Beloit Snappers can’t keep up with South Bend
Ender Inciarte had four hits, including three doubles, to lead the South Bend Silver Hawks to a 12-10 Midwest League win over the Snappers.
Beloit banged out 15 hits, including three from Daniel Ortiz, but could not overcome South Bend’s eight-run fourth inning.
Four Beloit pitchers surrendered 16 hits, while the teams combined for five errors.
Game two of the series is tonight.
SOUTH BEND 12, BELOIT 10
Beloit 100 036 000—10 15 2
South Bend 000 810 12x—12 16 3
Shibuya, Tonkin (4), Carter (5), Williams (8) and Koch; Darrah, Siemens (5), Simmons (6), Johnson (9) and Aguila.
Leading hitters—Bryant (B) 2x4, Rosario (B) 2x5, Sano (B) 2x4, Ortiz (B) 3x5, Koch (B) 2x3, Pettersen (B) 2x3, Inciarte (SB) 4x4, Helm (SB) 3x5, Montilla (SB) 2x4, Belza (SB) 2x5. 2B—Inciarte (SB) 3, Stone (SB), Helm (SB), Goncalves (B). HR—Sano (B).
SO—Shibuya (B), Tonkin (B) 2, Carter (B) 2, Williams (B) 1, Siemens (SB) 1, Simmons (SB) 3, Johnson (SB) 2. BB—Williams 1, Darrah 3, Johnson 1.
W—Simmons (1-0). L—Williams (0-1). S—Johnson (2).