Quad City at Beloit

April 9th, 2004

Denard Span CF 4 0 0 0
Scott Whitrock RF 4 0 0 0
Matt Moses 3B 4 0 0 0
Brock Peterson DH 4 0 2 0
Kyle Phillips C 2 1 1 1
Dusty Gomon 1B 4 0 0 0
Justin Arneson LF
Ryan Spataro LF 3 0 0 0
J.R. Taylor SS 3 1 2 0
Ben Pattee 2B 3 1 1 1
Terry Trofholz RF 4 1 0 1
Steve Moss CF 3 0 0 0
Drew Anderson LF 4 0 2 0
Lou Palmisano C 3 0 1 1
Vinny Rottino DH 4 0 0 0
Adam Heether 3B 3 1 2 0
Manuel Ramirez 1B 3 0 0 0
Josh Murray SS 2 0 0 0
Guilder Rodriguez 2B 3 0 1 0

Quad City 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
Beloit 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2

E-Ramirez, Murray, LOB QC-6, BEL-9, 2B-Pattee, HR-Phillips (Montalbo), SACF-Palmisano, SACB-Murray, SB-Peterson, Arneson, Taylor, Palmisano, CS-Taylor

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Evan Meek 3.1 5 2 2 5 1 ND
Julio DePaula 2.1 0 0 0 0 2 W (1-0)
Levale Speigner 3 1 0 0 2 4 SV (1)

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Brian Montalbo 6 2 1 1 4 3 ND
Brian Rauch 2 3 2 1 1 2 L (0-1)
Dan Grybash 1 1 0 0 0 0 ND

HB-Palmisano (DePaula), PB-Phillips 2
U-Darren Budahn, Tim Daub
T-2:31, A-912

Beloit Daily News
by Charlie Corr

Beloit Snappers manager Don Money stressed to his players the alertness in every decison on the field matters.

Friday was a good case in point. The Snappers failed to capitalize on some early opportunities and ended up falling to the Swing of the Quad Cities, 3-2, at Pohlman Field Friday night.

The Swing scored two runs in the seventh inning, with the second coming on a throwing error by shortstop Josh Murray.

The bottom of the Swing's order in Sam Taylor and Ben Pattee combined for a 3 for 6 performance, each scoring a run. But it was leadoff hitter Denard Span who used his lightning quick speed to force Murray to hurry his throw and subsequently throw the ball away.

"We were aggressive on the basepaths tonight," Quad Cities manager Kevin Boles, said. "With some timely hitting combined with their speed, we forced them to make a couple of mistakes."

Beloit squandered a strong debut from starting pitcher Brian Montalbo. Despite a solo home run in the top of the second inning, Montalbo stayed around the plate and let his defense do some of the work.

The shaky defense from a day ago converted a couple double plays and prevented some potentionally large innings from the Swing.

"I was really happy with the defense," Montalbo said, "I'm kind of a groundball pitcher so I have a lot of confidence in our defense."

The Snappers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, but they could have mounted so much more.

The had two runners on with no outs, By the time Terry Trofholz drove in a run on a fielder's choice, there were two gone.

Then the Swing made a pitching change and Julio DePaula (1-0) got out of the hame without throwing a pitch.

His fake to third, fake to first move got Trofholz in a brief scamper. Then he turned around to find Manuel Ramirez caught between third and home. Ramirez was tagged in the rundown by DePaula got out of the jam.

Money said Trofholz missed his warning when he was standing in the third base coach's box.

"He fell for the classic third to first move," Money said. "That happened about 10 seconds after I told him. We told him to be heads up for a third to first move.

"In this game you've got to be thinking all the time," he said.

Snappers catcher Lou Palmisano drove in the team's other run with a single in the first inning. But the Swing relievers and starting pitcher Even Meek got some key outs. The Snappers stranded nine runners.

Beloit wound up with six hits, but the were scattered throughout the game.

"We need to put together six hits in one inning," Money said. "We didn't have a double today, we've got to put the ball in the gaps a little more."

Levale Speginer picked up his first save of the year with three innings of scoreless relief. He struck out four.... The two teams square off for the third and final game fo the series at 2pm. today. Beloit will send righty Carlos Villanueva to the mound while the Swing with start left hander Errol Simonitsch..... Both teams are 1-1 to start the season.