Hunter Hargrove had a career day at the plate, and fueled the Beloit Snappers (21-23) to a 10-5 win over the Burlington Bees (20-27) Saturday night.
Hargrove, who had yet to hit a home run this season, exploded for three homers, seven RBI and 14 total bases. All three of those stats were career highs for Hargrove.
Hargrove kicked it off in the fourth inning with a solo shot directly after Logan Farrar hit his fifth of the season. Those two home runs were part of a three-run fourth inning that put the Snappers up 4-3. It was also the first time since 2016 two Snappers hitters had gone back-to-back.
The Snappers never relinquished the lead, with Hargrove adding separate three-run homers in the seventh and ninth inning. He also hit his 12th double in the fifth inning, finishing the day four-for-five.
The Snappers, coming into the day second to last in the Midwest League with 18 homeruns, erupted for a season high four longballs. It was the first time three-homer game by a Snapper since Frank Jaramillo did so on August 19, 1999, and the most team home runs in a game this season.
The 10 runs scored, Hargrove's seven RBI and a team total of 25 total bases were also season-highs.
Right-hander Mitchell Jordan got the start for the Snappers, going 4.2 innings giving up three runs, eight hits while picking up four strikeouts. Ty Damron would come into the game next and earn the win in his 1.1 innings pitched of scoreless baseball.
Not to be out done by Hargrove, Trace Loehr had a big game as well, going 3-5 while extending his hitting streak to eight games. He has also hit in 10 of his last 11 games. Loehr also notched his 17th triple as a Snapper, giving him the most all-time in franchise history as he passed Brian Finley (16 triples) with his triple in the top of the third inning that set up the Snappers first run of the game.
Lazaro Armenteros finished one-for-three and drew two walks. He has hit safely in 13 of his 18 games played this season for the Snappers.
Snappers third baseman Jesus Lopez continued his hot hitting of late, going one-for-four with two RBI. He has now hit in 16 of his last 19 games, batting .300 with three home runs and 13 RBI.
Speaking of hit streaks, catcher Jordan Devencenzi extended his hit streak to 11 games. Over the 11 games, he is batting .372 with a home run and eight RBI.
The Snappers will take on Burlington in game three of this four-game series on Sunday. On the mound for the Snappers will be right-hander Jean Ruiz (0-3, 5.40). He will be opposed by right-hander Isaac Mattson (2-2, 4.41)
The Beloit Snappers are a member of the Midwest League and have been the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics since 2013. For more ticket information, contact the Snappers office at (608) 362-2272 or on our website, www.snappersbaseball.com.
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