Chiefs sting Beloit Snappers
The Snappers managed only five hits Wednesday night in a 7-1 loss to the Peoria Chiefs in a Midwest League game at Pohlman Field.
Beloit now trails first-place Wisconsin by six games in the Western Division.
Peoria jumped on Beloit starter Steven Gruver (5-5) with three runs in the top of the first.
Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger homered for Peoria.
The teams wrap up the three-game series tonight.
PEORIA 7, BELOIT 1
Peoria Chiefs 301 200 100—7 12 1
Beloit Snappers 000 000 100—1 5 1
Rosario, Cervenka (7), Cervenka (9) and Burruel; Gruver, Shibuya (3), O’Rourke (7), Carter (9) and Koch.
Leading hitters—DeVoss (P) 2x4, Geiger (P) 2x5, Baez (P) 2x3, Balaguert (P) 2x4. 2B—Chen (P), Williams (B). HR—Baez (P), Geiger (P).
SO—Rosario (P) 3, Cervenka (P) 2, Gruver (B) 2, Shibuya (B) 2, O’Rourke (B) 1, Carter (B). BB—Rosario 2.
W—Rosario (6-5). L—Gruver (5-5).