On The Farm: Bour and Clevenger have big days for Cubs

On The Farm: Bour and Clevenger have big days for Cubs

Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010
Posted: 10:30 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com
CUBS Peoria A
Jason Bour was a wrecking crew for Peoria in its 11-10 victory at Clinton.

Bour had three hits, including a seventh-inning grand slam, and seven RBIs. He picked up two of those RBIs with a single in the eighth inning, a base hit that helped break open the game for the Chiefs. Bour started out with an RBI double in the sixth.

Hak-Ju Lee also had three hits and an RBI while DJ Fitzgerald contributed two hits and two RBIs. Yohan Gonzalez tossed 2 13 scoreless innings to pick up his first victory of the season. Jeff Lorick made his Cubs debut and allowed four runs in 23 of an inning.
Tennessee AA
Five was the magic number for Steve Clevenger Saturday night as Tennessee defeated Mississippi, 7-2, at Smokies Stadium.

Clevenger was 5-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs. He had a three-run double in fifth after hitting a solo homer in the fourth, falling a triple short of the cycle. Russ Canzler had two hits and drove in a run.

Chris Archer 8-1 bounced back from his worst outing of the year to win his eight game with the Smokies and 15th overall. He surrendered two runs on four hits over six innings.

In other action, Daytona allowed 12 first-inning runs at Jackie Robinson Stadium en route to a 15-2 loss to Brevard County. Dae-Eun Rhee 5-13 and Chris Siegfried each allowed six runs in the frame. Micah Hoffpauir scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, bringing home what would be the winning run as Iowa edged Nashville, 4-3, in the opening game of a home stand. Marquez Smith had a three-run homer to account for the I-Cubs other runs. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games in the process. Scott Maine picked up the win while Jeff Samardzija had a no-decision after allowing three runs in six innings.

WHITE SOX Charlotte AAA
Charlotte continued its mastery over Gwinnett on Saturday, squeaking out an 8-6 victory at Knights Stadium. The Knights improved to 12-3 against the Braves this season.

Dayan Viciedo had a two-run homer for Charlotte while Stefan Gartrell and Josh Kroeger also drove in two runs apiece. Brent Morel had a triple and an RBI, extending his hitting streak to six games.

Miguel Socolovich tossed four shutout innings in relief, extending his streak to 10-13 scoreless innings, to earn the win. Randy Williams fanned a pair in the ninth to earn his second save.

In other action, Potomac bounced Winston-Salem, 9-2, at Pfitzner Stadium. Seth Loman had a homer and two RBIs for the Dash. Charlie Leesman allowed a run in six innings but didnt factor into the decision as Huntsville edged Birmingham, 2-1. Henry Mabee allowed a run in 1 23 innings to take the loss. Cole Armstrong had a homer and an RBI for the Barons. Greensboro pounded visiting Kannapolis, 7-2. Justin Collup allowed five runs in 4 23 innings and was charged with the loss. Juan Silverio had two doubles and a triple for Kannapolis. Bristol also lost, dropping an 11-8 decision at Bluefield. The hosts scored eight runs in the second inning and held on as the Sox cut the lead to 8-7 before they pulled away again. Drew Lee had a homer and three RBIs for Bristol. Jarrett Casey allowed eight runs in 1 13 innings to fall to 0-6.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Fremd's Grace Tworek

This week's Wintrust Athlete of the Week is Fremd senior Grace Tworek. 

Tworek has led the Vikings on and off the court this season. Last week, the Harvard commit put up a career-high 29 points in a win over Wheeling. 

Learn more about Tworek's success in the video above. 

Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

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Saturday on CSN: Loyola, Illinois State host Missouri Valley opponents

CSN will have two Missouri Valley Conference games with local teams on Saturday. 

The first game tips at 3 p.m. live on CSN as Evansville heads to Loyola. The second game tips at 7 p.m. and is also live on CSN as Drake will play at Illinois State.

Loyola (13-7, 3-4) is coming off of a tough road loss in double overtime to Northern Iowa. The Ramblers have been led by senior Milton Doyle this season as the former Marshall star is one of the better guards in the Valley.

Evansville (10-10, 1-6) has dropped five straight games as they're struggling to gain any momentum in conference play. Senior guard Jaylon Brown is having an outstanding season for the Purple Aces as he's putting up 21.2 points per game.

The second matchup has Drake (6-13, 4-3) traveling to Illinois State. The Bulldogs have won three of four games and junior guard Reed Timmer is dangerous while former Saint Viator product Ore Arogundade is having a solid sophomore season. 

Illinois State (15-4, 7-0) is leading the Valley after a huge win over Wichita State as they've won eight straight games. The Redbirds are hoping to make a run to an NCAA tournament bid with another home win.