Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Cody Bellinger singled home Manny Machado in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Bellinger came off the bench to go 2-4 and help the Dodgers even the National League Championship Series at two games apiece. Sixteen pitchers combined to allow just 15 hits in the longest NLCS game since 2013. The game last five hours and 15 minutes.
Steve Pearce crushed a tiebreaking, solo homer and Jackie Bradley Jr. added a grand slam as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros, 8-2 to take a 2-1 games lead in the American League Championship Series. Pearce broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning and Bradley’s blast was part of the Red Sox’s five-run eighth. Winning pitcher Nathan Eovaldi allowed two runs and six hits over six innings of Boston’s second consecutive win.
Nebraska guard James Palmer Jr. was one of 20 players on the initial 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List. The award recognizes the top shooting guard in Division I men’s college basketball. Palmer, a returning first-team All-Big Ten selection, comes off a junior season where he averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in leading the Huskers to a 22-11 record and an NIT berth.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos says longtime women’s gymnastics coach Dan Kendig decided to retire after the two discussed possible NCAA compliance issues in the program. Moos said the decision was not tied to any issue involving student-athlete welfare. Kendig coached the Cornhuskers for 25 seasons and led them to 14 conference titles and 12 NCAA Super Six Finals. Moos said possible rules violations had been brought to his attention and he approached Kendig about it. Moos declined to disclose the nature of the possible violations. Assistant coach Heather Brink will be interim head coach this season, which starts in January.
The eighth ranked Creighton men’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 match at Akron University in Ohio last night. They are now 9-3-1 on the season. Earlier yesterday, the Bluejays jumped from twelfth to eighth in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Wake Forest is the new number one followed by Indiana, Kentucky, St. Mary’s, and North Carolina.
The Northeast Hawks volleyball team has re-entered the NJCAA Division II rankings at number 20 this week. The 15-11 Hawks went 2-2 last week with wins over North Platte CC and Ellsworth CC of Iowa while dropping matches to Johnson CC of Kansas and Mineral Area CC of Missouri. Northeast returns to action Wednesday night when they host eleventh ranked 16-5 Hawkeye Community College of Iowa at 7:00.
Thursday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast football team visits Neligh/Oakdale at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:20 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. Also, Bloomfield is at Hartington/Newcastle at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:45 on Lite Rock 97.5 KEXL & KEXL.com.
Local Scores: Stanton 25-25-25 LHNE 23-12-16 (VB); NC 19-25-25-25 West Point GACC 25-23-9-14 (VB); Denver 22-25-25-23-15 Nebraska-Omaha 25-15-10-25-8 (VB); Akron 1 (8) Creighton 0 (M. Socc.); Bradley 3 Nebraska-Omaha 1 (M. Socc.).
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Boston 105 Philadelphia 87
Final Golden State 108 Oklahoma City 100
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final OT Vancouver 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final SO N-Y Rangers 3 Colorado 2
Final SO Philadelphia 6 Florida 5
Final New Jersey 3 Dallas 0
Final Tampa Bay 4 Carolina 2
Final Minnesota 2 Arizona 1
Final OT Edmonton 5 Winnipeg 4
Final Vegas 4 Buffalo 1