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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:40 pm

TinCaps battered by hot-hitting Snappers

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

The TinCaps' pitching and defense failed early and often Saturday night, disappointing Parkview Field's largest crowd of the season.

Beloit jumped on Hansel Rodriguez and capitalized on four Fort Wayne errors for a 10-3 win before an announced attendance of 8,101.

The Snappers (17-17) claimed the final two games of the series after falling 10-2 in Thursday's opener.

Rodriguez pitched just two innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits in the right-hander's shortest start of the year.

Beloit led 3-0 after the first inning courtesy of Luke Persico's RBI single and Luis Barrera's two-run double. In the second, Trace Loehr hit an RBI single, Persico a two-run double and Nate Mondou a sacrifice fly.

The TinCaps (13-23) saw their best chance to get back in the game in the second. Two walks and an error loaded the bases. Fernando Tatis Jr. drew a bases-loaded walk for the only run from that threat.

G.K. Young and Webster Rivas delievered RBI groundouts in the sixth that drew Fort Wayne within 8-3.

Nick Monroe pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief of Rodriguez and gave up a solo home run to Edwin Diaz. The Snappers homered again in the eighth with a two-run blast from Collin Theroux off Blake Rogers.

The TinCaps did load the bases with one out in the ninth, but a strikeout and pop fly ended the game. They were outhit 12-7.