Wisconsin 4 Beloit 3 - Thursday
WP: Webb (6-7)
LP: Jordan (2-10)
S: Williams (1)
The Snappers exchanged two runs in the first inning with the Timber Rattlers, but Wisconsin had one more single-run frames to slip by Beloit 4-3 on Thursday night. With a win by the Peoria Chiefs over the Quad Cities River Bandits, the Chiefs clinched the Western Division second half wild card and officially eliminated the Snappers from contention.
Shortly after the Snappers tied the game 3-3, Demi Orimoloye jolted a leadoff double in the sixth and moved up to third on a sacrifice bunt. Ronnie Gideon brought in Orimoloye with the go-ahead and eventual game-winning RBI single to center field against Beloit reliever Mitchell Jordan for the only earned run of the game scored by Wisconsin.
Snappers starter Kyle Twomey did not allow an earned run in his final start of the 2017 season. Wisconsin scored their first three runs not to Twomey's credit due to a first inning error by Miguel Mercedes with one out and a passed ball by his catcher Jason Goldstein in the second inning. Twomey completed his season with a no-decision after five innings, five strikeouts, and no walks allowed. Twomey and Jordan combined for 10 strikeouts
Brewers catcher Jett Bandy joined the Timber Rattlers on a rehab assignment and slugged an RBI double as part of Wisconsin's two-run first while serving as the designated hitter. Andrew Susac caught for the second straight night on Major League rehab and went 2-for-4 and scored in the first on a sacrifice fly by Dallas Carroll. Beloit outfielder Luke Persico slugged his 25th double of the season in the first inning and brought in the first run of the game with his 63rd RBI. Edwin Diaz finished the night 2-for-3 with a walk that led to him scoring the tying run in the fifth inning.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-timber-rattlers/2017/08/31/500362#game_state=final,game_tab=boxscore,game=500362
Team Records: Wisconsin (57-77), Beloit (62-72)
Next Game: Friday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Neuroscience Group Field
Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Xavier Altamirano (7-6, 3.71 ERA) vs. Wisconsin RHP Victor Diaz (2-5, 5.66 ERA)
The Snappers close out the regular season over Labor Day weekend with three games against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Saturday, September 2 is Fan Appreciation Night with the final fireworks show of the year along with the green alternate jersey auction. Sunday and Monday's games begin at 2 p.m. with closeout food and beverage specials. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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