B.J. Boyd powers second straight Snappers win
B.J. Boyd's bat was the difference for the second night in a row for the Beloit Snappers.
Boyd hit a two-run home run in the top of the third inning to break a 1-1 tie and lift Beloit to a 5-2 win over Quad Cities in a Midwest League game. The two-run homer was the second in as many games for Boyd.
Beloit, which got six solid innings from starter Matt Stalcup (4-3), added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh.
Game three of the four-game series is today.
BELOIT 5, QUAD CITIES 2
Beloit 102 001 100—5 9 0
Quad Cities 101 000 000—2 5 0
Stalcup, Roberts (7), McCurry (9) and Ludy; Scribner, Thurman (6), Minnis (9) and Booth.
Leading hitters—Mercedes (B) 2x5, Mathews (B) 2x4, McDonald (QC) 2x3. 2B—Mercedes (B). HR—Boyd (B), McDonald (QC).
SO—Stalcup 7, McCurry 2, Scribner 8, Thurman 4, Minnis 1. BB—Stalcup 1, Scribner 2, Thurman 1.
W—Stalcup (4-3). L—Scribner (0-1). S—McCurry (2).