Morning State Sports Briefs: Admirals to change divisions in AHLWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Admirals will change divisions in the American Hockey League this fall.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Admirals will change divisions in the American Hockey League this fall.
The league announced a re-alignment yesterday that moves the Admirals from the West Division to a new Midwest Division. Chicago, Peoria, Rockford, and Charlotte will join Milwaukee in that new group. The Admirals remain in the Western Conference, and that group will send eight teams to next year’s playoffs. The three division champions will get the top seeds.
Wes Covington, who helped the Milwaukee Braves win the World Series in 1957, died on Monday from cancer in Edmonton, Alberta. The 79-year-old Covington played left field for the Braves from 1956-through’-61. He had a .284 batting average during that stretch, with 64 homers and 235 RBI’s. Covington went on to play with Kansas City, the Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia before calling it a career with the Dodgers in 1966. After that, Covington moved to western Canada and ran a sporting goods business. He later served for 20 years as the advertising manager for the Edmonton Sun newspaper.
Jairo Perez of the Beloit Snappers has been named the offensive player-of-the-week in the Class-“A” Midwest League. Perez has only played in 22 Class-“A” games as a prospect for the Minnesota Twins – and he’s hitting .410 so far. He belted three homers last week along with three doubles. He batted .538 for the week with 10 RBI’s, seven runs scored, and a stolen base. Daniel Renken of Dayton is the Midwest League’s pitcher-of-the-week.
In the Midwest League…
Wisconsin 8, Beloit 3
Clinton 5, Peoria 3
Cedar Rapids 12, Burlington 3
Quad Cities 10, Kane County 3
Bowling Green 5, Great Lakes 3
Lansing 6, Lake County 3
Dayton 7, South Bend 5
Fort Wayne 5, West Michigan 4
In the Northwoods League…
Eau Claire 8, Madison 7 in 10 innings
Green Bay 13, Wisconsin Rapids 5
Battle Creek 7, Wisconsin 3
Waterloo 16, La Crosse 2
Mankato 8, Saint Cloud 1
Brainerd 3, Thunder Bay 1
Alexandria 9, Rochester 6
Duluth 6, Willmar 5