KFIZ Sports Scoreboard – 9/8/2020

KFIZ Sports Scoreboard: 

Amateur Baseball: 

East Shore League – Championship Series: 

Johnsburg 6, Forest 0

–Trent Nickel had four hits, driving in two runs as Johnsburg won the East Shore League Championship for 2020. Jackson Schroeder and Lucas Muche each had a pair of hits for Forest in the loss. 

Major League Baseball: 


Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 1


Minnesota 6, Detroit 2


Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2


Sports Headlines: 


>>Antetokounmpo’s Status Uncertain As Bucks Try To Prolong Postseason Run

(Lake Buena Vista, FL)  —  The status of Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is uncertain as the team tries to prolong its postseason run.  Trailing three-games-to-one in their best-of-seven series against Miami, coach Mike Budenholzer’s squad tries to avoid elimination again in a 5:30 p-m game on TNT.  Antetokounmpo was in a walking boot at Monday’s practice.  Coach Bud says his superstar will do “everything he can to make himself available” for yet another critical contest.  If Milwaukee comes all the way back from three games down, the Bucks will become the first team in NBA playoff history to do it. Listen to the game starting at 5 pm this evening on KFIZ. 


>>Packers To Work Out Veteran Center Justin Britt In Search For OL Depth

(Green Bay, WI)  —  The Green Bay Packers’ search for depth on the offensive line will bring veteran center Justin Britt to town for a workout this week.  Britt tore his ACL nine months ago and was released by the Seattle Seahawks.  He started at center for Seattle for the last four seasons.  The Packers could use a player like Britt.  They don’t have a true backup center on the roster and are very thin on the offensive line.  Money could be a factor and Green Bay doesn’t have a lot of salary cap space.  Before he was cut, Britt was scheduled to make eight-and-a-half million dollars this season.


>>Brewers Lineup Doesn’t Offer Much Protection For Slugger Yelich

(Detroit, MI)  —  The Detroit Tigers will be very aware of the threat offered by Milwaukee slugger Christian Yelich when the two teams meet tonight (Tuesday).  Adrian Houser will be the Brewers’ starting pitcher at Comerica Park.  Over the last two seasons, Yelich has been as effective as any hitter in Major League Baseball.  So far this season he is hitting .201, but still has the power stroke with nine home runs.  The difference may be the last of productive batters around him in the Milwaukee lineup.  Last year, Mike Moustakas, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames combined for 88 homers.  This year, all are gone.  That’s the challenge for the last 21 games of the season – doing the same damage without the same help.


>>UW Athletic Director Says More Meetings About Football’s Return Will Be Held

(Madison, WI)  —  University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez can’t promise there will be Big Ten Conference football sometime in the next few months.  Even if he could, he might not know what that would look like.  Alvarez is chairman of the return to competition task force for the conference.  He says that the task force is working with doctors to gather information and, hopefully, reschedule the football season at some point.  There are a number of plans to make that happen.  Wisconsin is staring at a loss of more than 100 million dollars this year if it doesn’t happen.


>>Busy Hunting Season Expected – Despite Pandemic

(Madison, WI)  —  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is expecting a busy hunting season this year – despite the coronavirus pandemic.  Archery and crossbow deer hunting seasons open Saturday.  Because hunting is a solitary, outdoor activity, it has a strong appeal during a pandemic.  The DNR says deer tag sales have been comparable to past years, though that activity usually picks up closer to gun deer season.  Some stores are experiencing difficulty maintaining adequate supplies of hunting equipment due to an increase in demand and disruptions in the supply chain.  Gun deer season opens November 21st.  Hunters are being advised to buy their ammunition now.