Beloit Falls to Peoria, 7-5
BELOIT, Wisc. - In a game that had four home runs in it, the Snappers were almost able to get another one to win the game but the ball hit by Jose Brizuela flew out to deep left field to end the game at 7-5 for Beloit's seventh straight loss.
It didn't look like it was going to be a good night for the Snappers when Darren Seferina doubled (20) on a line drive to right field off of Beloit's starter, Daniel Gossett, with the first pitch of the game. Paul DeJong was able to advance Seferina to third on a fly single to right field. Seferina got the Chiefs on the scoreboard when Alex De Leon hit a sacrifice fly to center.
The Snappers struck right back to even the score at 1-1 with the help of a passed ball that allowed Joe Bennie to score after he led off the inning with a double (24) to right and advanced to third after Justin Higley flew out to right field.
Both starting pitchers did a great job after the first, not allowing any runs until the fifth inning. Peoria took the lead when Seferina hit an RBI single to right.
Beloit took the lead back when Bennie hit a two run homer (4) on a fly ball to left field, making the game 3-2. The Snappers then extended their lead to 4-2 when Sandber Pimentel crushed a ball to right field. The 11th homer of the season for Pimentel was his first since before the All-Star break.
Seferina continued his heroics as he went yard on a fly ball to center field that scored Luis Cruz, tying the game up.
Peoria was able to retake the lead because of a fielding error by Jose Brizuela that allowed Harrison Bader to cross the plate.
In the bottom of the eighth, Max Kuhn hit a hard ground ball up the center that allowed Brizuela to score, tying the game up at 5-5.
The game winning hit was a two run homer to left field by Oscar Mercado that put the Chiefs up 7-5.
With a runner on third and first with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Brizuela hit a ball that made the crowd gasp in excitement but the ball ended up not being hit hard enough and was caught by Peoria's left fielder, Kenny Peoples-Walls.
Lefty, Jose Torres suffered the loss as he pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing a two run homer.
Beloit is 40-65 on the year and 14-21 in the second half. They'll try to avoid the sweep against the Chiefs tomorrow at 2:00 PM. Early arrivals to the game will get a free reusable shopping tote, courtesy of Aldi. Gates open at 1:00 PM. To buy tickets, stop by the office or call (608) 362-2272. Stay tuned to www.snappersbaseball.com and the Snappers' Facebook and Twitter accounts for all up to date news.
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