Brewers Win Cactus League Opener
Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in his first Spring Training at-bat as the Brewers cruised by Oakland 11-3 on Thursday. Juan Francisco also hit a pair of solo homers in the win. Marco Estrada gave up two earned runs in two innings to notch the win. Wily Peralta also pitched two scoreless innings for Milwaukee. Yovani Gallardo gets the start today for the Brewers as they take on the Giants. You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ. Coverage begins at 1:55pm with the first pitch at 2:05pm.
Indiana 101 Milwaukee 96 – Knight 23, Middleton 22
Marquette 75Georgetown 73
Green Bay 71 Oakland 63 – Phoenix clinch outright Horizon title
Milwaukee 68 Detroit 62
Fond du Lac senior Michael Wilson will make his junior hockey debut this weekend with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. Wilson was drafted by Omaha last year and remained their property. After Fondy got knocked out of the playoffs last week, the organization called and he will be with the team this weekend during their series in Green Bay against the Gamblers.
The WIAA boys basketball tournament continues tonight with Regional Semifinal action. St. Mary’s Springs hosts Howards Grove in a Division Four matchup. You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ. It streams at kfiz.com and you can listen to it on your mobile device via Tune-In Radio. Ledger basketball is presented by BCI Burke Company and the playoffs are brought to you by Taco Bell.
Thursday, February 27th
Appleton West 43 Fond du Lac 31
St. Mary’s Springs 57 North Fond du Lac 40
WLA 54 Laconia 49 – M. Schwartz 14
Lomira 46 Omro 38
KML 80 Mayville 41
Campbellsport 51 Sheboygan Falls 45
Waupun 54 Two Rivers 40
New Holstein 64 Kewaskum 59
St. Mary’s Centeral 41 Chilton 34
Little Chute 62 Ripon 29
Oshkosh Lourdes 54 CWC 19
WIAA Boys Basketball
Regional Semifinals – Friday, February 28th
Appleton East @ Neenah
Appleton North @ Appleton West
Wisconsin Rapids @ Oshkosh North
Oshkosh West @ Stevens Point
Sheboygan South @ Kimberly
Kaukauna @ Pulaski
Menasha @ Seymour
Friday, February 28th
Watertown Luther Prep @ Laconia
Columbus @ Ripon
Chilton @ Lux-Casco
WLA @ Ootsburg
Howards Grove @ St. Mary’s Springs – on KFIZ
Rio @ CWC
Division One – 182
Brady Hanson of Fort Atkinson beat Fond du Lac’s Jason Toshner 6-5. Toshner’s season ends at 37-6.
Division Two – 106
Campbellsport’s Alex Costello had a first round bye and will face Wrightstown’s Michael Bannach Friday morning.
Division Two – 113
Campbellsport’s Bennett Marchant lost to Sparta’s Christian Lamon 13-9.
Division Two – 152
Ripon’s Ben Pulvermacher stopped Lodi’s Casey Persike 18-11 and will face Johnny Chamberlain of Chetek on Friday morning.
Division Two – 195
Ripon’s Brady Jacobson got pinned by Lux-Caso’s Dan Dorner at 5:18
Division Three – 113
Laconia’s Alec Potter had a first round bye and will face Stratford’s Anthony Glinecki on Friday morning.
Division Three – 120
WLA’s Luke Meihack beat Phil Sersch of Stratford 3-0 and will face Riverdale’s Bradon Roen on Friday morning.
Division Three – 138
Lomira’s Mitch Garriety lost to Shiocton’s Austin Riehl 13-4
Division Three – 145
Laconia’s Zach Coffeen stopped Wyatt Hansen of Boyceville 14-7. He will face Jared Roen of Riverdale on Friday. Also Lomira’s Casey Seltrecht had a first round bye and faces Waterloo’s Ben Lincks today.
Division Three – 152
New Holstein’s Cole Fritsch had a first round bye and will face Wyatt Weiller of Auburndale today.
Division Three – 170
Lomira’s Jordan Michael had a first round bye and will face Iowa-Grant’s Brian Halverson on Friday morning.
Division Three – 220
Laconia’s Eli Moses pinned Chant Labino of Clear Lake in 1:50 and will face Chase Nattestad of Westby on Friday morning.
Division Three – 285
Laconia’s Nick Zimmerman was pinned by North Crawford’s Noah Brown in 2:39.