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Snappers' offense scuffles in loss

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Gazette staff
May 10, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa—The Beloit Snappers fell into an early hole Friday night and could not recover.

Quad Cities scored twice in the bottom of the first inning en route to a 5-1 Midwest League victory.

Beloit avoided a shutout on Sam Roberts’ ninth inning home run.

Melvin Mercedes had three of Beloit’s seven hits and is now batting .429 on the season.

Quad Cities looks for the three-game sweep when the series concludes tonight.

QUAD CITIES 5, BELOIT 1

Beloit               000     000     001—1     7     0

Quad Cities     200     010     20x—5     8     0

Lamb, Bragg (6), Bayless (8) and Paz; Houser, Minnis (7), Brunnemann (7), Cotton (9) and Holberton.

Leading hitters—Mercedes (B) 3x4, Holberton (QC) 2x4, McDonald (QC) 2x3. 2B—Baez (B), Brugman (B), Mercedes (B), McDonald (QC). 3B—Moon (QC). HR—Roberts (B).

SO—Lamb 8, Bragg 3, Bayless 2, Houser 7, Minnis 2, Brunnemann 3, Cotton 1. BB—Lamb 2, Bragg 2, Bayless 2, Houser 2, Minnis 2, Brunnemann 3.

W—Houser (1-1), L—Lamb (0-1) S—Cotton (1)

T—2:47. A—7,111.



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