Tagged: O’Brien Field

Missouri Valley Conference rival Wichita State, Bradley University could not hold a 6-3 lead in the ninth inning, allowing the Shockers (20-16, 6-2 MVC) to rally for a 10-6 win in 10 innings Saturday afternoon at Peoria Chiefs Stadium. Trying to climb out of that 6-3 hole, Wichita State had a runner at second with two outs in the top of the ninth, then got an RBI double from Micah Green in front of four consecutive walks from Bradley pitchers Andy Johnson (three) and Stephen Toma to force extra innings tied at 6-6. The fifth and sixth runs actually scored on wild pitches, one from each reliever. The Braves put the potential winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth when Mike Tauchman worked a 10-pitch at-bat for a 2-out single and took second on a wild pitch, but he was tagged out at third on a Max Murphy high-hopper. After scoring four runs on two walks and four singles in the top of the 10th, the Shockers made an effort to give the game back to the Braves in the home half of the extra frame by loading the bases on a 2-out, 3rd-strike passed ball and consecutive walks.  Representing the tying run while standing in for his third career plate appearance, freshman pitcher Elliot Ashbeck just missed on a heroic swing, but ended the game with a fly ball to the right field warning track. The late-game events spoiled the first career start for Bradley left-hander Brent Stong, who allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits in 5.1 innings.

-Bob

It was a beautiful fall afternoon on Saturday, so I traveled downtown to get some game action shots of Bradley University as they took on Illinois Central College at O’Brien Field. The game went 11 innings so everyone on both teams could get some live game situations. The Braves led by head baseball coach Elvis Dominguez outlasted the Cougars and head coach Brett Kelley. Click here to view more photo’s to purchase.

-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

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