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Beloit Snappers ride HRs to victory

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Gazette staff
May 7, 2012
— Rory Rhodes and Tyler Grimes hit back-to-back solo home runs in the third inning Sunday to help propel the Beloit Snappers to a 5-3 victory over the visiting Kane County Cougars in Midwest League baseball.

The consecutive homers staked the Snappers to a 2-0 lead. Beloit added two runs in the seventh for a 4-0 lead, and also scored a run in the eighth. The Cougars scored twice in the eighth and a run in the ninth.


Beloit starter Jason Wheeler improved to 4-0, tossing a shutout for six innings on five hits. Wheeler walked one and notched five strikeouts.


Beloit reliever Michael Tonkin earned his first save of the season, allowing one run on two hits through 1 1/3 innings of relief.


BELOIT 5, KANE COUNTY 3

Kane County (ab-r-h-rbi)—Trapp, 2b, 4-0-1-0; Mateo, 3b, 5-0-1-0; Bonifacio, rf, 4-0-1-1; Adams, cf, 4-1-1-0; Antonio, dh, 4-0-0-0; Calixte, ss, 3-1-1-0; Moreno, 1b, 4-0-1-2; Escobar, c, 3-0-1-0; Shin, ph-c, 1-0-0-0; Davis, lf, 3-1-1-0. Totals: 35-3-8-3.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Williams, rf, 4-0-1-0; Bryant, dh, 4-1-1-0; Sano, 3b, 3-0-0-1; Rosario, 2b, 4-0-2-0; Leachman, lf, 3-0-0-0; Goncalves, cf, 3-1-1-0; Knudson, c, 3-0-0-0; Rhodes, 1b, 3-1-2-2; Grimes, ss, 3-2-2-1. Totals: 30-5-9-4.


Kane County 000 000 021—3


Beloit 002 000 21x—5


E—Trapp, Mateo, Escobar. LOB—Kane County 10, Beloit 5. 2B—Escobar, Calixte, Moreno, Davis, Williams, Rosario, Grimes. 3B—Bryant. HR—Rhodes, Grimes. SB—Trapp. SAC—Knudson.


IP H R ER BB SO


Kane County


Brooks (L, 2-4) 6 5 2 2 0 9


Culver 1 3 2 1 0 1


Yambati 1 1 1 1 2 1


IP H R ER BB SO


Snappers


Wheeler (W, 4-0) 6 5 0 0 1 4


Carter 1 2/3 1 2 2 3 3


Tonkin (S, 1) 1 1/3 2 1 1 0 3


Attendance—297.




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