Sports Digest: PNC shuts down Calumet College baseball team

2013-04-27T21:15:00Z 2013-05-06T21:40:05Z Sports Digest: PNC shuts down Calumet College baseball team nwitimes.com
April 27, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

DEJESUS LIFTS CUBS TO WIN: David DeJesus hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning to help lift the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the struggling Miami Marlins on Saturday night.

Travis Wood (2-1) pitched six innings allowing two runs and struck out five for Chicago, which has won four of five.

Three relievers held the lead to get to Kevin Gregg, who pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.

 

Pro hockey

BLUES BEAT HAWKS: Brian Elliott made 22 saves, and Jaden Schwartz had his first two-goal game as the St. Louis Blues earned home-ice advantage for the first-round of the playoffs by defeating the  Blackhawks 3-1 Saturday night.

The Blues won 12 of their last 15 games to capture fourth place in the Western Conference.

Ben Smith, who was playing in his first game of the season, scored for Chicago.

 

Auto racing

HARVICK WINS AT RICHMOND: Kevin Harvick took Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway by plowing through traffic on a two-lap sprint to the finish.

Juan Pablo Montoya was trying to hold off Harvick for his first win since 2010 when the caution came out with four laps remaining. It sent the race into two laps of overtime, and most of the field gave up track position to pit for tires.

Montoya came off pit road in sixth and Harvick was seventh for the restart. But Harvick rocketed through the field to snatch away the win.

Clint Bowyer was second, Joey Logano third, and Montoya settled for fourth.

Tony Stewart restarted in fifth, but was bumped out of the way by Kurt Busch and wound up 18th.

 

College baseball

PNC SHUTS DOWN CALUMET COLLEGE: Anderson Spencer and Kevin Gates each drove in two runs for Purdue North Central (25-15, 20-10 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference) in an 8-1 win Saturday.

Thomas Mosley scored the only run of the game for the Crimson Wave (7-36, 4-24).

VALPO ROUTS WRIGHT STATE: John Loeffler lead Valparaiso’s offense by going 3-for-5 with five RBIs and a run scored in the Crusaders’ 17-5 Horizon League win over Wright State.

Valparaiso (17-23, 6-8) totaled 17 hits. Andrew Bain and Bryce Hara also had three hits.

 

College softball

CRIMSON WAVE SWEEPS DOUBLEHEADER: Patricia Monarrez drilled a home run and finished with three RBIs as Calumet College defeated Huntington 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader.

In the second game, pitcher Alex Latronica allowed seven hits in a complete-game 5-3 win for the Crimson Wave (24-19).

VALPO SPLITS WITH CLEVELAND STATE: Tori Brown had a solo home run in the opener as Valparaiso split a Horizon League doubleheader with Cleveland State.

Taylor Weissenhofer (13-10) tossed a four-hitter to win the first game 3-2, but the Crusaders (24-22, 9-8) fell 4-1 in the nightcap. Amanda Korb had two hits, including a triple, in the win, while Joylyn Ichiyama added a double and two RBIs.

 

Men’s golf

VALPO FIRST AFTER SECOND DAY AT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Valparaiso dropped 12 strokes with its second-round 289 to lead at 590 in the Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

The Crusaders lead Cleveland State by two shots. Thomas Wettstein is two shots off the individual lead with a 144. The final round is today.

 

Women’s golf

VALPO DROPS TO FOURTH AT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Kelly Voigt remains second with a 149, but Valparaiso dropped a spot back to fourth (633) at Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Voigt is a stroke off the lead. The final round is today.

 

Pro soccer

FIRE FALLS TO MONTREAL: Andres Romero and Marco Di Vaio scored in the second half, lifting the Montreal Impact to a 2-0 victory over the Fire on Saturday.

Montreal (5-1-1) improved to 3-0-1 at home and won for the first time since beating visiting New York on March 23. The Fire (2-5-1) dropped to 0-3-1 on the road.

 

Pro basketball

GRIZZLIES BEAT CLIPPERS TO EVEN SERIES: Marc Gasol had 24 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-83 Saturday to even their first-round series at 2-all.

 

Pro golf

GLOVER LEADS ZURICH CLASSIC: Lucas Glover increased his lead to two strokes in the Zurich Classic to remain in position for his first victory in two years.

The 2009 U.S. Open winner shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday to reach 14 under at TPC Louisiana.

Kyle StanleyJimmy WalkerBilly Horschel and D.A. Points were tied for second. Stanley had a 65, Walker and Horschel shot 66, and Points had a 70.

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur, shot a 77 to drop to 2 over — last among the 71 players who made the cut.

 

Around the horn

The Oklahoma City Thunder says All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is out for the remainder of the NBA playoffs after undergoing knee surgery on Saturday. ... Carlota Ciganda shot a 5-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead over the world's No. 1 player, Inbee Park, after three rounds of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout. ... Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake teamed to shoot an 11-under 61 to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf better-ball tournament.

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