INDIANA HIGH SCHOLL FOOTBALL WEEK 6
ADAMS CENTRAL (5-0) AT SOUTH ADAMS (4-1)
ALEXANDRIA (4-1) AT MISSISSINEWA (2-3)
ANDREAN (3-2) AT HOBART (3-2)
ATTICA (0-5) AT NORTH VERMILLION (2-3)
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (2-3) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (1-4)
BENTON CENTRAL (3-2) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (5-0)
BLACKFORD (1-4) AT EASTBROOK (3-2)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (4-1) AT SOUTHPORT (0-5)
BLUFFTON (3-2) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (0-5)
BOONE GROVE (2-3) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (5-0)
BOONVILLE (3-2) AT MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (4-1)
BREMEN (2-3) AT JOHN GLENN (3-2)
BROWN COUNTY (0-5) AT GREENCASTLE (2-3)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (0-5) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (0-5)
CARMEL (3-2) AT NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-5)
CARROLL (FLORA) (5-0) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-4)
CASTLE (4-1) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (5-0)
CENTERVILLE (4-1) AT NORTHEASTERN (4-1)
CHARLESTOWN (4-1) AT SCOTTSBURG (0-5)
CHURUBUSCO (3-2) AT FREMONT (2-3)
CLINTON CENTRAL (0-5) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (3-2)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (4-1) AT DELPHI (1-4)
COLUMBUS EAST (3-2) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (2-3)
CONNERSVILLE (4-1) AT SPEEDWAY (3-2)
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (3-2) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (3-2)
COVINGTON (1-4) AT PARKE HERITAGE (1-4)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (2-3) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (2-3)
CROWN POINT (5-0) AT VALPARAISO (4-1)
CULVER ACADEMY (1-4) AT NORTH JUDSON (5-0)
DANVILLE (2-3) AT SOUTHMONT (5-0)
DECATUR CENTRAL (2-3) AT PLAINFIELD (2-3)
DELTA (3-2) AT NEW CASTLE (1-4)
EAST CENTRAL (4-1) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (5-0)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (1-4) AT HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-1)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-4) AT NORTH HARRISON (3-2)
ELKHART (4-1) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (2-3)
EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-4) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (3-2)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (1-4) AT VINCENNES LINCOLN (3-2)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (3-2) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (3-2)
FAIRFIELD (4-1) AT ANGOLA (3-2)
FISHERS (3-2) AT AVON (0-5)
FOREST PARK (1-4) AT SOUTH SPENCER (2-3)
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (2-3) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (3-2)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (2-3) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (1-4)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (3-2) AT HOMESTEAD (3-2)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (4-1) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-3)
FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-5) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-0)
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (2-3) AT SEEGER (3-2)
FRANKLIN (3-2) AT MOORESVILLE (5-0)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-3) AT NOBLESVILLE (2-3)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-4) AT GREENSBURG (1-4)
FRANKTON (2-3) AT OAK HILL (5-0)
FRONTIER (2-3) AT NORTH NEWTON (0-4)
GARRETT (0-5) AT WEST NOBLE (4-1)
GIBSON SOUTHERN (5-0) AT HERITAGE HILLS (3-2)
GOSHEN (1-4) AT CONCORD (2-3)
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (4-1) AT NEW PALESTINE (5-0)
GREENWOOD (1-4) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (1-4)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (1-0) AT EDINBURGH (4-1)
GRIFFITH (1-4) AT CALUMET (5-0)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (3-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (3-2)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (3-2) AT TWIN LAKES (1-4)
HAMMOND NOLL (0-4) AT RIVER FOREST (3-2)
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (4-1) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (4-1)
HERITAGE (3-2) AT LAPEL (2-3)
HIGHLAND (1-4) AT MUNSTER (3-2)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (2-3) AT DEKALB (1-4)
INDIAN CREEK (3-2) AT EDGEWOOD (1-4)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (3-1) AT HAMMOND MORTON (0-5)
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (5-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (5-0)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (5-0) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (3-1)
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-3) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (3-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (1-4) AT ANDERSON (2-3)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (0-5) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (1-3)
JASPER (2-3) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-5)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (4-1) AT LOWELL (2-3)
LAKE CENTRAL (3-2) AT MICHIGAN CITY (1-4)
LAKELAND (2-3) AT CENTRAL NOBLE (2-3)
LAVILLE (5-0) AT KNOX (3-2)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (3-2) AT CENTER GROVE (4-1)
LAWRENCE NORTH (2-3) AT BEN DAVIS (3-2)
LAWRENCEBURG (4-1) AT BATESVILLE (2-3)
LEO (3-2) AT BELLMONT (0-5)
LEWIS CASS (5-0) AT WESTERN (2-3)
LINTON-STOCKTON (5-0) AT NORTH DAVIESS (4-1)
LOGANSPORT (4-1) AT MARION (0-5)
MADISON-GRANT (4-1) AT ELWOOD (0-5)
MCCUTCHEON (1-4) AT KOKOMO (5-0)
MERRILLVILLE (4-1) AT LAPORTE (1-4)
MILAN (2-3) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (3-2)
MISHAWAKA (5-0) AT WARSAW (4-1)
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-3) AT PENN (3-2)
MITCHELL (1-4) AT MADISON (2-3)
MONROE CENTRAL (2-2) AT WES-DEL (0-5)
MONROVIA (2-3) AT BEECH GROVE (2-3)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (2-3) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (2-3)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-5) AT RICHMOND (0-5)
NEW ALBANY (1-4) AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH (2-3)
NEW HAVEN (2-3) AT COLUMBIA CITY (4-1)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (1-3) AT PARK TUDOR (4-1)
NORTH MIAMI (3-2) AT MACONAQUAH (4-1)
NORTH PUTNAM (1-4) AT CASCADE (2-3)
NORTH WHITE (2-2) AT CASTON (0-5)
NORTHFIELD (2-3) AT WABASH (1-4)
NORTHWOOD (5-0) AT PLYMOUTH (0-5)
NORWELL (5-0) AT EAST NOBLE (3-2)
OWEN VALLEY (5-0) AT SULLIVAN (3-2)
PAOLI (3-2) AT EASTERN GREENE (1-4)
PERRY CENTRAL (4-1) AT CLARKSVILLE (2-3)
PERU (2-3) AT ROCHESTER (4-1)
PHALEN ACADEMY (0-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (2-2)
PIKE CENTRAL (0-5) AT NORTH KNOX (2-3)
PIONEER (2-3) AT TRITON (4-1)
PORTAGE (1-4) AT CHESTERTON (1-4)
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (1-4) AT EASTSIDE (3-2)
PROVIDENCE (4-0) AT HOLY CROSS (KY.)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (3-2) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (3-2)
RUSHVILLE (2-3) AT NORTH DECATUR (5-0)
SALEM (1-4) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (2-3)
SEYMOUR (3-2) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (4-1)
SHELBYVILLE (1-4) AT YORKTOWN (4-1)
SHENANDOAH (2-3) AT HAGERSTOWN (4-1)
SILVER CREEK (3-2) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-4)
SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-4) AT NEW PRAIRIE (5-0)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-5) AT JIMTOWN (3-2)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (3-2) AT SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (1-4)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-4) AT LAKE STATION (2-3)
SOUTH DECATUR (2-3) AT CLOVERDALE (1-4)
SOUTH PUTNAM (4-1) AT WEST VIGO (2-3)
SOUTHRIDGE (4-1) AT TELL CITY (1-4)
SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (2-3)
SOUTHWOOD (3-2) AT MANCHESTER (0-5)
SPRINGS VALLEY (3-2) AT CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-5)
TAYLOR (1-4) AT SHERIDAN (4-1)
TECUMSEH (5-0) AT NORTH POSEY (4-1)
TERRE HAUTE NORTH (1-4) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (2-3)
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (3-2) AT NORTHVIEW (4-1)
TIPPECANOE VALLEY (5-0) AT WHITKO (0-5)
TIPTON (2-3) AT NORTHWESTERN (1-4)
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN (2-3) AT TRI-COUNTY (1-4)
TRI (4-1) AT WINCHESTER (2-3)
TRITON CENTRAL (4-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (1-3)
TRI-WEST (4-1) AT LEBANON (3-2)
UNION CITY (1-4) AT UNION COUNTY (2-3)
WARREN CENTRAL (2-3) AT PIKE (0-5)
WASHINGTON (1-4) AT PRINCETON (0-5)
WAWASEE (1-4) AT NORTHRIDGE (2-3)
WEST CENTRAL (4-1) AT SOUTH NEWTON (4-1)
WESTERN BOONE (4-1) AT FRANKFORT (1-4)
WESTFIELD (3-2) AT BROWNSBURG (5-0)
WHEELER (2-3) AT WHITING (2-2)
WHITELAND (5-0) AT MARTINSVILLE (4-1)
WINAMAC (1-4) AT CULVER (2-3)
WOODLAN (2-3) AT JAY COUNTY (2-3)
ZIONSVILLE (4-1) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (5-0)
THE INDIANA SRN FOOTBALL POWER POLL
- BEN DAVIS
- CENTER GROVE
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- CROWN POINT
- FORT WAYNE SNIDER
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- FORT WAYNE NORTH
- EVANSVILLE NORTH
- DECATUR CENTRAL
- NEW PALESTINE
- INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI
- EVANSVILLE REITZ
- EAST CENTRAL
- GREENFIELD CENTRAL
- EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
- NEW PRAIRIE
- INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD
- WEST LAFAYETTE
- OAK HILL
- VINCENNES LINCOLN
- HANOVER CENTRAL
- GIBSON SOUTHERN
- WESTERN BOONE
- OWEN VALLEY
- TRITON CENTRAL
- INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA
- EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
- LINTON – STOCKTON
- FORT WAYNE LUERS
- HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
- INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN
- ADAMS CENTRAL
- NORTH DECATUR
- NORTH JUDSON
- SOUTH PUTNAM
- PARK TUDOR
- SOUTH ADAMS
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION POLLS
1 BROWNSBURG 5-0 (9) 99
2 CENTER GROVE 4-1 (1) 90
3 INDPLS CATHEDRAL 3-1 76
4 HAMILTON SE 5-0 64
5 BEN DAVIS 3-2 58
6 CARMEL 3-2 53
7 CARROLL (ALLEN) 5-0 39
8 FISHERS 3-2 18
9 WESTFIELD 3-2 14
10 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 3-2 12
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
PENN 3-2 (10), CROWN POINT 5-0 (9), ELKHART 4-1 (6), ZIONSVILLE 4-1 (3),
WARREN CENTRAL 2-3 (1)
1 WHITELAND 5-0 (10) 100
2 MISHAWAKA 5-0 84
3 MERRILLVILLE 4-1 78
4 FW SNIDER 4-1 73
5 VALPARAISO 4-1 58
6 CASTLE 4-1 46
7 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 4-1 34
8 HARRISON (WL) 4-1 32
9 FW DWENGER 3-2 17
10 FW NORTH 3-2 13
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
FRANKLIN 3-2 (10), DECATUR CENTRAL 2-3 (1), MICHIGAN CITY 1-4 (1)
1 NEW PALESTINE 5-0 (7) 97
2 INDPLS RONCALLI 5-0 (3) 92
3 MOORESVILLE 5-0 76
4 KOKOMO 5-0 67
5 EAST CENTRAL 4-1 53
6 NORTHWOOD 5-0 49
7 NEW PRAIRIE 5-0 35
8 BREBEUF JESUIT 3-1 32
9 EVANSVILLE REITZ 5-0 26
10 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 4-1 18
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
MARTINSVILLE 4-1 (5), KANKAKEE VALLEY 4-1 (2)
1 WEST LAFAYETTE 5-0 (7) 94
2 INDPLS CHATARD 3-2 (3) 91
3 GIBSON SOUTHERN 5-0 84
4 TRI-WEST 4-1 60
5 NORWELL 5-0 54
6 HANOVER CENTRAL 5-0 44
7 WESTERN BOONE 4-1 37
8 LAWRENCEBURG 4-1 26
9 GUERIN CATHOLIC 3-2 19
10 OWEN VALLEY 5-0 15
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
SOUTHRIDGE 4-1 (10), OAK HILL 5-0 (8), SOUTH DEARBORN 5-0 (5), VINCENNES LINCOLN 3-2 (3),
BATESVILLE 2-3 (1), INDIAN CREEK 3-2 (1), YORKTOWN 4-1 (1)
1 LINTON-STOCKTON 5-0 (9) 98
2 INDPLS SCECINA 5-0 (1) 85
3 ANDREAN 3-2 82
4 LAVILLE 5-0 70
5 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 3-2 55
6 TRITON CENTRAL 4-1 39
7 LEWIS CASS 5-0 29
8 FW LUERS 3-2 27
9 LAFAYETTE CC 3-2 26
10 EASTBROOK 3-2 16
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 3-2 (15), ALEXANDRIA 4-1 (4), BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 4-1 (2), EASTSIDE 3-2 (2)
1 INDPLS LUTHERAN 5-0 (9) 99
2 ADAMS CENTRAL 5-0 (1) 91
3 NORTH JUDSON 5-0 75
4 NORTH DECATUR 5-0 ` 68
5 SOUTH ADAMS 4-1 48
6 PARK TUDOR 4-1 46
7 CARROLL (FLORA) 5-0 43
8 SOUTH PUTNAM 4-1 24
9 TRITON 4-1 20
10 TRI 4-1 19
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 3-2 (2), EDINBURGH 4-1 (2), MONROE CENTRAL 2-2 (2),
MADISON-GRANT 4-1 (1), PROVIDENCE 4-0 (1)
INDIANA BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLLS
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- CENTER GROVE
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- BLOOMINGTON NORTH
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- MT VERNON
- GREENFIELD CENTRAL
- LAKE CENTRAL
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- FRANKLIN CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
- NORTH CENTRAL
- FORT WAYNE CARROLL
- FLOYD CENTRAL
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- EAST NOBLE
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- LAKE CENTRAL
- INDIAN CREEK
INDIANA BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER POLLS
4. HAMILTON SE
6. COLUMBUS NORTH
8. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
11. PERRY MERIDIAN
1. WEST LAFAYETTE
2. BREBEUF JESUIT
3. EV. MEMORIAL
5. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
6. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)
9. CULVER ACADEMIES
10. BISHOP DWENGER
11. HERITAGE HILLS
12. SB ST. JOSEPH
13. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN
16. GUERIN CATHOLIC
17. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY
3. PARK TUDOR
4. FAITH CHRISTIAN
5. CARROLL (FLORA)
6. SWITZERLAND COUNTY
8. SOUTH KNOX
9. FOREST PARK
10. PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY
11. BETHANY CHRISTIAN
12. SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)
13. COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)
15. BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN
16. NORTH WHITE
17. SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBY)
18. OLDENBURG ACADEMY
19. NORTH PUTNAM
20. SHAWE MEMORIAL
2. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
5. SAINT JOSEPH
7. CENTER GROVE
10. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
12. CROWN POINT
16. NORTH CENTRAL
17. EAST CENTRAL
19. MT. VERNON
20. LAKE CENTRAL
1. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
3. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
5. BISHOP DWENGER
6. GUERIN CATHOLIC
7. TRI WEST
10. SILVER CREEK
11. HANOVER CENTRAL
12. GIBSON SOUTHERN
13. HAMILTON HEIGHTS
16. WEST LAFAYETTE
1. PARK TUDOR
3. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
4. MATER DEI
5. EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN
7. FAITH CHRISTIAN
8. COVENANT CHRISTIAN
9. SWITZERLAND COUNTY
11. FW CANTERBURY
15. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN
16. NORTHEAST DUBOIS
17. FOREST PARK
18. MUNCIE BURRIS
19. BENTON CENTRAL
20. DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES:
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SCORES:
WEEK FOUR COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
WEST VIRGINIA AT VIRGINIA TECH | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
COASTAL CAROLINA AT GEORGIA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
CHATTANOOGA AT ILLINOIS | 8:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
VIRGINIA AT SYRACUSE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
NEVADA AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | FS1
BOISE STATE AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
KENT STATE AT GEORGIA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MARYLAND AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | FOX
CLEMSON AT WAKE FOREST | 12 P.M. | ABC
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
RHODE ISLAND AT PITT | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
MISSOURI AT AUBURN | 12 P.M. | ESPN
BOWLING GREEN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
DUKE AT KANSAS | 12 P.M. | FS1
SOUTH FLORIDA AT LOUISVILLE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3
BUFFALO AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
UMASS AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
FORDHAM AT OHIO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MINNESOTA AT MICHIGAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
FLORIDA AT TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
JAMES MADISON AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TOLEDO AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
FIU AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NORTH TEXAS AT MEMPHIS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TULSA AT OLE MISS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
OREGON AT WASHINGTON STATE | 4 P.M. | FOX
AKRON AT LIBERTY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
NAVY AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
BALL STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT OLD DOMINION | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
RICE AT HOUSTON | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT KENTUCKY | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
ARKANSAS VS. TEXAS A&M (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) | 7 P.M. | ESPN
IOWA AT RUTGERS | 7 P.M. | FS1
SOUTHERN MISS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UNLV AT UTAH STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
HOUSTON BAPTIST AT TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
MARSHALL AT TROY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
VANDERBILT AT ALABAMA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WISCONSIN AT OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
UCONN AT NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3
NEW MEXICO AT LSU | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT PURDUE | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
KANSAS STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 8 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE AT FLORIDA STATE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
LOUISIANA AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
USC AT OREGON STATE | 9:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
STANFORD AT WASHINGTON | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT SAN JOSE STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NFL MONDAY SCOREBOARD
BUFFALO 41 TENNESSEE 7
PHILADELPHIA 24 MINNESOTA 7
NFL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
DETROIT LIONS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P FOX
ATLANTA FALCONS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P FOX
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 6:20P (MT) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2022
MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (TOTTENHAM) 2:30P (BST) 9:30A NFLN
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
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REMEMBER THE TITANS: BILLS HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN LOSS LAST YEAR
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills quarterback Josh Allen feigned ignorance when asked if he winced while watching video of him getting stuffed on fourth down near the goal line in the final seconds of a loss to Tennessee last year.
“What fourth-down play?” Allen said, shrugging his shoulders before winking to let on he knew exactly the play being referenced.
As Buffalo prepares to face the Titans on Monday night, no one has forgotten the teams’ last meeting.
Down 34-31, the Bills marched 79 yards and faced fourth-and-1 at the Titans 3 with 22 seconds remaining. A combination of Allen’s foot slipping and Titans defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons blowing up the left side of the Bills line led to the quarterback being stopped for no gain.
“I’m just kidding,” Allen said. “And yeah, you don’t need to watch that one.”
The loss sent Buffalo into a midseason tailspin. The Bills dropped five of eight before rallying to win their second consecutive AFC East title. Meanwhile, the Titans’ victory helped propel them to the AFC’s top seed.
The play was also the latest in a series of memorable moments between the two American Football League charter members and non-division AFC rivals, who are set to meet for a fifth consecutive season and third straight in prime time.
There was, of course, “The Comeback” in which the Bills erased a 32-point deficit to beat the then-Houston Oilers in the 1992 season playoffs. Then came the “Music City Miracle” in which the Titans scored the decisive touchdown on a kickoff return in the final seconds of the 1999 season wild-card playoffs. Two years ago, video of Titans running back Derrick Henry’s stiff-arm bowling over Bills cornerback Josh Norman went viral in Tennessee’s 42-16 win.
“You remember things from every season that carry with you, highs and lows,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “But we’re really focused on this game this week.”
The Bills can play down what happened all they want. The Titans aren’t buying.
“I guarantee that’s the message in their building right there. They’re probably playing that play when Jeff made the goal-line stop,” two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard said. “I’m sure that they obviously want to get payback for sure.”
The Titans have motivation of their own following a 21-20 season-opening loss to the New York Giants. Tennessee squandered a seven-point lead in the final two minutes, had the usually reliable Randy Bullock miss a 47-yard field-goal attempt as the clock expired, and was second-guessed for not leaning more on its workhorse, Henry.
“We left a lot of meat on the bone running the football,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said.
The Bills are riding high entering their home opener, coming off a 31-10 season-opening rout of the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.
The sting of last year’s defeat plus the familiarity of the Titans is keeping the Bills grounded.
“They’ve given us problems for the last couple of years, and we all know what happened last week,” Allen said. “They’re going to be a motivated team coming into our stadium.”
FIX IT QUICK
Tennessee ranked second in the NFL last season defending the run, giving up 84.6 yards per game, and allowing more than 100 just twice. In the opener, the Titans gave up 238 yards rushing. It was their worst performance since allowing 281 yards in a loss at Houston on Nov. 26, 2018.
CUTTING IT CLOSE
The Titans prided themselves in going 6-1 last season in games decided by three points or fewer. The Bills, meantime, were, 0-2 last season in games decided by three or fewer points, and 0-5 in outcomes decided by seven or less.
“I don’t think it’s a predictor of the future,” McDermott said. “If you go back two years, we were 4-1.”
Tennessee played eight rookies in its opener, starting Roger McCreary at cornerback and Nicholas Petit-Frere at right tackle. Three rookies combined to catch 10 passes for 132 yards, and Kyle Philips, a fifth-round selection out of UCLA, led the Titans with nine targets. He caught six for 66 yards.
Henry had 21 of the 26 rushes in the Titans’ opening loss, and finished with 82 yards. A couple of holds wiped out runs that would have put him over 100 yards. He has 28 100-yard rushing games for his career in the regular season and playoffs combined. Henry needs 121 yards to become the fourth player in franchise history to reach 7,000 for his career, trailing Eddie George (10,009), Earl Campbell (8,574) and Chris Johnson (7,965).
Von Miller has kept a close eye on Henry because the two are essentially the same size (6-foot-3 and 250 pounds), and the Bills pass-rushing specialist always wanted to play running back.
“I’m living my running back dreams through him,” Miller joked, before rejecting the idea of pretending to be Henry on Buffalo’s scout team in practice. “It would be fun. But I let those guys do that.”
BILLS’ DANE JACKSON TAKEN TO HOSPITAL WITH NECK INJURY
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills cornerback Dane Jackson suffered a neck injury in a collision with a teammate on Monday night and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Jackson had full movement in his limbs, but coach Sean McDermott didn’t have an update beyond that on the player’s condition following a 41-7 win over the Tennessee Titans. McDermott said he has a brief chat with Jackson in the stadium tunnel before the ambulance left for the hospital.
“You go from being a coach to just being a human when I’m out there watching him getting loaded into the ambulance. That’s a real moment,” McDermott said. “Just praying for him. It’s an unfortunate situation but we’re praying for him and hopefully we get some more (updates) here soon.”
Bills safety Jordan Poyer said Jackson informed him he was all right during a text exchange following the game.
Jackson was hurt late in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans. He tackled receiver Treylon Burks from behind following a 12-yard catch. As Jackson lay on Burks’ back, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds dived in late and struck his teammate directly in the helmet. Jackson’s neck snapped back following the collision.
After the play, Titans running back Hassan Haskins pulled Jackson off Burks. Jackson lay face down and pounded the turf with his right arm.
HURTS, SO GOOD! EAGLES QB DOMINANT IN 24-7 WIN OVER VIKINGS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jalen Hurts rolled to his right, scampered down the sideline and stutter-stepped to the 5-yard-line, where he was wrapped up by a defender with another in pursuit. Hurts twisted his body, lowered his head, dragged two defenders with him and powered his way in for an adrenaline-filled 26-yard touchdown run that about broke the game open.
Just maybe, or so the Eagles can hope, there are many more plays like that one ahead.
Hurts had 301 total yards in the first half in the breakout game of his young career, finishing with three total touchdowns as he led Philadelphia to a 24-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
“Big-time performance on a big-time stage,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said.
Trying to prove he can play like the best franchise QBs in the NFL, Hurts looked downright unstoppable from the opening drive.
Hurts hit five receivers on 5-for-5 passing – highlighted by a 19-yard strike to A.J. Brown – and finished the drive himself with a 3-yard scoring run. In the opening win against Detroit, Hurts failed to complete a pass on five attempts and the Eagles turned the ball over on downs on the first drive of the game.
Turn the ball over on downs?
That seemed like just a rumor against the Vikings. The TD was just the liftoff for the 24-year-old Hurts throwing, running, imposing his will with all his available tools against a Vikings defense that could not solve him in his 21st career start. He finished with 333 yards passing and a touchdown, and 57 yards and two scores on the ground.
“Another outstanding performance. He threw some unbelievable balls. He made a lot of plays,” Eagles center Jason Kelce said. “This was a really great, well-rounded game for him.”
On the first play of the second quarter, Hurts connected with a wide-open Quez Watkins for a 53-yard TD and the 14-0 lead.
“It always comes with time and as time goes on, you find more comfort with what you’re doing,” Hurts said.
Darius Slay, who had two interceptions against a hapless Kirk Cousins, had called each of the Eagles’ trio of talented receivers Batman.
There was, Brown, the “swole” Batman who had five catches for 69 yards; DeVonta Smith was the “skinny” Batman who had seven for 80 yards; and Watkins was the “fast” Batman who had the burners on for the easy score (and 69 total yards receiving).
Why are they all Batman?
“No Robins. We’ve got no sidekicks,” Slay said.
Hurts dazzled with the 26-yard TD with 1:58 left in the half and Jake Elliott still had time to kick a 38-yarder and the Eagles took a 24-7 lead into halftime.
“I don’t think it matters how we score as long as we’re putting points on the board,” Hurts said.
In a Week 2 full of improbable comebacks, perhaps it wasn’t wise to count out the Vikings.
But Cousins and wide receiver Justin Jefferson – famously passed over by the Eagles in the 2020 draft – never got anything going of substance against the Eagles and maligned defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Slay had his second interception of the game in the fourth quarter as the scoreboard soon flashed “Big Play Slay.”
“It felt at times, me included, like we pressed a little bit,” Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell said.
Hurts had 50 yards rushing and 251 yards passing in the first half. Cousins finished the game 27 for 46 for 221 yards and three interceptions. His lone TD was on a 2-yard pass to Irv Smith in the second quarter. Jefferson had six catches for 48 yards a week after he had 184 receiving yards and two TDs in a win against Green Bay.
“I take no matchup lightly, but he is one of the best in the world. I am one of the best in the world, too. I was looking forward to the matchup,” Slay said of Jefferson.
Bryce Harper (wearing an Eagles hat), James Harden (who was handed the ball by Slay after his first interception) and Bradley Cooper (wearing an Allen Iverson T-shirt) were among the jam-packed and fight-song singing crowd at the Eagles’ home opener.
Harden was pumped with his souvenir, posting an Instagram photo of his left hand holding the ball with the caption “Gimme That!” The Philadelphia 76ers star snapped selfies with fans before he left late in the game.
Harden waited in the tunnel for Slay to autograph the football. Harden good-naturedly told Slay he should have had even more interceptions.
“He was shocked that I gave it to him,” said Slay, who noted he kept the ball from the second pick.
Dick Vermeil received his Hall of Fame ring at halftime. In his third season in Philadelphia, the coaching great led the Eagles to their first playoff appearance in 18 years. He guided the Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance in the 1980 season only to lose to the Oakland Raiders, 27-10.
Vikings safety Harrison Smith was evaluated for a concussion.
Vikings: Return home Sunday to play the Lions.
Eagles: Start a reunion tour Sunday when they head out to play the Washington Commanders and former QB Carson Wentz. The Eagles return home Sunday, Oct. 2 and play the Jacksonville Jaguars, led by coach Doug Pederson. Wentz and Pederson, of course, played pivotal roles in helping the Eagles win the Super Bowl after the 2017 season.
BUCS’ EVANS SUSPENDED FOR DUST-UP WITH SAINTS’ LATTIMORE
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans has been suspended without pay for one game for his role in a scuffle that resulted in him and New Orleans cornerback Marshon Lattimore being ejected from the Buccaneers-Saints game.
The NFL said Monday that Evans violated unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules by knocking Lattimore to the ground when the Buccaneers star intervened in a confrontation that initially involved Lattimore and Bucs teammates Tom Brady and Leonard Fournette.
“After a play had ended, you were walking toward your sidelines. When you noticed your teammates engaged in a confrontation with Saints’ players, you ran toward that area on the field and violently threw your body into and struck an unsuspecting opponent who was part of that confrontation,” league vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote in a letter informing Evans of the discipline.
“You knocked your opponent to the ground and a melee ensued involving players from both teams,” the letter said. “Your aggressive conduct could have caused serious injury to your opponent and clearly does not reflect the high standards of sportsmanship expected of a professional.”
Evans, who can appeal the decision, was suspended for next Sunday’s home game against the Green Bay Packers.
ANALYSIS: SAFE LEADS DON’T EXIST BUT GAME-LOSING TD IS REAL
Kevin Stefanski forgot to call “No Mas!” and Nick Chubb’s heroics from two years ago escaped his memory, too, as he deked a defender and scooted into the end zone with his third touchdown run Sunday.
That 12-yard score put the Browns up 30-17 on the Jets just before the 2-minute warning, but what followed was one of the biggest collapses in NFL history, one that could have been avoided had Stefanski rememered to remind Chubb to give himself up if he got the first down at the 2 so they could run out the clock.
That’s what happened on Nov. 15, 2020, when Chubb was hailed the hero for shunning personal stats, the point spread and a sure score when he veered out of bounds just shy of the goal line after a 59-yard scamper so the Browns could close out a 10-7 squeaker over the Texans with a couple of kneel-downs.
Chubb had a clear path to the end zone that day but with the Texans out of timeouts, he heeded Stefanki’s admonition — code named “No Mas” — to give himself up if he got the first down so they salt away the win.
Not this time.
“That’s a scenario where that is on me to communicate that to the huddle,” said Stefanski, the Browns’ head coach since 2020. “We have done that before. Having said that, we need to close that game out.”
The Browns watched their first 2-0 start in 29 years go up in flames. They also blew a two-touchdown lead in the final two minutes against the Bears in 2001. In between Cleveland’s colossal collapses, 2,229 teams with at least a 13-point lead in the final two minutes walked off the field victorious.
It took an astonishing series of events for that not to happen Sunday after Chubb’s third TD run. It all started with a missed extra point by rookie Cade York. After the 2-minute warning, York kicked off and Joe Flacco threw TD passes of 66 and 15 yards sandwiched around a perfectly executed onside kick and Ashtyn Davis’ interception of Jacoby Brissett in the closing seconds sealed the amazing rally.
So, Chubb’s third touchdown turned into a game-losing play just like Todd Gurley had in Atlanta’s 23-22 loss to Detroit two years ago. Gurley knew what was happening and tried to go down but his momentum carried him across the goal line, leading Lions linebacker Jamie Collins to signal touchdown as his teammates celebrated around him.
Move over Gurley, it’s Chubb’s turn to lament the game-losing touchdown run.
“It shows you can’t take anything in this league for granted,” Brissett said on a weekend in which the Ravens blew a 21-point fourth-quarter lead over the Dolphins and the Raiders frittered away a 20-0 halftime lead in a 29-23 overtime loss to the Cardinals.
Sometimes the most notable takeaways on an NFL weekend are the giveaways.
Byron Murphy Jr. scooped up Hunter Renfrow’s fumble and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown with 3:51 left in overtime to cap the Cardinals’ phenomenal comeback at Las Vegas.
Arizona was still trailing 23-7 midway through the fourth quarter when Kyler Murray ran around for an astonishing 86 yards on a 2-point conversion that made it an eight-point game. Murray rushed for touchdown as time expired in regulation, then hit A.J. Green with the 2-point pass to tie it at 23.
If you think Murray’s 86-yard scamper on the 2-point conversion was long, consider this: according to NFL Next Gen Stats, Baltimore’s DBs ran a total of 6,131 yards on pass plays Sunday as Tagoviola ran the Ravens ragged.
He threw for 469 yards and six touchdowns, four of which came during a spectacular fourth quarter as the Dolphins rallied for a 42-38 win after trailing 35-14 with 13 minutes remaining.
Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle combined for 22 catches, 361 yards and four touchdowns for Miami. The speedsters are the first pair of teammates in league history to record at least 10 receptions for 150 or more yards and two TDs in the same game.
Even without that kind of secondary-scorching firepower, no lead is safe as the Raiders and Browns proved Sunday.
NAYLOR, ROSARIO HIT 3-RUN HOMERS, GUARDIANS DOWN TWINS 11-4
CLEVELAND (AP) Faced with their toughest challenge so far this season, the young Guardians needed to show they could handle themselves in a critical series.
The Twins were no match.
Josh Naylor and Amed Rosario hit three-run homers, Cal Quantrill kept his home unbeaten streak intact and Cleveland thumped Minnesota 11-4 on Monday, taking four of five from one of their AL Central pursuers.
The Guardians followed up a sweep at Minnesota earlier this month by winning a series they had to have and opening a seven-game lead over the Twins, who have been ravaged by injuries down the stretch.
“Unfortunately, once you get to September some games just matter more,” Quantrill said. “These last eight games against the Twins mattered more. We knew it, they knew it and I felt that we showed up and showed what we can do in big moments.
“The boys really took this challenge seriously and rose to the occasion.”
Naylor homered in the first inning off Sonny Gray (8-5) and Rosario connected in the sixth off rookie Ronny Henriquez to make it 7-3 as the first-place Guardians opened a four-game division lead over Chicago.
Cleveland begins a three-game series in Chicago on Tuesday against the second-place White Sox, who were idle.
Nick Gordon homered off Quantrill (13-5) for the Twins, who came to town hoping to cut into the Guardians’ lead but left further behind. Cleveland went 13-6 against Minnesota, winning nine of the last 10.
“We’re not going to look at anyone except ourselves and be real about the way that we played,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “There were just too many moments in the series that could have swung either way where they got the better of us.”
Rosario was brutal on Twins pitchers in the series, batting .440 (11 of 25) with two homers and 11 RBIs.
Quantrill stuck around until the sixth and improved to 13-0 in 32 starts at Progressive Field. The right-hander is one win shy of matching Vic Raschi’s record for dominance in one ballpark. Raschi went 14-0 at Comiskey Park from 1947-55.
“I don’t know the exact numbers, but I do like pitching at home,” Quantrill said. “I guess I don’t want to jinx anything.”
Sam Hentges got seven straight outs for his first professional save. The left-hander didn’t know he was credited until he got to the clubhouse.
“We’ll take that one,” he said.
Gray left after two innings with tightness in his right hamstring. The right-hander had been pitching with soreness his last couple starts, but it got more severe and Baldelli decided to pull him.
“Sonny wasn’t right and we could see that,” Baldelli said. “He can’t take himself out of the game, that’s not the kind of player that he is.”
Naylor put Gray in an early hole with his 18th homer, a no-doubt shot to right.
Rosario reached on a fielder’s choice and Jose Ramirez singled before Naylor, who has done some of his best work late in games this season, guessed right and pounded Gray’s 2-1 curveball 413 feet.
It was another big moment for Naylor, who has had a nice comeback after breaking a leg last year. Naylor also hit a double and let out a loud scream after snagging a line drive and stepping on first for a double play to end the sixth.
“He brings the energy every day,” Quantrill. “Nails obviously went through a pretty tough injury last year and it’s been awesome seeing him come back from that and really living up to what we all believed he could do.
“He’s a good teammate and he plays with a lot of passion. It comes out however it comes out, but today was a great day for him. Got us off to a good start, and I think we’re going to need that energy down the stretch here.”
Minnesota’s Luis Arraez went 1 for 3 and at .317 is one point ahead of Boston’s Xander Bogaerts and New York’s Aaron Judge, who is trying to become the first player to win the Triple Crown (homers, RBIs and average) since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012.
“How can you not?” Baldelli said when asked if he’s pulling for Arraez. “You don’t want to between Aaron Judge and anything in this world. … My money is on Luis.”
Twins: Minnesota has been overrun by injuries, and the club has been without some key players for extended periods. OF Byron Buxton has been out since Aug. 23 with a strained right hip. With the team fading from the postseason race, it’s possible the Twins won’t bring players back this season. “I’m not eager to have those discussions right now,” said Baldelli.
Guardians: The team is hoping to have RHP Zach Plesac (broken right hand) pitch in a simulated game Tuesday for Triple-A Columbus. If the timing isn’t right, Plesac may have to pitch in the Clippers’ game at Toledo.
Twins: Open a three-game series in Kansas City with RHP Dylan Bundy (8-7, 4.68 ERA) facing Royals RHP Zack Greinke (4-9, 4.10).
Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (2-6, 5.40) will be activated to make his first start since Aug. 28 in the series opener against Chicago’s Dylan Cease (14-7, 2.16). Civale had been out with elbow inflammation.
SANTANA HOMERS TWICE, DRIVES IN 5; MARINERS SLAM ANGELS 9-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Carlos Santana not only delivered a huge birthday present to his mother on Monday, he helped get the Seattle Mariners back on track in their bid to make the postseason for the first time since 2001.
Santana homered twice, including his first grand slam in three years, and Ty France drove in four runs as the Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
“My wife told me, `Like, I think if you don’t get a home run you don’t love your mom.’ I said, `OK, I love my mom,'” Santana said after the 15th multihomer game and fourth this season. “That’s a lot of love right there.”
The 13-year veteran – who helped Cleveland to four postseason appearances, including the 2016 World Series – has hit 15 of his 19 home runs this season since Seattle acquired him from Kansas City in late June.
He has also gone deep seven times in his last nine games for Seattle (81-65), which opened a five-game lead over Baltimore (76-70) for the AL’s final wild card spot.
“After the second one I said, `You must really love your mom,’ and he goes, `She’s the best,'” manager Scott Servais said. “Carlos has been awesome. He’s a veteran presence in the clubhouse and helping guys, even through this little skid. Those guys are valuable, especially when they hit grand slams.”
Logan Gilbert struck out a career-high 11, allowing one run and four hits in six innings and helping prevent the Mariners from being swept in a four-game series at Angel Stadium for the first time in 10 years.
Gilbert got Shohei Ohtani to chase a slider to end a 12-pitch, at-bat in the first inning and then struck out the side in the second.
“I felt pretty good. I think it just means your pitches are working and you’re getting good counts, awhich is the priority all the time. It’s not all about the strikeouts, but it’s nice to see,” Gilbert said.
Ohtani had two hits and scored in the sixth inning. The reigning AL MVP has hit safely in his last five games and is 6 for 17 during that span. Mike Trout was not in the lineup due to a planned rest day.
Seattle took a 5-0 lead in the fifth inning on Santana’s fifth career grand slam. He drove a 91.5 mile fastball from Jose Suarez 420 feet beyond the bullpens and into the stands in left-center. He then added a solo shot to center in the ninth off Mike Mayers that went 423 feet.
France’s double down the left-field line drove in J.P. Crawford to put the Mariners up 1-0 in the first. France hit a three-run homer off Zack Weiss to make it 8-1 in the seventh.
Suarez allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings.
“The first four innings he was good,” Angels interim manager Phil Nevin said. “Crawford took some good swings off him but he threw the ball well until that (fifth) inning. You fall behind 3-0 and come in on a guy like Santana, he is going to do some damage.”
ON A ROLL
Gilbert has a 2.01 ERA (nine earned runs in 40 1/3 innings) with nine walks and 45 strikeouts in his last seven starts since Aug. 14.
THAT’S A WRAP
Los Angeles had a 10-9 edge over the Mariners in 2022 and won the season series in three of the last four years.
Mariners: CF Julio Rodriguez (back) took at least 30 swings off a batting tee before the game and could return to the lineup Tuesday. … C Cal Raleigh remained out as he deals with pain in his left thumb.
Nevin said his plan is for Trout to play all but one of the remaining 15 games in center field, with the other appearance likely as the designated hitter.
Mariners: Continue their 10-game trip with three in Oakland. RHP Luis Castillo (7-5, 2.68) is 3-1 in nine starts since being acquired from Cincinnati at the trade deadline.
Angels: Head on the road for six games beginning Tuesday against Texas. LHP Patrick Sandoval (5-9, 2.99 ERA) is 0-2 in five games vs. the Rangers.
ASTROS CLINCH AL WEST FOR 5TH TIME IN 6 YEARS, BEAT RAYS 4-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros clinched their fifth AL West title in six years, getting a leadoff home run from Jose Altuve in a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
“It’s been a great start to the season,” third baseman Alex Bregman said. “This is a first step in the right direction for this ballclub. We’ve just got to stay focused and know what a tough task is ahead of us.”
Headed to the postseason for the sixth straight season, Houston won for the eighth time in nine games and improved the AL’s best record to 97-51.
“This is the start of it,” manager Dusty Baker said. “You’ve got to get to this point first, and then you get to the next point and the next point and the next point. You’ve just got to appreciate where we are right now, and get back to work tomorrow.”
Houston has led by the division by nine games or more since June 15.
“Even though we expected to be here, it’s never something I take for granted,” pitcher Justin Verlander said. “I’ve been a part of a lot of teams that made the playoffs, but I’ve played with guys who played 10 years and never experienced this. All those things kind of run through your head in these situations.”
Luis Garcia (13-8) won his fifth straight decision, giving up two hits and four walks in five innings while striking out four. Hunter Brown pitched three innings and Hector Neris finished the five-hitter, the Astros 16th shutout this season.
“It was a fun ride and we’ve got to enjoy it,” said catcher Christian Vazquez, who was acquired on Aug. 1. “This is the first step and if we continue to do our thing, we’re going to be fine.”
Tampa Bay (82-65) is in position for the second of three AL wild card berths, one game behind Toronto (83-64) and a half-game ahead of Seattle (81-65).
After the three-game series that ends Wednesday, the Rays host the Blue Jays in a four-game series.
Jose Ramirez had three of the Rays’ five hits.
Drew Rasmussen (10-6) gave up four runs and six hits in six innings. He has allowed four runs in consecutive starts and giving up three runs or fewer during 11 in a row.
“I thought I did a better job of executing pitches today, but their refusal to strike out came up big for them,” Rasmussen said.
Altuve hit his 25th homer on the fifth pitch of the game, his 11th leadoff homer this season and 32nd of his career.
Altuve singled leading off the sixth, Jeremy Pena walked and Yordan Alvarez hit an RBI single. Bregman followed with a broken-bat, two-run double.
Rays: RHP Tyler Glasnow (Tommy John surgery) is to make his fourth rehab start Friday for Triple-A Durham. He retired all six batters he faced Sunday night and struck out four.
All-Star LHP Shane McClanahan (12-5, 2.13) will pitch for the Rays on Tuesday night against RHP Cristian Javier (9-9, 2.87), who has won three straight starts.
ALEXANDER LOSES NO-HIT BID IN 7TH AS TIGERS BEAT O’S 11-0
BALTIMORE (AP) Long after it became apparent Baltimore was going to lose ground in its pursuit of a playoff berth, there still was an aura of mystery surrounding this mismatch between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers.
As Tyler Alexander stacked one hitless inning after another, the tension mounted with every pitch.
“You get in the seventh inning, and you start wondering if we’re seeing something,” Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said.
Alexander’s no-hit bid ended in the seventh, but that might have been the only downer for the Tigers in an 11-0 blowout Monday night.
Baltimore fell five games behind Seattle in the race for the last of three AL wild-card spots. Both teams have 16 games left, and the Mariners own the tiebreaker advantage for winning the season series.
Alexander (4-10) permitted only two baserunners over the first six innings, both on walks, before Ryan Mountcastle led off the seventh by lofting a single in front of Riley Greene in center. Anthony Santander followed with another single, but both runners were stranded.
Prior to that, the closest Baltimore came to a hit was in the sixth, when Ryan Kreidler snagged Adley Rutchman’s two-out grounder down the third-base line and fired the ball to first.
Alexander matched his career high by pitching seven innings. The lefty, who struck out four, was winless in four starts since Aug. 20.
“I had fastball command for the first time in a while, which was good. It opened up a lot of the plate,” Alexander said.
As the game went on he couldn’t help thinking of a no-hitter, but the 28-year-old tried not to get ahead of himself.
“I just kept telling myself, dominate the next inning,” he said.
When his bid for history ended, Alexander took solace in the fact that he was dominant for seven shutout innings.
“I wasn’t too upset when the ball landed. At that point, I just wanted to get through seven clean,” he said. “And then with the hit by the next guy, I’m glad I kept it together and put up another zero.”
Will Vest worked the eighth and Jose Cisnero completed the two-hitter.
After losing six of their previous seven games, the last-place Tigers took control with a five-run fourth against Tyler Wells (7-7) that made it 6-0. Greene contributed an RBI double, and he doubled in two runs in the sixth for an 8-0 lead.
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera returned from a stay on the injured list with a left biceps strain to contribute two singles and an RBI. The two hits moved the 39-year-old into a tie with Cap Anson for 24th with 3,081.
After their 10th shutout loss of the season stalled their pursuit of a wild-card berth, the Orioles tried to look ahead.
“Tonight was just nothing went right for us, and hopefully we can rebound tomorrow,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “We’ll turn the page on this.”
MEET THE NEW BOSS
Detroit hired 36-year-old Scott Harris to be president of baseball operations following his successful three-year stint as general manager of the San Francisco Giants. Harris takes over for Tigers GM Al Avila, who was fired on Aug. 10.
Hinch said Cabrera will be given Tuesday off and return to the lineup for the series finale Wednesday night. Hinch outlined the schedule because when the Tigers were in town last year, he rested Cabrera so the slugger could seek his 500th career homer at home. “I don’t want get booed again by the fans when I sat him at 499,” Hinch said. “I had a fan tell me I owed him 50 bucks for the ticket he bought.”
Orioles: Still nursing a sore elbow after being hit by a pitch on Saturday, Mountcastle served as the designated hitter instead of playing first base.
The Orioles attempt to make up ground in the wild card race on Tuesday night, sending Austin Voth (5-2, 4.36 ERA) to the mound against the Tigers and rookie left-hander Joey Wentz (1-2, 4.15).
DE LA CRUZ HITS GRAND SLAM, MARLINS BEAT CUBS 10-3
MIAMI (AP) Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam in the third inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 10-3 on Monday night.
Rookie Charles Leblanc and Jon Berti also went deep while Miguel Rojas had three hits for the Marlins. Berti also singled twice and stole two bases, giving him an NL-leading 36.
Miami starter Edward Cabrera (6-3) threw five innings of three-run ball. The rookie right-hander gave up three hits, walked three, struck out four and hit two batters in a 79-pitch outing that was cut short because of a blister on his right middle finger.
“I was a little bit upset with myself because I couldn’t continue,” Cabrera said. “I had to take advantage of the big lead and finish the fifth inning.”
De La Cruz’s blast off Cubs starter Wade Miley (1-1) capped a five-run third and erased a 2-0 deficit. He is hitting .333 with three homers and 12 RBIs since being recalled a second time this season from Triple-A on Sept. 7.
“When I went down, I worked on my consistency,” De La Cruz said in Spanish. “I took advantage of playing every day and thank God now I have another opportunity.”
Berti hit a solo homer to put Miami on the board. Leblanc then reached on a fielding error, Brian Anderson was hit by a pitch and Nick Fortes hit a two-out infield single that loaded the bases. De La Cruz followed with an opposite-field drive to right-center for his 10th homer and second career grand slam.
The Marlins added two runs in the fourth and ended Miley’s outing after three-plus innings. Jerar Encarnacion scored from third on a wild pitch and Berti hit an RBI single.
In his third start since returning from the 60-day injured list, Miley allowed seven runs, three earned, on seven hits. He walked two in addition to plunking Anderson.
De La Cruz had another bases-loaded opportunity in the fourth but Chicago reliever Jeremiah Estrada struck him out, ending an eight-pitch at bat.
Rojas’ run-scoring single in the seventh made it 8-3 and Leblanc hit a two-run shot in the eighth.
“We had a lot of contributions from a lot of different guys,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “A nice offensive game for us.”
The Cubs struck first on Christopher Morel’s solo homer and Ian Happ’s RBI double in the third.
“You get up early and you like your chances with Wade on the mound when he’s locked in,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “Those two early runs were big but we just gave them right back.”
HOME RUN THEFT
De La Cruz nearly homered again in the eighth. Cubs center fielder Michael Hermosillo leaped and snatched his drive in front of the wall.
“I was 95 percent certain it was going over,” De La Cruz said. “All the credit to him. In the ninth, all I thought about was if he hits one my way, I was going to do the same to him.”
BALL AND PROJECTILE
Fortes’ single before De La Cruz’s slam was anything but routine. Fortes hit a high chopper to third that shattered his bat. The ball and pieces of the bat sailed in Cubs third baseman David Bote’s direction. As Bote attempted to field the grounder, the ball deflected off the bag.
Cubs: C Willson Contreras (left ankle sprain) showed no discomfort while running in a straight line Sunday but still encountered challenges with turning, Ross said.
Marlins: LHP Trevor Rogers (lat strain) will be shut down for the season. He exited after the first inning of his start at Washington on Saturday. A 2021 All-Star, Rogers struggled most of the season and finished 5-11 with a 5.47 ERA.
RHP Adrian Sampson (2-5, 3.48 ERA) will start the middle game of the series for the Cubs Tuesday and RHP Pablo Lopez (9-10, 3.99) will start for the Marlins.
WRIGHT WINS 19TH, RILEY AND ROSARIO HOMER, BRAVES BEAT NATS
ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Wright didn’t exactly feel sluggish, just not quite on top of his game.
Even so, his performance, which Wright said was just “OK,” was good enough to move him closer to 20 wins.
“The more times I can go out there and pitch as long as I can, however long that may be, and hopefully give us chance to win – that’s what I think I’m the most proud of,” he said. “There’s just a lot more confidence when I take the mound.”
Wright won his major league-leading 19th game, Austin Riley and Eddie Rosario homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Monday night.
The defending World Series champions won their ninth straight home game to improve to 92-55. Atlanta remained one game behind the first-place Mets in the NL East after New York won 7-2 at Milwaukee to clinch a playoff spot.
Wright (19-5) won his sixth consecutive decision, allowing two runs and eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in six innings. The Braves improved to 22-6 in Wright’s starts this season, including seven straight wins. Wright threw 64 of 88 pitches for strikes.
“He’s been sharper, but you’re doing something right when you win that many games and you’re keeping your club in there, and it’s not going to be just without flaws or smooth sailing all of the time,” manager Brian Snitker said. “And probably most of the time not. And the fact that you can maneuver and do things when you’re not hitting on all cylinders is what winners do.”
Riley hit his 37th homer, second-best in the NL, and his eighth against the Nationals in 14 games this year. He went deep in the first off Cory Abbott, his 368-foot shot barely clearing the wall in left field. Rosario connected off Steve Cishek to make it 5-2 in the seventh, his fifth homer traveling 392 feet to right.
Last-place Washington dropped to 51-96 and lost for the seventh time in nine games.
“They’re getting an opportunity to play and they’re showing me some things I want to see, and they’re doing well,” manager Dave Martinez said. “We’re looking for players, right? Come spring training, these guys can make a good case for themselves.”
Wright is 3-0 with a 3.15 ERA in three starts this year against the Nationals. The No. 5 overall draft pick of 2017 gave up a single in the first, the second and the fourth but didn’t allow a runner into scoring position until Ildemaro Vargas doubled to begin the fifth.
Vargas advanced on C.J. Abrams’ single and scored on Victor Robles’ sacrifice fly. Wright issued his lone walk before Alex Call doubled to drive in Abrams to trim the lead to 4-2. Wright gave up singles to Joey Meneses and Vargas in the sixth but struck out Riley Adams to end the threat.
Jesse Chavez faced the minimum in the seventh, Raisel Iglesias faced four batters in the eighth – his 18th consecutive scoreless appearance – and Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his NL-leading 35th save in 42 chances.
The Braves scored three runs in the fourth. Riley walked and advanced on a double by Matt Olson that ended an 0-for-22 stretch, then scored on Travis d’Arnaud’s single. Michael Harris II followed with an RBI single. He stole second, advanced to third on a throwing error by Adams and scored on William Contreras’ sacrifice fly.
Olson began the game with four hits in his last 66 at-bats dating to Aug. 28.
“It hasn’t been the easiest go for me personally, but it’s a crazy game and you just stay on top of stuff,” he said. “We’ve been winning some games and that’s all that matters at the end of the day. Trying to get it going in the right direction. A good baby step.”
Atlanta has outscored opponents 39-12 during its home winning streak. The Braves last won nine straight as part of a modern era-record 13-game home winning streak in 2019. At 51-25 at home, the Braves are second in the NL in home winning percentage.
Facing Atlanta for the first time, Abbott (0-3) allowed four runs and six hits in four innings, his ERA rising 51 points to 5.70 in seven starts this season.
Meneses went 4 for 4, each of his hits a single.
The Braves improved to 11-3 against Washington this season.
Nationals: Martinez said DH Nelson Cruz (eye inflammation) is doing better after taking eye drops but might need a couple more days before he rejoins the lineup. … LHP MacKenzie Gore (left shoulder inflammation) will throw a bullpen Tuesday. If that goes well, he will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. … C Keibert Ruiz (testicular contusion) and RHP Cade Cavalli (right shoulder inflammation) are traveling with the team but aren’t expected to return this season. … RHP Victor Arano (right shoulder strain) played catch.
Wright is bidding to become the first Braves pitcher to lead the NL in wins since Russ Ortiz had 21 in 2003. The last Atlanta pitcher to lead the majors in wins was Tom Glavine in 2000. The Hall of Famer won 21 times that year.
Braves RHP Charlie Morton (8-6, 4.17 ERA) will face LHP Patrick Corbin (6-18, 6.11) as the teams play the second game of a three-game series Tuesday.
SCHERZER PERFECT FOR 6 IN RETURN, WINS 200TH AS METS CLINCH
MILWAUKEE (AP) For the New York Mets, a playoff spot was certainly worth celebrating. Even if they still have bigger goals on the table in the middle of a heated pennant race.
Max Scherzer was pulled from his 200th win with a perfect game intact, and the Mets clinched their first trip to the postseason in six years by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 on Monday night.
Reinstated from the injured list before the game, Scherzer (10-4) struck out nine in six innings. The 38-year-old ace threw only 68 pitches, but that was as far as the NL East leaders let him go in his first start in 16 days.
Brewers star Christian Yelich doubled leading off the seventh against Tylor Megill, making his first major league relief appearance after 27 starts. Megill also came off the injured list earlier in the day.
Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer off reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (10-8), and the Mets won their fifth straight to wrap up at least one of the three National League wild cards. They lead their division by one game over defending World Series champion Atlanta, which beat Washington 5-2 at home.
“This is what you play the game for. You play the game to go to the postseason,” Scherzer said. “We have a lot of things in front of us and we understand that. But, man, you’ve got to celebrate the good times, too.”
Mets players and coaches hugged and high-fived on the field after the final out, then enjoyed a boozy but subdued celebration in the clubhouse.
“This is just the first step. I have high expectations,” owner Steven Cohen, wearing a Mets cap, said after giving a postgame speech to the team. “If we can win the division, that would be great. Obviously, Atlanta is a great team, and it will probably go down to the wire, and then we’ll see what happens in the playoffs. I think this is a team that can go really far.”
It is the 10th postseason appearance in the franchise’s 61-season history, and first since the Mets lost to San Francisco in the 2016 NL wild-card game.
“We understand this is not the end goal, but it’s part of our destiny,” shortstop Francisco Lindor said.
Mets players took a group photo and selfies on the field after the game. In the clubhouse, Scherzer held a bottle of Ace of Spades champagne while drinking out of a paper Gatorade cup.
“It’s a mature group that revels, stays in the moment,” first-year Mets manager Buck Showalter said.
Scherzer was activated Monday after recovering from left oblique irritation. Showalter said before the game “we’re not going to go too deep with Max physically” in his first big league start since Sept. 3.
On his fourth try for win No. 200, the three-time Cy Young Award winner fanned Yelich, Willy Adames, Hunter Renfroe and Garrett Mitchell two times each.
Andrew McCutchen hit a line drive to right field off Scherzer in the second, but it was caught by a sliding Tyler Naquin to end the inning.
Scherzer sprinted to the mound before each inning. He often had the ball in hand before most of his teammates emerged from the dugout.
A smiling Scherzer received a hearty round of high-fives from teammates when he returned to the dugout after the sixth, indicating he was done for the night.
“Our chemistry is unparalleled,” said Alonso, headed to the playoffs for the first time in his career.
Scherzer exited his previous start with fatigue on his left side and went on the IL with oblique irritation. He also went on the injured list with a left oblique strain in May and was activated July 5.
“He didn’t give us many pitches to hit,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Lots of strikes, got ahead of us. We didn’t do anything against him.”
The loss dropped Milwaukee 8 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL Central and 2 1/2 games back of Philadelphia for the third NL wild card. The Brewers had won two of three games against the Yankees in Milwaukee over the weekend.
With one out in the fourth, Burnes gave up consecutive singles before Alonso hit a 1-2 changeup 437 feet for his 36th home run to stake New York to a 3-0 lead.
Alonso’s 118 RBIs lead the NL.
New York (94-55) extended its lead to 5-0 in the sixth after back-to-back triples by Brandon Nimmo and Lindor, and an RBI double by Daniel Vogelbach.
The previous Mets players to hit consecutive triples were Jose Reyes and Jason Bay in April 2010.
Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer off Megill in the seventh, his 32nd.
It was the Mets’ first win in Milwaukee since May 2018. They had lost their last nine road games against the Brewers, and 14 of the past 15.
“A lot of blood, sweat and tears poured into this. Many years of hard work to try and get to this point,” Nimmo said about reaching the playoffs. “It’s been a little bit of a drought. … We’re excited to celebrate it and enjoy this.”
Scherzer (200-101) joined Justin Verlander (243 wins) and Zack Greinke (223) as the only active pitchers with 200 career wins.
The middle game of the series is Tuesday night. LHP Aaron Ashby (2-10, 4.58 ERA) returns from a stint on the IL with left shoulder inflammation to start a bullpen game for Milwaukee. New York goes with RHP Carlos Carrasco (15-6, 3.70). He gave up one run over six innings in each of his last two starts, striking out 17 total batters.
ESTRADA’S 3-RUN HOMER IN 10TH LIFTS GIANTS PAST ROCKIES 10-7
DENVER (AP) Thairo Estrada hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the 10th inning after igniting a tying rally in the ninth, and the San Francisco Giants came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-7 on Monday night.
Mike Yastrzemski homered and Wilmer Flores had three hits and two RBIs for the Giants, who snapped a three-game losing streak and overcame four errors that led to two unearned runs. “I think it’s huge,” Yastrzemski said. “It shows that we still care about what’s going on here, all of our individual efforts and our team effort. I think it’s important to have these moments, especially leading into next year to kind of build confidence. It’s nice to see guys still really caring.”
Michael Toglia had three hits for the Rockies, including a pair of run-scoring triples. C.J. Cron and Charlie Blackmon also had three hits apiece for Colorado.
Gavin Hollowell (0-1), making his major league debut, struck out the first two batters he faced in the 10th. But he walked LaMonte Wade Jr., giving the Giants runners at first and second, including the automatic runner. Estrada worked the count full before connecting for his 14th home run, a line shot that reached the left field bleachers. “I was very happy but at the same time it shows the type of team that we are,” Estrada said through an interpreter. “All of us put a little bit into this win. I just happened to hit the game-winning home run.”
Camilo Doval (6-6) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win and Scott Alexander got three outs for his second save.
Trailing 6-2 going into the fifth, the Giants rallied for three runs, getting the first two on Joc Pederson’s sacrifice fly and Brandon Crawford’s two-out RBI single. David Villar then singled and Chad Smith relieved Chad Kuhl. Yastrzemski, who hit a solo homer in the fourth, greeted Smith with an RBI single before the Rockies ended the inning by throwing out Villar at the plate on a delayed double-steal attempt.
The Rockies added a run in the sixth on Connor Joe’s RBI double, but San Francisco fought back to tie it with a two-run ninth. Estrada had a leadoff double against Justin Lawrence and, one out later, Flores singled him home. Crawford flied out before Villar evened the score with an RBI double.
San Francisco starter Jakob Junis went 4 1/3 innings and allowed six runs on 12 hits, including RBI triples in successive at-bats by Toglia, who broke out of an 0-for-14 skid. ROOKIE REDEMPTION
Villar, the Giants’ rookie third baseman, took the edge off his tough start in the game with a sweet finish. In the third inning, he was charged with a double error when he bobbled Connor Joe’s grounder and then had an errant throw to first. Later he was thrown out at home on a double-steal attempt gone wrong. But he made those miscues an afterthought with a clutch two-out RBI double in the ninth that tied the score, setting the stage for Estrada’s heroics.
“I think that’s really important (for a young player) because you’ve learned several things,” Yastrzemski said. “You learned you’re never out of the game, you learn that you can always do something good after making a mistake, and to see him have that success was really, really fun.” TRAINER’S ROOM
Giants: LHP Carlos Rodon had his scheduled Tuesday start pushed back to Friday in Arizona. Manager Gabe Kapler said the team wanted to give Rodon some extra time between starts to allow a blister and split fingernail on his pitching hand to calm down a bit. Rodon has been dealing with the problem for much of the season. Kapler did not immediately announce a replacement. “We’ll figure it out,” he said. . The Giants reinstated OF Austin Slater (left hand sprain) from the 10-day injured list and optioned OF Heliot Ramos to Triple-A Sacramento
Rockies: 2B Brendan Rodgers remains day-to-day with a left hamstring strain. The Rockies are hopeful Rodgers will be able to return soon, though the team said he will undergo an MRI. Rodgers left Sunday’s game at the Chicago Cubs early because of soreness in the hamstring.
Colorado LHP Kyle Freeland (9-9, 4.43 ERA) is set to start Tuesday night against San Francisco.
KERSHAW KS 10, DODGERS BEAT DIAMONDBACKS 5-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Taylor has struggled mightily this season, his feel at the plate varying day to day.
Even a three-run blast didn’t come easy in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Taylor struck out 149 times in 365 at-bats coming into the game, with just 24% of his swings being put into play. He flied out in the second before connecting for his 10th homer off Merrill Kelly (12-7) in a four-run fourth. However, he had to wait for it.
Crew chief James Hoye ruled fan interference when a man in the lower left-field seats wearing a Dodgers jersey made a clumsy attempt at catching the ball in his glove. The ball struck the man in the belly and it ricocheted back onto the field.
The Dodgers challenged the call and after a video review, Taylor came trotting home with a three-run shot that extended their lead to 5-0.
“When I saw the replay, I thought it was a homer because it looked like it hit the guy in the chest so I think it would have hit the top of the wall and bounced over, but I wasn’t sure,” he said. “I thought it still might stand just the way replay has gone this year. You never know.”
On a night when the Dodgers’ power trio of Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman went a combined 1 for 11 with a walk and two strikeouts, the lower half of the order produced.
Taylor had the biggest blow.
“It’s good to get a big hit there and come through with guys in scoring position,” he said. “Once you start hitting the ball hard, it kind of relaxes you a little bit.”
Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 six days after beating the D-backs 4-0 on the road.
“It’s not an easy thing to do,” he said of facing the same team in back-to-back starts. “You don’t want to overthink too much. There’s only so many things I can do. I don’t have too many tricks up my sleeve. Try to mix it up as best as I can.”
The Dodgers have beaten the D-backs in 19 of their last 20 meetings at Dodger Stadium. They improved to 12-3 against Arizona this season.
Kershaw (9-3) allowed one run and six hits in six innings to earn his second straight win after a loss and four no-decisions dating to July 24. His strikeouts tied for his second-most of the season. The left-hander struck out the side in the third.
Closer Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth and gave up a leadoff single and then hit two straight batters to load the bases. Gavin Lux made a diving stab on pinch-hitter Sergio Alcantara, who grounded into a double play, before Daulton Varsho popped up to end it.
Lux had three hits from the No. 7 spot.
Joey Gallo drove in the Dodgers’ first two runs. He hit a 437-foot homer to the right-field pavilion with two outs in the second. Gallo had an RBI single in the fourth in which Max Muncy scored on a fielding error by center fielder Varsho.
The Dodgers thought they’d executed an inning-ending double play in the fifth. Instead, the video review went against them. Geraldo Perdomo grounded into a fielder’s choice to third that scored Carson Kelly, who doubled leading off, and Arizona trailed 5-1.
Christian Walker scored on Alcantara’s double-play grounder for Arizona’s other run.
Merrill Kelly gave up five runs and eight hits in six innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two.
Walker stretched his at-bat in the fourth to 12 pitches, which Kershaw figured kept him from pitching into the seventh. Walker owns four career homers against the three-time Cy Young Award winner.
“I don’t care if he hit a million miles an hour to the warning track, I just wanted an out there,” Kershaw said. “I had thrown fastballs and sliders basically the whole at-bat. Will (Smith) had actually called curveball the pitch before and I shook him off and he fouled off another slider. Curveball for me is always, can I throw it for a strike and thankfully, I threw it for a strike.”
Walker went down swinging on a 72-mph curveball.
Dodgers color analyst Orel Hershiser gave a souvenir to a sure-handed fan.
The World Series champion and NL Cy Young Award winner in 1988 tossed a foul ball that landed in the broadcast booth to a fan who made the catch cleanly.
“Don’t hurt anyone,” cautioned announcer Joe Davis as Hershiser tried to attract fans’ attention to the coveted giveaway.
D-backs: RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 4.06 ERA) starts Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader in pursuit of his first win since May 13. He got a no-decision in 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers last week. RHP Drey Jameson (1-0, 0-0) starts Game 2. He won his MLB debut last week against the Padres with seven scoreless innings.
Dodgers: RHP Michael Grove (0-0, 4.40) gets a second start in Game 1. He faced the D-backs in a spot start on Sept. 14, giving up two runs and and two hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked one. LHP Tyler Anderson (15-3, 2.62) is expected to come off the paternity list and start Game 2.
INDIANA, OHIO STATE AND PENN STATE EARN WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS
Following Week 3 contests, the Big Ten Conference Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Week, and the Freshman of the Week were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:
Offensive Player of the Week
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
QB – So. – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga
- Completed 18 of 20 passes for 297 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone, finishing with 367 yards passing and five touchdowns in the Buckeyes’ 77-21 win over Toledo
- Recorded a completion percentage of more than 80 percent for the fourth time, while his 256.8 passing efficiency was the second highest of his career
- Leads the nation with 11 touchdown passes, ranks second in passing efficiency (208.6) and ranks among the top 10 quarterbacks in five different categories: yards per pass attempt (4th, 11.07), points responsible for (7th, 66), points responsible for per game (7th, 22.0), completion percentage (8th, .729), passing yards per game (9th, 313.7)
- Earns his third career Offensive Player of the Week award and his 10th career weekly honor
- Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Nov. 22, 2021)
Defensive Player of the Week
Ji’Ayir Brown, Penn State
S – Sr. – Trenton, N.J. – Trenton Central
- Tallied five tackles (four solo), a sack, a forced fumble and an interception to help Penn State defeat Auburn 41-12 and become the first Big Ten school to sweep a home-and-home series against an SEC opponent since 2012
- Recorded a strip-sack in the third quarter, his first career sack and second career forced fumble, before adding his seventh career interception in the third and returning it for 27 yards
- The Nittany Lions’ 41 points marked the most allowed by Auburn to a non-conference opponent at home since 2001 (41 vs. Louisiana Tech in a 48-41 overtime win)
- Earns the second Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career and his first of the season
- Last Penn State Defensive Player of the Week: Ji’Ayir Brown (Nov. 8, 2021)
Special Teams Player of the Week
Charles Campbell, Indiana
PK – Jr. – Jackson, Tenn. – University School of Jackson
- Notched his second career four-field goal game to tie the program single-game record in Indiana’s 33-30 overtime victory over Western Kentucky
- Recorded a 51-yard field goal to win the game, his fourth career make from 50-plus yards and Indiana’s first walk-off field goal since 2016
- His four field goals tied for the most in the FBS in Week Three and he was one of four place kickers to convert a 50-plus yard field goal
- The Academic All-Big Ten honoree garners the second Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career and his first since Nov. 2, 2020
- Last Indiana Special Teams Player of the Week: Haydon Whitehead (Dec. 7, 2020)
Freshman of the Week
Nicholas Singleton, Penn State
RB – Shillington, Pa. – Governor Mifflin
- Finished with 10 rushes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Penn State’s 41-12 win at Auburn, becoming the first PSU true freshman running back with back-to-back 100-yard games since Noah Cain in 2019
- With runs of 54 and 53 yards, Singleton now has five runs of 40+ yards this season and three over 50 yards to lead the country
- His 334 yards are the most rushing yards by a Penn State freshman through first three games of a season, passing Saquon Barkley’s mark of 311 in 2015
- Earns the second Freshman of the Week honor of his career and second in as many weeks
- Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Nicholas Singleton (Sept. 12, 2022)
MAC ANNOUNCES WEEK 3 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Matt McDonald, Bowling Green, QB
Senior, Newport Beach, Calif. (Mission Viejo)
McDonald led BGSU to a 34-31 win over Marshall as he found Ta’ron Keith in the endzone for the game-winning score in overtime. Marshall was ranked No. 26 in the nation, just a few points away from being in the Top 25. McDonald became the first Falcon since Matt Johnson in 2015 to throw 4+ touchdowns in back-to-back games. He had five last week against Eastern Kentucky. McDonald had scoring passes of 25 and 30 yards in the second quarter, both coming on fourth down plays. He spread the wealth with six receivers having at least 30+ receiving yards.
MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Karl Brooks, Bowling Green, Defensive End
Senior, Lansing, Mich. (Lansing Sexton HS)
Brooks led a very balanced defensive effort that caused havoc for the Marshall offense. He notched one sack and fumble recovery. His fumble recovery came inside BGSU’s own five-yard line. Brooks also helped BGSU force two Marshall turnovers inside the Falcons’ five-yard line. His pass rush helped BGSU hold Marshall to a FG in the first overtime, setting stage for BGSU’s game-winning touchdown drive.
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Alex McNulty, Buffalo, Kicker
Senior, Caledonia, NY (McQuaid Jesuit)
McNulty was perfect on the day, making all of his kick attempts at Coastal Carolina. The senior kicker was 4-for-4 on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra point attempts. McNulty made kicks of 36, 47, 42 and 26 yards. He became the first Buffalo kicker to make four field goals in a game since A.J. Principe made four field goals at Syracuse in 2007. His 14 points in the game were a career high.
MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Samson Evans, Eastern Michigan, Running Back
Senior, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Senior running back Samson Evans put together a career night in EMU’s win over ASU. The Crystal Lake, Ill. native carried the ball 36 times for 258 yards on the ground with one touchdown, an average of 7.2 yards per carry on the night. Evans also pulled in one pass for seven yards and returned one kickoff for 21 yards to finish the game with 286 all-purpose yards. The ground game, which finished with 305 yards against the Sun Devils, saw Evans record the third-highest rush total in program history and just the sixth 250-yard-plus game in program history, the first since the 2013 season (Bronson Hill, 257 vs. Ohio University, Oct. 19, 2013). Evans, who entered the game with a career-best 89 yards rushing against Eastern Kentucky University (Sept. 2) earlier this year, recorded 107 yards rushing in the fourth quarter alone as he averages 8.9 yards per carry. Additionally, when adding in his 55 yards from the third quarter, Evans’ 162 yards in the second half ranks second among full game totals for the year in the MAC behind Lew Nichols’ 166 total for Central Michigan against Bucknell (Sept. 17, 2022). His 258 yard effort is the best single-game total by any player in the NCAA this season. In addition to having the single-best rushing performance in the NCAA this season, senior Samson Evans has also been one of the most consistently good backs in the nation. He currently ranks 11th in the nation with 366 rushing yards. He is sixth in the country with a 122.0 rushing yards per game average. Additionally, Evans ranks first in the MAC and 18th nationally in all purpose yards, where he has averaged 142.33 per game in 2022.
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Kempton Shine, Eastern Michigan, Cornerback
Junior, Chicago, Ill. (St. Rita)
Shine was instrumental in the Eagles’ 30-21 victory over the Sun Devils Sept. 17., Perhaps the most important play of the game, Shine forced and collected an ASU fumble with just minutes remaining in the game and with the Sun Devils driving into EMU territory down just nine point. The forced fumble was the second of Shine’s career, his first since punching one out against Northern Illinois, Dec. 12, 2020. It was his first fumble recovery since Nov. 27 of the same year, against Central Michigan. Shine finished the night with six total tackles, which ranked second on the team, with four solo tackles, the most among Eagle defenders.
MAC West Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Jesus Gomez, Eastern Michigan, Kicker
Sophomore, Puebla, Mexico (Prepa Tec Puebla)
Sophomore kicker Jesus Gomez split the uprights on a 27-yard field goal attempt with 11:04 in the first quarter. It was the first field goal make of his career. Moreover, it was the first three-point attempt for Eastern Michigan this season. Prior to Saturday’s game, EMU had not made a field goal since Dec. 18, 2021, against Liberty University. Gomez finished the contest a perfect 3-of-3 on field goal attempts, while also hitting each of his three extra-point attempts.
HCAC SPORTS NOTEBOOKS
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Josh Taylor (Mt. Orab, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Quarterback | Junior – Taylor led the Lions to another big non-conference win this week. The Lions defeated Hope 33-28 and Taylor was a big reason why. For the game, Taylor was 20-of-31 passing for 352 yards and two touchdowns. He added seven rushes for 19 yards and another touchdown.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Decklan Brophy (Knoxville, Tenn.) Mount St. Joseph University | Defensive End | Junior – Brophy had an outstanding game for the Lions defense in Saturday’s 33-28 win over Hope. Brophy tied for the team lead with six tackles, five of which were solo, and a pair of sacks. The sacks came on back-to-back plays early in the second half that set the tone for the entire second half for the Mount.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Ryan Murray (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Punter | Graduate Student – Lions punter Ryan Murray only punted three times in the game for 141 yards (47 yard average). Late in the third quarter he hit a punt that changed the game. With the Lions leading by five with 1:26 left in the third and punting from their own 28 yard line, Murray flipped the field in a big way. He hit a punt that rolled out 71 yards and was downed inside the Hope 1-yard line.
- Tazz Garrett (Indianapolis, Ind.) Anderson University | Wide Receiver | First-Year – Garrett notched 12 receptions and 119 receiving yards against Alma.
- Tawann Rome (New Orleans, La.) Defiance College | Wide Receiver | Sophomore – Tawann caught five passes for 136 yards and one touchdown and also added one rush for 2 yards in a 42-23 loss to Kalamazoo. Tawann was the team’s leading receiver on the day.
- Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) Hanover College | Quarterback | Senior – Weimer led the Panthers in a hard fought battle with Olivet. The quarterback turned in an impressive day with 321 yards through the air with three touchdowns. He also completed 30-of-39 attempts while connecting for a game long 50 yard reception.
- David Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Running Back | Sophomore – Smith rushed for 146 yards in 13 attempts, averaging 11.2 yards per carry with a longest run of 60-yards in the Spartans’ road game against Greenville.
- Daniel Huery (Katy, Texas) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Wide Receiver | Junior – Huery had a busy day with nine receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown; two kickoff returns for 24 yards; and a 2-yard rush in Rose-Hulman’s loss to Albion.
- Cayden Sotelo (Charlottesville, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Back | Sophomore – Sotelo recorded seven tackles and one forced fumble against Alma.
- Karl Foster (Detroit, Mich.) Bluffton University | Linebacker | Junior – Foster led the Bears defense with 13 tackles and one pass breakup in Bluffton’s 58-23 loss to Adrian in the first ever night game at Bluffton University.
- Jamey Deckard (Bedford, Ind.) Hanover College | Linebacker | Junior – Deckard led the Panthers in a hard fought battle against Olivet. The junior charted five total tackles with four solo stops. He also added an interception that he returned 42 yards setting the Panthers up for the score.
- Zeke Sanchez (Indianapolis, Ind.) Defiance College | Punter/Kicker | Sophomore – Sanchez punted the ball 4 times for 121 yards, including a big 68 yard punt. Sanchez pinned 2 punts inside the 20 yard line. He kicked off 5 times for 244 yards with one touchback. Sanchez also converted his lone field goal attempt and went 2/3 on extra point attempts.
- Andrew Toler (Bidwell, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Punter | Junior – Toler punted seven times for an impressive 43.7 yard average per kick with a long of 51 to lead the Rose-Hulman special teams in a loss to Albion. Two of Toler’s punts ended inside the 20-yard line.
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Grace Young (Harrison, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Middle Hitter | Junior – Lions junior middle hitter Grace Young had a huge weekend for the team during the 2-1 trip to Wittenberg. Young registered 23 kills and a hitting percentage of .526 over the weekend. Young’s performance against Asbury was unbelievable with 10 kills against only one error in 12 attempts.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Casey Dunn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Dunn led the Panthers to a 3-1 week as part of the Hanover Invite. The junior recorded 90 total digs including a week best 43 in the teams win over Adrian. Dunn also added four service aces.
- Ashlyn Transier (Cicero, Ind.) Anderson University | Middle Hitter/Right Side | Senior – Transier recorded a .214 hitting percentage and averaged 1.67 kills per set for the week.
- Jenna Woods (DeGraff, Ohio) Bluffton University | Middle Hitter | First-Year – Woods pounded away at the opposition this week with 42 kills against just 11 errors for a .397 hitting percentage as the Beavers went 3-1 with a tournament title at the Buffalo State Bengal Challenge. Woods also finished with nine total blocks and tallied 3.0 kills per set and 3.4 points per set.
- Kendra Kline (North Manchester, Ind.) Defiance College | Setter | Sophomore – Kline led the offensive attack for the Yellow Jackets this week in a 3-1 loss to Trine and a 3-0 victory over Olivet. Kline totaled 5 kills and 10 assists against Trine and 4 kills and 12 assists against Olivet giving her a total of 9 kills and 22 assists during the two matches.
- Maria Young (Bedford, Va.) Earlham College | Right Side | Junior – Young led the Quakers in kills in all but one match this week. The junior totaled 63 kills and eight aces on the week.
- CC Shick (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Right Side/Middle Hitter | First-Year – Shick led the Panthers to a 3-1 overall week as part of the Hanover Invitational. The freshman earned All-Invite honors after posting a .301 hitting percentage on the week with 42 kills on 113 attempts. Shick also added an impressive eight block assists, including five in the teams win over Adrian.
- Grace Ward (Edgewood, Ky.) Transylvania University | Setter | Junior – In the last week, the Pioneers have posted a win over Centre and then three straight three set sweeps over Covenant, Marietta, and Maryville at the Maryville College Invitational. As the Pioneers’ setter, Ward posted 127 assists in four games setting up high hitting percentages for the Pioneers’ offense.
- Erin Roach (Selma, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Specialist | Senior – Roach scattered an average of 4.6 digs per set on the week while delivering a total of 5 service aces.
- Emma Organ (Lambertville, Mich.) Bluffton University | Outside Hitter | First-Year – Organ picked up 57 digs in 14 sets for 4.1 digs per set as Bluffton went 3-1 on the week with a 3-0 mark at Buffalo State Bengal Challenge. She also added four aces for the Beavers.
- Hope Yost (Perrysburg, Ohio) Defiance College | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Yost led the defensive attack for the Yellow Jackets this week as the team went 1-1 during the week, losing 3-1 at Trine and defeating Olivet 3-0. Yost led the team in digs in both matches. She recorded 19 digs against Trine and 18 against Olivet, giving her a total of 37 digs in the two matches.
- Jen Shamel (Columbiaville, Mich.) Earlham College | Libero | Senior – Shamel collected 71 digs on the week as an anchor in the Quaker back line. She recorded a high of 33 digs in a five-set match against Heidelberg, where she crossed the 1,000 dig mark for her career.
- Erin Androne (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Libero | Junior – Lions junior Libero helped the team to a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Wittenberg Invitational. In three matches (just 9 sets) Androne registered 35 digs (3.9 per set). She did so while only committing one receiving error over the weekend.
- Lily Ebright (Wichita, Kan.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Specialist | First-Year – Ebright led Rose-Hulman’s efforts with 23 digs at Aurora and 21 digs against top 25 vote getter UW-Platteville in a pair of weekend losses. Ebright earned a spot on the all-tournament team at Aurora for her efforts.
- Jackson Karrington (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Middle Blocker | Senior – The Pioneers traveled to Tennessee for the Maryville College Invitational where they swept Convenant, Marietta, and Maryville all in three straight sets. Karrington had 13 blocks and four digs.
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Sarah Shoemaker (Chesterfield, Mo.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Midfield | Graduate Student- Shoemaker scored three goals with one assist as Rose-Hulman rolled past St. Mary-of-the-Woods 5-1 and Millikin 7-1 last week. Shoemaker increased her career goals total to 17 and career assists total to 22 to reach the top 5 in program history in career assists (22) and move into 7th place in career points (56).
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Morgan Patton (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goal Keeper | Senior – Patton had a big week in the goal with seven saves against Denison on Wednesday night for a 0-0 draw in a defensive heavy game. Patton also recorded 11 saves in a game against Kenyon to help the Pioneers come from down two to come back and tie 2-2. In the Pioneers’ game against Berea, Patton earned five saves. After three games, Patton recorded 23 saves on the week as the anchor of the Pioneer defense.
- Lauren Brown (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Anderson University | Forward | Sophomore – Brown posted three goals and one assist for seven points as Anderson went 1-0-1 on the week. Brown notched two goals and one assist for five points as Anderson rolled past Asbury 5-0. In a 2-2 draw with Huntington, Brown managed to draw a penalty kick for the Ravens and then proceeded to take and convert the penalty kick.
- Hallie Webb (Bowling Green, Ohio) Defiance College | Forward | Junior – In a 7-1 win at Penn State Beaver, Webb scored two goals while registering three shots on goal. In a 4-0 loss to Thiel, Webb registered two total shot attempts.
- Eva Lyon (Dayton, Ohio) Earlham College | Forward | Senior – Eva Lyon recorded two goals in a 3-0 win over Berea on Saturday. The senior scored a header from a corner kick to begin the game and hit a long shot in the bottom left corner for her second score.
- Beth Cook (Goshen, Ohio) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Cook led the Panthers to a 2-0 week as they defeated both Capital and Wittenberg. The sophomore charted 10 total shots picking up three goals and one assist on the week. In the teams victory over Capital she added both one goal and an assist.
- Layla Youtsler (Middletown, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Forward | First-Year – Youtsler had a pair of goals in the Lions two wins this week. In the Lions 3-0 over Berea on Wednesday Youtsler scored her first career goal, on two shots that both were on frame. On Saturday she found the back of the net again for the game winner over Asbury.
- Audrey Rawls (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Forward | Senior – In a game against Berea, Rawls helped catapult the Pioneers to a 6-2 win. Rawls scored three goals and had one assist leading the Pioneer offense coming off the bench to make a major impact on the game.
- Emmalee Paarlberg (Franklin, Ohio) Anderson University | Goak Keeper | Junior – Paarlberg saved 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) shots as Anderson went 1-0-1 on the week. Paarlberg provided a three-save shutout in a 5-0 win against Asbury followed by saving 9-of-11 shots in a 2-2 draw with Huntington.
- Makayla Hurey (Sidney, Ohio) Earlham College | Goal Keeper | Sophomore – Hurey recorded a pair of seven-save efforts in goal this week with only one goal allowed in a 1-1 week for the Quakers.
- Maggie Hinegardner (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Goal Keeper | Junior – Hinegardner led the Panthers to a 2-0 week as the junior goalkeeper charted two victories and a clean sheet. In the win over Witt she added seven saves while picking up four in the win over Capital.
- Kiley McKee (Aurora, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive | Senior – McKee allowed a defensive effort that resulted in Rose-Hulman’s allowing just 3 shots on goal in a 5-1 win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods and just 2 shots on goal in a 7-1 win over Millikin.
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Will Gehlhausen (Norwalk, Ohio) Defiance College | Forward | Sophomore – Defiance went 1-2 this week, defeating Adrian and losing to Wooster and Baldwin Wallace. In the 2-1 win vs Adrian, Will scored both goals to lead the team to victory.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Angel Velasco-Urbina (Louisville, Ky.) Bluffton University | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Velasco-Urbina had an outstanding week in goal, allowing just one score in 270 minutes of action with two shutouts as the Beavers went 1-1-1. The only tally was a goal by 2021 MIAA champion Trine in a 1-0 victory over the Beavers at Bluffton. He finished with eight saves and a 0.33 GAA for the week.
- Regan Frost (Yorktown, Ind.) Anderson University | Forward | Junior – Frost dished out two assists during Anderson’s 2-0 win against Olivet. The Ravens went 1-1 during the week.
- Braden Guinn (Yorktown, Ind.) Earlham College | Forward/Midfield | Sophomore – Guinn led the Quakers in a 3-2 loss to Marietta College on Saturday. The sophomore notched two goals and led EC in shots for the week.
- Joao Domenici (Alphavile, Brazil) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Domenici led the Panther attack last week despite falling to both ONU and Otterbein. The sophomore charted a team best five shots in the 2-0 contest with ONU before helping to hold Otterbein to just one goal after losing a man in the third minute.
- Jackson Seida (Frankfort, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Junior – Seida scored the lone goal in Rose-Hulman’s 1-0 win over DePauw, helping Rose-Hulman go 1-0-1 last week and improve to 3-0-2 on the season.
- Jaxon Gillig (Carmel, Ind.) Anderson University | Defender | Sophomore – The Ravens finished 1-1 on the week. During Anderson’s 2-0 shutout against Olivet, Gillig tabbed two defensive saves for the Ravens. He also provided the Ravens with a pair of steals and three intercepts against Olivet.
- Luciano Salemi (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Goal Keeper | Junior – Salemi posted a strong week in frame despite dropping two tough matchups to OAC foes Otterbein and ONU. After falling to a man down just three minutes into the contest at Otterbein, the keeper stood tall charting seven saves on eight shots faced. Against ONU, he picked up 10 total saves.
- John Biederstedt (Indianapolis, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goal Keeper | Sophomore – Biederstedt led Rose-Hulman’s defensive effort in a 1-0 win over DePauw and a 1-1 draw against defending MIAA champion Hope with three total saves. Rose-Hulman stands 3-0-2 (draws to Hope and North Central) after the 1-0-1 week.
RIVER STATES CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK SELECTED FOR SEPT. 12-18
Lyons selected RSC Volleyball Setter of the Week from IU Kokomo
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Kaley Lyons from Indiana University Kokomo is the River States Conference Volleyball Setter of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
A junior from Fort Wayne, Ind., Lyons had a double-double of 24 assists and 13 digs in an RSC win over IU East to start the week. She then had 17 assists and eight digs in another four-set victory, that time over Trinity International. Lyons averaged 5.1 assists and 2.63 digs per set splitting time at setter for the Cougars. She added three kills in each match and hit .333 for the week.
Smith gets another RSC Volleyball Defender of the Week for IU Kokomo
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Alyvia Smith from Indiana University Kokomo continued her lock on the River States Conference Volleyball Defender of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
A junior from Muncie, Ind., Smith totaled 54 digs in eight sets during a 2-0 week for the Cougars. She averaged 6.75 digs per set in a pair of 3-1 wins. First there was a 3-1 victory over RSC rival IU East, which included 29 digs for 7.25 per set. Smith added on 25 digs in a victory over Trinity International.
Broyles snags RSC Volleyball Attacker of the Week for IU Kokomo
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University Kokomo freshman Lexi Broyles was named River States Conference Volleyball Attacker of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
The outside hitter from Demotte, Ind., came up big with 22 kills and a .327 attack percentage across two matches. That included an RSC win of 3-1 over IU East with 14 kills, four blocks and a .464 percentage. She added another eight kills and three blocks in a 3-1 win over Trinity International.
Stariha selected for RSC Men’s Golfer of the Week from Carlow
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Jake Stariha from Carlow (Pa.) University is the River States Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
A grad student from Leechburg, Pa., Stariha placed fifth individually at the Grove City Invitational to earn the award. He shot 3-over 75 to take home the top-5 showing out of 89 golfers. He also shot a 79 in a dual match versus Geneva, which was second-best on the day.
Jones earns RSC Women’s Golfer of the Week from IU Kokomo
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brandi Jones from Indiana University Kokomo earned River States Conference Women’s Golfer of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
Jones, a grad student from Peru, Ind., had a first-place finish in her week. That came at the Eagle Glen Invitational. She started out with a blistering round of 3-under 69, a career-best. She had a two-day total of 149 for the victory. The Cougars were fourth place as a team.
Dickerson repeats as RSC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — For the second time in a row, Drake Dickerson from Ohio Christian University is the River States Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
The senior from Lancaster, Ohio, beat his own school record from the week before to stay hot on the course. He ran a time of 25 minutes, 14 seconds at the All-Ohio Collegiate Championship this past weekend. That put him 27th place out of 438 runners in the 8,000-meter race.
Camino Falcon named RSC Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week again for WVU Tech
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Carmen Camino Falcon from WVU Tech gained River States Conference Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance, her second conference weekly award in a row.
The senior from Spain had another high finish of third place at the Bridgewater Invitational. That was with a time of 25 minutes, 54 seconds in the 6,000-meter race. Camino Falcon’s effort led the Golden Bears’ individual competitors in the meet.
Sayar scores RSC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for No. 24 Rio Grande
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) midfielder Altan Sayar picked up River States Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
The freshman from Switzerland came off the bench to score three goals in a win over Marian. He also added an assist for a total of seven points in the 10-1 rout. All three of his shots on goal went in.
Protet picks up RSC Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week from Brescia (Ky.)
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University goalkeeper Victor Protet was picked as the River States Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
The freshman from France had a big game of 10 saves in a 2-1 win over Goshen. He had just the one goal against in 90 minutes. For the week, he had 121 minutes of play across two games for a goals-against average of 1.48.
Uffleman snags RSC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Brescia (Ky.) University forward Maci Uffleman is the River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
Uffleman, a sophomore, had a hat trick in a 5-0 win over Talladega (Ala.). The three goals came on four shots for her second hat trick in a row. Brescia scored a win in back to back games to improve to 2-3.
Kellett is the RSC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week from IU Kokomo
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Karlie Kellett from Indiana University Kokomo was chosen as the River States Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18 presented by Brown & Brown Insurance.
Kellett, a senior defender from Terre Haute, Ind., was a big part of two shutouts for the Cougars. She played every minute of the two wins, which were 3-0 and 4-0 wins over Huntington and Bluffton. The wins put IU Kokomo at 4-1-2 on the year.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
INDIANA WOMEN’S GOLF
MADISON, Wis. – The Indiana Hoosiers women’s golf team climbed a spot in the team standings and now sit 12th at the Badger Invitational at the University Ridge Golf Course on Monday.
Badger Invitational • Madison, Wis.
University Ridge Golf Course
Par 72 • 6248 yards
Live Results: GolfStat
Team Standings: 12th/13 – 612 (317-295; +36)
Top Indiana Player: Alexis Florio – 145 (75-70; +1)
• Junior Dominika Burdová played a team-best eight birdies to finish the day at 67 (-5). She birdied five of her first 11 and finished the round with three birdies in her final four holes on Monday. She has moved up nearly 40 spots in the individual rankings with a two-round score of 146 (79-67; +2).
• Graduate transfer Alexis Florio closed strong, stringing together four birdies in her back nine to play a card of 70 (-2). The Columbia transfer is the low Hoosier scorer through 36 holes at 145 (75-70; +1).
• Sophomore Margaret Fernandez rolled in a birdie attempt on No. 2 to finish the second round at 78 (+6).
• Senior Hanna Tanaka played an 80 (+8) with birdies on two of her final three holes.
• Sophomore Beatriz Junqueira turned in a scorecard of 82 (+10) in the second round.
• Playing as an individual, senior Valerie Clancy put together a solid round of 76 (+4) with a birdie on No. 7. Junior Morgan Dabagia, also playing as an individual, shot an 82 (+10) with two birdies in her final four holes.
HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS
t-14. Alexis Florio – 145 (75-70; +1)
t-20. Dominika Burdová – 146 (79-67; +2)
t-69. Beatriz Junqueira – 161 (79-82; +17)
71. Margaret Fernandez – 162 (84-78; +18)
73. Hanna Tanaka – 165 (85-80; +21)
t-64. Morgan Dabagia – 158 (76-82; +14)
t-64. Valerie Clancy – 158 (82-76; +14)
The third and final round of the Badger Invitational will begin with a 10 a.m. ET shotgun start. Indiana will be paired with East Carolina and individuals from Iowa, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Delaware on Tuesday.
PURDUE WOMEN’S GOLF
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Making her debut as a Boilermaker, redshirt-freshman Jade Gu fired rounds of 73 (+2) and 71 (E) to lead Purdue Women’s Golf through the first two rounds of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship. After 36 holes at Cherokee Country Club, the Boilermakers found themselves in ninth place at 13-over par (297-284—581).
Purdue got off to a difficult start in the opening round, firing a 297 (+13) that pushed the squad down into 12th place after 18 holes. However, the Boilermakers battled during the afternoon, shaving 13 strokes as a team to shoot an even-par 284 in the second round. The improvement moved Purdue three spots up the leaderboard into a tie for ninth alongside Maryland (292-289—581).
Despite a double bogey on the first hole of her collegiate career, Gu responded to post Purdue’s lowest two-round total. She played the final 35 holes of the day at level par, which included four birdies. After closing with a 73 (+2) in the morning, Gu parred the first 10 holes of the second round. A bogey broke her par streak, but she answered with back-to-back birdies to get into red figures. The Yardley, Pennsylvania, native finished the round at even par, putting her at 2-over for the tournament and in a tie for 29th.
Jocelyn Bruch and Momo Sugiyama finished the day at 4-over, tied alongside one another in 34th place. Bruch began her season with a birdie on the par-4 ninth but settled for an opening-round 75. She dropped four strokes in the afternoon, countering four birdies with four bogeys to card a 71. Sugiyama, making her Purdue debut like Gu, stayed consistent with consecutive rounds of 73 (+2). The Hawaii transfer did not let a triple bogey dramatically affect her day, responding with five birdies over her 36 holes.
The round of the day belonged to senior Danielle du Toit, as the senior fired a 2-under 69 in the afternoon. Her morning round was a forgettable one, but the veteran bounced back to card a round in the 60s. The Pretoria, South Africa, native played the first 14 holes of her second round bogey-free, which included a 3-under 33 on the back nine. She closed the day with a birdie on the par-4 seventh to break 70 and secure the Boilermakers’ lowest round.
Purdue wraps up its season-opening tournament Tuesday morning. The final round is a shotgun start, set to begin at 8:45 a.m. ET. The Boilermakers will be paired with host Tennessee (+3) and fellow Big Ten foe Michigan State (+10).
For updates throughout the remainder of the tournament, follow Purdue Women’s Golf on Twitter @PurdueWGolf.
T29. Jade Gu: 73-71—144 (+2)
T34. Momo Sugiyama: 73-73—146 (+4)
T34. Jocelyn Bruch: 75-71—146 (+4)
T54. Danielle du Toit: 81-69—150 (+8)
T58. Sifat Sagoo: 76-75—151 (+9)
1. Virginia: 277-276—553 (-15)
2. UCF: 275-280—555 (-13)
3. Wake Forest: 286-273—559 (-9)
4. Kent State: 284-278—562 (-6)
5. Virginia Tech: 281-285—566 (-2)
6. Michigan: 281-287—568 (E)
7. Tennessee: 289-282—571 (+3)
8. Michigan State: 294-284—578 (+10)
T9. Purdue: 297-284—581 (+13)
T9. Maryland: 292-289—581 (+13)
11. BYU: 294-296—590 (+22)
12. Chattanooga: 292-302—594 (+26)
13. Mercer: 300-296—596 (+28)
14. Augusta: 311-301—612 (+44)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—For the third time in four weeks, Eva Hudson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following Purdue’s 2-0 weekend at the Stacey Clark Classic.
Hudson, the Stacey Clark Classic MVP, led the league in Week 4 with 6.20 points per set and 5.17 kills per set. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native guided a Boilermaker offense that averaged 15.17 kills per set, the highest mark among Big Ten teams.
The outside hitter had her most efficient match of the season vs. Northern Kentucky, registering .500 hitting % with 15 kills and one error on 28 swings. Meanwhile vs. Ball State, Hudson came one dig shy of a double-double with 16 kills, nine digs and four stuffs. Her defensive effort at the net included one block solo on the match-winning point (30-28) in set three. Moreover, her effort against the Cardinals led to 20.5 total points, the most by a Big Ten player in a three-set match last week.
Hudson is the fastest Big Ten player to reach three Freshman of the Week accolades since Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson in 2015.
After closing out non-conference season with a 9-1 record, No. 11 Purdue is set to begin Big Ten play vs. No. 8 Minnesota on Friday at 7 p.m. The sold-out match inside Holloway Gymnasium will also be televised on Big Ten Network.
IUPUI WOMEN’S GOLF
YORKTOWN, Ind. – The IUPUI women’s golf team carded rounds of 304 and 302 on day one of the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State at The Players Club on Monday (Sept. 19). The Jaguars sit eighth among the 12-team field at 606 while Loyola leads the field at 586.
Junior Shelby Busker was IUPUI’s low scorer in both of Monday’s rounds, carding scores of 73 and 74.
“It was fun to have a solid day playing 36. I just focused on keeping a steady mindset, staying present and moving forward with whatever happened,” Busker said.
Busker started strong and carried it all day long, getting to 2-under early with birdies on her third and fifth holes of the day. She ultimately closed round one at 1-over 73 while classmate Madeleine Pape posted a round of 3-over 75. Sophomore Nerea Lancho had a 4-over 76 and freshman Reagan Sohn, who made a birdie on her first collegiate hole, was countable with an 80. Junior Annaliese Fox struggled in the morning round with a score of 84.
Freshman Yanah Rolston made her IUPUI debut with a round of 77, playing as an individual.
In round two, Busker shot 2-over 74 and both Pape and Fox came in at 75. Lancho rounded out the scoring quartet at 78 and Sohn had one bad hole en route to a round of 80. Rolston posted a round of 87 in the afternoon.
Busker, who had a team-high five birdies on Monday, is currently tied for 12th among the 71-player field at 147. Pape is tied for 21st at 150 and Lancho, who had a team-high 27 pars on Monday, is tied for 43rd.
The Jaguars will return to action at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI volleyball team improved to 6-6 on the season last weekend at the CEFCU Classic and now return home to open Horizon League play against Green Bay on Tuesday (Sept. 20) at 6 PM.
The Jags are coming off a 2-1 weekend at the CEFCU Classic where they defeated Bradley and St. Thomas. Senior Allie Pogue led the attack and was named to the All-Tournament Team. Sophomore Briana Brown is third in the Horizon League in kills with 3.40 kills per set. Brooke Phillips is third in service aces with 19 aces while Addie Evans is third with 5.04 digs per set.
Green Bay is 9-5 overall, sweeping their home invitational last weekend with wins over North Dakota, Drake, SIUE and Western Illinois. Cora Behnke was named Tournament MVP while Kayla Lass and Calli Gentry were named to the All-Tournament Team.
IUPUI last face the Phoenix on October 24, 2021, when the Jags feel 3-0. Overall, Green Bay leads the all-time series 5-12.
First serve is at 6:00 PM ET and there will be no live broadcast. Live stats can be found at iupuijags.com.
IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER
NDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team will host Belmont (3-1-2) at the on-campus Michael A. Carroll Stadium at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 20). Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN+ as Greg Rakestraw (pxp) describes the action. On the pitch, head coach Sid van Druenen’s team is coming off a 2-0 road loss at Loyola and will face Belmont ahead of three straight Horizon League games.
The Jaguars have been potent offensively, tallying 13 goals in the season’s first six games. Redshirt freshman Josemir Gomez has a team-high four goals while junior midfielder Lukas Hackaa has a team-high 10 points with three goals and four assists. Junior attacker Logan Finnegan has two goals and two assists with a team-high 18 shot attempts.
IUPUI has gotten goals from seven different players while 10 different Jaguars have at least one assist.
Defensively, IUPUI has also yielded 13 goals so far this season with junior goalkeeper Lucas Morefield having started five of the team’s six matches. Morefield owns a 2.00 goals against average and .630 save percentage with a 1-2-2 record.
“Result aside, I think it’s a huge positive. It was a massive learning opportunity for us. We told the guys at the beginning of the game, we started seven freshmen today and wanted to see if we can compete against a program that’s probably a little ahead – A10, good footballers, high intensity – and I think the guys did that. We competed really well. We were really unlucky to have conceded a goal with 90 seconds to go in the first half. Then the second half, we add a forward and decided to chase the game to see if we can find a tying goal and unfortunately, we end up conceding a second (goal),” van Druenen said following the Jaguars’ 2-0 loss at Loyola last Tuesday.
Belmont is 3-1-2 overall and 1-1 in two road games this season. The Bruins recently won at UNC Ashville for its lone road win of the season and followed with a 2-1 home win over Bradley to open Missouri Valley Conference play. Belmont has outscored opponents by a 7-6 margin on the year and have outshot opponents by nearly three attempts per contest. Liam O’Brien has three of the team’s seven goals and both Michael Saunders and Jansen Wilson are tied with a team-high three assists. In goal, Nate Logan has played all 540 minutes with a 1.00 GAA and .778 save percentage.
IUPUI is 1-1 all-time against Belmont, having won the first-ever meeting between the two sides by a 4-2 score in Lexington, Ky., in 1998. Belmont won last year’s meeting in Nashville by a 4-0 score.
IUPUI will return to Horizon League play on Saturday (Sept. 24) when the Jaguars take on Detroit Mercy at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN+.
BALL STATE FOOTBALL
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Battle for the Bronze Stalk has been set for a 2 p.m. ET kickoff inside Scheumann Stadium, Oct. 1. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+, as well as the Ball State Gainbridge Radio Network and WLBC.
The annual game returns to Muncie following last season’s duel in DeKalb and will be the 49th meeting between the two programs in series history.
Ball State and Northern Illinois have played for the Bronze Stalk trophy since 2008. Designed by nationally-recognized sculptor and DeKalb artist Renee Bemis, the trophy depicts several cornstalks in tribute to the prevalence of maize around the respective home states of the rivals.
Each teams holds the advantage on the other’s home field with Ball State leads 13-12-1 at Northern Illinois, while the Huskies lead 13-9 in games played in Muncie. The Cardinals at one point won 15 of 16 in the series between 1974-98, which included nine straight victories on the road.
Ball State has won two of the last three matchups with Northern Illinois, including the last game in Muncie in 2020 by score of 31-25.
NOTRE DAME SWIMMING AND DIVING
While he has yet to formally begin his career for the Fighting Irish, freshman Tommy Janton is already making waves in the swimming world this fall.
On Monday, the Kennett Square (Pa.) native was named to the USA Swimming U.S. National Junior Team roster in the 100 meter backstroke. His best time is 54.90, which was achieved while swimming for the Western YMCA Wahoos at 2022 NC AP LC YMCA Nationals. Three other young men were selected to the team in the event as well.
“We are very excited to welcome the infusion of up-and-coming talent into the National Junior Team Program,” said Erik Posegay, USA Swimming National Junior Team Program Director, per a press release. “The ‘22-’23 team features numerous medalists from our 2022 Mel Zajac and Junior Pan Pacific Championships teams, as well as some fresh faces ready to make an impact this coming year. It will be exciting to build off our first full year returning to international competition and using that experience to propel us forward to next summer. It was great to see 12 National Junior Team members from the ‘21-’22 squad move on to the National Team this year, and we hope to see that number continue to grow year after year.”
In total, the 72 athletes named to the squad represent 61 clubs and 26 states. To be eligible to earn the honor, the athlete must be 18 years old or younger as of Sept. 1, 2022 and be able to represent the United States in international competition as of that date. Between 26 and 40 men and women are selected, and they remain as a part of the team until Aug. 31, 2023.
The team’s goal is to better prepare athletes for the United States Olympic Swimming Team, thus strengthening the country’s abilities on the global stage. Alumni of the team include Olympic gold medalists Simone Manuel and Ryan Murphy.
Additionally, Janton stacked up a series of impressive accolades prior to arriving at Notre Dame. He qualified for the 2021 Olympic Trials in both the 100 and 200 backstroke, and he was the 2022 YMCA national champion in the events as well.
NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S TENNIS
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Three members of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s tennis team competed at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic this past weekend. Freshman Bojana Pozder, junior Julia Andreach and senior Page Freeman all competed at the event. It was the first event for the tennis squad for this 2022-23 season.
On day one, the Irish tandem of Freeman and Pozder opened the day with a 6-2 win over Anastasia Smirnova and Emma Valletta of VCU. Andreach teamed with a student-athlete from Mercer, who also earned a 6-2 victory, theirs coming against a pair from Miami (OH).
In singles play, Pozder suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss in her first collegiate action. Andreach tallied a pair of wins knocking off Laura Rico of Miami (OH), 6-2, 6-2, and Victoria Smirnova from VCU, 7-5, 6-1. Freeman opened the event with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Norah Balthazor of Butler before taking down Navy’s Stella Ribaudo, 6-2, 6–0.
Saturday began with doubles where Andreach and her Mercer teammate couldn’t carry over the momentum from Friday, falling to a pair from Iowa State, 6-4. Freeman and Pozder fell to the eventual tournament champion, Madison Sieg and Naomi Cheong of USC, 7-6 (1).
Andreach began singles play with a 6-0, 7-6 win over Liz Norman of Purdue before falling to Sieg, who would eventually become the tournament’s champion. Freeman suffered a 7-5, 6-3 loss to Emma Staker of Oklahoma to conclude Saturday’s action.
The Irish are back in action September 30-October 2 at the Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S GOLF
YORKTOWN, Ind. – Three Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf records were tied or set on Monday (Sept. 19) on the opening day of the Cardinal Classic.
Anna Olafsdottir tied the 18-hole record with a 69 in the first round, then beat the 36-hole with a second round of 71 for a total 140. The 140 beat the previous record by five shots.
As a team, the Mastodons shot 295-301-596, besting the previous record by a pair. The Mastodons’ opening round of 295 was the best first round in the field on Monday.
Olafsdottir started her day with nine bogey-free holes, which included a pair of birdies on 15 and 18. After a bogey on hole five, she birdied nine for an even 36 on the front nine. She had a two on the 13th to close her opening 18. To start her second round, the Iceland native rattled off 16 more bogey-free holes in a row, including birdies on 11 and 15. Her 69-71-140 put her in a tie for second with 18 to play.
In her first time competing for the team score, Adrienne Rohwedder shot 77-72-149. In the first round, the Carthage transfer birdied four, eight and 14. In the afternoon, she used a bogey-free front nine to finish day one in a tie for 18th. She had back-back birdies on three and four, then another on 10.
Arny Dagsdottir shot a career-best 74 in her opening round, dropping birdies on six and eight. She had 12 pars to go with the birdies for the 2-over 74. After making the turn for the afternoon, she birdied the 469-yard 15th. She got another birdie putt to go on hole one, then turned in five more pars to finish the day. She sits in a tie for 43rd after 36 holes.
Natalie Papa was also playing for the team score for the first time on Monday. Thanks to three birdies, she shot an opening round 75, a season-best for the freshman. In round two, she shot a 79, with birdies on eight and 13. Her 154 ties her with Dagsdottir for 43rd.
Luiza Caetano shot 80-79-159. She had birdies on eight and 14 in round one, then dropped another on nine in round two. Laura Caetano and Taylor Norman played as individuals, shooting 77-75-152 (T-34) and 80-76-156 (T-52), respectively.
The final round of the Cardinal Classic will tee off at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start on Tuesday (Sept. 20).
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Horizon League season opens for the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team on Tuesday (Sept. 20) when the Milwaukee Panthers visit the Gates Sports Center.
Who: Milwaukee Panthers
When: Tuesday, September 20 | 6 PM
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center
Live Stats: Link
Match Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne
Know Your Foe
Milwaukee is 1-10, but played a very difficult non-league schedule. The Panthers faced two ranked teams and two others that were receiving votes in the AVCA Top 25. The Panthers picked up their first win of the year at Purdue’s tournament, which included a five-set loss to (RV) Utah, a four-set loss to No. 11 Purdue and a four-set win over Bradley. Ari Miller is leading Milwaukee with 2.76 kills per set and a .300 hitting percentage.
Purdue Fort Wayne is 2-6 against Milwaukee in the series dating back to 1989. Milwaukee has won the last five matches, including all four Horizon League matches. The Mastodons’ last win came in 2010, which was a 3-1 win in the Gates Sports Center.
I Dig That Stat!
Purdue Fort Wayne is second in the Horizon League and 21st in the country in digs per set with 16.44 as a team. Libero Rachael Crucis is second in the league with 5.08 digs per set and 17th in the country. Her 5.08 per set mark this season is a career-best.
Time and a Haffner
Purdue Fort Wayne setter Taya Haffner was named to the Geri Polvino Invitational All-Tournament Team on September 10. She finished the tournament with 104 assists, 20 digs and 14 kills, averaging to 8.67 assists, 1.67 digs and 1.17 kills per set.
A Crucial Player
Rachael Crucis was named to the Xavier Tournament’s All-Tournament team for her defensive efforts for the Mastodons. She had 57 digs in nine sets of action, averaging 6.33 digs per set. If that mark was a season-long average, it would have ranked second in the nation.
Purdue Fort Wayne had five players with 10+ digs against Western Illinois on August 27. This was the first time that the Mastodons had five players in double-figures in a match since 2018.
Steve Florio picked up the 100th win of his career on Saturday, August 27 with a 3-0 win over Lindenwood.
Ramei Jackson is in the top-15 in program history in career hitting percentage.
8. Hailie Ripley (.281, 2011-14)
9. Natalie Seiler (.275, 2014-17)
10. Chrissy Miller (.266, 2001)
11. Ramei Jackson (.265, 2020-present)
12. Julie Hefty (.259, 1984-87)
Diggin’ Up Everything
Rachael Crucis is in the top-five in program history in digs per set and career digs.
Digs Per Set
1. Tessa McGill (4.77, 2009-12)
2. Peachy Jankowski (4.67, 2004-07)
3. Rachael Crucis (4.40, 2019-present)
4. Olivia Hahn (3.93, 2013-16)
5. Katie Bruening (3.58, 1997-98)
1. Tessa McGill (2,324, 2009-12)
2. Peachy Jankowski (2,253, 2004-07)
3. Laura Douglas (1,623, 1997-00)
4. Rachael Crucis (1,512, 2019-present)
5. Katie Crowe (1,507, 2017-21)
Last Time Out
Purdue Fort Wayne went 0-2 at the Toledo Challenge, falling to Duquesne and Toledo. Rachael Crucis moved into fourth on the program’s all-time digs list, passing her former teammate Katie Crowe.
Purdue Fort Wayne will make its first and shortest Horizon League road trip of the season. The Mastodons will visit IUPUI on Saturday (Sept. 24) for a 4 p.m. start.
EVANSVILLE MEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE – Rivals for nearly half a century, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team welcomes in 24th-ranked Xavier to renew the series at 6 PM on Tuesday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.
Long-time foes in the Midwest Collegiate Conference, the Aces and Musketeers are meeting for the 27th time in Tuesday’s contest with UE owning a 20-3-3 advantage in the all-time series. The two sides last met during the 2016 campaign with Xavier earning a 3-1 home victory. Evansville comes into the contest unbeaten in its first five games for the first time since 2008, following a 2-0 victory over SIUE on Saturday night. The 24th-ranked Musketeers also enter the midweek matchup without a loss, coming fresh off a 2-2 draw with Seton Hall in Big East action.
The Aces got two more goals from sophomore sensation Nacho Diaz against the Cougars on Saturday, lifting the Spaniard’s season total to six through five matches. Diaz’s six goals are the most in a season by an Ace since Ian McGrath tallied 12 in 2017. Diaz leads the nation in goals per game, averaging 1.2 per match, and points per match with 2.6 per contest.
Graduate goalkeeper Alex Vidizzoni has dominated between the posts for the Aces in five matches this season. Vidizzoni is second in The Valley in shutouts with three, while holding the third-best goals-against average with a 0.60 GAA, the 22nd-best mark in the nation.
A flash sale is being held with tickets just $5 when purchased before gates open on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased HERE, by phone at 812-488-2237, or by visiting the Carson Center.
VALPO WOMEN’S GOLF
Sophomores Madison Keil (LaGrange, Ind. / Lakeland) and Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) each delivered 18-hole scores that joined the top-10 in program history in Round 1, starting this week’s Valparaiso University women’s golf tournament on a high note on Monday. Keil leads the Beacons through 36 holes at the Brittany Kelly Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State at the par-72, 6139-yard The Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.
How It Happened
Keil carded a 73 (+1) in Round 1, before following with another solid showing at 74 (+2) in Round 2. She sits at 147 (+3) through two rounds, tied for 12th in a 70-player field. She is just one stroke behind a tie for seventh and enters the final day of competition with an opportunity for a top-10 finish.
Fay boasted the team’s top Round-1 score, needing just 72 strokes to complete the first 18 holes at even par. She followed with a 79 in Round 2 and finished the day at 151, second on the team and tied for 29th on the player leaderboard.
Valpo’s other sub-80 round of the day came courtesy of freshman Emily Krzyzanowski (Scottsbluff, Neb. / Gering), who put together a strong Round-2 showing with a 74 (+2), a seven-stroke improvement from her opening-round performance. The rookie finished the day third on the team and tied for 48th among all competitors.
As a team, Valpo carded a 307 in Round 1 before totaling 313 in Round 2 to finish the day at 620, six strokes in back of Western Illinois for 11th on the team leaderboard.
Loyola holds the top spot on the team leaderboard at 586, while Ball State’s Kiah Parrott posted a 135 (-9) to build up a five-stroke lead over the rest of the field for medalist honors.
Inside the Round
Fay’s Round-1 score of 72 was four strokes better than her previous career low of 76.
She tied for the sixth-best 18-hole score in program history and became just the fourth player with a score of 72 or better since the program began, joining Kelly Voigt (3x), Angie Kim (twice) and Michelle Kleckner.
Fay’s 72 was the best 18-hole score by a member of the program since Kim’s 72 in the second round of the Bucknell Invitational on Sept. 19, 2015.
Fay golfed just the sixth round of par or better in program history and the first since 2015. She also became just the fourth Valpo player with a round of par or better, again joining Voigt (3x), Kim and Kleckner. Her Round-1 score from Monday is tied for fifth in program history with Voigt’s performance from the 2012 Dayton Fall Invitational.
Keil’s Round-1 score of 73 ranks tied for eighth in program history and tied for seventh in program history in relation to par. This marks the second straight week she has tied a career best and cracked the program’s all-time top-10, as she also carded a 73 in the third round of last week’s Redbird Fall Invitational
Valpo’s team score of 307 (+19) in Round 1 ranks tied for sixth in program history in 18-hole low in terms of overall score. In relation to par, the round is tied for fourth in the program record book for 18-hole team score.
Keil had nine birdies to lead the team and rank third in the tournament.
Valpo will compete in the final 18 holes of the event on Tuesday. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on ValpoAthletics.com.
Following an outstanding all-around weekend which culminated in Tournament MVP honors at the Roadrunner Classic, Valpo junior middle Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) was named the MVC Player of the Week on Monday.
Januski led the way with a trio of tremendous performances as the Beacons won their fourth consecutive tournament title. She averaged a team-high 2.89 kills/set and an even block per set while hitting at an incredible .548 clip.
Januski posted kills on over 60% of her swings over Valpo’s three victories and hit better than .400 in all three wins, highlighted by her performance in the victory over Incarnate Word. The junior tied her career high with 12 kills in the win over the Cardinals and hit at a career-best .688 clip, a mark which is second-best in a five-set match in program history. Januski followed with six kills on .417 hitting and four blocks in a sweep of host UTSA and closed the tournament by hitting .500 with eight kills in the sweep of Houston Baptist.
Januski has been a breakout star in the nonconference portion of Valpo’s schedule this year, averaging 2.12 kills/set through four weekends on .425 hitting — a hitting percentage which ranks 11th nationally. The honor is Januski’s first weekly award from the conference office, while she is the third different Valpo player to earn a weekly accolade this season.
U OF I MEN’S TENNIS
INDIANAPOLIS – Tom Zeuch and Edgar Destouet are you 2022 ITA DII Midwest Doubles Champions. In a best of three finals match, the Greyhounds pair and the pair of Daniel Grey and Cedric Dreneth from Wayne State battled but the Hounds came out victorious.
First set was all Hounds with commanding serves and returns, Zeuch and Destouet were one set away from victory. The Wayne State pair didn’t go down silently, jumping out to a 5-2 lead in the second set. The Greyhounds clawed back into the set and eventually evened and surpassed the Warriors. With a yell from Zeuch the match was sealed the pair set their path to the ITA Cup, winning 7-5.
In the B draw for doubles were victorious as well, but without competition as it was two pairs of Greyhounds battling for the title. Jason Gerweck and Pedro Franca would be victorious over their teammates August Ehrnrooth and Thomas Mathis.
The pairing of Zeuch and Destouet will be challenged at the national level as they take on the ITA Cup, starting on Oct. 12 and ending on Oct. 16. All the action will take place in Rome, Ga.
Day two of the ITA DII Midwest Regional Championships is complete, and the Greyhounds once again stay perfect through doubles action.
In the A draw, Louis Picaud and Matthieu Derache took a tight 9-8 quarterfinals match win to move onto the semis. Tom Zeuch and Edgar Destouet combined for a solid 9-7 win in the quarterfinals. The B doubles also saw August Ehrnrooth and Thomas Mathis advance through the quarter and semifinals with a chance for the B draw doubles championship on Monday.
Singles action in the A draw did not favor the Greyhounds on Sunday as Destouet saw his tournament run end in the round of 16, 6-2, 7-6. Zeuch found himself the lone Hound in the A draw with a win in the third round 6-2, 6-1. He fought tooth and nail in the quarterfinals grabbing set one 7-5. He went on to drop set two 6-2 and would lose the final set 11-9.
In the B singles draw Ehrnrooth made his way through the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 straight sets win. He followed that up hours later with another straight sets win in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 7-5. Pedro Franca joined him on the win train in the B draw with a dominate performance in the round of 16, claiming victory 6-2, 6-0. He then battled hard in the quarterfinals winning matching 7-5 sets to send him to the semis.
The conditions were perfect for the ITA DII Midwest Regional and UIndy tennis took full advantage, capturing a perfect day in doubles while having a plethora of Greyhounds advance to the second and third rounds of singles play.
The action started with doubles at 8 a.m. across the three sites, and there could not have been a better start for the Greyhounds. The A draw saw the pairing of Tom Zeuch and Edgar Destouet dominate as they had last year, advancing with an 8-2 win. Louis Picaud and Matthieu Derache advanced as well, winning 6-2. In B draw doubles the pairings of newcomers in August Ehrnrooth and Thomas Mathis as well as the experience of Pedro Franca and Jason Gerweck kept the Greyhounds perfect on day one of doubles.
The highlights of the A draw for singles came in the from of a fresh and energized Zeuch and a hungry Destouet as they dominated their two matches of day one. Zeuch took his first match 6-2, 6-2 and kept that rolling into the round of 32 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory. Destouet took no time to vanquish his first opponent, winning 6-0, 6-3. He was challenged in set one of his second match winning 7-5 but locked it down set two 6-3.
There were also milestones for aplenty in the A and B draws of singles. Mathis. Picard and Ehrnrooth all picked up their first singles wins as Greyhounds with wins in round of 64. Mathis and Picard went on to fall in the second round of action.
U OF I FOOTBALL
WACO, Texas—The UIndy football team jumped up three more spots in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll, climbing to No. 16. The move follows the Greyhounds’ 27-20 comeback win at Tiffin last weekend.
UIndy is one of nine Super Region 3 teams in the top 25, with each of the top three spots occupied by a SR3 school (see below). No other GLVC team is currently receiving votes.
AFCA DIVISION II COACHES POLL
|RK||SCHOOL (1st-place votes)||REC||PTS||PREV|
|1.||Ferris St. (Mich.) (29)||2-0||748||1|
|2.||Northwest Missouri St.||3-0||714||2|
|3.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1)||3-0||693||3|
|4.||Angelo St. (Tex.)||3-0||628||5|
|9.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||3-0||490||10|
|11.||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||3-0||442||11|
|14.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||3-0||342||16|
|15.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||2-1||324||15|
|17.||Notre Dame (Ohio)||2-1||231||17|
|19.||Saginaw Valley St.||3-0||192||23|
|20.||Albany St. (Ga.)||2-1||167||21t|
|21.||Colorado School of Mines||1-2||134||21t|
|23.||New Haven (Conn.)||2-1||88||25|
|24.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||3-0||87||NR|
Others Receiving Votes: Frostburg St. (Md.), 56; Indiana (Pa.), 43; West Texas A&M, 39; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 19; Kutztown (Pa.), 15; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 12; Assumption (Mass.), 9; Midwestern St. (Tex.), 8; Minnesota St., 7; Tiffin (Ohio), 5; Washburn (Kan.), 5; West Alabama, 5; Bowie St. (Md.), 1; Wayne St. (Neb.), 1.
KINNETT, LEE COLLECT GLVC FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS
INDIANAPOLIS – UIndy football student-athletes Connor Kinnett and Jeremiah Lee have been selected as the GLVC Players of the Week, announced by the league office Monday. The pair became the first Greyhound football players to earn weekly accolades from the conference this season.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Connor Kinnett | So.
QB | Cincinnati, Ohio
Major: Elementary Education
Team Results: 27-20 W at (RV) Tiffin (9/17)
Threw two touchdown passes in final nine minutes, including game-winner with :06 left
Had 190 passing yards on 13 completions with a long of 30
Set school record for most single-game rushing yards by a QB with 128
Helped UIndy beat Tiffin, which started the season 2-0 and was receiving votes in AFCA poll
Earns first career Offensive Player of the Week Award
Last Greyhounds’ Offensive Player of the Week: Toriano Clinton (10/25/21)
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jeremiah Lee | So.
WR/KR | Union, Ky.
Major: Business Administration and Management
Team Results: 27-20 W at (RV) Tiffin (9/17)
Returned opening kickoff 98 yards for touchdown to mark second of career and third-longest in UIndy history
Added an 11-yard reception
Helped UIndy beat Tiffin that started season 2-0 and was receiving votes in AFCA poll
Earns first career Special Teams Player of the Week Award
Last Greyhounds’ Special Teams Player of the Week: Paul Buisman (11/15/21)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian wrestling team has annoucned their schedule for the 2022-2023 season, as finalized and announced by head coach Steven Bradley on Monday afternoon. The Knights are coming off their best finish in program history at the NAIA Tournament this season, and return a veteran lineup as they look to contend for the WHAC and NAIA Championships.
Marian’s schedule will kick off with their annual intrasquad duals, taking place on October 22 at 2 p.m. in the PE Center. The Knights regular season will then kick off two weeks later, as Marian competes in the annual Unviersity of the Cumberlands Patriot Open on November 5. The following weekend, the Knights will travel to Iowa to compete in the Grand View Open.
In 2022-2023, the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) is implenting dual matches to determine a regular season champion, with each of the conference’s seven teams set to go head to head during the winter. Marian’s first two duals of the season will be held on the road, traveling to Siena Heights on November 21 while moving across the state of Michigan to Cleary the next day.
The month of December begins with the Knights competing in the annual Little State Tournament, with Manchester College set as the host for the 2022 event. Marian will travel to Lindsey Wilson the next weekend for the Blue Raider Duals, and on December 16 the Knights will head to Reno, Nevada, as they compete in the Reno Duals on December 16. The Knights will finish their weekend in Nevada on the Dec. 18, as they compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions.
Marian moves into the new year with back to back tournaments, competing in the National Duals in Louisville on January 6 and 7, while on January 14 the Knights return to Manchester to compete in the Spartan Mat Classic. On January 15, the Knights will host the first of their three regular season WHAC duals, hosting Lourdes with the match set to start at 1 p.m.
The Knights’ schedule will finish up with one tournament and three duals, first heading to Missouri Valley College on January 20 and 21 to compete in the Missouri Valley Invite. On January 27 the Knights will host Cornerstone for a dual at 6 p.m., and on January 28 they will travel to Indiana Tech for a dual. The regular season will conclude with a home dual against Rochester on February 10 at 6 p.m.
The WHAC Conference Tournament will be held on February 18 in Rochester Hills, Michigan, as Rochester will host the event. Marian will then look to make a run for the NAIA National Championship, with the annual championships held in Wichita, Kan., on March 3 and 4.
Jackson, Mich. – On Monday afternoon, the Crossroads League announced the weekly athletes of the week, with Marian volleyball’s Skyler Van Note being honored as the Attacker of the Week. The honor is the second of the season for Van Note, as she helped Marian remain unbeaten with a perfect 3-0 record last week.
Van Note piled up the stats for No. 3 Marian over a trio of three-set victories for the Knights. The senior hit .393 while slamming nearly five kills per set and closed the week with 44 kills, 20 digs and four blocks. The fifth-year senior recorded a double-double featuring 16 kills in a win over (RV) Mount Vernon Nazarene, and closed the week with an 18 kill performance against Goshen College.
With her latest player of the week honor, the decorated senior now has 12 CL Player of the Week honors in her career.
Van Note and the Knights will take on another three Crossroads League foes this week, opening at (RV) Bethel on Wednesday night in Mishawaka.
INDIANA WESLEYAN FOOTBALL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Indiana Wesleyan football moved up three spots to No. 10 in the second regular season installment of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll presented by FirstDown PlayBook.
IWU picked up their first win of the season on Saturday as they beat Olivet Nazarene University, 34-26. The Wildcat offense exploded for 367 yards of total offense, highlighted by 267 yards on the ground. Daniel Weems and Dederrian Williams each surpassed 125 rushing yards in the game.
Indiana Wesleyan will be back in action for their first home game on Saturday against Trinity International University (Ill.) at 12:00 p.m. Individuals looking to attend can purchase tickets at IWUWildcats.com/Tickets.
CARSON NAMED MSFA MIDEAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARION, Ind. – No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan football senior Jamis Carson was named the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Carson capped off a stellar weekend on the field for the Wildcats as he earned his first MSFA weekly award of the season.
IWU picked up their first win of the season on Saturday as they beat Olivet Nazarene University, 34-26. Carson posted impressive numbers as he led the Wildcat defense with 8 total tackles, including a sack for a 10-yard loss.
INDIANA WESLEYAN WOMEN’S TENNIS
JACKSON, Mich. – For the second time this fall, France Antezana has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Week. This marks the third week in a row that the No. 5 ranked Indiana Wesleyan women’s tennis team has earned the award.
“France is playing her best tennis of the season as we head into the conference tourney and the ITA regionals,” said James Gleghorn, Head Tennis Coach. “I am really proud of her and grateful to see her growth as a player, teammate, and person as the season has gone along!”
Antezana won all seven of her matches to lead Indiana Wesleyan to a 4-0 week which secured the Crossroads League Championship for IWU. Antezana went 4-0 at No. 1 singles and 3-0 at No. 1 doubles for the Wildcats in those outings.
The Wildcats begin their chase for their 31st-consecutive Crossroads League Tournament Championship tomorrow! Their quarterfinal matchup against Goshen will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Sutter Tennis Center.
WABASH MEN’S GOLF
Freshman Sean Bledsoe earned the North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Athlete of the Week Award after winning the individual championship and helping Wabash to the team title at the Forest Hills Invitational on Sunday.
Bledsoe captured medalist honors in his first collegiate golf match, winning the Forest Hills Invitational hosted by Earlham College. Bledsoe helped his Wabash team capture the team title with a two-round winning score of 610.
Bledsoe turned in a card with four bogies and three birdies on Saturday to finish with a one-over-par 72. Sunday, Bledsoe turned in three birdies and three bogies to finish with an even-par 71 for a two-round score of 143 to claim medalist honors in his first collegiate golf match.
Wabash was the only team to score under 300 strokes on Sunday’s final day of competition with a score of 298. The Little Giants edged IU-East by five strokes to claim the team title.
Wabash College junior quarterback Liam Thompson earned the North Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Football Athlete of the Week Award for his efforts in the Little Giants’ 48-14 NCAC victory at Wooster on Saturday.
Thompson threw for a career-best 435 yards and matched his career-high mark with four touchdown passes in Saturday’s 48-14 win at Wooster. He completed 28 of 31 passes for a 90.3 completion percentage. He had two completions of over 50 yards with a 62-yard touchdown strike to Cooper Sullivan and a 73-yard throw to Jacob Riddle that set up the Little Giants’ second touchdown of the game. Thompson also ran six times for 23 yards and one touchdown with a long of 22 yards.
FRANKLIN WOMEN’S GOLF
NORMAL, Ill. – The Franklin women’s golf team made their annual fall trip to Ironwood Golf Course on Sept. 17-18 to take part in the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Invitational.
Taking on a field that featured some of the top teams in Division III, the Grizzlies finished 15th overall with a team score of 733 (368-365).
For the second week in a row, freshman Esther Etherington led the Grizzlies on the leaderboard, carding a 179 (91-88) over the weekend to tie for 75th place. Two shots back of her in a tie for 79th was senior Mara Wilson with a 181 (87-94) while sophomore Sarah Cooper tied for 83rd with a 184 (94-90).
Rounding out the top-five for the Grizzlies were sophomore Claire Sampson with a 191 (98-93) and sophomore Jenna Imel with a 196 (96-100) that saw them earn 93rd and 97th places, respectively.
Franklin’s fall schedule continues next weekend, when they head to Kansasville, Wis. for the Midwest Region Invitational at Brightondale GC from Sept. 24-26.
FRANKLIN MEN’S GOLF
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Franklin College men’s golf team continued their fall campaign over the weekend, taking part in the Forest Hills Invitational, hosted by Earlham College.
The Grizzlies put five players total in the top-20 overall on their way to a fourth-place showing as a team with a 36-hole score of 634 (324-310).
Topping the Griz leaderboard was freshman Jacob Paine, who put together a solid weekend and earned a share of third place with a 152 (77-75). Junior Zach Ricketts took second on the team and tied for 15th overall by carding a 159 (81-78). Freshman Braxton Christie tied for 20th, improving by nine shots from round one to two to record a 161 (85-76).
Rounding out Franklin’s top-five were sophomore Tim Leonard in a tie for 29th with a 165 (84-81) and junior Zayne Spangler whose 166 (82-84) earned him 31st overall.
Junior Blake Hammond (81-80) and sophomore Ryan Bostic (80-81) matched Christie on the leaderboard to tie for 20th overall while playing as individuals. Senior Carter Giggy tied for 29th with a 165 (87-78) and junior Wyatt Krider tied for 47th with a 178 (92-86) to round out the list of FC individuals.
The Grizzlies are back on the course on Friday (Sept. 23) afternoon, traveling to Muncie, Ind. for the one-day Delaware CC Shootout at Delaware Country Club.
ROSE-HULMAN WOMEN’S SOCCER
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology graduate student midfielder Sarah Shoemaker has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her outstanding performances against St. Mary-of-the-Woods and Millikin.
On Wednesday night, the Fightin’ Engineers took home a 5-1 road win against St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Shoemaker slotted home two goals in this one as well as assisting on a goal.
Then, on Saturday afternoon, Shoemaker got Rose-Hulman started early with a goal in the fifth minute en route to a 7-1 win over Millikin.
Shoemaker currently sits at 17 goals and 22 assists in her outstanding four year varsity career for the Fightin’ Engineers. She sits in the top-10 in Rose-Hulman history in both of these statistics.
This marks the first career second career HCAC Offensive Player of the Week for the Chesterfield, Missouri native who was named to the 1st team all-HCAC last fall.
The Fightin’ Engineers will return to the pitch on Wednesday night as they travel up US-40 to take on DePauw.
TRINE MEN’S SOCCER
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – The Trine University men’s soccer team saw freshman forward Evan Komrska win Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Men’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week for his efforts in a pair of victories last week.
Komrska, a Fort Wayne, Indiana native and Canterbury High School graduate, sank two game-winning goals for the Thunder in victories against Bluffton University and Manchester University. Trine has now won five matches in a row and the offense is clicking on all cylinders nearly one month into the season. The team has scored an average of 2.6 goals per game during the unbeaten stretch.
The 2022 newcomer recorded the only goal in the 1-0 win against the Bluffton Beavers. In the 67th minute, Francesco Mazzei found Komrska for a strike that sailed passed the keeper and into the corner of the net for the score. Liam Zimmerman set up the forward for the opening goal of the 5-0 victory versus Manchester on Saturday.
These two scores are the first two of Komrska’s collegiate career. He is one of three student-athletes with multiple goals so far this season. Komrska made his first career appearance in the starting lineup in the team’s most recent match as well.
The Thunder are away for their matches this week, starting with a visit to DePauw University on Tuesday, September 20. Kick-off is slated for 7 pm.
TRINE WOMEN’S SOCCER
HUDSONVILLE, Mich. – Sophomore Teresa Ashbrook of the Trine University women’s soccer team has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Women’s Soccer Offensive Athlete of the week after her performance in a crucial victory over visiting Wittenberg University.
This is the first time this season that a Thunder student-athlete has taken home the honor. It is the second time in Ashbrook’s career that she has been named athlete of the week.
Trine went 1-1 during the week. The started off with a loss to Division I opponent Indiana University before returning home to host Wittenberg University. Ashbrook played spectacularly in the 2-0 victory. She scored the team’s first goal by herself before adding an assist to the second.
The team currently sits at 4-2 overall and will continue their season when they travel to face Ohio Wesleyan University tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Opening kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
TRINE MEN’S TENNIS
ANGOLA, Ind. – The Trine University men’s tennis team hosted Anderson (Ind.) University for their first home contest of the season, defending the Ryan Tennis Center courts masterfully and picking up an 8-1 victory.
The Thunder got off to a terrific start winning all three of the doubles matches in the dual. Sophomore Cole Goodman and senior Drew Dixon took the No. 1 match 8-4 in what would be the closest of the three doubles contests. Senior Aaron Streit and junior Ryan Smith won the No. 2 match 8-3 while sophomore Caleb Morris and freshman Elijah Schilthuis took the No. 3 match 8-2.
The team went on to drop just one of singles matches to finish off the 8-1 win. Smith recorded the most convincing win in No. 6 singles with scores of 6-0, 6-1. Morris won the No. 5 match 6-0, 6-3 while Streit needed just one more set to win 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 3 match. Schilthuis came up with a 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 2 match and Goodman won the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-3 to finish off the night.
Trine improves to 4-0 following the victory. They will next take the courts when members of the team travel to the ITA Regional Championships in St. Louis, Mo. The three-day event begins on Thursday, Sept. 22.
HANOVER MEN’S SOCCER
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Second half strike deemed costly for Panthers (2-4-1 overall) as they fall to the Little Giants of Wabash 1-0 on Monday evening.
Hanover was led in the contest by senior Coghlin Kumler (Indianapolis, Ind.) with a team best two shots while senior Fernando Martin (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) provided the only Panther shot on frame.
The first half saw both teams play to a 0-0 draw as Wabash landed one shot on frame that was saved by junior Luciano Salemi (Indianapolis, Ind.).
The second half would see the Little Giants break the scoreless tie in the 77th minute on a penalty kick that propelled them to victory.
Hanover returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 24 when they welcome Capital. Game time is se4t for 3:30 PM.
CARMEL, Ind. – Junior Casey Dunn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week announced Monday afternoon by the league office.
Dunn helped lead the Panthers to a 3-1 week posting a 2-1 record as part of the Hanover Invitational.
She finished the week with 90 total digs through 15 sets played, including 42 total digs against Adrian.
Dunn also added four service aces with 12 assists.
Hanover returns to action on Friday, Sept. 23 when they take on Concordia University of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology.
HANOVER WOMEN’S GOLF
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Hanover Panthers claimed first place as part of the Forest Hills Fall Invitational this past weekend with sophomore Taylor Caldwell (Noblesville, Ind.) winning medalist honors.
Caldwell shot a two round total 179 (90-89) strokes to pace the field.
Senior Taylor Drake (Franklin, Ind.) took third in the Invite with 187 (91-96) strokes, while freshman Hailey Hansen (Brownsburg, Ind.) and fr4eshman Mallory Mortl (Westfield, Ind.) finished tied for fourth with 197 (99-98) strokes.
Rounding out the field for Hanover was Kambrie Cooper taking sixth overall with a 36-hole total of 204 (95-109) strokes.
Hanover returns to action on Friday, Sept. 23 with the Dechert Classic.
HANOVER MEN’S GOLF
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Hanover men’s golf team took fifth in the nine team field as part of the Earlham Fall Invite this past weekend.
Leading the charge for the Blue and Red was senior Dawson Long (Paoli, Ind.) with a 36-hole total of 154 (80-74) strokes landing him tied for seventh.
Teammate, sophomore Bing Wilson (Muncie, Ind.) carded a 155 (78-77) strokes to finish ninth overall.
Junior Griffen Reynolds (Lanesville, Ind.) shot a two round total of 168 (88-80) strokes to finish tied for 33rd followed by freshman Alex Wright (Charlestown, Ind.) with 170 (87-83) strokes finishing tied for 35th.
Rounding out the field for the Panthers was junior Chandler Cole (Madison, Ind.) with a 36-hole score of 175 (91-84) strokes.
Hanover returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 1 when they compete as part of the Stateline Shootout.
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester Volleyball hosted and competed in the Manchester Invitational over the weekend.
The Spartans faced Indiana University Northwest and Governors State University on Friday, then competed against Dominican University and Franklin College on Saturday. Saint Mary’s was also in attendance at the Invitational.
Manchester went into four sets with the Red Hawks, but ultimately lost the match 3-1. Helaina Walters (Marion, Ind./Eastbrook), Rachael Ressler (Tipton, Ind./Tipton), and Sara Shultz (Churubusco, Ind./East Noble) led the Spartan’s defense with 30 digs, while Joy Maze (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood), Avery Ball (Decatur, Ind./Belmont), and Carley Camp (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) led the offense with 27 combined kills. Carly Ripberger (Tipton, Ind./Tipton) chipped in with 29 assists.
Later in the evening, Manchester faced Governors State and took the match in 5 sets. Governors State took the first set 25-18, then Manchester won the second set 25-23. The third set was a nail-biter as Governors State won the third match with a score 28-26. The Spartans succeeded and won the next two sets 25-20 and 15-11, respectively. Jessica Tarr (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider) set the Spartans up with 42 assists, which allowed Camp, Halle Planck (Gas City, Ind./Mississinewa), and Paige Snider (Auburn, Ind./DeKalb) to lead the offense with 34 kills on the match. Walters, Ressler, and Ball led the Spartans in digs.
On day two of the invitational, Manchester began gameplay against Dominican. The match went into four sets, with Manchester remaining victorious winning the match 3-1. Tarr contributed to the offense and defense, recording 17 digs and 24 assists. Camp, Ball, and Snider led the team in kills with a total of 27 for the match. Erika Kramer (Greensburg, Ind./North Decatur) had 5 blocks in the match.
To complete the weekend, Manchester faced conference opponent, Franklin College, in a non-conference match. Manchester won 3-1 against the Grizz. The Spartans had 13 aces in the match, which outweighed the 4 that Franklin received. Ball was the leader in aces, recording 7, while Carley Camp contributed to the win with blocks. Camp recorded 7 blocks, while Maze had 4 and Snider had 2. The Spartans wrapped up the weekend with three wins and one loss.
The Spartans emerge with a record of 8-6 after the weekend, and look to keep their winning streak alive. Manchester Volleyball will be back in action on Wednesday, September 21st, as they travel to Olivet, Michigan to take on the Olivet College Comets. Match time is set for 6:30 pm.
MANCHESTER MEN’S TENNIS
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams hosted the visiting Scots of Alma College at the MU Tennis Courts on Sunday.
The Men fell 0-9 in the team score, but had great battles at the top of the lineup. Austin Arnold (Coatesville, Ind./South Putnam) and Brennan Beachy (Goshen, Ind./Westview) kept pace with the Scots but ultimately fell 5-8 at the first flight. In singles play, Arnold dropped a tough 3-6. 3-6 decision at 1 singles.
The Women’s match was a closer affair, coming down to the last singles match of the day. The Spartans started strong as they took a 3-0 team lead after claiming all three doubles matches. Evelyn Minton (Clarksville, Ind./Jeffersonville) and Eva Bazzoni (Wabash, Ind./Manchester) fought from a 1-7 deficit to win the match in a tiebreak with a score of 8-7 (6). The 2 doubles team of Anna Hollingsworth (New Castle, Ind./Blue River Valley) and Ella Knight (Leesburg, Ind./Kalamazoo College) won their match 8-6, while the third team of Natalie Kotlin (Lowell, Ind./Lowell) and Courtney Trusty (North Judson, Ind./North Judson) also fought back to take their match in a tiebreak with a score of 8-7 (4).
In singles play, Knight won her 1 singles match 7-5, 6-4 in a tight contest. The Scots would sweep the rest of the singles points, securing a 5-4 team win. Bazzoni at 2 singles and Minton 3 singles both fought hard, but ultimately fell in match tiebreaks. Bazzoni fell 6-4, 3-6, [7-10], while Minton dropped her decision 4-6, 6-3, [5-10].
Both the Men and Women will next be in action as they host Bethel on Wednesday, September 21st, at the MU Tennis Courts. The matches are slated to start at 4 pm.
HUNTINGTON WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – For the second time this season, sophomore Shelby Christman has been deemed the Crossroads League Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week.
This week’s badge was based on Christman’s performance at the GRCC Raider Invitational where she dominated the field of 200 runners. She ran to a first place finish by navigating the course in 18:05 which proved 30 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
Next up for Christman and crew is the Lou Cross Country Classic in Louisville (Ky.) on October 1.
HUNTINGTON MEN’S SOCCER
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – HU junior Higor Barbieri was voted the Crossroads League Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office earlier this afternoon.
The Brazilian forward has been one of the key cogs offensively for the Foresters this season. He has five goals to date with three of those coming last week. In HU’s 2-1 win over #14 Indiana Tech on Wednesday, he scored the game’s first goal and then followed up that performance with two more in Saturday’s 4-0 win over IU East.
HU has strung together three straight wins for an overall record of 6-2. Next up is a home match against Manchester on Wednesday.
ST. FRANCIS FOOTBALL
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis athletic department is excited to announce that senior kicker Jack James from No. 20 USF football has been named the MSFA Special Teams Player of the Week.
James’ efforts on Saturday night were perfect as he went 6-for-6 in extra point attempts, and 3-for-3 in field goal attempts as the Cougars improved to 2-0 to start the season.
Beginning Saturday’s game against the Judson Eagles, the Cougars marched down the field in their first two opening drives, but after not being able to reach the endzone, James knocked in consecutive field goals to give them a 6-0 lead.
After that, the Cougars offense exploded for 51 points as they came away with a 51-19 victory over the Eagles.
The Cougars’ next opponent will be the Saint Xavier University Cougars (1-2) taking place at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium Saturday evening with kickoff set for 6:00 pm.
ST. FRANCIS MEN’S TENNIS
The University of Saint Francis Men’s tennis team is preparing for the Crossroads League tournament beginning on Tuesday, September 20 when they take on the Grace College Lancers beginning at 3:00 pm.
Throughout the fall season, the Cougars managed to go 2-5 to qualify as the number eight seed in the conference tournament.
After a few losses to Marian, Grace, and Spring Arbor to start the season, the Cougars rebounded with a 7-0 victory over the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars with singles wins from junior Alfredo Huamami, sophomore Will Daigle, as well as freshmen Quintin Spears, Devon McCaffrey, Eric Stavnheim, and Martin Maurant.
The next win for the Cougars came this past Saturday against Alma College when they pulled out a 5-2 win over at Swinney Tennis Courts.
The opening round of the Crossroads League tournament is Tuesday, September 20, with the second round being on Thursday the 22nd, and the third and final round being Saturday the 24th.
ST. FRANCIS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis athletic department is excited to announce the recent hiring of Jeremy Henney as the new Women’s Head Basketball Coach for the 2022-23 season.
Coach Henney spent the last seven years at USF working as an assistant coach for the Men’s Basketball Team with Coach Chad LaCross, and three out of those seven years the Cougars made it all the way to the NAIA National Tournament (2016, 2018, & 2021).
“It’s exciting for me to start this new role,” Coach Henney said. “Throughout the process I had a lot of conversation with Coach Ridge and he spoke very highly of the girls on the current roster and the freshmen he brought in so I’m excited to get started! I obviously worked for a great head coach for the last seven years under Coach LaCross and got the privilege of working for a great staff, but I’m thrilled to take on this new opportunity of running my own team.”
A 2002 graduate of Indiana University with a degree in secondary social studies education, his interest and passion for coaching basketball goes back to when he got his first coaching gig right when he graduated from IU.
“I took a high school job in North Carolina (Fred T. Foard High School in Newton, N.C.) and the head basketball coach asked if I would be interested in helping out,” Henney said of his first coaching job. “I worked with them for four years and immediately fell in love with it. After that, I had a goal of coaching at the collegiate level.”
After his work at Fred T. Foard HS, Henney went to Lenoir-Rhyne College (Division II) where he served as an assistant coach for Coach John Lentz where he started in 2006. Then he went to Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina as the Head Coach.
After seveal years at Davidson, Henney made his way into the Crossroads League. He became Associate Head Coach for Huntington University for the 2012-13 season, and spent three years there before finally coming to Saint Francis.
“On the men’s side here at Saint Francis, I’ve been fortunate to be a part of seeing our boys play in two national championship games,” Henney said of his time with the men’s team. “In 2016 my first year we made it to the final, and another trip in 2018. We were then fortunate enough to make it back to the Final Four during the COVID year in 2021.”
The Lady Cougars will open the 2022-23 season on Friday, October 28 as they hit the road for a tournament at Goshen College with Friday’s game starting at 2:00 pm followed by another game Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 pm.
INDIANA TECH WOMEN’S GOLF
GAYLORD, Mich. – The Warriors women’s golf team is competing in the LTU Blue Devil Classic, a two-day event hosted by Lawrence Tech University in Gaylord, Michigan. After the first round, the Warriors find themselves occupying the third spot on the leader board, shooting a 343 as a team which puts them fifteen strokes behind second and twenty-five back of first.
Tech was led by Julia Bockstahler, who posted a +9 81 in her first eighteen holes, putting her in a tie for fifth place. Elin Gebrowsky had the next low score for the Warriors shooting an 85, putting her in a link for fourteenth. The Warriors finish the LTU Blue Devil Classic Tuesday, looking to build on their round one performance.
GRACE WOMEN’S GOLF
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Summer Stillson of Grace’s women’s golf team was tabbed NCCAA player of the week after a great showing this past week.
The senior golfer turned in a pair of impressive rounds at the Eagle Glen Invitational.
Stillson carded a 74 in the opening round, which was 10th lowest single round score in program history. She finished the tournament with a score of 152, which was seventh best in school history.
Her strong performance helped the Lady Lancers to a second place finish in the Eagle Glen invitational.
Grace will close out the Lawrence Tech Invitational on Tuesday afternoon.
GRACE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – For the third time this year, Bryan Hernandez-Rios won a Runner of the Week award for Grace’s cross country team.
He was selected as the Crossroads League Men’s Runner of the Week on Monday, his second-straight honor from the league. He was also the NCCAA national runner of the week prior.
Hernandez-Rios just missed a top-10 finish at the Spartan Invitational over the weekend. His time of 24:58.51 was good for 11th place, beating runners from schools like Cincinnati, Michigan State, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky, Morehead State and Kent State among others.
GRACE MEN’S TENNIS
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Facundo Paredes was named Crossroads League Player of the Week for Grace’s men’s tennis team on Monday.
The junior from Villa Maria, Argentina, was instrumental in helping the Lancers clinch the conference regular season title on the final day of league play. It was the first regular season title since the 2013-14 season for Grace.
Paredes went 4-0 in singles and 4-0 in doubles on the week. In eight combined matches, no opponent scored more than four games against him. He won all four singles’ matches in straight sets. He partnered at No. 1 doubles with Ivan Antinori to sweep those as well, helping earn the team point in each match.
Two of the matches last week were against top-25 opponents. The first triumph was against No. 25 Marian to clinch the league title and the second was against No. 19 Cardinal Stritch to close out the week.
The Lancers will begin the league tournament on September 20, at Miller Athletic Complex, starting at 3 p.m.
GOSHEN WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
GOSHEN, Ind. — Naomi Ross Richer, a junior on the women’s cross country team, has been named the Everence Student-Athlete of the Week for September 12 – September 19!
Ross Richer was the women’s individual champion at the IU Kokomo Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 17. She ran the 3.1 miles in 19:41.0, averaging 6:20.1 per mile. She was the first to cross the line from a pack of four Maple Leafs that finished among the top five, leading to the team’s first-place finish. Annika Alderfer Fisher was just a second behind, Summer Cooper came in at 20:00, and Mia Wellington completed the race in 20:45. The top five finishers placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 13th for a total score of 24. IU-Kokomo was the second-place team with a score of 39, and IU-East was third with 65 points.
This was the first meet win for the women since the 2013 Goshen Hokum Karem. The last win for the women in a non-relay meet was the 2009 Defiance Invitational. The Goshen men won this weekend as well. This was the first time both teams have won a meet on the same day since September 7, 1996, at the Defiance Invitational. Earlier this year, Ross Richer had a time of 19:32.3 at the Mastodon XC Opener on September 2, placing 12th.
The women’s cross country team is currently receiving votes in the NAIA coaches poll. They compete in the Live in Lou Classic on Saturday, October 1, hosted by the Louisville Cardinals.
Way to go, Naomi!
JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League revealed yet another installment of weekly awards on Monday, and, after sweeping the awards last time around, the No. 19 Taylor volleyball team (15-3, 4-0 CL) brought home another two awards this week.
Each for the third time this season, and the second time in as many weeks, Kacy Bragg and Grace Ieremia received the Crossroads League weekly honors, Bragg as the Setter of the Week and Ieremia as the Defender of the Week.
Bragg picked up her latest award in recognition of a stellar 12.0 assists-per-set average throughout TU’s 3-0 week. To kickstart the week, Bragg notched 40 assists in Taylor’s three-set sweep of Spring Arbor, hitting the 40-or-more mark for the ninth time this season.
Taylor’s stud setter now ranks seventh in the nation with a 10.72 assist-per-set mark on the season. Meanwhile, Bragg now boasts 3,437-career assists, just five away from surpassing Haley Harrell for seventh all-time in program history.
In addition to the assists, Bragg also posted four-or-more blocks in Taylor’s final two wins of the week. Trojan middle hitter, Grace Ieremia, stole the show in that way however, as she also posted four-or-more blocks in two of Taylor’s match-wins, yet she also managed to send back a shocking nine blocks against RV Mount Vernon Nazarene.
Ieremia, who also belted nine total blocks in Taylor’s win against St. Thomas on August 26, averaged 1.9 blocks-per-set throughout TU’s latest week of winning. The West Florida transfer now ranks second in the Crossroads League with a season-average of 1.22 blocks-per-set, a mark that sits 16th in the entire nation.
With these two awards in stow, Taylor volleyball now boasts eight CL weekly awards on the season, while Taylor athletes have a combined total of 13.
No. 19 Taylor (15-3, 4-0 CL) will look to continue in its winning ways on Wednesday, September 21, when the Trojans travel to Saint Francis (9-7, 3-1 CL) for a 7:00 pm matchup with the Cougars.
|NY Yankees||88||58||.603||–||50 – 22||38 – 36||40 – 26||25 – 8||15 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|Toronto||83||64||.565||5.5||43 – 32||40 – 32||35 – 28||19 – 15||17 – 15||6 – 4||L 1|
|Tampa Bay||82||65||.558||6.5||49 – 26||33 – 39||38 – 31||14 – 15||18 – 11||4 – 6||L 1|
|Baltimore||76||70||.521||12||41 – 31||35 – 39||30 – 36||15 – 16||19 – 10||4 – 6||L 1|
|Boston||71||75||.486||17||37 – 37||34 – 38||20 – 42||18 – 15||25 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
|Cleveland||80||67||.544||–||40 – 32||40 – 35||13 – 16||40 – 27||15 – 16||8 – 2||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||76||71||.517||4||35 – 37||41 – 34||15 – 17||34 – 30||18 – 16||7 – 3||W 2|
|Minnesota||73||74||.497||7||43 – 32||30 – 42||18 – 16||35 – 29||12 – 17||4 – 6||L 1|
|Kansas City||58||89||.395||22||34 – 41||24 – 48||13 – 22||28 – 36||10 – 18||3 – 7||L 1|
|Detroit||56||91||.381||24||31 – 45||25 – 46||10 – 20||26 – 41||9 – 21||4 – 6||W 1|
|X-Houston||97||51||.655||–||50 – 23||47 – 28||11 – 12||26 – 8||51 – 25||8 – 2||W 2|
|Seattle||81||65||.555||15||39 – 32||42 – 33||16 – 17||17 – 9||36 – 31||4 – 6||W 1|
|LA Angels||64||83||.435||32.5||34 – 41||30 – 42||11 – 23||16 – 13||30 – 34||4 – 6||L 1|
|Texas||63||83||.432||33||30 – 41||33 – 42||7 – 22||17 – 13||28 – 39||4 – 6||L 2|
|Oakland||53||94||.361||43.5||23 – 48||30 – 46||13 – 20||12 – 21||24 – 40||3 – 7||L 1|
|Y-NY Mets||94||55||.631||–||50 – 26||44 – 29||46 – 22||22 – 9||19 – 14||7 – 3||W 5|
|Atlanta||92||55||.626||1||51 – 25||41 – 30||39 – 22||21 – 12||19 – 14||6 – 4||W 4|
|Philadelphia||80||66||.548||12.5||44 – 31||36 – 35||36 – 32||20 – 10||17 – 16||5 – 5||L 4|
|Miami||61||87||.412||32.5||30 – 43||31 – 44||29 – 39||12 – 15||12 – 21||4 – 6||W 2|
|Washington||51||96||.347||42||24 – 50||27 – 46||13 – 48||15 – 18||15 – 18||3 – 7||L 2|
|St. Louis||87||61||.588||–||51 – 27||36 – 34||16 – 18||44 – 24||17 – 9||6 – 4||L 1|
|Milwaukee||78||69||.531||8.5||41 – 29||37 – 40||11 – 14||38 – 32||14 – 18||6 – 4||L 2|
|Chi Cubs||62||85||.422||24.5||31 – 44||31 – 41||16 – 10||30 – 36||10 – 25||5 – 5||L 3|
|Cincinnati||58||89||.395||28.5||29 – 43||29 – 46||12 – 22||25 – 38||10 – 22||2 – 8||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||55||92||.374||31.5||28 – 43||27 – 49||9 – 26||28 – 35||14 – 17||4 – 6||L 4|
|X-LA Dodgers||102||44||.699||–||50 – 18||52 – 26||19 – 14||21 – 9||47 – 16||8 – 2||W 4|
|San Diego||81||66||.551||21.5||38 – 31||43 – 35||19 – 15||19 – 10||36 – 31||6 – 4||W 3|
|San Francisco||70||77||.476||32.5||39 – 36||31 – 41||19 – 14||19 – 14||22 – 39||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||68||79||.463||34.5||39 – 39||29 – 40||16 – 15||16 – 16||25 – 41||3 – 7||L 4|
|Colorado||64||83||.435||38.5||40 – 35||24 – 48||10 – 24||16 – 16||29 – 32||6 – 4||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Miami Dolphins||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||62||45||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Buffalo Bills||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||72||17||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|New York Jets||1||1||0||.500||1.0||40||54||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||1||1||0||.500||1.0||24||34||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||71||45||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||48||46||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Denver Broncos||1||1||0||.500||1.0||32||26||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||0||2||0||.000||2.0||42||53||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||37||37||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Baltimore Ravens||1||1||0||.500||0.0||62||51||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||1||1||0||.500||0.0||56||55||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||2||0||.000||1.0||37||43||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||1||0||.500||0.0||46||28||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Houston Texans||0||1||1||.250||0.5||29||36||0-0-1||0-1-0||0-1-1||0-0-1||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||0||1||1||.250||0.5||20||44||0-0-0||0-1-1||0-1-1||0-1-1||1 L|
|Tennessee Titans||0||2||0||.000||1.0||27||62||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||62||42||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|New York Giants||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||40||36||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Washington Commanders||1||1||0||.500||1.0||55||58||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Dallas Cowboys||1||1||0||.500||1.0||23||36||1-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||37||26||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||1||0||.500||0.0||41||58||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||1||1||0||.500||0.0||50||67||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||1||0||.500||0.0||24||43||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||1||1||0||.500||0.0||30||31||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||34||33||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Detroit Lions||1||1||0||.500||0.0||71||65||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||1||1||0||.500||0.0||29||37||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||39||13||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||1||1||0||.500||1.0||37||46||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Carolina Panthers||0||2||0||.000||2.0||40||45||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Atlanta Falcons||0||2||0||.000||2.0||53||58||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1902 The White Sox’s first no-hitter in franchise history is tossed by Jim Callahan when he defeats the Tigers, 2-0. The right-handed utility player, called Nixey by his teammates, will accumulate 99 victories on the mound but will pitch in only eight of his 13 seasons in the major leagues.
1907 At Exposition Park in Pittsburgh, Nick Maddox no-hits the Dodgers, 2-1. At the age of 20 years and ten months, the Pirates hurler becomes the youngest pitcher and the second rookie to throw a no-hitter.
1908 In the bottom of the ninth inning at South Side Park, Freddy Parent, while being walked intentionally by Eddie Plank, reaches out and pokes a shallow sac fly to right field. The unexpected sacrifice scores the winning run in the White Sox’ 1-0 walk-off victory over the A’s and gives Frank Smith, who held the A’s hitless, his second career no-hitter.
1911 Bill Bergen ends his major league career with the lowest lifetime batting average for a position player in major league history by hitting an anemic .170 during his 11-year tenure with the Reds and Dodgers. The 33-year-old backstop, who had only one year of batting above .200, also holds the records for lowest season batting average for a regular season, hitting .139 in 1909 for Brooklyn that included the longest streak of at-bats without a hit (46 in 1909), a mark since surpassed by Chris Davis, who goes 0-for-54 over 2018-2019 with Orioles.
1912 Smoky Joe Wood, losing to Detroit, 6-4, fails to break Walter Johnson’s record of 16 consecutive victories, established earlier in the season. Joe Lake gets the win, pitching the last five innings after replacing starter Bill Covington, who allowed only one hit through four innings when he was tossed out of the game by the umpire in the fifth.
1919 On Babe Ruth Day in Boston, the Bambino scores the winning run in both ends of the doubleheader when the Red Sox sweeps Chicago, 4-3 and 5-4. Ironically, the contests mark the last time the future Hall of Famer player dons a Red Sox uniform in Fenway Park before being dealt to the Yankees in the off-season.
1924 The 37-year-old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance to earn his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. ‘Old Pete’ will collect 373 wins during his 20-year career with National League teams, including stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis.
1931 For the first time in 19 years, Gabby Street appears in a major league game. The 48-year-old Cardinal skipper is 0-for-1, but the backstop displays his old catching skills when he nails Brooklyn runner Babe Herman trying to steal a base.
1932 The Cubs clinch the National League pennant when they beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, thanks to Kiki Cuyler’s seventh-inning bases-loaded triple. The Wrigley Field contest features rookie second baseman Billy Herman’s 200th hit of the season.
1951 Ford Frick, replacing “Happy” Chandler, is selected by the owners to be the sport’s third commissioner. The former National League president, best remembered for suggesting the single-season home run records of Babe Ruth and Roger Maris be listed separately based on the season’s length, will hold the position for fourteen years.
1953 Twenty-eight-year-old Gene Baker, the other half of the Kansas City Monarchs double-play duo along with Ernie Banks, joins his former Negro League teammate, making his major league debut with the Cubs as a pinch-hitter against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. In 1961, Pittsburgh names the former Chicago second baseman as the manager of their Class D Batavia Pirates (NY) minor league team, making him the first black manager in organized baseball.
1954 The Giants clinch the pennant when they beat the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 7-1. The National League champs, finishing the season five games ahead of second-place Brooklyn, will sweep Cleveland in the Fall Classic.
1954 At Cleveland Stadium, fans show support for their once embattled GM Hank Greenberg by wearing “We’re Witcha Hank” buttons. Anyone donning the silver plastic ball charm, distributed by a local laundry earlier in the season, received two tickets for tonight’s game, the Tribe’s 11th consecutive victory and the 109th win overall for the eventual American League champs.
1955 Willie Mays becomes the seventh player to hit fifty home runs in a season when he connects off Pittsburgh’s Vern Law for the second time in the Giants’ 14-8 victory at the Polo Grounds. The round-tripper is the 24-year-old center fielder’s seventh in six consecutive games.
1958 Thanks to Gus Triandos’ eighth-inning home run, recently acquired Oriole knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits the Yankees at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, 1-0. The contest will mark the Yankees’ last time will fail to get a hit in a game in this century.
1959 The San Francisco Giants, bowing to the Dodgers, 8-2, play their last game at Seals Stadium. The transplanted New York team, who compiled a 163-145 record in their two-year stay in the former PCL park, will move to the newly constructed Candlestick Park next season.
1961 In a 13-inning contest, Sandy Koufax goes the distance, beating the Cubs, 3-2, in the last regular-season game played at the LA Memorial Coliseum, a venue originally built for the 1932 Olympics. The Dodgers are leaving the only home they have known since moving from Brooklyn four seasons ago to play in a brand new stadium in Chavez Ravine, located a few miles from downtown Los Angeles.
1966 The Mets’ 3-0 victory over Houston, their 63rd win, assures the team will lose less than a hundred games in a season for the first time in the franchise’s five-year history. The Amazins’, who will finish in ninth place with a 66-95 record, averaged 113 losses a season during their first four years in the National League.
1966 In his second major league game, Tom Phoebus hurls his second straight shutout in the Orioles’ 4-0 victory over the A’s. In his major league debut five days ago, the 24-year-old right-handed rookie also blanked the Angels, earning a 2-0 complete-game victory at Memorial Stadium.
1966 Sandy Koufax becomes the first National League hurler in 31 years to record 25 or more victories in two straight seasons when he goes the distance in LA’s 11-1 rout over the Phillies at Dodger Stadium. In 1935, Cardinals’ right-hander Dizzy Dean posted a 28-12 record after winning 30 of 37 decisions in the previous campaign.
1968 Mickey Mantle hits his final home run, finishing an 18-year major league career third on the all-time home run list with 536 round-trippers behind only Babe Ruth and Willie Mays when he retires at the end of the season. Jim Lonborg gives up the homer in a 4-3 loss to the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.
1969 Giving the Pirates their third win in two days against the eventual world champs, Bob Moose no-hits the first-place Mets at Shea Stadium, 4-0. The 21-year-old right-hander will compile a 14-3 record with a 2.91 ERA for the third-place Bucs this season.
1971 In completing a suspended game started in Cleveland six days ago, the ‘visiting’ Senators beat the Indians in Washington DC, 8-6. The 20-inning victory at RFK Stadium will prove to be the team’s final ‘road’ win before the franchise shifts to Texas next season.
1972 After scoring all of their runs in the second inning, the Braves put it on cruise control, beating the Astros, 13-6. Only 2,062 fans are on hand at Atlanta Stadium to enjoy the big inning, which features the team collecting a dozen hits off five Houston hurlers.
1972 Milt Pappas, with a 6-2 complete-game victory over Montreal at Wrigley Field, wins his 200th major league game. The Cubs’ right-hander becomes the first hurler to reach the milestone without the benefit of a single 20-win season.
1973 The Pirates miss scoring in the top of the 13th inning when Dave Augustine’s ‘home run’ bounces off the top of the fence into the glove of left fielder Cleon Jones, who relays the ball to Wayne Garrett in time for the third baseman to nail Richie Zisk at the plate. Mets rookie catcher Ron Hodges ends the Shea Stadium contest in the bottom of the frame, which will become known as the ‘Ball on the Wall Game,’ with a one-out single off Bucs’ reliever Dave Giusti, plating John Milner for the 4-3 victory.
1973 After sharing the news on the Today Show, Willie Mays officially announces his retirement at a press conference held at Shea Stadium’s Diamond Club. In five days, the Mets will honor the aging superstar with pre-game ceremony at the ballpark.
1973 Billy Jean King’s brother, Randy, is not in attendance to watch her win the 100,000 winner-take-all tennis match against Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome. Moffit is at another ballpark, getting a key out in relief when the Giants beat the first-place Reds at Candlestick Park.
1980 The Yankees dedicate a bronze plaque in memory of Thurman Munson in the ballpark’s Memorial Park. The 32-year-old team captain Munson died last season, attempting to land his Cessna Citation at Akron-Canton Airport.
1980 Baltimore hurler Steve Stone ties a club record for the most wins in a season when he beats the Blue Jays for his 24th victory. The Orioles’ right-hander matches the 1970 totals of both Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally.
1983 In the first inning of a 14-1 rain-shortened five-inning victory over the Orioles, the Tigers stroke ten consecutive hits and score 11 runs. Detroit’s opening offense ties the American League record for runs scored to start a game established by the Boston Americans in 1901.
1984 With a 5-4 victory over San Francisco at Jack Murphy Stadium, the Padres win their first division crown. In addition to winning the clincher, Tim Lollar hits a three-run home run in the second inning to help his cause.
1986 Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn becomes only the fifth player since 1900 to steal five bases in a game in the team’s 10-6 loss to Houston at the Astrodome. During his 20-year career, the .338 lifetime hitter will average only 16 stolen bases per season.
1988 Wade Boggs becomes the first player in this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive years. The 30-year-old Red Sox third baseman, who also joins Lou Gehrig by collecting 200 hits and 100 base-on-balls for three straight seasons, will extend the streak to seven campaigns in 1989 with 205 hits.
1992 Phillies’ second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King’s line drive, steps on second, doubling up Andy Van Slyke, and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. The triple killing is the first in the National League since 1927 when Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney accomplished the rare feat in a contest against the Pirates.
1995 The Rockies, who collect 23 hits, equal a franchise record for runs scored when the team routs the Padres, 20-1. Colorado outfielder Matt Holliday also ties a club mark, accomplished three times previously, with an eight-RBI day, homering twice in the Coors Field contest.
1995 The Padres play their one-thousandth home game without having a rainout. The streak, which began on April 20, 1983, will end on May 12, 1998, with a total of 1,184 contests over 15 years.
1996 Michael Lasky buys Eddie Murray’s 500th home run ball for $280,000, and it could be worth as much as $500,000 thanks to a 20-year annuity. The new owner, the Psychic Friends Network founder, plans to put the Camden Yards souvenir on public display for “the people of Baltimore.”
1998 “Let’s end it in the same place it started. In my home state. In front of friends and family. In front of the best fans in the world.”- Cal Ripken, JR., commenting on ending his consecutive streak.
After nearly 16 years of not missing a game, Cal Ripken, quietly and without fanfare, takes himself out of the lineup after playing in a major-league record 2,632 consecutive games. In a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game, the Orioles shortstop’s consecutive streak ends when Baltimore drops a 5-4 decision to the Yankees at Camden Yards.
1998 At Milwaukee’s County Stadium, Mark McGwire extends his home run record to 65 and missing his 66th when the umpires rule his fly ball a ground-rule double, which video replays clearly show fan interference as the wrong call. The Cardinals’ first baseman first inning round-tripper, his 32nd hit as a visiting player, breaks George Foster’s 1977 National League and ties 1927 Babe Ruth’s records for home runs hit on the road.
2002 Oriole infielder Mike Bordick sets a major league record when he plays his 102nd successive game at shortstop without committing an error. The Mets’ middle infielder Rey Ordonez had established the previous mark over the 1999-2000 seasons.
2002 With a 9-3 victory over the Astros at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals clinch the Central Division of the National League. An emotional on-field celebration includes Albert Pujols carrying Darryl Kile’s #57 jersey onto the field, paying tribute to the pitcher who died unexpectedly in June.
2003 Unlike this season, when the Expos played twenty-five percent of its home games in San Juan, the players vote to play their entire 2004 home schedule in Montreal. The MLB owners, who collectively own the franchise, have been considering moving the team permanently to Washington, D.C., Portland (Oregon), or Monterrey (Mexico) or continuing the present format by having the club split home games between different locations (Puerto Rico or Mexico and Montreal).
2003 When Marcus Giles sends Brad Penny’s 3-2 pitch into the stands, the Braves tie the National League record by having six players hit at least 20 home runs in a season. The Atlanta infielder joins Javy Lopez, Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones, and Vinny Castilla to equal the mark established by the 1965 Milwaukee team; Eddie Mathews (32), Hank Aaron (32), Joe Torre (27), Felipe Alou (23), Mack Jones (31), and Gene Oliver (21).
2005 At Coors Field, the Rockies tie a franchise record established in 2003 for runs scored in their 20-1 rout of the Padres, who endure the most lopsided loss of their 36 years of existence. Matt Holliday leads Colorado’s 23-hit attack with two home runs, driving in eight runs to equal a team record shared by three players.
2006 KC skipper Buddy Bell, after a Royals 3-0 loss to the Angels, announces he needs to take a medical leave to treat a growth in his tonsils and will be replaced in the dugout by bench coach Billy Doran. The manager’s wife, Gloria, has also battled tonsil cancer.
2006 Although the team bows to the Blue Jays at the Stadium, the Yankees capture their ninth consecutive AL East title thirty minutes later when the Twins defeat second-place Red Sox. This week, the Bronx Bombers become the second team in the Big Apple to pop the champagne, joining the Mets who clinched the NL East Division two days ago.
2007 With his 4-for-4 performance and HBP with the bases loaded, 23-year-old rookie catcher J.R Towles establishes a franchise-record eight RBIs when the Astros rout the Cardinals, 18-1. The September call-up’s outstanding offensive output, who started the season with the Single-A Salem Avalanche, helps Houston produce its most lopsided victory in team history.
2008 With a 5-4 win over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the Cubs clinch their second straight National League Central Division championship. The victory marks the club’s first appearance in consecutive postseasons since the 1906-08 teams played in the World Series.
2008 At the Ballpark in Arlington, Francisco Rodriguez, facing one batter, extends his major league record when he saves his 60th game, getting Nelson Cruz to fly out for the final out in the ninth inning. The Angels’ 7-3 victory over the Rangers assures the 95-59 Angels of having home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
2009 The Cubs suspend Milton Bradley for the rest of the year, a day after the turbulent outfielder criticizes the team in a newspaper interview, citing there wasn’t a “positive environment” in the organization, and he could see why the club hasn’t won a championship in the last century. According to manager Lou Piniella, Chicago’s decision to bring back the 32-year-old, with two years remaining on a three-year free-agent $30-million contract he signed last offseason, will be general manager Jim Hendry’s call.
2010 The Bronx Bombers pay tribute to George Steinbrenner, unveiling a 7-by-5-foot, 760-pound monument of bronze atop a granite base in Monument Park. Estranged former manager Joe Torre, making his first visit to the new Yankee Stadium, attends the ceremony honoring the late Yankee owner.
2010 A teenage fan, wearing a red spandex suit with a red mask, is subdued by Matt Diaz after the intruder runs onto the field and eludes a security guard during the Braves-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. The Atlanta left fielder tackles the costumed 17-year-old released from juvenile detention tomorrow afternoon with the parents apologizing for their son’s actions.
2011 Clayton Kershaw becomes the Dodgers’ first 20-game winner since Ramon Martinez accomplished the feat in 1990. Allowing just one run in 7.1 innings, the southpaw earns the victory when the team beats the visiting Giants, 2-1.
2012 The White House announces President Barack Obama’s approval of the ‘Let Teddy Win’ movement. The 44th Chief Executive, a long-time fan of Theodore Roosevelt, lends his bipartisan support in response to Republican Senator John McCain’s call for a congressional investigation about the mascot for Teddy Roosevelt never winning the race among the presidents at National Park.
2012 Washington secures a playoff spot when they beat the Dodgers at Nationals Park, 4-1. The last time there was postseason baseball in the nation’s capital occurred 79 years ago, when player-skipper Joe Cronin and the Senators lost to the Giants in five games in the 1933 World Series.
2013 Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round-tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.
2014 Oliver Perez records the first four-strikeout inning in Diamondback history when a dropped third strike allows the first batter to reach base in the seventh frame of the team’s 5-1 loss to Colorado at Coors Field. The 33-year-old Arizona southpaw becomes the 69th different major league hurler to accomplish the feat.
2019 In the Mets’ 8-1 victory at Great American Ball Park, Pete Alonso goes deep in the eighth inning against Reds’ reliever Sal Romano for his major-league-leading 50th home run. The 24-year-old right-handed slugging first baseman, who is two homers shy of Yankees Aaron Judge’s 2017 rookie record, is the first player to hit 50 round-trippers during the season of his major league debut.
WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1991
Minnesota Twins (4) vs Atlanta Braves (3)
After finishing last in the 1990 season, the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves both rebounded to the top of their respective leagues for a trip to the Fall Classic. Both clubs were filled with soon-to-be familiar names and were evenly matched on both sides of the ball.
As with the ’87 contest, the Twins still had a definite advantage over visiting teams thanks to the “baseball purist’s nightmare” known as the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome. The trendy, but unpopular indoor stadium was notorious for deafening crowd noise as well as the inability to carry a long ball and most teams dreaded playing there.
Charlie Leibrandt was given the start for the Braves in Game 1, but fell 5-2 thanks to a strong seventh inning effort by Jack Morris. A three run blast by Greg Gagne and a bases-empty bomb by Kent Hrbek (that landed in the upper decks) backed up the thirty-six year old workhorse. Minnesota rookie Scott Leius was the hero in Game 2 after a clutch, tie-breaking homer in the eighth, but the most memorable play of the outing came on a controversial call by umpire Drew Coble. As Atlanta’s Ron Gant attempted to retreat back to first (after knocking a third inning single) Hrbek caught the throw from pitcher Kevin Tapani and proceeded to “muscle” Gant off the bag while applying the tag. Despite a heated debate by Braves manager Bobby Cox, the call stood as the official believed it was the runner’s own momentum that had carried him off of the base. The result was a 3-2 win that put the Twins up two games to none and left Atlanta praying for an advantage of their own back at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
As the Series moved outdoors to the park of the National League champions, Twins manager Tom Kelly was quoted as saying that “managing without the designated-hitter rule was right up there with rocket science”. The over confident skipper would regret his off-hand remark as he demonstrated his lack of both scientific and mathematical skills in Game 3. By the bottom of the eleventh inning, the visiting team had used all of their positional players during the 4-4 stalemate and were forced to employ bullpen pitcher Rick Aguilera (as a pinch-hitter) with a bases loaded, game-winning opportunity in the twelfth. The reliever nailed a high fly ball, but it was easily caught to retire the side. The Braves, realizing that their opponents were fresh out of fresh players, ended the struggle with Mark Lemke delivering a two out single to score David Justice, who had singled and stolen second. The Atlanta 5-4 victory was the first of four games in this Series to end with the winning team scoring the deciding run in the ninth inning or later.
Lemke was on the front page again after Game 4 when he tripled with one out in the ninth and then broke through the 2-2 tie after beating the tag at the plate by Brian Harper on a Jerry Willard fly ball to right. The second baseman was a respectable .234 hitter in the regular season, but had blown up as a .417 slugger in this Series. After squaring it up with their 3-2 victory, the Braves went out and played hardball in Game 5. Justice blasted a homer and drove in five runs and Lonnie Smith and Brian Hunter also homered as the Braves toasted the Twins 14-5. It was Smith’s third home run in as many nights and the veteran substitute (in place Otis Nixon who was suspended with drug problems) showed he still had what it took to play in the major leagues. The Twins, on the verge of elimination, managed to force a seventh outing in Game 6 after Kirby Puckett drilled an eleventh inning home run off Charlie Leibrandt, who had just entered the game back at the Metrodome.
Game 7 matched Detroit native John Smoltz against his hometown hero Morris who had been a longtime Tiger standout. The Braves’ twenty-four year-old prodigy idolized his pitching opponent and the two would come together for one of the most intense battles ever witnessed on a World Series diamond. Both aces were in peak form and held a 0-0 tie going into the eighth. Smith (playing with a record fourth team in Series play) led off Atlanta’s eighth with a single to right and Terry Pendleton followed with a double to deep left-center. The Twins’ middle infielders (still waiting for the cut-off) acted as if they had the ball and held Smith at third preventing the tiebreaker.
While the Braves fans agonized over the base running error, Atlanta nonetheless was in an enviable position with two runners on, no one out and the power-hitting Ron Gant at the plate. However, Gant proceeded to ground out to Hrbek, with Smith still holding. Dave Justice was the next batter, but Kelly called for an intentional walk against the cleanup man. That decision filled the bases and sent Sid Bream up to the plate. Bream followed Gant’s lead and slapped a weak grounder toward Hrbek who threw the ball home for a force-out, then took the return from Harper for a double play.
Atlanta returned the favor in the bottom of the inning as Minnesota had runners at first and third with one out and Kirby Puckett due up. Mike Stanton was called in to replace Smoltz and was ordered to walk the lumber-wielding outfielder. With the bases loaded, Hrbek tapped a soft line drive up the middle, but Lemke snared the ball and stepped on second to double up Chuck Knoblauch. Chili Davis singled and Harper threatened to score in the ninth as he pushed a bunt past Stanton and first baseman Bream for a hit. Alejandro Pena was brought in from the bullpen and induced Shane Mack to ground into a double play, issued an intentional walk to Mike Pagliarulo and then struck out pinch-hitter Paul Sorrento. The “marathon man” Morris continued to dominate the Braves going into the tenth and retired the side with no incidents. Anxious to finish the affair Dan Gladden started the Twins’ half of the inning with a double and was sacrificed to third by Knoblauch. Intentional walks to Puckett and Hrbek followed, loading the bases with one out in the 0-0 standoff. Pinch-hitter Gene Larkin finally sealed the 1-0 victory with a long-drive over Atlanta’s infield that crowned the Twins as World Series Champions for the second time in five years.
Although they were winless on the road they remained unbeaten in the Metrodome, which had evolved into the “tenth player” on the team.
ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1999
This year the American League was going for the hat-trick as they stepped onto the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park. In a touching pre-game ceremony, a collection of the game’s all-time All-Stars gathered in the infield. The biggest ovation in Boston was for legendary outfielder Ted Williams, who returned to the stadium he called home for nineteen seasons.
When the game started, Boston’s current star, pitcher Pedro Martinez, took center stage. He entered the game with one-hundred eighty-two strikeouts, worked his magic on the National League’s finest and struck out Barry Larkin, Larry Walker, and Sammy Sosa consecutively in the first inning.
In the bottom of the first, Kenny Lofton started things off with a single. With two outs and Manny Ramirez at the plate, Lofton stole second. After Ramirez walked, the setting looked like an Indians game with Lofton and Ramirez on base and slugger Jim Thome at bat. Thome didn’t disappoint Cleveland and American League fans by singling to center, scoring Lofton. Then Cal Ripken, Jr. drove in Ramirez with a single and suddenly the junior circuit was in control with a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the second, Martinez continued to dominate on the mound, striking out homerun king Mark McGwire. One more strikeout and Martinez would match the famous feat of Carl Hubbell in 1934 who struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin consecutively.
Unfortunately, all great things must come to an end as Matt Williams ended the streak by reaching base on an error in the next at-bat. With two strikes on Jeff Bagwell, Williams was stealing but Martinez hurled a strike and catcher Ivan Rodriguez threw out Williams, completing a double play.
The National League provided a scare in the ninth inning with a one-out single by Brian Jordan, but Jeff Kent ended the short-lived rally by hitting into a double-play. The win was the American League’s third consecutive victory and for once, they had completely dominated a decade by winning in seven out of ten meetings.
September 20, 1933 – The Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, who were known as the Pirates from 1933 through the 1940 seasons, played their very first game. The home team Pirates that day lost 23-2 to the New York Football Giants at old Forbes Field. It wouldn’t take the upstart team long to find victory though as the very next week the Pittsburgh Professional Football Club defeated the Chicago Cardinals 14-13 in the friendly confines of Forbes Field. Art Rooney Sr. applied for entry of his proposed franchise on May 19, 1933 and less than two months after that on July 8, 1933 then National Football League President, Joe Carr announced via a newsletter that Rooney was approved to join the 10 team league in the fall of 1933 to fill a vacancy caused by the withdrawal of the Staten Island franchise. The team had to play early and night time weekday games until a new Pennsylvania law would allow them to play games on Sundays. The team suffered through some dreadful losing seasons including two during World War II where they had to join forces with the Cardinals and Eagles respectively due to player shortages, for over 40 seasons until Mr. Rooney would finally have a winner. Art Rooney’s Steelers would go on to win 4 Super Bowls in the 1970’s and then add a couple more in later decades. The Rooney family still holds the majority stake of the franchise and still call the Steel City their home.
September 20, 1986 – According to the National Football Foundation, the Miami University Redhawks from Ohio upset LSU, 21-12 in Baton Rouge! The big play was a long scoring strike from quarterback Terry Morris to receiver Andy Schillinger in the 3rd quarter. This was the ninth time that the Redhawks faced an SEC team and at the time it gave Miami a 8-0-1 record against the South-Eastern Conference teams.
September 20, 1987 – Wide Receiver Dwight Clark of the San Francisco 49ers has his NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception end. Despite Clark not having a catch in the game, the visiting Niners still managed to squeak out a 27-26 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
September 20, 1987 – The great Walter Payton helped the Chicago Bears earn a 20-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he scored an NFL record career 107th rushing touchdown.
September 20, 2003 – An NCAA Division I touchdown reception record is reached when Oklahoma State’s Rashaun Woods caught 7 against a porous SMU defense per the National Football Foundation. Wood’s great day helped his Ok State Cowboys leave Dallas with a 52-7 win. The record for TD catches at all levels and divisions of NCAA football is 8 scoring catches from Division II’s Paul Zaeske of North Park University in 1968.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S
September 20, 1935 – Jim Taylor was a fullback that hailed from LSU during the late 1950’s. Jim was selected as an All-American after the 1957 season for the Tigers. He was a big back for the era at 6 foot tall and weighing in at 214 pounds and the Packers picked him as the 15th overall pick in the 1958 NFL Draft. Taylor did not disappoint as he played 10 seasons for the Pack and had a streak of 5 straight seasons of rushing for over 1000 yards! For his career he rushed for a total of 8597 yards and caught an amazing 225 passes for a combined total yardage of over 10,500 yards. The 1962 NFL Title game may be his watershed moment though in the League. Taylor had 31 carries for 85 yards and a 7 yard touchdown run in the Championship game. Though he did fumble twice in the contest the legendary fullback added 3 receptions for 20 yards. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined Jim Taylor in 1976
September 20, 1943 – Tommy Nobis was a former guard and linebacker from the University of Texas that played from 1963 through the 1965 seasons. Nobis as a sophomore was one of the starters of the Longhorn team that won the University’s very first National Championship in 1963. During his final two seasons Nobis was an All-American. Tommy also won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s best player as well as the Outland Trophy for being the top interior lineman in the country. In 1965 the Atlanta Falcons made Tommy their very first pick in franchise history. He played for the Falcons for 11 seasons and led the team in tackles in nine of them. He was named as an All- Pro twice and played in 5 Pro Bowls. Both the Falcons and the University of Texas retired his number 60 jersey. Tommy Nobis was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981.
September 20, 1973 – Ronald McKinnon was a linebacker from the University of North Alabama from 1992 through the 1995 seasons. The three-time consensus First Team All-American helped lead the North Alabama Lions to 3 consecutive NCAA Division II National Championships! Ronald is the only defensive player in the history of the award to have won the Harlon Hill Trophy. Ronald McKinnow went on to have a fruitful NFL pro career after college, starting for the Arizona Cardinals for 9 seasons and then playing a final year with the New Orleans Saints. Mr. McKinnon was a volunteer in his football community too as he provided his service and conducted many youth football clinics in both Arizona and Alabama. The National Football Foundation placed Robert McKinnon into their College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS
Don Hutson’s first touchdown came on an 83-yard pass from Arnie Herber in his second game as a Green Bay Packer. He wound up with 99 career touchdown receptions, a record that stood for more than four decades. When Hutson retired in 1945 after 11 superb seasons, he held 18 NFL records, including 488 career receptions.
That was 200 more than his closest competitor. Hutson invented modern pass receiving. He created Z-outs, buttonhooks, hook-and-go’s and a whole catalog of moves and fakes. Although he had been an All-America at Alabama in 1934, there were plenty who doubted the skinny speedster could stand the pace of pro football. But it wasn’t long before his mere presence on the field had changed the defensive concept of the game.
Don could outmaneuver and outrace virtually every defender in the league. He led the NFL in receiving in eight of his 11 seasons and in scoring five consecutive years. Twice, in 1941 and 1942, he was named the league’s MVP.
Like everyone in the days before free substitution, Hutson was a 60-minute player who spent most of his career as a very fine safety on defense. In his final six seasons, he swiped 30 opposing passes. Often after scoring a touchdown, he would kick the extra point. In one quarter of a 1945 game, he caught four touchdown passes and kicked five PATs for an amazing 29 points.
Had it not been for a unique decision by NFL President Joe Carr, Hutson might never have become a landmark pass-catcher. After college, Don signed contracts with both the pass-minded Packers and the NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers, a team that rarely passed. Carr ruled the contract with the earliest postmark would be honored. The Packers’ contract was postmarked 8:30 a.m., 17 minutes earlier than the Dodgers’ pact. Thus Hutson became a Packer.
SUPER BOWL HISTORY-SUPER BOWL 9
Jan. 12, 1975
At New Orleans—80,997
Pittsburgh 0 2 7 7 — 16
Minnesota 0 0 0 6 — 6
The Pittsburgh Steelers totally shut down Minnesota’s offense to hand the Vikings their third Super Bowl defeat.
In beating Oakland for the AFC title, Pittsburgh held the Raiders to 29 yards rushing. The Vikings didn’t reach that total. On 21 rushing plays, Minnesota managed a net of 17 yards.
Yet, Minnesota trailed only 2-0 at the half, the result of a safety when Viking QB Fran Tarkenton botched a pitchout deep in his own territory. Tarkenton fell on the ball in the endzone and was pounced upon by Steeler defensive end Dwight White.
The Steelers got another break at the start of the second half when Viking Bill Brown muffed the kickoff and Pittsburgh’s Marv Kellum recovered on the Vikings 30. Four plays later, Franco Harris scored from 12 yards out and Pittsburgh led 9-0. Minnesota narrowed the margin to three points at 4:27 of the fourth quarter when Matt Blair blocked Bobby Walden’s punt and Terry Brown recovered in the endzone. But the Steelers came right back on a 66-yard march culminating in a four-yard pass from Terry Bradshaw to Larry Brown.
Harris, the game’s MVP, set a Super Bowl rushing record with 158 yards on 34 carries and led a Steelers offense which outgained Minnesota, 333-119.
SPORTS IN NUMBERS
4 – 14 – 25 – 32 – 15 – 9 – 7 – 38 – 15 – 87 – 34 – 41 – 26 – 13 –
September 20, 1902 – Chicago White Sox pitcher Jimmy Nixey Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
September 20, 1907 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox threw a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas, in 2-1 Pirates home win at Exposition Park
September 20, 1908 – Chicago White Sox Frank Smith 2nd no-hitter, beats Philadelphia 1-0
September 20, 1919 – Legendary baseball slugger Babe Ruth tied Ned Williamson’s MLB mark of 27 home runs with a 9th inning blast in Boston Red Sox 4-3 win against Chicago White Sox
September 20, 1922 – St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
September 20, 1924 – Carl Mays became the 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
September 20, 1924 – Chicago Cub’s Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
September 20, 1931 – New York Yankee’s Number 4, Lou Gehrig’s 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
September 20, 1933 – Pittsburgh Steelers, as the Pittsburgh Pirates, played their first NFL game. The new franchise lost 23-2
September 20, 1953 – Cubs Ernie Banks, Number 14 hits his 1st major league HR
September 20, 1955 – Willie Mays (Giants Number 25) homered off of Pittsburgh Pirates pitching ace Vern Law (Number 32) in both ends of DH. With these, Mays became the 7th MLB player to reach 50 home runs in a season.
September 20, 1958 – Baltimore Oriole knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm, Number 15 tossed a no-hit performance versus the New York Yankees to provide a 1-0 Orioles win.
September 20, 1961 – Roger Maris, Number 9 hit a home run # 59 and barely misses reaching his 60th in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
September 20, 1968 – Mickey Mantle, Number 7 of the New York Yankees hit his final career home run, for a total of 536.
September 20, 1969 – Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher Number 38, Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
September 20, 1980 – Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of catcher Thurman Munson, Number 15 unveiled at Yankee Stadium. Munson died in plane crash in 1979
September 20, 1987 – San Francisco wide receiver Number 87, Dwight Clark’s NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
September 20, 1987 – Chicago Bears running back Number 34, Walter Payton scored his NFL record career 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears’ 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay
September 20, 1988 – Detroit first baseman Darrell Evans, Number 41 hit a home run in Tigers’ 4-3 loss to Cleveland Indians. It was Evans’ 400th MLB career HR
September 20, 1988 – Boston Red Sox Number 26, Wade Boggs is 1st player to get 200 hits for 6 consecutive seasons
September 20, 2013 – Alex Rodriquez, Number 13 of the New York Yankees, set a new ML record with 24 Grand Slam home runs
September 20, 2021 – Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez hits his 46th home run to break Hall of Famer Johnny Bench’s MLB record for most in a season by a catcher, in Royals 7-2 win in Cleveland
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