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Chiefs Bats Stymied in Series Finale Sunday

June 5, 2022

Appleton, WI- The Peoria offense was held to just five hits Sunday in a 5-1 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. With the victory, Wisconsin denied the Chiefs of their second-straight road series win. The Timber Rattlers broke through in the first with one swing of the bat. With one

Appleton, WI- The Peoria offense was held to just five hits Sunday in a 5-1 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. With the victory, Wisconsin denied the Chiefs of their second-straight road series win.

The Timber Rattlers broke through in the first with one swing of the bat. With one out in the inning, Zavier Warren homered off of Chiefs starter Zane Mills into the Peoria bullpen to give Wisconsin the early 1-0 cushion.

The Chiefs wasted no time to respond in the top of the second. Francisco Hernandez led off the inning with a triple to the right-center gap. Then, a few pitches later, Thomas Francisco picked up his 17th RBI of the year on a single to center. The Hernandez tally made it a 1-1 ballgame.

Both offenses were held quiet for much of Sunday’s afternoon affair, which was played through a light rain for much of the day. In the bottom of the fifth, Ashton McGee added a solo homer of his own to push the Timber Rattlers back in front, 2-1. Mills completed the inning before exiting the ballgame. In his third High-A start, he allowed just two hits over five innings, both solo homers.

After Nathanael Heredia worked a clean sixth, Wisconsin snapped a week-long scoreless streak put together by the Chiefs bullpen. With one out in the inning, Alex Hall mashed a two-homer to stop the bullpen’s scoreless streak at 22.1 innings of work.

Wisconsin took a 4-1 advantage into the eighth and tacked on one more run for good measure to create the final margin. Right-hander Justin Jarvis, who held the Chiefs to just three hits, earned the win.

The Chiefs will enjoy an off-day on Monday. They return home Tuesday to kick off a 12-game homestand against the Quad Cities River Bandits. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.