Chiefs Fall to Lake County Wednesday

By Danny Frey / Peoria Chiefs | July 11, 2018 11:00 PM

The Peoria Chiefs surrendered four sixth-inning runs in the series opening 5-1 loss to the Lake County Captains on Wednesday night. The Chiefs are now 10-8 in the second half and 49-39 overall with game two of the series set for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday.


    There was no scoring until the bottom of the fourth inning on Captains starter Francisco Perez. Yariel Gonzalez led off with a solo home run over the left field wall for his fourth long ball of the season and first while batting from the right side of the plate as the Chiefs grabbed a 1-0 lead.

    The Captains immediately answered in the top of the fifth with a solo homer of their own. Will Benson took Chiefs starter Alvaro Seijas deep to right to lead off the inning and tie the game 1-1.

    Lake County strung together a two-out rally to move ahead in the top of the sixth. Nolan Jones singled with two outs and Jonathan Laureano singled to put runners at the corners. Benson delivered a single to center scoring Jones as the Captains took a 2-1 lead. With runners at the corners again, Jose Vicente hit a three-run homer to left for a 5-1 advantage.

    Seijas (2-5) took the loss throwing six innings allowing five runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Zach Prendergast pitched two scoreless innings on one hit with one walk and two strikeouts. Patrick Dayton pitched a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a hit with one walk and two strikeouts.


Notes… Wednesday was the first meeting of the season between Lake County and Peoria…Lopez made his third start of the season at third base…Gonzalez hit his first home run batting from the right side this season…Montero had his 13-game hit streak snap…Plummer had his eight-game hit streak end…Rodriguez exited the game due to a hand injury in the top of the eighth and was replaced by Alexis Wilson behind the plate…After throwing out Gabriel Mejia in the third, Rodriguez has thrown out 45.2% of runners trying to steal (24-53)…The Chiefs are 10-5 in the first game of a series at home…The series continues at 7:00 p.m. Thursday with post-game fireworks as the Chiefs start RH Alex Fagalde (4-2, 1.99) against Lake County RH Jean Carlos Mejia (1-3, 3.72)… Thursday is a Baumgarten Distributing Beer & Brat Thirsty Thursday featuring $2 12 ounce domestic cans and soda, $3 16 ounce craft drafts and margaritas, and $3 brats…Students with a valid college ID can purchase $5 Lawn seats…Thursday is also a Taco Bell Live Mas Thursday as fans can show a Taco Bell receipt within the last seven days to receive a buy one, get one free ticket, limit four free tickets per transaction…The broadcast can be heard, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 6:45 p.m. on and is also available on the Peoria Chiefs Network on the Tune-In Radio App…The game is also available to subscribers on MiLB.TV.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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