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Wisconsin Closes Out Series With 5-3 Win over Beloit

May 19, 2024 - Midwest League (MWL)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers News Release

GRAND CHUTE, WI - The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers beat the Beloit Sky Carp 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field. The Rattlers jumped to a 5-0 lead and withstood a rally from the visitors thanks to two scoreless innings from the bullpen.

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander DL Hall made a brief and effective rehabilitation start for the Timber Rattlers. He worked a 1-2-3 top of the first inning with one strikeout and needed eleven pitches for his day.

Jes ú s Chirinos, who hit the three-run walkoff home run on Saturday, put Wisconsin up 2-0 with a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the second inning on Sunday.

The Timber Rattlers added to their lead in the bottom of the fifth inning by scoring three runs on one hit. Jheremy Vargas reached on a fielder's choice by beating the throw to first on a potential double play ball. Dylan O'Rae walked and Jadher Areinamo singled to load the bases. Gregory Barrios sent a towering fly deep to the left field corner. The ball was caught on the warning track with Vargas scoring and O'Rae moving to third. The throw into the cutoff man got away for an error to allow Areinamo to take second base.

Luke Adams was at the plate with two outs when Alex Williams threw a pitch in the dirt that trickled away from catcher Cameron Barstad. O'Rae broke for the plate and scored with Barstad's throw getting by Williams and rolling back up the third baseline. Areinamo, who was already at third saw the opening and raced for the plate to score for a 5-0 lead.

Beloit got to reliever Edwin Jimenez in the top of the sixth. Josh Zamora cracked a three-run homer with one out to cut Wisconsin's lead to two runs. Jimenez retired the next two batters and pitched a scoreless seventh inning. He allowed three runs over six innings of relief with two walks and six strikeouts to put himself in line for his sixth win of the season.

Wisconsin's bullpen denied the Sky Carp a comeback on Sunday. Chase Costello pitched a perfect eighth with one strikeout. Craig Yoho worked around a two-out walk to pitch a scoreless ninth for his sixth save of the season.

The Timber Rattlers offense only struck out four times in Sunday's game. They struck out just 30 times in the six-game series.

The Rattlers took five of six from the Sky Carp in the series and maintain a 1-1/2 game lead over the Cedar Rapids Kernels in the West Division of the Midwest League. The Kernels have won seven in a row and completed a six-game sweep of the Quad Cities River Bandits on Sunday with a 5-3 win.

The Timber Rattlers are off on Monday. They return to action with a return to Four Winds Field in South Bend, Indiana for the start of a six-game series with the South Bend Cubs. Mark Manfredi (1-0, 3.57) is the scheduled starting pitcher for Wisconsin. The Cubs have named Aaron Perry (0-1, 1.23) as their starting pitcher. Game time is 5:05pm CDT. The radio broadcast is on AM1280, WNAM starting with the Community Blood Center Pregame Show at 4:45pm.


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Josh Zamora (7 th , 2 on in 6 th inning off Edwin Jimenez, 1 out)

WP: Edwin Jimenez (6-0)

LP: Alex Williams (1-3)

SV: Craig Yoho (6)

TIME: 2:11

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