KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 7/20/18
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 6, Kenosha 5
–Cole Zabowski went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI for the Dock Spiders as they move in to a first place tie with the Kingfish with the win Thursday night. The two teams meet again tonight – first pitch at 6:35 from Herr Baker Field.
Green Bay 8, Battle Creek 2
Rockford 3, Lakeshore 2 (Game 1)
Lakeshore 7, Rockford 2 (Game 2)
Madison 9, Wisconsin Rapids 3
Kalamazoo 5, Wisconsin 3
La Crosse at Willmar (PPD)
Eau Claire at St. Cloud (PPD)
Major League Baseball:
Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 6
The Brewers open the second half of the season with a three-game series against the LA Dodgers at Miller Park. The Brewers are 55-43, good for second place in the National League Central three games back of the Cubs. The Dodgers are in first place in the National League West with a record of 53-43. The NL West is a very tight race, with Arizona just a half game back of the Dodgers, Colorado two games back and San Francisco four games back. Wade Miley gets the start for Milwaukee tonight while the Dodgers will send Rich Hill to the mound. Coverage begins on KFIZ at 6:35 with first pitch at 7:10.
Minor League Baseball:
Wisconsin 1, Dayton 0
–The Timber Rattlers win on a walk-off sacrifice fly over the Dragons. Brewers catcher Manny Pina – on a rehab assignment with the Timber Rattlers – went 1 for 3 at the plate as the Designated Hitter.
The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools. The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of “subject matter experts” to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state laws, and the use of integrity services. NCAA leadership has already called for federal regulation on sports betting. NCAA rules prohibit sports wagering by athletes and athletic department employees. The Supreme Court opened the door for states to have legal wagering on sporting events when it struck down a federal ban in May. Schools in some states such as West Virginia, Mississippi and New Jersey are already exploring the possibility of collecting integrity fees in anticipation of legal sports books opening in their states. The NCAA Board of Governors has already suspended the association’s ban on holding championships in states with legalized sports betting, a policy that only affected Nevada.