BELOIT, Wis. - The Cedar Rapids Kernels set season highs in runs scored and hits in a single game, blowing past Beloit, 12-3, on Monday at Pohlman Field.
Pat Kelly drove in five runs in the game, going 3-for-3 with a home run, double, single, walk and sacrifice fly. Kelly also scored three times. Kelly and Trey Vavra are the only Kernels to drive in five in a game this season as they moved to 28-17, a season-best 11 games above .500.
Jorge Fernandez knocked in four runs, including a three-run home run, in his first game since May 15. The two home runs made Monday the second multi-home run game for the Kernels this season. The Kernels also hit two home runs against Beloit on April 13 as Kelly and Tyler Kuresa went deep in a 9-0 win over the Snappers.
Max Murphy went 3-for-4 with a triple, double and base on balls, along with three runs scored. Murphy also scored three times on Sunday afternoon. Kuresa went 3-for-5 with a double, his first three-hit game of the season. Zack Larson collected two hits, including a double, and one run batted in. T.J. White and Brett Doe also had two hits and one run batted in each.