CENTRAL INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WAPAHANI 9 MONROE CENTRAL 3
RONCALLI 8 SOUTHPORT 4
SHENANDOAH 3 DALEVILLE 0
NORTH DECATUR 4 S. DECATUR 3
GREENCASTLE 10 S. PUTNAM 8
BLUE RIVER 6 COWAN 5
TRITON CENTRAL 7 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 6
BEN DAVIS 2 LAWRENCE NORTH 1
TRINITY LUTHERAN 5 GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN 2
NORTH CENTRAL 16 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 3
BEECH GROVE 1 MONROVIA 0
FRANKLIN 3 DECATUR CENTRAL 0
UNIVERSITY 12 PARK TUDOR 9
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5 BREBEUF 4
NEW PALESTINE 11 NEW CASTLE 0
EASTERN HANCOCK 5 WES DEL 2
MARTINSVILLE 3 PERRY MERIDIAN 0
INDY GENESIS 18 HERRON 6
KOKOMO 7 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 1
HAGERSTOWN 4 RUSHVILLE 0
NORTHEASTERN 3 LINCOLN 1
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 14 INDIANA DEAF 1
INDIANAPOLIS TECH 17 RIVERSIDE 0
BROWNSBURG 11 MCCUTCHEON 1
ZIONSVILLE 12 HARRISON 2
DANVILLE 10 LEBANON 0
CENTER GROVE 6 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1
GREENWOOD 18 PLAINFIELD 8
TRI-WEST 6 NORTH MONTGOMERY 4
SHELBYVILLE 2 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 0
MOUNT VERNON 13 YORKTOWN 1
COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: HTTPS://WWW.MAXPREPS.COM/IN/BASEBALL/SCORES/?DATE=5/16/2023
CENTRAL INDIANA SOFTBALL SCORES
WAPAHANI 17 MONROE CENTRAL 6
SHENANDOAH 11 DALEVILLE 1
EASTERN HANCOCK 8 WES DEL 0
GREENCASTLE 4 S. PUTNAM 1
HERRON 14 PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY 0
CATHEDRAL 3 YORKTOWN 2
NORTH CENTRAL 11 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1
SPEEDWAY 10 BREBEUF 6
COLUMBUS EAST 10 INDIAN CREEK 7
HAUSER 19 MORRISTOWN 7
RUSHVILLE 16 WALDRON 2
WESTERN 13 KOKOMO 1
UNION CITY 12 TRI 8
MARTINSVILLE 8 PERRY MERIDIAN 2
ELWOOD 3 LAPEL 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 11 NEW CASTLE 1
RONCALLI 13 GUERIN CATHOLIC 1
FRANKFORT 15 CRAWFORDSVILLE 13
NOBLESVILLE 9 ZIONSVILLE 4
LAWRENCE NORTH 16 BEN DAVIS 8
FISHERS 3 BROWNSBURG 1
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 14 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 2
AVON 9 WESTFIELD 2
BEECH GROVE 17 LEBANON 9
CARMEL 8 SHELBYVILLE 3
PLAINFIELD 11 GREENWOOD 4
TRI-WEST 18 N. MONTGOMERY 0
FRANKLIN 8 DECATUR CENTRAL 7
MOUNT VERNON 10 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 4
COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: HTTPS://WWW.MAXPREPS.COM/IN/SOFTBALL/SCORES/?DATE=5/16/2023
CENTRAL INDIANA TRACK RESULTS
TEAM SCORES: 1. BROWNSBURG, 186; 2. AVON, 107; 3. PLAINFIELD, 102; 4. ZIONSVILLE, 93; 5. MONROVIA, 42; 6. DANVILLE, 36; 7. MOORESVILLE, 33; 8. CASCADE, 9; 8. SOUTHMONT, 9; 10. TRI-WEST, 7.
100 DASH: 1. PAIGE KIRTZ, BROWNSBURG (12.27); 2. DARRELLE RICE, BROWNSBURG (12.48); 3. JIAH DAVENPORT, AVON (12.62)
200 DASH: 1. IZZY NEAL, BROWNSBURG (25.34); 2. LONDON SMITH, BROWNSBURG (26.18); 3. SUSANNA AKINWOLE, PLAINFIELD (26.40)
400 DASH: 1. OMEMA ANYANWU, ZIONSVILLE (56.82); 2. PAIGE KIRTZ, BROWNSBURG (56.86); 3. NEVAEH WREN, AVON (57.49)
800 RUN: 1. ISABELLA FLICK, DANVILLE (2:22.47); 2. KATY GREEN, ZIONSVILLE (2:24.06); 3. ANWESHA MISHRA, ZIONSVILLE (2:24.84)
1600 RUN: 1. VERONICA HARGRAVE, PLAINFIELD (5:07.35); 2. JESSICA HEGEDUS, AVON (5:07.48); 3. MACKENZIE STEELE, BROWNSBURG (5:19.47)
3200 RUN: 1. JESSICA HEGEDUS, AVON (11:21.77); 2. LUCY TOLLIVER, BROWNSBURG (11:34.15); 3. SCOUT NEWMAN, BROWNSBURG (11:45.17)
100 HURDLES: 1. SOPHIA N’GBESSO, BROWNSBURG (16.02); 2. NORAH HAINES, PLAINFIELD (16.38); 3. CAIA MOORE, MOORESVILLE (16.55)
300 HURDLES: 1. PEACE FASOORE, BROWNSBURG (46.54); 2. JOSLYN YOUNG, MONROVIA (46.74); 3. SOPHIA N’GBESSO, BROWNSBURG (48.12)
4X100 RELAY: 1. BROWNSBURG (47.89); 2. AVON (48.89); 3. PLAINFIELD (50.08)
4X400 RELAY: 1. PLAINFIELD (3:58.68); 2. ZIONSVILLE (4:07.81); 3. AVON (4:08:05)
4X800 RELAY: 1. PLAINFIELD (9:37.05); 2. BROWNSBURG (9:40.10); 3. ZIONSVILLE (9:50.24)
LONG JUMP: 1. PAIGE KIRTZ, BROWNSBURG (17-8.25); 2. MAKAYLEE BUTTS, AVON (16-7.25); 3. HAILEY HOSKINS, BROWNSBURG (16-4.75).
HIGH JUMP: 1. EMILY RITENOUR, BROWNSBURG (5-4); 2. ISABELLA LARIMER, AVON (5-0); 3. ADERINOYE ADEWOPO, AVON (5-0)
DISCUS: 1. OLIVIA STAIGL, DANVILLE (112-6); 2. MEGAN WHINNERY, ZIONSVILLE (112-5); 3. WHITNEY WILLETT, MONROVIA (107-10)
SHOT PUT: 1. LORIA SNOWDEN, BROWNSBURG (38-3); 2. BRIDGET BEYER, ZIONSVILLE (37-6.75); 3. REBECCA LEITZMAN, MOORESVILLE (36-10)
POLE VAULT: 1. ASHLYN SCHWAB, BROWNSBURG (12-0); 2. ZOE ARVANITIS, PLAINFIELD (11-6); 3. MADISON MERRELL, ZIONSVILLE (9-6)
AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
100 DASH: 1. PRINCESS CAMPBELL, WESTFIELD (12.03); 2. MAYA TAYLOR, FISHERS (12.20); 3. EMILY NORRIS, CARMEL (12.24).
200 DASH: 1. EMILY NORRIS, CARMEL (25.35); 2. CHLOE SENEFELD, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (25.99); 3. JOCELYN DAVIS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (25.60).
400 DASH: 1. OLIVIA CEBALO, CARMEL (56.81); 2. CAMBELL WAMSLEY, CARMEL (57.64); 3. CAMRYN MCKINNEY, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (1:00.17)
800 RUN: 1. SUMMER REMPE, NOBLESVILLE (2:12.72); 2. CIARA KEPNER, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (2:15.07); 3. AUDREY RICKETTS, CARMEL (2:15.32)
1600 RUN: 1. ELIZABETH BUTLER, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (5:02.37); 2. BRIDGET GALLAGHER, GUERIN CATHOLIC (5:05.85); 3. PAIGE HAZELRIGG, NOBLESVILLE (5:07.23)
3200 RUN: 1. MAGGIE POWERS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (11:01.55); 2. NADIA PEREZ, NOBLESVILLE (11:01.89); 3. BROOKE LAHEE, NOBLESVILLE (11:02.38)
100 HURDLES: 1. LUCY HAUSER, WESTFIELD (15.04); 2. MAKENZIE LOFTIN, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (15.17); 3. ELLA EWING, HAMILTON HEIGHTS (15.24)
300 HURDLES: 1. ELLA EWING, HAMILTON HEIGHTS (46.34); 2. LUCY HAUSER, WESTFIELD (46.59); 3. AVA SINEX, CARMEL (46.77)
4X100 RELAY: 1. CARMEL (47.89); 2. FISHERS (47.99); 3. WESTFIELD (48.72)
4X400 RELAY: 1. CARMEL (3:54.40); 2. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (4:01.89); 3. NOBLESVILLE (4:03.07)
4X800 RELAY: 1. CARMEL (9:17.01); 2. NOBLESVILLE (9:18.56); 3. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (9:35.17)
LONG JUMP: 1. ELLA EWING, HAMILTON HEIGHTS (18-6); 2. MIA CHANG, GUERIN CATHOLIC (18-3.25); 3. ALYSSA KARWOWSKI, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (17-8)
HIGH JUMP: 1. MALINE MILLER, NOBLESVILLE (5-6); 2. WAVERLY WOOLEVER, HAMILTON HEIGHTS (5-4); 3. KORI DUES, GUERIN CATHOLIC (5-1)
DISCUS: 1. HANNAH ALEXANDER, NOBLESVILLE (157-10); 2. EMMY ROYS, WESTERN BOONE (124-6); 3. MACEY MILLER, FISHERS (122-2)
SHOT PUT: 1. HANNAH ALEXANDER, NOBLESVILLE (47-4.25); 2. MACEY MILLER, FISHERS (39-4.75); 3. MARIS BULGER, GUERIN CATHOLIC (37-5.5)
POLE VAULT: 1. DELANEY TEACHNOR, NOBLESVILLE (12-6); 2. RILEY WILLIAMS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (12-0); 3. LAINA LILLGE, NOBLESVILLE (11-0)
AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS
TEAM SCORES: 1. LAWRENCE NORTH, 165.5; 2. MT. VERNON, 121; 3. NEW CASTLE, 101; 4. PENDLETON HEIGHTS, 57.5; 5. DALEVILLE, 43; 6. EASTERN HANCOCK, 37; 7. ANDERSON, 30; 8. LAPEL, 25; 9. SHENANDOAH, 17; 10. BLUE RIVER VALLEY, 10; 11. KNIGHTSTOWN, 6; 12. ANDERSON PREP, 4
100 DASH: 1. TALAYA BROADERS, LAWRENCE NORTH (12.45); 2. ADRIANNA WOODS, LAWRENCE NORTH (12.79); 3. MYA EPPERT, MT. VERNON (12.79)
200 DASH: 1. ADRIANNA WOODS, LAWRENCE NORTH (25.76); 2. TALAYA BROADERS, LAWRENCE NORTH (26.21); 3. AMARAH MCPHAUL, DALEVILLE (27.33)
400 DASH: 1. AOLANI CANNON, LAWRENCE NORTH (1:02.57); 2. KAMRYN MUHAMMAD, LAWRENCE NORTH (1:02.95); 3. JA’MICAH COYLE, ANDERSON (1:03.45)
800 RUN: 1. AVA JARRELL, PENDLETON HEIGHTS (2:20.31); 2. CHARLEE GIBSON, BLUE RIVER VALLEY (2:21.78); 3. FAITH NORRIS, DALEVILLE (2.23.87)
1600 RUN: 1. AVA JARRELL, PENDLETON HEIGHTS (5:01.53); 2. HANNAH HAUSER, MT. VERNON (5:22.32); 3. AMAYA PITTMAN, LAWRENCE NORTH (5:31.50)
3200 RUN: 1. LYDIA HARVEY, NEW CASTLE (12:01.93); 2. SOPHIE GOODWIN, LAPEL (12:02.62); 3. EMMA GALE, MT. VERNON (12:07.59)
100 HURDLES: 1. ZOE ALLEN, ANDERSON (15.57); 2. ELLA GARVIN, NEW CASTLE (15.86); 3. SYDNEY SPRINGMAN, EASTERN HANCOCK (16.92)
300 HURDLES: 1. ELLA GARVIN, NEW CASTLE (46.58); 2. ZOE ALLEN, ANDERSON (47.37); 3. SANIYAH FREEMAN, LAWRENCE NORTH (49.93)
4X100 RELAY: 1. LAWRENCE NORTH (49.70); 2. MT. VERNON (51.00); 3. DALEVILLE (52.28)
4X400 RELAY: 1. LAWRENCE NORTH (4:07.14); 2. MT. VERNON (4:15.93); 3. PENDLETON HEIGHTS (4:20.42)
4X800 RELAY: 1. MT. VERNON (10:01.05); 2. NEW CASTLE (10:19.29); 3. LAWRENCE NORTH (10:34.67)
LONG JUMP: 1. LONDON HELLOMS, LAWRENCE NORTH (16-1); 2. LEYANA TAYLOR, LAWRENCE NORTH (15-11); 3. JENNA BRAND, DALEVILLE (15-7)
HIGH JUMP: 1. ELLA GARVIN, NEW CASTLE (5-2); 2. ELLIE MEYER, EASTERN HANCOCK (5-1); 3. CHLOE WINGHAM, MT. VERNON (4-10)
DISCUS: 1. ALAINA BOWMAN, NEW CASTLE (122-9.5); 2. LAURA FISCHER, NEW CASTLE (113-5); 3. WHITNEY WARFEL, PENDLETON HEIGHTS (109-7)
SHOT PUT: 1. WHITNEY WARFEL, PENDLETON HEIGHTS (36-10.5); 2. ALAINA BOWMAN, NEW CASTLE (35-11.75); 3. JAMAYA THOMAS, LAWRENCE NORTH (35-5.5)
POLE VAULT: 1. RILEY NIELSEN, MT. VERNON (11-6); 2. MADELINE WILKINSON, LAWRENCE NORTH (9-0); 3. MARIA MIL, NEW CASTLE (9-0)
AT LAWRENCE CENTRAL
TEAM SCORES: 1. NORTH CENTRAL, 117.5; 2. BISHOP CHATARD, 102.5; 3. BREBEUF JESUIT, 96; 4. CATHEDRAL, 88.5; 5. LAWRENCE CENTRAL, 55.5; 6. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, 55; 7. PARK TUDOR, 53; 8. HERRON, 33; 9. RIVERSIDE, 17; 10. TECH, 3.
100 DASH: 1. KYA CROOKE, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (12.15); 2. MALIA ENNIS, BREBEUF JESUIT (12.41); 3. MORGAN CHESTNUT, BREBEUF JESUIT (12.56)
200 DASH: 1. ANIYAH MCKENZIE, LAWRENCE CENTRAL (25.23); 2. JANAE BAILEY, NORTH CENTRAL (25.59); 3. MALIA ENNIS, BREBEUF JESUIT (25.97)
400 DASH: 1. JANAE BAILEY, NORTH CENTRAL (59.82); 2. SIDNEY SANDERS, CATHEDRAL (1:00.03); 3. SIMONE JEFFERS (1:00.46)
800 RUN: 1. GRETCHEN FARLEY, PARK TUDOR (2:09.24); 2. KAELINA MATTHEWS, NORTH CENTRAL (2:21.61); 3. EMMA VATNSDAL, NORTH CENTRAL (2:22.53)
1600 RUN: 1. SOPHIA KENNEDY, PARK TUDOR (4:55.16); 2. JULIA SCORE, BISHOP CHATARD (5:02.21); 3. MARY EDWARDS, NORTH CENTRAL (5:07.50)
3200 RUN: 1. SOPHIA KENNEDY, PARK TUDOR (10:30.47); 2. GRETCHEN FARLEY, PARK TUDOR (10:59.14); 3. JULIA SCORE, BISHOP CHATARD (11:01.82)
100 HURDLES: 1. PA’SHENCE PURNELL, HERRON (15.49); 2. NICHOLE MAYO, CATHEDRAL (15.69); 3. REESE MCKINNEY, BISHOP CHATARD (15.79)
300 HURDLES: 1. KYA CROOKE, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (44.96); 2. PA’SHENCE PURNELL, HERRON (45.25); 3. KATE KUBACKI, CATHEDRAL (45.29)
4X100 RELAY: 1. BISHOP CHATARD (48.87); 2. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (48.92); 3. NORTH CENTRAL (49.19)
4X400 RELAY: 1. CATHEDRAL (3:58.40); 2. BISHOP CHATARD (3:58.40); 3. PARK TUDOR (4:06.68)
4X800 RELAY: 1. NORTH CENTRAL (9:33.44); 2. CATHEDRAL (9:36.76); 3. BISHOP CHATARD (9:53.51)
LONG JUMP: 1. KYA CROOKE, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (19-2); 2. OLIVIA SMITH, NORTH CENTRAL (18-3); 3. KARSYN KRAMER, CATHEDRAL (17-7).
HIGH JUMP: 1. KYA CROOKE, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (5-4); 2. MIKIA NANCE, RIVERSIDE (5-0); 3. MARISSA BAKER, BREBEUF JESUIT (5-0)
DISCUS: 1. ANNA THOMPSON, BISHOP CHATARD (108-1); 2. SAVANNAH NESMITH, BREBEUF JESUIT (103-10); 3. AMYA CANDLER, NORTH CENTRAL (102-0)
SHOT PUT: 1. SAVANNAH NESMITH, BREBEUF JESUIT (37-7); 2. AMYA CANDLER, NORTH CENTRAL (37-1); 3. ARIANAA DOAKS, BREBEUF JESUIT (36-7)
POLE VAULT: 1. KAILEE SWART, CATHEDRAL (12-10.5); 2. MAKENNA CARPENTER, CATHEDRAL (11-0); 3. KATE WEIGAND, PARK TUDOR (10-0)
TEAM SCORES: 1. PERRY MERIDIAN, 130; 2. PIKE, 127.5; 3. SOUTHPORT, 109.5; 4. BEN DAVIS, 95.5; 5. CRISPUS ATTUCKS, 47; 6. DECATUR CENTRAL, 34; 7. CARDINAL RITTER, 30.5; 8. COVENANT CHRISTIAN, 23; 9. SPEEDWAY, 15; 10. SHORTRIDGE, 6; 10. INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE, 6
100 DASH: 1. CATALLA JONES, PIKE (13.02); 2. CHISOM CHUKWUOCHA, CRISPUS ATTUCKS (13.11); 3. ZA’NYA MAJOR, BEN DAVIS (13.32)
200 DASH: 1. GIA CLAY, PIKE (26.57); 2. BROOKLYN TAYLOR, PIKE (26.76); 3. MAYA MUNDY, PERRY MERIDIAN (26.80)
400 DASH: 1. MAYA MUNDY, PERRY MERIDIAN (58.41); 2. GIA CLAY, PIKE (1:01.17); 3. ANNA KOKOSA, CARDINAL RITTER (1:01.18)
800 RUN: 1. KATIE CHERRY, SOUTHPORT (2:30.54); 2. ELLA CRANE, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (2:32.84); 3. MARION DAVIS, PIKE (2:32.87)
1600 RUN: 1. CECE MITCHELL, SOUTHPORT (5:34.64); 2. VANESSA NEWHOUSE, PERRY MERIDIAN (5:42.43); 3. JORDAN HINKLE, CARDINAL RITTER (5:45.70)
3200 RUN: 1. EVELYNN GARCIA, SOUTHPORT (12:10.33); 2. ERIN HERWEHE, SOUTHPORT (12:29.44); 3. JORDAN HINKLE, CARDINAL RITTER (12:37.96)
100 HURDLES: 1. REANE’E HOGAN, BEN DAVIS (15.48); 2. TRISNA NGUYEN, PERRY MERIDIAN (16.72); 3. CARESSA ADDISON, PIKE (16.74)
300 HURDLES: 1. CATALLA JONES, PIKE (47.31); 2. BENDU MERCHANT, PERRY MERIDIAN (48.04); 3. REANE’E HOGAN, BEN DAVIS (49.02)
4X100 RELAY: 1. PIKE (49.55); 2. PERRY MERIDIAN (50.87); 3. SOUTHPORT (51.64)
4X400 RELAY: 1. PIKE (4:12.01); 2. BEN DAVIS (4:16.73); 3. SOUTHPORT (4:20.31)
4X800 RELAY: 1. SOUTHPORT (10:16.57); 2. PIKE (10:37.28); 3. BEN DAVIS (10:43.79)
LONG JUMP: 1. MAYA MUNDY, PERRY MERIDIAN (17-2); 2. TRINITY WILLIAMS, PIKE (16-7.5); 3. AMIAH RHODES, BEN DAVIS (15-10)
HIGH JUMP: 1. MARYAVA LEMASTERS, PERRY MERIDIAN (5-1); 2. MIRANDA WOODARD, DECATUR CENTRAL (5-0); 3. STEVIE EARLY, PERRY MERIDIAN (5-0)
DISCUS: 1. ALISEONNA GARNETT, DECATUR CENTRAL (118-0); 2. LARIAH WOODEN, CRISPUS ATTUCKS (112-9); 3. KATELYN POTTER, BEN DAVIS (110-3.5)
SHOT PUT: 1. LARIAH WOODEN, CRISPUS ATTUCKS (42-9); 2. MYRA CHRISTIAN, BEN DAVIS (40-6); 3. ALISEONNA GARNETT, DECATUR CENTRAL (40-2.5)
POLE VAULT: 1. ISABELLE POTTER, PERRY MERIDIAN (10-6); 2. KATE MCKEE, PERRY MERIDIAN (10-6); 3. MIA CLARK, PIKE (8-0)
AT WARREN CENTRAL
TEAM SCORES: 1. FRANKLIN CENTRAL, 148; 2. WARREN CENTRAL, 137; 3. NEW PALESTINE, 103.66; 4. RONCALLI, 83.33; 5. GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, 80; 6. LUTHERAN, 17; 6. MORRISTOWN, 17; 6. TRITON CENTRAL, 17; 9. SHELBYVILLE, 9; 10. BEECH GROVE, 5; 11. CHRISTEL HOUSE, 4.
100 DASH: 1. SAVANNAH LAKE, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (12.23); 2. JYRAH POWELL, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (12.23); 3. JILA VADEN, WARREN CENTRAL (12.34)
200 DASH: 1. SAVANNAH LAKE, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (26.00); 2. JYRAH POWELL, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (26.34); 3. TA’NASHJIA TURNER, WARREN CENTRAL (26.44)
400 DASH: 1. RYLEE HURST, NEW PALESTINE (59.76); 2. BREECE BASS, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (59.87); 3. ABBY JOURNAY, NEW PALESTINE (1:00.45)
800 RUN: 1. REAGAN TURK, RONCALLI (2:23.67); 2. MADELIN NOUEL, WARREN CENTRAL (2:25.39); 3. SIERRA ESPINOZA, WARREN CENTRAL (2:25.70)
1600 RUN: 1. ELLA DESJEAN, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (5:16.34); 2. KYLIE CLINE, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (5:24.43); 3. COURTNEY STUDY, NEW PALESTINE (5:43.33)
3200 RUN: 1. KYLIE CLINE, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (11:30.16); 2. SAVANA MILLER, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (11:42.30); 3. LEXIE COPELAND, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (12:21.69)
100 HURDLES: 1. LAILA SMITH, WARREN CENTRAL (14.73); 2. ANYA ROLLINS, WARREN CENTRAL (15.18); 3. REAGAN CROUCH, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (16.32)
300 HURDLES: 1. LAILA SMITH, WARREN CENTRAL (44.09); 2. ADDISON BUCKLEY, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (48.36); 3. KAYLANA JACKSON (49.40)
4X100 RELAY: 1. WARREN CENTRAL (47.84); 2. RONCALLI (51.45); 3. FRANKLIN CENTRAL (51.61)
4X400 RELAY: 1. WARREN CENTRAL (3:59.28); 2. NEW PALESTINE (4:11.14); 3. FRANKLIN CENTRAL (4:12.70)
4X800 RELAY: 1. WARREN CENTRAL (9:55.91); 2. FRANKLIN CENTRAL (10:00.60); 3. RONCALLI (10:20.49)
LONG JUMP: 1. LAILA SMITH, WARREN CENTRAL (18-10.5); 2. JILA VADEN, WARREN CENTRAL (17-10); 3. BREECE BASS, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (16-6)
HIGH JUMP: 1. OAKLEIGH GOEDDE, MORRISTOWN (5-0); 2. KAYLA RIEMAN, NEW PALESTINE (4-10); 2. ABBY JOURNAY, NEW PALESTINE (4-10); 2. LYDIA STAHLEY, RONCALLI (4-10)
DISCUS: 1. SYDNEY MILLER, NEW PALESTINE (122-0); 2. LILLIAN TOWNE, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (121-0.5); 3. HADLEIGH FILIPOVICH, LUTHERAN (113-2)
SHOT PUT: 1. QUIN LUMBLEY, NEW PALESTINE (40-4); 2. SYDNEY MILLER, NEW PALESTINE (38-2.5); 3. DEZ WEBBER, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (35-10)
POLE VAULT: 1. REBECCA UHLIK, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (10-8); 2. WHITNEY MEINERDING, RONCALLI (10-4); 3. CAROLINE WELLS, FRANKLIN CENTRAL (9-6)
TEAM SCORES: 1. CENTER GROVE, 162.5; 2. WHITELAND, 117; 3. FRANKLIN, 106; 4. COLUMBUS NORTH, 94; 5. GREENWOOD, 55; 6. COLUMBUS EAST, 43; 7. INDIAN CREEK, 41.5; 8. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN, 4.
100 DASH: 1. KATE HENSELMEIER, CENTER GROVE (12.37); 2. CHANNING HAZZARD, CENTER GROVE (12.60); 3. MARISSA KRATOWICZ, WHITELAND (12.63)
200 DASH: 1. KATE HENSELMEIER, CENTER GROVE (26.22); 2. CHANNING HAZZARD (26.56); 3. ELNORA STEVENSON, WHITELAND (27.11)
400 DASH: 1. KATE HENSELMEIER, CENTER GROVE (55.58); 2. MAKENA CRUSE, GREENWOOD (59.72); 3. AINSLEY BOTKIN, FRANKLIN (1:00.30)
800 RUN: 1. TORI JACKSON, WHITELAND (2:15.53); 2. CARYS GLYN-JONES, COLUMBUS NORTH (2:16.38); 3. LILY BAKER, COLUMBUS NORTH (2:16.38)
1600 RUN: 1. LILY BAKER, COLUMBUS NORTH (4:59.60); 2. TORI JACKSON, WHITELAND (5:09.52); 3. LAUREN KLEM, FRANKLIN (5:13.95)
3200 RUN: 1. JULIA KIESLER, COLUMBUS NORTH (10:42.71); 2. JULIE KLAUS, COLUMBUS NORTH (10:59.18); 3. LIBBY DOWTY, INDIAN CREEK (11:26.30).
100 HURDLES: 1. AUBREY RUNYON, FRANKLIN (14.80); 2. MOLLY TAPAK, CENTER GROVE (15.89); 3. MEGAN LESTER, WHITELAND (16.31)
300 HURDLES: 1. AUBREY RUNYON, FRANKLIN (45.83); 2. BROOKE COFFMAN, FRANKLIN (46.01); 3. MOLLY TAPAK, CENTER GROVE (47.35)
4X100 RELAY: 1. WHITELAND (49.41); 2. CENTER GROVE (50.16); 3. COLUMBUS EAST (51.06)
4X400 RELAY: 1. CENTER GROVE (4:03.29); 2. FRANKLIN (4:03.85); 3. WHITELAND (4:10.15)
4X800 RELAY: 1. COLUMBUS NORTH (9:17.47); 2. INDIAN CREEK (9:29.79); 3. CENTER GROVE (9:35.70)
LONG JUMP: 1. ELNORA STEVENSON, WHITELAND (17-3); 2. AMY LUTTRELL, GREENWOOD (16-8.5); 3. ALANA RILEY, CENTER GROVE (15-11.5)
HIGH JUMP: 1. EMERSON VLCAN, CENTER GROVE (5-3); 2. BROOKE COFFMAN, FRANKLIN (5-3); 2. MORGAN SANDROCK, FRANKLIN (5-3)
DISCUS: 1. SHELBY WINGLER, CENTER GROVE (137-4); 2. ADDISON EMBERTON, WHITELAND (122-0); 3. LUCI BARILE, CENTER GROVE (120-11)
SHOT PUT: 1. SHELBY WINGLER, CENTER GROVE (49-2.5); 2. EMMA GARDNER, GREENWOOD (38-4); 3. CARLY VONDIELINGEN, WHITELANDPOLE VAULT: 1. AMY LUTTRELL, GREENWOOD (12-0); 2. KHLOIE WALKER, CENTER GROVE (11-0); 3. HANNAH SMITH, CENTER GROVE (10-6)
1. HIGHLAND (13) | 5 PM CT | RESULTS
21ST CENTURY – GARY, BOWMAN ACADEMY, CALUMET, EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL, GARY WEST SIDE, GRIFFITH, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HAMMOND CENTRAL, HAMMOND MORTON, HIGHLAND, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LIGHTHOUSE CPC, MUNSTER
2. LOWELL (9) | 5 PM CT | RESULTS
ANDREAN, CROWN POINT, HANOVER CENTRAL, HOBART, LAKE CENTRAL, LAKE STATION EDISON, LOWELL, MERRILLVILLE, RIVER FOREST
3. CHESTERTON (10) | 4:45 PM CT | RESULTS
CHESTERTON, LAPORTE, MICHIGAN CITY, NEW PRAIRIE, PORTAGE, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), VALPARAISO, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, WESTVILLE, WHEELER
4. KANKAKEE VALLEY (15) | 4:45 PM CT | RESULTS
BOONE GROVE, DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN, HEBRON, KANKAKEE VALLEY, KNOX, KOUTS, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, NORTH NEWTON, OREGON-DAVIS, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-TOWNSHIP, WEST CENTRAL, WINAMAC COMMUNITY
5. MISHAWAKA (12) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
GLENN, LAVILLE, MISHAWAKA, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, PENN, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND CAREER ACADEMY, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND RILEY, SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON, TRINITY SCHOOL AT GREENLAWN
6. BREMEN (11) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BREMEN, CASTON, CULVER ACADEMIES, CULVER COMMUNITY, MANCHESTER, NORTH MIAMI, PLYMOUTH, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY, TIPPECANOE VALLEY, TRITON, WHITKO
7. WARSAW COMMUNITY (13) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, COLUMBIA CITY, CONCORD, ELKHART, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, FAIRFIELD, GOSHEN, JIMTOWN, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, NORTHRIDGE, NORTHWOOD, WARSAW COMMUNITY, WAWASEE
8. KOKOMO (13) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
EASTERN (GREENTOWN), KOKOMO, LEWIS CASS, LOGANSPORT, MACONAQUAH, MADISON-GRANT, NORTHWESTERN, PERU, PIONEER, TAYLOR, TIPTON, TRI-CENTRAL, WESTERN
9. TWIN LAKES (MOVED FROM BENTON CENTRAL) (12) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
ATTICA, BENTON CENTRAL, CARROLL (FLORA), COVINGTON, DELPHI COMMUNITY, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, FRONTIER, NORTH VERMILLION, NORTH WHITE, SEEGER, TRI-COUNTY, TWIN LAKES
10. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (12) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
CLINTON CENTRAL, CLINTON PRAIRIE, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FRANKFORT, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, MCCUTCHEON, NORTH MONTGOMERY, ROSSVILLE, WEST LAFAYETTE
11. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (11) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
CARMEL, FISHERS, GUERIN CATHOLIC, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, LEBANON, NOBLESVILLE, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY, WESTERN BOONE, WESTFIELD
12. ZIONSVILLE (11) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
AVON, BROWNSBURG, CASCADE, DANVILLE COMMUNITY, MONROVIA, MOORESVILLE, PLAINFIELD, SOUTHMONT, TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS, ZIONSVILLE
13. ANGOLA (12) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
ANGOLA, CENTRAL NOBLE, DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, EASTSIDE, FREMONT, GARRETT, HAMILTON, LAKELAND, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WEST NOBLE, WESTVIEW
14. FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (12) | 5:45 PM ET | RESULTS
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), CHURUBUSCO, FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE SNIDER, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN, LEO, WOODLAN
15. NEW HAVEN (10) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
ADAMS CENTRAL, BELLMONT, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HERITAGE, HOMESTEAD, HUNTINGTON NORTH, NEW HAVEN, SOUTH ADAMS
16. MARION (14) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, BLACKFORD, BLUFFTON, EASTBROOK, ELWOOD COMMUNITY, FRANKTON, MARION, MISSISSINEWA, NORTHFIELD, NORWELL, OAK HILL, SOUTHERN WELLS, SOUTHWOOD, WABASH
17. DELTA (13) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
COWAN, DELTA, JAY COUNTY, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, MUNCIE CENTRAL, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, UNION (MODOC), UNION CITY, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER COMMUNITY, YORKTOWN
18. PENDLETON HEIGHTS (13) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
ANDERSON, ANDERSON PREPARATORY ACADEMY, BLUE RIVER VALLEY, DALEVILLE, EASTERN HANCOCK, KNIGHTSTOWN, LAPEL, LAWRENCE NORTH, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), NEW CASTLE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, SHENANDOAH
19. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (11) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BREBEUF JESUIT, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, HERRON, INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS), PARK TUDOR, RIVERSIDE, TINDLEY
20. SOUTHPORT (14) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BEN DAVIS, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDIANAPOLIS), DECATUR CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, INDIANAPOLIS GEORGE WASHINGTON, INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE, INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE, PERRY MERIDIAN, PIKE, PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY, SPEEDWAY, SOUTHPORT
21. WARREN CENTRAL (13) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BEECH GROVE, CHRISTEL HOUSE, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA MEMORIAL, MORRISTOWN, NEW PALESTINE, RONCALLI, SHELBYVILLE, TRITON CENTRAL, VICTORY COLLEGE PREP, WARREN CENTRAL
22. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (12) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
CENTER GROVE, COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EDINBURGH, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, HAUSER, INDIAN CREEK, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), WALDRON, WHITELAND COMMUNITY
23. CONNERSVILLE (10) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, CENTERVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, HAGERSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, RICHMOND, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, SETON CATHOLIC, TRI, UNION COUNTY
24. EAST CENTRAL (13) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BATESVILLE, EAST CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREENSBURG, JAC-CEN-DEL, LAWRENCEBURG, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, RISING SUN, SOUTH DEARBORN, SOUTH DECATUR, SOUTH RIPLEY
25. TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO (14) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
CLAY CITY, CLOVERDALE, GREENCASTLE, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), NORTH PUTNAM, NORTHVIEW, PARKE HERITAGE, RIVERTON PARKE, SOUTH PUTNAM, SOUTH VERMILLION, SULLIVAN, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO, WEST VIGO
26. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (12) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BLOOMFIELD, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, BROWN COUNTY, EASTERN GREENE, EDGEWOOD, LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, LINTON-STOCKTON, MARTINSVILLE, OWEN VALLEY, SHAKAMAK, WHITE RIVER VALLEY
27. SEYMOUR (13) | 5:45 PM ET | RESULTS
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CROTHERSVILLE, EASTERN (PEKIN), JENNINGS COUNTY, MITCHELL, ORLEANS, PAOLI, SALEM, SEYMOUR, SPRINGS VALLEY, TRINITY LUTHERAN, WEST WASHINGTON
28. MADISON CONSOLIDATED (12) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
AUSTIN, CHARLESTOWN, HENRYVILLE, JEFFERSONVILLE, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NEW WASHINGTON, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY, SCOTTSBURG, SHAWE MEMORIAL, SILVER CREEK, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY
29. FLOYD CENTRAL (11) | 6 PM ET | RESULTS
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, CLARKSVILLE, CORYDON CENTRAL, CRAWFORD COUNTY, FLOYD CENTRAL, LANESVILLE, NEW ALBANY, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)
30. PERRY CENTRAL (11) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
CANNELTON, FOREST PARK, HERITAGE HILLS, JASPER, LOOGOOTEE, NORTHEAST DUBOIS, PERRY CENTRAL, SHOALS, SOUTH SPENCER, SOUTHRIDGE, TELL CITY
31. PRINCETON COMMUNITY (13) | 5 PM ET | RESULTS
BARR-REEVE, GIBSON SOUTHERN, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTH KNOX, TECUMSEH, VINCENNES LINCOLN, VINCENNES RIVET, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON CATHOLIC, WOOD MEMORIAL
32. EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (14) | 5:30 PM ET | RESULTS
BOONVILLE, CASTLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN, EVANSVILLE DAY, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE NORTH, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, MT. VERNON, NORTH POSEY, SIGNATURE
DENVER 132 LA LAKERS 126
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
DETROIT 4 PITTSBURGH 0
TAMPA BAY 8 NY METS 5
TEXAS 7 ATLANTA 4
HOUSTON 7 CHICAGO CUBS 3
OAKLAND 9 ARIZONA 8 (12)
KANSAS CITY 5 SAN DIEGO 4
MINNESOTA 5 LA DODGERS 1
BALTIMORE 7 LA ANGELS 3
NY YANKEES 6 TORONTO 3
BOSTON 9 SEATTLE 4
MIAMI 5 WASHINGTON 4
MILWAUKEE 3 ST. LOUIS 2
CINCINNATI 3 COLORADO 1
SAN FRANCISCO 4 PHILADELPHIA 3
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 9 IOWA 1
COLLEGE BASEBALL SCORES
NORTHWESTERN 8 NOTRE DAME 7 (11)
INDIANA 6 EVANSVILLE 2
PURDUE FORT WAYNE 8 TOLEDO 7 (10)
BALL STATE 12 SOUTHERN INDIANA 1
INDIANA STATE AT MISSOURI CANCELED
TOP NATIONAL NEWS
NIKOLA JOKIC LEADS NUGGETS PAST LAKERS 132-126 IN WEST OPENER
DENVER (AP) Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers the last time these teams met in the Western Conference finals in the 2020 NBA bubble.
So, what similarities does he see between LeBron James and Nikola Jokic?
“I feel like the only difference is Bron can jump higher than Jokic,” Caldwell-Pope declared after Jokic’s monster performance fueled the Nuggets’ 132-126 win in Game 1 Tuesday night.
“That’s really offensive,” Jokic replied in faux indignation about his athletic abilities. “I’m joking. I mean, to be compared to one of the best ever – or THE best ever – I think is really cool.”
Jokic doesn’t really see many similarities in their play: “We affect the game in different ways,” Jokic said. “But he’s a really good player.”
Nobody was better than Jokic on Tuesday night.
Jokic recorded his sixth triple-double of these playoffs with 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists, powering the Nuggets to a 1-0 lead in the series.
Behind Jokic’s sizzling start and strong finish, and Jamal Murray’s 31 points while battling an ear infection, Denver beat the Lakers in the opener of the West finals for the first time ever.
After a slow start, Anthony Davis had 40 points and 10 rebounds, and James finished with 26 points, 12 boards and nine assists. Austin Reaves chipped in 23 points and fueled L.A.’s desperate fourth-quarter run that nearly erased Denver’s 14-point cushion after three.
Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points against his former team. Michael Porter Jr. had 15 points and 10 boards and Bruce Brown added 16 points.
The Nuggets led by as many as 21 but the Lakers pulled within three points twice in the fourth quarter, once on Reaves’ 3-pointer at 124-121 and again on James’ pair of free throws that made it 129-126 with 1:12 remaining.
“Yeah, it took us a half to get into the game,” James said, “and that was pretty much the ballgame right there. They punched us in the mouth to start. … I know the game is won in 48 minutes, but they set the tone in 24 minutes and we were playing catch-up for the next 24.”
In the fourth quarter, Rui Hachimura guarded Jokic, allowing Davis to crowd the paint and make things harder for the Nuggets big man to dominate the paint. But it wasn’t enough.
After Jokic sank two free throws with 26 seconds left to give Denver a 131-126 lead, Murray poked the ball from James as he was about to take it to the hoop and Jokic gathered the loose ball before being fouled with 10.9 seconds left. He sank one of two and James misfired from 3 as the seconds ticked off.
“I’d rather clean things up after a win in the Western Conference finals than after a loss, so I will take it,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “But much work to do.”
Game 2 is Thursday night at Ball Arena, where the top-seeded Nuggets are 7-0 in the playoffs and 41-7 overall, the best home record in the league this season.
Jokic said a day earlier that the Nuggets desperately needed to avoid following in the sneaker-steps of the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, both of whom dropped their home opener to the Lakers and wound up losing in six games.
Moreover, James has won his last 20 playoff series in which his team has won the opener.
The Nuggets hadn’t taken Game 1 against the Lakers since 1979, when they won the opener of the best-of-three series only to lose the next two. That’s the closest the Nuggets have ever come to eliminating the Lakers, who have beaten Denver three times in the West finals, including in the Florida bubble in 2020.
Flashing his MVP credentials in a stunning display of power in the first quarter, Jokic pulled down a dozen boards and dished out five assists to go with eight points. That made him the first player since at least 1997 to have a dozen or more boards and at least five assists in any quarter of an NBA playoff game.
The Lakers used an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to 11 points before Jokic responded with a jaw-dropping 3-pointer over the outstretched arm of Davis that barely fluttered the net at the buzzer, leaving Davis to trudge back to the bench in disbelief.
“Sometimes luck is on our side,” Jokic said. “It’s a crazy shot, of course.”
The “Joker,” who missed out on his third consecutive NBA MVP award this year when he was edged by Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, had 19 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks by halftime as the Nuggets took a 72-54 lead into the locker room.
“Thank God it’s the best-of-seven and it’s not the NCAA Tournament,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. “It’s the first to four. We’ll be OK, trust me.”
PLENTY OF POINTS
With 258 combined points, it was the highest-scoring conference finals game that didn’t go to overtime since 1987, when Detroit beat Boston 145-119.
Lakers: L.A.‘s only lead came on James’ bucket to open the game. … The Lakers lost to the Nuggets in the playoffs for just the ninth time in 34 tries.
Nuggets: Jokic outrebounded the Lakers 16-13 by himself before halftime. … The only player since 1997 to do what Jokic did in the first quarter was Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao, who blitzed the Wizards for 12 rebounds and five assists in a regular-season game in October of 2012.
THE WEMBANYAMA SWEEPSTAKES AND DRAFT LOTTERY HAS A WINNER: IT’S THE SPURS
CHICAGO (AP) Victor Wembanyama is set to follow in the footsteps of David Robinson and Tim Duncan, and the San Antonio Spurs are ready to welcome the French phenom.
It sure seems like an ideal pairing.
The Spurs hit the lottery jackpot on Tuesday, landing the No. 1 pick and the right to draft one of the most highly touted prospects in NBA history.
Not since LeBron James made the jump from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, to the NBA two decades ago has a player come with this much fanfare. At 7-foot-3 and with the ability to shoot like a wing player and pass like a point guard, the 19-year-old Wembanyama is expected to make an immediate impact.
And he had a message for San Antonio.
“I’m trying to win a ring ASAP,” Wembanyama told ESPN after the lottery results. “So be ready.”
It’s the third time the Spurs have won the lottery, and on both previous occasions they made picks that paid off for decades. They chose Robinson in 1987, Duncan in 1997, and those Hall of Fame big men were a major part of how the Spurs became a team that won five NBA titles under coach Gregg Popovich.
“Our future was already bright,” Spurs managing partner Peter J. Holt said. “Now, it’s going to be through the moon.”
General manager Brian Wright called it “an incredible day” for the franchise and the fans.
Charlotte will pick second, Portland moved up to third, and Houston fell to fourth.
“Human nature sets you up to get greedy, so when it was two teams left, yeah, I wanted No. 1, right?” Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak said. “For a second there was a little bit of ‘aw shucks’ but overall to go from four… to two, it’s an incredible stroke of luck.”
But to get the No. 1 pick in a year like this?
“People talk about generational talents and you only think on-court skill, but it’s bigger than that,” Wright said. “Peter talked about his ability to be a great teammate, his ability to think the game, unique challenges. You see him doing things that you wouldn’t have even guessed someone could do – his approach, his professionalism. I think when you use the word generational talent, it extends beyond just your ability to put the ball in the basket. And he’s unique in so many ways.”
The Spurs were 22-60 this season, tied for the second-worst record in the NBA. Popovich and the Spurs have had incredible success with international players in the past – most notably, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, who owns the French team that Wembanyama played for last season.
“He’s an incredible young man,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told ESPN as part of its draft lottery broadcast. “He’s 19 years old and I didn’t take out a yardstick or meter stick or whatever they use in France, but he seemed all of 7-4 to me. … He clearly appears to be a generational talent.”
Wembanyama finished his regular season with Boulogne-Levallois of France’s top pro league earlier Tuesday, his 22-point effort good enough to clinch the league’s scoring title. It was shortly past 2 a.m. Wednesday in Paris when the lottery results were revealed, and Wembanyama was gathered with family and friends for a celebration.
“Can’t really describe it,” Wembanyama said in his interview with ESPN, adding “it’s a really special moment.”
Finally, he knows where his NBA journey will begin. His agents did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press.
“I think the team that has the first choice isn’t going to get it wrong,” said Vincent Collet, Wembanyama’s coach in France and also the coach of the French national team – which Wembanyama is expected to play for this summer at the World Cup and next summer at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Detroit had the worst record in the NBA and was one of the three teams with the best odds of winning. The Pistons wound up falling all the way to fifth, the worst of their possible outcomes.
The rest of the lottery order: Orlando will pick sixth, Indiana seventh, Washington eighth, Utah ninth, Dallas 10th, Orlando (from Chicago as part of an earlier trade) in 11th, Oklahoma City 12th, Toronto 13th, and New Orleans 14th.
Wright said he woke up at 5 a.m. and wished he could have gone back to sleep. He was so anxious he didn’t eat all day. But he did perform his end of a secret handshake he and his 9-year-old son have, hoping it would bring good luck.
Wembanyama is wrapping up his third professional season in France and has been the consensus top pick for months. He wasn’t at the lottery because of his game schedule in France. But many of the other top prospects – Scoot Henderson of the G League Ignite, Brandon Miller of Alabama, twin brothers Amen and Ausar Thompson of the Overtime Elite program – were in the room to watch the lottery results get unveiled and get a little better idea of where they may be heading to start their NBA careers.
76ERS FIRE COACH DOC RIVERS AFTER 3 SEASONS AND 3 SECOND-ROUND EXITS FROM PLAYOFFS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Doc Rivers’ penchant for playoff collapses and second-round exits cost him his coaching job with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers fired Rivers on Tuesday following a third straight exit in the second round of the playoffs, and the second time over that span he lost a series lead and a Game 7.
Rivers led the 76ers to their second straight 50-win season behind NBA MVP Joel Embiid but again failed to lead them to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2001. The Sixers have not won an NBA championship since 1983.
“We’re grateful for all he did in his three seasons here and thank him for the important impact he made on our franchise,” team president Daryl Morey said in a statement. “After having the chance to reflect upon our season, we decided that certain changes are necessary to further our goals of competing for a championship.”
Morey was scheduled to address the decision at a news conference Wednesday.
The 76ers held a 3-2 semifinals series lead against Boston before dropping Game 6 at home and were crushed in Game 7 on the road.
Rivers fell to 6-10 in Game 7s. The 10 defeats are five more than any other NBA coach.
Rivers and the 76ers also lost a decisive Game 7 at home in the second round to Atlanta in 2021 as a No. 1 seed. Embiid endorsed Rivers’ return following Sunday’s loss but James Harden was noncommittal about wanting their coach back.
Rivers had two years left on his contract and was 154-82 in three years with the Sixers. He won the 2008 NBA title as coach of the Boston Celtics.
Asked after the 112-88 thumping in Boston if he expected to be back next year, Rivers said: “Yeah. I think I got two years left. No one is safe in our business and I get that.”
He’s just the latest big name coach fired already during the postseason and the 76ers are sure to have their pick among the best in the game. Nick Nurse (Toronto) and Mike Budenholzer (Milwaukee) have been fired after both won championships since 2019 and former Sixers assistant Monty Williams (who coached Phoenix in the 2021 NBA Finals) also is available.
Rivers took over ahead of the 2020-21 season for Brett Brown, who was fired after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the playoffs.
Rivers himself had just been fired about two weeks after the Los Angeles Clippers wasted a 3-1 series lead and lost to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
He expected to coach a team seemingly on the brink of winning a title. Instead, he was on the bench for one of the worst losses in team history, a franchise-shifting loss to Atlanta in Game 7 that came on the heels of Ben Simmons failing to dunk an uncontested shot, which spiraled into a loss and the end of the All-Star guard’s tenure in Philly. Simmons never played for the 76ers again after Rivers and Embiid failed to publicly back the star guard following the loss, and the relationship soured from there.
Simmons was traded a year later for Harden, who was expected to serve as the missing piece that could get Embiid a championship. Or least into the conference final.
Asked after the Game 7 loss in Boston to describe his relationship with Rivers and if he’d like his coach to return for a fourth season, Harden said “our relationship is OK” and didn’t answer the second part of the question.
Now, it doesn’t matter.
“I thought we had the right group. I really did,” Rivers said.
But one other intriguing potential candidate to keep an eye on is former Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni. D’Antoni coached Harden for four seasons in Houston and they both thrived there working under Morey. Morey has been a staunch Harden defender and worked hard to bring him to the 76ers. With Rivers gone, another reunion could be on the horizon.
Harden, who played the last few months with nagging left Achilles soreness, has a player option of $35.6 million. He was vague on what he might do this summer. But perhaps a reunion with D’Antoni – or, at the very least a coach who knows how to pair Harden-Embiid to their strengths – can entice The Beard to stay. The 76ers are eligible to sign Harden to a $210 million, four-year deal while other teams can’t offer more than $202 million over the same contract length.
Rivers also coached the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Clippers and is 1,097-763 over a career that dates to the 1999-2000 season.
MORANT TAKES ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LATEST VIDEO, AS SILVER EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT
(AP) — Ja Morant spoke out Tuesday night about his latest troubles, three days after the Memphis guard apparently held a firearm again while being broadcast on social media and was suspended by the Grizzlies from all team activities.
He’s also being investigated by the NBA for his actions, two months after the league suspended him for essentially the same thing – displaying a gun on social media.
“I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me,” Morant said in a statement released Tuesday night by his representatives. “This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
His comments came a few hours after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver expressed disappointment over the situation. Silver handed down an eight-game suspension in March; there is no way of knowing yet what penalties Morant may face this time.
“Honestly, I was shocked when I saw, this weekend, that video,” Silver said in a televised interview with ESPN before the draft lottery in Chicago. “We’re in the process of investigating it and we’ll figure out exactly what happened as best as we can. The video’s a bit grainy and all that, but I’m assuming the worst. We’ll figure out exactly what happened there.”
The first video, which cost Morant about $669,000 in forfeited salary, came out in March. The second was captured Saturday night and widely shared online. It was streamed on the Instagram account of Morant associate Davonte Pack, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies have not commented on the specifics of the latest video.
The video streamed by Pack shows Morant briefly appearing to display a handgun. At the very brief moment – maybe less than a second – when Morant is shown holding what appears to be a weapon as he sits in the passenger seat of a vehicle, the livestream had 111 viewers.
“He could have injured, maimed, killed himself, someone else, with an act like that,” Silver said. “And also the acknowledgement that he’s a star. He has an incredibly huge following. And my concern – and I thought he shared with me – that millions if not tens of millions of kids globally would see him as having done something that was celebrating in a way that act of using a firearm in that fashion.”
Morant said in March that he needed to work on himself, and when the season ended a couple weeks ago, he offered similar thoughts.
“Being disciplined on both sides, off the court making better decisions and on the court being locked in even more,” Morant said. “Being a leader of this team, it pretty much starts with me. … I’ve got to be better in that area.”
Morant’s five-year, $194 million max contract is set to begin this coming season. He has deals with Nike and Powerade, though the sports drink company pulled an ad featuring Morant almost immediately after the March video emerged.
This is the third known NBA investigation surrounding Morant and the possible involvement of firearms so far in 2023.
Morant’s actions were investigated after a Jan. 29 incident in Memphis that he said led to Pack banned from Grizzlies’ home games for a year. That incident followed a game against the Indiana Pacers; citing unnamed sources, The Indianapolis Star and USA Today reported that multiple members of the Pacers saw a red dot pointed at them while they were near the loading dock where their bus was located, and The Athletic reported that a Pacers security guard believed the laser was attached to a gun.
The NBA confirmed that unnamed individuals were banned from the arena but said its investigation found no evidence that anyone was threatened with a weapon.
Then came the Denver-area incident in the early hours of March 4, after the Grizzlies played a road game against the Nuggets when Morant started a livestream from inside a strip club while holding a gun. No charges were filed.
Morant and Pack also are involved in a civil lawsuit brought after an incident at Morant’s home last summer, in which a then-17-year-old alleged that they assaulted him. Morant filed a countersuit on April 12, accusing the teen of slander, battery and assault.
WNBA SUSPENDS HAMMON 2 GAMES FOR PLAYER’S ALLEGATION SHE WAS BULLIED FOR BEING PREGNANT
(AP) — The WNBA suspended Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon, one of the league’s marquee figures, for two games Tuesday after former Aces player Dearica Hamby said she had been bullied and manipulated for being pregnant.
Hammon, who in her first season last year led the Aces to the WNBA championship, was suspended without pay after a monthslong investigation into Hamby’s allegations.
The WNBA did not disclose details, but said Hammon violated league and team “respect in the workplace” policies.
The league also rescinded the Aces’ first-round pick in the 2025 draft for a different issue – a violation of league rules regarding impermissible player benefits involving Hamby, who was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks on Jan. 21. It’s the first time in league history that the WNBA has taken a draft pick from a team.
That means Las Vegas may not have a first-round pick for two consecutive seasons. The Aces traded their 2024 pick.
“It is critical that we uphold the values of integrity and fairness, which create a level playing field for our teams,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “The Aces failed to adhere to league rules and regulations and have been disciplined accordingly. We are also disheartened by the violation of our Respect in the Workplace policies and remain committed to ensuring that enhanced training is conducted and standards are followed across all WNBA teams.”
The Aces issued a strongly worded statement that they are “deeply disappointed by the outcome of the WNBA investigation” and said they “stand behind Coach Hammon.”
“We are committed to supporting all our players to the fullest extent allowed by the WNBA,” the Aces’ statement read. “Our actions have always been consistent with our responsibility to hold ourselves to the highest professional standards, and the facts we presented were consistent with these standards. The well-being of our players and their families has and will always be at the forefront of who we are.
“The WNBA’s determinations about Becky Hammon are inconsistent with what we know and love about her. Becky is a caring human being who forges close personal relationships with her players.”
The impermissible benefits were connected to negotiations for an extension of Hamby’s contract. She had signed a two-year extension with the Aces last June before she was traded.
After she was traded, Hamby posted on Instagram: “Being traded is a part of the business. Being lied to, bullied, manipulated, and discriminated against is not.”
Hamby told reporters after practice on Tuesday that she didn’t “have much to say about it. I want to move forward and focus on where I am today. I’m healthy and happy, my son is healthy and I’ll be playing basketball this season. Focus on moving forward. This part of it is over. Me and the union will continue to explore our options.”
The players’ union had pushed for an inquiry into whether Hamby’s rights under the league’s 2020 labor agreement were violated, as well as state and federal laws. The league investigation included interviews with 33 people and a review of texts, emails and other documents.
The union was not pleased with the penalties handed down, feeling they should have been harsher.
“The league had an opportunity to send a clear message that it abides by and protects the provisions of the CBA, particularly those that we were most proud of – the provisions meant to support player parents,” the union said in a statement. “Today’s decision regarding penalties, however, misses the mark. Where in this decision does this team or any other team across the league learn the lesson that respect in the workplace is the highest standard and a player’s dignity cannot be manipulated?”
Hammon, who spent eight seasons as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, is considered one of the rising stars in the basketball coaching world. She has been linked to the vacant Toronto Raptors job.
She became the first woman to assume the head duties in an NBA game when Gregg Popovich was ejected during a December 2020 game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Hammon also coached the Spurs to the 2015 NBA Summer League title.
She will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August. She was a six-time WNBA All-Star and became the seventh player to eclipse 5,000 career points.
The Aces open the season on Saturday at Seattle before playing at Los Angeles against Hamby and the Sparks on May 25. Las Vegas and New York are the clear favorites to win the title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: JORGE SOLER’S WALK-OFF HR PUSHES MARLINS PAST NATS
Jorge Soler hit a two-out, two-strike walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins rallied to defeat the visiting Washington Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Trailing 4-2 with two outs and none on in the ninth, Garrett Cooper doubled and scored on Luis Arraez’s single. On a 3-2 pitch, Soler belted a 99-mph fastball from reliever Hunter Harvey (2-1). The exit velocity was 111 mph, and the ball traveled 405 feet to left as the Marlins improved to 13-1 this year in one-run games.
Arraez, Bryan De La Cruz, and Jean Segura each had two hits for the Marlins. The Nationals got a solo homer from Lane Thomas and a 3-for-3 performance by Jeimer Candelario.
Washington’s Josiah Gray threw 104 pitches in seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out five. Miami’s Jesus Luzardo, who threw 93 pitches in six innings, allowed one run and struck out seven. Reliever Andrew Nardi (3-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
Athletics 9, Diamondbacks 8 (12 innings)
Esteury Ruiz’s line drive short-hopped off the glove of Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed for a walk-off single in the 12th inning, allowing host Oakland to snatch an interleague win.
The A’s were still in the contest in large part due to a game-tying grand slam from Ryan Noda five innings earlier. Oakland’s sixth pitcher, Austin Pruitt (1-1), worked three hitless, scoreless innings to earn the win.
Seeking a fifth straight win, the Diamondbacks used a four-run fifth and two-run seventh to take an 8-4 lead. Diamondbacks starter Tommy Henry left with a 6-4 lead after pitching 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out four.
Rays 8, Mets 5
Isaac Paredes hit two homers as visiting Tampa Bay spoiled Justin Verlander’s home debut for New York.
Paredes tied his career high with five RBIs as the Rays improved to 4-4 on a season-high, 10-game road trip. Yonny Chirinos (2-1) allowed three runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Verlander (1-2) gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings. Brett Baty and Pete Alonso homered for the Mets, who fell to 5-11 this month.
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3
Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and visiting New York defeated Toronto.
Judge has three home runs to help the Yankees take the first two games of the four-game series. New York’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa added a solo home run. Yankees right-hander Domingo German pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts before being ejected by plate umpire James Hoye after an inspection for illegal substances.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo shot for Toronto. Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman allowed three runs (two earned), five hits and two walks while striking out 10 in seven innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left the game in the ninth inning with right knee discomfort.
Orioles 7, Angels 3
Ryan Mountcastle came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and Dean Kremer pitched 5 2/3 strong innings to lead Baltimore past visiting Los Angeles.
Mountcastle, who also doubled, pinch-hit for designated hitter Ryan O’Hearn after the latter hit a solo homer in his only at-bat of the game in the second inning. Kremer (5-1) allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks before turning it over to the bullpen, which allowed just two hits over the final 3 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles’ Chase Silseth (0-1) — a reliever making his first start of the season — allowed four runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. The Angels lost for the fifth time in their past seven games.
Tigers 4, Pirates 0
Michael Lorenzen pitched six strong innings and host Detroit defeated slumping Pittsburgh.
Lorenzen (2-2) struck out a season-high seven batters while allowing five hits and two walks. Riley Greene had three hits and scored a run, while Spencer Torkelson supplied two doubles, a run and an RBI for Detroit.
Pirates starter Luis Ortiz (0-2) allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits in three-plus innings. He also walked four batters and threw a wild pitch. Pittsburgh has lost 12 of its last 14 games while scoring just 22 runs during that stretch.
Red Sox 9, Mariners 4
Justin Turner, Triston Casas and Jarren Duran all homered as Boston earned a win over visiting Seattle.
Turner and Duran each had two hits and two RBIs as part of an 11-hit attack for Boston, which ended a four-game skid. Leadoff hitter Alex Verdugo and Masataka Yoshida also logged two hits apiece. Verdugo scored three runs and Yoshida drove in three with the help of a double and a triple. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (3-3) allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Teoscar Hernandez and Taylor Trammell each drove in two runs for the Mariners. Seattle starter Luis Castillo (2-2) allowed a season-high seven runs (five earned) on six hits over five innings.
Brewers 3, Cardinals 2
Visiting Milwaukee lost starting pitcher Wade Miley in the second inning but nonetheless defeated St. Louis behind home runs by Joey Wiemer and Brian Anderson.
Miley exited the game with two outs in the second inning with what the team called a lat strain. He allowed one run on one hit — Nolan Arenado’s home run leading off the second. Relievers Elvis Peguero and Hoby Milner followed Miley, and each pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Joel Payamps (2-0) blanked the Cardinals for 1 2/3 innings, then Peter Strzelecki got four outs.
Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (2-6) allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Brendan Donovan had an RBI single for St. Louis.
Rangers 7, Braves 4
Dane Dunning turned in another terrific start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom, Adolis Garcia ripped a two-run homer and Texas held on to beat Atlanta in Arlington, Texas.
Dunning (4-0), who moved into the Rangers’ rotation after deGrom landed on the injured list in late April, allowed one run on six hits while hitting one batter and striking out four over six innings. Over his three starts in place of deGrom, Dunning has given up three runs in 17 innings.
Braves starter Jared Shuster (0-2), who opened the season in the Braves’ rotation before being sent to Triple-A, gave up three runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts over a career-high five innings. Texas catcher Jonah Heim extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
Astros 7, Cubs 3
Yordan Alvarez extended his career-long hitting streak with an RBI double that ignited a four-run fourth inning, leading host Houston to an interleague victory over Chicago.
Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs while extending his hitting streak to 13 games and his on-base streak to 36 games, the latter extending his franchise mark to start a season. He helped the Astros hand Cubs left-hander Justin Steele (6-1) his worst outing of the season (five runs on five hits and one walk with eight strikeouts over six innings).
Houston right-hander Cristian Javier (4-1) had no such issues. He did allow Cubs first baseman Matt Mervis’ first career homer, but allowed only three other runners to reach, none getting beyond first base. Javier allowed one run on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings.
White Sox 8, Guardians 3
Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger homered in a six-run fifth inning that helped Chicago earn a win against visiting Cleveland in the opener of their three-game series.
Yasmani Grandal had three hits and Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Andrew Vaughn, Hanser Alberto and Burger each had two for the White Sox, who had lost four of five. White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn (2-5) allowed three runs (one earned) and seven hits in seven-plus innings.
Guardians starter Shane Bieber (3-2) was tagged for six runs (five earned) and a career-high 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Will Brennan had two hits, Steven Kwan had two RBIs and Myles Straw scored two runs for Cleveland.
Reds 3, Rockies 1
Nick Senzel belted a go-ahead, two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to fuel Cincinnati to a win over Colorado in Denver.
Matt McLain added an RBI single in the eighth inning and Jake Fraley had two hits for the Reds, who snapped a two-game skid and evened the three-game series at one win apiece. The late offense made a winner out of Derek Law (3-4), who struck out one batter and allowed one hit in one-third of an inning of relief.
Ezequiel Tovar belted a solo homer in the sixth inning for the Rockies, who mustered just four hits en route to losing for just the fifth time in their last 15 games. Peter Lambert (0-1) gave up Senzel’s home run and took the loss after surrendering two runs on two hits in two innings.
Royals 5, Padres 4
Salvador Perez capped a five-run second inning with a two-run double, and visiting Kansas City held on to defeat San Diego to even the interleague series at a win apiece.
San Diego’s bullpen held the Royals scoreless over the final seven innings while the Padres drew close with two runs in the fifth and two in the sixth. The win halted a four-game losing streak for the Royals. Right-hander Brady Singer (3-4) gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings to earn the win for the Royals.
Padres starter Seth Lugo gave up five runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in just two innings to take the loss and fall to 3-3.
Giants 4, Phillies 3
Michael Conforto had three hits and an RBI and LaMonte Wade Jr. added two hits and an RBI to lift host San Francisco past Philadelphia.
Blake Sabol contributed two hits, while Joey Bart hit an RBI double and Thairo Estrada chipped in with an RBI single for the Giants. San Francisco starter Alex Cobb lasted only 3 1/3 innings and allowed five hits and two runs with a season-high five walks and three strikeouts. Taylor Rogers (1-2) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (3-3) gave up nine hits and four runs in six innings. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and two stolen bases but struck out to end the game. Kody Clemens added two hits for the Phillies, who have dropped three in a row.
Twins 5, Dodgers 1
Kyle Farmer homered and drove in three runs, Bailey Ober went six solid innings and visiting Minnesota ended Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak.
Ober (3-0) gave up one run on six hits over six innings on a career-high 102 pitches as the Twins won for the fifth time in seven games.
Taking the mound three days after the death of his mother, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (6-3) gave up two runs on seven hits over a season-low four innings.
GERMÁN EJECTED, JUDGE BOOED AS CHEATING ALLEGATIONS SWIRL AROUND YANKEES
TORONTO (AP) Domingo Germán’s hand was coated with something tackier than rosin, umpire James Hoye said after ejecting the New York Yankees pitcher for violating Major League Baseball’s rules on sticky substances.
“The instant I looked at his hand, it was extremely shiny and extremely sticky,” the crew chief told a pool reporter after the Yankees beat Toronto 6-3 on Tuesday night. “It’s the stickiest hand I’ve ever felt. My fingers had a hard time coming off his palm.”
Germán denied Hoye’s accusation, saying he didn’t have anything on his hand other than rosin.
“It was definitely just the rosin bag,” Germán said through a translator. “It was sweat and the rosin bag. I don’t need any extra help to grab the baseball.”
Germán’s ejection, likely to trigger a 10-game suspension, was the fourth since Major League Baseball started its crackdown on prohibited grip aids two years ago and the second this season. It occurred during the second game of an increasingly acrimonious series between AL East rivals.
“Not ideal, but nothing has been ideal about the start of this season,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
Germán retired his first nine batters when his hands were examined by first base umpire D.J. Reyburn as the pitcher headed to the mound for the bottom of the fourth. Other umpires came over along with Boone, and Germán was ejected by Hoye, who was working the plate.
If suspended, Germán cannot be replaced on the roster and the Yankees would be forced to play with 25 men instead of 26.
“I’ve got to apologize to my teammates and my team,” Germán said. “I’m putting them in a tough position right now.”
His fastball spin rate averaged 2,591 revolutions per minute, up from a season average of 2,527. His curveball rate was 2,711, an increase from 2,685.
Hoye’s crew examined the 30-year-old right-hander during an April 15 start against Minnesota, when Germán retired his first 16 batters, but allowed him to stay in that game. Hoye had asked Germán to wash rosin off his hand and some had remained on the pitcher’s pinkie finger.
“The reality is we should all have a very good idea what the line is,” Boone said. ”Apparently Domingo crossed it tonight.”
Mets pitcher Max Scherzer was suspended for sticky stuff on April 20, and Seattle’s Héctor Santiago and Arizona’s Caleb Smith were suspended in 2021.
Germán was replaced by Ian Hamilton, who was removed after five batters and 27 pitches because of right groin tightness.
“I think he’s going to be down a little bit,” Boone said.
Aaron Judge was booed during his first two at-bats following allegations of sign stealing Monday. After Judge struck out in the third inning , there was a brief shouting match between Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker and Yankees third base coach Luis Rojas. Walker went to the outfield end of the dugout,, yelling and gesturing at Rojas, a former Mets manager.
Before batting practice, Judge said he doesn’t appreciate being branded a potential cheater after he took a sideways peek before hitting a 462-foot home run in Monday’s 7-4 win.
“I’ve got some choice words about that, but I’m just going to keep that off the record,” Judge said.
Across the diamond, Blue Jays manager John Schneider said his team spoke to Major League Baseball about the positioning of New York’s base coaches.
“There’s boxes on the field for a reason,’ Schneider said.
The commissioner’s office said it was aware of Monday’s situation and will be paying attention to it, Toronto’s second-year manager said.
Boone said his team also had been in touch with MLB.
“Our understanding is that there will not be any kind of investigation because nothing that went on last night was against the rules,” Boone said.
Houston was penalized for using prohibited electronics to steal signs en route to the 2017 World Series title. There is no rule prohibiting players and coaches from studying opponents with eyes in search of a sign flashed too openly, or for individual tendencies and tells.
Judge said he was upset at the suggestion he was benefitting from sign stealing after the Toronto television broadcast picked up his sideways glance during his eighth inning at-bat against right-hander Jay Jackson.
“I’m not happy about it, but people can say what they want,” Judge said. “I’ve still got a game to play, I’ve got things I’ve got to do. I told you guys what happened and everybody else can make their own story about it if they want.”
Schneider said it’s up to his players to make sure they don’t inadvertently give away pitch locations or signs.
“What’s fair is fair, I think, and if our guys are giving stuff away, we have to be better at that,” Schneider said. “If things are being picked up from people that aren’t in places they should be, that’s where I think the line should be drawn.”
Schneider was then asked whether he was specifically concerned about where opposing base coaches stand.
“Every team kind of has their guard up on that,” Schneider said. “It’s easy to look at a runner at second when you’re hitting, tough to look into the dugout. Probably a little bit easier to look at a coach. There’s boxes on the field for a reason. When it’s a glaring 30 feet where you’re not in that spot, you kind of put two and two together a little bit.”
After Monday’s game, Judge said he looked into his dugout to see which of his teammates was disrupting his at-bat by yelling at plate umpire Clint Vondrak, who had just ejected Boone for arguing a low strike call to Judge.
Schneider said he didn’t think much of Judge’s explanation.
“I’m not in the business of buying post-game media,” Schneider said. “It’s a really accomplished hitter who won the MVP last year. I know that he means nothing but business and wants to win. I just found it a little funny that he was worrying about his dugout while he was in the batter’s box.”
ARIZONA COYOTES’ BID FOR NEW ARENA APPEARS TO BE REJECTED BY VOTERS
(AP) — The Arizona Coyotes’ bid for a new arena appears to be dead.
In the first release of results from Tuesday’s referendum, voters in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe were strongly against three propositions to build a $2.3 billion entertainment district that would include a new arena for the Coyotes.
Opposition to the three propositions had a double-digit lead over those in favor, with only ballots dropped off Tuesday left to count.
“The National Hockey League is terribly disappointed by the results of the public referendum regarding the Coyotes’ arena project in Tempe,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We are going to review with the Coyotes what the options might be going forward.”
The vote took place after the city of Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport expressed concerns about residences that were part of the project in a high-noise area under the airport’s flight path.
The Coyotes had hoped a new arena in Tempe would finally allow the franchise to settle down after playing in three different venues since moving to Arizona.
Now it appears the franchise has to search for a new home – again.
“We are very disappointed Tempe voters did not approve Propositions 301, 302, and 303,” the Coyotes said. “As Tempe Mayor Corey Woods said, it was the best sports deal in Arizona history. The Coyotes wish to thank everyone who supported our efforts and voted yes.”
The team shared a downtown Phoenix arena with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns after relocating from Winnipeg in 1996, then moved to Glendale’s Gila River Arena in 2003. But the Coyotes had a troubled tenure in the Phoenix suburb.
Then-owner Jerry Moyes took the Coyotes into bankruptcy in 2009 and Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie put in a bid to purchase the team with the intention of moving it to Hamilton, Ontario.
The NHL, wanting to keep the team in Arizona, put in a counter bid and a Phoenix judge ruled the team could not be sold to Balsillie to circumvent the NHL’s relocation rules.
The league ran the Coyotes for four seasons and the financial constraints took a toll, leading in part to a seven-year playoff drought.
A new ownership group brought new hope in 2013 but turmoil surfaced again in 2015, when the city of Glendale backed out of a long-term, multimillion-dollar lease agreement. The Coyotes leased the arena on an annual basis until Glendale announced it was terminating the contract after the 2021-22 season.
The franchise found a temporary solution, working out a deal to share Arizona State’s Mullett Arena for three seasons. The Mullett has a capacity of 5,000 and is by far the smallest home arena in the NHL.
The Coyotes submitted a bid to buy a tract of land in Tempe, and the Tempe City Council voted to begin negotiating on a new entertainment district. The City Council later voted to send the project to a public vote.
The Coyotes thought they were in good standing with the city of Phoenix and Sky Harbor before a legal filing in March sought to rescind Tempe’s recent zoning and land-use changes. It also asked to prohibit future residential considerations in an area the FAA says is incompatible with residential development due to its positioning under Sky Harbor flight paths.
The Coyotes countered by filing a $2.3 billion notice of claim against the city of Phoenix for alleged breach of contract.
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COLTS SIGN WR JOSH DOWNS
The Colts on Tuesday signed 2023 third-round pick Josh Downs.
Downs, the No. 79 overall selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, caught 202 passes for 2,483 yards with 22 touchdowns over three collegiate seasons at North Carolina. Downs earned first-team All-ACC honors in 2021 (101 receptions, 1,335 yards, 8 touchdowns) and 2022 (94 receptions, 1,029 yards, 11 touchdowns) and led the ACC in catches in both of those seasons. Downs’ 101 receptions in 2021 set a North Carolina record.
The 5-foot-10, 175 pound Downs is the son of former New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons running back Gary Downs, and is the nephew of two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Dre’ Bly, who played for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, Broncos and San Francisco 49ers from 1999-2009.
The Colts previously signed seven draft picks: CB Darius Rush (South Carolina), S Daniel Scott (California), TE Will Mallory (Miami), RB Evan Hull (Northwestern), DE Titus Leo (Wagner), CB Jaylon Jones (Texas A&M) and T Jake Witt (Northern Michigan).
INDIANAPOLIS – Behind a trio of home runs and lights-out pitching by Quinn Priester, the Indianapolis Indians defeated the Iowa Cubs in their series opener at Victory Field on Tuesday night, 9-1.
Priester (W, 4-3) spun a career-high tying 7.0 one-run innings to record his third consecutive quality-start win. With just one walk to nine punchouts, Pittsburgh’s No. 4 prospect according to MLB Pipeline matched his season high in strikeouts first set on April 15 vs. St. Paul.
To back Priester’s gem, the Indians (19-20) got on the board early and often. Endy Rodríguez, Priester’s batterymate, launched his fourth home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning. The next two Indianapolis runs also came via the long ball, with Nick Gonzales and Canaan Smith-Njigba going back-to-back in the third. The home run parade marked the first time this season the Indians have hit at least three home runs in a home game, all of which came from the first three batters in the lineup.
A four-run fourth inning for the Indians put the game even further out of reach. With two outs and one run already in on a Vinny Capra sacrifice fly, Gonzales roped a two-run double to left field. Smith-Njigba then capped the scoring with his own RBI single.
Iowa (22-15) got on the board via a run-scoring double play in the seventh, but the Indians continued their outpouring to extend the lead to eight runs with a two-run single by Capra in their last offensive frame.
I-Cubs starter Ben Brown (L, 1-1) was tagged for seven runs on as many hits through 4.0 innings. For the Indians, major league rehabber Rob Zastryzny and Angel Perdomo closed out the game in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
The Indians and I-Cubs will face off again on Wednesday afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Osvaldo Bido (2-2, 3.68) will toe the rubber for Indy against RHP Caleb Kilian (2-0, 5.48).
The Pacers didn’t move up in the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery, but they didn’t move down either. Indiana stayed right where it was in the pre-lottery odds, ending up slotting seventh in the 2023 NBA Draft.
The San Antonio Spurs won the number one pick in this year’s lottery, the first time San Antonio has drafted first overall since taking Tim Duncan in 1997. The Pacers still have never had the number one pick.
After not picking in the top 10 of the NBA Draft from 1989-2021, the Pacers will now pick in the top seven for the second straight season. Indiana used the sixth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft to select Bennedict Mathurin, who was named to the All-Rookie first team after a stellar debut season.
Pacers All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton represented Indiana on the stage at this year’s lottery, which didn’t have any real upheaval until the top five picks. The teams sixth through 14th in the pre-lottery odds stayed where they were, but Detroit — which entered the lottery tied with Houston and San Antonio for the top odds of landing the number one pick — slipped to fifth.
Houston finished fourth in the lottery, Portland will draft third, Charlotte second, and the Spurs first.
“It was cool,” Haliburton said of representing Indiana on the lottery telecast. “They came to me kind of towards the end of the season, asked me if I’d do it. Just good to be here. I’ve always wanted to be involved in something like this. Hopefully I don’t have too many of these in my future.”
Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard was in the sequestered room where the actual lottery drawing took place. Pritchard said the Pacers were very close to having the four-number combination that won the first pick, but the final ping pong ball didn’t bounce their way.
“We hit the first three out of four numbers,” Pritchard said. “We had a chance. My heart was racing. I was pretty excited, but we didn’t get the last number. That went to San Antonio.”
The Pacers own two additional picks in the first round of this year’s draft — the 26th and 29th overall selections. Indiana also has two second round picks — the 32nd and 55th overall picks. San Antonio finishing ahead of Houston in the lottery was fortuitous for the Pacers because it meant Indiana received the 32nd pick instead of the 50th thanks to a complicated series of trade protections.
INDY ELEVEN SOCCER
TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, May 16, 2023) – Indy Eleven today announced its commitment to the USL Super League, a new professional women’s soccer league kicking off in August 2024. The Eleven will join an initial group of 10-12 markets as pioneering members of this first division league in women’s soccer.
“I could not be more excited to bring the USL Super League to Indiana,” Indy Eleven Founder and Chairman Ersal Ozdemir said. “Our focus and commitment to women’s soccer was part of our vision and mission from day one. To create opportunities for girls and women in soccer is so important and we have been driven to, not only, provide those opportunities but to do so at the highest level. The USL Super League launching as a First Division, Top Tier, Elite major league puts it on par with the top levels of soccer across the globe. Our national team consistently dominates on the world stage, and we are invested in solidifying the foundation of soccer in the United States and in Indiana to make sure we continue to develop next level talent. I’m thrilled to have Indy Eleven play such an important part of this growth.”
Indy Eleven has quickly established itself as a success in developing talent in women’s soccer, as its USL W League team went undefeated with a 10-0-2 record in its inaugural regular season. While continuing to cultivate a pathway to the pros through Academy operations, the W League and now the USL Super League, Indy Eleven has made a commitment to the future of girls’ and women’s soccer.
“This is a total team effort,” stated Greg Stremlaw, Indy Eleven President & CEO. “From the vision of our ownership, the work in our front office and to the incredible support of our fans, we have not wavered in our dedication to growing the women’s game. The USL Super League launching on the doorstep of Eleven Park has all the stars aligning.” Stremlaw, who was also the 2022 W League executive of the year added, “The premiere of an elite level, top tier women’s pro league launching at the same time we are breaking ground on an elite level top tier stadium is more than fate and coincidence. It’s what happens when great ideas and hard work hit the calendar at the same time. We have been a proud partner with the USL at the Academy, W League and Championship level for a number of years and we share a passion and desire to grow the women’s game.”
The USL Super League will be governed by U.S. Soccer’s Division One sanctioning process and launch as a first division league, with the goal of addressing the opportunity gap between men’s and women’s professional soccer in the United States and building on the success of the world class U.S. Women’s National Team to help grow talent and contribute to this success.
The league offers a new pathway from youth to professional soccer, playing on the international calendar, “fall-to-summer”, to best provide the league’s players, coaches, referees, and front office employees with the best opportunities to succeed at the highest level.
“Growing up playing soccer in Indiana was lifechanging for me and my teammates. The dream of playing professionally was a fire that burned inside all of us and the path to get there was a difficult one… But there was a path,” Sporting Director, Academy and W League Operations, Phil Presser said. “For the girls and young women aspiring to chase this same dream there was no clear path to pro. Until now. The commitment from Indy Eleven to join the top level of professional women’s soccer in the country just created the direct path from youth player to pro player.”
The league has plans to announce additional markets that will take part in the inaugural season, as well as markets included for future expansion.
Initial Markets for Inaugural 2024 Season:
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
Tampa Bay, Fla.
Initial Markets for Subsequent Seasons (Pending completion of a stadium project):
The league has established partnerships with several leading global agencies to drive media and commercial interests.
As part of its partnership sales initiative, the league has paired with Legends, a leading global premium experiences company which has proven relationships with clubs such as FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Manchester City FC, Real Madrid CF and U.S. Soccer, among others.
The USL Super League’s media rights sales process will be managed by Octagon, while sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE will assist in international media distribution for television and digital platforms as well as sports betting streaming and data partnerships on the global level.
USL CEO Alec Papadakis
“Today marks a major milestone for the United Soccer League as we take another step in building an integrated women’s soccer network unlike any other. Our aim is to make the USL Super League globally recognized and admired for its financial stability, operational excellence, community building and high-level competition. We are establishing and growing our national footprint while ensuring that all our teams are owners or primary tenants of a soccer stadium. We are aligning our calendar and roster rules with the global game.”
USL Super League President Amanda Vandervort
“We’re excited to share the initial group of USL Super League markets that will bring professional women’s soccer closer to home for fans and players across America. Our aim is to significantly expand opportunities in women’s soccer through strategic growth, build a pathway that connects talent with opportunity, and engage communities by celebrating a universal passion for the game expressed through local culture.”
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With its 26th victory at Bart Kaufman Field, the Indiana baseball team wrapped up the home schedule with a 6-2 victory over Evansville on Tuesday (May 16). The 26 wins rank No. 2 in program history for a home season, with the 32 victories from 1985 leading the way. The win total is the highest in Bart Kaufman Field history.
The early lead went to Indiana (39-14) with two runs in the second inning, before Evansville (32-20) got one run back in the top of the third inning. IU scored one in the third and two in the sixth to build a 5-1 advantage. After the Purple Aces got one run back in the top of the seventh, the Hoosiers scored a single run in the bottom of the frame.
Three Hoosiers produced multi-hit games, led by freshman Tyler Cerny’s three-hit night with one RBI. Redshirt junior Bobby Whalen had a pair of hits with two runs scored. His one RBI came on a solo home run, his second of the year. Sophomore Brock Tibbitts was 2-for4 with one RBI against Evansville.
Senior Hunter Jessee produced the only IU multi-RBI game with a pair of runs driven in. He doubled to score one and used a sacrifice fly to push the second run across. Sophomore Josh Pyne added a double and one run scored.
Freshman Ethan Phillips (4-0) made the start and threw four innings with one run allowed on four hits. He walked three and struck out one to earn the win. Graduate Student Wes Burton tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts, before sophomore Luke Hayden (1) finished off the game.
Hayden tossed the final four innings and allowed one run on three hits to earn his first career save. He walked two and struck out five batters.
Eric Roberts led Evansville with a 3-for-4 night at the plate and two RBIs. He hit a pair of solo home runs to bring his season total to 19. Tyler Denu (4-4) took the loss on the mound with three runs – two earned – allowed on five hits with three strikeouts.
A one-out hit-by-pitch for Carter Mathison was followed by a double from Josh Pyne. Hunter Jessee opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly and Pyne scored on an error following a Tyler Cerny single.
Indiana 2, Evansville 0
Eric Roberts hit a one-out solo home run to right field.
Indiana 2, Evansville 1
Bobby Whalen hit a solo home run with one out.
Indiana 3, Evansville 1
Back-to-back two-out hits scored runs, as Mathison earned a one-out walk and came around to score on a Jessee double. Cerny drove in Jessee with a base hit.
Indiana 5, Evansville 1
Another one-out home run from Roberts accounted for the lone run.
Indiana 5, Evansville 2
Three straight batters reached base with one out, capped by an RBI single from Brock Tibbitts.
Indiana 6, Evansville 2
Indiana will hit the road for the final regular season series of the season at Michigan State The series opener will throw the first pitch at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. All three games of the series will air on the Big Ten Network the Indiana Sports Radio Network
INDIANA MEN’S GOLF
AUBURN, Ala. –––– The Indiana Men’s Golf team played a strong round, shooting a 291 (+3) on day two of the NCAA Regional. The Hoosiers are in sixth place at the Auburn University Club after 18 holes of play on Tuesday.
2023 NCAA Auburn Regional • Auburn, Ala.
Auburn University Club
Par 72 • 7,591 yards
Live Scoring via GolfStat
Tournament Central Page
Team Standings: 6th/13 – 588 (297-291; +12)
Top Indiana Player: Drew Salyers – 140 (72-68; -4)
• Junior Drew Salyers played a fantastic round, working his way into a tie for fourth place while shooting a 68 on day two. Salyers birdied or shot for par on 17 of the 18 holes today. He only recorded a bogey once.
• Fifth-year senior Mitch Davis birdied four times today, twice on the front nine and back nine.
• Fifth-year senior Thomas Hursey birdied three times through the front nine holes.
• Senior Noah Gillard shot for par or better on 12 holes today.
• Senior Eric Berggren shot for par six times in the back nine holes.
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-4. Drew Salyers – 140 (72-68; -4)
t-19. Mitch Davis – 147 (74-73; +3)
t-30. Thomas Hursey – 149 (76-73; +5)
t-41. Noah Gillard – 152 (75-77; +8)
S. Eric Berggren – 80 (NA-80; +8)
FROM THE MAYER
“We were very resilient today and handled adversity well,” head coach Mike Mayer said of the team’s day two performance. “Drew Salyers was simply outstanding. We are in position and ready for tomorrow’s challenge.”
Indiana will be back in action for the final day of competition tomorrow morning with all five Hoosiers teeing off between 8:30 and 9:14 a.m. ET. The Hoosiers are paired with Vanderbilt and Ohio State.
PURDUE MEN’S GOLF
SALEM, S.C. – The Purdue men’s golf team could get nothing going in the second round of the NCAA Clemson Regional, slipping to 12th after 36 holes.
The Boilermakers tallied an 8-over par 296 for a 36-hole total of 3-over par 579 (283-296) to fall three places entering tomorrow’s final round. The top five finishers will advance to the NCAA National Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona, late next week.
Arkansas leads at 39-under par and is followed by Georgia Tech (-32), North Carolina and New Mexico (-25) and Northern Illinois (-23) in fifth place. Georgia Southern (-18), Clemson (-16) and Texas A&M and San Diego State are within shouting distance (-12).
Highlights were few and far between for the Boilermakers, but Peyton Snoeberger supplied some fireworks late in the round. Playing the 202-yard, par-3 5th hole, Snoeberger recorded the first hole-in-one of his career, using a 6-iron. The ball landed on top of a ridge in the center of the green that trickled to the hole before disappearing.
However, Purdue managed just nine birdies on the day and is last in the field with 29 birdies through the first two rounds. Purdue has played the par-5’s in just 3-under par, the 13th-best score in the field out of 14 teams.
Herman Sekne leads Purdue in 27th place at 3-under par 141. He has now recorded 17 rounds this season of even- or under-par (in 28 rounds), good for eighth in a season in school history.
Nels Surtani is tied for 45th at even-par 144 (69-75), Nick Dentino (71-76) and Peyton Snoeberger (74-73) are tied for 57th at 3-over par 147. Kent Hsiao is 71st at 12-over par 156 (74-82).
The Boilermakers will play the final round on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. ET, off hole No. 10, while being paired with Middle Tennessee State and Furman.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – USA Volleyball announced its 30-player Women’s National Team roster for the 2023 Volleyball Nations League (VNL), which includes Purdue alums Danielle Cuttino (2014-17), Annie Drews (2012-15) and Ashley Evans (2013-2017).
The trio returns to their roots as teammates, having all played together for Purdue in 2014 and 2015.
The nod marks the first time Evans has been selected for the VNL roster, while Cuttino makes her return to the team’s VNL lineup and Drews, a member of the 2021 Olympic gold medal-winning team, dawns the red, white and blue once more.
The U.S. are the reigning Olympic champions and ranked No. 4 in the world.
Volleyball Nations League is the world’s premier annual international indoor volleyball tournament. The top 16 teams in the world play four matches a week for three weeks of preliminary competition. The top eight teams at the end of the preliminaries will go to the Final Round, which will be hosted by the United States this year from July 12-16 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. With its hosting status, the U.S. automatically qualifies.
Fourteen players from the roster of 30 will be selected to travel to each week’s preliminary round matches.
Purdue’s three sections tie as second-most among Big Ten programs (Penn State 5, Nebraska 3, Wisconsin 3).
The announcement marks the second time this month Boilermakers were named to a U.S. national team roster. Earlier in May, current student-athletes Chloe Chicoine, Raven Colvin and Eva Hudson were named to the U21 NORCECA Pan American Cup roster. They are currently at the Anaheim National Training Center in California as part of an 18-member team, with 12 continuing on to Mexico for the Pan Am Cup taking place May 23-28 in Mexico.
PURDUE SWIMMING AND DIVING
Purdue Divers at the USA Diving NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 24
Synchro Events Thursday & Friday at 10 a.m.
Individual Events Sunday to Wednesday – Prelims at 10 a.m., Finals at Noon
The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park / Morgantown, West Virginia
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue will be well represented among the nation’s best with seven Boilermakers competing in the 3-meter and 10-meter events as the USA Diving National Championships returns as a spring showcase from a four-year hiatus.
Action is set for Thursday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 24 at West Virginia’s The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park. Purdue’s representatives are not slated to compete on Saturday. WVU’s facility also hosted the USA Diving Winter Nationals in December. In the 10-meter events, Jordan Rzepka won gold and Daryn Wright claimed bronze.
The USA Diving National Championships is being held in May for the first time since 2019. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June 2021 was the last senior nationals meet held in the late spring.
The weeklong national showcase will serve as USA Diving’s qualifier for the World Aquatics Championships (July 14-30 in Fukuoka, Japan) and Pan American Games (Oct. 20-Nov. 5 in Santiago, Chile). The World Championships will be the first opportunity for countries to secure quota spots for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Scores are cumulative across the semifinals and finals (prelims and finals for synchro), resetting to zero for those that advance from the preliminary round. In the individual events, the top 18 advance to the semifinals and top 12 to the finals.
BOILERMAKERS AT THE 2023 USA DIVING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Greg Duncan (Alum) – 3-Meter, 3-Meter Synchro (with Tyler Downs)
• Steele Johnson (Alum) – 10-Meter Synchro (with Tyler Downs)
• Brandon Loschiavo (Alum) – 10-Meter, 10-Meter Synchro (with Rzepka)
• Sophie McAfee – 10-Meter
• Maxwell Miller (NLI Signee) – 3-Meter, 3-Meter Synchro (with Jacob Jones)
• Jordan Rzepka – 10-Meter, 10-Meter Synchro (with Loschiavo)
• Daryn Wright – 10-Meter
Olympian and five-time NCAA champion Steele Johnson is slated to compete for the first time since reinjuring his foot in the 3-meter synchro semifinal at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials two years ago. He’s entered in 10-meter synchro and has not competed from the tower since the 2019 USA Diving Winter Nationals.
Brandon Loschiavo’s victory on 10-meter headlined Purdue’s week at the 2019 USA Diving National Championships the last time the meet was held. He went on to win on the tower again two years later to become an Olympian. Johnson joined Loschiavo on the podium in both 10-meter events four years ago, winning silver in synchro and bronze individually. Sophie McAfee, Daryn Wright and Jordan Rzepka all competed – and were finalists – at nationals in May 2019 long before enrolling at Purdue. Incoming Boilermaker Maxwell Miller also competed on the springboards as a 13-year-old.
BOILERMAKERS AT THE WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• Purdue has been well represented at the last two World Aquatics Championships. Including high divers, the Boilermakers had six divers go to South Korea in 2019. Five different Purdue divers earned trips to Hungary for the World Championships last summer.
• 2019 Qualifiers: David Boudia, Ben Bramely, Steele Johnson, Brandon Loschiavo, Steven LoBue, David Colturi
• 2022 Qualifiers: Greg Duncan, Jordan Rzepka, Maggie Merriman, Maycey Vieta, Daryn Wright
NOTABLES SINCE THE 2022 WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
• In August, Sophie McAfee won silver on 10-meter at USA Diving’s U.S. Open in Texas. Brandon Loschiavo and Jordan Rzepka also debuted as a 10-meter synchro team and finished as the runner-up in the two-team event.
• In October, Greg Duncan won silver in 3-meter synchro and Loschiavo claimed bronze on 10-meter at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup in Berlin.
• In December, Rzepka ripped a 100-point dive in the final round to win on the tower at the USA Diving Winter Nationals. Daryn Wright claimed bronze in the women’s 10-meter action, repeating as a medalist in the event at Winter Nationals. Duncan was a 3-meter synchro champion for his fourth career synchro title at a senior nationals meet.
• May 5-7 in Montreal, Loschiavo was seventh as a finalist on 10-meter and Duncan finished sixth in 3-meter synchro at the World Aquatics Diving World Cup in Montreal.
PURDUE’S DAILY SCHEDULE AT WINTER NATIONALS
All Times Eastern
Schedule updated with results throughout the week
Wednesday, May 17 – Finals Only at 10 a.m.
Mixed 3-Meter & Mixed 10-Meter Synchro
Thursday, May 18 – Prelims at 10 a.m., Finals at 3 p.m.
Men’s 3-Meter Synchro – Greg Duncan, Maxwell Miller
Women’s 10-Meter Synchro
Friday, May 19 – Prelims at 10 a.m., Finals at 3 p.m.
Men’s 10-Meter Synchro – Brandon Loschiavo & Jordan Rzepka; Steele Johnson
Women’s 3-Meter Synchro
Saturday, May 20 – All Day
Men’s 1-Meter & Women’s 1-Meter Prelims & Finals
Sunday, May 21
Men’s 3-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m. – Greg Duncan, Maxwell Miller
Women’s 10-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m. – Sophie McAfee, Daryn Wright
Men’s 3-Meter Semifinal at 4 p.m. – Top 18 in Prelim Qualify
Women’s 10-Meter Semifinal at 5:35 p.m. – Top 18 in Prelim Qualify
Monday, May 22
Women’s 3-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m.
Men’s 10-Meter Prelim at 10 a.m. – Brandon Loschiavo, Jordan Rzepka
Women’s 3-Meter Semifinal at 4 p.m. – Top 18 in Prelim Qualify
Men’s 10-Meter Semifinal at 5:25 p.m. – Top 18 in Prelim Qualify
Tuesday, May 23
Men’s 3-Meter Final at Noon – Top 12 in Semifinal Qualify
Women’s 10-Meter Final at 1:45 p.m. – Top 12 in Semifinal Qualify
Wednesday, May 24
Women’s 3-Meter Final at Noon – Top 12 in Semifinal Qualify
Men’s 10-Meter Final at 1:35 p.m. – Top 12 in Semifinal Qualify
After competing in Villanova, Pa. at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships last weekend, nine Butler student athletes were named to the 2023 Outdoor All-BIG EAST team. The conference made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.
The recognition is given to the athletes who place in the top three for every event.
Angelina Ellis highlighted the weekend after tying with St. John’s Tatyana McKenzie for the BIG EAST Most Outstanding Track Performer. Ellis ran away with the win in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:54.10, breaking the meet record that has stood since 2017.
Barry Keane earned the other gold medal for the Bulldogs in the men’s 10,000 meters at 29:10.62. Keane made history becoming the first BIG EAST Outdoor middle or long-distance student-athlete to win an event four times.
On the track, the other All-BIG EAST selections included Simon Bedard (second, 5,000 meters), Matthew Forrester (second, 3000-meter steeplechase), and Laure Bertrand (third, 5,000 meters).
Drew Herman was the lone Bulldog to receive the award in the field after placing second in the men’s high jump.
In the multi-events, Jack Elder registered second in the men’s decathlon while Karmen Koch and Niki Ezeh placed second and third in the women’s heptathlon.
The Bulldogs who qualified for the NCAA Division I East Regional will continue to prepare for the upcoming in Jacksonville, Fla. on May 11-13.
BALL STATE BASEBALL
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Ball State baseball team was back on the diamond for the final non-conference contest of the season at Southern Indiana on Tuesday. Decker Scheffler, Logan Flood, Matthew Rivera (2), and Jalen Martinez all hit home runs as the Cardinals defeated the Screaming Eagles 12-1.
With the win, Ball State improved to 33-18 on the season, while Southern Indiana fell to 15-36 on the year.
Scheffler led off the bottom of the second with a solo blast to right field. Flood notched a single to the shortstop. He advanced to second on a passed ball and then to third on a wild pitch. Rivera launched a two-run shot into the trees in center field. The Cardinals took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the second.
Scheffler led off the top of the third with a single up the middle. He moved to second on a failed pickoff attempt with a throwing error by the pitcher. Flood belted a two-run homer to left field. Rivera followed and was hit by a pitch. Martinez destroyed the first pitch he saw over the left field wall for a two-run shot. CJ Horn singled through the left. Dylan Grego notched a single through the right side to put runners on first and second. Nick Gregory produced an RBI single through the right side as Horn scored. Gregory moved to second on a wild pitch. Adam Tellier grounded out to the third baseman but drove in Grego from third. Ball State extended its lead to 9-0 after three innings of play.
Rivera blasted his second home run of the game, this time a solo shot that went 435 feet to dead center. BSU extended its lead to 10-0 after 3.5 innings.
The Screaming Eagles loaded the bases and scored a run without getting a hit in the bottom of the fourth. The Cardinals lead 10-1 after four innings of play.
Casey Turturici drew a one-out walk in the top of the seventh. Miller pinch ran for Turturici. Horn grounded out to second and moved Miller to second. Grego notched an RBI double to right center as Miller scored. Grego scored on a wild pitch. BSU held and claimed the run-rule victory, 12-1.
Casey Bargo got the start on the mound and went three innings. He struck out two batters and gave up just one hit. Bargo got the win and improved to 1-1. Will Jacobson went 2/3 of an inning with one strikeout. He gave up one unearned run. Owen Quinn added 1 2/3 innings with two strikeouts. He surrendered just one hit. Brady Owens tossed 2/3 of an inning. Blake Bevis closed out the game with an inning of relief and two strikeouts.
Brady Bowling started for the Screaming Eagles and went two innings in the loss. He struck out three batters and surrendered three earned runs on five hits. Zach Sliger went a 1/3 of an inning and gave up six earned runs on five hits. Riley Harris threw 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two batters and gave up one earned run on two hits. Wil Kiesel struck out two batters in his lone inning of work. Parker Maddox went two innings of relief with two strikeouts. He gave up two earned runs on one hit.
Ball State returns to the friendly confines of the Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark for the final Mid-American Conference series on Friday. The Cardinals take on the Kent State Golden Flashes for the MAC regular season title. First pitch on Thursday, May 18, is scheduled for 3 p.m.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL
CHICAGO, Ill. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish battled Northwestern at the iconic Wrigley Field on Tuesday, May 16 in the second Irish and Wildcat matchup of the season. The Irish would go into their second extra-inning game of the year, falling 8-7 in the eleventh.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish were on the board early and the offense caught fire as Notre Dame posted a 5-0 lead over the Wildcats across the first five innings.
Brooks Coetzee sparked the Irish offense with a long ball into deep left center for a two-run home run. Coetzee’s third homer of the season gave Notre Dame an early 2-0 advantage heading into the third. The Irish tacked on two more runs in the top of third from a ground out RBI and an RBI single to extend the lead 4-0.
In the top of the fourth, Casey Kmet would single and steal second to put the Irish in scoring position yet again. A single down the right field line from Estevan Moreno would score Kmet for the 5-0 Irish lead.
Northwestern wasn’t going anywhere as an impressive five-run frame in the bottom of the fourth made it a tied ball game at Wrigley Field. After a scoreless fifth and sixth, the Irish tacked on two runs in the top of the seventh. Back-to-back triples from TJ Williams and Zack Prajzner paired with a single from Carter Putz lifted the Irish to a 7-5 advantage.
Ryan Lynch would take the mound in the bottom of the seventh, striking out the side. Lynch recorded six strikeouts across just 2.0 innings pitched. A two-run home run from the Wildcats in the eighth would tie it up yet again with a score of 7-7.
A scoreless ninth from both squads would take the Irish into extra innings for the second time this season as Notre Dame closed the defensive frame with three Wildcats left on base.
Martinez recorded a base hit in the top of the tenth, but it remained an even 7-7 heading into the bottom frame. Will Mercer would face four batters, striking out three of them to take the Irish into the eleventh. Mercer would finish the day with six strikeouts across just 2.2 innings pitched.
Brady Gumpf recorded a hit to lead off in the eleventh, but the Irish offense was unable to score in the frame. Northwestern would take home the 8-7 win in the bottom of the eleventh as they scored on a ground ball to third with bases loaded.
Notre Dame closes out the regular season conference play with a three-game series at Boston College. For the second game of the series, the Irish will play at Fenway Park on Friday for Boston College’s 11th annual ALS Awareness Game.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S LAX
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s lacrosse program has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second time in the past three seasons and will take on Boston College Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET for a spot in the Final Four on the line.
The Irish and Eagles have met twice previously in 2023 but will be the first meeting between the two teams in Massachusetts this season.
GAME 19 DETAILS
Location: Newton, Mass.| Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field
Schedule: May 18 — 2:30 p.m. ET
Live Stats: UND.com
Twitter Updates: @NDWomensLax
For a more in-depth look at the matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame
The Irish own a 15-5 record heading into the NCAA Quarterfinals, with four wins over nationally ranked teams.
Most recently, the Irish defeated sixth-seeded Florida in the second round of NCAA play, 16-15, as Kasey Choma scored the go-ahead goal with 10.1 seconds left in regulation.
The play of the game came off the stick of Jane McAvoy who found a double-teamed Choma in front of the cage for the last second tally to clinch a berth in the quarterfinal round for the second time in three years.
Jackie Wolak had seven points against the Gators, doubling her weekend total, with five goals and two assists. In two games played in Gainesville, Wolak posted a team-best 11 goals and added three assists for 14 points.
The team’s leading scorer surpassed 100 points on the season with her third goal of the game, and fourth point, to become just the third woman in program history to hit the ellusive century mark. Wolak now boasts 56 goals and 47 assists on the year for 103 points.
In round one of the postseason NCAA Tournament, Notre Dame rolled out a convincing 21-6 victory over Mercer to advance to the Second Round where they will face Florida.
The 21 goals was a program best in the NCAA Tournament, along with their 31 points setting a new record as well.
Kasey Choma recorded 10 points in the win, leading the team and becoming the first Irish woman to hit double-digit scoring in a single game this season.
MK Doherty set a new personal best seven points in the win over the Bears, scoring two goals and adding five assists to her outing.
Jackie Wolak tied her career-best goal performance, scoring six times against Mercer for her second career sock trick.
Prior to the NCAA Tournament, the Irish advanced to the ACC Championship semifinals for the third consecutive year, defeating fourth-seeded Virginia in the quarterfinal round, 15-13, to move on. In the semifinals, the Irish faced longtime rival Boston College where their tournament run ultimately came up just short of the championship game.
Over the two-game stretch in Charlotte, six individuals found the back of the net, including Choma who led the team with six goals and seven points.
Lilly Callahan made eight saves in goal for the Irish in the win, including three in the final 60 seconds to maintain the team’s two-goal lead against the Cavaliers. The junior goalkeeper followed it up with 10 saves against the Eagles as she held them to one of their lowest goal totals of the season.
For their strong defensive efforts in the ACC Tournament, Keelin Schalgeter and Lilly Callahan were named to the ACC All-Tournament team.
A program-best seven individuals were named to All-ACC teams ahead of the first round of conference tournament play. The offensive trio of Madison Ahern, Kasey Choma and Jackie Wolak were all named First Team All-ACC while the defensive corp of Lilly Callahan, Kelly Denes and Hannah Dorney were awarded Second Team honors. Abigail Lyons was recognized as a part of the All-Freshman team.
In their regular season finale, the Irish defeated the Louisville Cardinals, 15-9, inside Arlotta Stadium. Eight women highlighted the box score Thursday night, including Wolak with a team-best seven points off three goals and four assists.
Kelly Denes surpassed 200 career draw controls against the Cardinals before setting a new single-season best of 103 draws, eclipsing her previous best of 100 in 2022. Her 10 draw controls against the Cardinals led the team while her role in the circle led the team to a 24-4 advantage Thursday.
With her second goal of the day against RMU, Kasey Choma recorded her 200th career point. She went on to post four goals in the contest. Earning the assist on Choma’s 200th point mark, Jackie Wolak tied her classmate with her 200th point for the Irish as well.
Notre Dame’s 37 points in the win at Butler matched a program record, previously set earlier this season against Central Michigan.
Their 26 goals against Butler was a season-high for the Irish, topping that previously set of 24 in February.
The 23-goal victory was also the largest margin of victory for the Irish this year and their three goals against was second fewest in 2023.
Live stats will be available for the contest as well as a the game being aired on the ESPN+.
The attacking trio of Choma, Ahern, and Wolak have combined for 273 of the 449 Irish points after registering 17 of the program’s 22 points against Florida to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Through the first two rounds, the trio posted 37 of the team’s 53 points.
Choma now has a team-high 15 hat tricks on the season. Ahern is close behind with 13 while also registering her second sock trick of the year with six goals at Pitt.
THE NOTRE DAME – BOSTON COLLEGE SERIES
Thursday’s contest will mark the third meeting between the Irish and Eagles in 2023.
In 22 all-time meetings between the two ACC foes, the Irish trail 14-8.
The Irish hosted the Eagles during the regular season, ultimately falling 12-11 off a late goal to the Eagles.
In the ACC Tournament semifinals, Notre Dame held BC to single digit goals but dropped the 9-4 decision to the eventual tournament champions.
IN THE POLLS
Notre Dame is ranked No. 8 in this week’s ILWomen/IWLCA poll.
Five other ACC programs are currently ranked in the top-25 according to the IL Women/IWLCA Preseason Poll, including #2 Boston College, #3 Syracuse, #4 North Carolina, #12 Virginia, and #23 Clemson.
HITTING THE MARK
With her first save against BC in their regular season matchup, Lilly Callahan eclipsed the 100 career save mark. She now boasts 167 stops in 34 games played, with a .485 save percentage.
Hannah Dorney, a recent ACC co-Defensive Player of the Week, hit 100 career ground balls when the Irish hosted BC. She now has 119 career pick ups.
Ahern’s five goals against UNC brought her career tally to 140. She followed it up with four points against the Eagles, including a hat trick which gave her 202 career points. Ahern now boasts a team-best 236 points off 167 goals and 69 assists.
The Irish returned 3 of the 4 top scorers from the 2022 season in Kasey Choma, Madison Ahern, Jackie Wolak.
The top scorers were assisted by Kelly Denes who won 100 draw controls and tallied 14 goals of her own. This season Denes boasts 129 draw controls and currently sits at 233 career draws and boasts 17 goals this season. She now sits second all-time for draw control wins in a single season behind Andie Aldave with 152 in 2019.
Choma, Ahern, and Wolak lead the Irish in points combining for 273 points following a 17-point combined performance from the trio against Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In the opening two rounds of NCAA Tournament play, the senior trio posted a combined 37 of the team’s 51 points to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
Choma’s 3.40 goals per game ranks fourth in the ACC and 15th nationally while Ahern’s 3.10 average is fifth-best in the conference.
Wolak is ranked in the top five in the country for points per game, averaging 5.15 points through 20 games played, while she ranks second in the conference. Her 47 assists is eighth in the nation and her 2.35 assists per game average ranks fifth in the ACC.
With 103 points in 2023, Wolak is fourth nationally and second in the ACC. Last weekend she became just the third woman in program history to hit 100 points in a single season.
Denes is ranked third in the ACC for draw controls per game tallying 6.45 and is 17th in the country.
Seventeen different players have scored at least one goal this season with 16 having found the back of the net multiple times.
The attacking trio of Choma, Ahern, and Wolak are combining for 273 points.
With her 15th hat trick of the season, Kasey Choma now boasts 67 goals this season and leads the team in the category. She ranks eighth in the nation for total goals and her 3.40 goals per game average is fourth-best in the ACC.
Wolak has 56 goals and 47 assists for a team-best 103 points. The senior eclipsed the ellusive 100-point mark in the first half against Florida in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, becoming the first Irish woman to reach 100 points in a single season since Jill Byers in 2009.
Choma now has tallied a team-high 15 hat tricks in the 2023 season and Wolak has tallied 12. Madison Ahern also boasts multiple hat tricks, having recorded 3+ goals in 13 of her 20 games played this season.
Wolak’s game against Virginia saw her set career-high performances in goals (six) and points (eight). She followed it up by tying her career-high goal total with six against Mercer in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Choma and Ahern were recently named Tewaaraton nominees for their regular season performance.
Choma, Ahern and Wolak combined for 20 points in the win over Mercer.
Their 15 goals and five assists combined to give the Irish a convincing 21-6 win over the Bears and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The trio then burst out to a 17-point game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to lift the Irish over the Gators and advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Over the two game stretch in Gainesville, the trio combined for 37 of the team’s 51 points.
The trio combined for 12 of the team’s 17 total points at Virginia to close out March’s conference slate.
Wolak ranks in the top five in the ACC and top-15 nationally for assists per game (2.35).
Choma tallied a new career high in goals (8) and tied her career high in points (8) in the Virginia Tech game.
The Irish have held 13 of their 20 opponents to single digits.
Notre Dame has caused havoc on defense, averaging 9.15 caused turnovers per game, a mark that ranks second in the ACC.
The Irish defense held Virginia Tech to its lowest goal total of the season and tied for its lowest in program history.
Mercer’s six goals against the Irish tied a season low for the Bears’ offense, having been held to single digits just once prior in 2023 – to Florida in a 15-6 decision.
CALLAHAN IN THE CREASE
Callahan made her first double-digit save performance of her career, finishing with 15 saves against Northwestern. This also established a new career high in saves for her.
She ranks in the top-10 in the country in goals-against average (8.61). Her GAA is eighth nationally and is second among all ACC goalkeepers.
Callahan earned her first career win in her first career start while holding the San Diego State attack to just two goals.
The two goals Callahan allowed marked the lowest scoring output in SDSU program history, which dates back to the 2012 season.
In 45 minutes played against Butler, Callahan held the opposition scoreless, stopping all seven shots faced.
DOMINATING THE DRAW
The Irish have won the draw control battle in 15 of their 20 games this season.
Kelly Denes leads the team with 129 draw controls this season, good for second in program history for most draws in a single season.
Mary Kelly Doherty’s 106 draw controls is second behind Denes this season and third all-time for a single season. The duo mark the first time in Irish history that two women boast 100+ wins in the circle in a single season.
Notre Dame currently sits second in the nation in draw control percentage (.644) and in the top three for draw controls per game 18.00 while leading the ACC in both categories.
Kelly Denes leads the Irish in draws per game (6.28) and is the primary player used at the draw for the Irish. She ranks among the nation’s best for draw controls per game and third in the conference.
The Irish draw control unit held the nations leader on the draw circle to only four draw controls in their matchup against Duke.
The Irish currently have won the draw control battle on the season by a margin of 330-195.
The Irish are currently four goals away from breaking their single-season program record for goals (321). The team currently boasts 318 on the season, while allowing just 178.
The most points all-time in Irish program history is 471 while the 2023 squad boasts 449 heading into BC.
On Dec. 20, the Irish named three team captains for the 2023 campaign: Hannah Dorney, Kasey Choma, and Madison Ahern. Dorney is serving as a team captain for the second consecutive season.
Two Irish were named Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-Americans including Kasey Choma (First Team), Madison Ahern (HM).
Ahern and Choma were also named Preseason All-Americans on February 3. Choma was named to the second team and Ahern to the third team.
Kasey Choma was named to the USA Lacrosse Magazine Preseason All-American squad, and was also ranked among the top 20 lacrosse players recognized as the game’s biggest difference makers checking in at #19.
Choma and Ahern claimed silver for the USA Super Sixes team at the 2022 World Games.
Kasey Choma and Madison Ahern were named two of 25 Tewaaraton nominees, Thursday, April 20, ahead of the final regular season finale.
The duo were each named to the initial watch list for the 2023 Tewaaraton Award, the Tewaaraton Foundation announced on February 10.
Choma has been named to the watch list for the third consecutive season and this is Ahern’s second consecutive watchlist.
ALL STAR STAFF
Head Coach Christine Halfpenny announced the addition of Associate Head Coaches Adam Sear and Lauren Benner.
Sear comes to Notre Dame from the University of Michigan. He spent five seasons with the Wolverines. He will assist in coordinating the offensive effort for the Irish.
Benner joins the Irish after spending a season with Loyola. She will serve as the defensive coordinator and work extensively with the goalie unit.
The Irish also welcome back Bridget Deehan as a volunteer assistant. Deehan graduated from Notre Dame as a two-time All-American goalkeeper.
The Irish welcome a 7-member freshman class as part of the 35-player roster, which includes two attackers, three midfielders, two goaltenders .
Emma Murphy was named No. 5 in the IL Women Top 100 Freshman Power Rankings.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE BASEBALL
TOLEDO, Ohio –Colton Shirley scored the tying run in the ninth inning and knocked in the winning run in the 10th to give the Purdue Fort Wayne baseball team an 8-7 victory at Toledo on Tuesday (May 16).
Shirley finished the game with three hits, two runs and a walk.
The Mastodons led 4-1 after three innings. Grant Thoroman hit a three-run home run in the second inning to make the score 3-0. Braedon Blackford hit his 14th home run of the season in the third to give the ‘Dons a 4-1 lead.
Toledo scored five in the fourth and one in the seventh to take a 7-4 advantage after seven. The ‘Dons got back to work in the eighth. Blackford doubled in Jacob Walker and Cade Nelis to make it a 7-6 game.
Shirley opened the ninth with a single. He motored from first to third on a wild pitch with one out. Thoroman earned his fourth RBI of the game with a sacrifice fly to right to score Shirley and tie the game at seven. Shirley came up with one out and the bases loaded in the 10th. He took the first pitch he saw to center to knock in Walker.
Kevin Fee tossed a perfect ninth and a perfect 10th to get the win. He is now 2-5. Kyle JIjaszek got the loss for Toledo. He is 4-4. Jeron Williams, Wesley Parker and Scott Mackiewicz each hit a home run for the Rockets.
Shirley, Walker, Blackford and Brooks Sailors each had multiple hits as the ‘Dons out-hit the Rockets 11-7.
Toledo falls to 25-27. The ‘Dons improve to 11-41. Purdue Fort Wayne closes the regular season on Thursday (May 18) with a road league series at Milwaukee.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S GOLF
BATH, Mich. – Fort Wayne native Nick Holder shot a 1-over 72 in the second round of the NCAA Regional on Tuesday (May 16) at the Eagle Eye Golf Course.
Holder’s two-day total of 147 bests the previous Mastodon record at an NCAA Regional: Zach Schroeder’s 151 in 2018.
The course played much more difficult on Tuesday than round one, with blustery winds and tougher pin placements. Through 36 holes, the Mastodons have a 602 team score and possess 13th place.
After a pair of bogeys to start the round, Holder birdied the third hole, a 351-yard par-4 with a tricky approach. It requires a blind approach shot thanks to a large mound with a bunker 30 yards in front of the green. After his 3-over front nine, Holder played great golf on the back nine, turning in a 2-under 34. He started with four pars, then had back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15. On the par-5 14th, he went for the green in two, missed it and went in a bunker, but managed to get up and down for birdie. A hole later, he dropped a 25-foot putt to go back down to 1-over. He finished with three pars in a row. Holder has a team-best 147 through 36 holes and is tied for 56th.
Hunter Mefford shot 77 in his second round for a two-day total of 149. He had 11 pars in the first 13 holes. This included a par on the ninth, a par-4 that runs along a lake dividing the front and back nine. He was pure off the tee and put his second shot on the fringe, then two-putted for par. After a rough stretch of holes from 14-17, he finished the day with a birdie on the 589-yard par-5.
With the second-best score for the ‘Dons on day two, Burke Pitz shot a 76. He started with a par and a birdie, the latter of which came on a 157-yard par-3 with limited landing space due to the protective green-side bunkers. He landed his tee shot in the middle of the green and sank the putt. Later on, he got a birdie to drop on hole six thanks to his 95-yard approach coming to a stop about a foot from the cup. Pitz also parred 17, the course’s signature hole. The replica of No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass played as the second-toughest hole on Tuesday due to its island green, and Pitz saw the two players in front of him dunk their shots into the water, but he managed to record the green in regulation and make par. Pitz has a two-day total of 151 and is tied for 68th.
After starting his day with four pars in the first five holes, Kasey Lilly finished with an 81. This stretch was capped off with a par on the 189-yard par-3 fifth hole, which played as the toughest hole on the course on Tuesday. It took a long iron off the tee with a pond running under the entire flight of the shot. The wind was gusting right as he stepped up to tee off, then he smartly switched clubs to hit the green. He lagged a putt up near the cup, then drained his second putt for the par. On the back nine, he birdied hole 14, a 560-yard par-5 that was reachable in two with Tuesday’s wind.
Jadden Ousley shot an 83 in his second round, dropping 12 pars and a birdie. He got back-to-back pars on seven and eight, the latter of which required a tactful up-and-down. He was short of a green-side bunker in two, then chipped up and sank a rightward breaking putt to save par. He had a stretch of six pars in seven holes on the back nine, then finished his day with a birdie on the 18th.
Georgia leads the field with a two-day score of 540, including individual leader Ben Van Wyk, who shot 65-68-133.
The Mastodons will tee off for the final round of the NCAA Bath Regional starting at 10:20 a.m. with Ousley and finishing with Holder at 11:04 a.m.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A ninth-inning rally fell short on Tuesday night, as the University of Evansville baseball team dropped a 6-2 decision to the homestanding Indiana Hoosiers at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana.
“A tough one tonight,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll. “I thought that our pitching gave us a really good chance tonight against a very good Indiana lineup, but we just couldn’t get that key base hit that we needed to unlock a big inning.
“It was really special to see the game that Eric Roberts had though, as it was great to see him go up top twice and close to within one home run of the single-season record.
“We have to put this one behind us though, as we have a very important series this weekend at UIC.”
Trailing 6-2 going into the top of the ninth inning, the Purple Aces got a hit-by-pitch and a walk from Roberts to put two men on with two out. With former Indiana Hoosier Kip Fougerousse in the on-deck circle representing the game-tying run, Indiana right-hander Luke Hayden was able to strike out UE fifth-year first baseman Chase Hug to close out the contest and preserve the win for IU.
The Hoosiers’ victory overshadowed a monster game by Roberts, who went 3-for-4 with two home runs to drive in both of Evansville’s runs. Roberts opened the game with a lead-off single, but was later picked off first base to end a scoreless first inning. He then launched a solo home run over the old bullpen area in right field for his 18th home run of the year – a solo shot – in the top of the third inning to get UE back within a run at 2-1, after the Hoosiers rallied for two two-out runs in the bottom of the second inning. Roberts then crushed a solo home run in the seventh inning over 430 feet to right field for home run No. 19 of the year to close to within one home run of the UE single-season record of 20.
Roberts went 3-for-4 to lead UE, while junior shortstop Simon Scherry had two hits as well. Evansville had seven hits on the night, but went 0-for-14 with runners on base in the contest.
With the victory, Indiana extends its winning streak to eight games and improves to 39-14 overall, while Evansville slips to 31-21 overall. The Purple Aces will continue north to Chicago now to open a crucial three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at UIC (26-21, 12-12 MVC) beginning on Thursday night at 6 p.m. The winner of the three-game series is guaranteed to finish in the top four of the MVC, and will earn a first-day bye in next week’s MVC Tournament in Terre Haute, Indiana. Thursday night’s game can be seen live on ESPN+ and heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and the Old National Bank/Purple Aces Sports Network from Learfield.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With two years of Missouri Valley Conference experience along with two seasons in the Evansville area, Antonio Thomas has officially joined the University of Evansville men’s basketball program.
“We are extremely excited to officially welcome Antonio and his family to our UE family. My staff and I wanted to prioritize adding an experienced guard to fill this scholarship spot,” Purple Aces head coach David Ragland said. “Tonio has been through the wars of college basketball. He has been part of winning a championship in the Missouri Valley, it won’t be his first time in the arenas and locker rooms of the MVC.”
“Antoinio is a great young man with a very good work ethic. He comes from a wonderful family and has grown up in a passionate basketball community in Memphis,” Ragland continued. “Tonio is focused on what’s best for the team. He is a pass first point guard who is not afraid to hear his own voice. He will help lead our group through his actions and words both on the court and in the classroom.”
Thomas comes to Evansville from Kentucky Wesleyan where he spent two seasons with the Panthers. He is coming off an excellent season that saw him record 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while making the start in all 29 games. He shot 41.1% from outside and ranked second for KWC with 83 assists.
His first season with the Panthers saw him lead the way with 100 assists while starting each of the 28 contests. Thomas recorded 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds.
Prior to his time in Owensboro, Thomas spent two seasons playing at Bradley. Highlighting his tenure with the Braves was winning a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship in 2020 as a freshman. Thomas started seven games in his first college season and registered a season-high 14 points in his first-ever start versus Toledo.
As a sophomore in 2020-21, Thomas made 22 appearances while averaging 2.0 points and 1.2 assists in 11.5 minutes of work. He helped the Braves take down Drake in the regular-season finale as he totaled 11 points, four assists and two steals.
The Memphis, Tennessee native played at East High School where he helped them pick up their fourth-straight Tennessee Class AAA state championship appearance in 2019. He also played at Ridgeway High School.
SOUTHERN INDIANA BASEBALL
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana lost the 2023 home finale to Ball State University, 12-1, Tuesday evening at the USI Baseball Field. USI watched its record go to 15-36 overall, while Ball State is 33-18 in 2023.
USI fell behind early, 10-0, as Ball State scored three in the second, six in the third, and one in the fourth. The Eagles got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when junior rightfielder Ren Tachioka (Japan) scored on an error to trail, 10-1.
The Cardinals, which hit five home runs in the contest, would finish the scoring in the game with pair of runs in the top of the seventh to close out the 12-1 final.
Up Next for the Eagles:
The Eagles, who are 6-14 in Ohio Valley Conference action this spring, hit the road to Tennessee Tech University for a three-game set in Cookeville, Tennessee, to close out the 2023 regular season schedule. The series starts with a pair of 6 p.m. starts Thursday and Friday before concluding at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Tennessee Tech is 18-30 overall, 9-12 in the OVC, in 2023 and enters the series having lost three of the last four. The Golden Eagles, currently, are sixth in the OVC standings.
The series is the first meeting between USI and Tennessee Tech in the history of the baseball programs.
Inside the OVC:
USI, currently, has a hold on the final slot in the OVC’s post-season tournament by a half game and with one weekend to play. The top eight teams in the conference advance to OVC Championship, which is set for May 24-27 at Mt. Dew Park in Marion, Illinois.
Valparaiso University men’s golf senior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) and sophomore Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) completed the second round of the three-day, 54-hole NCAA Bath Regional on Tuesday at the par-71, 7090-yard Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Mich.
“The golf course has been a really good test for us,” head coach Dave Gring said. “It demands good shots on every hole and if you get out of position from tee to fairway and fairway to green, it’s going to make you pay. Our ball-striking today wasn’t very sharp, simply not hitting enough fairways and greens. More importantly, our proximity to the hole for birdie putts wasn’t close enough, so we had a hard time making birdies.”
Delisanti turned in a 75 (+4) to finish the day with a 36-hole score of 149 (+7). He is tied for 64th in the 75-player field. VanArragon carded a 77 (+6) during the second round, finishing the day at 150 (+8). He is one stroke behind Delisanti and is part of a tie for 66th.
“Anthony hit 10 fairways and 12 greens in regulation,” Gring said. “He had one birdie and just didn’t give himself enough proximity to the hole to make more birdies. He made a lot of good decisions on the golf course and managed it well, but it was difficult to rebound from the missed shots.”
VanArragon’s best efforts have come on par-5 holes, where he owns a 4.50 (-3) scoring average. VanArragon has seven birdies for the tournament, while Delisanti owns three.
“Caleb hit eight fairways and 10 greens in regulation,” Gring said. “His ball-striking was not to his standards, but he still managed to make four birdies. Three out of the four birdies were putts made over 18 feet, which was terrific. The struggle today was with the putts inside of five feet, and he missed a number of them.”
No. 34 Georgia possesses a 10-stroke lead on No. 3 Illinois atop the team leaderboard. Georgia’s Ben Van Wyk holds the top spot on the player leaderboard at 133 (-9) with 18 holes remaining.
The third and final round will occur on Wednesday. A link to live scoring via GolfStat can be found on ValpoAthletics.com.
“We’re going to have to be better off the tee tomorrow, hitting more fairways,” Gring said. “That’s imperative to get better proximity into the greens. We need to putt a lot better, and we are looking forward to the final round.”
VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program has announced the addition of Ola Ajiboye, a transfer from Central Michigan who will join the program as a sophomore for the 2023-24 campaign after spending his freshman campaign with the Chippewas.
During his maiden collegiate voyage, Ajiboye received immediate playing time, seeing action in 30 of his team’s 31 games while making 14 starts and averaging 19.3 minutes per game.
“A lot of schools showed interest in me in the portal, but Roger Powell is the one who pursued me the most,” Ajiboye said. “He connected with me from the start. When a school showed they wanted me that much, it definitely made me want to play for them. When Coach Powell and I had conversations, our goals lined up for both next season and the future. We’re looking to win, looking to build and looking to make some noise at Valpo.”
The 6-foot-8 forward ranked second on the team with 25 blocked shots and converted 44.1 percent of his field-goal attempts while grabbing 103 rebounds (47 offensive), dishing out 18 assists and swiping 20 steals.
“My strength is my defensive presence,” he said. “Me being on the floor shakes up the offense for opposing players. I make it hard for them to get buckets in the paint and I’m a good perimeter defender. I love taking charges; I took the most charges on our team last year. I’m also looking to be an offensive threat as a shooter, a dunker and someone who gets to the rim. I have a lot of excitement about coming to Valpo.”
Ajiboye attended Bosco Institute in Crown Point after playing at Evanston High School and Von Steuben High School. The Chicago native was named a top 25 Chicago Area Elite player.
He said being a part of Central Michigan’s 63-61 road upset of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Dec. 29 is one of his favorite basketball memories. His other highlight from this past season was beating Western Michigan 70-69 in front of a sold-out crowd in Mount Pleasant on Jan. 28.
“I’m extremely excited about my first signee,” Powell said. “He’s a huge addition to our program. He started multiple games in the MAC. He had high block numbers and is great defensively. Ola is a hard worker, and he is connected to Dave Maravilla at Don Bosco Prep. He’s going to have a big role for us as we build a winning program for the years to come.”
Away from the court, Ajiboye enjoys meeting new people, playing table tennis, swimming and being around people.
“The first thing that people will recognize is that I’m a social guy,” Ajiboye said. “I like to meet new people; I’m going to try to meet as many people as I can. I like to stay positive. I’m really connected with God. I like to spread His word.”
Ajiboye holds the special distinction of being the first student-athlete to sign with the program during Powell’s head coaching tenure.
“Before I even met him, everything I heard about Coach Powell was how he is a great person, is very positive and is a friendly guy,” he said. “He’s going to help me become a better player and a better man. He’s already shown a lot of love for me. I’m going to help him as he helps me. I wanted to go to a program with a great coach, a great mentor and a person who believes in me. I’m very excited to come to Valpo and be a part of the community.”
U OF I TRACK
INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy outdoor track & field teams will be sending a total of five student-athletes to Pueblo, Colo., on May 25-27 to compete at the 2023 NCAA Division II Championships held on the campus of Colorado State University Pueblo.
For the women, Zoe Pentecost will be competing in the hammer throw while the duo of Brittney Clark and Sabrina Robison will be appearing in the pole vault. Over on the men’s side, Keeton Adams will be tossing the shot put while Treyton Arnold will gear up for the pole vault.
During this year’s indoor season, the quartet of Arnold, Pentecost, Clark, and Robison all made it do the national championships held in Virginia Beach, Va.
U OF I SOFTBALL
INDIANAPOLIS—The College Sports Communicators released its softball all-region awards Tuesday, with the Greyhounds featured prominently on the list. UIndy garnered five All-Midwest nods—four first teamers and one second—to tie for the most honorees in the region.
The names will look familiar to UIndy fans, as all five were also voted all-region by the NFCA. Kenzee Smith (P), Jocelyn Calvin (2B), Emily O’Connor (3B) and Megan Nichols (OF) were the Hounds’ first-team honorees, while Lexy Rees (C) was included on the second team. All five were also on the All-GLVC First Team, with Smith earning GLVC Pitcher of the Year accolades.
The quintet headlines a Greyhounds club that sports 53 wins on the season and a No. 6 ranking in the DII coaches poll. UIndy host’s No. 8 Grand Valley State later this week for the NCAA DII Midwest Super Regional.
MARIAN MEN’S GOLF
Mesa, Ariz. – The Marian men’s golf team competed in round one of the NAIA National Championship on Tuesday afternoon, starting their first day of competition at Las Sendas Golf Club. The opening round of the tournament was suspended as Marian’s team was playing through holes 14-18, as the Knights ended the opening round +28.
Marian’s lead golfer in the tournament is Patrick Guymon, who is +3 overall through 15 holes. Weston Ogden is one stroke behind his teammate with a +4 score with 15 holes recorded. Guymon has made two birdies so far in his opening round, while Ogden has made an eagle and a birdie.
Luke Beetz is +8 overall through 14 holes, while Brandon Heffner is +13 and Sam Slaughter is +18 in the opening round. Heffner has 14 holes reported, and Slaughter has 17 holes reported.
Round one will resume at 9:00 a.m. EST, with Marian rolling into their second round moments after they complete their first round of competition.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian softball team put up a fight, but were unable to pull off the comeback against a strong Columbia College team Tuesday afternoon. The Knights fell 4-2 to the Cougars, dropping them to the elimination bracket and moving their record to 46-7 on the season.
Both teams started the game off with a hit and leaving runners on in the first inning, before Columbia were the first to get on the board with a solo shot to left field. Marian managed to get out of the inning, but a three up three down left the Knights trailing 1-0 after two complete.
The Cougars continued their tear in the top half of the third inning, as they picked up the bunt single and advanced to third on a throwing error, which would allow a runner to score. Mackenzie Dalton got Marian rolling in the bottom of the third with a single to right field, where she eventually made her way to second. Savannah Harweger and Anna Pritchett kept the bats going for the Knights as they both picked up a single, with Pritchett’s hit scoring Dalton to give Marian their first score of the game.
Columbia responded with a two-run homer to center, extending their lead to 4-1. Sydney Wilson was sent to the mound to relieve Olivia Stunkel, as Wilson tossed in a strike out and forced the ground out to put away the Cougars in the top of the fourth.
Marian saw their next chance in the bottom of the fifth after Harweger doubled to left center and Pritchett had the bunt single to advance Harweger to third. The Knights had a chance to cut their deficit with runners in scoring position, but the Cougars managed to leave the Marian runners stranded to hold their 4-1 lead after five innings of action.
Wilson and the Marian defense went one-two-three in the top half of the sixth, giving some momentum to the Marian offense. A Dalton RBI double sent Caroline Roop home, who singled up the middle earlier in the inning. With the tying run up to bat, Columbia put a stop to the threat, as they got out of the inning with a strikeout for the third out.
The Knights held the Cougars in the top of the seventh inning, with Wilson striking out the final two batters to give her team one last chance. In a comeback attempt, Marian was unable to find themselves a hit as they would fall 4-2.
In Marian’s eight hits, Harweger, Pritchett and Dalton led with two hits, with Pritchett and Dalton recording an RBI as well. Harweger and Dalton each picked up a double, while Madere and Roop also added a hit. Wilson dished out four strikeouts and gave up two hits in her 3.2 innings pitched, while Stunkel had three strikeouts and gave up four runs.
Marian will play the loser of Tennessee Wesleyan and Middle Georgia St. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in an elimination game.
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ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
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MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1893 PHILLIES OUTFIELDER BILLY HAMILTON BECOMES THE FIRST PLAYER TO HAVE HIT BOTH A LEADOFF AND WALK-OFF HOME RUN IN THE SAME GAME WHEN HE BLASTS A TWO-RUN ROUND-TRIPPER OFF AL MAUL, GIVING THE TEAM AN 11-9 VICTORY OVER WASHINGTON AT THE PHILADELPHIA BASEBALL GROUNDS. IN 74 YEARS, VIC POWER BECOMES THE FIRST MODERN PLAYER TO DUPLICATE THE 27-YEAR-OLD HALL OF FAMER’S PERFORMANCE, ACCOMPLISHING THE RARE FEAT FOR THE 1957 A’S WITH A TENTH-INNING WALK-OFF ROUND-TRIPPER AGAINST THE ORIOLES IN A GAME PLAYED AT KANSAS CITY’S MUNICIPAL STADIUM.
1903 DUE TO SUNDAY RESTRICTIONS IN CLEVELAND, A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME TAKES PLACE IN COLUMBUS (OH), WITH THE ‘HOMETOWN’ INDIANS DEFEATING THE NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS, 9-2. NEIL PARK, THE HOME FIELD OF SEVERAL MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS, WILL HOST FOUR BIG-LEAGUE CONTESTS, INCLUDING TWO TIGERS GAMES AGAINST THE RED SOX IN 1905, DUE TO THE OPENING IN DETROIT OF A GRAND CIRCUIT TROTTING MEET, A HARNESS HORSE-RACING SERIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
1906 AT PHILADELPHIA’S COLUMBIA PARK, TY COBB BREAKS UP RUBE WADDELL’S NO-HITTER. THE GEORGIA PEACH SPOILS THE SOUTHPAW’S NO-NO WITH A BUNT SINGLE IN THE TIGERS’ 5-0 LOSS TO THE A’S.
1925 IN A 2-1 LOSS TO THE SENATORS, INDIANS’ OUTFIELDER TRIS SPEAKER SINGLES OFF PITCHER TOM ZACHARY TO COLLECT HIS CAREER 3000TH HIT. ‘THE GREY EAGLE’ BECOMES THE FIFTH MAJOR LEAGUER TO REACH THE MILESTONE, JOINING CAP ANSON (1897), HONUS WAGNER (1914), NAP LAJOIE (1914), AND TY COBB (1921).
1939 “THE BALL WAS SELDOM SEEN, EXCEPT ON BUNTS AND INFIELD PLAYS COMPARATIVELY CLOSE TO THE CAMERA, STATIONED BETWEEN THIRD BASE AND HOME PLATE.” – NEW YORK TIMES, DESCRIPTION OF FIRST TELEVISED BASEBALL GAME.
PRINCETON BEATS HOST COLUMBIA, 2-1, IN THE FIRST-EVER TELEVISED SPORTING EVENT IN A TEN-INNING CONTEST AT BAKER FIELD. W2XBS, AN EXPERIMENTAL STATION IN NEW YORK CITY, AIRS THE TWO-HOUR-AND-15 MINUTE TELECAST, AVAILABLE TO FEWER THAN 400 TV SETS.
1941 A SOLD-OUT CROWD, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH OF THE OTHER 15 MAJOR LEAGUE CLUBS, ATTENDS CONNIE MACK DAY IN PHILADELPHIA TO HONOR THE 78-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT-MANAGER OF THE A’S. THE CELEBRATION INCLUDES RENAMING THE TEAM’S HOME FIELD FROM SHIBE PARK TO CONNIE MACK STADIUM, A CHANGE THAT DOESN’T OFFICIALLY TAKE HOLD UNTIL 1953.
1945 RAIN POSTPONES EVERY GAME ON THE AMERICAN LEAGUE SCHEDULE FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE DAY. THE CRY OF ‘PLAY BALL’ WILL NOT BE HEARD TODAY IN CHICAGO, ST. LOUIS, DETROIT, AND CLEVELAND AS THE WHITE SOX, BROWNS, TIGERS, AND INDIANS CALL OFF THEIR GAMES WITH THE YANKEES, RED SOX, A’S, AND SENATORS.
1947 AT FORBES FIELD, HANK GREENBERG ASKS JACKIE ROBINSON IF THE DODGER INFIELDER WAS HURT IN A COLLISION WITH HIM AT FIRST BASE EARLIER IN THE GAME AND THEN TELLS THE EMBATTLED BROOKLYN ROOKIE, “STICK IN THERE. YOU’RE DOING FINE. KEEP YOUR CHIN UP.” JACKIE REMARKS TO THE WRITERS A FEW DAYS LATER THAT HANK GREENBERG IS HIS “DIAMOND HERO,” KNOWING THE PIRATES’ FIRST BASEMAN, WHO ENDURED BIGOTRY AS A JEW, CAN APPRECIATE THE DIFFICULTIES OF BEING THE FIRST BLACK MAJOR LEAGUER THIS CENTURY.
1956 THE CARDINALS TRADE 25-YEAR-OLD OUTFIELDER BILL VIRDON, DUE TO HIS SLOW START IN HIS SOPHOMORE SEASON, TO THE PIRATES IN EXCHANGE FOR BOBBY DEL GRECO AND DICK LITTLEFIELD. LAST YEAR’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WILL FINISH THE SEASON, HITTING .334 IN 133 GAMES FOR THE BUCS AND WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE TEAM’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1960.
1961 ROGER MARIS, EN ROUTE TO HIS RECORD-BREAKING SEASON OF 61 HOME RUNS, HIT HIS FIRST ROUND-TRIPPER OF THE YEAR AT YANKEE STADIUM. THE EIGHTH-INNING HOMER OFF PETE BURNSIDE, HIS FOURTH OVERALL, DOESN’T HELP WHEN THE SENATORS BEAT THE BRONX BOMBERS, 8-7.
1963 AT COLT STADIUM, HOUSTON’S RIGHT-HANDER DON NOTTEBART NO-HITS THE PHILLIES, 4-1, GIVING UP A FIFTH-INNING RUN ON A TWO-BASE ERROR, A SAC BUNT, AND A SACRIFICE FLY. THE HITLESS GEM IS THE FRANCHISE’S FIRST NO-HITTER IN THE TEAM’S HISTORY, COMING IN THE 197TH GAME SINCE THE CLUB’S INAUGURAL SEASON LAST YEAR.
1968 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH INNING, JIM NORTHROP HITS A WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM OFF STEVE JONES TO BEAT THE SENATORS AT TIGER STADIUM, 7-3. THE DETROIT CENTER FIELDER WILL HIT FIVE GRAND SLAMS THIS SEASON, FOUR IN THE REGULAR CAMPAIGN AND ONE IN GAME 6 OF THE FALL CLASSIC, CONTRIBUTING TO THE TEAM’S 13-1 ROUT OF THE CARDINALS.
1970 AT CROSLEY FIELD, BRAVES’ OUTFIELDER HANK AARON COLLECTS HIS 3000TH HIT WHEN HE SCRATCHES AN INFIELD SINGLE OFF OF REDS’ PITCHER WAYNE SIMPSON. ‘HAMMERING HANK’ BECOMES THE NINTH PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY AND THE FIRST WITH 500 HOME RUNS TO REACH THIS MILESTONE.
1971 LUIS TIANT, AFTER BEING RELEASED BY THE TWINS AND BRAVES EARLIER IN THE SEASON, SIGNS AS A FREE AGENT WITH THE RED SOX, BEGINNING A LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE FANS IN BOSTON. ‘EL TIANTE’ WILL STRUGGLE, WINNING JUST ONE OF EIGHT DECISIONS FOR THE TEAM THIS YEAR, BUT DURING HIS EIGHT-YEAR TENURE WITH THE BOSOX, THE CUBAN RIGHT-HANDER WILL COMPILE A 122-88 (.601) RECORD, INCLUDING THREE SEASONS WITH 20 OR MORE VICTORIES.
1971 IN WASHINGTON’S 6-3 LOSS TO THE INDIANS AT ROBERT F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL STADIUM, TOM MCCRAW HITS PERHAPS THE SHORTEST HOME RUN IN BASEBALL HISTORY. THE FOURTH-INNING INSIDE-THE-PARK ROUND-TRIPPER IS THE RESULT OF THREE INDIANS, SHORTSTOP JACK HEIDEMANN, LEFT FIELDER JOHN LOWENSTEIN AND CENTER FIELDER VADA PINSON COLLIDING IN AN ATTEMPT TO CATCH A 140-FOOT POP FLY HIT TO SHORT LEFT-CENTER FIELD.
(ED. NOTE: ALL THREE PLAYERS INVOLVED IN THE PLAY WERE INJURED, NEEDING REPLACEMENTS TO FINISH THE CONTEST. -LP).
1971 RALPH GARR TIES A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD FOR THE ROUND-TRIPPERS IN EXTRA INNINGS, GOING DEEP IN THE 10TH AND THE 12TH FRAME WITH A WALK-OFF HOMER AGAINST THE METS IN THE BRAVES’ 4-3 VICTORY. THE ATLANTA LEFT-FIELDER, CALLED THE ‘ROAD RUNNER’ BY HIS TEAMMATES, IS THE FOURTH PLAYER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT AND THE FIRST TO DO SO SINCE 1966, WHEN NEW YORK’S ART SHAMSKY WENT YARD IN THE 10TH AND 11TH IN A LOSING CAUSE FOR THE REDS AT CROSLEY FIELD.
1973 AT ANAHEIM STADIUM, A HORRIFIC INJURY DAMPENS BOBBY VALENTINE’S PROMISING MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER WHEN HIS SPIKES GET CAUGHT IN THE OUTFIELD’S CHAIN-LINK FENCE ATTEMPTING TO CATCH A HOME RUN BALL HIT BY DICK GREEN. THE 23-YEAR-OLD SPEEDSTER, WHO HAD STARTED THE SEASON HITTING .400 IN APRIL, SUFFERS A MULTIPLE COMPOUND LEG FRACTURE AND WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON, EVENTUALLY FINISHING HIS PLAYING DAYS AS A UTILITY PLAYER WITH THE PADRES, METS, AND MARINERS.
1977 AT WRIGLEY FIELD, THE CUBS TIE A FRANCHISE RECORD, HITTING SEVEN HOME RUNS DURING A 23-7 POUNDING OF THE PADRES. LARRY BIITTNER GOES DEEP TWICE, WITH DAVE ROSELLO, GENE CLINES, BOBBY MURCER, JERRY MORALES, AND STEVE ONTIVEROS ALSO CLEARING THE IVY.
1978 LOS ANGELES TRADES GLENN BURKE, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND RESPECTED PLAYERS ON THE TEAM, TO THE A’S FOR VETERAN OUTFIELDER BILLY NORTH, WHO HITS .234 DURING THE ONE SEASON WITH HIS NEW CLUB. AFTER REFUSING A BRIBE BY DODGER GM AL CAMPANIS IN THE OFFSEASON TO GET MARRIED, THE CLOSETED GAY PLAYER KNEW HIS TIME WITH THE DODGERS WAS NEARING AN END WITH MANAGEMENT’S AWARENESS OF HIS SEXUAL PREFERENCE.
1978 LEE LACY, PINCH-HITTING FOR DAVEY LOPES IN THE LOS ANGELES 10-1 ROUT OF THE PIRATES, GOES DEEP IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING OFF WILL MCENANEY AT DODGER STADIUM. THE UTILITY PLAYER BECOMES THE FIRST PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY TO HOMER IN THREE CONSECUTIVE AT-BATS AS A PINCH-HITTER.
1979 THE PHILLIES BEAT THE CUBS IN A FIFTY-HIT SLUGFEST IN THE WINDY CITY, 23-22. THE 11 HOME RUNS HIT IN THE GAME TIE A MAJOR LEAGUE MARK, SHARED BY CHICAGO AND THEIR OPPONENTS, 1967 REDS AND 1977 METS, WHILE PLAYING IN THE FRIENDLY CONFINES OF WRIGLEY FIELD.
AMAZON TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: THE WILDEST BALLGAME EVER, WITH BASEBALL ON THE BRINK
1984 PADRES SECOND BASEMAN ALAN WIGGINS TIES A NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORD BY STEALING FIVE BASES IN ONE GAME IN THE TEAM’S 5-4 VICTORY OVER MONTREAL AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM. DAN MCGANN (1904), DAVEY LOPES (1974), AND LONNIE SMITH (1982) ALSO ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT IN THE SENIOR CIRCUIT.
1985 THE RANGERS FIRE SKIPPER DOUG RADER AND REPLACE HIM WITH THE METS’ THIRD-BASE COACH BOBBY VALENTINE. BEFORE RETURNING TO NEW YORK IN 1996 TO MANAGE HIS FORMER TEAM, ‘BOBBY V’ WILL COMPILE A 581-605 RECORD (.490) DURING HIS EIGHT SEASONS IN TEXAS.
1992 USING ONLY 21 DATES, THE BLUE JAYS REACH THE ONE-MILLION MARK IN ATTENDANCE SOONER THAN ANY TEAM IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY. THE 1991 BLUE JAYS AND THE 1981 DODGERS SHARED THE PREVIOUS RECORD.
1993 MARINERS’ THIRD BASEMAN MIKE BLOWERS BECOMES THE 13TH PLAYER IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY TO HIT GRAND SLAMS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES. THE FOURTH INNING BASES-FULL ROUND-TRIPPER OFF CRAIG LEFFERTS CONTRIBUTES TO SEATTLE’S 16-9 VICTORY OVER TEXAS AT ARLINGTON STADIUM.
1996 TRAILING THE MARINERS, 13-10 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH AT CAMDEN YARDS, CHRIS HOILES GIVES THE ORIOLES AN INCREDIBLE COMEBACK VICTORY WITH A WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM. THE DECISIVE HOME RUN COMES ON A FULL COUNT WITH TWO OUTS OFF NORM CHARLTON.
1998 IN FRONT OF NEARLY 50,000 FANS ON BEANIE BABY DAY AT YANKEE STADIUM, DAVID WELLS RETIRES ALL 27 BATTERS HE FACES, DEFEATING THE TWINS, 4-0. THE 33-YEAR-OLD LEFT-HANDER’S GEM IS THE 13TH PERFECT GAME IN MODERN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY.
2002 AFTER THE TWINS SCORE THREE TIMES IN THE TOP OF THE 14TH AT YANKEE STADIUM TO TAKE A 13-10 LEAD, JASON GIAMBI HITS A ONE-OUT GRAND SLAM OFF RELIEVER MIKE TROMBLEY TO GIVE THE BRONX BOMBERS A ONE-RUN VICTORY. THE DRAMATIC HOME RUN BECOMES A SIGNATURE AT-BAT FOR THE NEWLY ACQUIRED SLUGGER, WHO THE NEW YORK FANS HAD NOT WARMLY ACCEPTED UNTIL NOW.
2002 DIAMONDBACK FIRST BASEMAN ERUBIEL DURAZO ESTABLISHES A FRANCHISE RECORD BY DRIVING IN NINE RUNS IN THE TEAM’S 12-9 VICTORY OVER THE PHILLIES. THE 28-YEAR-OLD MEXICAN INFIELDER SETS THE MARK WITH THREE TWO-RUN HOMERS AND A THREE-RUN DOUBLE IN THE CITIZENS BANK PARK CONTEST.
2003 THE RAYS TIE A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD WHEN THE TEAM DOES NOT RECORD A SINGLE ASSIST IN THEIR 2-0 LOSS TO THE ORIOLES AT CAMDEN YARDS. THE TAMPA BAY PITCHERS WHIFF NINE BALTIMORE BATTERS AND CATCH THE OTHER 15 OUTS ON IN THE AIR DURING THEIR EIGHT INNINGS IN THE FIELD.
2005 ERVIN SANTANA, WITH HIS FIRST TEN MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHES, ALLOWS A COLLECTIVE CYCLE TO THE FIRST FOUR INDIAN BATTERS HE FACES: A TRIPLE BY GRADY SIZEMORE, A DOUBLE BY COCO CRISP, A SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER, FOLLOWED BY A HOME RUN BLASTED BY BEN BROUSSARD. THE 22-YEAR-OLD ANGELS’ PRIZED ROOKIE RIGHT-HANDER WILL REDEEM HIMSELF BY RECORDING A FIVE-HIT SHUTOUT IN HIS SECOND MAJOR LEAGUE START, BEATING THE WHITE SOX, 4-0.
2007 SHEA STADIUM, HOME OF THE METS, BECOMES A HUGE RECORDING STUDIO WHEN SESAME STREET’S BOB MCGRATH AND A CHORUS OF 15,000 SCHOOL CHILDREN SING AN UPLIFTING TUNE TO RONALD STERLING, A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD WITH THE WISKOTT-ALDRICH SYNDROME IMMUNE DEFICIENCY DISORDER. THE NON-PROFIT GROUP, SONGS OF LOVE FOUNDATION, WHICH CREATES PERSONALIZED SONGS FOR SICK CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ARRANGED FOR THE ‘… YOU’RE A GRAND SLAM’ TUNE TO BE SUNG AND RECORDED AT THE BALLPARK, WITH THE BASEBALL-LOVING YOUNGSTER LISTENING ON THE PHONE.
2008 WITH SAN FRANCISCO’S 3-1 INTERLEAGUE LOSS TO THE WHITE SOX, BARRY ZITO BECOMES THE FIRST GIANTS HURLER IN 98 YEARS TO START A SEASON WITH EIGHT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES. JESSE BURKETT OPENED THE 1890 CAMPAIGN WITHOUT A VICTORY, ALSO LOSING EIGHT STRAIGHT DECISIONS.
2009 PUDGE RODRIGUEZ HIT HIS 300TH CAREER HOME RUN, A FOURTH-INNING SHOT OFF OF CHICAGO’S RICH HARDEN, IN THE ASTROS’ 6-5 WIN AT WRIGLEY FIELD. THE PERENNIAL ALL-STAR CATCHER WILL FINISH HIS 21-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER WITH 311 ROUND-TRIPPERS.
2011 AT TURNER FIELD, BRAVES’ CATCHER BRIAN MCCANN’S NINTH-INNING PINCH-HIT, GAME-TYING SOLO HOME RUN OFF ASTROS’ RIGHT-HANDER JEFF FULCHINO SENDING THE 1-1 CONTEST INTO EXTRA INNINGS. THE BACKSTOP FOLLOWS WITH A TWO-RUN WALK-OFF SHOT IN THE 11TH, JOINING JEFF HEATH AS THE ONLY MAJOR LEAGUERS TO HIT A NINTH-INNING GAME-TYING PINCH-HIT HOME RUN AND THEN LATER WIN THE GAME WITH A WALK-OFF HOME RUN IN EXTRAS INNINGS, A FEAT THE BOSTON LEFT-FIELDER ACCOMPLISHED IN 1949 AT BRAVES FIELD.
2012 WHEN HE PLAYS THIRD BASE IN THE BLUE JAYS’ 4-1 VICTORY OVER THE YANKEES AT THE ROGERS CENTRE, YAN GOMES BECOMES THE FIRST BRAZILIAN TO APPEAR IN A BIG-LEAGUE GAME. IN HIS DEBUT IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, THE 24-YEAR-OLD SAO PAULO NATIVE ENJOYS A 2-FOR-3 DAY AT THE PLATE.
2015 THE MARLINS FIRE MANAGER MIKE REDMOND (155-207) AFTER EXTENDING HIS CONTRACT BEFORE THE FINAL GAME OF LAST SEASON AS A REWARD FOR IMPROVING THE CLUB’S PERFORMANCE BY 15 VICTORIES. THE 44-YEAR-OLD SKIPPER, AFTER HIS TEAM GETS OFF TO A DISAPPOINTING 16-22 START, WILL BE REPLACED BY THE TEAM’S GENERAL MANAGER DAN JENNINGS, WHO HAS NEVER PLAYED IN THE MAJORS AND HAS NEVER MANAGED AT ANY PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.
2016 THE BRAVES DISMISS MANAGER FREDI GONZALEZ AFTER THE TEAM GETS OFF TO A 9-28 START, A GAME WORSE THAN THE FIRST 37 GAMES PLAYED BY THE 1962 METS, HISTORICALLY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE WORST TEAMS IN BASEBALL HISTORY. DURING THE DEPARTED SKIPPER’S FIRST THREE SEASONS IN ATLANTA, THE CLUB WON 279 GAMES FROM 2011 TO 2013, THE BEST RECORD IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE DURING THAT SPAN.
MAY 17, 1969 – THE NEWSPAPERS.COM FOOTBALL HISTORY HEADLINE OF THE DAY COMES FROM THE DECEMBER 10, 1969 CLARION-LEDGER IN JACKSONVILLE, MISSISSIPPI WHICH PLACED IN BOLDFACE PRINT: “NFL GIVES ‘69-’70 SCHEDULE” THE ARTICLE DECLARES THAT THE BALTIMORE COLTS, CLEVELAND BROWNS & PITTSBURGH STEELERS ALL AGREED TO GO FROM NFL TO JOIN THE 10 AFL FRANCHISES IN THE NEW AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE IN NFL AS PART OF THE MERGER OF THE TWO RIVAL LEAGUES. NFL PRESIDENT AND OWNER OF THE BROWNS, ART MODELL, DECLARED THAT THE TRANSFER OF THE THREE LONGTIME NFL TEAMS WAS TO BALANCE OUT THE TEAMS IN THE TWO CONFERENCES. IT IS INTERESTING IN RETROSPECT HOW MUCH IT ALSO SHIFTED THE POWER OF THE CONFERENCES AS IN THE DECADE FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER BALTIMORE AND PITTSBURGH ACCOUNTED FOR 5 OF THE TEN SUPER BOWL TITLES.
MAY 17, 1912 – PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA – CLARENCE “ACE” PARKER, DUKE UNIVERSITY’S QUARTERBACK/HALFBACK FROM 1934 THROUGH 1936 WAS BORN. THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME PROUDLY PLACED A DISPLAY IN HONOR OF ACE PARKER INTO THEIR LEGENDARY MUSEUM IN 1955. ACE PARKER’S BRILLIANT PRO CAREER WAS MEMORALIZED IN THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME WHEN THEY ENSHRINED HIM IN 1972.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
44 – 36
MAY 17, 1925 – CLEVELAND INDIANS CENTERFIELDER TRIS SPEAKER REACHED HIS 3,000TH HIT IN HIS MLB CAREER. IN 1914 SPEAKER WON THE AL BATTING TITLE WITH 193 HITS AND A .338 BATTING AVERAGE.
MAY 17, 1970 – BRAVES LEGEND NUMBER 44, HANK AARON REACHED THE 3000 HIT PLATEAU FOR HIS MLB CAREER. AT THE END OF QUITE AN ILLUATRIOUS CAREER HAMMERIN’ HANK HAD AMASSED 3771 HITS.
MAY 17, 1984 – IT DOESN’T OCCUR VERY OFTEN BUT CINCINNATI REDS ACE PITCHER MARIO SOTO, NUMBER 36 THREW 4 STRIKEOUTS IN ONE INNING.
|MLB REGULAR SEASON GAMES||TIME ET||TV|
|PITTSBURGH AT DETROIT||1:10PM||MLBN|
|MINNESOTA AT LA DODGERS||3:10PM||SPECTRUM|
|CINCINNATI AT COLORADO||3:10PM||ATTSN-RM|
|ARIZONA AT OAKLAND||3:37PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|PHILADELPHIA AT SAN FRANCISCO||3:45PM||NBCS-BAY|
|KANSAS CITY AT SAN DIEGO||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|LA ANGELS AT BALTIMORE||6:35PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|WASHINGTON AT MIAMI||6:40PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|NY YANKEES AT TORONTO||7:07PM||YES|
|TAMPA BAY AT NY METS||7:10PM||MLBN|
|SEATTLE AT BOSTON||7:10PM||MLBN|
|MILWAUKEE AT ST. LOUIS||7:45PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|ATLANTA AT TEXAS||8:05PM||MLBN|
|CHI. CUBS AT HOUSTON||8:10PM||MARQ|
|CLEVELAND AT CHI. WHITE SOX||8:10PM||MLBN|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|EAST FINALS GAME 1: MIAMI AT BOSTON||8:30PM||TNT|
|WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE: EVERTON VS ARSENAL||1:15PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: MANCHESTER CITY VS REAL MADRID||3:00PM||CBS|
|ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP: MIDDLESBROUGH VS COVENTRY CITY||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE: WEST HAM UNITED VS CHELSEA FC||3:15PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL CHALLENGE CUP: RACING LOUISVILLE FC VS KANSAS CITY CURRENT||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|MLS: PHILADELPHIA UNION VS DC UNITED||7:30PM||FS1|
|MLS: ATLANTA UNITED VS COLORADO RAPIDS||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: CHARLOTTE VS CHICAGO FIRE||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: CINCINNATI VS CF MONTRÉAL||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: COLUMBUS CREW VS LA GALAXY||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: ORLANDO CITY SC VS NEW YORK CITY||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: PHILADELPHIA UNION VS DC UNITED||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: TORONTO FC VS NEW YORK RB||7:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: DALLAS VS VANCOUVER WHITECAPS||8:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: NASHVILLE SC VS INTER MIAMI||8:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: MINNESOTA UNITED VS HOUSTON DYNAMO||8:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: REAL SALT LAKE VS PORTLAND TIMBERS||9:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC VS AUSTIN||10:30PM||APPLE TV|
|MLS: LOS ANGELES FC VS SPORTING KC||10:30PM||APPLE TV|