Now granted, it’s really early in the 2017 season, but the Phillies are already in last place and the Pirates are tied for the last spot in their division. St. Louis beat the Bucs last night, 2-1, while the New York Mets downed the Fightin’s, 5-4.
Down on the farm, Altoona beat Erie, 8-3, while Harrisburg and Hartford were rained out.
The NBA playoffs rolled on last night. Washington beat Atlanta, 109-101, Houston knocked off Oklahoma City, 115-111, and Golden State blew out Portland, 110-81. All three winners have two games to none series leads.
In the NHL, Anaheim eliminated Calgary in four straight with last night’s 3-1 victory. Minnesota stayed alive and now trails three games to one with last night’s 2-0 win over St. Louis. Ottawa, meanwhile, leads three games to one after taking down Boston, 1-0. And Washington and Toronto are tied at two games each. The Capitals won last night, 5-4.
Yesterday’s scheduled tennis match between Mifflin County and Northern was postponed. They’ll try again tomorrow.
And first-year Juniata College men’s volleyball coach Glenn DeHaven has been named Continental Volleyball Conference Coach of the Year. DeHaven has led the Eagles to 21-10 record and a #12 ranking. Juniata will face New York University in the first round of the NCAA’s this Saturday.