High School Softball
In Class 1 District 13 play at Polo Wednesday DeKalb defeated St. Mary’s of Independence 15-0 in 3 innings. Polo beat Hardin-Central 10-0 in 6 innings and Lone Jack defeated Stewartsville 5-4 in 7 innings. That sets up tonight’s action with DeKalb taking on Polo and Lone Jack takes on Norborne. The Lone Jack Norborne game will be broadcast live on 101.3 FM KAOL starting just before first pitch, which is scheduled for 6 o’clock.
In District play at Higginsville last night the Carrollton Lady Trojans got the best of Summit Christian Academy, beating them in three innings, 16-0. Carrollton will play Lafayette County C-1 tonight at 6:30.
Also, Knob Noster beat Fayette 10-2, so Knob Noster goes on to play Lexington tonight at 5 p.m.
In Class 1 District 12 action at Southwest Ludlow the Meadville girls beat the Hale girls 7-5.
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball’s postseason begins Friday with a pair of one-game playoffs among the wild card teams. In the National League, St. Louis travels to Atlanta to play the Braves and their hot starter Kris Medlen while in the American League, Baltimore travels to Texas to play the two-time AL champion Rangers.
UNDATED (AP) — The other baseball pairings are set, some decided on the 162nd game of the regular season. The AL East champion New York Yankees will open on the road Sunday against the wild card winner, either Baltimore or Texas. Detroit will play Oakland in the other AL playoff series, starting Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera received a standing ovation at Kauffman Stadium after going 0-for-2 but securing baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years. The Detroit third baseman finished the regular season with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI, the first Triple Crown winner since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967, and 10th in baseball history.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have spent extra time this week focusing on protecting the football.
Kansas City leads the NFL with 15 turnovers, and its eight fumbles lost are double the next-worst team in the AFC. The Chiefs have a minus-13 differential, and all that wrapped together is a big reason why they’ve lost three of their first four games.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel spent a portion of practice Wednesday focused entirely on wrapping up the ball after a particularly disastrous game last Sunday. The Chiefs turned it over six times in a 37-20 loss to San Diego.
They’ll get to see whether the problem has been fixed this Sunday against Baltimore.