HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA
ANDERSON 12 RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 2
WESTFIELD 3 KOKOMO 1
SHELBYVILLE 2 WARREN CENTRAL 1
LAWRENCEBURG 6 EAST CENTRAL 4
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA
TRI 6 KNIGHTSTOWN 4
EAST CENTRAL 11 GREENSBURG 2
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS SECTIONAL DRAW
MATCH 1: CENTERVILLE VS. LINCOLN
MATCH 2: HAGERSTOWN VS. RICHMOND
MATCH 3: SETON VS, MATCH 1 WINNER
MATCH 4: NORTHEASTERN VS, MATCH 2 WINNER
NCC BOYS GOLF
RICHMOND finished 4th with a 378
Ryan Cate led the Red Devils with an 83
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
|Chi White Sox||16||Final|
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS
1)CARMEL H.S. 20-2 (172)
2)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 20-3 (158)
3)CENTER GROVE H.S. 21-3 (142)
4)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 21-4 (94)
5)WESTFIELD H.S. 15-3 (88)
6)ANDREAN H.S. 22-3 (82)
7)NEW ALBANY H.S. 20-5 (66)
8)MCCUTCHEON H.S. 20-3 (54)
9)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 16-6 (46)
10)HOMESTEAD H.S. 19-5 (34)
Floyd Central H.S., Indpls Cathedral H.S., Jasper H.S., Lake Central H.S., Mooresville H.S.
1)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 20-3 (146)
2)LEO H.S. 21-2 (136)
3)LEBANON H.S. 17-2 (102)
4)SILVER CREEK H.S. 16-7 (94)
5)WEST VIGO H.S. 18-5 (64)
6)BATESVILLE H.S. 17-4 (60)
6)F.W. DWENGER H.S. 19-5 (60)
8)WESTERN H.S. 15-7 (56)
9)PERU H.S. 15-5 (48)
10)BREBEUF H.S. 2-6 (20)
Crawfordsville H.S., Edgewood H.S., Evans. Memorial H.S., Glenn H.S. (John Glenn), Greencastle H.S., Hamilton Heights H.S., Madison H.S., Northwood H.S., Oak Hill H.S., Southridge H.S.
1)CASCADE H.S. 21-1 (154)
2)WAPAHANI H.S. 21-1 (150)
3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 21-4 (128)
4)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 19-3 (108)
5)CARROLL(FLORA) H.S. 20-2 (84)
6)CENTERVILLE H.S. 19-3 (70)
7)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 16-8 (54)
8)DELPHI H.S. 18-6 (36)
9)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (HANOVER) 16-6 (22)
9)SEEGER H.S. 16-4 (22)
Adams Central H.S., Eastside H.S., Evans. Mater Dei H.S., Park Tudor H.S., Perry Central H.S., South Adams H.S.
1)SOUTHWOOD H.S. 17-3 (140)
2)NORTH DAVIESS H.S. 16-5 (96)
3)OLDENBURG ACADEMY 10-7 (76)
4)FREMONT H.S. 17-5 (74)
5)SHAKAMAK H.S. 12-6 (70)
6)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (SHELBYVILLE) 16-4 (66)
7)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 17-6 (64)
8)ROSSVILLE H.S. 15-7 (54)
9)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 13-5 (50)
10)BORDEN H.S. 15-5 (36)
Barr-Reeve H.S., F.W. Blackhawk Christian H.S., Hauser H.S., Kouts H.S., Northeast Dubois H.S., Riverton Parke H.S., Southern Wells H.S., Tecumseh H.S., Wes-Del H.S.
INDIANA SOFTBALL POLLS
|4A||New Palestine High School||135|
|4A||Roncalli High School||112|
|4A||Mooresville HIgh School||109|
|4A||Lake Central High School||104|
|4A||Crown Point High School||99|
|4A||Shelbyville High School||84|
|4A||Bedford North Lawrence High School||68|
|4A||Franklin Central High School||59|
|4A||Center Grove High School||53|
|4A||Noblesville High School||43|
|4A||Decatur Central High School||38|
|4A||Jasper High School||37|
|4A||Munster High School||28|
|4A||Castle High School||15|
|4A||Leo High School||15|
|4A||Columbus North High School||14|
|4A||Pendleton Heights High School||13|
|4A||Lawrence Central High School||13|
|4A||Gibson Southern High School||10|
|4A||East Central High School||10|
|4A||Seymour High School||8|
|4A||Carmel High School||5|
|4A||Northridge High School||3|
|4A||Penn High School||2|
|4A||Brownsburg High School||2|
|4A||Lawrence North High School||1|
|3A||Guerin Catholic High School||51|
|3A||Yorktown High School||50|
|3A||Edgewood High School||45|
|3A||Northwestern High School||43|
|3A||Danville Community High School||41|
|3A||Tri-West Hendricks High School||39|
|3A||Benton Central High School||36|
|3A||Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School||26|
|3A||Norwell High School||19|
|3A||South Bend St. Joseph’s High School||17|
|3A||Kankakee Valley High School||17|
|3A||Northview High School||13|
|3A||Boonville High School||12|
|3A||Indianapolis Cathedral High School||12|
|3A||Hanover Central High School||11|
|3A||Beech Grove High School||9|
|3A||Scottsburg High School||8|
|3A||West Noble High School||7|
|3A||Connersville High School||7|
|3A||Corydon Central High School||5|
|3A||West Vigo High School||2|
|3A||South Bend Clay High School||1|
|2A||Pioneer High School||57|
|2A||Tecumseh High School||54|
|2A||Union County High School||52|
|2A||Eastern (Greentown) High School||36|
|2A||Eastern Hancock High School||31|
|2A||North Posey High School||27|
|2A||Winamac Community High School||27|
|2A||Fairfield High School||27|
|2A||Boone Grove High School||24|
|2A||South Vermillion High School||20|
|2A||Elwood Community High School||13|
|2A||Delphi Community High School||12|
|2A||Adams Central High School||10|
|2A||Speedway High School||9|
|2A||Westview High School||8|
|2A||Andrean High School||8|
|2A||Evansville Mater Dei High School||7|
|2A||Alexandria Monroe High School||7|
|2A||Switzerland County High School||7|
|2A||Frankton High School||7|
|2A||Sullivan High School||6|
|2A||Lewis Cass High School||6|
|2A||Southmont High School||5|
|2A||Indianapolis Scecina Memorial High School||4|
|2A||Fort Wayne Bishop Luers High School||2|
|2A||Hammond Bishop Noll High School||1|
|1A||South Central (Union Mills) High School||49|
|1A||Caston High School||45|
|1A||North Miami High School||37|
|1A||Loogootee High School||31|
|1A||West Central High School||27|
|1A||Tri High School||24|
|1A||Clay City High School||22|
|1A||Lanesville High School||22|
|1A||Barr-Reeve High School||16|
|1A||North Daviess High School||16|
|1A||Borden High School||14|
|1A||Indianapolis Lutheran High School||13|
|1A||Cowan High School||12|
|1A||Northeast Dubois High School||5|
|1A||West Washington High School||3|
|1A||Riverton Parke High School||2|
|1A||Springs Valley High School||1|
INDIANA BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK POLLS
- Center Grove
- North Central (Indianapolis)
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Lawrence Central
- Warren Central
- Bloomington North
- Bishop Chatard (Indianapolis)
- Columbus North
- Cathedral (Indianapolis)
- New Albany
- East Central
- Carroll (Fort Wayne)
- Huntington North
Other receiving votes: Brownsburg, Harrison (West Lafayette), Bloomington South, Terre Haute South, Park Tudor
|8||West Lafayette Harrison|
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Indiana Falls to Marshall 1-0 in Extra Time of National Championship
CARY, N.C. – The No. 2-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team (12-2-2) lost a closely contested matchup to No. 10 Marshall (13-2-3) 1-0 in extra time of the 2020 NCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Monday night.
• Sophomore forward Herbert Endeley had the first look at net for IU on the night. He made a long run through midfield before unleashing a shot that went wide of the net in the 15th minute.
• Sophomore forward Victor Bezerra made a brilliant run through the middle and picked up a pass from Endeley but couldn’t get a shot on target in the 17th minute.
• Sophomore goalie Roman Celentano had his first true save of the night in the 18th minute when a strike from Marshall attacker Milo Yosef was comfortably met.
• Redshirt sophomore defender Daniel Munie nearly broke the deadlock when he jumped to head home a free kick from redshirt junior midfielder Joe Schmidt. Munie’s attempt on net came off the woodwork and was cleared by the Marshall defense.
• Celentano was once again up to the challenge in the 23rd minute when his outstretched hands met a curling ball headed for the bottom corner. He was able to stop the ball’s momentum and keep it from the back of the net.
• Endeley continued to find space in the middle of the park throughout the first half. He made another deep run in the 26th minute and his right-footed attempt went just left of the Marshall goal.
• Munie was in the right spot once again in the 42nd minute but his headed shot towards the net couldn’t find the target.
• The two teams played a tense, back-and-forth 45 minutes but there was nothing to separate the sides at the break.
• Endeley earned a free kick in the 49th minute after taking on three Marshall defenders and going down just outside the 18-yard box.
• Celentano was quick to come off his line and make a save in the 56th minute. He dove to his left and corralled the Marshall shot.
• IU survived a flurry of Marshall chances in the final thirty minutes of regulation to force extra time in the 2020 National Championship.
• Celentano made a save late in the first overtime period but a deflection fell off the post and right in front of Marshall’s Jamil Roberts who tapped in the winner.
• IU finished the season 12-2-2 while achieving the Big Ten double for the third consecutive season.
• Celentano was phenomenal in goal once again, saving seven shots on target from Marshall over 97 minutes on Monday night.
• Endeley was joined by freshman defender Joey Maher on the 2020 NCAA All-Tournament team for their play over the course of five games in this year’s tournament. Celentano was named the Defensive Most Outstanding Player.
INDIANA MEN’S GOLF: Hoosiers Open Play in NCAA Regional in Tallahassee
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Indiana men’s golf began play in the 2021 NCAA Regional at Seminole Legacy Golf Club on Monday as the Hoosiers are currently tied for eighth place at 2-over par.
NCAA Regional • Tallahassee, Fla.
Seminole Legacy Golf Club
Par 72 • 7,505
Live Scoring via Golfstat
• The field began on split tees with Indiana starting on No. 1.
• Host Florida State currently leads the field as the Seminoles ended the day 17-under.
• Senior Ethan Shepherd and junior Mitch Davis are both tied for 27th place after carding an even-72. Shepherd collected a trio of birdies and shot an even-36 on both the front and back nine. Davis was 1-under at the turn, highlight by three birdies.
• Brock Ochsenreiter and freshman Drew Salyers are also tied as they finished the day in 35th place at 1-over 73. Ochsenreiter shined on the front nine, highlighted by an eagle on No. 4. He parred every other hole up until No. 16. Salyers was also exceptional on the front nine and he made the turn at 3-under with four birdies. He ran into some trouble on the back nine, where he was 4-over.
• Freshman Clay Merchent is tied for 51st place after carding a 75. Like the rest of his teammates, he was also best on the front nine as he shot a 1-under.
• The top five teams (30 teams total) and the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional site (six individuals total) will advance to the NCAA Championships, set for May 28-June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
BY THE NUMBERS
Pos. Name R1 Totals (to par)
T27 Ethan Shepherd 72 72 (E)
T27 Mitch Davis 72 72 (E)
T35 Drew Salyers 73 73 (+1)
T35 Brock Ochsenreiter 73 73 (+1)
T51 Clay Merchent 75 75 (+3)
The teams return to Seminole Legacy Golf Club tomorrow for the second round of action. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. again off of split tees with Indiana beginning at 9:25 a.m. off No. 1.
PURDUE MEN’S GOLF: Weiler, Bradley in Position at NCAA Golf Regionals
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Purdue golfers Joe Weiler and Cole Bradley have positioned themselves to be in the running for a spot at the NCAA National Championships after strong opening rounds at the NCAA Golf Regional Championships at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana.
The duo is part of 75 individuals competing for spots in the NCAA National Championships held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, beginning in late May. To advance, Weiler or Bradley will have to be the top finisher not on a top-five advancing team.
Weiler opened tournament play with a 2-under par 70, good for a fourth-place tie. Bradley fired an opening-round score of 72 to finish round one in T-17th place.
Weiler shares the individual lead for a player not on a top-five team with UNC Wilmington’s Blake McShea at 2-under par. The top-five teams consist of Texas, Tennessee, North Florida, North Carolina and Louisville. The overall individual leader is Texas’ Travis Vick with a 4-under par 68.
Weiler played steady golf in a steady rain all day, recording two birdies against one bogey for his opening-round 71. He birdied the 2nd and 10th holes to move to 2-under par, before a bogey on 12 dropped him to 1-under par for the round. He then parred the last five holes before a birdie on No. 18 for his 70 – his 10th round this season of even-par or better.
Cole Bradley had a very good round going at 3-under par, before running into trouble on the par-4 13th hole. He had birdied Nos. 3, 7 and 12 to go to 3-under par, but lost a ball on the 13th, recording a triple-bogey to drop him to even-par on his round. He would par the remaining five holes for his even-par 72, his 11th round of even-par or better this season.
Round two will begin at 8 a.m. ET, at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. The final round will be held Wednesday.
OHIO STATE MEN’S GOLF: BUCKEYES CLAW BACK TO 4TH AFTER DAY 1 OF NCAA REGIONAL
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – It’s not how you start, but how you finish. That pretty much sums up Ohio State’s opening round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Monday. At the end of the day, the Buckeyes carded a round of 4-under 284 and are in fourth place after the first round.
But getting to that point was anything but easy. The Buckeyes started on the back nine, the tougher of the two nines at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club, and found themselves at 5-over par and in last place in the 14-team field just four holes into the day. But after the turn, OSU got it going and finished strong, making 14 birdies on the final nine to get back in the mix.
“Rough start obviously. We made some sloppy mistakes early, but everyone I talked to said you need to get this course on holes 1-8 and then hold on,” head coach Jay Moseley said. “Starting on the back nine and not being sharp, it put us a little behind. But I told Coach Smith to keep encouraging the guys because we still had those holes on the front to play. I knew we could make up some ground. And then finishing the way we did, especially with a couple of birdies on No. 9, was a great way to end the day.”
The Buckeyes made 21 birdies on the day as a team which was the second-most in the field behind only host Florida State. Two of those birdies came on their final hole of the day, the tough par-4 ninth. Birdies were hard to come by on that hole Monday, as there were just four all day the Buckeyes had two of them.
Sophomore Jackson Chandler led Buckeyes on the second nine, coming home in a bogey-free 32 to finish with a round of 2-under 70. Freshman Maxwell Moldovan birdied both the eighth and ninth holes to post a 1-under 71. Elis Svard also made three birdies coming home to match Moldovan with a 71.
Felix Kvarnstrom made a double at No. 8 but bounced-back with one of those four birdies at the 485-yard ninth to finish with an even-par 72. Adam Wallin rounded out the team with a 76.
The top five teams and top individual not on one of those five teams at the end of three rounds will advance to the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in a couple of weeks.
The Buckeyes will be paired with Georgia and Kansas on Tuesday and the trio will start at 9 a.m. off the 10th tee.
Ohio State 284 -4 4th
Jackson Chandler 70 -2 12th
Maxwell Moldovan 71 -1 19th
Elis Svard 71 -1 19th
Felix Kvarnstrom 72 E 27th
Adam Wallin 76 +4 57th
HCAC Spring 2021 Baseball Notebook, Week 11
Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Adam Duncan (Northwood, Ohio) Bluffton University | Outfield | Graduate Student – Duncan led the Beavers to a sweep at No. 3 seed Rose-Hulman over the weekend. He hit .625 with five hits in eight at-bats. The graduate student was 4-of-5 with five RBI and an intentional walk in Bluffton’s 11-10 11-inning victory on Friday night and he followed that up with a three-run homer in the second inning of Bluffton’s 9-7 win on Saturday as the Beavers snapped a 20-game losing streak at the hands of the Engineers. Duncan finished the week with a 1.125 slugging percentage and a ridiculous .727 on-base percentage. He drove in eight runs and scored four times.
Pitcher of the Week:
Kasey Henderson (Muncie, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Senior – Henderson tossed a two-hit shutout in Game one against Hanover. He struck out five batters, issued two walks and allowed two hits in nine scoreless innings. Henderson held a perfect game through three innings and a no-hitter through six and one-third innings.
- Jason Hall-Manley (New Palestine, Ind.) Anderson University | Outfield | Junior – Hall-Manley went 4-for-9 with two homers and six RBI as Anderson won both of its games against Hanover. He went 2-for-4 with two-run homer in game one. Hall-Manley then finished 2-for-5 with a grand slam in game two.
- Spencer Garrison (West Salem, Ohio) Bluffton University | Pitcher | Junior – Garrison tossed four shoutout innings in Bluffton’s 11-10 11-inning victory at Rose on Friday night as he finished the week with a 0.00 ERA. The junior allowed just one hit for a .083 opponent batting average while striking out three and earning the victory for Bluffton.
- Danny Dopp (South Haven, Mich.) Earlham College | Third Base | Graduate Student – Dopp literally enjoyed a record-breaking weekend, batting .571 (4-for-7) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, and six RBI to help propel Earlham Baseball past Manchester in two games and into the HCAC Tournament’s championship weekend. In Friday’s game, Dopp went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple; his three-run triple in the sixth inning plated the go-ahead runs and, ultimately, the game-winning run while setting a new Earlham career RBI record. Dopp finished the game with 140 career runs batted in, eclipsing the previous mark of 138 held by Eric Elkus (2014-17). In Saturday’s game, Dopp went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and two more RBI to add to his record; his two-run round-tripper in the eighth inning knotted the game at 8-8 after the Quakers trailed 8-3 at the start of the inning. The two doubles over the weekend also gave Dopp possession of Earlham’s career doubles record with 44, passing Andrew Morrical’s (2008-11) record of 43. For the weekend, Dopp recorded a 1.571 slugging percentage and a .667 on base percentage. After playing DH in recent weeks due to injury, Dopp returned to his spot at third base against Manchester and was error-free in six chances.
- Tysen Lipscomb (Wapahani, Ind.) Franklin College | Catcher/Designated Hitter | Sophomore – Lipscomb batted .400 with a double and four runs knocked in for Franklin as they swept Mount St. Joseph in their HCAC Tournament opening round series.
- Alex Reinoehl (Brazil, Ind.) Franklin College | Pitcher | Senior – Reinoehl was lights out in relief in game one of Franklin’s series with Mount St. Joseph, entering the game in the fifth inning and allowing just two hits while striking out a career-high seven in the Grizzlies’ 12-7 win. He improved his record to 7-2 on the year and leads the team with a 2.98 ERA.
- Ryan Murray (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outfield | Junior – Murray had an outstanding two-game series going 4-for-8 with two runs scored, two doubles, three RBI and a walk.
HCAC Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Notebook, Week 8
Athletes of the Week:
Thomas Richardson (Ladoga, Ind.) Manchester University | Sophomore – Richardson placed sixth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:24.07. That time improves a personal best set earlier this spring and ranks him third on the all-time Manchester top 10 list. The time also stands as the 28th best time in the NCAA Division III ranks this spring.
Brian Hochstetler (Elkhart, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior – Hochstetler added a fourth-place finish in the shot put at St. Francis. Hochstetler’s final distance of 15.32m (50′ 3 1/4″) shattered his previous best in the event. His mark also shot him up to third all-time in the Manchester record books. His throw ranks 34th in NCAA Division III this spring.
Brooke Bouwens (Clarksville, Mich.) Manchester University | Sophomore – Bouwens improved her time in the 400m hurdles by .67 seconds this weekend. Bouwens clocked a final time of 1:08.37 at St. Francis, placing fifth in the event and bumping her up to fifth on the all-time Manchester top 10 list.
Emily Smatlak (Lynnwood, Wash.) Anderson University | Senior – Smatlak won the javelin in the Dr. Keeler Invitational with a throw of 37.31 meters.
- Desmond Gist (Detroit, Mich.) Bluffton University | First Year – Gist moved up the national list for 110 meter hurdles with an outstanding effort at Hillsdale College on Thursday. He also competed in the long jump (22-0.75 feet) at the Hillsdale ‘Last Chance’ Classic. Following his fantastic race at Hillsdale, Gist is currently ranked 34th nationally with the eighth-best time for NCAA Division III first-year.
- Cooper Hanson (Greenfield, Ind.) Hanover College | Junior – Hanson set a school record with a time of 1:55.36 (broke a 42 year old record) in the 800 meter run at the Lee University Invite.
- Noelle Loller (Lapel, Ind.) Anderson University | Sophomore – Loller took third in the 10K during the Dr. Keeler Invitational with a PR time of 38:53.11
- Adelle Stanko (Okemos, Mich.) Manchester University | Sophomore – Stanko followed suit with a new PR in the triple jump. Stanko finished eighth overall this weekend with a final mark of 10.85m (35′ 7 1/4″). Stanko’s mark improved by .20m and stands as the third best mark in school history.
Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Capitals to even series
WASHINGTON (AP) All Brad Marchand had to show for the first 60 minutes of Monday night’s game was two penalties for post-whistle antics.
He needed less than a minute to make up for it.
Marchand scored 39 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins rallied to beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 Monday night, tying the East Division first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
After a hard-fought victory in which Marchand played a significant role, the Bruins will almost certainly take the good and the bad of their leading scorer who likes to get under the skin of his opponents.
“There’s way, way more good than bad, and I think he wanted to drag us into the fight – and we needed it,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “I think he’s matured enough now to not take himself out of the game. Maybe that would have been a game in the past he would’ve let it get to him and he wouldn’t have been an effective player, but he found his game and certainly a big part of the win with the overtime winner.”
Marchand ripping a one-timer past Craig Anderson to send the series back to Boston tied will be remembered far more than him jabbing Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon below the belt at the end of a scrum in the first period or slashing Anthony Mantha when they got into it in the second. But those won’t be forgotten, and could have derailed him.
“It’s about just being able to kind of get back into the game,” said Marchand, who ranked third in the NHL with 69 points during the regular season. “We’re obviously on the biggest stage right now and got to stay out of the box in these games, so I’ve got to do a little bit better job there.”
The Bruins are at their best when Marchand is toeing that line and also producing. So it was captain Patrice Bergeron’s job to grab him, reel him in and get Marchand re-focused on the task at hand. It worked, and Boston doesn’t want Marchand any other way.
MacKinnon, Grubauer lift Avs to 4-1 win over Blues in Game 1
DENVER (AP) Gabriel Landeskog found an early way to calm down the Colorado Avalanche – he dropped the gloves and brawled.
That fighting spirit energized a roaring crowd – biggest of the season – and certainly rubbed off on the team.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaking goal 30 seconds into the third period and wrapped it up with an empty-netter, Philipp Grubauer stopped 22 shots and the Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Monday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
“We’re skilled and fast, but I also think we’re a tough team,” Landeskog said. “I thought we showed that tonight.”
Landeskog recorded a “Gordie Howe hat trick” with a goal, assist and a fighting major, which he earned in the first period by sticking up for a teammate following a big hit.
It breathed some energy into the Avalanche.
“We were kind of tiptoeing our way into it a little bit,” Landeskog said. “I thought that was going to calm us down a little bit and get the crowd into it.”
Landeskog added a third-period goal by tipping in a blue-line blast from MacKinnon and an assist on MacKinnon’s empty-netter. Cale Makar got things started for the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Avalanche with a power-play goal in the first period.
Game 2 is Wednesday.
Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes had a building full of rowdy fans again, players back from injury and a strong showing from their captain to help break open a close game.
The Central Division champions got the start they needed in the postseason.
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night to open their first-round playoff series.
The Hurricanes trailed 1-0 early against a team that added some size to the lineup and a physical edge, but began to establish their style of play more effectively in the second period and then took over the final 20 minutes.
By the end, Carolina had finished with a 38-24 edge in shots on goal and outhit the Predators in a game with plenty of chippy moments and chesty exchanges between the teams.
“I’m not concerned at how the game is going to be played, because we kind of have shown that all year,” coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “Whatever style ends up playing, we’ve answered the bell, always. If it’s an up-and-down game, OK, we can do that. If it ends up being a little grittier, that actually suits us, too.”
Niederreiter hammered the puck past Saros from between the circles at 2:26 of the third, finishing a perfect pass from Martin Necas only moments after Saros had made a big stop on Vincent Trocheck. That broke a 2-all tie as the Hurricanes made their move.
Staal followed with his second goal midway through the second, created partly by his own pressure on the forecheck. After Saros stopped a shot near the post from Warren Foegele, the captain gathered the loose puck and pushed it past Saros for a 4-2 lead at the eight-minute mark.
Andrei Svechnikov added the clinching empty-netter on a breakaway at 18:13 for Carolina.
Giants get 6 shutout innings from Webb, beat Reds 6-3
CINCINNATI (AP) Logan Webb pitched six shutout innings and the San Francisco Giants backed him with three home runs, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 on Monday night.
Wilmer Flores, Mike Yastrzemski and Mauricio Dubon connected for the NL West-leading Giants.
Webb (3-3) gave up six hits, struck out four and walked a batter before exiting with some shoulder soreness. The Reds left the bases loaded in the second inning, but Webb didn’t allow a runner past second for the rest of his outing. He got 10 groundball outs, including two double plays.
“When I’ve good tempo and I’m throwing my sinker for strikes, I think that’s a good recipe for success,” he said.
Webb didn’t come out for the seventh because of some shoulder soreness he said he’s experienced before. He’s not sure yet if or how much it will limit him going forward.
“I don’t think there’s much concern,” he said. “We’ll kind of see how it goes the next two days and go from there.”
The Reds didn’t help themselves defensively.
The Giants loaded the bases in the first inning against Sonny Gray (0-3) and pushed a run across when second baseman Jonathan India misplayed a potential inning-ending double-play ball.
In the Giants fourth, shortstop Eugenio Suarez misplayed a grounder that allowed Brandon Crawford to reach. Flores followed with his third home run of the season, a shot into the first row of the right-field stands.
“We had a bad day today,” Suarez said. “Everybody knows. Everybody saw it. We are better than that.”
Yastrzemski hit a 430-foot homer to right-center field with two outs in the fifth, and Dubon pushed it to 5-0 with a two-out solo shot in the sixth.
Madrigal, Mendick homer as White Sox pound Twins 16-4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Nick Madrigal had three hits, including his first major league homer, and Danny Mendick launched his first career grand slam as the Chicago White Sox beat the struggling Minnesota Twins 16-4 on Monday night.
Seven players had multiple hits for Chicago, which posted season highs in hits (18) and runs. The White Sox have won nine of their past 11 games, including four straight wins against Minnesota.
“We put out a little bit of a clinic, hitting-wise,” Mendick said.
Dallas Keuchel (3-1) was the beneficiary, pitching seven innings and allowing three runs on seven hits.
J.A. Happ (2-2) was roughed up again by the White Sox. The left-hander permitted six runs in 3 2/3 innings and has given up 15 runs to Chicago in his past two starts.
“It was just a bunch of good at-bats up and down the lineup,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Every third of it was dangerous and relentless.”
Happ had allowed just six runs in his first five starts for the Twins after signing as a free agent in the offseason. His ERA has risen from 1.91 to 5.35 in the past two starts.
“This is a couple of tough ones in a row, no doubt,” Happ said. “As far as where I’m at throwing the ball, I feel like I can turn it around.”
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and Rob Refsnyder had four hits for Minnesota, which has lost seven of eight.
“We’ve played some forgettable games and this was another one,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I do think that it’s fair to say that the way we’re playing, we never want to normalize what we’re seeing right now. This is not OK. We all have to know that, acknowledge it, own it and do what we need to do going forward to make sure that this doesn’t persist because it was hard. That was a hard game to get through.”
Rangers snap 6-game skid with 5-2 win over Yankees and Cole
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Even when New York ace Gerrit Cole wasn’t his sharpest and was denied in his bid to become the American League’s first six-game winner, he set a big league strikeout record – a pitching version of 61 for the Yankees.
Cole had 61 consecutive Ks between walks, a streak that began April 12 and ended Monday night as the Yankees lost 5-2 to the Texas Rangers, who snapped their six-game losing streak.
“That’s pretty cool, wish it would have come in a win,” Cole said. “Kind of more focused on the fact that we lost.”
Adolis Garcia and Willie Calhoun homered, both on 0-2 pitches by Cole (5-2), who allowed season highs of five runs and seven hits. The right-hander struck out seven, but also issued two free passes.
“Two-strike situations, credit to them, they were really aggressive and got off some good swings,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “And when they got a mistake, they were able to take advantage of it.”
Cole, whose 84 strikeouts are the most for a Yankees pitcher in the first nine starts of a season, said he just wasn’t able to consistently execute several pitches in a row.
“Just a few sequences tonight where I felt like we threw a really excellent pitch and followed it up with a really bad pitch. The first homer jumps right out, throw an excellent fastball up top, try to go back up there again and leave it over the middle of the plate,” Cole said. “I just wasn’t stringing three, four, five pitches together in a row.”
His span of 41 2/3 innings without a walk ended when Joey Gallo reached with one out in the third. The ball got past catcher Kyle Higashioka, and Gallo took off and rounded first base before tripping and then having to scamper back to the bag to avoid an embarrassing out.
Garcia’s 11th homer was an opposite-field shot leading off the second, and was the first of three consecutive extra-base hits. David Dahl and Isiah Kiner-Falefa followed with back-to-back doubles that made it 2-1 and put Texas ahead to stay. Garcia stole home, part of a double steal with two outs in the sixth after his sharp leadoff single that inning chased Cole, for a 5-1 lead.
Calhoun hit his fifth homer leading off the fifth for the Rangers, who were coming off their first winless road trip of at least six games since 1991. They hadn’t won since their previous home game, May 9 against Seattle when they reached .500 for the second time this season.
Contreras homers off Lester as Cubs beat Nationals 7-3
CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras and the Chicago Cubs heaped praise on Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber in their return to Wrigley Field on Monday. They even shared some of their candy.
That was about as far as they were willing to go when it came to their warm welcome for their former teammates.
Contreras, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez homered off Lester in his return to Chicago, leading the Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Lester and Schwarber, two key members of Chicago’s 2016 World Series championship team, heard loud cheers all night long in their first game against their former team. Contreras put his arm around Schwarber’s shoulders before he batted in the first inning, and the catcher gave Lester a brief hug when the pitcher was at the plate in the third.
“We created a really good relationship,” Contreras said. “Those two guys are really friendly. They were great teammates. They are really great persons, on and off the field, and it was so good to see them back at Wrigley Field. I wish they both were here, but we never know what the future holds.”
Schwarber went out to his position in left field and found some candy that Kris Bryant left for his former teammate. Schwarber said he had a Twix bar out on the field, and then connected for a two-run homer in his next at-bat in the fourth.
“It was really pretty good,” Schwarber said. “I looked at him like, `Are you crazy, man?’ It was a funny gesture.”
Schwarber’s sixth homer landed in the bleachers in center. Per the custom at Chicago’s iconic ballpark – even for old friends like the affable Schwarber – the ball was thrown back onto the field.
“I was like, `They threw it back?’ But I was able to get the ball and I’m going to get it authenticated,” Schwarber said. “Definitely keep that as a keepsake.”
Ohtani hits 13th home run, Trout injured in Angels’ victory
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 13th home run and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the slumping Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Monday night after star outfielder Mike Trout was injured early.
Trout strained his right calf in the first inning. The three-time AL MVP was limping after running to third on an inning-ending popup.
Ohtani drove Sam Hentges’ fastball into the seats in right-center during a five-run second to give the Angels a 6-1 lead. The Japanese superstar, who hit the go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday at Boston, has gone deep in consecutive games twice this season.
Juan Lagares put the Angels in front earlier in the inning with a two-run double.
Ohtani has six career homers in 12 games against the Indians. That is his second-most against a non-AL West opponent.
Anthony Rendon added three hits for the Angels, who got their 10-game homestand off to a strong start. Tony Watson (2-1), the second of seven Los Angeles pitchers, earned the win and Raisel Iglesias picked up his seventh save.
Cesar Hernandez, Franmil Reyes and Harold Ramirez homered for Cleveland, which has dropped four straight. It was only the second time in 20 games that the Indians lost when scoring four or more runs.
Hentges (1-1) allowed six runs and five hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Pujols delivers RBI in debut, Dodgers top Diamondbacks 3-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols delivered an RBI single in his Dodgers debut, and Walker Buehler pitched seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball in Los Angeles’ 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Pujols went 1 for 4 while playing first base and batting cleanup for the defending World Series champions, who added the 10-time All-Star on Monday after the Los Angeles Angels cut him earlier this month.
After getting loud cheers from the Dodger Stadium crowd and flying out to left in his first at-bat, the 41-year-old Pujols drove Madison Bumgarner’s 0-2 pitch up the middle to score Mookie Betts in the third inning.
Pujols got his 3,254th hit and his 2,113th RBI — the second-most in major league history since it became an official stat. The fifth-leading home run hitter in baseball history was batting .198 in his 10th season with the Angels when they cut him.
Will Smith homered and doubled for the Dodgers, who have won five of six on their nine-game homestand. Gavin Lux added an RBI single in the eighth.
Eduardo Escobar had an RBI single in the eighth for Arizona, which opened a four-game series at Chavez Ravine with its fifth loss in six games.
Buehler (2-0) dominated the Diamondbacks except for one wild stretch to earn his first victory in six starts since April 9. Allowing only an infield single by Josh Rojas in the first inning, Buehler struck out seven despite walking four — more walks than he had issued in his first seven starts combined.
Buehler faltered in the fourth inning when he issued three consecutive one-out walks, but he escaped the jam.
Arizona rallied in the eighth against reliever Victor González, who gave up a walk and two singles — both on balls stopped by Lux, who couldn’t make either tough play out of the shift. Lux is filling in at shortstop with Corey Seager sidelined by a broken hand.
New York suspends Bob Baffert pending Kentucky Derby probe
(AP) — Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s failed postrace drug test.
Baffert will temporarily not be allowed to stable any horses at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course or run any of his horses at the New York Racing Association’s tracks. That ban includes races at Belmont Park, with the Belmont Stakes coming up June 5.
“In order to maintain a successful thoroughbred racing industry in New York, NYRA must protect the integrity of the sport for our fans, the betting public and racing participants,” NYRA President and CEO Dave O’Rourke said. “That responsibility demands the action taken today in the best interests of thoroughbred racing.”
Baffert had not committed to entering any horses in the third leg of the Triple Crown but had many in consideration for other races on Belmont Stakes day.
NYRA officials say they took into account Baffert’s previous penalties in Kentucky, California and Arkansas, along with the current situation with Medina Spirit, and expects to make a final determination about the length and terms of the suspension based in information revealed by Kentucky’s ongoing investigation.
Baffert’s attorney, Craig Robertson, said in an email to The Associated Press that he is reviewing NYRA’s decision and will discuss the situation and legal options with his client before their camp makes any formal statement.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for the steroid betamethasone in postrace testing and faces disqualification unless a second test comes back negative. Baffert on May 9 said 21 picograms of the corticosteroid, which can be used to help a horse’s joints, showed up in the blood sample.
Baffert a day later said an ointment used to treat Medina Spirit for a skin condition daily up until the Derby included the substance. Even a trace amount of betamethasone in a horse’s system is not allowed on race day in Kentucky, Maryland and New York.
Maryland officials required Medina Spirit and Baffert-trained Preakness runner Concert Tour and Black-Eyed Susan entrant Beautiful Gift undergo three rounds of prerace testing before they’d be allowed to run last weekend at Pimlico. All three passed and were cleared to race.
Medina Spirit finished third and Concert Tour ninth in the Preakness on Saturday. Beautiful Gift was seventh in the Black-Eyed Susan on Friday.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1875 In front of a record crowd of 10,000 fans at Hartford Ball Club Grounds, the visiting Boston Red Stockings (16-0) beat the Dark Blues (12-0), 10-5, in a match-up of undefeated teams. Mark Twain attends the National Association contest and offers a five-dollar reward for the return of his English-made brown silk umbrella pilfered at the game by a small boy when the famous writer stood up to cheer for the hometown team.
1912 As a replacement player, Allan Travers, a St. Joseph’s College pitcher, takes the mound for the Tigers, who are fielding an amateur team to avoid a $5,000 fine due to the team’s refusal to play the A’s in support of suspended teammate Ty Cobb. In what will be his only major league appearance, the collegiate hurler goes the distance, giving up 24 runs, 14 earned runs, 26 hits, and seven walks, but does strike out one as Philadelphia routs Detroit at Shibe Park, 24-2.
1929 In a doubleheader played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Dodgers and Phillies teams combine to score a record fifty runs when the visitors outlast the home team, 20-16, before dropping an 8-6 decision in the nightcap. In the opener, Brooklyn’s Johnny Frederick crosses the plate five times, giving him the major league mark of scoring eight runs in two consecutive games.
1931 Robins’ right fielder Babe Herman hits for the cycle for the first of two times this season in the team’s 14-4 rout of the Reds at Ebbets Field. In 1933, as a member of the Cubs, the Glendale (CA) native will again collect a single, double, triple, and home run in the same game, joining Bob Meusel as the only major leaguers to have accomplished the rare feat three times since 1900.
1942 Night games in New York are banned for the duration of WW II, leaving fans in the dark about the status of the All-Star Game scheduled for the Polo Grounds on the evening of Monday, July 6. The prohibition of nighttime tilts, announced by NYC Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine, will change the starting times for 28 contests involving the Dodgers and Giants. (The first night game takes place at Yankee Stadium in 1946.)
1956 Mickey Mantle becomes the all-time home run leader for switch hitters when he belts his 136th career round-tripper, a two-out homer in the top of the ninth that ties the score in the Yankees’ eventual extra-inning 8-7 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park. ‘The Mick’ will nearly quadruple the mark, extending the record to 536 before he retires before the 1969 season.
1958 On his 25th birthday, Carroll Hardy, pinch-hitting for Roger Maris, blasts a three-run home run, giving the Indians a 7-4 walk-off victory. The 11th inning round-tripper off Chicago’s Billy Pierce is the Cleveland rookie’s first major league homer.
1960 The Indians trade southpaw Herb Score to the White Sox for Barry Latman, a right-hander who will post a 35-37 record during his four seasons with Cleveland. The southpaw, whose promising career was shattered three seasons after being struck by Gil McDougald’s line drive, will return to Cleveland in 1964 to begin a 34-year stint as the team’s beloved television and radio play-by-play announcer.
1969 Cesar Tovar and Rod Carew combine to set a major league record for most steals by teammates in one inning, swiping five bases against the Tigers’ battery of Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan. During the third inning, Tovar, the Twins’ leadoff hitter, steals third base and home, followed by Carew, who pilfers second and third base and home plate in the 8-2 loss at Metropolitan Stadium.
1973 Bill North’s bat sails onto the infield when he swings and misses the first pitch thrown by Royals rookie reliever Doug Bird, who will be shocked when the A’s center fielder, retrieving his bat, unexpectedly goes to the mound and begins to pummel him. The Oakland outfielder, who will be ejected, suspended for three days, and receive a $100 fine for initiating the brawl, was retaliating against the 23 year-old KC right-hander for an incident that occurred in a Class A game played in Waterloo (IA) three seasons earlier.
1976 In a 5-3 victory at Tiger Stadium, Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 2,293rd game wearing a Red Sox uniform, surpassing Ted Williams’ team record. The Boston legend will extend the franchise mark to 3,308 contests before he retires in 1983.
1986 In the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park, the Red Sox score two runs on an unusual play to beat the Rangers, 6-5, thanks to George Wright’s errant throw. The right fielder throws the ball away fielding Marty Barrett’s double, after becoming confused when two Boston baserunners, both who will score on the error, slide into second at the same time, the batter and Steve Lyons from third base.
1988 In the ‘Year of the Balk,’ Dave Stewart breaks a major league record, committing his twelfth balk of the season. The A’s right-hander will extend the single-season mark to 16 thanks to the strict interpretation of umpires on a minor rule change.
1990 The Orioles, en route to a 13-1 victory over the Rangers, tie an American League record when the team collects eight consecutive singles in the seven-run first inning at Memorial Stadium. Baltimore consecutive one-baggers off right-hander Bobby Witt equals the mark shared by the 1951 Senators and 1981 A’s.
1990 At the Astrodome, Cubs’ second baseman Ryan Sandberg’s errorless game streak comes to an end after 123 games and 582 chances when his errant throw to first base trying to rob Eric Anthony of an infield single allows Ken Caminiti to advanced to third. The seven-time Gold Glove second baseman surpasses the marks for the position previously established Joe Morgan (91 games) and Manny Trillo (479 errorless plays).
1992 WQAM becomes the voice of the Marlins, signing a four-year deal as the flagship radio station of the team. In Miami and southern Florida, listeners will be able to pick up the play-by-play action of the new National League expansion team at 560 am on their radio dial.
1998 Due to drastic payroll cuts reducing the World Champions’ effectiveness, two class-action lawsuits are filed against the Marlins – one for breach of contract and the other accusing the team of false advertising.
1998 With a 6-3 victory over the Orioles, the Devil Rays become only the second expansion team in major league history to sweep an away four-game series. The 1993 Colorado Rockies, who did it against the Dodgers, is the other club to accomplish this feat.
1999 After missing the team’s first 36 games, Joe Torre returns to the Yankee dugout, two months after undergoing successful surgery for prostate cancer. Before the 6-3 loss to the Red Sox, the 58 year-old skipper receives a two-minute standing ovation from the Fenway Park crowd when the scoreboard welcomes him back.
1999 Diamondbacks’ outfielder Luis Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat, extending his hitting streak to 30 games, tying three other players for the longest streak in the decade. Diamondbacks’ outfielder Luis Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat, extending his hitting streak to 30 games, tying three other players for the longest streak in the decade.
2000 In a 6-2 loss to the Padres, the Marlins steal ten bases, which is one shy of the National League record. Luis Castillo (3), Cliff Floyd (3), Preston Wilson (2), and Mark Kotsay (2), the top four batters in the Fish lineup, are responsible for the grand theft.
2000 Mark McGwire passes Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run when he goes deep in the first inning when he hits a three-run drive off Curt Schilling for No.537, placing him in front of the Yankee legendary slugger in eighth place. ‘Big Mac’ adds to his total with two more round-trippers Cardinals’ 7-2 victory over the Phillies at Veterans Stadium.
2002 At Fenway Park, Pedro Martinez becomes the 11th pitcher in American League history to record an immaculate inning when he strikes out the side on nine pitches in the first frame. The Red Sox right-hander fans Ichiro Suzuki, Mark McLemore, and Ruben Sierra to begin Boston’s eventual 4-1 victory over Seattle.
2004 At the age of 40, southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game when the Diamondbacks beat the Braves, 2-0. The ‘Big Unit’ joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Hideo Nomo, and Nolan Ryan as the only hurlers to throw no-hitters in both leagues and creates the most extended span between no-no’s, having first accomplished the feat against the Tigers in June of 1990.
2008 Marlins’ second baseman Luis Castillo, who has stolen seven bases in his last two games, is one theft shy of tying a National League mark. Walt Wilmont set the record of eight pilfered bags in consecutive contests playing for the Chicago Colts (Cubs) in 1894.
2008 A pitchout and a perfect throw by Brewers catcher Jason Kendall finally catches Jacoby Ellsbury attempting to steal a bag, snapping the 24 year-old rookie’s string of 25 consecutive stolen bases to start his big league career. The Red Sox outfielder is second all-time to Tim Raines, who recorded 27 straight thefts with the Expos before being caught in 1981.
2009 Jason Kendall collects his 2000th career hit when he singles in the Brewers’ 8-4 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The 34 year-old backstop becomes the 254th player, but only the eighth to be primarily a catcher to reach that milestone.
2012 Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander misses pitching his third career no-hitter when he allows a single to Josh Harrison with one out in the top of the ninth inning. The reigning MVP and Cy Young winner completes the one-hitter, beating Pittsburgh, 6-0, in front of a very enthusiastic Friday night crowd at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
2012 Kerry Wood ends his major league career on his terms when he strikes out the one batter he faces before walking off the mound into an embrace from his six-year-old son in front of the Wrigley Field dugout. The 35 year-old much-injured Cubs’ right-hander, an All-Star as both a starter and closer, believes today’s final strikeout to be the most significant and the most memorable moment of his 14-year career.
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