HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Richmond (0-3) at Marion (2-2)
Anderson (0-4) at Harrison (West Lafayette) (2-2)
Kokomo (2-2) at Lafayette Jeff (4-0)
Logansport (1-3) at McCutcheon (0-4)
Lawrenceburg (3-1) at Indianapolis Tech (2-1)
Muncie Central game vs. Tech cancelled COVID 19
Centerville (3-1) at Tri (3-1)
Eastern Hancock (2-2) at Knightstown (3-0)
Hagerstown (0-4) at Cambridge City Lincoln (0-1)
Northeastern (0-4) at Union City (1-2)
Union County (2-1) at Winchester (1-3)
Monroe Central at South Adams
Yorktown at New Castle
Batesville at East Central
Greensburg at South Dearborn
Lawrenceburg at Franklin County
Rushville at Connersville (Saturday)
Valley View at Franklin
Carlisle at Madison
Edgewood at Talawanda
Brookville at Monroe
Bellbrook at Eaton
Waynesville at Dixie
Tri-Village at Bradford
Oakwood at Northridge
Milton-Union at Preble Shawnee
Butler at Greenville
OTHER BIG GAMES TONIGHT
Brownstown Central (2-1) at North Harrison (3-1)
Carmel (2-2) at Lawrence North (3-1)
East Noble (3-1) at Leo (3-1)
Edgewood (3-1) at South Putnam (4-0)
Hamilton Southeastern (3-1) at Westfield (3-1)
Highland (2-1) at Andrean (3-1)
Homestead (3-1) at Fort Wayne Snider (2-2)
Indian Creek (3-1) at Triton Central (3-1)
Mishawaka Marian (4-0) at South Bend Adams (3-1)
Mooresville (4-0) at Decatur Central (3-1)
Mount Vernon (Fortville) (4-0) at Delta (3-0)
Mount Vernon (Posey) (3-1) at Forest Park (3-1)
New Haven (3-1) at Norwell (3-1)
New Palestine (2-1) at Pendleton Heights (4-0)
North Central (Indianapolis) (4-0) at Center Grove (4-0)
Penn (2-2) at Elkhart (3-0)
Tri-West (3-1) at Danville (2-0)
Wabash (3-1) at Southwood (4-0)
Warsaw (3-1) at Northridge (3-0)
West Vigo (3-1) at Brown County (3-1)
BOYS HS SOCCER
Indy Tech 12 Richmond 1
West Lafayette 3 Harrison 2
Marion 5 Anderson 1
Knightstown 1 Anderson Prep 1
Batesville 4 Greensburg 0
Delta 4 Pendleton Heights 1
Jay County 3 Bellmont 0
Shelbyville 6 New Castle 1
GIRLS HS SOCCER
Connersville 9 Anderson 2
Tipton 5 Logansport 0
West Lafayette 4 Kokomo 2
Pendleton 10 New Castle 0
Carroll 3 Lafayette Jeff 2
Blue River 3 Union City 0
Triton Central 3 Rushville 0
Hagerstown 3 Lincoln 0
New Castle 3 Mount Vernon 1
Knightstown 3 Shenandoah 0
McCutcheon 3 Harrison 0
Cleveland 35 Cincinnati 30
Miami 106 Boston 101 (Heat lead series 2-0)
Minnesota 80 Phoenix 79
Connecticut 73 Los Angeles 59
Tampa Bay 2 NY Islanders 1
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Boston 5 Miami 3
LA Angels 7 Arizona 3
San Francisco 6 Seattle 4
Chicago White Sox 4 Minnesota 3
Tampa Bay 3 Baltimore 1
NY Yankees 10 to VII
Cleveland 10 Detroit 3
Houston 2 Texas 1
Tampa Bay 10 Baltimore 6
NY Mets 10 Philadelphia 6
Pittsburgh 5 St. Louis 1
LA Dodgers 9 Colorado 3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3
Friday, Sept. 18
Campbell at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Houston at No. 16 Memphis — POSTPONED
Saturday, Sept. 19
Virginia at No. 20 Virginia Tech — POSTPONED
No. 21 BYU at No. 22 Army — POSTPONED
Tulsa at No. 11 Oklahoma State | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Houston at Baylor | 12 p.m. | Fox
Austin Peay at No. 13 Cincinnati | 12 p.m. | ESPN+
Syracuse at No. 25 Pitt | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
No. 19 Louisiana at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPN2
Boston College at Duke | 12 p.m. | ESPN3
Liberty at Western Kentucky | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Navy at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
No. 24 Appalachian State at Marshall | 1:30 p.m. | CBSSN
South Florida at No. 7 Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | USA
Stephen F. Austin at UTSA | 3 p.m. | ESPN3
Charlotte at No. 12 North Carolina | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3
No. 14 UCF at Georgia Tech | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
The Citadel at No. 1 Clemson | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern | 4 p.m. | ESPN2
Troy at Middle Tennessee | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
SMU at North Texas | 6 p.m. | CBSSN
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
No. 17 Miami (Fla.) at No. 18 Louisville | 7:30 | ABC
Texas State at UL Monroe | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2
Wake Forest at NC State | 8 p.m. | ACC Network
Abilene Christian at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
NFL WEEK 2
Sunday, September 20, 2020
New York Giants at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX
Minnesota Vikings at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MST) 4:05p FOX
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans 3:25p (CT) 4:25p CBS
Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS
New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks 5:20p (PT) 8:20p NBC
Monday, September 21, 2020
New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders (Mon) 5:15p (PT) 8:15p ESPN
BROWNS BEAT BENGALS
Baker Mayfield found Odell Beckham Jr. and maybe some of his missing swagger.
Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on the NFL’s 100th birthday.
Mayfield connected with Odell Beckham Jr. o n a 43-yard scoring pass in the first half as the Browns (1-1) rebounded from an atrocious performance last week in Baltimore, where they were roughed up 38-6 by the Ravens and looked mostly inept in Stefanski’s debut.
“We’re not going to ride the wave,” Stefanski said. “We don’t look behind or look ahead.”
Things went much more smoothly for Mayfield and Cleveland’s offense against the Bengals (0-2) and No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow, who threw three TD passes and showed incredible poise in just his second game.
Burrow’s third TD pass – a 9-yarder to Tyler Boyd with 43 seconds left – pulled the Bengals within five, but the Browns recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.
Mayfield made it a priority to get the ball early to Beckham, who had only three catches for 22 yards in the opener. Beckham finished with four catches for 74 yards.
Mayfield completed 16 of 23 passes for 219 yards with one interception. But he spread the ball to eight different receivers, and the Browns racked up 215 yards rushing.
WADE WILL PLAY FOR OHIO STATE
Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season.
The preseason All-Americans had decided to leave school to prepare for the NFL draft when it looked as if there would be no football season for the Big Ten. Both are expected to be first-round picks.
They changed their minds after the conference announced on Wednesday that teams would play an nine-game season starting Oct. 23-24.
The news is huge for Ohio State, which behind quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields has the talent to again compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Wade, who had opted out on Monday, announced on ESPN on Thursday that he would return.
“It was a long day yesterday being with family and friends and taking that time to talk to them and really making the right decision for myself, but I’m going to come back and be a Buckeye and really go strive for this national championship,” Wade said.
“Back in January, I didn’t go to the draft and my goal was to come back, be a captain, get my degree,” he said. “They then canceled football, now it’s back, so since it’s back we got a chance to win a national championship. That’s been my goal since day one.”
Wade said he had an agent but did not sign a contract.
Wade last play resulted in his ejection for targeting in the playoff semifinal loss to Clemson in January.
“I can’t go out like that,” he said.
Davis had announced his decision on Twitter Wednesday.
“I want Buckeye Nation to know that I want to play this season for Ohio State and I am working now to make that a reality,” he said.
Davis will anchor an offensive line that includes center Josh Myers and left tackle Thayer Munford, both also NFL prospects.
HEAT RALLY BEAT CELTICS
Down by 14 in Game 1, the Miami Heat found a way.
Down by 17 in Game 2, they did it again Thursday night. And after making the Boston Celtics lose another big lead on the court – as well as their cool in the postgame locker room – the unheralded Heat are two wins away from the NBA Finals.
Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Celtics 106-101 and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
“We got grit,” Adebayo said. “That’s about all I can tell you. We got grit, man.”
Duncan Robinson scored 18 points, Jimmy Butler had 14, Jae Crowder 12 and Tyler Herro 11. The Heat were down by 17 in the second quarter and trailed by 13 at halftime.
They had been 0-21 in playoff games when trailing by at least that many at intermission. They’re 1-21 now, and two wins away from their first NBA Finals since 2014 – and the team said the 17-point comeback matched the biggest in Heat postseason history.
“We like to make it hard on ourselves,” Butler said. “We like being down double-digits and being the comeback kids.”
Kemba Walker had 23 points for Boston, which got 21 apiece from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Brown missed a corner 3 that would have tied it with 15 seconds left, and Butler sealed it with two free throws with 7.4 seconds remaining.
The Celtics had a loud, animated conversation in their locker room postgame, the walls unable to hold in the sound. They tried to downplay whatever was happening afterward.
“It was nothing,” Walker said. “It was nothing.”
Added Tatum: “We’re frustrated. But that’s team sports. Not supposed to be happy we’re down 0-2. But that’s nothing out of the ordinary. Just talking about the game. It’s cool.”
YANKEES FLEX THEIR MUSCLE IN WIN
Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees — and that was just the start of the night’s power surge.
By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees tied a major league record with five home runs in an inning and hit six overall in a 10-7 win Thursday night that extended their winning streak to eight.
“What a show!” Gary Sanchez, who also homered, said through a translator.
New York set a major league record for most home runs in a three-game span with 19 – three more than the previous high – and became the first team with six or more home runs in three straight games. The Yankees (29-21) outscored Toronto 43-15 over the three games and outhit the Blue Jays 44-28, opening a 2 1/2-game lead over the Blue Jays for second place and closing within one game of Minnesota (31-21) for a first-round playoff series at home.
Voit’s home run was his major league-leading 20th.
Aaron Hicks struck out, and Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres followed with home runs that gave the Yankees a 9-2 lead and chased Anderson. The Yankees hit five homers in an inning for the first time, the seventh big league team to achieve the feat.
“That was a lot of fun.” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Obviously a tie game going into that inning and then everyone just started unloading with real good at-bats.”
The Yankees hit 2,005 feet of home runs in the inning, according to Statcast, 2,377 in the game and 7,496 in the series.
SERIES MOVED TO SAN DIEGO
The Mariners’ upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle area.
Seattle will be the home team for all three games of the series that begins Friday night, meaning the Padres could be in position to clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 while playing as visitors in their home ballpark.
Seattle has three more home games remaining on its schedule beginning next Monday against Houston.
The Mariners already had two games against the Giants moved from Seattle to San Francisco this week because of unhealthy air quality from numerous West Coast wildfires. The Mariners and Oakland Athletics played a Monday doubleheader in the smoke in Seattle and players expressed concern.
Seattle manager Scott Servais said the team learned of the change around 11:15 a.m. PDT, about two hours before first pitch against San Francisco. Seattle lost to the Giants 6-4.
Servais said when the team left Seattle on Wednesday morning, almost everyone believed it’d be a two-day trip.
“We were led to believe that everything was going to clear up in Seattle,” Servais said. “We can’t control the weather. It’s bigger than all of us and what’s going on there with the smoke and whatnot. Certainly understand why we have to go. But I don’t think anybody was really prepared for it.”
Five Major League Baseball games have now been moved due to wildfires. Forty-five games have been postponed due to COVID-19.
WHITE SOX CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT
After clinching a postseason berth for the first time since 2008, the Chicago White Sox were low key during their on-field celebration.
Bigger bashes await greater achievements.
“We said we’re going to save it for when we clinch our division,” Eloy Jimenez said Thursday after his tiebreaking double capped a two-run, seventh-inning rally in a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins. “We have 10 games left. We need to keep playing hard.”
Chicago (33-17) opened a three-game lead over the second-place Twins (31-21) in the AL Central. The White Sox assured themselves of no worse than a wild-card berth.
Jose Abreu homered and drove in two runs and Edwin Encarnacion also homered for Chicago, which won three of four in the series.
“We’re definitely bringing excitement back to the South Side,” shortstop Tim Anderson said.
Chicago trailed 3-2 in the seventh when Abreu, who leds the major leagues with 51 RBIs, beat out an infield hit on a slow grounder to shortstop that drove in Jarrod Dyson from third base.
Jimenez, who had struck out in his three previous at-bats, followed with a double that drove in pinch-runner Yolmer Sanchez.
Byron Buxton homered twice, giving him seven in his last nine games and 12 this season. Josh Donaldson also went deep for Minnesota, whose lead for home-field advantage in the first round was cut to 1 1/2 games over the New York Yankees.
Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning after a strike was called on a checked swing on a 2-0 pitch. After manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, Donaldson homered on the next offering and kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it after rounding the bases.
Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it. Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.
“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”
THOMAS TAKES LEAD AT WINGED FOOT
All that hype over how tough the U.S. Open can be at Winged Foot. All that history of so many scores over par.
Thursday brought a surprise: All those red numbers.
Justin Thomas led the way with six birdies and only one bogey from a bad lie in the bunker, finishing with a 25-foot birdie putt that he barely touched for a 5-under 65.
It was the lowest score in a U.S. Open at Winged Foot, which is hosting the Open for the sixth time dating to 1929. And it was worth only a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters of Belgium and Matthew Wolff, the 21-year-old Californian making his U.S. Open debut.
Rory McIlroy, who has been struggling to get off to a decent start in the majors, opened with a 67 and tried to contain his disappointment it wasn’t lower. He had a pair of three-putts that held him back, one on the 329-yard sixth where he hit driver onto the middle of the green and had to settle for par.
McIlroy was among those two shots behind on a scoreboard filled with red numbers, an unusual site for Winged Foot. In the previous five U.S. Opens, a total of 17 players were under par after the first round. On Thursday, there were 21.
No one believes it will stay that way. Still, this was the day to take advantage.
“It’s helpful with three days left, but it’s not even remotely close to being over,” Thomas said of his best start in a U.S Open or any major. “As great of a round and fun as it was, it’s over with now, and I need to get over it.”
Thomas went into the week saying it was a “different kind of fun” to grind over pars, to hit middle irons to difficult pins instead of the low scoring at so many other tournaments.
This was fun, too.
Patrick Reed and Will Zalatoris made a hole-in-one on No. 7, and Zalatoris somehow missed another ace on No. 13. Spanish amateur Eduard Rousand holed out for eagle from the first fairway with his second shot in his U.S. Open debut. Louis Oosthuizen holed out for eagle on second fairway.
“Yeah, 65 is fun no matter where you play, especially at Winged Foot,” Thomas said. “I was in a really good frame of mind, and I was focused. I just was sticking to my routine and playing every shot, as opposed to getting ahead of myself. It’s one of those rounds where … next thing you know, you make the putt on 18, you’re done for the day.”
He played with Tiger Woods and PGA champion Collin Morikawa, who couldn’t get done fast enough.
Woods was in five bunkers through five holes and then appeared to steady himself with three straight birdies around the turn to get under par, but only briefly. He made three bogeys coming in, still had a chance to post a reasonable score and then let it get away.
From short of the steep shelf fronting the 18th green, he flubbed a flop shot, pitched the next one about 8 feet beyond the pin and missed the putt to take double bogey for a73.
“I did not finish off the round like I needed to,” Woods said, an expression he uttered five more times out of the six questions he faced after his round.
Neither did Morikawa, who shot 40 on the back nine for a 76.
PORTLAND CLASSIC CUT TO 54 HOLES BECAUSE OF AIR QUALITY
The LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic set for this weekend has been reduced to 54 holes because of poor air quality caused by wildfires that have been burning across the West.
The course and practice facilities at Columbia Edgewater Country Club remained closed Tuesday and Wednesday’s Pro-AM has been canceled. The air quality in Portland has been at dangerous levels because of the wildfires in Oregon, Washington and California.
“Our meteorologist says that it is unlikely that air-quality conditions will improve before midday Thursday, and we cannot risk the health of our players, staff, volunteers, broadcast crew and others at the golf course,” LPGA Chief Tour Operations Officer Heather Daly-Donofrio said in a statement. “This is not a choice we made lightly, but we are confident that this is the right decision.”
On Monday, Canadian Brooke Henderson withdrew from the event because of the smoky conditions. Henderson, ranked No. 6 in the world, has won the Portland event twice.
Eight of the world’s top 10 golfers were expected to play in the 49th edition of the Portland tournament. Hannah Green of Australia won the event last year.
The Portland Classic was already scheduled to be played without fans this year because of the coronavirus.
IRISH OPEN WITH SHUTOUT
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The 2020 season finally got underway for the Fighting Irish on Thursday evening with a 1-0 win over Kentucky at Alumni Stadium.
Freshman Daniel Russo scored the winner in the 62nd minute, rising to head home a corner from Aiden McFadden to score what turned out to be the match-winning goal.
The Irish defense put the clamps on the Wildcat attack, posting a clean sheet to open the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish enjoyed the majority of possession in the opening 45 minutes and created a number of scoring chances. Matthew Radivojsa fired two attempts just wide in the opening moments.
In the 22nd minute senior goalkeeper Keagan McLaughlin was called into action, parrying a shot at his near post for his first save of the evening. Just three minutes later McFadden had the best scoring chance for the Irish of the half, heading a cross just over the bar.
Notre Dame and Kentucky went into the halftime intermission scoreless. The Irish outshot the Wildcats 6-4 in the first frame and led in corners 4-2.
The Irish came out of the break on the front foot, nearly scoring in the 51st minute when a shot from Mohamed Omar just missed high over the bar.
All the Notre Dame pressure paid off in the 62nd minute, as McFadden put the corner on a plate for Russo to nod into the back of the net to put the Irish on top 1-0.
The Irish defense stood strong the rest of the way, not allowing too many dangerous scoring chances from the visitors, as Notre Dame completed the shutout victory to open the season.
STAT OF THE MATCH
McLaughlin made a career-high four saves en route to his fourth clean sheet of his career. The senior hasn’t allowed a goal in any of his five career appearances for the Irish.
HEAD COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the opener…
“The guys were great. Credit to Kentucky, they are an unbelievably good team and we are thankful that they came up for this game. I don’t think it could have been a better game for us. We were fortunate to get the goal to win it but Kentucky had some dangerous moments as well.
“Defensively we did a good job. Keagan [McLaughlin] had a really good night in goal. In the attack we can be a little bit sharper around the goal but we created some quality chances.
“Overall I am very happy with the team and very pleased with the way they have responded. It is hard to get the first win in a normal year and given everything we have gone through it is extra special to start our season with a win.”
On the clean sheet…
“You always want to be good defensively and score one more goal than the other team. But defensively if you get clean sheets and start to build pride in how you are defensively that is a good foundation for the team.”
On Daniel Russo scoring in his debut…
“He is a goal scorer. He works his butt off and he has scored goals in almost every preseason scrimmage we have had. Not only does he score goals but he holds play up well. I thought he had a great game.”
NOTES OF THE MATCH
The Irish improve to 27-9-8 in season openers in program history and are now 32-8-4 in home openers.
The win moved the series record against Kentucky to 5-1-0 in favor of Notre Dame and 3-1-0 when playing at Notre Dame.
The Irish have now had a freshman score in the first game of the season for the second straight season, as Mohammad Abualnadi accomplished the feat last season against Saint Louis.
Freshman Matthew Radivojsa and sophomore Reese Mayer earned the first starts of their career in the opener.
Along with Radivojsa and Mayer, Ethan O’Brien, Russo, Paddy Burns, and Michael Lynch all made their Notre Dame debut.
The Irish welcome Pitt to town for what will technically be Notre Dame’s final non-conference matchup of the fall at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Alumni Stadium.
INDIANA WESLEYAN FOOTBALL GAME CANCELLED
MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan University will not see football on its Marion Campus this Friday as the Wildcat football game against Trine University has been canceled. Previously scheduled for Friday, September 18 at 6 p.m. the first time matchup between clubs has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
The Wildcats will turn their preparation towards Judson University, when the Wildcats welcome the Eagles to town on October 10th with kickoff slated for 2 p.m. This will be the first meeting between clubs and the only home football game this fall at IWU.
As a reminder, all home events until further notice will be restricted to Indiana Wesleyan student-athletes’ families, Indiana Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff and Indiana Wesleyan game day personnel. The families of Faculty/Staff will not be admitted, only the individual employed by IWU with IWU ID. Students must also present their ID in order to gain admission.
No other spectators will be permitted at this time at any Indiana Wesleyan home event. Each fall sports team member will receive two tickets for family members. Entrance for IWU students, faculty, and staff is on a first-come, first-served basis with all fall sport home events being free. Any gatherings such as tailgating, group meals, student sections, parent groups, etc. are prohibited.
OHIO STATE BASEBALL
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Buckeye and Major League pitcher Brad Goldberg has been elevated to volunteer assistant coach for the Ohio State staff, head coach Greg Beals announced Thursday. Goldberg spent the 2020 season as the Buckeyes’ director of pitching development.
“I was very happy with the work and initiatives Brad brought to our program last year.” Beals said. “I am excited to have Brad in a more hands-on coaching role with our guys and look forward to seeing him back in uniform.”
Assisting pitching coach Dan DeLucia with the Buckeye staff in 2020, Ohio State led the nation with 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Redshirt sophomore left-hander Seth Lonsway led the country with 21.0 strikeouts per nine innings and tied for second in the Big Ten and 10th nationally with 42 strikeouts while sophomore right-hander Garrett Burhenn fanned 29, the sixth-most by a Big Ten pitcher.
“I look forward to continuing to push the initiatives we started last season while enhancing the development of each individual student-athlete,” Goldberg said. “I will relentlessly pursue chasing any edge the players and staff can utilize to be prepared to compete. I feel immense pride putting on the scarlet and gray uniform. Being on the field and player-facing is a great honor. I look forward to continually learning and sharing every day.”
Goldberg, a third team All-Big Ten selection in 2013, went 6-1 with a 2.99 earned-run average in 15 starts for the Buckeyes as a senior before being selected in the 10th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. The Beachwood, Ohio, native spent six seasons in pro ball between the White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, earning a call up to the big leagues in 2017, making 11 appearances for Chicago.
THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1866 Andrew Johnson becomes the first sitting president to witness a baseball game when he briefly attends an amateur contest taking place on the White Lot, a field directly opposite the White House. The hometown Washington Nationals lose, 33-28, to the visiting Brooklyn Excelsiors, but will compile a 10-5 record this season.
1903 The Pirates, with their doubleheader sweep from the Beaneaters at Exposition Park, go nine games ahead of New York with eight games to play to clinch the National League pennant. In a decision made today, Pittsburgh will represent the National League in the first World Series against the upstart American League, playing Boston, who captured their circuit’s flag yesterday.
1908 Bob Rhoads, outdueling Frank Arellanes, the only Mexican-American playing in the majors, tosses a no-hitter, beating the Red Sox at Cleveland’s League Park, 2-1. Four years ago, the Indians right-hander held Boston hitless until Chick Stahl singled with two outs in the ninth inning.
1930 The Yankees edge the Browns at Sportsman’s Park in ten innings, 7-6 with New York starter Red Ruffing helping his own cause by hitting two home runs in his seven innings of work. The future Hall of Fame right-hander, who will hit .258 in 257 pinch-hitting appearances, collects 36 career home runs, 34 of them as a pitcher, finishing second to Wes Ferrell’s total of 37 when he completes his 22-year tenure in the major leagues.
1954 The Indians, with a 3-2 victory over Detroit, clinch the American League pennant at Detroit’s Brigg Stadium in front of only 6,913 fans. The Tribe, who will set an American League record with 111 victories, will be swept in the World Series by the Giants.
1959 After Tiger manager Joe Gordon says he plans to leave the team at the end of the season, general manager Frank Lane fires him four days later. After reported negotiations with Leo Durocher to take over the helm do not pan out, the Detroit GM changes his mind and apologizes to his skipper, who decides to continue in his position.
1963 In the Polo Grounds’ final game, played in front of a paltry 1,752 patrons, Jim Hickman of the Mets hits the last home run in the 52-year history of the Coogan’s Bluff ballpark. The iconic stadium, which served as the home of the Giants (1911-1957), Yankees (1913-1922), and Mets (1962-63), first opened its doors on June 28, 1911.
1967 At Tiger Stadium, the Red Sox rally to move into a first-place tie with Detroit (85-66). The late-inning heroics begin with Carl Yastrzemski’s home run in the ninth frame, which ties the game at 5-to-5, and will be decided with a solo homer in the tenth hit by third baseman Dalton Jones, leading to an eventual 6-5 Boston victory.
1968 After being no-hit yesterday by Giants right-hander Gaylord Perry, the Cardinal hurler Ray Washburn returns the favor by no-hitting San Francisco, 2-0, making the hitless contests on successive days a first in major league history. The 30 year-old right-hander is the fourth Redbird pitcher to throw a no-no in franchise history, and the first since Lon Warneke’s gem in 1941.
1970 The Mets purchase Dean Chance from the Indians, but the 1964 Cy Young award winner will only compile a 0-1 record along with an ERA of 13.50 in his three games, all in relief, before being sent to Detroit, along with Bill Denehy, in an off-season trade with the Tigers. In exchange, New York obtains right-hander Jerry Robertson, who will never pitch again in a major league game.
1971 Clay Kirby goes the distance, limiting the Giants to one hit in the Padres’ 2-1 victory at Candlestick Park. Willie McCovey spoils the right-hander’s bid for a no-hitter when he leads off the bottom of the eighth inning with a wind-blown home run.
1975 Mets slugger Dave Kingman, in a 7-5 victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium, hits his 35th homer to set a new franchise record for round-trippers in a season. Frank Thomas set the previous mark in 1962, the team’s first year in existence.
1975 Rusty Staub becomes the first Mets player in the 14-year history of the franchise to drive in one hundred runs in a season. A two-run blast accounts for ‘Le Grand Orange’s’ 100th RBI, which comes in a 7-5 victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium.
1976 Indians player-manager Frank Robinson, in his final major league at-bat, strokes a pinch-hit single in a 4-3 loss to Baltimore at Cleveland Stadium. The 41 year-old future Hall of Famer ends his 21-year playing career with a batting average of .294 and 586 home runs, the fourth-best in baseball history at the time of his retirement.
1977 In front of a sellout crowd of 51,798 at Memorial Stadium on ‘Thanks Brooks Day’, Red Sox designated hitter Ted Cox goes 4-for-4, tying the big league mark shared by Casey Stengel, Willie McCovey, Mack Jones, and Forest Jacobs for the most hits in a major league debut. The performance is also the start of a historic two-game hitting streak by the rookie DH, who will collect two hits in his first two at-bats in tomorrow’s contest to become the only player to begin a big league career with six consecutive hits.
1980 Gary Ward, playing in only his 14th major league game, becomes the sixth Twins player to hit for the cycle in the team’s 9-8 loss against the Brewers at County Stadium. In 2004, the Minnesota left fielder’s son Daryle will also collect a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game, making the pair the first father-son combination to accomplish the rare feat in major league history.
1984 The Tigers, with a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
1987 In a slugfest which the Mets will lose 10-9 to Pittsburgh, Darryl Strawberry gets the team off to a good start when he slams a three-run home run off Brian Fischer in the top of the first inning at Three Rivers Stadium. The New York right fielder’s round-tripper, his 37th of the season, establishes a new franchise record for homers, previously set by Dave Kingman on this date in 1975.
1992 Barry Bonds connects his 30th home run of the season off Terry Mulholland. The home run gives the Pirates outfielder his second 30/30 season; a feat equaled only by Bobby Bonds (his father), Willie Mays (his godfather), Howard Johnson, and Ron Gant.
1993 Mike Stanley, with the Yankees trailing by two runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, hits a pop fly to left field for the apparent third out to end the game, but just before the delivery of the pitch third-base umpire Tim Welke called time when a young man jumped from the box seats running onto the Yankee Stadium field. Given a second chance, the Bronx Bomber catcher singles, which is followed by a Wade Boggs hit, a walk to Dion James, and a Don Mattingly single that drives in two runs to beat the Red Sox, 4-3.
1994 PBS airs Ken Burns’Baseball, a nine-part documentary that explores the relationship between the sport and society by using archived pictures, film footage along with a soundtrack consisting of interviews and the music of the times. The 1995 Primetime Emmy Award winner for the Outstanding Informational Series enjoys an audience of 45 million viewers, making the 18.5-hour miniseries the most watched program in Public Television history.
1996 Roger Clemens, in his final victory wearing a Red Sox uniform, ties his own record for strikeouts in a game when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, going the distance in the team’s 4-0 victory in Detroit. The ‘Rocket’ first achieved the feat a decade earlier against the Mariners.
1997 In a game in which the Braves become the first franchise to clinch six consecutive postseason berths, the team establishes a new major league record for grand slams. In the first inning of a 10-2 rout over New York, Ryan Klesko blasts the club’s twelfth four-run homer of the season, surpassing the mark set last year by both the Orioles and Mariners.
1999 Slammin’ Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in major league history to hit 60 homers in a season twice when hits a sixth-inning solo shot off right-hander Jason Bere in the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to the Brewers at Wrigley Field. The 30 year-old Dominican outfielder hit 66 home runs in last season’s historic home run race with Mark McGwire.
2000 In between his first and sixth-inning home runs, Vladimir Guerrero’s older brother Wilton goes deep in the fourth frame of the Expos’ 11-4 rout of the Marlins at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The three home runs stroked by the siblings, who have now gone deep in the same game a record-setting four times, are all hit off Florida starter Jesus Sanchez.
2000 Indian hurler Bartolo Colon, pitching a one-hitter against the Yankees, nearly ends the longest streak in major league history of a team being held hitless by its opponents. The Bronx Bombers have not been denied a hit in a game since Hoyt Wilhelm accomplish the feat on September 9, 1958, spanning a total of 6,637 contests.
2002 Not too fleet-of-foot Greg Colbrunn hits an improbable triple in his last turn at-bat to complete the cycle. The Diamondbacks first baseman has five hits, which includes a pair of two-run homers in the 10-3 victory over San Diego Qualcomm Stadium.
2002 Major League Baseball teams across the nation celebrate the first annual “Roberto Clemente Day.” Each home team’s recipient of the John Hancock’s Roberto Clemente Award will be recognized (with the balance given when the road team arrives home) and the national recipient of the award, chosen from among the 30 club honorees, will be announced during the World Series.
2004 For the first time in seventy years, Japanese professional baseball players go on strike, protesting the Nippon League’s threat to merge two teams. The work action, which will last for only two days, appears to work when team owners withdraw the merger proposal.
2005 The Rangers establish a new major league record for home runs hit at home when David Dellucci, Alfonso Soriano, and Rod Barajas all go yard as Texas beats the Mariners, 8-6. The power surge gives the team a total of 150 homers at Ameriquest Field, one more than the Rockies’ output at Coors Field in 1996.
2006 White Sox DH Jim Thome, having accomplished the feat with the Indians and Phillies, becomes only the second big leaguer in baseball history to hit 40 home runs with three different teams when he goes deep in an 8-2 loss to Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field. Alex Rodriguez also reached the milestone with the Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees.
2006 In front of an enthusiastic Shea Stadium crowd of 46,729, the Mets capture the NL East title for the first time since 1988 by beating the Marlins, 4-0. The contest marks team’s fifth attempt to clinch the division, but a road loss in Florida and being swept in Pittsburgh brought the champagne celebration home to the Big Apple.
2006 The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.
2007 0918.2007 In the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, Todd Helton homers on a two-strike pitch thrown by Takashi Saito, giving the Diamondbacks a 9-8 walk-off victory and a three-game sweep of the Dodgers at Coors Field. The unlikely outcome marks the third of 11 consecutive wins for the eventual National League champs.
2007 Greg Maddux breaks Cy Young’s major league record by getting his 13th win for the 20th consecutive season. The Padres veteran right-hander’s streak of not issuing a base on balls in 59.2 innings, however, ends when ‘Mad Dog’ walks Jason Bay on a full count in the third inning of a 5-3 victory over the Pirates at Petco Park.
2007 Mike Mussina becomes the first American League hurler to win 10+ games in 16 consecutive seasons when New York defeats the Orioles at the Yankee Stadium,12-0. ‘Moose’ joins Hall of Famers Steve Carlton (18), Warren Spahn (17), Nolan Ryan (16), Don Sutton (17), Cy Young (19), and future inductee Greg Maddux (20) as one of only seven players in baseball history to have victories in the double-digits over a similar span of time.
2010 At Citi Field, Luis Hernandez falls to the ground in obvious pain when he fouls a ball off his right foot, and after a lengthy discussion, dismisses the team trainer to resume his turn at-bat. The Mets second baseman hits a home run on the next pitch he sees, but severely limps rounding the bases, reminiscent of Kirk Gibson, barely making it home due to the broken foot that will end his season.
2010 Troy Tulowitzki, with two round-trippers in the Rockies’ 12-2 rout of LA, ties a major-league record with 14 homers in a 15-game span. The Colorado shortstop, who has four multi-homer games in the previous ten contests, joins sluggers Albert Belle (1995) and Barry Bonds (2001) as the third player to accomplish the feat.
2010 After finishing a victory short of the milestone twice during his distinguished career, CC Sabathia becomes a 20-game winner for the first time when the Yankees beat the Orioles 11-3. The left-hander, who leads both leagues in victories, is the fourth Bronx Bomber since 2000 to reach the plateau, adding his name to a list that includes Roger Clemens (2001), Andy Pettitte (2003), and Mike Mussina (2008).
2013 In his first start in the majors, Reds’ rookie Billy Hamilton gets on base five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks, two runs scored, and an RBI. The Cincinnati speedy center fielder, who stole 155 bases in the minors last season, becomes the first major leaguer since 1920 to steal four bases in his first major league start.
2013 Yadier Molina strokes his 41st double of the season in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory over Colorado, breaking the mark for two-baggers by a catcher. The St. Louis backstop, who will finish the year with 44 doubles, surpasses the record established in 1978 by Ted Simmons, who also played for the Redbirds.
2019 Bruce Bochy, finishing his 25th and final season at the helm, becomes the 11th big league manager to reach the 2,000-win plateau when the Giants rout the Red Sox, 11-3, at Fenway Park. The San Francisco skipper, joins Hall of Famers Connie Mack (3,731), John McGraw (2,763), Tony La Russa (2,728), Bobby Cox (2,504), Joe Torre (2,326), Sparky Anderson (2,194), Bucky Harris (2,158), Joe McCarthy (2,125), Walter Alston (2,040) and Leo Durocher (2,008) to reach the milestone.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS
|Y-Tampa Bay||33||18||.647||–||17 – 9||16 – 9||25 – 12||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 2|
|NY Yankees||29||21||.580||3.5||21 – 7||8 – 14||20 – 13||0 – 0||0 – 0||8 – 2||W 8|
|Toronto||26||23||.531||6||12 – 7||14 – 16||17 – 16||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||L 3|
|Baltimore||22||29||.431||11||12 – 18||10 – 11||11 – 20||0 – 0||0 – 0||2 – 8||L 2|
|Boston||19||32||.373||14||8 – 17||11 – 15||11 – 23||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 1|
|Y-Chi White Sox||33||17||.660||–||17 – 10||16 – 7||0 – 0||25 – 11||0 – 0||8 – 2||W 1|
|Minnesota||31||21||.596||3||21 – 5||10 – 16||0 – 0||21 – 17||0 – 0||6 – 4||L 1|
|Cleveland||27||23||.540||6||12 – 11||15 – 12||0 – 0||17 – 16||0 – 0||2 – 8||W 1|
|Detroit||21||28||.429||11.5||11 – 13||10 – 15||0 – 0||10 – 21||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 2|
|Kansas City||21||29||.420||12||10 – 13||11 – 16||0 – 0||14 – 22||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 1|
|Oakland||31||19||.620||–||18 – 7||13 – 12||0 – 0||0 – 0||24 – 12||6 – 4||W 1|
|Houston||25||25||.500||6||18 – 7||7 – 18||0 – 0||0 – 0||17 – 16||4 – 6||W 1|
|Seattle||22||28||.440||9||12 – 9||10 – 19||0 – 0||0 – 0||16 – 17||4 – 6||L 3|
|LA Angels||21||30||.412||10.5||13 – 14||8 – 16||0 – 0||0 – 0||16 – 20||5 – 5||W 1|
|Texas||18||32||.360||13||13 – 13||5 – 19||0 – 0||0 – 0||12 – 20||5 – 5||L 1|
|Atlanta||29||21||.580||–||15 – 8||14 – 13||19 – 14||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||L 1|
|Miami||25||23||.521||3||8 – 13||17 – 10||17 – 14||0 – 0||0 – 0||6 – 4||L 1|
|Philadelphia||24||25||.490||4.5||16 – 12||8 – 13||20 – 16||0 – 0||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 2|
|NY Mets||23||27||.460||6||10 – 13||13 – 14||15 – 18||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 2|
|Washington||18||29||.383||9.5||9 – 16||9 – 13||9 – 18||0 – 0||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||30||20||.600||–||18 – 12||12 – 8||0 – 0||21 – 15||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 4|
|Cincinnati||25||26||.490||5.5||12 – 11||13 – 15||0 – 0||19 – 18||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 5|
|St. Louis||22||24||.478||6||11 – 11||11 – 13||0 – 0||15 – 16||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 2|
|Milwaukee||23||26||.469||6.5||12 – 14||11 – 12||0 – 0||16 – 16||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||15||34||.306||14.5||10 – 14||5 – 20||0 – 0||13 – 19||0 – 0||2 – 8||W 1|
|Y-LA Dodgers||36||15||.706||–||16 – 8||20 – 7||0 – 0||0 – 0||25 – 12||6 – 4||W 3|
|San Diego||32||19||.627||4||19 – 8||13 – 11||0 – 0||0 – 0||21 – 15||8 – 2||L 2|
|San Francisco||25||24||.510||10||16 – 9||9 – 15||0 – 0||0 – 0||15 – 17||7 – 3||W 2|
|Colorado||22||27||.449||13||11 – 16||11 – 11||0 – 0||0 – 0||13 – 16||3 – 7||L 2|
|Arizona||19||32||.373||17||11 – 13||8 – 19||0 – 0||0 – 0||11 – 25||4 – 6||L 1|