Sports : Tuesday, 4/4/17
High School Softball:
Lomira 6, Kettle Moraine Lutheran 6 (Game called due to rain in the 6th inning).
Waupun 4, Beaver Dam 3
Winnebago Lutheran 9, Omro 0
–Kyra Wiechman scores four goals for WLA in the win.
Colorado 7, Milwaukee 5
The Rockies scored twice in the seventh inning and held off the Brewers to spoil Milwaukee’s opening day game at Miller Park. Milwaukee used a five-run fifth inning to jump ahead at 5-4. After Mark Reynolds tied the game in the seventh on a fielder’s choice, Tony Wolters scored from third with two outs on a throwing error by catcher Jett Bandy to give Colorado the lead. Travis Shaw went 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI in the loss for Milwaukee, who saw starting pitcher Junior Guerra exit in the 3rd inning with a calf injury. He’s expected to miss extended time. The Brewers and Rockies play game two of their series tonight, coverage starts at 6:05 on KFIZ.
Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3
Boston 5, Pittsburgh 3
Minnesota 7, Kansas City 1
Cleveland 8, Texas 5
Detroit vs. Chicago White Sox (Postponed)
Joel Berry II had a team-high 22 points and Justin Jackson converted a go-ahead, three-point play with 1:40 remaining to lead North Carolina’s 71-65 win over Gonzaga in the NCAA national championship game. Jackson added a game-clinching slam with 12 seconds left, part of a game-ending, 9-0 run that sent the Tar Heels to their sixth national title. Nigel Williams-Goss paced the Bulldogs with 15 points despite missing 12 of his 17 attempts, part of Gonzaga’s 33-percent shooting performance.
Bucks head coach Jason Kidd was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month, after leading the team to an NBA-best 14 wins in the month of March. Those 14 wins were the most for Milwaukee in a month since February of 1971, when the Bucks went 16-2. Kidd is the sixth head coach in franchise history to win the award, and the first since Scott Skiles in February of 2010.
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the month of March. Antetokounmpo averaged 22.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals per game, in helping lead the Bucks to a 14-4 record. Giannis scored 20 points or more in 13 games and scored over 30 three times, recording five double-doubles. Antetokounmpo is the first Bucks player to earn the award since Michael Redd in January of 2004.
The NHL has decided not to send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The league said no meaningful dialogue had emerged in talks with the NHLPA, International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. The decision has been met by derision from the union and agents who say the NHL is ignoring the marketing opportunities to grow the popularity of the sport and the league.