Hoilman Breaks Hit Streak Record, Chiefs Lose 2-1May 9, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Peoria Chiefs
The Snappers jumped out to a lead in the top of the third. Rory Rhodes singled and advanced to second on a balk by Burke. A groundout moved Rhodes to third before Adam Pettersen joined him on the base paths with a one-out walk. Leadoff hitter Wang Wei-Lin brought home Rhodes slapping a ground ball past the diving Wes Darvill at third to open the scoring at 1-0.
After setting franchise record for longest hitting streak in his first at bat, Paul Hoilman was at it again in the fourth. The first baseman tripled with one out off Steven Gruver (2-3) and trotted home with a sac fly from Taylor Davis knotting the score at 1-1.
Beloit got their lead back in the seventh. After hitting the leadoff hitter Jonathan Goncalves, Burke allowed a bloop single to Rhodes, Kyle Knudson followed with a sac bunt while reaching on a fielders' choice to load the bases for Adam Pettersen. Pettersen gave Beloit the lead with a sac fly down the right field line that allowed Goncalves to tag and score giving Beloit a 2-1 lead.
Burke (0-2) tied a career-high with 6 1/3 innings pitched, allowing two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. Austin Reed came in for Burke in the seventh and finished it out from there going 2 2/3 shutout innings and allowing three hits.
Casey's General Store Player of the Game - Paul Hoilman (1B) - Hoilman set the franchise record for the longest hit-streak in Peoria Chiefs history Wednesday night when he extended his streak to 22 games with a single in the second. The first baseman finished 2-for-4 with the record setting single and a triple to go along with scoring the lone run of the night for Peoria.
Notes: With his leadoff single in the second inning, Hoilman set the record for the longest hit-streak in Peoria Chiefs history with 22 games stretching back to April 14..The record was set by Kerry Robinson in 1996 and matched by Jack Wilson in 1999The current streak is the longest in all of professional baseball in 2012The Snappers scoring in the third marked the seventh straight game where Peoria's opponent has scored first...Burke tied a career-best with 6 1/3 innings pitched...Burke now has recorded a quality start in all three of his starts this season...The Chiefs snapped a streak of five straight games allowing a homerun Wednesday night...Gruver threw a career-high 7 2/3 innings for BeloitCorey Williams earned his fifth stave for the SnappersWith the loss, Peoria is now 2-6 in one run games...The Chiefs are also 3-16 in games in which they score less than four runs...Game two of the series will be Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 p.m...The Chiefs will send LH Gerardo Concepcion (0-3, 18.90) to face RH Tim Shibuya (1-1, 3.00)...Tomorrow is a Thirsty Thursday at the ballpark as presented by Sully's and Miller Lite with $1 domestic draft beers and fountain sodas...The broadcast can be heard, starting with the pre-game show at 6:15 p.m. on www.peoriachiefs.com/listenlive which also has downloads for a free app on the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android.
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