Bases-loaded walk lifts Snappers over Chiefs
BELOIT A bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning led the Beloit Snappers to a 3-2 victory Monday over the Peoria Chiefs in Midwest League baseball.
Miguel Sano and Kennys Vargas hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning to give Beloit a 2-0 lead. Snappers' starter Matt Tomshawk blanked the Chiefs on three hits through seven innings.
A leadoff double off reliever Mason Melotakis (3-1), an RBI fielder's choice, a Vargas throwing error and an RBI sacrifice fly pulled Peoria to a 2-2 tie in the eighth.
After Chiefs reliever Austin Reed (4-6) walked the bases loaded with two out, Drew Leachman walked and Wang-Wei Lin scored the winning run.
Snappers closer D.J. Baxendale stopped the Chiefs on one hit in the ninth to earn his first save.
SNAPPERS 3, PEORIA 2
Peoria (ab-r-h-rbi)—DeVoss, 2b, 4-0-1-0; Chen, cf, 4-0-0-0; Krist, c, 4-0-1-0; Geiger, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Soler, rf, 3-1-2-0; Darvill, ss, 3-1-0-0; Burruel, 1b, 2-0-0-0; Zapata, lf, 2-0-1-1; Rademacher, dh, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 25-2-5-1.
Beloit (ab-r-h-rbi)—Roberts, rf, 4-0-1-0; Lin, cf, 3-1-0-0; Rosario, dh, 4-0-0-0; Sano, 3b, 4-1-2-1; Vargas, 1b, 3-1-1-1; Leachman, lf, 3-0-1-1; Wickens, ss, 3-0-0-0; rodriguez, c, 3-0-1-0; Pettersen, 2b, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 30-3-6-3.
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