Wild Things lose finale
The Wild Things ended the 2019 Frontier League season Sunday night and the finale was familiar.
Chris Carden and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as Gateway edged Washington 2-1 before 6,016 at GCS Ballpark.
It was the league-high 24th one-run loss for the Wild Things.
Washington finishes the season with the worst record in the league at 37-59. It also is the worst record in the franchise’s 18-year history. The Wild Things will have the first pick in the 2020 Frontier League draft at the annual tryout camp.
Gateway scored single runs in the third and sixth innings against Washington starter Nick Gallagher (2-4), who allowed seven hits and struck out six in six innings.
Washington’s lone run was a solo homer by Hector Roa in the seventh inning. It was Roa’s 18th home run, which tied him for the league lead with Lake Erie’s Jake Vieth. Roa finished fourth with 70 RBI.
Tournament MVP Dom Hanq scored in overtime to give Chartiers-Houston a 2-1 victory over Burrell in the finals of the Chartiers-Houston Labor Day Tournament.
Matt Bucha scored in regulation for the Bucs. Jacob Guerrini tied it for Burrell.
- California High School fell to Carlynton 7-0 and defeated South Allegheny, 5-1.
Jimmy Lallier scored two goals and Colton Stenson, Derek Keyes and Evan Robinson each scored one.
Steel Valley shut out Chartiers-Houston 5-0 Saturday. Saraya Creycroft and her sister Diona each scored twice for SV.
Colts sign Hoyer
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Indianapolis Colts have signed starting quarterback Jacoby Brissett to a contract extension.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the Colts had not yet made an announcement. The Indianapolis Star reported the deal is for two years and $30 million with $20 million guaranteed.
The move comes just hours after the Colts signed longtime veteran Brian Hoyer to back up Brissett.
Monday’s moves firm up the Colts’ quarterback plans in the wake of Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement. Luck announced he was leaving the game Aug. 24 because lingering pain caused him to lose joy for the game.
Australia’s Hannah Green overcame a three-shot deficit with a final round 5-under 67 to win the Portland Classic and deny teenager Yealimi Noh’s bid to become the third Monday qualifier to win on the LPGA Tour. Green erased a three-shot deficit with two birdies over the final four holes at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. She finished at 21 under and won for the second time this season.
- Wes Short Jr. made a short birdie putt on the final hole to win the Shaw Charity Classic. His final-round 4-under 66 gave him a 13-under 267 total, one shot ahead of defending champion Scott McCarron. Short’s final round included six birdies and two bogeys to give the 55-year-old golfer from Austin, Texas, just his second-ever PGA Tour Champions victory.
- Tom Lewis of England made good on a last-minute decision to play the Korn Ferry Tour Championship with a five-shot victory Monday to earn a PGA Tour card.
Lewis, who closed with a 7-under 65, moved up to No. 2 on the Korn Ferry Tour Finals points list to join 25 players who earned cards for the new PGA Tour season. In the three events that make up the Finals series, this was the only event Lewis played.
Fabian Gomez of Argentina shot 66 to finish second, moving him into the top 25 and securing his card.