Chiefs Fall Friday, Win Series in Geneva
Geneva, IL - Going for the sweep, the Peoria Chiefs had a three-run lead slip away in a 4-3 loss to the Kane County Cougars Friday night. With three singles and a RBI, third baseman Imeldo Diaz was the Pekin Insurance Beyond the Expected Player of the Game.
The Chiefs took the lead in the third inning against starter Luis Frias. Peoria loaded the bases on a single by Josh Shaw, a Jonatan Machado walk and Delvin Perez was hit by a pitch. With one down, Diaz brought home Shaw with an infield single off the pitcher as the bases remained loaded. Carlos Sot put the Chiefs on top with a sacrifice fly to center as Machado scored and Perez took third. With Alexis Wilson batting, Perez stole home on the throw back to the mound as the Chiefs went on top 3-0.
Kane County scored a run in the bottom of the inning on two doubles. In the fifth they tied the game on a two-run homer and took the lead later in the inning against starter Mike Brettell.
The Chiefs had two runners on base in the seventh but a caught stealing stopped the rally. In the ninth, Riley singled and two wild pitches put the tying run at third base. But Kane County won the game on two straight outs.
Brettell (4-9) took the loss as he allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings as he walked one and struck out four. Connor Thomas threw two shutout innings and Evan Sisk delivered a shutout frame as well.
The Chiefs return home to start a seven-game homestand with a 6:35 p.m. Saturday game against Wisconsin. The broadcast can be heard, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:20 p.m. on the Peoria Chiefs Tune-In Page, which is free and also has a free app for smartphones and tablets. The game is also available on MiLB.TV for subscribers.
The first 1000 fans 13 and over get a Jim Thome Hall of Fame bobblehead presented by Hardee's. Thome will be on hand to throw out a ceremonial first pitch as will former Peoria Central and Indiana University basketball star AJ Guyton. There will be post-game fireworks and a pitch-in for charity tennis ball toss to raise money for Theresa Tracy Trot. Individual game tickets, group tickets and season ticket packages, including full-season, a 35-game ticket package, an 18-game ticket package or a Flex Plan are currently on sale by calling 309-680-4000. Individual game tickets are also on sale with the Dozer Park Box Office open Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and online at www.peoriachiefs.com which also lists all of the season's promotions. Game times and promotions are subject to change.
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