Sports – Thursday, April 25th, 2013
The Brewers 9 game win streak ended last night with a 2-1 loss in San Diego. The game ended in bizarre fashion. With a runner on 2nd and two out, Martin Maldonado fouled a ball off of his body. The ump ruled he had already left the batters box and called him out. Replay showed he was still in the batters box. Edinson Volquez pitched 5 hit ball over seven scoreless innings to notch the win. Marco Estrada gave up just 2 runs over six and a third innings to get hung with the loss. The Brewers take today off and open up a series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday night.
Reds 1 Cubs 0
Pit 5 Phi 3
StL 4 Wash 2
Oklahoma City 105 Houston 102 – Thunder lead 2-0
Indiana 113 Atlanta 98 – Pacers up 2-0
San Antonio 102 Lakers 91 – Spurs up 2-0
Bucks Host Heat
The NBA Playoffs return to Milwaukee tonight as the Bucks host Miami at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The Heat took the first two games of the series. Coverage begins at 5:40pm with the tip at 6pm on KFIZ.
The NFL Draft begins tonight with the first round in primetime. Green Bay has 8 selections including the 26th pick in the first round. GM Ted Thompson likes to have lots of selections and with the talent pool deep, there’s a good chance the Packers will trade down to pick up a few more picks. Kansas City has the #1 overall pick followed by Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia.
The Packers released RB Brandon Saine and linebacker DJ Smith on Wednesday. Saine and Smith both suffered knee injuries last season. The team also had RB Cedric Benson in for a visit on Wednesday. Benson injured his foot last season in Green Bay and is an unrestricted free agent.
Badgers In Draft
The Badgers have three players that are locks to get drafted over the next few days. Running back Montee Ball and OL Travis Frederick could go in the 2nd or 3rd rounds. OL Rick Wagner will also be a mid-round pick. DB Shelton Jones, LB Mike Taylor, DB Marcus Cromartie, and DB Devin Smith could possibly be taken late.
Papermakers’s Klein In Draft
Kimberly native AJ Klein will get drafted at some point over the next few days. Klein played linebacker for Iowa State.
WLA’s Eric Schroeder, Lomira’s Mike Dean, and Pardeeville’s Nick Satina all fired 77 to tie for the lead in the Oriole-Ledger Invite on Wednesday at Rolling Meadows. Schroeder won the event via tie-breaker. Ripon won the D1 event, Pardeeville won the D2 event via tie-breaker over St. Mary’s Springs, and Markesan took the D3 event.
Fond du Lac at a 27 team invite in Menomonee Falls. Mitch Cardinal paced Fondy with an 83. Joe Wright had an 86.
WIAA Rejects Summer Contact Plan
The WIAA membership voted down an proposal to allow high school basketball and volleyball coaches to have unlimited contact with their players in the summer.
Game 1: Marian 5 Edgewood 2
Game 2: Edgewood 13 Marian 5 – 5 innings