By Garett Mansfield / Beloit Snappers | April 19, 2017 8:08 PM ET
Kane County 1 Beloit 0 (17 innings) - Wednesday
WP: Smith (1-0)
LP: Nowlin (0-1)
Time: 3:56 (2:40 delay)
The Snappers and Kane County Cougars played 16 scoreless innings on Wednesday before the Cougars won 1-0 for their second extra-inning, walk-off win of the series. The game's only run was scored with two outs on an error by Beloit outfielder Cole Gruber as a ball batted by Jason Morozowski went through the legs of Gruber to allow Ramon Hernandez to fly home.
A total of four position players emerged on the pitching rubber at the end of the game. Gruber spun a pair of scoreless innings as the first position player to pitch for Beloit since Jean Carlo Rodriguez did on July 22, 2016. Nowlin took the mound for Beloit in the 17th inning and shouldered the losing decision. Kane County Infielder Paxton De La Garza and infielder Kyle Smith each pitched two scoreless innings as Smith eventually picked up the winning decision.
The game began as scheduled at 11:00 a.m. CDT before a two-hour rain delay and picked back up near the two o'clock hour. Wednesday's game was the second of the series with Kane County that required extra innings. Monday's contest was scoreless after 10 innings. The 17-inning affair is the Midwest League's longest game this season in terms of innings played. It is the longest game the Snappers have played since they defeated Wisconsin in 17 innings on June 10, 2014.
Next Game: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. vs. Burlington Bees at Pohlman Field
Probable Pitchers: Burlington RHP Jesus Castillo (0-1, 5.00 ERA) vs. LHP Ty Damron (0-1, 2.31 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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