

Beloit never really threatened and could not advance a runner past second in the game.

Blake Martin worked two innings of relief, fanning four, while Nolte pitched the 8th, striking out just one.

Two of the Snappers five hits were by designated hitter Chris Cates, who was 2-for-4 on the night. Mark Dolenc and Rene Leveret were both 1-for-4 while Andrew Schmiesing was 1-for-3.

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Sunday: Beloit 4 at Wisconsin 8

The Wisconsin Timber-Rattlers doubled up the Beloit Snappers in the resumption of the game that was suspended on July 7.

In the first inning, Deibinson Romero and Ozzie Lewis had both singled. A third single, to Rene Leveret scored Romero to put Beloit on the board in the top of the first.

Wisconsin answered back in the bottom of the second with Joseph Dunigan tripling in Ron Garth, who had singled his way onto base. A wild pitch by starter Steve Hirschfeld allowed Dunigan to cross the plate as well, putting Wisconsin on top.

In the resumption of the game, Juan Richardson would replace Romero and Yangervis Solarte would replace Lewis as the two original players were injured during the intervening time. Michael Allen would also replace Steve Hirschfeld on the mound.

The bottom of the third saw Maximo Mendez take a single from Allen, then steal 2nd base. Edilio Colina hit into a sac bunt which, combined with a Allen throwing error scored Mendez. Diaz would reach on a another throwing error by Allen, which allowed Colina to score. Following a fly out to Denny Almonte, Ron Garth reached on a fielder's choice that failed when Estarlin De Los Santos mis-threw the ball. Dunigan then doubled to plate the two runners before Liddi would be taken out on strikes. Joe White would line out to end the inning with the score 6-1.

Chris Cates took a walk in the top of the six. Richardson would pop out but a Solarte single moved Cates to 2nd. Leveret then doubled him in to give the Snappers their second run.

Wisconsin answered back with Liddi walking and White singling. Blake Ochoe would be called out on strikes before Chris Anderson came in to replace Allen. He'd get Mendez to fly out to center, a play that moved Liddi to 3rd, and then gave up a single to Colina that scored the Wisconsin runner.

With Danny Hernandez on the mound in the bottom of the 8th, Liddi doubled and White walked. Ochoa would fly out but Mendez drew a walk to load the bags. Colina ground in to a force out that scored Liddi, giving the T-Rattlers 8.

A last ditch effort by the Snappers saw Mark Dolenc walk off Robert Harmon. Allan de San Miguel and Andrew Schmiesing then hit back-to-back doubles to scored two. That would be all the Snappers would get though despite a single to Cates that moved Schmiesing to 3rd.

Hirschfield would take the loss, his fifth of the season. Leveret was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a pair of RBIs. Dirty and Schmiesing were both 1-for-4 with a double, Dirty with the run, Schmiesing with a pair of RBIs. Cates was also 1-for-4, but with a single, a walk and a run.

Solarte and De Lo were both 1-for-3, De Lo with a walk, Romero and Lewis were each 1-for-1, Romero with a run, and Jeanfred Brito was 1-for-5. Dolenc finished up 0-for-3 but with a walk and a run.

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Sunday: Beloit 3 at Wisconsin 1

The Beloit Snappers finally found a win, dropping the Timber Rattlers 3-1 in extra innings during Sunday's second game.

Brian McCardell and Edward Paredes would both work 7 scoreless innings for the their respective teams.

Beloit would get on the board in the 8th with Mark Dolenc tripling off Parades. Andrew Schmiesing then reached on a fielding error by catcher Isreal Nunez that plated Dolenc.

The Rattlers answered back right away, with Alex Liddi reaching on a throwing error by Jeanfred Brito. After a fly out to Denny Almonte, Juan Diaz doubled to plate Liddi tying the game.

The top of the 10th would see Rene Leveret singling and Mark Dolenc doubling. A throwing error by catcher Isreal Nunez brought Dolenc home as well, giving the Snappers an insurance run.

Blake Martin pick up the win, working the last 1.2 innings. Santos Arias gave up the lone T-Rattler's run, unearned on 2 hits and walk in 1.1 innings.

Cates and Dolenc were both 2-for-4, Dolenc with a double and a triple, a pair of runs and a RBI.

Estarlin De Lost Santos, Leveret and Yersich were each 1-for-4, Leveret with a run.

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Beloit is now 18-18 on the season, in fourth place in the 8-team Western division, 3 games behind division leading Peoria.

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