High school football is back, Miners trim magic number to 1, SIU volleyball begins new season: The Fan Headlines 8/26/16
It’s the return of high school football tonight on 1300 The Fan as West Frankfort travels to Anna-Jonesboro. Rick Westemeier and Brady Haupt have the pregame beginning at 7:15 on the air and streaming live at 1300thefan.com. Other season openers tonight include:
Murphysboro at Carbondale, Benton at Carterville, Massac County at DuQuoin, Herrin hosts Waterloo, Harrisburg welcomes Mount Carmel, Nashville hosts Carlyle, Pinckneyville at Red Bud, Sparta hosts Freeburg, Mount Vernon is home to Taylorville and Centralia versus Salem.
In the Black Diamond tonight,
Johnston City visits Hamilton County, CZR at Carmi-White County, Vienna-Goreville visits Eldorado, Sesser-Valier is home to Edwards County, and Chester at Fairfield
And tomorrow, Marion’s game at Haywood Tennessee has been moved from 2pm to a 6pm kickoff due to the heat.
On Harry Potter Night, the Southern Illinois Miners found some magic of their own, rallying from a 6-0 deficit to beat Florence, 7-6. The Miners scored 5 times in the 6th to tie it, and in the bottom of the 9th, Steve Marino’s RBI single scored Craig Massey for the walk-off winner.
The Miners’ magic number to clinch the Western Division is down to 1, and they can wrap it up with a win in Evansville this weekend. Series opener tonight at 6:15 on US 97.7.
Despite hitting 4 home runs, the Cardinals were hammered by the Mets, 10-6. Adam Wainwright gave up 7 runs, and was chased after a 4-run 5th, he takes the loss. Brandon Moss homered twice, and Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty both went deep in the 9th to make it interesting.
The Oakland A’s come to Busch for a weekend series tonight at 7:15.
The White Sox rallied to beat the Mariners 7-6. Todd Frazier the hero, he had both the game tying and game winning RBI hits for the Sox. Game 2 of the 4 game set is tonight at 7:10 as Chris Sale goes for his 16th win.
The Chicago Cubs had the day off, they begin a weekend series in LA tonight versus the Dodgers.
Saluki volleyball opens up their new season tonight in Indianapolis at IUPUI’s tournament. Southern plays Central Michigan later this afternoon, Duquesne tomorrow morning and the host Jaguars tomorrow night.
NFL Preseason: the Chicago Bears will try and notch their first preseason win tomorrow afternoon versus Kansas City.