MLB draft

3rd round pick, USC RHP Wyatt Strahan

4th round pick, HS 3B Gavin LaValley

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See you Saturday for a run for history!
I will be at Miami Valley Gaming on Saturday for the Belmont and California Chrome's run for the Triple Crown. I will be hanging out 5-7pm. Stop by and say hi!


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Join me at St. Bernard of Taylor Creek on Sunday, June 8th from 4-6p for the Champion Festival Patrol! 7130 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45247


CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 5: Devin Mesoraco #39 and Mike Leake #44 of the Cincinnati Reds talk on the mound in the third inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park on June 5, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No O
The offensive woes continue in a 6-1 loss to the Giants.
HERE are notes, stats, photos.

Down on the Farm
Pensacola's Juan Duran and Daniel Corcino putting it together.

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HERE are draft notes, videos and scouting reports on Reds draft picks.

What a day!
CHCA pitcher Cameron Varga pitched a no-hitter yesterday afternoon, helping his team advance to the state finals. Then he was drafted 60th overall last night by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Varga's no-hitter and CHCA win Thursday
Video by WCPO's Mark Schlaughter. Game story HERE

Congrats to Middletown's Kyle Schwarber.
The Indiana University catcher was drafted with the 4th overall pick in the MLB draft.



CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals encourages the crowd during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Bengals offseason report card
Cincinnati sat idly by this offseason as DE Michael Johnson, OT Anthony Collins and CB Brandon Ghee (among others) departed via free agency. Promising young WR Andrew Hawkins, a restricted free agent, then did the same by inking an offer sheet with the Browns; Cincinnati declined to match and let him walk.
Amid a quick-moving, free-spending NFL market, the Bengals are one of the outliers.

It's Game 4 of the Kelly Cup Finals tonight at US Bank Arena.
The Cyclones trail the Alaska Ice 2 games to 1.

UK basketball

CBS: Has Cal's new contract finally priced him out of the NBA?

Simply amazing! 
The actual footage of Secretariat's record breaking win during the third and final race of the 1973 Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. 

Home Run Derby

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On this date: 1976
 afternoon, June 6, 1976
Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals
Busch Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, MO
"Career Game for Bill Plummer in Reds 13-2 Win"
From Steven Sharp
For the fourth straight game, the Reds were without their starting catcher Johnny Bench, who had been sidelined temporarily with muscle spasms in his back and pain in his right shoulder.  As a precautionary measure, Reds manager Sparky Anderson decided to rest Bench for a few games.  Bill Plummer once again got the call to start in place of Bench in this game, and he made the most of this opportunity.  In the top of the second inning, Plummer plated the first run on RBI single that scored leftfielder Bob Bailey.  The Reds erupted for six more runs in the top of the third inning, highlighted by a three-run triple by Plummer.  With the Reds already comfortably ahead 9-1 in the sixth inning, Plummer hit a three-run home run.  This was more than enough for rookie starter Pat Zachry (5-1), who pitched 7.0 innings for the win.  Bill Plummer finished the game going 3-for-5 with seven RBI and two runs scored.  Third baseman Pete Rose and second baseman Joe Morgan also had three hits each for the winning Reds.  The Reds pounded out seventeen hits in their 13-2 win at St. Louis.  The win kept the Reds 2.0 games ahead of the second-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West Division standings. Boxscore HERE