Clinton 4 Beloit 3 (11 innings) - Thursday
WP: Medina (2-0)
LP: Zambrano (0-2)
For the second time this season, the Beloit Snappers were swept over three games in Clinton. The Snappers have only been swept two times this season, both times at Ashford University Field. The winning hit by Dimas Ojeda is the fifth walk-off hit against the Snappers this year as Beloit drops to 4-4 in extra-inning games. The loss is the 35th of the First Half for the Snappers with three to play, ensuring a losing record for the ninth consecutive half-season of Midwest League play.
Trace Loehr drove home the first run of the game with a two-out single in the third. After a three-run fifth by the LumberKings, he pulled the Snappers within one run on an RBI groundout. The LumberKings built their 3-1 lead with a two-run, two-out double by Yojhan Quevedo to break a 1-1 tie. Miguel Mercedes tied the game in the eighth with an RBI single to even the game at 3-3.
Luis Barrera returned to the starting lineup and logged his team-high 19th multi-hit game by going 2-for-4 with his 10th double of the year. He also walked once and scored two of the Snappers three runs. Mercedes finished 1-for-4 to push his hitting streak to six games. Midwest League All-Star Luke Persico left the game due to injury in the fifth inning attempting to field a ball hit by Nick Thurman that resulted in an inside-the-park home run. There is no update on his status at this time.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-lumberkings/2017/06/15/499557?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499557
Team Records: Clinton (30-34), Beloit (31-35)
Next Game: Friday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Quad Cities River Bandits at Pohlman Field
Probable Pitchers: Quad Cities TBA vs. RHP Mitchell Jordan (1-6, 5.04 ERA)
The Snappers will hand out rally towels on June 16 and this season's first bobblehead of Bruce Maxwell will our giveaway on Father's Day, June 18 during the final games of the First Half. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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