Tonkin, Beloit Snappers hold off Chiefs
BELOIT Michael Tonkin continues to dominate on the mound for the Beloit Snappers.
The reliever struck out all six batters he faced Tuesday night to lead the Snappers to a 5-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs at Pohlman Field.
Beloit trailed 3-1 in the fourth before scoring four runs. Adam Peterssen’s two-run single capped off the rally.
Matthew Summers improved to 6-3 with the win. Tonkin picked up his fifth save as Beloit remained five games behind front-running Wisconsin in the Western Division.
Game two of the three-game series with Peoria is tonight.
BELOIT 5, PEORIA 4
Peoria Chiefs 003 000 100—4 5 5
Beloit Snappers 010 400 00x—5 8 2
Jensen, Suarez (5), Pena (7) and Cabezas; Summers, Dempster (7), Tonkin (8) and Koch.
Leading hitters—Baez (P) 2x4, Pettersen (B) 3x4. 2B—Devoss (P), Koch (B), Grimes (B). 3B—Cabezas (P).
SO—Jensen (P) 5, Suarez (P) 1, Pena (P) 1, Summers (B) 7, Dempster (B) 1, Tonkin (B) 6. BB—Jensen 2, Summers 1, Dempster 1.
W—Summers (6-3). L—Jensen (6-3). S—Tonkin (5).