Angels keep finding ways to beat Dodgers

first_img“You look at his numbers every year. They’re off the charts,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “But when you see him every day – beat out a double-play ball and get an RBI, you see him steal a base, you see the plays he makes in center field.“His talent shows up regularly every night on the field, whether it’s his legs, his arm, at the plate in the batter’s box or on the basepaths. Mike’s always doing things that are helping us win.”The Dodgers, meanwhile, could only pitch Kershaw once in the series. His masterful performance Tuesday was their only victory in the four games as his team slumped back to .500 (21-21) for the sixth time in the month of May. More disturbingly for the Dodgers, this is becoming the strongest strain running through their season. They once again looked like the sub-.500 team they have been whenever Kershaw doesn’t pitch (13-20).Like the heartthrob paired with a cranky veteran in a buddy cop movie, Trout and Albert Pujols combined to go 13 for 29 (.448) with two doubles, two home runs (both by Trout), seven walks, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in the series. The only time they were held in check was Kershaw’s start, when Pujols had the duo’s only hit. Trout scored at least one run in each of the other games.“I played with them and their great guys, great competitors,” Dodgers infielder Howie Kendrick said. “They were the guys who happened to beat us. I wish it wasn’t that way. But they’re big guys in this league for a reason.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM >>For all the gaps in payroll, TV exposure and farm-system raves, maybe the Angels and Dodgers might not be that different after all.Both are dependent on their generational talents (Mike Trout in Anaheim, Clayton Kershaw up the road in Los Angeles). Both have pitching staffs with thin spots as obvious as those on a balding man. And both could have long relationships with a .500 record this summer.The Angels beat the Dodgers again Thursday night, 7-4, to take three of four in the interleague meeting and have now won six of seven since a winless homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals.Trout drove in three of the runs, once by beating out the back end of a potential inning-ending double play, scored twice, hit his 10th home run of the season, stole a base and continued to be, you know, Mike Trout.center_img No Dodgers starter other than Kershaw even completed five innings in the Freeway Series. The unexpectedly-potent Angels lineup battered Kenta Maeda, Mike Bolsinger and Ross Stripling for 12 runs on 19 hits in their combined 13 innings.“It’s tough on a team. It’s tough on a ‘pen and it’s tough to sustain winning ballgames,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the short starts. “When you’ve got to cover four-plus innings every night, it’s tough.”Stripling held it together into the fifth inning, allowing an RBI single and a solo home run to Trout but taking a 4-2 lead into the fifth thanks to the Dodgers’ success against a familiar face, former Rockie Jhoulys Chacin. Kendrick had a two-run triple and Chase Utley scored three times in the first five innings against Chacin, who didn’t make it through five either.Stripling’s trouble started there with a leadoff single by Gregorio Petit and back-to-back one-out walks to Kole Calhoun and Trout, loading the bases for Pujols. Stripling got Pujols on a called strike three – a call that Pujols disputed – but then hit C.J. Cron with an 0-and-1 fastball, forcing in a run.Cron was the first batter Stripling has hit with a pitch in 278 innings as a professional.“Just another frustrating game,” Stripling said. “It seems like I was always battling, couldn’t get the first guy out in an inning. I felt like I was always pitching from the stretch.“Another outing where the best player hurt me. Matt Kemp got me. (Giancarlo) Stanton and now Trout tonight. I’ve got to find a way to get through the lineup more than twice and keep the big guys from hurting me.”Stripling was done after the Cron pitch. But going to the bullpen has only rarely led to good things for Roberts.Thursday was not one of those nights.Chris Hatcher gave up a two-run single to the first batter he faced, Johnny Giavotella, and a leadoff home run to Carlos Perez in the sixth inning followed by a Petit double. Petit eventually scored on a Trout forceout, his third RBI of the night.In stark contrast, the Angels’ bullpen rolled through the Dodgers’ lineup. Four relievers combined on 42/3 hitless innings – thanks in part to Rafael Ortega’s diving catch along the left-field line.last_img read more

Dodgers fall short again as Marlins take series with 8-6 win

first_img Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day “I think any time you lose it’s frustrating,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “But you’ve got to give the Marlins credit. They outpitched us and they outhit us and they won a series.”The stripped-down Marlins won’t do that often this season and each one will no doubt leave the opponent wondering how that happened, particularly so for the Dodgers who are separated from the Marlins by $90 million in payroll and an even greater chasm in expectations.“Baseball’s not like basketball or football,” Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said. “The better team doesn’t always win.”The Marlins’ starting pitchers in this series – Jarlin Garcia, Dillon Peters and Richards – were all men of mystery to the Dodgers. Only Peters had started a big-league game before this month. But the trio allowed only two runs on nine hits in 16 innings while striking out 21.“I think that’s some of it,” Roberts said of facing a staff with so many unfamiliar faces and so little history. “But I know our guys aren’t going to use that as an excuse.” PreviousMiami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after striking out swinging in the first inning during the MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlinsl Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins starting pitcher Trevor Richards throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw rubs the ball after giving up a hit during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate in this multiple exposure image during the second inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlinsl Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, lower right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas drops his bat as he looks toward his dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw wipes his face after giving up a three-run home run to the Marlins’ Miguel Rojas during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, left, gestures after hitting a three-run home run as teammates Cameron Maybin, second from left, and Justin Bour, second from right, wait at the plate along with Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, second from left, is congratulated by Cameron Maybin, left, after hitting a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, lower right, and catcher Yasmani Grandal stand by during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, celebrates in the dugout with Starlin Castro after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and home plate umpire Joe West watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto, left, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, center, and home plate umpire Joe West watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, hits a two-run home run while Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, watches along with home plate umpire Joe West during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, left, runs to first as he hits a two-run home run while Miami Marlins relief pitcher Merandy Gonzalez, center, and catcher J.T. Realmuto watch during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after missing on his swing for a strike in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)The Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto hits a two-run home run to left field in the eighth inning – his second of the game – during Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Marlins won 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 25: First baseman Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers can’t make the catch as Starlin Castro #13 of the Miami Marlins reaches first base safely in the eighth inning during the MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Marlins defeated the Dodgers 8-6. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager falls as he tries to field a ball hit for a single by Miami Marlins’ J.B. Shuck during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal gestures as he scores after hitting a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins relief pitcher Brad Ziegler throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 26Miami Marlins’ Miguel Rojas, right, hits a three-run home run as Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, left, and catcher Yasmani Grandal watch during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Before this road trip with the Miami Marlins, Trevor Richards had never been west of Oklahoma.He might not have made it to Disneyland, Universal Studios or the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But he will always have great memories of his first time in California – the time he outpitched Clayton Kershaw.While Kershaw was scattering walks like a rookie, it was Richards who held the Dodgers to one hit in the first five innings – a single by Kershaw – and the Marlins held off the Dodgers, handing them an 8-6 defeat Wednesday.The Marlins came into this series with a 5.54 staff ERA, nearly the highest in baseball. While taking two of three from the Dodgers, though, they held them to 10 runs (half of them in the final two innings of the three-game series) and 20 hits. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense That high-wire act required 85 pitches, though. His day of living dangerously reached an inevitable cliff in the fifth after he walked back-to-back batters for the second time. Miguel Rojas made him pay, jumping on a first-pitch fastball (Kershaw’s 106th pitch of the game) and lining it high off the foul pole in left field for a three-run home run.“I just wasn’t very good,” Kershaw said. “A lot of guys on base. Almost skated out of it. I probably should have given up more than that. Not a great game, for sure.”The Marlins padded their lead with two home runs from J.T. Realmuto later in the game and the Dodgers gifted them two more in the ninth thanks to throwing errors by Corey Seager and Chase Utley and a slip-and-fall single when Seager tumbled to the ground while pursuing a simple pop-up.That put it out of reach when the Dodgers’ offense came to life with a two-out RBI single by Joc Pederson in the sixth and two-run home runs by Matt Kemp in the eighth and Yasmani Grandal in the ninth. Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ – Not as an excuse – just one more thing to stick in their craw after this series.“I think when it comes to that first pitcher-vs-hitter matchup, the pitcher has the advantage,” Bellinger said. “But we’re better than that, obviously.”Undrafted out of Drury University (that’s in Springfield, Mo.), Richards had been a Grizzly, a Muckdog and a Grasshopper in a professional career that started in an independent league three years ago.He pitched beyond his pedigree Wednesday, mixing a low 90s fastball with a changeup that had the Dodgers flailing away unsuccessfully. He retired 13 of the first 15 Dodgers, walking Yasmani Grandal in the first inning and giving up a single to Kershaw in the third while striking out nine.He made it 10 strikeouts before walking two batters in the fifth inning and touching the magic 100 pitches. That’s when Marlins manager Don Mattingly spoiled the narrative, pulling Richards from the game one out before he became eligible for his first major-league win.So Merandy Gonzalez picked up his first instead. The right-handed reliever followed Richards, keeping the Dodgers in check for three innings (matching his previous major-league experience).“Richards, the kid threw well,” Roberts said. “We really couldn’t figure him out. Up until that last inning, the bats were really silent and up until that point, I think we scored five runs in the series. I don’t have an answer for it. I really don’t.”While Richards strolled through the Dodgers’ lineup, Kershaw ducked and dodged trouble for five innings, racking up walks like the first-timer.Kershaw walked just three batters in 33 innings over his first five starts this season. He doubled that by the end of the third inning and matched his career-high (most recently done in April 2010) with six walks in the game. He twice walked back-to-back batters with two outs in an inning.Twice the Marlins loaded the bases but Kershaw wriggled away with no damage and had his own shutout going through four innings.Related Articleslast_img read more

Falcons’ Kaleb McGary apologizes for ‘misguided’ tweet about George Floyd protests

first_img Kaleb McGary’s now deleted tweet https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/f7/15/kaleb-mcgary-tweet_vwd5hxmzwr4s1jphhuidk52f8.png?t=1803473722&w=500&quality=80MORE: Team considering Kaepernick explains why they didn’t sign QB In response to the violent protests, McGary tweeted the following.”So in response to a sad and senseless death. People burn down the police stations, and businesses of innocent people….those involved have made themselves no better than the cops they claim to hate. Congrats.” McGary later expanded his thoughts in a response to someone.There’s nothing wrong with protesting, even rioting can be understandable in give situations. But when it turns into looting and burning businesses of innocent people it ceases to be “the voice of the oppressed” and begins to be an excuse for hateful violence.— Kaleb McGary (@KalebMcgary) May 29, 2020The tweets from the 2019 first-round draft pick sparked outrage among his followers and others. One person photoshopped him in a KKK hood, others called him MAGAry and some Falcons fans wanted the team to take action. The outrage eventually led to him taking the tweet down and offering an apology.”One sad and senseless death is too many and this trend has to stop,” McGary tweeted. “I know I will never experience the same feeling some of my brothers and sisters feel and I cannot pretend that I will. I apologize for my previous misguided choice of words and the hurt they have caused, that was not my intent. I recognize I shouldn’t have said what I said and I am learning from this.”not my intent. I recognize I shouldn’t have said what I said and I am learning from this.— Kaleb McGary (@KalebMcgary) May 29, 2020 Falcons offensive lineman Kaleb McGary issued an apology for a now deleted tweet he sent regarding the protests happening the United States.Protesters have gathered around the country, voicing their frustrations following George Floyd’s death in Minnesota. Some protests have turned into riots in certain parts of the country, and this has led to many voicing their thoughts online.  (Twitter)last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi’s shirt like a trophy after Milan’s 1-0 win.Paris, France | AFP | Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.In France, the weekend was overshadowed by racist abuse suffered by Amiens player Prince-Desir Gouano.AFP Sport looks at some of the main talking points from across the continent:– Racism rearing ugly head again –The Ligue 1 relegation battle between Dijon and visitors Amiens was halted late in the second half after racist abuse targeted the away side’s captain, Prince-Desir Gouano.Gouano and other players remonstrated with fans after monkey chants were directed towards the Amiens defender, and a suspect was later arrested.The incident is another reminder of the need for action across Europe, following recent racist abuse aimed at Juventus players, including young star Moise Kean, in a Serie A game at Cagliari earlier this month.England players were also subjected to monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino has appealed for a “zero tolerance” approach to racism in the game. The French league has confirmed it will investigate the Gouano incident.– Tensions grow at PSG –Paris Saint-Germain’s stunning 5-1 defeat at Lille will only delay their inevitable French title triumph, but it was the manner of it that was especially worrying.PSG lost two players to injury in the first 24 minutes and had Juan Bernat sent off before half-time. The accumulation of injuries and suspensions does not help coach Thomas Tuchel, who was unable to name a full quota of substitutes in the continuing absence of Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Marquinhos.Afterwards, the German appeared to point the finger at the club’s hierarchy for the pitiful state of his squad.“We are not even able to put out 16 players. It’s not possible to have to work like that,” said Tuchel, who has seen Adrien Rabiot and Lassana Diarra frozen out this season.“We are missing lots of players but everyone accepts it because we keep on winning. But now it’s too much.”– Barcelona can afford slip-up –Barcelona’s 11-point lead atop La Liga became nine on Saturday after their much-changed team were held to a goalless draw by Huesca. Lionel Messi was left out completely while Gerard Pique watched on television with a bowl of seafood as coach Ernesto Valverde kept one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United.Atletico Madrid capitalised by beating Celta Vigo 2-0 with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata, making light of Diego Costa’s absence, the striker serving an eight-match ban.– Brilliant Buerki saves Borussia –Borussia Dortmund kept the heat on Bayern Munich in Germany, but their narrow 2-1 win over Mainz was no cause for celebration as far as goalkeeper Roman Buerki was concerned.Buerki spared Dortmund’s blushes with a string of late saves after his team came close to capitulation. Jadon Sancho’s brace had given a dominant Dortmund a 2-0 lead at the break.“I don’t know what my team-mates were thinking. At times it felt like Mainz had two extra players,” said Buerki.“If we want to win the league, we have to play at our limit and beyond,” captain Marco Reus told Sky.Dortmund remain a point behind Bayern with five games left.– Kessie, Bakayoko get shirty –Tiemoue Bakayoko and Franck Kessie could face punishment in Italy for holding up Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi’s shirt like a trophy after Milan’s 1-0 win when the rival Champions League contenders met on Saturday.Acerbi had angered the pair when he said there was “no comparison” between the teams before the game, with Bakayoko replying on Twitter: “OK Acerbi see you Saturday”.Acerbi said he had swapped his shirt “to put an end to the issue” but was furious when they held it aloft on front of Milan’s fans afterwards.“Fomenting hatred is not sport but a sign of weakness,” said Acerbi on social media.Both apologised with the Ivorian Kessie, whose penalty sealed the win, insisting it was “just a joke, nothing more”.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

PBSO: Fired Employee Makes Hoax Active Gunman 911 Call to Local Business

first_imgLaw enforcement officers say a local business fell victim to a hoax active gunman situation last week.With their guns drawn and SWAT gear on, and helicopter and drones flying overhead, the officers entered a Palm Springs business last Thursday prepared to confront what they had been told was a deadly active gunman scenario.Rhonda Oliva, officer manager for Beacon Irrigation and Lighting, says 28-year-old Jeremy Riley had been fired from the business about 30 minutes before the call was made, for showing up to work about an hour late for his second day on the job.He apparently made the hoax 911 call shortly afterward.Deputies arrested Riley that day and charged him with giving a false report of using a firearm in a violent manner.A judge also ordered that he undergo a mental-health evaluation and be held in the Palm Beach County Jail without the possibility of being released on bond.Riley was arrested at his home near the business, according to sheriff’s authorities.Oliva says, “We give them all applause and kudos. We wanted this guy caught and put in jail because it was just obviously wrong. Everyone’s preparing for a hurricane. … That’s the last thing we needed.”She adds that Riley did not appear focused during his first day of work, “but there was nothing that jumped out that said run the other way.” In addition, his background check and references came back clean.According to Oliva, Riley spent his first day working on pools. Another employee called and told her that Riley apparently did not have lunch money, so she had someone pay for his meal. She also paid Riley for the full workday on the spot, to allow him to cover his phone bill.However, Riley showed up late for work the next day, prompting the supervisor to fire him.Within 30 minutes of his termination, 911 dispatchers received the following call:“Yes, I worked at Beacon Irrigation and Lighting and there’s a guy here with a gun.“He’s shooting people, please!”The call then disconnected.As deputies approached the business, they spoke with employees at a neighboring office who alleged that they had heard a gunshot nearby about five minutes earlier. Records show that Riley’s phone was pinging nearby, which indicates that he was probably still in the immediate area as the deputies surrounded the business.“It was horrific,” Oliva says. She adds, “I don’t think I’ll ever forget that.” When deputies determined the area was safe, they listened to a voice message that Riley had left on the company’s phone. In it, he says, “I promise you guys will regret it,” he reportedly said in reference to his termination. “Save this phone call. You can use it as evidence. “Karma is a (expletive).”last_img read more

Total Chaos completes wire-to-wire season by capturing Mixed Slopitch Title

first_imgThe game was a close affair throughout the contest with Total Chaos, finishing the regular season with a 19-0 record, holding off a late charge to edge Main Jet.In the B final, OK Tire got past Competition to capture bragging rights.In the C-Division Championship, Whitewater got past Shamballer to claim the crown.Twenty teams are entered into the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League, which begins play in April. Total Chaos completed a wire-to-wire finish by edging Main Jet 10-9 to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday at the Lakeside Diamonds.The victory over Main Jet completed an undefeated season for the Regular Season and Playoff Champions.last_img read more