Losing Streak Snapped by Erwin's Scoreless Start, Nowlin's 2 RBIs

Zack Erwin racked up a career-best 8 strikeouts over 6 scoreless innings on Monday, July 10 vs. Kane County Cougars. (Andrew Carlson)

By Garett Mansfield / Beloit Snappers | July 10, 2017 4:00 PM ET

Beloit 3 Kane County 1 - Monday

WP: Erwin (2-2)

LP: Atkinson (2-5)

S: Alejo (2)

Time: 2:39

Attn: 822

Zack Erwin delivered a quality start on Monday and Kyle Nowlin gave him all the run support he required in the Snappers 3-1 win over the Kane County Cougars. Beloit halted a season-long six-game losing streak and avoided being swept at home in a four-game series for the first time since the 2011 season.

Nowlin plated the first run of the game on a single in the first inning. Mike Martin was the runner who reached third base after a walk, error, and wild pitch. Luke Persico positioned himself in scoring position for Nowlin in the sixth with a leadoff single and stolen base followed by the RBI double by the Snappers designated hitter. Eric Marinez singled home Nowlin with two outs in the inning and give the Snappers an extra run. Martin, Nowlin, and Marinez all had three hits.

Erwin hurled six scoreless frames with a career-best eight strikeouts in his longest scoreless outing of the year. At one point, Erwin retired seven straight batters and walked only one Cougars hitter. John Gorman relieved Erwin and retired his first seven batters before a ninth inning single by Mark Karaviotis, the first baserunner to get aboard on Gorman in four outings with the Snappers. The Cougars spoiled the shutout on a two-out single in the ninth by Luis Silverio scoring Karaviotis against Yordys Alejo. Kane County starter Ryan Atkinson struck out nine Snappers in a losing effort.

Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/cougars-vs-snappers/2017/07/10/499285?#game_state=final,game_tab=boxscore,game=499285

Team Records: Beloit (41-47), Kane County (49-37)

Next Game: Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. vs. Lansing Lugnuts at Cooley Law Stadium

Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Miguel Romero (0-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. Lansing TBA

The Snappers welcome the West Michigan Whitecaps and South Bend Cubs to Beloit during their next homestand from July 19-23. Promotions include Christmas in July, Saturday Fireworks, and the Chris Bosio bobblehead giveaway. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here

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