Digest for 06-11-13


LOCAL

Tigers fall, despite Hunter’s efforts

Torri Hunter was 2 for 4 with a run scored in Monday’s 3-2 loss to Kansas City in Missouri. The Tigers (35-27) had a 2-0 lead after the third inning, but the Royals (29-32) scored all three of their runs in the bottom half to take the one-run lead.

In Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Indians, Hunter had just one hit. The Pine Bluff native is now batting .306 with 24 RBIs and an OBP of .354.

Braves defeat Travelers

UNION CHAPEL — The Pine Bluff Braves semi-pro baseball team defeated the Union Chapel Travelers 12-8 on Sunday.

The Braves scored four runs in the first, three in the second, two in the fourth and three in the seventh. Union Chapel scored three in first, two in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth.

Pine Bluff had 10 hits with two errors and Union Chapel had four hits with four errors. Deonta Howard came in relief of Chase Smith in the fifth and faced a minimum nine batters while striking out seven seven to improve his record to 2-0 this season.

NATIONAL

Johnson gets jail time

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson was sentenced to 30 days in jail Monday after reportedly angering the judge presiding over his court hearing.

According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Broward County judge Kathleen McHugh was about to accept a plea arrangement brought forth by Johnson’s attorneys for violating his probation conditions that would have kept the colorful wideout from receiving jail time. However, McHugh reversed course after becoming miffed when Johnson playfully patted his lawyer on the behind as the judge was commending his defense representative for his work, which drew a number of chuckles from those in the courtroom.

“Mr. Johnson, I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously,” McHugh stated. “I’m not going to accept these plea negotiations. This isn’t a joke.”

In addition to the jail sentence, Johnson will be required to perform 25 hours of community service and undergo two counseling sessions a week.