HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA
New Castle 3 Richmond 1
Richmond 3 New Castle 1
Lafayette Jeff 9 North Montgomery 6
Avon 7 Logansport 3
Peru 14 Marion 4
Peru 13 Marion 3
Hamilton SE 12 Kokomo 1
Hamilton SE 9 Kokomo 8
Seton Catholic 13 Bethesda Chrisitan 7…CARDINALS: scored 9 runs in the top of the seventh. Cards stole eight bases. Jake Moynihan 3-5 3R 4RBI…Trey Pipenger 2-4 2R 2RBI
Seton Catholic 9 Bethesda Christian 1…..CARDINALS: Jake Moynihan 2-3 4RBI…Lennon Cornell 2RBI…Luke Leverton 3-4 3R…PITCHING: Leverton 7IP 5H 1R 1ER 17K 1BB
Jay County 5 Centerville 4
Centerville 4 Jay County 0
Franklin County 15 Union County 2…PATRIOTS managed only 4 hits…Mason Wicker and Eric Burdine had RBI’s
Union City 8 Winchester 5…INDIANS: Owen Dowler 3-4 3RBI…Camden LaFuze 2-3 2RBI…PITCHING: LaFuze 13K’s….GOLDEN FALCONS: Brooks Burelson 2-4 RBI….Parker Sheets 1-3 RBI…Brayden Tippett 2-2 2RBI
Winchester 16 Union City 3….INDIANS: Hunter Reagan 2-3
Monroe Central 8 Hagerstown 1….TIGERS: Collin Beaty 2-3 RBI….PITCHING: Dom Anderson 7H, 8R, 4ER 6K
Monroe Central 4 Hagerstown 1….TIGERS: held to 3 hits…Ben Williams 1-3 RBI
Knightstown 6 Eastern Hancock 4….PANTHERS: Bryce Gorman 2-3….Robbie Flodder 2-2 RBI
Lincoln 15 Waldron 0
Lincoln 17 Tri 1
Wapahani 4 Northeastern 3
Knightstown 10 Eastern Hancock 2….PANTHERS: Ben Newby 1-3 3RBI…..Brock Loveall 2-3 2RBI…Mason Muncy 2RBI….Charlie Hastings 2-4 2RBI
Knightstown 6 Eastern Hancock 4…PANTHERS: Robbie Flodder 2-2 RBI…Bryce Gorman 2-3
Fishers 7 Greenfield Central 3
Fishers 11 Greenfield Central 1
Shelbyville 6 Indian Creek 3
Pendlleton Heights 2 Frankton 1
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA
Marion 16 FW South 1
Kokomo 6 Leo 0
Munster 7 Kokomo 2
Lebanon 11 Lafayette Jeff 10
Lafayette Jeff 15 FW South 4
McCutcheon 11 North Newton 5
Harrison 4 Hamilton SE 2
Crown Point 12 Harrison 2
Centerville 10 Jay County 7….BULLDOGS: 14 hits…Shaellyn Bennett…Drew Tubesing 2-3 3RBI…Morgan Clark 2RBI….Faith Reece 2RBI…
Richmond 11 Centerville 1…RICHMOND: Lauralei Depew 4-4, HR, 3B, 2B, 1B 6RBI…PITCHING: Depew 8K’s
Richmond 8 Hagerstown 3
Shenandoah 11 Lincoln 3….GOLDEN EAGLES: Allison Frost 2-3 2R….Alivia Anderson 2-3 2RBI….Alyssa Messer 2-3 RBI
Union County 8 Franklin County 7
Union County 17 Franklin County 5
Eastern Hancock 15 Tri 1
Brownsburg 6 East Central 5
Mt. Vernon 10 Columbus East 1
Mt. Vernon 12 Columbus East 6
Southport 14 New Castle 4
Shelbyville 7 Yorktown 2
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF
Richmond Red finished 3rd with a 333 at RHS Invite
Cate 81 Brown 84 LaFuse 83 Reising 85 Cornett 91
Richmond White finished 10th at RHS Invite 403
Weber 93 Rogan 106 Lady 103 Borgsdorf 101 Johnson 111
Park Tudor 330
Richmond Red 333
New Castle 340
Union County 344
Heritage Christian 355
East Central 363
Richmond White 403
Franklin County, 416
Muncie Central 441
TRACK AND FIELD AT MARION RELAYS
RHS GIRLS 6TH
- Huntington North 127
- Elkhart 106
- South Bend Adams 95
- Homestead 84
- Kokomo 36
- Richmond 34
- Fort Wayne Snyder 33
- Marion 18
- Whitko 7
RHS BOYS 8TH
- Crown Point 114
- Mount Vernon 105
- Marion 65
- South Bend Adams 61
- Muncie Central 52
- Kokomo 46
- Whitko 25
- Richmond 22
- Elkhart 19
Northwestern 8 Indiana 5
Purdue 2 Michigan State 1 (11)
Earlham 5 Bluffton 4
Bluffton 7 Earlham 6
Northwestern 8 Indiana 5
NC State 5 Notre Dame 2
Butler 7 Xavier 3
Xavier 7 Butler 2
Dayton 11 George Mason 1
Missouri State 3 Evansville 0
Florida Gulf Coast 6 Wright State 4
Indiana State 11 Valpo 2
UIC 2 Purdue Ft. Wayne 0
Maryland 5 Ohio State 4 (10)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tampa Bay 6 NY Yankees 3
Cincinnati 3 Cleveland 2 (10)
Toronto 5 Kansas City 1
Boston 7 Chicago White Sox 4
Oakland 7 Detroit 0
Kansas City 3 Toronto 2
Baltimore 6 Texas 1
Minnesota at LA Angels postponed
Houston 1 Seattle 0
Washington 6 Arizona 2
Chicago Cubs 13 Atlanta 4
St. Louis 9 Philadelphia 4
NY Mets 4 Colorado 3
Miami 7 San Francisco 6 (10)
Milwaukee 7 Pittsburgh 1
LA Dodgers 2 San Diego 0
Colorado 7 NY Mets 2
LA Lakers 127 Utah 115 OT
Chicago 106 Cleveland 96
Washington 121 Detroit 100
Boston 119 Golden State 114
Memphis 128 Milwaukee 115….DESMOND BANE 16PTS, 4REB 6ASST
San Antonio 111 Phoenix 85
NY Rangers 6 New Jersey 3
Washington 6 Philadelphia 3
Pittsburgh 3 Buffalo 2
Ottawa 4 Montréal 0
Arizona 3 St. Louis 2
Carolina 3 Nashville 1
Florida 5 Tampa Bay 3
Chicago 4 Detroit 0
Edmonton 3 Winnipeg 0
Toronto and Vancouver postponed
Dallas 5 Columbus 1
Minnesota 5 San Jose 2
RBC HERITAGE LEADERBOARD
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Stewart Cink||63||63||69||-18 (195)||F|
|2||Collin Morikawa||65||68||67||-13 (200)||F|
|3||Emiliano Grillo||68||64||69||-12 (201)||F|
|4t||Sungjae Im||68||65||69||-11 (202)||F|
|4t||Matt Wallace||65||72||65||-11 (202)||F|
|6t||Corey Conners||67||64||72||-10 (203)||F|
|6t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||71||64||68||-10 (203)||F|
|6t||Webb Simpson||71||68||64||-10 (203)||F|
|6t||Harold Varner III||66||68||69||-10 (203)||F|
|10t||Daniel Berger||67||71||66||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Christiaan Bezuidenhout||70||69||65||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Brian Harman||67||70||67||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Charley Hoffman||68||69||67||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Billy Horschel||66||67||71||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Maverick McNealy||71||67||66||-9 (204)||F|
|10t||Kevin Streelman||67||71||66||-9 (204)||F|
|17t||Abraham Ancer||69||66||70||-8 (205)||F|
|17t||Chris Kirk||70||67||68||-8 (205)||F|
|17t||Matt Kuchar||70||68||67||-8 (205)||F|
|17t||Camilo Villegas||69||68||68||-8 (205)||F|
|21t||Russell Henley||69||70||67||-7 (206)||F|
|21t||Tom Lewis||72||67||67||-7 (206)||F|
|21t||Rory Sabbatini||70||69||67||-7 (206)||F|
|21t||Brian Stuard||70||68||68||-7 (206)||F|
|21t||Danny Willett||68||71||67||-7 (206)||F|
|21t||Will Zalatoris||68||67||71||-7 (206)||F|
|27t||Tom Hoge||67||67||73||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Shane Lowry||70||65||72||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Robert MacIntyre||70||67||70||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Denny McCarthy||73||67||67||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Alex Noren||71||68||68||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Adam Schenk||68||69||70||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Cameron Smith||62||71||74||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Michael Thompson||68||67||72||-6 (207)||F|
|27t||Brendon Todd||70||70||67||-6 (207)||F|
|36t||Cameron Davis||69||69||70||-5 (208)||F|
|36t||Lucas Glover||67||69||72||-5 (208)||F|
|36t||Scott Harrington||69||71||68||-5 (208)||F|
|36t||Dustin Johnson||70||67||71||-5 (208)||F|
|36t||Chase Seiffert||71||68||69||-5 (208)||F|
|36t||Brandt Snedeker||69||71||68||-5 (208)||F|
|42t||Wesley Bryan||68||66||75||-4 (209)||F|
|42t||Sam Burns||72||68||69||-4 (209)||F|
|42t||Dylan Frittelli||71||67||71||-4 (209)||F|
|42t||Mackenzie Hughes||67||71||71||-4 (209)||F|
|42t||Si Woo Kim||71||67||71||-4 (209)||F|
|47t||Branden Grace||68||69||73||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Charles Howell III||66||70||74||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Andrew Landry||70||70||70||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Kyoung-Hoon Lee||67||73||70||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Matthew NeSmith||68||72||70||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Ian Poulter||69||68||73||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Sepp Straka||70||67||73||-3 (210)||F|
|47t||Kevin Tway||69||71||70||-3 (210)||F|
|55t||Wyndham Clark||70||70||71||-2 (211)||F|
|55t||Doug Ghim||70||69||72||-2 (211)||F|
|55t||Harry Higgs||71||68||72||-2 (211)||F|
|55t||Ryan Moore||70||69||72||-2 (211)||F|
|55t||Robert Streb||68||69||74||-2 (211)||F|
|60t||Tyrrell Hatton||73||66||73||-1 (212)||F|
|60t||Sung Kang||68||68||76||-1 (212)||F|
|60t||Luke List||74||66||72||-1 (212)||F|
|60t||Scott Piercy||70||70||72||-1 (212)||F|
|64||Brice Garnett||69||70||75||+1 (214)||F|
|65||Lee Westwood||71||68||75||+1 (214)||F|
MLB NEWS: Naylor hits into triple play, makes key E, Reds edge Indians
(AP) Josh Naylor lined into a triple play in the eighth inning, then let a routine grounder roll through his legs at first base with two outs in the ninth that led to Cincinnati’s tying run as the Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the 10th Saturday.
Pinch-hitter Tyler Stephenson’s single in the 10th won it.
Naylor had a chance to boost Cleveland’s one-run lead in the eighth when he came up with runners at the corners with no outs. He hit a liner to first baseman Joey Votto, who tagged Franmil Reyes as he tried to dive back into the bag and then threw to third to double off Eddie Rosario, who took off because he thought the ball hit the ground and had already crossed the plate.
“We got the break and we made the most of it, and we came back and won,” Reds manager David Bell said. “It definitely could have been a different game if they score a run or two there.”
Pitching with a 2-1 lead, Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase was pumping in 100 mph fastballs and retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth. Max Schrock then hit a grounder through Naylor for a two-base error and Jesse Winker followed with an RBI single.
“He just missed the ball. I don’t know what else to tell you,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.
Eugenio Suarez started the Reds 10th as the automatic runner on second and moved to third on Tyler Naquin’s flyout. After an intentional walk, Stephenson singled to deep right off Oliver Perez (0-1).
“Really just looking for a good pitch to hit,” Stephenson said. “I was prepared for it and got a sinker out over (the plate) and hit it to right field. I was on time, and I got it.”
Sean Doolittle (2-0) pitched a scoreless 10th.
Eddie Rosario hit an RBI triple for the Indians in the third. Andres Gimenez homered in the fourth.
MLB NEWS: Bryant, Contreras lead Cubs over Braves in Kazmar’s return
CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras each homered twice, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 13-4 Saturday on an afternoon when Atlanta returned Sean Kazmar Jr. to the major leagues for the first time in 13 years.
Javier Baez and David Bote also homered for the Cubs, who stopped a two-game losing streak. Chicago entered hitting a major league-worst .166 and then took an 11-0 lead in the fifth.
“It’s a collective sigh of relief,” Bryant said.
Atlanta selected the contract of Kazmar, a 36-year-old infielder, from its alternate training site before the game. He pinch hit in the fifth inning and grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.
Kazmar had not played in the major leagues since Sept. 23, 2008, with the San Diego Padres – a span of 12 years, 6 months, 25 days.
“Obviously wasn’t the outcome we were looking for. A win would have been nice,” he said. “But what a good feeling.”
He appeared in 19 games that season for his only previous major league action, and had since played in Triple-A for the Padres, Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and Braves, plus Double-A for the Mets – a total of 1,106 minor league games.
Kazmar was at home living on unemployment insurance last year during the COVID-19-shortened season, when the minor leagues were called.
“There could have been obvious times where I doubted that this opportunity would ever come,” he said. “Honestly, it never really left my mind, especially the last few years that I’ve been playing in Gwinnett I still felt like I had the ability to play at this level. Just super fortunate to get this opportunity – one to do it with an Atlanta Braves uniform on and secondly to do it at Wrigley Field is amazing.”
The gap between big league appearances was the greatest since that of right-hander Ralph Winegarner, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Winegarner played on June 23, 1936, for the Cleveland Indians and did not return to the majors until July 7, 1949, with the St. Louis Browns – a span of 13 years and 14 days.
MLB NEWS: Mets’ deGrom strikes out 9 in row, 1 shy of Seaver’s record
DENVER (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out nine straight batters against Colorado on Saturday, falling one shy of matching the major league record set 51 years earlier by Mets great Tom Seaver.
DeGrom became just the ninth pitcher to strike out as many as nine in a row.
He started the streak with a called third strike against Josh Fuentes for the first out of the second inning, then got Sam Hillard and Dom Nunez swinging.
He struck out Chi Chi González, Raimel Tapia and Ryan McMahon in the third, and Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon and C.J. Cron in the fourth.
Fuentes grounded an 0-1 pitch leading off the fifth and reached on a throwing error by second baseman Jeff McNeil, ending the streak.
Detroit reliever Tyler Alexander was the previous pitcher to strike out nine in a row, accomplishing the feat last Aug. 2 against Cincinnati.
Seaver set the record against San Diego on April 22, 1970, striking out his final 10 batters in a 19-strikeout performance.
Colorado took a 3-1 lead against deGrom later in the fifth when Nunez hit an RBI triple, pinch-hitter Yonathan Daza hit a sacrifice fly and Tapia homered. All three runs were unearned because of McNeil’s error.
DeGrom struck out 12 through five innings.
Despite deGrom’s 2.06 ERA in 78 starts since the start of the 2018 season coming in, New York was 36-42 with him on the mound.
MLB NEWS: Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger has hairline fracture in left fibula
A recent scan revealed that Cody Bellinger has a hairline fracture in his left fibula, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday.
Bellinger has been out since April 5 with what was originally diagnosed as a bruised calf. Roberts said the latest development “hasn’t really changed the course of his timetable” but didn’t want to speculate on a potential return date.
Earlier, Roberts told MLB Network that Bellinger might return in a week or two.
“I can say comfortably that it’s not a day-to-day thing,” Roberts told reporters before the opener of a weekend series against the division-rival San Diego Padres. “We can kind of just put it on the backburner, let Cody do his rehab and join us hopefully soon.”
Bellinger sustained the injury when Oakland Athletics reliever Reymin Guduan stepped on his leg in a race to first base in the ninth inning of an eventual lopsided victory by the Dodgers. Bellinger limped off the field, but initial tests didn’t reveal any structural damage.
Roberts expressed encouragement in Bellinger’s progress earlier this week but said he recently “plateaued,” prompting follow-up tests.
The course of Bellinger’s rehab, which includes hitting and throwing, won’t change because of the hairline fracture, Roberts said, adding: “He’s just rehabbing daily and doing everything he can to join us as soon as possible.”
NBA NEWS: Lakers hold off NBA-leading Jazz 127-115 in OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Schröder hit the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers held off the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Saturday in a game between short-handed teams.
Schröder got by Royce O’Neale for a layup with 3 seconds remaining to tie it at 110 and force overtime. The Lakers got outscored 28-16 in the fourth.
Andre Drummond added 27 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 25 points for the Lakers, who blew a 14-point lead in the fourth before outscoring Utah 17-5 in the extra session.
The NBA-leading Jazz were without injured starters Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert. Mitchell will be out at least a week with a sprained right ankle he sustained in a win over Indiana on Friday night. An MRI showed there was no structural damage.
Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 27 points against his former team. Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 20 points before fouling out in overtime and Joe Ingles had 20 points and a career-high-tying 14 assists. Bojan Bogdanovic had 19 points as Utah’s two-game winning streak ended.
Injured Lakers superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James watched in street clothes. But the Lakers had new addition Drummond and Markieff Morris back in the lineup, along with Kyle Kuzma and Schröder. All four had been dealing with various ailments.
Clarkson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 8.7 seconds left in regulation. He had 10 points in the fourth, when the Jazz opened with a 15-4 run to get within one.
The Lakers took the game’s first double-digit lead on a jumper by Morris late in the third, capping a 7-0 run and stretching their lead to 84-74. The Jazz was held to 20 points, their lowest quarter of the game.
Los Angeles put on a dunking exhibition for the sparse number of fans in the stands. Drummond dribbled in from half-court and put down a one-handed jam to open the third, one of his three in the quarter. Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell had showy slams, too. Schröder tried to get in on the action, charging in but missing. He ended up sliding head-first out of bounds to end the period with the Lakers ahead 94-82.
NBA NEWS: Tatum (44) bests Curry (47), Celtics beat Warriors 119-114
BOSTON (AP) Jayson Tatum got into a shootout with Stephen Curry, and Celtics came out on top.
Tatum scored 44 points – the second-highest total in his career – and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to help Boston beat the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Saturday night.
“He’s incredible,” Walker said. “He can score with the best of them. He’s making the right plays out there. He was unbelievable. We needed every bucket he had tonight.”
Curry scored 47, including a 3-pointer to cut Golden State’s deficit to two points with 19 seconds left. But he missed a shot from just inside half court on the Warriors’ next possession, dooming their last chance for a win.
The Celtics earned their sixth straight victory and their eighth in their last nine.
“It took everything,” said Walker, who scored 26 points and grabbed his eighth rebound after Golden State’s last shot and bounced the ball vigorously in celebration as the clock ran out. “It was a hard-fought game. We knew it was going to be tough. These guys are playing so well. Obviously they’ve got one of the best players in the world. He’s incredible.”
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points and Draymond Green had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who had won four in a row and led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter before Boston ran off 21 of the next 23 points to take the lead in the third.
Back-to-back 3-pointers from Green and Curry gave the Warriors a 109-103 lead in the final minutes before Walker hit a pair of free throws and Tatum hit a 3-pointer to make it a one-point game.
“I’m not really enjoying them going back and forth,” Green said. “I’m not enjoying Jayson Tatum scoring. … I’m thinking, `We need a stop.'”
After a few unsuccessful trips up the court, the Celtics worked the ball around to an open Marcus Smart beyond the 3-point line.
NHL NEWS: Ovechkin scores 2, Capitals beat Flyers 6-3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to move within one goal of Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the NHL’s career goals list as the Washington Capitals downed the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 on Saturday.
Dmitry Orlov, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Conor Sheary and Anthony Mantha each added goals while John Carlson recorded four assists for Washington, which increased its lead in the East Division to four points over the New York Islanders.
Ivan Provorov, James van Riemsdyk and rookie Wade Allison, who recorded his first NHL goal, scored for the Flyers.
Ovechkin now has 730 regular-season goals in his 16-year career. Dionne finished with 731 during 18 seasons with the Red Wings, Kings and Rangers from 1971-89. Saturday’s goals increased Ovechkin’s career total against Philadelphia to 42, one of six teams that he’s scored 40 or more goals against.
“That’s the first thing (opposing defenses) are going to talk about, and it helps us to get him with good passes,” said Carlson, who assisted on both Ovechkin goals. “We know how deadly he is.”
“He was firing today,” Washington head coach Peter Laviolette said.
Ovechkin was not made available by the Capitals in their post-game interview Zoom sessions.
On the flip side to Washington’s success, Philadelphia’s season continues to slip away. Backup goaltender Alex Lyon was told at 11 a.m. by head coach Alain Vigneault that he would get the nod for scheduled starting goaltender Carter Hart, who missed the game for what was termed a lower body injury suffered in Thursday night’s 2-1 shootout win at Pittsburgh.
“We put Alex in a real tough spot,” Vigneault said. “We didn’t play real well in front of him. Obviously, they’re a real good team and capable of making a lot of plays. We spent far too much time in our zone defending.”
Ovechkin’s influence was felt all afternoon. After drawing a penalty on Flyers defenseman Justin Braun behind the Philadelphia net less than three minutes into the first period, Ovechkin camped out in the high face-off circle on the left side and rocketed a slapshot past Lyon for the first goal of the game.
Provorov tied it in the final second of the first period before Orlov scored early in the second to give the Capitals the lead again. Van Riemsdsyk took advantage of a bad line change and tied the game again on a two-on-none rush.
After a Nic Aube-Kubel hooking penalty in the second period, Ovechkin whistled a set-up pass from Carlson past Lyon’s stick side for his 24th of the season to give Washington the lead back at 3-2.
“Teams play us differently based on how they want to cover O, and we’ve done a good job of making adjustments to that and exploiting other things,” Capitals winger T.J. Oshie said. “I think our puck retrievals and our battles when the pucks are not on our stick has been really good, and when it has been, we’ve been working around and getting shots on net, and second and third chances. It’s nice when the power play is going.”
Kuznetsov made it 4-2 when he got behind the Flyers defense and scored late in the period.
Philadelphia narrowed the lead to 4-3 seven minutes into the third when Allison scored from directly in front after a perfect pass from Kevin Hayes.
Sheary followed with a deflection of Justin Schultz’s point shot that snuck between Lyon’s pads just two minutes later to quash the Flyers comeback bid. Mantha added an empty-net goal with just over a minute left.
NHL NEWS: Buchnevich gets 3; Rangers beat NJ for 3rd time in 5 days
NEW YORK (AP) — Pavel Buchnevich gave himself a birthday present and the New York Rangers another much-needed win in their pursuit of the playoffs.
Buchnevich scored his first career hat trick and the streaking Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Saturday for their third win over their Hudson River rivals in five days.
“Obviously he is a very good player with very big hockey IQ,” said teammate Artemi Panarin, who had a goal and three assists. “I want to wish him a happy birthday, especially he scores a hat trick. He played a huge role in this team defensively, penalty killing, offensively. He is a very important member of this team.”
The 26-year-old Buchnevich has taken major strides in his fifth season. His 19 goals lead the team despite not being on the No. 1 power play unit. He is also killing penalties this season.
“I guess I understand my body better,” Buchnevich said. “I think for every player, it’s tough for a young player to start picking it up right away. Hopefully I keep going and play a better 200-foot game.”
NHL NEWS: Penguins jump into 2nd in East with 3-2 win over Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Evan Rodrigues was so focused on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ late-season push to win the East Division title the forward didn’t realize the implications that came with beating his former team, the Buffalo Sabres.
While the Penguins jumped into second in the tightly contested divisional race, their 3-2 win on Saturday also eliminated the Sabres from playoff contention.
“I didn’t know that. I don’t think it was really on anyone’s minds for us,” said Rodrigues, who pumped his arm upon scoring a second-period goal to put the Penguins up 2-0. “We’re just trying to get better as a team so we can be going strong the rest of the season into the playoffs.”
Rodrigues spent his first five-plus seasons in Buffalo before being traded to Pittsburgh a year ago.
Tristan Jarry stopped 23 shots over the final two periods and 28 overall. Bryan Rust and Jared McCann also scored, and the Penguins improved to 10-2-2 in their past 14. Pittsburgh earned its 59th point to move one ahead of the idle New York Islanders, and remain three behind the Washington Capitals.
The New York Rangers’ win in over New Jersey earlier in the day combined with Buffalo’s loss made the Sabres the NHL’s first team eliminated from playoff contention with some three weeks left in the shortened 56-game season. Buffalo matched the league record in extending its playoff drought to a 10th consecutive year.
PGA NEWS: Cink sets another scoring mark, keeps lead at RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Stewart Cink is having a great time playing at the RBC Heritage with his son, Reagan, as his caddie.
He’s winning, too.
The 47-year-old Cink, closer to the Champions Tour than his PGA prime, maintained a five-shot lead and set another scoring mark at Harbour Town Golf Links on Saturday, moving closer to his third career win at this event.
Cink is reveling in his time with Reagan, chatting away like long-lost best friends as they walk down fairways and between holes.
Doesn’t seem like he is feeling much pressure as he heads into the final round with a big lead.
“I think it’s a lot better to embrace it, enjoy it and feel the tingle,” of a Sunday with victory in reach, Stewart Cink said, “instead of trying to pretend it’s not there.”
Cink cooled off from his pace in the first two rounds, when he shot a pair of 63s for his lowest career 36-hole score and shattered the event’s halfway scoring mark shared by Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson.
This time, Cink scrambled his way to a 2-under 69 to get to 18-under 195, also a tournament mark for lowest 54-hole score. The record had been held by Justin Leonard at 16-under 197 in 2002.
PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa was at 13 under after a 67. Emiliano Grillo of Argentina had a 69 and was another shot behind in third.
Matt Wallace of England and Sung-jae Im of South Korea were tied at 11 under. Wallace shot 65 and Im 69.
Morikawa said there have been plenty of low scores this week and he just has to post one when he goes out Sunday as part of the final group.
“Each day, I’ve shown little specks of good golf, I’ve just got to put it all together for tomorrow’s final round if I want a chance,” he said.
While Cink slowed down, no one could dent his large lead amid Harbour Town’s narrow fairways and smallish greens. That left Cink in prime position for a third plaid winner’s jacket for his collection after finishing first in 2000 and 2004.
Cink rallied from behind in both of his previous wins here. His challenge 17 years later will be maintaining his poise on a course where front-runners are often upended. Only once in the past eight tournaments here as the third-round leader come out on top — and that was Webb Simpson last year.
Corey Conners began the day five shots behind Cink and finished with a 72. He was in a group of four at 10 under that included defending champ Simpson.
Simpson, who set the scoring mark of 22 under last June, had the round’s lowest score at 64.
While the first two rounds showed off Cink’s accuracy, this one called on his scrambling ability to stay out front. He was right off the tee on No. 1 and left of the fairway on No. 3, the latter miscue leading to his first bogey since Thursday’s opening hole.
Cink slammed the door on any hope he might falter with back-to-back birdies on the fourth and fifth holes to restore the big lead.
“I did feel a little bit calm after that putt went in (on No. 4) and hit a bunch of good shots on five,” he said.
On the back nine, Cink saved par after driving onto the pine straw on No. 11 and again on the next hole after his tee shot stopped against a small, loose branch left of the fairway.
When Cink rolled an 8-footer for birdie on the 14th — his first in 40 rounds on that tricky par 3 — he had a six-shot lead.
Any hope of the world’s top-ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, making a third-round charge ended with a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 seventh. He shot a 71 and remained at 5 under.
NFL NEWS: Players on 5 more NFL teams say no to in-person work
Players on five more NFL teams will be skipping in-person voluntary workouts because of the pandemic: the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.
The players posted through their union that they are joining 11 other groups who previously said they would not be on hand for the sessions.
This weekend players from the other 16 clubs are expected to announce plans. The offseason sessions begin Monday, and on Wednesday the league sent a memo to all 32 teams saying the first four weeks of the voluntary program will be virtual. The plan is to then transition to in-person work at team facilities.
Last year, the offseason programs were all done virtually and training camp was pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saying no to in-person workouts earlier this week were players from the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants, Bears, Raiders, Lions, Browns, Steelers and Patriots. The Jets said “many” of their players would skip them.
The 49ers issued a similar statement Saturday, saying “many in our locker room have chosen not to attend some or all phases of the voluntary in-person workouts” because of concerns about COVID-19.
Following the lead of Browns center JC Tretter, the NFL Players Association’s president, the Dolphins noted they would “stand in solidarity with players across the league who are making informed decisions to exercise their right to not attend voluntary in-person workouts this offseason.”
Added the Chargers: “We had a virtual offseason last year that protected us and our families from a pandemic, but also showed beneficial to our overall health and safety.”
Late last month, Tretter issued a strong statement on the NFLPA website calling for the elimination of such things as organized team activities and minicamps.
“The good news for our sport is that while the NFL season looked and felt noticeably different from previous years,” he wrote, “we learned that the game of football did not suffer at the expense of protecting its players more than ever before.
“Our process is to follow the science on what is safest for our guys, and many of the changes this past year — like no in-person offseason workouts/practices, the extended acclimation period before training camp and no preseason games — gave us a year of data that demonstrates maintaining some of these changes long term is in the best interest of the game.”
2021 NFL DRAFT-PLAYER PROFILE-JA’MARR CHASE (LSU)
Chase was awarded the coveted No. 7 jersey (worn by Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu, Grant Delpit, D.J. Chark and Leonard Fournette) for 2020 but decided to opt out of the season. He had little to prove after winning the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver in 2019, helping LSU to a national title (nine receptions, 221 yards, two touchdowns in the championship game against Clemson). Chase led the FBS and set SEC records with 1,780 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns (on 84 receptions) in 14 starts. As a true freshman in 2018, Chase started seven of 13 games (23 receptions, 313 yards, 13.6 average, three touchdowns), including the final five contests. His success was unsurprising, as the first-team all-state and New Orleans All-Metro pick was rated among the top 20 receiver prospects nationally coming out of high school.
We could sit here and talk about the marginal route-running issues or challenges getting off press. However, Chase is supremely talented as a ball winner and playmaker. After all, routes and release can be coached. He had some issues when Trevon Diggs and Cameron Dantzler gave hard jams to his release in 2019, so that will need to be addressed. His burst is effortless, which tends to catch coverage off guard when he really hits the vertical gas. His competitive nature and play strength simply act as multipliers for his outstanding ball skills. He hasn’t played football since very early in 2020 and still has work to do, but he should be an early starter and a future Pro Bowler.
- Well-built lower body and good weight-room worker.
- Smooth, subtle and explosive.
- Eight touchdown catches of 50-plus yards in 2019.
- Blistering vertical acceleration to separate from stunned cornerbacks.
- Hand fighting distances him from coverage.
- Ball-tracking and downfield adjustments are rare.
- Graceful sky-walker with high-point agility.
- Posters full of defenders who tested him on 50-50 balls.
- Already dragging two feet inbounds on sideline catches.
- Turns scramble situations into big plays for his offense.
- Could require scheme help for opposing corners in the future.
- Ball magnet with sticky hands.
- Able to make hands catch-ready in an instant.
- Instinctive body positioning on contested catches.
- Spears throws outside his frame with natural adjustments.
- Big-play speed to the house on slants and over routes.
- Average short-area foot quickness in release and route breaks.
- Upright target who can be too easy to disrupt by press.
- Needs to play to his true speed more consistently.
- Relies upon athletic gifts and can be nonchalant with routes.
- Doesn’t create enough cornerback tilt out of stems and turns.
- Route trees have been fairly basic.
- Slow gathering and opening on comebacks and zone beaters.
- Blocking could stand to improve.
2021 NFL DRAFT PLAYER PROFILE- PATRICK SURTAIN II
Not only is Surtain the son of the former Pro Bowl cornerback of the same name, but he also played for his father at American Heritage High School in Florida before joining the Tide. The top-10 overall recruit stepped in for Alabama to start 12 of 15 games in 2018, garnering SEC All-Freshman Team honors (37 tackles, 1.5 for loss, one interception, seven pass breakups). Surtain started all 13 games in 2019, racking up 42 tackles, two interceptions, eight pass breakups and three forced fumbles. His play as a shutdown corner not only helped Alabama win a national title in 2020, but also earned him first-team Associated Press All-American and SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Surtain started all 13 games and led the squad with 12 pass breakups (also 38 tackles, 3.5 for loss, one interception). Alabama associate defensive coordinator Charles Kelly compared Surtain to star NFL CB Jalen Ramsey, whom Kelly coached at Florida State.
Lockdown, press-man cornerback with elite size, length and talent to match up with any brand of receiver from any place on the field. He was a five-star recruit coming in and he consistently competed for championships in high school and college. Surtain possesses elite physical and athletic traits with the rare combination of length and short-area quickness that allows him to play on a press-man island and phase routes on all three levels. He plays to his length with plus technique and cover skills that make winning downfield a very challenging proposition. He was beaten in true man-to-man battles for 29-plus yards just five times during his career. His ability to stay connected to the route allows him to shut down yards after catch very quickly as a strong, wrap-up tackler. Run support goes in the “strengths” column, as well. He’s been well-schooled at home and at Alabama. He’s wired like a future All-Pro cornerback.
- Father was Pro Bowl cornerback and is now a coach.
- Finished with 38 consecutive starts at Alabama.
- Elite physical traits with prototypical athleticism.
- Technically proficient and trusts that technique.
- Unwilling to flinch or overextend through press fakes and release.
- Feet and length to punch and widen receiver’s departure.
- Recognizes routes and will run them for receivers at times.
- Gears up and down with synchronized timing to the receiver.
- Outstanding when it comes to timing up opening to phase route from press or off-man.
- Consistent attention to detail and discipline.
- Fluid movement with early acceleration from transitions.
- Long strides with choppy feet for three-level coverage.
- Shuts feet down instantly to phase comebacks.
- Feel for responsibilities and positioning in quarters and Cover 3.
- Locates ball and challenges catch when back is to quarterback.
- Explosive leaper to win jump balls at highest point.
- Gets on top of pass catchers quickly to limit run after catch.
- Committed wrap-up tackler with finisher’s strength.
- Would like to see more physicality to slow playmakers across from him.
- Will engage in unnecessary hands-on downfield coverage.
- Had six penalties in 2019, including four pass interference calls.
- Rides on high side when phasing routes at times.
- Has opportunities to squeeze routes even tighter when he can do it safely.
- Big wide receivers fought him back near goal line.
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Indiana Wins Big Ten Tournament Title Over Penn State in PK’s
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 3-ranked Indiana (9-1-1) defeated No. 14 Penn State (8-1-2) by a score of 1-1 (3-2) in the 2020-21 Big Ten Tournament Championship at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday evening.
• Sophomore forward Victor Bezerra took a pass from fellow freshman forward Maouloune Goumballe and put a shot on net, but it was knocked away by the Penn State keeper.
• Sophomore goalie Roman Celentano made a run of his line early in the second half to pick up a ball that snuck past the IU defense.
• In the 17th minute, Bezerra flicked himself the ball and went for goal from midfield with the PSU keeper off his line but his attempt went over the top of the net.
• Moments later, junior defender Nyk Sessock played a ball across the box to Bezerra, but the PSU goalie got across to deflect the shot out for a corner kick.
• Bezerra opened the scoring for IU in the 40th minute. He and redshirt sophomore forward Ryan Wittenbrink played the one-two game at the edge of the box with Bezerra taking the return pass and slotting it past the Penn State keeper on his near post.
• Wittenbrink went for goal early in the second half. He cut back on his right foot and attempted to bend his shot in the far corner, but the attempt was met by the diving Penn State keeper.
• Bezerra nearly put IU ahead by two goals midway through the second half but his right-footed strike went straight at the Penn State goalie.
• After IU went down to ten men, Penn State found their opener through Liam Butts on a tap-in from close range after the ball bounced around the six-yard box. That goal leveled the score at 1-1 right before the end of regulation.
• There was no winner found in the overtime periods, but Celentano came through in penalty kicks with two saves.
• Bezerra, senior forward Thomas Warr and redshirt junior Joe Schmidt put their respective penalty attempts in the back of the net to secure IU’s 1-1 (3-2) win in penalty kicks.
• This was IU’s 11th regular season, tournament double in program history. The rest of the conference has seven combined doubles.
• Saturday’s victory also marked IU’s third-straight championship double. That’s the second time in program history (1996-99) it has happened. No other program has achieved the feat in consecutive years in the conference’s history.
• IU is 11-0-5 in the last five Big Ten Conference Tournaments. Its last loss came in the Big Ten Championship match against Maryland (2-1) on Nov. 16, 2014.
• This was the second consecutive Big Ten Tournament decided in penalty kicks with the Hoosiers taking both of them.
• Bezerra’s first-half goal means he has now scored or assisted in eight straight games and 10 of 11 on the season.
• Celentano recorded four saves and made two more during the penalty shootout.
GOALS: Victor Bezerra
ASSISTS: Ryan Wittenbrink, Joe Schmidt
Indiana will advance to the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament. The 36-team field will be selected at noon on April 19. The tournament will begin on April 29 and conclude with the national championship match on May 17. The entirety of the tournament will be played in Cary, N.C. and the surrounding areas.
The committees intend to provide some opportunity for family and friends to attend the championships. They will follow the NCAA Medical Advisory Group guidelines, and the maximum allowable capacity will be 25%.
INDIANA BASEBALL: Northwestern Rallies Late Past Indiana, 8-5
EVANSTON, Ill. – The Indiana University baseball team fell to a late Northwestern rally, 8-5, on Saturday afternoon at Miller Park in Evanston, Ill.
With the loss, the Hoosiers fall to 14-8 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. The Wildcats move to 12-11 on the year and in league action.
• Trailing 4-0 after three innings, the Hoosiers cut the lead in half with one swing off the bat of DH Tyler Van Pelt. With a runner, on Van Pelt blasted the first pitch he saw over the fence in right field for a two-run shot.
• IU played long-ball again in the fifth, as INF Cole Barr smashed a two-run homer deep over the left-field fence. Barr’s team-leading fourth homer of the year tied the game at 4-4.
• With the game still tied in the top of the eighth, OF Drew Ashley came through with a clutch, two-out RBI single to give IU the lead. With Van Pelt on third base after a double and a sac bunt, Ashley blooped a 3-2 offering in to left to plate the go-ahead run.
• The lead was short-lived, however, as Northwestern rallied and scored four times in the bottom of the frame to take an 8-5 lead into the ninth inning.
• IU was unable to mount a rally in the ninth, going down in order.
• Van Pelt’s home run was the first of his career. He finished the day 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and two runs scored.
• RHP McCade Brown pitched 4.1 innings for the Hoosiers, allowing four runs, two earned, while striking out five.
• RHP Braydon Tucker (0-1) took the loss after tossing three innings. He allowed four runs, three earned, while notching a pair of strikeouts.
• RHP John Modugno pitched 0.2 innings of relief, allowing one hit while striking out two.
• The Hoosiers and Wildcats will continue their three-game, Big Ten series in Evanston, Ill. at Miller Park on Sunday, April 18. First pitched is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.
PURDUE BASEBALL: Purdue Victorious in 11 Innings for 3rd Walk-off Win
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Evan Albrecht drove home the game-tying run in the ninth inning and game-winning tally in the 11th as Purdue baseball won in walk-off fashion for the third time this season, defeating Michigan State 2-1 Saturday at Illinois Field.
Calvin Schapira matched his season high with seven strikeouts over eight-plus innings of three-hit ball, accounting for the longest outing by a Boilermaker since Tanner Andrews pitched a complete game on the opening day of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament. Schapira dueled MSU starter Mason Erla, who limited the Boilermakers (7-15) to four singles over eight shutout innings.
Purdue has won three times in walk-off fashion for the first time since 2017. However, this season is unique because the three walk-off wins have come in three different stadiums – March 5 at Dell Diamond in Texas, March 28 at Alexander Field in West Lafayette and now April 17 at Illinois Field in Champaign. In all three victories, Ben Nisle has scored the game-winning run and Jackson Smeltz (3-1) has been the winning pitcher in relief.
Leadoff singles by Zac Fascia in the ninth inning and Nisle in the 11th led to the Boilermakers’ runs. Albrecht registered his clutch RBI via a ground out to shortstop in the ninth and a sac fly in the 11th. On both occasions, he successfully put the ball in play with a runner at third, including with a 1-2 count in the ninth. The Spartans (11-14) had their infield at double-play depth with runners on the corners in the ninth, allowing Albrecht’s slow chopper to plate pinch runner Jack Firestone as the tying run. In the 11th with the bases loaded and the infield drawn in, Albrecht elevated the ball into right field to set off the walk-off celebration.
Tyler Powers made a diving stop at third base with two men aboard for the final out of the top of the 11th.
With Nisle in motion, Mason Gavre perfectly executed a hit and run for a base hit through the vacated right side with one out in the bottom of the frame. That led to MSU intentionally walking Mike Bolton Jr. to load the bases for Albrecht. Skyler Hunter (2-for-4, walk) and Bolton (2-for-3, walk) both reached base safely three times. Hunter posted his 70th career multi-hit game.
Nick Alvarado retired MSU’s 3-4-5 hitters to strand an inherited runner at third base in the ninth inning. The big out was a strikeout of cleanup man Zaid Walker for the second out of the frame. Alvarado struck out three of the seven batters he faced, teaming with Schapira and Smeltz for 11 strikeouts.
Over the fifth and sixth innings, six consecutive Spartans put the first pitch of their plate appearance in play. Schapira retired five of those six hitters. Schapira threw only four pitches in the fifth inning, but MSU still scored its lone run via a leadoff double from Bailey Peterson followed by a sacrifice bunt by Casey Mayes and sac fly from Zach Iverson.
Iverson moved from third base to the mound to begin the ninth inning. Purdue was glad to face anyone besides Erla. Dating back to 2019, the right-hander has worked 15 innings of two-run ball against the Boilermakers. Both runs scored on Fascia’s two-run homer in the seventh inning of Purdue’s 2-0 series-opening win vs. MSU at Alexander Field two years ago.
Schapira worked four 1-2-3 innings in a span of five frames from the third through the seventh. He retired 17 of 18 batters during that stretch, with only Peterson’s double breaking up a potentially very long streak. A wild pitch on strike three to the second batter of the second inning was the only thing that kept Schapira from setting down 12 in a row. The lefty’s lone walk was to open the ninth inning. For the season, he has registered 39 strikeouts vs. nine walks, including 14 Ks vs. one walk over his last two outings.
Purdue plays both Michigan State (1 p.m. ET) and Illinois (5 p.m. ET) Sunday in Champaign.
• Tyler Powers’ career-long and team-best 15-game reached base safely streak came to an end. But five other Boilermakers extended their streaks. Zac Fascia has now hit safely in seven straight games. Ben Nisle (11 games), Miles Simington (11), Skyler Hunter (9) and Mason Gavre (7) all kept their reached base safely streaks alive.
• Purdue won in walk-off fashion in Champaign for the second time. At the 2005 Big Ten Tournament, the Boilermakers also won on an 11th-inning walk-off.
• Saturday’s was Purdue’s first walk-off win in extra innings since defeating Penn State in 10 innings at Alexander Field in March 2019.
• The Boilermakers scored their 21st ninth-inning run of the season Saturday, easily the most of any inning.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: No. 7 Irish Edged by NC State, 5-2
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The seventh-ranked Notre Dame baseball team had a tough day at the plate and dropped the middle game of the series 5-2 to NC State Saturday afternoon at Frank Eck Stadium.
NC State (16-12, 9-11 ACC) jumped in front early with runs in the first three innings. The Irish (17-7, 15-7 ACC) clawed back in the sixth with two runs of their own but that was all the offense they could put together on the afternoon. Carter Putz drove in both runs for the Irish and had two hits for the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
NC State scored first once again, this time coming in the game’s opening frame. The Wolfpack scored two runs in the top of the first and held an early 2-0 lead. The Wolfpack scored another run in the second and the third inning to increase their lead to 4-0 after three innings.
The score stayed 4-0 until the bottom of the fourth when the Irish mounted a rally all with two outs. Ryan Cole singled through the right side and Niko Kavadas worked a walk to get two runners on. Putz smacked the first pitch of his at-bat off the wall in right center to score both runs and cut the deficit in half at 4-2 after six innings.
NC State added an insurance run in the eighth off a solo home run from Devonte Brown. The Irish were unable to muster a comeback over the final two innings as the Wolfpack evened the series.
The series will be on the line Sunday when the two teams meet for the rubber match. Sunday’s game is set for a 1 p.m. ET start and will be aired on the ACC Network Extra. The Irish have not named a starter for Sunday’s game but will carry a 3-0 record in rubber games this season into the final game of the series.
OHIO STATE BASEBALL: Buckeyes Fall in Extras 5-4
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Ohio State erased a pair of two-run deficits, but Maryland pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the 10th and the Buckeyes would fall 5-4 on Saturday afternoon in College Park.
Conner Pohl hit a deep two-run home run in the top of the seventh to give the Buckeyes (13-11) life and tie the game at 2-2. After Maryland scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to take a 4-2 lead, the Buckeyes struck for two runs of its own in the ninth to again pull even. But Maryland capitalized on three walks and a hit batter in the 10th to bring in the winning run.
Freshman Kade Kern singled in each of his last three at-bats to lead the Buckeyes at the plate. Pohl also collected a pair of hits to go along with the two runs batted in. Marcus Ernst and Scottie Seymour each drove in a run in the ninth to help tie the game.
TJ Brock worked a perfect ninth but gave up the final run in the tenth to suffer his first loss of the season.
Seth Lonsway started for the Buckeyes and turned in a solid outing. He went six innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on two hits with 11 strike outs and four walks. Griffan Smith struck out three in two innings but gave up two solo home runs in the eighth.
Neither team recorded a hit through the first four innings. The Buckeyes got their first hit from Marcus Ernst in the top of the fifth and then Maryland got their first on a single to left by Riley Langerman in the bottom of the inning. Langerman then caught stealing for the second Chris Alleyne followed with a walk and as he broke for second on an attempted steal, Lonsway throw to first goes down the right field line and Alleyne came all the way around to score the first run of the game.
The Terrapins cashed in again in the sixth as Maxwell Costes scored on a wild pitch with two outs. The 2-0 lead was short-lived as Kade Kern led off the Buckeye seventh with a single and then Pohl tied the game with a bomb to right-center.
Griffan Smith came on and worked a 1-2-3 seventh inning but then his first pitch of the eighth inning was hammered over the centerfield wall by Matthew Shaw to give the Terrapins a 3-2 lead. Luke Shliger added another solo shot the Maryland took a 4-2 lead into the ninth.
In the Buckeye ninth, Kern singled to right on the first pitch and then Pohl nearly tied the game with another deep drive to center. The ball hit off the wall and the Buckeyes had the first two on with nobody out. After a Brent Todys single loaded the bases, Seymour worked a walk to bring the Buckeyes within one at 4-3. Ernst then hit into a 4-6-3 double play but Pohl scampered home from third with the tying run.
In the 10th, OSU threatened with runners at the corners and two outs but Pohl’s sharp grounder up the middle was fielded and the force was made at second to end the inning. In the bottom of the 10th, the first batter was hit by a pitch and the second batter walked. After a sac bunt and an intentional walk, Shliger walked on a 3-2 pitch to bring in the winning run.
The Buckeyes will look to salvage the final game of the series on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. Buckeye Jack Neely will face Maryland right-hander Jason Savacool.
OHIO STATE VOLLEYBALL: Ohio State Set to Battle Florida in Sweet 16
Match will air on ESPN2
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 9-seeded Ohio State women’s volleyball team is slated to challenge No. 8-seeded Florida in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in the CHI Health Center. The match will air on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
LAST TIME OUT
· Ohio State (16-3) advanced to the Sweet 16 after sweeping Missouri on Thursday in the second round.
· Gabby Gonzales, Emily Londot and Rylee Rader combined for 35 of Ohio State’s 45 kills and nearly matched Missouri’s team total (36).
· Londot extended her season-long streak of reaching double figures with 13 kills.
· Gonzales chipped in 12 daggers to hit .355 and Rader added 10 kills as she converted at a .474 clip.
· Londot also scooped 10 digs for her eighth double-double this season.
· Mac Podraza chipped in 31 assists and three service aces while Hannah Gruensfelder led the team on defense with 11 digs.
· At the net, Lauren Witte and Londot registered five blocks apiece, followed by Rader (3) and Gonzales (2).
SCOUTING THE GATORS
· Florida (20-3) earned a spot in the regional semifinal with a straight-set win over Morehead State, led by Thayer Hall with 10 kills.
· The Gators are 76-30 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
· Florida ranks 10th nationally in kills per set (14.23) and 14th in assists per set (13.06).
HISTORY WITH FLORIDA
· The Buckeyes and Gators are meeting for just the fourth time in program history.
· Sunday’s outing will be the third time the teams have faced off in the NCAA Tournament.
· Ohio State trails 2-1 in the all-time series with the last meeting taking place on Dec. 4, 1998.
· Ohio State is making its 23rd appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the first tournament bid since 2016.
· The Buckeyes are 36-22 (.620) overall in the NCAA Tourney.
· Ohio State has advanced to the regional semifinals over 70 percent of the time (17 of 23 postseason appearances).
OHIO STATE MEN’S GOLF: Buckeyes Post 286 in Final Round of ASU Thunderbird
Freshman Adam Wallin finishes under par after three rounds at par or better
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Ohio State jumped three spots following a final round 286 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Saturday. The Buckeyes finished 13th at 7-over par.
Freshman Adam Wallin carded three rounds at par or better in the tournament, finishing with a 1-under 70 on Saturday. He made two birdies and just one bogey in the final round.
Fellow freshman Maxwell Moldovan made three birdies in a four-hole stretch on his second nine and came in with an even-par final round of 71. He finished in a tie for 64th at 4-over par.
Jackson Chandler was also 4-over for the tournament as he carded a round of 72 on Saturday. Felix Kvarnstrom made three birdies on his final nine holes to post a final round 73. Elis Svard rounded out the Buckeye scorers with a round of 77. Grant Engle, who played as an individual this weekend, posted a final round of 80
The Buckeyes will return home to prepare to the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate next weekend at the OSU Golf Club. This will be the 49th playing of the event. The Buckeyes are the defending champions, winning the tournament in 2019.
TEAM 279-294-286 (+7) 13th
Wallin 71-71-70 (-1) T38th
Moldovan 69-77-71 (+4) T64th
Chandler 68-77-72 (+4) T64th
Kvarnstrom 73-72-73 (+5) T69th
Svard 71-74-77 (+9) T84th
Engle (Ind.) 74-72-80 (+12) T91st
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1899 John McGraw, 26, makes his debut as a major league manager when his Orioles enjoy a 5-3 victory over the Giants, a team he will later manage for 30 years. ‘Mugsy,’ a 1937 inductee of Hall of Fame, will finish his 33-year managerial career with a 2763-1948 (.586) record, en route to winning ten pennants and capturing three World Championships.
1923 In front of over 72,000 fans, Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting the park’s first home run, a two-run homer off Red Sox hurler Howard Ehmke, which helps beat Boston, 4-1. The new $2.5 million ballpark is the first to feature three decks.
1923 At South Field on Columbia’s campus in New York City, a collegian hurler strikes out seventeen batters to establish a school record but loses the game due to wildness to Williams, 5-1. The young southpaw, whose name is Lou Gehrig, will become better known for his hitting prowess with the Yankees.
1925 At his Waldorf-Astoria apartment, Dodgers’ owner Charles H. Ebbets dies of a heart attack at the age of 65. Later in the day, his team opens the home season in Brooklyn, losing to the Giants at Ebbets Field, 7-0.
1925 The Cardinals rout the Cubs, 20-5, in a game that sees Rogers Hornsby score five runs. Redbirds third baseman Les Bell leads the Wrigley Field 22-hit attack, compiling 12 total bases with a pair of home runs along with two doubles.
1929 The Yankees will become the second team to wear numbers on uniforms when rain postpones their Opening Day game, giving the Indians the distinction of being the first to don the digits. The assignment of the numbers, Earle Combs #1, Mark Koenig #2, Babe Ruth #3, Lou Gehrig #4, Bob Meusel #5, Tony Lazzeri #6, Leo Durocher #7, Johnny Grabowski #8, Benny Bengough #9, and Bill Dickey #10 (#’s 8-10 are all catchers) is the result of the player’s position in the lineup.
1929 In his first at-bat since his marriage yesterday, Babe Ruth hits a home run, a first-inning solo shot off Red Ruffing in the Yankees’ eventual 7-3 victory over Boston. As the ‘Bambino’ rounds second base, he tips his hat to his new bride, Claire Hodgson.
1939 The five-year ban on broadcasting games played by the New York major league teams ends when Red Barber, hired away from the Reds by Larry McPhail, calls Brooklyn’s 7-3 loss to the Giants at Ebbets Field. In 1934, the two National League teams and the Yankees agreed not to air their games on the radio, fearing the exposure would reduce the number of fans attending games.
1939 In Brooklyn, Red Barber calls the action in the first broadcast of a regular-season Dodger game, a 7-3 loss to New York at Ebbets Field. The future Hall of Fame announcer was brought in from Cincinnati by the team’s new president, Larry MacPhail, who had hired the ‘Ol Redhead’ when he was in a similar post with the Reds.
1942 Due to the fear of a Japanese attack, General L. Dewitt, commanding officer of the Fourth Army Command, asks the Pacific Coast League teams to limit attendance at night games to no higher than the average number of fans from the previous year, approximately 3,000 fans for most clubs. Later in the season, all evening contests scheduled for ballparks within 15 miles of the Pacific Ocean will be prohibited, making San Diego the only club not having to shuffle their starting times.
1946 At Roosevelt Stadium in a game against the Jersey Giants, Montreal Royals’ on-deck batter George Shuba congratulates Jackie Robinson with a handshake after his teammate hits his first professional home run. The gesture will become known as ‘A Handshake for the Century’, because it will be the first time that a white player publicly acknowledges the accomplishment of a black teammate.
1947 Dodger president Branch Rickey names 62 year-old Burt Shotton, a team scout, to replace Leo Durocher, who was suspended ten days ago by Commissioner Happy Chandler for acts “unbecoming to a major league manager.” Brooklyn’s new skipper, the son of a sailor who operated freighters on Lake Erie, reluctantly takes over the team two games into the season and will manage the club for one year in his street clothes along with wearing the team’s hat and jacket.
1950 Eddie Waitkus, who missed most of last season after being shot in June by a deranged fan in a Chicago hotel room, goes 3-for-5 in the Phillies’ Opening Day 9-1 victory over the Dodgers at Shibe Park. The Philadelphia first baseman will be named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year, scoring a team-high 102 runs while playing in every game for the National League Champions.
1950 The Yankees defeat the Red Sox on Opening Day, 15-10, after trailing 9-0 after five innings. The Bronx Bombers take the lead when they score nine times in the top of the eighth frame at Fenway Park, thanks to eight hits, none being home runs, and three walks surrendered by Boston’s starter Mel Parnell and four relievers.
1950 In the first Opening Day game scheduled as night contest, the Cardinals beat the Pirates at Sportsman’s Park, 4-2. Gerry Staley gets the win, and Stan Musial homers in the St. Louis contest.
1950 Sam Jethroe, former Cleveland Buckeyes star of the Negro American League, becomes the first black player for the Braves. The 33 year-old highly-touted prospect, who will lead the majors with 35 stolen bases, will be named the National League’s Rookie of the Year.
1950 Vin Scully calls the first game of his illustrious 67-year career with the Dodgers, detailing Brooklyn’s 9-1 defeat to the Phillies on Opening Day at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park. The 22-year old broadcaster, who will be awarded the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award by Bud Selig in 2014, will become the team’s primary announcer just three seasons later.
1950 The Phillies play their first game with name official changed back from Blue Jays, routing the Dodgers at Shibe Park, 9-1. The team wears red pinstriped uniforms designed by manager Eddie Sawyer that are reminiscent of the club’s look in the early 1900s in the early 1900s.
1952 On Opening Day in Brooklyn, Willie Mays is knocked unconscious when he smashes into the Ebbets Field wall after chasing pinch-hitter Bob Morgan’s seventh-inning, two-out base-loaded line drive into the gap in left field. All three Dodgers baserunners cross the plate but do not score when the motionless Giants center fielder comes to his feet and jogs into the dugout, apparently unhurt, having held onto the ball after making a fantastic catch for the third out to end the inning.
1955 In his first major league appearance, 25 year-old Pirates reliever Al Grunwald, getting just one batter out, gives up a single to Don Mueller, a double to Monte Irvin, a triple to Willie Mays, and a homer to Whitey Lockman. The Giants’ fourth-inning ‘cycle’ contributes to an eight-run frame in the eventual 12-3 victory over Pittsburgh at the Polo Grounds.
1956 Ed Rommel becomes the first major league umpire to wear glasses during a game when he takes third base during the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium. The bespectacled arbitrator, known as the father of the modern knuckleball, played 13 seasons with Philadelphia, compiling an impressive record of 171-119 with the A’s from 1920 to 1932.
1957 At Briggs Stadium, Roger Maris hits a game-winning, grand-slam home run in the top of the 11th inning against Detroit in the Indians’ second game of the season. In his major league debut two days ago, the 22 year-old rookie outfielder went 3-for-5 in the Tribe’s 3-2 loss to Chicago at Cleveland Stadium.
1958 At the LA Coliseum, in front of a National League record crowd of 78,672, the Dodgers play their first home game on the West Coast. Carl Erskine gets the win, besting Al Worthington and the Giants, 6-5.
1959 Branch Rickey, former general manager of the Cardinals, Dodgers, and Pirates, is appointed the president of the Continental League. The third potential major league never materializes, but helps to accelerate the expansion of the existing leagues, including putting a National League team in New York to fill the void created by the Giants’ and the Dodgers’ departure to the west coast in 1958.
1960 Ted Williams becomes the first major leaguer to homer in four different decades when he blasts a pitch from Senators’ right-hander Camilo Pascual over the center-field wall for the only run in the Red Sox’s 10-1 Opening Day loss at Griffith Stadium. In 1939, the then 20 year-old ‘Kid’ hit the first of his 521 career round-trippers, a first-inning two-run shot off Philadelphia’s Bud Thomas at Fenway Park.
1964 In the top of the third inning, L.A. southpaw Sandy Koufax throws the second of his two career immaculate innings when he strikes out the side on nine pitches, quickly setting down Leo Cardenas, Johnny Edwards, and Jim Maloney. Cincinnati will score all of the game’s runs in the next frame, thanks to a three-run homer hit by Deron Johnson, to beat the Dodgers in the Chavez Ravine contest, 3-0.
1966 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills singles to center off future Hall of Famer Robin Roberts, becoming the first batter to hit on artificial turf in a major league game. The Astrodome’s new playing surface, called Chemgrass initially by its manufacturer, the Monsanto Company, couldn’t be made quickly enough, so the season begins with the artificial material only on the infield with the outfield remaining painted dirt until July.
1970 Denny Doyle’s first-inning single is the only hit allowed by Nolan Ryan when he blanks the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 7-0. The 23 year-old right-hander ties the Mets’ mark established by Jerry Koosman in 1968 with 15 strikeouts, but Tom Seaver will break the short-lived record, whiffing 19 Padres later in the week.
1972 For the first time in franchise history, the Yankees play a night game at Yankee Stadium on Opening Day. The Bronx Bombers, behind the three-hitter by thrown Steve Kline, beat the Brewers in the Bronx ballpark, 3-0.
1973 In the top of the 11th inning in San Francisco’s 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Candlestick Park, Dave Rader completes an unusual unassisted double play for a catcher. After catching an attempted sacrifice bunt which is popped-up with Braves runners on first and second base, the Giants’ backstop races to second base and steps on the bag before Sonny Jackson, who had headed toward third on contact, can get back.
1978 Lyman Bostock, a highly-sought free agent in the offseason who hit .336 for the Twins last year, offers to not to accept a salary for April if he doesn’t begin producing, after going 2-for-39 (.051) to start the season. The 27 year-old outfielder raises his batting average to .296, the highest on the club, before being fatally shot near the end of the season as an unintentional victim while riding a passenger in a car.
1978 After getting ahead in the count 3-0, Reggie Jackson, knowing he has a green light to hit away, feigns to be upset by getting a bogus take sign from third base coach Dick Howser. Oriole right-hander Tippy Martinez, deceived by the batter’s behavior, grooves a fastball down the middle of the plate that the Yankee slugger promptly puts over the fence, giving the Yankees a 4-3 walk-off victory.
1981 In International League action at McCoy Stadium, the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings begin the longest professional game ever played. At 4:07 a.m, the suspended 32-inning contest ends with the score knotted at 2-2, being completed later in the season with the Red Sox scoring the winning run in the 33rd inning.
1982 Joe Torre’s Braves set a National League record when they win their 11th straight game to start the season, beating Houston at the Astrodome, 6-5. The eventual NL West Division champs, who will finish the campaign with an 89-73 record, will extend the mark to 13-0 when they add two more victories against Cincinnati at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
1987 At Three Rivers Stadium, Mike Schmidt becomes the 14th player in major league history to hit 500 career home runs. The Phillies third baseman’s three-run ninth-inning shot off Don Robinson is cheered by the Pittsburgh fans and his teammates in the team’s 8-6 Phillies victory.
1991 A sellout crowd of 42,191 watches the White Sox play their first game at new Comiskey Park and sees the home team get crushed by the Tigers, 16-0. Jack McDowell gives up the park’s first homer to Cecil Fielder.
1997 Roger Pavlik of the Rangers becomes the first starting pitcher in the American League to begin a game by walking the first four batters. The Blue Jays take advantage of the All-Star hurler’s wildness by scoring five runs in the frame en route to a 6-5 victory at the Ballpark in Arlington.
2000 Adam Kennedy ties a franchise mark by driving in eight runs during the Angels’ 16-10 rout of Toronto. The Halo infielder’s run-producing single, three-run triple, and grand slam account for his RBIs in the SkyDome contest.
2000 After serving a 12-game suspension for making disrespectful comments about minorities, John Rocker pitches a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies in a 4-3, 12-inning home victory. The outspoken Braves’ reliever receives a standing ovation as he enters the game.
2000 During the Angels’ 16-10 victory over the Blue Jays, a SkyDome promotion becomes a bit too frank when fans get hit with bits of hot dogs when the wieners fall apart after being shot from the ‘Hot Dog Blaster.’ Undaunted by the fallout, promoters continue to propel the missiles even though the hot dogs repeatedly splatter the onlookers.
2001 After a 4-10 start, former Royals’ skipper Hal McRae replaces Larry Rothschild as the manager of the Devil Rays. Rothschild, the only pilot in the team’s four-year history, finished in last place three consecutive years, compiling a 205-294 record.
2002 After the Brewers’ dismal start of 3-12, GM Dean Taylor releases manager Davey Lopes. The fired skipper, who compiled a 144-195 overall record with Milwaukee, will be replaced on an interim basis by bench coach Jerry Royster.
2004 Sammy Sosa surpasses Ernie Banks as the Cubs all-time home run leader when he goes deep off Reds right-hander Paul Wilson in the first frame off in the team’s 11-10 loss at Wrigley Field, slugging his 513th dinger for the franchise. Slammin’ Sammy adds another round-tripper in the third inning to bring his current career total to 543 homers, en route to finishing with 609 during his 18-year tenure in the majors.
2007 At Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field, Mark Buehrle hurls the 16th no-hitter in White Sox history and the first home no-no since 1967. The South-side southpaw faces the minimum 27 batters, thanks to picking off Sammy Sosa, who walked in the fifth inning.
2008 Tom Glavine of the Braves is put on the disabled list for the first time during his 22-year career. The 42 year-old southpaw’s ailing right hamstring needs more time to heal before he goes after his 304th career win.
2008 In the longest game in franchise history, the Rockies beat the Padres, 2-1, in a 22-inning marathon played at Petco Park. The game, which ends at 1:31 am, takes 6 hours, 16 minutes to complete, falling one minute shy of San Diego’s record for the length of a game, but goes into the team record books for the most innings played to complete a contest.
2008 The T-Bones, a minor league team in the independent Northern League, cancel the Michael Vick “Welcome to the Neighborhood Night” after receiving numerous complaints about the promotion. The plans for the event included the teams wearing black and white striped jerseys and orange jumpsuit-style uniforms to mock the former Falcons quarterback, who is serving a 23-month sentence in the nearby Leavenworth prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to dogfighting.
2008 Conor Jackson, needing only a double to complete the cycle, hustles instead to get his second triple of the game. The Diamondbacks outfielder’s unselfish offensive output helps to pace the club to a 9-0 win over the Padres.
2008 The Dodgers announce the fans’ selection of Joe Beimel in an online poll during spring training as the player whose likeness will appear in an August 12th bobblehead promotion. The 30 year-old southpaw reliever, considered a long shot for the honor, gets the nod due to an intense internet campaign orchestrated by his parents, Ron and Marge.
2011 Tiger outfielder Ryan Raburn becomes the first player to hit a ball off Seattle’s Safeco Field’s retractable roof when his first-inning pop fly makes contact with one of the trusses approximately 175 feet above the playing field. The redirected foul ball, which falls between Mariner catcher Miguel Olivo and third baseman Chone Figgins, if caught, would have been the second out of the inning, according to the ballpark’s ground rules.
2012 Beginning with the second pitch of the fifth inning through the seventh pitch of the eighth frame, Bartolo Colon throws 38 consecutive strikes en route to picking up the victory in the A’s 6-0 win over the Angels. The Oakland starter faces eleven straight batters who never see a pitch that is called a ball in the Anaheim contest.
2012 A memorable pitching duel between Cliff Lee, who throws ten innings of scoreless ball against San Francisco, and Matt Cain, who doesn’t give up a run to the Phillies in his nine innings of work, ends with the Giants beating the Phillies, 1-0, in 11 innings at AT&T Park. The only run in the extra-inning contest, which takes only two hours and 27-minutes to complete, scores as the result of Melky Cabrera’s one-out RBI single off Antonio Bastardo.
BASEBALL BIOGRAPHY-FORD FRICK
The first Commissioner NOT to have a political background, Ford Frick was a multi-talented journalist with experience in teaching, ghost writing and advertising. After graduating from DePauw University, Frick took a position as an English teacher at Colorado High School and also freelanced as a beat writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette. Two years later, he left teaching to become the supervisor of training in the rehabilitation division of the War Department for four states (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming). Although the position was important, Frick could not ignore his “writers’ bug” and briefly worked for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver before returning to Colorado Springs to open his own advertising agency and write a weekly editorial column for the Colorado Springs Telegraph.
An enthusiastic baseball fan, Frick landed his dream job in 1922 after joining the sports staff of the New York American. The following year, he moved on to the Evening Journal where he covered the New York Yankees and eventually became a ghostwriter for Babe Ruth. Things got even better when he finally left the typewriter behind in favor of the microphone to become a sportscaster with station WOR. A rising figure in the sports media, Frick was named the first director of the National League Service Bureau and was put in charge of all publicity for Major League Baseball. He excelled rapidly at the position and was later elected as the President of the National League, succeeding John A. Heydler.
His first act as president was a passionate proposal for the establishment of a National Baseball Museum to honor the greatest players ever to take the field. This of course let to the Hall of Fame. He was also instrumental in saving several franchises from bankruptcy including the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. Immensely popular amongst the owners, he held the position until September 1951 when sixteen of them elected him Commissioner on September 20, 1951.
During his tenure, Frick was responsible for many changes in the reconstruction, expansion and transition of baseball. Some of the major changes included the growth from eight to ten teams in each league, the establishment of multiple national television contracts, a league draft and college scholarship system and the introduction of baseball on the international level in countries such as Japan, Central America, Holland, Italy and Africa.
Not unlike his Major League Baseball forefathers, Frick was also contested on several occasions for policies that did not agree with the public’s view. His most controversial decision came in 1961 when he caved under pressure from the sports writing community (that he had once been a part of) and ruled that Roger Maris’ record sixty-one home run season should be recorded with an asterisk due to the fact it transpired over a one-hundred sixty-two game period as opposed to the one-hundred fifty-four that Babe Ruth experienced. This suggestion stood for the next thirty years and would remain as a black eye on an otherwise stellar career. Frick would later go on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, in which he helped establish in 1970. He also became the namesake of the Ford C. Frick Award, given to outstanding Hall of Fame broadcasters.
|Boston||10||4||.714||–||4 – 3||6 – 1||6 – 3||4 – 1||0 – 0||9 – 1||W 1|
|Baltimore||7||8||.467||3.5||1 – 6||6 – 2||4 – 5||0 – 0||3 – 3||4 – 6||W 2|
|Tampa Bay||7||8||.467||3.5||3 – 4||4 – 4||4 – 4||0 – 0||1 – 3||5 – 5||W 2|
|Toronto||7||8||.467||3.5||3 – 3||4 – 5||4 – 2||1 – 2||2 – 4||4 – 6||L 1|
|NY Yankees||5||9||.357||5||3 – 5||2 – 4||5 – 9||0 – 0||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 4|
|Kansas City||8||5||.615||–||6 – 3||2 – 2||2 – 1||2 – 2||4 – 2||6 – 4||W 1|
|Cleveland||7||7||.500||1.5||4 – 1||3 – 6||0 – 0||7 – 5||0 – 0||6 – 4||L 2|
|Chi White Sox||6||8||.429||2.5||3 – 3||3 – 5||0 – 1||3 – 3||3 – 4||5 – 5||L 2|
|Minnesota||6||8||.429||2.5||2 – 5||4 – 3||1 – 3||2 – 1||1 – 3||3 – 7||L 1|
|Detroit||6||9||.400||3||3 – 3||3 – 6||0 – 0||3 – 6||3 – 3||3 – 7||L 3|
|LA Angels||8||5||.615||–||5 – 2||3 – 3||2 – 1||5 – 3||1 – 1||6 – 4||W 1|
|Seattle||9||6||.600||–||4 – 4||5 – 2||3 – 1||3 – 3||1 – 1||7 – 3||L 1|
|Oakland||8||7||.533||1||4 – 6||4 – 1||0 – 0||3 – 0||2 – 5||8 – 2||W 7|
|Houston||7||7||.500||1.5||1 – 5||6 – 2||0 – 0||0 – 3||7 – 4||3 – 7||W 1|
|Texas||6||9||.400||3||2 – 6||4 – 3||5 – 4||1 – 2||0 – 0||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Mets||6||4||.600||–||4 – 1||2 – 3||5 – 3||0 – 0||1 – 1||6 – 4||L 1|
|Miami||7||7||.500||1||3 – 5||4 – 2||4 – 2||0 – 3||2 – 0||6 – 4||W 2|
|Philadelphia||7||7||.500||1||6 – 2||1 – 5||6 – 6||1 – 1||0 – 0||3 – 7||L 1|
|Washington||5||7||.417||2||3 – 3||2 – 4||1 – 2||2 – 1||2 – 4||4 – 6||W 2|
|Atlanta||6||9||.400||2.5||3 – 4||3 – 5||5 – 8||1 – 1||0 – 0||5 – 5||L 1|
|Cincinnati||9||5||.643||–||7 – 1||2 – 4||0 – 0||5 – 1||2 – 4||6 – 4||W 2|
|Milwaukee||8||6||.571||1||4 – 4||4 – 2||0 – 0||7 – 4||0 – 0||7 – 3||W 1|
|St. Louis||7||7||.500||2||2 – 4||5 – 3||5 – 3||2 – 4||0 – 0||5 – 5||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||6||8||.429||3||4 – 4||2 – 4||1 – 1||5 – 7||0 – 0||3 – 7||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||6||9||.400||3.5||4 – 3||2 – 6||0 – 0||4 – 7||2 – 2||5 – 5||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||13||2||.867||–||6 – 0||7 – 2||3 – 0||0 – 0||8 – 1||9 – 1||W 8|
|San Francisco||8||6||.571||4.5||5 – 1||3 – 5||0 – 2||2 – 1||5 – 1||6 – 4||L 2|
|San Diego||9||7||.563||4.5||4 – 5||5 – 2||0 – 0||2 – 2||4 – 5||5 – 5||L 2|
|Arizona||5||10||.333||8||2 – 3||3 – 7||1 – 2||2 – 1||2 – 5||3 – 7||L 2|
|Colorado||4||11||.267||9||4 – 5||0 – 6||1 – 1||0 – 0||3 – 10||3 – 7||W 1|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 Philadelphia||39||17||.696||—||22-5||17-12||10-2||25-7||7-3||4 W|
|2 Brooklyn||38||18||.679||1.0||23-7||15-11||6-3||20-12||7-3||1 W|
|3 Milwaukee||35||21||.625||4.0||18-9||17-12||9-0||20-10||6-4||1 L|
|4 Boston||31||26||.544||8.5||18-10||13-16||4-6||18-14||8-2||6 W|
|5 Atlanta||30||26||.536||9.0||14-11||16-15||4-3||16-13||7-3||1 L|
|6 New York||30||27||.526||9.5||17-10||13-17||2-8||19-17||6-4||5 W|
|7 Miami||28||28||.500||11.0||15-13||13-15||5-5||16-15||6-4||3 L|
|8 Charlotte||27||28||.491||11.5||13-12||14-16||7-2||15-14||4-6||4 L|
|9 Indiana||26||29||.473||12.5||9-16||17-13||5-4||14-17||5-5||1 L|
|10 Chicago||23||33||.411||16.0||11-18||12-15||5-3||13-13||4-6||1 W|
|11 Washington||23||33||.411||16.0||12-16||11-17||2-7||9-23||6-4||4 W|
|12 Toronto||23||34||.404||16.5||13-15||10-19||3-6||15-20||5-5||2 W|
|13 Cleveland||20||36||.357||19.0||11-16||9-20||3-6||14-16||3-7||2 L|
|14 Orlando||18||38||.321||21.0||10-19||8-19||4-5||11-21||3-7||1 L|
|15 Detroit||17||40||.298||22.5||10-16||7-24||0-9||10-23||4-6||1 L|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 Utah||42||15||.737||—||26-3||16-12||5-2||19-9||6-4||1 L|
|2 Phoenix||40||16||.714||1.5||23-9||17-7||6-3||24-10||8-2||1 L|
|3 LA Clippers||39||19||.672||3.5||22-8||17-11||8-2||22-10||7-3||1 L|
|4 Denver||36||20||.643||5.5||19-10||17-10||7-1||19-12||8-2||2 W|
|5 LA Lakers||35||22||.614||7.0||17-12||18-10||3-6||21-11||5-5||1 W|
|6 Portland||32||23||.582||9.0||16-12||16-11||4-5||17-14||5-5||1 W|
|7 Dallas||30||25||.545||11.0||13-13||17-12||6-4||17-16||6-4||1 L|
|8 Memphis||29||26||.527||12.0||13-16||16-10||4-6||12-18||7-3||2 W|
|9 Golden State||28||29||.491||14.0||17-10||11-19||3-7||15-14||5-5||1 L|
|10 San Antonio||27||28||.491||14.0||12-18||15-10||5-6||15-20||3-7||1 W|
|11 New Orleans||25||31||.446||16.5||16-14||9-17||6-3||14-17||4-6||2 L|
|12 Sacramento||22||34||.393||19.5||12-16||10-18||4-6||10-17||1-9||9 L|
|13 Oklahoma City||20||36||.357||21.5||9-20||11-16||3-8||11-22||1-9||9 L|
|14 Minnesota||15||42||.263||27.0||10-19||5-23||3-6||9-22||4-6||1 W|
|15 Houston||14||42||.250||27.5||7-21||7-21||5-7||10-23||1-9||5 L|
|NHL Division Standings|
|New York Islanders||44||27||13||4||58||23||126||105||18-2-2||9-11-2||5-5-0|
|New York Rangers||44||22||16||6||50||21||146||115||11-7-3||11-9-3||7-1-2|
|New Jersey Devils||43||14||23||6||34||14||106||145||4-16-3||10-7-3||1-7-2|
|Vegas Golden Knights||43||30||11||2||62||30||142||96||16-4-2||14-7-0||6-3-1|
|St. Louis Blues||43||19||18||6||44||17||124||135||7-10-4||12-8-2||3-6-1|
|San Jose Sharks||44||18||22||4||40||13||118||149||8-10-2||10-12-2||4-6-0|
|Los Angeles Kings||42||16||20||6||38||15||114||127||7-9-4||9-11-2||3-7-0|
|Toronto Maple Leafs||44||28||12||4||60||27||145||117||14-7-3||14-5-1||6-2-2|
|Tampa Bay Lightning||44||29||13||2||60||28||149||115||16-5-0||13-8-2||5-5-0|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||46||15||22||9||39||13||114||154||8-8-7||7-14-2||2-7-1|
|Detroit Red Wings||46||16||24||6||38||15||103||145||10-10-4||6-14-2||4-4-2|