Peoria Chiefs pitchers struck out 23 batters in their 14-inning win over the Burlington Bees on Tuesday. That is believed to be a franchise record.
SP Alex Reyes fanned 11 batters in six shutout innings, matching his career-high for strikeouts in a game. Five relievers combined to notch 12 more strikeouts.
The Chiefs led the game early, scoring once in the top of the 1st inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Bees rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 8th, but the Chiefs tied the score in the top of the 9th to force extra innings. The Chiefs won 4-2 after RF Rowan Wick hit a two-run homer in the top of the 14th.
LF Vaughn Bryan and 1B Justin Ringo each had three hits for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are 10-5 in extra innings this season. According to broadcaster Nathan Baliva, the 1994 team is the only one in franchise history with more extra-inning wins (11).
Cougars rally in 9th for 4-3 win
The Kane County Cougars rallied for four runs in the bottom of the 9th inning Tuesday to beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 4-3.
River Bandits SP Kevin Comer and RP Adrian Houser each pitched four scoreless innings before the Cougars got to RP Frederick Tiburcio in the 9th. 1B Jacob Rogers hit a two-run homer before a run-scoring wild pitch tied the game and SS Danny Lockhart drove in the winning run.