Chiefs Complete Four-Game Sweep of BeesMay 15, 2012 - Midwest League (MWL) Peoria Chiefs
Zeke DeVoss led off the bottom of the first with a bloop single to left. DeVoss then stole second two outs later on a called strike three to Anthony Giansanti. With Paul Hoilman batting, DeVoss bolted for third swiping his second base of the inning, and scoring on the play as the throw from catcher Nick Rickles skipped into left field giving Peoria a 1-0 lead.
DeVoss was at it again in the bottom of the third as he got one base with a one-out walk. The speedy second baseman then swiped his third base of the game putting himself in scoring position for Taiwan Easterling. Easterling took advantage lining a RBI single into right center scoring DeVoss and extending the lead to 2-0.
Concepcion (1-3) turned in his best start of the season, going six scoreless innings, allowing three hits, three walks, and striking out three. The 20-year-old earned his first career win. Ben Wells replaced Concepcion in the seventh, hurling three shutout innings of his own, allowing two hits, no walks, and striking out two. The appearance registered as a save for Wells, the first of his professional career.
Casey's General Store Co-Players of the Game - Zeke DeVoss (2B) & Gerardo Concepcion (LHP) - DeVoss finished 2-for-2 with four stolen bases, while scoring the only two runs of the ballgame. DeVoss became the first Chief to steal four bases in a ballgame since 2010 when Hak-Ju Lee accomplished the feat. Concepcion earned his first pro win with six shutout innings and three hits allowed with three strikeouts.
Notes: The four-game sweep by the Chiefs was their first since May 20-23, 2011 against Clinton, coming at Peoria Chiefs Stadium...The shutout was the first for Peoria since April 27 at Lake County (3-0 win)...The win extend Peoria's season-long win streak to five games...DeVoss stole four bases in Tuesday's ballgame...The last Peoria Chief to steal four bases in a game was Hak-Ju Lee on April 19, 2010, also against Burlington...Concepcion's six innings pitched and three strikeouts are both career-highs...The outing also marked Concepcion's first quality start of the season and his first professional win...The outing was also Concepcion's first in which he didn't allow a run this season...The three-inning save was the first of Wells' professional career...Easterling has an RBI in two-straight games...In the ballgame, 12 out of the 13 hits were singles (Davis triple in eighth)...Peoria outscored Burlington 11-5 in the four game series...The Chiefs will travel to Clinton to start a three game series Wednesday with the LumberKings, first pitch at 6:30 p.m...Peoria will send RH Michael Jensen (4-2, 3.23) to the mound to face RH Brett Shankin (0-2, 3.29)...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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