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Timber Rattlers sweep Beloit Snappers

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Gazette staff
July 6, 2011
— The Beloit Snappers were held to six hits Tuesday as the visiting Wisconsin Timber Rattlers notched an 8-3 victory to sweep the Midwest League baseball three-game series.

Beloit took an early 3-0 lead on two hits, including a solo home run by Tyler Grimes in the second inning. The Milwaukee Brewers affiliate blanked the Snappers on four hits the rest of the way.


Wisconsin scored twice in the third and rallied for four runs in the fifth on three singles and a two-run double to take a 6-3 lead.


Snappers starter Manuel Soliman (3-5) was tagged for six runs on seven hits through 4 1/3 innings to take the loss. The Timber Rattlers collected 12 hits.


Rattlers starter Jimmy Nelson (4-7) allowed three runs on four hits. Nelson notched eight strikeouts and walked two. Wisconsin reliever Stosh Wawrzasek allowed two hits and closer Brian Garman pitched a hitless ninth.


WISCONSIN 8, BELOIT 3

Wisconsin (ab-r-h-rbi)—Shaw, ss, 5-1-2-1; Keen, cf, 4-1-1-0; Mittelstaedt, 2b, 5-2-4-2; Hopkins, 3b, 4-1-1-0; Walker, dh, 5-0-1-1; Hawn, 1b, 4-0-1-2; Dennis, 5-0-0-0; Paciorek, c, 3-1-0-0; Stang, rf, 4-2-2-0. Totals: 39-8-12-6.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, lf, 4-0-0-0; Bryant, 2b, 4-0-2-0; Perez, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Gonzales, 1b, 4-1-1-0; Ortiz, dh, 2-1-0-0; Ray, rf, 3-0-0-0; Grimes, ss, 3-1-2-1; Streich, c, 2-0-1-0; Santana, cf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 29-3-6-2.


Wisconsin 002 040 200—8


Beloit 030 000 000—3


E—Grimes, Santana, Gonzales. DP—Wisconsin 2. LOB—Wisconsin 8, Beloit 3. 2B—Stang, Mittelstaedt, Shaw, Gonzales, Bryant. HR—Grimes. SF—Ray.


IP H R ER BB SO


Wisconsin


Nelson (W, 4-7) 7 4 3 3 2 8


Wawrzasek 1 2 0 0 0 0


Garman 1 0 0 0 1 1


Beloit


Soliman (L, 3-5) 4 1/3 7 6 5 1 3


Weller 2 4 2 2 2 1


Lobanov 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 1


Tootle 1 1 0 0 0 2



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