Sports : Tuesday, 6/20/17
St. Mary’s Springs earned Honorable Mention Academic All-State honors as a team in Division 3. The Ledgers earned the honor by having a team GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Northwoods League (North):
Eau Claire 11, La Crosse 1
The Dock Spiders are back in action today with a day-night/home-away doubleheader against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Fondy will host Green Bay later this morning at 11:35 at Herr Baker Field, then travel to Green Bay for a 7:05 pm first pitch this evening.
Major League Baseball:
Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 1
–Travis Shaw’s home run in the second inning was the only run the Brewers could push across in their loss to the Pirates at Miller Park Monday night. Shaw’s leadoff homer in the 2nd set a franchise mark with the Brewers, scoring their 16th consecutive run with the long ball.
Pirates starter Gerrit Cole allowed just that one run and three hits in seven innings on the mound for Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen went 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI in the win for the Pirates. Game two of the series is tonight, coverage begins at 6:05, first pitch at 6:40 on KFIZ.
Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego 2
Seattle 6, Detroit 2
Kansas City 4, Boston 2
Cleveland 12, Baltimore 0
Cincinnati 7, Tampa Bay 3
The Milwaukee Bucks formally introduced Jon Horst as their next general manager at a news conference at the team’s headquarters. Horst had been the Bucks’ director of basketball operations since 2008, serving as one of former GM John Hammond’s key lieutenants. Now Horst is replacing Hammond who left to take the GM role in Orlando.
As the Bucks get ready for this week’s NBA Draft, they continue to work out players, including local talent. Zak Showalter is the latest former Wisconsin Badgers basketball player to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks. Showalter took part in workouts on Monday. The fan favorite at Wisconsin was part of a senior class that went to two Final Fours. He was a two-year starter. He probably won’t get drafted, though any time in front of NBA scouts and executives might help his career. The Bucks also need to stock a roster for their new NBA Developmental League team in Oshkosh, which is scheduled to start play this fall. The Bucks have brought in other former Badgers, as well prospects from Marquette, for draft workouts. The NBA draft is Thursday.