Sports Digest, 8/31



at Anderson Fields, Streator (Par 35): STREATOR 153, Lisle 177. Grant Mascal 34, Cam Anderson-Pfalzgraf 38, Cole Holloway 40, Jacob Magana 41, Jared Strabala 41, Nick Yanello 41. Record: Streator 9-1 (5-0 I-8) JV Score: STREATOR 203, Lisle 208.

at Pontiac Elks Club (Par 36): Bloomington Central Catholic 162, Normal University 164, PONTIAC 194. PHS: Griffin Nyi 48, Griffin Brunner 48, Garrett Brunner 48, Rocco Sartoris 50. BCC: Parker Wisdom 39, Owen Talbott 40, Tommy Nelson 40, Ben Winslow 43. NUHS: Cody Surma 39, Jackson Yoder 39, Tyler Orgler 42, Parker Penn 44.


Friday ScheduleStreator Area Teams

STREATOR at Peotone, 7 PM (on WSPL)

Heyworth at F.C.W., 7 PM (game played at Woodland)

El Paso-Gridley at FIELDCREST, 7 PM

PONTIAC at Tolono Unity, 7 PM

DWIGHT at Hoopeston, 7 PM

Other Area Games

Limestone at La Salle-Peru, 7:30 PM

Chicago Bronzeville at Ottawa, 7:30 PM

Marquette at Stockton, 7 PM

St. Bede at Bureau Valley, 7:30 PM

Mendota at Rock Falls, 7 PM

Saturday Games

Dupo at Seneca, 2 PM


The following below was provided by The Associated Press


Major League Baseball

CUBS 17, Pittsburgh 3 — Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ drove in four runs apiece as the Cubs bashed the Pirates, 17-3. Schwarber slammed a pair of two-run homers, Happ added a two-run blast and Anthony Rizzo furnished a solo shot. Jose Quintana gave up three runs over six innings for the Cubs, who won their third in a row to maintain their 3 ½-game lead over Milwaukee in the NL Central.

Minnesota 11, WHITE SOX 1 — Eddie Rosario homered twice and Ehire Adrianza (AY’-ray ah-dree-AHN’-zah) went 3-for-5 with a pair of triples and four ribbies to lead the Twins’ 11-1 assault on the White Sox. Brian Dozier had four hits as Minnesota finished the month 19-10. Juan Berrios tied a career high with 11 strikeouts and pitched seven scoreless innings to win his seventh straight start at Target Field.

Milwaukee 6, CARDINALS 5 — Sixth-inning homers by Domingo Santana and Jonathan Villar helped the Brewers knock off the Cardinals, 6-5. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his 30th save, but he needed a leaping catch by Keon Broxton at the wall to record the final out and avoid a potential 7-6 loss. Tommy Pham homered twice for the Redbirds.


Astros to return home Saturday to face the Mets

HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros plan to host the Mets in a three-game series that will begin on Saturday.

The Astros had to relocate their current series against the Rangers to St. Petersburg, Florida, following the catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The team will be back in Houston following its finale with Texas on Thursday.

A doubleheader with the Mets is planned for Saturday, followed by a single game on Sunday before the Astros hit the road for a 10-game trip.


Thursday’s Schedule (times CDT)

N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 11:35 a.m.

WHITE SOX at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m.

Texas vs Houston at St. Petersburg, Fla., 12:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:40 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m.

Toronto at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta at CUBS, 7:05 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

CARDINALS at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


National Football League

Thursday Schedule

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 6 p.m.

L.A. Rams at Green Bay, 6 p.m.

Detroit at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 6:30 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.

Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at BEARS, 7 p.m.

Baltimore at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Tennessee at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at Denver, 8 p.m.

L.A. Chargers at San Francisco, 9 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 9 p.m.


College Football

Thursday Schedule – Top 25

(10) Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa, 6:30 p.m

(2) Ohio State at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Area Games

Western Illinois at Tennessee Tech, 6 PM

Eastern Illinois at Indiana State, 6 PM