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Kernels knock off Beloit Snappers

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Gazette Staff
August 1, 2011
— A quick start carried the Cedar Rapids Kernels to a Midwest League victory Sunday afternoon.

The Kernels scored three runs in the bottom of the first and cruised to a 6-1 win over the Beloit Snappers.


Four Cedar Rapids pitchers held Beloit to just six hits.


Adrian Salcedo (6-6) suffered the loss, surrendering five runs and eight hits in five innings.


The two teams wrap up the three-game series this afternoon. Beloit begins a nine-game homestand Tuesday when it hosts Kane County in a three-game series.


CEDAR RAPIDS 6, BELOIT 1

Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Santana, cf, 5-0-1-0; Williams, 2b, 4-1-3-0; Ray, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Gonzales, dh, 3-0-0-0; Perez, 3b, 3-0-1-1; Ortiz, rf, 4-0-0-0; McCallum, lf, 3-0-0-0; Arias, c, 4-0-1-0; Leer, ss, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 31-1-6-1.


Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Witherspoon, cf, 4-2-3-0; Gomez, ss, 5-1-2-2; Grichuk, rf, 4-0-0-0; Alvarez, 1b, 4-1-2-1; Bass, lf, 4-1-1-0; Decker, dh, 4-0-1-1; Parks, 3b, 3-1-1-0; Nidiffer, c, 3-0-1-0; Campos, 2b, 3-0-0-1. Totals: 34-6-11-5.


Beloit Snappers 000 100 000—1


Cedar Rapids 301 100 01x—6


E—Beloit 1. LOB—Beloit 9, Cedar Rapids 8. DP—Cedar Rapids 1. SB—Parks, Witherspoon. 2B—Decker, Alvarez, Wistherspoon, Parks. 3B—Gomez.


Beloit IP H R ER BB SO


Salcedo (L 6-6) 5 8 5 5 0 3


Spangler 3 3 1 1 2 3


Cedar Rapids


La Tempa 3 3 1 1 1 2


Roach 1 2 0 0 1 2


Robinson (W 8-2) 4 1 0 0 0 3


Tillman 1 0 0 0 3 2


Time—3:14. Attendance—2,358.



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