Category: Cubs

Kane County’s Pierce Johnson’s scattered six hits with eight strikeouts to hand the Peoria Chiefs an 8-1 loss at Dozer Park Friday evening before 3,532 fans. This date marked the eleventh year of the Chiefs playing in downtown Peoria, when they played there first game May 24, 2002. The sixth-ranked prospect in the Chicago Cubs system used his slider to perfection to handcuff the Chiefs all night. Carson Kelly’s sacrifice fly produced Peoria’s only run. Tyrell Jenkins took the loss for the Chiefs giving up 5 hits and 4 runs in five innings of work.

-Bob

I went down to O’Brien Field to photograph the next to last home game of the season of the Peoria Chiefs. Looking to shoot some behind the scenes stuff of the crowd rather than the game, after nearly six months of shooting baseball over the summer. Hope you enjoy the snapshots as I get ready for fall season.

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs’ three-game winning streak ended when the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers scored three runs in the ninth inning to hand the Chiefs a 4-1 loss on Tuesday on Illini Night at O’Brien Field before 1,334 fans. The loss dampened a night that started with new Illinois men’s basketball coach John Groce throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. The Timber Rattlers had three straight singles to start the inning against Peoria reliever Justin Berg to break the tie. A second run scored on an error by Wes Darvill and Berg was lifted for Austin Reed. Click here for game stats.

-Bob

The Peoria Chiefs committed 5 costly errors were defeated by the Burlington Bees 5-1 before 3,234 fans on Bradley University Community night at O’Brien Field. All five of there runs scored were unearned. The Chiefs could manage just two hits off Burlington starter Tanner Peters (2-4), who also struck out eight in five innings of work. Chiefs starting pitcher Jeffry Antigua (1-2) took the loss. Bradley Braves new women’s head basketball coach Michael Brooks threw out the first pitch prior to the start of the game. Click here for the game box score.

-Bob

It was a warm and beautiful evening Friday night, with start of the second half of the Class A Midwest League. With long time MLB rivals the Cubs and the Cardinals getting ready to battle. A huge crowd of 5,513 baseball fans at O’Brien Field were treated to a pre-game appearance by the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales. Once the game got underway the Famous Chicken entertained fans of all ages.

-Bob

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