White Caps’ late home run helps sink Beloit Snappers
With the game tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Suarez hit a three-run homer to lift the White Caps to a 6-3 Midwest League win.
Beloit took a 3-1 lead in the sixth on Eddie Rosario’s RBI single, but West Michigan cut the lead to one in the seventh before scoring four times in the eighth.
Ryan O’Rourke (0-1) suffered the loss for Beloit, allowing four runs on five hits in an inning of work.
Game two of the three-game series is tonight.
WEST MICHIGAN 6, BELOIT 3
Beloit 200 001 000—3 11 0
West Michigan 100 000 14x—6 8 0
Boer, O’Rourke (7) and Rodriguez; Collier, Todd (7), Torrealba (9) and Leyland.
Leading hitters—Goncalves (B) 2x4, Rosario (B) 3x4, Rhodes (B) 2x4, Suarez (WM) 2x4, Moya (WM) 2x3. 2B—Goncalves (B), Rhodes (B), Rosario (B), Moya (WM). HR—Green (WM), Suarez (WM).
SO—Boer (B) 2, Collier (WM) 3, Todd (WM) 1,Torrealba (WM) 1. BB—Boer 2, O’Rourke 1, Collier 2.
W—Todd (3-1). L—O’Rourke (0-1). S—Torrealba (2).