Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 19, 2013

Sports Briefs, Oct. 19


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Indiana Flyers to hold tryouts today

BURLINGTON — The Indiana Flyers 12-and-under and 13-and-under baseball teams will be holding tryouts today at the Burlington Park at 3 p.m.

Prospective players may not turn 13 before May 1, 2014. Contact Ron Brantley at 765-753-0029 for more information.

Carver Center to hold youth tryouts

Carver Center will hold its youth basketball tryouts this coming week, beginning at 6 p.m. each day.

Children ages 7-8 will try out on Monday, 9-10 on Tuesday, 11-13 on Wednesday and 14-18 on Thursday. Children must be registered to try out.

Cardinals crush L.A. to reach Series

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Beltran and the Cardinals stunned Clayton Kershaw with a four-run third inning, rookie Michael Wacha was again magnificent on the mound and St. Louis advanced to its second World Series in three seasons by roughing up the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game 6 of the NL championship series Friday night.

Matt Carpenter sparked St. Louis’ big inning with a one-out double on the 11th pitch of his at-bat. Beltran singled him home and the Cardinals quickly removed all the suspense surrounding a team that squandered a 3-1 series lead in the NLCS last fall against San Francisco.

Game 1 of the World Series is Wednesday at the winner of the ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.

After losing Game 5 in Los Angeles, the Cardinals turned to Wacha once again. The right-hander was even better in outpitching Kershaw for the second time this series. Wacha was selected MVP of the series after giving up two hits in seven innings Friday.