Snappers split doubleheader, spoil Foss' moment

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Gazette staff
Saturday, April 5, 2014

BELOIT--The Beloit Snappers spoiled Trevor Foss’ homecoming.

The 2008 Janesville Craig graduate made his season debut for the Class-A Burlington Bees at Pohlman Field in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Foss threw 2 1/3 innings but saw a potential win slip away when Beloit scored twice in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 victory.

Burlington won the opener of the doubleheader—created when Friday’s game was postponed—3-1.

Foss, who was drafted by the Anaheim Angels last year, came on in the fifth inning of the second game with his team trailing 2-1. The Bees rallied to take a 3-2 lead in the sixth as Foss pitched two solid innings.

But the Snappers ruined the moment in the seventh. Tyler Marincov led off with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice, and Melvin Mercedes singled Marincov home to tie the game. Mercedes advanced to third on a single, Foss loaded the bases on an intentional walk, and then Mercedes came home on a wild pitch to end it.

In the first game, the Bees got a two-out, two-run home run from Chad Hinshaw in the third inning, and that was about all they needed.

The Snappers mustered just four hits in the seven-inning game.

Harrison Cooney picked up the win in relief for the Bees, and Joey Krehbiel pitched the seventh for the save. Lou Trivino gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks to take the loss for the Snappers.

The two teams wrap up their four-game season-opening series at 2 p.m. today at Pohlman Field.

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