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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

A scoreless game was finally broken in the sixth inning when Ronald Castillo flipped a single into shallow centerfield to score Mason Katz from second base with two outs, as the Peoria Chiefs won the home opener at Dozer Park 1-0 over the Dayton Dragons on Tuesday night. With the win it moves the Chiefs to 3-2 on the young season with five games left in the home stand. The Chiefs finally broke through in the sixth. Junior Morillo, who started on the mound for Dayton, came out of the game with an apparent injury prior to a full count pitch to Katz, and was replaced by Daniel Wright. After throwing ball four, Wright balked Katz to second, and Carson Kelly flew out deep to left for out number two. Castillo blooped a single to center, and Katz scampered home with the game’s only run. This was Peoria’s first 1-0 home opener win, since 1998 against Burlington. RHP Arturo Reyes (1-0, 9.00) will make the start for Peoria while Dayton will start RHP Nick Travieso (0-0, 3.00) at 6:30 pm Wednesday.

-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

St. Louis Cardinals starting  pitcher Jake Westbrook tossed seven shutout innings in his rehab start with the Peoria Chiefs to lead the squad to a 9-1 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits Sunday evening at Dozer Park before 3,633 fans. Westbrook has been on the Cardinals’ disabled list since May 9 with elbow inflammation. Jake retired the first 14 River Bandits he faced and overall allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out five and did not issue a walk while throwing 76 pitches, 53 for strikes. Westbrook got eight groundouts and three strikeouts in his first 11 batters faced before a foul pop up ended the fourth. He induced two more groundouts to start the fifth before allowing a single, double and a run. All told Westbrook struck out five, got 14 groundball outs, picked a runner off first and just one out in the air.

-Bob


Kane County’s Pierce Johnson’s scattered six hits with eight strikeouts to hand the Peoria Chiefs an 8-1 loss at Dozer Park Friday evening before 3,532 fans. This date marked the eleventh year of the Chiefs playing in downtown Peoria, when they played there first game May 24, 2002. The sixth-ranked prospect in the Chicago Cubs system used his slider to perfection to handcuff the Chiefs all night. Carson Kelly’s sacrifice fly produced Peoria’s only run. Tyrell Jenkins took the loss for the Chiefs giving up 5 hits and 4 runs in five innings of work.

-Bob

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