Beloit, WI- The Snappers weren’t able to come back from the Bees early 5-0 lead, and fell 5-3 Sunday afternoon at Pohlman Field.
Things started a little shaky for Snappers’ starter, David Hurlbut when leadoff man Sean Jamieson hit a triple to start the ballgame. Eliezer Mesa drove in Jamieson with a fielder’s choice ground out to short, putting the Bees up 1-0 in the top of the first.
The Bees’ Michael Fabiaschi hit a leadoff triple to start the bottom of the third and then scored on a passed ball by Matt Koch making it 2-0. The Bees’ added two more runs with a solo homer by Eliezer Mesa and RBI single by Rashun Dixon taking a 4-0 lead.
The Bees tacked on another run in the top of the fourth with a sac fly by Mesa scoring Max Muncy making it 5-0.
The Snappers got their first run of the game after Drew Leachman hit an RBI double scoring Miguel Sano, who walked in his at-bat. Then, Jhon Goncalves hit an RBI single scoring Leachman lessening the Bees’ lead by two.
Bees’ starter, Chris Lamb worked four and one third innings allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out three.
David Hurlbut worked six innings allowing seven hits and five runs, while striking out two in his sixth start for the Snappers. Steven Evans came in for his Snappers debut to relieve Hurlbut in the top of the seventh.
Evans pitched three scoreless innings allowing only one hit, while striking out three.
The Bees’ Jonathan Joseph came in for the bottom of the ninth. A.J. Pettersen hit a solo home run to bring the score to 5-3 with two outs, but Miguel Sano followed with a ground out to third to end the ballgame. Hurlbut picked up the loss for the Snappers, he is now 3-2.
The Snappers conclude their series with the Burlington Bees tomorrow night at 7:00 PM. On the mound for the Snappers is Ryan O’Rourke, who will be making his first start for the Snappers this season. O’Rourke has worked forty- six innings out of the bullpen with a 2-3 record and 5.28 ERA. Tomorrow is Monster Deal Monday, where you can get two tickets, two hot dogs, two sodas, two popcorns, and two hats all for just $22, thanks to WJVL and WCLO. Also, all game long 12 oz drafts of Miller products are just $1.50 thanks to Ott Schweitzer Distributing.