Peoria Chiefs at Beloit Snappers


April 12th, 2004

Chiefs
Name POS AB R H RBI
Mike McCoy2B 5 1 1 0
Kyle Boyer DH 4 1 2 0
Cody Haerther LF 5 1 1 1
Terry Evans CF 3 1 1 1
John Santor 1B 2 0 0 1
Travis Parker RF 4 0 0 0
Matt Dryer C 3 0 1 0
Matt Pagnozzi C 3 0 0 0
Milko Jaramillo SS 4 0 0 0
Snappers
Name POS AB R H RBI
Terry Trofholz RF 4 1 3 2
Steve Moss CF 2 1 1 0
Robby Deevers CF 3 0 0 0
Drew Anderson LF 5 1 2 0
Lou Palmisano C 3 2 1 2
Vinny Rottino DH 4 1 2 0
Adam Heether 3B 5 1 1 2
Carlos Coporan 1B 4 2 1 2
Josh Murray SS 4 1 2 0
Guilder Rodriguez 2B 4 0 3 2


Peoria 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 6 0
Beloit 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 X 10 16 1

E-Heether, LOB PEO-9, BEL-9, 2B-Palmisano, Rottino, Heether, HR-Evans, HBP-Pagnozzi, Palmisano, Corporan, SACB-Trofholz, SACF-Santor, SB-Trofholz

Chiefs
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Miguel Aguero 4 11 5 5 0 0 L (0-1)
Richard Scalamandre 2 0 0 0 0 3 ND
Jackson Paz 0.1 2 4 4 1 1 ND
Justin Garza 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 ND
Josh Brey 1 0 0 0 1 1 ND

Snappers
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Greg Kloosterman 3 3 3 2 4 0 ND
Kenny Durost 4 2 1 1 1 5 W (1-0)
Dan Grybash 2 1 0 0 0 4 ND

WP-Aguero, Brey 2, Kloosterman, Durost, HB-Pagnozzi (Durost), Palmisano (Aguero), Corporan (Paz)
T-3:15, A-394


Beloit Daily News
by Jim Franz

The way to staying warm in the Midwest League, the Beloit Snappers say is layering.

It helps to keep moving, too and t he Beloit offense did plenty of that Monday night.

"I thought the other nights were cold, but this was the worst," outfielder Terry Trofholz said after collecting three of Beloit's 16 hits in a 10-4 rout of the Peoria Chiefs at Pohlman Field. "But that's fine. Everyone has to deal with it."

"I just wear a lof of layers. They block out the wind and that's the key to staying warm."

The Snappers' 16 hits were just three fewer than they managed in their first three games.

"We hadn't been swinging the bat too well, but we knew that would come around." Trofholz said. "Tonight they were leaving the ball out over the plate and we were taking advantage. It was good to see."

With the wind chill dipping the temperature into the 20s, Beloit didn't have it's first strikeout until the fifth inning.

"If you pull the ball in play, things happen," Beloit manager Don Money said. "They didn't have any errors and we didn't always hit the ball hard. But we hit it to the right spots. For the kind of weather we played in, it was a pretty good night."

Nine Snappers batted in the opening inning as Beloit jumped on Peoria starter Miguel Aguero (0-1) for five runs.

The Chiefs bounced back with three runs in the third inning and then cut it to 5-4 on Terry Evans leadoff home run against Ken Durost in the fifth inning.

The Snappers answered in the seventh, however, scoring five more time with the key blow a two run double by Adam Heether that atoned for his third inning error.

"I didn't have any hits earlier, but I try to seperate my at bats thinking the next one is just as important." he said. "I tried to work up the middle and hit a line drive somewhere and it paid off."

Heether said he didn't let the cold hinder him. "It's always there, but you have to put it out of your mind." he said. "During the middle of an at bat you're not really thinking about it, but between at bats and in field on defense, it's something everyone has to deal with."

Money was elated to see his team respond to Peoria's rally. "They were pecking away at our lead and I've seen many times that if you don't add on you end up losing." the manager said. "Heether's double was very big, It gave us a little breathing room."

Durost (1-0), who had worked out of a jam in the fifth with a pair of strikeouts, toiled two more scoreless innings. He allowed only two hits and a run in four innings in relief of starter Greg Kloosterman (3 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned). Dan Grybash finished up with two scoreless innings.

The Snappers quickly loaded the bases in the first inning on singles by Trofholz, Moss and Drew Anderson. Lou Palmisano, batting .500, then laced a double into right center for two RBI's. Two outs later, Carlos Corporan smacked a two run single to left.

"Corporan's hit was really important because if they get out of that inning giving up just two runs it's a completely different ballgame." Money said

Josh Murray kept the inning alive with a base hit and Guilder Rodriguez's hit scored run number five before Murray was thrown out trying to take third.

Beloit threatened, but didn't score again until the seventh. Reliever Jackson Paz issued a one out walk to Palmisano and Vinny Rottino singled. Heether then belted his two run double.

The Snappers went on to send 10 men to the plate with Rodriguez collecting another RBI single and Trofholz a two run single.

Of Beloit's 16 hits, three were doubles. The team is still looking for it's first home run.

"It's either going to be inside the park or on the road because the ball dosen't carry here with the wind blowing in and that cold." Trofholz said. "We'll get our homers eventually."

Notes
Trofholz and Rodriguez were both 3 for 4. The Snappers also got two hits apiece from Anderson, Rottino and Murray. Beloit out hit Peoria 16-6. Boyer was the only Chiefs with two hits. Centerfielder Steve Moss came out of the lineup in the fourth inning when he twisted his ankle fielding Kyle Boyer's single. Money said he'll be day to day.