The Beloit Snappers rallied for three runs in the late innings to overcome a two-run deficit and beat the Burlington Bees 3-2 Thursday at Pohlman Field.
The Bees struck early with a two-run homer by Natanael Delgado in the top of the 2nd inning. It was the outfielder’s first homer of the season, and it sailed over the center field wall.
The score remained 2-0 in favor of the Bees until the bottom of the 6th inning, when the Snappers began tallying runs. They plated one run in each of the 6th, 7th and 8th innings, with the last one coming on a solo home run by Yairo Munoz. It was the shortstop’s first homer of the season.
Snappers RF Robert Martinez collected three hits, including a double. He scored one of Beloit’s runs.
Bees SP Austin Robichaux made a quality start, but he didn’t get the win after the Snappers got to the Burlington bullpen. Robichaux scattered five hits, walked none and struck out two in five scoreless innings.
Kernels one-hit Timber Rattlers
Kernels pitchers held Timber Rattlers batters to a single hit as Cedar Rapids improved to 11-4 with a 3-0 win over Wisconsin on Thursday.
Kernels SP Stephen Gonsalves was dominant, giving up only one hit and one walk while striking out 11 batters in seven scoreless innings. He improved to 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts.
Max Murphy and Trey Vavra each drove in a run for Cedar Rapids. Brandon Diaz was the lone Timber Rattler to get a hit.
*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler