INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

VALPARAISO 6 ELKHART 2

RICHMOND 14 LINCOLN 0

HIGHLAND 5 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 4

MORGAN TWP. 1 HEBRON 0

SOUTH-CENTRAL 2 WESTVILLE 1

CASTLE 7 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 2

BOONE GROVE 17 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 5

UNION COUNTY 19 PREBLE SHAWNEE 1

MOUNT VERNON 15 MOUNT CARMEL 12

HAMMOND BAPTIST 10 HAST 0

SOUTH KNOX 10 PRINCETON 0

KNOX 9 TRITON 2

PIONEER 19 CULVER COMMUNITY 5

GOSHEN 8 WAWASEE 7

MISHAWAKA MARIAN 10 SOUTH BEND RILEY 2

MACONAQUAH 9 LOGANSPORT 8

RISING SUN 3 MILAN 2

HOBART 8 CHESTERTON 2

KANKAKEE VALLEY 12 N. NEWTON 1

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 6 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0

WINAMAC 15 CASTON 2

COWAN 16 SETON CATHOLIC 3

MORRISTOWN 9 EDINBURG 0

BETHANY CHRISTIAN 9 ELKHART CHRISTIAN 8

NORTHWESTERN 4 KOKOMO 0

EVANSVILLE NORTH 10 TECUMSEH 2

BLUE RIVER VALLEY 10 TRI 0

SOUTHWOOD 9 ALEXANDRIA MONROE 7

CASCADE 6 WESTERN BOONE 3

SOUTH DECATUR 5 WALDRON 2

LAKE CENTRAL 10 MUNSTER 5

PLYMOUTH 11 NORTHWOOD 2

RIVERTON PARKE 5 S. PUTNAM 0

CORYDON CENTRAL 16 CRAWFORD COUNTY 2

CATHEDRAL 5 COLUMBUS NORTH 5

CARROLL 4 NORWELL 0

SPRINGS VALLEY 4 PAOLI 3

GREENFIELD CENTRAL 12 SHENANDOAH 0

ADAMS CENTRAL 5 WHITKO 2

AUSTIN 2 SOUTHWESTERN 0

SULLIVAN 6 BLOOMFIELD 3

VINCENNES LINCOLN 12 NORTH DAVIESS  1

NORTHRIDGE 3 MISHAWAKA 2

EASTSIDE 13 ANGOLA 0

DELPHI 7 LAFAYETTE JEFF 6

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 6 MARTINSVILLE 1

BORDEN 6 SOUTH-CENTRAL 0

NORTH JUDSON 12 LAVILLE 6

PIKE CENTRAL 11 SHOALS 1

FORT WAYNE WAYNE 10 MANCHESTER 8

UNION CITY 4 KNIGHTSTOWN 1

GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 15 TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 3

TAYLOR 10 FRANKTON 10

NEW CASTLE 8 HAGERSTOWN 5

COVENANT CHRISTIAN 1 SCECINA 0

HORIZON CHRISTIAN 10 IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 7

FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 10 FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 4

OREGON DAVIS 33 SOUTH BEND CAREER ACADEMY 1

GREENCASTLE 8 N. CENTRAL 7

HANOVER CENTRAL 4 MCCUTCHEON 0

EASTERN HANCOCK 8 RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 5

BLACKFORD 16 TRI CENTRAL 6

FISHERS 13 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1

LEBANON 4 FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 2

INDIAN CREEK 2 NORTHVIEW 1

ZIONSVILLE 8 MOUNT VERNON 0

FREMONT 5 FAIRFIELD 4

NEW PALESTINE 7 PERRY MERIDIAN 2

TERRE HAUTE NORTH 3 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 1

CONNERSVILLE 10 YORKTOWN 6

CRAWFORDSVILLE 3 BENTON CENTRAL 1

EASTERN 11 PERU 1

SOUTHPORT 14 LAKE CENTRAL 4

NORTHEAST DUBOIS 16 WOOD MEMORIAL 0

MADISON 14 SALEM 4

PARK TUDOR 10 MUNCIE BURRIS 0

CARROLL 10 ROCHESTER 2

SHELBYVILLE 7 BATESVILLE 5

WEST VIGO 14 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 0

NORTH MONTGOMERY 1 PARKE HERITAGE 0

LAPORTE 11 NEW PRAIRIE 4

GREENSBURG 11 OLDENBURG ACADEMY 3

WESTFIELD 6 NOBLESVILLE 1

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

BOONE GROVE 18 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 1

SOUTH-CENTRAL 21 WESTVILLE 0

KOUTS 14 LACROSSE 0

NORTH JUDSON 17 OREGON DAVIS 0

HEBRON 5 MORGAN TWP. 3

LAKE CENTRAL 16 CHESTERTON 1

CALUMET NEW TECH 18 HAST 11

MADISON 8 SWITZERLAND COUNTY 6

LINTON STOCKTON 8 N. DAVIESS 2

RISING SUN 6 MILAN 1

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 14 FRONTIER 3

HERITAGE HILLS 11 SOUTHRIDGE 5

HAUSER 1 WALDRON 0

WES DEL 17 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 1 EVANSVILLE NORTH 0

SOUTH ADAMS 6 BELLMONT 5

HANOVER CENTRAL 10 PORTAGE 0

SHENANDOAH 13 ALEXANDRIA MONROE 3

EASTERN 5 LEWIS CASS 0

LINCOLN 8 WINCHESTER 6

MUNSTER 9 KANKAKEE VALLEY 3

FRANKTON 5 WAPAHANI 0

BARR REEVE 11 SHOALS 0

RIVERTON PARKE 10 SOUTHMONT 6

HERITAGE 9 NORWELL 3

CASCADE 14 EMINENCE 0

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 16 PEOTONE 9

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 15 BREBEUF 1

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 7 WARREN CENTRAL 4

NORTHWOOD 12 PLYMOUTH 2

HARRISON 10 PIONEER 0

NORTH POSEY 12 S. SPENCER 2

TRITON CENTRAL 4 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 1

TIPTON 13 MONROE CENTRAL 6

NORTHEASTERN 14 BLUE RIVER VALLEY 0

FAITH CHRISTIAN 9 N. MONTGOMERY 7

GREENWOOD 12 SOUTHPORT 0

NORTHRIDGE 3 MISHAWAKA 0

CONCORD 14 WARSAW 3

SHELBYVILLE 17 BATESVILLE 0

BREMEN 13 ROCHESTER 2

MARTINSVILLE 6 CENTER GROVE 1

COLUMBIA CITY 5 FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 3

LIVING WATER HOMESCHOOL 12 CRAWFORDSVILLE 0

PENDLETON HEIGHTS 7 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 6

WEST WASHINGTON 9 CHARLESTOWN 1

CASTON 15 LAVILLE 0

GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 7 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 2

HUNTINGTON NORTH 5 E. NOBLE 3

BROWNSBURG 12 MCCUTCHEON 2

EASTERN 24 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1

CORYDON CENTRAL 17 HENRYVILLE 6

SOUTH BEND RILEY 25 MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 8

GOSHEN 4 WAWASEE 0

EDINBURGH 15 MORRISTOWN 0

FRANKLIN COUNTY 11 KNIGHTSTOWN 0

NORTH WHITE 25 CULVER COMMUNITY 1

FISHERS 7 ZIONSVILLE 1

EASTSIDE 14 FAIRFIELD 1

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 14 COLUMBUS EAST 0

SOUTH PUTNAM 6 N. CENTRAL 3

CARROLL 4 PENN 0

GREENFIELD CENTRAL 3 MOUNT VERNON 0

NBA PLAYOFFS

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS:

EASTERN CONFERENCE

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

• GAME 1: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | SUNDAY, MAY 1 | 1 ET | ABC

• GAME 2: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | TUESDAY, MAY 3 | TBD | TNT

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

• GAME 4: BOSTON VS. MILWAUKEE | MONDAY, MAY 9 | TBD | TNT

• GAME 5*: MILWAUKEE VS. BOSTON | WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 | TBD | TNT

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

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

* = IF NECESSARY

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

• GAME 1: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | MONDAY, MAY 2 | 7:30 ET | TNT

• GAME 2: PHILADELPHIA VS. MIAMI | WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 | 7:30 ET | TNT

• 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 | NETWORK TBD

* = IF NECESSARY

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

• GAME 1: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | SUNDAY, MAY 1 | 3:30 ET | ABC

• GAME 2: GOLDEN STATE VS. MEMPHIS | TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 9:30 ET | TNT

• 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 | TBD | TNT

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

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

* = IF NECESSARY

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

• GAME 1: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | MONDAY, MAY 2 | 10 ET | TNT

• GAME 2: DALLAS VS. PHOENIX | WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 | 10 ET | TNT

• 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 | NETWORK TBD

* = IF NECESSARY

NBA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/wire.asp

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MIAMI 8 SEATTLE 6

ATLANTA 6 TEXAS 3

LA DODGERS 5 DETROIT 1

BOSTON 3 BALTIMORE 1

HOUSTON 11 TORONTO 7

LA ANGELS 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1

TAMPA BAY 6 MINNESOTA 1

NY YANKEES 12 KANSAS CITY 2

CLEVELAND 9 OAKLAND 8

SAN DIEGO 7 PITTSBURGH 3

NY METS 3 PHILADELPHIA 0

MILWAUKEE 11 CHICAGO CUBS 1

ARIZONA 6 ST. LOUIS 2

COLORADO 10 CINCINNATI 4

WASHINGTON 14 SAN FRANCISCO 4

MLB WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/wire.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 8 IOWA 1

DAYTON 1 FORT WAYNE 0

QUAD CITIES 4 SOUTH BEND 3

NHL SCOREBOARD

PITTSBURGH 5 COLUMBUS 3

BUFFALO 3 CHICAGO 2

TORONTO 5 BOSTON 2

MONTRÉAL 10 FLORIDA 2

DETROIT 5 NEW JERSEY 3

NY RANGERS 3 WASHINGTON 2

OTTAWA 4 PHILADELPHIA 2

TAMPA BAY 6 NY ISLANDERS 4

VEGAS 7 ST. LOUIS 4

MINNESOTA 4 COLORADO 1

WINNIPEG 3 CALGARY 1

DALLAS 4 ANAHEIM 2

EDMONTON 3 VANCOUVER 2

SEATTLE 3 SAN JOSE 0

ARIZONA 5 NASHVILLE 4

NHL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/wire.asp

COLLEGE BASEBALL

BOSTON COLLEGE 7 NOTRE DAME 4

CONNECTICUT 8 BUTLER 7 (10)

INDIANA 7 ILLINOIS 6

PURDUE 18 MICHIGAN 4

ILLINOIS CHICAGO 7 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 3

BALL STATE 7 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 1

MISSOURI STATE 7 INDIANA STATE 6

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 4 VALPARAISO 0

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

PROVIDENCE 3 BUTLER 2

ILLINOIS 6 INDIANA 4 (8)

RUTGERS 4 PURDUE 1 (8)

PURDUE 3 RUTGERS 2 (12)

BALL STATE 7 BOWLING GREEN 2

GREEN BAY 11 IUPUI 3

GREEN BAY 6 IUPUI 3

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 12 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 4

NFL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/fb/wire.asp

PGA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/wire.asp

LPGA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/wire.asp

TOP NATIONAL SPORTS HEADLINES

NBA

*MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t act their age in this first-round series against Minnesota, especially when they faced a double-digit deficit – all three times – entering the fourth quarter.

With another relentless and resolute finish, the Grizzlies finished off the Timberwolves. Their next challenge is coming fast: the Golden State Warriors.

Desmond Bane and Dillon Brooks each scored 23 points and the Grizzlies rallied yet again to eliminate the Timberwolves, winning 114-106 in Game 6 on Friday night.

“I wish we got better starts so we don’t have to put ourselves in that predicament,” Brooks said, “but we’re always going to find a way to fight.”

Brandon Clarke added 17 points and 11 rebounds in another stellar effort off the bench for the Grizzlies, who withstood another quiet night by star Ja Morant and another double-digit deficit entering the fourth quarter.

“We stick together, stay on the same page, and I think it really showed on the big stage this series,” said Bane, who led the Grizzlies in scoring the series.

The Grizzlies advanced in the playoffs for the first time in seven years, this time to meet Golden State, the NBA champions in 2015, 2017 and 2018. Game 1 is in Memphis on Sunday.

*MIAMI (AP) Joel Embiid feared this would be the case. Turns out, he was right.

The Philadelphia 76ers announced Friday night that Embiid – the NBA scoring champion and an MVP finalist – has a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion. Those injuries, for now anyway, have him listed as out on the injury report and will keep him there for the foreseeable future.

The 76ers open an Eastern Conference semifinal series at Miami on Monday night.

The injuries stem from a hit Embiid took with 3:58 left of Thursday night’s game in Toronto, when the 76ers were up by 29 points and well on their way to getting an East first-round-clinching win over the Raptors. He got hit in the face by a driving Pascal Siakam, and immediately took several steps back in obvious pain.

Embiid checked out moments later. Now, nobody knows when he’ll play again. He sat down for a postgame interview with NBA TV immediately following the game, and one of the first questions he got was about how he was feeling.

“I think he might have broken my face,” Embiid said. “It’s all good. It’s the playoffs.”

Thing is, it wasn’t all good. And Embiid’s diagnosis was spot on.

Barring a significant change, it would appear Embiid won’t be able to start this series – at minimum. A similar fracture, to his left orbital bone, kept him out for about three weeks late in the 2017-18 season. He needed surgery and missed 10 games, including the first two games of a playoff series against the Heat.

*CHICAGO (AP) Though he didn’t rule out re-signing with the Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine didn’t slam the door on joining another team, either.

The two-time All-Star played it coy. And with that, the offseason took a dramatic turn in Chicago.

LaVine made it clear Friday he plans to explore the market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career, calling it a “big decision” for him and his family. The high-flying guard insisted he is keeping an open mind, as much as he has enjoyed his five seasons in Chicago.

He indicated he intends to meet with other teams when free agency opens, saying: “I plan to enjoy free agency. We’re gonna have to experience A through Z without making any fast decisions. I think that’s something me and (agent Rich Paul) are gonna go through and experience.”

Are the Bulls the leader to sign him? LaVine was noncommittal.

“You guys have been a really, really soft spot in my heart,” he said. “I have to do this as a business decision, as a man, to not just be viewed one way and be like I’m automatically coming back or I’m automatically leaving.”

The Bulls got off to a solid start this season en route to a 46-36 record and their first playoff appearance since 2017. But they were hit hard by injuries, with LaVine and guards Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso and forward Patrick Williams missing significant stretches. They struggled down the stretch and got knocked out 4-1 by defending NBA champion Milwaukee in the first round.

LaVine averaged 24.4 points, made his second straight All-Star team and got his first taste of the playoffs in his eighth year. But it was hardly a smooth season for him.

MLB

*DENVER (AP) Ryan McMahon hit a tiebreaking, three-run home run in the fifth inning and the Colorado Rockies sent the Cincinnati Reds to their major league-worst 17th loss in 20 games with a 10-4 victory on Friday night.

Elias Diaz also went deep and Antonio Senzatela (2-1) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings for the Rockies, who had 14 hits and snapped a four-game skid hours after star Kris Bryant was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sore back.

“My fastball command was there all night,” Senzatela said. “I kept the ball on the ground and had good results.”

The Reds are off to their worst start since beginning 3-18 in 2018, and dropped their fourth straight.

Hunter Greene had an uneven start after regularly surpassing 100 mph in his first two outings. On Friday, his fastball was clocked in the 96-97 mph range for the second straight start, and McMahon pulled a 96-mph fastball into the second deck in right.

*MILWAUKEE (AP) Hunter Renfroe hit two of Milwaukee’s season-high six home runs, Adrian Houser struck out six and scattered two hits over six shutout innings and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 Friday night.

Houser (2-2) struck out six and walked two.

“He came out of the gate and was really, really crisp,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “The stuff was electric, almost as good as we’ve seen it.”

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (1-2), who held Milwaukee to a run with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings on opening day, couldn’t get out of the fifth on Friday. The right-hander gave up six runs, tying a season high, allowing seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Hendricks also served up three home runs, starting with Jace Peterson’s two-run blast that capped off a three-run second inning.

“It just didn’t look he could finish,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “They put some pretty good swings on belt-line pitches and were able to get to him.”

*NEW YORK (AP) New York Mets starter Tylor Megill and four relievers combined on the first no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season, teaming up to throw a whopping 159 pitches and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 Friday night.

Megill was pulled after five innings and 88 pitches. The bullpen took over from there, with Drew Smith, Joely Rodriguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz completing the second no-hitter in Mets history.

With the crowd of 32,416 standing and chanting “Let’s go, Mets,” Diaz finished it off in style, striking out Bryce Harper, Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto in the ninth – all of them swinging.

“Team game,” Megill said.

“I’m ecstatic. It’s crazy,” he said. “First one I’ve been part of.”

Mets pitchers combined to fan 12 and walk six.

Johan Santana threw the Mets’ only previous no-hitter on June 1, 2012, when he struck out eight and needed 134 pitches in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets began play as an expansion team in 1962 and this was their 9,499th regular-season game.

Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo made the best defensive play, making a diving catch on Jean Segura’s sinking liner in right-center to end the third.

“It looked close,” Megill said.

*KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo and Gleyber Torres all homered and the New York Yankees won their seventh in a row, beating the Kansas City Royals 12-2 Friday night in a rain-shortened game.

The game was called after eight innings.

New York took a 3-2 lead into the seventh before scoring four runs, three on Judge’s homer. Torres connected for a two-run drive during a five-run eighth.

“It was a close game,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We get out of the gates with three runs, but it was 3-2 going into the seventh. There were some really good at-bats that set that up.”

Nestor Cortes (1-0) allowed one earned run and eight hits in five innings.

“For the first two innings they were on my stuff,” Cortes said. Obviously you have to make adjustments. I started attacking the outside part of the plate more, and it gave me better results.”

The Yankees wasted little time in putting pressure on Kris Bubic (0-2). D.J. LeMahieu hit a leadoff double to the wall in right field and Judge lined out to center before Rizzo homered to center.

*CHICAGO (AP) Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani hit first-inning solo home runs off Lucas Giolito and the Los Angeles Angels rode a combined three-hitter to their sixth straight win, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Ward finished with three hits and two RBIs, and Ohtani scored three runs as the Angels used seven pitchers to climb seven games over .500 for the first time since June 11, 2018.

Anthony Rendon had two doubles and an RBI and David Fletcher added two doubles in his return from a hip injury.

The Angels had 13 hits, eight for extra bases. Ward said opposing pitchers should be wary of Los Angeles’s deep and sweet-swinging lineup.

“Absolutely. I think they should be scared,” said Ward, whose HR was his fifth of the season and fourth in five games. “We’re looking for pitches in a certain area as a team. When you have nine guys solidifying their approach like that, it’s really hard for pitchers.

“We’ve got to stick to our approach, like I said, and continue to roll.”

Tim Anderson had two hits for the White Sox, who have dropped 10 of 11. Anderson doubled in the bottom of the first and scored, but Chicago didn’t get another hit until Jose Abreu singled with two outs in the seventh.

Los Angeles pitchers retired 18 straight White Sox batters on a night when scheduled Angels starter Noah Syndergaard was scratched because of an undisclosed illness. Manager Joe Maddon said Syndergaard “wasn’t feeling well” before the game, but wouldn’t elaborate on the symptoms.

*LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner and Chris Taylor each hit their first home runs of the season to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Tyler Anderson (2-0) earned the win for the Dodgers, allowing one earned run on five hits in five innings. He struck out three and walked one.

“We scored a lot of runs, so we were trying to go out and throw strikes and force contact,” Anderson said. “That was probably the biggest thing.”

Turner, who is prone to slow starts, had a two-out, two-run homer on an 0-2 pitch from Tyler Alexander in the first inning. It scored Freddie Freeman, who had walked. Taylor’s solo homer came in the second inning.

“It felt good to see the ball go over the fence to give us the two-run lead early in the game and let Tyler go out and do his thing,” Turner said.

The Tigers scored their only run in the third inning when Javier Baez singled to center to score Tucker Barnhart.

*(AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was given an unprecedented two-season suspension without pay Friday by Major League Baseball for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy, a charge he denied. He vowed to overturn the discipline before an arbitrator.

The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner was placed on administrative leave last July 2 under the policy. The leave was originally set for seven days, was extended 13 times and was due to expire Friday.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline, which covers 324 games without pay and if left in place would cost the 31-year-old pitcher just over $60 million from a $102 million, three-year contract that began last year.

Bauer vowed to challenge the suspension before Martin Scheinman, baseball’s independent arbitrator, who is faced with deciding whether Manfred had just cause for the discipline under the domestic violence policy agreed to in 2015.

A San Diego woman, whom the pitcher had met through social media, alleged that Bauer beat and sexually abused her last year. She later sought but was denied a restraining order. Los Angeles prosecutors said in February there was insufficient evidence to prove the woman’s accusations beyond a reasonable doubt.

Bauer, who hasn’t played since the allegations surfaced and MLB began investigating, repeatedly has said that everything that happened between the two was consensual.

“In the strongest possible terms, I deny committing any violation of the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy,” he said Friday in a statement. “I am appealing this action and expect to prevail. As we have throughout this process, my representatives and I respect the confidentiality of the proceedings.”

NFL

DAY TWO NFL DRAFT

Round 2 — 2022 NFL Draft

(33) Tampa Bay — Logan Hall, DE, Houston

(34) Green Bay — Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State

(35) Tennessee — Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn

(36) New York Jets — Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

(37) Houston — Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

(38) Atlanta — Arnold Ediketie, DE, Penn State

(39) Chicago — Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

(40) Seattle — Boye Mafe, OLB, Minnesota

(41) Seattle — Ken walker III, RB, Michigan State

(42) Minnesota — Andrew Booth, Jr., CB, Clemson

(43) New York Giants — Wan’Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

(44) Houston — John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

(45) Baltimore — David Ojabo, OLB, Michigan

(46) Detroit — Josh Paschal, DE, Kentucky

(47) Washington — Phidarian Mathis, DT, Alabama

(48) Chicago — Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State

(49) New Orleans — Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee

(50) New England — Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

(51) Philadelphia — Cameron Jurgens, C, Nebraska

(52) Pittsburgh — George Pickens, WR, Georgia

(53) Indianapolis — Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

(54) Kansas City — Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

(55) Arizona — Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State

(56) Dallas — Sam Williams, EDGE, Ole Miss

(57) Tampa Bay — Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan

(58) Atlanta — Troy Andersen, ILB, Montana State

(59) Minnesota — Ed Ingram, OG, LSU

(60) Cincinnati — Cam Taylor-Britt, S, Nebraska

(61) San Francisco — Drake Jackson, OLB, USC

(62) Kansas City — Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati

(63) Buffalo — James Cook, RB, Georgia

(64) Denver — Nik Bonitto, OLB, Oklahoma

Round 3 — 2022 NFL Draft

(65) Jacksonville — Luke Fortner, C, Kentucky

(66) Minnesota — Brian Asamoah, ILB, Oklahoma

(67) New York Giants — Joshua Ezeudu, OG, North Carolina

(68) Cleveland — Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

(69) Tennessee — Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

(70) Jacksonville — Chad Muma, ILB, Wyoming

(71) Chicago — Velus Jones Jr., WR, Tennessee

(72) Seattle — Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State

(73) Indianapolis — Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia

(74) Atlanta — Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

(75) Houston — Christian Harris, ILB, Alabama

(76) Baltimore — Travis Jones, DT, UConn

(77) Indianapolis — Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

(78) Cleveland — Alex Wright, DE, UAB

(79) Los Angeles Chargers — JT Woods, S, Baylor

(80) Denver — Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA

(81) New York Giants — Cordale Flotts, CB, LSU

(82) Atlanta — DeAngelo Malone, OLB, Western Kentucky

(83) Philadelphia — Nakobe Dean, ILB, Georgia

(84) Pittsburgh — DeMarvin Leal, DE, Texas A&M

(85) New England — Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

(86) Tennessee — Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

(87) Arizona — Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State

(88) Dallas — Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

(89) Buffalo — Terrel Bernard, ILB, Baylor

(90) Las Vegas — Dylan Parham, OG, Memphis

(91) Tampa Bay — Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State

(92) Green Bay — Sean Rhyan, OG, UCLA

(93) San Francisco — Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, LSU

(94) Carolina — Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss

(95) Cincinnati — Zachary Carter, DT, Florida

(96) Indianapolis — Nick Cross, S, Maryland

(97) Detroit — Kerby Joseph, S, Illinois

(98) Washington — Brian Robinson, Jr., RB, Alabama

(99) Cleveland — David Bell, WR, Purdue

(100) Arizona — Myjai Sanders, DE, Cincinnati

(101) New York Jets — Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State

(102) Miami — Channing Tindall, ILB, Georgia

(103) Kansas City — Leo Chenal, ILB, Wisconsin

(104) Los Angeles Rams — Logan Bruss, OG, Wisconsin

(105) San Francisco — Danny Gray, WR, SMU

*(AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders are declining the fifth-year options on all three of their 2019 first-round picks as the new regime doesn’t want to commit to players inherited on the roster.

General manager Dave Ziegler announced Friday that the team will let defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram play out the final year of their rookie contracts instead of extending them through 2023.

The options were worth $11.5 million for Ferrell, and about $8 million each for Jacobs and Abram.

“We look forward to working with all three players and we will evaluate each situation individually moving forward,” Ziegler said in a statement.

The 2019 class was supposed to lay the foundation for a rebuilding project for the Raiders after the team acquired extra first-round picks by trading away star edge rusher Khalil Mack and receiver Amari Cooper the previous year.

While then-coach Jon Gruden and then-general manager Mike Mayock found two gems late in that draft in edge rusher Maxx Crosby and slot receiver Hunter Renfrow, the first round was mostly a flop.

Ferrell was picked fourth overall despite being projected far lower in the first round and never developed into a consistent player. While he showed some positive signs playing against the run, he struggled mightily as a pass rusher and had eight sacks in his first three seasons.

He was relegated to a backup role last season when he played less than one-quarter of the defensive snaps.

Jacobs had the most production out of the group, rushing for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons after being drafted 24th overall and making the Pro Bowl in 2020.

NHL

*ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)

Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and an assist and the Minnesota Wild clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 Friday night.

Jordan Greenway had two goals and Tyson Jost also scored for the Wild (53-22-7), who needed one point to guarantee opening the postseason at the Xcel Energy Center where it won a franchise-record 31 games.

Finishing second in the Central Division, Minnesota is 10-1-2 in its past 13 games and 21-3-4 in its past 28. Its wins and 113 points set franchise bests.

“We want to play in front of our fans. We want to start here on home ice. Whatever the outcome was we would’ve dealt with it. But this was definitely something we wanted. It’s nice to see us respond,” Jost said.

Minnesota will face St. Louis in the first round beginning Monday. The Wild were 0-3 against the Blues this season.

*NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Pius Suter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Friday night in the teams’ season finale.

Tyler Bertuzzi and Michael Rasmussen each had a goal and an assist, and Moritz Seider and Joe Veleno also scored for the Red Wings (32-40-10). Sam Gagner had two assists and Magnus Hellberg stopped 23 shots.

Suter’s goal with 9:27 left gave Detroit it’s fourth lead of the game, and Bertuzzi added an empty-netter, his 30th goal of the season, with 10 seconds to go to seal the win.

“Happy for Bert(uzzi) that he got his 30th. Happy for Magnus to step in and win a game after being with us. I thought that was great. Obviously, (Mortiz) Seid(er) gets his 50th point,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “Other than that, obviously, it’s way better to walk into the locker room after a win.”

Seider was the fifth rookie defenseman in the last 32 years to record 50 points, while Hellberg made his Red Wings debut. It was the 31-year-old netminder’s fifth NHL game, earning his first win since 2017 with the Rangers. He signed with Detroit from the KHL in mid-April.

*BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Casey Mittelstadt scored 2:07 into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night in the final game for two non-playoff teams.

Tage Thompson scored his 38th goal for the Sabres, and defenseman Owen Power, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, added his second goal in eight NHL games.

Buffalo (32-39-11) rallied for its fifth win in six games to close out its 12th consecutive season missing the playoffs, an NHL record. Dustin Tokarski made 19 saves.

Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome scored for the Blackhawks (28-42-12). Collin Delia stopped 33 shots.

Chicago snapped a two-game win streak to conclude a disappointing season. The Blackhawks finished 14th in the Western Conference with their lowest point percentage (.415) in 16 seasons. It’s the fourth time in five season the Blackhawks haven’t been in the playoffs after winning three Stanley Cups from 2010 to 2015.

*(AP) — The NHL Players’ Association is looking for a new leader after the union’s executive board voted to begin a search for Don Fehr’s successor.

There is no timetable for that decision, and Fehr will continue to serve in his current role until a replacement is found by a search committee that was announced Friday night.

Fehr has been executive director for more than a decade and guided the NHLPA through two collective bargaining negotiations with the league. He turns 74 in July and began laying the framework for a succession plan last fall when talking to players early in the season.

The seven-player committee made up of Carolina’s Ian Cole, Buffalo’s Kyle Okposo, Anaheim’s Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis’ Justin Faulk, Detroit’s Sam Gagner, Edmonton’s Zach Hyman and Winnipeg’s Nate Schmidt is expected to provide an update on its search to the executive board at its annual meeting in Toronto in June.

Fehr spent 23 years as executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association before retiring from that post in 2009. He joined the NHLPA in December 2010 and negotiated a CBA with Commissioner Gary Bettman and other league officials in 2013 and an extension in 2020 that gave hockey labor peace through at least 2025.

“The many players who have played in the NHL over the last eleven years greatly appreciate the significant accomplishments under the leadership of Don Fehr,” members of the search committee said in a statement. “Don joined the NHLPA after a long and successful career as executive director of the MLBPA and quickly stabilized the union following a very difficult period. … We look forward to continuing to work with Don as we go through the succession process.”

COLLEGE GOOTBALL

*COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has agreed to a new five-year contract that runs through the 2026 season.

The school announced the deal Friday and said the contract includes incentives that could extend it up to two additional years.

Locksley is entering his fourth season at Maryland. The Terrapins went 7-6 last season, including a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl. It was their first winning season since 2014.

“Coach Locks continues to build our program and has high expectations and we know he is the man to lead us there,” athletic director Damon Evans said. “We are thrilled he will be leading our football program into the future as the best is certainly ahead.”

Maryland and Ohio State were the only teams to rank among the top four in the Big Ten in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense in 2021. Terps quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa set a school record with 3,860 yards passing, and he returns this season.

MEN’S GOLF

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) Jon Rahm faced the wind and handled it just as well Friday in the Mexico Open, making eight birdies on his way to a 5-under 66 that staked the world’s No. 2 player to a two-shot lead over Alex Smalley.

Rahm birdied all four of the par 5s, including the 18th hole at Vallarta Vidanta with a 4-iron from light rough to just short of the green, a pitch to 6 feet and one last putt.

He was at 12-under 130 going into the weekend.

Smalley was playing on the other side of the course, where he did most of his work. The highlight was holing out from 165 yards on the par-4 third hole for eagle. He had eagle chances on consecutive holes late in his round, two-putting from 35-feet on the par-5 sixth and driving the 291-yard seventh hole to 30 feet for another two-putt birdie.

He finished with a 66 and will be in the final group with Rahm.

Rahm was two shots higher then his opening round, in which the Spaniard never had to deal with the wind until the final four holes. This was one felt even better.

“I feel like I might be a little bit more satisfied with today’s score than yesterday,” Rahm said. “Yesterday I felt like I was really under control and relatively speaking stress free. Today was a bit more of a grind, but still a really good round of golf.”

TOP INDIANA SPORTS NEWS/RELEASES

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL

DES MOINES, Iowa – Ji-Hwan Bae recorded a career-high five hits and was a triple away from the cycle as the Indianapolis Indians tied up the series against the Iowa Cubs through four games on Friday night, 8-1.

Bae went 5-for-6 with two doubles and a home run as the only Indians batter to record an extra-base hit. In addition to setting a new career-high in base knocks, Bae scored a career-high tying three runs for the first time since Sept. 4, 2021 at Double-A Akron. It was also his second career game with three extra-base hits (also: Aug. 8, 2021 at Akron).

COLTS DRAFT

Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce (No. 53 overall)

The Colts began the night by trading down with the Minnesota Vikings from No. 42 to No. 53, while adding a third-round pick (No. 77 – used on Raimann) and a sixth-round pick (No. 192) and sending the Vikings a fourth-round pick (No. 122).

And with the No. 53 pick, the Colts selected Pierce, who impressed them during a private workout in Cincinnati and brings size, speed and toughness to Reggie Wayne’s wide receiver room.

Pierce had 884 yards on 52 catches with eight touchdowns as a senior with the College Football Playoff-bound Bearcats in 2021. The 6-foot-3, 211 pound wideout, who has 33-inch arms and a 79-inch wingspan, ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine – and all those physical traits match the stats and what he put on tape over his time at Cincinnati.

Virginia TE Jelani Woods (No. 73 overall)

The first thing you notice with Woods is he’s big (6-foot-7, 253) and long (34 1/2-inch arms – which are as long or longer than all five of the offensive tackles drafted in this year’s first round).

Woods was primarily a blocking tight end during his four years at Oklahoma State – he converted to tight end from quarterback shortly after arriving on campus as a freshman – but exploded for 44 catches, 598 yards and eight touchdowns after transferring to Virginia in 2021. Pairing him with the 6-foot-5, 267-pound Alie-Cox as “Y” (in-line) tight ends in Reich’s offense gives the Colts blocking and receiving upside in the wake of Jack Doyle’s retirement earlier this year.

Central Michigan OT Bernhard Raimann (No. 77 overall)

No player was mocked more frequently by draft analysts to the Colts than Raimann – but every single one of those mocks had him going in the second round, not the third round. In the 6-foot-6, 303 pound Austrian, the Colts believe they landed a player in the third round with the talent to play left tackle and the upside to compete for a starting job on their offensive line, wherever that may be.

Maryland S Nick Cross (No. 96 overall)

The Colts traded back into the third round to draft the speedy, hard-hitting Cross, sending the Denver Broncos the No. 179 pick and a 2023 third-round pick.

Cross had the fastest 40-yard dash time among safeties at the NFL Combine this year (4.34 seconds) and picked off six passes over 29 games (21 starts) in three seasons at Maryland. He was a core special teamer for the Terrapins, too, and he still has plenty of development ahead of him as one of the younger players in this year’s draft.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL TRANSFER PORTALS (INDIANA PLAYERS)

Dre Davis and Tae Davis both headed to Seton Hall.

Rob Phinisee is headed to Cincinnati.

Khristian Lander will go to Western Kentucky.

Nijel Pack is going to Miami FL.

Ali Ali has transferred to Butler.

Mike Saunders Jr. committed to Utah.

Jermaine Couisnard is looking at Ohio State, Gonzaga and Maryland.

Eric Hunter Junior is undecided.

Jalen Blackmon is undecided.

Courvoisier McCauley transferred to Indiana State.

Luke Brown is undecided.

Jalen Johnson will transfer to Wisconsin Milwaukee.

Jarron Coleman is undecided.

DeAndre Gholston will play at Missouri.

Isaiah Thompson will transfer to Florida Gulf Coast.

Damezi Anderson is undecided.

Jaylen Butz is undecided.

Blake Sisley committed to Wright State.

Myja White is uncommitted.

Mabor Majak is undecided.

Garrett Covington is uncommitted.

Issac Farah is undecided.

Nick Hittle transferred to Southern Indiana.

Trevor Lakes will play at Southern Indiana.

Quimari Peterson is undecided.

Sam Mervis is undecided.

INDIANA BASEBALL

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the second straight season, the Indiana baseball program walked off Illinois in a series opener, as freshman Josh Pyne delivered an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Hoosiers to a 7-6 series-opening victory at Bart Kaufman Stadium on Friday (April 29) afternoon.

Indiana (18-23, 4-8 B1G) raced out to a 4-0 lead with two runs in the first and two runs in the second inning, before the two teams traded single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Illinois (21-17, 11-4 B1G) scored one in the seventh and three in the eighth inning to tie the game at 6-6, before Pyne’s walk-off RBI single.

It is the second straight season that the Hoosiers have walked off Illinois in the series opener, as Collin Hopkins hit a two-run home run on April 9, 2021, at Bart Kaufman Field.

Seven of the nine Hoosier batters collected hits and six IU hitters reached base multiple times, led by redshirt-sophomore Bobby Whalen’s third four-hit game of the season. Whalen scored four times, including the game-winning run, and drove in one RBI. Two of his four hits were doubles.

INDIANA TRACK

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.  – For the second Penn Relays in a row, Indiana Track & Field is bringing home a relay wheel. The men’s sprint medley relay squad took gold with a school record time.

KEY MOMENTS

• As time was winding down on the second day of the Penn Relays, Antonio Laidler, Rikkoi Brathwaite, Kenny Benton, and Camden Marshall laid down a school record time of 3:17.39 in the sprint medley relay to capture the relay wheel for IU.

• Brathwaite, Benton, JaiQuan Earls, and Laidler got IU going on the oval in the 4x100m Championship of America where they were able to capture a spot in Saturday’s final. The quartet ran a season best of 40.17 that placed them third in their heat and eighth overall.

• The women’s distance medley relay Championship of America brought a third place finish to the Hoosiers. Hannah Stoffel, Morgan Snow, Kelly Mindak, and Bailey Hertenstein combined for a time of 10:59.54 in their first crack at the DMR this outdoor season.

• On the men’s side of the Distance Medley Relay Championship, Dustin Horter, Shaton Vaughn, Parker Raymond, and Ben Veatch went a time of 9:48.09 to place ninth.

• Brathwaite and Laidler advanced to Saturday’s final of the 100m. Brathwaite captured a time of 10.29 while Laidler went 10.47.

• The men’s 4x400m relay consisting of Shaton Vaughn, Micah Camble, Parker Raymond, and Benton combined for a time of 3:11.15 to appear in tomorrow’s Championship of America final.

• Grayson Rolen was first up for Indiana in the field as he collected a personal best of 2.09m (6′ 10.25″) in the high jump to place third.

• Jayden Ulrich captured her second win in a row in the discus with a heave of 51.51m (169′ 0″). Maddy Pollard placed fifth with a mark of 49.28m (161′ 8″).

• Adam Strouf competed in the college shot put competition where he collected a mark of 17.14m (56′ 2.75″) and finished in fourth.

• In the men’s college long jump, Earls leaped a mark of 7.15m (23′ 5.5″) as he finished in fifth overall.

• Makayla Hunter threw the javelin a distance of 43.09m (141′ 4″) to place fourth overall.

• Ending the Hoosiers night in the field, Mahogany Jenkins leaped a mark of 12.42m (40′ 9.5″) and finished in the bronze medal spot.

INDIANA MEN’S TENNIS

MADISON, Wisc. ––– The No. 10 seed Indiana Men’s Tennis team picked up two singles victories but fell short to No. 2 seed Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday afternoon, losing 4-2.

The Wolverines won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and 3 doubles before winning two consecutive singles matches at No. 3 and 4 singles.

From there, the Hoosiers found momentum with Patrick Fletchall and Ilya Tiraspolsky winning No. 2 singles and No. 6 singles, respectively. Each player had to go three sets to earn the win.

Michigan closed out the match with a win at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.

Michigan 4, Indiana 2

Singles competition

1. Ondrej Styler (MICH) def. Carson Haskins (IND) 7-6 (9-7), 6-3

2. Patrick Fletchall (IND) def. Patrick Maloney (MICH) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

3. Andrew Fenty (MICH) def. Luka Vukovic (IND) 6-2, 6-1

4. Jacob Bickersteth (MICH) def. Vikash Singh (IND) 6-3, 6-2

5. Nino Ehrenschneider (MICH) vs. Michael Andre (IND) 6-2, 1-6, 4-3, unfinished

6. Ilya Tiraspolsky (IND) def. Nick Beaty (MICH) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Ondrej Styler/Nino Ehrenschneider (MICH) def. Patrick Fletchall/Ilya Tiraspolsky (IND) 6-3

2. Patrick Maloney/Nick Beaty (MICH) vs. Carson Haskins/Vikash Singh (IND) 5-2, unfinished

3. Andrew Fenty/Gavin Young (MICH) def. Luka Vukovic/Michael Andre (IND) 6-2

INDIANA MEN’S GOLF

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – The Indiana men’s golf team sits in seventh place after 18 holes at the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship. The Hoosiers shot a 5-over 293 at The Pete Dye Course on Friday. 

In the team standings, Michigan State leads the way through 18 holes at 12-under (276). Wisconsin (284; -4), Illinois (286; -2) and Purdue (287; -1) were the remaining teams to play under par in the first round.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Big Ten Championship • French Lick, Ind.

The Pete Dye Course

Par 72 • 7033 yards

Live Scoring via GolfStat

Team Standings: 7th/14 – 293 (+5)

Top Indiana Player: Clay Merchent – 71 (-1)

CHIP-INS

• Sophomore Clay Merchent continued his brilliant play from last weekend with a team-best 71 (-1) in the opening round of the Big Ten Championship. He played three birdies in the round, all coming in his final 12 holes. Merchent is tied for ninth heading into the second round.

• Fifth-year senior Ethan Shepherd knocked down a team-high five birdies during his opening round 73 (+1). He scattered the five conversions with three coming in his final nine holes of play.

• Senior Harry Reynolds finished the first round at 2-over 74 with three birdies, including two on the back nine to help close out his round.

• Sophomore Drew Salyers turned in a scorecard of 3-over 75 on Friday. His round consisted of two birdies, including a chip-in effort from 15 yards aways on the first hole.

• Senior Mitch Davis pieced together back-to-back birdies on No. 10 and 11 before finishing the day at 5-over 77.

HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS

t-9th. Clay Merchent – 71 (-1)

t-24th. Ethan Shepherd – 73 (+1)

t-31st. Harry Reynolds – 74 (+2)

t-38th. Drew Salyers – 75 (+3)

t-53rd. Mitch Davis – 77 (+5)

UP NEXT

Indiana will be paired with the Maryland Terrapins in the second round of the Big Ten Championship. The two teams will begin play at 9 a.m. ET on the 10th tee box.

PURDUE FOOTBALL

LAS VEGAS – One night after fellow Purdue Football All-American George Karlaftis was selected, wide receiver David Bell heard his name called at the 2022 NFL Draft. The 2021 Big Ten Receiver of the Year was selected in the third round by the Cleveland Browns (99th overall pick) Friday night.

With Karlaftis and Bell drafted during the first two days of the draft, two Boilermakers were taken in the top three rounds for the first time since 2008. That season, Dustin Keller was a first round pick to the New York Jets, while Cliff Avril went to the Detroit Lions in the third round.

Bell became the 21st consensus All-American in Purdue Football history and the first since Rondale Moore (2018), inking his name all over the program’s record books. The Indianapolis native set a new Purdue record with 17 career 100-yard receiving games, which included seven during his 2021 All-American season. He also ranks in the school’s all-time Top 10 for receptions (4th), receiving yards (5th) and receiving touchdowns (T-5th) for a career. Bell averaged an FBS-leading 101.6 receiving yards per game as a Boilermaker, the only active receiver in 2021 to crack triple digits. His 8.0 receptions per game was the 2nd-most for an active NCAA career during last season.

Along with his All-America honors, Bell was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award as one of the best receivers nationwide. Bell earned the 2021 Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year as the best receiver in the Big Ten, leading the conference in catches per game (8.5) and receiving yards per game (116.9), while ranking second and fourth in the country, respectively. With 1,286 receiving yards on the year, Bell’s total fell just 21 yards shy of the school record for a single season, settling for second all-time.

PURDUE TRACK

DES MOINES, Iowa – Two top-three finishes, two finals qualifiers and a top-10 mark in program history highlighted the second day of the Drake Relays for the Purdue track & field team in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.

The men’s 4×200 relay team earned a runner-up finish and the women’s 4×200 relay squad was third, while both 4×100 relays advanced to Sunday’s finals. Additionally, sophomore Amaya King improved her place at No. 7 in school history in the shot put.

The Boilermakers’ final events of the day were the 4×200 relays. Under the lights at Drake Stadium, the men finished in second place in 1:23.91. That was just 0.80 seconds behind the winner, but 1.13 seconds ahead of the third-place team. It was seniors Antonio Mitchell II and Amir Harris, freshman Tyneilus Morrow and junior Justin Becker who took home silver.

In the women’s 4×200, Purdue placed third in 1:35.35. The foursome of sophomores Saran Kouyeth, Kerris Roberts and Naomi Campbell and junior Camille Christopher picked up the top-three finish by 0.59 seconds.

Earlier in the day, Kouyeth, Roberts, Christopher and Campbell ran in the 4×100 prelims and notched the third-fastest time. They finished in 44.65 for the best time in the third heat and earned the automatic berth in tomorrow’s final.

The men’s 4×100 also made Saturday’s final. Harris, Mitchell II, Becker and Morrow finished in 39.78, which is a season-best time by a Boilermaker 4×100 relay team. They were second in the opening heat but earned a berth in the final with the third-fastest overall time.

Already seventh in school history in the shot put, King improved her mark at No. 7 with a throw of 15.22 meters. It came on her second attempt and bested her previous outdoor collegiate best of 15.17m. King finished 10th overall in the event.

Junior Jessica Bray and sophomore Safin Wills both notched seventh-place finishes. Bray’s came in the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 4.02m. It was tied for the third-best mark of any competitor in the event, though Bray was seventh overall on misses thanks to a third-attempt make.

Wills, the reigning Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, was seventh in the long jump. On his second attempt, he jumped 7.40m.

The Drake Relays conclude on Saturday, with Purdue’s field events at 12:30 p.m. ET and track events at 1:38 p.m. ET. The team’s final race ends at 4:30 p.m. ET.

PURDUE BASEBALL

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – CJ Backer set the tone early by striking out six his first time through the lineup and his teammates pounded out 20 hits for the first time since March 2017 as Purdue baseball rolled past Michigan 18-4 Friday at Alexander Field.

The Boilermakers (24-13, 5-6 B1G) registered season highs for runs and hits. The 18 runs were their most at Alexander Field since May 2018. Seventeen of their 20 hits were singles.

Troy Viola homered to left field in the third and eighth innings as part of a five-RBI night. He joined CJ Valdez as Purdue players with a multi-homer game this season. Jake Jarvis is the other Boilermaker in the three-player group with a 5-RBI game this year. Viola posted Purdue’s first multi-homer game at Alexander Field since Ben Nisle in April 2018 and just the fourth since the ballpark opened in 2013.

Curtis Washington Jr., Evan Albrecht, Paul Toetz, Mike Bolton Jr. and Viola all finished with three hits. That quintet was a combined 15-for-26 to help the Boilermakers score in six of the eight innings in which they batted.

PURDUE SOFTBALL

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A Friday doubleheader at Bittinger Stadium concluded with a walk-off victory for the Purdue softball squad (21-29, 4-14 Big Ten) in 3-2 fashion vs. Rutgers (25-27, 3-16 Big Ten). The win, which not only set a Bittinger Stadium record for most innings played, but also tied the program record (12 innings, set in 2007).

PURDUE WRESTLING

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Purdue freshman Matt Ramos advanced to the finals of the U.S. Open senior division at 57 kg to lead a Boilermaker effort at the South Point Hotel and Casino on Friday. The 2018 Cadet World Champion went 3-0 on the day, becoming the second U.S. Open finalist in the tenure of head coach Tony Ersland.

Ramos opened his day with back-to-back technical falls over Timothy Romero and Dalton Henderson. Ramos built a 6-0 lead on Romero with two takedowns and a leg lace, and followed it up with a four-point move early in the second to finish him off, 10-0. Henderson drew first blood vs. Ramos with a takedown, but Ramos responded with a takedown of his own and then hit five straight leg laces to seal the 12-2 tech.

The semifinal match vs. North Carolina State’s Jakob Camacho as drama filled as the final score was reviewed three times before awarding Ramos the win. The two traded passivity points over the first few minutes and Camacho took a 2-1 midway through the second with a pushout. Ramos retook the lead with a chest wrap to make it 3-2, and then held on to the lead via criteria after a step-out point given to Camacho. The controversy surrounding the match came via a caution +1 call on the step-out, which was awarded, confirmed and then overturned after a lengthy review by the officials.

BUTLER RBASEBALL

NDIANAPOLIS – The Butler baseball team led 7-4 over No. 15 UConn going into the ninth inning, but the Huskies tied it up then used a go-ahead inside the park homerun to win 8-7 Friday afternoon at Bulldog Park in 10 innings.

The Bulldogs (18-24-1, 2-7-1 BIG EAST) had to deal with adversity early as starting pitcher Derek Drees had to leave the game after one inning due to injury. Adrian Vega came on in relief and limited the conference leading Huskies (35-8, 9-1) to three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work. The freshman posted five strikeouts in the game.   

BUTLER SOFTBALL

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler softball team lost the first game of a critical, three-game BIG EAST series with Providence, as both teams are seeking one of the four spots in the upcoming BIG EAST Tournament. The Friars (24-17, 10-9 BIG EAST) scored two runs in the first inning and added one more in the third, building a 3-0 lead that held through five innings. The Bulldogs (27-15, 12-6 BIG EAST) attempted to rally, scoring two in the sixth, but were unable to produce any offense in the seventh.

How It Happened

Providence scored two unearned runs to jump to an early lead in the first inning.

The Friars added one in the third with a home run.

In the sixth, Kaylee Gross and Lauren Fey scored from second and third off a wild pitch and an errant throw. Butler trailed by only one, 2-3.

The Bulldogs were shut down at the plate in the seventh.

Butler Pitching

Karli Ricketts (13-5) started for Butler and took the loss. In 7.0 innings, she allowed five hits, three runs (two unearned), and one walk, while striking out five.

BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL

Prep standout Connor Turnbull has re-confirmed his commitment to Butler. Turnbull, who originally signed with the Bulldogs in November, will arrive at Butler and suit up for the Bulldogs beginning with the 2022-23 season.

The 6-10 Turnbull of Fort Zumwalt North High School earned Class 6 All-State honors from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association in each of the last two seasons.

“Our staff prioritized Connor in our first few weeks on the job at Butler,” said head coach Thad Matta, who returned to Butler as head coach earlier this month. “Connor’s game will certainly develop in the coming years, but he has a diverse set of offensive skills for his size and is a solid rim protector at this stage in his career. Connor’s commitment to Butler has been strong throughout this time of transition and I am confident that he can be impactful as a Bulldog in the coming seasons.”

BALL STATE BASEBALL

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State baseball team welcomed Central Michigan to the Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex on Friday for game one of a four-game series. Game one of the battle between first and second in the Mid-American Conference standings went to the Cardinals. Ball State relied on stellar pitching and timely hitting as BSU claimed a 7-1 victory of CMU.

Tyler Schweitzer improved to 7-2 on the season behind a seven-inning gem. He collected six strikeouts and surrendered just one earned run as he held CMU to just one hit on the day. Sam Klein earned his eighth save of the season in two innings of hitless ball with two strikeouts.

Amir Wright has reached safely in 39 of the 40 games this season. Wright led the Cardinals with a 3-for-4 day at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI. Zach Cole and Nick Powell each produced a three-run home run. Trenton Quartermaine extended his streak of reaching base safely to 16 games.

BALL STATE SOFTBALL

MUNCIE, Ind. – – The Ball State softball team opened senior weekend with a doubleheader split versus Bowling Green Friday afternoon at the Softball Field at First Merchants Ballpark Complex.

After dropping an extra-inning pitchers’ duel in the opener by a score of 2-1 (9), the Cardinals (20-26; 13-9 MAC) rallied for a 7-2 win over the Falcons (26-15; 12-9 MAC) in the nightcap.

With the split, Ball State remains half a game ahead of Bowling Green in the race for one of four spots in the upcoming MAC Tournament which will run May 12-14 at the site of the No. 1 seed.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S BB

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State 11th year head women’s basketball coach Brady Sallee has announced the signing of Sydney Bolden (Loganville, Ga./Loganville High School) who will join the Cardinals for the 2022-23 season.

 Bolden is the fourth addition to the Cardinals 2022-2023 roster and will join a class featuring: Alex Richard (Avon, Ind.) and Sydney Shafer (Albion, Ind.).

 “We hit the jackpot with Sydney Bolden,” Sallee said. “Cardinal Nation is going to see a dynamic, electric, and aggressive player. She can flat out score the ball from anywhere on the floor! I believe she also can be an elite defender for us. Her passion for the game is undeniable and shows through in every second she is on the floor. Sydney is coming to us with a complete arsenal, and we look forward to watching her game explode at this level!”

 Bolden was a highly decorated player for Loganville High School coming to Ball State as a two-time 5A All-State and Walton County Player of the Year honoree. She was tabbed to the all-county team four times and earned all-region accolades three years in a row. 

 Bolden, the region 8-5A Player of the Year, was chosen to play at the Georgia All-Star game after breaking numerous records in steals and free throws at Loganville High School. 

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 12th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (26-10, 11-8) fell behind early and tried to mount a comeback but it was not enough as they fell in the series opener, 7-4, to Boston College (17-26, 4-18) Friday afternoon at Frank Eck Stadium. The Irish faced a 7-1 deficit and battled back with three runs in the eighth but it was not enough as they dropped their first game at home since March 25.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Eagles jumped out in the lead in the top of the fourth. They hit two home runs in the inning and took a 4-0 lead over the Irish.

The Irish got a run back in the bottom of the fourth as Nick Juaire scored on an RBI single to center from Jared Miller.

Boston College scored three more runs in the fifth and extended its lead to 7-1.

The Irish loaded the bases with one out in the sixth and looked to claw away at the Eagles lead. Jared Miller grounded to the pitcher who got the first out at home and tried to turn two but the throw got away and two runs touched home. After a lengthy review, the call was overturned as it was deemed Miller was in the base paths and ruled out to end the inning and the runs did not score.

The Irish tried to mount a comeback in the eighth inning. They scored three runs in the inning to pull within 7-4 heading into the ninth inning. David LaManna got the scoring started with an RBI single to center that scored Jack Zyska. Later in the inning, Juaire scored on a balk and LaManna scored on a sacrifice fly from Jack Brannigan.

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S LAX

The #20 Fighting Irish took down the #7 Duke Blue Devils during the ACC Quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. The Irish downed the Blue Devils 19-11.

Jackie Wolak finished the day with eight points, establishing a new career high, and tied the program record with most assists in a home game (6). Ahern led the team in goals with five on the day. Choma and Howe each tallied four.

Mary Kelly Doherty led the Irish with seven draw controls and Kelly Denes tallied six. Bridget Deehan finished the day with 10 saves.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State was unable to hold off a late Missouri State rally as the Sycamores fell in the first game of the weekend series at Bob Warn Field, 7-6.

Missouri State (20-18, 4-6 MVC) put the first three runners on base in the top of the ninth and all three scored as the Bears overcame a 6-4 Indiana State (21-12, 6-4 MVC) lead to take the series opener. Walker Jenkins brought home the game-winning run with a bases-loaded walk scoring Mason Greer to give the Bears their first lead since the second inning.

The Sycamores mounted a rally of their own in the bottom of the ninth as Tyler Nelson was hit by a pitch and Keegan Watson connected on a two-out single up the middle to put the go-ahead run on base. However, the rally stalled as MSU’s Jake McMahill (S, 1) fielded the final out and touched first ahead of the ISU runner to close out the game.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE BASEBALL

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne opened a three-game series against second place UIC on Friday (April 29) with a 7-3 loss.

JD Deany went 6.0 innings for the Mastodons. While he took the loss and is now 3-2, he settled in late to retire 11 consecutive UIC batters. However, it happened after Cole Conn hit a three-run home run in the third inning for the Flames to put UIC up 6-0.

The ‘Dons got on the board in the fifth when Brian Erbe used an RBI groundout to score Alex Evenson. Evenson started the inning with a single.

The sixth saw the ‘Dons make it a 6-2 game with Evenson involved again.  This time he had a two-out RBI double to knock in Jack Lang.

Purdue Fort Wayne held the Flames off the board before narrowing the gap to 6-3 in the eighth. The Mastodons recorded the run on Ben Higgins’ two-out solo home run off Joey Morris. It is Higgins’ team-best ninth home run of the season.

UIC added one in the ninth to make the final 7-3.

Higgins also had a walk to go with his home run on the day. Lang also had a walk in addition to a double in the first inning.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE SOFTBALL

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne softball got three hits out of Epiphany Hang in a 12-4 loss to the Youngstown State Penguins on Friday (April 29) at Warrior Park.

Lauren McConnell (1-7) got the ball to start for Purdue Fort Wayne (7-37, 6-15) and took the loss.

Hang had three hits on the day, which featured a triple and an RBI. Brooke Wintlend went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Emma McMillan had double and an RBI.

Trailing 1-0, the Mastodons first put runs on the board in the second inning. Wintlend put Purdue Fort Wayne on the board with a leadoff home run off YSU pitcher Elle Buffenbarger.

The game remained tied until the very next inning, when the Mastodons got going again on offense. Purdue Fort Wayne got back-to-back run-scoring doubles from Wintlend and McMillan to pick up a couple of runs, which brought the score to 3-1 in favor of the Mastodons.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s lead had disappeared once the fifth inning came around and turned into a 12-3 Youngstown State advantage. The Mastodons cut that deficit to 12-4 in bottom of the fifth with an RBI single off the bat of Hang.

IUPUI GOLF

INDIANAPOLIS – IUPUI fifth-year senior Amelie Svejda has been voted to the #HLGolf First Team All-League while freshman Sam McWilliams has been chosen as the league’s Freshman of the Year. Svejda collected a fourth career all-league ballot and was voted to the first team for the third time. McWilliams was the Jaguars’ top men’s player all season long en route to the league’s Freshman of the Year honor.

Svejda capped a brilliant IUPUI career as she registered a 75.41 scoring average and .861 winning percentage this past season. She earned five top-10 finishes and finished with two tournament wins in her collegiate career. She ranks No. 2 on the program’s all-time list with a 76.15 career scoring average and No. 3 with a .775 career winning percentage. She’s also third on the program’s all-time list with 103 career rounds played. She’s tied for third on the program’s all-time list with 20 career top-10 finishes and is tied for the program’s all-time lead in rounds of par or better with 18.

McWilliams earned Freshman of the Year honors after posting a team-best 74.96 stroke average and two top-10 finishes. He recorded a .597 winning percentage and had seven rounds of par or better this past season. He was also the lone IUPUI player to compete in all 28 rounds this season.

IUPUI SOFTBALL

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI softball team fell to Green Bay in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon. They lost the first game 11-3 in five innings and dropped the second game 6-3. The Jags finish the three-game series tomorrow when they celebrate senior day starting at 1:00 PM.

EVANSVILLE BASEBALL

EVANSVILLE – Trailing by one run entering the bottom of the ninth, the University of Evansville baseball team struck for a pair of runs, walking-off with a 6-5 win over Bradley in the series opener on Friday night at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

“Offense finally came through when it mattered tonight. Pitching kept us close enough for us to do something special,” said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll on the win. “Their starter is going to be a handful for many years to come so it was great to get a win. Tomorrow is going to be a special day for our program as we honor Jamey Carroll! Can’t wait to see our energy.”

Starter Shane Gray threw seven innings of work on the evening, allowing five runs and striking-out eight. On in relief, Drew Dominik held the Braves in check, going two innings, not allowing a base runner and striking-out three in what would be his third win of the season.

VALPO BASEBALL

The Valparaiso University baseball team had traffic on the bases throughout the evening, but the visiting Beacons stranded 13 in a 4-0 loss to host Southern Illinois on Friday night at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. Valpo received another quality start from Colin Fields (Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville), who took a tough-luck defeat as he was touched for two runs in his sixth and final frame. Valpo outhit SIU 11-8, but the guests were on the wrong end of the column that counts. Alex Thurston (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) enjoyed Valpo’s first five-hit game since 2018.

How It Happened

Southern Illinois put together a major threat in the bottom of the first, but Valpo’s decision to play the infield in paid off as a ground ball to first base turned into an out at the plate, then Fields recorded a strikeout for the final out of the frame.

Valpo had scoring chances in both the second and third innings, but came up empty handed in both instances. The Beacons had runners at first and second with one away in the second, and the bases full with two down in the third. The fourth inning also produced a Beacon scoring chance, but a line-drive double play ended a chance that featured two on with one away.

A game of opportunities on both sides continued in the bottom of the fourth, when SIU had a leadoff double and a runner at third with one away. Fields came up with two clutch strikeouts to strand the runner 90 feet away and keep the game scoreless.

For the fourth straight inning, Valpo had multiple baserunners in the fifth, but once again the Beacons had nothing to show for it as they stranded two.

The Salukis touched Fields for two runs in the bottom of the sixth including back-to-back doubles down the right-field line to start the frame. The two runs in that inning snapped the scoreless tie.

The top of the seventh started with a leadoff triple by Thurston, but he was cut down at the dish on a ground ball to third.

Valpo went to the bullpen in the bottom of the seventh as Nolan Lebamoff (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Carroll [Kankakee]) took over and twirled a perfect frame.

Valpo traffic on the bases continued in the top of the eighth as the Beacons had runners at first and third, but they were left stranded.

SIU tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the eighth to double the lead to four. The inning ended on a double play by Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran) in center as he cut down a runner trying to tag up and score an additional run.

Valpo had runners at first and third in the top of the ninth, but stranded two more.

U OF I WOMEN’S TENNIS

ST. LOUIS, MO. – The University of Indianapolis women’s tennis team took four straight points away from the Rockhurst Hawks in securing it’s ticket to the Great Lakes Valley Conference semifinals on Friday afternoon at the Vetta West Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.

The Hounds kicked off by taking a perfect sweep in doubles with Anna Novikova and Marina Solnyshkina taking a 6-0 win in the No. 1 spot, followed by the two and three’s taking 6-2 wins. With Arina Amaning and Maissane Aik taking the No. 2 win and the No. 3 being Isabella Dunlap and Sofia Sharonova.

In singles, Lea Cakarevic was the first to take a win by not allowing a single point in taking two 6-0 sets in winning er match. Amaning took a 6-2, 6-0 win in the five spot. GLVC Player of the Year, Anna Novikova would close it off for the Hounds in the win, with a 6-2 and 6-0 win.

UP NEXT

The Hounds will play the winner of Drury and Illinois Springfield tomorrow at 1 ET.

U OF I MEN’S LAX

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 5 University of Indianapolis men’s lacrosse team punched their ticket to their fourth consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference title game, downing the fourth-seed Lewis 16-11 on Friday night at Key Stadium.  Drew Billig paced the offense with seven points while Austin Barnett became the program’s winningest goalie.

The Hounds improve to 4-0 all-time against the Flyers.  The five-goal victory is their largest margin of victory.

HOME SWEET KEY

UIndy is currently riding a 29 game win streak at Key Stadium, dating back to March 28, 2018.  The streak is not only the longest in program history, but is also the longest active home streak among all NCAA Divisions.

U OF I MEN’S TENNIS

ST. LOUIS, MO. – The University of Indianapolis men’s tennis team took the first win of the Great Lakes Valley Championship Tournament over the Rockhurst Hawks on Friday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo. on Maryville University’s campus.

In doubles, Jason Gerweck and Pedro Franca were the first to finish in doubles with a 6-1 win over Agustin Cortes and Brain King. Edgar Destouet and Yoann Viel were the next to take the win’s in the No. 2 spot with a 6-3 win to take the first point for the Hounds. Nikolaj Talimaa and Zac Faveri’s match went unfinished.

On the singles side, Zac Faveri took the first win in a pair of 6-2 sets. While All-GLVC First Team honoree’s Talimaa and Destouet were the next two to finish their matches, while Talimaa taking a two 6-3 sets and Destouet taking a 6-2 and 7-6 match.

UP NEXT

The Hounds face off against Southwest Baptist tomorrow 9 a.m. CT.

U OF I WOMEN’S LAX

NDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis women’s lacrosse team kicked off the GLVC championship tournament by downing the four seeded McKendree Bearcats 18-4 on Friday morning on their home turf of Key Stadium.

11 Hounds were able to show offensive strength in scoring on the Bearcats.

MARIAN SOFTBALL

Mount Vernon, Ohio – The Marian softball team split their final road doubleheader of the season Friday afternoon, as they took game one before Mount Vernon Nazarene stole the second act on a 7-6 walk-off. Marian is now 37-8 overall and 27-7 in Crossroads League play.

Marian will complete their regular season on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. as they host Grace College for senior day.

MARIAN BASEBALL

Marion, Ind. – The Marian baseball team lost their series opening doubleheader at Indiana Wesleyan Friday afternoon, falling in game one 9-2 and in game two 11-3. Marian drops to 24-24 overall on the year and 16-18 in Crossroads League play.

Marian will finish their series with Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, with game one scheduled for 1 p.m. in the regular season finale.

INDIANA WESLEYAN BASEBALL

MARION, Ind. – It was a big day at Wildcat Field as head coach Rich Benjamin earned his 500th career win in a sweep versus Marian University on Friday. Benjamin’s 500 career wins are split between Judson University(294), where he coached from 2008 to 2015, and Indiana Wesleyan(206). The Wildcats also broke the team’s single-season home run record which was previously set at 69 in 2019. IWU now has 75 home runs this season led by Evan Salmon with 21, and Lucas Goodin and Denver Blinn with 14 each. The Wildcats swept Marian winning game one 9-2 and game two 11-3.

EARLHAM BASEBALL

RICHMOND – The Earlham College baseball team split a conference doubleheader with Anderson University on Friday afternoon in Sadler Stadium.

The Quakers move to 21-9 (10-4 HCAC) on the season while the Ravens sit at 17-17 (9-4 HCAC).

Earlham retains control of the HCAC lead heading into the weekend with Franklin (8-4) in close pursuit.

The Quakers will travel to Franklin College on Tuesday for a doubleheader with the Grizzlies before concluding their season at Manchester on Saturday at noon. With the schedule change on senior day, the Quaker seniors will be honored at a cookout in Sadler Stadium on Sunday May 8 with their friends and family.

WABASH MEN’S GOLF

Wabash opened the 2022 North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship Friday afternoon by shooting a score of 314 as a team to finish in fourth place heading into Saturday’s second round of competition at the Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield, Ohio.

The Little Giants finished 26 strokes over par and only seven strokes behind third-place Denison University. The Big Red turned in a score of 307 (19-over par).

FRANKLIN SOFTBALL

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College softball team brought the regular season to a close on Friday (Apr. 29) afternoon with two games against the Defiance Yellow Jackets on Senior Day at Behrens Field.

At the conclusion of the day, the Franklin softball program said thank you to seniors Makiah Thomas, Makayla Plymale, Addie Csikos and Samantha Cornelius. The Grizzlies (20-17, 10-6 HCAC) had their home finale spoiled by the Jackets (21-13, 10-6 HCAC), with Defiance winning game one 7-0 and taking game two 2-1.

Up Next

The Grizzlies will take part in the 2022 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Tournament on May 5-7, with a spot in the NCAA Tournament up for grabs.

Franklin will learn their destination, first round opponent and start time at a later date.

TRINE WOMEN’S TRACK

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Trine University women’s track and field program was in action Friday at the Lancer Invitational hosted by Grace College. This is the final meet before the conference championships next week.

Valerie Obear [Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern] highlighted the afternoon with a pair of event wins and a new school record. She set a new high mark in the discus at 44.10 meters (144′ 8.00″) and broke the school record previously held by Amanda Hagar. She also won the hammer throw at 57.26 meters (187′ 10.00″).

Other top finishes in field events included Andrea Rodeheffer [Minster, Ohio / Fort Loramie] with a win in the pole vault (2.95 meters / 9′ 8.00″) and second-place finishes by Madelyn Summers [Kendallville, Ind. / East Noble] in the shot put (11.89 meters / 39′ 0.25″) and Katie Berlew [Fremont, Ind. / Fremont] in the javelin (32.51 meters / 106′ 8.00″).

TRINE MEN’S TRACK

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Trine University men’s track and field team saw eight event wins at the Lancer Invitational on Friday at Grace College.

In field events, Ethan Spahr [Osseo, Mich. / Pittsford] won the triple jump at 12.76 meters (41′ 10.50″) while Alexander Lewis [LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte] was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 13.86 meters (45′ 5.75″) as well as Travis Dowling [Swayzee, Ind. / Oak Hill] in the discus at 42.54 meters (139′ 7.00″).

Jake Gladieux [Oregon, Ohio / Whitmer] topped the leaderboard in both the 110-meter hurdles (14.99 seconds) and 400-meter hurdles (52.37 seconds). Gladieux was also a member of the 4×400-meter relay team which placed second at 3:28.66. Greysen Spohn [Peru, Ind. / Peru], Evan Selby [Lake Villa, Ill. / Lake Villa] and Dominick Giuditta [Machester, Pa. / Northeastern] were also members of the squad. The 4×100-meter relay team of Spohn, Josh Davis [Sterling Heights, Mich. / Sterling Heights], Ben Williams [Farmington Hills, Mich. / Harrison] and Danny Vinson [Berrien Springs, Mich. / Berrien Springs] finished first at 41.77 seconds.

In short events, Davis won the 100-meter dash at 11.11 seconds while Aaron Pike [New Richmond, Ohio / New Richmond] was first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.09 seconds. Williams was a second-place finisher in the other sprint event, the 200-meter dash. He completed the event in 22.08 seconds.

The Thunder had a trio of athletes place third in field events. Spohn placed third in the high jump at 1.90 meters (6′ 2.75″). Williams competed in the long jump and went 6.58 meters (21′ 7.25″), while Jacob Barkey [Waterloo, Ind. / DeKalb] was third in the hammer throw at 50.32 meters (165′ 1.00″).

BETHEL BASEBALL

MISHAWAKA – Bethel Baseball rallied with seven runs after trailing 3-0 to win game one 7-4 in the opener on Friday against Saint Francis before nearly battling back from a 5-1 deficit, plating 3 runs and the putting tying run in scoring position in a 5-4 loss in game two. Thomas Dolan delivered the game-tying and go-ahead hits in the game one victory with four RBI’s on the day.

The Pilot bullpen threw 3.2 innings, allowing three hits and one run, while striking out three and walking two on the day.

With the game one win, Seth Zartman notched his 398th in a Bethel uniform with a chance to earn his 400th win at Bethel with a sweep on Saturday.

After falling behind 5-1 in game two, the Pilots loaded the bases and cleared them on a double by Dominic Deisler, but Alex Stout and Eli MacDonald were both retired quietly to end the game.

NEXT TIME OUT

The Pilots finish the regular season at Jenkins Stadium on Saturday against Saint Francis.

DEPAUW WOMEN’S TENNIS

Gambier, Ohio- The DePauw women’s tennis team improved to 7-12 and advanced to the North Coast Athletic Conference women’s semifinals after defeating the three seed College of Wooster in the quarterfinals 5-2.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead over the Fighting Scots by a walkover in doubles play, but Wooster would tie the match up at one apiece after Otilia Oita and Janaki Jagannathan defeated Ellen Gardner and Kat Wilder 8-7 on number one. DePauw regained the lead heading into singles play when Kiley Shaw and Kate Stanley defeated Cherry Patlolla and Abby Kushner Benson 8-5 at number two.

The Tigers had a commanding 3-1 lead over the Fighting Scots due to another walkover at number six, requiring DePauw to win two to claim the victory over Wooster. At number three, Janaki Jagannathan earned the Fighting Scots second win of the afternoon after defeating Kiley Shaw 6-2, 6-1. Kate Stanley’s 6-0, 6-1 victory at number five over Abi Geremew put the Tigers up 4-2 with three matches still competing. Clinching the win for DePauw was Lindsay Parks, who beat Abby Kushner Benson 7-5, 6-0 at number four.

The Tigers advance to the semifinals, where they will face the Ladies of Kenyon College on Saturday, April 30 at 11 am EDT.

HANOVER WOMEN’S TRACK

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover Panthers turned in a strong showing on day one of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, sitting first overall with 76 points.

Pacing the day one push was freshman Jessie Stenger (Brookville, Ind.) earning All-HCAC accolades setting a new school and conference record in the shot put. The freshman won the event with a stadium record throw of 13.60 meters.

Stenger also won the discus throw with a meet winning toss of 44.03 meters. Teammate, junior Jessica Beckman (Glenwood, Ind.) turned in a runner-up mark with a distance of 41.28 meters while also taking third in the shot put with a toss of 13.23 meters.

In the pole vault, freshman Nina Jazdzewski (Paris, Ky.) captured the top spot with a vault of 3.10 meters. Freshman Ally McGuire (Guilford, Ind.) took third in the event with a height of 2.60 meters.

Senior Brianna Medcalf (Central, Ind.) claimed a runner-up mark in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 38:35.50.

In the long jump, junior Zaleeya Martin (Shelbyville, Ind.) charted a podium finish taking third with a leap of 5.05 meters.

Junior Lydia Lupinski (Zionsville, Ind.) took fourth in the discus with a throw of 34.94 meters.

The final day of competition is set to being at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29 from Alumni Stadium.

HANOVER MEN’S TRACK

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men’s track and field team wrapped up day one of competition on Friday evening as part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action, sitting second overall with 36 points.

Senior Jalen Simmons (Indianapolis, Ind.) opened the 2022 HCAC outdoor meet strong, winning the pole vault with a new school record height of 4.45 meters. Teammate, senior Justin Johnson (Camby, Ind.) claimed a runner-up mark with a vault of 4.25 meters.

In the long jump, freshman Nate Reynolds (Mitchell, Ind.) turned in a fourth place finish with a leap of 6.45 meters.

Sophomore Ethan Weston (Mount Washington, Ky.) turned in a fourth place mark in the 10,000 meter run crossing the finish line in a time of 31:48.24.

The final day of the HCAC Championships are set to begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 30.

HUNTINGTON SOFTBALL

GOSHEN, Ind. – The HU softball team solidified their spot in the Crossroads League tournament by splitting with Goshen (23-25, 13-21) at Ingold Complex Friday afternoon.

Depending how the Foresters fare against tomorrow’s last regular season doubleheader against #RV Mount Vernon, as well as how other matchups around the league go, Ehlers crew could finish anywhere between sixth – eighth in the final CL standings. 

HU (15-30, 13-21) hits the road again, for the third time this week, to face #RV Mount Vernon tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.  

HUNTINGTON BASEBALL

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Forester baseball team dropped both games, 13-0, 17-16, Friday afternoon in the first of two doubleheaders at Mount Vernon.

MVNU, currently sitting atop the league standings, flexed their offensive muscle to which Huntington couldn’t match in the first game after which the Foresters came up just short in the nightcap where the final score resembled more of a football than baseball score.

The Cougars (33-14, 26-8) needed just seven hits while taking advantage of eight walks and three hit batters to find home 13 times in the opener while HU managed just two hits at the bat of Daniel Lichty and Ian McCutcheon. It’s the third time this season Frame’s crew has been shutout.

ST. FRANCIS BASEBALL

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On Friday afternoon, the University of Saint Francis Cougars (26-24; 15-19 Crossroads) traveled to Mishawaka, Indiana for the final four-game series of the regular season when they faced the Bethel University Pilots (23-27; 17-17 Crossroads) in a doubleheader and split the two games falling 7-4 in the opener before prevailing 5-4 in the finale.

The Cougars and Pilots will wrap up their series on Saturday with a doubleheader in Mishawaka beginning at 1:00 pm.

IU SOUTHEAST BASEBALL

MIDWAY, Ky. – The No. 18 ranked IU Southeast baseball team defeated Midway 12-6 on Friday, securing a three-game sweep over the Eagles.

IU Southeast wasted little time getting the offense going as the Grenadiers had runners on second and third with one out just three batters into the game. Marco Romero delivered a two-run double to give IU Southeast a 2-0 lead, and an RBI groundout by Brandon Boxer extended the lead to 3-0.

Clay Woeste led off the top of the third inning with a solo home run, putting the Grenadiers ahead 4-0. Back-to-back doubles by Marco Romero and Brandon Boxer put IU Southeast ahead 5-0. Ben Berenda followed with an RBI single to make it 6-0.

A fielding error by IU Southeast gave Midway their first run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Grenadiers still maintained a 6-1 lead headed into the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Midway started to chip away at the Grenadier lead. The Eagles loaded the bases with one out in the inning and scored their second run of the game on a bases loaded walk. An RBI groundout made it 6-3, and a two-out single narrowed the Grenadier lead to 6-5.

The top of the eighth began with a Trevor Campbell walk and a Derek Wagner single. Marco Romero delivered again for the Grenadiers, driving home Campbell with an RBI single to make it 7-5 IU Southeast. Brandon Boxer loaded the bases with a bunt single, and Ben Berenda added an RBI with a groundout.

Tyler Mills made it 10-5 Grenadiers with a two-run double, and Trevor MacDonald extended the lead to 11-5 with an RBI triple. Clay Woeste capped off the six-run eighth inning with an RBI single to make it 12-5 IU Southeast.

SOUTHERN INDIANA BASEBALL

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Baseball broke a six-game losing streak with a 12-9 win over Missouri University of Science & Technology Friday afternoon at the USI Baseball Field. The Screaming Eagles go to 16-26 overall and 5-12 GLVC, while the Miners are 17-21, 5-12 GLVC.

Up Next for the Eagles:

USI and Missouri S&T continues the four-game series with a 2 p.m. doubleheader Saturday at the USI Baseball Field. The Eagles will honor the 2010 NCAA II National Championship team prior to the start of the doubleheader.

The series is set to conclude Sunday when USI celebrates Senior Day prior to a noon first pitch.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1887       In the first game played at their new ballpark, which will become known as the Baker Bowl, the Quakers beat the Giants, 19-10. Philadelphia’s newest venue, located at the corner of Broad and Huntingdon Street Park, replaces Recreation Park, the team’s only home since the franchise’s start four seasons ago.

1887       In front of nearly 10,000 at Pittsburgh’s Recreation Park, the Alleghenys play their first game in the National League, defeating the defending league-champion Chicago White Stockings, 6-2. The former American Association team, who will become known as the Pirates in 1891, will post a 55-69 record, finishing in sixth place in the eight-team circuit.

1903       The Highlanders (to be renamed the Yankees) beat Washington, 6-2, in the first game ever played at Hilltop Park. The fourth-place club will compile a remarkable 41-26 record at home in their inaugural season in New York.

1922       Charlie Robertson, in only his fourth career start, becomes the third modern pitcher to throw a perfect no-hit, no-run game when he beats the Tigers at Navin Field, 2-0. The White Sox hurler, thanks to Johnny Mostil’s two outstanding catches in the outfield, is also the fourth modern-era rookie to throw a no-hitter.

1938       Ending his holdout and benched for a week upon his return, Joe DiMaggio plays his first game but leaves in the seventh inning after colliding with second baseman Joe Gordon, sending both non-seriously hurt players to the hospital. Tomorrow, the Yankee Clipper is back at the Griffith Stadium, en route to collecting 19 hits, ten for extra bases, in his first 40 at-bats.

1939       At Yankee Stadium, Lou Gehrig’s streak and career come to an end as the ‘Iron Horse’ plays his final game, going 0-for-4 in a 3-2 loss to the Senators. The ailing Yankees first baseman, who has only four hits this season, played in 2,130 consecutive games and compiled a .340 batting average with 490 home runs during his 17 Hall of Fame seasons with the Yankees.

1940       The Dodgers tie the major league mark for consecutive wins from the beginning of the season with style as James ‘Tex’ Carleton no-hits the Reds, 3-0, for the team’s ninth straight victory since Opening Day.

1944       In the first game of a doubleheader split, first baseman Phil Weintraub gets 11 RBIs, and player-manager Mel Ott scores six runs, drawing five walks in the Giants’ 26-8 rout of the Dodgers. Brooklyn wins the nightcap 5-4 in a game shortened due to darkness.

1946       In the game he considers his biggest thrill in baseball, Indians’ right-hander Bob Feller, en route to striking out 11 batters, throws his second career no-hitter, edging the Yankees at the Stadium, 1-0. Frankie Hayes’ home run in the top of the ninth inning proves to be the difference.

1951       The Indians deal Minnie Minoso to the White Sox as part of a three-team trade that also involves the A’s. Dave Philley, Gus Zernial, Paul Lehner, Lou Brissie, Ray Murray, and Sam Zoldak will be the other players also changing their uniforms in the seven-player deal.

1952       In his final at-bat before leaving to fight in the Korean War, Ted Williams hits a game-winning, two-run home run to beat Dizzy Trout and the Tigers, 5-3. Fittingly, the Fenway faithful was there to celebrate Ted Williams Day.

1958       Ted Williams collects his 1,000th extra-base hit when he homers off Ned Garver in the ninth inning in Boston’s 11-4 loss to Kansas City at Fenway Park. The ‘Splendid Splinter’ is the tenth major leaguer to accomplished the feat.

1961       At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Willie Mays slams four homers in one game, with all of the round-trippers traveling over 400 feet. The San Francisco slugger is on deck when the third out ends the Giants’ ninth inning in their eventual 14-4 win over the Braves.

1966       Rick Reichardt hits two eighth-inning home runs in the Angels’ 16-9 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The California rookie will be sidelined later in the season with a kidney ailment, and the 23-year-old outfielder will have to have the organ removed.

1967       The Tigers are no-hit by Oriole pitchers Steve Barber and Stu Miller, but still manage to win the game, 2-1. An error by Baltimore’s shortstop Mark Belanger allows the eventual winning run to score in the top of the ninth inning.

1969       Jim Maloney strikes out 13 batters en route to no-hitting the Astros at Crosley Field. The 10-0 victory is the Reds hurler’s third no-hitter of his career.

1970       Billy Williams becomes the first National Leaguer to play in 1000 consecutive games. The Cubs’ outfielder streak, which started in 1962, will end in two seasons after the future Hall of Famer plays in 1,117 straight contests, setting a National League record.

1974       After trying to lay down a bunt, Doug Griffin is knocked unconscious by a Nolan Ryan fastball, resulting in the Red Sox second baseman missing two months of the season with a concussion and suffering temporary hearing loss. The beaning, which most likely led to the premature end to the Boston infielder’s career, makes the Angel right-hander rethink his role as an intimidator on the mound.

1983       The Diablos beat the Beaumont Golden Gators, 35-21, the largest total of tallies ever scored in a single game in Texas League history. El Paso outfielder Mike Felder, collecting only two hits, contributes to the victory when he drives in nine runs with a grand slam, a three-run home run, a sacrifice fly, and a sacrifice bunt.

1988       Dave Winfield ties the major league RBI record for April established by Dodger infielder Ron Cey in 1977 and matched by Dale Murphy of the Braves in 1985. The right fielder, who reached base at least once in every game, drives in his 28th and 29th runs of the month when the Yankees’ 15-3 rout Texas in New York.

1988       Reds’ manager Pete Rose will be suspended for thirty days and fined $10,000 for pushing Dave Pallone after the umpire makes a delayed call that allows the eventual winning run to score in the team’s 6-5 loss to the Mets at Riverfront Stadium. The Cincinnati skipper shoves the first base ump twice after claiming he was poked in the face, a charge the arbitrator denies, and one never substantiated by major league baseball.

1989       The Blue Jays trade Jesse Barfield to the Yankees for southpaw Al Leiter. The slugging right fielder, who led the league with 40 homers in 1986, will bat only .231 with 62 dingers in his four years with New York, and Toronto’s new left-hander will compile a 26-24 record during his seven years north of the border.

1990       Mark Lemke hits a grounder to second baseman Gregg Jefferies, who lobs the ball to David Cone, the pitcher covering first base. When umpire Charlie Williams gives the safe sign, the Mets starter completely meltdowns and begins vehemently arguing the call, oblivious of the two Braves’ runners crossing the plate to score.

1993       With a 7-6 victory in Los Angeles, the Phillies complete their best April in franchise history, finishing the month with a 17-5 record. Philadelphia, which won eight of its first nine decisions, will collect 97 wins en route to their first National League East title since 1982.

1996       In the Pirates’ 10-7 victory over Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium, Jeff King hit two homers in one inning for the second time in his career. The Pittsburgh first baseman joins Andre Dawson and Willie McCovey as the only major leaguers to have accomplished the rare feat twice.

1997       Mark McGwire’s third-inning two-run blast dents the Jacobs Field scoreboard in the team’s 11-9 victory over the Indians. A scientist determines the ball hit by the A’s slugger would have traveled a distance of 533 feet if unimpeded by the Budweiser sign in left field.

1997       The Braves win their 19th game of the month with a 12-3 rout of the Reds at Cinergy Field. Atlanta’s victory establishes a new major league mark for the most wins in April.

1999       During a game against the Yankees, a group of Kansas City Royals fans, frustrated with the economic disparity in baseball, throw fake dollar bills onto the field and turn their backs each time the opponents take their at-bats. The Kauffman Stadium faithful, carrying signs which specifically blame the problem on the Bronx Bombers, walkout en masse after the fifth inning.

2000       Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson beats the Cubs, 6-0, becoming only the third pitcher in baseball history to win six games in April. The “Big Unit’ joins A’s hurlers Vida Blue (1971) and Dave Stewart (1988) as the only other pitchers to accomplish the feat.

2000       Cardinals Mark McGwire and Jim Edmonds go deep, helping St. Louis finish the month of April with 55 home runs, tying the National League mark for homers hit by a team in a month. The Redbirds share the record with the 1947 New York Giants, whose sluggers included Johnny Mize, Willard Marshall, and Walker Cooper.

2002       Al Leiter becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to record wins over all of the thirty big-league franchises in existence since 1901. The Mets southpaw earns the victory as New York routs the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark, 10-1.

2003       With a 6-1 decision over the Reds, Roger Clemens becomes the first Astros pitcher to win five games in April. The ‘Rocket’ will be named National League pitcher of the month and will win his seventh Cy Young Award this season.

2005       Bud Selig asks the players to agree to a 50-game suspension for the first offense, a 100-game suspension for the second offense, and a lifelong ban after the third offense for the use of steroids. In addition to the harsher three-strike rule, the commissioner also is seeking a ban on amphetamines.

2005       With an enthusiastic RFK crowd chanting “Let’s go, ground crew,” the inexperienced group puts on quite a show of ineptitude when they struggle to put the tarp on a very soggy field during the second rain delay of the rain-shortened 5-3 victory over the Mets. New York files a protest after the game is called off at the bottom of the eighth, claiming the field became unplayable due to Washington’s inability to cover the ground during the 37-minute stoppage of play.

2008       The Phillies shatter their team home run mark for April when Chase Utley hits the team’s 39th dinger of the month in the team’s 4-2 loss to San Diego at Citizens Bank Park. The eventual World Champions had established the previous record of 29 set in 2006.

2008       The Cardinals and Cubs both set a franchise record for the most victories in April. The Redbirds beat the Reds, 5-2, for their 18th win of the month, and Chicago takes their 17th game, routing the Brewers, 19-5, at Wrigley Field.

2008       On the first pitch he sees from Astros reliever Dave Borkowski, Micah Owings pinch hits a two-out, two-run home run in the sixth inning, tying the game at 7. The Arizona hurler, who is 4-0 with a 3.68 ERA, becomes the first pitcher to hit a homer in the role of pinch-hitter since Brooks Kieschnick of the Brewers went deep off of the Diamondbacks’ Matt Mantei in 2004.

2008       Julio Franco, the oldest player to homer in the major leagues, announces his retirement from professional baseball, leaving the Quintana Roo Tigres of the Mexican League. The 49-year-old Dominican compiled a .298 average, collected 2,586 hits, and hit 173 homers during his 23-year tenure with eight big-league teams, including the Phillies, Indians, Rangers, White Sox, Brewers, Rays, Braves, and Mets.

2009       In their 8-6 victory over the Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals turn six double plays to tie a 1972 team record. Last week against the Indians, the team hit into six twin killings themselves in Cleveland.

2010       With more than twenty-five percent of its membership born outside of the United States, the MLB players’ union condemns Arizona’s new law that requires proof of identity for any state or local official to inspect who is suspicious of a person’s immigration status. Michael Weiner, the head of the MLBPA, said the organization would consider “additional steps” if the edict remains as stated without modifications.

2010       Mariano Rivera ties Eric Gagne’s major league mark when he gets his 51st consecutive save at home, working a perfect ninth inning in the Yankees’ 6-4 victory over Chicago. The Panamanian closer also fans two batters to move ahead of Roger Clemens for 10th on the team’s all-time strikeout list with 1,015.

2011       The Indians pay tribute to John Adams, renowned for firing up the Cleveland crowd by banging on his bass drum in centerfield. To celebrate his 3000th game in attendance, which occurred a few days ago, their long-time fan swings at the ceremonial first pitch with his drum, dribbling a foul ball down the first baseline, much to the large crowd’s delight.

2012       When Brett Myers faces his first batter in the ninth inning, the Houston closer becomes the seventh different pitcher to face seven consecutive Mets, a major league first. After taking out Bud Norris, the team’s starting pitcher, Astro manager Brad Mills proceeds to summon Wilton Lopez, Wesley Wright, Brandon Lyon, Fernando Abad, and Fernando Rodriguez to face one batter each in the team’s 4-3 victory at Citi Field.

2012       After drilling three home runs, Ryan Braun strokes a triple in his final at-bat in the Brewers’ 8-3 victory over San Diego at Petco Park. The Milwaukee left fielder, whose 15 total bases drive in six runs, is the first player to homer three times and hit a three-bagger in the same game since Fred Lynn accomplished the feat in 1975 with the Red Sox.

2019       Thirty-eight-year-old Yankee southpaw CC Sabathia becomes the 17th major league hurler to record his 3,000th strikeout when he whiffs John Ryan Murphy swinging on an 84-mph changeup to end the second inning of the team’s 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks. The Chase Field crowd gives the 19-year veteran a standing ovation for reaching the milestone as his teammates come out of the dugout to congratulate him.

TV SATURDAY

BOXINGTIME ETTV
JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS: SHAKUR STEVENSON VS. OSCAR VALDEZ10:00PMESPN
COLLEGE BASEBALLTIME ETTV
ALABAMA AT SOUTH CAROLINA12:00PMSECN
BOSTON COLLEGE AT NOTRE DAME1:00PMACCN
MIAMI AT GEORGIA TECH4:00PMESPNU
TCU AT FLORIDA STATE6:00PMACCN
AUBURN AT TENNESSEE7:00PMSECN
MISSISSIPPI AT ARKANSAS8:00PMESPN2
SANTA CLARA AT SAN DIEGO8:00PMESPNU
COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
FLORIDA AT LSU12:00PMESPN2
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT KENTUCKY3:00PMSECN
VIRGINIA AT LOUISVILLE4:00PMACCN
MINNESOTA AT MICHIGAN4:00PMBTN
TEXAS A&M AT MISSOURI5:00PMSECN
GOLFTIME ETTV
EUROPEAN: CATALUNYA CHAMPIONSHIP8:00AMGOLF
PGA: MEXICO OPEN1:00PMGOLF
PGA: MEXICO OPEN3:00PMGOLF
LPGA: PALOS VERDES CHAMPIONSHIP6:00PMGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
ARIZONA AT ST. LOUIS2:15PMBALLY SPORTS
HOUSTON AT TORONTO3:07PMATTSN-SW
SPORTSNET
LA ANGELS AT CHI. WHITE SOX4:05PMFS1
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CHI
WASHINGTON AT SAN FRANCISCO4:05PMNBCS-BAY
NBCS-WSH
CLEVELAND AT OAKLAND4:07PMNBCS-CA
BALLY SPORTS
MINNESOTA AT TAMPA BAY4:10PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS
SEATTLE AT MIAMI6:10PMROOT SPORTS
BALLY SPORTS
SAN DIEGO AT PITTSBURGH6:35PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-PIT
ATLANTA AT TEXAS7:05PMBALLY SPORTS
BOSTON AT BALTIMORE7:05PMNESN
MASN/2
CHI. CUBS AT MILWAUKEE7:10PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
NY YANKEES AT KANSAS CITY7:10PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
PHILADELPHIA AT NY METS7:10PMFS1
NBCS-PHI
SNY
CINCINNATI AT COLORADO8:10PMMLBN
ATTSN-RM
BALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT LA DODGERS10:10PMMLBN
SPORTSNET
BALLY SPORTS
MMATIME ETTV
BANTAMWEIGHTS: ROB FONT VS. MARLON VERA7:00PMESPN
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
XFINITY: A-GAME 2001:30PMFS1
NFLTIME ETTV
NFL DRAFT ROUND 4-712:00PMESPN
SOCCERTIME ETTV
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: NEWCASTLE UNITED VS LIVERPOOL7:30AMUSA
LA LIGA: DEPORTIVO ALAVÉS VS VILLARREAL8:00AMESPN+
SERIE A: NAPOLI VS SASSUOLO9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
SERIE A: CAGLIARI VS HELLAS VERONA9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
BUNDESLIGA: MAINZ 05 VS BAYERN MÜNCHEN9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: ARMINIA BIELEFELD VS HERTHA BSC9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: AUGSBURG VS KÖLN9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: STUTTGART VS WOLFSBURG9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS BOCHUM9:30AMESPN+
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: WATFORD VS BURNLEY10:00AMUSA
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: SOUTHAMPTON VS CRYSTAL PALACE10:00AMPEACOCK
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS VS BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION10:00AMPEACOCK
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: ASTON VILLA VS NORWICH CITY10:00AMPEACOCK
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: ASTON VILLA VS NORWICH CITY10:00AMCNBC
LA LIGA: REAL MADRID VS ESPANYOL10:15AMESPN+
LIGUE 1: LENS VS NANTES11:00AMBEIN SPORTS
SERIE A: SAMPDORIA VS GENOA12:00PMPARAMOUNT+
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: LEEDS UNITED VS MANCHESTER CITY12:30PMNBC
LA LIGA: VALENCIA VS LEVANTE12:30PMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: HOFFENHEIM VS FREIBURG12:30PMESPN+
MLS: HOUSTON DYNAMO VS AUSTIN1:30PMUNIMAS
SERIE A: SPEZIA VS LAZIO2:45PMPARAMOUNT+
LIGUE 1: RENNES VS SAINT-ÉTIENNE3:00PMBEIN SPORTS
LA LIGA: ATHLETIC CLUB VS ATLÉTICO MADRID3:00PMESPN+
MLS: TORONTO FC VS CINCINNATI3:00PMESPN+
MLS: REAL SALT LAKE VS LA GALAXY3:30PMUNIVISION
BRASILEIRÃO: CEARÁ VS RB BRAGANTINO3:30PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: AMÉRICA MINEIRO VS ATHLETICO-PR3:30PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: CF MONTRÉAL VS ATLANTA UNITED4:00PMESPN+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: VÉLEZ SARSFIELD VS TIGRE4:30PMPARAMOUNT+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: RACING CLUB VS BANFIELD4:30PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: GOIÁS VS ATLÉTICO MINEIRO5:30PMPARAMOUNT+
LIGA MX: QUERÉTARO VS JUÁREZ6:00PMTUDN
NWSL: PORTLAND THORNS VS KANSAS CITY CURRENT6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: CUIABÁ VS ATLÉTICO GOIANIENSE6:30PMPARAMOUNT+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: BOCA JUNIORS VS BARRACAS CENTRAL7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: ARSENAL VS COLÓN7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: COLUMBUS CREW VS DC UNITED7:30PMESPN+
MLS: ORLANDO CITY SC VS CHARLOTTE7:30PMESPN+
MLS: NEW ENGLAND VS INTER MIAMI7:30PMESPN+
MLS: CHICAGO FIRE VS NEW YORK RB8:00PMESPN+
LIGA MX: ATLAS VS TIGRES UANL8:00PMTUDN
NWSL: CHICAGO RED STARS VS RACING LOUISVILLE FC8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: SPORTING KC VS DALLAS8:30PMESPN+
MLS: COLORADO RAPIDS VS PORTLAND TIMBERS9:00PMESPN+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: SARMIENTO VS RIVER PLATE9:30PMPARAMOUNT+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: LANÚS VS INDEPENDIENTE9:30PMPARAMOUNT+
LIGA MX: AMÉRICA VS CRUZ AZUL10:00PMUNIVISION
USFLTIME ETTV
TAMPA BAY VS. HOUSTON4:00PMFOX
PITTSBURGH VS. MICHIGAN8:00PMFOX

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES146.70010 – 34 – 38 – 56 – 10 – 09 – 1W 7
TORONTO138.6191.57 – 46 – 47 – 40 – 06 – 47 – 3L 1
TAMPA BAY128.60029 – 53 – 35 – 12 – 23 – 47 – 3W 3
BOSTON912.4295.53 – 46 – 85 – 94 – 30 – 03 – 7W 1
BALTIMORE614.30083 – 43 – 102 – 80 – 03 – 43 – 7L 5
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA119.5508 – 43 – 52 – 37 – 22 – 27 – 3L 1
CLEVELAND812.40033 – 35 – 90 – 35 – 21 – 43 – 7W 1
KANSAS CITY711.38935 – 62 – 50 – 17 – 60 – 34 – 6L 1
CHI WHITE SOX712.3683.55 – 52 – 72 – 13 – 92 – 21 – 9L 2
DETROIT613.3164.54 – 82 – 52 – 43 – 60 – 02 – 8L 6
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA ANGELS147.6678 – 56 – 21 – 25 – 06 – 58 – 2W 6
HOUSTON119.5502.52 – 49 – 52 – 20 – 08 – 65 – 5W 4
SEATTLE119.5502.57 – 24 – 71 – 26 – 44 – 26 – 4L 3
OAKLAND1010.5003.54 – 46 – 67 – 40 – 11 – 25 – 5L 1
TEXAS614.3007.52 – 94 – 51 – 20 – 05 – 94 – 6L 4
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS156.7146 – 29 – 46 – 22 – 17 – 37 – 3W 1
MIAMI118.57935 – 36 – 58 – 21 – 21 – 27 – 3W 6
ATLANTA1011.47656 – 74 – 42 – 44 – 33 – 45 – 5W 2
PHILADELPHIA1011.47658 – 52 – 62 – 61 – 25 – 26 – 4L 1
WASHINGTON715.3188.53 – 114 – 43 – 71 – 33 – 52 – 8W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE147.6676 – 38 – 42 – 110 – 40 – 18 – 2W 4
ST. LOUIS118.57925 – 46 – 43 – 36 – 41 – 15 – 5L 1
CHI CUBS812.4005.54 – 64 – 61 – 24 – 62 – 22 – 8L 2
PITTSBURGH812.4005.54 – 64 – 63 – 15 – 100 – 13 – 7L 4
CINCINNATI317.15010.51 – 72 – 102 – 21 – 20 – 111 – 9L 4
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS136.6847 – 16 – 52 – 14 – 04 – 56 – 4W 1
SAN DIEGO147.6676 – 48 – 32 – 27 – 05 – 58 – 2W 4
SAN FRANCISCO137.6500.55 – 48 – 36 – 51 – 02 – 16 – 4L 2
COLORADO119.5502.57 – 44 – 52 – 53 – 22 – 14 – 6W 1
ARIZONA912.42955 – 74 – 54 – 61 – 13 – 46 – 4W 1

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT

NHL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
1 XYZ-FLORIDA PANTHERS82581861225534024634-7-024-11-67-3-0
2 XY-CAROLINA HURRICANES82542081165327820229-8-425-12-48-2-0
3 X-TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS82542171155131525331-8-223-13-57-2-1
4 X-NEW YORK RANGERS82522461104825420727-10-425-14-26-4-0
5 X-TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING82512381104928723327-8-624-15-27-3-0
6 X-PITTSBURGH PENGUINS824625111034327222923-13-523-12-65-4-1
7 X-BOSTON BRUINS82512651074925522026-13-225-13-36-4-0
8 X-WASHINGTON CAPITALS824426121003927524519-16-625-10-64-4-2
NEW YORK ISLANDERS82373510843523123720-16-517-19-53-6-1
10 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS8237387813326230021-15-516-23-24-5-1
11 BUFFALO SABRES82323911752923229017-18-615-21-56-4-0
12 DETROIT RED WINGS82324010742923031218-16-714-24-34-6-0
13 OTTAWA SENATORS8233427733022726615-22-418-20-37-2-1
14 NEW JERSEY DEVILS8227469632424830716-20-511-26-42-5-3
15 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS82254611612421129814-21-611-25-52-8-0
16 MONTREAL CANADIENS82224911551922131911-26-411-23-72-8-0
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
1 XYZ-COLORADO AVALANCHE82561971195231223432-5-424-14-34-5-1
2 XY-CALGARY FLAMES825021111114829320825-9-725-12-46-2-2
3 X-MINNESOTA WILD82532271134831025331-8-222-14-58-1-1
4 X-ST. LOUIS BLUES824922111094731124226-10-523-12-67-2-1
5 X-EDMONTON OILERS82492761044429025228-12-121-15-57-2-1
6 X-LOS ANGELES KINGS82442711994023923621-16-423-11-76-3-1
7 X-DALLAS STARS8246306984123824627-10-419-20-25-3-2
8 X-NASHVILLE PREDATORS8245307974126625225-14-220-16-54-4-2
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS8243318943926624822-15-421-16-44-2-4
10 VANCOUVER CANUCKS82403012923724923620-14-720-16-56-2-2
11 WINNIPEG JETS81383211873624825422-15-316-17-85-4-1
12 SAN JOSE SHARKS82323713772921426418-18-514-19-83-4-3
13 ANAHEIM DUCKS82313714762723227117-19-514-18-93-5-2
14 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS82284212682221929114-21-614-21-64-5-1
15 SEATTLE KRAKEN8127486602421328116-22-311-26-34-6-0
16 ARIZONA COYOTES8225507572420731311-27-314-23-43-5-2
 

EIGHT TEAMS IN EACH CONFERENCE QUALIFY FOR THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF FORMAT.  THE TOP THREE TEAMS FROM EACH DIVISION MAKE UP THE FIRST SIX SPOTS.   THE TWO REMAINING TEAMS WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS, REGARDLESS OF DIVISION, QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL TWO WILD CARD SPOTS.  X – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT, Y – CLINCHED DIVISION, Z – CLINCHED CONFERENCE