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SportShorts for Tuesday, June 11, 2019

BASEBALL

Rock Falls’ Schueler named BNC MVP

Rock Falls senior Jay Schueler was voted the Big Northern Conference MVP,
it was announced Monday.

Schueler was joined on the first team by teammates Chase Chappell and Grant Wasson, as well as Dixon’s
Tucker Cole, Payton Lawrence and Oscar Van Sickle.

Rock Falls juniors Jared Rasmussen and Noah Schueler, Dixon’s Joseph Heckert and Oregon’s Dalton Hermes were second-team honorees.

Dixon’s Dentrell McGlown and Owen Rick, Rock Falls’ Austin Sandrock and
Oregon’s Breccan Berns were honorable mentions.

LOCAL GOLF

Rock River wins best ball event

Rock River Golf & Pool finished with a team score of 752 to win the Three Rivers Best Ball tournament that concluded Sunday at Emerald Hill in Sterling.

Leading the way for the Rock Falls course was the pairing of Cole Ruckman and Colton Guy, who teamed up for a two-round total of 138 to win medalist honors.

Flight winners were Emerald Hill’s Scott Hargrave and Luke Hofmann (139, 1st Flight); Emerald Hill’s Joel Kipping and Chris Kuecker (145, 2nd Flight); Rock River’s Dave Pilgrim and C.J. Wade (145, 3rd Flight); Sunset’s Adam Marshall and Carson Buck (146, 4th Flight); and Lake Erie’s Don Kuhnen and Koby Kuhnen (161, 5th Flight).

MLB

Ortiz to be airlifted to Boston after shooting

A U.S. medical team arrived in the Dominican Republic on Monday to airlift David Ortiz to Boston after the former Red Sox slugger was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native country.

The 43-year-old retired athlete was in stable condition in intensive care at a Santo Domingo hospital after doctors removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine, according to his spokesman, Leo López. He said Ortiz’s liver was also damaged in the shooting Sunday night.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Iowa guard Moss transfers to Kansas

Kansas added Iowa sharpshooter Isaiah Moss as a graduate transfer Monday.

Moss was a 3-year starter for the Hawkeyes, averaging 9.2 points last season. He was second on the team in steals and fourth in assists while hitting 42.1% of his 3-pointers.

HORSE RACING

Santa Anita denies request to close

In an extraordinary move, the California Horse Racing Board asked Santa Anita to cancel the remainder of its season – now 6 days – in the wake of a resumption of horse fatalities over the last few weeks, but management of the track said no.

Formal Dude, a 4-year-old gelding, was euthanized after sustaining an injury during a mile dirt race on Saturday.

Truffalino, a 3-year-old filly, was pulled up and cantered toward the finish line before jockey Joe Talamo jumped off. The horse then collapsed and died.

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