BELOIT, WISCONSIN (July 29, 2019) — The Beloit Snappers pushed across runs in four different innings, including six in the third, as they pounded the Quad Cities River Bandits 11-0 on Monday night at Pohlman Field. The Snappers won the series by taking three of the four games in the set and now own an 8-7 record against the Bandits.
Beloit (14-22, 41-63), already leading 1-0, took control with the big third-inning outburst. All of the damage in the frame came with two outs. Nick Osborne and John Jones collected back-to-back RBI infield-singles to increase the lead to 3-0. Anthony Churlin drove in two more with his base hit and Skyler Weber followed immediately with a two-run double that extended the advantage to 7-0.
The Snappers added on with a pair of runs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Weber added to his bid-day by launching a two-run home-run just inside the right-field foul-pole to make it 9-0 after five. In the sixth, Payton Squier collected an RBI with a single. Following a balk by Luis De Paula, John Jones grounded out to first, pushing in a run in the process, and wideneing the gap to 11-0.
Quad Cities (19-17, 62-40) would not score until the outcome was no longer in doubt. Their first run scored in the eighth inning on a two-out throwing-error by shortstop Max Schuemann. In the final frame, David Hensley split the gap in right-center with a double to drive in Alex Holderbach and then Trey Dawson scored Hensley with a base hit of his own.
Starting pitcher Matt Ruppenthal was chased after throwing 2.2 innings. He allowed seven runs on six hits. Luis De Paula surrendered the rest of the damage, surrendering four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings. The bright spot in the game was the work of Devin Conn, who tossed 2.0 scoreless frames.
Beloit outhit the River Bandits 12-9. Four different players finished with multiple hits for the Snappers, led by Weber, who was 2-4 with 4 runs batted in. Freudis Nova and Dawson collected two hits each for the Bandits.
The River Bandits head home to open a split four-game series against the Burlington Bees on Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 6:35PM at Modern Woodmen Park. RHP Abdiel Saldana (0-0, 0.00) will open the series on the mound for the River Bandits. Burlington has not yet announced their starter. As is the case every Tuesday, all military personnel, veterans and their families will receive $1 general admission tickets and free Kidz Koaster rides. In addition, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Modern Woodmen drawstring backpack.
Quad Cities (R-H-E): 3-9-1
Beloit (R-H-E): 11-12-1
Win: Birlingmair (4-6)
Loss: Ruppenthal (3-5)
Save: Demers (2)
HR: Quad Cities: None
HR: Beloit: Skyler Weber (4, 5th inning, 1 on base)
All River Bandits games are broadcast on 1170 K-BOB and TuneIn Radio. Home games are also available with video on MiLB.TV.