Joe’s Morning Sports-Friday, June 29, 2018
Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter and Oregon State closed out its third national championship by shutting out Arkansas, 5-0 in the deciding third game of the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Abel retired the last 20 Razorback batters, including Luke Bonfield looking at strike three on a 3-2 pitch to end the game. Abel became the first hurler to win four games in a single College World Series. Adley Rutschman set a College World Series record with 17 hits by going 3-4 with two RBIs in the clincher. The Beavers finish 55-12-1 while Arkansas ends at 48-21.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The discipline stems from the league’s investigation of an accusation that the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner groped a female Uber driver during a ride the quarterback took in Arizona in March 2016. Winston will be eligible to return to the team on Sept. 25, the day after Tampa Bay plays the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Colombia has worked its way into the knockout round for the second straight World Cup by beating Senegal, 1-0. Yesterday’s other World Cup games had England losing to Belgium 1-0, Tunisia knocking off Panama 2-1 and Poland blanking Japan 1-0.
Former Nebraska linebacker Andrew Ward has transferred to Central Michigan, according to the Omaha World Herald. Ward is one of several Huskers to transfer in the offseason between Mike Riley’s final season as coach and Scott Frost’s first season. Quarterback Patrick O’Brien left NU in spring camp and landed at Colorado State, Keyan Williams transferred to Ball State, and Michael Decker retired from football. Inside linebacker Willie Hampton and fullback Ben Miles have yet to announce their transfer destination. Offensive lineman Bryan Brokop is believed to have left the Husker program, but the team nor Brokop has officially confirmed it. Three signees from the 2018 recruiting class in Maurice Washington, Dominick Watt and Willie Canty remain question marks to join the 2018 team, as they have yet to arrive on campus.
The TCU women’s basketball program and head coach Raegan Pebley have announced the addition of former Norfolk High standout Jaycee Bradley, a transfer from South Dakota, to the Frogs’ roster. Bradley, a 5’9 guard, played in 105 games over the last three seasons at South Dakota. The Coyotes posted an 84-22 record in her three seasons with two Summit League regular-season titles, three WNIT appearances and a WNIT Championship in 2016. She shot 43% from three-point range in her career with 194 makes, the fourth most in South Dakota program history. Bradley scored 915 points in her USD career, averaging 10.5 points last season when she was honorable mention All-Summit League. She helped the Coyotes to a 29-7 record, a Summit League title and a WNIT Quarterfinal appearance. Before her time at USD, Bradley led Norfolk High to the Class ‘A’ state championship game as a senior and graduated as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,603 career points. She will sit out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have one season of eligibility remaining. Bradley was recruited by former South Dakota and current Nebraska coach Amy Williams and has played the last two seasons under Coach Dawn Plitzuweit. Bradley’s new school, TCU, finished 23-13 last season reaching the WNIT Semifinals.
Lincoln’s Jace Guthmiller and Omaha’s Alex Schaake will face-off in the 36-hole Final of the 51st Nebraska Match Play Championship at Champions Run in Omaha. Guthmiller defeated McCook’s Noah Hofman, 1 up, in the semifinals to advance. Schaake, who holds seven Nebraska Golf Association titles, will play in his first Nebraska Match Play final, after defeating Norfolk’s Luke Kluver in an all-time match that lasted 19 holes. Kluver had defeated Lincoln’s David Easley earlier in the quarterfinals 3 & 2.
Local Schedule: Kelly’s 18’s at Sioux Falls Ringneck Tourn. (SB); Nashville at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Hastings 14-10 Nfk Seniors 6-2 (Bsbl DH); Round Rock, TX 7 Omaha Storm Chasers 2 (Bsbl).
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Final Oakland 4 Detroit 2
Final Minnesota 2 Chi White Sox 1, 13 Innings
Final Seattle 4 Baltimore 2, 10 Innings
Final Houston 1 Tampa Bay 0
Final Boston 4 L-A Angels 2
Final Arizona 4 Miami 0
Final Chi Cubs 11 L-A Dodgers 5
Final Colorado 9 San Francisco 8
Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 3
Final Milwaukee 6 Cincinnati 4