****INDIANA HS BASEBALL****

NORTH JUDSON 16 W. CENTRAL 9

NORTH JUDSON 16 W. CENTRAL 5

NORTH VERMILLION 26 ATTICA 2

EASTBROOK 5 MADISON GRANT 4

WAPAHANI 5 KNIGHTSTOWN 3

BLUFFTON 5 WHITKO 4

HERITAGE 18 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0

BATESVILLE 14 FRANKLIN COUNTY 4

EASTERN 6 MACONAQUAH 5

KANKAKEE VALLEY 10 LACROSSE 7

NORTH MIAMI 3 LEWIS CASS 0

CENTERVILLE 2 WINCHESTER 0

CENTERVILLE 10 WINCHESTER 0

LEO 11 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 9 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 3

DEKALB 16 WOODLAN 6

CLINTON PRAIRIE 11 BEECH GROVE 6

SEEGER 8 N. MONTGOMERY 4

CHATARD 16 INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON 1

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 13 PORTAGE 3

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 10 PORTAGE 0

SOUTH NEWTON 18 FAITH CHRISTIAN 1

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 6 COLUMBUS EAST 5

SHAWE MEMORIAL 12 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2

CHESTERTON 9 ELKHART 0

LINTON STOCKTON 24 ORLEANS 0

CARROLL 4 FORT WAYNE SNYDER 1

BLUE RIVER VALLEY 7 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 6

SOUTHRIDGE 8 LANESVILLE 1

RUSHVILLE 17 S. RIPLEY 0

NORTHFIELD 6 COLUMBIA CITY 4

HARRISON 7 PLAINFIELD 6

HARRISON 7 PLAINFIELD 4

SHORTRIDGE 15 TINDLEY 0

COWAN 4 FRANKTON 0

LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 6 FORT WAYNE NORTH 5

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 18 TRINITY LUTHERAN 0

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 10 TRINITY LUTHERAN 0

NORTH DAVIESS 10 CLAY CITY 1

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 22 CALUMET NEW TECH 0

FORT WAYNE LUERS 6 WABASH 1

NORTH CENTRAL 4 LAWRENCE NORTH 0

BREMEN 13 NORTHWOOD 2

HUNTINGTON NORTH 8 KOKOMO 2

HENRYVILLE 7 NEW WASHINGTON 1

TAYLOR 8 SHERIDAN 4

TAYLOR 10 SHERIDAN 8

EASTSIDE 10 FREMONT 0

JENNINGS COUNTY 7 WHITELAND 4

BELLMONT 14 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 9

BELLMONT 17 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 12

LOGANSPORT 13 ANDERSON 6

LOGANSPORT 10 ANDERSON 2

JAC CEN DEL 7 HAUSER 5

HAUSER 3 JAC CEN DEL 2

SOUTHPORT 7 GREENWOOD 1

WEST WASHINGTON 14 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 4

EVANSVILLE REITZ 18 MOUNT VERNON 0

SCOTTSBURG 12 SOUTHWESTERN 1

OWEN VALLEY 16 BROWN COUNTY 0

NORTH VERMILLION 19 ATTICA 4

LEO 4 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3

COLUMBUS EAST 8 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2

CULVER ACADEMIES 8 PERU 6

BROWNSBURG 14 DECATUR CENTRAL 4

WESTVILLE 7 OREGON DAVIS 6

NORTH MIAMI 8 LEWIS CASS 7

FAITH CHRISTIAN 8 S. NEWTON 0

COLUMBUS NORTH 14 TERRE HAUTE NORTH 4

DEKALB 6 WOODLAN 4

COLUMBIA CITY 13 NORTHFIELD 3

SOUTH BEND RILEY 10 BOWMAN ACADEMY 0

CARMEL 6 BEN DAVIS 3

TRIMBLE COUNTY 9 SWITZERLAND COUNTY 4

COVENANT CHRISTIAN 16 CHRISTEL HOUSE 1

WHITKO 11 BLUFFTON 0

FRANKTON 14 COWAN 4

FRANKLIN 18 CATHEDRAL 8

SOUTH BEND CLAY 11 SOUTH BEND CAREER ACADEMY 0

UNIVERSITY 7 LAPEL 2

KOKOMO 7 HUNTINGTON NORTH 5

NORTHRIDGE 2 CHESTERTON 0

JENNINGS COUNTY 17 WHITELAND 5

SCOTTSBURG 10 SOUTHWESTERN 1

SOUTH BEND RILEY 1 BOWMAN ACADEMY 0

CALUMET CHRISTIAN 9 KANKAKEE TRINITY 4

CALUMET CHRISTIAN 11 KANKAKEE VALLEY 0

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 11 FISHERS 2

WABASH 6 LAPEL 3

CENTER GROVE 9 BREBEUF 8

PENDLETON HEIGHTS 2 LAFAYETTE JEFF 1

PENDLETON HEIGHTS 14 LAFAYETTE JEFF 1

FRANKFORT 12 CLINTON CENTRAL 2

****INDIANA HS SOFTBALL****

NORTH MIAMI 4 MACONAQUAH 2

EASTERN HANCOCK 17 LAPEL 1

ROBINSON 10 DUGGER UNION 5

LAPORTE 7 KOUTS 1

HARRISON 20 WARREN CENTRAL 2

TIPPECANOE VALLEY 19 SOUTH BEND RILEY 8

HAUSER 13 JAC CEN DEL 0

DANVILLE 2 GUERIN CATHOLIC 0

SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 10 LAPORTE 1

DECATUR CENTRAL 8 BEN DAVIS 1

LAPORTE 6 LOWELL 5

FAITH CHRISTIAN 4 S. NEWTON 2

PLAINFIELD 11 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1

LAKESHORE 5 CROWN POINT 3

EASTERN 4 MITCHELL 2

HERITAGE HILLS 13 MOUNT VERNON 6

EVANSVILLE REITZ 9 VINCENNES LINCOLN 1

LAWRENCE NORTH 17 N. CENTRAL 13

EAST NOBLE 10 WAWASEE 8

SEEGER 11 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0

COWAN 7 CENTERVILLE 1

GIBSON SOUTHERN 14 BOONVILLE 1

DEKALB 13 ELKHART 2

SHENANDOAH 7 KNIGHTSTOWN 0

KANKAKEE VALLEY 5 HANOVER CENTRAL 3

BREMEN 9 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 8

WOODLAN 4 FORT WAYNE NORTHRIDGE 3

CONCORD 13 JIMTOWN 2

HUNTINGTON NORTH 14 WARSAW 2

NORTHWOOD 16 TRITON 8

NOBLESVILLE 16 NEW CASTLE 6

LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 5 TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 1

GREENCASTLE 12 N. MONTGOMERY 2

COLUMBIA CITY 15 FORT WAYNE DWENGER 1

HEBRON 12 HAMMOND CENTRAL 2

LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 16 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 4

WEST WASHINGTON 8 EASTERN GREENE 0

TRI 18 MORRISTOWN 4

LEO 6 PERU 0

SCOTTSBURG 16 PAOLI 5

SCOTTSBURG 6 PAOLINI 5

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 10 LOOGOOTEE 0

SOUTH VERMILLION 5 N. CENTRAL 0

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 9 BEECHER 4

COVINGTON 10 CRAWFORDSVILLE 0

MISHAWAKA 8 GOSHEN 5

SOUTH-CENTRAL 17 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 0

HARRISON 14 BEN DAVIS 9

SOUTHMONT 11 FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 3

SOUTHMONT 16 FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 3

DECATUR CENTRAL 15 WARREN CENTRAL 0

COLUMBUS EAST 6 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 2

FLOYD CENTRAL 14 BLOOMINGTON NORTH 9

CULVER ACADEMIES 14 CULVER COMMUNITY 11

DELPHI 2 EASTERN 1

CONNERSVILLE 11 GREENSBURG 1

CONNERSVILLE 13 GREENSBURG 2

HOBART 17 HAMMOND NOLL 1

FAIRFIELD 9 DUGGER UNION 7

MADISON GRANT 14 EASTBROOK 3

COLUMBIA CITY 12 FORT WAYNE DWENGER 1

FORT WAYNE SOUTH 13 W. NOBLE 10

EASTERN 6 MITCHELL 1

WEST CENTRAL 17 WESTVILLE 2

FAITH CHRISTIAN 12 TRI-COUNTY 2

HEBRON 11 HAMMOND CENTRAL 0

NOBLESVILLE 11 PLAINFIELD 1

KNOX 5 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 3

HUNTINGTON NORTH 15 WARSAW 2

ROSSVILLE 11 CLINTON PRAIRIE 0

NEW CASTLE 11 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1

BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 6 COLUMBUS EAST 4

FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 14 SOUTH BEND RILEY 2

TRI WEST HENDRICKS 5 CHATARD 1

HUDSONVILLE/PALESTINE 10 DUGGER UNION 0

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 8 SCECINA 1

CASCADE 15 BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 3

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 7 FLOYD CENTRAL 2

JASPER 8 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 0

WEST CENTRAL 15 WESTVILLE 2

CLARKSVILLE 0 EASTERN GREENE 0

MACONAQUAH 13 PERU 4

ROSSVILLE 3 CLINTON CENTRAL 0

LEO 13 N. MIAMI 0

CENTER GROVE 2 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 0

TIPPECANOE VALLEY 3 SOUTH-CENTRAL 2

NEW ALBANY 9 LANESVILLE 2

KNOX 11 FT. WAYNE NORTH 0

MLB

MIAMI 3 SEATTLE 1

TEXAS 3 ATLANTA 1

DETROIT 5 LA DODGERS 1

TORONTO 2 HOUSTON 1

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 4 LA ANGELS 0

CLEVELAND 3 OAKLAND 1

MINNESOTA 9 TAMPA BAY 1

BALTIMORE 2 BOSTON 1 (10)

NY YANKEES 3 KANSAS CITY 0

ARIZONA 2 ST. LOUIS 0

SAN FRANCISCO 9 WASHINGTON 3

PITTSBURGH 7 SAN DIEGO 6 (10)

MILWAUKEE 9 CHICAGO CUBS 1

PHILADELPHIA 4 NY METS 1

COLORADO 4 CINCINNATI 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 4 IOWA 3

DAYTON 11 FORT WAYNE 5

SOUTH BEND 7 QUAD CITIES 2

NBA PLAYOFFS

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

BOSTON CELTICS (2) VS. MILWAUKEE BUCKS (3)

• GAME 1: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | SUNDAY, MAY 1 | 1 ET | ABC

• GAME 2: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | TUESDAY, MAY 3 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 3: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | SATURDAY, MAY 7 | TBD | ABC

• GAME 4: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | MONDAY, MAY 9 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 5*: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | FRIDAY, MAY 13 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | NETWORK TBD

* = IF NECESSARY

MIAMI HEAT (1) VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (4)

• GAME 1: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | MONDAY, MAY 2 | 7:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 2: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 | 7:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 3: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | FRIDAY, MAY 6 | 7 ET | ESPN

• GAME 4: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | SUNDAY, MAY 8 | 8 ET | TNT

• GAME 5*: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | TUESDAY, MAY 10 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | THURSDAY, MAY 12 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | NETWORK TBD

* = IF NECESSARY

WESTERN CONFERENCE

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (2) VS. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3)

• GAME 1: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | SUNDAY, MAY 1 | 3:30 ET | ABC

• GAME 2: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 9:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 3: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | SATURDAY, MAY 7 | 8:30 ET | ABC

• GAME 4: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | MONDAY, MAY 9 | 10 ET | TNT

• GAME 5*: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | FRIDAY, MAY 13 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | MONDAY, MAY 16 | TBD | TNT

* = IF NECESSARY

PHOENIX SUNS (1) VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS (4)

• GAME 1: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | MONDAY, MAY 2 | 10 ET | TNT

• GAME 2: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 | 10 ET | TNT

• GAME 3: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | FRIDAY, MAY 6 | 9:30 ET | ESPN

• GAME 4: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | SUNDAY, MAY 8 | 3:30 ET | ESPN

• GAME 5*: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | TUESDAY, MAY 10 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | THURSDAY, MAY 12 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | NETWORK TBD

* = IF NECESSARY

NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

2022 NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: FIRST ROUND – EASTERN CONFERENCE

FLORIDA PANTHERS V. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

GAME 1: MAY 3, 7:30 P.M. ET – CAPITALS AT PANTHERS (ESPN2, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 2: MAY 5 7:30 P.M. ET – CAPITALS AT PANTHERS (TBS, SN360, TVA SPORTS )

GAME 3:  MAY 7, 1 P.M. ET – PANTHERS AT CAPITALS (ESPN, SPORTSNET, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 9, 7 P.M. ET –  PANTHERS AT CAPITALS (TBS, SN1, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 11, TBD – CAPITALS AT PANTHERS (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 13, TBD – PANTHERS AT CAPITALS (TBD)

*GAME 7: MAY 15, TBD – CAPITALS AT PANTHERS (TBD)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS V. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

GAME 1: MAY 2, 7:30 P.M. ET – LIGHTNING AT MAPLE LEAFS (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, ESPN2)

GAME 2: MAY 4, 7:30 P.M. ET – LIGHTNING AT MAPLE LEAFS (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, ESPN2)

GAME 3: MAY 6, 7:30 P.M. ET –  MAPLE LEAFS AT LIGHTNING (TBS, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 8, 7 P.M. ET – MAPLE LEAFS AT LIGHTNING (TBS, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 10, TBD – LIGHTNING AT MAPLE LEAFS (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 12, TBD – MAPLE LEAFS AT LIGHTNING (TBD)

*GAME 7: MAY 14, TBD – LIGHTNING AT MAPLE LEAFS (TBD)

CAROLINA HURRICANES V. BOSTON BRUINS

GAME 1: MAY 2, 7 P.M. ET – BRUINS AT HURRICANES (ESPN, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 2: MAY 4, 7 P.M. ET – BRUINS AT HURRICANES (ESPN, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 3: MAY 6, 7 P.M. ET – HURRICANES AT BRUINS (TNT, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 8, 12:30 P.M. ET – HURRICANES AT BRUINS (ESPN, SPORTSNET, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 10, TBD – BRUINS AT HURRICANES (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 12, TBD – HURRICANES AT BRUINS (TBD)

*GAME 7: MAY 14, TBD – BRUINS AT HURRICANES (TBD)

NEW YORK RANGERS V. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

GAME 1: MAY 3, 7 P.M. ET – PENGUINS AT RANGERS (ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 2: MAY 5, 7 P.M. ET – PENGUINS AT RANGERS (TNT, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 3: MAY 7, 7 P.M. ET – RANGERS AT PENGUINS (TNT, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 9, 7 P.M. ET – RANGERS AT PENGUINS (ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 11, TBD – PENGUINS AT RANGERS (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 13, TBD – RANGERS AT PENGUINS (TBD)

*GAME 7: MAY 15, TBD – PENGUINS AT RANGERS (TBD)

* IF NECESSARY

TBD – TO BE DETERMINED

JIP – JOINED IN PROGRESS

2022 NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: FIRST ROUND – WESTERN CONFERENCE

COLORADO AVALANCHE V. NASHVILLE PREDATORS

GAME 1: MAY 3, 9:30 P.M. ET – PREDATORS AT AVALANCHE (ESPN, SNE, SN360 [JIP], TVA SPORTS)

GAME 2: MAY 5, 9:30 P.M. ET – PREDATORS AT AVALANCHE (TNT, SNE, SN360 [JIP], TVA SPORTS)

GAME 3: MAY 7, 4:30 P.M. ET – AVALANCHE AT PREDATORS (TNT, SPORTSNET, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 9, 9:30 P.M. ET – AVALANCHE AT PREDATORS (ESPN, SN1, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 11, TBD – PREDATORS AT AVALANCHE (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 13, TBD – AVALANCHE AT PREDATORS (TBD)

*GAME 7 MAY 15, TBD – PREDATORS AT AVALANCHE (TBD)

MINNESOTA WILD V. ST. LOUIS BLUES 

GAME 1: MAY 2, 9:30 P.M. ET – BLUES AT WILD (ESPN, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 2: MAY 4, 9:30 P.M. ET – BLUES AT WILD (ESPN, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 3: MAY 6, 9:30 P.M. ET – WILD AT BLUES (TNT, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 8, 4:30 P.M. ET – WILD AT BLUES (TBS, SN360, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 10, TBD – BLUES AT WILD (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 12, TBD – WILD AT BLUES (TBD)

*GAME 7 MAY 14, TBD – BLUES AT WILD (TBD)

CALGARY FLAMES V. DALLAS STARS

GAME 1: MAY 3, 10 P.M. ET – STARS AT FLAMES (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, ESPN2)

GAME 2: MAY 5, 10 P.M. ET – STARS AT FLAMES (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TBS)

GAME 3: MAY 7, 9:30 P.M. ET – FLAMES AT STARS (TNT, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 9, 9:30 P.M. ET – FLAMES AT STARS (TBS, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 11,  TBD – STARS AT FLAMES (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 13, TBD – FLAMES AT STARS (TBD)

*GAME 7 MAY 15, TBD – STARS AT FLAMES (TBD)

EDMONTON OILERS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS

GAME 1: MAY 2, 10 P.M. ET – KINGS AT OILERS (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, ESPN2)

GAME 2: MAY 4, 10 P.M. ET – KINGS AT OILERS (SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, ESPN2)

GAME 3: MAY 6, 10 P.M. ET – OILERS AT KINGS (TBS, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

GAME 4: MAY 8, 10 P.M. ET – OILERS AT KINGS (TBS, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

*GAME 5: MAY 10, TBD – KINGS AT OILERS (TBD)

*GAME 6: MAY 12, TBD – OILERS AT KINGS (TBD)

*GAME 7: MAY 14, TBD – KINGS AT OILERS (TBD)

* IF NECESSARY

TBD – TO BE DETERMINED

JIP – JOINED IN PROGRESS

COLLEGE BASEBALL

CONNECTICUT 14 BUTLER 7

NOTRE DAME 11 BOSTON COLLEGE 5

ILLINOIS 18 INDIANA 10

ILLINOIS CHICAGO 4 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 2

BALL STATE 10 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7

BALL STATE 6 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 4

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 15 VALPARAISO 12

EVANSVILLE 8 BRADLEY 7

MISSOURI STATE 11 INDIANA STATE 4

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

BUTLER 3 PROVIDENCE 0

ILLINOIS STATE 6 VALPARAISO 2

ILLINOIS 2 INDIANA 0

BOWLING GREEN 2 BALL STATE 1

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 8 EVANSVILLE 6

GREEN BAY 3 IUPUI 0

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 9 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 3

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 6 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 3

USFL SCORES

BIRMINGHAM 22 NEW ORLEANS 13

TAMPA BAY 27 HOUSTON 26

TOP NATIONAL NEWS/RELEASES

****NBA****

**MIAMI (AP) The best that Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers could offer Saturday about Joel Embiid’s possible availability for the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Miami was a two-word answer.

“There’s hope,” Rivers said.

For now, Philadelphia will cling to that.

The 76ers and Heat both hit the practice floor Saturday to begin the process of adjusting for a playoff series that won’t have Embiid at the start — at minimum. Embiid, the NBA’s scoring champion and an MVP finalist this season, has a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion, injuries that were suffered Thursday in a first-round series-clincher at Toronto and were announced Friday night.

Game 1 is Monday in Miami. And the 76ers will be without their center who averaged 30 points per game this season.

“I don’t know how you make up for it, but you figure out how to,” Rivers said. “Yeah, I mean, it’s just a tough injury. The good news, I guess, is he’s had it before. The bad news is there’s just no timeline for when he’s coming back.”

The Heat went from 4.5-point favorites in Game 1 to 8.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, after the 76ers announced Embiid’s latest injuries. But there were no outward signs of celebration in Miami on Saturday because of Embiid’s absence.

****

**NEW YORK (AP) The NBA fined the Phoenix Suns fined $25,000 on Saturday for violating injury reporting rules by failing to disclose guard Devin Booker’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner before Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Booker returned from a strained right hamstring to help the Suns beat the Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night in New Orleans in the series-ending game.

The Suns will open the second round at home against Dallas on Monday night.

****NFL****

**LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams reacquired Troy Hill on Saturday, sending a fifth-round pick in 2023 to the Cleveland Browns in a trade for the versatile defensive back.

Hill spent five seasons with the Rams after their return to Los Angeles in 2016, and he became a key component of their secondary as their top slot defender and nickel back. He started 39 games – including all 16 in the 2020 season – and made seven interceptions, returning two for touchdowns.

He left the Rams as a free agent in March 2021 for a two-year, $9 million contract with Cleveland. Hill was a solid presence on an inconsistent Browns defense, making 49 tackles and two sacks in 12 games despite missing time with a knee injury and a sprained neck.

Cleveland drafted Mississippi State’s Martin Emerson in the third round on Friday, adding youth and depth to its secondary while possibly decreasing Hill’s role.

The 30-year-old Hill seems likely to reassume his role as a key defensive back for the Rams, who lost starting cornerback Darious Williams to Jacksonville in free agency last month.

The Rams won the Super Bowl in their first season without Hill, whose base salary is $1.5 million for 2022. Hill attended high school in Ventura County, where the Rams’ training complex is located.

The Rams also lost safety John Johnson as a free agent to Cleveland before last season, but Los Angeles’ championship defense thrived despite a secondary that didn’t have the overall talent of the 2020 group. David Long, Dont’e Deayon and rookie Robert Rochell all had little consistent success in Hill’s former role as the Rams’ fifth defensive back.

The Rams announced the deal during the fourth round of the NFL draft, moments after choosing cornerback Decobie Durant of South Carolina State.

****NFL DRAFT DAY 3****

106. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jacksonville Jaguars): TE Cade Otton, Washington

107. Houston Texans (from Seattle Seahawks through Cleveland Browns): RB Dameon Pierce, Florida

108. Cleveland Browns (from Houston Texans): DT Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma

109. Seattle Seahawks (from New York Jets): CB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

110. Baltimore Ravens (from New York Giants): OT Daniel Faalele, Minnesota

111. New York Jets (from Carolina Panthers): OT Max Mitchell, Louisiana

112. New York Giants (from Chicago Bears): TE Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State

113. Washington Commanders: S Percy Butler, Louisiana

114. New York Giants (from Atlanta Falcons): S Dane Belton, Iowa

115. Denver Broncos: CB Damarri Mathis, Pittsburgh

116. Denver Broncos (from Seattle Seahawks): DT Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State

117. New York Jets (from Minnesota Vikings): DE Michael Clemons, Texas A&M

118. Minnesota Vikings (from Cleveland Browns): CB Akayleb Evans, Missouri

119. Baltimore Ravens: CB Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama

120. Carolina Panthers (from New Orleans Saints through Washington Commanders): LB Brandon Smith, Penn State: 

121. New England Patriots (from Miami Dolphins through Kansas City Chiefs): CB Jack Jones, Arizona State

122. Las Vegas Raiders (from Indianapolis Colts through Minnesota Vikings): RB Zamir White, Georgia

123. Los Angeles Chargers: RB Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

124. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia Eagles through Houston Texans): K Cade York, LSU

125. Miami Dolphins (from Pittsburgh Steelers): WR Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech

126. Las Vegas Raiders (from Las Vegas Raiders through Minnesota Vikings): DT Neil Farrell, LSU

127. New England Patriots: RB Pierre Strong, South Dakota State

128. Baltimore Ravens (from Arizona Cardinals): TE Charlie Kolar, Iowa State

129. Dallas Cowboys: TE Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin

130. Baltimore Ravens (from Buffalo Bills): P Jordan Stout, Penn State

131. Tennessee Titans: RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan

132. Green Bay Packers: WR Romeo Doubs, Nevada

133. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: P Jake Camarda, Georgia

134. San Francisco 49ers: OT Spencer Burford, Texas-San Antonio

135. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State

136. Cincinnati Bengals: OT Cordell Volson, North Dakota State

137. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams through Houston Texans and Carolina Panthers): QB Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky

138. Pittsburgh Steelers (compensatory selection): WR Calvin Austin III, Memphis

139. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): TE Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina

140. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): C Zach Tom, Wake Forest

141. Baltimore Ravens (compensatory selection): CB Damarion Williams, Houston

142. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection): CB Decobie Durant, South Carolina State

143. Tennessee Titans (compensatory selection): TE Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland

2022 NFL draft tracker: Round 5 order

144. Washington Commanders (from Jacksonville Jaguars through Carolina Panthers): Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

145. Kansas City Chiefs (from Detroit Lions through Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks): G Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

146. New York Giants (from New York Jets): LB Micah McFadden, Indiana

147. New York Giants: DT D.J. Davidson, Arizona State

148. Buffalo Bills (from Houston Texans through Chicago Bears): WR Khalil Shakir, Boise State

149. Washington Commanders (from Carolina Panthers): Cole Turner, TE, Nevada

150. Houston Texans (from Chicago Bears): DT Thomas Booker, Stanford

151. Atlanta Falcons: RB Tyler Allgeier, BYU

152. Denver Broncos: S Delarrin Turner-Yell, Oklahoma

153. Seattle Seahawks: CB Tariq Woolen, Texas-San Antonio

154. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington Commanders through Philadelphia Eagles): Snoop Conner, RB, Mississippi

155. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland Browns): OT Matt Waltezko, North Dakota

156. Cleveland Browns (from Baltimore Ravens through Minnesota Vikings): Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati

157. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Minnesota Vikings through Jacksonville Jaguars): CB Zyon McCollum, Sam Houston State

158. Seattle Seahawks (from Miami Dolphins through New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs): DE Tyreke Smith, Ohio State

159. Indianapolis Colts: DT Eric Johnson, Missouri State

160. Los Angeles Chargers: DT Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA

161. New Orleans Saints: LB D’Marco Jackson, Appalachian State

162. Denver Broncos (from Philadelphia Eagles through Houston Texans): WR Montrell Washington, Samford

163. Tennessee Titans (from Pittsburgh Steelers through New York Jets): WR Kyle Phillips, UCLA

164. Los Angeles Rams (from New England Patriots through Las Vegas Raiders): RB Kyren Williams, Notre Dame

165. Minnesota Vikings (from Las Vegas Raiders): DE Esezi Otomewo, Minnesota

166. Cincinnati Bengals (from Arizona Cardinals through Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears: Tycen Anderson, S, Toledo

167. Dallas Cowboys: CB DaRon Bland, Fresno State

168. Chicago Bears: OT Braxton Jones, Southern Utah (from Buffalo Bills)

169. Minnesota Vikings (from Tennessee Titans through Las Vegas Raiders): RB Ty Chandler, North Carolina

170. Houston Texans (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers through New England Patriots): TE Teagan Quitoriano, Oregon State

171. Denver Broncos (from Green Bay Packers): C Luke Wattenberg, Washington

172. San Francisco 49ers: CB Samuel Womack, Toledo

173. New York Giants (from Kansas City Chiefs through Baltimore Ravens): G Marcus McKethan, North Carolina

174. Chicago Bears (from Cincinnati Bengals): DE Dominique Robinson, Miami (Ohio)

175. Las Vegas Raiders (from Los Angeles Rams): DT Matthew Butler, Tennessee

176. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection): LB Damone Clark, LSU

177. Detroit Lions (compensatory selection): TE James Mitchell, Virginia Tech

178. Dallas Cowboys (compensatory selection): DT John Ridgeway, Arkansas

179. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection, from Indianapolis Colts through Denver Broncos): DE Kingsley Onagbare, South Carolina

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180. Buffalo Bills (from Jacksonville Jaguars through Tampa Bay Buccaneers): P Matt Araiza, San Diego State

181. Philadelphia Eagles (from Detroit Lions): LB Kyron Johnson, Kansas

182. New York Giants: LB Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati

183. New England Patriots (from Houston Texans): RB Kevin Harris, South Carolina

184. Minnesota Vikings (from New York Jets): OT Vederian Lowe, Illinois

185. Buffalo Bills (from Carolina Panthers; conditional): CB Christian Benford, Villanova

186. Chicago Bears: G Zach Thomas, San Diego State

187. San Francisco 49ers (from Denver Broncos): OT Nick Zakelj, Fordham

188. Detroit Lions (from Seattle Seahawks through Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles): Malcolm Rodriguez, LB, Oklahoma State

189. Carolina Panthers (from Washington Commanders): DE Amare Barno, Virginia Tech

190. Atlanta Falcons: G Justin Schaffer, Georgia

191. Minnesota Vikings (from Baltimore Ravens through Kansas City Chiefs): WR Jalen Nailor, Michigan State

192. Indianapolis Colts (from Minnesota Vikings): TE Andrew Ogletree, Youngstown State

193. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland Browns): LB Devin Harper, Oklahoma State

194. New Orleans Saints (from Indianapolis Colts through Philadelphia Eagles): DT Jordan Jackson, Air Force

195. Los Angeles Chargers: G Jamaree Salyer, Georgia

x Choice forfeited (New Orleans Saints)

196. Baltimore Ravens (from Miami Dolphins): RB Tyler Badie, Missouri

197. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Philadelphia Eagles): CB Gregory Junior, Ouachita Baptist

198. Philadelphia Eagles (from Pittsburgh Steelers through Jacksonville Jaguars): TE Grant Calcaterra, SMU

199. Carolina Panthers (from Las Vegas Raiders): G Cade Mays, Tennessee

200. New England Patriots: DT Sam Roberts, Northwest Missouri State

201. Arizona Cardinals: RB Keontay Ingram, USC

202. Cleveland Browns (from Dallas Cowboys): WR Michael Woods II, Oklahoma

203. Chicago Bears (from Buffalo Bills): RB Trestan Ebner, Baylor

204. Tennessee Titans: S Theo Jackson, Tennessee

205. Houston Texans (from Green Bay Packers): OT Austin Deculus, LSU

206. Denver Broncos (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers through New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles): DT Matt Henningsen, Wisconsin

207. Chicago Bears (from San Francisco 49ers through New York Jets through Houston Texans): C Doug Kramer, Illinois

208. Pittsburgh Steelers (from Kansas City Chiefs): FB/TE Connor Heyward, Michigan State

209. Buffalo Bills (from Cincinnati Bengals): OT Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech

210. New England Patriots (from Los Angeles Rams): C Chasen Hines, LSU

211. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection): S Quentin Lake, UCLA

212. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection): CB Derion Kendrick, Georgia

213. Atlanta Falcons (compensatory selection): TE John FitzPatrick, Georgia

214. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory selection): CB Ja’Sir Taylor, Wake Forest

215. Arizona Cardinals (compensatory selection): G Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech

216. Indianapolis Colts (compensatory selection): DT Curtis Brooks, Cincinnati

217. Detroit Lions (compensatory selection): LBJames Houston, Jackson State

218. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (compensatory selection, from Los Angeles Rams): TE Ko Kieft, Minnesota

219. Tennessee Titans (compensatory selection): LB Chance Campbell, Mississippi

220. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): DT Kalia Davis, UCF

221. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): CB Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State

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222. Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Montaric Brown, Arkansas

223. Cleveland Browns (from Detroit Lions): DE Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma

224. Miami Dolphins (from Houston Texans through New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens): LB Cameron Goode, Cal

225. Pittsburgh Steelers (from New York Jets): LB Mark Robinson, Mississippi

226. Chicago Bears (from New York Giants through Cincinnati Bengals): G Ja’Tyre Carter, Southern

227. Minnesota Vikings (from Carolina Panthers through Las Vegas Raiders): TE Nick Muse, South Carolina

228. Green Bay Packers (from Chicago Bears through Houston Texans): LB Tariq Carpenter, Georgia Tech

229. Seattle Seahawks: WR Bo Melton, Rutgers

230. Washington Commanders: G Chris Paul, Tulsa

231. Buffalo Bills (from Atlanta Falcons): LB Baylon Spector, Clemson

232. Denver Broncos: CB Faion Hicks, Wisconsin

233. Seattle Seahawks (from Minnesota Vikings through Kansas City Chiefs): WR Dareke Young, Lenoir-Rhyne

234. Green Bay Packers (from Cleveland Browns through Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos): DT Jonathan Ford, Miami

235. Los Angeles Rams (from Baltimore Ravens through Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers): DE Daniel Hardy, Montana State

236. Los Angeles Chargers: CB Deane Leonard, Mississippi

237. Detroit Lions (from New Orleans Saints through Philadelphia Eagles): CB Chase Lucas, Arizona State

238. Las Vegas Raiders (from Miami Dolphins through Los Angeles Rams): OT Thayer Munford, Ohio State

239. Indianapolis Colts: S Rodney Thomas II, Yale

240. Washington Commanders (from Philadelphia Eagles through Indianapolis Colts): CB Christian Holmes, Oklahoma State

241. Pittsburgh Steelers: QB Chris Oladokun, South Dakota State

242. Carolina Panthers (from New England Patriots through Miami Dolphins): CB Kalon Barnes, Baylor

243. Kansas City Chiefs (from Las Vegas Raiders through New England Patriots): CB Jaylen Watson, Washington State

244. Arizona Cardinals: DB Christian Matthew, Valdosta State

245. New England Patriots (from Dallas Cowboys through Houston Texans): OT Andrew Steuber, Michigan

246. Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo Bills): C Dawson Deaton, Texas Tech

247. Miami Dolphins (from Tennessee Titans): QB Skylar Thompson, Kansas State

248. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB Andre Anthony, LSU

249. Green Bay Packers: OT Rasheed Walker, Penn State

250. Las Vegas Raiders (from San Francisco 49ers through Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings): RB Brittain Brown, UCLA

251. Kansas City Chiefs: RB Isiah Pacheco, Rutgers

252. Cincinnati Bengals: DE Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina

253. Los Angeles Rams: S Russ Yeast, Kansas State

254. Chicago Bears (compensatory selection, Los Angeles Chargers): DB Elijah Hicks, Cal

255. Chicago Bears (compensatory selection, from Los Angeles Chargers): P Trenton Gill, North Carolina State

256. Arizona Cardinals (Compensatory selection): LB Jesse Luketa, Penn State

257. Arizona Cardinals (compensatory Selection): G Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma

258. Green Bay Packers (compensatory selection): WR Samori Toure, Nebraska

259. Kansas City Chiefs (compensatory selection): S Nazeeh Johnson, Marshall

260. Los Angeles Chargers (compensatory selection): FB Zander Horvath, Purdue

261. Los Angeles Rams (compensatory selection from Tampa Bay Buccaneers): OT AJ Arcuri, Michigan State

262. San Francisco 49ers (compensatory selection): QB Brock Purdy, Iowa State

****ENTIRE NFL DRAFT RESULTS****

Round 1

1) Jacksonville Jaguars: Travon Walker, Edge (Georgia)

2) Detroit Lions: Aidan Hutchinson, DE (Michigan)

3) Houston Texans: Derek Stingley Jr., CB (LSU)

4) New York Jets: Ahmad Gardner, CB (Cincinnati)

5) New York Giants: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE (Oregon)

6) Carolina Panthers: Ikem Ekwonu, OL (NC State)

7) New York Giants (from Bears): Evan Neal, OT (Alabama)

8) Atlanta Falcons: Drake London, WR (USC)

9) Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Charles Cross, OT (Mississippi State)

10) New York Jets (from Seahawks): Garrett Wilson, WR (Ohio State)

11) New Orleans Saints (from Commanders): Chris Olave, WR (Ohio State)

12) Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Jameson Williams, WR (Alabama)

13) Philadelphia Eagles (from Browns through Texans): Jordan Davis, DT (Georgia)

14) Baltimore Ravens: Kyle Hamilton, S (Notre Dame)

15) Houston Texans (from Dolphins through Eagles): Kenyon Green, OG (Texas A&M)

16) Washington Commanders (from Colts through Eagles and Saints): Jahan Dotson, WR (Penn State)

17) Los Angeles Chargers: Zion Johnson, OL (Boston College)

18) Tennessee Titans (from Saints through Eagles): Treylon Burks, WR (Arkansas)

19) New Orleans Saints (from Eagles): Trevor Penning, OT (Northern Iowa)

20) Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Pickett, QB (Pittsburgh)

21) Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Trent McDuffie, CB (Washington)

22) Green Bay Packers (from Raiders): Quay Walker, LB (Georgia)

23) Buffalo Bills (from Cardinals through Ravens): Kaiir Elam, CB (Florida)

24) Dallas Cowboys: Tyler Smith, OT (Tulsa)

25) Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Tyler Linderbaum, C (Iowa)

26) New York Jets (from Titans): Jermaine Johnson, DE (Florida State)

27) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buccaneers): Devin Lloyd, LB (Utah)

28) Green Bay Packers: Devonte Wyatt, DT (Georgia)

29) New England Patriots (from 49ers through Dolphins and Chiefs): Cole Strange, OG (UT-Chattanooga)

30) Kansas City Chiefs: George Karlaftis, DE (Purdue)

31) Cincinnati Bengals: Daxton Hill, S (Michigan)

32) Minnesota Vikings (from Rams through Lions): Lewis Cine, S (Georgia)

Round 2

33) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars): Logan Hall, DE (Houston)

34) Green Bay Packers (from Lions through Vikings): Christian Watson, WR (North Dakota State)

35) Tennessee Titans (from Jets): Roger McCreary, CB (Auburn)

36) New York Jets (from Giants): Breece Hall, RB (Iowa State)

37) Houston Texans: Jalen Pitre, S (Baylor)

38) Atlanta Falcons (from Panthers through Jets and Giants): Arnold Ebiketie, OLB (Penn State)

39) Chicago Bears: Kyler Gordon, CB (Washington)

40) Seattle Seahawks (from Broncos): Boye Mafe, DE (Minnesota)

41) Seattle Seahawks: Kenneth Walker III, RB (Michigan State)

42) Minnesota Vikings (from Commanders through Colts): Andrew Booth, CB (Clemson)

43) New York Giants (from Falcons): Wan’Dale Robinson, WR (Kentucky)

44) Houston Texans (from Browns): John Metchie, WR (Alabama)

45) Baltimore Ravens: David Ojabo, OLB (Michigan)

46) Detroit Lions (from Vikings): Josh Paschal, DE (Kentucky)

47) Washington Commanders (from Colts): Phidarian Mathis, DT (Alabama)

48) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Jaquan Brisker, S (Penn State)

49) New Orleans Saints: Alontae Taylor, CB (Tennessee)

50) New England Patriots (from Dolphins through Chiefs): Tyquan Thornton, WR (Baylor)

51) Philadelphia Eagles: Cam Jurgens, C (Nebraska)

52) Pittsburgh Steelers: George Pickens, WR (Steelers)

53) Indianapolis Colts (from Raiders through Packers and Vikings): Alec Pierce, WR (Cincinnati)

54) Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots): Skyy Moore, WR (Western Michigan)

55) Arizona Cardinals: Trey McBride, TE (Colorado State)

56) Dallas Cowboys: Sam Williams, DE (Ole Miss)

57) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Bills): Luke Goedeke, OL (Central Michigan)

58) Atlanta Falcons (from Titans): Troy Andersen, LB (Montana State)

59) Minnesota Vikings (from Packers): Ed Ingram, OG (LSU)

60) Cincinnati Bengals (from Buccaneers through Bills): Cam Taylor-Britt, CB (Nebraska)

61) San Francisco 49ers: Drake Jackson, DE (USC)

62) Kansas City Chiefs: Bryan Cook, S (Cincinnati)

63) Buffalo Bills (from Bengals): James Cook, RB (Georgia)

64) Denver Broncos (from Rams): Nik Bonitto, LB (Oklahoma)

Round 3

65) Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Fortner, C (Kentucky)

66) Minnesota Vikings (from Lions): Brian Asamoah, LB (Oklahoma)

67) New York Giants: Joshua Ezeudu, OG (North Carolina)

68) Cleveland Browns (from Texans): Martin Emerson, CB (Mississippi State)

69) Tennessee Titans (from Jets): Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT (Ohio State)

70) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Panthers): Chad Muma, LB (Wyoming)

71) Chicago Bears: Velus Jones, WR (Tennessee)

72) Seattle Seahawks: Abraham Lucas, OT (Washington State)

73) Indianapolis Colts (from Commanders): Jelani Woods, TE (Virginia)

74) Atlanta Falcons: Desmond Ridder, QB (Cincinnati)

75) Houston Texans (from Broncos): Christian Harris, LB (Alabama)

76) Baltimore Ravens: Travis Jones, NT (Connecticut)

77) Indianapolis Colts (from Vikings): Bernhard Raimann, OT (Central Michigan)

78) Cleveland Browns: Alex Wright, DE (UAB)

79) Los Angeles Chargers: JT Woods, S (Baylor)

80) Denver Broncos (from Saints through Texans): Greg Dulcich, TE (UCLA)

81) New York Giants (from Dolphins): Cordale Flott, CB (LSU)

82) Atlanta Falcons (from Colts): DeAngelo Malone, LB (Western Kentucky)

83) Philadelphia Eagles: Nakobe Dean, LB (Georgia)

84) Pittsburgh Steelers: DeMarvin Leal, DE (Texas A&M)

85) New England Patriots: Marcus Jones, CB (Houston)

86) Tennessee Titans (from Raiders): Malik Willis, QB (Liberty)

87) Arizona Cardinals: Cameron Thomas, DE (San Diego State)

88) Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Tolbert, WR (South Alabama)

89) Buffalo Bills: Terrel Bernard, LB (Baylor)

90) Las Vegas Raiders (from Titans): Dylan Parham, OG (Memphis)

91) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rachaad White, RB (Arizona State)

92) Green Bay Packers: Sean Rhyan, OL (UCLA)

93) San Francisco 49ers: Tyrion Davis-Price, RB (LSU)

94) Carolina Panthers (from Chiefs through Patriots): Matt Corral, QB (Ole Miss)

95) Cincinnati Bengals: Zachary Carter, DL (Florida)

96) Indianapolis Colts (from Rams through Broncos): Nick Cross, S (Maryland)

97) Detroit Lions: Kerby Joseph, S (Illinois)

98) Washington Commanders (from Saints): Brian Robinson, RB (Alabama)

99) Cleveland Browns: David Bell, WR (Purdue)

100) Arizona Cardinals (from Ravens): Myjai Sanders, DE (Cincinnati)

101) New York Jets (from Saints through Eagles and Titans): Jeremy Ruckert, TE (Ohio State)

102) Miami Dolphins (from 49ers): Channing Tindall, LB (Georgia)

103) Kansas City Chiefs: Leo Chenal, LB (Wisconsin)

104) Los Angeles Rams: Logan Bruss, OG (Wisconsin)

105) San Francisco 49ers: Danny Gray, WR (SMU)

Round 4

106) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars): Cade Otton, TE (Washington)

107) Houston Texans (from Lions through Browns): Dameon Pierce, RB (Florida)

108) Cleveland Browns (from Texans): Perrion Winfrey, DT (Oklahoma)

109) Seattle Seahawks (from Jets): Coby Bryant, CB (Cincinnati)

110) Baltimore Ravens (from Giants): Daniel Faalele, OT (Minnesota)

111) New York Jets (from Panthers): Max Mitchell, OT (Louisiana)

112) New York Giants (from Bears): Daniel Bellinger, TE (San Diego State)

113) Washington Commanders: Percy Butler, S (Louisiana)

114) New York Giants (from Falcons): Dane Belton, S (Iowa)

115) Denver Broncos: Damarri Mathis, CB (Pittsburgh)

116) Denver Broncos (from Seahawks): Eyioma Uwazurike, DT (Iowa State)

117) New York Jets (from Vikings): Michael Clemons, DE (Texas A&M)

118) Minnesota Vikings (from Browns): Akayleb Evans, CB (Missouri)

119) Baltimore Ravens: Jaylon Armour-Davis, CB (Alabama)

120) Carolina Panthers (from Commanders through Saints): Brandon Smith (Penn State)

121) New England Patriots (from Dolphins through Chiefs): Jackie Jones, CB (Arizona State)

122) Las Vegas Raiders (from Vikings through Colts): Zamir White, RB (Georgia)

123) Los Angeles Chargers: Isaiah Spiller, RB (Texas A&M)

124) Cleveland Browns (from Eagles through Texans): Cade York, K (LSU)

125) Miami Dolphins (from Steelers): Erik Ezukanma, WR (Texas Tech)

126) Las Vegas Raiders (from Raiders through Vikings): Neil Farrell, DT (LSU)

127) New England Patriots: Pierre Strong, Jr., RB (South Dakota State)

128) Baltimore Ravens (from Cardinals): Charlie Kolar, TE (Iowa State)

129) Dallas Cowboys: Jake Ferguson, TE (Wisconsin)

130) Baltimore Ravens (from Bills): Jordan Stout, P (Penn State)

131) Tennessee Titans: Hassan Haskins, RB (Michigan)

132) Green Bay Packers: Romeo Doubs, WR (Nevada)

133) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jake Camarda, P (Georgia)

134) San Francisco 49ers: Spencer Burford, OL (UTSA)

135) Kansas City Chiefs: Joshua Williams, CB (Fayetteville State)

136) Cincinnati Bengals: Cordell Volson, OL (North Dakota State)

137) New England Patriots (from Rams through Texans and Panthers): Bailey Zappe, QB (Western Kentucky)

138) Pittsburgh Steelers: Calvin Austin III, WR (Memphis

139) Baltimore Ravens: Isaiah Likely, TE (Coastal Carolina)

140) Green Bay Packers: Zach Tom, OT (Wake Forest)

141) Baltimore Ravens: Damarion Williams, CB (Houston)

142) Los Angeles Rams: Decobie Durant, CB (South Carolina State)

143) Tennessee Titans: Chigoziem Oknonkwo, TE (Maryland)

Round 5

144) Washington Commanders (from Panthers through Jaguars): Sam Howell, QB (North Carolina)

145) Kansas City Chiefs (from Seahawks): Darian Kinard, OT (Kentucky)

146) New York Giants (from Jets): Micah McFadden, LB (Indiana)

147) New York Giants: D.J. Davidson, DT (Arizona State)

148) Buffalo Bills (from Texans through Bears): Khalil Shakir, WR (Boise State)

149) Washington Commanders (from Panthers): Cole Turner, TE (Nevada)

150) Houston Texans (from Bears): Thomas Booker, DT (Stanford)

151) Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Allgeier, RB (BYU)

152) Denver Broncos: Delarrin Turner-Yell, S (Oklahoma)

153) Seattle Seahawks: Tariq Woolen, CB (Texas-San Antonio)

154) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Commanders through Eagles): Snoop Conner, RB (Ole Miss)

155) Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Matt Waletzko, OT (North Dakota)

156) Cleveland Browns (from Vikings through Ravens): Jerome Ford, RB (Cincinnati)

157) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Vikings through Jaguars): Zyon McCollum, CB (Sam Houston State)

158) Seattle Seahawks (from Dolphins through Patriots and Chiefs): Tyreke Smith, DE (Ohio State)

159) Indianapolis Colts: Eric Johnson, DT (Missouri State)

160) Los Angeles Chargers: Otito Ogbonnia, DT (UCLA)

161) New Orleans Saints: D’Marco Jackson, LB (Appalachian State)

162) Denver Broncos (from Eagles through Texans): Montrell Washington, WR (Samford)

163) Tennessee Titans (from Steelers through Jets): Kyle Phillips, WR (UCLA)

164) Los Angeles Rams (from Patriots through Raiders): Kyren Williams, RB (Notre Dame)

165) Minnesota Vikings (from Raiders): Esezi Otomewo, DE (Minnesota)

166) Cincinnati Bengals (from Cardinals through Eagles, Texans and Bears): Tycen Anderson, S (Toledo)

167) Dallas Cowboys: Daron Bland, CB (Fresno State)

168) Chicago Bears (from Bills): Braxton Jones, OT (Southern Utah State)

169) Minnesota Vikings (from Titans through Raiders): Ty Chandler, RB (North Carolina)

170) Houston Texans (from Buccaneers through Patriots): Teagan Quitoriano, TE (Oregon State)

171) Denver Broncos (from Packers): Luke Wattenberg, C (Washington)

172) San Francisco 49ers: Samuel Womack, CB (Toledo)

173) New York Giants (from Chiefs through Ravens): Marcus McKethan, G (North Carolina)

174) Chicago Bears (from Bengals): Dominique Robinson, OLB (Miami University)

175) Las Vegas Raiders (from Rams): Matthew Butler, DT (Tennessee)

176) Dallas Cowboys: Damone Clark, LB (LSU)

177) Detroit Lions: James Mitchell, TE (Virginia Tech)

178) Dallas Cowboys: John Ridgeway, DT (Arkansas)

179) Green Bay Packers (from Colts through Broncos): Kingsley Enagbare, DL (South Carolina)

Round 6

180) Buffalo Bills (from Jaguars through Buccaneers): Matt Araiza, P (San Diego State)

181) Philadelphia Eagles (from Lions): Kyron Johnson, LB (Kansas)

182) New York Giants: Darrian Beavers, LB (Cincinnati)

183) New England Patriots (from Texans): Kevin Harris, RB (South Carolina)

184) Minnesota Vikings (from Jets): Vederian Lowe, OT (Illinois)

185) Buffalo Bills (from Panthers): Christian Benford, CB (Villanova)

186) Chicago Bears: Zach Thomas, G (San Diego State)

187) San Francisco 49ers (from Broncos): Nick Zakelj, OT (Fordham)

188) Detroit Lions (from Seahawks through Jaguars and Eagles): Malcolm Rodriguez, LB (Oklahoma State)

189) Carolina Panthers (from Commanders): Amare Barno, Edge (Virginia Tech)

190) Atlanta Falcons: Justin Shaffer, G (Georgia)

191) Minnesota Vikings (from Ravens through Chiefs): Jalen Nailor, WR (Michigan State)

192) Indianapolis Colts (from Vikings): Andrew Ogletree, TE (Youngstown State)

193) Dallas Cowboys (from Browns): Devin Harper, LB (Oklahoma State)

194) New Orleans Saints (from Colts through Eagles): Jordan Jackson, DT (Air Force)

195) Los Angeles Chargers: Jamaree Salyer, G (Georgia)

–) New Orleans Saints: Selection forfeited

196) Baltimore Ravens (from Dolphins): Tyler Badie, RB (Missouri)

197) Jacksonville Jaguars (from Eagles): Gregory Junior, CB (Ouachita Baptist)

198) Philadelphia Eagles (from Steelers through Jaguars): TE Grant Calcaterra, TE (SMU)

199) Carolina Panthers (from Raiders): Cade Mays, G (Tennessee)

200) New England Patriots: Sam Roberts, DT (Northwest Missouri State)

201) Arizona Cardinals: Keontay Ingram, RB (USC)

202) Cleveland Browns (from Cowboys): Mike Woods, WR (Oklahoma)

203) Chicago Bears (from Bills): Trestan Ebner, RB (Baylor)

204) Tennessee Titans: Theo Jackson, CB (Tennessee)

205) Houston Texans (from Packers): Austin Deculus, OL (LSU)

206) Denver Broncos (from Buccaneers through Jets and Eagles): Matt Henningsen, DT (Wisconsin)

207) Chicago Bears (from 49ers through Jets and Texans): Doug Kramer, G (Illinois)

208) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Chiefs): Connor Heyward, TE (Michigan State)

209) Buffalo Bills (from Bengals): Luke Tenuta, OT (Virginia Tech)

210) New England Patriots (from Rams): Chasen Hines, C (LSU)

211) Los Angeles Rams: Quentin Lake, S (UCLA)

212) Los Angeles Rams: Derion Kendrick, CB (Georgia)

213) Atlanta Falcons: John FitzPatrick, TE (Georgia)

214) Los Angeles Chargers: Ja’Sir Taylor, CB (Wake Forest)

215) Arizona Cardinals: Lecitus Smith, G (Virginia Tech)

216) Indianapolis Colts: Curtis Brooks, DT (Cincinnati)

217) Detroit Lions: James Houston, Edge (Jackson State)

218) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Rams): Ko Kieft, TE (Minnesota)

219) Tennessee Titans: Chance Campbell, LB (Ole Miss)

220) San Francisco 49ers: Kalia Davis, DT (Central Florida)

221) San Francisco 49ers: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB (Penn State)

Round 7

222) Jacksonville Jaguars: Montaric Brown, CB (Arkansas)

223) Cleveland Browns (from Lions): Isaiah Thomas, DE (Oklahoma)

224) Miami Dolphins (from Texans through Patriots and Ravens): Cameron Goode, DE (California)

225) Pittsburgh Steelers (from Jets): Mark Robinson, LB (Ole Miss)

226) Chicago Bears (from Giants through Bengals): Ja’Tyre Carter, G (Southern)

227) Minnesota Vikings (from Raiders through Panthers): Nick Muse, TE (South Carolina)

228) Green Bay Packers (from Bears through Texans): Tariq Carpenter, LB (Georgia Tech)

229) Seattle Seahawks: Bo Melton, WR (Rutgers)

230) Washington Commanders: Chris Paul, G (Tulsa)

231) Buffalo Bills (from Falcons): Baylon Spector, LB (Clemson)

232) Denver Broncos: Faion Hicks, CB (Wisconsin)

233) Seattle Seahawks (from Vikings through Chiefs): Dareke Young, WR (Lenoir-Rhyne)

234) Green Bay Packers (from Browns through Lions and Broncos): Jonathan Ford, DT (Miami)

235) Los Angeles Rams (from Ravens through Jaguars and Buccaneers): Daniel Hardy, OLB (Montana State)

236) Los Angeles Chargers: Deane Leonard, CB (Ole Miss)

237) Detroit Lions (from Saints through Eagles): Chase Lucas, CB (Arizona State)

238) Las Vegas Raiders (from Dolphins through Rams): Thayer Munford, OT (Ohio State)

239) Indianapolis Colts: Rodney Thomas II, S (Yale)

240) Washington Commanders (from Eagles through Colts): Christian Holmes, CB (Oklahoma State)

241) Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris Oladokun, QB (South Dakota State)

242) Carolina Panthers (from Patriots through Dolphins): Kalon Barnes, CB (Baylor)

243) Kansas City Chiefs (from Raiders through Patriots): Jaylen Watson, CB (Washington State)

244) Arizona Cardinals: Christian Matthew, CB (Valdosta State)

245) New England Patriots (from Cowboys through Texans): Andrew Stueber, OG (Michigan)

246) Cleveland Browns (from Bills): Dawson Deaton, C (Texas Tech)

247) Miami Dolphins (from Titans): Skylar Thompson, QB (Kansas State)

248) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andre Anthony, DE (LSU)

249) Green Bay Packers: Rasheed Walker, OT (Penn State)

250) Las Vegas Raiders (from Vikings through 49ers and Broncos): Brittain Brown, RB (UCLA)

251) Kansas City Chiefs: Isaih Pacheco, RB (Rutgers)

252) Cincinnati Bengals: Jeffrey Gunter, DE (Coastal Carolina)

253) Los Angeles Rams: Russ Yeast, S (Kansas State)

254) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Elijah Hicks, S (California)

255) Chicago Bears (from Chargers): Trenton Gill, P (NC State)

256) Arizona Cardinals: Jesse Luketa, OLB (Penn State)

257) Arizona Cardinals: Marquis Hayes, OG (Oklahoma)

258) Green Bay Packers: Samori Toure, WR (Nebraska)

259) Kansas City Chiefs: Nazeeh Johnson, S (Marshall)

260) Los Angeles Chargers: Zander Horvath, FB (Purdue)

261) Los Angeles Rams (from Buccaneers): AJ Arcuri, OT (Michigan State)

262) San Francisco 49ers: Brock Purdy, QB (Iowa State)

****MLB****

**DENVER (AP) Chad Kuhl shook off a first-pitch homer by Tyler Naquin to last into the eighth inning, Ryan McMahon hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the sixth and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday night.

Charlie Blackmon added an RBI double in Colorado’s four-run sixth inning. Aramis Garcia also homered for the Reds, who lost their ninth in a row on the road.

Naquin homered for the second time this season, driving Kuhl’s first offering of the game the opposite way into the left field bleachers. Kuhl (3-0) retired the next 12 batters he faced before the Reds loaded the bases on three consecutive singles to start the fifth. However, Kuhl limited the damage by inducing a run-scoring double-play grounder from Garcia and getting Jake Fraley to fly out to end the inning.

Connor Overton, promoted from Triple-A Louisville ahead of his Reds’ and season debut, was relieved by Art Warren with one on and one out in the bottom of the sixth. Warren (0-1) walked Connor Joe and Charlie Blackmon followed with a run-scoring double. Joe scored on right fielder Fraley’s errant throw to the cutoff man, evening the score at 2-all. Randal Grichuk walked before McMahon tripled home two more runs to put the Rockies up 4-2. “We were linking our bats,” McMahon said. “Their pitcher came out tonight and threw pretty well. He came right at us. We didn’t really have an answer for him early. But all it took was that one big inning. I’m just glad we got it done and the bullpen and Chad took care of the rest.” It was an uncharacteristic outing for Warren, who had not allowed the opposition to score in five of his six previous outings. “It looked like right from the first pitch he didn’t have a great feel,” Reds manager David Bell said of Warren. “He was throwing hard but just couldn’t get a grip, just never really kind of found his flow out there. But he has been so good for us, so good for us each time. He’ll be ready to go next time.”

Bell added he was encouraged by what he saw from Overton.

“That was outstanding what he did, to step in in a big game for us against that team in this ballpark,” Bell said. “He threw strikes, made pitches. He had great command. He did his job.”

**MILWAUKEE (AP) Eric Lauer kept up his strikeout success, fanning 11 in seven innings as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Saturday night.

Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and Christian Yelich and Hunter Renfroe connected for consecutive home runs in the eighth.

The Cubs are 2-9 in the last 11 games after winning six of 10 to start the season.

Lauer (2-0), who struck out a career-high 13 last weekend against Philadelphia, reached double digits in strikeouts in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

“It was really nice to be able to string a couple of good ones together,” Lauer said. “Hopefully, you can just keep doing that.”

Lauer allowed a solo home run by Yan Gomes in the second inning and just four singles after that.

“I felt really locked in with all my pitches, all the command,” Lauer said. “I felt like I was able to use the heater in good spots and kind of best guys with fastballs early.”

The Brewers are 4-0 in his starts this season.

“Getting a swing and a miss on a fastball in the strike zone is hard to do in this league,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He’s doing that pretty well.”

Tellez also had an RBI single in the first. Renfroe, who scored three times, and Yelich each had three hits and drove in two runs.

“When you have guys like Lauer coming out and punching out 10 on multiple nights, and every one on your pitching staff is capable of doing that, we just have to put a couple of runs on the board,” Tellez said.

Yelich hit a two-run shot off Locke St. John and Renfroe followed with a drive. St. John had just been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

The Brewers scratched out three runs in the first off Justin Steele (1-3) on four hits, two errors and an overturned out call at first.

“We can’t beat ourselves,” Cubs manager David Ross said.

**TORONTO (AP) George Springer homered twice against his former team, leading Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays over Houston 2-1 Saturday to snap the Astros’ season-long winning streak at four.

Springer’s leadoff homer in the first was the 46th of his career. Starting at DH, Springer connected again in the third, his 19th multi-homer game.

“It boiled down to too much George,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said.

Springer was hit by a pitch in his next at-bat and stole second.

Of Springer’s six home runs this season, three have come against Houston. He was the MVP of the 2017 World Series when the Astros won their only championship.

“A home run is a home run,” Springer said. “It doesn’t matter who you’re playing.”

Berrios (2-0) gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked two.

“I got it in my mind to be aggressive, trying to be ahead of the hitters,” Berrios said. “We created a plan and then went out there and executed it.”

Yordan Alvarez homered off Berrios to begin the fourth, his sixth. But that was all Houston managed against the Blue Jays right-hander.

“Hats off to Jose,” Springer said. “He held a good team down.”

Adam Cimber pitched one inning, Tim Mayza went 1 1-3 innings and Jordan Romano threw a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances.

**OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Pinch-hitter Richie Palacios delivered a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning and the Cleveland Guardians took advantage of a key error to beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Saturday.

The RBIs were the first of Palacios’ career after the rookie infielder was called up from the minors Monday.

“Amazing. Everything I ever dreamed of,” Palacios said. “Didn’t feel any added pressure. Just trying to do what I do in every at-bat, put a quality at-bat together and hopefully get the next man up.”

Steven Kwan had two hits in his return to the lineup as the Guardians won their second straight following a seven-game losing streak. The rookie outfielder, batting .354 in his first big league season, had missed five games with a sore hamstring.

A day after the two clubs combined for 17 runs and 21 hits, starters Shane Bieber of the Guardians and Cole Irvin of the A’s kept it close into the late innings.

It was 1-all with one out in the Cleveland ninth with a runner on first when Oscar Mercado hit a potential double-play grounder to rookie second baseman Nick Allen, who misplayed it for an error after the ball deflected off the glove of reliever Dany Jimenez (1-1).

**ST. LOUIS (AP) Merrill Kelly threw seven shutout innings and Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed each homered in the eighth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

“I felt like it was going to be a race to two or three runs in this game and the first team to get there would win,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “The day started and stopped with Merrill. He was fantastic. You shut out the St. Louis Cardinals, you’re doing something.”

Marte led off the eighth by taking a 1-1 curveball off Miles Mikolas (1-1) into the right field bullpen for his first homer of the season. It snapped his 24-game homerless streak dating back to Oct. 2, 2021.

“Things haven’t gone the way I’ve plan but I was able to do my job there in that situation,” Marte said through a translator. “There’s a lot of baseball left and I have a lot of confidence in myself.”

One out later, Ahmed sent a 1-1 fastball into the left field bullpen for his second homer.

Kelly (2-1) pitched seven scoreless innings, holding the Cardinals to two hits with four strikeouts and one hit batter.

“It was fun. Any time the other guy is putting up zeroes, you want to try and go out and match him,” Kelly said. “You want to pitch as well if not better than the other guy.”

**SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jason Vosler homered and Darin Ruf had three hits for the San Francisco Giants, who were missing several players with COVID-19 but still beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Saturday.

Giants starter Logan Webb (3-1) gave up a career-high 11 hits in six innings in which he struck out three, walked one and allowed three runs.

The Giants snapped a two-game skid with their sixth win in eight games.

Vosler, who hadn’t gone deep this season going into the series, homered for a second straight day leading off the sixth. It sparked a five-run inning that gave San Francisco an 8-3 lead.

The Giants broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth when pinch-hitter Mauricio Dubon’s two-out RBI single highlighted a two-run inning.

Nationals starter Joan Adon (1-4) gave up four runs in four-plus innings of four-hit ball. He struck out five and walked three as the Nationals lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Washington scored first in the top of the third with Alcides Escobar’s RBI double.

The Giants tied it up in the third on Thairo Estrada’s two-out, two-run double. Estrada also drove in a run in fifth on a fielder’s choice grounder. He leads the team with 14 RBI.

****NHL****

**DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings fired Jeff Blashill on Saturday, moving on from the coach tabbed to guide the storied NHL franchise through a long rebuilding process.

General manager Steve Yzerman said the team was not renewing the contracts of Blashill, assistant Doug Houda and goaltending coach Jeff Salajko.

Blashill spent the past seven seasons behind the bench for the Red Wings, who have missed the playoffs the past six seasons while transitioning into a youth movement. They last qualified for the postseason in 2015-16 when they lost in the first round.

The previous regime led by Stanley Cup-winning GM Ken Holland hired Blashill as Mike Babcock’s replacement, a natural selection given his reputation of developing young talent. Blashill has been with the organization for 11 years, including one season as an assistant on Babcock’s staff and three as coach of the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Red Wings went 204-261-72 with Blashill at the helm. That .447 points percentage is second-worst in the league since then, not counting the expansion Seattle Kraken that debuted this season.

****WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL****

**(AP) — C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career.

The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday.

She finished with 1,055 wins – fourth all-time among Division I women’s basketball coaches behind Tara VanDerveer, Geno Auriemma and Pat Summitt.

Stringer made four Final Four appearances and reached the NCAA Tournament 28 times while leading Cheyney State, Iowa and Rutgers. She was the first coach in men’s or women’s basketball to take three different teams to the national semifinals.

Stringer was emotional when she talked to her team Friday night on a Zoom call.

“My life has been defined by coaching and I’ve been on this journey for over five decades,” she said in a statement. “It is rare that someone gets to do what they love for this long and I have been fortunate to do that. I love Rutgers University for the incredible opportunity they offered me and the tremendous victories we achieved together.”

****PGA****

**PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) Jon Rahm birdied the last two par 5s and got some help from a couple of poor chips by Cameron Champ to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mexico Open.

Rahm, whose last victory was the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines last summer, pumped his fist Saturday when he holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 3-under 68.

He liked how he played tee-to-green. Rahm said he hopes he can see a few more putts drop.

“That one on 18 was the first one outside 10 feet I saw roll in,” Rahm said. “If I can just keep that going and make putts like I did the first two days, I think tomorrow I’ll give myself a really good chance.”

An hour or so before that key birdie on the 18th, Rahm was two shots behind and trying to keep up with Champ, one of the game’s longest hitters whose penetrating ball flight has been ideal for breezy conditions at Vidanta Vallarta,

Champ went over the back of the green on the 15th and stubbed a chip that didn’t reach the green, leading to bogey. He went just over the back on the next hole, and this time clipped it too hard and watched it roll some 10 feet by the hole, leading to another bogey.

From just right of the 18th in two, Champ’s chip came up some 15 feet short and he had to settle for par and a 67.

Kurt Kitayama was tied with Champ after a 66 that also featured some late struggles. He was tied for the lead when he blocked his tee shot on the par-3 17th so far to the right that it ran across a cart path onto a dirt lie under the trees. He did well to make bogey.

Then, the former UNLV player with two European tour wins had 109 yards to the par-5 18th and came up 25 feet short, having to settle for a par.

Rahm was at 13-under 200, two clear of Champ and Kitayama. Another shot behind were Nate Lashley (64), Davis Riley (67) and Patrick Rodgers (66).

****LPGA****

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) Hannah Green took the lead into the weekend in the Palos Verdes Championship, rebounding from consecutive bogeys Thursday in gusting wind to birdie the two late par 5s in a 5-under 66.

Green had a three-stroke lead over five players at hilly Palos Verdes Estates in the first-year event that wraps up the LPGA Tour’s two-week, Los Angeles-area stay and five-event West Coast swing.

“Hopefully, I can keep as many bogeys off the scorecard and keep making birdies,” Green said. “I think there will be some low scores.”

Green finished second behind Nasa Hataoka on Sunday in the LA Open at Whilshire Country Club. She has two other top-eight finishes this season, tying for sixth in Singapore and tying for sixth at Mission Hills in the first major of the year.

“I’m excited to see what the weekend brings,” Green said. “I think they’re going to maybe change the course setup, maybe make things a bit more drivable. It’ll be good. I’m excited. Always nice to play in the last group and playing last weekend, I think that helps as well.”

The Australian birdied the first three holes and five of the first seven Friday in her afternoon round, then dropped strokes on the par-4 12th and downhill par-3 13th. She got the shots back with birdies on 14 and 16 and closed with two pars to finish at 9-under 133.

“It was a really nice start,” Green said.” I feel like as soon as you have wedge in your hand you want to make a birdie, and managed to get another couple birdies coming in on the front nine. I knew the back nine was going to be quite difficult with the wind picking up and getting a little bit gusty.”

Green has birdied all three par 5s each day. She won both of her LPGA Tour titles in 2019, taking the major KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine and the Portland Classic.

First-round leader Minjee Lee followed her opening 63 with a 73 to drop into a tie for second with top-ranked Jin Young Ko (72), Lydia Ko (67) and Megan Khang (69).

****NASCAR****

DOVER, Del. (AP) Chris Buescher was the surprise pole winner Saturday at Dover Motor Speedway, turning a lap of 160.149 mph to win his first career top spot.

The RFK Racing driver will be joined on the front row by Denny Hamlin, ordered this week by NASCAR to begin sensitivity training after he posted an anti-Asian meme.

“Pretty cool of RFK to get our first pole,” Buescher said. “It’s a pretty cool start for us.”

Buescher also earned the first pole for RFK Racing in the No. 17 Ford. Brad Keselowski left Team Penske in November for an ownership stake in Jack Roush’s organization, forging a new partnership. Keselowski and Buescher opened strong for RFK Racing when they won the 150-mile qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway in February.

It’s been a bit of a rough ride over the past two months.

Keselowski was rocked last month with crushing penalties for illegal modifications made to his Ford and Buescher hasn’t finished better than 15th in his any of his last four races. Buescher has only one career win over 232 career Cup starts.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Buescher said. “We’re slowly and steadily building up through the season. It’s not the race. We have a lot of laps left to go. But a heck of a start.”

Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott for Hendrick Motorsports start third and fourth in Chevrolets. Ryan Blaney rounds out the top five for Sunday’s race on the mile concrete track.

Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 winner who drives a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, shrugged off a messy week to go 159.744 mph in the No. 11 Toyota and starts second. Hamlin posted an anti-Asian meme from the television comedy “Family Guy” that criticized Kyle Larson’s driving on the last lap at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend.

Hamlin deleted the tweet Monday night and apologized.

“I think if you historically look back to my performance to distraction, it correlates to a pretty good weekend,” Hamlin said. “I’d probably bet on us if I were you.”

TOP INDIANA NEWS/RELEASES

***INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS***

DES MOINES, Iowa  The Indianapolis Indians offense rallied in the top of the ninth inning with two home runs off the bats of Canaan Smith-Njigba and Brendt Citta to take a 3-2 series lead against the Iowa Cubs on Saturday night, 4-3.

With the Indians (12-10) down by one in the top of the final frame, Smith-Njigba led off with a towering solo shot over the center-field wall to tie the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Citta – entering as a pinch-hitter for catcher Jason Delay – followed with his first Triple-A long ball to score the go-ahead run.

After surrendering a one-out walk in the bottom half of the ninth, Cristofer Melendez (S, 1) induced back-to-back fly outs of Greg Deichmann and Cubs’ top prospect Brennen Davis to clinch Indy’s win.

The Indians tallied their first pair of runs in the top of the third inning. With two runners in scoring position, Mason Martin notched his team-leading 17th RBI on a groundout. Hunter Owen then lined an RBI single to give Indianapolis the 2-0 lead.

The I-Cubs (11-11) offense turned a 2-0 deficit into a one-run lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth frame. With runners at the corners and one out, Deichmann plated Iowa’s first run with an RBI single. A wild pitch allowed runners to advance to second and third, and center fielder Brennen Davis followed on the next pitch with a game-tying sacrifice fly. Iowa then took the lead on a two-out RBI single by P.J. Higgins.

In his second Triple-A start of the season, Pirates top pitching prospect Roansy Contreras was solid on the mound. The right-hander fanned five batters and surrendered just one hit in 3.0 shutout innings. Trey McGough (W, 1-0) faced eight batters in 2.0 innings of relief, allowing only two hits with three strikeouts.

The I-Cubs pitching staff collected seventeen strikeouts in the game, marking the most strikeouts of Indians batters in a single game since Iowa fanned 18 at Victory Field on July 1, 2021. Eric Stout (L, 1-1) was responsible for the two home runs in the final inning, which were his only two runs surrendered in 11.2 innings this season.

The last time the Indians rallied in the ninth inning of a road game for a come-from-behind win was July 23, 2019 at Syracuse when Erik Gonzalez smacked a two-out, two-run ground-rule double to beat the Mets, 7-6.

The series finale between Indianapolis and Iowa is slated for 2:08 PM ET tomorrow afternoon. RHP Osvaldo Bido (0-1, 3.00) will be on the bump for the Indians and RHP Adrian Sampson (0-2, 4.30) will take the hill for the I-Cubs.

****INDY ELEVEN****

Indy Eleven braved the elements tonight, defeating Hartford Athletic by a score of 1-0 despite multiple rain delays at IUPUI Carroll Stadium. The game kicked off nearly 45 minutes late due to a severe weather alert, and halftime lasted almost 90 minutes due to a second stoppage, but night’s irregularities didn’t seem to be an issue for the Boys in Blue. Captain Ayoze’s goal in the 40th minute proved to be the deciding one thanks to Indy’s first clean sheet of the 2022 season, the result pushing the Eleven’s win streak to four games and its undefeated run to six.

The win keeps Indiana’s Team moving up the Eastern Conference, as the squad’s 14 points from a 4W-2L-2D record has them within three points of second-place Detroit City FC (17 pts) and third-place Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (16 pts). The squad’s six-game unbeaten stand marks the longest such streak for the Boys in Blue since a seven-game run between the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Indy Eleven had to manage a change even before kickoff, as defender Bryam Rebellon sustained an injury during warm-ups, elevating Alex McQueen into the starting lineup. Despite this, Indiana’s Team got things going early, as Raul Aguilera’s corner in the 8th found the head of Manuel Arteaga, who nearly knocked in an early goal in his first start of the season. However, Hartford remained competitive themselves, nearly connecting on a header of their own in the 20th minute of play through Ariel Martinez.

While conditions weren’t conducive for much offense, there was no shortage of physicality in the first half. Pushes, tackles, aerial duels and matching yellows wrote the story on both sides for the first half, with neither team able to create many quality chances. That narrative would change in the 40th minute, as Stefano Pinho’s flick found a streaking Ayoze, whose low shot snuck inside the far left post to open his 2022 account and give the Boys in Blue a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

Unfortunately for fans in attendance, the start of the second half was just as tumultuous as the first. Lightning, rain, and hail fell over Indianapolis, and a subsequent severe weather alert was implemented. The second half finally began at 10:00 pm sharp, and when the whistle blew Indy Eleven began with a bang as Pinho found himself alone galloping towards the attacking zone, but his shot was belted into the face of Hartford goaltender Jimmy Slayton.

Ayoze got another chance in the 57th minute, as he danced through four Hartford defenders and booted a shot from 12 yards into the chest of Slayton. Hartford responded swiftly with a few chances of their own, including a close shot off a corner from fresh substitute Rashawn Dally in the 62nd minute that flew over the crossbar. Dally got another chance in the 70th, but his deflected shot was stopped by a recovering Elliot Panicco at his near post.

The Boys in Blue were unlucky to not double the lead in the 74th minute, as an incredible rebound chance by substitute Nicky Law couldn’t be steered on goal after his initial effort went off the heads of two Hartford defenders inside the six-yard box. Another shot wouldn’t take place until the 84th minute when Hartford defender Joel Johnson’s redirect off a corner was saved up close by Panicco. Hartford again earned a chance late off of Modou Jadama’s free kick in the 89th minute, but his shot too sailed over the head of Panicco. Four minutes of added time elapsed without note, and Indy Eleven finally managed to hold off both Hartford and mother nature.

Indy Eleven will enjoy a rare bye week next weekend and return to action on Saturday, May 14, when Indiana’s Team travels south to take on Memphis 901 FC (8:00 p.m. ET kick, live on ESPN+). The Boys in Blue return home on Saturday, May 21, when New York Red Bulls II invades Carroll Stadium for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. Tickets for that 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff – and all Indy Eleven regular season contests – are available starting at just $15 and can be purchased online at indyeleven.com/tickets.

Details on that evening’s Gone to the Dogs Night and other future promotions at Carroll Stadium can be found at indyeleven.com/promotions. Fans who cannot make it to The Mike can follow the action on MyINDY-TV 23, Exitos Radio 94.3 FM/exitos943.com, and the @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers.

**INDIANA BASEBALL**

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A late surge wasn’t enough as the Indiana baseball program dropped an 18-10 decision to Illinois on Saturday (April 30) at Bart Kaufman Field.

Illinois (23-17, 12-5 B1G) opened the scoring with two runs in the first, third and fifth inning to build a 6-0 lead. A 10-run sixth inning pushed that advantage to 16-0 for the Fighting Illini, before Indiana (19-24, 5-9 B1G) scored 10 of the final 12 runs in the game. The Hoosiers scored one run in the sixth and seventh innings, five runs in the eighth inning and three in the ninth. Illinois got its final two runs in the eighth inning.

Freshman Evan Goforth came off the bench and went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs. Senior Peter Serruto added a 2-for-2 day with two RBIs at the plate off the bench and hit his first home run of the season in the eighth inning.

Indiana hit two home runs on the afternoon, as freshman Carter Mathison delivered his 11th home run of the season. The 11 home runs are tied for the second-most by a freshman in program history with Micah Johnson (11; 2010) and Mike Sabo (11; 1985). He trails only Alex Dickerson (14; 2009) for the top spot on the rookie charts.

The loss went to senior Bradley Brehmer (4-3) with eight runs allowed – six earned – over 5 1/3 innings of work in the start. He walked four and struck out three.

All nine Illinois starters reached base at least once with eight reaching base multiple times, led by Justin Janas and his 5-for-6 day at the plate with four runs scored and three RBIs. One of Janas’s hits was a home run and Jacob Campbell drove in five RBIs that included a home run for the second straight game. Jack Crowder (3-1) allowed one run over six innings of work to earn the win. He struck out four, walked four and allowed just five hits.

**INDIANA FOOTBALL**

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden was selected by the New York Giants in the fifth round (146th pick overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon.

McFadden is the first Hoosier taken by the Giants since offensive tackle James Brewer in 2011 and the 11th overall selected by New York.

The Hoosiers have had 13 players drafted since 2014 and at least one selected in each of the last nine years, the program’s longest streak since 1983-98.

McFadden finished his IU career with 216 tackles, 149 solo, 14 sacks (94 yards), 37 for loss (169 yards), four interceptions, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and four pass breakups. The 2020 All-American’s 37 TFLs share sixth in program history.

**INDIANA MEN’S TRACK**

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  – In front of a packed crowd, Indiana Track & Field concluded the 126th running of the Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon.

KEY MOMENTS

• Rikkoi Brathwaite and Antonio Laidler competed in the final of the 100m on Saturday afternoon. Brathwaite crossed the finish line first with a season best time of 10.28. Laidler placed seventh and captured a time of 10.48.

• The men’s 4xMile consisting of Dustin Horter, Kyle Mau, Ben Veatch, and Camden Marshall placed seventh and combined for a time of 16:19.01.

• In the women’s 4x1500m, Jenna Barker, Hannah Stoffel, Bailey Hertenstein, and Sarah Schmitt broke the school record with a time of 17:25.00. They placed fourth overall.

• The men’s 4x100m returned for the final where Brathwaite, Kenny Benton, JaiQuan Earls, and Laidler captured a time of 40.92.

• Shaton Vaughn, Micah Camble, Laidler and Benton were last up on the track for the Hoosiers as they combined for a time of 3:08.86 and placed fifth.

• Maddy Pollard and Jayden Ulrich competed in the women’s shot put championship, picking up third and fourth, respectively. Pollard heaved a mark of 17.45m (57′ 3″) while Ulrich put a mark of 17.42m (57′ 2″)

• Mahogany Jenkins competed in her second event of the afternoon, clearing a height of 1.76m (5′ 9.25″) for fourth place in the high jump championship.

NOTABLES

• This was the first Penn Relays Championship win for Rikkoi Brathwaite. He captured the Penn Relays watch in the 100m with a season best time of 10.28.

• Jayden Ulrich saw a personal best in the shot put with her mark of 17.42m (57′ 2″).

• Maddy Pollard captured a season best of 17.45m (57′ 3″) in shot put.

• The men’s 4x400m relay squad picked up a season best time of 3:08.86.

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers will be in action at home when they host the annual Billy Hayes Invite. The Invite is scheduled for Friday, May 6 and will begin at 1 p.m. with the women’s hammer throw and men’s javelin.

**INDIANA SOFTBALL**

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After giving up two runs in the first inning, Indiana shut out Illinois the rest of the way, but the Illini won game two of the series 2-0 on Saturday at Andy Mohr Field. 

Key Moments

• In the top of the first inning an Illinois double by Ryono scored two runs to put the Illini up 2-0.

• In the second inning Illinois had first and third with no outs and the Hoosiers retired three straight batters including a Natalie Foor strikeout to end the inning.

• Brianna Copeland came into the game in the third inning. In the fourth inning Copeland struck out the first two batters and retired three of four overall.

• In the fifth inning Lindsey Warick threw out an Illinois runner attempting to steal second base.

Notes

• Indiana drops to 25-19 on the season and 8-11 in Big Ten games.

• It was only the third game this season the Hoosiers have been shutout.

• Lindsey Warick threw out her 12th runner of the season caught stealing, which leads all Big Ten catchers.

• Brianna Copeland and Brooke Benson stole bases for the Hoosiers. Indiana now has 106 stolen bases on the season, which ranks in the top-10 in the NCAA.

• Aaliyah Andrews had an extra base hit for the Hoosiers with a double in the second inning.

Up next the Hoosiers close out the series against Illinois on Sunday May 1 at 1:00 pm at Andy Mohr Field.

***PURDUE FOOTBALL***

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On the final day of the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdue running back Zander Horvath heard his named called in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Chargers as the 260th overall pick.

Horvath joined George Karlaftis (1st Round, 30th, Kansas City) and David Bell (3rd Round, 99th, Cleveland) as the Purdue’s first three-player draft class since 2008. He is the first Boilermaker selected by the Chargers since Nick Hardwick and Shaun Phillips were tabbed in 2004 in the third and fourth rounds, respectively.

The Mishawaka native ran for 1,181 yards over four seasons at Purdue with eight touchdowns, averaging 4.4 yards per carry. He added 592 yards receiving with one score over 38 career games with the Boilermakers.

As a senior, Horvath ran for 320 yards over eight games, overcoming a leg injury that saw him miss five weeks and returning to the starting lineup against Northwestern. He opened the season with 81 yards on 21 touches with a touchdown against Oregon State.

Despite the limited time, Horvath led Purdue in rushing touchdowns and finished second in rush yards. His 53.5 all-purpose yards per game were fifth highest on the team last season.

Horvath’s junior campaign saw him rush for a career-best 442 yards for five yards per carry and 73.7 yards per game over the six-game campaign. He was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team in 2020.

Horvath topped 100 yards rushing in four career games, including 164 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns in the 2019 Old Oaken Bucket Game.

A construction management major, Horvath was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and was named a 2022 NFF Hampshire Honor Society member in April.

**PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL**

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Hall of Fame inductee Stephanie White added another prestigious honor to her resume Saturday night as one of the newest members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

White was announced as a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022 back in December. Fellow teammate on Purdue’s 1999 NCAA National Championship team Katie Douglas was honored as a member of the Silver Anniversary Team.

She is the 15th Boilermaker from the women’s basketball program inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

White is one of 10 Indiana Miss Basketball honorees to play at Purdue, including head coach Katie Gearlds (2003) and guard Jayla Smith (2021), winning the prestigious honor in 1995.

A standout at Seeger High School, White scored a then-record 2,869 points and currently ranks fourth in state history. She tallied 886 points as a senior in 1994-95 which ranks sixth in single-season history.

For her efforts, White was named Gatorade National Player of the Year, USA Today National Player of the Year, WBCA All-America, MVP of the WBCA All-American Game and a three-time Associate Press Indiana All-State selection.

Donning the old gold and black, White averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game over a four-year career in West Lafayette. She still ranks in the top five of more than 20 statistical categories in Purdue’s record book, including the third most points in a career with 2,182.

White was an integral part in leading the Boilermakers to a 34-1 record and the 1999 NCAA National Championship, still the only team from the Big Ten to win a national title. The Boilermakers won two Big Ten Tournament championships and two regular season titles during White’s tenure.

In her senior season alone in 1998-99, White was named an All-American by the Associate Press and the WBCA, a member of the NCAA Final Four Team, NCAA All-Regional Team, Honda Award Winner, All-Big Ten Tournament Team and its Most Outstanding Player, the Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, Big Ten Player of the Year, All-Big Ten, a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year, CoSIDA and GTE Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten.

After a six-year WNBA career, the first draft pick in program history to the Charlotte Sting in 1999, White moved into the coaching ranks in the WNBA winning the franchise’s only league championship as an assistant in 2012. She was the head coach at Vanderbilt for five seasons before transitioning back to work for the Big Ten Network and ESPN calling men’s and women’s games.

Douglas was a four-year letterwinner in basketball from 1998 to 2001 as a guard/forward and was a starter for three seasons for head coaches Carolyn Peck and Kristy Curry. Douglas is second all-time with 327 career steals, ranks third with 526 assists and is fourth with 1,965 points.

She is the only two-time first team All-American for Purdue.

2022 INDIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

NameHigh SchoolGraduation
Stephanie WhiteSeeger1995
Gary AndrewsBellmont1986
Krista BlunkTell City1989
Cami CassNoblesville1988
Charles MairOwensville1971
Monica MaxwellEast Chicago Central1995
Julie (Rotramel) MeeksSullivan1984
Kristin (Pritchett) MessmoreBedford North Lawrence1988
Christy SmithBenton Central1994
Amy VanderkolkLafayette Jeff1985


2022 INDIANA BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME 
SILVER ANNIVERSARY TEAM

NameHigh School
Katie DouglasPerry Meridian
Erica CoryNew Castle
Candace (Crawford) HallHomestead
Ruth (Riley) HunterNorth Miami
Shannon LayneYorktown
Jenny MartinCenter Grove
Katrina MerriweatherCathedral
Gretchen MilesWashington
Liz (Stansberry) MitchellCenter Grove
Staci MuellerEvansville Harrison
Abbi (Wilson) RosenHuntington North
Julie SchraderTwin Lakes
Constance (Murdock) SherrodSouth Bend Clay
Andi SpeerJennings County
Lisa (Shepherd) StidhamRichmond
Tamie StinerKokomo
A.J. WhiteheadNorthwood
Amber (Holle) WilliamsSeymour

**PURDUE MEN’S GOLF**

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – The No. 25 Purdue men’s golf team moved up one spot and gave itself a chance at a Big Ten Championships with a solid second round on a windy moving day at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.

The Boilermakers totaled a 7-over par 295 for a 36-hole total of 6-over par 582 (287-295) to find themselves five shots off the team lead entering tomorrow’s final round.

Michigan State, the 18-hole leader by eight shots, saw its lead dwindle to one shot totaling a 36-hole score of 1-over par 577 (276-301) to lead No. 19 Illinois, who sits in second place at 2-over par 578 (286-292). Purdue is third and is followed by Northwestern (+8), Maryland (+9) and Wisconsin (+10).

The course was set up to play difficult in round two as many hole locations were placed in tough spots on the already-difficult greens at the Pete Dye Course and coupled with a strong southerly wind, the average score rose from 74.23 in round one to 75.90 in the second round with just four individuals breaking par with one round in the 60s.

Purdue struggled on the front nine, but righted the ship on the back nine to give the Boilermakers a shot in tomorrow’s final round. Purdue managed just two birdies as a team on the back nine, but recorded just two bogeys and two double-bogeys and managed to record 38 pars among its five players on the back nine. With par being a good score this week, Purdue leads the field with 120 pars; Wisconsin is second with 110 pars.

Purdue has four players in the top 12 after 36 holes, led by Joe Weiler and Andrew Farraye at 1-over par 145. Weiler recorded 16 pars today en route to a 1-over par 73, following up his even-par round of 72 yesterday (72-73=145). Farraye shot a 75 after an opening-round 70 (70-75=145).

Cole Bradley recorded his second straight 73 to sit in a 12th place tie at 2-over par 146 (73-73=146). Herman Sekne totaled a 74 to follow up his 72, to tie Bradley in 12th (72-74=146). Sekne hit only two greens on the front nine (birdied Nos. 2 and 8), but played the front nine in 1-under par, managing just nine putts on his first nine holes.

Nels Surtani is tied for 46th after a round of 75 today (78-75=153).

Purdue will be in the final pairing of the tournament on Sunday, paired with Illinois and Michigan State, beginning at 9:25 a.m. ET, off hole No. 1.

**BUTLER MEN’S TRACK**

Barry Keane’s school record in the 5000m run Friday night at the Payton Jordan Invitational highlighted the weekend for the Butler track and field teams.

Keane clocked in at 13:26.29 to come in third in an elite 5k field in Stanford, Calif., coming with a second of winning the race. The time breaks the old school record by more than four seconds which Euan Makepeace set in 2021 (13:30.55). Keane also holds the Butler indoor record in the 5000m with a time of 13:25.96 set during this past indoor season.

Another Bulldog competing solo at a meet was Evan Byrne making his outdoor season debut at the Drake Relays on Thursday. Byrne finished 17th in the top section of the 5k with a 14:30.82 time.

The majority of Butler student-athletes competed at the Sycamore Open in Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday. Both the men and women came in third in the team rankings at the meet.

The Butler women’s track and field team stood atop the podium in three events, including the 400m dash (Reagan Kelly, 1:00.52), 1500m run (Morgan Werner, 4:40.51) and 100m hurdles (Rebecca Coan, 14.19). Werner outran 30 other competitors, while Erin Haugh finished second in the 400m (1:01.33), and McKenzie Greene place third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.90 seconds.

Other Bulldogs with podium finishes in their events included Coan placing second in the shot put with a mark of 11.95m, and Karmen Koch (35.37m) and Coan (34.46m) finishing second and third out of a field of 13 in the javelin throw.

For the men’s competitions, Carter Schorr paced the field of 16 in the 3000m steeplechase to win the race in a time of 9:39.17.

Jacob Uhl (21.46 seconds) and Isaac Kane (21.52) placed second and fourth, respectively, in the 200m dash out of a field of 22.

Andrew Kendrick finished second in the 1500m run, clocking in at 4:02.02 in the field of 23.

In field events, Paul Signorelli placed third in the pole vault with a height of 4.60m, while Joey Gareis finished third in the triple jump with a 13.57m leap.

The Bulldogs will travel to Bloomington, Ind., once again this Friday for the Billy Hayes Invitational.

**BUTLER BASEBALL**

INDIANAPOLIS – James Gargano went 2-for-5 with two home runs and a game-high five RBI’s in a 14-7 setback to #15 UConn on Saturday afternoon. The Huskies scored 14 runs off 16 hits and got home runs from Casey Dana and Ben Huber.

UConn’s offense was great from the very start of the game. They scored four in the first and added five more runs in the third. Butler got a lead-off home run from Gargano to open the day and his second round tripper was a three-run shot to left in the seventh.

Travis Holt and Billy Wurch also had multi-hit games for the Bulldogs. Holt went 3-for-4 with a walk in the three-hole and Wurch went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double for the ‘Dawgs.

On the other side, Casey Dana was 4-for-5 from the plate with three runs scored. He was one of four players to have multiple RBI’s on the day. Huber led the team with three.

On the mound, Pat Gallagher got the win after throwing 6.1 innings of action. He was replaced on the mound after Gargano’s second home run. Jimmy Wang and Garrett Coe also touched the rubber for UConn. In the end, Gallagher got the win and moved his record to 7-3. Cory Bosecker was hit with the loss.

Bosecker threw two innings and would be replaced by Brandon Haggerty. After a single inning, Haggerty would hand the ball off to Spencer Seigworth. The final BU pitcher to see action on Saturday was Cole McDaniel. He cruised through the final four innings allowing just two hits.

UConn won the series today, but the Bulldogs will battle the Huskies again tomorrow. First pitch has been moved up to 11:30 AM.

**BUTLER WOMEN’S LAX**

Indianapolis – The Butler women’s lacrosse team (6-9, 0-5 BIG EAST) fell on Saturday to Villanova (5-11, 1-4 BIG EAST) 12-10.

How it Happened:

The Wildcats got on the board first just over a minute into the game on a goal from Sydney Pappas. Holly Hall answered minutes later on an unassisted effort. Villanova scored three in a row before Campbell Connors scored her first of the day on a feed from Ellie Eisenklam. Gabryelle Bodine scored with a minute and a half remaining in the quarter to make it a one-score game heading into the second quarter.

In similar fashion, Villanova scored three goals in the first seven minutes of the quarter before the Bulldogs had a run of their own. Bodine got things rolling in the second on a feed from Greer Bireley. Minutes Later, Bireley took one herself and found the back of the net on an unassisted effort. A minute later, Connors slotted one home on another assist from Bireley. Villanova scored again with forty seconds left in the quarter. Ellie Eisenklam had a spectacular run and finish with just under twenty seconds left in the second to make it 8-7 before halftime.

The second half was a defensive battle and hard-fought on both ends of the field. In the third, KK Callaghan got the Bulldogs on the board first roughly ten minutes into the half. That was the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the third. Villanova scored two goals in the final two and a half minutes of the quarter.

Each team scored two goals in the fourth, but the Bulldogs were never able to even things up. Greer Bireley scored the first for the Dawgs on an unassisted effort nearly four minutes into the quarter. Villanova’s Caroline Curnal answered less than a minute later to move the Wildcat lead back to two goals. With seven and a half minutes left, Callaghan scored again for the Bulldogs on a feed from Kayla Kielbasa. The Bulldogs triumphant comeback unfortunately fell short and the Dawgs fell to the Wildcats 12-10.

**BUTLER SOFTBALL**

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler softball team is one game closer to a BIG EAST Tournament berth after a 3-0 shutout of Providence on Saturday. The Bulldogs (28-15, 13-6 BIG EAST) scored in the second and fourth innings, while the Friars (24-18, 10-10 BIG EAST) stranded all five runners who reached base.

How It Happened

In the second inning, Teagan O’Rilley hit a ball to second base which allowed Maddie Moore to cross the plate.

In the fourth, pinch runner Emily Perrelle scored on an Ella White (2-3, RBI, R) single. Later in the inning, after a Monique Hoosen double, Loren Simpson hit a sacrifice fly that sent White home from third. The Dawgs now led, 3-0.

Providence got one runner on in the fifth, and one in the sixth, but was unable to score.

Butler Pitching

Alyssa Graves (12-3) started for Butler and earned the win. In 7.0 innings, she allowed five hits, without giving up a run or walk, and struck out six.

Bulldog Bits

The win today was the 39th for Alyssa Graves in her career. She has now moved into a tie for the fourth position (Lynne Ittenbach, ’87-’90) on Butler’s all-time list for career wins. She has also moved into the fourth spot for career innings pitched (526.0) and the seventh spot for complete games (37).

Monique Hoosen’s double was her fifth of the season and of her career.

The Bulldogs have the opportunity to clinch a spot in the four-team BIG EAST Tournament with a win against Providence on Sunday. With a loss, Butler will still be in the hunt next weekend at Georgetown.

Up Next

Butler will host the series finale with Providence on Sunday, May 1, at 1 pm. On Wednesday, May 4, the Bulldogs will travel to Morehead State for a doubleheader.

**BALL STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS**

MUNCIE, Ind. – Junior Emily Desai’s three-set singles win on court six clinched a 4-2 victory for the top-seeded Ball State women’s tennis team over fourth-seeded Buffalo Saturday afternoon in the semifinal match of the 2022 Mid-American Conference Tournament at Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

This makes the third time in program history Ball State has made it to the MAC Tournament Championship match. All three appearances have been under current head coach Max Norris. The Cardinal lone tournament title win came in 2016.

The Cardinals set the tone early in the match by taking the doubles point from the Bulls after winning on courts three and two, respectively.  The No. 3 duo of Livia Lukacs and Jessica Braun did not give up a game to Gabriella Akopyan and A. Karademitrou defeating the Bulls, 6-0. The Ball State No. 2 doubles tandem of Emma Peeler and Mariya Polishchuk then clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 decision over UB’s Ambre Amat and L. Schietekat Sedas.

Buffalo regained composure in singles to tie the match after a straight set victory at No. 4 slot. Lukacs then answered for the Cardinals with a straight set take down versus the Bulls M. Torres at position No. 5 registering 6-2, 6-4 victory to give Ball State back its lead, 2-1.

With four courts still in play, Amy Kaplan would win 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 3 slot to make the score 3-1. Braun would then drop her match on court No. 2 which made the score 3-2.

The win would come down to the last two courts which were both in three set thrillers, fortunately for the Cardinals Emily Desai rallied back to take the third frame earning match point for Ball State after her 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 defeat over Torres.

The top-seeded Ball State Cardinals will face either the No. 2 seed Miami RedHawks or the No. 3 seed Toledo Rockets at 12 pm ET Sunday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.

**BALL STATE SOFTBALL**

MUNCIE, Ind. – – Despite some more brilliant pitching, the Ball State softball team suffered a 2-1 setback to Bowling Green in the series finale Saturday afternoon at the softball field at First Merchants Ballpark Complex.

In front of a packed house for First Merchants Ballpark Fan Appreciation Day, the Cardinals (20-27; 13-10 MAC) received solid effort from both junior Deborah Jones and freshman Angelina Russo in the circle.

Jones threw the first 5.2 innings, limiting the Falcons (27-15; 13-9 MAC) to just five hits and two runs while adding three strikeouts. Russo, who entered with two runners on in the top of the sixth, struck out the first batter she faced and allowed no hits of runs over her 1.1 innings of work.

Unfortunately, the Ball State offense had another tough day against the league’s top pitcher in BGSU’s Payton Gottshall, tallying just five hits and one run in the contest.

Like Friday’s pitchers’ duel which lasted nine innings, the Falcons were able to jump on top early, scoring a run in the top of the first.

Ball State countered in the bottom of the third starting with a one-out bunt single from sophomore center fielder Hannah Dukeman. After Dukeman stole second, junior third baseman Haley Wynn blasted a two-out RBI double to the fence in center field to even the score.

After a scoreless fourth, BGSU tallied the game’s final run with a two-out RBI single to center.

The Ball State softball team returns to action Tuesday when it opens a three-game series at Miami. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the Miami Softball Stadium.

**NOTRE DAME BASEBALL**

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 12th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (27-10, 12-8) used a big first inning to carry them to a 11-5 win over Boston College (17-27, 4-19) on Saturday to even the series. The Irish scored eight runs in the opening inning, propelled by Zack Prajzner’s first career grand slam, to win the middle game of the series.

At the plate, the Irish scored double-digit runs for the 12th time this season and the long ball did much of the damage against Boston College. Prajzner’s grand slam was his third home run of the season and Jack Brannigan hit his sixth home run of the season on the afternoon. Brannigan led the way at the plate with a 4-for-4 showing and he tied a career high in hits and runs with three. Prajzner tied a career high with 4 RBI in the game.

Eight of the nine starters for the Irish recorded hits against Boston College and all nine reached base in the game. The eight runs in the first tied for the most runs in an inning this season for the Irish. They scored eight runs in the third inning against Elon and in the first inning against Marist.

On the mound, Alex Rao earned his second win of the season after 3.2 innings of relief. He struck out four batters in the outing and only allowed one run.

**IUPUI WOMEN’S TRACK**

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The IUPUI women’s track and field team put a capper on the regular season on Saturday (Apr. 30) as the Jaguars competed at the Sycamore Open, hosted by Indiana State.

The Jaguars earned five podium finishes, including a win in the 800m event from sophomore Ellie Cates. In addition, senior Amani Miles collected a pair of runner-up finishes, doing so in both the 100m and 200m dashes.

“I am super happy with the race today, considering this isn’t my normal event,” Cates said. “It’s a great way to go into conference next weekend.”

Madison Fry was runner-up in the 1,500m event and senior Sabrina Elder placed third in the 800.

With weather bearing down on Terre Haute, winds were high throughout the meet, making sprint times exceptionally fast for a second weekend in a row. Miles clocked a time of 12.24 in the 100 and 25.37 in the 200 for a pair of runner-up finishes.

Cates spun an 800m time of 2:20.63 while Elder crossed at 2:23.24 for the duo to take two of the top three spots. In the 1,500m event, Fry clocked a solid time of 4:53.13 to take second and Hannah Sale was fourth in a time of 4:57.31. Freshman Laci Provenzano spun a time of 5:09.15.

In the 5K, Kara Krol was the team’s top finisher at 20:02.69, placing fourth.

Freshman Katie Moore finished fifth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.37 with a strong tailwind aiding times.

Mikayla Miller led the IUPUI high jump crew with a jump of 1.50m to finish sixth overall. Senior Kelly Zehnder had a best long jump of 5.10m and Lauren Palmer jumped 4.51m. Zehnder also had a strong triple jump mark of 10.82m in her final meet of the regular season.

**IUPUI MEN’S TRACK**

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Graduate transfer Will Berning continued to make his presence felt on the IUPUI men’s track and field team as he earned a second straight win in the javelin at the Sycamore Open on Saturday (Apr. 30). Berning earned an event win in his IUPUI debut at Illinois last weekend and followed up with an emphatic win at Indiana State for an encore.

“It just feels good to get out there and chuck the spear again,” Berning said. “After the COVID season, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get to throw again, so I’m just grateful to get out there and compete again.”

Berning’s winning throw came on his first toss as he threw 55.31m (181′ 5”), ultimately winning the event by more than 10 meters. His throw ranked as the second-best effort in program history after he set the school record in his IUPUI debut last week.

He nearly replicated the effort on his second throw with an effort of 54.14m.

“Throwing conditions were brutal today. There were 15 to 18 mile per hour constant winds straight into the face with gusts upwards of 25 to 30,” head coach Justin Roeder said. “Will was able to adjust accordingly and will come out with the win.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him compete next week with the conference’s best and hoping for a little better throwing conditions.”

Berning and the rest of his IUPUI teammates will now turn efforts to the Horizon League Championships, held this coming week in Rochester, Mich.

**IUPUI MEN’S TENNIS**

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Senior Alex Jochim won the No. 1 singles match to seal the 4-2 victory over No. 2 Cleveland State sending the Jags to the Horizon League Tournament Finals.

Cleveland State took the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead, but the Jags quickly recovered. The Vikings had to forfeit the No. 6 singles match evening the score at 1-1.

Freshman Kamil Kozerski battled to win the No. 2 singles match in three sets, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4, to give IUPUI the lead, 2-1. Sean Bailey then fell in the No. 3 singles spot, 4-6, 6-7, to even the match at 2-2.

At the No. 4 spot, Colton Morehart defeated Cleveland State’s Juandedios Abboud in two sets, 6-3, 7-5, to retake the lead for the Jags, 3-2. Jochim then sealed the 4-2 victory for IUPUI with a three-set win in the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.

IUPUI will now face No. 1 Youngstown State in the championship round of the Horizon League Tournament tomorrow at 11:00 AM.

**IUPUI SOFTBALL**

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI softball team completed their last game at home against Green Bay on Saturday afternoon. The Jags fell to the Phoenix, 3-0.

Green Bay got on the board first after four scoreless innings with one run in the top of the fifth inning. With two runners on and two hits, Tiffany Giese singled to score one run, giving the Phoenix the lead.

In the top of the sixth inning Green Bay added two more insurance runs extending their lead to 3-0. Alicia Peters homered to left field to score two runs.

Lauren King (W, 3-5) had a perfect game going through 4.2 innings until Jaylin Calvert singled through right side to break it up.

Madison Bryant (L, 5-20) took the loss on the mound for the Jags giving up three runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts. Calvert recorded the only hit of the game.

IUPUI will wrap up the season after trips to Oakland on Wednesday, May 4 and UIC on May 6-7.

***EVANSVILLE BASEBALL**

EVANSVILLE – On the day that the Aces retired the #23 worn by Jamey Carroll, the University of Evansville baseball team earned its 23rd win of the season, an 8-7 come-from-behind victory over Bradley on Saturday afternoon at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Great to get the series win on Saturday. It was a back-and-forth game, but we were able to have a big offensive inning,” said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll. “The bottom of our order gave us quality at bats and delivered. Drew Dominik followed up Nick (Smith) well on the mound. but Shane Harris made the big pitches to close it out. It was just an overall great day for Aces Baseball as we celebrated Jamey Carroll’s number retirement and we got a series win.”

A pregame ceremony honored UE Hall of Famer and Aces baseball alum Jamey Carroll (1994-96), who was presented with a commemorative sign and had his number displayed on the right center field wall before delivering a speech to the 657 fans in attendance Saturday afternoon.

On the field, Nick Smith started, spending 5.2 innings on the mound, allowing five earned runs and firing five strikeouts. Redshirt senior Drew Dominik earned the win, coming on in relief for 2.2 innings of scoreless work and striking-out a pair. To close out the game and hold off the Braves, Redshirt sophomore Shane Harris recorded two outs with just six pitches, inducing a double play to end the game and earn his first career save.

At the plate, a balanced effort up and down the lineup saw eight Aces record a hit with Simon Scherry continuing his run of strong form, going two-for-four with an RBI. The eight and nine batters in the lineup, Brendan Hord and Chase Hug were the key to the win, recording a pair of RBI each.

Evansville got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first with solo home runs off the bats of Tanner Craig and Scherry for a 2-0 lead. In the second, Bradley answered with a run on an RBI groundout, but the Aces responded as Danny Borgstrom doubled down the right field line to retake a 3-1 lead.

Both teams’ bats went silent in the third and fourth innings, but Connor O’Brien tied the game for the Braves in the fifth with a two-run base hit to left that knotted the game at three. An inning later, Bradley took its first lead of the game with two home runs, a solo shot by Connor Manthey and a two-run homer from Cal McGinnis that lifted the Braves to a 6-3 advantage.

The Aces would immediately respond in the bottom half of the sixth with doubles from Eric Roberts and Hord and a two-run single from Hug that catapulted Evansville back in front, 8-6.

Bradley threatened in the ninth, pushing a run across with one out on a single by O’Brien. With the bases loaded, Evansville brought in Harris, who faced Peter Hansen and on a 2-2 count got Hansen to ground into a 5-3 double play to end the game.

Evansville and Bradley wrap-up their three-game series on Sunday with a 1 PM first pitch at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

**EVANSVILLE MEN’S TRACK**

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – On a warm and windy day in Terre Haute on Saturday, University of Evansville junior Zach Dove (Princeton, Ind./Princeton Community) continued his assault on the UE throwing record book and graduate student Anna Lowry (Taylorville, Ill./Taylorville) pick up an impressive victory in the 5,000-meters to pace the Purple Aces’ track and field teams at the Sycamore Open hosted by Indiana State.

Dove, who has already broken the school record in the hammer throw three times this outdoor season, picked up the school record in the discus with a throw of 48.72 meters.  Lowry, meanwhile, lapped the field while battling 25-30 mile-per-hour winds in the 5,000-meters to pick up her first victory of the outdoor season with a time of 18:18.94.  She won by nearly a minute in the event, as the second-place runner clocked in with a time of 19:14.76.

“The winds made it really tough to compete today in a lot of events, but I was proud of how we were able to battle through and still set some PRs and even a school record,” said UE head coach Don Walters.  “Zach just continues to impress in the throwing events this year.  I am so proud of him with how hard he has worked to make him the thrower he is today.

“And, I was really proud of the effort that Anna gave today.  She looked really strong, and once she started coming up on lapped traffic, you could almost see her eyes light up, as she loves to pass people.  Overall, I was pleased with how today went, and now, it is time to focus on conference.”

Overall, Evansville set 11 personal-best marks on the afternoon.  The throwers posted four PR marks overall, including Dove’s school record throw in the discus, as senior Andrew Schuler (Ferdinand, Ind./Forest Park) set new personal-best marks in both the discus (39.51 meters) and hammer throw (45.79 meters), while fellow senior McKenna Sapp (Bloomington, Ill./University) on the women’s side set a personal-best mark in the javelin with a toss of 26.26 meters.

Senior Joey Rucinski (Ft. Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran) tied his career-best jump in the long jump with a distance of 5.97 meters.  Meanwhile, on the track, the sprinters took advantage of the tail-wind to once again post some of their best times ever.  Seniors Greg King (10.91 – 100-meters) and Skylar Tucker (26.37 – 200-meters) and freshmen Denzel Lasam (11.55 – 100-meters) and Kara Yunker (13.00 – 100-meters) posted wind-aided personal-best marks in the 100- and 200-meter events.  Freshman Preston Riggs (Ft. Branch, Ind./Gibson Southern) also posted a personal-best time in the 110-meter hurdles at 17.78 (wind-aided), while senior Sam Weldon had maybe the most impressive personal-best time of the afternoon with a mark of 5:05.40 in the women’s 1,500-meters.

Overall, the UE men placed eighth out of 13 teams, while the UE women placed 10th out of 12 schools.  The Purple Aces will now set their sights on the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships May 13-15 in Des Moines, Iowa.

**EVANSVILLE SOFTBALL**
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Southern Illinois opened Saturday’s doubleheader with an 8-6 victory over the University of Evansville softball team before game two was halted with the Salukis holding a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth.

Game One – Southern Illinois 8, UE 6

Elisabeth Huckleberry opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the second.  Evansville tied it up in the bottom of the third when Zoe Frossard looked to be caught in a rundown before an error on the Salukis helped her score the tying run.  Marah Wood picked up UE’s first hit of the game to score Mackenzie McFeron to put the Aces up, 2-1.

It took just one pitch in the fourth for SIU to tie it up as Rylie Hamilton hit a solo shot to center.  The top of the fifth saw the Salukis plate three runs to go up by a 5-2 score.  Capping off the scoring in the frame was an RBI triple by Aubree DePron.

Evansville refused to give up and McFeron made it happen in the bottom of the fifth.  After leading off with a triple, she scored on Wood’s second RBI hit of the game, cutting the deficit to 5-3.  Elizabeth Warwick countered in the next half inning, belting the third long ball of the day for SIU, a 3-run launch to center, to extend the lead to 8-3.

UE made a final gasp in the seventh with the first two batters earning walks before a long single by Jenna Lis scored a pair.  Jenna Nink added an RBI groundout, but the deficit was too much to overcome with the Salukis earning an 8-6 win.  Wood had two hits and two RBI in the game while Lis matched Wood’s RBI tally.  Sarah Harness recorded the win for SIU, tossing six frames while Izzy Vetter suffered the loss.

Game Two

Four hits in the top of the first saw SIU take the early 2-0 lead before they added a third run in the second.  In the third, Southern Illinois made it a 5-0 game as their ninth hit padded the lead.  Jenny Jansen led the fourth off with a home run off the scoreboard for the sixth run of the day.  SIU scored in each of the opening four frames.

As UE was set to bat in the bottom of the fifth, lightning halted play before rain started to fall.  The remainder of the game will take place on Sunday at 11 a.m. before the third game of the series begins.  Senior Day festivities will be held following the final game on Sunday.

**INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S TRACK**

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State’s final home meet of the 2021-22 season went the same way the first two outdoor home meets did, as the Sycamores placed first on both the men’s and women’s side Saturday at the Gibson Track & Field Complex.

The Sycamore men scored 211 points, while Indiana State’s women finished with 125 points. ISU finished 86 points ahead of second-place Eastern Illinois on the men’s side, with the women’s team finishing 20 points ahead of second-place UIndy.

As a team, Indiana State finished with 11 event wins and 28 top-three finishes. Jhivon Wilson (100m and 200m) and Brittney Walker (long jump and triple jump) each won a pair of events for the Sycamores.

Event Winners

Jhivon Wilson – men’s 100m (10.48), men’s 200m (21.24)

Mirlege Castor – women’s 100m (11.77)

Cameron Stevens – men’s 400m (48.57)

Daryl Black – men’s 110m hurdles (14.41)

Quincy Armstrong – men’s 400m hurdles (52.83)

Brittney Walker – women’s long jump (5.83m/19-01.50), women’s triple jump (12.10m/39-08.50)

Dearis Herron – men’s long jump (7.22m/23-08.25)

Wyatt Puff – men’s shot put (17.69m/58-00.50)

Elias Foor – men’s discus throw (53.37m/175-01)

Top-Three Finishes

Wesley Beitler – men’s 5000m (2nd, 15:40.13, competing unattached)

Chloe Loftus – women’s 5000m (2nd, 19:14.76)

Jason Dworak – men’s 3000m steeplechase (2nd, 9:43.70)

Marisa Marshall – women’s high jump (2nd, 1.55m/5-01.00)

Landis Brandon – women’s pole vault (2nd, 3.81m/12-06.00)

Dearis Herron – men’s triple jump (2nd, 14.47m/47-05.75)

Elias Foor – men’s shot put (2nd, 15.92m/52-02.75)

Noah Bolt – men’s discus throw (2nd, 51.52m/169-00), men’s hammer throw (2nd, 57.64m/189-01), men’s shot put (3rd,15.92m/52-02.75)

Jocqael Thorpe – men’s 800m (3rd, 1:57.11)

Maggie Falater – women’s 3000m steeplechase (3rd, 12:05.27)

Brooklyn Giertz – women’s pole vault (3rd, 3.66m/12-00.00)

Brandon Peck – men’s hammer throw (3rd, 56.21m/184-05)

Elijah Grider – men’s javelin (3rd, 44.02m/144-05)

**INDIANA STATE BASEBALL**

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State was unable to hold off a Missouri State rally in the top of the seventh as the Sycamores fell in Saturday afternoon’s contest to the Bears at Bob Warn Field, 11-4.

The Sycamores (21-13, 6-5 MVC) took the early lead thanks to Jordan Schaffer, Sean Ross, and Randall Diaz home runs in the bottom of the third inning in support of a strong start from Connor Fenlong, However, Missouri State (21-18, 5-6 MVC) rallied back with Drake Baldwin’s grand slam sparking 11 unanswered runs by the Bears as MSU clinched the series win.

Fenlong went 5.0 innings in his first collegiate start of the 2022 season. The redshirt junior right-hander allowed six hits and four runs while striking out six in the no-decision. Jared Spencer (1-2) took the loss after allowing two hits and two runs over his 1.0+ innings of work. Jack Parisi, Brennyn Cutts, Jose Cabrera, and Cameron Holycross all combined to go the final three innings to close out the contest.

The trio of Sycamore home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning highlighted an Indiana State offensive attack that featured 11 hits. Keegan Watson and Sean Ross both went 3-for-4 from the plate, while Jordan Schaffer added a double in addition to his home run for his 13th multi-hit game of the season. Ross, Watson, and Seth Gergely also doubled in the contest in the Sycamores’ loss.

Eric Loomis (2-0) went the final 3.2 innings in one-hit relief to earn the Bears’ victory on Saturday. His relief effort came after Forrest Barnes went the first 5.1 frames allowing 10 hits and four runs while striking out four.

Drake Baldwin and Walker Jenkins both homered for the Bears, while Grant Wood, Mason Hull, and Hayden Moore all posted multi-hit games in the win.

**PURDUE FT. WAYNE SOFTBALL**

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Youngstown State received a pair of stellar pitching performances in a doubleheader sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday (April 30). 

GAME 1 | Youngstown State 9, Purdue Fort Wayne 3

All nine starters reached safely for the ‘Dons in the opener.

The Mastodons got on the scoreboard first, starting in the second inning with a two spot. Brayden Lickey doubled in Sonia Solis for the first run. Emma McMillan followed with an RBI to score Lickey.

YSU tied it with two in the third and then broke it up with seven runs in the fourth.

Epiphany Hang added an RBI single in the fourth to make the final 9-3.

Shaina Eyre got the ball to start for Purdue Fort Wayne. She took the loss and is now 3-14. Freshman Gracie Brinkerhoff came out of the bullpen. She threw 3.1 innings, giving up two runs, zero earned, on four hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Lickey was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Hang went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Taylor Warne also contributed for the ‘Dons, putting together two hits in three trips to the plate while adding a walk.

Youngstown State’s Sophie Howell went the distance for a 7.0 complete game. She is now 6-8 with the win.

GAME 2 | Youngstown State 6, Purdue Fort Wayne 1

Youngstown State’s Elle Buffenbarger threw a no-hitter for Youngstown State in game two.

The ‘Dons scored without the benefit of a hit in the sixth. Camryn Mosher opened the inning with a hit by pitch and Taylor Warne walked. They were sacrificed over for the first out of the inning. Mosher then came around to score on a Thais Uyema sacrifice fly.

Jadelyn Johnson (1-6) started and took the loss in the circle for Purdue Fort Wayne.

Emma McMillan had a beauty of a throw from center to end the third inning. She threw out Youngstown State’s Grace Cea to end the frame as Cea was trying to score on a fly ball.

Youngstown State scored two in the fourth and fifth and then added another in the sixth. Roach had a home run for the Penguins.

GAME NOTES

» Mastodon pitching recorded four strikeouts.

» The Penguins improve to 29-22 (14-9 Horizon League). The ‘Dons fall to 7-39 (6-17 Horizon).

ON DECK

» The ‘Dons host Northern Kentucky on Friday (May 6) at 4 p.m.

**PURDUE FT. WAYNE BASEBALL**

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – UIC edged Purdue Fort Wayne 4-2 on Saturday (April 30) afternoon in the middle game of a three-game Horizon League baseball series.

The Mastodons got the scoring started early, putting one run on the board in the bottom the first inning. Jack Lang came across to score on a sacrifice fly by Cade Fitzpatrick.

It stayed 1-0 until the third when a Bryan Rosario single knocked in a run for UIC to make the score 1-1. The Flames added two more in the fifth and one in the sixth to go up 4-1.

Ben Higgins knocked in Jarrett Bickel to make it a 4-2 game in the eighth to get the ‘Dons within two.

The ninth saw the ‘Dons put two runners on, but come up short trying to tie it up.

Jacob Myer is now 2-5 after suffering the loss on the mound. He gave up four runs in 5.2 innings and struck out six. Rex Stills was impressive out of the pen. He threw a scoreless 3.1 innings while allowing three hits, walking one and striking out three.

GAME NOTES

» First pitch was pushed back one hour due to rain.

» Myer and Stills combined for nine strikeouts.

» Higgins also had a double in addition to his RBI.

» The ‘Dons left eight on base.

» Rosario went 2-for-5 with two RBIs for the Flames.

» UIC’s Tyler Ingram went 8.0 innings. He is 3-4. Tanner Shears earned his seventh save of the year.

» The ‘Dons are now 12-29 (9-12 Horizon). UIC improves to 16-18 (9-5 Horizon).

ON DECK

» The ‘Dons and Flames will close out the series on Sunday with a single game at 1 p.m.

**VALPO MEN’S TRACK**

A threatening weather forecast did not deter the Valparaiso University track & field team on Saturday, as the Beacons successfully completed the entirety of their annual home meet at Warren G. Hoger Track and Eastgate Throws Complex without interruption. The Beacons welcomed UIC, Milwaukee and Calumet College of St. Joseph for the Valpo Invite on a day where the hosts boasted numerous personal records throughout each event group.

How It Happened

One of numerous event wins for the hosts came in the hammer throw, where Alek Trafton (Lockport, Ill. / Lockport) launched one 55.07 meters to win the event. He easily outdid his previous PR of 53.55. Furthermore, his 180-foot, eight-inch toss cracked the top five in program history as it ranks fourth in the program record book. Eddie Juszczak (Lowell, Ind. / Lowell) was fourth overall and second on the team in the hammer at 52.30.

Freshman Nehemiah Ray (Chicago, Ill. / Brother Rice) won the men’s 200-meter dash with a time of 21.85.

Another Valpo event champion came in the men’s 1500, where Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) finished in 3:57.11. He led a group of three Beacons in the top five that also included Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage), who was third with a PR of 3:59.39, and Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side), who was fifth at 4:05.30.

In the women’s 1500, Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland) stopped the clock in 4:48.09, finishing as the runner-up in a 15-competitor field.

Elsewhere on the distance track, Valpo took home an event title in the women’s 5,000, with Kaitlynn Leady (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) stopping the clock in 19:39.18.

Tristan Malatlian (Pfafftown, N.C. / Reagan) won the pole vault by clearing 4.45m.

Valpo was led in the men’s 100 by Ray, who turned in a fourth-place time of 10.78. In the women’s 100, the first Beacon to cross the finish was freshman Marion Isaac with a personal-best time of 13.45. Isaac also posted the team’s top time in the women’s 200 at 28.03.

In the mid-distance, Ja’Xon Sibley (Lafayette, Ind. / McCutcheon) was the first Valpo runner to cross with a fourth-place time of 1:58.59 in the men’s 800. That marked the best time of his collegiate career in that event.

In the women’s 800, a strong race by Maranda Donahue (Delton, Mich. / Delton-Kellogg) helped her finish as the runner-up with a time of 2:22.59.

In the men’s discus, Juszczak was the runner-up in a 13-competitor field with a heave of 42.93 meters. In the women’s discus, it was Devyn Miller (Mishawaka, Ind. / Mishawaka) who finished at the forefront of Valpo’s group with a fourth-place distance of 34.38m.

In the women’s hammer throw, Michelle Pierce (Indianapolis, Ind. / Heritage Christian) led the team with a third-place toss of 46.25. She was followed closely by Lena Luebbering (Heyworth, Ill. / Heyworth), who delivered a personal best of 45.46. Tori Gerhardt (Westville, Ind. / Chesterton) also achieved a PR in the hammer at 40.86. Pierce earned a PR in the shot at 12.26m, outdoing her previous best of 11.39.

Tommy Palmer PR’d in the javelin throw at 46.90, finishing as the event runner-up. He also had Valpo’s best shot put with a heave of 12.76, fourth in the field.

David Engstrom (Buffalo Grove, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson) cleared 1.80 meters in the high jump.

**VALPO SOFTBALL**

The Valpo softball team owned a 2-1 lead through three innings against host Illinois State Saturday afternoon in Normal, Ill., but the Redbirds were able to take advantage of scoring opportunities in the middle innings to come away with a 6-2 victory. The second game of Saturday’s scheduled doubleheader was postponed due to thunderstorms and will be made up as part of a Sunday twinbill.

How It Happened

Illinois State took the initial lead with a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the second.

The Beacons used some small ball to go in front in the top of the third. Ryan Milkowski (Olathe, Kan./Olathe West) led off the frame by beating out an infield single, and Kayla Skapyak (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) followed with a bunt single to put two on with nobody out.

After a successful sacrifice moved both runners into scoring position, Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) used her speed to also leg out an infield single to load the bases. A pair of wild pitches from Redbird pitcher Hannah Ross allowed first pinch-runner Lauren Sena (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and then Skapyak to score and give the Beacons a 2-1 lead.

Valpo had a strong chance to add to its advantage to the top of the fourth, with Regi Hecker (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South) leading off the inning with a bunt single and Addi Weaver (Shelbyville, Ind./Shelbyville) walking to put two on with nobody out. A sacrifice moved both runners into scoring position, but they would be stranded there.

The Redbirds plated a pair in the bottom of the fourth to re-take the lead, 3-2, but it looked like the Beacons would respond immediately, as Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) lined a triple to center to lead off the fifth. The final 60 feet proved to be elusive, however, as the next three Valpo hitters went down in order.

Illinois State closed the scoring with a three-run fifth, as the Beacons were unable to put a runner into scoring position in the final two innings.

Inside the Game

The loss was Valpo’s first of the season when out-hitting its opponents. The Beacons picked up eight hits in Saturday’s contest while limiting the Redbirds to six hits.

Skapyak picked up her second multi-hit game of the season out of the nine hole in the batting order, going 2-for-2 with a run scored.

Weaver continued her hot streak at the plate, reaching base twice with a hit and a walk. She has now reached base in eight straight games, and has reached multiple times in four of those contests.

Westphal registered her first triple of the season, but was held without a stolen base for the first time in the last five games.

Cheyenne Nietz (Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem) threw the first 4.1 innings in the circle. Caitlin Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy) tossed the final 1.2 innings and was not charged with a run, striking out three.

Next Up

Valpo (12-29, 3-19 MVC) and Illinois State will now close the weekend series with a Sunday doubleheader beginning at noon. Both games are scheduled for broadcast on ESPN3.

**VALPO BASEBALL**

After a pitchers’ duel took center stage on Friday night, a much different ballgame unfolded on Saturday afternoon at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

The Valparaiso University baseball team banged out seven extra-base hits and raced out to an 11-4 lead in the fourth inning, but host Southern Illinois rallied for a 15-12 victory despite the Beacons posting their highest run total of the season.

How It Happened

After being shut out in Friday’s series opener, Valpo wasted no time in jumping on the scoreboard on Saturday. A bouncing ball to second base turned into an infield single for Nolan Tucker (Cedar Lake, Ind. / Hanover Central) to produce the first Beacon run of the day. Jeremy Drudge (Plymouth, Ind. / Plymouth), who entered Saturday’s lineup as the designated hitter after not playing on Friday, delivered a ground-rule double that drove in two and widened the Valpo lead to 3-0.

The Salukis got one back in the bottom of the first but stranded two.

The Beacons chased SIU starter Noah Farmer from the game in the second with another three spot. The visitors had three extra-base hits in the inning including a leadoff triple by Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran), an RBI double by Kaleb Hannahs (West Terre Haute, Ind. / West Vigo) and a run-scoring two-bagger by Tucker. Brady Renfro (Antigo, Wis. / Antigo) also drove in a run with a single. Valpo did strand two in scoring position as Jake Kuntzendorf came in from the SIU bullpen and prevented further damage.

SIU responded with three runs on four hits in the bottom of the second. The first four batters of the inning reached base, and the Salukis had a chance for more with runners at the corners and one away with the four runs in the bank, but Jake Miller (Chester, N.Y. / Don Bosco Prep) got the final two outs to keep the guests in front 6-4.

A bloop, two-out single by Hannahs produced a third-inning run for the Beacons, plating Ryan, who had doubled earlier in the inning. That extended the Valpo lead back to three at 7-4.

Valpo added to the lead in the top of the fourth, posting the team’s third crooked number in the game’s first four frames. Tucker tripled and scored, and later Jake Kapers (Schererville, Ind. / Mount Carmel) belted a two-run homer to left as part of an inning that built up the lead to 11-4.

SIU responded in a big way in the bottom of the fourth. They scored a half a dozen, including a three-run homer by Grey Epps that capped the inning and reduced the Valpo lead to one at 11-10.

The Salukis scored four in the bottom of the sixth to take their first lead of the game at 14-11. Back-to-back walks to start the inning both came around to score as part of the frame.

SIU added another run in the bottom of the eighth to extend the lead to four.

Hannahs lifted a sacrifice fly in the ninth to make it 15-12. Valpo brought the tying run to the plate, but could get no closer.

Inside the Game

The home run by Kapers was the first of his collegiate career. He made his first start of the season in Friday’s series opener.

Valpo posted its highest run total of the season on Saturday. In fact, the Beacons had already clinched their highest run output of the year in the top of the fourth inning. Valpo’s previous top run total of the season was 10 on three occasions, most recently April 16 at Illinois State.

Saturday’s game marked Valpo’s highest scoring output since May 1 of last season, a 17-13 victory vs. Illinois State. This was the team’s highest scoring output in a road game since scoring 18 at Western Michigan on May 8, 2018.

Tucker had his eighth multi-hit game of the season and his fourth game with three hits or more. The triple was the first of his collegiate career. This marked his second four-hit game of the season as he became the first Valpo player with multiple four-hit games this year. The Beacons have had a player collect four or more hits in a game four times this season, and half of them have been Tucker.

Tucker and Drudge drove in three runs apiece, both matching season highs. For Drudge, the three RBIs equaled a career watermark.

Renfro was on base four times including three walks to extend his on-base streak to 13.

After recording just one extra-base hit to go along with 10 singles in Friday’s series opener, seven of Valpo’s 14 hits went for extra bases on Saturday. 

Up Next

Valpo (13-25, 2-9 MVC) and Southern Illinois will round out the series with a 1 p.m. game on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Links to live video and stats will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.

**U OF I BASEBALL**

INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Vela hit a walk-off RBI single in game one today at Greyhound Park to help UIndy steal a contest over the No. 8-ranked Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars. The Hounds fell in game two by a final of 11-1, moving their overall record 20-24 on the season and 11-8 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).

RIVAS STRIKEOUT TRACKER

In game one, Xavier Rivas tallied 12 strikeouts in six complete innings of work, moving his season strikeout total to 112. With this, he is now second all-time on the UIndy single season strikeout leaderboard, sitting only behind legendary Bill Bright who accumulated 148 strikeouts in 1953. Rivas has now added double-digit strikeouts in nine of his 10 outings this season.

GAME 1 | UIndy 9, UIS 8 (8 innings)

The Prairie Stars took the early advantage in the opening frame with a solo home run. However, Vela answered with a solo homer of his own deep to left field in the next half inning to tie the game. Then, Jared Bujdos collected a walk a few batters later with the bases loaded to give UIndy the lead. UIndy tacked on more runs an inning later after Denton Shepler smacked a two-run RBI double to right field.

Despite this hot start from the Greyhounds, Illinois Springfield scored runs in every half inning the remainder of the seven inning game which proved to be a key turning point. However, UIndy stayed strong with a run in the fifth (Drew Donaldson RBI single) and two in the seventh (Caleb Vaughn sacrifice fly and Shelper RBI single) to extend the game.

UIS blasted a solo dinger in the eighth to eventually take the lead back, but Vela capped things off with a two-run RBI single to right center in the bottom half to win the Hounds the contest.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

 -UIndy had a game-high 13 hits while Illinois Springfield managed nine.

-Four different UIndy batters had a multi-hit game, led by Vela with his three.

-UIS had six home runs, the most given up by UIndy this season.

-UIndy utilized three pitchers in the game while UIS tossed seven different arms.

GAME 2 | UIS 11, UINDY 1

The Prairie Stars led off the scoring in the second game of the afternoon on a two-run homer in the second inning. Illinois Springfield went on to tack on four runs in the fifth and five in the seventh to put the game out of reach. UIndy added one run on a Brian Keeney walk with the bases loaded in the sixth.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

-Illinois Springfield finished with 13 hits while UIndy had 7.

-DeWitt led the team with three hits at the dish while Donaldson added two.

-Both teams left eight on base.

-The Hounds tossed four different pitchers.

UP NEXT

The series between the two programs will conclude tomorrow with one game beginning at noon ET.

**U OF I MEN’S TENNIS**

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Indianapolis men’s tennis team defeated the Southwest Baptist Bearcats 4-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference semifinals on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.

The Hounds swept doubles with electric wins by all three duos. Kicked off by a fire starting 6-3 win by Edgar Destouet and Yoann Viel, while it was Nikolaj Talimaa and Zac Faveri who clinched the first point for the Hounds. The Hounds pairs use chemistry and a unmistakable team gel to launch themselves far above their competition. With howls and coo’s from the courts, the energy the Greyhounds double’s provided would make any opponent shake.

In singles, Viel was  the first to take a win. After a 6-4 first set, the sophomore would allow just one more point in the match to secure the next of the Hounds four points. After Pedro Franca fell in a close six position set, it was Talimaa who would be the next to put the Greyhounds over the Bearcats. After a close 7-6 first set, Talimaa refused to let SBU’s David Szeri move another inch, taking the win in a 6-0 second set.

Closing the win was GLVC Freshman of the Year Edgar Destouet, who took the first set win 7-6 and was fueled by cheers from his teammates watching, clinched the point in a 6-1 win.

V. ROCKHURST

 The team took the first win of the Great Lakes Valley Championship Tournament over the Rockhurst Hawks on Friday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. on Maryville University’s campus.

In doubles, Jason Gerweck and Pedro Franca were the first to finish in doubles with a 6-1 win over Agustin Cortes and Brain King. Edgar Destouet and Yoann Viel were the next to take the win’s in the No. 2 spot with a 6-3 win to take the first point for the Hounds. Nikolaj Talimaa and Zac Faveri’s match went unfinished.

On the singles side, Zac Faveri took the first win in a pair of 6-2 sets. While All-GLVC First Team honoree’s Talimaa and Destouet were the next two to finish their matches, while Talimaa taking a two 6-3 sets and Destouet taking a 6-2 and 7-6 match.

UP NEXT

The Hounds face off in the championship against McKendree on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET.

**U OF I MEN’S LAX**

INDIANAPOLIS – With the 2022 Great Lakes Valley Conference championship tournament underway, 12 members of the UIndy men’s lacrosse team earned All-GLVC honors.  Kyle Basch brought home Specialty Player of the Year once again while Drew Billig, Brendan Hackl, Josh Jackson and Caleb Parker each garnered First Team honors.

All-GLVC First Team

For the second straight season Kyle Basch was named the GLVC Specialty Player of the Year.  The short stick midfielder/defended caused a team-high 20 turnovers on the year while adding 41 ground balls.  Basch recorded three goals and four assists in 14 games.

Drew Billig repeats as a First Team selection after sitting second in the conference with 52 points in the regular season.  The Brighton, Michigan native tallied 23 goals and 29 assists on the year to average 3.71 points per game.

In his first year with the Greyhounds Brendan Hackl was named to the First Team.  The long stick midfielder caused 14 turnovers on the year along with 20 ground balls.  He scored his first career goal in an April victory against Rockhurst.

Josh Jackson brings home his second straight First Team nod.  The defenseman snagged 43 ground balls on the year while adding 17 caused turnovers.

Caleb Parker rounds out the First Team selections for UIndy, earning the first All-GLVC nod of his career.  The face off specialist tallied 124 wins in the circle this season with a win percentage of .600.  The Bixby, Oklahoma native posted two perfect games going 17-for-17 against Walsh and 12-for-12 against Rockhurst.

All-GLVC Second Team

Sophomore Wyatt Auyer earned his first All-GLVC honor of his career after ranking second in the conference with 2.71 goals per game.  He led the Hounds with 38 goals on the year including a conference-leading six game winners.  Auyer recorded at least one point in all but one game this year while scoring at least three goals in eight games.

Brian Robb earned All-GLVC honors for the third consecutive season.  The midfielder posted six multi-point games while tallying 11 goals and 8 assists on the year.

Evan Soucy brought home Second Team honors for the first time in his career with his second straight All-GLVC selection.  The defenseman caused 15 turnovers on the year along with 29 ground balls.

Goalkeeper Austin Barnett also earned his first Second Team nod of his career after leading the conference with 13 wins in net.  The Huntingtown, Maryland native posted 122 saves on the year for a save percentage of .574.  He allowed 84 goals in 14 games for a conference-best 6.73 goals against average.

All-GLVC Honorable Mention

Junior Ben Foster earned his first All-GLVC selection after tallying 18 goals and a pair of assists.  The Sweaburg, Ontario native recorded three games with at least three goals.

Sophomore Dougie Crawford was named Honorable Mention for the second straight season.  The long stick defenseman tallied 12 caused turnovers while adding 13 ground balls in 11 games.

In his final year donning the Crimson and Grey, Jake Zickel posted career-highs in goals (11), assists (10) and points (21) to earn his first All-GLVC nod.  The midfielder added a trio of caused turnovers and 10 ground balls.

**MARIAN BASEBALL**

Marion, Ind. – The Marian baseball team ended their regular season on a high note, taking a win over Indiana Wesleyan in the series finale to split their Saturday doubleheader. Marian’s split decision gives them an overall record of 25-25 entering the postseason, while ending Crossroads League play with a 17-19 record.

Game 1 | Indiana Wesleyan 8-3 Marian

The Knights attacked the Wildcats first in Saturday’s game one, getting a one-out single from JJ Rivera. Rivera took second on a wild throw in from the outfield, and Matteo Porcellato followed with an RBI base hit to put the Knights in front 1-0. Damien Wallace took the mound and started strong facing the minimum in the first inning, but in the second saw the game come back to even as Indiana Wesleyan picked up a lead-off home run to the short porch in left.

The game remained a 1-1 tie after both sides received flawless efforts in the third inning, but in the fourth the Wildcats found their offense with a lead-off single. A hit batter put two on and led to an RBI base hit, and with one out MJ Stavola slashed a two RBI double to left field. IWU would add another double and a two RBI single as the inning wore on, totaling five hits in the inning to score six runs and lead 7-1. An RBI single in the fifth off reliever Chris Adams brought in the Wildcats eighth run of the game, as the home team lead 8-1 at the half-way point.

Marian’s offense attempted a comeback starting in the sixth as Caden Mason and JJ Rivera each picked up a base hit, but back to back outs spoiled the momentum. Trey Heidlage managed a lead-off single in the seventh and scored on a Bryce Davenport RBI double, and in the eighth AJ Bordenet picked up an RBI single, but Marian left men on in both innings as they were unable to extend their run.

Adams kept Marian in the game throwing a scoreless sixth and seventh inning, and in the eighth Jaxon Meyer kept the Knights within five runs as he threw a scoreless inning allowing a runner to reach on an error. In their final at bats Davenport drew a lead-off walk and Mason reached on an error, but a groundout and fly out ended a Marian comeback attempt as Indiana Wesleyan took the third game of the series 8-3.

Wallace took the loss on the mound going four innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits. Adams tossed three innings and allowed three hits, while Meyer threw a hitless frame in the eighth. At the plate Rivera and Heidlage each had two hits, and Davenport and Dion Wintjes each hit one double.

Game 2 | Marian 8-5 Indiana Wesleyan

The Wildcats found their offense in each of the first two innings in the second act, picking up three hits to drive in two runs in the bottom of the first inning off Davis Enfield, while the sophomore righty allowed a two-out home run in the bottom of the second inning to give Indiana Wesleyan two more runs.

IWU’s strong start was muddled by an aggressive offensive approach from Marian, as they picked up a hit in the first before getting a lead-off double from Davenport in the second inning. An error gave Marian their second base runner, and Kameron Salazar scored Davenport to get the team’s first run of the game. In the third Hironori Kato and Rivera hit back to back singles to lead-off the inning, and Porcellato drew a walk to load the bases. Wintjes would ground into a double play, but was able to score Kato to bring in the second run. Davenport followed with an RBI single to center, bringing the Knights within a 4-3 deficit going into the bottom of the third.

In the bottom of the third Enfield began the inning with a walk, prompting a call to the bullpen for Dylan Sprong. Sprong too walked a batter, but a double play helped get out of the inning and spark the Knights. With momentum shifting, Heidlage began the fourth reaching on an error, with Salazar following with a base hit. Donavan Shepherd also reached on an error to load the bases, and Rivera made the poor fielding pay with a two RBI single. With a lead, Porcellato tacked on one more getting an RBI groundout to push the Knights in front 6-4.

Jake Marin and Michael Mates tag-teamed to throw a scoreless home half in the fourth, and the offense worked another run in the top of the fifth as Kato drew the fourth walk in the inning to score a run. Mates finished the bottom of the fifth clearn, keeping the 7-4 lead steady. Porcellato added another run in the sixth with a single, stealing second before scoring on a passed ball. Mates started the bottom of the sixth, but after allowing a single coach Todd Bacon went to Taylor Soper. Soper quickly picked up his teammate with three quick outs, picking off a runner to end the sixth in front 8-4.

A lightning delay prolonged the inevitable, but after the stoppage Soper closed the game with a double play at first base from Davenport, as Marian stranded a runner in scoring position to lock down the 8-5 win.

The offense picked it up in game two with 11 hits, with Kato, Rivera, Porcellato, and Davenport each ripping two a piece. Rivera had two of the six RBI in the win, and five different players drew a walk. Enfield did not factor into the decision allowing four runs, while Sprong was the winning pitcher throwing one inning with no hits allowed. Soper earned the save, as the closer recorded the final six outs and allowed one hit.

Marian will begin play in the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, with the duration of the tournament hosted at Taylor University. A tournament scheduled will be released early next week, with Marian taking the No. 6 seed to set up a rematch with No. 3 seed Indiana Wesleyan.

**MARIAN SOFTBALL**

INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian softball team ended their regular season with a win Saturday, taking game two in a doubleheader against Grace College. The Marian senior day win gives the Knights a record of 38-9 entering the postseason, holding a 28-8 record in Crossroads League play.

Game 1 | Grace 4-1 Marian

Olivia Stunkel got Marian off to a great start defensively striking out the side in her first inning of work, but the offense got cut-off as a lead-off single from Savannah Harweger was stranded at third. Stunkel left a pitch over the plate for her counterpart Jeri Ellis in the top of the second as the Lancers pitcher ripped a lead-off solo home run, but the Knights rookie settled in to strike out the side again.

The score stuck at 1-0 going into the bottom of the third inning, but with two outs the offense found a late spark as Harweger picked up an infield single. Harweger swiped second base to get into scoring position, and scored three pitches later as Jenna Minnix smacked a single through the right side. The dominant pitching kept the game tied going into the bottom of the fifth, as one runner from either side managed to reach base. Marian was retired in order in the bottom of the fifth, as the score stuck at 1-1.

In the top of the sixth the Lancers manufactured a run getting a lead-off single and a one-out double to put a pair of runners on, with Ellis singling to center to plate her second run of the game. Stunkel got out of it with a grounder up the middle, but her offense came up short in the home half looking to tie. Grace added to their lead in the top seventh with a pair of two out hits, vaulting their lead to three runs. Marian’s rally attempt was started with a two-out double from Grace Meyer, but the Knights were unable to stack the hits falling 4-1.

Harweger had two of Marian’s four hits, with Minnix and Meyer claiming the others. Stunkel suffered her third loss of the season in game one, allowing eight hits and four runs. The freshman pitcher struckout a season best 13 batters in the game one defeat.

Game 2 | Marian 10-2 Grace | 6 Innings

Game two began similarly as Sydney Wilson and Kierstin Fickas locked horns with a scoreless first inning. Grace found their offense in the top of the second getting a pair of bloop singles to left field, leading to a pair of runs as the inning wore on. Marian answered in the bottom of the frame with a solo shot from Hayley Greene that crashed off the scoreboard. The Knights trailed 2-1 after two innings.

Grace threatened to add to their lead in the top of the third with two Lancers recording a hit, but Wilson got a groundout to end the threat and bring the offense up. Mackenzie Dalton singled to lead-off the inning, and three batters after a Harweger bunt, Sierra Norman posted a single down the left field line, scoring Dalton to tie the game 2-2.

Marian blew the game open and took control in the bottom of the fourth, beginning the inning with Caroline Roop reaching on an error. Roop was thrown out as Emma Maple reached on a fielder’s choice, but a walk to Abbi Wirey got the home team a second runner and forced a pitching change. Dalton advanced Maple to third with a groundout, and on a pickoff attempt a thrown sailed into the outfield, letting Maple score the go-ahead run. Wirey also scored an unearned run, and Shelbie Stotts finished the inning with an RBI single, pushing Marian ahead 5-2. Stotts’ RBI hit allowed her to break Chelsey Hartman’s 2015 single season RBI record.

Wilson worked quickly in both the fifth and sixth innings allowing one runner on in total, and the offense finished the game in the sixth with Dalton drawing a lead-off walk. Harweger followed with a walk of her own, and Stotts drove in two more with a double to left field. Greene added a two-out single, and Caroline Roop slammed an RBI single back to the pitcher. Maple got an RBI single of her own, and with the bases loaded Dalton finished the game with an RBI, reaching on an error to run-rule the Lancers in six innings, 10-2.

Greene finished the game 3-4 at the plate with a home run, while Stotts went 2-4 with three RBI. Dalton scored two of Marian’s 10 runs, and Harweger drew three walks. Wilson earned a senior day win, going a complete six innings allowing two runs and seven hits. The senior struckout one batter in her 79 pitch win.

Marian will be the No. 2 seed in next week’s Crossroads League Tournament, and will play the 10 a.m. game in the tournament opener. Game one will played at Grand Park in Westfield, and a tournament guide will be released next week on muknights.com

**TAYLOR BASEBALL**

UPLAND, Ind. – The No. 24 Taylor baseball team (36-16, 26-10) completed a four-game sweep of Grace (17-33, 10-26 CL) on Saturday afternoon, a day especially noteworthy as Taylor head coach, Kyle Gould, surpassed 600-career wins.

Gould now holds a 601-332 record in his 18 years as the Trojans’ skipper, averaging over 33 wins-per-year and maintaining a .644 win-percentage in just under two decades of coaching experience.

His most-relevant wins, however, came today as Taylor navigated a fair amount of adversity en route to claiming victories in its final two games of the 2022 regular-season.

In an offensive slugfest, a game in which Taylor found itself down 11-to-eight after a six-run Lancer sixth, the Trojans pulled out a 19-11 win in game one. The two teams combined for 30 runs and 37 hits in a back-and-forth boxing match, as six lead-changes took place throughout the nine-inning affair.

Grace got on top with two in the top of the first, though Taylor answered with three runs of its own in the bottom half, thanks in large part to five walks drawn from the Lancer starting pitcher.

The Lancers returned punches in the second, though, posting three more runs on the board to snag a five-to-three lead after two.

Camden Knepp and the Trojans then fought back to tie the game at five after four innings of play, a comeback catalyzed by the sophomore’s two-run home run to left center in the third.

Conner Crawford, then, caught the home-run bug by rocketing a two-run bomb to left in the fourth, before spreading that bug to Jacob Morris, who pelted a three-run blast to left center in the sixth to give Taylor the lead once again.

The Trojan offense delivered the knockout punch in the seventh and eighth innings, scratching seven more runs into the scorebook, including five in the eighth thanks to seven hits in that inning alone.

Taylor finished game one with an absurd 23 hits and 19 runs scored. Each of the nine TU starters recorded a hit, and eight of the nine posted multiple hits.

Crawford led the way with a four-hit performance, while four other Trojans followed suit with three of their own. Meanwhile, a three-headed monster in the middle of the lineup produced 12 of the 19 Trojan runs, comprised of Morris, Knepp, and catcher, Ben Kalbaugh, who each drove in four RBI in the game-one victory.

While Grace slapped 11 runs on the board, three Trojan pitchers put forth noteworthy performances, including Matt Dutkowski who threw three-and-two-thirds scoreless-innings in relief, racking up four strikeouts and allowing just two hits.

Alec Holcomb (1-0) contributed three innings of scoreless-relief himself, picking up his first win of the season while also surrendering just two hits in tandem with three k’s. Drew Kindy, then, ended the game by posting a zero on the board in the top half of the ninth as Taylor secured a 19-11 game-one win.

Game two ended with a walk-off winner in the rain, but the path to get there was a bit rocky for the TU faithful gathered at Winterholter Field.

The Lancers struck first with two runs in the top half of the second, only to be met with a four-run Trojan bottom half of the inning, however. This time, it was a two-out three-run double to left center struck by the nation’s leader in RBI, TJ Bass.

Bass collected another five RBI throughout the day on Saturday, boosting his season-total to 84 and now easily surpassing the previous TU single-season program-record of 68.

Taylor added two more runs in the fifth to establish a six-to-two lead, though Grace refused to lie down and smacked the Trojans in the mouth with six runs in the top half of the seventh.

Hence, the home team began its final at-bat of the regular season down eight-to-six with the rain falling down, just three outs away from entering the postseason on a low note.

The TU starting pitcher, Michael Pinarski, and senior shortstop, Nick Rusche, would tell a different story though, as Pinarski tied the game at eight with a two-run double down the left-field line.

Rusche, then, stepped to the plate with the winning run on second and two outs, after which he swiftly smacked a game-winning base hit to right center to steal a 9-8 win from Grace in game two.

With Saturday’s wins, the TU baseball program has now posted 35-or-more wins in six-consecutive full seasons. Furthermore, Taylor’s 10 seniors finished their last regular-season in a Trojan uniform with a cumulative record of 122-59, equating to a .674 win-percentage.

Gould and the No. 24 Trojan senior-class will now bring their abundance of wins into the Crossroads League Tournament, hosted on the campus of Taylor University and set to commence Friday, May 6th, at 10:00 am.

Taylor (36-16, 26-10) will serve as the number-two seed in the double-elimination tournament, set to play the seven-seed Spring Arbor (24-25-1, 15-20 CL) at 1:00 pm on Friday afternoon.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1879       At Cleveland’s Kennard Street Park, the newly transplanted Blues, who played in Indianapolis last season, drop their season opener to the Providence Grays, 15-4. The game marks the managerial debut of 23-year-old right-hander Jim McCormick, the youngest skipper in major league history.

1883       National League baseball returns to the City of Brotherly Love when Philadelphia hosts its first Senior Circuit game since 1876. After holding their spring training at Recreation Park, the Quakers open their season in the same ballpark, losing to the Providence Grays, 4-3.

1883       The Gothams play their first game in franchise history, defeating Boston, 7 to 5, at the Southeast Diamond at the Polo Grounds in a contest featuring four future Hall of Famers; catcher Buck Ewing, first baseman Roger Connor, center fielder John Montgomery Ward, and pitcher Mickey Welch. The newcomers, known later as the Giants, will finish the season in sixth place in the eight-team National League with a record of 46-50, sixteen games behind today’s opponent, the league-leading Beaneaters.

1884       Moses Fleetwood Walker becomes the first black to play in the major leagues when the Blue Stockings drop a 5-1 decision to Louisville at Eclipse Park. The 27-year-old Toledo catcher, who will hit above the league average, batting .263 in the 42 games he plays with the American Association team, goes 0-for-3 and commits four errors in his much-anticipated debut.

1891       In front of 10,000 fans, Spider right-hander Cy Young beats the visiting Reds, 12-3, in the first game ever played in Cleveland’s League Park. The National League club will call the Hough neighborhood ballpark home until 1899, when the club goes out of business, losing their best players due to the actions of their unscrupulous owner, which results in a disastrous 20-134 season.

1901       Herm McFarland hits the first grand slam in American League history, contributing to the White Sox’ 19-9 rout of the Tigers. Detroit commits an AL-record 12 errors, 10 in the infield, in the South Side Park contest.

1906       At Brooklyn’s Washington Park, Philadelphia southpaw John Lush strikes out 11 batters en route to throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the Superbas, a team known as the Dodgers beginning in 1911. There will not be another no-hitter by a Phillies pitcher until Jim Bunning’s perfect game against the Mets in 1964.

1920       Babe Ruth hits his 50th career home run, the first of the 659 round-trippers he will collect with the Yankees. The New York right fielder also contributes a double in the team’s 6-0 victory over the Red Sox at the Polo Grounds, the ballpark they share with the National League’s Giants.

1920       The longest game ever played ends after 26 innings in a 1-1 tie, with Brooklyn Robin right-hander Leon Cadore and the Braves hurler Joe Oeschger, also right-handed, both go the distance for their respective clubs. Boston third baseman Charlie Pick establishes the major league record for hitless at-bats in one game, going 0-for-11 in the marathon.

1925       Seventeen-year-old Jimmie Foxx pinch-hits a single in his first major league at-bat in the A’s 9-4 loss to Washington at Griffith Stadium. The future Hall of Famer will finish his 20-year career with a .325 lifetime batting average.

1926       Chattanooga right-hander Satchel Paige makes his professional pitching debut, blanking the New Orleans Algiers, 1-0. The Black Lookouts rookie gives up only two hits in the Negro Southern League contest.

1939       At Comiskey Park, the White Sox defeat the Cubs and Dizzy Dean, 4-1, in an exhibition game to benefit Monty Stratton. The former pitcher, who lost his leg in an off-season hunting accident, tries to pitch in the game and receives a new car and nearly $30,000 from the receipts of the contest.

1949       The second major league player born in Czechoslovakia, Philadelphia outfielder Elmer Valo, becomes the first American Leaguer to hit a pair of bases-loaded triples in the same game. In the A’s 15-9 victory over the Senators at Shibe Park, the 28-year-old hustling line-drive hitter will deliver a third bases-loaded triple later in the season, equalling the AL mark Shano Collins established in 1918.

1951       In an 8-3 loss to the Yankees at Comiskey Park, White Sox hurler Randy Gumpert gives up the first of Mickey Mantle’s 536 major league home runs. The ball blasted on Mother’s Day, which will be worth $165,000 at Sotheby’s auction in 2004, is inscribed by the future Hall of Fame slugger, including the following detail on the ball, “My first H.R. in the Majors, May 1st, 1951, 4:50 p.m. Chicago,” as well as “6th inning off Randy Gumpert.”

1951       At Comiskey Park, Minnie Minoso, becoming the first black to play for the White Sox, makes his debut, hitting a 415-foot home run off the Yankees’ Vic Raschi on the first pitch in his first plate appearance with the team. The speedy outfielder, who previously played with the Cleveland Indians, bats .326 and leads the league in stolen bases and triples but loses out to Yankee infielder Gil McDougald for Rookie of the Year honors.

1955       At Cleveland Stadium, the Indian starters put on a ‘pitching clinic’ during a doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox. Veteran Bob Feller holds Boston hitless for 6+ innings and hurls his major league record 12th one-hitter in a 2-0 victory, and in the nightcap, rookie left-hander Herb Score strikes out the first nine batters (he will whiff a total of 16) en route to a 2-1 four-hitter win.

1957       The Cubs trade Gene Baker and Dee Fondy to the Pirates for Dale Long and Lee Walls, who will combine to hit 45 home runs for their new team. Fondy will hit .313 for the Bucs, but the first baseman will be traded in December to the Reds for Ted Kluszewski.

1959       White Sox hurler Early Wynn throws a one-hitter while striking out 14 Boston batters. The 39 year-old pitcher’s leadoff home run off Tom Brewer in the eighth inning proves to be the difference in the Comiskey Park contest when Chicago beats the Red Sox, 1-0.

1965       Yogi Berra, appearing in his first game since 1963, grounds out to first base unassisted when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 9-2 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. The former Yankees icon, who became a player-coach for the crosstown rivals after being fired as the Bronx Bombers’ manager last fall, will play in four National League contests, collecting two hits in nine at-bats before retiring as a player.

1965       Tommy Davis, trying to break up a double play, dislocates and breaks his ankle sliding into second base in the fourth inning of the team’s 4-2 victory over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. The two-time National League batting champ will not play again this year until he appears as a pinch-hitter in the season finale.

1965       After a 6-4 victory in the first game of the Astrodome twin bill, Dave Giusti and the Astros beat the Cubs again in the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader, 6-1, to extend the first-place team’s winning streak to double digits. The ten consecutive victories will remain a club record until 1999.

1966       Indian right-hander Sam McDowell, yielding only a third-inning double to Don Buford, hurls his second consecutive one-hitter when he blanks Chicago, 1-0, at Cleveland Stadium. In his previous start, ‘Sudden Sam’ also limited his opponents to one hit, a sixth-inning single by Kansas City outfielder Jose Tartabull.

1969       After being crushed for six runs in Cincinnati’s 14-0 rout of the Astros a week ago, Don Wilson no-hits the Reds at Crosley Field, 4-0. The performance by the 24-year-old right-hander, who also authored a hitless game as a rookie, comes on the heels of Jim Maloney’s no-no against Houston yesterday.

1972       Philadelphia starter Dick Selma goes the distance, three-hitting the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 2-1. The victory is the fifth consecutive complete-game thrown by a Phillies starter, with Steve Carlton, Woody Fryman, Barry Lersch, and Bill Champion each finishing their game without help from the bullpen.

1973       The Giants, one out from defeat, score seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun the Pirates at Candlestick Park, 8-7. Chris Arnold pinch-hits a two-out grand slam, and three batters later, Bobby Bonds delivers a walk-off three-run double to left field to complete San Francisco’s incredible come-from-behind victory.

1974       Pirates starter Dock Ellis, upset with his opponent’s swagger, hits the first three Reds’ batters he faces with the first five pitches he throws. After plunking Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and Dan Driessen, the pitcher deliberately throws two pitches behind Tony Perez’s head before walking the clean-up hitter and then goes 0-2 on Johnny Bench, before Pittsburgh pilot Danny Murtaugh removes him.

1974       The commissioner’s office suspends 16 Dodger players and three coaches for going into the stands during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans on May 16. The suspensions totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches is the harshest penalty ever handed down by major league baseball..

1979       In the bottom of the 11th inning, pinch-hitter Roger Freed blasts a two-out walk-off ultimate grand slam, giving the Cardinals an incredible 7-6 comeback victory over Houston. In the top of the frame, the Astros had scored three runs to take a 6-3 lead before the 34-year-old reserve player dramatically ended the game.

1980       Commissioner Bowie Kuhn fines the Mets due to disparaging remarks made against the Yankees by Jerry Della Femina, the president of the team’s advertising agency. The high-powered ad man, paid $400,000 to develop a campaign to bolster the sagging attendance at Shea Stadium, made sarcastic comments about crosstown Reggie Jackson and Bucky Dent and was quoted to say their Bronx ballpark was in an unsafe neighborhood.

1980       Mets starter Pete Falcone sets a franchise record when he strikes out the first six batters he faces, a group that includes Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt among the half dozen batters, in the team’s 2-1 loss to the Phillies at Shea Stadium. The southpaw’s mark remains intact for 34 years until Jacob DeGrom, who will become the National League’s Rookie of the Year, fans eight Miami batters from the start of a 2014 game to tie Jim Deshaies’ major league record.

1984       Dwight Gooden becomes the first teenager to strike out at least ten players since Bert Blyleven accomplished the feat in 1970. The Mets’ 19-year-old phenom, who will break Herb Score’s rookie record with 276 Ks this season, will have a total of 15 double-digit strikeout games this year.

1985       Jimmy Key becomes the first left-handed starter in more than four years to win a game for the Blue Jays when the team beats California, 6-3. Paul Mirabella, who beat Boston on the final day of the season in 1980, was the last southpaw starter during the past 614 games to get a victory for Toronto.

1991       Rangers right-hander Nolan Ryan pitches the seventh no-hitter of his career when he defeats the Blue Jays at Arlington Stadium, 3-0. The 44-year-old Texan fireballer, who strikes out 16 batters, becomes the oldest major leaguer ever to throw a no-hit game.

1991       Rickey Henderson passes Lou Brock to become baseball’s all-time stolen base leader with his 939th career steal. The A’s outfielder, who will finish his 25-year career with 1,406, establishes the new major league mark when he swipes third base in the team’s 7-4 victory over New York at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

1996       With his 6-for-8 performance in an 11-6 extra-inning victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards, Gerald Williams becomes only the second Yankee in franchise history to collect six hits in a game. Myril Hoag had accomplished the feat for the Bronx Bombers in 1934 in a contest played at Fenway Park.

1997       Randy Myers gets the last two outs of the ninth inning in the Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Twins in the Metrodome. The southpaw Baltimore closer has recorded eleven consecutive saves to start the season.

2000       San Francisco’s left fielder Barry Bonds becomes the first player to hit a ball into San Francisco Bay, aka McCovey’s Cove. The first ‘splashdown’ home run at Pacific Bell Park helps the Giants to beat the Mets, 10-3.

2000       Thanks to Quilvio Veras’ third-inning homer proving to be the difference, the Braves establish a modern franchise record with the team’s 14th straight victory, beating the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, 2-1. In 1891, the Boston Beaneaters won 18 consecutive contests, setting the all-time club mark.

2001       The ulna bone in Mike Fyhrie’s left arm breaks due to being struck by the flying barrel of a broken bat. The Cubs’ righty reliever used his arm to protect himself when the Padres’ Santiago Perez’s broken bat exploded in the direction of the mound.

2002       Trevor Hoffman, recording his 321st save for San Diego, establishes a new big-league record for the most saves for one team, surpassing Dennis Eckersley’s mark of 320 with Oakland. The long-time Padres closer, now eighth on the all-time list, was traded as a rookie pitcher by the Marlins as part of the Gary Sheffield deal in 1993.

2004       Barry Bonds, in the Giants’ 6-3 victory over Florida at Pac Bell Park, sets a major league record by being walked four times intentionally in a nine-inning game. In 1990, Cubs’ outfielder Andre Dawson was given five intentional passes in a 16-inning contest against the Reds.

2004       In the nightcap of a twin bill at US Cellular Field, Frank Catalanotto becomes the first Blue Jay in franchise history to collect six hits in one game. The left fielder’s double and five singles contribute to Toronto’s 10-6 victory over the White Sox.

2005       Johan Santana’s 17-game winning streak is snapped when the Twins drop a 2-1 decision to the Angels. The American League’s reigning Cy Young Award winner allows just two hits over eight innings, but they are solo home runs by Vladimir Guerrero and Jose Molina.

2006       With a police escort from the airport, Doug Mirabelli, changing into his uniform in the car, arrives at Fenway Park 13 minutes before the game starts. The Red Sox reacquired the fan-favorite backstop from the Padres earlier in the day to continue his familiar role as a personal catcher to knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, tonight’s starting pitcher against the Yankees.

2009       Joe Mauer makes his delayed season debut memorable by hitting a home run in his first at-bat during the Twins’ 7-5 victory over the Royals at the Metrodome. The two-time batting champion, who missed spring training and the first 22 games while recovering from an inflammation in his lower back, gets his fourth standing ovation of the night when Sidney Ponson’s first-inning fastball sails into the left-field stands.

2009       With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Duaner Sanchez walks Russell Martin, who checks his swing on a full count with the bases loaded, bringing home the winning run in L.A.’s 1-0 triumph over the Padres. The win keeps the Dodgers undefeated at home, extending their record at Chavez Ravine to 8-0 with their ‘walk-off’ victory.

2011       The Phillies fans attending the ESPN Sunday Night Game against the Mets start chanting “USA, USA” when word spreads of the death of Osama Bin Laden. The sellout crowd’s reaction comes as a surprise to the players on the field, who are unaware of the historic event.

2012       With the final payment received on the record $2.15-billion purchase price, Frank McCourt’s turbulent era of the Dodger ownership comes to an end. The team’s new ownership group, fronted by Magic Johnson and incoming club president Stan Kasten, includes Mark Walter, the CEO of the Guggenheim Financial, who arranged the financing and holds a controlling interest in the franchise.

2012       Twenty years after getting his first win managing New York at the old Yankee Stadium, Buck Showalter records his 1,000th career managerial victory when Baltimore beats his former team at the new Bronx ballpark. The 55-year-old detail-driven skipper has compiled a 1,000-958 record during his stints with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rangers, and Orioles.

2015       “Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on his 660th home run. Milestones in baseball are meant to be broken and I wish him continued success throughout his career” – WILLIE MAYS, congratulating A-Rod on tying him for fourth on the all-time home run list. Amidst very audible boos at Fenway Park, Alex Rodriguez blasts a 3-0 fastball over the Green Monster for his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. The eighth-inning round-tripper, the first pinch-hit homer of A-Rod’s career, proves to be the difference in the Yankees’ 3-2 victory over the Red Sox.

2020       Major League Baseball suspends Emmanuel Clase, the Indians’ biggest offseason acquisition, for 80 games after he tested positive for Boldenone, a banned anabolic steroid developed for veterinary use, primarily for the treatment of horses. Cleveland traded two-time Cy Young Award recipient Corey Kluber to obtain the 24-year-old hard-throwing right-handed reliever from the Rangers.

2021       Before pitching three innings and taking the loss against the Orioles, A’s southpaw Jesus Luzardo broke the pinkie finger on his pitching hand while playing a video game. The 23-year-old Parkland (FL) native will be put on the 10-day injured list tomorrow when an x-ray reveals he sustained a hairline fracture thumping on a table while gaming four hours prior to starting at RingCentral Coliseum.

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LPGA: PALOS VERDES CHAMPIONSHIP6:00PMGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
BOSTON AT BALTIMORE1:05PMMLBN
NESN
MASN/2
MINNESOTA AT TAMPA BAY1:10PMBALLY SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS
SAN DIEGO AT PITTSBURGH1:35PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-PIT
HOUSTON AT TORONTO1:37PMMLBN
ATTSN-SW
SPORTSNET
SEATTLE AT MIAMI1:40PMROOT SPORTS
BALLY SPORTS
LA ANGELS AT CHI. WHITE SOX2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CHI
CHI. CUBS AT MILWAUKEE2:10PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
NY YANKEES AT KANSAS CITY2:10PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
ARIZONA AT ST. LOUIS2:15PMBALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT TEXAS2:35PMBALLY SPORTS
CINCINNATI AT COLORADO3:10PMATTSN-RM
BALLY SPORTS
WASHINGTON AT SAN FRANCISCO4:05PMMLBN
NBCS-BAY
NBCS-WSH
CLEVELAND AT OAKLAND4:07PMNBCS-CA
BALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT LA DODGERS4:10PMMLBN
SPORTSNET
BALLY SPORTS
PHILADELPHIA AT NY METS7:00PMESPN
NBCS-PHI
SNY
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
INDYCAR: GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA1:00PMNBC
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP3:00PMNBC
NASCAR CUP: DRYDENE 4003:00PMFS1
NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST SEMIFINALS GAME 1: MILWAUKEE AT BOSTON1:00PMABC
WEST SEMIFINALS GAME 1: GOLDEN STATE AT MEMPHIS3:30PMABC
NHLTIME ETTV
SEATTLE AT WINNIPEG2:00PMROOT SPORTS
SPORTSNET
SOCCERTIME ETTV
SERIE A: JUVENTUS VS VENEZIA6:30AMPARAMOUNT+
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP: CELTIC VS RANGERS7:00AMCBSSN
LIGUE 1: TROYES VS LILLE7:00AMBEIN SPORTS
LA LIGA: ELCHE VS OSASUNA8:00AMESPN+
LIGUE 1: BREST VS CLERMONT9:00AMBEIN SPORTS
LIGUE 1: MONTPELLIER VS METZ9:00AMBEIN SPORTS
LIGUE 1: MONACO VS ANGERS SCO9:00AMBEIN SPORTS
LIGUE 1: LORIENT VS REIMS9:00AMBEIN SPORTS
SERIE A: MILAN VS FIORENTINA9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
SERIE A: EMPOLI VS TORINO9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: EVERTON VS CHELSEA9:00AMUSA
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS LEICESTER CITY9:00AMPEACOCK
BRASILEIRÃO: BOTAFOGO VS JUVENTUDE10:00AMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: GRANADA VS CELTA DE VIGO10:15AMESPN+
LIGUE 1: BORDEAUX VS NICE11:05AMBEIN SPORTS
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: WEST HAM UNITED VS ARSENAL11:30AMUSA
SERIE A: UDINESE VS INTERNAZIONALE12:00PMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: RAYO VALLECANO VS REAL SOCIEDAD12:30PMESPN+
MLS: NEW YORK CITY VS SJ EARTHQUAKES1:00PMESPN+
LIGA MX: PUMAS UNAM VS PACHUCA1:00PMUNIVISION
SERIE A: ROMA VS BOLOGNA2:45PMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: BARCELONA VS MALLORCA3:00PMESPN+
BRASILEIRÃO: CORINTHIANS VS FORTALEZA3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: CORITIBA VS FLUMINENSE3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: NASHVILLE SC VS PHILADELPHIA UNION4:00PMESPN
LIGA MX: ATLÉTICO SAN LUIS VS SANTOS LAGUNA5:00PMTUDN
NWSL: WASHINGTON SPIRIT VS OL REIGN5:00PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: INTERNACIONAL VS AVAÍ6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: ORLANDO PRIDE VS NJ/NY GOTHAM FC7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS SAN DIEGO WAVE7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
LIGA MX: LEÓN VS TOLUCA9:00PMTUDN
MLS: LOS ANGELES FC VS MINNESOTA UNITED10:00PMFS1
USFLTIME ETTV
BIRMINGHAM STALLIONS VS. NEW ORLEANS2:30PMUSA

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES156.71410 – 35 – 38 – 57 – 10 – 09 – 1W 8
TORONTO148.6361.58 – 46 – 47 – 40 – 07 – 47 – 3W 1
TAMPA BAY129.57139 – 63 – 35 – 12 – 33 – 47 – 3L 1
BOSTON913.4096.53 – 46 – 95 – 104 – 30 – 03 – 7L 1
BALTIMORE714.33384 – 43 – 103 – 80 – 03 – 44 – 6W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA129.5718 – 44 – 53 – 37 – 22 – 28 – 2W 1
CLEVELAND912.42933 – 36 – 90 – 35 – 22 – 43 – 7W 2
CHI WHITE SOX812.4003.56 – 52 – 72 – 13 – 93 – 22 – 8W 1
KANSAS CITY712.36845 – 72 – 50 – 27 – 60 – 33 – 7L 2
DETROIT713.3504.54 – 83 – 52 – 43 – 60 – 03 – 7W 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA ANGELS148.6368 – 56 – 31 – 25 – 16 – 57 – 3L 1
HOUSTON1110.5242.52 – 49 – 62 – 30 – 08 – 65 – 5L 1
SEATTLE1110.5242.57 – 24 – 81 – 26 – 44 – 25 – 5L 4
OAKLAND1011.4763.54 – 56 – 67 – 40 – 21 – 24 – 6L 2
TEXAS714.3336.53 – 94 – 51 – 20 – 05 – 95 – 5W 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS157.6826 – 39 – 46 – 32 – 17 – 36 – 4L 1
MIAMI128.60026 – 36 – 58 – 21 – 21 – 28 – 2W 7
PHILADELPHIA1111.50048 – 53 – 63 – 61 – 25 – 27 – 3W 1
ATLANTA1012.45556 – 74 – 52 – 44 – 33 – 45 – 5L 1
WASHINGTON716.3048.53 – 114 – 53 – 71 – 33 – 61 – 9L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE157.6827 – 38 – 42 – 111 – 40 – 18 – 2W 5
ST. LOUIS119.55035 – 56 – 43 – 36 – 41 – 24 – 6L 2
PITTSBURGH912.4295.55 – 64 – 63 – 15 – 101 – 14 – 6W 1
CHI CUBS813.3816.54 – 64 – 71 – 24 – 72 – 22 – 8L 3
CINCINNATI318.14311.51 – 72 – 112 – 21 – 20 – 121 – 9L 5
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
SAN FRANCISCO147.6676 – 48 – 37 – 51 – 02 – 17 – 3W 1
LA DODGERS137.6500.57 – 26 – 52 – 14 – 04 – 55 – 5L 1
SAN DIEGO148.6360.56 – 48 – 42 – 27 – 15 – 57 – 3L 1
COLORADO129.57128 – 44 – 52 – 54 – 22 – 14 – 6W 2
ARIZONA1012.4554.55 – 75 – 54 – 62 – 13 – 46 – 4W 2

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT

FINAL NHL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
1 XYZ-FLORIDA PANTHERS82581861225534024634-7-024-11-67-3-0
2 XY-CAROLINA HURRICANES82542081165327820229-8-425-12-48-2-0
3 X-TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS82542171155131525331-8-223-13-57-2-1
4 X-NEW YORK RANGERS82522461104825420727-10-425-14-26-4-0
5 X-TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING82512381104928723327-8-624-15-27-3-0
6 X-PITTSBURGH PENGUINS824625111034327222923-13-523-12-65-4-1
7 X-BOSTON BRUINS82512651074925522026-13-225-13-36-4-0
8 X-WASHINGTON CAPITALS824426121003927524519-16-625-10-64-4-2
NEW YORK ISLANDERS82373510843523123720-16-517-19-53-6-1
10 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS8237387813326230021-15-516-23-24-5-1
11 BUFFALO SABRES82323911752923229017-18-615-21-56-4-0
12 DETROIT RED WINGS82324010742923031218-16-714-24-34-6-0
13 OTTAWA SENATORS8233427733022726615-22-418-20-37-2-1
14 NEW JERSEY DEVILS8227469632424830716-20-511-26-42-5-3
15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS82254611612421129814-21-611-25-52-8-0
16 MONTREAL CANADIENS82224911551922131911-26-411-23-72-8-0
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
1 XYZ-COLORADO AVALANCHE82561971195231223432-5-424-14-34-5-1
2 XY-CALGARY FLAMES825021111114829320825-9-725-12-46-2-2
3 X-MINNESOTA WILD82532271134831025331-8-222-14-58-1-1
4 X-ST. LOUIS BLUES824922111094731124226-10-523-12-67-2-1
5 X-EDMONTON OILERS82492761044429025228-12-121-15-57-2-1
6 X-LOS ANGELES KINGS82442711994023923621-16-423-11-76-3-1
7 X-DALLAS STARS8246306984123824627-10-419-20-25-3-2
8 X-NASHVILLE PREDATORS8245307974126625225-14-220-16-54-4-2
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS8243318943926624822-15-421-16-44-2-4
10 VANCOUVER CANUCKS82403012923724923620-14-720-16-56-2-2
11 WINNIPEG JETS81383211873624825422-15-316-17-85-4-1
12 SAN JOSE SHARKS82323713772921426418-18-514-19-83-4-3
13 ANAHEIM DUCKS82313714762723227117-19-514-18-93-5-2
14 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS82284212682221929114-21-614-21-64-5-1
15 SEATTLE KRAKEN8127486602421328116-22-311-26-34-6-0
16 ARIZONA COYOTES8225507572420731311-27-314-23-43-5-2
 

EIGHT TEAMS IN EACH CONFERENCE QUALIFY FOR THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF FORMAT.  THE TOP THREE TEAMS FROM EACH DIVISION MAKE UP THE FIRST SIX SPOTS.   THE TWO REMAINING TEAMS WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS, REGARDLESS OF DIVISION, QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL TWO WILD CARD SPOTS.  X – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT, Y – CLINCHED DIVISION, Z – CLINCHED CONFERENCE