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CNN features UNC in analysis that claims athletes “read like 5th-graders”

cnnlogoA CNN investigation published Tuesday, Jan. 7 found that public university student basketball and football players could read only up to an eight-grade level. A former learning specialist at UNC-Chapel Hill claims a Tar Heel basketball player she worked with couldn’t read or write.

Mary Willingham researched the reading levels of 183 UNC athletes who played football or basketball from 2004 to 2012 and found that 60 percent read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels.

CNN Headline: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

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Nine sports figures to be inducted into the NC Sports Hall of Fame

halloffamelogoThe North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1963, have announced its 2014 inductees.

The nine new members are Eddie Biedenbach, A. J. Carr, Bob Colvin, Randy Denton, Lee Gliarmis, Marshall Happer, Rodney Rogers, Bob Waters and Frank Weedon.

Eddie Biedenbach: Recruited by the legendary Everett Case to N.C. State University, Bidenbach was a star on Wolfpack teams loaded with stars. As a three-year starter (freshmen were ineligible then), he was a two-time All-ACC selection. Biedenbach averaged 12 points a game his sophomore year and 16.7 points a game as a junior, when he led N.C. State to the ACC Tournament title with a 21.3 average. He was his team’s MVP his senior year. A masterful dribbler and defensive player, Biedenbach was known for stealing the ball from opposing guards. He was drafted in two sports — the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA and the New Jersey Nets in the ABA, as well as the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL — and played one year in the NBA before being lured into coaching. He was a key assistant on N.C. State’s 1974 national championship and held head coaching jobs at Davidson College and UNC-Asheville. At Asheville, he led the program for 17 seasons, amassing 256 wins and taking the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament three times. A four-time Big South Coach of the Year and the winningest coach in the league’s history, he has joined the staff at UNC-Wilmington as an assistant coach.

A.J. Carr: Soft-spoken Carr is one of the most respected men in North Carolina sports. Although known as a veteran sportswriter (42 years at the Raleigh News & Observer, plus stops at his hometown Wallace Enterprise and the Greensboro Daily News), he also had a rewarding career as an athlete.

Carr was an all-conference basketball player three years at Wallace-Rose Hill High and team MVP in 1960, the same year he was all-conference in football. He was a four-year starter in baseball and team MVP in 1959. Teams on which he performed won or shared 14 regular season or tournament titles.

He holds nine state titles in Senior Games age-group basketball shooting and 12 Wake County championships. He also set or shared two state records. A member of the Guilford College Sports Hall Sports of Fame, Carr was named North Carolina Sportswriter of the Year in 1978 and 2008, won three national awards for college baseball writing, and was honored by the Triangle Chapter National Football Foundation, North Carolina Tennis Association, and Raleigh Hot Stove League.

Bob Colvin: Of all the eras of dominance among North Carolina’s high school football teams through the decades, perhaps no one was more dominant than Colvin’s teams at 1-A Robbinsville High School in western North Carolina. In a head-coaching career that spanned 18 years (1966-84), he led the Black Knights to 11 state championships in a 15-year period beginning in 1969. In only one of those 11 victories did the opponent manage to lose by less than a touchdown. For his career, Colvin posted a record of 177-57-2.

Randy Denton: A Raleigh native and North Carolina resident for more than 50 years, Denton starred at Enloe High School, where his jersey was retired in 1967. As a center at Duke University, he earned All-ACC honors in all three of his varsity seasons (1969-71), when he led the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding in each, and he was named All-American as a senior. He held career averages at Duke of 19.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. Four times he scored more than 20 points and had more than 20 rebounds in a single game. Denton played eight seasons professionally (ABA, NBA and in Italy). He was inducted into the Duke University Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Duke University Hall of Honor in 2001.

Lee Gliarmis: An outstanding high school athlete in Wilson, Gliarmis was invited to join both the basketball and soccer teams at UNC-Chapel Hill. Yet it was back in Wilson, beginning in the early 1950s, that Gliarmis began to make an indelible mark on young athletes in his youth-coaching career that spanned multiple decades. When Fike High School had its glorious run of football success in the late 1960s, it did so with a high percentage of players who had honed their skills on Gliarmis’ youth league teams. His contributions extended to other sports that include baseball, where he led the efforts to build the North Carolina Baseball Museum at historic Fleming Stadium in Wilson. Visitors from 50 states and 14 counties have enjoyed its memorabilia.

Marshall Happer: Happer is a Raleigh attorney who served as chief operating officer and as commissioner of the Men’s Tennis Council, the governing body for the international tour. He also served the Council as its in-house attorney. As a junior player in Kinston, he was a two-time state champion who went on to play collegiately at UNC-Chapel Hill. Happer has made a major impact on the tennis scene in the state, and he has brought several pro tennis tournaments to the area.

Rodney Rogers: Rogers, a Durham native, averaged 19.3 points and almost eight rebounds per game in his career as a basketball star at Wake Forest University. He was named ACC Rookie of the Year, edging Duke University’s Grant Hill for that honor, and became the ACC’s Player of the Year in 1993. Drafted ninth in the first round of the 1993 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets, Rogers went on to have a productive 12-year professional career appearing with the Nuggets, Clippers, New Orleans Hornets, Celtics, Nets, Sixers, Spurs and Suns. He became known as the perfect sixth man in the pro league and was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2000.

Bob Waters: (deceased) Considered the NFL’s first ever “shotgun” quarterback in his No. 2 role with the San Francisco 49ers, Waters’ pro career prematurely gave way to coaching because of a series of injuries. He became an assistant coach at his alma mater, Presbyterian College, and then coached wide receivers at Stanford University. Just three years into his coaching career, Waters accepted an offer to become head coach at Western Carolina University. His first team at Cullowhee went 9-1 in 1969, and his 1972 and 1974 teams were the school’s first to appear in post-season competition. His 1983 team played in the national championship game. Waters coached at Western Carolina for 20 seasons and was the school’s athletic director for 15 of those years. The football field at Western Carolina bears his name. He is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Frank Weedon: (deceased) No one has been more closely identified with N.C. State University for a half century than Weedon, who served the institution as the longtime sports information director and assistant athletic director. Born in Washington, D.C., he was a graduate of the University of Maryland. However, he cannot be identified without references to N.C. State.

“It’s sort of like Frank was born at N.C. State,” former Wolfpack coach Lou Holtz once said. “There wasn’t any past. He didn’t play golf. He loved N.C. State and he loved his mother.”

Weedon is famous for his critique of game officials, especially along the sidelines at N.C. State basketball games. But perhaps that notoriety disguised that he was also one of the classic sports information directors in the business. It has been written the he almost single-handedly successfully promoted Roman Gabriel into first-team All-American status in 1960. Weedon also sold the national media on the myth that Tommy Burleson was the tallest basketball player (at 7-feet, 4 inches) in the nation. Actually, Burleson was 7-feet, 2 ¼ inches. Weedon also created the first-ever, university-affiliated regional radio network, and the idea spread to other campuses around the state and then across the country. Weedon worked for seven athletic directors and the press box at Doak Field. N.C. State’s baseball stadium bears his name.


Wake Forest made more of an effort in win over Tar Heels

Jeff Bzdelik.

Jeff Bzdelik.

UNC didn’t really deserve to win the game at Wake Forest… but they could have. The Tar Heels fell 73-67 in the ACC season opener for both teams.

You’d think that outrebounding an ACC foe by 19 would do the trick. And it would have if the Heels could have made a few shots. You aren’t going to win many games hitting 39 percent.

A lot of those shots were relatively easy follow shots, tips and short jumpers. Several were open threes.

As Coach Williams said, the Tar Heels couldn’t finish. But Wake could. They scored 19 points off Carolina’s 17 turnovers.

“We just made effort plays,” said Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Ouch. They kinda says that the Tar Heels didn’t make as much effort because the favored Heels certainly have the talent to beat the Deacs.

Even the UNC trapping defense was only successful a couple of times and the Tar Heels didn’t convert on the opportunities.

“We knew they would trap us and we handled the trap really well,” Bzdelik said.

I had thought the trap might be Carolina’s calling card this year but it takes more effort, more aggression to work.

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NC State’s Rodon, Turner make preseason All-America first team

Carlos Rodon.

Carlos Rodon.

Thirteen Atlantic Coast Conference baseball players have been named to the 2014 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American Teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

The 13 preseason All-Americans from the ACC tied for the most in the nation with the Pac-12.

The ACC contingent is led by three players on the first team: NC State’s Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner, and Florida State’s D.J. Stewart. Rodon was also selected as the projected national player of the year.

Six league players garnered second team accolades: Florida State’s Luke Weaver, Miami’s Bryan Radziewski, North Carolina’s Trent Thornton and Skye Bolt, Virginia’s Mike Papi, and Virginia Tech’s Mark Zagunis. Clemson’s Daniel Gossett, NC State’s Brett Austin, and Virginia’s Brandon Downes and Derek Fisher were selected to the third team.

Led by No. 5 Florida State, six ACC squads earned rankings in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll announced last week. No. 10 NC State, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 12 Virginia, No. 13 Miami, and No. 21 Clemson also claimed spots in poll, while Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame received votes.

The 2014 season begins for all 14 Atlantic Coast Conference teams on Friday, Feb. 14, and conference action gets under way on Friday, March 7.

ACC on the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America Teams

First Team
Carlos Rodon*, LHP, NC State
Trea Turner, SS, NC State
D.J. Stewart, OF, Florida State
* Projected National Player of the Year

Second Team
Trent Thornton, RHP, North Carolina
Bryan Radziewski, LHP, Miami
Luke Weaver, RHP, Florida State
Mark Zagunis, C, Virginia Tech
Skye Bolt, OF, North Carolina
Mike Papi, OF/1B, Virginia

Third Team
Daniel Gossett, RHP, Clemson
Brett Austin, C, NC State
Brandon Downes, OF, Virginia
Derek Fisher, OF, Virginia


Duke volleyballer named third-team All-America

Emily Sklar.

Emily Sklar.

Duke sophomore outside hitter Emily Sklar has earned third-team All-America honors as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Sklar, who was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, guided Duke (28-5, 18-2 ACC) to the 2013 conference crown, totaling 405 kills, 222 digs, 24 service aces and 43 blocks. The only sophomore in Duke history to garner conference player of the year recognition, Sklar knocked down 3.89 kills per set to rank second in the ACC.

In addition to Sklar, eleven other conference student-athletes received honorable mention, including three additional Blue Devils. Also placing student-athletes on the honorable mention list were Florida State (3), North Carolina (2), Virginia Tech (2) and Notre Dame (1).

ACC on 2013 AVCA Division I Third-Team All-America

Emily Sklar Duke

ACC on 2013 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America

Jovana Bjelica North Carolina

Kathryn Caine Virginia Tech

Maggie Deichmeister Duke

Victoria Hamsher Virginia Tech

Jeni Houser Notre Dame

Ali McCurdy Duke
Ashley Neff Florida State

Paige Neuenfeldt North Carolina

Jeme Obeime Duke

Elise Walch Florida State

Nicole Walch Florida State


Duke’s Crowder, UNC’s Logan honored with weekly ACC honors

Jamison Crowder.

Jamison Crowder.

Boston College running back Andre Williams and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald lead a group of nine Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.

The Eagles’ Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after he rushed for 263 yards to become the first player in ACC history to surpass the 2,000-yard mark for the season in Saturday’s ACC road win at Maryland. The Panthers’ Donald, who was also named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week, picked up ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after playing a decisive role in Pitt’s one-point ACC win at Syracuse.

Williams is one of three Boston College student-athletes to be recognized. Other ACC honorees this week include the Eagles’ Matt Patchan as Offensive Lineman of the Week, Duke’s Jamison Crowder as Receiver of the Week and Syracuse’s Cam Lynch as Linebacker of the Week. Miami’s Tracy Howard and Syracuse’s Durell Eskridge were recognized as Co-Defensive Backs of the Week, Boston College’s Nate Freese as Specialist of the Week and North Carolina’s T.J. Logan as Rookie of the Week.

The ACC Offensive Back of the Week honor is Williams’ second straight and third of the season. Duke’s Crowder was recognized for the fourth time overall (twice as ACC Receiver of the Week, twice as Specialist of the Week). Boston College’s Patchan was honored for the second straight week and second time overall. Pitt’s Donald and Syracuse’s Eskridge were also cited for the second time this season.

OFFENSIVE BACK – Andre Williams, Boston College, Sr., RB, 6-0, 227, Schnecksville, Pa

Williams carried 32 times for 263 yards and two touchdowns in Boston College’s 29-26 ACC win at Maryland, marking the senior’s fifth 200-plus yard rushing effort of the season. Williams brought the visiting Eagles within four points on a 72-yard touchdown run with 10:33 left in the fourth quarter. Later, with the score tied at 26 with less than one minute remaining, he rushed 36 yards to the Maryland 37 yard-line to set up Nate Freese’s game-winning field goal. Williams lifted his 11-game season total to 320 carries for 2,073 yards and 16 touchdowns to become the 16th running back in FBS history – and first since Connecticut’s Donald Brown in 2008 (2,083) – to record 2,000 rushing yards in a season.

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN – Matt Patchan, Boston College, Sr., LT, 6-7, 300, Tampa, Fla.

Patchan graded out at 86 percent with two knockdown blocks to lead Boston College’s offensive line that paved the way for Andre Williams to run for 263 yards and two touchdowns and earn a 29-26 victory at Maryland. The Eagles produced more than 250 yards on the ground for the third straight game and are averaging 220 rushing yards per game this season, a mark good for second in the ACC and 21st among all FBS teams.

RECEIVER – Jamison Crowder, Duke, Jr., WR, 5-9, 175, Monroe, N.C.

Crowder caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Duke’s 28-21 win at Wake Forest on Saturday. He added one rushing attempt for nine yards to finish with 130 all-purpose yards. Crowder caught touchdown passes of 10 and 58 yards from quarterback Anthony Boone in pushing his season receiving yardage total to 1,077. Crowder joined former Blue Devil great Clarkston Hines as just the second player in Duke history to post multiple 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. Crowder now has 83 catches on the season, two catches shy of the school record of 85 set last year by Conner Vernon.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN – Aaron Donald, Pitt, Sr., DT, 6-0, 285, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Donald made the decisive play in Pitt’s 17-16 win at Syracuse on Saturday by blocking an extra point. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy totaled nine tackles (eight solo), 3.5 tackles for loss (minus 17 yards) and two quarterback hurries. More than half of Donald’s total tackles this season (51) have come behind the line of scrimmage (26.0).

LINEBACKER – Cam Lynch, Syracuse, Jr, LB, 5-11, 230, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Lynch had 11 total tackles, including three for lost yardage and two sacks, plus a quarterback hurry in Saturday’s one-point loss to Pitt. Lynch recorded a sack for a loss of 11 yards with Pitt on the Syracuse 3-yard line, and then recorded another sack three plays later on third-and-goal to force the Panthers to settle for a field goal. Lynch’s quarterback hurry came on a third-and-7 play to force a punt that started a Syracuse scoring drive.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK –Durell Eskridge, Syracuse, So., FS, 6-3, 207, Miami, Fla.

Eskridge led all tacklers with 12 stops in Saturday’s game against Pitt, including a career-high nine solo tackles. He stopped the Pitt receiver for short gains on the first two plays of the game, which ultimately led to the Panthers punting two plays later. Eskridge also recorded a key tackle on a Pitt ball-carrier for a loss of six yards on the opening play of a drive that would end in a punt on the first set of downs.

CO-DEFENSIVE BACK –Tracy Howard, Miami, So., CB, 5-11, 184, Miramar, Fla.

Despite recording only one tackle in Miami’s 45-26 win over Virginia, Howard made the biggest play of the game – on the game’s first snap. Howard picked off a Virginia pass on a bubble screen and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. It was Howard’s team-leading fourth interception of the season and the first of three Miami’s defensive unit registered against the Cavaliers on Saturday

SPECIALIST– Nate Freese, Boston College, Sr., PK, 5-11, 192, Strongsville, Ohio

Freese converted a 52-yard field goal – his third field goal of the game – as time expired to lift Boston College to a 29-26 win at Maryland. His 52-yard field goal matched his career long against Wake Forest in October 2011, and he improved to 3-for-4 in career field-goal attempts of 50 yards or more. Freese, who is now 17-for-17 in field goal attempts on the season, also converted a 35-yard PAT following a penalty in the fourth quarter, and averaged 43.4 yards per punt in the win over the Terps.

ROOKIE – T.J. Logan, North Carolina, Fr., RB/KR, 5-10, 180, Greensboro, N.C.

Logan rushed 14 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns in North Carolina’s 80-20 win over Old Dominion. He became the first North Carolina tailback to run for more than 100 yards in a game this season. Logan scored on a pair of 1-yard runs and a 63-yard run. Logan’s three rushing touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel since Shaun Draughn versus East Carolina in 2010. Logan also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the third-longest in UNC history and the longest by a Tar Heel in Kenan Stadium. Logan’s four touchdowns were the most by a Tar Heel player since Hakeem Nicks had four (all receiving) versus Boston College in 2008.


McCormack, former Panthers president and Redskins assistant coach, dies at 83

Mike McCormack, who played an instrumental role in the expansion process for the Carolina Panthers and later became the team’s first president, died early Friday morning at the age of 83.

McCormack was an advisor for Jerry Richardson’s efforts to bring the National Football League to the Carolinas during the six-year process to obtain a franchise, which culminated with the awarding of the team on Oct. 26, 1993.

McCormack served as the organization’s first president and held that post for Carolina’s first two seasons (1995-96) before retiring. On Sept. 21, 1997, he became the first inductee into the Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor.

“It is safe to say that we would probably not have a team in the Carolinas if it were not for Mike McCormack,” Richardson said. “He had the contacts in the National Football League and was universally respected by everyone associated with professional football. He was a wonderful man, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ann, and the entire McCormack family.”

McCormack, a native of Chicago who lived in Palm Desert, Calif., at the time of his death, made his name in the NFL long before joining the Panthers as a consultant in 1989.

He both played and coached in the league and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984 following a standout career (1951-62) with the Cleveland Browns that included six Pro Bowl appearances. Teaming with quarterback Otto Graham, McCormack helped the Browns win NFL championships in 1954 and 1955. He later blocked for running back Jim Brown.

Legendary Browns coach Paul Brown gave McCormack’s Hall of Fame induction speech, calling him “the finest offensive lineman I have ever coached.” Before the 1994 season, USA Today agreed, featuring McCormack in its 75th anniversary all-NFL team as one of the three finest tackles in league history.

McCormack began his coaching career as an assistant in 1965 with the Washington Redskins, learning under coaching legends Vince Lombardi and George Allen. McCormack went on to hold head coaching positions with the Philadelphia Eagles (1973-75), Baltimore Colts (1980-81) and Seattle Seahawks (1982) before serving as Seahawks president and general manager until 1988.

Richardson hired McCormack in 1989, two years into his campaign to bring the NFL to the Carolinas, and McCormack proved a trusted and valuable advisor. Upon his retirement following the 1996 season, a historic season in which the Panthers advanced to the NFC Championship in just their second year of competition, McCormack had spent nearly a half-century in the NFL as a player, coach and administrator.

- News release


Hurricanes’ Pitkanen to miss entire season

Joni Pitkanen.

Joni Pitkanen.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season.

Pitkanen, 29, suffered a broken left calcaneus (heel) bone on April 2 against Washington, and missed the Hurricanes’ final 13 games of the season. The 2013-14 season would have been his sixth with Carolina and 10th in the NHL.

The Oulu, Finland, native has scored 57 goals and earned 225 assists in 535 career NHL regular-season games with Philadelphia, Edmonton and Carolina, since beginning his NHL career in 2003-04. Since the team’s relocation in 1997, Pitkanen (6’3”, 210 lbs.) ranks third among defensemen in assists (116) and points (140), tied for fourth among club defensemen in goals (240) and eighth among team blueliners in games played (266).

The Carolina Hurricanes open their 2013-14 season on October 4 at PNC Arena against the Detroit Red Wings. Individual game tickets for all Carolina Hurricanes exhibition and regular-season games are on sale at the PNC Arena Box Office and via Ticketmaster.


Area high school football games, predictions for Week 3

helmetredSome good games among the 12 local contests today – Friday, Sept. 6 – including Ravenscroft traveling to rival Cardinal Gibbons and Cary playing at Wake Forest. Actually almost all the local games should be competitive except for one or two. Several other matchups take place outside the Triangle area.

Most area high school football teams are playing their third games of the season and most games start at 7:30 pm with a few beginning at 7. Try to make a point to get out there and support high school athletics this season. Temperatures tonight hover around 75 at game time with no chance of rain. My record in picking games last week was 10-3 for a season record of 20-5. Below, the predicted winners for this week are in bold.

Local games
Apex at Sanderson
Carrboro at Chapel Hill
Cary at Wake Forest
Cedar Ridge at East Chapel Hill
East Wake at Millbrook
Enloe at Southeast Raleigh
Garner at Broughton
Green Hope at Jordan
Heritage at Knightdale
Northern Durham at Wakefield
Orange at Riverside
Ravenscroft at Cardinal Gibbons


Bulls open up 2-0 as they survive late Indy rally

The Durham Bulls put the Indianapolis Indians on the brink of elimination with a 6-5 win Thursday night at the DBAP. J.D. Martin cruised early before the South Champs had to survive a late scare in the ninth to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

After waiting until the eighth inning to score in the opening game, the Bulls wasted no time in Game Two. Tim Beckham led off the game with a double for the second straight night and was promptly doubled in by Cole Figueroa. Jason Bourgeois followed with a single, and Vince Belnome doubled off the wall to score Figueroa and Bourgeois.

Ten pitches into the game, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor had seen enough. He took out starter Graham Godfrey without recording an out, giving him an ERA of infinity for the postseason.

Leslie Anderson greeted reliever Brooks Brown with a home run to right, the Bulls first postseason blast since Justin Ruggiano on September 14, 2010. It also snapped a six-game homerless drought for the Bulls, since Beckham went yard on August 28.

The Bulls appeared to be cruising to victory for the next seven innings. Martin (W, 1-0), the IL’s Most Valuable Pitcher, went 8 innings, allowing just two runs on a Jerry Sands home run in the seventh. Martin scattered 8 hits and walked none.

The Indians jumped on reliever Steve Geltz in the ninth, however, as Sands hit a three-run homer, his second blast of the game, to cut the lead to one run. Charlie Montoyo again called on Kirby Yates to nail things down, and the Hawaiian struck out three straight Indian batters to record his second save of the series.

The series now moves to Indianapolis, where the Bulls need only a single win to advance to the Governors’ Cup Championship Round. Game Three will be Friday at 7:05pm. RHP Merrill Kelly starts for the Bulls against rehabbing Major Leaguer Wandy Rodriguez.



Indianapolis Top of the 1st

Chase d’Arnaud grounds out, shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Robert Andino grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Gregory Polanco grounds out, second baseman Ryan Roberts to first baseman Vince Belnome.

Durham Bottom of the 1st

Tim Beckham doubles (2) on a ground ball to left fielder Russ Canzler.
With Cole Figueroa batting, missed catch error by Robert Andino on the pickoff attempt, Tim Beckham to 3rd.
Cole Figueroa doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jerry Sands. Tim Beckham scores.
Jason Bourgeois singles on a line drive to right fielder Jerry Sands. Cole Figueroa to 3rd. Jason Bourgeois to 2nd on the throw.
Vince Belnome doubles (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Russ Canzler. Cole Figueroa scores. Jason Bourgeois scores.
Pitching Change: Brooks Brown replaces Graham Godfrey.
Leslie Anderson homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Vince Belnome scores.
Ryan Roberts pops out to second baseman Brian Bocock.
Mike Fontenot lines out softly to shortstop Robert Andino.
Kevin Kiermaier walks.
With Craig Albernaz batting, Kevin Kiermaier steals (1) 2nd base.
Craig Albernaz grounds out to first baseman Matt Hague.

Indianapolis Top of the 2nd

Matt Hague grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Jared Goedert strikes out swinging.
Russ Canzler doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jason Bourgeois.
Jerry Sands grounds out, pitcher J. D. Martin to first baseman Vince Belnome.

Durham Bottom of the 2nd

Tim Beckham grounds out, shortstop Robert Andino to first baseman Matt Hague.
Cole Figueroa grounds out to first baseman Matt Hague.
Jason Bourgeois grounds out, second baseman Brian Bocock to first baseman Matt Hague.

Indianapolis Top of the 3rd

Carlos Paulino grounds out, second baseman Ryan Roberts to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Brian Bocock grounds out, shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Chase d’Arnaud triples (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Leslie Anderson.
Robert Andino strikes out swinging.

Durham Bottom of the 3rd

Vince Belnome walks.
Leslie Anderson grounds into a double play, second baseman Brian Bocock to shortstop Robert Andino to first baseman Matt Hague. Vince Belnome out at 2nd.
Ryan Roberts grounds out, pitcher Brooks Brown to first baseman Matt Hague.

Indianapolis Top of the 4th

Gregory Polanco flies out to center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.
Matt Hague grounds out, second baseman Ryan Roberts to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Jared Goedert doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jason Bourgeois.
Russ Canzler lines out to center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.

Durham Bottom of the 4th

Pitching Change: James McDonald replaces Brooks Brown.
Mike Fontenot flies out to center fielder Gregory Polanco.
Kevin Kiermaier walks.
With Craig Albernaz batting, wild pitch by James McDonald, Kevin Kiermaier to 2nd.
Craig Albernaz walks.
Tim Beckham grounds into a double play, third baseman Jared Goedert to second baseman Brian Bocock to first baseman Matt Hague. Craig Albernaz out at 2nd.

Indianapolis Top of the 5th

Jerry Sands singles on a line drive to left fielder Leslie Anderson.
Carlos Paulino flies out to center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.
Brian Bocock grounds into a double play, second baseman Ryan Roberts to shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome. Jerry Sands out at 2nd.

Durham Bottom of the 5th

Cole Figueroa grounds out, second baseman Brian Bocock to first baseman Matt Hague.
Jason Bourgeois grounds out, shortstop Robert Andino to first baseman Matt Hague.
Vince Belnome strikes out swinging.

Indianapolis Top of the 6th

Chase d’Arnaud lines out to center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.
Robert Andino singles on a ground ball to left fielder Leslie Anderson.
Gregory Polanco grounds into a force out, shortstop Tim Beckham to second baseman Ryan Roberts. Robert Andino out at 2nd. Gregory Polanco to 1st.
Matt Hague grounds into a force out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to second baseman Ryan Roberts. Gregory Polanco out at 2nd.

Durham Bottom of the 6th

Pitching Change: Atahualpa Severino replaces James McDonald.
Leslie Anderson grounds out, second baseman Brian Bocock to first baseman Matt Hague.
Ryan Roberts strikes out swinging.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Indianapolis Top of the 7th

Jared Goedert singles on a line drive to center fielder Kevin Kiermaier.
With Russ Canzler batting, wild pitch by J. D. Martin, Jared Goedert to 2nd.
Russ Canzler grounds out, shortstop Tim Beckham to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Jerry Sands homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. Jared Goedert scores.
Carlos Paulino singles on a line drive to left fielder Leslie Anderson.
Brian Bocock called out on strikes.
Chase d’Arnaud grounds into a force out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to second baseman Ryan Roberts. Carlos Paulino out at 2nd.

Durham Bottom of the 7th

Kevin Kiermaier reaches on a missed catch error by first baseman Matt Hague, assist to third baseman Jared Goedert.
Craig Albernaz out on a sacrifice bunt to first baseman Matt Hague. Kevin Kiermaier to 2nd.
Tim Beckham strikes out on a foul tip.
Cole Figueroa singles on a ground ball to center fielder Gregory Polanco. Kevin Kiermaier scores.
Pitching Change: Ryan Reid replaces Atahualpa Severino.
Jason Bourgeois singles on a line drive to center fielder Gregory Polanco. Cole Figueroa to 2nd.
Vince Belnome strikes out swinging.

Indianapolis Top of the 8th

Robert Andino grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Gregory Polanco grounds out to first baseman Vince Belnome.
Matt Hague grounds out, third baseman Cole Figueroa to first baseman Vince Belnome.

Durham Bottom of the 8th

Pitching Change: Erik Cordier replaces Ryan Reid.
Leslie Anderson pops out to third baseman Jared Goedert in foul territory.
Ryan Roberts flies out to right fielder Jerry Sands.
Mike Fontenot grounds out to first baseman Matt Hague.

Indianapolis Top of the 9th

Pitching Change: Steve Geltz replaces J. D. Martin.
Defensive switch from right field to left field for Jason Bourgeois.
Defensive Substitution: Evan Frey replaces left fielder Leslie Anderson, batting 5th, playing right field.
Jared Goedert doubles (2) on a line drive to left fielder Jason Bourgeois.
With Russ Canzler batting, wild pitch by Steve Geltz, Jared Goedert to 3rd.
Russ Canzler walks.
Jerry Sands homers (2) on a fly ball to center field. Jared Goedert scores. Russ Canzler scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ivan De Jesus replaces Carlos Paulino.
Pitching Change: Kirby Yates replaces Steve Geltz.
Ivan De Jesus walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brett Carroll replaces Brian Bocock.
Brett Carroll called out on strikes.
Chase d’Arnaud strikes out swinging.
Robert Andino strikes out swinging.