Chiefs edge Snappers in 12 innings
BELOIT The Peoria Chiefs scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning to defeat the Beloit Snappers, 9-6, Wednesday night in Midwest League baseball.
The Chiefs scored all three runs in the 12th with two outs.
Snappers pitcher Tim Atherton gave up a walk to Dustin Geiger, who went on to score what proved to be the winning run after consecutive singles by Jorge Soler and Timothy Saunders. A wild pitch allowed Soler to score. Saunders later scored on a bases-loaded walk by Corey Williams, who had replaced Atherton. Atherton (1-1) took the loss.
Beloit scored three runs in the first before Peoria rallied for one in the fifth and four in the sixth to go ahead, 5-3.
The Snappers added a run in the sixth, then regained the lead at 6-5 with two runs in the seventh. Peoria tied it at 6-6 with a run in the eighth.
PEORIA 9, SNAPPERS 6, 12 innings
Peoria 000 014 010 003—9 12 4
Beloit 300 001 200 000—6 9 1
Peralta, Shafer (6), Levitt (7), McDonald (10), Liria (12), and Cabazas, Burruel; Jones, Kimes (7), Rogers (8), Atherton (11), Williams (12), and Koch.
Leading hitters—Chen (P) 2x6, Soler (P) 2x6, Saunders (P) 4x6, Lin (B) 2x7, Williams (B) 2x5. 2B—Saunders (P), Vargas (B).
SO—Peralta (P) 4, Levitt (P) 4, McDonald (P) 4, Jones (B) 8, Kimes (B) 1, Rogers (B) 2, Williams (B) 1. BB—Peralta 5, Shafer (P) 2, Liria (P) 1, Jones 3, Kimes 3, Atherton (B) 3, Williams 1.