WISCONSIN SPORTS BRIEFS: UW quarterback McEvoy mugged in Madison
MADISON - University of Wisconsin quarterback Tanner McEvoy was the victim of a strong-armed robbery in Madison during the weekend.
UW officials said yesterday that McEvoy suffered minor injuries, including cuts to his head, when somebody mugged him and stole his wallet, I-Phone, and watch. Coach Gary Andersen said he and the Badgers are happy that McEvoy is physically okay after the attack – and he’s grateful the injuries were not serious. McEvoy is a junior-college transfer who joined the Badgers earlier this year. He took part in team activities yesterday, ahead of the Badgers’ pre-season camp which begins on Aug. 5.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost their first game since the All-Star break last night, 5-3 to San Diego at Miller Park. It was the Padres’ fourth win in their last 20 games, and only their second victory in their last 14 road contests. Brewers’ TV announcer Brian Anderson said the Milwaukee players were making a strong response to the Ryan Braun suspension on the field, when they scored two runs in the first inning. But any such momentum did not last long, as the Crew only got two hits after that. Milwaukee was up 3-to-1 in the sixth when San Diego scored four runs to take the lead for good. Jesus Guzman hit a two-run double in that frame. He also had a solo homer in the second which ended a team-record streak of 36 scoreless innings by Brewer pitching. Tom Gorzelanny took the loss, giving up five runs in five-and-two-thirds innings. He’s now 1-4. Andrew Cashner got the win, giving up three runs in six frames for his first victory since June 11th. He’s now 6-5. Huston Street pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 17th save. Jean Segura drove in two runs for Milwaukee with a double and a groundout. Jonathan Lucroy doubled for the Crew’s only other run, as the Brewers ended a four-game winning streak. Milwaukee will host San Diego again tonight. Brewers’ right-hander Donovan Hand will face Padres’ right-hander Tyson Ross.
Milwaukee Bucks’ center Larry Sanders practiced with Team USA for the first time yesterday in Las Vegas. He’s among 26 N-B-A pros and two top college players auditioning for spots on the American squad for next year’s World Cup in Spain, and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Sanders said his goal is simply to do the best he can. He called his first workout a good start, although he admitted being a little nervous. The camp participants will practice again today and tomorrow, and will play in a showcase on Thursday night at the Thomas-and-Mack Center in Las Vegas.
In golf, Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon is one of three players tied for the lead after the first round of the State Amateur tournament in Saukville. The 19-year-old Niebrugge – who won the U-S Amateur Public Links Championship on Saturday – shot a three-under-par 69 at The Bog. That ties the Oklahoma State sophomore with Carroll University golf coach Rob Retzlaff, and Clark University golfer Josh Udelhofen of Platteville. Eight players are tied for fourth.
Major League Baseball Regional
San Diego 5, Milwaukee 3
Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2
Minnesota 4, Los Angeles Angels 3
Detroit 4, Kansas City 1
In the Midwest League…
Bowling Green 4, Beloit 1 in 14 innings, completion of suspended game
Beloit 9, Bowling Green 7
Dayton 10, Wisconsin 9
Quad Cities 7, Lake County 4
Great Lakes 7, Clinton 1
Peoria 7, West Michigan 3
Cedar Rapids 11, Fort Wayne 4
Lansing 5, Kane County 2
Burlington 10, South Bend 3