Nowlin leads Snappers offense to 7-6 win over Cougars

Oakland A’s prospect Kyle Nowlin homered and drove in three runs for the Beloit Snappers on Friday.

Kyle Nowlin homered and drove in three runs to lead the Beloit Snappers to a 7-6 win over the Kane County Cougars at Northwestern Medicine Field on Friday.

In addition to his solo homer in the top of the 4th inning, Nowlin singled home two runs during Beloit’s five-run frame in the 6th inning. Luke Persico added the Snappers’ final run on a solo shot in the top of the 8th inning.

Beloit Snappers leftfielder Luke Persico

The Cougars rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, with two runs scoring on a bases-loaded single by Raymel Flores.

Raymel Flores went 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Kane County Cougars on Friday.

Stephen Smith went 4-for-4 with four singles and a run scored for the Cougars. (Wondering if he shares a full name with the bloviating ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith? Well, wonder no more! The Arizona Diamondbacks prospect’s middle name is James, making him Stephen J. Smith.)

Kane County’s Stephen Smith tosses a ball during pregame warmups Friday.

Snappers LHP Zack Erwin got the win, improving to 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA through 12 starts. He gave up three runs (one earned) on nine hits and a walk, and struck out six batters in six innings.

Beloit Snappers LHP Zack Erwin

*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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