Chicago Prospects Help Propel Team USA

Chicago Prospects Help Propel Team USA

Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011
Posted: 10:00 a.m.
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The United States blasted past Chinese Taipei, 15-1, Tuesday night at Ramon Cantera Stadium in Aguadulce, Panama. There was a distinct Chicago flavor to the victory.

Jordan Danks of the White Sox was 1-for-3, scored a pair of runs and stole a base while Brett Jackson of the Cubs was 1-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Cubs hurler Jeff Beliveau struck out a pair in a scoreless inning of work but didnt factor in the decision.

The US squad is 1-1 and will face Japan on Wednesday in Panama City at Rod Carew Stadium. In other news, Baseball America named Jackson as one of the top 20 prospects in the Southern League on Wednesday. Jackson spent half the season in Tennessee before getting bumped up to Triple-A Iowa. He was the only member of the Smokies or the Birmingham Barons, the White Sox affiliate in the Double-A Southern League, to earn a mention on the squad.

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Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.