Sports – July 26th, 2016
Jordan Baitinger has been named the new head baseball coach at Marian University. Baitinger was promoted to the position from the role of pitching coach, which he served as for the past four seasons. Jason Bartelt, who served as Marian’s head coach for the past 15 seasons and the last two years as Athletic Director in a dual capacity, will take on the Athletic Director role full-time.
The Brewers hit four home runs and roughed up Diamondbacks pitcher Braden Shipley in his MLB debut in a 7-2 win over Arizona at Miller Park Monday evening. Scooter Gennett, Johnathan Villar, Martin Maldonado and pinch hitter Andy Wilkins all went yard for the crew, who bounced back after a tough loss to Chicago on Sunday. Chase Anderson earned the win, he’s now 5-10 on the year. Game two of that series is tonight, with a 6:35 pregame, 7:10 first pitch on News/Talk 1450 KFIZ.
The Lake County Captains earned a 6-2 victory over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Monday afternoon at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium. The Captains led 6-0 at one point in the contest, before the Timber Rattlers scored a run in the sixth and in the eighth. Wisconsin is off today and opens a series at Clinton on Wednesday evening.
The Packers open their 2016 Training Camp today. The team hits the field at 8:15 this morning to begin workouts and preparations for the 2016 season. Their first preseason game is August 7th, when they’ll play the Colts in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
Receiver Greg Jennings says he’s retiring after a decade in the NFL. Jennings, in a video posted on social media, says “football is over. I’m done.” The 32-year-old Jennings finishes his career with 571 catches for 8,291 yards and 64 touchdowns. He spent last season with the Miami Dolphins, making just 19 catches for 208 yards and a score, playing in all 16 games. Jennings also spent two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. But he’s best known for his seven years with the Green Bay Packers. Jennings caught two touchdowns from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Packers’ 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45 on Feb. 6, 2011.
Badgers running back Corey Clement was one of ten Big Ten conference players to earn preseason recognition Monday at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. Five representatives each from the east and west divisions were selected by a media panel. Joining Clement on the west division honor roll are Quarterback CJ Beathard and Defensive Dack Desmond King of Iowa, and Running Back Justin Jackson and Linebacker Anthony Walker Junior of Northwestern. This is the second consecutive season Clement has been named a preseason honoree by the conference.