Sports Digest: RailCats beat Sioux City

2013-07-29T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:39:17Z Sports Digest: RailCats beat Sioux City
July 29, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

RAILCATS TOP SIOUX CITY: The RailCats broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with a bases-clearing double by Adam Klein and took a 6-2 decision from Sioux City.

A single by Klein in the fifth gave the RailCats 1-0 lead before Sioux City answered with a run in the bottom of the inning.

The 'Cats added another two runs in the seventh inning on singles by Craig Maddox and Drew Martinez.

Starter Billy Spottiswood went seven innings of four-hit ball, allowing two runs and two walks.

The RailCats scattered 16 hits against two Sioux City pitchers.

BREWERS SCORE FIVE IN NINTH TO TOP CUBS: Carlos Gomez broke a scoreless tie in the ninth inning with an RBI single and Jeff Bianchi added a two-run double to lift the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cubs 5-0 on Monday night.

The Brewers, sitting in last place in the NL Central, won for the third time in eight games and ended the Cubs' winning streak at three games.

Brewers reliever Brandon Kintzler (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory.

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop (1-1) gave up the single to Gomez on an 0-2 pitch and Jean Segura easily scored from second to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead. With one out and the bases loaded, Bianchi gave the Brewers insurance with a double to right to score two more runs and Rickie Weeks also added a two-run double as Milwaukee batted around in the ninth.


Pro football

EAGLES WILL RETIRE MCNABB'S NUMBER: Donovan McNabb's voice cracked and his eyes watered when he stood at the podium to give his retirement speech.

Famously booed when he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999, McNabb couldn't hide the tears when he called it quits 14 years later. The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback was back in Philadelphia on Monday to make it official, three years after he was traded from the Eagles and 21 months after taking his final snap in the NFL.

"Special day," said McNabb, a Mt. Carmel product. "I'm not one for emotion, but this is pretty tough."

Before McNabb even took the stage, team owner Jeffrey Lurie revealed that his No. 5 will be retired on Sept. 19.

McNabb will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired when the Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs on a Thursday night. Former Eagles coach Andy Reid, who drafted McNabb with the No. 2 overall pick in 1999, now coaches the Chiefs.


Men's soccer

VU ADDS TWO PLAYERS: Valparaiso announced two more additions to its 2013 roster Monday in Jamaican freshman Nico Campbell and SMU transfer Jacob Gandarilla.

Campbell, a 6-foot4, 210-pound goalkeeper from Kingston, Jamaica, is a graduate of St George's College. He captained his high school side to championships in both the Manning Cup and the Oliver Shield, Jamaica's oldest and most prestigious schoolboy competition.

Gandarilla, a 5-6 attacker, appeared in eight games as a freshman for SMU, which went 10-5-5 and made the NCAA tournament. Prior to SMU, Gandarilla attended boarding school in Faribault, Minn. at Shattuck St. Mary's, helping it to the Minnesota State Championships, while being named MVP for his U18 club side.


Around the horn

North Newton is looking for a junior high football assistant coach. Anyone interested should email Aaron Sauter at ... Boone Grove will hold a middle school baseball meeting Monday. Seventh-graders will meet at 4 p.m. and eighth-graders at 6. Students should have completed physicals. For details, email coach Rollie Thill at ... Breakers Baseball will host tryouts for its college exposure team at 11 a.m. Saturday at Washington Township High School. The fall and 2014 summer team is for unsigned juniors, seniors and top-level sophomores. To register, call (219) 309-3970, or email ... As expected, Tyson Gay has been left off the U.S. roster for next month's world championships in Moscow. Gay qualified in the 100 and 200 meters at the nationals in June, but relinquished his spots after failing an out-of-competition drug test for a banned substance. Mike Rodgers will take Gay's place in the 100 and Wallace Spearmon will go in the 200.

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