Clinton 4 Beloit 2 - Wednesday
WP: Garcia (1-1)
LP: Chalmers (0-1)
S: Dugger (1)
The Beloit Snappers have not won a game in Clinton, Iowa since June 10, 2016. Due to Wednesday's 4-2 loss, That is a streak that will stretch at least one calendar year until the next time the Snappers visit Ashford University Field on June 13. All three games in this most recent series were decided by two runs. The Snappers collared a 1-4 record on their first road trip of the 2017 season and return home losing their last four games.
Beloit's best scoring opportunity came in the seventh inning down 4-0. They loaded the bases with nobody out. Luis Barrera singled followed by Kyle Nowlin's second hit of the evening, and JaVon Shelby was then hit by a pitch. Collin Theroux grounded into a 6-4-3 double play and Trace Loehr stuck out to hush the Snappers brief scoring threat.
Barrera finished 1-for-4 and had at least one hit in all five games during the road trip going a combined 8-19 in Cedar Rapids and Clinton. Nowlin went 2-4 for his first multi-hit game of the year. Miguel Mercedes led off the ninth with a double to give the Snappers at least one extra-base hit in their last six games. He scored on a wild pitch to bring the final score to 4-2 in favor of Clinton.
Clinton added their first three runs off Beloit starter Dakota Chalmers, who only lasted two innings. The top of the order had a single-walk-single-single sequence to bring home a pair in the first. Chalmers walked three consecutive hitters in the second as a Theroux past ball brought home the LumberKings' third run of the game.
Xavier Altamirano tossed two shutout innings without allowing a hit to push his scoreless streak to 5.1 innings to begin the new season. Michael Murray hurled the final four innings for Beloit.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-lumberkings/2017/04/12/499527?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499527
Team Records: Clinton (3-4), Beloit (2-5)
Next Game: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. vs. Peoria at Pohlman Field
Probable Pitchers: Peoria RHP Ronnie Williams (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. Beloit RHP Matt Milburn (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
The Snappers return home for three games against the Peoria Chiefs beginning Thursday for a Thirsty Thursday that will feature $2 12-ounce draft beers through the fifth inning. Friday will be a 'More For Your Money' Friday and Saturday will be the first weekend game of the year beginning at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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