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Timber Rattlers outslug Beloit Snappers

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Gazette staff
June 5, 2012
— The Beloit Snappers lost a 9-8 slugfest Monday to the Milwaukee Brewers low A affiliate, the visiting Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, to fall two games behind Wisconsin for the Western Division lead in Midwest League baseball.

Beloit held a 5-1 lead after two innings, but the Timber Rattlers tied the game 5-5 on Nick Ramerez’s grand slam in the third inning.


Beloit answered with a run in the third, but Wisconsin scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 9-6 lead. Beloit added a run in the sixth and ninth innings for the final outcome.


Miguel Sano produced an RBI double in the ninth, but Rattlers’ reliever Seth Harvey got Matthew Koch on strikes with Snappers on first and second to end the game.


Wisconsin pounded out 13 hits to Beloit’s 11. Sano hit a three-run homer, his 14th, in the first inning and Koch hit a solo blast in the third with two out.


Beloit starter Tim Shibuya (2-4) allowed seven earned runs on six hits in the first 3 2-3 innings to take the loss.


WISCONSIN 9, BELOIT 8

Wisconsin (ab-r-h-rbi)—Macias, 3b, 5-1-2-1; Walla, rf, 4-2-2-1; Rogers, lf, 4-1-2-0; Dishon, lf, 0-0-0-0; Ramirez, 1b, 5-1-2-5; Hopkins, dh, 5-0-0-0; Garfield, c, 4-1-2-0; Rivera, ss, 4-1-1-0; George, 2b, 4-0-1-2; Stang, cf, 3-2-1-0. Totals: 38-9-13-9.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, lf, 4-0-1-1; Pettersen, 2b, 3-1-0-0; Rosario, cf, 4-1-2-1; Sano, 3b, 5-2-2-3; Leachman, 1b, 5-0-2-1; Goncalves, rf, 3-0-0-0; Koch, dh, 5-1-1-1; Rodriguez, c, 2-2-1-0; Roberts, ph, 1-0-0-0; Knudson, c, 0-0-0-0; Grimes, ss, 3-1-2-1. Totals: 35-8-11-8.


Wisconsin 104 220 000—9


Beloit 321 001 001—8


E—Walla, Goncalves. DP—Wisconsin, Beloit. LOB—Wisconsin 5, Beloit 8. 2B—Ramirez, George, Rogers, Macias, Rodriguez, Grimes, Sano. 3B—Macias. HR—Ramirez, Sano, Koch. SAC—Pettersen. SF—Rosario.


IP H R ER BB SO


Wisconsin


Thompson 4 6 6 6 2 6


Williams (W, 3-4) 4 3 1 1 2 6


Harvey (S, 13) 1 2 1 1 1 2


Beloit


Shibuya (L, 2-4) 3 2-3 6 7 7 3 3


O’Rourke 2 1-3 6 2 2 0 3


Hurlbut 2 1 0 0 0 4


Williams 1 0 0 0 0 0



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