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Brewers swept by red-hot Rockies

first_imgMilwaukee Brewers\’ Mat Gamel showed the frustration felt by his team after striking out in the ninth to end the game and the series against the Colorado Rockies.[/media-credit]MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Colorado Rockies are learning to love life on the road under new manager Jim Tracy.Aaron Cook pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and closer Huston Street shook off a ninth-inning home run by Ryan Braun to earn his fourth save in as many games, lifting the Rockies to a 5-4 victory and three-game sweep over Milwaukee on Thursday.That’s eight straight wins, all on the road, for the Rockies, who completed a four-game sweep of St. Louis earlier this week — shredding two of the NL Central’s best over seven days.“I think we should just go straight to Seattle,” Cook said.Instead, the Rockies will face the Mariners at home, where they’re 9-14 this season.“Now we have to take this home with us to our fans and get our house in order,” Tracy said. “Because we’re a much better team at home than 9-14.”Colorado is 10-4 under Tracy, who took over for the fired Clint Hurdle on May 29.But it’s not like the Rockies were completely adversity-free Thursday: Catcher Paul Phillips nearly got run over by the Miller Park “Racing Sausage” mascots as he walked out of the dugout.And Phillips got booed for it!“I said, ‘Jeez, tough crowd,’” said Phillips, whose two-run single in the eighth proved to be the difference for the Rockies. “They were more into the sausage race, obviously, than they were the game.”Oh, and Braun’s three-run homer off Street in the ninth did add some drama.With the Rockies leading 5-1, Randy Flores allowed a pair of runners to reach base with one out. Tracy brought in Street, who struck out Mike Rivera before giving up Braun’s homer.Street, who saved the Rockies’ previous three games, then walked Prince Fielder before striking out Mat Gamel to earn his 12th save of the season and fourth in four games. Street was the Rockies’ sixth reliever of the day.“We taxed ourselves a little bit today, obviously,” Tracy said. “We took it to the limit a couple of times. But once again, we made some huge pitches when we had to.”Milwaukee’s typically potent offense scored only four runs in the first two games of the series and couldn’t manage anything against starter Cook (5-3) until the seventh.“That team’s playing really well,” Braun said. “And it’s a weird game: It seems like when you’re playing really well you get all the breaks, and when you’re not going well like we are now, you just find a way to come up on the short end of games like this.”The Brewers took some solace in the fact that they at least had several scoring chances. That wasn’t the case in the first two games of the series, when the Brewers managed a total of only four runs and struggled to get runners on base.“You’ve got to try to take all the positives you can from a game like this, a series like this,” Braun said.With the Rockies ahead 3-0 in the seventh, Cook gave up a pair of singles and a walk to load the bases with no outs. Tracy then used three relievers to limit the damage: Matt Daley gave up a sacrifice fly to Corey Hart, Alan Embree got Craig Counsell to line out to right, and Joel Peralta walked Mike Cameron to bring up Braun with the bases loaded and two outs.After falling behind 1-2, Peralta got Braun to chase a 79 mph slider — then struck him out on a 93 mph fastball.Cook ended Brewers scoring threats with strikeouts in the previous two innings, getting Bill Hall in fifth and Gamel in the sixth.Brewers manager Ken Macha saw the Brewers’ scoring chances as a sign of progress, even if they didn’t cash in.“It’s the job of myself and the coaching staff to continue to stay positive,” Macha said. “I think the comeback in the ninth inning is going to help.”Yovani Gallardo (6-3) gave up only two runs but struggled with his control, throwing 105 pitches over five innings and walking four.NOTES: First-base umpire Jerry Crawford left the game after the second inning after becoming ill. … Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the hearing for Cameron’s appeal of his two-game suspension for making contact with an umpire has yet to be scheduled. … The Rockies selected Tracy’s son, Mark, a catcher at Duquesne University, in the 49th round of the first-year player draft. “We didn’t ask for any favors, but I’m proud of him,” Jim Tracy said.last_img read more

Kailey Jenkins, WHS senior, makes first team all-league honors; 3 other Dukes named

first_imgChad ReibenspiesJr.Clearwater Connor HurstSo.Augusta Gerad DeaverSr.Andale Second Team Markus PhoxSr.Collegiate Honorable Mention Riley KemmerSr.Collegiate Elliott MannSr.Collegiate Chase WinterSr.Augusta First Team Nick BeckerSr.Wellington Player of the YearHunter KnoblauchAndale Johnny BeckerJr.Clearwater All-AVCTL Div. IV Ben SeilerSr.Andalecenter_img Coach of the YearJeff BuchananAndale Colin FrickeySr.Clearwater Reed VanDeestJr.Clearwater Paul RichardJr.Circle Hunter KnoblauchSo.Andale Trevor NanceSo.Wellington Jason HermreckSo.Andale Stewart DennisonSr.Circle Landon RootJr.Collegiate Kailey Jenkinsby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kailey Jenkins, a Wellington High School senior, was named to the first team All Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. IV list. She was one of four Wellington basketball players, who made post-season honors by member coaches.Jenkins, a guard for the 13-8 Crusader girls basketball team, was one of six players named to the first team.Savannah Cornejo, another WHS senior was named to the second team.On the boys side, Nick Becker, a WHS senior; and Trevor Nance, a WHS sophomore, were named on the honorable mention All AV-CTL CIV list. The full list of the all-league honors is as follows: Girls:Division IVFirst teamRachel Eck, Andale;Sr.Kailey Jenkins, Wellington;Sr.Brittany Meyer, Andale;So.Jerica Skar, Collegiate;Sr.Bryna Vogel, Clearwater;Jr.Jamie Wright, Circle;Sr.MVP: Bryna Vogel, ClearwaterCoaches: Mark Kerschen, Andale; Chuck Reitberger, ClearwaterSecond teamSavannah Cornejo, Wellington;Sr.Keli Dunn, Collegiate;Sr.Josie Eck, Andale;Sr.Casady Marlnee, Augusta;Jr.Emily Rowland, Andale;Sr.Brooke Winter, Clearwater;Sr.Honorable mentionKristen Babb, sr., Clearwater; Jacy Gibbs, sr., Circle; Jordan Hull, jr., Collegiate; Kalie Robinson, sr., Augusta; Alexis Wiebe, sr., Circle.Boys:   Bo KnoblauchFr.Andale Kesten TrebbeSr.Augusta Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 387 weeks ago (Savannah Cornejo, another WHS senior was named to the boys side.) Should read “named to second team” unless she is actually playing on the boys side…just saying!!! 🙂 Report Reply 1 reply · active 387 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 387 weeks ago Congratulations to each of these student athelets…hard work pays dividends! Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more