Both Wisconsin-based Midwest League teams were home Sunday, and both were involved in one-hitters.
At Pohlman Field, the visiting Quad Cities River Bandits shut out the Beloit Snappers 6-0 behind a six-inning, one-hit performance by left-handed pitcher Alex Winkelman (W, 4-1). The Houston Astros prospect struck out seven, walked one, and took a no-hitter into the 6th inning. Relievers Jose Hernandez and Zac Person each walked one and struck out one as they kept the Snappers hitless the rest of the way.
Rightfielder Johnny Sewald and second baseman Brooks Marlow each hit a solo homer for Quad Cities. Catcher Santiago Chavez’s leadoff single in the 6th inning was Beloit’s only hit.
At Fox Cities Stadium, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers used four pitchers to one-hit the visiting Cedar Rapids Kernels in their 7-1 home win.
The starting Rattlers pitcher was right-hander Freddy Peralta, who gave up one hit, one walk and one unearned run in 3.2 innings. He struck out seven and hit a batter.
Right-handed reliever Marcos Diplan (4-1) got the win after pitching four scoreless innings in which he notched six strikeouts, walked five batters and threw a wild pitch, but didn’t give up a hit. Righties Alex Farina and Scott Grist also pitched for the Timber Rattlers.
Designated hitter David Denson went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and three RBI for Wisconsin. The lone Cedar Rapids hit was a single by first baseman Zander Wiel.