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Beloit withstands rally

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Gazette staff
June 16, 2011
— The Beloit Snappers survived the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ ninth-inning rally Wednesday to post a 6-5 victory in Midwest League baseball.

Beloit had a 6-1 lead after eight innings, but the Kernels scored four runs in the ninth. Snappers reliever Ben Tootle allowed one run on three straight walks and a hit batter.


Jose Gonzalez replaced Tootle, and the Kernels’ Daniel Eichelberger hit a base-clearing bases-loaded double that cut the Snappers’ lead to the final margin.


Eichelberger was out attempting to stretch his hit to a triple for the second out of the inning. The Kernels added a single, but Gonzalez notched a strikeout to end the game.


Jairo Perez hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to highlight the Snappers’ six-hit attack. Beloit starter B.J. Hermsen (5-6) allowed one run on seven hits in seven innings to earn the victory.


BELOIT 6, CEDAR RAPIDS 5

Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Witherspoon, cf, 5-0-2-0; Gomez, ss, 5-0-0-0; Alvarez, dh, 4-0-0-0; Cruz, rf, 4-0-2-0; Decker, 1b, 3-1-1-0; Nidiffer, c, 3-1-1-0; Hatton, 2b, 3-2-2-1; Campos, 3b, 3-1-0-1; Eichelberger, lf, 4-0-1-3. Totals: 34-5-9-5.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 3-1-1-0; Leer, ss, 4-1-1-0; Roberts, lf, 3-1-1-2; Gonzales, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Ortiz, dh, 2-1-0-1; Perez, 3b, 4-2-2-1; Ray, rf, 4-0-0-0; Knudson, c, 3-0-1-1; Santana, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Choi, 2b, 1-0-0-0. Totals: 30-6-6-5.


Cedar Rapids 000 010 004—5


Beloit 003 001 02x—6


E—Campos, Gomez, Perez, Choi. DP—Beloit 2. LOB—Cedar Rapids 6, Beloit 6. 2B—Witherspoon, Cruz, Eichelberger, Roberts. HR—Hatton, Perez. SF—Ortiz.


Cedar Rapids IP H R ER BB SO


Russell (L, 4-5) 6 4 4 4 1 6


Correa 1 1 0 0 0 2


Tillman 1 1 2 0 1 0


Beloit


Hermsen (W, 5-6) 7 7 1 1 0 3


Lobanov 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 2


Tootle 0 0 4 4 3 0


Gonzalez (S, 7) 2-3 2 0 0 0 1


Attendance: 643.




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