Slam helps Snappers win
BELOIT JaDamion Williams socked a grand slam Sunday to lead the Beloit Snappers to an 8-2 Midwest League baseball victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Milwaukee Brewers low Class A affiliate.
Williams' fourth-inning bases-loaded blast off Wisconsin starter Chad Pierce gave the Snappers' a 7-1 lead. Miguel Sano hit a solo shot in the second inning to give Beloit a 1-0 lead.
David Hurlbut (5-5) led three Beloit pitchers combined to hold the Timber Rattlers to three hits. Hurlbut allowed one run on two hits, notched five strikeouts and walked one in six innings for the victory.
Beloit reliever Tim Atherton held Wisconsin hitless through two innings and closer Mason Melotakis surrendered a solo homer in the ninth.
BELOIT 8, WISCONSIN 2
Wisconsin (ab-r-h-rbi)—Macias, 3b, 4-0-1-0; George, cf, 4-0-0-0; Hopkins, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Garfield, c, 3-1-0-0; Ramirez, 1b, 4-1-1-1; McMahan, rf, 3-0-1-0; Garza, dh, 1-0-0-0; Rivera, ss, 3-0-0-0; Roenicke, lf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 28-2-3-2.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Roberts, rf, 4-1-0-0; Williams, cf, 5-2-2-4; Rosario, 2b, 5-1-1-0; Sano, 3b, 3-1-2-1; Vargas, 1b, 3-0-0-0; Leachman, dh, 4-0-2-0; Lin, lf, 4-1-1-0; Rodriguez, c, 3-2-1-0; Grimes, ss, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 34-8-9-5.
Wisconsin 000 100 001—2
Beloit 012 400 01x—8
E—Macias, Grimes. DP—Beloit. LOB—Wisconsin 4, Beloit 7. 2B—Macias. HR—Ramirez, Sano, Williams. SF—Garza.