Peoria, IL - Leandro Cedeno gave the Peoria Chiefs their first walk off win of the season as he singled home Lars Nootbaar with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth for a 2-1 win over the Clinton LumberKings Tuesday night.
The Chiefs improve to 5-7 and look to take the series finale Wednesday at 12:05 p.m.
For the second night in a row, the LumberKings jumped out to an early lead. With two outs in the top of the second, Bubba Hollins hit a solo home run off Chiefs starter Tommy Parsons, which was the first run Parsons surrendered in his 14 2/3 innings pitched this season.
Peoria broke through against Chris Vallimont in the bottom of the fifth. Cedeno tied the game at one when he blasted his first homerun of the season to right field to lead off the inning.
The Chiefs walked off in the ninth after loading the bases with two outs, Nootbaar and Brandon Riley started the inning with a pair of singles to put runners on first and second with no outs. After two strikeouts, Brendan Donovan walked to load the bases, and Cedeno hit a hard line drive over the shortstop's head to score Nootbaar from third and give the Chiefs their first walkoff win of the season.
Parsons took the no decision as he pitched eight strong innings, with a career-high eight strikeouts, while allowing only one run on four hits. Sebastian Tabata (1-0) entered in the ninth and pitched a perfect inning, while notching one strikeout.
The Chiefs conclude the three-game set with Clinton, Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Promotions can be found on the team website or social media accounts. The Chiefs will start RH Alvaro Seijas (1-1, 3.24) against Clinton RH Humberto Mejia (1-0, 1.29). The broadcast can be heard, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 11:50 a.m. on the Peoria Chiefs Tune-In Page, which is free and also has a free app for smartphones and tablets. The game will also be available to watch on MiLB.TV for subscribers.
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