Tampa Bay5
San Diego11Final
American League
Kansas City5Final
Chi White Sox7
LA Angels4Final
NY Yankees1Final
Toronto Postponed
Chi White Sox3
National League
Chi Cubs10
San Francisco11Final
LA Dodgers6
NY Mets13
St. Louis7Final



NY Islanders2Final


Indianapolis 500
PosDriverCar #MakeQual. Speed
1Scott Dixon9Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
2Colton Herta26Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
3Rinus VeeKay21Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
4Ed Carpenter20Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
5Tony Kanaan48Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
6Alex Palou10Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
7Ryan Hunter-Reay28Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
8Helio Castroneves06Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
9Marcus Ericsson8Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
10Alexander Rossi27Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
11Ed Jones18Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
12Pato O’Ward5Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
13Pietro Fittipaldi51Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
14Felix Rosenqvist7Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
15Takuma Sato30Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
16James Hinchcliffe29Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
17Scott McLaughlin3Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
18Graham Rahal15Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
19Conor Daly47Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
20Jack Harvey60Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
21Josef Newgarden2Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
22J.R. Hildebrand1Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
23Santino Ferrucci45Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
24Juan Pablo Montoya86Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
25Marco Andretti98Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
26Simon Pagenaud22Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
27Sebastien Bourdais14Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
28Stefan Wilson25Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Honda
Tires: Firestone
29Max Chilton59Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
30Dalton Kellett4Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
31Sage Karam24Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
32Will Power12Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone
33Simona de Silvestro16Chassis: Dallara
Engine: Chevrolet
Tires: Firestone


Charles Schwab Challenge
May 27-30, Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1Jordan Spieth636666 -15 (195)F
2Jason Kokrak656566 -14 (196)F
3Sergio Garcia636968 -10 (200)F
4tIan Poulter687064 -8 (202)F
4tSebastian Munoz676570 -8 (202)F
6tBrendon Todd726467 -7 (203)F
6tErik Compton656870 -7 (203)F
6tPatton Kizzire676571 -7 (203)F
9tKyle Stanley696768 -6 (204)F
9tTony Finau696768 -6 (204)F
9tTalor Gooch676968 -6 (204)F
9tKevin Streelman696669 -6 (204)F
9tBrian Harman696669 -6 (204)F
9tKramer Hickok666870 -6 (204)F
9tAdam Hadwin666771 -6 (204)F
9tMaverick McNealy706371 -6 (204)F
17tPat Perez707065 -5 (205)F
17tSung Kang746566 -5 (205)F
17tDoug Ghim687166 -5 (205)F
17tHarold Varner III746467 -5 (205)F
17tCorey Conners706768 -5 (205)F
17tJustin Rose686869 -5 (205)F
17tCharley Hoffman716272 -5 (205)F
24tLucas Glover746765 -4 (206)F
24tEmiliano Grillo706868 -4 (206)F
24tJohn Augenstein696869 -4 (206)F
27tC.T. Pan716769 -3 (207)F
27tDanny Lee726669 -3 (207)F
27tCameron Tringale676971 -3 (207)F
27tKevin Kisner696771 -3 (207)F
27tVincent Whaley696672 -3 (207)F
27tCollin Morikawa696672 -3 (207)F
27tRobert Streb676872 -3 (207)F
34tRobby Shelton707167 -2 (208)F
34tAbraham Ancer707167 -2 (208)F
34tZach Johnson726868 -2 (208)F
34tWyndham Clark707068 -2 (208)F
34tRyan Palmer746668 -2 (208)F
34tDoc Redman687268 -2 (208)F
34tTroy Merritt687169 -2 (208)F
34tGary Woodland706969 -2 (208)F
34tByeong Hun An677170 -2 (208)F
34tNate Lashley706870 -2 (208)F
34tNick Taylor716671 -2 (208)F
34tDaniel Berger686872 -2 (208)F
46tMatt Wallace717068 -1 (209)F
46tRichy Werenski687269 -1 (209)F
46tChris Kirk716969 -1 (209)F
46tKevin Na736571 -1 (209)F
46tAdam Long706871 -1 (209)F
46tJustin Thomas726671 -1 (209)F
52tHenrik Norlander697269 E (210)F
52tHudson Swafford717069 E (210)F
52tMatt Kuchar746769 E (210)F
52tWill Zalatoris697170 E (210)F
52tCarlos Ortiz706971 E (210)F
52tRafa Cabrera Bello736671 E (210)F
52tJoaquin Niemann696972 E (210)F
52tJason Dufner726672 E (210)F
52tRory Sabbatini696873 E (210)F
61tBrian Stuard687370 +1 (211)F
61tCameron Davis707071 +1 (211)F
61tTyler McCumber697171 +1 (211)F
61tScott Stallings726871 +1 (211)F
61tBilly Horschel716872 +1 (211)F
61tBrice Garnett706774 +1 (211)F
61tBrandt Snedeker667075 +1 (211)F
68tXinjun Zhang717071 +2 (212)F
68tAndrew Landry717071 +2 (212)F
68tAdam Schenk736772 +2 (212)F
71tD.A. Points746772 +3 (213)F
71tMark Hubbard746772 +3 (213)F
73J.J. Henry697174 +4 (214)F
74Jhonattan Vegas736874 +5 (215)F
75Camilo Villegas697176 +6 (216)F


Joel Embiid, 76ers rout Wizards to take 3-0 series lead

WASHINGTON (AP) Joel Embiid shook off the jeers from a missed dunk and made sure he did not miss his next attempt. After throwing the ball down through the rim, he cupped his hands to his ears to encourage the crowd.

“I had the opportunity where I actually made a dunk, so that’s why I went over to them and I wanted to hear more boos,” Embiid said.

Some booed. Many 76ers fans chanted “M-V-P! M-V-P!” in Embiid’s direction. After another valuable performance, Philadelphia is one victory away from a first-round sweep.

Embiid set a career playoff high with 36 points, and the Sixers routed the Washington Wizards 132-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 series lead. Embiid scored 25 points in the first half and finished 14 of 18 from the floor in 28 minutes before resting the entire fourth quarter.

That’s the second-fewest minutes by a player who scored 35-plus points since the NBA’s shot-clock era began in 1954.

Sweep: Bucks oust Heat 120-103, roll into Round 2

MIAMI (AP) There was no raucous celebration. No histrionics, no big on-court party when the final horn sounded and Milwaukee had officially vanquished its playoff loss to Miami from last season.

Put simply, the Bucks expected to win.

And the last four games showed exactly why.

The Bucks-Heat rematch was a mismatch, and Milwaukee became the first team to advance in this season’s playoffs by beating Miami 120-103 on Saturday to complete a 4-0 first-round sweep. Brook Lopez scored 25 points, Bryn Forbes scored 22 and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a triple-double – 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists – for Milwaukee.

“Obviously, it’s a great moment for us and winning 4-0, beating the team that beat us last year, feels good,” Antetokounmpo said. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got a long way to go.”

Khris Middleton had 20, Bobby Portis 13 and Jrue Holiday 11 for Milwaukee, which outscored Miami by 24 in the second half.

Bam Adebayo scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Miami, which got 18 points from Kendrick Nunn, 14 from Tyler Herro, 13 from Goran Dragic and a triple-double – 12 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists – from Jimmy Butler.

Mitchell scores 29 points, Jazz beat Grizzlies for 2-1 lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Donovan Mitchell says he’s working his way back to his All-Star level.

To the rest of the Utah Jazz, he looks just like himself.

Mitchell scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Utah Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 121-111 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series.

“Donovan was Donovan down the stretch,” Jazz guard Mike Conley said.

This was the second game back for Mitchell, who missed the final 16 games of the regular season and the first game in this series with a sprained right ankle. He was a bit more stoic in this game, and he said it was to help preserve himself for the end of games.

“It’s a long game,” Mitchell said. “It’s been a while and just getting back into it. That’s really it. Understanding that trying to save your energy as much as possible, not needing to be as exuberant, I think that’s the right word to use, but I think just not being as loud and kind of demonstrative in my movements.”

Conley, in Memphis where he started his career, matched his regular-season and playoff career highs with seven 3-pointers and finished with 27 points.

Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Bojan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson added 15 apiece, and Royce O’Neale had 12.

Game 4 is Monday night in Memphis.

Trail Blazers beat Nuggets 115-95 in Game 4 to tie series

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Usually the chants in Portland are for star Damian Lillard. On Saturday Norman Powell was treated to the crowd’s adulation.

Powell matched his career playoff high with 29 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 115-95 on Saturday in Game 4 to even the first-round series.

“I love these types of games, these kinds of moments. It’s the moment where nothing else matters,” Powell said. “You get caught up in the course of the season with stats sometimes, this-that-and-the-other, road trips, but when you get into the playoffs, the only thing that matters is winning.”

Powell made four 3-pointers and was 11 of 15 from the floor. When he left the floor with the game well in hand, fans chanted “Nor-man Pow-ell! Nor-man Pow-ell!”

“I thought it was really dope,” he said. “At first I didn’t know what they were saying when I was sitting there, and then the guys on the bench were chanting as well so that got a little smile out of me.”

CJ McCollum added 21 points for the sixth-seeded Trail Blazers. The series shifts to Game 5 on Tuesday night in Denver.

Canadiens beat Maple Leafs 3-2 in OT to force Game 7

MONTREAL (AP) Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored at 15:15 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Saturday night to force Game 7 in the first-round series.

Corey Perry and Tyler Toffoli also scored and Carey Price made 41 saves in front of the first Canadian hockey crowd since the start of the pandemic.

With his team outshot 13-2 and struggling to generate anything in the extra period, Kotkaniemi ripped a shot past Jack Campbell’s glove side after Toronto defenseman Travis Dermott turned the puck over to Paul Byron.

“It’s pretty unbelievable,” the 20-year-old Kotkaniemi said. “Remarkable … it’s a great feeling. Especially when the fans are in the stands. Gives you goosebumps.”

Jason Spezza and T.J. Brodie scored for Toronto, beating Price with under 10 minutes to go in regulation to tie it. Campbell stopped 28 shots.

“The crowd and the push at the start was significant for them,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “We’ve got to be a whole lot better.”

Game 7 is Monday night in Toronto, with the winner facing Winnipeg. Also an overtime winner in Game 5 in Toronto, the Canadiens are looking to come back from a 3-1 series deficit to win for the third time in franchise history.

“There’s no quit in this group,” said Montreal captain Shea Weber, who played more than 37 minutes. “We grinded. (Price) kept us in it, especially in overtime there when they were pushing and gave us a chance.”

Montreal won despite being outshot 13-2 in overtime.

Pastrnak has hat trick as Bruins blast Islanders 5-2

A six-day layoff in between games did nothing to slow the Boston Bruins and David Pastrnak.

Pastrnak got his second career playoff hat trick and the Bruins opened the second round of the playoffs with a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.

“I think our guys responded well. They’re a veteran-enough group to understand what’s at stake,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. “We figured there’d be a little bit of the battles, the jostling, getting bumped below the goal lines both offensively and defensively, that that might take a little getting used to again.”

There was plenty of jostling, bumping and some all-out hitting as the Boston-New York rivalry returned to the postseason again. It was extra special in Boston on Saturday, when Massachusetts lifted COVID-19 restrictions and capacity limits, and TD Garden was again open for fans to pack the house – just as they used to.

The Bruins, who hadn’t played since clinching their first round series against Washington last Sunday, soaked up the energy and kept up the pace throughout all three periods, outshooting the Islanders 40-22 and taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-7 series.

“That was obviously a little fun,” Pastrnak said. “Outstanding to have the fans back. You could feel the energy already this morning. We were all excited.”

Charlie McAvoy and Taylor Hall also scored for the Bruins, and David Krejci had three assists. Patrice Bergeron had a pair of assists for the Bruins, who will host Game 2 on Monday night.

Tuukka Rask finished with 20 saves as the Bruins kept most of the action at the other end of the ice, outshooting the Islanders 40-22.

Braves OF Ozuna arrested on domestic violence charge

NEW YORK (AP) Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna was arrested Saturday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife.

A statement from the Sandy Springs Police Department in Georgia said officers responded to a 911 call Saturday afternoon and entered a home where the front door was open and they heard screaming coming from inside.

The statement said officers witnessed Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall.

“In addition to the strangulation attempts, the suspect also struck the victim with his arm which has a cast from a previous injury,” the statement said.

“The victim did have visible injuries, but was not transported to the hospital,” the police report said.

Ozuna has been booked into Fulton County Jail. An apparent photo of his arrest was posted by a user on Twitter. Sandy Springs is a suburb of Atlanta.

Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations plans to review the matter under the joint domestic violence policy in place between MLB and the players association.

“We learned of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest earlier this evening and immediately informed the Commissioner’s Office,” the Braves said in a statement. “The Braves fully support Major League Baseball’s policy on domestic violence which stresses to the fullest that our society cannot and will not tolerate domestic violence in any form. Until the investigation is completed, we will have no further comment and all inquiries into the matter should be referred to the Office of the Commissioner.”

Pederson helps Cubs pound Reds 10-2 for 6th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Joc Pederson, Ian Happ and Eric Sogard each drove in two runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 on Saturday for their season-high sixth consecutive victory.

Rafael Ortega homered and Kris Bryant had a run-scoring single for Chicago, which improved to 18-7 this month. It’s the most wins for the team in May since it went 18-10 in 2016.

The 13-hit attack for the Cubs helped the team overcome the loss of David Bote, who separated his left shoulder on a slide into second in the fourth. Manager David Ross said Bote will get some tests done in the next couple days.

Chicago already was without position players Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward, Nico Hoerner, Matt Duffy and Jake Marisnick due to injuries. But it still moved a season-high seven games over .500 at 29-22.

“Unfortunately we have had some injuries, but we have guys stepping up, guys ready, who come in and fill the job,” Sogard said. “That’s why we’re continuing to win.”

Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo (1-8) pitched five-plus innings of four-run ball in his seventh straight loss. Castillo, who started on opening day, became the first pitcher to drop seven consecutive decisions or starts for the Reds since Homer Bailey lost seven straight starts in 2018.

“I’m not frustrated. I can’t be,” Castillo said through a translator. “Yeah, it’s just another bad day, but I know that everything will change here soon.”

Hamilton, Abreu homer as White Sox complete sweep of Orioles

CHICAGO (AP) Billy Hamilton hit a solo home run, Jose Abreu had a two-run homer, and Lance Lynn pitched five scoreless innings to help the Chicago White Sox complete a doubleheader sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday with a 3-1 victory.

In the opener, Jake Lamb and Yoan Moncada homered, with Abreu driving in three runs in a 7-4 win.

Chicago has won five of its last six games after getting swept by the New York Yankees last weekend.

Even with major injuries to Eloy Jimenez and Luis Robert the White Sox are a season-high 11 games over .500. They have received major contributions from reserves such as Hamilton and Lamb during this stretch.

“I think you’re seeing we have a deep roster,” said Chicago starter Lance Lynn, who won the second game. “Even though we have some guys that are injured and are going to be big for us when we are able to get them back and get them in there every day, we are seeing guys that are true professionals that work every day and are ready to go whenever their name is called and they are ready to perform.”

Meanwhile, the Orioles have lost 12 consecutive games for their longest losing streak since dropping 13 in a row from Sept. 17-30, 2009.

Resurgent Spieth 3rd-round leader at Colonial over Kokrak

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jordan Spieth knows how to finish out of the rough, and still had the lead after three rounds at Colonial.

After hitting his final drive Saturday into the thick grass on an incline right of the No. 18 fairway, Spieth recovered with an approach to 8 feet before rolling in the birdie putt that gave him the solo lead again over playing partner Jason Kokrak in the final group at the the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Spieth had his second consecutive round of 4-under 66 to get to 15 under at Colonial. That put up one stroke ahead of Kokrak, who had matched him for the lead with four birdies in a six-hole stretch before a closing par in his round of 66.

“It’s never easy to win out here. It’s a Saturday,” Speith said. “It’s one of those where you would like to separate yourself and get a big lead, but then he’s going to go make those putts on the back nine, and he’s a player that plays with a lot of confidence. Colonial is a great setting for a good finish.”

The resurgent Spieth has the 54-hole lead for a PGA Tour best-matching fourth time this season, all in a span of 11 tournaments. That stretch includes his win at the Valero Texas Open, the first time he had won since the 2017 British Open.

They will play again in the final group Sunday, when Kokrak will be going against the local favorite who won Colonial in 2016 and has been the runner-up there two other times.

“Jordan birdied 13, the par 3 and I walked off the green, I was like, `Well, I’m definitely not the favorite here this week.’ He’s a Texas guy. I’m an Ohio guy. It’s fun,” Kokrak said. “The crowds are crazy. But it’s fun to have a local kid and play well and him be in the last group, and I’d be more than happy to spoil it for him tomorrow.”

The 36-year-old Kokrak got his first career victory in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas in October. That was after he tied for third at Colonial last June, when the Charles Schwab Challenge was played without spectators while marking the PGA Tour’s resumption of competition after a 12-week pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sergio Garcia, who was 21 when he got the first of his 11 PGA Tour victories at Colonial 20 years ago, was alone in third at 10 under after a 68 with one bogey.

Ewing beats Kang to reach LPGA Match Play semifinals

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Ally Ewing made a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole Saturday to beat local favorite Danielle Kang 1 up and join three major champions in the LPGA Match Play semifinals.

“It was a grind,” Ewing said after the long, hot day at Shadow Creek. “Danielle is a competitor and I knew it was going to be a match from the start.”

Ewing will face Ariya Jutanugarn, a 5-and-4 winner over Minjee Lee on Sunday in the final event before the U.S. Women’s Open next week at Olympic in San Francisco.

“Really tired,” Jutanugarn said. “I haven’t played 36 holes for so long.”

In the other semifinal, Sophia Popov will play Shanshan Feng. Popov beat ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit 3 and 2, and Feng finished off Eun-Hee Ji with a birdie putt from about 60 feet on the 19th hole.

“I was very happy that the putt finally fell in the hole,” Feng said.

Ewing, then known by her maiden name of McDonald, also held off Kang in late October in Florida at Reynolds Lake Oconee for her lone LPGA Tour victory. On Saturday with U.S. Solheim Cup captain Pat Hurst looking on, she rebounded on the par-5 18th after Kang pulled even with a birdie win on the par-3 17th.

“I knew if I gave Danielle any open door she would capitalize, as she did all day,” Ewing said. “Thankfully, I rolled that putt in and sealed it.”

An ambassador for course owner MGM Resorts, Kang missed a chance to advance to the final day in her home event.

“I’m really excited about where my golf game is headed,” Kang said. “I definitely took a little detour for the last few months. About a week ago I felt like everything is starting to come together. It showed this week.”

Ewing birdied all the even-numbered holes on the back nine.

Ty Gibbs takes lead late to win Xfinity race at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Ty Gibbs is giving his grandfather plenty to think about.

The 18-year-old grandson of championship car owner Joe Gibbs took the lead with 20 laps left at Charlotte Motor Speedway and held off the field for his second Xfinity Series win of his rookie season on Saturday.

If the younger Gibbs keeps this up, Joe Gibbs might not be able to keep the hard-charging young driver out of the NASCAR Cup Series.

“You’re getting me all excited now,” Ty Gibbs said. “I think about a lot of stuff all the time, processing stuff. I definitely think about that.”

It might be a tight squeeze since Joe Gibbs Racing currently fields four teams, all with championship drive in past series champs Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., along with Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell.

“They belong there,” Gibbs said. “I’m still trying to figure it out.”

Gibbs obviously has something figured out. About five hours after celebrating his Xfinity win, the teenager led all 100 laps to take the ARCA Menards Series race. It was his fourth win in five series starts this season.

“I got to burn out two (cars) in one day,” Gibbs said Saturday night.

Gibbs won the Daytona road course event in February with a late pass through a grassy area. In this Xfinity win, Gibbs overcame a spin at the end of the second stage and kept his patience until the end when he came out on top of a side-by-side duel with NASCAR Cup Series racer Chase Briscoe, who lost control and surrendered the lead to Gibbs.

Gibbs had one final challenge on the last restart but pulled away from the pack when the green flag flew like so many JGR drivers of the past to gain the win.

A proud Joe Gibbs beamed from the pits, a big smile on his face.

“It’s definitely nice to win on an oval, especially so nearby hometown,” said Ty Gibbs, who was also competing in the ARCA Series race at Charlotte in the evening.

INDIANA BASEBALL: Indiana Falls at No. 25 Maryland, 5-2


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Indiana University baseball team fell on the road at No. 25 Maryland, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium in College Park, Md.

With the loss, Indiana falls to 25-18 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. Maryland improves to 28-15 on the year and in league action.


• OF Drew Ashley hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning for the Hoosiers. The long-ball was his fifth of the season.

• C Jacob Southern had an RBI single for the Hoosiers in the top of the ninth to bring the tying run to the plate, but Indiana’s rally ended there.

• RHP Braydon Tucker had a nice outing out of the bullpen, tossing three innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking a career-high seven.


• RHP Connor Manous pitched a scoreless eighth inning for IU, working around a hit and two walks.

• OF Hunter Jessee and INF Kip Fougerousse each had one hit for the Hoosiers.


• The Indiana Hoosiers will face the No. 25 Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, May 30 at 11:00 a.m. ET in College Park.

INDIANA BASEBALL: No. 25 Maryland Rallies Past Indiana, 4-3, in 10 Innings


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 25-ranked Maryland Terrapins defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, 4-3, in 10 innings at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium in College Park, Md. on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss, Indiana falls to 25-17 on the season overall, while Maryland improves to 27-15 on the year.


• Trailing 1-0 after three innings, Indiana tied the game in the top of the fourth. With runners on the corners after a walk and OF Grant Richardson’s second single of the game, OF Cole Barr plated INF Jeremy Houston with a sacrifice fly to right field.

• The Hoosiers took the lead in the top of the sixth, 3-1. With Houston on third base after he doubled and moved over on a fly out, Richardson brought him home with his third single of the day. After a hit-by-pitch and a walk loaded the bases, DH Jordan Fucci scored another with a sacrifice fly to left field.

• Pitching a day ahead of schedule, RHP Gabe Bierman was tremendous. The right-hander tossed six innings, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out six. The quality start was his eight of the year.

• Maryland rallied, however, scoring one run in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings to earn the win, 4-3.


• Richardson batted 3-for-5 on the day with and RBI and a run scored. It was his fifth three-hit game of the season and 19th multi-hit game of the year, both team bests.

• INF Jeremy Houston extended his reached-base streak to 12 games with a walk in the top of the fourth inning. Houston finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a double.

• INF Paul Toetz hit his Big Ten-leading 17th double of the season in the seventh inning. His 17 two-baggers are a single-season school record for doubles in Big Ten games.

PURDUE TRACK: 4×400 Relay Team Earns NCAA Championships Berth


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The women’s 4×400 relay team qualified for the NCAA Championships and three top-six times in program history were set by the Purdue track & field team on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.

Along with the 4×400 relay team’s nationals berth on Saturday, freshman K’Ja Talley in the 400 hurdles and both the 4×100 and 4×400 relays recorded times that rank in the top-six in Purdue’s record books.

“First of all, today was just an extraordinary day,” Purdue coach Norbert Elliott said. “We had an extraordinary effort by our women’s 4×100, with a season-best time, they just missed making the top-12. Alexa Zatta had a really good performance, she was very solid. Had it not been for one miss on 1.77m, she would have been in the top-12 going to Eugene, Oregon. Kaia Harris in the discus, she did really well today. I’m really proud of her effort as well, what a comeback for her, her history speaks for itself. And, Camille Christopher ran a really solid time today in the 100.

“The highlight of the day was the last event, the 4×400. Going in, we were outside the top 12, but finished in the top three in our heat. I just couldn’t be more proud of those ladies, they just ran their tails off. Purdue is known for having good relays, and today just shows that we’re still running good 4x400s. I’m really proud of them. Three freshmen and one senior, so the future looks bright for us. All in all, our women competed really well. We prepared them well, the coaches prepared them well, and the effort showed today.”

The women’s 4×400 relay squad will be joined at the NCAA Championships by senior Samson Colebrooke in the 100-meter, junior Tamar Greene in the triple jump, and the men’s 4×100 relay, who qualified on Friday, and sophomore Isaiah Martin in the decathlon. The Boilermakers advance to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from June 9-12.

“These guys are seasoned guys,” Elliott added. “Our 4×100 team has been there before and came back, so this was sort of business as usual for those guys. Tamar Greene, an All American indoors, had a clutch performance, he came through on his last jump and made it count to make it to the national championship. Samson Colebrooke making it in the 200, he’s a senior, a wily veteran, he just muscled his way through. When it comes down to getting to the finals, those guys know how to do it, and I’m really proud of them.”

Purdue’s 4×400 relay squad finished in 3:33.83 on Saturday night, the sixth-fastest time in school history. Talley, freshmen Cierra Williams and Saran Kouyeth and senior Samara Miller had the 10th-fastest time overall to earn one of the 12 qualifying spots after entering the meet as the No. 16 seed. The foursome recorded the third-fastest time in their heat, by 1.23 seconds, to qualify automatically.

PURDUE BASEBALL: Johnson Goes Out on High Note as Purdue Bests PSU


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In his final outing as a Boilermaker, senior Trent Johnson registered four consecutive zeros while working five innings of two-run relief, leading Purdue baseball to a 7-4 victory Saturday vs. Penn State in a game that was originally suspended Thursday due to lightning and rain.

Skyler Hunter led the way offensively with his third career four-hit game, and second of the month, running his career hit total to 264. The senior switch-hitter will enter the final day of the season Sunday two hits shy of third place (266) in team history.

Tyler Powers continued his hot streak dating back to May 21 when he walked late in game 2 of the Minnesota series. Powers was 2-for-3 with an RBI single and hit-and-run single Saturday. Over the last four games, he’s 7-for-9 with six walks, six runs scored and an .867 on-base percentage. Powers also made the top defensive play of the day – a diving stop behind the second base bag in the fifth inning. He flipped the ball behind his back to Evan Albrecht and the shortstop completed a 6-4-3 double play.

The Boilermakers (15-25) scored three times in the fourth and seventh innings to overcome a 2-1 deficit entering the day. Action was stopped in the middle of the third inning Thursday and Friday’s schedule was rained out. Purdue ended up winning two of three in the season series with PSU (17-24) after the team split two neutral-site meetings the weekend of April 10 to 11 in East Lansing.

Johnson was Purdue’s scheduled starter for Friday afternoon vs. Penn State. Instead he opened Saturday’s action on the mound. The Boilermakers had already gone ahead 7-2 when the Nittany Lions finally got to Johnson via a two-run homer from Johnny Piacentino in the eighth inning. Johnson did not walk a batter over his five innings. He left the game in the top of the ninth to a standing ovation from the fans at Alexander Field and his teammates in the dugout. Classmate Cory Brooks had the honor of going out to the mound to make the pitching change. Brooks is slated to close out his Purdue career Sunday as the starting pitcher in game 1 of the doubleheader vs. Minnesota.

Zac Fascia connected for a home run to right field to lead off the fourth inning, his eighth long ball as a Boilermaker and first at Alexander Field this season.

Ben Nisle extended his career-long and team season-best hit streak to 12 consecutive games with an RBI single in the first inning Thursday. He also has an RBI in seven straight games. Nisle will enter the final day of the season with a 1.031 OPS and an opportunity to become just the second Boilermaker of the BBCOR bat era (since 2011) to post a 1.000+ OPS.

Johnson closed out his career with 188 strikeouts in 182 career innings. His mark of 9.30 strikeouts per nine innings now officially goes into the record book as the top benchmark for pitchers with a minimum 125 career innings. With 73 strikeouts in 60 1/3 innings in 2019, he also set a single-season record (10.89) of Ks per nine (minimum 60 innings).

Hunter doubled in his lone at-bat Thursday and in his first at-bat Saturday. It was his fourth career two-double game. He delivered a two-out, two-run single to punctuate the scoring in the seventh inning.

Purdue executed a hit and run and squeeze bunt on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning. With Ryan Howe in motion, Powers chopped a ball into the vacated right side to put runners on the corners. Albrecht got the bunt down on the next pitch, allowing Howe to score without a throw.

The Big Ten Network is slated to televise both games of Sunday’s season-ending doubleheader. Purdue will recognize 12 seniors – eight players and four members of the support staff – between games for their contributions to the program.

BALL STATE BASEBALL: Baker Wins Twice, Cards Take Both Over Miami


MUNCIE – A final home series with a lot to play for, the stands packed with scouts all while facing a future big-bonus 100 mph arm. When Ball State’s best was needed, the Cardinals delivered, sweeping a doubleheader over Miami and allowing just two runs on the day. BSU moved to 36-18 on the year and 27-11 in conference play.

John Baker (9-3) earned the win in both games and Decker Scheffler hit a walk-off single in the first game for Ball State to win 1-0 over Miami fireballer Sam Bachman. The Cards then jumped all over Miami’s usual Friday starter and run-ruled the visitors 12-2 in the second game.

BSU and Miami will finish the regular season Sunday with a 7-inning game and a 9-inning game beginning at 11 a.m.

GAME 1 – Ball State 1, Miami 0 (7 innings)

In a showdown of projected MLB Draft picks, Chayce McDermott and Bachman matched zeroes in front of a couple dozen pro scouts before the Cards got the game-winner in the 7th. Scheffler, who had two of Ball State’s three hits, delivered the game-winner to left field. Ross Messina bunted his way on to start the inning and became the first Cardinal to reach 3rd base against Bachman after a sac bunt and a groundout. Scheffler then went opposite field to score Messina and to incite the celebration.

McDermott pitched into the 7th, striking out nine and allowing six baserunners. Only one runner reached 3rd base for Miami, and only three even reached 2nd base. Baker came in with no outs in the 7th and racked up three strikeouts to set the stage for the walkoff. Bachman (4-4) finished with nine strikeouts and no walks, allowing three hits.

GAME 2 – Ball State 12, Miami 2

With each team’s usual Friday starter going in the second game, it appeared as another pitchers’ duel would be on tap. But Ball State ended that idea quickly, pouncing for five runs in the bottom of the 2nd and run-ruling Miami in eight innings behind a gem from Baker.

In his final home start, Baker struck out 14 and allowed one earned run in his fourth complete game of the year. He exited to a round of applause from the crowd and hugs from teammates. With 27 wins and 404 career strikeouts, it was a fitting ending to one of the storied individual careers in Ball State baseball history.

The big inning included a 2-run homer from Noah Navarro and a 2-run double from Ryan Peltier. The Cards poured it on from there, leading 10-2 when Simpson led off the 8th with a double. After two walks, team batting average leader Nick Powell smacked a 2-run single to end the game.

Ball State, with 36 wins and tremendous starting pitching, is two games back of Central Michigan but is in the conversation for a spot in an NCAA Regional. As of Saturday night, the Cardinals are 49th in RPI and a non-conference RPI ranked 13th.



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The women closed out the NCAA East Regional on Saturday, as the Irish had 10 athletes compete across five events in the final day of the meet. Notre Dame had a stellar day of competition, qualifying five athletes on the final day of regionals to the NCAA Championships next month.

In total, seven women and four men will represent Notre Dame in Eugene.

Grad student Maura Kimmel got the Irish off to a good start with a 10th place finish in the discus to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship field next month. Kimmel recorded a throw of 54.41m on her first attempt of the day that carried her for the rest of the event.

The Irish carried that onto the track, as the women began the evening by sending both Olivia Markezich and Lauren Sapone to the NCAA Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase. Markezich turned in a time of 9:53.01, good for second in her heat and fourth overall.

Sapone crossed the line in 10:02.26, posting the 11th best time overall, and finishing just inside the top 12 to earn her way to Oregon in June. Teammate AnnaSophia Keller narrowly missed out on making it three Irish athletes to move on, finishing 13th in the event with a time of 10:07.10.

Notre Dame closed the evening with an exclamation mark, sending two more to Eugene with impressive performances in the 5,000m. Katie Wasserman continued her excellent run of finishes, coming in second overall with a time of 15:48.13.

Teammate Maddy Denner turned in the race of her life, setting a PR with a time of 16:07.56 to take sixth in her heat and 12th overall and sending her to the NCAA Championships in Oregon.

Next up for the Irish is the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, held at the historic Hayward Field. The first day of the championships is Wednesday, June 6.


Jacksonville, Florida

May 29, 2021


800m Finals

24 – Kelly Hart (2:07.97)

3,000m Steeplechase Final

4 – Olivia Markezich (9:53.01 – Advances to NCAA Championships)

11 – Lauren Sapone (10:02.26 – Advances to NCAA Championships)

13 – AnnaSophia Keller (10:07.10)

5,000m Final

2 – Katie Wasserman (15:48.13 – Advances to NCAA Championships)

12 – Maddy Denner (PR: 16:07.56 – Advances to NCAA Championships)

29 – Erin Archibeck (16:37.04)

High Jump

18 – Madison Schmidt (1.72m)


10 – Maura Kimmel (54.41m – Advances to NCAA Championships)

22 – Rachel Tanczos (47.19m)

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: Sycamores Survive Elimination to Advance to Championship Sunday at MVC Tournament


CARBONDALE, Ill. – Indiana State baseball overcame a five-run deficit en route to a 9-7 victory over Southern Illinois Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Itchy Jones Stadium.

The win over the Salukis eliminated SIU from the tournament and setup a rematch with top-seed Dallas Baptist Sunday at 12 p.m. ET followed by a 4 p.m. first pitch if a second game is necessary in the double elimination postseason tournament.

Trailing 5-0 in the fourth inning, Grant Magill doubled to center followed by Dominic Cusumano delivering his third home run of the season over the wall in center to put the Sycamores on the board. The home run was in the middle of three-straight base hits for the Sycamores that eventually ended the day of SIU pitcher Mike Hansell.

Indiana State carried over the offensive momentum to the sixth inning where the Trees exploded for six runs to take their first lead of the day. Josue Urdaneta, Magill and Cusumano each reached base consecutively to setup the bases loaded with no outs for Sean Ross following a SIU pitching change.

Ross, a San Diego, Calif., native pulled ISU to within two runs with a single through the left side followed by an RBI single for Jordan Schaffer who battled throughout a nine-pitch at bat to single to right field.

Ellison Hanna II put the exclamation on the inning with a no-doubt grand slam to right field to put the Sycamores ahead 8-5.

Matt Jachec, who entered in the second inning was stellar for the Trees. The right-hander pitched three innings and allowed no runs while retiring three Salukis on strikeouts. Following the six-run outburst by the Sycamores in the top half of the sixth, the Hampshire, Ill., native found himself in a bases loaded and no outs situation.

In a game-changing moment, SIU’s JT Weber drove a ball up the middle but right at Jachec who was able to corral the ball between his arm and glove before turning to second to double up a runner.

Tyler Grauer would enter from the bullpen and retire the final batter of the inning to hold SIU scoreless. The left-hander would finish the game and record his fourth save of the year while moving into sole possession of second all-time on the career saves list with 21. The Shawnee, Kan., product struck out three over 3.1 innings.

Designated hitter Max Wright added an insurance run in the eighth as he hit his team-leading 16th home run of the season.

Eight different Sycamores recorded base hits in the game including two hit days from: Wright, Urdaneta, Magill and Ross.

Tristan Weaver went just 2.2 innings in the start, allowing five earned runs for the Sycamores.

Bubba Hall took the loss after allowing the go-ahead runs in the sixth. Hansell threw 3.1 innings and allowed five hits and two runs in the start for SIU.

Game One – Dallas Baptist 10, Indiana State 1

Dallas Baptist’s Luke Eldred took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Jordan Schaffer recorded the Sycamores’ lone hit of the game with a home run to center field.

Jace Grady put the Patriots on top in the first inning with a two-out solo home run and the squad did not look back. The Pats increased its lead in the third as MVC Player of the Year Jackson Glenn belted a two-run home run to make it 3-0 which signaled the end of the day for ISU pitcher Javin Drake.

Will Buraconak gave the Sycamores 4.1 quality innings in relief but the Patriot offense was too much to overcome as DBU went for four home runs in the game, putting up seven runs in the final three innings of action.

Eldred improved to 4-0 on the season after going six complete innings and striking out a season high 11 batters. Peyton Sherlin and Ross Carver combined to complete the shutout.

Drake took the loss for the Trees, falling to 2-3 on the year. Jake Ridgway was forced to wear the ending as ISU looked to save pitching for its nightcap elimination game with Southern Illinois. DBU put up five hits, five runs over 2.1 innings on the right-hander.

Miguel Rivera was the only other bright spot in the batting order for the Sycamores as the junior tallied three of the team’s five drawn walks. Overall ISU went down on strikeouts 13 times and grounded into a pair of double plays.

Glenn recoded three base hits, including two home runs to drive in four runs to lead the Patriots.


The Sycamores will play an elimination game Sunday at noon ET against DBU. If ISU wins the game, it will force a second game between the two squads for the tournament title and the MVC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL: Raidergang captures 2021 Horizon League Championship; headed to NCAAs


The Wright State baseball team is heading back to the NCAA Championship after capturing its fourth Horizon League Championship in the last six seasons with a 21-3 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium.

The Raiders now await their placement in the 2021 NCAA Championship. The full field will be announced on Monday afternoon at 12 p.m. on ESPN2.

Wright State (35-11) jumped in front with four runs in the first inning and never looked back, scoring in each of the first seven innings, including another four-run inning in the third and a seven-spot in the bottom of the sixth frame.

Horizon League Championship MVP Damon Dues hit for the cycle in the win, singling in the first inning before doubles in the second and third frames and sending a two-run home over the right field wall in the fourth. In the sixth inning, Dues laced a triple down the right field line before a standup triple to complete the cycle. Dues’ 12 total bases tied the Horizon League Championship game record, last done by Raider alum Kory Twede in the 2009 championship (also against Milwaukee).

Zane Harris finished with four hits and drove in seven RBI, including his three-run homer in the sixth, as he finished a double shy of a cycle of his own. Konner Piotto also finished with four hits and drove in three RBI as well. Five Raiders recorded multi-hit games while eight players totaled at least one RBI in the offensive explosion.

The Raiders’ four-run first was highlighted by a Harris two-run single before RBI from Piotto, Dues and Sammy Sass as part of the four-run third inning. Following Dues’ homer in the fourth, Harris tripled in a run in the fifth. Wright State’s seven-run sixth was keyed by Harris’ three-run homer and a solo shot from Black before two final runs in the seventh on RBI from Harris and Piotto.

Austin Cline earned his eighth win of the season after 7.1 innings of work with nine strikeouts, allowing seven hits with three runs and no walks. After Justin Hornschemeier wrapped up the eighth inning before Mitch Gremling delivered a perfect ninth inning to complete the title.

Milwaukee starter Mike Edwards was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs (two earned) in his lone inning of work. Jack Kraus was the lone Panther with two hits, while Joe Vyskocil drove in two of Milwaukee’s three RBI.

DAYTON BASEBALL: Baseball Falls In A-10 Title Game To VCU


RICHMOND, Va. –The University of Dayton baseball team fell in the Atlantic 10 title game to VCU 7-6 in the rain on Saturday night at The Diamond in Richmond, Va. The Flyers advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship final for the second straight season and finished the season with a record of 24-27, which includes a 12-4 finish in conference play for a .750 winning percentage, the program’s highest since the 2009 season when Dayton’s A-10 winning percentage was .778.

The Flyers led through the first three innings before VCU picked up five runs in the top of the fourth to take a 6-3 lead. Dayton would cut the deficit to two twice and one using a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but could not pick up the tying or go-ahead run.

Senior Riley Tirotta led the offensive charge for the Flyers, putting together three hits to lead the team. Tirotta also drove in his 58th run of the season, the seventh most in a season in program history. The third baseman was one of four on the team to get multiple hits, with senior Mariano Ricciardi also driving in two runs on the evening. Graduate students Alex Brickman and Eddie Pursinger each also compiled two hits, with Pursinger securing the only extra-base hit on the day for Dayton.


Freshman Parker Bard got the start for Dayton in the must-win game, going the first three innings of the contest allowing three runs on two hits and striking out two Rams. Bard would face the first two hitters in the top of the fourth inning before giving way to the bullpen. Senior Hunter Wolfe would go the next one-third of an inning, allowing two runs on one hit.

Junior Bryce Hellgeth would relieve Wolfe, getting the next out, giving up one run on one hit in the fourth. Freshman Austin Brush would complete the fourth inning, pitching 1.0 inning on the mound striking out one and allowing one run before graduate student Ben Olson entered to finish the fifth inning. Olson allowed one hit but did not give up a run.

Junior Jake Silverstein would begin the sixth inning on the mound and would pitch the next two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two VCU hitters. After facing the first two batters in the seventh, graduate student Justin Longbrake would enter and finish the game for the Flyers, also pitching two scoreless innings allowing just one hit and picking up a strikeout.

As a pitching staff in 2021, the Flyers struck out 434 batters, which is the second-most by a pitching staff in program history, trailing just the team from 2019, who picked up 491 strikeouts.


Bottom 1: (1-0 Flyers)

Ricciardi led off the inning with a single up the middle and would advance to second and then third on back-to-back groundouts. Tirotta would give Dayton the lead on a base hit that hit second base and bounce straight into the air, scoring Ricciardi to make it 1-0 Dayton.

Bottom 2: (3-0 Flyers)

Pursinger led off the second with a double down the right field line and would advance to third on a wild pitch. Junior Jay Curtis was hit by a pitch and two batters later Ricciardi picked up his first RBI of the afternoon with a single to left center, moving Curtis to third in the process. Junior Benjamin Blackwell would bring in the second run of the inning with a sacrifice fly to deep center field to extend UD’s lead to three.

Top 3: (3-1 Flyers)

A leadoff walk followed by a ground out to second base put a runner in scoring position. VCU singled to right field scoring the run, making it a 3-1 game.

Top 4: (6-3 Rams)

Two hit by pitches and a walk loaded the bases and a wild pitch scored the first run of the inning. A groundout to second brought home another run and a single to center field scored a third. A walk was followed by a wild pitch and another groundout brought the fourth run of the inning home. Another wild pitch made it 6-3.

Bottom 4: (6-4 Rams)

Dayton cut the lead to two with Blackwell reaching on an error and moving to second on a walk by junior Marcos Pujols. Tirotta was hit by a pitch to load the bases and graduate student Chris Cabrera brought Blackwell in to score on a sacrifice fly to left center.

Top 5: (7-4 Rams)

VCU scored the team’s final run of the game on a two-out triple followed by a single through the right side.

Bottom 5: (7-5 Rams)

Pursinger reached on an infield single to lead off the inning and Curtis bunted him to second. Another infield single by senior Mitchell Garrity put runners on the corners and Ricciardi plated his second run of the game on a fielder’s choice off the pitcher’s glove to cut the lead back to two.

Bottom 7: (7-6 Rams)

Brickman led off the inning with a base hit up the middle. Curtis would reach on an infield single and an errant toss into the Dayton dugout allowed both runners to advance into scoring position. Garrity brought home the team’s sixth run of the game with a sacrifice fly to right field, cutting the lead to one run. The Flyers could not bring another run home in the contest, falling 7-6.


At the conclusion of the game, the All-Championship Team was announced, with Tirotta, Ricciardi, and graduate student R.J. Wagner, who pitched eight innings in Friday’s contest en route to Dayton’s win over Rhode Island all represented Dayton on the 12-player team.



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior right-hander Garrett Burhenn did his thing again and Zach Dezenzo hit his third home run of the weekend to help lift Ohio State past Northwestern Saturday night 4-1 at Bill Davis Stadium.

Burhenn followed his best outing as a Buckeye (21-19) with another brilliant performance. He struck out 11 in six innings while allowing just one run on five hits. In addition to Dezenzo’s blast, Colton Bauer had two hits and two RBI while Mitchell Okuley added two hits and a run scored.

Key Moments

After scoring a run on a hit-by-pitch in the first, Ohio State pushed the lead to 2-0 on Zach Dezenzo’s solo shot in the fourth.

The Wildcats got on the board by stringing together a single and a double in the top of the fourth. That cut the lead in half at 2-1.

In the sixth, Northwestern loaded the bases with no outs. Garrett Burhenn then struck out the next three batters to escape the jam and keep the Buckeyes in front 2-1.

Colton Bauer stayed hot, delivering a clutch two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to score Marcus Ernst and Brent Todys. That pushed the lead to 4-1 and gave the Buckeyes breathing room.

TJ Brock shut the door for the second consecutive night, going 1-2-3 in the ninth with a pair of Ks for his ninth save of the season.

Of Note

Garrett Burhenn backed up his best outing as a Buckeye with another impressive performance. He went 6.0 innings and allowed just one run on five hits with 11 strikeouts.

This was the second consecutive outing with a season-high 11 punchouts for Burhenn.

Buckeye pitchers tallied 17 strikeouts on the night, matching a season-high.

Dezenzo blasted his third home run of the weekend and now has nine on the year.

Colton Bauer had another two hits tonight after picking up a Buckeye career-high three hits on Friday night. He’s 5-of-9 with two doubles and three RBI in the two games.

Graduate student Patrick Murphy worked a scoreless 8th with a pair of strikeouts.

TJ Brock recorded his ninth save of the year and his second save of the series

After giving up four runs in his first two collegiate appearances, freshman Ethan Hammerberg has turned in four consecutive scoreless outings, including a scoreless seventh tonight with a pair of strikeouts.

XAVIER BASEBALL: Xavier Advances to BIG EAST Championship Series with 2-1 Win Over Creighton


CINCINNATI – Xavier baseball advances to the 2021 BIG EAST Championship series on Sunday after taking the 2-1 win over Creighton on Saturday afternoon.

Xavier has advanced to the BIG EAST Championship series in each of the program’s five trips to the BIG EAST Tournament, winning the tournament title in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and finishing runners-up in 2019.

Creighton took a one-run lead in the first inning before Ethan Bosacker and Jonathan Kelly combined to keep the Bluejays off the board for the remainder of the game. Xavier scored a pair of runs in the third inning, the only runs the Musketeers would need to seal the win. Bosacker picked up the win after going 7.0 innings in the start. Kelly closed out the final two innings, picking up the save.

Xavier moved to 27-25 and will face No. 1 seeded UConn (32-16) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on FS2. If the Musketeers win the first game on Sunday, it will force a second game of the championship series in the double elimination format. The second game, if necessary, is schedule for approximately 4:30 p.m., also on FS2.

INDY INDIANS: Indians Drop Sixth Straight on Saturday


PAPILLION, NEB. – Ke’Bryan Hayes hit the second home run of his rehab assignment on Saturday night, but the Omaha Storm Chasers hit three long balls of their own to hand the Indianapolis Indians their sixth straight loss, 6-2.

Indianapolis’ six-game losing skid is its longest since May 27-June 1, 2018. After losing the first five games of the series to Omaha, Indy will look to avoid being swept in the six-game set tomorrow afternoon.

After Hayes put the Indians (11-11) up, 1-0, in the first inning with his solo, line drive home run to left field, Alcides Escobar tied the game with a solo shot of his own in the third. The Indians then took the lead again, 2-1, when Bligh Madris drove in Christian Bethancourt with his second double of the night in the fourth inning.

Omaha (15-7) put up four runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to power over the Indians, 6-2. Gabriel Cancel gave the Storm Chasers the lead with a two-run home run in the fourth and hit his second home run of the night to cap the scoring in the fifth.

Beau Sulser (L, 2-2) was charged with five runs in 3.1 innings of work. He was facing off against a bullpen game for the Storm Chasers in which Collin Snider (W, 2-1) earned the win as the second of seven pitchers used by Omaha.

Madris led the Indians offense by going 2-for-4 with two doubles in the loss. He has had multi-hit performances in five of nine games since making his Triple-A debut on May 20.

The Indians 12-game road trip ends tomorrow in a 2:05 PM ET start at Omaha. RHP Cody Ponce (0-0, 5.40) takes the mound vs. LHP Daniel Lynch (1-1, 3.86), who will be making his second start against Indy this week.



NDIANAPOLIS – Falling in overtime to the Komets on Friday night, the Indy Fuel hosted their I-69 rival for their second game of a three-game series on Saturday night. Each team would trade goals throughout 60 minutes sending the game to overtime then a shootout. Jared Thomas would combine with Billy Christopoulos to send the Fuel to a 4-3 win.

After defending a handful of Fort Wayne shots to start the game, Indy would be the first team to get on the board. Streaking through the neutral zone, Jared Thomas dropped a puck for Terry Broadhurst and he wristed the puck past Fort Wayne goaltender Dylan Ferguson to give Indy a 1-0 lead. Taking advantage of back to back power plays Fort Wayne’s Brandon Hawkins put two shots on Fuel goaltender Billy Christopoulos before jumping on his own rebound and tying the game 1-1.

Spencer Watson would double Indy’s goal total one minute into the second period when he jumped on the rebound of a point shot and fired it past Ferguson. Taking advantage of an Indy turnover in their defensive zone, Anthony Nellis and Brandon Hawkins connected to tie the game 2-2.

Picking up the puck behind the Fort Wayne net, Nick Hutchison would beat Ferguson with a wraparound to give Indy a 3-2 lead. After a fight-filled final five minutes, Indy would take the 3-2 lead into the locker room.

Trading chances throughout the beginning of the third period, neither team would be able to beat the opposing goaltender. After a long stretch in the Fuel defensive zone, Fort Wayne eventually tied the game when Alan Lyszczarczyk launched a slap shot from the point and beat Christopoulos. Nobody would be able to score in the final minutes, sending the game to overtime for the second straight night.

Although trading odd-man rushes throughout the overtime period, neither team would score to win the game sending the game to a shootout. Indy would see Terry Broadhurst and Jared Thomas score and Billy Christopoulos stopped four shots to give Indy the 4-3 win.

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INDIANA FEVER: Game Preview: Fever Look to Avenge Friday’s Loss to Aces


After a tough loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Friday night, the Indiana Fever look to make some adjustments and split their back-to-back series in Vegas with a win on Sunday. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET.

“I don’t have an explanation on why we were so soft,” head coach Marianne Stanley said in Friday’s postgame presser. “Not just in the post but in general, turning the ball over, fouling people… it seemed like every other time down the court we fouled somebody.”

Fever fell to the Aces with a final score of 113-77.  The Fever rallied in the second quarter to cut the early deficit to 10 behind a 34-point quarter, which tied the fifth most points scored in a quarter in franchise history.

“We can’t have a bad first quarter and then try to piece it together in the second,” Fever center Teaira McCowan said. “There’s too much up and down, we have to stay on a steady incline.”

Despite the rally in the second quarter, Las Vegas would go on to outscore Indiana 54-30 in the second half to seal the win, while having six of their players score in double-digits.

“That’s not us, that’s not who the Indiana Fever are,” coach Stanley replied. “ We have to be better and we will be better.”

Injury Report

Fever: Betti Határ (out; right ankle), Aaliyah Wilson (out; left foot)

Aces: Kelsey Plum (out; temporary suspension), Angel McCoughtry (out for season; knee)

Last Meeting

May 28, 2021:  Tiffany Mitchell led the Fever with 17 points to become the seventh player in franchise history to eclipse 1,500 points with the team. Mitchell passed Ebony Hoffman to move into seventh on the team’s all-time scoring list.

Teaira McCowan’s 13 points and 10 rebounds were good for her 19th career double-double performance. Kelsey Mitchell added 13 points and tied a team-high four assists.

Victoria Vivians came off the bench to score 12 points. She is averaging 10.7 points and shooting 47.8 percent over the last three games. Friday night was also Jessica Breland’s 250th career game played. She has played 37 games with the Fever in 2013 and 2021.

On the Aces side, Dearica Hamby led the Aces with 25 points off the bench, while A’ja Wilson Chelsea Gray, Riquna Williams, Liz Cambage and Jackie Young all reached double-digits as well.

Broadcast Information

Livestream: FeverBasketball.com and Indiana Fever Facebook Page

Pat Boylan (play-by-play), Tully Bevilaqua (analyst)


1894       After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game, helping Boston to beat Cincinnati and Elton ‘Icebox’ Chamberlain, 20-11.

1904       At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, 32 year-old Cubs first baseman Frank Chance is plunked by a pitch five times during a doubleheader. In the first game of the twin bill, the future Hall of Famer loses consciousness briefly when one of the misguided pitches hits the ‘the Peerless Leader’s’ head.

1913       Red Sox outfielder and future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper becomes the first major leaguer to start both games of a doubleheader with a home run. The feat will not occur again until 1993 when A’s leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson opens each game of a twin bill against Cleveland with a homer.

1921       The Eddie Grant Memorial, erected in memory of a former Giants player killed in World War I, is dedicated in an impressive Memorial Day ceremony at the Polo Grounds. The five-foot-high monument, located at the base of the clubhouse wall in center field, 465 feet from home plate, is unveiled by the Harvard-educated third baseman’s sisters Florence Grant Robinson and Louise Grant Winters, under the watchful eye of Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis.

1922       After being traded for one another between games of a doubleheader, Chicago outfielder Cliff Heathcote and Redbird right fielder Max Flack exchange their Cardinal and Cub uniforms. The fly chasers will both get hits for their new teams in the nightcap of the Cubs Park twin bill, which is swept by the home team, 4-1 and 3-1.

1925       Between games of a doubleheader against the Pirates at Forbes Field, second baseman Rogers Hornsby, who will continue to be an active player, replaces Branch Rickey as the Cardinals manager. Rickey will remain in his role as the team’s general manager, a position he will hold until 1942.

1927       Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney completes an unassisted triple play as he snares Paul Waner’s liner, steps on second to double up Paul’s brother, Lloyd, and then tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first for the third out.

1930       Rogers Hornsby receives his MVP award and is given a thousand gold coins by National League president John Heydler at a ceremony at home plate before the Cubs’ contest against St. Louis. Ironically, the ‘Rajah’ will break his ankle while advancing to third base during the Wrigley Field contest and will not play again until the middle of August.

1932       After dropping a twin bill, some White Sox players accuse George Moriarty of deliberately blowing calls against their team. The umpire, a former Pale Hose player himself, challenges his accusers to a fight, but after he knocks down pitcher Milt Gaston with one punch, skipper Lew Fonseca and backstops Charlie Berry and Frank Grube even the score by thrashing the aggressive arbitrator.

1932       In a pregame ceremony, the Yankees dedicate a plaque in memory of skipper Miller Huggins. Their former manager, who died near the end of last season, would be delighted with today’s doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox, 7-5 and 13-3.

1934       Ben Chapman breaks up Earl Whitehill’s no-hitter at Yankee Stadium at the bottom of the ninth inning. Last season, the Bronx Bomber left fielder, after being provoked, hit the right-hander with a punch in the passageway, causing a melee between the two teams that resulted in a 20-minute delay of the game before the police could restore order.

1934       Burleigh Grimes notches the last victory by a pitcher legally allowed to throw a doctored pitch, tossing four innings of shutout ball in relief in the Yankees’ 5-4 extra-inning triumph over the Senators in the Bronx. The 40 year-old spitballer, who records his 270th and final career win, is the last of the 17 hurlers who received permission to throw the banned pitches altered by a foreign substance after being outlawed in 1920.

1935       At the Baker Bowl, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves plays his final major league game, going hitless in a first-inning at-bat against the Phillies. On June 2, the former Yankees superstar will announce his retirement from baseball.

1938       A new Yankee Stadium attendance record is set as 81,841 fans attend a Memorial Day doubleheader against the Red Sox. The Bronx Bombers sweep the twin bill, 10-0 and 5-4, with the nightcap ending on a wild throw by Boston’s third baseman Pinky Higgins.

1943       With contests played in Rockford (Illinois) and Racine (Wisconsin), the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League begins the first season of its 12-year existence. The original AAGPBL four-team circuit, which includes the war-production cities of Kenosha (Wisconsin) and South Bend (Indiana), will attract 176,612 baseball enthusiasts during the league’s inaugural season.

1946       In Boston’s 10-8 victory over the Dodgers, Bama Rowell’s long drive hits the Bulova clock located above the right-field scoreboard, marking the first time a major leaguer reaches the famous Ebbets Field landmark. The crushing blow, that shatters the face of the clock causing glass to cascade onto Dodgers’ Dixie Walker, is the inspiration of Bernard Malamud having Roy Hobbs, the hero of his 1952 novel, The Natural, belt a similar home run, which also rains glass over the diamond.

1956       Mickey Mantle comes within 18 inches of becoming the first player to hit a home run out of Yankee Stadium. The prodigious poke off Senators’ right-hander Pedro Ramos was still climbing when the ball struck the facade in the upper stands in right field.

1956       At Yankee Stadium, Billy and his brothers attend their first big-league game with their dad, Jack Crystal. The future show biz superstar, who will write and perform a one-man play about his father and develop a movie script about the 1961 Yankees, tremendously enjoys watching his beloved Bronx Bombers sweep a mid-week doubleheader from the Senators, 4-3 and 12-5.

1962       The Mets complete their first-ever triple play when shortstop Elio Chacon snags Willie Davis’s liner and flips the ball to Charlie Neal to double off Maury Wills at second with the third out coming on a ball thrown to Gil Hodges to catch Jim Gilliam off first base. New York will be the victim of the only other triple killing this season when Joe Pignatano, in his final major league at-bat, pops out to Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs, who starts a 4-3-6 play in the eighth in the season finale played a Wrigley Field.

1962       Frank Thomas strokes a double off Sandy Koufax in the Mets’ 13-6 loss to Los Angeles, extending his franchise mark of consecutive games with a hit to 18 for the expansion team. The streak, which will be only one shy of Maury Wills’ league-leading total for the season, is halted when the New York left fielder goes 0-for-4 in the nightcap of the Dodgers’ sweep at the Polo Grounds.

1967       After retiring the first 21 batters he faces, Cardinal starter Dick Hughes gives up two runs in the eighth inning in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. After the Redbirds mount a rally in the top of the ninth when Orlando Cepeda and Tim McCarver open the frame with singles, the game ends abruptly when Phil Gagliano hits into a 6-4-3-2 triple play, with the last out being recorded at the plate when Cepeda attempts to score from third base.

1970       The fans, using new computerized punch cards as ballots, will again select the All-Star squads. For the past twelve seasons, managers, coaches, and players decided on the rosters after the Reds rooters stuffed the ballot box in 1957, electing all but one of their starting position players to the Midsummer Classic.

1974       Sadaharu Oh becomes the first Japanese player to hit 600 career homers. The Yomiuri Giants’ first baseman will hit 868 round-trippers during his 22-year career, a world record.

1976       The Astros bang out 25 hits, a franchise high, beating the Braves in the nightcap of an Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium twin bill, 16-5. Twenty-three of Houston’s safeties are singles, a National League record.

1977       Twenty-two-year-old Indian right-hander Dennis Eckersley throws a 12-strikeout no-hitter, beating the Angels at Cleveland Stadium, 1-0. The lone run scores in the first inning when Duane Kuiper, who had tripled thanks to the ball skipping under Gil Flores’ glove in center field, is squeezed in by Jim Morris.

1982       Cal Ripken’s 2,632 record consecutive game streak, which will span 17 seasons, begins with the Oriole rookie going 0-for-2, batting eighth in a 6-0 loss to Toronto at Memorial Stadium. The 21 year-old infielder plays third base, his position for the first 27 games of the streak, before becoming the team’s everyday shortstop, en route to surpassing Lou Gehrig’s remarkable feat in 1995.

1986       In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times.

1987       Eric Davis becomes the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month. The 25 year-old outfielder’s 19th homer of the season proves to be the difference in the Reds’ 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

1992       Yankees right-hander Scott Sanderson beats the Brewers, 8-1, to become the ninth pitcher to defeat all 26 teams in the majors. Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander, and Goose Gossage accomplished the feat previously.

1998       In an emotional on-the-field ceremony, Dan Quisenberry becomes the sixteenth member of the Royals Hall of Fame. The sinkerball pitcher with a submarine delivery was diagnosed with a Grade IV malignant astrocytoma and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor in January.

1998       Mark McGwire hits his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before June. Last season, Ken Griffey Jr. set the previous mark with 24 round-trippers in the first two months of the season.

2001       After ending a streak of five straight losses to the Yankees, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez makes light of the Curse of the Bambino by suggesting someone should wake up the Babe so he could drill him with a pitch. Boston will not beat the Bronx Bombers again during their final seven meetings of the season.

2001       At Pac Bell, it takes 5 hours, 53 minutes and 18 innings for the Diamondbacks to defeat the Giants, 1-0. Erubiel Durazo’s double plating Steve Finley accounts for the game’s only run.

2001       Barry Bonds hits career homer No. 522, passing Willie McCovey and Ted Williams to move up to #11 on the all-time list, and making him the number one lefty home run hitter in National League history. The round-tripper is the 17th hit by the Giant outfielder in May, breaking the record set by Mickey Mantle (1956) and Mark McGwire (1998).

2003       At Shea Stadium, the Braves go deep four times off former teammate Tom Glavine to tie a National League record by hitting 55 home runs in a calendar month. The New York Giants (July, 1947) and the Cardinals (April, 2000) are the other teams to accomplish the feat.

2007       Toronto’s third baseman Howie Clark, believing he hears teammate John McDonald calling to make the play, allows Jorge Posada’s ninth-inning pop fly to land on the ground untouched for an RBI single. The Blue Jays convinced it was baserunner Alex Rodriguez’s voice, which caused the infielder to back off the play, become incensed, describing the Yankee superstar’s behavior as bush league.

2010       Max Scherzer becomes the first hurler since 1900 to strike out 14 batters in less than six innings. The Tigers right-hander reaches the total in five and two-thirds shutout frames en route to a Detroit 10-2 victory over Oakland at Comerica Park.

2013       Jacoby Ellsbury sets a single-game franchise record when he swipes five bases in the Red Sox’ 9-2 victory over Philadelphia. The 29 year-old center fielder led the American League in stolen bases in his first two seasons in the majors, but injuries during the recent years have slowed down the Boston speedy leadoff hitter.

2014       The Mets become the first team to have three players appear in a game whose last name begins with a lower case ‘d, when Travis d’Arnaud, Jacob deGrom, and Matt den Dekker all play in the Mets’ 6-5 walk-off loss to Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. After using an upside-down capital ‘P’ on d’Arnaud’s jersey, equipment manager Kevin Kierst, asked Majestic, MLB’s uniform supplier, to make ‘small’ letters available knowing there be even more of a need this season.


American League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay3320.62314 – 1319 – 714 – 84 – 29 – 99 – 1W 3
Boston3220.6150.516 – 1316 – 712 – 67 – 46 – 87 – 3W 3
NY Yankees2923.5583.515 – 1114 – 1212 – 169 – 35 – 26 – 4L 2
Toronto2624.5205.510 – 1116 – 1310 – 112 – 35 – 83 – 7W 1
Baltimore1735.32715.56 – 1811 – 178 – 150 – 68 – 80 – 10L 12
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox3120.60819 – 912 – 115 – 517 – 96 – 46 – 4W 3
Cleveland2722.551311 – 1016 – 121 – 419 – 113 – 46 – 4L 1
Kansas City2426.4806.512 – 1312 – 135 – 512 – 184 – 26 – 4L 1
Minnesota2130.4121012 – 169 – 144 – 310 – 124 – 127 – 3W 1
Detroit2131.40410.512 – 159 – 163 – 510 – 186 – 45 – 5W 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland3123.57417 – 1614 – 711 – 99 – 18 – 115 – 5L 1
Houston2724.5292.516 – 1211 – 125 – 40 – 321 – 123 – 7L 2
Seattle2627.4914.515 – 1211 – 156 – 56 – 711 – 85 – 5W 3
LA Angels2329.442713 – 1410 – 153 – 77 – 611 – 155 – 5W 1
Texas2232.407913 – 139 – 1910 – 84 – 68 – 133 – 7L 5
National League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets2520.55615 – 510 – 1513 – 82 – 58 – 26 – 4W 4
Philadelphia2527.4813.515 – 1010 – 1713 – 158 – 32 – 43 – 7L 1
Atlanta2426.4803.513 – 1411 – 1211 – 1210 – 41 – 25 – 5L 2
Miami2428.4624.512 – 1212 – 1610 – 93 – 69 – 85 – 5L 3
Washington2127.4385.513 – 148 – 136 – 96 – 94 – 65 – 5L 3
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis3022.57715 – 1015 – 1210 – 1013 – 76 – 36 – 4W 4
Chi Cubs2922.5690.518 – 911 – 138 – 616 – 133 – 08 – 2W 6
Milwaukee2725.519312 – 1415 – 116 – 912 – 98 – 36 – 4W 3
Cincinnati2228.440711 – 1311 – 152 – 110 – 106 – 143 – 7L 2
Pittsburgh2031.3929.510 – 1410 – 171 – 37 – 197 – 63 – 7W 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Diego3419.64218 – 1016 – 90 – 09 – 817 – 118 – 2W 2
San Francisco3220.6151.514 – 718 – 136 – 48 – 315 – 116 – 4W 2
LA Dodgers3121.5962.517 – 814 – 135 – 12 – 817 – 77 – 3L 2
Colorado1934.3581516 – 123 – 224 – 62 – 711 – 214 – 6L 5
Arizona1835.340169 – 149 – 217 – 135 – 46 – 160 – 10L 13


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