The Milwaukee Brewers saved the best for last in salvaging the final game of a weekend series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field Sunday. The Crew put up five runs in the top of the 9th for a 6-1 victory. Starter Randy Wolf kept the Brewers in the game, pitching 7 strong innings, allowing only one run on three hits. Brad Hawpe hit a solo home run in the second to give Colorado the lead. Milwaukee tied it in the third and the game stayed 1-1 until the final frame. Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart ripped two run doubles, Weeks just missed a grand slam home run. Trevor Hoffman got the win in relief. Milwaukee (29-40) comes back home to open a 9 game stand at Miller Park, starting with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
T-Rats win, Frogs lose
The Wisconsin TimberRattlers wrapped up the first half of the Midwest League season with a 3-1 victory over the Kane County Cougers on Sunday. The Rattlers are 26-42 at the All-Star Break. The Green Bay Bullfrogs got racked for 15 hits and 9 runs in a 9-4 loss to Eau Claire. The Frogs continue the road trip with a game in La Crosse Monday night.
Packers final camp begins
After 4 weeks of organized team activities, the Packers got the weekend off but they return to the field this week for the mandatory mini-camp. Three days of practices at Ray Nitschke field will provide a review of the OTA installations. All the practices at 10:45 AM are open to the public.
Nationwide a big hit
The first visit by NASCAR's Nationwide series at Road America was a huge hit. Carl Edwards won the road coursre race Saturday as more than 90,000 fans attended at Elkhart Lake.
Blizzard prime for playoffs
After a 9-9 tie at the half, the Green Bay Blizzard got a pair of kick return touchdowns from B.J. Hill in a big second half to beat the Chicago Slaughter for the first time in three tries 55-30. The Blizzard finish the regular season as the IFL's Central North Division champs with a 10-4 record and will now host a first round playoff game at the Resch Center this Saturday night. The pairings will be announced today and it could well be the Slaughter again.
Saluting the final state champs
The 2009-2010 High School sports year ended on Saturday with champions crowned in girls softball and soccer and Northeast Wisconsin was well represented. At the state softball tournament in Madison, Kaukauna captured the Division 1 title with a 6-0 victory over Mequon Homestead. Lauren Danner fired a three hitter with 11 strikouts in the title game. In Division 2, Luxemburg-Casco made it back to back championships with a 4-0 victory over Rice Lake and in Division 3, the Peshtigo Bulldogs, in their first ever appearance at state, won it all with a 4-2 victory over Winnebago Lutheran. At the soccer tournament in Milwaukee, New Holstein won the D-3 title with a 2-1 victory over the Prairie School in double overtime. Kayla Bertram scored the state championship winning goal for the Huskies.