Area high school baseball scores from yesterday featured Bismarck-Henning over Milford 7-1. Wade Edwards pitched a complete game seven hitter with 9 strikeouts to lead the Blue Devils to victory. The road win upped Bismarck Henning’s record to 13-5 on the season. The other game of local interest saw Herscher defeat Watseka 15-4. This afternoon’s area baseball schedule includes Hoopeston Area traveling to Georgetown Ridge Farm, Milford on the road at Danville Schlarman Academy, Cissna Park at Clifton Central, and Bismarck Henning hosting Watseka. First pitch is set for 4:30 in all of those games.
Local softball scores from last night featured Bismarck Henning squeaking by Milford 3-2 and Watseka blowing out Donovan 17-0. This afternoon’s area schedule has Hoopeston Area taking on Gibson City Melvin Sibley on the road, Milford on the road at Danville Schlarman, and Bismarck Henning hosting North Vermilion.
The NBA playoffs continued last night with a pair of game 5’s in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Celtics won their third game in a row over the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to take a 3 games to 2 lead in that series. Dwyane Wade scored 24 points to lead the Bulls, but they could not stop Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley on the defensive end as they scored 24 points apiece to lead the Celtics to victory. The Bulls now face elimination in game 6 on Friday night with tip off set for 7 pm.
The other playoff game on the schedule last night saw the Wizards defeat the Hawks 103-99 to take a 3 games to 2 lead in that series as well. Tonight’s schedule features a pair of game 6’s with the Bucks hosting the Raptors in the Eastern Conference and the Grizzlies hosting the Spurs in the Western Conference. The Raptors and Spurs each hold 3 games to 2 leads in those series.
Major League Baseball action from yesterday included the Cubs dropping a 6-5 decision to the Pirates in the final game of their three game series. Cubs ace Jon Lester took his first loss of the year after giving up all 6 runs on 10 hits while walking 2 in his 5 â..." innings on the mound. Anthony Rizzo continued his hot run at the plate with 2 hits, including a home run, and 4 RBI to lead the offense. The Cubs have the day off today before traveling to Boston to begin a big 3 game weekend series with the Red Sox. Both teams entered the year as favorites to get to this year’s World Series.
The White Sox defeated the Royals 5-2 in Chicago to complete the 3 game series sweep. Avisail and Leury Garcia each hit home runs to lead the southside offense in support of winning pitcher Jose Quintana. The White Sox ace earned his first victory of the year after giving up just the 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 10 in his 6 innings on the mound. The southsiders have the day off today before traveling to Detroit to begin a 3 game weekend series with the Tigers.
The Cardinals and Blue Jays were rained out yesterday, which means they will play a day-night doubleheader to conclude their three game series today. First pitch in game 1 is set for 12:45 with Carlos Martinez facing off against Matt Latos, while game 2 will begin at 6:15 with Adam Wainwright taking on Casey Lawrence.
Lastly, the NHL playoffs resumed last night in the Western Conference with the St Louis Blues dropping game 1 4-3 to the Nashville Predators in St Louis. Game 2 in that series is set for Friday night with puck drop at 7 pm.