Shuckers’ pitcher Woodruff honored by Southern League again

Daily Journal reports For the second week in a row, Wheeler product Brandon Woodruff has been named the Southern League pitcher of the...


Daily Journal Brandon Woodruff, the former Wheeler standout, was named pitcher of the week for the Double-A Southern League. Monday’s honor came after a difficult weekend for the Mississippi State product, whose older brother Blake died Friday after an ATV accident. Woodruff tossed seven shutout innings in a 1-0 win over Pensacola last week, striking […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night. Familia walked Addison Russell and Miguel Montero to start the […]

Daily Journal, wire reports Fulton’s Ally McDonald tied for second on Sunday at the Symetra Tour’s Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic in Rochester, N.Y. McDonald shot a tournament record 64 on Sunday to finish one stroke behind winner Clariss Guce, who avoided a playoff with a birdie on 18 in a round of 67. It’s […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New York Mets with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series. With one out and two on in the third […]

By Juan A. Lozano Associated Press HOUSTON – A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. Christopher Correa had […]

By Paul Newberry AP National Writer TROON, Scotland – They walked off the 18th green together, arms wrapped around each other, forever linked by one of golf’s greatest duels. Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson. No losers here, but only one winner. Stenson claimed the claret jug, a major champion for the first time at age […]

Daily Journal Tupelo’s Chris Stratton delivered his best pitching performance of the season on Saturday night, striking out 12 in eight innings for Triple-A Sacramento. The River Cats beat Round Rock 3-2. It was the first road start for Stratton, a former first-round pick out of Mississippi State, since his month-long stint in the San […]

Associated Press WASHINGTON – Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a marathon game that lasted almost six hours. Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy homered with two outs in the ninth inning for Washington, and it took a long while until anyone […]

Associated Press CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo’s two-run double helped spoil Yu Darvish’s return to the Rangers as the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Saturday. In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and struck out nine while giving up two runs and two hits […]