Dodgers send Reds to eighth straight loss in 10-2 rout

Published: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 8:22 PM

            CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 17: Asher Wojciechowski #65 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 17: Asher Wojciechowski #65 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Great American Ball Park on June 17, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Remember those bloody – sometimes literally – battles between the Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers back in the 1970s?

Neither do a lot of other Reds fans. Those games have been replaced by Dodger dominance.

Yasiel Puig hit two home runs, Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson also homered, Corey Seager reached base in all five of his plate appearances and Cincinnati’s offense left its clutch hitting in the clubhouse as the Reds suffered their seventh consecutive loss to the Dodgers and 16th in the last 18 games between the two teams, 10-2.

The Reds, who went into the game with second-fewest errors in the National League, committed two while extending their losing streak to a season-worst eight games and slipping a season-high nine games under .500. They went into the game 6 ½ games out of first place, their deepest hole of the season.

A crowd of 42,431 – Cincinnati’s second 2017 sellout and first since Opening Day – was on hand to help honor Reds Hall of Fame-member Pete Rose, whose statue on Crosley Terrace outside Great American Ball Park was unveiled before the game.

Joey Votto collected three hits – including two ground-rule doubles – and Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart each had two hits while the Reds were hitting three triples in a game for the first time since July 30, 2005, but the Reds went 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position while leaving four runners on third base and seeing two runners thrown out at the plate.

The Reds have scored a combined 10 runs in their last five games.

“The tide will turn,” manager Bryan Price said. “We’re too good of an offensive ballclub to think this will last too long.”

The Dodgers needed just six Asher Wojciechowski pitches to turn a 1-1 tie into a 6-1 lead with one out in the third inning. Ryu led off by reaching on Cozart’s error. Seager drew a one-out walk, and left fielder Chris Taylor snapped the tie with a line drive double that reached the left field wall on one hop.

Bellinger drilled Wojciechowski’s next pitch into the right field seats for a two-run home run and a 5-1 Los Angeles lead. Four pitches later, Pederson knocked Wojciechowski out of the game with another no-doubt drive into the right field seats, Pederson’s second homer in two games.

“I just didn’t locate,” Wojciechowski said. “The first two innings went pretty smoothly, then I got into a situation where they had runners on first and second. I worked Taylor into a good count and then left a fastball out over the plate and he put a good swing on it.

“I just got too much of the middle of the plate on three pitches. It’s frustrating. To feel like I felt for the first two innings and then for that to happen is frustrating. I’ve just got to let it go.”

Wojciechowski (1-1) suffered his first loss in six games and four starts since being called up from Triple-A Louisville on May 20. In his last two games, both starts against the Dodgers, he’s allowed a combined 11 hits and 10 runs, nine earned, in 7 1/3 innings for an 11.05 ERA.

Cozart, Votto and Adam Duvall all singled to start the third and Eugenio Suarez walked to push Cozart across the plate, but Schebler lined out to Seager at shortsop and Ryu nabbed Peraza’s sharp one-hopper and turned into a 1-2-3 inning-ending double play.

Price was ejected by plate umpire Stu Scheurwater, a vacation replacement called up from the minor leagues, after the umpire called Hamilton out on strikes to end the third inning with Scott Schebler on second base and Devin Mesoraco on first. The pitch was on the lower edge of Fox Sports Ohio’s strike box, but Hamilton flung his battling helmet and bat to the ground, and Scheurwater was seen gesturing toward the Reds dugout as if to say “That’s enough” before handing Price his first ejection of the season and 10th on his four seasons as Cincinnati’s manager.

“I think it was a young guy trying to do a good job, but there was some hesitation, and I didn’t care for it,” Price said. “You want the call immediately. The hesitation got under my skin. Then he got Billy for the uniform-violation fine thing, and I just didn’t think it was a good enough pitch for Billy to get fined.”

Seager and Bellinger each had first-inning doubles, giving Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. Hamilton singled to lead off the bottom of the first, went to third on Cozart’s double down the left field line and scored on Taylor’s throwing error.

WATCH: Jordan Bell throws alley-oop to himself, leaves Steph Curry in disbelief

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:15 PM

Oregon basketball fans are no stranger to Jordan Bell dunks. Golden State Warriors fans, however, are still a bit new to the 22-year-old rookie. No matter. They can certainly get used to plays like this:

The game, of course, against the Dallas Mavericks, was well in hand by the time Bell decided to put on his own dunk contest. The Warriors were up 119-94 with less than three minutes remaining. No better time to toss one off the glass to yourself.

After three years in Eugene, the final of which featured a Final Four appearance, Bell was taken with the 38th overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, which would have put Bell on the Chicago Bulls had the Warriors not traded $3.5 million for the pick.

At the moment, it seems a good fit.

HS Results 10/23: Hollar paces WLS in sectional final

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 11:10 PM

Gabby Hollar poured in five goals to help West Liberty-Salem earn a sectional title in girls soccer action on Monday.

WLS eliminated Tri-County North with the 5-0 win.

Laine Godwin, Peyton Kerns and Madison Bender each added an assist and keeper Rachel McGill tallied four saves for the shutout.

West Liberty-Salem (16-2) advances to the district tournament to face CHCA on Thursday at Fairmont.

Girls Soccer

Lebanon 2, Sycamore 1: Alyssa McCloud and Joey Stoller each netted a goal to lead Lebanon in this sectional final.

Sidney 2, Troy 1: Sidney scored off a deflection in overtime to move on to the district tournament.

Tippecanoe 4, Bellefontaine 1: Jackie Bashore tallied two goals for Tippecanoe in a sectional final.

Mason 1, Lakota East 0: Lakota East played tough but fell short in the sectional final.

St. Ursula 2, Lakota West 0: SU scored twice in the second half to eliminate Lakota West.

Alter 9, Wilmington 1: Lauren Dietz, Nicoletta Anuci and Lindsey Gross each had multiple goals to help Alter win a sectional title.

Carroll 4, Spg. Shawnee 1: Jess Roberts scored twice and Alaina Casey and Ava Lickliter each added a goal for Carroll in this sectional final.

Bellbrook 1, Fenwick 0: Cassidy Hofacker struck the game-winning goal to help Bellbrook move on in double overtime of a sectional final.

Waynesville 3, Valley View 2: Hannah Gill’s goal broke the tie in double overtime to help Waynesville advance to a district final.

Milton Union 3, Troy Christian 0: Kristen Dickison pushed across all three goals to help Milton Union capture a sectional title.

Anna 7, Brookville 0: Taylor Kauffman poured in five goals for Anna in this sectional final.

Catholic Central 1, Preble Shawnee 0: Josie Krupp scored with 59 seconds to play to help CC take home a sectional title.

Lehman Catholic 5, Urbana 0: Lindsey Magoteaux and Molly Safreed knocked in two goals apiece to help LC claim a sectional title.

Girls Volleyball

Kenton Ridge 3, Greenville 0: KR will face Spg. Shawnee in sectional final play after beating Greenville 25-8, 25-18 and 25-14.

Spg. Shawnee 3, Northwestern 0: Shawnee advanced with scores of 25-21, 26-24 and 25-22.


Girls Soccer

Monday’s Results

Sectional Finals

Division I

Beavercreek 1, Centerville 0

Fairfield 1, Mt. Notre Dame 0

Lebanon 2, Sycamore 1

Loveland 3, Anderson 0

Mason 1, Lakota East 0

Sidney 2, Troy 1, OT

Springboro 6, Miamisburg 1

St. Ursula 2, Lakota West 0

Division II

Alter 9, Wilmington 1

Badin 2, McNicholas 1

Bellbrook 1, Fenwick 0, 2OT

Carroll 4, Spg. Shawnee 1

Indian Hill 6, Roger Bacon 0

Mariemont 2, Ross 1, PK

Tippecanoe 4, Bellefontaine 1

Waynesville 3, Valley View 2, 2OT

Division III

Anna 7, Brookville 0

Catholic Central 1, Preble Shawnee 0

CHCA 3, Seven Hills 1

Lehman Catholic 5, Urbana 0

Madeira 8, Deer Park 1

Milton Union 3, Troy Christian 0

Summit Country Day 8, Clark Montessori 0

West Liberty-Salem 5, Tri-County North 0

Girls Volleyball

Monday’s Results

Sectional Tournament

Division II

Spg. Shawnee 3, Northwestern 0

Kenton Ridge 3, Greenville 0


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Eagles LT Jason Peters suffers brutal knee injury against Redskins

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:51 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a devastating blow on Monday night when All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the third quarter of their game against the Washington Redskins.

Peters went down grabbing his leg in obvious pain before being fitted with an aircast and ultimately being carted off to the Eagles’ locker room.

In a sign of the possible severity of his injury, nearly every player on the Philadelphia sideline – and Washington left tackle Trent Williams – came on to the field to console Peters while the fans at Lincoln Financial Field chanted the former undrafted free agent’s name.

Peters’ injury came one day after fellow All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns suffered his own season-ending injury.

If Peters’ injury is as serious as it appeared, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection’s career could unfortunately be over. Even if he never plays another down of football, though, Peters has a spot waiting for him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

For the Eagles, replacing Peters will be nearly impossible.

Former Duck Darren Carrington on his return to Autzen: ‘I feel like I’m going to get booed a little bit’

Published: Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

Darren Carrington was once a key part of Oregon’s run to the 2014 College Football Playoff final. Two and a half years later, he was off the team and looking for a new school.

The receiver landed at Utah, where he’s made an immediate impact, catching 45 passes for 649 yards and 5 touchdowns in 7 games. The Utes have lost 3 straight games, but they were extremely competitive, dropping 2 of those 3 games by 3 points or less.

Carrington returns to the home of the Ducks — Autzen Stadium — this weekend. He doesn’t expect a warm welcome.

“I feel like I’m going to get booed a little bit,” Carrington said, via the Salt Lake Tribune’s Chris Kamrani. “But I don’t really care. I like when it’s us against the world. I like that feeling.

“It’s going to be a fun game for me.”

Carrington went on to talk about how Oregon was his school of choice growing up, and how it will always be a place he considers home, despite his unceremonious split with the football program.

“I still consider it a home. I graduated from there — just as Utah is my home,” Carrington said. “I don’t think it’s going to be weird. Maybe being back there is going to be weird, but playing, it’s just another day of football, honestly. I’ve played so many times in that stadium, it’s just, let’s go again.”

Oregon coach Willie Taggart, who dismissed Carrington from the Ducks program in July, downplayed Carrington’s effect on Oregon’s approach to the contest on Monday, instead turning the focus on his own players.