Snappers rout Rattlers

By Chris Mehring / Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | August 7, 2012 7:32 PM ET

BELOIT, WI - The Beloit Snappers beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 10-4 Tuesday night at Pohlman Field. Eddie Rosario hit a homer and drove in four runs for the Snappers. Beloit scored in all but two innings as they topped Wisconsin for the third game in a row.

Beloit (61-53 overall, 22-22 second half) grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Nate Roberts doubled and JD Williams dropped a bunt single to put runners on the corners with no outs. Rosario's sacrifice fly got Roberts home. A two-out single by Kennys Vargas drove in Williams.

The Rattlers (65-48, 21-23) got a run in the top of the second inning. Greg Hopkins doubled to start the inning. An error on a sacrifice bunt by Carlos George put runners on second and third. Rafael Neda drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Wisconsin got a run when Adrian Williams hit into a 4-3 double play.

Beloit scored a run in the bottom of the second inning on a double steal as Stephen Wickens scored from third after Roberts drew a throw as he stole second base.

The Rattlers got another run in the third inning. Brandon Macias doubled and took third on a single by Cameron Garfield. Nick Ramirez singled to right to drive in Macias and make the score 4-2.

Beloit started to pull away in the third inning. Rosario hit a homer to start the frame. In the fourth, Rosario would knock in Roberts with a single. Miguel Sano followed with an RBI triple. In the fifth, Tyler Grimes drove in a run with a two-out single. Roberts followed with an RBI triple and would score on an error to make the score 9-2 in favor of the Snappers.

Wisconsin's defense held Beloit off the scoreboard in the sixth inning, but an RBI grounder by Rosario in the seventh made it 10-2. The RBI was the fourth of the night for Rosario.

Eric Semmelhack pitched the first four innings for Wisconsin and allowed six runs on ten hits. He would be charged with the loss. Maverick Lasker worked the final four innings and allowed four runs (two earned).

Chadwin Stang extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a single in the fourth inning. He picked up his second hit of the night in the ninth inning. His RBI double scored Williams. Stang would score on an odd play as Beloit reliever Corey Kimes got a strike out on a pitch in the dirt for the apparent final out of the inning. But, the routine throw to first was wild and Stang crossed the plate to account for the final run of the game.

Wisconsin had ten hits and Beloit committed three errors. But, the Timber Rattlers stranded eleven runners on base as they went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position in the game.

The Timber Rattlers return to Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium to start a series with the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Wednesday night. Jacob Barnes (4-4, 3.05) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Timber Rattlers. Cedar Rapids sends Eswarlin Jimenez (5-4, 3.94) to the mound. Game time is 7:05pm.

Wednesday is Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Night with a special Wednesday night fireworks show after the game. Plus, $1 Cher-Make hot dogs, $1 Pepsi Products, and $1 Miller Beers are available for everyone as part of 105.7 WAPL Bang for your Buck Night with soda, hot dogs, and beer available for $1.

If you can't make it to the ballpark, tune in for the broadcast on AM1280, WNAM or starting with the Miller Lite Pregame Show at 6:45pm. Wednesday's game is also available to subscribers of MiLB.TV.

Eddie Rosario (8th, 0 on in 3rd inning off Eric Semmelhack, 0 out)

WP: Tyler Jones (3-4)
LP: Eric Semmelhack (1-1)

TIME: 3:07
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