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Snappers, Bandits gain split

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Gazette staff
August 10, 2011
— The Beloit Snappers split a doubleheader Tuesday with the visiting Quad Cities River Bandits in Midwest League baseball.

Andy Leer hit a grand slam to lead Beloit to a 12-6 victory in the opener. In the nightcap, the Snappers fell behind 4-0 and could not close the gap in a 6-5 defeat.


Midwest League doubleheaders are seven innings.


In the opener, Beloit banged out 11 hits and three homers, including Leer's slam. Lance Ray and Jario Perez added solo home runs.


Beloit reliever Bart Carter (1-1) blanked the Bandits on two hits in two innings to gain the victory. Starter A.J. Achter allowed all six of Quad Cities' runs on nine hits through the first three innings.


In Game 2, Quad Cities held a 4-0 lead after two innings. Beloit cut the deficit to 4-2 with a two-run third inning, but the Bandits scored two runs in the fourth inning for a 6-2 lead.


The Snappers added a run in the fourth and two in the fifth, but went hitless in the final two innings.


Tyler Grimes' solo homer in the fourth inning was one of six hits for the Snappers.


Snappers starter Pedro Guerra (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs on six hits through four innings.


(First Game)


BELOIT 12, QUAD CITIES 6


Quad Cities (ab-r-h-rbi)—Wong, 2b, 4-0-3-1; Longmire, cf, 4-0-0-0; Taveras, rf, 3-0-1-1; Walsh,3b, 2-0-1-0; Stanley, c, 4-1-1-0; Rodriguez, 1b, 4-1-3-2; Swinson, lf, 4-2-2-0; Gil, ss, 4-0-1-0; O'Neill, dh, 2-2-1-1. Totals: 31-6-13-5.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 4-1-1-0; Bryant, 2b, 3-0-1-2; Perez, dh, 3-2-1-1; Gonzales, 1b, 4-1-1-0; Ray, lf, 4-2-3-1; Ortiz, rf, 3-1-2-0; Grimes, ss, 3-2-1-1; Leer, 3b, 2-2-1-5; Streich, c, 2-1-0-0. Totals: 28-12-11-10.


Quad Cities 002 400 0—6


Beloit 031 170 x—12


E—Wong 2, Rodriguez. DP—Quad Cities 1, Beloit 3. LOB—Quad Cities 8, Beloit 5. 2B—Wong, O'Neill, Rodriguez, Ortiz, Bryant. 3B—Grimes. HR—Rodriguez, Ray, Perez, Leer. S—Ortiz. SF—Leer. SB—Swinson. CS—Stanley. PB—Streich.


WP—Johnson. HBP—by Johnson (Streich).


Time—2:21.


(Second Game)


QUAD CITIES 6, SNAPPERS 5


Quad Cities (ab-r-h-rbi)—Wong, 2b, 4-2-3-2; O'Neill, dh, 3-0-2-1; Taveras, cf, 4-0-0-0; Walsh, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Rodriguez, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Swinson, rf, 3-1-1-0; Edmondson, lf, 2-1-0-0; Klein, c, 3-1-1-3; Elkins, ss, 2-1-0-0. Totals: 27-6-7-6.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 3-0-0-0; Santana, ph, 1-0-0-0; Williams, lf, 3-2-1-0; Ray, 1b, 3-2-1-1; Gonzales, dh, 1-0-1-1; Bryant, ph/dh, 0-0-0-1; Perez, 3b, 3-0-1-1; Ortiz, rf, 2-0-0-0; Grimes, 2b, 3-1-2-1; Arias, c, 3-0-0-0; Leer, ss, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 25-5-6-5.


Quad Cities 130 200 0—6


Beloit 002 120 0—5


DP—QC 1. LOB—QC 4, BEL 4. 2B—Wong, Ray. HR—Klein, Wong, Grimes. SF—Bryant. SB—Perez. CS—Rodriguez.


BK—Edwards.


Time—2:11. Attendance—914.



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