Chiefs Fall 8-4 MondayApril 30, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Peoria Chiefs
The TinCaps came out swinging against Concepcion in the first inning. With one down Justin Miller and Casey McElroy connected for consecutive doubles for a 1-0 lead. McElroy moved to third on a groundout and scored on a single by Duanel Jones. Austin Hedges gave Fort Wayne a 4-0 lead with a long two-run homer over the seats in left field, his second of the season. Mike Gallic followed with a single and he advanced to second on an error by Pin-Chieh Chen after the single. Following a balk that moved Gallic to third, Concepcion hit Kyle Gaedele with a pitch and walked Cory Adamson to load the bases. Willengton Cruz replaced Concepcion and was greeted by a bases-clearing triple off the bat of Jace Peterson for a 7-0 TinCaps lead.
Still down 7-0, the Chiefs finally got on the board against Cody Hebner in the sixth. With one down Paul Hoilman doubled to the base of the wall in center field to extend his hit streak to 14 games. Ryan Cuneo worked a walk and after a strikeout, Brad Zapenas got the Chiefs on the board with a double to right. Luis De La Cruz relieved Hebner and walked Yaniel Cabezas to load the bases. However, Chen bounced out to second as the Chiefs left the bases loaded down 7-1.
Fort Wayne got that run back in the bottom of the sixth against Bryce Shafer. With one down pinch-hitter Clark Murphy drew a walk and stole second. McElroy singled to right as Murphy scored for an 8-1 TinCaps lead.
Peoria tacked on three late runs to finish off the scoring. In the seventh DeVoss doubled and moved to third on a groundout before scoring on a wild pitch. In the ninth against Robert Eisenbach, the Chiefs scored a pair. DeVoss walked with one out and scored on a double to center by Rafael Lopez to cut the Ft. Wayne lead to 8-3. Hoilman followed with a RBI single to left before Cuneo flew out to right field to end the game.
Concepcion (0-2) allowed seven runs on five hits over 2/3 of an inning. He walked a batter, hit a batter, committed a balk and allowed a home run. Cruz did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings. He gave up three inherited runners on two hits and four strikeouts while walking two. Shafer allowed one run on two hits over two innings with two walks and two strikeouts. Luis Liria fired a 1-2-3 inning and Jeff Lorick allowed one hit with one walk and a strikeout in his scoreless inning.
Casey's General Store Player of the Game - Zeke DeVoss (2B) - Devoss reached base in each of his last four plate appearances going 2-for-3 with two walks. DeVoss singled, doubled, scored two runs and stole two bases.
Notes: Hoilman doubled in the sixth and now has a 14-game hit streak, the second longest in the Midwest League this seasonHoilman leads the MWL with nine doubles and is tied for fifth with 11 extra-base hitsWes Darvill was 0-for-5 to end a 13-game hit streakConcepcion has allowed 12 runs in two starts this season, all in the first inningToday was the shortest outing by a Chiefs starter this season, the previous shortest outing had been Cruz going 3 2/3 innings on April 10The Chiefs have not been shutout this season and were last held scoreless on August 10, 2011 at Kane CountyDeVoss had his first multi-steal games as he swiped second and third after reaching on a single in the fifth inningThe double by Zapenas was his first hit with a runner in scoring position in 17 chances this seasonThe Chiefs also allowed seven runs in an inning against Great Lakes on April 19 in an 11-4 home lossPeoria is 1-13 this season when allowing five runs or moreCuneo played outfield for the first time this seasonHe started three games in the outfield for Boise in 2011 and played in the outfield twice for the Chiefs last year though neither games were started in the outfieldThe Chiefs finish April 10-15, their third worst opening month since the 2005 switch to the Cubs, the 2008 team was 9-17 and the 2005 squad was 8-14The Chiefs have 13 homers in April, The Chiefs are 5-3 in day gamesPeoria is 3-1 in the final game of a road series this seasonThe Chiefs were 3-9 on the road against the East Division last season and are 2-4 this seasonThe Chiefs are 4-5 all-time at Parkview Field which opened in downtown Fort Wayne for the 2009 seasonThe Chiefs now have an off day Tuesday before starting a three-game series in Kane County on Wednesday with the Chiefs sending RH PJ Francescon (2-1, 2.00) to the hill against Cougars RH Jason Mitchell (0-2, 6.32) at 6:00 p.m.
Midwest League Stories from April 30, 2012
- Kernels split doubleheader with West Michigan - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Bees and Captains Game Cancelled - Burlington Bees
- Bees and Captains Are Cancelled - Lake County Captains
- River Bandits Come out Swinging in Series-Opening Win - Quad Cities River Bandits
- Dayton Dragons Homestand Preview - Dayton Dragons
- Big seventh gets Rattlers past Bowling Green - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
- Lugnuts/LumberKings Finale Canceled - Lansing Lugnuts
- Loons Swim to Win over Cougars - Great Lakes Loons
- Big First Inning Lifts TinCaps to 8-4 Win - Fort Wayne TinCaps
- Gomez Strong But Hot Rods Fall in Series Finale - Bowling Green Hot Rods
- Bandits Power Past Hawks for Series-Opening Win - South Bend Silver Hawks
- Loons Take Series from Cougars - Kane County Cougars
- Dragons Lose in Beloit 7-0 - Dayton Dragons
- Dragons, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Team up for "Home Run for Life" - Dayton Dragons
- Snappers Shutout the Dragons, 7-0 - Beloit Snappers
- Two Bees Players Win Top Performers of the Week - Burlington Bees
- Chiefs Fall 8-4 Monday - Peoria Chiefs
- Cam Bedrosian joins Kernels from Tempe; Jacob Negrete to Extended - Cedar Rapids Kernels
- Loons, MBF Team up for Summer Baseball Camps - Great Lakes Loons
- TinCaps Announce Roster Moves - Fort Wayne TinCaps
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.