Peoria, IL – Frederis Parra hurled seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts to help the Peoria Chiefs defeat the Kane County Cougars 4-0 Saturday night. The win improves the Chiefs to 32-30 in the second half and their Wild Card lead extends to three games over Clinton, who lost to Wisconsin, with eight games to play.
The Chiefs pulled ahead in the first inning against Kane County starter Emilio Vargas. Dylan Carlson led off with a walk and Kramer Robertson singled to left, giving the Chiefs runners at first and second. With one out Danny Hudzina singled to third to plate Carlson, and Robertson advanced to third when the throw to first was dropped.
Peoria extended their lead against Vargas and the Cougars in the second. Evan Mendoza led off with single to center and scored when Matt Fiedler tripled to the right-center gap, sliding in feet-first ahead of the tag to give Peoria a 2-0 advantage. The triple was Fiedler’s second of the season and the Chiefs 31st as a team.
The Chiefs continued the scoring in the third with Vargas still on the mound for Kane County. With one out, Stefan Trosclair blasted a solo home run deep over the left field wall to extend the Chiefs lead to 3-0. The homer traveled 379 feet and was Trosclair’s 13th of the season which is the second most on the active roster.
Peoria tacked on another run in the fifth against Vargas. Robertson led off with a double that took a high hop over Eudy Ramos at third base and went into left field. Trosclair drove Robertson in with a double to left and improved the Peoria lead to 4-0.
Parra (4-6) threw seven scoreless innings in a win, allowing four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Leland Tilley threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit while hitting a batter and striking out five.