Beloit, WI - The Peoria Chiefs were shutout for the first time this season in a 12-0 loss to the Beloit Snappers Saturday afternoon. The hosts hit three homers and outhit the Chiefs 16-5 as Peoria falls to 5-4 on the season with a day off for Easter Sunday.
The Chiefs got two of their five hits in the first inning as Stefan Trosclair and Andrew Knizner both singled with two outs against Brendan Butler. But the Snappers righty retired Brian O'Keefe and the Chiefs didn't have another base runner until the sixth inning
Beloit got on the board in the third inning when Edwin Diaz hit his second home run of the series for a 2-0 lead. Steven Farinaro, making his 2017 debut, faced the first three batters in the fifth inning and left with the Chiefs down 3-0. Dailyn Martinez entered the game and allowed a single and a sacrifice fly as Beloit took a 5-0 lead.
The Snappers put the game out of reach in the sixth inning. With two on base Javon Shelby launched a three-run homer to left field for an 8-0 lead. After another single, Eric Carter replaced Martinez as the Chiefs third pitcher of the day. A single and double put the Snappers on top 10-0 and Miguel Mercedes made it 12-0 with his second homer in as many days.
Farinaro (0-1) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk in four innings while striking out four. Martinez allowed four runs on six hits over one inning. Carter allowed three runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in one inning. Estarlin Arias threw two perfect innings with three strikeouts.
Notes… The Chiefs were shutout for the first time all season…Because of the rainout Monday on his scheduled day to pitch, Farinaro was the last player to get into a game off the Chiefs opening day roster…Trosclair and Knizner each had two hits while the Chiefs had just five as a team…Peoria pitchers allowed three homers in back-to-back games and seven total in the series…The Chiefs lost for the first time in their red batting practice jerseys…The entire Midwest League is off for Easter Sunday…The Chiefs will host Cedar Rapids at 6:30 p.m. Monday to kick off
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