INDIANA HIGH SCHOLL FOOTBALL WEEK 6
ADAMS CENTRAL (5-0) AT SOUTH ADAMS (4-1)
ALEXANDRIA (4-1) AT MISSISSINEWA (2-3)
ANDREAN (3-2) AT HOBART (3-2)
ATTICA (0-5) AT NORTH VERMILLION (2-3)
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (2-3) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (1-4)
BENTON CENTRAL (3-2) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (5-0)
BLACKFORD (1-4) AT EASTBROOK (3-2)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (4-1) AT SOUTHPORT (0-5)
BLUFFTON (3-2) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (0-5)
BOONE GROVE (2-3) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (5-0)
BOONVILLE (3-2) AT MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (4-1)
BREMEN (2-3) AT JOHN GLENN (3-2)
BROWN COUNTY (0-5) AT GREENCASTLE (2-3)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (0-5) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (0-5)
CARMEL (3-2) AT NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-5)
CARROLL (FLORA) (5-0) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-4)
CASTLE (4-1) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (5-0)
CENTERVILLE (4-1) AT NORTHEASTERN (4-1)
CHARLESTOWN (4-1) AT SCOTTSBURG (0-5)
CHURUBUSCO (3-2) AT FREMONT (2-3)
CLINTON CENTRAL (0-5) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (3-2)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (4-1) AT DELPHI (1-4)
COLUMBUS EAST (3-2) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (2-3)
CONNERSVILLE (4-1) AT SPEEDWAY (3-2)
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (3-2) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (3-2)
COVINGTON (1-4) AT PARKE HERITAGE (1-4)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (2-3) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (2-3)
CROWN POINT (5-0) AT VALPARAISO (4-1)
CULVER ACADEMY (1-4) AT NORTH JUDSON (5-0)
DANVILLE (2-3) AT SOUTHMONT (5-0)
DECATUR CENTRAL (2-3) AT PLAINFIELD (2-3)
DELTA (3-2) AT NEW CASTLE (1-4)
EAST CENTRAL (4-1) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (5-0)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (1-4) AT HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-1)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-4) AT NORTH HARRISON (3-2)
ELKHART (4-1) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (2-3)
EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-4) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (3-2)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (1-4) AT VINCENNES LINCOLN (3-2)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (3-2) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (3-2)
FAIRFIELD (4-1) AT ANGOLA (3-2)
FISHERS (3-2) AT AVON (0-5)
FOREST PARK (1-4) AT SOUTH SPENCER (2-3)
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (2-3) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (3-2)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (2-3) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (1-4)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (3-2) AT HOMESTEAD (3-2)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (4-1) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-3)
FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-5) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-0)
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (2-3) AT SEEGER (3-2)
FRANKLIN (3-2) AT MOORESVILLE (5-0)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-3) AT NOBLESVILLE (2-3)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-4) AT GREENSBURG (1-4)
FRANKTON (2-3) AT OAK HILL (5-0)
FRONTIER (2-3) AT NORTH NEWTON (0-4)
GARRETT (0-5) AT WEST NOBLE (4-1)
GIBSON SOUTHERN (5-0) AT HERITAGE HILLS (3-2)
GOSHEN (1-4) AT CONCORD (2-3)
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (4-1) AT NEW PALESTINE (5-0)
GREENWOOD (1-4) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (1-4)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (1-0) AT EDINBURGH (4-1)
GRIFFITH (1-4) AT CALUMET (5-0)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (3-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (3-2)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (3-2) AT TWIN LAKES (1-4)
HAMMOND NOLL (0-4) AT RIVER FOREST (3-2)
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (4-1) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (4-1)
HERITAGE (3-2) AT LAPEL (2-3)
HIGHLAND (1-4) AT MUNSTER (3-2)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (2-3) AT DEKALB (1-4)
INDIAN CREEK (3-2) AT EDGEWOOD (1-4)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (3-1) AT HAMMOND MORTON (0-5)
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (5-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (5-0)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (5-0) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (3-1)
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-3) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (3-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (1-4) AT ANDERSON (2-3)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (0-5) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (1-3)
JASPER (2-3) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-5)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (4-1) AT LOWELL (2-3)
LAKE CENTRAL (3-2) AT MICHIGAN CITY (1-4)
LAKELAND (2-3) AT CENTRAL NOBLE (2-3)
LAVILLE (5-0) AT KNOX (3-2)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (3-2) AT CENTER GROVE (4-1)
LAWRENCE NORTH (2-3) AT BEN DAVIS (3-2)
LAWRENCEBURG (4-1) AT BATESVILLE (2-3)
LEO (3-2) AT BELLMONT (0-5)
LEWIS CASS (5-0) AT WESTERN (2-3)
LINTON-STOCKTON (5-0) AT NORTH DAVIESS (4-1)
LOGANSPORT (4-1) AT MARION (0-5)
MADISON-GRANT (4-1) AT ELWOOD (0-5)
MCCUTCHEON (1-4) AT KOKOMO (5-0)
MERRILLVILLE (4-1) AT LAPORTE (1-4)
MILAN (2-3) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (3-2)
MISHAWAKA (5-0) AT WARSAW (4-1)
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-3) AT PENN (3-2)
MITCHELL (1-4) AT MADISON (2-3)
MONROE CENTRAL (2-2) AT WES-DEL (0-5)
MONROVIA (2-3) AT BEECH GROVE (2-3)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (2-3) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (2-3)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-5) AT RICHMOND (0-5)
NEW ALBANY (1-4) AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH (2-3)
NEW HAVEN (2-3) AT COLUMBIA CITY (4-1)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (1-3) AT PARK TUDOR (4-1)
NORTH MIAMI (3-2) AT MACONAQUAH (4-1)
NORTH PUTNAM (1-4) AT CASCADE (2-3)
NORTH WHITE (2-2) AT CASTON (0-5)
NORTHFIELD (2-3) AT WABASH (1-4)
NORTHWOOD (5-0) AT PLYMOUTH (0-5)
NORWELL (5-0) AT EAST NOBLE (3-2)
OWEN VALLEY (5-0) AT SULLIVAN (3-2)
PAOLI (3-2) AT EASTERN GREENE (1-4)
PERRY CENTRAL (4-1) AT CLARKSVILLE (2-3)
PERU (2-3) AT ROCHESTER (4-1)
PHALEN ACADEMY (0-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (2-2)
PIKE CENTRAL (0-5) AT NORTH KNOX (2-3)
PIONEER (2-3) AT TRITON (4-1)
PORTAGE (1-4) AT CHESTERTON (1-4)
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (1-4) AT EASTSIDE (3-2)
PROVIDENCE (4-0) AT HOLY CROSS (KY.)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (3-2) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (3-2)
RUSHVILLE (2-3) AT NORTH DECATUR (5-0)
SALEM (1-4) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (2-3)
SEYMOUR (3-2) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (4-1)
SHELBYVILLE (1-4) AT YORKTOWN (4-1)
SHENANDOAH (2-3) AT HAGERSTOWN (4-1)
SILVER CREEK (3-2) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-4)
SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-4) AT NEW PRAIRIE (5-0)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-5) AT JIMTOWN (3-2)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (3-2) AT SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (1-4)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-4) AT LAKE STATION (2-3)
SOUTH DECATUR (2-3) AT CLOVERDALE (1-4)
SOUTH PUTNAM (4-1) AT WEST VIGO (2-3)
SOUTHRIDGE (4-1) AT TELL CITY (1-4)
SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (2-3)
SOUTHWOOD (3-2) AT MANCHESTER (0-5)
SPRINGS VALLEY (3-2) AT CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-5)
TAYLOR (1-4) AT SHERIDAN (4-1)
TECUMSEH (5-0) AT NORTH POSEY (4-1)
TERRE HAUTE NORTH (1-4) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (2-3)
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (3-2) AT NORTHVIEW (4-1)
TIPPECANOE VALLEY (5-0) AT WHITKO (0-5)
TIPTON (2-3) AT NORTHWESTERN (1-4)
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN (2-3) AT TRI-COUNTY (1-4)
TRI (4-1) AT WINCHESTER (2-3)
TRITON CENTRAL (4-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (1-3)
TRI-WEST (4-1) AT LEBANON (3-2)
UNION CITY (1-4) AT UNION COUNTY (2-3)
WARREN CENTRAL (2-3) AT PIKE (0-5)
WASHINGTON (1-4) AT PRINCETON (0-5)
WAWASEE (1-4) AT NORTHRIDGE (2-3)
WEST CENTRAL (4-1) AT SOUTH NEWTON (4-1)
WESTERN BOONE (4-1) AT FRANKFORT (1-4)
WESTFIELD (3-2) AT BROWNSBURG (5-0)
WHEELER (2-3) AT WHITING (2-2)
WHITELAND (5-0) AT MARTINSVILLE (4-1)
WINAMAC (1-4) AT CULVER (2-3)
WOODLAN (2-3) AT JAY COUNTY (2-3)
ZIONSVILLE (4-1) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (5-0)
INDIANA HS FOOTBALL POLL WEEK 6
|2. Center Grove||(5)||4-1||314||2|
|3. Indpls Cathedral||–||3-1||260||3|
|4. Hamilton Southeastern||–||5-0||230||4|
|(tie) Carroll (Fort Wayne)||–||5-0||162||7|
|7. Indpls Ben Davis||–||3-2||154||8|
|9. Crown Point||–||5-0||60||NR|
Others receiving votes: Fishers 40. Lawrence Central 18. Elkhart 14. Penn 8.
|4. Ft. Wayne Snider||–||4-1||242||4|
|7. Bloomington South||–||4-1||120||T10|
|8. Lafayette Harrison||–||4-1||94||NR|
|9. Ft. Wayne North||–||3-2||88||T10|
Others receiving votes: Decatur Central 26. Ft. Wayne Dwenger 4. Ev. North 2. Columbus East 2. Terre Haute South 2.
|1. New Palestine||(15)||5-0||336||1|
|2. Indpls Roncalli||(2)||5-0||306||2|
|5. E. Central||–||4-1||184||4|
|6. New Prairie||–||5-0||172||T5|
|8. Indpls Brebeuf||–||3-1||104||8|
|9. Ev. Reitz||–||5-0||80||9|
Others receiving votes: Ev. Memorial 22. Greenfield 10. Mt. Vernon (Hancock) 8. Hobart 2. Northview 2.
|1. W. Lafayette||(11)||5-0||326||1|
|2. Gibson Southern||(1)||5-0||284||2|
|3. Indpls Chatard||(5)||3-2||270||3|
|6. Oak Hill||–||5-0||140||7|
|7. Hanover Central||–||5-0||102||10|
|8. Western Boone||–||4-1||98||8|
|9. Owen Valley||–||5-0||60||NR|
Others receiving votes: Guerin Catholic 46. Southridge 30. Tippecanoe Valley 22. Yorktown 12. Vincennes 10. Calumet 4. Jimtown 4. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 2.
|2. Indpls Scecina||(1)||5-0||290||2|
|5. Ev. Mater Dei||–||3-2||176||8|
|6. Triton Central||–||4-1||170||T6|
|8. Heritage Christian||–||3-2||58||T6|
|9. Lafayette Catholic||–||3-2||54||NR|
Others receiving votes: Ft. Wayne Luers 38. Southmont 26. N. Posey 22. Brownstown 20. Eastside 16. Eastbrook 12. Rochester 6.
|1. Indpls Lutheran||(15)||5-0||332||1|
|2. Adams Central||(2)||5-0||304||2|
|3. N. Judson||–||5-0||242||3|
|4. N. Decatur||–||5-0||228||5|
|5. S. Adams||–||4-1||178||6|
|6. Carroll (Flora)||–||5-0||146||8|
|7. Indpls Park Tudor||–||4-1||136||4|
|8. S. Putnam||–||4-1||82||9|
Others receiving votes: Sheridan 40. Providence 24. Tri 16. Covenant Christian 6. Edinburgh 4.
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:
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WEEK FOUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
WEST VIRGINIA AT VIRGINIA TECH | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
COASTAL CAROLINA AT GEORGIA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
CHATTANOOGA AT ILLINOIS | 8:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
VIRGINIA AT SYRACUSE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
NEVADA AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | FS1
BOISE STATE AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
KENT STATE AT GEORGIA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MARYLAND AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | FOX
CLEMSON AT WAKE FOREST | 12 P.M. | ABC
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
RHODE ISLAND AT PITT | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
MISSOURI AT AUBURN | 12 P.M. | ESPN
BOWLING GREEN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
DUKE AT KANSAS | 12 P.M. | FS1
SOUTH FLORIDA AT LOUISVILLE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3
BUFFALO AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
UMASS AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
FORDHAM AT OHIO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MINNESOTA AT MICHIGAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
FLORIDA AT TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
JAMES MADISON AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TOLEDO AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
FIU AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NORTH TEXAS AT MEMPHIS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TULSA AT OLE MISS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
OREGON AT WASHINGTON STATE | 4 P.M. | FOX
AKRON AT LIBERTY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
NAVY AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
BALL STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT OLD DOMINION | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
RICE AT HOUSTON | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT KENTUCKY | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
ARKANSAS VS. TEXAS A&M (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) | 7 P.M. | ESPN
IOWA AT RUTGERS | 7 P.M. | FS1
SOUTHERN MISS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UNLV AT UTAH STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
HOUSTON BAPTIST AT TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
MARSHALL AT TROY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
VANDERBILT AT ALABAMA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WISCONSIN AT OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
UCONN AT NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3
NEW MEXICO AT LSU | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT PURDUE | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
KANSAS STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 8 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE AT FLORIDA STATE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
LOUISIANA AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
USC AT OREGON STATE | 9:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
STANFORD AT WASHINGTON | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT SAN JOSE STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NFL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
DETROIT LIONS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P FOX
ATLANTA FALCONS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P FOX
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 6:20P (MT) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2022
MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (TOTTENHAM) 2:30P (BST) 9:30A NFLN
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CHICAGO BEARS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK JETS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 4:05P (ET) 4:05P FOX
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS
DENVER BRONCOS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2022
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BOSTON 5 CINCINNATI 3
TORONTO 18 PHILADELPHIA 11
NY YANKEES 9 PITTSBURGH 8
HOUSTON 5 TAMPA BAY 0
DETROIT 3 BALTIMORE 2
LA ANGELS 5 TEXAS 2
CLEVELAND 10 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 7 (11)
KANSAS CITY 5 MINNESOTA 4
OAKLAND 4 SEATTLE 1
LA DODGERS 6 ARIZONA 5
CHICAGO CUBS 2 MIAMI 1
ATLANTA 3 WASHINGTON 2
NY METS 7 MILWAUKEE 5
SAN FRANCISCO 6 COLORADO 3
SAN DIEGO 5 ST. LOUIS 0
ARIZONA 5 LA DODGERS 2
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 7 ST. PAUL 3
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
JUDGE’S 60TH HOMER SPARKS 5-RUN 9TH, YANKS STUN PIRATES 9-8
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge sent a sinker soaring into the left-field bleachers, another of his no-doubt drives, and circled the bases for the 60th time.
Modest throughout a march into history that now has him level with Babe Ruth, Judge then took a moment far more rare than one of his long balls — a curtain call.
“I really didn’t want to do it, especially, we’re losing, it’s a solo shot,” he said, recalling how his leadoff homer in the ninth inning only cut the Yankees’ deficit to three runs.
Eleven minutes later, Judge and the Yankees felt free to let loose.
Giancarlo Stanton followed Judge’s drive with a game-ending grand slam, completing New York’s stunning five-run, ninth-inning rally to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8 on Tuesday night.
“I kind of lost my mind,” said Judge, one homer shy of matching Roger Maris’ American League season record. “That’s a signature Giancarlo Stanton 10-foot(-high) laser to the outfield. I had a good front-row seat for that one. I think the whole team lost its mind and the stadium erupted.”
Judge homered on a 3-1 pitch from Wil Crowe (5-10) to match Ruth’s total from 1927, which stood as the big league record until Maris broke it 34 years later.
Judge got to 60 in Game 147 — no debate on the length of the season, like what surrounded Maris’ pursuit to the point his hair fell out. Judge is on pace for the AL’s first Triple Crown in a decade, leading in home runs, RBIs (128) and batting average (.316).
No one else in the majors has more than 40 homers.
“To be that far ahead of the field,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone marveled, “it’s hard for me to grip.”
Judge dropped his bat near the plate — he never flips — and when he finished his trot after his 430-foot drive, he exchanged a high-five with Anthony Rizzo, a hug with Gleyber Torres and slaps with Josh Donaldson. Judge walked up and down the dugout to receive congratulations and then emerged from the dugout steps and ever so briefly tipped his helmet to fans.
“I kind of joked around with Matt Carpenter earlier in the year, I think he had two homers in a game or something like that and he got a curtain call,” Judge said. “Man, I’ve been here six years and I’ve only got one curtain call. So I guess it takes hitting 60 to get another one.”
Rizzo doubled, Torres walked and Donaldson singled to load the bases. Stanton, mired in a 9-for-72 slump, sent a changeup half a dozen rows into the left-field seats, capping a 19-pitch sequence that will long be replayed and set off a raucous celebration among what remained of the crowd of 40,157. The drive, Stanton’s record-tying third game-ending slam, was calculated by MLB at 118 mph.
“I think they need to recalculate the 118. That felt more like 130,” Boone said.
Roger Maris Jr. and Kevin Maris, sons of the former player, were both on hand. Stanton noted Judge’s understated manner.
“He hit 60 tonight, and it’s like nothing happened. He’s got more work to do,” said Stanton, who hit 59 for Miami five years ago.
Crowe’s great-great uncle, Hall of Famer Red Ruffing, was Ruth’s teammate on the Yankees in the 1930s. Crowe visited Ruffing’s plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park before the game.
“He did what he was supposed to do with it,” Crowe said of Judge, “3-1 count, I’m not going to put him on. I felt like I wanted to go after him. Started away, came back in. He put a good swing on a bad pitch.”
Aroldis Chapman (3-3) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth as the Yankees maintained a 5 1/2-game AL East lead over Toronto.
Bryan Reynolds had tied it 4-4 with a solo seventh-inning homer off Lou Trivino, then hit a go-ahead single off Jonathan Loáisiga in the eighth for his fourth hit.
Rodolfo Castro — the player suspended for a game by Major League Baseball last month after a smartphone flew out of his pocket during a headfirst slide — followed with a three-run homer against Clay Holmes.
Harrison Bader had a pair of go-ahead singles and drove in three runs in his debut for the Yankees.
Once Judge hits No. 61, the only ones with more in a season will have been Barry Bonds (73), Mark McGwire (70 and 65) and Sammy Sosa (66, 64, 63), accomplishments all from 1998-2001 stained by the Steroids Era.
Judge’s accomplishment is without taint.
“I think it puts it a notch above,” Boone said. “I got to believe it’s right there with some of the best very short list of all-time seasons.”
Donaldson hit a game-ending slam that beat Tampa Bay 8-7 in 10 innings on Aug. 17. The Yankees joined the 1956 Pittsburgh Pirates (Danny Kravitz and Roberto Clemente) as the only teams to hit multiple walk-off slams when trailing by three runs. Clemente’s was inside the park.
Pittsburgh made two errors and leads the major leagues with 108.
Former Yankees 3B Charlie Hayes, who caught the final out of the 1996 World Series, threw a ceremonial first pitch to his son, Pirates 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes.
Pittsburgh promoted six players to Triple-A Indianapolis following the end of the season at Double-A Altoona: RHPs Quinn Priester and Colin Selby, 2B-C-OF Endy Rodriguez, INF Aaron Shackelford, 3B Malcom Nunez and OF Matt Gorski. “Now we have another 10 days of at-bats we can get them,” manager Derek Shelton said. “Losing 2020 was so vital for organizations like ours. The more reps we can get them, the better it is.”
Yankees: RHP Frankie Montas received a second cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder and went on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Saturday. … LHP Zack Britton (Tommy John surgery) pitched a one-hit inning for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his eighth rehab outing. RHP Miguel Castro (strained shoulder) pitched a hitless inning for the RailRiders.
New York RHP Luis Severino (5-3, 3.45 ERA) starts Wednesday after recovering from a lat strain that has sidelined him since July 13. RHP Roansy Contreras (5-4, 3.24) pitches for the Pirates.
RED SOX GET 3 HRS IN 5-3 WIN; REDS SET MARK FOR HIT BATTERS
CINCINNATI (AP) J.D. Martinez and Rob Refsnyder hit solo homers, and Rafael Devers had a two-run shot as the Boston Red Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Red Sox rookie right-hander Brayan Bello (2-6) ended a streak of 44 1/3 innings without allowing a homer as TJ Friedl had a solo shot in the third inning. Bello gave up the run and eight hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked two.
“They put pressure on him, but he made some pitches, some swings and misses,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “He’s still learning but he’s getting better. We want him to use certain pitches, be aggressive with it and trust his stuff.”
Reds rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo (4-7), who had 22 strikeouts and no walks over his previous two starts, struggled with his control against Boston. He walked three and hit three batters over his five innings, giving the Reds a major league-record 99 hit batters this season – eclipsing the Chicago Cubs’ total of 98 last year.
Lodolo became the first Reds pitcher to hit three or more batters in a game twice in a season since Harry Thielman in 1902. He also hit three batters at St. Louis on July 16. Lodolo has hit at least one batter in nine of his last 10 starts and has totaled 18 this season.
“The curve didn’t have the right shape tonight,” Lodolo said. “If that pitch would have been a little bit better we could have got away with more stuff.”
Bello needed only nine pitches to retire the Reds in order in the first with two strikeouts. He retired three straight to leave the bases loaded in the second.
“Bello had a really good tight slider,” Reds manager David Bell said. “That was the key to the game. We were able to get the bases loaded and not being able to score that inning, it affected us the rest of the game.”
Martinez’s triple off the center-field wall in the third drove him the game’s first run. Friedl hustled over from left field to retrieve the ball and prevent an inside-the-park home run. Martinez said he was disappointed that third base coach Carlos Febles put up the stop sign.
“I said, `What are you doing, dude? You know I have the closing speed at the end,'” Martinez said. “I was thinking, this is my chance, this is it. But I was gassed.”
After Friedl tied the score in the bottom half, Refsnyder put Boston back ahead in the fourth with a solo homer, his fifth of the season. Martinez extended the lead with his 12th homer an inning later and Devers’ 27th homer off Hunter Strickland made the score 5-1 in the ninth.
Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth against Matt Strahm, who walked in a run. He was replaced by John Schreiber who allowed a sacrifice fly but got the final out for his eighth save.
Reds CF Nick Senzel left the game after crashing into the wall attempting to catch Martinez’s triple in the third. Senzel told reporters after the game that he broke his toe and is out for the season. Bell said moments earlier that he was still waiting on results of another X-ray. “His toe hit the bottom of the wall, the unpadded part,” Bell said. “We took x-rays but will take one again tomorrow.”
Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (right hip inflammation) is having season-ending arthroscopic hip surgery next week in New York. … RHP Kutter Crawford (right shoulder impingement) will not pitch again this season for Boston but will continue to rehab.
Reds: RHP Graham Ashcraft (right biceps soreness) is expected to come off the injured list to start Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ashcraft currently is rehabbing at Triple-A Louisville.
RHP Connor Seabold (0-2, 11.91) is expected to make his fourth start of the season for the Red Sox in the finale of the two-game series. Reds RHP Chase Anderson (1-3, 6.43) will make his fifth start of the season.
CHAPMAN, BRADLEY GO DEEP, BLUE JAYS OUTSLUG PHILLIES 18-11
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Toronto interim manager John Schneider walked out of the clubhouse after his team scored in all but one inning and – this was almost as big as its 10 extra-base hits – had fans inside Philadelphia’s ballpark chanting “Let’s go, Blue Jays!” and simply deadpanned: “Pitchers’ duel.”
Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer in the first inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. added a three-run shot in the ninth and the Blue Jays used 21 hits to rough up the Phillies 18-11 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams headed in opposite directions as they play for wild-card berths.
The Blue Jays are in better shape, not only as winners of five of seven games, but with a firm grip on the top wild-card spot in the American League. The Phillies, who suffered a three-game weekend sweep at Atlanta, lost their fifth straight game.
Philadelphia kept a 2 1/2-game lead (plus the tiebreaker) over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final National League wild-card spot. The Mets beat the Brewers 7-5.
Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-best 40th homer of the season for the Phillies in the eighth, a three-run shot that made it 14-10. He became the first Phillies slugger to hit 40 since Ryan Howard did it from 2006-2009.
J.T. Realmuto hit his 20th homer and went 5 for 5 for the Phillies, driving in two runs and scoring twice.
Raimel Tapia and Danney Jansen each had three RBIs for the Blue Jays. Toronto scored in every inning but the fourth. Jansen, though, struck out against backup catcher-turned-reliever Garrett Stubbs in the ninth to chants of “Stubbs! Stubbs! Stubbs!”
The Phillies have 15 games left, including five more on this final homestand of the season. Toronto has 14 more to go and just opened a six-game road trip.
“You go through lulls in the season and this isn’t the greatest spot to go in, right?” 2021 NL MVP Bryce Harper said. “We lost but I think it’s a stepping stone into tomorrow and hopefully the offense can show up, defense can show up and pitching, as well. We’re going to need that down the stretch and into the postseason.”
Harper stuck an optimistic tone with his postseason talk. But they’re not going to get there – or last long if they do – with the way they played against the Blue Jays; the crucial mistakes in the middle innings, first when Harper was doubled up to end a rally in the fifth and then shortstop Bryson Stott’s two-base error in the sixth that led to an unearned run.
Trailing 7-1 in the fifth, the Phillies broke though against Toronto starter Ross Stripling. Dalton Guthrie made it 7-2 on a solo shot for his first big league homer. Rhys Hoskins had a run-scoring double and Harper and Realmuto added consecutive RBI singles that made it 7-5.
Blue Jays reliever Zach Pop (3-0) helped them escape the inning when he retired Stott on a flyout to center and George Springer caught Harper at second to end the threat.
“We just have to get back to winning and if we keep playing the way we’re playing, we’re going to do that,” Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson said.
Stripling gave up nine hits and five runs in of four-plus innings, ending a streak of 16 straight starts of allowing three or less earned runs, one shy of tying the franchise mark.
“It wasn’t a good day to be a pitcher on either team, for sure,” Stripling said. “But we kind of showed our strength today which is the ability to pour it on at times. We really showed that off today.”
Kyle Gibson (10-7) couldn’t get it done and was left in to get battered around for seven runs and 12 hits over five innings. His trouble started early when Chapman’s 27th homer on a drive into the left field seats made it 3-0 in the first inning. The Blue Jays scored two in the second and tacked on single runs in the third and sixth to get the run-scoring rolling.
“You kind of knew it was one of those nights around the third or fourth inning,” Schneider said.
The Blue Jays fell shy of the 29 hits and 28 runs they scored against the Red Sox in July.
The Blue Jays hit five leadoff doubles and seven overall. Toscar Hernandez had four hits and set a career high with 30 doubles. Vlad Guerrero Jr. extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.316 over that span).
Phillies CF Brandon Marsh left after the third inning with a left knee contusion after running into a wall trying to make a catch. Phillies OF Nick Castellanos could begin a rehab assignment this week as part of his return from a strained oblique. Castellanos has only 13 home runs and 61 RBIs in the first season of a $100 million, five-year contract.
The Phillies send RHP Zack Wheeler (11-7, 3.07 ERA) to the mound against RHP Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.45). Wheeler, the 2021 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, will make his first start since Aug. 20. He missed with five starts with right forearm tendinitis.
RAYS’ SHANE MCCLANAHAN PULLED VS ASTROS WITH NECK TIGHTNESS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan was pulled in the fifth inning with neck tightness during a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
“He did not want to come out, was not happy about that, but we’re trying to make the best decision,” manager Kevin Cash said.
The AL All-Star Game starter and Cy Young Award contender allowed five runs for only the second time this season, pushing his ERA to 2.36. McClanahan (12-6) was making his second start after returning from the 15-day injured list due to a left shoulder impingement.
“It was like full extension and I just felt a little tweak or something like that, but it went away immediately,” McClanahan said. “I guess they saw it as I was stretching it out or whatever, but I feel fine. I cannot stress that enough.
“Middle of September, I respect the precautionary move. I am just getting off the IL, so I can see, I guess, the err of caution.”
McClanahan walked Jose Altuve leading off the fifth, then threw three straight balls to Jeremy Pena. Cash and a trainer then came out of the dugout and pulled McClanahan, even after the 25-year-old appeared to tell Cash, “I’m good.”
“I think we all understand how important he is to our club, and if I see something that’s uncharacteristic, I think the best decision is to pull him out of the ball game,” Cash said. “It’s OK for him to be mad at me.”
McClanahan walked four and allowed five hits while throwing 80 pitches.
Pena hit a three-run homer, Altuve scored three runs and the Astros won for the ninth time in 10 games a day after clinching the AL West championship. It was Houston’s 17th shutout of the season and they improved their AL-leading ERA to 2.90.
“Our pitchers have been dominating all year. It’s impressive to watch,” Pena said. “I’m the biggest fan from shortstop.”
Altuve reached base and scored on each of his first three plate appearances, all against McClanahan. Pena’s 19th homer came in the third inning after Altuve’s second hit, putting the Astros up 4-0 before the Rays had a hit.
“That’s the mentality in the clubhouse,” Pena said. “Clinching was the first step, but we know we have a long way to go and the job’s not finished.”
Kyle Tucker drove in Houston’s first run with a double in the first for his 100th RBI of the season.
The Rays went into the day one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays and a half-game ahead of the Seattle Mariners in the chase for the AL’s top wild card.
Houston starter Cristian Javier (10-9) gave up only one hit, a two-out single in the fifth by Christian Bethancourt. Javier won his fourth straight start, striking out six in five innings.
Ryan Pressly got the final two outs with the bases loaded for his 29th save in 33 attempts.
A double and a single by Wander Franco were the only other hits for Tampa Bay.
Yandy Diaz doubled in the eighth as a pinch hitter for the Astros, his first major league hit.
Astros: DH Yordan Alvarez, who left Monday’s game early with an apparent ankle injury after a slide into second base, was out of the lineup. Manager Dusty Baker said Alvarez’s planned day off was moved up from Wednesday.
Rays: 2B Brandon Lowe took an injection for his lower back discomfort. He will re-evaluated Thursday, when he is eligible to come off the injured list.
NO CHAMPAGNE FOR BAKER
Baker wasn’t much of a participant in the Astros’ champagne celebration after they clinched the AL West on Monday night.
“I’m not a real champagne man. I had some people get on me because I don’t like champagne. Now it’s back to work,” he said. “It was fun. It was really fun for the first-time guys. If you haven’t been through it, there’s nothing like it.”
RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1, 2.34) will make his seventh start of the season for the Astros in Wednesday night’s series finale against RHP Corey Kluber (10-9, 4.44).
WENTZ SHARP FOR TIGERS IN 3-2 VICTORY OVER BALTIMORE
BALTIMORE (AP) Joey Wentz took a shutout into the sixth inning and Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Wentz (2-2) allowed two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. It was the third time in five big league starts that the rookie has held the opposition scoreless.
Baddoo’s 448-foot home run in the third opened the scoring, bringing home two runs. Carpenter added a solo shot in the seventh.
“I felt good the whole night,” Carpenter said.
Rookie standout Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh for Baltimore’s first runs of the series. The Tigers routed the Orioles 11-0 the previous night.
Austin Voth (5-3) allowed two runs and six hits in five innings for the Orioles, who have lost four of five. Baltimore entered the night five games behind Seattle for the American League’s final wild card.
“We’re not the only team that’s played this many games,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “I think the league’s tired. It’s part of being a big leaguer at the end of September and we’ve got to learn how to push through it.”
It was a bit of an adventure for Detroit after Wentz left the game. Alex Lange allowed a walk but struck out Ramon Urias with two on for the final out of the sixth. Joe Jimenez allowed Henderson’s two-out homer and then a single by Ryan Mountcastle. Andrew Chafin then came on and walked a batter before striking out Adley Rutschman to end the seventh.
“We felt like we were on our heels,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We were just trying to get to the finish line. We had to use a lot of guys to do it.”
Chafin yielded a leadoff single in the eighth, but a double play helped him through that inning. Gregory Soto worked a perfect ninth for his 26th save in 28 chances.
The bottom of Baltimore’s order did much of the damage. Jeimer Candelario had four hits in the No. 8 spot, and Baddoo had a homer and a double batting after him.
The Tigers held a news conference in Detroit to introduce Scott Harris, their new president of baseball operations. Harris outlined his vision for the organization, which centered around three areas. The first two are acquiring and retaining young players, and getting the most from that talent.
His third topic of emphasis was a little more specific – the strike zone.
“It touches essentially every part of our game, so we’re going to start there. We’re going to start with the strike zone,” he said. “We want to dominate the strike zone on both sides of the ball.”
Detroit is 29th in the major leagues in on-base percentage.
Harris said he intends to hire a general manager to join his front office at some point.
Tigers: Miguel Cabrera, who came back from a biceps injury Monday, had Tuesday’s game off.
Detroit goes for a three-game sweep Wednesday night when Matt Manning (2-2) takes the mound against Baltimore’s Jordan Lyles (10-11).
STRAW LEADS GUARDIANS TO 10-7 WIN OVER WHITE SOX IN 11
CHICAGO (AP) Myles Straw had a tiebreaking two-run double in Cleveland’s five-run 11th inning, and the Guardians beat the Chicago White Sox 10-7 Tuesday night to move closer to the American League Central title.
The Guardians won for the 12th time in 16 extra-inning games this season and expanded their lead to five games over the White Sox with 14 games remaining. The victory assured Cleveland, which improved to 10-7 against Chicago, of winning the season series and a tiebreaker in the event the teams finish the season tied for first place.
“That’s awesome,” Straw said. “But anything can happen.”
Straw got his game-winning hit off Jake Diekman (5-4), and Steven Kwan followed with his fourth hit – an RBI single – to score Straw. Kwan scored on Jose Ramirez’s sacrifice fly, and a throwing error by Chicago catcher Seby Zavala allowed Amed Rosario to score with an insurance run.
Emmanuel Clase (3-4), who allowed a game-tying single to Jose Abreu in the 10th for his fourth blown save in 40 chances, earned the win. Bryan Shaw survived a two-run home run by AJ Pollock – his 1,00th career hit – in the bottom of the 11th.
“I should have done a better job (of preparing),” acting White Sox manager Miguel Cairo said. “I let the team down.”
The Guardians took a 5-3 lead in the top of the 10th on a single by Josh Naylor and sacrifice fly by Oscar Gonzalez off Kendall Graveman. Elvis Andrus had a run-scoring fielder’s choice in the bottom of the inning, stole second and scored the tying run on Abreu’s single.
Aaron Civale, making his first start since Aug. 28 due to right forearm inflammation, limited the White Sox for three hits through the first five innings. But Chicago broke through in the sixth as Andrus hit a single and stole second base. The Guardians unsuccessfully challenged the safe call on the stolen base. Civale was pulled after walking Yoan Moncada.
Nick Sandlin took over and hit Abreu on the arm to load the bases and set up Eloy Jimenez’s tying single. After Andrew Vaughn struck out, the Guardians nearly escaped as Pollock hit a potential double play grounder to second. But Rosario’s relay throw skipped wide of first base, allowing two runs to score.
Cleveland took advantage of two walks by Jimmy Lambert, who replaced ace Dylan Cease, to start the seventh. Kwan hit an RBI single off Aaron Bummer, and Ramirez barely beat a long throw from Andrus for a tying single. Josh Naylor followed with a single to shallow left. But Andrus recovered to throw home, where home plate umpire Shane Livensparger ruled Zavala tagged Rosario for the final out. However, replays showed Rosario’s hand tagged the plate before Zavala tagged him, but the Guardians were out of challenges after unsuccessfully challenging Andrus’ stolen base.
“That’s hard,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “At the time, it was very rough. Fortunately, that’s not the way the night ended.”
Cease lowered his ERA to 2.13 despite striking out three, tying a season low in an April 21 loss at Cleveland. Cease has a 1.35 ERA with 146 strikeouts in his last 21 starts.
“If I’m more efficient, maybe I throw seven or eight innings and save a few arms,” Cease said.
Gimenez poked a drive down the left field line that skipped past a tumbling Pollock for a triple to start the second. Austin Hedges’ sacrifice fly gave Cleveland a 1-0 lead that stood until the sixth.
Chicago didn’t advance a runner past first base against Civale until two out in the fifth, when Zavala’s single advanced Pollock to second. But Harrison flied to the warning track in right.
The start of the game was delayed by 40 minutes because of rain.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa wasn’t medically cleared to attend Tuesday’s game. The White Sox are 13-7 under Cairo.
Guardians: RHP Zach Plesac (right hand fracture) threw 45 pitches in a three-inning simulated game prior to Triple-A Columbus’ game at Toledo with no issues.
White Sox: SS Tim Anderson (sagittal band tear of left middle finger) took batting practice and fielded grounders but wasn’t sure if he would need a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the team. “We would love for him to go, but he’ll make that decision,” Cairo said. Andrus took grounders at second base in anticipation of Anderson’s return, which isn’t likely to occur during this three-game series. “I don’t have a time table on it,” Anderson said. “It’s just mostly how I feel.” … RHP Johnny Cueto (sinus infection) said he’s healthy to make his start Thursday after being scratched Sept. 17. “I felt weak, and my vision wasn’t right,” Cueto said.
Guardians RHP Triston McKenzie (10-11, 3.08) will start Wednesday against White Sox RHP Lance Lynn (7-5, 3.99).
ROOKIE VARGAS, DODGERS RALLY PAST D-BACKS, 5TH WIN IN ROW
LOS ANGELES (AP) Rookie Miguel Vargas drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in a five-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 Tuesday for their MLB-leading 44th comeback win in the first game of a doubleheader.
“We did everything we could to give them the game and they gave us extra outs,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
The Dodgers, with the best record in the majors at 103-44, won their fifth in a row. Los Angeles shortstop Trea Turner exited in the fifth after being hit in the side by a ball that ricocheted off a runner’s helmet. Removed for precautionary reasons, Turner was expected to start the nightcap.
After stranding 12 runners though seven innings, managing just one run on seven hits, the Dodgers batted around in the eighth and rallied from a 5-1 deficit.
“There’s a lot of life in this club,” said Justin Turner, who had three hits. “It wasn’t all sexy three-run home runs. It was grinding at-bats.”
Austin Barnes chased Caleb Smith with a two-run homer that drew the Dodgers to 5-3. Pinch-hitter Will Smith singled with the bases loaded to make it 5-4.
“He takes good at-bats all the time and hadn’t really gotten great results all season long, but I think down the stretch if you look at the last two months the quality ABs he’s put together, some big swings, big knocks and basically does a helluva job behind the plate with our pitching staff,” Turner said. “Great job by Barnsie getting us through that.”
Los Angeles tied the game on Trayce Thompson’s infield single to third before the 22-year-old Vargas, playing his ninth game in the big leagues, came through against Joe Mantiply with his second hit of the inning. He got the rally started with a leadoff single.
“When you go from playing every day in the minor leagues to coming up and kind of getting put in a role position, that’s something you have to learn how to do, too,” Turner said of Vargas. “He’s been great, he’s been positive.”
Vargas made a nifty catch on Ketel Marte in the fifth, going to his left, then reversing to his right while battling the sun before he turning around and snagging the ball.
“He’s getting his feet wet. He’s learning on the fly,” Roberts said of Vargas.
Ryan Pepiot (3-0) got the win with three innings of relief. Chris Martin pitched the ninth to earn his second save.
Christian Walker hit his 35th home run and Daulton Varsho also connected for Arizona, which lost for the 20th time in 21 games at Dodger Stadium.
Kevin Ginkel (1-1) took the loss.
Arizona starter Zach Davies allowed one run and five hits in three innings. He struck out three and walked two.
The D-backs took a 2-1 lead on Varsho’s homer leading off the third. They tied it 1-all on a two-out, ground-rule double by Cooper Hummel in the second.
Arizona extended its lead to 3-1 on Varsho’s RBI single in the fourth.
The D-backs made it 5-1 in the fifth. Walker homered Dodgers starter Michael Grove, and Alek Thomas singled and Josh Rojas scored on Vargas’ throwing error from left field.
Vargas’ throw to third struck Thomas’ helmet as he was going into the base and the ball ricocheted and hit Turner in the side. Turner left the game soon after.
Grove gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one.
D-backs: RHP Drey Jameson (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his second career start in Game 2 of the doubleheader. He won his MLB debut with seven scoreless innings against San Diego last week.
Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson (15-3, 2.62) was activated off the paternity list after missing three games to start Game 2. He leads the team in innings pitched (161 2/3) and strikeouts (119). Anderson’s wife gave birth to a son named Tucker last weekend.
BOTE DRIVES IN BOTH RUNS, CUBS EDGE MARLINS 2-1
MIAMI (AP) David Bote hit a tying home run in the seventh inning, then added a sacrifice fly in the eighth that lifted the Chicago Cubs over the Miami Marlins 2-1 Tuesday night.
Esteban Quiroz got the first two hits of his major league career and P.J. Higgins also had two hits for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing skid. The 30-year-old Quiroz was promoted from Triple-A Saturday and made his first start Tuesday.
“This is a very humbling experience after so many years thinking of this moment,” said Quiroz, whose minor league background included 11 years in the Mexican League. “For me, this is something I couldn’t believe.”
Chicago loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth against reliever Steven Okert (5-3).
Michael Hermosillo was hit by a pitch and Zach McKinstry reached on a sacrifice bunt when catcher Jacob Stallings threw late to second. Quiroz had a bunt single and Bote hit a go-ahead flyball.
“Wished we could have added more there but it was enough to win the game,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “I thought our pitching was the story tonight, obviously.”
Adbert Alzolay (1-1) threw two innings of perfect relief. Brandon Hughes closed with a scoreless ninth around Garrett Cooper’s leadoff double for his sixth save.
Sidelined since spring training because of a lat strain, Alzolay bounced back from a difficult season debut last Saturday, when he allowed two runs in two innings and took a 3-1 loss against Colorado.
“I’m just enjoying the moment right now,” Alzolay said. “All the work that we have put in so far is making me now throw the ball better and with less effort. I’m able to stay more with my body to throw my pitches.”
Miami starter Pablo Lopez kept the Cubs scoreless until Bote’s leadoff homer in the seventh tied it at 1. Bote drove Lopez’s fastball over the wall in left-center for his third homer.
“It looked like he had everything going, the fastball and breaking stuff,” Ross said of Lopez. “We were able to scratch one or two across from him but he threw the ball really well.”
Lopez’s one-run outing ended after 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander gave up five hits and hit a batter.
Jordan Groshan’s two-out RBI infield single against Adrian Sampson in the second put Miami ahead. Bote dove and deflected the hard grounder to third base, but couldn’t retrieve it to throw out Groshan while JJ Bleday scored from third.
Cubs pitchers retired 13 straight before Cooper’s double. The Marlins had eight singles through the first four innings but hit into two double plays.
“A lot of times, we look at the game from what happened to change the score, but we don’t think about what we weren’t able to accomplish earlier in the game when Pablo’s throwing up zeros for six innings and you don’t give him a little bit of relief,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “Tack one here, tack another one there, and it’s a different feel.”
Sampson completed six innings of one-run ball. He allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out three.
Quiroz, who also reached when Lopez hit him in the fourth, earned another start in the series closer Wednesday.
“Very appreciative of being here in the major leagues,” Quiroz said. “I’ll just try to maintain the same focus and have smart at-bats.”
SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE
Both clubs have lost six of their last seven series comprising at least three games. The Marlins also lost a two-game set against Tampa Bay and split a doubleheader against Texas.
Cubs: LHP Drew Smyly (arm rest) will have his next outing likely moved to Friday. Smyly originally was scheduled to start the series finale against Miami on Wednesday.
Marlins: INF Joey Wendle (soreness) missed his second straight game.
RHP Marcus Stroman (4-7, 3.76) will start for the Cubs on Wednesday while the Marlins will go with LHP Jesus Luzardo (3-7, 3.75).
D’ARNAUD, SWANSON HOMER AS BRAVES WIN 3-2, GET PLAYOFF BERTH
ATLANTA (AP) Braves manager Brian Snitker wasn’t overly excited about his team clinching a playoff berth.
He would’ve preferred that the Milwaukee Brewers had beaten the New York Mets so Atlanta would be in a first-place tie in the NL East.
“I hope Milwaukee comes back, quite honestly,” Snitker said before the Mets finished off the Brewers. “But if we get in the door, we give ourselves a chance. That’s what we want to do. The No. 1 thing is we want to win the division and we’re right there to make that happen, but it’s good to give yourself an opportunity when you get in the tournament.”
Travis d’Arnaud broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the fourth inning, Dansby Swanson went deep in the eighth, and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Tuesday night and clinched a playoff berth.
The defending World Series champion Braves secured their trip to the postseason when Milwaukee lost to the Mets 7-5 less than 30 minutes later. Atlanta (93-55) is also vying for its fifth consecutive division title, but remained in second place, one game behind the New York in the NL East.
There was no celebration in the clubhouse after the game. Country music played softly in the background as a few players milled about and talked quietly.
The Braves have much bigger goals in mind than just making the playoffs.
“Obviously we’re aiming for higher, but making the playoffs is a big deal,” d’Arnaud said. “A lot of Hall of Famers played their whole career and never made it to the playoffs. But for us it’s a simple as try to win every series. It’s a marathon. It’s not over.”
Swanson added his 21st homer, an opposite-field solo shot to right off Kyle Finnegan that sailed 379 feet and padded the lead to 3-1. The Braves have won 10 straight games at home, outscoring opponents 47-15 over this stretch. Atlanta is 52-25 at Truist Park and has the NL’s second-best winning percentage in home games.
Matt Olson singled with out in the fourth before d’Arnaud hit his 18th homer, a 422-foot shot off Erasmo Ramirez (4-2) that made it 2-0.
Charlie Morton (8-6) allowed one run and three hits with three walks and nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. He didn’t give up a hit until Victor Robles singled with one out in the third. Robles advanced on a throwing error by Morton on a pickoff move, but Morton struck out the next two batters to end the threat.
Morton avoided trouble in the 31-pitch fourth. He issued a pair of two-out walks, and the runners advanced on a wild pitch before Morton hit CJ Abrams with a pitch to load the bases. The 38-year-old right-hander struck out Ildemaro Vargas to escape the jam.
The last-place Nationals trimmed the lead to 2-1 in the sixth. Joey Meneses doubled and advanced to third on Luke Voit’s single that chased Morton. Collin McHugh had a chance to get out of the jam, but second baseman Vaughn Grissom made a throwing error on a potential double play grounder that scored Meneses and put runners at second and third.
McHugh retired the next two batters to avoid further damage.
Morton improved to 6-1 with a 2.88 ERA in 15 home starts this season.
Kenley Jansen faced seven batters in the ninth for his NL-leading 36th save in 43 chances. The first two batters reached without the ball leaving the infield before Jansen struck out the next two batters. Luis Garcia delivered a run-scoring single to make it 3-2, Meneses was intentionally walked, and Luke Voit flew out to end it with the bases loaded.
Atlanta is 26-8 against Washington over the last two years. The Braves have gone deep 35 times against the Nationals this season and lead the NL with 224 homers.
Washington starter Patrick Corbin left the game with two outs in the first with back spasms. He had a 1-1 count on Matt Olson when Corbin stepped back off the mound and bent over and time was called. Manager Dave Martinez and a trainer came out to see about Corbin, who soon walked off the field under his own power.
“The last pitch that I threw, it grabbed on me,” Corbin said. “I’m not quite sure what it is, but I just tried to hang out there as long as I could to see if it would go away, but it didn’t. I’m just a little sore now.”
Ramirez took over and retired five in a row before Grissom reached on an infield single in the third. Corbin had lost nine consecutive starts against Atlanta and had a 7.28 ERA over that stretch.
For the Braves, the game and the postseason berth were kind of ho-hum affair. Snitker wasn’t surprised that nobody was in the mood to celebrate.
“No, everybody’s tired,” Snitker said. “These guys want to go home and get a good night’s sleep becasue that (12:20 p.m.) game will come early tomorrow.”
Nationals: Martinez said DH Nelson Cruz (eye inflammation) is still not ready to face big league pitching and will stay out of the lineup until he’s ready. … LHP MacKenzie Gore (left shoulder inflammation) reported no problems after his bullpen session and will make a rehab start with Triple-A Rochester on Friday.
Braves: RHP Spencer Strider has a sore left oblique and will not make his next start Saturday in Philadelphia. Snitker said Strider will not go on the injured list and will play catch until he’s ready to return to the rotation. … Jansen tweaked his neck trying to field the first ball that was put in play in the ninth. Snitker said he wasn’t sure if the closer would be able to pitch on Wednesday.
Atlanta SS Dansby Swanson made a sliding, backhanded stop of Meneses’ hard grounder in the fourth and threw the runner out easily from the outfield grass. … Robles ran hard to his left in center field and made a diving catch of d’Arnaud’s liner to end the sixth.
Braves rookie RHP Bryce Elder (1-3, 3.67 ERA) will make his seventh start as the teams conclude a three-game series with a 12:20 p.m. start. The Nationals will start Paolo Espino.
LINDOR’S SLAM CAPS COMEBACK, METS WIN 6TH IN ROW, BEAT BREWS
MILWAUKEE (AP) Francisco Lindor capped a stirring comeback and made sure the playoff-bound New York Mets maintained their narrow NL East lead.
Lindor hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning to put New York ahead for good as the Mets rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Tuesday.
The Mets won their sixth in a row and remained one game ahead of the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves, who have won five straight.
The Mets staged this rally one night after clinching their first postseason berth since 2016 with a 7-2 triumph at Milwaukee.
“Every game is extremely important,” Lindor said. “We’re in a fight. We said yesterday that’s not the end goal. We wanted to clinch, obviously, but that’s not the end goal.”
Pete Alonso hit his second three-run homer in as many nights as the Mets won with just four hits.
“This is fun,” Alonso said. “This is what you’re all excited for. This is what you work for in the offseason, this type of race. You have two great teams. It’s just really fun because you get to find out what you’re made of.”
The Brewers dropped their third straight and are 2 1/2 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the NL’s last wild-card spot. The Phillies own the tiebreaker advantage because they won the season series with the Brewers.
Milwaukee’s loss clinched a playoff spot for Atlanta.
“We’re close enough where we play really well and we can take care of our own business,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We still sit in that spot tonight. We’re going to sit in that spot for a while. But it’s obviously going to take us winning games.”
Willy Adames went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and a pair of doubles for the Brewers.
Milwaukee had retired 14 straight batters and led 4-0 with one out in the sixth when the Mets began their charge.
Brad Boxberger entered at that point and hit Mark Canha with a pitch before allowing a single to Lindor. Alonso then hit a 425-foot drive that easily cleared the center-field wall and extended his NL-leading RBI total to 121.
Boxberger regrouped to get out of the sixth and then retired the leadoff man in the seventh before giving way to Taylor Rogers, who walked the bases loaded before striking out Canha.
That brought up Lindor, who sent the first pitch he saw over the left-field wall to put the Mets ahead 7-4. Lindor’s grand slam traveled an estimated 413 feet.
Rogers (4-8) has allowed 14 runs in 19 innings for a 6.63 ERA since joining the Brewers as part of the package they received in the trade that sent four-time All-Star closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres. Rogers has given up six homers since joining the Brewers after allowing just one in 41 1/3 innings with the Padres.
“There’s just no excuse for it,” Rogers said. “You can say new place, new catchers, new all this stuff, but you’ve just got to keep the ball in the yard, and I haven’t been doing that.”
The Brewers brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh, but pinch-hitter Jace Peterson struck out swinging on a 3-2 pitch from Trevor May.
Adames’ two-out RBI single enabled the Brewers to again bring the tying run to the plate in the eighth, but Edwin Diaz came in and struck out Rowdy Tellez.
Diaz closed in the ninth for his 31st save. Joely Rodriguez (2-4) earned the win with one inning of shutout relief.
Mets: RHP Drew Smith (right lat strain) was reinstated from the injured list and RHP Tommy Hunter (lower back tightness) went on the injured list retroactive to Saturday.
Brewers: Aaron Ashby came off the injured list and pitched two scoreless innings as the Brewers’ opener in his first appearance since Aug. 19. Ashby had been dealing with shoulder inflammation. … Counsell said LHP Eric Lauer (elbow) is trending toward a Friday return when the Brewers are in Cincinnati.
RHP Taijuan Walker (12-4, 3.42) pitches for the Mets and RHP Adrian Houser (6-9, 4.85) starts for the Brewers as this series concludes Wednesday afternoon.co
KIM HOMERS, PADRES BEAT CARDS 5-0 TO CLINCH WINNING RECORD
SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres are on a roll since holding a team meeting the day after a dreadful loss in Arizona last week.
As an added bonus, they kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark in the opener of a three-game series against the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.
Kim Ha-seong homered and Mike Clevinger had a strong outing for the Padres, who shut down Pujols and the Cardinals 5-0 Tuesday night to clinch their first winning record in a full season since 2010.
The Padres won their fourth straight since a lackluster 4-0 loss at Arizona on Thursday night, after which they were called out by manager Bob Melvin. They had a team meeting before Friday night’s game and have looked strong ever since.
“Everyone’s living and dying pitch to pitch,” Clevinger said. “That’s how we need to stay, with the same mentality. We’re not worried about tomorrow, we’re not worried about the standings, let’s just get this pitch, let’s win this at-bat, let’s make this play in the outfield. That’s kind of how we’ve been rolling.”
The Padres, 82-66, took a 1 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia for the NL’s second wild-card spot. The Phillies lost to Toronto, 18-11.
Pujols remained at 698 career homers. He’s trying to become the fourth major leaguer to reach 700 homers, following Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714). He walked and singled off Clevinger, grounded out to shortstop against Nick Martinez and singled off Luis Garcia with two outs in the ninth.
With fans around the ballpark on their feet in the second inning, including many red-clad Cardinals fans, Clevinger walked Pujols and was booed.
“You know what it’s like getting booed by your own crowd and teammates when you throw a 3-2 slider to him?” Clevinger said with a laugh. “What he’s doing is amazing. The mark he’s going to leave on baseball is going to be around for eternity. I’m just grateful to get an opportunity against him and I’m glad I’m not the one who gave it up to him.”
The Padres winning record in a full season is the first for general manager A.J. Preller, who took over late in the 2014 season. The Padres were 37-23 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when they won a wild-card series against the Cardinals before being swept in the NL Division Series by the eventual World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Melvin has been pleased with the effort since Thursday night’s stinker.
“The common theme is crisp games, good defense, timely hitting, good pitching. It usually adds up to a win,” Melvin said.
Kim homered to left off Adam Wainwright (11-10) with two outs in the fourth, his 10th, for a 3-0 lead. Manny Machado lobbed an RBI single into shallow right with one out in the fifth and Juan Soto hit a run-scoring single to right off Packy Naughton with two outs in the seventh.
Jake Cronenworth hit a two-run, opposite-field single with two outs in the first.
Clevinger (6-7) held the Cardinals to three hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking two. Padres starters have a scoreless streak of 20 2/3 innings. The right-hander got the hook after allowing a double to Paul Goldschmidt with two outs in the sixth and then hitting Nolan Arenado with a pitch. Martinez came on and retired Corey Dickerson.
“This was Clev’s best day in a while,” Melvin said. “Not just because you look at the numbers. The velo was at 96 at times, his breaking ball was really sharp. Maybe leave him in one guy too long, going into Arenado’s at-bat he was getting a little bit tired. But he goes through the first time around, no hits, sharp breaking ball. Had a really good week leading up to it.
“Probably let him go a little bit longer as far as the pitch count went, but man it’s good to see him pitch like that because we need him. Hopefully it’s a trend for Clev because he definitely has the ability to do that.”
Wainwright allowed four runs and six hits in six innings, walked two and struck out one.
LET’S GO SURFING
Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman and third baseman Manny Machado of the Padres presented custom surfboards to the retiring Pujols and Yadier Molina at home plate before the game. Pujols got a longboard while Molina got a regular surfboard. The boards feature photos of the players, their names, numbers and nicknames – The Machine and Yadi. Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol accepted on behalf of Molina, who was warming up Wainwright in the bullpen.
Cardinals RHP Miles Mikolas (11-12, 3.46 ERA) and Padres LHP Blake Snell (7-9, 3.85) are scheduled to start Wednesday night in the middle game of the series.
ROOKIE JAMESON SHARP AS D-BACKS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH DODGERS
LOS ANGELES (AP) Drey Jameson pitched six strong innings in his second big league game and Ketel Marte homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Tuesday to split a doubleheader.
The Dodgers won the opener 6-5 as rookie Miguel Vargas drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in a five-run eighth.
Jameson (2-0) and the Diamondbacks ended the Dodgers’ five-game winning streak. After throwing seven scoreless innings in his major league debut last week against San Diego, the 25-year-old righty extended his career-opening scoreless streak to 12 innings before finally giving up a pair of runs on Max Muncy’s 21st homer.
Jameson allowed two runs and seven hits, striking out seven and walking one.
“You have to respect (the Dodgers), but at the end of the day, it’s just another. team and guys in the box,” Jameson said. “I’m out there competing and trying to put myself and my team in position to win a ballgame and that’s what did.”
Reyes Moronta pitched the ninth for his first save. Arizona won for only the second time in its last 22 games at Dodger Stadium.
“(Game 1) was brutal. They ripped us apart,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “When the game was over, I mentioned that I wanted these guys to understand what they had, what got away from them and we need to flush it and turn the page and be ready to play in Game 2. They were. … I couldn’t me more proud of these guys.”
The Dodgers, who have the best record in the majors at 103-45, committed a season-high four errors and gave up three unearned runs. Shortstop Trea Turner had a second-inning error that led to a run, while pitcher Tyler Anderson and right fielder Mookie Betts committed errors in the sixth that allowed two more runs to score as Arizona took a 3-0 lead.
“We didn’t play good baseball,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “The first game, we kind of stole that one. In the second game, it’s hard to win when you give up outs, you give up bases. It was just a sloppy game and their kid came out there and threw the baseball well.”
Anderson (15-4) returned from the paternity list and allowed three runs – all unearned – and two hits in six innings.
Marte’s home run in the seventh off Phil Bickford gave Arizona a 4-2 lead. It was his 12th of the season. Corbin Carroll had an RBI triple in the ninth inning for Arizona.
“We hadn’t won a game here in a long time and I think a lot of people were aware of that” Lovullo said. “In order to get to where we want to get to, we have to play well against every team, especially teams in the NL West.”
Ryan Pepiot (3-0) got the win in the opener with three innings of relief. Kevin Ginkel (1-1) took the loss.
The Dodgers paid tribute to former shortstop Maury Wills, who died Monday at 89. Wills helped the Dodgers win three World Series titles and was the 1962 NL MVP when he stole a then-record 104 bases.
Dodgers: Turner left the doubleheader opener after he was hit in the side by a deflected throw in the fifth inning, but was in the starting lineup for the second game.
D-backs: LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-15, 5.01 ERA) will be making his 40th career start against the Dodgers, with a 2.93 ERA against them in 245 1/3 innings.
Dodgers: RHP Dustin May (2-2, 3.46) is making his sixth start since returning from Tommy John surgery and his 11th start over the past two seasons.
BILLS CB DANE JACKSON AVOIDS MAJOR INJURY, OUT OF HOSPITAL
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A photo of cornerback Dane Jackson smiling alongside safety Micah Hyde as both players left the hospital was all it took to ease the mind of Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Tuesday morning.
“Nate sent me a picture as I was heading home,” McDermott said, referring to Bills head athletic trainer Nate Breske. “So it was good to see, and it just kind of helped me get a little bit of rest there, too, knowing that they were in a good spot.”
The Bills players were sent to the hospital after both sustained neck injuries in a 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans.
While Jackson was driven off the field in an ambulance and hospitalized Monday night, the team didn’t disclose Hyde’s trip to the hospital until Tuesday. Hyde was carted off the field in the third quarter, and McDermott said the team elected to send him for tests as a precaution.
Jackson’s was considered the more serious injury. His head and neck snapped backward after he was struck by a teammate late in the second quarter.
The Bills announced tests revealed Jackson sustained no major injury to his neck or spinal cord. Jackson was healthy enough to travel to the Bills’ facility for treatment later Tuesday.
“We had a good conversation downstairs in the training room and he seems to be in good spirits,” McDermott said, before noting it’s too early to determine whether Jackson can play Sunday, when the Bills (2-0) travel to face the Miami Dolphins (2-0).
Jackson was hurt when he tackled Titans receiver Treylon Burks from behind following a 12-yard catch. As Jackson lay on Burks’ back, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds dived in late and struck his teammate directly in the helmet.
Jackson had full movement in his limbs as he was being evaluated by medical officials on the field before he was loaded into the ambulance.
He’s a third-year player who began the season starting in place of Tre’Davious White, who continues to recover from a left knee injury he suffered last year.
McDermott said it was also too early to determine the playing status of Buffalo’s other injured players, including Hyde. Linebacker Matt Milano (stinger) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (hamstring) did not finish the game.
The Bills were also without No. 2 receiver Gabe Davis (ankle), starting defensive tackle Ed Oliver (ankle) and his backup Tim Settle (calf).
FAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY THROWING BOTTLE AT BROWNS OWNER
BEREA, Ohio (AP) A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday’s 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets.
Cleveland police said Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller, 51, of Rocky River, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct and failure to comply. Miller was spotted by stadium video surveillance throwing the bottle and was followed with cameras.
After the Jets scored their go-ahead touchdown on a pass from Joe Flacco to rookie Garrett Wilson with 22 seconds left, Haslam was seen on a video walking toward an end zone tunnel in FirstEnergy Stadium when he was struck by the projectile.
Haslam stopped and pointed in the direction that the bottle came from.
According to the police report, Miller initially failed to stop when ordered by officers. Once he was detained, Miller told police “it never hit the field” as he was being taken to a holding room inside the stadium. He was later booked and held in the Cuyahoga County jail.
In the report, police said Miller appeared to be intoxicated.
The Browns intend to ban Miller from the stadium, a person familiar with the team’s decision told The Associated Press. The person to the AP spoke on condition of anonymity while the legal process plays out.
Earlier, the team released a statement condemning fan unruliness.
“Fan, player and staff safety is the top priority in our building and behavior that puts others in danger will not be tolerated,” spokesman Peter Jean-Baptiste said. “Luckily no one was harmed in this incident and as a standard practice, we’ve cooperated with law enforcement authorities and security video footage of the object being thrown is in the appropriate hands.
“We will have no further comment on this matter.”
The Browns were winning 30-17 with 1:55 left before giving up 14 points in a minute and suffering one of the worst losses in team history.
Afterward, star Myles Garrett criticized fans who stuck around until the end for booing the Browns.
In 2001, a game in Cleveland was stopped in the final moments after angered Browns fans pelted the field – and officials – with plastic bottles following a controversial call in a loss to Jacksonville.
The Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
BOBBY HART SUSPENDED ONE GAME
Bobby Hart of the Buffalo Bills has been suspended without pay for one game for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct rules following Monday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan issued the suspension for a violation of Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 which prohibits unsportsmanlike conduct and applies to “any act which is contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship including throwing a punch at an opponent.”
In a letter to Hart, Runyan wrote: “As both teams were heading to the tunnel, you walked directly across the field to seek out your opponent. You approached him near the end zone and a coach had to hold you back as others shook hands. Once you and your opponent were in the end zone near the tunnel, you confronted him and immediately swung at him with a closed fist, striking the head of a Tennessee coach. Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Hart will be eligible to return to the Bills’ active roster on Monday, September 26, following the team’s September 25 game against Miami.
Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Hart may appeal the suspension. Any appeal will be heard and decided by either Derrick Brooks or James Thrash, the hearing officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFLPA to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.
THE STARTING ELEVEN: COMEBACKS ARE CONTAGIOUS, RODGERS-BRADY, BILLS-DOLPHINS ON TAP IN WEEK 3
MATT LAFLEUR made sure his team had the correct mentality in the Lambeau Field locker room on Sunday night.
“We’ve gotta have the mindset that it’s zero-zero,” Green Bay’s coach told NBC at halftime, his team leading 24-7. “I think you could see it all across the league this week. So right now, one play at a time; it’s zero-zero.”
No lead is safe in the NFL. That was never more evident than last week when, for the first weekend in 30 years, three teams overcame fourth-quarter deficits of 13-or-more points to win. And games are extremely close. This year, 12 games have already been decided by three points or fewer, more than any previous NFL season through two weeks.
So don’t let a comeback sneak up on you like a no-look pass from MATTHEW STAFFORD. It’s a hallmark of the NFL. Comebacks and close games are contagious. Which games will showcase that excitement this week?
The Starting 11 entering Week 3…
1. HARDWARE HEAVEN: No game in NFL history has featured starting quarterbacks with six combined Super Bowl MVPs … until Sunday. AARON RODGERS (MVP of Super Bowl XLV) leads the Packers into Raymond James Stadium (4:25 PM ET, FOX) to play TOM BRADY (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV) and the Buccaneers.
- The game also will be just the third in NFL annals to pair starting quarterbacks with seven combined Associated Press MVPs (Rodgers won the honor in 2011, 2014, 2020 and 2021; Brady earned it in 2007, 2010 and 2017). Rodgers played in the last such game, against Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time MVP PEYTON MANNING on Nov. 1, 2015. Brady played in the first contest, against Manning on Nov. 2, 2014.
- Including the postseason, Rodgers and Brady have squared off as starters on four prior occasions. The winner of each of the last two regular-season meetings (Brady in 2018 and 2020) has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
- Rodgers, the reigning back-to-back MVP, will face the league’s top scoring defense through two weeks. Head coach TODD BOWLES and the Buccaneers are allowing only 6.5 points per game.
2. NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 75: Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON last week became the first player in NFL history to record both a rushing touchdown and touchdown pass of at least 75 yards in the same game. This week, the Ravens (1-1) meet NEW ENGLAND (1-1) at Gillette Stadium on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX). Since Jackson entered the league in 2018, New England’s defense has allowed just 18.5 points per game, best in the NFL.
3. HOPE IS ALIVE AND WELL: This week, a quartet of teams that finished last season with four-or-fewer wins – DETROIT (1-1), JACKSONVILLE (1-1), the NEW YORK GIANTS (2-0) and the NEW YORK JETS (1-1) – have an opportunity to start 2-1 or better. That has not happened in 21 years. The last time four teams that finished the previous season with four-or-fewer wins rebounded the following season to win at least two of their first three games was 2001 (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland and the San Diego Chargers).
- With a home win over Dallas (1-1) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN/ABC), the Giants can improve to 3-0. Since 2006, five teams have started 3-0 the year after winning four-or-fewer games. Four of those five teams made the playoffs. The last to do it, the 2019 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, advanced to the Super Bowl.
4. SPOTLIGHT – INDIVIDUAL MATCHUP: Since the Dolphins selected XAVIEN HOWARD in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Miami cornerback leads the NFL with 27 interceptions. On Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Howard lines up opposite STEFON DIGGS, who ranks third in the NFL over the same time with 563 receptions.
- Only six remaining teams are undefeated entering Week 3, including BUFFALO (2-0) and MIAMI (2-0).
- Dolphins quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA leads the NFL with 739 passing yards and Miami ranks first in the AFC with 427.0 yards per game.
- Last week, Miami’s TYREEK HILL and JAYLEN WADDLE became the first teammates in NFL history to each record at least 10 receptions, 150 receiving yards and two TD receptions in the same game.
- Buffalo, meanwhile, has allowed the fewest yards in the AFC, 215.0 per game.
5. SPOTLIGHT – TEAM MATCHUP: The LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-1) are tied for the NFL lead with seven takeaways. On Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), they travel to face the ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-1), who have only one giveaway, tied for fewest in the league.
6. STREAK SPEAK: This week, each NFC East club plays a division game. PHILADELPHIA (2-0) is at WASHINGTON (1-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX) and the 2021 division winner DALLAS (1-1) is at the NEW YORK GIANTS (2-0) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN/ABC). The NFC East has had a different division champion in each of the last 18 seasons (2004-21), the league’s longest streak since the 1970 merger. The AFC West had 14 different division champions from 1987-2000 and the NFC South had 12 different division champions from 2002-13, the second- and third-longest streaks since 1970, respectively.
7. DID YOU KNOW?: LOVIE SMITH returns with the HOUSTON TEXANS (0-1-1) to face the franchise he led to a Super Bowl berth in 2006, the CHICAGO BEARS (1-1). Smith and Bears head coach MATT EBERFLUS are members of the coaching tree of Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY DUNGY. That tree also includes current head coaches MIKE TOMLIN and FRANK REICH as well as former NFL head coaches JIM CALDWELL, ROD MARINELLI and LESLIE FRAZIER, currently Buffalo’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
8. UNDER-THE-RADAR STORYLINE: SAN FRANCISCO (1-1) visits DENVER (1-1) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC). Niners head coach KYLE SHANAHAN was a wide receiver at Cherry Creek High School in suburban Denver when the Bruins captured the 1996 Colorado Class 5A state championship. Growing up, Shanahan three times lived in the Denver area, where his dad Mike was a Broncos assistant on two occasions and head coach from 1995-2008. … General manager JOHN LYNCH and seven members of San Francisco’s current coaching staff also have Centennial State connections, having either played or coached for the Broncos or played or coached at Colorado State University.
9. TREND TIME: DETROIT (1-1) travels to MINNESOTA (1-1) for an NFC North showdown on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX). Each of the last three games in the series have been decided by two points.
10. THIS WEEK IN NFL HISTORY: Sept. 17, 1972 (50 years ago) – Nine months after their epic Christmas playoff classic, the MIAMI DOLPHINS and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS meet again, this time to open the season in the first official game at Arrowhead Stadium. BOB GRIESE throws a touchdown to MARLIN BRISCOE and LARRY CSONKA bullies his way to 118 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown as the Dolphins begin the road to the only perfect season in NFL history with a 20-10 victory.
11. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-1) enter the week leading the AFC South. They also lead the NFL in takeaway ratio (plus-five) heading into their Week 3 trip to SoFi Stadium, where they face the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-1) on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, CBS).
WEEK 3 NFL SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern)
|Thursday, September 22||Pittsburgh at Cleveland||Prime Video||8:15|
|Sunday, September 25||New Orleans at Carolina||FOX||1:00|
|Houston at Chicago||CBS||1:00|
|Kansas City at Indianapolis||CBS||1:00|
|Buffalo at Miami||CBS||1:00|
|Detroit at Minnesota||FOX||1:00|
|Baltimore at New England||FOX||1:00|
|Cincinnati at New York Jets||CBS||1:00|
|Las Vegas at Tennessee||FOX||1:00|
|Philadelphia at Washington||FOX||1:00|
|Jacksonville at Los Angeles Chargers||CBS||4:05|
|Los Angeles Rams at Arizona||FOX||4:25|
|Atlanta at Seattle||FOX||4:25|
|Green Bay at Tampa Bay||FOX||4:25|
|San Francisco at Denver||NBC||8:20|
|Monday, September 26||Dallas at New York Giants||ESPN/ABC||8:15|
THOMAS, REVIS, FREENEY HEADLINE 1ST TIME HALL CANDIDATES
Six-time All-Pro offensive lineman Joe Thomas, shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis and speedy pass rusher Dwight Freeney headline the list of nine first-year eligible players picked among the 129 nominees for the 2023 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The other first-year eligibles are running back Chris Johnson, offensive lineman Jahri Evans, linebackers NaVorro Bowman and James Harrison; defensive back Kam Chancellor and punter Shane Lechler.
The nine new candidates combined for 52 Pro Bowl berths, 30 first-team All-Pro selections, with five of the nine winning Super Bowls and five making an all-decade team. Johnson also won an Offensive Player of the Year award in 2009 and Harrison was picked as top defensive player in 2008.
Thomas was one of the top tackles in the league over a durable 11-year career that saw him selected first-team All-Pro six times and second team two other times. He had a streak of 10,363 consecutive plays while playing for the Browns his entire career.
Revis, who also came out in the 2007 draft, moved around much more, spending time with the Jets, Tampa Bay, New England and Kansas City.
His best play came in New York where he was a first-team All-Pro from 2009-11 and finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting in 2009 when he repeatedly shut down top receivers by sending them to “Revis Island.”
Revis spent one year in New England, helping the Patriots win the Super Bowl in the 2014 season.
Freeney spent most of his 16-year career in Indianapolis where his speed off the edge and dominant spin move led to 125 1/2 career sacks. He anchored a defense that complemented a high-powered offense led by Peyton Manning and helped the Colts win the Super Bowl following the 2006 season.
The list will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and to 15 finalists in January before the selection committee discusses and chooses the class of 2023 that will be enshrined in August.
The 15 finalists will be trimmed to 10 and then five during the selection meeting early next year. The final five candidates will need to get 80% of the votes from the panel to get into the Hall.
The roster of nominees consists of 67 offensive players, 50 defensive players and 12 special teamers.
Finalists from 2022 re-nominated for next year are defensive end Jared Allen, tackle Willie Anderson, defensive back Ronde Barber, returner Devin Hester, receivers Torry Holt, Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne; linebackers Zach Thomas and Patrick Willis; and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware.
The committee will also consider former Chargers and Cardinals coach Don Coryell in the coaching category and three senior candidates: Super Bowl V MVP Chuck Howley and All-Pro defenders Joe Klecko and Ken Riley.
They also will get in if they get support from at least 80% of voters in January.
AP SOURCE: MACKINNON SIGNS 8-YEAR DEAL, HIGHEST PAID IN NHL
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are making Nathan MacKinnon the highest-paid player in the NHL’s salary cap era.
MacKinnon, who just turned 27 earlier this month, signed an eight-year contract worth $100.8 million, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the team did not announce terms of the contract.
His new $12.6 million salary cap hit that goes into effect at the start of the 2023-24 season surpasses Connor McDavid’s $12.5 million as the highest in the league. McDavid’s $100 million, eight-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers signed in 2017 was the previous record for the highest annual cap hit since the system went into place in 2005.
“Obviously it’s really cool, for sure,” MacKinnon said of being the highest-paid player in hockey. “Hoping there’s no more pandemics and the cap goes up even more, but, yeah, I think the term was the most important thing. I just wanted to be here for the rest of my career and hopefully I get another deal after this, too.”
The only richer deals than MacKinnon’s in NHL history are Alex Ovechkin’s $124 million, 13-year contract with Washington, Shea Weber’s $110 million, 14-year contract with Nashville and Sidney Crosby’s $104.4 million, 12-year contract with Pittsburgh. The collective bargaining agreement has since limited contract lengths to eight years for a players re-signing with his own team and seven for free agents.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
INDIANAPOLIS – Endy Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a double in his Triple-A debut and Jose Godoy went yard as the Indianapolis Indians defeated the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday night at Victory Field, 7-3.
Rodriguez, who was promoted from Double-A Altoona today, led off his debut with a single in the bottom of the second inning. He followed it up with a double smoked to left field in the fourth as the Indians (72-70) continued to be held scoreless by Saints (69-73) ace Simeon Woods Richardson.
Meanwhile, after surrendering one unearned run in the bottom of the first inning, Osvaldo Bido dazzled over 5.2 two-hit innings. His 10 strikeouts tied his career-high and was his second career double-digit strikeout game, last set on June 5, 2019 with Single-A West Virginia vs. Charleston.
After Bido exited the game, the Indians took the lead in the sixth on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Brendt Citta and Rodriguez, marking the No. 100 overall prospect’s first Triple-A RBI. An inside-the-park home run by Dalton Shuffield plated two to give St. Paul the lead back, 3-2, but Jose Godoy countered with a homer over the wall to tie the game.
The Indians offense then boomed for four runs in the bottom of the eighth, with a two-run single by Citta off of Devin Smeltzer (L, 3-4) breaking the tie. Jared Oliva followed with a single and Godoy capped the scoring with a two-out double.
Junior Fernandez (W, 2-3) held St. Paul scoreless in the eighth and Nick Mears stranded two runners on to clinch the victory in the top of the ninth.
Godoy’s three hits set a new season-high for the veteran catcher, while Citta led the offense with three runs driven in.
The Indians will look to build on their early 2-0 series lead vs. the Saints tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Quinn Priester (0-0, -.–) is set to make his Triple-A debut for the Indians against RHP Jordan Balazovic (0-6, 7.47).
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– The Indiana Wrestling program has announced the team’s 2022-23 schedule.
The Hoosiers will compete in 13 dual matches and six invitationals or championships events. Of the duals matches, five will be at home and there will be eight Big Ten duals.
The season gets started on Nov. 4 when the Hoosiers will compete in a dual at SIU-Edwardsville. The following day, Indiana will participate in the 43rd Annual Kaufman/Brand/Bayly Open.
Then, on Nov. 17, Indiana will host its first home dual of the season at Wilkinson Hall against Princeton, followed by a trip to New York for the Black Knight Invite on Nov. 20.
After a few weeks off, Indiana will be part of the second annual Garden State Grapple for the Big Ten vs. EIWA duals where the Hoosiers will take on Drexel and Binghamton back-to-back on Dec. 4 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Prior to Big Ten competition, Indiana will compete in two more invitationals: the Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. and the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in Evanston, Ill.
From there, the conference slate begins with Ohio State at home on Jan. 6. The other home duals include Rutgers, Minnesota and Penn State with trips to Maryland, Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan making up the rest of the Big Ten slate.
To close out the regular season, Indiana will travel to Chattanooga for a Feb. 19 dual.
The Big Ten Championships will be on March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Mich. with the NCAA Championships taking place two weeks later on March 16-18 in Tulsa, Okla.
The 2022-23 schedule features high-level competition everywhere. Of Indiana’s dual match opponents, six of them finished in the top 20 at the 2022 NCAA Championships, including defending national champion Penn State and defending Big Ten Champion Michigan.
INDIANA WOMEN’S GOLF
MADISON, Wis. – The Indiana Hoosiers women’s golf team finished 12th at the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday with a 54-hole score of 909 (317-295-297; +45).
Graduate transfer Alexis Florio was one of two Hoosiers to finish inside the top-10 on the individual leaderboard after shooting a 214 (75-70-69; -2) to finish tied for sixth. Junior Dominika Burdová tied for ninth after compiling a three-round score of 216 (79-67-70; E).
Badger Invitational • Madison, Wis.
University Ridge Golf Course
Par 72 • 6248 yards
Live Results: GolfStat
Team Standings: 12th/13 – 909 (317-295-297; +45)
Top Indiana Player: Alexis Florio – 214 (75-70-69; -2)
• Florio earned her first top-10 finish as a member of the Hoosier golf team after shooting a 214 (75-70-69; -2). She finished tied for sixth overall and third among Big Ten golfers in the field. Her final round consisted of six birdies, including five in her last 10 holes.
• Burdová joined Florio inside the top-10 of the event after shooting a 216 (79-67-70; E) to finish in a tie for ninth. She knocked down four total birdie attempts on Tuesday with three coming in her final five holes.
• The Badger Invitational marked the first event since the IU Invitational (April 10, 2022) that two Hoosiers placed inside the top-10 in a single tournament.
• Sophomore Margaret Fernandez tied for 66th after shooting a 239 (84-78-77; +23). Her final round consisted of one birdie on No. 14.
• Sophomore Beatriz Junqueira finished 69th overall with a scorecard reading of 242 (79-82-81; +26), while senior Hanna Tanaka placed 73rd at 249 (85-80-84; +33).
• Senior Valerie Clancy, playing as an individual for the tournament, played to a tie for 60th at 236 (82-76-78; +20) with one birdie in the final round. Junior Morgan Dabagia, also playing as an individual, made two birdies to close out her tie for 64th at 238 (76-82-80; +22).
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-6. Alexis Florio – 214 (75-70-69; -2)
t-9. Dominika Burdová – 216 (79-67-70; E)
t-66. Margaret Fernandez – 239 (84-78-77; +23)
69. Beatriz Junqueira – 242 (79-82-81; +26)
73. Hanna Tanaka – 249 (85-80-84; +33)
t-60. Valerie Clancy – 236 (82-76-78; +20)
t-64. Morgan Dabagia – 238 (76-82-80; +22)
Indiana will return to the golf course for the Evie Odom Invitational hosted by Old Dominion from Sept. 30-Oct. 2. The event will be held at the Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach, Va.
PURDUE WOMEN’S GOLF
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Momo Sugiyama, the first signee by head coach Zack Byrd, proved to make an immediate impact for Purdue Women’s Golf in her debut. The Hawaii transfer carded a final-round 68 (-3) and finished tied for 21st to lead the Boilermakers at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship.
As a team, Purdue placed 10th (+15) following a 2-over 286 in the final round. After a pair of 73s in the first two rounds, Sugiyama’s bogey-free 68 moved her to 1-over for the tournament to lead all Boilermakers.
Another golfer playing in her first tournament for Purdue, redshirt-freshman Jade Gu shot 72 (+1) in round three to finish at 3-over and just outside the Top 25 on the individual leaderboard. Gu made par on 40 of the 54 holes, the second-most in the 78-player field.
Matching Gu with a final-round 72 was Danielle du Toit. The senior’s round featured three birdies and four bogeys to go along with 11 pars. Du Toit shook off her opening round, playing the final 36 holes in red figures (-1).
Jocelyn Bruch contributed to Purdue’s final round, carding a 74 (+3). For the second day in a row, she birdied her first hole to get off to a fast start. Adding a pair of birdies over her final five holes, the sophomore battled to post the respectable score.
Up next, Purdue returns to the Windy City Collegiate Classic (Oct. 3-4). Competing in the event for the ninth straight season, the Boilermakers head to Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago.
T21. Momo Sugiyama: 73-73-68—214 (+1)
T26. Jade Gu: 73-71-72—216 (+3)
T41. Jocelyn Bruch: 75-71-74—220 (+7)
T47. Danielle du Toit: 81-69-72—222 (+9)
T64. Sifat Sagoo: 76-75-78—229 (+9)
1. Wake Forest: 286-273-272—831 (-21)
2. UCF: 275-280-279—834 (-18)
3. Virginia: 277-276-283—836 (-16)
4. Kent State: 284-278-287—849 (-3)
5. Michigan State: 294-284-279—857 (+5)
T6. Virginia Tech: 281-285-292—858 (+6)
T6. Michigan: 281-287-290—858 (+6)
T6. Tennessee: 289-282-287—858 (+6)
9. Maryland: 292-289-285—866 (+14)
10. Purdue: 297-284-286—867 (+15)
11. Chattanooga: 292-302-286—880 (+28)
12. BYU: 294-296-295—885 (+33)
13. Mercer: 300-296-308—904 (+52)
14. Augusta: 311-301-299—911 (+59)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten Conference released its 2023 wrestling schedule Tuesday, unveiling Purdue’s final eight duals for the upcoming season.
Seven of the eight matchups were already known for the Boilermakers, comprised of the other six Big Ten West schools and rival Indiana. The announcement revealed the Maryland Terrapins as Purdue’s eighth and final opponent from the Big Ten.
“The schedule is going to be very tough as usual,” said head coach Tony Ersland. “The Big Ten is an incredible challenge every season. It’s no different this year and we are very excited for what’s to come. Our schedule is nicely balanced, and we have a lot of matches at home which will be great for this young group. That home environment will help tremendously with our new, young faces.”
The projected Purdue lineup has five individuals in the preseason rankings according to InterMat Wrestling, and the outstanding Big Ten remains as tough as ever. The Boilermakers’ eight conference dual opponents boast a combined 55 ranked wrestlers, including 22 individuals ranked inside the top-10 at their respective weight classes.
The conference slate for the Boilermakers begins just after the start of the new year. Ersland’s squad opens Big Ten action by hosting Iowa on Sunday, January 8. The Hawkeyes were the No. 1 team in the country the last time they visited Holloway Gymnasium and will likely be highly ranked once again for this bout.
Purdue will then hit the road for three straight away matches. The road opener comes just across the border in a battle with Illinois on Saturday, January 14. Seniors Parker Filius and Thomas Penola both took technical-fall victories to help the team to a victory over the Illini last season.
The team’s first two dual weekend comes next with road trips to Wisconsin and Minnesota scheduled for January 20 and 22, respectively. Purdue battled for upset wins at four different weight classes to grab an 18-14 win over the Gophers last year on senior night.
The Boilermakers return home to host their annual intrastate rivalry match against Indiana on Saturday, January 28. Purdue will look to extend its active winning streak over the Hoosiers to 13 straight after earning a 17-16 victory in Bloomington last year.
On Sunday, February 5, Purdue will play host to Nebraska in Holloway. Ersland and company upset the then No. 9 Cornhuskers in Lincoln last season to give Purdue its first top-10 dual win since 2004.
The final weekend of the dual season sees the Boilermakers travel to College Park, Maryland, to square off with Maryland on Friday, February 10, with the team slated to have senior night during their final home dual against Northwestern on Sunday, February 12.
The Big Ten Championships will be hosted by the reigning champions Michigan and take place March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Crisler Center. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for March 16-18 and will be hosted for the first time by the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
BUTLER WOMEN’S CC
Following her win over the weekend, Butler’s Mia Beckham has been selected as the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week. The conference made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 20.
In her first competition of the fall, Beckham crossed the finish line first at the Redbird Invitational, winning by 16 seconds with a time of 21:16.5. She broke away from the lead pack at the 3K mark while cruising to victory. The Bulldogs had five runners among the top 12 spots in a nine-team field and finished first in the team standings.
The Bulldogs, who are receiving votes in this week’s national coaches poll, return to action Sept. 30 at the Joe Piane Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.
BUTLER MEN’S SOCCER
The Butler men’s soccer team will face Lindenwood for the first time ever in a non-conference match on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7PM. The No. 20 Bulldogs are coming off a BIG EAST opening 1-1 draw with DePaul, while the Lions most recently defeated Southern Indiana, 2-1.
(through games 9/18/2022)
Palmer Ault’s two game-winning goals lead the BIG EAST and rank fifth nationally.
Wilmer Cabrera Jr. ranks 5th in the BIG EAST and 78th nationally with 1.33 shots on goal per game.
Gabriel Gjergji’s ranks in the top five in the BIG EAST in shutouts (5th/2) and save percentage (4th/.786).
Wilmer Cabrera, Jr.’s goal against No. 15 Indiana was his second of the season and the 19th of his career. He is one goal short of cracking the top-10 on Butler’s all-time list for career goals.
Jack Streberger’s goal against DePaul was his first of the season and the third of his career. His assist against the No. 15 Indiana was his first of the season and the sixth of his career.
The two programs have never previously met.
Lindenwood competes in the Summit League.
Previous match: Southern Indiana W, 2-1
Lindenwood lost, 0-3, to No. 25 Missouri State earlier this season. The Lions tied Northern Illinois, 1-1, and also lost to Drake, 1-2.
Offensive standouts for Lindenwood include:
#20 Anis Smajlovic (1g, 2a)
#10 Feho Sabotic (1g, 1a)
#25 Roland Dearborn (1g)
#2 Cole Hutson (1g)
Meldin Sabotic has logged every minute in goal for the Lions. He has allowed nine goals (1.80 GAA) and has made 23 saves (.719), producing three shutouts.
IUPUI MEN’S GOLF
CHESTERTON, Ind. – Senior Preston Nanthavong capped off a successful first event of the 2022-23 campaign on Tuesday (Sept. 20), firing a final round, even par 72 at the Valpo Fall Invitational at Sand Creek Country Club. Nanthavong, who mixed two birdies with two bogeys in his final round, landed tied for 22nd overall at 223 (75-76-72).
Nanthavong helped the Jaguars to a final round 305 to finish the tournament at 911 (301-305-305), placing 11th of 17 teams. Host Valpo won the event by 34 shots at 848 while Loyola-Chicago was second at 882. Valpo’s Anthony Delsanti earned medalist honors at 8-under 208.
Nanthavong’s 223 matched his best 54-hole score of his collegiate career.
“The course played pretty tough with it being pretty windy and overall, the tournament was a grind,” Nanthavong said. “I just made sure to try to miss it in the right spots. The course was gettable in some spots but a lot of solid shots were definitely needed throughout my rounds.
“Overall, I feel good and I hope to keep it going.”
Sophomore Sam McWilliams shook off a sluggish start to card a final round 76 and junior Taylor Gardner shot 78. Both Kevin Tillery and Colten Girgis carded rounds of 79 and freshman Harry Ward shot 81, playing as an individual.
McWilliams finished tied for 38th at 228 (73-79-76) and Tillery tied for 50th at 230 (77-74-79).
McWilliams, Nanthavong and Ward all had a team-high seven birdies for the week while Nanthavong also made a team-high 34 pars.
IUPUI will be back at it on Sept. 26-27 when the Jaguars compete at the Zach Johnson Invitational, hosted by Drake University.
IUPUI WOMEN’S GOLF
YORKTOWN, Ind. – Sophomore Nerea Lancho matched her career-best round with a final round 71 at the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic on Tuesday (Sept. 20) as the Jaguars posted a team score of 303 at The Players Club. IUPUI finished tied for eighth of 12 teams with a score of 909 (304-302-303) for the week.
Lancho used her final round 71 to move into a tie for 19th among the 71-player field at 225 (76-78-71). Junior Shelby Busker also finished at 225 (73-74-78) for the week. Lancho was steady throughout, playing much of her round at 2-under after making birdies on her second and fourth holes of the day. She gave a shot back with a bogey on her back nine before closing with seven straight pars and a 71.
“I played pretty solid today. My mental game was one of my strengths today, which helped me score a low round,” Lancho said. “I focused on one shot at a time, giving myself very good opportunities to score. Overall, I felt very confident and comfortable on the course and on my game.”
Junior Annaliese Fox shot 3-over 75 and classmate Madeleine Pape was countable at 7-over 79. Fox was at 1-under early with a pair of birdies after making bogey on her first hole of the day, ultimately getting to the finish at 75.
Freshman Reagan Sohn closed her first collegiate tournament with a final round 82 and fellow rookie Yanah Rolston had a final round 77 while playing as an individual. Rolston rolled out 15 pars on Tuesday, rarely finding trouble in the finale.
Loyola won the team title at 879 and Ball State’s Kiah Parrott cruised to medalist honors at 9-under 207, winning by four shots. IUPUI led the field with 175 pars over two days, but was last among the field with just 23 birdies. Lancho led the field with 42 pars over 54 holes and Busker had a team-high seven birdies for the week.
IUPUI will return to action on Sept. 25-26 when the Jaguars compete in the Briar Ridge Invitational, hosted by UIC in Schererville, Ind.
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI volleyball team opened Horizon League play with a loss to Green Bay at home, 3-0. Millai Madison and Allie Pogue led the Jaguar attack with 11 kills each.
In the opening set, the Phoenix set the tone with a .355 hitting percentage compared to the Jaguars .147 percentage to take the 1-0 lead, 25-19. Sophomore Briana Brown led set one with four kills followed by Madison with three.
The Jaguars started off slow in the second set, falling behind 10-3. Green bay finished off the set at 25-14 to take the 2-0 lead. Pogue recorded six kills to lead the attack. The Phoenix took set three, 25-20 to close out the match in straight sets, 3-0.
Madison hit .476 percent with 11 kills while Pogue finished with a .229 percent and 11 kills. Darragh Dixon collected 15 assists and one service ace while Brooke Phillips collected 11 digs.
The Jaguars are now 6-7 and next host Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday (Sept. 24) at 4:00 PM.
IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team allowed goals in the early minutes of each half as the Jaguars dropped a home contest to Belmont on a scorching Central Indiana Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 20), 2-1. Redshirt freshman Josemir Gomez tallied his team-high fifth goal of the season in the second half, but IUPUI was unable to come all the way back against the Bruins.
Michael Saunders scored both goals for Belmont (4-1-2), doing so in the third and 47th minutes of action.
“The immediate reaction is disappointment, considering I felt that this was an opportunity for us to win,” assistant coach Lewis Dunne said. “It was a game where I felt we had more than enough opportunities to score goals and create chances, but we let ourself down defensively at times and unfortunately made some mistakes that we’ve made in the past. Hopefully, we learn from today.”
Neither side had broken much of a sweat before Saunders struck first, getting on the receiving end of a Jansen Wilson cross for his first score of the season. Saunders played a ball to Wilson before taking off on a back post run up the field. Wilson returned the favor, hitting a sliding Saunders in stride for the game’s first tally.
IUPUI (1-3-3) had chances in the first half, including a clean right-footed strike from Ethan Vermillion that Belmont keeper Nate Logan cast aside for his lone save of the day in the fifth minute.
Saunders extended the Bruins’ lead to 2-0 in the 47th minute when he settled a loose ball and blasted a shot past Lucas Morefield from 20 yards out for his second score of the year. Given a two-goal lead, Belmont opted to sit in defensively and allow the IUPUI attack to possess against heavy defensive numbers. The Jaguars finally broke through in the 64th minute when Gomez rifled a header past Logan from eight yards out. Freshman Edgar Correia initiated the play with a long corner kick to the back side in which Kade Tepe recentered the play for his first point of the season.
IUPUI continued to fire away at Belmont, outshooting the guests by an 11-8 margin, but only getting two to frame. Lukas Hackaa had a game-high four shots while Gomez and Logan Finnegan had three each.
Very few players were able to muster a full 90 minutes on an unseasonably warm day that saw temperatures creep towards 90 degrees. Teams also opted for hydration breaks during each half – a rare sight for a late September match in Central Indiana. Despite Tuesday’s outcome, the arrow remains pointed up for a Jaguars team that will embark on a key stretch.
“I feel good. It’s encouraging (to see) the individual performances,” Dunne said. “At times in games we look dangerous and at times we look solid. It’s just finding that consistency that we’re lacking at the moment. As I’ve said before, we’re making mistakes that we’ve made previously and we’re not really avoiding mistakes that are avoidable, so we have a bit of an Achillies heel at the moment that we’re struggling to avoid certain types of errors.
“If we can fix that, it’s really encouraging. We need to start learning from games like today. If we can do that, I think the program and the team is going into a really positive direction going into conference play.”
IUPUI will be back to Horizon League games for its next three outings, beginning at Detroit Mercy on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. That contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S GOLF
YORKTOWN, Ind – Kiah Parrott played a phenomenal three rounds on her way to a tournament victory at the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic at The Players Club at Woodland Trails. Parrott broke the BSU 36-hole score yesterday and followed that up by breaking the 54-hole record by seven strokes.
“Winning the tournament this week means the world, especially because it was our home tournament and the first home tournament I have gotten to play in,” said Parrott. “It’s also bittersweet to win an event that is named after such a special lady that made a huge impact in the game of golf and at Ball State. Since being recruited by Ball State, Brittany Kelly was someone I immediately looked up to, and winning something with her name on it is special! I knew my time was coming to win, it was definitely overdue, and I played some of the best golf I’ve ever played, if not the best, this week! About the record, I honestly had no idea about it until my dad mentioned it to me after playing today. But breaking a record is always very special and something I strive to do and will continue to strive to do. There will be more records broken to come!”
Parrott became the first golfer since Sydney Anderson in 2017 to win an individual title. She collected her first tournament victory in her first appearance in a home tournament. She recorded a 72 (E) for the final round with two birdies on the day. She led the field with 14 birdies for the tournament. Her three-round mark of 207 (-9) set a new Ball State record for a 54-hole score, which she bested by seven strokes.
“I am really proud of Kiah,” said Head Coach Cameron Andry. “She is a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic so it’s great to see her work paying off. I had a blast walking the final round with her as she put the finishing touches on a dominant victory.”
Sarah Gallagher posted a career-best score 71 (-1) in the final round, which jumped her nine spots on the leaderboard into sixth place for a personal-best finish. She compiled 12 birdies across the two days and tied for the third-most birdies for the tournament. She finished with a three-round tally of 219 (+3).
“I thought our younger players showed some progress this week, so it’s something we can build on,” said Coach Andry.
Paige Hillman, who competed as an individual, finished tied for 43rd with a 232 (+16). She collected four birdies for the tournament. She notched a final-round score of 80 (+8).
With two birdies on the day, Jasmine Driscoll produced a score of 78 (+6). She moved up one spot in the standings into a tie for 47th with a three-round mark of 233 (+17). She tallied eight birdies for the tournament.
Peyton Broce posted a final-round tally of 79 (+7) with two birdies on the day. She finished in 55th with a score of 235 (+19) with seven birdies for the tournament. Madelin Boyd finished the tournament tied for 58th. Payton Bennett tied for 68th.
Ball State takes a week off before it heads to Indianapolis for the Butler Fall Invitational on the Highland Golf and Country Club on Monday.
1. Loyola – 879 (+15)
2. Oakland – 887 (+23)
3. Western Michigan – 891 (+27)
4. Akron – 892 (+28)
5. Ball State – 894 (+30)
6. Eastern Michigan – 899 (+35)
7. Ohio – 903 (+39)
T8. Dayton – 909 (+45)
T8. IUPUI – 909 (+45)
10. Purdue Fort Wayne – 910 (+46)
11. Western Illinois – 919 (+55)
12. Valparaiso – 936 (+72)
BALL STATE MEN’S GOLF
CINCINNATI, Ohio – In the final round of the Bearcat Invitational Tuesday, the Ball State men’s golf team moved up the leaderboard and placed sixth at 9-over (281-293-287–861).
The Cardinals, who were just one shot back of Memphis, finished ahead of major conference foes Iowa and Kentucky, in addition to Sam Houston State, which was a recent NCAA Championship finalist.
“We battled this week and got head-to-head wins over teams from the Big Ten, SEC and an NCAA finalist from a year ago,” head coach Mike Fleck said. “I’m proud of this group’s effort as we look to build on this momentum to finish out the fall.”
Ball State was led by Joey Ranieri, who finished sixth at 4-under (66-73-70–209). The senior totaled three birdies on the day and finished the final 10 holes of his round 1-under without a bogey.
Griffin Hare and Ali Khan were next in line as they tied for 30th and 33rd, respectively. Hare finished at 4-over (72-76-69–217), while Khan ended at 5-over (68-73-77–218). The duo combined for five birdies on the day, while Hare added an eagle on the 559-yard, par-5 No. 4 hole.
Kash Bellar (T-64th) and Joey Wiseman (69th) rounded out the lineup at 12-over (79-71-75–225) and 13-over (75-78-73–226), respectively.
Cincinnati won its home tournament at 7-under (845), followed by UNCG (846) and Louisville (847).
After three consecutive weeks of action, the Cardinals return to the course Oct. 10-11 for the Purdue Fall Invitational.
“It’s been a busy stretch having three events in a row,” Fleck added. “When we get home, we’ll be able to keep the guys competitive, look at some numbers, analyze and refresh.”
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S GOLF
VERONA, Wis. – The Notre Dame women’s golf team claimed second place at the 2022 Badger Invitational title in Verona, Wisconsin as they competed Sunday, Sept. 18 to Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Irish finished shooting 874 (+10), while Montgomery Ferreira took the individual title shooting 209 (-7).
The Irish led after day one as they shot a collective 284 (-4) in round one, which was eight strokes ahead of Nebraska who was in second at 292. Lauren Beaudreau led the way after round one as shot five under at 67 and was followed by Madelyn Jones who shot just a stroke behind Beaudreau at four under (68).
Notre Dame kept the lead after round two on Monday as they shot a 287 (-1) for a collective 571 (-5). Beaudreau fell to T2 after shooting a 73 in round two, but Montgomery Ferreira took first place after day two as she shot a 66 in the second round and led the way at six under par.
On the final day of the Badger Invitational, Ferreira took the individual title shooting 71 in round 3. She collectively shot 209 leading at seven under par. Beaudreau took fourth place (213) after shooting 73 in the final round.
The Irish are back in action on Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 as they head to the Barbara Nicklaus Cup.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S GOLF
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 18 Notre Dame women’s soccer (7-1-0, 0-1-0) can avenge its first loss of the season in a major way on Thursday when the No. 2 ranked team in the country visits Alumni Stadium. The Fighting Irish will host the Virginia Cavaliers on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, with the game being streamed live on ACCNX. If the Irish can pull off the victory it’ll mark their first top-2 win since 2015 and their first at home since 2013.
LAST TIME STATS:
Last time tied a top-5: at No. 4 North Carolina (2ot), T 1-1, Oct. 26, 2017
Last time tied a top-2: at No. 2 Stanford (2ot), T 2-2, Sept. 11, 2016
Last top-5 win: No. 5 Virginia Tech, W 3-0, Oct. 30, 2015
Last top-2 win: at No. 1 Virginia (2ot), W 2-1, Sept. 24, 2015
Last top-2 win at home: No. 1 North Carolina, W 1-0, Sept. 15, 2013
ND VS UVA – 2021
It was a back-and-forth showdown at Klockner Stadium last fall but ND fell to Virginia, 2-1. It was a scoreless battle through 82 minutes, as the Irish built momentum in the second half with several near chances. Yet, Virginia found the back of the net twice in 37 seconds shortly after. Despite that, the Irish fought on and received a goal from Korbin Albert in the 85th-minute.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Irish have made Alumni Stadium a difficult venue for opposing programs to succeed in. Since its creation in 2009, Notre Dame has gone 113-27-6, good for a .795 winning percentage. In fact, they have only surrendered one loss or better on six separate seasons.
Looking at just the past four years (counting this season as a year), the Irish are 27-4-2 at home.
Notre Dame went 10-1-1 during the 2021 campaign – its lone loss a 3-2 decision to Clemson in the ACC Tournament.
Notre Dame is averaging 11.0 shots on goal, which ranks 4th nationally. Overall, the Irish are averaging 23.62 shots per game, which ranks 4th nationally.
Those shots have led to a scoring offense that ranks 32nd (2.62) with a total goals ranking of 33rd (21) and total points of 38th (59).
Also how about tops in the country – 1st nationally in corner kicks per game – 9.0. Notre Dame finally got its first goal off a corner kick on Sept. 11 vs Ohio when Albert delivered a perfect ball to a flying Gaetino who’s header found the back of the net.
Olivia Wingate — 37th in game winning goals (2) // 23rd in goals per game (0.75) // 40th in points per game (1.62) // 12th in shot accuracy (0.697) // 22nd in shots per game (4.12) // 3rd in shots on goal per game (2.88) // 25th in total goals (6).
Maddie Mercado — 37th in game-winning goals (2) // 6th in shots per game (4.5) // 6th in shots on goal per game (2.62).
A 7-0 START
The Irish posted a perfect non-conference slate for the first time since 2008, going 7-0-0 –> that same year the Irish went 26-1 and made the NCAA title game.
The Irish produced two ranked wins during the non-con, knocking off No. 19 Saint Louis 2-0 on the road and then No. 22 Wisconsin 4-1 at home.
The Irish suffered its first loss of the season in a 2-0 defeat at No. 24 Clemson on Sept. 15. It marked the first time ND had trailed in a game this season. The Tigers made the most of its few chances, scoring two goals on four shots on net.
Notre Dame has tallied a 21-5 goal aggregate thus far. The 21 goals through eight games is the best in Coach Norman’s tenure and the most through eight games since the 2015 season.
Furthermore, Notre Dame has scored multiple goals in all seven of its wins this season. Out of the 21 goals – it’s come from 9 different players: Wingate (6), Mercado (5), Klenke (2), Albert (2), Van Zanten (2), Fisher, Ospeck, Coyle and Gaetino.
Notre Dame’s four shutout victories to start the year tied its second best shutout victory streak to start a season. The other instances and streaks included: 1995 (8), 2008 (4), 2010 (4).
The Irish defense surrendered its first goal of the season after 439 minutes of play in game five vs. Wisconsin.
All-in-all, they’ve allowed five goals through eight games, which equates to a 0.625 GAA (ranks 40th in the nation).
The five goals is an interesting number for the ND backline has only allowed 17 total shots on net, which equates to just over two per game. On the season, ND owns a 88-17 SOG advantage.
Total shots wise, they’re up 189-45 (23.6 vs 5.6) over the opposition.
IRISH IN THE CHARTS
It seems the United Soccer Coaches poll doesn’t know where to place the Irish for this has been the weekly progression despite the 7-1-0 record:
No. 16 – Unranked – No. 16 – No. 12 – No. 6 – No. 18.
The last time ND was as high as No. 6 (and the last time they climbed as high as a single-digit ranking) was the 2016 season.
The first RPI rankings were released on Sept. 19 and the Irish checked in at No. 4 in the country. They were the second highest ACC team behind No. 2 UNC. Virginia was right behind at No. 5. The Irish are 2-1 against the RPI Top-25.
Notre Dame’s strength of schedule ranks 10th in the country.
THREE ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Out of the first four weeks for ACC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week announcements, Notre Dame has claimed three honorees.
In her second week into collegiate soccer, Leah Klenke was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 30 in her efforts in the wins over No. 19 Saint Louis and Illinois. Klenke started at left back in both shutout victories. She also led to Sophia Fisher’s second half goal against Saint Louis, then recorded a beautiful goal against Illinois in which she floated a ball from outside the box on the left side, over the keeper and into the far post of the net.
A week later on Sept. 6, Olivia Wingate took home the offensive honor after registering her first career hat trick in a dominant 4-1 win over a ranked Wisconsin squad.
A week later on Sept. 13, it was Kiki Van Zanten who earned the offensive ACC nod. The senior scored in back-to-back games in wins over Purdue and Ohio, including a three-point performance against the latter.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame returns to Alumni Stadium to welcome Chicago State for a non-conference midweek matchup at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The match will be streamed on ACCNX via WatchESPN.
NOTRE DAME vs. CHICAGO STATE
Location: South Bend, Indiana | Alumni Stadium
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Game Notes: vs. Chicago State
THE CHICAGO STATE SERIES
• The Irish and Cougars will meet on the pitch for the first time in program history on Wednesday evening.
LAST TIME OUT
• Notre Dame escaped Charlottesville with a thrilling 2-1 road win over Virginia in ACC play on Friday, Sept. 16.
• KK Baffour provided the heroics, scoring the match winner with 3.1 seconds left after Matthew Roou played him through on goal just before crossing the midfield line.
• Baffour’s goal was the first of his collegiate career.
• The Irish never trailed in the contest.
• Notre Dame has now won three of the last four matchups against Virginia and the last 11 matches have been decided by a goal or ended in a draw.
• Of the 14 Notre Dame players that have recorded starts this season, seven have been either freshmen or sophomores.
• Seven Irish players made their collegiate debuts this season.
• Of the 18 players that have seen the pitch, 11 are either sophomores or freshmen.
• Four of Notre Dame’s five goals and five of their seven assists have come from freshmen or sophomores.
• Fourteen returning Irish players registered at least one point last season, as the team returns 86 points from last year.
• Ten players scored a goal through during the 2021 campaign, with six scoring multiple goals.
• Sophomore Matthew Roou is the top returning goal scorer on the 2022 squad after firing in seven goals during his debut season.
#3 RANKED FRESHMAN CLASS IN THE COUNTRY
• The Irish welcome a seven-man freshman class to South Bend which was ranked as the No. 3 class in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.
• The class features four players ranked in IMG’s top 200 rankings, each ranking in the top 100.
• The seven players come from a combined five states and one foreign country (Ghana).
• Kelvin Baffour (M), Daniel Boateng (M), Wyatt Borso (F), Owen Cornell (GK), Mitchell Ferguson (D), Sebastian Green (M) and Nicholas Legendre (F) make up the class.
• Notre Dame also welcomes Mo Williams to the team, a grad transfer defender from Seton Hall.
• The Irish are coming off one of their most successful seasons in program history.
• The 2021 squad advanced to the College Cup for the second time in history and captured the program’s first ACC Tournament title.
• Notre Dame finished the season on an eight-game unbeaten streak, going 5-0-3 during that span, all coming in postseason play.
• The Irish allowed just two goals over the final eight matches of the year.
• Notre Dame defeated Duke in the ACC Tournament final to capture the crown. The Irish didn’t allow a single goal over four matches of ACC Tournament play.
• The season came to an end in the College Cup semifinals, as the Irish fell to Clemson in penalties (5-3) in Cary, N.C.
INDIANA STATE BASEBALL
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball announced its 2022 fall schedule as ISU will host Indiana University on Saturday, September 24, while traveling to the University of Illinois on Sunday, October 2.
The Sycamores open up the fall schedule this weekend at Bob Warn Field with the noon ET first pitch against the Hoosiers. The game will be open to the general public.
The following weekend, Indiana State will travel to Illinois Field in Champaign, Ill. for the final scheduled contest this fall. First pitch between Indiana State and Illinois is set for 1 p.m. ET.
The Sycamores will announce their 2023 spring schedule and season ticket package at a later date.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Despite a season-high 18 kills from Iris Riegel, the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team dropped its Horizon League opener with Milwaukee 29-27, 25-13, 25-20 on Tuesday (Sept. 20).
Riegel played the best volleyball of her young career, hitting .500 on 28 attempts for 18 kills. Maggie Castleman was also a bright spot for the ‘Dons, registering 10 kills with a .400 hitting clip.
Purdue Fort Wayne jumped out to a 10-5 lead in the opening set. The lead held until 22-17, when Milwaukee started an 8-2 run. The Mastodons had five set points, but Milwaukee staved off every opportunity and eventually took the set 29-27.
The second set was all Milwaukee, as the Panthers went up 18-9 to gain a comfortable lead. They hit .647 for the frame.
Purdue Fort Wayne looked dangerous in the third, as Riegel hammered down eight of her kills in the final set. The ‘Dons led 18-15, but Milwaukee rattled off eight in a row to take the match.
The Mastodons fall to 4-8, 0-1 Horizon League while Milwaukee improves to 2-10, 1-0. Purdue Fort Wayne will play again on Saturday (Sept. 24) at IUPUI at 4 p.m.
PURDUE FT.WAYNE MEN’S GOLF
CHESTERTON, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team took fourth at the Valpo Fall Invitational on Tuesday (Sept. 20) with a team score of 884.
In the Mastodons’ lineup, there was no score take above a 76 in Valparaiso’s event. Kasey Lilly led the way with a 71-76-72-219 to take 12th place. In his final round, the senior had birdies on one, four, nine and 17.
Burke Pitz was just one shot and spot back of Lilly, turning in 73-73-74-220. He had birdies on six, nine, 10 and 18. Jadden Ousley was another two strokes back with a 73-76-73-222. His 19th-place finish was highlighted by nothing worse than a bogey in his final round. He had birdies on one, two and 16 in round three.
Nick Holder shot 78-73-76-227 with birdies on one, three, seven, 10 and 17. He tied for 32nd. Hunter Mefford was three strokes back of Holder, finishing with 74-77-79-230. Mefford had a trio of birdies on one, two and 17.
Reece Compton tied for 62nd as an individual with a 75-80-77-232. Jacob Deakyne shot 88-91-83-262, also as an individual.
Valparaiso took the team title with a score of 848. The Mastodons topped all seven other Horizon League schools in the field.
Purdue Fort Wayne is back in action on October 3 at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, where Kasey Lilly will look to defend his title from 2021.
PURDUE FT.WAYNE MEN’S SOCCER
LOUISVILLE – Bellarmine netted two goals in the second half to defeat Purdue Fort Wayne 2-0 on Tuesday (Sept. 20) afternoon in non-league men’s soccer action.
Neither team scored in the first 45 minutes. Logan Lee, Alex Frank and Nathaniel Edwards registered shots for the Mastodons in the half. A corner kick in the 40th minute netted a nice chance for the ‘Dons.
Bellarmine went up 1-0 on a score by Chirs Shust in the 59th minute.
The Mastodons had a pair of nice opportunities in the 75th minute. First it was a corner kick and that helped set up a free kick opportunity. Marc Rodriguez took the kick but his shot was saved by a diving Alex Lindewirth in goal for Bellarmine.
A penalty kick in the 76th minute sealed the game for Bellarmine.
Bellarmine improves to 3-3-1. The ‘Dons fall to 1-5-2. Purdue Fort Wayne is back in action on Saturday (Sept. 24) for a Horizon League game at Robert Morris.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE – Up at the break, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team saw three goals find the back of the net for 19th-ranked Xavier in a 3-1 loss to the Musketeers on Tuesday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.
Sophomore forward Nacho Diaz added to his season account, scoring his seventh goal of the year on a penalty kick in the 12th minute. The Spaniard also led the Aces in shots, recording three of Evansville’s four attempts on the night. In goal, graduate goalkeeper Alex Vidizzoni was unlucky in his sixth start of the season for Evansville. While Xavier scored three goals, one was scored on a deflection, another an own goal, and the final by an unmarked man on a corner kick. Vidizzoni set a new season mark, making nine saves between the posts.
After a ball into the box ricocheted off the hand of a Xavier defender, Evansville was awarded a PK, which Diaz took and calmly finished past the keeper to give the Aces a 1-0 advantage in the opening half. Evansville’s defense was able to stave off an aggressive Musketeers attack with Vidizzoni making seven first half saves to keep Xavier off the scoreboard at the break.
Xavier found its breakthrough in the 49th minute as a shot from 25 yards out bounced into the box and deflected off the foot of Makel Rasheed and into goal to equal the match at one. In the 73rd minute, Xavier took the lead after a cross into the box was deflected off an Ace into the back of the net. Finally, Xavier scored its third on a corner in the 87th minute as Rasheed knocked home his second of the night in the Musketeer’s 3-1 win.
Evansville goes on the road this weekend to continue MVC competition with a trip to take on 17th-ranked Missouri State on Saturday at 7 PM in Springfield, Mo.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S GOLF
CHESTERTON, Ind. – Tying for the 5th-lowest team score of the day, the University of Evansville men’s golf team earned a 10th place finish at the Valpo Fall Invitational at Sand Creek Country Club on Tuesday.
Evansville’s lowest round of the day belonged to Luke Schneider. A 1-under 71 gave him a 223 for the 3-round event. He tied for the 22nd position. Taking second on the team was Nicholas Gushrowski. His 75 in the third round set his final score at 227, which was good for a 32nd-place tie. One spot behind him was Daniil Romashkin. Posting his low round of the event in the final 18, Romashkin carded a 74. His score checked in at 228.
Michael Ikejiani was next for the Purple Aces. He posted his low round of the weekend on Tuesday, finishing with a 76. Ikejiani lowered his score in each round of the tournament to finish with a 236. Henry Kiel was three strokes behind Ikejiani. His 83 in the final round gave him a 239. Playing as an individual, Carson Parker finished with scores of 77-76-77 to tally a 230. He tied for 50th. Mason Taylor had his best round of the year, scoring a 75 on Tuesday to finish with a 239.
Valparaiso clinched the team and individual championships. A 278 in the final 18 gave the Beacons the lowest team round of the entire tournament while seeing them finish with an 848. They finished 34 strokes in front of Loyola. Anthony Delisanti of the Beacons defeated teammate Caleb VanArragon by one shot to earn medalist. Rounds of 70-69-69 saw him post a 208.
UE wrapped up its three rounds with a 909 to jump into the top ten. Their final score of 909 came in two shots in front of IUPUI. The Aces continue their fall season on October 10 with a trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas for the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate.
SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer opens a two-match homestand Thursday against Tennessee Tech University in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the match is free thanks to The Women’s Hospital Deaconess.
USI (3-3-2) takes on the Golden Eagles (3-4-2) after a narrow 1-0 loss at Morehead State last Sunday to begin the Ohio Valley Conference season and in Southern Indiana’s OVC debut. The contest’s lone goal was scored in the 12th minute off a save and a deflection off the post. The loss was USI’s second straight 1-0 defeat.
For the match, Southern Indiana had eight shots with three on goal, while Morehead State had 11 shots and seven on goal. USI earned five corner kicks to Morehead State’s three. Individually, senior defender Alyssa Wright (Sellersburg, Indiana) and freshman midfielder Peyton Murphy (Bargersville, Indiana) led the Screaming Eagles’ offense with two shots each, including one on goal for Wright. Junior midfielder Avery Schone (Galena, Ohio) and freshman midfielder Emma Thurston (Leawood, Kansas) also placed a shot on target. Between the posts, senior goalkeeper Maya Etienne (Midland, Michigan) made five saves, continuing to have played every minute in goal for the Screaming Eagles this season.
Murphy leads the team with five goals, 12 points, 17 shots, and 12 shots on goal. In the OVC, Murphy’s 12 points (1.50 per game) and five goals (0.63 per game) rank first, while her 17 shots (2.13 per game) rank second.
Etienne has been a wall in goal for USI, recording 32 saves and four shutouts in eight matches. Her goals against average is 0.50 with a .889 save percentage, both good for first in the OVC, and has not allowed more than one goal in any contest. She has played every minute in the net this season. With 268 career saves, Etienne is eight away from moving into fourth on USI’s all-time saves list.
Entering Thursday, the Screaming Eagles lead the OVC in the fewest goals allowed with four, leading to a league-best 0.50 goals against average. The USI defense has shown its discipline as well by not allowing a lot of set pieces in the defensive third. USI opponents have only taken 32 corner kicks, and USI has the fewest number of fouls in the OVC with only 58. The team’s 7.25 fouls per game are the lowest average in the OVC.
Tennessee Tech is 3-4-2 this season, including a 2-2-1 record on the road. The Golden Eagles are coming off a 1-0 road win at Eastern Illinois to open their Ohio Valley Conference schedule. The goal in the match was scored by sophomore forward Taylor Rhodes, who was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Week, and sophomore Maggie Conrad made four saves in goal. Tennessee Tech placed nine out of 20 shot attempts on goal against Eastern Illinois. The Golden Eagles are 2-2-1 in their last five matches.
Senior forward Chloe Smith leads Tennessee Tech with three goals, nine points, 17 shots, and nine shots on goal. Junior midfielder Yao Giada Zhou has the most helpers this season with four assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Maggie Conrad has started all nine matches for the Golden Eagles, posting 43 saves and a goals against average of 1.81. She has one shutout and a .729 save percentage. Tennessee Tech went 6-6-4 and 3-2-3 in OVC play in the 2021 season.
SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (0-11, 0-0 OVC) will kick off Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend as the Screaming Eagles are set to battle Tennessee Tech University (3-9) Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eblen Center. USI will then come back to Evansville to host Eastern Illinois University (6-7) for the OVC home-opener Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Information about USI Volleyball, including live stats, video, and audio broadcasts, is available on USIScreamingEagles.com.
USI Volleyball tickets are on sale now, with adult tickets at $8, non-USI students at $5, and all USI students, staff, and faculty with a valid ID and any child 11-and-under are admitted free. The USI, Tennessee Tech volleyball match at Eblen Center in Cookeville, Tennessee is free to all attendees.
Screaming Eagles Headlines:
1,000 Ways to Kill. Junior Leah Anderson reached the 1,000 kills milestone after nabbing 19 kills in the NIU Tri-Match last weekend. Anderson became the 15th player in program history to reach this feat and is just 19 kills away from passing Rebecca Tillema for 14th most kills all time.
Bednar Honored Again. Sophomore Abby Bednar was named to the NIU Tri-Match All-Tournament team after collecting 18 kills, eight digs, seven blocks, and one ace in eight sets played. This is her second all-tournament honor after earning the award for her efforts in the Kent State Invitational.
Non-Conference Finale. University of Southern Indiana Volleyball completed its non-conference slate last weekend as the Screaming Eagles lost its 11th straight to Rhode Island and Northern Illinois.
You Have to #OVCit. The Eagles will open Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend when they battle Tennessee Tech Friday and Saturday before hosting Eastern Illinois next Tuesday. This will be the first NCAA Division I conference match for USI since joining the OVC in early 2022.
Season Leaders. Anderson leads the group with 119 kills as junior Katherine Koch holds a team-high 234 assists while Weber sits atop with nine aces. Freshman Keira Moore has received 165 digs as sophomore Paris Downing has earned 29 blocks.
OVC Leaders. There are five Eagles who sit atop the best in five different categories within the OVC individual standings. Anderson ranks fourth in kills and points with 119 kills and 134.5 points. Koch holds seventh most assists with 234 while Moore has tallied 165 digs, putting her at fifth. Downing is currently fifth with 29 blocks while sophomore Lauren O’Neill is tied for sixth with 27 blocks.
You’ve Been Rejected. The Eagles’ defense sits third in the OVC with 1.95 blocks per set. USI has earned a total of 78 total blocks with nine solo and 138 assists.
History in the Making. With Anderson becoming the 15th player to reach 1,000 kills, her new goal is to become the 13th player to reach the 1,000-dig plateau (902). If successful, Anderson would become the fifth player in program history to reach both milestones.
Anderson’s Amazing Career. Anderson currently ranks first within the OVC in three different career statistics. She sits atop with 3.00 kills per set, 0.43 aces per set, and 3.67 points per set.
About Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles have started the season 3-9, losing their last three to No. 21 Western Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas A&M in the WKU Invitational. The Eagles have earned 540 kills, 514 assists, and 59 aces while accumulating 570 digs and 67 blocks (12 solo and 110 assists). The USI, TTU match will be the first OVC match of the season.
Leading the Golden Eagles. Senior Taylor Dorsey has recorded a .337 hitting percentage, second highest in the conference while junior Skylar Boom is also racking up high numbers this season, tallying a .290 attacking percentage that ranks third highest in the OVC. Freshman Jordan Karlen has earned the third most assists in the OVC with 341. Three Eagles have been crowned OVC Player of the Week with sophomore Jazmine Yamilkoski and Karlen earning back-to-back Setter of the Week honors while Karlen was voted Newcomer of the Week.
About Eastern Illinois. The Panthers hold the best record in the OVC at 6-7. As a team, EIU has totaled 550 kills, 503 assists, and 59 aces while earning 715 digs and 61.5 blocks (15 solo and 93 assists). The Panther will host SIU Edwardsville before battling USI on Tuesday.
Leading the Panthers. Sophomore Kaitlyn Flynn, who earned OVC Offensive Player of the Week on 9/12, has accumulated 97 kills with 4.22 kills per set. Junior Giovana Larregui Lopez earned the first Newcomer of the Year honor this season as she totals 92 kills (3.29 k/s), eight aces, and 82 digs. Freshman Catalina Rochaix has stepped up for the Panthers, tallying a team-high 237 assists.
VALPO MEN’S GOLF
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team defended its home course in a resounding manner at this week’s Valpo Fall Invitational, hosted at the par-72, 7082-yard Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind.
The Beacons finished 34 strokes ahead of the team runner-up in a 17-team field, capturing the team crown in dominant fashion while sophomore Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) and senior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) swept the top two spots, finishing as the individual medalist and individual runner-up, respectively, in a 99-player field.
How It Happened
The team boasted its best round of the event on Tuesday, finishing with a 278 over the final 18 holes to complete the 54-hole event at 848 (-16). The next closest team was Loyola, which edged DePaul by a single stroke for team runner-up honors at 882 (+18).
Delisanti earned medalist honors on Tuesday by finishing with a 69 (-3) in Round 3. That came after he finished up the second round early Tuesday morning with a 69 (-3) as well, helping him finish with a 54-hole total of 208 (-8)
Delisanti nipped his teammate VanArragon by a single stroke for medalist honors. VanArragon also enjoyed a 69 (-3) in Round 3 to cap the tournament at 209 (-7).
Valpo boasted three players in the top five, four in the top 10 and the entire starting lineup in the top 13. Junior Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) joined his teammates in the top five after tying with Delisanti and VanArragon for the best Round-3 score in the entire field with a 69 (-3). That helped him finalize a 216 (E) over 54 holes.
Fifth-year senior Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) carded a 71 (-1) on Tuesday as the team’s four counting scores were all under par in the final round. He finished the event at 218 (+2), earning a spot in the top-10 at t-10.
Sophomore Sam Booth (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) rounded out the Valpo starting five with a 220 (+4) for the tournament, tied for 13th.
Inside the Round
Delisanti earned medalist honors for the third time in his career after he previously won the Butler Spring Invitational and the MVC Championship last spring.
VanArragon turned in his 11th career top-2 finish, his 18th top-5 finish and his 21st top-10 finish.
The team score of 278 in Round 3 ranks tied for second in program history, joining last season’s Twin Oaks Intercollegiate and behind only the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge. In relation to par, the team’s Round-3 score of -10 is all alone in second in program history. It marked the program’s best 18-hole score in relation to par since the record-setting 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge (-15).
The team’s 54-hole tournament score of 848 ranks second in program history and is the team’s best mark since the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge (842). In relation to par, the -16 in a 54-hole event also ranks second in the program record book behind that same 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge (-22).
Delisanti’s 54-hole score of 208 tied for third in program history in 54-hole tournament low (overall score). He was two strokes away from tying the program record. In relation to par, his -8 tied for second in the modern program record book. He turned in the team’s best performance in terms of 54-hole tournament low in relation to par since 2015 (Peter Webb, Firestone Invitational, -8).
VanArragon’s 54-hole score of 209 also cracked the program record book, ranking tied for sixth all-time. At -7, his outing ranks tied for fourth in the program record book for 54-hole score in relation to par.
Valpo led the event in both par-4 scoring (4.05) and par-5 scoring (4.53). Delisanti led all competitors with a 3.83 on par-4 holes, followed by VanArragon at 3.90.
VanArragon led the field with 15 birdies, while Delisanti had 13 and Bonn boasted 12. The Beacons led the tournament with 61 total birdies.
Inside the Round
“In my 12 years of coaching, I can’t think of a better ‘team’ victory than this one. Every victory is sweet and unique and each one stands alone. This one was special since we had many people within the Valpo Athletic Department assisting us in hosting the home tournament, the Sand Creek Country Club staff was flawless in preparing the golf course and our team had an amazing week-plus of practice. Add to that the final round performance of all seven of our players, and it was truly a team victory. To win our tournament on our home course in front of family, friends and alumni was quite memorable for us.”
“I’m really proud of the entire team and the preparation that each of them made towards the tournament. I felt that they came into the event with a tremendous amount of confidence, and we had a good game plan in place to manage the course. The guys had a quiet confidence about them for all three rounds and their course management and execution was exemplary. I’m very pleased with our finish to the tournament and playing hard for the entire 54 holes. We finished the final round playing the last five holes 10 under.”
“We have a lot of positive takeaways from the event. While we still need to tighten up our Par-3 scoring, our Par-5 scoring was one of the best that we have had in a couple years. Nine of our 15 rounds were par or better, and both Caleb and Anthony played all three rounds under par. We led the field with 61 birdies in the three rounds and the team never wavered in maintaining the lead over those three rounds. Anthony and Caleb were in a dogfight for the medalist honors and that literally came down to the last hole for Anthony to take home the award. These guys love to push each other in practice and we saw that spill over into the three days of competition. We are going to really enjoy and savor the victory for a few days and get back to work for our next event this coming weekend.”
Valpo will return to the course on Monday, Sept. 26 to tee off the Zach Johnson Invitational at Glen Oaks CC in West Des Moines, Iowa.
VALPO WOMEN’S GOLF
A Valparaiso University women’s golf record that had stood for nearly a decade was shattered by sophomore Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) with her 54-hole performance this week. She turned in a top-10 finish, leading the team at the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic, which concluded on Tuesday at the par-72, 6139-yard Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.
How It Happened
Keil finished in the top 10 with a 54-hole score of 220 (+4), closing out her strong tournament with a 73 (+1) on Tuesday. She finished tied for seventh in a 71-player field.
Sophomore Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) also strung together her third straight sub-80 round, carding a 79 on Tuesday. She finished the tournament at 230, tied for 36th.
The third-best Beacon in the third round of the event was Kelsey Eichenauer (North Manchester, Ind. / Manchester), who posted an 81 on the final day of action.
As a team, Valpo put together a round-3 score of 316 to finish the event at 936. Loyola won the 12-team event at 879, while Ball State’s Kiah Parrott was the individual medalist at 207.
Inside the Round
The top-10 finish represented the first such finish of Keil’s collegiate career.
Keil not only set a program record for 54-hole score, but she shattered it by five strokes. Michelle Kleckner’s mark of 225 had stood since the 2013 Golfweek Program Challenge.
By finishing at +4, Keil also beat the previous program record for 54-hole tournament score in relation to par by five strokes. She outdid the previous mark of +9 set by Kayla Krueger at the 2019 Loyola Fall Invitational.
Keil’s 73 on Tuesday matched a personal best and for the second time in this tournament, she put up an 18-hole score that is tied for eighth in program history.
The team’s 54-hole score of 936 ranks third in program history behind only last season’s Redbird Invitational (931) and last year’s Butler Fall Invite (932). The team score in relation to par of +72 this week ranks second in program history, behind only +67 at the Redbird Invitational last fall.
The Beacons produced 25 birdies, nearly half of which came courtesy of Keil, who finished with a dozen.
Thoughts from Head Coach Jill McCoy
“I’m so proud of Maddie. She played some great golf this weekend. She made a lot of putts, had a lot of saves for par, but also just played some really consistent golf. It’s really cool to see her settling down and confident. Hopefully a week off will help us work out some of the bugs, and we’ll be stronger as a team for the Butler Invitational.”
Valpo will tee off the Butler Fall Invitational on Monday, Oct. 3 at Highland CC in Indianapolis.
San Diego (1-2, 0-0 PFL)
at Valparaiso (1-2, 0-0 PFL)
Game #4 Saturday, Sept. 24, Noon CT
Brown Field (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind.
This Week in Valpo Football: It’s a special week at Valparaiso University as Homecoming Weekend will create a festive atmosphere on campus, with the events highlighted by Saturday’s noon football game at Brown Field. The Beacons will welcome in perennial Pioneer Football League powerhouse San Diego to crank up league play and attempt to enter a bye week on a high note.
Previously: Valpo fell 35-13 at Dartmouth in last week’s nonconference finale, a road game against the defending Ivy League champion that was closer than the final score would indicate. Valpo had first down inside the 10-yard line twice in the fourth quarter with opportunities to cut the lead to one possession, but the Dartmouth defense stood tall and forced turnovers on downs in each of those spots, then scored a touchdown in the closing seconds to widen the lead. James Doerer posted 15 tackles and Michael Appel Jr. completed 22 passes for 196 yards.
Series Notes: The all-time series leans heavily in favor of San Diego as the Toreros hold a 21-6 record against Valpo. However, the Beacons snapped a 14-game head-to-head skid that dated back to 2003 with a 20-19 victory thanks to a late Braden Contreras touchdown catch in the most recent Brown Field matchup between the two teams, the final game of the Spring 2021 season. Another close contest followed, as San Diego prevailed 21-14 last year in California. Valpo led 14-0 through one quarter and used strong defense to cling to the lead for much of the game, but San Diego scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:15 remaining. Each of the last two matchups between these foes have been decided by touchdowns in the final two minutes.
Following the Beacons: This week’s game will be available on ESPN3 with Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Brian Jennings (analyst) on the call. In addition, the radio call will be available on ValpoAthletics.com, 95.1 FM Valparaiso and the TuneIn Radio app. Links to live video, audio and stats can all be found on ValpoAthletics.com. For in-game updates, follow @valpoufootball on Twitter.
Valpo in PFL Openers: Valpo will attempt to open the league portion of the schedule with a victory for the third consecutive season. The Beacons went on the road and beat Butler to start the Spring 2021 season before kicking off the Fall 2022 league slate with a 24-21 win at Drake. Prior to the Spring 2021 PFL-opening victory, Valpo’s last win to begin league play was in 2016 vs. Davidson. Valpo has already enjoyed wins in PFL openers in consecutive years for the first time since 2006, and a victory on Saturday would allow the squad to open Pioneer Football League play with a win for a third straight season for the first time since the league was founded in 1993. The last time Valpo won the conference opener in three straight seasons was in the Heartland Collegiate Conference from 1985-1987 under head coach Bill Koch.
Valpo in Homecoming Contests: Valpo will look to turn around its recent results in homecoming games after dropping each of the last three, all games that were decided by fewer than seven points. The Beacons lost to Marist 27-24 in overtime a year ago after setbacks to Charleston (19-13) in 2019 and Davidson (40-35) in 2018. A win on Saturday would be Valpo’s first homecoming triumph since beating Stetson 27-24 in 2017. In addition, Valpo is attempting to move to 2-0 at home for the first time since 2016, when the home slate started with victories over Trinity International and Davidson.
Scouting the Opponent: San Diego opened the season with a 58-0 win over La Verne before falling 28-27 to Cal Poly and 43-13 to UC Davis. The Toreros were picked to finish second in the annual Pioneer Football League preseason poll, collecting three first-place votes while Davidson captured the other eight first-place votes and was picked to win the league. Last season, San Diego rapped off seven straight wins to close the year after starting 0-4, eventually finishing 7-1 in league play and earning a share of its PFL-record-tying 12th regular-season title.
U OF I WOMEN’S GOLF
DENTON, Texas—The UIndy women’s team continued its challenging start to the 2022-23 season, taking on some of the best programs in the country at the DBU Women’s Classic Monday and Tuesday. Led by all-tournament performer Elyse Stasil, the Greyhounds placed fifth in what was essentially a national-championship-caliber field.
Fifteen of the 16 teams in attendance were ranked in the top 50, including four in the top 10 and eight in the top 15. The Hounds combined for a one-under 287 in the final round to hold off No. 4 Anderson (S.C.) and remain in the top five.
“Getting a top five here wasn’t easy,” admitted head coach Brent Nicoson. “The field was loaded with highly-ranked teams, and I feel as though we showed glimpses of what we can be later in the year.
Stasil, a fifth-year senior, proved she belongs among DII’s best. The Chesteron, Ind., native fired scores of 72-70-68 to finish T-4 at -6.
Senior Catharina Graf also had a remarkable week, as she shared ninth place. Her tournament including a first-round 69, good for a new collegiate low.
“I am very proud of Elyse and Cathi this week,” said Nicoson. “They played very well and proved what experience can do for players. Elyse’s round today (68) could have been even lower as her ball striking was very, very solid.”
Sophomore Anci Dy carded her best score of the week in Tuesday’s final round, shooting even par to move to T-31. Katelyn Skinner (+14) and Maggie Schaffer (+19) also contributed to the team score. Meanwhile, freshman Ava Ray made the trip as an individual, finishing at +9 to share 51st.
The tournament was held at Robson Ranch Wildhorse Golf Club and was hosted by Dallas Baptist University, the No. 1-ranked team in Division II.
The Hounds return to the Midwest for the William Beall Fall Classic. The annual tournament is set for Oct. 3-4 in Findlay, Ohio.
U OF I MEN’S GOLF
FINDLAY, Ohio—The UIndy men’s placed seventh at the annual Doc Spragg Fall Invitational, hosted by the University of Findlay Monday and Tuesday. Two Greyhounds earned spots in the top 10 among the 92-man field that featured some of the best teams in the Midwest.
Seniors Cam Carroll and Jacob Nickell shared seventh place among the region’s best. Both student-athletes settled at -5, .marking the second straight tournament to two veterans finished with the same 54-hole score. Carroll carded scores of 70-70-71 while Nickell went 72-69-70.
Making just his second career appearance in the UIndy lineup, junior Noah Wolfe (+4) set a collegiate low with a second-round 69 on to way to a share of 41st place. Junior Bryce Robertson (+10) and freshman Jackson Watkins (+18) rounded out the team scoring, placing 68th and 88th, respectively.
Senior Ethan Stanley (+10) and freshman Drew Rowen (+11) competed as individuals, with both shooting an even-par 72 in the second round.
Many of this week’s opponents will join the Hounds at the upcoming Midwest Regional on Oct. 3-4, held at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Mo.
U OF I MEN’S BASKETBALL
INDIANAPOLIS – UIndy men’s basketball head coach Paul Corsaro announced the addition of an exhibition contest for the upcoming 2022-23 schedule on Tuesday afternoon.
The Greyhounds are set to battle Western Kentucky University on Tuesday, November 15, at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Ky. Tip time will be announced at a later date..
UIndy will have had two in-region contests prior to the exhibition with the Hilltoppers, hosting Ohio Dominican and Lake Erie on Nov. 11 and 13, respectively.
MARIAN MEN’S TENNIS
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s tennis team rebounded into the win column Tuesday afternoon, starting out the Crossroads League Tournament with a strong 6-1 victory over Spring Arbor. The Knights stand at 6-3 overall this fall, as they advance to the semifinal round.
Marian took the first point of the match, jumping on top of the Cougars in the match by taking the doubles point. Shadi Al Tori and Ashwin Bhat made quick work of their match at No. 3 doubles, winning by a score of 6-1 over Charlie Dobben and Caleb Kaytar. The point was clinched moments later, as Mark Griffin and Andrew Ilett were victorious at No. 1 over Connor Mogle and Sebastian Smith, as the duo won 6-2. The Knights pair of Armando Lopez and Jacob Wittenbaum went unfinished in their match at No. 2 doubles, as they trailed 3-5.
In singles, Ilett paced Marian as he claimed the first win with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 position. At No. 4, Dmitrii Voshchenkov picked up a commanding 6-3, 6-2 win, while Bhat scored the winning point in the match with his 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles. Spring Arbor would pick up a win at No. 2 singles, as Jona Henze went down to Mogle by a 6-3, 6-2 count, but the Knights finished strong winning at both No. 1 and No. 5.
At the first position, Griffin claimed a three-set victory by taking down Smith in three sets, as he rebounded from a 6-1 loss in the first set by winning the second and third 6-0, 6-0. Jones McNamar finished the match with a win, claiming a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.
The Knights will advance to the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals on Thursday, traveling to Huntington to play against the No. 2 seed Foresters.
MARIAN WOMEN’S TENNIS
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian women’s tennis team notched their third straight win Tuesday afternoon, as the Knights blanked Mount Vernon Nazarene 7-0 in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals. The win gives Marian an 8-1 overall record, as they advance to the tournament semifinals for the 12th consecutive season.
The Knights made quick work through doubles play with Dana Savarino and Joelle Leihbacher defeating Emma Harville and Megan Vollrath 6-0 at the No. 3 spot. Emma Chrome and Josie Yarbrough came in behind them, downing Emily Allison and Audrey Cochran 6-3 at the No. 2 spot, while Katharina Bopst and Lisa Koerner were leading 5-2 over Hailey Clayborn and Hannah Fugate before Marian clinched the doubles point.
Savarino scored Marian’s first point in singles, winning in straight sets with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Allison at the No. 4 spot. Tea Vrkic followed up with the win at the No. 6 spot, downing Vollrath 6-0, 6-0, while Leihbacher clinched the match moments later at the No. 5 spot with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Harville. Koerner continued Marian’s wins with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Cochran at the No. 3 spot, and soon after came Chrome picking up the win at the No. 2 spot over Fugate with the 6-0, 6-1 win. Bopst wrapped things up for the Knights at the No.1 spot, as she won 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.
Marian will now play Thursday as they host Bethel at 3 PM for the Crossroads League Semifinals.
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|Tampa Bay||82||66||.554||7.5||49 – 27||33 – 39||38 – 31||14 – 15||18 – 12||4 – 6||L 2|
|Baltimore||76||71||.517||13||41 – 32||35 – 39||30 – 36||15 – 17||19 – 10||4 – 6||L 2|
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|Cleveland||81||67||.547||–||40 – 32||41 – 35||13 – 16||41 – 27||15 – 16||8 – 2||W 2|
|Chi White Sox||76||72||.514||5||35 – 38||41 – 34||15 – 17||34 – 31||18 – 16||6 – 4||L 1|
|Minnesota||73||75||.493||8||43 – 32||30 – 43||18 – 16||35 – 30||12 – 17||4 – 6||L 2|
|Kansas City||59||89||.399||22||35 – 41||24 – 48||13 – 22||29 – 36||10 – 18||3 – 7||W 1|
|Detroit||57||91||.385||24||31 – 45||26 – 46||11 – 20||26 – 41||9 – 21||4 – 6||W 2|
|X-Houston||98||51||.658||–||50 – 23||48 – 28||12 – 12||26 – 8||51 – 25||9 – 1||W 3|
|Seattle||81||66||.551||16||39 – 32||42 – 34||16 – 17||17 – 9||36 – 32||4 – 6||L 1|
|LA Angels||65||83||.439||32.5||34 – 41||31 – 42||11 – 23||16 – 13||31 – 34||5 – 5||W 1|
|Texas||63||84||.429||34||30 – 42||33 – 42||7 – 22||17 – 13||28 – 40||4 – 6||L 3|
|Oakland||54||94||.365||43.5||24 – 48||30 – 46||13 – 20||12 – 21||25 – 40||4 – 6||W 1|
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|Miami||61||88||.409||33.5||30 – 44||31 – 44||29 – 39||12 – 16||12 – 21||4 – 6||L 1|
|Washington||51||97||.345||43||24 – 50||27 – 47||13 – 49||15 – 18||15 – 18||2 – 8||L 3|
|St. Louis||87||62||.584||–||51 – 27||36 – 35||16 – 18||44 – 24||17 – 10||6 – 4||L 2|
|Milwaukee||78||70||.527||8.5||41 – 30||37 – 40||11 – 15||38 – 32||14 – 18||5 – 5||L 3|
|Chi Cubs||63||85||.426||23.5||31 – 44||32 – 41||17 – 10||30 – 36||10 – 25||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cincinnati||58||90||.392||28.5||29 – 44||29 – 46||12 – 22||25 – 38||10 – 22||2 – 8||L 1|
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|Colorado||64||84||.432||39||40 – 36||24 – 48||10 – 24||16 – 16||29 – 33||5 – 5||L 2|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
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|Buffalo Bills||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||72||17||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|New York Jets||1||1||0||.500||1.0||40||54||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||1||1||0||.500||1.0||24||34||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
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|Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||48||46||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Denver Broncos||1||1||0||.500||1.0||32||26||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||0||2||0||.000||2.0||42||53||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
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|Baltimore Ravens||1||1||0||.500||0.0||62||51||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||1||1||0||.500||0.0||56||55||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||2||0||.000||1.0||37||43||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
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|Houston Texans||0||1||1||.250||0.5||29||36||0-0-1||0-1-0||0-1-1||0-0-1||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||1||1||.250||0.5||20||44||0-0-0||0-1-1||0-1-1||0-1-1||1 L|
|Tennessee Titans||0||2||0||.000||1.0||27||62||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||2 L|
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|New York Giants||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||40||36||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Washington Commanders||1||1||0||.500||1.0||55||58||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Dallas Cowboys||1||1||0||.500||1.0||23||36||1-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
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|San Francisco 49ers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||37||26||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||1||0||.500||0.0||41||58||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||1||1||0||.500||0.0||50||67||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||1||0||.500||0.0||24||43||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||1||1||0||.500||0.0||30||31||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||34||33||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Detroit Lions||1||1||0||.500||0.0||71||65||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||1||1||0||.500||0.0||29||37||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||39||13||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||1||1||0||.500||1.0||37||46||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Carolina Panthers||0||2||0||.000||2.0||40||45||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||2||0||.000||2.0||53||58||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1892 John Clarkson becomes the fifth pitcher in major league history to record his 300th victory when the Spiders beat the Pirates, 3-2, at Cleveland’s League Park. The 31-year-old right-hander will compile a 328-178 record during his 12-year Hall of Fame career in the big leagues.
1896 Connie Mack announces he is leaving the Pirates to manage the minor-league Milwaukee Brewers of the Western League. The light-hitting catcher retires as a full-time player to accept the deal, including twenty-five percent of the club, a precursor to his 54-year reign as the American League A’s owner.
1925 Barney Friberg catches an inning in a 9-7 loss against Pittsburgh, the only position on the field the Phillies utility man hadn’t yet played this season. Ripley’s Believe or Not highlights his achievement in its syndicated cartoon.
1934 “If I’da known he was gonna throw one, I’da thrown one, too.” – DIZZY DEAN, after his brother tosses a no-hitter in the nightcap of a doubleheader. In the second game of a twin bill at Ebbets Field, 22-year-old Cardinal hurler Paul Dean, called Daffy by his teammates, becomes the fifth rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating the Dodgers, 3-0. His brother Dizzy held Brooklyn hitless until the eighth inning in the opener, settling for a two-hitter in the team’s 13-0 blanking of the Bums.
1941 The Giants become the first major league team to start four Jewish players when Harry Danning (C), Harry Feldman (P), Morrie Arnovich (LF), and Sid Gordon (CF) take the field at the Polo Grounds. The game also marks the first time a Jewish pitcher and a Jewish catcher form the battery when 30-year-old backstop Danning calls the pitches for 21-year-old rookie right-hander Feldman, who is making his second big league start.
1947 W8XCT, the station to become known as WLWT, carries the first televised Reds’ game. An estimated home audience of 10,000 viewers watches their hometown heroes lose to the Pirates in the Sunday afternoon contest at Crosley Field, 11-7.
1947 At Fenway Park, Johnny Pesky finishes the day with 202 hits when he collects two hits in both ends of a doubleheader against the Senators. The 28-year-old shortstop surpasses the 200-hit mark for the third time in as many seasons, becoming the first player to lead a league in hits in his first three seasons.
1949 At Wrigley Field, the Phillies beat Chicago, 3-1, for their 78th victory. The win guarantees the club its first winning season since 1932, snapping a 16-year streak of futility.
1951 In his major league debut, Cardinals hurler Jack Collum throws a two-hit shutout against the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park, 6-0. The 24-year-old rookie southpaw, who developed a natural screwball due to losing part of his index finger in a farm accident, will post a 32-28 record during his nine-year tenure with six big-league teams.
1952 In front of the season’s second-largest crowd, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.
1954 Rookie pitcher Bob Grim wins his 20th game when the Yankees defeat the Senators, 3-1. Due to arm troubles, the 24-year-old right-hander will eventually be used exclusively in relief, becoming a selection for the All-Star team in that role for the American League squad in 1957.
1956 At Fenway Park, the Yankees strand 20 runners, losing to the Red Sox, 13-7. The number of players left on base sets a big-league record for a nine-inning game.
1959 With an eight-inning 12-hit effort in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, lefty Warren Spahn earns his 20th victory for the fourth consecutive season and the tenth time in his career. The southpaw will compile 13 seasons with twenty or more wins during his 21-year Hall of Fame tenure in the major leagues.
1963 When first base umpire Doug Harvey tosses skipper Danny Murtaugh and coach Frank Oceak, Gene Baker takes over the club’s reins in the final two innings, becoming the first black to manage a team at the major-league level. The former Kansas City Monarchs, Chicago Cubs, and Pirates infielder’s historic moment is spoiled when Willie Davis hits a three-run walk-off home run, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 victory over the Bucs in the Chavez Ravine contest.
1964 In the first of ten consecutive losses, the front-running Phillies lose to the Reds at Connie Mack Stadium, 1-0. The game’s only run scores in the sixth inning when Chico Ruiz steals home, a play many fans believe is the harbinger of the season-ending collapse, which will see the team blow a six-and-half game lead with 12 left to play.
1964 Returning from a West Coast road trip, the Phillies are greeted at the airport by over 2,000 pennant-fever fans when they arrive in Philadelphia early in the morning. In front of the National League by six and a half games with only 12 games to play, the team will suffer a ten-game losing streak and not make it to the postseason.
1966 The smallest crowd in the 46-year-old history of Chicago’s Wrigley Field watches the Cubs beat Cincinnati, 9-3. The 530 fans in attendance for the Wednesday afternoon contest see Billy Williams and Adolfo Phillips go deep in a game that takes only two hours and twenty-four minutes to complete.
1969 In a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the tenth inning at Candlestick Park, LA’s Pete Mikkelsen retires the first two Giants batters before intentionally walking Willie McCovey, who is 4-for-4 in the game. The Dodger reliever then issues free passes unintentionally to the next two hitters to load the bases, losing the game when shortstop Maury Wills boots pinch-hitter Jim Davenport’s ground ball.
1970 Oakland southpaw Vida Blue, in his eighth major league start, becomes the 11th rookie to throw a no-hitter. The A’s 21-year-old freshman, who will become the AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner next season, beats the Twins at Oakland Coliseum, 6-0.
1971 By a 10–2 vote, the American League gives the cash-strapped Senators approval to move to Arlington next season, with only the Orioles and White Sox casting negative votes. In 1961, Charlie O. Finley had explored shifting his Kansas City A’s to the welcoming Metroplex in Texas but received no support from his fellow owners.
1971 Dave McNally wins his 20th game for the fourth consecutive season when he blanks New York at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The southpaw becomes the first of the four 20-game winners on the club, which will include Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.
1973 In Detroit, John Hiller goes 3.2 innings in the Tigers’ 5-1 victory over the Red Sox, notching his 38th save, a club record. Two years ago, the southpaw reliever suffered a heart attack as a 27-year-old.
1973 On the day they get to .500, the Mets move into first place for the first time since May 27th, half a game ahead of Pittsburgh in the ‘NL Least.’ Thanks to Tom Seaver’s complete-game five-hitter, New York evens its record at 77-77 with a 10-2 victory, the 21st in the last 29 games.
1975 Jim Rice suffers a broken bone in his hand after being hit by a Vern Ruhle pitch in the first inning of the team’s 6-5 victory over the Tigers in Detroit. The injury will cause the 22-year-old Red Sox rookie sensation to miss the remainder of the season, including the World Series.
1975 Gaylord Perry goes the distance, limiting Chicago to six hits in the team’s 8-2 win at White Sox Park. The victory gives the Ranger right-hander the identical career win-loss record (215-174) of his brother, Jim, released by the A’s in August after getting his final major league decision earlier in the month.
1979 In the Royals’ 13-4 rout of the A’s at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, U.L. Washington hits two three-run home runs, one left-handed and one right-handed. The pair of round-trippers will be the only ones the Kansas City shortstop hits in the 101 games he plays this season.
1981 Phillies southpaw Steve Carlton becomes the all-time National League strikeout leader when he fans Andre Dawson in the third frame of the team’s 1-0 loss in 17 innings at Montreal. Lefty, who tosses ten shutout innings and fans a dozen batters in the Olympic Stadium contest, surpasses Cardinal legend Bob Gibson with his 3,118th career strikeout, taking over the top spot in the Senior Circuit.
1986 Jimmy Jones tosses a one-hit shutout in his major league debut when San Diego blanks Houston, 5-0. The 22-year-old # 1 draft pick, who will post a 43-39 record during his eight-year big league career with the Padres, Yankees, and Astros, allows only a third-inning triple to the opposing pitcher Bob Knepper.
1987 Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson become the first teammates to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in the same season when the ‘Straw’ swipes two bags in the Mets’ 7-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The southpaw swinger is only the tenth member of the 30-30 club but is the fourth player, along with HoJo, Indians’ right fielder Joe Carter, and Reds center fielder Eric Davis to accomplish the feat this season.
1987 Howard Johnson breaks a 53-year-old National League record when he strokes his 36th home run as a switch hitter in the Mets’ 7-1 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The third baseman’s historic homer, the team’s franchise-high seventh grand slam of the season, surpasses the mark established by Cardinals’ first baseman Ripper Collins in 1934 but is far less than the major league record of 54 set in 1961 by Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle.
1988 Kevin McReynolds steals his 21st and final base of the season when he swipes second base in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 4-3 victory over the Phillies at Shea Stadium. The New York outfielder finishes the campaign without being caught, surpassing the major league record set by the A’s Jimmy Sexton with 16 stolen bases not being thrown out in 1982.
1988 Astros’ right-hander Bob Knepper tosses a one-hitter, beating Pete Smith, who also throws a complete game, and the Braves, 1-0. The only Atlanta hit in the two-hour-and-four-minute Astrodome contest is Dale Murphy’s second-inning infield single.
1995 John Vander Wal sets a major league record with his 26th pinch-hit of the season. The Rockies pinch-hitter’s historic hit is a seventh-inning solo home run off Sergio Valdez in Colorado’s 5-3 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park.
1997 At Kauffman Stadium, Indians starter John Smiley breaks his arm, throwing a curveball warming up in the bullpen. The southpaw, obtained in a midseason trade from the Reds, was recently placed on the disabled list due to tendinitis.
1998 Jason Kendall sets a new National League record for catchers when he swipes his 26th base in an 8-1 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park. The Pirates’ backstop surpasses the previous mark set by John Stearns, playing for the Mets in 1978.
2000 Vladimir Guerrero, in the team’s 10-3 victory over Florida, establishes an Expo single-season home run record by hitting his 43rd round-tripper. ‘Vlad the Impaler’, who breaks the record he set last year, goes deep to center field off A.J Burnett in the fifth inning of the Olympic Stadium contest to establish the new mark.
2001 Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez hit his 47th home run, tying the major league mark for round-trippers by a shortstop in a season. The Cubs’ legend Ernie Banks established the record in 1958.
2001 The Mets donate their day’s pay, which totals approximately $500,000, from tonight’s game with the Braves at Shea to a rescue fund for the families of the firefighters and policemen killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. The contest is the first professional baseball game played in New York since the tragedy.
2001 A crowd of 41,235 at Shea Stadium witnesses baseball’s return to New York City for the first time since the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Uplifting ceremonies before and during the game, including performances by Diana Ross, Marc Anthony, Lisa Minnelli, and NYPD bagpipers, pay tribute to victims of the tragedy. Mike Piazza’s eighth-inning home run gives the Mets a 3-2 dramatic victory over the Braves.
2003 Greg Maddux, with Atlanta beating the Marlins, 8-0, becomes the first pitcher to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons. The Braves’ righty, who pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only one hit en route to his 288th career victory, had shared the record with Cy Young.
2004 Raul Ibanez, in the Mariners’ 16-6 rout over LA, ties an American League record shared by 20+ players when he collects six hits in the nine-inning contest. The mark for the most hits in an AL game is nine, accomplished by Cleveland’s Johnny Burnett in an 18-inning marathon against Philadelphia.
2005 At Shea Stadium, Mudcat Grant and Al Downing welcome Marlins’ southpaw Dontrelle Willis to the “Black Aces,” a fraternity of African-Americans 20-game winners in a big-league season. Beating the Nationals earlier in the month, the D-Train became the 13th black to accomplish the feat and plans to join the Aces’ foundation to promote baseball in the African-American community.
2006 David Ortiz, hitting his 51st and 52nd homers, breaks the Red Sox’s franchise record of 50 in a single season, established by Jimmie Foxx in 1938. ‘Big Papi’ also surpasses his own major league mark for home runs set by a DH with 45, two more than the standard he set last season.
2008 Behind southpaw Scott Kazmir’s solid outing, throwing six scoreless innings, the Rays, who have never finished higher than fourth in the American League East Division during the first decade of their existence, clinch a postseason berth with a 7-2 victory over Minnesota. Carlos Pena’s two doubles and solo home runs by Cliff Floyd and Fernando Perez provide the offensive in Tampa Bay’s historic win at Tropicana Field.
2008 After a moving ceremony celebrating the history of the 85-year-old ballpark, New York beat the Orioles in the last game ever played at Yankee Stadium, 7-3. Babe’s daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens, throws out the ceremonial first pitch, with team captain Derek Jeter at the end of the game, surrounded on the mound by his teammates, bids farewell to ‘House Ruth Built,’ addressing 54,610 fans attending the Bronx finale.
2009 Dave Clark, the team’s third-base coach, replaces Cecil Cooper as the slumping Astros manager. ‘Coop,’ after signing a contract extension to manage until the end of the 2010 season, piloted his club to a 171-170 record, including a disappointing 70-79 mark this season, during his two-year tenure in the Houston dugout.
2010 A 6-4 come-from-behind victory over Cleveland at Target Field and Chicago’s loss in Oakland clinches the AL Central Division for the Twins. Minnesota, who had to play a 163rd game the previous two seasons to determine a division winner, becomes the first club to secure a postseason berth this season.
2010 Obtained in an off-season trade with Blue Jays, Roy Halladay becomes the Phillies’ first 20-game winner since Steve Carlton reached the milestone 28 years ago and the first right-hander to accomplish the feat for the club since Robin Roberts posted a 23-14 record in 1955. The 5-3 victory over Atlanta, Philadelphia’s ninth straight win that increases the team’s NL East lead to five games over the fading Braves, make ‘Doc’ the 17th pitcher to accomplish the feat in both leagues, having compiled two 20-win seasons with the Blue Jays.
2013 Matt Carpenter breaks Stan Musial’s 1953 Cardinals single-season record for two-baggers hit by a left-handed batter when he doubles for the 54th time this season, reaching the milestone in the fifth inning of the team’s 7-2 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. Joe Medwick established the overall franchise mark, hitting 64 during the 1936 campaign.
2013 Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez’s 29th round-tripper, his 300th career home run, ties him with Ted Williams for the most hit in a season by a player who is 41 or older. In his final year as a major leaguer, the’ Splendid Splinter hit that many in 1960 while playing with the Red Sox.
2013 The Tigers tie the game with a six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth, then beat the White Sox in extra innings, 7-6. Omar Infante ends the Comerica Park contest by hitting a bases-loaded infield single in the 12th for the walk-off victory.
2019 With two years left on his contract, the Padres fired manager Andy Green, citing communication issues. During his four seasons with the Friars, the 42-year-old skipper compiled a 274-366 (.428) record, never finishing higher than fourth in the five-team NL Western Division.
2020 The A’s become the first team to clinch a division in the shortened Covid-19 season, securing the flag on an off day when an Astros’ loss to Mariners puts the second-place club 6.5 games behind with six to play. The victory marks Oakland’s first championship since 2013, but the team will be making their third straight postseason appearance, facing the White Sox in the new three-game Wild Card series.
WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1992
Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs Atlanta Braves (2)
Once again, the Atlanta Braves reclaimed their title as National League champions and were anxious to make amends for their devastating Game 7 loss to the Minnesota Twins in the previous Series. The Braves were almost put out of the running, but recaptured the pennant with a three run, ninth-inning rally against the Pittsburgh Pirates to advance to the finals.
The Toronto Blue Jays represented the first Canadian franchise ever to appear in a Fall Classic (after beating the Oakland A’s in the American League playoffs) and held a benefit that had been an “Achilles heel” for the Braves in the ’91 affair, an indoor stadium. Atlanta had been winless against the Twins at the Metrodome and the Jays’ Skydome offered the same opportunity for home field advantage.
Game 1 belonged to Atlanta’s Tom Glavine, (who tossed a four hitter) with Damon Berryhill coming up huge with a clutch, three run homer for the 3-1 opening victory. Toronto evened the score the following day with a 5-4 comeback of their own thanks to utility man Ed Sprague’s pinch, two run homer off baseball’s all-time saves leader, Jeff Reardon in the ninth.
As Game 3 moved across the border (for the first Canadian Classic) the question still remained of the Blue Jays’ ballpark benefit. Both teams went head-to-head for eight innings and held a 2-2 tie going into the ninth. Candy Maldonado put the home team ahead with a bases loaded one out walk-off single off Reardon (again) who was retired for the remainder of the contest despite his career record of three-hundred fifty-seven saves. Devon White was the standout in the 2-3 event by making a sensational backhanded grab (against the 400-foot sign) off a David Justice blast with Deion Sanders and Terry Pendleton on base. The snag nearly resulted in a triple play as Pendleton passed Sanders on the base paths for an automatic out and Sanders just missed being tagged out in a rundown by Kelly Gruber.
Toronto continued its winning streak to three games in Game 4 as lefthander Jimmy Key and relievers Duane Ward and Tom Henke held the Braves to five hits in a 2-1 triumph that also featured a bases-empty homer by Blue Jays catcher Pat Borders (Series MVP) and an RBI single by White. Down as they had been throughout the playoffs, the ever-resilient National League champs bounced back in Game 5 for the crucial 7-2 victory as Lonnie Smith (who had made the costly base-running error in Game 7 of the ’91 affair) erased the memory with a spectacular bases-loaded home run off Jack Morris. Atlanta was grateful for the extension as the Series shifted back home (to the outdoor settings) at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The change of scenery proved meaningless though as the Braves entered the ninth inning down 2-1. Henke (with thirty-four saves) was brought in to maintain the Toronto bullpen’s scoreless streak of 15 1/3 innings, but stumbled against the first three batters he faced. First, Jeff Blauser led off with a single and Berryhill advanced him to second with a textbook bunt. Then, pinch-hitter Smith followed with a walk, putting the potential winning run on base.
Francisco Cabrera (another pinch-hitter) sent a scorching line drive to left field. Candy Maldonado (whose leadoff homer in the fourth had broken the 1-1 tie) hastily retreated toward the wall and made a spectacular, extended grab for the second out of the inning. Otis Nixon (who fell behind at 0-2) managed to connect for a clutch double that scored Blauser and moved Smith to third. With the game winning (and Series-tying) run just 90 feet from home plate, Ron Gant flied out to White.
Things continued to look grim for Atlanta as Charlie Leibrandt surrendered a single to Roberto Alomar in the eleventh, moving White (who had been hit) to second with “batman” Dave Winfield stepping up to the plate. The versatile utility infielder / designated hitter followed with a sharply hit grounder down the left-field line that went for a two run double and the Toronto lead. Now down 4-2, Atlanta led off the frame with another Blauser single and Berryhill reached base on shortstop Alfredo Griffin’s misplay of a ground ball. After Rafael Belliard’s sacrifice left runners on second and third, Brian Hunter came through with a run-scoring groundout. Clinging to the 4-3 advantage, the Blue Jays brought in their seventh pitcher of the night, Mike Timlin who induced Nixon to bunt with the potential tying run at third. The quick-reflexed, right-handed reliever charged the blooper and made the throw to first ending the game and the Series.
In the end, it was an anti-climatic finale to a very climatic Classic. The ’92 title was the first championship crown ever won by a Canadian franchise and not surprisingly, it wouldn’t be the last.
ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-2000
In the year 2000, a new century of All-Stars took the field in Atlanta, though this time it was played at Turner Field instead of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium as it had been twenty-eight years before. Surprisingly, this game allowed only one homerun, which came from the Brave’s Chipper Jones who became the thirteenth player to hit an All-Star home run in his home ballpark. Despite this local hero’s performance, the star of the game was Yankee Derek Jeter who was only filling in for an injured Alex Rodriguez.
Seven additional All-Stars voted to starting lineups by the fans were also injured and missing including Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Pedro Martinez and Greg Maddux.
Despite the Yankees All-Star legacy, Jeter became the first in blue pinstripes ever to win an All-Star Most Valuable Player Award. He collected three hits, drove in two runs and scored another en route the honor.
During the game the National League stars managed nine hits off of eight American League pitchers, but couldn’t break find their way home. Defensively, they contributed to their own downfall with two errors and a difficult third inning during which Dodgers right-handed Kevin Brown walked three batters.
On the other side, a combination of timely hitting, clutch pitching and capitalizing on poor defense lifted the Americans to their fourth straight All-Star victory and tenth in thirteen games.
FOOTBALL HISTORY (https://pigskindispatch.com/)
September 21, 1969 – A 98 yard punt is kicked in a professional NFL football game. Yes you read that correctly 98 green grass yards! Please check out the video clip here. New York Jets punter Steve O’Neal took the snap from the two yard line and caught and punted the ball from deep in his own endzone. The ball sailed past a Denver Bronco punt return man who had his arms outstretched and landed at the Denver 33 yard line. The impact with the ground sent the kick screaming towards the Denver goal line and apparently into the end zone. WOW! Needless to say it is a records that will probably stand the test of time!
September 21, 1980 – Rookie strong safety Johnnie Johnson of the Los Angeles Rams has a 99 yard pick-six! Not to be outdone by the rook, Ram’s veteran cornerback Rod Perry intercepted a pass of his own and returned it 83 yards as LA exploded for 37 second half points in a 51-21 blow out of the Green Bay Packers.
September 21, 1980 – New York Jets quarterback Richard Todd sets a single game record by completing 42 passes in a game! The Jets signal caller didn’t have much choice in the matter when the visiting San Francisco 49ers with Joe Montana under center jumped out to an early 24-0 lead in the first half. Being down by four scores took any thoughts of the running the ball in the game plan right out the window. The 42 receptions didn’t help the Jets to overcome the deficit though as the Niners left Shea Stadium with a 37-27 victory.
September 21, 1982 – NFL players began a strike on this day that lasted for 57 days. The strike forced the NFL to shorten the normally 16 game schedule to a condensed 9 game regular season and placed a unique 16 teams into a special playoff format. 8 teams from each Conference were seeded and divisional standings were ignored. The Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns each made the special playoff cut with losing records. The champion of the NFL was still decided in a final game though as the Super Bowl XVII played at the Rose Bowl was won by the Washington Redskins 27-17 over the Miami Dolphins.
September 21, 1986 – A record 884 yard of total passing was registered in one game as the New York Jets toppled the Miami Dolphins 51-45 in Overtime. Quarterbacks Ken O’Brien and Dan Marino were slinging the old pigskin around the yard that day.
September 21, 1986 – Kick return specialist Mel Gray of the New Orleans Saints runs a kick back 101 yards for a score. It wasn’t enough as the San Francisco 49ers held onto win 26-17.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S
September 21, 1934 – Brock Strom was a former tackle from the Air Force Academy. Out of high school Strom attended Indiana University but soon transferred to the Air Force Academy. That first season in 1955 the entire Falcon squad was made up of Freshmen. The group all received their experience together and in a few years they would be something special. What a windfall for the Air Force Academy when the 6 foot even 217 pound tackle, Brock Strom became the team’s very first All-American football player in 1958. The 1958 Falcons were a special group as they went undefeated all the way to playing in the Cotton Bowl against a strong opponent in Texas Christian University. As part of that regular season was the memorable 13-13 tie against the heavily favored Iowa Hawkeyes. Strom was a national hero as well receiving two distinguished Flying Crosses, two Bronze Stars and three Air Medals. He later became one of the top men in the U.S. Space Defense Program! The National Football Foundation selected Brock to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
September 21, 1940 – Sandy Stephens was a quarterback from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Stephens became college football’s very first first-team All-American quarterback of African American descent. Sandy’s playing time with the Golden Gophers was not always rosie. The first season with the team they finished a dismal 2-7, but with Stephens under center the next year they bid for one of the greatest program turn-arounds in football history as they won the Big ten Title and played in the Rose Bowl where they won the National Championship! The next season Stephens and the Gophers returned to the Rose Bowl and won the game again defeating UCLA 21-3! Minnesota has only retired 4 jersey numbers and Sandy Stephen’s number 15 is one of them. Sandy Stephens was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS
Earl “Curly” Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and was the team’s first playing star and its coach for 31 years. More than any other person, he is responsible for the existence today of the Packers’ unique small-town franchise. Curly played fullback as a Notre Dame freshman in 1918 before an illness forced him to leave school.
Back in Green Bay, he was offered $250 a month to work for the Indian Packing Company, which, a year later, organized a football team called the “Packers.” Lambeau became the team’s coach and playing captain. Lambeau was the first pass-minded coach in the NFL and his teams were like their leader, impatient and explosive. An excellent passer in his own right, Curly flew in the face of common practice.
Despite rules that made it difficult to use the forward pass, Lambeau’s Packers were a team whose main offensive weapon was the pass – at any time, on any down, from anywhere on the field. With his vaunted passing attack, he led the Packers to championships in 1929, 1930, and 1931. After signing future Hall of Fame receiver Don Hutson in 1935, they won three more titles.
So advanced were Lambeau’s coaching theories and Hutson’s abilities that many of Hutson’s records stood for four decades or more. After he retired as a player, Curly replaced himself with future Hall of Fame quarterback, Arnie Herber and later Cecil lsbell, and the Packers remained a powerhouse for almost three decades.
A sometimes-hotheaded disciplinarian, Lambeau always got the most out of his players. Tackle Cal Hubbard, guard Mike Michalske, and halfback Johnny “Blood” McNally, were fine players who enjoyed Hall of Fame careers under Lambeau. Lambeau resigned from the Packers following the 1949 season and later coached the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins. For many years his 229 career victories ranked second only to George Halas.
SUPER BOWL HISTORY-SUPER BOWL 10
Jan. 18, 1976
Dallas 7 3 0 7 — 17
Pittsburgh 7 0 0 14 — 21
The Steelers won the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year on Terry Bradshaw’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Lynn Swann and an aggressive defense that snuffed out a late rally by the Cowboys.
Leading 15-10 in the fourth quarter, Bradshaw withstood a ferocious Cowboy rush to unleash his scoring strike to Swann. Swann, with four receptions for 161 yards, was named the game’s MVP.
Dallas came back on a Roger Staubach-to-Percy Howard 34-yard TD pass to close within four points. Then with 1:22 to go, Pittsburgh gave the ball up on downs. Staubach picked up a couple of first downs but his desperation pass on the last play of the game was picked off by Glen Edwards in the endzone.
SPORTS IN NUMBERS (https://jerseydispatch.com/)
17 – 21 – 7 – 20 – 10 – 32 – 37 – 45 – 31
September 21, 1906 – New York Highlanders 1st baseman Hal Chase had 22 put-outs to tie MLB record in a 6-3 win over Chicago White Sox at South Side Park
September 21, 1934 – St Louis Cardinals pitching Dean brothers shut-out Brooklyn Dodgers in a doubleheader. Dizzy Dean (Number 17), in a 13-0 rout and sibling Paul Dean (NUmber 21), presented a 3-0 no-hitter. The Dean brothers would help the Cardinals claim the World Series that season with performances like these.
September 21, 1956 – New York Yankees set dubious MLB record, stranding 20 on base. Yanks Number 7, Mickey Mantle hit a 500′ plus homer but rival Boston Red Sox win 13-9 at Fenway Park
September 21, 1969 – New York Jet Steve O’Neal, Number 20 punted a ball 98 yards against Denver Broncos
September 21, 1970 – Oakland Athletic’s Number 17, Vida Blue threw a no-hit gem against the Minnesota Twins, providing a 6-0 A’s victory
September 21, 1973 – Nate Archibald, who wore Number 10 that season, signed 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000. The man they called Tiny Archibald stood 6′-1″ tall, short on the courts but a giant in basketball history.
September 21, 1980 – LA Ram Johnnie Johnson, Number 20 scored on a 99 yard interception
September 21, 1981 – Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Steve Carlton, Number 32 struck out a NL record 3,118th when he sat down Andre Dawson of the Expos
September 21, 1986 – New Orleans Saints Mel Gray, Number 37 returned kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
September 21, 1986 – San Diego Padre Jimmy Jones, Number 45 pitched 1-hitter in his major league debut
September 21, 1997 – Mike Piazza, Number 31 became the 2nd to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium
September 21, 1997 – New York Yankee Number 45, Cecil Fielder hit his 300th HR
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