SPORTS Tuesday, March 4th, 2023
BASEBALL Chatfield 9 Wabasha-Kellogg 3
Pine Island 5 Lake City 3
SOFTBALL Chatfield 11 Wabasha-Kellogg 0
Dover-Eyota 4 Lake City 0
The Twins are still perfect on the regular season following an 11-1 win over the Marlins in Miami. Joey Gallo launched his third home run of the season while Max Kepler, Trevor Larnach, and Ryan Jeffers also went yard. Kepler left the game with knee soreness in the fourth inning, but Rocco Baldelli told reporters after the game that it's not a long term injury. Tyler Mahle got the win after surrendering one run on five hits while striking out seven batters over five innings. Minnesota is now 4-and-0 on the season. Kenta Maeda takes the mound for Minnesota tonight.
The Wild got swept in their home-and-home series against the Vegas Golden Knights. Minnesota blew a third-period lead during a 4-3 shootout loss at Xcel Energy Center. Matt Boldy scored at the end of the second period to put the Wild up 3-2, but Minnesota surrendered a game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation. The Wild went on to lose the five-round shootout. Matt Boldy, John Klingberg, and Brandon Duhaime all lit the lamp in the losing effort. The Wild are tied with Dallas for first-place in the Central Division with 98 points and a 44-23-and-10 record. They clinched a playoff spot by picking up a point last night. Minnesota visits Pittsburgh on Thursday.
The Timberwolves continue their playoff push with a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center tonight. Minnesota is on a three-game losing streak following a 107-105 loss to the Blazers on Sunday. The Wolves are in ninth-place in the Western Conference at 39-and-40.
The Bucks are back on the hardwood tonight tipping off against the Wizards in DC. The team is coming off a convincing win over the 76ers where Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers. Milwaukee leads the Celtics by two games for the top spot in the East and still has the best overall record in the league. The Bucks have three games left to play after tonight. Boston also has three games left following their matchup with the 76ers in Philly tonight.
The Brewers exploded on offense and crushed the Mets 10-0 in their home opener. Rookie second baseman Bryce Turang blasted a grand slam for his first career home run while Brian Anderson launched a two-run shot of his own. Freddy Peralta earned the win after allowing just two hits while striking out seven hitters over six scoreless innings. Milwaukee improved to 3-and-1 on the season. The team will send Wade Miley to the mound tonight in the rubber game while the Mets give the ball to ace Max Scherzer.
The Packers are looking into a wide receiver ahead of this month's draft. Dontayvion Wicks is scheduled to meet with the team and is projected to be a mid-round pick. The pass catcher out of Virginia ran a "four-five-seven" in the forty-yard dash at his Pro Day. The six-foot-one, 205-pound receiver is expected to slide in the draft due to concerns with dropped passes. Green Bay has the 15th and 45th pick in the draft, which begins on April 27th