On The Farm: Peoria, Birmingham suffer matinee losses

On The Farm: Peoria, Birmingham suffer matinee losses

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
3:00 PM
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com

CUBS
Peoria (A)
The Chiefs saw their losing streak run to three games Wednesday afternoon after they dropped a 3-1 decision at Wisconsin.

Though Peoria grabbed a 1-0 first-inning lead on Brandon Mays two-out RBI single, it would manage only four hits the rest of the afternoon. Wisconsin starter Hiram Burgos retired 12 straight at one point and allowed only one hit between the May single and the seventh inning.

Carmen Garfields two-run single in the sixth was the difference. Frank Batista took the loss though it was Ronny Morla that actually allowed the two-run single to Garfield.

WHITE SOX
Birmingham (AA)
The Barons stage a late rally Wednesday afternoon at Jacksonville but it wasnt enough as the Suns emerged with a 7-5 victory, handing the visitors their fourth consecutive loss.

Kyle McCulloch allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings in taking the loss. Eduardo Escobars three-run homer fueled the late rally.

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

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

Preview: Charlotte Knights battle Buffalo Bisons Saturday on CSN+

CSN's coverage of the Charlotte Knights continues on Saturday night as the Knights will host the Buffalo Bisons at 6 p.m. on CSN+.

Reynaldo Lopez, MLB's No. 45 overall prospect, makes his 10th start of the season for the Knights. The 23-year-old Lopez has a 5-1 record with a 2.94 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 49 innings in 2017.

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White Sox No. 1 prospect Yoan Moncada, who landed on the 7-day DL on May 18, is eligible to make his return to the Knights lineup this weekend.

It's the fourth of eight games that CSN will televise over the next two months to give fans an opportunity to watch the future of the White Sox.

Check out the rest of the television schedule here.

Northwestern kick returner Solomon Vault expected to miss entire 2017 season

Northwestern kick returner Solomon Vault expected to miss entire 2017 season

Northwestern is expected to be without kick returner and wide receiver Solomon Vault for the entirety of the upcoming 2017 season, according to a Friday report from Inside NU.

A Northwestern spokesman told the site that Vault underwent surgery for a lower-body injury and is expected to redshirt this fall.

Vault took back four kickoffs for touchdowns in his first three seasons, racking up 1,505 kick-return yards. Last season, he returned 23 kicks for 560 yards and a touchdown.

In addition to his value as a kick returner, though, Vault was also expected to play a larger role in the passing game this season. He transitioned from running back to wide receiver ahead of last season and caught 15 passes for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016.

While the Wildcats have plenty of other options at wide receiver, it's a significant wrinkle in their challenge to replace the production of Austin Carr, last year's Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year, who is on to a pro career in the NFL.

If Vault does redshirt this season, it means he will have one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.