Results from games played Wednesday, September 9th.
Palm Beach sent its ace to the mound on Tuesday and it was not enough to stave off elimination as the Beach Birds were grounded by the Stone Crabs, 6-4. Palm Beach was swept in its first-round Florida State League playoff series, zero games to two.
Luke Weaver (L, 0-1) went six frames, permitting single tallies in the first and fourth plus a two-run sixth. The fourth-inning score was a solo bomb, one of five hits yielded.
The PB-Cards outhit Charlotte (TB) 11 to nine but went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 players on. Luke Voit swung a big bat, doubling three times in five at bats, scoring one and driving in two. Collin Radack and Carson Kelly went 2-for-4, with Radack touching home once and Kelly working a base-on-balls.
The Chiefs literally walked off with a 2-1 victory over the Cougars at Dozer Field on Tuesday. The series moves to Kane County (ARI), where Peoria will try to win one of the remaining two scheduled first-round playoff contests.
Locked in a 1-1 battle through the visitors half of the ninth, Brian O’Keefe opened the home half with a double. Derek Gibson, who pinch ran for Peoria’s designated hitter, advanced to third on a balk, triggering back-to-back intentional free passes to Nick Thompson and Steve Bean. The Stone Crabs’ hurler was unable to regain the strike zone, issuing a base-on-balls to Kenny Peoples-Walls that brought Gibson across.
Jack Flaherty tossed seven strong frames, giving up a run on two of the five hits yielded. Flaherty struck out six.
A trio of Chiefs’ relievers combined to retire six straight, beginning with Steve Sabatino. Sabatino recorded the first two outs in the eighth and Jery Then the last. Kyle Grana (W, 1-0) struck out two in the ninth.
Thursday’s game: at Kane County (0-1), 6:30 pm CT, Austin Gomber (0-0, ---)
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