Thursday Oct. 6, 2011
Posted: 6:00 p.m.
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Josh Vitters had another big day for the Sox but it wasnt enough as they dropped an 8-7 decision to visiting Surprise.
Vitters, a former top pick by the Cubs, had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. He has seven RBIs through the first three games of the AFL season. Fellow Cub DJ LeMahieu added a hit and scored a run. White Sox prospect Tyler Saladino was 0-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored.
In other action, the United States upended Greece, 3-0, at Ramon Cantera Stadium in Wednesday afternoons IBAF World Cup contest in Aguadulce City, Panama. Outfielder Jordan Danks and infielder Andrew Garcia, both of whom are White Sox prospects, each had a hit for Team USA. Danks also drew a walk.
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.
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.