Watseka 5, Kankakee Grace 0. Ben Lyznicki drove in a pair of runs to support seven one-hit innings tossed by Tim Wright as the Warriors (4-2) thrived in nonconference action. Caden Giroux notched an RBI as well for Watseka.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 7, Milford 5. Garrett Latoz recorded three hits, three RBI and two runs scored as the host Buffaloes (5-0) stayed perfect on the season by topping the Bearcats (4-1) in VVC play. Dylan Howard piled up three runs while driving in another for G-RF/C. Tyler Buhrmester and Klaytin Hunsinger each totaled two RBI for Milford.

Monticello 14, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1

Hoopeston Area 10, Schlarman 2

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2, Blue Ridge 1

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 8, Armstrong-Potomac 0

Rantoul 7, St. Joseph-Ogden 2

St. Thomas More 4, Olympia 0


Watseka 18, Kankakee Grace 0. Kennedy Bauer launched a home run and recorded three RBI as the Warriors (4-1) scored seven first-inning runs and never looked back in a five-inning, nonconference home triumph. Natalie Schroeder and Summer Cramer each knocked in two runs apiece for Watseka, which received five one-hit innings from Bauer on the mound.

Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 15, Milford/Cissna Park 5. The Buffaloes (6-1) used a 10-run fourth frame to overwhelm the visiting Bearcats (3-1) over six innings in VVC play. Taylor Stal and Maddy Roach each hit a homer and drove in three runs for G-RF/C.

Urbana 12, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2

Hoopeston Area 14, Schlarman 3

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3, Blue Ridge 1

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 13, Armstrong-Potomac 2

Salt Fork 11, Westville 4

Olympia 18, St. Thomas More 0

St. Joseph-Ogden 13, Rantoul 1

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West Lafayette pull away from Twin Lakes 13-2

winamac 11, west central 1

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Freshman Myah Alberts homered in her varsity debut, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs in Tri-Countys 7-4 victory against Covington.

Kylee Senesac, Audrey Boudreau and Kimberly Cummings hit RBI doubles during a nine-run second inning that powered Benton Central to a 15-5 victory against Seeger. Winning pitcher Stephanie Cummings allowed one hit and struck out six over 4 1/3 shutout innings. She also went  3-for-3 at the plate.

Despite outhitting Logansport 15-10, Twin Lakes fell 9-8.

Morgan Moore struck out 13 and homered for Rensselaer in its 3-2 loss in nine innings to Winamac.



ST. LOUIS -- In his St. Louis debut, Greg Holland walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run as milwaukee defeats st. louis 5-4. The 32-year-old Holland, who tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, was signed as a free agent on opening day. He pitched two innings at Class A before joining the Cardinals earlier in the day. Holland (0-1) walked two batters to begin the 10th. After a sacrifice bunt, an intentional walk loaded the bases. The three-time All-Star closer then walked Orlando Arcia and was pulled. Matt Albers (2-0) gave up the tying run in the ninth. The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs, and Dexter Fowler's sacrificed fly tied it at 4. Brewers newcomer Lorenzo Cain tripped over the foot of Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez on a play in the ninth, and both exited. Martinez bruised his right Achilles.


CHICAGO -- Mallex Smith matched a career high with four hits, Joey Wendle hit his first homer and Tampa Bay stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating the white sox 5-4. A bullpen that blew late leads in two of the three games at Boston last weekend got the job done after a shaky start by Chris Archer (1-0). Alex Colome escaped a second-and-third jam in the ninth by getting three straight groundouts, retiring Leury Garcia on a game-ending bouncer to first. Miguel Gonzalez (0-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The White Sox are still winless at home this season. They've opened 0-4 at Guaranteed Rate Field, and haven't lost their first five home games since 1975 at Comiskey Park. Carson Fulmer starts for Chicago against Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell.


The Chicago Cubs try again to play their home opener, a day after a winter scene at Wrigley Field forced a snowout. The Cubs are only team in the majors that hasn't had a home game. The forecast is for clear skies and temperatures in the low 40s when Tyler Chatwood starts against Pittsburgh.






NETS 114, BULLS 105

NEW YORK -- Allen Crabbe scored 20 of his career-high 41 points in the first quarter and the Nets beat the Bulls 114-105 for their first three-game winning streak this season. D'Angelo Russell had 21 points and 11 assists, and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 20 points for the Nets, who had not won three straight since April 1-4, 2017. Former Net Sean Kilpatrick was one of seven players for the Bulls to score in double figures, tallying 16 points. Cameron Payne had 15 for Chicago, which has lost its last three games. Brooklyn hit 18 3-pointers in its first game since falling one shy of the NBA record with 24 in a rout of Chicago on Saturday. Crabbe celebrated his 26th birthday by going 8 of 11 from deep Monday.


 dETROIT (AP) – Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise. Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Van Gundy will finish his fourth season as coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday night at Chicago. He’s failed to lead Detroit to the playoffs for the third time.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation. Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber says the measure could help protect women from abuse. Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill says roughly 120 doctors are placed on probation every year in California for infractions such as sexual misconduct or medical errors. Patients can find information online about which doctors are on probation if they know where to look. The measure would require doctors to disclose that information. Versions of the proposal have died twice before. This year, Hill is pointing to increased attention around sexual assault in advocating for the measure.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building. Speaking on a conference call Monday, Shurmur said he hadn’t yet talked to Beckham, whose name has been mentioned in trade speculation in recent months. The coach didn’t know how many of the voluntary activities Beckham planned to attend or the condition of his left ankle. The ankle was broken in the fifth game of a 3-13 season that led to the firing of coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese .


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A woman who attends Michigan State University filed a federal lawsuit against the school alleging that three former men’s basketball players sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting what happened. The woman and players are not named in the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids. It seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

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