INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

BORDEN 4 HENRYVILLE 1

SCOTTSBURG 7 EASTERN 0

FRANKLIN COUNTY 3 GREENSBURG 3

GIBSON SOUTHERN 10 SOUTHRIDGE 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

PENN 7 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 0

HENRYVILLE 3 BORDEN 2

TRI-COUNTY 14 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 10

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 12 JENNINGS COUNTY 5

CORYDON CENTRAL 11 SALEM 0

WEST WASHINGTON 13 LANESVILLE 2

CENTER GROVE 11 WESTFIELD 0

BOONVILLE 16 FOREST PARK 1

NEW ALBANY 11 TELL CITY 1

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

LA ANGELS 8 BOSTON 0

CLEVELAND 6 TORONTO 5

BALTIMORE 5 MINNESOTA 3

HOUSTON 3 DETROIT 2

TAMPA BAY 4 SEATTLE 3

MILWAUKEE 10 CINCINNATI 5

COLORADO 9 WASHINGTON 7

NY METS 8 PHILADELPHIA 7

SAN DIEGO 2 MIAMI 1

ST. LOUIS 7 SAN FRANCISCO 1

NBA PLAYOFFS

EASTERN CONFERENCE

BOSTON CELTICS (2) VS. MILWAUKEE BUCKS (3)

• GAME 1: MILWAUKEE 101, BOSTON 89

• GAME 2: BOSTON 109, MILWAUKEE 86

• GAME 3: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | SATURDAY, MAY 7 | 3:30 ET | ABC

• GAME 4: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | MONDAY, MAY 9 | 7:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 5: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | 7 ET | TNT

• GAME 6*: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | FRIDAY, MAY 13 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | TBD

SERIES TIED 1-1

* = IF NECESSARY

MIAMI HEAT (1) VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (4)

• GAME 1: MIAMI 106, PHILADELPHIA 92

• GAME 2: MIAMI 119, PHILADELPHIA 103

• GAME 3: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | FRIDAY, MAY 6 | 7 ET | ESPN

• GAME 4: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | SUNDAY, MAY 8 | 8 ET | TNT

• GAME 5*: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | TUESDAY, MAY 10 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: MIAMI VS. PHILADELPHIA | THURSDAY, MAY 12 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | TBD

HEAT LEAD SERIES 1-0

* = IF NECESSARY

WESTERN CONFERENCE

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES (2) VS. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3)

• GAME 1: GOLDEN STATE 117, MEMPHIS 116

• GAME 2: MEMPHIS 106, GOLDEN STATE 101

• GAME 3: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | SATURDAY, MAY 7 | 8:30 ET | ABC

• GAME 4: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | MONDAY, MAY 9 | 10 ET | TNT

• GAME 5: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | 9:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 6*: MEMPHIS VS. GOLDEN STATE | FRIDAY, MAY 13 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | MONDAY, MAY 16 | TBD | TNT

SERIES TIED 1-1

* = IF NECESSARY

PHOENIX SUNS (1) VS. DALLAS MAVERICKS (4)

• GAME 1: PHOENIX 121, DALLAS 114

• GAME 2: PHOENIX 129, DALLAS 109

• GAME 3: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | FRIDAY, MAY 6 | 9:30 ET | ESPN

• GAME 4: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | SUNDAY, MAY 8 | 3:30 ET | ESPN

• GAME 5*: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | TUESDAY, MAY 10 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 6*: PHOENIX VS. DALLAS | THURSDAY, MAY 12 | TBD | ESPN

• GAME 7*: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | SUNDAY, MAY 15 | TBD | TBD

SUNS LEAD SERIES 1-0

* = IF NECESSARY

NHL PLAYOFFS

NY RANGERS 5 PITTSBURGH 2

FLORIDA 5 WASHINGTON 1

COLORADO 2 NASHVILLE 1

DALLAS 2 CALGARY 0

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET)   #1 Florida vs. #WC2 Washington   Networks

Saturday, May 7 1 p.m. Florida at Washington ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Monday, May 9 7 p.m.       Florida at Washington TBS, SN1, TVA Sports

*Wednesday, May 11  TBD Washington at Florida TBD       

*Friday, May 13 TBD Florida at Washington TBD   

*Sunday, May 15 TBD Washington at Florida TBD

Date Time (ET)   #2 Toronto vs. #3 Tampa Bay   Networks       

Friday, May 6 7:30 p.m.   Toronto at Tampa Bay TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 8 7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Tampa Bay at Toronto TBD       

*Thursday, May 12 TBD Toronto at Tampa Bay TBD   

*Saturday, May 14 TBD Tampa Bay at Toronto TBD

Date Time (ET) #1 Carolina vs. #WC1 Boston   Networks

Friday, May 6 7 p.m. Carolina at Boston TNT, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 8 12:30 p.m.   Carolina at Boston ESPN, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Boston at Carolina TBD       

*Thursday, May 12 TBD Carolina at Boston TBD   

*Saturday, May 14 TBD Boston at Carolina TBD

Date Time (ET)   #2 NY Rangers vs. #3 Pittsburgh   Networks       

Saturday, May 7 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Pittsburgh TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 9 7 p.m.       NY Rangers at Pittsburgh ESPN, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

*Wednesday, May 11   TBD Pittsburgh at NY Rangers TBD       

*Friday, May 13 TBD NY Rangers at Pittsburgh TBD   

*Sunday, May 15 TBD Pittsburgh at NY Rangers TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Date Time (ET)   #1 Colorado vs. #WC2 Nashville   Networks

Saturday, May 7 4:30 p.m.   Colorado at Nashville TNT, Sportsnet, TVA Sports

Monday, May 9 9:30 p.m.   Colorado at Nashville ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports

*Wednesday, May 11   TBD Nashville at Colorado TBD       

*Friday, May 13 TBD Colorado at Nashville TBD   

*Sunday, May 15 TBD Nashville at Colorado TBD

Date Time (ET)   #2 Minnesota vs. #3 St. Louis   Networks       

Friday, May 6 9:30 p.m.   Minnesota at St. Louis TNT, SN360, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 8 4:30 p.m.   Minnesota at St. Louis TBS, SN360, TVA Sports

*Tuesday, May 10 TBD St. Louis at Minnesota TBD       

*Thursday, May 12 TBD Minnesota at St. Louis TBD   

*Saturday, May 14 TBD St. Louis at Minnesota TBD

Date Time (ET)   #1 Calgary vs. #WC1 Dallas   Networks

Saturday, May 7 9:30 p.m.   Calgary at Dallas TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Monday, May 9 9:30 p.m.   Calgary at Dallas TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

*Wednesday, May 11  TBD Dallas at Calgary TBD       

*Friday, May 13 TBD Calgary at Dallas TBD   

*Sunday, May 15 TBD Dallas at Calgary TBD

Date Time (ET)   #2 Edmonton vs. #3 Los Angeles   Networks       

Friday, May 6 10 p.m.       Edmonton at Los Angeles TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, May 8 10 p.m.       Edmonton at Los Angeles TBS, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports

*Tuesday, May 10 TBD Los Angeles at Edmonton TBD       

*Thursday, May 12 TBD Edmonton at Los Angeles TBD   

*Saturday, May 14 TBD Los Angeles at Edmonton TBD

* if necessary

TBD – To Be Determined

JIP – Joined In Progress

TOP NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

Report: Mickelson had $40 million in gambling losses

(AP) — Federal auditors investigating Phil Mickelson’s role in an insider trading scheme found his gambling losses totaled more than $40 million from 2010 to 2014, according to an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck’s forthcoming biography.

Shipnuck posted the excerpt on his “Firepit Collective” site Thursday. His unauthorized biography on Mickelson is to be released May 17 during the PGA Championship. Mickelson is the defending champion. He has not said if he will be playing.

Mickelson has been out of public view since the final round of the Saudi International on Feb. 6. A short time later, Shipnuck posted explosive comments from Mickelson on his involvement in Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed golf venture.

Mickelson dismissed Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, including the killing of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, by saying it was worth getting involved with the Saudis if it meant gaining leverage to get what he wanted from the PGA Tour.

Mickelson was a relief defendant in 2016 in the insider trading case that sent noted gambler Billy Walters to prison.

Walters since has been released and has said he is writing a book.

In the most recent excerpt on the $40 million in gambling losses, Shipnuck wrote that government auditors investigated Mickelson’s finances over four years from 2010 to 2014. The author cited a source with direct access to the documents.

Mickelson’s annual income in 2012 – the time of the Dean Foods stock deal that netted Mickelson nearly $1 million in one week – was estimated at about $48 million.

Shipnuck also said money was largely behind his split with longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay in 2017. He wrote that Mackay left Mickelson after the Memorial that year over a series of “simmering grievances,” including hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay. Shipnuck wrote more details on that would be in the book.

Mickelson was seen as a chief recruiter for Norman and his Saudi-funded LIV Golf Investments. He told Shipnuck in a November interview – that excerpt was published in February – that he recruited three players who paid attorneys to write the operating agreement of the new league.

Mickelson’s agent said he has asked the PGA Tour for a conflicting event release to play in the first LIV Golf Invitational series to be held June 9-11 outside London.

The Telegraph in London cited sources as saying Mickelson has received $30 million up front and must appear in each of the eight events that make up the LIV Golf Invitational series. The tournaments offer $20 million in prize money, with an additional $5 million for team play.

Details of who’s playing and how the team component will work have not been announced.

Panarin, Vatrano help Rangers beat Penguins 5-2 in Game 2

NEW YORK (AP) New York coach Gerard Gallant was confident the Rangers would bounce back from a tough loss in the marathon series opener, and they did just that.

Artemi Panarin and Frank Vatrano each had a goal and two assists and the Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 in Game 2 on Thursday night to even the best-of-seven first-round series.

Chris Kreider, Andrew Copp and Ryan Strome also scored for New York. Igor Shesterkin made 39 saves two nights after stopping 79 shots in a triple-overtime loss in Game 1.

“It’s an 82-game regular season and we’ve done it all regular season long,” Gallant said. “We’ve got a talented hockey club and when we want to play real good hockey, sound hockey we’re a good team.”

Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins. Louis Domingue, getting the start after replacing the injured Casey DeSmith in the second overtime of Game 1, finished with 34 saves.

“It’s a hard-fought game, we can take a lot of positives,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. “When we were in our end zone I thought we defended hard. We had some looks in the offensive zone. One area we need to improve and get better is special teams, on both sides.”

Game 3 is Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

With the Rangers leading 3-2 after 40 minutes, the Penguins came out strong in the third period with the first nine shots on goal. Shesterkin stopped them all.

Panarin then extended the lead to 4-2 when his centering pass from beyond the goal line deflected off Penguins defenseman Mike Matheson and past Domingue at 8:02.

“It was for (Jacob) Trouba, I was trying to get the pass to him,” Panarin said through a translator. “It hit the skate of the opposing player.”

Vatrano gave the Rangers a three-goal lead when he got around Matheson in the right circle, skated in and beat Domingue inside the right post at 9:49.

“Definitely a good showing today, a good first step in the right direction,” Panarin said. “We’ll keep accelerating from here.

Shesterkin was down on the ice for several minutes following a collision with Pittsburgh’s Jeff Carter as the goalie was trying to get back in position from behind the net with about two minutes left.

The Rangers took a 2-1 lead during a power play early in the second period when Adam Fox’s slap shot through traffic was deflected by Strome in front at 2:59.

Minutes later, the Penguins had an odd-man rush but Bryan Rust fired a shot wide off the end boards, and Crosby’s sharp-angle attempt from the left side on the rebound was kicked aside by Shesterkin. That got the Madison Square Garden crowd, roaring since Strome’s go-ahead goal, to break out in chants of “I-gor! I-gor!”

Kreider pushed the Rangers’ lead to 3-1 when he deflected Frank Vatrano’s point shot past Domingue for his second of the series at 7:54.

Crosby pulled the Penguins within one on a rush as he scored from the middle on the rebound of Rust’s backhander with 1:26 left in the middle period.

“You don’t want to get down two, we’ve done that a couple of times now.” Crosby said. “It’s not something we want to make a habit of. We get that late one and we had some really good chances early in the third and didn’t convert, and they got a bounce. That’s what it came down to.”

The Rangers outshot the Penguins 14-11 in a fast-paced and physical first period.

Copp got the Rangers on the scoreboard first as he got a pass from Panarin and scored from the inside edge of the right circle at 6:50. It was his second goal of the series.

Guentzel tied it with his third of the series as he fired a slap shot off the rebound of a shot by Marcus Pettersson past Shesterkin at 8:52.

“Every time we seemed to get some momentum going, we gave it back to them and we can’t keep doing that,” Gallant said. “We have to play better, stronger hockey in our D zone.”

MILESTONES

Guentzel scored his 29th career postseason goal, tying Boston’s Brad Marchand for the third-most since 2017. Only Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point (37) and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (30) have more in that time. … Crosby’s assist on Guentzel’s first-period goal gave him 125 points to move past Sergei Fedorov (124) for eighth place on the NHL list. Crosby is one behind Jarri Kurri (127) for seventh. … Kreider played in his 82nd postseason game, tying Brian Leetch for the eighth most in franchise history. … Kreider’s goal gave him 42 career playoff points, tying Jean Ratelle for 14th place in franchise history.

LINEUPS

Rangers D Ryan Lindgren (lower body injury) and F Barclay Goodrow (lower body injury) were out. Lindgren was a game-time decision but did not play and Gallant said Goodrow was `week to week.’ They were replaced by D Justin Braun and LW Dryden Hunt.

The Penguins were without RW Rickard Rakell, who left in the first period of Game 1, and D Brian Dumoulin. LW Drew O’Connor and D Mark Friedman returned to the lineup. LW Jason Zucker (lower-body injury) took part in pregame warmups but did not play.

Makar scores in OT, Avs win 2-1 over Predators in Game 2

DENVER (AP) Cale Makar scored 8:31 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves on his 32nd birthday and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.

Makar got the rebound in the middle of the offensive zone and lined it through traffic to touch off the celebration.

Nathan MacKinnon also scored for Colorado, which faced a more intense Nashville defense after winning 7-2 in Game 1. The Predators blocked 34 shots.

The series moves to Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday.

Yakov Trenin scored for Nashville.

Connor Ingram stepped in and stepped up in stopping 48 shots as he made his first postseason start. He allowed MacKinnon’s goal on the first shot of the game and turned back everything until Makar’s goal.

The 25-year-old Ingram relieved David Rittich in the first game after the Avalanche scored five first-period goals. The Predators remain without top goaltender Juuse Saros, who is sidelined by a lower-body injury but could be back later in the series.

Since moving to Denver, the Avalanche are 14-2 in a best-of-seven playoff series when they capture the opening two games.

Colorado had a goal disallowed in the closing seconds of the second period for goaltender interference. Artturi Lehkonen fell on top of Ingram before a shot from Valeri Nichushkin went in. The Avalanche challenged the play and the officials confirmed the call on replay.

It put Nashville on the power play to start the third. Shortly after, the Predators had a 5-on-3 advantage for 1:52 when Nichushkin went to the penalty box for a high-stick. But they couldn’t capitalize. The best scoring chance was Makar on a breakaway, only to have his shot land in the glove of Ingram.

Ingram was at his finest in the third period when he stopped a point-blank shot from Nazem Kadri with his left pad. Ingram spent most of the season with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League, where he went 30-17-9. He appeared in three regular season games for Nashville this season.

Both teams struggled on the power play, going a combined 0 for 8. There were a combined 110 hits.

The first period was vastly different for the Predators than Game 1, when they allowed five goals. This time, they outshot the Avalanche by an 11-8 margin.

Trenin tied the game at 1-apiece with 4:41 left in the first. He celebrated by jumping into the boards behind the goal.

MacKinnon scored the first goal on the game’s first shot 5:25 into the action. He lined in a shot to the stick side of Ingram on a mini-breakaway. MacKinnon has 73 points (31 goals, 42 assists) in 52 career playoff games.

MENTAL HEALTH

Ingram has become a mental health advocate, talking about dealing with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He took part in an NHL player assistance program more than a year ago.

“It was also a point in his life where he hit rock bottom, but he also felt really supported,” Predators coach John Hynes said. “He’s grown up in multiple ways as a person, and also as a player.”

JOSI’S ASSIST

Predators defenseman Roman Josi set up Trenin’s goal to give him 31 postseason assists in his career. It ties Ryan Ellis for the most in Predators history.

Panthers rout Capitals 5-1 in Game 2 to even series

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The bounce-back game that the Florida Panthers needed started, perhaps fittingly, with a puck that took a fortuitous bounce.

A burst here. A burst there. And just like that, series tied.

Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe each had a goal and an assist and the Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-1 on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece.

“It’s nice. It’s nice to win. That’s all we want to do,” Barkov said. “Obviously, we didn’t play the right way in the first game. This game, we kept building and we got better as the game went on.”

Aaron Ekblad, Anton Lundell and Mason Marchment also scored for Florida, the top overall seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.

“Bob kept us in the game, gave us a chance to win,” Barkov said.

Nicklas Backstrom scored for Washington. Vitek Vanecek gave up five goals on 19 shots in the first two periods, and Ilya Samsonov went into the Capitals’ net for the third period – stopping all 17 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes.

The series shifts to Washington, with Game 3 on Saturday and Game 4 on Monday night.

“We got a tied series going back to Washington,” Backstrom said. “Looking forward to playing in front of our own fans.”

It was just Florida’s sixth win in its last 19 home playoff games going back to 1996, and matched the biggest victory margin in franchise playoff history. Florida beat Boston 6-2 in Game 2 of the first round of the 1996 playoffs, the season in which the Panthers went to the Stanley Cup final, and won 5-1 in Pittsburgh later that season in the East finals.

“That’s one,” Ekblad said. “We’re going to keep this train rolling.”

Florida did the bulk of its damage Thursday in a pair of short bursts – two goals in a span of 1:38 late in the first period, then two more goals in a span of 2:08 late in the second period.

“We move on,” Washington’s Alex Ovechkin said. “It’s 1-1 … a good scenario for us.”

The Panthers were almost entirely bottled up for the first 14:30, getting held to two shots in that span – just the third time in 84 games this season that they were held to such a low number that deep into a game.

But the Panthers eventually got a break. Or rather, a bounce.

Ekblad opened the scoring with a shot that hit a Washington stick, took a big bounce off the ice and got past Vanecek. Barkov tapped in a pass that came through the crease from Jonathan Huberdeau shortly after, and it was 2-0 Florida after one.

“The first period, I thought we did just about everything right and we’re down 2-0,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “Then even to start the second period, I thought we were doing the right things and they got a third and a fourth. I thought our game unraveled from there.”

Undeterred by a tough angle, Backstrom scored on a power play at 2:44 of the second to cut the lead in half, but Marchment restored the two-goal edge for Florida just 27 seconds later – the Panthers’ third goal of the night on just seven shots to that point.

Lundell got his goal by cashing in a give-and-go with Sam Reinhart, then Verhaeghe let fly with a wrist shot that got over Vanecek’s glove for the 5-1 lead.

“Tonight, early on, we weren’t as sharp as we’d like to be,” Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette said. “But I think we grinded it out and that’s a really good building block for our group here.”

Verhaeghe’s goal undoubtedly played a role in the Capitals giving Samsonov the third period, and just as undoubtedly brought back memories of last season when Washington used three goalies in six playoff games thanks to a combination of injuries and COVID-related issues.

“I thought he came in and played well, because I don’t think we played very well in the third at all,” Laviolette said of Samsonov.

The Capitals were without Tom Wilson, who left Game 1 shortly after scoring the opening goal of the series and did not return because of a lower-body injury. His status is listed as day-to-day by the Capitals, who recalled forward Brett Leason from Hershey of the AHL earlier Thursday. Leason made his NHL playoff debut.

NOTES

Game 5 is now certain, and will be Wednesday night in Sunrise. … Florida made one change from Game 1 to Game 2, putting Noel Acciari in the lineup for Ryan Lomberg. Washington kept the same lineup, except for Wilson out and Leason in. … NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was at the game, part of his postseason tour of playoff cities, and gave the start of the playoffs high marks after two years of COVID-related challenges. “Our buildings are full. You know, the words have been overused a lot lately – but `normal’ or `close to normal’ is feeling really good,” Bettman said.

Oettinger makes 29 saves, lift Stars over Flames 2-0

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Jake Oettinger made 29 saves and got his first postseason shutout in his second career playoff start to lift the Dallas Stars over the Calgary Flames 2-0 on Thursday night to even their first-round series at a game each.

Joe Pavelski scored and Michael Raffl added an empty-net goal for the Stars.

The best-of-seven conference quarterfinal series heads to Dallas for Saturday’s Game 3 and Monday’s Game 4 at American Airlines Arena. The Flames opened the series with a 1-0 win Tuesday.

Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 22 shots.

The Flames outshot the Stars 12-7 in the third period. Raffl scored into an empty net with 1:09 remaining.

Outplayed in the opening period, Calgary generated more scoring chances for an 11-7 edge in shots in the second. The Flames were denied by Oettinger, however, and didn’t get their sticks on the few rebounds the goaltender allowed.

In a bid to generate more offence, Stars coach Rick Bowness continued to play forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on separate lines, as he did in the second and third period of the series opener.

After not registering a shot on net in Game 1, Pavelski scored the first goal of the series for the Stars at 7:47 of the first period on a defensive-zone Flames turnover.

Defenseman Noah Hanifin put the puck off the boards and onto the stick of Jason Robertson inside the blue line. Pavelski deflected Robertson’s shot over Markstrom’s glove.

Johnny Gaudreau appeared to score 43 seconds in for Calagry, but his breakaway goal was waived off for offsides.

Matthew Tkachuk and John Klingberg renewed hostilities from the first game, in which Tkachuk hammered Klingberg into the boards behind Calgary’s net late in the first period.

Tkachuk cross-checked Klingberg, who took a roughing penalty, in the aftermath of Gaudreau’s disallowed goal to send both men to the box.

The Stars were held scoreless on a pair of power-play chances and were 0 for 7 in the first two games of the series. The Flames went 0 for 3 on Thursday and scored one power-play goal on eight chances through the first two games.

Adames homers twice as Brewers pound lowly Reds 10-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Willy Adames hit two of Milwaukee’s six homers, and the Brewers beat the lowly Cincinnati Reds 10-5 on Thursday.

Luis Urias, Christian Yelich, Tyrone Taylor and Keston Hiura also connected as Milwaukee won for the eighth time in nine games. Yelich finished with three hits and scored three times, and Adames had four RBIs.

“I think he’s as locked in as any hitter in the league right now,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said.

Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser (3-2) allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in five innings.

Cincinnati closed out a winless six-game trip with its ninth consecutive loss. The major league-worst Reds have dropped 20 of 21 overall.

Tyler Stephenson homered and drove in two runs, but Cincinnati was unable to overcome another shaky performance by hard-throwing rookie Hunter Greene (1-4).

Urias and Yelich connected against Greene in the first, and Rowdy Tellez’s RBI double tied it at 3. Adames capped Milwaukee’s three-run second with a two-run drive to left-center.

Taylor and Hiura went deep in the third before Greene was replaced by Luis Cessa.

The 22-year-old Greene was tagged for eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings in his fourth consecutive loss. He struck out seven and walked one. Greene’s velocity jumped back up to 98 mph and he topped 100 once after his prodigious heat disappeared for two starts.

“Hunter maybe didn’t have his best secondary stuff today,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He had a good fastball and to his credit, he didn’t back down. He kept coming back after them.”

RETURN OF THE WALLBANGERS

Milwaukee hit just 14 home runs through its first 19 games this season but hit 20 during its six-game homestand against the Cubs and Reds and has 21 over it’s last seven games, trying a franchise record for home runs during a seven-game stretch set in 2002.

“Not bad for a team that can’t hit,” said Yelich, who has three during the recent stretch. “Guys are putting good swings on balls, putting in a lot of work and working hard.”

The Brewers’ 34 runs are the most they’ve ever scored in a three-game series against the Reds, surpassing the previous high of 29 set April 24-26, 2017.

REDS’ ROAD WOES CONTINUE

The Reds saw their road losing streak reach 13 games, the franchise’s longest since dropping 19 straight road games in 1933.

Things haven’t much better in Cincinnati, either. The Reds are just 1-7 this season at Great American Ballpark, where they’ve also lost three straight.

TRAINER’S ROOM

After placing two players on the injured list Wednesday with unspecified designations, Bell is confident the team can avoid a full-blown COVID-19 outbreak. But he recognizes that it’s not always easy despite comprehensive mitigation efforts.

“Obviously, it’s something that’s really important to us to keep everyone healthy as best as we can,” Bell said. “But the reality is we’re all together a lot, we have contact with lots of different people, just like everyone else but we’re doing the best that we can.”

Cincinnati also placed first baseman Joey Votto on the COVID-19 IL earlier this week.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Connor Overton (0-0, 1.69 ERA) makes his second start of the season Friday in the opener of a three-game series against Pittsburgh. RHP JT Brubaker (0-2, 6.20) starts for the visiting Pirates.

Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (2-0, 1.93 ERA) starts Friday night at Atlanta in the opener of a nine-game trip. The Braves, who beat the Brewers in their NL Division Series last year, have yet to announce a starter for the series opener.

Rookie Kwan hits first homer, Guardians beat Blue Jays 6-5

CLEVELAND (AP) Steven Kwan hit the first homer of his breakout rookie season, Franmil Reyes had three hits and an RBI, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Thursday night.

Kwan’s two-run shot off Jose Berrios tied it at 2 in the third, beginning a string of six straight runs by Cleveland. Reyes scored the go-ahead run on Amed Rosario’s grounder in the fourth.

“This whole thing is crazy, it’s been a month of pure ecstasy for me,” said Kwan, who is fifth in the American League with a .328 average. “I never try to hit homers, so it’s super special again. I’m going to get this ball decorated. That’ll be pretty cool.”

Guardians right-hander Aaron Civale (1-2) struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs on six hits. Emmanuel Clase worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his fifth save in six chances.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted a two-run homer in the first and Alejandro Kirk added a solo shot in the seventh for Toronto. Bo Bichette had three hits and Zack Collins’ two-run double in the sixth chased Civale.

Kirk’s leadoff homer off Nick Sandlin sliced Cleveland’s lead to 6-5, but the Blue Jays failed to push a runner into scoring position in the eighth against Bryan Shaw and did not reach base against Clase.

“That’s the brand of baseball we play, always picking each other up,” Civale said. “It was a great game offensively, pitching and on defense.”

Berrios (2-1) allowed a season-high six runs in 4 2/3 innings, losing for the first time since Sept. 24, seven starts ago. The right-hander gave up eight hits and did not have a strikeout in his 16th career start against the Guardians.

“Jose was fine, he didn’t get hit that hard off the bat,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. “I think a lot of it was Cleveland having seen him so much. You’ve got to give them credit for slapping the ball to left.”

Kwan was named AL Rookie of the Month in April after batting .354 with 10 runs in 15 games. Reyes had three hits in the first five innings after entering with a .157 average.

“I felt very good at the plate today, not trying to do too much, and that was huge,” Reyes said. “I was able to do something great for the team.”

Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez, who leads the majors with 29 RBIs, singled in the seventh to snap an 0-for-11 slump.

Toronto began a nine-game, 11-day road trip that continues against the Yankees and Rays. Its next game at Rogers Centre is May 16 against Seattle.

Blue Jays right-hander Casey Lawrence, whose last appearance in the majors was four years ago with Seattle, worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

WEATHER OR NOT

Four of the Guardians’ nine home games have been played in doubleheaders after three were postponed due to inclement weather.

“I think it takes you out of it a little bit,” manager Terry Francona said. “That’s why we scheduled optional hitting, but mandatory defense today.”

Drizzle fell steadily throughout the series opener. The forecast for Friday is more rain.

“The weather this year has already been a physical grind and a mental grind,” Montoyo said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF Teoscar Hernandez (left oblique strain) will join the team in Cleveland after playing the third and final game of his rehab assignment with Class A Dunedin on Thursday. The two-time Silver Slugger recipient has been sidelined since April 14.

Guardians: 2B Gabriel Arias (right hand fracture), who made his big league debut on April 20, had surgery to repair a broken fifth metacarpal and will miss 6-8 weeks. The highly regarded prospect was hurt Sunday while playing for Triple-A Columbus.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Kevin Gausman (2-1, 2.27 ERA) faces Cleveland for the first time since 2018. He is 2-3 with a 2.45 ERA in five outings against the Guardians.

Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber (1-1, 2.45 ERA) has pitched deeper into each of his five starts, reaching seven innings and 105 pitches at Oakland on April 30.

Ohtani fans 11 in his Fenway pitching debut, Angels win 8-0

BOSTON (AP) Shohei Ohtani left his mark on Fenway Park with the finest two-way performance since Babe Ruth himself.

Pitching at the historic ballpark for the first time, Ohtani struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and added two hits – one of them a 109 mph line drive that banged off the Green Monster so hard that it knocked his No. 17 out of the pitcher’s slot on the manual scoreboard.

“I hope you don’t start taking that for granted. Like it’s old hat,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said of Ohtani’s skills. “It’s just so unusual. It’s otherworldly, on this level of this game.”

The display came during Los Angeles’ 8-0 win over Boston Thursday that included a five-run eighth inning in the ballpark where Ruth debuted in 1914 and played six seasons before the Red Sox sold him to the Yankees.

In the fourth, Ohtani hit a 389-foot single that was about a foot shy of being a home run. In the eighth, he singled off the left-field wall to drive in one run, then scored as the Angels turned a 2-0 game into a blowout.

Ohtani (3-2) also induced 29 swings and misses from Boston batters – a career high, and the most for any pitcher this year. He threw 81 of his 99 pitches for strikes, also a career high.

“It’s one of my favorite ballparks,” said Ohtani, who has batted .302 with two homers in 10 games at Fenway. “I was looking forward to pitching here.”

Ohtani’s start was pushed back two days because of groin tightness and came about 14 hours after the Angels scored six times in the 10th inning to beat the Red Sox 10-5. As the designated hitter in that contest, Ohtani walked in the ninth and walked and scored in the 10th.

“To be honest, I was pretty fatigued,” he said. “My body was pretty tired. I tried to get to sleep as early as possible and get enough sleep and rest. I think I was able to do that.”

Jared Walsh had four RBIs, curling a two-run homer around the left-field foul pole in the seventh to break a scoreless tie. Anthony Rendon followed with an RBI single to chase Tanner Houck (2-2), and Walsh added a two-run dribbler through the shifted infield to make it 7-0.

Houck gave up seven runs on five hits and a walk, striking out four in 2 1/3 innings.

Brandon Marsh added a solo homer in the ninth.

Ohtani allowed six hits and no walks in all. He also threw a wild pitch that allowed Rafael Devers to reach base on a strikeout in the first.

Ohtani gave up a leadoff double to Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fifth. In the sixth, J.D. Martinez doubled with one out but was stranded when Andrew Velazquez made a diving catch of Franchy Cordero’s blooper to end the inning.

HISTORY

Ohtani was the first pitcher at Fenway to bat in the top four of the order since Ruth, who was the Red Sox’s cleanup hitter in the first game of a Sept. 20, 1919, doubleheader.

In the fourth inning, Ohtani matched another Red Sox Hall of Famer by becoming the first starting pitcher to record a hit at Fenway since Roger Clemens in 1996. Ohtani and Clemens are the only starting pitchers to record hits at Fenway in the designated hitter era.

FOR STARTERS

Rich Hill pitched five shutout innings for Boston, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out six. He remains winless for the season despite allowing zero runs over 13 innings in his last three starts.

Hill retired the first nine batters in order, then walked Taylor Ward to lead off the fourth. With two outs, Ohtani lofted a high fly ball to center field that Bradley lost in the sun and the wind. It bounced off the wall abutting the Red Sox bullpen. Ward, who had to wait, scampered to third, but Ohtani was held to a single.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Ohtani fouled a ball off the inside of his right ankle in the seventh, but stayed in the game.

UP NEXT

Angels: Return home to open a three-game series Friday against the Washington Nationals, who will pitch RHP Joan Adon (1-4). Maddon said Thursday he was not ready to announce a starter.

Red Sox: Host the Chicago White Sox in the Friday’s opener of a three-game series. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) will start against RHP Vince Velasquez (1-2).

Mountcastle, Hays lift Orioles to 5-3 win over Twins

BALTIMORE (AP) Austin Hays hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning that sailed over the big new wall in left field at Camden Yards – an impressive swing under any circumstances.

It wasn’t even his favorite play of the night.

That honor was reserved for Hays’ fourth-inning throw from down the line in left that arrived at home just in time to catch Max Kepler trying to score. Thanks largely to Hays’ bat and his arm, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday night.

Hays made it clear afterward which highlight meant more to him.

“Definitely the throw,” he said. “You hit more home runs than you get assists in the outfield.”

Ryan Mountcastle homered twice for the Orioles, including a drive immediately after Hays hit his homer with one out in the eighth off Jhoan Duran (0-1). Cedric Mullins and Jorge Mateo went deep as well for Baltimore.

Byron Buxton hit a home run for Minnesota, which was without manager Rocco Baldelli, second baseman Luis Arraez and pitcher Dylan Bundy because they tested positive for COVID-19 before the game. Twins star Carlos Correa also left after he appeared to be hit on the hand by a pitch – the team said he might have a broken finger and will have another test Friday.

Jorge Lopez (3-1) got the final four outs for Baltimore to earn the win.

Mountcastle put the Orioles up 1-0 in the second, and the drive by Mullins made it 2-1 in the third. Buxton hit a two-run shot in the fifth, but Mateo tied it in the bottom half.

In the fourth, Hays uncorked a throw all the way to the plate from deep down the line in left, cutting down Kepler at home on Gary Sanchez’s double.

The Twins had another runner thrown out at the plate on an odd play in the third. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Buxton hit a grounder to third, and the Orioles tried to turn a double play up the middle. One run scored easily on the play, and when second baseman Rougned Odor’s throw got past first, rookie Jose Miranda tried to come home too.

Miranda was initially called safe on a close play after the throw by first baseman Mountcastle, but he was ruled out after a replay review.

The wall at Camden Yards is higher and further back than it was last season, but that didn’t matter much on a night when the Orioles hit five home runs and Buxton’s shot for the Twins went 452 feet, according to Statcast.

Mountcastle’s homers went to center and right-center, two parts of the park that are unchanged.

“Some of these guys are at their best when they’re using the big part of the field and staying into right-center anyways,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.

MOVING UP

Catcher Adley Rutschman, baseball’s No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk from Double-A Bowie. Rutschman reached Triple-A last year but had a triceps injury before this season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: Correa was hit by a pitch in the fifth. The ball appeared to deflect off his wrist or forearm and catch him around the right shoulder. He stayed in the game. But next time up, a pitch appeared hit at least one of his hands while they were on the handle of the bat and he was in the middle of a half-swing. The ball went into fair territory and Correa was easily retired. … Bench coach Jayce Tingler managed in Baldelli’s place.

Orioles: Hyde said OF Tyler Nevin (groin) was probably available off the bench, but he didn’t play.

UP NEXT

Twins: Minnesota returns home to face Oakland. Josh Winder (1-0) takes the mound for the Twins against Cole Irvin (2-1) on Friday night.

Orioles: Baltimore hosts Kansas City on Friday night. Jordan Lyles (2-2) starts for the Orioles against Carlos Hernandez (0-1).

Mets floor Phillies with 7-run 9th, Marte caps 8-7 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The previous 330 times the New York Mets trailed by six runs in the ninth inning, they had lost.

“I’m sure everyone counted us out,” Brandon Nimmo said. “These guys, they don’t give up. With that mentality, anything is possible.”

The Mets staged a most remarkable comeback Thursday night, erasing a six-run deficit in the ninth inning to beat the flabbergasted Philadlephia Phillies 8-7.

Nimmo delivered a tying, two-run single, then scored on Starling Marte’s tiebreaking double to end a string of 857 consecutive losses by MLB clubs when trailing by six runs or more in the ninth, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“I’m an optimist, I just keep going until they blow the whistle,” Nimmo said. “You just never give up. The stats can say all they want. They can say it can’t be done. But that’s why you play the game.”

With the Mets trailing 7-1, Marte led off the inning with an infield single against James Norwood and scored on Francisco Lindor’s two-run homer. Mark Canha added an RBI infield single that clanked off pitcher Corey Knebel (0-2), and J.D. Davis had a pinch-hit RBI double before Nimmo and Marte finished off the high point of the NL East-leading Mets’ season so far.

“Just strung a lot of good at-bats together by good hitters,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said.

It’s the first time New York trailed by at least six runs in the ninth and won since Sept. 13, 1997, when Carl Everett hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the ninth and the Mets went on to beat the Montreal Expos in extra innings. It was just the third time in Mets history they have come back from at least six runs down in the ninth to win, according to Elias.

Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos homered for the Phillies, and Aaron Nola pitched seven sharp innings. The Phillies have lost five of six.

“That’s about as hard as I’ve been through,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “This is as tough as it gets.”

Marte also had a solo homer in the sixth.

The Mets avoided consecutive losses for the second time this season in amazing fashion, continuing the optimism in New York after a fast start.

“Nights like tonight make you realize what it can be,” Showalter said.

It looked like Nola was going to earn his second victory when the Mets came to bat in the ninth having scored just one run on three hits.

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save in seven chances. Adonis Medina (1-0) allowed one hit in 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

PHILLY’S FAST START

Philadelphia jumped on Taijuan Walker for four runs in the first inning.

Harper had an RBI double, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura added RBI singles and Castellanos had a run-scoring groundout. The Phillies were helped by a costly error by shortstop Lindor on Alec Bohm’s grounder early in the inning.

Philadelphia went in front 7-0 in the fourth on back-to-back homers by Harper and Castellanos.

WALKER’S NIGHT

Walker, making just his third start due to a stint on the injured list with a shoulder injury, lasted just four innings and surrendered six earned runs on nine hits with two strikeouts and two walks. All three of his outings have been against Philadelphia.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies: Castellanos left the game in the sixth inning after getting hit by an 86-mph changeup from Medina. Castellanos has a right wrist contusion. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day, the Phillies said.

UP NEXT

Mets RHP Max Scherzer (4-0, 2.61) is scheduled to face Phillies RHP Kyle Gibson (2-1, 2.93) in the second game of the four-game set on Friday night.

Hampson, Rodgers, Grichuk hit HRs, Rockies beat Nats 9-7

DENVER (AP) Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers each hit their first home runs of the season – both three-run shots – for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-7 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Randal Grichuk also homered for the Rockies, who took two of three in the series. Daniel Bard got three outs for his eighth save in nine chances. He has had six consecutive scoreless outings.

“Series wins is what we’re trying to accomplish and to be able to bounce back (after Tuesday’s opening 10-2 loss) was awesome,” Hampson said.

Washington outhit the Rockies 15-10, and Juan Soto and Keibert Ruiz had solo home runs. Maikel Franko added three hits, including an RBI double.

Down 2-0, the Rockies went off on Aaron Sanchez (1-2) for a four-run second inning, ignited by successive doubles from Ryan McMahon and Rodgers. Sam Hilliard reached on a fielding error by shortstop Alcides Escobar, his third error in two days, and Hampson followed with a drive into the left-field bleachers.

Washington had the makings of a big inning in the top of the fifth when Cesar Hernandez singled, Soto walked and Josh Bell doubled in a run. But catcher Dom Nunez picked Soto off at third for the first out and after a single by Yadiel Hernandez, Jhoulys Chacin (3-1) came on and got Maikel Franco to ground into an inning-ending double play.

“We got the crooked numbers, four runs in the second and four runs in the fifth,” Hampson said. “But every inning, it seemed like they had something going, so that’s just a credit to our bullpen especially and us on defense making the plays we needed to just kind of limit the big numbers which was in the end the difference in the game.”

The Rockies turned two double plays on the day, increasing their season total to 40, most in the major leagues.

C.J. Cron’s one-out RBI single in the bottom of the fifth chased Sanchez. One out later, Rodgers drove a 1-2 offering from Josh Rogers over the center field fence to boost Colorado’s lead 8-3.

“I thought Sanchez gave us a chance to win, one bad mistake and another mistake by Rogers,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “Two costly mistakes. We hit the ball well. We had our chances. Double plays killed us again a little bit.”

Ruiz homered to lead off the sixth and Franco and Ruiz had RBI doubles in the seventh as Washington closed to within two runs before Grichuk’s solo shot off Kyle Finnegan in the bottom of the seventh.

KEY PLAY

A critical defensive play in the fifth – in which Soto was picked off third base by catcher Nunez – helped quell the Nationals momentum.

“I just think that’s in-game awareness, left-handed hitter up and knowing the Nationals in general are pretty aggressive with their leads and secondaries,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “It’s something I think all teams sort of recognize at times, and against other teams not just the Nationals. They had some momentum – and I won’t speak for Soto, he’s an aggressive player – and we made a play.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: DH-INF Nelson Cruz was not in the starting lineup for a second straight game due to some muscle tightness in his back. Martinez said he was hopeful Cruz could return to the lineup for Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Rockies: OF Kris Bryant (back) is making progress in his rehab but is not expected to be ready to come off the 10-day injured list on Friday, which is when he’s eligible for reinstatement. No timetable has been set yet for his return.

UP NEXT

Nationals: RHP Joan Adon (1-4, 7.33 ERA) is slated to start Friday night in the series opener at the Los Angeles Angels.

Rockies: RHP Chad Kuhl (3-0, 1.90 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday night at Arizona against RHP Merrill Kelly (2-1, 1.27 ERA).

Machado’s two homers lift Padres to 2-1 win vs Marlins

SAN DIEGO (AP) Manny Machado seemed as happy to see brother-in-law Yonder Alonso as he did with hitting two home runs.

Machado, one of the hottest hitters in the majors, had two impressive homers and Nick Martinez threw seven strong innings to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory against the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

Alonso, who played with the Padres for four seasons during his big league career, made a surprise visit to the clubhouse to chat with Machado afterward. Alonso is currently an analyst with MLB Network.

“I just got surprised by that,” Machado said. “He just showed up. I just saw him in the booth in Denver this morning. He caught a flight and came over here. That’s what family does. He’s the best. I love him.”

Both homers by the $300 million third baseman came off left-hander Jesus Luzardo. Machado homered to straightaway center field with two outs in the first inning and then hit a shot into the second deck in left field with one out in the fourth.

Machado took over the team lead with seven homers. It was his first multi-homer game of the season and 31st of his career.

“I’m playing good baseball,” Machado said. “Continue doing that, it’s all that matters.”

Machado and Eric Hosmer have been carrying the Padres in the absence of star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who is out until mid-June or later with a broken left wrist. Machado came in leading the majors with 35 hits and tied for first with 23 runs and second behind Hosmer with a .365 average.

“I think we’re playing good baseball overall,” Machado said. “Obviously myself and Hos are preforming at a high level but I think we’re playing really good baseball overall as a group.”

San Diego’s Bob Melvin was at the ballpark but did not manage due to a non-COVID illness. He was replaced by bench coach Ryan Christenson.

Martinez (2-2) held the Marlins to one run and four hits in seven innings, struck out four and walked one. Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.

“He’s a freaking stud, man,” Martinez said of Machado. “He steps to the plate and is always a plate. Talk about a guy who can do it all, he can do it all. It’s awesome to have that kind of player on your side, especially with this team and with him leading the way, you’re always in the game. That gives pitchers a lot of confidence.”

Luzardo (2-2) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked three.

After Machado’s first homer, the Marlins tied it on Jesus Aguilar’s one-out RBI single in the third. Martinez allowed consecutive singles to open the inning. After Aguilar’s single, the right-hander got Jorge Soler to ground into a double-play.

HR NUMBERS

It was the 50th career homer at Petco Park for Machado, who signed with the Padres before the 2019 season. It was his ninth career multi-homer game at the downtown ballpark, the most by any player. Hunter Renfroe is next with six.

MOMENT OF SILENCE

The Padres held a moment of silence before the game for retired Associated Press photographer Lenny Ignlezi, who died Friday in Las Vegas at 74. Ignelzi spent nearly four decades producing breathtaking images of Hall of Fame sports figures, devastating wildfires and other major news in San Diego. Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman said earlier this week that although Ignelzi photographed many other sports, the Padres were his “go-to team.”

UP NEXT

RHP Sandy Alcantara (2-1, 2.90) of the Marlins and RHP Yu Darvish (2-1, 4.44) of the Marlins are scheduled to start Friday night in the second game of the four-game series.

Molina homers, Edman drives in three as Cards beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yadier Molina’s late arrival to spring training left him little time to fine tune his swing.

He wasn’t seeing the ball, often going after every pitch.

So when Molina homered for his first RBI of the season, things felt right again.

The vetrean catcher connected on a slider leading off the third inning, Tommy Edman hit a two-run single and another RBI single, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the stumbling San Francisco Giants 7-1 Thursday night.

“Lately, the last week, I feel back to normal,” Molina said. “I started seeing the ball pretty good, I started making better at-bats. That’s what I can do. Hopefully I can keep doing what I’m doing right now, just having great at-bats and the results will come.”

Edman singled in the fifth to back right-hander Miles Mikolas (2-1) and again in the Cardinals’ four-run seventh. Tyler O’Neill added a two-run single that inning, and Juan Yepez also singled home a run.

San Francisco loaded the bases with two out in the sixth to chase Mikolas, but Andre Pallante relieved and retired Jason Vosler on a groundout.

Mikolas allowed one run on seven hits, struck out three and walked three over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander received run support for the first time in four starts.

Zack Littell (0-1) relieved opener Mauricio Llovera and surrendered Molina’s first home run of the year. It was the St. Louis star’s 999th career RBI and snapped a career-long stretch of 15 games to start a season without driving in a run – his previous being 10 games.

Molina’s 172nd career home run also tied Hall of Famer Ted Simmons for ninth on the Cardinals’ career list.

“The more at-bats he’s getting the more comfortable he’s getting,” manager Oliver Marmol said.

The reigning NL West champion, 107-win Giants lost their fourth straight and sixth of seven while opening a seven-game homestand.

San Francisco was outscored 12-2 in losing a two-game road series to the rival Dodgers and now 30-8 during the losing streak that started with Sunday’s 11-5 defeat to the Nationals.

The Giants went through nine pitchers.

“I love them using that many guys in the first game of a four-game set, no doubt about it,” Marmol said.

PUJOLS FAREWELL TOUR

Albert Pujols sent several souvenir home run baseballs over the left-field fence during batting practice as fans clamored to grab them.

After that, the 42-year-old slugger in his final season before expected retirement signed autographs for several minutes near the visitor’s dugout.

“It’s just part of having the gift and the blessing God has given me every day. Just enjoy your last tour around the city, the last time you probably step on the field and having fun with it,” Pujols said. “That’s what you play for, for the fans and just really humble. I thank God for a great career and great memories.”

Pujols played in his 2,984th game Wednesday at Kansas City and trails home run king Barry Bonds by two games to tie for 10th place on the career list at 2,986.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: St. Louis plans to decide Saturday whether RHP Jack Flaherty is ready to throw a bullpen as he rehabs his troublesome pitching shoulder that has a small tear. … There were no additional positive COVID-19 tests for the club.

Giants: OF LaMonte Wade Jr. is back in San Francisco and scheduled to return Friday from a left knee injury. “I hope so,” manager Gabe Kapler said. … RHP Littell was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. … RHP Gregory Santos was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. RHP Tyler Beede was designated for assignment and INF Kevin Padlo optioned to Sacramento.

UP NEXT

RHP Jordan Hicks (1-2, 3.65 ERA) pitches for St. Louis in the second game of the four-game weekend series opposite RHP Alex Cobb (1-1, 5.40), who is trying to end a two-start winless stretch since his victory April 12 against the Padres.

Twins say Carlos Correa may have broken finger after HBP

BALTIMORE (AP) Minnesota Twins star Carlos Correa may have a broken finger after he was struck by a pitch Thursday night in Baltimore.

The Twins said after the game that preliminary imaging showed the potential for a non-displaced fracture of Correa’s right middle finger. Correa is expected to have a CT scan Friday, and the team will confirm a diagnosis then.

Correa left Minnesota’s 5-3 loss to the Orioles in the seventh inning after a pitch hit his hand while he was still holding the handle of the bat. The ball bounced into play, and Correa was easily retired on a 1-3 putout.

Correa had also been hit by a pitch earlier in the game. That ball seemed to bounce off his wrist or arm before catching his right shoulder.

The Twins signed Correa this offseason to a $105.3 million, three-year deal with player opt outs after the first two seasons. The former Houston shortstop started slowly this year but has come on strong of late. He’s hitting .255 with two homers and 11 RBIs.

Even after Thursday’s loss, Minnesota leads the AL Central by 2 1/2 games.

Bucks forward Khris Middleton out at least 2 more games

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton will miss at least two more games in the Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Boston Celtics as he recovers from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Middleton hasn’t played since injuring his knee in Game 2 of the Bucks’ five-game, first-round victory win over the Chicago Bulls.

The Bucks and Celtics are tied 1-1 heading into Game 3 on Saturday in Milwaukee. Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged after practice Thursday that Middleton wouldn’t play either of the next two games, but was upbeat about the three-time All-Star’s long-term prognosis.

“We feel really good about where he is,” Budenholzer said. “We continue to hope he makes progress.”

When he was asked about the possibility that Middleton could play later in the Celtics series, Budenholzer replied, “We’ll see.”

Budenholzer also said reserve guard George Hill is “getting close” and participated in most of Thursday’s practice. Hill hasn’t played at all in the postseason due to an abdominal strain.

“We’ve just got to see how he comes out of that,” Budenholzer said.

While the Bucks will continue to be missing one of their top players for the next couple of games, the Boston Celtics are hopeful they will have guard Marcus Smart back for Game 3.

Smart said Thursday there’s a “strong likelihood” he’ll play Saturday after missing the Celtics’ 109-86 Game 2 victory with a bruised right thigh.

“We’re just dealing with the last part of it, and that’s getting that restriction off of the knee and the joint so I can be able to bend,” Smart said in a Zoom session from Boston. “Once that goes away, I should be back to myself. Everything else is healing up the right way.”

Celtics coach Ime Udoka said “we’ll know more tomorrow, how he reacts to what he did today.”

Smart said the injury is similar to an issue he faced in the regular season. The NBA defensive player of the year missed six games in January due to a quadriceps problem. He added he’s also dealing with fluid in his knee.

“It’s literally the exact same one in the exact same spot,” Smart said. “Just reaggravating the same injury I’ve been dealing with. As we all know, injuries like that, they kind of linger.”

Smart said the injury is particularly bothersome when he tries to get into a defensive crouch.

“That’s what’s kind of keeping me back, because of the fluid on the knee that is restricting that movement to really bend down as much as I need to, especially to get into a defensive stance and explode and push off. It’s kind of hard to get out there and play when you can’t do that.”

AP source: Mike D’Antoni among Hornets coaching candidates

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have begun their search for a head coach, requesting permission to interview several candidates for the opening, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Hornets have not released a list of coaching candidates.

Though it is unclear when the interviews will take place, the person said the list includes two-time NBA coach of the year Mike D’Antoni, now a New Orleans Pelicans consultant, Other candidates include five NBA assistant coaches: Golden State’s Kenny Atkinson, Dallas’ Sean Sweeney, Brooklyn’s David Vanterpool and Milwaukee’s Darvin Ham and Charles Lee.

Of the assistant coaches on the list, only Vanterpool’s team is no longer still participating in the NBA playoffs.

D’Antoni has previously worked as a head coach with the Houston Rockets (2016-20), Los Angeles Lakers (2012-14), New York Knicks (2008-12), Phoenix Suns (2003-08) and Denver Nuggets (1998-99). He won NBA coach of the year in 2005 and 2017 and has amassed a record of 672-527 record in the regular season and 54-56 mark in the postseason.

He previously worked under current Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak with the Lakers for two seasons.

The Hornets are looking to replace James Borrego, who was fired by owner Michael Jordan on April 22 after a 43-39 season.

The 44-year-old Borrego was 138-163 in four seasons with the Hornets and had received a multi-year contract extension last August. Charlotte finished in 10th place in the East but lost in the play-in game for the second straight year.

The Hornets have not made the playoffs since the 2015-16 season and have not won a playoff series in 20 years.

LPGA is getting a foothold in NYC area with the Founders Cup

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) The Cognizant Founders Cup on the LPGA Tour is setting up shop at a new home just a little closer to New York City this year.

Just seven months after Jin Young Ko defended her 2019 title at Mountain Ridge County Club in West Caldwell, New Jersey, the event honoring the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour will be played next week at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton.

Even in New Jersey, that’s less than a 15-minute drive. And on a clear day, the Big Apple skyline will be visible.

Tournament director Scott Wood said there was talk of returning to Mountain Ridge but playing the event in May posed a problem for the club.

“We wanted to stay close. We wanted to be to be able to get our footprint here in the north, you know, northern New Jersey area,” he said. “Cognizant is from Teaneck, New Jersey. So everything really kind of started snowballing and really became a comfort factor for us to come back to a place that’s familiar for LPGA fans, a beautiful facility.”

The course is no stranger to tournament play hosting PGA Tour, LPGA and a senior event that featured NFL players. Among the winners have been Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley, Lorena Ochoa, Lee Trevino and Raymond Floyd.

The Founders Cup, which started in 2011 and had its first 10 events in Arizona, will have a $3 million purse. It’s the most money for a non-major, non season-ending event on the LPGA Tour.

Cognizant, a technology solutions company, has made a commitment to be the sponsor for the next three years, Wood said.

“They want to put the right measures in place to be able to make an impact for players, for our tour and for women’s sports and to be able to be a driving force for other companies to kind of get on that board,” Wood said. “There is a large gap between men and women’s sports, and Cognizant is at the forefront of making those change.”

A.W. Tillinghast designed the original 18 holes and Robert Trent Jones Sr. did the renovation in the 1950s that expanded it to 27 holes. This will be the first LPGA event at Upper Montclair since Ji Young Oh won the LPGA Sybase Classic in 2009.

Stacy Lewis, who will be the captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team next year, was a rookie on tour in 2009. She said he doesn’t remember the course well, but she hopes things start clicking when she gets on the course again.

When asked about being a playing captain for the Solheim team, she quipped she hopes there are 12 American women playing better than her next year.

Ko, who has already won twice on tour this year, will headline the field of 144 players in the 72-hole event.

Jason Day ‘obsessed’ with new swing, leads Wells Fargo

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) Three years and 364 days since his last victory, Jason Day describes himself as “obsessed” with honing his new swing and improving his results, even if he never gets back to No. 1 in the world.

There wasn’t much room for improvement Thursday as Day shot a 7-under 63 to take the first-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. Joel Dahmen was a shot back on what could be the best day for scoring at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, with rain, wind and unseasonably cool temperatures in the forecast through Sunday.

“Obviously, we’ve got some weather coming in, so I feel like we’re going to go into grind mode over the next few days, which I typically like,” Day said. “It’s going to be difficult.”

The 34-year-old Day has been working with instructor Chris Como on a swing that will protect his chronically balky back, and he says it feels solid with every club except the driver. His renewed dedication and relative good health are encouraging signs from a player who won eight times in a 15-month span in 2015-16, including the PGA Championship and the Players Championship.

“I think about the golf swing in the morning, I think about the golf swing during the day and I think about the golf swing at night,” Day said. “There’s been conversations at 12 at night with Chris just because I have an idea in my head and a certain sensation and a feel.”

Day’s last win came in this tournament at Quail Hollow. The Wells Fargo moved to the Maryland suburbs of Washington this year because its usual venue is hosting the Presidents Cup in September.

The International team at that event would surely welcome a resurgent Day, who made five of his eight birdies from inside 10 feet on Thursday. The Australian took the lead with a chip-in on the par-4 15th hole.

“The thing that’s different between now and when I was No. 1 in the world, even though the technique might not have been as crisp as it is right now, I had all the confidence in the world, especially on the greens. So that’s always the goal,” Day said.

Matthew Wolff, local favorite Denny McCarthy and PGA Tour rookies Aaron Rai, Callum Tarren and Paul Barjon were two shots back. Rory McIlroy, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 7, had an up-and-down 67.

Wolff’s previous two competitive rounds were an 81 and a 78 at the Masters, where the 23-year-old long-hitter finished behind every 60-something past champion in the field. He played a casual round at his home club a few days ago and lost every ball in his bag.

Beware the player with nonexistent expectations.

“I can go out and shoot 90 tomorrow and as long as I have a good attitude, I can put a check mark on this week and say that I’ve grown as a person and as a player and that’s just all I really care about right now,” Wolff said. “To be honest, it’s funny, but I’m not here to win a golf tournament, I’m here to have a good time.”

Dahmen enjoyed his quick surge to the top of the leaderboard. After a 7-iron from 173 yards to 7 feet on the par-4 eighth hole, he stared at the scoreboard behind the green while waiting for playing partners Patrick Reed and Jason Dufner. Then he holed the putt to reach 6 under.

“I like seeing my name up there. It’s something that, you know, that’s what we work for, right? To have a little bit of pressure in the first round I think is great,” Dahmen said.

Dahmen’s putter cooled on the back nine, but he finally made another birdie when he missed an ace by inches at the par-3 17th.

McIlroy’s only big mistake was a tee shot that started too far left and drew into the water on the par-4 fourth, his 13th of the day. A penalty drop and a sloppy chip led to double bogey, but he rebounded with birdies on the next two holes.

“I said to myself walking off the green, if I could just get back to 3 under for the day by the end of the day after that, I would be pretty happy, and obviously I did that,” McIlroy said.

Rickie Fowler hit two shots into the right-side wetlands on the par-4 sixth, then holed out from 134 yards to save bogey. He hit driver to 11 feet for eagle on the 305-yard, par-4 13th in a round of 66 that he summed up as “interesting.”

“There was a couple that were a little offline and cost me a little bit early in the round, but other than that, a lot of good stuff,” said Fowler, who is working through swing changes and has dropped to 146th in the world. “Definitely happy with today.”

DIVOTS: Sergio Garcia, frustrated with the amount of time a PGA Tour rules official gave him to search for a ball in a penalty area on the par-5 10th, seemingly confirmed his interest in joining the upstart Saudi-funded golf league. “I can’t wait to leave this tour,” Garcia said in comments picked up by ESPN+ in its streaming coverage, later adding: “A couple more weeks, I don’t have to deal with you anymore.” The first event of the Saudi series is June 9-11 in London. Garcia saved par on the hole, shot 67 and did not speak to reporters.

Byron signs 3-year extension with Hendrick Motorsports

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) William Byron has agreed to a three-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports that will keep him in the No. 24 Chevrolet through the 2025 season.

The 24-year-old Byron has two Cup Series wins already this season and four in his career. He made the playoffs for the third consecutive year in 2021 when he posted 20 top-10 finishes.

He was the 2017 Xfinity Series champion.

“With the great people around me, I’m excited to continue pursuing race wins and playoff success,” Byron said. “Together we’ve built a No. 24 team that I know will contend for championships. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season and my years to come with Hendrick Motorsports.”

Hendrick Motorsports signed Byron in August 2016 when he was 18 years old. After his four-victory Xfinity Series title run in 2017, he advanced to the Cup level where he earned 2018 rookie of the year honors. Byron is the only Cup Series driver other than Hall of Famer and four-time champion Jeff Gordon to win for Hendrick in the No. 24 Chevrolet.

“William is on an amazing trajectory, and I believe he’s only just begun to scratch the surface of his potential. We are fortunate to have him in our stable,” team owner Rick Hendrick said.

Byron’s’ previous contract with Hendrick Motorsports ran through the end of the 2022 season.

TOP INDIANA SPORTS RELEASES

Indians and Bats Suspended in Ninth

INDIANAPOLIS – After a back-and-forth contest in the third game of a six-game series between the Indianapolis Indians and Louisville Bats, Thursday afternoon’s affair was suspended in the middle of the ninth inning tied 5-5. The game will resume play at 5:30 PM ET on Friday evening, with the regularly scheduled game beginning no earlier than 7:05 PM ET. The nightcap will be a nine-inning contest.

All fans with a ticket to Friday’s originally scheduled game can also attend the suspended game. Gates will open at 5:15 PM ET prior to the 5:30 PM ET start.

After Louisville took a 1-0 lead on its second first-inning solo home run in as many games, the Indians put up three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead. Taylor Davis tied the game with an RBI single to score Cal Mitchell after a leadoff walk, and Oneil Cruz lined a two-out triple into the left-center alley to plate the go-ahead runs.

The Bats countered with a three-spot of their own in the top of the fifth inning to retake the lead, 4-3. The first three batters of the inning reached base safely and two errors committed by center fielder Ji-Hwan Bae on an RBI single by Lorenzo Cedrola cleared the bases.

A fielding error by Louisville first baseman Allen Cordoba plated Rodolfo Castro as the game-tying run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Indianapolis then took the lead in its next offensive half inning with a two-out, bases-loaded walk drawn by Canaan Smith-Njigba.

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning, Cristian Santana singled home Ashton Creal to tie the game.

The Indians are home all weekend with major promotions on deck. Indy 500 Night leads off the weekend festivities on Friday and is followed by Star Wars™ Night on Saturday and a Mother’s Day matinee Sunday. To purchase single-game tickets, or for more on the Indians, visit IndyIndians.com or contact the Victory Field Box Office at (317) 269-3545 or Tickets@IndyIndians.com.

Fever Roster Finalized for 2022 Season Opener Against Washington

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced an opening night roster on Thursday in preparation for Friday’s 2022 regular season opener at 7 p.m. against the Washington Mystics.

The opening night roster for Indiana against the Washington Mystics is below:

#PLAYERPOS.HWSCHOOL/COUNTRYEXPERIENCE
0Kelsey MitchellG5-8160Ohio State ’184
1NaLyssa SmithF6-4185Baylor ’22R
3Danielle Robinson*G5-9137Oklahoma ’1110
4Queen EgboF/C6-4190Baylor ’22R
10Lexie HullG6-1155Stanford ’22R
11Alanna SmithF6-4180Stanford ’19/Australia3
14Bria Hartley*G5-9148Connecticut ’148
21Emily EngstlerF6-1180Louisville ’22R
25Tiffany MitchellG5-10160South Carolina ’166
33Destanni HendersonG5-7140South Carolina ’22R
35Victoria ViviansG11/17/946-1183Mississippi State ’183
81Alaina Coates*C6-4225South Carolina ’173

*Coates, Hartley and Robinson will have their contracts temporarily suspended to begin the regular season while fulfilling overseas commitments.

Indy Eleven Finalizes W League Coaching & Support Staff

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, May 5, 2022) – Indy Eleven announced the final additions to its USL W League outfit today, as the side continued to build out its staff with the hires of Assistant Coach Brandon Kim and Team Chiropractor Dr. Sarita Sharp.

Indy Eleven’s senior women’s team will host Kings Hammer FC at the Grand Park Events Center in Westfield tomorrow, Friday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. in a contest that will serve as the historic Inaugural Match for the USL W League, a nationwide women’s pre-professional league launching this summer with 44 clubs across 20 states.

A very limited number of tickets remain for the match, and fans who want to attend are encouraged to purchase their seats now at indyeleven.com/wleague-tickets. Indy Eleven Season Ticket Members are reminded that their 2022 Memberships also include tickets for all six W League home matches this summer.

“The additions of Brandon & Sarita fill out our staff and will allow our season this summer to run efficiently,” said Indy Eleven W League Head Coach Paul Dolinsky.  “We will be able to run functional sessions, match prep sessions, recovery sessions and more.  It will allow travel and logistical matters to be handled smoothly as well.  Overall, it will help to create an incredibly professional environment for our W League side throughout our Inaugural Season.”

Kim is no stranger to the Indiana soccer scene, having grown up in Hamilton County in Westfield and Carmel. He would play for both Carmel High School and Carmel United Soccer Club, the latter with which he competed in US Soccer’s Development Academy system.

“I am beyond excited to join the Indy Eleven family and honored to be a part of the W-League staff. I’m so fortunate to continue to work with Coach Dolinsky as well; we’ve known each other a long time and he has done a fantastic job building the roster, setting goals and expectations for our first season and I really can’t wait to get started!”

Kim carries a USSF B Coaching License and has put it to good use in stints across various levels of the sport, including with Carmel United, Park Tudor High School, Marian University, and, for the last five years as the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Indiana Fire Juniors’ Girls Youth Academy (U8-U12). This will be Kim’s season in a row on Dolinsky’s bench, as he was an assistant coach for the Lady Victory FC outfit that compiled a 10W-1L-0D record last summer en route to winning the ECNL’s Midwestern Conference crown in that squad’s own inaugural campaign.

In a similar vein, Dr. Sarita Sharp is a familiar face in Indy Eleven circles. Dr. Sharp was the Team Chiropractor for the club’s USL Championship side the past two seasons, when her practice, Alpha Health & Wellness in Indianapolis, served concurrently as the Official Chiropractic Partner of Indy Eleven.

“My time working with Indy Eleven has been exceptionally rewarding. Not only am I able to give back to the sports community, but I also have the ability to educate the players on spinal health and its importance as well,” said Dr. Sharp. “I look forward to continuing this journey as part of the club’s W League family and look forward to being a part of their Inaugural Season at Grand Park.”

The aim of Alpha Health & Wellness is to improve their patients’ lifestyle by providing a high-quality level of customer service, chiropractic experience, and commitment to total health and wellness. Founded in 2019 by Dr. Sharp on the foundations of chiropractic care, Alpha Health & Wellness focuses not only on spinal care treatments, but on an overall experience geared towards achieving better health. To learn more about Alpha Health & Wellness and its full range of wellness options, visit alphahealthindy.co.

Baseball Gameday: at Michigan

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After back-to-back Big Ten series wins at home, the Indiana baseball program will hit the road for a three-game set at Michigan. The series begins with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday, May 6 from Ray Fisher Stadium.

Indiana (20-24, 6-9 B1G) took two of three games from Nebraska and Illinois over the last two weekends to put itself squarely in the running for a spot at the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan (23-18, 9-6 B1G) lost two of three games last weekend at Purdue, but will play two of its last three series against teams in front of it in the standings (at Maryland, host Rutgers).

Gameday Info

Friday, May 6 (6 p.m.)

Probable Starters

IU: Jack Perkins, RHP, R-Jr.

UM: Connor O’Halloran, LHP, So.

Saturday, May 7 (2 p.m.)

Probable Starters

IU: Bradley Brehmer, RHP, Sr.

UM: Cameron Weston, RHP, Jr.

Sunday, May 8 (1 p.m.)

Probable Starters

IU: TBA

UM: Chase Allen, RHP, So.

Quick Hitters

Friday’s meeting will be the 211th all-time between Indiana and Michigan. The Hoosiers look to keep the string of recent success versus the Wolverines.

Rookie Josh Pyne continues to lead all Big Ten freshmen in RBIs (44) and is the 12th Hoosier rookie to ever reach the 40-RBI in a season and first since 2012.

Freshman Carter Mathison became the fourth IU freshman to reach the 10 home run mark. The rookie joined the short list with his solo blast against Nebraska and is closing in on IU freshman record.

Indiana’s pitching staff is on pace to become one of the most productive strikeout units in program history. The 2022 staff already ranks No. 6 on the single season charts.

Freshman Grant Holderfield is tied for No. 9 nationally among rookies in pitching appearances and has not allowed an inherited runner to score on the year.

Redshirt-junior Matt Ellis continues to lead the Big Ten in home runs at 14 longballs on the season. The left-handed hitter has hit some mammoth home runs so far in 2022.

Indiana has three alums on MLB rosters to start 2022 and saw a school-standard four student-athletes selected in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft in 2021.

Head coach Jeff Mercer owns 92 victories as the Indiana frontman and is poised to become the eighth IU skipper to reach 100 victories in the cream and crimson.

Scouting the Opponents

Michigan enters the weekend with a 23-18 overall mark and a 9-6 record in Big Ten play. UM had its midweek contest with Youngstown State canceled due to a scheduling issue with YSU.

Michigan enters the weekend No. 5 in the Big Ten standings but controls its own fate. The final three weekend will feature IU and B1G-leading Rutgers in Ann Arbor and top-25 Maryland on the road between.

Clark Elliott paces the Michigan offense with a .359 batting average, 44 runs scored and 43 RBIs. His 60 hits and 28 walks also pace the Wolverine offense.

With a team-best 10 home runs, Tito Flores also leads Michigan with 15 doubles.

Connor O’Halloran has started all 12 weekends for the Wolverines and owns a team-best 72 strikeouts in a team-high 62 innings of work.

Chase Allen will be making his fourth straight Big Ten start on Sunday and enters with a 6-0 record and three saves on the season.

Series Notes

In 210 previous meetings, Indiana has amassed a 77-133 record versus Michigan in the all-time series.

The series has gone the way of the Hoosiers since 2008, with IU owning a 24-15 mark against the Wolverines in the last 29 meetings.

IU will makes its fourth straight in-season trip to Ann Arbor this weekend. The four straight road series against the Wolverines comes after Michigan made three straight trips to Bloomington between 2013-15.

Indiana’s longest winning streak in the series is eight games from April 27, 2012-March 22, 2014, while Michigan won 14 straight from 1974-81.

Of the 210 previous meetings, 63 have been one-run games, including 13 since 2000.

The Hoosiers own the last two series sweeps on the ledger, winning all three at home in 2013 and on the road in 2014.

Purdue Makes First Visit to Iowa City Since 2017

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

Purdue (25-14, 6-7 B1G) at Iowa (26-15, 10-5 B1G)

Friday to Sunday, May 6 to 8

Series Opener: Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. ET on B1G+

Middle Game: Saturday, May 7 at Noon ET on BTN

Series Finale: Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. ET on B1G+

Duane Banks Field / Iowa City, Iowa

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS

Friday: CJ Backer (So, RHP) vs. Iowa’s Adam Mazur (R-So, RHP)

Saturday: Wyatt Wendell (R-Jr, RHP) vs. Iowa’s Connor Schultz (Gr, RHP)

Sunday: TBA for Purdue vs. Iowa’s Ty Langenberg (So, RHP)

SERIES HISTORY

All-Time: Iowa leads 101-66-1

All-Time in Iowa City: Iowa leads 52-25

2021: Iowa won 2 of 3 (April 2-4 in West Lafayette)

Last Series in Iowa City: Iowa won 2 of 3 (March 2017)

Purdue’s Last Series Win vs. Iowa: Swept a 3-game set (May 2011 in West Lafayette)

Purdue’s Last Series Win in Iowa City: Won 3 of 4 (April 2008)

First Meeting: Iowa 5, Purdue 2 (1902 in West Lafayette)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The front end of Purdue baseball’s consecutive road weekends doubles as the Boilermakers’ first trip to Iowa City since March 2017, setting the stage for a Big Ten series against an Iowa team with the top pitching staff in the league.

First pitch at Duane Banks Field is set for 5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (all times ET). Games times Friday and Saturday were moved up this week to accommodate live television coverage by the Big Ten Network on Saturday. The 11 a.m. local time first pitch Saturday represents the Boilermakers’ first morning game of the season.

Five of the last six Purdue-Iowa series have been played in West Lafayette dating back to 2013. The Hawkeyes’ 15 games at Alexander Field are the most of any visiting team. The Boilermakers were scheduled to visit Iowa City in 2020.

The Hawkeyes lead the Big Ten in ERA (3.46), batting average against (.198) and strikeouts (480). Holding the opposition below the Mendoza Line 40 games into a season is a truly remarkable feat. Led by its top two starters and relief ace, Iowa’s staff features five pitchers that have worked at least 10 innings with a batting average against below .200.

Adam Mazur and Connor Schultz headline the staff as transfers from South Dakota State and Butler. Purdue also pursued Mazur this past summer, but the Minnesota native opted for Iowa City. Mazur and Schultz teamed up to limit league-leading Rutgers’ dynamic lineup to one run over 16 innings in the first two games of the series in New Jersey two weekends ago. Mazur followed that up with a two-hit, complete-game shutout at Nebraska last Friday, but the Huskers got to Schultz (2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 8 ER, 4 BB, 3 K).

Even without Jackson Smeltz last weekend, the Boilermakers managed to rack up 36 strikeouts in the series win vs. Michigan. Purdue posted three consecutive double-figure strikeout games in a Big Ten series for the first time since April 2010 vs. Penn State (35). Smeltz will be sidelined by injury again this weekend, putting CJ Backer and Wyatt Wendell in position to try to duplicate what they did against the Wolverines. They teamed up for 11 innings of three-run ball, accounting for 16 of Purdue’s 36 strikeouts.

The Boilermakers backed up the pitching staff vs. Michigan with a flawless weekend defensively, accomplishing that feat for the second time this year. They also did it in the series win vs. Indiana. Of the 81 outs recorded vs. the Wolverines, 68 are believed to have come without a defensive assist, meaning U-M also hit its fair share of balls in the air last weekend. Purdue leads the league in fielding percentage (.987) in Big Ten play.

While runs could be at a premium this weekend in Iowa City, offensively the Boilermakers were able to quickly flip the script with their situational hitting vs. Michigan after struggling in that department the weekend prior vs. Belmont. The 20-hit outburst in Friday’s win vs. U-M was Purdue’s first in Big Ten play since 2010, making it the first against a conference foe of the BBCOR bat era (2011-present).

BELMONT SERIES

• 9 Runs, .276/.361/.362, 29 Runners LOB, 7 Errors

• 5-for-30 with RISP, 10-for-33 with 2 outs, Runner on 3rd & less than 2 outs: Scored Run in 2 of 9 opp, 2 2-out RBI

• 20 Ks vs 12 walks & 37 hits allowed, 6.33 ERA, .327 B/Avg

MICHIGAN SERIES

• 32 Runs, .391/.470/.545, 25 Runners LOB, 0 Errors

• 20-for-44 with RISP, 17-for-38 with 2 outs, Runner on 3rd & less than 2 outs: Scored Run in 9 of 15 opp, 14 2-out RBI

• 36 Ks vs 4 walks & 34 hits allowed, 7.00 ERA, .298 B/Avg

WEEKEND NUMBER 7 OF BIG TEN PLAY

Conference records in parentheses

• Purdue (6-7) at Iowa (10-5)

• Maryland (11-4) at Rutgers (15-3)

• Ohio State (3-13) at Northwestern (7-8)

• Indiana (6-9) at Michigan (9-6)

• Michigan State (6-9) at Penn State (7-8)

• Nebraska (6-9) at Minnesota (2-13)

• Miami (Ohio) at Illinois (12-6)

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHASE OPPONENT BREAKDOWN

Top 4 of the 7 would qualify for Big Ten Tournament

• Michigan (9-6): Indiana (6-9), at Maryland (11-4), Rutgers (15-3) – Combined: 32-16 (.667)

• Northwestern (7-8): Ohio State (3-13), Purdue (6-7), at Minnesota (2-13) – Combined: 11-33 (.250)

• Penn State (7-8): Michigan State (6-9), at Ohio State (3-13), Illinois (12-6) – Combined: 21-28 (.429)

• Purdue (6-7): at Iowa (10-5), at Northwestern (7-8), Maryland (11-4) – Combined: 28-17 (.622)

• Indiana (6-9): at Michigan (9-6), Minnesota (2-13), at Iowa (10-5) – Combined: 21-24 (.467)

• Nebraska (6-9): at Minnesota (2-13), at Illinois (12-6), Michigan State (6-9) – Combined: 20-28 (.417)

• Michigan State (6-9): at Penn State (7-8), Iowa (10-5), at Nebraska (6-9) – Combined: 23-22 (.511)

BOILERMAKERS AMONG THE NATIONAL LEADERS FOR STOLEN BASES

• 96 of 107 – 9th

• 2.46 Steals Per Game – 6th

• Curtis Washington Jr. – 26 of 26 (T-14th), 0.67 SB/G (8th)

• Mike Bolton Jr. – 24 of 28 (T-19), 0.62 SB/G (T-13th)

ACTIVE STREAKS – ALL GAMES

• Cam Thompson – 39-game on-base (every game)

• Curtis Washington Jr. – 27-game on-base; 7-game hit

• Troy Viola – 20-game on-base

• Notable: The Boilermakers have had six different players – CJ Valdez (34), Evan Albrecht (25) and Mike Bolton Jr. (21) are the other three – post a 20-game on-base streaks in the same season for the first in the last 20 years. Previously, the 2008 team had five 20-game streaks but one player accounted for two of them.

ACTIVE STREAKS – BIG TEN PLAY

• Curtis Washington Jr. – 13-game on-base (every game); 8-game hit

• Cam Thompson – 13-game on-base (every game); 5-game hit

• Evan Albrecht – 13-game on-base (every game)

• Troy Viola – 12-game on-base

• Paul Toetz – 11-game on-base

• Mike Bolton Jr. – 7-game on-base; 5-game hit

BOILERMAKERS WITH A 2-HOMER GAME IN THE BBCOR BAT ERA (Since 2011)

• Troy Viola vs. Michigan – April 29, 2022 (Alexander Field)

• CJ Valdez at UIC – April 19, 2022

• Ben Nisle at Ohio State – May 2, 2021

• Jacson McGowan at Maryland – April 21, 2018

• Ben Nisle vs. Minnesota – April 13, 2018 (Alexander Field)

• Kyle Wood at East Tennessee State – March 5, 2016

• Kyle Johnson at East Tennessee State – March 5, 2016

• Alec Olund vs. Purdue Fort Wayne – April 1, 2015 (Alexander Field)

• Sean McHugh vs. Iowa – May 17, 2013 (Alexander Field)

• Cameron Perkins at Iowa – May 17, 2012

• Cameron Perkins at Nebraska – April 20, 2012

• Cameron Perkins vs. Indiana – May 1, 2011

• Eric Charles at Tennessee-Martin – March 13, 2011

• Angelo Cianfrocco at Morehead State – Feb. 26, 2011

Softball to Close Regular Season at Iowa

SERIES INFORMATION

Friday, May 6

at Iowa | 6 p.m. ET | B1G+

Saturday, May 7

at Iowa | 3 p.m. ET | B1G+

Sunday, May 8

at Iowa | 1 p.m. ET | B1G+

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Coming off a series victory over Rutgers last weekend, the Purdue softball team (22-29, 5-14 Big Ten) are slated to take on Iowa in Iowa City for the regular season finale.

The three-game series will air on B1G+ and will be played Friday at 6 p.m. ET, Saturday at 3 p.m. ET and conclude Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.            

SCHEDULE NOTES

With just three games remaining in the regular season, the Boilermakers are in position to make the Big Ten tournament in East Lansing. The tournament bracket will be released Sunday night.

Purdue is set to play its first game in Iowa City since May 6, 2018, when Purdue shut out Iowa, 6-0.

Purdue spent the first 36 games on the road and has played in 48 games this season, the second-most in the Big Ten heading into the penultimate weekend (Most games played by a Big Ten team: Rutgers, 50 games).

Purdue registered a 10-3 record over a three-week span (3/11-3/27), marking the program’s best win streak since the 2019 season.

Purdue faced three ranked opponents for a total of six games, recording a 1-4 record.

The Boilermakers picked up their first win over a ranked opponent since 2016 and their third since 2009. with the 1-0 shutout at #22 USF on Thursday, March 17. The win also marked the first top-25 victory for head coach Boo De Oliveira.

PURDUE BOILERMAKERS AT A GLANCE

Purdue recorded three home runs last Sunday vs. Rutgers, moving the squad to 33 on the season, the 4th-most in program history and most since 2011’s 36 homers. Meanwhile, the team’s 14 sac flies tie as second-most in program history (14 sac flies in 2005).

Senior shortstop Rachel Becker leads the Big Ten with a .421 batting average. If the season were to end today, that would stand as the fourth-best mark by a Boilermaker in a single season. Moreover, Becker would join Andie Varsho (2011-14) as just the second Boilermaker to post two seasons above .415.

Freshman Ryen Ross is playing some of her best softball, reaching base in five straight games, the second longest active streak among Boilermakers.

Alex Echazarreta leads the Boilermakers in the circle after tossing 95.2 innings and a 3.73 ERA. Meanwhile, the power hitter is second on the team offensively in slugging % (.598), on-base % (.440) and batting avg. (.333).

IOWA HAWKEYES AT A GLANCE

With three Hawkeyes with at least a .300 batting avg, the team is led by Nina Carter (.385). Meanwhile, Brylee Klostermann owns a team-best 32 runs and Denali Loecker serves as their power hitter, tallying 10 homers and a .587 slugging %.

Iowa’s bullpen is headed by Denali Loecker (10-9 record, 4.79 ERA) and Breanna Vasquez (6-13 record, 4.77 ERA).

SERIES VICTORY VS RUTGERS

In Purdue’s last home series of the season, the Boilermakers won 2-1 vs. Rutgers.

In Game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader, Purdue won 3-2 after setting the Bittinger Stadium record for longest game and tied the program record, with its 12-inning decision. Furthermore, it marked Purdue’s first comeback win of the year after trailing the first six innings.

With the bases loaded and a full count for Olivia McFadden in Game 2 Friday night, the freshman third baseman earned the walk for Purdue’s victory.

Purdue recorded three homers on Senior Day (W, 8-2): Rachel Becker (Leadoff, first inning), Jade Moy (first inning) and Kaeley Hallada (fifth inning).

RACHEL BECKER: SOLIDIFYING HER NAME IN PURDUE HISTORY

Becker is set to become just the second Boilermaker in program history to post back-to-back seasons with over a .400 batting avg (2021: .479, 2022: .421), joining Andie Varsho (2013-14).

Ranks 27th nationally in on-base % (.520), 30th in batting average (.421), 47th in hits (59).

Becker is one run shy of tying her 2021 season run total (40).

Becker currently owns a .520 on-base %. Should she stay above .500 the conclusion of the season, Becker will be just the second Boilermaker in program history to earn a .500 ob% or better in two separate seasons (joins Andrea Hillsey (2003 & 2005).

Currently, Becker leads the team after reaching base in the past 11 straight games (longest: 15) and is on a six-game hitting streak (longest: 8).

The 2021 First Team All-Big Ten selection set the Purdue single-season batting average record last year (.479), which was also fifth-best by a Big Ten player in league play history.

Becker also tied the Purdue single-season doubles record (18, joining 2001’s Katie Crabtree) and finished second in on-base % (.539) in 2021.

ALEX ECHAZARRETA: RISING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

On Tuesday, Echazarreta, a senior, announced her return to Purdue for her fifth year, granted due to the COVID-shortened season.

Echazarreta’s three shutouts are the most by a Boilermaker in a single season since Lilly Fecho (2013-16).

The senior owns a 3.73 ERA and a 9-8 record after making 26 appearances and 15 starts over 95.2 innings of work. This comes compared to 2021’s 5.06 ERA, which saw 13 appearances and 9 starts over 37.1 innings in the circle.

On her birthday, March 17th, Echazarreta shutout No. 22 USF on their home turf, allowing just two hits in the program’s first top-25 victory since 2009.

Echazarreta’s seven homers is the most by a Boilermaker in a single season since Jenny Behan in 2019 (13).

Echazarreta set a career-high 12 strikeouts in the complete-game shutout of Lafayette College (6 innings) on 3/11. Additionally, she tossed her 100th strikeout of the season at Indiana last Tuesday and enters the weekend at 103.

Farraye, Weiler Advance out of U.S. Open Local Qualifying

NDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Farraye and Joe Weiler have earned a spot in the final qualifying round for the 122nd United States Open Championship after advancing out of local qualifying on Thursday at Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis.

Farraye and Weiler earned two of the five advancing spots out of 84 players, finishing tied for fourth at 3-under par 69, two shots behind David Erdy and Jiri Zuska, who earned medalist honors with matching scores of 5-under par 67.

The Purdue duo will now compete in final qualifying at a site to be determined in early June.

The 122nd U.S. Open will take place at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, from June 16 to 19. Weiler and Farraye join incoming freshman Benjamin Cai and 2018 grad Brian Carlson as Boilermakers that have advanced to final qualifying, looking to punch their tickets to the U.S. Open. In recent years, former Boilermakers Tyler Duncan (2015, 2018, 2020), Shiv Kapur (2014, 2015) and Fernando Barco (2021) have all competed in America’s National Championship.

Weiler and Farraye are part of a strong Boilermaker squad that have helped Purdue to a spot in the NCAA Palm Beach Gardens Regional and among the nation’s top-25 teams all season long. Purdue earned a No. 5 seed in the upcoming regional – its highest seed in school history.

Hoopingarner Heads to Hinkle as @ButlerUWBB Assistant Coach

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler women’s basketball head coach Austin Parkinson added Holly Hoopingarner to his staff today as an assistant coach. Hoopingarner spent the 2021-22 season at IUPUI coaching alongside Parkinson and Latrell Fleming. Prior to joining the Jags, Hoopingarner spent a season at Florida as a graduate assistant coach.

Hoopingarner is a Greenwood, Indiana native that played point guard at IUPUI from 2016-20 under the guidance of Parkinson. During her time on campus, Hoopingarner led IUPUI to its first conference tournament title in school history and was tabbed Horizon League Tournament MVP. She also earned the Horizon League’s Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor, an award that goes to the top female student-athlete who demonstrates outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.

“Holly was the best leader I ever had the opportunity to coach and having her back on staff last year was tremendous,” Parkinson stated. “As a former point guard, she has excellent knowledge of our system, she builds great relationships with players, and she understands the importance of recruiting Indiana. She is a key addition to our Butler coaching staff.”

Over her IUPUI career, Hoopingarner was a two-time member of the Horizon League All-Academic Team and was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team after her senior season. She became the 27th member of IUPUI’s 1,000-point club and dished out 305 career assists.

Hoopingarner guided IUPUI to an 89-39 record that included four-straight postseason berths. The Jags won at least 20 games in all four years of her career, and things did not change once she returned to The Jungle as an assistant coach.

During the 2021-22 season, IUPUI went 24-5 overall while winning both the regular season and Horizon League Tournament title to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Jaguars won a school record 14-straight games from Jan. 2 to Feb. 17 and before the start of the conference season, Hoopingarner helped IUPUI go to Iowa City and upset 15th-ranked Iowa 74-73.

Hoopingarner was also part of postseason action during her lone season at Florida. The Gators made the WNIT in 2020-21 with Hoopingarner on staff as a graduate assistant.

Hoopingarner attended Greenwood H.S. and left as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,614 pts). She set additional school records for most points in a game (42) and in a single-season (591). She was an Indiana Junior All-Star and an Indiana All-Star following her senior season.

@ButlerUBaseball to Face Xavier on Mother’s Day Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS – Conference rivals will clash this weekend when the Butler Bulldogs host the Xavier Musketeers in Indianapolis. This three-game series will end on a special Sunday that includes Mother’s Day and Senior Day. Catch the action on FloSports or follow along with live stats throughout the weekend.

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, May 7 – 12 PM Doubleheader

Sunday, May 8 – 1 PM

BIG EAST Standings

UConn 11-1, 37-8

Creighton 10-2, 25-12

Xavier 6-6, 22-23

Georgetown 7-8, 26-19

Villanova 7-8, 17-21-1

Seton Hall 4-8, 15-30

St. John’s 3-8-1, 17-27-1

Butler 2-9-1, 18-26-1

Scouting Xavier

The Musketeers are 6-6 in league play with a 22-23 overall record. Creighton recently swept them in Cincinnati, but two of the three games were highly competitive. The Bluejays held on for an 8-7 win on Friday and held off another late charge on Saturday to capture an 11-9 victory. Before that, Xavier took two of three from Georgetown and Villanova. They opened conference action with a series loss at Seton Hall.

Non-conference action for the Musketeers included trips to Alabama, #10 Louisville, Indiana, #1 Tennessee and a neutral site series in Arizona against #2 Oregon State. Xavier will still play a mid-week game against Michigan on May 10. Their final two BIG EAST weekends include a trip to #15 UConn and a home series vs. St. John’s.

Luke Franzoni, Jack Housinger and Tyler Demartino are the top three bats in the Musketeer order. Franzoni has a team-best 56 hits including 11 doubles and 17 home runs for 49 RBI. Housinger is also a member of the 50-hit club for Xavier. He has 10 doubles, one triple and 12 home runs for 43 RBI. Demartino ranks second on the team with a .320 batting average and third on the club with 38 RBI.

Weekend pitching for Xavier is a mystery. Luke Bell started Friday and Sunday at Creighton with Connor Bailey touching the rubber on Saturday. Bell is 4-0 on the year with a 4.60 ERA. The best numbers on the staff belong to Jack Lynch. A 5-10 lefty, Lynch is 6-0 this year with a 2.93 ERA. He has 57 strikeouts in 43 innings of action.

Last Series vs. the Musketeers

Butler played a four-game series at Xavier last year with the Musketeers taking three of the four games. Butler won game three by the final score of 7-3. The last time Butler won a weekend series against Xavier was in 2018. The ‘Dawgs lost game one, but fought back to win the series with an 8-4 win followed by a 6-4 victory.

Senior Day

Seven student-athletes will be recognized on Sunday, May 8 as part of senior day festivities. Those players include Kollyn All, Benji Downs, Nick Eaton, Greg Gilbert, Robbie McCargar, Aaron Steinhart and Alex Voss.

Last Week

Kollyn All hit .333 last week recording four hits in 12 at-bats. He had a double and a home run to post a .667 slugging percentage. James Gargano also played well for BU with two home runs, five runs scored and seven RBI. Defensively, Butler’s best numbers on the mound belonged to Adrian Vega. Over two appearances, Vega struck out seven and did not issue a walk over six innings vs. UConn and Indiana.

Hitting Streaks

James Gargano and Dominic Milano each have a three-game hitting streaks heading into the weekend. The Musketeers are led by Luke Franzoni’s seven-game streak. Franzoni has also reached base safely for Xavier in 13-straight games. Milano leads BU in that category having reached base safely in 11-straight.

Five RBI Club

James Gargano, Scott Jones and Aaron Steinhart are members of the five-RBI club for the Bulldogs. Gargano recently had five RBI in a single game vs. UConn on April 30. Steinhart had five RBI at Northern Kentucky on March 1 and Jones reached the feat first on Feb. 20 against Murray State.

Holt Hitting .300

BU shortstop Travis Holt has a team-high 54 hits in 180 at-bats this season. He has 17 multi-hit games to lead the team, including six games with three-hits. Holt hit .294 last week over a stretch of four games.

Bosecker at Butler

Cory Bosecker threw 21.2 innings at Butler over his first two seasons on campus, but has broken onto the scene in 2022 leading the team in multiple categories. The left-hander has thrown 52.2 innings this year, striking out a team-best 56. He has started 11 games in ’22, two more than any other player on the roster.

Up Next

Butler will play two mid-week road games beginning with a trip to West Lafayette to face the Purdue Boilermakers at 6 PM on Tuesday, May 10. The next day, BU will travel to Dayton to play the Flyers at 3 PM.

Despite valiant effort, Ball State falls to Hawai’i in five-set thriller

LOS ANGELES – Despite a valiant effort, the Ball State men’s volleyball team saw its 2022 season come to an end Thursday night with a 3-2 (28-26, 19-25, 20-25, 25-20, 15-11) setback to No. 1 Hawai’i in the semifinals of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship inside UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion.

“Obviously, a little bummed about that loss but for our path and our journey this season, to be able to fight the defending champions the way we did, in five, I thought we had some good plays there,” head coach Donan Cruz said. “They just made a few more than we did. As we think about the growth and the year, to be able to get this point, simply what we spoke about in that last huddle was, ‘There’s really nothing to hang our heads on.’ Although this stings at this moment, as a group, moving forward, these are the things that really get us to that championship mindset.

“We talk about it a lot. Part of playing the game is you can win and you can lose. Tonight, you saw two really great teams go after it. And that’s the defending champion. I thought we represented Ball State in the best way possible and played consistently at a very high level throughout the year, and we don’t get to this point without doing that.”

Battling the top-ranked Rainbow Warriors (26-5) for a third time this season, the championship’s second-seeded Cardinals (23-4) fell just shy of the program’s first-ever berth into the national championship match.

After winning the first two meetings between the programs, both of which were played in Worthen Arena in late January, Ball State found itself down 12-5 early in the opening set. The Cardinals would battle back, however, tying the score at 24 before reaching set point on a service ace from Nick Martinski.

Hawai’i was able to escape with the set victory, however, which proved crucial in the match. Ball State would go on to take sets two and three, only to see the Rainbow Warriors win the final two frames to continue its bid for back-to-back national championships.

Kaleb Jenness led the Cardinals with 18 kills in the match, while Angelos Mandilaris was right behind with 15. Overall, Quinn Isaacson guided the Ball State attack to a .262 rate of success, dishing out 40 assists to go along with a pair of kills of his own.

The Cardinals defense also held a decisive advantage at the net, tallying 19 total blocks to 10 from Hawai’i. Felix Egharevba led the way with nine total blocks, while Mandilaris and Vanis Buckholz added seven apiece.

“Proud of our team, proud of our fanbase,” Cruz added. “There’s not anything more we could ask, other than we’re going to move forward and grow from this moment. Obviously, Quinn and a few of our other guys are moving on to other things. We told them how proud we are of how they represented this university and this team, and know that they’re going to do great things.”

GAME 12 PREVIEW: #9/12 DUKE

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 6/7 Notre Dame welcomes No. 9/12 Duke in a game that will have big NCAA Tournament ramifications. The Irish will also be playing for a share of the ACC title, as a win would give them a record of 5-1 in league play and tie Virginia for the regular season crown.

The game is slated to start at noon ET on Saturday, May 7 at Arlotta Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

GAME DETAILS

Location: South Bend, Indiana | Arlotta Stadium

Schedule: Saturday, May 7 — Noon ET

Tickets: FREE

TV: ESPN2

Live Stats: UND.com

Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse

For a more in-depth look at the matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame

PARKING INFO

Saturday, May 7, the University of Notre Dame will host three events. The Fighting Irish men’s lacrosse and softball teams will be competing in the afternoon, and a Garth Brooks concert at the Notre Dame Stadium will begin at 7 p.m.

As fans plan their visit to campus for this exciting day of events, please find important parking information for the men’s lacrosse and softball events for Saturday afternoon.

Fans attending the men’s lacrosse game will park in the Bulla lot, located at the corner of Bulla Road and Twyckenham Drive for no charge.

THE DUKE SERIES

• Saturday will be the 29th meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Duke.

• The Irish trail in the series with the Blue Devils, as Notre Dame has a 12-16 record in the matchup.

• Notre Dame has a record of 3-2 against Duke when playing in South Bend.

• The two sides met earlier this season in Durham with Notre Dame pulling out a 16-15 road win at Koskinen Stadium.

• In the win, Pat Kavanagh posted seven points off three goals and four assists. Wheaton Jackoboice also recorded a hat trick with three goals. Will Lynch had a standout performance from the dot, going 19-for-35 with 11 ground balls, a goal and an assist.

LAST TIME OUT

• The Irish won their fifth straight game in an 18-11 victory at Syracuse in the Carrier Dome.

• The junior tandem of Pat Kavanagh and Liam Entenmann were the standouts in the victory.

• Pat Kavanagh tied his program record for points in a game with 10 (4G, 6A).

• Entenmann was strong in cage, making a career-high 22 saves while allowing 11 goals.

• Eric Dobson produced a hat trick in his second straight game, scoring three goals and adding an assist.

THE JAKE TAYLOR EFFECT

• Ever since Jake Taylor was inserted into the starting lineup against Syracuse in early April, the Irish offense has taken off, scoring 86 goals over its last five games (17.2 per game). The Irish have outscored the oppositing 86-45 over the five-game stretch.

• The Irish man-up unit is 9-of-11 over the last five games.

• Taylor broke the Notre Dame single-game record for goals in a game in his first career start against No. 18 Syracuse, scoring eight goals.

• Taylor surpassed the previous mark of seven goals which occurred three times prior for Notre Dame. Randy Colley (3/13/93 vs. New Hampshire), Ryan Hoff (3/13/07 vs. Drexel) and Matt Kavanagh (3/25/14 vs. Ohio State) previously held the record.

• Taylor now has 22 goals in his Fighting Irish career and 21 on the season.

THE BROTHERS KAVANAGH

• Pat Kavanagh became the fourth Tewaaraton Finalist in program history in 2021 and his brother Chris joined the 2022 squad as an attackman.

• Pat currently leads the team in points (59), goals (24) and assists (35). He is second in caused turnovers (10) and ground balls (36) while Chris is second in points (31) and tied for second in goals (21) and assists (10).

• The brothers have linked up on 12 goals this season, with one assisting the other’s goal.

• The Kavanagh’s combined for 27 points over the two wins over Syracuse. Pat had 19 points (7G, 12A) and Chris added eight (4G, 4A).

• In just 12 games in the 2021 season, Pat became the all-time single-season ND assist record holder, passing older brother Matt (33) for the record. Matt’s 33-assist season came in an 18-game 2014 season.

• Of the five Tewaaraton Finalists, Pat led the group in assists per game (3.17), ground balls (35) and caused turnovers (9).

• Pat owns the single-game points record at ND, recording 10 points in a game twice, both against Syracuse and both coming on May 1. He recorded 10 points on May 1, 2021 with 5G & 5A and then matched his record on May 1, 2022 with 4G & 6A.

DOMINATING DEFENSE

• Notre Dame enters the regular-season finale with the best defense in the ACC and a top-10 unit in the country, allowing just 9.73 goals per game.

• The Irish have held opposing attacks to single-digit scoring outputs in three of the last five games.

• The Irish defense has caused double-digit turnovers in six of its 10 outings.

• Notre Dame recorded a season-high 14 caused turnovers  against Georgetown on Feb. 26.

CASHING IN ON THE EMO

• Notre Dame enters Saturday’s game ranked first in the country in man-up offense this season in EMO efficiency.

• The Irish EMO unit has cashed in on 19-of-28 chances (.679) this season.

• Seven players have combined to score the 19 goals, with Eric Dobson leading the team with six goals and Jeffery Ricciardelli and Pat Kavanagh each adding four. Wheaton Jackoboice and Chris Kavanagh have each scored two man-up goals.

CHALLENGING SLATE

• Notre Dame has never shied away from putting together a challenging schedule and the 2022 slate is no different.

• Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular-season opponents, seven are currently ranked in the top 20 in either the USILA or Inside Lacrosse polls.

• Nine of Notre Dame’s 12 games have come against teams ranked in the USILA and Inside Lacrosse rankings at the time of the game, including three ranked in the top three.

• Three of Notre Dame’s losses have come against teams ranked in the top three in this week’s polls.

ALL CLEAR

• The Irish have been exceptional at clearing the ball this season, ranking fourth in the country with a 90.9 percentage.

• Notre Dame went 23-for-23 against UNC, 16-for-16 against Duke, 24-for-27 in the win over Syracuse, 23-for-25 against Michigan, 25-for-25 against Maryland, 19-for-21 against Georgetown and 24-for-25 in the win over Detroit Mercy.

CORRIGAN ALL-TIME DI PROGRAM WINS LEADER

• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, 2021, Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA record for most wins at a DI program with 311, passing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).

• Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300-win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.

• Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark in his career.

• Corrigan has an overall record of 330-172 in his 36 seasons of coaching.

• The head coach is 320-157 in his 34 seasons at Notre Dame.

• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.

NO. 20 IRISH TO HOST LOUISVILLE ON SENIOR WEEKEND

The University of Notre Dame softball team concludes regular season play this weekend at Melissa Cook Stadium. The 20th-ranked Fighting Irish will host the Louisville Cardinals in a three-game series Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with first pitch times set for 5 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. Friday and Sunday’s matchups will be on the ACC Network. This weekend will be senior weekend as the Irish will be honoring Sarah Genz, Quinn Biggio, Shelby Grimm, Payton Tidd, Emma Clark, Alexis Holloway and Abby Sweet.

The Irish will be back in action for the first time since defeating Toledo 8-0 in five innings last Tuesday. After taking a weekend off of the diamond, the Irish and Cardinals will resume the series that Notre Dame leads 23-17. In South Bend, Notre Dame holds a slim advantage of 9-8, falling 5-3 in the last contest at home. The Irish are 36-9 in 2022 and 13-5 in league play. Notre Dame is currently seeded fourth for the conference tournament next week in Pittsburgh and could move up to third with a sweep of the Cardinals and would need NC State to take at least one game from the visiting Florida State Seminoles.

Fans attending the softball game on Saturday will park in the Innovation Park lot for no charge located on East Angela Boulevard across from Melissa Cook Stadium.

Notre Dame’s offense is led by sophomore first baseman Karina Gaskins. Gaskins leads the ACC with a .442 average, hitting 11 doubles, 11 home runs and driving in a conference-best 55 runs. Freshman Jane Kronenberger worked her way into the starting lineup and is hitting at a .400 average, playing in 32 games, making 22 starts. She’s third on the team with 27 RBI, hitting nine doubles and three home runs. The outfield trio of Abby Sweet, Emma Clark and Leea Hanks are all hitting .371 or above, and combined have 11 home runs, nine triples, 31 doubles, 42 stolen bases and have scored 140 runs.

The trio of Holloway, Tidd and Shannon Becker have thrown all the innings for the Irish this season. Becker owns the lowest ERA at 1.67, having thrown the least innings at 75.1. Tidd has worked as the series opener as of late and thrown in several big spots throughout the year. She owns a 2.58 ERA and a team-best 14 wins, eight complete games and 119.1 innings of work. Holloway has thrown two no-hitters on the year, while earning a 2.92 ERA and 13 wins. She’s started a team-high 18 games while throwing 103.0 innings. Combined the trio have held opponents to a .228 average against.

Louisville enters the weekend at 27-21 and 10-11 in ACC play. The Cardinals are slated as the seventh seed, but could move up to tie Virginia if they take three from the Irish this weekend. UL has won three of its last four, taking the series from Virginia and defeating UIC Wednesday.

The Cardinal offense is led by graduate student Carmyn Greenwood. The outfielder is hitting for a .417 average playing in all 48 games this season. She leads the Cardinals with 17 doubles, seven triples, 14 homers and driving in 52. Kendall Smith, Korbe Otis and Vanessa Miller are all hitting over the .300 line. Smith has hit nine home runs and driven in 39 on the season. Otis and Miller each have five home runs on the year. Otis with 30 RBI, Miller adds 16.

In the circle, redshirt senior Taylor Roby has been Louisville’s ace. The Mt. Washington, Kentucky product has started 26 games, appearing in 39 total. She’s thrown 157.1 innings, striking out 107 hitters and holds opponents to a .268 average against. Chardonnay Harris adds the majority of the rest of the starts at 14 and appearing in 23 games. She’s earned a 6-6 record and a 5.25 ERA in 57.1 innings. She’s struck out 38 hitters and opponents hit .282 against her. As a staff, the six Cardinals who have seen time in the circle allow opponents to hit at a .281 clip, and the staff ERA sits at 4.22.

PEEKE NAMED TO U.S. NATIONAL TEAM FOR UPCOMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Former University of Notre Dame defenseman Andrew Peeke has been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team for the upcoming World Championships, USA Hockey announced on Thursday (May 5). 

The 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship will be hosted by Finland from May 13-29 with  Tampere and Helsinki serving as host cities.

Peeke is set to become the 17th former Fighting Irish player to take part in the prestigious event. Cal Petersen and Matt Hellickson played in last year’s event, winning bronze with Team USA in Latvia. All told with Peeke in 2022, Notre Dame will have had 17 former players combine for 22 U.S. National Team appearances.

Peeke recently completed his third professional season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, skating in a career high 82 games while scoring a pair of goals and adding 13 assists for 15 points. He has now played 115 NHL games.

After being drafted by Columbus in the second round (34th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft,  Peeke played for the Irish from 2016-19 and served as the team’s captain as a junior in 2018-19.

The Parkland, Florida native was part of three NCAA tournament teams that reached at least the NCAA Regional Finals and included Frozen Four semifinal (2017) and championship game (2018) appearances. Peeke also helped the Irish to a Big Ten Regular Season Championship in 2017-18 and Big Ten Tournament titles in 2018 and 2019.

Peeke skated in 119 games in his Irish career, notching 12 goals and adding 40 assists for 52 points. He had a career-best year offensively as a junior and finished the season as the team’s fourth-leading scorer with three goals and 21 assists for 24 points. His 21 assists ranked second on the team. He earned Big Ten All-Academic Team honors as a sophomore and junior.

Sycamores back in Missouri Valley play with road trip to Bradley

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State continues its final road trip of the 2022 season this weekend for a three-game series at Dozer Park as the Sycamores take on Bradley over May 6-8 in Peoria, Ill. First pitch in Friday’s opener is set for 7 p.m. ET, while Saturday will also feature a 7 p.m. start. Sunday’s finale will close out at 3 p.m.

Both Friday and Sunday’s games are scheduled to be carried live on ESPN3, while all three games will be featured on 105.5 The Legend.

Illinois Recap

Illinois utilized a key two-out rally midway through the contest to take the Tuesday night win over Indiana State at Illinois Field, 6-3.

Illinois took the lead after a four-run bottom of the fifth as the Fighting Illini took advantage of a Cam McDonald two-run single, while Kellen Sarver added an RBI double in the inning to give the home team the 6-2 lead. The Sycamores took a run back in the sixth as Josue Urdaneta scored on a wild pitch and Indiana State put runners on base in eighth but were unable to rally back in the loss.

Randall Diaz doubled for the Sycamores as six different Indiana State players recorded hits on the day. Luis Hernandez brought home ISU’s lone RBI in the game, while Diaz, Urdaneta, and Keegan Watson all scored.

Jake Ridgway went the first 3.2 innings in taking the no-decision on the mound for the Sycamores. The redshirt senior allowed four hits and two runs while striking out one. Brennyn Cutts went 0.2 innings with two runs coming across in his time on the mound in taking the loss, while Joey Hurth and Raine Richter closed out the contest.

The Sycamores and Illini split the season series with both teams winning their respective home games in 2022. ISU picked up the 12-6 win at home on April 19, while the Illini evened the score with the 6-3 win on Tuesday.

Scouting Bradley

Bradley was selected fifth overall in the Missouri Valley baseball preseason poll as voted on by the conference’s head coaches prior to the start of the season. The Braves received 34 total points after a 20-22 season last year with a 12-10 mark in Valley play. The Braves’ 12 wins last season marked its most MVC wins in a season since 2007.

Bradley enters the weekend with a 14-24 overall mark on the year with a 5-7 record in Valley play with three weekends left in the conference season. The Braves opened the year with a weekend series win over Western Michigan and has added wins over Pittsburgh, South Florida, Dartmouth, Tennessee Tech (two), Wright State, and Western Illinois.

In Missouri Valley play, Bradley has played the role of spoiler so far for some of the preseason favorites with the Braves picking up series wins over favorite Dallas Baptist and Illinois State. Bradley’s most recent conference weekend saw the Braves swept on the road at Evansville. Bradley is 4-5 at home at Dozer Park this season with their lone conference series at home featuring taking two of three games from DBU.

Connor O’Brien leads Bradley in nearly every offensive statistical category with a team-best .403 batting average, while adding 60 hits, 11 doubles, nine home runs, and 35 RBI. Ryan Vogel (.327) and Keaton Rice (.311) are also hitting above .300 on the year, while Carson Husmann is tied with O’Brien with nine home runs for the year.

Focusing on the mound, Jacob Kisting (6-3, 3.68 ERA) is among the team leaders with 11 starts in the 2022 season. The freshman right-hander has gone at least six innings in each of the last seven games, including posting a season-high nine strikeouts in a 7.0-inning performance against Tennessee Tech. Taylor Catton (2-2, 4.86 ERA) is the primary arm out of the bullpen with 19 appearances and four saves, while six different players have posted double-digit relief appearances on the year.

Bradley Top Players

Connor O’Brien was Bradley’s representative on the Missouri Valley’s preseason All-Conference team and the junior slugger has lived up to his reputation at the plate this season as one of the top hitters in the Valley. He enters the weekend sitting in the top five in the league in batting average (.403), slugging percentage (.658), and on-base percentage (.471) He’s also top three in hits (60), while sitting tied for seventh in home runs (9).

Opponent History

Indiana State holds the 90-63 overall edge in the all-time series history between the two teams. ISU and Bradley first met back in the 1907 season according to Indiana State’s current records. The Sycamores and Braves have not lined up against each other in either of the last two seasons with the 2020 year being canceled due to COVID, while 2021 again saw the four-game series called due to COVID reasons. ISU has won two of the last three series against the Braves, but Bradley took the first and third games in the 2018 series in the opponents’ last matchup in Peoria.

Last Time against Bradley

Indiana State took two of the three games in the 2019 season to capture the season series over the May 16-18 weekend at Bob Warn Field. The Sycamores fell in the first game of the series, 9-5, but bounced back in Friday’s contest behind a three-double game from CJ Huntley to even it up with the 12-8 victory. Tyler Whitbread went 8.0 innings allowing just four hits against the Braves in the regular season finale, while Luke Fegen posted two doubles and four RBI in the 10-2 series clinching win.

Non-Conference Round-Up

Indiana State has posted a 15-9 overall record in non-conference play following their midweek loss at Illinois. The Sycamores have posted a 6-3 record in neutral site contests and a 7-2 home mark at Bob Warn Field this season, while sitting 2-4 in true road games. Highlighting Indiana State’s non-conference schedule includes wins over BYU, Marshall, Merrimack, Minnesota (twice), Michigan, Wright State, SEMO (twice), Kansas (twice), Memphis (twice), Purdue, and Illinois.

Sycamores in the MVC

Indiana State enters the week sitting in sole possession of third place in the Missouri Valley regular season standings with a 7-5 mark on the year. The Sycamores sit two games back of leader Evansville (9-3) and one game behind Southern Illinois (8-4). Dallas Baptist (6-6) is a game behind Indiana State. Missouri State, Illinois State, and Bradley all sit in a three-way tie for fifth at 5-7 on the year. Valparaiso is currently eighth in the standings with a 3-9 mark. The Sycamores still have weekend series at Bradley (May 6-8) and Southern Illinois (May 13-15), and a home series against Dallas Baptist (May 18-20).

Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Deck for Track & Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne track & field teams are set to compete in the 2022 Horizon League Track & Field Championships, hosted by Oakland in Rochester, Mich. this weekend from May 6-8.

2022 Horizon League Track & Field Championships

When: May 6-8

Where: Rochester, Mich. | Elaine Leigh Track & Field Complex

Meet Information: Link

ESPN+ Day One: Link

ESPN+ Day Two: Link

ESPN+ Day Three: Link

Friday Events Start: Noon (women’s decathlon)

Friday Field Events Start: 3 p.m. (women’s discus throw/ men’s javelin)

Friday Running Events Start: 7:20 p.m. (1500-meter prelims)

Saturday Events Start: 9 a.m. (women’s decathlon)

Saturday Field Events Start: noon (women’s shot put/ women’s long jump)

Saturday Running Events Start: 3 p.m. (women’s 100-meter hurdles)

Sunday Field Events Start: 10 a.m. (women’s hammer throw/ women’s high jump/ men’s triple jump)

Sunday Running Events Start: noon (men’s 4 by 100-meter relay)

Meet Information

Both the Mastodon men’s and women’s teams were picked fourth in the Horizon League Preseason Outdoor Track & Field poll.

Youngstown State is the defending men’s and women’s Horizon League Outdoor Champions. Last season the Mastodon men took fourth at the outdoor league meet. The women were sixth.

At the Horizon League Indoor Championships back on Feb. 26 and 27, the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s team finished fourth out of 11 teams. The men’s team finished sixth out of eight teams.

Top Men’s Marks

The following athletes rank in the top 10 in the Horizon League. Athletes who finish in the top eight at the Horizon League Championships receive points for their team.

Andrew Whitinger is seventh in the 3000-meter steeplechase (10:01.40). Braxton Trittipo is eighth in the men’s 400-meter dash (49.95 seconds). Brent Donaldson is fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (55.27 seconds) and eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.21 seconds).

The men’s 4 by 400-meter relay team of Trittipo, Donaldson, Nic Blair and Joe Cartwright is second (3:21.01). The men’s 4 by 100-meter relay team of Dina Fagnon, Luke Beehler, John Jackman, and Donaldson is fourth (42.24 seconds).

Cody Loshe is fourth in the pole vault (4.53 meters). Cain Hohne is tied for eighth in the high jump (1.95 meters).

Aaron Martin is second in the javelin throw (61.99 meters), seventh in the shot put (14.71 meters), and eighth in the discus throw (44.72 meters). Asher Walden is fifth in the hammer throw (52.71 meters). Zyler Johnson is seventh in the discus throw (45.41 meters) and hammer throw (48.58 meters). Garrett Anglemeyer is 10th in the shot put (14.17 meters).

Top Women’s Marks

The following athletes rank in the top 10 in the Horizon League. Athletes who finish in the top eight at the Horizon League Championships receive points for their team.

Katie Clark ranks first in the 400-meter dash (55.31 seconds). Jesseca Hudson-Turpin (13.88 seconds), Jordan Yanders (14.26 seconds), Sophia Buck (14.38 seconds) and Dylan Kirkwood (14.39 seconds) are third, fifth, sixth and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles. Buck (1:04.43), Hudson-Turpin (1:04.78) and Kirkwood (1:04.79) are sixth through eighth in the 400-meter hurdles.

Madison King is fourth in the 10,000 meter run (36:24.45) and sixth in the 1500-meter run (4:40.34). Brooke Neal is ninth in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:39.06).

The women’s 4 by 400-meter relay team of Clark, Buck, Hudson-Turpin and Kirkwood is third (4:00.23). The women’s 4 by 100-meter relay of Haley Pandazis, Josefin Wikfeldt, Jai Reed and Yanders is tied for fifth (48.16 seconds).

Miranda Haney is tied for fourth in the high jump (1.65 meters). Louiza Kruiswijk is 10th in the triple jump (11.20 meters).

Megan Sinnott (38.36 meters) and Buck (32.73 meters) are third and ninth in the javelin throw. Nakia Harris-Campbell is eighth in the shot put (12.67 meters), ninth in the hammer throw (45.52 meters).

Mastodon Softball Hosts NKU With Adjusted Weekend Schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne softball team will play Northern Kentucky in its final games of the season on Saturday and Sunday (May 7-8). The games were originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday but were shifted due to forecasted thunderstorms in the Fort Wayne area on Friday.

Game Day Information

Who: Northern Kentucky Norse (22-27, 11-13 Horizon League) at Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (7-39, 6-17 Horizon League)

When: May 7-8

Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne Softball Field

Live Stats: Link

Schedule of Games

Saturday, May 7 – Doubleheader at noon

Sunday, May 8 – Single game at noon

Know Your Foe

Northern Kentucky is 22-27, 11-13 in the Horizon League and needs just one win this weekend to clinch a spot in the Horizon League Championship. NKU is coming off a weekend with two wins against Detroit Mercy. Seniors Kendyl McKeough and Jordan are leading the team with .320 and .296 batting averages, respectively. McKeough has 34 RBIs with 12 homers this season. Madisyn Eads has a team-best 3.36 ERA with a 9-11 record and three saves. NKU as a team has a 3.62 ERA.

Series History

NKU leads the all-time series 20-10, but the Mastodons have won two of the last three. The two teams have not met in Fort Wayne since 2000, which saw the two teams split the doubleheader. Last season, Jadelyn Johnson and Shaina Eyre both picked up wins against the Norse, with Eyre’s being a complete game shutout.

Best When It’s Best

Sonia Solis is batting .414 this season with runners in scoring position. She is also 5-for-6 when there is a runner on third with less than two outs, and .600 when bases are loaded.

The Complete Pitcher

Jadelyn Johnson threw a complete shutout against Detroit Mercy on Saturday, April 16. Johnson tossed a pair of strikeouts with only one walk in 25 batters. She ran through 25 batters in 1:15.

Speaking of Jade

Johnson was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award this year. She owns a 4.0 cumulative GPA, completed two internships this semester while playing softball, which included attending meetings from the road while with the team.

Breath of Fresh Eyre

Shaina Eyre is seventh in program history with 21 career wins. Eyre is also second in program history in career pitching appearances with 120, behind just Courtney Cronin (122).

1. 63 – Courtney Cronin (2009-12)

2. 59 – Miranda Kramer (2012-14)

3. 40 – Megan Flenniken (2011-14)

4. 24 – Angie Quickery (1992-94)

5. 23 – Rachel Staschuk (2008-11)

6. 22 – Mindy Pomeroy (2001-04)

7. 21 – Shaina Eyre (2018-present)

In League Play…

>> Brooke Wintlend is slugging .661 which is fifth and has an OPS of 1.081 for sixth in the league

>> Alise Hale has scored 15 runs, which is seventh in the league.

>> Sonia Solis and Brooke Wintlend have 16 RBIs each, which is fourth in the league.

>> Brooke Wintlend has five home runs, which is fourth in the league.

>> Taryn Jenkins has drawn the third-most walks in the league with 11. Brooke Wintlend (10) and Alise Hale (9) are also in the top 10.

>> Shaina Eyre has struck out 38 batters, which is 10th in the league, and 14 strikeouts looking which is ninth.

>> Lauren McConnell and Shaina Eyre are two of the 10 players with at least one save in league play.

Going Long for the First Time

Emma McMillan had the first home run of her career on Wednesday, April 27 at Dayton. It was a two-run shot over the center field wall.

Think Pink!

Sunday, May 8 will be the Mastodons’ annual Pink Out game. In early February, Purdue Fort Wayne raised 7,500 dollars for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. The check was delivered to the Vera Bradley Foundation during halftime of a women’s basketball game on February 5. There was a luncheon prior to the game to recognize breast cancer survivors. The softball team will wear pink uniforms to celebrate the Mastodons’ donation to the Vera Bradley Foundation.

Today… Is Senior Day

The Purdue Fort Wayne softball team will recognize seven seniors on May 7 for Senior Day: Ashley Haas, Shaina Eyre, Camryn Mosher, Alise Hale, Lauren McConnell, Jadelyn Johnson and Emma McMillan.

Last Time Out

Youngstown State took three games in the series against the ‘Dons.

Dons Head to UIC Sunday After YSU Games Canceled

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Mastodon baseball team (12-30, 9-13 Horizon) will be in action on Sunday (May 8) for a doubleheader against the UIC Flames. The ‘Dons were scheduled to play at Youngstown State on Friday, but those contests were canceled due to expected rain.

at UIC (17-18, 10-5 Horizon)

When: Sunday, May 8 | 3:00 p.m. ET | doubleheader | 7 inning game one, 9 inning game two

Location: Chicago, Ill. | Curtis Granderson Stadium

Weather: cloudy, 62/56

Series History: Flames lead 19-1

Live Stats: Link

ESPN+ Game One: Link

ESPN+ Game Two: Link

Scouting the Flames: The Flames earned a 13-0 win over Northwestern on Wednesday after defeating the Mastodons in three games last weekend. UIC will play a doubleheader at Northern Kentucky on Saturday prior to facing the ‘Dons. Bryan Rosario is leading the team in hitting with a .348 average. He is one of five Flames with 20 or more runs knocked in. Tanner Shears owns seven saves on the season.

Probable Starters:

Mastodons: RHP JD Deany (5.89, 3-2), LHP Jacob Myer (6.64, 2-5)

Flames: RHP  Cristian Lopez (5.00, 5-3), TBD

Sure Hands: Starting shortstop Jarrett Bickel has 41 assists and 30 putouts with only one error over the last 16 games.

‘Dons Dig The Long Ball:

– The Mastodons are second in the league in home runs with 41.

– The Mastodons’ 41 home runs are tied for seventh in program history for home runs in a season. The total ranks fourth in program history. 

– Nine different Mastodons have a home run this season.

– Ben Higgins has nine home runs, tied for second in the Horizon League. Jack Lang has eight home runs, tied for fourth in the league. Cade Fitzpatrick’s even home runs is tied for sixth. 

Record Time: The Mastodons recorded three triples in game one at Milwaukee on April 9, a new school record for triples in a game.

Cade Recognized: Cade Fitzpatrick was selected as one 10 position players in the Midwest having a breakout season by www.D1Baseball.com.

In League Games:

– The ‘Dons lead the league in hits (217), doubles (41), triples (6) and total bases (308).

– Cade Fitzpatrick leads the league in RBIs (24) and is fifth in batting average (.364) and slugging percentage (.675).

– Ben Higgins leads the league in hits (32), is second in slugging percentage (.714) and third in OPS (1.189) and batting average (.381).

– Cade Fitzpatrick and Ben Higgins are tied for first in the league with six home runs.

– Jarrett Bickel is second in doubles (8).

– JD Deany is third in batters struck out looking (12) and fifth in opposing batting average (.239)

– Jacob Myer has given up only six walks in league play, second fewest among qualified pitchers.

3 In 2 In 1!: Twice this season a Mastodon has hit three home runs in a doubleheader. Braedon Blackford hit three home runs in a doubleheader against California Baptist (Feb. 26). Cade Fitzpatrick hit three home runs in a twin bill against Youngstown State (March 20). Fitzpatrick was named one of the best hitters of March 20th by D1Baseball.com.

Miller Time: Justin Miller owns 171 strikeouts, third most in program history. In second place is Samuel Walker with 179 from 2008-11. Jason Horvath owns the program record with 210 from 2001-04.

Two in a Row: Jacob Myer was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 12 after not allowing any runs in 8.2 innings. He got the win against Michigan and Milwaukee. On April 19 Ben Higgins was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week. He went 9-of-13 (.692 batting average) with a .750 on-base percentage, 1.154 slugging percentage and a 1.904 OPS. He had two home runs, six RBIs and three runs scored.

New Faces: The 2022 Mastodon roster features 15 returners from last season and 18 newcomers.

Up Next: The ‘Dons are at Dayton on Tuesday (May 10).

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS TO HEAD TO #HLTF CHAMPIONSHIPS

ROCHESTER, Mich. – The IUPUI men’s and women’s track and field teams will head north to participate in this week’s Horizon League Outdoor Championships, hosted by Oakland University at the Elaine Leigh Track & Field Complex. The meet will take place over three days (May 6-8) with team champions being recognized on Sunday (May 8) at the conclusion of the meet. The meet will be streamed live on ESPN+.

A number of Jaguars come in with high expectations.

Head coach Justin Roeder’s men’s squad has a bevy of athletes ranked among the league’s top-10 in a number of distance events. Eric Hoffman is ranked No. 3 in both the 1,500m (3:53.37) and 5,000m (14:19.86) while Nate Kaiser is ranked No. 4 in the 5K (14:24.83) and No. 6 in the 1,500 (3:55.86). Eric Petersen also ranks among the league’s top-10 in both events as well, having spun a 5K time of 14:30.36 earlier this season.

In the 10K, Nick Perkins ranks third in the league with a time of 30:24.86 and Mitchell Rans is No. 4 at 30:31.52.

Midyear addition Will Berning is third in the league in the javelin at 61.83m (202-10) and has won both of his entries this season.

On the women’s side, senior Amani Miles has come on strong of late in both the 100 and 200m events while senior Sabrina Elder is fifth in the league in the 800 at 2:15.49.

Sophomore Ellie Cates has emerged among the league’s top distance runners, ranking No. 9 overall in the 1,500m event at 4:41.62 and No. 8 in the 5K at 17:32.20. Classmate Madison Fry is just off her pace in the 5K at 17:34.23, ranking ninth in the league.

Senior Marie Terry has put herself among the league’s best in the hurdles, ranking No. 3 in the 400m hurdles (1:01.89) and No. 11 in the 100m hurdles (14.51). Another senior, Kelly Zehnder, ranks No. 12 in the league in the triple jump at 10.95m (35′ 11.25”) this season and Mikayla Miller is No. 8 in the javelin with a personal best throw of 33.22m (109-0).

A full recap, results and photos of each day’s events will be posted to IUPUIJags.com each evening.

Baseball heads into fun-filled weekend series against Illinois State

EVANSVILLE – Looking to continue its run of strong performance, the University of Evansville baseball team plays host to Illinois State for a three-game set on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

Previewing the Matchup: Illinois State

The Aces and Redbirds are meeting for the 125th time in series history with Illinois State owning a 69-54-1 advantage in the all-time series.

Evansville and Illinois State met five times last season, four during their regular season series in Normal, Ill. and once in the first game of the MVC Championship in Carbondale, Ill., with Illinois State taking four of the five meetings.

Entering the weekend, Evansville sits alone at the top of the MVC standings with a 9-3 mark in conference play, while the Redbirds are tied for fifth at 5-7 in Valley play.

The Aces have won eight of their last nine MVC contests, earning sweeps over Missouri State and Bradley. Evansville’s lone loss in its last nine Valley contests came in extra innings to Indiana State.

Getting a Boost

Comparing the 2021 seasons for Mark Shallenberger and Brent Widder to what they have produced so far in 2022 shows the hard work both have put in.

Shallenberger hit .258 with nine doubles, five homers, and 27 RBI a season ago and this season is currently hitting .373 with 15 doubles, nine homers, and an MVC-best 46 RBI.

Widder hit .246 last season with two homers and 17 RBI. Through 42 games this year, Widder is hitting .330 with seven home runs and 38 RBI, putting him top 10 in the MVC.

A Tale of Two Seasons

The Aces opened the season with a 3-10 record, but turned its season around with a series sweep of Tulane, going 21-8 since.

Prior to the Tulane series, the Aces were hitting just .248 at the plate. In the Tulane series and onward, UE is hitting .291.

The pitching staff has also seen big improvements dropping a 6.75 ERA prior to the trip to New Orleans down to a 4.86 ERA since, which would rank in the top 100 in the nation.

UE Men’s Basketball parts ways with Lickliter

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Kenneth “Ziggy” Siegfried, EdD, director of athletics at the University of Evansville (UE), has announced the departure of head men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter, effective immediately. 

“I have had the opportunity to meet with Coach Lickliter and it is obvious that he is an outstanding individual who cares greatly for this University and our student-athletes,” said Siegfried. “Todd and his staff have exemplified the true meaning and purpose of a Purple Ace. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Lickliter assumed the head coaching position on January 21, 2020 and directed the program through the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight of his tenure came during the 2020-21 season when he orchestrated a 7-game Missouri Valley Conference turnaround while leading the Aces to a top five finish in the league standings.

A national search for Lickliter’s replacement will begin immediately.

Hounds Battle Top Competition, Mother Nature as NCAA Regional Kicks Off

NOBLESVILLE, Ind.—The UIndy men’s golf team opened play Thursday at the 2022 NCAA DII Midwest/Central Regional, held at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. Battling wet and rainy conditions all day, the Greyhounds slogged through 31 holes before play was called due to darkness.

With additional rain and possible thunderstorms looming on Friday, the decision was made to play the second round on Thursday. Most groups still need to finish 3-5 holes to complete the second round, however, with the remaining five holes scheduled for Friday morning, weather and course conditions permitting.

The top six teams after 54 holes, as well as the top two individuals not with those teams will move on to the NCAA DII Championships May 16-20. The Hounds currently sit in ninth place at +21, just four strokes back of an advancing spot.

Oliver Mast leads the Greyhounds after the lengthy opening day. The Fortville, Ind., native began the regional with a three-under 69 and is currently tied for eighth at even par. CJ Jones and Keegan Bronnenberg are both tied for 46th at +6, followed by Cam Carroll at +9 and Jacob Nickell at +16.

MARIAN HOLDS FIRST PLACE AFTER OPENING DAY OF CL CHAMPIONSHIP

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Marian men’s track and field team got off to a promising start of the 2022 Crossroads League Championships, holding first place after the opening day of the meet. Marian scored points in seven different events, while performing strongly in the three preliminary races.

Marian’s day began with three athletes competing in the decathlon, as Darius Shelton, Jaden Wills, and AJ Wrenn each took on the 10-event challege. Wills had strong performances throughout the day, holding second place after five scored events. Wills finished second in the long jump and won the shot put, while finishing third in the 400m. Shelton finished second in both the 100m and 400m to highlight his day as he sat in third after five events, while Wrenn held sixth place with his best event coming in the 100m.

On the track Marian flooded the field in the 100m, getting three of their four runners through to the finals. Manny Manneh led Marian finishing fourth in prelims, with Matthew Hamer placing fifth and Olivier Lifrange finishing eighth. Hamer led Marian later in the day in the 200m by finishing fourth in the prelims, while Myles Sisco finished eighth. Lifrange just missed a spot in the finals, missing out by one-tenth of a second.

In the 110m hurdles, Marian took three of the eight finalists while just missing a fourth. Brayden Bender led the hurdlers with a fourth place prelim time, while Sam Barnett took seventh and Nicholas Mitchell held eighth. Caleb Meyer just missed the finals, placing ninth behind his two teammates. The Knights scored a fifth place finish in each of the final two track events of the day, with Sam Stage running a 31:23 time in the 10000m, while the 4x800m relay team of Kyle Liwanag, Owen Pittman, Joe Barrett, and Drew Thornton hit a time of 7:51.

Marian’s field events did the majority of the scoring on Thursday, with three Knights scoring in the high jump. Matthew Jenkins cleared 1.95m to take second, and Marian added to their totals with a seventh place finish from Zarrien Johnson-Bey and eighth place finish from JT Matthews. Chase Maxey took a third place finish to score in the long jump as he hit 6.93m, with Bender placing 10th in the event. Evan Haag finished sixth in the pole vault clearing 3.85m.

The throws added to the scoring for Marian, getting three different Knights to score in the shot put. Devin Humes hit 15.29m to finish second in the shot put, while Jacob Netral finished right behind in third at 15.12m. Christian Rios finished fifth in the shot, and Carter Bach just missed out on helping the team score as he took ninth. Isaiah Tipping headlined the hammer throw with a second place finish, hitting 58.94m to set a new personal best, breaking his old school record. Humes finished fifth in the hammer, while Rios took 10th. Wills finished the team scoring on Thursday, placing eighth in the javelin throw.

The Knights will look to complete their lead and claim the win on Friday. Marian leads Bethel by 14.5 points after day one of the championship.

KNIGHTS DOMINATE DAY ONE OF CROSSROADS LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Notre Dame, Ind. – The Marian women’s track and field team dominated the opening day of the Crossroads League Championship, as the Knights lead the field by 46 points after the first day of the meet. Marian had four wins on the opening day, as well as a first place preliminary race finish in their first day.

On the track the Knights had a dominant performance in the 100m, taking the top three spots in the prelims. Jocelynn Burton returned to full strength and clocked a top time of 12.24 seconds, while Giorgia Mameli ran a 12.26 time for the second best mark. Mameli later finished second with a 25.11 second race in the 200m prelims, while MaKayla Melvin took the No. 4 time after holding the No. 3 time in the 100m. Burton finished fifth in the 200m prelims, giving Marian three sprinters in each of the two finals.

Marian’s 4x800m relay team scored a third place finish in the first race scoring to the team score, as the group of Taylor Thomas, Adrianna Boyd, Liz Loichinger, and Nora Steele ran a 9:22.15 time. In the 10000m race, the Knights picked up an 12th place finish from Catherine Newhart who ran a 41:44 time, while Mari Hudson finished 13th in 41:55.

Field events headlined the rest of the day, as Marian picked up a win from Erin Oleksak in the high jump as she cleared 1.64m. Jai-Lyn Norwood tied for second in the event clearing 1.54m, and the duo later flipped roles in the long jump as Norwood claimed the victory. Norwood leaped 5.77m to win the long jump championship setting a Notre Dame facility record, while Oleksak finished second with a 5.72m jump. The Knights added to their point toal in the long jump with Naomi Walters finishing fourth and DeJae Hudson finishing sixth.

Sandy Sledge earned Marian’s third win of the day in the pole vault, as the senior cleared a season-best 3.75m to earn the win. Grace McIntyre added to the team score with a sixth place finish in the vault, clearing 3.25m. The fourth win of the day for the Knights came from Arriana Benjamin, who finished first in the shot put with a 13.72m effort. Benjamin’s throw was the third-best in the history of the league meet, as she scored 10 points for the team. Sarah Spangler added to Marian’s totals in the shot put with an eighth-place finish, hitting 10.70m on her best toss.

Benjamin added to the team score with a fourth place finish in the hammer throw, with the Knights scoring points from Paige Hoog’s fifth place effort and Allie Miller’s sixth place finish. Spangler just missed out on a scoring chance as she took ninth in the javelin throw, while Hoog finished 15th in the javelin throw.

Marian has 109 points after day one, and will look to wrap up their championship on Friday.

TRACK & FIELD BATTLES RAIN AND COLD IN DAY ONE OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – It was a cold and rainy start to the 2022 Crossroads League Track & Field Championships Thursday on the campus of Notre Dame. The meet was highlighted by Landon Wakeman and Raffi Fry earning NAIA A & B standard respectively, while Macy Puthoff was the lone Wildcat to finish first place in an event.

MEN’S TEAM RESULTS

1 – Marian (Ind.) – 59

2 – Bethel (Ind.) – 45.5

3 – Grace – 42

4 – Taylor – 37

5 – Indiana Wesleyan – 27.5

6 – Goshen – 26

7 – Mount Vernon Nazarene – 24

8 – St. Francis (Ind.) – 21

9 – Huntington – 17

10 – Spring Arbor – 10

WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS

1 – Marian (Ind.) – 85

2 – Indiana Wesleyan – 63

3 – Bethel (Ind.) – 58

4 – Taylor – 26

5 – Grace – 22

6 – St. Francis (Ind.) – 21

7 – Spring Arbor – 15

8 – Huntington – 10

9 – Mount Vernon Nazarene – 9

SCORING FINISHES

1 – Macy Puthoff – Javelin – 35.53m

2 – Precious Swen-Wilkins – Javelin – 33.80m

2 – Chloe Miller – Hammer – 46.68m

3 – Landon Wakeman – 10,000m – 30:54.23

3 – Gisele Sallade – Javelin – 32.96m

3 – Men’s 4×800 – David Bignell, Weston Kundo, Josh Felo, Charlie Young

3 – Taylor Waterway – Shot Put – 12.40m

4 – Raffi Fry – 10,000m – 31:19.42

4 – Juliana Fenske – Javelin – 31.55m

4 – Women’s 4×800 – Jenna Couwenhoven, Sterling Simek, Morgan Farr, Raegan Tippey

4 – Dolly Slenk – High Jump – 1.54m

4 – Ashlyn Hastings – 10,000m – 37:21.43

5 – Nathan Woodard – High Jump – 1.85m

5 – Celeste Kuck – Pole Vault – 3.25m

6 – Desmond Wilkins – Long Jump – 6.47m

7 – Evan Brooks – Hammer – 44.31m

7 – Izak Furr – Javelin – 44.72m

8 – Christina Magers – 10,000m – 38:40.09

NEW NAIA A-STANDARDS

Landon Wakeman – 10,000m – 30:54.23

NEW NAIA B-STANDARDS

Raffi Fry – 10,000m – 31:19.42

SEASON NAIA A-STANDARDS

Landon Wakeman – 10,000m – 30:54.23

Scott Rathbun- Pole Vault – 4.90m

Merideth DeVries – Discus – 44.00m

Jezelle Shaw – 400m – 56.81

Merideth DeVries – Discus – 44.30m

Merideth DeVries – Shot Put – 13.75m

Men’s 4×800

Taylor Waterway – Discus – 46.45m

SEASON NAIA B-STANDARDS

Raffi Fry – 10,000m – 31:19.42

Eli Fullerton – 5000m – 14.47:83

Dan Heinig – Shot Put – 15.48m

Blessing Laudermilch – Triple Jump – 11.63m

Chloe Miller – Discus – 43.67

ChristyAnn Delahunty – 3000m Steeple – 11:28.66

Steven Ott – 800m – 1:52.56

Charlie Young – 1:52.70

NEXT TIME OUT

The Wildcats wrap up the League Championship tomorrow.

Five Quakers land on all-conference list

CARMEL, Ind – On Thursday, the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference released the all-conference teams for the 2022 women’s lacrosse teams. Included in this year’s edition were five Quaker student athletes.

Maya Claggett was named conference Defensive Player of the Year for her senior season. The defender started 10 games for the Quakers and produced 20 caused turnovers and 35 ground balls. Claggett is joined by Serena Pisacano on the first team list. Pisacano led the offense with 21 goals and 14 assists for 35 points on the season. She also scored four goals in three different games this season.

Jillian Schlieper, Josie Whorton, and Johnette Williams earned a spot on the conference second team. Shlieper scored 12 goals on the season and collected 28 ground balls from the midfield. Whorton had a spectacular first season with the Quakers, scoring 18 goals and dishing out two assists. She tallied seven goals in a victory over Mount St. Joseph, and finished with goals in four of the final five games of the season. Williams started in all 14 games for the Quakers and caused 16 turnovers and 13 ground balls from the defense.

The Quakers finished their season with a record of 4-11 and a 3-3 mark in the HCLC. Earlham earned a spot in the HCLC tournament where they were defeated by Transylvania in the semifinals.

Little Giants Second Entering Final Day of NCAC Outdoor T&F Championships

Wabash enters the final day of the 2022 North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Track and Field Championships in second place in the team scoring after earning a total of 47 points through the first three days of competition. The Little Giants picked up all-conference honors with two third-place finishes in Friday’s events.

Wabash trails Denison, the leader in the team scoring entering Friday’s final day of the meet. Denison finished with 55 total points to lead the Little Giants by eight points. DePauw is in third place with 42 points. Oberlin is fourth with 32 points, followed by Wooster (29 points) and Wittenberg (23 points). Ohio Wesleyan (17 points) is seventh with Allegheny (15 points) and Kenyon (13 points) rounding out the overall standings.

Brandon English earned the first all-conference honors of the day for the Little Giants. The junior placed third in the shot put with a mark of 14.25 meters (46 feet, 9 inches) on his final attempt. Luke Bender also scored All-NCAC honors with a third-place finish in the pole vault. He cleared 4.26 meters (13 feet, 11.75 inches). William Morris added an eighth-place finish to score a team point for Wabash with a top height of 3.81 meters (12 feet, 6 inches).

Thomas Gaines raced to fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by finishing in a career-best time of 9:47.20. Ethan Pine added a seventh-place finish with a time of 9:57.98. Jake Oostman also turned in a career-best effort in the long jump. He placed fourth overall with a top mark of 6.49 meters (21 feet, 3.50 inches).

Connor Wakefield scored a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw with a top effort of 45.17 meters (148 feet, 2 inches). Kenny Coleman scored a sixth-place finish with his best throw of 42.45 meters (139 feet, 3 inches). Drake Hayes scored a seventh-place finish in his first career 10,000-meter run and finished with a time of 32:43.50.

Wabash will have four competitors in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles. Leo Warbington won his qualifying heat with a time of 15.36 for the second-quickest qualifying time overall. Giovonni Zappala was fourth-quickest with a heat time of 15.79. Takeshi Greiner earned a place in Friday’s finals with a time of 15.83. Max Bigler grabbed the last spot in the finals by finishing his heat with a career-best time of 16.13.

Bigler ran the third-fastest heat time to qualify for the finals of the 400-meter hurdle. He completed his heat in a career-best time of 56.60. Warbington and Zappala also earned places in the finals. Warbington ran the sixth-quickest time in the prelims at 58.50. Zappala’s time of 59.73 was the eighth fastest overall.

Four Little Giants earned spots in the final of the 400-meter dash on Friday. Jose Franco ran the second-quickest time overall, winning his heat in 50.07. Tyler Walls turned in the fifth-fastest time at 51.03 in the qualifying heats. Cristian Aleman was seventh fastest at 51.54. Howie Steele finished in 51.69 to earn the eighth and final spot in the field.

Franco ran a career-best time of 22.22 to win his heat of the 200-meter dash and qualify for Friday’s finals event. Aleman turned in a career-best time of 22.62 for the seventh-fastest heat time overall to earn a spot in the Friday finals, as well.

Seth Acero is the lone Little Giant set to compete in Friday’s 100-meter dash final. He earned a place in the final’s field by turning in the fifth-quickest heat time of 11.19 while also matching his career-best time in the event.

Friday’s final day of competition begins at 10 a.m. with the high jump, triple jump, and discus. The javelin throw will take place at 12:30 p.m. and the running events will start at 2:15 p.m.

RECAP | Grizzlies Pound Defiance in Night Cap, Advance to Day Two of HCAC Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Post-season began for the Franklin softball team on Thursday (May 5) afternoon, with the Grizzlies opening up play at the 2022 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament.

The opener saw Franklin (21-18) fall into an early hole they couldn’t climb out of in a 6-4 loss to fifth-seeded Hanover. In the tournament’s first elimination game later in the day, Franklin busted out the lumber early with a 10-run first inning that paved the way to a 16-2 win over Defiance and a spot in day two.

Game One: Hanover 6 – Franklin 4

Hanover plated three runs in the first inning but the Grizzlies got a run back in the bottom of the third with an Annie Kluemper RBI single. Momentum swung back in the Panthers’ favor in the fourth with another three-run frame to make it 6-1.

Franklin got back within striking distance thanks to a two-out rally in the fifth that saw Genesis Munoz knock in two with a single and Molly Wallace plate another to cut the lead to two. But the comeback bid ended there as the Grizzlies couldn’t generate a base runner over the last two innings.

Sydney Pitts (11-5) got the start and worked four innings before turning things over to Stephanni Kleber for the final three. Kluemper and Sydney Rodeghier paced the offense with two hits each.

Game Two: Franklin 16 – Defiance 2 (5 inn.)

With their season on the line, the Grizzlies put game two to rest early. Wallace, Munoz, Makayla Plymale and Sydney Bostic all drove in runs with base hits as the Grizzlies brought 14 batters to the plate in the first.

Shelby Crockett doubled in two runs in the second and came in to score on a ground out from Kluemper. Wallace brought in a run in the fifth and Samantha Cornelius followed with a two-run triple, the first three-bagger of her career that capped the scoring.

Kleber (7-10) allowed three hits and two unearned runs in a complete game effort. The Grizzlies finished game two with nine hits but collected 10 free passes from the Defiance pitching staff.

Up Next

Franklin will face elimination once again on Friday (May 6), when they take on top-seeded Transylvania for the right to keep their season alive. Start time will be after the conclusion of the winner’s bracket game between Hanover and Mt. St. Joseph.

NEWS | Five Grizzlies Capture All-HCLC Honors

CARMEL, Ind. – Five members of the Franklin women’s lacrosse team picked up all-conference honors on Thursday (May 5) morning, when the Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference (HCLC) announced its list of post-season award winners.

Junior Victoria Simmons picked up First Team All-HCLC honors while Baleigh Riddle, Lora Adkins, Kara Woodard and Mia Turnbaugh all picked up Second Team All-HCLC recognition.

Simmons became the program’s all-time and single-season record holder for assists this spring, handing out 26 helpers to go along with 21 goals for a career-high 47 points. The Carmel, Ind.-native finished second on the team in scoring, recording 37 shot attempts and 30 shots on goal.

Riddle earned all-league honors for the second straight year, leading the Grizzlies with 49 points and matching the record for most goals in a year with 42. Riddle also led the Grizzlies with 100 shot attempts, ranked third on the team with 32 draw controls and became the program’s record holder for goals in a game when she potted 10 against Earlham.

Adkins also earned her second straight all-conference honor, putting up nine goals and adding an assist over nine appearances. The Carmel-native grabbed 24 ground balls, forced 17 turnovers and added 13 draw controls.

Woodard was named to the all-conference list for the second year in a row after appearing in 10 games with eight starts on the Grizzly back line. Woodard handed out an assist, forced 25 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers on the year.

Finally, Turnbaugh became an all-conference recipient for the first time after a strong sophomore season. The Henderson, Ky.-native started all 13 games in the midfield, potting 17 goals and handing out eight assists. Defensively, she scooped up 25 ground balls and forced 12 turnovers for the Griz.

Trine Women Take Home Wins in Three of Six Finals Thursday

ALBION, Mich. – The Trine University women’s track and field program competed Thursday in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Outdoor Championships. Finals were held in six events as well as preliminary times set for six sprint events.

After day one, Trine is atop the team leaderboard with 61 points. Hope College is their closest competitors at 52 points.

The Thunder had three event wins Thursday, including Evie Miller’s [Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead] race-winning time of 36:04.61 in the 10,000-meter run. That breaks the school record, giving her marks in seven different events in the Trine record book. Joining her were Alli Smith [Temperance, Mich. / Temperance Bedford] in fourth (38:24.79) and Chloe Goodrich [Burlington, Ind. / Carroll] in fifth (39:26.66).

Valerie Obear [Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern] turned in an individual championship performance in the hammer throw at 55.50 meters (182′ 1.00″). Madelyn Summers [Kendallville, Ind. / East Noble] also scored points in the event at 44.98 meters (187′ 6.75″).

Haley Livingston [Fort Worth, Texas / Everman] brought home the third win of the day in the long jump. She achieved a score of 5.72 meters (18′ 9.25″) to break her own school record.

In the shot put, Summers found herself on the podium with a third-place 11.15-meter (36′ 7.00″) throw. Andrea Rodeheffer [Minster, Ohio / Fort Loramie] was also third in the pole vault at 3.00 meters (9′ 10.00″). Morgan Moslow [Highland, Ind. / Kankakee Valley] was fifth in the event at 2.90 meters (9′ 6.25″).

Lia Vawter [Franklin, Ind. / Franklin] secured points in the high jump at 1.49 meters (4′ 10.75″), good for seventh spot.

Preliminary events took place in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter dash events as well as the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Those finals will take place on day two, Friday, May 6.

Day One Action Begins at the MIAA Outdoor Championships

ALBION, Mich. – The Trine University men’s track and field team was in action on Thursday for the first of two days in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Outdoor Championships. Some field events had their finals today, as well as the 10,000-meter run, with preliminary times set in sprint events.

The Thunder are in first place with 66 points, and in second is Calvin University with 44.

Theodore Samra [Lansing, Mich. / DeWitt] was able to win the hammer throw at 54.04 meters (177′ 3.50″). Behind him was Jacob Barkey [Waterloo, Ind. / DeKalb] in fourth-place with a toss of 48.72 meters (159′ 10.00″).

In the shot put, Alexander Lewis [LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte] was the highest Trine finisher with a second-place 14.36 meters (47′ 1.25″). Also scoring points for the Thunder were Samra in third (13.66 meters / 44′ 9.75″) and Travis Dowling [Swayzee, Ind. / Oak Hill] in sixth (12.79 meters / 11.50″).

The long jump saw three Trine competitors in the top eight, including Ben Williams [Farmington Hills, Mich. / Harrison] in second (6.98 meters / 22′ 10.75″), Ethan Spahr [Osseo, Mich. / Pittsford] in third (6.89 meters / 22′ 7.25″) and Eirik Eggen [Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg] in seventh (6.55 meters / 21′ 5.75″).

Dominick Giuditta [Machester, Pa. / Northeastern] was the lone scorer in the pole vault. He was fifth with a height of 3.65 meters / 11′ 11.75″.

The 10,000-meter run had three point-scorers for the Thunder. Joseph Packard [Kokomo, Ind. / Western] led the way with a second-place time of 32:29.62. Jacob Myers [Kokomo, Ind. / Northwestern] finished fourth with a time of 33:04.35 and Nikolas Pensyl [Westfield, Ind. / Westfield] eighth at 34:12.54.

Preliminary events took place in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter dash events as well as the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Those finals will take place on day two, Friday, May 6.

Softball Wins One; Second Game Delayed Until Tomorrow, May 6

ANGOLA, Ind. – The Trine University softball team picked up an opening round victory in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Softball Tournament by coming out on top of a pitching duel against Alma College, 1-0. Their second game of day was then postponed until tomorrow, Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

Sophomore Adrienne Rosey (Schoolcraft, Mich. / Schoolcraft) started the game in the circle and faced pressure right off the back. The Scots would tally back-to-back hits to put runners on second and third with one out. She would settle in and strikeout the next batter and force a fly out to end the inning.

The Thunder offense would respond with pressure of their own in the bottom of the inning. Senior Taylor Murdock (Lapel, Ind. / Lapel) would reach on a fielder’s choice and then scored on an RBI single by classmate Ashley Swartout (Westfield, Ind. / Westfield) giving the team the 1-0 lead.

Alma would threaten again in the top of the second and the fourth but Rosey was up for the challenge each time finishing the game with the shutout. She would allow four hits and a walk while striking out seven to secure the victory for the team.

Junior Ellie Trine (Kokomo, Ind. / Kokomo) led the Thunder with two hits in the game both coming right back at the pitcher. Swartout’s hit would bring in the lone run.

The tournament is scheduled to continue tomorrow, Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. when Trine will faceoff with the winner of the second game of today, Calvin University. The rest of the schedule for tomorrow is currently set to be played as scheduled. Stay tuned for updates due to weather.

Baseball Just Short of Hosts from Hope

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Trine University baseball team threatened a comeback in the top of the ninth but came up just short dropping their series opener against Hope College by the score of 2-1.

Sophomore Josh Hoogewerf (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point) got the start for the Thunder and continued his great season on the mound. He would go five innings and a third innings allowing just two hits on four hits and two walks, while striking out two.

The first run for the Flying Dutch came in the bottom of the fourth inning. The leadoff batter singled and then moved to third on another single before coming home on a sacrifice fly. The team would work the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth before again scoring on a sacrifice fly, giving Hope a 2-0 lead after six innings.

Junior Jeff Ballard (Munster, Ind. / Munster) relieved Hoogewerf during the sixth inning and recorded the final two outs and then finished the seventh as well. He would allow just two hits while striking out a pair. Noah Brettin (Rolling Prairie, Ind. / New Prairie) then pitched the eighth inning.

The Thunder finally got the offense going in the top of the ninth inning. Senior Brenden Warner (Richland, Mich. / Hackett Catholic Prep) led off the inning with a single, before moving to third when sophomore Dalton Nikirk (Bedford, Ind. / Bedford North Lawrence) scored a double in the next at-bat.

Junior Matt Weis (Trenton, Ill. / Triad) would then bring in the run with a single, leaving runners on the corner and one out on the board. Unfortunately, the next two batters would go down to the new pitcher for the Flying Dutch and the game would end at 2-1 in favor of the home team.

Trine falls to 14-21 overall and 9-10 in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) play following the loss. They are scheduled to continue their series against Hope tomorrow, Friday, May 6 with a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

PILOTS OPEN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN THIRD

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Bethel Women’s Track & Field finished Day 1 of the Crossroads League Championship in 3rd place on Thursday. Madison Kauffman earned a championship title in the Hammer Throw, while Lisa Ruffin, Jada Parzygnot and Grace Conway, and MarKalah Barnes all earned All-League honors with top three finishes in the High Jump, Pole Vault, and Shot Put, respectively.

MEET VITALS

Crossroads League Championship: Hosted by Bethel University

Day 1 Standings: Results | 3rd of 10 | 58 points

Location: Harris Family Track & Field Stadium | University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, Ind.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Madison Kauffman | Hammer Throw | 47.22m | 1st

ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE

Lisa Ruffin | High Jump | 1.54m | 2nd

Jada Parzygnot | Pole Vault | 3.65m | 2nd

Grace Conway | Pole Vault | 3.55m | 3rd

MarKalah Barnes | Shot Put | 12.89m | 2nd

Madison Kauffman | Hammer Throw | 47.22m | 1st

POINT-SCORING FINISHES

4x800m Relay | 10:41.96 | 6th

Lisa Ruffin | High Jump | 1.54m | 2nd

Harley Boocher | High Jump | 1.49m | 7th

Jada Parzygnot | Pole Vault | 3.65m | 2nd

Grace Conway | Pole Vault | 3.55m | 3rd

Jael Wood | Pole Vault | 3.10m | 7th

MarKalah Barnes | Shot Put | 12.89m | 2nd

Madison Kauffman | Shot Put | 11.79m | 5th

Madison Kauffman | Hammer Throw | 47.22m | 1st

Alaina Simpson | Hammer Throw | 41.27m | 8th

Sarah Brown | Javelin Throw | 29.25m | 8th

Macy Morgan | Long Jump | 4.80m | 7th

ADVANCED TO FINALS

Brianna Hooton | 200m | 25.80 | 8th

HEPTATHLON STANDINGS THRU 4 EVENTS

Cailyn Pentecost | 1st | 2,657 pts

NAIA STANDARDS

Jada Parzygnot | Pole Vault | 3.65m (A)

Grace Conway | Pole Vault | 3.55m (B)

PILOTS OPEN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN SECOND

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Bethel Men’s Track & Field finished Day 1 of the Crossroads League Championship in 2nd place on Thursday. Shane Glasco and Thomas Jackson earned championship titles in the High Jump and Long Jump, respectively, while Jakob Maxwell recorded a PR and a third place finish in the Javelin Throw and Ryan Trick finished third in the Pole Vault to earn All-League finishes as well.

MEET VITALS

Crossroads League Championship: Hosted by Bethel University

Day 1 Standings: Results | 2nd of 10 | 45.5 points

Location: Harris Family Track & Field Stadium | University of Notre Dame | Notre Dame, Ind.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

Shane Glasco | High Jump | 2.00m* | 1st

Thomas Jackson | Long Jump | 7.52m* | 1st

* Harris Family Track & Field Stadium facility record

ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE

Shane Glasco | High Jump | 2.00m | 1st

Ryan Trick | Pole Vault | 4.55m | 3rd

Jakob Maxwell | Javelin | 50.37m | 3rd

Thomas Jackson | Long Jump | 7.52m | 1st

POINT-SCORING FINISHES

Shane Glasco | High Jump | 2.00m | 1st

Jacob Marsh | High Jump | 1.85m | 5th

Ryan Trick | Pole Vault | 4.55m | 3rd

Richard Parker | Shot Put | 14.89m | 4th

Jakob Maxwell | Javelin Throw | 50.37m | 3rd

Sujai Ikemefuna | Javelin Throw | 46.88m | 5th

Thomas Jackson | Long Jump | 7.52m | 1st

Anthony Duvendack | Long Jump | 6.45m | 8th

ADVANCED TO FINALS

Corey Jones | 100m | 10.88 | 3rd

Richard Corbitt | 100m | 10.99 | 7th

Brennen Bargesser | 200m | 22.06 | 6th

DECATHLON STANDINGS THRU 5 EVENTS

Elisha Fleming | 1st | 3,493 pts

Keenan Story | 5th | 2,732 pts

NAIA STANDARDS

Thomas Jackson | Long Jump | 7.52m (A)

DePauw Sit in Third After Day One of the NCAC Outdoor Championships

Oberlin, Ohio-  The DePauw men’s track and field team sits in third place with 42 points after the first day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Michael Ocasek led the Tigers in points after taking first place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase run with a time of 9:25.09. In the 10,000-meter run, Jacob Kissling finished with a time of 32:07.56 for second place.

In field events, Bennett DeCoursey earned second in shot put with a throw of 47.03.75, and Carson Watson finished fifth in long jump after jumping a 21’03.25″.

The Tigers return to action tomorrow at 10 am EDT for day two of the NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Tigers Sit in Second After Day One of the NCAC Outdoor Championships

Oberlin, Ohio- The DePauw women’s track and field team tallied 42.50 points after the first day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, putting the Tigers in second place just behind Oberlin.

In field events, Erin Pasch and Jaida Smith earned second place and fifth place in long jump. Pasch jumped a 17’10.75″, while Smith jumped a 17’00.50″. Emma Stemen tied for third in pole vault with a height of 10″11.75″.

Rounding out the Tigers’ top-five finishers is Jenny Noll, who finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:57.17.

DePauw returns to action tomorrow at 10 am EDT for day two of the NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Five Tigers Earn All-NCAC Recognition; Riggle Takes Top Honors

Greencastle, Ind.- After finishing third at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) men’s tennis championships, the 13-9 DePauw men’s tennis team landed five student-athletes on All-NCAC teams. Head coach Scott Riggle was also named NCAC Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year for the first time in his career as the head men’s tennis coach.

Leading the Tigers at court one throughout the year, junior Thomas Partridge (North York, Ontario, Canada/ Royal St. George College) collected his second-consecutive All-NCAC first-team selection in singles play. Partridge posted an 11-8 record singles record and was also selected for a second time as an All-NCAC doubles first-team selection alongside senior Wyatt Metzger(Westfield, Ind./ Guerin Catholic). They completed the season with a 12-8 record at court one.

Along with his first-team doubles selection, W. Metzger was named to the singles second-team for the second time in his career at DePauw after going 13-6 at number two.

After finishing the season 11-9 overall at number four, Gordian Bruns (Forst, Germany/ Kurfürst-Friedrich Gymnasium) earned singles honorable mention accolades along with his teammate Cole Metzger (Westfield, Ind. Guerin Catholic), who finished the season 8-9 overall. In doubles play, the duo of C. Metzger and Ryan McCook (St. Albans NY/ Home School) earned honorable mention honors with a 10-6 overall record.

Three Tigers Earn All-NCAC Recognition

Greencastle, Ind.- The DePauw women’s tennis team had three members of its team selected for the 2022 All-NCAC honors after finishing the season 7-14 overall and fourth at the NCAC championships.

First-year Ellen Gardner (Carmel, Ind. /Guerin Catholic) earned a spot on the singles first team after posting an 8-10 season record. In doubles play, Gardner and her partner Kat Wilder (Batesville, Ind. /Oldenburg Academy) earned honorable mention recognition after posting a 5-12 record at number 1.

Kiley Shaw (Indianapolis, Ind./ Lawrence North) would also garner an honorable mention in singles play with a record of 4-15 overall across flights 2-6.

Panthers advance in winners bracket of HCAC Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Hanover Panthers opened Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament action with a strong showing, defeating rival Franklin, 6-4 before knocking off Transylvania 9-3.

GAME ONE v. no. 4 seed Franklin

The Panthers answered the bell early using a three run first inning led by freshman Dani Steward (Shelbyville, Ind.). Freshman Lauren Beaman (Indianapolis, Ind.) provided the first run of the contest as she charted an RBI that scored junior Kensie Bradley (Greenfield, Ind.), 1-0.

Steward handled the rest using a single up the middle to plate two more Panther runners, 3-0.

Franklin added one run in the third inning before another Panther three spot in the fourth inning blew the game wide open. Freshman Carson Kruse (Fort Branch, Ind.) provided the clutch hit as she doubled to right center picking up two RBI. The final run of the inning came off the bat of junior Lexi Garloch (Salem, Ind.) who scored Kruse, 6-1.

The Grizzlies refused to go away as they used a two run fifth inning to cut the difference to as little as 6-4 when senior Lily (Compton) Beurman (Evansville, Ind.) was able to retire the side with 11 strikeouts propel HC to victory.

GAME TWO v. no. 1 seed Transylvania

The first inning domination continued for the Blue and Red as they plated three runs in the first inning behind a dominate performance by Kruse who homered to left center, 3-0.

The scoring frenzy continued as freshman Mallorie Fultz (Greenfield, Ind.) drove in a run in the fourth inning to push HC on top 4-0.

Transylvania rallied adding a run in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning to pull within 4-3 when the HC offense erupted.

The top of the seventh inning would see the Blue and Red secure the victory as Hutchison doubled to right center adding a Panther runner. Beaman then delivered later in the inning before Compton concluded the scoring outburst in rout to the 9-3 victory.

Hanover returns to action on Friday at 11:00 AM taking on Mt. St .Joseph as part of the winners bracket.

FORESTERS’ SEASON COMES TO AN END AGAINST TAYLOR

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 7th-seeded Huntington softball team’s season came to an end Thursday morning in a Crossroads League Tournament elimination game against 4th-seeded Taylor that ended 11-2 in favor of the Trojans in five.

“Although it wasn’t the way we wanted to end the year, I’m super proud of the girls for competing the way they have the last two days,” said Coach Erin (Rethlake) Ehler. “This season was full of growth, hard lessons and good competition.

“We have almost our entire team returning with an exciting freshman class coming in, and I cannot wait to get back on the field with this squad next year.”

TU came out great gangbusters in their first at-bat to race in front 5-0. The Foresters took it in stride by getting two back in the second. Kiera Stacy drilled a shot to right-center for an RBI-double after which her pinch runner Kinsey Westerhouse came around to score on a dropped fly.

Unfortunately Huntington’s offense dried up after that while the Trojans’ hot bats continued by scoring twice in the third and adding four more to their total in the fourth to put into place the run-rule by the fifth.

Stacy, Adelyn Harsh and Abigail Reed each finished with a hit for HU.

Harsh got the initial nod on the mound to be charged with the loss having given up two hits, three runs and a walk.

Ehler and crew wrap up the season with an overall record of 16-34 which includes three wins over ranked opponents. 

IU SOUTHEAST OPENS RSC SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 13-5 WIN OVER POINT PARK

KOKOMO, Ind. – The IU Southeast softball team defeated Point Park 13-5 in five innings to kick off the RSC Softball Championship.

IU Southeast managed to load the bases in the first inning, but Point Park escaped the jam without allowing a run. Point Park followed with a scoring opportunity of their own in the top of the second, putting runners on first and third with one out. Just like Point Park did in the first, IU Southeast managed to avoid giving up a run.

Hayley McFarling doubled with two outs in the bottom of the second to put a runner in scoring position for the Grenadiers. An RBI double by Ellie Jackman gave IU Southeast a 1-0 lead. Brooklyn Gibbs followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0, and Macie Zink added an RBI double to put IU Southeast in front 3-0 after two innings.

Point Park opened the top of the fourth inning with a walk and a double to put runners on second and third with no outs. The Pioneers scored their first run on a sacrifice fly. A single put two runners on with one out, and another sacrifice fly narrowed the IU Southeast lead to 3-2.

Haley Smith singled to open the bottom of the fourth for IU Southeast. After stealing second, Smith scored on another double by Ellie Jackman to extend the Grenadier lead to 4-2.

A walk gave Point Park a leadoff runner to start the top of the fifth. The Grenadiers got two straight outs and were on the verge of getting out of the inning unscathed, but Point Park used a double and a single to score two runs to tie the game at 4-4. Another single put runners on first and second, and the Pioneers took their first lead of the game at 5-4 after a third straight single.

The bottom of the fifth opened with a double by Lindsey Nelson and a triple by Katie Templeman to tie the game at 5-5. Erin Templeman was hit by a pitch, and pinch runner Rebecca Brosmer stole second to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Haley Smith gave the Grenadiers a 6-5 lead with a sacrifice fly, and Brosmer scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-5.

Hayley McFarling walked, and Ellie Jackman reached on a fielder’s choice to put runners on first and second with still nobody out. Brooklyn Gibbs followed with an RBI single to extend the Grenadier lead to 8-5. Ellie Jackman scored on a Point Park error, and Katie Cook delivered an RBI single to extend the lead to 10-5.

After Katie Cook stole second, Lindsey Nelson delivered a two-RBI single to make it 12-5 Grenadiers. Lindsey Nelson stole second and scored on an Erin Templeman RBI single to secure a 13-5 IU Southeast victory in five innings.

The Grenadiers scored nine runs in the fifth inning to secure the victory. Brooklyn Gibbs picked up the win for IU Southeast, moving to 10-9 on the year. Seven Grenadiers had an RBI in the contest, and every Grenadier with an official at-bat recorded a hit.

IU Southeast moves on to play top-seeded Rio Grande Friday.

TOP SEEDED IU SOUTHEAST DEFEATS RIO GRANDE IN RSC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. – The top-seeded IU Southeast baseball team started the RSC Baseball Championship with a 5-3 victory over sixth-seeded Rio Grande on Thursday.

Rio Grande jumped out to an early lead against the Grenadiers. Three straight singles gave Rio Grande a 1-0 lead, and the lead jumped to 2-0 on an RBI groundout. The Redstorm scored two runs on four hits in the top of the first.

Clay Woeste led off with a double in the bottom of the first for IU Southeast. Woeste advanced to third on a flyout. Marco Romero walked with two outs to put runners on first and third. Derek Wagner walked to load the bases, and Brandon Boxer put the Grenadiers on the board with an RBI hit by pitch.

Trevor MacDonald led off the bottom of the second with a double to give the Grenadiers a runner in scoring position with no outs. Rio Grande was able to get an out on a fielder’s choice to eliminate the runner in scoring position. After Daunte DeCello reached on the fielder’s choice, Clay Woeste delivered with an RBI double to tie the game at 2-2.

The Redstorm threatened in the top of the third, putting runners on second and third with one out. Rio Grande was able to take a 3-2 lead on an RBI groundout but could not score the second runner as IU Southeast induced another groundout to get out of the jam.

For the third straight inning, the renadiers led off their half of the inning with a double. Marco Romero raced to third on a Brandon Boxer single and scored on a sacrifice fly by John Ullom to tie the game at 3-3. Brandon Boxer stole second, but Rio Grande was able to get out of the inning without another run scoring.

Daunte DeCello walked and stole second to start the bottom of the fourth inning for IU Southeast. Clay Woeste followed with another base on balls to put runners on first and second with no outs. DeCello advanced to third on a flyout, and both DeCello and Woeste scored on a two-RBI double by Brody Tanksley to make it 5-3 IU Southeast.

After the fourth inning, only one player reached scoring position. Rio Grande put on a runner on second with no outs in the top of the eighth inning, but the Grenadiers escaped without allowing a run.

U Southeast won the opener of the RSC Baseball Championship 5-3. Hunter Kloke got the win in the contest, moving his record to 10-3 on the season. Kloke threw seven innings of nine-hit, three-run baseball. Jacob Morley and Gavin Knust combined to throw two innings of one-hit baseball to secure the victory for the Grenadiers.

Clay Woeste led the Grenadiers with three hits. Brody Tanksley added to his IU Southeast RBI record with two more runs driven in.

The top-ranked Grenadiers will play on Friday against the loser of IU Kokomo and Midway.

Mills Collects Five Hits and Cougars Out-Hit Midway in 12-11 RSC Championship Opening Round Loss

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio – The Indiana University Kokomo baseball team dropped their River States Conference Championship opening round matchup to Midway Thursday evening, 12-11. The Cougars led 5-4 after two innings of play at VA Memorial Stadium, but Midway pushed five runs across the plate in the third and never relinquished the lead.

All 23 runs scored in the game came before the seventh inning, as each team was held scoreless in the final three frames.

Key Moments

Midway jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

Noah Hurlock tied things in the bottom of the inning with a 2-RBI double.

Jared Heard scored on a Jack Leverenz RBI groundout and Hurlock eventually scored on a wild pitch.

The Eagles tied things at four in the top of the second thanks to a Nick Eastham 2-RBI double.

The Cougars regained the lead in the bottom of the second on a Jared Heard RBI single, scoring Thomas Obergfell.

Midway exploded for five runs in the top of the third on three hits and three Cougar errors.

Trailing 9-5 in the bottom of the third, Leverenz led off the inning with a double down the left-field line and later scored on a passed ball.

Bryant Fontanez hit the lone homerun of the game in the fourth for Midway, scoring two and extending the Eagle lead to 11-6.

Pat Mills singled before Jared Heard reached via walk in the bottom of the fourth, and both came around to score, cutting the Midway lead to 11-8.

Riley Garczynski led off the bottom of the fifth with a double to left-center field, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Luke Hanson RBI groundout.

The Eagles recorded a Sac Fly to go up 12-9 in the top of the sixth, scoring Cameron Smith who led off the inning with a single.

Mills singled and advanced to second via a Jared Heard walk in the sixth, both advanced on a Hurlock sac-bunt, and both crossed the plate on a Leverenz single to make it 12-11 Midway.

Pitching

Lucas Letsinger came out of the bullpen for 5.2 innings of relief, giving up three runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking one.

Ethan Leslie tossed a scoreless ninth, striking out two and allowing a hit and a walk.

Up Next

The Cougars will take on #1 seed IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 PM in a win-or-go-home scenario.

Softball opens CCAC Tourney with loss to Saints; play in lower bracket later today

CROWN POINT, Ind. – IU South Bend got things started at the CCAC Softball Tournament on Thursday morning, opening the postseason event with a tough 9-1 loss to St. Francis in 6 innings, at Legacy Fields at Crown Point Sportsplex.

The Titans (21-24) struggled at the plate, recording three hits on the day. Two of the three went down for extra bases, as Shelby Baker and Haley Fair hit back-to-back doubles to lead off the top of the 5th, scoring the team’s lone run of the game.

St. Francis (26-13) opened with three runs in the bottom of the 1st, starting the rally with a one-out triple and loading the bases two batters later. Another three runs in the 4th would push the lead to 6-0 before Baker scored in the 5th to put the Titans on the board.

IU South Bend will advance to the first lower bracket game of the tournament, scheduled to start later on Thursday evening, at 6:00 p.m. ET. The Titans will take on the loser between No. 2 seed Olivet Nazarene, and No. 7 seed St. Ambrose.

Bishop Cards 8-Over as Round 2 of NCAA Regional is suspended

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Purdue University Northwest’s Alex Bishop (Litchfield, Ill./Litchfield) fought through the rain and tough course conditions to card an overall 8-over par with five holes remaining in Round 2 at Purgatory Golf Club. The second round of play in the NCAA Division II Midwest/Central Super Regional was halted due to darkness and play will resume tomorrow morning to complete the round then will shift into the third and final round of the tournament.

When Bishop teed off on his first hole of the day, he made PNW history by becoming the first golfer to play in an NCAA Division II Super Regional.

Speaking of that first hole, Bishop birdied the 543-yard, par-5 for one of three birdies he tallied during the first round. He also birdied the 552-yard, par-5 fifth hole and the 453-yard, par-4 15th hole.

The senior from Litchfield, Illinois finished Round 1 play with a 4-over (76) on the incredibly long 7,707-yard, par-72 course and place in the middle of the individual standings.

The course name of Purgatory lived up to its billing with the wet conditions and the players battled through as the rain fell throughout the day. But that did not deter Bishop from fighting through and putting in a strong first few holes of Round 2, including a birdie on the 197-yard, par-3 third to stand even through four holes.

Bishop ended the day with a birdie on the 202-yard, par-3 12th and currently sits in a tie for 61st with five holes remaining in Round 2 and another full Round 3 to go.

Warriors Garner Numerous WHAC Honors

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Tech men’s lacrosse team was well represented on the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) 2022 list of award winners with the release of the regular season honors following the WHAC Tournament.

Head coach Bryan Seaman and fifth-year senior Andrew Ryan were named the WHAC Coach and Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season while it’s third time that Seaman has been voted as the WHAC Coach of the Year. Seaman guided the Warriors to their third straight, and fourth overall, regular season title while going 9-0 in WHAC action. Ryan recorded 53 goals and 28 assists to lead the Warriors and the conference.

Joining Ryan on the All-Conference First-Team was senior midfielder Louis Czech and junior defender Tom Piotrowski while Nate Langille, Blaine Flanigan and Anthony Tedesco were all tabbed to the Second-Team. It’s the third All-Conference selection for Piotrowski, the second for Czech, Langille and Tedesco and the first for Flainigan.

Tech had nine players, Samuel Bodley, Czech, Flanigan, Langille, Jack Marquardt, Chad Nedbal, Piotrowski, Tedesco and Noah Wynne, named to the WHAC All-Academic Team while Sam Anderson was the team’s representative for the Champions of Character Team.

Lancers Off to Strong Start in Crossroads Meet

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Lancer track and field teams produced several All-League performances and one new school record on the opening day of the Crossroads League Championships hosted by Bethel University. The meet is being held at the Harris Family Track and Field Stadium on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

Bryan Hernandez-Rios capped the first day of action by shattering his own school record and claiming the league title in the 10,000 meters. Hernandez-Rios finished in 30:37.28, a NAIA “A” qualifying time and more than a minute better than his previous mark set a year ago. In the same race, Hayden Mullett finished in ninth to just miss a scoring place, but also took nearly a minute off his previous best when he clocked a time of 32:55.37.

Both the men’s and women’s 4 x 800 relays claimed All-League honors. The men’s squad duplicated their indoor league title by winning in 7:36.19. The foursome included Luke Smith, Isaac Beatty, Logan Rufenacht and Kyle Smith. In the women’s race, the Lancer relay battled for a second-place finish in 9:14.78, just off the school record they set earlier this year. The relay members were Anna Huldstedt, Tara Friesen, Heather Plastow and Kylie Sauder.

Isaac Brown earned All-League honors in two field events despite competing in a constant rain. Brown took the runner-up spot in the javelin with a toss of 53.77 meters (176-5) and then came in third in the high jump with a mark of 1.95 meters (6-5). Grace athletes claimed two additional places in the javelin, with Josiah Thompson finishing fourth (49.37m. / 161-11) and Ethan Brown coming in sixth (45.64m. / 148-9).

Mackenzie DeLong also had a good day in the field events. She ended up fourth in the shot put (12.06m. / 39-6 3/4) and fifth in the javelin (31.09m. / 101-11). Emily McCreary and Michaela Buriff both claimed scoring spots in the high jump. McCreary ended sixth (1.49m. / 4-10 1/2), while Buriff finished eighth (1.44m. / 4-8 3/4). Emma Lehman added an eighth-place result in the pole vault (2.95m. / 9-8).

In other events, Connor Kitson ended the first day of the decathlon in fourth place with 2,757 points, while Seth Yoder is in seventh with 2,507 points. Olivia Lugibihl sits in third in the heptathlon with 1,687 points. Both of the multi-events finish on Friday.

Nordia Campbell qualified for the finals in the 100 (12.40) and 200 (25.61) meter races, while Gracious O’Connor will join her in the 200 (25.26) final. On the men’s side, John Green ran 21.99 to advance to Friday’s final in the 200 meters.

In the team competition, the Lancer men currently stand in third place with 42 points. The women’s squad is in fifth after the first day of action with 27 points.

Softball Earns Seven RSC All-Conference Honors

KOKOMO, Ind. – The SMWC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is proud to announce Camryn Scott as the River States Conference Player-of-the-Year and Newcomer-of-the-Year. Scott, along with six players who earned All-RSC honors, were recognized this evening as the RSC Softball Championship kicks off. Riley Bennett, Camryn Scott, Victoria Lee, and Summer Rocha all walked away with First Team All-RSC honors for their stellar performances this season. Sluggers Ashley Shanks and Lyric Krause also eanred Second Team All-RSC honors after posting superb numbers throughout the season. Katrina Strow was also named the SMWC Champion of Character.

Camryn Scott | Player-of-the-Year, Newcomer-of-the-Year

In her senior year, Camryn posted her best offensive and defensive output ever. Slashing .455/.483/.583, Scott led the team in batting average (.455), on-base percentage (.483), on-base+slugging percentage (1.066), hits (60), runs (40), at-bats (132), total bases (77), and stolen bases (38). In the field she posted a .978 fielding percentage while helping to turn seven double plays.

Quote | Camryn Scott

On earning both of these awards…

“Winning player of the year and newcomer of the year is not only an honor but also a reminder of the hard work I put in to represent SMWC every day. I’m so glad to have two amazing coaches that push me to be better so things like this can happen not only for me, but for my team.”

Quote | Head Coach Jim Walker

On Camryn’s performance this season…

“Cam has been great for us all year. She is everything you look for in a lead-off hitter and she always gives 100%. I would take a full team of players that worked as hard and gave the effort Cam gave. Cam embodies everything it means to be a Pomeroy Softball player.”

All-RSC Softball First Team

Riley Bennett | Catcher | Freshman

Camryn Scott | Infielder | Senior

Victoria Lee | Outfielder | Freshman

Summer Rocha | Pitcher | Sophomore

All-RSC Softball Second Team

Ashley Shanks | 3rd Base | Sophomore

Lyric Krause | 1st Base | Junior

Katrina Strow | RSC Softball Champion of Character

The Champions of Character awards is given to student-athletes who display the five core values of the NAIA including respect, integrity, responsiblity, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. The Champions of Character® five core values go well beyond the playing field to the daily decisions of our youth. These character values help young people – and those associated with their development – make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition. Katrina “Kit” Strow embodies these core values throughout her daily life and is the perfect representation of what it means to be a Pomeroy.

Next Up

The SMWC Softball team will face Midway University in their first game of the RSC Tournament tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. ET. With a win they would face the winner of the Rio Grande and IU-Southeast game also at 12:00 p.m.

Stutzman breaks his own record at Day One of Crossroads League Championships

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Trevor Stutzman continued to improve his school record in the pole vault as the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed on day one of the Crossroads League Championship held at the University of Notre Dame.

Stutzman’s first attempt came at 4.40 meters, which is the height that he set the school record at last weekend. He cleared it on his first attempt and then moved up to 4.55 meters (14 feet, 11 ? inches). He cleared that height as well, breaking his own school record. He finished tied for first with Joe Painter from Saint Francis since they both went 2-2 on their previous attempts and neither of them could get past 4.70 meters. They each earned nine points for their teams.

Stutzman has really shone through recently. “He needed some time to get comfortable vaulting again,” admitted head coach Rustin Nyce. “He is stronger and faster than he has ever been before, and he’s a very smart athlete. I think we are only beginning to see what he can do.”

Jacob Gerber earned ten points for Goshen with his first-place finish in the hammer. He had a throw of 60.24 meters (197 feet, 7.65 inches) that beat out 20 other competitors in the event. Gerber has the sixth-best mark in the NAIA this season. This was Gerber’s third straight win in the hammer event this season, and the third-best mark in the Crossroads League meet history. “He works so hard but it goes unseen,” Nyce said. “He is an incredible athlete and a beast!”

Samuel Stoner-Eby had the fastest time in the 200 meter dash prelims and will move on to the finals tomorrow. He ran it in 21.85 seconds – his best time is 21.81 seconds. “Sam has been running fast all season,” shared Nyce. “I’m glad to see his confidence in himself grow. He’s fun to watch and compete.”

Simon Graber Miller came up with seven points for the Leafs. He earned five during his fourth-place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.95 meters (6 feet, 4 ¾ inches) on his third try at that height. He also brought in two points for a seventh-place finish in the long jump.

For the women, Maria Maldonado qualified for the finals tomorrow in both the 100 meters and the 200 meters. She finished seventh in both – running the 100 in 12.63 seconds and the 200 in 25.70 seconds.

Willow Kenneda narrowly missed scoring points in the shot put and hammer throw with ninth and tenth place finishes, respectively. Summer Cooper nearly scored as well, but finished tenth in the 10,000 meters.

The action continues and wraps up tomorrow with Goshen getting underway at noon with the women’s 1,500 meters.

Eagles rally during regional’s first day

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Golf overcame a sluggish start before climbing into the top 10 of the NCAA Division II Midwest/Central Regional at Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Indiana. The 54-hole regional is set to conclude Saturday with the top six teams and top two individuals not from a top six team advancing to the NCAA Division II Championships.

The Screaming Eagles started slow, ranking among the bottom fourth of the regional field, before moving up to a tie for 12th after the first 36 holes. USI’s first round 299 as a team was five strokes short of the programs NCAA Regional best of 295 set in 1996. USI junior Zach Williams (Mt. Vernon, Illinois) pace the Eagles during the first round with an even par 72 to tie for 13th individually.

The Eagles continued to climb in the second round, rising to as high as a tie for fifth before falling back to eighth when play was suspended due to darkness. Williams had fallen to a tie for 15th during the round, while freshman Nathan Hoss (Evansville, Indiana) rose from a tie for 77th to a tie for 22nd midway through the second round by posting a two-under through 12 holes.

Due to the expected heavy rains on Friday, tee time to complete the second round is to be determined.

Kunkle nets GLVC C.O.Y. honors as Eagles land six on All-GLVC team

EAST PEORIA, Ill.—University of Southern Indiana Softball Head Coach Sue Kunkle has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year, while the Screaming Eagles landed six players on the All-GLVC team in an announcement by the league office Thursday afternoon. That list includes junior pitcher/designated player Allie Goodin (Evansville, Indiana), senior designated player/pitcher Katie Back (Indianapolis, Indiana), sophomore catcher Sammie Kihega (Greenfield, Indiana), sophomore first baseman Lexi Fair (Greenwood, Indiana), sophomore outfielder Mackenzie Bedrick (Brownsburg, Indiana); and freshman pitcher Josie Newman (Indianapolis, Indiana).

Kunkle is earning her third-career GLVC Coach of the Year honor after leading the Eagles to the GLVC regular-season title. USI went 40-10 overall and 26-2 in GLVC play during the regular-season en route to earning the conference’s No. 1 overall seed in the GLVC Softball Championship Tournament.

Goodin, who was a unanimous first-team All-GLVC selection as a utility/pitcher, is earning her first All-GLVC honor after hitting .337 with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 24 RBI. In the circle, Goodin went 11-2 with a 2.24 ERA and .228 opponent batting average.

USI had five players named to the second-team, with Back earning accolades as a designated player.

Back is earning her first-career All-GLVC nod after hitting .374 during the regular season with eight doubles, two home runs and 26 RBI. She also aided the Eagles in the circle, going 6-1 with a 2.54 ERA and was 3-0 in GLVC play with a 0.00 ERA.

Kihega also is earning her first All-GLVC accolade after hitting .358 with 33 walks, 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 22 RBI. Behind the plate, she helped USI’s pitching staff become one of the most dominate units in program history as USI posted a 1.47 team ERA and .177 opponent batting average during conference play.

Newman played a big role in USI’s success inside the circle as she went 14-3 overall and 11-0 in conference play during the regular-season. She posted a 0.95 ERA, 120 strikeouts and a .114 opponent batting average in GLVC play. Overall, Newman finished the regular-season with a 1.84 ERA, 165 strikeouts and a .170 opponent batting average.

Fair, who is collecting her first All-GLVC award, led USI with a .385 batting average during the regular-season. She had 16 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 42 RBI on the year. Fair, who was on the NFCA’s Player and Pitcher of the Year Top 50 list, had a .495 on-base percentage after drawing 13 walks and being hit 20 times.

Rounding out USI’s All-GLVC contingent was Bedrick, who was a unanimous first-team All-GLVC selection as a freshman. Bedrick hit .363 during the regular-season with three doubles, two triples, and 15 RBI. She led USI with 62 hits, 37 runs scored and was 17-of-19 in stolen base attempts.

In addition to USI’s All-GLVC honorees, senior catcher Courtney Schoolcraft (Crest Hill, Illinois) was USI’s nominee for the James R. Spalding GLVC Sportsmanship Award.

USI, which is ranked No. 3 in the final NCAA II Midwest Region Rankings, takes on Maryville University in the opening round of the GLVC Tournament. The game has been delayed due to rain in the East Peoria Area.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Trojans Start Strong at Crossroads League Championships

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Taylor men crowned one Crossroads League Champion on the opening day of the 2022 Crossroads League Track and Field Championships. Mitch De Jong won the javelin throw at the Harris Family Track Stadium on the campus of Notre Dame. The first day of competition also highlighted Sammy Sommers, who qualified for NAIA Nationals in the long jump, and Liam Hesting, who broke the TU school record in the hammer throw.

For the second-straight year, Mitch De Jong won the javelin throw at the Crossroads League meet. The senior launched an event-winning toss of 56.15-meters on his final attempt of the day, claiming the crown and collecting 10 points for the Purple and Gold.

Sammy Sommers posted a stellar career-best leap of 7.24-meters in the long jump. Finishing in second place overall, the junior soared past the NAIA B-standard and moved to No. 3 all-time on the TU top-10 list.

Despite the rainy weather and slick conditions of the throwing ring, Liam Hesting managed to break his own Taylor school record in the hammer throw, claiming an impressive mark of 55.44-meters. Hesting finished fourth in the hammer and added a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a toss of 13.84-meters.

In the10,000-meters, Alex Helmuth turned in a runner-up finish with a time of 30:46.31. Junior Josh Harden recorded a massive PR, clocking a time of 31.49.02 to claim sixth place.

The Taylor men’s 4×800-meter relay added an eighth-place finish and an additional point to the Trojan’s team score. Nate Conkel, Nathan Brainer, James Bates and Colton White cruised to a combined time of 7:56.47.

Three sprint prelims took place on Thursday afternoon. Matthew Sakeuh advanced to finals in the 110-meter hurdle semis, clocking the third-fastest time of 14.91. In the 100-meter dash prelims, Braden Bixler finished 11th with a time of 11.20 and Cole Whitehead ended 14th in 11.24. Brayden Gilbert cruised to a time of 23.82 in the 200-meter dash prelims, ending 24th overall.

After eight scored events, the Trojans sit in fourth place in the team standings with a total of 37 points. The Taylor men will return to the track tomorrow, as they wrap up the action at the Crossroads League Championships. Field and running events are set to begin at 11:00 am.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1903       The White Stockings win the Southside Park contest, 10-9, with more errors (12) than hits (10), beating the Tigers in Southside Park contest, 10-9. Chicago’s dozen miscues tie the major league mark accomplished by the Tiger in 1901, and the teams combine to establish a new record with a total of 18 errors, the most ever committed in a big-league game.

1906       At Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park, the Pirates become the first team to cover the grass to prevent it from getting wet during a rainstorm. A canvas tarp keeps the infield dry for tomorrow’s contest against the Cubs.

1915       At the Polo Grounds, Red Sox rookie pitcher Babe Ruth collects three hits, including his first home run. Homer number one, and his second round-tripper, hit two weeks later, comes off Yankees’ hurler Jack’ Crab’ Warhop.

1917       For the second consecutive day, a Browns’ hurler throws a no-hitter when Bob Groom keeps the White Sox hitless in the team’s 3-0 victory in the nightcap. The 32-year-old right-hander also pitched two hitless innings in the first game of the twin bill, earning a save in the Sportsman’s Park contest.

1918       After Boston’s GM Ed Barrow reluctantly agrees, Babe Ruth finally plays his first big-league game as a position player, starting at first base in the Red Sox’s 10-3 loss to Yankees. The 23-year-old southpaw, known for his prowess on the pitching mound, collects two hits in four at-bats, connecting for a two-run home run, the 11th of his career, off left-hander George Mogridge in the fourth inning of the Polo Grounds contest.

1925       Ty Cobb hits his fifth home run in two games, tying 1884 Cap Anson’s record. The Tiger outfielder paces his club to an 11-4 victory over the Browns at Sportsman’s Park.

1929       The American League announces it will discontinue the league’s MVP award. In 1931, the Junior Circuit will resume the honor, naming A’s southpaw Lefty Grove (31-4, 2.06) as its most valuable player.

1931       Future baseball legend Willie Mays is born in Westfield, Alabama, the son of Annie Satterwhite and William Mays. The ‘Say Hey Kid’s’ dad, called Cat due to his quick reflexes, was named after William Taft, the U.S. president elected in 1912, the same year Willie’s father was born.

1934       At Fenway Park, Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell, and Bucky Walters hit four consecutive triples. The quartet of three-baggers comes in the Red Sox’ 12-run fourth inning en route to the team’s 14-4 rout of Detroit.

1937       Dodgers and Giants fans at both the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field are thrilled to have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the Hindenburg when the passenger airship appears over New York, nearing the end of its maiden voyage of the season from Germany. A few hours later, the majestic German zeppelin will explode on a landing strip in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of its passengers.

1946       A’s rookie Bobby Shantz is sensational in his second appearance, tossing nine hitless innings of relief in a 13-inning, 5-4 win over Detroit at Briggs Field. The 23-year-old southpaw, who made his major league debut five days ago, pitching two-thirds of an inning against Washington, gives up two hits and a run in his tenth inning of work but gets the victory because Wally Moses had a two-run home run in the top of the frame.

1947       In a small office high up behind home plate at Ebbets Field, National League president Ford Frick meets with seven Cardinal players individually, revealing he is aware of their secret plan to strike as a protest to Jackie Robinson playing for the Dodgers. The usually non-confrontational leader of the Senior Circuit makes his position clear about their planned boycott, telling the Redbird conspirators they will encounter quick retribution from his office, including suspensions from baseball.

1951       Cliff Chambers becomes the first southpaw in franchise history to throw a no-hitter when he beats Boston, 3-0, in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Braves Field. The 29-year-old left-hander is also the first Buc hurler to accomplish the feat on the road.

1953       In his first major league start, Alva Lee Holloman throws a no-hitter as a rookie, beating the A’s in his first big league start, 6-0. The Browns’ freshman will never pitch another complete game, and ‘Bobo’ will win a total of just three games in his one-year career in the majors.

1956       The Reds sweep the Phillies in a doubleheader at Crosley Field, 10-2 and 11-9. Cincinnati outfielder Gus Bell takes right-handed reliever Bob Miller deep in both ends of a doubleheader.

1962       At Yankee Stadium, Jim Bouton, in his first major league start, blanks the Senators, 8-0. The 22-year-old right-hander, nearly removed from the game when 11 of his first 12 pitches in the first inning are called balls, gives up seven hits and walks seven in a contest he will describe in his iconic book Ball Four as “the worst shutout in the history of the game.”

1964       Dave Nicholson hits a tape-measure home run that lands on the back of the left-field roof before bouncing out of Comiskey Park in the White Sox’s 6-4 victory over Kansas City. The outfielder’s monstrous shot becomes the source of a great exaggeration when unidentified team officials announce the ball traveled 573 feet, landing outside the Chicago south side ballpark.

1968       Larry Colton makes his only major league appearance, allowing one run on three hits in a two-inning relief stint for the Phillies in a 10-1 loss to Cincinnati at Crosley Field. The 25-year-old right-hander will author the Counting Coup, a book detailing a true story of basketball and honor on the Little Big Horn that will earn a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2000.

1968       Giants’ reliever Lindy McDaniel sets a National League record, playing his 225th consecutive game without committing an error. The streak includes 108 chances handled successfully since June 16, 1964.

1972       The Angels make quick work of Milwaukee, beating the visitors at Anaheim Stadium, 2-0. Andy Messersmith’s two-hit masterpiece takes only one hour and thirty-one minutes to complete, making the contest the quickest nine-inning game in franchise history.

1974       A’s pitcher Paul Lindblad’s major league streak of 385 consecutive errorless games ends when he makes an errant pick-off throw in the first inning of a 6-3 loss to the Orioles. The southpaw will make only six errors during his 14 years in the major leagues, a span that covers over 1200 innings on the mound.

1978       Lee Lacy becomes the first major leaguer to pinch-hit home runs in consecutive at-bats when he homers leading off in the top of the ninth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The LA super-sub, who went deep as a pinch-hitter four days ago, continues the streak on May 17, hitting another round-tripper in his third straight appearance coming off the bench.

1981       The Mariners replace manager Maury Wills with Rene Lachemann, promoted from the team’s Triple-A team in Spokane. The former skipper, who reportedly is dealing with personal issues, compiled a 6-18 record, making it the worst start in the team’s five-year year history.

1981       In Rene Lachemann’s first game as manager after replacing Murray Wills, the Mariners beat the Brewers at the Kingdome, 12-1. The victory stops right-hander Mike Parrott’s 18-game losing streak, one loss shy of the AL record shared by Robert Groom (1909 Senators) and John Nabors (1916 A’s).

1982       Gaylord Perry becomes the 15th major league player to win his 300th victory when he beats the Yankees at the Kingdome, 7-3. The ‘Ancient Mariner’ will end his 22-year career with 314 victories.

1983       In a 4-2 California victory over Detroit at Tiger Stadium, Rod Carew, with his 3-for-4 performance, raises his current batting average to .500 (48-for 96). The Angels’ first baseman will finish the season at .339, second-best in the AL as Wade Boggs leads the league with a .361 pace.

1984       Cal Ripken becomes the second Oriole player to hit for the cycle, joining Brooks Robinson, who accomplished the feat in 1960. The Baltimore shortstop completes the rare event with a ninth-inning home run off Dave Tobik in the team’s 6-1 victory over Texas at Arlington Stadium.

1994       The Cubs’ 10-1 victory over the Pirates ends Anthony Young’s 27-game losing streak as a starter and snaps Chicago’s record 14-game drought at home. The hard-luck pitcher, who set a major league record with 27 consecutive losses while pitching for the Mets, 14 in a starting role and 13 as a reliever, had also made 27 straight starts without a win, although he threw 13 quality games in which his teams posted a 4-23 record.

1998       Cubs’ rookie Kerry Wood ties a major league record when he strikes out 20 batters in nine innings, limiting the Astros to one hit in the team’s 2-0 at Wrigley Field. In addition to matching Red Sox fireballer Roger Clemens’ feat (Mariners-1986 and Tigers-1996), the 20-year-old Texan breaks the National League record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game shared by Steve Carlton, David Cone, and Tom Seaver.

2005       In a 6-5 win over the Cardinals, Trevor Hoffman becomes the third closer in major league history to save 400 games. The Padres reliever joins Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424) as the other bullpen artists who have reached this milestone.

2007       With a dramatic seventh-inning announcement from the owner’s box, the fans are informed Roger Clemens is once again a Yankee. The 44-year-old right-hander agrees to a one-year, $28-million contract, the highest single-season salary ever paid to a major-league player, to come out of retirement again and pitch in pinstripes for the remainder of the season.

2008       Tim Wakefield, 42, throws eight scoreless innings, and 41-year-old Mike Timlin does not allow a run in the ninth in the Red Sox’ 5-0 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. The game marks the first time in the post-1900 era two teammates over 40 years of age have combined to toss a shutout.

2008       Gavin Floyd loses his second no-hit bid in less than a month as Joe Mauer doubles with one out in the ninth in the White Sox’ 7-1 victory over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. The Chicago right-hander, who leaves the contest to a standing ovation from the crowd with Bobby Jenks getting the last two outs, also flirted with a no-no 24 days ago against the Tigers, which ended when Edgar Renteria singled with one out in the eighth inning.

2009       With a 10-3 victory over Washington, the Dodgers break the major league mark for consecutive victories at home to open a season with their 13th straight win in L.A. The previous record of 12 was established in 1911 by the Tigers.

2010       Wade McGilberry wins a million dollars playing the video game Major League Baseball 2K10. The 23-year-old Mobile, Alabamian becomes the first gamer to pitch a perfect game in the Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.’s product, accomplishing the feat in just an hour and a half.

2010       From 7 a.m. till past midnight, more than 10,000 Tigers fans, some who wait more than eight hours in line at Comerica Park, pay their respect to the beloved broadcaster Ernie Harwell. The open casket is placed near the ballpark’s life-sized statue of the Hall of Famer, depicting the announcer with a microphone in his hand, along with the inscription, “The Tigers’ broadcasting legend and masterful storyteller for 42 seasons.”

2011       The Royals sell ten thousand walk-up tickets on the day Royals’ rookie Eric Hosmer makes his much-anticipated major league debut at Kauffman Stadium. The 21-year-old first baseman, who received the largest signing bonus in franchise history, goes hitless in his two official at-bats in a 3-2 loss to the A’s, but he is walked twice and steals a base.

2011       Jordan Zimmerman becomes the 30th National League hurler to throw an immaculate inning, needing only nine pitches to strike out the side in the second frame of the Nationals’ 3-2 victory over the Marlins. The Washington right-hander, facing the 5-6-7 batters in the Sun Life Stadium contest, fans Giancarlo Stanton and Greg Dobbs swinging and then quickly gets the third out when John Buck looks at a third strike.

2012       For the first time since 1902, two position players get a decision in the same game with Chris Davis, who pitches two scoreless frames, getting the win in the Orioles’ 9-6 victory over the Red Sox. Boston outfielder Darnell McDonald is tagged with the loss when Adam Jones takes him deep for a three-run homer over the left-field wall for the eventual winning runs in the 17-inning contest at Fenway Park.

2012       A performance of the Harvard baseball team lip-synching with choreographed dance moves to Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song “Call Me Maybe” is posted on YouTube. The video, made for their own entertainment to fight the boredom during road trips, will quickly go viral in few days, bringing national attention to the players of the Crimson squad.

2012       After being drilled deliberately by Cole Hamels, Bryce Harper, gets even by swiping home plate when the Phillies starter makes a casual pick-throw to first base. Baseball suspends the left-hander, who admits his intention to hit the 19-year-old National rookie sensation, for five games for the incident with Washington’s general manager Mike Rizzo fined for his incendiary comment when he labels Hamels as “gutless” for throwing at his player.

2012       Omar Vizquel becomes the oldest player to play shortstop in major league history when he starts in the Blue Jays’ 4-3 loss to LA in Anaheim. The 45-year-old infielder surpasses Bobby Wallace, who played in a dozen games with the Cardinals at 44 in 1918.

2014       The Pirates win the first instant-replay walk-off game in history when a replay review reverses umpire Quinn Wolcott’s out call of Starling Marte trying to score, that, if correct, would have sent the game into extra innings. The PNC Park crowd enthusiastically cheers the Replay Operations Center’s decision that gives the Bucs a dramatic 2-1 victory.

2015       “People who are listening to the ballgame, I know what you’re thinking. He’s ready for the home. He’s cooked. It’s finally happened. He’s seeing ladders and doors without handles.” – BOB UECKER, explaining being trapped for several innings by a broken lock on the radio broadcast booth’s door. Bob Uecker, along with fellow broadcasters Joe Block and Jeff Levering, longtime engineer Kent Sommerfeld, and his assistant, Mary Burns, become trapped for several innings due to a broken lock on the Miller Park’s radio broadcast booth door. A crew of workmen, using a ladder positioned on the loge level, climbed into the booth to remove the door from its hinges while the announcers’ play-by-play continued to detail the action of Brewers and Dodgers game on the field.

2015       Bryce Harper becomes the youngest player (22 years, 202 days) to hit three homers in one game in 45 years when he goes deep three times in Washington’s 7-5 win over the Marlins at Nationals Park. In 1969, Red Sox right fielder Joe Lahoud accomplished the feat at Minnesota’s Metropolitan Stadium, being 149 days younger than the Nats’ slugger.

2019       At Great American Ball Park, Giants relievers Pat Venditte and Sam Dyson tie a major league record when they combine to hit four batters in the sixth inning of the team’s 12-4 loss to the Reds. San Francisco becomes the first team to hit four batters in the same inning since the Pirates accomplished the feat against the Boston Braves on Aug. 19, 1893.

2021       The Angels designated Albert Pujols, hitting .198 with five homers and 12 RBIs in 86 at-bats, for assignment, releasing the aging superstar after he clears waivers. The reigning World Champion Dodgers will sign the 41-year-old future first-ballot Hall of Famer to a one-year deal for the prorated share of the $570,500 league minimum, with the $30-million remaining in his 10-year, $240-million contract the responsibility of the Halos.

2021       In the sixth inning, three Barons relievers issue 13 base on balls, including at least one to each hitter in the visiting Biloxi Shuckers lineup, hit a batter, and throw two wild pitches, allowing 12 runs to score on just one hit. The Chicago White Sox farm team threw 87 pitches in the frame, 24 for strikes, in their 14-6 loss to the Double-A of the Brewers at Regions Field in Birmingham (AL).

TV FRIDAY

COLLEGE BASEBALLTIME ETTV
GEORGIA TECH AT CLEMSON7:00PMACCN
UC SANTA BARBARA AT UC IRVINE10:00PMESPNU
COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
LOUISVILLE AT NOTRE DAME5:00PMACCN
NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA5:00PMESPN2
OKLAHOMA ST. AT OKLAHOMA7:00PMESPN2
GOLFTIME ETTV
EUROPEAN: BRITISH MASTERS8:30AMGOLF
PGA: WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP2:00PMGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
LA DODGERS AT CHI. CUBS2:20PMMLBN
SPORTSNET
MARQ
PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI6:40PMATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
KANSAS CITY AT BALTIMORE7:05PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
NY METS AT PHILADELPHIA7:05PMSNY
NBCS-PHI
TEXAS AT NY YANKEES7:05PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
CHI. WHITE SOX AT BOSTON7:10PMNBCS-CHI
NESN
TORONTO AT CLEVELAND7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
MILWAUKEE AT ATLANTA7:20PMBALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT HOUSTON8:10PMATTSN-SW
BALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT MINNESOTA8:10PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CA
WASHINGTON AT LA ANGELS9:38PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
COLORADO AT ARIZONA9:40PMATTSN-RM
BALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT SAN DIEGO9:40PMBALLY SPORTS
TAMPA BAY AT SEATTLE9:40PMBALLY SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS
ST. LOUIS AT SAN FRANCISCO10:15PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-BAY
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
NASCAR TRUCK: DEAD ON TOOLS 2007:30PMFS1
NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST SEMIFINALS GAME 3: MIAMI AT PHILADELPHIA7:00PMESPN
WEST SEMIFINALS GAME 3: PHOENIX AT DALLAS9:30PMESPN
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: CAROLINA AT BOSTON7:00PMTNT
EAST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: TORONTO AT TAMPA BAY7:30PMTBS
WEST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: MINNESOTA AT ST. LOUIS9:30PMTNT
WEST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: EDMONTON AT LOS ANGELES10:00PMTBS
SOCCERTIME ETTV
SERIE A: INTERNAZIONALE VS EMPOLI12:45PMPARAMOUNT+
BUNDESLIGA: BOCHUM VS ARMINIA BIELEFELD2:30PMESPN+
LIGUE 1: LILLE VS MONACO3:00PMBEIN SPORTS
SERIE A: GENOA VS JUVENTUS3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: LEVANTE VS REAL SOCIEDAD3:00PMESPN+

WHAT TO WATCH: FRIDAY, 5-5-22

MLBTIME ETTV
MILWAUKEE AT ATLANTA7:20PMBALLY SPORTS

MILWAUKEE BREWERS IS FIRST PLACE IN THE NL CENTRAL DIVISION AND ATLANTA BRAVES IS THIRD PLACE IN THE NL EAST DIVISION. THE BREWERS ARE 9-4 ON THE ROAD THIS SEASON AND THE BRAVES ARE 6-7 AT HOME.

NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
WEST SEMIFINALS GAME 3: PHOENIX AT DALLAS9:30PMESPN

THE PHOENIX SUNS LEAD THE SERIES 2-0 VERSUS THE DALLAS MAVERICKS. THE SUNS WERE 32-9 ON THE ROAD DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND THE MAVERICKS WERE 29-12 AT HOME.

NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: TORONTO AT TAMPA BAY7:30PMTBS

THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS AND TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING SERIES IS 1-1. THE MAPLE LEAFS WERE 23-13 ON THE ROAD DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND THE LIGHTNING WERE 27-8 AT HOME.

TV SATURDAY

COLLEGE BASEBALLTIME ETTV
NORTH CAROLINA AT NC STATE2:00PMESPNU
ARKANSAS AT AUBURN5:30PMSECN
FLORIDA AT MISSISSIPPI ST.7:30PMESPNU
COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
PITTSBURGH AT DUKE12:00PMACCN
OLE MISS AT GEORGIA1:30PMSECN
ARKANSAS AT TEXAS A&M3:30PMSECN
OKLAHOMA ST. AT OKLAHOMA5:00PMESPNU
GOLFTIME ETTV
EUROPEAN: BRITISH MASTERS8:00AMGOLF
PGA: WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP1:00PMGOLF
PGA: WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP3:00PMCBS
HORSE RACINGTIME ETTV
KENTUCKY DERBY6:30PMNBC
MLBTIME ETTV
PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI12:35PMMLBN
ATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
TEXAS AT NY YANKEES1:05PMMLBN
YES
BALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT MINNESOTA2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CA
LA DODGERS AT CHI. CUBS2:20PMSPORTSNET
MARQ
DETROIT AT HOUSTON4:05PMFS1
ATTSN-SW
BALLY SPORTS
NY METS AT PHILADELPHIA4:05PMSNY
NBCS-PHI
CHI. WHITE SOX AT BOSTON4:10PMNBCS-CHI
NESN
TORONTO AT CLEVELAND6:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI6:40PMATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
KANSAS CITY AT BALTIMORE7:05PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
ST. LOUIS AT SAN FRANCISCO7:15PMFS1
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-BAY
MILWAUKEE AT ATLANTA7:20PMBALLY SPORTS
COLORADO AT ARIZONA8:10PMATTSN-RM
BALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT SAN DIEGO8:40PMBALLY SPORTS
WASHINGTON AT LA ANGELS9:07PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
TAMPA BAY AT SEATTLE9:10PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
XFINITY: MAHINDRA ROXOR 2001:30PMFS1
NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST SEMIFINALS GAME 3: BOSTON AT MILWAUKEE3:30PMABC
WEST SEMIFINALS GAME 3: MEMPHIS AT GOLDEN STATE8:30PMABC
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: FLORIDA AT WASHINGTON1:00PMESPN
WEST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: COLORADO AT NASHVILLE4:30PMTNT
EAST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: NY RANGERS AT PITTSBURGH7:00PMTNT
WEST QUARTERFINALS GAME 3: CALGARY AT DALLAS9:30PMTNT
SOCCERTIME ETTV
SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP: CELTIC VS HEARTS7:00AMCBSSN
LA LIGA: MALLORCA VS GRANADA8:00AMESPN+
SERIE A: TORINO VS NAPOLI9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
BUNDESLIGA: HOFFENHEIM VS BAYER LEVERKUSEN9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: FREIBURG VS UNION BERLIN9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: KÖLN VS WOLFSBURG9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: GREUTHER FÜRTH VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND9:30AMESPN+
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: CHELSEA VS WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS10:00AMUSA
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: BURNLEY VS ASTON VILLA10:00AMPEACOCK
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: BRENTFORD VS SOUTHAMPTON10:00AMPEACOCK
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: CRYSTAL PALACE VS WATFORD10:00AMPEACOCK
LA LIGA: ATHLETIC CLUB VS VALENCIA10:15AMESPN+
LIGUE 1: BREST VS STRASBOURG11:00AMBEIN SPORTS
SERIE A: SASSUOLO VS UDINESE12:00PMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: CÁDIZ VS ELCHE12:30PMESPN+
LA LIGA: CELTA DE VIGO VS DEPORTIVO ALAVÉS12:30PMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: HERTHA BSC VS MAINZ 0512:30PMESPN+
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION VS MANCHESTER UNITED12:30PMNBC
NWSL CHALLENGE CUP: NWSL CHALLENGE CUP: CHAMPIONSHIP1:00PMCBS
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: LIVERPOOL VS TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR2:45PMUSA
SERIE A: LAZIO VS SAMPDORIA2:45PMPARAMOUNT+
COUPE DE FRANCE: NICE VS NANTES3:00PMBEIN SPORTS
LA LIGA: REAL BETIS VS BARCELONA3:00PMESPN+
BRASILEIRÃO: ATLÉTICO MINEIRO VS AMÉRICA MINEIRO3:30PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: CHARLOTTE VS INTER MIAMI3:30PMESPN+
MLS: CF MONTRÉAL VS ORLANDO CITY SC4:00PMESPN+
MLS: ATLANTA UNITED VS CHICAGO FIRE6:00PMESPN+
MLS: NEW YORK CITY VS SPORTING KC7:00PMESPN+
MLS: NEW YORK RB VS PORTLAND TIMBERS7:00PMESPN+
NWSL: NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE VS PORTLAND THORNS7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: NEW ENGLAND VS COLUMBUS CREW7:30PMESPN+
MLS: DC UNITED VS HOUSTON DYNAMO7:30PMESPN+
BRASILEIRÃO: ATHLETICO-PR VS CEARÁ7:30PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: CHICAGO RED STARS VS WASHINGTON SPIRIT8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: DALLAS VS SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC8:30PMESPN+
MLS: SJ EARTHQUAKES VS COLORADO RAPIDS10:00PMESPN+
NWSL: SAN DIEGO WAVE VS NJ/NY GOTHAM FC10:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: LOS ANGELES FC VS PHILADELPHIA UNION11:00PMESPN+
WNBATIME ETTV
CONNECTICUT AT NEW YORK6:00PMESPN
ATLANTA AT DALLAS8:00PMCBSSN
USFLTIME ETTV
TAMPA BAY VS. BIRMINGHAM7:00PMFOX

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES187.72010 – 38 – 410 – 68 – 10 – 09 – 1L 1
TAMPA BAY1610.6152.59 – 77 – 35 – 12 – 47 – 47 – 3W 4
TORONTO1611.593310 – 66 – 58 – 60 – 18 – 45 – 5L 1
BALTIMORE1016.3858.57 – 63 – 104 – 82 – 23 – 44 – 6W 2
BOSTON1016.3858.54 – 66 – 105 – 114 – 31 – 23 – 7L 2
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA1511.5778 – 47 – 76 – 57 – 22 – 27 – 3L 2
CLEVELAND1213.4802.55 – 47 – 91 – 35 – 23 – 45 – 5W 2
CHI WHITE SOX1113.45837 – 64 – 72 – 13 – 94 – 35 – 5W 3
KANSAS CITY815.3485.56 – 92 – 60 – 37 – 60 – 33 – 7L 1
DETROIT816.33365 – 93 – 72 – 43 – 60 – 12 – 8L 2
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA ANGELS1710.6308 – 59 – 53 – 36 – 26 – 57 – 3W 2
HOUSTON1511.5771.56 – 49 – 72 – 41 – 011 – 68 – 2W 4
SEATTLE1214.4624.57 – 35 – 111 – 36 – 44 – 52 – 8L 4
TEXAS1014.4175.54 – 96 – 51 – 20 – 05 – 95 – 5W 4
OAKLAND1015.40064 – 96 – 67 – 70 – 31 – 22 – 8L 6
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS199.6799 – 510 – 410 – 52 – 17 – 36 – 4W 1
MIAMI1213.4805.56 – 76 – 68 – 21 – 21 – 65 – 5L 5
ATLANTA1215.4446.56 – 76 – 84 – 64 – 33 – 45 – 5W 1
PHILADELPHIA1115.42378 – 83 – 73 – 81 – 25 – 25 – 5L 4
WASHINGTON918.3339.53 – 116 – 73 – 71 – 35 – 83 – 7L 2
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE188.69210 – 48 – 42 – 114 – 50 – 18 – 2W 3
ST. LOUIS1510.6002.57 – 58 – 53 – 36 – 43 – 26 – 4W 2
PITTSBURGH1014.41775 – 75 – 73 – 15 – 101 – 23 – 7W 1
CHI CUBS915.37584 – 85 – 71 – 25 – 72 – 23 – 7L 2
CINCINNATI322.12014.51 – 72 – 152 – 21 – 50 – 131 – 9L 9
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS167.69610 – 26 – 52 – 14 – 06 – 56 – 4W 3
SAN DIEGO179.6540.57 – 410 – 53 – 28 – 15 – 57 – 3W 1
COLORADO1510.600211 – 54 – 54 – 65 – 22 – 15 – 5W 2
SAN FRANCISCO1411.56036 – 68 – 57 – 61 – 12 – 34 – 6L 4
ARIZONA1313.5004.55 – 78 – 67 – 62 – 23 – 47 – 3W 3

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT