On The Farm: Nate Jones Comes Up Big For The Dash

On The Farm: Nate Jones Comes Up Big For The Dash

Thursday Aug. 29, 2010
Posted: 9:51 p.m.
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com
WHITE SOXWinston-Salem A
Nate Jones was brilliant Tuesday night as the Dash continued to hold their lead in the Carolina Leagues Southern Division. The big right-hander picked up his 11th victory as Winston-Salem upended Lynchburg, 6-0, at BB&T Ballpark.

Jones went seven innings, scattering three hits and striking out three. It was his second consecutive victory and third in four starts, a 26-inning stretch in which hes posted a 2.08 ERA. Taylor Thompson and Tyson Corley allowed one hit over the final two innings to preserve the shutout.

Jose Martinez had two hits, including a homer and three RBIs. Seth Loman added a solo homer while Kenny Williams drove in a pair.
Kannapolis A
The Intimidators scored three ninth-inning runs and rallied for a 5-2 victory at Delmarva. John Spatolas two-run triple was the big blow. He then scored on a wild pitch to close out the rally.

Spatolas effort made a winner of Kevin Moran, who picked up his first Sally League victory of the season. Orlando Santos pitched a scoreless ninth for his 15th save.

Bristol Rookie
Jarrett Casey finally got off the schneid Tuesday night, earning his first victory as Bristol held off a late Kingsport rally for a 4-2 win.

Casey had been 0-7 prior to the game but tossed six shutout innings, scattering six hits. Chase Blackwood had three hits, including a homer, and an RBI.
Arizona Fall League
The AFL announced its rosters on Tuesday and the White Sox will be well represented. There are currently seven players on the Peoria Seguaros roster. Pitchers Anthony Carter, Charlie Leesman, Johnnie Lowe and Henry Maybee will be joined by catcher Josh Phegley, infielder Eduardo Escobar and outfielder Jared Mitchell, considered by many to be Chicagos top prospect before he suffered a season-ending ankle injury in spring training. Rich Dotson will serve as the pitching coach.
In other action, catcher Adam Ricks came off the DL in Winston-Salem and was promoted to Charlotte. RHP Carlos Torres was optioned to Charlotte from Chicago. RHP Brian Omogrosso was optioned from Charlotte to Birmingham. The Knights, meanwhile, dropped a 5-2 decision at Birmingham. Freddy Dolsi took the loss. Carolina defeated Birmingham, 9-4. Omogrosso got in and pitched a scoreless inning after Angel Garcia allowed seven runs on seven hits over six innings.
CUBSDaytona A
Daytonas playoff chances took a hit Tuesday night as Clearwater rallied in the bottom of the 10th inning for a 2-1 victory at Bright House Field.

The Cubs had taken a 1-0 lead in the top half of the inning on a Jose Valdez RBI single.
Jake Opitz led off the inning with a double, was bunted to third and scored on Valdezs single to left. Jeff Beliveau came on to pitch the bottom of the inning and issued a leadoff walk, one of two he would allow in the inning, before ultimately loading the bases and giving up a two-run single to Darin Ruf.

Catcher Mark Reed was promoted to Tennessee while catcher Mario Mercedes was added from Tennessee. Daytona catcher Mike Brenly and his teammates first baseman Rebel Ridling and second baseman DJ LeMahieu were named to the Florida State Leagues post-season all-star team.
Arizona Fall League
The AFL announced its rosters on Tuesday and the Cubs will be well represented. There are currently seven players on the Mesa Solar Sox roster. Pitchers David Cale, Chris Carpenter, Jake Muyco and Kyle Smit will be joined by infielders Ryan Flaherty and Josh Vitters as well as outfielder Brett Jackson. Casey Kopitzke will be the manager.
In other action, Tennessee managed only three hits and dropped a 5-0 decision at Jacksonville. Chris Archer 8-2 allowed four runs in five innings.

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

Dwyane Wade gets a little help but saves the day defensively over Kings

Dwyane Wade gets a little help but saves the day defensively over Kings

It was a gift and the Bulls weren't going to look it in the mouth as Dwyane Wade was poised to finish off another one of his sterling defensive plays with a breakaway dunk with the game tied and Arron Afflalo and DeMarcus Cousins trailing.

Lightly touched by the small of his back by Cousins, Wade miscalculated his liftoff and missed the dunk but was bailed out by the refs for a foul with 14 seconds left.

Then, he bailed the Bulls out.

Wade had his fifth fourth-quarter defensive play, stripping Cousins on a steal on the ensuing possession with the Sacramento Kings having a chance to win, leading to a Michael Carter-Williams dunk and finishing a 102-99 win Saturday night at the United Center.

It was a clock-turning performance for Wade on both ends of the floor, even if his missed dunk is a reminder that he is 35 years old. But putting up 30 with six rebounds and four assists on the second night of a back-to-back is proof positive he took Friday's loss to Atlanta personally and used his play to back up those feelings.

He scored 13 in the fourth, along with the last of his four blocked shots and all three of his steals took place in the final 12.

Cousins dominated the game with 42 and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes, the only Kings player in double figures all night.

Back-to-back triples from Cousins gave him 40 and tied the game at 97, as a third one rimmed out with a little under two minutes left.

Cousins dominated the start of the third quarter, hitting midrange jumpers over Robin Lopez and taunting the Bulls bench after hitting a jumper to put the Kings ahead, 70-63 midway through the third.

It looked like the worst was over when the Bulls made a short run to end the third, surviving the onslaught from Cousins — and surviving their own experimenting as the Paul Zipser played heavy minutes and even finished out the game on the floor.

Zipser scored 13 and Nikola Mirotic scored 11 off the bench, with Jimmy Butler scoring 23 with seven assists and five rebounds in 39 minutes.

Phillips DT Chris Elmore commits to Syracuse

Phillips DT Chris Elmore commits to Syracuse

Phillips senior three-star ranked defensive tackle Chris Elmore (6-foot-0, 270 pounds) has given Syracuse his verbal commitment while on his official visit.

Elmore, who first announced his decision via his Twitter account, was asked why he decided to commit to the Orangemen.

"(Syracuse) is the place for me," according to Elmore via text. "I just feel it and I didn't want to pass up a chance to play for Syracuse and in the ACC."

Elmore, who originally gave then Western Michigan head coach PJ Fleck his verbal commitment back last summer reopened his recruiting process once Fleck left WMU to take the head coaching job at Minnesota.

Elmore is now the 20th known verbal commitment to Syracuse and the first from Chicagoland in the Class of 2017.