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Kernels continue skid with sixth straight loss


The Snappers handed the Kernels their sixth straight loss with 6-5 victory on Monday night in Beloit.  It was the Kernels fifth straight loss by one-run.

Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, the Kernels came alive and scored five runs with the help of three Beloit errors.

Andy Workman got things started with a lead-off single.  Zach Wright then got on base thanks to a fielding error by third baseman Miguel Sano.  Workman came home on a Matt Scioscia single.  The second Beloit error of the inning allowed Chevy Clarke to get on base and Wright to score.  Eric Stamets then loaded the bases when he walked.  Kevin Moesquit's double scored Scioscia and Clarke and Stamets scored when Sano couldn't handle the throw from the outfield, giving Cedar Rapids a 5-1 lead.

The Snappers came back with three runs in the fifth inning to make cut the Kernels lead to 5-4 and then tied it at 5-5 in the sixth inning.

The tie game would last until the bottom of the eighth when the Snappers took the 6-5 lead on a double by Jonathan Goncalves.

The Kernels got two runners on base in between two strikeouts in the top of the ninth, but Scioscia grounded into a force out to end the inning, giving Beloit the 6-5 win.

Starter Aaron Meade went four innings for the Kernels, allowing one run on one hit with one walk and one strikeout.

Joe Melioris gave up three runs on four hits in one inning of work, while Shane Riedie gave up one run on two hits in one inning. 

Logan Odom took the loss, giving up one run on two hits in two innings.

Ryan O'Rourke got the win in relief for Beloit.  He pitched three innings, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three and walking one.

The Kernels wrap-up their road trip and the series with Beloit on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.

The Kernels return to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday to start a three-game series with Wisconsin.

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