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Eight-run third inning lifts Beloit Snappers to victory

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Gazette staff
June 30, 2011
— An eight-run third inning carried the visiting Beloit Snappers to a 14-5 victory Wednesday over the Clinton LumberKings in Midwest League baseball.

The Snappers scored those eight runs on four singles, two doubles, a walk, a hit batsman, an RBI ground out and a fielding error for a 10-0 lead. Adam Bryant was hit in the head with a pitch and was removed from the game.


Daniel Santana led off the inning with a single and added an RBI double. Wang-Wei Lin had a two-run double and an RBI single as the Snappers sent 11 men to the plate.


Michael Gonzales had a pair of two-out, two-run homers for Beloit. Gonzales, Santana and Jairo Perez each had three hits in five at-bats to lead the Snappers’ 14-hit attack.


Snappers starter Ryan O’Rourke (2-1) allowed two runs on five hits in five innings for the victory.


BELOIT 14, CLINTON 5

Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, cf, 6-1-2-2; Bryant, 3b, 1-1-1-0; Leer, pr/3b, 2-2-1-0; Roberts, dh, 4-2-2-0; Gonzales, 1b, 5-2-3-5; Ortiz, lf, 5-0-0-1; Perez, 2b, 5-2-3-3; Ray, rf, 3-1-0-0; Knudson, c, 5-1-1-0; Santana, ss, 5-2-3-1. Totals: 41-14-16-12.


Clinton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Extrano, 3b, 5-0-0-0; Ramirez, 2b, 4-1-1-1; Wiswall, lf, 4-1-3-2; Romero, dh, 4-0-0-0; Sams, rf, 3-1-1-0; Baron, c, 4-0-0-0; Browning, 1b, 4-1-2-1; McGee, cf, 3-0-1-1; Phillips, ss, 4-1-1-0. Totals: 35-5-9-5.


Beloit 208 001 021—14


Clinton 000 200 012—5


E—Sams, Phillips. DP—Clinton 2. LOB—Beloit 5, Clinton 5. 2B—Bryant, Lin, Santana. 3B—McGee. HR—Gonzales 2, Perez. CS—Knudson, Sams.


Beloit IP H R ER BB SO


O’Rourke (W, 2-1) 5 5 2 2 1 6


Weller 3 2 1 1 0 3


Tootle 1 2 2 2 1 1


Clinton


Sena (L, 4-4) 2 2/3 9 10 6 1 3


Nava 3 1/3 4 1 1 1 4


Seco 3 3 3 3 2 4


WP—Seco. HBP—by Sena (Bryant).


Time—3:00.



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