HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA

ANDERSON 13 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0

MCCUTCHEON 10 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0

WAPAHANI 7 HAGERSTOWN 0

NEW CASTLE 7 LAPEL 6

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA

KOKOMO 12 WESTERN 11

DELTA 13 MUNCIE CENTRAL 0

TRI 12 WINCHESTER2

GREENFIELD 9 NEW CASTLE 3

FRANKLIN COUNTY 7 RUSHVILLE 4

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS

CENTERVILLE 4 UNION COUNTY 1

FRANKLIN COUNTY 3 LINCOLN 2

NORTHEASTERN 3 UNION CITY 2

HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Richmond 171 Franklin County 180 and Rushville 191 Medalist: Alex Brown 40.

Carson LaFuse 43

Sam Reising 45

Jack Weber 43

Jackson Cornett 46

Union City 187 Centerville 207

Medalist: Union City, Jacob Jeffries with a 41.

4A

1)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 17-1 (158)

2)WESTFIELD H.S. 12-1 (136

)3)CENTER GROVE H.S. 14-1 (116)

4)CASTLE H.S. 14-1 (108)

5)CARMEL H.S. 15-1 (106)

6)MCCUTCHEON H.S. 14-2 (64)

7)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 16-3 (54)

8)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 11-4 (40)

9)HOMESTEAD H.S. 14-3 (34)

10)NEW ALBANY H.S. 13-3 (26)

Receiving Votes:

Andrean H.S., Bedford N.L. H.S., Carroll (Fort Wayne H.S., Floyd Central H.S., Indpls Cathedral H.S., Laporte H.S.,

3A

1)HANOVER CENTRAL H.S. 14-1 (176)

2)LEO H.S. 14-1 (144)

3)LEBANON H.S. 10-2 (132)

4)WESTERN H.S. 11-4 (106)

5)WEST VIGO H.S. 11-4 (94)

6)PERU H.S. 12-2 (72)

7)SILVER CREEK H.S. 9-5 (52)

8)BATESVILLE H.S. 12-4 (36)

9)OAK HILL H.S. 13-3 (34)

10)MADISON H.S. 14-6 (28)

Receiving Votes:

Boonville H.S., Brebeuf H.S., Connersville H.S., Danville H.S., Edgewood H.S., Evans. Memorial H.S., F.W. Dwenger H.S., Franklin County H.S., Greencastle H.S., Mishawaka Marian H.S., South Bend St.Joe H.S., Southridge H.S.,

2A

1)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 15-1 (138)

2)WAPAHANI H.S. 14-1 (128)

3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 14-3 (108)

4)CASCADE H.S. 15-1 (102)

5)CENTERVILLE H.S. 13-2 (72)

6)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 13-4 (56)

7)SOUTH ADAMS H.S. 11-4 (48)

8)CARROLL(FLORA) H.S. 11-2 (46)

9)CLINTON PRAIRIE H.S. 10-3 (32)

10)SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (HANOVER) 11-3 (14)

Receiving Votes:

Adams Central H.S., Delphi H.S., Eastern (Greentown) H.S., Eastside H.S., Evans. Mater Dei H.S., Perry Central H.S.,

1A

1)OLDENBURG ACADEMY 8-3 (122)

2)SHAKAMAK H.S. 9-3 (106)

3)ROSSVILLE H.S. 10-4 (98)

4)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 10-5 (76)

5)SOUTHWESTERN H.S.(SHELBYVILLE) 9-4 (74)

6)RIVERTON PARKE H.S. 9-6 (58)

6)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 8-4 (58)

8)SOUTHWOOD H.S. 9-2 (54)

9)HAUSER H.S. 11-5 (42)

10)NORTH DAVIESS H.S. 8-5 (40)

Receiving Votes:

Barr-Reeve H.S., Bloomfield H.S., F.W. Blackhawk Christian H.S., Fremont H.S., Kouts H.S., North Daviess H.S., Northeast Dubois H.S., South Central H.S. (Union Mills), Tecumseh H.S., Wes-Del H.S.,

INDIANA SOFTBALL POLLS

4ANew Palestine High School175
4ALake Central High School171
4ARoncalli High School150
4AMooresville HIgh School147
4ACrown Point High School124
4ACenter Grove High School100
4AShelbyville High School99
4ABedford North Lawrence High School92
4ADecatur Central High School91
4AJasper High School58
4AFranklin Central High School45
4ABrownsburg High School29
4AMunster High School25
4ANoblesville High School23
4APendleton Heights High School22
4AMt. Vernon (Fortville) High School19
4APenn High School15
4AFranklin Community High School11
4AEast Central High School10
4ANorthridge High School10
4ACastle High School9
4AColumbus North High School5
4ACarmel High School4
4AFloyd Central High School3
4AAvon High School2
4AHamilton Southeastern High School1

3ADanville Community High School88
3AEdgewood High School79
3AGuerin Catholic High School76
3AYorktown High School70
3ABenton Central High School57
3ATri-West Hendricks High School51
3ASouth Bend St. Joseph’s High School45
3AFrankfort High School31
3ANorthwestern High School27
3AWest Noble High School26
3AKankakee Valley High School20
3ABeech Grove High School19
3ABellmont High School15
3AFort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School15
3ANorthview High School14
3AIndianapolis Bishop Chatard High School14
3AIndianapolis Cathedral High School13
3AMt. Vernon High School10
3ANorthwood High School6
3AIndianapolis Cardinal Ritter6
3ACorydon Central High School5
3AScottsburg High School5
3ANorwell High School5
3APike Central High School3
3AConnersville High School2
3ASouth Bend Clay High School2
3ABoonville High School1

2ATecumseh High School71
2AUnion County High School69
2APioneer High School66
2ANorth Posey High School47
2AEastern (Greentown) High School47
2ABoone Grove High School37
2AEastern Hancock High School35
2AAlexandria Monroe High School31
2AEvansville Mater Dei High School27
2ASouth Vermillion High School20
2AWinamac Community High School18
2ADelphi Community High School16
2AFairfield High School16
2AHebron15
2AFrankton High School15
2ASullivan High School10
2ASpeedway High School10
2ATipton High School10
2AAdams Central High School9
2AWhitko High School7
2AAndrean High School6
2ASwitzerland County High School4
2ALewis Cass High School4
2AWestern Boone High School3
2ATell City High School3
2AIndianapolis Scecina Memorial High School2
2ATippecanoe Valley High School1
2ANorth Judson-San Pierre H. S.1

1ALoogootee High School42
1ACaston High School41
1ASouth Central (Union Mills) High School40
1ALanesville High School38
1AClay City High School30
1ATri High School28
1AWest Central High School25
1AHauser25
1ANorth Miami High School21
1ANorth Daviess High School18
1ABorden High School13
1ABarr-Reeve High School12
1ACowan High School8
1AIndianapolis Lutheran High School6
1ANorthfield High School5
1AWest Washington High School5
1AWashington Township High School2
1ANortheast Dubois High School1

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Florida5
 
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St. Louis3
 
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: New Sectional Assignments Approved by IHSAA Executive Committee

(IHSAA RELEASE)

The IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional assignments in six team sports for next school year. Sectional groupings for 2021-22 in boys basketball, girls basketball, football, boys soccer, girls soccer and volleyball were approved by the Committee. Baseball and softball assignments will be determined and announced later this summer following conclusion of those tournaments. Last month, the IHSAA Executive Committee voted to freeze member school enrollment figures from the current classification cycle for one additional year (2021-22) after this year’s school enrollments showed significant fluctuation likely affected by the pandemic which raised questions about their true representation. As a result, all schools will remain in the same respective current classifications in each sport for one more year with the exception of those who meet the Tournament Success Factor criteria to move up, down or remain in a higher class. In football, Columbus East and Fort Wayne Snider both return to Class 5A due to the Tournament Success Factor, but their previous spots in 6A will not be filled by two schools as they would under normal circumstances. As a result, Sectionals 3 and 8 will proceed as three-team sectionals during the 2021 state tournament. Host sites for the groupings will be announced in the fall.

READ MORE: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/news%20media/2020-21/050321.SectionalAssignments.pdf

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Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champ in great racing family, dies

(AP) — There wasn’t much Bobby Unser wouldn’t do to promote the Indianapolis 500, which is how he found himself at a show-and-tell at an Indiana elementary school a few years ago.

He had the famed Indy 500 winners’ Borg-Warner Trophy with him and proudly showed the students the Unser legacy. He pointed to the nine places where their faces are sculpted into the sterling silver – four spots for his little brother, Al; three for himself; two for nephew Al Jr.

One girl had a question: If his brother was there four times and he was there only three, was his brother the better racer?

It was one of few times anyone had seen Unser speechless.

Unser, who began racing jalopies in New Mexico and went on to become a beloved figure across racing and part of the only pair of brothers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” died Sunday at 87. He died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, of natural causes, Indianapolis Motor Speedway said.

“There simply was no one quite like Bobby Unser,” said Roger Penske, now the speedway owner. “Beyond his many wins and accomplishments, Bobby was a true racer that raised the performance of everyone around him. He was also one of the most colorful characters in motorsports.”

Unser was a member of one America’s most famed racing families and one of the greatest drivers in the history of the speedway, capturing the race in 1968, 1975 and 1981.

“He is part of the Mount Rushmore of Indy,” said Dario Franchitti, another three-time Indy 500 winner.

Unser’s final Indy 500 victory in a Penske entry was one of the most contentious outcomes and is still disputed to this day.

Unser won from the pole and beat Mario Andretti by 5.18 seconds, but officials ruled Unser passed cars illegally while exiting the pit lane under caution – drawing a penalty that docked him one position and moved Andretti to winner.

Penske and Unser appealed and after a lengthy process the penalty was rescinded in October of that year.

“Bobby was never exonerated of the infraction and USAC, which was the sanctioning body of only Indianapolis at the time, was a very weak organization,” Andretti said Monday. “Roger Penske’s lawyers were a lot smarter than the USAC lawyers. And this is a fact: Bobby did commit the infraction. But under the circumstances, the penalty was too severe.”

Unser in the end was fined $40,000 and declared the winner for the 35th and final victory of his career.

Andretti, who infamously won only once at Indy, told The Associated Press on Monday that to this day he wears the 1981 winner’s ring he was presented at the banquet the day after the race instead of the one from his 1969 victory.

“Every time I saw Bobby I would flash my `81 ring, it’s the one I wear, I never gave it back. I would just rub it on his ear,” said Andretti, who added he last spoke to Unser about three weeks ago.

Unser was one of six members of the Unser family to race in the Indianapolis 500; an older brother, Jerry, died in a crash preparing for the 1959 Indy 500.

Al Unser is one of only three drivers to win the Indy 500 four times – 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987. The Unser family tradition stretched to Al Unser’s son, Al Unser Jr., who won Indy in 1992 and 1994.

Bobby Unser was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and moved with his family as a child to New Mexico. His father owned a garage along Route 66 and he his three brothers grew up tooling around in old jalopies before he quit high school at 15 and began his racing career at Roswell New Mexico Speedway.

After two years in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1955 – a stint in which he took pride – Unser turned to racing full time in what became a mighty career. His family was legendary at Pikes Peak International in Colorado – nicknamed “Unsers’ Peak” because of their prowess at the annual hill climb – but it was “Uncle Bobby” who was the best. He dominated with 13 championships, including six straight from 1958 to 1963.

At Indy, one of the most difficult and challenging race tracks in the world, Unser was magical.

Westbrook has 21 boards, 24 assists; Wizards blast Pacers

WASHINGTON (AP) While Russell Westbrook continues to chase down one of the NBA’s toughest records, his longtime coach Scott Brooks moved him up one spot on an unscientific list.

His own.

Westbrook had the third game in NBA history with 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists – he and Wilt Chamberlain have the other two – and the surging Washington Wizards moved closer to Indiana in the Eastern Conference playoff standings by outgunning the Pacers 154-141 on Monday night.

Westbrook had 14 points to go along with his career-high 21 rebounds and career-high-tying 24 assists, his league-leading 32nd triple-double of the season. He has 178 triple-doubles, three short of Oscar Robertson’s record, with seven games remaining for Washington.

Magic Johnson had 138 triple-doubles, and Brooks – who coached Westbrook for seven seasons in Oklahoma City before they reunited in Washington this season – said he now believes Westbrook is the second-best point guard in NBA history behind Johnson.

“He’s amazing – superhuman at times,” Brooks said after admitting he’s running out of ways to describe what Westbrook does on a nightly basis.

“Point guards don’t do what he does. They’re not built that way.”

Westbrook didn’t comment on his place in history, but he’s plenty confident about what he’s doing for Washington, which has won 13 of 16.

“Me personally, I feel like I’m the best playmaker in this league,” said Westbrook, who leads the NBA with 11 assists per game.

Rui Hachimura scored 27 points and Bradley Beal had 26 as Washington scored a season high and moved within one-half game of Indiana for ninth place in the East. Teams that finish between seventh and 10th will enter the league’s new play-in tournament for the main playoff draw.

The Wizards earned the tiebreaker over the Pacers by winning the first two meetings. The teams meet one more time this season at Indiana on Saturday.

Domantas Sabonis had 32 points and 20 rebounds and Caris LeVert scored 33 points for the Pacers, who have lost three of four. Eight Pacers finished in double figures as Indiana scored mostly at will, forcing the high-powered Wizards to work hard deep into the fourth quarter.

Sabonis, who played with Westbrook in 2016-17, had this to say: “There’s a lot of pressure on him to perform, and he comes out and does it.”

Washington finished the first half with a 20-8 run over the final 4:15 to take an 82-66 lead at the break. Westbrook had three of his 11 second-quarter assists during that stretch. It was Washington’s highest scoring first half of the season.

Westbrook had 14 assists and 12 rebounds at the half while taking just three shots.

Davis scores 25 as short-handed Lakers defeat Nuggets 93-89

LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis scored 25 points and had key plays on both ends of the floor in the final minute as the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-89 victory over the Denver Nuggets Monday night.

The Lakers led by 14 points midway through the fourth quarter before the Nuggets got within 89-87 with a late rally. Davis hit a jumper with 41.8 seconds remaining to give the Lakers a four-point lead. Nikola Jokic hit a pair of free throws to cut it in half but Talen Horton-Tucker hit a reverse layup with 15.1 seconds left to push the advantage up to 93-89.

After a Denver timeout, Davis blocked Facundo Campazzo’s 3-point attempt to end any hopes of a Nuggets’ comeback and end their five-game winning streak.

The Lakers – who had lost six of their last seven going into the game – won without two key pieces. LeBron James did not play in the second game of a back-to-back after he ankle soreness during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss Toronto. Dennis Schroder will be out more than a week after entering the NBA’s health and safety protocol.

Jokic led the Nuggets with 32 points and Michael Porter Jr. added 19.

Los Angeles was up by five going into the fourth quarter when it started period on a 13-4 run with Wesley Matthews leading the way with eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

The Nuggets trailed 87-73 with 6:09 remaining when they rallied with a 14-2 run. Porter Jr. had nine points, including a running layup to get them within a basket with 1:37 remaining, and Jokic supplied the other five.

The Nuggets led most of the first half, but the Lakers closed the second quarter on an 11-3 run, including six points by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, to go into halftime with a 45-42 advantage.

A pair of Jokic free throws gave the Nuggets a 56-55 lead midway through the third quarter when the Lakers responded with a 9-2 spurt to go up by six.

Gallinari, Bogdanovic lead Hawks past Trail Blazers 123-114

ATLANTA (AP) Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a matchup Monday night of teams battling for playoff positioning in their respective conferences.

The Hawks snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak, which had come entirely on the road.

Atlanta entered the night tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference, with the Trail Blazers holding the same spot in the West. Both teams are looking to avoid dropping as low as seventh, which would force them into the play-in tournament.

After getting in early Monday from Boston, where they beat the Celtics the previous night, the Trail Blazers were forced from the hotel rooms to take refuge in a parking garage for about a half-hour by a tornado warning in Atlanta.

They ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, ruining a 33-point night for Damian Lillard and a bit of history for Carmelo Anthony.

The 36-year-old Anthony scored 14 points to surpass Elvin Hayes for 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list with 27,318.

“This moment is a little bit special,” Anthony said. “I don’t want to downplay it. I’m excited about it.”

The Hawks were excited about the win, especially with Gallinari providing a big lift off the bench.

“It’s very important,” coach Nate McMillan said. “You’ve got to have a first and second unit. He’s a big part of how we play in that second unit.”

Bogdan Bogdanovic provided the bulk of Atlanta’s offense over the first two quarters, scoring 23 of his 25 points for the second highest-scoring half of his career. He also made seven 3s, one shy of his career best.

Gallinari took over in the second half, scoring 21 points and hitting six of seven beyond the arc.

As a team, the Hawks were 20 of 41 from 3-point range.

After starting his career as more of a wing player, the 32-year-old Gallinari is often matched up now with bigger players in the post.

Yet he’s still got that outside touch.

“It’s just more of a mental change,” Gallinari said. “You need embrace it and just make best out of it..”

Curry’s 41 points push Warriors past Pelicans 123-108

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Stephen Curry elicited gasps from the New Orleans crowd with a pair of deep 3s that put the Warriors up by 20 and pushed his point total to 17 – in the first quarter.

Curry’s early surge was only the beginning of a 41-point performance. Draymond Green added 10 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds, and Golden State took a big step toward locking up a postseason berth with a 123-108 victory over the desperate Pelicans on Monday night.

“It’s just a matter of staying in the moment, enjoying what I get to do, having the utmost confidence in what I can do out on the floor and just enjoying the challenge because I know I’ve got to play well for us to be who we want to be this year,” Curry said. “We’re trying to make this season mean something down the stretch.”

The Warriors, who currently occupy a Western Conference play-in position, moved four games ahead of 11th-place New Orleans with seven games remaining. But these teams meet twice more, giving the Pelicans a small measure of hope – if they can figure out how to contain Curry.

How the Pelicans respond is “going to show what kind of character we have as a team,” Zion Williamson said.

The Pelicans often looked mesmerized by the Warriors star as he dribbled along the perimeter before snapping off 3-pointers or initiating clever drives toward the rim. His eight 3s included a pull-up from 30 feet.

“Everywhere he runs on the floor, with or without the ball, teams are terrified,” Green said. “The guy can take over a game and make it hard for any team in the NBA on any given night.”

Andrew Wiggins added 26 points for Golden State, with 10 coming in a key stretch in the fourth quarter.

Williamson scored 32 points and Brandon Ingram added 19 points for the Pelicans, who trailed by as many as 25 in the first half of a game they urgently needed to win.

New Orleans got as close as six points when Willy Hernangomez’s short hook made it 79-73 with nearly five minutes still remaining in the third quarter.

That’s when Curry led another Warriors surge, highlighted by his step-back 3 from 28 feet that made it 92-76.

With Curry and Green resting early in the fourth quarter, New Orleans still struggled to close the gap. Wiggins scored Golden State’s first 10 points of the period, hitting a pair of 3s and a leaning, left-handed layup before tumbling across the baseline.

“Obviously, we were trying to get Steph some rest and Draymond some rest,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “We needed buckets and Andrew got three or four big ones to keep them at bay.”

Gallinari, Bogdanovic lead Hawks past Trail Blazers 123-114

ATLANTA (AP) Danilo Gallinari made seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in a matchup Monday night of teams battling for playoff positioning in their respective conferences.

The Hawks snapped Portland’s four-game winning streak, which had come entirely on the road.

Atlanta entered the night tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference, with the Trail Blazers holding the same spot in the West. Both teams are looking to avoid dropping as low as seventh, which would force them into the play-in tournament.

After getting in early Monday from Boston, where they beat the Celtics the previous night, the Trail Blazers were forced from the hotel rooms to take refuge in a parking garage for about a half-hour by a tornado warning in Atlanta.

They ran out of steam in the fourth quarter, ruining a 33-point night for Damian Lillard and a bit of history for Carmelo Anthony.

The 36-year-old Anthony scored 14 points to surpass Elvin Hayes for 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list with 27,318.

“This moment is a little bit special,” Anthony said. “I don’t want to downplay it. I’m excited about it.”

The Hawks were excited about the win, especially with Gallinari providing a big lift off the bench.

“It’s very important,” coach Nate McMillan said. “You’ve got to have a first and second unit. He’s a big part of how we play in that second unit.”

Bogdan Bogdanovic provided the bulk of Atlanta’s offense over the first two quarters, scoring 23 of his 25 points for the second highest-scoring half of his career. He also made seven 3s, one shy of his career best.

Gallinari took over in the second half, scoring 21 points and hitting six of seven beyond the arc.

As a team, the Hawks were 20 of 41 from 3-point range.

After starting his career as more of a wing player, the 32-year-old Gallinari is often matched up now with bigger players in the post.

Yet he’s still got that outside touch.

“It’s just more of a mental change,” Gallinari said. “You need embrace it and just make best out of it..”

Harris, Curry lead 76ers past Bulls 106-94

CHICAGO (AP) Tobias Harris scored 21 points, Seth Curry added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their fifth straight game, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-94 on Monday night.

Philadelphia built a big third-quarter lead and then held on, staying ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

“I wasn’t happy,” 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. “That’s two nights in a row that our bench has come in and kind of given up leads. It’s something that we can fix. They just didn’t play well.”

The 76ers finished with five starters in double figures. Ben Simmons scored 15 points, Danny Green had 14 and a relatively quiet Joel Embiid had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Coby White scored 23 points for the Bulls, who played without both Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic for the second straight game. Thaddeus Young added 13 points in the team’s fourth straight loss and sixth of eight. Chicago remained 12th in the East.

“I thought our guys kept battling and kept fighting,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “I think that this is a good character group. I would hope each and every game we try to put our best foot forward and continue to compete and do the best while we’re out there.”

Philadelphia led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter and by 20 to start the fourth. But Chicago went on a 24-5 run to get within 88-87 midway through the final period.

The 76ers responded with a 12-4 run, highlighted by Harris’ floater that made it 100-91 with just over two minutes left. Philadelphia was playing the second of a back-to-back after outlasting San Antonio in overtime a night earlier.

“It’s always good to get reps,” Curry said. “You don’t want to have setbacks like you did tonight, but like I said yesterday, it’s always good to get reps toward the end of the game.”

The Sixers never trailed. Curry opened the scoring with a 20-foot jumper and had 11 points in the first quarter.

Harris, Curry lead 76ers past Bulls 106-94

CHICAGO (AP) Tobias Harris scored 21 points, Seth Curry added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers won their fifth straight game, beating the Chicago Bulls 106-94 on Monday night.

Philadelphia built a big third-quarter lead and then held on, staying ahead of the Brooklyn Nets for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

“I wasn’t happy,” 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. “That’s two nights in a row that our bench has come in and kind of given up leads. It’s something that we can fix. They just didn’t play well.”

The 76ers finished with five starters in double figures. Ben Simmons scored 15 points, Danny Green had 14 and a relatively quiet Joel Embiid had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Coby White scored 23 points for the Bulls, who played without both Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic for the second straight game. Thaddeus Young added 13 points in the team’s fourth straight loss and sixth of eight. Chicago remained 12th in the East.

“I thought our guys kept battling and kept fighting,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan said. “I think that this is a good character group. I would hope each and every game we try to put our best foot forward and continue to compete and do the best while we’re out there.”

Philadelphia led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter and by 20 to start the fourth. But Chicago went on a 24-5 run to get within 88-87 midway through the final period.

The 76ers responded with a 12-4 run, highlighted by Harris’ floater that made it 100-91 with just over two minutes left. Philadelphia was playing the second of a back-to-back after outlasting San Antonio in overtime a night earlier.

“It’s always good to get reps,” Curry said. “You don’t want to have setbacks like you did tonight, but like I said yesterday, it’s always good to get reps toward the end of the game.”

The Sixers never trailed. Curry opened the scoring with a 20-foot jumper and had 11 points in the first quarter.

Randle, Rose lead Knicks to win over Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Julius Randle scored 28 points, Derrick Rose added 25, converting 11 of 15 shots and the New York Knicks held off the Memphis Grizzlies 118-104 on Monday night for their 12th win in 13 games.

“I like the toughness of the team,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “They persevered and just found away.”

With the win, the Knicks are assured of their first winning record in a season since going 54-28 in 2012-13.

“It’s really good,” Randle said of the team’s recent play, adding that the Knicks “need to keep doing it to get better.”

While the Knicks continued their successful run – winning their 12th in the last 13 – one of the prime spots of the four play-in teams in the West is becoming more elusive for Memphis. The loss was the Grizzlies fourth in the last five. Coupled with Golden State’s win over New Orleans earlier Monday night, the Warriors moved into eighth place, a half-game ahead of Memphis, now in ninth..

“All these games are big,” said Dillon Brooks, who had 25 points for Memphis. “We’ve got to realize that. Our attention to detail, our intensity, our attention to everything has got to be heightened. We’ve just got to be ready every single game.”

Rookie Desmond Bane added 22 points while Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 15 points for the Grizzlies.

Memphis, which trailed by as many as 17 in the second half, tried to rally in the fourth quarter and cut the New York advantage to 101-96 with 5:28 left. Randle answered with a 3-pointer with 3:57 remaining.

But with Memphis still within five points as the game headed down the stretch, the Grizzlies received five technicals in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss.

Asked about the technicals, Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, who received two of them and was ejected, avoided the question, saying: “I’m really excited about how hard our guys played, and we have to build on this. We’ve got a lot of basketball left and we’re turning in the right direction.”

RJ Barrett added 15 points for the Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony moves into 10th place on NBA scoring list

ATLANTA (AP) Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers moved into 10th place on the NBA’s career scoring list with 14 points against the Hawks on Monday night.

Anthony now has 27,318 points in his career, surpassing Elvin Hayes (27,313) to move into the Top 10.

Next up for the 36-year-old Anthony: Moses Malone at 27,409 points

In the past two seasons, Anthony has passed nine players on the career scoring list.

He knocked off Alex English, Kevin Garnett, John Havlicek and Paul Pierce last season; this season, he’s taken down Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and now Hayes.

Rosario’s 3-run homer sends Indians to 8-6 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eddie Rosario kept his bat on his shoulder. Salvador Perez held his glove still to frame the pitch.

Both listened for Dan Bellino to make the call.

The plate umpire waited a tense moment before finally signaling ball on what could just as easily have been strike three, giving Rosario another chance. He swatted the very next pitch into the right-field stands for a tiebreaking three-run homer Monday night that sent Cleveland to an 8-6 win over the Kansas City Royals.

“I was just looking for hard contact,” Rosario said through an interpreter. “I wasn’t looking for a home run.”

He got it. So did Josh Naylor, who added a two-run shot off Royals reliever Jakob Junis (1-2) two batters later that turned what would have been a scoreless seventh inning with Rosario’s would-be punch-out into a five-run frame.

Bryan Shaw (1-0) coughed up a run in relief of Indians starter Aaron Civale, and James Karinchak gave up Hunter Dozier’s two-run homer later in the seventh, before their bullpen finally wrapped up their sixth win in eight games.

Emmanuel Clase worked around a single in the ninth for his sixth save. He’s yet to allow an earned run in 13 1/3 innings.

“We’re playing good baseball. We’re playing aggressive baseball,” Rosario said, “and that’s going to help us win games.”

Naylor finished with three RBIs and Franmil Reyes returned from the paternity list to drive in two more for the Indians. Whit Merrifield hit a two-run homer and Jorge Soler drove in two runs for Kansas City.

Daniel Lynch, the latest in the Royals’ promising pitching pipeline, had little to show for his solid big league debut.

The No. 34 overall pick in the 2018 draft, Lynch overcame some early nerves to allow four hits and four walks and left to a standing ovation with a 3-1 lead. But the lanky left-hander also left two runners on with two outs in the fifth inning, and reliever Scott Barlow immediately gave up Reyes’ double to tie the game 3-all.

“It’s always a hard decision to pull a pitcher out, especially when you have a starter and you want to see him go deeper in the game,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “You’re talking about his first day out, being in stress throughout the game, the third time through their order – the meat of their order – and we had a well-rested bullpen.”

The outcome didn’t take too much shine off an otherwise memorable day, though.

“I felt like I could barely see, I was so juiced up,” Lynch said. “It was just a really amazing experience.”

Wainwright, Cards win 5th in row; Mets fire hitting coaches

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright came off the COVID-19 injured list and hung tough, St. Louis got a lights-out performance from its bullpen and the Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-5 Monday night for their fifth straight win.

The Cardinals were clinging to a one-run lead in the ninth with two outs and a runner on base when the lights at Busch Stadium flickered, then went out for a moment.

“Thank God a pitch wasn’t in mid-flight or a ball wasn’t going in the air for a flyball or something like that to end the game,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “I have no explanation for it.”

When play resumed, reliever Alex Reyes walked Pete Alonso before retiring Dominic Smith on a flyball for the final out.

After the game, the Mets fired hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater. New York has struggled badly with runners in scoring position this season, a trouble spot last year as well when Davis worked remotely because of coronavirus concerns.

Several accomplished hitters are off to slow starts for the Mets, including $341 million newcomer Francisco Lindor.

“It was a difficult decision to make,” acting general manager Zack Scott said. “It’s not about 23 games of results.

“We just felt like the players needed a different level of support and maybe some different skills brought into the mix.”

Nolan Arenado and Harrison Bader homered to back Wainwright’s first win of the season. Four Cardinals relievers combined for 3 1/3 hitless innings.

Wainwright (1-3) had been out because of virus contact tracing. He fell behind 5-2 in the third inning, but didn’t give up any more runs before leaving with two outs in the sixth.

“The boys just picked me up tonight,” Wainwright said. “It was a huge win for our team. They did it because I did not. I was terrible.”

Genesis Cabrera and Giovanny Gallegos combined for 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Reyes worked around a pair of walks in the ninth to earn his eighth save – he has not allowed an earned run in 14 1/3 innings this season.

Joey Lucchesi (0-2) allowed six runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings after being recalled from the Mets’ alternate training site to make the start. He has not pitched into the fourth inning in any of his three starts this season.

Myers, Padres ruin Anderson’s no-hit bid, beat Pirates 2-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) Wil Myers had an opposite-field single with no outs in the seventh inning to end Tyler Anderson’s no-hit bid and the San Diego Padres beat Pittsburgh 2-0 Monday night, the Pirates’ fifth straight loss.

Anderson (2-3) kept the Padres off-balance for six innings before they broke through in the seventh. Anderson issued a leadoff walk to Manny Machado before Myers singled to right field. Until then, Anderson had allowed only three baserunners, two on walks and one on his error in the fifth inning.

After Myers’ hit, Tommy Pham hit a sacrifice fly and Austin Nola hit an RBI single with two outs to chase Anderson. San Diego had just three hits.

“In that scenario, especially with the game being close like that, it’s finding ways to win, finding ways to get on base,” Myers said. “It’s shortening up your swing, shortening up your approach and that’s what we did there in the seventh inning. We were able to squeak out some runs there to win the ballgame.”

Anderson said the walk to Machado hurt because if first baseman Colin Moran hadn’t been holding him on, he likely would have gotten to Myers’ ground ball.

“I think he was just kind of diving out there a little bit,” Anderson said of Myers. “I think that if I don’t walk Machado to lead that off, that ball’s hit right to Moran. That was a good at-bat by him. There was a big hole over there with a guy on first and he was just trying to shoot it. He’s a good baseball player.”

“It would have been a lot more fun if I didn’t walk that first guy,” he added.

Manager Derek Shelton said Anderson was outstanding.

“Obviously that’s a playoff-caliber lineup and probably about as good a lineup as we’re going to face, especially for him with all the right-handers in there,” Shelton said. “He was outstanding. Six no-hit and he gave up the one ball off the end of the bat. Executed pitches all night job. He did an unbelievable job.”

Dodger downer: Pitcher Dustin May to have Tommy John surgery

CHICAGO (AP) Dustin May got an MRI on Monday morning, and that was it.

His season was over.

May will have Tommy John surgery next week, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers without one of baseball’s top young pitchers for the rest of their title defense.

“It’s a big blow,” manager Dave Roberts said before the team’s series opener against the Cubs was postponed because of inclement weather in the forecast. “But we’ve got a lot of talented players, and we just got to find a way to fill that void.”

The 23-year-old May was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, a day after the right-hander winced in pain on the mound and was forced to leave a start at Milwaukee.

The World Series champion Dodgers, already beset by several injuries to their pitching staff, said Dr. Neal El Attrache will perform May’s ligament reconstruction surgery on May 11 in Los Angeles.

“It’s obviously very disappointing,” Roberts said. “He’s handling it like a pro. You know, wants to figure out what’s the next step after surgery and kind of attack it that way.”

May threw just 27 pitches before leaving Saturday’s 11-inning loss to Milwaukee. After his final pitch, May reacted with obvious discomfort, took a few steps and called for attention.

He was 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in five starts this season. He has a career mark of 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 31 appearances, including 19 starts, since making his debut in August 2019.

Last year, May pitched seven times in the postseason, including twice in the World Series against Tampa Bay. He made three starts for short stints in the earlier rounds of the NL playoffs.

“When you’re developing and now you get the year cut short, that impacts development,” Roberts said. “What Dustin has done is he’s just matured more as a major league ballplayer.”

May joins a crowd of Dodgers pitchers on the injured list that also includes Caleb Ferguson (left elbow surgery), Tony Gonsolin (right shoulder inflammation), Brusdar Graterol (right forearm tightness), Tommy Kahnle (Tommy John surgery), Joe Kelly (shoulder inflammation), Corey Knebel (right lat strain) and David Price (right hamstring strain).

Hall of Fame accepts Alomar’s resignation from board

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Baseball’s Hall of Fame has accepted Roberto Alomar’s resignation from the board of directors, chairman Jane Forbes Clark announced Monday.

Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, submitted a letter of resignation on Saturday in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct.

The Hall of Fame second baseman was fired last week as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into the allegation. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing Friday, saying in a statement that a baseball industry employee reported an incident earlier this year involving Alomar from 2014.

The league hired an external legal firm to investigate the matter. MLB said it would not provide further details on the investigation to protect the individual who came forward.

Clark said after Manfred’s announcement that Alomar’s plaque would remain on display in the Hall because “his enshrinement reflects his eligibility and the perspective of the BBWAA voters at that time.” Alomar was inducted in 2011.

Alomar also lost his position as a special assistant with the Toronto Blue Jays. The club said it was severing ties with Alomar, including removing him from its Level of Excellence and taking down his banner from Rogers Centre.

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum also said it would not revoke his status as an inductee, but it did ban him from future Hall events and said it would no longer be associated with him or his foundation.

Alomar was a 12-time All-Star over 17 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. He was known as a slick fielder, winning 10 Gold Gloves, and for his temper – he infamously spat in umpire John Hirschbeck’s face, earning a five-game ban in 1996.

Big Ten Women’s Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced

Iowa and Ohio State take home individual honors

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced its women’s tennis all-conference teams and individual award winners on Monday. Iowa’s Alexa Noel was named the Athlete of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Ohio State’s Melissa Schaub earned Coach of the Year honors.

Noel is the first Iowa player named Big Ten Athlete of the Year and the sixth Hawkeye chosen Freshman of the Year. She is the first Hawkeye to earn Freshman of the Year since Elise van Heuvelen in 2017 and the first student-athlete to claim both awards in the same year since Northwestern’s Maria Mosolov in 2008. Noel has gone 23-0 for Iowa this season, playing at the No. 1 singles position. She also led the Hawkeyes to a program-best 12 conference wins in 2021 and a No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament. 

Schaub was named Coach of the Year after Ohio State secured a share of the Big Ten championship and won the Big Ten Tournament title. The Buckeyes finished the conference season with a record of 15-1 and an overall record of 21-3. Schaub claims the award for the fourth time in her career after earning the honor three years in a row from 2015-17. This is the fifth time an Ohio State coach has been named Coach of the Year.

The complete list of All-Big Ten selections and Sportsmanship Award honorees can be found below.

2020-21 All-Big Ten Women’s Tennis Awards

Individual Award

Athlete of the Year: Alexa Noel, IOWA

Freshman of the Year: Alexa Noel, IOWA

Coach of the Year: Melissa Schaub, OSU

All-Big Ten

Alexa Noel, IOWA*

Elise van Heuvelen, IOWA

Ayana Akli, MD*

Chiara Lommer, MICH

Kari Miller, MICH*

Mary Lewis, MSU

Rachel Hanford, MINN*

Kristina Novak, NEB

Maria Shusharina, NU

Isabelle Boulais, OSU

Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU*

Gabby O’Gorman, PSU*

Ena Babic, PUR

Ava Markham, WIS

Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Ashley Yeah, So., ILL

Annabelle Andrinopoulos, Sr., IND

Samantha Mannix, Jr., IOWA

Minorka Miranda, Fr., MD

Merri Kelly, Fr., MICH

Mary Lewis, Sr., MSU

Juliet Zhang, Sr., MINN

Maja Makoric, Fr.., NEB

Hannah McColgan, Jr., NU

Irina Cantos Siemers, OSU

Seira Shimizu, Sr., PUR

Alexandra Nielsen, Fr., PSU

Maya Jacobs, Sr. RU

Charmaine Seah, So., WIS 

* – unanimous selection

Four Big Ten Teams Claim NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship Berths

Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State head to 2021 NCAA Championship

NCAA BRACKET

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference will have four schools participating in the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship, the NCAA announced Monday. Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State will represent the conference in the championship which begins May 7 at institutional host sites and then will move to the USTA National Campus (Collegiate Center) in Orlando, Florida for the third round and beyond.
 
After winning the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament on Sunday afternoon, Illinois secured a No. 16 seed. The Fighting Illini will host DePaul on May 7 in their 25th NCAA Championship appearance. 
 
Michigan earned an at-large spot in the championships and will face Arizona on May 7. The Wolverines will travel to No. 14 seed Kentucky for the first and second round. This year marks Michigan’s 30th appearance. 
 
Northwestern received an at-large bid and will play UCLA in the first round on May 7. The Wildcats make their 16th appearance in the NCAA Championship as they travel to No. 4 seed Texas. 
 
Ohio State secured a No. 15 seed the NCAA Championship and will host VCU on May 7. This is the Buckeye’s 21st appearance in the NCAA Championship.

HCAC Spring 2021 Baseball Notebook, Week 9

Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Nick Wright (Bloomington, Ind.) Franklin College | Infield | Senior – Wright went 11-for-25 with three home runs, 12 RBI, five doubles and six runs scored as Franklin completed a 3-2 week. He became the program’s all-time leader in RBI in Tuesday’s win over Transylvania, knocking in three runs to give him his record-setting 162nd RBI in a thrilling 15-14 comeback victory. Wright drove in the game-winning run to best Earlham in a make-up game from Mar. 27, singling home the winner in the 12th and had at least one hit in every game played.
Pitcher of the Week:
Jake Schmidt (Dublin, Ohio) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – The senior raised his record to 7-0 on the season as he held the Mount St. Joseph Lions in check in an 8-3 win at home this past Saturday in game one of their doubleheader. In five innings of work, Schmidt struck out nine batters and only walked one, while scattering five hits and yielding no earned runs. It marked the fourth time this season that Schmidt has struck out nine or more batters in a game.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Justin Reed (Martinsville, Ind.) Anderson University | Shortstop | Sophomore – As the Ravens slugged through seven games last week, Reed finished 14-for-28 with two doubles, a triple, a homer, three stolen bases and 13 RBI. He posted a .500 batting average, a .533 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage for the week.
  • Adam Duncan (Northwood, Ohio) Bluffton University | Outfield | Graduate Student – Duncan hit .417 for the week with a pair of three-run homers against Hanover on Saturday. He finished the week with eight RBI and seven runs scored while slugging 1.000. He also walked twice and had a .579 OBP with a stolen base as Bluffton split both series against Hanover and Franklin.
  • Danny Dopp (South Haven, Mich.) Earlham College | Designated Hitter | Graduate Student – Dopp batted .400 (6-for-15) over four games last week with a 1.067 slugging percentage and a .526 on-base percentage. In Earlham’s doubleheader against Franklin, Dopp belted three home runs as part of his 5-for-9 day against the Grizzlies with five runs scored and six RBI. He also drew two walks against Franklin, including one intentional. Against Hanover, Dopp belted a double and was hit-by-pitch.
  • Alex Reinoehl (Brazil, Ind.) Franklin College | Pitcher | Senior – Allowed one earned run over 5. 2/3 innings of relief work over the weekend, picking up one win over two appearances. He allowed one run on five hits in a yeoman’s-like 4 2/3 innings of relief in Franklin’s 10-7 win over Earlham on Saturday, recording four strikeouts on his way to his fifth win of the year.
  • Andrew Littlefield (Louisville, Ky.) Hanover College | Outfield/Pitcher | Junior – Littlefield helped propel the Panthers to a 3-1 overall week as they split with Bluffton and swept Earlham. In game one against Bluffton, the junior completed the cycle at the plate, his first of the season. He carried the momentum into the series with Earlham that saw him hit a game-tying homerun in the bottom of the ninth before Hanover was able to walk it off for the sweep.
  • Jordan Parker (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | First Year – Parker got the start in game two against Earlham as he pitched 6.2 innings with nine strikeouts. He surrendered two runs on just five hits.
  • Austin Knowles (Nassau, Bahamas) Manchester University | Third Base | First Year – Knowles continue to put together an outstanding freshman season. Went 7-for-17 this week with two HRs, a double, and five RBI. Raised his season batting average to .398 after the strong week at the dish.
  • Carter Hooks (Rochester, Ind.) Manchester University | Pitcher | Junior – Hooks threw 6.0 strong innings for Manchester as the Spartans defeated Anderson in Game 1 of Sunday’s DH. Allowed just three hits and two runs while striking out nine. He also did not issue any walks.
  • Josh Mesenbrink (Troy, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Shortstop | Junior – Mesenbrink batted .526 (10-19) with 10 runs scored, 10 hits, four doubles, one triple, one home run and impressive stats in on-base percentage (.640) and slugging (1.000). He finished 2-3 with a double and four runs scored against Manchester in game one; was 3-4 with one run and two doubles in game two against Manchester; and was 2-4 with a home run in a 13-11 win at Defiance.
  • Jacob Petrisko (Elkins, Pa.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Pitcher | Senior – Petrisko pitched seven innings against Manchester, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts to pick up the win over the Spartans. Petrisko is now 5-1 on the year with a 3.08 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 49.2 innings of work.
  • Trent Youngblood (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outfield/Pitcher | First Year – Youngblood hit for the cycle for Transylvania on Tuesday in a 15-14 11 innings loss at Franklin on Tuesday and registered six hits on the week for the Pioneers as Transy went 2-1 in HCAC play. Youngblood’s week was highlighted by his historic performance on Tuesday as the first year led off the game with a triple, had a double in the second inning, hit a home run in the sixth, and tallied a single in the top of the ninth inning. Youngblood went 4-for-7 with an RBI and four runs scored. For the week, Youngblood batted .400 with an .800 SLG%, a 1.300 OPS, six hits, three walks, one RBI, a double, a triple, a home run, and a stolen base as he helped the Pioneers reach 24 wins in a season for the first time in 11 years.

HCAC Spring 2021 Softball Notebook, Week 11

Athletes of the Week:
Hitter of the Week:
Kalin Hubble (Anderson, Ind.) Defiance College | Utility | Junior – Hubble enjoyed a remarkable, record-setting week in leading Defiance to six wins in eight games last week. Over the eight contests, Hubble batted .679 (19-for-28) with four home runs, a triple, five doubles, five walks, 17 runs scored and 16 RBI. She collected 38 total bases for a 1.357 slugging percentage to go along with a .727 on-base percentage. Also, during the week, Hubble set DC’s career record for home runs (now at 21) and single-season standards for doubles (now at 16) and RBI (now at 45). This season, she leads the HCAC in homers (nine), doubles, RBI and slugging percentage (.794) and is second in hits (55) and runs scored (35).
Pitcher of the Week:
Sarah Miller (Fishers, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University | Pitcher | Senior – Miller was perfect in her lone start for the Lions this week. In the teams 12-0 five-inning win over Manchester on Saturday, she would face the minimum 15 Spartans. She struck out seven of the first nine batters she faced and finished with 10 Ks in the game.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Samantha Herron (Muncie, Ind.) Anderson University | Shortstop | First Year – Herron went 8-for-14 with two doubles on the week as Anderson went 4-for-2. She plated seven runs and stole three bases. Herron closed out the week with a .571 batting average, a .500 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage.
  • Aimee Cook (Anderson, Ind.) Anderson University | Pitcher | Junior – Cook issued two walks and allowed one run on five hits in five innings in her win against Bluffton.
  • Savannah McCoy (Bettsville, Ohio) Defiance College | Pitcher/Third Base | First Year – McCoy made four pitching appearances (all starts) last week, going a perfect 4-0 with a 1.68 ERA. McCoy tossed four complete games with two shutouts as opponents batted just .198 against her. Over 25 innings last week, she struck out 19 and walked only four while allowing 19 hits.
  • Sydney Bostic (Aurora, Ind.) Franklin College | Utility | Sophomore – Bostic went 6-for-12 at the plate with five RBI and two runs scored for Franklin, who went 3-1 last week. She went 4-for-6 across a double-header sweep with Anderson on Tuesday, driving home the game-winning run in the seventh in game two. She knocked in the game-winner in the Grizzlies’ first game of the day on Saturday, driving in two in a 3-2 Franklin win over Defiance.
  • Alisha Burch (Coatesville, Ind.) Franklin College | Pitcher | Senior – Burch continued her dominant season in the circle by going 2-0 and allowing one earned run over 13 1/3 innings later week. She scattered three hits and struck out four as Franklin closed out Anderson 8-0 in five innings on Tuesday afternoon. She turned her the best start of her career on Saturday, tossing 5 2/3 innings of perfect softball to start and recording a career-high 11 strikeouts in a 3-2 eight-inning win over Defiance.
  • Katherine Dickinson (Francisco, Ind.) Hanover College | Outfield | Sophomore – Dickinson propelled the Panthers to a key sweep of Manchester as Hanover took game two in 10 innings. The sophomore put the ball in play in the bottom of the 10th inning charting the game-winning RBI in walk-off fashion. She finished the week with a .714 slugging percentage.
  • Lily Beurman (Evansville, Ind.) Hanover College | Pitcher | Senior – The senior continued to be a force for the Blue and Red as she went 2-0 overall on the week. Beurman pitched 12.1 innings with six strikeouts, scattering 11 hits and surrendering just one earned run.
  • Alexis Mokos (Cedar Lake, Ind.) Manchester University | Shortstop | Senior – In a busy week for Manchester, senior Mokos continues to see the ball well at the plate. Mokos went 14-42 this week with three doubles. Also hit her first two career home runs at Rose-Hulman on Friday, April 30. Is hitting a blistering .447
  • Kaci Finchum (Mooresville, Ind.) Mount St. Joseph University | Third Base | First Year – Finchum had an outstanding weekend for the Lions, maybe the best of her young career. She was 4-for-6 at the plate, including a 3-for-3 effort in game two of the double-header. She scored four runs, drove in one and hit a pair of doubles for the Lions.
  • Mackenzie Hunt (Evansville, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Pitcher/Outfield | First Year – Hunt finished 5-11 at the plate (.455 average) with one double and one home run for a .818 slugging percentage last week. Hunt was 3-4 with a HR, R and RBI in game two against Manchester.
  • Taylor Senter (Scottsville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outfield | Junior – Senter was instrumental in the Pioneers’ 4-0 record last week. The junior went 6-for-9 at the plate with two doubles, two home runs, and a triple. Senter also tallied two stolen bases and four walks and scored seven runs. The talented lefty posted a .667 batting average, a .786 percentage on-base percentage, and a 1.778 percent slugging percentage. Senter’s most impressive performance came in Transylvania’s 11-3 victory over Spalding on Sunday, where she went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, a triple, and a home run.
  • Kameron Bowling (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Pitcher | Senior – Bowling posted a 2-0 record in the circle this week. The senior accumulated 16 strikeouts with a 1.17 ERA across 12 innings of work. Bowling’s most impressive outing came on Saturday against Bluffton as she recorded 10 strikeouts, allowed just one hit, and did not allow a run in the 7-2 Transylvania victory.

HCAC Spring 2021 Men’s Lacrosse Notebook, Week 10

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive:
Trenton Sneed (Milford, Ohio) Transylvania University | Attack/Midfield | Senior – The senior midfielder scored 11 points in two matches to lead the Pioneers to a 2-0 week in HCLC play to round out the regular season. Sneed scored a season-high seven points in Wednesday’s 17-5 win at Hanover. Sneed notched his third hat-trick of the season with three goals and added four assists. He also claimed four ground balls and a caused turnover in the victory. Sneed finished off the week with a match-high three assists to go with a goal in a 23-3 senior day victory for the Pioneers over Anderson. Sneed had the game-winning goal in the game along with two ground balls and another caused turnover. For the week, Sneed totaled four goals, seven assists, 11 points, six ground balls, and two caused turnovers to help the Pioneers clinch the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
Defensive:
Michael Webb (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goalkeeper | Senior – Webb had 10 saves in Wednesday’s 17-5 win against Hanover on the road to lead the Pioneers to a season-ending 2-0 week in HCLC play, leading the Pioneers to the No. 1 seed in the upcoming HCLC Tournament. Webb allowed just four goals on the week in two matches as the Pioneers unveiled masterful defensive performances against each of their opponents, finishing off the week with a 23-3 win on Saturday against Anderson. Webb worked the first half in the win against Anderson and over that span, the Pioneers outscored 14-1 to keep a win well in hand for Transylvania. For the week, Webb totaled 12 saves and seven ground balls and picked up two wins in goal for the Pioneers.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Jackson Wheeler (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Attack | Senior – Wheeler registered a strong week as he netted six goals and dished out four assists. In the team’s victory over MSJ, the senior scored five first-half goals before tallying his final strike in the third stanza.
  • Bryce Nokes (Jeffersonville, Ind.) Hanover College | Midfield | Sophomore – Nokes claimed a 22-27 mark on face-offs while picking up 15 ground balls.

Ohio State Heads to Winston-Salem for Opening Round of NCAA Tournament
The Buckeyes advanced to the finals of the NCAA Tournament in their last trip to Winston-Salem in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s tennis is headed out in the road for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Buckeyes will take on VCU in the first round in Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest is the host and will play South Carolina State in the other first round match.

The matches will be played Friday and Saturday, May 7 & 8 at the Wake Forest Tennis Center. Ohio State and VCU will play at 2:00 p.m. on Friday followed by Wake Forest and SC State at 5 p.m. The winners will meet on Saturday at 5 p.m.

This is the 21st time the Buckeyes have been selected for the NCAA Championship with every appearance coming under the direction of head coach Ty Tucker. They have an overall record of 56-20 with a pair of runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2018.

This is the first time since 2005 that Ohio State will head out on the road for the first and second round matches. The Buckeyes had hosted the opening rounds the previous 14 tournaments. In 2005, Ohio State went to College Station, Texas for the first two rounds. Ohio State has advanced past the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament 16 times in its previous 20 appearances and has won at least one match in every year but one.

VCU swept its way through the Atlantic 10 Championship to earn the conference’s automatic bid. The Rams are 17-4 on the year and own a win over then No. 17 Arizona State on March 12 in Tempe. Wake Forest played a full schedule, going 28-6 so far this season and are the No. 10 overall in the tournament. The Demon Deacons beat Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament but fell in the semis to North Carolina. SC State won the MEAC title two weeks ago to earn its way to the dance. The Bulldogs are just 7-5 on the year.

Ohio State is 20-3 on the season and won the Big Ten East Division title. This past weekend, they made a run to the finals of the Big Ten Tournament and lost a heart-breaking 4-3 match to Illinois.

River States Conference Player of the Week winners picked for April 26-May 2

IU EAST’S WISECUP TAKES HOME RSC WOMEN’S GOLFER OF THE YEAR, WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Indiana University East junior Jo Wisecup earned medalist honors at the conference tournament to bring home RSC Women’s Golfer of the Year honors. For that performance, she was also justly named RSC Women’s Golfer of the Week for April 26-May 2.

Wisecup, from Enon, Ohio, rewrote a big part of the IU East record book by shooting matching scores of 1-over par 73 in the final two rounds of the RSC Championship. That gave her the lowest spring 18-holes scores in team history and the best 36-hole stretch of 146 in program history. Finally, her score of 226 over 54 holes was a school record.

Wisecup won by five shots tanks to her strong play the final two rounds. She led IU East to a runner-up finish and earned an individual qualification to the NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship later this month.

ASBURY’S PARIS CLAIMS FOURTH RSC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADE

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Asbury (Ky.) University third baseman Walker Paris had another big week to claim his fourth River States Conference Baseball Player of the Week award of the season. This time was for his play April 26-May 2.

Paris went 8 for 10 with two homers and eight RBIs in a three-game series versus Midway, the only games of the week for Asbury. That performance upped his NAIA-leading RBI total to 79 and bumped his average to .445 with 14 homers.

Paris was 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs in the series opener, an 11-8 win. Despite Paris going 4 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, the Eagles lost the third game, 13-9.

POINT PARK’S BEARDSLEY GETS ANOTHER RSC BASEBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONOR

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — For the third time this season, Point Park (Pa.) University senior Nicholas Beardsley is the River States Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week. The recent honor is for his start from April 26-May 2.

Beardsley, a right-hander from Torrance, Calif., did not give up an earned run over 7.0 innings of a 10-1 win over Oakland City (Ind.). He struck out 13 and walked just one in the game that went nine innings. He scattered six hits, and the only run he gave up was unearned.

IU SOUTHEAST’S HANNAH OGGS IS RSC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK FOR 5TH TIME

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — (RV) IU Southeast had junior pitcher Hannah Ogg pick up River States Conference Softball Player of the Week honors for the fifth time this season. The latest honor is for her performance April 26-May 2.

Ogg, from Wadesville, Ind., pitched in four games and picked up two wins and two saves. In 16.0 innings pitched, she gave up no runs on eight hits, struck out 19 and walked three.

She pitched 4.0 innings in an 8-0 win over Asbury and then got the save in a 4-2 win later on the matchup. Ogg tossed a three-hit shutout versus Midway, a 1-0 win with seven strikeouts. She then picked up the save in 3.0 innings of a 4-2 win later in the day.

RIO GRANDE’S WEBB WINS RSC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — University of Rio Grande right fielder Taylor Webb racked up 14 hits in six games to win River States Conference Softball Player of the Week for April 26-May 2.

The junior from Willow Wood, Ohio, hit .560 on the week (14 for 25) with nine of her 14 hits going for extra bases. That included six doubles and three home runs. Webb also scored eight runs and drove in 14.

In a doubleheader sweep of Shawnee State, she was 5 for 7 with two doubles, two homers and five RBIs. She had four hits, a homer and three RBIs in a sweep of Carlow. She capped that off with a big day of five hits — four of which were doubles — and six RBIs in taking two games from Point Park.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1871       Bill Lennon becomes the first catcher to throw a runner out trying to steal second. The Fort Wayne Kekiongas (NA) backstop accomplishes the feat in the seventh inning of the very first major league game ever played.

1901       Fred Brown makes his major league debut, the first appearance of a brief nine-game career, all for the Boston Beaneaters over two seasons. The 22 year-old outfielder, who goes 4-for-20 at the plate without making an error in the field, will enjoy a far more extensive career as a politician, winning a Senate seat as a Democrat in then-conservative New Hampshire in 1932 after serving as the state’s governor.

1910       President William H. Taft leaves Robison Park, where the Cardinals are routing the Reds, to catch a great pitching duel between the Naps’ Cy Young and the Browns’ Joe Lake at Sportsman’s Park. The chief executive will stay to the last out of the American League contest, which ends in a three-to-three tie after 14 innings of play.

1919       A SRO crowd attends the first-ever major league game played on a Sunday in Brooklyn. The Ebbets Field contest, in which the Dodgers beat the Braves, 6-2, was made possible when the New York Legislature passed the Sunday Baseball Bill into law.

1931       To put less strain on Babe Ruth’s leg, the Yankees have him play first base, moving Lou Gehrig to right field. The ‘Iron Horse’ commits an error in the outfield, helping the Senators to beat the Yankees, 7-3.

1939       In his first-ever at-bat in the city of Detroit, Boston rookie Ted Williams becomes the first player to hit a homer that clears the right-field seats at Briggs Stadium. The prodigious poke proves to be the difference when the Red Sox edge the Tigers, 7-6.

1944       For the first time in the city’s history, blacks are allowed to buy grandstand seats in St. Louis. The Browns and Cardinals are the last major league teams to integrate seating for fans, having restricted the minority to the bleachers in previous years.

1954       The Phillies and Cardinals set a major league record by using a total of 42 players in one game. Philadelphia wins the Busch Stadium contest, which includes four future Hall of Famers, in eleven innings, 14-10.

1954       In a contest delayed 12 minutes by snow, the Braves, thanks to Warren Spahn’s six-hitter, move out of last place when the team beats the Pirates and former teammate Max Surkont, 6-1. The reported temperature in Milwaukee dropped to 37 degrees during the game.

1956       Boston manager Pinky Higgins accepts a Red Sox schedule printed in braille from Francis B. Ierardi, the founder and manager of the National Braille Press. The slate of games, which will appear in the May 7th publication of the Weekly News, marks the first time a baseball schedule has been available for the blind.

1963       In a 7-5 loss to Chicago at County Stadium, Bob Shaw commits five balks to establish a new major league mark. After walking Billy Williams in the third inning, the Braves’ right-hander balks three times, allowing a run to score.

1963       The first reported use of the familiar refrain “Let’s Go Mets” is heard at the Polo Grounds in the bottom of the ninth inning during a rout by San Francisco. With the Amazins’ trailing by 13 runs and down to their last out with no one on base, the rallying cry begins to be chanted by some of the ‘New Breed,’ the affectionate name given the fans of the National League expansion team.

1966       In a 6-1 victory over L.A. at Candlestick Park, Willie Mays becomes the all-time National League home run leader when he strokes his 512th career round-tripper off Dodger starter Claude Osteen. The San Francisco center fielder passes another Giant, breaking the mark established by Mel Ott in 1946.

1968       The Simon and Garfunkel tune “Mrs. Robinson” debuts on the Billboard’s Top 40 survey. The song’s lyrics include the memorable question for the Yankees’ former center fielder, “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”

1969       At Anaheim Stadium, Royals’ center fielder Bob Oliver collects six hits, including a double and home run, in the expansion team’s 15-1 rout of the Angels. The 26 year-old rookie accomplishes the rare event in the franchise’s 24th game in history.

1969       At the Astrodome, Houston sets a National League record, turning seven double plays against the Giants, with first baseman Curt Blefary taking part in all of them. The abundance of twin killings helps the Astros to win the game, 3-1.

1970       With his third-inning RBI single in the Braves’ 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh, Rico Carty establishes an Atlanta team record by getting a hit in his 23rd consecutive game. The 30 year-old left fielder, who hasn’t had a hitless game since Opening Day, will win the National League batting title with a .366 average.

1975       In the team’s 8-6 loss to the Giants at Candlestick Park, the Astros’ Bob Watson scores the major league’s one-millionth run, winning $10,000 and one million Tootsie Rolls provided by the event’s sponsor. The Houston first baseman crosses the plate on Milt May’s homer just seconds ahead of the Reds’ Dave Concepcion to earn the distinction, thanks to a teammate’s awareness of the situation from a clubhouse TV, alerting the trotting baserunner to run home at full speed.

1976       Illinois Eugene F. Schlickman, co-author of the House of Representative Resolution 747 declaring today as Rick Monday Day, will be in attendance when Los Angeles’ GM Al Campanis presents Rick Monday with the flag that was about to burn on the field at Dodger Stadium. Last month, the former Marine reservist, ran in from his position, swiping the ‘Stars and Stripes’ away from a father and a son, who were intent on setting the Stars and Stripes on fire.

1981       Jose Cruz’s three-run home run in the first inning proves to be the difference in the Astros’ 5-4 win over the Chicago. The Houston left fielder’s brother, Hector, homers for the Cubs in the sixth frame of the Wrigley Field contest, making the natives of Arroyo, Puerto Rico the tenth different pair of siblings to go deep in the same game.

1981       Ron Davis establishes a major league mark for consecutive strikeouts by a reliever when he fans eight straight Angel batters in the Yankees’ 4-2 victory over California. The right-handed reliever, entering the game in the bottom of the seventh inning, gets Don Baylor to pop up, and then he proceeds to strike out all of the other hitters he faces en route to his second save of the season.

1984       Dave Kingman’s 180-foot pop-up enters a drainage valve located in the Metrodome roof, and much to the surprise of the Twins infielders waiting to make the catch, the ball doesn’t drop back into play. The A’s slugger is credited with a ground-rule double, but the ball will stay put in the lining of the dome until tomorrow.

1985       Baltimore’s Cal Ripken, en route to baseball’s all-time mark for consecutive games played, breaks Brooks Robinson’s club record when he plays in his 464th straight contest. The Orioles shortstop marks the occasion by hitting a double and a home run in the BIrds’ 8-6 loss to Minnesota at the Metrodome.

1989       Junior Felix becomes the 53rd player in major league history to hit a home run in his first at-bat. The Blue Jay rookie’s initial blast comes off California’s Kirk McCaskill in a 10-inning loss to the Angels, 3-2.

1989       At Arlington Stadium, before the Rangers’ 11-7 loss to the Yankees, Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st president of the United States, becomes the first First Lady to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a regular-season major league game. George’s spouse and the mother of George W., the managing general partner of the team, does the honors after promoting her literacy program.

1991       At Shea Stadium, Mackey Sasser and Mark Carreon, the first two batters in the ninth inning, both go deep as pinch-hitters off Jeff Brantley to knot the score at two runs apiece in the Mets’ eventual 4-2 victory over San Francisco in 12 innings. It is the first time in the 30-year history of the franchise that two pinch-hitters have hit back-to-back round-trippers.

1991       Chris James establishes the club record for RBIs in a game by driving in nine runs with a pair of homers and two singles, helping the Indians crush the A’s, 20-6. The first baseman’s offensive output will account for 22% of the 41 runs he will drive in for Cleveland this season.

1996       A fifth-inning home run by Mark Lewis is the only hit Ranger right-hander Roger Pavlik yields in his 3-1 complete-game victory over Detroit. Teammate Ken Hill, who retired the last 26 batters he faced yesterday, also allowed only one hit, making Texas the first American League club in 79 years to have one-hitters thrown in consecutive games.

1999       After 6,136 at-bats without a bases-loaded homer, Mark Grace hits his first career grand slam in the Cubs’ 12-11 victory over Colorado at Wrigley Field. The Chicago first baseman’s accomplishment now leaves Reds’ shortstop Barry Larkin as the active player with the longest drought with the bases juiced, a span of 5,817 at-bats.

2000       Doug Glanville collects five hits in a game for the second time in his career in the Phillies’ 14-1 pounding of Cincinnati at Veterans Stadium. The Philadelphia outfielder’s first hit, a lead-off two-bagger, is the first of four consecutive doubles hit in the bottom of the first frame to start the game, tying a major league record.

2001       En route to a Blue Jay 8-3 victory over Seattle, Raul Mondesi collects 12 total bases. The outfielder’s 4-for-4 performance includes two home runs, a pair of doubles, and six RBIs.

2005       The fifth pair of 300-game winners in baseball history face off against each other when Cubs starter Greg Maddux (305) bests Roger Clemens (329) and the Astros at Minute Maid Park, 3-2. The other pair of milestone moundsmen includes Don Sutton vs. Steve Carlton (1987), Don Sutton vs. Phil Niekro (1987), Don Sutton vs. Tom Seaver (1986), and Tim Keefe vs. Jim ‘Pud’ Galvin (1892).

2006       In its May 8 issue, Forbes Magazine estimates the New York Yankees are the first baseball team to be worth more than $1 billion. At the opposite end of the economic study are the $209 million Devil Rays, valued the least among the 30 major league teams.

2006       At Detroit’s Comerica Park, Mike Napoli, on the first pitch he sees in his first major league at-bat, hits a home run. The Angels catcher becomes the third player in franchise history to make such a dramatic debut, joining Don Rose (1972) and Dave Machemer (1978), who also accomplished the feat.

2006       With the team’s new owners looking on, the groundbreaking ceremony takes place for the new ballpark the Washington Nationals hope to play in at the start of the 2008 season. Theodore Lerner, head of the ownership group chosen by MLB yesterday to buy the team, has already thought of changes for the $611 million neighborhood ballpark.

2007       The second inning Chase Field matchup of Mets first baseman Julio Franco against Diamondback fireballer Randy Johnson marks the oldest hitter-pitcher confrontation in big-league history. With a mere 92+ years of age between them, the nearly 49 year-old goes deep off the southpaw, who is four months shy of 44, to extend his record as the oldest player to homer, and with his ninth-inning swipe of second, he continues to be the oldest to steal a base.

2008       Yogi Berra is one of the 15 inaugural honorees to be inducted into the newly conceived New Jersey Hall of Fame. Although the Yankee legend considers fellow inductee Albert Einstein to be “a pretty smart guy,” he is not convinced the Nobel Prize winner for physics would have made a good manager.

2009       With their 7-2 win over Arizona, the Dodgers establish a National League record for consecutive victories to open a season at home. Their 11-0 start surpasses the NL mark shared by the 1918 Giants, 1970 Cubs, and 1983 Atlanta Braves, and is one shy of the major-league record set by the Tigers in 1911.

2009       Ryan Howard’s grand slam powers the Phillies past St. Louis at Busch Stadium, 6-1. The slugging first baseman’s seventh career grand salami ties Mike Schmidt’s franchise record.

2010       The Phillies announce the team is discussing with the Philadelphia Police Department the appropriateness of its use of a stun gun at Citizens Bank Park. Yesterday, a city police officer tasered a 17 year-old when the young fan jumped onto the playing field of Citizens Bank Park.

2010       During the seventh-inning stretch in a game against Detroit, the fans honor Ernie Harwell with a standing ovation upon hearing of the broadcasting icon’s death. In September, the 92 year-old Hall of Fame announcer, who started his major league career with Brooklyn in 1948 and spent 42 years broadcasting Tiger games, shared with the public of diagnosis with inoperable cancer of the bile duct.

2010       “He brings out the best in his players and exemplifies what the sport of baseball is supposed to be about — hustle, grit, loyalty, and determination.” – U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), praising Braves’ manager Bobby Cox. At the United States Capitol, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) present Bobby Cox framed copies of their statements submitted into the Congressional Record on April 20 honoring the Braves’ skipper. The 68 year-old skipper has announced he will be retiring at the end of the season, after 51 seasons in professional baseball.

2012       A winning bid made at Heritage Auctions of items from the collection of LA songwriter Seth Swirsky includes an anonymous buyer paying $418,250 for the baseball hit by Mookie Wilson that rolled through the legs of Bill Buckner in Games of the 1986 World Series. Reggie Jackson’s third home run ball from Game 6 of the 1977 Fall Classic ($65,725), the Ranger cap that Jose Canseco was wearing in 1993 when a ball bounced off his head over the wall for a homer ($11,950), and a 1965 baseball signed by the Beatles from the Shea Stadium concert ($65,725) also fetch record amounts.

2013       En route to his first major league win, Marlin rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez hurls one-hit ball, striking out nine in the team’s 2-0 victory over Philadelphia. Mike Dunn’s perfect eighth and closer Steve Cishek save follows the 20 year-old’s superb seven-inning outing to preserve the one-hitter at Citizens Bank Park.

2018       Angels first baseman Albert Pujols records his 3,000th career hit when he singles off Mike Leake in the fifth inning of the team’s 5-0 victory over the Mariners at Safeco Field. The historic safety ties the ten-time All-Star with Roberto Clemente for 31st on baseball’s all-time hit list, who he will pass with his second hit later in the contest.

2019       After retiring the first eight batters of the game, White Sox southpaw Manny Banuelos gives up ten consecutive hits in a nine-run third inning of the team’s 15-2 drubbing to the Red Sox at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field. The Chicago starter’s string, which includes giving up four singles, three singles, and three home runs, falls short of the record of 11 straight hits established in 2010 by the Rockies against the Cubs during a 17-2 victory at Coors Field.

MLB Standings
American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Boston1712.5868 – 89 – 47 – 45 – 33 – 55 – 5L 2
Toronto1413.51927 – 47 – 97 – 41 – 32 – 57 – 3L 1
Tampa Bay1515.5002.57 – 108 – 56 – 62 – 15 – 75 – 5W 2
NY Yankees1414.5002.57 – 77 – 77 – 126 – 10 – 07 – 3W 3
Baltimore1415.48334 – 1010 – 56 – 70 – 07 – 76 – 4W 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Kansas City1611.5938 – 68 – 54 – 37 – 54 – 26 – 4L 2
Chi White Sox1512.55619 – 66 – 62 – 27 – 66 – 47 – 3L 1
Cleveland1413.51927 – 67 – 71 – 312 – 80 – 06 – 4W 2
Minnesota1116.40756 – 85 – 81 – 35 – 42 – 65 – 5W 2
Detroit821.27694 – 94 – 120 – 34 – 123 – 41 – 9L 5
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland1812.60010 – 88 – 46 – 57 – 02 – 55 – 5W 2
Houston1513.53627 – 78 – 62 – 10 – 313 – 77 – 3L 1
Seattle1614.53328 – 78 – 75 – 43 – 35 – 54 – 6L 1
LA Angels1314.4813.56 – 57 – 92 – 25 – 36 – 94 – 6L 2
Texas1317.43357 – 96 – 89 – 51 – 63 – 34 – 6L 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Washington1212.5008 – 54 – 75 – 44 – 22 – 57 – 3W 4
Philadelphia1415.4830.510 – 64 – 97 – 85 – 32 – 45 – 5W 1
NY Mets1112.4780.56 – 45 – 89 – 50 – 42 – 14 – 6L 1
Atlanta1216.42927 – 75 – 95 – 85 – 21 – 24 – 6L 4
Miami1116.4072.54 – 77 – 94 – 52 – 43 – 43 – 7L 3
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee1712.5868 – 89 – 41 – 39 – 66 – 16 – 4L 2
St. Louis1712.5868 – 69 – 69 – 88 – 40 – 08 – 2W 5
Cincinnati1314.48139 – 64 – 80 – 07 – 54 – 84 – 6W 1
Chi Cubs1216.4294.58 – 74 – 95 – 57 – 110 – 03 – 7L 1
Pittsburgh1216.4294.55 – 77 – 90 – 05 – 102 – 34 – 6L 5
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco1711.60710 – 37 – 86 – 42 – 18 – 46 – 4W 1
LA Dodgers1712.5860.58 – 59 – 73 – 02 – 59 – 53 – 7W 1
San Diego1713.56718 – 99 – 40 – 03 – 511 – 87 – 3W 1
Arizona1513.53626 – 59 – 84 – 35 – 16 – 77 – 3W 1
Colorado1018.35778 – 72 – 113 – 30 – 05 – 154 – 6L 1
NBA Division Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
x-Philadelphia4421.67725-719-1410-228-96-45 W
x-Brooklyn4322.6621.025-818-148-423-156-42 L
New York3728.5697.022-1115-173-823-179-13 W
Boston3431.52310.021-1313-184-719-175-51 L
Toronto2738.41517.016-1611-224-817-226-41 W
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee4024.62521-1019-1410-025-116-42 W
Indiana3034.46910.011-1919-156-416-204-61 L
Chicago2639.40014.512-2014-195-516-194-64 L
Cleveland2143.32819.012-199-244-715-231-96 L
Detroit1946.29221.512-187-281-1012-263-73 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Atlanta3630.54520-1116-196-321-176-42 W
Miami3530.5380.519-1416-166-620-177-33 W
Charlotte3133.4844.017-1414-197-318-194-61 L
Washington3035.4625.517-1713-182-712-238-21 W
Orlando2144.32314.511-2310-214-613-233-72 W
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
x-Utah4718.72328-419-145-423-126-42 W
Denver4322.6624.024-1019-128-125-148-21 L
Portland3629.55411.016-1620-134-618-184-61 L
Oklahoma City2144.32326.09-2412-203-811-241-93 L
Minnesota2045.30827.012-208-255-614-256-41 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
x-Phoenix4618.71925-921-97-327-107-34 W
x-LA Clippers4322.6623.524-919-138-326-136-43 L
LA Lakers3728.5699.518-1519-133-722-153-71 W
Golden State3332.50813.519-1114-214-719-166-42 W
Sacramento2737.42219.014-1813-195-715-205-52 W
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Dallas3628.56317-1519-136-420-196-41 L
Memphis3232.5004.014-1818-144-614-224-62 L
San Antonio3133.4845.013-2018-136-616-215-54 L
New Orleans2936.4467.517-1712-196-417-204-61 L
Houston1649.24620.58-268-235-710-282-82 L
NHL Division Standings
East
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Washington Capitals5233145713018115515-7-318-7-26-3-1
x-Pittsburgh Penguins5334163713118014920-4-214-12-17-3-0
x-Boston Bruins5131146682715312316-6-315-8-38-2-0
x-New York Islanders5231165672714511820-3-311-13-24-5-1
New York Rangers5326216582517014514-10-312-11-35-5-0
Philadelphia Flyers5223227532015118811-11-412-11-34-5-1
New Jersey Devils521728741171361816-18-311-10-43-6-1
Buffalo Sabres531432735111301877-16-47-16-33-7-0
 
West
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Vegas Golden Knights5136132743517311619-4-217-9-08-2-0
x-Colorado Avalanche5034124723417612420-4-214-8-27-3-0
x-Minnesota Wild5133144703216814019-5-114-9-38-1-1
St. Louis Blues5024197552215015510-11-414-8-36-3-1
Arizona Coyotes5322256501914116612-11-410-14-23-6-1
Los Angeles Kings502024646191331499-12-411-12-24-6-0
San Jose Sharks5220266461514218110-11-310-15-32-6-2
Anaheim Ducks531630739151171696-18-410-12-33-7-0
 
North
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Toronto Maple Leafs5233136723217413616-7-317-6-35-2-3
x-Edmonton Oilers5031172643116313415-10-016-7-27-3-0
Winnipeg Jets5127213572715414511-11-216-10-12-8-0
Montreal Canadiens5124189572314814713-11-211-7-75-5-0
Calgary Flames5022253472113214412-11-110-14-26-4-0
Ottawa Senators5220275451814317812-10-48-17-17-2-1
Vancouver Canucks4619243411612215212-11-27-13-13-7-0
 
Central
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
x-Carolina Hurricanes5235107773117112319-3-416-7-37-0-3
x-Florida Panthers5435145753418015218-5-317-9-28-2-0
x-Tampa Bay Lightning5235143733417213120-6-015-8-37-2-1
Nashville Predators5329222602414614916-10-013-12-26-3-1
Dallas Stars52211714561914413813-7-88-10-65-3-2
Chicago Blackhawks5222246502014817212-11-310-13-33-6-1
Detroit Red Wings5418279451611816412-11-56-16-43-4-3
Columbus Blue Jackets5316251244131261769-8-87-17-41-5-4