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Beloit Snappers dig long ball

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Gazette Staff
July 24, 2009
— Angel Morales hit a grand slam, and Daniel Rams hit a two-run homer and RBI double to lead Beloit to an 8-7 victory over visiting Cedar Rapids in Midwest League play Thursday.

Morales’ slam gave the Snappers a 4-0 lead in the fifth.


Rams added a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Snappers up, 6-2.


Ramon Santana had a one-out single, and Rams tied the game at 7-7 with an RBI double in the eighth.


Drew Thompson was inserted into the game as a pinch runner. With two out, Jon Waltenbury singled to center to score Thompson with the go-ahead run.


Billy Bullock was credited with the victory, while Matthew Williams earned his eighth save of the season.


The two teams conclude their three-game series with a 7 o’clock game tonight.


BELOIT 8, CEDAR RAPIDS 7

Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Auer, cf, 5-2-2-0; Amarista, 2b, 5-1-3-3; Jacobo, 1b, 5-1-1-1; Brooks, dh, 3-1-0-0; Castillo, rf, 4-1-1-1; Crawford, lf, 4-0-2-0; Bailey, 3b, 4-0-0-0; De Los Santos, c, 4-0-1-0; Perez, ss, 2-1-1-0. Totals: 36-7-11-5.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Beresford, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Hicks, cf, 4-0-0-0; Santana, 3b, 4-2-2-0; Rams, c, 4-1-3-3; Thompson, pr, 0-1-0-0; Lanning, c, 0-0-0-0; Ladendorf, ss, 4-0-0-0; Waltenbury, 1b, 4-1-2-1; De La Osa, lf, 3-1-0-0; Harrington, dh, 3-1-1-0; Morales, rf, 3-1-1-4. Totals: 33-8-9-8.


Cedar Rapids 000 002 050—7


Beloit 000 042 02x—8


E—Beloit 2. LOB—Cedar Rapids 5, Beloit 2. DP—Beloit 1. 2B—Amarista 2, Castillo, Rams 2, Santana. 3B—Amarista. HR—Morales (8), Rams (4). Sac—Perez.


Cedar Rapids IP H R ER BB SO


Boshers 5 6 6 6 1 4


Pugliese 2 0 0 0 0 2


Veras (L, 3-4) 1 3 2 2 0 0


Beloit


Berlind 7 5 2 2 1 4


Blevins 1-3 2 4 3 1 1


Bullock (W, 2-0) 2-3 2 1 0 0 0


Williams (S, 8) 1 2 0 0 0 1


Time: 2:41. Attendance: 827.



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