INDIANA BASEBALL REGIONALS

4A

AT JASPER

NEW ALBANY VS. JASPER

COLUMBUS EAST VS. MOORESVILLE

AT NEW PALESTINE

ANDERSON VS. CATHEDRAL

NEW PALESTINE VS. BROWNSBURG

AT LAFAYETTE JEFF

HOMESTEAD VS. FORT WAYNE CARROLL

HARRISON VS. ZIONSVILLE

AT LAPORTE

CROWN POINT VS. LAKE CENTRAL

SOUTH BEND ADAMS VS. PENN

3A

AT SOUTHRIDGE

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL VS. VINCENNES LINCOLN

SILVER CREEK VS. CONNERSVILLE

AT DANVILLE

WEST VIGO VS. BREBEUF

LEBANON VS. BEECH GROVE

AT OAK HILL

WAWASEE VS NEW CASTLE

FORT WAYNE DWENGER VS NORWELL

AT GRIFFITH

WESTERN VS. GLENN

ANDREAN VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH

2A

AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI

LINTON STOCKTON VS. NORTH DECATUR

FOREST PARK VS. PROVIDENCE

AT PARK TUDOR

CASCADE VS. CENTERVILLE

PARKE HERITAGE VS. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

AT CARROLL FLORA

WAPAHANI VS. EASTERN

DELPHI VS. CARROLL

AT WHITING

EAST SIDE VS. FAIRFIELD

WINAMAC VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN

1A

AT LOOGOOTEE

NEW WASHINGTON VS. TECUMSEH

BARR REEVE VS. BORDEN

AT MORRISTOWN

RISING SUN VS. SHAKAMAK

TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN VS. INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (INDIANA SRN)

AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC

COWAN VS. ROSSVILLE

UNION CITY VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC

AT SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON

SOUTH CENTRAL VS. CASTON

FREMONT VS. MORGAN TWP.

INDIANA SOFTBALL SEMI STATE

4A

AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE

RONCALLI VS. PENDLETON HEIGHTS

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE VS. SHELBYVILLE

HARRISON

CROWN POINT VS. PENN

COLUMBIA CITY VS. HARRISON

3A

AT BROWN COUNTY

PIKE CENTRAL VS. TRI WEST HENDRICKS

CATHEDRAL VS. CORYDON CENTRAL

AT TWIN LAKES

LEO VS. KANKAKEE VALLEY

YORKTOWN VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH

2A

AT FOREST PARK

EASTERN HANCOCK VS. NORTH POSEY

EASTERN VS. SOUTH VERMILLION

AT WARSAW

WHITKO VS. NORTH NEWTON

MADISON GRANT VS. EASTSIDE

1A

NORTH DAVIESS

HAUSER VS.  TRINITY LUTHERAN

TECUMSEH VS. CLAY CITY

AT FRANKFORT

ROSSVILLE VS. NORTH MIAMI

SOUTH CENTRAL VS COWAN

BOYS GOLF SECTIONALS

1. VALPARAISO (9) | FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM CT 
BOONE GROVE, CHESTERTON, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HAMMOND MORTON, HOBART, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO, WHEELER

2. LAKE CENTRAL (12) | PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8 AM CT 
ANDREAN, CALUMET, CROWN POINT, GRIFFITH, HANOVER CENTRAL, HIGHLAND, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LAKE CENTRAL, LOWELL, MERRILLVILLE, MUNSTER, WHITING

3. LAPORTE (10) | BEECHWOOD GOLF COURSE | FRI, 8 AM CT 
KNOX, LACROSSE, LAPORTE, MICHIGAN CITY, NEW PRAIRIE, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, OREGON-DAVIS, RIVER FOREST, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), WESTVILLE

4. LOGANSPORT (13) | DYKEMAN PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9:30 AM ET 
CASTON, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (DEMOTTE), KANKAKEE VALLEY, LOGANSPORT, NORTH NEWTON, PIONEER, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-COUNTY, TWIN LAKES, WEST CENTRAL, WINAMAC COMMUNITY

5. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (13) | COYOTE CROSSING GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM ET 
BENTON CENTRAL, CARROLL (FLORA), CLINTON CENTRAL, CLINTON PRAIRIE, DELPHI COMMUNITY, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FRONTIER, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, MCCUTCHEON, ROSSVILLE, WEST LAFAYETTE

6. WESTFIELD (10) | ULEN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 8:45 AM ET 
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN, CARMEL, FRANKFORT, GUERIN CATHOLIC, LEBANON, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY, WESTERN BOONE, WESTFIELD, ZIONSVILLE

7. SOUTH BEND RILEY (13) | ERSKINE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
ELKHART, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GLENN, LAVILLE, MISHAWAKA, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, PENN, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND RILEY, SOUTH BEND SAINT JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON, TRINITY SCHOOL AT GREENLAWN

8. NORTHRIDGE (12) | MEADOW VALLEY GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET 
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, BREMEN, CONCORD, FAIRFIELD, GOSHEN, JIMTOWN, LAKELAND, NORTHRIDGE, NORTHWOOD, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WEST NOBLE, WESTVIEW

9. EAST NOBLE (12) | NOBLE HAWK GOLF LINKS – KENDALLVILLE | FRI, 9 AM ET 
ANGOLA, CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), CENTRAL NOBLE, CHURUBUSCO, DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, EASTSIDE, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FREMONT, GARRETT, HAMILTON, LEO

10. WARSAW (12) | ROZELLA FORD GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET 
COLUMBIA CITY, CULVER ACADEMIES, CULVER COMMUNITY, HUNTINGTON NORTH, MANCHESTER, NORTHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, TIPPECANOE VALLEY, TRITON, WARSAW COMMUNITY, WAWASEE, WHITKO

11. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (13) | CHESTNUT HILLS GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE SNIDER, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HERITAGE, HOMESTEAD, NEW HAVEN, WOODLAN

12. PERU (12) | ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
EASTERN (GREENTOWN), KOKOMO, LEWIS CASS, MACONAQUAH, NORTH MIAMI, NORTHWESTERN, PERU, SOUTHWOOD, TAYLOR, TRI-CENTRAL, WABASH, WESTERN

13. NORWELL (12) | TIMBER RIDGE GOLF CLUB | FRI, 9 AM ET 
ADAMS CENTRAL, BELLMONT, BLACKFORD, BLUFFTON, EASTBROOK, MADISON-GRANT, MARION, MISSISSINEWA, NORWELL, OAK HILL, SOUTH ADAMS, SOUTHERN WELLS

14. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (11) | MAPLE CREEK GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA MEMORIAL, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF INDIANA, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, LAWRENCE NORTH, NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS), PARK TUDOR, WARREN CENTRAL

15. NOBLESVILLE (12) | HARBOUR TREES GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, ANDERSON, DALEVILLE, ELWOOD COMMUNITY, FISHERS, FRANKTON, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, LAPEL, NOBLESVILLE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, TIPTON

16. MONROE CENTRAL (12) | HICKORY HILLS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
COWAN, DELTA, JAY COUNTY, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, MUNCIE CENTRAL, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, UNION CITY, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER COMMUNITY, YORKTOWN

17. GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (13) | HAWK’S TAIL OF GREENFIELD | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLUE RIVER VALLEY, EASTERN HANCOCK, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, KNIGHTSTOWN, MORRISTOWN, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), NEW CASTLE, NEW PALESTINE, SHELBYVILLE, SHENANDOAH, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), TRITON CENTRAL, WALDRON

18. UNION COUNTY (11) | LIBERTY COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, CENTERVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, HAGERSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, RICHMOND, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, TRI, UNION (MODOC), UNION COUNTY

19. ATTICA (11) | HARRISON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
ATTICA, COVINGTON, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, GREENCASTLE, NORTH MONTGOMERY, NORTH PUTNAM, PARKE HERITAGE, SEEGER, SOUTH VERMILLION, SOUTHMONT

20. INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS (11) | SOUTH GROVE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BEECH GROVE, BEN DAVIS, BREBEUF JESUIT PREPARATORY, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS), DECATUR CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, INDIANAPOLIS GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE, PIKE, RIVERSIDE, SPEEDWAY

21. MARTINSVILLE (12) | FOXCLIFF GOLF COURSE | MON, 9:30 AM ET 
AVON, BROWNSBURG, CASCADE, CLOVERDALE, DANVILLE COMMUNITY, MARTINSVILLE, MONROVIA, MOORESVILLE, OWEN VALLEY, PLAINFIELD, SOUTH PUTNAM, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS

22. LINTON-STOCKTON (12) | PHIL HARRIS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLOOMFIELD, CLAY CITY, EASTERN GREENE, LINTON-STOCKTON, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), NORTHVIEW, SHAKAMAK, SULLIVAN, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO, WEST VIGO, WHITE RIVER VALLEY

23. VINCENNES LINCOLN (13) | CYPRESS HILLS GOLF CLUB OF VINCENNES | FRI, 9 AM ET 
BARR-REEVE, GIBSON SOUTHERN, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTH KNOX, TECUMSEH, VINCENNES LINCOLN, VINCENNES RIVET, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON CATHOLIC, WOOD MEMORIAL

24. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (12) | HELFRICH HILLS GOLF COURSE | THURS, 7 AM ET | RESULTS 
BOONVILLE, CASTLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE DAY, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE NORTH, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, MT. VERNON, NORTH POSEY

25. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (12) | THE LEGENDS GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
CENTER GROVE, EDINBURGH, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, INDIAN CREEK, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, PERRY MERIDIAN, RONCALLI, SOUTHPORT, WHITELAND COMMUNITY

26. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (12) | CASCADES GOLF COURSE | MON, 8 AM ET 
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, BROWN COUNTY, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CROTHERSVILLE, EDGEWOOD, MITCHELL, SALEM, SEYMOUR, TRINITY LUTHERAN, WEST WASHINGTON

27. GREENSBURG (12) | GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
BATESVILLE, COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EAST CENTRAL, GREENSBURG, HAUSER, JAC-CEN-DEL, LAWRENCEBURG, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, SOUTH DEARBORN,

28. MADISON CONSOLIDATED (11) | SUNRISE GOLF COURSE | MON, 11 AM ET 
AUSTIN, CHARLESTOWN, HENRYVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NEW WASHINGTON, RISING SUN, SCOTTSBURG, SHAWE MEMORIAL, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY

29. JASPER (12) | SULTAN’S RUN GOLF CLUB | FRI, 11:30 AM ET 
CRAWFORD COUNTY, FOREST PARK, HERITAGE HILLS, JASPER, LOOGOOTEE, ORLEANS, PAOLI, PERRY CENTRAL, SOUTH SPENCER, SOUTHRIDGE, SPRINGS VALLEY, TELL CITY

30. PROVIDENCE (12) | COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, CLARKSVILLE, CORYDON CENTRAL, FLOYD CENTRAL, JEFFERSONVILLE, LANESVILLE, NEW ALBANY, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SILVER CREEK, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)

INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS STATE FINALS

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022

QUARTERFINALS | 12 PM ET | CARMEL HS (TOP OF THE BRACKET) 
M1: SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH VS. JASPER 
M2: ZIONSVILLE VS. CARMEL 

QUARTERFINALS | 12 PM ET | CENTER GROVE HS (BOTTOM OF THE BRACKET) 
M3: FISHERS VS. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 
M4: OLDENBURG VS. DELTA 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022

SEMIFINALS | 10 AM ET | CENTER GROVE HS 
M5: M1 WINNER VS. M2 WINNER.
M6: M3 WINNER VS. M4 WINNER. 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP | 2 PM ET | CENTER GROVE HS 
M7: M5 WINNER VS. M6 WINNER. 

INDIANA BOYS STATE FINALS-SATURDAY

SITE: ROBERT C. HAUGH TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON.

ORDER OF EVENTS
3:00 P.M. – POLE VAULT, LONG JUMP AND DISCUS
3:30 P.M. – HIGH JUMP; SHOT PUT
4:15 P.M. – 3200 M RELAY FINALS
5:00 P.M. – 100 M DASH TRIALS
5:15 P.M. – 110 M HIGH HURDLE TRIALS
5:40 P.M. – 200 M DASH TRIALS
6:10 P.M. – OPENING CEREMONIES
6:15 P.M. – 110 M HIGH HURDLES
6:25 P.M. – 100 M DASH
6:35 P.M. – 1600 M RUN
6:45 P.M. – 400 M RELAY
7:05 P.M. – 400 M DASH
7:20 P.M. – 300 M INT. HURDLES
7:45 P.M. – 800 M RUN
8:05 P.M. – 200 M DASH
8:15 P.M. – 3200 M RUN
8:30 P.M. – 1600 M RELAY

ADVANCEMENT FROM STATE MEET TRIALS TO FINALS
1.   110 AND 100 HURDLES, 100; 200
      A.   3 HEATS WITH 9
      B.   1ST, 2ND FROM EACH HEAT PLUS NEXT 3 BEST TIMES.
2.   400 RELAY, 1600 RELAY, 400, 300 HURDLES
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   3 SECTIONS TIMED; 9 PER SECTION
3.   3200 RELAY, 800
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   2 SECTIONS; 1 WITH 13, 1 WITH 14
4.   1600 AND 3200
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   1 RACE TIMED
5.   FIELD EVENTS
      A.   TOP 10 QUALIFY PLUS TIES

INDIANA GIRLS STATE TRACK FINALS-FRIDAY

SITE: ROBERT C. HAUGH TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON. 

ORDER OF EVENTS
3:00 P.M. – POLE VAULT, LONG JUMP AND DISCUS
3:30 P.M. – HIGH JUMP; SHOT PUT
4:15 P.M. – 3200 M RELAY FINALS
5:00 P.M. – 100 M DASH TRIALS
5:15 P.M. – 100 M HIGH HURDLE TRIALS
5:40 P.M. – 200 M DASH TRIALS
6:10 P.M. – OPENING CEREMONIES
6:15 P.M. – 100 M HIGH HURDLES
6:25 P.M. – 100 M DASH
6:35 P.M. – 1600 M RUN
6:45 P.M. – 400 M RELAY
7:05 P.M. – 400 M DASH
7:20 P.M. – 300 M LOW HURDLES
7:45 P.M. – 800 M RUN
8:05 P.M. – 200 M DASH
8:15 P.M. – 3200 M RUN
8:30 P.M. – 1600 M RELAY

ADVANCEMENT FROM STATE MEET TRIALS TO FINALS
1.   110 AND 100 HURDLES, 100; 200
      A.   3 HEATS WITH 9
      B.   1ST, 2ND FROM EACH HEAT PLUS NEXT 3 BEST TIMES.
2.   400 RELAY, 1600 RELAY, 400, 300 HURDLES
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   3 SECTIONS TIMED; 9 PER SECTION
3.   3200 RELAY, 800
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   2 SECTIONS; 1 WITH 13, 1 WITH 14
4.   1600 AND 3200
      A.   NO TRIALS
      B.   1 RACE TIMED
5.   FIELD EVENTS
      A.   TOP 10 QUALIFY PLUS TIES

INDIANA GIRLS LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SATURDAY:

1A: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN VS. EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 4:30 (INDIANA SRN)

2A: CARMEL VS. GUERIN CATHOLIC 1:30 (INDIANA SRN)

INDIANA BOYS LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SATURDAY:

1A: SB ST. JOSEPH VS. GUERIN CATHOLIC 4:00 (INDIANA SRN)

2A: HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN VS. CATHEDRAL 7:00 (INDIANA SRN)

NBA FINALS

GAME 1: BOSTON 120 GOLDEN STATE 108 (BOSTON LEADS SERIES 1 – 0)

GAME 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 5: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC

GAME 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

GAME 4: FRIDAY, JUNE 10: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC(IF NECESSARY)

WNBA

CONNECTICUT 97 LAS VEGAS 90

NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

COLORADO 4 EDMONTON 0 (COLORADO LEADS SERIES 2 – 0)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT

MONDAY, JUNE 6: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT

*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD       

*FRIDAY, JUNE 10: TBD: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, TBD   

*SUNDAY, JUNE 12: TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

FRIDAY, JUNE 3: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS    
SUNDAY, JUNE 5: 3 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
*THURSDAY, JUNE 9: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD        
*SATURDAY, JUNE 11: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, TBD    
*TUESDAY, JUNE 14: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD

MLB

NY YANKEES 6 LA ANGELS 1

NY YANKEES 2 LA ANGELS 1

DETROIT 3 MINNESOTA 2

TAMPA BAY 3 TEXAS 1

TORONTO 8 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3

SEATTLE 7 BALTIMORE 6 (10)

CINCINNATI 8 WASHINGTON 1

MIAMI 3 SAN FRANCISCO 0

MILWAUKEE 5 SAN DIEGO 4

CHICAGO CUBS 7 ST. LOUIS 5

ATLANTA 13 COLORADO 6

LA DODGERS 2 NY METS 0

MINORS

OMAHA 4 INDIANAPOLIS 1

SOUTH BEND 8 DAYTON 4 (10)

GREAT LAKES 5 FORT WAYNE 2

COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES

OKLAHOMA 13 NORTHWESTERN 2

TEXAS 7 UCLA 2

FLORIDA 7 OREGON STATE 1

OKLAHOMA STATE 4 ARIZONA 2

COLLEGE BASEBALL

COLLEGE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FIELD OF 64 BRACKET:

HTTPS://WWW.NCAA.COM/BRACKETS/PRINT/BASEBALL/D1/2022

KNOXVILLE REGIONAL HOSTED BY TENNESSEE

STATESBORO REGIONAL HOSTED BY GA. SOUTHERN

AUSTIN REGIONAL HOSTED BY TEXAS

GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSTED BY EAST CAROLINA

COLLEGE STATION REGIONAL HOSTED BY TEXAS A&M

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL HOSTED BY LOUISVILLE

GAINESVILLE REGIONAL HOSTED FLORIDA

BLACKSBURG REGIONAL HOSTED BY VIRGINIA TECH

STANFORD REGIONAL HOSTED BY STANFORD

COLLEGE PARK REGIONAL HOSTED BY MARYLAND

CHAPEL HILL REGIONAL HOSTED BY NORTH CAROLINA

STILLWATER REGIONAL HOSTED BY OKLAHOMA ST.

CORAL GABLES REGIONAL HOSTED BY MIAMI (FLORIDA)

HATTIESBURG REGIONAL HOSTED BY SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

AUBURN REGIONAL HOSTED BY AUBURN

CORVALLIS REGIONAL HOSTED BY OREGON STATE

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Celtics have huge 4th, beat Warriors in Game 1 of NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Once Boston’s balanced roster of NBA Finals first-timers found a groove from long range, the determined Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard.

Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24 points, Al Horford hit six 3-pointers, and the Celtics rode the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA Finals history to a 120-108 victory over the Warriors in Game 1 on Thursday night.

Horford finished with 26 points and the Celtics outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the final 12 minutes after trailing by 15 points late in the third quarter. The 15th-year big man, who turns 36 Friday, played in 141 previous postseason games, most ever before playing in the NBA Finals.

“I felt like the guys kept finding me time after time. Also Derrick White hit some tough shots there, too,” Horford said. “I was just getting the looks, knocking them down. That’s that.”

Boston made its first seven tries from long distance in the fourth and wound up 9 of 12 beyond the arc in the period as almost everybody got involved in the 3-point flurry. Jayson Tatum was the lone Celtics regular who struggled offensively, finishing 3 for 17, though he did have 13 assists.

Curry scored 34 points in his return to the NBA’s big stage for the first time in three years, but the Warriors couldn’t sustain momentum from a 38-point third quarter that put them ahead 92-80.

“It’s not ideal but I believe in who we are and how we deal with adversity, how we responded all year, how we respond in the playoffs after a loss,” Curry said. “So learn a lot from that fourth quarter, obviously they made a lot of shots. It seemed like they didn’t miss ’til deep into the fourth. When you have a team that just finds a little bit of momentum like they did and they keep making shots, it’s tough to kind of regain that momentum.”

Game 2 is Sunday night back at Chase Center.

The Celtics were the first team to trail a finals game by 10 or more points after three quarters and win by 10 or more, according to Sportradar. They are 8-2 on the road in these playoffs.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling just to be here and competing at this level against such a dynamic franchise the last couple years,” Boston guard Payton Pritchard said. “I think we’re all just looking forward to the challenge to go through the series and try to get it done.”

White’s 3-pointer over Curry with 5:40 remaining tied the game at 103, then Horford hit from deep the next time down as the Celtics took their first lead since halftime.

Boston is looking to capture its record-breaking 18th title, which would move the Celtics past the Lakers – and now is just three wins away from doing it.

Brown, who starred at nearby California for one college season, made consecutive baskets that tied the game at 47 with 5:03 left before halftime and the Celtics led 56-54 at the break. Golden State then used a signature third-quarter spurt, pouring in 38 points to build a big lead.

Brown scored five quick points early in the fourth and assisted on an alley-oop dunk to Robert Williams III as the Celtics pulled back within 92-87 with 9:35 remaining. The lead was four midway through the fourth before Boston blew past Golden State with a 20-2 run that made it 117-103.

Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points in his finals debut and Draymond Green grabbed 11 rebounds before fouling out with 48.3 seconds left. Klay Thompson contributed 15 points as the Warriors began their sixth finals in eight years after making five straight trips from 2015-19 and winning three championships.

They’ll have to win this one from behind after going 21-2 in their previous Game 1s under Steve Kerr.

“It’s a different feeling. You obviously go into Game 2 with more of a sense of desperation. That’s all part of this stuff. We’ve been in this position before,” Kerr said. “Boston played a brilliant quarter. They came in and earned the win.”

Curry scored a smooth 21 points in the opening period on 7-for-8 shooting, including 6 of 8 made 3s – missing a half-court heave at the buzzer. And Boston struggled to keep up with the Warriors’ snappy ball movement and shooters at every spot on the floor.

Otto Porter Jr. returned from a two-game absence to score 12 points off the bench for the well-rested Warriors. Golden State ended its Western Conference final in Game 5 against Dallas a week earlier at home, while Boston was pushed to the limit with a Game 7 victory at Miami last Sunday.

Golden State dropped to 9-1 this postseason at home, where a sellout crowd in yellow finals T-shirts chanted “M-V-P!” for Curry at every chance.

Marcus Smart scored 18 points with four 3s for Boston. The Celtics star took criticism from Kerr for what the Golden State coach called “a dangerous play” lunging at Curry’s left foot on March 16 in a 110-88 Boston rout that sidelined the 2021 scoring champion for a month before his return in Game 1 of the first round facing Denver.

CURRY’S FIRST QUARTER

Curry’s six 3s in the opening 12 minutes were the most ever in any quarter of the NBA Finals. In addition, the 21 points were most since Michael Jordan’s 22 in the fourth quarter of Game 4 vs. Phoenix in 1993.

The Celtics and Warriors combined for 20 3s by halftime, an NBA Finals first-half record.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Williams started after being listed as questionable with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee and finished with eight points and four blocks while playing 24 minutes. Coach Ime Udoka expected him to be limited to about 20 minutes as has been the recent pattern. … Boston and the Warriors were even on the boards at 39. … Tatum scored 12 points.

Warriors: F Andre Iguodala (injured disc in neck), G Gary Payton II (broken left elbow) and Porter (left foot soreness) all were back though Payton didn’t play. 2015 NBA Finals MVP Iguodala checked in with 2:36 left in the first to huge cheers after he missed 12 games. … Golden State is 21-3 in postseason Game 1s dating to the 2014-15 season when the Warriors captured the franchise’s first championship in 40 years – and they had won 13 straight playoff series openers at home, third-longest streak in NBA history, before this.

Trail Blazers reject offer from Nike co-founder, Dodgers co-owner to buy team

The Paul G. Allen Trust declined a bid from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Alan Smolinisky to purchase the Portland Trail Blazers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

“An offer was made by Phil Knight. The team remains not for sale,” the Blazers said.

Night and Smolinsky made a $2-billion bid for the Blazers, reports Wojnarowski. The pair is reportedly expected to continue pursuing the acquisition of the club.

The trust has overseen ownership of the Blazers since Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died in 2018.

Knight is a Portland native, and his involvement indicates a desire to keep the team in his hometown rather than relocate it, Wojnarowski reports.

The most recent team slated to change ownership was the Blazers’ division rival, the Minnesota Timberwolves. Entrepreneur Marc Lore and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez dealt the first increment of the $1.5-billion deal to current owner Glen Taylor in 2021, with the transfer of controlling ownership expected to be completed by 2023.

Knight is looking to acquire his first professional sports team. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame in 2012 for growing and marketing the game of basketball globally thanks to significant financial support through Nike.

Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2

DENVER (AP) As an early birthday present, Colorado backup goaltender Pavel Francouz received a whole lot of defense and a shutout to go with it.

Just not the nod to take over as the starter. That will have to wait.

Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout, Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period and the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

“Since the first seconds, I knew they would help me a lot so that made me more calm,” said Francouz, who turned 32 on Friday. “I could just focus on my play.”

The Avalanche focused on proving a point – that a team known for its speed could also play some tenacious “D.” It was under scrutiny after the Game 1 in which they won 8-6 but nearly squandered a four-goal lead.

This time, they locked in.

“Definitely a confidence booster,” Kadri said. “We can play either way – we can score and we can defend.”

Francouz grew stronger with every save he made as he stepped in for Darcy Kuemper, who left Game 1 with an upper-body injury. Francouz was serenaded with chants of “Frankie! Frankie!” from the crowd.

“It was an overall team effort,” Francouz said. “It was better when they were shouting, `Go, Avs, Go!’ or `Let’s go Avs!.'”

For as good as he was, coach Jared Bednar wasn’t ready to proclaim him the starter moving forward.

“We’ll see,” Bednar said. “We’ll evaluate the game and we’ll talk to Darcy and Frankie and then we’ll make our decision.”

Colorado held Edmonton’s big three of Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evander Kane to seven shots. Draisaitl saw his streak of nine straight games with at least one assist come to an end.

“They’ve got good players. They’ve got good D-men,” McDavid said. “They do a lot of good things, and we’ve got to find a way to figure them out.”

The Avalanche broke through in the second after a scoreless opening period that featured something rarely seen so far in this series – defense. Artturi Lehkonen and Josh Manson scored 15 seconds apart to get things going in the second, with Mikko Rantanen adding another on Kadri’s third assist.

Nathan MacKinnon scored late in the third. He had 11 shots.

Game 3 is Saturday in Edmonton. The Avalanche are 5-0 on the road so far in these playoffs, and 15-4 in a best-of-seven series when taking a 2-0 lead.

Mike Smith allowed four goals on 40 shots. This after the 40-year-old Smith was pulled in Game 1 after surrendering six goals.

Edmonton is looking to regroup at home.

“We’re certainly not counting ourselves out of this one,” Oilers defenseman Tyson Barrie said. “We’ve got a lot of hockey left to play.”

To slow down the speedy MacKinnon, Edmonton tried to shadow him at all times. The relentless pressure included a trip by Duncan Keith after the whistle. It didn’t draw a penalty but drew plenty of boos from the crowd. MacKinnon also got smacked in the face on a play.

Kadri was originally credited with the first goal at 3:58 of the second before it was ruled that Lehkonen tipped the puck. Kadri ended up tying the franchise record for assists in a period. It was a mark set by Quebec’s Risto Siltanen in 1987 and matched in 1996 by Avalanche Hall of Fame forward turned GM Joe Sakic.

“Some fortunate bounces,” Kadri said.

Colorado and Edmonton turned in about as entertaining first period as possible for no goals scored. It included Edmonton weathering Colorado’s 5-on-3 advantage.

There was also a play where Smith used his helmet to redirect a puck out of the air.

Francouz got into the nifty save act, too, including one when he ventured well out of his crease. He was able to stop Cody Ceci’s liner.

“He looked really poised,” Bednar said. “Just sitting in the right spot all night and made most of the saves look easy.”

THIS & THAT

Colorado’s two goals over a 15-second span was the fifth-fastest in a playoff game in franchise history, according to NHL Stats. The fastest was seven seconds by Adam Foote and Adam Deadmarsh during the 1996 conference final against Detroit.

MANSON’S LOOK

After his goal, Manson turned to look at the Oilers bench. Was he looking at his dad, assistant coach Dave Manson?

“I was looking at one person. Not my dad,” said Manson, who was a minus-four in Game 1. “I was just happy. I needed a little bounce-back game … and it was nice to see that one go in.”

MISSING KUEMPER

Bednar didn’t specify the exact nature of Kuemper’s injury or say whether it had anything to do with the stick that went through Kuemper’s mask and caught him near the eye during the Nashville series.

Sutter wins Jack Adams Award for 1st time in 19-year coaching career

Darryl Sutter of the Calgary Flames is the Jack Adams Award winner for 2021-22.

Sutter transformed the Flames after taking over in March 2021. He turned an underachieving club into one of the NHL’s best squads this season.

The 63-year-old spent three years away from coaching before beginning his second tenure with the Flames last year. Sutter guided Calgary to the Pacific Division title by a seven-point margin over the Edmonton Oilers in 2021-22, and the Flames boasted the NHL’s second-best goal differential at plus-85.

The Alberta-born former forward claims this honor for the first time in his 19-year coaching career. His teams have made 15 playoff appearances, and he led the Los Angeles Kings to Stanley Cup championships in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

New York Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant and Florida Panthers interim bench boss Andrew Brunette were the other Jack Adams finalists this season. Gallant won the award in 2017-18 with the Vegas Golden Knights.

The NHL Broadcasters’ Association conducts a poll to determine who wins the honor at the end of each regular season. The award recognizes the coach who “contributed the most to his team’s success.”

Rookie Ashcraft tosses another gem, Reds beat Nationals 8-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Reds rookie starter Graham Ashcraft delivered another gem, and he’s only been in the majors less than two weeks.

The 24-year-old right-hander had his cutter and sinker working in the upper 90s again, inducing ground balls and holding the Washington Nationals to one run and four hits over seven innings in an 8-1 win on Thursday night.

Joey Votto and Kyle Farmer supported him with three-run homers as the Reds cruised.

Ashcraft (2-0) had chalked up his first major league win last Friday, throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in an impressive performance against the San Francisco Giants.

“I think it’s pretty nice when you can go out there and just get the soft contact, and it’s right at guys – there’s not many balls that they’re having to dive for in the hole and make great plays on,” Ashcraft said.

“The biggest focus has been on filling up the zone,” he added. “Don’t try to throw around guys, just attack them and make them hit my best stuff, and I feel like I’m going to beat them every time.”

Ashcraft struck out five, finishing each one off with his slider. He shut out Washington until Josh Bell hit a one-out solo homer in the seventh inning, but the rookie came back and got the final two outs of the inning.

“Just a great start,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Very efficient. Got through seven innings and still under 95 pitches. It doesn’t get much better than what he did tonight.”

Art Warren and Joel Kuhnel each pitched a scoreless inning to finish it for the Reds.

Joan Adon (1-9) allowed three runs and six hits through 5 1/3 innings for the Nationals.

After Brandon Drury reached on an infield single and Tommy Pham walked in the Reds’ first, Votto hit a 2-2 Adon fastball into the right-field seats, his first homer since May 25 and just his third all season.

“He’s facing a future Hall of Famer there,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said of Adon. “He just left the ball out over the plate a little bit. He had a growth moment.”

Matt Reynolds led off off the Reds’ seventh with his first homer since May 17, 2017. And with two aboard in eighth, Farmer blasted one off the top of the center field wall, his fifth.

The Nationals threatened in the fifth inning, putting runners on second and third with two outs, but Ashcraft escaped by striking out Victor Robles.

PHAM RETURNS

Pham was back in the lineup after serving a three-game suspension and then being scratched for the two-game series in Boston. Pham served the suspension for slapping San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson over a disagreement involving a fantasy football leagu. He didn’t play in Boston, with the team reporting he had discomfort in his left calf.

Pham drove in a run with a sacrifice fly on Thursday and made a great stabbing catch of a fly ball that center fielder Nick Senzel had lost in the lights.

CALLED SHOT

Votto is known for telling his teammates he’s going to hit a home run and then doing it. That was the case with his first-inning blast.

“I just thought I was going to homer,” he said. “It’s hard to explain. You just feel it – and then you do it.”

TRAINERS ROOM

Nationals: Right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make a third rehab start on Friday night for Triple-A Rochester. He’s making his way back after neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery sidelined for most of 2021 and the first two months of this season.

Reds: OF Tyler Naquin, who exited Wednesday’s game against the Red Sox with a left quad strain, could miss as much as a month, manager David Bell said. He’s already had two stints on the 10-day injured list this season.

UP NEXT

Left-hander Mike Minor makes his first start for the Reds on Friday night after being sidelined all season with a left shoulder strain. He was acquired from the Royals in March in exchange for left-handed reliever Amir Garrett. Right-hander Josiah Gray (5-4, 5.08) is the scheduled starter for the Nationals. Gray allowed a run and three hits in Sunday’s 6-5 win over Colorado.

Schwindel, Contreras and Happ homer as Cubs top Cards 7-5

CHICAGO (AP) Frank Schwindel launched a long solo homer and doubled among his three hits, and the Chicago Cubs topped the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Thursday night for their third straight victory.

Willson Contreras went deep for the third time in four games and Ian Happ also homered to help Chicago end the Cardinals’ three-game winning streak. St. Louis had also won five in a row at Wrigley Field dating to last July.

At 22-29, the Cubs don’t rank as an NL powerhouse, but Chicago has been productive at the plate recently with 19 runs in its last three games and 35 in the last seven.

“We’re putting in the time with cage work and scouting work and I think we’re coming out hot and scoring early and putting pressure on them,” Schwindel said. “We’re getting a lot of good swings, a lot of hard contact. That’s what the plan is.

“I think we had a pretty good approach with that and it was a fun night.”

Paul Goldschmidt doubled to extend his hitting streak to 24 games and reached safely for a career-best 38th consecutive game. He went 1 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. His career-high hitting streak is 26, from Sept. 10, 2013, to April 4, 2014, with Arizona.

Keegan Thompson (6-0) was effective again in a spot start, allowing three runs and five hits in a career-high 5 1/3 innings for a win in his fourth straight outing. The 27-year-old right-hander made his second straight start and fourth of the season.

Thompson exited after back-to-back walks in the sixth and reaching 89 pitches.

“Very disappointed in the two walks there, just kind of lost it,” Thompson said.

But he’s happy with the role.

“It’s going to be fun,” Thompson said. “Like I said before, whether it’s starting or relieving or whatever, I’m just trying to go out there and throw strikes and give the team a chance to win.”

St. Louis’ Harrison Bader hit a two-run homer off Mychal Givens in the ninth to make it close.

Cubs rookie Christopher Morel doubled, walked and scored two runs to extend his career-opening on-base streak to 16 games.

Matthew Liberatore (1-1), the Cardinals’ top pitching prospect, was tagged with Chicago’s three homers and four runs in his third start and first loss. The 6-foot-5, 22-year-old lefty allowed six hits in 3 1/3 innings.

“Young kid up here for the first time and making some adjustments on the fly,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “So overall, his demeanor and overall capability’s there. He’s just got some developing to do, which is expected.”

Liberatore realizes that.

“It’s you versus you out there,” he said. “And it’s your ability to go out and execute pitches, and I didn’t do a great job of that today. And I know what I need to work on.”

Morel lined Liberatore’s second pitch to the left-field wall for a double. Contreras followed with his ninth homer, to the basket in left, putting Chicago ahead 2-0.

Goldschmidt ripped a double to the left-center gap in the third to extend his streak and drive in the Cardinals’ first run. He scored on Nolan Arenado’s single to tie it at 2.

Schwindel’s drive in the bottom half reached the base of the left-field scoreboard – a blast measured at 436 feet – and put Chicago back ahead 3-2. Schwindel finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs, including a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

“I’ll take that,” he said. “Hopefully some more of those.”

Happ launched Libertore’s first pitch in the fourth to the left-center bleachers to make it 4-2.

Chicago led 5-3 entering the eighth, then added two insurance runs on Patrick Wisdom’s bases-loaded walk and Schwindel’s sacrifice.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: Rookie 2B Nolan Gorman (lower back tightness) missed his third consecutive game, but Marmol said before the game Gorman could be available to pinch hit. … OF Tyler O’Neill, out since May 17 with a right shoulder impingement, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Friday as DH, then play the field later in the weekend. … RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder) and LHP Steven Matz (shoulder impingement) threw bullpen sessions in St. Louis on Thursday. Flaherty could begin a rehab assignment next week at Double-A Springfield.

Cubs: Contreras left in the eighth after being hit on the left ankle by a pitch from T.J. McFarland. Manager David Ross said X-rays were negative. … LHP Wade Miley, on the 15-day IL since May 26 with a left shoulder strain, threw a bullpen session Thursday. … RHP Alec Mills, who hasn’t pitched in the majors this season because of a back strain and right quadriceps strain, was in the clubhouse before the game. He’ll make a rehab start at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday and hopes to pitch five innings. Mills is eligible to come off the 60-day IL on Monday.

UP NEXT

Cardinals RHP Miles Mikolas (3-3, 2.67) faces Cubs RHP Marcus Stroman (2-4, 3.02) on Friday. Stroman tossed seven scoreless innings against the White Sox on Sunday in a no-decision.

Daz Cameron’s HR in 8th lifts surging Tigers past Twins 3-2

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers are suddenly playing like the relevant team they were expected to be after aggressively making moves in the offseason.

Daz Cameron hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the surging Tigers held on to beat the slumping Minnesota Twins 3-2 Thursday.

Cameron’s 416-foot shot to left-center off Emilio Pagan (1-2) scored Eric Haase, who hit a one-out single for the Tigers.

Detroit has won seven of its last nine games to make up some ground as the fourth-place team in the AL Central after a 14-28 start.

“This is what we expected to do this season because we have a ton of talent, and filled a lot of voids with a totally different team,” Haase said. “We’re starting to find our stride and to do that with only one starting pitcher that we broke camp with is impressive.”

Jonathan Schoop has had a lot to do with the Tigers’ turnaround, hitting an RBI single in the first inning of the series finale to account for seven of their 10 runs over two-plus games.

Cameron lifted Detroit to its fourth win in the five-game series against Minnesota by clearing the fences in spacious Comerica Park with a shot that even center fielder Byron Buxton seemed to know he had no chance to catch.

“When he stopped running, the center fielder for them, I knew it was gone,” Detroit shortstop Harold Castro said.

Alex Lange (3-1) gave up two walks and struck out one in the pivotal eighth inning and Gregory Soto closed or his 10th save.

AL Central-leading Minnesota, the division’s only team with a winning record, has lost seven of 10.

“Every team goes through a stretch where the schedule gets tough,” Pagan said. “Everybody is banged up. It seems like across the league, there’s a lot of injuries right now. We’re not the only ones going through it.”

After getting shut out the previous two games, the Twins did finally score in Detroit.

Gio Urshela’s RBI double, which brought Nick Gordon home after he singled, in the third ended a 22-inning scoreless streak. Gordon hit a go-ahead double in the fourth inning, but the Twins could not keep a 2-1 advantage.

“We did a lot of things good,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We’ve just got to expand the lead when we get it.”

FOR STARTERS

Minnesota’s Chris Archer gave up one run on three hits. Detroit’s Alex Faedo allowed two runs on five hits and two walks.

BENCHED BAEZ

The Tigers gave SS Javier Baez a second straight day off to reset physically and mentally. Baez, who signed a six-year deal for $140 million deal in December, has his lowest batting average (.197) since he was a Chicago Cubs rookie in 2014 and has just three homers and 13 RBIs in 40 games.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: RHP Sonny Gray, pulled from his last start, went on the 15-day injured list with a strained chest muscle. … OF Gilberto Celestino, who went on the COVID-19 list last Friday, tested negative for two straight days and is expected to join the team for its upcoming series in Toronto.

Tigers: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, on the IL with a rib sprain since May 22, will join the team on its upcoming road trip and expects to pitch for Triple-A Toledo within a week. … OF Austin Meadows, on the IL with since May 16, has not had vertigo symptoms recently and feels great, according to manager A.J. Hinch.

UP NEXT

Twins: Open a three-game series at Toronto on Friday night, when RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez is expected to make his Minnesota debut against Blue Jays LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.48 ERA).

Tigers: Hit the road for a three-game set with the New York Yankees on Friday night with Detroit RHP Elvin Rodriguez (0-0, 6.17) and New York RHP Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.12) scheduled to pitch.

Manoah sharp as Blue Jays beat White Sox, win 8th straight

TORONTO (AP) Alek Manoah pitched into the eighth inning, Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games by beating the Chicago White Sox 8-3 Thursday.

Santiago Espinal had three hits and a season-high three RBIs as the surging Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 15 games. Chicago was swept in the three-game series and has lost six of eight.

“I’d rather lose having a chance than not, but these are ones that you lose and you get angry,” manager Tony La Russa said. “You don’t get frustrated, you don’t get discouraged, you don’t pout. You just get angry and do something about it, be ready to play Friday.”

Manoah (6-1) left to a standing ovation after allowing three runs and six hits, walking one and striking out five in 7 2/3 innings. He’s 9-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 13 career home starts.

“He throws strikes and he gets people out,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “His mindset, you don’t teach that. He has it.”

After struggling early in the year, Blue Jays batters have now recorded 10 or more hits in six consecutive games.

“We’re seeing how good they can be,” Manoah said of Toronto’s offense.

Leury Garcia and Luis Robert each singled to begin the first against Manoah, and a two-out walk to Gavin Sheets loaded the bases. Manoah escaped unscathed by catching Yasmani Grandal looking at a slider for strike three.

“I knew they were going to be aggressive, I knew they were going to take some good swings early,” Manoah said. “I think I’d thrown four pitches and there was already two guys on. Kind of just had to lock it in a little bit and use it to my advantage.”

The strikeout of Grandal was the first in a streak of 16 consecutive outs for Manoah, who didn’t allow another baserunner until Jose Abreu singled to begin the seventh. Sheets followed by grounding into a double play.

Chicago’s Johnny Cueto (0-2) allowed three earned runs and seven hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out five.

“That club is hot and he didn’t give them much,” La Russa said.

Raimel Tapia scored twice and Hernandez connected for a two-run homer, his third on the season, as the Blue Jays built a 4-0 lead after six innings. Hernandez’s homer was his first since May 14 at Tampa Bay.

Manoah left after Robert hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth. Adam Cimber came on to face Yoan Moncada, who cut it to 4-3 with an RBI single. Abreu flied out to end the threat.

Espinal had a two-run single and Bo Bichette added an RBI hit as Toronto pulled away with a four-run eighth against a trio of White Sox relievers.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day IL because of a sore forearm and RHP Jeremy Beasley was selected from Triple-A Buffalo. . OF George Springer (non-COVID illness) sat for the second straight game. . Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started at DH and Cavan Biggio was at 1B.

SCARY MOMENT

Blue Jays 3B Matt Chapman stayed in the game in the eighth after being hit by a pitch from Reynaldo Lopez that struck Chapman’s upper shoulder, then bounced off the earflap of his helmet. Montoyo said after the game that Chapman was feeling fine.

“I hate that part of the game,” La Russa said. “It’s accidental but that just leaves a bad feeling.”

ROSTER MOVES

The White Sox added RHP Jimmy Lambert, who took the roster spot of RHP Dylan Cease. Cease is on the restricted list, but could not be replaced until three days had elapsed since his last outing, Sunday against the Cubs.

PUTTERING AROUND

With time on his hands as the DH, Guerrero was seen using a bat and baseball to line up a putt in the dugout while his teammates fielded in the sixth.

PUSHING IT

Tapia did a pair of pushups in the dirt cutout at home plate after sliding home safely with Toronto’s second run in the fifth.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.30) starts Friday as the White Sox open a three-game series in Florida against the Rays. LHP Shane McClanahan (5-2, 2.01) goes for the Rays.

Blue Jays: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.48) gets the ball Friday as the Blue Jays open a three-game series against Minnesota. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez is expected to make his season debut for the Twins.

Gonsolin sharp again, Dodgers blank Mets 2-0 in NL showdown

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tony Gonsolin pitched two-hit ball over six sharp innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Mets 2-0 on Thursday night, snapping New York’s six-game winning streak in the opener of a four-game series between the National League’s top two teams.

Gonsolin (6-0) struck out five and walked one in his first career start against the Mets. The right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in all 10 starts and lowered his ERA to 1.59.

Gonsolin didn’t give up a hit until the fourth – a single by Luis Guillorme after left fielder Chris Taylor’s snow-cone catch on Starling Marte’s line drive. Initially ruled no catch, the Dodgers successfully challenged the call.

Craig Kimbrel retired the side in the ninth to close out the Dodgers’ fourth shutout. He had allowed runs in his past three outings, but struck out slugger Pete Alonso swinging to earn his 11th save.

The high-powered Mets managed just one hit after Gonsolin exited – a single by Jeff McNeil in the seventh. Their only other hit was J.D. Davis’ two-out double in the fifth.

New York, which piled up 77 runs in its previous nine games, was the only major league team that hadn’t been blanked this season.

The Dodgers were coming off a three-game home sweep by Pittsburgh for the first time in 22 years. Although they still struggled to convert with runners in scoring position, the win moved them four games ahead of second-place San Diego in the NL West.

Trea Turner doubled into the left-field corner on Taijuan Walker’s first pitch of the sixth to extend his 25-game hitting streak, tops in the majors this year.

Walker (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.

The Mets’ run of 26 consecutive shutout innings ended in the fifth. Mookie Betts’ RBI single to left-center scored Taylor, who went 2 for 3 in addition to playing stellar defense.

Justin Turner chased Walker with a two-out RBI double to deep right in the sixth.

New York had thrown back-to-back shutouts in its previous two games against last-place Washington, capping a 6-0 homestand.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: SS Francisco Lindor sat out with a swollen right middle finger after he injured it closing a double door in his hotel room. He’s likely to be back in the lineup Friday.

Dodgers: OF Kevin Pillar went on the injured list with a left shoulder fracture. He left Wednesday’s game in the sixth inning. … LHP Clayton Kershaw (pelvis) will throw a rehab game likely Sunday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Chris Bassitt (4-2, 3.66 ERA) has won three of four road starts with a 3.68 ERA.

Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson (6-0, 2.90) has tossed 20 scoreless innings since allowing two runs in the first against Arizona. He’s 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA in three career appearances against the Mets.

Angels’ Maddon thinks Ohtani’s tipping after loss vs Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Nobody had to tip off the Yankees about Shohei Ohtani, even though he rarely comes through New York.

In fact, Angels manager Joe Maddon suspects the Bronx Bombers knew something about the reigning AL MVP on Thursday that even the two-way star didn’t.

Maddon indicated that Ohtani was tipping his pitches to New York during Los Angeles’ 6-1 loss after the right-hander gave up solo homers to Matt Carpenter, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge. The Angels lost their seventh straight, their worst skid since an eight-game slide in 2019, in the opener of a doubleheader.

“They’re really good at reading pitchers,” Maddon said of the Yankees. “They’re very good at it.”

Ohtani was set to make history in the nightcap, joining Hall of Famer slugger Jimmie Foxx as the only players to start both ends of a doubleheader, one of them as a pitcher, per the Elias Sports Bureau. Foxx did it with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945 during the final month of his career.

Ohtani, set to DH, was hoping to rinse a miserable start to a soggy day in the Bronx.

Carpenter led off the first inning with a homer that capped an 11-pitch at-bat, and Ohtani didn’t get his first swing-and-miss until his 54th pitch. He was charged with four runs in three-plus innings before Maddon pulled the plug after 75 pitches.

Maddon said he thought New York had picked up on a tell via “natural means.”

“We just have to be more vigilant,” Maddon said.

Asked if he was tipping, Ohtani said with a laugh: “I’m not sure, you should probably ask the other side.”

Nestor Cortes (5-1) delivered seven tidy innings, DJ LeMahieu also homered and the major league-leading Yankees ensured themselves a series victory over slumping Los Angeles.

The game was played under threat of thunderstorms that held off until the top of the ninth. The sky opened as Wandy Peralta finished his warmup tosses, the tarp was rolled out and a 1-hour, 28-minute delay followed.

Peralta came back after the pause and finished his first save, striking out Ohtani to end it.

Ohtani (3-4) slogged through another disappointing day at Yankee Stadium after getting two outs and allowing seven runs in his debut on the Bronx rubber last June.

The Japanese right-hander was only a touch better in front of a sparsely attended makeup of Wednesday’s rainout. He did have a hit off Cortes, but he was promptly picked off by the left-hander.

The resurgent Carpenter put Ohtani behind with his third homer in six games since joining the Yankees as a free agent, a soaring fly that narrowly stayed inside the right-field foul pole.

“Really just trying to set the tone as a leadoff hitter that we were going to try to spoil some of his best stuff,” Carpenter said.

“It was awesome,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone added. “It was just a really good at-bat where he was able to see a lot, everyone else was able to see a lot.”

Torres connected three batters later to make it 2-0, his 10th homer of the season to surpass his total from 2021. Judge tagged Ohtani leading off the third, a line drive that easily cleared the wall in left for his major league-leading 19th homer.

Ohtani’s velocity was up half a tick from his season average, but he didn’t induce a whiff until a fastball that struck out Anthony Rizzo to end a 10-pitch at-bat in the third. He ended with three misses on 45 swings, a 6.7% rate that’s second lowest in his career, better only than his first outing following Tommy John surgery in 2020, per Statcast.

“I think our guys just capitalized on some mistakes against him,” Boone said.

Ohtani allowed two soft-hit singles to start the fourth inning, and that was enough for Maddon. Ohtani flipped the ball in his hand and muttered to himself when Maddon emerged from the dugout.

Ohtani struck out against Clarke Schmidt in the eighth after taking a fastball that appeared to be just off the outside corner. Schmidt then punched out Mike Trout, who struck out three times in the opener to extend an 0-for-12 slide.

Schmidt allowed a run and loaded the bases before handing off to left-hander Peralta, who got a two-out flyball from Jared Walsh to preserve a five-run lead.

Cortes threw just 11 pitches over his final two innings, providing the sixth straight start by a Yankees pitcher of at least six innings, best for the franchise since 2018.

The crafty lefty scattered five hits, walked two and struck out seven on 96 pitches. He dropped his ERA to 1.50, trailing only Texas’ Martin Perez at 1.42 for the major league lead.

Carpenter, released by the Rangers this month and grabbed off the scrap heap by New York, is the third Yankee to homer for his first three hits with the franchise, joining Kyle Higashioka in 2018 and Alfonso Soriano in 1999-2000, according to Elias.

Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon (5-1, 2.49 ERA) was set to face left-hander Reid Detmers (2-2, 4.65) in the nightcap.

OUCH!

Second base umpire Chris Guccione was drilled in the back by Jose Trevino’s grounder in the fifth, but he bounced up quickly and gave a thumbs-up to cheering fans. The Angels weren’t so thrilled – Trevino’s grounder looked like an easy double-play ball.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: LHP Jhonathan Diaz was added as Los Angeles’ 27th man for the doubleheader and pitched four innings in the opener.

Yankees: OF Estevan Florial was called up as New York’s 27th man.

UP NEXT

Angels: New Jersey native Mike Trout gets to play close to home as Los Angeles opens a three-game series in Philadelphia. RHP Chase Silseth (1-1, 3.07 ERA) is slated for Friday’s opener against Phillies RHP Zach Eflin (1-4, 4.60).

Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.12) is set to face Tigers RHP Elvin Rodriguez (0-0, 6.17) in the opener of a three-game set in the Bronx.

Taillon loses perfecto in 8th, Yanks rally to sweep Angels

NEW YORK (AP) Jameson Taillon retired Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout in the seventh inning and sensed perfection might be possible.

When that crumbled an inning later, he wasn’t as bummed about blowing a shot at history as he was about giving up the game’s first run.

“I was pretty sick about that,” he said.

His Yankees teammates had the perfect medicine.

Taillon took a perfect game into the eighth, then fell behind before New York rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Thursday night on a clutch swing by pinch-hitter Anthony Rizzo.

With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Rizzo grounded a two-run single up the middle. Clay Holmes left the bases loaded in the ninth, and the Yankees swept a thrilling doubleheader while handing the Angels their eighth straight loss – the team’s worst skid since 2019.

New York won the opener 6-1, with manager Joe Maddon indicating that Ohtani may have been tipping his pitches on the mound to the savvy Bronx Bombers. The AL MVP gave up solo homers to Matt Carpenter, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge.

Jared Walsh ended Taillon’s bid for a perfect game in the top of the eighth with a groundball double off shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s glove. He scored on Kurt Suzuki’s single for a 1-0 lead.

“There was a certain point I was sitting in the tunnel and I was kind of thinking, like, my buddies on other teams are probably starting to be aware of it,” Taillon said, adding: “I definitely thought there’s a small chance we could do it.”

The Yankees countered by loading the bases with one out in the bottom half against Oliver Ortega (1-2). Archie Bradley relieved and struck out Joey Gallo, then got two strikes on Rizzo.

The former Chicago Cubs star ripped a 1-2 pitch right back up the middle, scoring Miguel Andujar and Kiner-Falefa easily.

“There’s no panic or riding the roller coaster, if you will,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of the topsy-turvy ending. “It’s like, `We’ve got to find a way right here.'”

Holmes replaced Taillon for the ninth and earned his seventh save. He walked Ohtani with two outs, drilled Trout in the left arm with a pitch and also plunked Walsh on the knee before Luis Rengifo grounded out.

Trout appeared to be in significant pain but remained in the game.

Taillon allowed two hits, striking out five without a walk on a season-high 101 pitches.

Ohtani joined Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx as the only players to start both ends of a doubleheader, one of them as a pitcher, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Foxx did it with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945 during the final month of his career.

Taillon cruised through seven innings on 83 pitches, six outs from a perfect game with Ohtani and Trout already out of his way.

Walsh led off the eighth with a grounder up the middle. Kiner-Falefa, shifted to the right side of second base, chased after it, slid and hurried to make a backhand grab and throw. The ball skipped off his mitt into shallow left field, allowing Walsh to reach second.

Taillon grimaced slightly and spit, but otherwise didn’t react much to the hit.

He was visited by a trainer three batters later after covering first base on Brandon Marsh’s groundout. The right-hander insisted he was good to stay in, then gave up Suzuki’s line drive to left that scored Walsh.

Taillon said he had a “zinger” in his surgically repaired right ankle on Marsh’s grounder, which happens from time to time and isn’t a concern.

Kiner-Falefa preserved the perfect game in the seventh with a nice backhand stop and off-balance throw to get Ohtani. The two-way star pleaded with Maddon to challenge, but replays showed the throw to first just beat the speedy Ohtani.

Trout then flied out to left, drawing a big ovation from a Yankee Stadium crowd that sensed history.

“When Izzy made that play, you kind of started letting your mind go there,” Boone said.

After lefty Nestor Cortes pitched seven scoreless innings in the opener, Taillon became the seventh straight Yankees starter to cover at least six innings, a first for the franchise since 2017.

Taillon mixed six different pitches, showcasing the finesse and control that’s led to a stellar start to this season. Coming off right ankle surgery in the offseason, he’s 6-1 with a 2.30 ERA and five walks in 58 2/3 innings.

Taillon’s opponent on the mound, Reid Detmers, threw one of two no-hitters in the majors this season. Detmers no-hit Tampa Bay on May 10. The other was a combined effort by five New York Mets pitchers April 29 against Philadelphia.

Detmers skated around trouble to get through 4 1/3 scoreless innings. Jimmy Herget, Aaron Loup and Ryan Tepera got Los Angeles through the seventh with shutout ball.

GAME 1

Maddon said he thought New York had picked up on a tell from Ohtani via “natural means.”

“We just have to be more vigilant,” Maddon said.

Carpenter led off the first inning with a homer that capped an 11-pitch at-bat, and Ohtani (3-4) didn’t get his first swing and miss until his 54th pitch. He was charged with four runs in three-plus innings before Maddon pulled the plug after 75 pitches.

Cortes (5-1) delivered seven tidy innings, DJ LeMahieu also homered and the major league-leading Yankees ensured themselves a series victory.

The game was delayed 1 hour, 28 minutes, prior to the top of the ninth by rain. Wandy Peralta returned after the pause and finished for his first save, striking out Ohtani to end it.

Cortes scattered five hits, walked two and struck out seven on 96 pitches. He dropped his ERA to 1.50, trailing only Texas’ Martin Perez at 1.42 for the major league lead.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: LHP Jhonathan Diaz was added as Los Angeles’ 27th man for the doubleheader and pitched four innings in the opener.

Yankees: OF Estevan Florial was called up as New York’s 27th man. Florial was returned to Triple-A after and RHP David McKay was also optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UP NEXT

Angels: Trout, a New Jersey native, gets to play close to home as Los Angeles opens a three-game series in Philadelphia. RHP Chase Silseth (1-1, 3.07 ERA) is slated for Friday’s opener against Phillies RHP Zach Eflin (1-4, 4.60).

Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.12) is set to face Tigers RHP Elvin Rodriguez (0-0, 6.17) in the opener of a three-game set in the Bronx.

Kluber excels again at Globe Life Field as Rays beat Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Corey Kluber excelled again at Globe Life Field, pitching six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Thursday.

In his previous appearance at the ballpark, Kluber threw a no-hitter at Texas on May 19, 2021, while with the New York Yankees.

In his only other game at Globe Life Field, which opened in July 2020 during the pandemic-delayed season, he left after one inning and 18 pitches in his only start as a member of the Rangers. He tore a muscle in his pitching shoulder and was lost for the rest of that year.

Kluber allowed one run and four hits, striking out four and walking none. The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner matched his longest outing of the season.

Kluber said he didn’t think about that no-hitter during the afternoon.

“Maybe the fact that it was the fourth game of the series and got all my stuff out of the way whether it be reminiscing or memories or whatever early on, so, not really,” Kluber said.

Vidal Brujan hit an RBI double in the second inning and Yandy Diaz singled home a run in the third for Tampa Bay.

Brujan, in his second major league season, made his first big league start at shortstop, with Wander Franco on the injured list. Brujan’s four assists without an error included all three outs in the bottom of the ninth, some making stops deep in the hole and long throws.

“Those first ones at the big league level you wonder how it’s going to go,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He couldn’t have been better.”

The Rays won the last two games of the four-game road series to earn a split, repeating what they did at Yankee Stadium in their previous series, and are back to a season-best nine games over .500.

The Rangers have lost two straight after reaching .500 for the first time since May 2021.

The lone run off Kluber (2-2) was a two-out, first-pitch home run by Marcus Semien that was pulled down the left-field line in the sixth.

Ryan Thompson, the fifth Rays reliever, pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in six chances this season.

Diaz, Manuel Margot and Harold Ramirez each had two hits for the Rays. Margot reached base four times after coming in hitless in his previous 12 at-bats.

Semien’s homer was his second of the season, both in his last six games, after going homerless in his first 43 games this season. He hit 45 last season for Toronto, the most ever for a primary second baseman in the majors.

Taylor Hearn (3-4) allowed all three Rays runs on six hits and four walks. Five consecutive Rays reached base in a two-run third inning during which Hearn walked three. Texas manager Chris Woodward said Hearn pitched while sick.

The Rangers left two runners on in the seventh and eighth innings and were 1 for 7 overall with runners in scoring position. The first left on was Josh Smith, who doubled leading off the first but never advanced.

“Kluber was tough,” said Woodward, who was Kluber’s manager in 2020. “We had a chance early on . couldn’t find a way to get him across.

Jonah Heim doubled and singled for Texas. He tried to stretch his fourth-inning drive into the right-field corner with none out into a double but was thrown out by Margot on a fly by a wide margin.

REMEMBERING P.K. ON LOU GERHIG DAY

On the majors’ second annual Lou Gehrig Day, the Rays remembered Paul Kirsch. Their former senior scouting supervisor was diagnosed with ALS in 2018 and died at age 65 last September from complications following a COVID-19 infection despite being vaccinated.

“P.K. was thought so highly by so many in our organization,” Cash said.

UP NEXT

Rays: LHP Shane McClanahan (5-2, 2.01 ERA) will take a four-game winning streak into Friday night’s opener of a three-game home series against the Chicago White Sox and RHP Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.30).

Rangers: RHP Dane Dunning (1-3, 4.31) is 0-2 in his last five starts and will face Seattle RHP Logan Gilbert (5-2, 2.29) as Texas continues a seven-game homestand on Friday night.

Manoah sharp as Blue Jays beat White Sox, win 8th straight

TORONTO (AP) Alek Manoah pitched into the eighth inning, Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games by beating the Chicago White Sox 8-3 Thursday.

Santiago Espinal had three hits and three RBIs as the surging Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 15 games. Chicago was swept in the three-game series and has lost six of eight.

Manoah (6-1) allowed three runs and six hits, walked one and struck out five in 7 2/3 innings. He’s 9-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 13 career home starts.

Leury Garcia and Luis Robert each singled to begin the first against Manoah, and a two-out walk to Gavin Sheets loaded the bases. Manoah escaped unscathed by catching Yasmani Grandal looking at a slider for strike three.

That was the first in a streak of 16 consecutive outs for Manoah, who didn’t allow another baserunner until Jose Abreu singled to begin the seventh. Sheets followed by grounding into a double play.

Johnny Cueto (0-2) allowed three earned runs and seven hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out five.

Raimel Tapia scored twice and Hernandez connected for a two-run homer, his third on the season, as the Blue Jays built a 4-0 lead after six innings. Hernandez’s homer was his first since May 14 at Tampa Bay.

Manoah left after Robert hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth. Adam Cimber came on to face Yoan Moncada, who cut it to 4-3 with an RBI single. Abreu flied out to end the threat.

Espinal had a two-run single and Bo Bichette added an RBI hit as Toronto pulled away with a four-run eighth against a trio of White Sox relievers.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu was placed on the 15-day IL because of a sore forearm and RHP Jeremy Beasley was selected from Triple-A Buffalo. . OF George Springer (non-COVID illness) sat for the second straight game. . Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started at DH and Cavan Biggio was at 1B.

ROSTER MOVES

The White Sox added RHP Jimmy Lambert, who took the roster spot of RHP Dylan Cease. Cease is on the restricted list, but could not be replaced until three days had elapsed since his last outing, Sunday against the Cubs.

PUTTERING AROUND

With time on his hands as the DH, Guerrero was seen using a bat and baseball to line up a putt in the dugout while his teammates fielded in the sixth.

PUSHING IT

Tapia did a pair of pushups in the dirt cutout at home plate after sliding home safely with Toronto’s second run in the fifth.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.30) starts Friday as the White Sox open a three-game series in Florida against the Rays. LHP Shane McClanahan (5-2, 2.01) goes for the Rays.

Blue Jays: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.48) gets the ball Friday as the Blue Jays open a three-game series against Minnesota. RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez is expected to make his season debut for the Twins.

Tua’s practice targets: Tyreek Hill, and then his critics

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Tua Tagovailoa hit speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill with two long completions during the Miami Dolphins’ minicamp practice Thursday.

And afterward, Tagovailoa hit back at critics.

The third-year quarterback, aware that there are often questions – particularly on social media – about his arm strength and deep passing ability, went on the offensive about his abilities following the practice.

“Yeah, if you saw the third-to-the-last play we had, I don’t know if I could throw the ball downfield still, but by my account I think that might have been a touchdown to Tyreek,” Tagovailoa said.

“So however you want to write down any of that to social media or whatever outlets you guys are with, you do so.”

Tagovailoa’s two highlight passes to Hill during Thursday’s practice each traveled at least 45 yards in the air. The first was good for 55 yards and a touchdown; the second went for 56 yards.

Tagovailoa had no completions of 50 yards or longer as a rookie in 2020 and three last season, though two – a 64-yard gain by Albert Wilson against the Baltimore Ravens and a 57-yard gain by Jaylen Waddle against the Carolina Panthers – came on short or intermediate throws with yards after the catch.

New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said his quarterback’s arm is plenty strong enough to complete long passes.

“Here’s the thing about quarterback that I always think is funny,” McDaniel said. “You can only design plays that the quarterback has time to throw. … I think he might have had a 55-yarder today. That’s why you hear no cause for concern at all from the players because they know that too. He’s plenty fast and the great thing is he sees the field.”

Heading into his third season, there are questions as to whether Tagovailoa will be the Dolphins’ starting quarterback for the long term.

Some of the concerns involve his ability to throw downfield – though it should be noted that, after struggling Wednesday, Tagovailoa took ownership, saying that “practice wasn’t up to the standard that I know our offense can compete at and it obviously starts with me.”

Through it all, comments or criticism or even praise, Tagovailoa says he’s blocking out the noise.

“For me, it’s just, zone that out,” Tua said. “I mean, we come out to practice, everyone else … Twitter warriors, you know, keyboard warriors, whatever you want to call them, you know, they’re not out here practicing with us working hard. So I don’t know if you guys recorded that last one to Tyreek … I don’t know about you, but that looked like money.”

Report: Fitzpatrick retiring after 17 NFL seasons

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is retiring from the NFL, ending a career that spanned 17 seasons and nine teams, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Fred Jackson seemed to announce the quarterback’s decision by posting a screenshot of an apparent text message from Fitzpatrick, his former Buffalo Bills teammate.

The veteran signal-caller is in talks with Amazon for a “key role” this season, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Amazon is set to take over the rights to Thursday Night Football in 2022.

Fitzpatrick spent the 2021 campaign with the Washington Commanders but suffered a season-ending hip injury in Week 1.

He also suited up for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals, and St. Louis Rams.

Fitzpatrick started for all nine teams he played for, which is an NFL record, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

The 39-year-old – whom the Rams drafted in the seventh round in 2005 – finishes his career with 34,990 passing yards (32nd all time) and 223 touchdowns (tied for 36th all time) and a record of 59-81-1.

Idaho State assistant football coach charged with murder

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Idaho State assistant football coach DaVonte’ Neal has been arrested on suspicion of killing a man in Arizona and the school intends to terminate his contract.

Neal has been charged with one count of first-degree murder, one count of drive-by-shooting, and one count of discharging a firearm at a structure in the 2017 death of Bryan T. Burns. The indictment contains no details of what circumstances led to the shooting.

Neal was indicted by a grand jury in Maricopa County, which includes the Phoenix metropolitan area, on May 16, and a warrant for his arrest was issued shortly after.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office investigated the shooting, but spokesperson Kahri Harrion said the agency was unable to release information on the case. The shooting happened in a busy commercial area along Interstate 10 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Neal, who played college football at the University of Arizona, is being held without bail at the Bannock County Jail in the eastern Idaho city awaiting extradition to Arizona.

He joined the Idaho team as cornerbacks coach in January – with the rest of the Bengals’ new coaching staff – and was arrested outside his apartment on May 25 by Pocatello police. He did not resist, The Idaho State Journal reported.

Idaho State University said it had placed Neal on administrative leave and had initiated proceedings to terminate his contract.

“I have been in constant contact with (ISU head coach Charlie Ragle) who has known DaVonte’ for many years and never had any knowledge or suspicion of a possible crime of any kind,” Athletic Director Pauline Thiros told the newspaper. “The news of DaVonte’ Neal’s arrest and charges in Arizona was a great shock. Going forward, we will cooperate in every way possible.”

University President Kevin Satterlee said in a written statement that “Idaho State takes all allegations involving our employees very seriously, and we are committed to the safety and well-being of our community.”

The university said in a press release Thursday that a background check on Neal before he was hired came back clean.

“All Idaho State employees are required to undergo a criminal background check before employment,” ISU said. “Neal’s background check was clear and he was approved for work when hired in January.”

Neal played under Ragle at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Neal became a four-star athlete and went to Notre Dame before transferring to Arizona. Idaho State was the first college coaching position for Neal, who left his job as an assistant at Higley High in Gilbert, Arizona, to join the Bengals.

Idaho State is an FCS football program that plays in the Big Sky Conference.

Coco Gauff, 18, to face No. 1 Swiatek in French Open final

PARIS (AP) In some ways, Coco Gauff is very much a typical 18-year-old, striding into Court Philippe Chatrier for her French Open semifinal on Thursday with earbuds in place, listening to a playlist she explained is “called `Rap’ – and I can’t say the next word.”

And in some ways, she is an old soul, anything but a run-of-the-mill teen – or run-of-the-mill tennis player.

So when Gauff had wrapped up her 6-3, 6-1 victory over Martina Trevisan to reach her first Grand Slam final, setting up a showdown against No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek on Saturday, the American thought of the recent spate of mass shootings in her home country and wrote in marker on a courtside TV camera: “Peace. End gun violence.”

“I woke up this morning, and I saw there was another shooting, and I think it’s just crazy. I know that it’s getting more attention now. But … this has been an issue, at least in my head, for a long time, and I definitely think there needs to be some reform put into place,” Gauff said. “I think now especially, being 18, I’ve really been trying to educate myself around certain situations, because now I have the right to vote and I want to use that wisely.”

A willingness to speak out about issues of significance, and a wide-lens view of the world, reflect the sort of maturity that has served her well, especially with so much attention from such a young age. She won the French Open junior title at 14. She became the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon history and then beat Venus Williams on the way to the fourth round there at 15.

“From what I see on court, she’s developing every year, basically,” said Swiatek, the champion at Roland Garros in 2020 and on a 34-match winning streak after eliminating No. 20 Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday. “And when I see her, I tend to forget that she’s 18.”

Ah, but she is.

When Gauff arrived in Paris a little more than two weeks ago, she celebrated her recent high school graduation by posing for cap-and-gown photos near the Eiffel Tower while holding her diploma. Now she’s the youngest player to reach a major title match since Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at 17 in 2004.

Gauff has won all 12 sets she’s played, although she did not need to navigate the most arduous path to get this. Because of all manner of surprising results and early exits by top players from the bracket, she has faced only one seeded foe, No. 31 Elise Mertens.

Big serves that reached 115 mph against Trevisan, a terrific backhand and a still-improving forehand are the keys to the 18th-seeded Gauff’s game.

Trevisan also praised Gauff’s defense, likening facing her to hitting against a wall – every ball comes back.

Now, in Swiatek, comes someone who will present a much tougher test. The only Polish player to win a major singles title hasn’t lost since February, stringing together five tournaments in a row; only Venus Williams, who won 35 consecutive matches in 2000, has a longer unbeaten stretch this century.

“I’m just trying to treat these matches as any other matches,” Swiatek said, “because it is stressful, and I accept that. But I want to keep doing the same work.”

The men’s semifinals are Friday, with 13-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal playing No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev, and 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic facing No. 8 Casper Ruud.

With only faint wisps of clouds overhead and the temperature hovering around 75 degrees Fahrenheit (about 25 Celsius), the two women’s semifinals followed a similar pattern.

Swiatek-Kasatkina was at 2-all. Then Swiatek claimed 10 of the last 11 games.

Gauff-Trevisan was at 3-all. Then Gauff claimed nine of the last 10 games.

Trevisan is a 28-year-old left-hander who entered the day on a 10-match winning streak, including her first career WTA title at Rabat, Morocco, a week before play began at Roland Garros. She also defeated Gauff the only previous time they played – in the second round in Paris two years ago.

There were brief blips of tension Thursday that had little to do with the score.

Trevisan was surprised when chair umpire Marijana Veljovic cautioned her about grunting – “I always play like this,” the Italian said – after the official was asked by Gauff whether it was OK that her opponent’s cries of “Ahhhh!” were stretching into Gauff’s racket swings.

Gauff questioned Veljovic about a couple of line calls, drawing whistles and boos from spectators who frown on that sort of thing. After one such interaction, Trevisan broke serve to pull even at 3-3. Unbothered, Gauff broke right back to lead 4-3, smacking a backhand winner that brought Mom and Dad out of their seats in the player guest box.

Now there’s one match left to determine a champion: the dominant Swiatek against the precocious Gauff.

“I’m in a mindset now like: `It doesn’t matter.’ I mean, I’m going to be happy, regardless. My parents are going to love me, regardless. So I’m just going to go into it like another match,” Gauff said. “I mean, yeah, it’s a Grand Slam final, but there are so many things going on in the world right now, and especially in the U.S. a lot of stuff is happening right now, so I think it’s not important to stress over a tennis match.”

Cameron Young stays hot and shares early lead at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Just being at the Memorial was a reminder how far Cameron Young has come in the last year. Having a share of the early lead was another example of how well he is playing.

In his first start since challenging at the PGA Championship, Young finished with two birdies over his last three holes for a 5-under 67 on rain-softened Muirfield Village.

He was tied with Luke List, Cameron Smith and K.H. Lee, all of whom have PGA Tour victories this season. That’s what Young still pursues, and he keeps giving himself chances.

A year ago, the son of a club pro was coming off consecutive wins on the Korn Ferry Tour that moved him up some 300 spots in the world ranking to No. 170. Now he is at No. 30, with five top-three finishes in his rookie season, three times a runner-up.

The most recent was at Southern Hills, when Young was tied for the lead heading to the 14th tee in the final round of the PGA. His chances ended with a double bogey on the 16th.

And then he was right back at it at the Memorial, making a 15-foot eagle on the par-5 15th on his way to a 31 on his opening nine holes, overcoming a few bogeys on the front nine and capping off another solid day with a 30-foot birdie putt.

“I think we knew what was possible, but I think I’ve also gotten a lot better throughout this season,” Young said. “And having done well makes it a lot easier. If I was really fighting to keep my card for next year, I think it gets a lot harder. To have been around the lead and then finish high a few times, I think just that comfort level has gone up and I’ve been able to keep going.”

The greens were firm during practice and still rolled well, though players could take aim at flags because of enough rain and cloud cover. That took some adjusting. Muirfield Village was still tough enough that bogeys were easy to find.

List, who picked up his first win at Torrey Pines in January, had only one bogey in his 67. Smith was slowed by a few bogeys on the front nine after making the turn. Lee holed out from fairway on No. 9 for eagle, only to follow with back-to-back bogeys.

Will Zalatoris, who lost in the PGA Championship playoff to Thomas, had eight birdies in his round of 68 and wasn’t sure what to make of his round.

“I did not think 68 with eight birdies was in the cards when I came out Monday, Tuesday,” Zalatoris said.

He figured out the difference quickly, a wedge on the 13th hole that landed near the flag and spun back 15 feet. Earlier in the week, he saw shots like that bound over the green into trouble.

What helped in any conditions was his putting. Zalatoris and 11 consecutive one-putt greens, one of those for bogey, until the streak ended when he missed a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-3 fourth.

Defending champion Patrick Cantlay didn’t find nearly as many birdies as everyone else from the morning wave, just two birdies against two bogeys for an even-par 72. Collin Morikawa, who lost to Cantlay in the playoff at the Memorial last year, had two birdies for a 71.

Jon Rahm, who had a six-shot lead after 54 holes last year until having to withdraw because of a positive COVID-19 test, played in the afternoon.

Young recalls meeting Jack Nicklaus, the tournament host, at Pebble Beach in 2019 for the U.S. Open when he qualified for his first major as an amateur. It was special for at least one of them.

“I’m sure he wouldn’t remember,” Young said. “He was walking at me and I said, `Hi, I’m Cameron.’ And he was very nice. Said hello and kind of moved on. But I was nobody. I just got out of college. So that’s really the only time I’ve been able to interact with him.”

Nicklaus is always by the 18th green on Sunday to shake hands with the winner. That would be memorable.

Matsuyama disqualified for too much paint on his 3-wood

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Former Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama was disqualified Thursday when officials determined he had too much paint on the face of his 3-wood that he was using for alignment.

It was the first time Matsuyama, who won the Memorial in 2014 for his first PGA Tour victory, had ever been disqualified on the PGA Tour.

Chief referee Steve Rintoul said rules officials were made aware of 10 small lines forming a circle on the face of his 3-wood. Matsuyama had just teed off at Muirfield Village and was approached on the second hole.

It’s OK to have a non-conforming club in the bag as long as it hasn’t been used. Matsuyama said he used it for his opening tee shot.

Rintoul said he met him on the fifth fairway to talk to the Japanese star and to take pictures of the club. He then brought in the USGA and the tour’s equipment standards leader to make sure, and the result was disqualification.

The alignment aid was not at issue, rather the substance used to create the lines was thick enough that it could affect the flight of the ball.

Rule 4.1-a(3) states players cannot hit a shot with a club that has been changed “by applying any substance to the clubhead (other than in cleaning it) to affect how it performs in making a stroke.”

Rintoul described the substance as white-out used in fixing typographical errors on paper.

“There was a lot of white,” he said. “A white-out substance that was very much up on the face of the club, which, really, it’s very clear in equipment rules that is not allowed.”

He said he closed his yes and rubbed his fingernail across the face of the club. In one direction he could feel the paint, and the other direction he couldn’t.

“It was thick enough you could pick up on where it was on the face,” he said.

Rintoul said someone in the golf industry whom he declined to identify pointed out pictures of Matsuyama’s club that had been taken a few days ago. They reached Matsuyama too late to keep him from using the club in competition.

“But the damage was done on the first hole,” Rintoul said. “Just unfortunate set of circumstances for Hideki, for sure.”

Matsuyama left after nine holes – he was 3-over par – without comment. His next tournament is the U.S. Open in two weeks.

Lindblad sets U.S. Women’s Open amateur mark with 6-under 65

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) Sweden’s Ingrid Lindblad shot the lowest round by an amateur in the 77-year history of the U.S. Women’s Open, a 6-under 65 that gave her the early lead Thursday at Pine Needles.

“She was fearless,” said playing partner Annika Sorenstam, Sweden’s most famous female golfer.

Because she’s an amateur, Lindblad wouldn’t be able to collect the record $1.8 million first-place prize if she holds on to win the event. She would have had to declare as a professional before the tournament began.

When asked if, in hindsight, that was a mistake, the 22-year-old LSU junior known to her friends as “Iggy” paused and said with a smile, “I’m going to stay in college for like another year or so.”

“But when you say it, yeah… it would have been fun to win a little bit of money,” she said.

Australia’s Minjee Lee and Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist both shot 67 in the morning, and are two strokes behind after the early tee times. Several golfers remained on the course.

Lindblad finished tied 30th at 6-over 292 in her only other U.S. Women’s Open appearance in 2020.

She set the tone for a strong opening round in Southern Pines by winning the Southeastern Conference individual championship in April after making a 38-foot eagle putt on the 18th hole.

“I played really good at SECs, and then at nationals I didn’t really get anything to drop,” Lindblad said. “I hit it good but I didn’t make any putts. I feel like that was the difference then to today. I just had fun out there.”

Three amateurs had previously shot 66 – Carol Semple Thompson in 1994, Brittany Lincicome in 2004 and Gina Kim in 2019.

Lindblad said she had no idea she’d broken the amateur record until her coach told her as she was walking off the course.

When Lindblad, who is known for her long drives, is not crushing it down the fairway, she finds peace doing puzzles.

“Like at least a thousand pieces,” she said. “Puzzles, because it’s a great distraction. I just get in the zone when I do puzzles.”

She was in the zone from the start on Thursday.

While she only hit eight of 14 fairways, she just needed 26 putts to complete the round. Her only hiccup was a bogey on the par-5 10th hole. But she made up for it with seven birdies, getting a first pump from Sorenstam after draining a putt on hole No. 2.

Catherine Lacoste, the daughter of French tennis player Rene Lacoste and 1927 British Ladies Amateur champion Simone Thion de la Chaume, was the only amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open back in 1967.

Lindblad didn’t balk at the chance to become the second.

“Yeah, it’s possible,” she said.

“She’s really impressive,” Sorenstam said. “I think people see her as a long hitter, but I’m sure you saw her today, some of those chip shots she hit, especially here on 18, that was not an easy one. She just kind of stood there, really good touch, and she putted beautifully today, good speed. I was really impressed.”

Hendrick to run 3 Xfinity races with Larson, Bowman, Byron

MADISON, Ill. (AP) Hendrick Motorsports will return to the Xfinity Series for the first time in more than a decade when it fields cars later this year at Road America, the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen.

The team said Thursday that defending Cup Series champion Kyle Larson will drive the No. 17 car July 2 at Road America. Alex Bowman will take the wheel July 30 in Indianapolis and William Byron on Aug. 20 at Watkins Glen.

The idea is to give the three Cup regulars, who have 17 combined Xfinity wins, more experience on road courses.

“Our drivers are always looking for more opportunities to compete,” Hendrick Motorsports president Jeff Andrews said. “We believe the additional road-course experience on Saturdays will translate well to Sundays.”

The last time Hendrick Motorsports entered a lower-tier Xfinity race was Feb. 14, 2009, when Tony Stewart drove to the win at Daytona in what was then the Nationwide Series. Stewart finished eighth the following day in the Daytona 500.

Crew chief Kevin Meendering is overseeing the three-race effort for Hendrick Motorsports, which has 26 wins in the Xfinity Series and captured the 2003 title with Brian Vickers. It was Meendering who led Elliott Sadler with JR Motorsports to three straight top-five finishes in the season standings, including the 2017 regular-season championship.

The decision to run the No. 17 on the car also carries some historical significance for Hendrick Motorsports. Darrell Waltrip drove the number to nine wins for Rick Hendrick from 1987-90, including the 1989 Daytona 500, and it was run by the team owner’s late son Ricky Hendrick in Truck Series races in 2000 and 2001.

“It will be special to see the No. 17 back in action for Hendrick Motorsports,” Hendrick said. “It’s a great chance for Kyle, Alex and William to gain more time on the road courses and to do even more with our HendrickCars.com sponsorship.”

Rossi confirms 2023 move from Andretti to Arrow McLaren SP

(AP) — Alexander Rossi on Thursday at last confirmed he’s signed a multiyear deal to drive for Arrow McLaren SP beginning next season after a seven-year run with Andretti Autosport.

Rossi’s departure had been widely speculated since April, although both the American driver and Michael Andretti insisted they had an exclusive negotiating window in which Rossi could not even speak to any other teams.

It contradicted Andretti’s February admission that he’d only hold Rossi to that clause “unless he finds something else.” Rossi, it turned out, had indeed decided to leave Andretti even before the start of the IndyCar season and the Thursday confirmation was made possible when Andretti announced a day earlier that Kyle Kirkwood would drive Rossi’s No. 27 next season.

Rossi won the Indianapolis 500 as a rookie in 2016 with Andretti and seven total races. The Californian is winless since 2019.

“The time has come for a new challenge, with a team that is growing in the sport,” Rossi said in a statement. “I look forward to contributing to the development of Arrow McLaren SP and helping them reach the top. I see the commitment this team has to each other and to me, and I’m looking forward to getting started. It’s time for me to race for another one of motorsport’s biggest names: McLaren.”

Rossi and Taylor Kiel, president of McLaren’s IndyCar team, are scheduled to discuss the signing Friday at the Detroit Grand Prix. McLaren took over majority ownership of the IndyCar team this season and has plans to expand to three cars and build a state-of-the-art facility in Indiana that mimics its Formula One factory in England.

Pato O’Ward was announced to an extension last Friday with McLaren, but its plans for its third seat have not been revealed. McLaren did not specify if Rossi will drive its planned expanded third car in 2023 or replace Felix Rosenqvist in the No. 7. Rosenqvist is in a contract year.

“Alex is a proven race winner and an Indianapolis 500 champion, who shares our desire to win,” said Zak Brown, head of McLaren Racing. “It is essential that we put the right talent in place, both inside and outside the car, so we can consistently compete for championships and race wins as a team. He is someone we have had our eye on for some time and we’re excited to see what he’ll do as a part of Arrow McLaren SP.”

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

Indy Silenced in 4-1 Loss to Omaha

PAPILLION, Neb. – Bligh Madris belted his fourth home run of the season and Cody Bolton fanned a season-high seven batters over 5.0 innings for Indianapolis, but Brewer Hicklen drove in three of four runs for the Storm Chasers as the Indians were handed a 4-1 setback on Thursday night. Omaha now leads the series 2-1.

With the score level at 1-1 and the bases loaded with two outs in the seventh, Hicklen stroked a go-ahead single off lefty Aaron Fletcher (L, 1-1) to score two runs and capture the lead, 3-1. Omaha (26-24) added an insurance run in the eighth on a Nate Eaton sacrifice fly.

Hicklen homered in the bottom of the first inning to give the Storm Chasers a 1-0 advantage. It was the first time in the past nine contests that Indy did not score first.

After being held scoreless through three frames, the Indians (25-25) got on the board thanks to Madris’ game-tying longball

Josh Dye (W, 3-1) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in relief, allowing only one hit and striking out four. He took over for Omaha starter Daniel Mengden who yielded just one earned run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6.0 innings.

Hicklen’s first-inning home run was the only blemish of the night for Bolton who surrendered two hits, two walks and two hit batsmen to go with his seven strikeouts.

Travis Swaggerty went 2-for-4 for his fifth multi-hit game in his past six contests. Ji-Hwan Bae finished 0-for-4 to snap his career-high on-base streak at 28 games, tied with teammate Canaan Smith-Njigba for the longest on-base streak this season in the International League.

The Indians and Storm Chasers will be in action at Werner Park on Friday night with first pitch slated for 8:05 PM ET. RHP Bryse Wilson (1-0, 6.00) will take the bump for Indy while Omaha has yet to name a starter.

Luke Sheridan to Wrestle for USA National Team Roster Spot

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– Indiana Wrestling alum Luke Sheridan will participate in the True Third National Team Wrestle-offs to compete for a spot on USA Wrestling’s National Team.

Sheridan, who competes with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), will face Hadyn Maley (Beaver Dam RTC) in the 97 kg weight class of the Greco-Roman division for the roster spot.

The match will take place prior to Final X New York on June 8 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Sheridan’s Results from USA World Team Trials (May 21-22):

Quarterfinals:

Luke Sheridan (Army WCAP) def. Brady Vogel (Dubuque Wrestling Club) 9-0, 1:28

Semi-Finals:

Braxton Amos (Wisconsin RTC) def. Luke Sheridan (Army WCAP) 7-4

Sheridan is currently a soldier-athlete with the United States Army’s WCAP and All Army Wrestling. He graduated from IU in 2015 and was a two-time NCAA qualifier at 184 lbs.

10 Boilermakers Headed to U20/U23 WTT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue wrestling team is set to send 10 individuals to compete for a spot on their age-group national teams this weekend as the Boilermakers head to SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio for the 2022 U20 & U23 U.S. Freestyle World Team Trials. Nine of the 10 Boilermakers will compete in the U23 division, while rising sophomore Hayden Copass earned a spot in the U20 field with his fifth-place showing at 125 kg in Las Vegas last month.

Joining Copass on the trip are classmates Dustin Norris (61 kg), Christian White (65 kg), Jaden Reynolds (70 kg), Stoney Buell (74 kg), Hayden Filipovich (92 kg) and Tristan Ruhlman (125 kg), in addition to rising juniors Christian Navida (70 kg), Trey Kruse (70 kg) and Macartney Parkinson (79 kg).

Norris, Reynolds, Buell and Filipovich enter their second freestyle event of the summer as all four competed alongside Copass in Las Vegas. Norris went 2-2 in the senior division, while Buell and Filipovich reached the championship quarterfinals in the U20 tournament, and Reynolds posted a 3-2 record. Copass was 5-2 in Las Vegas, advancing to the quarterfinals on the championship side and rallying with three more wins in the consolation bracket to earn fifth place.

The remainder of the group will have their first freestyle action of 2022, and most getting their first freestyle tournament since arriving at Purdue. Parkinson competed in both the U20 and U23 national tournaments in 2021, going 3-2 at U20’s and 1-2 at U23’s at 86 kg. White, Ruhlman, Navida and Kruse will all compete in their first freestyle tournament since high school.

Wrestling begins Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET and will air live on FloWrestling.

EVENT SCHEDULE (all times Eastern)

U20 World Team Trials

Saturday, June 4

9:30 a.m. – Session 1: Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Finals & Consolations

4 p.m. – Session 2: Consolations, All Medal Matches, and FINAL WTT Best 2 out of 3 finals

U23 World Team Trials

Saturday, June 4

9:30 a.m. – Session 1: Preliminaries and Consolations

4 p.m. – Session 2: Preliminaries and Consolations

Sunday, June 5

10 a.m. – Session 3: Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolations, All Medal Matches, and Best 2 out of 3 Finals

Cook Jr. and Eckstein Earn Academic All-District Honors

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Seniors Kelly Cook Jr. and Curt Eckstein of the Purdue track & field team have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Cook Jr. and Eckstein are the 14th and 15th track & field and cross country student-athletes to be recognized on an Academic All-District Team since the award was established in 2001-02 and the fourth and fifth from the men’s squad. The pair are the first to be honored since Micaela Hazlewood in 2018.

Purdue has two awardees in the same season for the first time since 2009, when Kara Patterson and Brian Kaluf were honored. The team also had two named to the Academic All-District team in 2008 and 2003, though this is the first time two men were honored in the same season.

A graduate student in his first season as a Boilermaker, Cook Jr. advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the hammer throw after a mark of 68.21 meters on May 25 at last week’s NCAA East Prelims. Cook Jr. entered Purdue’s top-10 list in the event in his opening meet, on March 19, and last week’s throw moved him up to No. 2 all-time. He also is No. 7 in school history in the weight throw.

A native of Buena Vista, Virginia, Cook Jr. is pursuing his masters degree in finance. This is his second career Academic All-District distinction, after he was honored while an undergraduate at William & Mary. Cook Jr. also was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Eckstein won a silver medal at the Big Ten Championships in the 10,000 meters and placed in the top-seven in all four events he raced in at the indoor and outdoor conference championships in 2022. Eckstein competed at three NCAA events this season, the Great Lakes Regional and national championships in cross country in the fall and at last week’s NCAA prelims in the 10,000m. This year, he broke the school record in the indoor 3,000m (7:57.69) and ran the second-fastest 10,000m (28:54.93) time in program history outdoors. In a career that included 12 NCAA appearances, Eckstein has five top-10 times, with four in the top-two.

A graduate student from Oldenburg, Indiana, Eckstein is majoring in mechanical engineering. In his career, he is a multiple-time USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree in both cross country and track & field.

There are 12 honorees on the NCAA Division I – District 5 First Team, including Cook Jr. and Eckstein. After being voted to the first team, they advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.

Cook Jr. and 14 Purdue teammates now travel to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Boilermakers will compete in nine events at Hayward Field from June 8-11.

Purdue Track & Field’s CoSIDA Academic All-District Honorees

Kelly Cook Jr. – 2022, First Team

Curt Eckstein – 2022, First Team

Micaela Hazlewood – 2018, First Team

Matthew McClintock – 2015, First Team

Kara Patterson – 2009, First Team

Mallory Peck – 2009, Second Team

Kara Patterson – 2008, Second Team

Brian Kaluf – 2008, First Team

Lindsey Blaine – 2007, Second Team

Amber Ferner – 2006, First Team

Amber Ferner – 2005, First Team

Lindsay Zinn – 2004, First Team

Prentice Stovall – 2003, First Team

Simona Kovacic – 2003, Second Team

Ann Stechshulte – 2002, First Team

Volleyball Unveils Non-Conference Schedule

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue volleyball team is poised for 10 non-conference matchups to open the 2022 season, which will begin August 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Overall, the schedule features four opponents recognized in last year’s final poll, all of which advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament, and combine for five regular-season or conference tournament champion titles.

Purdue, coming off its second consecutive Regional Finals appearance and its highest finish in AVCA final poll history at No. 6, will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee (Aug. 26-27) and Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 9-10) for a pair of road tournaments in addition to the two the Boilermakers will host: The Reamer Club Xtra Special (Sept. 2-3) and the Stacey Clark Classic (Sept. 15-16).

“We will be challenged on the road and at home,” said Big Ten Coach of the Year Dave Shondell. “Our Boilermakers know the effort that must be exerted between now and August 26th to be prepared for the ten opponents on the non-league docket. The fall season will be here very soon.”

First, Purdue will begin its season at Tennessee for the Tennessee Classic, where the Boilermakers will take on Bowling Green, Loyola Chicago and Tennessee. Then, Purdue will return home for the Reamer Club Xtra Special before hitting the road for the Louisville Invitational, where the Boilermakers will take on host Louisville and either Lipscomb or Xavier. Purdue will close out the non-conference play at home with the Stacey Clark Classic before Big Ten Conference action will begin, the schedule for which will be released at a later date.

The Reamer Club Xtra Special tournament will include squads from Bradley, No. 18 Utah and Milwaukee, meanwhile Purdue will host Northern Kentucky and Ball State in the Stacey Clark Classic.

“I am pleased with the results of much work and negotiations by our staff to create a non-conference slate – that along with the Big Ten schedule – will allow our team an opportunity to generate a productive RPI and an exciting experience for our players and fans,” said head coach Dave Shondell. “Aside from recruiting and training our team, the non-conference pool has become the most critical measure of advancing to the NCAA tourney and the selection committee’s seeding.”

The Purdue volleyball squad is coming of a historic season, which saw five victories over top-5 ranked opponents and the second-most wins in the nation over teams ranked in the top-8. Additionally, the 2021 journey led to a program-record six honorees in the Big Ten postseason awards, a 34-year-old program-record broken (block assists), its highest ranking in program history and a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten standings.

Tickets

Season ticket renewals are now open for fans until July 15. New season tickets will not be going on sale to the general public. Instead, those interested in purchasing new season tickets can join the waitlist by signing up HERE.

Single-match tickets will go on-sale August 2 for John Purdue Club members and August 3 for the general public.

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN

2021 Ranked Opponents: #3 Louisville (32-1), #18 Utah (22-9), #RV Tennessee (20-10), #RV Ball State (30-4)

Home: Bradley, #18 Utah, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, #RV Ball State

Road: #RV Tennessee, #3 Louisville

Neutral Site: Bowling Green, Loyola Chicago, Lipscomb or Xavier

Thursday Matches: vs. Northern Kentucky (9/15)

Friday Matches: vs. Bowling Green (8/26), vs. Bradley (9/2), vs. #18 Utah (9/2) and at #3 Louisville (9/9)

Saturday Matches: vs. Loyola Chicago (8/27), at #RV Tennessee (8/27), vs. UW-Milwaukee (9/3), vs. Lipscomb or Xavier (9/10) and vs. #RV Ball State (9/17)

2021 Opponent

Opponents Advancing to the 2021 NCAA Second Round: Tennessee, Utah, Ball State, Louisville

Opponents Advancing the to 2021 NCAA National Semifinals: Louisville

Opponent Conferences: SEC, ACC, Pac-12, MAC (x2), Missouri Valley (x2), Horizon League (x2), Atlantic Sun or Big East

Regular Season Conference Champions: Ball State, Milwaukee, Louisville and Loyola Chicago

Conference Tournament Champions: Ball State

All rankings refer to 2021 AVCA Final Poll

#RV = received votes in the AVCA poll

Summer League Assignments for Purdue Baseball

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Summer ball and collegiate wood bat leagues provide players with an opportunity to take the field and returning members of Purdue baseball are slated to play in leagues across the eastern half of the country.

Many leagues started as early as May 30 or June 1. June brings with it the sights and scents of summer as baseball weather in all its glory also arrives with the summer months.

Khal Stephen struck out 10 over five innings of two-hit relief in a home win for the Danville Dans in the June 1 opening night action in the Prospect League. He’s one of five returning Boilermakers slated to play in the Prospect League, which is also home to the Lafayette Aviators.

Mike Bolton Jr. is slated to play for the Pulaski River Turtles of the Appalachian League, which is now part of Prospect Development Pipeline co-sponsored by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball. The Appalachian League was part of Minor League Baseball for more than 100 years before the restructuring that took place in 2020.

Carter Doorn and Ty Gill are slated to be teammates this summer for the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Leagues. They’ll play for head coach Matt Furuto, the younger brother of Purdue assistant coach Daniel Furuto (who is also a former skipper for Lima).

This page will be updated throughout the summer as new information becomes available. Summer league info for incoming Boilermakers will also be added as it becomes available. Submit updates or additions to benturner@purdue.edu.

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RETURNING BOILERMAKERS
BoilermakerTeamLocationLeagueFirst Game
Evan AlbrechtO’Fallon HootsO’Fallon, Mo.ProspectJune 1
Mike Bolton Jr.Pulaski River TurtlesPulaski, Va.AppalachianJune 2
Avery Cook^Lakeshore ChinooksMequon, Wis.NorthwoodsMay 30
Logan DanzeisenLafayette AviatorsLafayette, Ind.ProspectJune 1
Carter DoornLima LocosLima, OhioGreat LakesJune 7
Sam FrancoUpper Valley NighthawksHartford, Vt.New EnglandJune 7
Ty GillLima LocosLima, OhioGreat LakesJune 7
Weston GingerichOlney CropdustersOlney, Md.Cal RipkenJune 7
Cam HillCape CatfishCape Girardeau, Mo.ProspectJune 1
Griffin LohmanCape CatfishCape Girardeau, Mo.ProspectJune 1
Jake JarvisWoodstock River BanditsWoodstock, Va.ValleyJune 3
Jake ParrStrasburg ExpressStrasburg, Va.ValleyJune 2
Jake StadlerHarrisonburg TurksHarrisonburg, Va.ValleyJune 3
Khal StephenDanville DansDanville, Ill.ProspectJune 1
^Cook is joining Lakeshore for the second half of the Northwoods season

2022 @ButlerMSoccer Fall Schedule Includes Nine 2021 NCAA Tournament Qualifiers

After a 2021 season that saw Butler face eight ranked opponents and advance to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament, Coach Paul Snape and his staff have lined up another challenging slate for the fall 2022 season. In the 20-game schedule, which features 12 home matches at the Sellick Bowl, the Bulldogs will be challenged by eight opponents who qualified for last season’s NCAA Tournament.

Butler’s home opener will be the first of three exhibition matches to start the season. Prior to regular-season contests, the Bulldogs will host Marian, on August 11, at Varsity Field, and then Bradley (Aug. 20), at the Sellick Bowl, while traveling to Michigan State (Aug. 14) in between.

The seven-game non-conference portion of the regular-season schedule includes home matches with tournament qualifiers Marshall (Aug. 29) and Indiana (Sept. 14) and road matches with Oakland and St. Louis. Butler will also travel to Ohio State (Sept. 9) and host IUPUI (Oct. 8).

The ten BIG EAST Conference matches begin on Saturday, Sept. 17, when DePaul visits the Sellick Bowl. The BIG EAST schedule is stacked with five contests against tournament qualifiers, including home matches vs. Georgetown (Oct. 5), Villanova (Oct. 12), and St. John’s (Oct. 22). The final regular-season match is also at home, when Xavier comes to Butler’s campus on November 2.

A few days after the conclusion of the regular season, the 2022 BIG EAST Tournament will begin. The top six teams in the league standings will battle in search of the conference’s automatic entry into the NCAA Tournament.

Entering his 12th season, Coach Snape and his program are looking to build on the success of the previous teams. The Bulldogs have qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament five times since 2016 and competed in the NCAA Tournament in three of those seasons. The 2017 side finished atop the BIG EAST standings and won two matches in the NCAA Tournament.

For the fall 2022 season, Coach Snape returns an experienced and talented squad that includes multiple athletes who received weekly and postseason awards in 2021. Senior forward Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. represented the Bulldogs on the All-BIG EAST first team as well as the United Soccer Coaches All-Region team. Fifth-year goalkeeper Gabriel Gjergji was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week on two different occasions and also received weekly recognition from the conference. Fifth-year defender Griffin DeBolt was a 2021 BIG EAST All-Tournament selection and also received recognition from TopDrawerSoccer. Finally, senior forward Hemi Nasser and redshirt-junior midfielder Tommy Visser both garnered weekly honors from the BIG EAST during the 2021 season.

In addition to these returnees, the incoming Bulldogs recruiting class will be announced in the coming weeks.

NCAA PREVIEW: STATESBORO REGIONAL

STATESBORO, Ga. — The No. 2 seed Notre Dame baseball team is down in Georgia to start the 2022 NCAA Baseball Championship at the Statesboro Regional. The Irish begin the postseason with No. 3 Texas Tech Friday afternoon from J.I. Clements Stadium. Friday’s game is set for a 2 p.m ET start from Statesboro and will be aired nationally on the ACC Network. Depending on the Irish result, they will play at either 1 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. ET on Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS

.701        Notre Dame is 47-20 (.701) away from Frank Eck Stadium under head coach Link Jarrett. In 2022, the Irish are 10-8 in true road games and 8-3 in neutral site games.

.734        The Irish are 80-29 (.734) since the start of the 2020 season. That winning percentage ranks third in the NCAA over the past three seasons, trailing Tennessee and UC Santa Barbara.

.980        Notre Dame is 12th in the NCAA and first in the ACC in fielding percentage with a .980 mark this season. The Irish have committed 36 errors in 1,313 putout opportunities this season.

1              The Irish swept #5 Florida State on the road from April 1-3 (2-0 (12), 5-4, 9-7). It was the first time the Irish have swept a Top-5 team on the road in program history.

1.27        Notre Dame is 11th in the NCAA and second in the ACC with a 1.27 WHIP this season. They have surrendered 368 hits and 183 walks in 437.2 innings pitched.

3.91        The Irish rank 12th nationally and are second in the ACC in team ERA with 3.91. They have given up 190 earned runs in 437.2 innings this season.

6              The Irish are one of six teams nationally to be ranked in every D1Baseball poll this season. They are the only ACC team that has been ranked in every poll this year.

7.57        The Irish are sixth in the NCAA and first in the ACC with 7.57 hits allowed per nine innings. They have given up 368 hits in 437.2 innings pitched this season.

10.9        The Irish rank fifth in the NCAA and second in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 10.9. The Irish pitching staff has struck out 529 batters in 437.2 innings this season.

11           The Irish scored 11 runs in the sixth inning against Boston College, the most in a single inning this season. It was the most runs in an inning since April 24, 2021, when the Irish scored 12 runs in the eighth inning against Boston College.

12.0        John Michael Bertrand (7.2 IP), Ryan McLinskey (1.2 IP), Aidan Tyrell (1.0) and Alex Rao (1.2 IP) combined to shutout #5 Florida State in 12.0 innings in the 2-0 Irish win on April 1. It was the first time in program history that the Seminoles had been shutout in an extra inning game.

12           John Michael Bertrand set a career high with 12 strikeouts against #5 Florida State on April 1. It was the most strikeouts in a game for an Irish pitcher since Cameron Brown struck out 12 against Florida State on March 23, 2019.

18           The Irish struck out 18 batters in the 2-0 win over #5 Florida State on April 1. It was the most strikeouts in a game for the Irish pitching staff since May 16, 2008, when they struck out 18 against South Florida.

24           This is Notre Dame’s 24th bid to the NCAA Postseason in program history. It is the first time since 2005-06 that the Irish have earned postseason bids in consecutive-seasons.

25           The Irish allowed three runs or less for the 25th time this season in the 3-0 win over No. 5 seed Virginia on May 27. They are 25-0 this season and 51-2 overall under Jarrett in games they allow three runs or less.

42           The Irish scored 42 runs in their series sweep of Wake Forest on April 22-24. It set the program record for most runs in an ACC series since joining the conference in 2014. It was the most runs in a three-game conference series since 1993 when the Irish scored 48 runs in a sweep of Dayton when they were members of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference.

63           Outfielder Spencer Myers has 63 steals in his Irish career and ranks seventh all-time in program history for career steals. He trails Dan Bautch by five for sixth place in program history.

529         The Irish set a program record for the strikeouts as they are at 529 heading into the Statesboro Regional. They surpassed the previous record of 504 from 2006 in the ACC Championship win over Florida State.

Irish Off to Statesboro Regional

The Irish earned their 24th berth in program history when they got selected as the No. 2 seed in the Statesboro Regional.

They are joined by the No. 16 national seed and host Georgia Southern, Texas Tech and UNC Greensboro.

Three of the four teams in the regional were ranked in the most recent D1Baseball poll with the Irish coming in at #17, Georgia Southern at #21 and Texas Tech at #24.

The Statesboro Regional is one of two regionals (Stanford) that have three ranked teams in the regional.

Georgia Southern went 40-18 during the regional season and 23-7 in Sun Belt play. They finished second in the conference during the regular season and fell in the the Sun Belt Championship game to Louisiana.

The Irish have not played Georgia Southern before in their program history and it will be the first ever matchup if the two teams square off over the course of the weekend.

Texas Tech went 37-20 on the year and 15-9 in Big 12 play. They finished second in the conference during the regular season and went 1-2 at the Big 12 Championship.

The Irish and Red Raiders have faced off once before in program history. The Irish won 6-1 on March 14, 2004 in a neutral site match at Round Rock, Texas.

UNC Greensboro went 34-28 during the regular season and 12-9 in Southern conference play. They finished third in the league in the regular season and won the Southern Conference tournament after winning six of seven and five-straight games to clinch the title.

The Irish have yet to play UNC Greensboro in program history but head coach Link Jarrett spent seven years as the head coach at UNCG prior to coming to Notre Dame.

Jarrett went 215-166 during his time in Greensboro and led the Spartans to a regular season championship in 2018 and a conference tournament championship in 2017.

George Swanson named Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – For the third time in six days, University of Evansville head men’s basketball coach David Ragland has made an addition to his coaching staff.  On Thursday, Ragland announced the appointment of George Swanson as an assistant on his first Purple Aces staff.

“I have known George for over 15 years. With my staff, I wanted to surround myself with guys that I know and trust who are high in character and work hard. “G” is a tireless recruiter and proven winner,” Ragland said.  “He has been a part of numerous championship teams and helped move along countless players to the 4-year level. George has been committed to graduating his student athletes and will be instrumental in molding our players academically, socially and athletically. I’m excited to welcome “G” and his family to Evansville.”

Swanson joins the Evansville program from North Idaho College where he was set to begin his first season as the head women’s basketball coach.  He spent the previous eight seasons as an assistant coach with the NIC men’s program and enjoyed great success, including a perfect 30-0 regular-season record in 2016.  That team advanced to the NJCAA Sweet 16.  His squads won back-to-back Northwest Athletic Conference Championships in 2017-18 and 2018-19, going a combined 56-10.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to come to University of Evansville and work with this staff and players, who are so focused on winning at the highest level,” Swanson exclaimed.  “I look forward to being part of a team in one of best men’s basketball conferences.”

During his tenure at NIC, Swanson directed multiple student-athletes to the Division I level following their JUCO careers.  He oversaw all planning and execution of the annual recruiting process for the program while designing development plans and strategies for the guards and wings.  He placed a large emphasis on recruiting quality student-athletes and was actively involved in their success both on and off the court.

He joined the NIC program following two seasons as a head coach at Reardan (WA) High School and Emerald City Basketball Academy.  Prior to his time in Washington, he worked as an assistant at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.  Other stints included time as a head coach at Grays Harbor College and Pierce College.  At Grays Harbor, he led the squad to the NWAACC Tournament and a #1 ranking in the NWAACC poll.

His playing days saw him play at Grays Harbor where his efforts resulted in a NWAACC 6th place finish.  Swanson also played for Northwest University, leading the school to its only national championship in 1993.  He was later a Hall of Fame inductee at Northwest (2014) and Pierce College (2015).  He earned his bachelor’s degree in health science from Eastern Washington University in 2006. Swanson has two boys, Jayce and Myles, and a daughter, Jaide.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1888       The first publication of Ernest L. Thayer’s poem Casey at the Bat appears in the San Francisco Examiner. The work is originally published under the pen name ‘Phin’ because the poet feels embarrassed by what he considers to be bad verse and decides to keep his identity a secret until others come forward to claim the work to be their own.

1902       Cardinal right-hander Mike O’Neill hits the first pinch-hit grand slam in major league history. The hurler’s ninth-inning blast off Beaneater Togie Pittinger proves the difference in the Redbirds’ 11-9 victory over Boston at South End Grounds.

1914       The court of appeals awards $3,500 to Charles A. Edling, a lawyer hit in the nose with a foul ball that broke through a wire netting while attending a Kansas City Blues game at Association Park in 1911. The legal ruling states had the American Association team “kept their eye on the ball with the accuracy that they contend Edling should have exhibited, and they would have attained a higher place in the pennant race.”

1918       Dutch Leonard, facing only 28 batters, tosses his second career no-hitter when he holds the Tigers hitless in the Red Sox’ 5-0 victory at Navin Field. The 26-year-old southpaw, known as ‘Hub,’ had also pitched a no-no against the Browns two seasons ago at Fenway Park.

1921       Crip Polli strikes out 28 batters in a ten-inning contest against Cushing Academy at Mountaineer Recreation Field in Montpelier, Vermont. The Goddard Seminary student’s performance, highlighted in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, is no fluke as the high schooler will fan 105 batters in a five-game span.

1932       In Philadelphia, Lou Gehrig becomes the first player in the twentieth century to blast four home runs in one game, and barely misses hitting a fifth. The Yankees hammer out a major league record with 50 total bases in a 20-13 slugfest with Philadelphia.

1932       Citing poor health, the Giants announce the resignation of long-time skipper John McGraw. During his thirty-two-year tenure in the New York dugout, the fiery manager posted a 2583-1790 (.591) record en route to winning three World Series and nine National League pennants, including a record four consecutive flags.

1932       Tony Lazzeri blasts a grand slam to complete his natural cycle, with his four hits accomplished in sequential order: single, double, triple, home run. Yankee teammate Lou Gehrig’s four home runs in the same game and the announcement of long-time Giants manager John McGraw’s retirement on the same day overshadows the second baseman’s rare and fantastic feat.

1933       The Yankees survive the visiting A’s 11-run outburst in the second inning, beating Philadelphia 17-11. The Bronx Bombers also enjoy a big inning, putting up a 10-spot in the fifth frame.

1939       Joe Sprinz, known as Mule to his teammates, fractures his upper jaw in twelve places and has five teeth knocked out when he attempts to catch a ball dropped 800 feet from a Goodyear blimp. The San Francisco Seals catcher, who will spend two months in the hospital, participated in Baseball Day at the Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay when the ball smashed into his face through his upraised glove.

1951       With two outs in the second inning of an eventual 1-0 loss to the Giants, Cardinals’ southpaw Max Lanier walks Monte Irvin, gives up a double down the right-field line to Willie Mays, and intentionally walks Hank Thompson to load the bases. The St. Louis lefty will get out of the early jam by striking out opposing pitcher Dave Koslo, but the frame will mark the first time in major league history that a trio of black players occupies three bases simultaneously.

1952       The Red Sox trade Johnny Pesky, Walt Dropo, Fred Hatfield, Don Lenhardt, and Bill Wight to the Tigers for Hoot Evers, George Kell, Johnny Lipon, and Dizzy Trout. Pesky will return to Boston to serve as a coach, manager, announcer, and assistant general manager and will have his uniform number 6 retired by the organization in 2008.

1958       In the largest turnout for a non-presidential election (62.3%), Los Angeles voters approve “Proposition B,” supporting the previously agreed-upon contract between the Dodgers and the city. The referendum result, which removes a significant hurdle for Walter O’Malley to build a modern stadium in the Chavez Ravine area, is passed with the final margin of victory of 25,785 votes.

1967       Harmon Killebrew launches the longest home run ever hit in Metropolitan Stadium, a 503-foot shot that travels deep in the second deck of the left-center field bleachers. The stadium chair the ball hit by the Twins’ outfielder is mounted high on a wall overlooking the flume ride at Nickelodeon Universe in the Mall of America, the former site of the Met, in the precise spot the ball landed in the upper deck in deep left-center field.

1969       Over eight innings, Tom Seaver strikes out 14 Dodgers en route to the Mets’ 5-2 win at Shea Stadium. The victory, fueled by Ed Kranepool’s two home runs, improves the second-place team’s record to 24-23, the latest they have been above .500 in franchise history.

1977       Dennis Eckersley’s no-hit string of 22.1 innings ends when Ruppert Jones homers with two outs in the sixth frame, accounting for the Mariners only run in a 7-1 loss to the Indians 7-1 at the Kingdome. The 22-year-old right-hander’s hitless streak falls three innings short of the major league mark established in 1904 by Cy Young while playing for Boston Americans. (Ed. Note: Although many sources list Young’s total at 23, discrepancies reveal the still-standing record is 25.1 consecutive hitless innings; 3 innings on April 25, 7 on April 30, 9 on May 5, and 6.1 on May 11. -LP)

1977       Leading by two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Orioles escape a no-out, bases-loaded jam when John Wathan hits into a run-scoring triple play to end the game, giving the team a 7-6 victory over Kansas City at Royals Stadium. The Kansas City pinch-hitter’s sac fly to right field (1) is deep enough to score Al Cowens from third base, but Freddie Patek, the runner on first, is caught in a run-down on the throw (2), and Dave Nelson, stranded off third base, is tagged out (3) by Mark Belanger, completing the 9-6-4-6 triple killing.

1978       Davey Johnson’s ninth-inning bases-loaded home run off Terry Forster gives the Phillies a 5-1 walk-off victory over Los Angeles at Veterans Stadium. The 35 year-old second baseman is the first major leaguer to pinch-hit two grand slams in one season.

1978       The Braves and the Cubs tie a major league record, using 14 hurlers in a single game. Each team uses seven pitchers when Chicago beats Atlanta at Wrigley Field, 8-6.

1980       The Expos’ first-round selection in the amateur draft is the University of Arizona standout Terry Francona, signed by the team’s general manager John McHale for $100,000. In 1958, McHale, then the G.M. of the Tigers, had refused to give a $1000 raise to their top pick’s dad, Tito, who had asked for a salary increase to help support a new addition to his family, a son named Terry.

1980       The Mets select 18-year-old Darryl Strawberry as the team’s number one pick in the June draft. During his stormy eight-year tenure with the team, the 6′ 6″ outfielder will establish franchise records with 252 homers and 733 RBIs.

1981       Returning as a free agent after a two-year absence from the game, Royals catcher Jerry Grote hits his first home run since 1976. The former Astro and Mets backstop’s grand slam helps Kansas City overcome the Mariners, 12-9.

1987       Three players hit grand slams in the Cubs’ 22-7 rout of the Astros at Wrigley Field. Chicago’s Keith Moreland and Brian Dayett go deep with the bases loaded, and Billy Hatcher adds one for Houston.

1989       In a 22-inning game played at the Astrodome, Houston beats the Dodgers, 5-4, when Rafael Ramirez’s run-scoring single plates Bill Doran, ending the contest at 2:50 a.m., seven hours and 14-minutes after it started. The longest game in National League history features L.A. center fielder John Shelby going 0-for-10 and southpaw Fernando Valenzuela finishing the game at first base.

1989       Nolan Ryan pitches his 11th career one-hitter, beating the Mariners, 6-1. The Alvin, Texas native breaks Bob Feller’s record of 15 low-hit games, having now thrown a combination of 16 no-hit and one-hit games.

1990       Dave Liddell, playing in his only major league game, appears as a pinch-hitter in the top of the eighth inning, singling in his lone plate appearance. The Mets’ 23-year-old catcher will stay in the contest, catching the remainder of the team’s 6-3 loss at Philadelphia’s Veterans Stadium.

1993       Although Alex Rodriguez called and asked the team not to choose him, the Mariners still select the standout scholastic shortstop with the first pick in the amateur draft. The Westminster Christian High School (FL) senior, who hit .417 with 17 homers and 90 stolen bases, told club officials that Seattle was too far away and wanted to play in the National League.

1995       In a scoreless tie, Expo hurler Pedro Martinez hurls nine perfect innings against the Padres. After Montreal goes ahead in the top of the tenth inning, the 23-year-old Dominican right-hander gives up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the bottom of the frame but gets the 1-0 victory when Mel Rojas secures the final three outs for a save.

1996       At the Huggins-Stengel complex in St. Petersburg, the expansion Devil Rays begin their first mini-camp in franchise history. Twenty-four free agents, signed before the June draft, work out in front of the recently assembled Tampa Bay coaching staff and Tom Foley, the team’s field coordinator.

1998       Orlando Hernandez gets the victory in his major league debut when the Yankees defeat the Devil Rays in New York, 7-1. ‘El Duque,’ who escaped from Cuba by boat six months ago, allows a run on five hits in seven innings.

2001       Manny Ramirez’s fourth-inning solo blast into the fifth deck off Blue Jay right-hander Chris Carpenter is the longest home run ever hit in the history of the SkyDome. The Red Sox DH’s 491-foot moon shot eclipses A’s first baseman Mark McGwire’s 1996 mark by three feet.

2002       The 20-33 Blue Jays dismiss Buck Martinez, making him the fifth major league manager fired since the season started. Third-base coach Carlos Tosca, who will pilot the team to a 58-51 (.532) record during the remainder of the season, replaces the former catcher and broadcaster.

2003       In one of the minor league’s strangest giveaways, the first 500 fans attending Ted Williams Night at the Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings game receive popsicles. Many are critical of the event, believing the promotion mocks the recently cryogenically frozen Red Sox Hall of Fame outfielder.

2003       Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is named the 11th captain in club history. The 28-year-old joins Hal Chase (1912), Roger Peckinpaugh (1914-21), Babe Ruth (for six days in 1922), Everett Scott (1922), Lou Gehrig (1935-41), Thurman Munson (1976-79), Graig Nettles (1982-84), co-captains Willie Randolph and Ron Guidry (1986-89), and Don Mattingly (1991-95).

2003       Slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected from the game during the first inning after his bat shatters, exposing a cork center. The Cub outfielder will be suspended by major league baseball for eight games (reduced by one game after an appeal) for his offense.

2004       After calling 4,306 consecutive regular-season games and another 41 during the postseason, Tom Cheek’s streak ends. The modest broadcaster, who misses his first game due to his dad’s death, had done play-by-play of every Blue Jays game since the team’s inception on a snowy day in 1977.

2004       Julio Franco becomes the oldest player in baseball history to hit a grand slam. The 45-year-old Dominican first baseman’s first-inning bases-loaded home run off Josh Hancock proves to be the difference when the Braves beat the Phillies at Turner Field, 8-4.

2008       In a Grand Prairie AirHogs promotion, Elaine Fulps wins a certificate for a casket and a funeral at the Chapel of Roses Funeral Home, as well as a cemetery plot and a headstone. The American Association minor league team’s $10,000 giveaway will not expire until the 60 year-old winner from Arlington (TX) resident does, according to Ron Alexander, the sales manager at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

2009       At Safeco Field, Mariner outfielder Ichiro Suzuki singles off Baltimore’s Brad Bergesen in the third inning of the team’s walk-off 3-2 victory over the Orioles, establishing a franchise record by hitting safely in his 27th consecutive game. The streak, which he is batting .402 (47 for 117), marks the seventh time the 35 year-old All-Star has compiled a hitting streak of at least 20 games, including the previous team mark of 25, set two seasons ago.

2010       A day after Jim Joyce called Jason Donald safe, who appeared out, ruining Armando Galarraga’s perfect game, Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm issues a proclamation stating the Tigers right-hander indeed pitched a perfecto against the Indians, dismissing the blown call. Also, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow reports she is lobbying baseball commissioner Bud Selig to declare Galarraga’s performance a perfect game, and U.S. Representative John D. Dingell says he is planning to introduce a resolution in Congress asking for the call’s reversal.

2010       The day after he loses a perfect game on a blown call, Armando Galarraga presents the lineup card at home plate to Jim Joyce, the ump who made the infamous call. In a display of outstanding sportsmanship, applauded nationwide, the two shake hands, and when the pitcher walks away, the apologetic arbitrator pats the Venezuelan right-hander on the shoulder.

2012       In a pregame ceremony at Citi Field, John Franco becomes the 26th member of the Mets Hall of Fame. The former southpaw reliever, who also played for Cincinnati and Houston, leads all lefties in all-time saves with 424, including 276 for the Mets, a franchise record.

2017       Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runs and the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

2017       Allowing only two base runners while striking out ten hitters, Edinson Volquez no-hits the Diamondbacks at Marlins Park, 3-0. In his 98-pitch masterpiece, the 33 year old Miami right-hander faces the minimum 27 batters after double plays erased both players he walked.

TV FRIDAY

COLLEGE BASEBALLTIME ETTV
CAMPBELL VS. GEORGIA TECH12:00PMESPN+
CANISIUS VS. MIAMI12:00PMESPN+
FLORIDA STATE VS. UCLA12:00PMESPN2
COPPIN STATE VS. EAST CAROLINA1:00PMESPN+
LIBERTY VS. OKLAHOMA1:00PMESPN+
COLUMBIA VS GONZAGA1:00PMESPN+
UCONN VS. WAKE FOREST1:00PMESPN+
GRAND CANYON VS. ARKANSAS1:00PMSECN
TEXAS TECH VS. NOTRE DAME2:00PMACCN
AIR FORCE VS. TEXAS2:00PMLHN
ORAL ROBERTS VS. TEXAS A&M2:00PMESPN+
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ST. VS. LOUISVILLE2:00PMESPN+
HOFSTRA VS. NORTH CAROLINA2:00PMESPN+
ARMY VS. SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI2:00PMESPN+
BINGHAMTON VS. STANFORD4:00PMESPN+
SAN DIEGO VS. VANDERBILT4:00PMESPNU
ALABAMA STATE VS. TENNESSEE6:00PMSECN
COASTAL CAROLINA VS. VIRGINIA6:00PMESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN VS. FLORIDA6:30PMESPN+
UNC GREENSBORO VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN7:00PMESPN+
MICHIGAN VS. OREGON7:00PMESPN+
WRIGHT STATE VS. VIRGINIA TECH7:00PMACCN
LIU VS. MARYLAND7:00PMESPN+
MISSOURI STATE VS. OKLAHOMA STATE7:00PMESPN+
OLE MISS VS. ARIZONA7:00PMESPNU
KENNESAW STATE VS. LSU7:00PMESPN+
SOUTHEASTERN LA. VS. AUBURN7:00PMESPN+
DALLAS BAPTIST VS. LOUISIANA TECH7:30PMESPN+
LOUISIANA VS. TCU8:00PMESPN+
UC SANTA BARBARA VS. TEXAS STATE9:00PMESPN+
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. OREGON STATE10:00PMESPNU
COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
NCAA TOURNAMENT7:00PMESPN2
NCAA TOURNAMENT9:30PMESPN2
GOLFTIME ETTV
DP WORLD TOUR: EUROPEAN OPEN7:00AMGOLF
PGA: THE MEMORIAL2:00PMGOLF
US WOMEN’S OPEN3:00PMUSA
MLBTIME ETTV
ST. LOUIS AT CHI. CUBS2:20PMMLBN
MARQ
BALLY SPORTS
SAN FRANCISCO AT MIAMI6:40PMNBCS-BAY
BALLY SPORTS
WASHINGTON AT CINCINNATI6:40PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
LA ANGELS AT PHILADELPHIA7:05PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-PHI
ARIZONA AT PITTSBURGH7:05PMATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
CLEVELAND AT BALTIMORE7:05PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
DETROIT AT NY YANKEES7:05PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
MINNESOTA AT TORONTO7:07PMBALLY SPORTS
CHI. WHITE SOX AT TAMPA BAY7:10PMNBCS-CHI
BALLY SPORTS
SEATTLE AT TEXAS8:05PMBALLY SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS
HOUSTON AT KANSAS CITY8:10PMMLBN
SNY
SPORTSNET
SAN DIEGO AT MILWAUKEE8:10PMBALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT COLORADO8:40PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-RM
BOSTON AT OAKLAND9:40PMNESN
NBCS-CA
NY METS AT LA DODGERS10:10PMSNY
SPORTSNET
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST FINALS GAME 2: TAMPA BAY AT NY RANGERS8:00PMESPN
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: BELGIUM VS NETHERLANDS2:45PMFS1
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VS CAYMAN ISLANDS4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SAINT MARTIN VS ARUBA4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS VS BONAIRE4:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SINT MAARTEN VS U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS4:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BAHAMAS VS SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES5:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CURAÇAO VS HONDURAS8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS ORLANDO PRIDE8:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: NICARAGUA VS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO10:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: PORTLAND THORNS VS ANGEL CITY10:00PMPARAMOUNT+
TENNISTIME ETTV
FRENCH OPEN11:00AMNBC
USFLTIME ETTV
PITTSBURGH VS. NEW JERSEY8:00PMUSA
WNBATIME ETTV
CONNECTICUT AT PHOENIX10:00PMCBSSN

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES3615.70620 – 716 – 819 – 1012 – 45 – 17 – 3W 3
TORONTO3020.6005.517 – 813 – 129 – 104 – 314 – 58 – 2W 8
TAMPA BAY3021.588617 – 1113 – 1010 – 64 – 512 – 96 – 4W 2
BOSTON2427.4711213 – 1411 – 137 – 146 – 79 – 45 – 5W 1
BALTIMORE2231.4151513 – 139 – 1811 – 164 – 64 – 64 – 6L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3023.56617 – 1113 – 126 – 517 – 107 – 63 – 7L 3
CLEVELAND2224.4784.511 – 811 – 163 – 412 – 84 – 65 – 5W 3
CHI WHITE SOX2326.469511 – 1312 – 139 – 107 – 124 – 34 – 6L 3
DETROIT2130.412815 – 156 – 156 – 611 – 111 – 87 – 3W 3
KANSAS CITY1633.327128 – 158 – 181 – 511 – 171 – 52 – 8L 4
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3318.64714 – 619 – 123 – 69 – 118 – 97 – 3W 4
LA ANGELS2725.5196.515 – 1312 – 125 – 116 – 212 – 112 – 8L 8
TEXAS2426.4808.512 – 1412 – 125 – 82 – 113 – 146 – 4L 2
SEATTLE2229.4311112 – 1010 – 195 – 126 – 47 – 85 – 5W 1
OAKLAND2033.377147 – 2013 – 137 – 75 – 96 – 143 – 7L 3
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS3518.66019 – 816 – 1019 – 75 – 210 – 77 – 3L 1
ATLANTA2527.4819.514 – 1411 – 1310 – 107 – 66 – 86 – 4W 2
PHILADELPHIA2229.4311212 – 1510 – 146 – 141 – 211 – 93 – 7W 1
MIAMI2128.4291211 – 1210 – 1612 – 72 – 45 – 124 – 6W 1
WASHINGTON1835.340179 – 189 – 175 – 142 – 69 – 114 – 6L 4
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE3320.62315 – 618 – 149 – 619 – 113 – 26 – 4W 1
ST. LOUIS2922.569316 – 1113 – 114 – 611 – 79 – 56 – 4L 1
PITTSBURGH2227.449911 – 1411 – 133 – 19 – 199 – 66 – 4W 3
CHI CUBS2229.4311010 – 1712 – 121 – 212 – 127 – 105 – 5W 3
CINCINNATI1832.36013.510 – 128 – 203 – 29 – 112 – 146 – 4W 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3417.66716 – 818 – 98 – 68 – 514 – 56 – 4W 1
SAN DIEGO3021.588413 – 1017 – 119 – 512 – 108 – 53 – 7L 4
SAN FRANCISCO2723.5406.513 – 1114 – 1211 – 95 – 67 – 75 – 5L 2
ARIZONA2527.4819.514 – 1611 – 1111 – 86 – 55 – 134 – 6L 1
COLORADO2328.4511116 – 137 – 158 – 136 – 44 – 84 – 6L 1

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT