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The Peoria Chiefs yielded seven runs in the third inning in an 11-3 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Saturday night before 6,111 fans. The Chiefs record is 24-24 in the second half and 61-56 overall. Wisconsin got on the board first with seven runs in the third inning against Arturo Reyes. Johnny Davis led off with a bunt single and Chris McFarland followed with a double that Vaughn Bryan misplayed to allow Davis to score. Michael Ratterree walked before Reyes got the first out. Clint Coulter was the next hitter and he crushed his 18th home run to left field to open up a 4-0 Timber Rattlers lead. Taylor Brennan walked in front of consecutive singles by Dustin DeMuth and Steven Halcomb to load the bases. Jose Pena doubled off the wall in left to score two runs and Steve Sabatino relieved Reyes. Sabatino’s first batter was Davis, who hit a sacrifice fly to left to end the scoring in the inning at 7-0 Wisconsin. The Chiefs lost at home on a Saturday for the first time this season and their record is 8-1. The five-game series concludes Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs scored early and often for the second game in a row en route to an 8-0 shutout victory over the Beloit Snappers on Monday night before 1,542 fans at Dozer Park. It was the Chiefs fourth win in a row against the Snappers, as they moved their record to 47-38 on the year and 9-9 heading into an off day and a six-game road trip. The Chiefs jumped out to an early lead scoring three runs in the first inning against Dakota Bacus. Nick Martini led off with a single and moved to second on a Jeremy Schaffer base-knock. Jordan Walton doubled in Martini and Jacob Wilson drove in Schaffer with a two-bagger of his own. Patrick Wisdom knocked in Wilson with a single, putting the Chiefs up 3-0. Cory Jones (5-1) tossed six innings, giving up no runs on two hits and three walks while striking out five. Sam Tuivailala tossed one perfect inning while striking out three. Joe Scanio gave up no runs on no hits and one walk with two strikeouts. Zach Russell tossed one inning without allowing a hit and walking one while fanning three.

-Bob

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