Munoz homer helps Beloit top Peoria in Wednesday matinee

Beloit Snappers DH Yairo Munoz rounds the bases after hitting a 3-run HR Wednesday.

Beloit Snappers DH Yairo Munoz rounds the bases after hitting a 3-run HR Wednesday.

A two-out, three-run homer by Yairo Munoz in the top of the 8th inning was enough for the Beloit Snappers to beat the Peoria Chiefs 5-4 Wednesday at Dozer Park.

The Chiefs scored first in the 3rd inning. After being hit by a pitch, Oscar Mercado stole second and third base before touching home on a groundout by Collin Radack.

Beloit Snappers SS Edwin Diaz and Peoria Chiefs baserunner Oscar Mercado talk during a break in the action Wednesday.

Beloit Snappers SS Edwin Diaz and Peoria Chiefs baserunner Oscar Mercado talk during a break in the action.

The Snappers took their first lead of the game on a two-run double by Edwin Diaz in the top of the 5th inning. After Munoz’s home run gave Beloit a 5-1 lead in the top half of the 8th inning, Peoria responded with three runs of its own in the bottom half. Justin Ringo drove in Magneuris Sierra with a sacrifice fly, then Alex DeLeon hit a two-run homer to make it a one-run game.

Peoria Chiefs 1B Alex DeLeon walks back to the dugout after hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Peoria Chiefs 1B Alex DeLeon walks back to the dugout after hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Snappers SP Junior Mendez got the win. He gave up one run on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman in six innings. He struck out one.

Beloit Snappers SP Junior Mendez

Beloit Snappers SP Junior Mendez

Chiefs SP Austin Gomber took the loss. He gave up two runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings. He struck out four.

Peoria Chiefs SP Austin Gomber

Peoria Chiefs SP Austin Gomber

*All photos by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler

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