Snappers Lose Close Game - – Rockford’s News Leader

Snappers Lose Close Game


Patrick Kivlehan's walk-off double drove in the winning run
for the Clinton LumberKings in the bottom of the tenth as they thwarted the
Beloit Snappers 6-5 in Midwest League action at Ashford University Field on
Wednesday night.
The loss drops the Snappers to 21-17. Clinton improves to 19-19 and, with a
victory on Thursday, can take the series.

A one out double by Guillermo Pimentel off reliever Chris Lamb (1-1) put the
winning run on base in the tenth and up next was Kivlehan, who, for the
LumberKings, picked the right time for his first hit of the night. The
winning pitcher was Oliver Garcia (3-1), who hurled a perfect top of the

Clinton went up 1-0 in the first inning when a run came across on a double
play and then tacked on four more in the second, beginning with a  Brock
Hebert (2-4, 2 RBI, run) two-run double. Another two-bagger from Dario
Pizzano scored Hebert and an RBI single by Tim Lopes accounted for the
inning's final run and a 5-0 lead.

Beloit started to climb back into the game in the fifth, tallying two runs
on a Chad Lewis (2-4, HR, 2 RBI, run) homer, his first in 2013. They closed
to within 5-3 thanks to a Daniel Robertson single in the sixth.
Unfortunately, the Snappers missed a golden chance to tie or take the lead
in that inning when, with the bases loaded and nobody out, starter Dylan
Unsworth struck out three batters in a row to get out of trouble.

With new pitcher David Holman on in the eighth, Beloit continued to close
the gap. Bruce Maxwell made the score 5-4 in that inning with a sacrifice
fly. In the ninth, John Wooten doubled and, two batters later, with his team
down to it's final out, Christopher Bostick tied the game with another

The fourth and final game of this series will see a match-up between
Beloit's RHP Michael Ynoa (0-0, 1.23) and Clinton's RHP Matt Anderson (1-3,
6.44 ERA). The first pitch time is 6:30pm.

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