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CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sports Network) - Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Scott Kazmir pitched seven solid innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs had an RBI apiece for the Indians, who have won seven of their last nine games. Kazmir (4-4) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven in his outing. Brian Dozier had a home run, but the Twins mustered just five hits.
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee’s Wily Peralta allowed just two hits in seven innings, as the Brewers shut-out the Atlanta Braves last night. Shortstop Jean Segura hit his 11 home run of the season in the fifth inning. With the win, Milwaukee extends its home win streak against the Braves to seven.
STEVENS POINT - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Board of Control approved a number of coaches advisory committee recommendations in each winter sport that affect the season regulations at its June meeting Thursday. The sport of wrestling had a pair of recommendations added to the season regulations. The schedule of the State Team Tournament at the UW Fieldhouse will be altered.
MAIDEN ROCK--Emotional attachment to cows at the Larson farm on CTH U south of Plum City in the Town of Maiden Rock isn’t a problem, according to Lori Larson, even though their 325-head herd isn’t owned by them. “We have too many cows to become attached them,” Larson said. “And new ones are coming in as soon as the raised ones are going out.”
The St. Croix Valley League named Hayden Zimmerman as its Pitcher of the Week. Zimmerman went five and two-thirds innings against Plum City last Saturday in Plum City. He struck out 11 batters pitching the ninth through the 14th inning and led the Millers to a 2-1 win over the Blues. No player won enough votes to be Position Player of the Week. Zimmerman and his NR ballclub take on Ellsworth tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Young Field. ST.
MADISON - In a surprise move, minority Democrats refused to debate the proposed state budget – and majority Republicans approved it this afternoon on a 55-42 vote. Three Republicans joined all 39 Democrats in voting no – Steve Nass of Whitewater, Steve Kestell of Elkhart Lake, and Howard Marklein of Spring Green. Democrats had proposed over 211 amendments to the two-year, $68-billion dollar spending-and-policy package.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
Several Pierce County prep baseball players and coaches have just received postseason honors by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association. Ellsworth High School assistant coach Ryan Christenson was named District I (Northwest Wisconsin) Assistant Coach of the Year. EHS senior James Georgakas was picked for the first team All-District.
DAYTON - Ryan Dull of the Beloit Snappers took the loss in the Midwest League All-Star Game last night in Dayton. Dull gave up the winning run on a walk-off single by Dalton Pompey of Lansing, as the East All-Stars beat the West 6-5. Both teams used a total of 26 pitchers. Raul Alcantara and Michael Ynoa, both of
EAU CLAIRE - A body pulled from the Chippewa River on Monday is that of a UW-Eau Claire student missing since April 19th. Authorities identified him today as 20-year-old David Rodgers of Northfield, Minnesota. He was a sophomore majoring in math education. Authorities said he apparently fell off a pedestrian bridg