Snappers fall in 10 innings

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Peoria Chiefs opened a three-game Midwest League series in Beloit with an extra-innings victory Tuesday night.

After trading leads back and forth for nearly three hours, the Chiefs scored twice in the top of the 10th inning and held on for a 6-4 victory at Pohlman Field.

With two outs in the tenth, Chiefs’ C.J. McElroy reached on an error and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Juan Herrera plated McElroy on a double to center field and then scored on a line-drive single by Justin Ringo.

Beloit had tied the game, 4-4, in the bottom of the seventh on Tyler Marincov’s 15th home run of the season. He’s got five homers in the past 10 games and finished 2-for-5 with two RBI on Tuesday.

Sam Roberts was the tough-luck loser for the Snappers after not allowing a run in 2 2/3 innings.

The two teams are back in action tonight.

Former Snapper wins “The Bachelorette”

Former Beloit Snapper Josh Murray was announced as the winner of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” on Monday, and the Snappers will celebrate the victory with promotions at Pohlman Field tonight.

A dozen roses will be given out throughout the game, and fans can bring their ticket to First Impressions Salon and Spa in Beloit for 15 percent off a cut and color. One lucky fan at the game will win a prize package that includes a gift certificate to Merrill & Houston’s and a baseball card autographed by Murray.

Murray, who played in Beloit as a Milwaukee minor-leaguer in 2003 and 2004, hit .163 with four home runs and 19 RBI in 65 games.

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