MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Baltimore 13 LA Angels 1
Chicago White Sox 10 Toronto 7
Boston 12 Minnesota 2
Cleveland 10 Texas 6
NY Yankees 7 Oakland 6
Kansas City 6 Seattle 4
Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 1
Arizona 8 Philadelphia 7
Pittsburgh 11 St. Louis 7
San Francisco 3 NY Mets 2
Miami 7 Washington 5
LA Dodgers 4 San Diego 0
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Louisville 5 Indianapolis 1
South Bend 3 Peoria 2
Peoria 3 South Bend 1
Dayton at Fort Wayne suspended
Dallas 82 Washington 77
Connecticut 76 Los Angeles 72
Las Vegas 78 Atlanta 71
INDIANA SRN BROADCAST SCHEDULE
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Traders Pt @ Covenant Christian||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Shenandoah @ Heritage Christian||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Franklin @ Mt Vernon||Football|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||North White @ Frontier||Football|
|Sat Aug 28||5p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Sat Aug 28||7p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Mon Aug 30||7p||Tri-West @ Heritage Christian||Volleyball|
|Tue Aug 31||7p||Heritage Christian @ Covenant Christian||Volleyball|
|Thur Sep 2||7p||Roncalli @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Guerin Catholic @ Heritage Christian||Football|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||West Vigo @ Greencastle||Football|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Crispus Attucks @ Covenant Christian||Football|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||South Newton @ Traders Pt||Football|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Frontier @ Fountain Central||Football|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Mt Vernon @ Greenfield Central||Football|
|Sat Sep 4||Noon||Chatard @ Guerin Catholic||Soccer|
|Sat Sep 4||2p||Chatard @ Guerin Catholic||Girls Soccer|
|Sat Sep 4||5p||Covenant Christian @ Roncalli||Girls Soccer|
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 2
Avon at Ben Davis
Bishop Chatard at Warren Central
Cascade at Beech Grove
Cathedral at Brownsburg
Christel House Manual at Purdue Polytechnic
Clinton Central at Sheridan
Crispus Attucks at Monroe Central
Decatur Central at Center Grove
Detroit King (Mich.) at Carmel
Edgewood at Monrovia
Edinburgh at Cloverdale
Fishers at Pike
Franklin at Mount Vernon
Frankton at Lapel
Greensburg at Triton Central
Greenwood at Indian Creek
Hamilton Heights at Bluffton
Hamilton Southeastern at North Central
Lafayette Central Catholic at Guerin Catholic
Lafayette Jeff at Lawrence Central
Lutheran at Cardinal Ritter
Martinsville at Bloomington South
Mooresville at Danville
New Palestine at Brebeuf Jesuit, 7:30 p.m.
North Decatur at Eastern Hancock
North Montgomery at Hamilton Heights, canceled
Pendleton Heights at Anderson
Perry Meridian at Southport
Phalen Academy at Greenfield-Central
Richmond at Shelbyville
Roncalli at Franklin Central
Scecina at Speedway
Shenandoah at Heritage Christian
Shortridge at Washington
Tech at Terre Haute North
Terre Haute South at Noblesville
Tindley at Park Tudor
Traders Point Christian at Covenant Christian
Tri-West at Plainfield
Western Boone at Western
Westfield at Harrison (West Lafayette)
Whiteland at Lawrence North, canceled
Zionsville at Lebanon
Adams Central at Eastside
Alexandria at Wabash
Andrean at Crown Point, 8 p.m.
Angola at Leo
Bedford North Lawrence at Bloomington North
Bellmont at South Adams
Benton Central at Seeger
Boonville at Southridge, 7:30 p.m.
Bowman Academy at East Chicago Central, 8 p.m.
Bremen at South Bend Washington
Brown County at Jennings County
Brownstown Central at Charlestown
Carroll (Fort Wayne) at Fort Wayne Snider
Caston at North Judson, 7:30 p.m.
Centerville at Hagerstown
Central Noble at Woodlan
Churubusco at Lakeland
Clarksville at West Washington
Clinton Prairie at Frankfort
Columbus North at Columbus East
Crawfordsville at West Vigo
Crossroads Christian (Ill.) at Hammond Noll, 8:30 p.m.
Culver at South Central (Union Mills), 7:30 p.m.
Culver Academy at Mishawaka Marian, 7:30 p.m.
DeKalb at Garrett
Delphi at Carroll (Flora)
Delta at Columbia City
Dupont Manual (Ky.) at Floyd Central
Eastbrook at New Haven
Eastern (Greentown) at Blackford
Eastern (Pekin) at Crawford County
Elkhart at Mishawaka
Elwood at Tipton
Evansville Bosse at Evansville Central, 8 p.m.
Evansville Mater Dei at Castle, 8 p.m.
Evansville North at Evansville Memorial 8 p.m.
Fort Wayne Concordia at Homestead
Fort Wayne North at Fort Wayne Dwenger
Fort Wayne Northrop at Fort Wayne South
Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Luers
Franklin County at Connersville
Gary West at Calumet, 8 p.m.
Gibson Southern at New Albany, 7:30 p.m.
Greencastle at Northview
Griffith at Lake Station, 8 p.m.
Hammond Morton at Lake Central, 8 p.m.
Hanover Central at Munster, 8 p.m.
Harrison (Ohio) at East Central, 7:30 p.m.
Highland at Whiting, 8 p.m.
Hobart at Merrillville, 8 p.m.
Jasper at Evansville Harrison, 7:30 p.m.
Jay County at Huntington North
Jimtown at Concord
Kankakee Valley at Wheeler 8 p.m.
Knightstown at Winchester
Knox at Rochester, 7:30 p.m.
Kokomo at Plymouth
LaPorte at Penn, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrenceburg at Taylor (Ohio)
Lewis Cass at Maconaquah
Logansport at Northwestern
Lowell at Portage 8 p.m.
Madison at South Dearborn
Manchester at Bluffton, canceled
Marion at Mississinewa
McCutcheon at West Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.
Milan at Batesville
Mount Vernon (Posey) at South Spencer, 8 p.m.
New Castle at Rushville
North Central (Farmersburg) at North Daviess
North Harrison at Scottsburg
North Knox at Eastern Greene
North Miami at Taylor
North Posey at Princeton 8 p.m.
North Vermillion at South Vermillion
North White at Frontier
Northfield at Tippecanoe Valley
NorthWood at East Noble
Norwell at Heritage
Oldenburg Academy at Union City
Osceola Grace at Fremont
Owen Valley at South Putnam
Paoli at Corydon Central
Parke Heritage at Covington
Perry Central at Forest Park, 7:30 p.m.
Pioneer at Winamac
Prairie Heights at Bronson (Mich.)
Rensselaer Central at North Newton, 8 p.m.
River Forest at Boone Grove, 8 p.m.
Riverton Parke at Fountain Central
Rock Creek Academy at Providence
Seymour at Jeffersonville
Silver Creek at Salem
South Bend Adams at Fairfield
South Bend Clay at Goshen
South Bend Riley at John Glenn
South Bend St. Joseph at Northridge
South Newton at West Central, 7:30 p.m.
Southern Wells at Madison-Grant
Southmont at North Putnam
Southwood at Oak Hill
Springs Valley at Mitchell
Sullivan at Linton-Stockton
Switzerland County at Gallatin County (Ky.), 7:30 p.m.
Tecumseh at Pike Central, 7:30 p.m.
Tell City at Heritage Hills, 8 p.m.
Thornton Fractional South (Ill.) at Chesterton 8 p.m.
Tri at Northeastern
Tri-Central at Wes-Del
Tri-County at Attica
Triton at LaVille
Twin Lakes at New Prairie, 7:30 p.m.
Union County at Cambridge City Lincoln
Valparaiso at Hammond Central, 8 p.m.
Vincennes Lincoln at Evansville Reitz, 7:30 p.m.
Warsaw at Michigan City, 7:30 p.m.
Wawasee at West Noble
Whitko at Peru
Yorktown at Muncie Central
India, Castellanos homer to back Gray; Reds beat Brewers 5-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jonathan India hit a three-run homer, Nick Castellanos also went deep and the Cincinnati Reds beat the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Sonny Gray allowed three hits in six scoreless innings for the Reds, who still trail the Brewers by 8 1/2 games. Cincinnati does hold the second NL wild card spot.
“It’s huge for us,” India said of Cincinnati’s 70th victory this season. “That’s a really good team over there so it was good to get this one and hope for the best. Hopefully they go cold and we can stay hot.”
Gray (6-6) struck out six while walking only two batters and didn’t give up his first hit until Avisail Garcia’s two-out single in the fourth. In the sixth, he loaded the bases with two outs but got Rowdy Tellez to ground out to first.
It was the second consecutive scoreless outing for Gray, who hasn’t allowed a run in his last 13 innings.
“An excellent start and came at a great time,” Reds manager David Bell said.
Brewers starter Brett Anderson (4-8) worked 4 2/3 innings before leaving the game with tightness in his right hip. He was charged with three runs on four hits with a pair of walks and three strikeouts.
“The last handful of starts I feel like I’ve pitched well enough to keep us in the game but also bad enough not to win the game,” Anderson said.
A leadoff single and an error by Anderson set the stage for India’s three-run homer off Hunter Strickland in the fifth. The rookie’s 17th homer this season made it 4-0. Castellanos led off the sixth with his 24th.
Luis Urias led off the seventh with his 17th homer for Milwaukee.
“It would have been a nice one to get today but they pitched well and got a big homer,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “They’re a good team and they did enough today.”
Bryant, Ruf lead Giants past Mets 3-2 for 3-game sweep
NEW YORK (AP) With the best record in the majors, the surprising San Francisco Giants have been meeting challenges all season.
Their trip to New York was no different.
Kris Bryant launched an early two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and San Francisco beat the plummeting Mets 3-2 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
Just before the game, the Giants learned second baseman Donovan Solano tested positive for COVID-19. He will be sidelined at least 10 days and must quarantine in New York.
“I think a day like today is a good test of the toughness of our team,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “I’m proud of the toughness after the way this day began.”
Pete Alonso clocked a two-run homer off the Citi Field restaurant windows beyond the left-field foul pole, but the Mets finished 2-11 in a pivotal stretch of games against the Giants and Dodgers – the top two teams in baseball.
“I honestly think we were right there with them,” Alonso said. “We played every ballgame tooth-and-nail and fought extremely hard and it’s just one hit, one pitch away.”
The untimely slide dropped New York from a half-game back in the NL East to 7 1/2 behind first-place Atlanta.
Next, the third-place Mets (61-66) play 15 in a row against Washington and Miami, the bottom two teams in the division. But it might be too late to get back in the race.
“We can’t fold. We can’t back down,” Alonso said.
Bryant connected in the first off Carlos Carrasco for his 24th home run this season and sixth with the Giants (83-44) since they acquired him from the Chicago Cubs at the July 30 trade deadline.
Four have come against the Mets since Aug. 16, including a solo shot in Wednesday night’s 3-2 victory.
“It’s just really a winning ballclub,” Bryant said.
Alonso tied it with a two-run drive in the sixth that chased starter Alex Wood.
Mike Yastrzemski singled against Seth Lugo (3-2) to begin the eighth, and Curt Casali was grazed by a pitch. Ruf grounded a single through the right side to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead.
The gritty Giants have won five straight, 14 of 17 and 22 of 29. They lead the NL West by 2 1/2 games over the Dodgers.
It was San Francisco’s first three-game sweep of the Mets since June 2014, and first in New York since May 2002.
“Tonight I think we played quality baseball,” Kapler said.
Jarlin Garcia (5-3) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, and Jose Alvarez retired pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil on a grounder with the bases loaded to end the eighth.
“He’s as tough as they come,” Kapler said.
Tyler Rogers got three quick outs for his 12th save.
“I can honestly say I’ve never really been on a team where we had a bullpen like this,” Bryant said. “There’s zero selfishness here.”
Rodón wins in return from injury, White Sox beat Jays 10-7
TORONTO (AP) Luis Robert hit a two-run home run, Carlos Rodon won in his return from the injured list and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 Thursday.
Jose Abreu, Cesar Hernandez and Eloy Jimenez each hit solo shots as the White Sox earned a split in the four-game series.
Rodon (10-5) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Activated off the injured list before the game, the right-hander hadn’t pitched since Aug. 7 because of a sore shoulder.
“Very encouraging,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Can’t wait to send him back out there.”
Tim Anderson had three hits and two RBIs and Leury Garcia had two RBIs and scored twice as the White Sox held on after building a 9-2 lead.
Anderson said the White Sox were motivated to win after striking out 16 times in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss.
“It left a bitter taste in our mouth last night,” Anderson said. “They pitched a heck of a game. I think it was mandatory to want to go out and whup them.”
Marcus Semien hit two home runs for the Blue Jays, a solo shot off Rodon in the first and a two-run blast off Michael Kopech as Toronto closed the gap with a five-run sixth. The homers were Semien’s 31st and 32nd.
It was Semien’s ninth career multi-homer game and his third of the season.
Ryan Tepera and Garrett Crochet each pitched one scoreless inning of relief and Craig Kimbrel finished for his first save with the White Sox, his 24th in 27 chances this season.
Kimbrel said a good fastball helped him wrap it up in just six pitches, all strikes.
“It seemed like my ball was spinning like it was supposed to today,” he said.
Chicago’s first three home runs came off starter Hyun Jin Ryu (12-7). The left-hander had allowed just one home run over his previous eight starts but gave up three in a span of seven batters in the second and third innings.
“Our guys came out there smoking offensively,” La Russa said.
Hernandez hit a two-out solo shot in the second, his 21st. Robert connected after Anderson’s two-out single in the third, his fourth, and Abreu followed with his 27th.
“You’ve got to give that lineup credit because he made some good pitches and they hit the ball out,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “He didn’t really get hit hard but the home runs got him today.”
It was the eighth time in his career Ryu has allowed three homers in a game. He last did it Sept 7, 2020, against the New York Yankees.
Jimenez connected off Trevor Richards in the ninth, his seventh.
Zimmer’s 465-foot HR, big innings lead Indians past Rangers
CLEVELAND (AP) Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run homer into the second deck in right field to highlight a four-run first inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 10-6 on Thursday night.
Zimmer’s 465-foot blast off Jordan Lyles (6-11) hooked toward the foul pole and landed several rows back in the second deck at Progressive Field before bounding into the lower deck.
Zimmer paused briefly near the batters’ box as his towering drive soared from the field of play before starting his home-run trot.
“When you really get one like that, it’s hard to take off running,” he said with a laugh. “You watch it a little bit and then go on your way.”
Indians interim manager DeMarlo Hale asked members of the coaching staff if they had seen a ball hit in that location.
“We haven’t seen too many of them,” Hale said. “Maybe (Jim) Thome went up there, I think someone said.”
Zimmer, who drove in three runs, has the two longest home runs hit by a Cleveland player this season. He hit a 471-foot homer to center field on Aug. 9 against Cincinnati in Cleveland, but couldn’t say which was the best accomplishment.
“Oh man, the one tonight felt good, pretty good,” he said. “It’s hard to choose. They were pretty much the same feeling.”
Texas tied the game with two runs in the second and two in the third, but Cleveland put together another four-run inning in the fourth.
Andres Gimenez’s RBI double gave Cleveland the lead. Amed Rosario had a sacrifice fly and Jose Ramirez and Franmil Reyes added RBI singles as the Indians (63-62) moved past .500 for the first time since Aug. 2.
Ramirez, whose fielding error helped Texas tie it in the third, matched a career high with three stolen bases, and Reyes drove in two runs. Myles Straw hit a leadoff home run in the first and rookie Owen Miller homered in the fifth.
Trevor Stephan (3-0) allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings.
Judge’s single sends Yankees past A’s for 12th straight win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third consecutive game and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 7-6 on Thursday night for their 12th straight victory and longest winning streak in nearly 60 years.
Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his 300th career save, becoming the 31st pitcher to reach the milestone. Jonathan Loaisiga (9-4) struck out two over two innings for the win.
Joey Gallo crushed a three-run drive in the third for a 6-0 lead before Oakland came back, tying it on Josh Harrison’s homer in the fifth.
Judge doubled leading off the eighth as New York loaded the bases against Sergio Romo, who escaped unscathed. Lou Trivino (5-7) began the ninth hours after manager Bob Melvin said he would remain the closer despite consecutive blown saves after converting 14 straight.
Anthony Rizzo drew a two-out walk from Trivino and Tyler Wade entered as a pinch-runner. He stole second and reached third on catcher Sean Murphy’s throwing error before coming home on Judge’s line drive.
New York has the club’s longest winning streak since a run of 13 straight victories from Sept. 1-12, 1961, and the Yankees moved a season-best 23 games above .500 at 75-52.
Stanton connected for his 23rd homer and fifth in eight games moments after fuming manager Aaron Boone was ejected by plate umpire Todd Tichenor for arguing balls and strikes. Boone repeatedly gestured and yelled before finally making his way to the tunnel and clubhouse.
Brett Gardner homered one out later to back right-hander Jameson Taillon, who didn’t reach five innings for a decision but has still won seven straight decisions since a May 31 loss to Tampa Bay in the Bronx. Rizzo added an RBI double in the third.
Matt Chapman and Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the third, the fifth time the A’s have done so this season. Chapman drew a bases-loaded walk and Elvis Andrus a two-run single that chased Taillon in the A’s three-run fourth.
Oakland right-hander James Kaprielian struck out eight but was clobbered from the start after he had been 2-0 with a 3.31 ERA in three starts since coming off the injured list.
The stumbling A’s, who reached the playoffs each of the past three seasons, lost their fifth straight – four by two or fewer runs – on a night attendance was a dismal 8,147.
Sale and Dalbec lead Red Sox to 12-2 rout of Twins
BOSTON (AP) Red Sox ace Chris Sale joined Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers on record with three immaculate innings, Bobby Dalbec homered twice and Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 12-2 on Thursday night.
Dalbec drove in seven runs and Rafael Devers hit his 30th homer, a two-run shot during a five-run sixth that helped the Red Sox put away the Twins and seal Sale’s third victory in as many starts since his return from Tommy John surgery.
“Today was probably the best my mechanics have been start-to-finish. I really felt like I was staying on top of the baseball. I really kind of found it out in the bullpen before the game,” Sale said.
Sale (3-0) pitched 5 1-3 innings, striking out eight and allowing two runs on two hits. Willians Astudillo’s two-run homer in the fifth accounted for the only runs the Twins managed off Sale.
Astudillo ended up pitching, too, moving over from third base to start the bottom of the eighth and giving the Twins’ actual relievers a breather on a hot night with a flight home still to go.
Dalbec’s three-run homer in the second off of John Gant (4-8) gave Sale some early cushion and started an offensive outburst for the struggling Red Sox, who outhit the Twins 9-3 and drew eight walks.
In Sale’s three starts, Boston has outscored its opponents 34-4.
“The biggest thing I’ve got going for me right now is offense,” Sale said. “That gives myself and the pitching staff a little bit more breathing room to be aggressive. I’m definitely appreciative of that.”
The Red Sox hit multiple homers for the fourth straight game, but the highlight of the night was Sale’s nine-pitch third inning. Sale, whose first immaculate inning came against Baltimore on May 8, 2019. He did it again the following month against Kansas City, then joined Koufax in the third inning Thursday when he struck out Nick Gordon, Andrelton Simmons and Rob Refsnyder on three pitches each. Refsnyder was fooled badly by a slider in the dirt on the final pitch of the inning.
“It was a tough night all the way around. It really was. We faced a guy just coming off an injury and a rehab, but still one of the better pitchers in baseball that you’re going to see,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Koufax completed his immaculate innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers between 1962-64. Sale was the first Red Sox pitcher to do it at Fenway Park since Pedro Martinez on May 18, 2002 against Seattle.
Phillies’ Hoskins out for season with abdominal tear
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rhys Hoskins will miss the rest of the season with an abdominal tear that requires surgery, the Philadelphia Phillies slugger announced Thursday.
Hoskins leads the Phillies with 27 homers and 71 RBIs, and the news is a major blow to the team’s playoff hopes. Philadelphia entered Thursday trailing first-place Atlanta by five games in the NL East.
Hoskins had been playing through an abdominal injury all season, but he aggravated it when he dove awkwardly for a ball at Washington on Aug. 5.
He spent two weeks on the injured list, returned to the lineup Sunday and hit two homers in a win at San Diego. He didn’t start again until Wednesday’s loss to Tampa Bay, during which he made a few plays in the field that further exacerbated the injury.
Hoskins’ final at-bat this season was a game-tying homer in the eighth inning against the Rays.
He said Thursday he can’t move laterally at first base or run well enough to continue playing.
“It stinks,” he said. “The magnitude with where we are as a team and the time of year, as a player you want to be out there to help your team as much as you can. There’s been a lot of effort the last couple weeks to make that an option, but unfortunately sometimes the body just doesn’t respond.”
The Phillies placed Hoskins back on the 10-day injured list. Hoskins said he will likely have surgery within the next week and that the recovery period is 6 to 8 weeks.
Philadelphia has 36 games remaining, although only six of those are against teams with winning records – including a three-game set at Atlanta in late September.
Standing pat: Pac-12 decides it will not explore expansion
(AP) — The Pac-12 said Thursday it will stand pat with its membership and not look to expand the 12-team conference, making it highly unlikely that the Big 12 schools being left behind by Texas and Oklahoma will find new Power Five homes.
The announcement came two days after the Pac-12, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten pledged to work together on governance issues and scheduling agreements in football and basketball.
The formation of a three-conference alliance came a little less than a month after the Southeastern Conference invited Texas and Oklahoma to join the league in 2025. The move would coincide with the end of the Big 12’s current television contract.
With Pac-12 expansion off the board, and both the ACC and Big Ten stating publicly that they are content with their current membership, the eight remaining Big 12 schools appear to have limited options beyond sticking together.
“The decision by Texas and Oklahoma led to significant instability in college athletics and I don’t think instability is good for college athletics, particularly given all the other issues that are facing us right now,” Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff told The Associated Press. “I think you heard my colleagues in the ACC and Big Ten agree with that position that we need to bring a stability back to college athletics.”
The past few months have brought a wave of significant events in college sports, from a stinging Supreme Court ruling in an antitrust case to the advent of college athletes as paid sponsors.
Meanwhile, the NCAA is in the process of sweeping reform as it tries to redefine its mission and there is a proposal in the pipeline to expand the College Football Playoff from four to 12 teams.
The SEC’s move to add OU and Texas led to widespread speculation that it could trigger a wave of conference realignment across the rest of the Power Five.
Just days after the planned move of Texas and Oklahoma became official, Kliavkoff and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby met and discussed whether the the Pac-12 and Big 12 could possibly work together to benefit each conference. Nothing ever came of that, and the Big 12 was left out of the alliance.
Between the alliance and the Pac-12’s standing pat, the threat of widespread school poaching seems to have subsided – at least until the Big 12 decides its next move.
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, part of a four-person Big 12 expansion subcommittee, said Thursday night that the conference would be diligent in making the right strategic decisions to rebuild as strong as possible and remain a Power Five league.
“There is a lot of interest in the Big 12 Conference, there’s a lot of interest for people to be associated with us, to join with us,” Hocutt said, without being specific about which or how many schools had reached out to the league.
When asked about a timeline for potential additions, or how many schools might be added, Hocutt said those are among the questions being worked through by the conference.
The Big 12 expansion subcommittee planned to meet Friday with its conference presidents, and next week with athletic directors for in-person talks with media and television consultants.
The Pac-12 appears positioned to reap some of the benefits of expansion, such as games in the Central and Eastern time zones and exposure to new recruiting territory, through the alliance with the Big Ten and ACC.
Kliavkoff had openly talked recently about how the conference had a group of athletic directors and university presidents analyzing the possibility of expansion, and that their work would be finished soon.
Kilavkoff declined to say which schools had reached out to the Pac-12 about membership, or even how many. He said part of creating the stability the alliance is aiming for included coming to a quick and transparent decision on expansion.
“We did the work necessary to determine that we were happy with our current makeup and that we think we can thrive with 12,” Kilavkoff said. “It was a unanimous vote of our presidents and chancellors to stay at 12.”
Titans’ outbreak now at 9; QB Ryan Tannehill on COVID list
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson made a plea Thursday for people to get the “life-saving” COVID-19 vaccination as the Titans’ virus outbreak grew to nine including quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
“We’ve had two people that I know personally that have lost loved ones over the last couple of days to COVID from symptoms and complications,” Robinson said. “And it’s a lifesaving vaccine.”
Robinson said Tannehill, tight end Geoff Swaim and linebacker Justin March-Lillard joined four other players on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Tannehill practiced Tuesday and talked to reporters afterward.
That makes three Titans starters out. Coach Mike Vrabel revealed Thursday afternoon on a Zoom session with reporters that special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman also has been affected, missing the past two days of work, and likely missing Saturday night’s preseason finale against Chicago (1-1).
The Titans GM said the team is close to being either 97% or 98% vaccinated or with antibodies present, indicating a person recently or previously had COVID-19. Tannehill said at the start of training camp that he was in the process of being vaccinated.
Vrabel announced Sunday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 a day after the Titans beat Tampa Bay 34-3 in Florida following two days of joint practices with the Bucs. He later received monoclonal antibodies treatment.
He said Thursday he is proud of the team’s vaccination rate and that being vaccinated appears to have helped ease symptoms both for himself and Tennessee players.
“It is important because there is no fail safe,” Vrabel said. “We’ve proven that. All we can try to do is maximize our ability to stay safe, to function as a team, to keep our families safe, to do our jobs and do them well.”
Vrabel will miss Saturday’s game because he has yet to test negative even once. Matt Barkley, who signed with the team Aug. 5, will start against the Bears and rotate with Logan Woodside every two series as they compete to back up Tannehill.
Tennessee stepped up precautions and required masks inside the team’s headquarters starting Tuesday. Robinson said the Titans are going “above and beyond” what they did last season when they had the NFL’s first virus outbreak.
The number of positive COVID-19 cases have been rising in both Florida and Tennessee. Robinson’s oldest daughter, Taylor, has several auto-immune issues, including Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
Robinson said they see the spread outside their team in Tennessee.
“My sister’s a school teacher back in Union City, and she said it’s rampant in their school and they’re doing everything they can …,” Robinson said. “I think everybody’s doing everything they can to try to help it. And the biggest thing is the vaccination, because it does save lives.”
Being vaccinated made him feel safe going out to dinner while in Florida last week.
“If you do contract it and you’re vaccinated, it looks like the science has shown that you’re sick for a day or two and then you’re going to get through that,” Robinson said. “So there’s comfort in going out to dinner and trying to get back to some degree of normalcy, which we all want to do. And I know that the vaccine helps.”
NFL and NFL Players Association protocols require two negative tests over 48 hours for someone who tested positive can return or face a 10-day minimum quarantine.
Reserve offensive lineman Kendall Lamm, has asthma and said he has been vaccinated because he wants to live a long life and have a family and children.
“The protocols and stuff they do here, they’re on it,” Lamm said of the Titans. “They’re on it top notch and I truly appreciate that because for someone who has asthma, it lets me sleep better at night.
Linebacker Harold Landry was the first starter affected by this latest virus outbreak, going on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
The others on the list include defensive lineman Anthony Rush, linebacker Nick Dzubnar and running back Jeremy McNichols. The reserve/COVID-19 list is for players who either test positive for the virus or are in quarantine after close contact with an infected person.
Butler Soccer and Oakland End 0-0 After 110 Minutes
The Bulldogs opened the 2021 regular season with a strong defensive performance, but could not find the net in a 0-0 double-overtime draw with visiting Oakland Thursday night at the Sellick Bowl.
The match was the season-opener for both teams.
KEY MOMENT: Butler’s Griffin DeBolt was presented with a red card in the 82nd minute of the match. The Bulldogs played a man down for the remaining 28 minutes.
In the 27 th minute, Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. was able to weave through several Oakland defenders near the top of the box, ultimately being dragged down. The ensuing penalty kick was off target.
Butler’s next best chance in the match came in the 75th minute as Tommy Visser collected a ball which had found its way across the top of the box to the left side. His blast from 15 yards out was turned away with a diving save by Oakland keeper Alessio Carbone.
Gabriel Gjergji posted the clean sheet for the Bulldogs, making one save.
Butler had a 15-8 advantage in shots and an 18-9 advantage in corner kicks; Cabrera, Jr. led the Bulldogs with five shots.
Freshmen Philip Halvorsen, Nick Okoro, and Quint Breitkreuz each got the start in their first regular season match in a Butler uniform. Henri Kumwenda also saw first half minutes in his first collegiate outing.
Cabrera, Jr., Jack Haywood, and center backs Rhys Myers and Perrin Barnes joined Gjergji in playing all 110 minutes.
The match was originally scheduled for 5 p.m., but was moved to the evening due to extreme heat in the forecast. The match began after 10 p.m. following a Butler women’s soccer match.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs make the short trip to Bloomington Tuesday for what has become an annual meeting with Indiana. The Hoosiers are ranked second in the preseason national poll. The kick is scheduled for 8 p.m.
FISHER DELIVERS GAME WINNER ON HER BIRTHDAY
MADISON, Wis. – Notre Dame women’s soccer’s Sammi Fisher had a birthday to remember. With the Fighting Irish (2-0-1) and Wisconsin Badgers (2-1-0) deadlocked at 1-1 in overtime, the 22-year-old converted a penalty kick to deliver the victory for the blue and gold.
Freshman Korbin Albert scored her first career goal in the eighth minute to get the Irish on the scoreboard. The goal was assisted by Olivia Wingate. Fisher then tallied her second goal of the season and 18th of her career.
How It Happened
In the eighth minute, Fisher connected on a back-heel pass to Wingate, who took the ball to the goal-line down the left hand side before finding Albert in the middle of the box. As a result, the Irish took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
However, Wisconsin leveled it in the 61st minute when they received a penalty kick after a Badger player was fouled off the ball off a cross.
Later, with just nine minutes left in regulation, Maddie Mercado made the defensive play of the game. The junior was patrolling the goal line off a Wisconsin corner kick and saved what would have been a badger goal, clearing the ball with a header.
Also to note, goalkeeper Mattie Interian recorded a diving save just moments prior to keep Notre Dame level.
Albert almost made it a multi-goal night when what would have been her go-ahead goal from 20 yards out bounced off the crossbar.
Yet, all that set the stage for the birthday girl, who converted the game-winning penalty kick just two minutes into overtime for the 2-1 Notre Dame victory.
The Irish travel to Milwaukee to challenge Marquette on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. ET.
FB Preview | Sycamores open up 2021 season against Eastern Illinois
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State opens up the long-awaited 2021 season this weekend as the Sycamores welcome Eastern Illinois to Memorial Stadium for the Week Zero kickoff. Game time between the Sycamores and the Panthers is set for 6:05 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN+ and WZJK 105.5 FM.
Game Day Information and Activities
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Giveaway: Clear Bags and Chick-Fil-A
The first 500 fans into the gates on Saturday will receive a free Indiana State Sycamores clear bag, as well as a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich coupon courtesy of Chick-Fil-A located at 3675 S US Highway 41, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
Updated Tailgating and Clear Bag Policies
Indiana State Athletics announced updated tailgating and clear bag policies for the 2021-22 athletic year in early August. The policies are consistent with other members in both the Missouri Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference. To find out more, click here.
Sycamore Athletics Lands New Flagship Radio Home
Indiana State has found a new home radio station. Sycamore Athletics and DLC Media have reached a three-year agreement to bring ISU sports to 105.5 FM. To see more, click here.
Football Season Tickets Still on Sale/Mobile Ticketing
Indiana State football season ticket membership renewals and new season ticket memberships are now on sale for the 2021 season. Season tickets start at just $50 for adults and $20 for youth. Faculty, staff, seniors and members of the I-Club can purchase tickets for just $45 while Family Packs are available for just $140. Chairback rentals are available for $20. To find out more, click here.
Game Notes of Interest
It’s been 644 days since Indiana State hit the field to cap off the 2019 season as the Sycamores hit the field this weekend against Eastern Illinois. The Sycamores will be hitting the field for the first time since the end of the 2019 season after topping Missouri State on the road in the season finale, 51-24.
Continuing the Winning Streak
Indiana State will look to continue a winning streak that dates back since the final two games of the 2019 season. The Sycamores wrapped up their last action with back-to-back wins against Youngstown State (24-17) and Missouri State (51-24) to finish the season on a winning streak. Since ISU did not play in the 2020 season, the Sycamores boast one of the longest winning streaks in the nation from a timing standpoint.
Longest Running Rivalry
The Indiana State and Eastern Illinois series is the longest running rivalry in Sycamores’ history dating back to their first contest in 1901. The teams have competed off and on over the last few years with ISU hosting the contest 48 times in Terre Haute.
Indiana State faces off against a familiar opponent to open the 2021 season as the Sycamores and Panthers will take the field for the 88th time in their respective program histories.
The Panthers competed in a shortened 2021 spring season lining up in six games, while two additional contests were affected due to COVID concerns. EIU went 1-5 overall in the shortened season with their lone win coming against Tennessee Tech back on March 21.
Eastern Illinois was selected seventh overall in the Ohio Valley Preseason Poll as announced at the conference media day back in mid-July. EIU received 12 points overall.
Two EIU players were recognized on the conference’s Preseason All-Ohio Valley team with linebacker Jason Johnson and kick returner Matt Judd both receiving preseason honors. Six additional players received Phil Steele preseason recognition with Stephen Elmore, Jaelin Benefield, Jay Vallie, Ben Solomon, James Ubaike, and Colin Bohanek also receiving honors.
Johnson highlights the defense’s efforts heading into the 2021 fall season. He led the OVC in tackles with 66 including six tackles for loss. His 11 tackles per game ranked ninth in the FCS as he posted double-digit tackles in each of the Panthers last four games. He was named a Sophomore All-American following the season by Hero Sports.
Judd averaged 24.8 yards per return with a long return of 53 yards at UT Martin. Judd ranked 13th in the FCS in kick return average for the year. He was also a starter at wide receiver making eight catches for 109 yards with a touchdown.
The Panthers also put together a strong transfer class heading into the season. Elijah Benoit, Justin Growel, Chris Katrenick, Cam Mattox, Logen Neidhardt, Markenzy Pierre, Tyler Ringwood and Kobe Rodgers all joined the roster from various four-year schools to help pace EIU heading into Coach Adam Cushing’s third season.
Hendrix will look to surpass one of the longest streaks in Indiana State football history on opening night as the redshirt junior wide receiver hits the field against Indiana State. The Florence, Ky. native is closing in on Robert Tonyan’s record of 21 consecutive games with at least one reception achieved during the 2015-16 seasons.
Hendrix’s streak dates back to the second game of the 2018 season when he was held without a catch on the road at Louisville. Overall in his career, Hendrix has recorded at least one reception in 22 of his 23 career games played with 12 of those games featuring at least five receptions.
The 6-3 athlete boasts 11 career games with at least 50 receiving yards and three 100-plus yard games over his career. He also two multi-touchdown receiving efforts in the 2018 season.
Hendrix Career 100-yard Games
Oct. 27, 2018 at YSU – Seven catches, 186 yards, 2 TD
Nov. 3, 2018 vs. SD – 11 catches, 111 yards, 2 TD
Nov. 9, 2019 at UNI – Five catches, 135 yards
Quarterback Named for Week One
Head Coach Curt Mallory named a starting quarterback heading into the final weeks of the 2021 season as Northern Illinois transfer Anthony Thompson will get the nod for the opener against Eastern Illinois. The Chicago, Ill. native saw action in five career games with the Huskies, including backup appearances against Central Michigan in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Thompson brings escapability to the pocket and his athleticism and playmaking ability are something Mallory will look for as the team heads to the field for the first time since the 2019 season.
Returner Kurtis Wilderman will also see playing time this season as Mallory expects both signal-callers to see time on the field this season. Wilderman brings back the most game-experience on the roster with action in nine games while making three starts in 2019. Wilderman led the team with 1,170 passing yards and boasted an impressive 68.6% completion percentage. He posted a career-high 220 passing yards against Northern Iowa, while adding two multi-touchdown passing games against both Western Illinois and South Dakota State.
Running Game in Good Hands
Gone is former great Dominique Dafney, but the Indiana State running game is in good hands as 2019 leading rusher Peterson Kerlegrand is back in the backfield for the 2021 season. The senior tailback paced the Sycamores in total attempts and rushing yards, while also recording the longest run from scrimmage on the team in the 2021 season.
Kerlegrand finished seventh overall in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in the 2019 season in rushing yards (746) and posted the ninth-highest all-purpose yardage totals (897) in the MVFC in his last live action on the field. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native recorded a career-high 208 all-purpose yards against Dayton in the 2019 season with a career-high 194 rushing yards coming on 17 carries against the Flyers. He finished fourth overall on the team with 19 catches for 151 yards to help pace the Sycamores on the year.
Tight End U
One of the more recently famous Indiana State alumnni put the Sycamores on the map in current NFL player and 2020 tight end touchdown leader Robert Tonyan. Tonyan set a multitude of ISU marks over his career after starting his Sycamores’ run at quarterback, before converting to wide receiver in his junior season. Another recent tight end also has seen success in Dominique Dafney also lining up on the Packers this past season.
Indiana State has another former quarterback who has made the switch to a receiver position as redshirt senior and 2021 captain Zach Larkin made the switch back in 2017. The 6-5 athlete has continued to bulk up in the position on his way to putting 250-pounds on a solid frame. Larkin made his impact felt in the 2019 season after seeing action in all 12 games with 11 starts at tight end. He posted 12 catches for 109 yards and a touchdown – and more importantly – carved out a niche in the passing game down the stretch with at least one catch in each of the final seven games of the season.
Powering the Trenches
The Indiana State offensive line returns one of the deepest units in recent history as the Sycamores return starters at four of the five positions, while adding impressive depth through the transfer portal. Edwards returns to helm the unit, but center Alvin Clemons, left tackle Carter Herrin, right guard Jose Vazquez IV and right tackle Joel Stevens combine to provide a unit that has weathered the storm over the last season. Expect the unit to be ready for the battle.
Running Back Depth
Peterson Kerlegrand returns as the program’s leading rusher heading into the 2021 season. The Fort Wayne, Ind. native has seen action in 22 games over the last two seasons, including nine starts in the 2019 season. He took full advantage of the opportunity to finish among the conference’s leaders in rushing yards per game, while boasting 5.5 yards per carry.Kerlegrand added two 100-yard rushing efforts in the season, including a career-high 194 yards against Dayton on 17 carries. He added three touchdowns and will be expected to once again carry the load heading into the year.
Behind Kerlegrand sits a little bit of the unknown as only one other returning back on the roster has recorded a carry (Matt Sora). First up on the depth chart is San Diego State transfer Justin Dinka. Dinka redshirted in the 2019 season with the Aztecs, but brings an impressive track record to the field after rushing for 3,549 yards and 44 touchdowns at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. Sora, Kyle Franklin, Dawson Basinger, Korbin Allen, Derrick McLaughlin, and Omarion Dixon will also battle for playing time in the 2021 season.
Bringing In The Ball
Even with the loss of Dakota Caton to a season-ending injury, the Indiana State receiving game is still in strong hands with the return of Dante Hendrix, Rontrez Morgan, and Daijon Collins. Hendrix is the big name and returns with the most receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns on the roster, while Morgan and Collins both made impressive strides down the stretch and in 2020.
Morgan broke out in a big way in the 2018 campaign with a career-high nine catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. Collins wrapped up the 2019 campaign with catches in six consecutive games, including a five-catch performance against South Dakota State. Both receivers are expected to play a major part in ISU’s success this season.
MEN’S SOCCER EARNS ROAD RESULT TO OPEN 2021 CAMPAIGN
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – A stingy, unrelenting IUPUI defense led the Jaguars to a result on the road to open the 2021 campaign on Thursday night (Aug. 26) as head coach Brian Barnett’s squad played Bowling Green to a scoreless tie. IUPUI was outshot by a 24-4 count, but stayed organized and unfazed in earning a draw against the reigning Mid-American Conference champs.
“I completely have nothing but love and admiration for the performance we got from our team tonight,” Barnett said. “Grit and the will to compete are fantastic assets as we continue to find ourselves.”
And while the IUPUI goalkeeping duo of Quinn McCallion and Lucas Morefield combined to make eight stops in the shutout, the key play of the night came in the 105th minute when Tommy Patacca cleared a shot off the endline after getting past Morefield. Morefield and a Bowling Green attacker collided going for a loose ball resulting in an attempt headed for paydirt. However, Patacca, an Ohio-native, was able to sprint to his left and redirect the shot off target in front of a rabid group of BGSU fans in the endzone, preserving the clean sheet.
“Opening the regular season with a shutout was a great result for our squad,” Patacca said. “We hold our defensive organization to a high importance so it was rewarding to see it executed in the run of play. This team is motivated and always willing to compete. We’re looking forward to the next competition on Sunday.”
While IUPUI (0-0-1) didn’t muster much offense and rather absorbed the Falcons’ attack for much of the opening 45 minutes, the Jags did challenge in the final minute via a pair of long Corey Goede throw-ins. The first of the two nearly saw Patacca sneak a shot past as the final seconds ticked away.
After the break, IUPUI was more engaged in the attack to start the second half, including a combination between Luke Liljegren and Chris Workman that resulted in a pass rolled through traffic with no recipient. In the 54th minute, sophomore Logan Finnegan got free and tried to catch BGSU goalkeeper Logan Kowalczyk off his line, but misfired right of target from just inside midfield.
Defensively, McCallion was brilliant against the relentless BGSU attack before leaving early in the second half. He made a spectacular diving stop on a Kale Nichols attempt in the 57th minute and provided an encore in the 59th minute when he dropped to his knees to defend a Joey Akpunonu blast. However, that would be his final stop of the night as the Jaguars’ ace went to the sidelines with an injury suffered just moments prior.
Morefield came on in relief and was immediately tested. He immediately saw Alberto Anaya blast a restart from just beyond the 18-yard box high of frame. In the 72nd minute, Morefield made a diving stop of a Roberto Garrido attempt, pushing the scoring attempt just wide of target.
The Jaguars put some pressure on the BGSU defense late in regulation, repeatedly getting flank service which resulted in shot attempts from Anthony Saporito and Tylin Broaders. Neither got on target as Kowalczyk made just one save in his shutout.
Jacob Erlandson led the Falcons with four shot attempts. McCallion made five saves in his 59 minutes of work while Morefield added three over the final 51 minutes.
IUPUI will return to action on Sunday (Aug. 28) when it treks to Xavier for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff in Cincinnati. That contest will be broadcast on FloFC.
Valpo Basketball Adds Stanford to Nonconference Schedule
The latest addition to the Valparaiso University men’s basketball nonconference schedule is a special one for head coach Matt Lottich.
Lottich will be back in familiar territory on Wednesday, Nov. 17 as Valpo visits his alma mater, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.
“Going back to Stanford is going to be a significant honor for me,” Lottich said. “A huge thank you to Coach (Jerod) Haase for agreeing to play the game. He’s a coach who cares about the alumni and understood how important this would be to me. I’m extremely honored and excited to go back there. Our guys are excited to play a game like this. Stanford is going to be a good team playing in a good conference. We’ve been close the last couple years playing in challenging road environments like this, so we’re looking forward to the opportunity to go there to try to win.”
Lottich played at Stanford from 2000-2004 and helped lead the Cardinal to the Pac-10 title while earning NABC All-Star honors, a recognition bestowed upon the top 15 seniors in college basketball. Lottich was a member of the Wooden Award midseason watch list as a senior. He was a member of the program’s conference championship squad as a freshman in 2000-2001 and finished his career ranked among Stanford’s single-season and career leaders in 3-pointers made.
This will mark the fourth meeting between Valpo and Stanford and first since Nov. 29, 1997, a 70-65 victory for the Cardinal, then ranked No. 15 nationally. Valpo will seek its first victory over Stanford.
Stanford enjoyed a winning record at 14-13 in 2020-2021 including a 10-10 mark in Pac-12 play. The Cardinal had three wins over Sweet 16 teams and two over Elite Eight programs last season. This year’s freshman class is the program’s third top-20 recruiting class in the last four seasons, led by five-star forward Harrison Ingram.
Mastodon Men’s Soccer Season Opener Goes to Northern Illinois 1-0
DEKALB, Ill. – Purdue Fort Wayne’s first win of the season will have to wait for another day. The Huskies defeated the Mastodons 1-0 on Thursday (Aug. 26) in a non-league men’s soccer contest.
The match was scoreless for 71 minutes before the Huskies got on the board in the 72nd minute. Enrique Banuelos scored the goal for the Huskies.
Northern Illinois earned the majority of the shots in the first half, but the second half was tighter. NIU held a 9-5 edge in shots in the second and just a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks in the final 45 minutes.
The Mastodons’ best chance to score came in the 53rd minute. Keith Larson used a bicycle kick off a corner kick to put the ball on the frame. It clanked off the crossbar and the game stayed scoreless.
Larson finished with two shots for the ‘Dons with one on goal in addition to his one that hit the woodwork. Ali Nasser added a shot on goal for the ‘Dons.
Erik Josson made eight saves for the ‘Dons. Martin Sanchez earned the shutout for Northern Illinois.
The ‘Dons fall to 0-1-0 while the Huskies move to 1-0-0. Purdue Fort Wayne will return to action on Sunday (Aug. 29) against Bellarmine.
Women’s Soccer Set To Play Two Non-League Matches This Weekend
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team is set to play two matches this weekend. The first match is on Friday, Aug. 27 (8 p.m.) against Eastern Illinois at the Hefner Soccer Complex. The Mastodons will then travel to Louisville, Ky. for a match against Bellarmine on Sunday, Aug. 29 (1 p.m.).
Game Day Information For Aug. 27
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0-1, 0-0-0 Horizon League) vs. Eastern Illinois (1-1-0, 0-0-0 Missouri Valley Conference)
When: Friday, August 27 | 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Hefner Soccer Complex | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Series History: 2-3-0. All five matches between the Mastodons and Panthers have come between 2015 and 2019 with the Mastodons winning the last match 1-0 in 2019 in Charleston, Ill.
Live Stats: Link
Weather: 40 percent chance of rain, high of 88 degrees
Game Day Information For Aug. 29
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0-1, 0-0-0 Horizon League) at Bellarmine (0-0-1, 0-0-0 ASUN Conference)
When: Sunday, August 29 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Owsley B. Frazier Stadium | Louisville, Ky.
Series History: 1-1-0. The last time the Mastodons and Knights played was in 2000 when both teams were members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The Mastodons won the match 2-1 in Fort Wayne.
Live Stats: Link
Weather: Sunny, high of 91 degrees
Scouting The Mastodons
The Mastodons are coming off a 3-1 win against Morehead State on Sunday, Aug. 22. The Mastodons 1-0-1 record is the best start to a season in program history through two matches. Morgan Reitano, Mackenzie Evans and Megan Sinnott each scored a goal for the ‘Dons in the win. Kelsey Gallagher had two assists and Gigi Riccicardi added an assist as well. In 191 minutes in net, Samantha Castaneda had 12 saves and allowed one goal.
One of the key reasons for the Mastodons’ hot start is the impact of the freshman class. Student-athletes such as Ricciardi, Kayla Shebar, Marisa Metzger and Bella Reitano have all played significant minutes to start the season and played a big role in the ‘Dons start to the season.
The sister duo of Morgan and Bella Reitano had a big impact on the ‘Dons two exhibition matches earlier this season. The two combined for three goals and one assist.
Scouting The Panthers
EIU comes into Friday’s match with a 1-1 record. The Panthers dropped its first game of the season to Indiana State by a score of 3-1 but won the following match against the University of Illinois Springfield, a Division II opponent, 3-0. Nicoletta Anuci leads the Panthers in goals (2) and points (5), and is tied for second in shots (5) shots on goal (2) and assists (1).
Jake Plant enters his fourth year as the EIU head coach with an overall record of 13-26-11.
Scouting The Knights
The Knights enter the week with a 0-0-1 record after a 1-1 double OT tie to the University of Evansville. Katie Gawrys scored the Knights’ only goal against Evansville in the 54th minute, Regan Kommor was credited with the assist. Before Sundays game, the Knights will face Horizon League member Wright State on Thursday, Aug. 26. The 2020-21 season marked the first regular season in Division I for Bellarmine where it went 2-6-3.
Prior to its time in Division I, the Knights played in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.
Chris Tinius enters his eighth year as the head coach of Bellarmine. He owns a record of 75-31-26 overall (73-25-22 at the Division II level).
The Mastodons will travel to Iowa City, Iowa for a match against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday, Sept. 2 (7 p.m.). The Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Tournament last season and earned a win in the NCAA Tournament.
Mastodons to Host Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational Presented by Sonesta Select
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team is set to open the 2021 season on Friday, August 27 when the Mastodons host the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational Presented by Sonesta Select in the Gates Sports Center.
Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational Game Day Information
When: Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Arnie Ball Court
Live Stats: Live Stats
Match Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne | SIUE | Evansville | Kent State
Attendance Policy: All fans are welcome, must be masked regardless of vaccination status in accordance with Purdue Fort Wayne guidelines
Tickets: Student tickets available on the Mastodon App, all others tickets available here: Friday | Saturday
Friday, August 27
11 a.m. – SIUE vs. Evansville – ESPN+
4:30 p.m. – Evansville vs. Kent State – ESPN+
7 p.m. – SIUE at Purdue Fort Wayne – ESPN+
Saturday, August 28
11 a.m. – Evansville at Purdue Fort Wayne – ESPN+
1:30 p.m. – Kent State vs. SIUE – ESPN+
7 p.m. – Kent State at Purdue Fort Wayne – ESPN+
Know Your Foes
• SIUE had a 10-4 season in the spring of 2021, earning a berth to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. However, the Cougars did not compete in that tournament because they had to pause due to COVID-19 protocols. SIUE has three of their top five point-scorers back from the spring 2021 season in Sydney Hummert (2.77 kills per set), Savannah Christian (2.50 kills per set) and Annie Ellis (2.07 kills per set).
• Evansville had a 6-14, 5-13 season in the Missouri Valley Conference in the spring. The Purple Aces did not qualify for the MVC Tournament. Alondra Vazquez and Melanie Feliciano were the leaders on the team last season, averaging 4.43 and 3.89 kills per set, respectively. They are both back to lead Evansville this season.
• Kent State is coming off a 12-9 season in the Mid-American Conference last year after winning eight of their first nine matches. The Golden Flashes return their entire starting seven, including top outside hitter Savannah Matthews, setter Alex Haffner and libero Erin Gardner.
Before Friday’s match against SIUE, Purdue Fort Wayne Student Life will hold a tailgate outside of the Gates Sports Center beginning at 6 p.m. All fans are welcome to attend.
Katie Crowe was selected as the Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year for the spring 2021 season. Crowe is the first Mastodon to be named Player of the Year since Emily Spencer was the Summit League Player of the Year in 2014. Crowe is also the first Mastodon of any sport to be named Horizon League Player of the Year. In her first year in the League, she was named Player of the Week four times, more than any other player. She became the fourth player in Horizon League history to win the Player of the Week honor four times in a season. Crowe was the league-leader in kills per set at 4.23 and points per set at 4.67. In addition to her offensive numbers, Crowe recorded 178 digs, which was 13th among all players in the League. This averaged to 3.18 digs per set. Crowe finished the regular season with 10 double-doubles in the 16-match slate.
Katie Crowe, Madison Gates, Sydney Boerst and Ramei Jackson picked up All-League honors in the Mastodons’ first season in the Horizon League. Crowe and Gates earned spots on the All-League First Team, Boerst was a Second Teamer and Jackson was named to the All-Freshman Team. Crowe was also the League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.
Purdue Fort Wayne’s .246 hitting percentage in the spring of 2021 was the highest season-long average in the rally scoring era. The previous best of .228 was set in 2016.
Is That Good?
Purdue Fort Wayne hit over .300 in six matches last season. The ‘Dons are 6-0 in those matches and 27-0 under head coach Steve Florio when they hit at least .300.
Make It A Double
Katie Crowe had 10 double-doubles in the spring 2021, with 45 total in her career. She has recorded back-to-back double-doubles against three opponents in the spring: Youngstown State, Cleveland State and Green Bay. Madison Gates had 10 double-doubles last season with 23 in her career.
Meet The Freshmen
The Mastodons have four freshmen on the roster: Jen Springer, Leigha Baldwin, Claire Pape and Nicole Jones. Springer recorded over 1,300 digs in high school at the libero spot. Baldwin and Pape, both middle blockers, were both All-Conference selections at Perrysburg and New Bremen High Schools, respectively. Jones, a setter, was a state champion in 2018 and placed third in 2019.
Diggin’ Up Everything
Rachael Crucis is third in program history in career digs per set at 4.65.
1. Tessa McGill (4.77, 2009-12)
2. Peachy Jankowski (4.67, 2004-07)
3. Rachael Crucis (4.65, 2019-present)
4. Olivia Hahn (3.93, 2013-16)
5. Katie Bruening (3.58, 1997-98)
Moving Up the Career Charts
Katie Crowe is 11th on the program’s career kills list and 13th on the digs list, with 1,185 and 1,196 in her four seasons.
7. Julie Huber (1,295, 1989-92)
8. Jessica Miller (1,254, 2005-08)
9. Maya Schlindwein (1,231, 2007-10)
10. Somer Johnson (1,210, 2013-16)
11. Katie Crowe (1,192, 2017-present)
9. Jen Milligan (1,354, 2010-13)
10. Nicole Rightnowar (1,348, 2015-18)
11. Sarah Leffers (1,290, 2000-03)
12. Julie Parrot (1,248, 1993-96)
13. Katie Crowe (1,205, 2017-present)
Dishing ’em Out
Madison Gates is also moving up the program’s career assists list. She ranks 12th with 1,305.
8. Jill Lyon (2,975, 1990-93)
9. Madison Spence (2,168, 2011-14)
10. Judy Yagodinski (1,573, 1983-87)
11. Shannon Reuter (1,476, 2006-09)
12. Madison Gates (1,319, 2018-present)
The Crowe’s Perch
In the second set of Purdue Fort Wayne’s 3-0 win over Youngstown State on February 2, 2021, Katie Crowe recorded her 1,000th kill of her career, joining an elite group of Mastodons in the club. She reached the 1,000th dig plateau last season, but with the addition of her 1,000th kill, she became the 10th Mastodon to become a member of both clubs.
Other 1,000-Kill, 1,000-Dig Club Members
Joni Smith (1107 kills, 1319 digs) 1985-88
Heather Teagarden (1669 kills, 1123 digs) 1992-95
Julie Parrot (1180 kills, 1607 digs) 1993-96
Laura Douglas (1904 kills, 1623 digs) 1997-00
Fabiana Souza (2305 kills, 1434 digs) 2002-05
Cynara Martins (1124 kills, 1455 digs) 2004-07
Rebekah Roehm (1506 kills, 1015 digs) 2006-09
Emily Spencer (2106 kills, 1403 digs) 2011-14
Nicole Rightnowar (1584 kills, 1348 digs) 2015-18
The Mastodons will head north to Michigan for the Discover Kalamazoo Classic. the ‘Dons will face off against Southeast Missouri, Big Ten foe Indiana and host Western Michigan.
WOMEN’S DT SOCCER OPENS HOME SLATE WITH DRAW AGAINST THOMAS MORE
INDIANAPOLIS – After starting the year with a 3-0 victory on Saturday in Kentucky, the Marian women’s soccer team opened their 2021 home slate with a draw, ending in a scoreless tie against Thomas More. Marian is now 1-0-1 on the year.
Thomas More out-shot the Knights 9-5 in the tie, displaying the majority of their offense in the second half. Newcomer Lilian Woeste took a pair of shots for the Knights in the first half, while Hannah Wleklinski and Tomisina Staltari each took one in the second half. Staltari had Marian’s final shot on frame, but was denied from 30 yards out in the 87th minute.
Defensively, Kristen Morgan was a wall for Marian, making seven saves in the match. Morgan was tested late, and made a pair of saves in the final 10 minutes, keeping the clean sheet for the Knights.
Marian keeps their unbeaten streak alive, as the program holds a 7-0-2 record since its inception last fall. The Knights will look to add to the streak on September 8 when they play the Central Methodist reserves.
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TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Trojans Ranked No. 1 in NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The reigning NAIA Cross Country National Champions landed as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, as announced in the Coaches’ Preseason Top-25 Poll. The Taylor Trojans received 18 first-place votes and tallied a total of 559 points. TU’s rating at No. 1 ties the highest ranking in program history.
The Trojans have appeared in 57-consecutive polls. TU leads No. 2 Huntington by 25 points and No. 3 Milligan by 34 points.
Taylor is one of six teams from the competitive Crossroads League ranked or receiving votes, including No. 2 Huntington, No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 20 Goshen, RV Grace and RV Spring Arbor.
The Purple and Gold finished with a historic ending to the 2020 season, winning Taylor’s first-ever NAIA National Championship. They also took first place at the 2020 IWU Twilight Classic and the Midwest XC Challenge, while finishing as the runner-up at the Crossroads League Championships. Taylor ended last season with an impressive record of 91-5. The Trojans will look to return to the course strong for their 2021 campaign, after graduating three seniors and bringing on five freshmen.
The No. 1 Taylor men will kick off the season on Friday, September 10 at the Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invite.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Taylor Lands at No. 2 in NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Poll
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After finishing as the third-place team in the nation at the 2020 Cross Country National Championships, the Taylor women’s cross country team landed as the No. 2 ranked team in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top-25 Poll on Thursday morning. The Trojans tallied a total of 530 points, trailing No. 1 St. Francis (Ill.) with 560 points.
The Trojans have appeared in 65-consecutive polls, with 53 of those ratings coming inside the top-10.
TU is one of five Crossroads League teams ranked or receiving votes, including No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 10 Huntington, No. 16 Saint Francis (Ind.) and RV Grace.
The Taylor women capped off an impressive 2020 season with a third-place podium-finish at NAIA Nationals and claimed their eighth-straight Crossroads League Championship. The ladies also won the IWU Twilight Classic, the Ray Bullock Invite and the Midwest XC Challenge. TU ended with a remarkable record of 97-4.
The No. 2 Trojans will kick off the 2021 season on Friday, September 10 at the Indiana Wesleyan Twilight Invite.
VUVB looks to start 2021 season strong at Wallace State’s “Diggin’ in the Den” Classic
VINCENNES, Ind. – The Fall 2021 Trailblazer volleyball team are wrapping up their shortened offseason after playing their 2020 season last spring, as the Blazers prepare for an early tough test in Hanceville, Ala.
The Trailblazers will begin their Fall 2021 campaign Friday, August 27 against Roane State Community College at 5 p.m. eastern, which will immediately be followed by a matchup with Chattanooga State Community College at 7 p.m. eastern.
The two-day classic will conclude for the Blazers on Saturday, Aug. 28 when VU takes on host and No. 18-ranked Wallace State at 10 a.m., followed by the final game of the weekend against Bevill State at 12 p.m. eastern.
“We’re going to see a different type of volleyball at Wallace State this weekend,” VUVB head coach Gary Sien said. “The game is officiated differently down there, some of the calls will be a little different than what we’re used to here in the Midwest.”
“The style of play will be different as well, typically around here we see a faster offense, that we will have to get accustomed to. Most of the teams we’ve scrimmaged, especially at IU-Kokomo played fast and set the ball from antenna to antenna, so we’re going to have to be more patient on defense because the game will possibly be slower than what we’ve seen so far.”
“Since I’ve been here, we have not played against three of these teams,” Sien added. “The only team I’ve coached against is Wallace State. Roane State and Bevill State are both newer programs, so that will be a learning experience because we don’t really have any history against them.”
Vincennes will look to improve on last year’s 15-11 campaign, which included an impressive 10-2 record at the P.E. Complex and a Region 24 Runner-up finish.
The Trailblazers are bolstered by the return of four of their top five scorers from last season in sophomores Jamie Russell (East St. Louis, Ill.), Breanna Metzger (Dale, Ind.), Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) and Emilie Cornelson (Saskatoon, Canada).
Vincennes also returns last season’s libero Grace Earp (Mattoon, Ill.), who led the Blazers in digs this past season and Claudia Mendoza (Washington, Ind.).
“We count on the experience factor at this level, so anytime you can get this many second-year players, or even third-year players in Metzger’s case, it’s extremely valuable,” Sien said. “Last season we only had four returning players and of those four only two really had game experience and this year we have six returners with six years’ worth of game experience. It’s also nice at this level to have returning players who know your philosophy and drills who can quickly assist the incoming freshmen to help them get to know all the different parts of our program.”
“I think our sophomores have been looking forward to this. I don’t think it sat well with them that we lost in the Region Championship last year and I think they feel anxious to get out on the floor and really prove themselves again. One of the things we want every year from our sophomore is to communicate the importance of all of these matches to our incoming freshmen.”
VUVB made several key additions this offseason with a strong 2021 recruiting class that includes a pair of two-time Indiana State Champions in Addison Ainscough (Cannelburg, Ind.) and Hannah Graber (Montgomery, Ind.) from nearby Barr-Reeve High School.
The Trailblazers also added in-state recruits Kaley Roush (Shoals, Ind.) and Josephine Mulligan (Saint John, Ind.).
VU’s recruiting class was capped off with the additions of three International players in Lara Gomes de Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and a pair of Polish outside hitters in Jagoda Szybinska (Poznan, Poland) and six-foot-three Malgorzata Banasiak (Gdynia, Poland).
“All of our freshmen are coming in with great experience from being coached and playing at a high level. Our goal this offseason, was to bring in a lot of experience,” Sien said of this recruiting class. “The things that they already know how to do is far beyond what we normally get from freshmen.”
“Our in-state kids have won Championships at different stages of their volleyball lives, so altogether this is a pretty strong recruiting class. We’ve recruited extremely well this offseason with the vast amount of talent and experience that we are bringing in.”
The Trailblazers will host their first home game of the season Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the P.E. Complex against Shawnee at 6:30 p.m. eastern.
Games at Wallace State will not be livestreamed. All VUVB home games will be livestreamed for free. You can find the link on our website at GoVuTrailblazers.com.
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