Chiefs Reliever Jeff Beliveau Promoted to DaytonaApril 30, 2010 - Midwest League (MWL) Peoria Chiefs
Beliveau, 23, pitched six times for the Chiefs out of the bullpen this season and struck out 23 batters in just 11 1/3 innings. He led the Chiefs in strikeouts despite ranking seventh on the team in innings pitched. Beliveau walked six and allowed just two runs on six hits in his six appearances for a opponents batting average of .162. An 18th round pick out of Florida Atlantic University in 2008, Beliveau was 5-3 with the Chiefs in 2008 splitting time between the bullpen and the rotation. In 29 outings and seven starts he struck out 117 batters in 96 2/3 innings with three saves and a 3.54 ERA. His departure leaves the Chiefs with just one left-hander in the bullpen, James Leverton.
Searle, 20, is an Australian native who began the year with the Daytona Cubs going 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA in two starts and two relief appearances. On the season he has 11 strikeouts and five walks in 15 2/3 innings with opponents batting .273. He beat Brevard County on April 11 with four relief innings before losing a start at Tampa on April 16. In three of his four outings Searle has piggy-backed with former Chiefs starter Chris Archer. Searle last threw on Wednesday when he followed Archer against Lakeland and allowed one run on one hit over 3 2/3 innings. Last season he was a Florida State League All-Star before finishing with a 7-11 record and a 4.42 ERA in 24 starts. The right-hander struck out 68 but walked 43 in 116 innings. Searle was signed out of Narangba, Queensland in January of 2007 and went 2-2 in six starts and eight appearances in 2008 split between Mesa and Boise.
The addition of Searle gives the 2010 Chiefs roster five different nationalities. The roster, with Jonathan Nagel on the disabled list, currently includes 14 Americans, six Dominicans, three Venezuelans, two South Koreans and one Australian. The Chiefs, who have won an O'Brien Field record nine straight games to start a season, host the Clinton LumberKings Friday night at 6:30. The Brides in Baseball Bridal Showcase begins at 5:30 pm on the concourse with numerous local businesses on hand to showcase their wedding and reception services for prospective brides and grooms.
Midwest League Stories from April 30, 2010
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- Hot Rods Back Super Saver In Derby - Bowling Green Hot Rods
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- TrinityMusicFest Coming To Parkview Field - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Dragons Announce Roster Changes - Dayton Dragons
- Jack Murphy Joins Lugnuts - Lansing Lugnuts
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- Chiefs Reliever Jeff Beliveau Promoted to Daytona - Peoria Chiefs
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