Beloit 2 Peoria 1 (12 innings) - Friday
WP: Sheehan (1-0)
LP: Perez (0-1)
S: Nowlin (1)
A suicide squeeze by Trace Loehr scored the winning run in the 12th inning for Beloit on Friday night as the Snappers and Peoria Chiefs played their second extra-inning game in a row. Designated hitter Kyle Nowlin came on to pitch the bottom of the inning to secure the save and Beloit's sixth final at-bat victory of the year. Snappers position players have been called upon five times this season and have thrown five scoreless innings. The last time the Snappers played back-to-back extra-inning games was on July 31 and August 1, 2016 against Quad Cities.
Beloit and Peoria traded leadoff, solo home runs through the first nine innings. Tommy Edman started the bottom of the fourth with his second homer of the year, and Miguel Mercedes hit his team-leading seventh home run to start the seventh inning. Luis Barrera finished 3-for-4 on the night. Nate Mondou hit a double as did JaVon Shelby to lead off the 12th inning before scoring the winning run.
Dalton Sawyer sparkled for Beloit through five innings with his second start this season with eight strikeouts. He hurled a season-high 83 pitches and allowed just two hits despite the solo homer allowed. Heath Bowers followed the lefty in relief and threw 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Sam Sheehan threw 2 2/3 innings and stranded the bases loaded in the 10th inning. Beloit pitchers teamed up for 14 strikeouts.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/snappers-vs-chiefs/2017/05/19/500033?#game_state=final,game_tab=play-by-play,game=500033
Team Records: Beloit (20-20), Peoria (14-25)
Next Game: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. vs. Peoria Chiefs at Dozer Park
Probable Pitchers: Beloit RHP Mitchell Jordan (1-2, 1.60 ERA) vs. Peoria RHP Mike O'Reilly (0-1, 2.55 ERA)
The Snappers welcome the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to town for four games starting on May 22. The Brewers Class-A affiliate currently carries 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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