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Rattlers rally to top Beloit Snappers

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Gazette staff
July 5, 2011
— The Beloit Snappers held a 6-2 lead but suffered an 11-8 loss in 11 innings Monday to the visiting Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in Midwest League baseball.

Snappers reliever Mike Tonkin (3-3) allowed a two-run double and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the 11th to take the loss.


Four Beloit pitchers allowed 19 hits to the Milwaukee Brewers affiliate, including four doubles and a two-run home run in the ninth inning that put Wisconsin ahead 8-7.


Michael Gonzales’ RBI single in the bottom of the ninth for Beloit sent the game into extra innings.


The Snappers produced 10 hits, including a two-run home run from Jairo Perez and a solo shot from Lance Ray.


Beloit starter Ryan O’Rourke went 5 2/3 innings and allowed only two earned runs and struck out eight. O’Rourke’s ERA is 1.98.


WISCONSIN 11, BELOIT 8

Wisconsin (ab-r-h-rbi)—Shaw, ss, 6-0-0-0; Keen, cf, 5-2-3-0; Mittelstaedt, 2b, 6-2-3-0; Hopkins, 3b, 6-1-1-0; Walker, 1b, 5-3-3-0; Rogers, dh, 6-2-4-3; Paciorek, c, 6-1-3-2; Stang, lf, 6-0-1-1; Romero, rf, 5-0-1-0. Totals: 51-11-19-8.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 4-1-0-0; Bryant, 2b, 2-1-0-0; Roberts, lf, 5-2-2-0; Gonzales, 5-1-2-2; Perez, 5-1-2-4; Ray, 1b, 4-1-1-1; Arias, c, 4-0-0-0; Santana, ss, 4-0-1-0. Totals: 38-8-10-7.


Wisconsin 001 101 302 03—11


Beloit 402 001 001 00—8


E—Roberts, Santana 2, Ray, Bryant. DP—Wisconsin, Beloit 2. LOB—Wisconsin 10, Beloit 7. 2B—Keen, Paciorek 2, Stang, Ortiz. HR—Rogers, Perez, Ray. Sac—Romero, Lin, Santana, Bryant. SB—Stang.


IP H R ER BB SO


Wisconsin


Hall 5 8 6 6 2 5


Rosario 3 1 1 1 3 5


Marzec (W, 3-1) 3 1 1 1 1 4


Beloit


O’Rourke 5 2/3 8 3 2 0 8


Fuentes 1 1/3 4 3 3 0 1


Dempster 2 3 2 2 0 1


Tonkin (L, 3-3) 1 1/3 4 3 2 1 2


Lobanov 2/3 0 0 0 0 0



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