MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
LA Angels 13 Detroit 10
Tampa Bay 7 Baltimore 2
Seattle 9 Texas 8 (11)
Oakland 5 Chicago White Sox 4
Houston 6 Kansas City 3 (10)
NY Yankees 7 Minnesota 5
Arizona 6 Philadelphia 2
Cincinnati 6 Miami 1
St. Louis 8 Milwaukee 4
LA Dodgers 4 NY Mets 1
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Toledo 5 Indianapolis 2
West Michigan 4 Fort Wayne 3
South Bend 0 Quad Cities 0 (suspended top third)
New England 35 Philadelphia 0
INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
|Thur Aug 19||7:30p||Mt Vernon @ Heritage Christian||Volleyball|
|Fri Aug 20||7p||Heritage Christian @ Traders Pt||Football|
|Fri Aug 20||7p||Noblesville @ Mt Vernon||Football|
|Fri Aug 20||7p||Covenant Christian @ Speedway||Football|
|Sat Aug 21||2p||Whiting @ Frontier||Football|
|Tue Aug 24||7p||Heritage Christian @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Tue Aug 24||7p||Scecina @ Heritage Christian||Volleyball|
|Wed Aug 25||7:30p||Sullivan @ Greencastle||Volleyball|
|Thur Aug 26||6p||Bethesda @ Traders Pt||Volleyball|
|Thur Aug 26||7:30p||Covenant Christian @ Heritage Christian||Soccer|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Traders Pt @ Covenant Christian||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Shenandoah @ Heritage Christian||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Franklin @ Mt Vernon||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||North White @ Frontier||Football|
|Sat Aug 28||5p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Sat Aug 28||7p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Mon Aug 30||7p||Tri-West @ Heritage Christian||Volleyball|
|Tue Aug 31||7p||Heritage Christian @ Covenant Christian||Volleyball|
|Thur Sep 2||7p||Roncalli @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Guerin Catholic @ Heritage Christian||Football|
WEEK ONE INDIANA FOOTBALL-INDIANAPOLIS AREA
Beech Grove at Lutheran
Ben Davis vs. Brownsburg, 8:30 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium)
Brebeuf Jesuit a Bishop Chatard, 7:30 pm
Cardinal Ritter at Monrovia
Carmel at Louisville Trinity (Ky.)
Cathedral at Westfield
Center Grove at Warren Central
Columbus East at Whiteland
Covenant Christian at Speedway
Culver Academy at Crispus Attucks, 7:30 p.m.
Danville at Franklin
Eastern Hancock at Alexandria
Franklin Central at Perry Meridian
Greenwood at Bloomington North
Guerin Catholic at McCutcheon
Heritage Christian at Traders Point Christian
Indian Creek at Batesville
Indiana Deaf at Purdue Polytechnic
Lafayette Central Catholic at Tri-West
Lapel at Wabash
Lawrence Central at Hamilton Southeastern
Lawrence North at Avon
Lebanon vs. Mooresville, 6 p.m. (at Lucas Oil Stadium)
Mississinewa at Pendleton Heights, 7:30 p.m.
Monroe Central at Hamilton Heights
New Palestine at Decatur Central
Noblesville at Mount Vernon (Fortville)
Noblesville Home School at Christel House Manual
North Central at Fishers
Park Tudor at Shortridge
Pike at Zionsville
Plainfield at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.
Scecina at Shenandoah (Cancelled)
Shelbyville at Greensburg
Sheridan at Western Boone
Southport at Roncalli
Tech at Washington
Tindley at Edinburgh
Triton Central at Cascade
Adams Central at Bellmont
Anderson at Yorktown
Andrean at Merrillville, 8 p.m.
Angola at DeKalb
Attica at Riverton Parke
Bell County (Ky.) at Jeffersonville
Benton Central at Delphi
Blackford at Jay County
Bluffton at Northfield
Boone Grove at John Glenn, 8 p.m.
Bowman Academy at Calumet, 8 p.m.
Brown County at Owen Valley
Calumet Christian at Hammond Noll, 8 p.m.
Carroll (Flora) at Tri-County
Centerville at Cambridge City Lincoln
Charlestown at Silver Creek
Chesterton at Hobart, 8 p.m.
Clarksville at Scottsburg
Cloverdale at South Putnam
Columbia City at Churubusco
Columbus North at Gibson Southern, 7:30 p.m.
Concord at Elkhart
Connersville at Richmond
Corydon Central at Brownstown Central
Crawford County at Switzerland County
Crown Point at Lowell, 8 p.m.
Dublin Coffman (Ohio) at Warsaw, 7:30 p.m.
East Central at Lawrenceburg
East Chicago Central at Hanover Central, 8 p.m.
East Noble at Plymouth 7:30 pm
Eastern Greene at Springs Valley
Eastside at Heritage
Evansville Bosse at Vincennes Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.
Evansville Central at Evansville Mater Dei, 8 p.m.
Evansville North at Castle, 8 p.m.
Evansville Reitz at Evansville Harrison, 8 p.m.
Floyd Central at Louisville Male (Ky.), 7:30 p.m.
Fort Wayne Dwenger at Fort Wayne Wayne
Fort Wayne Luers at Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Fort Wayne Snider at Fort Wayne North
Fort Wayne South at Fort Wayne Concordia
Fountain Central at Southmont
Frankfort at Clinton Central
Franklin County at New Castle
Garrett at New Haven
Goshen at Fairfield
Greencastle at Crawfordsville
Griffith at Highland, 8 p.m.
Hammond Central at South Bend Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Harrison (West Lafayette) at Terre Haute South
Heritage Hills at Mount Vernon (Posey) 8 p.m.
Homestead at Fort Wayne Northrop
Huntington North at Eastbrook, 7:30 p.m.
Jasper at Evansville Memorial
Jennings County vs. Norwell (at Knightstown)
Jimtown at NorthWood
Kankakee Valley at Rensselaer Central, 8 p.m.
Knightstown at Hagerstown
Lafayette Jeff at West Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.
Lake Central at Munster, 8 p.m.
Lake Station at Crossroads Christian (Ill.), 8 p.m.
Lakeland at South Bend St. Joseph
LaVille at Bremen
Leo at Woodlan
Lewis Cass at Pioneer
Louisville Waggener (Ky.) at Pike Central, 7:30 p.m.
Madison-Grant at Tri-Central
Manchester at North Miami
Mishawaka at Mishawaka Marian
Mitchell at Edgewood
Muncie Central at Delta, 7:30 p.m.
New Albany at Bloomington South, 7:30 p.m.
New Bremen (Ohio) at Marion
New Prairie at LaPorte, 8 p.m.
North Daviess at Tecumseh, 8 p.m.
North Judson at Culver
North Knox at Sullivan
North Newton at South Newton, 8 p.m.
North Putnam at North Montgomery
North Vermillion at North Central (Farmersburg)
Northeastern at Union County
Northridge at South Bend Adams
Northview at Terre Haute North
Northwestern at Twin Lakes
Oak Hill at Eastern (Greentown)
Osceola Grace at South Bend Clay
Paoli at Boonville, 7:30 p.m.
Penn at Valparaiso, 8 p.m.
Perry Central at Tell City, 8 p.m.
Peru at Logansport
Phalen Academy at Gary West, 8 p.m.
Portage at Hammond Morton, 8 p.m.
Princeton at Forest Park, 7:30 p.m.
Providence at Bethleham (Ky.), 7:30 p.m.
River Forest at Wheeler, 8 p.m.
Rochester at Southwood
Rushville at Milan
Salem at North Harrison
Seeger at Parke Heritage
Seymour at South Dearborn, 7:30 p.m.
South Adams at Winchester
South Bend Riley at Michigan City, 7:30 p.m.
South Central (Union Mills) at Triton, 7:30 p.m.
South Decatur at North Decatur
South Spencer at North Posey, 8 p.m.
South Vermillion at Covington
Southern Wells at Fremont, 7:30 p.m.
Southridge at Linton-Stockton, 7:30 p.m.
Taylor at North White
Tippecanoe Valley at Wawasee
Tipton at Frankton
Tri at Union City
Washington at West Vigo
Wes-Del at Clinton Prairie
West Central at Caston
West Noble at Central Noble
West Washington at Eastern (Pekin)
Western at Kokomo
Whitko at Prairie Heights
Winamac at Knox, 7:30 p.m.
INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Hammond 4 E. Chicago Central 0
Morgan Twp. 3 Washington Township 0
Kouts 5 Covenant Christian (DeMotte) 0
South Ripley 7 Milan 1
Muncie Central 6 Wapahani 1
Bloomfield 4 Lighthouse Christian 2
Madison 4 Southwestern 0
Terre Haute North 9 Northview 0
Delta 7 Blackford 1
Beech Grove 2 Scecina 0
University 2 Lebanon 0
Lafayette Jeff 6 Benton Central 0
Avon 3 Covenant Christian Indy 1
Lafayette Central Catholic 10 N. Montgomery 1
Fort Wayne Snider 13 Fort Wayne Wayne 0
Winamac 10 Oregon Davis 1
Park Tudor 7 International 0
Liberty Christian 4 Tri-Central 0
Rossville 6 Twin Lakes 2
FW Carroll 7 Tipton 0
Cascade 3 S. Vermillion 2
South Dearborn 6 Greensburg 1
Manchester 6 Peru 1
Faith Christian 3 Covington 1
Shelbyville 4 Oldenburg Academy 0
Victory Christian 13 HAST 0
Heritage 3 New Haven 0
Muncie Burris 2 Richmond 0
Lawrenceburg 9 Jac Cen Del 0
Rising Sun 9 Franklin County 2
Mississinewa 3 Wabash 2
Washington 3 Forest Park 1
Indianapolis Tech 3 Lawrence Central 3
Northwestern 11 Delphi 1
Monrovia 1 Indianapolis Lutheran 1
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0 Norwell 0
Boone Grove 2 Kankakee Valley 0
Lawrence North 3 Heritage Christian 1
Heritage Hills 11 Southridge 0
Batesville 9 Rushville 0
Mishawaka Marian 3 Concord 2
Meade County 5 Corydon Central 0
Fort Wayne Concordia 4 Fort Wayne North 1
Zionsville 6 McCutcheon 0
Perry Meridian 5 Decatur Central 0
Center Grove 2 Bloomington South 0
Pendleton Heights 4 Hamilton Heights 0
Yorktown 5 New Palestine 1
Elkhart 3 Northridge 1
Mooresville 3 Martinsville 2
Plainfield 3 Whiteland 1
Elkhart Christian 10 Prairie Heights 4
West Vigo 2 Sullivan 1
Southport 4 Roncalli 3
Noblesville 3 Carmel 0
Homestead 2 Fort Wayne Northrup 1
Mount Vernon Fortville 6 Warren Central 2
New Castle 2 Union County 0
Garrett 4 Lakeland 0
Huntington North 3 Oak Hill 1
INDIANA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Heritage Hills 2 Floyd Central 0
Columbia City 9 Garrett 1
Argos 3 Plymouth 3
West Vigo 11 Sullivan 1
DeKalb 3 Angola 1
Fort Wayne Canterbury 4 Huntington North 2
Morgan Twp. 2 Westfield 1
Covenant Christian (Indy) 8 Kouts 0
Rochester 15 Tippecanoe Valley 1
Speedway 8 Scecina 0
Fort Wayne Snider 3 Fort Wayne Wayne 1
Sheridan 5 Frankfort 2
Jay County 3 Heritage 0
Franklin Central 3 Shelbyville 1
Fort Wayne Concordia 4 Fort Wayne North 0
Hanover 9 Rensselaer 0
Union County 1 New Castle 1
Southmont 2 Western Boone 1
Evansville Reitz 5 Henderson County (KY) 0
Heritage Christian 7 Shortridge 0
Jennings County 7 Charlestown 0
Mount Vernon Fortville 4 Tipton 0
Silver Creek 0 Providence 0
Trinity 6 New Prairie 1
Lowell 4 Illiana Christian 1
Northeast Dubois 3 Christian Academy 0
Delta 6 Eastbrook 1
Evansville Mater Dei 2 Owensboro 0
Columbus North 7 Seymour 2
Elkhart 2 Goshen 1
North Central 8 Lawrence North 1
Fort Wayne Northrup 5 Norwell 1
Fort Wayne Dwenger 5 Belmont 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Heritage Hills 3 Princeton 0
Plymouth 3 South Bend St. Joseph 0
Heartland Christian 3 Heritage Hall Christian 0
South Newton 3 Covenant Christian 0
Andrean 3 Lake Central 0
Purdue Poly 3 IMSAN 1
North Decatur 3 Lawrenceburg 1
New Prairie 3 Michigan City 0
Bethany Christian 3 LaVille 0
Hauser 3 Jac Cen Del 0
Mount Vernon Fortville 3 Heritage Christian 1
Eastern Hancock 3 Lincoln 1
Scottsburg 3 Henryville 0
Loogootee 3 Northeast Dubois 0
Chesterton 3 Lowell 0
Adams Central 3 Eastbrook 1
Yorktown 3 Muncie Central 0
Oldenburg Academy 3, Southwestern 2
Illiana Christian 3 Marquette Catholic 0
Bloomfield 3 N. Daviess 0
Charlestown 3 Jeffersonville 2
Union City 3 Northeastern 2
Munster 3, LaPorte 0
Traders Point 3 Herron 0
Terre Haute South 3 Edgewood 0
Park Tudor 3 Sheridan 0
Terre Haute North 3 Northview 1
Rossville 3 Carroll 0
Covington 3 Seeger 1
Greensburg 3 Triton Central 1
Scecina 3 Indianapolis Lutheran 0
Noblesville 3 Chatard 0
Wabash 3 Bluffton 0
Martinsville 3 Center Grove 1
Vincennes Rivet 3 Wood Memorial 0
Brebeuf 3 Franklin 0
New Albany 3 Evansville North 0
Perry Central 3 Orleans 0
Crawfordsville 4 Greencastle 1
Pendleton Heights 3 Madison Grant 1
NorthWood 3 Mishawaka Marian 1
Shelbyville 3 Columbus North 0
Plainfield 3 Danville 0
Cowan 3 Tri 1
Garrett 3 Churubusco 1
Sullivan 3 W. Vigo 0
Harrison 3 Lafayette Central Catholic 0
Hanover Central 3 Wheeler 1
Lawrence North 3 Lawrence Central 0
Central Christian Academy 3 Providence Cristo Rey 0
Bellmont 3 Fort Wayne Luers 0
Castle 3 Evansville Harrison 0
Franklin Central 3 Warren Central 0
Hagerstown 3, Morristown 0
Jay County 3 Delta 2
Warsaw 3, Huntington North 0
Carroll 3 DeKalb 0
Southridge 3 Vincennes Lincoln 1
Heritage 3 Norwell 0
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF
Hagerstown 212 Centerville 213
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, August 20
Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00
Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00
Saturday, August 21
Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00
New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25
Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00
Atlanta at Miami, 7:00
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Dallas, 8:00
Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Denver at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 22
New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30
Monday, August 23
Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
Votto blasts 3-run homer, Reds rebound to beat Marlins 6-1
CINCINNATI (AP) Joey Votto slammed a three-run homer, Luis Castillo pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Thursday night.
Votto’s 428-foot shot into the seats in right-center – his team-leading 27th homer – highlighted the Reds’ four-run fourth after Miami right-hander Nick Neidert had faced the minimum in the first three innings.
“Joey Votto, every night he does something cool,” said Reds second baseman Jonathan India, who had two hits, an RBI and scored on the homer. “It’s so fun to watch, and he’s been a leader all year for us. When Joey goes, we go.”
Castillo (7-12), averaging 97 mph on his four-seam fastball and sinker, allowed eight hits and struck out seven. Michael Lorenzen retired the Marlins in order in the eighth, and Tony Santillan did the same in ninth.
“I felt spectacular today, commanding the zone and commanding all my pitches as well,” Castillo said.
Kyle Farmer also hit a run-scoring double for the Reds, who rebounded after dropping two in a row and the series to the depleted Chicago Cubs.
Cincinnati moved within a game of the San Diego Padres for the second NL wild-card slot.
“They’re all going to be really important the rest of the way,” Reds manager David Bell said. “I was just really happy with just our whole day today.”
Neidert (1-2) – who got his first win of the season Aug. 4 but was demoted to Triple-A Jacksonville right after – was recalled before the game to start. He allowed four runs and five hits through five innings.
“Outside of the fourth inning, I had a good outing,” he said. “Even in the fourth inning, if I could have minimized the damage it would have been a good night.”
Jorge Alfaro had an RBI single in the fourth for the last-place Marlins.
Lowe hits 29th homer, Rays extend Orioles’ skid to 15 games
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla, (AP) Brandon Lowe hit his career-high 29th homer, Shane McClanahan won his fourth straight start, and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays handed the Baltimore Orioles their 15th consecutive loss, 7-2 on Thursday.
The Orioles also dropped 14 in a row from May 18-31. The team record losing streak is 21 games, set at the beginning of the 1988 season.
Baltimore has been outscored 138-42 during the current skid. Its starting pitchers are 0-12, allowing 63 earned runs in 61 2/3 innings.
“It’s not easy right now,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “We’re not in many games, and that’s hard.”
Tampa Bay has won 11 of 14, and is 15-1 in the season series with the Orioles.
“The vibe in the clubhouse is good,” Lowe said. “Everybody is happy, we’re feeling good.”
The Rays now open a three-game home series Friday night against the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox.
“This is going to be kind of what we’re looking at postseason-wise, I feel like,” Lowe said. “You know the White Sox are going to make it, we feel like we’re going to make it. I think the games are going to be a little bit tougher, it’s going to be a little bit lower-scoring ballgames but it’s going to be a hard-fought battle for the whole series.”
Jorge Lopez (3-14) became the majors’ first 14-game loser, allowing four runs, four hits, two walks and hitting a batter over two innings. The right-hander was checked by a trainer with two outs in the first, which Hyde said came about because his velocity drastically dropped.
“He said he felt fine,” Hyde said. “He’s just working through some things right now.”
Hyde added “it’s too early” to say if Lopez needs some extra time off.
“I worked my whole life to get here and that’s the last thing I will do is just give up,” Lopez said.
Lowe connected on a two-out, two-run drive that made it 4-0 in the second. Lowe has six homers and 17 RBIs over his last 12 games.
McClanahan (8-4) gave up one run and five hits in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one.
Austin Meadows picked up his 83rd RBI with a two-out bases-loaded walk and Ji-Man Choi had a two-run single to put the Rays ahead 7-0 in the fourth. Meadows also drew a free pass with the bases loaded during a two-run first.
Baltimore’s Richie Martin had a fifth-inning RBI single, and Ramon Urias hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth.
Olson, Chapman rally Athletics to 5-4 win over White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) Matt Olson slugged a go-ahead two-run homer, Matt Chapman added a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Thursday.
Sean Murphy also homered as the A’s avoided a sweep in their four-game series with AL Central-leading Chicago. Oakland ended a four-game skid and maintained its grip on the second AL wild-card spot.
Olson’s blast in the seventh off reliever Michael Kopech (3-2), his 31st this season, gave Oakland a 5-3 lead.
“That’s what he does,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He gets big hits at big times. That was a huge hit for us, and allows us to go home with at least one win here, which we needed.”
Cole Irvin (9-11) allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings. Yusmeiro Petit and Andrew Chafin pitched a scoreless inning apiece, and Lou Trivino allowed an unearned run in the ninth for his 20th save in 22 opportunities.
Eloy Jimenez put the White Sox ahead with an RBI double in the first. Murphy’s homer tied it in the third, and Tony Kemp drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth to put the A’s back on top.
Andrew Vaughn put Chicago ahead again with a two-out, two-run homer in the fifth. Chapman tied it with his fifth home run in six games and 19th on the year.
Chicago starter Dylan Cease went six innings, giving up three runs on four hits. He exceeded 100 pitches for the third time in his last four starts.
“It wasn’t great, but I kept us in it,” Cease said. “That helps you swallow one like that a little bit easier. But at the end of the day, losing is not fun, so it’s not much of a consolation prize.”
Zack Collins scored for the White Sox in the ninth when shortstop Elvis Andrus collided with Starling Marte while trying to field a popup to center field. Andrus was charged with the error.
Voit’s double lifts surging Yanks to 7-5 win over Twins
NEW YORK (AP) Leadoff hitter Luke Voit had a two-run double in New York’s four-run third inning and the surging Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 Thursday night for their season-high seventh straight victory.
Voit made his third start out of the leadoff spot this year and was New York’s designated hitter now that the team is comfortable playing Giancarlo Stanton in the outfield. He gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead with a double down the left-field line off John Gant (0-1) and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Anthony Rizzo – his replacement at first base.
“That what Luke’s capable of,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s a really good hitter and came up in a big spot there and delivered.”
Voit’s clutch hit came two nights after he drove in the decisive runs in a doubleheader sweep of Boston and said he deserved to play as much as Rizzo. After scoring New York’s fourth run on Rizzo’s sacrifice fly, Voit emphatically clapped his hands after crossing the plate.
Voit’s hit came in his sixth career start as a leadoff hitter. He flied out to the warning track to open the game but went on to continue his recent surge. He is batting .412 (7 for 17) with two homers and seven RBIs in his last five games after enduring three injured list stints earlier in the year.
“I feel like it’s different, I’m not your typical leadoff hitter,” Voit said. “If you leave a mistake up, I can do some damage with it. It’s just a different feeling, a different mindset because I got to set the tone for the guys.
“It’s fun, I hope Boonie does it more. I just enjoy it.”
Kyle Higashioka homered and started the four-run inning with an RBI double. Both hits scored Bronx native Andrew Velazquez, who had two hits and also stole a base – New York’s 30th since the All-Star break.
“Really good production from those guys at the bottom to help us out big time tonight,” Boone said.
Stanton added a homer in the eighth.
Cabrera stuck at 499; Angels rally to beat Tigers 13-10
DETROIT (AP) Shohei Ohtani followed up a spectacular performance with another good one, helping the Los Angeles Angels match a franchise record with an eight-run comeback in a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
“They never let up,” manager Joe Maddon said. “They never let down.”
Max Stassi hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Angels added a couple more runs, sealing a victory after trailing 10-2 to equal the deficit they overcame Aug. 29, 1986, also against Detroit.
Ohtani was 2 of 3 with two runs, two walks and an RBI, a day after hitting his 40th homer and pitching eight solid innings in a 3-1 win.
“This loss stings,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “This is a bad loss. We were in control of the game. We let this one get away from us.”
Miguel Cabrera also missed another opportunity to hit his 500th home run.
He had multiple hits for the first time since Aug. 11, when he hit homer No. 499. He grounded out with a chance to reach the milestone and pull the Tigers within a run in the eighth, finishing the day 2 of 5.
Cabrera did drive in in four runs to help Detroit open a 10-2 lead after five innings.
Mike Mayers (4-4) pitched a perfect seventh and Austin Warren earned his first save with two perfect innings.
Michael Fulmer (5-5) took the loss, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk in the pivotal eighth inning.
While Cabrera could not clear the fence for the 500th time in his career, teammates Zack Short, Jeimer Candelario and Willi Castro hit solo homers.
Jonathan Schoop’s RBI double – his third hit – gave the Tigers an eight-run cushion that wasn’t enough.
Los Angeles scored six runs – two on one of Brandon Marsh’s two triples – in the sixth inning and added one in the seventh to cut it to 10-9.
Maddon said it was great to see Marsh run with his long hair flowing behind him around the bases.
“It’s like watching Fabio hit a triple,” he joked.
After Stassi’s line drive over the left-field wall put Los Angeles ahead 11-9, Ohtani had a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Angels a two-run lead.
Marsh said it was the biggest comeback of his career at any level of baseball.
“A moment to remember forever,” he said.
Ohtani hit his 40th homer Wednesday – on a night he was also dominant on the mound – and Maddon said the Comerica Park crowd cheered louder for him than fans in any city have for the superstar.
“What they saw him do is highly unusual and they may not see it for a long, long time again,” Maddon said. “It’s not surprising that the people here would do that. They were raised by Ernie Harwell.”
Cardinals avoid sweep, rally for 8-4 victory over Brewers
ST. LOUIS (AP) Tyler O’Neill and Lars Nootbaar hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run fifth inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Thursday night.
Nolan Arenado also drove in a pair of runs as St. Louis erased a three-run deficit to avoid a three-game sweep. The Cardinals sit 3 1/2 games behind San Diego for the second National League wild-card spot.
“They threw their best arms at us,” O’Neill said. “Honestly that’s what we should expect being the Cardinals, anyway. We’re in the hunt. We’re obviously looking up on the leaderboard there right now, but it’s a day-by-day thing.”
Arenado started the two-out, fifth-inning rally with a run-scoring single to left off Brandon Woodruff (7-7) that plated Andrew Knizner, cutting the St. Louis deficit to 4-2.
O’Neill followed with a 450-foot, three-run homer to left field to put St. Louis ahead 5-4.
Two pitches later, Nootbaar hit his third home run of the season to right field for the Cardinals’ seventh set of back-to-back homers this season.
“Lars got a great swing and played some great `D’ out there, too,” O’Neill said. “It’s always sick going back-to-back with the boys.”
Jon Lester allowed four runs on six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. He was knocked to his knees in the first inning when Christian Yelich lined a ball off his right calf, but he was able to remain in the game.
“That’s one tough Hombre, that’s a man’s man,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “He went out there, didn’t make any excuses, said I’m going to figure out a way to keep pitching and did it. I’m sure it probably affected him some but we’ll probably never know the real truth.”
Junior Fernandez (1-0), Luis Garcia, Genesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos, and T.J. McFarland combined to pitch 4 2/3 innings of perfect relief. Fernandez needed two pitches to get Lorenzo Cain to ground into a double play in the fifth inning to earn his first major league win.
“I thought it was going to be like a full inning,” Fernandez said about how he envisioned his first career win. “For me I got two outs and got my first `W’. It was amazing.”
Woodruff allowed six runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings as the Brewers lost for just the second time on a season-high, 10-game road trip.
“They did some damage with two outs,” Woodruff said. “When I needed to make some pitches, I just made some bad pitches.”
Milwaukee scored all four of its runs in the top of the fourth inning. Manny Pina doubled to left field to score Avisail Garcia and tie the game at 1. Kolten Wong later hit a two-run single and Willy Adames drove in Wong with a double to left field to expand the Milwaukee lead to 4-1.
Judge denies woman restraining order against Dodgers’ Bauer
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles judge sided with Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer on Thursday and denied a five-year restraining order requested by a woman who said he choked her into unconsciousness and punched her repeatedly during two sexual encounters.
In denying the civil domestic violence restraining order after a four-day hearing, Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman said that according to the 27-year-old San Diego woman’s testimony, Bauer honored her boundaries when she set them. And she said Bauer couldn’t know the boundaries she didn’t express to him.
“We consider in a sexual encounter that when a woman says no she should be believed,” Gould-Saltman said, “so what should we do when she says yes?”
The woman’s attorney, Lisa Helfend Meyer, said in her closing arguments that Bauer was a “monster” who far exceeded what the woman consented to, especially in punching her in the face and vagina and leaving serious bruising that was captured in photographs. Bauer also did things that the woman couldn’t consent to because she had been choked unconscious, including, according to her testimony, having anal sex with her while she was out, Meyer said.
“Let me be clear, the injuries as shown in the photographs are terrible,” said the judge, who issued her decision about five minutes after closing arguments were completed. However, she added, in her communications with Bauer the woman “was not ambiguous about wanting rough sex in the parties’ first encounter, and wanting rougher sex in the second encounter.”
Bauer had no visible reaction in court to the decision.
“We are grateful to the Los Angeles Superior Court for denying this request,” his lawyer Shawn Holley said outside the courthouse as he stood silently at her side. “We had expected this outcome since the petition was filed in June.”
It was a victory for Bauer in his public fight to clear his name, but serious hurdles remain, including a criminal investigation by police in Pasadena, California, and a probe by Major League Baseball.
“Allegations made against Trevor Bauer continue to be investigated by MLB’s Department of Investigations (DOI) under our Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” the league said in a statement after the decision. “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”
MLB put Bauer on paid administrative leave on July 2, and has extended the status through Aug. 27.
The judge cited the criminal investigation earlier Thursday in allowing Bauer to remain off the witness stand at the hearing, after the woman’s attorneys called him to testify.
Bauer said “yes, your honor” when Gould-Saltman asked if he intended to follow his lawyer’s advice and invoke his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.
That was the only time he spoke during the four-day hearing.
The woman took the stand for three days of dramatic and emotional testimony, crying frequently as she recounted how her excitement and emotional connection with Bauer turned into pain, confusion and fear after the two meetings in April and May.
“I felt like my soul left my body, and I was terrified,” she said. “I couldn’t fight back.”
Freehan, catcher on 1968 champion Detroit Tigers, dies at 79
DETROIT (AP) Bill Freehan, an 11-time All-Star catcher with the Detroit Tigers and key player on the 1968 World Series championship team, died Thursday at age 79.
The Tigers honored Freehan with a moment of silence and photos and video on the Comerica Park scoreboard before an afternoon game with the Los Angeles Angels.
“It’s with a heavy heart that all of us with the Detroit Tigers extend our condolences to the friends and family of Bill Freehan,” the team said.
The cause of death was not disclosed, but family members have publicly said that Freehan had Alzheimer’s disease.
He played his entire career with the Tigers, from 1961 through 1976. Besides All-Star appearances, including all 15 innings in the 1967 game, Freehan was awarded five Gold Gloves.
“The guy was the best catcher I ever pitched to. … Nobody did it better,” said Denny McLain, who won 31 games for the Tigers in 1968.
In Game 5 of the 1968 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Freehan blocked home plate during a crucial play and tagged out Lou Brock. Detroit won the game and the series – a result best captured by a famous photo of pitcher Mickey Lolich jumping into the arms of his jubilant catcher who caught a foul ball for the last out in Game 7.
“He was the heart and soul of the ballclub,” said teammate and fellow catcher Jim Price.
Angels manager Joe Maddon called Freehan a “great catcher.” He was a St. Louis fan as a teenager and recalled the big play at the plate in the World Series.
“Brock did not slide,” Maddon lamented.
Willie Horton, an outfielder who made the throw that nailed Brock, said Freehan was one of his best teammates.
“His entire Major League career was committed to the Tigers and the city of Detroit, and he was one of the most respected and talented members of the organization through some difficult yet important times throughout the 1960s and ’70s,” Horton said.
Before joining the Tigers, Freehan played football and baseball at the University of Michigan. He coached the Michigan baseball team from 1990-95 and also worked in Detroit’s minor league system.
Freehan’s family suspected that Alzheimer’s disease was related to concussions from his years as a ballplayer. A grandson, Blaise Salter, quit the minor leagues in 2018 after two concussions in eight months.
“I don’t even know if they documented concussions back in the day,” Salter told the Detroit Free Press at the time. “But obviously, he had enough. Think about it: When he was catching, they didn’t have helmets as a catcher. There is foul ball after foul ball off his head. There is definitely a connection.”
Jets’ defense loses Lawson, Lewis to season-ending injuries
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Carl Lawson will miss the season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in practice Thursday, a devastating loss for a team seeking to turn the corner under new coach Robert Saleh.
Backup safety Zane Lewis also suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Both players were carted off the field during Thursday’s joint practice session with the Green Bay Packers.
The Jets announced later in the day that Lawson had ruptured his Achilles tendon while Lewis had torn his patella tendon and sprained his medial collateral ligament.
The loss of Lawson will force the Jets to retool their defensive line under Saleh, who spent the past four seasons as the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator.
While the news on Lawson is a tough blow to the Jets’ defense, Saleh is no stranger to dealing with injuries and still being able to thrive. The 49ers ranked No. 5 in total yards allowed last season despite the losses of Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas, Dee Ford, Richard Sherman and Ezekiel Ansah because of injuries.
Bryce Huff, an undrafted free agent last year out of Memphis, is the favorite to get an opportunity to replace Lawson as a primary pass rusher for the Jets.
Lawson signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Jets in March after totaling 20 sacks over his first four NFL seasons in Cincinnati. He was having an outstanding training camp, undoubtedly among the Jets’ top performers this summer.
His injury occurred during the Jets’ red-zone drills period while facing the Packers’ offense. Lawson fell while rushing the passer and stayed down as trainers immediately raced to the defensive end.
The music playing over the speakers at practice was turned down as concerned teammates gathered around Lawson. He hopped up after a few minutes and was taken from the field on a cart.
The 23-year-old Lewis was entering his second season with the Jets and was making the switch from cornerback, the position he has played most of his career, to safety. He was having a solid transition with a good camp, intercepting three passes in team drills during camp.
Lewis played at the Air Force Academy and was the first Air Force senior to apply for – and receive – deferred service time. He went undrafted last year, but signed with Arizona and spent last summer with the Cardinals before getting cut late in camp. The Jets claimed him the next day.
AP source: Hornets’ Rozier agrees to 4-year, $97M extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a four-year, $97 million contract extension with guard Terry Rozier, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the extension.
Rozier, a six-year NBA veteran, averaged a career-high 20.4 points and 4.2 assists last season in his second season with the Hornets. Rozier came to Charlotte in a sign-and-trade deal in 2020 that included Kemba Walker going to the Boston Celtics.
Rozier averaged 18 points and 4.1 assists and shot a career-high 40.7% from 3-point range in his first season with the Hornets.
Rozier excelled last season despite the addition of rookie point guard LaMelo Ball, the NBA Rookie of the Year, sliding to the shooting guard spot on a more full-time basis and shooting 38.9% from 3-point range while making a career-high 222 shots from beyond the arc.
Rozier’s extension comes on the heels of the Hornets’ decision to trade former starting guard Devonte Graham to the New Orleans Pelicans for a protected 2022 first-round draft pick.
Arrest made 15 years after Miami player’s fatal shooting
MIAMI (AP) A former University of Miami football player was arrested Thursday in connection with the 2006 fatal shooting of his teammate Bryan Pata.
Rashaun Jones, 35, of Lake City, was arrested in Marion County on a first-degree murder warrant by Miami-Dade police and the U.S. Marshals Service, police spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta said.
“The Pata family has waited a long time to see the individual they had believed involved in Brian’s death arrested and charged,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement. “While the time needed to build sufficient evidence to ethically charge in a homicide can sometimes feel endless, families should know that the passion and determination of police and prosecutors to resolve unsolved cases does not diminish.”
Pata was expected to be an early pick in the 2007 NFL Draft following his fourth and final season with the Hurricanes. The 22-year-old, 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive lineman was shot several times outside of his Kendall apartment the night of Nov. 7, 2006. Pata had been returning from campus in his black Infiniti. Some witnesses claimed to hear arguing and then gunshots. Despite having hundreds of dollars in his wallet, neither the car nor the cash were taken.
Investigators said they learned through numerous interviews that Pata and Jones, who played three seasons with the Hurricanes, had experienced confrontations before the shooting. Pata previously beat his teammate during a physical altercation, officials said. And Pata’s brother told investigators that Jones had threatened to shoot Pata two months before his death. Despite the urging of his brother, Pata never reported the threat.
During two interviews with detectives, Jones told investigators that he was at his own home and never left on the night of Pata’s death. But records show that Jones’ cellphone was using different cell towers around the time of the shooting, authorities said. And an eyewitness in the area at the time of the shooting identified Jones in a photo lineup, police said.
Jones was being held in Marion County, awaiting extradition to Miami-Dade. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney who could comment. Marion County is located about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Orlando.
AP source: NHL top draft pick, Power, returning to Michigan
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Michigan defenseman Owen Power has elected to return to school for his sophomore season rather than make the jump to the NHL after being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Buffalo Sabres in the draft last month.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Power’s decision to The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the player’s decision has not yet been made public. The Buffalo News first reported the news earlier in the day.
Power’s decision does not come as a surprise after saying he was leaning toward returning to Michigan in the weeks leading up to the draft.
The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario, cited numerous reasons for playing one more season at Ann Arbor, including wanting more time to develop and having the opportunity to enjoy a normal college year on campus minus COVID-19 restrictions. Power was also motivated by the chance to compete for a Frozen Four title after Michigan’s season ended abruptly when the No. 2-seeded Wolverines were removed from the NCAA Tournament following positive COVID-19 test results.
Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams responded by saying the team was on board should Power return to school for an additional year of development.
“This is a tough league. So I think the one mistake we don’t want to make is putting someone in position that they’re just treading water,” Adams said. “We want them to be ready to play.”
The Sabres are in the midst of major offseason overhaul and placing their focus on building through youth after dealing forward Sam Reinhart and defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen in separate trades last month. Captain Jack Eichel is also on the trade block in part due to a widening rift with the team over whether to have surgery to repair a neck injury that sidelined him for the final two months of the season.
Power is listed at 6-foot-6 and 213 pounds and was a Big Ten all-rookie team selection after scoring three goals and adding 13 assists for 16 points in 26 games. Power was then selected to represent eventual champion Canada at the world championships in Latvia in May and June. Power’s role increased through the tournament, and he finished with three assists in 10 games.
Power became the third NCAA player selected first in the NHL draft.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Toledo Home Runs Bury Indians, 5-2
TOLEDO, OHIO – Aderlin Rodriguez’s long ball in the bottom of the fifth inning proved the difference as the Toledo Mud Hens defeated the Indianapolis Indians, 5-2.
In the bottom of the second inning, Kody Clemens launched his 12th home run of the season over the right field fence to give the Mud Hens (52-40) the early 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the top of the fifth inning, the Indians (43-49) evened the score at 1-1 after Jared Oliva singled to deep shortstop and Erik Gonzalez hit an RBI triple to right field to score Oliva.
Toledo wasted no time and jumped back into the lead in the bottom half of the fifth frame with the two-run home run from Rodriguez. The Mud Hens extended their lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning with two RBI singles.
Indy threatened in the top of the ninth frame with singles from Cole Tucker, Phillip Evans and Michael Chavis to load the bases with one out. Bligh Madris knocked in one run with a long sacrifice fly to right field. With runners in scoring position Wladimir Pinto (S, 4) shut down the Indians rally and ended the game at 5-2.
Miguel Yajure was reinstated from the 60-day injured list today and started on the mound for the Indians. He threw four one-run innings and only gave up two hits with six strikeouts. John O’Reilly (L, 0-1) took the loss after giving up two runs on four hits in one inning of relief. Logan Shore (W, 4-2) earned the win after fanning three batters and only allowed one run in six innings of work.
The Indians will look to redeem themselves after four consecutive losses tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET. RHP Beau Sulser (5-5, 4.50) will face off agaisnt RHP Pedro Payano (2-4, 5.61).
Bezerra, Goumballe Net Brace in 4-2 Victory Over Wright State
WESTFIELD, Ind. – The preseason No. 2-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team earned a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Wright State on Thursday night at Grand Park in the program’s second of three preseason exhibition matches.
• The first Hoosier ball to find the back of the net was negated after the offside flag was shown by the sideline official in the 15th minute of action.
• Nearly 10 minutes later, Indiana turned loose two shots in a scramble situation inside the Raider 18-yard box. Both shots were blocked by Wright State defenders and eventually cleared.
• Indiana finally broke through in the 33rd minute off a set piece. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Quinten Helmer took a corner, swung the ball in, and found junior forward Maouloune Goumballe. The Cincinnati native slid in to slot the ball past the keeper from six yards out to give IU the 1-0 lead.
• Wright State leveled the score in the 39th minute when a scramble inside the Hoosier box led to an uncontested eight-yard shot from senior midfielder Harvey Slade. He was able to squeeze the ball between defenders and find the back of the net for the equalizer.
• Indiana wasted no time in regaining the advantage. Goumballe scored his second goal of the match off a wonderfully crossed ball from senior defender Nyk Sessock. Goumballe redirected the cross and scored the header from point-blank range in the 40th minute to give IU the 2-1 advantage heading into the break.
• Wright State was able to find a second equalizer in the 50th minute off a throw-in. Senior forward Joe Kouadio took the throw in and raced down the right flank before finding a cross to senior forward John Lynam. He put home a sliding effort right in front of goal to tie the score at 2-2.
• The Hoosiers were again quick on the response and regained the lead in the 53rd minute of play when freshman forward Samuel Sarver was taken down by the WSU keeper in the box. Junior striker Victor Bezerra stepped up to the spot and calmy beat the goaltender.
• Sarver played a big role in IU’s fourth and final goal of the match when he flipped the field on a wide ball to freshman midfielder Tommy Mihalic. The Skokie, Ill., native collected the pass and dumped it off to Bezerra in the middle of the 18-yard box. The reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year had no trouble blasting the ball past the keeper to settle the scoreboard at the final tally of 4-2.
• A total of 22 Hoosiers saw playing time in the second preseason match of the season.
• The Hoosier offense last scored four goals in a game against Wisconsin (W, 4-0) on March 11. Conversely, the IU defense had not conceded multiple goals in a winning effort since defeating Pitt 3-2 in double overtime on Aug. 30, 2019.
• The start of the match was delayed by 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.
GOALS: Victor Bezerra (2), Maouloune Goumballe (2)
ASSISTS: Quinten Helmer, Tommy Mihalic, Samuel Sarver, Nyk Sessock
Indiana will take a day off before returning to Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium for the final exhibition match of the fall slate. IU will square off with Louisville at 8 p.m. ET. The match is open to the public.
Levy Goal Propels Hoosiers to Win over Beacons
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It was one freshman to another that provided the goal for the Hoosiers as they won their home opener 1-0 against Valparaiso on Thursday.
• In the 70th minute freshman Jordyn Levy got past the defense and accepted a pass from freshman Camille Hamm. Levy put the ball in the left corner of the net with her left foot.
• Jen Blitchok had one of her two shots on goal to the bottom right corner in the seventh minute of action.
• In the late stages of the match Valparaiso had a couple chances, but the Indiana defense held strong to preserve the victory.
• For Levy it was her first career goal for the Hoosiers.
• The Hoosiers held a 13-3 advantage in shots and 18-1 advantage in corner kicks.
• Indiana possessed the ball for 72 percent of the match.
• Freshman goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg tallied two saves for the Hoosiers.
• Avery Lockwood and Anna Bennett each registered three shots in the match.
GOALS: Jordyn Levy (70′)
ASSISTS: Camille Hamm
The Hoosiers travel to Notre Dame for a match on Sunday at 4pm ET. That match will be televised on the ACC Network.
Butler WSoccer Falls to Michigan in Season Opener
The Butler women’s soccer team opened its fall 2021 campaign with a 5-0 loss to the University of Michigan. The Bulldogs (0-1) gave up goals in the eleventh and 34th minutes to trail, 2-0, at the half. The Wolverines (1-0) added three additional goals in the second period.
In a quick sequence just eleven minutes into the match, Michigan’s Sammi Woods sent a ball to the left side of Butler’s penalty box. Teammate Nicki Hernandez quickly sent it directly in front of the goal, to Raleigh Loughman, who punched it into the back of the net for what was ultimately the winning goal.
How It Happened
Additional goals for Michigan were scored by Sarah Stratigakis, Woods, and Hannah Blake, who ended up with a brace for the match.
· Stephanie Rodriguez made three saves for the Bulldogs
· Freshman goalkeeper Emma Martin made her first official appearance for Butler, making two saves
· Alli Leonard led the Bulldogs with three shots
· Michigan held a 15-10 advantage in shots
On Thursday, August 26, Butler will host Northwestern University in the Sellick Bowl with a scheduled 7 PM kickoff. Three days later, on August 29, the Bulldogs will travel to Champaign, Ill., to take on their third consecutive Big Ten team, the University of Illinois.
Plitt Earns Spot on 2021 Golden Arm Watch List
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BALTIMORE, MD – – Ball State quarterback Drew Plitt added another watch list to his resume Thursday (Aug. 19), earning a spot on the 2021 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.
The Golden Arm Award, presented by A. O. Smith Corporation, annually recognizes the top senior or upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class.
The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the distinguished Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Selection Committee, a group of prominent college football journalists, commentators, announcers, and former players. Candidates are chosen based on player performance on-and-off the field.
Plitt is entering his sixth season with the Ball State football program in 2021, taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
A redshirt for the Cardinals in 2016, Plitt has evolved into one top quarterback in the nation over the past four seasons and was also named to the prestigious Manning Award Watch List for the second time in his career.
Plitt, a native of Loveland, Ohio, enters his third year as Ball State’s full-time starter after guiding the program to its first MAC Championship since 1996 and its first-ever bowl victory in 2020.
The former Wing-T quarterback in high school accounted for 21 touchdowns over the shortened 2020 campaign (17 passing and four rushing). He capped a spectacular 2020 season by being named the offensive player of the game for both the MAC Championship and the Arizona Bowl.
Plitt ranked 18th nationally in passing efficiency (155.6) in 2020 and was 23rd in completion percentage (.656). He also helped the offense rank 27th nationally in yards per game (447.2) and 25th in scoring (34.2).
With his 273 passing yards in the MAC Championship, Plitt moved past head coach Mike Neu and into fourth place in BSU history for career passing yards and currently maintains the spot at 6,520. He is also third in school history with 50 career touchdown passes.
The team’s fourth string QB as a redshirt freshman in 2017, Plitt was forced into action with three starts that year because of injuries. He was the backup in 2018, again starting three games, before taking over the reins full time in 2019 and directing the MAC’s top offense.
The namesake of the Golden Arm Award has a storied history. Johnny Unitas was an 18-year veteran of the NFL, who played his collegiate career at the University of Louisville before joining the Baltimore Colts in 1958. His career passing figures include 2,830 pass completions for 40,239 yards, 290 touchdowns and throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games.
The 2021 award winner will be presented the Golden Arm Award trophy by The Johnny Unitas Educational Foundation President, John Unitas, Jr., at the Golden Arm Award banquet and celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, MD on Friday, December 10, 2021.
The Cardinals are looking to “run it back” as the favorite to win the MAC West Division and the Rocket Mortgage MAC Football Championship Game in the league’s annual preseason media poll.
Brittany Kelly Honored by Indiana PGA
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FRANKLIN, Ind. – – Monday night was a touching tribute to one of the most decorated alumna in Ball State women’s golf history, as Brittany Kelly (2007-11) was recognized with a pair of honors at the Indiana PGA Section Special Awards Banquet held at the Country Club of Indianapolis.
Following the presentation of the 2021 awards, the Section named Kelly the 2022 Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year. She is the first female recipient of the honor since the award originated in 1955.
“All the qualities Brittany exhibited as a Ball State student-athlete that led to her Hall of Fame career are the qualities she exhibits as a PGA professional,” Ball State head coach Katherine Mowat said about Kelly receiving the award. “She is so well respected in the field; she is very deserving of these honors.”
Kelly, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the fall of 2019, earned the honor as one of the top playing and teaching PGA assistant professionals in the county, first at The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers and now at Woodland Country Club in Carmel.
That was not the biggest honor of the night for Kelly, however, as the Indiana PGA had an even bigger surprise in store. For her contributions over her entire golf career, starting as a player in junior events with the Indiana Junior Tour, the Indiana Section of the PGA named the Indiana PGA Women’s Player of the Year Award in Kelly’s honor.
“This is a truly special night and I really wish I could be there,” Kelly said via video to the event attendees as released by the PGA. “From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate this award being named after me.”
Beginning this year, the award will be officially known as the Brittany Kelly Indiana PGA Women’s Player of the Year Award.
“I am very excited to be announced as the Brittany Kelly Indiana PGA Women’s Player of the Year,” Kelly continued. “It is pretty special to me. Thank you so much for that. I also want to say thank you to the Board of Directors for putting together this great honor for me. I am also thrilled to have been selected Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year, a true honor.”
Another honor Kelly will receive soon for her record-setting golf career at Ball State; her induction into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame on September 24, 2021. She will be the first women’s golfer inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame.
A two-time All-American Scholar and a three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, Kelly became the first Ball State women’s golfer selected for an NCAA Regional during a phenomenal senior season in 2010-11. She set BSU records for single-season scoring average (75.06), career average (76.43) and 54-hole tournament score (215).
She went on to play two years on the LPGA Symetra Tour and then became one of the top playing and teaching PGA assistant professionals in the county.
“When Brittany got involved with the PGA following her Ball State career, it opened a whole new world to her,” Mowat added. “She found her calling working in professional golf, giving lessons, and competing. She competed at a very high level, going head-to-head with some of the top pros in the world both on the women and men’s side, and doing very well for herself.”
In 2019, Kelly was named the Indiana Women’s PGA Player of the Year after leading Team USA to victory at the inaugural Women’s PGA Cup, competing in her first LPGA major at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and winning the Indiana PGA Assistants Championship against a field of men.
“She’s always honored Indiana Golf, competing in all the outings she’s been eligible to play in as a pro,” Mowat added. “Her hard work crafting her game helped her earn Indiana PGA Women’s Golfer of the Year in both 2019 and 2020. In addition, she’s always giving back to the game from the standpoint of playing and promoting golf in Indiana. She visits my team every year and talks to them about life after college in the golf industry and is a real role model for them.”
Kelly also won her second Indiana Women’s Open title in 2019 to go along with the Indiana Women’s Amateur championship she won while at Ball State in 2009. Kelly qualified for the National PGA Assistants Championship in 2016, 2017 and 2019 and for the PGA Professional National Championship in 2018 and 2020, competing against the men in both.
The 2017 Indiana PGA Section Assistant of the Year, she also serves on the National PGA Tournament Committee and Indiana Section PGA Board of Directors.
JACK COAN NAMED TO JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM WATCH LIST
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — University of Notre Dame graduate student quarterback Jack Coan was named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Watch List Thursday afternoon. The Golden Arm Award annually recognizes the top senior or upperclassman quarterback set to graduate with their class.
Coan joined the Irish in the spring as a graduate transfer after spending four years at Wisconsin. During his time with the Badgers, he played in 25 games while making 18 starts. He finished his Badger career ranked third all-time in completion percentage (68.0%) and third in pass efficiency rating (144.7) all-time and held a 12-6 record.
Prior to his final season at UW, he was named to the Golden Arm Award Watch List along with the Maxwell Award, Manning Award and Davey O’Brien Award Watch List. He ended up missing the entire 2020 season due to injury before transferring to Notre Dame.
This past week, the Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly named Coan the starting quarterback heading into the week one matchup against Florida State.
Women’s Soccer Opens Regular Season With A Tie Against Toledo
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team earned a 0-0 draw against Toledo on Thursday, Aug. 19 following a pair of overtime sessions at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
The result was the first victory or tie against a Mid-American Conference school since 2013 when the Mastodons defeated Ball State 1-0. It also snapped a four game losing streak against the Rockets.
The first half was an evenly played period with the Mastodons’ best chance coming on a free kick following a yellow card on the Toledo goalkeeper that nearly resulted in a penalty kick.
Both teams found themselves with opportunities to score the game’s first goal in the second half. With 14 minutes to go, Kayla Shebar would find Rylee Vruggink near the goal but Toledo defender McKenna Schultz would box out Vruggink from any attempt at taking a shot on net. With less than five minutes to go in the second half, Samantha Castaneda made a leaping save off an Ashton Cassel shot that deflected off the top of the crossbar. Seconds later, Toledo’s Brooke Stonehouse attempted a shot that was high and wide of the net.
In the first overtime period, Shebar had an opportunity to score the game winning goal off a nice midfield pass from Gabrielle Fanning, but a leaping save by Toledo’s goalkeeper Emma Boutorwick prevented the ball from going in the top of the goal. Toledo would get a shot off with a minute to go in the second overtime but Castaneda made another save at the bottom right of the net.
On the day, the Rockets outshot the ‘Dons 15-9 and had an 8-4 shots on goal advantage. Zoe Greenhalge led the ‘Dons in shots with three and one shot on goal. Shebar, Kelsey Gallagher, and Bella Reitano each put up a shot and a shot on goal as well.
The Homestead High School product Castaneda picked up the shutout in her first career start for the ‘Dons.
The Mastodons will be back in action on Sunday, Aug. 22 (1 p.m.) against Morehead State at the Hefner Soccer Complex. The Eagles opened the season with a 2-0 victory over North Alabama on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Sycamores Take Down Eastern Illinois in Season Opener
CHARLESTON, Ill. – Indiana State women’s soccer defeated Eastern Illinois 3-1 in their season opener Thursday night at Lakeside Field.
The Sycamores got off to a fast start with Katie Yankey scoring on a pass from Sasha Thompson in the eighth minute.
Audrey Stephens scored in the 49th minute with Thompson recording her second assist of the game to put the Sycamores up 2-0.
Eastern Illinois made it 2-1 in the 64th minute with a goal from Zenaya Barnes on an assist from Nicoletta Anuci.
The Sycamores answered quickly as Chloe Tesny got behind the defense and found the left side of the net for her first career goal to make it 3-1 in the 67th minute.
Seven freshmen made their first apperances for the Sycamores with Tara Tesmond, Mackenzie Kent, Maddie Helling, Caitlin Mullen and Alexa Mackey getting their first career starts.
The Sycamores tallied six shots with three on goal and the Panthers took nine with three on goal. Eva Munoz led Eastern Illinois with three shots on the night.
Indiana State will travel to Northern Illinois on Sunday for a 6 p.m. ET matchup at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex.
BUECKERS REGISTERS HAT TRICK IN SEASON OPENING DEFEAT AT EKU
RICHMOND, Ky. – Senior Elizabeth Bueckers registered just the tenth hat trick in IUPUI history but the Jaguars came up on the wrong side of a 4-3 overtime result at Eastern Kentucky on a rainy Thursday (Aug. 19) in Richmond. EKU’s Gretta Gunn rolled a shot past IUPUI goalkeeper AP Woodall in the 94th minute to cap a wild affair to start the season.
“I think we’ve been really good at getting it done in the finishing third. We scored as many goals in the run of play today as we did all last spring season,” Bueckers said. “We’re struggling with experience in the back line as three out of four defenders going into overtime were freshmen.
“All credit goes to (Makenna Collins) and (Hannah Roberson) for stepping up in starting roles as freshmen and really holding it down back there, but we have to figure out how to keep the ball out of the net. We will definitely take it as a learning experience and come back stronger next game.”
Bueckers was an unstoppable force offensively, tallying twice in the first half and putting IUPUI ahead 3-2 in the 73rd minute with a clean strike. However, the traditionally tidy IUPUI defense had a shaky start on a sloppy surface to open the season and allowed an equalizer just more than two minutes later.
IUPUI (0-1) fell behind in the opening minutes, but ultimately moved in front by halftime. Bueckers tied the score at 1-1 in the 14th minute from in close after sophomore Sam Slimak slid a centering pass to her fellow attacker. Bueckers’ shot attempt hit off the hands of EKU goalkeeper Marah Krick before rolling over the end line for the season’s first score. Junior Maya Lacognato also earned an assist on the play by springing Slimak free up the right side.
In the 30th minute, Bueckers was flattened inside the EKU penalty area by a defender while trying to receive a pass from Slimak, leading to a penalty kick. The referee immediately placed the ball on the spot and Bueckers drilled a shot past the EKU goalie for her third career multi-goal game.
EKU equalized early in the second half when an IUPUI giveaway ultimately led to the Colonels gaining a corner kick. EKU’s Myla Sharpless bent a ball to the back post where the 5-foot-9 Kara Haas headed a bullet past Woodall to make it 2-2. The score remained tied until the 73rd minute when Bueckers tallied again. Freshman Abbey Renner launched a long ball in behind the EKU back line to an unmarked Bueckers, who settled the pass and laced a shot easily past Krick. The EKU bench pleaded for an offsides call, but to no avail as Bueckers capped the first IUPUI hat trick since November 2017.
That lead lasted just more than two minutes before the Colonels scored on another corner kick as Ali Kirk redirected Sharpless’ service past Woodall.
Gunn ended the day’s events with the winner early in the first overtime period.
Defensively, IUPUI benefited from the woodwork in the first half as EKU’s Hope Evans had a shot hit the crossbar in the 28th minute and Maddy Lemery, who had scored the game’s first goal, was unable to redirect the rebound on frame. Later, Gunn harmlessly hit the right post from a tough angle in the 42nd minute.
Bueckers accounted for the bulk of the IUPUI offensive display, attempting four of the team’s nine shots and putting three on target. Renae Blevins had three shots from her midfield post as IUPUI was outshot 22-9 and 7-5 on frame. EKU also finished with a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Woodall finished with three saves and Krick had two for the hosts.
The Jaguars will now return home to host Marian University on Monday night (Aug. 23) at 7:00 p.m. at the on-campus Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Tickets are available through the IUPUI ticket office and the game will be broadcast on ESPN+ as Greg Rakestraw (pxp) calls the action.
Evansville earns road draw on Ormson’s second-half goal
EVANSVILLE – Battling back from a goal down, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team got a second half goal from senior Emily Ormson to capture a 1-1 draw at Bellarmine on Thursday evening in Louisville, Ky.
The first half was marked by a defensive stalemate as both sides had limited opportunities on goal due to the quality of their opponents’ defense. Bellarmine led the way at the break with four shots, but only put one on frame, while Evansville recorded one shot, taken by junior Kristen Harvey.
Each sides’ offense ratcheted up the intensity in the second half. Bellarmine broke the tie in the 53rd minute on a goal set-up off a rebounded shot. A cross into the box found the foot of the Knights’ Regan Kommor, who directed it towards goal. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Fischer had to react quickly, making a tremendous kick save that sent the ball right of the goal. Bellarmine’s Katie Gawrys happened to find the ball and spin it in from an acute angle to give BU the lead.
The Aces created plenty of chances in the second half, out-shooting the Knights, 9-6. Persistence paid off as Evansville found its equalizer in the 67th minute. Fifth-year senior Emily Olson sent a ball forward that freshman Hailey Autenrieb sprinted to. Autenrieb’s cross was blocked, but junior Monique Landrum clipped the ball back to Autenrieb, who wound up another cross into the six-yard box. Reading Autenrieb, Ormson made a run and headed the cross past the keeper to tie the match at one.
Over the final 27 minutes of regulation, Evansville recorded four more shots, including two that forced saves from Ormson and senior Emily Wolak as the match moved to overtime.
The first overtime leaned in Evansville’s favor as the Aces recorded the only two shots of the 10-minute period. Bellarmine would outshoot the Aces in the second overtime, 2-1, but Fischer kept the Knights from adding a second in the 1-1 draw.
Ormson led the way for UE with four shots, placing all on goal, and scoring the equalizer in the 67th minute. Between the posts, Fischer made four saves in 110 minutes of action.
The Aces come back to Evansville for their home regular season opener on Sunday when they play host to Belmont at 1 PM at Arad McCutchan Stadium.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Taylor Cruises to Pair of Victories in Sunshine State
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Taylor posted a pair of wins on its second day of the Keiser Invitational, taking down Southeastern in four sets and dominating Webber International in a three-set sweep in its final showing of the season-opening tourney.
The Trojans pounded 62 kills in a 25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20 win over Southeastern, led by 23 kills in 44 swings from Amanda Adams. The fifth-year senior also posted 11 digs for her second double-double in the season’s first three contests.
Ryan Czerniak joined Adams in double figures in the kills column with 11 and Grace Isaacs added nine terminations in 16 tries. Taylor got a vintage Kacy Bragg stat line with 46 assists, 13 digs, six kills, three aces and two blocks, while Nikki Parrett added 12 digs and Stephaney Fifield collected 20 digs.
Taylor had no trouble in its final match of the tournament, blasting Webber International by a 25-10, 25-7, 25-8 score to close the event with three wins in four matches.
TU hit .407 as a team in the blowout and committed just eight hitting errors over the three sets. Adams led the charge again with a team-high 12 kills, with Czerniak and Sarah Scott each adding seven kills without a miscue.
Bragg added three more aces, with Fifield collecting 20 digs once again and Jaylynn Dunsmore posting four blocks.
Taylor (3-1) will return to action on August 27 and 28 when it hosts the Amber McClure Fayerweather Memorial Tournament inside Odle Arena. TU is set to take on Concordia and Saint Francis at noon and 5:00 pm on Friday, with a 5:00 pm affair against Bluefield on Saturday.
VOLLEYBALL: IU EAST AT KEISER INVITATIONAL – DAY 2 RECAP
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Red Wolves hit some rough surf during their second day of play on the beach.
The Indiana University East volleyball team concluded its stay at the Keiser Volleyball Invitational sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission on Aug. 19 with setbacks against Jamestown University and Webber International University.
The Red Wolves started the tournament’s second day with a morning match against No. 2 Jamestown. IU East played a strong first set before falling 25-22, 25-18, 25-12.
“Coming out of the gate, we wanted to make a statement,” said Sammei Fulkerson-Bird, who tallied 12 digs against Jamestown. “We knew Jamestown was going to be a tough battle, and man, did we fight! Although we didn’t win, we learned a lot about ourselves and how to fight in tough circumstances.”
The Red Wolves have played two of their last five matches against the No. 2 team in the NAIA Volleyball Coaches Poll dating back to last year.
IU East concluded its two days in Keiser’s Student Life Center with a 25-21, 25-15, 26-24 setback against Webber International. Late Red Wolf charges in the first and third sets fell just short.
“This game was a learning experience,” said Hallie Holbrook, who had five kills and 12 digs against Webber International. “We are going back home and grinding on the things we need to work on. I’m super excited to see this team grow, mentally and physically.”
The Red Wolves finished their season-opening trip with a 2-2 record. IU East’s tournament stats leaders were Jessica Swimm with 45 kills and seven aces, Reece Shirley with 124 assists, Fulkerson-Bird with 54 digs and Sheridan Phillips with seven blocks
IU East returns to the court at the Marian University Invitational starting Aug. 27.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1912 In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Carl Cashion tosses a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Indians and a sweep of the twin bill at Griffith Stadium. The 21 year-old right-hander, who will not get credit for his accomplishment due to the game’s shortened nature, has an outstanding fastball, but a lack of control will limit his career to just 43 games over four seasons.
1919 The longest hitting streak in professional baseball ends at 69 games when Joe Wilhoit is held hitless by the Tulsa Oilers in Western League action. The 33 year-old minor leaguer’s phenomenal stretch, which started on June 14th and included fifty games with two or more hits, ends with the Wichita Jobbers’ outfielder compiling a .512 batting average (153-for-297).
1938 First baseman Lou Gehrig hits the final grand slam of his career in the Yankees’ 11-3 rout of the A’s at Shibe Park. The first-inning blast, given up by Philadelphia’s right-hander Buck Ross, extends the ‘Iron Horse’s major league record for bases-loaded home runs to 23, a mark that will be surpassed in 2013 by fellow Bronx Bomber Alex Rodriguez.
1938 In front of about 10,000 people attending a Saturday morning publicity stunt organized by the Come to Cleveland Committee, five members of the Indians attempt to set a record by catching a baseball thrown from the top of the 708-foot Terminal Tower. Rookie reserve catcher Henry Helf catches a ball from the 52-story structure, estimated to be traveling at 138 mph, breaking Gabby Street’s 1908 mark for a vertical catch established when the Senator backstop snagged a sphere dropped 555 feet from the top of the Washington Monument.
1939 After dropping the opener to Chicago, 9-5, the Pirates snap a twelve game losing streak with a 5-0 victory in the nightcap. Max Butcher goes the distance in the shortened six-inning contest, limiting the visitors to just two hits in the Forbes Field contest.
1945 Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown becomes the youngest player (17 years, eight months, and 14 days) in major league history to hit a home run. The round-tripper by ‘Buckshot,’ who started his career as a 16 year-old high school student, will be the only run Brooklyn scores off 30 year-old Pirates southpaw Preacher Roe, who goes the distance in the 11-1 rout of the home team at Ebbets Field.
1946 Before the start of the game against the Senators at Griffith Stadium, Bob Feller’s fastball is clocked at 98.6 miles-per-hour using the U.S. Army’s Sky Screen Chronograph. The speed of the Indians right-hander’s ball breaks Atley Donald’s record of 94.7 mph, established by the Yankee hurler in 1939.
1948 The largest crowd (78,382) ever to attend a night game sees Satchel Paige become the fourth consecutive Indian to throw a shutout when he blanks the last-place White Sox, 1-0, at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The ageless wonder, joining Gene Bearden, Sam Zoldak, and Bob Lemon, helps the team establish a major league record with his one-hour and fifty-minute gem.
1953 The Browns beat the Baltimore Orioles, the city’s AAA minor league team, 8-2, in an exhibition game in front of a small crowd of 10,861 at Municipal Stadium. Undaunted by the low turnout of fans for the contest against the International League team, St. Louis owner Bill Veeck seeks and will receive permission to shift his franchise to the Charm City, a move denied by the American League owners last year.
1957 In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Robert Keegen throws the White Sox’s first no-hitter in twenty years, beating the Senators, 6-0. The Comiskey Park no-no is the first one thrown at night in franchise history.
1961 In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the team beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the Philadelphia’s skid, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.
1963 In his first major league start, Grover Powell blanks the Phillies in the Mets’ 4-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium. The shutout will be the only big league win for the 21 year-old right-hander, who, after pitching four more scoreless innings in his next appearance, will lose his effectiveness when he is struck in the face by a line drive hit by Pittsburgh first baseman Donn Clendenon.
1963 A’s right-hander Moe Drabowsky tosses a one-hitter against the Senators, going the distance in team’s 9–0 victory in Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium. Washington’s lone hit is a fourth-inning bunt single by Don Blasingame, marking the third time the infielder spoils a no-hitter by getting the only safety in a game.
1964 Due to a misunderstanding caused by Mickey Mantle misinforming his teammate that their manager Yogi Berra had asked for the harmonica to be played louder, a confrontation occurs on the back of the team bus between the skipper, who had actually requested for the music to stop, and utility player Phil Linz. Some believe the well-publicized incident fired up the third-place team to a successful pennant run but may have reinforced the perception Berra had lost control of the club, leading to his dismissal after Game 7 of the World Series.
1967 In the first game of a twin bill in Boston, switch-hitter Reggie Smith, in a 12-2 rout of the Angels, becomes the first Red Sox player to blast a home run from each side of the plate. Until today, no Fenway Park batter had accomplished the feat.
1967 In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox rally from an eight-run deficit to beat the Angels, 9-8. The big blow is Carl Yastrzemski’s fifth-inning three-run homer, his second of the day, having gone deep with two men on in the first game.
1974 In an 18-8 rout of the Cubs, the Dodgers collect 24 hits and set a club record with 48 total bases, including Davey Lopes’ three home runs, double, and single. The Dodger second baseman’s 15 total bases are the most ever for a leadoff hitter.
1974 At Anaheim Stadium, Angel hurler Nolan Ryan throws a ball “officially” clocked at 100.9 miles per hour by the Guinness Book of World Records. The right-hander’s pitch, tossed in a losing effort against Detroit, is the fastest pitch ever thrown in major league baseball.
1974 Nolan Ryan whiffs 19 batters in a game for the second time in eight days and the third time this season. The Angels’ right-hander’s stellar performance isn’t enough when he loses to Detroit’s Mickey Lolich in an 11-inning complete-game duel, 1-0.
1978 In the visitors’ clubhouse at Shea Stadium, Dodger Blue becomes black and blue when Steve Garvey confronts teammate Don Sutton about a Washington Post story in which the pitcher is critical of him. After the right-hander confirms he had made the comments, the argument becomes physical when he makes an inappropriate remark about the first baseman’s wife.
1980 Leo Sutherland’s single with one out in the ninth inning spoils Dan Spilner’s bid for a no-hitter against the White Sox. The 28 year-old Indian right-hander will get the next two outs and settle for a one-hit, 3-0 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park.
1985 Dwight Gooden, going the distance in the Mets’ 3-0 victory over San Francisco at Shea Stadium en route to his 13th consecutive win, whiffs 16 batters to become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons. After improving his record to 19-3 with his sixth shutout, the 20 year-old sophomore matches Herb Score’s accomplishment in the American League in 1955 and 1956 with the Indians.
1989 The Mets have a busy day on the trading block when they send popular outfielder Mookie Wilson to the Blue Jays for pitcher Jeff Musselman and minor leaguer Michael Brady. New York also gets Frank Viola from the Twins for pitchers Rick Aguilera, David West, and Kevin Tapani and two minor leaguers.
1995 Indians closer Jose Mesa picks up his 37th save in as many opportunities to set a major league record. The right-handed reliever pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Tribe’s 8-5 win over Milwaukee at Jacobs Field.
1998 At Shea Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit fifty home runs in three consecutive seasons. Mac’s seventh-inning solo shot, the second of back-to-back round-trippers off Willie Blair, helps to defeat the Mets, 2-0.
2000 The Yankees honor Whitey Ford, their winningest pitcher in franchise history, is honored during ceremonies on his day at Yankee Stadium. The crafty lefty holds the team record for victories (236), innings pitched (3,170 1/3), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45).
2001 Ken Griffey Jr. hits a walk-off, inside-the-park home run against the Cardinals, giving the Reds a 5-4 victory at Cinergy Field. The Cincinnati slugger, who missed half the season due to a pulled hamstring, circles the bases when the ball caroms of the centerfield fence, eluding outfielders Kerry Robinson and Jim Edmunds.
2002 A judge issues a temporary restraining order preventing the sale of Barry Bonds’ 600th career home run ball hit into the Pacific Bell Park stands on August 9th. Jay Arsenault, who allegedly promised friends after being given a game ticket to split any monetary gains if he caught the historic baseball, has been ordered to appear in court for a hearing on September 5th along with the prized souvenir.
2005 Using the equivalent of a 98-miles-per-hour major league fastball, 12-year-old Kalen Pimentel ties a Little League World Series record for strikeouts in a six-inning game. The preteen from Rancho Buena Vista strikes out 18 Owensboro batters (all of the recorded outs) when his team coasts to a 7-2 victory in the tournament pool.
2005 The Royals snap their 19-game losing streak, beating the A’s in Oakland, 2-1. The skid ends two games shy of the American League record of 21 straight defeats established by the Orioles in 1988.
2008 Umpires sign an agreement that will allow major league baseball to start using instant replay to help determine boundary calls, such as determining fair or foul fly balls and difficult home run rulings. The installation of the necessary equipment has been taking place in ballparks, hoping to use the technology later this month.
2008 After the Angels score the potential winning run in the top of the inning of an eventual 5-4 victory over the Rays, Francisco Rodriguez pitches a perfect ninth to record his 48th save, establishing a new franchise record. The right-handed closer had set the previous team mark with 47 saves in 2006.
2012 The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever stamps takes place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The popular philatelic series based on historic photographs honors Yankee Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby of the Indians, Willie Stargell of the Pirates, and Red Sox legend Ted Williams.
2017 The Pirates host the Cardinals in the inaugural Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the New York-Penn League’s Williamsport Crosscutters. In front of a crowd consisting mostly of Little Leaguers and their families, Pittsburg’s first baseman Josh Bell homers and drives in four runs in the Bucs’ 6-3 victory over the Redbirds.
2020 The Yankees, the first major league team to wear digits, assign right-hander Miguel Yajure #89, the only number from 0 to 99 never worn by a big-leaguer. The season also started with 86 and 92 never appearing on the back of a uniform until the Cardinals gave the numerals to relievers Jesus Cruz and Génesis Cabrera, respectively.
2020 The Padres set the major league mark for the most consecutive games with a grand slam when Eric Hosmer connects with the bases full, making’ Slam Diego’ the first team to hit a four-base home run in four consecutive contests. Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers, and Manny Machado contributed to the historic accomplishment during the team’s four-game home-and-away series sweep against the Rangers.