May 28, 2015

UW-La Crosse facing elimination game today

NCAA Baseball Championship logoTrinity University (40-13) built an 11-1 lead after 2 1/2 innings and won a third straight elimination game, 16-6 over the Eagles of UW-La Crosse in the NCAA Division III World Series on Monday night at Fox Cities Stadium.

La Crosse (34-15), which used five pitchers in the loss, must turn around and face Trinity at 11am this morning.  The loser goes home and the winner moves into the best-of-three championship series against top-ranked SUNY-Cortland (43-4).

The Championship series is scheduled to follow the La Crosse-Trinity game, but rain once again, continues to threaten the tournament.

The loss is the first for the Eagles in the tournament was their first.


Lucroy & Segura to return soon!

Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and shortstop Jean Segura both received good news on Monday.  Both have been sidelined by injury, but X-Rays Monday showed the necessary improvement that could see them return to the lineup in the next week.

Segura has been on the disabled list with a fractured pinky finger on his throwing hand.  He is eligible to be reinstated on Friday.  He’s expected to take batting practice today.

Jonathan Lucroy has been sidelined by a broken left big toe since April 21.  Lucroy is expected to head out on a rehab assignment.  Barring setbacks, Lucroy is expected to rejoin the Brewers lineup when they open a series in St. Louis on June 1.

AUDIO: Jonathan Lucroy is optimistic :18


Brewers lose Peralta for a month

Wily Peralta

Wily Peralta

The Milwaukee Brewers just can’t stay healthy.  Starting pitcher Wily Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Peralta suffered the injury while throwing a pitch in the fourth inning of his last start on May 22 in Atlanta.

Peralta is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks.  In nine starts this season, Peralta is 1-5 with a 4.00 earned run average.

The Brewers are expected to recall relief pitcher David Goforth from Class AAA Colorado Springs today.  Who takes Peralta’s spot in the rotation is still being determined.

AUDIO: Craig Counsell asked who takes over for Peralta? :14

Goforth was 0-2 with a 3.43 ERA, recording 18 strikeouts in 16 games at Colorado Springs.


La Crosse is one victory away from NCAA Championship round

Fox Cities Stadium

Fox Cities Stadium

Rain wiped out Day 3 of the NCAA Division III College Baseball World Series on Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium.

The delay gave the UW-La Crosse Eagles a day of rest, following their 3-2, 12-inning win late Saturday night over Emory College.  That game took 4 hours and 7 minutes to play and didn’t end until about 1 in the morning on Sunday.

La Crosse (35-13) will play the last game of the day today against the winner of an elimination game.

Action this morning is scheduled to start at 9am, weather permitting.

A victory tonight would put La Crosse in the championship round.

Bats go silent in Brewers loss

The Brewers return home to Miller Park today.

The Brewers return home to Miller Park today.

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell gave Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez the day off on Sunday and the rest of the team struggled offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the series finale.

Atlanta rookie right-hander Mike Foltynewicz held the Brewers to three-hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings.  Foltynewicz struck out seven Brewers.

The loss goes to Jimmy Nelson.  He went 5 2/3 innings, allowed five hits and two runs with five walks and four strikeouts.

The Braves took three of four in the series and the Brewers left Atlanta with a 4-6 record during their 10-game road trip.

Foltynewicz started the day with a 5.32 ERA.  Opponents were hitting .310 against him, but he turned things around against the Brewers.  Milwaukee didn’t get to him until the 7th when Elian Herrera gave the Brewers their only run with a sacrifice fly to center.

The Brewers return home today to open a series against the San Francisco Giants.