Sports briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 3 – pharostribune.com
Logan selling all-sports tickets
Tickets for Logansport High School athletic events are now on sale at the LHS treasurer’s office, E129.
All-sports passes are $75 per adult, $25 per student (K-12) and $60 per staff or senior citizen (65 years or older). A 10-event pass is available for $40. A family pass (family of four in same household, two adults, two students) is $190 and a family plus pass (family of six in same household, two adults, four students) is $235.
Football season tickets are $18 per adult and $16 per student. Boys basketball season tickets are $40 per adult and $35 per staff or senior citizen and girls basketball season tickets are $35 per adult and $30 per staff or senior citizen.
Cost at the gate for varsity events is $5 and for JV only and freshman events is $4.
Logan’s Run G.C. holds tourney
Logan’s Run Family Golf Course held its annual Ladies Day Invitational last Saturday.
Thirty ladies from the area participated. First place in low gross went to Cee Cee Wilson and Mary Sutton. First place in low net went to Linda and Shalina Delp.
Linda Scott won the closest to the pin on No. 9 and Mary Sutton won the closest to the pin on No. 18.
Lester homers as Cubs rout D’backs
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester hit his first major league homer and struck out nine to reach 2,000 for his career, helping the Chicago Cubs pound the Arizona Diamondbacks 16-4 on Tuesday night.
Anthony Rizzo went deep twice and Ian Happ and Javier Baez also connected as Chicago kicked off a six-game homestand with its 14th win in 17 games since the All-Star break. Rizzo, Baez and Albert Almora Jr. each drove in three runs, and Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras had two RBIs apiece.
The NL Central leaders rapped out 17 hits in their highest-scoring game of the season and stayed 2 1/2 games ahead of second-place Milwaukee.
With two outs and Happ on first in the third, Lester drove a 2-2 pitch from Patrick Corbin over the wall in center to make it 8-1. The crowd of 40,709 roared as Lester trotted around the bases and kept cheering until he popped out of the dugout for a curtain call.
Red Sox score 3 in 9th to beat Indians
BOSTON (AP) — Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox pulled off the final rally of a wild game Tuesday night, beating the Cleveland Indians 12-10 despite an astonishing catch by center fielder Austin Jackson.
In the fifth inning, Jackson robbed Hanley Ramirez of a leadoff homer with a leaping grab in the right-center triangle at Fenway Park. Jackson reached way above the wall and tumbled head over heels into the Red Sox bullpen, steadying himself by holding onto the fence with his right arm. Following a soft landing, Jackson stood up and showed umpires he indeed had the ball, to the amazement of players on both sides.
A replay review confirmed Jackson held on for the catch.
Cleveland, which tied it on Francisco Lindor’s leadoff homer in the top of the ninth and added a run on a wild pitch, blew the lead for the third time in the bottom of the ninth in a game the Indians led 5-0 after two innings.
Marlins rally after Scherzer leaves
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer slept funny, which is why he wasn’t smiling when he left Tuesday’s game in the second inning with neck spasms.
The NL All-Star starter hit his first career homer to help build a six-run lead, but the Miami Marlins rallied against the Washington Nationals’ bullpen to win 7-6 on Tuesday.
Scherzer said he woke up with a stiff neck a couple of days earlier, and it became more bothersome when the game began.