Sports Digest: VU baseball team gains split with Wright State

2013-03-23T21:15:00Z 2013-04-09T23:32:07Z Sports Digest: VU baseball team gains split with Wright State nwitimes.com
March 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro football

BEARS SIGN EX-IRISH STAR: The Bears have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Tom Zbikowski.

The Bears announced the signing Saturday.

The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with Indianapolis in 2012 and with Baltimore from 2008 to 2011. He has also appeared in eight postseason contests.

 

Pro baseball

JACKSON STRUGGLES IN CUBS' WIN: Edwin Jackson pitched five uneven innings but also got two hits as the Cubs beat a split squad of Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Saturday.

Jackson allowed five runs and eight hits. He went 2 for 2 at the plate and drove in a run.

David DeJesus extended his spring hitting streak to 11 games for the Cubs. He got two hits, scored a run and drove in one.

 

Auto racing

KYLE BUSCH KEEPS JGR STREAK ALIVE AT FONTANA: Another Nationwide Series race at Fontana, another victory for Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing.

Busch certainly isn't tired of the same old story.

Busch earned JGR's ninth consecutive Nationwide victory at Fontana on Saturday, comfortably beating Sam Hornish Jr. for his third win in five races this season.

POWER WINS INDYCAR POLE: The same driver will lead the field to the green flag through the streets of the St. Petersburg for the fourth consecutive year.

Only Will Power will have some new faces right behind him in today in the season-opening IndyCar race.

Power earned his fourth consecutive pole at St. Pete by posting a best lap Saturday of 1 minute, 01.2070 seconds on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit.

Right behind Power was Takuma Sato, making his first start for A.J. Foyt Racing. Sato had never qualified higher than 11th at St. Pete before claiming a spot on the front row for the first time since Edmonton in 2011.

 

College baseball

VU GAINS SPLIT WITH EXTRA-INNING WIN: Tenth-inning RBI singles by Kyle Schneider and Jake Hanson helped Valparaiso salvage a Horizon League doubleheader split with Wright State. The Crusaders (9-12, 1-2) squandered three leads in a 6-5 loss but rebounded for a 5-3 win.

ST. XAVIER SWEEPS CALUMET COLLEGE: Brad Myjak (Mount Carmel) was 3-for-8 hitting combined with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored as St. Xavier swept a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader from host Calumet College 12-2 and 9-2. Tony O'Shea (Mount Carmel) was 3-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored in the opener.

The Crimson Wave fell to 4-15 overall and 1-4 in the league.

PNC AVOIDS SWEEP AGAINST OLIVET NAZARENE: Anthony Olund (Crown Point) finished 5-for-8 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, helping Purdue North Central split a CCAC doubleheader with Olivet Nazarene.

Olund was 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored in the 4-3 win for the Panthers (7-6, 3-3). Dan Snyder (South Central) scattered five hits over 7 1/3 innings to pick up the victory.

 

College softball

CALUMET COLLEGE SWEPT ON THE ROAD: Sarah Simchak (Munster) and Caitlin Wilcox (Boone Grove) each hit home runs, but Lindsey Wilson swept Calumet College 11-3 and 10-1 in Columbia, Ky. The Crimson Wave fell to 9-10.

 

Boys basketball

BORDEN TAKES CLASS A TITLE OVER TRITON: Jalen McCoy scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Borden to a 55-50 win over Triton on Saturday to capture Indiana's Class A boys basketball state championship.

Michael Lynch had 13 points, and Cody Bachman had 10 for the Braves, who won their first state title in any sport in school history.

Clay Yeo, a Valparaiso University recruit, had 26 points with six rebounds and Tanner Shepherd had 10 for the Trojans, who made their first state finals appearance.

 

Around the horn

Tiger Woods is one round away from returning to No. 1 in the world. With key par saves early in his round and an eagle for the third straight day at Bay Hill, Woods seized control Saturday with a 6-under 66 to race by Justin Rose and build a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. ...  Corey Pavin birdied his first six holes and finished with a 5-under 67 to join Bernhard Langer, Roger Chapman and Joe Daley atop the leaderboard after the second round of the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. ... Beatriz Recari drove the green on the 285-yard 16th hole to set up a 4-foot eagle putt and finished with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke lead in the Kia Classic.

 

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