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Joe’s Morning Sports-Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 27, 2018

The Houston Astros claimed their second straight American League West crown with a little help from Chris Herrmann and the Seattle Mariners. Herrman slammed a two-run, walk-off homer in the eleventh inning to complete Seattle’s comeback in a 10-8 triumph over the Oakland Athletics. The A’s had an 8-5 lead until Denard Span laced a two-run double in the eighth, one inning before Kyle Seager’s RBI single extended the game. Marcus Semien homered for the Athletics, who were eliminated from the division race and fell 2 ½ games behind the Yankees for the first AL wild card.

Fillmore Central lineman Riley Moses committed to the Nebraska football team yesterday according to the Omaha World Herald. Moses gave his pledge to Nebraska as a walk-on in the 2019 class. The 6’3, 275-pound lineman is the second known walk-on commitment of the 2019 class. In August, Lincoln Southeast punter Grant Detlefsen committed to Nebraska as a walk-on. Moses chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from NAIA Concordia and Division II schools Nebraska-Kearney, Wayne State and Southwest Minnesota State. FCS South Dakota State offered as a preferred walk-on. Through five games, Moses has 42 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. Offensively, he has been credited for eight pancake blocks.

The Creighton men’s soccer team defeated Jacksonville last night at home 2-1 to improve to 6-1-1 on the season. Earlier in the day, they jumped from twelfth to ninth in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. Wake Forest remains first followed by Indiana, North Carolina, Denver, and Michigan State.

The Northeast Hawks volleyball team has moved up from 17th to 16th in the NJCAA Division II rankings. The 11-6 Hawks won both matches last week, beating Southwestern of Iowa 3-0 last Wednesday on the road and then topping Central of Columbus at home 3-0 last Friday. Northeast returns to action tonight when they visit 14th ranked 15-6 Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge at 7:00.

The Norfolk Catholic volleyball team pulled off a stunner last night. At the Crofton triangular, the Lady Knights snapped a personal five match losing streak to Lincoln Journal Star fifth ranked in Class ‘D-1’ Lutheran High Northeast after earning a three-set 25-22, 24-26, 25-18 victory. Mary Fennessy & Abby Miller both had nine kills and six blocks a piece and Carly Marshall recorded 27 set assists and had four aces in the win. Teammate Hayden Wolf added 14 digs. The Lady Eagles’ Becca Gebhardt had 15 kills, 23 digs, and four aces while Chloe Spence recorded 21 assists. Lutheran High Northeast now leads the head-to-head matchup dating back to 1998 12-7. They went on to edge Crofton in three sets afterwards. Scores of the match had the Lutheran High Northeast winning 22-25, 25-19, 25-23. Gebhardt had 14 kills and 22 digs while Spence dished out 24 set assists. The Lady Eagles are now 14-6 on the season. Norfolk Catholic, earlier in the evening defeated Crofton 25-21, 25-21. Miller had nine kills and six blocks. Marshall dished out 21 assists, Wolf dug up ten balls, and Fennessy had three aces in the win. The Lady Knights, after the two wins, improve to 3-9 on the year.

Checking out the local schedule for today, the Northeast Hawks volleyball squad visits Ft. Dodge, Iowa to play Iowa Central Community College at 7:00, the Northeast Hawks women and men’s soccer teams are in Waterloo, Iowa to play Hawkeye Community College starting with the women’s match at 2:00, and the Norfolk Catholic girls golf team participates in the Columbus Scotus Invitational at Quail Run at 9:00 AM.

Local Schedule: NECC at Iowa Central CC at Ft. Dodge, IA (VB-7:00); NECC at Hawkeye CC at Waterloo, IA (W&M Socc.-2:00); NC at Columbus Scotus Inv. At Quail Run GC (GG-9:00 AM).

Local Scores: Nfk High 21-25-25-25 Fremont 25-19-16-14 (VB); Nfk High 7-11 Columbus 0-7 (SB DH); WSC 25-25-25 Chadron St. 11-18-18 (VB); (9) Creighton 2 Jacksonville 1 (M. Socc.).

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INTERLEAGUE

Final Kansas City 4 Cincinnati 3

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Houston 4 Toronto 1

Final N-Y Yankees 9 Tampa Bay 2

Final Detroit 4 Minnesota 2

Final Chi White Sox 5 Cleveland 4

Final L-A Angels 4 Texas 1

Final Seattle 10 Oakland 8, 11 Innings

Baltimore at Boston 7:10 p.m., postponed

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final Washington 9 Miami 4

Final Atlanta 7 N-Y Mets 3

Final Pittsburgh 6 Chi Cubs 0

Final Milwaukee 12 St. Louis 4

Final Colorado 10 Philadelphia 3

Final Arizona 4 L-A Dodgers 3

Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 4, 12 Innings

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