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OWEN DUFF, CARROLL                                                  39 GOALS

IBAI AGIRRE, SOUTH KNOX                                         27 GOALS

TEAGUE MISNER, WESTVIEW                                     32 GOALS

JT RODEN, EAST CENTRAL                                            28 GOALS

NOAH FALKENBERG, CARROLL                                   17 GOALS

SETH KALLEM, GREENCASTLE                                     28 GOALS

DANA LEWIS, SOUTH DEARBORN                             27 GOALS

BRYCE KARNES, MUNCIE BURRIS                              28 GOALS

MICAH WIELAND, NORTHRIDGE                               24 GOALS

DALTON FULFORD, WHITE RIVER VALLEY              23 GOALS

EVAN COOKE, WEST LAFAYETTE                                22 GOALS

JACKSON THOMAS, SOUTH KNOX                            21 GOALS

WES MILLER, NORTHWESTERN                                  21 GOALS

GRIFFIN ATKISON, FRANKLIN                                     20 GOALS

PAYTON LUKIS, FAITH CHRISTIAN                            20 GOALS

OWEN NEWKIRK, KNIGHTSTOWN                           19 GOALS

JACK ISROFF, VALPARAISO                                          22 GOALS

KEIJI NAKAMAE, FISHERS                                             20 GOALS

TANNER AGUILERA, VICTORY CHRISTIAN               22 GOALS

GABE FREEMAN, ROSSVILLE                                        20 GOALS

NOLAN FLIPSE, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN                         22 GOALS

JASPER MARTIN, CONNERSVILLE                              20 GOALS

MAURICE REIMER, WEST LAFAYETTE                      19 GOALS

JOSIAH DUNHAM, EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN           18 GOALS

DALTON HENRY, RENSSELAER CENTRAL                 18 GOALS

ELI FALKENBERG, CARROL                                            18 GOALS

ELY DETTY, CENTER GROVE                                         17 GOALS

WIL ANDERS, TERRE HAUTE NORTH                        17 GOALS

JAI DINDIYAL, MOORESVILLE                                      17 GOALS

JOSH WESSELING, CATHEDRAL                                  17 GOALS

MICHAEL ORTIZ, MANCHESTER                                 17 GOALS

TYLER DOHERTY, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY                 17 GOALS

FINNEGAN RAILEY, NEW ALBANY                             17 GOALS

GEORGE FERGUSON, PARK TUDOR                          17 GOALS

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Lauer works 7, Tellez and Taylor homer as Brewers top Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) Eric Lauer pitched seven strong innings, Rowdy Tellez and Tyrone Taylor homered, and the Milwaukee Brewers shook out of their post-trade deadline funk with a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

NL Central-leading Milwaukee had lost three straight since dealing All-Star closer Josh Hader to San Diego on Monday.

Tellez hit a two-run shot in the first inning off Robert Dugger (0-1), and Taylor followed with a three-run blast in the third.

“We’ve played good baseball, and we know when we play good baseball, we win,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Pitched very well tonight, couple home runs with some guys on base and played solid defense.”

Lauer (8-3) worked out of trouble early, loading the bases in the first and putting two aboard in each of the next two frames. But the Reds couldn’t cash in until Kyle Farmer’s RBI single in the fifth.

“It’s way nicer pitching with a lead, pitching when you’re out in front,” Lauer said. “You have some wiggle room. You can just go out there, pound the zone and really attack guys.”

Cincinnati threatened in the ninth, putting two on with one out against Trevor Gott. The Brewers then turned to Devin Williams, who fanned Matt Reynolds and Jonathan India for his seventh save of the season and his first since taking over for Hader.

“We were putting something together in the ninth but Williams came in and did a nice job,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “We just have to keep going.”

Contreras hits 2-run HR in 8th as Cubs beat Marlins 2-1

CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras pounded his chest and pointed toward the roaring crowd. It was quite a return to Wrigley Field for a player many thought would be gone by now.

Contreras hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning in his first home game since the trade deadline, Justin Steele matched a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Friday.

The Cubs looked like they were on the way to their sixth straight loss before Contreras drove an 0-1 pitch from Dylan Floro (0-1) to left-center with one out in the eighth for his 16th homer, waking up a sleepy crowd.

His blast punctuated an emotional stretch that included a standing ovation during the previous home game on July 26.

“That was amazing,” Contreras said. “I was looking forward to doing something special right there.”

Contreras, due to become a free agent, and Ian Happ got warm receptions when they batted in the first inning. Fans who thought the two All-Stars would be traded didn’t have much else to cheer until the big home run.

Contreras let loose as he rounded the bases and made his way to the dugout. Could he have envisioned a moment like this at Wrigley Field a few days earlier?

“After I didn’t get traded, for sure,” he said.

Contreras said he had difficulty focusing as the trade deadline approached. He slumped badly in July with a .149 average, one homer and four RBIs in 19 games.

Cease pitches 6 strong innings, White Sox beat Rangers 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dylan Cease pitched six strong innings following a relatively rough start, Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking solo home run and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Friday night.

The first start in August for Cease (12-4) resembled those of the past eight weeks, when he was selected the AL pitcher of the month for June and July. He gave up a run and two hits to lower his earned run average to 1.98, second in the AL, and won his fifth straight start.

Cease hasn’t given up more than one earned run in any of his last 13 starts. It’s the longest such stretch since the ERA entered baseball in 1913, breaking a tie with Jacob deGrom’s 12-game run last season.

“It’s definitely the best I’ve ever pitched,” Cease said. “I’m happy to be giving us a chance, and I hope to keep it going.”

Cease hasn’t allowed more than one run in a game since June 9, when he was tagged for six unearned runs.

He gave up a first-inning run on back-to-back two-out walks and an opposite-field RBI single by Adolis Garcia. He had not allowed a first-inning run since July 2.

Cease didn’t allow a hit after Bubba Thompson’s second-inning single. He struck out five and walked three, one after the first inning. After throwing 45 pitches in the first two innings, he threw 46 over the next four and was pulled at 91.

“We saw a different side of Dylan Cease,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “What did he have 40 pitches through two innings and pitched through the sixth? The young man continues to impress, amaze, whatever.”

Chicago tied the score 1-1 in the third beginning with a four-pitch leadoff walk to Yasmani Grandal, who came in on an 0-for-21 slump. Grandal advanced to third on Josh Harrison’s single that glanced off the glove of second baseman Marcus Semien and scored on a sacrifice fly by Seby Zavala.

Jimenez homered in the fourth to put Chicago ahead.

Rays draw club-record 13 walks, rally to beat Tigers 5-3

DETROIT (AP) Brandon Lowe hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning for the Tampa Bay Rays, who walked a franchise-record 13 times while rallying to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night.

“How many?” asked a surprised Taylor Walls, who drew three of the walks from the ninth spot in the batting order. “I knew we had a bunch, but I didn’t realize we had 13. That’s obviously a great night from our whole lineup.”

Three of the walks came in Tampa Bay’s three-run eighth. The Rays trailed 3-0 after two innings before coming back to win their third straight game.

“We left a lot of runners on base early in the game, but we came through clutch in the times when we really needed it,” said Walls, who scored twice. “When we have that much traffic on the bases, and we’re putting the barrel on balls, we know we’re going to get something.”

The Rays had walked 12 times in an 11-inning win over the Marlins on June 19, 2010, and had walked 11 times in several nine-inning games.

“I’m so pleased with how the guys laid off so many close pitches, and it was just as satisfying to see Brandon come through with yet another big hit,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

The Tigers led 3-2 going into the eighth before Joe Jimenez (3-1) walked the first two batters -Tampa Bay’s 11th and 12th walks – and Lowe followed with a two-run double. Isaac Paredes, traded from Detroit to the Rays in the spring, made it 5-3 with an RBI single.

“I really don’t even know how to describe this one,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We had a hard time right from the get-go, and the game isn’t going to let you give away that many free at-bats without it catching up to you.

“It was a bad night on the mound.”

Jalen Beeks (2-1) picked up the win with a scoreless seventh.

Mancini hits 2 HRs, Astros roll past Guardians 9-3

CLEVELAND (AP) Trey Mancini hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, and drove in five runs, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Guardians 9-3 on Friday night.

Astros manager Dusty Baker tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the game. Baker held his usual pregame availability with the media about two hours before the 7:10 p.m. first pitch.

Baker, 73, is in his third season as Houston’s manager. Bench coach Joe Espada filled in for Baker against Cleveland.

Mancini, acquired from Baltimore on Monday to bolster Houston’s already dynamic lineup, hit a solo homer in the second and capped the Astros’ five-run third with a blast that cleared the 19-foot wall in left field and landed in the home run porch.

“It took me a long time,” Mancini said about his grand slam. “I finally got one.”

Mancini, starting at DH on Friday, has homered three times in four games with Houston. The Astros acquired him in a three-team trade that also included Tampa Bay.

Mancini missed the 2020 season while battling Stage 3 colon cancer. He returned to the field last season and was named the AL Player of the Year. Mancini batted .268 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs with Baltimore this season.

Mancini said he spent the first day with the Astros learning the names of his new teammates and is feeling more settled.

“From the second I got traded here I just wanted to make a positive impact whenever I’m in there,” he said. “Hopefully I can keep it going.”

Yordan Alvarez drove in his 73rd run of the season – good for third in the AL – with a single in the third inning that gave Houston a 2-1 lead. Jose Altuve had three hits and an RBI.

DeJong lifts Cardinals over Yanks 4-3 in Carpenter’s return

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul DeJong hit a two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning, lifting the Cardinals over the New York Yankees 4-3 Friday night in Matt Carpenter’s return to St. Louis.

Carpenter drew a standing ovation in his first visit back to the city where he played 11 seasons, then had two hits. Aaron Judge and Josh Donaldson also had two hits each for the Yankees, and Donaldson drove in two while New York built a 3-2 lead.

“A lot of emotions,” Carpenter said. “I spent a lot of time here. I have a lot of great memories here. It was definitely a special moment.”

The Cardinals erased the deficit in the eighth. Nolan Arenado hit a one-out single, and Tyler O’Nell worked a two-out walk on a full count.

“Hats off to Nolan and T.O. to get on base to give me the opportunity,” DeJong said. “Earlier in the year, I might have dreaded an opportunity like that, but now I’m thankful for an opportunity like that.”

DeJong, playing his sixth game since being recalled from Triple-A, doubled to right against All-Star Clay Holmes (5-3) to score both runners.

All four of DeJong’s hits since he has returned have been for extra bases.

“I’m really happy to be back here and contributing,” DeJong said. “I’m happy I’m getting the chance.”

Rookie Andre Pallente (5-4) threw four scoreless innings in relief. He gave up three hits with two strikeouts. He threw 65 pitches.

Ryan Helsley earned his 10th save by pitching the ninth. He retired Carpenter on a groundout to end the game on a close play at first.

The Cardinals, who had just four hits in the game, have won a season-high five straight. St. Louis extended its home winning streak to six games.

Gonsolin, Dodgers 4-hit revamped Padres in 8-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a four-hiter against the San Diego Padres’ supercharged lineup, winning 8-1 Friday night after honoring Vin Scully.

Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts led the stadium in a unison call of Scully’s signature “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” during a memorial before the game. Scully died Tuesday at age 94.

The NL West rivals met for the first time since San Diego acquired superstar Juan Soto, Josh Bell and Brandon Drury ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline. The Dodgers extended their division lead to 13 1/2 games over the Padres and showed no signs of slowing down.

Gonsolin (13-1) struck out six and allowed three hits.

Soto was showered with “Future Dodger” chants at Chavez Ravine last month when he played in the All-Star Game with his name on the trade block. Washington sent the 23-year-old to Los Angeles’ rival instead, and Soto was booed in each at-bat Friday.

Soto and ex-Dodger Manny Machado had two of the Padres’ four hits.

The Dodgers scored four runs in the first inning on a two-run double by Hanser Alberto, an infield single by Will Smith and an error. The Dodgers added another four runs in the third inning, on a two-run double by Chris Taylor – in his first game back from the IL – and Cody Bellinger’s two-run double.

Sean Manaea (6-6) had one of the worst starts of his season, allowing eight earned runs on 10 hits in four innings.

Joey Gallo had a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, his second hit since being acquired by the Dodgers from the New York Yankees.

The Padres scored on Drury’s sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Acuña, Rosario lead Braves past Mets 9-6 in NL East showdown

NEW YORK (AP) Maybe those Mets fans out in right field should just leave Ronald Acuna Jr. alone.

Razzed at Citi Field with 40,000-plus on hand, Acuna matched his career high with four hits and robbed Pete Alonso of a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves built a big early lead and beat New York 9-6 on Friday night to rebound quickly in their NL East showdown.

“It was all night – but I like that. I like that, just because it kind of gives me that motivation to play extra hard,” Acuna said through a translator. “I think tonight’s game felt like a playoff game.”

Eddie Rosario hit a three-run homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the second to help the Braves open an 8-0 cushion. Rookie center fielder Michael Harris II also went deep and threw out a runner at the plate.

“That kid’s everything – and he can do everything,” Acuna said.

William Contreras added a solo homer in the ninth, and the Braves avoided their first three-game losing streak of the year. The last team to go this deep into a season without a three-game skid was the 2001 Seattle Mariners, who set the major league mark by not losing three in a row until a four-game slide from games Nos. 147-150, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Mets starter Taijuan Walker (9-3) managed only three outs in a rare but untimely flop, and his teammates were unable to recover. Atlanta moved back within 3 1/2 games of first-place New York after dropping the opener of the five-game series Thursday night.

“That was great, ’cause I mean, that kid’s been throwing the ball really, really well. He’s having a really good year,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “So that was nice to come out and score those runs early.”

Walker gave up a one-out double to Dansby Swanson in the first, then caught his cleat on the mound during an aborted delivery to Matt Olson. The baseball fell out of Walker’s hands and dribbled toward the plate for a ball, and the right-hander never looked right after that.

Gibson perfect thru 6, Schwarber’s HR lifts Phils over Nats

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kyle Gibson retired his first 18 batters and pitched one-run ball over eight innings, Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 34th homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Friday night.

Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto, Nick Castellanos and Darick Hall also homered for the Phillies, who have won eight of nine to solidify their standing in the race for the NL’s third and final wild-card position. The victory moved Philadelphia 10 games over .500 for the first time since they were 37-27 on June 8, 2019.

Gibson (7-4) overpowered Washington’s lineup, weakened significantly after the club traded Juan Soto and Josh Bell to San Diego this week. He struck out four, allowed two hits and hit two batters over 105 pitches in his first start in nine days after taking bereavement leave for the death of his grandmother.

“Whenever you can execute pitches consistently and you feel like you are executing pitches in the right spot, you are locked into things and not thinking about adjustments,” Gibson said.

With four pitches getting mixed and matched and working on the corners, Gibson was able to force soft contact for most of the night.

“His two-seamer was really good,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “His cutter was good. He didn’t throw a slider for a strike until, like, the third time through the order. But man, that was pretty nasty.”

Gibson forced 12 groundball outs, including a sparkling backhand defensive play by third baseman Alec Bohm on a hard-hit ball by Ildemaro Vargas to end the sixth that kept the dream of a perfect game alive.

“Once you get through the first time around the lineup, you start thinking about it,” Gibson said. “And then, when you get that play from (Bohm), you start chasing it, knowing you have one more time through the lineup. And it was a lot of fun.”

Washington’s Victor Robles broke up the perfect game by getting plunked with a sinker in his left forearm to begin the seventh inning. The next batter, Luis Garcia, ended Gibson’s no-hit bid with a clean single into left field over the glove of Bohm.

“I got tired for my first time on the mound in a while,” Gibson said. “I stayed on my throwing routine, but not on my cardio routine. So I started losing my legs a bit and got the ball up.”

Dodgers’ Kershaw on IL with low back pain; Taylor activated

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-hander Clayton Kershaw on the 15-day injured list Friday, one day after he left a start with lower back pain.

This marks the 34-year-old Kershaw’s second trip to the injured list this season. He was previously sidelined with inflammation in a pelvic joint.

Kershaw had an X-ray and an MRI on Friday, but Dave Roberts didn’t know the results of the MRI prior to Los Angeles’ game against San Diego. Roberts said Kershaw was sore on Friday.

“Hopefully it’s going to be shorter than longer,” Roberts said.

Roberts said he’s hesitant to give a timeline until they have results of the MRI.

Kershaw’s previous back injury was on the right side, and this one is more on the left side, according to Roberts.

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner was warming up before the fifth inning of a 5-3 victory over San Francisco on Thursday when he winced and pointed to the Dodgers’ dugout. He later walked off the field with a trainer.

Kershaw, a nine-time All-Star, is 7-3 with a 2.64 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings.

Also Friday, the Dodgers activated utilityman Chris Taylor, who missed a month with a fractured left foot. He’s batting .238 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 74 games.

Attorney urges Goodell to ‘do the right thing’ on Watson

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback.

“Every victim of sexual assault is watching Roger Goodell and the NFL right now. … Mr. Goodell, what will you do? It’s never too late to do the right thing,” attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents the women who sued Watson over their allegations, said Thursday. “That’s what these women and those watching are expecting.”

The NFL has sought to keep Watson off the field in 2022 and appealed an independent disciplinary officer’s decision that fell short of the league’s recommended penalty.

The appeal gives Goodell or someone he designates the authority to increase Watson’s penalty. On Thursday, Goodell named former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey as his designee to hear the appeal. Buzbee spoke before the league made the announcement.

Afterward, he told CBS: “I’ve said and will say: Bravo to the NFL. It’s never too late to do the right thing.”

The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a significant fine in appealing the suspension, a person familiar with the filing told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter isn’t public knowledge, also said Watson would be required to undergo evaluation and treatment as determined by medical experts before he could be reinstated.

Injured WR Godwin back on practice field for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Seven months after undergoing knee surgery, Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is back in pads on the practice field.

Godwin, who signed a three-year, $60 million contract in March, worked out in full uniform at training camp Friday – running and catching passes during individual drills, but not participating in team periods.

His return came on a day when quarterback Tom Brady missed practice because of what coach Todd Bowles described as an “excused absence.”

The quarterback had a scheduled day off Wednesday, which was Brady’s 45th birthday. The entire team was off Thursday.

“We’ll let him do what he needs to do,” Bowles said. “If he’s back tomorrow, that’s great. But we’ll keep in touch, and we’ll monitor that.”

Godwin hadn’t joined the team on the practice field since December, when he was hurt during a home loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament, as well as the medial collateral ligament, in his right knee was performed the first week of January.

Cardinals RBs coach facing domestic battery charges

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals running backs coach James Saxon has been charged in Indianapolis with two counts of domestic battery stemming from an alleged incident in May.

One of the counts is a felony that includes domestic battery committed in the presence of a child less than 16 years old.

An attorney listed as representing Saxon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the case Friday.

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Saxon has been placed on administrative leave. Kingsbury added that the team knew about Saxon’s arrest when it happened in May.

“We are aware of the incident and notified the NFL as required,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “The matter is currently under review pursuant to league policies. After consultation with the league office, James has been placed on paid administrative leave. We will have no further comment pending additional proceedings.”

ESPN first reported the arrest.

Saxon is a long-time running backs coach who has been with the Cardinals since 2019. He was the running backs coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2000 to 2019. He played eight years in the NFL from 1988 to 1995.

Shanahan loves ‘intensity’ at 49ers practice but upset with fights

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan isn’t happy with the fights at his team’s practices this week.

Shanahan had to halt practice twice Tuesday after players threw punches at each other, including star linebacker Fred Warner and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk. Though the 42-year-old coach says he appreciates his players’ toughness, he thinks they’ve crossed the line.

“I want everyone challenging each other,” Shanahan said Friday, according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. “I don’t care how much crap each other talks; I don’t care how close they get to fighting. They can do whatever they want to get themselves to be as intense as they want and bring the best out of each other, which happens a lot that way. And it’s the same on the field.

“But once you throw a punch, you get ejected, or you get a penalty. And we pride ourselves on, I want people to be irritants, I want people to get as close as they can to all that stuff. I want people to get right on the line where they’re about to black out, but you can’t black out on the football field, or you cost your team.”

The biggest fight this week was between Warner and Aiyuk. It began after a late hit by Warner sent wideout Marcus Johnson into the concussion protocol, Wagoner notes.

“I love the intensity of it,” Shanahan added. “I don’t think you have to fight to be intense, though. Scuffles are scuffles, but then they lead to other stuff. I think that’s why we’ve got a guy in protocol because he took an unnecessary shot on someone, which led to the big fight, and then we had a bunch of haymakers and stuff thrown in there, which only break hands.”

Warner believes his toughness against Aiyuk will help the pass-catcher improve ahead of his third NFL season.

“Specifically with Brandon, I chose him out,” Warner said last week. “I think he’s ready to make that next step into playing at an elite level.”

Kupp doesn’t put himself among NFL’s top 5 WRs

Few around the NFL would rank Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp outside the top five players at his position. But it looks like Kupp himself is part of that selective group.

On a recent appearance on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast, Kupp ranked Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, Stefon Diggs, Ja’Marr Chase, and Odell Beckham Jr. as the top wideouts in the league.

Beckham is the biggest surprise in Kupp’s top five. Although Beckham was a key member of the Rams’ championship run last season, he hasn’t made the Pro Bowl since 2016 and remains unsigned this year as he recovers from a torn ACL. Los Angeles has shown interest in bringing him back for 2022, though.

Other star players this offseason have also ranked football’s best wideouts. That includes Jefferson, who said he’ll top Adams as the best receiver in the league after the 2022 season. Jefferson added last week that he’s better than Kupp, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

However, Kupp seemingly had a different stance Wednesday when he “respectfully” disagreed with Jefferson ranking himself ahead of him.

Kupp is coming off one of the greatest seasons in NFL history. The 29-year-old first captured the receiving triple crown during the regular season after leading the league with 145 catches, 1,947 yards, and 16 touchdowns. He then earned Super Bowl MVP honors after helping the Rams win their first title in 22 years.

NCAA will have 2 regional sites for 2023 women’s tournament

The NCAA Tournament for women’s basketball is going to a two-host format for its regional rounds next year with eight teams apiece playing in Seattle and Greenville, South Carolina.

Each of those sites will host two regional semifinal games March 24 and two more on March 25. Each site will host one regional championship on March 26 and another on March 27.

In the past, the NCAA Tournament had four regional sites.

Rick Nixon, the NCAA associate director for media, said the committee announced the eventual switch to two regional sites in 2019 and named the host cities in 2020 in an attempt to maintain neutral sites for the regional rounds. The NCAA men’s regionals remain at four sites.

The NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed on March 12, the same day that the men’s tournament announces its teams.

The First Four opening-round women’s games will take place March 15-16 and will be conducted on campuses of teams seeded among the top 16. All sites bidding for round-of-64 and round-of-32 games must agree to the possibility of hosting a First Four game as well.

Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz will serve as the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball chair for the 2022-23 school year. Oregon deputy athletics director Lisa Peterson is vice chair and will take over as chair in 2023-24.

WR Jordan Addison says move to USC was only about football

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Addison said he didn’t know Southern California was the school for him until the moment he set foot on campus for his recruiting visit shortly after entering the transfer portal in May.

And the Biletnikoff Award-winning receiver said anybody who thinks his decision was about anything but football really doesn’t know him at all.

Addison realizes he left behind hurt feelings at Pitt, where he was the nation’s most prolific receiver last season while catching 100 passes for 1,593 yards and 17 TDs. Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi has strongly suggested star players like Addison have been swayed by huge name, image and likeness deals at higher-profile schools like USC.

Addison said there’s no truth to those insinuations, and they’re disappointing.

“It was definitely frustrating, but I wasn’t too concerned because the truth always comes to the light,” Addison said while wearing his new No. 3 cardinal jersey. “I know what my focus is and my intent, so all of that is just outside noise.”

Addison is fitting in well with the Trojans, who are completely rebuilding a proud program from its worst season in 30 years. He’ll also play with extra motivation after the rumblings from Pitt — and more overt insults from fans on social media.

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Michigan cuts ties with embattled hockey coach Mel Pearson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has cut ties with hockey coach Mel Pearson.

The school announced its decision on Friday. Pearson’s contract expired after last season and he had been an at-will employee, pending a review of the program.

An investigation, obtained by MLive among others, that was given to the school in May revealed in part that Pearson pressured student-athletes to lie about COVID-19 contact tracing during the 2020-21 season and fired volunteer coach Steve Shields for raising concerns.

“This decision has been weighed heavily and for some time,” athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement released by the school. “We welcomed an independent third-party review into the climate and culture of our program before furthering our assessment in lockstep with campus leadership.

“Our student-athletes having a positive and meaningful experience is of paramount importance, and a clear expectation within our department is that all employees and staff are valued and supported. I deeply appreciate and value the many individuals who came forward throughout this review. Today’s announcement reflects the seriousness with what we’ve heard and the values we hold dear at Michigan.”

Rested Newgarden seeking IndyCar lead at home in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Josef Newgarden wasn’t at peak physical condition when he raced last week at Indianapolis, that much he admits.

But sitting out would have crippled his championship chances, so earning the medical clearance to compete following his post-race collapse at Iowa was Newgarden’s only choice. He finished fifth to maintain his hold on third place in the IndyCar standings.

“I wasn’t 100% but I felt good, I felt normal in a lot of respects, but I’m trying to get myself even better,” Newgarden said. “We needed to be in the race, and I was happy to be there.”

Next up is his home race, the second Music City Grand Prix through the downtown streets of Nashville. Newgarden was an ambassador for last year’s inaugural race and the commitments admittedly stretched him thin ahead of his deflating 10th-place finish.

That won’t be good enough Sunday for Newgarden’s quest for a third IndyCar title. So he slimmed down his obligations ahead of this year’s race and used several days this week to reset following his Iowa disruption.

Newgarden won the first race of the Iowa doubleheader last month to take the IndyCar points lead, but crashed hard the next day while leading in pursuit of the weekend sweep. The incident dropped him to third in the standings and then came a medical scare: Newgarden was cleared in the care center but then lost consciousness in the motorhome lot and hit his head.

Nadal withdraws from Montreal because of abdominal injury

MONTREAL (AP) — Rafael Nadal withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal on Friday because of the abdominal injury that caused him to pull out of Wimbledon ahead of the semifinals.

The Spaniard had been 19-0 in Grand Slam matches this year when he decided the injury was too much at Wimbledon. He won the Australian Open and the French Open to increase his major total to a men’s record 22 — one more than Novak Djokovic and two more than Roger Federer.

Nadal is a five-time champion in Montreal.

“I have been practicing for a while now without serving and started with serves four days ago. Everything has been going well. However, yesterday, after my normal practice, I felt a slight bother on my abdominal and today it was still there,” Nadal said in a statement. “After speaking with my doctor, we prefer to take things in a conservative way and give a few more days before starting to compete.”

American player Mackenzie McDonald will replace Nadal in the draw.

Djokovic withdrew from the Montreal tournament on Thursday because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada.

Coco Gauff beats former No. 1 Naomi Osaka in straight sets

SAN JOSE (AP) — Coco Gauff held off four-time major champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic.

Gauff, the No. 6 seed, held all of her serves in the opening set and finished the 45-minute session with three aces. Osaka had the first double-fault of the match early in the second set and Gauff took advantage for a 2-1 lead. Gauff quickly built a double-break lead at 5-1 and led 40-0 before Osaka saved four match points and used her first ace to make it 5-2.

Osaka then broke Gauff for the first time in the match and overcame another 40-0 deficit with five straight points for 5-4. But Gauff closed it out on her eighth match point with an unreturnable serve.

“The most proud was how I responded mentally,” Gauff said. “I could have easily folded in those couple of double-faults and match points that I lost. But I kept telling myself ‘Another point, another chance’ and then the music kind of helped on the bench. I was trying to sing along to the song to get me out of the match.”

Gauff’s victory evened the series with Osaka at two wins apiece.

“I lost the match today but I feel really confident in who I am,” Osaka said. “I feel like the pressure doesn’t beat me. I am the pressure. I’m really happy with that.”

US stays top of FIFA women’s rankings; England up to No. 4

ZURICH (AP) — The United States women’s soccer team extended its five-year reign atop the FIFA rankings on Friday and new European champion England moved up to No. 4.

The U.S. won its regional championship for the third straight time in July and leads No. 2 Germany, which rose three places despite losing the Euro 2022 final on Sunday.

Sweden, the 2020 Olympics silver medalist, drops one place to No. 3 after being beaten by England in the semifinals at Euro 2022.

Fifth-place France and No. 6 Netherlands both dropped two spots. Olympic champion Canada is No. 7.

New African champion South Africa jumped four places to No. 54 in the rankings which now include a record 185 of the 211 FIFA member federations.

Jonathan Huberdeau gets $84M, 8-year extension with Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau have agreed to an $84 million, eight-year contract extension.

The 29-year-old Huberdeau came to Calgary from the Florida Panthers with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, forward Cole Schwindt and a conditional 2025 first-round pick last month for star forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Calgary announced Huberdeau’s new deal Thursday night.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Calgary Flames organization long-term,” Huberdeau said in a statement. “I’m excited for this new chapter and I am committed to this team. I’ll give everything I have, on and off the ice and I can’t wait to play in front of the passionate Flames fans.”

Huberdeau finished last season with 30 goals and 85 assists for 115 points. His point total had him tied for second in the NHL, while his 85 assists were a league best.

“We are excited to extend Jonathan long term in Calgary,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. “He is an elite player, one of the premier forwards in the league who makes players around him better. We look forward to welcoming Jonathan to our community and his contributions to our team’s success.”

Tom Kim going places in a hurry, among leaders at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Joohyung “Tom” Kim began the Wyndham Championship with a quadruple bogey on his first hole and wasn’t the least bit bothered. The kid seems to be going places in a hurry.

Already assured a PGA Tour card for next season, Kim overcame his rough start with a 6-under 64 on Friday that gave him a share of the early lead with Brandon Wu and Ryan Moore in the final PGA Tour event of the regular season.

Kim, a 20-year-old South Korean, has to win at Sedgefield Country Club to qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs because he will not be considered a PGA Tour member until September when the new season starts. Only a victory gives him instant membership.

He doesn’t feel extra pressure to get it done. Considering where he was a month ago, Kim is happy to be where he is.

Kim – he goes by “Tom” because of his fascination as a kid with Thomas the Tank Engine in the TV series “Thomas & Friends” – finished third in the Scottish Open, made the cut in the British Open and 3M Open, and then finished seventh last week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

That gave him enough points to be assured of a card next year. And as he has shown in two days, it takes a lot to stop this train.

He took eight shots for his first hole on Thursday. Since then, Kim has made 14 birdies and reached 9-under 131 along with Wu (67) and Moore (67).

John Huh, who opened with a 61, was among those who played in the afternoon.

“If you would have told me after the first hole yesterday where I’d be after two days, I definitely would have taken it, so pretty happy,” Kim said.

“It’s just one bad hole,” he said, “Told myself, `You know what? I’ve got plenty of holes to bring it back if I just play well on my next 35 holes.’ And that’s exactly what I did. I played better than I thought I was going to, so it’s a bonus.”

Chun takes halfway lead at Women’s British Open

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) In Gee Chun is making another strong run at a major.

The South Korean golfer took the halfway lead at the Women’s British Open after a 5-under 66 in the second round on Friday, putting her in position to challenge for a second major title of the year, and fourth overall.

Chun had an 8-under total of 134, putting her one shot ahead of South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who both shot 65.

Seven-time major winner Inbee Park, also of South Korea, was a shot further back after a 67.

Chun, who won the Women’s PGA Championship at Congressional in June despite consecutive weekend rounds of 75, carded six birdies and a solitary bogey in her round at Muirfield.

Sunday’s winner will earn more than $1 million but Chun said she was also motivated by a slightly smaller cash prize on offer.

“Before the start of the tournament my caddie Dean and I talked about the course and after that we had a little bit of betting,” Chun said. “If I make a bogey-free round he’s said he’s going to buy me dinner and pay me 100 dollars each day. So before each round it’s like setting another goal. That mindset helped a lot on the course. I had two bogeys over the last two days but I want to keep trying to make a bogey-free round.”

Of Chun’s four LPGA Tour victories, three have come at majors, including the 2016 Evian Championship and 2015 U.S. Women’s Open.

On Friday, she even got some help from one of the gusts of wind that make Scottish links golf so tricky.

“I have a great reason to love the Scottish wind now,” Chun said. “My ball was around the edge of the hole today, and after like three seconds it dropped. So now I can enjoy more the Scottish wind.”

Buhai looked on course to claim the halfway lead when she made an eagle and four birdies to race to the turn in 30, but after picking up another shot on the 11th she could not make any further gains and dropped her only shot of the day on the last.

Overnight leader Hinako Shibuno followed her opening 65 with a 73 to fall four shots off the pace.

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Indians Pitching Fans Season-High Sixteen in Win

INDIANAPOLIS – Roansy Contreras recorded nine of his 12 outs via strikeout, and the Indianapolis Indians pitching staff struck out a season-high 16 Louisville Bats in their 6-1 victory on Friday night.

Contreras set the tone for the Indians (50-51) with 4.0 one-run innings, allowing only three hits without issuing a walk. Nick Mears, Travis MacGregor (W, 1-1) and Joe Jacques (S, 2) combined to shut down Louisville’s (42-61) offense in 6.0 scoreless frames.

The Indians offense opened up an early lead with two runs in the first inning off Louisville’s starting pitcher, Brandon Williamson (L, 1-3). Back-to-back RBI singles by Brendt Citta and Mason Martin scored Diego Castillo and Jack Suwinski, respectively.

After Louisville brought home their lone run of the contest in the third, Indy responded with three doubles in another two-run inning in the fifth. Citta doubled, and Martin and Jared Oliva followed with a pair of RBI doubles to extend the lead, 4-1.

Hoy Park launched a two-run homer in the eighth to tally additional insurance runs and make it 6-1.

Park, Castillo, Citta and Martin each had multi-hit performances as the Indians clubbed 12 hits. Rodolfo Castro extended his hitting streak to eight games.

The Indians and Bats will play the fifth game of the seven-game set at Victory Field on Saturday with first pitch slated for 7:05 PM ET. RHP Mike Burrows (0-2, 5.33) will toe the rubber for the Indians while Louisville will counter with LHP Justin Nicolino (2-4, 5.76).

INDY ELEVEN PREVIEW | #INDvPIT

Saturday, August 6, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. ET  

IUPUI Carroll Stadium  – Indianapolis, Indiana

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2022 USL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULAR SEASON RECORDS  

Indy Eleven: 6W-11L-4D (-9 GD), 22 pts.; 9th in Eastern Conference  

Tampa Bay Rowdies: 12W-4L-6D (+10 GD), 40 pts.; 4th in Eastern Conference  

  

COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK SPORTS MEDICINE INDY ELEVEN INJURY REPORT  

OUT: Aris Briggs (R shin), Bryan Meredith (R hand fracture)

QUESTIONABLE:   Stefano Pinho

  

DISCIPLINE REPORT  

IND: Raul Aguilera (Yellow Card Accumulation)

TBR: none

The Indy Eleven are set for the third and final match of a three-match homestand Saturday night at Carroll Stadium against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. The two sides last met exactly a month prior to Saturday’s contest, a 1-0 win for the Riverhounds on a rainy night in the Steel City. 

The Boys in Blue scored first last week against Eastern Conference contenders Tampa Bay Rowdies, but could not hold the lead in the end, in part due to two penalty kicks converted by the Rowdies. The defeat extended Indy’s winless streak to nine matches after snapping a losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Memphis 901 FC a week prior.  

On the flipside, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC have been one of the hottest teams in USL Championship over the past month. The Riverhounds went undefeated in the month of July with a 5W-0L-1D record, the only non-victory coming in a 1-1 draw at New Mexico United. 

The Eleven and Riverhounds have been fairly even since joining USL Championship in 2018, with Indy trailing the all-time series 3W-5L-2D, including a Pittsburgh win in the US Open Cup outside of USLC play. The last meeting came in a downpour on the banks of the Monongahela River last month, a 1-0 win for the Riverhounds decided by a 79th minute goal by Albert Dikwa.   

Saturday’s match will also be newly-signed Indy Eleven defender Robby Dambrot’s first match with the Boys in Blue, fittingly against his former club. Dambrot signed with the Riverhounds this past January and scored once in his five appearances and while making three starts for Pittsburgh during the 2022 season. 

The Boys in Blue will be without Raul Aguilera during the match due to yellow card accumulation following a caution during the 34th minute of last week’s match against Tampa Bay Rowdies. 

INDY ELEVEN GAME NOTES: https://www.indyeleven.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2022/08/IndyEleven-GameNotes-08-06-22-vs-PIT.pdf

Zionsville’s Will Modglin wins two U.S. titles

Will Modglin is the first Indiana boy to be Swimming World’s high school swimmer of the year, and he is now  a national record-holder and double national champion.

His time of 54.41 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke last week set the meet record of 54.97.

He also won the 200 individual medley in 2:01.40 and was second in the 50 freestyle in 22.80.

Modglin is entering his senior year at Zionsville.

Swimming World designated him high school swimmer of the year based on a No. 1 national ranking in the 100-yard backstroke (46.05) and No. 3 in 200 individual medley (1:44.10).

Quoted: Fall Camp Edition – Tom Allen

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana football head coach Tom Allen met with the media to give an update as the first week of fall practice nears its completion on Friday (August 5).

Below is a partial transcript of the press conference, while video of the full media session can be found on the right sidebar at IUHoosiers.com.

Tom Allen | Head Coach

Opening Statement

TA: Good afternoon. Just really encouraged from our first three days. I think our guys have really been working hard and love our meetings. Just the attention to detail and the walk throughs. We have some strong leadership, which is a big part of that, and getting our new faces to buy into our process that we go through here in fall camp.

Then, with our new schedule of having three days on and then have a regeneration day where they’re getting a lot of recovery, meetings, getting some good film and even some walk-through time, is a very important part of the process. We will come back tomorrow and be in shoulder pads for the next couple of days and then be full pads for practice number six.

Good start and guys are working hard. I like the energy, love the effort and just have to keep getting a little bit better every day.

On what has impressed him with the running back room…

TA: To just go through [as a group], the thing that sticks out to me is the speed. You got some new guys, like Shaun Shivers and Jaylin Lucas, two of our fastest players on the team. David Holloman, still, is in that top-three, as well, for our whole team. I think that is what jumps out to me. Josh Henderson is just so solid in so many areas.

I think as they continue to get more comfortable and the ball skills, as well, for all of those guys [will continue to improve], which is critical. Trent [Howland] is a big back at 235 pounds and Charlie Spegal, same thing, is a big back.

We have a lot of different options in that room with all different kind of skill sets and ways to get those guys the football. We have to run the football, but with only one day in pads, which was yesterday, you can’t tell a lot, but you can tell some. Our inside run period was very physical, which I want and that is what it is supposed to be like. Both sides of the ball sharpening each other and getting that ball [moving] downhill and running it effectively.

We have several guys there that are all competing. You play one back at a time, usually, sometimes you have two, but you won’t have more than that likely ever. Just trying to get that room where they are able to understand their assignments, execute at a high level, make [defenders] miss and go score.

On the youth at tight end…

TA: You are right, there are a lot of young guys. You have a pretty young room, with no seniors in there, and AJ [Barner] is the veteran. He is doing what he needs to be doing and getting better every day.

Aaron Steinfeldt is a guy that’s been getting a lot of reps, and James Bomba, too. Those would be the top two guys that have really stuck out to be able to be that second and third guy in the mix. I think Brody Foley is another one. He came here in January and hasn’t had as many reps since he was coming off a postseason surgery. He is back 100 percent and ready to go.

Getting those guys ready [is our job]. I think those are the top three guys right now that are getting reps and in the mix. It is a critical position for us, and we want to be able to maximize it and use it. We want to be able to play with two tight ends at times, and sometimes more.

There is a lot of youth in that room and those guys are getting the opportunity to learn the offense and be physical and be effective.

On Noah Pierre’s team-first mentality and versatility he has shown in his career…

TA: He’s special to me. I think he is a great testament to perseverance and grit. I know there was a point in time that he was frustrated and came to see me and came to see his position coach a couple of years ago. He had been bounced around to a lot of positions.

He is just one of those tough, gritty guys that could do a lot of things. He could play corner, he could play nickel, he could play safety, which not everybody can do that. That was valuable [to our team]. I think he is realizing now, is that he bought in — like you said — he bought in to our culture here and the whole idea that it is not about me and I have to do what I can to help this team be successful.

He, through that process, established a lot of great skills. He could play three different positions, got on special teams a lot in the 2020 year and then, this past year, as we talked about, had a chance to be a starter when some guys in front of him went down. Now, he’s our starting Husky and just a really good player. He has a lot of toughness to him; he’s got a lot of moxie and savvy. And, because of his coverage ability, he allows us to do a lot of things with that position and that personnel package. That really excites me.

More than anything, we have one of our true freshmen that is going through the same things. He’s been here since January and is still trying to find his way and we had him meet with Noah and told him, ‘tell him your story,’ and talk to him about your perspective to and they ability to persevere. It was a couple years before he got his chance to get on the field.

That is a great testament to his character, the way he was raised, his family, his high school coaches and his ability to accept that, but not quit working. He wasn’t playing as much as he wanted early on, but now he has become a really valuable part of our team on special teams and on defense. He’s a really good player and has an amazing attitude.

Webb, Roberts Join Baseball’s Staff at Alexander

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Tony Webb and Hunter Roberts are the newest additions to the Purdue baseball staff as the program welcomes new leaders for strength & conditioning and team operations.

After previously working with Purdue head coach Greg Goff at Louisiana Tech and Alabama, Webb has transitioned to baseball’s strength coach after being as an associate director of strength & conditioning with Purdue football since February 2021.

Roberts is the new supervisor of operations, replacing alumnus Ross Learnard after Learnard moved on to Indianapolis to become the pitching coach at Butler University. Roberts comes to Purdue from Central Arkansas, where he served in a dual role as the director of baseball operations and athletic ticket manager for the primary team sports.

Webb has worked in strength & conditioning since 2010, following his transition from team captain on the football team to a dual role as a strength & conditioning and position coach at his alma mater Louisiana College (now known as Louisiana Christian University). As a player, he was as four-year letterwinner, leadership council member and honored as the team’s most outstanding defensive lineman. The dean’s list student earned his bachelor’s degree in communications.

Webb also worked with Goff from 2014 to 2015 at Louisiana Tech and in 2017 at Alabama. He’s served as the director of strength & conditioning at Southern University and enjoyed multi-year stints as a strength coach with the football programs at Eastern Illinois and Southern California.

“I am excited for the opportunity and privilege to be a part of Purdue baseball,” Webb said. “Coach Goff and I first met eight years ago at Louisiana Tech, where I developed a tremendous amount of respect for him as a person and a coach. We also had the opportunity to team up again at Alabama a few years later. When I had the opportunity to come to Purdue in the winter of 2021, Coach Goff’s relationship with Coach Brohm certainly played to my benefit. And while my time with football has been a great experience, I am looking forward to working directly with Coach Goff, his staff and being a part of what they are building.”

Roberts added baseball operations to his duties with UCA Athletics in October 2020. He took a lead role in the program’s budget and the travel arrangements, including hotels, meals, flights and buses. As a liaison between the team and the public, he was also was the lead contact for ticket allotments and facility arrangements for practices while assisting with social media. As the athletic ticket manager since March 2019, he worked with football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball as the gameday lead for both tickets and security staff.

Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Missouri State and a master’s in sports management from Central Arkansas. He worked with the Springfield Cardinals (Double-A affiliate) during the 2016 Minor League Baseball season and Missouri State baseball during the 2018 college season. As an external affairs intern at Evansville during the 2018-19 school year, he was in line to assist with UE baseball that spring before accepting the offer to join the ticket staff at UCA in March of that year.

“This opportunity at Purdue is a dream and I’m excited to make the best of it,” Roberts said. “I am thankful to be a part of an amazing coaching staff and a school with strong traditions. I’m a guy who keeps the grinder mentality and wants the best for everyone at Alexander Field.”

Butler MBB Moves to 2-0 on European Tour

Butler improved to 2-0 on its four-game foreign tour with an 81-53 triumph in Rome Friday night. For the second consecutive evening, the Bulldogs played several members of the Stellazzurra Basketball Team, who were joined by additional professional players from the area.

The Bulldogs won Thursday’s opening game between the two squads by a score of 95-61.

On Friday evening, sophomore Jayden Taylor led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Chuck Harris added 14. Harris was the team’s leading scorer on Thursday night.

All 11 Bulldogs who saw action in the Friday contest made their way into the scoresheet. Manny Bates and freshman Connor Turnbull each scored eight points, while DJ Hughes and Eric Hunter Jr registered seven points apiece.

The game was played under FIBA rules, which included four 10-minute quarters. Simas Lukosius and Ali Ali have missed the first two games of the tour due to injury. Neither injury is expected to impact their preseason work once the team returns to Indianapolis.

Coach Thad Matta distributed minutes across his roster in a warm gym that played host to the Bulldogs for the second straight night.

Butler led, 17-9, after the opening period and built a 36-22 halftime advantage.

The Bulldogs spent Friday morning on a walking tour of several of Rome’s most famous areas – the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Pantheon — before an early afternoon team meal in advance of the 6 p.m. local tip.

Butler arrived in Rome Wednesday morning and will head to Sorrento on Saturday morning.

The team closes its foreign tour in Athens, Greece, where the team will play its final two games of the trip Tuesday and Thursday.

Preview 2022: Butler WSoccer Melds Experienced Veterans with Incoming Talent

Butler women’s soccer co-head coaches Tari St. John and Rob Alman have assembled a team full of veterans and fresh talent as they look to tackle a challenging slate of matches this coming fall. In 2022, St. John is beginning her 17th season at the helm of the program, while Alman is entering his 11th.

“Last fall we saw five BIG EAST teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament,” observed the coaches. “So, we expect the conference portion of our schedule to be incredibly competitive once again. And, as has become the norm for our program through the years, we have loaded the non-conference portion of the schedule with fantastic competition as well.”

The season opens with a pair of exhibition matches at the Sellick Bowl, featuring Cincinnati, on Aug. 7, and IUPUI, on Aug. 11. The regular-season then gets underway, also at home, when Western Michigan visits the Butler campus on August 18. The schedule includes three teams that are ranked in the preseason top-25.

The Bulldogs are looking to build on the success of a 2021 season in which they finished with an overall record of 15-5-1, advanced to the semi-final of the BIG EAST Tournament, and secured an at-large bid for the program’s third appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

“We followed a successful fall (2021) season with a really productive period of growth and continual development during the spring season,” added the coaches. “So, we are excited to continue our evolution with our returning players and to add our talented and driven group of newcomers to the squad. Collectively, we have very ambitious goals for the season.”

Forwards

The 2022 Bulldogs will return a trio of forwards who produced 24 of the team’s 41 goals last season. Redshirt senior Katie Soderstrom, a three-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, redshirt junior Abigail Isger, who had five game-winning goals in 2021, and junior Alli Leonard, who last fall was third on the team in goals and second in assists, are likely to keep their opponents’ goalkeepers on their heels throughout the season.

Additional offensive output is expected from senior Gretchen Skoglund, junior Anna Schroeder, and sophomore Alexei Whittaker – who each have numerous appearances under their belts – along with newcomer and Illinois product, Daphne Murray.

Midfielders

Setting up the offensive attack will be a host of veteran midfielders which includes redshirt seniors Morgan Kloosterman and Gabby Smith, seniors Becky Dean and Maddie Farnsworth, and junior Arianna Jalics.

Also, in addition to their minutes up top, Leonard and Schroeder could see some additional time in the middle of the field, and sophomore Sara Trandji will also be looking to support this group as well.

Newcomers Talia Sommer, who has several caps on Israel’s national team, Amelie Darey, from England, and Sydney Longo and Emily O’Malley, from Michigan, are expected to infuse the middle of the field with some fresh talent. (O’Malley’s older sister, Caitlin, is a veteran defender on Butler’s current roster.)

Defenders

The Bulldogs return four upperclassmen to their defensive unit who combined for 74 starts in 2021. Seniors Aliya Diagne and Alana Wood, along with juniors Claire Farrington and Caitlin O’Malley, are expected to provide a stout test for opposing offensive units this fall.

In addition to this quartet, sophomores Lauren Doerr and Alexandra Pulaski were heavily used with significant defensive minutes in multiple appearances last season, and sophomore Dianna Palazzolo will be looking to contribute as well.

Doerr, who also saw time on the field in an outside midfielder position, was a 2021 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection, while Diagne received All-BIG EAST Second Team recognition.

Goalkeepers

Sophomore Emma Martin, who, along with Doerr, was selected to the 2021 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team, logged over 1800 minutes in goal last season, producing a 15-4-1 record that included nine shutouts. She will be leading the corps of Butler netminders this fall that will also include redshirt freshman Anna Pierce and newcomer Addie Marshall. Marshall is a local product, hailing from nearby Franklin, Ind.

Butler MBB Opens European Tour with 95-61 Win in Rome

Butler opened its four-game foreign tour with a commanding 95-61 win in Rome. The Bulldogs played several members of the Stellazzurra Basketball Team, who were joined by additional professional players from the area.

The Bulldogs placed five players in double figures, led by Chuck Harris’s 19 points. Myles Tate added 16 points.

Butler trailed, 20-18, after the opening 10-minute quarter. With the game tied at 22-22 early in the second period, the Bulldogs took control of the game with a 12-0 run. That opened up a 47-30 halftime advantage and the Bulldogs never looked back.

The Bulldogs made a total of eight three-pointers with six coming in the second half as the team from Rome switched to a zone in an effort to slow the pace and limit the transition opportunities the Bulldogs had in the first half.

Butler had a total of 10 players score in the contest, which was played under FIBA rules.

The other players in double figures were Jayden Taylor (13), Jalen Thomas (10), and Myles Wilmoth (11). Coach Thad Matta distributed minutes across his roster in a warm gym that played host to the Bulldogs first of four games over the next week.

The Bulldogs spent Thursday morning touring Vatican City before an early afternoon team meal in advance of the 6 p.m. local tip.

Butler arrived in Rome Wednesday morning and went straight from the airport to tour the Colosseum followed by a welcome dinner. 

The Bulldogs are scheduled for another game Friday at 6 p.m. (in Rome; Noon Eastern). The team then heads to Sorrento and eventually Athens, Greece, where the team will play its final two games of the trip.

WESTBELD INVITED TO USA 3X3 U23 TEAM TRIALS

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Basketball announced today the participants for the 2022 USA Basketball Women’s 3×3 U23 National Team trials in Miami from Aug. 5-8 and Notre Dame junior forward Maddy Westbeld was 1-of-11 invitees. Following the completion of trials, the roster will be named before training camp commences Aug. 9-11. The team is slated to compete in the fifth edition of the FIBA 3×3 Nations League, starting play within the Americas conference in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, from Aug. 13-19.

The women’s national team training camp features 11 invitees who bring a combination of USA Basketball (five-on-five and 3×3) and collegiate basketball experience. Joining Westbeld in the trials are Joanne Allen-Taylor, Fran Belibi, Quay Miller, Aaliyah Moore, Shyanne Sellers, Maddy Siegrist, Celeste Taylor, Alyssa Ustby, Payton Verhulst and Kayla Wells. Following training camp, six athletes will be selected to the team.

Westbeld was a participant at the 2018 USA U17 National Team trials and most recently a finalist for the 2021 USA Basketball U19 National Team.

The Ohio native produced a fantastic March for the Irish, where she averaged 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. She ultimately averaged 11.8 ppg on the season.

Mastodon Women’s Soccer is Back: ‘Dons Travel to Indiana State for Exhibition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team will take the field for the first time in 2022 with an exhibition game at Indiana State on Sunday, August 7.

Game Day Information
Who: 
Indiana State
When: Sunday, August 7 | 3 PM
Where: Terre Haute, Ind. | Memorial Stadium
Live Stats: Link
Watch: None
Match Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne

Know Your Foe
Indiana State had a 6-7-4 record in the 2021 season. The Sycamores scored 25 goals last season and return the goal scorers for 24 of them. CeCe Wahlberg, Sasha Thompson and Mackenzie Kent formed a three-pronged attack that combined for 16 goals last season, with all three returning for their senior, junior and sophomore seasons, respectively. ISU has added seven freshmen to its squad for this season.

Series History
Indiana State has an 8-3-2 record against the Mastodons all-time, with the series dating back to 2002. The last time the Mastodons beat the Sycamores was 2012, but the ‘Dons got a draw in Fort Wayne in 2018. The Mastodons did win an exhibition against the Sycamores last season 2-1 at the Hefner Soccer Complex.

Roster Reset
Purdue Fort Wayne’s roster consists of 17 players who have played at least two seasons of college soccer. There are 10 seniors, seven juniors, six sophomores and three freshmen. Last season, the Mastodons were led by three All-Horizon League selections: Morgan Reitano (First Team), Gabrielle Fanning (Second Team) and Bella Reitano (All-Freshman Team). The Mastodons return 10 players who started in at least half of last season’s games.

Be Aware!
In the newest rule changes from the NCAA, overtime will no longer be played in the regular season. Overtime will only be played in postseason games, and will no longer be golden goal, meaning both 10-minute overtime periods will be played to completion.

A Look Back
The 2021 edition of the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer program wrapped up with a 5-8-6 record and a berth to the Horizon League Championship. The No. 6 seeded Mastodons fell to No. 3 Northern Kentucky in overtime 1-0. The sixth-place finish in the Horizon League standings was the best of head coach Jason Burr‘s Mastodon career.

Coming Up
The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team will play another exhibition contest against Goshen on Monday, August 15 at the Hefner Soccer Complex at 7 p.m. This will come after the men’s soccer team also plays Goshen in an exhibition at 1 p.m. on the same day at Hefner.

Anderson Releases Fall 2022 Tennis Schedule

Anderson’s women’s team begins the season with an exhibition match against Roosevelt University on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. ET in Chicago. Both the men’s and women’s teams kick off the regular season by hosting Illinois College and Lourdes University in a triangular on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the AU Tennis Courts. Anderson’s teams take on Illinois College at 12 p.m. The Ravens’ women’s team faces off with Lourdes at 2 p.m. while the Ravens’ men’s team battles Lourdes at 4 p.m.

Anderson’s women’s team opens the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) season against Earlham College on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in Richmond. The Raven’s women’s team clashes with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the HCAC home opener on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the AU Tennis Courts.

Anderson hosts its second annual Anderson Pro-AM Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at the AU Tennis Courts.

The women’s team’s final home match of the fall takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in HCAC action at 4 p.m. at the AU Tennis Courts.

Anderson’s men’s team closes out the fall season with two matches taking place on Saturday, Oct. 1 in Alma, Mich. The Ravens first clash with Alma College in a road matchup at 11 a.m. Anderson then takes on Albion College in a neutral-site match at 3 p.m.

The Ravens’ women’s team wraps up the fall regular season with an HCAC matchup against Hanover College on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 12 p.m. in Hanover.

Anderson’s women are also set to host Transylvania University (Sept. 25) and Manchester University (Sept. 28) in HCAC action.

DateOpponentTimeLocation
Saturday, Sept. 3at Roosevelt (Women Only)#2 PM ETChicago, Ill.
Wednesday, Sept. 7vs. Illinois College12 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Wednesday, Sept. 7vs. Lourdes (Women Only)2 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Wednesday, Sept. 7vs. Lourdes (Men Only)4 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Saturday, Sept. 10at Miami-Middletown12 PMMiddletown, Ohio
Wednesday, Sept. 14at Earlham (Women Only)*4 PMRichmond, Ind.
Saturday, Sept. 17at Adrian11 AMAdrian, Mich.
Saturday, Sept. 17at Olivet4 PMOlivet, Mich.
Monday, Sept. 19at Trine3 PMAngola, Ind.
Wednesday, Sept. 21vs. Rose-Hulman (Women Only)*4 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Saturday, Sept. 24Anderson Pro-AM Tournament#10 AMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Sunday, Sept. 25vs. Transylvania (Women Only)*12 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Wednesday, Sept. 28vs. Manchester (Women Only)*4 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Wednesday, Sept. 28vs. Manchester (Men Only)4 PMAnderson, Ind. (AU Tennis Courts)
Saturday, Oct. 1at Alma11 AMAlma, Mich.
Saturday, Oct. 1vs. Albion3 PMAlma, Mich.
Wednesday, Oct. 5at Franklin (Women Only)*4 PMFranklin, Ind.
Saturday, Oct. 8at Hanover (Women Only)*12 PMHanover, Ind.

*indicates HCAC match

#indicates exhibition

Anderson Men’s Golf Lands Eight in Latest Recruiting Class

The Anderson University men’s golf program and head coach Carter Collins have announced the commitments of eight players for the 2022-23 season. Maverik Mollenkopf will represent the Class of 2025 while Drew Corle, Connor Keith, Luke LeBourdais, Elijah Mattingly, Landon Maxwell, Owen Mockabee and Jacob Stevens will represent the Class of 2026.

“I am extremely excited for this group of guys to get on campus,” Coach Carter Collins said. “We wrapped up last season with just two guys in the program, which meant that this recruiting class needed to buy into a vision of what the program could be, rather than what it was at the time. These guys did, and they will now play a huge role in shaping our program in the ways that they best see fit over the next four years. I believe strongly in the character of the guys coming in, and I have high expectations for how they will represent AU, both on and off the course. With returners Carson Coffman and Konner Johnson leading the way next year, I am very optimistic about the type of season we will have.”

Drew Corle          Yorktown, Ind. (Yorktown)

Yorktown HS: Received All-Delaware County Honorable Mention as a senior … team captured Hoosier Heritage Conference (HHC) title during senior season … team secured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) sectional crown during senior season … team earned three Delaware County titles (Fr., Jr.-Sr.) … fired an 18-hole personal record (PR) of 85 (+13) at the IHSAA regional as a senior … recorded 9-hole career PR of 40 … shot a 9-hole score of 45 vs. Daleville as a junior … competed in football.

Major: Social Work

Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it is a great school, and it was referred to by many friends. The professors have been super nice and helpful.

Connor Keith      St. Jacob, Ill. (Triad)

Triad HS: Garnered all-Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) honors as a junior and senior … captured 10th (82 – +11) in MVC Championship as a junior … tied for 11th (87 – +15) in MVC Championship as a senior … fired an 18-hole personal record (PR) of 82 (+10) as a junior … produced season best of 87 (+15) during MVC Championship as a senior … competed in bass fishing as a senior.

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why I Chose AU: I chose AU for the simple fact that I’m going to be able to play on the golf team and study Mechanical Engineering at the same time.

Luke LeBourdais               Saginaw, Mich. (Nouvel Catholic Central)

Nouvel Catholic Central HS: Tied for fourth in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 4 State Championships as a junior with 36-hole score of 153 … captured MHSAA Division 4 individual regional title as a senior with 18-hole score of 78 … locked up Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) West individual title as a senior … two-time all-TVC first-team recipient (Jr.-Sr.) … took fourth in MHSAA Division 4 regional as a junior with 18-hole score of 82 … three-time MHSAA Division 4 state qualifier (Fr., Jr.-Sr.) … named MLive Athlete of the Week as a senior … team claimed MHSAA Division 4 regional title during senior season … shot a 36-hole score of 181 during MHSAA Division 4 State Championship as a freshman … contributed an 18-hole score of 93 during MHSAA Division 4 regional as a freshman … competed in soccer for two years (Jr.-Sr.) … garnered first-team all-TVC 10 honors as a senior … competed in tennis for two years (Fr.-So.) … competed in basketball for two years (Fr.-So.).

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it is a great fit for me, it had my major and I had a golf offer.

Elijah Mattingly Beech Grove, Ind. (Central Christian Academy)

Central Christian Academy: Captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) individual sectional title with an 18-hole score of 76 as a senior … contributed an 18-hole personal record of 71 … shot an 18-hole score of 85 during the IHSAA regional as a senior … turned in an 18-hole score of 97 during the IHSAA sectional as a freshman … competed in basketball for four years … earned Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Senior All-State Honorable Mention … received IBCA Underclass All-State Honorable Mention as a junior … selected to Class Basketball All-Star Classic as a senior … produced averages of 20.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.8 steals and 2.2 assists as a senior … notched averages of 18.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.8 steals as a junior … turned in averages of 13.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks as a sophomore … converted 165-of-317 (52.1 percent) shots from the field as a senior … drained 56-of-132 (42.4 percent) attempts from 3-point range as a senior … knocked down 76-of-93 (81.7 percent) shots from the free-throw line as a junior … hit 52-of-69 (75.4 percent) attempts from the charity stripe as a senior … posted career averages of 17.0 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals … provided career totals of 1,056 points, 447 rebounds, 151 blocks, 124 assists and 119 steals … converted 156-of-204 (76.5 percent) shots from the free-throw line during career … hit 386-of-804 (48.0 percent) shots from floor during career … made 128-of-329 (38.9 percent) of attempts from behind the arc during career … team went 17-7 during freshman season … scored career-high 39 points vs. Anderson Preparatory Academy as a senior … blocked career-high 10 shots at Horizon Christian as a junior … collected career-high 16 rebounds vs. Christel house at Manual as a senior … scored 30+ points in three games as a senior … scored 25+ points in nine games as a senior … scored 25+ points in four games as a junior … scored 25+ points in 14 career games … scored 20+ points in 11 games as a senior … scored 20+ points in 10 games as a junior … scored 20+ points in four games as a sophomore … scored 20+ points in 25 career games … produced double-digit scoring in 20 games as a junior … contributed double-digit scoring in 19 games as a senior … provided double-digit scoring in nine games as a sophomore … tallied 48 career double-digit scoring efforts … pulled down double-digit rebounds in eight games as a senior … contributed double-digit rebounds in six games as a junior … provided double-digit rebounds in 15 career games … notched 4+ blocks in 10 games as a senior … produced 4+ blocks in five games as a junior … turned in 4+ blocks in two games as a sophomore … contributed 4+ blocks in 17 career games … drained 11-of-12 (91.7 percent) shots from free-throw line vs. Indianapolis Shortage as a junior … made 10-of-11 (90.9 percent) attempts from charity stripe Indianapolis Northwest Homeschool Warriors as a junior … drained nine 3-pointers vs. Anderson Preparatory Academy as a senior … hit 6-of-10 (60 percent) shots from perimeter vs. Purdue Poly North as a junior … competed in soccer for two years (Fr.-So.) … team captured IHSAA A sectional during freshman season … notched seven goals and an assist for 15 points as a sophomore.

Major: Mathematics Teaching

Why I Chose AU: I already like the people and the campus.

Landon Maxwell               Pendleton, Ind. (Homeschool)

Homeschool: Shot an 18-hole career best of +18.

Major: Electrical Engineering

Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because God has truly guided me to this university.

Maverik Mollenkopf       Pendleton, Ind. (Pendleton Heights)        Manchester University

Manchester University (Baseball):

2022: Went 1-0 … struck out eight batters in nine innings … fanned career-high eight batters in win vs. Trine.

Pendleton Heights HS: Recorded a 18-hole relative-to-par personal record of +3 at Fall Creek Golf Club … competed in baseball … received Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) academic all-state honors as a senior … team claimed Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 4A sectional crown during freshman season … went 15-for-60 with a .250 batting average as a senior … struck out 10 batters in eight and one-third innings as a senior … competed in football … team went 7-3 during sophomore season … team finished 7-4 during senior season … team went 7-4 during freshman season … team finished 7-5 during sophomore season.

Major: Biology

Why I Chose AU: AU is close to home, the Science/Biology program is strong, and it was affordable.

Owen Mockabee             Lebanon, Ohio (Lebanon)

Lebanon HS: Three-time all-conference selection … garnered first-team all-Great Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) honors as a sophomore … received second-team all-Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC) recognition as a junior and senior … five-time ECC Athlete of the Week (3xSr., 2xJr.) … earned academic all-state honors … received academic all-ECC honors as a junior and senior … won two Greater Cincinnati Golf Association Junior Tournaments … team advanced to Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Division I district tournament three times … shot 18-hole relative-to-par personal record (PR) of 77 (+5) during Cincinnati Metro Junior Championship as a senior … posted 9-hole PR of 34 vs. Badin as a senior … turned in 9-hole season best of 35 at Anderson as a junior … fired an 18-hole score of 81 during GWOC preseason tournament as a sophomore … contributed 18-hole season best of 84 during ECC Preseason Tournament as a junior … averaged 41.6 strokes per 9 holes as a senior … averaged 42.5 strokes per nine holes as a junior … averaged 45.9 strokes per 9 holes as a sophomore … averaged 46.9 strokes per nine holes as a freshman … started and hosted golf outing that in 9 years has raised $70,000 for the non-profit First Tee … received a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student as a senior … earned Harmon Civic Trust Award as a senior.

Majors: Management/Data Science

Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because I like the smaller size, great Christian community, strong academics and chance to be a part of rebuilding a great golf program.

Jacob Stevens   Champaign, Ill. (Centennial)

Centennial HS: Shot an 18-hole personal record (PR) of 76 during Illinois High School Association (IHSA) 2A regional as a senior … totaled one top 5 and 3 top 10 finishes during career … averaged 83 strokes per 18 holes as a senior … shot an 18-hole score of 84 during IHSA 2A sectional as a senior.

Major: Psychology

Why I Chose AU: I saw a great opportunity to continue my education and my golf career. AU seems like a great place to do that.

Anderson University Prospective Student-Athletes comply with NCAA D-III rules regarding no athletic scholarships, no athletic financial aid adjustment and only signed the NCAA D-III Celebratory Form.

“SPORTS EXTRA”

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees7037.65441 – 1529 – 2232 – 1622 – 711 – 84 – 6L 3
Toronto5947.55710.534 – 2125 – 2620 – 1917 – 1215 – 116 – 4L 1
Tampa Bay5749.53812.533 – 2124 – 2825 – 2110 – 1312 – 95 – 5W 3
Baltimore5551.51914.530 – 2025 – 3120 – 2411 – 1315 – 87 – 3W 4
Boston5454.50016.526 – 2728 – 2712 – 2915 – 1021 – 85 – 5W 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Minnesota5650.52830 – 2426 – 2614 – 1127 – 2010 – 94 – 6W 1
Chi White Sox5452.509225 – 2929 – 2314 – 1522 – 2210 – 116 – 4W 1
Cleveland5452.509227 – 2227 – 3010 – 1325 – 219 – 105 – 5L 2
Kansas City4265.39314.523 – 3119 – 349 – 1719 – 2210 – 183 – 7L 1
Detroit4266.3891525 – 2917 – 378 – 1920 – 284 – 113 – 7L 3
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7038.64834 – 1736 – 219 – 1018 – 435 – 206 – 4W 3
Seattle5750.53312.527 – 2430 – 2614 – 167 – 628 – 235 – 5L 1
Texas4759.4432222 – 3025 – 295 – 1412 – 921 – 294 – 6L 1
LA Angels4561.4252424 – 3221 – 296 – 1811 – 621 – 245 – 5W 1
Oakland4166.38328.517 – 3324 – 3310 – 1611 – 1818 – 276 – 4W 2
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets6739.63232 – 1835 – 2134 – 1412 – 514 – 128 – 2L 1
Atlanta6443.5983.537 – 2227 – 2125 – 1817 – 1016 – 116 – 4W 1
Philadelphia5848.547928 – 2530 – 2323 – 2112 – 816 – 118 – 2W 3
Miami4858.4531923 – 2825 – 3024 – 2210 – 149 – 143 – 7L 1
Washington3672.3333217 – 4019 – 329 – 4010 – 1012 – 143 – 7L 3
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee5848.54727 – 2031 – 2811 – 1329 – 227 – 95 – 5W 1
St. Louis5848.54733 – 2025 – 2812 – 1528 – 1610 – 77 – 3W 5
Pittsburgh4363.4061524 – 2919 – 347 – 1521 – 2913 – 113 – 7L 1
Chi Cubs4263.40015.521 – 3221 – 318 – 622 – 248 – 214 – 6W 1
Cincinnati4263.40015.524 – 3218 – 319 – 1214 – 238 – 215 – 5L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers7333.68936 – 1537 – 1812 – 1117 – 633 – 129 – 1W 6
San Diego6148.56013.531 – 2330 – 2514 – 1019 – 1024 – 226 – 4L 2
San Francisco5155.4812229 – 2722 – 2814 – 1314 – 1116 – 253 – 7L 4
Arizona4758.44825.528 – 2719 – 3114 – 1410 – 1116 – 275 – 5W 1
Colorado4762.43127.530 – 2717 – 358 – 199 – 823 – 262 – 8L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1890       John Reilly becomes the first major leaguer to hit for the cycle in different leagues when the Reds, who moved to the National League this season, beat Pittsburgh at League Park, 16-3. The Cincinnati first baseman hit for two cycles in 1883, also a first, when the team played in the American Association and were known as the Red Stockings.

1890       Making his major league debut, Cy Young is credited with the win when the Cleveland Spiders beat the Colts in Chicago’s West Side Park, 8-1. During his 22-year career, the 23-year-old right-hander will average more than 23 victories per season en route to a major league record of 511, a mark believed by many to be unbreakable.

1906       At Cleveland’s League Park, the Boston Americans are shut out for the fourth consecutive time, bowing to the Indians, 4-0. Combined with a scoreless three-game sweep by the White Sox, the team establishes a new American League record.

1908       Detroit outfielder Ty Cobb gets married, having departed the Tigers three days ago to attend the ceremony without the team’s permission. Club co-owner Frank Navin considers the 21-year-old Georgia Peach’s six-day defection during a pennant race as the most arrogant act he had ever heard of in baseball.

1930       Gene Rye hits three homers in one inning, blasting a solo homer, a three-run shot, and a grand slam in the Waco Cubs’ 18-run eight-inning eruption in their eventual 20-7 Texas League victory over the visiting Beaumont Exporters at Katy Park. The 24-year-old diminutive southpaw-swinging outfielder, called Half Pint by his teammates, will be signed by the Red Sox, spending the first two months of next season with the team before being released, hitting just .179 in 17 games.

1937       The Braves become the first National League team to lead off a game with back-to-back homers. At Wrigley Field, Roy Johnson and Rabbit Warstler go deep to start the first inning off Tex Carleton, but Boston’s quick start isn’t enough when Chicago wins the contest, 12-6.

1939       In the first of two Negro League East-West All-Star Games this season, the West wins the Comiskey Park contest defeating the East 4-2 behind a strong outing by Ted ‘Doubleduty’ Radcliffe. The estimated crowd of 40,000 is more than double the 18,198 fans at Wrigley Field, watching the Cubs lose to the Bees, 9-8.

1941       Al Benton becomes the first major leaguer to have two sacrifice bunts in one inning. The Tiger right-hander accomplishes the feat in the top of the third inning, a frame that features 17 batters coming to bat, in an 11-2 rout of the Indians at Cleveland’s League Park.

1947       Skeeter Webb is inserted into the game to run for Fred Hutchinson and scores a run in the Tigers’ nine-run eighth inning in Detroit’s 13-6 victory over Cleveland. Later in the frame, he comes to the plate and delivers an RBI sac fly, an unusual accomplishment for a pinch-runner.

1952       At the approximate age of 46, Satchel Paige becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to hurl a complete-game shutout, beating Virgil ‘Fire’ Trucks and the Tigers, 1-0, when Bobby Young scores the game’s only run in the 12th inning. The Browns’ hurler will extend his record at 46-years and 75 days by throwing another scoreless complete game against the White Sox next month.

1962       For the fifth time, a team record, Willie Mays collects five hits in a game. In the Giants’ 9-2 victory over Philadelphia at Candlestick Park, the ‘Say Hey Kid’ hits a pair of two-run homers in the first and second innings and follows up with singles in the fourth, fifth, and eighth.

1967       Orioles’ third baseman Brooks Robinson hits into his fourth career triple play, setting a major league record. The fifth inning around-the-horn triple killing (5-4-3) doesn’t hurt the club when the Birds beat the White Sox at Memorial Stadium, 4-0, to complete a sweep of a twin bill.

1969       In an alley behind a Detroit bar, Twins’ manager Billy Martin intervenes in a scuffle between his starting pitcher Dave Boswell and outfielder Bob Allison, resulting in the right-hander knocked unconscious and in need of 20 stitches after being pummeled by his skipper. Although he will miss several starts because of the incident, the 24-year-old Maryland native will finish the season 20-12 for the first-place Minnesota club.

1972       The postponement of the second game of the Midland Cubs and Amarillo Giants doubleheader becomes necessary when thousands of grasshoppers invade Christensen Stadium. The massive clusters of insects, who swarmed from their nests behind the center-field wall after the ballpark’s lights were turned on, made play impossible when infielders couldn’t see their outfielders through the hordes of fluttering invaders.

1972       With his 660th and 661st career homers, Hank Aaron breaks Yankee legend Babe Ruth’s record for hitting the most home runs with one team. Hammerin’ Hank’s second round-tripper of the day, a 10th inning blast, enables the Braves to beat Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium, 4-3.

1973       Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player inducted into the Hall of Fame. The late Pirates outfielder, who died tragically on New Year’s Eve in a crash carrying relief supplies to the earthquake victims in Nicaragua, was elected posthumously when baseball waives the mandatory five-year waiting period.

1979       After delivering the eulogy at Thurman Munson’s funeral in Ohio, Bobby Murcer, a teammate and close friend of the deceased Yankee catcher, drives in all the runs in the Yankee 5-4 comeback victory over the Orioles at Yankee Stadium. The New York outfielder, with a bat he will never use again, hits a three-run home run and wins the game with a two-run single in the ninth inning.

1981       The players approved a split-season format necessitated by the seven-week strike. The Yankees, A’s, Phillies, and Dodgers are declared the first-half champions, automatically qualify for the divisional series.

1983       Eric Rasmussen throws a 4-0 shutout against the Red Sox in his first American League outing. The Royals starter, who also blanked the Padres as a Cardinal in his first-ever major league game in 1975, becomes the first pitcher to toss a shutout in his National League and American League debuts.

1985       As announced three weeks ago, the Players’ Association follows through on its threat to strike. The second midseason baseball work stoppage lasts only two days, with the owners abandoning their plan for a salary cap, a concept also vehemently opposed by baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth.

1986       In the game that establishes a new record for bases-full homers in one game, Texas beats Baltimore, 13-11. Rangers’ infielder Toby Harrah hits a second-inning grand slam, and Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer both go deep with the bases loaded in the Orioles’ nine-run fourth frame.

1988       Jim Gott balks three times in the eighth inning, two of which allow a runner to score from third base. The Pirates’ relief pitcher’s poor form on the mound proves to be the difference in the Mets’ 5-3 victory over the Bucs at Three Rivers Stadium.

1988       Goose Gossage becomes the second player in major league history to record 300 career saves when he faces one batter and gets the final out in the Cubs’ 7-4 victory over Philadelphia at Wrigley Field. The future Hall of Fame right-handed reliever joins Rollie Fingers, who reached the milestone in 1982.

1988       Jose Canseco became the 11th player in major league history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season. The A’s outfielder, with 31 homers, joins the 30-30 club, taking second base with one out in the ninth inning for his 30th as Oakland beat the Mariners, 5-4.

1988       The dedication of a plaque takes place behind the home plate of the former Braves Field in remembrance of the departed National League team and the many historical events occurring in the ballpark. The historical marker, made possible through the efforts of Boston University, the Society for American Baseball Research, and the New England Sports Museum, includes references to the three World Series and one All-Star Game played there, as well as the longest game ever to take place in major league history.

1989       In a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park, the Red Sox retire Carl Yastrzemski’s #8. ‘Yaz,’ recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, becomes only the fourth player in franchise history, joining Joe Cronin (4), Bobby Doerr (1), and Ted Williams (9), to be honored by having his uniform number retired by the club.

1992       Following a brief shouting match with Willie Wilson in the previous frame after the Oakland outfielder had tripled off him, Rangers right-hander Nolan Ryan hits him on the leg with a pitch with two outs eighth inning. The incident causes a ten-minute delay with benches emptying and fans littering the field with paper, resulting in the future Hall of Famer being ejected from a game for the first and only time during his 27-year major league career.

1993       Raising his average to .348, San Diego outfielder Tony Gwynn collects his 2000th career base hit, a single off Colorado hurler Bruce Ruffin in the team’s 6-2 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium. Mr. Padre will reach the 3,000 hit milestone on the same date in 1999. (Ed. Note: Our thanks to Tom Lane for sharing this event. -LP)

1998       Kevin McClatchy’s vision of a baseball-only stadium in Pittsburgh becomes more of a reality when PNC Bank strikes a deal with the Pirates naming the Bucs’ new home PNC Park. The highly-touted new ballpark, which will host its first game in 2001.

1999       After Tony Gwynn singles off Expos’ Dan Smith in the first inning to get his 3000th hit, ump Kerwin Danley, a college teammate, Vendella Gwynn, his mom on her 64th birthday, and 13,540 Olympic Stadium fans celebrate the milestone. The Padres outfielder finishes the night 4-for-5, passing Roberto Clemente into 21st place on the all-time career hit list.

2001       Boston’s backstop Scott Hatteberg hits into a triple play, but the catcher redeems himself in his next at-bat by hitting a grand slam, putting the Red Sox ahead in a 10-7 win over the Rangers. The triple killing, the third in Texas history, occurs when Hatteberg lines to shortstop Alex Rodriguez, who flips to second base, doubling up the runner on second, with second baseman Randy Velarde tagging the runner arriving from first.

2001       A group made up of the Hall of Famers (61), recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for writers (13), Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters (13), and Veterans Committee members (3) replaces the Hall of Fame Veterans Committee. The new members will select players every two years and executives, umpires, and managers only once every four years.

2002       In his major league debut, former NBA player Mark Hendrickson allows five runs and three hits in one-third of an inning, appearing in relief of Roy Halladay in the Blue Jays’ 14-12 victory over the Mariners at the SkyDome. The 28-year-old southpaw played for the Nets, 76ers, Kings, and Cavaliers, leaving the hardwood in 2000 to play baseball after a lackluster season with Cleveland.

2002       Robb Nen becomes the 16th major leaguer to record his 300th career save when he closes the Giants’ 11-10 win over the Cubs at Pacific Bell Park. The 32-year-old reliever, who will not pitch again after this season due to multiple surgeries for a torn rotator cuff, is the youngest closer to reach the milestone.

2003       Three weeks after trading for Armando Benitez with the crosstown Mets, the Yankees trade the much-maligned reliever to the Mariners. In return, the Bronx Bombers get back 36-year-old Jeff Nelson for his second tour with the team.

2005      The Rangers posthumously retire jersey #26 in honor of their former skipper Johnny Oates, who lead the team to its first three division titles in 1996 and 1998-99. The 1996 Manager of the Year (an award shared with Joe Torres of the Yankees) compiled a 506-476 (.515) record, stepping down 28 games into the 2001 season after 6+ seasons with Kansas City.

2006       The Mets continue to commit to their young players, signing 23-year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension. The third baseman joins shortstop Jose Reyes, also 23, who inked a long-term deal with the club three days ago worth $23.25 million over the four years of the extension of the Dominican’s contract.

2007       Batting eighth in Tony La Russa’s batting order, Cardinals’ starting pitcher Braden Looper collects two hits in the fifth inning when St. Louis ties a big-league record with ten straight hits. The Redbirds use the consecutive safeties to score all their runs when they beat the visiting Padres, 10-5.

2010      In a 15-minute pregame ceremony delayed by rain at Turner Field, the Braves retire Tom Glavine’s uniform number 47. The southpaw, who won 244 of his 305 career victories with the organization, including five seasons with 20 or more wins, was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame at a luncheon earlier in the day.

2013       Ryan Lavarnway ties a major league record, shared by Ray Katt (1954 Giants) and Gino Petralli (1987 Rangers) when he allows four passed balls in the first inning of the Red Sox’s 15-10 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Boston backstop, whose woes in corralling Steven Wright’s knuckleballer allows three runs, makes up for his first-frame failings with a two-out double in the fifth, putting the team ahead for keeps, 8-7.

2016       The Mariners retire jersey #24 worn by Ken Griffey Jr., who spent 13 of his 22 seasons with Seattle, earning 10 of his 13 All-Star berths and all 10 of his Gold Glove Awards while with the team. The Kid, elected to the Hall of Fame in a landslide this year, becomes the first player to have his digits immortalized by the club.

2016       Giancarlo Stanton drives a pitch thrown by Rockies starter Chad Bettis deep into the Rockpile seats, a 504-foot blast that becomes the longest round-tripper in the 21-year-old history of Coors Field. The Miami Marlins slugger’s fifth-inning solo shot in the team’s 12-6 loss surpasses the 496-footer hit in 1997 by Dodger catcher Mike Piazza off current Colorado bullpen coach Darren Holmes.

2019       Blue Jays’ shortstop Bo Bichette becomes the first player to collect ten extra-base hits in his first nine major league games when he doubles off Ryan Yarbrough in the team’s 7-6 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. Tomorrow, the 21-year-old rookie shortstop will hit another two-bagger, becoming the only major leaguer to stroke a double in eight-straight contests, breaking the mark established in 2000 by former Toronto first baseman Carlos Delgado.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1946

The year 1946 represented one of the most exciting and prosperous years in American (and baseball) history. The war against the Axis powers had finally ended in August of ’45 and most of the Allied troops were returning home after serving overseas. Major-League Baseball had played a major part in supporting the war effort and provided a much-needed escape from the daily emotional and financial stress felt by most on the home front. Many players had been called to action and their absence was felt in both the clubhouses and stands of every major ballpark. As both players and fans returned from their tours of duty, baseball was once again reborn as America’s National Pastime.

Despite losing several key players of their own, the St. Louis Cardinals had repeatedly topped the National League in ’42, ’43 and ’44. Nothing changed for the ’46 season, however, when the Cards and Brooklyn Dodgers tied for the top spot in the National League, both met in the Major-Leagues’ first-ever pennant playoff. The Redbirds managed to beat the Dodgers for two-straight (in a best-of-three match) capturing their fourth National League flag in five seasons and another ticket to the Fall Classic. After the Red Sox opened the Series with a 3-2, ten-inning victory that was decided on a Rudy York homer, Harry Brecheen came back the next day and evened the score with a 3-0, Cardinal triumph. Game 3 showcased the pitching talents of Boston ace Dave Ferriss, who threw shutout ball in a 4-0 winner that appeared to put the Red Sox ahead of the pace. Unfortunately for Fenway fans, the “Curse of the Bambino”, was in effect as Enos Slaughter lived up to his surname with a 12-3, twenty-hit “slaughter” of his own. Whitey Kurowski and rookie catcher Joe Garagiola both matched the outfielder’s efforts with four-hits each.

Following Joe Dobson’s four-hit, 6-3 decision in Game 5 that sent Boston ahead three games to two, Brecheen squared the Series by stopping the Red Sox, 4-1. An unlikely hero, the Cardinal pitcher had compiled a 30-9 record in 1944 and 1945, but had fallen to 15-15 in 1946. Still, his 2.49 ERA and five-shutout performances had dulled some of the doubts from his .500 season. Now he stood as a two-game winner with a crucial victory that forced one of the most exciting Game 7’s in World Series history.

After seven innings at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis held a 3-1 lead over Boston. Murry Dickson had allowed only one hit since the first inning and the Cardinals’ right-hander added a tie-breaking double in the fifth that scored Harry Walker. The pitcher crossed home himself when Red Schoendienst singled, but unfortunately, his work was only getting started. Now, in the top of the eighth, Dickson would face Boston’s eighth, ninth and first-place hitters. The first batter was to be Hal Wagner, but Manager Joe Cronin made a quick change and sent in Glen Russell who singled to center. Joe Dobson (who had relieved Ferriss in the fifth) was due up next, and this time Cronin sent in George Metkovich. The result was a double to left, and Boston had the potential tying runs in scoring position with no one out.

St. Louis’ rookie manager, Eddie Dyer saw trouble on the horizon for Dickson and responded with a call to the bullpen. Lefthander Harry Brecheen, who was already a two-game winner in the Series, reported to face two of Boston’s best left-handed hitters; Wally Moses (who had collected over five hits in eleven at bats so far) and Johnny Pesky. Brecheen started off strong and promptly struck out Moses. Then he got Pesky to line out to Slaughter, whose textbook throw to the infield kept the runners on their bases. Next up was the right-handed-hitting Dom DiMaggio. “Joe D’s” little brother, came through by ripping one off the wall in right-center field. The blast scored Rip Russell and Catfish Metkovich, tying the game at 3-3. Despite the sudden rally, the Cardinals’ pitcher managed to get out of the inning by retiring Ted Williams on a popup.

As the Red Sox took the field in the bottom of the eighth, Bob Klinger was sent out to the mound, Roy Partee had replaced Wagner behind the plate and Leon Culberson was now stationed in centerfield. Enos Slaughter led off with a single and raced home after Harry Walker hit a shot over Pesky’s head into left-center. Slaughter had managed to stretch a safe trip to third and his daring baserunning had thrust St. Louis into a 4-3 lead. Brecheen continued the suspense in the ninth after allowing singles to Rudy York and Bobby Doerr to open the inning. As the Sportsman’s Park fans winced in anticipation, Pinky Higgins hit into a force out that moved pinch runner Paul Campbell to third. With one out, Boston’s tying run was now only ninety feet away. Partee came up next and fouled out to first baseman Stan Musial, leaving it up to pinch-hitter Tom McBride. In a final stand, the Cardinal’s MVP ace induced the outfielder with a grounder to Red Schoendienst at second base, who tossed the ball to shortstop Marty Marion for a game-ending forceout and the Cardinals’ 6th World Series title.

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1957

Controversy surrounded the 1957 outing as the fanatical Cincinnati voters stuffed the ballot boxes and elected nearly their entire team (minus first baseman George Crowe & the batboy) onto the National League’s starting roster. This upset Commissioner Ford Frick greatly and he responded by removing Gus Bell and Wally Post from the starting nine. He also transferred the responsibility for All-Star voting to the players, managers and coaches the next year.

For only the second time in eight years, the American League came up a winner in what was a “one-inning” game (meaning the ninth inning). The American League took a 3-2 lead into the ninth. With Clem Labine pitching, Billy Pierce led off for the junior circuit with an infield single. Then, Gil McDougald was safe when Red Schoendienst fumbled his grounder. Nelson Fox sacrificed the runners up one base and Al Kaline delivered them with a single. Minnie Minoso, who had entered the game defensively in the eighth, drove in Kaline with a double for a 6-2 American League lead.

The National League was determined to mount a comeback as Pierce walked Stan Musial. Then Willie Mays tripled to right, scoring Musial. Mays scored a moment later on a wild pitch to Hank Foiles. He singled and Gus Bell walked. Don Mossi replaced Pierce and struck out Eddie Mathews for the first out. Ernie Banks singled, scoring Foiles and making it 6-5. When Bell tried to go to third on the play, Minoso fielded the ball and fired to Frank Malzone, getting Bell for the second out. Banks went to second on the throw. Gil Hodges was chose to pinch hit for Labine as Bob Grim came in to pitch. He sent a shot to left-center, but Minoso made a spectacular running catch to end the game.

FOOTBALL HISTORY-AUGUST 6

August 6, 1965- The 35th Chicago College All-Stars game is played before 68,000 fans as the Cleveland Browns defeated the college players 24-16 at the Windy City’s famed Soldier Field. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be John Huarte the quarterback from the University of Notre Dame.

August 6, 1983- The first ever NFL exhibition game in Europe is played as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the then St. Louis Cardinals in Wembley Stadium in London by the score of 28-10.

August 6, 1989 – The Los Angeles Rams played the San Francisco 49ers in an exhibition game played at the Tokyo Dome, the second time in history that an NFL game was played in Japan. For the final score it was the Rams edging the Niners eleven by the tune of 16-13 according to a Yahoo.com article.

August 6, 1995 – For the first time ever, the city of Cleveland sees its NFL Browns team play an exhibition at home while its MLB Indians team also hosts a game on the same day.

August 6, 2020 – The NFL and NFLPA established this day as the final “Opt Out” deadline for player to choose not to play the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns for them or a loved one. In the agreement the players who opt out would receive either a one-time $350,000 stipend or a $150,000 2021 pay advance to help them through a season without pay. There were provisions for later opt outs pending approval for conditions that might spring up during the season. All together 69 players chose this option not to play in 2020 prior to the deadline.

BIRTHDAYS OF HALL OF FAME PLAYERS FOR AUGUST 6

August 6, 1902 – Harry Wilson was a star halfback from Penn State and Army teams during the 1920s. This great athlete in not only enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame but his bust can also be found in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as well. He even lettered 12 times for the U.S. Military Academy in football, basketball and lacrosse.

August 6, 1906 – West Haven, Connecticut – Halfback/placekicker Elmer Kenneth “Ken” Strong was born. According to a Yahoo.com article Ken was an All-American at NYU from 1926 through the 1928 season and later was one of the NFL’s early stars. Strong once scored two touchdowns, two extra points, and a field goal in one game to lead the New York Giants to victory in the 1934 NFL Championship Game, remembered in NFL lore as the Sneaker Game because the Giants wore sneakers to get better footing on the ice-covered field at the Polo Grounds. Besides playing with the Giants from 1933 through 1935 and later in the 1940’s per the article, Ken also signed with Staten Island Stapletons in 1929 through 1932, the AFL’s New York Yankees for the seasons of 1936-37. Ken Strong was a five-time First-team All-Pro as well as a member of the NFL 1930s All-Decade Team. He is the second player in NFL history to devote an entire season to placekicking. Strong’s jersey No. 50 was retired by the Giants in 1947. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967 and into the Giants Ring of Honor in 2010.

August 6, 1906 – Jerry Dalrymple was a College Football Hall of Fame end for Tulane’s Green Wave football squad. In 1931 Mr. Dalrymple was the only unanimous All- American in the nation and to this day is the only Tulane player to achieve the unanimous distinction.

August 6, 1920 – Steve Lach was a Duke University halfback that entered the College Football Hall of Fame in the selection class of 1980. Mr. Lach was a first round draft pick of the Chicago Cardinals in the 1942 NFL draft. He also was sworn into the Navy at the same time and due contractual obligations with a military football team he was unable to play as a College All Star in the 1943 edition of the Chicago College All Star game against the champ Washington Redskins team. During the 1943 season he played for the Navy’s Great Lakes Blue Jackets and after his obligation of serving in the Navy expired he played for the AAFS’s NY Yankees and later returned to play ball in the NFL for the Steelers.

SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS-AUGUST 6

19 – 4 – 29 – 32 – 5 – 44 – 8 – 21 – 20 – 14 – 11 – 18 – 9 – 22

August 6, 1890 – Future Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young throws 3-hit ball in his MLB debut for the Cleveland Spiders in 8-1 win vs Chicago Colts

August 6, 1908 – St Louis Cardinals Johnny Lush pitches 2nd career no-hitter vs Brooklyn Superbas; wins, 2-0 (1st no-hitter 1906)

August 6, 1941 – Detroit Tigers pitcher Al Benton, Number 19 collects 2 sacrifices in an inning, a MLB record; wins 11-2 vs Cleveland Indians

August 6, 1949 – Future Hall of Famer Number 4, Luke Appling appears in a MLB record 2,154th (en route to 2,218) game at shortstop for the Chicago White Sox

August 6, 1952 – Somethings get better with age, a fine wine, a good story a professional baseball pitcher. A PITCHER WHAT?? Yes, St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, Number 29, at the ripe age of 46 years old, became the oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, in 1-0 tilt versus the Detroit Tigers in 12 innings mind you!

August 6, 1963 – Philadelphia NBA franchise changes name from ‘Nationals’ to the ’76ers’, based on US Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776

August 6, 1967 – Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance, wearing Number 32 throws a perfect no-hit game against the Boston Red Sox. Final score in the contest was 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather

August 6, 1967 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson, Number 5 of the Baltimore Orioles hit into a baseball record fourth career triple play. Bad timing, time and time again for a great player.

August 6, 1972 – Hank Aaron, wearing Number 44 hits 660th & 661st HRs for the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth’s MLB record of homers for one team

August 6, 1973 – Roberto Clemente (Number 21), Warren Spahn (Number 21), Billy Evans, Monte Irvin (Number 20), Mickey Welch and Number 14, George “High Pockets” Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

August 6, 1986 – Baltimore’s Jim Dwyer (Number 9) along with teammate Larry Sheets (Number 18), and the opposition Rangers Toby Harrah (Number 11) hit MLB single game record of 3 grand slams in Texas’ 13-11 win

August 6, 1988 – Rich Gossage, Number 54 became only the second player in MLB history to record 300 career saves when he and the Chicago Cubs knocked off Phillies, 7-4

August 6, 1989 – Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski’s Number 8 jersey digit

August 6, 1990 – Jim Palmer (Number 22) and Joe Morgan (Number 8) were inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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