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Eastern Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Boston vs. (8) Miami

• Game 1: Celtics 114, Heat 94
• Game 2: Heat 111, Celtics 101
• Game 3: Celtics 104, Heat 84
• Game 4: Celtics 102, Heat 88
• Game 5: Celtics 118, Heat 84
Boston wins series 4-1

(2) New York vs. (7) Philadelphia

• Game 1: Knicks 111, 76ers 104
• Game 2: Knicks 104, 76ers 101
• Game 3: 76ers 125, Knicks 114
• Game 4: Knicks 97, 76ers 92
• Game 5: 76ers 112, Knicks 106 (OT)
• Game 6Knicks 118, 76ers 115
New York wins series 4-2

(3) Milwaukee vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Bucks 109, Pacers 94
• Game 2: Pacers 125, Bucks 108
• Game 3: Pacers 121, Bucks 118 (OT)
• Game 4: Pacers 126, Bucks 113
• Game 5: Bucks 115, Pacers 92
• Game 6: Pacers 120, Bucks 98
Indiana wins series 4-2

(4) Cleveland vs. (5) Orlando

• Game 1: Cavaliers 97, Magic 83
• Game 2: Cavaliers 96, Magic 86
• Game 3: Magic 121, Cavaliers 83
• Game 4: Magic 112, Cavaliers 89
• Game 5: Cavaliers 104, Magic 103
• Game 6: Magic 103, Cavaliers 96
• Game 7: Magic vs. Cavaliers; Sunday, May 5 (1 ET, ABC)
Series tied 3-3

Western Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Oklahoma City vs. (8) New Orleans

• Game 1: Thunder 94, Pelicans 92
• Game 2: Thunder 124, Pelicans 92
• Game 3: Thunder 106, Pelicans 85
• Game 4: Thunder 97, Pelicans 89
Oklahoma City wins series 4-0

(2) Denver vs. (7) L.A. Lakers

• Game 1: Nuggets 114, Lakers 103
• Game 2: Nuggets 101, Lakers 99
• Game 3: Nuggets 112, Lakers 105
• Game 4: Lakers 119, Nuggets 108
• Game 5: Nuggets 108, Lakers 106
Denver wins series 4-1

(3) Minnesota vs. (6) Phoenix

• Game 1: Timberwolves 120, Suns 95
• Game 2: Timberwolves 105, Suns 93
• Game 3: Timberwolves 126, Suns 109
• Game 4: Timberwolves 122, Suns 116
Minnesota wins series 4-0

(4) LA Clippers vs. (5) Dallas

• Game 1: Clippers 109, Mavericks 97
• Game 2: Mavericks 96, Clippers 93
• Game 3: Mavericks 101, Clippers 90
• Game 4: Clippers 116, Mavericks 111
• Game 5: Mavericks 123, Clippers 93
• Game 6: Mavericks 114, Clippers 101
Dallas wins series 4-2

Conference semifinals schedule

Eastern Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Boston vs. TBD

• Game 1: TBD vs. Celtics, Tuesday, May 7 (7 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: TBD vs. Celtics, Thursday, May 9 (7 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Celtics vs. TBD, Saturday, May 11 (8:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Celtics vs. TBD, Monday, May 13 (7 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Celtics vs. TBD, TBD (TBD, ESPN) *
• Game 7: TBD vs. Celtics, TBD (TBD, TBD) *
Series tied 0-0

* = If necessary

(2) New York vs. (6) Indiana

• Game 1: Pacers vs. Knicks, Monday, May 6 (7:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Pacers vs. Knicks, Wednesday, May 8 (8 ET, TNT)
• Game 3: Knicks vs. Pacers, Friday, May 10 (7 ET, ESPN)
• Game 4: Knicks vs. Pacers, Sunday, May 12 (3:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 5: Pacers vs. Knicks, Tuesday, May 14 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Knicks vs. Pacers, Friday, May 17 (TBD, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Pacers vs. Knicks, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *
Series tied 0-0

* = If necessary

Western Conference

All times Eastern Standard Time

(1) Oklahoma City vs. (5) Dallas

• Game 1: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Tuesday, May 7 (9:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 2: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Thursday, May 9 (9:30 ET, ESPN)
• Game 3: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Saturday, May 11 (3:30 ET, ABC)
• Game 4: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Monday, May 13 (9:30 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Wednesday, May 15 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Thunder vs. Mavericks, Saturday, May 18 (8:30 ET, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Mavericks vs. Thunder, Monday, May 20 (8:30 ET, TNT) *
Series tied 0-0

* = If necessary

(2) Denver vs. (3) Minnesota

• Game 1: Timberwolves 106, Nuggets 99
• Game 2: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Monday, May 6 (10 ET, TNT)
• Game 3: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Friday, May 10 (9:30 ET, ESPN)
• Game 4: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Sunday, May 12 (8 ET, TNT)
• Game 5: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Tuesday, May 14 (TBD, TNT) *
• Game 6: Nuggets vs. Timberwolves, Thursday, May 16 (8:30, ESPN) *
• Game 7: Timberwolves vs. Nuggets, Sunday, May 19 (TBD, TBD) *
Minnesota leads series 1-0

* = If necessary



Florida Panthers (1A) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (WC1)

Florida wins series 4-1

Game 1: Panthers 3, Lightning 2
Game 2: Panthers 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
Game 3: Panthers 5, Lightning 3
Game 4: Lightning 6, Panthers 3
Game 5: Panthers 6, Lightning 1

Complete Panthers-Lightning series coverage

Boston Bruins (2A) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (3A)

Boston wins series 4-3

Game 1: Bruins 5, Maple Leafs 1
Game 2: Maple Leafs 3, Bruins 2
Game 3: Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2
Game 4: Bruins 3, Maple Leafs 1
Game 5: Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1 (OT)
Game 6: Maple Leafs 2, Bruins 1
Game 7: Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 1 (OT)

Complete Bruins-Maple Leafs series coverage

New York Rangers (1M) vs. Washington Capitals (WC2)

New York wins series 4-0

Game 1: Rangers 4, Capitals 1
Game 2: Rangers 4, Capitals 3
Game 3: Rangers 3, Capitals 1
Game 4: Rangers 4, Capitals 2

Complete Rangers-Capitals series coverage

Carolina Hurricanes (2M) vs. New York Islanders (3M)

Carolina wins series 4-1

Game 1: Hurricanes 3, Islanders 1
Game 2: Hurricanes 5, Islanders 3
Game 3: Hurricanes 3, Islanders 2
Game 4: Islanders 3, Hurricanes 2 (2OT)
Game 5: Hurricanes 6, Islanders 3

Complete Hurricanes-Islanders series coverage


Dallas Stars (1C) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (WC2)

Series tied 3-3

Game 1: Golden Knights 4, Stars 3
Game 2: Golden Knights 3, Stars 1
Game 3: Stars 3, Golden Knights 2 (OT)
Game 4: Stars 4, Golden Knights 2
Game 5: Stars 3, Golden Knights 2
Game 6: Golden Knights 2, Stars 0
Game 7: Golden Knights at Stars — May 5, 7:30 p.m. ET (TBS, truTV, MAX, SN, TVAS)

Complete Stars-Golden Knights series coverage

Winnipeg Jets (2C) vs. Colorado Avalanche (3C)

Colorado wins series 4-1

Game 1: Jets 7, Avalanche 6
Game 2: Avalanche 5, Jets 2
Game 3: Avalanche 6, Jets 2
Game 4: Avalanche 5, Jets 1
Game 5: Avalanche 6, Jets 3

Complete Jets-Avalanche series coverage

Vancouver Canucks (1P) vs. Nashville Predators (WC1)

Vancouver wins series 4-2

Game 1: Canucks 4, Predators 2
Game 2: Predators 4, Canucks 1
Game 3: Canucks 2, Predators 1
Game 4: Canucks 4, Predators 3 (OT)
Game 5: Predators 2, Canucks 1
Game 6: Canucks 1, Predators 0

Complete Canucks-Predators series coverage

Edmonton Oilers (2P) vs. Los Angeles Kings (3P)

Edmonton wins series 4-1

Game 1: Oilers 7, Kings 4
Game 2: Kings 5, Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 3: Oilers 6, Kings 1
Game 4: Oilers 1, Kings 0
Game 5: Oilers 4, Kings 3

Complete Oilers-Kings series coverage

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Mystik Dan wins 150th Kentucky Derby in photo finish

Mystik Dan, with jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard, won the 150th Kentucky Derby on Saturday in a three-way photo finish, edging Sierra Leone and Forever Young at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

Mystik Dan, which started out of the No. 3 post, squeezed through on the rail on the final turn, led throughout the stretch and just held off a charging Sierra Leone and Forever Young by a nose at the wire. Catching Freedom finished fourth.

At 18-1, Hernandez was able to capture his first Kentucky Derby after a short wait for the result to become official. Sierra Leone, the second favorite at 9-2, was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, while Forever Young, the third favorite at 6-1, had Ryusei Sakai aboard.

Derby favorite Fierceness, at 3-1, finished 15th in the 20-horse field.

The second leg of the Triple Crown takes place May 18 with the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The final leg is June 8 in the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.

There have been 13 Triple Crown winners, with Justify the last in 2018.


Edwards scores 43 points, Reid erupts in 4th to help Timberwolves beat Nuggets 106-99 in Game 1

DENVER (AP) — Anthony Edwards scored a playoff career-high 43 points, Naz Reid had 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets 106-99 in Game 1 of the second-round series Saturday night.

Edwards was unstoppable in the first half, scoring 25 points, and Reid took over in the fourth quarter. Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points despite dealing with foul trouble.

Game 2 is Monday night in Denver.

Three days after undergoing knee surgery, Timberwolves coach Chris Finch was on the bench in the second row, next to the scorer’s table and behind assistant coach Micah Nori, who did the instructing, roaming and switching.

Two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic had 32 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for Denver, but also had seven turnovers. Jamal Murray scored 17 points after being held scoreless in the first half.

Tied at 84, the Timberwolves went on an 18-7 run to break it open. Reid had 10 straight points for the Timberwolves at one point during the pivotal stretch.

Last year, the Wolves were a tough first-round opponent for Denver despite being without Reid (broken wrist) and Jaden McDaniels (broken hand) and with Karl-Anthony Towns coming off a severe calf strain that had cost him 52 games. This time, not a single Timberwolves player was listed on the injury report.

Aside from being healthier, the Timberwolves were much better thanks to the dramatic improvement in Edwards’ game, Denver coach Michael Malone suggested.

“There’s no weaknesses in his game,” Malone said. “And it’s going to be a hell of a challenge trying to slow him down.”


David Pastrnak scores in overtime to lift Bruins to Game 7 win over rival Maple Leafs

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak scored on a feed from Hampus Lindholm 1:54 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night to clinch their first-round series and advance in the NHL playoffs.

Jeremy Swayman finished with 30 saves and Lindholm had the tying goal in regulation to help the Bruins avoid losing their second straight first-round series after holding a 3-1 lead. They have now defeated the rival Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs three times in the last seven years.

Boston will meet the Florida Panthers, who upset the Bruins in seven games in the first round last year and spoiled a season in which they posted records for the most wins and points in a season in NHL history. Game 1 is set for Monday night in Florida. The Panthers have been resting since Tuesday, when they eliminated Tampa Bay in five games.

William Nylander scored and Auston Matthews had an assist in his return from a two-game absence for the Maple Leafs, who are now 0-6 in Game 7s since the 2013 conference quarterfinals. They are 0-4 on the road in those games – all in Boston. Matthews missed Games 5 and 6 with an undisclosed ailment.

Ilya Samsonov started in goal for the first time since Game 4 and finished with 29 saves. James van Riemsdyk and Justin Brazeau also had assists.

Samsonov got the nod in place of Joseph Woll, who was ruled out prior to the game for what the team said was an injury he sustained in Game 6.

Samsonov allowed 12 goals over the first four games. Woll stepped in and gave up just two in Toronto’s Game 5 and 6 victories.

It was redemption for Pastrnak, who entered the night with two goals and two assists through the first six games

The Maple Leafs broke the scoring drought at 9:01 of the third period when Matthews corralled a loose puck that was mishandled by Tyler Bertuzzi in the zone and flipped it to a cutting Nylander, who beat Swayman for his third goal of the series.

But the Bruins responded just over a minute later when Lindholm muscled in a ricochet in front of the net to tie it back up at 1-all.

The Bruins had plenty of good luck charms inside TD Garden for Game 7.

Retired captain Patrice Bergeron waved the Bruins’ flag prior to the game. Celtics star Jayson Tatum and coach Joe Mazzulla were also in attendance and shown on the video screen, drawing a loud ovation.

The extra energy in the building found its way to the ice.

The Bruins were on the attack early on, holding an 11-8 edge through the opening 20 minutes after being outshot 23-3 during the first period over Games 5 and 6.


MLB roundup: A’s hang 20 runs on Marlins

Brent Rooker and Brett Harris each belted two home runs while 10 Oakland players registered at least one hit in the Athletics’ lopsided 20-4 home win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday.

Despite a weather delay pushing back first pitch by three hours, Oakland appeared eager to bat against visiting Miami by the time the teams got to play. The A’s batted around in a game-changing third inning, where they scored 10 runs on eight hits, including three home runs, to put the game out of reach early and extend their winning streak to six games.

Rooker fueled the surge with two home runs in the third, with his first, a two-run shot, coming off Miami starter Trevor Rogers (0-5). He had a three-run blast later in the inning off reliever Darren McCaughan. Rooker finished with five RBIs.

Harris recorded the first hit of his major league career when he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. He followed up with another homer in the sixth, a two-run shot. JJ Bleday added a three-run home run off Rogers before the Marlins starter was relieved.

Nick Fortes hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for the Marlins. Bryan De La Cruz added a couple more runs for Miami with a two-run long ball in the eighth.

Padres 13, Diamondbacks 1

Luis Arraez became the first San Diego player to record four hits in his team debut, sparking the rout of Arizona in Phoenix.

Ha-Seong Kim smacked a three-run homer and Jurickson Profar hit a two-run blast, both during an eight-run seventh inning for the Padres, who have outscored the Diamondbacks 20-2 while winning the first two contests of the three-game series.

Kim drove in four runs, Manny Machado knocked in three and Profar had three of San Diego’s 18 hits. Arraez scored twice and added an RBI after arriving at the ballpark just over an hour before first pitch after he was traded from the Marlins on Saturday. Arizona plated its run on Gabriel Moreno’s two-out single in the ninth.

Dodgers 11, Braves 2

Max Muncy delivered his first career three-homer game, Shohei Ohtani and Andy Pages also went deep and Los Angeles rolled to a victory over visiting Atlanta.

Tyler Glasnow (6-1) had 10 strikeouts over seven innings as the Dodgers won for the ninth time in their past 11 games. Muncy had four hits while Ohtani and Freddie Freeman each had three.

Austin Riley had an RBI single as the Braves fell to 2-5 over their past seven games. Atlanta starter Bryce Elder (1-1) was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Yankees 5, Tigers 3

Anthony Rizzo continued to deliver offensively with a three-run home run to cap a four-run third inning that lifted host New York to a victory over Detroit.

Rizzo finished 2-for-4 and has hit .333 (15-for-45) with five homers and 12 RBIs in his past 12 games dating back to April 23. Clarke Schmidt (3-1) earned the win after allowing three runs on four hits over five innings.

Riley Greene hit a homer leading off the game for the Tigers, who scored twice in the fourth. Detroit starter Casey Mize (1-1) gave up five runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Twins 3, Red Sox 1

Max Kepler hit a solo home run and Minnesota extended its winning streak to 12 games by beating Boston in Minneapolis.

Kepler’s home run, his second of the season, broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning. Twins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (3-2) struck out eight in six innings. He gave up a run on five hits and walked one. Cole Sands pitched a clean ninth to earn his second save.

Wilyer Abreu and Dominic Smith each collected two hits for the Red Sox, who had eight hits in the game. Boston struck out 12 times.

White Sox 6, Cardinals 5 (10 innings)

Tommy Pham singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning and visiting Chicago edged St. Louis in a game delayed by rain for more than three hours in the bottom of the 10th.

After the delay, Tanner Banks struck out pinch hitter Ivan Herrera in five pitches with the bases loaded to end the game.

Korey Lee hit a game-tying two-run single in the sixth inning for the White Sox, who snapped their four-game losing streak. Chicago starting pitcher Erick Fedde allowed five runs on four hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings. Reliever Michael Kopech (1-3) earned the victory, and Banks earned his first save.

Cubs 6, Brewers 5

Christopher Morel homered for the third straight game to help host Chicago pick up a victory over Milwaukee.

Morel clubbed a two-run shot in the bottom of the third and Patrick Wisdom added a solo shot in the sixth for the Cubs. The long balls provided more than enough run support for Cubs starter Jameson Taillon (3-0), who allowed two hits and two walks across six scoreless innings. Taillon struck out seven.

Blake Perkins smacked a two-run homer as part of a four-run seventh for the Brewers, who saw an attempt at a late-game comeback come up just short.

Blue Jays 6, Nationals 3

Kevin Gausman pitched into the sixth inning, Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer and Toronto ended a three-game losing streak with a win against host Washington.

Gausman (2-3) went 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits. He struck out eight and walked two. Gausman retired 10 straight hitters at one point before allowing a single to Luis Garcia Jr. in the sixth.

CJ Abrams and Garcia each had two hits for the Nationals. Starter Jake Irvin (2-3) allowed four unearned runs on five hits over five innings.

Pirates 1, Rockies 0

Jared Jones pitched seven dominant innings and Jack Suwinski lined a pinch-hit, walk-off RBI single to left-center field in the ninth to lift Pittsburgh to a win over visiting Colorado.

Jones was masterful for the Pirates. He surrendered one hit without walking a batter and tied his career high with 10 strikeouts. Colin Holderman pitched a clean eighth and David Bednar (2-2) followed suit in the ninth as the Pirates’ staff combined to retire 27 of the 28 Rockies hitters it faced.

Colorado starter Austin Gomber limited Pittsburgh to four hits over six shutout innings. Nick Mears (0-3) took the loss.

Phillies 14, Giants 3

Philadelphia scored nine runs in the first two innings and Ranger Suarez threw six quality innings to lead the Phillies to a win over visiting San Francisco.

Suarez (6-0) allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out six and walking just one. Bryson Stott and Kyle Schwarber each knocked in two runs and had two hits apiece for Philadelphia.

Thairo Estrada’s run-scoring single put San Francisco on the board in the third. Estrada went 3-for-5. Wilmer Flores added a two-run homer, and Giants starter Keaton Winn (3-4) surrendered five runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Guardians 7, Angels 1

Bo Naylor hit his first career grand slam while Austin Hedges and Ramon Laureano also went deep as Cleveland defeated visiting Los Angeles.

The Guardians’ Ben Lively (1-1) allowed four hits and three walks but yielded only one run while fanning five in six innings. Left fielder Steven Kwan, who entered the game batting an American League-leading .356, exited the contest after three innings with left hamstring tightness.

Angels starter Reid Detmers (3-3) yielded five hits and four walks in addition to all seven runs in 5 2/3 innings. He has allowed 16 runs in losing his past three starts.

Orioles 2, Reds 1

Jorge Mateo and Adley Rutschman belted solo homers and left-hander John Means allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings as visiting Baltimore held off a late rally to beat Cincinnati.

Making his first start of the season after missing the first month with a strained left forearm, Means (1-0) overpowered the woeful Reds offense. He allowed only a soft, one-out single to Christian Encarnacion-Strand in the second, a two-out double to Jonathan India in the third and a one-out single to India in the sixth. Means struck out eight and walked none.

Cincinnati was on the verge of being shut out at home for a third straight game before scoring its first run at Great American Ball Park since the eighth inning of a 7-4 win over Philadelphia on April 24, a string of 26 frames.

Rangers 15, Royals 4

Nathaniel Lowe collected four hits and drove in two runs as visiting Texas blasted Kansas City.

Evan Carter, Adolis Garcia and Travis Jankowski each drove in two runs for the Rangers, who have won two of their past three.

Salvador Perez struck out twice in four at-bats, ending his career-best 22-game on-base streak, and Michael Massey had three of the Royals’ nine hits.

Rays 3, Mets 1

Yandy Diaz and Isaac Paredes each had two hits, including singles in Tampa Bay’s tiebreaking two-run eighth inning, as the Rays defeated New York in St. Petersburg, Fla.

It marked the 755th career win for Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash, breaking a tie with Joe Maddon for the most in franchise history.

Starling Marte had two of the Mets’ six hits in the loss.

Mariners 5, Astros 0

Logan Gilbert went a season-high eight innings and Luis Urias and Cal Raleigh homered as Seattle blanked host Houston.

Gilbert (3-0) allowed two hits and four walks, striking out six. He retired the side in order in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.

Astros left-hander Framber Valdez (1-1) allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out three. Yordan Alvarez finished with two of Houston’s three hits.


Taylor Pendrith uses twin eagles to grab Byron Nelson lead

Taylor Pendrith made back-to-back eagles early Saturday to propel himself to the 54-hole lead at the CJ Cup Byron Nelson on Saturday in McKinney, Texas.

The 32-year-old from Canada turned in a bogey-free, 8-under 63 for the round of the day at TPC Craig Ranch. At 19-under 194, Pendrith owns a one-shot lead over Jake Knapp, who recovered from a wayward tee shot at the par-5 18th hole to make a 16-foot birdie putt and post a 67.

Ben Kohles (65) and Englishman Matt Wallace (67) are tied for third at 17 under.

Pendrith’s first eagle came at the par-5 fifth hole. He chipped from 27 feet out and watched his ball bump into the flagstick and roll in the back door. At the short par-4 sixth, he played a perfectly judged pitch shot from 41 yards away, as it died right at the hole and pushed him to 16 under for the tournament when it dropped.

Now, Pendrith is one round away from clinching his first career PGA Tour title.

Knapp opened the tournament with a pair of 64s to lead the pack, but he appeared unhappy with missed opportunities in his Saturday round, which featured four birdies and 14 pars.

Scott Dunlap takes lead after 2 rounds of Insperity Invitational

Scott Dunlap fired a first-round 65 and a second-round 70 on Saturday to grab the lead at the Insperity Invitational in The Woodlands, Texas.

The field was forced to play 36 holes after Friday’s action was postponed due to rain accumulation at The Woodlands Country Club. Dunlap went 7 under through his first 18 holes before polishing off his day with a 2-under showing. He sits at 9-under 135, a stroke ahead of Joe Durant and Australian Stuart Appleby.

Dunlap didn’t card a bogey until his 33rd hole of the day — the par-5 sixth. He also had one at the par-4 ninth to close his second round.

Aside from the pair of bogeys, Dunlap turned in clean cards, racking up 11 birdies, seven of which came in the opening round.

Meanwhile, Durant fired dual 4-under 68s while Appleby followed up a 3-under 69 with a 5-under 67. Durant caught fire on the back nine in the second round, stringing together three consecutive birdies at Nos. 13-15.

“I played very solid,” Durant said. “I hadn’t been playing well the last month, but I’ve been working on a few things, and it is starting to come together. I hit the ball really nicely, missed a couple of short putts for the day which might be the difference, but all-in-all, very pleased with how I played.

“It is just a long day. You are battling all day and just got to keep going, keep trucking and just see what happens.”

Appleby was at his best at the beginning of the second round, birdieing the first three holes.

Fellow Australian Steven Alker (first-round 68, second-round 69) and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (66, 71) are tied for fourth, two shots off the lead. Canada’s Mike Weir posted a 68 and a 70 in the first and second rounds, respectively, to take sole possession of sixth.

Northern Irishman Darren Clarke (69, 70), Dicky Pride (69, 70) and Sweden’s Jesper Parnevik (71, 68) are T7 ahead of a six-way tie for 10th. All three golfers are 5 under.


Christopher Bell wins pole in thrill ride at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Christopher Bell lives for the thrill of qualifying on intermediate speedways.

But at this point, he’d probably give his eye teeth just to finish a race on Sunday.

Navigating Kansas Speedway in an impressive 29.491 seconds (183.107 mph) in the final round of NASCAR Cup Series time trials on Saturday afternoon, Bell won the pole position for Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

He’ll share the front row with Chevrolet driver Ross Chastain (182.704 mph), whose lap was 0.065 seconds off Bell’s blistering pace.

The pole is Bell’s first of the season, his third at the 1.5-mile track and the 11th of his career, all coming since NASCAR introduced the Next Gen race car into the Cup Series in 2022.

Even as he accepted congratulations for his effort, however, Bell already was looking ahead to Sunday’s race, the series’ 12th of the season.

“I love the high-speed places, the places where you’re on the verge of being wide open or not being wide open, and the intermediates have been really good for us,” said Bell, who has more poles in the Next Gen era than any other driver.

Since winning the third race of the season at Phoenix in March, however, Bell and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team have suffered a litany of misfortunes. In his last four starts, Bell has posted a best finish of 17th at Texas and three results of 34th or worse.

“Honestly, at this point, I’m not looking for a race win, guys,” said Bell, who described his 34th-place run last Sunday at Dover as “the bottom of the barrel.”

“I’m just looking to see the checkered flag. I know my car has great capability, and if I just see the checkered flag with a clean car, we’re going to have a good, solid day, and that’s definitely what we’re after tomorrow.”

Ford driver Noah Gragson (182.451 mph) qualified third, sustaining the momentum from a pair of top-10 performances at Talladega and Dover. Kyle Larson was fourth fastest at 182.383 mph, followed by Kyle Busch, Ty Gibbs and Austin Cindric.

Michael McDowell, Chase Elliott and Chase Briscoe will start from positions eight through 10, respectively.

–Johnson lauds injured Jones for postponing return

Though Legacy Motor Club announced that Erik Jones has been cleared to return to racing by doctors and NASCAR, the team convinced Jones it would be in his best interest to sit out Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Jones suffered a compression fracture in a lower vertebra when his No. 43 Toyota rocketed into the Turn 3 wall during a four-car accident on Lap 155 at Talladega on April 21. He missed last Sunday’s race at Dover, where NASCAR Truck Series driver Corey Heim finished 25th in relief.

Heim will continue in that role on Sunday. The plan is for Jones to return May 12 at Darlington, where he has scored two of his three NASCAR Cup Series victories.

Team co-owner Jimmie Johnson helped convince Jones that a cautious approach was best, given the high-speed nature of 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway.

“Yeah, I don’t envy his position, but I really do appreciate his willingness to hear us out,” said Johnson, who will compete on Sunday in his second straight Cup event in the No. 84 Legacy Camry. “It’s not a fun process, and as far as he’s concerned, he should have never missed a race. He’s just eager to do it. I’ve played hurt before, so I get it and have seen both sides of it.

“My concern is that we’re at a fast track and an impact like that could happen again, and is his body really ready for that? And that’s kind of the question he came to his own answer on and realized that it’s probably early.

“There’s a lot of other bits and pieces to that, but ultimately, he feels great and is moving around really well. He was able to get in the gym and exercise, but to really take a shot like you can at this place, it’s just early.”

–Toyota drivers look to continue Next-Gen era dominance at Kansas

Ask Tyler Reddick to account for the recent success of 23XI Racing at Kansas Speedway, and he’ll give you a succinct answer.

“I think it’s our boss,” Reddick said, referring to team co-owner Denny Hamlin. “He’s just really great. I think that’s just a big part of it. Denny’s just great, so we’re great, too.”

To Reddick’s point, Hamlin is the defending winner of Sunday’s AdventHealth 400 (3 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Reddick is the most recent winner at the 1.5-mile intermediate track, having triumphed in the playoff race last fall.

In 2022, the first year of Next Gen race car in the NASCAR Cup Series, Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace carried the 23XI banner into Victory Lane as the organization swept both Kansas races.

Hamlin comes to Kansas as the series’ most recent winner, having taken the checkered flag last Sunday at Dover to tie William Byron in Cup victories this season with three. Hamlin also boasts a record four wins at Kansas.

Hamlin predicted a victory for his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team at Dover and delivered. But on Saturday at Kansas, he wasn’t ready to call his shot for a second straight week.

“I thought (crew chief) Chris (Gabehart) gave me the task of winning one of the next three races before we had the All-Star break, and we got the first week,” Hamlin said. “Now, from here on out, I think we can be in a good mood once we get to the All-Star break.

“Certainly, these next two tracks (Kansas and Darlington) are set up really nicely for us. So, I’m certainly encouraged by it. You don’t want to use up all of your promises too early on in the season, so I’ll try to save a few.”

–Visit to Arlington National Cemetery had significant impact on Blaney

At the invitation of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Motorsports CEO Marcus Smith, NASCAR Cup Series champion Ryan Blaney visited Arlington National Cemetery and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony on Wednesday as part of the NASCAR Salutes initiative.

The experience clearly had a significant impact on the 30-year-old Team Penske driver.

“That was a really, really neat experience to go do,” Blaney said Saturday at Kansas Speedway. “I was really happy that Charlotte and Marcus invited me out there. It was my first time to Arlington.

“It puts things into perspective, that’s for sure — very quickly. You just see the vast size of that place, and you understand how many men and women have laid their lives down for us to do what we do.

“So it was neat. The wreath-laying ceremony was amazing. Watching the changing of the guard was really special. So I was happy they were able to line that up. I met a lot of great people out there who gave me a lot of the history of it — definitely a very humbling experience.”



Game Preview: Pacers vs Knicks (Game 1)

One of the most historic NBA Eastern Conference playoff rivalries is set to start its next chapter.

After advancing past the Milwaukee Bucks to start their 2024 playoff run, the sixth-seeded Indiana Pacers will take on the No. 2 New York Knicks in Game 1 of the East Semifinals on Monday at Madison Square Garden.

PLAYOFF CENTRAL: Follow Indiana’s Postseason Run at Pacers.com/Playoffs >>

In the first round, both the Pacers and Knicks held home court to keep their championship aspirations alive.

Indiana beat Milwaukee 4-2 to open its postseason, including a game-clinching 120-98 win on Thursday in Indianapolis. The Pacers claimed a Game 2 road victory in the seven-game series before winning their final three games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

New York also clinched its first-round series 4-2 on Thursday, as the Knicks eliminated reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid and the seventh-seeded Philadelphia 76ers 118-115. The Knicks’ lone road win came in Game 4, and just one point separated the Knicks and Sixers when their series closed.

Indiana and New York play two different styles on the hardwood: the Pacers like to play fast and free-flowing action while the Knicks rely on half-court sets and gritty defense.

The Pacers led the NBA in pace for almost the entire regular season, while the Knicks finished last. Additionally, the Pacers had the No. 1 scoring offense (123.3 points per game), while the Knicks gave up the second-fewest points nightly (108.2).

Indiana won its regular season series with the Knicks 2-1, which included a 14-point win at MSG on Feb. 10 and a 140-126 victory on Dec. 30. Ne York’s lone win was a close contest, 109-105, on Feb. 1 at MSG.

Two All-Star guards in the East will face off in the series, as Pacers maestro Tyrese Haliburton will continue to command the Blue & Gold while high-volume scorer Jalen Brunson will lead the Knicks.

Haliburton averaged 16 points, 9.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds across 36.3 minutes in his first-ever playoff series. His most memorable outing was a triple-double performance — where he also hit the game-winning shot — in an overtime win over the Bucks in Game 3.

Brunson is coming off a historic series against the Sixers, as he averaged 35.5 points and 9.0 assists per game in six contests — making him the first player since Michael Jordan in 1993 with at least 39 points in four straight playoff games. His 35.5 points per game in the first round are the most by a Knicks player in franchise playoff history, and in the Knicks’ game-clinching Game 6 win against the Sixers, Brunson finished with 41 points and 12 assists.

Pacers second-year guard Andrew Nembhard and starting forward Aaron Nesmith will likely be tasked with guarding Brunson. In the first round, Nembhard slowed down All-Star MVP guard Damian Lillard and Nesmith trailed sharpshooter Khris Middleton.

Former Indiana University standout OG Anunoby, who was acquired by the Knicks midseason from Toronto, will likely pick up the responsibilities of guarding Haliburton and his former teammate Pascal Siakam. Anunoby didn’t play against the Pacers during the regular season, as he dealt with an elbow injury.

Siakam will look to remain steady in the semis, coming off a series in which he averaged 22.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists. Throughout the playoffs, Siakam — who won a championship with the Raptors in 2019 — has served as one of the most vital voices in the Pacers locker room thus far, helping the young group not get too high or low following wins and losses.

A key area of concern for the Pacers will be on the glass, as the Knicks ranked No. 1 in offensive rebounding while the Pacers finished 28th overall on the boards.

Inside, Pacers center Myles Turner and Siakam will battle with Knicks 7-footers Isaiah Hartenstein and Mitchell Robinson. Turner was sensational for much of the first-round series against Milwaukee, averaging 19.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Hartenstein (10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks) and Robinson (7.8 rebounds, 1.4 blocks) provided a dominant presence in the paint for the Knicks.

Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle and Knicks skipper Tom Thibodeau approached their bench units much differently during the season, which has bled into the playoffs. The Blue & Gold often rely on depth, at minimum putting out eight players in each game, while the Knicks typically play heavy minutes with their starters.

Indiana will hope the solid Game 6 play of second unit players Obi Toppin —who was traded from the Knicks to the Pacers in July — and T.J. McConnell will carry over into their series with the Knicks. After an up-and-down start to the playoffs, Toppin logged a team-high 21 points to go with eight rebounds and McConnell supplied a personal playoff best 20 points and nine assists — the first Pacers bench duo to ever record 20 points each in a playoff game.

On the injury front, New York will be without former Pacer Bojan Bogdanovic (foot) and All-Star forward Julius Randle (shoulder) in the series. The Knicks have been without Randle since January, and Bogdanovic’s injury occurred during Game 4 against the Sixers.

New York will host Games 1 and 2 on Monday and Wednesday before the series shifts to Indianapolis. The Pacers will host Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Andrew Nembhard, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Pascal Siakam, C – Myles Turner

Knicks: G – Jalen Brunson, G – Donte DiVincenzo, F – Josh Hart, F – OG Anunoby, C – Isaiah Hartenstein

Injury Report

Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin – out (right shoulder labral tear)

Knicks: Julius Randle – out (shoulder); Bojan Bogdanovic – out (foot)

Last Meeting

Feb. 10, 2024Myles Turner scored 23 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting night to lead the Pacers past the Knicks 125-111 at Madison Square Garden.

The Pacers led 61-58 at halftime and didn’t give up the lead in the final 24 minutes.

Indiana shot a superb 61 percent from the field, while the Knicks made 47.6 percent of their shots. The Pacers also won the rebounding margin 41-32 and points in the paint differential 62-54.

After Turner, Tyrese Haliburton logged 22 points and 12 assists and Pascal Siakam chipped in 19 points and six rebounds for the Blue & Gold. 

Jalen Brunson topped New York with 39 points (14-for-25 shooting) and Alec Burks scored 22 points off the bench for the Knicks. Knicks 7-footers Isaiah Hartenstein and Mitchell Robinson both didn’t play due to injuries. 


  • The Pacers are playing in their first Eastern Conference Semifinals since 2014.
  • Indiana and New York are entering their eighth ever playoff series against each other. The Pacers have won four of their seven series thus far against the Knicks all-time, including their last two (2000, 2013).
  • Indiana owns a 22-19 postseason record against New York.
  • Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle coached Jalen Brunson on the Dallas Mavericks from 2018 to 2021.
  • Pascal Siakam (27th, 2016) and OG Anunoby (23rd, 2017) both were drafted by Toronto and played for the Raptors until they were traded this past season to the Pacers and Knicks. They won a championship together in 2019.
  • The Pacers had an assist/turnover ratio of 3.07 against the Bucks, the highest mark for any team in any series in at least  the last 30 years. 

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: TNT – Broadcasters TBA

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)


The Pacers will host the Knicks for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 10. Find Tickets >>


INDIANAPOLIS – The Buffalo Bisons put up five runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night at Victory Field, 9-3.

After tying the game at 2-2 in the fourth, Buffalo (18-13) plated one run in the fifth and five in the sixth, taking a lead the Indians could not overcome. All five runs in the sixth were scored on a Payton Henry three-run blast and a Steward Berroa two-run home run against Brad Case (L, 1-1). Eight of Buffalo’s nine runs came via five home runs in the game, the Indians most surrendered at Victory Field since giving up five home runs on Aug. 27, 2019 vs. Toledo.

Indianapolis (15-14) scored one run in the bottom of the sixth following a Nick Gonzales triple – his second of the season – but the comeback attempt was short-lived. Buffalo took back the run in the ninth on a solo homer by Spencer Horwitz.

The Indians got on the board first with one run in each of the first two innings. Ji Hwan Bae scored in the opening inning after Billy McKinney hit into a run-scoring fielder’s choice. Bae returned in the following inning to score Gilberto Celestino with an RBI single.

The Bisons responded in the third and fourth with solo blasts from Luis De Los Santos and Rafael Lantigua to tie the game before taking the lead in the fifth.

Paxton Schultz (W, 1-1) tossed 3.2 one-run innings with three strikeouts to lead the Bisons bullpen. Connor Cooke and Hagen Danner combined for 2.1 innings of hitless baseball to end the game.

The Indians and Bisons will conclude their six-game series on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Paul Skenes (0-0, 0.39) gets the nod in his second start of the series for Indy while the Buffalo has yet to name a starter. The contest will be featured on MiLB.TV as the Free Game of the Day.


SEASIDE, Calif. (Saturday, May 4, 2024) – Elliot Collier scored the match winner in the 88th minute to send Indy Eleven to a 1-0 victory over USL Championship Western Conference opponent Monterey Bay F.C. on Saturday evening at Cardinale Stadium.

With the win, Indy Eleven improves to 3-4-2 on the 2024 season, while Monterey Bay falls to 4-3-2.

The tally was the first for Elliot Collier this season, but second overall as part of Indy Eleven having scored one in his previous stint in 2018.

In a back and forth first half, Indy outshot Monterey Bay 9-5 with five coming from Jack Blake and three from Augi Williams. The home team had the minor edge in possession at 50.7% and had two shots on frame to Indy’s one.

Indy finished with the 16-7 advantage in shots, with four coming on target. Bake finished with a season-high seven shots, while Williams had four and Douglas Martinez added a pair. Hunter Sulte picked up the first clean sheet of the season for Indy, registering three saves.

Indy is unbeaten in its last three USL Championships matches, posting a 2-0-1 record, and is unbeaten in four overall with U.S. Open Cup matches. The nine straight games with a goal is the longest in the run of USL Championship competition since the 2022 season.

The Boys in Blue step out of USL Championship action Wednesday when they host San Antonio FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32. Kick is slated for 7 p.m. ET at The Bud and Jackie Sellick Bowl on the campus of Butler University.

USL Championship Regular Season
Monterey Bay F.C. 0:1 Indy Eleven
Saturday, May 4, 2024 – 10 p.m. ET
/7 p.m. PT
Cardinale Stadium | Seaside, Calif.

2024 USL Championship Records
Monterey Bay F.C.: 4-3-2, 14 pts (+1)
Indy Eleven: 3-4-2, 11 pts (-3)

Scoring Summary 
IND – Elliot Collier 88’

Discipline Summary 
IND – Aedan Stanley (caution) 71’
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 74’
MB – Luther Archimede (caution) 75’
MB – Mobi Fehr (caution) 87’
IND – Jack Blake (caution) 90+2’

Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3):
 Hunter Sulte, Aedan Stanley, Adrian Diz Pe, Josh O’Brien, Ben Ofeimu, Jack Blake (Laurence Wootton 90+2’), Cam Lindley (captain), Ben Mines, Augi Williams (Tega Ikoba 64’), Sebastian Guenzatti (Elliot Collier 64’), Douglas Martinez (Tyler Gibson 76’)

Indy Subs: Yannik Oettl, Ethan O’Brien, Max Schneider

Monterey Bay F.C. line-up: Antony Siaha, Carlos Guzman, Alex Lara, Kai Greene, Morey Doner, Adrian Rebollar (Jerry Ayon 67’), Mobi Fehr, Alex Dixon, Chase Boone, Tristian Trager (Luther Archimede 67’), Jesus Enriquez (Michael Gonzalez 90’)

Monterey Bay Subs: Pierce Gallaway, Xavi Gnaulati, Carlos Herrera, Grant Robinson


Cornerback D’Angelo Ponds announced via X on Saturday he is joining coach Curt Cignetti and staff in Bloomington for the 2024 season.

Ponds made an immediate impact for James Madison as a freshman in 2023. Ponds played in all 13 of the Dukes’ games, recording 51 tackles, two interceptions and 13 pass breakups. 


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After struggling at the plate through the first six innings, the bats broke out for the Indiana Baseball team (26-19-1, 11-6 B1G) to the tune of six runs and seven hits in the seventh inning to blow open a tight contest.

A pair of singles from juniors Josh Pyne and Nick Mitchell chased the starter before IU delivered three-straight, two-strike hits, capped off by a massive three-run home run from junior Carter Mathison. In total, IU had 13 hits and 10 runs, cruising to a 10-2 victory on Saturday (May 4th) at Alexander Field.

Redshirt freshman Joey Brenczewski had the game-tying single through the left side before junior first baseman Brock Tibbitts put the next ball in the same spot. But it was the home run from Mathison, who had been struggling in Big Ten play, that really did the most damage.

The Saturday duo of sophomore Connor Foley and sixth-year senior Ty Bothwell (W, 6-2) joined forces again, combining to throw all nine innings. The pair gave up just two runs (one earned) while scattering seven hits. Foley hadn’t pitched in three weeks but gave IU four strong innings. Bothwell finished off the final five, working the last three with a comfortable lead.

IU added four more runs in the ninth inning, including a big two-run single from Mitchell, to really blow the game open for good. The Hoosiers have scored 10+ runs on 19 occasions and are 18-1 in such games. Eight of those contests have come in Big Ten play.

Today’s win sets up a massive series finale and rubber match between IU (11-6, B1G) and Purdue (12-5, B1G) on Sunday (2:00 PM) afternoon. The Hoosiers are looking for a fifth-consecutive conference series win, something that hasn’t happened since 2019. IU hasn’t won a weekend series in West Lafayette since 2002.

Scoring Recap
Bottom Fourth
Purdue struck first on Saturday with Keenan Spence lacing a two-strike, two-out single up the middle to score Cooper Caskenette.
Purdue 1, Indiana 0

Top Seventh
The Hoosiers finally got the offense going in the seventh, doing most of the damage with two outs. Josh Pyne and Nick Mitchell each had singles to get runners on. After a pitching change, Tyler Cerny laced a line drive right at the first baseman, Luke Gaffney. Joey Brenczewski began a trend of two-out hitting with a single through the left side to score Pyne. Brock Tibbitts followed that with another single in the same spot to take the lead. Carter Mathison got down two strikes but struck a massive three-run home run to extend the advantage. After another pitching change, Jake Stadler and Jasen Oliver exchanged doubles to add the sixth run of the day. Purdue finally got the final out on the 11th batter of the inning.
Indiana 6, Purdue 1

Top Ninth
Insurance came for pitcher Ty Bothwell in the ninth. Stadler reached on an error with Pyne bringing him home on a double. Mitchell had a single to left field off the new pitcher to score a pair before Cerny doubled into left field to score the 10th run of the game for IU.
Indiana 10, Purdue 1

Bottom Ninth
Purdue was able to get an unearned run in the ninth. Thomas Green reached on an error, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a single up the middle from Couper Cornblum.
Indiana 10, Purdue 2

Top Hoosier Performers
#3 Mathison, Carter
1-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI

#5 Taylor, Devin
2-4, 1 R, 1 BB

#41 Bothwell, Ty
5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K

Notes to Know
• The Hoosiers scored double-digit runs (10) for the 19th time this season. IU is 18-1 in those contests and is a perfect 8-0 in Big Ten play when putting 10+ on the board. IU has scored 10+ runs in 8 of its past 10 conference victories.

• Josh Pyne tallied the 55th double of his career in the ninth inning on Saturday. He now sits in a tie for sixth with former big leaguer Sam Travis (2012-14) on the program’s all-time doubles list. He is now No. 22 in IU history with 206 hits. He needs 10 more for top-20 all-time.

• Carter Mathison hit home run No. 41 of his career on Saturday. He moves past Kyle Schwarber (2012-14) and into sole possession of No. 6 on the all-time IU list. Next up in the career ranks is the No. 4 spot which is occupied by Vasili Spanos (2000-03) and Alex Smith (1982-86) with 43 each.

• Brock Tibbitts is up to 184 hits for his career. After missing the entire month of April, the junior inches towards becoming the 25th member of the 200-hit club. His teammate, Pyne, recently joined and Tibbitts could reach the mark over the final nine games of the regular season.

• Connor Foley and Ty Bothwell combined to throw all nine innings on Saturday. In game’s started by Foley this year, IU is 9-1. The Hoosiers are 11-3 on Saturdays and move to 11-1 in the second game of a three-game series this year. IU is also 6-0 in Saturday contests played in the Big Ten this year.

Up Next
A massive rubber match awaits the Hoosiers and Boilermakers on Sunday afternoon at Alexander Field. The game, with a first pitch of 1:00 PM, will be streamed on BTN+ and can be heard on the Indiana Sports Radio Network via IUHoosiers.com/Audio.


EVANSTON, Ill. ––– Indiana Softball picked up a major victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 20 Northwestern, 8-3, to even the weekend series at 1-1.

The Hoosiers trailed 1-0 through the first inning, but quickly took the lead back in the second on a grand slam from sophomore Chloe Geijer. From there, the Hoosiers never looked back, leading the remainder of the game while continuing to add on runs.

The win puts Indiana’s season record at 37-16 and 12-10 in the Big Ten.


• Northwestern took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Nader scored on a wild pitch.
• Indiana did not take long to respond as it got the bases loaded on a single to right field from sophomore Avery Parker and bunt singles from freshman Aly VanBrandt and redshirt freshman Cora Bassett.
• On the first pitch of her at-bat and with the bases loaded, sophomore Chloe Geijer launched a ball over the left center field wall for a grand slam to make it a 4-1 game.
• Indiana’s defense held strong in the bottom of the third. Freshman Alex Cooper turned a double play with an unassisted out at third base and then throwing Zedak out at first.
• In the top of the fourth, Cooper tripled to center field and was brought home on a sacrifice fly from junior Brianna Copeland to make it a 5-1 game.
• The Hoosiers would extend the lead in the top of the fifth on back-to-back hits. Junior Sarah Stone had a hard-hit single through the right side before Parker hit a double to right center to bring Stone home and make it a 6-1 game.
• Northwestern would get two runs back in the bottom of the fifth to draw closer and make it 6-3.
• Northwestern threatened with two runners on the base in the bottom of the sixth, but Copeland got Lindsey to foul out to Stone to end the inning.
• Indiana would add on two insurance runs in the seventh to make the lead a commanding, 8-3 score.
• With the bases loaded, Stone reached home on a wild pitch. Sophomore Cassidy Kettleman drew a walk to get the bases loaded again. In the next at-bat, Cooper drew another walk and Parker scored.

• Indiana snapped Northwestern’s 38-game home winning streak at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. Northwestern’s last home loss came on April 3, 2022, when losing to No. 23 Michigan, 8-3.
• Geijer’s home run was her third of the season and her first career grand slam.
• Geijer, Copeland, Parker, and Cooper each recorded at least one RBI.
• Parker and Stone each scored two runs.
• Cooper’s triple was the second of her collegiate career.
• Indiana drew a collective eight walks.

Indiana will close out the series with No. 20 Northwestern tomorrow at 3 p.m. (ET)/2 p.m. (CT) for the final game of the regular season.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  Indiana track and field closed out the regular season with a school record in the Hammer Throw from Sean Mockler and seven event wins and 24 personal bests at the Billy Hayes Invitational.

Mockler broke his own school record in the Hammer throw, pushing his mark to 68.82m/225-09. He currently ranks in the top-20 in the NCAA, with the 17th best mark.

The Hoosiers went to work on the track and field as they led in seven events from: Alex Smith (Long Jump), Grayson Rolen (High Jump), Antonio Laidler (100m), Micah Camble (400mH), Otto De St Jeor (200m), Mariah Wehrle (1500m) and the men’s 4x100m relay.

Laidler had the fastest time of the day in the 100m dash with a time of 10.34 in the final heat. De St Jeor had a great win in the 200m race as he crossed the finish with a personal best of 20.95. Novo Onovwerosuoke finished in second with a time of 21.31.

The sprinters improved on their 4x100m relay as they entered the top-10 all-time performance list. Onovwerosuoke, Laidler, De St Jeor and Trelee Banks ran the sixth fastest time in program history of 39.91 for the win.

Micah Camble had his best race of the season with a win and a personal best in the 400mH. He clocked a time of 51.15 in his lap around the oval. On the women’s side, Ryann Parrish added a top-three finish with a PR of 1:00.68.

Nico Colchico had a lifetime personal best of 1:47.59, as he entered in the top-10 list with the sixth fastest time.

Cole Raymond finished second in the 3000m Steeplechase with a big personal best time of 9:13.52. Mariah Wehrle added a win in the 1500m with the fastest time of 4:21.12.

In the field, Smith and Rolen led the men’s jumpers in their respective events. Rolen posted a season best mark of 2.06m/6-9 while teammate Deepak Laungani finished second after clearing the same height for a personal best. Kelly Moran placed second in the triple jump with a personal best mark of 12.13m/39-9.75.

Up next, Indiana will head to the Outdoor Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on May 10-12.

Billy Hayes Invitational: May 3
TimeEvent: Athletes
100mH: Prelims (M)3. Olivia Gee: 13.60q (13.598)
100mH: Finals (W)3. Olivia Gee: 13.95
100 Meter: Prelims (W)11. Symone Adams: 12:34
14. Tripti Tiwari: 12.48 | Personal Best
100 Meter: Prelims (M)1. Antonio Laidler: 10.38Q
17. Gage Pratt: 11.12
100 Meter: Finals (M)1. Antonio Laidler: 10.34
3000 Meters (W)4. Claire Overfelt: 10:00.68
14. Andi VanMeter: 10:36.38
3000 Meters (M)4. Abe Eckman: 8:25.09
4×100 Meter Relay (M)1. Onovwerosuoke, Laidler, De St Jeor, Banks: 39.91 | No. 6 in program history
1500 Meters (W)6. Grace Tyson: 4:38.92 | Personal Best
8. Allie Latta: 4:45.09 | Personal Best
12. Jasmine Klopstad: 4:50.64
800 Meter Invite (W)4. Maddie Russin: 2:08.15
800 Meter Invite (M)2. Nico Colchico: 1:47.59 | Personal Best, No. 6 in program history
7. Keefer Soehngen: 1:50.37
400 Meter (W)11. Cambell Wamsley: 58.25
400 Meter (M)6. Jaylen Grimes: 48.69 | Personal Best
400mH (W)3. Ryann Parrish: 1:00.68 | Personal Best
6. Kai Snell: 1:02.66 | Personal Best
400mH (M)1. Micah Camble: 51.15 | Personal Best
5. John Colquitt: 53.24
200 Meter (W)2. Morgan Snow: 24.30
9. Kristina Vincic: 24.82
10. Tripti Tiwari: 25:44 | Personal Best
200 Meter (M)1. Otto De St Jeor: 20.95 | Personal Best
2. Novo Onovwerosuoke: 21.31
4. Trelee Banks: 21.54
10. Gage Pratt: 22.00 | Personal Best
12. Jaylen Grimes: 22.30 | Personal Best
3000 Meter Steeple (W)2. Cole Raymond: 9:13.52 | Personal Best
1500 Meter (W)1. Mariah Wehrle: 4:21.12 | Personal Best
4. Lily Myers: 4:22.54 | Personal Best
1500 Meter (M)3. Aidan Lord: 3:41.77 | Personal Best
6. Martin Segurola: 3:43.70 | Personal Best
9. Skylar Stidam: 3:46.51 | Personal Best
Hammer (W)9. Emily Herndon: 50.08m/164-03 | Personal Best
10. Bridget Beyer: 47.79m/156-09
Hammer (M)2. Sean Mockler: 68.82m/225-09 | Personal Best, School Record, No. 17 in NCAA
8. Tyler Reyna: 57.62m/189-0
10. Hunter Smith: 54.43m/178-7
Discus (M)7. Tyler Reyna: 49.77m/163-03 | Personal Best
9. Drew Franklin: 48.26m/158-04
17. Hunter Smith: 45.75m/150-01
20. Garrett Messer: 44.56m/146-02
31. Max Grangier: 28.85m/94-08
Javelin (W)5. Shanna Esters: 39.97m/131-01 | Personal Best
Pole Vault (M)2. Tyler Carrel: 5.30m/17-4.50
3. Nathan Stone: 5.15m/16-10.75
4. Riley Johnston: 5.00m/16-4.75
8. Tyler Sierks: 4.85m/15-11
Long Jump (M)1. Alex Smith: 7.41m/24-3.75
High Jump (W)5. Taylor Schoonveld: 1.69m/5-6.50
High Jump (M)1. Grayson Rolen: 2.06m/6-9
2. Deepak Laungani: 2.06m/6-9 | Personal Best
Shot Put (M)13. Drew Franklin: 14.98m/49-1.75
Shot Put (W)7. Emily Herndon: 14.37m/47-1.75
Triple Jump (W)2. Kelly Moran: 12.13m/39-9.75 | Personal Best


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Luke Wagner shined in the rivalry spotlight, facing only 18 batters through the first five innings while put together a quality start, but Indiana scored 10 times with two outs over the final three frames to take game 2 of the series with Purdue Baseball 10-2 Saturday at Alexander Field.

The game was played in front of a stadium-record crowd of 2,619 as Alexander Field welcomed over 2,200 fans for the third game in a row and the record was eclipsed for the second time this week.

The Boilermakers’ program-record 11-game Big Ten win streak came to an end. They’re now in a three-way tie for first place with Illinois and Nebraska (all 12-5 in Big Ten play) after both were winners Saturday. The Hoosiers (26-19-1, 11-6 Big Ten) are just one game back in the standings. Sunday’s rubber game of the series looms large with seven games remaining in the league schedule.

Indiana batted around in both the seventh and ninth innings, scoring six times with two outs in the top of the seventh after Purdue (31-16, 12-5 Big Ten) entered the frame with a 1-0 lead. When the bottom of the seventh came to an ended, the Boilermakers officially trailed at the end of a full frame in Big Ten play for the first time since April 6. Purdue had not trailed for 78 consecutive innings in Big Ten play and 58 consecutive innings overall during a season-long six-game win streak.

Coach Keady in our Camo made for a Magical Moment at Alexander. #BoilerUp 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/RZuF9QnIBH— Purdue Baseball (@PurdueBaseball) May 4, 2024

Wagner (7-1) rolled through five 1-2-3 innings and started an inning-ending 1-6-3 double play in the top of the fourth. In the process, he went 18 up, 17 down over the first six innings. But a third time through the lineup did not truly materialize as IU set up its first scoring opportunity with consecutive one-out singles in the top of the seventh. The Boilemakers went to the bullpen. Jackson Dannelley retired the Hoosiers’ cleanup hitter for the second out of the inning, but the bottom half of the lineup teamed up for five consecutive hits. The big blow was a three-run homer from Carter Mathison after Joey Brenczewski and Brock Tibbitts connected for back-to-back RBI singles through the left side.

Entering the day, Dannelley had not allowed an inherited base runner to score all season, stranding 17 consecutive overall dating back to the 2023 season finale.

Indiana used its top two pitchers in the win. Connor Foley conceded just two hits over four innings of one-run ball. Ty Bothwell (6-2) scattered five hits over five innings of relief and Purdue did not score against Bothwell until Couper Cornblum delivered a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning to plate an unearned run. Together they held the Boilermakers without an extra-base hit for just the fourth time this season. During its 11-game Big Ten win streak, Purdue had won twice without an extra-base hit.

Cornblum started his 100th consecutive game Saturday.

• Mike Bolton Jr. – 26-game on-base streak; 23-game on-base streak in Big Ten play (since 4/29/23); 16-game on-base streak at home; 11-game hit streak in Big Ten play
• Connor Caskenette – 10-game hit streak in Big Ten play; 15-game on-base streak in Big Ten play
• Keenan Spence – 10-game on-base streak at home
• Couper Cornblum – 100 consecutive games started (since start of 2023)

Keenan Spence delivered a two-out RBI single to open the scoring in the bottom of the fourth as the Boilermakers capitalized on consecutive hit batters to open the inning.

The following frame, Camden Gasser and Mike Bolton Jr. had consecutive singles to begin the inning. But Foley responded by retiring Purdue’s 2-3-4 hitters in order. Even with first base open and Connor Caskenette coming to the plate with two outs, IU opted to let Foley pitch to the Big Ten’s RBI leader, who had burned the visitors Friday night with a five-RBI performance. Foley fell behind in the count 3-0 but came back to retire Caskenette on a ground out to shortstop.

Sunday’s rubber game is slated for a 1 p.m. ET first pitch.


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A seventh inning two-out home run by Michigan State burned the Boilermakers on senior day as Purdue fell, 0-1 to the Spartans in Game 2. The result clinched the series for Michigan State (20-30, 6-16 Big Ten) while Purdue falls to .500 on the season (25-25, 11-11 Big Ten).

The result marked just the second Big Ten series loss in more than 35 days.

Madi Elish started for Purdue in the circle, tossing a season-high four strikeouts. The junior allowed no runs, two hits and no walks before Kendall Klochack (7-5) entered in relief for the final two innings. Klochack allowed just one hit, which proved to be the game-winning homer.

The Boilermakers were out-hit, 2-3 on the day with singles by Khloe Banks and Tyrina Jones. Meanwhile, Purdue left more runners stranded, with four Boilermakers left on base.

Moriah Polar and Banks accounted for Purdue’s two stolen bases, bringing the team’s season total to 96, just three shy of entering the program record book (tying the 2011 team for fifth-most in a single season).

Purdue’s regular season finale is set for tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET vs. Michigan State. The game, streamed on B1G+, will also serve as Cinco de Mayo celebration which includes free tacos to the first 200 students and the last Bark at the Park of the season. Purdue has clinched a spot in the Big Ten tournament, which begins Wednesday, May 8, with the bracket, including seedings, to be announced by the conference office tomorrow.


VILLANOVA, Pa. – The Butler softball team won the rubber match of its series with Villanova and improved its chances of earning a spot in this coming week’s BIG EAST Tournament. The Bulldogs (22-27, 11-13 BIG EAST) scored early and never trailed in the game, holding the regular-season conference-champion Wildcats (28-22, 19-5 BIG EAST) to just a single run.

Butler and Providence have been fighting for the sixth seed and final line on the bracket in the postseason conference championship. With today’s win, the Bulldogs have forced the Friars to win their final two games at Creighton or be eliminated.  

Game 3: Butler 2, Villanova 1 (7 innings)

Butler got on the board first when Paige Dorsett doubled and knocked in Cate Lehner. The Dawgs had a 1-0 lead after one complete inning.

Two innings later, Ella White connected on a solo home run to right center. The 2-0 lead held through six complete.

The Bulldogs loaded the bases with only one out in the top of the sixth but could not add to the lead.

In the bottom of the seventh, Villanova’s Ava Franz hit a leadoff home run, cutting Butler’s lead to 2-1. Katie Petran, who pitched a complete game, then forced the next three batters to ground or line out to secure the victory.

Petran (14-7) allowed only one run in 7.0 innings, allowing four hits and two walks with one strikeout.

Bulldog Bits

Up Next
Butler will await the results of the series between Providence and Creighton which will determine participation in the BIG EAST Tournament.


INDIANAPOLIS – Xavier scored at least one run in each of the final four innings on Saturday afternoon to collect a 7-3 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park. The Musketeers are now 24-22 overall with an 8-6 BIG EAST record. Butler slides to 17-29 this season and are 3-11 in BIG EAST action.
Hayden Christiansen put the Musketeers on the scoreboard first with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. The game would stay at 1-0 until the sixth when Xavier came up with three more runs. Connor Misch had an RBI double to left center while Carter Hendrickson and Grant Stephenson added RBI singles to make the game 4-0.
Each team scored a run in the seventh and BU came back to make some more noise in the eighth. Carter Dorighi singled through the right side of the infield to score Xavier Carter and a sac fly from Urban scored Cade Vota to make the contest 6-3.
Logan Schmidt was great on the mound for Xavier throwing 7.2 innings to get the win. He struck out five, didn’t issue a walk and would limit BU to three runs off six hits. Nolan Hughes got the final out of the eighth and would remain in the game for the ninth.
Nate Rosser had a solid outing with six strikeouts and just two walks. He would exit the game after 5.1 innings and Nick Miketinac would go for 1.2. Brett Sherrard threw the eighth and Tate Foxson entered the game in the ninth. He got two out and Gage Vota would get the third.
Kade Lewis and Jack Moroknek each had two hits for Butler.
The series finale will be played at Bulldog Park tomorrow at 1 PM


ROCHESTER, Mich. – Sophomore Modupe Awosanya earned a runner-up finish and both freshman Paige Laffoon and senior Madison Fry earned podium finishes to highlight the women’s track and field team’s efforts on day two of the #HLTF Outdoor Championships at Oakland University on Saturday (May 4). Awosanya collected a runner-up finish in the long jump and followed up by qualifying for a spot in Sunday’s finals in the 400m event with a personal best time of 56.96 in the prelims. 

Fry concluded the day’s efforts with a strong effort in the 3,000m steeplechase, obliterating her own school record with a time of 11:03.23, eclipsing her previous mark by 14 seconds. Fry charged hard over the final 400 meters, just missing a fourth-place finish by less than a second. 

The day began with Laffoon finishing off a sixth-place finish in the heptathlon with 4,253 points. She registered a long jump of 5.13m (16′ 10”) while Morgan Hoard jumped 4.93m (16′ 2.25”). Hoard followed with a personal best javelin throw of 29.02m (95-02) while Laffoon’s best throw was a mark of 17.82m (58-05). Laffoon finished with a personal best 800m time of 2:30.22 while Hoard ran 2:43.04. 

After fouling on her first two long jump attempts of the day, Awosanya qualified for the finals with a third jump of 5.76m (18′ 10.75”) and then posted a best mark of 5.87m (19′ 3.25”) in the finals for a second-place finish. 

In the 100m hurdles, sophomore Kyla Kante broke her own school record with a time of 14.40 seconds, earning the eighth and final spot in Sunday’s finals. 

Behind Awosanya’s time in the 400, freshman Paige Schulte ran a personal best time of 57.57 and sophomore Reese McCuan also notched a new PR at 58.79. Wini Barnett crossed at 59.61 and Laci Spore ran a personal best time of 1:00.55. In the 100m prelims, sophomore Karis Davis just missed a new personal best with a time of 12.39, finishing just outside the top eight qualifiers. 

In the 800m, neither Sophie Reichard (2:20.55) or Hannah Sale (2:20.71) were able to qualify for the finals which was the same for the 400m hurdles as both Jada-Marie Davis (1:06.32) and Journey Howard (1:07.68) were left on the outside. Davis was ninth overall, missing qualifying by less than a second. 

The Jaguars were also shutout of the 200m finals as Awosanya (25.13) and Karis Davis (25.50) coming up short. 

IUPUI sits in seventh-place heading into Sunday’s events with 17 points. 

Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ESPN+. 


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame (24-21, 8-18 ACC) took Game Two of the series 15-8 over Pittsburgh (19-24, 6-17 ACC) Saturday. 

OF David Glancy was on fire at the plate, going four-for-six with a home run, three doubles, four runs and five RBI. He is the first Irish player to hit three doubles in a single game since Robert Youngdahl on March 14, 2015 at Clemson (11-6 win). Just one player across all of Division I baseball this season has had more doubles in a single game this season.

In addition to Glancy’s homer, both INF Estevan Moreno and INF Nick DeMarco hit home runs Saturday, marking the second of DeMarco’s career. Notre Dame has now hit 78 home runs this season alone, just one shy of the program-record 79 home runs in a season set in 2022. 

RHP Tobey McDonough (3-2) earned the win for the Irish on the mound, going two innings and earning three strikeouts. RHP Jack Radel started the game, going four innings with two strikeouts. 


Pitt notched a single in the first, but the runner was stranded on base as Radel and the Irish held the Panthers scoreless in the first. Glancy led off the bottom of the inning with a double, and INF Jack Penney took a HBP. Moreno then delivered a three-run homer, a no-doubter to left field, to give the Irish a 3-0 lead. 

The Panthers responded in kind in the second, leading off with a double and following with a drawn walk. After a sac bunt pushed both runners to scoring position, a three-run homer evened the score. The Irish were able to limit the damage, holding Pitt to just the three runs. OF Brady Gumpf led off the bottom of the inning with a single, and C Joey Spence drew a walk. DH Davis Johnson delivered a sac bunt to push both to scoring position, and a Glancy double allowed Gumpf and Spence to come home. Penney followed with a single to score Glancy, and the Irish went to the third up 6-3. 

Both sides went scoreless in the third, with Radel earning a strikeout and the Irish turning their 41st double play of the season, courtesy Penney, Moreno and INF Connor Hincks. Hincks leads the ACC in fielding double plays with 40. The Panthers put two on base in the fourth, but were held scoreless in the inning, as Radel posted his second strikeout. 

Penney forced an error to reach base in the fourth, and Moreno singled to put Penney on second. A groundout pushed both a base, and Baumgardt then doubled to score the runners, giving the Irish an 8-3 lead. 

McDonough entered the game to begin the fifth for the Irish and struck out the first batter. After a Pitt double, two fly balls to Glancy ended the top half, including a running catch for Glancy nearly in center field for the third out. The Irish went three up, three down in the bottom of the inning. 

In the top of the sixth, McDonough again struck out the leadoff batter, and after a walk, earned another strikeout. A second walk put two runners on base, and the Panthers forced an error to put runners on first and third, scoring one. A wild pitch allowed another run to come home before a groundout ended the top of the inning with an 8-5 Irish lead. Glancy led off the bottom inning with a solo homer to give Notre Dame a 9-5 lead. 

RHP Will Jacobsen took the mound in the seventh for McDonough. Pitt led off the inning with a solo home run to decrease the deficit to three. Jacobsen retired the next three batters, the first on a grounder and the next two on swinging strikeouts. 

OF Tito Flores led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, and Gumpf took a HBP. INF Casey Kmet entered to pinch-hit, and delivered a bunt that kept all runners safe to load the bases. INF Nick DeMarco also pinch-hit, drawing a bases loaded walk to bring Flores home. Glancy then followed with another double, his third of the day, to score Kmet and Gumpf. After a walk drawn by Penney and a strikeout, Hincks doubled to score DeMarco and Glancy. The Irish ended the five-run inning up 14-6.

Pitt led off the eighth with a double, and after a foulout and a grounder that pushed the runner to third, a single earned a run for the Panthers. In the bottom of the inning, DeMarco sent his one-out homer to left field for his first home run of the season and second of his career. 

In the ninth, RHP Sammy Cooper entered to pitch for the Irish. A leadoff homer for the Panthers put the score at 15-8, and after a walk and HBP, RHP Nate Hardman took the mound. The next three batters were retired, with Hardman striking out one, preserving the 15-8 win. 


Both teams return Sunday, May 5, for the rubber match. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on ACC Network.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – After falling in doubles, Fighting Irish women’s tennis survived the Xavier Musketeers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Ann Arbor. The Irish won three-straight singles matches to take the 3-1 lead before Xavier tied it up. Julia Andreach earned her 20th win of the season as she closed the match with a 6-7 (8), 6-2, 7-5 win at the top flight to give the Irish the win. 30th ranked Notre Dame improves to 18-9 on the season, as Xavier falls to 19-6, with two losses to the Fighting Irish. 

It is the second-consecutive season that the Irish advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament, and the 20th time the program has won at least one match in the NCAA Tournament. 

How It Happened

Doubles started out in favor of the Musketeers. No. 3 was the first off the court as Xavier earned a 6-1 win. Page Freeman and Akari Matsuno evened it up with a 6-2 win at No. 2 before Xavier earned the point with a 6-3 win at No. 1. 

Nibi Ghosh got the Irish on the board first. The junior earned a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 4 to tie it up. Freeman was next off the court, cleaning up with a 6-3, 6-4 tally to put the Irish in front. Bojana Pozder used a tiebreaker in set two to put the Irish up 3-1. She earned a 7-5 win in set one before taking the second set 7-6 (4). Xavier went on to tie the match, getting three-set wins at No. 5 and No. 6. Andreach put the match away in the final set, rallying to earn a 7-5 win for the Irish to advance. 

Up Next

The Irish will take on the winner of the next match in Ann Arbor as the host Wolverines will take on the Chicago State Cougars. Sunday’s match will begin at 1 p.m.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish concluded their regular season at the 2024 Billy Hayes Invitational hosted by Indiana University on Friday, May 3. 

Michael Shoaf recorded another first place finish in the men’s shot put with a throw of 18.70m. 

Jacob Ranker and Reese Sanders each finished second in the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles, with respective times of 52.39 and 1:00.5. 

On the men’s side, other top-3 finishes included a third place finish from Blake Kusky in the men’s hammer throw and a third place finish from Joey Zayszly in the men’s 400m hurdles. On the women’s side, Shae Douglas placed third in the women’s 100m prelims and Madison Schmidt finished third in the women’s high jump.

For full results, click here.  

Men’s Shot Put 

1st – Michael Shoaf 18.70m 

8th – Henry Boudreau 15.77m

Men’s Discus Throw 

5th – Cole Targgart 50.34m

10th – Henry Boudreau 48.21m

Men’s Hammer Throw 

3rd – Blake Kusky 64.91m

Men’s 400m Hurdles 

2nd – Jacob Ranker 52.39

3rd – Joey Zayszly 52.94

Women’s 100m Prelims 

6th – Shae Douglas 12.04

Women’s 200m 

3rd – Shae Douglas 24.57

Women’s 400m Hurdles 

2nd – Reese Sanders 1:00.15

Women’s Hammer Throw 

5th – Emma Albano 55.60m 

8th – Shiloh Corrales-Nelson 53.31m

Women’s High Jump 

3rd – Madison Schmidt 1.76m 

Women’s Long Jump 

7th – Kendall Burgess 5.63m

Women’s Shot Put 

5th Shiloh Corrales-Nelson 14.68m


CHARLOTTE – No. 1 Notre Dame will play in its fourth straight ACC Championship title game, as it takes on No. 6 Duke at noon ET on Sunday, May 5 in Charlotte at American Legion Memorial Stadium. The game will air on ACCN.

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina | American Legion Memorial Stadium
Schedule: May 5 — Noon ET
Live Stats: FightingIrish.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at the matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame


• Notre Dame is playing in its seventh ACC Championship this weekend. The Irish have an all-time record of 7-4 at the ACC Championships.

• The Irish have won two ACC titles in its previous six appearances, winning the 2014 and 2018 championships.

• The Fighting Irish have now advanced to the title game in five of the last seven ACC Tournaments.

• Notre Dame claimed an ACC Championship title in the team’s first season in the league in 2014. Notre Dame won a pair of one goal games over Maryland (6-5) in the semifinal and Syracuse (15-14) in the final.

• In 2018, Notre Dame defeated Duke in the semifinals by a final score of 14-11 before claiming the crown in a dominant 17-7 win over Virginia at Klockner Stadium.


• Sunday will be the 33rd meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Duke and the second this season.

• The Irish and Blue Devils have played to a standstill in the all-time series at 16-16.

• Notre Dame has won each of the last five meetings and six of the last seven dating back to the 2021 season.

• The Irish won won the regular-season meeting earlier this year by a score of 15-12 in Durham at Koskinen Stadium.

• Pat Kavanagh led the Irish attack with seven points off four goals and three assists, while his brother Chris posted four goals and an assist.

• Liam Entenmann made 14 saves in goal to help keep the Blue Devils offense in check.


• The Irish cleaned up four of the five major awards handed out by the ACC following the regular season, as Pat Kavanagh was named Offensive Player of the Year, Liam Entenmann claimed Defensive Player of the Year and Goalie of the Year, and Kevin Corrigan was named the Coach of the Year.

• Entenmann became just the second player in ACC history to earn multiple ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors, joining former Notre Dame great Matt Landis.

• Entenmann picks up Notre Dame’s sixth ACC Defensive Player of the Year award, which marks the most for any program since it was created during the 2012 season.

• Pat Kavanagh is the second Fighting Irish player in program history to earn ACC Offensive Player of the Year, as former standout Bryan Costabile took home the award in 2019.

• Corrigan garners the honor for the first time in his career and has now has now earned seven conference coach of the year honors over his career, with the previous six coming from other leagues.

• Entenmann and Kavanagh were one of seven Irish players on the All-ACC team, being joined by Chris Kavanagh (A), Eric Dobson (M), Will Donovan (LSM), Ben Ramsey (SSDM) and Will Lynch (FO).

• The seven Irish honorees are tied for the most All-ACC selections of any team in conference history, as Notre Dame also had seven representatives last season. Of the 19 total All-ACC Team members, Donovan, Lynch and Ramsey are the only representatives at their positions.


• The Irish enter Sunday’s final leading the country in scoring offense (16.0 goals per game), first in the country in points per game (25.58), first in the country in shooting percentage (36.8) and second in assists per game (9.58).

• Notre Dame has reached double-digit scoring in every game this season.

• Five of ND’s 11 opponents have allowed their most goals in a game this season to the Irish (Cleveland St., Marquette, Michigan, Duke and Virginia).

• The 22-goal win over Cleveland State, the 13-goal victory at Marquette and the five-goal win over Maryland represent the largest margin of victory for the Irish in the respective all-time series.

• The Irish have also played fairly clean games thus far, as they are averaging just 14.67 turnovers per game which leads the ACC and ranks 12th in the country.


• The Irish starting attack has combined for 146 points this season.

• Pat Kavanagh (20G, 37A), Chris Kavanagh (27G, 27A) and Jake Taylor (32G, 3A) are each having great seasons.

• The three attackman have a combined 525 points in their career off 291 goals and 234 assists.

• The Irish starting midfield also presents headaches for the opposition with Eric Dobson, Jordan Faison and Devon McLane each presenting different challenges to try to stop.

• McLane leads the unit with 33 points (25G, 8A) while Faison has 25 (18G, 7A) and Dobson has added 22 (14G, 8A).


• For the third-straight season, Notre Dame’s man-up offense is among the nation’s best, scoring on 72.2 percent of its opportunities.

• Notre Dame comes into Sunday 26-of-36 on man-up situations.

• The mark of 72.2 percent is on pace to be the best single-season percentage in NCAA history.

• Jeffery Ricciardelli leads the unit with seven goals, ranking seventh in the country, while Devon McLane has scored six, Jake Taylor has recorded five and Chris Kavanagh has added four.

• The Irish finished the 2023 season going 22-for-41 (.537) on the EMO ranking fifth in the country.

• The Irish EMO unit cashed in on 21-of-31 chances (.677) during the 2022 season.


• The Irish have allowed just 115 total goals over the course of the season, giving up 9.58 goals per game despite playing some of the top attacks in the country.

• The 9.58 goals per game is the best mark in the ACC and ninth best in the country.

• Not only has the Irish defense been stingy but they have also been disruptive, averaging 9.25 caused turnovers per game, which is the 14th best mark in the country.

• Dating back to last season, which includes an NCAA Championship run, the Irish have held 12 of their last 17 opponents to 10 or fewer goals, including each of their last three opponents.

• Notre Dame has allowed just nine goals in each of its wins over UVA, marking the first time that Virginia was held under 10 goals in back-to-back games since 2016, the first time in the shot clock era.

• The unit allowed just three goals in the win over Cleveland State, which is tied for the second fewest given up by ND in a season opener in program history.

• The Irish finished 2023 allowing just 9.69 goals per game, leading the ACC and ranking sixth in the country, despite playing nine games against opponents that ranked in the top 10 in goals scored per game.

• Notre Dame led the ACC and ranked ninth in the country in caused turnovers per game last season, averaging 9.69.


• Notre Dame has never shied away from putting together a challenging schedule and the 2024 slate is no different.

• Of Notre Dame’s 12 games during the 2024 season, nine feature opponents  ranked in the current USILA or Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Polls.

• The Irish are now 6-0 against top-10 teams at the time of the matchup this season.

• The Irish have three wins against teams ranked No. 3 in the country at the time of the matchup (Maryland, Syracuse and Duke).

• Notre Dame is 8-1 against teams currently ranked.


• Pat Kavanagh became the first Notre Dame player to be named a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist two times, earning the honor in 2021 and 2023.

• The graduate student was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year this season after leading the Irish to an undefeated 4-0 regular-season record in league play.

With four points in the regular-season win over Virginia, Kavanagh became the all-time career points record holder at Notre Dame, which was previously held by Randy Colley (273). Kavanagh has 278 career points (106G, 172A).

• The attackman is the current NCAA DI active career leader in assists per game (3.02) and is second for total career assists (172).

• The Rockville, New York, native broke the program record for points in a season in 2023 with 77 points off 25 goals and 52 assists.

• Kavanagh became the program record holder for career assists during the 2023 season and has 172 in his illustrious career.

• The attackman also shattered his own single-season program assists record in 2023, totaling 52 on the season. Kavanagh now holds the top  four marks for assists in a season.

• Kavanagh is also the only player in program history to record 10 points in a single game, a feat which he has achieved three times in his career.

• Kavanagh has recorded three or more points in every game this season.


• Grad student Liam Entenmann was named the 2024 ACC Defensive Player of the Year and ACC Goalie of the Year, claiming both awards for the second straight season.

• Entenmann joins former Irish great Matt Landis as the only two players in ACC history to garner ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors multiple times.

The goalie cemented his status as the top goalie in the country with his play in 2023, being named the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie by the USILA, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, ACC Goalie of the Year and NCAA Championships Most Valuable Player.

• Entenmann became the all-time program saves leader in the win over Cornell, surpassing Joey Kemp (633 saves) for the top spot. The shot stopper enters the weekend with 688 saves.

• The goalie ranks first in the ACC in goals allowed per game (9.6) and save percentage (.556).

• The grad student turned in his best performance of the season in the ACC semifinal win over No. 5 Virginia, making a season-high 18 saves while allowing just six goals in a dominant performance against one of the best attacks in the country.

• As the weather is heating up, so is Entenmann. He was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week after making 13 saves against UNC (4/20) while allowing just six goals.

•  The goalie had a big game against No. 3 Maryland this season, making 13 saves while limiting the Terrapins to just nine goals and made a season-high 15 saves in the win over No. 18 Michigan.

• Entenmann led the ACC and ranked sixth in the country in goals against average, allowing just 9.55 goals per game in 2023.

• Entenmann had a save percentage of .570 (196 saves, 148 goals allowed), ranking fourth in the country last season.

• Entenmann made double-digit saves in each of the final 13 games in 2023, including a season-high 18 in the win over No. 1 Duke to win the national title.


• Chris Kavanagh had one of the most prolific goal scoring seasons in program history in 2023, recording a career-high 46 goals to lead the Irish attack.

• Kavanagh hasn’t missed a beat in 2024, as the junior is second on the team in points (54) with 27 goals and 27 assists.

• With four points (1G, 3A) in the ACC semifinal win over No. 5 UVA, Chris broke into the top 10 on Notre Dame’s career scoring list. The junior has 149 points off 95 goals and 54 assists.

•The junior not only paced Notre Dame’s offense in 2023 but his 46 goals ranked third all-time in program history for a single season, just three behind Randy Colley’s record of 49 goals set in 1995.

• The attackman also added 16 assists to total 62 points, which ranks 10th all-time in Notre Dame men’s lacrosse history.

• Chris finished with 10 hat tricks during the 2023 campaign and has 15 in his career.

• The Rockville Centre, New York, native has 95 career goals.


• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, 2021, Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA record for most wins at a DI program with 311, passing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).

• Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300-win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.

• Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark in his career.

• Corrigan has an overall record of 356-175 in his 38 seasons of coaching.

• The head coach is 346-160 in his 36 seasons at Notre Dame.

• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – – After dropping Saturday’s first game by a final score of 4-3, the Ball State softball team needed a win to keep its hopes for a berth in next week’s Mid-American Conference Championship alive.

Senior pitcher Francys King delivered that and more in the nightcap, throwing just the second recorded perfect game in program history to lead the Cardinals (24-27; 11-13 MAC) to an 8-0 (5) victory over Central Michigan at Margo Jonker Stadium.

It took King just 55 pitches to dispatch of the Chippewas (16-30; 13-11) who locked up its MAC Championship bid with Friday’s doubleheader split between Akron and Kent State. Over her five innings of work, King struck out three batters, induced a pair of ground outs and forced 10 fly outs.

King joins Angelina Russo as the only pitchers in program history to register perfect games, with Russo’s coming in a 5-0 win over Western Michigan on April 20, 2022. It also marks the 20th no-hitter in program history.

On the offensive front, redshirt junior catcher McKayla Timmons opened the scoring in the nightcap with her 23rd home run of the season in the top of the first, tying Ball State’s single season record established by Jennifer Gilbert during her junior campaign in 2013.

The Cardinals added another run in the second on an RBI single through the left side from graduate third baseman Haley Wynn, before scoring six more in the fourth to take complete control of the contest.

In Saturday’s opening game, Central Michigan used a three-run opening inning to jump out to an early 3-0 edge. Ball State would battle back within one, at 4-3 in the sixth, before loading the bases with no outs in the top of the seventh. Unfortunately, the Cardinals could not capitalize as its final three batters struck out. 

GAME 1 SCORING SUMMARY – Ball State 3 – Central Michigan 4
B1 | A double to left field from Allyssa Hollo opened the scoring (1-0)
B1 | Michaleigh Vallimont follows with a sac fly to extend CMU’s lead to two runs (2-0)
B1 | Keira Tolmie drives in another run with a double to right center (3-0)
T3 | Following a two-out single from Wynn, Timmons drives in BSU’s first run with a double to left center (3-1)
B4 | A bases loaded walk to Carly Sleeman gives CMU its three-run edge back (4-1)
T5 | Graduate second baseman Jazmyne Armendariz draws a bases loaded walk to get the run back (4-2)
T6 | Redshirt sophomore pinch hitter Jessica Hoffman smashes an RBI double to center field, capping the scoring in the game (4-3)

GAME 2 SCORING SUMMARY – Ball State 8 – Central Michigan 0 (5)
T1 | Timmons ties Ball State’s single season home run record with a solo blast to left center (1-0)
T2 | Wynn singles through the left side to drive in junior right fielder Maddie Weaver (2-0)
T3 | Wynn picks up her second RBI of the game with a double to left center (3-0)
T3 | A bases loaded single by redshirt sophomore shortstop McKenna Mulholland ups BSU’s lead to four (4-0)
T3 | Two batters later, senior pinch hitter Emma Richards draws a bases loaded walk (5-0)
T3 | Weaver drives in the final three runs of the game with a bases loaded double to left center (8-0)

The Ball State softball team closes the 2024 regular season Sunday with a Noon first pitch back at Central Michigan. With a win, the Cardinals will earn a spot in next week’s MAC Championship. With a loss, the Cardinals season will come to an end.


DeKALB, Ill. – The Ball State baseball team couldn’t overcome a Northern Illinois offense that put up a pair of four-run innings as the Huskies took the middle game of the series 12-3 on Saturday afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field.

The Cardinals (26-19-1, 13-10 Mid-American Conference) scored once each in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, but it was too late as NIU (16-30, 10-13 MAC) plated one in the first, four in the second and four more in the fifth inning to build a 9-0 advantage on their way to evening the three-game set.

Blake Bevis drove in Hunter Dobbins on an RBI grounder in the seventh before Decker Scheffler brought home Corey Miley on a fielder’s choice in the eighth. Max Kalk hit his first home run of the year with a solo shot to right center in the ninth inning to account for the day’s final scoring for the Cardinals.

Keegan Johnson (6-2) surrendered five runs (four earned) in 1.2 innings to suffer the loss for the visitors, while Huskies starter Adam Brouwer (6-5) threw 7.0 innings of one-run ball to earn the win.

Northern Illinois claimed its first game in the head-to-head series since 2019 after Ball State had won 14 in a row.

The rubber match between the MAC opponents is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET (1 CT) on Sunday.


SPRINGFIELD- Indiana State Softball won game three of the series against Missouri State on Saturday with a score of 3-1, to claim the series 2-1. 

Indiana State picked up six hits on Saturday afternoon, which came from Abi ChippsKennedy ShadeKenzie CornwellDanielle HenningLuci Kapelka, and Lauren Marsicek over Missouri State’s Gracie Johnston. 

The Bears struck first, and took the lead in the second inning with an RBI triple by Krehbiel to score Perales, and take the 1-0 lead over the Sycamores. 

The Sycamores tied up game three 1-1 in the third inning, when Luci Kapelka recorded her first collegiate home run to put the first run on the board for Indiana State.

Indiana State pulled ahead when they picked up their final two runs in the top of the sixth inning, to take the 3-1 lead over Missouri State. Kennedy Shade led off inning six with a single and Isabella Henning was walked before Kenzie Cornwell connected on a sacrifice fly RBI to take the Sycamores first lead of the game. The third and final run came when Danielle Henning connected on a RBI single to score Isabella Henning and make it an ISU 3-1 lead.

Cassi Newbanks (3-8) took the win in the circle for the Sycamores in 4.2 innings of work, where she allowed only three hits and one run scored, while striking out one. Megan Asher picked up her third save of the season in the series finale, where she allowed two hits and zero runs scored in 2.1 innings of work. Asher was dominant in the bottom of the seventh inning where she led the Sycamores to victory by shutting the Bears down and striking out the final two batters. 

Up Next:
Indiana State will travel to Normal, Illinois next week to compete in the MVC tournament on May 8-11. 


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Luis Hernandez connected on five Indiana State home runs over the sixth and seventh innings and Zach Davidson worked 4.1 innings of scoreless relief on Saturday afternoon as the Sycamores secured the series win over Belmont with the 8-5 victory.

Belmont (22-24, 9-11) carried a 5-1 lead through the fifth inning as the Bruins connected against Indiana State (33-10, 16-4) starter Brennyn Cutts early in the contest. Mason Landers and Brodey Heaton both homered as the Bruins recorded nine hits against the Sycamore starting pitcher to hold the edge midway through the game.

Indiana State struggled against Belmont starter Dominic Barratta early in the contest as the Bruins’ left-hander carried a one-hitter through the fourth inning, before the Sycamores started to connect in the bottom of the sixth.

Hernandez connected on his 14th home run of the 2024 season to lead off the sixth inning and cut the Belmont lead down to 5-2. Three batters later, Adam Pottinger drilled a ball off the top of the scoreboard in right center to make it a 5-3 game and chasing Barratta from the contest.

After Davidson (2-1) struck out the side in the top of the seventh, the Sycamores teed off on Belmont reliever Cade Granzow (4-2) with Dominic Listi hammering a two-run home run down the right field line to tie the game. Hernandez followed two pitches later with a solo shot to left field to put Indiana State ahead 6-5. Mike Sears added to the lead with a two-run shot over the left field wall in the frame to give ISU the 8-5 advantage after the seventh inning.

Davidson continued to cruise in the contest as the senior left-hander retired the first 11 batters he faced before surrendering a one-out single to Jack Rando in the top of the ninth inning. He proceeded to pick up his eighth strikeout of the game against Landers, before Parker Stinson tracked down Heaton’s line drive to right center for the final out to secure ISU’s 17th consecutive Missouri Valley series win.

Hernandez posted his second multi-homer game of the season to highlight eight Sycamore hits on the contest, while Randal Diaz extended his 16-game hitting streak with a base hit in the first inning. Josue Urdaneta went 1-for-2 with a pair of hit-by-pitches to extend his on-base streak to 32 consecutive games.

Cutts went 4.2 innings surrendering a season-high nine hits and five runs while striking out three in the no-decision. Davidson struck out seven of the first eight batters he faced in going 4.1 innings in his second win of the year.

Sam Slaughter, Landers, and Heaton all recorded two hits apiece as the Bruins connected on 10 hits overall in the loss.

Barratta went 5.2 innings on the mound allowing four hits and three runs while striking out one. Granzow went 0.2 innings allowing four hits and five runs, while Bill Duby retired all five batters he faced to close out the contest.

How They Scored

  • Mason Landers put Belmont ahead 1-0 in the top of the first inning with a two-out solo home run to left field to give the Bruins the early lead.
  • Parker Stinson crossed the plate on a double play ball in the bottom of the second inning as the Sycamores took advantage of a trio of walks to tie the game up at 1-1.
  • Belmont scored three in the top of the third inning to take a 4-1 lead highlighted by Max Blessinger’s two-run single, while Landon Godsey drew a bases-loaded walk to add to the Bruins lead.
  • Brodey Heaton connected on a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning to extend Belmont’s lead to 5-1.
  • Luis Hernandez and Adam Pottinger connected on a pair of solo home runs for Indiana State in the bottom of the sixth inning to cut the Belmont lead down to 5-3.
  • Dominic Listi connected on a two-run home run to tie the game, while Luis Hernandez (solo HR) and Mike Sears (two-run HR) also homered in the bottom of the seventh inning in a five-run frame that propelled Indiana State to the 8-5 win.

News & Notes

  • Randal Diaz extended his hitting streak to 16 consecutive games and on-base streak to 22 games following his leadoff single in the first inning. He finished the day 1-for-5 from the plate.
  • Josue Urdaneta extended his on-base streak to 32 consecutive games after getting hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning. He finished the day 1-for-2 with a run scored and was hit by two pitches.
  • Parker Stinson extended his on-base streak to 22 consecutive games after drawing walks in both the second and seventh innings.
  • Luis Hernandez homered in the sixth and seventh innings on Saturday afternoon marking his second multi-homer game of the season, ISU’s third of the weekend, and the team’s eighth individual multi-homer game of 2024.
  • Dominic ListiLuis Hernandez, and Mike Sears all homered in bottom of the seventh inning marking the third time in 2024 three Sycamores have homered in the same inning. ISU homered three times in the first inning against Bradley on April 14, and the fourth inning on April 19 at Illinois State.
  • The Sycamores connected on five home runs in a single game for the fourth time this season and second time in as many games.
  • Zach Davidson tied a career-high with eight strikeouts in relief over 4.1 innings. He equaled his mark of eight strikeouts set on May 2, 2023, in a relief outing against Illinois.
  • Davidson’s 4.1 innings in relief equaled his career-high set back on February 24, 2024, against Marshall.
  • Indiana State moved to 17-0 in game two in Missouri Valley series dating back to the end of the 2022 season, including a 7-0 mark in the second game of the conference series in the 2024 season.
  • The Sycamores are 42-7-1 over their last 50 Missouri Valley conference games.

Up Next
Indiana State closes out the weekend series on Sunday afternoon against Belmont with first pitch set for 1 p.m. ET. The game will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

Among Sunday’s game day festivities include a Kid’s Club Carnival taking place starting at noon on the concourse at Bob Warn Field featuring appearances by the Indiana State Spirit Squad and Sycamore Sam.


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Jai Reed will be the top seed of the 100 meter final on Sunday after posting the top time in the prelim heats on Saturday (May 4) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships for the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s track and field team. 

Reed won the third heat with a time of 11.76. It turned out to be the best time of the day as Reed will start Sunday’s final as the top seed. It’ll be one of two finals for Reed as she also qualified for the 200 meter final on Saturday.

Haylee Hile took fourth in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 11:03.14. It is the best time of any freshman in the league. The personal best time is a U20 auto qualifying time. 

Ali Sparks and Lia Rivers scored points for the Mastodons in the shot put. Sparks finished fourth while Rivers finished eighth.

Ellie Zagel and Sophia Buck each finished in the top five of the heptathlon. The freshman Zagel finished fourth overall with a win in the shot put. Buck finished fifth overall with a third-place finish in the 800 meters. 

Jesseca Hudson-Turpin qualified for the finals in the 100 meter hurdles. She’ll be joined by Marissa Van De Weg in the 400 meter hurdles final. 

Purdue Fort Wayne will enter the final day in third place in the team standings with 43 points. Milwaukee is in the lead with 79.5 points.

The Horizon League Outdoor Championships conclude on Sunday (May 5). The events are streamed on ESPN+. 

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – Harrison Niswander set a school record to lead the Mastodon men’s track and field team on Saturday (May 4) on the second day of the 2024 Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

Niswander turned in a school-record performance of 9:11.53 in the 3000 meter steeplechase. He finished second in the event, just two spots ahead of Jarred Neff who finished fourth at 9:21.37. 

Andrew Roman and Alex Schipper each scored points for the ‘Dons in the pole vault. Roman finished seventh after vaulting 4.70m and Schipper finished eighth after vaulting 4.55m.

Kai Auernheimer and Brejion Peters finished in the top five in the decathlon. Auernheimer finished fourth overall with a second-place finish in the discus. Peters finished fifth overall with second-place finishes in the long jump and high jump.

Ezra Lewellen and Isaiah Smith both qualified for the 100 meter final. They both will also join Brent Donaldson in the 200 meter final on Sunday. Donaldson and Jonas Morris each finished in the top three of the 400 meter prelim to qualify for the finals. 

Purdue Fort Wayne will enter the final day in third place in the team standings with 56 points. Youngstown State is in the lead with 116 points.

The Horizon League Outdoor Championships conclude on Sunday (May 5). The events are streamed on ESPN+. 


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne softball season came to a close on Saturday (May 4) as the Mastodons dropped two games to Oakland 4-2 and 5-4. Prior to the doubleheader, the Mastodons celebrated Senior Day for Alyson QuinlanBrayden LickeyEpiphany Hang and Brooke Wintlend.

GAME 1: Oakland 4, Purdue Fort Wayne 2
Oakland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in game one before the Mastodons first scored in the fifth inning, but the ‘Dons had a potential tying run on deck or better in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

The Golden Grizzlies scored one in each of the first, second, fourth and fifth. The Mastodons got their first in the fifth Gwen McMenemy and Grace Hollopeter got on with a pair of singles, then Aglaia Rudd drew a walk to load the bases. Wintlend drew a walk in the next plate appearance to score McMenemy. Tori Countryman pinch hit and brought home Hollopeter.

McMenemy and Hollopeter both singled again in the sixth, but were left on first and second. Hollopeter finished 3-for-4 and McMenemy went 2-for-3.

Alanah Jones was credited with the loss. Gracie Brinkerhoff was very effective in 2.1 innings of relief, striking out two and allowing just one hit without a run. Alyssa Balcom got her fourth win of the year for Oakland while Mary Newton got her second save.

GAME 2: Oakland 5, Purdue Fort Wayne 4
The Mastodons had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Golden Grizzlies slammed the door shut on the come-from-behind victory. 

The Golden Grizzlies took the lead in the opening frame with a two-run homer from Jen Krizka. Hang cut the lead in half with a ground-out RBI in the bottom of the first to score Hollopeter.

Oakland got two more before the ‘Dons scored again thanks to a single in the third with two runners in scoring position. Hollopeter knocked in Brooke Lickey in the fourth inning. Lickey singled on the first ball she saw and was brought around with a walk from her sister, Brayden, and a sacrifice bunt from McMenemy.

Two innings later, Oakland tallied its last run of the contest with a double to left center. In the bottom of the sixth, Brooke Lickey, McMenemy and Hollopeter both recorded doubles to score two runs and get it within one. Hollopeter got left on second and three got left on in the seventh for the ‘Dons to come up just short.

Brinkerhoff went all seven innings and struck out three. 2023 Horizon League Pitcher of the Year Sydney Campbell recorded just one strikeout in the complete game victory.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 14-33 and 9-15 in the Horizon League as the season comes to a close. Oakland improves to 25-17 and 17-6 to claim the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Horizon League Championship.


VALPARAISO, Ind. –  The Valparaiso baseball team launched three home runs on Saturday, and scored seven of its eight runs with two outs in an inning, as the Beacons evened the Missouri Valley Conference series with the University of Evansville Purple Aces with a 8-4 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Evansville struck first with some two-out luck of its own in the second inning, as junior outfielder Harrison Taubert had a check-swing RBI single through the right-side of the Valparaiso infield to give UE a 1-0 lead.  But, it would be UE’s only lead of the afternoon.

The Beacons quickly scored two two-out runs in the bottom of the second inning thanks to RBI singles by catcher Kade Reinertson and third baseman Kaleb Hannahs.  Evansville would respond by loading the bases in the third inning, but could get only one run on a sacrifice fly by senior shortstop Simon Scherry to tie the game at 2-2.

The teams would trade solo home runs by the two designated hitters:  Valparaiso’s Ryan Maka in the third inning and UE’s Cal McGinnis in the sixth inning to move the score to 3-3.  Hannahs hit a solo home run with two outs in the seventh inning to give Valpo the lead, and the Beacons tacked on four more two-out runs in the eighth inning to grow an 8-3 advantage.    Evansville would get a lead-off solo home run by Taubert in the ninth inning, but UE could get no closer.

Hannahs went 4-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Valparaiso offense, which went 8-for-16 with two outs and produced seven two-out RBI on the day.  Taubert, graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger and senior outfielder Kip Fougerousse all had two hits for UE.

With the victory, Valparaiso improved to 14-30 overall and 6-14 in the MVC.  Evansville, meanwhile, dropped to 26-20 overall and 13-7 in the MVC with the loss.  The two teams will conclude the series on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in a game that can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS.  Senior right-hander Shane Harris (4-5, 4.34 ERA) is expected to get the start for the Purple Aces in the series finale.


NORMAL, Ill. – With the score tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the 7th, Illinois State saw its first four batters reach base to defeat the University of Evansville softball team by a final of 6-5 on Saturday at Marian Kneer Stadium.
Three RBI hits in the bottom of the first saw Illinois State jump out to the early lead.  UE looked to respond in the top of the second as Hannah Hood reached on a leadoff walk before Jenna Nink doubled to right center.  A double play quickly ended the threat.
Illinois State registered three hits in the bottom of the frame before Purple Aces starter Megan Brenton forced a fly out to keep the deficit at three runs with ISU stranding the bases loaded.
Evansville got on the board in the top of the third with three consecutive batters reaching base with two outs.  A Zoe Frossard walk and Brooke Voss single were followed by an RBI hit by Jess Willsey to make it a 3-1 game.  The Redbirds quickly fought back, plating two runs in the bottom of the third.
Things remained at 5-1 until the top of the 5th when two runs scored on another hit by Jess Willsey to cut the deficit to 5-3.  One inning later, it was Frossard coming through with the game-tying hit.  Niki Bode opened the frame with a pinch hit single while Marah Wood reached on a 1-out fielder’s choice.  With two outs, Frossard double to left center to bring in both runners.
Still tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the 7th, the Redbirds rallied to take the win.  Following a leadoff single, ISU saw its next three batters walk as the winning run crossed the plate.   Evansville posted eight hits in the game with Willsey recording a pair. 
Brenton tossed three innings with five runs, four earned, crossing the plate.  Mikayla Jolly threw three innings with just one run scoring.
Sunday’s regular-season finale begins with a 12 p.m. first pitch.


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Baseball scored six times in the eighth inning to defeat Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 11-6, Saturday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. The Screaming Eagles are 21-26 overall and 10-10 OVC, while Cougars go to 18-27-1, 10-10 OVC.
USI reaches the .500 mark at 10-10 in the OVC and moves to within two games of conference-leading Morehead State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which are 12-8 in the league. The Eagles, who are tied for fifth in the OVC, also have won four of the last five games and five of the last seven.
USI struck for a run in the second to lead 1-0 when junior leftfielder Thomas Emerich (Ava, Missouri) scored on a RBI-single by junior centerfielder Terrick Thompson-Allen (Sioux City, Iowa). SIUE rebounded to take the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the third and the 2-1 lead.
Eagles’ senior rightfielder Ren Tachioka (Japan) crossed the plate with the tying run in the bottom of the third on a sacrifice fly by senior designated hitter Jack Ellis (Jeffersonville, Indiana) after USI loaded the bases with three-straight walks. The Cougars clawed their way back into the lead in the top of the fourth, 3-2, and extended the margin, 4-2, with another single tally in the top of the fifth.
USI regained the upper hand in the bottom of the sixth when it plated a trio of runs for a 5-4 advantage. Junior second baseman Lane Crowden (Jackson, Missouri) knotted the score by lacing a two-triple down the left field line before crossing the plate with the lead run on a RBI-single by junior third baseman Ricardo Van Grieken (Venezuela).
After SIUE tied the game, 5-5, in the top of the eighth, USI exploded for six runs in the bottom half of the frame for the margin of victory. USI junior pinch runner Cameron Boyd (Villa Hills, Kentucky) crossed the plate to put the Eagles back into the lead for good when Van Grieken was credited with a sacrifice fly and reached on a dropped fly ball.
Senior first baseman Tucker Ebest (Austin, Texas) drove in the eventual game-winning tally with a ground out to make the score, 7-5, while Ellis sealed the victory with a two-run single to put the Eagles up, 9-5. Niehaus and Thompson-Allen would knock in the final two runs in the inning to increase the advantage to 11-5.
SIUE loaded the bases in the ninth, but were only able to push one more run across before USI senior right-hander Carter Stamm (Jasper, Indiana) shut the door on the 11-6 win.
Tachioka had a pair of hits and increased his hitting streak to 10 games, while Thompson-Allen posted his team-best 21st multi-hit game with a pair of singles.
On the mound, junior right-hander Gavin Morris (Brazil, Indiana) picked up the win in relief. Morris (4-4) allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits, while striking out three in four innings.
Junior right-hander Gavin Seebold (Jeffersonville, Indiana) started and got a no-decision. Seebold went the first four innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks.
Up Next for the Eagles:
USI and SIUE conclude the three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m. The Eagles will host the first-ever “Bark at the Park” Sunday before the game with each fan receiving free admission to the game along with a free doggy treat and pup cup when they come to the game with their dog.
Coming up this month:
The final series of the season will be Alumni Weekend when USI hosts Western Illinois University (May 16-18). The Eagles will have Senior Day and will honor the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championship team prior to the 1 p.m. game May 18.


MACOMB, Ill. – University of Southern Indiana Softball showcased a 9-1 offensive surge in five innings in the series opener at Western Illinois University on Saturday before the Leathernecks answered with a 6-3 victory in the afternoon to force a doubleheader split.
In Saturday’s series-opening victory, Southern Indiana’s offense picked up where it left off from last Sunday’s win against Tennessee State, posting a season-high 12 hits for the second consecutive game.
Senior catcher Sammie Kihega (Greenfield, Indiana) did not miss a beat from her six-RBI performance last Sunday. The USI backstop led off the top of the second inning on Saturday with a solo home run, her fifth of the season. Later in the second, junior outfielder Kennedy Nalley (Huntingburg, Indiana) doubled USI’s lead to 2-0 with an RBI single the opposite way.
Western Illinois got a run back in the home half of the second inning, but the Screaming Eagles answered in the fourth inning and poured it on with seven runs. Nalley started the fourth-inning scoring with a solo shot for her first home run this season. An RBI knock and a bases-loaded walk pushed Southern Indiana’s advantage up to 5-1. Then USI tacked on to its lead with three straight RBI hits by freshman infielder Sydney Long (Haubstadt, Indiana), junior pitcher Josie Newman (Indianapolis, Indiana), and freshman designated player Kate Satkoski (Lanesville, Indiana). Satkoski’s hit went for two RBIs and increased the score to a 9-1 USI lead.
Newman finished the game 1 win with a shutout fifth inning to pick up her 18th win, striking out four and allowing one run in five innings. On the other side, Western Illinois freshman pitcher Lillie Wools dropped to 3-11 with the loss, tossing 3.1 innings.
In the afternoon cap, Western Illinois scored first with a run in the second inning and then added four runs across three hits in the third inning to take a 5-0 lead through three.
Southern Indiana got into the run column in the top of the fourth inning with an RBI hit up the middle by freshman third baseman Shelby Stivers (Louisville, Kentucky) to get within four of Western Illinois, 5-1.
The Leathernecks built a 6-1 lead heading into the seventh inning. The Screaming Eagles tried to string together a rally, scoring a pair of two-out runs on RBI hits by Kihega and Long, but Western Illinois halted the momentum to force a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon.
Western Illinois narrowly outhit Southern Indiana in the second contest, 9-8. Kihega and Long led USI with two hits and an RBI each.
In the pitching circle, WIU senior pitcher Emily Price moved to 9-18 this season, hurling a complete game toward the win. USI sophomore pitcher Raegan Gibson (Louisville, Kentucky) was charged with the loss, going to 1-4 on the season, after 2.2 innings of work and allowing five runs – three earned – with a couple of strikeouts. Junior pitcher Whitley Hunter (Nashville, Illinois) went 3.1 innings in relief, giving up only one run with three strikeouts.
Following Saturday’s doubleheader, Southern Indiana moved to 21-20 overall and 15-11 in conference play. USI has already clinched its spot in next week’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament and will be a middle seed to start play on Wednesday. Western Illinois moved to 16-33 overall and 5-21 in the OVC through Saturday and was previously eliminated from postseason contention.
The Screaming Eagles and Leathernecks will cap off the weekend set and the 2024 regular season Sunday at Noon from Western Illinois. The game can be seen with a subscription to ESPN+ and heard on The Spin 95.7 FM. Additional coverage links can be found on the USI Softball schedule page on usiscreamingeagles.com.


EVANSVILLE, Ind.- University of Southern Indiana Men’s and Women’s Track and Field traveled to Indiana University for the Billy Hayes Invitational on Friday night. The invite marked the regular season finale for the Screaming Eagles before the Ohio Valley Outdoor Championships next weekend. 
Three Eagles competed in the event. Junior Olivia Clark (Newburgh, Indiana) was back in action competing in the 400-meter dash. Clark finished in 22nd among the highly competitive field with her second best 400-meter time of the season at 1:01.16.
Freshman standout Gabe Land (Newburgh, Indiana) posted another impressive weekend crushing his personal record along with the Eagles season 800-meter best time at 1:58.06. His time was a full second faster than his race last weekend at the Clark Wood Invitational.
Sophomore Ethan Hall (Huntingburg, Indiana) competed in the first 3,000-meter race for the Eagles this season posting a respectable 9:21.49.
Up Next
The Eagles move onto the Ohio Valley Outdoor Conference Championships next week on May 9-11 at the campus of Eastern Illinois University. 


It was as if the script had already been written prior to the first pitch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex. After all, how else would you explain a trio of the Beacons’ seniors — celebrating their Senior Day — being key components of a seventh-inning rally which resulted in Valpo erasing the entirety of a four-run deficit?

The comeback was completed in walk-off fashion as senior Regi Hecker (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South) delivered an RBI single, sending classmate Alexis Johnson (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) across the plate with the decisive run as the Beacons took down second-place UNI by a 5-4 final.

How It Happened

  • UNI’s Kate Lappe connected on a two-run homer in the top of the first to give the Panthers the early 2-0 lead.
  • The Panthers extended their lead to four runs in the second courtesy of a sacrifice fly and a double steal.
  • After getting touched up entering in relief for the second inning, freshman Sydney McDermott (Stout, Ohio/Portsmouth West) kept UNI at bay over the next few frames. McDermott successfully navigated a leadoff walk in the third, a one-out double in the fourth and a leadoff single in the fifth.
  • Meanwhile, Valpo had chances of its own in all three frames. The Beacons put their first two hitters on in the third and had them both in scoring position with two out, had runners on the corners with one out in the fourth and got a one-out single in the fifth, but were unable to convert any of those chances.
  • McDermott set UNI down in order, including two strikeouts, in the sixth to prevent the Panthers from adding on.
  • Valpo cracked the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth. Freshman Natalie Bush (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) reached on a UNI error to lead off the frame, and two batters later, senior Emily Crompton (Salem, Ill./Christ Our Rock Lutheran) lined a run-scoring single back through the middle to bring Bush home.
  • After a fielder’s choice, sophomore Lexi Szostak (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) connected on a single to put runners on the corners with two outs. Junior Lauren Sena (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) pinch ran at third base, a move designed to put Szostak in motion and hopefully draw a throw which would allow Sena to score.
  • The move worked to perfection, as the Panthers threw down and Szostak got caught in a rundown, allowing Sena to steal home with the Beacons’ second run. Maybe just as important given the events of the next inning, Szostak eventually dove back into first without being tagged out, allowing Valpo to get one batter closer to turning over the lineup.
  • McDermott made sure the deficit stayed at two runs, pitching around a two-out double in the seventh.
  • Freshman Carson Kuhlmann (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc) led off the bottom of the seventh with a first-pitch knock through the left side, turning over the lineup. A UNI error with senior Kayla Skapyak (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) batting allowed Kuhlmann to advance to second, putting the potential tying run on base with nobody out.
  • Johnson stepped to the plate and squared around looking to sacrifice, but her bunt was well-placed, eluding the UNI pitcher and rolling into no-mans land to the right of the circle for a single to load the bases — still with nobody out.
  • Bush, who had started Valpo’s rally in the sixth inning, came through in a clutch situation, fisting a 2-2 pitch into shallow right for a single, plating Kuhlmann to make it a 4-3 game.
  • The first pitch to Hecker resulted in a passed ball by UNI’s catcher, as Skapyak scampered home with the tying run and the potential winning run moved up to third base.
  • Hecker did the rest herself, working the count full before pulling a grounder past the Panthers’ drawn-in infield on the right side, scoring Johnson and setting off the Valpo celebration.

Inside the Game

  • Saturday was the program’s first win when trailing by at least four runs after five innings since March 21, 2009 against Detroit. That game saw Valpo overcome a 4-0 deficit with one run in the sixth and four in the seventh.
  • The walk-off was Valpo’s second of the season, as the Beacons previously earned a walk-off win in the series finale March 30 versus Bradley.
  • It is the program’s fourth walk-off win on Senior Day in the last nine years, as the 2018, 2017 and 2016 squads all picked up a walk-off win on their respective Senior Days. This was the first game in that group to feature seniors with both the game-winning run and RBI, however — the 2018 game saw a senior score the winning run, while it was a senior with the clinching RBI in 2016.
  • Prior to the game, the Beacons recognized the five members of their senior class — Crompton, Hecker, Johnson, Skapyak and Caitlyn Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy).
  • All four of Valpo’s offensive seniors recorded a hit on Saturday, with Skapyak and Johnson both scoring a run and Crompton and Hecker both delivering an RBI.
  • In the circle, Kowalski made the start — her 107th pitching appearance at Valpo, tied for fifth-most in program history.
  • Skapyak’s defensive work was immaculate on Saturday, as she tracked down nine fly balls in center field. That is the most putouts by a Valpo outfielder in at least the last 25 years, surpassing Taylor Lawson, who tallied eight putouts in center in a 10-inning game at Cleveland State in 2015.
  • While the focus was on celebrating the seniors Saturday, a number of underclassmen had big contributions to the Beacons’ win, as three had multi-hit games in the lineup.
  • Szostak went 2-for-3 for her fifth career two-hit game, four of which have come this year
  • Bush closed out the afternoon 2-for-4 for the third multi-hit game of her rookie campaign, all of which have occurred in the last week and a half.
  • Meanwhile, Kuhlmann registered her first career multi-hit game with a 2-for-3 performance.
  • As a team, the Beacons totaled 10 hits on Saturday — their highest output since posting 12 hits in their March 3 win over Bowling Green.
  • A freshman proved crucial in the circle as well, as McDermott came in for the second inning and, after a rocky start, kept the Panthers at bay. She finished with six innings of work, allowing just four hits and two runs to pick up her fifth win of the year.
  • Saturday marked the sixth time this season that McDermott has tossed at least six innings and surrendered two runs or fewer.
  • Valpo’s win was just its second in program history over UNI, as it entered the game 1-21 against the Panthers. The victory was over a UNI squad which entered the weekend ranked #63 nationally in RPI, and it is the program’s first MVC win over a team which will finish in the top-two of the conference standings since taking two of three from second-place Missouri State in 2018.

Next Up

Valpo (9-38, 3-19 MVC) takes aim at a series victory as it closes the regular season on Sunday. First pitch against the Panthers is slated for noon.


The Valparaiso University baseball team received Beacon blasts from Kaleb Hannahs (West Terre Haute, Ind. / West Vigo), Ryan Maka (Oak Forest, Ill. / Oak Forest) and Brady Renfro (Antigo, Wis. / Antigo) en route to an 8-4 victory over visiting Evansville on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Hannahs went 4-for-4 and reached base five times, and a solid start by Connor Lockwood (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville) also played a key role as the Beacons leveled the series in front of numerous Valpo baseball alumni who were in attendance as part of an alumni tailgate event.

How It Happened

  • A two-out single through the right side in the top of the second allowed Evansville to score the game’s first run.
  • Valpo wrestled the lead away in the bottom of the inning. Carson Husmann (Hanna, Ind. / South Central [Bradley]) led off with a double and came around to score on a single by Kade Reinertson (Huxley, Iowa / Ballard Community), then Hannahs added a run-scoring single of his own. Both tallies came with two outs.
  • A sacrifice fly by Evansville tied the game in the third, but Valpo turned an inning-ending double play to prevent further damage and keep it 2-2.
  • Valpo went back in front in the last of the third when Maka hammered a monster 419-foot home run to make it 3-2.
  • Lockwood put up zeros in each of his final two innings of work and left in position for the win with his team up 3-2. He eventually received no decision despite five innings of two-run, five-hit ball. He worked around five walks and struck out one.
  • A two-out homer in the top of the sixth allowed the Aces to tie the score at three. Grant Jablonski (Mishawaka, Ind. / Mishawaka) worked out of a two-on, nobody out spot in the top of the seventh to keep the score even. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Hannahs hit a payoff pitch 386 feet over the left-field wall to put the Beacons ahead 4-3.
  • Jablonski sent down the side in order in the eighth. In the bottom of the inning, Giusti spanked a three-run homer, then Alex Thurston (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) added a run-scoring double to provide some separation at 8-3.
  • Evansville led off the ninth with a solo homer to make it 8-4. With two outs and two on, Jake Jakubowski (Lake in the Hills, Ill. / Huntley [Heartland]) was called upon to record the final out. He induced a fly ball to right to wrap up the win.

Inside the Game

  • Jablonski improved to 3-1 thanks to 3 2/3 innings of relief in which he allowed two runs on three hits. Jakubowski earned his second save since the potential tying run was in the on-deck circle upon his entrance.
  • Giusti hit his fifth home run of the season, while Hannahs had his third and Renfro his fifth. Hannahs is up to 11 home runs in his Valpo career, while Renfro has drilled 21, moving into a tie for 10th in program history with his long ball on Saturday.
  • Hannahs was a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-4 with a home run, double and walk as part of a banner day. His four knocks marked a season high, tied a career high and represented his first four-hit game since April 10, 2022 vs. Indiana State.
  • Maka extended his on-base streak to 22 straight games.
  • Valpo outhit Evansville 13-8 with six of the 13 going for extra bases.

Up Next

Valpo (14-30, 6-14) will face off with Evansville for the rubber match of the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 8-ranked and No. 1-seed from the east University of Indianapolis men’s tennis dominated the Southwest Baptist Bearcats 4-0. They will now face the Drury Panthers in the finals on Sunday morning.
The Hounds dominated through and through. Doubles set the table with the top two matches of the doubles set, with Tom Zeuch and Matthieu Derache working a 6-3 win. On the second court Erwan Momo Andre and Louis Picaud made quick work, going 6-4.
That was the beginning of the end for the bearcats as the Hounds went perfect in the top three matches of singles once again. Zeuch, the GLVC Player of the Year, No. 1 Player in the Country and overall really good tennis player, proved that sweeping SBU’s No. 1 6-0, 6-3. EMA & Picaud, the French connection, were just as successful with EMA scoring a 6-1, 6-3 whin and Picaud going 6-3, 6-4.
It’s Championship Sunday for the Hounds as they battle the west’s No. 1-seed in the Drury Panthers. The Hounds and Panthers will battle it out in Springfield, Mo. at 10 a.m. ET. 

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The No. 28-ranked University of Indianapolis women’s tennis team made it another step towards yet another GLVC Championship on Saturday, downing the west’s 2-seed Southwest Baptist by a score of 4-2. The Hounds will meet Rockhurst for the title on Sunday.
The Hounds, who have been a singles dominant team all season, faltered in doubles, dropping the point after losses at the No. 1 and No. 3 courts. Tyffaine Pais and Ana Hollweg were the Hounds one victory in doubles.
Facing a deficit, the Hounds came out punching in singles. Benedetta Sensi and Hollweg got the ball rolling, snagging straight-sets wins at courts two and three. The Bearcats fought back at the top court, taking down Pais in two extremely tight sets.
With it tied 2-2, Maria Fiacan and Jimena De Pablos Hernando iced the match with back-to-back straight sets wins and sent the Hounds to the finals.
It’s Championship Sunday for the Hounds as they battle the third seed in the west in the Rockhurst Hawks. The Hounds and Hawks will battle it out in Springfield, Mo. at 1 p.m. ET.  


ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – The No. 20-ranked University of Indianapolis baseball team trailed by seven runs heading into the seventh inning against the Lewis Flyers, and as they had done so many times this season, they activated a little Cardiac Hounds magic plating 12 runs over the next three innings including a massive eight-run seventh.
The win not only spoiled the Flyers senior day but gave the Hounds ample momentum heading into the conference tournament where they’re likely to face the Flyers once again.
Jacob Flaherty was the hero of the pitching staff, sitting down nine Flyers from the sixth through the eighth, including a perfect 1-2-3 seventh frame. The junior out of Cincinnati, Ohio gave up just one hit, a home run in the eighth, while punching out three.
From the plate it was Caleb Vaughn and Easton Good who combined for eight of the Greyhounds 14 total runs. Vaughn added a pair of doubles while Good hammered a big two run shot in the top of the ninth to ice the contest.

Dawson Gabe toed the slab for the Hounds in the finale and tossed up a pair of zeros through the first two frames. The long ball for the Flyers eventually came into play as they hammered five balls out of the park off Gabe to amount to a 9-2 lead.
The big inning came for the Hounds in the seventh though as a Good shallow-infield single scored Eli Burkhart from third. Continued sloppy pitching from Lewis then allowed Zack Williams and Cole Hampton to nab free-RBIs. The final blow and the lead for the Hounds came in the pinch-hit at bat for Luis Vergara where a big single up the middle scored Dakota Sill and gave the Hounds their first lead.

Vaughn and Sill added more in the eighth, ballooning the Hound lead to 12-9. Two more Flyer home runs sandwiched Good’s missile over the right field wall, leaving it 14-13.
The UIndy baseball team awaits to see how the rest of the conference ends their regular season, but as it stands they will face an incredibly familiar foe in the Lewis Flyers on Wednesday, May 8th in the GLVC Conference Tournament. Stay tuned to @UIndybaseball on X for updates.


KIRKSVILLE, Mo. –  The UIndy men’s and women’s track and field team left a handful of metals at the conclusion of the GLVC Outdoor Championships. Both teams finished third, the women with 156 points and the men with 84 points.
Alex Meyer was awarded the 2024 Outdoor Freshman of the Year at the end of the competition. Meyer won the long jump yesterday and placed ninth in the high jump today.
Ailliyah Reese defended her 100m hurdle title on the final day. Reese set a new PR for the event with 14.05. Lindsey Wormuth finished behind her teammate in second clocking 14.65. In the men’s 110 hurdles, Ndubisi Eze claimed second with 14.58.

Ellie Lengerich earned her second GLVC title of the weekend in the 400m hurdles. Lengerich pulled ahead in the final straightaway, clocking 1:01.83.

In the 400m dash, Emily Sonderman ran 55.22, placing third.
The women’s 4x100m relay team placed third with a time of 47.51. The team included Zaleeya MartinAilliyah Reese, Madison Schoenfeld, and Hallie Montgomery.
In throws Cameron Smith, reached 45.58m in the discus earning him third.
Ellie Lengerich broke a school and GLVC record to kick off day two. Lengerich broke the records in the heptathlon with 4968 points. Cole Hurt participated in the men’s decathlon, finishing second overall with 6271 points.
In the field, Emily BonserSabrina Robison, and Alex Meyer took the top spot in the respective events. Bonser took on the discus, her final attempt of the day was the winning throw of 46.02m (PR). All-American pole vaulter Robison defended her title, clearing 3.98m for the win. Finally, Meyer won the long jump in his first GLVC Outdoor Championships. The freshman reached 7.53m in his first jump and held on to the top spot.
Samuel Sommers also reached the podium in the men’s long jump. Sommers took third with 7.03m. In the women’s long jump, Joanna Fields jumped 5.54m setting a new PR and claiming third. Dylan Mayhew placed third in the shot-put throwing for 15.69m. In the pole vault, Treyton Arnold cleared 4.64m earning him second place.
The only running final of the day was the 3000m steeplechase. Felix Rivet placed third and set a new PR clocking 9:20.40. A group of Greyhounds participated in the prelims for multiple running events. Moving on to tomorrow’s finals – Ailliyah Reese (100m hurdles, 100m), Lindsey Wormuth (100m hurdles), Ndubisi Eze (110m hurdles), Emily Sonderman (400m), Tom Saint-Juvin (800m), Ellie Lengerich (400m hurdles), Cloey Simon (400m hurdles), Drayden Gates (400m hurdles), and Hallie Montgomery (200m).
The UIndy women started off strong with hammer throw. Zoe Pentecost won the event, demolishing her own school and GLVC record with 62.74m. Pentecost created a new school record (61.94m) at the Marian Open to start off the outdoor season. Audra Hogan also finished on the podium claiming third place with 51.84m (PR). Emily Bonser (51.57m) and Makenna Maschino (50.33m, PR) rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth place respectively.
Hadley Fisher took on the 10K on Thursday night, finishing second in the event with a time of 36:08.12.
The Greyhounds will visit the University of St. Francis in Illinois next weekend. The goal of this meet is to help UIndy athletes to qualify for the DII National Championships. The meet will begin on Friday, May 10 and last through May 11 in Joliet, Ill. at the Joliet Memorial Stadium.


EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 1-ranked and top-seeded UIndy softball team stayed hot at the GLVC Tournament, winning a 1-0 pitchers’ dual Saturday to eliminate Lewis. Leading the Greyhounds to their 24th consecutive win, GLVC Pitcher of the Year Kenzee Smith tossed a one-hit shutout while Jocelyn Calvin hit the game-winning home run in the fifth inning.
Calvin’s solo shot also netted her a second UIndy single-season record in as many days. After yesterday breaking the program’s season benchmark for most walks, Calvin put her name atop the UIndy’s single-season runs scored list. Both previous records were held by All-American Casey Williamson (2012-15).
With the game locked in a scoreless stalemate through nearly five full innings, Calvin had had enough. She stepped to the plate with two outs, jumped on the first pitch she saw, and cranked it over the left field fence to give the Greyhounds the first—and only—lead of the day.

Smith, meanwhile, was straight dealing from the circle. She sat down 21 of the 24 batters she faced, including each of the last 14. A walk, a single and an error accounted for the only Flyer base runners of the contest, none of which came after the third inning.
Megan Nichols and Braxton Downs joined Calvin in the hit column, while Emily O’Connor worked a walk. Calvin and Nichols each had a stolen base.


Upland, Ind. – After falling into an 8-0 hole in the first three innings Saturday, the Marian baseball team put their rally caps on, chipping away until a three-run seventh inning gave them a lead in a thrilling come-from-behind 10-8 win over Huntington. Marian’s second win in the elimination bracket of the Crossroads League Tournament gives Marian a 25-26 overall record, sitting one game away from the tournament championship.

Noah Arbuckle of Huntington and Jace Stoops of Marian battled through a scoreless first inning, but in the second Stoops got beat up with three base hits that pulled in two runs for the Foresters. Marian aimed to get out of the inning, but a throwing error extended the inning with Huntington scoring two more runs, leading 4-0 after two innings. The Knights attempted to get back into the fold in the top of the third, but saw two base hits get stranded on base. Huntington would capitalize off their defensive stand, driving home four runs against Stoops in the bottom of the inning. Stoops would be lifted from the game after two of four runs scored in place of Davis Enfield, who would get out of the inning after giving up a two-run base hit.

Trailing 8-0 after three complete innings, Marian began to mount a comeback effort in the top of the fourth inning, as Bryce Davenport launched a powerful two-run home run to center field, pushing two runs in for his team after a Pierson Barnes walk. Davis Enfield threw strong after getting a clean base path, ending a threat of two runners with an inning-ending double play. The Knights would continue to chip away as the game moved into the fifth inning, bringing home two more runs as Josh Lamb ripped an RBI single to left field, and following a Kameron Salazar hit, Rylan Huntley delivered an RBI knock to put Marian within four runs.

Enfield pitched a three-up, three-down frame in the fifth inning as he continued to work strong out of the bullpen, and in the top of the sixth inning saw his offense bring the game closer as Dawson Estep followed singles by Johnny Roeder and Max Steffen with a two RBI double. Estep’s rip to left-center made the game an 8-6 contest, ending Arbuckle’s outing. Adam Oxley would get the Foresters out of the inning, but after another dominant inning from Enfield in the bottom of the sixth, the Knights attacked the Huntington reliever.

Kameron Salazar drew a walk to start the final push, and moved up to second after Rylan Huntley’s single. Pierson Barnes drove home Salazar with an RBI single, and after Huntley moved up to third base, Bryce Davenport was able to score a run with his RBI fielder’s choice, tying the game 8-8. Huntington went back to the bullpen with RJ Anglin, but he was not able to end the rally effort, as Dawson Estep scored Davenport from second base with an RBI single, giving Marian a 9-8 lead.

With the lead at hand for the first time, Enfield continued to groove, firing another perfect inning as the side was retired in order in the bottom of the seventh. Pierson Barnes added an insurance run for Marian in the top of the eighth with an RBI double off the right field fence, pushing the lead to two runs. Enfield recorded two strikeouts to complete a perfect eighth inning, and in the bottom of the ninth ended his remarkable relief outing with a perfect ninth, closing the 10-8 comeback victory over Huntington.

Enfield’s brilliance led Marian to a win, as his fifth win of the season was capped by retiring the final 16 batters he faced in a row. Enfield allowed three total runners to reach base and gave up two hits and one walk, pitching 6.2 innings of relief with seven strikeouts. Stoops took a no-decision in the win, allowing six hits and three earned runs with eight total Foresters crossing the plate.

Offensively, Marian had 15 hits in their comeback, with five players putting up multi-hit games. Barnes led the team with three hits and two RBI, while Davenport tied for a team-best three RBI. Estep, Huntley, Roeder, and Steffen each had two hits, as the four players combined to drive in four of the 10 runs. 

Marian will play again on Monday as they advance in the bracket, taking on either St. Francis or Taylor as the final three teams emerge in the CL Tournament bracket. If St. Francis wins against Taylor on Saturday, the Knights will have to earn two wins Monday, starting at 3:00 p.m., to take the title, while if Taylor wins, the Knights will play St. Francis in a semifinal game to reach the title contest.



May 5, 1904 – Did you ever wonder how you get your name on an iconic award? This next story is a great step towards doing just that. The Legendary pitcher, Cy Young tossed the first perfect game in “modern” baseball history as he and the Boston Americans blanked the Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0.

May 5, 1917 – St Louis Browns pitcher Ernie Koob tossed a no-hitter against his opponent the Chicago White Sox, in a 1-0 whitewash at Sportsman’s Park in Illinois.

May 5, 1925 – Detroit Tigers, Mr Everything and center fielder, Ty Cobb went an astounding 6 for 6  at the plate with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 16 TBs in Tigers’ 14-8 win over the Browns at Sportsman’s Park III, St. Louis

Football History Headlines for May 5
May 5, 1886 – Football Rules Convention at New York’s 5th Avenue Hotel on football organizing. Adopted a rule where the defense could not rush until a ball was snapped. The predecessor of the scrimmage.

May 5, 1888 – Rules Convention created a Rule that No player shall lay his hands on or interfere with another player with his hands or arms with an opponent unless he has the ball. According to the The Evening World Newspaper , May 9, 1888.

May 5, 1922 – Construction begins on Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Here are ten notable gridiron games that the MLB.com shares with us played at the original House that Ruth Built:

  1. Last Gridiron Game: Sept. 12, 1987, was final football game ever played at the old Yankee Stadium. The game had Central State University of Ohio edging out Grambling University, 37-21. Grambling coach Eddie Robinson was still on the sideline for this one and showed disappointment in the loss.
  2. Last Gotham Bowl: Before the Pin Stripe Bowl there used to be another Holiday Bowl game played in the Big Apple, the Gotham Bowl. Nebraska defeated Miami, 36-34, on Dec. 15, 1962 in the final edition of this Bowl, as MVP George Mira’s tossed for 321 yards and two scores. The turn out of fans was so poor due to a 14 degree temperature at kick off as only 6,166 attended Yankee Stadium.
  3. Kicking Kramer: Green Bay’s Guard Jerry Kramer’s knocked through three field goals to lead the Packers to a 16-7 win over the Giants in what proved to be Yankee Stadium’s final NFL Championship Game on Dec. 30, 1962.
  4. Tarnished Granite: We talked about back on April 24 in the Ed Franco bio that another member of the famed Fordham’s Seven Blocks of Granite was future Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi. In the 1936 season Lombardi endured what he proclaimed as “the most devastating loss of my life.” The Rams needed one win for a Rose Bowl berth, but alas they fell to New York University, 7-6, on a muddy Yankee Stadium field on Thanksgiving Day, dropping from No. 3 to No. 15 in the final AP rankings.
  5. Tittle Meant Title: In 1961 the Giants acquired quarterback Y.A. Tittle from the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for guard Lou Cordileone. Tittle who led the G-men to three straight Eastern Division Title lofted seven touchdown passes to lead the Giants to a 49-34 victory over the Washington Redskins on October 28, 1962.
  6. Ice Ice Baby: At the 1956 NFL championship game The New York Giants stomped the Chicago Bears, 47-7, on Dec. 30, 1956 to compliment their first season as using Yankee Stadium as their home field. The game is famous for being played on an icy field in which the Giants wore sneakers instead of cleats, reminiscent of 22 years earlier when those same NY Giants also wore tennis shoes to play on an icy Polo Grounds turf in what famously became known as “The Sneakers Game.”
  7. Summerall’s boot: Pat Summerall’s voice had spent many Sunday’s echoing through all of our living rooms but it was Summerall’s 49-yard field goal as a player for New York in a swirling snowstorm on Dec. 14, 1958, that gave the Giants a 13-10 win over the Cleveland Browns to force a playoff for the NFL East crown. He missed a 31 yarder earlier but made up for it with this clutch kick! The following week, New York defeated Cleveland, 10-0, to advance to the 1958 NFL Championship Game.
  8. What a tackle!: Second-ranked Notre Dame and top-ranked Army played perhaps the most thrilling contest of their historic rivalry on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium, a 0-0 tie made legendary by John Lujack’s well-chronicled saving tackle of Army’s star running back “Mr. Inside“ Doc Blanchard late in the game.
  9. The Gipper Game: George “The Gipper” Gipp was a first-team All-American at Notre Dame before dying at the age of 25 of deadly throat infection just days after leading Notre Dame to a win over Northwestern. Allegedly while on his hospital bed, he received a visit from coach Knute Rockne. Some time in the future at halftime of a scoreless game, Rockne found the opportunity to use the wishes of his dying player as an inspirational speech and urged his squad to win it for Gipp, inspiring the Irish to a 12-6 win at Yankee Stadium over Army.
  10. Greatest game: The NFL Championship Game on Dec. 28, 1958, between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts was the first NFL game to go into sudden death overtime. The Colts won, 23-17, in what is widely-regarded as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” A national television audience saw Colts receiver Raymond Berry catch 12 passes which set a championship game record, for 178 yards and a score in a game that signaled the beginning of the NFL’s surge in popularity.

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Hall of Fame Birthdays for May 5
Here are the bios on some birthday boys that are either in the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame that were born on this day. There is plenty more about them to read by either clicking their high-lighted name or at the top of this page clicking the “On This Day in Football History” and going to May 5 Football History.

May 5, 1919 – Hamtramck, Michigan – Michigan’s great tackle from 1939 to 1941 Bob Westfall was born. Westfall received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

May 5, 1919 – Chicago, Illinois -The Swift halfback from Gonzaga, Tony Canadeo was born. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined Tony Canadeo in 1974.

May 5, 1927 – Newark, New Jersey – Al DeRogatis the Center/Tackle that played for Duke University from 1945 to 1948 arrived into this life. DeRogatis was honored with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986 after the National Football Foundation tallied their votes.

May 5, 1941 – Pine River, Minnesota – Oregon State’s quarterback from 1960 to 1962, Terry Baker was born. Terry Baker’s collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1982.

May 5, 1947 – Youngstown, Ohio – Bob Babich the Miami of Ohio linebacker from 1966 to 1968 arrived for his date of birth. Per the NFF Babich was a standout backer for Miami as in 1968 was named to the All- America teams picked by the American Football Coaches Association, the Sporting News, and Time Magazine. The College Football Hall of Fame proudly placed a display in honor of Bob Babich into their legendary museum in 1994 and was the first such player from his school to gain entrance. He played nine years in the pros with San Diego and Cleveland.


May 5

1904 — Cy Young of the Red Sox pitched a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell 3-0. Having pitched nine hitless innings in two previous efforts, he ran his string of hitless innings to 18.

1917 — Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox for a 1-0 win in St. Louis.

1925 — Manager Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hit three homers, a double and two singles against the St. Louis Browns.

1925 — Shortstop Everett Scott of the New York Yankees was benched, ending his streak of 1,307 consecutive games played that started while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Scott, who gave way to Pee Wee Wanninger, had the longest playing streak before Lou Gehrig.

1933 — Pepper Martin of the St. Louis Cardinals hit for the cycle and scored four runs in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

1939 — Sam Chapman of the Philadelphia Athletics hit for the cycle in a 10-5 win over the St. Louis Browns. Chapman completed the cycle with a single in the ninth.

1955 — Brooklyn Dodgers rookie Tom Lasorda makes his first major league start as he he throws three wild pitches in one inning, tying a major league record. After his pitching career, Lasorda will enjoy far more success as a Hall of Fame manager.

1962 — Bo Belinsky of the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 with a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium. Belinsky struck out nine and walked four.

1975 — The Oakland Athletics release pinch runner Herb Washington, ending his unusual major league career. Curiously, Washington played in 105 major league games without batting, pitching, or fielding. He collected 31 stolen bases and scored 33 runs.

1978 — Pete Rose became the youngest and 14th player with 3,000 hits when he singled against Montreal’s Steve Rogers at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium.

1980 — National League president Chub Feeney suspended Pittsburgh’s Bill Madlock for 15 days and fined him $5,000 for shoving his glove in the face of home plate umpire Gerry Crawford.

1999 — Colorado became the first team in 35 years and the third this century to score in every inning in a 13-6 win over the Chicago Cubs. The last time a team scored in all nine innings was also at Wrigley Field, when St. Louis beat the Cubs on Sept. 13, 1964.

2000 — St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire hits the longest home run in the 30-year history of Cinergy Field, but the 473-foot shot is not enough as Ken Griffey, Jr.’s home run leads the Cincinnati Reds past St. Louis, 3-2.

2003 — Matt Stairs of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run off Houston Astros pitcher Wade Miller which is estimated at 461 feet, making it the longest in the history of Minute Maid Park.

2004 — Mike Piazza set a major league mark for homers as a catcher, hitting No. 352, in the New York Mets’ 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

2004 — Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros moves past Steve Carlton for second place on the career strikeout list with his 4,137th in Houston’s 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2006 — At Citizens Bank Park, Omar Vizquel of the San Francisco Giants plays his 2,302nd game at shortstop, catching Cal Ripken, Jr. for third-most all time. Vizquel is now behind Hall of Famers Luis Aparicio (2,581) and Ozzie Smith (2,511). He will eventually pass both.

2015 — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets to a 3-2 win over the Orioles.

2018 — In pitching a perfect 9th inning in a 6 – 5 win against the Rangers, Craig Kimbrel of the Red Sox becomes the 29th man to record 300 saves. He is the youngest to reach the mark at 29 (Francisco Rodriguez was 31) and has needed the fewest games, 494 (Mariano Rivera had done so in 537 games) and save opportunities (330, compared to 335 for Joe Nathan) to do so.


May 5

1904 — Cy Young of the Red Sox pitches a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell 3-0.

1908 — 34th Kentucky Derby: Arthur Pickens aboard 66-1 chance Stone Street wins in muddy track conditions; 2:15.20 slowest Derby in history.

1934 — Cavalcade wins the Kentucky Derby by more than three lengths over Discovery. It’s his third victory in less than two weeks.

1949 — Detroit Tigers second baseman Charlie Gehringer is elected in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1951 — 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6.

1966 — The Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.

1969 — The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 in the seventh game to win the NBA championship for the 10th time in 11 years. Player-coach Bill Russell and Sam Jones retire as players.

1969 — Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA Draft pick, star UCLA center Lew Alcindor.

1973 — Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Kentucky Derby with a record time of 1:59.2. Secretariat beats Sham by 2½ lengths and goes on to win the Triple Crown.

1978 — Pete Rose of the Reds becomes the 14th player with 3,000 hits, singling in the fifth inning against Montreal’s Steve Rogers at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium.

1990 — 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02.

1993 — Canisius beats Niagara 11-1 in softball to set an NCAA Division I record with 34 straight wins.

2001 — Monarchos wins the Kentucky Derby carrying Jorge Chavez across the finish line in 1:59 4-5, only two-fifths of a second off the track record set by Secretariat en route to the Triple Crown in 1973. Monarchos finishes a dominating 4¾ lengths over Invisible Ink.

2007 — Street Sense, ridden by Calvin Borel, roars from next-to-last in a 20-horse field to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 1-2 lengths over Hard Spun.

2007 — Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Oscar De La Hoya in one of the richest fights. Mayweather, with superb defensive skills and superior speed, wins a 12-round split decision and the WBC 154-pound title in his first fight at that weight. The sellout crowd of 16,200 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas sets a record $19 million gate.

2012 — I’ll Have Another catches Bodemeister down the stretch and pulls away in the final furlong to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guides the 3-year-old colt to a 1½-length victory in front of a Derby-record crowd of 165,307.

2012 — English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,102): Chelsea beats Liverpool, 2–1; Didier Drogba scores winner for Blues’ 7th title.

2013 — LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The Miami star gets 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year’s balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time.

2017 — Corey Perry scores 6:57 into the second overtime after the Anaheim Ducks rally from a three-goal deficit in the final minutes of regulation, completing a spectacular 4-3 comeback win over the Edmonton Oilers. Rickard Rakell scores the tying goal with 15 seconds left in regulation to cap a stunning sequence of three goals in just over three minutes, all with goalie John Gibson pulled for an extra attacker.

2018 — Justify splashes through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths, becoming the first colt in 136 years to wear the roses after not racing as a 2-year-old. The colt that began his racing career in February improves to 4-0 and gives trainer Bob Baffert his fifth Derby victory. Jockey Mike Smith earns his second Derby victory as the 5-2 favorite in the field of 20.

2021 — John Means of the Baltimore Orioles pitches a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners, 6-0 at T-Mobile Park, Seattle.


Off the field…

A massive bomb inside a rental truck exploded outside the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, demolishing half of the nine-story structure and killing one-hundred sixty-eight people. Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. soldier turned domestic terrorist, was later convicted and sentenced to death for his crime in 1997.

Big business got even bigger in 1995 as several mega-media companies merged including ABC and Disney, Westinghouse and CBS and Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and television celebrity O. J. Simpson went on trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The media circus surrounding the event as well as one-hundred thirty-three days of televised courtroom testimony turned countless viewers into Simpson trial junkies.

In the American League…

The “Iron Man” finally roped the “Iron Horse” as Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. matched Yankee great Lou Gehrig by appearing in his 2,130th consecutive game. The amazing record spanned 16½ years and validated the shortstop as modern baseball’s most durable, hard-working and determined player. Amidst a finale of fireworks, play is stopped for twenty-two minutes as Ripken takes a celebratory lap around Camden Yards.

On September 8th, the Cleveland Indians clinched the American League Central Division after their one-hundred twenty-third game of the season. The feat marked the fastest that any team had ever won a title and moved the Tribe ahead in the American League race by a staggering 23½ games over their closest competitor, the Kansas City Royals.

The Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 8-0 as the Beantown Bombers scored all eight of their runs on grand slams in back-to-back innings (John Valentin and Mo Vaughn). According to a SABR statistician, it was the only game ever to finish with two grand slams accounting for all of the runs scored.

In the National League…

Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player to appear in the Major Leagues since 1964 when he tossed five innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 13-inning, 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

On May 6th, seven National League games resulted in a combined one-hundred eighteen runs that tied the record for the highest-scoring day in National League history. Seven of the fourteen teams scored at least ten runs, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers who totaled seventeen in their win over the Colorado Rockies. Ten days later, the Chicago Cubs, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, and Pittsburgh Pirates all tossed shutouts.

The St. Louis Cardinals were awarded the first forfeit victory in the Major Leagues since July 12, 1979 after fans bombard the field with more than two-hundred balls that they had received as souvenirs for August 10th’s “Ball Day” at Dodger Stadium. The near riot was in reaction to the ejections of Raul Mondesi and manager Tommy Lasorda in the bottom of the ninth.

Around the League…

The ’94 strike continued into the ’95 season as the players’ union chief Donald Fehr declared all eight-hundred thirty-five unsigned Major League players to be free agents in response to unilateral contract changes made by the owners. Five bills aimed at ending the baseball strike were introduced into Congress and both players and owners were ordered by President Clinton to resume bargaining and reach an agreement by February 6. After the deadline passed with no compromises, the use of replacement players for spring training and regular season games was approved by baseball’s executive council. Finally on April 25th, the two-hundred thirty-four day strike ended although the opening games were played with replacement umpires. The regular officials continued to be locked out until May 3rd.

In September, a three-judge panel in New York voted unanimously to uphold the injunction that brought the end to the strike. Although the owners had appealed the decision, the panel determined that the Players Relations Committee had illegally attempted to eliminate free agency and salary arbitration.

The Commerce Comet, baseball legend Mickey Mantle died at age sixty-three in Dallas, Texas. The Mick had recently received a liver transplant at Baylor University Hospital and during the surgical procedure doctor’s discovered that he had contracted an inoperable form of liver cancer.

In September Major League Baseball signed a $1.7 billion, five year deal with Fox, NBC, ESPN, and Liberty Media.


The Official History of the Milwaukee Brewers | Baseball Almanac

It is said that first impressions are usually correct. They surely were in the case of this franchise. Its first impression, created in Seattle in 1969, was that of a cash-strapped franchise having trouble competing on the major league level. Little has changed in the 41 years since the team moved to Milwaukee.

Seattle was awarded one of the four expansion franchises given out by baseball for its centennial celebration in 1969. Former college and minor league players Dewey and Max Soriano were the recipients, backed by the money of William Daley, a former owner of the Cleveland Indians, who had once considered moving the Indians to the northwest.

The Seattle Pilots lived only one year, finishing in last place in the American League West at 64-98. The team’s escapades were immortalized far beyond their accomplishments in Jim Bouton’s tell-all memoir “Ball Four.”

After the one season of poor play and lagging attendance (about 678,000) at the revamped minor league park called Sicks Stadium, Daley withdrew his investment, essentially bankrupting the team.


The franchise was sold to a conglomerate headed by Milwaukee auto magnate Bud Selig. Despite some last minute legal contests, Selig won the approval of baseball to move the franchise to Milwaukee and the Brewers were reborn, having existed once previously in the American League’s initial season of 1901. Those Brewers moved to St. Louis to become the Browns in 1902. The National League’s Milwaukee Braves had played here from 1953-65.

The Brewer’s first decade was mostly a dance with the bottom of the American League – first the Western Division, where they played in 1970-71, and then the American League East, where they moved in 1972, trading places with the Washington Senators franchise which moved west to Texas.

It did not matter in which division they played. The Brewers were basically a moribund crew through most of the 1970s. Their only claim to fame was having all-time home run king Hank Aaron on the team in 1975-76. Aaron hit the last 22 of his 755 home runs for the Brewers.

The Brewers began to stir under the leadership of General Manager Harry Dalton and field manager George Bamberger, earning a third place finish in 1978. They steadily improved their roster until, at the end of the decade, they suddenly had one of the strongest teams in the game, featuring a combination of home grown talent and imported veteran talent including future Hall of Famers Paul Molitor and Robin Yount, plus Cecil Cooper, Gorman Thomas, Ben Oglivie, Sal Bando and Sixto Lezcano.

The acquisition of all-star catcher Ted Simmons (1980) and relief ace Rollie Fingers (1982) helped put the team over the top. The Brewers won the back-half of the two-part strike season of 1981 with Cooper hitting .320 and Thomas smacking 21 home runs, one behind the league leader Eddie Murray. The team lost the divisional playoff to the Yankees in the maximum five games.

There were great expectations for the 1982 team, but it got off to a sluggish start under manager Buck Rodgers. He was fired with the team at 23-24, and replaced by coach Harvey Kuenn. Under Kuenn, the Brewers went 72-43 and destroyed American League pitching to gain the nickname “Harvey’s Wallbangers.”

The team clubbed 216 home runs, led by Thomas (league leading 39 homers with 112 RBI), Cooper (32 home runs, 121 RBI,.313 average) and MVP shortstop Robin Yount (29 homers, 114 RBI, .331 average). The team also featured solid pitching anchored by Cy Young Award winner Pete Vuckovich (18-6, 3.34 ERA), Mike Caldwell (17-13, 3.91), Moose Haas (11-8) and Fingers, who saved 29 games.

The Brewers were tied with the Orioles for the East Division lead on the last day of the season. The Brew Crew prevailed in the final game, 10-2, to win its first, and through 2010, only outright divisional championship. They then became the first team to rally from a 0-2 deficit in the best-of-five league championship series, coming back to sweep three straight from the Angels. They came up short, however, losing a seven game World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Since their only postseason appearances in 1981-82, the franchise has had trouble competing. A combination of poor management, a famished farm system and restricted financial resources has kept the Brewers at or near the bottom of the standings. Two exceptions were a third place 91-71 record in 1987 with Tom Trebelhorn and a second place 90-72 record in 1992 with Phil Garner.

In 1998, the Brewers agreed to move from the American League to the National League in order to provide a balance for interleague scheduling. In 2001, the team moved from Milwaukee County Stadium to Miller Park, a state-of-the-art ballpark with a retractable roof. The Selig family sold the franchise in 2004. The new owner, Los Angeles investment banker Mark Attanasio and manager Ned Yost, recorded a milestone of sorts — bringing home an 81-81 record for the Brewers in 2005, snapping the team’s skein of losing seasons which had reached back to 1992.

In 2008, the Brewers earned their first postseason berth in the 26 years since their World Series appearance as the wildcard team in the National League. They were led by slugging first baseman Prince Fielder (34 homers, 102 RBI, .279 average), left-fielder Ryan Braun (37 home runs, 106 RBI,.285 average) and southpaw C.C Sabathia, who came over in a mid-season trade with Cleveland and went 11-2 with 1.65 ERA. The Brewers were eliminated in the divisional series by eventual World Series champion Philadelphia.


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