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Ray leads Beloit Snappers’ victory

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Gazette staff
June 27, 2011
— Lance Ray’s three hits Sunday led the Beloit Snappers’ 11-hit attack to an 8-5 victory and series sweep of the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Midwest League baseball.

Ray went 3-for-3 and added a pair of RBIs. Ray is hitting .343 for the month and .265 for the year.


The Snappers’ No. 4 through No. 7 hitters, Michael Gonzales, Jairo Perez, Ray and Tyler Grimes, went 9-for-14 collectively, including two doubles and four RBIs. Tobias Streich hit a solo homer in the seventh.


Snappers starter Pat Dean (2-0) settled down after giving up a two-run home run in the first inning. Dean blanked the Kernels on four hits through the next five innings.


Blayne Weller allowed three runs on three hits in the ninth, but Clinton Dempster came on to get the last out for his fifth save.


BELOIT 8, CEDAR RAPIDS 5

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


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Santana, cf-ss, 4-0-0-0; Bryant, 2b, 5-1-0-0; Roberts, lf, 2-2-1-1; Gonzales, dh, 5-1-2-0; Perez, 3b, 4-1-2-1; Ray, rf, 3-1-3-2; Grimes, ss, 2-1-2-1; Lin, cf, 1-0-0-0; Streich, c, 3-1-1-1; Leer, 1b, 4-0-0-1. Totals: 33-8-11-7.


Cedar Rapids 200 000 003—5


Beloit 200 122 10x—8


E—Gomez, Lugo 2, Bass, Roberts, Perez. DP—Cedar Rapids. LOB—Cedar Rapids 8, Beloit 9. 2B—Cruz, Roberts. HR—Cruz, Streich. SF—Harris. SAC—Streich.


IP H R ER BB SO


Cedar Rapids


Jang (L, 0-1) 4 7 5 1 2 4


Correa 2 3 2 2 0 1


Fowler 2 1 1 1 1 0


Beloit


Dean (W, 2-0) 6 6 2 2 1 3


Tootle 2 0 0 0 1 0


Weller 2/3 3 3 3 2 1


Dempster (S, 5) 1/3 0 0 0 0 0



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