Sports – Monday, August 1st, 2016
Waupun Legion Baseball is class A state champions. Post 210 defeated Prairie Du Chien in their first game Sunday 4-3 and then beat.Viroqua.12-7 to claim the title. Waupun qualifies for the Central Plains Division 2 regional tournament that will be held in Waupun starting Thursday. Viroqua and Menasha also qualified for the Central Plains regional.
In the East Shore League yesterday:
St. Cloud 12, Chilton 2
Mt. Calvary 6, Forest 0
Johnsburg 4,.Marytown 3
Cleveland 9, St. Peter 7
The Brewers completed a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. Keon Broxton and Chris Carter hit home runs and Hernan Perez continued to hit the ball well, going 2 for 4 in the game. Jonathan Lucroy appeared as a pinch hitter and flew out to right in what could be his final game as a member of the Brewers. Matt Garza got the win, he’s now 2-4, Jeremy Jeffress earned his 27th save of the season. Milwaukee heads to the west coast to open a series in San Diego tonight. Pregame at 8:35, first pitch 9:10 on KFIZ.
Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy blocked his proposed trade to the Cleveland Indians. Lucroy said he wasn’t going to go into the details behind his decision, but the long term is more important than the short term for him and his family. The teams had reached a preliminary agreement on a deal to send Lucroy, a two-time All-Star, to the Indians. Milwaukee general manager David Stearns says the Brewers will move on after Lucroy refused to waive the no-trade provision in his contract. He says there’s no chance of re-working a deal with Cleveland. Cleveland, which leads the AL Central, has been looking for a catcher since Yan Gomes separated his shoulder earlier in July.
The Packers held their annual Family Night practice in front of over 66-thousand fans at Lambeau Field on Sunday night. The team now begins preparation for their first preseason game Sunday night against Indianapolis in Canton, Ohio. They’ll practice at 6:15 this evening at Ray Nitschke Field.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway was postponed until today because of rain. The race will run at 10am central time. Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole and Kurt Busch tries to sweep Pocono in the track’s second Monday race of the season. Rain also delayed the June Pocono race a day. NASCAR said this was the first time a track had two rain-postponed races in the same season. This was NASCAR’s 10th postponed race since 2011.
Jimmy Walker shot a bogey-free, 3-under-par 67 Sunday to win the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club, becoming the fourth first-time major champion this year. Walker, who was in the lead after every round, finished at 14-under 266, one shot ahead of defending champion Jason Day who closed with a 67 that included an eagle 3 on No 18. Daniel Summerhays was third at 10 under after a 66 while there was a three-way tie for fourth at 9 under.