Marcum pitches into fourth, but Snappers prevail
BELOIT Shaun Marcum allowed three runs on four hits in his three-plus inning rehabilitation start for the Milwaukee Brewers' low A affiliate Wisconsin Timber Rattlers as the Beloit Snappers defeated the Timber Rattlers, 13-10, in a 25-hit slugfest Wednesday in Midwest League baseball.
Marcum, a Brewers starter, went down with a sore elbow a month ago and was making his first rehabilitation start. Marcum allowed two earned runs, striking out four and walking a pair in front of 1,830 fans.
Marcum left with the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Marcum gave up a leadoff double to Eddie Rosario, who scored on Kennys Vargas's one-out single. Vargas was called out attempting to stretch his hit to a double.
Drew Leachman singled and stole second. Marcum issued two straight walks and Jacob Burns replaced Marcum.
Burns walked in a run and coaxed a fly ball to end the inning as Beloit cut the Rattlers' lead to 4-3.
The Snappers took the lead for good with a five-run rally in the eighth inning that gave Beloit a 13-9 lead. Matthew Koch socked a thee-run homer and Rosario ripped a solo shot to highlight Beloit's rally.
Beloit finished with 13 hits. Wisconsin had 12 hits.
SNAPPERS 13, WISCONSIN 10
Wisconsin (ab-r-h-rbi)—Stang, cf, 5-1-2-4; Walla, rf, 4-0-0-0; Macias, 3b, 3-1-1-0; McMahan, lf, 5-1-1-2; Ramiriez, 1b, 4-1-1-1; Hopkins, 2b, 5-1-2-0; George, dh, 4-1-0-0; Neda, c, 4-1-3-1; Williams, pr, 0-1-0-0; Garfield, c, 0-0-0-0; rivera, ss, 4-2-2-2. Totals: 38-10-12-10.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Roberts, rf, 6-1-1-0; Williams, cf, 5-1-1-2; Rosario, 2b, 5-2-2-1; Sano, 3b, 4-3-2-0; Vargas, 1b, 5-0-2-1; Leachman, lf, 3-3-2-0; Wickens, dh, 2-1-2-2; Koch, c, 3-1-1-3; Grimes, ss, 3-1-0-1. Totals: 36-13-13-10.
Wisconsin 004 003 021—10
Beloit 010 212 25x—13
E—Rivera, McMahan, Walla. LOB—WI 6, BEL 9. 2B—Hopkins, Stang, Rosario. HR—Stang, McMahan, Rivera, Ramirez, Williams, Rosario, Koch. S—Wickens. SB—Walla, Leachman, Roberts. CS—Grimes.