Chiefs play long ball
Peoria hit three first-inning home runs en route to a 10-7 Midwest League win over the Snappers.
The Chiefs scored nine runs in the top of the first, but the Snappers eventually cut the lead to 9-7. Peoria added an insurance run in the eighth.
Sam Spangler was hit hard in suffering the loss. Spangler (0-1) lasted only one inning, giving up nine earned runs.
The two teams wrap up the three-game series tonight at Pohlman Field.
PEORIA 10, SNAPPERS 7
Peoria 900 000 010—10 12 1
Beloit 300 031 000—7 10 1
Hatley, Struck (1), De Leon (6), Morla (8) and Mercedes; Spangler, Fuentes (2), Hauser (6), Lobanov (8) and Pinto.
Leading hitters—Lee (P) 3x4, Cerda (P) 2x5, Ha (P) 3x5, Hicks (B) 2x5, Beresford (B) 2x5, McCallum (B) 2x5. 2B—Lee (P), Pinto (B), Martinez (B), Williams (B). 3B—Hicks (B). Cerda (P), Ha (P), Perez (P).
SO—Struck (P) 1, De Leon (P) 3, Morla (P) 1, Spangler (B) 1, Fuentes (B) 7, Hauser (B) 2. BB—Hatley 2, Struck 2, Morla 1, Spangler 2, Lobanov2.
W—Struck (6-8). L—Spangler (0-1). S—Morla (3).
Last updated: 2:49 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012