Sports – Monday, April 8th, 2012


Menasha native Eric Hinske took Brewers closer John Axford deep for a 2-run homer in the 11th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks swept the Brewers with an 8-7 win in 11 innings on Sunday at Miller Park. That was the Brewers 5th straight loss.  The Brewers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings.  In the 11th Milwaukee had the tying run at 3rd but were forced to send Kyle Lohse to the plate as a pinch hitter with no position players available. He struck out. Alex Gonzalez homered for the first time and Nori Aoki went 4×6 in a losing effort. Yovani Gallardo gave up four runs and 9 hits in six innings of work.  The Brewers open up a three game set at Wrigley Field this afternoon.  Marco Estrada will take on Edwin Jackson.  Coverage begins at 12:45pm on KFIZ.


Segura Hurt

Shortstop Jean Segura can be added to the mounting list of Brewers injuries.  He hurt his quad in the 3rd innings after Gerrardo Parra slid hard into 2nd base.  He left in the 4th.  The Brewers say he’s day to day.  Ryan Braun also say out his 3rd straight game with neck spasms and Aramis Ramierez went on the DL over the weekend with a knee injury.


NL Central

Reds 3 Wash 1

Atl 5 Cubs 1

LAD 6 Pit 2

StL 14 SF 3


Final Four

Louisville and Michigan will square of in Atlanta tonight in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game.  You’ll hear it on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.  Coverage begins at 6pm with the tip set for right around 7:20pm on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.


Women’s Final Set

The NCAA Women’s Final is set for Tuesday night as Louisville will take on UConn.


Packers at TE

The Green Bay Packers have added a blocking tight end to their roster.  Ted Thompson has signed 6’4, 260 pound Matt Mulligan to a one-year deal. He caught 8 passes for 84 yards and a TD last season for the Rams. 



Jimmie Johnson won at Martinsville on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit



Martin Laird shot a final round 63 to win the Texas Open by two shots over Rory McIlroy.  The win earns Laird a spot in The Masters this week at Augusta National.


College Baseball

Ripon 5 Lawrence 1 – GM1

Ripon 10 Lawrence 0  – GM2

Marian 7 Rockford 0 – GM1

Marian 7 Rockford 6 – GM2