Sports – Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
From Sunday, Cleveland won the East Shore League championship with an 8-4 win over Mount Calvary in the deciding game three of the best of three championship series. Nick Reschke earned the win for Cleveland and went 3 for 5 in the game. Matt Wells took the loss on the mound for Mount Calvary, he went 4 for 5 in the contest.
Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks threw six strong innings and the Chicago Cubs broke away late to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Monday. Pinch hitter Chris Coghlan delivered a go-ahead single in a two-run seventh. He stayed in the game and got a two-run single in a four-run eighth for the NL Central leaders. Hendricks gave up one run — on Chris Carter’s 33rd homer in the 2nd inning — and five hits in six innings, and left with a 2.07 ERA. He is 5-0 with a 1.30 ERA over his last seven starts. It was 1-all in the seventh when Zach Davies retired the first two batters. Miguel Montero then doubled, setting up singles by Coghlan and Tommy La Stella that scored runs. Ryan Braun hit his 25th homer in the Milwaukee ninth. Davies took the loss, he falls to 10-7. Game two is tonight, 6:35 pregame on KFIZ.
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers fell 4-3 to the Beloit Snappers in the final game of the regular season Monday afternoon at Pohlmann Field in Beloit. The Rattlers finish the season with a 71-69 overall record and a 37-33 mark in the second half and will begin a first round Midwest League playoff series on Wednesday against Cedar Rapids.
The Packers announced a number of moves on Monday, including the official announcement of its 10-man practice squad. Joining the practice squad are Wide Receiver Geronimo Allison, Linebacker Carl Bradford, Linebacker Beniquez Brown, Linebacker Reggie Gilbert, Running Back Don Jackson, Guard Blake Muir, Guard Lucas Patrick, Defensive Tackle Brian Price, Wide Receiver Herb Waters and Safety Jermaine Whitehead. The team also announced they signed long snapper Brett Goode, released running back Brandon Burks, placed cornerback Makinton Dorleant on Injured Reserve, and claimed running back Jhurell Pressley off waivers from Minnesota.
One day after being released by the Packers, guard Josh Sitton signed a three year deal worth a reported 21.75 million dollars with the Chicago Bears. Head coach Mike McCarthy talked about the decision to part ways with Sitton, saying a lot of factors went into the decision, and that it’s time to move on. Lane Taylor was named Sitton’s replacement in the starting lineup.
Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance against LSU on Saturday at Lambeau Field. Gaglianone went three for three on Field Goal attempts, including the game winning 47 yard attempt with 3:47 to play in the game. The honor is Gaglanone’s first such award, and the first for the Badgers since Drew Meyer earned the award in November of last year Next up for the Badgers is their home opener against Akron on Saturday afternoon.