MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
St. Louis 6 Kansas City 0
Boston 8 Baltimore 1
Cleveland 7 Detroit 4
Texas 8 Oakland 6
Tampa Bay 10 Minnesota 4
Houston 4 LA Angels 1
Seattle 3 Toronto 2
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh postponed
Atlanta 4 Washington 2
Cincinnati 6 Philadelphia 1
LA Dodgers 6 NY Mets 5 (10)
Miami 14 Chicago Cubs 10
Arizona 3 San Diego 2
San Francisco 5 Colorado 4
FRIDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
St. Paul 7 Indianapolis 5
Fort Wayne South Bend 2
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
San Jose 0 Vancouver 0
Tennessee 23 Atlanta 3
Buffalo 16 Detroit 15
Arizona 19 Dallas 16
COLLEGE BASKETBALL EXHIBITION
Indiana 79 BC Mega 66
Trayce Jackson-Davis 21 points and nine rebounds
Here are the results of Friday’s qualifying for Saturday’s IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, engine, time and speed in parentheses:
- (5) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 1:10.7147 (124.167 mph).
- (12) Will Power, Chevrolet, 1:10.7214 (124.155).
- (51) Romain Grosjean, Honda, 1:10.7418 (124.119).
- (45) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 1:10.7433 (124.116).
- (26) Colton Herta, Honda, 1:10.7631 (124.082).
- (10) Alex Palou, Honda, 1:10.8290 (123.966).
- (60) Jack Harvey, Honda, 1:10.8875 (123.864).
- (20) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 1:10.9532 (123.749).
- (21) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, 1:11.0208 (123.631).
- (27) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 1:11.0240 (123.626).
- (8) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 1:11.0342 (123.608).
- (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet, 1:11.1346 (123.434).
- (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Honda, 1:11.5084 (122.788).
- (2) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 1:11.3623 (123.040).
- (14) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet, 1:11.5504 (122.716).
- (30) Takuma Sato, Honda, 1:11.4174 (122.945).
- (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 1:11.5583 (122.703).
- (18) Ed Jones, Honda, 1:11.4360 (122.913).
- (59) Max Chilton, Chevrolet, 1:11.5739 (122.676).
- (7) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 1:11.5340 (122.744).
- (3) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, 1:11.6676 (122.516).
- (48) Jimmie Johnson, Honda, 1:11.8624 (122.184).
- (06) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 1:11.7319 (122.406).
- (29) James Hinchcliffe, Honda, 1:12.0813 (121.812).
- (75) RC Enerson, Chevrolet, 1:12.3344 (121.386).
- (9) Scott Dixon, Honda, 1:12.2660 (121.501).
- (52) Cody Ware, Honda, 1:13.7572 (119.045).
- (4) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 1:12.5494 (121.027).
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE SATURDAY
*Many teams are involved in tournaments so the complete schedule can’t be known.
Brownsburg at Crown Point
Eastern Hancock at TBA
South Decatur at Southwestern
Munster at Crown Point
Warsaw at Lake Central
Chesterton at Illiana Christian
Plainfield at Crown Point
North Newton at Winamac
Fort Wayne Snyder at Cathedral
North Judson at TBA
Crothersville at Scottsburg
Angola at Columbia City
Twin Lakes at Winamac
Fort Wayne Dwenger at Penn
Milan at Batesville
Borden at Mitchell
Greenwood at Mount Vernon (Fortville)
South Decatur at Greensburg
Fountain Central at Tri-County
LaPorte at Penn
Randolph Southern at Blue River
Scecina at New Palestinian
Warsaw at Munster
Brownsburg at Munster
Westfield at Lawrence North
Breman at Wawasee
Switzerland County at Scottsburg
Danville at Brebeuf
Greencastle at Brown County
Plymouth at Rochester
Plainfield at Chesterton
Evansville Memorial at Northview
Lake Central at Fort Wayne Snyder
Lafayette Jeff at Western
North Daviess at North Posey
New Washington at Greensburg
Lafayette Jeff at Western
Seymour at Jeffersonville
New Castle at Center Grove
Carmel at Fishers
South Ridge at Mount Vernon
Plainfield at Illiana Christian
Roncalli at Franklin Central
South Vermillion at North Putnam
TBA at North White
Twin Lakes at North White
Crothersville at Mitchell
Knightstown at Blue River
TBA at Winamac
Greensburg at Southwestern
Brownsburg at Lake Central
Evansville Memorial at Brebeuf
Chesterton at Cathedral
Danville at Northview
Tippecanoe Valley at Argos
Switzerland County at Mitchell
Springs Valley at White River Valley
Borden at Scottsburg
Vincennes Rivet at Shakamak
Fort Wayne Snyder at Illiana Christian
Northeastern at Rising Sun
Northview at Brebeuf
Mitchell at Scottsburg
Chesterton at Munster
Brownsburg at Fort Wayne Snyder
Lake Central at Cathedral
Morgan Twp. at Michigan City
Cathedral at Crown Point.
Warsaw at Illiana Christian
East Noble at West Noble
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SATURDAY SCHEDULE
White River Valley at Tell City
Fort Wayne Luers at Fort Wayne Northrup
North Central at Terre Haute South
Sullivan at North Putnam
Milan at Batesville
Rochester at Glenn
Evansville Day at Evansville Christian
Avon at Pike
Corydon Central at Madison
Mississinewa at Eastbrook
Perry Meridian at Columbus East
Carroll at Warsaw
Fishers at Franklin Central
Cathedral at Ritter
Lawrence North at Greenfield Central
Carmel at Zionsville
Elkhart Christian at South Bend Riley
Goshen at Elkhart
Oregon – Davis at Lakeland Christian
Chesterton at Northridge
Butler at Providence
Castle at Vincennes Lincoln
Seymour at Jasper
Evansville Mater Dei at Mount Vernon
Kokomo at Western
Center Grove at Roncalli
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SATURDAY SCHEDULE
Bethany Christian at Goshen
Indianapolis Tech at Scecina
Concord at Griffith
Pike at Shelbyville
Terre Haute South at Evansville Mater Dei
Lawrence Central at Perry Meridian
Providence at North Harrison
Boone Grove at Crown Point.
Hamilton Southeastern at Carmel
Castle at Vincennes Lincoln
Batesville at Seymour
North Central at Zionsville
McCutcheon at Fishers
Noblesville at Cathedral
Northridge at Carroll
Mishawaka at Trinity
Greensburg at Knightstown
Danville at Whiteland
Sullivan at North Putnam
Rochester at Glenn
Terre Haute North at Harrison
South Dearborn at St. Henry
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
Saturday, August 14
Miami at Chicago, 1:00
Denver at Minnesota, 4:00
New Orleans at Baltimore, 7:00
Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7:00
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Green Bay, 8:00
Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:30
Seattle at Las Vegas, 9:00
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Sunday, August 15
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1:00
Thursday, August 19
New England at Philadelphia, 7:30
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
Mahle tosses 7 shutout innings in Reds’ win over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joey Votto crushed the latest home run on his power barrage and performed a little fist-bump, hand-slap routine with his teammates at the plate. He looked at the fans on his walk back to the dugout and pointed his thumbs at his shoulders, a worthy flex for a slugger showing plenty of muscle of late.
Votto hit a three-run homer and Tyler Mahle tossed seven shutout innings to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Votto has 15 homers in his last 22 games as he tries to inch the Reds back into the playoff picture.
“He’s so locked in, it’s unbelievable to watch,” Mahle said. “It’s crazy to watch. I don’t know how else to put it.”
Nick Castellanos added a solo homer and Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run shot for the Reds (63-54), who trail Milwaukee by 7 1/2 games in the NL Central, even though they have a better record than the Phillies. The Phillies (60-56) started the night in first place in the NL East.
Mahle (10-3) allowed three hits and walked none in his second straight win. Michael Lorenzen worked the eighth and Heath Hembree gave up a run in the ninth.
“The pressure’s not on me. I just have to go out and execute pitches and let them make plays,” Mahle said.
Mahle said he wanted to win Friday on his dad’s birthday.
“I’ve seen him get better from Day One in the league,” Votto said. “Now he’s realizing that potential and that work is paying off. We need as much help as possible and Tyler’s been excellent all year.”
With the Phillies chasing their first postseason appearance since 2011, Zack Wheeler (10-7) stumbled on a steamy night. The ace right-hander threw a two-hit shutout in his last start against New York.
Tyler Naquin led off the fourth with a single and Wheeler plunked Castellanos. Votto’s second-half revival continued when his 26th homer of the season landed in the bullpen for a 3-0 lead. Votto moved into second in the NL in home runs and became just the third player 37 years old or older to have at least one 22-game span with 15-plus home runs.
‘It was probably a mistake by me to double up with a cutter to such a good hitter,” Wheeler said. “That’s probably the worst I’ve thrown the ball in a long time.”
Votto has 1,998 hits and trails only four players on the Reds’ career hits list. He is three homers shy of matching Frank Robinson for second on the team’s career list with 324. Votto’s 2,000th hit will make him only the second player (Billy Williams, Cubs, 1971) to reach that milestone the same season he also recorded his 300th home run and 1,000th RBI.
Castellanos hit his 20th homer of the season in the sixth. Suarez’s 23rd homer of the year was a two-run shot to left in the ninth.
Wheeler struck out six and gave up four hits in six innings.
Marlins tie team mark with 11-run inning; Cubs 9th L in row
MIAMI (AP) Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam and Alex Jackson added a three-run homer as the Miami Marlins tied a team record by scoring 11 times in the second inning Friday night during a 14-10 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs lost their ninth straight and have allowed 41 runs in the past three games. Chicago is 2-12 since the trade deadline departures of stars Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Craig Kimbrel.
The 11 runs tied a Marlins mark set in the fifth inning at Milwaukee on June 4, 2019.
“There are no words to describe it,” De La Cruz said. “I saw a motivated club with every pitch. It was very enjoyable.”
For Miami, the win coincided with the return of manager Don Mattingly. The 60-year-old Mattingly missed the previous 12 games after testing positive for COVID-19.
The four hour and 14 minute duration was the longest 9-inning game in Miami’s history.
The Marlins’ second-inning outburst erased a three-run deficit. De La Cruz’s drive against Adbert Alzolay (4-13) put Miami ahead 5-4.
“We get down 4-1 early and De La Cruz’s homer got us going,” Mattingly said. “Honestly, the offense was on point all night long.”
Alzolay, who lost his ninth straight decision, was removed because of left hamstring tightness after 1 1/3 innings. Winless since June 2, Alzolay allowed six runs.
“That guy is so competitive,” Cubs catcher Robinson Chirinos said. “He wants to give his team a chance to win a game. You can see the pain through his eyes and how he felt when he came out of that game.”
Dan Winkler relieved Alzolay and failed to retire any of the seven batters he faced. He allowed Lewis Brinson’s two-run double and hit Jorge Alfaro with the bases loaded to force in a run.
Brinson scored from third on a passed ball before Jackson connected off Winkler to give the Marlins a 12-4 lead.
Jesus Aguilar also homered for Miami, a two-run shot in the third, giving him 21 in the season and an NL-leading 82 RBIs.
Miami starter Jesus Luzardo (4-5) benefited from the offensive support and allowed five runs and six hits in five innings. He struck out six, walked four and hit a batter.
The left-hander is 2-1 since the Marlins acquired him from the Oakland A’s for outfielder Starling Marte on July 28.
“Obviously, not 100 percent happy with my start,” Luzardo said. “I was happy to be able to get through five and settle in the third, fourth and fifth innings.”
Chicago closed the gap on two-run homers from Frank Schwindel and Ian Happ in the eighth and Rafael Ortega’s pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth.
Chirinos homered, doubled twice and singled. He briefly considered stretching his second double in the eighth into a triple and complete the cycle but remained at second.
“It was going to be the perfect hit for the triple,” Chirino said. “It didn’t make sense for me to go.”
Clement 2 HRs, Cabrera stays at 499; Indians beat Tigers 7-4
DETROIT (AP) Cleveland rookie Ernie Clement hit the first two homers of his career while Miguel Cabrera stayed one drive short of No. 500 as the Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Friday night.
“It was obviously a great feeling to hit my first one, but I was in complete shock when the second one went out,” said Clement, who only had three homers in 268 minor league games.
“My game is about trying to hit the ball hard and get on base for the guys behind me. I’m not a home-run hitter,” he said.
Cabrera went 0 for 4, leaving him at 499 career home runs and disappointing a crowd of 22,107. Most fans were crammed into the outfield seats at Comerica Park where the milestone drive might land.
“It was electric every time Miggy came up to the plate,” Indians starter Zach Plesac said. “The ground was shaking — that was a playoff atmosphere. I just didn’t want to be the one who gave it up.”
Cabrera struck out in the first inning, flied out twice and grounded out.
“Miggy is fine,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “As great as he is, he can’t just will a home run whenever he wants one. He’s swinging well and it will come.”
Cabrera homered Wednesday night at Baltimore and sat out Thursday against the Orioles. The Tigers then returned to Detroit to open a six-game homestand.
“We know the fans are here for Miggy, but we’re all feeding off this energy,” Tigers catcher Eric Haase said. “We’ve been a winning team for a couple months now, and it is fun seeing the crowd respond to that.”
Yu Chang homered and tripled for the Indians, who improved to 11-5 against Detroit this season.
Plesac (7-4) allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings. He struck out nine without a walk after giving up five runs in four innings against the Tigers on Sunday.
“I knew I had good stuff in that game, but I didn’t do a good job of executing my pitches,” he said. “That’s been something I’ve been dealing with, but today was a lot better.”
Tyler Alexander (2-2) gave up four runs in five innings.
Jack Flaherty returns as Cardinals beat Royals 6-0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jack Flaherty pitched six innings of two-hit ball in his return from an oblique injury, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Friday night.
Nolan Arenado hit his 23rd homer for St. Louis, which earned its fourth straight win. Tyler O’Neill and Lars Nootbaar also connected.
Flaherty (9-1) struck out five and walked none in his first big league start since May 31. T.J. McFarland then got six outs, Giovanny Gallegos worked the eighth and Ryan Helsley finished the five-hitter.
“Expectations are always high, and he was tremendous tonight,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “Jack was in control and he hit right where we wanted with his pitch count. It was a perfect outing and we’re glad he’s back.”
The 25-year-old Flaherty had been sidelined by a left oblique strain.
“I just didn’t try to do too much tonight,” Flaherty said. “Once I got that first strike in there everything felt normal. I missed competing with these guys and being a part of the team was what I missed the most.”
Arenado and O’Neill hit back-to-back homers in the fourth. It was No. 19 for O’Neill.
Arenado drove in Tommy Edman with a sacrifice fly in the fifth, and the Cardinals added two more in the eighth against Wade Davis. Yadier Molina had a run-scoring single, and Paul DeJong tacked on a sacrifice fly.
Nootbaar connected for his second homer in the ninth, a 441-foot drive into the fountains in right field.
“Jack’s been a great asset for us the past few years so it’s a good feeling to have him back,” Shildt said. “Everyone has a little more pep in their step.”
Kansas City left-hander Mike Minor (8-11) permitted three runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one.
“Overall, I thought his stuff looked good, just unfortunate we couldn’t get anything going offensively,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “Flaherty looked sharp coming back from injury and didn’t make many mistakes.”
The Cardinals are three games over .500 for the first time since June 5.
Flores’ 3-run homer sends MLB-leading Giants past Rockies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Night after night, the San Francisco Giants’ depth keeps shining through with games on the line. Closer Jake McGee struggled again with a second straight blown save, then Zack Littell came in and delivered just as he’d done three days earlier.
Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer in the first, Thairo Estrada added an RBI single, and the Giants held off a late rally to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.
“Jake’s our guy. Obviously it’s very difficult to take him out of this game,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “But we really do have a ton of confidence that we’re going to get this worked out.”
Giants right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (11-5) allowed two runs on five hits over five innings to snap a four-start winless stretch in which he was 0-2 since beating Washington on July 10.
The MLB-leading Giants are 75-41 for the second-best record in San Francisco history through 116 games, behind the 103-win 1993 club in home run king Barry Bonds’ first season with the team.
“It’s not about one guy,” said Flores, who hit his 15th homer. “I feel like today we picked each other up. We’ve been doing it all year.”
McGee surrendered a two-run homer to Connor Joe in the ninth and missed his second straight save opportunity after also doing so Tuesday. Zack Littell struck out C.J. Cron swinging to end it with runners on first and second.
“We came back, we just fell one swing short,” Colorado manager Bud Black said.
The Giants quickly found a groove against lefty Austin Gomber (9-7), who was done after four innings coming off six shutout innings his last outing facing Miami.
DeSclafani returned from the injured list after missing one start with a fatigued pitching shoulder. He allowed an RBI single to Cron in the third.
But DeSclafani improved to 3-0 against the Rockies this season. He hadn’t allowed a run to them in two previous 2021 outings spanning 15 innings, all at home.
Braves hit 4 solo HRs, beat Nats early Saturday morning
WASHINGTON (AP) Austin Riley homered in the seventh inning of a weather-delayed game, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 early Saturday morning to move into a first-place tie in the NL East with Philadelphia.
The announced attendance of 24,812 had noticeably diminished by the time the final out was recorded at 1:19 a.m.
The start of the game was delayed 3 hours, 12 minutes due to severe weather.
Atlanta entered Friday in third place in the NL East, a game behind Philadelphia and a half-game back of the New York Mets. Both the Phillies and Mets lost on Friday.
Washington dropped its fifth straight game. It carried a 2-0 lead into the fifth before Atlanta rally with the long ball.
Travis d’Arnaud got the Braves on the board with his third homer, a solo shot just over the wall in left in the fifth. Ozzie Albies tied it at 2 with his 21st homer in the sixth, giving him four homers and seven RBIs in his last five games.
Riley’s 24th homer of the season put Atlanta ahead to stay in the seventh, and Dansby Swanson hit his 21st homer in the ninth.
The Nationals came out fast after the long delay, opening with three consecutive hits off Charlie Morton (11-4), including Juan Soto’s RBI single. Josh Bell added a sacrifice fly, making it 2-0 in the first.
Morton struck out seven in six innings. Will Smith earned his 24th save despite allowing the first two batters to reach in the ninth.
Nationals starter Josiah Gray (0-1) permitted three runs and five hits in six-plus innings. He struck out six and walked none.
Gray was acquired at the trade deadline when Max Scherzer and Trea Turner were shipped off to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has allowed five runs in his three starts with Washington – all coming on solo homers.
Smith’s HR in 10th lifts Dodgers past Mets 6-5
NEW YORK (AP) Will Smith hit a two-run homer to start the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers bounced back after blowing a four-run lead to beat the New York Mets 6-5 Friday night.
Smith gave the Dodgers a 6-4 advantage when he hit a full-count sinker from Jeurys Familia (6-3) into the left field seats. Smith’s 16th homer easily cleared the fence and set Los Angeles up for its second win in 14 extra-inning games this year.
“I was trying to hit a ball up in the air, center, right-center and move the guy over,” said Smith, who is 6 for 11 in his career in extra innings. “Just situational hitting. It crept in a little bit and I just turned on it and still got it in the air.”
It was Smith’s first career homer in extra innings and ended Los Angeles’ 11-game losing streak in extra-inning games. It also lifted Los Angeles to its 14th win in 34 one-run games this year.
“We checked a couple of boxes off,” Los Anageles manager Dave Roberts said.
Smith’s drive atoned for a passed ball the catcher committed in the seventh that allowed Pete Alonso to score the tying run.
“I’m just confident with Will, I really am,” Roberts said. “You’ve seen it time and time again, the pulse, the heartbeat. He stays in the strike zone, doesn’t run from it. You’re not going to be successful every time but you can just tell when a player embraces those moments.”
The Mets began a stretch of 13 straight games against talented NL West teams Los Angeles and San Francisco by losing for the eighth time in 12 games. New York also dropped to 1-11 in its last 12 home games against Los Angeles.
“We were right there, had the winning run at the plate the last inning,” New York second baseman Jeff McNeil said. “So we were right there.”
Los Angeles squandered a 4-0 lead as Brusdar Graterol and Justin Bruihl combined to allow four runs before Blake Treinen and Kenley Jansen kept the game tied.
“This was a really gutty performance,” Roberts said.
Treinen got the final out of the seventh and picked off pinch-hitter Travis Blankenhorn to end the eighth. Jansen (2-5) pitched a perfect ninth and allowed an RBI groundout to Jonathan Villar and intentionally walked James McCann before ending the four-hour, 18-minute marathon by retiring pinch-hitter Tomas Nido in the 10th.
Jansen pitched two innings for the first time since May 8, 2018.
Giants reward SS Crawford with new $32 million, 2-year deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Crawford has never imagined playing anywhere else than for his boyhood favorite team the Giants.
The All-Star shortstop is being rewarded for one of his best seasons yet, agreeing to a new two-year contract that takes him through the 2023 season and the probable conclusion of his career with San Francisco.
“This is the only organization we’ve ever known and they’ve always taken such good care of me and my family,” Crawford said in the dugout before having a night off from starting in the second game of a four-game weekend set with the Rockies. “We’re just happy to know that we’re going to be here for a couple more years.”
The Giants announced the $32 million deal Friday that will pay the 34-year-old shortstop $16 million in base salary in both 2022 and ’23.
“I think you see it on a day in, day out basis how important he’s been to our team in the lineup, out on the field, not just his own defense but how he elevates the entire infield with just his consistency and excellent play,” said Farhan Zaidi, Giants president of baseball operations. “It’s hard to imagine anybody else playing shortstop for the San Francisco Giants.”
Crawford is in the final season of a $75 million, six-year contract signed in November 2015. He is earning $15 million this season.
“I’m 34. Playing `til I’m 36 sounds pretty good to me,” he said.
Crawford’s reliable play in the infield and his offense are big reasons the Giants have the best record in the majors and lead the talented NL West in a year they have surprised the reigning World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego.
Crawford is batting a career-best .296 with 19 home runs, 21 doubles, a triple and 69 RBIs. He earned his third All-Star selection this summer and is a three-time Gold Glove recipient.
This is his 11th season with San Francisco and Crawford was part of the 2012 and ’14 World Series championship teams. He won Gold Gloves from 2015-17 and a Silver Slugger award in 2015.
Bauer’s administrative leave extended through Aug. 20
NEW YORK (AP) Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave was extended Friday through Aug. 20 by Major League Baseball and the players’ association while the sport’s investigators check into allegations of sexual misconduct against the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher.
Bauer was placed on seven days’ paid leave July 2 under the joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy adopted by MLB and the players’ union in 2015. MLB and the union have agreed to several extensions.
Police in Pasadena, California, and MLB are investigating the allegations made against Bauer by a Southern California woman who says the pitcher choked her to the point where she lost consciousness and punched her during two sexual encounters this year. The woman has obtained a protection order against Bauer.
According to the woman’s declaration attached to the request for the protection order, she suffered injuries as a result of the second encounter, including two black eyes, a bloodied swollen lip, significant bruising and scratching to one side of her face.
The pitcher’s agents, Jon Fetterolf and Rachel Luba, have disputed the allegations and Fetterolf said in a statement that the pair’s brief relationship was “wholly consensual.” The statement said Bauer has messages from the woman asking for the kind of “rough” sexual interactions they had.
Attorneys for Bauer and for the woman said during a court session last month that they intend to call several witnesses, including Bauer, during a hearing related to the order that’s scheduled to begin Monday.
Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to join his hometown Dodgers this year after winning his first Cy Young Award with the Cincinnati Reds last season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts this season.
New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom won’t throw for at least two more weeks
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New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom won’t pick up a baseball for at least another two weeks as the team continues to monitor inflammation in his throwing elbow, manager Luis Rojas said Friday.
DeGrom, 33, flew to Los Angeles earlier in the week to have an MRI read by doctors. It showed some progress in his recovery but not enough to start pitching again.
“It’s slightly improving, but it’s going to be two more weeks, no throwing,” Rojas said in a Zoom session with reporters. “Then we’ll see further imaging after two weeks.”
DeGrom has been out more than a month already as the Mets have fallen out of first place in the National League East without him on the mound. He is 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA and has endured starts and stops to his season, leaving several games early due to arm troubles.
“He’s frustrated,” Rojas said. “He wants to pitch. He wants to help the team. There’s nothing he can do. Just have to commit to these two weeks.”
The Mets, who open a home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, are a half-game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East.
DeGrom informed his teammates of his status after his return from Los Angeles.
“Even after hearing this news, I don’t think that’s going to put these guys’ heads down,” Rojas said.
Rojas said they haven’t charted a plan for deGrom if the Mets make it to the postseason.
NFL suspends RB Derrius Guice 6 games for violating personal conduct policy
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ASHBURN, Va. — Former Washington Football Team running back Derrius Guice was suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, according to a league spokesman.
Guice was arrested last August in Loudoun County, Virginia, and charged with one count of strangulation and three counts of assault and battery, stemming from three separate domestic violence incidents involving his then-girlfriend early in 2020. He allegedly pushed the woman to the ground on three different occasions and was also accused of strangulation.
Washington released Guice two hours after he was arrested. He has not played in the NFL since.
The strangulation charge against Guice was dropped in January by Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj. The other charges were dropped after a settlement was reached with the woman. Guice was facing possible jail time if convicted.
Two women accused Guice of sexual assault while he was a freshman at LSU in 2016. A third LSU student alleged in 2016 that Guice had taken a partially nude photo of her without her knowledge and showed the pictures to his teammates. Guice has denied the allegations.
Washington selected Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft. There were questions surrounding his character entering the draft, with some teams — including Carolina, then coached by current Washington coach Ron Rivera — taking him off their boards, according to multiple sources.
Guice missed all of his rookie season after tearing his ACL in training camp. He missed 11 games with a knee injury in 2019.
Sources — Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC discussing formation of alliance, likely around scheduling
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The Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC have had preliminary discussions about forming an alliance, likely built around scheduling but possibly other areas, sources told ESPN.
Commissioners George Kliavkoff (Pac-12), Kevin Warren (Big Ten) and Jim Phillips (ACC) have been in regular communication, and have also had some in-person discussions. Kliavkoff and Warren were together this week for Rose Bowl meetings. Pac-12 sources said all three commissioners met last week in Chicago.
“I’ve been in frequent and regular contact with all of the other A5 commissioners the last few weeks about the four or five complex issues that are facing our industry,” Kliavkoff told ESPN on Friday night. “Anything beyond that is just speculation, and I can’t comment on it.”
Messages left for both Phillips and Warren were not immediately returned.
Kliavkoff could not confirm last week’s meeting in Chicago. Kliavkoff also met last week with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, whose league is reeling from the impending departures of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC.
Sources said the Big 12 is not currently included in discussions surrounding an alliance with other Power 5 conferences. Bowlsby told the Texas state senate on Aug. 2 that he thought there “are options for us to partner with other conferences. There may be opportunity for mergers.”
Athletic directors in two of the leagues discussing an alliance told ESPN that nonconference scheduling likely would be the focus, but that there aren’t many details yet. The SEC’s addition of Texas and Oklahoma, plus commissioner Greg Sankey’s involvement in proposing a 12-team expanded College Football Playoff model, has been seen as an attempt to consolidate power.
“There is some alignment in us against them a little bit,” a Power 5 athletic director said.
The next major CFP meeting is set for Sept. 28 in Chicago.
The Athletic first reported the potential alliance between the Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC.
Henley holds halfway lead at Wyndham Championship after 64
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Russell Henley shot a 6-under 64 on Friday to open a four-stroke lead halfway through the Wyndham Championship.
Henley was at 14-under 126, tying Stewart Cink at the RBC Heritage in April for the lowest 36-hole score this season in a tournament Cink went on to win.
Olympic silver medalist Rory Sabbatini was tied for second with past champion Webb Simpson and playoff bubble man Scott Piercy.
Sabbatini shot a 64, Simpson 65 and Piercy at 66.
Former FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, outside the playoffs at the start of the week, continued his surge toward the postseason with a 65 that left him at 9 under in a group with Tyler Duncan and Brian Stuard.
Duncan had the lowest score of the round at 62. Stuard shot 66.
When Henley teed off, the first-round leader had already been passed by Sabbatini, Piercy and Simpson. Henley, who opened on the back nine, got going with four straight birdies on Nos. Nos. 14-17 to regain the lead.
Henley added three more birdies on his final nine. It was a couple of months ago that Henley shared the halfway lead at the U.S. Open. He was among three leaders after 54 holes until falling off with final-round 76.
Henley hopes he can keep the same drive and mentality on the weekend. After all, this is not the U.S. Open and pars here will probably lead you out of contention.
“You have to do everything right,” Henley said. “So it’s kind of the same way except for I’m just mainly trying to keep committing to every shot off the tee and put myself in the fairway” where he can stay aggressive.
It was a good day for Sabbatini, Piercy and Rose, all who began the week outside the 125-man postseason cutoff, but have played themselves into next week’s Northern Trust with 36 holes to go.
Sabbatini, buoyed by his Tokyo experience, has moved from 141st in the FedEx standings to a projected 95th. He tied his career low 36-hole score of 130, last accomplished in 2003 at the Shriner’s Children’s Open.
Piercy started this week as first man out at No. 126. His 64-66 start has him projected at 80th for the playoffs.
Rose, who won the 2018 FedEx Cup, was also outside at No. 138 when he teed off Thursday. He’s inside the playoffs at 117th after shooting 66-65.
It was not the case for playoff outsider Rickie Fowler, who missed the cut after shooting 71-72. He had needed to finish 21st or better to keep his 11-season streak of advancing to golf’s postseason intact. Instead, Fowler will have a few weeks off before next season.
“I know what I’m capable of, I’ve been up there and played against the best in the world and been a top-five, top-10 player in the world for a number of years in my career,” Fowler said. “I’m not in a position where I’m comfortable or where I want to be.”
Sabbatini said his game kicked into gear in Tokyo – he finished with a 61 for the silver behind gold-medalist American Xander Schauffele – and has continued at the PGA Tour’s final regular-season event.
His play at Sedgefield Country Club has him pointing toward the playoffs. “I do potentially have a flight reservation, but I don’t know which direction.”
Piercy had made the playoffs the past six seasons.
Rose said his first two rounds have him thinking about more than the top-10 finish needed to continue his season: He’s aiming for his first PGA Tour win since the Farmers Insurance Open in 2019.
“I know I need to finish top-10, but at the same time there’s no point limiting yourself to that kind of thinking,” he said. “Winning would go a long way to kind of feel like you can compete in the playoffs.”
Among those missing the 3 under cut were Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama and veteran Ryan Moore, who will miss the tour playoffs for the first time since it began in 2007.
Mayfair shots 8-under 62, leads Weir by stroke in Calgary
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Billy Mayfair shot an 8-under 62 on Friday at Canyon Meadows to take a one-stroke lead over Canadian star Mike Weir after the first round of the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Classic.
Winless on the 50-and-over tour after winning five times on the PGA Tour, the 55-year-old Mayfair had four straight birdies in the middle of the round and added late birdies on the par-5 fourth and par-4 seventh.
“Just about everything went right today,” Mayfair said. “Been a long time since I’ve shot this low and I was real happy with it. I haven’t played very much since the United States Open. I moved from Arizona to Oklahoma and was moving boxes and doing all that stuff for three weeks. Maybe it did me some good because I got here and I was refreshed and definitely had a good day today.”
Weir eagled the par-5 11th. The 2003 Masters champion won the Insperity Invitational in early May in Texas for his lone senior title. In his last start, he tied for second in the U.S. Senior Open in Nebraska.
“It took me a little bit to find my rhythm,” Weir said. “I was a little bit up and down. … Caught fire in the middle of the round with a birdie and an eagle on 10, 11, then just kind of stalled a little bit. Had a couple good looks at it and didn’t make them. All in all, it was a really good day.”
Calgary resident Stephen Ames was at 64 with Doug Barron and Steve Flesch. Ken Duke followed at 65.
“Ball-striking was very solid, had a lot of opportunities and I made some, which is nice,” Ames said. “I left some out there at the same time, but it’s the nature of the game. I’m very happy with the way 6 under turned out.”
The tournament is the first the PGA Tour Champions or PGA Tour event in Canada since the Shaw Charity Classic in 2019.
Bernhard Langer shot a 68. Canadians David Morland IV and Dennis Hendershott also shot 68.
Defending champion Wes Short Jr. opened with a 70.
Robert Allenby had a 71. He turned 50 last month and tied for 64th in the Senior British Open in his Champions debut.
Ariya Jutanugarn takes lead at windy Women’s Scottish Open
FIFE, Scotland (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine and shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s windy and rainy Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.
Playing in the morning in wind gusting to 40 mph at Dumbarnie Links, Jutanugarn birdied Nos. 12 and 13 and 15-17. The 25-year-old Thai star won the 2018 tournament at Gullane Golf Club.
“I felt like after I played in the afternoon yesterday, it is really windy, and I feel like today going to be better in the morning, but actually it’s not, so the wind start to blow really hard since like first hole and last three holes even worse,” Jutanugarn said. “I feel pretty lucky I finish before everything to come.”
Jutanugarn has two victories this year, the Honda LPGA Thailand and Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational team event alongside sister Moriya.
“I don’t really feel like I’m really confident or I’m not confident at all. But I think like just have to go day by day to me,” Jutanugarn said. “When I say I still have so much thing to work on, and to me, I just want to be chilling on the course because I know when I’m chilling on the course, everything going to take care of themselves.”
Jutanugarn was at 9-under 135 total, three strokes ahead of fellow Thai player Atthaya Thitikul (70), England’s Charley Hull (69) and Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen (69).
“Left a few shots out there on the back nine,” Hull said. “I left a 7-, 8-foot putt an inch off the hole, but was dead in line. But the greens were slower today and they didn’t double cut them. Felt really good. Nice to be around home turf, even in Europe. Feels more like home.”
Pederson had two eagles along with five birdies and six bogeys.
“I’ve only missed I think eight greens in two days, which is quite solid,” Pederson said. “My chipping has been really good. Obviously, it’s frustrating feeling so many parts of the game are good, and then lacking the putting a little bit.”
U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso (72) was 5 under with Jeongeun Lee6 (68), Lydia Hall (70), Kelsey MacDonald (71), Ryann O’Toole (71) and Sarah Schmelzel (71).
“In the range, I prepared just control shot,” Lee6 said. “The green is a little bit slow today. So I focused on just speed, putting.”
Michele Thomson of Scotland, the first-round leader after a 65, had an 80 to drop into a tie for 45th at 1 over. She had a birdie and nine bogeys.
Defending champion Stacy Lewis also was 1 over after a 74. She won last year at The Renaissance Club.
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INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL: Indy Strands Game-Tying Run Twice in 7-5 Loss
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians stranded the game-tying runner on second base with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to lose their third consecutive game to the St. Paul Saints on Friday night, 7-5.
Back-to-back singles led off the ninth inning to begin the Indians second rally of the night. Tucupita Marcano doubled with one out to score one run and put the game-tying run in scoring position with the heart of the order coming up. Two strikeouts by Yennier Cano (S, 1) shut down the threat to end the game.
St. Paul (47-40) came out of the gate with four runs in the second inning, capped by Jimmy Kerrigan’s third home run of the series. Tomas Telis then hit a two-run homer in the fourth to extend the lead to 6-0.
A solo home run off the bat of Michael Chavis in the bottom of the fourth inning marked the Indians (42-45) first hit and first run of the game. It was his fourth home run in an Indianapolis uniform and second of the series.
Ben Rortvedt singled home Gilberto Celestino following a one-out double to tack on an insurance run for the Saints in the top of the seventh before Indy threatened a comeback twice in the final three frames.
With two outs to begin the bottom half of the seventh, the next six Indians batters reached base safely to spark a rally. The first run came around to score on a single off the bat of Hunter Owen, and with two runners in scoring position Taylor Davis roped his second hit of the night, a two-run double, to bring Indy within three runs. The game-tying run was stranded on base in both the seventh and ninth innings.
Just three of the seven runs allowed by Steven Wright (L, 4-7) were earned following an error that extended the Saints four-run third frame. Lewis Thorpe (W, 1-2) allowed just one run on two hits in 5.2 innings.
The Indians will look to break a three-game losing skid on Saturday night at 7:05 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Beau Sulser (5-5, 4.41) will face off against RHP Beau Burrows (2-1, 4.85).
INDIANA PACERS: Qualifying offer pulled to Cassius Stanley
The Indiana Pacers surprised many Friday by pulling it’s qualifying offer to Cassius Stanley. The offer was a reported $1.4 million.
Stanley, a restricted free agent, can now sign with another team.
Stanley is a 6’6” shooting guard and was the 54th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Eason to start Sunday
Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich announced Friday QB Jacob Eason will start Sunday in the Colts’ pre-season opener.
“He’s gotta earn it,” Reich said of the 2020 fourth-round pick, “but he’s in the driver seat.”
Sam Ehlinger is expected to start the following week against Minnesota.
Friday at practice, Ehlinger finished the day 12-17 and a touchdown while Eason was 9-11 and a TD.
“We’re looking for more of the same (from both quarterbacks),” Reich said after Friday’s practice. “I feel like they’ve been getting better. It’s not been perfect, but move the sticks, make the plays in situational football that we need to make to extend a drive, to finish a drive. Make good decisions. Be a good decision-maker. We think we have a good football team.
“If one of those guys is our starting quarterback Week 1, they don’t have to be a superstar. We want to see them go out and play good football, trust their teammates around them, trust their running game, make plays in the play-action game and on third down and red zone where you got to be right, be right.”
INDY ELEVEN PREVIEW
Indy Eleven vs. OKC Energy FC – presented by IBEW Local 481
Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 7:00 P.M. ET
IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium | Indianapolis, Ind.
2021 USL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULAR SEASON RECORDS
Indy Eleven 5W-7L-4D (-5 GD); 7th in Central Division
OKC Energy FC 5W-6L-7D (-1 GD); 5th in Central Division
Indiana’s Team will kick off the second half of its 2021 USL Championship campaign by renewing acquaintances with OKC Energy FC just over a month after their latest tilt in Oklahoma was rudely interrupted by Mother Nature. The two sides enter the weekend amongst the five-team group within three points of each other in the middle of the Central Division table, with a potential Eleven win putting them even with OKC (and potentially FC Tulsa and Atlanta United 2) on 22 points.
Indy Eleven enters Saturday looking to put last Sunday’s stinging 6-2 loss at Atlanta in the rearview mirror. In order to do that, the squad will have to replace a pair of key contributors that left that match due to injury, as midfielder Nick Moon and defender Jared Timmer are both ruled out for Saturday night. However, this is where the depth of Indy’s roster comes in, with veteran center back A.J. Cochran ready to jump back into the first XI for Timmer and Neveal Hackshaw continuing to progress towards full health after seeing appearances off the bench twice last week. In addition, goalkeeper Jordan Farr made his first appearance on the 18-man roster over the weekend since he suffered a hand injury in mid-June, giving another potential lift to the Boys in Blue should he be ready for full minutes between the posts.
The mental challenge of rebounding from a result described as “embarrassing” by Interim Head Coach Max Rogers will be compounded by the squad’s increasing urgency to get a win at Carroll Stadium. Indeed, the return to “The Mike” has not gone as planned for the Boys in Blue with just one victory in eight home outings thus far (1W-5L-2D, including a 1-1 draw versus OKC back in early June) … but then again the squad also entered last Sunday with the league’s top points per game earned on the road. So what’s the lesson here? Trends can be broken, and Saturday night could be pivotal on that front for Indy Eleven as it tries to change up its recipe for home cookin’.
On the flip side, OKC Energy FC has been, well, reenergized, under its own interim sideline boss in Leigh Veidman, who took over the reins after that 1-1 draw in Indy on June 2. Since then, OKC has rattled off a 5W-3L-3D record, but with those three defeats all coming against first-place Louisville and second-place Birmingham, Energy FC has proved it can go toe-to-toe with the squads it will need to best for a top-four spot and the postseason berth that goes with it.
Indy Eleven gets the benefit of catching OKC on short rest, as Energy FC followed the Boys in Blue down to Georgia and earned a 2-2 draw at Atlanta on Wednesday evening, Energy FC’s taking of the full three points being spoiled by David Mejia’s stoppage time equalizer.
SERIES HISTORY VS. OKC ENERGY FC
USL Championship regular season: 0W-0L-1D (1 GF/1 GA)
USL Championship at home: 0W-0L-1D (1 GF/1 GA)
06/02/21: IND 1:1 OKC
[IND: Moon 42’; OKC: Lopez 69’]
Saturday: IND v OKC (7:00 p.m. ET)
10/26/21: OKC v IND (6:00 p.m. ET)
10/29/21: OKC v IND (8:30 p.m. ET)
OKC Energy FC’s move to the Eastern Conference in 2021 meant the start of a new series for Indiana’s Team (along with OKC’s Sooner State mate at FC Tulsa). The squads began their ledger at Carroll Stadium on June 2, when Nick Moon’s finish off a Gordon Wild corner late in the first half was cancelled out by Frank Lopez’s redirect in the 69th minute, resulting in a 1-1 draw. The two teams tried to renew acquaintances in Oklahoma City on July 10, only to see the game halted early in the second half, and ultimately abandoned, due to stormy weather and a subsequent power outage at Taft Stadium (for what it’s worth, now ex-Eleven attacker Cammy Smith notched a goal in what ended up being a 1-1 scoreline when the game was called).
With that match-up rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 29, that means Indiana’s Team and Energy FC will close out their 2021 series with back-to-back games at Taft Stadium, with the third meeting of the season taking place three days prior on Sunday, Sept. 26.
IND PLAYER TO WATCH: FW PETER-LEE VASSELL
August has been extremely kind to the Jamaican international, who has heated up by scoring in each of Indy’s games to start the month. He sealed the deal in a 2-0 win against FC Tulsa on Aug. 4 with a confident little dink past the goalkeeper and four days later provided Indy’s second goal against Atlanta off a volley just outside the box. Those two goals ties the highest output in a single season during his young career, equaling his total with Harbour View of Jamaica’s National Premier League in the 2017-2018 season.
With starts in four of his 11 appearances so far, the 23-year-old has been used primarily as a sort of “super sub” coming on in place of center forwards Jordan Hamilton or Manuel Arteaga, or as a winger in place of Gordon Wild, Nick Moon or Ayoze. To go along with his two goals, Vassell has provided three key passes this season, but has yet to register an assist – although for a player with his vision and willingness to make plays, one would expect to see a helper on the board soon. Rogers mentioned after the Tulsa game that he felt Vassell’s first goal with the squad could build his confidence, and after finding the back of the net once more in four days’ time, it seems likely the Jamaican will be afforded the opportunity to add to his growing output on Saturday.
OKC PLAYER TO WATCH: FW VILLYAN BIJEV
Villyan Bijev is absolutely powering the OKC Energy offense so far this season, as the forward sits currently has nine goals to his name. Not only does that mark lead OKC by a wide margin (Frank Lopez sits second on three finishes), but it is also good enough to tie him for third place on the USL Championship’s Golden Boot chart. Bijev comes off a Wednesday match against Atlanta United 2 that saw the forward score both of Energy FC’s goals – both go-ahead tallies in the 39th and 76th minutes – en route to a 2-2 draw.
Not only does the 28-year-old lead his team in goals, but he leads OKC in just about every major offensive statistic including assists (3), shots (35), and chances created (21). The former Liverpool academy player is scoring at a rate of a goal every 151 minutes for the Energy, making the Bulgarian a formidable attacking threat that Indy will have to handle if they want to come away with all three points.
PURDUE FOOTBALL: Purdue adds RB Sampson James
The Purdue football team added former Indiana RB Sampson James to the roster Friday, but it remains unclear if he will be eligible to play this season.
NCAA transfer rules state an athlete must provide their current school with a “written” request to enter the transfer portal by July 1 to use the one time exception to be eligible for this season.
James rushed for 371 yards and scored three TD’s for the Hoosiers last two seasons after flipping from Ohio State to Indiana two seasons ago.
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Purdue Hosts Marquette in Final Exhibition Contest
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue soccer team plays its final exhibition match of the 2021 preseason when they host Marquette on Saturday, August 14, at 1 p.m. ET, at Folk Field.
Admission is free for all fans. University, local and state health guidelines will be followed on game day. Updates will be provided by Purdue Athletics, if necessary. A clear bag policy will be implemented for all events in Purdue Athletics facilities this year, and information can be found at PurdueSports.com/ClearBag.
Purdue opened its season with a 1-1 draw to Milwaukee on Wednesday to commence preseason play. Following Saturday’s contest, the Boilermakers begin the regular season on Thursday, August 19, against Kentucky.
Marquette began its exhibition slate at Wisconsin on Monday. The Golden Eagles posted a 6-4 record in the 2021 spring season, with a 4-4 mark in Big East action.
UP NEXT: VS. KENTUCKY
The Boilermakers open the 2021 season against Kentucky on Thursday, August 19, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. ET, at Folk Field. Admission will be free for all fans.
A LOOK AT THE 2021 SLATE
Purdue’s 2021 schedule features 20 matches, 13 at Folk Field and seven on the road. The Boilermakers will play 10 Big Ten Conference contests in addition to eight regular-season non-conference games. The Big Ten opener is at Nebraska on Sunday, September 19.
The 2021 slate includes matches against in-state rivals Indiana and Notre Dame, and the Old Gold and Black will face a total of seven clubs that made the 2020 NCAA Tournament. The complete schedule can be found here.
TEAM CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED
Following the first week of preseason training, Roff announced that the team’s captains are Griffith, senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova and senior defenders Teagan Jones and Maya Lambert. Griffith and Lambert served as captains in 2020-21, while Bova and Jones are first-time captains.
PURDUE BASEBALL: 3 Boilermakers Part of Summer League Champions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three members of Purdue baseball were part of summer league champions as returning student-athletes Nolan Daniel and Pat Clohisy as well as incoming Boilermaker Curtis Washington Jr. all helped lead their teams to championships in wood-bat leagues.
SUMMER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP BREAKDOWN
• Boilermaker: Curtis Washington Jr.
• Team (Location): Cape Catfish (Cape Girardeau, Mo.)
• League: Prospect League
• Date of Championship Game Victory: Aug. 12
• Playoff Success: Cape Girardeau went 4-1 in the Prospect League playoffs, with all four victories coming in elimination games (three on the road). After emerging victorious in a pair of winner-take-all matchups to qualify for the championship series, the Catfish scored 10 runs on consecutive nights at Loeb Stadium to rally past the top-seeded Lafayette Aviators for the league title. In Thursday’s decisive Game 3, Cape scored its 10 runs over the final five innings, overcoming a 4-0 deficit while rallying for a 10-8 victory in 10 innings.
• More Notables: After playing center field for much of his time with the team, Washington moved to shortstop for the championship series while batting second in the lineup. He was 5-for-10 with two triples and two runs in the two victories in Lafayette, reaching base safely three times in both wins and posting a three-hit effort in Game 3. The switch-hitter joined Cape in mid-July after playing for the State College Spikes of the MLB Draft League for the first six weeks of the summer. Including the playoffs, the Catfish went 15-3 in the games in which Washington played. The Wabash Valley College transfer batted .345 with six extra-base hits, 19 runs scored and nine stolen bases. The Lafayette Aviators also enjoyed a memorable summer in their inaugural season at the new Loeb Stadium. Including the playoffs, the Aviators were 44-20 this year, finishing atop the Prospect League’s Wabash River Division in both the first (19-9) and second half (22-9) of the summer.
• Boilermaker: Nolan Daniel
• Team (Location): Savannah Bananas (Savannah, Ga.)
• League: Coastal Plain League
• Date of Championship Game Victory: Aug. 7
• Playoff Success: After posting a 36-8 record in the regular season to win the CPL’s West Division, Savannah emerged victorious in a pair of rubber games to win their best-of-three playoff series. Both decisive games were blowout wins, 10-0 in the divisional round and 13-3 in the championship series.
• More Notables: Daniel struck out three of the five batters he faced in a flawless relief appearance in Game 2 of the championship series on Aug. 6. He pitched in nine games during the regular season, racking up 23 strikeouts vs. 14 hits allowed in 17 2/3 innings. Daniel was an All-CPL reliever for Savannah during the summer of 2020. The Savannah Bananas have created some national buzz in recent years for their unique yellow uniforms as well as gameday promotions and on-field hijinks aimed at creating a fun environment at the ballpark. The club has a long sellout streak and lengthy waitlist for tickets, leading to attention from the likes of ESPN, CNN and Wall Street Journal.
• Boilermaker: Pat Clohisy
• Team (Location): Bag Bandits (Westfield, Ind.)
• League: College Summer League at Grand Park
• Date of Championship Game Victory: July 31
• Playoff Success: The Bag Bandits rallied for three ninth-inning victories – including two walk-offs – to win the Grand Park League’s eight-team, single-elimination tournament as the No. 3 seed.
• More Notables: Clohisy started in right field and batted second in the lineup in all three playoff games for the Bag Bandits. The team scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to win its quarterfinal game and won again in walk-off fashion in the semifinal with a two-run ninth. In the championship game vs. the top-seeded Snapping Turtles, the Bag Bandits trailed by a run entering the ninth but rallied for an 8-6 victory. Former Boilermaker Jeremy Schork, who opted to transfer to Southern Illinois this summer, was also a starter for the Bag Bandits. Returning Boilermaker Jack Firestone was the Player of the Year in the Grand Park League this summer, joining Clohisy’s classmate Jake Stadler on the all-league team.
ALUMNI IN PRO BALL
• Kevin Plawecki (2010-12) has made five consecutive starts for the Boston Red Sox from Aug. 7 to 12, earning starts behind the plate and at designated hitter during that stretch. A three-hit, three-RBI effort Aug. 8 at Toronto has headlined his recent hot stretch that has seen him reach base safely in six straight games. The 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year has his batting average up to .302 in 42 games this year after batting a career-high .341 over 24 games in the shortened 2020 campaign.
• Purdue’s most recent pro ball signees, Zac Fascia (2019-21) and Calvin Starnes (2021), have been officially assigned to the Rookie Ball affiliates of their big league clubs. Fascia is with the Arizona Complex League Indians and Starnes with the Florida Complex League Yankees. Both teams play their games at big league spring training complexes.
• Patrick J. Smith (2018-19) has been promoted to the High-A level in the Kansas City Royals system, joining the Quad City River Bandits (Davenport, Iowa) on Aug. 10. Quad Cities leads its division with a 58-27 record.
• Jacson McGowan (2016-18) hit his 14th home run of the summer for the High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate) on Aug. 7. As of Aug. 12, Bowling Green leads its division with a 62-25 record.
• Nick Dalesandro (2016-18) continues to lead all catchers in Minor League Baseball with 25 stolen bases for the Hillsboro Hops, a High-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
• Alec Olund (2015-18) has been heating up in August as an everyday starter for the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the independent American Association. Since Aug. 2, he’s 12-for-35 with seven extra-base hits, eight RBI and 10 runs scored. A four-year starting outfielder for Purdue, he’s been seeing time at third base this summer with Gary.
• Kyle Johnson (2013-16) has been an effective relief pitcher for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the independent Frontier League this year. He has come all the way back from Tommy John Surgery, which he underwent in the fall of 2018 after his third season in the New York Yankees farm system. A four-year starting center fielder for Purdue, Johnson made the transition to the mound in pro ball and joined the ThunderBolts in May of this year. As of August 12, he has 20 strikeouts vs. 19 hits allowed in 22 2/3 innings this summer.
BALL STATE MEN’S GOLF: Men’s Golf Adds Nicolas Osterburg & Andrew Sapp To Their 2021 Staff
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MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State head men’s golf coach Mike Fleck, who is in his 24th season with the Cardinals has added graduate assistant Nicolas Osterburg and volunteer assistant coach Andrew Sapp to his 2021-22 coaching staff.
Osterburg comes to Ball State after playing four seasons at the University of Cincinnati. The Indianapolis native attended Perry Meridian High School where he garnered all-state accolades during his junior and senior seasons. In high school, Osterburg also claimed sectional medalist honors, all-county and all-conference honors four times while finishing second at the 2017 IHSAA State Boys Golf Tournament as a senior with a 4-under par (140).
“We are excited to welcome Nick to our Ball State family as a graduate assistant coach,” Fleck said. “Nick joins us from the University of Cincinnati where he was a member of a successful men’s golf program led by Coach Doug Martin. Nick is an Indiana junior golf product and will bring very valuable perspective to our young men from his collegiate experiences as a Division I student-athlete.”
Sapp brings a wealth of coaching experience to Ball State after having head coaching stints at East Carolina University (2017-21), his alma mater North Carolina (2012-17), and the University of Michigan (2002-11). He is also familiar with the state of Indiana as he was a part of the Purdue coaching staff in the early 2000’s.
Sapp has also served as the President of the Golf Coaches Association of America from 2016-18.
“We are fortunate to have Andrew join our program as a volunteer assistant coach,” Fleck said. “Coach Sapp has experienced the highest levels of success on the Division I stage and has worked with many elite players over the years. His wealth of knowledge and understanding of the collegiate game and players will be an asset when working with our student-athletes. We are really excited to have him as part of our family and coaching staff here at Ball State.”
The Ball State men’s golf team will open fall play the weekend of Sept. 5-6 at the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational hosted by Indiana University at the PFAU Golf Course.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: IRISH NAME CAPTAINS FOR 2021 SEASON
Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly has named seven captains for his program in 2021. Avery Davis, Kyle Hamilton, Kurt Hinish, Jarrett Patterson, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Drew White and Kyren Williams will serve in the role this fall for the Fighting Irish. All seven players were SWAT captains during the summer workouts.
The group matches the all-time high for captains in a single season, with the Irish naming seven captains for the 2017 and 2019 seasons. DeShone Kizer, Greer Martini, Mike McGlinchey, Nyles Morgan, Quenton Nelson, Drue Tranquill and Austin Webster were selected for the post that season (Kizer went on to declare for the NFL Draft that season and then Josh Adams was elevated to captain). In 2019, Ian Book, Jalen Elliott, Chris Finke, Alohi Gilman, Robert Hainsey, Khalid Kareem and Julian Okwara led the Irish during the season.
All told, over 200 student-athletes have served the role of captain for the Notre Dame Football team.
ALL-TIME NOTRE DAME CAPTAINS
2020: Ian Book, Robert Hainsey, Shaun Crawford, Daelin Hayes, Adetokunbo Ogundeji
2019: Ian Book, Jalen Elliott, Chris Finke, Alohi Gilman, Robert Hainsey, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara
2018: Alex Bars, Sam Mustipher, Tyler Newsome, Drue Tranquill
2017: Josh Adams, DeShone Kizer, Greer Martini, Mike McGlinchey, Nyles Morgan, Quenton Nelson, Drue Tranquill, Austin Webster
2016: Torii Hunter Jr., Mike McGlinchey, James Onwualu, Isaac Rochell
2015: Sheldon Day, Matthias Farley, Nick Martin, Joe Schmidt, Jaylon Smith
2014: Austin Collinsworth, Sheldon Day, Nick Martin, Cam McDaniel
2013: Zack Martin, TJ Jones, Bennett Jackson
2012: Manti Te’o, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Zack Martin, Tyler Eifert
2011: Harrison Smith
2009: Jimmy Clausen, Kyle McCarthy, Eric Olsen, Scott Smith
2008: David Bruton, Maurice Crum Jr., David Grimes
2007: Tom Zbikowski, Travis Thomas, John Carlson, John Sullivan, Maurice Crum Jr.
2006: Brady Quinn, Tom Zbikowski, Travis Thomas
2005: Brady Quinn, Brandon Hoyte
2004: Mike Goolsby, Ryan Grant, Carlyle Holiday, Justin Tuck
2003: Darrell Campbell, Vontez Duff, Omar Jenkins, Jim Molinaro
2002: Arnaz Battle, Sean Mahan, Gerome Sapp, Shane Walton
2001: Rocky Boiman, David Givens, Grant Irons, Anthony Weaver
2000: Anthony Denman, Jabari Holloway, Grant Irons, Dan O’Leary
1999: Jarious Jackson
1998: Bobbie Howard, Kory Minor, Mike Rosenthal
1997: Melvin Dansby, Ron Powlus, Allen Rossum
1996: Lyron Cobbins, Marc Edwards, Ron Powlus
1995: Paul Grasmanis, Ryan Leahy, Derrick Mayes, Shawn Wooden, Dusty Zeigler
1994: Lee Becton, Justin Goheen, Brian Hamilton, Ryan Leahy
1993: Jeff Burris, Tim Ruddy, Aaron Taylor, Bryant Young
1992: Demetrius DuBose, Rick Mirer
1991: Rodney Culver
1990: Mike Heldt, Todd Lyght, Ricky Watters, Chris Zorich
1989: Ned Bolcar, Anthony Johnson,Tony Rice
1988: Ned Bolcar, Mark Green,Andy Heck
1987: Chuck Lanza, Byron Spruell
1986: Mike Kovaleski
1985: Tony Furjanic, Mike Larkin, Allen Pinkett, Tim Scannell
1984: Mike Golic, Joe Johnson, Larry Williams
1983: Blair Kiel, Stacey Toran
1982: Phil Carter, Dave Duerson, Mark Zavagnin
1981: Bob Crable, Phil Carter
1980: Bob Crable, Tom Gibbons, John Scully
1979: Vagas Ferguson, Tim Foley, Dave Waymer
1978: Bob Golic, Jerome Heavens, Joe Montana
1977: Ross Browner, Terry Eurick, Willie Fry, Steve Orsini
1976: Mark McLane, Willie Fry
1975: Ed Bauer, Jim Stock
1974: Tom Clements, Greg Collins
1973: Dave Casper, Frank Pomerico, Mike Townsend
1972: John Dampeer, Greg Marx
1971: Walt Patulski, Tom Gatewood
1970: Larry DiNardo, Tim Kelly
1969: Bob Olson, Mike Oriard
1968: George Kunz, Bob Olson
1967: Bob (Rocky) Bleier
1966: Jim Lynch
1965: Phil Sheridan
1964: Jim Carroll
1963: Bob Lehmann
1962: Mike Lind
1961: Norb Roy, Nick Buoniconti
1960: Myron Pottios
1959: Ken Adamson
1958: Al Ecuyer, Chuck Puntillo
1957: Dick Prendergast, Ed Sullivan
1956: Jim Morse
1955: Ray Lemek
1954: Paul Matz, Dan Shannon
1953: Don Penza
1952: Jack Alessandrini
1951: Jim Mutscheller
1950: Jerry Groom
1949: Leon Hart, Jim Martin
1948: Bill Fischer
1947: George Connor
1945: Frank Dancewicz
1944: Pat Filley
1943: Pat Filley
1942: George Murphy
1941: Paul Lillis
1940: Milt Piepul
1939: Johnny Kelly
1938: Jim McGoldrick
1937: Joe Zwers
1936: Bill Smith, John Lautar
1935: Joe Sullivan
1934: Dom Vairo
1933: Hugh Devore, Tom Gorman
1932: Paul Host
1931: Tommy Yarr
1930: Tom Conley
1929: John Law
1928: Fred Miller
1927: John Smith
1926: Gene Edwards, Tom Hearden
1925: Clem Crowe
1924: Adam Walsh
1923: Harvey Brown
1922: Glen Carberry
1921: Eddie Anderson
1920: Frank Coughlin
1919: Leonard Bahan
1918: Leonard Bahan
1917: Jim Phelan
1916: Stan Cofall
1915: Freeman Fitzgerald
1914: Keith Jones
1913: Knute Rockne
1912: Charles (Gus) Dorais
1911: Luke Kelly
1910: Ralph Dimmick
1909: Howard Edwards
1908: Harry Miller
1907: Dom Callicrate
1906: Bob Bracken
1905: Pat Beacom
1904: Frank Shaughnessy
1903: Louis (Red) Salmon
1902: Louis (Red) Salmon
1901: Al Fortin
1900: John Farley
1899: Jack Mullen
1898: Jack Mullen
1897: Jack Mullen
1896: Frank E. Hering
1895: Dan Casey
1894: Frank Keough
1893: Frank Keough
1892: Pat Coady
1889: Edward Prudhomme
1888: Edward Prudhomme
1887: Henry Luhn
Three-time captain: Jack Mullen (1897-99)
Two-time captains: Leonard Bahan (1918-19); Ned Bolcar (1988-89); Ian Book (2019-20); Phil Carter (1981-82); Bob Crable (1980-81); Maurice Crum Jr. (2007-08); Sheldon Day (2014-15); Pat Filley (1943-44); Willie Fry (1976-77); Robert Hainsey (2019-20); Grant Irons (2000-01); Frank Keough (1893-94); Ryan Leahy (1994-95); Nick Martin (2014-15); Zack Martin(2012-13); Mike McGlinchey (2016-17); Bob Olson (1968-69); Ron Powlus (1996-97); Edward Prudhomme (1888-89); Brady Quinn (2005-06); Louis “Red” Salmon (1902-03); Travis Thomas (2006-07); Drue Tranquill(2017-18); Tom Zbikowski (2006-07)
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Sycamores Blank Marian (Ind.) in Exhibition Finale
Indiana State women’s soccer shutout Marian (Ind.) 3-0 in their final exhibition on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
Anna Holcombe started the scoring with a header goal off a corner kick from Audrey Stephens in the 37th minute. Nora Henderson found the back of the net soon after on an unassisted goal to put the Sycamores up 2-0 going into the half.
In the 57th minute, CeCe Wahlberg scored on a feed from Kloe Pettigrew to extend the Sycamore lead to 3-0. Indiana State tallied 19 shots on the night with 11 on goal and only allowed five shots from the Knights.
Marian (Ind.) goalkeepers totaled eight saves for the game including five from Alexis Patenaude.
The Sycamores will kick off their regular season on the road as they will travel to Eastern Illinois on August 19 for a 5 p.m. ET tilt at Lakeside Field.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Women’s Soccer Finishes Preseason With Exhibition Match Vs Goshen
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team plays its second and final exhibition game on Saturday Aug 14 (7 p.m.) against Goshen College at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Horizon League) vs Goshen College (0-0-0, 0-0-0 Crossroads League)
When: Saturday, August 14 | 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Hefner Soccer Complex | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Series History: 1-1 (3-0 win in 2012). This will be the first exhibition game between the Mastodons and Maple Leafs
Live Stats: Link
Weather: Partly Cloudy, high of 79 degrees
Scouting The Mastodons
The Mastodons are coming off a 2-1 exhibition win over Indiana State last weekend. Freshman forward Kayla Shebar and junior forward Morgan Reitano each scored a goal for the ‘Dons. Reitano also added an assist. Shebar led the team in shots with five and shots on goal with three. Twelve of the 13 shots and four of the five shots on goal for the ‘Dons came from players off the bench. After allowing the game’s first goal, goalkeepers Melina Kozachik and Samantha Castaneda combined for seven saves on the day.
Scouting The Maple Leafs
Goshen is coming off a 1-4 season last fall. The Maple Leafs’ lone win was a 1-0 double overtime victory against Huntington University. In 2019, the Maple Leafs finished with a 7-9-1 record, which included a five game win-streak. A key returner to the NAIA member Maple Leafs is Paige Renshaw. In 2019, she led the team in goals (5) and was tied for fourth in assists (2).
The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team kick off the 2021 regular season with a non-league match against Toledo on Thursday, Aug. 19 (7 p.m.) at the Hefner Sports Complex. The Rockets will play an exhibition match against Michigan State on Friday at 4 p.m. before traveling to Fort Wayne.
IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER: IUPUI TO CAP PRESEASON SLATE AGAINST SIUE
INDIANAPOLIS – Following Wednesday’s preseason win over Eastern Illinois, the IUPUI women’s soccer team will close the exhibition slate on Saturday (Aug. 14) when the Jaguars host SIUE at Carroll Stadium at 1:00 p.m.. Admission to Saturday’s contest will be free of charge.
SIUE was recently picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) title after winning a third league crown last season.
IUPUI has been similarly strong, going 5-2-2 last season and earning a spot in the four-team Horizon League Tournament. The Jags opened the exhibition slate with a 2-1 win over Eastern Illinois, powered by goals from sophomore Sam Slimak and senior Renae Blevins. Slimak, who was voted to the Horizon League’s All-Freshman Team last season, was held scoreless in four contests last season. Blevins has shown flashes in her collegiate career, including tallying a goal and three assists in 20 games during her sophomore campaign.
Maya Turner assisted on Slimak’s score while senior Elizabeth Buckers initiated Blevins’ right-footed strike from 20 yards from goal.
Defensively, head coach Chris Johnson has a confident group, keyed by senior goalkeeper AP Woodall. Woodall owns seven career shutouts in her 14 starts and dialed up a scoreless half against EIU on Wednesday, which included a pair of brilliant stops. In front of her, true freshman Abbey Renner was awarded a start at the center back position and was flanked by junior Grace Moore and sophomore Alex Stocker. Sophomore Leah Shumate fortified the group from a defensive midfield spot after missing much of last season.
The Jags outshot EIU 15-9 overall and 8-6 on target in the victory. Johnson’s team also earned nine corner kicks, five of which came in the opening 15 minutes.
“I thought we opened with good sustained pressure in their end of the field to start the game and that was good to see. We definitely created opportunities. We haven’t really worked on shooting, crossing and finishing a whole lot, so it was encouraging to see,” Johnson said. “Restarts are going to be big for us this season. We’ve got some ladies who can be dangerous on those restart opportunities hopefully we can continue to create those chances and take advantage of them as we go forward.”
Johnson was incredibly pleased with the team’s play in the midfield in the opener as Blevins tallied from her attacking spot and both Bueckers and Turner added assists. Junior Autumn Weeks continued to be reliable, both in the attack and defensively, and Shumate held up well against the EIU attack. Saturday’s game will give Johnson a second real time look at his team ahead of the Aug. 19 season opener at Eastern Kentucky.
“By my count, we came into (EIU) about four or four-and-a-half hours short on practice time, compared to a typical preseason,” Johnson said. “The ladies are doing a good job of showing up and working hard, but we still have a lot of work to do.”
SIUE comes in 1-1 in preseason games, having opened with a 3-0 loss to Saint Louis before rebounding to defeat Illinois State by a 4-2 count earlier this week. SIUE’s four goals came from four different scorers, including a penalty kick in the 18th minute.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S SOCCER: Men’s Soccer opens preseason at Kentucky
EVANSVILLE – Following an unconventional spring campaign, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team makes the return to the pitch on Sunday at 5 PM (CT) against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky.
Previewing the Wildcats
Kentucky enters Sunday’s match following a 2021 spring campaign that saw the Wildcats advance to the Sweet 16.
Building a 12-5-2 overall record, racking-up eight of their 12 wins at home.
Of the 31 goals scored by Wildcats last season, the goal-scorers of 25 return, including UK’s top three goal scorers.
“We’re looking forward to getting back on the field,” said Aces head men’s soccer coach Marshall Ray. “It was great to see our women play here with the start of the fall season with their exhibition against Murray State and its just great to get back on the field against a team like Kentucky.”
“They had a great run last spring, I think they made it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, and that’s where we want to be. We’ve got a group with new players coming in that have gelled and mixed and a lot of our younger guys that played in 2019 and the spring have matured and we’re looking forward to getting this group together.”
The Aces return nearly everyone for the fall campaign.
Of Evansville’s 23 letter winners a season ago, all but four return to the pitch for the Aces, while just two starters do not return for the fall.
Included in the returners are Evansville’s leading goal-scorer and MVC Freshman of the Year, Pablo Guillen, who tallied four goals in the spring.
In all, the Aces return 87.9% of their minutes played last season with 10 of the top 11 players in terms of minutes played all back.
Logging Serious Minutes
Four players returning for the Aces in the fall played significant minutes in the spring.
Four Aces played 850 or more minutes last season, including Evan Dekker, who logged an average of 90.5 minutes per contest, playing less than 90 minutes in just two matches.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Women’s Soccer looks to final exhibition test at SLU
EVANSVILLE – After an unsuccessful attempt to get in a full preseason contest on Tuesday due to inclement weather, the University of Evansville women’s soccer team will travel to the Gateway to the West to face Saint Louis in its final preseason tune-up at 7 PM on Saturday.
Previewing the Billikens
Saint Louis comes off a 2021 spring campaign that saw the Billikens capture the A-10 Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The Billikens amassed a 15-1-1 overall record, running a 10-game win streak before losing in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament to Washington.
Three Billikens combined to score 23 of SLU’s 40 goals and all three of the most prolific goal-scorers for Saint Louis are back for the fall.
SLU opened the preseason with a 3-0 victory over SIUE in an exhibition on Saturday.
The two sides last met on Sept. 16, 2018 when the Aces put on a strong defensive showing in a 1-0 loss.
Then sophomore Michaela Till recorded 15 saves, the most an Evansville goalkeeper had made since 2009.
An Attempt to Begin
Evansville opened the preseason on Tuesday against Murray State, but inclement weather spoiled the opener.
After playing 33 minutes, the game was delayed and eventually called due to lightning.
INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball Unveils 2021 Schedule
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INDIANAPOLIS – With preseason camp set to begin next week, the University of Indianapolis volleyball team released its 2021 schedule on Friday.
“We’re really excited for our season this fall… and I would love to stress this fall,” commented head coach Jason Reed. “As always we’ve loaded up our non-conference matches with some very high level opponents and believe we will have great opportunities to challenge ourselves.”
The 2021 season features a full slate of 30 games including 14 at home in the Ruth Lilly Fitness Center.
“We’re more than thrilled to open our doors back open to fans, students and family,” noted Reed. “The experience of playing in front of a crowd is an important part of the student athlete experience and we’re thankful and optimistic we’ll have that opportunity again this fall.”
The Hounds open the new campaign with a unique trip to Anchorage, AK to compete in the Seawolf Invitational hosted by University of Alaska Anchorage. On Sept. 3 UIndy will take on Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage, followed by Central Missouri and Biola on Sept. 4.
“The trip to Alaska is certainly exciting, but beyond the beautiful landscape we look forward to great competition and an opportunity to learn about ourselves,” commented Reed.”
The 2021 home opener is slated for Friday, Sept. 10 when the Hounds host the UIndy Invitational. The nine-team three-court tournament takes place on Friday and Saturday, with Saturday’s schedule determined by Friday’s pool play.
UIndy opens conference play at home, hosting Truman State University on Thursday, Sept. 16. The Hounds hit the road the next weekends of GLVC play before returning home to take on Lewis on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
“Our GLVC conference is so good from top to bottom. There aren’t any easy matches. We wouldn’t want it any other way,” said Reed.
After a one-year hiatus the Midwest Region Crossover returns Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 in Hammond, IN. The largest event of its kind, the Hounds will have three games against opponents in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLAC) and Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC). The Crossover schedule will be announced the week prior.
The Hounds close out the regular season with a pair of home contests. UIndy faces McKendree on Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Illinois Springfield on Friday, Nov. 12. The 2021 GLVC Championship Tournament will take place Thursday, Nov. 18 thru Sunday, Nov. 21 in East Peoria, IL.
VALPO FOOTBALL: Soliday Named Valpo Director of Football Operations
The Valparaiso University football program and head coach Landon Fox have announced the hiring of Madison Soliday as the program’s Director of Football Operations.
Soliday has been involved with the Valpo football program since March 2017, first as an undergraduate manager and then as a graduate student handling operations. She graduated from Valpo with a bachelor’s degree in finance and sports management in May 2020.
“Madison is willing to do whatever it takes to make our program successful,” Fox said. “There’s no job too big or too small. She has been an instrumental part of our program for a long time, and we’re thrilled to reward her with a full-time position. She takes a lot of pride in her work handling football operations. Her goal is to help people. She helps our coaches be the best coaches they can be and helps our players have the best experience they can have with our program. She does all the behind the scenes work that nobody knows about and nobody gets credit for. It’s a thankless job. Madison doesn’t need the limelight and is willing to do whatever she can to make the program successful, and that’s not just about wins and losses. It’s about the experience that our student-athletes are going to have while they are at Valpo.”
Soliday’s responsibilities include planning travel, serving as a liaison with campus services, coordinating on-campus recruiting, developing team itineraries and managing schedules for coaches and student-athletes while also coordinating all aspects of the program’s day-to-day operations.
“I am extremely grateful to be taking on a larger role within the program,” Soliday said. “Having been a part of the last two seasons as a student manager, I am looking forward to the new challenges this role presents. Coach Fox is building something special here, and I’m excited to be part of it. We are in for a thrilling and competitive season.”
IU EAST MEN’S SOCCER: MEET THE 8 NEWCOMERS ON THE RED WOLF ROSTER
RICHMOND, Ind. – Indiana University East men’s soccer coach Steve Moore introduced the eight newcomers on the 2021 Red Wolf roster.
Eli Abu – midfield
Eli Abu is a Dayton, Ohio, native and a Kettering Fairmont High School graduate.
“Eli’s not a big guy, but with that comes good quickness and agility,” Moore said. “As with a number of the other freshmen, he’s going to need to adjust to the speed of play, and more specifically the physicality at our level. He’s got enough technical ability that he has plenty of potential if he makes those adjustments.”
Eli is the son of Ahado Hassan. He plans to major in business.
“IU East offered a wonderful opportunity to start my career,” Abu wrote.
Alex Knight – midfield
Alex Knight is a Gosport, England, native and a Hortonville (Wis.) High School graduate.
“Alex is going to add quality depth for us in central midfield this year,” Moore said. “He’s got the understanding and technical ability. It’s just a matter of him adjusting to the speed of play and physicality at the college level.”
Alex is the son of Ian and Melissa. He plans to major in business.
“I chose IU East because of the exceptional attitude of everyone at the college and their willingness to help their students succeed,” Knight wrote.
Peter Lamprou – goalkeeper
Peter Lamprou is a native of Lagyna, Greece.
“Having played in men’s leagues back in Greece the past couple years, Peter is a mature player and is quite seasoned for a freshman,” Moore said. “On top of that, he’s very comfortable with the ball at his feet, which will aid us in building possession out of the back.”
Peter is the son of Aris Lamprou and Kathy Charamis. He plans to major in criminal justice.
“I chose IU East because it provides many different majors with networking opportunities and a great environment to work as a student and as an athlete,” Lamprou wrote.
Thawng Thawng – defender
Thawng “TT” Thawng is an Indianapolis native and a Perry Meridian High School graduate.
“Thawng is a competitor who is confident and stepped onto the field the very first day communicating and barking directions,” Moore said. “He’s got a great attitude, and I’m very encouraged by what he’s bringing to the team.”
Thawng was a third-team Indiana all-state honoree and first-team all-conference selection during his senior season at Perry Meridian.
Thawng is the son of Ichin Pa and Ni Tin Iang. He plans to major in secondary education. He graduated with honors from Perry Meridian.
“The campus and the apartments caught my eyes, and the coach made it feel like home for me,” Thawng wrote.
Owen Parker – goalkeeper
Owen Parker is a Cincinnati native and an Oak Hills High School graduate.
“In my opinion, Owen was overlooked by a lot of teams, and I think he was a steal for us,” Moore said. “He played for a top-notch club that advanced to regionals, so he knows what it takes to win. He’s got a great frame and is a quality shot-stopper. He has tremendous upside for us!”
Parker was an all-conference honoree and earned Cincinnati-area player of the week honors at Oak Hills.
Owen is the son of Adam Parker. He plans to major in business.
“IU East is close to home, I like the school, and I get to play soccer,” Parker wrote of his college choice.
Tristan Thomas – wing
Tristan Thomas is a Whiteland, Ind., native and a Whiteland Community High School graduate.
“Tristan has been a sponge in terms of listening, doing everything we’ve asked, and never letting up,” Moore said. “He’s got a bright future.”
Thomas earned all-district and all-conference honors at Whiteland.
Thomas also plans to compete in track and field at IU East. He qualified for the 2021 Indiana track and field regional meet in the 100-meter dash, the 4×100-meter relay and the long jump.
Tristan is the son of Lorraine and David Thomas.
“I liked the campus and living, and the soccer team looked like a place I could fit in,” Thomas wrote.
Divine Ubani – defender
Divine Ubani is a Columbus, Ohio, native and a Thomas Worthington High School graduate.
“Divine is going to add solid depth for us,” Moore said. “He’s got a big, strong frame, and is plenty athletic to compete at our level. The sooner he can adjust to the speed of play at the college level, the sooner he’ll begin to challenge for more minutes. He’s definitely got the tools to play here.”
Ubani was defensive player of the year for his high school team as a senior. He also earned all-conference accolades.
Divine is the son of Rebeca Ubani and Victor Ubani.
“I like the small campus, and the coach was very welcoming,” Ubani wrote of his college choice.
Gabe Wells – defender
Gabe Wells is an Indianapolis native and a Warren Central High School graduate.
“Gabe is another guy that I think was a bit under the radar, but is a great find for us,” Moore said. “He’s super scrappy, has a never-say-die attitude, and can play a number of different positions for us. He reminds me quite a bit of (former Red Wolf) Nate Dove, who was a three-year starter and captain for us.”
Wells was an all-conference honoree on the soccer field and a “top 20 GPA” student in the classroom at Warren Central.
Gabe is the son of John Wells and Pam Wells. He plans to major in mathematics and secondary education.
“I really liked the small campus aspect, the education program, and enjoyed my time with Coach Moore,” Wells wrote. “It was also close to home!”
IU East is an NAIA program. The Red Wolves have qualified for the River States Conference Championship tournament in all four seasons of the program’s existence.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | TU Women’s Hoops Achieves Top GPA in the NAIA
ATLANTA – Taylor University’s women’s basketball team was recognized for excellence yet again, this time after leading the NAIA in team grade-point average during the 2020-2021 season.
The Trojans earned the number one ranking while maintaining a team GPA of 3.777, eclipsing the second-place College of Idaho’s team GPA of 3.775. TU women’s hoops took the top spot just one year after finishing third in the NAIA with a GPA of 3.70 during the 2019-2020 campaign.
Taylor’s 3.777 mark gave the Purple and Gold the 11th-best team GPA among all colleges honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on the Academic Top-25 Honor Roll.
The WBCA Academic Top-25 recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and two-year college women’s basketball teams across the nation that carry the highest combined GPAs inclusive of all student-athletes on their rosters for the entire season. The 2020-21 season is the 26th in which the WBCA has compiled the honor rolls.
In addition to their academic excellence, the Trojans closed their 2020-2021 year at 19-7 overall, while extending their program-record home win streak to 33-straight victories inside Odle Arena and posting their highest points scored per game average in school history (78.4).
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1888 Tim Keefe’s nineteen game winning streak ends when Gus Krock and the White Stockings defeat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 4-2. The future Hall of Fame right-hander, who will amass 342 career victories, will finish the season with a 35-12 record.
1919 In a total of two hours and seventeen minutes, the Robins and Cubs split a doubleheader. In the opener, the Cubs blank Brooklyn 2-0, in one hour and ten minutes, and their opponents take one hour and seven minutes to shut out them out in the nightcap, 1-0.
1932 Brooklyn’s 10-inning, 2-1 victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds makes reliever John Quinn, at the age of 49, the oldest player to win a major league game. Johnny Frederick, who will have a total of only six home runs during the entire season, hits a ninth-inning game-tying homer off Carl Hubbell, his fourth round-tripper as a pinch-hitter, establishing a new major-league record.
1933 Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle with his two-run single off Belve Bean in the sixth inning of the A’s 11-5 victory over the Indians at Cleveland Stadium. The Philadelphia first baseman’s offensive output drives in nine runs to establish a new American League record, breaking the previous mark of 8 set in 1911 by Highlander outfielder Topsy Hartsel.
1937 At Navin Field, the Tigers sweep a doubleheader against the visiting Browns, 16-1 and 20-7. The thirty-six Detroit runs, including eight scored by Pete Fox, establish a new American League record for tallies in a twin bill, a mark not be broken until the Rangers score 39 times in two games on August 23rd, 2007.
1939 In an evening event that attracts over 30,000 Windy City patrons to Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat the Browns, 5-2, in the first major league night game ever played in Chicago. Their crosstown rivals will take another 49 years before play under lights when the Cubs finally install illumination in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field under the threat of not being able to play postseason contests in their home ballpark.
1958 Vic Power, who will have only three stolen bases this season, becomes the first player in seventy years to steal home twice in one game. The third baseman’s tenth-inning theft of the dish ends the game, giving the Indians a 10-9 ‘slide-off’ victory over the Tigers.
1960 The fans at Yankee Stadium boo Mickey Mantle, benched by Casey Stengel, for not running out a routine ground ball that results in an ‘ugly’ inning-ending double play in a 6-3 nightcap loss in a doubleheader sweep by the Senators. During the play, the team loses Roger Maris when he bruises his ribs sliding hard into second baseman Billy Gardner’s knee to break up the twin killing.
1961 The Phillies drop their seventeenth consecutive game, a 9-2 defeat to the Cubs’ Dick Ellsworth, and, for the eleventh straight time, the opposing pitcher throws a complete game against the team. The last-place club will finish the season with a 47-107 record, 46 games behind the league-leading Reds.
1962 For the third time this season, the Aaron brothers hit home runs in the same game. Tommie and Hank’s solo round-trippers in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, prove to be the difference in the Braves’ 5-4 victory over Cincinnati at Crosley Field.
1962 Al Jackson goes the distance in the Mets’ 15-inning loss to Philadelphia. The hard-luck lefty, throwing an astounding 215 pitches, gives up only six hits, including a two-run single third baseman Mel Roach in the fifteenth frame, which proves to be the difference in his 3-1 defeat at the Polo Grounds.
1964 In a battle of teenagers at Shea Stadium, 19 year-old first baseman Ed Kranepool homers twice off 18 year-old Phillies’ starter Rick Wise. The young Philadelphia right-hander will prevail to earn the victory in the team’s 6-4 decision over the Mets.
1971 Bob Gibson doesn’t allow a hit when the Cardinals beat the Pirates, 11-0, the largest margin of victory ever in franchise history for a no-hitter. The first no-hitter in Pittsburgh in 64 years, and the first in the year-old Three Rivers Stadium, is made possible thanks to outstanding defensive plays made by outfielder Jose Cruz and third baseman Joe Torre.
1981 Dave Kingman’s home run, a monstrous blast estimated to have traveled 515 feet and will remain, the longest round-tripper ever hit in the 44-year history of Shea Stadium. Kong’s tape-measure home run, a solo shot over the left-center wall, comes in the fourth inning off Larry Christenson in the Mets’ 8-4 loss to Philadelphia.
1981 Jeff Burroughs hits three home runs off three different pitchers in the Mariners’ 13-3 defeat over Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader. The M’s right fielder drives in six runs with his two-run, three-run, and solo round-trippers in the Metropolitan Stadium contest to help salvage a split of the twin bill.
1982 Phillies first baseman Pete Rose, with his 12,365th trip to the plate, passes Hank Aaron to become the all-time leader of career at-bats. The all-time hit king will end his 24-year tenure in the major leagues with an amazing total of 15,890 ABs.
1987 Mark McGwire’s 39th round-tripper breaks the major league mark for home runs by a rookie shared by Wally Berger (1930, Red Sox) and Frank Robinson (1956, Reds). The A’s freshman first baseman, who will finish the season with an American League-leading 49 homers, hits his record-breaking round-tripper off Don Sutton, who gives up the freshman’s two-run sixth-inning blast in the Angels’ 7-6 loss to Oakland at Anaheim Stadium.
1993 The Yankees retire Reggie Jackson’s uniform number 44. ‘Mr. October’, recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, played as an embattled right fielder for the Bronx Bombers from 1977-81, helping the club reach the postseason four times, including winning two world championships.
1998 The A’s Rickey Henderson’s stolen base in the first inning against the Tigers makes the thirty-nine-year-old the oldest player to steal 50 bases in a season. The veteran outfielder will end the season with a major league-leading 66 stolen bases.
1998 In a 15-3 rout of the Indians at Jacobs Field, Chris Hoiles becomes the ninth player in major league history and the only catcher to hit two grand slams in the same game. The Orioles backstop goes yard with the bases full in the third inning off Charles Nagy and does it again in the eighth off Ron Villone.
1999 Ivan Rodriguez becomes the first catcher in major league history to compile 20 homers and 20 stolen bases in the same season. The Texas backstop reaches the milestone when he swipes second base off Brook Fordyce in the team’s 8-7 loss to the White Sox at Comiskey Park.
2001 In the top of the ninth, Boston closer Derek Lowe allows the tying run to score when he gives up three consecutive singles to the only three batters he faces in Seattle’s eventual 6-3 victory in 11 innings at Fenway Park. The Red Sox fans show their displeasure about the blown save by tearing and then throwing onto the field pieces of the giveaway they received as a promotion for attending tonight’s game, a Derek Lowe poster.
2003 Despite a massive blackout in the Northeast, the game between the Mets and the Giants at Shea Stadium is the only postponement on the major league schedule. Although Detroit, Toronto, and Cleveland were without electricity, the Tigers, Blue Jays, and Indians either had the day off or played on the road.
2004 The Florida State League’s Daytona Cubs will be forced to shift their home games into away contests as Hurricane Charley causes extensive damage to their historic ballpark. The facility, which was built in 1914 and renamed for Jackie Robinson to commemorate the site where the future Hall of Famer and civil rights advocate played his first exhibition game with the Montreal Royals, was also damaged by Hurricane Donna (1966) and Hurricane Floyd (1999).
2006 Matt Diaz ties a National League record and establishes a club mark by collecting a hit in ten consecutive at-bats. The Braves’ 28 year-old left-fielder, who goes 4-for-5 in Atlanta’s 10-4 victory over the Nationals at RFK, surpasses teammate Marcus Giles, who held the previous franchise mark with nine straight safeties in 2003.
2007 Atlanta skipper Bobby Cox is ejected from a major league game for the 132nd time in his career, breaking John McGraw’s all-time ejections record. The Braves manager takes only 28 seasons to set the new mark, compared to the 42 years in which Mugsy compiled his tosses, including 14 as a player.
2007 Former Yankees second baseman Phil Rizzuto, the oldest living Hall of Famer, dies in his sleep at a New Jersey nursing home from complications of pneumonia at the age of 89. Scooter became a popular icon in New York for his unique broadcasting style, his appearance in numerous commercials, and lending his voice on Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” rock hit, which won a Grammy.
2007 After being arrested for hitting two players with a bat, one-time big leaguer Jose Offerman is suspended indefinitely by the independent Atlantic League for the assault during a Bluefish and Long Island Ducks game. The incident, triggered when a pitch drills the former All-Star, results in Bridgeport backstop John Nathans sustaining a concussion, and starter Matt Beech suffering a broken finger.
2008 In the sixth inning of a 9-2 rout of the Royals, the White Sox become the sixth team in major league history to hit four consecutive home runs in an inning. Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, and Alexei Ramirez all go deep off K.C. reliever Joel Peralta, with Juan Uribe completing the record-tying feat by taking Robinson Tejeda yard at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field.
2008 Mark Kotsay joins Albert Hall as the only Atlanta players to complete the cycle when he strokes a seventh-inning double, his 1,500th career hit. The outfielder’s 5-for-5 performance isn’t enough, with the Cubs beating the Braves, 11-7, to give Chicago their first season sweep of the Braves in franchise history, which dates back to 1876.
2010 Mike McClendon becomes the first rookie in Brewers’ history to retire the first nine batter he faces. The 25 year-old right-hander is perfect in the sixth, seventh, and eighth frames in Milwaukee’s eventual 5-4, ten-inning victory over Colorado at Coors Field.
2015 The Padres’ Matt Kemp hits a ninth-inning triple to complete the cycle, making him the first player in the 35-year history of the franchise to accomplish the feat. The San Diego outfielder’s home run in the first, single in the third, and double in the seventh contribute to the team’s 9-5 victory over Colorado at Coors Field.
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|Baltimore||38||76||.333||32||17 – 37||21 – 39||13 – 32||8 – 22||11 – 14||1 – 9||L 9|
|Chi White Sox||68||48||.586||–||39 – 20||29 – 28||14 – 7||37 – 25||9 – 11||6 – 4||W 1|
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|Chicago Sky||10||10||.500||4.0||3-6||7-4||8-4||7-3||2 L|
|New York Liberty||10||11||.476||4.5||5-5||5-6||5-8||4-6||2 L|
|Washington Mystics||8||10||.444||5.0||5-4||3-6||5-6||5-5||1 W|
|Atlanta Dream||6||13||.316||7.5||3-7||3-6||5-6||2-8||4 L|
|Indiana Fever||4||16||.200||10.0||3-8||1-8||4-9||3-7||3 W|