Snappers strand too many

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Josh Flickinger/Beloit Daily News Michael Woodworth (2) gets caught in a rundown during Sunday's game at Polhman Field.

BELOIT - There was traffic aplenty on the basepaths at Pohlman Field Sunday.

Unfortunately for the Beloit Snappers, the Burlington Bees found their way home more often.

The Bees defeated the Snappers 10-7 for their second victory in as many days over Beloit.

The Snappers were out-hit 16-12 by Burlington, but the most significant difference between the two teams was the performance with runners in scoring position.

The Bees finished 6-for-12 in that department, while Beloit struggled to a 2-for-2 mark and left 11 men on base.

"I like all those baserunners," Snappers manager Lloyd Turner said. "That's how big innings can break out. Some nights we are able to capitalize and string a couple of hits together and score some runs. Today, we just weren't able to cash them in."

Bryce Nightengale got the start for the Snappers and allowed one run over the course of two innings.

Nightengale was then greeted by a cake in the home clubhouse following the game, honoring both himself and pitcher Jhenderson Hurtado. Both players will soon be fathers to baby boys.

"I kind of stole this idea from the manager in Kane County, who was a buddy of mine," Turner said. "He would have cupcakes for guys' birthdays. I didn't want to do it necessarily on an individual basis all the time, but once in a while, for a special occasion, I wanted to recognize that.

"These guys are away from home, and anytime they get a taste of family, unless they get a visit from them during the season, that's a good thing. Everybody is here to chase their dream and play baseball, and we want to make it a great environment for them to do that."

The Snappers led 5-3 after four innings but reliever Joe DeMers was tagged for 12 hits and seven runs in 5 1-3 innings of work to fall to 4-4 on the season.

"There wasn't a ton of hard contact, I didn't think," Turner said. "He left some balls up in the zone, and when you do that, anything can happen. They put the ball in play and good things happened for them."

Nick Osborne, Joseph Pena, John Jones and Michael Woodworth each had two hits to lead the Snappers' offensive attack.

Every player in Burlington's starting lineup recorded at least one hit, with five of the nine players finishing with multiple hits.

• NOTES: In Saturday's game, the Snappers fell 6-5. Beloit trailed 6-3 heading into the eighth when Devin Foyle tripled home a run and Osborne followed with a sacrifice fly to bring the Snappers within a run. They couldn't cash in any further, however and dropped the contest to open the homestand.

Aiden McIntyre started for Beloit and took the loss to drop to 3-9 on the season. McIntyre allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 2-3 innings of work. Max Schuemann was the only Snappers to record multiple hits in the game, finishing with two.

Sunday's boxscore

burlington 10, beloit 7

Burlington Beloit

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Soto 2b 5 0 2 1 Pena 2b 5 1 2 1

Adams cf 5 1 1 0 Schuemn ss 5 0 0 1

Rondon ss 5 1 1 0 Foyle cf 4 1 1 0

Del Val dh 5 0 1 2 Osborne rf 4 1 2 0

Williams lf 5 4 3 1 Weber dh 3 0 0 0

Jones 1b 4 1 2 1 Ward 1b 4 0 1 1

Wenson c 5 1 1 1 Madden lf 5 1 2 0

Rubalcb 3b 4 1 3 3 Jones c 3 2 2 2

Vega rf 5 1 2 1 Wodwrth 3b 4 1 2 0

Totals 43 10 16 10 Totals 37 7 12 5

Burlington 010 222 102 - 10

Beloit 110 300 002 - 7

E-Rubalaca, Schuemann DP-Beloit 1 LOB-Beloit 11, Burlington. 2B-Williams 2, Rubalcaba, Rondon, Dell Valle, Vega, Pena, Foyle, Madden.HR-Williams (6), Wenson (11). SB-Jones 2, Vega, Soto, Williams, Foyle. CS: Schuemann



Duensing .2 0 1 1 3 2

Robinson 1.1 1 1 0 1 1

Rogalla (W, 1-1) 4 7 3 3 1 5

Ramirez 2 1 0 0 2 3

Veliz 1 3 2 2 0 2


Nightengale 2 3 1 1 0 3

DeMers (L, 4-4) 5.1 12 7 7 1 3

Cerny 1.1 1 2 0 1 2

Withers .1 0 0 0 0 0

T-3:19. A-3,501

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