Five-run eighth sends Snappers past Cedar Rapids
Beloit scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth in pulling away for a 7-2 win over Cedar Rapids in Midwest League baseball at Pohlman Field.
The Snappers have won nine of their last 10 games.
Clinton Dempster (3-2) picked up the win in relief, while Lance Ray had three hits and drove in two runs for the Snappers.
Beloit begins a three-game series at Western Division first-half champs Burlington Bees tonight.
BELOIT 7, CEDAR RAPIDS 2
Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Witherspoon, cf, 4-0-1-0; Gomez, dh, 4-1-3-0; Cruz, rf, 3-1-0-0; Alvarez, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Decker, 1b, 3-0-0-1; Nidiffer, c, 4-0-1-1; Harris, lf, 3-0-1-0; Hatton, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Campos, ss, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 30-2-6-2.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 4-0-2-0; Leer, ss, 5-0-1-2; Roberts, lf, 5-1-1-0; Gonzales, dh, 4-1-2-0; Santana, pr/dh, 0-1-0-0; Ortiz, rf, 4-0-0-0; Perez, 2b, 2-1-1-1; Ray, 1b, 4-1-3-2; Streich, c, 4-1-1-1; Choi, 3b, 3-1-0-0. Totals: 33-7-11-6.
Cedar Rapids 000 000 200—2
Beloit 000 101 05x—7
LOB—Ceddar Rapids 4, Beloit 8. 2B—Gomez, Gonzales, Ray, Streich. S—Alvarez. SF—Decker. SB—Santana, Roberts. CS—Harris.
WP—Nichols 2, Salcedo. HBP—by Nichols (Perez).