Palm Beach 1B Luke Voit drove in the winning (and the game's only) run in the bottom of the 11th. Voit, a St. Louis area native and Missouri State product, was making his full-season league debut. He spent all of last season at State College after being drafted in the 22nd round in June.
The Palm Beach pitching staff was obviously the star of the night. Thomas Lee faced only 27 batters in 8 innings before turning it over to the 'pen. Iden Nazario and Christopher Thomas faced the minimum the rest of the way, and struck out 5 of the 9 Manatees who came up to bat.
Jimmy Reed (SP): 6.1 IP, 11 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, HR
The Chiefs jumped on Clinton starter Lars Huijer early, scoring once in the 1st and 6 more times in the 2nd, and never looking back.
Justin Ringo and Mason Katz were the hitting stars for Peoria. Ringo was the 2nd first baseman making his full-season debut in the system last night. The 2013 28th round pick out of Stanford spent last season in short season ball and until yesterday had been in extended spring training. Mason Katz came into the night slashing .174/.283/.386 and ended at .199/.306/.390.
Jimmy Reed had what may have been his best start of the season. It was his longest outing of the year, and he struck out a season high 9 batters, while walking no batters for the 1st time all year.
Vaughn Bryan was making his debut in the field after DHing last night.
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