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D-backs ace Greinke Clemson


won’t start opener, win shows
gets time to recover NC St. as
The Associated Press

Diamondbacks ace Zack


shutout innings and Carlos
Correa homered for Hous-
ton. Steven Matz struck
ACC factor
Greinke will start this sea- out nine in six innings for BY ERIC OLSON
son in the dugout. New York. AP Sports Writer
Arizona manager Torey ORIOLES 4, TIGERS 2: Balti-
Lovullo said Monday that more starter Chris Till- North Carolina State
Greinke won’t pitch on man allowed one run in quietly built an impres-
opening day because of five innings. Detroit start- sive first-month record
what’s perceived to be a er Michael Fulmer struck against a soft nonconfer-
minor health issue. out five in five innings and ence schedule. The Wolf-
Greinke exited his lat- gave up two runs. Dixon pack’s first sweep of Clem-
est start after one inning Machado doubled twice son in 21 years has pushed
because of tightness in his for the Tigers. them to the national fore-
groin. He’s scheduled to PIRATES 11, TWINS 8:Miguel front in college baseball.
pitch again in spring train- Sano, who had three hits, After being ranked No.
ing Wednesday. and Brian Dozier homered 19 or lower a week ago,
Th e D i a m o n d ba c k s for Minnesota. Josh Bell, they were as high as No.
don’t want to push him Jose Osuna and Christo- 6 in the polls Monday after
to be ready for their first pher Bostick connected three weekend wins over
game March 29 at home for Pittsburgh. the former No. 1 RPI team.
against Colorado. Without BRAVES 6, BLUE JAYS 0: Julio It’s heady times for coach
this wrinkle, Lovullo said Teheran pitched 6 shut- Elliott Avent and a pro-
Greinke would’ve started out innings, striking out gram that long has been
the opener for the third five and allowing four hits. an also-ran in the Atlan-
straight year. The Atlanta ace has an 0.87 tic Coast Conference.
“Every staff has a No. 1 ERA this spring. Toron- The Wolfpack (18-3),
and he fit the bill perfect- to starter Aaron Sanchez who haven’t won an ACC
ly,” Lovullo said. “He won allowed two hits over 6 regular-season title since
17 games last year. He was innings. 1986 or conference tourna-
our staff ace.” INDIANS 5, GIANTS 4: Yonder ment championship since
Lovullo said he wasn’t Alonso hit two home runs 1992, are out to their best
ready to say who would off San Francisco starter start since the 1999 team
start against the Rockies. Johnny Cueto. Alonso had opened 20-3.
The likely candidate is three hits and drove in four The Wolfpack entered
Robbie Ray, who went 15-5 runs. Cueto allowed four this week with the best
with a 2.89 ERA last year. runs and seven hits in 4 record in the ACC and, at
“There’s a strategy,” innings. Cleveland start- 5-1, lead their division by
Lovullo said. “We don’t er Josh Tomlin gave up a game over Wake Forest.
just look at opening day. three runs and eight hits They’re third in the
We look at opening day in 5 innings. nation with 38 home runs
and then beyond, so proba- University of Virgin- — matching their 2017
bly five or six days beyond ia alum Jarrett Parker, total — and their .326 bat-
that day. And we want to dogged by retriever jokes ting average ranks seventh.
make sure that we hit from his teammates after They’re scoring 8.1 runs
things just right to get it his Cavaliers were ousted per game.
to the point where we have from the NCAA tourna- Brett Kinneman leads the
good matchups all the way ment by the University nation with 32 RBIs and is
through.” of Maryland-Baltimore tied for first in home runs
Elsewhere around the County Retrievers, hit his with 11. Will Wilson (.364),
Grapefruit and Cactus third spring training home who has reached base in 36
Leagues: run in his bid to make the straight games, and Evan
RED SOX 6, PHILLIES 5: Bos- 25-man roster. Edwards (.350) each have
ton ace Chris Sale gave The Indians released hit six homers and are
up four runs on five hits outfielder Melvin Upton JOY KIMBROUGH | THE DAILY TIMES among eight everyday
and three walks in five Jr., who hit .189 in 18 spring GOVS’ JARED YOUNG HITS the ball during Monday’s 6-4 loss to Knoxville West at William Blount. players batting .313 or bet-
innings. He also struck games. The 33-year-old ter. Brian Brown (4-0) has

BATTLE: Govs play Farragut Wednesday


out six. Mookie Betts hit spent last year in the an 0.57 ERA in 31 innings
two doubles and Xavier minors, seeing limited to lead a staff that has a
Bogaerts homered for the action for the Giants’ Tri- 2.86 ERA, down from 4.13
Red Sox. Aaron Altherr ple-A team while slowed last year, and reliever Kent
homered for Philadelphia. by injuries. FROM 1B gled on the mound. After mound though, the Gov- Klyman has allowed no
MARLINS 9, NATIONALS WHITE SOX 15, DIAMOND- a scoreless first, Morton ernors hushed the Rebels. earned runs in 16 innings.
1: Washington ace Max BACKS 2: Matt Davidson, again. Fairbanks was hit by lost control of his pitches The Carson-Newman Klyman and Reid Johnston
Scherzer was tagged for who homered, and Adam a pitch to start the inning and West took advantage, commit threw four innings, have combined for seven
three homers and six runs Engel each had three hits before moving all the way scoring three in the second not allowing a hit or run. saves.
in six innings. Adam Eaton for Chicago and leadoff to third and scoring on a Wells used a combination INTHEPOLLS:Oregon State
and Anthony Rendon man Yoan Moncada got fielder’s choice ball to cut of his fastball and changeup (18-1), Florida (18-4) and
each had two hits for the two hits and drove in the West lead to 6-2. ‘West is a good to confuse the West hitters Stanford (14-2) remained
Nationals. Miami starter three runs. Carson Ful- In the final inning, the and give his team a chance. the top three teams in
Trevor Richards worked mer pitched four hitless Gov offense finally began hitting team. If “He was working ahead the D1Baseball.com and
four innings and allowed innings for the White Sox. to show signs of its nor- the whole time,” Justin Baseball America rankings
one run. Arizona relievers Neftali mal self. you’ve got a 2-0 Young said. “He did very Monday. Collegiate Base-
ASTROS 2, METS 0: Justin Feliz and Kris Medlen both After loading the bases, well. I’m super proud of ball newspaper also has
Verlander pitched seven got roughed up. Jared Young grounded to count, they’re him.” the Beavers No. 1, followed
first that looked like a sure The hole was too deep to by Stanford and Auburn
out. going to hit the come back from though, (19-2).
But, a wild throw hit the and the Rebels took the SEC EXPANDS REPLAY: The
bat laying on the ground, ball.’ victory. Southeastern Conference,
as the ball went all the way The Govs will look to get for league games only, has
to the backstop, allowing Justin Young back on track when Farra- expanded the use of replay
two runs to score. WB baseball coach gut comes to town at 6 p.m. review and implemented
Unfortunately for the Wednesday. a new experimental chal-
Governors, that would be and two in the third. “These kids know what lenge system for head
all they would get as West After giving up a walk and they need to do,” Justin coaches. New types of
starting pitcher, Charles single to start the fourth, Young said. plays that can be reviewed:
Dupree, shut them down. Morton was replaced by “They’re as mentally force or tag plays, calls
“He looked like he was Carson Wells. tough of a group as I’ve involving whether a base
just throwing fastballs, “Isaac struggles getting ever had. So, we’ll come runner passes a preceding
daring us to hit it, and ahead of hitters,” Justin out to practice tomorrow runner before such runner
we couldn’t do it,” Justin Young said. with positive energy and is out, hit-by-pitch calls,
Young said. “It was frus- “West is a good hitting get ready for Wednesday.” tag-up plays, placement of
trating because we came team. If you’ve got a 2-0 runners when the umpire’s
off a week where we hit count, they’re going to hit WEST KNOX REBELS 6, placement of runners fol-
WILLIAM BLOUNT GOVS 4
CHRIS O’MEARA | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS very well.” the ball. He’s got to do a lowing a boundary call,
KW 032 100 0 —643
BOSTON RED SOX STARTING pitcher Chris Sale (right) delivers The Governors were better job of getting ahead WB: 001 001 2 —443
and interference for the
to the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning Monday in forced to play catch up ear- and putting people away.” WP: Charles Dupree. LP: Isaac Morton purpose of breaking up a
Fort Myers, Fla. ly as Isaac Morton strug- Once Wells took the 2B: WB — Bochtler, Fairbanks double play.

WB: Best opportunity for Lady Govs slipped away in fourth inning Bed Bugs
FROM 1B

Tennessee commit, was hit


by a pitch to lead off for the
half of that frame.
William Blount let its best
opportunity slip away in
the fourth.
After two opening walks, in that frame, with hurl-
Young hit a hard shot up er Kelsey Darnell bearing
down for the two final outs.
Darnell was replaced
umpire a bit, and we strug-
gled doing that,” the WB
head coach said.
“Definitely, some growth
Biting?
Lady Admirals — becom- A hit batter and succes- ‘We took some in the seventh by Emilee on the mound needs to
Your Hometown
ing the first of 10 batters to sive singles from Heather Braden, who allowed one occur, but I’m confident
reach base through walks Robinson and Kailey Bar- quality hacks final unearned run with a our pitchers are going to Pest Control
or being hit — and scored ron loaded the bases with hit batter later scoring after learn from today and come
the first of two quick Far- no outs, but winning pitch- there, but things advancing on a single from out better tomorrow.”
Company!
ragut runs on doubles from er Lakun Moore limited the Devon Weller and coming William Blount hosts
Kelsie Tuggle and Cam- damage to just one run on just did not go in home on a wild pitch. district and county-rival
eron Young. a sacrifice fly from Han- Moore allowed the last Heritage in a Strike Out
After a lead-off walk and nah Pickens sandwiched our favor.’ of seven hits in the Lady Cancer game at 5:30 p.m
a throwing error helped between two of her five Govs’ last chance, a one- today. Farragut travels to
Farragut plate an unearned total strike-outs. Amanda Leatherwood out single by Madison Hen- Lenoir City.
run in its second at-bat, “We took some quality William Blount softball coach ry, but finished with two
Tuggle and Young dupli- hacks there, but things just fly balls for the complete- FARRAGUT LADY ADMIRALS 7,
cated the dual doubles to did not go in our favor,” the middle, glancing off a game 7-2 win. WILLIAM BLOUNT LADY GOVS 2
score again in the third, Leatherwood said. glove, then a sacrifice fly Leatherwood said her F 211 002 1 —791 509 W. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
going up 4-0 before a solo After a scoreless fifth, brought in the second free pitchers had trouble find- WB 001 100 0 —271
WP: Lakun Moore. LP: Kelsey Darnell
home run by Kas Dunn Farragut plated two more base-runner. ing the zone of how pitches
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2B: F — Katie Tuggle (2), Cameron Young (2);


put the Lady Govs on the in the sixth with just one Farragut left one of its were being called. WB- Kas Dunn. HR: WB — Dunn. LOB: Far-
scoreboard in the bottom hit. total 12 stranded runners “You have to work to the ragut 12, William Blount 8. t.d.A. 381