Snappers rally in ninth to beat Cougars
A late two-out rally led the Beloit Snappers to a series-opening victory at Kane County on Monday afternoon.
The Snappers scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning to score a 5-3 Midwest League victory.
First baseman Ryan Huck reached on an error to open the inning and was replaced by pinch runner Jaycob Brugman. Brugman moved up on a sacrifice bunt, but he was stuck on second after a fly out.
Kane County walked center fielder Boog Powell, and left fielder B.J. Boyd made the Cougars pay with a two-run triple to right field.
The runs were unearned for reliever Josh Davis, but that didn’t help him escape the loss.
Sam Bragg threw three innings of two-hit relief to earn his second victory with the Snappers.
The two teams play the second game of their four-game series today.
BELOIT 5, KANE COUNTY 3
Beloit 001 110 002—5 11 0
Kane County 201 000 000—3 9 3
Trivino, Bragg (7) and Chavez; Tseng, Bremer (6), Davis (8) and Carhart.
Leading hitters—Powell (B) 3x4, Boyd (B) 2x4, Penalver (KC) 2x3, Carhart (KC) 2x3. 3B—Powell (B) 1, Boyd (B) 1.
SO—Trivino 3, Bragg 3, Tseng 3, Bremer 3, Davis 1. BB—Trivino 2, Tseng 1, Bremer 1, Davis 1.
W—Bragg (2-0). L—Davis (1-1).