Prior to the match on April 8, the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team was eager to close the at-home season with a victory. Unfortunately, when they were matched with No. 30 Ohio State the Badgers could not accomplish their goal. The final score of the match was 5-2 with the Badgers falling short.One of the few key players who assisted in closing the deficit to 3-2 earlier in the match is junior Sarah Castellano. She is a transfer from Kansas State University and has proven herself throughout this season to become a critical player on the team.Another player who should be honorably mentioned is freshman Lexi Keberle. Recruited from West Bend, Wisconsin, Lexi finished out her high school career ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin, and ranked No. 26 nationally. She had played first singles against Ohio State’s Anna Sanford, and unfortunately lost 6-3, 6-4. Lexi is now ranked 1-3 against nationally-ranked opponents.Women’s tennis: Badgers look to rebound from recent Big Ten losses against Ohio StateThe University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team (8—10, 2—4 Big Ten) will play a home matches against No. 30 The Read…Sophomore Melissa Pick was victorious against her opponent Maria Tyrina in the No. 4 singles slot. Pick has really proven her success, she had only been in the No. 4 slot three other times after being in the No. 5 slot for the entirety of last season.As for the future, the Badgers remain to keep their heads up high for upcoming away matches against Northwestern, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa. In previous Big Ten matchups, Wisconsin has put up a notable fight, with wins against Maryland and Rutgers. Also, the Badgers lost a close match against Penn State, just one match away from ending the losing streak that lasted for the last six matches against the Nittany Lions.For next week, the Badgers will face the Wildcats in Chicago. Northwestern has had a great season so far, and there is still hope the Badgers will prevail and bring home a victory. There is still plenty of opportunities for the Badgers to triumph and pull through to the Big Ten Championship.
MORE: Watch live MLB games all season long on fuboTV (7-day free trial)As Francona exited the dugout to remove Bauer, Bauer turned and hurled the ball over the center-field wall, clearly disgusted with his performanceSo, um Bauer is really reaaaaaally unhappy. Holy cow. 😬#AlwaysRoyal pic.twitter.com/TJDh6ynMOu— FOX Sports Kansas City (@FSKansasCity) July 28, 2019Trevor Bauer had a rough day pic.twitter.com/xjcem0BBsA— Brewers Dugout – Trey Supak Fanclub (@brewers_dugout) July 28, 2019Hey @statcast. Need exit velo and launch angle plz. pic.twitter.com/tuneoa9dTG— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 28, 2019Trevor Bauer, In-Game Long Toss. pic.twitter.com/ZJnWFE19fx— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 28, 2019Bauer seemed to have some words with Francona on the mound, assumedly just clearing the air that he meant no disrespect by tossing the ball over the fence.Following the game, Bauer issued an apology and called his actions “childish and unprofessional,” but clarified his disappointment was only in himself, not in Francona for taking him out. If you like exit velocity and launch angle, Trevor Bauer is apparently your guy.Bauer has never been one to shy away from showing some emotion. The enigmatic Indians starter had a rough day at the office on Sunday, allowing seven runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings pitched vs. the Royals. It was a bad start, but Bauer’s worst toss of the day came just before manager Terry Francona pulled him from the game. Trevor Bauer opened with an apology before taking any questions after throwing a ball over the center-field wall out of frustration in today’s game: pic.twitter.com/FUMxILdGmd— Mandy Bell (@MandyBell02) July 28, 2019Bauer, the subject of trade rumors, has had a difficult time replicating the success of his 2018 season. Entering Sunday’s game, he was pitching to a 3.49 ERA in 23 starts, a full run higher than his 2018 ERA and has allowed 22 long balls on the season, three shy of tying his career high.Still, a team looking to add quality starting pitching would consider Bauer; he leads the majors in innings pitched and has consistently been a workhorse in his career.And if Sunday’s strange exit is any indicator, he’s still got plenty of juice in that arm. read more