Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wisconsin blanks Snappers; E-Twins top K-Mets

David Bromberg

Beloit 0 at Wisconsin 10

W: K. Renaud (1-2, 3.82); L: D. Bromberg (6-8, 4.85)
HR: WIS: D. Almonte 2 (8), B. Ochoa (3).

The Beloit Snappers continued to struggle at the plate, this time being shut out by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Wisconsin starter Keith Renaud scattered four hits and a pair of walks over 6.2 innings to keep the Snappers off balance.

Daniel Carroll singled for the T-Rattlers to lead off the bottom of the first and Denny Almonte put a David Bromberg pitch over the left field wall for his seventh home run of the season, helping Wisconsin to an early 2-0 lead.

Despite going down on the strikes in the bottom of the first, Edilio Colina would make it first base on a wild pitch by Bromberg. Joe White singled, moving Colina to 3rd and Alex Liddi's ground out served to plate the runner.

The bottom of the sixth saw Denny Almonte leading off with a home run, his eighth of the season going over the left field wall. Colina singled and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error by Juan Richardson. white would go down on strikes before Liddi singled to drive in Colina. Joseph Dunigan doubled out to right to score Liddi and moved to 3rd on the throw from right field. Beloit field manager Nelson Prada took Bromberg off the mound at the point, calling Mike Tarsi from the bullpen. Juan Diaz would sacrifice in Dunigan before Tarsi allowed a double to Blake Ochoa. Maximo Mendez's single would get Ochoa to 3rd, but he'd be stranded when Carroll was taken out on strikes.

Danny Hernandez would replace Tarsi in the bottom of the 8th, and walked Liddi. Dunigan ground into a force out that took Liddi out at 2nd. Diaz then tripled to drive in Dunigan before Ochoa put his 3rd home run of the season over the left field wall to finish off the scoring.

Chris Cates, Richardson, Greg Yersich, Andrew Schmiesing and Jeanfred Brito were all 1-for-3, Cates with a walk as well. Estarlin De Los Santos was 1-for-4. No multiple hit and no extra bases. And only 1 walks.

Bromberg suffered his 8th loss of the season giving up 7 runs on 8 hits while striking out 8 over 5.1 innings.

Having rattled enough, the Snappers now get a little loony, returning to Pohlman Field to host the Great Lakes Loons for a 3-game series. First pitch is due at 7:00 PM.

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Jon Waltenbury

Kingsport 8 at Elizabethton 9

W: B. Lanigan (3-3, 3.72); L: M. Alvarez (0-3, 6.75); SV: M. Hamburger (5)
HR: KNG: D. McNulty (6). ELI: E. Bigley (7), M. Harrington (7), J. Waltenbury (6).

The Elizabethton Twins were able to stop a late inning rally by the Kingsport Mets to remain n first place in the Appy League's west division.

Kingsport would get to E-Twins starter Bobby Lanigan first, when Seth Williams singled in the top of the 2nd inning. A fielding error by Danny Rams at first allowed Stefan Welch to reach and sent Williams to 3rd. Pedro Zapata's ground out served to plate Williams and a sac-fly by Doug McNulty brought in Welch.

Rafael Fernandez singled in the top of the 3rd, moved to 2nd on Kyle Suire's ground out and scored on a Charles Doyle line drive to left, making it 3-0 Kingsport.

The Twins would finally answer back though in the bottom of that inning when Dominic De La Osa was hit by a pitch. One out later, Jon Waltenbury put his 6th home run of the season over the right field wall to give Elizabethton two.

McNulty would homer in the top of the fourth, a solo-shot that cleared the center field fence.

Michael Harrington returned the favor in the bottom half of the inning, his 7th of the year going over the right field wall. Following a ground out to Evan Bigley and a strike out to Danny Rams, Angel Morales doubled and James Beresford took a walk. De La Osa reached on a force attempt to load the bags, but Romero would pop out to strand them.

Waltenbury lead off the attack in the fifth by drawing a walk. Manuel Alvarez would come into replace Collin McHugh on the mound and Alex Soto took a double off of him to bring Waltenbury home. Michael Harrington then double to score Soto, putting the E-Twins on top. Bigley launched his 7th home run of the season over the left center field wall for a pair of insurance runs. Rams would single before Jorge Rodriguez replaced Alvarez on the mound. Morales singled off the new hurler, as did Beresford, which plated Rams. De La Osa would go down on the strikes before Romero singled to drive in Morales. Having batted around the order, Waltenbury drew another walk. Soto hit into a force out this time that took Beresford out at home, saving the run. Harrington would ground out to end the inning.

With two outs in the top of the 7th, Suire walked and Doyle doubled. Wilmer Flores singled to drive in Suire and a Williams fly ball single brought in Doyle. E-Twins field manager would then bring in Steve Blevins to replace Lanigan. A throwing error by Beresford allowed Welch to reach and Flores to score before Blevins could get Zapata to ground out to bring the E-Twins up to bat again.

A walk to Fernandez and a double to Suire brought in the final Mets run.

Mark Hamburger worked the final inning for his fifth save of the season.

Rams and Morales were both 3-for-4 at the plate with a walk and a run, Morales with a double. Harrington was 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs and a pair of runs scored. Waltenbury was 1-for-3 with 2 walks, 2 runs and 2 RBIs, while De La Osa and Beresford were both 1-for-4, De La Osa with a run, Beresford with a walk and a run scored.

Romero, Soto and Bigley were each 1-for-5, Soto with a double a run and a RBI and Bigley with a run and two RBIs on the yarder.

The Twins take Tuesday off. They then head over to Greeneville to face the Astros on Wednesday for a 7:00 PM game.

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DSL Rockies 1 at DSL Twins 4

W: A. Salcedo (2-4, 1.65); L: N. Gonzalez (2-4, 3.24); SV: E. Alvarez (11)
HR: DSL ROCK: J. Crousset (4).

Adrian Salcedo worked 7 innings for the DSL Twins, allowing only 1 run, earned on 7 hits and a walk while fanning four to pick up only his second win of the season as the DSL Twins downed the DSL Rockies, 4-1.

Felix Caro doubled , then came home on a Jhonatan Arias single in the bottom of the 3rd to open up the scoring for the D-Twins.

In the bottom of the sixth, Jairo Rodriguez reached on a fielders choice that saw Oswaldo Arcia taken out at home. Jean Carlos Mercedes singled to drive in Rodrigez, and Mercedes moved to 3rd on a throwing error by Miguel De Leon. A wild pitch by Rockie's starter Nelson Gonzalez allowed Mercedes to score.

Back-to-back doubles to Arcia and Jairo Perez in the bottom of the 8th, add an extra point on for the Twins, rounding out the offense.

The lone Rockie's run came in the form of Juan Crousset's fourth home run of the season in the top of the first.

Perez finished up 2-for-3 with a double while Arcia was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Danny Santana, Arias and Mercedes were all 1-for-4, Santana with a double, Arias with a walk and Mercedes with a run. Caro was 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Rodriguez was 0-for-4 despite having a run.


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