Snappers top Chiefs with three runs in 11th
Wang-Wei Lin ripped a leadoff double in the 11th, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the winning run on Josmil Pinto's RBI single.
Beloit's Lance Ray doubled Pinto to third, and Yorby Martinez ripped an RBI single. Martinez scored the final run on a double play.
Eliecer Cardenas (5-0) allowed two runs on three hits through the final three innings to gain the victory, including getting Peoria in order in the bottom of the 11th.
Beloit led 3-0 lead through the first five innings. Peoria hit solo homers in the ninth and 10th innings to tie the game.
The Snappers face the Chiefs at 7 tonight in the second game of the series.
BELOIT 7, PEORIA 4 (11)
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Williams, lf, 5-1-3-0; Beresford, ss, 4-1-4-0; Liddle, cf, 4-1-1-0; Rams, lb, 4-0-0-0; Gonzales, dh, 4-0-1-1; Ibarra, pr-dh, 0-0-0-0; Lin, ph-dh, 1-1-1-0; Pinto, c, 4-1-1-1; Ray, 5-2-2-0; Martinez, 3b, 4-0-1-1; Santana, 2b, 5-0-0-0. Totals: 40-7-14-3.
Peoria (ab-r-h-rbi)—Lee, ss, 6-0-1-0; Watkins, 2b, 5-2-2-0; Fitzgerald, lf, 5-2-2-1; Bour, 1b, 4-0-2-0; Matheus, pr-1b, 0-0-0-0; Ha, rf-cf, 5-0-1-1; Cerda, 3b, 4-0-2-1; May, dh, 4-0-0-0; Flores, c, 5-0-0-0; Giansanti, cf, 3-0-0-0; Perez, ph-rf, 2-1-1-1. Totals: 42-4-10-4.
Beloit 210 000 000 13—7
Peoria 000 001 011 10—4
E—Santana, Rams, Lee, Perez. DP—Peoria. LOB—Beloit 6, Peoria 9. 2B—Liddle, Ray, Ceda. HR—Perez, Fitzgerald. S—Beresford, Martinez, Pinto. SB—Fitzgerald.
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