Snappers fall to Kane County again in extra innings

Staff Report

For the second time in two nights, the Kane County Cougars and Beloit Snappers needed extra innings to decide the game. This time Beloit lost to the Cougars by a score of 5-3.

The Snappers got on the board first with the help of a double to center field by Yairo Munoz that brought in Max Kuhn in the third inning to make the score 1-0.

In the fifth inning, Beloit extended their lead to 3-0 when Munoz and Joe Bennie both singled to bring in runs.

The Cougars began to crawl back, making the score 3-2, by scoring a run in the sixth and seventh innings on a pair of sacrifice flies. They completed the comeback by scoring a run in the ninth when Ryan Gebhart singled on a line drive to right field that scored Joe Munoz, tying the game at 3-3.

Beloit couldn’t get anything going in the bottom of the ninth and for the second time in just as many nights, the game was decided in the 10th inning.

In the top of the frame, Beloit’s catcher, Jose Chavez attempted to throw out a runner at third base which resulted in an error and allowed Kane County to score twice, making the game 5-3. Unfortunately, the Snappers were unable to get anything going in the bottom of the 10th.

In fact, Beloit couldn’t get anything going ever since the fifth inning as the Cougars’ pitching staff ended the game by retiring the last 16 batters for the Snappers.

Rob Huber suffers the blown save, as well as the loss, going two innings and allowing three hits, two runs and striking out three Cougars.

The Snappers are 16-24 on the season. They play the Kane County Cougars again tomorrow night at Pohlman Field in Beloit at 6:30 p.m.

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