INDIANA BASEBALL SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA

HARRISON 8 BENTON CENTRAL 5

CRAWFORDSVILLE 6 McCUTCHEON 5

MT. VERNON 9 CENTERVILLE 0

COWAN 12 LINCOLN 1

EASTERN HANCOCK 10 NORTHEASTERN 0….EASTERN HANCOCK SCORE 8 RUNS IN THE FIRST INNING

INDIANA SOFTBALL SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA

PENDLETON HEIGHTS 11 RICHMOND 0

KOKOMO 11 LAFAYETTE JEFF 3

GREENFIELD CENTRAL 11 ANDERSON 0

LINCOLN 10 UNION CITY 3… GOLDEN EAGLES: KAYLEE GABBARD 3 – 4….. MALLORY BURNS 2 – 5 2 RBI…. ALYSSA MESSER 3 RBI….JAELA PATTON 1 – 3 2 RBI…. PITCHING: PATTON 7IP 3H 3R 3ER 12K 1BB

UNION COUNTY 9 SHENANDOAH 0…. PATRIOTS: TORI RUSSELL 2 – 4 , 3 RBI…. SHELBY HILL 2 – 3 2 RBI….. PITCHING: CHLOE GREENE 7IP 0H 0R 0ER 12K 0BB

WINCHESTER 9 MONROE CENTRAL 4

EASTERN HANCOCK 10 KNIGHTSTOWN 0

FRANKLIN COUNTY 8 LAWRENCEBURG 4

NEW PALESTINE 19 PERRY MERIDIAN 1

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS

4A

1)CARMEL H.S. 23-3 (156)

2)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 24-4 (138)

3)CENTER GROVE H.S. 25-4 (130)

4)ANDREAN H.S. 24-3 (86)

5)WESTFIELD H.S. 20-3 (76)

5)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 23-5 (76)

7)INDPLS CATHEDRAL H.S. 20-5 (60)

8)HOMESTEAD H.S. 23-6 (38)

9)NEW ALBANY H.S. 23-6 (32)

10)MCCUTCHEON H.S. 21-4 (28)

Receiving Votes:

Floyd Central H.S., Jasper H.S., Lake Central H.S., Laporte H.S., Penn H.S, Zionsville H.S.,

3A

1)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 23-3 (144)

2)LEO H.S. 25-3 (140)

3)LEBANON H.S. 22-2 (128)

4)WEST VIGO H.S. 21-6 (74)

5)BATESVILLE H.S. 19-5 (66)

6)F.W. DWENGER H.S. 23-6 (64)

6)WESTERN H.S. 19-7 (64)

8)SILVER CREEK H.S. 20-8 (62)

9)PERU H.S. 18-5 (34)

10)BREBEUF H.S. 15-12 (28)

Receiving Votes:

Edgewood H.S., Greencastle H.S., Hamilton Heights H.S., Madison H.S., Northview H.S., Northwood H.S., Oak Hill H.S., Southridge H.S.,

2A

1)CASCADE H.S. 24-1 (162)

2)WAPAHANI H.S. 25-1 (152)

3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 25-4 (132)

4)CARROLL (FLORA) H.S. 21-4 (108)

5)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 20-4 (100)

6)CENTERVILLE H.S. 20-4 (74)

6)DELPHI H.S. 22-6 (74)

8)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 19-9 (62)

9)SEEGER H.S. 18-4 (36)

9)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (HANOVER) 21-7 (36)

Receiving Votes:

Bremen H.S., Eastern (Pekin) H.S., Eastside H.S., Evans. Mater Dei H.S., Park Tudor H.S., Perry Central H.S., South Adams H.S., Southmont H.S., Speedway H.S.,

1A

1)SOUTHWOOD H.S. 18-5 (128)

2)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 20-6 (94)

3)FREMONT H.S. 21-6 (88)

4)NORTH DAVIESS H.S. 18-8 (68)

5)BORDEN H.S. 18-6 (62)

6)RIVERTON PARKE H.S. 18-8 (40)

7)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (SHELBYVILLE) 19-4 (38)

8)ROSSVILLE H.S. 18-7 (36)

9)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 16-6 (30)

10)SHAKAMAK H.S. 13-8 (20)

Receiving Votes:

Barr-Reeve H.S., Hauser H.S., Oldenburg Academy, Tecumseh H.S., Wes-Del H.S.,

NBA PLAYOFFS.

Milwaukee 132 Miami 98

Denver 128 Portland 100

NHL PLAYOFFS.

NY Islanders 3 Pittsburgh 2 2OT

Toronto 2 Montréal 1

Florida 4 Tampa Bay 1

Minnesota 4 Vegas 2

Winnipeg 4 Edmonton 3 3OT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 5 St. Louis 1

Tampa Bay 14 Toronto 8 (11)

Cleveland 6 Detroit 5

Minnesota 8 Baltimore 3

Seattle 4 Oakland 2

Miami 9 Philadelphia 6

Colorado 3 NY Mets 2

Milwaukee 5 San Diego 3

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Indiana 2 Ohio State 0

COLLEGE SOFTBALL REGIONALS

Texas 1 Oregon 0

TOP HEADLINES

Bucks capitalize on hot start to roll past Heat 132-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) When the Milwaukee Bucks conducted a roster makeover in the wake of an early playoff exit, the addition of Bryn Forbes didn’t earn nearly as much notice as some other moves.

Looks pretty good right now.

Forbes made six 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Miami Heat 132-98 on Monday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.

The 27-year-old Forbes spent his first four seasons with San Antonio, but he signed with Milwaukee in free agency in November.

“That was a huge part in me coming here,” Forbes said. “You know that there would be these opportunities and we would be in the playoffs. … It’s just great to be in this position, be in the playoffs again and have an opportunity and stage.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the Bucks, who were eliminated by the Heat in the second round of last year’s playoffs.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday in Miami.

Milwaukee shot 22 of 53 from 3-point range – including 15 of 29 in the first half – and never trailed while leading by as many as 36 points. The Bucks’ 22 3-pointers were their highest total ever in a playoff game.

“I don’t think we need to give ourselves a pep talk,” said Miami’s Bam Adebayo, who scored 16 points. “We’re grown men. At the end of the day, we are down 2-0. We know what we’ve got to do.”

Milwaukee’s two victories in this series couldn’t have looked more different.

The Bucks needed Khris Middleton’s tiebreaking jumper with 0.5 seconds left in overtime to pull out a 109-107 victory in Game 1. Milwaukee essentially put away Game 2 in the first quarter when its 3-point attack went from fizzling to sizzling.

“They made a lot of shots, but we didn’t make anything difficult on them or take anything away,” said Miami’s Jimmy Butler, who scored 10 points.

Milwaukee shot 5 of 31 from behind the arc and made its fewest 3-pointers of the season Saturday. The Bucks were 10 of 15 on 3-point attempts in the first quarter alone Monday.

Jokic scores 38, Nuggets beat Blazers 128-109 to even series

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic scored 38 points to overcome a 3-point shooting barrage from Damian Lillard and the Denver Nuggets evened the first-round series by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 128-109 on Monday night in a chippy Game 2.

Jokic also had eight rebounds and five assists, which was four more than he had in Game 1 when the Blazers made sure the big man didn’t beat him with his pinpoint passing.

The Nuggets had few answers for Lillard early on as the dynamic playmaker scored 32 of his 42 points in the first half. His eight 3-pointers before intermission tied an NBA playoff record for most in a half. Lillard finished 9 of 16 from 3-point range.

Game 3 will be Thursday in Portland.

It was a physical affair, with four technical fouls being issued (three on Denver, including one on Jokic) and two flagrant-1 calls (CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony).

“It was chippy and that’s the way it should be,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “We’re all fighting for something. That’s the way the playoffs should be. I loved it. That’s my kind of game right there.”

Up by 20 points midway through the fourth quarter, the Nuggets withstood a mini-rally from Portland before Facundo Campazzo sealed the win with a 3-pointer. Monte Morris also had a big block on Lillard.

The difference may have been the defense of Aaron Gordon, who helped shut down in the second half.

“He did a really good job,” Jokic said of Gordon’s defense.

Michael Porter Jr. found his rhythm and finished with 18 points. He was 3-of-6 from 3-point range after going 1-of-10 from long distance in Game 1.

The usually sure-handed Blazers committed 20 turnovers. They also were outscored 54-32 in the paint and 16-4 in fast-break points.

“They outplayed us top to bottom – other than Dame’s (42),” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “We have to be more aggressive, there’s no question.”

Utah’s Jordan Clarkson wins NBA’s 6th man of the year award

Utah’s Jordan Clarkson, the only player to come off the bench and score 40 points in a game this season, was announced Monday as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year.

And his closest competition was from a teammate: Utah’s Joe Ingles was second, marking the first time the top two finishers for this award came from the same franchise.

It’s the first time a Jazz player has won the award. Clarkson finished with 65 of the 100 first-place votes cast from a global panel of reporters who cover the league and appeared on all but five of the ballots.

“I tried to get him the ball as much as possible so he could win sixth man of the year,” Ingles said on TNT, which broadcast the award announcement. “No, I think his impact off the bench is something he’s embraced and taken pride in.”

Ingles got 34 of the remaining 35 first-place votes.

“Joe is a playmaker. He really runs our second unit,” Clarkson said.

GM Myers confident Warriors will re-sign Stephen Curry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Warriors general manager Bob Myers has little doubt Golden State will sign newly crowned scoring champion Stephen Curry to a contract extension this offseason.

“I don’t see any reason not to be optimistic,” Myers said Monday, three days after his team’s season ended in a play-in game against the Grizzlies. “He seems like he’s motivated, we’re motivated. I would say pretty confident we’ll get something done.”

In December, Curry said discussions were underway and that he is “fully committed.” The two-time NBA MVP signed a $201 million, five-year contract in July 2017 that initially was the richest ever, until James Harden topped it with a $228 million extension from the Rockets.

“Obviously, we want Steph back in the worst way,” coach Steve Kerr said. “There’s no reason to think why that won’t happen.”

The shock of the season’s abrupt end hadn’t quite sunk in for two-time MVP Curry after Friday’s loss at home to the Grizzlies, but he was already looking at what moves might be needed to build the Warriors back into a championship contender – and not just his own situation.

“Those conversations are going to pick up now, but you know, there’s a lot of uncertainty and decisions that need to go into this summer for sure,” he said. “Let’s keep it real, about how we become that team again and we’ll figure those things out as we go.”

At 33 and in his 12th NBA season, Curry became the oldest scoring champion since Michael Jordan did it at age 35 in 1998. Curry averaged 32.0 points to lead the league for the second time in his career after also doing it in 2015-16. Curry also joined Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with multiple scoring titles, MVPs and championships.

Curry, who played down the stretch with a hairline fracture in his tailbone from a March 17 fall onto a bleacher step at Houston, had exit interviews with Myers and Kerr and they said he’s still pondering whether to play in the Tokyo Olympics.

Myers stressed how Golden State must add some veteran players to the mix to join Curry, Draymond Green and a healthy Klay Thompson.

“Klay will be a huge addition but there’s other areas we need to improve on as well,” he said.

Knight time: Rookie saves 36, Panthers top Lightning 4-1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Panthers entrusted their season to a rookie goalie making his playoff debut.

Spencer Knight delivered, in a huge way.

The 20-year-old Knight stopped 36 shots, MacKenzie Weegar and Patrick Hornqvist each had a goal and an assist, and the Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Monday night in Game 5 of their Central Division playoff series.

The Lightning still lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and host Game 6 on Wednesday night. But Knight – the third different goalie to start for Florida in this series – stymied the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

“I was just trying to have fun,” Knight said. “You know, it’s still hockey, right? I’m on this ice every single day. It’s just a different setting.”

Mason Marchment also scored for the Panthers, and Frank Vatrano added an empty-netter with 14.6 seconds left. Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau each had two assists.

Ross Colton had Tampa Bay’s goal, and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 34 shots.

Knight was 4-0-0 after turning pro following his sophomore season at Boston College and signing with the Panthers. And following the struggles of Sergei Bobrovsky and Chris Driedger in the first four games of the series – they gave up a combined 19 goals – the Panthers began dropping hints on Sunday that it would be Knight’s turn, then let more clues emerge at Monday’s morning skate.

They didn’t officially announce Knight as the starter until pregame warmups began Monday. He was told he had the job Sunday. With the way he played, there’s no need to wonder who starts Game 6.

“We all know what’s going on,” Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said.

Knight stopped each of the last 36 shots he faced. The roars from the crowd started during the national anthem – “… gave proof through the KNIGHT,” they shouted – and got louder throughout the night. They even drowned out most of his postgame interview that was played on the Panthers’ scoreboard.

“An NHL goaltender, they’re all good,” Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point said. “He played well tonight. We have to find a way to beat him.”

Rielly lifts Maple Leafs to 2-1 win over Canadiens in Game 3

MONTREAL (AP) Morgan Rielly scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, Jack Campbell made 28 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.

William Nylander scored his third goal in as many games for Toronto, which hasn’t won a playoff series since 2004 and can go up 3-1 in Game 4 back at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night.

“All the credit in the world has to go to Jack Campbell,” Rielly said of his teammate, who made 15 of his saves in the third period. “He was an absolute warrior for us. Down the home stretch, he was outstanding. He’s been there for us all year and tonight was no different. He’s an absolute stud.”

Campbell has allowed just four goals and has a .951 save percentage through nine periods in the series, and was under siege late as the Canadiens desperately pressed for an equalizer.

“They’re coming at us real hard,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “I’d like to see us relax and make a few more plays so we can settle the game down. But it’s a very important game, it’s a very important period. Our guys battled hard, and of course, our goalie was our best player.”

Nick Suzuki had the lone goal for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 27 shots.

“I’m not frustrated at all,” said Price, whose team is 0 for 9 on the power play. “I believe in these guys. They’re trying. It’s going to come.”

The Maple Leafs remained without captain John Tavares, who’s expected to miss at least two weeks with a concussion and knee injury suffered during a scary collision in Game 1.

Nick Foligno wasn’t on the ice for the morning skate – Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe emphatically declared him fit to play – and was in warmups, but sat out the game with a lower-body injury. Riley Nash took his spot the lineup.

Toronto opened the scoring at 7:18 of the second period when Alexander Kerfoot, who was promoted to the second line with Foligno out, won an offensive zone faceoff back to Nylander. With two goals in as many games coming into Monday, the Leafs forward made it 3 for 3 with a quick shot that glanced off Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot and past Price.

After Price denied Pierre Engvall on the doorstep on a long Toronto shift in the Canadiens’ end, Montreal started to find some life and Suzuki eventually tied it at 13:56 when his shot off the rush when he beat Campbell under the blocker.

Rays win 11th in a row, score 7 in 11th to beat Toronto 14-8

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Francisco Mejía hit a tiebreaking, two-run single during a seven-run burst in the 11th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won their 11th straight game, outlasting the Toronto Blue Jays 14-8 on Monday.

Tampa Bay moved within one win of the team record for consecutive victories. In 2004, playing as the Devil Rays, they won 12 in a row under manager Lou Piniella.

“When we support each other, we can do anything,” Mejía said through a translator. “Keep on having that motivation, good thing can happen.”

After both teams scored twice in the 10th to make it 7-all, the Rays erupted.

Mejía’s hit came off Joel Payamps (0-2) with the bases loaded. Randy Arozarena doubled home a run, Austin Meadows had an RBI grounder, Manuel Margot knocked in two with a triple and Mike Brosseau added an RBI single against Tim Mayza.

“Just outstanding at-bats,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It was a good back and forth game.”

Mejía had a 12th-inning grand slam in the Rays’ 9-7 win over Toronto on Friday night.

A day after the Rays drew five walks during a four-run rally in the ninth to win 6-4, Tampa Bay batters walked seven times. Rays pitchers, meanwhile, walked none.

Joey Wendle hit a grand slam as Tampa Bay took a 5-0 lead in the first. The Rays wound up with a four-game sweep and took over sole possession of first place in the AL East.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit two of Toronto’s five home runs. The Blue Jays lost their sixth in a row.

“Obviously we don’t feel good right now but we’re going to keep our heads up,” Guerrero said through a translator. “We’re going to continue to grind it, play hard, Things are going to get better for us.”

Tampa Bay scored twice in the 10th, but Marcus Semien tied it with a two-run homer off Jeffrey Springs (4-1).

Guerrero’s second shot was a two-run drive in the eighth off Ryan Thompson to tie it at 5.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernández also homered for the Blue Jays, who played their final game at TD Ballpark. Toronto dropped seven of 10 on the final homestand and finished 10-11 at its spring training facility.

The Blue Jays will now relocate to Buffalo, New York, as COVID-19 restrictions in Canada prevent them from playing in Toronto.

Padres rally in 9th vs Brews stalls, 9-game win streak ends

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brewers closer Josh Hader stopped San Diego’s rally in the ninth inning and the Padres’ nine-game winning streak ended Monday night with a 5-3 loss to Milwaukee.

Fresh off sweeping a nine-game homestand, the Padres trailed 5-0 going into the ninth.

Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer off Angel Perdomo in the ninth. Hader relieved with a runner on first and no outs, and gave up Eric Hosmer’s RBI double with one out and then a walk.

Hader settled down to retire Austin Nola on a popup and Ha-Seong Kim on a lineout for his 11th save of the season.

“I was proud of the way we kept battling,” Padres manager Jayce Tingler said. “I thought our at-bats against Hader were about as good as we could have.”

Brandon Woodruff (3-2) gave up three hits over seven innings against a Padres team that had won 12 of 13. He struck out eight and walked none.

“That’s a championship level, playoff caliber pitcher out there,” Tingler said. “We knew it was going to be a tough challenge tonight with him on the mound. We just weren’t able to square up enough heaters tonight and he got stronger as he went. “

Woodruff hasn’t allowed a run in three of his nine starts this season.

“They’re the hottest team in baseball, best record and everything, they’ve got a lot of big names in that lineup,” Woodruff said. “The thing is you really have to make some pitches and mix it up. You can’t get too predictable. They’re tough. Try to make my pitches and go from there.”

Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the second off Blake Snell (1-1).

Avisail Garcia led off the fourth with a homer and Kolten Wong’s two-out, two-run single later in the inning finished Snell.

“I thought his fastball and his secondary pitches were good,” Tingler said. “He was missing down and he wasn’t able to get it back in the zone.”

Snell allowed a season-high five earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out seven.

La Russa a winner vs old team, White Sox beat Cardinals 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox manager Tony La Russa wound up a winner in his first game against the team that ensured his Hall of Fame induction as Chicago beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 Monday night behind Lance Lynn’s arm and Andrew Vaughn’s bat.

The victory ended a three-game skid for the AL Central leaders, who were swept by the New York Yankees after winning 10 of 13. The NL Central-leading Cardinals dropped their second straight.

Lynn (5-1) held the Cardinals hitless for 5 1/3 innings. Vaughn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth.

“It was a really good ballgame,” La Russa said. “Lance was a stud again. It was outstanding and the guys kept at it.”

After winning a World Series in Oakland, La Russa guided the Cardinals to two World Series championships, three pennants and nine postseason appearances from 1996-2011. He left the team as its all-time leader in wins and games managed.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, infielder Matt Carpenter and pitcher Adam Wainwright were members of the last St. Louis team that played for La Russa. Current St. Louis manager Mike Shildt is close to La Russa.

“It’s uncomfortable, it’s distracting and you just try to tune it out, but I know it’s a different series,” the 76-year-old La Russa said shortly before the three-game set began.

La Russa sent coach Shelley Duncan to meet Shildt for the pregame lineup exchange at home plate. Both managers stuck to the details of the contest during their postgame remarks.

Lynn (5-1), who debuted with St. Louis and relieved in the Game 7 World Series win that closed La Russa’ time with the Cardinals in 2011, pitched hitless ball until Paul Goldschmidt’s RBI single in the sixth.

“That was probably the most satisfying win in my career aside from the playoffs,” Lynn said. “I definitely enjoyed it.

“I was able to get another gear when I needed it. When I’m able to change speeds on both sides of the plate I’m going to be in a good spot.”

Luplow’s catch preserves Indians’ 6-5 win over Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Terry Francona could only watch as the ball sailed toward shallow right field. Jordan Luplow was either going to make the catch and win the game for Cleveland, or Detroit was going to score a run or two.

“It’s like your stomach’s in your throat,” Francona said. “You kind of figure the game’s going to be over one way or the other.”

Luplow made a diving catch on Eric Haase’s sinking liner with the bases loaded, preserving a 6-5 victory for the Indians over the Tigers on Monday night. Luplow, who entered as a defensive replacement an inning earlier, made the clutch grab for the final out to help closer Emmanuel Clase escape with his eighth save in nine chances.

“That’s as close as you can come to losing without losing,” said Francona, who won his 698th game as Cleveland’s manager. “It was fun, but when I say fun it was agonizingly fun.”

Spencer Turnbull allowed three runs in six innings for Detroit in his first game since pitching a no-hitter last week. It was the bullpen and some sloppy defense that cost the Tigers. Cleveland scored three unearned runs in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead, and although Willi Castro hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, Detroit was unable to come all the way back.

Owen Miller scored twice for Cleveland without hitting the ball out of the infield. He led off the seventh by reaching on an error by third baseman Jeimer Candelario. The Indians eventually loaded the bases, and with two outs and Jose Ramirez batting, Bryan Garcia (0-1) threw a wild pitch that scored Miller and put Cleveland up 4-3.

Ramirez walked, and Eddie Rosario’s bases-loaded single off Daniel Norris brought home two more runs.

Jean Carlos Mejia (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth for his first major league win. Three more Cleveland relievers succeeded him, with Clase working out of trouble in the ninth. Luplow made the final play look easy, casually flipping the ball from his glove to his throwing hand after making the catch.

“Gave ourselves a chance in the eighth, gave ourselves a chance in the ninth,” Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said. “We just came up, it looked like about six inches short of that ball bouncing in front of Luplow.”

AP source: Rodgers doesn’t attend Packers’ 1st day of OTAs

(AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wasn’t present for the first day of organized team activities Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

These OTA sessions are voluntary, but Rodgers generally has participated in them in the past. ESPN first reported Rodgers wasn’t with the team on Monday.

Rodgers’ decision not to participate this time comes amid reports that the reigning MVP wants out of Green Bay, where he has spent his entire NFL career.

ESPN reported in the hours before the draft that the three-time MVP doesn’t want to return to the Packers. Later that week, Packers CEO Mark Murphy wrote in a column posted on the Packers’ website that the team “is very much aware” of Rodgers’ concerns and that “this is an issue that we have been working on for several months.”

Murphy acknowledged in his column that he, general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur all had visited Rodgers on a number of occasions during this offseason.

Gutekunst has said the team has no plans to trade Rodgers, who has three years remaining on his contract. Packers officials have said they want to keep Rodgers in Green Bay in 2021 and beyond.

“We want him back in the worst way,” LaFleur said earlier this month during the team’s rookie minicamp. “I know he knows that and, you know, we’ll continue to work at it each and every day.”

In interview, Jones says he’s ready to leave Falcons

(AP) — Wide receiver Julio Jones says he’s ready to leave the Atlanta Falcons.

The 32-year-old star told FS1 “Undisputed” host Shannon Sharpe via telephone that “Oh man, I’m outta there” in a brief interview.

Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot has been reportedly entertaining trade offers for Jones since last month. Jones initially requested a trade from the Falcons in March.

When asked where he wants to play, Jones replied, “Right now, I wanna win.”

Jones was the sixth overall pick in 2011 and has spent all 10 seasons with the Falcons and is the franchise’s leader in receptions with 848 and yards receiving with 12,896. He has 60 touchdown catches. He’s been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times and has been an All-Pro twice.

Jones’ $15.3 million base salary is guaranteed and he is set to cost the Falcons slightly more than $23 million against the salary cap next season. If the Falcons trade him after June 1, they would be able to split the dead money over two seasons.

NFL will review Eugene Chung’s allegations of discrimination

(AP) — The NFL plans to review Eugene Chung’s allegations that a team official made discriminatory comments during his interview for a coaching position.

Chung, a 1992 first-round pick by New England who played five seasons in the league and served as an assistant coach for a decade, told The Boston Globe he was told he was “not the right minority” by an interviewer. Chung, who is Korean American, didn’t identify the team.

“We will review the matter,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. “That comment is completely inappropriate and contrary to league values and workplace policies. The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel in a manner that is consistent with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

Chung most recently was part of Philadelphia’s coaching staff from 2016-19. He started 30 games at both guard spots for the Patriots in his first two seasons in the NFL in 1992-93 and played one season with Jacksonville and one with Indianapolis.

Chung began his coaching career with the Eagles on Andy Reid’s staff in 2010 as an assistant offensive line coach. He followed Reid to Kansas City in 2013 and came to Philadelphia with Doug Pederson in 2016.

“Alleged comments made to Eugene Chung by an NFL team during a recent interview should be investigated by the NFL,” the Fritz Pollard Alliance said in a statement. “If the comments regarding his status as a Korean American are true, it is further evidence that despite good faith changes to diversity-related policies, the NFL’s actual hiring practices are still riddled with discrimination.”

INDIANA FOOTBALL: Indiana Adds Wide Receiver Camron Buckley

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program announced on Monday afternoon that wide receiver Camron Buckley has joined the Hoosiers as a transfer from Texas A&M University. Buckley owns 62 receptions for 877 yards (14.1 average) and four touchdowns in 39 games (4 starts).

“Cam has caught a lot of footballs and made a lot of big-time plays in the SEC,” IU head coach Tom Allen said. “He brings experience and leadership to the wide receivers room. We’re excited about the play-making ability he adds to our offense.”

The 6-2, 190-pounder graduated with a university studies degree in Dec. 2020. Buckley missed 2020 due to injury a season after he caught 11 passes for 121 yards in 13 games.

He turned in his best statistical campaign in 2018 when he collected 34 catches for 474 yards and one TD. Buckley added 17 receptions for 282 yards and 13 scores as a true freshman in 2017.

The Cedar Hill, Texas, native was a four-star prospect out of Cedar Hill High School.

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tamar Bates Earns Jordan Brand Classic Honor

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Indiana University men’s basketball signee Tamar Bates, a 6-4 shooting guard from Kansas City, Kan. who played his final prep season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., was named to the 30-man roster of the Jordan Brand Classic.  There will be no game this year. He is the 10th IU recruit selected for recognition in the event which began in 2002.

Hoosiers in The Jordan Brand Classic

2021    Tamar Bates

2019    Trayce Jackson-Davis

2018    Romeo Langford

2015    Thomas Bryant

2014    James Blackmon, Jr.

2013    Noah Vonleh, Troy Williams

2007    Eric Gordon

2004    D.J. White

2002    Bracey White

Bates averaged 11.4 points and shot 40.0% from long distance at IMG.

A five-star recruit, Bates, is ranked as the No. 23 prospect in the nation by ESPN.com, 28th by 247Sports.com and 30th by Rivals.com.

A two-time All-State honoree at Piper High School in Kansas City Kansas under Coach David Birch, Bates averaged 22.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a junior while leading them to a 21-1 mark and a spot in the Class 4A state semifinals. The tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He converted 58.0% from the floor, including a 44.1% mark from three-point range, and 88.0 % from the free throw line that season.

He was named the Kansas All-Classes Player of the Year in 2020 and also was the winner of the prestigious DiRenna Award, which is presented to the top high school male and female basketball player in the Kansas City metro area.

As a sophomore, he led the Pirates to their first state hoops championship in Kansas Class 4A last year and scored 20 points in the team’s championship game win over Augusta.  He averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a sophomore.

PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Purdue to Face North Carolina in Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that Purdue will face North Carolina in the 2021 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament, held Nov. 20-21, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
 
The elite four-team field also consists of No. 2-ranked Villanova and No. 16-ranked Tennessee in ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early” top-25 polls for the 2021 season, in what promises to be one of the best holiday tournaments in the country. The Boilermakers are ranked fifth, while North Carolina is tabbed No. 18.
 
Pairings, times, television assignments and ticket plans will be made available at a later date. Mohegan Sun Arena seats approximately 6,500 people and is the home of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Nearby airports include T.F Green Airport in Providence (47 miles) and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (56 miles). The Naismith Basketball Memorial Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, (67 miles from Mohegan Sun) and Mohegan Sun itself is a 364,000-square foot casino in Uncasville, Connecticut
 
This marks Purdue’s second appearance in the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament, previously winning the tournament after rolling past Old Dominion (61-39) and Florida (85-70) in November 2015.
 
The Boilermakers haven’t faced North Carolina since November 1999 and haven’t defeated the Tar Heels since the NIT Tournament in 1974.
 
Purdue last faced Villanova and Tennessee in back-to-back games during the Boilermakers’ run to the 2019 Elite Eight, defeating the Wildcats 87-61 in the second round, before topping the Volunteers 99-94 in the Sweet 16.
 
Villanova leads the all-time series with Purdue by a 3-1 margin, Purdue leads the series with Tennessee by a 3-2 advantage and North Carolina owns an 8-2 advantage over Purdue.
 
The Boilermakers return all five starters from last year’s team that earned a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament and finished fourth in the Big Ten standings.
 
Purdue will be looking for its first in-season tournament title since the 2016 Cancun Challenge. Since the 2014 Maui Invitational, Purdue owns a 20-6 record during in-season tournaments.

INDIANA BASEBALL: Indiana Blanks Ohio State, 2-0

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University baseball team earned a shutout win over Ohio State, 2-0, in Monday night at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Ind.

With the victory, the Hoosiers improve to 25-16 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. The Buckeyes fall to 20-19 on the year and in league action.

KEY MOMENTS

• After a scoreless first three innings, Indiana jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth. With the bases loaded, INF Cole Barr earned an RBI with a fielder’s choice to the shortstop, who made a diving play to get the runner out at third base to steal a hit away from Bart and prevent any further damage.

• INF Paul Toetz added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning for IU, making the lead 2-0 with an RBI single through the right side.

• RHP John Modugno (3-1) had a great start for the Hoosiers on the designated staff day, tossing four shutout innings to earn the win. He allowed just one hit and struck out three batters.

• RHP Grant Macciocchi earned his first career save, pitching the final three innings in shuout fashion. He surrendered just one hit and struck out three.

NOTABLES

• Indiana’s shutout was the fourth of the season.

• IU allowed just two hits on the day, marking the sixth game this year they’ve limited opponents to two hits or less.

• LHP Ty Bothwell pitched two shutout innings of relief for IU. He didn’t allow a hit and struck out one.

UP NEXT

• The Indiana Hoosiers will hit the road for the final Big Ten series of the season to face Maryland in a three-game set in College Park. The series gets underway on Friday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be streamed live on BTN+.

BUTLER BASEBALL: Final #BIGEASTbase Honors Awarded To UConn’s Winkel, Butler’s Myers

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Player of the Week

Pat Winkel, UConn, So., C (Orange, Conn.)

Connecticut sophomore Pat Winkel led the league in the final week of play with a 1.385 slugging percentage  as the Huskies claimed the regular season title helped by a 4-0 weekend against Seton Hall. The Huskies finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak. Winkel batted .538 (7-for-13), scored seven runs and plated nine. The Huskies outscored Seton Hall 48-11. Winkel’s RBI count was second in the BIG EAST last week behind teammate Reggie Crawford. He was also second in on-base percentage with .667. He hit three home runs over the weekend, walked four times and hit two doubles. Behind the plate, he was credited with 25 outs and assisted on one with no errors.

Pitcher of the Week

Jack Myers, Butler, Jr., RHP (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Butler righty Jack Myers earned a 2-0 complete game victory against Georgetown in the final weekend for the Bulldogs as he struck out eight over the course of seven innings. He allowed four hits, scattered over the course of separate innings. All four hits were singles. The win was the first of the weekend. Butler finished with two more wins on Saturday and Sunday for a series victory.

Honor Roll

Alan Roden, Creighton

Roden closed the week hitting .538 (7-for-13), scoring three runs in a 2-2 weekend against Xavier. He went 4-for-4 in the opener, connecting on a double and scoring a run. Roden closed the series with going 2-for-3 in the finale. He drew a walk in each contest, earning the intentional pass three times.

Tyler Roche, St. John’s

Picked up his first collegiate win by allowing no earned runs and three hits in six innings of work against Villanova on Sunday. Scattered five walks, but struck out a season-high eight batters.

Cameron Hassert, Villanova

Hassert helped Villanova a 2-1 series victory at St. John’s by batting .412 (5-for-12). He scored twice and plated two runs. He also hit a double and stole a base in the series.

Jared Cushing, Xavier

Cushing batted .529 (9-for-17) over the weekend in a 2-2 series against Creighton. He had three multi-hit games. He had a career-best four hits in a 4-for-5 game in game two of the Friday doubleheader. He finished with three RBI, a home run and scored four times.

Nick Zwack, Xavier

Zwack made the start in the first game against CU going 5.1 innings and allowed just five hits with one earned run. He walked three while striking out a career-high 11. The Musketeers won 10-5, Zwack left the game with a 2-1 lead for XU.

BALL STATE BASEBALL: Chayce McDermott Named MAC Pitcher of the Week

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For the second time this season, Chayce McDermott is the MAC Pitcher of the Week. McDermott struck out 13 batters to help Ball State to a 9-2 win at Ohio on Saturday,

McDermott (8-2) threw all seven innings in the blowout victory, allowing just three hits. It was his second complete game of the season and matched his career high of 13 strikeouts, which he set against Toledo in March.

The right-hander from Anderson, Indiana, is a top draft prospect and has been one of the best pitchers in the conference. He’s 6-1 in league starts with a 3.46 ERA and MAC batters are hitting just .189 against him. For the entire year, he ranks 6th nationally with a total of 116 strikeouts. He’s 15th in the country in strikeouts per 9 innings (13.62).

McDermott and the Cardinals (34-18) host Miami this weekend in the season’s final weekend. Ball State (25-11 MAC) is two games back in the standings behind Central Michigan (27-9).

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: JARRETT NAMED ACC COACH OF THE YEAR, 4 IRISH EARN ALL-ACC HONORS

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CHARLOTTE — After leading the third-ranked Irish to the Atlantic Division Championship and the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Championship, head coach Link Jarrett was named ACC Coach of the Year Monday morning. It is Jarrett’s third coach of the year honor as he was a two-time SoCon Coach of the Year while at UNC Greensboro. He was also a two time Assistant Coach of the Year while at Auburn and East Carolina. He is the first Irish coach to win conference coach of the year honors since Paul Mainieri in 2001.

Jarrett guided the Irish to their best ever finish since joining the ACC and won their first ACC division title in program history. They led the league with 10 conference series wins, including three sweeps, and finished the year with 25 conference wins. It tied for the most conference wins in a single season in program history. The Irish also had 25 conference wins in the 1990 season when they were in the Mid-Western Collegiate Conference.

The Irish were a model of consistency under Jarrett this season, ending the regular season with the best fielding percentage in the country with just 21 errors in 39 games (0.986). The Irish also did not lose back-to-back games all season and have not lost back to back games at all in coach Jarrett’s tenure (52 games).

The conference also announced the rest of the postseason awards and the top-seeded Irish were well represented. Left-handed pitcher John Michael Bertrand and infielder Niko Kavadas were named to the first team All-ACC while right-handed pitcher Tanner Kohlhepp and designated hitter Carter Putz earned second team honors.

Bertrand was the steady force in the rotation for the Irish all season long. He led the team with 74.2 innings pitched, two complete games and tied for the team lead in wins with seven. He tied for the ACC lead with two complete games and seven wins while ranking second in the conference in ERA with 2.77. He finished eighth in the ACC in innings pitched yet he was the only pitcher in the top-10 that had only played in 11 games.

Kavadas was one of the best power hitters in the country this season and could change a game with a single swing of his bat. He led the team with 16 home runs and 49 RBI while slugging .727. He is fourth in the ACC in home runs and RBI while ranking third in slugging percentage. The 16 home runs is the most in a single season by an Irish player since 1999 when Brant Ust hit 17 that season. Kavadas currently sits third all-time in program history with 40 career home runs.

Kohlhepp has been a game changer out of the bullpen for the Irish, pitching multiple high leverage innings all season long. He is tied for the team in wins (7) and strikeouts (57) while trailing only Bertrand in innings pitched with 52.2. Kohlhepp leads the ACC with a conference-best 2.56 ERA among qualified pitchers. He is also second in the conference in opponent batting average with a .187 mark.

Putz has been the most consistent hitter in the Irish lineup all season. He leads the team with a .316 average, 49 hits and three triples on the season. He ranks second on the squad in runs (32) and RBI (34).

The Irish will be back in action Wednesday afternoon for their first pool play game of the ACC Championship. The top-seeded Irish will face off with the 12-seed Virginia Tech at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be aired on RSN and the ACC Network Extra. Check your local listings for the RSN channel in your area.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: Jordan Schaffer Named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week

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ST. LOUIS – Indiana State’s Jordan Schaffer has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the League office announced Monday. It marks the first weekly award of the season for Schaffer and the fourth overall for the Sycamores.

Schaffer led all Sycamores at the plate at Evansville, finishing with a .556 (10-of-18) batting average. He hit for the cycle against the Aces after recording a double, triple and a home run as part of his team-high 10 base hits and .889 slugging percentage over the weekend.

Schaffer also held the best on-base percentage on the team at .619 after being hit-by-pitch three times. He drove in five runs while scoring six times from the leadoff position.

The redshirt junior scored a run and recorded base hits in all four games while putting up three-hit performances in all but one game against the Aces.

UP NEXT

The Sycamores will travel to Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. for the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Southern Illinois University. Indiana State will play Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET. All games during the tournament will air on ESPN+.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Men’s Hoops Adds Radford Transfer Quinton Morton-Robertson

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Quinton Morton-Robertson (Radford, Va./Radford HS/Radford) has joined the Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program.

“We are excited about the addition of Quinton to our program,” Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Jon Coffman said. “He is a proven winner at the Division I level as well as in high school where he led Radford High School to 112-6 record over his four years and three state championships. We love Quinton’s ability to shoot the ball and his versatility to play with the ball in his hands or off the ball. He will fit in well with our program. We are excited to get an experienced guard with three years to play.”

Morton-Robertson (guard, 5’8″, 165) joins the Mastodons after two seasons at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. As a sophomore last season, he played in 22 games with 11 starts. He averaged 7.4 points and 21.0 minutes per game. He shot 38.0 percent (35-of-92) from three, leading the team in made 3-pointers. He had a season-high 18 points at Presbyterian on 6-of-8 shooting. Morton-Robertson played in 19 games as a freshman. At Radford High School, he helped lead his team to over 100 wins including a 30-0 record as a senior. His team won the 1A State Championship as a freshman (2015-16) and sophomore (2016-17) and a 2A State Championship as a senior (2018-19). He was named the Timesland Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018.

Morton-Robertson is the fifth addition to the 2021-22 roster. He is joined by transfers Damian Chong Qui and RJ Ogom as well as incoming freshmen JoJo Peterson and Redford Dunton.

EVANSVILLE BASEBALL: Evansville opens postseason against Illinois State Tuesday

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EVANSVILLE – Looking to spend a long week in southern Illinois, the University of Evansville baseball team opens the postseason at the 2021 MVC Championship against No. 6 seed Illinois State at 2:30 PM on Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

No. 7 Evansville vs. No. 6 Illinois State | May 25

Date | Time        Tues., May 25 | 2:30 PM

Location               Carbondale, Ill.

Site        Itchy Jones Stadium

May 25 No. 7 Evansville vs. No. 6 Illinois State

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Previewing the Matchup: Illinois State

The Aces and Sycamores revive a rivalry that has been contested 123 times.

Illinois State holds a 69-54 advantage in the series, include capturing the series this season, 3-1, in Normal.

The last time the Aces and Redbirds met in the MVC Championship came on May 26, 2016, when Evansville captured a 4-3 win over Illinois State, scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th to advance.

Evansville is eyeing its first MVC Championship win since 2017 when the Aces defeated Bradley, 12-2, in Springfield, Mo.

Evansville has earned at least a split of its last three series with splits against SIU and Indiana State and a 3-1 series win over Valparaiso.

Tanner Reaches 30 Homers

With two home runs in the weekend series over Indiana State, Craig entered an elite club of Aces.

Craig now sits at 30 career home runs, becoming just the fifth Evansville player to reach the mark.

Craig is eight home runs away from the all-time career record set by Jeff Starks in 1982 with 38.

Troy Enters an Elite Club

With a base-hit on Saturday, redshirt senior Troy Beilsmith joined Evansville’s 200 Hit Club.

Beilsmith became the first Ace since Ryan Kaczmarski in 2016 and the 27th in program history to reach the mark.

Heading into the Championship, Beilsmith could climb up the all-time list needing just five hits to jump into the top 25.

VALPO BASEBALL: Valpo to Open MVC Tournament on Tuesday

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Valparaiso (14-33, 9-19 MVC)

at Missouri Valley Conference Tournament

Itchy Jones Stadium | Carbondale, Ill.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 7 p.m. CT vs. Missouri State (21-22, 11-13 MVC) – RHP Easton Rhodehouse

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 10 a.m. CT vs. DBU (33-15, 18-6 MVC)

Thursday, May 27, 2021, TBD

Friday, May 28, 2021, TBD

Saturday, May 29, 2021, 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (if nec.)

Next Up in Valpo Baseball: For the second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Valpo will match up with Missouri State in the opening round after the two teams completed the regular season against one another. Much like 2019, Valpo finished the regular year by incurring a road sweep at the paws of the Bears. Eighth-seeded Valpo will face off with fifth-seeded Missouri State for the fifth consecutive game on Tuesday, this time with the season on the line in a win-or-go-home round to begin the MVC Tournament. If Valpo prevails on Tuesday, it will advance to the double-elimination portion of the event and take on top-seeded DBU on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Last Time Out: Valpo was swept in a four-game weekend series at Missouri State, however all four games were close contests. Three of the four were decided by one run, and the other game saw Valpo hold the lead as late as the seventh inning. Parker Johnson held a team-high .333 batting average with three runs scored during the series, while Kyle Schmack posted a .308 mark. Valpo boasted strong pitching, particularly in the first and fourth games of the series, which were 2-1 defeats. Trent Turzenski delivered an eight-inning complete game and took a tough-luck loss in Saturday’s regular-season finale. He allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six, an effort that helped Valpo preserve the bullpen for Tuesday’s conference tournament opener.

On the Air: All games during the tournament will air on ESPN+. The conference broadcast teams for the event include Scott Warmann, Shane Dennis, Art Hains and Connor Onion. Links to live video and stats will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.

Series Notes – Missouri State: Valpo hopes to break through with its first-ever victory over Missouri State on Tuesday. The Brown & Gold hold an 0-13 mark in a series that dates back to 1985. The Bears ended Valpo’s season in 2019, as the teams met four straight games, three to close the regular season and one in the MVC Tournament. Valpo is hoping history will not repeat itself this week. The 10 MVC regular-season matchups have all gone Missouri State’s way, but eight of the 10 have been determined by two runs or fewer. Eleven of the 13 matchups have occurred since Valpo joined The Valley with the other two coming in 1985 and 1987 (and amazingly enough, current Missouri State head coach Keith Guttin was at the helm for those matchups, too). 

All-Time Record vs. Remainder of the Field

DBU: 3-13

Indiana State: 30-50-1

Bradley: 15-20

Illinois State: 12-24-1

Southern Illinois: 9-4

Evansville: 39-24

MIAMI TRACK: Seven RedHawks Head to NCAA East Regionals

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OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University track & field program’s seven postseason qualifiers are eying big performances as they take on the NCAA East Region Preliminary this upcoming weekend in Jacksonville, Florida.

Wednesday’s competition opener sees three of the RedHawks’ individual qualifiers in action. On the track, twins Sean Torpy and Christopher Torpy, along with Anthony Camerieri, kick-off Regionals in the men’s 1500m first round (6:30 p.m.). Sean Torpy returns to the track with Andrew Schroff and Finley Mclear for the 800m first-round (7:50 p.m.).

Olivia Bechtel highlights day two on Thursday, being the lone RedHawk competing on the second day with the first round of the 400m (7:25 p.m.) and the 200m (8:45 p.m.). Carmen Riano competes in her event on the final day of competition, with the semifinals of the 3000m steeplechase scheduled for 6:10 p.m. on Saturday. Should the track competitors advance, Bechtel will vie for a berth in the NCAA Outdoor Championships at 7:20 p.m. in the 400m quarterfinals on Saturday and at 8:10 p.m. for the 200m quarterfinals. At the same time, Torpy, Schroff, and Mclear aim to do likewise in the 800m quarterfinals at 7:35 p.m. on Friday. If both Torpy twins and Camerieri advance in the 1500m, they’ll jump on the track at 5:45 p.m. on Friday.

This group of RedHawk qualifiers combined to win five Mid-American Conference titles and break multiple school records during the 2020 outdoor campaign.

Sean Torpy won two individual titles at the MAC Outdoor Championships two weeks ago, and he is seeded 39th in the 800m (1:49.27) and 19th in the 1500m (3:42.27). Anthony Camerieri is slotted 26th in the 1500m (3:43.15), and Christopher Torpy is slotted in at 30th (3:43.29). Finley Mclear also achieved greatness at the MAC championships, winning the 800m. Mclear is seeded second in the 800m (1:46.51), with Sean Torpy seeded 31st (1:49.26)  and Andrew Schroff seeded 32nd (1:49.27).

Bechtel is the highest-seeded RedHawk with her time in the 400m seeded sixth (51.65). She captured her third MAC 400m title two weeks ago and has finished in the top three of every competition she has entered this season, as she aims for a trip to the national meet. She also is the MAC Champion in the 200m event and is slotted at 24th with a 23.41 second time. Carmen Riano has had a stellar first outdoor season of her collegiate career and qualified in the 3000m steeplechase, where she is seeded 43rd with a time of 10:19.78, which she recorded at the MAC Championships.

The top 12 finishers in their respective events advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from June 9-12. Live results will be available for free at the competition, while a subscription-based video stream is also available all weekend.

WRIGHT STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Wright State Men’s Basketball Adds C.J. Wilbourn

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DAYTON – Wright State head coach Scott Nagy has announced the addition of C.J. Wilbourn to join the Raider program.

Wilborn, a 6-7 forward-center, has three years of eligibility remaining and joins the Raiders from Horizon League foe Milwaukee.

“C.J. brings a big and physical presence to our program. We know he will be a great addition to our culture,” Nagy said. “He is an intelligent young man who is serious about everything he does both on and off the floor.”

A member of the Horizon League All-Freshman Team following the 2019-20 season, Wilbourn started 41 of his 45 games played over his two seasons in Milwaukee, averaging 4.4 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest as a freshman before 5.7 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest averages in 2020-21. He connected at a 48.1 percent clip shooting from the floor in 2019-20, a mark he upped to 50.8 percent last season.

A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Wilbourn was the conference co-Player of the Year and a first team selection his senior season at Normal Community High School on the way to being named an Illinois High School Association Second-Team All-State selection after scoring in double-figured in every game his senior season.

Wright State was 18-6 in 2020-21, clinching at least a share of the Horizon League regular season championship for the third consecutive season.

DAYTON BASEBALL: Marcos Pujols Named A-10 Player Of The Week

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference has released the final weekly baseball awards of the 2021 season, and junior Marcos Pujols has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for his performance against George Washington over the weekend. It marks the fifth time that a member of the Dayton baseball team has earned a weekly honor this season, and the first time for Pujols.

Against the Colonials, Pujols went 10-for-14, a .714 batting average, while driving in nine runs and scoring six runs in four games. On Thursday in the first game against George Washington, Pujols hit a home run out to right field. The junior would follow that up in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader with another home run and two more RBIs. Saturday marked the third straight day Pujols would homer, also driving in four runs and extending his team-high hitting streak to 15 straight games.

Pujols raised his batting average to .366, leading the team and third in the conference. The junior is up to 63 hits and 50 RBIs on the season, both of which rank in the top six in the Atlantic 10. The Dayton designated hitter has played in every game the Flyers have played this season and has started all but one and is tied for third on the team with six stolen bases.

The native of the Dominican Republic helped lead the team to a 4-0 record and the Flyers now sit at 22-25 overall. A 12-4 record in the Atlantic 10 put UD at the second-seed in the A-10 Championship this coming weekend. Dayton will play No. 3 Rhode Island in the opening round on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at VCU, the host of the championship.

The entire Atlantic 10 Championship will be broadcast on ESPN+ and tickets are available and pods will be used to ensure social distancing protocols are met. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the VCU ticket office at 804-828-RAMS or online.

CINCINNATI BASEBALL: Baseball Opens AAC Championship With UCF Tuesday

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team returns to Clearwater, Florida for the 2021 American Athletic Conference Championship at BayCare Ballpark.

The No. 4 seeded Bearcats open up with No. 5 UCF on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET and are the defending tournament champions, having taken home the trophy in 2019.

All AAC Championship games will air on ESPN+ with Sunday’s championship finale set to air on ESPNews.

SERIES BUSINESS

The teams split their season series 2-2 with UCF holding a 13-8 lead in the all-time ledger. Tuesday marks their third meeting in AAC Championship play with an even 1-1 mark.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Eight-team double elimination modified College World Series format. The teams advancing out of each group will play a single-elimination championship game on Sunday, May 30.

Group A: = Seeds #1, #4, #5 and #8 • Group B: Seeds #2, #3, #6 and #7

Tuesday, May 25 | ESPN+

Game 1: No. 5 UCF vs. No. 4 Cincinnati | 9 a.m.

ESPN+ | Live Stats

Visit AAC Baseball Championship Central for more information.

ABOUT THE BEARCATS

UC is 29-24 and closed the regular season with a four-game sweep of Tulane at UC Baseball Stadium.

As a team, UC is hitting at a .284 clip with an AAC-leading 95 doubles and double-digit hits in 30 games.

On the mound, UC has a team ERA of 5.56 with 424 strikeouts over 253 walks.

YOU LOOK FAMILIAR …

UC hitting coach Kyle Sprague was at UCF from 2014-15, working with the outfielders and coaching first base as the Knights ascended to No. 6 in the nation in 2015.

UCF Head Coach Greg Lovelady was at Wright State from 2005-16, serving as an assistant (2005-06), associate head coach (2007-13) and head coach (2014-16).

UCF assistant Ted Tom was at UC from 2015-17, serving as director of operations (2015), assistant coach (2016-17) and UC’s interim head coach at the close of 2017.

UCF pitching coach Nick Otte spent nine seasons at Xavier from 2010-18, serving on UC Head Coach Scott Googins’ staff for eight of his nine seasons across town.

SENIOR SALUTE

UC honored its senior class prior to Saturday’s matchup with the Pirates, including: Joey Bellini, Dondrae Bremner, Jake Hansen, Tanner Holen, Dean McCarthy, Jace Mercer, Jake Meyer, Nate Moore, Jake Murray, Eric Santiago, Garrett Schoenle, Wyatt Stapp, Jalen Wade and student managers Michael DeLong and Jake Swearingen.

WRAPPING UP WEEKLY HONORS

Cole Harting was named the AAC Player of the Week while pitcher Evan Shawver earned a spot on the honor roll following.UC’s four-game sweep of Tulane at UC Baseball Stadium.

Harting hit .556 and slugged 1.167 for the week, getting 10 hits, scoring eight runs with three doubles, two home runs, a triple and a pair of stolen bases.

Shawver got the win on Friday in an 11-1, seven-inning victory over the Green Wave. He threw 90 pitches in a six-inning outing, striking out eight and giving up one run on two hits. He notched career K 150 during the game and moved to 3-1 on the year.

FIVE BEARCATS EARN ALL-AAC NOD

Five UC baseball student-athletes earned All-AAC honors as the league announced its postseason awards ahead of the AAC Tournament in Clearwater, Florida.

Outfielder Paul Komistek and pitcher Garrett Schoenle earned first-team accolades while shortstop Joey Bellini, second baseman Jace Mercer and designated hitter Griffin Merritt were tabbed for second-team honors.

UC’s five honorees are the most since joining the AAC in 2014. Cincinnati finished the regular season at 29-24, 18-14 in AAC play giving their Bearcats an over .500 finish in regular-season games for the first time since 2011.

Bellini started 51 games at shortstop, teaming with Mercer to help UC lead the AAC with double plays. Bellini batted .311 in AAC games and finished with 66 hits including 11 doubles, a triple and three home runs.

Komistek led the team with a .353 batting average, including 54 hits, 10 doubles, seven home runs, 21 walks and 39 RBIs. He belted five of his homers in league play and scored 28 runs.

Mercer hit .352 on the year and .391 in AAC play. His 22 stolen bases were the most on the team. He led the team in slugging percentage (.563), total bases (112), hits (70) and tied for the team lead in walks (26). He also teamed with Bellini to help UC lead the American in double plays (49).

Merritt tied for the team lead with 10 home runs and compiled a .278 average with 50 hits, including 10 doubles and two triples. He walked 22 times and stole five bases.

Schoenle finished the regular season at 6-3 with a 3.97 earned run average. He was named AAC Pitcher of the Week on April 26 and earned AAC Honor Roll on three occasions. He made 14 starts, throwing 70.1 innings with 82 strikeouts over 22 walks. He threw his first career complete game at Houston on May 7.

MILESTONE WATCH

Jace Mercer has 61 career stolen bases and is tied for fifth all time with Troy Muckerheide (1992-95). He needs two to tie Josh Harrison (2006-08) for fourth and eight to match Connor McVey (2014-18) for third (69). Mercer also needs four hits for 200 in his career and needs an RBIs for 100.

Eric Santiago has 218 hits and needs 2 to tie for 10th all-time at 220 hits. He also needs six doubles for 50, which would put him at ninth all time. 46 is 10th.

Wyatt Stapp is seven hits from 150 and 20 RBIs from 100.

TURN IT UP!

The Cincinnati infield has turned an AAC-best 49 doubles plays this season and trails Arizona State (52) and Auburn (50) nationally. UC is second in the AAC in fielding percentage at .978.

DOUBLING THE HIT PARADE

UC leads the American in both hits (524) and doubles (95).

GOING, GOING, GONE

The Bearcats have belted 63 home runs thus far in 2021, third in the American behind ECU (66) and UCF (65).

Cole Harting and Griffin Merritt both hit 10, while Jace Mercer has nine and Paul Komistek and Eric Santiago have seven.

Merritt has hit eight of his 10 homers against AAC foes.

UC is 16-4 in 20 games this season when hitting two or more home runs and 21-10 when hitting a home run in a game.

UC has seven players with five or more homers this season.

A LEAGUE-PLAY REVIVAL

Ryan Nicholson has overcome a slow start and has his hit .343 in AAC play. His 26 walks are tied with Jace Mercer for the UC lead.

DUAL ROLES FOR MCCARTHY

LHP Dean McCarthy has split time as a starter and reliever this season, making 17 appearances in 2021.

The grad transfer from Elon made seven starts to open the campaign but his last nine trips have been out of the bullpen.

He has pitched 60 innings, going 4-3 with three saves.

COVERING ALL THE BASES

Senior 3B Eric Santiago has played 225 games played for the Bearcats, covering every field position and designated hitter.

He pitched to one batter in the final game of the Tulane series, walking him on four pitches, his first trip to the mound.

He’s made the most appearances at third base, totaling 125 entering the AAC Tournament.

The position he’s made the fewest appearances at? Catcher, with just the ninth inning against UCF at UCBS on May 12, 2017.

His 225 career games played is tied for fifth all-time at UC.

LET’S. GET. ACADEMIC!

UC had a 3.359 spring 2021 GPA with nine TOP CATS (4.0 GPA), 24 on the Dean’s List (3.4+) and 33 on the Bearcats Honor Roll.

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CINCINNATI BASEBALL: Baseball Places Five On All-AAC Teams

(BEARCATS RELEASE)

CINCINNATI – Five University of Cincinnati baseball student-athletes earned All-American Athletic Conference honors Monday as the league announced its postseason awards ahead of the AAC Tournament in Clearwater, Florida this week.

Outfielder Paul Komistek and pitcher Garrett Schoenle earned first-team accolades while shortstop Joey Bellini, second baseman Jace Mercer and designated hitter Griffin Merritt were tabbed for second-team honors.

UC’s five honorees are the most since joining the AAC in 2014. Cincinnati finished the regular season at 29-24, 18-14 in AAC play giving their Bearcats an over .500 finish in regular-season games for the first time since 2011.

Bellini started 51 games at shortstop, teaming with Mercer to help UC lead the AAC with double plays. Bellini batted .311 in AAC games and finished with 66 hits including 11 doubles, a triple and three home runs.

Komistek led the team with a .353 batting average, including 54 hits, 10 doubles, seven home runs, 21 walks and 39 RBIs. He belted five of his homers in league play and scored 28 runs.

Mercer hit .352 on the year and .391 in AAC play. His 22 stolen bases were the most on the team. He led the team in slugging percentage (.563), total bases (112), hits (70) and tied for the team lead in walks (26). He also teamed with Bellini to help UC lead the American in double plays (49).

Merritt tied for the team lead with 10 home runs and compiled a .278 average with 50 hits, including 10 doubles and two triples. He walked 22 times and stole five bases.

Schoenle finished the regular season at 6-3 with a 3.97 earned run average. He was named AAC Pitcher of the Week on April 26 and earned AAC Honor Roll on three occasions. He made 14 starts, throwing 70.1 innings with 82 strikeouts over 22 walks. He threw his first career complete game in a win at Houston on May 7.

2021 AAC BASEBALL AWARDS

FIRST-TEAM ALL-AAC

• Garrett Schoenle, Sr., SP

• Paul Komistek, Jr., OF

SECOND-TEAM ALL-AAC

• Jace Mercer, Gr., 2B

• Joey Bellini, Gr., SS

• Griffin Merritt, Jr., DH

UP NEXT

The Bearcats earned the No. 4 seed in next week’s AAC Tournament and will face No. 5 UCF at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday in Clearwater, Florida. The teams will meet at BayCare Ballpark in a game televised by ESPN+ with live stats on BearcatStats.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 25 | ESPN+

Game 1: No. 5 UCF vs. No. 4 Cincinnati | 9 a.m. ET

Game 2: No. 8 Memphis vs. No. 1 East Carolina | 47 minutes following Game 1

Game 3: No. 7 Houston vs. No. 2 Tulane | 4 p.m. ET

Game 4: No. 6 South Florida vs. No. 3 Wichita State | 47 minutes following Game 2

Visit AAC Baseball Championship Central for more information.

MARIAN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: MARIAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES STEVE BROOKS AS HEAD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH

(MARIAN RELEASE)

NDIANAPOLIS – Two-time NAIA national championship winning coach Steve Brooks will be named Marian University’s ninth head women’s basketball coach, Director of Athletics Steve Downing announced today.

STEVE BROOKS INTRODUCTORY PRESS CONFERENCE

Brooks brings a deep NAIA coaching background to Marian University, entering his 22nd season as a women’s basketball head coach. Brooks has a career record of 567-163 and is the sixth active winningest head coach in the NAIA. Twice a national champion while at Indiana Wesleyan University, Brooks was named WBCA/NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2012.

“Coach Brooks’ record speaks for itself,” said Steve Downing. “He knows something about winning, and that’s why he’s a great fit for Marian University. We’re excited to have him here, and I look forward to him bringing his history of excellence to the championship culture that exists within this program.”

Prior to Marian, Brooks served as the head coach at the University of Saint Francis (Ill.) from 2017-2021, leading the Fighting Saints to 98 wins in four seasons. While there, USF reached the NAIA national tournament every season, advancing to the quarterfinal in 2018, and reaching the round of 16 on three occasions. Brooks led the Fighting Saints to a third place finish or better in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference each year, with USF claiming the CCAC regular season championship and a #17 NAIA Division II ranking in the 2018-19 season. In the 2019-20 season, Brooks led USF to a CCAC conference tournament championship, 18-2 CCAC regular season record, and #8 national ranking. Brooks was named CCAC Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2021. USF produced six NAIA All-Americans, 17 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, nine CCAC All-Conference selections, and one CCAC Player of the Year under his leadership.

At Indiana Wesleyan University, Brooks and the Wildcats won the NAIA Division II national championship in 2007 and 2013. The 2007 team recorded a perfect 38-0 record, becoming the only team in NAIA Women’s Basketball Division II history to do so. The Wildcats won 56 consecutive games from 2007-2008, holding the #1 national ranking for a NAIA DII record 37 weeks. He was named WBCA/NAIA National Coach of the Year twice, in 2007 and 2012.

Indiana Wesleyan racked up 10 Crossroads League/Mid-Central Conference regular season championships and six tournament titles with Brooks at the helm, reaching the NAIA national tournament in 14 consecutive seasons. Brooks’ success in the Crossroads League during his time at IWU went unmatched, as he recorded a 212-61 record against conference foes, and was named CL/MCC Coach of the Year seven times. There, Brooks coached 15 NAIA All-Americans, 22 NAIA Scholar-Athletes, and 25 all-conference players.

Brooks coached on the men’s side as an assistant at Taylor University (1983-86, 1993-99) and head coach at Houghton College in New York (1986-93). He also served as Taylor University’s Assistant Athletic Director (1993-96, 1997-99) and Interim Athletic Director (1996-97). Brooks graduated from Taylor University in 1980.

Brooks will inherit a Marian team that is coming off of a 27-6 record and 16-0 mark in Crossroads League play, with the Knights having won their sixth consecutive Crossroads League regular season championship. Marian has reached the NAIA tournament in each of the last seven seasons, winning back to back NAIA Division II National Championships in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The Knights have won 27 games or more in each of the last seven seasons, and have won 30 or more games four times.

IUE WOMEN’S GOLF: WOMEN’S GOLF: NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

(IUE RELEASE)

Jo Wisecup will represent Indiana University East at this week’s NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in Oklahoma.

The 72-hole stroke play event tees off May 25 at Rose Creek Golf Course near Oklahoma City.

Wisecup will tee off from No. 10 at 10:30 a.m. (IU East time) on May 25. She is in the final group of the morning wave on No. 10.

Wisecup will start on No. 1 at 3:30 p.m. (IU East time) on May 26. She is part of the last group to tee off from No. 1 in the second round.

The field will be cut to the top 17 teams and top 40 individuals (including ties) for the final two rounds, scheduled for May 27 and May 28.

Rose Creek Golf Course is located at 17031 North May Avenue in Edmond, Okla., on the northern outskirts of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma is on Central time.

Live scoring is scheduled to be available.

Monitor iueredwolves.com for daily recaps and results.

IU EAST STORYLINES

* IU East is being represented at the national tournament for the fourth time in the past five years.

* Wisecup is one of eight individual qualifiers in the 156-player field.

* Wisecup qualified for the national tournament for the first time by winning the River States Conference Championship in late April with a 54-hole school-record score of 226.

* Wisecup enters the national tournament with a spring 18-hole average of 80.15. She has posted scores in the 70s in three of her last five rounds, and she has won two of her last four starts.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1901       During a fluke snowstorm in Cleveland, Ted Lewis becomes the first Boston American (Red Sox) hurler to throw a shutout when he blanks the Tribe at League Park, 5-0. The 28 year-old right-hander from Wales will become better known later in life as the president of Massachusetts State College and the University of New Hampshire.

1903       The entire Schenectady Frog Alleys squad is arraigned for playing baseball on a Sunday after hosting the Albany Senators yesterday in a New York State League contest played at Island Park. When the jury acquits Captain Ben Ellis, who was the plaintiff of a test case for the Class D team’s charges, county officials discharged the detained players for violating blue laws.

1906       The Americans (Red Sox) halt a twenty-game losing streak, with 19 of the losses occurring at home, when Jesse Tannehill goes the distance, blanking Chicago at the Huntington Avenue Grounds, 3-0. Boston will finish the season in last place in the American League with a woeful 49-105 record.

1910       In the nightcap of a twin bill in Chicago, Jack Coombs’ scoreless streak ends at 53 innings during a 5-2 loss in a game shortened by darkness. The A’s right-hander will throw 13 shutouts in 38 games he starts and will finish the season with a 31-9 record and an ERA of 1.30.

1917       At League Park, the Indians, trailing 5-0 at the start of the bottom of the ninth, comeback to beat the Yankees, 6-5. After Tris Speaker steals home on an 0-2 count to tie the score, New York hurler Alan Russell throws next pitch to the backstop, plating Bill Wambsganss with the winning run in Cleveland’s incredible walk-off victory.

1919       Casey Stengel, traded by the Dodgers in the off-season to the Pirates, calls time and steps out of the batter’s box to give the razzing Ebbets Field fans the ‘bird.’ The Pittsburgh right fielder doffs his hat, allowing a sparrow to fly out, much to the amazement and amusement of the fans.

1922       After being called out for trying to stretch a single into a double, Babe Ruth throws dirt the umpire’s eye, goes after a heckler in the stands, and finishes his tirade by standing on the dugout roof calling the crowd “yellow” cowards. These actions will result in a one-game suspension and a $200 fine and will cost the ‘Bambino’ his Yankee captaincy, a position he has held for less than a week.

1923       Crossing the plate for the 1,741st time, Ty Cobb surpasses Honus Wagner’s record for most runs scored in a career. The ‘Georgia Peach’ will tally 2,245 runs during his 24-year tenure in the major leagues, a mark stands until 2001 when Rickey Henderson breaks the record.

1935       At Forbes Field, Boston Braves outfielder Babe Ruth hits three homers and a single in an 11-7 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The ‘Sultan of Swat’s’ seventh-inning solo shot off Gary Bush, a blast that clears the ballpark’s roof, will be the Bambino’s 714th and final home run.

1937       Future Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane’s career ends after Yankee hurler Bump Hadley beans him with a 3-1 inside fastball. Near-death at first, the Tiger catcher/manager will spend six weeks in the hospital and will return to the team only as its skipper.

1941       In a 10-3 victory over New York at Yankee Stadium, Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams goes 4-for-5 to raise his batting average to over .400 for the first time this season. The ‘Splendid Splinter’ will finish the campaign batting .406.

1945       Leon Culberson completes a rare unassisted double play in the Red Sox’ 5-0 loss to St. Louis at Fenway Park. After making a running catch of a short fly to center, the Boston outfielder races into the infield and steps on second base to double up Vern Stephens.

1951       At Shibe Park, the much-heralded Giant rookie Willie Mays makes his major league debut against the Phillies. The 20 year-old outfielder, who hit .477 in 35 games with the Minneapolis Millers before being called up, goes hitless in five trips to the plate but makes two outstanding defensive plays to contribute to New York’s 8-5 victory.

1953       En route to a 10-3 Braves victory over Cincinnati at County Stadium, Max Surkont establishes a major league record by striking out eight consecutive batters, a feat not matched until future Hall of Famer Tom Seaver mows down ten straight San Diego hitters in 1970. After his streak reaches seven, the Milwaukee moundsman endures a thirty-five-minute rain delay before getting Andy Seminick, leading off in the fifth inning, to look at a third strike to set the mark.

1960       At Busch Stadium, George Crowe’s two-out ninth-inning pinch-hit home run to deep right field gives the Cardinals a 5-3 walk-off victory over Milwaukee. The round-tripper is “Big George’s” major league-leading 11th career homer coming off the bench, breaking the mark he shared with Smoky Burgess and Gus Zernial when the season began.

1968       Tigers right fielder Al Kaline suffers a broken arm when struck by a pitch thrown by Lew Krausse in the top of the sixth inning in team’s 2-1 victory over the A’s at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The 33 year-old future Hall of Famer will miss 37 games for the eventual World Champions.

1979       When Pirates left fielder Bill Robinson loses Joel Youngblood’s ball in the Shea Stadium outfield mist, the umpires stop play. Due to the fog, the 11-inning contest ends after a 73-minute delay in a 3-3 tie.

1981       Joining Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, and Hank Aaron, Carl Yastrzemski becomes the fourth major leaguer to appear in 3,000 games. Yaz makes it memorable by scoring the winning run in the Red Sox’ 8-7 victory over Cleveland at Fenway Park.

1982       Future Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins reaches the 3,000 strikeout plateau when he whiffs Gary Templeton in the third frame of the Cubs’ 2-1 loss to San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium. Next season, the 39 year-old Canadian-born right-hander will finish his 19-year major league career with a total of 3,192 K’s in 4,500.2 innings.

1983       In the third inning of an eventual 6-0 loss to the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Pirates’ starter Jim Bibby (4) and reliever Jim Winn (3) combine to walk seven consecutive batters to tie a major league mark. In 1909, Senators’ southpaw hurler Dolly Gray, who will win only 15 games of his 66 career decisions during his three big league seasons, established the dubious record in his rookie year.

1989       The Mariners trade their ace, Mark Langston, along with minor leaguer Mike Campbell to the Expos for Brian Holman, Gene Harris, and 6′ 10″ southpaw Randy Johnson. The left-handed ‘Big Unit’ will become a mainstay in Seattle’s rotation for a decade, compiling a 130-74 (.637) record, and next season will throw the first no-hitter in franchise history.

1998       Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 25 home runs before June 1 when he connects of John Thomson in the bottom of the first frame for team’s lone run in the team’s 6-1 loss to the Rockies at Busch Stadium. Last season, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. hit 24 home runs before the start of the sixth month.

1999       The Diamondbacks tie a 68 year-old major league record when their catcher, Damian Miller, starts three double plays. Arizona’s 3-2 victory over San Diego at Bank One Ballpark also features two 100-mph pitches thrown by southpaw Randy Johnson.

2000       The Devil Rays release 35 year-old Dwight Gooden (2-3, 6.63), after acquiring the 1985 Cy Young Award winner from the Astros on April 13th for cash considerations, allowing the right-hander to pitch for his hometown team. Next month, Doc signs as a free agent with the Yankees, posting a 4-2 record for the Bronx Bombers in the final season of his 16-year tenure in the major leagues.

2001       At Fenway Park, Hideo Nomo strikes out 14 en route to a 4-0 one-hitter against Toronto. The 32 year-old Japanese right-hander faces one batter over the minimum of 27, yielding a leadoff double to Shannon Stewart in the fourth inning.

2001       Kerry Wood gives up only one hit, a seventh-inning leadoff single to Mark Loretta, in the Cubs’ 1-0 victory over Milwaukee. The 24 year-old right-hander strikes out 14 batters in the Wrigley Field gem.

2002       With four homers on Thursday (5/23), one on Friday (5/24), and two more on Saturday (5/25), Shawn Green becomes the first major leaguer to hit seven round-trippers in three games. The Dodger outfielder’s nine big flies in a week also break a National League record, established by Ralph Kiner with eight and tied by Ted Kluszewski and Nate Colbert.

2002       Getting his 3,509th K, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson passes Walter Johnson to become seventh on the all-time career strikeout list. After fanning Shawn Green in the first to catch the ‘Big Train,’ Dodger outfielder Brian Jordan swings and misses a 2-2 pitch in the second inning to become the ‘Big Unit’s’ historical victim.

2002       The YES cable network hires former major league pitcher David Cone as a part-time television analyst. The assignment also includes serving as a studio analyst on selected pregame and postgame shows, covering five games for the Staten Island Yankees (Class A) and being a WCBS announcer for the June 14 Yankees-Mets game.

2003       Buddy Groom throws two-thirds of a scoreless eighth inning in the Orioles’ 13-10 victory over Texas at The Ballpark in Arlington. The outing is the 38 year-old southpaw’s 638th major league contest with zero plate appearances, surpassing Bob Stanley’s mark for the most games pitched without coming to bat.

2005       In a game against the Orioles, the Mariners starting battery consists of a pair of veterans when southpaw Jamie Moyer and backstop Pat Borders appear in the same lineup. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the ages of the players marks the first time in major league history that the starting pitcher and catcher for a team has consisted of two players 42 years or older.

2006       At Tokyo’s Jingu Stadium, California-born Rick Guttormson becomes the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in interleague play in Japan. The former Padres minor league pitcher of the year holds the Golden Eagles hitless as the Yakult Swallows beat Rakuten, 6-0.

2006       After having a 6-0 lead over the Tigers in the first inning, the Royals lose, 13-8, when the bullpen gives up eight runs in the last two innings. The defeat is the 13th consecutive loss for Kansas City.

2007       Mark Reynolds, batting cleanup for the first time in his brief career, goes 5-for-5 in the Diamondbacks’ 13-3 victory over the Astros. The Arizona Rookie third baseman falls a double shy of the cycle, hitting a home run in his last at-bat, which barely clears the right-field fence at Chase Field.

2008       Former major league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez is killed by lightning standing on a dock in western Venezuela. The 33 year-old pitcher, who was signed by the Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1991, also hurled for the Devil Rays, Red Sox, Mets, and Brewers before being released by Milwaukee in 2006.

2009       The Indians, trailing by ten runs in the fourth, rally to beat the Rays, 11-10. Victor Martinez’s walk-off, two-out, two-run single off Jason Isringhausen in the bottom of the seven-run ninth inning puts the finishing touch on the incredible comeback at Progressive Field.

2011       Paul Splittorff, the winningest pitcher in Royals history, dies at the age of 64 of complications from skin cancer. The likable left-hander became a popular broadcaster for the team, serving as an analyst for the FOX Sports affiliate in Kansas City.

2011       Jo-Jo Reyes makes his 28th straight start without recording a victory, tying the major league record shared by Cliff Curtis (1910-11, Braves, Cubs, Phillies) and Matt Keough (1978-79, A’s). The Blue Jays southpaw, who leaves the game trailing 5-0 to the Yankees after just three innings of work, hasn’t won a start since June 13, 2008.

2011       In the 12th inning of an eventual 7-6 loss to Florida, the Giants lose catcher Buster Posey for the season as a result of a brutal collision at home plate with Scott Cousins, who scores the go-ahead run. An MRI will confirm last season’s Rookie of the Year has a fractured left fibula and three torn ligaments in his left ankle and will need season-ending surgery to repair the damage.

2011       Yankee closer Mariano Rivera becomes the first pitcher to appear in 1,000 games for the same team. The 41 year-old Panamanian right-hander, who has compiled 572 saves and 75 wins during his 17 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, is closing in on the all-time saves record established by Trevor Hoffman with 601.

2013       Angel Pagan becomes the first Giant to hit a walk-off, inside-the-park home run since Bill Terry accomplished the feat at the Polo Grounds in 1931. The center fielder’s tenth-inning, two-run round-tripper gives San Francisco a dramatic 6-5 victory over Colorado.

2015       Jeremy Guthrie becomes the second starter since 1914 to give up 11 earned runs without recording at least one out in the second inning when he gives up nine hits, including four homers, and issues four walks in the Royals’ 14-1 loss to New York at Yankee Stadium. In 2007, Astros right-hander Jason Jennings allowed 11 earned runs while lasting just two-thirds in a contest against the Padres at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.

2017       Drew Pomeranz, who whiffs 11 batters in six innings, and four relievers tie a major league record, combining to strike out 20 batters in the Red Sox’s 6-2 win over the Rangers at Fenway Park. After Nomar Mazara strikes out but reaches first base on the strike-three wild pitch, Boston’s closer Craig Kimberly proceeds to mow down the next three hitters, two swinging and one looking, to record four strikeouts in the final frame to equal the mark.

2019       En route to their 19–4 blowout of the Blue Jays, the Padres hit a franchise-record seven home runs, breaking their previous mark of six established in 1998 against the Reds Cinergy Field. The Rogers Centre contest, which the Friars scored multiple runs in seven different innings, features Wil Myers (2), Hunter Renfroe (2), Ian Kindler, Eric Hosmer, and Austin Hedges also going deep to set the new team standard.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay3019.61211 – 1219 – 714 – 82 – 19 – 910 – 0W 11
Boston2919.6040.513 – 1216 – 712 – 67 – 46 – 87 – 3L 1
NY Yankees2819.596114 – 914 – 1011 – 149 – 15 – 28 – 2W 6
Toronto2323.5005.510 – 1113 – 128 – 101 – 35 – 83 – 7L 6
Baltimore1730.362126 – 1811 – 128 – 150 – 18 – 81 – 9L 7
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox2719.58715 – 812 – 112 – 517 – 96 – 45 – 5W 1
Cleveland2520.5561.511 – 914 – 111 – 317 – 103 – 44 – 6W 1
Kansas City2223.4894.512 – 1310 – 104 – 311 – 174 – 26 – 4W 2
Detroit1829.3839.59 – 139 – 161 – 59 – 166 – 45 – 5L 3
Minnesota1829.3839.59 – 159 – 142 – 39 – 114 – 125 – 5W 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland2821.57114 – 1414 – 711 – 99 – 15 – 95 – 5L 2
Houston2621.553115 – 911 – 125 – 40 – 321 – 126 – 4L 3
Seattle2226.4585.512 – 1210 – 146 – 56 – 77 – 74 – 6W 1
Texas2227.449613 – 139 – 1410 – 84 – 68 – 84 – 6W 3
LA Angels2027.426711 – 149 – 133 – 77 – 68 – 134 – 6W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets2120.51211 – 510 – 1512 – 82 – 55 – 23 – 7L 3
Atlanta2324.489113 – 1410 – 1011 – 1110 – 41 – 26 – 4W 3
Miami2324.489111 – 1012 – 149 – 73 – 69 – 86 – 4W 3
Philadelphia2325.4791.515 – 108 – 1511 – 148 – 32 – 43 – 7L 1
Washington2023.465212 – 108 – 136 – 95 – 54 – 66 – 4W 3
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis2621.55315 – 1011 – 1110 – 1013 – 73 – 34 – 6L 2
Chi Cubs2422.5221.516 – 98 – 138 – 611 – 133 – 07 – 3W 1
Milwaukee2423.511211 – 1213 – 114 – 912 – 97 – 14 – 6W 3
Cincinnati2025.444511 – 139 – 120 – 010 – 86 – 143 – 7L 2
Pittsburgh1828.3917.58 – 1110 – 171 – 37 – 165 – 63 – 7L 3
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Diego3018.62518 – 1012 – 80 – 07 – 717 – 119 – 1L 1
LA Dodgers2918.6170.516 – 613 – 125 – 12 – 816 – 59 – 1W 7
San Francisco2819.5961.514 – 714 – 126 – 48 – 311 – 105 – 5L 3
Colorado1929.3961116 – 123 – 174 – 32 – 511 – 215 – 5W 4
Arizona1830.375129 – 99 – 217 – 135 – 16 – 141 – 9L 8

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England32105322-0-00-1-07
New York City FC32018261-0-01-0-16
Orlando City SC31204131-1-00-1-05
CF Montreal31206421-1-00-1-05
Atlanta31114311-0-00-1-14
Inter Miami CF31114400-0-11-1-04
New York31025501-0-10-0-13
D.C.310236-31-0-00-0-23
Nashville SC30304400-3-00-0-03
Columbus20200000-1-00-1-02
Toronto FC201146-20-1-00-0-11
Philadelphia301214-30-0-20-1-01
Chicago301237-40-1-00-0-21
FC Cincinnati3012210-80-0-00-1-21
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle32108172-0-00-1-07
San Jose32018442-0-00-0-16
Real Salt Lake22005231-0-01-0-06
Austin32014310-0-02-0-16
Los Angeles320167-11-0-01-0-16
Los Angeles FC31204221-1-00-1-05
FC Dallas31115411-1-00-0-14
Houston31114401-1-00-0-14
Vancouver31113301-0-10-1-04
Sporting KC311145-10-1-01-0-14
Colorado311123-10-0-11-1-04
Portland310236-31-0-00-0-23
Minnesota300317-60-0-20-0-10