Local Sports 6-10-2019

Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt have joined Louisville in the 2019 College World Series field.  Two more spots will be claimed today.  Auburn will play North Carolina and Arkansas will battle Ole Miss with the winners advancing to the College World Series that gets underway on Saturday in Omaha.


Nebraska football will host its Friday Night Lights camps on June 14th and June 21st at Memorial Stadium.  For the first time, Nebraska will also host the National Adidas OL/DL Pipeline Camp, with that event set to take place on Saturday June 15th.  Each of the three events will be free and open to the public.  The Friday Night Lights events will take place from 6-8pm.  The Pipeline camp will run from 11a-2pm.


Minnesota Lynx rookie forward Jessica Shepard will be out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee.  Shepard was injured in Saturday’s 89-85 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.  Shepard was a second round pick out of Notre Dame.  In her first WNBA season, the 6-foot-3 Shepard averaged 4.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in six games with the Lynx.  She tore the ACL in her left knee during her senior season at Fremont. She bounced back and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in her first season at Nebraska.


Spearfish beat the Hastings Sodbusters 11-5 yesterday at Duncan Field.  The Sodbusters are now 5-9.  The same two teams will play at 6:35pm tonight.


Hastings Five Points Bank went 2-2 at the Omaha Gross tournament over the weekend.  Hastings beat Columbus and Papio-South, but lost to Millard North and Papillion LaVista.  Hastings is now 11-4 on the season and will host Columbus on Tuesday beginning at 7:30pm.  We’ll have the action on 1230AM KHAS beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15pm.


Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes had a successful weekend, going 4-0 in the Omaha South Tournament.  JIH picked up wins over Omaha Bryan, Omaha Gross, Omaha South and North Platte.  Hastings is now 15-3 and will play Columbus in the first game tomorrow at 5:00pm.


Hastings Runza went 1-3 in their own tournament over the weekend. Hastings beat Kearney, but lost to Columbus, Omaha Central and Norfolk.  Hastings is now 8-5-1 on the season and will host Twin River in a doubleheader today at Duncan Field.  First pitch is set for 11:00am this morning.


ROYALS> The Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 yesterday.  The Royals are now 20-45 on the season and will host Detroit on Tuesday.


NHL> In the Stanley Cup Finals last night, Boston beat St. Louis 5-1.  That series is tied at three games apiece.  The seventh and deciding game is set for Wednesday in Boston.


NBA> The NBA finals resume tonight with Golden State playing at Toronto.  The Raptors lead the series 3-1.  Tip-off will be at 8:000pm.  Pre-game show begins at 7:00pm on ESPN 1550 KICS.


NASCAR> Persistent rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.  The Firekeepers Casino 400 will now be run beginning at 4:00pm this afternoon.  Joey Logano is on the pole.


ORTIZ> Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of surgery and doing “fine” after being shot at a club in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  Authorities say Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off of a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point blank range at about 8:50pm local time at the Dial Bar and Lounge.  Two other people were also injured.






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