Five Things For June 13th: DeWitt’s Season Ends With Semi-Final Loss to Richmond
1. DeWitt's baseball team made an outstanding run through the state tournament, but it ended with a tough loss at McClane Stadium yesterday. Richmond moved to 35-3 with a 2-1 win over the Panthers. Richmond has now won 33 straight games.
2. Even when Max Scherzer was dominating the American League on the way to winning the Cy Young last year, he never was able to throw a complete game. Last night, he accomplished that feat for the first time in his career.
Scherzer pounded the strike zone, which allowed him to keep his pitch count down and stay in the game until the end. He only gave up three hits and struck out eight batters:
Chris Sale was not too shabby either. He went seven innings, and his only blemish was a solo home run to Victor Martinez. Detroit was able to tack on three more runs in the late innings, which made things a little less stressful in the ninth. The Tigers will come back home and start a series with the Twins tonight.
3. The San Antonio Spurs are on the cusp of winning a world championship. Much like game three, San Antonio's offense was able to get whatever they wanted in the first half. The Spurs shot 40-70 from the field, which was good for 57.1%.
The Heat look old and worn down. Dwayne Wade is a shell of his former self, and was 3-13 from the field. He also got beat defensively a number of times. This is a team which has relied heavily on the likes of Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis for a numerous grueling playoff games, and it showed last night. San Antonio is firing on all cylinders, and they appear to be the noticeably superior team in this series.
4. The first round of the U.S. Open is in the books, and Martin Kaymer holds the sizable lead at -5. Brendan De Jonge, Fran Quinn, Kevin Na, Graeme McDowell are all three strokes back at -2. Kaymer tees off at 8:02 today.
5. The World Cup got underway yesterday, and the host country got a 3-1 win over Brazil.