WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. -- A nine-game winning streak is nothing to sneeze at.
But the Peoria Chiefs know the Midwest League season is a long campaign. And you can't get too high after a nice start.
Even if you win a franchise-record nine straight at home to open the year.
"We really haven't been talking about it a lot," said Chiefs firstbaseman Greg Rohan. "But it's just a matter of coming back in a lot of games. We just keep fighting, not thinking about it or pressing too much. And we're letting wins keep coming."
The Chiefs have swept Burlington, Kane County and Wisconsin in consecutive three-game series at O'Brien Field. Twice they've won on walk-off hits.
"We've been down and come back. We've been up then given (the lead) up, battled and held on," said manager Casey Kopitzke. "The guys are showing a lot of resolve in how they go about the game."
The Chiefs open a weekend series with Clinton at home Friday at 6:30 p.m.