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Beloit Snappers edge Kernels

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Gazette staff
May 3, 2012
— Rory Rhodes smacked a solo home run in the eighth inning Wednesday to propel the visiting Beloit Snappers to a 6-5 victory over the Cedar Rapids Kernels in Midwest League baseball.

The Kernels tied the game 5-5 with two runs in the seventh. Rhodes led off the eighth and hit his winning shot over the centerfield fence.


Beloit reliever Corey Williams pitched hitless ball through the final two innings to earn his fourth save. Ryan O’Rourke (1-1) got the victory, allowing two runs on two hits in two innings, coming on in relief of starter Matthew Summers in the sixth.


The Snappers collected 11 hits, including Miguel Sano’s 3-for-5, two RBI performance. Teammate Adam Bryant knocked in two runs on two hits.


BELOIT 6, CEDAR RAPIDS 5

Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, rf, 4-2-2-0; Williams, lf, 5-0-0-0; Sano, 3b, 5-2-3-2; Rosario, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Grimes, ss, 1-0-0-0; Bryant, dh, 5-0-2-2; Goncalves, cf, 4-0-0-0; Rhodes, 1b, 4-1-2-1; Koch, c, 3-0-1-0; Pettersen, ss-2b, 4-1-1-0. Totals: 39-6-11-5.


Cedar Rapids (ab-r-h-rbi)—Mosequit, 2b, 4-0-0-0; Jones, lf, 4-0-2-1; Cowart, 3b, 4-0-0-0; Hall, 1b, 4-1-1-0; Mitchell, dh, 4-0-0-0; Clarke, cf, 4-1-1-1; Workman, rf, 4-1-2-0; Baker, c, 2-1-0-0; Hairgrove, pr, 0-0-0-0; Soto, ss, 2-1-2-2. Totals: 32-5-8-4.


Beloit 200 030 010—6


Cedar Rapids 020 100 200—5


E—Rosario, Summers, Sano, Soto, Cowart. DP—Beloit 2. LOB—Beloit 8, Cedar Rapids 6. 2B—Sano, Bryant, Workman, Hall, Soto. HR—Rhodes. Sac—Moesquit.


Beloit IP H R ER BB SO


Summers 5 6 3 1 3 2


O’Rourke (W, 1-1) 2 2 2 1 0 2


Williams (S, 4) 2 0 0 0 1 2


Cedar Rapids


Wood 4 2-3 6 5 4 1 6


Johnson 2 1-3 2 0 0 1 3


Giardina (L, 1-2) 2 3 1 1 0 1




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