The Cedar Rapids Kernels scored 11 times in the 4th inning as part of a 23-run explosion off the Peoria Chiefs’ pitching staff.
Peoria managed only three runs, making the Monday night game the worst loss in Chiefs history. The previous franchise record was a 19-run difference in Peoria’s 21-2 loss to the Kane County Cougars on July 4, 2005.
Every Kernels batters collected at least one hit, and seven of them had three or more. All but Pat Kelly drove in at least one run.
Two Kernels — leadoff batter Sean Miller and No. 9 hitter Austin Diemer — reached base six times. T.J. White went 4-for-7 with a double, a triple and 5 RBI. Edgar Corcino went 3-for-7 with a double, a solo homer and 5 RBI. Nick Gordon and Max Murphy each had three hits and 2 RBI.
Despite the lopsided loss, Peoria still had a couple offensive highlights. Jake Gronsky went 4-for-4 with two doubles, and Harrison Bader hit a two-run homer.
Click here to see the game’s box score.
Earlier Monday, Kernels RHP Sam Gibbons and Chiefs outfielder Nick Thompson respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of August 17-23.