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Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4, Watseka 2 - pbl's mason ecker allowed 2 runs on 2 hits he struck out nine while walking three and he hit a batter en route to a 4-2 panther win over watseka. ecker also went 2-3 with a double. mason gibson suffers the loss for watseka who falls to 8-10 and 3-6 while pbl improves to 13-5 and 8-1 in the svc.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 8, Milford 3. Thomas Savage fanned 12 batters on the mound and drove in two runs at the plate to key a Vermillion Valley Conference win for the visiting Blue Devils. Colten Arford added three hits for BHRA (13-7-1), while Caleb Atwood, Brady Marshino and Jared Schunke drove in the three runs for Milford (7-9). Tyler Buhrmester took the loss in 6.1 innings, allowing seven hits and just two earned runs.

Prairie Central    12     9       Herscher

Arthur Okaw Christian 17-18, Grace Christian 1-8

softball

Grant Park takes a pair from Kankakee Trinity Academy 10-8 and 6-4

illinois lutheran split with newark winning the opener 10-7 and losing the nightcap 11-0

indiana baseball

South Newton 10, Tri-County 0   

attica 8, 9, north vermillion 4, 8

wabash 7, north white 4

k3 valley 14, lacrosse 3

twin lakes 11, winamac 1

north newton 11, 18, Hammond Academy of Science 0, 0

Lafayette Central Catholic 6,  McCutcheon 2

Bowman Academy lost to Delphi 16-6.

indiana softball

south newton 2, tri county 0 - freshman hurler sam warren went 7 innings giving up no runs on 6 hits she struck out 11 and walked a pair enroute to a 2-0 win.

south newton 12, caston 1 - sam warren dished out more in the night cap as south newton beat caston 12-1. the lady rebels bats worked overtime in this one as hayley warren went 4-4 with a dbl and 3 rbi's, Shanelle Embery went one for two with a double and 3 rbi's, Malyaha Embery went 2-2 with a triple and 2 rbi's and Kaleigh Hall was 2-4 with a pair of rbi's. south newton moves their record to 9-3 on the season.

North Vermillion 15, 7 Attica  3, 15

Frontier 13,   Winamac 1

Tri-County 19, Caston 4.

North White 18, 12, Culver Community 0, 2

mlb

CUBS 2, BREWERS 0

CHICAGO -- Tyler Chatwood pitched seven sparkling innings and helped himself with an RBI single, leading the Cubs to a 2-0 win and a sweep of the four-game series against milwaukee. Chatwood (2-3) allowed two hits, struck out four and walked three in his second straight win. Carl Edwards Jr. worked the eighth and Brandon Morrow got three outs for his seventh save in seven chances, finishing Chicago's second straight shutout and its fifth just this month against Milwaukee. Zach Davies (2-3) kept Milwaukee in the game for most of the day, but Chicago got to the right-hander for a run in the fifth and sixth.

pirates 5, cardinals 0

PITTSBURGH -- Nick Kingham carried a perfect game into the seventh inning in his major league debut to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fifth straight win, 5-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Kingham, a 26-year-old rookie right-hander, retired 20 straight before Paul DeJong singled down the left-field line with two outs in the seventh. He finished with one hit and nine strikeouts on 98 pitches (72 strikes) after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day. The Elias Sports Bureau said no pitcher in the Expansion Era -- since 1961 -- had taken a perfect game bid so far in his debut. Wayne Simpson of the Reds in 1970 and Ken Cloude of the Mariners in 1997 each set down their first 16 batters. Kingham joined Johnny Cueto as the only pitchers in the last 100 years with one hit allowed, at least nine strikeouts and zero walks in a debut. Luke Weaver (2-2) took the loss after allowing four runs and six hits with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cheslor Cuthbert homered twice and drove in four runs as the Royals won 5-4 giving them consecutive game wins for the first time this season. Whit Merrifield singled home Alcides Escobar, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the eighth.  Escobar left in the ninth with a left hand contusion. Cuthbert, who had not homered since August 20 -- a span on 109 at-bats -- drove Hector Santiago's pitch into the White Sox bullpen in the fourth. He homered in the fifth with Salvador Perez and Jorge Soler aboard off Chris Volstad. Brandon McCarthy (2-0) picked up the victory, while Blaine Boyer logged his fifth career save -- and his first since May 29, 2016, while with Milwaukee.

REDS 8, TWINS 2

MARINERS 10, INDIANS 4

ORIOLES 5, TIGERS 3

nba

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James scored 45 points and got some needed help in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the playoffs, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 105-101 win over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the game's best player to the limit. James improved to 13-0 in the first round and kept Cleveland's strange season alive -- for the time being. It took everything James and the Cavs had to hold off the Pacers, who were swept by Cleveland a year ago and came in confident after a 34-point win in Game 6. Victor Oladipo scored 30 and Darren Collison had 23 for the Pacers. The Cavs will open the conference semifinals on Tuesday at top-seeded Toronto.

nascar

Joey Logano won at Talladega Superspeedway for the third time. Logano held off Kurt Busch on the last lap for his first win since last April at Richmond. But that time his car failed inspection, costing him a shot at the playoffs. He was the only driver for Team Penske to make it through a late 14-car accident without damage. Logano was followed by Busch, Chase Elliott and pole sitter Kevin Harvick. more to come on this mornings monday morning race refresher.

SURFING

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Rodrigo Koxa has been credited with a world record for riding the biggest wave ever surfed. The World Surf League confirmed the record at its Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday, saying its judging panel determined that a wave Koxa surfed at Nazare, Portugal, on Nov. 8 was 80 feet (24.38 meters). The Brazilian surfer’s mark overtook the record of 78 feet (23.77 meters) which Garrett McNamara set in 2011. ”The award goes to the surfer who, by any means available, catches the biggest wave of the year,” The WSL said in a statement. ”Not only did Koxa win this year’s honor, but he now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed. Koxa described the award as ”a dream come true.”

ACE ARRIETA

Jake Arrieta has done everything the Phillies hoped since they signed the former NL Cy Young Award winner in the middle of spring training. In his first season in Philadelphia, Arrieta is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in four games. He starts in Miami against Dan Straily, set to make his season debut after recovering from a problem in his right forearm.

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