Cougars Take Game 1, Mother Nature Claims Game 2

(Justin Nuoffer)

By Garett Mansfield / Beloit Snappers | May 15, 2017 9:59 PM ET

Kane County 8 Beloit 5 - Monday, Game 1

WP: McWilliams (4-1)

LP: Jordan (1-2)

S: Mark (3)

Time: 2:08

Kane County piled up seven runs in the top of the first inning of game one, but Beloit made it a game late. Kane County led 8-1 after three innings before the Snappers brought home a pair in each the fourth and fifth innings. Beloit entered play 14-1 when scoring five runs or more with the other defeat occurring on May 5 vs. Bowling Green as the Snappers lost 7-6.

The Cougars started the game with three straight singles and a walk scored the first run of the game. Manny Jefferson, Paxton De La Garza, and Luis Basabe all connected on RBI doubles in that first frame. Those seven runs off Snappers starter Mitchell Jordan were the most Beloit has allowed in one inning this season.

Xavier Altamirano threw four brilliant innings in relief to finish the game. Altamirano shut out the Cougars and allowed just one hit while striking out five. All eight Kane County runs were charged to Mitchell Jordan as Sam McWilliams countered with six serviceable innings for the Cougars. Miguel Mercedes paced the Beloit offense with a pair of his and two RBI. 

Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/cougars-vs-snappers/2017/05/15/499261?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499261

Team Records: Kane County (20-14), Beloit (17-18)

Game 2 - Suspended

The second game of Monday's doubleheader has been suspended due to heavy rains that moved through the Stateline area in the first inning. Kane County leads 1-0 with one out and runners at the corners in the top of the first inning. Beloit and Kane County will resume this seven-inning game tomorrow, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday's regularly scheduled game will be a seven-inning game after the conclusion of the suspended game. Game two for Wednesday, May 17 (originally scheduled for April 30 at Kane County) has been cancelled and will not be made up. The two clubs will play a single nine-inning game.

All tickets for Tuesday's game will be valid for both games between Beloit and Kane County. Tickets may be purchased by following this link. Gates will open one hour prior to the first pitch of each session.

Next Game: Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. vs. Kane County Cougars at Pohlman Field, Game Two

Probable Pitchers (Game 2): Kane County RHP Mitch Aker (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Beloit RHP Brendan Butler (1-2, 1.82 ERA)

The Snappers continue the series vs. Kane County on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Snappers and Cougars will play one more doubleheader on May 17 to make up a game rained out in Geneva, IL on April 30. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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