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Beloit Snappers win in 11 innings

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Gazette staff
September 2, 2010
— The Beloit Snappers defeated the host Clinton Lumber-Kings, 4-3, in 11 innings to stay alive in the Midwest League baseball Western Division wild-card race.

With the victory, the Snappers (33-29) remained one game behind Kane County


(35-29) with five regular-season games remaining.


Wang-Wei Lin singled home Aaron Hicks with the winning run. Hicks smacked a leadoff single and advanced to third on a throwing error on James Beresford’s sacrifice bunt.


Reliever Eliecer Cardenas coaxed a double-play ball to seal the win and gain his eighth save. Miguel Munoz (12-5) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 innings of relief to earn the victory.


BELOIT 4, CLINTON 3 (11)

Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Williams, 3b, 5-0-0-0; Beresford, ss, 5-0-0-0; Hicks, dh, 4-2-3-0; Liddle, cf, 4-0-0-0; Rams, 1b, 4-0-0-0; Ray, rf, 4-0-1-1; Pinto, c, 5-2-2-1; Lin, lf, 4-0-2-1; Santana, 2b, 2-0-0-1; Martinez, 2b, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 37-4-8-4.


Clinton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Jones, rf, 6-1-3-3; Franklin, ss, 6-0-0-0; Wiswall, dh, 5-0-1-0; Caticala, lf/1b, 4-0-1-0; Contreras, c, 4-0-0-0; Morris, 1b, 5-1-2-0; Royster, pr/lf, 0-0-0-0; Martinez, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Cerione, cf, 3-1-1-0; Noriega, 2b, 5-0-0-0. Totals: 42-3-8-3.


Beloit 001 011 000 01—4


Clinton 030 000 000 00—3


E—Ray, Medina, Noriega, martinez. DP—Clinton 1. LOB—Beloit 7, Clinton 12. 2B—Pinto, Ray, Morris. 3B—Jones. HR—Jones. S—Santana, Liddle. SF-Santana. SB—Jones.


Beloit IP H R ER BB SO


Ibarra 6 6 3 3 1 8


Lobanov 2/3 1 0 0 1 0


Guerra 1 0 0 0 2 0


Munoz (W, 12-5) 2 2/3 1 0 0 1 4


Cardenas (S,8) 2/3 0 0 0 0 0


Clinton IP H R ER BB SO


Medina 7 5 3 3 1 6


Markovitz 3 1 0 0 1 0


Josselyn (L, 3-6) 1 2 1 0 1 1


WP—Guerra. HBP—by Ibarra (Catricala), by Guerra (Cerione), by Josselyn (Ray).


Time—3:23.



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