KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 10/16/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
High School Sports:
Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Stockbridge 0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-14)
Central Wisconsin Christian 3, Williams Bay 1 (25-16, 25-17, 19-25, 25-10)
St. Lawrence Seminary 1, Omro 0
New Holstein 1, Sheboygan Falls 0
American League Championship Series:
Houston 4, Tampa Bay 3
–Carlos Correa’s walk-off home run in the ninth made the Astros a winner in Game Five of the ALCS against the Rays. Tampa Bay still needs one win to advance to the World Series, while Houston can force a game seven with a win tonight.
National League Championship Series:
Atlanta 10, LA Dodgers 2
–Marcell Ozuna homered twice – part of a four hit, four RBI night – as the Braves blasted the Dodgers in Game Four. Atlanta can win the NLCS and advance to the World Series with a win tonight in Game Five.
>>Packers Defense Better, But Isn’t Creating Turnovers
(Green Bay, WI) — Coaches and players with the Green Bay Packers are confident they will begin creating turnovers. It just hasn’t happened yet. The Packer defense has only caused three turnovers in four games. It’s on a pace to come up with just half of the 25 turnovers created last season. Green Bay has had success in other areas and the offense still hasn’t turned the ball over once. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says his players have improved since last year and he’s seen a lot of near-turnovers. Can they take the ball away against a future Hall of Fame quarterback like Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Maybe. He’s been intercepted four times, including two pick-sixes, and has fumbled four times, losing one.
>>Pay Reduction Extended For UW Coaches, Top-Paid Athletic Department Officials
(Madison, WI) — The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is asking its highest-paid employees to extend a voluntary pay cut. Two dozen – including football coach Paul Chryst, basketball coach Greg Gard, and athletic director Barry Alvarez — agreed to a 15-percent pay cut in May, lasting through October. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to create losses of 60-to-70 million dollars. Now, the department wants to extend the pay reduction through late February. With a contract worth more than four-point-two million dollars, Chryst will give up more than 400 thousand dollars from his paycheck – if the reduction isn’t extended again.
>>Bucks Expected To Go After Sacramento Kings Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic
(Milwaukee, WI) — The numbers match up and the Bucks might have the players Sacramento wants. A writer with The Athletic says Milwaukee could try to work a trade for shooting and playmaking guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. That could be a big step toward convincing Giannis Antetokounmpo his team is serious about improving and continuing to be an NBA title contender. It would likely be a sign-and-trade deal. Who would general manager Jon Horst have to give up? Names like Robin Lopez, D-J Wilson, and Donte DiVincenzo are being floated around. DiVincenzo would probably be too much to give away for Bogdanovic, so more players on both sides could be added. The Bucks do have the 24th pick in the next NBA Draft.
>>First You Clean Off The Bench, Then You Get The Right Guys To Sit There
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Milwaukee Brewers didn’t get a lot of help from their bench during the shortened 2020 season. As they go shopping for more hitting, some players have to go. FanSided-dot-com is pointing at infielders Ryon Healy, Jace Peterson, and Eric Sogard. Healy only got seven at-bats during the regular season and couldn’t crack the lineup – even when starting first baseman Justin Smoak was hitting a buck-76. Peterson is versatile, playing a lot of positions, but he’s not a strong defender at any of them and hit only .200 this year. Sogard is a good guy, a leader, and a solid defender. If you keep one of the three, he’s the one, but the 34-year-old hit only .209. Not only do the Brewers need to find some power somewhere, they need better backups to keep qualifying for the postseason.