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Ryan Helsley Named MWL Pitcher of the Week

September 6, 2016 - PEORIA, IL - The Midwest League announced that Peoria Chiefs pitcher Ryan Helsley was named MWL Pitcher of the Week for the week of August 29 - September 5. Helsley also won the award April 22-28 and is the fourth pitcher to win the award twice in the MWL this season. Helsley beat Beloit at home on Friday with 6 2/3 shutout innings in which he struck out 13 and allowed just one hit without issuing a walks. The 13 strikeouts established a new season and career high for Helsley and are the seco... Full Story

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Chiefs Win 2-0 Friday

September 2, 2016 - Peoria, IL - Starting pitcher Ryan Helsley struck out a career-high 13 batters and three Peoria Chiefs pitchers combined on a 2-0 shutout of the Beloit Snappers in the regular season home finale Friday night. The win finishes a 45-25 home slate while the Chiefs head to Kane County for a three-game series with a 73-63 record overall. For the second game in a row the Chiefs jumped out to a first inning lead against the Snappers. Magneuris Sierra singled off Angel Duno and moved to third on a si... Full Story

Chiefs Win 8-4 Wednesday

September 1, 2016 - Peoria, IL - The Peoria Chiefs scored five runs in the sixth inning to break open a close game and beat the Beloit Snappers 8-4 on Wednesday night in the opener of a three-game series. With the win the Chiefs are back to .500 in the second half at 32-32 and are 72-62 overall with five games left in the regular season. The Chiefs did not have a hit in the first three innings while the Snappers loaded the bases twice with one out but failed to score both times. Jorge Rodriguez set the Snappers ... Full Story

Rivermen Announce Ben Zobrist Appearance at November 26 Game

August 30, 2016 - PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Rivermen on Tuesday announced that Eureka native and Chicago Cubs all-star infielder Ben Zobrist will be appearing at Peoria's November 26 game against the Evansville Thunderbolts. The appearance will highlight Hometown Heroes night presented by CEFCU and co-sponsored by the Peoria Civic Center. Zobrist, who won the World Series last October as a member of the Kansas City Royals, will be dropping a ceremonial first puck at the game, and November 26 will be declared "Be... Full Story

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September 5 MWL Peoria 6 at Kane County 7 Final
September 4 MWL Peoria 5 at Kane County 6 Final (13)
September 3 MWL Peoria 2 at Kane County 3 Final
September 2 MWL Beloit 0 at Peoria 2 Final
September 1 MWL Beloit 2 at Peoria 1 Final
August 31 MWL Beloit 4 at Peoria 8 Final
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