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Ray, Gonzales power Beloit Snappers

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Gazette Staff
September 1, 2011
— The Beloit Snappers’ final homestand of the Midwest League baseball season began with a win Thursday night.

Lance Ray and Michael Gonzales homered to lead Beloit to an 8-3 victory over the Peoria Chiefs at Pohlman Field.


Beloit jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Ray’s team-leading 16th home run of the season.


Blayne Weller (6-6) earned the win with seven solid innings.


Game 2 of the series is tonight.


BELOIT 8, PEORIA 3

Peoria (ab-r-h-rbi)—Easterling, cf, 4-0-1-0; Silva, 2b, 4-1-1-0; Giansanti, rf, 4-0-1-1; Jones, rf, 3-1-1-1; Geiger, 3b, 4-0-1-0; Klafczynski, lf, 4-0-2-1; Morello, dh, 4-0-1-0; Soccoro, ss, 4-0-1-0; Burreul, c, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 31-3-9-3.


Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Goncalves, cf, 5-0-1-1; Lin, lf, 4-0-1-0; Perez, 3b, 4-3-3-0; Gonzales, 1b, 4-2-2-2; Ray, rf, 3-1-1-3; Grimes, ss, 3-0-0-1; Leer, 2b, 3-1-1-0; Bryant, dh, 2-1-1-0; Arias, c, 4-0-1-0. Totals: 32-8-12-7.


Peoria 000 100 020—3


Beloit 312 001 100—8


E—Silva 2, Easterling, Goncalves. LOB—Peoria 5, Beloit 5. DP—Peoria 1, Beloit 1. 2B—Perez, Gonzales. HR—Gonzales (15), Ray (16).


Peoria IP H R ER BB SO


Kirk (L 5-11) 4 8 6 5 2 2


Lopez 3 2 2 0 0 0


Hartman 1 0 0 0 1 1


Beloit


Weller (6-6) 7 4 1 1 2 3


Tonkin 1 4 2 2 0 1


Boer 1 1 0 0 0 0


Time—2:35. Attendance—491.



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