State Sports Roundup: Oshkosh, Whitewater now in the top 10 of Division IIIWisconsin Sports
-- Wisconsin now has two teams in the Top-10 of the Division-Three poll from D-Three-Football-Dot-Com.
Wisconsin now has two teams in the Top-10 of the Division-Three poll from D-Three-Football-Dot-Com. U-W Oshkosh moved up nine spots to Number-10, after beating U-W Platteville 34-to-13 on Saturday. Oshkosh is now 6-and-0, and will play at Whitewater next Saturday. The Warhawks remain at Number-Five in the new poll, after crushing Stout 41-to-7. Whitewater improved to 5-and-1. Platteville fell to 4-and-2, and they dropped seven spots in the new poll to Number-20. Unbeaten Mount Union of Ohio remains atop the D-Three poll, followed by Mary Hardin-Baylor, Linfield, and Saint Thomas.
The Milwaukee Brewers say they’re aware of a possible domestic violence case involving reliever Francisco Rodriguez. But because no charges have been filed yet, the team said it would be premature to comment. According to broadcast reports during the weekend, the 30-year-old K-Rod was arrested early on September 18th at his home in the Waukesha County town of Wales for domestic violence and battery. District Attorney Brad Schimel said Rodriguez was booked and released on bond. The reports said the pitcher’s girlfriend called 9-1-1. She shares the home with Rodriguez and their child. Rodriguez had a strong September on the mound, as he allowed no runs in 21 of his final 24 appearances. He recovered from a slump to finish at 2-and-7 with a four-point-three-eight E-R-A. Rodriguez pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempted assault, after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend’s father. Rodriguez was with the New York Mets at the time, and he was ordered to take anger management classes.
In golf, Jerry Kelly of Madison tied for 29th at the P-G-A's Frys-Dot-Com Open in San Martin California. Kelly shot a one-over-par 72 in his final round yesterday, to finish at eight-under-276. That was eight strokes behind the winner, Jonas Blixt.
On the PGA Champions Tour, Rhinelander native Dan Forsman tied for fourth at the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover North Carolina. Forsman shot a two-under-par 70 in his third-and-final round yesterday. And he finished at nine-under-207 for the tournament. Fred Funk was the winner at 15-under-201.
Kenosha native Carly Werwie has advanced to the final stage of the LPGA's Qualifying School. The former Wisconsin Badger tied for 63rd during the weekend at a Stage-Two Qualifier in Venice Florida. And she'll advance to the five-round final stage November 28th through December second in Daytona Beach Florida. An undetermined number of top finishers will get LPGA Tour cards, while others who make the cut will be invited to play in the second-tier Symetra Tour in 2013.
The Wisconsin women's hockey team lost a 1-0 game at Minnesota-Duluth yesterday. It was the first time in 11 years that the Badgers were shut out in back-to-back games. Jessica Wong skated to the goal unopposed, and scored the game's only goal with 1:48 left in the first period. The Badgers were out-shot 28-25. Alex Rigsby had 27 saves for Wisconsin, which fell to 1-2-and-1 in the W-C-H-A and 3-2-and-1 overall.