Because it has been 39 years since Rick Monday saved the flag and handed it to a Dodgers relief pitcher named Doug Rau, there wasn’t much hubbub about it on Saturday morning. There was no “ESPN Films: 30 for 30” piece. It’ll probably be another 11 years before that happens.
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Ryan Erickson plated Tanner Donnels on a bunt single with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning to lift Loyola Marymount to an 8-7 win over the UNLV baseball team Tuesday in Los Angeles.
With the wind howling out to dead center, a pitching duel between Cimarron-Memorial’s Larry Quaney and Arbor View’s Sam Pastrone never materialized, and the fifth-ranked Aggies pulled away for a 10-2 baseball win after erupting for six runs in the third inning.
Kris Byrant’s arrival at Wrigley Field could come in the nick of time this week.
Even the wisest of oddsmakers would have given Trevin Reynolds little chance to be a hero when the bottom of the seventh inning started Monday.
Eric Campbell and Travis Taijeron each homered as the Las Vegas 51s opened a road series at Sacramento with an 8-5 victory on Monday night.
Top prospect Phil Bickford, two others, combine on gem but Coyotes lose 1-0, bringing back memories of the late Stu Miller.
Whenever a professional athlete even hints that he might play a second pro sport, it attracts attention. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson created that kind of intrigue by refusing to close the door on a professional baseball career when he interviewed for HBO’s “Real Sports.”
New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol, Major League Baseball said on Sunday.
Desert Oasis senior Nolan Kingham, one of the area’s top baseball prospects as a pitcher, showed Saturday that he also can hit. He was 4-for-4, including two fifth-inning home runs, as the sixth-ranked Diamondbacks topped No. 4 Green Valley 10-1.
Brandon Allen, Darrell Ceciliani and Alex Castellanos homered to back Darin Gorski’s strong pitching and lift the 51s to a 7-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies in a Pacific Coast League game Saturday at Fresno, Calif.
Payton Squier’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly brought home the decisive run Saturday in UNLV’s 3-2 win over Ohio State in a nonconference baseball game in Columbus, Ohio. Rebels starter D.J. Myers held Ohio State to two runs on six hits and one walk and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings.
Cimarron-Memorial’s baseball team scored four unearned runs in the second inning and cruised to a 13-4 victory over host Bonanza to gain some breathing room in the competitive Northwest League. Niko Decolati, Luis Flores and Tyler Giovinco homered for the Spartans.
Preston Tucker’s two-run homer capped the scoring in Fresno’s five-run third inning Friday night, sending the Grizzlies to an 8-4 victory over the 51s in a Pacific Coast League game in Fresno, Calif.
Troy Kuhn’s one-out RBI single in the ninth inning sent Ohio State to a 6-5 victory over UNLV in a nonconference baseball game Friday in Columbus, Ohio. The Rebels scored single runs in each of the first five innings and led 5-2 after five.
Alex Rodriguez hit hit first home run in nearly 19 months, but it wasn’t enough as the New York Yankees fell to the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Thursday night.
Matt Dominguez’s RBI double in the seventh inning sent the Fresno Grizzlies past the 51s 2-1 in both teams’ Pacific Coast League opener Thursday night in Fresno, Calif. Las Vegas didn’t register a hit until the seventh.
Preston Pavlica left the field early Thursday with an injured quadriceps. But the Liberty senior did plenty of damage while he was in the game. Pavlica was 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and two runs, and the Patriots held on for a 4-3 win at Silverado.
Masters’ coverage may corner the amens this weekend, but don’t let visions of azaleas, camellias, dogwoods and those green jackets prevent you from catching a few innings of the Red Sox and Yankees playing in the Bronx.
We picked up a huge win over No. 5 Arizona State this week and that was really good for our guys. The game was a little weird as we were scheduled to play on Tuesday night. We got a couple innings in then, but because of a lighting issue we had to put the game on hold.
The 51s will feature two hard-throwing pitchers this season in right-hander Noah Syndergaard, who is rated baseball’s No. 11 prospect by Baseball America, and left-hander Steven Matz, who is No. 33. They are the top two prospects of the New York Mets.
UNLV came back from a 5-1 deficit to beat Arizona State 7-6 on Wednesday, completing a game that was suspended Tuesday night because of a power failure. The Sun Devils are the highest-ranked team the Rebels have beaten since defeating No. 3 Cal State Fullerton 8-6 in 2003.
New pitch clocks installed in minor league ballparks might — or might not — speed up the game from a snail’s pace to a real fast snail’s pace. It’s being tried experimentally in the bushes, because that’s how baseball does things — it uses its minor leagues as a laboratory whenever it considers changing the game.