Quad Cities 8 Beloit 5 - Monday
WP: LaRue (12-4)
LP: Erwin (5-3)
Beloit has dropped their fourth straight game after the River Bandits used a four-run inning to fuel the victory. Quad Cities have piled on 22 runs on 38 hits in the opening three games of this series while Beloit drop back to a .500 record for the first time since July 28.
The Snappers got scoring underway early as Kyle Nowlin hit a two-RBI single in the first inning, but Quad Cities quickly erased that advantage by sending 10 batters to the plate during a four-run second inning. The Bandits would add onto the lead in the third inning, ending Zack Erwin's night after the Snappers southpaw gave up a season-high five earned runs through just three innings.
It took until the eighth inning for Beloit to score again when Mike Martin came through with a one-out, two-RBI single. The Snappers then added some respectability to the scoreboard with a run in the ninth. In all, six Snappers hitters had at least two knocks in the contest as Eric Marinez reached base four times thanks to two hits and a pair of walks.
Martin got things underway with a single for the second consecutive game, while Nowlin's 23 runs batted in since July 10 are tied for the most in the Midwest League during that span. Edwin Diaz has now reached base in every game he's played since returning to Beloit on August 2, racking up six hits and seven RBIs.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-river-bandits/2017/08/07/500141#game_state=final,game_tab=boxscore,game=500141
Team Records: Beloit (56-56), Quad Cities (66-46)
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. vs. Quad Cities River Bandits at Modern Woodmen Park
Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Seth Martinez (4-5, 3.28) vs. Quad Cities RHP Cristian Javier (0-0, 4.15)
The Snappers return home for eight games on Thursday, August 10 against the Clinton LumberKings and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Homestand highlights include fireworks on Saturday, August 12 and a Renato Nunez bobblehead giveaway on Sunday, August 13. Tickets for these events at Pohlman Field and all individual game tickets can be found here.
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