Pitching takes over in Beloit victory
BURLINGTON, IOWA One night after the offense produced 21 runs, pitching was the story for the Beloit Snappers on Thursday.
Three pitchers held Burlington to five hits in a 4-1 Beloit win in Midwest League action.
Manuel Soliman (5-7) went seven strong innings to pick up the win. Jose Gonzalez pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 10th save.
Beloit got all the runs it needed in the top of the fifth as Daniel Santana drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Reggie Williams doubled in another.
The two teams wrap up the three-game series tonight.
BELOIT 4, BURLINGTON 1
Beloit Snappers 000 020 110—4 7 0
Burlington Bees 000 000 010—1 5 0
Soliman. Tonkin (7), Gonzalez (9) and Arias; Long, Thornton (8), Vidal (9) and Nester.
Leading hitters—Ray (Bel) 2x4, McCallum (Bel) 2x4, Bryant (Bel) 2x2, Consigli (Bur) 2x3. 2B—Nester (Bur), Bryant (Bel), Williams (Bel), McCallum (Bel).
SO—Soliman (Bel) 3, Tonkin (Bel) 2, Gonzalez (Bel) 1, Long (Bur) 4, Thornton (Bur) 1. BB—Soliman 3, Long 1, Vidal 1.
W—Soliman (5-7). L—Long (6-5). S—Gonzalez (10).