WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUNDUP: Arizona scores winning run in the bottom of the ninth
PHOENIX -- Tony Campana hit a walk-off single last night to give Arizona a 4-to-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. Martin Prado scored the winning run, after he doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth. After a ground-out, Campana singled up the middle off Brandon Kintzler. He dropped to 1-and-3 with the loss. Brad Ziegler got the win with one-and-a-third innings of scoreless relief. He's 3-and-1. Milwaukee's only scoring came on a three-run homer from Khris Davis in the fourth inning, which tied the game at that point. That was after the Diamondbacks scored on a pair of singles and a groundout. Chris Owings fell a homer short of the cycle for Arizona, as he drove in a run and had three of the D-Backs' nine hits. Davis had two of Milwaukee's five hits. Carlos Gomez singled and walked, as he extended his Major League streak of reaching base safely to 31 games. Gomez returned after sitting out two games with a tight hamstring. The Brewers ended a four-game road winning streak, and they still have a three-and-a-half game lead in the National League Central. Milwaukee still leads the Arizona series two-games-to-one, with the finale coming up this afternoon at Chase Field. Brewers' right-hander Yovani Gallardo faces right-hander Chase Anderson.
The state high school baseball tournament is almost back on schedule, after a rain delay of over five hours yesterday near Appleton. Semi-finals in three divisions ran past midnight. A Division-Two semi was delayed until eight this morning, when Ripon takes on Viroqua. That winner will play Jefferson for the state title late this afternoon. Jefferson advanced to its first championship game since 1994, with an 11-nothing win over Green Bay Notre Dame. Heath Renz tossed a one-hitter, striking out ten. In Division-Three, defending champion Oconto will play Wisconsin Heights for their state crown today. Oconto edged Racine Saint Catherine's 5-to-4 in eight innings, on an R-B-I single from Tanner Pillsbury. Wisconsin Heights eliminated Mondovi 3-2. Marcus Caminiti tossed a two-hitter for the winners. In Division-Four, unbeaten Lake Country Lutheran will face Chippewa Falls McDonell for the state title this morning. Lutheran advanced with a 13-to-2 semi-final victory. McDonell stole 10 bases en route to a 14-4 win over Ithaca.
The N-B-A Draft is just one week away -- and apparently, the teams vying for the top four picks are playing spy-versus-spy games with each other. The Milwaukee Bucks have the Number-two pick next Thursday night. The Journal Sentinel says the Bucks are the only team to successfully bring Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, and Dante Exum to Milwaukee for workouts. Wiggins is scheduled to audition at the Cousins Center tomorrow. Bucks' general manager John Hammond is saying little about the workouts, and the players are not being made available for local interviews. The Philadelphia 76'ers and Cleveland Cavaliers are taking the same approach. The Cavs have the top pick next week, and Philly is at Number-Three. On Monday, security was tight in Philadelphia as police asked reporters to leave the parking lot of the Sixers' practice facility.
The Green Bay Packers canceled their practice at mini-camp yesterday, as coach Mike McCarthy held the team's traditional bonding activity. On a rainy day, the players went inside to bowl. The final practice of mini-camp is scheduled for 11:30 this morning at Ray Nitschke Field. And if it stays dry, fans will be allowed to watch. It's the last practice before Training Camp begins in late July.
Allyssa Ferrell of Edgerton is the winner of the Wisconsin State Women's Open golf tournament. She defeated her sister Brooke by one stroke in yesterday's second-and-final round in Madison. Allyssa shot a three-under-par 68, just like she did on Tuesday, and she finished at 136. Sister Brooke shot a 69, to close out at 137. Leighann Cabush of Waukesha took third at 142. Allyssa Ferrell recently graduated from Michigan State, and this was her first event as a pro. Her sister Brooke will be a sophomore at Wisconsin this fall. Both had been tied for the lead after Round-One. Yesterday's finale was delayed by four hours due to heavy thunderstoms.