KFIZ Sports Scoreboard & Sports Headlines – 8/5/2020
KFIZ Sports Scoreboard:
Northwoods League Baseball:
Fond du Lac 8, Wisconsin 0
–Parker Noland had four hits to lead the offense as the Dock Spiders shutout the Woodchucks to win their eighth game in a row. The two teams play tonight at Herr Baker Field in Fond du Lac – first pitch is 6:35 pm.
Wisconsin Rapids 4, La Crosse 3
Major League Baseball:
Chicago White Sox 3, Milwaukee 2
–The Brewers couldn’t hold onto the lead again, and fell to the White Sox at Miller Park Tuesday night. Ben Gamel’s two run homer gave Milwaukee a lead in the fifth, then Eloy Jimenez blasted a two-run home run to tie the game in the 6th. Jose Abreu’s RBI single in the 7th put the White Sox in front for good. The series shifts to Chicago tonight – first pitch is 7:10 pm
Chicago Cubs 5, Kansas City 4
Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 3
Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 2
St. Louis at Detroit (Postponed, COVID)
Brooklyn 119, Milwaukee 116
–Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 16 points, but sat much of the contest as the Bucks lost to a depleted Nets team in the bubble in Orlando Tuesday afternoon. Giannis and Khris Middleton each played just 16 minutes in the loss, while Brook Lopez and Wesley Matthews did not play. Milwaukee is back in action Thursday afternoon against Miami.
Western Conference Qualifying Round:
Vancouver 4, Minnesota 3
–Series tied 1-1
>>Beloit Baseball Team Looks For A New Name To Go With New Stadium
(Beloit, WI) — Coming up with a new name for the Beloit minor league baseball team ought to be a snap. The team is getting a new stadium for the 2021 season and it’s giving fans in southern Wisconsin a chance to choose its new name. General Manager Jeff Gray says a new era for baseball is coming next year and the team formerly called the “Snappers” wants to have a name that represents the fans in the stands. Suggestions can be submitted online at snappersbaseball.com, with submissions collected through August 18th. Gray says all options will be considered.
>>Davante Adams: Packers In “A Really Good Spot” At Receiver Position
(Green Bay, WI) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams says his team is in “a really good spot” when it comes to the receiver position entering the 2020 season. The veteran Adams admits he was as surprised as anyone when the Packers failed to use a draft pick at wide receiver in April, but he says a lot of young ones already on the team are about to come into their own. He says they are improving physically, while getting comfortable with the offense, mastering the finer details of the job and getting on the same page with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. As to pick one current Packers receiver capable of breaking out, Adams points quickly to Allen Lazard – who caught 35 passes for 477 yards last season. He also mentions Equanimeous St. Brown and Marquez Valdes-Scantling as pass catchers ready to step it up.
>>Time Growing Short For NFL Players To Decide To Opt-Out
(Undated) — The deadline for NFL players to opt-out of the 2020 season is set for Thursday. The NFL Players Association agreed to move up the date in exchange for concessions in their final agreement with the league. Several players have voiced their frustration with the charge, saying the league doesn’t want more of them to opt-out of the season. The only Green Bay Packers player to opt-out so far is 26-year-old wide receiver Devin Funchess.
>>2019 Big Ten Receiver Of The Year Bateman Opting Out Of 2021 Season
(Minneapolis, MN) — Wisconsin defensive backs won’t have to cover Minnesota star wideout Rashod Bateman in 2020. The 2019 Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year is opting out of this season with Golden Gophers due to COVID-19 concerns. Bateman will not return to the University of Minnesota and plans to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Bateman burned the Badgers secondary for a 51-yard touchdown in the Gophers 38-17 loss to U-W in the final regular season Big Ten game of 2019.