Tuesday State Sports Briefs: UW-Whitewater knocked out of D-III baseball tourneyWisconsin Sports
-- The NCAA Division III baseball championship will be decided today near Appleton at Fox Cities Stadium. Chapman of California and Marietta of Ohio will go for the crown.
GRAND CHUTE - The NCAA Division III baseball championship will be decided today near Appleton at Fox Cities Stadium. Chapman of California and Marietta of Ohio will go for the crown.
And if Marietta loses, the two teams will play again, since Marietta will have only one had one loss in the double-elimination tourney. Marietta is 4-0 in the tournament, after taking the winner’s bracket yesterday with 11-2 pounding of Keystone of Pennsylvania. Chapman advances from the loser’s bracket, after eliminating Buena Vista of Iowa 3-2 yesterday. Chapman eliminated the only Wisconsin team in the tournament, UW-Whitewater, 4-2 on Sunday.
Suburban Milwaukee native Matthew Busche won a national cycling title in a photo-finish over Tour de France veteran George Hincapie yesterday. The 26-year-old Busche took home the crown at the U-S-A Cycling Pro Road Race National Championship in Greenville, South Carolina. Busche was among a group of four leaders who sprinted to the end after 115 miles. He surged ahead of Hincapie at the finish line in what appeared to be a tie. Thousands of fans awaited the outcome – and photos showed that Busche won by the width of a tire. It was more of an endurance test than normal, since the temperature topped 90-degrees and over half the field quit early.
A guard from Madison is transferring from a Division-One Horizon League school to the eight-time champions of Division-Two. Devonte Maymon has transferred to Kentucky Wesleyan, where coach Todd Lee tried to recruit him from junior college the previous year. Instead, Maymon went to Youngstown State where he averaged just over nine-points a game in his only season with the Penguins. He scored in double figures 12 times, and was fifth on the team in three-pointers with 29. Before going to Youngstown State, Maymon played two years at John A. Logan Junior College in Carterville, Illinois. Coach Lee says Maymon is a very good athlete who can help Kentucky Wesleyan’s defense.