Sports : Wednesday, 8/9/17
High School Sports News:
North Fond du Lac High School will not field a varsity football team this season. Orioles head coach Todd Whittaker tells us that they will play a full Junior Varsity 2 schedule in the Flyway Conference this year, and hope to return to varsity play next year. Whittaker says low numbers and concern over the safety of players led to the decision.
In turn, Flyway Conference opponents have begun scheduling replacement games to make up for the cancellation of North Fond du Lac’s season. St. Mary’s Springs will travel to Watertown Luther Prep on September 1st, while Winnebago Lutheran will travel to Poynette on September 8th and Laconia will host Nekoosa on October 6th.
Fond du Lac’s Nick Fortes and Brandon Wulff took part in the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase at Warner Park in Madison on Tuesday. In game two of the doubleheader last night, Fortes went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBI, while Wulff scored two runs and drove in another. The Dock Spiders return to action tonight at Herr-Baker Field. Fondy hosts Kalamazoo tonight, first pitch is 6:35 pm.
Major League Baseball:
Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 4
–Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each hit two home runs, part of five on the night for the Twins as they won game two of the border battle series against Milwaukee in Minneapolis on Tuesday night. The Brewers led 4-2 entering the fourth inning, but a solo shot from Eddie Rosario followed by a grand slam from Brian Dozier and another solo blast from Max Kepler gave the Twins a lead they wouldn’t give up. Ryan Braun went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple in the loss for the Brewers. Matt Garza took the loss, he allowed eight runs on eight hits in 3 & ⅓ innings. The series shifts to Milwaukee for the final two games starting tonight. Brandon Woodruff goes for Milwaukee while the Twins counter with Bartolo Colon. Coverage starts at 6:35, first pitch at 7:10 on KFIZ.
St. Louis 10, Kansas City 3
Pittsburgh 6, Detroit 3
Cleveland 4, Colorado 1
San Francisco 6, Chicago Cubs 3
San Diego 7, Cincinnati 3
Chicago White Sox 8, Houston 5
Minor League Baseball:
Cedar Rapids 3, Wisconsin 1
–Brewers starter Chase Anderson allowed a run on two hits while striking out three in 3 & ⅓ innings during his rehab start with the Timber Rattlers on Tuesday.
The Packers have released troubled defensive lineman Letroy Guion. Guion played in 44 regular season games and started 35 of them over three seasons in Green Bay. He also appeared in seven playoff games, starting five of them. Guion was set to serve a four-game suspension to start the year after violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He also has a DUI case pending from a June incident in Hawaii. Guion was first arrested in February 2015 and charged with two felony counts of possession for having a semi-automatic handgun and two bags of marijuana. He later entered a plea deal to avoid having a conviction on his record.
UW-Whitewater was picked to win the WIAC Football title for the 2017 season by conference head coaches and sports information directors.The Warhawks are ranked third nationally in D3football.com’s preseason poll and are coming off a 12-1 overall record and 7-0 conference mark last year. UW-Oshkosh was voted second, fresh off last year’s national runner-up finish in the Stagg Bowl. UW-Platteville was picked third, UW-Stevens Point fourth and UW-La Crosse fifth. UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire round out the preseason predictions.