Herscher 8, Watseka 0 - good pitching, timely hitting and costly errors proved to be the recipe for disaster for the watseka warriors as they were shut out by herscher 8-0. kayden hubley went 3-3 with a double, anthony koranda and reese harrod were both 2 for 3 for the victorious tigers. watseka could only muster up a pair of hits in the non-conference loss. watseka drops to 7-9 on the season and remain at 2-5 in conference.
Bismarck-Henning 15, Milford 2 - Hunter Keith (3 for 3, four RBI) and Chase Rademacher (3 for 3, two RBI) keyed the five-inning VVC win for the host Blue Devils (11-7-1). Tyler Schmidt and Tyler Buhrmester each had two hits for the Bearcats (6-8).
Manteno 7, Beecher 3
Lisle 7, Peotone 6
Armstrong 11 8 Westville
Dwight 2 14 Coal City
Gardner-South Wilmington 6 1 Grant Park
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 12 2 Schlarman
Bradley-Bourbonnais 0 1 Lincoln-Way West
Peotone 6 7 Lisle
Wilmington 5 0 Reed-Custer
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 10, Rantoul 3
St. Joseph-Ogden 7, Unity 2
Watseka 8, PBL 3 - Magan Harris pitched all seven innings for Watseka, allowing four hits, three earned runs and fanning 11 batters. Kennedy Bauer finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Mallory Drake went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Kadyn Stevens was (3 for 3). as the host watseka Warriors move to (8-5) on the season with an 8-3 win over Sangamon Valley Conference foe pbl. Sindra Gerdes and CJ Nuckols each had an RBI for PBL (4-10).
Bismarck-Henning 11, Milford 1 - Aniston Myers had three hits and three RBI to pace the Blue Devils (10-4) to a Vermilion Valley Conference home win, and Laynee Dickison struck out eight. Jaiden Lafond finished 1-for-2 with an RBI for the Bearcats.
Bradley-Bourbonnais 18, Thornwood 1
Reed-Custer 10, Wilmington 0
manteno 17, central 6
beecher 13, kankakee 1
Armstrong 14 19 Westville
Fenwick 5 10 Bishop McNamara
Clifton Central 6 17 Manteno
Illinois Lutheran 7 10 Donovan
Gardner-South Wilmington 11 19 Grant Park
Georgetown-Ridge Farm 11 0 Schlarman
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Olympia 5
Oakwood 9, Salt Fork 8
North Newton 22, South Newton 13 - Logan Jenczalik homered and drove in six runs to give North Newton bragging rights and a 22-13 victory against South Newton. Mason Hively also had a home run for the Spartans. Kendall Arsenau went 5-for-5 with four RBIs, and Jay Hammel had a home run for South Newton.
Delphi's 3-0 loss to Lebanon.
Harrison gets a 12-3 North Central Conference victory against Lafayette Jeff.
Benton Central completes a Hoosier Conference sweep of West Lafayette, 11-6.
McCutcheon completed a North Central Conference baseball sweep of Kokomo 7-1
north newton 8, north judson-san pierre 6
Twin Lakes to a 13-3 Hoosier Conference victory against Benton Central.
Central Catholic to a 19-0 Hoosier Conference softball victory against West Lafayette.
kankakee valley 11, hobart 2
INDIANS 4, CUBS 1
CLEVELAND -- Indians reliever Andrew Miller exited with tightness in his hamstring in the 4-1 win over Chicago and could miss a few days. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to Anthony Rizzo in the seventh inning. Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs off Jon Lester (2-1). Miller relieved Trevor Bauer (2-2) with a runner on first and Cleveland leading 3-1. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
CARDINALS 9, METS 1
ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start for St. Louis as they whip the Mets 9-1. Jedd Gyorko added a two-run homer for the Cardinals, which has won nine of 11. Ozuna had just one hit in his previous 24 at-bats prior to a bases-loaded single to cap a three-run third inning. Wacha (4-1) gave up one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked one. Steven Matz (1-2) gave up seven runs, just three earned, over 3 1/3 innings. The Mets have dropped six of 10 after an 11-1 start to the season.
MARINERS 4, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO -- Mike Zunino homered and scored twice to back Seattle starter Felix Hernandez in his 4-3 win over the white sox. Zunino doubled and scored in a two-run third and gave the Mariners a 4-3 lead with a solo drive against James Shields (1-3) in the sixth. Nelson Cruz added three hits and two RBI. Hernandez (3-2) settled down after a shaky start, scattering three runs and seven hits over six innings. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner struck out six and walked two. Edwin Diaz tossed a perfect ninth for his 10th save. Chicago's Yoan Moncada hit his first career leadoff homer. At 5-16, the White Sox are off to their worst start since 1950.
BRAVES 5, REDS 4
tigers 13, pirates 10 game 1
PIRATES 8, TIGERS 3, 2ND GAME
BREWERS 6, ROYALS 2
YANKEES 7, TWINS 4
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Moments after blocking Victor Oladipo's possible go-ahead driving layup, James caught the inbounds pass, took two dribbles and dropped the winner over Thaddeus Young. James finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and went 15 of 15 from the line. Kyle Korver added 19 points and Cleveland's much-maligned defense tightened just in time as the Cavaliers seized their first lead in the first-round series after being down 1-0 and 2-1. Cleveland can close out Indiana with a win Friday night in Indianapolis. Domantas Sabonis scored 22 points, and Young had 16 for the Pacers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the group was formed by the NCAA in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. Ten people, including some assistant coaches, have been charged in a bribery and kickback scheme, and high-profile programs such as Arizona, Louisville and Kansas have been tied to possible NCAA violations. It’s not yet clear how the governing body would pay for some of the proposals, and some of the panel’s key recommendations would require cooperation from the NBA, its players union and USA Basketball. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that includes AAU leagues and brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. It called the environment surrounding college basketball ”a toxic mix of perverse incentives to cheat,” and said responsibility for the current mess goes all the way up to university presidents. The group recommended the NCAA have more involvement with players before they get to college and less involvement with enforcement. It also acknowledged the NCAA will need help to make some changes and defended its amateurism model, saying paying players a salary isn’t the answer.