KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 7/19/18
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 3, Rockford 2
–Troy Black and Alex Erro each had two hits, while Jon Young, one of the Dock Spiders’ two All-Star representatives pitched a complete game in the win over Rockford Wednesday at Herr Baker Field. Young allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out four batters. The win was Fondy’s 30th of the year and their 6th sweep of the season. Fondy welcomes Kenosha to town for a two game series starting tonight – first pitch is 6:35 pm. Listen on KFIZ and KFIZ.com.
Green Bay 7, Kenosha 3
Madison 3, Lakeshore 0
Wisconsin 2, Battle Creek 1
Wisconsin Rapids 12, Kalamazoo 1
Willmar 8, La Crosse 6
Eau Claire 7, Waterloo 0
Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday. MLB announced that the commissioner’s office would require Hader to participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives in addition to the sensitivity training. In a statement, Brewers general manager David Stearns said the team would continue to work through the issue with Hader. Stearns said those who have come to know Hader feel the sentiments in the tweets do not represent his beliefs, calling him a good teammate and contributor to the Brewers in every way. Several of Hader’s tweets from 2011 and 2012 came to light Tuesday night while Hader was pitching in the All-Star Game. Hader learned of the situation when he left the game, apologized and took responsibility for the tweets, saying they did not reflect his values or the person he is now.
Minor League Baseball:
Wisconsin 6, Dayton 4
–Brewers starter Freddy Peralta pitched two innings, allowing a run on one hit while striking out five in a short start with the Timber Rattlers. Brewer reliever Matt Albers – who is on a rehab assignment – tossed one inning of scoreless baseball in relief.
The Green Bay Packers are the 26th most valuable sports franchise in the world according to Forbes Magazine. Forbes released its annual ranking of the world’s top-50 most valuable franchises Wednesday – with the Packers coming in at #26 with a value of $2.55 billion. The Dallas Cowboys top the list for the third straight year – with a value of $4.8 billion. Three soccer teams and the New York Yankees round out the top five. The NFL had all but three of its teams make the top 50, with Cincinnati, Detroit and Buffalo failing to make the list. Neither the Brewers nor the Bucks made the top 50.
Former Fond du Lac golfer Joe DuChateau has qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. DuChateau posted rounds of a 71 and a 69 finished a two-day qualifying tournament at Mascoutin Country Club in Berlin at four under par. DuChateau and Brian Ohr of Wheeling, Illinois were the only two golfers to finish under par for the tournament. The U.S. Amateur tournament is August 13th through the 19th.