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Snappers break three-game losing skid

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Gazette staff
July 31, 2013

CLINTON, IOWA--Nick Rickles went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI triple and a run scored to help the Beloit Snappers end a three-game losing streak Wednesday night.

Snappers starter Dakota Bacus scattered six hits and six walks, only allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn his ninth victory, a 5-2 triumph over the Clinton LumberKings.

Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, Dayton Alexander tied the game with a run-scoring single, then Beloit took the lead when Rickles scored on a groundout.

One inning later, the Snappers catcher belted a triple to score a pair of runs.

Clinton scored one run in the sixth, but never got any closer. Beloit's Austin House pitched a clean ninth inning for his seventh save.

The Snappers and LumberKings play the third installment of a four-game series tonight at 7 p.m.

BELOIT 5, CLINTON 2

Beloit                000      230 000—5  11   1

Clinton             100      001 000—2    7   0

Bacus, Lamb (6), House (9) and Rickles; Pike, Holovach (5), Holman (7) and Littlewood.

Leading hitters—Shipman (B) 2x5; Robertson (B) 2x4; Rickles (B) 2x4; Marte (C) 3x4; Peguero (C) 2x4. 2B—Nunez (B), Peterson (C). 3B—Rickles (B).

SO—Bacus 1, Lamb 3, Pike 1, Holovach 3, Holman 2. BB—Bacus 6, Pike 4, Holovach 1.

W—Bacus (9-4). L—Pike (7-4). S—House (7).

T—2:48. A—943.



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