Kane County 2 Beloit 1 (11 Innings) - Monday
WP: Mason (1-1)
LP: Altamirano (0-1)
After 10 scoreless innings between Beloit and Kane County, the Cougars doubled up the Snappers in the 11th inning to win 2-1 in Geneva on Monday. The loss to the first-place Cougars was the Snappers first extra-inning game of the season and is the fifth straight road defeat for Beloit. Snappers pitchers Michael Murray, Dakota Chalmers, and Xavier Altamirano teamed up for 16 strikeouts in the series opener.
Edwin Diaz doubled with one out in the 11th inning, advanced to third on a passed ball, and Nate Mondou brought him home with a sacrifice fly for the first run of the night. Kane County's Luis Silverio and Marcus Wilson coupled together doubles off Altamirano in their portion of the 11th frame to score the Cougars' first run. Beloit signaled to the bullpen for Andrew Tomasovich after intentionally walking Jason Morozowski to set up the double play and send the game to the 12th, but Jasrado Chisolm delivered the game-winning hit for the Cougars.
Dakota Chalmers struck out a career-best 10 Cougars over 4.0 innings in a piggy-back relief effort for Beloit. He is the first Athletics prospect to reach double digit strikeouts in a game for the Snappers and the first Snappers pitcher since Tyler Jones on August 17, 2012 to fan 10 or more in a game. Oakland's No. 14 prospect, according to MLB.com, retired the first six hitters he faced, allowed a base hit, and then sat down his final six batters.
Beloit's pitching staff ran their scoreless streak up to 23 innings before Kane County tied the game 1-1 in the 11th inning. All four Snappers pitchers did not walk a batter on Monday for the second game in a row. Snappers pitchers have not issued a free pass since the first inning on Friday to equal 28.1 innings. Beloit pitchers have racked up at least 10 strikeouts in five straight games equaling 62 punch outs over the last 45.1 innings of work.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-cougars/2017/04/17/499808?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499808
Team Records: Kane County (8-3), Beloit (4-7)
Next Game: Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. vs. Kane County Cougars at Northwestern Medicine Field
Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Brandon Bailey (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs. Kane County RHP Emilio Vargas (1-0, 5.40 ERA)
The Snappers begin a seven-game homestand against the Burlington Bees and Clinton LumberKings beginning next Thursday, April 20. That stretch of games will feature the Snappers first Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday games of the season with their daily specials. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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