WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: Lohse leads Brewers to shutout win
Brewers scored on solo home run shots in the fourth inning by Juan Francisco and Carlos Gomez in the fifth. Brewers are now 17 games below 500 and last place in the NL Central.
After jumping to an early league, the Milwaukee Bucks dropped their summer league game against the San Antonio Spurs in Las Vegas, 90-80. Nate Wolters scored a team-high 20 points in the loss. The Bucks scored 12 points on fast breaks, but were out-rebounded by the Spurs (41-33). The loss wraps-up the Las Vegas summer league for the Bucks, who ended on a three-game skid.
Mequon-native Jordan Niebrugge has advanced into today’s Amateur Public Links Championship. Niebrugge will face Walker Cup team member Michael Kim, who’s made quite an impact on the national scene at the age of 20. Niebrugge, a student at Oklahoma State University, had not trailed in a match until yesterday’s win over James Erkenbeck of San Diego, California. With a win, Niebrugge wins the James D. Standish trophy and earns a spot in next year’s Masters, if he is still an amateur.
Green Bay Packers have signed safety Morgan Burnett to a contract extension. Burnett will reportedly earn $24.75 million over four years, with eight-and-a-quarter million dollars guaranteed. The third-round pick from Georgia Tech in 2010 has started in all 16 games last season, recording a career-high 123 tackles. Packers also announced the release of undrafted rookie wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield.
After 12 Major League seasons, Wisconsin native Eric Hinske reportedly plans to retire. He recently accepted a minor league assignment, after the Arizona Diamondbacks dropped him from the Menasha native from their 40-man roster. Now comes word that the D-Backs released Hinske from their Triple-“A” club in Reno Nevada. That’s after he went just 1-for-18 there. The 35-year-old Hinske won the American League Rookie-of-the-Year award with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002. He went on to play in three World Series during a career that also included stops in Boston, Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh, the New York Yankees, Atlanta, as well as Arizona. He batted .173 in 52 games for Arizona this season, mostly as a pinch-hitter. He had one homer and six RBI’s. Hinske batted .249 in his career with 137 homers and an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of .762 in over 43-hundred plate appearances.
Milwaukee 2, Miami 0
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2
Kansas City 1, Detroit 0
Chicago Cubs 3, Colorado 1
Atlanta 6, Chicago White Sox 4
St. Louis 9, San Diego 6
Dayton 8, Beloit 5
Cedar Rapids 4, Lake County 1
Quad Cities 6, Fort Wayne 3
Great Lakes 8, Kane County 6 (F/8)
Burlington 3, West Michigan 0
Lansing 2, Clinton 1
Peoria 7, South Bend 5
Bowling Green 7, Wisconsin 0
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 4, Wisconsin Woodchucks 1
Mankato 12, Willmar 4
Eau Claire 9, La Crosse 4
Waterloo 14, Rochester 2
Duluth 9, Thunder Bay 4
Battle Creek 6, Lakeshore 5
Madison 2, Green Bay 1
St. Cloud 4, Alexandria 3
WIAA Summer Baseball State Tournament
West Bend 8, Sheboygan Falls 7 (Game 1)
New Berlin West 7, Kettle Moraine 6 (Game 2)
New Berlin West 11, West Bend West 6 (F/8)