KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 8/16/18

Northwoods League Baseball:

Summer Collegiate World Series:

Fond du Lac 3, Duluth 0

–Connor Cook tossed a complete-game shutout as the Dock Spiders are now one win away from their first ever Northwoods League title after beating Duluth in game one of the Summer Collegiate World Series at Herr Baker Field Wednesday night. Cook, from UW-La Crosse, gave up just three hits and struck out seven batters in the win. Cole Zabowski led the way on offense for the Dock Spiders with three hits – including a double and two RBI. Game two of the series is tonight in Duluth, first pitch is 7:05 pm, listen on KFIZ and KFIZ.com.

Major League Baseball:

National League:

Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 4

–Junior Guerra got lit up for seven runs on nine hits in just 3 & ⅔ innings as the Cubs took game two of the short series at Wrigley Field Wednesday afternoon. A two-run homer from Anthony Rizzo in the first inning set the tone for the day, as the Cubs led 4-0 after three innings, then extended that lead to 7-2 in the fourth. Mike Moustakas had three hits to pace the Brewers in the loss. Milwaukee is off today and heads to St. Louis for a three-game series starting tomorrow night.

St. Louis 4, Washington 2

American League:

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 5

Toronto 6, Kansas City 5


Minnesota 6, Pittsburgh 4

Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 3

Baseball News:

The Milwaukee Brewers are casting doubt on Jimmy Nelson’s chances of returning this season. Nelson had shoulder surgery in September after he got hurt diving back to first after rounding the base on a single. It was a tough conclusion to a breakout year for the right-hander, who went 12-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts. The 29-year-old Nelson has been working out, but he is running out of time. “Jimmy pitching for us this year is unlikely,” manager Craig Counsell said before Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Counsell added that it is not because of set back, just because of the pace of his rehab. “We’re not ruling it 100 percent out, probably best goal is to just get him into a competitive situation before he shuts it down for the offseason. But I think at this point, pitching for us, the timetable to get there just doesn’t seem likely.”


Minor League Baseball:

Burlington 7, Wisconsin 1