Saturday, April 25
Gerrit Cole pitches Pirates to 4-1 win over Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night.
Cole (3-0) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
Harrison lined a two-out double to right-center in the second inning, driving in Jordy Mercer and Cole to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead.
Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter (1-3) lasted six innings, yielding three runs and six hits while striking out three.
Walker's RBI single in the first gave him a seven-game hitting streak, the longest for any Pirates player this season. Walker also doubled in Andrew McCutchen from first base with two outs in the eighth.
Arizona State hires Bob Bowman as men's, women's swim coach
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bob Bowman, the longtime trainer of 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, has been hired as Arizona State's swim coach for the men's and women's programs.
Sun Devils athletic director Ray Anderson made the announcement Friday.
Bowman replaces Dorsey Tierney-Walker, who was fired March 31 after six seasons.
Bowman is a six-time USA Swimming Coach of the Year, including in 2008 when Phelps won a record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.
He was the USA's head coach at the 2007, 2009 and 2013 World Championships and has served on every major US national team staff since 2001, including at the last three Olympics.
Bowman was Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008 while at Michigan.
Swimmers coached by Bowman have set 43 world records.