Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, leaving the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft coming up later this week and free agency opening next month. Winning the Cup less than two weeks ago triggered a two-year extension for Trotz that would have given him a slight bump in salary to just over $2 million, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated
Matt Miller recorded his 100th career win as manager of the Eau Claire Cavaliers in their 9-5 nonleague win over the Brill Millers on Monday night at Carson Park. Jordan Wilson went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, a triple and three RBIs. Adam Krajewski also slugged out three hits in the contest. Adrian Bethel got the win on the mound, going seven innings and giving up six hits, three runs and four walks while striking out three.
Ben Poppe struck out eight and Austin Goettl had a pair of hits to lead the Cadott Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Jim Falls Sturgeons in a CRBL game shortened by the rain on Sunday in Cadott. Cadott 4, Jim Falls 2 Jim Falls 000 002 — 2 4 2 Cadott 100 012 — 4 7 0 WP: Ben Poppe (6 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 5 BB 8 K). LP: Dylan Waters (6 IP 7 H 4 R 4 ER 0 BB 3 K). Leading hitters — Cadott: Austin Goettl 2x3 (2B, RBI, SB). Records: Cadott 2-10, Jim Falls 2-11.
Austin Selz and Jaelin Williams combined to strike out 11 hitters to help the Eau Claire Pizza Hut Post 53 19U Legion baseball team beat Winona LeJetz 7-3 and salvage a split Sunday at the Boober Parizek Classic in La Crosse. Mitch Froehlich, Joel Zachow and Logan Rasmussen all had a pair of hits for Eau Claire, which had 11 hits in the game. Appleton plated a run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Eau Claire 4-3 in the first game of the day. Zac Stange had three hits, including a double
EXPRESS 6, HUSKIES 4 DULUTH (4) AB-R-H-RBI: Augie Isaacson, 2b/lf, 5-1-1-0; Nick Sogard, ss, 4-1-2-0; Chris Gilbody, 2b/c, 3-1-1-0; John Lagattuta, rf, 4-0-1-1; Justin Mitchell, c, 2-0-1-0; Julian Escobedo, cf/pr, 1-0-0-1; Kyle Jacobsen, cf/lf, 4-0-0-1; Tor Sehnert, dh, 5-0-1-0; Trevin Esquerra, 1b, 4-0-1-0; General McArthur, 3b, 4-1-1-0; Hayden Shenefield, p, 0-0-0-0; Tim Holdgrafer, p, 0-0-0-0; Levi Shandrew, p, 0-0-0-0; Kieran Shaw, p, 0-0-0-0. Totals 36-4-9-3. EAU CLAIRE (6) Spencer
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — One was about power. The other was about patience. Brooks Koepka has a game for the U.S. Open no matter the course, no matter the test, no matter the circumstances. He never lost hope when he began his title defense with a 75 and was 7-over par midway through the second round. He didn’t lose his mind in the most punishing third round of a U.S. Open in nearly two decades. And with a cool head and a hot putter, he didn’t give anyone a chance down the
A pair of lengthy weather delays did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Eau Claire Express on Sunday. The Express used fast starts out of both delays to defeat the Duluth Huskies 6-4 at Carson Park for their second win in the last three games. An outstanding performance from Eau Claire North grad Adam LaRock helped the Express swing the game in their favor. “The rain delays were an hour long (each), and it’s tough to get right back into the swing of things, but we got on
MILWAUKEE — Maikel Franco didn’t know he’d be in Philadelphia’s starting lineup until he arrived at Miller Park. The Milwaukee Brewers likely wish he’d been on the bench. Franco homered and drove in four runs and the Phillies held off Milwaukee’s ninth-inning rally for a 10-9 victory. “We didn’t tell him he was going to be starting,” Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. “He worked great at-bats. He punished pitchers when they made
CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message. The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues. Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning for his first major league win, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Sunday. He scattered 10 hits and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings in his second career start. He was recalled earlier in the day
The Eau Claire 19-and-under Post 53 Legion team bounced back from a Friday loss to down La Crosse Post 52 10-1 on Saturday in La Crosse. Memorial grad Jack Brown, recently named the Division 1 pitcher of the year by wissports.net, hurled a complete game and stuck out four while issuing no walks and scattering five hits. Jaelin Williams was 3-for-5 at the plate in the game. 17Us stay hot The Eau Claire 17-and-under Legion team beat Farmington (Minn.) 5-1 on Saturday in the Burnsville