KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 8/14/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 16, Wisconsin 6
–Kollyn All went 3-for-4 at the plate, driving in six runs as the Dock Spiders crushed the Woodchucks in Wausau Thursday night. The two teams play again tonight at Herr Baker Field in Fond du Lac, first pitch is 6:35 pm.
La Crosse 3, Green Bay 0
Wisconsin Rapids 10, Rockford 0
Kenosha 7, K-Town 2 (Game 1)
Kenosha 5, K-Town 2 (Game 2)
Major League Baseball:
Chicago Cubs 4, Milwaukee 2
–Justin Smoak provided the only offense for the Brewers as they dropped game one of the weekend series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field Thursday night. Smoak hit a solo home run in the 7th and drove in a run with a ground rule double in the ninth for Milwaukee, while the rest of the lineup struggled to make any noise against Cubs starter Yu Darvish, who took a no-hitter into the 7th, while striking out 11. Game two of the series is tonight, with Brandon Woodruff going against Tyler Chatwood. First pitch is 7:15.
Pittsburgh 9, Cincinnati 6
Memphis 119, Milwaukee 106
–Two Grizzlies had triple-doubles to lead the way as Memphis took care of Milwaukee Thursday afternoon in the final seeding game in Orlando. Jonas Valanciunas scored 26 points, grabbed 19 rebounds and had 12 assists while rookie star Ja Morant scored 12 points and added 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the win. Brook Lopez scored 19 points, while Frank Mason had 18 points in the loss for the Bucks, who finished with a 3-and-5 record in the eight seeding games. Up next is the playoffs, where the top-seeded Bucks play the Orlando Magic. A day and time for game one has yet to be announced.
Western Conference Playoffs – 1st Round:
Las Vegas 4, Chicago 3 (OT)
–Golden Knights lead the series 2-0
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(Columbus, OH) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day is among Big Ten coaches coming up with plans of their own for a spring football season. Day says games could start in early January and wrap up in April, just before the 2021 NFL Draft. On Thursday, Purdue coach Jeff Brohm offered a more detailed proposal, with an eight-game season kicking off February 27th and ending April 17th. Then, to give players time to physically recover, the fall 2021 season would start in October and run through December 11th.
>>Horizon League Announces Postponement Of Fall Sports
(Indianapolis, IN) — Officials with the Horizon League have announced the postponement of all fall sports this year. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be sidelined. The decision comes a day after the Big East made the same announcement and two days after the Big Ten and Pac-12 called everything off. The Thursday announcement affects men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis.