Kane County 11 Beloit 3 - Tuesday (Suspended Game from Monday)
WP: Mason (2-2)
LP: Martinez (0-1)
Beloit and Kane County started Tuesday's action by completing their game that was suspended from the night before. The Cougars were aided by pair home runs hit by Paxton De La Garza and a three-run homer by Marcus Wilson. De La Garza smashed the go-ahead blast in the second inning as Wilson's three-run homer gave Kane County a comfortable 8-3 lead. De La Garza padded that lead with his second home run of the game in the seventh. The eight-run loss matches the most lopsided loss of the season after losing by eight to Fort Wayne last Thursday.
After scoring one run in the first inning on Monday night, Kane County scored twice more on Tuesday to complete a three-run first frame. Beloit answered with three of their own starting when Kyle Nowlin knocked in Nate Mondou first, who legged out a two-out double. JaVon Shelby tied the game 3-3 with a two-run single up the middle of the diamond.
Seth Martinez made his Snappers debut on the mound as the game was restarted on Tuesday afternoon. He was responsible for just two runs scored by the Cougars while he walked and struck out three in just over three innings of work. Jesus Zambrano began the game on Monday night and got one out, but he was removed due to the game after rain halted the contest. Nowlin and Shelby each finished with two hits for Beloit in the first game.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/cougars-vs-snappers/2017/05/15/499813?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499813
Beloit 8 Kane County 2 - Tuesday (Game 2)
WP: Bowers (3-0)
LP: Aker (0-1)
Beloit snapped back in the nightcap on Tuesday at Pohlman Field with the help of a six-run third inning. Kane County took an early 2-0 lead and have scored first in all three games of the series before the Snappers tied the game in bottom of the second inning.
Nate Mondou gave the Snappers their first lead of the series on an RBI double off the base of the right-center field wall in the third inning. The Snappers went on to load the bases during that inning as the next four runs came home without a ball being hit into play. Mondou came around to hit a second time that inning and beat out an infield single for Beloit to score their sixth run of the inning. Jason Goldstein knotted the game at two runs apiece with a two-run double in the second.
Brendan Butler tossed four and two-thirds innings without allowing an earned run to go with seven strikeouts. Heath Bowers completed the game on the mound by pitching two and one-third scoreless frames. Bowers has recorded three wins in his last four outings and combined on 10 strikeouts with Butler in game two.
Mondou ended the second game of the day 3-for-4 at the plate for a two-game total of 4-for-7. JaVon Shelby also had four hits on Tuesday going a combined 4-for-7 with a pair of RBI. Paxton De La Garza pushed Kane County's two runs across on a double over the head of Snappers right fielder Shelby in the second inning. De La Garza finished the day with five RBI and three extra-base hits.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/cougars-vs-snappers/2017/05/16/499262?#game_state=final,game_tab=box,game=499262
Team Records: Beloit (18-19), Kane County (21-15)
Next Game: Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. vs. Kane County Cougars at Pohlman Field
Probable Pitchers: Kane County RHP Curtis Taylor (0-2, 3.00 ERA) vs. Beloit RHP Dakota Chalmers (1-2, 5.85 ERA)
The Snappers wrap up their series with Kane County on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and play one nine-inning game. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers come to town for four games starting on May 22 and currently carry Beloit native Cameron Roegner on their roster. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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