Friday’s Sports Update

Friday’s Sports Update

Last night The White Sox used a pair of five-run innings to beat the Royals 11-6 in Kansas City.  Luis Robert’s 458-foot three-run homer capped a five-run seventh to put Chicago up 11-4. The series continues tonight with Dane Dunning taking the mound against KC’s Brady Singer. Pre-game starts at 6:30 with the first pitch at 7:05 on the Home for White Sox baseball 1430 WCMY…


 The Pirates defeated the Cubs 6-2 in Pittsburgh.  Alec Mills allowed four runs over five innings as he fell to 3-and-3.  Ian Happ exited in the fourth inning after he fouled a pitch that bounced off the plate and hit him above the right eye.  X-rays were negative.  Chicago hosts the Cardinals tonight with Yu Darvish facing St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty.

 The Cubs are planning on bringing a legal sportsbook to Wrigley Field.  The team has agreed to a reported 100-million-dollar partnership with DraftKings. The city of Chicago would need to sign off on the project and would also require a license from the Illinois Gaming Board for a 10 million dollar fee. 


The Sky face the Washington Mystics tonight in the WNBA.  


Serena Williams advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open and will face fellow American and 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens next.


The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup finale is this weekend at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.   


The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is tomorrow.  Tiz the Law enters the race looking to continue his pursuit of the Triple Crown. 


NASCAR begins The Monster Energy Cup playoffs Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina


Local Sports


Ottawa Girls defeated Rochelle 4-1. Winners in singles were Jenna Smithmeyer and Emma Cushing. 

Isabel Heimsoth teamed with Rylee O’Fallon  and Cora Sisk partnered with Emma Walker as winners in doubles. 



The Ottawa girls team lost on the road to Sandwich 202 – 222. Hannah Duggan led the lady Pirates with a score of 45.


The boys Newark/Serena team defeated Somonauk at nettle creek  179-181. Leading Scorers were Dylan Cartwright from Newark/Serena and Jaylen Dion from somonauk


90 golfers will be competing at the 2020 Richard J. Berry Memorial, which opens Saturday at Pine Hills before closing out Sunday at The Eastwood in Streator. The three-day, three-course, July event was pushed back and reformatted out of concerns for COVID-19.