HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA

Anderson 8 Mount Vernon 5

Cowan 7 Seton Catholic 2… CARDINALS: Jake Moynihan 3 – 4… Mason Burkardt 2 – 2… Luke Leverton RBI

Winchester 16 Lincoln 15…. GOLDEN EAGLES: Bryce Pennington 3 RBI…. Gavin Sherwood 2 RBI…. Alex Hokey 3 – 5 2 RBI…. Josh Myles 3 – 4 RBI…. Mason Dick 2 – 4 4R…. Landon Hicks 3 – 4 2 RBI 3R….. Noah Payne 4 – 5 RBI…. Cameron Gumm 2 – 5 2 RBI…… GOLDEN EAGLES: Landon Friend 3 RBI… Brooks Burelson 4 – 4 3 RBI 3R….. Brayden Tippett 2 – 4 5 RBI 4R…..Kollin Orr 3 RBI

Centerville 10 Knightstown 0…. BULLDOGS: Bryce Robertson 2 – 2 2 RBI 2R…. Jacob Crowe 2 – 4 RBI…. Alex Wandersee 2 RBI…..Jamari Pamplin 2 – 3 RBI…. PITCHING: Cameron Newman 5IP 2H 7K’s 1BB

Oldenburg Academy 13 Northeastern 3: KNIGHTS: Colten Coyle RBI…. Carson Terrell RBI

Blue River 32 Tri 0

Union City 10 Randolph Southern 4…. INDIANS: Hunter Clay 3 – 3 RBI… Corbin Richards 1 – 3 2 RBI…Erik Terriquez 1 – 3 2 RBI… PITCHING: Hunter Reagan 7IP 5H 3R 1ER 9K 2BB

Franklin County 4 S. Dearborn 1

Connersville 14 Lawrenceburg 3

Fishers 8 Pendleton Heights 2

New Palestine 11 Danville 7

Noblesville 11 New Castle 8

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA

Richmond 9 Northeastern 8

Wes-Del 13 Muncie Central 4

West Lafayette 8 Lafayette Jeff 6

Northwestern 15 Kokomo 6

Lincoln 8 Winchester 7… GOLDEN EAGLES: Kaleigh Lamb 3 – 4 3 RBI… Mallory Burns 2 – 4…. Alyssa Messer 2 – 4

Centerville 15 Knightstown 9…. BULLDOGS: Bri Shepherd 3 – 5 4 RBI 3R….Haylee Parker 3 – 5 RBI….Shaellyn Bennett 3 – 4 2 RBI 2R….Jocie Collins 2 – 4 RBI 2R…. Morgan Clark 4 – 4, 3 RBI… Drew Tubesing 4 – 5 3 RBI

Shenandoah 8 Tri 2

Union City 12 Bluffton 6….. INDIANS: Emily Livingston 2 – 4, 3 RBI….Shannen Smith 2 – 3 2 RBI 3R… PITCHING: Smith 7IP 8’S

Connersville 12 Franklin County 5

Pendleton Heights 12 Frankton 0

Mount Vernon 14 Delta 2

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS

4A

1)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 15-0 (178)

2)WESTFIELD H.S. 10-1 (138)

3)CASTLE H.S. 12-0 (126)

4)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 13-1 (124)

5)CENTER GROVE H.S. 11-1 (108)

6)INDPLS CATHEDRAL H.S. 9-1 (102)

7)CARMEL H.S. 10-1 (86)

8)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 10-3 (36)

9)HOMESTEAD H.S. 9-3 (28)

10)MCCUTCHEON H.S. 10-1 (24)

Receiving Votes:

Andrean H.S., Carroll (Fort Wayne H.S., Floyd Central H.S., Laporte H.S., New Albany H.S.

3A

1)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 12-1 (154)

2)LEBANON H.S. 8-1 (148)

3)WEST VIGO H.S. 9-4 (118)

4)LEO H.S. 9-1 (114)

5)WESTERN H.S. 8-3 (108)

6)PERU H.S. 10-1 (84)

7)MADISON H.S. 12-5 (72)

8)SILVER CREEK H.S. 7-4 (64)

9)EVANS. MEMORIAL H.S. 6-5 (20)

9)FRANKLIN COUNTY H.S. 7-5 (20)

Receiving Votes:

Batesville H.S., Brebeuf H.S., Brownstown Central H.S., Danville H.S., Edgewood H.S., F.W. Dwenger H.S., Glenn H.S. (John Glenn), Greencastle H.S., Lawrenceburg H.S., Mishawaka Marian H.S., South Bend St.Joe H.S., Southridge H.S., Washington H.S.,

2A

1)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 12-0 (154)

2)WAPAHANI H.S. 10-1 (134)

3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 10-3 (122)

4)CASCADE H.S. 11-1 (120)

5)CLINTON PRAIRIE H.S. 7-1 (68)

6)SOUTH ADAMS H.S. 10-2 (66)

7)EASTERN (GREENTOWN) H.S. 10-1 (62)

8)CENTERVILLE H.S. 10-2 (46)

9)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 8-3 (42)

10)CARROLL(FLORA) H.S. 8-1 (18)

Receiving Votes:

Adams Central H.S., Eastern (Greene) H.S., Eastside H.S., Evans. Mater Dei H.S., Madison Grant H.S., Park Tudor H.S., Southwestern H.S. (Hanover),

1A

1)OLDENBURG ACADEMY 7-2 (156)

2)SOUTHWESTERN H.S.(SHELBYVILLE) 6-1 (114)

3)ROSSVILLE H.S. 7-3 (108)

4)SHAKAMAK H.S. 7-3 (98)

5)RIVERTON PARKE H.S. 8-5 (76)

6)BORDEN H.S. 7-3 (60)

7)KOUTS H.S. 5-3 (50)

8)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 8-4 (44)

9)NORTH DAVIESS H.S. 7-4 (38)

10)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 6-4 (28)

Receiving Votes:

Barr-Reeve H.S., Bethany Christian H.S., Daleville H.S., Fremont H.S., Hauser H.S., Jac-Cen-Del H.S., Rising Sun H.S., Southwood H.S.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD

Kansas City 3 Detroit 2

Cleveland 5 Minnesota 3 (10)

Baltimore 4 NY Yankees 2

Oakland 2 Tampa Bay 1

LA Angels 9 Texas 4

Houston 5 Seattle 2

Atlanta 8 Chicago Cubs 7

Miami 8 Milwaukee 0

Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 1

San Francisco 12 Colorado 0

Cincinnati 5 LA Dodgers 3 (10)

NBA SCOREBOARD

Detroit 100 Atlanta 86

LA Lakers 114 Orlando 103

Philadelphia 121 Oklahoma City 90

San Antonio 146 Washington 143 OT

Phoenix 118 New York 110

Toronto 112 Cleveland 96

New Orleans 120 LA Clippers 103

Chicago 110 Miami 102

Minnesota 105 Utah 104

Denver 120 Memphis 96…DESMOND BANE 3 points.

Sacramento 113 Dallas 106

NHL SCOREBOARD

Montréal 2 Calgary 1

Ottawa 2 Vancouver 1

St. Louis 4 Colorado 1

Dallas 4 Carolina 3

Nashville 4 Florida 1

Edmonton 6 Winnipeg 1

Los Angeles 4 Anaheim 1

San Jose 6 Arizona 4

TOP HEADLINES:

Winker’s homer in 10th ends Reds’ skid

The Reds needed a victory on Monday at Dodger Stadium, desperately. Their hottest hitter delivered one.

After beleaguered Reds reliever Amir Garrett blew a two-run lead in the seventh inning, Jesse Winker picked him up in the top of the 10th with a leadoff home run to left field — a two-run drive under the extra-inning rules — for a 5-3 win over the Dodgers. Cincinnati’s season-high seven-game losing streak ended against the team that entered the day with baseball’s best record.

 “What a game,” Reds manager David Bell said. “You just got to keep going, do everything you can to win the game. When it turns out that you get a win and you’re rewarded, so many great performances tonight, so many great things that happened. And a lot of little things, so just a great team win.”

Swanson and sage: Braves hit ‘turning point’

ATLANTA — If Dansby Swanson has enough sage to last the remainder of this season, the Braves should have a lot of fun over the next five-plus months.

Looking to erase any of the lingering negative energy created during Sunday’s miserable doubleheader, Swanson returned to Truist Park on Monday afternoon and did some cleansing by burning sage throughout the clubhouse and beyond.

“He told me he was going to do it yesterday, if he could find some,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “I walked into the clubhouse today and it definitely smelled like sage.”

Did it work?

Well, the Braves erupted during a four-run first inning, and then used home runs by Swanson and Freeman to propel themselves to a rejuvenating 8-7 win over the Cubs.

“That’s my first experience with it,” manager Brian Snitker said. “He had to put it right under my nose because I’m so clogged up with the pollen and everything. I couldn’t even smell it. I’ll plant some of it.”

Royals party like it’s 1999: ‘We’re here to win’

The Royals are speeding through the first month of the season, to the top of the division and to the top of the entire American League.

And they are not planning on slowing down.

A 3-2 win over the Tigers on Monday afternoon at Comerica Park sealed the Royals’ fifth consecutive victory — and their first four-game sweep on the road since May 7-10, 1999, against the Twins at the Metrodome.

Through 21 games, the Royals sit at 14-7 (.667) atop the AL, just ahead of the second-place A’s (15-8, .652).

Kansas City has won 10 of its last 13 and has matched its second-best start through 21 games, trailing only the 2003 club (17-4).

It is only April, and there is still a lot of baseball to be played. But for a team that has struggled early the past few years — they won seven games in April in 2017, ‘18 and ‘19 and nine of their first 21 games last season — the hot start is bringing a different feeling into a clubhouse that has clear contending goals in 2021 and beyond.

Luplow’s walk-off a ‘fire-starter’ for Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Can Jordan Luplow hit right-handers? Well, he’s certainly putting together a convincing case that he absolutely can, and the timing couldn’t have been better for the Indians.

In the bottom of the 10th inning, Luplow launched a two-run homer to lift the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Twins on Monday night at Progressive Field. It marked Luplow’s second career walk-off plate appearance (both homers), with the other coming on Sept. 23, 2020, against the White Sox.

“It definitely feels good, and you get to admire it for a little bit,” Luplow said. “Yeah, it’s a good feeling, I’ll tell you that.”

The one thing Indians fans have learned over the past two seasons with Luplow is that he mashes left-handed pitching. Since the start of the 2018 season, he’s recorded a 1.008 OPS against southpaws, which ranks eighth among all MLB hitters in that span (minimum of 250 plate appearances) entering Monday night. There was never a question why his bat was so high in the order if a lefty was on the mound, but leaving him there against a righty caused some eyebrows to raise early in the year.

At the end of the 2019 season, Luplow stood in the visiting clubhouse at Nationals Park, explaining that he was out to prove he was more than a platoon hitter, as his teammates packed up their equipment around him after missing the playoffs for the first time in four years. It may have taken some time for him to prove it, but it seems safe to say he’s reached that point.

Jeff Bridich steps down as general manager of Rockies

DENVER (AP) Jeff Bridich is stepping down as general manager of the Colorado Rockies, ending a tumultuous tenure that included two playoff appearances and a falling out with Nolan Arenado that ultimately led to the star third baseman’s offseason trade.

The Rockies announced Monday that the decision was a mutual agreement with Bridich, who was in his seventh season as GM. The team will appoint an interim general manager for the rest of the season before launching a search following the postseason.

Bridich said in a statement that he recently had a conversation with owner Dick Monfort and newly appointed team president Greg Feasel about the team’s future.

“It became abundantly clear that ushering in a new leadership structure is critically important,” Bridich said. “With that in mind we arrived at this decision to part ways, and ultimately it will be what is best for the Rockies and for me. Change can be a great thing for an organization and for the individuals who comprise it. Dick has a clear vision for the Rockies, and after nearly seven seasons as General Manager I believe it is time for someone else to help lead that vision.”

The Harvard-educated Bridich joined the organization in 2004 and rose through the ranks. He was named senior director of baseball operations in `06 and later held the position of senior director of player development. He was promoted to general manager in October 2014.

Spurs outlast Wizards in OT, end Washington’s streak at 8

WASHINGTON (AP) DeMar DeRozan had 37 points and 10 assists, and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Wizards 146-143 in overtime on Monday night, ending Washington’s season-best eight-game winning streak.

DeRozan scored nine of his points in the fourth quarter and OT. Neither team led by more than three points after DeRozan’s jumper pulled the Spurs within 118-115 with 5:13 left in the fourth.

Bradley Beal, who was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier in the day, had 45 points for the Wizards, but his 3-point attempt to force a second overtime fell short – as did Washington’s chance to match a franchise best winning streak.

Dejounte Murray had 25 points and a career-high 17 rebounds. Keldon Johnson had 21 points and Rudy Gay scored 17 for the Spurs, who have won three straight and five of six.

“It just shows you how talented the league is,” Murray said about the nonstop scoring at times. “I wouldn’t say on our end or their end that anything (on offense) was easy.”

His coach didn’t quite see it that way.

“You wouldn’t exactly say it was a defensive clinic by either team,” Gregg Popovich said after San Antonio finished with a season high in points and improved to 2-3 in overtime. “We couldn’t stop them and they couldn’t stop us.”

Both teams shot 53% from the field.

“There are games played throughout the year where nobody deserves to lose and this was one of them,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “That was elite offense.”

Russell Westbrook had his league leading 29th triple-double of the season – and 15th in his last 18 games – with 22 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. He has 175 career triple-doubles, six behind Oscar Robertson’s record.

Timberwolves beat Jazz for 3rd time this season, 105-104

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) D’Angelo Russell had a season-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 105-104 on Monday night.

Mike Conley gave Utah a 104-103 lead with 6.4 seconds left, but Ricky Rubio found Russell for a layup on the ensuing possession. Conley then lost the ball in a scramble on the Jazz’s final possession as time expired.

“We got the job done,” Towns said. “Our physicality was there. The discipline was there. Execution was there. The defensive effort keeping them to 104 points tonight. I think last game it was 98, I believe. You can’t ask for much more on the defensive end.”

Minnesota, which started the day tied for the second-fewest wins in the NBA, handed the league-leading Jazz another loss. The Timberwolves (18-44) went 3-0 against Utah (44-17) this season.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time in NBA history a team with a win percentage below .300 swept a series of at least three games against a team with a win percentage of at least .700.

Anthony Edwards added 14 points for Minnesota, which has won four of its last six games.

“We’re building, gives us something to build on,” Russell said. “We got all the excuses in the world to say why we’re not what we’re supposed to be. But just the taste of us winning here and there, us executing down the stretch, something to build on, just taking those small positives out of each game, especially when we win.”

Conley had 26 points and Rudy Gobert added 18 points for Utah. The Jazz, playing their fifth straight game without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, have lost three of five.

Utah shot 38.9% from the field and 16 of 57 (28.1%) from 3-point range against Minnesota.

Williamson scores 23, leads Pelicans past Clippers, 120-103

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Zion Williamson scored 23 points on an array of power moves, spinning dribbles and even a 3-pointer, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-103 on Monday night.

“We were very unselfish tonight. The ball got a lot of movement,” Williamson said. “A lot of people created with or without the ball. So, I think mostly the ball movement and the collective (effort) on defense got us the W.”

Lonzo Ball had 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals for New Orleans, which entered the night 4 1/2 games out of the final Western Conference play-in spot.

“We know these last 11 games, we’ve got to win every one,” Ball said. “Our defense has to be good for us to stay in every game.”

New Orleans largely neutralized Clippers star Paul George, whose nine points on 3-of-11 shooting fell well below his usual 24 points per game.

“We just didn’t bring it, we were flat tonight,” said George, who noted that he hurt his ankle during his nearly 25 minutes on the court. “We were out of sync. And give them credit. … They played a great game tonight, defensively and offensively. They were hot.”

George said his ankle is “sore right now, but (the next game) is two days away. … I should be good.”

Terance Mann scored 17 points and DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots for the Clippers, who were without Kawhi Leonard (foot) for a fourth straight game.

Cousins, who earlier Monday signed with the Clippers through the rest of the season, said coach Tyronn Lue “has done a great job incorporating me and my talents and making me feel a part of this.”

“I’m just going in trying to play my part to help with whatever I can,” Cousins said.

New Orleans led by double digits for nearly the entire second half and by as many as 25. The Clippers briefly got as close as nine when Marcus Morris Sr.’s jumper made it 70-61. But Williamson responded soon after with a short turnaround hook and his 3, and Brandon Ingram added a 3 as part of his 11 points in the period as New Orleans again pulled away.

Ingram finished with 17 points and Eric Bledsoe scored 18 points, earning praise from coach Stan Van Gundy for his aggressiveness.

“I really liked that,” Van Gundy said. “I thought that helped us a great deal.”

76ers hand Thunder franchise worst-tying 14th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid scored 21 points, Ben Simmons had 12 in his return to the lineup and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Oklahoma City 121-90 on Monday night, sending the Thunder to their franchise record-tying 14th straight loss.

The Thunder lost 14 straight games in their first season in Oklahoma City in 2008-09 and can set the team mark for consecutive defeats Tuesday at Boston.

“I don’t know if they’re aware of it,” coach Mark Daigneault said. “When the scoreboard’s on, we’re competing and the guys want to win. I’ve never gone in the locker room after a loss and seen an apathetic group.”

The Sixers had an NBA-season high 22 steals. Tobias Harris had four.

The Sixers know a thing or two about long losing streaks. Philadelphia had skids of 26 and 28 games between the 2013-15 seasons — and drafted Embiid and Simmons out of that mess. The Thunder have 34 draft picks over the next seven years and can only hope they find franchise cornerstones like the Sixers did during their rebuild dubbed The Process.

Simmons proved his value to the Sixers after missing the last four games with an viral infection. The Sixers even listed the All-Star as out against the Thunder before reversing course and sticking him in the lineup. The Sixers went 0-4 over that span – the first two at home, then consecutive games at Milwaukee – and lost their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.

“We miss him a ton,” coach Doc Rivers said.

Even Simmons – one of the NBA’s top defenders – knows his value.

“I see a lot of things that most guys don’t see on the floor,” he said.

Rivers said he had a conversation with a fellow NBA coach who said, “if anyone ever asks you again how important Ben is on offense, show him the last four games.”

Dunn returns, but Hawks fall 100-86 to Pistons

DETROIT (AP) Jerami Grant and Frank Jackson scored 18 points apiece to lift the Detroit Pistons to a 100-86 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.

The Hawks shot just 39% from the field and 4 of 27 from 3-point range. It was their lowest-scoring game of the season.

“They started with pressure and continued with that pressure for 48 minutes,” Atlanta coach Nate McMillan said. “I don’t think it was our players’ letdown. … I thought Detroit just played aggressive, physical basketball on the defensive end of the floor.”

There was one bright note for Atlanta: Kris Dunn made his first appearance of the season following right ankle surgery. Dunn, who signed with the Hawks in the offseason, went scoreless in 13:11.

“A lot of emotions – I was nervous, anxious, excited,” said Dunn, who has also dealt with knee issues. “It felt good to be back out there.”

Atlanta still wasn’t close to full strength, with Trae Young (left ankle), De’Andre Hunter (right knee), Cam Reddish (right Achilles), Tony Snell (right ankle) and Lou Williams (illness) all out. Then, with 3:17 remaining in the game, Brandon Goodwin went down under the basket and was taken out in a wheelchair.

“It has been that type of year, where you’re just holding your breath every time someone hits the floor,” said McMillan, who also said Kevin Huerter had a stinger.

Bogdan Bogdanovic led Atlanta with 17 points. Huerter added 15 and John Collins contributed 14. Clint Capela had 12 points and 15 rebounds

Cory Joseph scored 15 points and Hamidou Diallo added 14 for the Pistons, who took a 14-point lead in the second quarter and never really relinquished control. The Hawks trailed by seven after three but could not get closer in the fourth.

Detroit’s starters didn’t play at all in the fourth.

Schroder, Davis lead Lakers’ late rally past Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dennis Schroder scored 13 of 21 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Davis added 18 points and eight rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied to beat the Orlando Magic 114-103 on Monday night.

Trailing 80-79 following a sluggish third quarter, the Lakers’ offense came alive late to end their losing streak at three games. LA outscored Orlando 35-23 in the fourth period, improving to 19-12 on the road and 9-20 when trailing after three quarters.

Schroder also had 10 assists as he takes on a bigger role for LA in the absence of injured LeBron James.

“He’s really growing with his floor-general mentality and running the team,” coach Frank Vogel said of Schroder, who made 6 of 7 shots in the fourth quarter and scored or assisted on 16 of LA’s final 18 points. “That’s why we feel like (Schroder’s emergence) is going to be a silver lining. It was accelerated. Having ‘Bron out, there’s a lot of silver linings and this is one of them, seeing him grow.”

Montrezl Harrell scored 18 points off the bench for the Lakers, who shot 54% from the floor and hit 11 3-pointers. Andre Drummond chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds for Los Angeles.

Davis, who was playing his third game after missing 30 games due to a right calf strain, made eight of 15 shots in 31 minutes. Vogel said before the game that Davis was no longer under a minutes restriction. Davis, meanwhile, was frustrated by his sloppy play.

“I probably won’t ever have five turnovers in a game again, but the team kind of covered up those mistakes for me with big plays,” Davis said.

Chuma Okeke scored 18 points and converted a thunderous dunk over Drummond in the first quarter. Gary Harris scored 17 for the Magic, who have lost six straight and 25 of 30. With Detroit’s victory over Atlanta, Orlando has the East’s worst record.

Assistant Tyrone Corbin was acting head coach for the Magic for a second straight game. Coach Steve Clifford tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, although he has said he is symptom-free.

Orlando was coming off a blowout loss to the Pacers on Sunday.

Falcons entertaining Julio Jones trade offers?

There have been rumors going back to last year about the Atlanta Falcons potentially trading star wide receiver Julio Jones, and they are not going away as we head into the 2021 season.

The Falcons have received calls from teams that are interested in acquiring Jones, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. While Atlanta would not be able to trade Jones prior to June 1 because of the salary cap implications, Rapoport is not ruling it out.

The Falcons are one of four teams in the NFL with negative effective salary cap space heading into the draft, according to OverTheCap.com. Effective cap space is the maximum amount of salary cap space a team will have after signing 51 players to its active roster.

Matt Ryan restructured his contract last month to give Atlanta an additional $14 million in cap space, and they are still in a tough spot. If they do consider a Jones trade, that would likely be the main reason. The 32-year-old carries a cap hit of $23 million this year and $19 million in 2022.

Jones missed seven games last season after sitting out just four total the previous six. His 771 receiving yards were his lowest total since 2013, when he appeared in just five games.

If you believe what Falcons owner Arthur Blank said about Jones recently, you might think a trade is unlikely. At the very least, it sounds like Atlanta is listening.

Report: Patriots could trade into top 10 of draft for this star QB

The New England Patriots have done their homework on all of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but they may need to trade up in the first round if they want to select one. According to one report, they have been exploring potential avenues to do just that.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network said Monday that the Patriots have been calling teams in the top 10 to inquire about moving up from No. 15. Those teams believe Bill Belichick is considering moving up to get Justin Fields.

“The Patriots have been calling around in the top 10. Teams that have gotten those calls believe that their target would be Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields,” Pelissero said. “It would cost the Patriots a lot to move from No. 15 up to No. 7 or 8 — probably something in the region of a second-round draft pick. That’s a small price to pay if New England sees an opportunity to land a potential franchise quarterback.”

The Patriots have almost never traded up in the draft since Belichick took over as head coach in 2000. Of course, Tom Brady was his quarterback during the majority of that two-decade span, so there was never any need for New England to get into a draft-day bidding war for a QB.

This is not the first we have heard about the Patriots having interest in Fields. Whether or not they trade up is likely to come down to cost, as it would be a surprise if Belichick traded a future first-round pick just to move up a handful of spots. That said, a quote the coach recently offered about his draft plans does add even more intrigue to the situation.

BUTLER BASKETBALL

David Ragland, who helped Utah State to a record of 74-24 over the past three seasons, has joined the Butler staff as an assistant coach. Head coach LaVall Jordan made the announcement Monday, April 26.

Ragland arrives in Indianapolis with nearly two decades of experience, including previous assistant coaching stops at Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, Indiana State, and Frank Phillips College, in addition to his time at Utah State. Ragland also spent two seasons as the head coach at Vincennes University.

“I’ve known Dave for years and I’m very excited for he and his family to join the Butler family,” said Jordan. “Rags has earned tremendous respect in our profession as someone who cares deeply about developing student-athletes on and off the court. He has an incredible work ethic and strong recruiting relationships in the Midwest and throughout the country. He’s experienced winning everywhere he has been and will bring that experience as well as a new perspective that will impact every aspect of our program.”

Utah State posted at least 20 wins in each of Ragland’s three seasons with the program. The Aggies made a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and had earned a spot in the 2020 field as well before the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the remainder of the season. Utah State made three consecutive appearances in the Mountain West Tournament championship game, winning the title in both 2019 and 2020. The Aggies posted a 42-13 record in Mountain West games during his time in Logan.

As part of his responsibilities at Utah State, Ragland mentored the program’s wings, a group that included second-team All-MWC selection Justin Bean in 2020-21 and 2021 Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year Alphonso Anderson.

The position at Butler returns to Ragland to the Midwest, where much of his successful career has been based. His two seasons at Valparaiso featured a Horizon League regular season championship and an at-large bid to the NIT. He also mentored Alec Peters, who was the 54th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after being named the Horizon League Player of the Year. Ragland’s only season at Northern Kentucky was also the first season in the Horizon League for the Norse. Ragland spent the 2014-15 season on the staff at Bowling Green, helping the Falcons to a 21-win season, including the program’s first postseason victory since 1975. Under his tutelage, Richaun Holmes earned first-team all-MAC honors, was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was drafted No. 37 in the 2015 NBA Draft. Ragland was also a member of the Indiana State coaching staff 2010-14, helping the Sycamores to postseason appearances all four years. The run included a berth in the 2010-11 NCAA Tournament.

With Ragland at the helm, Vincennes went 44-19 in his two seasons. In 2009-10, the Trailblazers went 22-10 and reached the NJCAA district tournament finals. Prior to taking over the VU program in 2008, Ragland was an assistant with the program for three seasons, helping the Trailblazers to a 79-20 record during that span.

As a player, Ragland played his final two seasons at Southern Indiana, leading the Screaming Eagles to a total of 47 victories and leading the team in assists each year. He began his playing career at Missouri Southern State College, helping the team to a 30-3 record as a freshman and a spot at the NCAA Division II Final Four.

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Coming off a thrilling doubleheader sweep of Boston College to secure the series, the sixth-ranked Notre Dame baseball team is back home for a week full of games at Frank Eck Stadium. The Irish open the week with the second visit from Valparaiso this season. The two teams are set to square off Tuesday night at 5 p.m. ET from Eck and the game will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra. 

Home Sweet Home

  • The Irish are back at home for their final home swing of the regular season over the next two weeks.
  • Notre Dame is set to play seven of the next eight home games from Frank Eck Stadium to close out the home slate.
  • The Irish are set to face Valparaiso for the second of three meetings this season on Tuesday for another midweek contest.
  • Notre Dame defeated Valpo 6-3 back on March 23 in their first homestand of the season.
  • Tuesday’s meeting will be the 103rd all-time between the two schools. The Irish hold an 81-21 advantage over Valpo and are 55-10 in games held at Notre Dame.
  • The Irish have won the last nine games and 19 of the last 20 games against Valpo.
  • Valpo enters the game with an 8-21 record and are 3-9 in MAC play. They are coming off a home four-game series win over Southern Illinois.

Rally Irish Overcome Nine-Run Deficit to Defeat Boston College

  • The Irish had a comeback you had to see to believe in the rubber match of their road series with Boston College.
  • Notre Dame trailed 9-0 heading into the seventh as the comeback began with Zack Prajzner scoring the first run on a ground out from Spencer Myers.
  • In the eighth Niko Kavadas led the inning off with a solo home run, his 15th of the season.
  • Prajzner got in the long ball game with a three-run blast to pull the Irish within 9-5.
  • Kyle Hess made it 9-6 when he scored after Myers legged out an infield single. 
  • Myers and Cole both came home on bases loaded walks to trim the deficit to 9-8.
  • Then the Irish took their first lead of the game after David LaManna beat the throw to first which scored Kavadas and Carter Putz to put the Irish up 10-9.
  • They weren’t done in the inning as Jack Brannigan recorded his second career steal of home to double the Irish lead to 11-9.
  • Then with the bases loaded, Kyle Hess hit a ground rule double to right that scored Prajzner and LaManna to balloon the Irish lead to 13-9.
  • Notre Dame scored 12 runs in the eighth inning with eight coming with two outs.
  • The eight runs with two outs are the most scored in that scenario by the Irish since the second inning on March 20, 2008 when the Irish also scored eight runs with two outs in a 25-1 win over Georgetown.
  • Liam Simon and Aidan Tyrell combined for the final two innings to close the door on another series victory for the Irish.
  • Notre Dame scored 13 unanswered runs in the win, the most since March 24, 2016 when the Irish scored 15 unanswered runs in a 16-4 road win over Virginia Tech.
  • The 12 runs in the eighth inning was the most in an inning since the Irish scored 11 in the fourth inning on February 19, 2011 in a 19-2 win over Purdue.
  • With the series win the Irish have won eight ACC series this season, the most conference series wins since they won eight in the BIG EAST back in 2001.

Pitching, Power Push Irish Past Boston College

  • The Irish bounced back after dropping the series opener to BC and won the first game of the doubleheader 5-2.
  • The Irish jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Spencer Myers scored on a sacrifice fly and Ryan Cole came home after Niko Kavadas forced the throw to second on a delayed steal.
  • Notre Dame added to its lead in the second when Zack Prajzner scored on Myers’ single to the pitcher.
  • John Michael Bertrand put together another stellar outing on the mound, working 6.1 innings and allowed just four hits and two runs to the Eagles.
  • After BC trimmed the Irish lead to one, Tanner Kohlhepp came on to finish the outing off for the Irish.
  • Niko Kavadas gave Kohlhepp some breathing room in the ninth with a two run home run for his 14th of the season.
  • Kohlhepp retired all eight BC batters he faced to pick up his second save and even the series for the Irish.
  • With the win, Notre Dame improves to 7-0 this season coming off a loss.

Road Less Traveled

  • With the 13-9 series-clinching win over Boston College on April 24, the Irish won their sixth-consecutive ACC road series dating back to the 2020 season.
  • It is the longest road series winning streak for the Irish since they have joined the ACC back in 2014.
  • The last time the Irish won six straight conference road series was back in the 2000-01 seasons when they won six straight conference road series over Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Connecticut and Villanova.
  • The Irish have been dubbed the road warriors as they have won nine of their last 11 ACC road series dating back to the 2019 season.
  • In the shortened 2020 season the Irish finished 9-1 on the road, it was their most road wins since the 2015 season.
  • During his two-year tenure as head coach for the Irish, Link Jarrett’s squad has a 20-5 record on the road.

Top-25, Here Come The Irish

  • Following eight ACC series wins, with five coming on the road and a sweep, everyone is taking note of the Irish.
  • The Irish are holding steady in the polls and continue to be ranked in the Top-10 in four of the polls.
  • The Irish are ranked in the Top-10 in Baseball America (#6), Perfect Game (#6), D1Baseball (#8) and USA Today Coaches Poll (#9). 
  • No. 6 is the highest ranking for the Irish since the final week of the 2004 regular season when they were also ranked sixth.
  • A week after cracking two of the polls after the series win against Clemson, the Irish appeared in all six polls after the road sweep of Virginia.
  • In the final week of the 2020 regular season, Notre Dame made their first appearance in the Top-25 when they were selected No. 24 by Collegiate Baseball News.
  • It was the first time the Irish were ranked in the Top-25 since the 2015 season, the last time Notre Dame made an NCAA Regional.

HCAC WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

FLORENCE, Ind. — After 36 holes played Monday at the 2021 River States Conference Women’s Golf Championship, Midway (Ky.) University leads the field of eight teams at Belterra Golf Club. The Eagles opened up Monday’s first round with a score of 314 to build a lead of 12 shots. Midway shot 324 in the afternoon round to bump the lead up to 14 strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round of 18 holes. 

The final round begins Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. ET with the tee times and pairings based on the team standings after 36 holes. Midway will be playing with Indiana University East and Asbury (Ky.) University once again, the second and third-place teams after Monday.

IU East shot two rounds of 326 and will start the final 18 holes 14 shots back of Midway. Asbury shot rounds of 330 and 336 and is another 14 shots behind IU East. 

Through 36 holes, Oakland City (Ind.) University, Indiana University Kokomo and Brescia (Ky.) University are in fourth, fifth and sixth place and will play with each other for a second day in a row. University of Rio Grande (Ohio) and Point Park (Pa.) University round out the standings in seventh and eighth and will be paired together again.

Midway put four players in the Top 10 to build the lead after 36 holes. All of the Eagles’ five players are in the top 13 spots with one round to go. The team score of 314 had three players in the 70s for the first round. That included Catherine Kelly (76-80) and Emilie Hill (76-83) tying for the 18-hole lead with opening 76s. Kelly ended the day in fourth place while Hill is in a tie for fifth. The Eagles have Jenna Lewis (79-80) also in the tie for fifth and Payton Schechter (83-81) in a tie for ninth.

IU East’s Jo Wisecup and Asbury’s Hannah McCrabb are tied for the individual lead after two rounds at 9-over par 153. Wisecup opened with an 80 but has the round of the tournament so far, a 1-over 73 in the second 18 that included five birdies. McCrabb started with a 78 and then fired a 3-over 75, including two birdies. She is the only player in field to shoot two rounds in the 70s. 

Asbury’s Faith Wiley (80-75) is two shots off the lead and in solo third at 11-over. Point Park’s Joey Walz (79-80) is one of the three players tied for fifth. For the complete team and individual leaderboard and tournament stats, click the links above. Follow live scoring throughout the championship via Golfstat. 

HCAC BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Parker Tuszynski (West Hills, Calif.) Transylvania University | Catcher | Sophomore – Tuszynski enjoyed an uber-efficient week at the plate in a 3-0 week for the Pioneers with a 7-5 win at Mount St. Joseph followed by a 7-5 win and a 20-6 win (seven innings) over Franklin on Sunday in a matchup of two of the best teams in the HCAC. Tuszysnki went 7-for-10 from the plate for a .700 batting average. Tuszynski paired a .800 slugging percentage with an OPS of 1.550 to pace the Pioneer offense for the week. Another impressive statistic for his week includes zero strikeouts in three contests. Tuszynski posted six RBI, including a pair of three-RBI games in a doubleheader against their HCAC rival Franklin Grizzlies. Tuszynski also tallied four runs scored on the week including a career-high three runs scored in the second leg of the doubleheader against the Grizzlies. In the first game of the Franklin doubleheader Tuszynski notched a career-high three hits in four at bats including an important insurance RBI base hit in the seventh inning to push the Pioneers ahead of the Grizzlies.
Pitcher of the Week:
Tyler Smitherman (Westfield, Ind.) Anderson University | First Base | Sophomore – Smitherman went 4-for-9 with two doubles and an RBI.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Kasey Henderson (Muncie, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Senior – Henderson tossed a complete game, striking out eight and allowing one run (zero earned) in nine innings during Anderson’s 4-1 win against Bluffton.
  • Jaxon Rogan (Marysville, Ohio) Bluffton University | Short Stop | Senior – Rogan went 7-of-15 for a .467 batting average with three RBI and five runs scored as the Beavers finished the week 2-3 with a pair of wins over Anderson. He had a double and a triple, giving him a .667 slugging percentage to go along with his .579 OBP.
  • Eddie Bedinski (Louisville, Ohio) Bluffton University | Pitcher | Junior – On a day when the Beavers planned to call on Johnny Wholestaff, Budinski had other plans as he piled up 10 punchouts against just two walks in five innings of relief work. He did not allow a hit while tossing 84 pitches in relief. Budinski finished the week with a 0.00 ERA.
  • Alex Christie (Greenwood, Ind.) Hanover College | Infield | First Year – Christie posted a strong week for the Blue and Red as he finished with a .813 slugging percentage. The freshman went 7-for-16 at the dish with two homeruns and six RBI.
  • Michael Pinarski (Goshen, Ind.) Manchester University | Short Stop/Pitcher | Senior – Pinarski exploded for three home runs in his first three at-bats against Defiance on Friday, April 23. Third homer of the day as a game-tying, two-run shot. MU would go on to win Friday’s contest as well as both games of Sunday’s DH. Finished 5-12 this week with four RBI and four runs scored. MU went 3-0 last week.
  • Keegan Stevens (Rensselaer, Ind.) Manchester University | Pitcher | Senior – Stevens earned an old-fashioned three-inning save on Friday at Defiance. Keegan worked nearly 3.0 perfect innings of relief, allowing just one walk. Stevens struck out four and did not allow a hit as the Spartans topped Defiance 8-6.
  • Jacob Hughes (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Pitcher | Junior – Hughes started game one of The Mount’s surprising sweep of Hanover on Sunday, he was outstanding moving his season record to 5-1 on the year. He went 6.0 innings, allowing just two earned runs while striking out eight Panther batters. In the game his season ERA dropped to 2.54, good for third best in the HCAC this season.
  • Brett Tuttle (Jerseyville, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Third Base | Junior – Tuttle finished 5-of-7 at the plate (.714) with a 1.429 slugging average and a .714 on-base average as Rose-Hulman went a perfect 4-0 in the week. Tuttle had one double, two triples, scored one run and had RBI in two appearances in the four-game week.
  • Ben Yoss (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Pitcher | Senior – Yoss tossed a seven-inning complete-game eight-hitter and did not allowed an earned run – as Rose-Hulman defeated Bluffton 11-1 to open a perfect 4-0 week. Yoss struck out five and walked just two in the complete game victory.
  • Jake Schmidt (Dublin, Ohio) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – Schmidt worked six innings against the Franklin Grizzlies, leading to a 7-5 win for the Pioneers. Schmidt started for Transylvania and dealt six innings while keeping the Pioneers neck and neck with the Grizzlies before pulling away in the seventh. Over six innings, Schmidt faced 27 batters, striking out eight, while allowing five runs on five hits in the contest. With the Pioneer offense in search of runs Schmidt answered by only allowing one run in his final four innings on the mound and keeping the Pioneers primed to eventually go ahead in the seventh inning for the two-run margin. 

HCAC MEN’S LACROSSE NOTEBOOK

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive:
Bryce Lowe (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Midfield | Junior – Lowe posted match-highs of five goals and three assists in Saturday’s 24-3 win for Transy at Earlham. The midfielder tallied a season-high eight points for the Pioneers and also scored five goals for the second time this season. Lowe’s offensive sparked the Pioneers to a sizable victory in their lone match of the week. Lowe’s accuracy was unstoppable as the junior notched five goals off of seven total shots on goal. The junior scored three consecutive goals spanning the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second quarter to hand Transy an 8-0 lead. All three of his assists came in the first 18 minutes of the game as he led the Pioneers to seize control against Earlham early.
Defensive:
Peyton Bray (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Face Off/Midfield | Junior – The midfielder set the new Pioneer single-game record for ground balls, scooping up 18 in a convincing 24-3 win at Earlham on Saturday. Bray won 23-of-26 face-offs for the Pioneers to help Transylvania dominate possession. Bray’s command of possession resulted in the Pioneer defense only seeing eight shots on goal all afternoon. The Pioneers outgained Earlham on ground balls, 48-18 on the afternoon with Bray earning as many ground balls as his opponent altogether.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Cole Whatley (Green Bay, Wisc.) Anderson University | Attack/Faceoff | Sophomore – Whatley closed out the week with a total of seven goals in two matches. Whatley rolled to 18-of-21 (85.7 percent) faceoff wins and picked up 16 ground balls. Anderson finished 1-1 on the week.
  • Eric Fisher (Indianapolis, Ind.) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Junior – Fisher saved 22 of the 42 shots he faced for a .524 save percentage last week. Fisher collected a total of six ground balls in two matches.
  • Eric Hopkins (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Attack | Senior – Hopkins helped guide the Panthers past Anderson 13-5. The senior netted a team-high four goals on nine shots. He finished with a team-high five points, dishing out an assist.
  • Sean O’Meara (Lexington, Ky.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Junior – O’Meara got the call in frame for Hanover as they defeated Anderson 13-5. The junior keeper tallied 14 saves on 19 shots faced. He finished the contest with a .737 save percentage.

HCAC WOMEN’S LACROSSE NOTEBOOK

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive:
Salem Carlow (West Chester, Pa.) Transylvania University | Midfield | Senior – Carlow capped off Transylvania’s undefeated run through the HCLC regular season with eight points off a match-high four goals and four assists, leading Transylvania to a 21-5 victory over Anderson in its lone game of the week. It was Carlow’s fourth straight match with four goals or more and her eighth straight match with a hat-trick. Carlow’s eight points tied a single-game career-high. Two of her goals came on free position shots and the senior added a match-high eight draw controls to go with four ground balls and two caused turnovers in a complete regular-season finale performance.
Defensive:
Courtney Jones (Indianapolis, Ind.) Franklin College | Goalkeeper | Senior – Jones came up big for the Grizzlies in their win over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon, finishing with 18 saves, including seven critical stops over the final 12 minutes to preserve a 12-10 victory.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Elizabeth Graham (Riverside, Ohio) Anderson University | Attack | Sophomore – Graham scored a total of six goals in two matches last week. She also recorded five draw controls and three ground balls.
  • Madison Leonard (Flower Mound, Texas) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Leonard saved 22 of the 56 shots she faced for a .392 save percentage for the week. She also collected a total of nine ground balls in two matches.
  • Bayleigh Riddle (Greenwood, Ind.) Franklin College | Attack | First Year – Riddle led the Franklin offense with three goals and two assists for five points in Saturday’s win over Mount St. Joseph. She had a team-high six shot attempts and four draw controls.
  • Masi McNally-Henriksen (Zionsville, Ind.) Hanover College | Midfield | First Year – McNally-Henriksen helped lead the Panthers to the two seed in the HCLC Tournament as they defeated Anderson 13-6. The first year netted a game-high six goals, with a first-half hat trick. She also added an assist, tying a game-high seven points. She picked up six ground balls and won eight draw controls.
  • Delaney Benner (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Junior – Benner posted an impressive week as the Panthers defeated Anderson to secure the two seed in the HCLC Tournament. She tallied nine total saves allowing just six goals through 60 minutes of work.
  • Cecilia Horn (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Defense | Sophomore – Horn had a solid outing for the Lions in the 12-10 loss to Franklin on Saturday. She led the team with a team-high seven ground balls and caused two turnovers.
  • Abbey Peterson (Versailles, Ky.) Transylvania University | Attack | Sophomore – Peterson had a match-high five ground balls to go with two caused turnovers in Transylvania’s regular-season ending 21-5 win over Anderson on Saturday. Peterson led the Pioneers in holding Anderson scoreless for the first 27 minutes and 47 seconds of the second half and forced the Ravens into an overall scoring drought that spanned over 38 minutes of gameplay.

HCAC SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK

Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Alehia Tucker (Covington, Ky.) Mount St. Joseph University | Short Stop | Senior – Tucker led the Mount to a 4-0 week setting a new MSJ career record for stolen bases in sweeps over Defiance and Rose-Hulman. The Lions leadoff hitter was outstanding going 6-for-9 (.666) at the plate with a homerun, a double, five runs scored, an RBI and four stolen bases. On Friday against Defiance, she stole second base in game two setting a new MSJ career stolen bases record with 90.
Pitcher of the Week:
Kamryn McCool (Brookville, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University | Pitcher | Junior – McCool had a record breaking week for the Lions, during the teams 4-0 week. She threw a pair of complete game shutouts over Defiance and Rose-Hulman. For the week she pitched 13.0 innings of five hit shutout ball, while striking out 15. Her final strikeout against Defiance on Friday night was number 122 on the season setting a new MSJ single season strikeout record.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Lexi Rankin (Greenfield, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Sophomore – Rankin recorded the win during Anderson’s 5-1 victory against Adrian. She struck out three and allowed one run in six and two-thirds innings.
  • Josilyn Guzman (Woodhaven, Mich.) Defiance College | Outfield | Sophomore – In four games last week, Guzman batted .417 (5-for-12) with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored. Both of her homers came against NCAA Division II Walsh. For the week, Guzman posted a .917 slugging percentage.
  • Sydney Bostic (Aurora, Ind.) Franklin College | Outfield | Sophomore – Bostic went 5-for-13 with two doubles and a pair of RBI for Franklin as they went 3-1 on the week. She notched at least one hit across all four contests.
  • Delanie Gourley (Whiteland, Ind.) Franklin College | Pitcher | First Year – Gourley allowed just one earned run across 12 innings of work, winning decisions against Manchester and Washington University over the weekend. She scattered six hits without allowing a run over five scoreless innings in her first career relief appearance in Franklin’s 8-6 win over Manchester on Friday. Gourley allowed one earned run on eight hits with two strikeouts in a 6-3 win over Wash U on Sunday.
  • Katherine Dickinson (Francisco, Ind.) Hanover College | Outfield | Sophomore – Dickinson helped propel the Panthers to a sweep of Bluffton on Sunday afternoon as the sophomore hit a walk-off single to right center scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. She finished the series with three hits and two RBI.
  • Lily Beurman (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | Senior – Beurman played a key role in the Panthers sweep of Bluffton. The senior got the call in game one pitching a complete game with six strikeouts. She allowed just four runs on eight hits. Beurman then made an appearance in game two, pitching the seventh inning en route to the save.
  • Brook Reaves (Kokomo, Ind.) Manchester University | Designated Player | First Year – Reaves went 4-for-7 last week in the Spartans’ only two games of the week at Franklin. Went 1-3 with a run in a 2-0 victory in Game 1. Followed up with a career-best 3-for-4 effort at the plate in a narrow 8-6 loss in Game 2.
  • Tori Blough (Huntertownm, Ind.) Manchester University | Pitcher | First Year – Blough continues to grow as a pitcher in her first collegiate season, as she pitched a complete game shutout at Franklin on Friday afternoon. She allowed just three hits in Game 1 while striking out a pair en route to her first collegiate pitching victory. Blough also came in and pitched 5.0 innings of relief in the second game of the doubleheader. She allowed just two runs on four hits in her relief effort in Game 2.

River States Conference Player of the Week recipients selected for April 19-25

IU KOKOMO’S JACKSON TABBED RSC WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo distance runner Lexi Jackson was selected RSC Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year for her performance at the RSC Outdoor Championships and thus also was named RSC Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week April 19-25. 

A native of Walton, Ind., Jackson set an RSC meet record in the 5,000 meters placing first with a time of 18:01. That beat the previous record by 29 seconds and registered her second event win of the meet. Jackson started out with a victory in the 10,000 meters the day before. That was with a time of 37:46, which although came up three seconds short of a meet record qualified her for NAIA nationals. 

Jackson earned four all-conference accolades at the meet placing second in the 1,500 meters at 4:51 and being a part of the 4×800 relay that took runner-up. Jackson is an NAIA national qualifier in both the 5K and 10K. 

RIO GRANDE’S CRESS EARNS RSC WOMEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande sophomore thrower Sierra Cress won the hammer throw and discus at the RSC Outdoor Championships to earn RSC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year and thus also RSC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week April 19-25. 

Cress, from Greenville, Ohio, set an RSC meet record with her toss of 49.59 meters to win the hammer throw. That was within the NAIA minimum qualifying standard to get her to nationals if she had not already done so with a season-best throw of 49.64 meters already. 

Cress won the discus with a throw of 39.39 meters. She scored points in four throws as she was fourth in the shot put at 11.12 meters and fifth in the javelin at 27.28 meters. 

RIO GRANDE’S BOOTH RACES TO RSC MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande junior Cody Booth won the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the RSC Outdoor Championships to earn RSC Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and thus also RSC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for April 19-25. 

The New Philadelphia, Ohio, native swept the distance events to power the RedStorm to the overall team title in first place. He won the 10,000 meters on the opening day of the meet with a time of 34:12 to cover the 6.2 miles. 

On the second day, he won the 5,000 meters with an RSC meet-record time of 15:17.31. That surpassed the nine-year old record from 2012 by more than nine seconds. Booth is an NAIA national qualifier for both events and will compete at the NAIA national championship.

IU KOKOMO’S GAYLOR NAMED RSC MEN’S OUTDOOR FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, YEAR

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo senior Grant Gaylor won the shot put and the discus at the RSC Championships to be named River States Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year and thus also RSC Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week April 19-25. 

Gaylor, from Kokomo, Ind., won the shot put with a distance of 17.41 meters. That was well beyond the minimum to qualify for the NAIA national meet if he had not already qualified with previous throws. Gaylor currently ranks fourth in the country with his season-best mark of 18.02 meters.

Gaylor won the discus with a toss of 46.85 meters. That was close to the NAIA ‘B’ standard of 47.60 and won at the RSC meet by over two meters. 

IU EAST’S CABALLERO NAMED RSC WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East freshman Eva Caballero won the clinching point for the conference championship to earn River States Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 19-25. 

The Barcelona, Spain, native wrapped up the first RSC title in team history for the Red Wolves by earning the championship point in a 4-1 win over Asbury (Ky.). She lifted the top-seeded Red Wolves with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win at No. 3 singles and a 6-1 win in No. 2 doubles. 

Caballero started the tournament with wins over IU Southeast at the same positions in the lineup, a 4-2 victory for the team. A 7-0 team win over Midway to end the regular season gave IU East the No. 1 seed as Caballero had two more wins. She has been a part of eight straight doubles wins and has won six of her last seven singles matches. 

IU EAST’S FAUNDEZ NETS RSC MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East freshman Franciso Faundez had a big performance at the conference championship to earn River States Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 19-25. 

Faundez, from Santiago, Chile, clinched an RSC championship finals berth for the Red Wolves thanks to his pair of wins in the semifinals versus IU Southeast. He was a part of a doubles win that clinched the doubles point for IU East. He was then won at No. 2 singles to clinch the match for the Red Wolves. 

It was the first finals appearance in team history. Faundez also earned a victory at No. 2 singles over Midway in the regular season finale to wrap up a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Asbury won in the finals, 4-3. 

MIDWAY’S CONN PICKS UP RSC MEN’S GOLFER OF THE WEEK, YEAR

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Midway (Ky.) University senior Logan Conn was named the RSC Men’s Golfer of the Year and also thus the RSC Men’s Golfer of the Week April 19-25 for his performance at the RSC Men’s Golf Championship.

Conn, from Prestonburg, Ky., took medalist honors at the RSC Championship carding a score of 2-under for the tournament and then winning the first playoff home. He and IU East’s Jake Miller were the only players under par for the championship. 

Conn shot rounds of 72-70-69. His 2-under effort over the final 18 holes put him in the playoff. Conn also earn All-RSC First-Team honors. 

NO. 20 IU SOUTHEAST’S MONAHAN TABBED RSC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — No. 20-ranked Indiana University Southeast had first baseman Matt Monahan hit over .500 with three homers to earn River States Conference Baseball Player of the Week for April 19-25. 

The New Lenox, Ill., native was 10 for 19 in four games for an average of .526. He also doubled, homered three times, drove in nine and scored eight times on the week. Every game was a multi-hit performance, and he was 2 for 2 on stolen bases. 

A big game was the series opener versus Midway, which had Monahan go 4 for 6 with two home runs, three RBIs and a double and two runs. He was 2 for 4 in each of the other two games of the series with a homer and five RBIs combined. He started the week going 2 for 5 and scoring three times in a win over Thomas More (Ky.).

Monahan currently leads the NAIA with 83 total hits and is tops in the RSC with a .428 batting average. 

IU KOKOMO’S POOLE REPEATS AS RSC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo senior Renton Poole threw 6.0 no-hit innings to nab River States Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 19-25, his second week in a row with the award.

The 6-4 right-hander from Bloomington, Ind., did not allow a hit in the 6.0 innings he threw versus Point Park, his only outing of the week. In a seven-inning game, Poole struck out eight, walked one and allowed just one unearned run. He worked around five errors to hand a 2-1 lead over to the bullpen for the seventh inning. 

RIO GRANDE’S BRISKER NAMED RSC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande freshman Caitlyn Brisker hit over .500 and homered three times to earn River States Conference Softball Player of the Week April 19-25. 

Brisker, from Oak Hill, Ohio, racked up 14 hits in eight games on the week to his .538 (14 for 26). She also scored 14 runs, doubled three times, hit three home runs and drove in nine. Brisker was 3 for 4 in stolen bases and also walked twice to lead Rio Grande to a 7-1 week. 

Brisker had a big home run, a solo shot that beat IU Southeast, 1-0, as the team’s split the doubleheader. She also homered and had three hits in a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Christian and racked up four hits, including a homer, in a pair of wins over Point Park.

In all, Brisker had multiple hits in six of the eight games on the week. Brisker started out the week going 7 for 8 and scoring six runs in a doubleheader sweep of Thomas More (Ky.) 

RIO GRANDE’S CAMPOLO PICKS UP RSC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande freshman Sydney Campolo went 4-0 with a save in five appearances to pick up River States Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week April 19-25. It’s her third conference, weekly honor of the year. 

The native of New Lexington, Ohio, pitched in five games covering 25.0 innings on the week with 35 strikeouts, four walks and a 1.12 ERA. Rio Grande won all five of those contests and was 7-1 on the week as a team. 

Campolo capped off the week with a 1-0 victory over IU Southeast as the teams split a pair of 1-0 results. Campolo struck out 12, walked none and allowed just five singles in her complete-game win. She also struck out 12 in an earlier win over Ohio Christian to first establish the career high.

She won both ends of a doubleheader with Point Park (Pa.) pitching nine innings and striking out eight on the day. Campolo also got a three-inning save in an earlier win over Thomas More (Ky.). 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1901       In the second game of the franchise’s history, Senator infielder Billy Clingman hits the team’s first home run. The 33 year-old switch-hitting shortstop blasts a two-run homer off A’s southpaw Wiley Piatt in the top of the fifth inning of Washington’s 11-5 victory over Philadelphia at Columbia Park.

1909       The White Sox, scoring just three runs during the three-game series, sweeps St. Louis. Chicago blanks the Browns by identical 1-0 scores in all three at South Side Park contests.

1918       Brooklyn wins their first game of the season when they defeat the Giants at Ebbets Field, 5-3. The Robins’ 0-9 losing streak establishes a major league record for the longest start at the beginning of a campaign without a win.

1929       At the Baker Bowl, Clise Dudley becomes the first player to hit a home run on the first major league pitch thrown to him. The Brooklyn relief pitcher will hit a total of three home runs in his four-year career.

1930       Bud Clancy, playing first base during the entire nine-inning game, never touches the ball while it is in play. The first sacker’s lack of work doesn’t hurt the White Sox when they beat the Browns at Sportsman’s Park, 2-1.

1932       The National League fines Cardinal manager Gabby Street for violating the circuit’s policy which prohibits talking to spectators. The Redbird skipper’s nickname suggests he might be a chatterbox, but he insists the moniker stems his overuse of the word Gabby, a term used in the south when addressing a black male whose name is unknown.

1944       Jim Tobin, using his newly discovered knuckleball, tosses the first of his two no-hitters of the season, defeating Brooklyn, 2-0. The Boston right-hander, who will also throw a shortened five-frame unofficial no-no in June, helps his cause with a solo home run in the eighth inning of the Braves Field contest.

1947       A crowd of 58,000, attending Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium to honor the ailing legend, hears the ‘Bambino’ promote baseball as “the best game in the world.” After the moving ceremony, the fans are treated to a pitching duel when the 6’4″ Senator right-hander Sid Hudson, who scores the only run in the game, edges Spud Chandler, 1-0.

1947       The largest crowd in the history of Crosley Field enjoys watching the Reds sweep a doubleheader from Pittsburgh, 6-1 and 2-1. The 36,691 fans in attendance will be unable to call their friends from the ballpark with the good news because the pay phones have been removed to thwart betting on the contests.

1961       The expansion Angels play their first home game, bowing to the Twins at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, 4-2. The 74 year-old baseball legend Ty Cobb, in his last-ever visit to a ballpark, throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

1963       Red Sox right-hander Gene Conley and White Sox hurler Dave DeBusschere, who both played in the NBA in the offseason, each pitch in relief during the fourth inning of the Red Sox’s 9-5 victory over the White Sox at Fenway Park. Conley, now with the Knicks as a power guard, is the only person to have played on World Championship teams in baseball (1957 Braves) and basketball (1959–61, Celtics), and DeBusschere, currently employed by the Pistons, will be inducted as player into the basketball Hall of Fame in 1983.

1968       After almost being scratched due to a sore throat, Tom Phoebus no-hits the visiting Red Sox, 6-0, after the 1:23 rain delay at the start of the game. The Orioles’ starter also leads the offense, going 2-for-4 at the plate as well as scoring and driving in a run in the Memorial Stadium contest.

1971       Braves outfielder Hank Aaron joins Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as the only major league player to hit 600 career home runs. Hammerin’ Hank’s historic homer, a 350-foot drive over the left-field wall, comes off Gaylord Perry in the third inning of a 6-5 ten-inning loss to the Giants at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium.

1972       After 11 games into the new season, the Padres fire the only manager the team has ever known when they replace Preston Gomez with third base coach Don Zimmer. In his three-plus years as the San Diego skipper, Gomez compiled a 180-316 (.363) record, and the expansion team never finished higher than last place in the NL West.

1973       Kansas City’s starter Steve Busby becomes the 13th rookie to throw a no-hitter, beating Detroit, 3-0, at Tiger Stadium. The 22 year-old right-hander’s gem is the first-ever no-hit game thrown by a Royals pitcher, and the former UCLA hurler will pitch the second no-hitter in franchise history next season.

1973       Braves hurler Pat Dobson three-hits the Mets and beats Tom Seaver, who also gives up only three hits, 2-0. The Atlanta Fulton County Stadium contest takes one-hour and 37 minutes to complete, making it the quickest game ever played in Mets history.

1977       The Cardinals snap a three-game losing streak, routing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 20-3. Redbirds’ shortstop Garry Templeton crosses home plate five times, a team record.

1981       Fernandomania continues to explode at Chavez Ravine when Dodger rookie sensation Fernando Valenzuela pitches his fourth shutout in five starts. The 20 year-old Mexican southpaw, who is batting over .400, beats the Giants, 5-0, and lowers his ERA to a microscopic 0.20.

1982       Reggie Jackson, who left the Bronx when the team decided not to renew his contract, returns to Yankee Stadium as an Angel, and to the delight of the New York crowd, hits a long home run contributing to California’s 3-1 rain-shortened victory over the home team. The fans show their displeasure about losing ‘Mr. October’ to free agency by chanting “Steinbrenner Sucks” as Jackson rounded the bases while the Yankee owner stands defiantly in his box.

1983       Nolan Ryan becomes the first of three major leaguers this season to breaks Walter Johnson’s 56 year-old record when he notches his 3,509th career strikeout, whiffing pinch-hitter Brad Mills in the eighth inning of the Astros’ 4-2 victory at Olympic Stadium. The 36 year-old fireballer’s feat will also be accomplished by Steve Carlton and Gaylord Perry, respectively, in May and August. (Ed. note – some websites, including the Baseball Hall of Fame, ESPN, and Baseball-Reference.com, differ with the official MLB stats, crediting the Washington Senator legend with 3,509 career strikeouts, with an extra strikeout recorded in his rookie season accounting for the difference. – LP)

1983       Teammates Fred Lynn and Daryl Sconiers both hit a grand slam, helping California to rout the Tigers, 13-3. The pair of Anaheim Stadium round-trippers mark the first time two Angels have hit bases-loaded homers in the same game.

1988       Phillies third baseman Mike Schmidt’s single breaks up Nolan Ryan’s no-hitter with one out in the ninth at the Astrodome. Philadelphia will knot the score at 2-2 in the frame, but Houston will prevail, scoring a run in the tenth to hold on to the victory.

1990       At Jack Murphy Stadium, Pirates infielder Wally Backman becomes the first National Leaguer to get six hits in one game since Rennie Stennett accomplished the feat, also playing for the Bucs when he collected seven in 1975. The third baseman, who will see his batting average rise 114 points, from .281 to .395, collects five singles and a double to help Pittsburgh sink San Diego, 9-4.

1994       Scott Erickson, who allowed the most hits in the majors last season, pitches the Twins’ first no-hitter in 27 years, beating the Brewers at the Metrodome, 6-0. In 1967, Dean Chance no-hit the Indians, but the right-hander allowed a run in Minnesota’s 2-1 victory in the nightcap of the twin bill at Cleveland Stadium.

1996       Barry Bonds joins his father and godfather, becoming only the fourth major leaguer to hit 300 homers and swipe 300 bases as he homers for the Giants in a 6-3 victory over the Marlins. Bobby Bonds, Willie Mays, and Andre Dawson are the only other 300-300 players.

2000       After participating in two brawls at Comiskey Park five days ago, MLB suspends sixteen members of the Tigers and White Sox for a total of 82 games, making it the most severe punishment ever given for a bench-clearing incident. Both managers, Phil Garner and Jerry Manuel, also receive eight-game suspension each.

2000       Former Brewer Jose Valentin hits for the cycle, helping his new team, the Chicago White Sox, defeat the Orioles, 13-4. In Milwaukee, Valentin’s home for the past eight seasons, a player is awarded a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for hitting for the cycle. (Ed. Note: In precisely one month, he’ll miss being the first American League player to complete the cycle twice in one season by not getting a single. -LP)

2002       Derek Lowe becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hit game at Boston’s Fenway Park since Dave Morehead accomplished the feat against the Indians in September of 1965. Facing 28 batters, the former closer of the team throws only 97 pitches in the 10-0 rout of the Devil Rays.

2003       Needing only 108 pitches, Kevin Millwood becomes the ninth pitcher in Phillies’ history to throw a no-hitter when he keeps the NL-West leading Giants hitless. In 1991, Tommy Greene threw the franchise’s last no-no before Millwood’s 1-0 masterpiece.

2003       Ozzy, the male osprey of a breeding pair that lived for years on Jackie Robinson Ballpark’s left-field light pole, dies at the Audubon Birds of Prey Center after being hit with a thrown baseball that was trying to knock him off a perch he shared with his mate Harriet and their brood of chicks. Class A Daytona Cubs hurler Jae Kuk Ryu was charged with a second-degree misdemeanor by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for harming a protected bird.

2003       The Marlins, on the strength of three homers in the frame, score five times in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game against the Cardinals at six runs apiece. The Fish will lose the Pro Player Stadium contest, 7-6, in 20 innings, making it the longest game in franchise history.

2004       At Dodger Stadium, Mike Piazza ties Carlton Fisk for the most career homers by a catcher as he hits Hideo Nomo’s sixth-inning pitch into the stands for his 351st round-tripper as a backstop. The homer, which was his 362nd overall, moves the Mets’ star past Yankees’ Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the all-time list.

2004       At Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Chad Moeller becomes the first Brewer to hit for the cycle at home. In the 9-8 victory over the Reds, the backup catcher facing Cory Lidle, homers in the second inning, doubles in the fourth, triples in the fifth, and then singles in the seventh off reliever Ryan Wagner to complete the feat in front of 8,918 enthusiastic fans.

2005       At Busch Stadium, St. Louis second baseman Mark Grudzielanek becomes the 16th Cardinal to hit for the cycle and the third to accomplish the rare hitting event at home. The last Redbird to achieve the feat was in 1996 by John Mabry.

2005       Pirates closer Jose Mesa becomes the 19th pitcher in major league history to collect his 300th save when the team beats the Astros at Pittsburg’s PNC Park, 2-0. The 39-year-old right-handed reliever reaches the milestone, en route to compiling 322 career saves, retiring the side in order in the top of the ninth inning.

2007       On the night in which his three sons throw the ceremonial first pitch, Trevor Hoffman is unable to hold on to a two-run lead when the Dodgers score three in the ninth and eventually beat the Padres, 6-5. It’s ‘Trevor Time Desk Clock’ Night, and the usually reliable Padres closer blows the save, thanks to some shady defense, for the second consecutive game.

2008       At Progressive Field, the longest current consecutive-game streak in the big leagues comes to an end at 382 when Grady Sizemore does not appear in Cleveland’s 1-0 loss to the Yankees due to a sprained right ankle he sustained yesterday. The center fielder’s streak is the most by an Indians player since Toby Harrah played in 473 straight contests from 1979-83.

2008       In a move that cost the team over $11 million, the Pirates release Matt Morris after the pitcher lasts only 1.2 innings against the Phillies in his previous start. The 33 year-old right-hander had compiled an 0-4 record with a 9.67 ERA in his five outings with Pittsburgh this season.

2008       Beating the Padres, 2-1, the Diamondbacks break the franchise mark for wins in April, having already won 17 games this month. Brandon Webb, who outduels Jake Peavy, becomes just the third hurler in major league history, joining teammate Randy Johnson (2000, 2002) and Dave Stewart (A’s – 1988), to post six victories before the start of May.

2008       Giving up eight runs in three innings in the 10-1 loss to the Reds, Barry Zito, along with Mike Maroth (Tigers – 2003) and Dave Stewart (Rangers – 1984), becomes only the third pitcher in baseball history to lose six games in April. The battered $126 million Giants hurler, who hasn’t missed a start in his eight-year career, will be demoted to the San Francisco bullpen.

2009       Dexter Fowler ties the modern-day rookie mark with five stolen bases in the Rockies’ 12-7 win over the Padres at Coors Field. On June 28, 1999, San Diego freshman shortstop Damian Jackson swiped five bags at Qualcomm Stadium contest to established the mark in a game that also involved Colorado.

2009       West Virginia State’s Bo Darby homers in his first four plate appearances against Salem International, giving him round-trippers in 5 consecutive at-bats over two games, including the home run in his final at-bat two days ago against the University of Charleston. The Yellow Jackets’ sophomore outfielder will go deep twice more in the second game of the twin bill to finish the day with six four-baggers along with 14 RBIs.

2010       With the help of a five-run ninth inning fueled by Ryan Doumit’s grand slam and Ronny Cedeno’s solo shot off Trevor Hoffman, the Pirates snap a 22-game losing streak in Milwaukee with a 7-3 comeback victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. The Brew Crew’s hometown hex over the Bucs was the longest-held by one team over another since the Browns/Orioles lost 27 consecutive contests to the Indians in Cleveland from 1952-54.

2010       David Wright, with an RBI single to right field off Ramon Troncoso in the fifth inning of New York’s 10-5 victory over L.A. at Citi Field, becomes the eighth and quickest player to accumulate 1,000 hits in a Mets uniform. The 27 year-old third baseman, who surpassed Mike Piazza’s mark of 935 games to reach the milestone, accomplishes the feat in his 868th career contest with the club.

2010       The suddenly streaking Mets win their sixth consecutive game with a doubleheader sweep of the Dodgers, 4-0 and 10-5. The victories mark the first time since August 28th, 1971, that the club has taken both ends of a twin bill from L.A.

2012       Yankee right-hander Ivan Nova fails to tie the franchise mark of 16 consecutive wins established last season by Roger Clemens when he doesn’t get a decision in the team’s 7-6 victory over Detroit. The 26 year-old hurler, who moved ahead of Whitey Ford (1961) and Steve Sundra (1938-39) in his last start, gives up six earned runs on 11 hits in his 5.1 innings of work in New York’s walk-off win in the Bronx ballpark.

2012       Mets left fielder Scott Hairston became the tenth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle with his sixth-inning double, plating Rueben Tejada and David Wright.

BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY: Commissioner Kenesaw Landis

As Major League Baseball’s first administrator, Kenesaw Mountain Landis set the stage for what a commissioner should and shouldn’t be. As an acting Federal Judge from 1905-1922, Landis was selected in 1920 to become the first Commissioner of Major League Baseball, serving until his death in 1944. Born in Millville, Ohio, he was named after Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, which was the site of a battle during the American Civil War. In 1905, he was appointed by President Roosevelt to sit on the bench of the Northern District of Illinois. During that time, he presided over several noteworthy cases including the Standard Oil antitrust trial and a series of trials accusing union leaders from the Industrial Workers of the World of espionage.

Following his appointment as head of Major League Baseball, Landis was ultimately responsible for restoring the integrity of the game in the public eye following the 1919 “Black Sox scandal” after eight members of the participating White Sox were all charged with conspiring to fix the outcome of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. After a lengthy investigation in 1920, the members of Chicago’s tainted team were amazingly acquitted the following year despite their own confessions (which were recanted later). “Regardless of the verdict of juries,” the commissioner said in a statement, “no player that throws a ball game, no player that entertains proposals or promises to throw a game, no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing games are discussed, and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever again play professional baseball.” To this day participants in the “Black Sox” conspiracy have been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Despite the controversy that surrounded his twenty-four season term, Kenesaw Mountain Landis was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944.

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Brooklyn4120.67225-716-137-421-146-42 W
Philadelphia4021.6561.023-717-1410-225-95-51 W
New York3428.5487.521-1113-173-822-179-11 L
Boston3229.5259.019-1113-184-718-177-32 L
Toronto2635.42615.016-1510-204-717-216-41 W
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee3723.61720-1017-139-022-115-51 L
Indiana2931.4838.011-1718-146-416-186-43 W
Chicago2635.42611.512-1814-175-416-154-61 W
Cleveland2140.34416.512-169-244-715-202-83 L
Detroit1943.30619.012-167-271-1012-243-71 W
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Atlanta3428.54818-1116-176-320-157-31 L
Miami3230.5162.018-1414-165-618-175-51 L
Charlotte3030.5003.016-1214-187-217-164-62 W
Washington2734.4436.515-1712-172-710-238-21 L
Orlando1843.29515.510-238-204-611-231-96 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah4417.72126-418-135-421-116-42 L
Denver4021.6564.022-1018-118-123-137-32 W
Portland3228.53311.516-1616-124-617-182-85 L
Oklahoma City2041.32824.09-2111-203-811-220-1014 L
Minnesota1844.29026.511-197-255-612-245-52 W
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Phoenix4318.70523-920-96-324-107-31 W
LA Clippers4320.6831.024-819-128-226-118-21 L
LA Lakers3625.5907.017-1319-123-621-144-61 W
Golden State3130.50812.019-1012-204-717-147-32 W
Sacramento2536.41018.014-1711-194-713-193-71 W
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Dallas3327.55016-1417-136-419-185-51 L
Memphis3129.5172.013-1618-134-614-215-51 L
San Antonio3129.5172.013-1918-106-616-207-33 W
New Orleans2734.4436.517-1610-186-415-185-51 W
Houston1546.24618.57-238-235-710-261-94 L

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Boston149.6098 – 86 – 17 – 45 – 32 – 25 – 5W 1
Tampa Bay1112.47834 – 77 – 56 – 62 – 11 – 46 – 4L 2
Toronto1011.47633 – 37 – 87 – 41 – 32 – 45 – 5W 1
Baltimore1012.4553.53 – 87 – 45 – 50 – 04 – 65 – 5W 2
NY Yankees913.4094.54 – 75 – 65 – 113 – 10 – 04 – 6L 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Kansas City147.6678 – 56 – 24 – 36 – 24 – 27 – 3W 5
Chi White Sox129.57126 – 36 – 62 – 24 – 36 – 47 – 3W 4
Cleveland1011.47646 – 54 – 61 – 38 – 60 – 04 – 6W 2
Minnesota714.33373 – 74 – 71 – 32 – 21 – 62 – 8L 3
Detroit716.30484 – 93 – 70 – 03 – 103 – 41 – 9L 5
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland158.6528 – 67 – 23 – 17 – 02 – 59 – 1W 1
Seattle1310.56526 – 57 – 55 – 33 – 32 – 25 – 5L 2
LA Angels1110.52436 – 45 – 62 – 15 – 34 – 64 – 6W 2
Houston1111.5003.55 – 66 – 50 – 00 – 311 – 65 – 5W 1
Texas914.39163 – 76 – 76 – 41 – 52 – 23 – 7L 4
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets98.5296 – 23 – 67 – 40 – 32 – 15 – 5W 1
Philadelphia1111.5000.58 – 43 – 76 – 63 – 12 – 45 – 5W 1
Atlanta1012.4551.55 – 65 – 65 – 83 – 11 – 26 – 4W 1
Miami1012.4551.54 – 76 – 54 – 21 – 33 – 45 – 5W 1
Washington811.42125 – 53 – 62 – 44 – 22 – 55 – 5L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee139.5914 – 69 – 30 – 19 – 63 – 06 – 4L 1
Pittsburgh1111.50024 – 37 – 80 – 05 – 72 – 26 – 4W 2
St. Louis1111.50025 – 56 – 66 – 75 – 40 – 05 – 5L 1
Chi Cubs1012.45538 – 72 – 54 – 36 – 90 – 05 – 5L 3
Cincinnati1012.45537 – 53 – 70 – 05 – 43 – 73 – 7W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers158.6527 – 48 – 43 – 00 – 19 – 54 – 6L 2
San Francisco158.6529 – 26 – 66 – 42 – 16 – 17 – 3W 2
San Diego1311.5422.55 – 88 – 30 – 02 – 58 – 64 – 6W 1
Arizona1111.5003.52 – 39 – 84 – 35 – 12 – 57 – 3W 2
Colorado814.3646.58 – 70 – 73 – 30 – 03 – 115 – 5L 1

NHL STANDINGS

GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Pittsburgh Penguins4932143672916913520-3-212-11-18-1-1
Washington Capitals4831134662817014414-6-217-7-26-4-0
New York Islanders4829145632513611319-3-310-11-25-4-1
Boston Bruins4727146602313611814-6-313-8-36-4-0
New York Rangers4925186562416413113-8-312-10-37-2-1
Philadelphia Flyers4822197511913617110-10-412-9-34-4-2
New Jersey Devils481427735141211704-17-310-10-40-9-1
Buffalo Sabres491329733101211716-16-47-13-34-5-1
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Vegas Golden Knights4734112703316010318-4-216-7-09-1-0
x-Colorado Avalanche4631114663116211218-4-213-7-27-3-0
x-Minnesota Wild4731133653015112317-4-014-9-38-1-1
St. Louis Blues462119648191351439-11-412-8-25-5-0
Arizona Coyotes4921235471813215611-10-310-13-22-8-0
San Jose Sharks481924543141311679-11-210-13-32-7-1
Los Angeles Kings461822642171241379-11-49-11-24-6-0
Anaheim Ducks491428735131061605-17-49-11-33-7-0
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Toronto Maple Leafs4830135652915913014-7-316-6-25-3-2
Edmonton Oilers4628162582815012614-9-014-7-26-3-1
Winnipeg Jets4827183572714913511-10-216-8-15-5-0
Montreal Canadiens4721179512013613610-10-211-7-74-6-0
Calgary Flames4821243452012813912-11-19-13-25-5-0
Vancouver Canucks4219203411611413212-10-27-10-15-4-1
Ottawa Senators4918274401613317110-10-48-17-05-5-0
 
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Carolina Hurricanes4831107692715611816-3-415-7-35-1-4
Florida Panthers5031145673015913717-5-314-9-25-4-1
Tampa Bay Lightning4832142663116012519-6-013-8-26-4-0
Nashville Predators5027212562213713915-9-012-12-26-3-1
Dallas Stars48211512541913912413-6-88-9-47-1-2
Chicago Blackhawks4822215492013515112-9-210-12-35-5-0
Detroit Red Wings5017258421611515811-10-56-15-34-3-3
Columbus Blue Jackets5015251040131211708-8-77-17-31-7-2

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
CF Montreal21106421-0-00-1-04
Atlanta21103121-0-00-1-04
New England21103211-0-00-1-04
New York City FC21016241-0-00-0-13
Inter Miami CF21014400-0-11-0-03
D.C.21012201-0-00-0-13
Nashville SC20204400-2-00-0-02
Orlando City SC20201100-1-00-1-02
Columbus10100000-1-00-0-01
Philadelphia201112-10-0-10-1-01
Toronto FC201146-20-1-00-0-11
Chicago201135-20-1-00-0-11
FC Cincinnati201127-50-0-00-1-11
New York200235-20-0-10-0-10
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Los Angeles22006421-0-01-0-06
Seattle21105141-0-00-1-04
Los Angeles FC21103121-1-00-0-04
Sporting KC21103210-1-01-0-04
Vancouver21103211-0-00-1-04
San Jose21014311-0-00-0-13
Real Salt Lake11002110-0-01-0-03
Austin21013300-0-01-0-13
Houston21013301-0-00-0-13
Portland21012201-0-00-0-13
Colorado201113-20-0-10-1-01
FC Dallas201113-20-1-00-0-11
Minnesota200216-50-0-10-0-10