KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 8/22/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
High School Sports:
St. Mary’s Springs/North Fond du Lac 5, Mayville 2
–The Ledger/Oriole Team got wins from three of four singles players and two of three doubles teams to win the match over Mayville.
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 9, Green Bay 4
–The Dock Spiders scored four runs in the seventh inning for a comeback win over the Booyah at Herr Baker Field in a divisional playoff game Friday night. Matt Bottcher went 4-for-4 at the plate for Fondy, who will play for the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod Championship tonight against La Crosse. First pitch is 6:35 pm from Herr Baker Field.
La Crosse 1, Wisconsin Rapids 0
Kenosha 18, K-Town 0
Major League Baseball:
Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 2
–Ben Gamel did most of the work for the Brewers offense, going 3-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Christian Yelich added a solo home run in the eighth inning – his seventh of the season. Game two of the series is this afternoon – first pitch is 3:05 pm. Listen following Bucks Basketball on KFIZ.
Chicago White Sox 10, Chicago Cubs 1
Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 2
Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2
Detroit 10, Cleveland 5
>>Brewers Celebrate Counsell’s 50th Birthday
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Brewers manager Craig Counsell turned 50 years old in the air early Friday between Minneapolis and Pittsburgh. The team “celebrated” by waking him up just past midnight while in the middle of the flight from Minnesota to Pennsylvania. Counsell said, “It was actually how I knew I was 50 because I was really tired and felt old and half asleep by midnight. I wasn’t really sure what was going on because I was half-asleep, but I celebrated with a cupcake, yeah.” There was also a Happy Birthday announcement from the cockpit. The team put together a star-studded video that included players like Hall of Famer Jim Thome and longtime major league pitcher C-C Sabathia and friends wishing him well. The Pirates ran the video on the left-field scoreboard during Milwaukee’s batting practice.
>>Milwaukee Bucks Face Orlando Magic in Game 3 of Playoffs
(Lake Buena Vista, FL) — The Milwaukee Bucks look to take the series lead when they meet the Orlando Magic in game three of the playoffs in the NBA bubble (Saturday 12 p-m). Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 20 rebounds and Brook Lopez added 20 in a 111-96 victory in game two Thursday night. Nikola Vucevic had a game-high 32 points for the Magic. The Bucks are admitting 250 fans into the Fiserv Forum to watch today’s matchup on the big screen. There will be social distancing in the arena. Game four is set for Monday at the Walt Disney World complex in Florida. Listen to today’s game starting with pregame coverage at 11:30 on KFIZ.
>>Safety Amos Ready to Lead Packers Secondary
(Green Bay, WI) — Veteran safety Adrian Amos is expected to take on more of a leadership role in 2020 with the departure of Tramon Williams. Twenty-seven-year-old Amos said, “It’s a little different without Tramon in the room, now everybody calls me the oldhead.” He has two interceptions in just four practices during training camp. Amos downplayed the picks saying, “a couple of good balls are thrown my way and we are just capitalizing on the back end.” He says there’s an emphasis on getting turnovers, “so coach loves to say catch the ones that are coming your way.” The Packers secondary is clicking and could be much improved this season. Defensive backs coach Jerry Gray says cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King can be really good and hopefully this will be a breakout year for them. Gray also said Darnell Savage is ready for another step in his second NFL season.
>>Minnesota Vikings Prepare For US Bank Stadium Without Fans
(Eagan, MN) — It looks like there won’t be fans in U-S Bank Stadium for the Vikings season opener against the Packers on September 13th. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters having to play without fans early “really stinks.” The team plans to provide an update about fans at home games next week. The Packers will not have fans at Lambeau Field for their first two games. No decision has been made about attendance for Green Bay’s third home game which is a November 1st rematch with Minnesota. The Detroit Lions will also not allow fans at Ford Field to begin the season. Kansas City is reducing capacity at Arrowhead Stadium to 22 percent or about 16-thousand fans to start the Chiefs’ defense of the Super Bowl.
>>Former Badgers Getting Ready For NFL Season In Training Camps
(Miami, FL) — Good news for two out of the three former Wisconsin Badgers who are getting ready for the NFL season in their teams’ training camps. Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Joe Schobert is expected to earn a starting spot there. He signed with the Florida team after four successful seasons in Cleveland. Rookie running back Jonathan Taylor is lighting it up with the Indianapolis Colts. The record-setting speedster is already an important part of the Colts offense. Former Badger linebacker Vince Biegel was being counted on as a starter by the Miami Dolphins, but he’ll miss the season. Biegel has suffered a torn ACL.