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Beloit Snappers sweep, move into tie for lead

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Gazette staff
May 15, 2012
— The Beloit Snappers moved into a first-place tie with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in the Western Division after pounding the visiting Clinton Lumber-Kings with 11 hits en route to a 5-2 victory and a series sweep Monday in Midwest League baseball.

Beloit and Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers’ low A affiliate, are each 23-15.


The Snappers rallied for four runs on a pair of singles and two doubles in the second inning to erase the Lumber-Kings’ 2-0 lead. Wang-Wei Lin ripped a two-out RBI double to highlight the rally.


Beloit starter Steven Gruver (3-3) allowed two runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings for the victory. Closer Clint Dempster pitched a hitless ninth to notch his third save.


SNAPPERS 5, CLINTON 2

Clinton (ab-r-h-rbi)—Austin, cf, 4-0-1-0; Phillips, ss, 4-0-0-0; Baron, c, 4-1-1-0; Paolini, dh, 4-1-1-0; blash, rf, 3-0-0-0; Pimental, lf, 4-0-1-2; De Jesus, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Brito, 3b, 4-0-1-0; Hazlett, 2b, 3-0-2-0. Totals: 33-2-7-2.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lin, rf, 4-1-2-1; Williams, lf, 4-0-1-1; Sano. 3b, 3-0-1-0; Rosario, 2b, 4-1-1-1; Bryant, 1b, 4-1-2-0; Goncalves, cf, 4-1-2-0; Rodriguez, dh, 3-0-0-1; Knudson, c, 4-0-1-1; Pettersen, ss, 3-1-1-0. Totals: 33-5-11-5.


Clinton 200 000 000—2


Beloit 040 000 01x—5


DP—CL 2. LOB—CL 6, BEL 6. 2B—Hazlett 2, Pettersen, Lin. 3B—Goncalves. HR—Rosario. SB—Austin.


Clinton IP H R ER BB SO


Landazuri (L, 3-2) 3 7 4 4 0 4


Griffin 4 2 0 0 1 3


Kohlscheen 1 2 1 1 1 1


Beloit IP H R ER BB SO


Gruver (W, 3-3) 6.1 6 2 2 1 4


Carter 1.2 1 0 0 0 2


Dempster (S,3) 1 0 0 0 0 1


WP—Landazuri. HBP—by Gruver (De Jesus).


Time—2:18. Attendance—403.



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