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Milwaukee Brewers end winless streak, try for two victories in a row

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The Milwaukee Brewers can return to .500 with a victory Wednesday night over Texas at Miller Park. The Crew is 15-16 after beating the Rangers Tuesday night.

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Milwaukee won 12 of 15 before going 1-5 so far in May. They're closing out a nine game home-stand in which they've gone 3-5 so far.

Texas leads the American League West at 20-13, but the Rangers have only played one team with a winning record this season. That was Boston, which the Rangers swept for three games last weekend. Texas has since lost two in a row.

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun will try to extend his Interleague hitting streak to 30 games Wednesday night, and centerfielder Carlos Gomez will try to extend his overall hitting string to 14. Gomez has batted .449 during his current streak, including a two-run double against the Rangers Tuesday night. Right-hander Kyle Lohse will start for the Crew this evening against Texas southpaw Derek Holland.

WIAC softball honors

Amanda Fischer of UW-Eau Claire has been named the WIAC softball position player of the year and Katie Boyle of UW-Whitewater is the league's pitcher of the year.

Fischer, a sophomore catcher and outfielder, was also named to the all-conference first team for the second year in a row. She leads the WIAC with 29 stolen bases.

Fischer also leads her Eau Claire team with six homers and a .644 slugging percentage. She has hit safely in 27 straight games.

Boyle, a senior right-hander, also received her second straight all-conference bid. She leads the conference with a 1.23 ERA, and is second with 16 wins.

Ashley Martin of UW-Superior, Emily Epifanio of UW-Whitewater, and Sarah Fern of UW-Eau Claire were given their third all-conference selections.

Katie Koepsel of UW-Oshkosh and Hayley Buchanan of UW-River Falls were named for the second straight year. Cindy Seuss of UW-Oshkosh was named the league's coach of the year with 25 wins - the most for the Titans since 2008.

Ashley Goettl of UW-River Falls is the sport's top scholar-athlete.

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