INDIANA SRN BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Thur Sep 237pChatard @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Fri Sep 247pPendleton Heights @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Sep 247pHeritage Christian @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 247pTindley @ Purdue PolyFootball
Fri Sep 247pLapel @ Traders PtFootball
Fri Sep 247pNorth Newton @ FrontierFootball
Sat Sep 2510aNorth Putnam @ GreencastleSoccer Doubleheader
Mon Sep 277pRitter @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Mon Sep 277pCenter Grove @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Wed Sep 296p & 8pCity Alliance Conference ChampionshipsGirls & Boys Soccer
Thur Sep 307pCovenant Christian @ Traders PtVolleyball
Thur Sep 307pHeritage Christian @ LapelVolleyball
Fri Oct 17pLapel @ Heritage ChristianFootball
Fri Oct 17pCovenant Christian @ ClarksvilleFootball
Fri Oct 17pTraders Pt @ EdinburghFootball
Fri Oct 17pFrontier @ Tri-CountyFootball
Fri Oct 17pMt Vernon @ New CastleFootball
Sat Oct 21:15pMt St Joseph @ BlufftonCollege Football

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Philadelphia 3 Baltimore 2 (10)

Boston 6 NY Mets 3

Minnesota 9 Chicago Cubs 5

Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 3

Cleveland 4 Kansas City 1

NY Yankees 7 Texas 1

Colorado 4 Tampa Bay 2

Houston 10 LA Angels 5

Seattle 5 Oakland 2

Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 2

Washington 7 Miami 1

St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 1

LA Dodgers 5 Colorado 4 (10)

Atlanta 6 Arizona 1

San Francisco 6 San Diego 5

INDIANA SRN WEEKLY FOOTBALL POLLS

6A

  1. Center Grove
  2. Merrillville
  3. Carmel
  4. Westfield
  5. Brownsburg

5A

  1. Cathedral
  2. Valparaiso
  3. Bloomington South
  4. Decatur Central
  5. Zionsville

4A

  1. Roncalli
  2. Leo
  3. Jasper
  4. East Noble
  5. Mooresville

3A

  1. Brebeuf
  2. West Lafayette
  3. Gibson Southern
  4. Danville
  5. Lawrenceburg

2A

  1. Fort Wayne Luers
  2. Heritage Christian
  3. Eastbrook
  4. Tipton
  5. Eastside

1A

  1. Lutheran
  2. Monroe Central
  3. South Adams
  4. Covenant Christian
  5. Park Heritage

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL AP FOOTBALL POLLS

Class 6A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Center Grove                  (15)   5-0  300  1 

2. Westfield                      –     4-1  244  3 

3. Merrillville                   –     5-0  242  2 

4. Carmel                         –     4-1  210  4 

5. Brownsburg                     –     4-1  180  5 

6. Warren Central                 –     4-1  158  7 

7. Hamilton Southeastern          –     4-1  106  6 

8. Lawrence North                 –     3-1  52   8 

9. Ben Davis               –     2-3  40   T10

10. Carroll (Fort Wayne)          –     4-1  38   NR

Others receiving votes: Warsaw 36. Chesterton 20. Homestead 12. Fishers 6. Franklin Central 6.

Class 5A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Cathedral              (15)   5-0  300  1 

2. Valparaiso                     –     5-0  264  2 

3. Bloomington South              –     5-0  226  3 

4. Decatur Central                –     4-1  214  4 

5. Mishawaka                      –     4-1  166  6 

6. Zionsville                     –     3-2  124  7 

7. Ft. Wayne Snider               –     3-1  106  9 

8. Lafayette Harrison             –     4-1  90   10

9. Ft. Wayne Dwenger              –     3-2  62   5 

10. Bloomington North             –     4-1  48   NR

Others receiving votes: Castle 34. Concord 10. Kokomo 6.

Class 4A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Roncalli               (13)   5-0  296  1 

2. Leo                           (2)    5-0  256  3 

3. Jasper                         –     5-0  228  4 

4. Mooresville                    –     4-1  194  2 

5. E. Central                     –     4-1  190  5 

6. Mt. Vernon (Hancock)           –     4-1  148  8 

7. E. Noble                       –     4-1  84   6 

8. Ev. Memorial                   –     4-1  78   NR

9. Bishop Chatard                 –     1-4  56   10

10. Logansport                    –     4-0  48   NR

Others receiving votes: Northridge 44. Hobart 10. Northview 8. New Prairie 8. Martinsville 2.

Class 3A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Brebeuf Jesuit                (13)   5-0  296  1 

2. W. Lafayette                  (2)    5-0  272  2 

3. Gibson Southern                –     4-1  220  4 

4. Danville                       –     4-1  184  5 

5. Mt. Vernon (Posey)             –     5-0  154  6 

6. Lawrenceburg                   –     4-1  128  7 

7. Tri-West                       –     4-1  126  3 

8. Brownstown                     –     5-0  92   8 

9. Tippecanoe Valley              –     5-0  72   9 

10. Owen Valley                   –     5-0  60   10

Others receiving votes: Mishawaka Marian 14. Norwell 10. Western Boone 10. Heritage Hills 6. Calumet 4. Jimtown 2.

Class 2A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Ft. Wayne Luers               (14)   5-0  298  1 

2. Eastbrook                     (1)    5-0  266  2 

3. Heritage Christian             –     5-0  214  3 

4. Tipton                         –     5-0  192  4 

5. Eastside                       –     5-0  164  5 

6. Linton                         –     5-0  150  7 

7. Andrean                        –     3-2  106  9 

8. Ev. Mater Dei                  –     3-2  100  6 

9. Southmont                      –     5-0  50   NR

10. Speedway                      –     4-1  46   8 

Others receiving votes: Monrovia 16. N. Posey 12. Lafayette Catholic 12. Lapel 8. Scecina 8. Centerville 4. LaVille 2. N. Knox 2.

Class A

Rank-School                     FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Lutheran               (10)   5-0  286  2 

2. Monroe Central                (3)    5-0  254  4 

3. Adams Central                 (1)    4-1  246  3 

4. Winamac                        –     3-0  198  5 

5. S. Adams                      (1)    4-1  194  1 

6. Covenant Christian             –     4-1  164  6 

7. S. Putnam                      –     4-1  102  10

8. N. Judson                      –     4-1  60   T7

9. Parke Heritage                 –     3-2  50   T7

10. Springs Valley                –     4-1  42   9 

Others receiving votes: Churubusco 20. Carroll (Flora) 18. Park Tudor 12. N. Daviess 2. Edinburgh 2.

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER

University 9 Greenwood Christian 0

Victory Christian 3 LaLumiere 0

Boone Grove 1 Kouts 0

Tri-Central 12 Taylor 1

Angola 7 Lakeland 1

Blackford 3 Wapahani 1

Covington 4 Benton Central 1

Jac-Cen-Del 2, Southwestern 0

Westview 6 Central Noble 0

NorthWood 7 Mishawaka 0

Batesville 9 Greensburg 0

Morgan Twp. 9 River Forest 0

Weston Noble 9 Prairie Heights 3

Providence Cristo Rey 4 International 3

Tell City 4 Wood Menorial 3

Evansville Harrison 10 Southridge 0

Mount Vernon 4 N. Posey 0

Carroll 8 Sheridan 1

Edgewood 3 Greencastle 2

Cascade 6 Western Boone 1

Rossville 8 Tipton 0

Peru 0 Wabash 0

Manchester 3 Lakeland Christian 0

Caston 4 Oregon Davis 2

South Vermillion 4 Northview 0

Jasper 2 Washington 2

Hauser 3, Morristown 1

Indiana Christian 7 Heritage Hall 2

McCutcheon 5 Hamilton Heights 3

Monrovia 3 W. Vigo 0

Washington Catholic 2 Lighthouse Christian 1

Charlestown 4  Henryville 2

New Prairie 5 South Bend Riley 2

Columbus East 2 Lloyd Central 1

Shoals 3 Vincennes Lincoln 2

Ritter 5 Beech Grove 2

Glenn 3 South Bend Washington 0

Fort Wayne Concordia 7 Fort Wayne South 0

Speedway 3 Tri-West Hendricks 1

Lebanon 2 Danville 1

Castle 4 Evansville Reitz 0

South Bend St. Joseph 2 Penn 1

Gibson Southern 3 Princeton 1

Cathedral 0 Roncalli 0

Park Tudor 1 Covenant Christian 0

South Bend Adams 5 Mishawaka Marian 1

Northwestern 2 Oak Hill 2

Lawrence Central 5 Mount Vernon 1

Lawrence North 4 New Palestine 0

Heritage Christian 2 Decatur Central 1

Concord 6 Plymouth 3

Fishers 3 Avon 2

Carmel 5 Pike 3

Westfield 3 Brownsburg 0

North Harrison 2 Silver Creek 0

Forest Park 1 Providence 1

Noblesville 7 Franklin Central 1

Perry Meridian 6 Martinsville 0

Evansville Memorial 9 Evansville Bosse 0

Columbia City 3 Eastbrook 1

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER

LaLumiere 8 Victory Christian 2

Heritage Hills 8 Tell City 0

Switzerland County 9 Southwestern 0

Castle 6 Evansville Reitz 1

Evansville Harrison 2 S. Spencer 0

Dixie 4 Union County 0

Muncie Burris 9 Anderson 0

Gibson Southern 5 Princeton 0

Yorktown 4 Wapahani 0

Oldenburg Academy 1 Rising Sun 0

Blackford 1 Marion 0

Northridge 5 Wawasee 0

Mississinewa 2 S. Adams 1

Ritter 4 Beech Grove 0

Silver Creek 6 N. Harrison 0

Trinity Lutheran 6 Charlestown 2

Lafayette Central Catholic 9 Rensselaer Central 0

Shelbyville 4 Greenwood Christian 3

Greensburg 4 S. Ripley 0

Western 2 Tipton 1

Culver Academies 8 Lakeland Christian 0

Chesterton 3, Lake Central 1

Michigan City 5 Merrillville 2

Valparaiso 4 Crown Point 0

Andrean 2 Hobart 1

Evansville Central 9 Vincennes Lincoln 2

Fort Wayne Concordia 5 Fort Wayne South 0

Delta 4 Jay County 1

Columbus East 3 Jeffersonville 0

Highland 2 Kankakee Valley 0

Seymour 7 Jennings County 1

Roncalli 6 Heritage Christian 1

Park Tudor 2 Harrison 1

Fort Wayne Northrup 5 Fort Wayne Luers 0

West Lafayette 7 Benton Central 0

Hamilton Heights 4 Northwestern 1

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL

Jimtown 3 South Bend St. Joseph 2

Delta 3 Muncie Central 0

Lake Central 3 Chesterton 2

New Prairie 3 Bremen 0

Portage 3 Merrillville 1

Greensburg 3 N. Decatur 0

South Ripley 3 Switzerland County 0

Frontier 3 Rossville 0

Andrean 3 Hammond Noll 0

Wood Menorial 3 S. Spencer 2

Shawe Memorial 3 Milan 0

Heartland Christian 3 Anderson Home 2

South Central 3 Griffith 0

Connersville 3 Lincoln 0

Alexandria Monroe 3 Marion 1

Charlestown 3 Clarksville 0

Huntington North 3 DeKalb 1

Tippecanoe Valley 3 Culver 0

Jasper 3 Evansville Mater Dei 2

Lawrenceburg 3 E. Central 1

Lowell 3 Kankakee Valley 1

Carroll 3 Tri-Central 1

Hauser 3, Southwestern 0

Heritage 3 Woodlan 0

Benton Central 3 Twin Lakes 0

Edgewood 3 Greenwood Christian 0

West Lafayette 3 Seeger 0

Herron 3 Indianapolis Shortridge 0

Wabash 3 Whitko 0

Brebeuf 3 Cathedral 0

Community Baptist 3 Emmanuel Baptist 1

Winchester 3 Centerville 1

Jennings County 3 Rushville 0

Springs Valley 3 Shoals 0

Churubusco 3 Hamilton 0

New Albany 3 Columbus North 0

Crown Point 3, LaPorte 0

Hagerstown 3 Union County 0

Rochester 3 Maconaquah 0

Salem 3 Orleans 0

Peru 3 N. Miami 0

Linton Stockton 3 N. Knox 0

Adams Central 3 Bluffton 0

North White 3 Delphi 1

Fairfield 3 Northridge 2

Southwood 3 Northfield 0

Mitchell 3 W. Washington 0

Tecumseh 3 Gibson Southern 0

Zionsville 3 Lebanon 0

Marquette Catholic 3 Oregon Davis 0

North Posey 3 Southridge 0

Pendleton Heights 3 New Castle 0

Martinsville 3 Whiteland 0

Highland 3 Hobart 0

South Newton 3 Covington 2

Colonial Christian 3 Calvary Christian 0

Kouts 3 Boone Grove 0

Carmel 3 N. Central 0

Morgan Twp. 3 Hebron 2

Perry Meridian 3 Greenwood 0

Fort Wayne Dwenger 3. Fort Wayne Northrup 0

North Putnam 3 Bethesda Christian 2

Columbia City 3 Norwell 1

Shelbyville 3 Lawrence Central 0

Castle 3 Evansville Memorial 0

Penn 3 Mishawaka Marian 1

Western Boone 3 Harrison 1

Lafayette Central Catholic 3 Clinton Prairie 0

South Putnam 3 Greencastle 1

Providence 3 Jeffersonville 0

Scecina 3 Chatard 1

Christian Academy 3 Lanesville 0

NorthWood 3 Goshen 0

Concord 3 Elkhart Christian 1

Seymour 3 Silver Creek 2

Goshen Home 3 Lakeland Christian 0

Brownsburg 3 McCutcheon 1

Knightstown 3 Tri 2

Garrett 3 Westview 0

Lafayette Jeff 3 Kokomo 1

Warsaw 3 Carroll 1

Riverton Park 3 Attica 1

Bellmont 3 E. Noble 0

Leo 3 New Haven 0

Mount Vernon 3 Evansville Bosse 0

South Adams 3, Jay County 0

Indiana Deaf 3 Blackford 1

INDIANA UNIFIED FLAG FOOTBALL PAIRINGS

Sectionals

Date: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.

Times: Determined by host school.

Admission: $5 per person.

1. Valparaiso (2)

Championship: East Chicago Central vs. Valparaiso.

2. Central Noble (6)

G1: East Noble vs. NorthWood.

G2: DeKalb vs. Wawasee

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Goshen vs. Central Noble.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

3. Warsaw (7)

G1: Manchester vs. Fort Wayne North Side.

G2: Warsaw vs. Homestead.

G3: Tippecanoe Valley vs. Carroll (Fort Wayne).

G4: New Haven vs. G1 winner.

G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

Championship: G4 winner vs. G5 winner.

4. Wabash (5)

G1: Blackford vs. Wabash.

G2: Twin Lakes vs. Oak Hill.

G3: McCutcheon vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

5. Noblesville (6)

G1: Fishers vs. Noblesville.

G2: Lawrence Central vs. Zionsville.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Hamilton Heights vs. Carmel.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

6. Brownsburg (5)

G1: Indianapolis Crispus Attucks vs. Ben Davis.

G2: Perry Meridian vs. Brownsburg.

G3: Indianapolis Washington vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

7. Mooresville (6)

G1: Franklin Community vs. Martinsville.

G2: Franklin Central vs. Mooresville.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Indian Creek vs. Warren Central.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

8. Jasper (4)

G1: Jasper vs. Loogootee.

G2: Floyd Central vs. Bedford North Lawrence.

Championship: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

Regionals

Date: Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.

Time: To be determined by host school.

Admission: $5 per person.

Home Team: The second-named team will be the designated

home team in each game.

Regional 1 at TBA (one of competing teams)

G1: Sectional 2 winner vs. Sectional 4 winner.

G2: Sectional 3 winner vs. Sectional 1 winner.

Championship: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

Regional 2 at TBA (one of competing teams)

G1: Sectional 5 winner vs. Sectional 6 winner.

G2: Sectional 7 winner vs. Sectional 8 winner.

Championship: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

State Finals

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

Site: Grand Park Sports Event Center, 19000 Grand Park Blvd.,

Westfield, IN

Admission: $5 per person. All seats are general admission.

Children age 2 and younger are admitted at no charge.

Official Football: The Wilson Unified Flag Football (youth

model) will be used.

State Championship | 12 pm ET / 11 am CT.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Week 4

Thursday, Sept. 23

Marshall at Appalachian State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, Sept. 24

Middle Tennessee at Charlotte | 6:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Wake Forest at Virginia | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Liberty at Syracuse | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

UNLV at Fresno State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

Saturday, Sept. 25

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field in Chicago) | 12 p.m. | FOX

Georgia at Vanderbilt | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Missouri at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Bowling Green at Minnesota | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Wagner at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Miami (Ohio) at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

FIU at Central Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Richmond at Virginia Tech | 12 p.m. | ACC Network

LSU at Mississippi State | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Boise State at Utah State | 12 p.m. | CBS

Villanova at Penn State | 12 p.m.

New Hampshire at Pitt | 12 p.m. | ESPN+/ACCNX

Ohio at Northwestern | 12 p.m.

SMU at TCU | 12 p.m.

Texas Tech at Texas | 12 p.m. | ABC

UMass at Coastal Carolina | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Central Connecticut at Miami (Fla.) | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3

San Jose State at Western Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas State at Eastern Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Toledo at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington State at Utah | 2:30 p.m.

Maine at Northern Illinois | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Texas A&M at Arkansas (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Rutgers at Michigan | 3:30 p.m.

Wyoming at UConn | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Iowa State at Baylor | 3:30 p.m.

Colorado State at Iowa | 3:30 p.m.

UTSA at Memphis | 3:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Clemson at NC State | 3:30 p.m.

Towson at San Diego State | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Louisville at Florida State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Illinois at Purdue | 3:30 p.m.

Kent State at Maryland | 3:30 p.m.

Kansas at Duke | 4 p.m. | ACC Network

Georgia State at Auburn | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Arkansas State at Tulsa | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Charleston Southern at East Carolina | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Louisiana at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Buffalo at Old Dominion | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

UCLA at Stanford | 6 p.m.

Texas Southern at Rice | 6:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Tennessee at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Kentucky at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Nebraska at Michigan State | 7 p.m.

North Texas at Louisiana Tech | 7 p.m.

Kansas State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Navy at Houston | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Southern Miss at Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

West Virginia at Oklahoma | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Akron at Ohio State | 7:30 p.m.

Hawai’i at New Mexico State | 8 p.m.

Indiana at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | CBSSN

Troy at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

FAU at Air Force | 8 p.m.

UAB at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

New Mexico at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Cal at Washington | 9:30 p.m.

South Florida at BYU | 10:15 p.m.

Arizona at Oregon | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN

Oregon State at USC | 10:30 p.m.

Colorado at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m.

WEEKEND NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 2-WHERE TO WATCH

Sunday, September 19, 2021

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX

Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Rams at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

New England Patriots at New York Jets 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals 1:05p (MT) 4:05p FOX

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX

Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Chargers 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks 1:25p (PT) 4:25p CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Monday, September 20, 2021

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN

Pirates deliver blow to Reds’ fading playoff chances

CINCINNATI (AP) Ben Gamel homered, Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates dampened the Cincinnati Reds’ dwindling postseason hopes with a 6-2 win Tuesday night.

Mitch Keller (5-11) pitched out of trouble with the aid of two double plays to hold off the Reds, who are chasing the streaking St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild card. They trail St. Louis by four games with 10 remaining.

“Yes it sucks. It really does. They are getting harder to take,” Cincinnati shortstop Kyle Farmer said. “We had our shots, we didn’t take advantage. It is quiet in the clubhouse, like the wind got knocked out of us.”

Gamel hit his eighth home run in the fourth inning to erase the Reds’ early lead in the fourth. Hayes singled to score Hoy Park, and Cole Tucker sent Hayes home with a single.

“It feels a lot better than losing 13 straight as we have here,” Derek Shelton said. “This was a good team victory tonight. We did a lot of things well.”

The Reds failed to get a hit in key situations, scoring on a double play with runners at the corners and on TJ Friedl’s bases loaded sacrifice fly.

“We’ve seen a lot of growth from Mitch. He really managed that inning, limiting them to one run with the bases loaded,” Shelton said.

Cincinnati loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, but Nick Castellanos and Joey Votto popped out and Nick Mears struck out Farmer looking. Farmer had three hits, but Cincinnati stranded 11 baserunners.

“We had the leadoff runner on a lot,” David Bell said. “We had the big opportunity with the bases loaded and the guys we wanted up. It certainly felt like we were going to win that game.”

Keller matched his season high with 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He won for the first time since Aug. 20.

“It’s huge. They’re a really good hitting team,” Keller said. “When they get hot, they feed off each other. We did a good job as a group of keeping them off the plate and keeping them uncomfortable. The defense behind us was great, turning double plays on the wet grass.

Tyler Mahle (12-6) was relieved after 4 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits.

Wild card leader Red Sox beat stumbling Mets 6-3, 6th in row

BOSTON (AP) Xander Bogaerts hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the sixth, lifting the AL wild-card leading Boston Red Sox over the stumbling New York Mets 6-3 on Tuesday night.

With the Red Sox wearing jarring yellow and blue uniforms, Boston won its sixth straight game and remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto for the top AL wild card with 10 games remaining. The Red Sox trail first-place Tampa Bay by six games in the AL East.

“We’ve just got to continue. Our offense is pretty good right now. Everyone is kind of clicking,” Bogaerts said.

New York lost for the sixth time in seven games, intensifying pressure on manager Luis Rojas as Steve Cohen’s first season as owner nears a disappointing end. The Mets are 73-78 and 6 1/2 games behind in the NL East, and they dropped 8 1/2 games back for the second NL wild card.

They literally are stumbling.

Pete Alonso was thrown out trying to score on Michael Conforto’s bases-loaded single with no outs in the fourth. With runners on second and third and one out in the fifth, Brandon Nimmo fell after rounding second on Francisco Lindor’s double.

Kike Hernandez also homered for the Red Sox, 12-4 against National League teams this season. The Red Sox have won five in a row over the Mets.

New York led 2-0 in the fourth and allowed six straight runs. Alonso hit his 34th homer in the eighth off Garrett Richards.

With the Mets ahead 2-1 in the fifth, Ryan Brasier (1-1) relieved with runners at second and third and one out, struck out Javier Baez and retired Alonso on a groundout.

Darwinzon Hernandez threw a called third strike past Nimmo with a runner on second for the final out.

New York went 1 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Mets loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth and took a 2-0 lead when Eduardo Rodriguez walked J.D. Davis with the bases loaded and Conforto hit an RBI single.

“I knew two runs weren’t going to do it. We had a pretty good chance there,” Rojas said.

Ohtani hits 45th HR while surging Astros rout Angels 10-5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani’s latest majestic homer wasn’t nearly enough to turn back the Houston Astros as they steamroll toward another AL West title.

Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning, but Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers and drove in three runs apiece while leading the Astros to a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Ohtani connected for his first homer since Sept. 10, driving a solo shot off Houston’s Cristian Javier 445 feet into the elevated right field stands at the Big A.

“Chop that up a little bit, you might get two or three out of that,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said.

Ohtani has only three homers in September, but the two-way superstar is just one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the major league lead.

With a 116.1 mph exit velocity that resembled his early-season feats, Ohtani also matched Mike Trout’s 45 homers in 2019 for the second-most in Angels history. Troy Glaus hit 47 in 2000.

Ohtani declined to speak to reporters afterward, but Maddon weighed in on the AL MVP race, which some believe is tightening this month while Ohtani slumps and Guerrero contends for the Triple Crown: “I think everybody (else) is in second, third, fourth and fifth place.”

Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer and Martin Maldonado added a solo shot in another blowout victory at the Big A for the Astros, who routed the Angels 10-0 on Monday. Houston built a 10-1 lead in the sixth inning of the rematch before coasting to its 12th win in 17 meetings with Los Angeles this season.

The Astros’ (90-61) sixth win in seven games overall coupled with the Oakland Athletics’ second straight loss to Seattle trimmed Houston’s magic number for clinching the AL West title to four.

Jose Urquidy (8-3) pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning, yielding four runs while staying unbeaten since June.

Phil Gosselin hit a three-run homer and Jack Mayfield had a solo shot for the Angels, who have lost five straight while wrapping up their seventh straight non-playoff season. The Halos had their second consecutive embarrassing pitching performance against the division leaders, giving up up 18 runs in an eight-inning stretch spanning the first two games of this four-game series.

Houston got four hits and four runs off Angels starter Packy Naughton (0-3), who pitched into the fifth inning of his fourth career start.

White Sox lose to Tigers, putting AL Central clinch on hold

DETROIT (AP) Akil Baddoo and Victor Reyes drove in two runs apiece and the Detroit Tigers stalled the Chicago White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday.

The magic number for the White Sox to clinch the division remained at two games.

Reyes had four of Detroit’s 16 hits. Daz Cameron reached base four times and scored two runs for the Tigers, who have won the first two games of the three-game series.

“Just seems like we’re not catching breaks, but we’re not putting ourselves in a lot of positions to be able to get wins,” said Chicago starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel, who gave up two runs on 11 hits in five innings. “That’s not a great combo to have right now.”

The White Sox have lost five of their last seven games and manager Tony La Russa is concerned that his team is “treading water” as the postseason approaches.

“We have to win at a higher percentage than we’re winning right now,” he said. “You’ve got to be able to execute in this league. Our execution is not where it has to be in all phases.”

Bryan Garcia (3-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for Detroit starter Tyler Alexander, who went five innings. Michael Fulmer got the last four outs for his 11th save.

“Our team finds ways to win,” said Detroit manager A.J. Hinch, whose team has won four straight and seven of its last nine games. “We put pressure on the opponent, we hung in there. Today was a really weird game. Both teams left double-digit guys on base. Both teams found a lot of hits (but) had a hard time pushing runs across until the end and we came out with the big hit.”

Jace Fry (0-1) gave up three runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief of Keuchel. Luis Robert led Chicago’s offense with two hits and two RBIs.

Robert gave the White Sox a 2-0 lead in the third with a two-run single through a drawn-in infield. The Tigers scored in the bottom of the inning on Baddoo’s RBI single.

Baddoo’s second run-scoring hit tied the score at 2 in the fourth.

Pujols delivers single in 10th, Dodgers beat Rockies 5-4

DENVER (AP) Pinch-hitter Albert Pujols drew on his vast baseball wisdom to get that clutch hit. Once he reached first base, he celebrated like a kid.

Pennant chases will do that.

Pujols drove in the go-ahead run with a single up the middle in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a rare off night by major league wins leader Julio Urias to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 Tuesday.

“At the end of the day, you have to have fun,” the 41-year-old Pujols said. “You have to show your emotion and what you feel about it.”

Pujols tapped his head and waved his hands in celebration. He may have even received a beer shower from teammates following the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts cracked.

“Shows how much guys respect and adore him,” Roberts said.

And how important that hit was, too.

The Dodgers have won nine of their last 10 to remain on the heels of San Francisco in the NL West. Los Angeles, which has already clinched a playoff spot, entered the day a game back of the Giants, who played late in San Diego.

Pujols said he can smell when it’s getting close to his time and begins preparing. Warmed up in the cool weather, he stepped into the box and lined a slider from Jhoulys Chacin (3-2) past diving second baseman Brendan Rodgers. It brought home Gavin Lux, who began at second base under baseball’s extra-innings rule.

Pujols was loudly cheered by the large cluster of Dodgers fans at Coors Field.

It marked the second time in Pujols’ career he had a go-ahead, pinch-hit RBI in extra innings. He also had a homer at Pittsburgh on Sept. 5, 2009.

Kenley Jansen (3-4) pitched out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth to earn the win. Brusdar Graterol got two outs in the 10th before giving way to Alex Vesia, who picked up save No. 1 by getting Colton Welker to fly out.

Urias, the major league leader with 18 wins, surrendered seven hits and four runs over six innings in a no-decision. He hasn’t lost a game since June 21.

Braves power to 6-1 win over D-backs, maintain NL East lead

PHOENIX (AP) Austin Riley wasn’t sure he belonged in the big leagues back in 2019. These days, he’s one of the best in the business.

Riley launched his 30th homer of the season, Ozzie Albies added another two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held their NL East lead by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 on Tuesday night.

“That’s pretty cool to say,” Riley said of hitting the 30-homer mark. “After last season and the way 2019 ended, you have your doubts and stuff. To put together – so far – a pretty good season, it’s special.

“But we’ve got other things on our mind.”

Jorge Soler added a solo homer for the Braves, who won their third in a row and stayed three games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. The Phillies beat Baltimore 3-2 earlier in the day.

Riley hit his two-run shot in the first inning, a drive deep into the left-center field stands. The 24-year-old third baseman continues to evolve into a cornerstone for the Braves lineup, batting .300 with 94 RBIs. It’s a big change from his first two big league seasons, when the prospect’s inconsistency was an issue.

“You love that kid, where he’s come from,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “He’s hung in there and gave himself a chance.”

Albies hit a shot far into the right-field seats in the third. He’s up to 29 homers this season and has 97 RBIs.

Soler’s homer was his 24th season and 11th since coming to the Braves in a midseason deal with the Kansas City Royals. Snitker recently put Soler at the top of the lineup after a few slow games for the offense and the move has paid off with two straight wins over the Diamondbacks.

Even without star Ronald Acuna Jr., who is out for the year with a knee injury, Atlanta has flashed a powerful lineup. Six of their eight starters on Tuesday had at least 26 homers this season.

Yankees power past Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in playoff race

NEW YORK (AP) After their biggest bats did plenty of damage, the New York Yankees auditioned a new bullpen weapon for the stretch drive: Luis Severino.

Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the Yankees powered past the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Tuesday night to keep pace in the crowded AL wild-card chase.

Joey Gallo also went deep – against his former team – and a finally healthy Severino closed with two shutout innings in his first major league appearance since the 2019 AL Championship Series.

“That was special for me,” Severino said. “It was really frustrating for a little bit.”

New York, which remained a half-game behind Toronto for the final American League playoff spot, has taken two straight from last-place Texas following a 7-15 slide.

Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single and scored both times after he was hit by a pitch. Jordan Montgomery (6-6) struck out six in 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, giving up one or none for the eighth time in his last 10 starts.

“Starting to get really comfortable being out there,” Montgomery said.

Stanton drove in a run with a broken-bat groundout in the first and then ripped a solo homer inside the left field foul pole off starter Dane Dunning (5-9) in the third.

The ball left Stanton’s bat at 118.5 mph, the third-hardest-hit home run in the majors this season.

“Big G, he hits it about the hardest I’ve ever seen in the game,” Judge said. “I’ll just take my little lob shots over the right-field wall.”

Cards win 10th in row, beat Brewers to extend wild-card lead

MILWAUKEE (AP) Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Tuesday night.

The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis and Philadelphia remained 4 1/2 back.

Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 1/2 games.

Jake Woodford (3-3) and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Cardinals moved closer to the longest winning streak in franchise history, 14 games set in 1935. In their 130-year history, the Cardinals have only had 12 double-digit winning streaks.

“It’s hard to capture, because I don’t plan on being done with it. We keep moving to tomorrow,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said “Regardless of the time of year you do that, it’s important – this time of year clearly more magnified.”

Avisail Garcia singled to open the Milwaukee ninth and Lorenzo Cain grounded into a forceout – originally ruled a double play, the call was reversed by replay.

After Luis Urias walked, Cain took third on a flyout. Christian Yelich was intentionally walked and Gallegos struck out Reyes for his 11th save, and eighth in nine chances in September.

“Even when he’s not as sharp, he’s still going to figure out a way to compete and you can live with that,” Shildt said. “That’s what he did tonight.”

The Brewers are 2-5 in their last seven games, scoring a total of eight runs in the five losses.

Cody Bellinger placed on injured list with left rib fracture

DENVER (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left rib fracture.

The team made the move Tuesday just before its game in Colorado against the Rockies and backdated the decision to Saturday. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bellinger was banged up in a collision with Gavin Lux last week. Bellinger missed 46 games this season with a calf injury and seven more with hamstring tightness.

“It’s not ideal,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of going on the injured list this late in the season. “But neither is being in too much pain to feel you can perform at a certain level. If that’s the case and that’s where we get to, we’ll have to figure out how to make the most of it.”

The 2019 NL MVP is batting .159 this season with nine homers and 34 RBIs.

Raley’s is hitting .169 in 30 appearances with the Dodgers this season. He was picked up by the Dodgers as part of a February 2020 trade with Minnesota that sent right-hander Kenta Maeda to the Twins.

AP source: Simmons won’t report to 76ers’ training camp

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons may have missed his last playoff free throw with the Sixers.

Simmons will not report to Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week and prefers to continue his NBA career with another team, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons’ plans with the franchise have been private.

Simmons said after the season, “I love being in Philly.”

Not anymore.

Simmons, the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft, is a three-time All-Star who had been paired with Joel Embiid as the franchise cornerstones as the Sixers chase their first NBA championship since 1983.

Simmons, though, took the brunt of the blame for the top-seeded Sixers’ second-round exit in last season’s playoffs. He shot 34% from the free-throw line in the postseason and was reluctant to attempt a shot from anywhere on the floor late in games. That led to him spending critical minutes on the bench.

Simmons missed a stunning 10 free throws in Game 5 against the Atlanta Hawks and helped blow a 26-point lead in a loss. His defining moment, though, was in the Game 7 loss at home.

With a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, Simmons surrendered the opportunity to play postseason hero and passed on an open look at the rim because he was afraid he would get fouled.

Simmons did not attempt a shot in the fourth quarter in Game 2 against the Hawks. He did the same in Games 4 through 7 – going 0 for 0 in the final period. Not one single shot in the fourth over five playoff games.

Simmons just finished the first year of a $177 million max deal. He averaged 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists over four seasons with the Sixers, who drafted him out of LSU, where he played only one season.

Simmons shot 25 for 73 (34%) from the line in the playoffs and missed 27 alone in the second round against Atlanta. He is a 5-for-34 career NBA 3-point shooter.

Roethlisberger, Watt among growing list of Steelers injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) So much for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ very brief run with good health.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush are among a growing list of players dealing with issues as the Steelers (1-1) prepare to host Cincinnati (1-1) on Sunday. Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu is now on injured reserve after undergoing surgery Monday on his fractured right ankle.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger is dealing with an injury to his left pectoral, leaving his participation in practice this week in question. Tomlin wasn’t sure when Roethlisberger got hurt, though he did not miss a snap during a 26-17 loss to Las Vegas last week.

Watt, Highsmith, Bush and Haden are all dealing with groin injuries. Haden and Bush were both inactive on Sunday after testing the injuries during pregame. Watt sustained his injury in the second quarter and watched from the sideline in sweatpants as Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr lit the Steelers up for 263 yards and two touchdowns after halftime. Highsmith was on the field during the Raiders’ final drive.

Tomlin did not rule any of them out for Cincinnati’s visit to Heinz Field. He sounded less optimistic about Johnson, who injured his knee at the end of a short gain on the game’s final snap.

“He’s looking better, but that’s not to be confused with great,” Tomlin said of Johnson, who leads the team with 14 receptions through two weeks.

Tomlin stressed all of the answers to his team’s injury problems are “in house,” indicating he doesn’t expect them to be long term while expressing confidence in his reserves and practice squad players.

“I’m not necessarily worried about the injury in terms of our expectations or in terms of our performance,” Tomlin said. “We have a week to prepare with known issues. In-game injuries caused more problems than known issues like you’re faced with here at the top of the week.”

Veteran linebacker Melvin Ingram played well in the second half with Watt on the sideline, racking up his first sack in two years. Jamir Jones could be thrown more heavily into the rotation if Watt and/or Highsmith are unavailable.

“(Jones) is doing the things that young guys do, which is part of the natural maturation process,” Tomlin said.

The Steelers do have depth at wide receiver if Johnson can’t go in fourth-year man James Washington, who has seen limited playing time behind Johnson, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool.

While there figure to be plenty of moving pieces in the lineup on Sunday, the offensive line does not appear to be one of them. Tomlin said he will not make any changes along the line even with the Steelers ranked last in the NFL in yards rushing through two weeks, the same position they held in 2020.

Pittsburgh has two rookies (left tackle Dan Moore and center Kendrick Green), a second-year player (left guard Kevin Dotson), a fourth-year player (right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor) and veteran right guard Trai Turner in front of Roethlisberger and rookie running back Najee Harris.

Broncos Pro Bowler Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just four months after undergoing a similar surgery on his right ankle.

Chubb said in a video posted on the team’s website Tuesday that with the Broncos (2-0) in the midst of a resurgence, he’s going to work hard to get back this season.

“When this thing is healed up I expect to see a whole new Bradley Chubb, a whole new animal, a whole new dog,” Chubb said. “I feel like 2018 was my last full year healthy and I feel like when I’m done with this it’s going to be 10 times that and really excited just to see everything that comes full circle.”

Chubb left Denver’s 23-13 win at Jacksonville in the first half Sunday after feeling a stabbing pain in his left ankle while trying to get to Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

“It was during that 2-minute drive I just tried to run the corner and I felt it wasn’t all the way there,” Chubb said. “I’ve been dealing with this bone spur I’ve got in my ankle and sometimes when I try to turn the corner it gets a little annoying and it feels like a stab-type pain.”

Chubb missed the opener against the New York Giants because of the injury. He and Von Miller have played 21 games together out of a possible 50 since John Elway selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Chubb came back from a torn ACL in 2019 to earn his first Pro Bowl berth last season, but he missed the final two games with a right ankle injury. In May he underwent surgery to remove bone spurs and missed most of the offseason program.

The other ankle began bothering him last month and he missed the opener.

“I did everything I could to manage it and try to come back and play,” Chubb said. “I took the New York week off trying to calm it down just a little bit and then this Jacksonville week I tried to do everything to get back on the field and unfortunately all those things weren’t working in my favor.

Texans rookie Mills to start at QB Thursday against Panthers

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury.

Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Later Tuesday the Texans placed Taylor on injured reserve which means that he must miss at least three games.

Culley said the Texans plan to promote Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills against the Panthers (2-0).

Taylor was injured in the first half of Houston’s 31-21 loss to Cleveland on Sunday and didn’t return after halftime. Mills, a third-round pick from Stanford, took over and threw for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Deshaun Watson was not an option to fill in in the wake of Taylor’s injury after Culley said Monday that he would be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.

Watson has been listed as inactive/not injury-related following his trade request and after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging sexual assault or harassment.

Before Taylor was put on IR, Culley said the Texans (1-1) could explore signing another quarterback next week if Taylor remains out.

Rookie receiver Nico Collins was also placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Collins, who was a third-round pick in this year’s draft, has a shoulder injury.

Wild sign star wing Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year, $45M contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract on Tuesday, ending a stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp.

The 24-year-old Kaprizov topped the Wild and all NHL rookies with 27 goals in 55 games last season. He was one of four first-year players to lead a team in scoring during the regular season and qualify for the playoffs, since the league tracked data from 1992. Auston Matthews, Filip Forsberg and Trent Hunter were the others.

Kaprizov also had 24 assists and led all Wild forward in average time on ice per game (18:18). The native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, set franchise rookie records in several categories including goals, power-play goals, even-strength goals, assists and points, even while playing a schedule shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kaprizov received 99 of 100 first-place votes for the Calder award for the NHL’s top rookie, the first Wild player to win the award.

Drafted in the fifth round in 2015, Kaprizov stayed and played in the KHL in his native Russia until finally signing with Minnesota a year ago. He was a restricted free agent who could only negotiate with the Wild, but his instant success on NHL ice drove up his price and a hard bargain with general manager Bill Guerin.

New Orleans: Flames shoot up side of Superdome roof, put out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome’s roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire.

The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on the building’s roof shortly after 12:30 p.m. The fire appeared to be under control a short time later.

New Orleans Emergency Management Services said on Twitter that they were transporting one person to the hospital for “minor burns.” Emergency officials called on people to stay away from the area.

Crews were power washing the roof this week to prepare it to be painted, officials said.

“Upon further investigation it appears that a pressure washer being used to clean the roof caught fire. Damage is still being assessed,” said a statement from the Louisiana Stadium and Expedition District, which is a state board that governs the dome, and ASM Global, which manages the Superdome.

“The fire was contained to the exterior gutter system surrounding (the) Superdome, and only a small area of the roof suffered minimal damage. Pressure washing was underway to clean the roof before a planned re-coating of the entire roof itself. Any fire damage will be addressed during the re-coating process,” the management companies said.

“Initial assessments suggest that damage is superficial and there appears to be no structural damage or impact to the integrity of the roof’s exterior skin. The building’s outer skin and roof remain watertight.”

A photo posted on the city’s emergency management Twitter feed showed firefighters in the trench that separates the Superdome roof from an outer wall as they sprayed down the fire-blackened walls.

The NFL’s New Orleans Saints have regularly played home games at the venue, often drawing capacity crowds. The Superdome also has been the site of seven Super Bowls in recent decades, and is also used for concerts, college football and other events.

The next Saints home game at the Superdome is scheduled for Oct. 3 when the team faces the New York Giants.

“While final assessments continue, the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District along with the Superdome’s management company, ASM Global, do not feel the fire will impact or force any cancellation of future events,” including the Saints’ game, the management companies said.

The team’s final preseason home game slated for Aug. 28 was canceled due to impending Hurricane Ida, which made landfall the next day. Since the storm, the team has been practicing in the Dallas area. The team’s Sept. 12 game against the Green Bay Packers was moved to Jacksonville, Florida, out of concerns for the city’s wider infrastructure and Dome staff although the Dome itself was not damaged during Ida.

In 2005, the Superdome was used as a shelter of last resort for those unable to evacuate the city before Hurricane Katrina struck. The building housed up to 30,000 people seeking shelter but it didn’t withstand the storm’s impact. Winds tore a hole in its roof, sending water onto the dome’s field. The building was operating on generators, which only powered the lights. Levees protecting the city had failed, sending tons of water throughout the city. Pumping stations couldn’t keep up and as a result, up to 6 feet (2 meters) of water surrounded the dome.

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HCAC SPORTS NOTEBOOK

HCAC 2021 Football Notebook, Week 3

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Josh Taylor (Mt. Orab, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Quarterback | Sophomore – Taylor continues to be an all-around contributor for the Mount’s offense. He went 22-of-41 passing for 225 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground he carried the ball 26 times for 110 yards.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Rashard Brown (Columbia, S.C.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Back | Junior – Brown had eight tackles and the team’s lone interception of the day to pace Rose-Hulman’s defense in a 27-20 loss at Hope. Brown now has two interceptions in three games this season and had four solo tackles among his eight hits.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Ryan Murray (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Punter | Junior – Murray had an outstanding game against Trine on Saturday. He was forced to hit eight punts in the game four of which landed inside the Trine 20-yard line. Over his eight punts he averaged 39.6 yards per punt with a long of 60-yards and two going for more than 50. On kickoffs he hit four kicks, for 238-yards and average of 59.5-yards per kick
 
Notable Performances:

  • Jarrett Gibson (Angola, Ind.) Franklin College | Wide Receiver | Junior – Gibson continued to be the top pass-catching target in the FC offense, hauling in nine passes for a season-high 145-yards and a touchdown for the Grizzlies against UW-Platteville on Saturday. He added another 36-yards in the return game for a team-high 181 all-purpose yards.
  • Shawn Coane (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Running Back | Senior – Coane helped pace the Panther offense on Saturday at Albion as the senior rushed for a touchdown, tying the Hanover all-time career rushing touchdown record of 41. He tallied 86-yards on the ground, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
  • Kiefer Askew (Warren Robins, Ga.) Hanover College | Defensive Back | Senior – Askew posted an impressive afternoon as the Panthers took on undefeated Albion. The senior charted one interception and added three pass break-ups. He finished the contest with three total tackles, including one for a loss.
  • Andrew Kibler (Cape Coral, Fla.) Manchester University | Punter/Kicker | Senior – Kibler had 327-yards punting for Manchester against Olivet on Saturday. Kibler pinned a pair of kicks inside the 20-yard line and his longest punt of the day went for 55-yards.
  • Andrew Dion (San Diego, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Quarterback | Senior – Dion finished 24-of-41 for 343-yards and three touchdowns as Rose-Hulman’s furious late rally fell just short in a 27-20 loss at Hope. Dion connected on TD passes of 36-yards to Noah Thomas, 8-yards to Adam Tice-Saliu and 56-yards to Jailen Hobbs, with the final two TDs coming with 1:05 and 0:53 left in the game to give Rose-Hulman two quick scores before Hope gained possession after an onside kick to secure the win.

FOOTBALL STANDINGS

SCHOOLCONFCPCT.OVERALLPCT.STREAK
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Bluffton0-00.0001-20.333W1
Hanover0-00.0001-20.333L1
Mount St. Joseph0-00.0001-20.333L1
Rose-Hulman0-00.0001-20.333L1
Defiance0-00.0000-20.000L2
Anderson0-00.0000-30.000L3
Manchester0-00.0000-30.000L3

HCAC 2021 Cross Country Notebook, Week 3

Athletes of the Week:
Men’s Athlete of the Week:
Enrique Salazar (Plymouth, Ind.) Manchester University | Junior – Salazar was the individual champion at the Mount St. Joseph Invitational on Friday night at Shelbyville, Ind. Salazar led the field with a leading time of 26:43.
Women’s Athlete of the Week:
Noelle Loller (Lapel, Ind.) Anderson University | Junior – In a field with the top 2 NAIA teams and five nationally-ranked NAIA teams, Loller captured 27th in the Ray Bullock Invitational with a 5K PR of 19:52.2.
 
Notable Performances:
Men’s

  • Ayden Humbles (New Castle, Ind.) Anderson University | First-Year – The Ravens competed in the Ray Bullock Invitational, which consisted of the top two NAIA teams and four NAIA teams ranked in the top 10. Ayden Humbles secured 110th with an 8K time of 31:08.1.
  • John Asplund (Bloomington, Ind.) Franklin College | First-Year – Asplund led Franklin and all Division III runners at the Ray Bullock Invitational, hosted by Taylor University on Friday night. He finished the 4.97 mile race in 27:12.2 to place 21st overall against a field of runners from Division III and the NAIA.
  • Ethan Weston (Louisville, Ky.) Hanover College | Sophomore – Weston continued his strong 2021 season as he turned in a runner-up finish as part of the Indiana University East Run with the Wolves Invitational. The sophomore completed the 8,000-meter race in a time of 27:43.6.
  • John Sluys (Columbus, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Junior – Sluys led Rose-Hulman with a 69th place finish out of 149 primarily NCAA Division I and II runners at the Indiana State University Invitational on Saturday. Sluys completed the 8K in a time of 27:34.

Women’s

  • Haley Makowski (Osceola, Ind.) Franklin College | First-Year – Makowski took the top spot for the Franklin women and finished 45th overall at Friday night’s Ray Bullock Invite as she broke the finish line in the 3.11 mile race in 20:31.2.
  • Brianna Medcalf (Central, Ind.) Hanover College | Senior – Medcalf posted a strong showing as part of the Run with the Wolves Invite hosted by Indiana University East. Medcalf finished second overall in the 53 runner field with a time of 21:28.1.
  • Hannah Brubaker (Goshen, Ind.) Manchester University | Junior – Brubaker ran to an eighth-place finish at the Mount St. Joseph Invitational on Friday night in Shelbyville. Brubaker was the top Spartan to cross the finish line, posting a time of 25:18.6 in the race.
  • Libby Smith (Williamsport, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | First-Year – Smith led Rose-Hulman with a 63rd place finish out of 133 primarily NCAA Division I and II runners at the Indiana State University Invitational on Saturday. Smith completed the 5K competition in 20:18.

HCAC 2021 Men’s Golf Notebook, Week 3

Athlete of the Week:
Matthew Kadnar (Cincinnati, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Senior – Kadnar recorded the 10th round in the 60s in Rose-Hulman men’s golf history with a 69 to finish help him finish 28th individually at the Rhodes Invitational last week. Kadnar compiled scores of 80, 76 and 69 over the 54-hole event, with his round of 69 highlighted by an eagle on the par-five third hole.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Dominic Castelvetere (Ontario, Ohio) Bluffton University | Senior – Taking fifth place and setting Bluffton’s 36-hole individual record was Dominic Castelvetere who shot 74-76 for a 150. He helped the men to their first-ever golf tournament victory at the Beaver Fall Classic this weekend. His par on the first playoff hole led to Bluffton defeating Ohio Northern when the teams ended the 36 holes with identical 605 scores. Bluffton’s 605 shattered its school record by 18 strokes.
  • Dawson Long (Paoli, Ind.) Hanover College | Junior – Long led the Panthers at the Battle of Belterra last week, finishing tied for ninth overall. He finished the two round event shooting a 149 (76-73). The junior ranked the highest among all HCAC opponents who competed.
  • Rhett Cox (Campbellsville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Sophomore – Cox shot a three-round score of 10-over-par 226 at the Rhodes College Fall Classic at Tunica National last Monday and Tuesday to lead the Pioneers. Cox took 32nd overall on a 91-man leaderboard featuring multiple top-25 teams. Cox topped off his performance with an even-par 72 in Tuesday’s third and final round, which included five total birdies and four birdies in a five-hole span on the front nine of play. His third-round 72 was the eighth-lowest score of any player on Tuesday. Cox’s team-best score led the Pioneers to a 10th place finish on the 18-team leaderboard. For the tournament, Cox totaled eight birdies.

HCAC 2021 Men’s Soccer Notebook, Week 3

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Harley Kruschwitz (North Manchester, Ind.) Manchester University | Forward | Sophomore – Kruschwitz could not be stopped in Manchester’s lone match of the week. He scored his first career hat trick against Olivet on Saturday – netting all three of his goals in the first half against the Comets. Also had a hand in the fourth Manchester score as he picked up the assist on Chris Gerken’s goal. Kruschwitz finished with seven points on the day and has scored in three consecutive games. The Spartans topped Olivet 4-1.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Elliott Clark (Brownstown, Ind.) Franklin College | Goalkeeper | Senior – Clark turned in a perfect week in goal for the Grizzlies, stopping eight shots across back-to-back shutouts of Olivet and Berea. He need to make two stops to preserve the clean sheet in the Grizzlies’ dominant win over Olivet on Wednesday and he made six stops against Berea to earn his third career shutout.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Elijah Zimmerman (Archbold, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Sophomore – Zimmerman netted Bluffton’s first hat trick since 2019 in Bluffton’s 5-0 win over Ohio Christian on Monday. He has been an integral part in Bluffton’s best start (3-1) since 1989 and their first-ever perfect home slate heading into Heartland Conference play.
  • Angel Velasco-Urbina (Louisville, Ohio) Bluffton University | Goalkeeper | First-Year – Velasco-Urbina pitched two shutouts for Bluffton as the Beavers downed Ohio Christian and Thiel last week. He was in the net for 177:09 minutes with four saves and only came out for the final three minutes of Bluffton’s 5-0 rout of OCU. He also notched his second assist of the season with a booming punt that hit Zimmerman in stride for one of his three goals on Monday afternoon.
  • Dillon Neel (Louisville, Ky.) Franklin College | Forward | Junior – Provided a scoring jolt off the bench for the Grizzlies, scoring a goal in both contests as Franklin went 2-0 for the week with wins over Olivet and Berea. He recorded career-highs in shot attempts (five) and shots on target (four) in Sunday’s victory over Berea.
  • Fellipe Busato (Sao Paula, Brazil) Hanover College | Forward | Senior – Busato charted the Panthers’ lone goal of the week as Hanover hosted No. 3 ranked Washington & Lee and Wabash. The senior finished the week with six shots, two of which landed on frame.
  • Salemi Luciano (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – In a week that saw Hanover welcome two tough opponents in No. 3 ranked Washington & Lee and Wabash, Salemi held strong. The goalkeeper got the start against Washington & Lee making three saves and surrendering just two goals on five shots faced.
  • Takezo Kelly (Cincinnati, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Junior – Kelly scored three goals on 10 shots this week, helping Rose-Hulman finish 2-0 with wins over DePauw (3-1) and Albion (4-1). Kelly scored twice in the win over DePauw and added a third goal for the week as the first goal in the Albion match.
  • Evan Hofer (St. Luois, Mo.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Hofer finished 2-0 with a 0.62 goals against average to help Rose-Hulman defeat DePauw 3-1 and Albion 4-1 this week. Hofer allowed one goal with three saves in a 3-1 win one DePauw and had one save and no goals allowed over the first 56 minutes of the Albion win.

STANDINGS

SCHOOLCONFCPCT.OVERALLPCT.STREAK
Bluffton0-00.0003-10.750W2
Rose-Hulman0-00.0003-2-10.583W2
Hanover0-00.0003-3-10.500L2
Defiance0-00.0004-40.500W1
Franklin0-00.0002-30.400W2
Manchester0-00.0002-4-10.357W2
Transylvania0-00.0001-3-10.300W1
Anderson0-00.0002-50.286L3
Mount St. Joseph0-00.0001-60.143W1
Earlham0-00.0000-50.000L5

HCAC 2021 Men’s Tennis Notebook, Week 3

Athlete of the Week:
Seth Nation (Middletown, Ind.) Anderson University | Senior – Nation went 4-0 on the week as Anderson won both of its matches. The Ravens captured 5-4 victories against Trine and Calvin. Against Trine, Seth Nation/Peter Hallam took an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles against Jaxon Davis/Caleb Morris. Nation then faced off with Davis at No. 3 singles at grinded out a 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory. Against Calvin, Seth Nation/Parker Bradley secured an 8-5 win against Harrison Sindelar/Isaac Jeong at No. 2 doubles. Nation then clashed with Jeong at No. 3 singles. Nation faced match point seven times against Jeong, but still pulled out a 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (12-10) win.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Matt Leming (Indianapolis, Ind.) Franklin College | Senior – Leming went 2-1 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles competition for Franklin over the weekend. He earned the deciding point for the Grizzlies against St. Francis (IN) at No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 win and also picked up the winning point against Division II Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday with a 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 win at No. 4 singles.
  • Joey Keal (Louisville, Ky.) Hanover College | Sophomore – Keal posted a perfect 2-0 day as the Panthers welcomed Ohio Northern in non-conference action. The sophomore opened the match with a 8-6 victory at No. 2 doubles, before winning his No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-2.

HCAC 2021 Volleyball Notebook, Week 3 

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Cassidy Posey (Paulding, Ohio) Bluffton University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Posey led the Beavers to a 3-1 mark at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic over the weekend. She pounded a career-high 24 kills in a five-set loss to host Wooster while hitting .327 for the match. Posey finished the week with 63 kills (3.32 KPS), four blocks, 13 digs and a .222 hitting percentage.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Casey Dunn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Defensive Specialist | Sophomore – Dunn helped propel the Panthers to a 4-1 week, as they won the Hanover Invitational going a perfect 4-0. The sophomore tallied 105 total digs, charting 20 or more in three of the four contests. She added five service aces and three kills. For her efforts, she was named a member of the all-tournament team.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Felicity Bontrager (Goshen, Ind.) Anderson University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Bontrager was named to the Bishop Invitational All-Tournament Team. For the tournament, Bontrager contributed 32 kills, 12 blocks, 13 digs and a .279 attack percentage. She provided 2.13 kills per set and 0.8 blocks per set during the tournament. Against Ohio Wesleyan, Bontrager turned in six kills, four blocks and a .235 attack percentage. She then tallied six kills and three blocks against Kenyon. Against Otterbein, Bontrager racked up six kills, three blocks and a .429 hitting percentage. Bontrager then capped off the tournament by pouring in 14 kills and a .333 attack percentage against Mount Union.
  • Brooke Kleman (Glandorf, Ohio) Bluffton University | Libero | Senior – Kleman led the Beavers to a 3-2 mark over the week, picking up 104 digs (5.47 DPS). The senior libero added 11 aces, seven kills and 20 assists for the week.
  • Billie Jarrett (Speedway, Ind.) Franklin College | Setter | Junior – Jarrett recorded 117 assists (7.8 per set) for Franklin last week with four aces and three blocks. She turned in a huge game for the Grizzlies in their five-set win over Berea on Saturday, handing out 45 assists with a career-high 25 digs. Jarrett was named to the all-tournament team at the conclusion of the Hanover Invitational.
  • Kelsey Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind.) Hanover College | Setter | Senior – Ketcham paced the Panthers as the senior helped lead the Blue and Red to a 4-1 mark, a perfect 4-0 as part of the Hanover Invitational. For her efforts, she was named a member of the All-Tournament team. Ketcham finished the week with 128 assists and 19 kills. She posted a game-high 38 assists in the team’s win over Berea.
  • Samantha Campbell (Brownsburg, Ind.) Manchester University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Campbell hit .257 across three matches this week for Manchester. Tallied 33 total kills. Had 18 kills in a narrow, five-set loss to Indiana-Northwest. Added 13 kills and a .417 hitting percentage in a three-set sweep of St. Mary’s College on Saturday.
  • Morgan Whitaker (Milford, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outside Hitter | First-Year – Whitaker had a solid weekend for the Lions at Wittenberg. It was the best weekend of her young career as a Lion. She had 28 kills, 2.8 k/s, hit .209 while leading the team with 86 total attempts.
  • Erin Androne (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Libero | Sophomore – Androne was once again outstanding for the Lions at the Wittenberg Tournament, leading the Lions to a 2-1 record. She led the way with 52 digs, 5.2 digs per set and only a single receiving error in 37 total attempts. For her play she was named to the All-Tournament team at Wittenberg.
  • Sophia Koop (Lawrenceville, Ga.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – Koop recorded 40 kills at a .178 hitting percentage with 53 digs to help propel Rose-Hulman’s attack in a 1-3 week. Koop also led the team with seven service aces and ranked No. 2 on the squad in kills and digs last week.
  • Kylie Rathbun (Tulsa, Okla.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Specialist | Sophomore – Rathbun led Rose-Hulman’s back row defense with 5.64 digs per set (79 in 14 sets) as the Fightin’ Engineers finished 1-3 against four strong Midwest programs last week.
  • Cate Scheper (Crestview Hills, Ky.) Transylvania University | Hitter | First-Year – Scheper totaled 64 kills over five matches (19 sets total) for the Pioneers, including double-digit kills in four of the five matches. Scheper led off the week with a career-high 17 kills in a five-set win over Maryville (Tenn.) College. Scheper was the kills leader for the Pioneers in four out of five matches this week, including 11 kills in a four-set win over Kenyon which included an individual .276 attacking percentage. Scheper totaled 14 digs and four total blocks along with her 64 kills for the week, adding an ace along the way.
  • Sylvie Miller (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Miller totaled 77 digs in five matches (19 sets total) for the Pioneers, including a week-high 24 digs in a four-set loss on Friday against Ohio Wesleyan. Miller led the Pioneers in digs in 3-of-5 matches this week, including a team-high 21 digs in a five-set home win against Maryville (Tenn.) last Wednesday. For the week, Miller totaled 77 digs, 13 assists, two aces, and six kills in an all-around effort for Transylvania.

STANDINGS

SCHOOLCONFCPCT.OVERALLPCT.STREAK
Mount St. Joseph1-01.0006-20.750W5
Earlham0-00.0008-40.667L1
Transylvania0-00.0007-60.538L1
Franklin0-00.0006-60.500W2
Hanover0-00.0006-60.500W4
Bluffton0-00.0006-70.462W1
Rose-Hulman0-00.0005-60.455L1
Manchester0-00.0005-70.417W1
Defiance0-00.0002-70.222L1
Anderson0-10.0005-80.385L1

HCAC 2021 Women’s Golf Notebook, Week 3

Athlete of the Week:
Svarnika Bommakanti (Tampa, Fla.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Sophomore – Bommakanti finished third overall out of 117 golfers at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational to help lead Rose-Hulman to an eighth place finish in the 20-team field. Bommakanti recorded an even-par 72 in opening round play and scored a 76 in the final round to bring home the individual top-three finish in a tournament that featured five national top 50 programs.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Lauren Chapman (Carmel, Ind.) Anderson University | Junior – Chapman tied for 15th with a 36-hole score of 183 in the Beaver Fall Classic. She fired rounds of 92 and 91 on the par-72 layout at Bluffton Golf Club. Chapman shot a two-day relative-to-par score of +39, which marks the program’s lowest two-day relative-to-par score since 2014.
  • Haley Gill (Indianapolis, Ind.) Bluffton University | Junior – Gill got it done down the stretch, firing a school-record 80 on Sunday, which added up to a fourth place finish individually. Gill’s 169 for the weekend Beaver Fall Classic also equaled her own record for 36 holes. The Beavers shot a 355 (tied for fourth best all-time), giving Bluffton a 713 for the tournament which is tied for second all-time for 36 holes.
  • Maci French (Lebanon, Ind.) Franklin College | Senior – Led the way for Franklin against a very competitive field at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday, carding a 36-hole score of 159 (80-79) to finish in a tie for 29th. She tied a career 36-hole best with her performance.
  • Taylor Caldwell () Hanover College – Caldwell led the Panthers at the Heidelberg Fall Invite where she finished tied for 12th overall with a two-round total of 164 (79-85). As a team, Hanover finished fifth overall in the 11 team field.

HCAC 2021 Women’s Soccer Notebook, Week 3

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Audrey Rawls (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Forward | First-Year – Rawls paced the offense for the Pioneers on a 1-0-1 week for the Pioneers. Rawls collected her first collegiate multi-goal game in a matchup against the Asbury while firing eight shots, four on target for a 0.500 shot on goal percentage in the 3-0 victory. Rawls also collected her brace in just over five minutes of game time early in the second half.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Morgan Patton (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goalkeeper | Senior – Patton starred in two contests for the Pioneers leading them to a 1-0-1 record on the week. Patton had clean sheets in both matches while collecting five saves and with a 1.000 save percentage. Her week was highlighted by a stellar performance against Emory & Henry where she surrendered zero goals in double overtime 0-0 draw. Patton featured all 200 minutes in goal for the Pioneers this week.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Holly Garrett (Dayton, Ohio) Anderson University | Midfield | First-Year – Garrett delivered a game-winning header in the 105th minute as Anderson captured a 2-1 win against Bethel (Ind.) on Wednesday.
  • Emmalee Paarlberg (Franklin, Ohio) Anderson University | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Paarlberg saved 12 of the 14 shots she faced this week. She came up with six saves on seven shots on goal in Anderson’s 2-1 double-overtime win against Bethel. Paarlberg then saved six of the seven shots she faced as St. Mary’s (Ind.) handed Anderson a 1-0 loss.
  • Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) Hanover College | Forward | Senior – Boothby helped lead the Panthers past Capital in convincing fashion, 4-0. The senior forward finished the contest with a goal and an assist. She added two shots, both of which landed on frame. With the win, HC moves to 3-0-2 overall on the season.
  • Maggie Hinegardner (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Goalkeeper | Sophomore – Hinegardner led the Panthers to a shutout 4-0 victory over Capital as the goalkeeper tallied four saves through 90 minutes of work.
  • Catherine Hatfield (Batavia, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Midfield | Senior – Hatfield was helped the Lions to a 1-1 record on the week. On Saturday vs. Marietta the senior assisted on the Lions first goal of the game and just over a minute later scored her second goal of the season. Her goal would eventually qualify as the game winner.
  • Sarah Shoemaker (Chesterfield, Mo.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Senior – Shoemaker scored one goal and had three assists as Rose-Hulman finished 1-0-1 last week. She scored once with two assists in a 5-0 win over Millikin and assisted on the team’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw at Knox.
  • Natalie Dillon (Rochester, N.Y.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goalkeeper | Junior – Dillon finished 1-0-1 with a 0.45 GAA and eight saves for Rose-Hulman last week. She recorded two saves in a shutout win against Millikin, after tallying six saves in a 1-1 draw at Knox.

STANDINGS

SCHOOLCONFCPCT.OVERALLPCT.STREAK
Rose-Hulman0-00.0004-0-10.900W1
Hanover0-00.0003-0-20.800W2
Transylvania0-00.0004-2-10.643T1
Defiance0-00.0002-30.400W1
Mount St. Joseph0-00.0002-4-10.357W1
Manchester0-00.0001-20.333L1
Bluffton0-00.0002-40.333L3
Anderson0-00.0001-4-10.250L1
Earlham0-00.0001-40.200L4
Franklin0-00.0001-40.200L1

HCAC 2021 Women’s Tennis Notebook, Week 3

Athlete of the Week:
Grace Gardner (Georgetown, Ky.) Transylvania University | Sophomore – Gardner had a perfect 4-0 week for the Transylvania women’s team as she guided the Pioneers to a 2-0 start in conference play with a Sunday win over Anderson and a 1-1 week overall. Gardner delivered a resounding win in No. 4 singles on Sunday in a 6-0, 6-3 win over Anderson’s Jenna Kuntz and teamed with Katherine Taylor for a perfect 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles over Anderson. Despite a 6-3 Wednesday nonconference defeat to Centre, Gardner delivered two of Transy’s three match wins in the result, teaming with Taylor for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles and winning handily again in No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-3.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Megan Long (New Palestine, Ind.) Anderson University | Sophomore – Long went 4-4 on the week, finishing 3-1 in singles and 1-3 in doubles. As a team, the Ravens went 2-2 on the week. Highlighting Long’s performance of the week, as Anderson trailed Trine 4-3, Long grinded out a full three-set win at No. 2 singles to keep the Ravens alive before clinching a 5-4 win. In singles, Long recorded a 6-1, 6-0 win against Franklin’s Maddie Bright at Mo. 3 singles, a 7-6 (7-5), 2-6, 6-4 win against Trine’s Jadyn Davis at No. 2 singles and a 6-2, 6-2 win against Transylvania’s Shelia Cetina at No. 2 singles. Megan Long/Anna Creech scored an 8-2 win against Franklin’s Grace Otee/Maecee Terhune at No. 1 doubles.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Second Half Rally Lifts Indiana Over Northwestern, 2-1

(IU RELEASE)

EVANSTON, Ill. – The Indiana Hoosiers (4-2-1) scored two goals in the second half to defeat the Northwestern Wildcats (2-4-2) by a final tally of 2-1 at Martin Stadium on Tuesday night.

KEY MOMENTS

• Northwestern found the back of the net in the opening 10 minutes when a long, dribbling pass from sophomore forward Justin Weiss was able to leak through the defense to a streaking Vicente Castro. The junior midfielder was able to beat IU junior keeper Roman Celentano in a one-on-one situation to score in the seventh minute.

• Indiana found the equalizer early in the second half off a goal kick. Celentano took a short free kick to redshirt junior defender Daniel Munie, who played a long through ball to freshman forward Samuel Sarver. The Chesterland, Ohio, native collected the pass and chipped the ball past the Northwestern keeper in the 47th minute.

• Just five minutes later, the Hoosiers struck again. A beautiful display of ball movement saw the ball ping from junior forward Victor Bezerra to redshirt junior winger Ryan Wittenbrink. He spun a crosser into the six-yard box for the easy tap-in goal for junior forward Herbert Endeley.

NOTABLES

• With the Indiana win, Celentano became the 14th Hoosier keep to eclipse 25 career victories in net.

• Entering the match, Indiana had been credited with just one assist. The Hoosiers tripled that figure with a trio of assists on the two tallies.

• The Hoosier side has not sustained back-to-back losses in the regular season since the 2013 campaign.

• Redshirt sophomore midfielder Quinten Helmer made his second career start. His first came against Northwestern on Feb. 27, 2021. Wittenbrink also made his season debut in the starting lineup.

• The match was the first of the season on Big Ten Network for the Hoosiers.

• Indiana played its first match as an unranked team in the United Soccer Coaches Poll since the opening round of the 2015 Big Ten Tournament.

HOOSIER POINTS

GOALS: Herbert Endeley, Samuel Sarver

ASSISTS: Victor Bezerra, Daniel Munie, Ryan Wittenbrink

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers will conclude a mini two-match road trip with a matchup against the Michigan State Spartans on Sept. 26. The match is slated for a 3 p.m. start at DeMartin Stadium on B1G Network +.  

BUTLER MEN’S SOCCER: Butler MSoccer Hands First Loss to No. 18 Lipscomb

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler men’s soccer team earned its second consecutive win and, at the same time, gave No. 18 Lipscomb its first loss of the season. The Bulldogs (3-3-1) scored two first half goals, but the Bisons (5-1-2) pulled back to within one, 2-1, before the break. In the second half, the Bulldogs tacked on one more, producing a final score of 3-1.

Key Moments

·   10′ | Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. had a great look, but a Lipscomb team save kept the score at nil.

·   14′ | Jack Streberger took a pass from Rico Hollenkamp and slid it past the Lipscomb keeper into the right side of the net, putting Butler in front, 1-0.

·   23′ | Streberger took the ball away on the left side end line and hit a diagonal ball to Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. near the top of the box. Cabrera, Jr. struck the ball with one touch to the left side of the keeper, giving the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead.

·   30′ | Lipscomb’s Hayes Wood took advantage of a defensive miscue and went one-on-one with Butler keeper Gabriel Gjergji, sliding the ball underneath to pull within one, 2-1.

·   HALF

·   60′ | Quint Breitkreuz blasted a shot with his left foot, and the Lipscomb keeper made a diving save to the upper corner, punching the ball out and giving the Bulldogs a corner kick.

·   76′ | A Bisons header off a corner kick forced Gjergji to make a diving save to the bottom right of the goal.

·   79′ | Jack Haywood carried the ball up the center toward the box and sent a ball outside to Streberger. Streberger sent it back in to Joel Harvey who scored his first goal of the season, padding the lead at 3-1.

Butler Points Summary

GOALS: Jack Streberger, Wilmer Cabrera, Jr., Joel Harvey

ASSISTS: Rico Hollenkamp, Jack Streberger (2), Jack Haywood

Bulldog Bits

·   Jack Streberger’s goal was his first of the season and the second of his career. His two assists added to his season and career total of three.

·   This was the first match in which Streberger produced multiple assists. His total of four points doubled his previous single-match high.

·   The goal from Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. was his third of the season and 15th of his career.

·   Rico Hollenkamp’s assist was the first of his career.

·   The assist from Jack Haywood was his second of the season and the 18th of his career.

·   Goalkeeper Gabriel Gjergji made three saves to preserve the victory.

·   Butler created 19 shots in the match, ten of which were on frame. Lipscomb produced ten shots with four on target.

·   Cabrera, Jr. led the Bulldogs with six shots. Quint Breitkreuz added three.

·   Cabrera, Jr. (6) and Streberger (5) lead the Bulldogs in offensive points.

·   The Bulldogs were without the services of All-BIG EAST defender Rhys Myers, Hemi Nasser, and Nick Okoro due to injury and non-COVID illness.

·   Butler’s most recent win over a ranked team came September 24, 2019, over No. 5 Indiana (2-1).

·   The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 all-time against Lipscomb.

Up Next

Butler travels to Villanova, Pa., for a BIG EAST match against Villanova on Saturday, September 25, at 1 pm. Then, the Bulldogs travel to Huntington, W.V., to play spring 2021 National Champion, and current No. 5 Marshall on Wednesday, September 29.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S GOLF: Cardinals Finish 12th, Kim Ties for Fourth

MUNCIE, Ind. – Liz Kim led the Ball State women’s golf team for the final round of the Cardinal Classic on Tuesday. Kim finished the tournament in a tie for fourth with 223 (+7) as BSU came in 12th with a combined effort of 938 (+74).

Kim birdied the par-4 eighth in the second hole of her round. On the par-5 second, she hit an outstanding approach shot that left a short birdie opportunity. She converted on the short putt for her second birdie on the day. Two holes later, on the par-5 fourth, she attacked the pin and left herself another short birdie opportunity. She converted the short birdie chance and finished the round with an 80 (+8) and tied for fourth. She finished the tournament with a three-round total of 223 (+7). She posted seven birdies across the three rounds, which was a team high. This was her second-consecutive top-25 finish and her first top-5 of the season.

Morgan Lewis produced a 79 (+7) for the final round. After her tee shot found the rough on the par-3 fifth, she was able to convert the up-and-down to save par. She notched a three-round score of 231 (+15) and tied for 21st. She collected four birdies for the tournament. For the second-straight tournament she produced a top-25 finish.

Dylann Armstrong moved up five spots on the leaderboard after she posted a third-round score of 77 (+5). On the par-3 13th, she hit a superb tee shot which left her a birdie opportunity. She was able to convert the birdie putt for her lone birdie on the day. She finished the tournament with a 238 (+22) and tied for 48th.

Payton Bennett notched a final-round score of 83 (+11). Tiegan Taylor also produced a final-round mark of 83 (+11). Ja Santadusit recorded the best round of her career with a 74 (+2), with back-to-back birdies on the par-5 15th and the par-4 16th.

Ball State will return to action for the Indiana Fall Invitational at the PFAU Course at Indiana University. The tournament is set to begin on Monday, Oct. 4.

From the Coach – Head Coach Katherine Mowat

“It was nice to have an opportunity to host for the first time in two years. There were certainly a lot of positives to take away from the tournament. We had some individual highlights that we will celebrate. We will get back to work in the next week and a half before our next tournament and figure out what we need to work on to be a better team. I’m proud of our fight, they never quit out there. We put in a lot of really hard work with the adversity that our team has faced so far this season. I know the best is yet to come for the squad.”

Team Standings

1. Akron – 912 (+48)

2. Eastern Michigan – 915 (+51)

3. Cleveland State – 916 (+52)

4. IUPUI – 917 (+53)

5. Butler – 922 (+58)

6. Loyola-Chicago – 925 (+61)

7. Purdue-Fort Wayne – 930 (+66)

8. Bowling Green – 931 (+67)

9. Western Michigan – 933 (+69)

10. Dayton – 934 (+70)

11. Oakland – 936 (+72)

12. Ball State – 938 (+74)

13. Ohio – 944 (+80)

14. Taylor – 966 (+102)

T15. Valparaiso – 969 (+105)

T15. Northern Kentucky – 969 (+105)

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S GOLF: IRISH SURGE TO FINISH SECOND AT BADGER INVITATIONAL

(ND RELEASE)

The University of Notre Dame women’s golf team shot a 877 (+13) to claim second place by just two strokes (SMU, 875) at the University of Wisconsin’s Badger Invitational at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

The Irish compiled rounds of 299, 289 and 289 to move up the leaderboard throughout the three-day event, eventually securing second place on Tuesday – combining to shoot one over par.

Tuesday’s rally to second place was keyed by junior Lauren Beaudreau, who shot a three-under 69 which allowed her to leap 16 spots up the individual leaderboard and finish in 8th place (218, +2). Beaudreau was one of just two golfers to break 70 during the final round.

Freshman Montgomery Ferreira improved to a 72 during the final round to help the Irish move up the leaderboard, while junior Madelyn Jones keyed Notre Dame’s second round performance with a two-under-par 70.

The second place team finish marks the best group effort for the Irish since the team placed second at the Indiana University Spring Challenge in April of 2021.

IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER: JAGUARS DROP NON-CONFERENCE AFFAIR TO BELLARMINE, 1-0

(JAGS RELEASE)

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team dropped a soggy affair to Bellarmine on Tuesday night (Sept. 21) at Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 1-0. The Jaguars’ defense limited Bellarmine to just two shots on goal, but the decisive attempt came in the 75th minute when Haziq Zed angled a shot past Lucas Morefield for the evening’s only offense.

Nolan McGrath centered a pass from the left side to Zed, who was given a free run in the middle channel of the field. Zed settled the pass and directed a shot past a diving Morefield for his first score of the year.

“Credit to Bellarmine on excellent execution of their game plan and identity,” head coach Brian Barnett said. “The challenge to our team tonight was to get on the ball and not only generate attack, but be dangerous and we didn’t accomplish that enough in our final third play or on restarts.”

After an uneventful first half saw the IUPUI (2-3-1) attack muster just five shots in the opening 45 minutes, Barnett gave second half starts to six new faces in Tylin Broaders, Rayan Choukri, Mandela Cybahiro, Kirezi Freddy Tyler Gainer and Owen Jarrell.

The clearly energized group had looks offensively throughout the second half as Choukri pulled a shot just clear of the near post in the 57th minute and the fired wide right in the 64th minute. Riley Shives had the cleanest look of the night, putting a header on frame from in close in the 70th minute, forcing Bellarmine goalkeeper Matthew Brozovich to punch the attempt over the bar.

Even after Bellarmine scored on the counter in the 75th minute, IUPUI continued to create chances down the stretch. Choukri hit a shot from outside the penalty area right at Brozovich in the 82nd minute and in the closing seconds, Jarrell just missed getting on the business end of service as the final seconds were being count down.

IUPUI was outshot 14-11, but five of its 11 attempts on target. Choukri led the IUPUI attack with four shot attempts off the Jaguars bench.

Morefield managed just one save in the loss as Juan Ballas had a team-high three shots for the victors. It marked IUPUI’s fourth straight 1-0 decision with the Jaguars having won two and lost the most recent two.

IUPUI will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 25 when the Jaguars host Detroit Mercy in Horizon League play at Carroll Stadium at 1:00 p.m.. The Jaguars will honor its senior class throughout the day and that contest will be aired on ESPN+.

INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S SOCCER: Men’s Soccer Claims Milestone Mark of #1 Ranking in United Soccer DII Coaches Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in program history, the University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team has collected the No. 1 ranking in the NCAA DII United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll, officials announced on Tuesday.

“It certainly feels really really good to finally be number one,” said men’s soccer head coach John Higgins. “When you get there, you think about where we started and all the [alumni] that have been here before … for them to have played a big role in this is nice since they get a chance to see [the number one ranking] and celebrate that as well.”

The last time a Great Lakes Valley Conference member appeared in the top spot of the men’s soccer poll dates back to October of 2016. Joining the Greyhounds in this week’s poll is Maryville, who sits at No. 21.

“It’s been years of consistency that has finally gotten us there,” Higgins said. “I’m absolutely delighted for everyone that has ever been involved with the program.”

The Hounds have dominated the early season, accumulating a perfect 5-0 record including a 3-0 mark in the GLVC. Through the five matches played, UIndy has corralled three shutout wins and has out-scored its opponents 15-4.

“It’s the responsibility now of the group that’s here to keep us in that position,” Higgins said. “We never hide from the rankings, our boys will know they are number one and there’s an expectation that comes with that.”

The Greyhounds will return to the field on Friday for a GLVC contest against Lewis beginning at 7:30 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S GOLF: Hounds Top Tough Regional Field at Findlay

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FINDLAY, Ohio – Led by co-medalist Keegan Bronnenberg, the No. 11 UIndy men’s golf team pulled away Tuesday for an impressive 17-stroke win at the annual Doc Sgragg Fall Invitational, held at Finlay Country Club. The Greyhounds topped an 18-team field loaded with the region’s best, with Bronnenberg earning the individual title in a sudden-death playoff.

Bronnenberg garnered his second all-tournament nod in as many events on the way to securing his first individual medal since winning the DII national championship last May.

All six Hounds – five lineup players and one individual – finished in the top 20. Jacob Nickell (74-71-69) and Oliver Mast (73-70-71) joined “KB” in the top 10, settling at -2 to share eighth place in the 93-man field. One of six student-athletes at even par, Ian Carroll (72-71-73) tied for 12th, followed closely by CJ Jones (73-73-71) at +1 and T-18.

Sophomore Bryce Robertson (74-69-75), UIndy’s lone individual, fired a second-round 69 – matching his collegiate low – on the way to a share of 20th.

UP NEXT

The Greyhounds take a two-week hiatus before returning to the links Oct. 11-12 for another region-heavy tournament: the Fox Run Invitational. Held in Eureka, Mo., UIndy is the defending tournament champion.

VALPO FOOTBALL: Valpo Football Kicks Off PFL Play at Drake

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Valparaiso (0-3, 0-0 PFL)

at Drake (1-2, 0-0 PFL)

Game #4 Saturday, Sept. 25, Noon CT

Drake Stadium (14,557) – Des Moines, Iowa

This Week in Valpo Football: After facing a challenging nonconference schedule, the Valparaiso University football team will kick off Pioneer Football League play this week as the team hits the road for the third time in the first four weeks of the season. The Beacons will visit Drake on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa with hopes of kicking off PFL play in winning fashion.

Previously: Valpo incurred a 28-18 setback to Ivy League foe Dartmouth in front of a raucous crowd of 3,856 at Brown Field in Saturday’s home opener and the first game without capacity restrictions since 2019. Two safeties, two field goals, a touchdown and an extra point accounted for the Valpo scoring on a day where the Beacons boasted three fumble recoveries, two by Austin Martins. Robert Washington ran for 117 yards to lead the offense.

Series Notes: Drake holds a 25-4 advantage entering the 30th meeting between the two teams, which will take place this week. Valpo prevailed 10-7 behind a stalwart defensive effort in the most recent matchup on April 3, 2021 following Drake’s 17-6 victory at Brown Field on March 20. The two teams met twice in the same season due to an unusual schedule in the pandemic-altered year. The April 3 win marked the program’s first-ever success story in Des Moines in 14 visits. The triumph snapped a 17-game head-to-head losing streak that dated back to 2003.

Valpo in PFL Openers: The Beacons will attempt to win the Pioneer Football League opener for the second straight season after going on the road to beat Butler in the spring. Prior to the Spring 2021 PFL-opening victory, Valpo’s last win to begin league play was 2016 vs. Davidson. A win this week would allow Valpo to start the conference docket with a victory in consecutive years for the first time since 2005 and 2006.

Player-by-Player Quick Hits – Projected Offensive Starters
*Based on two-deep, starters subject to change

  • WR-z #13 Braden Contreras, So. – Two-time all-conference selection at Hinsdale Central High School… Father Steve played football at Amherst from 1995-1999… Earned all-state second team status and named his team’s Offensive Player of the Year Award in high school… Recovered a Butler onside kick in the final two minutes to help seal a 28-25 victory on March 27, 2021… Had his first career touchdown catch on April 17, 2021 vs. San Diego, hauling in the go-ahead score to put his team up 20-19 with seconds left on the clock in the game against the Toreros, an eventual upset over a team receiving votes nationally.
  • LT #68 Aaron Byrd, R-Jr. – Majoring in bioengineering with a strong interest in prosthetics… The launch of Valpo’s bioengineering program within the school’s nationally-ranked College of Engineering attracted him to the University… Has performed undergraduate research in the Human Movement Research Laboratory under Craig Goehler, Ph.D., an associate professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering… Serves as a student tutor in the Hesse Learning Center on campus… Was a starter in 2019 and saw action in all 12 games… Started again in Spring 2021 and received All-PFL Honorable Mention, Academic All-PFL Second Team and the Sever Award, which is presented to the team’s top offensive lineman.
  • LG #70 Jeremiah Orr, So. – Appeared in all six games and made four starts in Spring 2021… Four-year varsity letter winner in high school… Owns Drone Pilot Certification.
  • C #72 Drew Parrish, R-So. – Did not see game action in his first season on campus in 2019… Started his collegiate debut on March 13, 2021 at Butler… Received the award given to the player with the highest GPA on his high school football team… Played six years of baseball including two in high school… Received numerous academic honors in high school… Majoring in electrical engineering… Enjoys hiking in Arizona when on vacation to visit his family there… Goes on a fishing trip every Thanksgiving to Branson, Mo. and stays at Lazy Valley Resort… Tutors other engineering students at Valpo’s Hesse Learning Resource Center… Named to the Spring 2021 Academic All-PFL First Team.
  • RG #73 Danny Files, R-So. – Started all six games on Valpo’s offensive line during the Spring 2021 season… Member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll each of the last two years… Did not see game action in his first season on campus in 2019.
  • RT #75 Jon Stone, So. – Engineering major… Two-time first-team all-conference pick and two-time Detroit Free Press all-state pick in high school… Also competed in basketball, track & field and wrestling in high school… Brother Dan competes in track & field at Michigan State and brother Nate plays rugby at Air Force Academy in Colorado.
  • TE #40 Connor Hebbeler, R-Sr. – Joined the program as a transfer from Wake Forest prior to the Fall 2021 season… Appeared in seven games at Wake Forest in 2021 including Duke’s Mayo Bowl vs. Wisconsin… Was a member of the Wake Forest football program for four years from 2017-2020… Caught a pass from Robert Washington for a successful two-point conversion on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth.
  • WR-x #6 Ollie Reese, Jr. – Had a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on Oct. 12, 2019 vs. Dayton… Father Steve is a financial wholesaler and mother Margie works at an antique shop in the city of Franklin… Has one sister, Bailey, who is a member of the University of Tennessee Knoxville Class of 2019… Father and grandfather both played college football… Father played football and baseball at Bridgewater College in Virginia and graduated in 1985… 2019 All-PFL Honorable Mention, Spring 2021 Preseason All-PFL Watch List… Appeared in all 12 games in 2019 and led Valpo in receptions (34), receiving yards (545) and receiving touchdowns (five) while averaging 16.0 yards per catch and 45.4 receiving yards per game… Established career highs in both receptions (8) and receiving yards (86) on March 20, 2021 vs. Drake, earning the team’s Offensive Player of the Week Award… Led the Valpo receiving core in Week 1 with three catches for 60 yards, including several difficult grabs where he battled a member of the Indiana Wesleyan secondary to pull down the football… Caught his sixth career TD and first since 2019 on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth, a 14-yard toss from Teryn Berry.
  • Slot #12 Jordan Bingham, R-So. – Appeared in all six games in Spring 2021 after appearing in four games during his first season on campus in 2019… Played the drums when he was younger… Had a team-high 31 receiving yards and shared the team lead with four receptions on Sept. 18 vs. Dartmouth.
  • #8 Teryn Berry, Jr., QB – Saw action in two games for Weber State during the Spring 2021 season and was part of a team that won the program’s fourth straight Big Sky Championship and advanced to the FCS playoffs… Joined the Valpo program as a transfer after spending the last three seasons at Weber State… Got the start at quarterback in his Valpo debut in Week 1 at Indiana Wesleyan… Threw his first career TD pass and went 15-of-24 through the air for 106 yards on Sept. 18 vs. Dartmouth.
  • #3 Robert Washington, Sr., RB – Played in 12 games and made three starts at Old Dominion in 2019… Previously spent the 2016 season and part of the 2017 campaign at Charlotte… Was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com out of high school… Ranked as the 13th-best running back prospect nationally by ESPN.com out of high school… Earned the following honors in Spring 2021: PFL Offensive Player of the Year, All-PFL First Team, (unanimous), 2x College Sports Madness PFL Offensive Player of the Week (March 15, March 29), PFL Offensive Player of the Week (March 28), Team Offensive Player of the Year, Valparaiso University Male Athlete of the Year (ARC Awards), Valparaiso University Male co-Newcomer of the Year (ARC Awards)… Was the first player in Valpo history to earn PFL Offensive Player of the Year honors… Ranked eighth nationally in FCS in rushing yards per game at 108.8… Rushed for 653 yards and five touchdowns… Accrued 100 or more rushing yards on four occasions including a season-high 199 on March 13, 2021 at Butler… Had his first 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fifth of his career with 24 carries for 117 yards on Sept. 18 vs. Dartmouth. Also threw a jump pass for a successful two-point conversion in the game against the Big Green.

Player-by-Player Quick Hits – Projected Defensive Starters
*Based two-deep, starters subject to change

  • DE #4 Trejuan Purty, Sr. – Transferred to Valpo for the 2019 season after spending the previous two years at East Tennessee State… Finished 2019 tied for sixth in the PFL with 3.5 sacks… Had six tackles for loss totaling 31 yards and racked up 31 tackles including 14 solos in 2019… 2019 All-PFL Honorable Mention and Spring 2021 Preseason All-PFL Watch List… Spring 2021 All-PFL Honorable Mention after starting all six games… Had 20 tackles including a team-high 5.5 tackles for loss in Spring 2021.
  • NG #93 Kurt Kessen, So. – Appeared in all six games during the Spring 2021 season… Had a strong showing on the defensive line in Week 1 at Indiana Wesleyan, racking up seven tackles including four solos…. Followed with six tackles in Week 3 vs. Dartmouth.
  • DT #94 Nathan Orlandini, Sr. – Majoring in mechanical engineering… Competed in all 12 games in 2019 and totaled 28 tackles (12 solo) during his junior campaign…Started all six games on Valpo’s defensive line in Spring 2021… Had 2.0 TFL in Week 1 of the Fall 2021 season, leading a collection of 10 Valpo players who were involved in at least one tackle for loss… Had his first career fumble recovery while also accruing six tackles on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth.
  • #46 Austin Martins, DE, R-Sr. – A junior college transfer from Modesto JC… Started his collegiate career as a Division-III running back… Had 2 ½ sacks to lift Valpo to the April 3, 2021 win at Drake, the most sacks in a single game by a Valpo player since 2015… Was named the Marines Valpo Valor Player of the Game following that performance…. Played in all six games and made two starts during the Spring 2021 slate… Named the College Sports Madness PFL Defensive Player of the Week following his performance on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth. He recovered two fumbles, both in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Valpo player with two fumble recoveries in a single game since 2005. In addition, he had six tackles including five solos.
  • LB #2 Evan Annis, R-So. – Appeared in four games in his first season on campus in 2019, retaining four years of eligibility… Also a four-year letter winner in lacrosse in high school… Member of a fraternity on campus and majoring in bioengineering while playing football… Maintained a 4.0 GPA all through high school… Shared the team lead in tackles with nine including 1 ½ TFL on March 20, 2021 vs. Drake… Again tied for the team lead with nine tackles on March 27, 2021 vs. Butler… Led the team in tackles for the third straight game and had eight or more for the third consecutive contest with an eight-tackle output in the April 3, 2021 win at Drake… Finished the Spring 2021 season ranked second on the team and eighth in the league with 6.8 tackles per game… Earned Spring 2021 All-PFL Second Team, Academic All-PFL First Team and the team’s Koenig Award, which is presented to an individual who displays outstanding sportsmanship and character… Shared the team lead with seven tackles on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth while also forcing a fumble, the first of his collegiate career.
  • LB #10 Jaxon Peifer, Sr. – Had 10 tackles in his first career start, the 2019 season opener at Eastern Kentucky, earning the team’s Defensive Player of the Week nod that week… Majoring in nursing… Registered 62 tackles (31 solos) over 11 games in 2019, notching 3.0 tackles for loss… Forced a pair of fumbles while also receiving credit for two QB hurries and a pass breakup during his breakout 2019 season… Tied for fourth in the PFL in forced fumbles per game and tied for 23rd in the league at 5.6 tackles per game… Accumulated eight tackles in the Spring 2021 opener at Butler, his third collegiate game with eight or more stops… Named the team’s Defensive Player of the Week for his March 20, 2021 performance vs. Drake, when he had six tackles, 0.5 TFL and a QB hurry… Tied for the team lead in tackles on March 27, 2021 vs. Butler with nine including six solos and one sack… Had a team-high nine tackles on April 10, 2021 at Morehead State… Finished the Spring 2021 season as the team leader in tackles with 42, raking seventh in the PFL at 7.0 tackles per game… Named Spring 2021 All-PFL First Team and team Defensive Player of the Year after earning 2019 All-PFL Honorable Mention…. Boasted a career-high 14 tackles on Sept. 4, 2021 at Indiana Wesleyan to lead the team. It marked his third career double-figure tackle output and first since a 10-tackle performance on Nov. 9, 2019 vs. Morehead State.
  • LB #24 Trey Psota, R-Jr. – Finished third on the team with 69 tackles and had the most tackles among non-seniors in 2019… Had two tackles for loss, a pass breakup, a QB hurry, a fumble recovery, a forced fumble and a blocked kick during his redshirt freshman season… Had a season-high 11 tackles on two occasions in 2019, Sept. 28 vs. Charleston and Oct. 26 vs. Stetson… Played in the 13U Little League World Series during his youth, taking on teams from all over the United States as well as Mexico, Puerto Rico and other international opponents… Shared the team lead in tackles with nine including four solos and 1 ½ TFL on March 20, 2021 vs. Drake… Played in all six games and made four starts during the Spring 2021 season, totaling 23 tackles… Crossed the 100-tackle career milestone on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State… Had Valpo’s first safety since 2006 and the team’s first credited to an individual in over two decades when he sacked the Dartmouth quarterback in the endzone on Sept. 18, 2021.
  • CB #1 Keyon Turner, So. – Spring 2021 finalist for Jerry Rice Awards (FCS National Freshman of the Year), HERO Sports Freshman All-American, All-PFL First Team and Team Newcomer of the Year… Led the FCS nation in takeaways with six (four interceptions, two fumble recoveries)… Had a takeaway in all six games he played… Saw his remarkable streak of notching a takeaway in each of his first six collegiate games come to an end in Week 1 of the Fall 2021 season at Indiana Wesleyan, but the sophomore standout did turn in a career-best nine tackles.
  • S #29 Kohlton Sherman, Sr. – Spring 2021 Academic All-PFL Second Team… Spring 2021 Team Outstanding Hitter… Ranked third on the team with 28 tackles and second on the squad with 19 solo stops… Grabbed an interception in the Spring 2021 finale vs. San Diego… Had a big game on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State, racking up a team-high 10 tackles including four solos. It was his second-career double-figure tackle game and first since Nov. 2, 2019 at Davidson. He also crossed the 100-tackle career milestone in that contest against the Bison.
  • S #20 Austin Chilton, R-So. – Appeared in three games and made one start in Spring 2021… Racked up seven tackles including 0.5 TFL on April 10 at Morehead State… Had six tackles in the April 17 finale vs. San Diego… Lives a few minutes from Walt Disney World and can hear the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from his neighborhood every night… Mechanical engineering major whose career goal is to design and build roller coasters for Disney World… Turned in Valpo’s first takeaway of the season in Week 1 at Indiana Wesleyan by notching an interception, the first of his career… Set a career watermark with seven tackles to share the team lead on Sept. 18 vs. Dartmouth.
  • CB #3 Jadarius Horton, Sr. – Transferred from Southwestern College prior to 2020-21… Earned All-PFL Honorable Mention… Started all six games and finished the season with 15 tackles (13 solos) and three pass breakups… Notched a sack on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State for his first career tackle for loss. The sack went for a loss of seven, one of the defensive highlights of the day for the Beacons.

Specialist Quick Hits – Projected Starters

  • K #87 Brian Bartholomew, R-Jr. – Did not seen game action in either of his first two seasons on campus (2018 and 2019)… Started his career as a walk-on and evolved into a First Team All-PFL kicker in Spring 2021, earning the team’s Most Improved Player Award… Went 7-of-8 on field-goal tries and 13-of-13 on PATs in Spring 2021… Ranked fifth in the league in scoring at 5.7 points per game, second in field goals per game at 1.17, first in made PATs without a miss and first in field-goal percentage at 87.5… Boasted Valpo’s best single-season field goal percentage in over 15 years… Went 1-for-2 on field goals in Week 1 at Indiana Wesleyan and made from 34 yards out, moving to 8-of-10 in his Valpo career… Went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth to improve to 10-of-12 in his Valpo career and 3-of-4 this season
  • P #33 Ben Niesner, Sr. – Joined the team in 2019 as a transfer after spending the previous two seasons at Portland State, where he earned the starting role at punter… Started school at Oregon State in 2016-17 before transferring to Portland State, where he beat out a scholarship punter to become the starter for the final game of 2017 and all of 2018… Didn’t begin teaching himself how to punt until after his senior year of high school… Before his first year at Portland State in 2017, hadn’t played football in his life except a brief stint of youth football… Named All-PFL Honorable Mention in 2019… Earned the following honors in Spring 2021: PFL co-Special Teams Player of the Year, All-PFL First Team, FCS National Punter of the Year Semifinalist, Academic All-PFL First Team, 2x PFL Special Teams Player of the Year (March 21, April 4), Stats FCS Perform National Player of the Week Honorable Mention (April 5), Team Special Teams Player of the Year… Led the PFL and ranked eighth nationally in FCS in punting average in Spring 2021 at 43.58, that mark ranked second in PFL and program history or tied for the PFL record in both categories when rounded to the nearest 10th… Averaged 38.8 yards per punt on four boots and pinned one inside the 5-yard line in Week 1 at Indiana Wesleyan… Was a bright spot for Valpo on Sept. 11 at North Dakota State, totaling 302 yards on seven attempts for an average of 43.1 yards per punt. He placed two kicks inside the 20 including a 58 yarder, his longest of the season to that point… Also turned in Valpo’s longest rush of the day, a 17-yard gain to move the chains on fourth-and-4 from the Valpo 36-yard line early in the second quarter… Had six attempts for 267 yards, averaging 44.5 yards per punt on Sept. 18, 2021 vs. Dartmouth. Pinned four of his six boots inside the 20 and rocketed a long of 55.

VALPO: Men’s Golf Boasts Second-Best Tournament Performance in Program History at Valpo Fall Invitational

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finished as the runner-up of its home tournament this week at the par-72, 7042-yard Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. The Beacons put together one of the best tournament performances in the program’s modern history and were led by Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine), who finished as the individual runner-up in the 75-player field. Valpo’s glowing scores came despite battling rainy conditions throughout the tournament.

How It Happened

VanArragon tied for the team’s best Round-3 score with a 69 (-3) to finish the tournament with a 54-hole score of 212 (-4). He finished one stroke behind Wright State’s Mikkel Mathiesen for medalist honors.

Senior Garrett Willis enjoyed a strong day on Tuesday, posting a 69 (-3) to share the team lead with VanArragon in Round 3. His strong round featured five birdies as he enjoyed his best round of the tournament by six strokes.

Freshman Mason Bonn rounded out a good week on the links with a 73 (+1) in Round 3. He finished at 213 (-3) to take third in the event as the Beacons owned two of the top three spots.

Wright State edged the hosts by a single stroke for the team title as the Raiders finished the event with an 854 (-10, 283-285-286). Valpo had the best Round 3 team score of any participating squad at 283 (-5) to finish the event at 855 (-9, 288-284-283).

Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) remained a picture of consistency, carding his third straight even par round on Tuesday. He finished the tournament at 216 (E), seventh on the player leaderboard.

Golfing as an individual, Sam Booth showed off the depth of Valpo’s roster by enjoying a top-10 finish. He rounded out his prosperous tournament with a 72 (E) on Tuesday to finish the week at 217 (+1), tied for eighth in the field.

Freshman Anthony Delisanti (Saborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) was the fifth Valpo player in the top 10, tying for 10th at 219 (+3). He closed out his week with a 74 (+1) on Tuesday.

Inside the Round

VanArragon finished a tournament four strokes under par for the fourth time in his collegiate career. He tied his own marks for seventh in the program record book.

VanArragon’s 69 on Tuesday represented his season-low round and was one stroke away from a personal best.

Willis’ 69 on Tuesday tied his career low and represented his best 18-hole score so far this season.

Bonn joined the following players who have finished tournaments at three under or better since the program’s 2009 relaunch: VanArragon (5x), Peter Webb (3x), Nick Seitz, Charlie Toman, Garrett Willis, Austin Gaugert and Jared Magoline.

The team’s 54-hole score of 854 was the second best in program history behind 842 at the Golfweek Program Challenge in September 2014. By finishing 10 strokes under par, Valpo achieved its second-best 54-hole score in relation to par as well, behind only the minus-22 at the aforementioned Golfweek event. Valpo outdid its previous second-best tournament showing of all time, which was at the team’s home tournament in 2019 (858, -6).

The 18-hole team score of 283 in Round 3 tied for the fourth-best 18-hole round in program history. By finishing five strokes under par, Valpo also tied for the fourth-best 18-hole round in relation to par in the program record book.

Valpo finished with the best par-3 scoring in the tournament at 3.05 (+3) while also owning the best par-5 scoring 4.53. The Beacons were behind only Wright State on par-4 holes with a 4.17 average.

Five different Valpo players all shot eagles in the tournament. After four Beacon eagles on Monday, VanArragon achieved the fifth on the par-5 first hole on Tuesday.

The Beacons produced 55 birdies over the three rounds, the second-most in the event. Kostouros had a team-high 13, while Willis, VanArragon and Bonn turned in 11 apiece.

Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring

“Our guys love to compete and all seven of them really put in a terrific effort in the final round.  They were relentless in their pursuit of winning the tournament and played hard right down to the final hole. Wright State has played very well in all of their tournaments this fall, and it was thrilling to have the adrenaline juices flowing and trying to overcome their 36-hole lead.”

“While there’s a level of disappointment in falling one shot short of first place, there were many positives to take from the tournament. Our best round of the three was our final round, and I was very pleased with the five under performance, especially with the intermittent rain all day. Five of our seven players moved up in the individual standings today, and five of them finished in the Top 10 of the 75-player field. We led the field in Par-3 scoring and Mason Bonn was tied for the top individual in Par-3 scoring at two under. Also, we led the field in Par-5 scoring and Yianni Kostouros was tied for the top individual in Par 5 scoring at eight under. Our team was second in birdie and first in eagle production, with five different players making an eagle in the tournament. Our scoring improved with each round.”

“The tournament gave us another tremendous boost of confidence and we feel we can be competitive in every event that we play. Mason had his best tournament as a Beacon and Caleb earned his third medalist runner-up finish this calendar year. Our starting five had nine rounds of par or better, and that is an awesome performance on a challenging golf course in rainy weather. We have some more work to do before our next tournament at Drake. We will enjoy this finish and look forward to the next time we can compete.”

Up Next

The team’s next tournament will begin on Monday, Sept. 27 in West Des Moines, Iowa as Valpo partakes in the Zach Johnson Invitational, which is hosted by Drake at Glen Oaks CC.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE: ‘Dons Wrap Up Cardinal Classic on Tuesday

YORKTOWN, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf team wrapped up its appearance at the Cardinal Classic on Tuesday (Sept. 21), finishing the tournament in seventh. The Mastodons’ team score of 930 is the third-best 54-hole score in program history.

Laura Caetano fired a 78 in her last round, which featured 12 pars. She tied with fellow Mastodon Taylor Norman in 27th with a two-day total of 232. Norman shot a 232 with an 81 on her final day. She had a birdie on the 325-yard 17th hole, then finished with a par.

Emma Schroeder finished her week with a 77-79-77-233. She placed 32nd after finishing her day with a pair of birdies on 17 and 18. The Fort Wayne native also dropped a birdie on the 325-yard par-4 eighth. Anna Olafsdottir shot 85 on Tuesday for a two-day total of 236. She birdied the 499-yard par-5 15th hole to place 43rd. Kennedy Brooker rounded out the Mastodons’ lineup, shooting 76-80-85-241 to finish in 57th. She had eight pars.

As a team, the Mastodons beat a pair of Horizon League teams: Oakland and Northern Kentucky.

Purdue Fort Wayne will be back on the course in five days at the Golden Grizzlies Invitational in Rochester, Michigan.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE: King Crowned Horizon League Runner of the Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Horizon League announced on Tuesday (Sept. 21) Purdue Fort Wayne sophomore student-athlete Madison King was awarded the Nike Women’s Runner of the Week honors.

The Noblesville, Ind. native ran a 22:13 6K, and placed eighth overall, on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Spartan Invitational, hosted by Michigan State. The 6K was her second fastest time of her career as a Mastodon. King out-ran a number of student-athletes at high profiled schools such as Michigan State and Division II powerhouse Grand Valley State. Her eighth place finish was also her third top 10 finish of the season. She placed eighth at the Mike Baumer Classic on Friday, Sept. 3 and sixth at the IUPUI Jaguar Invite. 

She is the first Mastodon to win a league cross country athlete of the week honor since Emma Rafuse was awarded Summit League Athlete of the Week back on Oct. 16, 2018. King is the first Mastodon to win a Horizon League weekly honor. 

The Mastodons will be back in action on Friday and Saturday Oct. 1 and Oct. 2. A group of student-athletes will travel to Huntington, Ind. to compete in the Huntington Invitational, hosted by Huntington University on Friday, Oct. 1. A second group of student-athletes will travel to Louisville, Ky. to compete in the Live In Lou Classic, hosted by the University of Louisville, on Saturday, Oct. 2.

VALPO: Women’s Golf Closes Out Cardinal Classic

The Valparaiso University women’s golf team received balanced scoring on the final day of the Cardinal Classic, as three players tied for the team’s best Round-3 score and all five players finished within two strokes of one another. Tuesday’s round closed out a two-day, 54-hole event hosted by Ball State at the par-72, 6204-yard Players Club in Yorktown, Ind.

How It Happened

Senior Payton Hodson (Middleton, Wis. / Middleton), senior Morgan Kier (Brownsburg, Ind. / Brownsburg) and junior Cailey Rooker (St. Joseph, Mich. / St. Joseph) each carded an 81 to share the team lead in Round 3.

Hodson finished at the forefront of that group on the tournament leaderboard with a three-round score of 242.

Freshman Anna Fay (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills) led the team in the event, posting a 54-hole score of 239. She closed out her week with an 82 in Round 3.

The Beacons finished with a 969 over the three rounds, tied for 15th on the team leaderboard. Akron took the team title at 912 (+48), while Bowling Green’s Kayla Davis defeated Taylor’s Nicole Jung on a playoff hole to earn medalist honors.

Up Next

The Beacons will return to action on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Butler Fall Invitational, which will be held at Highland GC in Indianapolis. 

MARIAN MEN’S TENNIS: KNIGHTS OPEN CROSSROADS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT WITH 7-0 WIN OVER ST. FRANCIS

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Pendleton, Ind. – The Marian men’s tennis team handled their business on Tuesday afternoon, winning 7-0 over St. Francis in the quarterfinal round of the Crossroads League Tournament. Marian’s win gives them a 7-2 overall record this fall, as they advance to the semfinals.

With St. Francis unable to fill a full lineup, Marian needed just one win in doubles to clinch the point, and got it very quick as Mark Griffin and Andrew Ilett were able to take down Tannon Dishmna and Jerod May 6-1 at the No. 1 spot. Greg Fulling and Jared Thomas gave Marian the win in doubles as they won with a 6-4 score over Alfredo Tello and Steve Mullaney at No. 2 doubles. Hunter Sylvester and Armando Lopez earned a win by forfeit at No. 3 doubles.

Marian led 1-0 after doubles, and powered through singles as the entire lineup won their sets by scores of either 6-2, 6-1, or 6-0. Lopez was the first off the courts with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Will Daigle at No. 5 singles, and Jones McNamar clinched the match with a rapid 6-0, 6-0 win over May at No. 3 singles. Ilett won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 singles for the Knights’ third win, and Griffin defeated Tello 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Sylvester rounded out the action on the court with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles, and Dmitrii Voshchenkov earned a win by forfeit at No. 6 singles.

Marian will come back to their home courts on Thursday afternoon, hosting the winner of Grace and Goshen at 3:30 PM in the tournament semifinals.

MARIAN MEN’S GOLF: MARIAN REPEATS AS BILL BOCKWITZ CLASSIC CHAMPIONS

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INDIANAPOLIS – For the second conesecutive year, the Marian men’s golf team has won the annual Spring Arbor Bill Bockwitz Golf Classic, taking their first win of the season. Marian trailed Spring Arbor’s ‘A’ team by two strokes after the first round, but after firing a 296 in Monday’s second round they took control of the field, winning with a three-round score of 892 (303+296+293). Spring Arbor finished second overall, followed by Indiana Wesleyan and Grand Rapids CC.

Jay Williams anchored Marian’s lineup in Monday’s pair of rounds, shooting a 36-hole score of 148 to sit in a tie for second in the field. Williams scored a 76 in round one before firing a 72 in round two, shooting the lowest round of the day. Just behind Williams after play Monday was Seth Kestranek, as the Marian newcomer scored a 149 over 36 holes. Kestranek scored a 72 in his first round to tie Williams for the best round score on the team, before hitting a 77 after making the turn.

Marian had two other golfers in the top 10 after the first two rounds, with Matthew Chapman tied for sixth with a 77+74=151, while Patrick Guymon tied for 10th after Monday shooting a 78+76=154. Brandon Heffner was just behind Guymon, scoring an 81+74=155 in his first 36 holes of the event, as he tied for 18th on the opening day of the event.

On the final day the Knights five in the lineup came out shooting low, with the top-four each scoring a 74 or better. Williams and Kestranek kept their charge at the top of the leaderboard, with both players ending the event tied for the overall lead to earn co-champions. Williams shot a 74 on Tuesday, while Kestranek ended with a 73, giving both a 222 overall after 54-holes. For Williams, this marks the second time in the last three seasons he has been the champion of the Bill Bockwitz Golf Classic, while Kestranek earned his first Marian win in his team debut.

Shooting the lowest round of the day for Marian was Chapman, who hit a 72 on Tuesday to end with a total score of 223, tying for third place overall. Guymon finished tied for eighth overall with a 228 after shooting a 74 on the final round, and Heffner ended with a 232 firing a 77 in his final 18.

Playing as an individual in the field, Jake Bennett had a strong start, tying for 10th on Monday by scoring a 74+80=154. Bennett slipped off his pace closing on Tuesday, shooting a four-over par 76 to end his 54-holes with a total score of 232, ending in a tie with Heffner for 15th place overall.

Marian will be off until Ocotber 8 and 9, when they make the short trip north to Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, playing in the IWU Fall Invite.

IU EAST VOLLEYBALL: IU EAST 3, WVU TECH 1

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RICHMOND, Ind. – In front of the largest home crowd at Lingle Court this season, the Indiana University East volleyball team defeated River States Conference foe WVU Tech 25-15, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17 on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

IU East is now 9-6 overall and 4-0 in the conference, while the Golden Bears are 5-11, 1-2.

The win was also the 15th straight victory for the Red Wolves in RSC regular season matches. IU East leads the all-time series against WVU Tech 8-4.

Jessica Swimm led the Red Wolves with a dozen kills, while Mariah Wyatt and Brooke Lepper finished with eight apiece. Hallie Holbrook added seven kills.

Reece Shirley ran the IU East offense with 32 assists, while Sammei Fulkerson-Bird contributed six assists. Jenna Mitchell had five aces.

Defensively, Shirley topped the squad with 13 digs and Fulkerson-Bird finished with 11.

Teah Barrett Matthews had five blocks with Wyatt and Lepper adding four each.

This weekend, the Red Wolves take a trip to Pennsylvania to face RSC opponents Carlow University on Friday and Point Park University on Saturday. The match with Carlow starts at 7 p.m.

IU EAST MEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT LAWRENCE TECH CLASSIC – DAY 2 RECAP

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GAYLORD, Mich. – Rafael Beirana finished 10th for the top individual placing for the Indiana University East men’s golf team at the Lawrence Technological University Blue Devil Classic, which concluded Sept. 21.

Beirana finished with a 36-hole score of 144 on the par 70, 6,357-yard Tradition course at Treetops Resort.

IU East finished fifth in the team standings with a 36-hole score of 589, the Red Wolves’ second-best 36-hole score of the fall season.

Jake Miller (12th place), Kyle Cochran (18th place) and Angel Del Valle (20th place) also earned top-20 finishes in the 58-player field.

Northwestern Ohio claimed the team title with a score of 564. UNOH’s Michael Robson was medalist with a 135.

IU East’s next event is the River States Conference Fall Preview starting Sept. 27 at Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind.

WABASH FOOTBALL: Annee Earns D3football.com Team of the Week Honors

Wabash College senior punter Joey Annee has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.

Annee was selected to the Team of the Week after averaging 48.1 yards per punt Saturday versus Allegheny. He punted eight times for a total of 385 yards. Annee connected on one punt of 71 yards, his second-longest punt of the season and sixth-longest by a Division III player this season. Three of Annee’s punts ended inside the 20-yard line.

Annee is currently ranked second among Division III punters this season with an average of 45.2 yards per punt. He earned Preseason First Team All-America honors from D3football.com.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | TU Triumphs in OT as Vander Kolk Locks in Career Night

UPLAND, Ind. – After nearly 100 minutes of play, the Trojan men’s soccer team ended the match in dramatic fashion, beating Aquinas in overtime by a score of 2-1. Senior, Clay Vander Kolk, scored both goals for Taylor, the first two of his career.

The first 15 minutes of the match were all Trojans, as the team took three shots while lining up three corners on the side. Third time truly is the charm, as Taylor’s third shot found its way to the back of the net via Vander Kolk’s left foot.

James McBride attacked the left side of the field, beating a Saint defender before sending the ball into the box. Luke Holwerda, while sandwiched between two Saints, executed a no-look flick en route to Vander Kolk, who made one quick move before sneaking the ball into the right pocket of the net. Holwerda’s second assist of the season was a work of art, setting Vander Kolk up for his first career goal.

From that point on, the remainder of the first half was fairly quiet as the two teams combined for a total of three additional shots, none of which landed on frame. TU went into the half up 1-0.

Aquinas opened the final-45 with fury, however, dominating control of the ball which soon culminated in a 1-1 tie. The Saints worked a corner kick that took the shape of a sharp strike to the middle of the box, where an Aquinas defender headed the ball into the net’s left pocket.

The play grew aggressive as the teams duked it out through the final 30 minutes of regulation, and Aquinas managed to take nine additional shots while the Trojans only took three. Both nets stayed clean, though, as the half ended in a 1-1 tie.

Taylor began overtime play with a hunger for the ball, which cultivated two shots prior to the team’s eighth corner kick of the night. Captain, Quinn Partain, lined it up and sent a lefty strike that found its way into the net, only after Vander Kolk performed a bit of magic first. With some sort of sleight of head, the Grand Rapids, Michigan, native sent his hometown team packing with a heart-breaking loss.

Vander Kolk scored the first two goals of his career, earning the senior his first career multi-goal match. Partain picked up his second assist on the season, giving him a team-leading total of eight points.

TU is off to its best start since 2012, when the Trojans began the year 5-1.

Taylor (5-2-0) will be back in action inside Turner Stadium on Saturday, September 25, when the Trojans kick off league play against Mount Vernon Nazarene (4-2-0).

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Jung Ties for Medalist Honors at Cardinal Classic

YORKTOWN, Ind. –  Taylor’s Nicole Jung knew she needed a birdie on her last hole to have any chance to tie for medalist honors on Tuesday during the final round of the Cardinal Classic. Playing the 339-yard, par-4 12th hole to finish her round, Jung fired a knock-down 8-iron to 15 feet below the hole and coolly rolled in the birdie putt for a final round 71 that earned the fifth-year senior a tie with Bowling Green State’s Kayla Davis for medalist honors.

Jung, a four-time NAIA All-American and two-time Crossroads League Player of the Year, proved her talent yet again, this time in an 18-team field featuring exclusively NCAA Division I teams.

The Santa Cruz, Bolivia native carded the only under par round on Tuesday as wet and windy weather created challenging scoring conditions on the 6,205-yard, par-72 layout of The Players Club at Woodland Trails. Jung entered the final round in a tie for fourth, six shots behind the overnight leader but steadily climbed the leaderboard during the final round with incredibly solid play. Jung bogeyed her opening hole, the difficult par-3 13th, and carded 15 pars and two birdies from that point on.

Jung fell in a playoff for the medalist trophy when Davis’s birdie on the par-4 first hole eclipsed Jung’s par.

Thanks to Jung’s stellar final round the No. 18 Trojans were able to climb one spot in the team standings, finishing in 14th place in the 16-team field as the only non-NCAA Division I team.

Taylor managed a team score of 316 during the final round, which was a better final round score than Ball State, Purdue Fort Wayne, Valparaiso, and Northern Kentucky.

Sophomore Elizabeth Kemper added a 79 during the final round for TU while the Trojans also counted an 82 from freshman Ellie Beavins and an 84 from freshman Ellie Karst. Freshman Sabrina Langerak tallied an 87 in the final round.

The Trojans will return to action this weekend as TU travels to South Bend for the Battle at Blackthorn.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Brackenbury Celebrated as National Defensive Player of the Week

KANSAS CITY – The NAIA released its fourth installment of weekly awards, in which Trojan goalie, Hannah Brackenbury, was recognized at the national level as the Defensive Player of the Week. The TU junior was chosen among 18 total nominees for the award.

During Taylor’s most recent undefeated week, Brackenbury nearly doubled her nation-leading shutout number by piling up three more as the Trojans extended their program-record shutout-streak to seven. Throughout Taylor’s three-win week, the junior goalie secured seven saves while maintaining her perfect 0.0 goals-against average for the season.

Brackenbury now has 22 total saves on the year, dominating the net in Taylor’s 630 scoreless-minutes of undefeated play.

Brackenbury was also recognized at the conference level as the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week, which was the first weekly honor of her career. With the latest NAIA award, the Grand Haven, Michigan, native adds yet another achievement to her standout junior season.

Furthermore, the stud goalie’s national award is not only the first of her career, but also just the second such award received by a Trojan in the era of head coach Scott Stan, which began back in 2008.

TU Athletics now boasts two NAIA National Player-of-the-Week awards thus far in the 2021-2022 athletic year.

Brackenbury and the RV Trojans (7-0-0) return to action on Saturday, September 25, when they kick off league play against Mount Vernon Nazarene (3-3-0) at 7:00 pm.

ANDERSON: Men’s Soccer: Bossman Leads Ravens with Hat Trick of Assists

Bossman Leads Ravens with Hat Trick of Assists

Anderson University men’s soccer freshman Jordan Bossman (Gahanna, Ohio/Westerville North) led the Ravens with a hat trick of assists as Anderson charged past Berea College with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday at Macholtz Stadium.

The Ravens (3-5) and the Mountaineers (1-5-1) closed out the first half with a 1-1 tie. Anderson pulled away with three goals in the second half.

Anderson found the scoreboard in the 18th minute as Drew Vaughn (Beavercreek, Ohio/Beavercreek) found the back of the net off a free kick. During the 22nd minute, Julio Vargas-Aguilera delivered a game-tying goal for Berea off a free kick. The match remained tied for the rest of the half.

“We struggled mightily in the first half with turnovers and not being able to keep the ball,” Coach Scott Fridley said. “They made it difficult to penetrate the final third of the field. We are fouling way too much to keep success. We have to do a better job getting goal-scoring opportunities in the beginning of the match. An early goal may take some pressure off our shoulders.”

Anderson’s offense sparked in the second half. During the 51st minute, Victor Silva (Paramount, Calif./St. Matthias Catholic) headed in a cross from Jaxon Gillig (Carmel, Ind.). Gillig and Bossman each provided assists. During the 69th minute, Caleb Opoku (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington) sent a pass to Stephen Fite (Cincinnati, Ohio/Homeschool). Anderson received a favorable deflection from Berea’s defense and Fite gave the Ravens a 3-1 lead. Opuku and Bossman were credited with assists. During the 82nd minute, Bossman booted a pass forward to Rico Mandolini (Perrysville, Ind./Covington Community). Mandolini utilized the space from Bossman’s pass and Mandolini sent a cross to Sam Rowlison (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) and Rowlison finished the goal. Mandolini and Bossman each tallied assists.

“We had a good balanced attack in the second half. We needed that for our confidence. I am proud of the boys for sticking to it and working through our first-half issues.”

The Ravens also got to utilize the opportunity to play deeper into their lineup.

“We got to play a lot of guys. Getting more experience for our young team is critical.”

Bossman provided three assists. Vaughn, Silva, Fite and Rowlison each notched goals. The Ravens also received assists from Gillig, Pouku and Mandolini.

Opoku led the Ravens with four intercepts while Luke Burkle (Muncie, Ind./Delta) paced the Ravens with two steals.

Danny Moro-Medina (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) saw six shots and came up with five saves. Josh Brown (Thompson’s Station, Tenn./Columbia Academy) saved the only shot he faced.

Fite registered five shots and one shot on goal. Usman Kamara (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) contributed three shots and one shot on goal. Rowlison and Silva each turned in two shots and one shot on goal. Dalton Grubbs (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), Matthew Murray (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and Vaughn each put their only shot on frame. Caleb Gonser (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute South) added a shot.

The Ravens outshot the Mountaineers 16-10. Both teams tallied seven shots on goal apiece.

Anderson takes on Trine University (4-3) on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the AU Soccer Fields.

RHIT Men’s Soccer Falls 2-0 to Unbeaten North Central

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — North Central College scored a pair of first half goals to improve to 9-0 on the season and pick up a 2-0 victory over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in men’s soccer action on Tuesday night.

Herman Nesby scored in the sixth minute on an assist from Dane Richardson for the Cardinals.  The second goal came in the 29th minute on a penalty kick by Johnny Kraemer.

Rose-Hulman tallied seven shots against the Cardinals defense.  AJ Yilmaz and Matt Fix led the Rose-Hulman offense with two shots each.

Michael Trinh paced the Fightin’ Engineer defensive performance with three saves.

Rose-Hulman stands 3-3-1 on the year and returns to action at home against Ohio Northern University on Saturday at 3 pm.

RHIT Volleyball – Koop School Record Leads to Win

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology sophomore Sophia Koop tied a 25-year old school record with 27 kills to lead the Fightin’ Engineers to a 5-set home victory over Webster University on Tuesday at Hulbert Arena.

Koop smashed 27 kills with just 4 hitting errors at a .365 hitting percentage to lead the Fightin’ Engineer offense.  Her kills total ties the school record set by Molly Lambert in a victory over Oakland City University in 1996.

The effort helped Rose-Hulman earn a 25-19, 18-25, 29-27, 23-25, 15-8 victory in the 2021 home opener.

Koop was one of four Rose-Hulman players with double figure kills in the match.  Elizabeth Canon added 15 kills, Allie Fults had 13, and Kate Wood contributed 11 kills to the attack. 

The team total of 70 assists in the match ranks as a school record, and the squad’s 75 kills rank No. 3 in program history. 

Jillian Gregg led the team with 35 assists, and sophomore Sophia Harrison added 29 assists on the night.

Harrison led the team with 4 service aces.  Koop added 3 and Claudia Rowan recorded 2.  Fults led the front row effort with four total blocks.

Defensively, five players recorded double figures digs for the Engineers.  Kylie Rathbun had a team-high 21 digs.  Koop added 16 digs, and Harrison had 14.  Gregg tallied 13 and Rowan pitched in 12 on the evening.

Rose-Hulman improved to 6-6 on the season, while Webster dropped to 6-6.  The Fightin’ Engineers host the Rose-Hulman Invitational this weekend, starting Friday with matches against Concordia Chicago and WashU.

VINCENNES: Trailblazer golf places seventh at John A. Logan Fall Invitational

MARION, Ill. – The Vincennes University golf team hit the road Monday and Tuesday to take part in the John. A Logan Fall Invitational at Kokopelli.

Monday featured the first two rounds of the tournament. After round one of the day, sophomore Bryce Kirchner (North Vernon, Ind.) led the Blazers with an opening round 75.

Freshman Paxton Schwomeyer (Oakland City, Ind.) finished a shot behind with a first round 76.

Luke VanDeventer (Columbus, Ind.), Zeke Niehaus (Evansville, Ind.) and Dominic DePass (Washington, Ind.) rounded out the VU five with a 79 from VanDeventer, 82 from Niehaus and 83 from DePass.

VU looked to regroup and improve on the second round of the day, but ultimately the scores fell back.

Schwomeyer finished as the low-man for Vincennes in round two, finishing with a second round 74.

Kirchner ended round two with a 79. Niehaus shot an 81, with DePass and VanDeventer finishing with an 82 and 85 respectively.

The first day team total of 628 placed the Blazers in seventh out of nine teams.

The third round of the tournament to be played Tuesday morning was rained out, sending the Blazers home with their seventh place finish.

“I was disappointed in our first two rounds and was looking forward to an opportunity to play Tuesday until it was rained out,” VU Golf coach Dennis Chattin said. “I know we are capable of playing better than we did.”

The Blazers will hit the links next on Monday, Oct. 4 when VU hosts the Mid-West Athletic Conference (MWAC) Fall Championships at Sultan’s Run Golf Club in Jasper, Ind.

“I think we struggled with the very large greens that Kokopelli presents,” Chattin added. “We struggled with the large greens at Rend Lake as well. I know without having practice green facilities it is really affecting us.”

“There is no substitute for being able to practice putting. It is such a large part of the game, with almost half your score occurring either putting or with short trips. We really need to step it up at our conference tournament at Sultan’s Run. The greens there have a lot of undulation, so we just need to putt better.”

TEAM RESULTS

Indian Hills – 287, 281 – 568

Central College (IA) – 297, 295 – 592

John A. Logan – 301, 292 – 593

Fontbonne – 302, 311 – 613

Rend Lake – 310, 306 – 616

Mineral Area – 309, 309 – 618

VINCENNES – 312, 316 – 628

Lewis & Clark – 324, 323 – 647

State Fair – 332, 330 – 662

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Paxton Schwomeyer – 76, 74 – 150

Bryce Kirchner – 75, 79 – 154

Zeke Niehaus – 82, 81 – 163

Luke VanDeventer – 79, 85 – 164

Dominic DePass – 83, 82 – 165

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1911       Cy Young wins his 511th and final career game when he blanks the Pirates at Forbes Field, 1-0. The 35-101 Rustlers have won only three contests in 22 attempts against Pittsburgh this season, with two of the victories coming on shutouts thrown by the 44 year-old veteran right-hander, who was obtained by Boston on waivers from Cleveland in late July.

1912       At Sportsman’s Park against the Browns, Eddie Collins becomes the first player to steal six bases in one game for the second time. The Philadelphia A’s second baseman’s feat of thievery continues to be the major league mark.

1925       Robins starter Burleigh Grimes accounts for seven outs in just three plate appearances in the team’s 3-2 loss to Chicago, a 12-inning game played at Cubs Park. The Brooklyn right-hander follows grounding into two double plays by hitting into a 6-4-3-2 triple play.

1926       At Ebbets Field, the aging 18-year veteran outfielder Zack Wheat hits his last homer as a Dodger but severely pulls a muscle nearing second. The future Hall of Famer needs to rest nearly five minutes before reaching home plate, making his trip around the bases the most extended home run trot in major league history.

1936       The Tigers record the most one-sided pair of shutouts in a doubleheader, sweeping St. Louis at Navin Field, 12-0 and 14-0. Both Detroit starters go the distance, with Elden Auker throwing a five-hitter in the opener and Tommy Bridges limiting the Browns to three hits in the nightcap.

1947       On an off day, the Dodgers clinched the National League pennant when Chicago beats the Cardinals in the nightcap of twin bill’s nightcap. Although it is past midnight when the good news about their beloved team reaches the borough, Brooklynites begin to gather on Flatbush for an impromptu celebration.

1948       Stan Musial, for the fourth time this season, has five hits in five at-bats to set a National League record and ties the major league mark established by Ty Cobb. Stan the Man’s hits, including a double and home run, come off five different pitchers on five consecutive pitches in the Cardinals’ 8-2 victory at Braves Field in Boston.

1954       Karl Spooner, in his major league debut, blanks the Giants at Ebbets Field, 3-0. The 23 year-old Dodger southpaw fans 15 batters, including six straight, recording the most strikeouts in a rookie’s first appearance.

1957       Duke Snider, with his second round-tripper in the Dodgers’ 7-3 victory over Philadelphia, hits his 40th home run, tying Ralph Kiner’s National League record of five consecutive seasons with forty or more homers. The Duke of Flatbush’s seventh-inning homer off future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts will prove to be the last one ever hit at Ebbets Field.

1959       After the White Sox clinch the pennant by beating the second-place Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 4-2, Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley orders the city air raid sirens to blast. The flag marks the South-siders’ first American League championship since the notorious Black Sox’s title 40 years ago.

1961       In the Orioles’ 8-5 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park, Jim Gentile hits his fifth grand slam of the year to tie the major league record established in 1955 by Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks. Each of the first baseman’s four-run homers has come with Chuck Estrada pitching for Baltimore.

1962       Al Jackson suffers his 20th loss when Chicago beats the Mets at the Polo Grounds, 8-2. The New York southpaw joins Roger Craig in reaching the dubious number of defeats, making the pair the first teammates since Bucky Walters and Joe Bowman of the 1936 Phillies to become 20-game losers on the same National League team.

1964       Larry Dierker, who will have a long relationship with the franchise, including stints as a broadcaster and manager, becomes the last rookie to make his major league debut as a Colt .45. On his 18th birthday, the right-hander starts, taking the loss when San Francisco defeats Houston, 7-3.

1966       With only 413 patrons in attendance to see New York’s 4-1 loss to the White Sox, the team’s head of media relations denies veteran broadcaster Red Barber’s request for a camera to scan the empty stands. The Ol’ Redhead reportedly loses his job when he tells his audience, “I don’t know what the paid attendance is today, but whatever it is, it is the smallest crowd in the history of Yankee Stadium, and this crowd is the story, not the game.”

1966       The Orioles clinched their first pennant representing Baltimore when Jim Palmer goes the distance, beating Lew Krausse and the A’s at Municipal Stadium, 6-1. The franchise’s last flag was raised in St. Louis in 1944 when the team was known as the Browns.

1968       Utility player Cesar Tovar becomes the second major leaguer to play one inning at each position when he plays right field in the ninth in the Twins’ 3-2 victory over Oakland at Metropolitan Stadium. A’s shortstop Bert Campaneris was the first to field all of the positions in a 1965 contest against California.

1969       Willie Mays, joining Yankee legend Babe Ruth, becomes the second major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs. The historic two-run homer is delivered as a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning off Padres hurler Mike Corkins and proves to be the difference in the Giants’ 4-2 victory at Qualcomm Stadium.

1969       During the team’s 4-2 victory over the Padres, Giant outfielder Bobby Bonds establishes a big-league record when he strikes out for the 176th time this season. The California native will finish the year with 187, extending the dubious mark next season with two additional strikeouts.

1971       The Pirates clinch their second consecutive National League Eastern Divisional flag when they defeat the second-place Cardinals at Busch Stadium, 5-1. Luke Walker and Dave Giusti combine to toss a six-hitter to best the future Hall of Fame right-hander Bob Gibson, who no-hit the Bucs last month in his only other start against the team.

1976       Right-hander Don Sutton goes the distance to become a twenty-game winner for the first and last time when Los Angeles beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-1. The future Hall of Famer will compile a 324-256 (.559) record during his 23-year big-league tenure, playing for the Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, Angels, and the A’s.

1977       Bert Blyleven no-hits the Angels, 6-0. A batter reaching on a third-inning error, erased on a double play, and a walk, issued with two outs in the ninth, account for the only two baserunners in the game for Anaheim.

1986       🇲🇽 Dodger hurler Fernando Valenzuela (20-10) two-hits Houston en route to a 9-2 victory at the Astrodome. The 25 year-old southpaw becomes the first Mexican to win 20 games in the major leagues.

1987       Future Hall of Famer Wade Boggs collects his 200th hit for the fifth straight season. The Red Sox third baseman will reach the 200-hit mark for the next two years before the streak ends in 1990.

1987       Chicago sends Dickie Noles to the Tigers for a player to be named later. Next month, the right-handed pitcher is returned to the Cubs as that player to be named later.

1988       The Mets clinch their fourth NL East title when Ron Darling goes the distance, defeating Philadelphia at Shea Stadium, 3-1. The Amazins also copped the division flag in 1969, 1973, and 1986.

1993       The long career of Ranger right-hander Nolan Ryan, who had announced his plans to retire at the end of the season, comes to an abrupt end when the Texas starter leaves the game in the first inning after injuring his right elbow. The future Hall of Famer, who gives up five runs without retiring a batter, will throw just one more pitch after giving up a grand slam to Dann Howitt in the 7-4 loss to Seattle at the Kingdome.

1993       The Rockies establish the major league home attendance record with 4,483,350 patrons attending games at Denver’s Mile High Stadium. The expansion team will average 55,350 fans per game during their inaugural season.

1996       Barry Larkin becomes the first shortstop to become a member of the 30-30 club when he goes deep off Donovan Osborne in the fifth inning in the Reds’ 6-3 victory over St. Louis. The future Hall of Fame infielder joins teammate Eric Davis as only the second Cincinnati player to accomplish the feat.

1997       Thanks to the Mets beating the Marlins, the Braves, before their 3-2 win over the Expos, capture the National League East title. The title is the sixth straight division flag for Atlanta, which breaks the major league record.

1998       Jose Canseco, in the Blue Jays’ 7-3 victory over Baltimore at the SkyDome, hits his 45th and 46th home runs, setting a new career-high. The Toronto DH will finish his 17-year major league career with 462 round-trippers, but his admitted use of steroids will taint his accomplishment.

1998       Mariner Ken Griffey Jr., with his American League-leading 54th and 55th home runs of the season, joins Babe Ruth (Yankees, 1930-32) and Lou Gehrig (Yankees, 1926-34) as the only players to drive in 140 or more runs in at least three consecutive seasons. During his 22-year tenure in the major leagues, Junior will average 111 runs batted in per season.

1998       Braves backup backstop Eddie Perez’s solo home run in Atlanta’s 4-1 win over Florida is the team’s 208th round-tripper this season, breaking a 32 year-old franchise record. Atlanta will finish the season with 215 homers, with Andres Galarraga being the club leader with 44.

1998       John Olerud ties Barry Bonds’ National League record of reaching base 15 consecutive times when he walks in the first inning. The Mets’ first baseman will ground out in the third, falling one short of the 1957 major league mark set by Ted Williams.

1998       Tony Clark becomes the first Detroit player since Rudy York (1940-41) to collect 100 RBIs in his first two full seasons in the Motor City. The Tigers’ first baseman finishes the season with 103 runs batted in after driving in 117 last season.

2000       The Astros, surpassing the 1997 Rockies, establish a new National League team single-season home run mark, hitting their 240th in a 12-5 loss to Cincinnati at Cinergy Field. The slugfest features nine home runs, with the home team hitting six and Houston going deep three times.

2000       At Cinergy Field, Astros’ Jose Lima gives up his 47th home run of the season, passing the National League record established in 1956 by Robin Roberts. Bert Blyleven holds the distinction of serving up 50 gopher balls as a Twin in 1986 to set the major league mark.

2000       Mets’ closer Armando Benitez blanks the Phillies in the ninth for his 39th save, breaking southpaw John Franco’s club record. The left-handed bullpen veteran also appeared in the Mets’ 9-6 win.

2002       Chicago’s first baseman Fred McGriff becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in a season for five different teams (Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Devil Rays, and Cubs). The Crime Dog’s first inning PNC poke also sets a record for being the 42nd major league park in which he’s gone yard, one more than Ellis Burks of the Indians.

2002       In the last game ever played at Cinergy Field, the Phillies complete a three-game sweep, defeating the Reds, 4-3, in front of many of the team’s former superstars except for the banished Pete Rose. The popularity of the all-time hit leader becomes obvious when Tom Browning paints Rose’s uniform number 14 on the mound after the game, along with the crowd chanting, “Pete, Pete” as home plate gets ready for delivery next door to Great American Ball Park.

2002       Greg Maddux pitches seven innings of four-hit ball as the Braves beat the Marlins, 4-1. ‘Mad Dog’ joins Cy Young as one of only two pitchers in baseball history to win at least 15 games in 15 consecutive seasons.

2003       The Tigers established a new mark for futility in the American League, recording their 118th loss of the season. The 1916 A’s (36-117) had held the record before Detroit’s 12-6 defeat to the Royals.

2003       Alfonso Soriano hits his 13th leadoff home run of the season to establish a new major league mark. The Yankee second baseman shared the record with Brady Anderson, who led off with 12 round-trippers for the 1996 Orioles.

2003       For only the third time in major league history, a Korean pitcher and a Japanese pitcher oppose one another as Expos’ hurler Tomo Ohka faces Jae Weong Seo as starters at Shea Stadium. Both Pacific Rim right-handers throw well, but neither gets the decision as Montreal beats the Mets on misplayed fly balls in the ninth, 4-2.

2004       When he whiffs Albert Pujols in the 3-2 loss to the Cardinals, Ben Sheets breaks the Brewers’ single-season strikeout record. The 26 year-old Louisiana native surpasses Teddy Higuera’s mark of 240 established in 1987.

2005       On the day he is scheduled to return to the team after rehabilitating his right knee and left ankle at home, the Orioles inform Rafael Palmeiro not to report to the team. The first baseman/DH, who tested positive for steroids earlier in the season, continues to stir up more controversy as the 40-year-old veteran states the reason for failing the drug test is due to a vitamin B-12 shot given by his teammate, Miguel Tejada.

2005       An American Society of Microbiology’s study of the number of people washing their hands after using a public restroom reports 83 percent of patrons take advantage of the available soap and water. Of the 6,300 bathroom users monitored, the data reveals Turner Field to have the worst hygiene showing nearly a quarter of the patrons (37% male and 16% female) did not wash their hands after using the facilities during a Braves game.

2009       Diamondback slugger Mark Reynolds establishes a new single-season strikeout mark for the second year in a row when he misses a 1-2 breaking ball from Madison Bumgarner, his 205th K of the campaign. Before breaking his own dubious mark and extending it with another whiff in the sixth inning, the 26 year-old third baseman collected his 100th RBI of the season in Arizona’s 10-8 Chase Field victory over San Francisco.

2010       Jose Lopez hits three home runs in the Mariners’ 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The third baseman’s trio of round-trippers, collected off three different pitchers, accounts for nearly a third of his ten homers this season.

2010       The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team’s general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers’ 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

2011       Thanks to Shane Victorino’s million-dollar pledge, the renovated 105-year-old Nicetown Boys & Girls Club celebrates its grand opening. The inner-city facility, now named after the Phillies’ All-Star center fielder, is only the second club in the country to bear the name of a major leaguer, with the ‘Flying Hawaiian’ sharing the distinction with Willie Mays.

2011       According to the Associated Press, Leo Nunez, placed on the Marlins’ restricted list without the club listing a reason, needs to return to the Dominican Republic to deal with legal issues concerning fake identification documents. The 29 year-old right-handed closer, whose real name is Juan Oviedo, used his childhood friend’s ID to receive a more lucrative deal due to being believed only to be 16 years of age instead of 17 when signing his first major league contract.

2012       Gio Gonzalez becomes the second pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games when Washington beats Milwaukee at Nationals Park, 10-4. The 27-year-old southpaw joins Ross Grimsley, who accomplished the feat in 1978 when the club played in Montreal as the Expos.

2013       Felix Hernandez, making his first appearance since suffering a strained oblique, sets a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings when he whiffs ten batters before the fifth frame in the Mariners’ 3-2 victory at Angel Stadium. The fans aren’t the only ones buzzing during King Felix’s performance, as a swarm of bees in the outfield delays the contest for 23 minutes during the third inning.

2018       The Dodgers establish a franchise record for team home runs hit in one season for the second consecutive year when Yasmani Grandal goes deep in the bottom of the sixth inning in the team’s 7-2 victory over the Padres. The catcher’s round-tripper was the club’s 222nd of the campaign, surpassing last year’s total with seven games left on the schedule.

2019       En route to clinching a playoff spot, the Cardinals beat the Cubs 3-2, completing the team’s first four-game sweep at Wrigley Field in 98 seasons. The series marks the first time in a century a home team has dropped four consecutive one-run decisions against the same opponent, with Chicago losing five straight one-run games for the first time since 1915.

2019       After dropping a 12-8 decision to the Twins, the Royals (100) join the Tigers (109), Marlins (101), and Orioles (105) in breaking the 2002 mark for the number of 100-loss teams playing in the major leagues in the same season. Conversely, the Dodgers (100), Yankees (102), and Astros (102) have won a hundred or more games, marking three straight years three teams have posted triple-digit victories.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay9359.61248 – 2945 – 3048 – 2419 – 1314 – 174 – 6L 1
Boston8765.572648 – 2939 – 3640 – 3020 – 1315 – 187 – 3W 6
Toronto8566.5637.543 – 3142 – 3538 – 3117 – 1316 – 167 – 3W 1
NY Yankees8567.559844 – 3341 – 3430 – 3722 – 1021 – 126 – 4W 2
Baltimore48103.31844.523 – 5125 – 5218 – 5210 – 2413 – 152 – 8L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox8566.56349 – 2736 – 3919 – 1438 – 2916 – 174 – 6L 2
Cleveland7476.49310.537 – 3837 – 3813 – 2139 – 2813 – 165 – 5W 1
Detroit7478.48711.541 – 3633 – 4218 – 1427 – 3918 – 167 – 3W 4
Kansas City6983.45416.536 – 3933 – 4412 – 2131 – 3514 – 195 – 5L 1
Minnesota6685.4371934 – 4032 – 4511 – 1833 – 3713 – 204 – 6W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston9061.59647 – 2843 – 3316 – 1219 – 1646 – 228 – 2W 3
Oakland8269.543840 – 3642 – 3315 – 1823 – 1033 – 325 – 5L 2
Seattle8269.543842 – 3340 – 3619 – 1515 – 1739 – 265 – 5W 3
LA Angels7279.4771838 – 3934 – 4016 – 1721 – 1224 – 413 – 7L 5
Texas5596.3643533 – 4222 – 5412 – 1710 – 1926 – 473 – 7L 3
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta7970.53037 – 3642 – 3440 – 3022 – 1211 – 145 – 5W 3
Philadelphia7774.510343 – 3334 – 4140 – 3017 – 1313 – 196 – 4W 1
NY Mets7378.483744 – 3329 – 4535 – 3413 – 1716 – 173 – 7L 1
Miami6487.4241640 – 3724 – 5032 – 3612 – 2017 – 175 – 5L 1
Washington6289.4111835 – 4327 – 4629 – 4613 – 1510 – 214 – 6W 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Y-Milwaukee9160.60342 – 3449 – 2614 – 1446 – 2523 – 95 – 5L 3
St. Louis8169.5409.542 – 3339 – 3617 – 1633 – 3120 – 1310 – 0W 10
Cincinnati7874.51313.540 – 3638 – 3817 – 1241 – 3111 – 223 – 7L 1
Chi Cubs6784.4442439 – 3728 – 4713 – 2131 – 3517 – 152 – 8L 1
Pittsburgh5794.3773434 – 4123 – 5316 – 1420 – 4911 – 216 – 4W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Y-San Francisco9853.64949 – 2649 – 2721 – 1120 – 1444 – 217 – 3W 1
Y-LA Dodgers9754.642152 – 2345 – 3124 – 917 – 1344 – 249 – 1W 3
San Diego7674.50721.544 – 3232 – 4214 – 1516 – 1732 – 362 – 8L 4
Colorado7080.46727.545 – 2825 – 5217 – 1214 – 1929 – 397 – 3L 2
Arizona48103.3185028 – 4520 – 5812 – 2013 – 1919 – 483 – 7L 3

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills110.5000.051230-1-01-0-01-1-01-0-01 W
Miami Dolphins110.5000.017510-1-01-0-01-1-01-1-01 L
New England Patriots110.5000.041230-1-01-0-01-1-01-1-01 W
New York Jets020.0001.020440-1-00-1-00-1-00-1-02 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Las Vegas Raiders2001.0000.059441-0-01-0-02-0-00-0-02 W
Denver Broncos2001.0000.050260-0-02-0-01-0-00-0-02 W
Kansas City Chiefs110.5001.068651-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-01 L
Los Angeles Chargers110.5001.037360-1-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Pittsburgh Steelers110.5000.040420-1-01-0-01-1-00-0-01 L
Baltimore Ravens110.5000.063681-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-01 W
Cleveland Browns110.5000.060541-0-00-1-01-1-00-0-01 W
Cincinnati Bengals110.5000.044441-0-00-1-00-0-00-0-01 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Houston Texans110.5000.058521-0-00-1-01-1-01-0-01 L
Tennessee Titans110.5000.046680-1-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 W
Indianapolis Colts020.0001.040550-2-00-0-00-0-00-0-02 L
Jacksonville Jaguars020.0001.034600-1-00-1-00-2-00-1-02 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Washington Football Team110.5000.046491-1-00-0-01-0-01-0-01 W
Philadelphia Eagles110.5000.043230-1-01-0-01-1-00-0-01 L
Dallas Cowboys110.5000.049480-0-01-1-00-1-00-0-01 W
New York Giants020.0001.042570-1-00-1-00-1-00-1-02 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
San Francisco 49ers2001.0000.058440-0-02-0-02-0-00-0-02 W
Los Angeles Rams2001.0000.061381-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-02 W
Arizona Cardinals2001.0000.072461-0-01-0-01-0-00-0-02 W
Seattle Seahawks110.5001.058490-1-01-0-00-0-00-0-01 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Green Bay Packers110.5000.038551-0-00-1-01-1-01-0-01 W
Chicago Bears110.5000.034511-0-00-1-00-1-00-0-01 W
Minnesota Vikings020.0001.057610-0-00-2-00-1-00-0-02 L
Detroit Lions020.0001.050760-1-00-1-00-2-00-1-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers2001.0000.079542-0-00-0-02-0-01-0-02 W
Carolina Panthers2001.0000.045212-0-00-0-01-0-01-0-02 W
New Orleans Saints110.5001.045291-0-00-1-01-1-00-1-01 L
Atlanta Falcons020.0002.031800-1-00-1-00-2-00-1-02 L

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England26175448301810-2-17-3-356
Nashville SC24101133923168-6-02-5-341
New York City FC2411584328158-2-23-3-638
Orlando City SC251087363607-4-23-4-538
CF Montreal251078363067-3-23-4-637
Atlanta25997353057-3-32-6-436
Philadelphia24987312567-3-32-5-435
D.C.2510411413658-0-32-4-834
Inter Miami CF2495102435-115-2-64-3-432
Columbus2687113035-56-3-32-4-831
New York237511292815-3-32-2-826
Chicago2565142440-165-4-41-1-1023
FC Cincinnati2448122444-201-5-53-3-720
Toronto FC2546152851-232-5-42-1-1118
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Sporting KC2513754326177-5-16-2-446
Seattle2413653620166-4-37-2-245
Colorado2412843524116-5-16-3-344
Los Angeles2511593740-37-2-44-3-538
Portland25114103642-67-2-34-2-737
Real Salt Lake251069413567-4-23-2-736
Minnesota249782729-27-2-32-5-534
Los Angeles FC259610383626-5-23-1-833
Vancouver247983034-46-2-41-7-430
San Jose257993238-63-3-64-6-330
FC Dallas2669113843-54-6-22-3-927
Houston26511103139-85-5-30-6-726
Austin2554162540-153-2-72-2-919

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
x-Connecticut Sun266.81315-111-512-310-014 W
x-Chicago Sky1616.50010.06-1010-610-55-51 W
x-New York Liberty1220.37514.07-95-116-92-81 W
Washington Mystics1220.37514.08-84-127-84-62 L
Atlanta Dream824.25018.04-124-126-92-82 L
Indiana Fever626.18820.04-122-144-112-87 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
x-Las Vegas Aces248.75013-311-511-48-24 W
x-Minnesota Lynx2210.6882.013-39-710-59-14 W
x-Seattle Storm2111.6563.011-510-69-65-51 W
x-Phoenix Mercury1913.5945.07-912-46-97-33 L
x-Dallas Wings1418.43810.07-97-97-85-51 W
Los Angeles Sparks1220.37512.08-84-122-133-71 L