Sports – Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
The Fond du Lac Babe Ruth baseball team is still alive in the U16-18 World Series in Covington, Alabama. The Bombers stopped Mid-County, Texas 7-6 on Monday. Al Kaphengst went 2×4 with 4 RBI in the win. Fondy finished pool play at 2-2 and qualifies them for the six team, single elimination, bracketed tournament and a chance at a national championship. Fond du Lac will play Mobile, Alabama tonight at 7pm in the national quarterfinals.
St. Louis rallied for an 8-5 win over the Brewers at Miller Park on Monday night. The Brewers took a 5-4 lead in the 7th on a two run shot by Aramis Ramirez, but the Cards came back to score 4 times in the 8th. Brandon Kintzler got charged with all four runs and was hung with the loss. Starter Marco Estrada gave up 4 runs and 8 hits in six innings of work. The series continues tonight as Kyle Lohse takes on Lance Lynn. Coverage begins at 6:35pm on KFIZ.
The Packers get back on the practice field today as they get ready for preseason game #3 on Friday night against Seattle at Lambeau. It’s a big week for the bottom of the roster as the team must cut down to 75 players this weekend.
The Badger football team is about a week and a half away from their season opener against Massachusetts at Camp Randall on August 31st. Head Coach Gary Andersen still hasn’t named a starting quarterback as Curt Phillips, Joel Stave, and transfer Tanner McEvoy battle for the job. You’re home for Wisconsin Badger football all season ling is News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.
High School Football
The high school football season kicks off this weekend and KFIZ will have you covered. On Friday night at 5:30pm, we’ll zip around the area and chat with a handful of coaches about how their team is getting ready for the season with the Backyard Grill Kickoff Show. At 6:30pm, we’ll head to Fruth Field as Fond du Lac hosts Appleton North in a non-conference game. The kickoff is set for 7pm. On Saturday night, St. Mary’s Springs hosts Sheboygan Falls in their season opener. Coverage on Saturday begins at 6:30pm. Ledger football on KFIZ is presented by BCI Burke Company.
Tuckers Prep Picks
Once again you can show your knowledge of high school football with the Tuckers Prep Picks at kfiz.com. Just go to kfiz.com and pick who you think will win five selected games each week. If you pick the most winners, you could win a $10 gift card to Tuckers. If you pick the most winners during the entire season, you could win a $100 gift card to Tuckers. It’s the Tuckers Prep Picks at kfiz.com.