HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA
NCC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT-FIRST ROUND
HARRISON 10 RICHMOND 0 (6)
LAFAYETTE JEFF 18 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0
KOKOMO 12 INDY TECH 0
LAFAYETTE JEFF 8 ANDERSON 3
LOGANSPORT 4 MARION 3
HAGERSTOWN 5 JAY COUNTY 0….TIGERS: Scored 4 of 5 runs in the bottom of the third inning. Xavier Mathews 2-2 2RBI….Dom Anderson 2-4 2RBI….Collin Beaty 2-4…Reed Shaffer 1-3 RBI….PITCHING: Reed Shaffer…7IP 2H 0R 0ER 7K
HAGERSTOWN 7 JAY COUNTY 3….TIGERS: Kayne Ervin 2-2 3R RBI…Ben Williams 1-2 2RBI….
UNION COUNTY 5 KNIGHTSTOWN 2…PATRIOTS: Mason Hornung…1-3 2RBI….Mason Tipton 2-3 RBI….Mason Wicker 2-2 2R….Eric Burdine…1-3 RBI…PITCHING: Mason Hornung..7IP 7H 2R 2ER 12K….PANTHERS: Jace Wilkerson 2-2 RBI
UNION COUNTY 12 KNIGHTSTOWN 4….PATRIOTS scored 8 runs in the third. John Ridenour 3-4 RBI….Alex VanWinkle 2-4 3R RBI….Mason Hornung 2-4 RBI….Mason Tipton 2-4 RBI…Eric Burdine 2-4 RBI…PITCHING: Alex VanWinkle 6IP 5H 4R 4ER 6K….PANTHERS: Carson Smith 1-1 2RBI…Ben Newby 1-3 2RBI
WINCHESTER 3 UNION CITY 2…GOLDEN FALCONS: Ethan Doss 2-4…Will Anderson 2-4….Brock Goforth 2-3…PITCHING: Brooks Burelson 6.2 9H 2R 1ER 7K….INDIANS: Hunter Clay 2-3….Brenden Wight 2-3 RBI….
MT. VERNON 10 LINCOLN 0….GOLDEN EAGLES: 0 hits
MT. VERNON 12 LINCOLN 3….Gavin Trent 2-3…Gavin Sherwood 1-2 RBI…..Cameron Gumm 2-3 2RBI
NORTHEASTERN 6 FRANKLIN COUNTY 3….KNIGHTS RELEASE: The Knights went to Franklin County on Saturday defeated them 6-3. Ben Deitsch pitched a complete game giving up 3 runs on 8 hits, walking 1 and striking out 3. The offensive side was led by Justice Hollingsworth getting 2 sacrifice flies that knocked in 2 runs. Catcher Kendrick Villenueva knocked in an insurance run in the top of the 7th inning. Keaton Mikesell, Ben Deitsch and Colten Coyle each collected 2 hits on the day.
The Knights return to action on Monday at home with Randolph Southern. Colten Coyle 2-4….Keaton Mikesell 2-3….Ben Deitsch 2-4….Justice Hollingsworth 2RBI….PITCHING: Ben Deitsch 7IP 5H 3R 2ER 5K
FRANKLIN COUNTY 5 GREENSBURG 0
EDGEWOOD 9 NEW PAL 3
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA
LOGANSPORT 11 RICHMOND 0
LAFAYETTE JEFF 11 ANDERSON 1
HARRISON 9 KOKOMO 4
ELWOOD 3 UNION COUNTY 2
YORKTOWN 12 COWAN 0
NEW PAL 12 JENNINGS COUNTY 2
EAST CENTRAL 12 RUSHVILLE 0
FRANKLIN COUNTY 15 NEW CASTLE 9
NEW CASTLE 3 FRANKLIN COUNTY 1
NEW PALESTINE 12 JENNINGS COUNTY 1
GREENSBURG 7 BATESVILLE 2
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
Richmond won the Delaware County Invitational with a score of 335
Richmond Individual Scores:
Ryder Cate 79
Alex Brown 83
Carson LaFuse 83
Sam Reising 91
Jack Weber 90
WAYNE COUNTY GOLF MEET
|Hagerstown High School||1st||365|
|Northeastern High School||2nd||383|
|Lincoln High School||3rd||393|
|Centerville High School||4th||427|
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
CENTERVILLE 4 NEW CASTLE 1
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
|Chi White Sox||9||Final|
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|Wells Fargo Championship|
|May 6-9, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Keith Mitchell||67||71||66||-9 (204)||F|
|2t||Rory McIlroy||72||66||68||-7 (206)||F|
|2t||Gary Woodland||67||69||70||-7 (206)||F|
|4||Luke List||67||72||68||-6 (207)||F|
|5t||Satoshi Kodaira||68||72||68||-5 (208)||F|
|5t||Scott Stallings||69||69||70||-5 (208)||F|
|7t||Abraham Ancer||69||70||70||-4 (209)||F|
|7t||Jason Dufner||71||71||67||-4 (209)||F|
|7t||Viktor Hovland||69||72||68||-4 (209)||F|
|7t||Patrick Reed||71||69||69||-4 (209)||F|
|7t||Kyle Stanley||67||74||68||-4 (209)||F|
|7t||Matt Wallace||69||67||73||-4 (209)||F|
|13t||Cameron Davis||70||71||69||-3 (210)||F|
|13t||Bubba Watson||70||69||71||-3 (210)||F|
|13t||Richy Werenski||70||73||67||-3 (210)||F|
|16t||Joel Dahmen||68||72||71||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Russell Knox||70||71||70||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Carlos Ortiz||70||68||73||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Scott Piercy||70||68||73||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Xander Schauffele||72||71||68||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Vincent Whaley||72||68||71||-2 (211)||F|
|16t||Aaron Wise||72||71||68||-2 (211)||F|
|23t||Keegan Bradley||66||75||71||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Bryson DeChambeau||70||74||68||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Harris English||72||69||71||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Tommy Fleetwood||67||75||70||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Talor Gooch||70||71||71||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Lanto Griffin||75||68||69||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Emiliano Grillo||74||66||72||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Brandon Hagy||73||69||70||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Patton Kizzire||69||72||71||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Hunter Mahan||68||75||69||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Ben Martin||69||71||72||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Joaquin Niemann||71||71||70||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Charl Schwartzel||71||71||70||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Roger Sloan||76||64||72||-1 (212)||F|
|23t||Kevin Streelman||69||72||71||-1 (212)||F|
|38t||Brian Harman||68||72||73||E (213)||F|
|38t||Kramer Hickok||68||69||76||E (213)||F|
|38t||Matt Jones||69||71||73||E (213)||F|
|38t||Kyoung-Hoon Lee||66||77||70||E (213)||F|
|38t||Peter Malnati||67||74||72||E (213)||F|
|38t||Pat Perez||69||72||72||E (213)||F|
|38t||J.T. Poston||72||70||71||E (213)||F|
|38t||J.J. Spaun||69||75||69||E (213)||F|
|38t||Sepp Straka||69||74||70||E (213)||F|
|38t||Justin Thomas||69||73||71||E (213)||F|
|38t||Johnson Wagner||73||68||72||E (213)||F|
|49t||Jonas Blixt||71||73||70||+1 (214)||F|
|49t||Corey Conners||69||72||73||+1 (214)||F|
|49t||Ryan Moore||69||72||73||+1 (214)||F|
|49t||Brendan Steele||72||72||70||+1 (214)||F|
|49t||Jhonattan Vegas||70||71||73||+1 (214)||F|
|54t||Stewart Cink||71||69||75||+2 (215)||F|
|54t||Phil Mickelson||64||75||76||+2 (215)||F|
|54t||Sean O’Hair||70||73||72||+2 (215)||F|
|54t||C.T. Pan||74||69||72||+2 (215)||F|
|54t||Patrick Rodgers||68||68||79||+2 (215)||F|
|54t||Nick Taylor||74||67||74||+2 (215)||F|
|60t||Wyndham Clark||71||72||73||+3 (216)||F|
|60t||Zach Johnson||69||75||72||+3 (216)||F|
|60t||Andrew Putnam||70||72||74||+3 (216)||F|
|63t||K.J. Choi||70||74||73||+4 (217)||F|
|63t||Michael Gligic||77||67||73||+4 (217)||F|
|63t||Matthew NeSmith||75||68||74||+4 (217)||F|
|63t||Brian Stuard||68||73||76||+4 (217)||F|
|63t||Bo Van Pelt||72||72||73||+4 (217)||F|
|68t||Russell Henley||74||70||74||+5 (218)||F|
|68t||Ted Potter, Jr.||71||71||76||+5 (218)||F|
|68t||Seamus Power||71||72||75||+5 (218)||F|
|71t||Beau Hossler||73||71||75||+6 (219)||F|
|71t||Shane Lowry||71||73||75||+6 (219)||F|
|73t||Tim Wilkinson||68||78||+4 (146)||F|
|73t||Hank Lebioda||72||71||77||+7 (220)||F|
|73t||Kevin Tway||73||71||76||+7 (220)||F|
|73t||Jimmy Walker||72||72||76||+7 (220)||F|
|77||D.J. Trahan||74||70||77||+8 (221)||F|
|Honda LPGA Thailand|
|May 6-9, Siam Country Club, Chonburi, Thailand|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Ariya Jutanugarn||65||69||69||63||-22 (266)||F|
|2||Atthaya Thitikul||64||67||68||68||-21 (267)||F|
|3t||Amy Yang||69||65||70||64||-20 (268)||F|
|3t||So Yeon Ryu||69||70||65||64||-20 (268)||F|
|3t||Angel Yin||72||65||65||66||-20 (268)||F|
|3t||Patty Tavatanakit||64||64||70||70||-20 (268)||F|
|7t||Chella Choi||69||68||65||67||-19 (269)||F|
|7t||Hannah Green||66||71||64||68||-19 (269)||F|
|9t||Gaby Lopez||69||64||67||70||-18 (270)||F|
|9t||Caroline Masson||66||66||67||71||-18 (270)||F|
|11||Lydia Ko||66||67||67||71||-17 (271)||F|
|12||In Gee Chun||72||68||65||67||-16 (272)||F|
|13t||Pajaree Anannarukarn||68||72||70||63||-15 (273)||F|
|13t||Danielle Kang||69||67||71||66||-15 (273)||F|
|13t||Carlota Ciganda||67||71||67||68||-15 (273)||F|
|13t||Xiyu Lin||67||72||65||69||-15 (273)||F|
|17t||Celine Boutier||68||70||71||66||-13 (275)||F|
|17t||Emily Pedersen||72||68||67||68||-13 (275)||F|
|17t||Gerina Piller||68||72||67||68||-13 (275)||F|
|17t||Moriya Jutanugarn||70||70||66||69||-13 (275)||F|
|17t||Nanna Koerstz Madsen||65||68||73||69||-13 (275)||F|
|17t||Ashleigh Buhai||67||69||68||71||-13 (275)||F|
|23t||Yealimi Noh||69||71||69||67||-12 (276)||F|
|23t||Yui Kawamoto||69||72||67||68||-12 (276)||F|
|23t||Ayako Uehara||69||71||66||70||-12 (276)||F|
|23t||Sophia Popov||72||67||65||72||-12 (276)||F|
|27t||Shanshan Feng||71||71||67||68||-11 (277)||F|
|27t||Hee Young Park||68||66||74||69||-11 (277)||F|
|27t||Eun-Hee Ji||68||69||71||69||-11 (277)||F|
|27t||Amy Olson||69||72||67||69||-11 (277)||F|
|31t||Mirim Lee||71||68||71||68||-10 (278)||F|
|31t||Nasa Hataoka||69||67||69||73||-10 (278)||F|
|31t||Katherine Kirk||73||64||68||73||-10 (278)||F|
|34t||Hinako Shibuno||68||72||70||69||-9 (279)||F|
|34t||Bronte Law||72||71||69||67||-9 (279)||F|
|34t||Charley Hull||71||71||69||68||-9 (279)||F|
|34t||Nicole Broch Larsen||67||69||71||72||-9 (279)||F|
|34t||Jeongeun Lee||73||66||68||72||-9 (279)||F|
|39t||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||71||70||72||67||-8 (280)||F|
|39t||Wei-Ling Hsu||71||70||74||65||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Madelene Sagstrom||69||71||70||71||-7 (281)||F|
|41t||Megan Khang||73||73||65||70||-7 (281)||F|
|43t||Pornanong Phatlum||70||69||70||73||-6 (282)||F|
|43t||Jaye Marie Green||71||70||70||71||-6 (282)||F|
|43t||Wichanee Meechai||72||71||69||70||-6 (282)||F|
|43t||Muni He||75||71||67||69||-6 (282)||F|
|43t||Annie Park||73||71||69||69||-6 (282)||F|
|43t||Azahara Munoz||71||73||70||68||-6 (282)||F|
|49t||Kristen Gillman||73||69||68||73||-5 (283)||F|
|49t||Cydney Clanton||74||65||69||75||-5 (283)||F|
|49t||Caroline Inglis||74||68||70||71||-5 (283)||F|
|49t||Hyo Joo Kim||73||67||72||71||-5 (283)||F|
|49t||Brittany Lincicome||67||74||72||70||-5 (283)||F|
|54t||Georgia Hall||72||75||66||71||-4 (284)||F|
|54t||Jasmine Suwannapura||76||69||70||69||-4 (284)||F|
|54t||Minjee Lee||71||70||73||70||-4 (284)||F|
|57t||Sung Hyun Park||73||73||67||72||-3 (285)||F|
|57t||Tiffany Joh||72||73||72||68||-3 (285)||F|
|57t||Anna Nordqvist||75||71||71||68||-3 (285)||F|
|57t||Chanettee Wannasaen||71||78||68||68||-3 (285)||F|
|57t||Sarah Schmelzel||72||71||74||68||-3 (285)||F|
|62||Alena Sharp||71||72||71||72||-2 (286)||F|
|63t||Yu Liu||75||69||70||73||-1 (287)||F|
|63t||Su-Hyun Oh||72||68||74||73||-1 (287)||F|
|63t||In-Kyung Kim||72||73||70||72||-1 (287)||F|
|66||Brittany Altomare||67||76||71||75||+1 (289)||F|
|67||Cheyenne Knight||77||72||68||73||+2 (290)||F|
|68||Jing Yan||76||71||74||70||+3 (291)||F|
|69t||Jenny Shin||74||74||74||70||+4 (292)||F|
|69t||Mind Muangkhumsakul||73||72||76||71||+4 (292)||F|
|71t||Maria Torres||78||73||70||72||+5 (293)||F|
|71t||Mi Hyang Lee||73||73||74||73||+5 (293)||F|
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Indians bounce back from being no-hit again, smash Reds 9-2
CLEVELAND (AP) Determined to put an embarrassing night of unwelcome history behind them, the Indians came out swinging Saturday night.
They hit back, and they hit hard.
Cesar Hernandez connected for a three-run triple, Jose Ramirez had two RBIs and Aaron Civale pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten as Cleveland rebounded after being no-hit for the second time in 24 days by belting the Cincinnati Reds 9-2.
The Indians became the 18th team to be no-hit twice in the same season on Friday, when Cincinnati’s Wade Miley shut them down for the majors’ fourth no-no in 2021.
There was no more dubious history as the Indians scored in the first on Eddie Rosario’s RBI double and added five more runs in four innings off starter Luis Castillo (1-4), who was hurt by the Reds making two errors.
“I mean it just set the tone,” Civale said of the Indians’ early outburst. “It told everyone in the dugout that we put yesterday behind us. That’s what it’s all about: Putting the lows behind and riding those highs. So, I think it was a huge job for us and confidence-wise, it’s awesome.”
Civale (5-0) allowed one run and five hits. The right-hander improved to 11-0 when he’s supported by at least three runs.
Indians manager Terry Francona was anxious to see if his team would bounce back after being no-hit for the second time in less than a month. The Indians are only the second team since 1900 to be no-hit twice in its first 31 games.
“I expect that we will,” Francona said before the game.
The Indians did just that, collecting 11 hits with one of their most lopsided wins this season. Cleveland has won 10 of 13 overall and improved to 17-1 when scoring at least four runs.
“I thought our first four hits were the opposite way, which I thought was a really good sign,” Francona said. “You start getting traffic and you have holes open and things start to happen. But I thought we had a really good approach, especially early on.”
The only other team to be no-hit twice so quickly in the modern era is the 1917 Chicago White Sox, who had it happen it to them on consecutive days. They went on to win the World Series.
Civale said the ’21 Indians have shown a resolve not to let anything stop them.
“That’s all what the Indians have been for many years is going at each day as its own and attacking each day like nothing happened the day before,” he said. “I think the way we have the ability to do that is special. That’s not always the case.”
Tyler Naquin, who dropped a routine fly for one of Cincinnati’s errors, homered in the ninth.
Hernandez’s bases-clearing triple capped a four-run fourth and gave the Indians a 6-1 lead.
Castillo gave up consecutive singles to open the inning before Austin Hedges’ RBI single put Cleveland ahead 3-1. Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer then dropped a throw on a potential force out and double play to load the bases.
Hernandez fell behind 0-2 in the count before pulling a Castillo changeup into the right-field corner. The right-hander lamented that too many of his pitches are hovering in the strike zone and he’s not getting enough ground-ball outs.
Castillo hasn’t won since April 7.
Duffy’s pinch-hit lifts Cubs over Pirates 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) Pinch-hitter Matt Duffy had a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Keegan Thompson pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league victory and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Willson Contreras and Eric Sogard each drove in a run for Chicago, which has won seven of nine to improve to 17-16.
Thompson (1-0) allowed two hits and a walk following starter Trevor Williams, who gave up two runs and five hits in four innings. Andrew Chafin worked a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his sixth save.
Duffy pinch hit for Thompson and blooped a two-out single to right off reliever Clay Holmes to score Heyward – who led off with a walk against Sam Howard (2-2) and stole second – with the winning run.
Ka’ai Tom hit his first big league homer and Adam Frazier had three hits for Pittsburgh, which has dropped eight of nine. The Pirates have totaled eight runs in their last six games. They are 2-17 in their last 19 games at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs jumped ahead 1-0 in the first when Contreras was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and one out. Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe (two runs, six hits in six innings) avoided further damage by getting Jason Heyward to line out and David Bote to fly out.
Tom’s two-run blast to the left-center bleachers in the fourth put the Pirates on top 2-1.
Chicago tied it in the bottom half on a sacrifice fly by Sogard to drive in Contreras.
Pirates: 1B Colin Moran left in the bottom of the first with left groin discomfort. Moran, playing well behind the bag, caught a liner by Heyward and was injured when he ran and dived to first base trying to double off Contreras.
Cubs: SS Javier Baez left the game in a double switch after the seventh inning. … RHP Jake Arrieta (forearm strain) was scheduled to throw a bullpen Saturday. He’s not eligible to be activated from the 10-day IL until Thursday.
White Sox jump on sagging Royals with 8 runs in 1st, win 9-1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Danny Mendick hit a two-run homer during an eight-run first inning for Chicago, and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 9-1 on Saturday night.
Yoan Moncada drove in three runs on two hits in the first, and Andrew Vaughn, Leury Garcia and Yasmani Grandal each had an RBI. The White Sox hit for the cycle in the inning and scored their most runs in the opening frame on the road in 21 years.
“If we do what we did tonight we will score a lot of runs and give our pitchers lots of support,” Chicago manager Tony La Russa said. “The biggest mistake these days is always trying to hit a home run rather than just hit the barrel. When it warms up, we’ll start hitting home runs.”
Lance Lynn (3-1) allowed one hit in five scoreless innings. He walked four and struck out six. Lynn has shut out the Royals over 14 innings in two starts against them this year.
“They spot you eight so I just tried to get some zeros on the board,” Lynn said. “I have to make sure I think it’s a zero-to-zero game because if you don’t, things can get a little crazy.”
Kansas City, which won 16 of its first 25 games in a surprising surge to first place in the AL Central, has lost seven straight to fall to .500 and now trails Chicago by 2 1/2 games in the division.
Daniel Lynch (0-1) didn’t make it out of the first inning. He got two outs and was charged with eight runs on seven hits and one walk.
“A young pitcher is going to have some things he has to learn on the fly,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “Can’t wait to get him on the mound again.”
Kris Bubic relived Lynch and worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out two.
“He saved our pen and that was probably the best we’ve seen him,” Matheny said. “We needed that worse than even he knew.”
The Royals got an RBI grounder from Whit Merrifield in the seventh. Yermin Mercedes drove in Chicago’s final run with a ninth-inning single.
Yanks rally past Nats 4-3 in 10th, Scherzer strikes out 14
NEW YORK (AP) The smallest of hits decided a huge pitching matchup.
Max Scherzer overwhelmed batters to dominate a Cy Young Award-winning duel with Corey Kluber, reaching double-digit strikeouts for the 100th time.
After striking out three times against Scherzer, Gleyber Torres blooped a tying single in the ninth inning and won the game with a 50-foot single into a five-man infield that gave the New York Yankees a thrilling 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
“Especially with the five-man infield, you don’t usually expect to see an infield single like that to win a ballgame,” Aaron Judge said. “But Gleyber’s been hitting the ball – he’ll hit it right at somebody110 mph and it’s an out, and sure enough he had two hits today that were 50, 60 mph off the bat – if that. That’s the crazy game we play.”
Scherzer, coming off a five-hitter that beat Miami at home last Sunday and the birth of son Derek Alexander less than two hours after the final pitch, struck out 14 in 7 1/3 innings, allowed two hits and walked one.
Scherzer joined Nolan Ryan (215), Randy Johnson (212), Roger Clemens (110) and Pedro Martinez (108) as the only pitchers to strike out 10 or more at least 100 times.
“It’s pretty cool to join the club,” Scherzer said, “but it’s tough for me to put really put that in perspective. I think that’s more for other people, the other pitchers that pitched before me and obviously guys after me.”
In a matchup totaling five Cy Youngs, Washington built a 2-1 lead against Kluber on Juan Soto’s bases-loaded wal k in the third and Starlin Castro’s single in the sixth that followed Kyle Schwarber’s double.
Kyle Higashioka’s home run on a hanging slider had tied the score at 1 in the third.
“If I could execute that pitch better, maybe maybe we win the game,” Scherzer said.
Closer Brad Hand walked DJ LeMahieu leading off the ninth, Judge hit an opposite-field single to right and Torres followed with bloop single to right that tied it 2-all.
“Just mechanically was a little bit off,” Hand said. “Had a tough time commanding my fastball.”
Dodgers blow most of 13-run lead, still outlast Angels 14-11
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers scored 13 runs in two innings to take a massive mid-game lead. Over the next two innings, they gave 10 of it back to the Los Angeles Angels.
The way the World Series champions’ rocky title defense has been going for the past three weeks, perhaps it’s no surprise they couldn’t claim their first win in six days without some sort of energy-draining drama.
The Dodgers still came out of Angel Stadium smiling.
“You don’t want that to happen, but I think beggars can’t be choosers right now,” Mookie Betts said. “We’ll take any win that we can get.”
Betts drove in a season-high four runs and the Dodgers held on for a 14-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, snapping their four-game losing streak in hair-raising fashion.
“We needed a win, so there was a lot more good that came out of tonight than bad,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
But the highest-scoring game in Freeway Series history got that way in bizarre circumstances. After neither team managed a hit in the first three innings, the Dodgers went up 13-0 in the fifth, only to watch their bullpen surrender 11 runs to the Angels by the seventh.
Just when the Angels could realistically think about the largest comeback in major league history – the biggest lead ever blown is 12 runs – the Dodgers’ bullpen retired their final seven batters. Victor Gonzalez pitched a 1-2-3 eighth, and Blake Treinen threw a perfect ninth for his first save.
Clayton Kershaw (5-3) pitched five innings of two-hit ball on three days’ rest for the Dodgers, who emerged from a three-week funk for just their fifth win in 19 games. Corey Seager had three of the Dodgers’ 17 hits in their seventh win over the Halos in eight meetings over the past two seasons.
“All the wins count the same,” Kershaw said. “We’re starting to figure it out. Tonight was a good start.”
The Halos scored seven unearned runs in a two-out rally in the seventh, caped by Jose Rojas’ first career homer. The dramatic three-run shot – the only homer in a 25-run game – trimmed the lead to three runs, but the Angels could take it no farther.
Angels manager Joe Maddon watched the final innings from the clubhouse after getting ejected.
“You can feel momentum, even through a television screen,” Maddon said. “Really wonderful, the at-bats, moving the conga line. No quit. … That’s kind of a bonding moment, in a sense. Really proud of the boys.”
Jared Walsh had a two-run single in a four-run sixth for the Halos, who took their sixth loss in seven games.
The Southern California rivals had never scored more than 19 combined runs in the previous 131 editions of this series, which the Angels lead 71-61.
The Dodgers scored 13 runs in two innings with just two extra-base hits, and all nine Dodgers starters scored for the first time since October 2019. After going 3 for 36 with runners in scoring position during their four-game skid, the Dodgers got hits in seven of their first nine opportunities in the fourth inning alone.
The Dodgers chased Dylan Bundy (0-4) in the fourth with a spree of soft-contact hits leading to six runs.
Westbrook ties Robertson’s record, Wizards beat Pacers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When the final buzzer sounded Saturday night, Russell Westbrook grabbed the ball, jogged to the baseline and waved to the crowd. A few moments after joining Oscar Robertson as the NBA’s career triple-doubles leader with 181, he celebrated the milestone with his teammates and his opponents.
It was quite a show.
Westbrook finished with 33 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and made two free throws with a second left to give Washington a 133-132 overtime victory over Indiana. Heck, he even blocked the Pacers’ final shot before grabbing the ball.
“I love his spirit, his determination,” coach Scott Brooks said. “He’s really, really helped us become a better team and that’s vintage, you know – rebound, making a clutch shot, blocking a shot. Those are all great things and those are all team things. That’s what Russell’s about, he’s always been that way.”
Westbrook’s performance overshadowed everything else on the court.
Bradley Beal scored 50 points to help the Wizards move into the No. 9 spot in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of Indiana but sat out the overtime period after hurting his hamstring and ankle.
Domantas Sabonis had his own triple-double for the Pacers with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists. Caris LeVert flirted with his own triple-double – 35 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists – for the Pacers.
But even in a game with a physical, playoff atmosphere all eyes were on Westbrook and the record that stood for nearly a half-century. Westbrook now has a league-high 35 triple-doubles this season, 19 in his last 24 games.
“Every time I step on the floor, I try to leave everything on the floor,” Westbrook said. “And when I’m all done, I can look back and no one can say I didn’t compete at the highest level or that I cheated the game.”
While the Pacers made a better effort against the Wizards than they did Monday, when they yielded a franchise-record 154 points in a non-overtime game, the game followed a familiar script. Indiana led most of the second half, only to lose the lead in the waning minutes of regulation and again in overtime.
Westbrook and Beal were the biggest reasons.
“They’re good and we’re good,” Indiana coach Nate Bjorkgren said. “West and Beal are hard to handle and they’ve got very, very good players all around them. But I liked the way we played. We played basketball the right way.”
Washington went on a 9-2 spurt to take a 120-119 lead on Beal’s layup with 1:28 left in regulation. LeVert’s ensuing 3-pointer gave Indiana the lead and after Daniel Gafford tied it at 122 with two free throws with 48 seconds left, Westbrook’s layup with 21.4 seconds left gave Washington the lead.
LeVert tied it again with a layup with 13.4 seconds to go and Westbrook’s 18-footer at the buzzer came up short.
Curry makes 11 3s, scores 49 points to help Warriors roll
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Stephen Curry scored 49 points in 29 minutes and matched his season best with 11 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 136-97 on Saturday night.
Curry shot 14 of 26 overall and 11 of 21 beyond the arc while fans serenaded him with chants of “MVP! MVP!” as they have ever since being allowed back in Chase Center. He made five 3s in the first quarter, one in the second and five more in the third before sitting out the entire fourth quarter.
“I appreciate the love,” Curry said. “Nights like tonight, you want to get off to a good start knowing we should win this game. When you see the first two go down you start to find another level of confidence . and try to create an avalanche from there.”
It’s the fifth time in the last 15 games and seventh game overall this season that Curry has had 10 or more 3s in a game, breaking his own single-season record of six set in 2018-19.
“It seems like he’s just always spectacular these days and tonight he topped it, like really spectacular,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “When he got going in the third, we had about 4,000 fans in the stands and you could hear ever one of them in anticipation of the ball going into the hoop. It’s amazing. He’s just an incredible player. In an era where the 3-point shot is king, Steph is the best one of them all.”
Draymond Green had 15 points and 13 assists to help the Warriors to their second win over the Thunder in three days. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points, and Jordan Poole had 16.
Golden State remained a half-game ahead of Memphis for eighth place in the West. The two teams play each other in the regular season finale May 16 at Chase Center.
Svi Mykhailiuk scored 17 points and Luguentz Dort added 16 for Oklahoma City. The Thunder have lost six straight and 20 of 21.
“(Curry) puts a ton of pressure (on), even if he starts 0 for 5,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. “That’s what opens everything up for them. He had it going tonight. We didn’t do enough.”
Curry got hot early and never let up. He scored 24 points in the first quarter – one fewer than the Thunder had as a team – and went 7 for 7 on free throws.
That didn’t include what was arguably Curry’s most dramatic highlight on a shot he wasn’t given credit for.
The 33-year-old dribbled behind his back at the top of the arc, drove near the key then flipped an off-balance, one-handed shot off the glass and in, but referees ruled that Curry had been fouled by Josh Hall before getting the shot off.
“Steph puts on a show every night,” Warriors center Kevon Looney said. “Sometimes you take it for granted. It seemed like one play all five guys were holding him and he was able to get up a shot and make it.”
After sitting out most of the second quarter, Curry made back-to-back 3s and added another as part of a 19-6 run to start the third.
Embiid scores 29, 76ers beat Pistons for 8th straight win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid scored 29 points, Tyrese Maxey added 22 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their eighth straight game, 118-104 over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Embiid again put up the kind of numbers that have him in the thick of MVP consideration – he entered the game third in the NBA in scoring at 29.2 points per game and 10th in rebounding with 10.8 boards per game. The number that may matter most to voters, though, could be games played: 49 out of 68, possibly not enough compared to other candidates.
“I think it would be a feel-good thing for the entire locker room,” coach Doc Rivers said. “It would mean that we not only have the MVP, but we have players, we have a good team and we’re being a successful group.”
The Sixers moved closer to clinching the top spot in the Eastern Conference and securing home court in the East playoffs. Tobias Harris added 18 points for Philadelphia, which played without All-Star Ben Simmons (back) and starting guard Seth Curry (hip) and easily held off the last-place Pistons.
It’s all good with Embiid in the lineup.
Embiid hit a 3 for a 69-52 lead in the third quarter, which gave him 23 points. At that point, Pistons backup big man Jahlil Okafor had scored only four points. It’s impossible for a Sixers fan to watch a game featuring the two one-time lottery picks and not think about how the Process – the Sixers’ often-dissected rebuild – could have gone off the rails had Embiid not blossomed into an All-Star.
“He has all the tricks,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said.
Embiid was the No. 3 pick of the 2014 draft and missed the entire season with a broken right foot. Hedging their bets in case Embiid couldn’t get healthy, former executive Sam Hinkie drafted Okafor out of Duke with the third pick of the 2015 draft. Embiid missed a second straight season with injuries, and Okafor averaged 17.5 points in a rookie season that included a string of off-court headaches. The following season, Okafor never really meshed with Embiid, piled up games in which he didn’t play and was traded in December 2017. Okafor is already on his fourth team and a backup to Mason Plumlee.
Embiid, meanwhile, is the face of Philly sports and hears “MVP!” chants on a nightly basis.
Nets rally to beat Nuggets 125-119, snap 4-game skid
DENVER (AP) Brooklyn coach Steve Nash doesn’t mind his players feeling a little uncomfortable right now. Or even seeing them suffer a bit.
It can only help later on, the Brooklyn coach reasoned. The Nets were definitely struggling, too, down 21 points to Denver at one point before flipping a switch and storming back.
Kevin Durant scored 33 points, including five free throws over the last 21 seconds, and Kyrie Irving added 31 as the Nets snapped a four-game skid by beating the short-handed Nuggets 125-119 on Saturday night.
“I’m happy for us to be uncomfortable right now. I’m happy for us to struggle, suffer,” Nash said. “These experiences when we’re on the mat are good for us. Our guys responded tonight.”
The Nets moved a half-game in front of Milwaukee for the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn remained three games behind East-leading Philadelphia.
The difference between the first half (outscored 71-56) and the second (outscoring Denver 69-48) was pretty simple to Durant: “We got on the same page in the second half and played our hardest.”
After trailing by as many as 21 points in the first half, the Nets took the lead for good at 111-110 on a 3-pointer by Joe Harris with 6:12 remaining. It was their first lead since 35 seconds into the game.
But it was far from easy down the stretch. Nikola Jokic had a chance to give the Nuggets the lead with 23.9 seconds left, only to see his turnaround miss. Durant made two free throws to make it 122-119.
Durant was fouled soon after Jokic missed a shot on the other end. The Nuggets big man was upset over the no-call and lost his cool, picking up a technical with 9.1 seconds left. Durant made three free throws to secure the win.
Blake Griffin had 16 of his 20 points in a pivotal third quarter to help the Nets climb back into the game.
Jokic brushed off his seeming irritation with the officials down the stretch, simply saying: “No comment. Next question.”
Instead, he praised the Nets.
“They’re a talented team,” said Jokic, who finished with 29 points, seven boards and six assists.
Michael Porter Jr. added 28 points, including six 3-pointers, as the Nuggets had their seven-game home winning streak snapped. It was their final regular-season game this season at Ball Arena, where the Nuggets finished 25-11.
Facundo Campazzo had 19 points and little-used Markus Howard chipped in a career-best 13 points with the Nuggets turning to unconventional lineups after playing the night before at Utah.
Mitchell goes bogey-free at Quail and leads McIlroy by 2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Golf hasn’t had this much noise, this much energy, since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that Rory McIlroy is right back in the thick of it at the Wells Fargo Championship.
He is playing in the final group for the first time since Riviera, a month before golf shut down and fans were mostly kept away the rest of 2020.
“It was buzzy, that atmosphere,” McIlroy said after a 3-under 68 left him two shots behind Keith Mitchell. “Just so cool to play in an atmosphere like that again. I’ve missed it. I didn’t think I would miss it as much as I did, but I really have. So to be in contention, to have the fans back, I really enjoyed it out there today and I’m excited about tomorrow.”
Sunday should be quite a show, at least a loud one. The tournament was allowed 30% capacity, whatever that is on a sprawling golf course. Only a small majority of them are wearing masks, making it sound even louder.
Mitchell, who also felt drained of energy after the restart nearly a year ago, straightened out his putter and delivered big tee shots Saturday. He also avoided the mistakes that slowed McIlroy and Woodland, and closed out a bogey-free 66 for a two-shot lead over both of them.
He will be going for his second PGA Tour victory, the first one coming at PGA National in the Honda Classic two years ago.
“Some golf courses on the PGA Tour you can hit bad shots, get away with it and still try to make birdie,” Mitchell said. “You can’t do that here. I think that’s a true test of golf. I don’t think golf would be fun if every course was like this. I just feel more comfortable around a tougher course.”
The putter issue is not a figure of speech.
After closing with an 82 in the Valspar Championship last week, Mitchell discovered his putter was out of alignment. He had it bent back to the right specifications and felt his game back to an upward trend.
“I just feel like everything’s really working,” said Mitchell, who was at 9-under 204. “My driver feels great, and around this place you’ve really got to drive it well. Really just trying to keep the ball in front of me right now and see what we can do tomorrow.”
McIlroy will be right there along for the ride.
A two-time winner at Quail Hollow, McIlroy raced out to the lead, steadied himself after a double bogey on the 12th hole when his drive hit a cart path and played mistake-free the rest of the way. Winless the last 18 months, McIlroy will be in the final group for the first time since Riviera more than a year ago.
He was in the penultimate group at Bay Hill last year, the final event before the pandemic.
“I’m excited to be in the position I’m in. I wasn’t really expecting to be in this position coming into this week. I felt like I was still working on my game,” he said. “So I just have to go out and try to play well again tomorrow and see where that leaves me.”
Woodland had troubles on his own, particularly a drive right of the water hazard on the par-5 seventh that turned birdie into bogey, and a lapse of poor putting down the stretch on the back nine. He still managed a 70 with a chance to win for the first time since his U.S. Open title at Pebble Beach in 2019.
With more swirling wind and some pin positions on ridges, Saturday was a day for a little separation. It began with 23 players separated by four shots. Now there are six.
Luke List (68) was three shots behind, while Scott Stallings (70) and Satoshi Kodaira (68) were at 5-under 208.
McIlroy wishes he could have one shot back – the drive on No. 12 that hit hard off the path and well onto a hill. Trying to pitch under trees, he couldn’t get back to the fairway, and was blocked by another tree that forced him to punch one up to the front right of the green. The pin was back left, and he three-putted from 85 feet for double bogey.
McIlroy saved par with an 8-foot putt on the next hole, as meaningful a putt as he made all day.
LPGA Thailand: Tavatanakit holds 1-shot lead after 3 rounds
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) Patty Tavatanakit struggled on the front nine but will take a one-shot lead over fellow Thai Atthaya Thitikul and German Caroline Masson into final round of the LPGA Thailand tournament.
Tavatanakit recovered from her slow start to shoot a 2-under 70 in the third round at Siam Country Club on Saturday.
After back-to-back 64s, Tavatanakit bogeyed on the fourth and ninth after a birdie on the second. She recovered with birdies on the 14th and 15th and fought back from the bunker on the final hole for her fourth birdie. She moved to 18-under 198.
“I’m not expecting to have a perfect tournament.” Tavatanakit said. “Even though I had some nice rounds, it was still not perfect, which I feel like it’s the nature of the game itself. I’m really proud of myself of how I hung in there and grinded back to shooting under par.”
Tavatanakit and 18-year-old Thitikul are playing under high home expectations despite no crowds due to the pandemic. The 21-year-old Tavatanakit became Thailand’s new leading female golfer following her breakthrough win at the ANA Inspiration major last month.
The 21-year-old Tavatanakit will keep her eyes fixed on winning her second LPGA title. A Thai player has never won this event.
“I don’t have to be perfect to win tomorrow, but still it’s going to be tough,” said Tavatanakit, whose full first name is Paphangkorn. “I got to be mentally prepared for whatever is coming tomorrow. Like ANA, it’s not going to be easy. There will be some challenges. Going to be people shooting low numbers.
“I just can’t let that affect me at all,” she continued. “All I got to do is play my best, and whatever outcome it is, I’ll still be super proud of myself for having really good three rounds already.”
Playing her first international event as a pro, Thitikul (68) also shook off a sluggish start with two bogeys in three holes to shoot six birdies, four after the turn.
“I didn’t get off to a great start, so I just told myself to hang in there,” said Thitikul, who won two Ladies European Tour titles in Pattaya, at another course, in 2017 and 2019 when she was still an amateur.
With the growing local expectations for a Thai champion, Thitikul will try to keep that out of her mind and focus on her routine.
“I will go to the final round focusing on how well I can apply what I have been training for on the greens. Whatever people expect from me, I won’t let that bother me,” the teenager said.
Masson (67) carded seven birdies against two bogeys to join Thitikul in second place. Masson will be aiming to win her second LPGA title after the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic in Ontario.
“For me to have a chance to win, I have to keep making putts and birdies and try to go as low as I can,” she said.
The former top-ranked Lydia Ko (67) of New Zealand and Gaby Lopez (67) of Mexico were both two shots off the lead after three rounds.
Alvarez adds another title with 8th-round TKO of Saunders
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Big ring or small, Texas judges or not, Canelo Alvarez wasn’t going to disappoint a huge pro-Mexico crowd in another fight in Texas.
The wildly popular Mexican added another belt in the super middleweight division, handing Billy Joe Saunders his first loss when the English boxer didn’t come out for the ninth round Saturday night.
Alvarez set up another victory in his latest Cinco de Mayo bout with a staggering right hand in the middle of the eighth round, sending the raucous crowd of 73,126 at the home of the Dallas Cowboys into a frenzy as we waved his arms to encourage the noise while the round continued.
Saunders’ corner waved in defeat before the ninth while treating a cut under his right eye. Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 knockouts) added Saunders’ WBO belt to his WBA and WBC straps.
It was the first loss in 31 fights for the 31-year-old Brit, who was taken to the hospital with a suspected broken orbital bone, fight spokesman Anthony Leaver said.
The Saunders camp had threatened not to show because of concerns that the ring would be too small, and didn’t want any judges from Texas, so close to neighboring Mexico. There weren’t.
“I knew the fight was going to develop around the eighth round,” Alvarez, whose only defeated was to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013, said through an interpreter. “It wasn’t as difficult as I expected. I know my preparation is good and I improve day-by-day.”
With pandemic restrictions on attendance long gone in Texas, the festive crowd at 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium was the biggest to date for a sporting event in the pandemic. Organizers have said it would break the U.S. indoor boxing attendance record of 63,352 set in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans when Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks.
It came a little more than a month after baseball’s Texas Rangers had their home opener in the first full pro sports stadium since the COVID-19 shutdown early last year, right next door at Globe Life Field.
The distinction shouldn’t last long with the Indianapolis 500 planning for about 135,000, or 40% of the track’s capacity, on May 30. But the pro-Mexico crowd enjoyed the moment, dumping decorum by booing in the early moments of the national anthem for Great Britain and singing along to the Mexican anthem.
No. 23 Indiana Wins a Wild One at Rutgers in 11 Innings, 5-3
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The No. 23-ranked Indiana University baseball team won a dramatic, back-and-forth contest at Rutgers, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J.
With the victory, the Hoosiers improve to 22-9 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. The Scarlet Knights fall to 17-15 on the year and in league action.
• Through the first six innings of Saturday’s game, RHP McCade Brown was perfect. He retired the first 18 batters he faced in order, racking up 11 strikeouts.
• With both pitchers dealing, Indiana collected the team’s first two hits of the game in the top of the seventh inning, as INF Paul Toetz and OF Grant Richardson both singled. After a walk to INF Cole Barr, the bases were loaded with no outs. IU was unable to get a run across, however, as a shallow fly ball, an infield fly and a strikeout ended the threat.
• Brown lost his perfect game in the bottom of the seventh on a leadoff home run. Prior to that, the righty had struck out the seven previous batters.
• Brown allowed just the one hit, one earned run and struck out 11 while issuing three walks in seven innings of work.
• Down 1-0 in the top of the ninth, the Hoosiers were down to the team’s last out with runners on first and second. C Collin Hopkins stepped to the dish and delivered yet another clutch hit for Indiana, lining an RBI single to center field to tie the game.
• In the top of the 10th inning, the Hoosiers had runners on second and third with one out for INF Jeremy Houston. The senior came through, hitting a 1-2 offering into centerfield to plate the go-ahead run.
• Richardson followed with an RBI groundout to the shortstop, giving IU a 3-1 lead headed to the bottom of the frame.
• The Scarlet Knights answered, however, plating two runs with a two-out single to tie the game at 3-3 after 10 complete.
• In the top of the 11th inning, INF Jordan Fucci had one of the best at-bats any Hoosier has had in 2021. During an eight-pitch battle, Fucci fouled off five-straight pitches before launching a go-ahead, two-run homer over the fence in center field. Fucci’s third home run of the season gave Indiana a 5-3 lead.
• In the bottom of the inning, Rutgers was able to bring the tying run to the plate, but RHP Braydon Tucker earned his first career save with a strikeout to end the threat and clinch the win for IU.
• Brown’s 11 strikeouts on the day gives him three games this season with 10 or more strikeouts. He struck out 12 against the Scarlet Knights on March 6 and had 16 in a win over Penn State on March 13.
• RHP Grant Macciochi pitched a perfect eighth inning for the Hoosiers.
• LHP Braden Scott (2-0) earned the win for IU, pitching two innings of relief. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out four.
• Both Toetz and Richardson each had a pair of hits on the day for Indiana, OF Drew Ashley had a double.
• The game marked the first extra-innings contest of the season for IU.
No. 23 Hoosiers Fall to Nebraska, 7-6
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The No. 23-ranked Indiana University baseball team fell to Nebraska on wet, Saturday afternoon, 7-6, in Piscataway, N.J.
With the setback, the Hoosiers fall to 22-10 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. The Cornhuskers improve to 21-10 on the year and in league action.
• With Nebraska leading 2-0 after three complete innings, INF Cole Barr cut the lead in half with a solo home run to right-center field. The long-ball was Barr’s team-leading seventh of the season.
• The Cornhuskers were able to take advantage of batting in a downpour and two more Indiana errors to plate two unearned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game was put in a rain delay in the top of the fifth.
• After the delay, the Hoosiers came out determined and took the lead. With the bases loaded, OF Grant Richardson plated a run with a sacrifice fly to center field.
• Barr stepped up to the plate next and blasted a three-run, no-doubt home run over the fence in centerfield. Barr’s second homer of the game gave IU a 5-4 lead.
• With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Richardson made a tremendous catch in centerfield, scaling the wall to rob the Huskers of the game-tying home run.
• After Nebraska scored two runs, one earned, in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead, IU battled back to tie the game on an RBI walk from INF Jeremy Houston, 6-6.
• The Cornhuskers won the game on a walk-off, infield single to second base.
• Barr is the first Hoosier with two home runs in the same game since Scotty Bradley had two against Rutgers on April 17, 2019.
• RHP John Modugno got the start for Indiana, pitching four innings. He allowed four runs, only one earned, and struck out four.
• RHP Nathan Stahl pitched two scoreless innings of relief, striking out one, while RHP Braydon Tucker tossed two innings of relief. Tucker allowed two runs, one earned, with three strikeouts.
• The game was delayed due to rain for 52 minutes.
• The No. 23 Hoosiers will face Nebraska on Sunday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET in Piscataway, N.J.
Baseball splits with Manchester as Dopp claims Earlham career hits record
SCORES: G1 – Manchester 4, Earlham 2 / G2 – Earlham 8, Defiance 1
LOCATION: North Manchester, Indiana – Gratz Field
RECORDS: Earlham 20-17 / Defiance 6-31
NORTH MANCHESTER, Indiana – Earlham College baseball wrapped up its 2021 regular season with a doubleheader split against Manchester University – a split which should give the Quakers the right to host an opening round best-of-three series next weekend in the 2021 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament. The Quakers dropped the day’s opening game, 4-2, before recovering to defeat the Spartans, 12-9, in game two.
Fifth-year senior Danny Dopp added to the day’s achievements with a pair of hits in the second game of the twinbill: career hits no. 193 and 194 for the South Haven, Michigan, native, allowing Dopp to claim Earlham’s career hits record. Dopp eclipsed the previous record of 192, set by Nate Lynch (2014-17).
Manchester put two runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning despite having no hits in the frame. The Spartans benefited from a hit-by-pitch, a two-base Earlham error, a sacrifice fly, a walk, and a fielder’s choice grounder to manufacture their runs. Manchester tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Earlham got on the scoreboard with a pair of runs in the sixth. Isaiah Shake plated Brian Pincura with a single down the left field line, and Marc Gendreau pushed Cameron McCabe acrosse later in the frame on a ground out to second base.
The Quakers tallied nine hits to the Spartans’ five, with Shake, McCabe, and Austin Hatfield each recording a pair of hits in the game.
Starter Aidan Talarek was charged with the loss for the Quakers after allowing four runs, two earned, on four hits with five strikeouts in five innings of work.
After trading two runs in the third inning, Earlham grabbed a 5-2 lead in the top of the fourth keyed by Gendreau’s two-run double down the right field line.
Manchester narrowed the gap with a single run in the home half of the frame, however the Quakers got the run back in the top of the fifth on Cameron Wissel’s sac fly to score Pincura, leaving Earlham with a 6-3 lead.
The Quakers extended their advantage to 9-3 with a three-run sixth inning, with Shake’s two-run double down the left field line accounting for two of the Earlham runs.
Manchester began to battle its way back into the game starting in the bottom of the sixth, plating a single run to cut the margin to 9-4. Brady Perez’s two-run blast to left-center left Earlham with a 9-6 lead through seven innings.
Earlham reinforced its lead with a three-spot in the top of the eighth, stretching its lead to 12-6. Hatfield’s base hit to right-center plated pinch runner Jason Grace, and Christian Lancianese’s single into the gap in left-center drove in Shake and Pincura. The added insurance runs were needed as Manchester answered with three runs of its own in the bottom of the eighth, reducing the Earlham lead to 12-9, but the Quakers held off the Spartans in the ninth to clinch the win.
Earlham’s split against Manchester should secure for the Quakers the right to host an opening round series in the 2021 HCAC Baseball Tournament; official tournament pairings will be announced on Sunday after the completion of all games around the conference. All best-of-three opening round series will begin on Friday, May 14, with the top five teams in the final regular season standings hosting the bottom five teams.
Sycamores and Bears Suspended Due to Drop Dead Rule; ISU leading 13-2
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Indiana State baseball found itself in a familiar situation at Hammons Field Saturday afternoon. The Sycamores led Missouri State 13-2 in the middle of the ninth but were not able to complete the game because of a drop-dead time set in place due to the Double-A Springfield Cardinals homestand taking precedence in the evening.
ISU dropped game two of the series on Saturday morning 4-3 in eight innings as the Bears evened the series. The Sycamores are currently 22-12 overall and 9-5 in Missouri Valley Conference action.
Game Two – Missouri State 4, Indiana State 3 — Resumption from Friday’s Game
Indiana State resumed its suspended game from Friday afternoon on Saturday morning, falling in extras 4-3 to the Bears.
ISU was able to put runners on the corners with two outs, but Jack Duffy made a diving catch in center to end the Sycamore scoring threat in the eighth. Missouri State went on to plate the game-winning run on a sharply hit single through the left side from Mason Hull to claim the victory.
Indiana State tallied three runs in the top on three walks and two base hits to take the first lead of the game Friday. Ellison Hanna II, Miguel Rivera and Urdaneta each drew walks before Sean Ross singled to right field to plate the first run. Freshman Grant Magill picked up two RBIs with a single down the line in right.
The Bears (16-17, 6-8 MVC) answered back with a two-run home run in the fifth from Hull — his second homer in as many games.
Missouri State opened the sixth with back-to-back infield singles behind the mound before both runners were able to move into scoring position on a wild pitch. Fenlong would pick up a strikeout before intentionally walking the bases loaded to setup a force at any bag. Fenlong would go on to induce a pair of popups to end the threat and hold MSU scoreless.
MSU led off the seventh with Ben Whetstone chopping a ball off the first-base bag that sailed down the line for a double. He would move to third on a single to the gap in right before coming home a batter later on a sacrifice fly. Fenlong would get a flyout and a ground ball to end the inning.
Zach Frey took the loss for the Sycamores, falling to 0-1 on the season.
Tyler Grauer made the start for the Sycamores, going five complete innings with a no decision. The lefty struck out four and allowed two runs on seven hits. Fenlong went two innings, allowing four hits and striking out one.
Game Three – Indiana State 13, Missouri State 2 — Game Suspended in the middle of the ninth
Indiana State jumped out to a lead in the second inning with a Grant Magill RBI single before erupting for seven runs in the fourth.
Jordan Schaffer recorded his second home run of the season with a three-run blast to left before Ellison Hanna II singled in a run. Miguel Rivera capped off the inning with another three-run home run to the gap in left to push the Indiana State lead to 8-0.
Tristan Weaver went for a career long eight innings and a season high 10 strikeouts in his outing.
The Sycamores went on to add a run in each the seventh and eighth before scoring three more runs in the top of the ninth.
MSU starting pitcher Hayden Minton went just 3.2 innings, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs.
Indiana State will wrap up game three of the series Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET before beginning game four of the series soon after.
McMahill commands on the mound in Aces loss to SIU
EVANSVILLE – Despite getting a strong performance on the mound from starter Jake McMahill, Evansville dropped its Saturday meeting with Southern Illinois, 5-0, at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.
“Great effort from McMahill on the mound, giving us a chance, but we didn’t have an answer for their starter Harrison,” said Aces head baseball coach Wes Carroll “Harrison had great stuff today and there is a reason he is now 8-0 on the season. We need a total team effort tomorrow.”
McMahill pitched six innings for the Aces, allowing two earned runs and striking-out four, inducing 11 flyouts on the afternoon, giving Evansville a chance heading into the final three innings. His counterpart in maroon looked similarly impressive as Brad Harrison finished his effort, pitching 5.2 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and tallying eight strikeouts.
Evansville’s offense struggled to complete the final step and push across runs on the afternoon. The Aces generated a bases loaded opportunity in the third with two outs, but could not score in their first opportunity of the day.
The Aces continued to generate base hits with two outs in the fourth and fifth innings, but each time, the final out of the inning was recorded in the next plate appearance.
Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Evansville again got its offense going, sparked by a double down the right field line by Danny Borgstrom. After Borgstrom advanced to second and Craig Shepherd earned a walk, the Aces had runners at the corners with two outs. As was the story for the day, UE could not push a run across as Evansville grounded-out to end the inning.
In the seventh, SIU added to its lead, pushing across three runs on five hits to bolster its advantage to five runs.
On in relief for the Aces in the eighth, Tyler Denu looked strong, recording the final two innings of work, pitching a pair of scoreless frames and allowing just three runners on base.
For the Salukis On the mound to close-out the game, Bubba Harris allowed just one hit over his 3.1 innings of work, sitting Evansville down in order in the eighth and ninth to secure the 5-0 win for the Salukis.
With a time change to the final game of the series, Evansville and SIU will close-out their weekend at 11 AM on Sunday at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.
Hounds Celebrate Seniors in Regular Season Finale
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis baseball team closed out the regular season on Saturday at Greyhound Park. In a resumption of Friday’s game, the Hounds were victorious 3-2 with their second straight walk off win before the Flyers took the final two games of the series.
SENIOR SEND OFF
UIndy honored its senior class with a pregame ceremony. The Class of 2021 includes Cole Humphrey, Hunter Waning, Jacob Christie, Trey Smith, Reid Werner, John Hendry, John Carpinelli, Will Smithey, Jon Crawford, Myc Witty, Matt Rearick, Bailey Buescher, Corey Bates and Michael Schalasky.
Game 2: Lewis 2, UIndy 3
Game 3: Lewis 2, UIndy 0
Game 4: Lewis 13, UIndy 1
Baseball Sweeps Richmond In Doubleheader Saturday
RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Dayton baseball team swept Richmond in a seven-inning doubleheader Saturday afternoon. The Flyers won the first game 3-2 and completed the sweep with a 5-2 win in game two.
UD improves to 7-4 in A-10 play and 17-23 overall with a six-game winning streak. Graduate student Ben Olson won his second-straight start and third-straight appearance in the first game, with Dayton coming from behind with three runs on two home runs from graduate student Chris Cabrera and junior Jay Curtis in the last inning to earn the win.
Freshman Parker Bard won his second contest of the season, improving to 2-0 in 2021 in game two. Junior Benjamin Blackwell and graduate student Alex Brickman each homered and brought home two runs in the win, and senior Mariano Ricciardi extended his team-leading hitting streak to 20 consecutive games. Dayton never trailed in the second contest and completed the sweep.
Brickman’s home run was the 50th of the season for Dayton this year, the eighth most for a team in program history and the most since 2010 when the Flyers hit 63 as a team. UD’s pitching staff now sits at 374 strikeouts this season, moving this year’s team into fourth place in program history, passing the team from 2009 on the list.
ON THE MOUND
Olson continued his stretch of good appearances, allowing just two runs over six innings and picking up five strikeouts. The lefty has now gone at least six innings in his last three appearances, with each coming with at least five strikeouts and two or fewer runs allowed.
Graduate student Justin Longbrake entered in the seventh and earned his first save of the season and the fifth of his career at Dayton. Longbrake did not allow a run and secured the one-run victory for the Flyers.
Bottom 3: (1-0 Spiders)
Richmond led off the inning with a triple into the right field corner, and following a walk, Olson induced a 4-6-3 double play with the run coming home to score breaking the scoreless tie.
Bottom 5: (2-0 Spiders)
A leadoff double put a runner in scoring position for Richmond and a bunt advanced him to third. The Spiders got the second run of the game on a sacrifice fly to right field.
Top 7: (3-2 Flyers)
Cabrera led off the inning with his fifth home run of the season to cut Richmond’s lead to just one run. Two batters later graduate student Eddie Pursinger was hit by a pitch to put the tying run on and Curtis hit his go-ahead home run on the next pitch to give Dayton a 3-2 lead, one the Flyers would not give up, and a game one victory by that score.
ON THE MOUND
Bard got his second start of the season and again pitched well and kept UD ahead. The freshman tossed four innings allowing just three hits and two runs, while striking out two.
Graduate student R.J. Wagner entered in the fifth inning and went the rest of the way, earning his first career collegiate save in the process. Wagner went three innings allowing just one hit and striking out three in his scoreless appearance.
Top 1: (1-0 Flyers)
Blackwell started off the scoring by sending a 2-0 pitch over the fence for his sixth home run of the year, giving UD a 1-0 early lead in the contest.
Top 2: (2-0 Flyers)
For the second-straight inning, Dayton hit a one-out home run, this time coming off the bat of Brickman. It was his seventh of 2021 which is good for third on the team in the category and it extended UD’s lead to two.
Bottom 2: (2-1 Flyers)
Richmond led off the inning with a single to right field. Bard would retire the next two Spiders before a double to right field cut the lead in half.
Top 4: (3-1 Flyers)
Junior Marcos Pujols led off the inning with a single to center field and senior Riley Tirotta replaced him with a fielder’s choice on a bunt. Cabrera would move him to third with a single up the middle and Brickman drove in his second run of the game with a sacrifice fly, bringing Tirotta home.
Bottom 4: (3-2 Flyers)
A walk and a hit by pitch put two on with nobody out. Bard would retire the next two with a strikeout and a fly out to right field before a single through the right side scored Richmond’s second run of the game.
Top 5: (5-2 Flyers)
For the second-straight day senior Michael Cleary reached on a bunt single. Ricciardi advanced him to third with a base hit up the middle. Blackwell brought Cleary in to score with a double in the right center gap, moving Ricciardi to third as well and Pujols scored him with an RBI groundout to second, making it a 5-2 game and ending the scoring for the day.
Dayton will return for the series finale against Richmond on Sunday at 1 p.m. The game will be streamed with a subscription to ESPN+.
MARIAN STAVES OFF ELIMINATION WITH 5-2 VICTORY OVER SPRING ARBOR
Marion, Ind. – After losing the first game of the Crossroads League Tournament on Friday, the Marian baseball team came back focused Saturday morning, advancing in the elimination bracket with a 5-2 win over Spring Arbor. The Knights out-hit the Cougars 9-6 in the win, while freshman pitchers Noah Sackenheim and Davis Enfield limited the Cougars to a pair of runs, helping Marian improve to 25-28 overall this season.
Both the Knights and Cougars mounted a base runner in the first inning, but solid pitching from Spring Arbor’s Gavin Harris and Marian’s Noah Sackenheim shut down the first, stranding runners in scoring position. The Knights came back in the second inning and were able to manufacture a run, as Caden Jones got on after getting hit by a pitch. Jones advanced to third after a sacrifice bunt and fly out to right field, scoring with two outs on an RBI single from Trey Heidlage. Sackenheim finished the second inning with two strikeouts in the bottom of the inning, holding Marian’s 1-0 lead after two.
Pitching took over in the third and fourth innings, as neither side managed a base runner. Harris forced three ground ball outs as part of his scoreless streak, while Sackenheim fanned two hitters as the ball failed to leave the infield. Looking to add to their one-run lead, Marian went to work at the plate with a one-out single from Heidlage. Heidlage was forced out on a fielder’s choice hit by Allan Augustus, but damage would be done in the next at bat, as Hironori Kato got a piece of a 1-0 fastball, slamming the pitch down the right field line for a two-run home run.
Kato’s fourth homer of the year gave Marian a 3-0 lead, but the shutout came to a quick end as the Cougars built a rally in the bottom of the fifth. Sackenheim got the first out of the inning with a strikeout, but a pair of singles and hit batter loaded the bases for Spring Arbor. Jackson Kitchen roped a single to center with two outs against the home team, scoring two runs to cut into Marian’s lead. The freshman was able to get out of the jam and strand two runners with a flyout to right, keeping Marian on top 3-2.
Looking to score an insurance run, Heidlage again kept his hot bat alive, doubling down the left field line to give the Knights a runner with one-out. Augustus was able to provide the insurance one batter after the hit, turning in his first career double with a hit off the base of the wall, scoring Heidlage to push Marian’s lead to 4-2. Marian attempted to add a late run as Jackson Hogg singled through the infield with two outs, but the Cougars were able to gun down Augustus at the plate as he attempted to score from second.
The play at the plate re-energized Spring Arbor, as they sparked a two-out rally. Sackenheim was working quick after striking out the lead-off and getting a pop-out, but after hitting Brant Mast, the Cougars picked up their second base runner with a Kitchen single. The hit forced head coach Todd Bacon to go to the bullpen, bringing on Davis Enfield. Mast and Kitchen stole third and second to advance into scoring position while Glenn Miller worked a long at-bat against Enfield, but the freshman righty was able to get Miller to pop out into foul territory to end the threat.
The Knights picked up one more insurance run in the top of the eighth, as Heidlage tagged a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Dion Wintjes who led off the inning with a walk. The 5-2 lead was more than enough for Enfield to work with, as the freshman picked up a pair of strikeouts before fielding his position to end the eighth. In the bottom of the ninth, Enfield agian worked the strike zone to his advantage striking out Harding before getting a groundout for the second out of the inning. Ben Redfield extended the ineveitable for one additional at bat with a single, but Enfield closed the game quickly, getting Mast to go down swinging to preserve the win.
Marian had nine hits in the win, with Heidlage leading the charge in a 3-3 outing. Kato had a single and a two-run homerun in the win, as both Kato and Heidlage led Marian with two RBI each. Augustus reached base three times and finished 1-4 with an RBI double. On the mound, Sackenheim earned the win and struckout six batters in his 6.2 innings of work, allowing five hits and two runs. Enfield threw 2.1 innings, recording the seven-out save to keep Marian’s season alive. Enfield struckout four in his relief appearance.
Marian will return to Indiana Wesleyan on Monday morning as they try to extend their season, taking on the loser of Indiana Wesleyan and Mount Vernon. Monday’s game will begin at 10 a.m. from Marion.
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER
No. 2 Indiana Men’s Soccer Match Notes
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The No. 2-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (10-1-2) take on the No. 6-ranked Seton Hall Pirates (10-1-4) in the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals at 5 p.m. ET on May 10 at WakeMed Field in Cary, N.C. The winner of the match will advance to the College Cup. A stream of the match will be available at NCAA.com.
NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
• Indiana has won the NCAA championship eight times in the program’s storied history and have made an NCAA record 20 College Cup appearances.
• IU is one of three programs (Stanford and Wake Forest) to make the Sweet 16 every season since 2015.
• No program has more NCAA tourney victories (93) than the Hoosiers. UCLA (70) is second.
• The Hoosiers hold a record of 93-34-6 in the NCAA Tournament. The .721 winning percentage is the highest total of any program that has won more than 10 matches.
• IU last hosted the NCAA Championship trophy after defeating Georgetown by a score of 1-0 in 2012.
#IUMS B1G POSTSEASON AWARDS
• The Indiana men’s soccer team cleaned up the 2020-21 Big Ten Conference postseason awards.
• Sophomore forward Victor Bezerra, sophomore keeper Celentano, and redshirt senior defender Spencer Glass earned All-Big Ten First Team plaudits, while sophomore midfielder Herbert Endeley and redshirt sophomore defender Daniel Munie were named to the 2020-21 All-Big Ten Second Team. Freshman defender Joey Maher was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.
• Bezerra also earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors. He is the third Hoosier to garner the award as he joins Will Bruin (2010) and Eriq Zavaleta (2012). Celentano became the second IU keeper to be named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (Trey Muse, 2018).
• Todd Yeagley was named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year for the fourth time (2010, ’18, ’19). Yeagley joins his father, Jerry Yeagley, as the only coaches in Big Ten program history to earn the accolade in three-consecutive seasons. Jerry achieved the feat from 2001-03.
• The Hoosiers have not suffered a loss in nine-straight matches, the longest active streak in the Big Ten and the program’s longest streak without a loss since the 2018 (Oct. 3-Nov. 30) campaign. The ’18 team went 11-0-1 before the season ended in NCAA College Cup.
• Head coach Todd Yeagley earned his 150th-career win on March 23.
• Under the direction of Yeagley, the Hoosiers have compiled an NCAA Tournament record of 16-9-2. IU captured the program’s eighth star in 2012 with a 1-0 triumph over Georgetown in Hoover, Ala.
• In the last 44 Big Ten regular season matches Indiana holds a record of 33-2-9. IU is 10-0-6 in the Big Ten Tournament since 2015.
• Redshirt senior defender Spencer Glass suffered a season-ending injury (tibia) against No. 11 Michigan.
• Indiana is playing in the program’s 28th NCAA Quarterfinal Appearance and attempting to qualify for a 21st berth into the College Cup, the most of any NCAA team.
LAST TIME OUT
• The third-seeded Hoosiers advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament by way of a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against No. 19 Marquette in the third round on Thursday night in Cary.
• The Golden Eagles were the first to the scoreboard in the 44th minute of play when AJ Franklin let go a laser from outside the 18-yard box on a counterattack.
• Endeley found the equalizer for the Hoosiers in the 71st minute off a beautiful touch from Bezerra. The Blaine, Minn., native gathered and easily beat the keeper on the ground to level the score at 1-1.
• Nine minutes later, sophomore forward Maouloune Goumballe cleaned up a rebound off the near post to score the sliding winner in the 80th minute.
• Celentano made one of his three saves in the 84th minute to preserve the Indiana win.
ABOUT THE PIRATES
• The Seton Hall Pirates, coached by Andreas Lindberg, will be playing in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round for the first time since 1988 after taking down Virginia Tech (7-6) in PKs on Thursday night. The Pirates beat Air Force, 2-1, in their second-round matchup.
• The 6th-ranked team in the country boasts a record of 10-1-4 and won the Big East tournament title. The Pirates are led by junior forward CJ Tibbling. The All-Big East First Team player scored seven goals to go along with three assists and a team-high 17 points. Sophomore midfielder James Boote led the program with nine assists.
• Senior keeper Andreas Nota, an All-Big East Second Team performer, allowed 11 goals in 13 starts (9-1-3) this season. He has 41 saves to his credit (0.788 save percentage) to go along with six shutouts. He allowed at least one goal in seven of the team’s last eight matches.
• The Hoosiers and Pirates will meet on the pitch for the third time in their respective histories and the first time since Nov. 27, 1988 when Indiana toppled Seton Hall by a score of 3-1 in the NCAA Quarterfinals to advance to the ’88 College Cup. IU would go win the title later that season by defeating Portland (1-0) in the semis and Howard (1-0) in the title match.
• Indiana also won (3-2 OT) the first matchup between the two squads on Oct. 3, 1987.
Indiana Sweeps Doubleheader, Four-Game Series from Penn State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana softball team (23-17) took a pair of games from Penn State on Saturday afternoon to complete the four-game sweep on the weekend. In the second game of the day, the Hoosiers won 17-0, collecting 19 hits, the second most in a game in their last 21 seasons. Gabbi Jenkins, who came into this weekend with no career home runs, hit two on the weekend, including a walk off on Friday night. The Hoosiers are now tied for fourth-place in the Big Ten.
Game One: Indiana 4, Penn State 1
• Senior catcher Bella Norton got the Hoosiers on the board in the first inning with a groundout to shortstop that scored fellow senior and outfielder Gabbi Jenkins.
• Freshman shortstop Brooke Benson gunned down a Penn State runner at the plate with Norton applying the tag to keep the Nittany Lions off the board in the top of the third inning.
• Jenkins extended the IU lead in the third inning with a single through the left side to bring around senior outfielder Taylor Lambert.
• Freshman catcher Grace Lorsung responded to Penn State’s run in the fourth by doubling to right-center field to bring Norton around to score. Senior infielder Katie Lacefield tallied another in the same inning with a hit to bring Lorsung in to score.
• Senior pitcher Emily Goodin retired the side in order in the top of the seventh to earn another complete game and a 4-1 victory.
• Goodin (15-12) tossed another complete game for the Hoosiers. She went seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out eight. It was her fifth complete game in her last six outings.
• Jenkins went 3-for-4 in the first game, her fifth three-hit game of the season.
Game Two: Indiana 17, Penn State 0
• Norton continued her impressive day by hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give IU the early lead.
• Senior infielder Annika Baez tallied a long shot of her own in the bottom of the third inning to extend IU’s lead to 3-0.
• The Hoosiers offense exploded in the bottom of the second inning. Lorsung added two more RBI’s off a double to left-center field while graduate infielder Micah Schroder singled to bring two more around to score.
• Junior utility player Brittany Ford continued the hot hitting with a two-run double to extend IU’s lead to 10-0. IU brought 12 batters to the plate in the second inning to the tune of eight runs.
• Junior utility player Juvia Davis homered to right-center field in the bottom of the third inning to add two more runs for the Hoosiers.
• Jenkins went deep in the fourth inning on a three-run home run to give IU a 17-0 lead.
• Most runs in a single game for IU since scoring 23 runs on 3/24/17 against Rutgers.
• The 19 hits are tied for the second most in a game since 2000.
• IU hit four home runs, the second most in a single game by IU since 2007.
• Jenkins each recorded three RBI’s in Game 2 of the doubleheader. Norton finished with 5 RBI’s on the day in two games.
• Goodin (16-12) tossed another four innings in the second game of the double header, allowing just three hits while striking out three.
• Goodin now has 158 strikeouts on the season.
• This was IU’s first four-game sweep on the season.
• Nine different players recorded at least one RBI for IU in the second game on the afternoon.
• IU will travel to College Park next weekend for the final series of the regular season against Maryland.
All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. Check IUHooisers.com for the latest information.
Peters’ Complete Game Shutout Highlights Doubleheader
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In the series-closing doubleheader, Purdue softball (15-25) split the day with Northwestern (26-14), taking the first game in a 1-0 shutout, before falling 1-0 in the second.
The pair of games came on Senior Day, where the program honored Sydney Bates and Ryleigh Scott, who closed out their time in Bittinger with a split series with the Wildcats (2-2).
Pitcher Ashley Peters led Purdue to its fourth shutout of the season and her second complete-game shutout of 2021. The winning run was recorded by freshman Kiley Goff, thanks to an RBI by the designated player Alex Echazarreta.
Senior Ryleigh Scott put on a show, with a trio of SC Top 10-worthy catches in left field, including a key diving catch in the seventh inning to help secure the victory.
Game 1 | W, 1-0
After remaining scoreless through five and a half innings, Purdue registered the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth with two outs on the board.
Echazarreta’s game-winning RBI was her 11th of the year, bringing her season hit total to 14. The designated player’s single gave time for Goff, who reached on a fielder’s choice, to score from second. It was Goff’s 18th run of the season.
Then in the top of the seventh, Scott produced a key first out on a diving catch. Peters ended the game on a strikeout.
Despite being out-hit 6-5, the Boilermaker defense came through when the stakes were high, leaving a total of 10 Wildcats on base, including runners in scoring position in six of the seven innings.
Game 2 | L, 1-0
The Boilermakers were held scoreless after a tough complete game in the circle by Northwestern’s Danielle Williams, who forced eight Boilermakers to strikeout.
Becca Jones led the game with two hits, while Bates, Becker, Goff and Dillon each tallied one.
Northwestern scored the eventual game-winner in the third inning, however Purdue fought hard for the comeback, with Goff out at home in the bottom of the fourth and loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh.
In the Boilermakers’ final rally, Jones led-off with a single, before Kaeley Hallada’s walk. With just one out on the board, Kiara Dillon registered the hit to load the bases, but the strong pitching by Northwestern led to a pair of strikeouts to end the game.
Sydney Bates (6-6) went the distance, recording one strikeout in the circle and the team’s lone double of the game.
Purdue will close out the regular season at Wisconsin. The Boilermakers will play four next weekend beginning Friday, May 14.
Sycamores Drop Series Finale to Ramblers
CHICAGO – The Indiana State softball team dropped the series finale to Loyola on Saturday afternoon 4-1 at the Loyola Softball Field.
Indiana State moved to 19-27 on the season and 12-15 in MVC play while Loyola sits at 12-28 and 8-16 in Valley action.
Loyola jumped out in front first scoring the first run of the contest on a double. Lexie Siwek answered in the top half of the third with a double to left field.
The Ramblers added a pair of runs on an ISU throwing error and a single. Loyola scored another run on a single in the bottom of the fifth.
Pitchers of Record
Win: Sydney Ruggles, Loyola (6-15)
Loss: Gabbi Schnaiter, Indiana State (6-8)
Save: Madison Veres, Loyola (1)
Indiana State will now set its sights on the MVC Championships in Evansville, Ind. at Cooper Stadium.
Swart Homers But Oakland Edges ‘Dons Late in Game Two
ROCHESTER, Mich. – Sophomore Madeline Swart opened game two with an inside the park home run on Saturday (May 8) but it came in a losing effort for the Purdue Fort Wayne softball team. The Mastodons dropped game one 7-0 and fell in game two 6-5 to Oakland in Horizon League play. Swart now has four home runs on the season.
Game One – Oakland 7, Purdue Fort Wayne 0
The first contest of the day was the completion of a suspended contest from Friday. The ‘Dons stepped on the field trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the third. Oakland added to their lead with three in the fifth and then one in the sixth. Jen Krizka and Jamie Squires each had a double for Oakland in the contest. Sydney Campbell moved her record to 14-5 with a complete game.
Meagan Mullaney, Kennedy Steele and Emma McMillan each had a single for the ‘Dons.
Shaina Eyre took the loss, going 2.1 innings and falling to 7-13.
Game Two – Oakland 6, Purdue Fort Wayne 5
Swart started the game with a leadoff inside the park home run. She pulled a 2-2 pitch to right field and after the Oakland right fielder’s diving attempt came up short, the ball rolled to the wall. Swart motored around the bases for the run.
The ‘Dons went up 4-0 with a three-run fifth inning. Lexi Smalarz knocked in McMillan with an bunt single. Smalarz then stole second and eventually came home on a sacrifice fly by Swart.
Oakland got the runs back in the bottom of the fifth with a three-run home run by Lauren Griffith.
The sixth saw McMillan knock in Kyndell Ethridge to put the ‘Dons up 5-3. They took this lead to the seventh. The ‘Dons got the first out of the bottom of the seventh with a pop up, but five consecutive Oakland singles followed to give the Golden Grizzlies a walk-off victory. Jessie Munson had the game winning hit.
Olivia Stansbury finished with a double and a single in the game. McMillan also had two hits.
Kayla Marburger threw just the seventh to get the win and give herself a 1-0 record on the year. Jadelyn Johnson started and picked up a no-decision for the ‘Dons. She allowed just the three-run home run in 5.0 innings. Eyre suffered the loss in relief to fall to 7-14.
Oakland improves to 22-14 (21-11 Horizon). The ‘Dons fall to 12-25 (11-22 Horizon). The two teams will play a makeup doubleheader on Sunday (May 9) in a start time to be determined based on the weather forecast.
Waters’ One-Hitter Lifts Hounds to GLVC Final
EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The top-seeded UIndy softball team (41-6) fended off not one but two elimination games Saturday, advancing to the conference final at the 2021 GLVC Championship. The Greyhounds took down No. 4-seed Maryville, 8-1, before dispatching fifth-seeded Rockhurst, 2-0.
Senior Hallie Waters topped the list of standout individual performances, as the Boonville, Ind., product spun a one-hit shutout versus Rockhurst to cap the day.
The Hounds are now set to face No. 2-seed McKendree Sunday to decide the league title. With the Bearcats yet to take a loss this week, UIndy will need to defeat them in consecutive games tomorrow. The first contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
Softball Holds Senior Day Saturday
The Valpo softball team closed out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, falling to visiting Illinois State, 7-1, as the Redbirds secured the MVC regular season title. Following the game, Valpo honored a pair of seniors in its Senior Day ceremony – second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) and manager Alex Dixon (Milan, Ind./Milan).
How It Happened
The teams played a scoreless first two innings, with the Valpo defense stranding three Redbird runners on base over the two frames.
Illinois State broke through in the third, hitting back-to-back home runs with two outs to go ahead 4-0.
Valpo found the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth, and Burke was the catalyst. The senior drew a four-pitch walk with one out, and then on a grounder to second successfully avoided a tag to advance into scoring position with two outs. Junior Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) then laced the first pitch she saw back through the middle, plating Burke with the RBI single.
A standout defensive play ended the top of the fifth. With a runner on first and one out, junior Jaina Westphal (Waterford, Wis./Burlington) ranged back into shallow center on a pop-up and caught it with her back to home plate going to the ground. She then had the wherewithal to jump to her feet, turn and fire to first base to double up the ISU runner for the double play.
The Redbirds closed the scoring with three two-out runs in the top of the sixth.
Inside the Game
Junior Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) picked up her third hit of the series with two outs in the seventh.
Burke’s Senior Day start was her 151st career appearance and 132nd career start in the Brown and Gold.
The double play turned by Westphal and Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) was the 14th of the season for the Valpo defense, 12 of which have come in the last 20 games.
Valpo will head to the MVC Tournament in Evansville, Ind., with its first game slated for Wednesday at 2 p.m. Its first-round opponent will be determined on Sunday.
OHIO STATE WINS SERIES AT ILLINOIS WITH DOUBLEHEADER SPLIT
URBANA, Ill. – Ohio State found some sixth inning magic in the second game on Saturday’s doubleheader and topped Illinois 2-1 to clinch the series with victories in three of four games. The hero at the plate was Ashley Prange, who hit a two-run home run with two outs in the sixth inning. Meanwhile in the circle, Allison Smith pitched her second complete game of the weekend, allowing just four hits over seven innings to secure the win.
The Buckeyes are now 21-18 on the year and head home for their final four games of the regular season at Buckeye Field next weekend. Ohio State hosts Michigan State Friday-Sunday with a single game on Friday, doubleheader on Saturday and another single game on Sunday.
In the first game of the day, Illinois won 7-2 on the strength of a four-run fourth inning that gave it a 6-2 lead.
Game One: Illinois 7, Ohio State 2
Despite taking a 1-0 second-inning led thanks to a sacrifice fly off the bat of Tegan Cortelletti, the Buckeyes surrendered the lead in the third inning and then fell behind 6-2 after Illinois scored four times in the fourth inning.
Mariah Rodriguez continued her hot hitting and connected on her third home run of the season in the top of the seventh. She finished the game 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run and a run scored. Megan McMenemy also had her third multi-hit game of the weekend, going 2-for-3 with a double. Other Buckeye hits came from Meggie Otte and Carley Gaskill.
McMenemy’s double in the second inning moved Taylor Pack to third base after she had been hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. The next batter, Tegan Cortelletti, got under a pitch just enough to put it into right field and score Pack on the sacrifice fly.
Illinois took its first lead of the series in the bottom of the third inning via a two-run home run from Jaelyn Vickery. The Illini then struck for four runs in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead 6-2 with key hits coming from Delaney Rummell and Vickery, who each drove in runs with two-out singles.
Payton Buresch went 3.1 innings before giving way to Jessica Ross, who struck out four in her 2.2 innings of relief.
Game Two: Ohio State 2, Illinois 1
A pitcher’s dual went to the Buckeyes as Allison Smith kept the Illini at bay before Ashley Prange delivered a dagger in the sixth inning.
Trailing 1-0 and down to its final out in the sixth, senior Carley Gaskill singled through the left side the keept the inning alive. That brought up Prange, who worked the count to 2-2 against Addy Jarvis and then deposited a pitch over the left field fence to put Ohio State ahead 2-1.
Smith worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the sixth and after Ohio State was retired in order to start the seventh, Smith quickly recorded the first two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Illinois, however, wouldn’t go quietly. The Illini worked a walk and then a single put runners on first and third for Kelly Ryono. She had a 2-2 count before lining a pitch to Gaskill at shortstop for the final out.
The two teams combined for just eight hits on the game. Ohio State’s came from Prange, Mariah Rodriguez, Carley Gaskill and Niki Carver.
The Weekend That Was
Ohio State outscored Illinois 21-9 on the weekend and had four home runs by four different players. Gaskill and Rodriguez both hit over .400 while the star in the circle was Smith, who pitched two complete games and struck out 11 over 14 innings. She gave up just two earned runs and was 2-0 in her starts.
Tennessee’s top tackler transferring to rival Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Tennessee’s leading tackler Henry To’o To’o is heading to rival Alabama.
The junior linebacker announced Saturday on social media that he was transferring to the defending national champions. To’o To’o would likely be a candidate to replace starting inside linebacker Dylan Moses.
A new NCAA policy allows players to transfer once and be eligible to play immediately. However, the Southeastern Conference currently requires intraconference transfers to sit out a season.
To’o To’o had 148 tackles over his first two seasons with the Volunteers, leading the team with 76 tackles and 10 stops for a loss as a sophomore.
To’o To’o was a Top 50 recruit and the third-rated outside linebacker in 2019, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Cardinals Add Transfer Demarius Jacobs
The Ball State men’s basketball program has added another impact player in Demarius Jacobs. The 6-2 combo guard played three seasons at Saint Louis University and is immediately eligible to play for BSU in 2021-22.
A Chicago native, Jacobs played in 68 games and started 29 for SLU, which played in the 2019 NCAA Tournament and 2021 NIT. Described as an athletic and versatile playmaker, Jacobs has averages of 5.9 points and 2.1 rebounds with .442 shooting over the past two seasons. He shot .690 on 2-point attempts last season and and is a .367 shooting from 3-point range over the past two seasons.
“Demarius is a tremendous edition to our team. He has played on very good teams at Saint Louis, is explosive on offense and an elite finisher at the rim,” head coach James Whitford said. “His efficiency numbers at SLU were remarkable and he’s a gifted and disruptive defender. Demarius is excited to get to work, and I can’t wait to work with him.”
As a sophomore in 2019-20, Jacobs was a full-time backcourt starter for a team that went 23-8. Capable of big scoring games, he scored 20 points in a win over Valparaiso and 18 in a win over UMass. In a 2020 Philadelphia road swing against La Salle and Saint Joseph’s, Jacobs scored 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting.
Last year, he played in 20 games and had a couple impactful performances. He had a 13-point, 4-rebound effort in a win over LSU and scored 11 points when Saint Louis defeated A-10 champion St. Bonaventure.
Whitford also cited Jacobs’s makeup off the court, noting he’s “a high-character young man from a great family.” Whitford said Jacobs is determined to reach his potential on and off the court.
“I believe he can achieve great things during his two years in Muncie,” the head coach said. “He’s a great student on pace to graduate and he has a passion for the game of basketball.”
Jacobs played high school ball at Uplift in Chicago, where he scored 19.3 points per game as a senior. He also attended Hillcrest Prep for a year, averaging 13.3 points on 51 percent shooting and 43 percent 3-point shooting.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS
BUCKEYES MOVING ON TO NCAA ROUND OF 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio – With a 4-3 win over Vanderbilt, the No. 15 seed Ohio State women’s tennis team is moving on to the NCAA Championship Round of 16. The Buckeyes dropped the doubles point for the first time in 21 matches but rebounded with four singles wins to advance.
After taking the doubles point and court one, Vanderbilt held a 2-0 lead. Buckeyes Lisa Hofbauer, Luna Dormet and Isabelle Boulais all won in straight sets to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 advantage. The Commodores tied the team score at three, leaving court five, which had just started a third set, to decide the match and Buckeye Lucia Marzal provided the clinching point. After dropping the second set she broke to open the third and jumped out to a 5-0 lead, closing out a 6-1 set win.
Ohio State, now 23-3 on the year and on a 15-match winning streak, will play the winner of No. 2 seed Texas vs. Arizona State at 1 p.m. Sunday May 16 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Man City made to wait for EPL title after losing to Chelsea
MANCHESTER, England (AP) No title celebrations yet for Manchester City, just so much frustration.
Losing to Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday left City still needing one win from its remaining three games to clinch a third English Premier League title in four seasons.
Surely that’s enough breathing space to hold on to top spot and for Sergio Aguero not to be regretting the fluffed penalty when City’s lead could have been doubled in first-half stoppage time just after Raheem Sterling’s opener.
Rather than blasting the kick into the net, City’s record scorer nonchalantly chipped a “Panenka” penalty centrally lacking pace so that it was easily saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy with one hand.
No wonder on the substitutes’ bench Fernandinho threw his arms in the air and Eric Garcia flung a florescent bib over his head.
In the second half – after Hakim Ziyech leveled in the 63rd minute from a Cesar Azpilicueta counterattack – the City subs were howling in frustration again, flinging their arms up. This time, their target was referee Anthony Taylor.
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma clipped Sterling in the penalty area but no second spot kick was awarded, however much City manager Pep Guardiola berated fourth official Jonathan Moss – appealing in vain for a full VAR review.
“I thought VAR was here to help, but it was not meant to be,” Sterling said. “The referee said it had been checked, cleared, and was not a penalty, but for me it was.”
In 2012 it was a stoppage time goal – by Aguero – that sealed City’s first Premier League trophy with almost the last kick of the season. Nine years later, it was Marcos Alonso scoring in injury time for Chelsea that spoiled the party.
“We had chances to finish the game off,” Sterling said. “We didn’t and got punished.”
There’s still time to get the job done. In fact, the title could be won before City plays again on Friday at Newcastle if second-placed Manchester United loses any of its three games before then. But if United wins all three, City’s 13-point lead will be trimmed to four.
There’s a significance to this victory for Chelsea away from the title race, as the west London club moved into third place having been five points from the four Champions League places when Frank Lampard was fired in January and Thomas Tuchel was hired.
Brazil star Neymar signs contract extension to 2025 with PSG
PARIS (AP) Neymar pledged to help Paris Saint-Germain finally win the ever-elusive Champions League trophy after signing a three-year contract extension on Saturday, keeping the Brazil star at the ambitious club until 2025.
PSG posted a video of Neymar wearing a jersey with 2025 on the back and saying “Ici c’est Paris” – `This is Paris’, a favorite chant of the fans.
What they and the club demand is the Champions League, a trophy PSG has never won despite spending a world record 222 million euros ($270 million) on Neymar when he joined from Barcelona four years ago.
“Of course, my goal when I came was to help get Paris Saint-Germain to the top, among the very best, and we are getting close,” Neymar said. “We are gaining more and more experience to help us negotiate these types of games.”
Neymar was largely ineffective when PSG lost last year’s final 1-0 to Bayern Munich and made a limited impact when PSG was eliminated from the semifinals recently, losing both legs to Manchester City for an aggregate 4-1 loss.
“Paris is on the right track, we are getting closer and closer to the taste of winning the Champions League,” he said. “I’m sure we can do it.”
The 29-year-old Neymar would have been out of contract next June, along with striker Kylian Mbappe – who has yet to re-sign and has been linked with a move to Spanish giant Real Madrid.
“I’m really pleased to continue my adventure at Paris Saint-Germain. I’m very happy in Paris, and proud to be part of this squad,” he said. “These are things that make me believe even more in this great project.”
Neymar also said he wants to keep working with coach Mauricio Pochettino, who joined mid-season after now-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was fired.
Neymar called the Argentine “a great coach who will certainly help us even more.”
However, PSG is four points behind Lille in the French title race and faces a difficult trip to Rennes on Sunday.
Neymar has scored 85 goals in 112 games since joining along with Mbappe, who joined for 180 million euros ($219 million) from Monaco.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1871 Esteban Enrique ‘Steve’ Bellán becomes the first Hispanic player to appear in a major league game. The 21 year-old Cuban plays the infield for the Troy Haymakers of the National Association in a 9-5 loss to the Boston Red Stockings.
1888 Colonels’ right-hander Elton ‘Icebox’ Chamberlain, a natural right-hander, throws left-handed for the final two innings during his complete-game victory against the visiting Kansas City Cowboys. Louisville wins the American Association contest played in Eclipse Park, 18-6.
1901 Indians’ rookie hurler Earl Moore holds the White Sox hitless for nine innings before giving up two hits in the tenth inning to lose, 4-2. ‘Crossfire’ will compile a 16-14 record in his year in the big leagues.
1937 Reds’ starter Peaches Davis gives up 15 hits but goes the distance in the Reds’ 21-10 rout of Philadelphia. The right-hander’s batterymate, Ernie Lombardi, goes 6-for-6 in the Baker Bowl ballgame, collecting five singles and a double.
1943 Due to the poor grade of rubber cement used to make baseballs because of wartime rubber shortages, a different type of ball is put into play today, with dramatic results. In eight games, six home runs are hit, compared to a total of nine homers tallied in the season’s first 72 games.
1947 Philadelphia manager Ben Chapman, who admits he had been ‘kinda loud’ in leading his team in verbally abusing Jackie Robinson with racial slurs during yesterday’s game, sends word to the Brooklyn clubhouse that he would like to make amends by posing with the Dodger first baseman for the newspaper photographers. The orchestrated gesture, which Robinson agrees to, admitting later that is one of the hardest things he ever had to make himself do, is prompted by the bad press created by the Phillies manager’s intolerance and the wrath of Commissioner Chandler.
1950 In a 10-5 victory over Brooklyn at Forbes Field, Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner hits two home runs, including his second grand slam in four games. The future Hall of Famer, who will collect eight career homers with the bases juiced, also cleared the bases with a round-tripper on May 6 off Giants’ right-hander Clint Hartung.
1961 In a 13-5 victory over the Twins, Jim Gentile becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit two grand slams in the same game. The Orioles’ first baseman, the first to accomplish the feat in consecutive at-bats, goes deep in the first two innings of the contest.
1967 Wearing his familiar uniform #9, Roger Maris hits his first National League home run on the ninth day of the month in seat 9 of section 9. The right fielder’s sixth-inning round-tripper off Woodie Fryman contributes to the Cardinals’ 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh at Forbes Field.
1971 A gathering of 43,307 fans watches the Orioles drop a twin bill to the A’s at Memorial Stadium, 6-2 and 2-1. The unscheduled doubleheader draws a record walk-in crowd of 31,626 (73%), the largest in Baltimore’s history.
1973 For the second time in his career, Johnny Bench hits three homers off Steve Carlton. The Reds’ backstop’s seven RBIs help Cincinnati beat the Phillies, 9-7.
1977 At Exhibition Stadium, the Blue Jays beat the Mariners, 10-4, when the two new American League teams meet for the first time. Toronto will win their inaugural season series with Seattle, taking six of the ten games against their West Coast rival.
1979 At the Astrodome, substitute umpire David Pallone ejects the entire Cardinal bench when the players throw helmets and bats onto the field to protest a call. Due to the umpire strike, the minor league arbitrator works second base the major league game.
1984 The first eight-hour major league game, which started last night before being suspended in the 17th inning because of a curfew, finally comes to an end when Harold Baines homers with one out in the 25th inning, giving the White Sox a 7-6 victory over the Brewers. Tom Seaver, who will also start and pitch 8.1 innings in the nightcap, gets the win pitching one inning of relief.
1986 The Phillies release Dave Stewart after the right-hander compiles 6.57 ERA appearing in eight games as a reliever. At the end of the month, the 29-year-old free agent signs with the A’s, where he’ll average 21 victories a season from 1987-1990.
1987 Eddie Murray becomes the first major leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive games when he connects off left-handed Bob James in the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 9-6 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park. In yesterday’s contest, the Baltimore first baseman also homered off southpaw Ray Searage and righty Jose DeLeon.
1988 With the White Sox’ 3-0 victory over Baltimore at Memorial Stadium, 38 year-old Jerry Reuss becomes the 86th pitcher to record his 200th major league career win. The southpaw joins Milt Pappas as the only other pitcher to reach the milestone without the benefit of a 20-win season.
1993 During the Cubs’ 5-4 loss to the Padres at Wrigley Field, Mark Grace becomes the tenth play in franchise history to hit for the cycle. The 29 year-old first baseman, sometimes called Amazing by his teammates, accomplishes the feat when he blasts a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom ninth inning off Rich Rodriguez.
1995 The Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the first inning before making an out. Seven of the tallies are the results of home runs, including Kenny Lofton’s leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento’s grand slam, and Carlos Baerga’s two-run blast.
1999 In Florida State University 26-2 win over the Maryland Terrapins, 22 year-old college junior Marshall McDougall, hits six home runs in his next six at-bats, after singling in the first inning. The Seminole’s second baseman, who plays his brief 18-game major league career with the Rangers, finishes the College Park (MD) contest 7-for-7 with six homers, 16 RBIs and 25 total bases, all of which are NCAA single-game records.
1999 After 552 relief appearances, Mike Stanton starts a major league game, breaking Gary Lavelle’s record for most appearances before starting a game. The southpaw shuts out Seattle for four innings, giving up two hits, in New York’s 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.
2002 Mariano Rivera establish a new franchise record when he saves his 225th game, preserving the Yankees’ 3-1 victory over the Devil Rays at Tropicana Field. The right-handed reliever hurls 1.1 innings to surpass the previous mark set in 1990 by Dave Righetti.
2006 Ivan Rodriguez, after 1,914 games behind the plate, plays first base, making it the first time in his career he is at a position other than catcher. Later in the season, ‘Pudge’ also makes an appearance at second base, filling in for injured Tiger infielder Placido Polanco.
2006 Delmon Young is suspended for 50 games by the International League for throwing a bat, which hit a replacement umpire in the chest. The Devil Rays’ top prospect, the brother of Tiger star Dmitri Young, was selected as the minor league player of the year by Baseball America in 2005.
2010 Dallas Braden, recently made infamous due to his words with Alex Rodriguez when the Yankee third baseman cut across the diamond via the pitcher’s mound, throws the 19th perfect game in baseball history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays in Oakland. In attendance for the 26 year-old left-hander’s Mother’s Day gem is his grandmother, who raised him after his mom died of melanoma during his senior year at Stagg High School in Stockton, California.
2011 Milton Bradley, playing for his eighth club since his Expos debut in 2000, is cut by the Mariners, who still owe him the remaining part of his $13 million deal for this season. Although no specific incident triggers the team’s decision, the 33 year-old slumping outfielder had recently been suspended for a game after bumping an umpire, ejected from another contest for contesting a third strike, and a few days ago he became the target of the Seattle fans’ wrath for what they perceived as his lack of hustle.
2015 With runners on second and third, the Pirates turn the first recorded 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history, recording all three outs entirely on the left side of the infield. The oddity occurs when Yadier Molina lines out to second baseman Neil Walker, who throws to third baseman Jung Ho Kang doubling up Jhonny Peralta off the third, and then fields the third baseman’s return throw to triple up Jason Heywood at second base.
2019 Albert Pujols, with a solo homer in the top of the third inning in the Angels’ 13-3 victory over the Tigers at Comerica Park, joins Hank Aaron and Alex Rodriguez in becoming just the third player in baseball history to record 2,000 career RBIs. Babe Ruth and Cap Anson also reached the plateau, but the runs batted in did not become an official statistic until 1920.
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|Milwaukee||18||16||.529||2||8 – 8||10 – 8||2 – 7||9 – 6||6 – 1||4 – 6||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||17||16||.515||2.5||13 – 7||4 – 9||5 – 5||9 – 11||3 – 0||7 – 3||W 5|
|Cincinnati||15||16||.484||3.5||10 – 7||5 – 9||0 – 0||7 – 5||4 – 8||6 – 4||L 1|
|Pittsburgh||13||19||.406||6||5 – 7||8 – 12||0 – 0||5 – 12||3 – 4||2 – 8||L 3|
|San Francisco||20||13||.606||–||12 – 3||8 – 10||6 – 4||2 – 1||11 – 6||5 – 5||W 2|
|LA Dodgers||18||16||.529||2.5||8 – 5||10 – 11||3 – 0||2 – 8||9 – 5||3 – 7||W 1|
|San Diego||18||16||.529||2.5||9 – 10||9 – 6||0 – 0||4 – 6||11 – 10||5 – 5||L 2|
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|Colorado||12||21||.364||8||10 – 8||2 – 13||3 – 3||0 – 2||7 – 16||3 – 7||L 2|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
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|2 x-Brooklyn||44||24||.647||3.0||25-8||19-16||8-4||23-16||5-5||1 W|
|3 x-Milwaukee||43||24||.642||3.5||24-10||19-14||10-0||27-11||8-2||5 W|
|4 New York||37||30||.552||9.5||22-11||15-19||3-8||23-17||7-3||2 L|
|5 Atlanta||37||31||.544||10.0||21-11||16-20||6-3||21-18||5-5||1 L|
|6 Miami||36||31||.537||10.5||20-15||16-16||6-6||20-17||7-3||1 W|
|7 Boston||35||32||.522||11.5||21-13||14-19||4-7||20-18||4-6||1 L|
|8 Charlotte||33||34||.493||13.5||18-15||15-19||8-3||20-20||5-5||1 W|
|9 Washington||32||36||.471||15.0||17-17||15-19||2-7||14-24||7-3||2 W|
|10 Indiana||31||36||.463||15.5||12-21||19-15||6-4||17-21||5-5||1 L|
|11 Chicago||28||39||.418||18.5||13-20||15-19||5-5||18-19||4-6||2 W|
|12 Toronto||27||41||.397||20.0||16-18||11-23||4-8||17-23||3-7||3 L|
|13 Orlando||21||46||.313||25.5||11-24||10-22||4-7||13-25||3-7||2 L|
|14 Cleveland||21||46||.313||25.5||12-21||9-25||4-7||15-23||1-9||9 L|
|15 Detroit||20||48||.294||27.0||13-19||7-29||1-10||12-28||2-8||1 L|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 x-Utah||50||18||.735||—||31-4||19-14||6-4||26-12||7-3||5 W|
|2 x-Phoenix||48||19||.716||1.5||26-9||22-10||7-3||27-10||7-3||1 W|
|3 x-LA Clippers||45||22||.672||4.5||26-9||19-13||9-3||27-13||6-4||2 W|
|4 x-Denver||44||24||.647||6.0||25-11||19-13||8-2||25-15||6-4||2 L|
|5 Dallas||39||28||.582||10.5||19-15||20-13||6-4||20-19||8-2||3 W|
|6 Portland||39||29||.574||11.0||18-16||21-13||4-6||20-18||7-3||3 W|
|7 LA Lakers||37||30||.552||12.5||18-15||19-15||3-8||22-17||2-8||2 L|
|8 Golden State||35||33||.515||15.0||21-11||14-22||4-7||21-17||6-4||2 W|
|9 Memphis||34||33||.507||15.5||14-18||20-15||4-6||15-22||5-5||1 W|
|10 San Antonio||32||35||.478||17.5||13-20||19-15||6-6||17-23||4-6||1 L|
|11 New Orleans||30||37||.448||19.5||18-17||12-20||6-4||18-20||5-5||1 L|
|12 Sacramento||29||38||.433||20.5||14-19||15-19||5-7||16-21||6-4||1 L|
|13 Oklahoma City||21||47||.309||29.0||9-25||12-22||3-8||11-27||1-9||6 L|
|14 Minnesota||20||47||.299||29.5||12-21||8-26||5-6||14-26||5-5||3 L|
|15 Houston||16||52||.235||34.0||8-27||8-25||5-7||10-29||1-9||5 L|
|x-New York Islanders||55||32||17||6||70||28||154||125||21-4-3||11-13-3||4-4-2|
|New York Rangers||56||27||23||6||60||26||177||157||14-11-3||13-12-3||4-6-0|
|New Jersey Devils||55||19||29||7||45||19||143||190||7-18-3||12-11-4||5-4-1|
|x-Vegas Golden Knights||54||39||13||2||80||38||184||122||21-4-2||18-9-0||8-2-0|
|x-St. Louis Blues||53||24||20||9||57||22||156||166||10-11-5||14-9-4||5-2-3|
|San Jose Sharks||55||21||27||7||49||16||151||193||11-12-4||10-15-3||3-5-2|
|Los Angeles Kings||53||21||26||6||48||20||141||157||9-14-4||12-12-2||4-6-0|
|xy-Toronto Maple Leafs||54||35||13||6||76||34||182||140||18-7-3||17-6-3||7-1-2|
|x-Tampa Bay Lightning||55||36||16||3||75||35||181||143||21-7-0||15-9-3||6-3-1|
|Detroit Red Wings||56||19||27||10||48||17||127||171||12-11-5||7-16-5||3-3-4|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||56||18||26||12||48||15||137||187||11-9-8||7-17-4||3-4-3|
|New York City FC||3||2||0||1||8||2||6||1-0-0||1-0-1||6|
|Orlando City SC||3||1||2||0||4||1||3||1-1-0||0-1-0||5|
|Inter Miami CF||3||1||1||1||4||4||0||0-0-1||1-1-0||4|
|Real Salt Lake||2||2||0||0||5||2||3||1-0-0||1-0-0||6|
|Los Angeles FC||3||1||2||0||4||2||2||1-1-0||0-1-0||5|