Peoria Chiefs at Beloit Snappers

April 14th, 2004

Anthony Monegan RF 4 1 1 0
Mike McCoy 3B 4 0 0 0
Cody Haerther LF 4 0 2 1
Terry Evans CF 4 1 1 1
John Santor 1B 4 1 1 0
Kyle Boyer 2B 4 0 0 0
Ben Rosenthal C 4 1 2 0
Tyler Parker DH 4 1 1 3
Milko Jaramillo SS 3 0 0 0
Terry Trofholz CF 5 1 2 0
Robby Deevers RF 3 0 0 1
Drew Anderson LF 2 0 1 1
Gilberto Acosta LF 1 1 0 1
Lou Palmisano C 4 2 2 0
Vinny Rottino DH 4 1 3 2
Adam Heether 3B 3 1 1 2
Carlos Corporan 1B 4 1 1 0
Josh Murray SS 4 0 0 0
Guilder Rodriguez 2B 3 2 2 0

Peoria 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 8 0
Beloit 0 6 0 0 2 1 0 0 X 9 12 0

LOB PEO-4, BEL-6, 2B-Monegan, Haerther, Palmisano, Rottino, 3B-Heether, HR-Evans, Parker, HBP-Deevers, SACF-Acosta, SB-Trofholz, Rodriguez, CS-Deevers, Rodriguez

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Jordan Pals 4.1 10 8 8 1 6 L (1-1)
James Mondesir 1.2 1 1 1 2 1 ND
Josh Brey 1 1 0 0 0 1 ND
Rob Jordan1 0 0 0 1 1 ND

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Greg Moreira 5.1 5 2 2 0 2 W (1-0)
Dana Eveland 3.2 3 3 3 1 4 SV (1)

WP-Pals, HBP-Deevers (Pals), BK-Pals, Moreira, PB-Rosenthal
T-2:35, A-417

Beloit Daily News
by Charlie Carr

All it took was one big inning, and the Beloit Snappers seemed to feel more and more comfortable on the field.

The Snappers scored six runs in the bottom of the second inning and went on to defeat the Peoria Chiefs, 9-5 in Midwest League action from Pohlman Field on Wedneday.

The Snappers took a 2-1 series lead as they wrap up the four game set with Peoria today (6:00 start).

Beloit roughed up Peoria starter Jordan Pals in the second. The Snappers had seven hits, and it all started with Adam Heether's two run triple to left that scored Lou Palmisano and Vinny Rottino.

Heether, who is still batting under the Mendoza Line at .190, hopes that hit will jump start his game a little bit.

"I'm just trying to make contact, and let things take care of themselves," Heether said. "Hopefully I can keep replaying that. We'll see what happends. Every day I'm seeing the ball a little better."

Greg Moreira (1-0) who gave up a towering solo home run to Terry Evans to lead off the second inning was much more settled in once his team battled back for a commanding 6-1 lead.

Moreira retired nine of the next 10 Chiefs at the plate on nothing by flyouts and groundouts.

"Our guys were locked in. So I had to do the jon and them the ball to make the plays on." said Moreira, the sixth defferent Snapper in six games to get a start on the mound this year.

The Snappers were zoned in with the glove. They did not commit an error during their strongest defensive effort so far in this young season.

Shortstop Josh Murray was responsible for every putout in the third inning.

"Scoring those runs helped us out, as little but. It helped us relax out there when the game isn't as close." Murray said.

Catcher Lou Palmisano, who spent most of Tuesday night trying to flag down would be base stealers, had a much more laid back game on Wednesday. Pitchers Moreira and Dana Eveland scattered five hits through the first eight innings.

"I was comfortable tonight," Palmisano said. "The pitchers three great tonight, and when the pitchers throw good, it makes it a lot easier to catch. Tonight I just sat back there and caught the ball all night. I didn't really have to do anything."

Peoria designated hitter Tyler Parker belted a two out, three run homer in the ninth inning. But Eveland immediateley battled back to get Milko Jaramillo on a groundout to end the game.

Beloit wound up with 12 hits, with designated hitter Vinny Rottino leading the charge with a 3 for 4 performance. Rottino drove in two runs.

Terry Trofholz, Palmisano and Guilder Rodriguez each had two hits.

The Snappers scored two runs in the fifth inning for their biggest lead at 8-1. Both teams exchanged runs in the sixth.

Eveland picked up his first save of the season.

The Snappers will sent Brian Montalbo (0-0) to the hill today against Peoria's Kyle McClellan (0-1). The Snappers start an eight game road trip begining with Fort Wayn on Friday.