Max Kuhn's 29th double leads to Snappers walk-off
Max Kuhn has spent much of his summer belting doubles.
The Beloit Snappers first baseman was ranked fifth in the Midwest League with 28 two-bag hits entering Monday's home game against Kane County. He added another key one to his total.
Kuhn rapped a one-out double in the bottom of the 10th inning and scored the winning run on Argenis Raga's walk-off single, and the Snappers beat the Cougars 3-2 in a series opener at Pohlman Field.
Kane County took a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning.
Beloit answered with one in the sixth. Then in the eighth, Kuhn singled home Justin Higley to make it 2-2.
Kuhn finished 2-for-5 and has driven in 51 runs.
The two teams play again at 7 p.m. today.
BELOIT 3, KANE COUNTY 2 (10)
Kane County 000 002 000 0—2 5 3
Beloit 000 001 010 1—3 7 1
Elias, Solis (7), Ramirez (8), Martinez (9) and Perez; Gossett, Stull (8), Gauna (9) and Raga.
Leading hitters—Bray (KC) 2x4, Kuhn (B) 2x5, Proudfoot (B) 2x3. 2B—Pimentel (B), Kuhn.
SO—Elias 7, Solis 3, Ramirez 1, Martinez 1, Gossett 4, Stull 1. BB—Ramirez 1, Martinez 1, Gossett 1, Gauna 1.
W—Gauna (3-2). L—Martinez (0-1).