INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL=NCC/AREA
Harrison 4 Frankfort 2
Shenandoah 9 Anderson 7
Oldenburg Academy 5 Centerville 4…OLDENBURG scored a run in the bottom of the seventh for the win. BULLDOGS: Devontae Pamplin 2-4…Collin Clark 1-3 RBI….Keegan Schlotterbeck 2-4 RBI…Logan Drook 1-3
Northeastern 8 Randolph Southern 5…KNIGHTS: Kendrick Villenueva 1-3 2RBI…Treydon York 1-3 2RBI….Justice Hollingsworth 2-4….Payton Lumpkin 2-2 RBI….Colten Coyle RBI….Landen Sum 1-2 RBI…
Wapahani 10 Winchester 0….GOLDEN FALCONS: Kollin Orr 2-3
Knightstown 4 North Decatur 3…PANTHERS scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game. Brayden McDaniel 2-4…Jayce Wilkerson RBI…PITCHING: Carson Smith 6IP 3H 2R 2ER 8K
Franklin County 5 Lawrenceburg 4
Blackford 14 Blue River 4
Cathedral 12 New Castle 1
Lebanon 7 Greenfield 6
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL=NCC/AREA
Harrison 16 West Lafayette 1
Kokomo 13 Marion 1
Hamilton SE 10 Anderson 0
Liberty Christian 20 Muncie Central 5
Shenandoah 13 Centerville 2
South Adams 10 Winchester 2
Knightstown 8 Hagerstown 7
East Central 12 Connersville 0
New Castle 7 Jay County 4
Franklin County 10 Lawrenceburg 0
INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS
Northeastern 5 Knightstown 0
(Northeastern release) Lady Knights had a sweep of Knightstown tonight winning 5-0! Winning tonight for the knights #1 #2 and #3 singles: Anna Drake, Cadence Wright and Alexia Hill. #1 doubles Hannah Coyle/ Kennedy Seals and #2 doubles Chloe Cook/Claire Coddington! Tonight we celebrated senior Hannah Coyle this being her last career home match befor the TEC and sectional tourneys! The lady Knights travel next to play Seton Catholic on Wednesday and Centerville on Thursday.
INDIANA BOYS GOLF
Winchester 195 Centerville 216…medalist Winchester, Paul Welch 47
INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS
Centerville 3 Union City 2…CENTERVILLE RELEASE: The girls tennis team rose to 6-0 in the TEC with a 3-2 win over Union City tonight while missing injured senior Bailey Miller. This extends their TEC win streak to 82. Winning for the Bulldogs were 1 singles Gracie Helms, 3 singles Gabby Duke and 2 Doubles Emma Cooper & Ashtyn Allen. Gracie and Gabby remain undefeated in the TEC ! The JV team won 2-1. Winning for the JV were Avery Walther & Abby Calderon. The Bulldogs host Lincoln tonight.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS
1)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 19-2 (150)
2)CARMEL H.S. 18-1 (142)
3)CENTER GROVE H.S. 18-2 (134)
4)WESTFIELD H.S. 13-3 (98)
5)MCCUTCHEON H.S. 16-2 (76)
6)NEW ALBANY H.S. 16-4 (58)
7)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 16-4 (54)
8)HOMESTEAD H.S. 17-4 (52)
9)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 18-3 (48)
10)CASTLE H.S. 14-4 (32)
Andrean H.S., Bedford N.L. H.S., Floyd Central H.S., Indpls Cathedral H.S., Jasper H.S.
1)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 17-2 (176)
2)LEO H.S. 17-2 (142)
3)LEBANON H.S. 13-2 (138)
4)WESTERN H.S. 14-5 (130)
5)SILVER CREEK H.S. 12-5 (78)
6)WEST VIGO H.S. 13-5 (68)
7)PERU H.S. 13-3 (50)
8)BATESVILLE H.S. 13-4 (44)
9)HAMILTON HEIGHTS H.S. 1-1 (42)
10)F.W. DWENGER H.S. 17-4 (30)
Brebeuf H.S., Crawfordsville H.S., Danville H.S., Evans. Memorial H.S., Glenn H.S. (John Glenn), Greencastle H.S., Madison H.S., Oak Hill H.S., Southridge H.S.
1)CASCADE H.S. 19-1 (144)
2)WAPAHANI H.S. 17-1 (142)
3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 17-4 (118)
4)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 17-3 (108)
5)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 15-6 (76)
6)CENTERVILLE H.S. 15-2 (74)
7)CARROLL(FLORA) H.S. 16-2 (64)
8)CLINTON PRAIRIE H.S. 11-5 (22)
9)MUNCIE BURRIS H.S. 0-2 (20)
9)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (HANOVER) 13-5 (20)
Delphi H.S., Eastside H.S., Evans. Mater Dei H.S., Madison Grant H.S., Park Tudor H.S., Perry Central H.S., Seeger H.S., South Adams H.S., Speedway H.S.
1)SOUTHWOOD H.S. 13-2 (138)
2)SHAKAMAK H.S. 10-4 (126)
3)OLDENBURG ACADEMY 9-6 (94)
4)NORTH DAVIESS H.S. 12-5 (88)
5)SOUTHWESTERN H.S.(SHELBYVILLE) 13-4 (76)
6)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 10-5 (66)
7)ROSSVILLE H.S. 13-6 (64)
8)FREMONT H.S. 11-5 (46)
9)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 11-6 (40)
10)HAUSER H.S. 11-7 (38)
Barr-Reeve H.S., Bloomfield H.S., Borden H.S., Clinton Central H.S., Riverton Parke H.S., Tecumseh H.S., Wes-Del H.S.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL POLLS
|4A||New Palestine High School||150|
|4A||Mooresville HIgh School||131|
|4A||Lake Central High School||130|
|4A||Roncalli High School||117|
|4A||Crown Point High School||103|
|4A||Bedford North Lawrence High School||85|
|4A||Shelbyville High School||72|
|4A||Center Grove High School||69|
|4A||Franklin Central High School||65|
|4A||Jasper High School||47|
|4A||Decatur Central High School||47|
|4A||Noblesville High School||35|
|4A||Munster High School||35|
|4A||Pendleton Heights High School||22|
|4A||Columbus North High School||16|
|4A||Brownsburg High School||12|
|4A||Mt. Vernon (Fortville) High School||11|
|4A||Leo High School||9|
|4A||Castle High School||8|
|4A||Franklin Community High School||8|
|4A||Gibson Southern High School||7|
|4A||Northridge High School||7|
|4A||Seymour High School||6|
|4A||Penn High School||5|
|4A||Floyd Central High School||2|
|4A||Carmel High School||1|
|3A||Yorktown High School||37|
|3A||Guerin Catholic High School||34|
|3A||Edgewood High School||33|
|3A||Benton Central High School||31|
|3A||Northwestern High School||30|
|3A||Danville Community High School||30|
|3A||Tri-West Hendricks High School||23|
|3A||South Bend St. Joseph’s High School||21|
|3A||Northview High School||16|
|3A||Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School||13|
|3A||Norwell High School||13|
|3A||Indianapolis Cathedral High School||11|
|3A||West Noble High School||11|
|3A||Beech Grove High School||11|
|3A||Kankakee Valley High School||9|
|3A||Hanover Central High School||7|
|3A||Corydon Central High School||6|
|3A||Bellmont High School||6|
|3A||Scottsburg High School||4|
|3A||Silver Creek High School||3|
|3A||South Bend Clay High School||2|
|3A||Connersville High School||1|
|2A||Tecumseh High School||74|
|2A||Pioneer High School||65|
|2A||Union County High School||63|
|2A||Eastern (Greentown) High School||53|
|2A||North Posey High School||45|
|2A||Eastern Hancock High School||42|
|2A||Boone Grove High School||35|
|2A||Alexandria Monroe High School||30|
|2A||Fairfield High School||26|
|2A||South Vermillion High School||24|
|2A||Evansville Mater Dei High School||20|
|2A||Elwood Community High School||15|
|2A||Winamac Community High School||14|
|2A||Delphi Community High School||14|
|2A||Speedway High School||12|
|2A||Andrean High School||9|
|2A||Frankton High School||8|
|2A||Lewis Cass High School||7|
|2A||Southmont High School||6|
|2A||Adams Central High School||5|
|2A||Sullivan High School||5|
|2A||Whitko High School||5|
|2A||Western Boone High School||3|
|2A||Switzerland County High School||3|
|2A||Seeger High School||2|
|2A||Tipton High School||2|
|2A||Indianapolis Scecina Memorial High School||1|
|1A||Caston High School||37|
|1A||Loogootee High School||29|
|1A||South Central (Union Mills) High School||24|
|1A||North Miami High School||23|
|1A||Lanesville High School||22|
|1A||Tri High School||17|
|1A||North Daviess High School||15|
|1A||West Central High School||13|
|1A||Clay City High School||12|
|1A||Indianapolis Lutheran High School||9|
|1A||Barr-Reeve High School||8|
|1A||Cowan High School||7|
|1A||Borden High School||6|
|1A||Northfield High School||4|
|1A||Northeast Dubois High School||3|
INDIANA TRACK POLLS
|11||Harrison West Lafayette|
|19||North Central (Indianapolis)|
- Center Grove
- Lawrence Central
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Warren Central
- North Central (Indianapolis)
- Bloomington North
- Columbus North
- Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis)
- Cathedral (Indianapolis)
- New Albany
- Carroll (Fort Wayne)
- Huntington North
- East Central
Other receiving votes: Floyd Central, Bloomington South, Terre Haute South, Lafayette Harrison, Park Tudor, Charlestown, Westfield
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
|DESMOND BANE 6PTS 3REB 5ASST|
COLLEGE BASEBALL POLLS
No. 23 Gonzaga; No. 24 Oklahoma State.
Gonzaga 48; Oregon State 41; Liberty 41; UC Santa Barbara 35; Oklahoma State 35; Fairfield 34; Georgia Tech 29; Miami 23; Dallas Baptist 15; Michigan 11; Louisiana State 10; USC Upstate 9; Georgia 9; Wright State 8; Northeastern 8; Nebraska 5; Indiana State 5; Arizona State 5; Baylor 2; Virginia Tech 1; VCU 1.
COLLEGE SOFTBALL POLLS
New to Poll: None
Dropped Out: No. 23 Wichita State
Receiving Votes: No. 23 Wichita State (43), Fresno State (24), Liberty (15), Notre Dame (12), Texas State (12), Ole Miss (8), Miami University (5), USF (5), Auburn (4), BYU (2), Cal State Fullerton (1).
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: No. 2 Indiana Beats No. 6 Seton Hall 2-0 in NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
CARY, N.C. – The No. 2-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team (11-1-2) defeated No. 6 Seton Hall (10-2-4) by a score of 2-0 in the 2020 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals at WakeMed Field on Monday evening.
• Sophomore Maouloune Goumballe broke into the box in the 24th minute but his cut-back pass couldn’t find any IU attackers.
• Sophomore forward Victor Bezerra took a clever pass from redshirt sophomore Ryan Wittenbrink onto his right foot and earned a free kick after being brought down right outside the box in the 28th minute.
• Wittenbrink tried to pick out Goumballe in the box but he couldn’t get his head to the cross in the middle of the first half.
• With the clock stopped in the 42nd minute, there was a lengthy (40 minutes) weather delay due to lightning and rain.
• Right after the delay, Wittenbrink tallied his first goal of the NCAA Tournament with a right-footed finish into the bottom corner of the net to give IU a 1-0 lead in the 44th minute.
• Sophomore goalie Roman Celentano was tested for the first time in the second half in the 53rd minute but he was calm to make the save on his line.
• IU took a 2-0 lead in the 58th minute when Goumballe played a ball across the front of goal for senior forward Thomas Warr to tap into the back of the net.
• IU held off a flurry of Seton Hall chances over the final 30 minutes to preserve the victory and the clean sheet.
• IU has now made the College Cup for the fourth time under head coach Todd Yeagley and the third time in the past four years. Overall, IU has made 21 College Cups in the program’s history.
• Monday evening’s victory means IU leads the series record 3-0-0 all-time against Seton Hall.
• This was Celentano’s ninth clean sheet of the season.
• Five different players have scored IU’s five goals so far in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
GOALS: Ryan Wittenbrink, Thomas Warr
ASSISTS: Maouloune Goumballe
With the win, Indiana advances to the 2020 NCAA College Cup against No. 3 Pittsburgh in the national semifinal. The match will be contested at 8:30 p.m. ET on May 14 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The match will be broadcasted on ESPNU.
AP source: Colts sign Fisher to fill need at left tackle
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When the Indianapolis Colts didn’t select a left tackle in the NFL draft, they started shopping for veterans.
On Monday, they may have found a solution.
The Colts filled their most glaring need by signing free agent Eric Fisher, according to two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations. They requested anonymity because the Colts have not officially announced the move. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
If the two-time Pro Bowler returns quickly from the torn left Achilles tendon he suffered in January, he could be the perfect blindside protector as new quarterback Carson Wentz tries to revive his career. Wentz was sacked a league-high 50 times last season despite playing only 12 games.
Indy had been looking to replace longtime starter Anthony Castonzo, who announced his retirement in January.
Most expected general manager Chris Ballard to add an offensive lineman early in free agency or the draft. While he did sign two free agents with starting experience – Sam Tevi and Julien Davenport – in March, Ballard was looking for another on draft weekend.
But after taking defensive linemen with their first two picks, the Colts missed out on some of the options who were selected in Rounds 4 and 5 before the Colts could pick.
“We’re not in a panic mode and we believe if we were playing a couple weeks from now we would have an outstanding offensive line with Tevi,” team owner Jim Irsay said during the draft. “Again, September is still a long way away. There are a lot of possibilities and things that could come up between now and then and we’ll look at all the possibilities between now and then.”
Ballard started mapping out Plan B last week. He brought in the longtime anchor of the Chiefs offensive line, someone he already knew from their five seasons together in Kansas City.
There’s little doubt Fisher fits nicely next to three-time All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson on a line that returns four starters for the third consecutive season.
The uncertainty is whether Fisher will be ready by opening day.
Kansas City released Fisher in March even though general manager Brett Veach told reporters he expected Fisher would be back by mid-August. If he returns that soon, the 6-foot-7, 315-pound Fisher would likely be the starter.
Kansas City took Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft. He played right tackle as a rookie before the Chiefs moved him back to the left side in 2014. Fisher has started 113 of 117 games over the past eight seasons.
And his impact was never more apparent when the injury kept him out of the Super Bowl. Without Fisher, Chiefs quarterback Partick Mahomes was under constant duress and the Chiefs usually dynamic offense sputtered in a 31-9 loss to Tampa Bay.
Ballard is hoping a healthy Fisher will help Wentz stay upright, too.
“Any time you have a player like Anthony Castonzo retire, it’s a need,” Ballard said last week. “We signed some guys we think are pretty good football players. How many true left tackles were in the draft? I don’t have that number with me. But if you’re going to draft a guy that high and you’re drafting him to play left tackle, you want to do it knowing he’ll play that (position) his whole career.”
Report: Tebow-Meyer reunion on verge of becoming official
(AP) — Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL.
The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL Network reported Monday.
The league-owned network said the deal “could be official in the next week or so.”
The 33-year-old Tebow would be returning to the NFL after four years (2016-19) in the New York Mets’ organization and he’d be playing for Meyer for the first time since his senior year in 2009.
This reunion would come with a twist, though.
Tebow would be joining the Jaguars as a tight end. He switched positions after retiring from baseball in February. He worked out for Jacksonville a week later.
Meyer and general manager Trent Baalke are seemingly waiting until after this weekend’s rookie minicamp to get the deal done.
Tebow, who grew up in Jacksonville, could fill a huge hole with his hometown team. The Jaguars decided not to pick up a team option in veteran Tyler Eifert’s contract and traded oft-injured 2019 draft pick Josh Oliver to Baltimore. They signed run-blocking specialist Chris Manhertz in free agency, brought back James O’Shaughnessy and drafted Ohio State’s Luke Farrell in the fifth round.
Those were considered minor moves after Meyer vowed to completely revamp the position group. Tebow, at the very least, would provide a splash.
“That will be interesting to see how that contributes to us on offense,” Jaguars co-owner Tony Khan said recently. “Obviously Urban knows Tim really well, and Tim’s got a great history of winning. Urban really believes he can help us, and I think it makes a lot of sense. And it’s a position where we need to get better.”
But how much can a guy on the wrong side of 30 who’s never played the position bring to the team? Tebow’s value could mean as much off the field as on it.
Meyer has said repeatedly that signing players who already know his methodology would be helpful in Year 1. Tebow would become the sixth guy on Jacksonville’s roster who previously played for Meyer, joining Farrell, running back Carlos Hyde, guard Andrew Norwell, defensive end Lerentee McCray and defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton.
Tebow played quarterback for Meyer between 2006 and 2009, helping the Gators win two national championships while becoming one of the most recognizable – and polarizing – athletes in college sports.
He was a first-round draft pick by Denver in 2010, but his long windup led to a short NFL career. He spent time with the Broncos, the New York Jets, New England and Philadelphia. His last NFL game came with the Jets in 2012.
They cut him in April 2013, three months after then-Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell famously said he wouldn’t sign Tebow “even if he’s released.”
Tebow has received rock-star media coverage at every NFL stop and might get as much attention in Jacksonville as franchise quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the top pick in the 2021 draft.
Tebow won a playoff game with Denver in 2012, but never developed into a consistent NFL starter. He declined several suggested moves to tight end – he even asked Meyer for guidance – and then ended up switching sports and joining the Mets.
Naquin, Barnhart lead Reds to 14-1 rout of Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.
Naquin’s three-run shot bounced off the right-field foul pole and made it 11-1 in the seventh. He also doubled home a run in the fourth.
“It’s been a lot of fun to be able to come over here and do my thing,” Naquin said.
The outfielder has been an unexpected bright spot for the Reds after being signed to a minor league contract in the offseason. A first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians, he’s hitting .278 with eight homers in 28 games.
“It’s fun to see a talented player get an opportunity and then do what he’s doing with it,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He had a great night, but he’s been swinging the bat consistently well all year. He’s a really good all-around player. He’s a good defensive player. He runs well. He does a lot of things to help us win.”
Barnhart’s double to left-center was the big blow in the fourth as the Reds snapped a 1-all tie. Nick Senzel capped the inning with a two-run single.
After abandoning switch-hitting this season to bat strictly from the left side, Barnhart has a .307 average.
“It’s really taken a load off me because it’s easier to maintain one swing than two,” he said.
Eugenio Suarez broke an 0-for-15 slump with a solo homer for Cincinnati in the second. Nick Castellanos capped the scoring in the eighth with a two-run double.
Tyler Mahle (2-1) allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings for the win. He gave up four hits, walked four and struck out seven as Cincinnati (16-16) won for the third time in four games to reach .500.
“I think the key that set the tone for us was Tyer Mahle,” Bell said. “I thought he got better as he went, actually.”
Mahle left his previous three starts with a lead but the bullpen blew saves each time.
Mitch Keller (2-4) was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. He had two walks and two strikeouts after pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings to win at San Diego in his previous outing. Keller’s ERA is 7.81 after seven starts.
Mets to put deGrom on injured list with right side tightness
NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom will be placed on the injured list by the New York Mets with tightness in his right side, a move that will keep the ace from taking the mound until May 20 at the earliest.
The Mets said an MRI on Sunday night was “clean of any issues.” The team said it will place deGrom on the injured list before Tuesday’s series opener against Baltimore, a move that will be retroactive to Monday.
A 32-year-old right-hander, deGrom is 3-2 with a a major league-best 0.68 ERA and 65 strikeouts, two behind Trevor Bauer of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL lead. DeGrom has seven walks in 40 innings over six starts.
He pulled himself from Sunday’s outing against Arizona, his first appearance after skipping a start due to discomfort in his right latissimus dorsi, a back muscle that connects the upper arm to the spine and the hip.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner threw 68 pitches over five innings against Arizona, allowing one run, but he called for trainer Brian Chicklo when he felt tightness trying to get loose before the sixth. He left with Chicklo and went straight to the clubhouse.
DeGrom struck out six and allowed one hit. He was perfect through four innings before struggling in the fifth, when he allowed a run and walked three in an inning for just the second time in his big league career, the first since May 13, 2018, at Philadelphia. He left one inning in that game, his return from the injured list.
DeGrom is baseball’s hardest-throwing starting pitcher, with 79 pitches of 100 mph or higher since the start of the 2020 season, according to MLB Statcast. Miami’s Sixto Sanchez in second with 13.
Of those, deGrom reached 100 mph 42 times in the first inning alone. Sanchez is second with eight.
New York said it will announce a corresponding roster move on Tuesday.
Pacers beat Cavaliers 111-102, move into ninth place in East
CLEVELAND (AP) Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
Kelan Martin scored a career-high 25 points and Caris LeVert had 20 points and 10 assists for the Pacers, who moved one-half game ahead of Washington into ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards were beaten 125-124 in Atlanta.
“Every game matters and we just saw that the Wizards lost, but it all depends on us,” Sabonis said. “We want to get as high as we can in the play-in round. The most important thing is continuing to distribute the ball because it makes everybody happy.”
Indiana reduced its magic number for clinching a play-in berth to two with four games remaining. Chicago is 11th — one spot outside of the play-in tourney — and the Pacers are now within a game of eighth-place Charlotte.
“We weathered the storm all night and Kelan carried us down the stretch,” LeVert said. “I’m really enjoying building chemistry with these guys and Domas is probably the best passing big man I’ve played with. He’s a special talent.”
Collin Sexton scored 25 points for the Cavaliers in their 11th straight loss, matching the eighth-longest skid in team history. Rookie Isaac Okoro had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Dean Wade had 19 points and 12 rebounds in their first career double-doubles.
Cleveland dressed nine players with nine others out with injuries, including starters Kevin Love (right calf strain) and Darius Garland (left ankle sprain). Love played 27 minutes Sunday against Dallas and was given the evening off to rest his leg.
“We fought like hell and I’m appreciative of their effort,” Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We had a number of guys carry the load for us like Bull (Sexton), D-Wade and Isaac the whole time. It was all heart and all strength.”
A Sabonis layup put Indiana in front for good at 93-91 with 6:09 left, beginning a 9-1 run that gave it an eight-point lead. The Cavaliers, who were ahead by double-digits in the first half, never got closer than five in the final four minutes.
Justin Holiday scored 11 points and T.J. McConnell had 10 points and seven assists as Indiana’s bench outscored Cleveland’s 47-17. Sabonis added four blocked shots and two steals, falling one assist shy of his ninth triple-double of the season.
Celtics’ Jaylen Brown out for season with wrist injury
BOSTON (AP) Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist.
The team said in a statement Monday that Brown learned of the injury to his scapholunate ligament this past weekend and is expected to have surgery later this week.
Brown has missed the Celtics’ past three games with a sprained right ankle, which he sustained during a collision with Jayson Tatum late in a 129-119 loss to Portland on May 2. Boston (35-33) has lost two of three since then and entered Monday seventh in the Eastern Conference with four games left.
His injury is the latest blow to a team that was hoping to challenge for the conference title a season after losing to Miami in the conference finals.
Boston has struggled to find consistency as several key players have either been injured or spent extended time in the league’s health and safety protocols.
Brown’s absence will make it difficult for Boston to avoid the play-in round of the postseason.
He appeared to injure the wrist during Boston’s 119-115 loss to Oklahoma City on April 27, but said afterward he was “fine.” It was one of the best games of the season for Brown, who finished with 39 points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
Brown logged 113 minutes over the Celtics’ next three games, averaging 24 points.
He is averaging 24.7 points, six rebounds and 3.4 assists in 58 games this season. The points and assists are career highs.
Celtics second-year guard Romeo Langford tore the same ligament prior to training camp in September. He was sidelined for six months, missed Boston’s first 49 games and didn’t make his season debut until last month.
Johnson withdraws from Nelson with knee discomfort
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) Dustin Johnson withdrew Monday from the AT&T Byron Nelson because of discomfort in his knee, one week before the second major of the year, the PGA Championship.
Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage after the 2019 season, keeping him out for three months until the Presidents Cup.
He said in a statement that “the knee discomfort I occasionally experience has returned,” and after consulting with his team and trainers thought it best to not play this week and stay home to focus on rehabilitation.
“I am not pleased about this situation, as I was really looking forward to playing this week,” Johnson said.
The PGA Championship is next week at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, his home state.
Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world for the last nine months, has gone six consecutive tournaments without a top-10 finish, his longest such stretch since an eight-tournament drought in 2019 leading up to surgery.
His lone victory this year was the Saudi International.
Debate over surgery has Eichel questioning future in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The frustration over yet another losing season, combined with what Sabres captain Jack Eichel called “a disconnect” with his team over how to treat a herniated disk led to him questioning his future in Buffalo on Monday.
“I think the most important thing is just trying to get healthy and figure out a way to be available to play hockey next year, wherever that might be,” Eichel said, speaking publicly for the first time since he was hurt in early March.
The face of the franchise had difficulty hiding his disappointment toward the Sabres in speaking to reporters during a 25-minute video call that follows the completion of another miserable season for Buffalo. His comments add a new layer of uncertainty to a team that finished last in the overall standings for the fourth time in seven years, extended its playoff drought to an NHL-record matching 10th season and is in the midst of yet another coaching search.
“I think I’ve got a lot of thinking to do this offseason. There’s a lot that I’ll have to consider,” said Eichel, who declined on numerous occasions to say whether he has requested a trade.
“For now, obviously, I’m here, I’m the captain of this hockey team,” he added. “My goal is to be available and to try to help the guys in the room and help this organization win hockey games. And I’ll continue to do that as long as I’m here.”
Asked whether he still considered himself part of the solution in Buffalo, Eichel responded by calling it “a loaded question” before revealing an ongoing debate he and the team have been having over whether to have surgery.
“I would be lying to say that things have moved smoothly since my injury,” he said. “There’s been a disconnect, I think, from the organization and myself. It’s been tough at times.”
Eichel favors having surgery while noting he’s contractually required to follow the team’s recommendations regarding treatment.
“They definitely hold a lot of cards on what I can and can’t do,” Eichel said. “There’s been some tough conversations, but I’ve got to do what’s best for me.”
Westbrook breaks Robertson’s record as Wizards fall to Hawks
ATLANTA (AP) Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old NBA record for triple-doubles and missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the Washington Wizards lost 125-124 to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Westbrook completed his 182nd triple-double when he pulled down a rebound with 8:29 remaining, completing his season-long march toward a record that had stood since 1974 and was long considered untouchable. The nine-time All-Star and 2016-17 MVP finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists as he carried the load for a Wizards team missing Bradley Beal, the league’s No. 2 scorer.
“Honestly it never really bothered me one way or another,” Westbrook said. “I’m very confident in the things I do for this game. I take a lot of pride in going out and preparing myself to be one of the most consistent guys in this league. It’s a tough thing to be able to do, and I want to give that comfort to my coaches, to my organization, so that when they call my number they know what they’re going to get.”
Trae Young scored 36 points and John Collins added 28 for the Hawks, who moved within a half-game of the fourth-place New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference. Washington is 10th in the East, which would give the Wizards the final spot in the league’s new postseason play-in tournament.
Beal has a strained left hamstring and the Wizards said earlier Monday he would also miss the team’s next game, a rematch at Atlanta on Wednesday. He’ll be re-evaluated ahead of Friday’s game against Cleveland.
Washington called a timeout with 39.7 seconds remaining after Collins’ free throws put Atlanta up 125-122. Westbrook followed by hitting a runner and the Hawks called timeout with 18.2 seconds left.
Westbrook protested briefly that he was fouled on the play, but he got a clean look at a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left. His shot bounced off the rim, and Westbrook pounded the ball hard against the floor when the game ended.
“We talk about Oscar Robertson and a lot of us are not old enough to know how the Big O played, but you’re seeing that in Westbrook,” interim Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. “His ability to really just dominate a game, score, assist and rebound from that guard position, this is what the Big O was doing a long time ago. To see it at this day and time is incredible.”
Spurs’ record-setting 1st half ends Bucks’ streak, 146-125
SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs used the agony of their most humiliating defeat this season as motivation for an uplifting victory, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and the Spurs set a franchise record for points in the first half while rolling to a 146-125 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.
Milwaukee had a five-game winning streak snapped and dropped a game behind idle Brooklyn for second place in the Eastern Conference.
The victory came 10 days after the Spurs blew a 32-point lead at Boston and lost 143-140 in overtime.
“I wouldn’t say (that loss to Boston) came up by name,” San Antonio guard Lonnie Walker IV said, “but as far as teammates and players looking at each other and knowing there is a whole another 24 minutes, we just knew what time it was.”
The Spurs’ magic number to clinch a berth in the play-in tournament dropped to one with their victory and New Orleans’ 115-110 loss at Memphis.
“It was a good night against a hell of a team, a championship-caliber team, well-coached,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “We have to be just thrilled with it, but not too satisfied. We are still in a big battle.”
San Antonio set a season high for points and a team best with 87 points in the first half, the second-most the club has scored in any half. The Spurs tied their mark for any half with 12 3-pointers in the first and finished 17 for 29 from long range.
Dejounte Murray added 21 points, Keldon Johnson and Patty Mills each had 20 and Rudy Gay scored 19 for San Antonio. Mills and Gay combined to shoot 9 for 15 on 3s.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting. Khris Middleton added 23 points and Jrue Holiday had 20.
San Antonio had lost six of seven entering Monday but got off to an historic start against Milwaukee.
The Spurs scored a season-high 45 points in the first quarter, the fourth-largest total in franchise history, and followed it with the most points in team history during the first half.
Stephen Curry’s late 3 lifts Warriors past Jazz 119-116
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Stephen Curry needed every bit from his supporting cast for the Golden State Warriors to secure a play-in berth, then found his shooting touch right when it mattered most.
Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after missing from deep, and finished with 36 points to lead the Warriors past the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night to keep hold of the eighth seed in the playoff race.
“It’s huge when we can get a number of players to score, because Steph draws so much attention guys are going to be open,” coach Steve Kerr said, praising the balance. “… That’s what we need. We can’t expect Steph to carry us every night offensively.”
Jordan Poole’s Curry-like 52-footer at the third-quarter buzzer went to replay review and stood, giving Golden State an 89-75 lead and serious momentum going into the final 12 minutes before Utah’s furious comeback effort in the closing minutes.
“We’ve been trying to get JP to shoot that shot all year,” Kent Bazemore said.
Curry, coming off a 49-point performance with 11 3-pointers in 29 minutes in Saturday’s 136-97 thumping of the Thunder, wasn’t nearly as sharp – but everybody else did plenty to take the pressure off.
“I thought the half-court defense did a really good job containing Steph and these guys,” said Utah’s Rudy Gobert, who grabbed 16 rebounds. “It comes down to the details. I think it was a good test for us. We came up short. We might see them again.”
Curry went just 1 of 5 from deep in the first half then wound up 11 of 25 from the floor overall and 3 for 13 on 3s.
“The difference is tonight Steph had three guys on him all night,” Kerr said.
Jordan Clarkson scored 41 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 27 for a Utah team still missing injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
Canadiens clinch playoff spot, lose 4-3 in OT to Oilers
MONTREAL (AP) Connor McDavid scored 2:42 into overtime for his league-leading 102nd point of the season and the Edmonton Oilers beat Montreal 4-3 in overtime Monday night as the Canadiens clinched the last playoff spot in the North Division.
Dominik Kahu, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and James Neal also scored for the Oilers, who won their sixth straight on the road. Leon Draisaitl had two assists and Mikko Koskinen had 25 saves.
McDavid, who also had an assist, now has a league-leading 102 points on the season. With two Montreal players caught deep in the offensive zone in overtime, Draisaitl found an in-flight McDavid on the opposite wing.
“If it’s kind of a quick turnover like that was and you’ve got a couple guys trapped, he’s obviously thinking what I’m thinking,” McDavid said.
Jake Evans, Paul Byron and Artturi Lehkonen scored for the Canadiens, who lost their fourth straight (0-3-1). Montreal, which has one game left, moved nine points ahead of fifth-place Calgary, which has four remaining. Jake Allen finished with 31 saves.
“Tonight was an enormous game,” Byron said. “We knew what was at stake.”
The Oilers and Canadiens finish their season series Wednesday at Montreal.
McDavid, who reached the 100-point mark on Saturday, had an assist on Kahun’s goal. McDavid blew past Tomas Tatar before finding Kahun at the side of the net for the tap-in to put Edmonton up 3-2 at 9:26 of the second period.
Lehkonen beat Koskinen early in the third period but the goal was waived off after a review determined the Canadiens were offside. The Montreal forward made no mistake at 13:04 when he wired it in from a tight angle to tie the score.
“We had a tall task tonight,” Byron said. “It was great to see everybody just pushing so hard in the third period to try to get (the equalizer). It was a great team effort.”
HCAC BASEBALL NOTEBOOK
Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Danny Dopp (South Haven, Mich.) Earlham College | Designated Hitter | Graduate Student – Dopp became Earlham’s all-time hits leader in a 6-for-18 (.333) effort at the plate over four games for the Quakers, who went 3-1 and secured a home series for the opening round of the 2021 HCAC Tournament. Danny went 4-for-9 with one run and four RBI in the Quakers’ doubleheader sweep over Defiance on Friday night at Sadler Stadium, including two doubles and a home run. In Saturday’s doubleheader at Manchester, Danny went 2-for-9 with one run and one RBI, and his single in the top of the third of game two was his 193rd career hit – eclipsing the previous Earlham record of 192 hits set by Nate Lynch (2014-17). For the week, Dopp had a .400 on base percentage and a .611 slugging percentage.
Pitcher of the Week:
Nick McClanahan (Ryle, Ky.) Franklin College | Junior | Pitcher – McClanahan turned in a dominant performance on Saturday against Hanover, tossing a career-high eight innings allowing one run on five hits with a career-best 14 strikeouts in a 9-1 Franklin win over the Panthers. He tied for the second-most strikeouts in a game by a Franklin pitcher, one off the single game program record.
- Branton Sanderson (Whiteland, Ind.) Anderson University | First Base | Graduate Student – Sanders went 5-for-6 at the plate with two doubles and a homer during Saturday’s doubleheader with Transylvania. He reached base in 9-of-10 plate appearances as he was walked twice and hit by a pitch twice. On the week, Sanders posted an .833 batting average, a .900 on-base percentage and a 1.667 slugging percentage.
- Jose Olivo (Knightstown, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Sophomore – Olivo threw six innings and allowed one run. He struck out two batters, issued one walk and gave up five hits.
- Garrett O’Reilly (Galena, Ohio) Bluffton University | First base | Senior – O’Reilly went 3-of-8 (.375 batting average) with a homer and two doubles as Bluffton split a pair of home games with Manchester. He scored a run and drove in one.
- Joey Gerbus (Liberty Township, Ohio) Earlham College | Pitcher | Senior – In his only appearance of the week, Joey Gerbus logged a complete game victory over Defiance College on Saturday at Sadler Stadium in an 11-1 Earlham victory over the Yellow Jackets. Gerbus scattered three hits and allowed one walk while fanning 10 Defiance batters out of 30 batters faced in the eight-inning game that was cut short under the 10-run rule.
- Jacob Heuchan (Franklin, Ind.) Franklin College | Outfield | Senior – Heuchan batted .400 with three home runs, nine RBI and five runs scored for Franklin as they closed out the regular season with a 4-1 week. He clubbed his first three career home runs across the weekend’s three games against Hanover, driving in all nine runs as Franklin took 2-of-3 from the Panthers.
- Eric Roudebush (New Palestine, Ind.) Hanover College | Outfield | First Year – Roudebush posted a strong week as he went 5-for-9 at the dish with a double. He posted a .667 slugging percentage.
- Marcus Goodpaster (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | First Year – Goodpaster picked up the Panther’s lone win last week as he entered the contest in relief. The first year was effective on the mound as he threw 1.2 innings allowing one run with three strikeouts.
- Carter Hooks (Rochester, Ind.) Manchester University | Pitcher | Junior – Hooks tossed a gem at Bluffton on Friday. Hooks threw a complete game and limited the Beavers to just two runs – only one was earned- in a 5-2 win for the Spartans. Hooks scattered four hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters as he improved to 4-3 on the year. Hooks leads Manchester in Ks (73) and innings pitched (61.0).
- Ryan Murray (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outfield | Junior – Murray had a solid week for the Lions at the plate. He went 7-for-16 at the plate scoring five runs, hitting a pair of homeruns and walking twice.
- Nathan Renner (Pleasant Praire, Wis.) Mount St. Joseph University | Pitcher | Senior – Renner was magnificent for the Lions against one of the top offenses in the league in Rose-Hulman on Saturday. He went 8.0 innings, allowing just one earned run, while striking out four and only walking one.
- Luke Calabrese (Sugar Grove, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Infield | Senior – Calabrese batted .500 (7-14) with two doubles, three runs scored and three RBI last week. He slugged at .643 and had a .533 on-base percentage as Rose-Hulman finished 2-1 for the week.
- Ian Kline (Frederick, Md.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Pitcher | First Year – Kline tossed two scoreless innings in relief against Transylvania and three scoreless innings in relief for the save against Mount St. Joseph. For the week, Kline pitched five innings, allowing three hits, one walk with four strikeouts and one save. He held the opposition to a .176 batting average for the week.
- Hudson Chastain (Knoxville, Tenn.) Transylvania University | Infield | Senior – Chastain led the Pioneers in sealing up their first HCAC regular season title in over a decade with a 2-1 week to wrap up conference play. Chastain hit the game-winning walk-off RBI in the bottom of the ninth in Wednesday’s 7-6 13-inning victory over Rose-Hulman to cap off a scintillating night. Chastain went 4-for-6 at the plate with a walk and one run scored. In Saturday’s doubleheader split with Anderson, Chastain went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI in game one and drew another walk. The third hit in Saturday’s game one performance was the 200th career hit for Chastain. He finished up the week with a hit, a walk, a stolen base, and two RBI in a 6-3 win over Rose-Hulman. For the week, Chastain went 8-for-14 at the plate (.571 BA) with three walks, one stolen base, and five RBI, and put together a .647 on base percentage to go with a 1.218 OPS.
- Collin Johnson (Union, Ky.) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – Johnson pitched the last four innings of a season-ending 6-3 win for the Pioneers over Anderson on Saturday to pick up his first save of the season. Over four innings of work, Johnson struck out four batters and didn’t allow a walk, while scattering three hits over those four innings. The senior did not allow a run as he worked the second portion of the clincher.
#4 ND BASEBALL: Midweek Preview – Valparaiso
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The fourth-ranked Notre Dame baseball team hits the road as they embark on the start of their final road trip of the regular season. A midweek matchup with a familiar foe is on deck as the Irish have one game before the finals exam break. The Irish head to Valparaiso Tuesday night for the first time since 2010 for the last midweek matchup of the season. The game is set for a 5 p.m. ET start and fans can follow along via Valpo’s radio stream as there is no broadcast of the game.
Hitting The Road
The Irish are set to face Valparaiso for the third 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.
The next meeting went the Irish way after a 8-7 midweek win on April 27 at Frank Eck Stadium
Tuesday’s meeting will be the 104th all-time between the two schools. The Irish hold an 82-21 advantage over Valpo and are 23-9 in games at Valpo.
This will be the first time the Irish travel to Valpo since the 2010 season when the Irish came away with an 8-1 win.
The Irish have won the last 10 games and 20 of the last 21 games against Valpo.
Valpo enters the game with a 13-25 record and is 8-12 in MAC play. They are coming off a four-game series split on the road against Bradley.
Bertrand Leads Irish to Victory Over Florida State
After dropping the first game of the series, the Irish needed to bounce back in game one of the doubleheader against Florida State and they did just that.
John Michael Bertrand was stellar on the mound for the Irish as he logged another long outing.
Bertrand pitched seven innings without allowing a run and struck out a career-high nine batters.
He allowed just five hits, all singles, and walked just one batter for his eighth quality start of the season. It is also the fifth outing that he has pitched seven innings or more.
At the plate, Notre Dame scored in the first inning to take an early lead and it was the only run scored until the sixth.
In the sixth, Jack Brannigan hit his fifth home run of the season, a three-run shot to right, to give the Irish some breathing room.
Notre Dame took a 5-0 lead into the eighth but the Seminoles started to chip away and got the deficit to 5-3 with one out in the ninth.
Jack Brannigan moved from third to the mound to finish the game off for the Irish. He collected the last two outs to earn his second save of the season.
The win gave Notre Dame 22 ACC wins on the season, the most conference wins in a year since 2001 when they had 22 BIG EAST wins.
After his performance, Bertrand was named ACC Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
Top-25, Here Come The Irish
Following nine ACC series wins, with five coming on the road, everyone is taking note of the Irish.
The Irish are ranked as high as No. 4 in the Baseball America poll, the second straight week they are in the Top-5.
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.
Purdue Hosts OSU for Midweek Make-Good Date
Ohio State (17-14) at Purdue (11-20)
Tuesday, May 11 at 4 p.m. ET / BTN+
Alexander Field / West Lafayette, Indiana
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Cory Brooks (R-Jr, RHP) vs. OSU’s Garrett Burhenn (Jr, RHP)
All-Time: Ohio State leads 153-67-1
All-Time in West Lafayette: Ohio State leads 66-38-1
2021 Weekend Series: Ohio State won 2 of 3 (April 30-May 2 in Columbus)
Last Meetings in West Lafayette: Ohio State swept a 3-game set (May 2019)
Last Single-Game Meeting: Purdue 8, OSU 2 (2018 Big Ten Tournament in Omaha)
Purdue’s Last Win vs. OSU in Columbus: Purdue 4, OSU 3 – 13 Innings (April 2014)
First Meeting: Purdue 4, OSU 3 (May 1913 in West Lafayette)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue baseball resumes its season and home schedule with an unexpected rematch with the last opponent it played, hosting Ohio State on Tuesday at Alexander Field.
First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday as the Boilermakers’ first midweek home game since May 14, 2019, a win vs. Xavier.
Purdue and OSU were both idle over the weekend after their scheduled opponents – Northwestern and Minnesota – had to cancel series due to health and safety precautions. The Boilermakers and Buckeyes reached an agreement Friday to add Tuesday’s game to their schedules after it was apparent all three games of their postponed series were unlikely to be rescheduled.
Purdue remains committed to rescheduling its games with Northwestern at Alexander Field for future midweek dates. Entering the week, around the Big Ten, only Northwestern (6) has played fewer home games this season than Purdue (9). The Wildcats had all four of their home games postponed the weekend of April 30 to May 3 as they were set to host Illinois and Michigan for a three-team pod.
Ohio State played in the first-ever game at Alexander Field in March 2013 and was also part of the longest game at the ballpark, a 13-inning walk-off thriller in April 2014. Tuesday will be the Buckeyes’ 13th game at Alexander, second most behind only Iowa.
BASE: Buckeyes and Boilermakers Tuesday in West Lafayette
Buckeyes and Boilermakers Tuesday in West Lafayette
Ohio State won two of three games vs. Purdue earlier this season
Ohio State at Purdue
Date: May 11, 2021 | Time: 4:00 p.m. | Watch: BTN Plus+ | Scoring
Ohio State – Garrett Burhenn (Jr. | RHP | 4-2 | 4.72 ERA | 53.1 IP | 55 K | 22 BB)
Purdue – Cory Brooks (R-Jr. | RHP | 2-1 | 6.06 ERA | 32.2 IP | 25 K | 12 BB)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State heads to West Lafayette on Tuesday evening for an added game vs. Purdue. Both teams were idle this weekend because each team’s opponents were on pause due to Covid related issues. First pitch Tuesday evening is set for 4 p.m.
The Buckeyes and Boilermakers are coming off a series against each other on April 30-May 2. Ohio State took two of the three games, winning 11-3 on Friday, 12-2 on Saturday and then falling in a wild 16-15 battle on Sunday.
Ohio State enters the game at 17-14 overall while Purdue is 11-20.
Ohio State Quick Hitters
Against the Boilermakers two weekends agao, Ohio State hit .404 as a team with eight home runs and 18 extra base hits. That weekend raised the team’s batting average nearly 20 points.
The Buckeye pitching staff leads the Big Ten in strikeouts per nine innings at 10.9 which is also 10th nationally.
The OSU staff is also third in the Big Ten in hits allowed by batter per nine innings (8.19) and third in opponent batting average (.241).
Seth Lonsway leads the conference in strikeouts with 80 and has allowed the fewest hits per nine innings at 4.56. That second number is also fifth in the country.
TJ Brock has seven saves on the year which is second in the Big Ten. He also leads the team with a 2.20 ERA in a team-high 13 appearances.
Freshman left-hander Isaiah Coupet has made seven appearances out of the pen and has a 2.92 ERA with 21 strikeouts and just four walks.
Freshman Kade Kern had a great series against Purdue and raised his batting average to .376. That is the best batting average of any hitter in the Big Ten.
Kern has 13 multi-hit games and is currently riding a season-high eight-game hitting streak.
Brent Todys is currently riding a career-high eight-game hitting streak. He is hitting .364 with two home runs, four doubles and 13 runs batted in over those 11 games.
Conner Pohl has hit safely in 13 consecutive games which is a career-high.
Pohl has had a hit in 23 of the 31 games this season. He has reached base in all but two of the games this year and is riding a streak of 21 consecutive games of reaching base, which is also a career high.
Pohl leads the team with 10 home runs, marking his first season with double-digit bombs.
Zach Dezenzo had a great weekend vs. Purdue, hitting .533 (8-of-15) with two home runs, two doubles a triple and 10 runs batted in. He raised his batting average 30 points and is now hitting .312.
HCLC Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference Awards Announced
CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference (HCLC) released the 2021 Men’s Lacrosse All-Conference teams and award winners on Tuesday.
Transylvania University swept the regular season, the championship, and the major player awards.
Trenton Sneed (Milford, Ohio) was voted as the Offensive Player of the Year. The senior capped off a standout career with the Pioneers in his final campaign. The attack/midfielder posted 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points over the course of the 2021 regular season. He boasts a shots on goal percentage of 63.2 percent. Sneed also scooped up 29 ground balls and six caused turnovers.
Fellow senior T.J. Toivonen (Sherwood, Ore.) was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year. Toivonen was a force for the Pioneers, leading a defense that only allowed a mere 11 goals in conference play. He picked up 38 ground balls and had 17 caused turnovers over the course of 2021. He also added five goals and six assists for 11 points and a shots on goal percentage of 47.6 percent.
First year Andrew Hamill (Louisville, Ky.) was recognized as the Newcomer of the Year. In his first season in a Pioneers jersey, Hamill racked up 33 goals, three assists, three game-winning goals and 36 points over the course of the regular season. He added 13 ground balls, four caused turnovers and had a hot shot on goal percentage of 76.6 percent.
For his part in leading Transylvania to a perfect 4-0 mark in conference play, and a 12-2 record overall, Terry Justice was voted as the HCLC Coach of the Year.
Offensive Player of the Year: Trenton Sneed, Transylvania University
Defensive Player of the Year: TJ Toivonen, Transylvania University
Newcomer of the Year: Andrew Hamill, Transylvania University
Coach of the Year: Terry Justice, Transylvania University
The HCLC also honors an All-Conference First Team and Second Team. The members of those teams are selected by a vote of league coaches.
For more information on HCLC Men’s Lacrosse, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.
All-Conference First Team
|Kayd Aquino||Midfield||Transylvania University|
|Kaden Bates||Short Stick Defense||Transylvania University|
|Peyton Bray||Faceoff||Transylvania University|
|Corbyn Buchart||Midfield||Transylvania University|
|Evan Deskins||Defense||Transylvania University|
|Eric Hopkins||Midfield||Hanover College|
|Ian Kimmins||Attack||Hanover College|
|Eli Jeffries||Defense||Hanover College|
|Bryce Lowe||Attack||Transylvania University|
|Bryce Nokes||Defense||Hanover College|
|Trenton Sneed||Attack||Transylvania University|
|T.J. Toivonen||Long Stick Midfield||Transylvania University|
|Michael Webb||Goalkeeper||Transylvania University|
All-Conference Second Team
|Nick Adams||Midfield||Hanover College|
|Benjamin Adkins||Defense||Earlham College|
|Mason Bratcher||Defense||Anderson University|
|Austin Combs||Defense||Mount St. Joseph University|
|Andrew Hamill||Attack||Transylvania University|
|Bryce Johnson||Defense||Anderson University|
|Logan Lawrence||Short Stick Defense||Anderson University|
|Cole Mericle||Attack||Mount St. Joseph University|
|Sean O’Meara||Goalkeeper||Hanover College|
|Chase Parker||Defense||Transylvania University|
|Logan Reihing||Midfield||Earlham College|
|Josh Rhodes||Attack||Anderson University|
|Avery Rush-Elias||Midfield||Earlham College|
|Michael Schaeper||Faceoff||Hanover College|
|Donovan Shea||Long Stick Midfield||Earlham College|
|Seiver Utsey||Midfield||Transylvania University|
|Josh Wilson||Defense||Earlham College|
HCAC Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Notebook, Week 7
Athletes of the Week:
Jacob Burnam (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Junior – Burnam placed third in the men’s 800-meter run at the Pacesetter Sports Invitational on Friday night. The junior finished the race in a school-record time of 1:51.66, the 13th fastest mark in all of Division III this season.
Zaleeya Martin (Shelbyville, Ind.) Hanover College | Sophomore – Martin qualified for the 100-meter dash finals with a time of 12.86 seconds as part of the Pacesetter Invite hosted by Indiana State, entering the finals ranked eighth among a field littered with Division I student-athletes. The sophomore went on to claim seventh overall in a time of 12.58 seconds.
Emily Smatlak (Lynnwood, Wash.) Anderson University | Senior – Smatlak threw for a school-record distance of 42.10 meters in the javelin, earning second in the Pacesetter Sports Invitational. She currently ranks 10th in the nation.
- Jacob Eve (Corydon, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | First Year – Eve came home seventh against an NCAA Division I field of competitors in the 400-meter dash at the Indiana State Pacesetter Invitational. Eve ran a time of 49.01 seconds for a career-best mark.
- Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) Hanover College | Senior – Browning posted a top 10 mark as part of the pacesetter invite hosted by Indiana State. The senior, in the hammer throw landed 10th in the 26-athlete field. Browning registered a toss of 46.91 meters.
HCAC Spring 2021 Softball Notebook, Week 12
Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Taylor Senter (Scottsville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outfield | Junior – Senter went 9-for-15 on the plate last week with six doubles, a triple, and a home run as the Pioneers went 6-0 to close out HCAC play and claim the No. 1 seed in next week’s HCAC Tournament. The junior tallied a team-high nine RBI and scored seven runs to power the Pioneer offense. Senter posted a .600 batting average with a .625 percent on-base percentage and led the team with a 1.333 percent slugging percentage.
Pitcher of the Week:
Kameron Bowling (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – Bowling went 2-0 with two complete-game performances in her two starts this week and allowed just one run across 12 innings of work. The senor tallied 20 strikeouts to go along with her .58 ERA as she led the Pioneers to the No. 1 seed in next week’s HCAC tournament.
- Kendra Hutchinson (Lafayette, Ind.) Hanover College | Utility | Sophomore – Hutchison played a key role in helping the Panthers secure a spot in the HCAC Tournament. The sophomore went 7-for-19 at the dish with two RBI and a double. She posted a .386 hitting percentage.
- Lily Beurman (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | Senior – Beurman played a key role in helping the Panthers secure a spot in the HCAC Tournament. Facing a must-win situation on Saturday the senior delivered pitching a complete game with four strikeouts. She finished the busy week throwing an impressive 19 innings allowing just nine runs on 28 hits. She finished the week with a 3.32 ERA.
- Alehia Tucker (Covington, Ky.) Mount St. Joseph University | Shortstop | Senior – Tucker had another monster week for the Lions, leading them to a 4-0 week and a share of the HCAC regular season title. She was 7-for-12, driving in seven, while scoring seven times. She also hit a pair of homeruns, a pair of doubles and stole two bases.
- Kamryn McCool (Brookville, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University |Pitcher | Junior – McCool had another good week for the Lions, throwing a pair of complete games. Over the 14.0 innings she allowed just eight hits, and three runs, two earned. She struck out 15 opposing batters and only walked two.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1904 After 23 innings of pitching no-hit baseball, Cy Young’s streak ends. The stretch includes six innings today, two innings April 25, six on April 30, and the perfect game against the A’s on May 5.
1919 Reds’ right-hander Hod Eller throws a no-hitter, defeating the Cardinals, 6-0.
The ace of the eventual world champs strikes out eight while walking three batters on a cold day at Cincinnati’s Redland Field.
1923 Establishing several Pacific Coast League marks, Pete Schneider hits five home runs and a double, driving in 14 runs as Vernon routs Salt Lake City, 35-11.
1932 Eighth-grader Joe Schultz, Jr. singles, swipes two bases and scores as a pinch-hitter in a Texas League game. The fourteen year-old is the son of the manager and will become a second-string catcher in the major leagues.
1946 The Red Sox’ early-season winning streak comes to an end at 15 consecutive victories when right-hander Tiny Bonham, giving up just two hits in the Yankee Stadium contest, blanks the team, 2-0. Boston, who will go on to easily capture the AL pennant, started the season 21-3 before today’s loss against New York.
1946 Boston loses to the Giants, 5-1, in the first night game played at Braves Field. The 37,407 fans, the largest crowd in thirteen years, are surprised when their hometown heroes take the field wearing shiny satin uniforms designed to reflect the light generated by the electricity used for the evening contest.
1949 The White Sox beat the Red Sox, 12-8, scoring in every inning of the Comiskey Park contest. A team tallying in every frame has occurred only five times in American League history.
1950 Connecticut Senator Abe Ribicoff introduces legislation for the observance of a National Baseball Day.
1950 A train strike forces many teams to fly to their next scheduled games. Traveling by air is still a rarity in the major leagues at this time.
1950 After fans boo him for misplaying a ball, Ted Williams makes an inappropriate gesture three times (once to left, once to center, and once to right) to the Red Sox fans sitting in the outfield stands. During his next at-bat, as the booing continues, the Splendid Splinter becomes the Splendid Spitter as Williams steps out of the box to spit at fans to show his displeasure.
1955 With the help of an Ernie Banks grand slam, Chicago snaps Brooklyn’s 11-game winning streak, 10-8. The bases-filled homer will be Mr. Cub’s first of five on the year.
1956 In the bottom of the ninth inning at Forbes Field, Danny Kravitz’s walk-off grand slam off Jack Meyer erases a three-run deficit, giving the Pirates a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Phillies. It is the first career round-tripper hit by the 25 year-old rookie backup backstop.
1956 The Cardinals and Phillies swap hurlers with St. Louis sending Harvey Haddix, Stu Miller, and Ben Flowers to Philadelphia in exchange for Herman Wehmeier, Murry Dickson, and a player to be named. A few days later, the trade will be completed and expanded when infielder Solly Hemus is sent to the ‘City of Brotherly of Love’ for Redbird utility player Bobby Morgan.
1962 Minnie Minoso suffers a fractured skull and breaks his wrist when he runs into the left-field wall chasing Duke Snider’s triple in the Cardinals’ 8-5 loss to L.A. at Busch Stadium. The St. Louis outfielder will return to the lineup in mid-July, only to have a bone in his forearm broken when he is hit by a pitch thrown by Craig Anderson of the Mets a month later.
1963 Sandy Koufax takes a perfect game into the eighth inning before walking Ed Bailey on a 3-and-2 pitch but will finish the Dodger Stadium contest with the second of four career no-hitters, blanking the Giants, 8-0. The Los Angeles southpaw beats San Francisco ace Juan Marichal, who will also author a no-hitter next month.
1971 In front of a sparse crowd of 2,992 at Cleveland Stadium, Indians starter Steve Dunning hits a grand slam off A’s right-hander Diego Segui in the bottom of the second inning in Cleveland’s 7-5 victory over Oakland. It will take another 37 years before another American League hurler goes deep with the bases loaded when Felix Hernandez of the Mariners accomplishes the feat against the Mets in 2008.
1972 After promising the club would never trade him, the cash-strapped Giants send Willie Mays, the only remaining player that moved to the West Coast with the team, to New York, the city where he began his Hall of Fame career in 1951, for right-hander Charlie Williams and $50,000 cash. Horace Stoneham, unable to guarantee his aging superstar an income when the outfielder retired, extracts a promise from the Mets that they will pay the ‘Say Hey Kid’ $50,000 annually for ten years after the future Hall of Famer stops playing.
1977 Trying to snap the Braves’ 16-game losing streak, Ted Turner, the team’s owner, takes over as field manager. The skid continues as Atlanta is defeated by the Pirates, 2-1, and National League president Chub Feeney informs the new skipper he cannot manage again because of the rule which prohibits a manager from owning a financial stake in the club.
1980 In the top of the seventh inning, Phillies’ leadoff batter Pete Rose steals home after swiping second and third base to become the first National League player in 52 years to complete the stolen base cycle in one frame. In 1928, Brooklyn’s Harvey Hendrick accomplished the feat in the eighth inning of an Ebbets Field contest against Chicago.
1991 After a heckler calls him ‘Joey,’ a name he dislikes and makes references to his problems with alcohol, Albert Belle responds by picking up a foul ball and nailing the offensive offender in the chest from 15 feet away. Although the fans clearly supported his action, the Indian outfielder is fined and suspended for one week.
1993 In the top of the seventh of a tied game at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium, Jay Bell leads off the inning by grounding out to Phillies’ shortstop Juan Bell. The Pirate infielder is rung up by, none other than, first base umpire Wally Bell.
1994 En route to a two-inning save in Montreal’s 4-3 victory over New York, Expo right-hander Mel Rojas strikes out the side in the top of the ninth, needing just nine pitches to end the game. The 28 year-old reliever fans David Segui, Todd Hundley, and Jeff McKnight, with each swinging at strike three, to complete his immaculate inning.
1996 On ‘John Franco Day,’ the New York veteran reliever is ejected from the game, along with eight other players, as the result of participating in a fifth-inning bench-clearing brawl at Shea Stadium. Prior to the game, the Mets celebrated their closer’s recent 300th career save, but his unavailability in the ninth leads to three hurlers combining to give up the tying runs in the team’s eventual 7-6 walk-off victory over Chicago.
1996 Al Leiter pitches the first no-hitter in the Marlins’ brief existence, beating the Rockies, 11-0. The celebration at Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium is tempered by the news of the ValuJet crash in the Everglades earlier in the day.
1998 Striking out 13 Diamondbacks, Cubs’ Kerry Wood sets a major league record for strikeouts in consecutive games with 33 in two games. The previous record for strikeouts (32) in two starts was held by Luis Tiant (1968 – Indians), Nolan Ryan (1974 – Angels), Dwight Gooden (1984 – Mets), and Randy Johnson (1997 – Mariners).
1999 For the first time this century, two opposing starting major league pitchers with the same name face one another. The Rockies southpaw Bobby M. Jones bests right-hander Bobby J. Jones and the Mets in the Coors Field contest, 8-5.
2000 At the age of 37, Joe Strong becomes the oldest player to make his big-league debut since pitcher Diomedes Olivo played for the Pirates in 1960 as a 41 year-old. The ‘seasoned’ rookie throws 1 1/3 hitless innings.
2000 Manny Ramirez tags a first-inning grand slam and adds a two-run homer in the sixth, leading the Indians to a 16-0 rout of the Royals. The victory, which stops Kansas City’s winning streak at five games, is Cleveland’s most lopsided shutout in 45 years when the Tribe beat the Red Sox 19-0.
2000 In a four hours and twenty-two minutes nine-inning game, the Brewers beat the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 14-8. The length of the contest breaks the National League record and ties the mark set by the Orioles and Yankees on September 5th, 1997, for the longest non-extra inning game ever played.
2000 Aaron and Bret Boone, sons of former major league catcher Bob and the grandsons of Ray, also a former big leaguer, hit home runs in the same game for the second time in their careers. Bret’s pair of two-run homers, a shot in the top of the first and an inside-the-parker in the sixth, is offset by his younger sibling’s walk-off round-tripper in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Reds an 11-9 victory over the Padres at Cinergy Field.
2001 After another dreadful appearance yesterday in which Rick Ankiel (1-2, 7.13) threw five wild pitches to the backstop, the Cardinals send the promising young fireballer to Triple-A Memphis to work on overcoming his unexplainable lack of control. The lefthander has walked 25 batters in 24 innings this season.
2001 In the sixth inning of a 7-2 to loss to the Mariners, Carlos Delgado surpasses Joe Carter as the Blue Jays all-time home run leader as he hits his 204th homer with the team. The Toronto first baseman, the current American League leader with 14 round-trippers, acknowledges the standing ovation from the SkyDome crowd with a curtain call.
2002 The Devil Rays snap their 15-game losing streak, a franchise record, thanks to Randy Winn’s three-run walk-off homer. The right fielder’s ninth-inning two-out blast comes off Jorge Julio, giving Tampa Bay a 6-4 victory over Baltimore at Tropicana Field. (Our thanks to Adam Sanford for suggesting this entry.)
2002 At Citizens Bank Park, Arizona reliever Byung-Hyun Kim strikes out the side in the bottom of eighth on nine pitches, whiffing Scott Rolen and Mike Lieberthal swinging, and then fanning Pat Burrell looking to complete his immaculate inning. The Diamondback right-hander blows a save in the following frame but picks a win when the team scores a run in the tenth for an eventual 6-5 victory over the Phillies.
2003 Due to the rash of recent injuries to the team’s young arms, the Marlins, six games under .500, fire manager Jeff Torborg, criticized for his handling of the pitching staff. Veteran 72 year-old skipper Jack McKeon becomes the franchise’s sixth manager, posting a 75-49 record for the remainder of the season, en route to winning the National League pennant and beating the Yankees in six games to become World Champions.
2003 In his last at-bat on the current homestand, 38 year-old first baseman Rafael Palmeiro drives a 3-2 fastball thrown by Indian hurler David Elder to become the second player this season and 19th overall to hit his 500th career home run. The 370-foot shot over the right-field wall at The Ballpark in Arlington makes Raffy the first native of Cuba to reach the coveted milestone.
2004 Batting for the St. Paul Saints, Marc Turndorf hits a $5,601 popup in an auctioned at-bat. The Los Angeles man had the winning eBay bid for the opportunity to hit for the Northern League team.
2004 Pittsfield city officials and historians release a 1791 document that they believe is the earliest written reference to baseball. The 213-year-old bylaw, used to protect the windows of the town’s new meeting house by prohibiting anyone from playing baseball within 80 yards of the building, was uncovered by baseball historian John Thorn while doing research on the origins of baseball.
2004 After missing yesterday’s game to become an American citizen, Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez, much to the delight of the Fenway faithful, leads his teammates out of the dugout waving an American flag to celebrate his first day as a citizen of the United States. As the 31 year-old native of the Dominican Republic comes to bat, Neil Diamond’s song America is played over the PA system.
2005 The Red Sox end a game for the second consecutive day by hitting a walk-off home run off the same pitcher, a feat accomplished only five previous times in major league history. A’s closer Octavio Dotel, who also gave up Kevin Millar’s decisive blast yesterday, is victimized today by BoSox backstop Jason Varitek, who goes deep in the ninth to beat Oakland, 6-5.
2006 Hideki Matsui’s streak of playing in every game since starting his MLB career with the Yankees in 2003 ends at 518 games as the left fielder breaks his left wrist attempting to make a diving catch. The 31 year-old Japanese star established the big-league record for consecutive games to start a career, surpassing Hall of Fame infielder Ernie Banks, who played in 424 contests at the start of his playing days with Cubs from 1953-56.
2008 At Shea Stadium, a 13-minute delay occurs at the beginning of the ninth of the Mets’ 8-3 victory over the Reds, when David Ross bats out of order, making an out in Corey Patterson’s place in the lineup. The very confused umpires eventually make the correct call, telling Ross to bat again, now with one out, without his teammate having an opportunity to come to the plate.
2009 At AT&T Park, Randy Johnson records his 298th career victory when the Giants beat the Nationals, 11-7, in a game that features pitchers with the combined height 163 inches, making the matchup the tallest in baseball history. The 6-foot-10 ‘Unit’ and 6’9” Daniel Cabrera reach the new heights by an inch, surpassing the previous mark established in 2004 by Cabrera and Mark Hendrickson, a southpaw that is 81 inches tall.
2009 In a 13-5 loss to the Reds at Chase Field, Josh Wilson keeps his career ERA at 0.00 by hurling a scoreless ninth inning to become the fifth Diamondbacks position player to pitch for the team. The Diamondbacks infielder also threw one inning for the Devil Rays in 2007.
2012 The Mets play their 8,000th game in franchise history, dropping a 6-5 decision in Miami when closer Frank Francisco allows the tying and winning runs to score in the bottom of the ninth inning. During the thousand game span, the Amazins have compiled a 515-485 record, with third baseman David Wright being the team’s top home run hitter and run producer with 143 round-trippers and 595 RBIs.
2014 Aroldis Chapman, in his first appearance of the season, strikes out three consecutive batters after issuing a leadoff walk, recording a save in Cincinnati’s 4-1 victory over Colorado. During a spring training game in March against Kansas City, the Reds All-Star closer was struck in the head by a line drive that resulted in surgery to repair fractures near his nose and left eye.
2016 Max Scherzer ties a major league mark when he strikes out 20 batters in a nine-inning game, joining Roger Clemens (1986, 1996 Red Sox), Kerry Wood (1998 Cubs), and Randy Johnson (2001 Diamondbacks). The 31 year-old right-hander, who goes the distance in Washington’s 3-2 victory over the Tigers at Nationals Park, has an opportunity to establish a new record with two out in the ninth, but James McCann grounds into a force out at second base to end the contest.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS
|Boston||22||14||.611||–||10 – 9||12 – 5||10 – 5||7 – 4||3 – 5||6 – 4||L 1|
|NY Yankees||18||16||.529||3||11 – 9||7 – 7||7 – 12||6 – 1||2 – 1||7 – 3||W 2|
|Tampa Bay||19||17||.528||3||7 – 10||12 – 7||6 – 6||2 – 1||9 – 9||6 – 4||W 1|
|Toronto||17||16||.515||3.5||7 – 4||10 – 12||7 – 4||1 – 3||5 – 8||6 – 4||L 1|
|Baltimore||16||19||.457||5.5||5 – 13||11 – 6||7 – 10||0 – 0||8 – 8||5 – 5||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||19||13||.594||–||9 – 6||10 – 7||2 – 2||10 – 6||6 – 4||7 – 3||W 3|
|Cleveland||18||14||.563||1||8 – 7||10 – 7||1 – 3||15 – 8||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 1|
|Kansas City||16||17||.485||3.5||8 – 12||8 – 5||4 – 3||7 – 11||4 – 2||1 – 9||L 8|
|Minnesota||12||20||.375||7||6 – 11||6 – 9||1 – 3||6 – 5||2 – 9||5 – 5||L 1|
|Detroit||10||24||.294||10||5 – 10||5 – 14||1 – 5||5 – 13||3 – 4||2 – 8||W 1|
|Oakland||21||15||.583||–||13 – 11||8 – 4||9 – 8||7 – 0||2 – 5||5 – 5||L 1|
|Houston||18||17||.514||2.5||9 – 9||9 – 8||5 – 4||0 – 3||13 – 8||5 – 5||L 1|
|Seattle||18||17||.514||2.5||9 – 8||9 – 9||6 – 5||3 – 3||6 – 7||5 – 5||L 2|
|Texas||18||19||.486||3.5||9 – 10||9 – 9||9 – 5||4 – 6||5 – 4||7 – 3||L 1|
|LA Angels||16||18||.471||4||8 – 9||8 – 9||2 – 5||5 – 3||7 – 9||4 – 6||W 2|
|NY Mets||16||13||.552||–||9 – 4||7 – 9||9 – 5||2 – 5||5 – 1||7 – 3||W 5|
|Philadelphia||18||17||.514||1||13 – 6||5 – 11||8 – 10||8 – 3||2 – 4||6 – 4||L 2|
|Atlanta||17||17||.500||1.5||9 – 8||8 – 9||10 – 9||5 – 2||1 – 2||5 – 5||W 2|
|Miami||15||19||.441||3.5||8 – 9||7 – 10||4 – 5||3 – 6||6 – 5||4 – 6||L 3|
|Washington||13||17||.433||3.5||8 – 8||5 – 9||5 – 7||4 – 2||2 – 5||5 – 5||L 2|
|St. Louis||21||14||.600||–||12 – 8||9 – 6||10 – 10||8 – 4||3 – 0||8 – 2||W 3|
|Milwaukee||19||16||.543||2||8 – 8||11 – 8||3 – 7||9 – 6||6 – 1||4 – 6||W 2|
|Chi Cubs||17||17||.500||3.5||13 – 8||4 – 9||5 – 5||9 – 12||3 – 0||7 – 3||L 1|
|Cincinnati||16||16||.500||3.5||10 – 7||6 – 9||0 – 0||8 – 5||4 – 8||6 – 4||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||14||20||.412||6.5||5 – 8||9 – 12||0 – 0||6 – 13||3 – 4||2 – 8||L 1|
|San Francisco||21||14||.600||–||13 – 4||8 – 10||6 – 4||2 – 1||11 – 7||5 – 5||W 1|
|San Diego||19||16||.543||2||9 – 10||10 – 6||0 – 0||4 – 6||12 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|LA Dodgers||18||17||.514||3||8 – 5||10 – 12||3 – 0||2 – 8||9 – 5||2 – 8||L 1|
|Arizona||16||19||.457||5||7 – 5||9 – 14||5 – 9||5 – 1||6 – 7||3 – 7||W 1|
|Colorado||12||22||.353||8.5||10 – 8||2 – 14||3 – 3||0 – 3||7 – 16||3 – 7||L 3|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 x-Philadelphia||47||21||.691||—||27-7||20-14||10-2||29-9||8-2||8 W|
|2 x-Brooklyn||44||24||.647||3.0||25-8||19-16||8-4||23-16||5-5||1 W|
|3 xy-Milwaukee||43||25||.632||4.0||24-10||19-15||10-0||27-11||7-3||1 L|
|4 New York||38||30||.559||9.0||22-11||16-19||3-8||23-17||7-3||1 W|
|5 Atlanta||38||31||.551||9.5||22-11||16-20||7-3||22-18||6-4||1 W|
|6 Miami||37||31||.544||10.0||20-15||17-16||6-6||21-17||7-3||2 W|
|7 Boston||35||33||.515||12.0||21-14||14-19||4-7||20-19||4-6||2 L|
|8 Charlotte||33||35||.485||14.0||18-16||15-19||8-3||20-20||5-5||1 L|
|9 Indiana||32||36||.471||15.0||12-21||20-15||7-4||18-21||5-5||1 W|
|10 Washington||32||37||.464||15.5||17-17||15-20||2-8||14-25||6-4||1 L|
|11 Chicago||29||39||.426||18.0||13-20||16-19||6-5||19-19||5-5||3 W|
|12 Toronto||27||41||.397||20.0||16-18||11-23||4-8||17-23||3-7||3 L|
|13 Orlando||21||47||.309||26.0||11-25||10-22||4-7||13-25||3-7||3 L|
|14 Cleveland||21||48||.304||26.5||12-23||9-25||4-8||15-24||0-10||11 L|
|15 Detroit||20||49||.290||27.5||13-20||7-29||1-11||12-29||2-8||2 L|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 xy-Utah||50||19||.725||—||31-4||19-15||6-4||26-13||6-4||1 L|
|2 x-Phoenix||48||20||.706||1.5||26-9||22-11||7-4||27-11||6-4||1 L|
|3 x-LA Clippers||45||23||.662||4.5||26-10||19-13||9-3||27-13||6-4||1 L|
|4 x-Denver||44||24||.647||5.5||25-11||19-13||8-2||25-15||6-4||2 L|
|5 Dallas||40||28||.588||9.5||19-15||21-13||6-4||20-19||8-2||4 W|
|6 Portland||40||29||.580||10.0||19-16||21-13||4-6||21-18||8-2||4 W|
|7 LA Lakers||38||30||.559||11.5||19-15||19-15||4-8||23-17||3-7||1 W|
|8 Golden State||36||33||.522||14.0||22-11||14-22||4-7||22-17||7-3||3 W|
|9 Memphis||35||33||.515||14.5||15-18||20-15||5-6||16-22||5-5||2 W|
|10 San Antonio||33||35||.485||16.5||14-20||19-15||6-6||17-23||4-6||1 W|
|11 New Orleans||31||38||.449||19.0||18-17||13-21||6-5||18-21||5-5||1 L|
|12 Sacramento||30||38||.441||19.5||15-19||15-19||5-7||17-21||7-3||1 W|
|13 Minnesota||21||47||.309||28.5||12-21||9-26||5-6||14-26||6-4||1 W|
|14 Oklahoma City||21||48||.304||29.0||9-25||12-23||3-8||11-28||1-9||7 L|
|15 Houston||16||53||.232||34.0||8-27||8-26||5-7||10-30||1-9||6 L|
Eight teams in each conference qualify for the playoffs.
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Conference
|x-New York Islanders||56||32||17||7||71||28||156||128||21-4-3||11-13-4||3-4-3|
|New York Rangers||56||27||23||6||60||26||177||157||14-11-3||13-12-3||4-6-0|
|New Jersey Devils||56||19||30||7||45||19||145||194||7-18-3||12-12-4||5-4-1|
|x-Vegas Golden Knights||55||39||14||2||80||38||185||124||21-5-2||18-9-0||7-3-0|
|x-St. Louis Blues||54||25||20||9||59||23||158||167||10-11-5||15-9-4||6-1-3|
|Los Angeles Kings||54||21||26||7||49||20||142||159||9-14-5||12-12-2||4-5-1|
|San Jose Sharks||55||21||27||7||49||16||151||193||11-12-4||10-15-3||3-5-2|
|xy-Toronto Maple Leafs||54||35||13||6||76||34||182||140||18-7-3||17-6-3||7-1-2|
|x-Tampa Bay Lightning||56||36||17||3||75||35||181||147||21-7-0||15-10-3||6-3-1|
|Detroit Red Wings||56||19||27||10||48||17||127||171||12-11-5||7-16-5||3-3-4|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||56||18||26||12||48||15||137||187||11-9-8||7-17-4||3-4-3|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot
MLS SOCCER STANDINGS
|New York City FC||3||2||0||1||8||2||6||1-0-0||1-0-1||6|
|Orlando City SC||3||1||2||0||4||1||3||1-1-0||0-1-0||5|
|Inter Miami CF||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||0-0-1||1-1-0||4|
|Real Salt Lake||2||2||0||0||5||2||3||1-0-0||1-0-0||6|
|Los Angeles FC||3||1||2||0||4||2||2||1-1-0||0-1-0||5|