Ortiz powers Snappers
Ortiz hit his 10th home run of the season and drove in four runs to lead Beloit to an 8-2 victory over the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Beloit trailed 2-0 in the fourth, but took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth. Ortiz homered as part of a four-run seventh for the Snappers.
Manuel Soliman (6-6) picked up the win, scattering six hits in five innings.
The teams will play game three of the four-game series at 7 p.m. today.
SNAPPERS 8, QUAD CITIES 2
Quad Cities (ab-r-h-rbi)—Wong, 2b, 4-1-2-1; O'Neill, dh, 2-0-1-0; Taveras, cf, 4-0-1-1; Walsh, 3b, 3-0-1-0; Stanley, c, 4-0-1-0; Swinson, rf, 4-0-0-0; Klein, 1b, 4-0-0-0; Edmondson, lf, 3-1-0-0; Elkins, ss, 4-0-1-0. Totals: 32-2-7-2.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Santana, cf, 5-1-1-0; Williams, lf, 4-1-1-0; Perez, 3b, 4-1-1-1; Gonzales, dh, 4-1-2-0; Ray, 1b, 4-1-2-1; Ortiz, rf, 4-2-3-4; Grimes, 2b, 4-1-2-1; Streich, c, 3-0-0-0; Bryant, ss, 4-0-1-1. Totals: 36-8-13-8.
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E—Quad Cities 1. LOB—Quad Cities 8, Beloit 6. SAC—Williams, Streich. SF—Wong. SB—O'Neill. 2B—Wong, Grimes, Williams, Ortiz. HR—Ortiz (10).
Last updated: 6:11 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012