JetHawks fall after Rolison’s solid start
LAKE ELSINORE — The JetHawks couldn’t hold on to a late lead and fell to the Lake Elsinore Storm, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at The Diamond.
The Storm (32-29) scored two runs in the seventh and eighth innings against the Lancaster bullpen to win and have now taken the first three games of this five-game series.
Ryan Rolison exited after six innings. The left-hander allowed just one run on three hits with seven strikeouts. He walked one batter.
Salvador Justo entered in the seventh with a 3-1 lead and gave up a solo home run to Gabriel Arias. It was Arias’ second home run of the game and it brought the Storm within a run. Eguy Rosario singled with one out, stole second and scored on a two-out hit from Jalen Washington to tie the game.
The JetHawks (29-32) regained the lead in the eighth. Carlos Herrera reached on an error to start the inning and Luis Castro followed with a walk. The two runners were bunted up by Ryan Vilade, and Herrera scored on a Sean Bouchard sac-fly. The go-ahead run in the eighth scored without reliever Seth Blair (1-0) allowing a hit.
Nate Harris (2-4) was unable to protect the lead in the eighth. Luis Campusano and Arias singled with one out before Rosario delivered a two-out single the center field. Campusano scored to tie the game, and Arias was able to come home on a Castro error to give Lake Elsinore the lead.
Evan Miller pitched a perfect ninth inning for his league-leading 10th save.
Herrera homered in the fourth inning. The solo shot was his fourth home run in his last five games.
The series continues today in Lake Elsinore. Garrett Schilling will start for the JetHawks against rehabbing right-hander Dinelson Lamet. First pitch is 6 p.m.
David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.
Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. when the gunman approached from behind and shot him. Ortiz was taken to a medical facility where he underwent surgery, and his condition was stable, Bautista said.
The gunman was captured by a crowd of people at the bar and beaten by them, Bautista said. He said police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment for his injuries before questioning him.
Jhoel López, a Dominican TV host, was with Ortiz when he was shot. Bautista said López was also wounded, apparently by the same bullet.
Ortiz’s father, Leo, said authorities informed him about the shooting but didn’t provide details.
“They called to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he was transferred,” Leo Ortiz told ESPN.com.
NASCAR Cup race at Michigan postponed
BROOKLYN, Mich. — The break in NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule will have to wait at least an extra day.
Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for today at 2 p.m., the second time in just over a month that a Cup race has been pushed past the weekend because of weather.
The race at Dover early last month was also pushed to Monday. That left a quick turnaround before the following Saturday’s race at Kansas. That’s not an issue this time. The Cup schedule has an open date next weekend before resuming June 23 at Sonoma. Of course, that means this delay eats into that time off.
Sunday’s race never began, and the postponement was announced after a delay of about 2½ hours from the scheduled start time.
Thompson rallies for 2-stroke win
GALLOWAY, N.J. — After 3-putting from off the green on the 15th hole to fall two shots off the lead in the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic, Lexi Thompson made it a point not to stress out over it.
The calm demeanor paid off as Thompson finished birdie-par-eagle on her last three holes Sunday, and made a 20-foot putt for the eagle at the 18th to win the $1.75 million event on the Bay Course at Seaview by one stroke over Jeongeun Lee6.
“I just really tried to find the positives in it because I knew coming in there were birdie holes,” Thompson said. “If I let it affect me, I wouldn’t have finished the way I did. At that point I didn’t know where I was, position-wise. I kind of thought I was behind for sure ... a few back.”
Playing in winds that blew steadily from 20 to 30 miles per hour, Thompson had a 4-under-par 67 for a 54-hole score of 12-under 201. She posted her 11th career LPGA Tour victory — first since last year’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. It extended her streak to seven straight years with at least one win on the tour.
Thompson, who made her professional debut in this event in 2010 at the age of 15, set up her eagle at the 18th by needing to hit a 190-yard second shot with the wind at her back, to get it to the front of the green.