Snappers fall in 13 innings
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored two runs in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday to defeat the visiting Beloit Snappers, 9-8, in Midwest League baseball.
The Kernels scored three runs on a two-out base-loaded triple in the ninth to knot the game 7-7. Beloit scored a run in the 13th to take an 8-7 lead on Miguel Sano's RBI double.
The Snappers posted 15 hits to the Kernels' 11. Cedar Rapids committed four errors to the Snappers' one error.
Beloit reliever Tim Atherton (1-2) took the loss after throwing back-to-back wild pitches to let the tying run reach third. A ground ball scored the tying run and an RBI single with two outs brought in the winning run.
CEDAR RAPIDS 9, BELOIT 8 (13)
Beloit 011 010 211 000 1—8 15 1
Cedar Rapids 001 003 003 000 2—9 11 4
Wheeler, Melotakis (7), Jones (8), Rogers (9), Atherton (12) and Rodriguez; Bedrosian, Odom (6), Mutz (8), Meloris (10), Lodge (13) and Wright.
Leading hitters—Roberts (B), 2x5; Wickens (B), 2x6; Sano (B), 4x6; Vargas (B), 2x6; Lin (B), 3x5; Yarbrough (CR), 4x7; Borenstein (CR), 2x6; Wright (CR), 2x4. 2B—Roberts (B), Sano (B), 2, Leachman (B), Lin (B), Yarbrough (CR), Mitchell (CR), Borenstein (CR).
SO—Wheeler 7, Melotakis 3, Jones 3, Rogers 3, Atherton 2, Bedrosian 3, Odom 1, Melioris 2, Lodge 1. BB—Wheeler 2, Jones 3, Rogers 1, Atherton 2, Bedrosian 1, Melioris 2, Lodge 1.