The Beloit Snappers came out of the gate strong on Sunday in game 2 of the semifinals in the Midwest League playoffs. In the bottom of the 1st the Snappers jumped ahead of the Quad Cities River Bandits on a 2-run home run by Chris Bostick off the River Bandits’s starter Zach Morton. The Snappers would tack on another run when Brett Vertigan drove in Renato Nunez with a RBI single. The River Bandits would answer with 2 runs of their own in the top of the 2nd. In the bottom of the 2nd Chris Bostick drives in Sam Roberts to give Beloit their 4th run of the game. This would turn out to be the deciding run as the Snappers would outlast the River Bandits and win by the score of 4-3.
Chris Bostick provided most of the offense for the Snappers on Sunday. He went 3 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBIs. Chris is batting .500 (8 for 16) in the postseason with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs. Nolan Sanburn gets his 1st win of the postseason and Austin House records his first save. Austin notched the win in Game 1 of the 1st round against the LumberKings in a game that went 10 innings.
The deciding game will be played Monday night at Pohlman Field. The Snappers will start Derek De Young (8-5, 4.22 ERA) against Daniel Minor (8-3, 3.71 ERA) for the River Bandits. Derek pitched in Beloit’s 1st game of the playoffs. He went 4 innings giving up 1 run on just 3 hits. Derek was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 18th round of the 2012 Draft out of Oakton Community College in Illinois.