Sports : Wednesday, 8/16/17
Fond du Lac is tied for fifth after day one of the Wisconsin Dells invite. The Cardinals shot a 392 to tie with Monona Grove. Freshman Shefali Bhatt is in first place individually with an 80, senior Margaret Krolczyk is in third with an 83.
Sheboygan Falls 4, Mayville 3
–Sierra Schellpfeffer and Alaina Hazelberg pick up wins in singles play for the Cardinals.
Waupun 4, Columbus 3
–Erin Schmitt and Alysa Schmitt earn wins in singles play for Waupun.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders manager Zac Charbonneau recently had a chance to reflect on their first season in the Northwoods League with KFIZ Sports. Fondy’s season came to an end on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Spiders won six straight games to end the season, finishing with a 38-34 record overall and a 22-14 second half mark – good for second place in the south division for the second half. Fondy just missed out on the playoffs this season after a three-way tiebreaker for the last playoff spot. That second half success was preceded by a slow start to the first half, which included an early eight-game losing streak. Charbonneau gives credit to the players for that turnaround. He says they really came together and made it a family-like atmosphere in the locker room and played for each other down the stretch. Looking ahead, General Manager Ryan Moede says the team’s 2018 schedule will come out in November and the team will be getting out information for season tickets for next season and more in the near future.
Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs:
South: Battle Creek 6, Wisconsin Rapids 1
North: St. Cloud 5, Mankato 2
Battle Creek travels to St. Cloud for game one of the Summer Collegiate World Series tonight in a best-of-three series.
Major League Baseball:
Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1
–Keon Broxton homered and Manny Pina drove in a pair of runs as the Brewers defeated the Pirates at Miller Park on Tuesday night. Zach Davies got the win for Milwaukee on the mound, allowing a run on six hits in 6 & ⅔ innings. Corey Knebel earned his 23rd save of the year by tossing a scoreless ninth inning. The final game of the two-game series is this afternoon, Jimmy Nelson starts for the Brewers while the Pirates send Gerrit Cole to the bump. Coverage begins at 12:35 pm, first pitch at 1:10 on KFIZ.
Cincinnati 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Cleveland 8, Minnesota 1
Oakland 10, Kansas City 8
Texas 10, Detroit 4
Boston 10, St. Louis 4
LA Dodgers 6, Chicago White Sox 1
Minor League Baseball:
Wisconsin 10, Beloit 0
D3 Hockey News: The Marian Men’s Hockey team has a new head coach. Zach Gaynor was announced as the new head coach for Sabre Men’s Hockey on Tuesday, replacing Lincoln Nguyen, who recently accepted a Division 1 assistant coaching job. Gaynor, a Marian alum, served as an assistant at Marian from 2009 to 2012 and most recently was the associate head coach at Concordia-University of Wisconsin.
Basketball: The Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University have signed a seven-year agreement for Marquette’s Men’s Basketball team to play their home games at the new Bucks arena in Milwaukee, beginning with the 2018-19 season. The Bucks and Marquette have both played the last 29 seasons at the Bradley Center, and will play one more season at the Bradley Center before moving into the new arena.