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T-Hawks scrimmage

The Benson, KMS and Montevideo prep football teams will scrimmage, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, in Benson.

The full-contact scrimmage, with referees, will feature Benson vs. Montevideo in round one, KMS vs. Montevideo on round 2, and Benson facing KMS in round 3.

Varsity, junior varsity and 9th grade teams will participate, if possible. Varsity and JV games will be played on Benson’s game field and 9th grade games will be played on adjacent practice fields.

Each team will run 25 offensive plays, 20 starting at the 40 yard line and five are goal line plays.

Braves’ Heyward breaks jaw when struck by pitch

NEW YORK (AP) — Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained two jaw fractures when he was struck by a pitch and will undergo surgery on Thursday.

The Braves said that Heyward’s jaw has been stabilized, and he was to return to Atlanta on Wednesday night in advance of the operation. The team will announce how long Heyward will be sidelined after surgery is completed.

Heyward was beaned by a 90 mph fastball from New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese in the sixth inning of the Braves’ 4-1, 10-inning win on Wednesday. The impact made a loud noise, and the crowd groaned as Heyward crumpled to the ground.

He stayed down on his back for about three minutes before getting helped to his feet. Heyward walked slowly off the field under his own power, escorted by a trainer, and was replaced by Jordan Schafer.

Visibly concerned, Niese tapped himself with his glove as Heyward walked off, and Heyward appeared to acknowledge him.

Suzuki gets 4,000th hit between MLB and Japan

NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has singled for his 4,000th career hit between Japan and the major leagues.

The 39-year-old Suzuki slashed a line drive the opposite way to left field off Toronto's R.A. Dickey in the first inning Wednesday night for the milestone hit.

He has 2,722 hits in a 13-year major league career and amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League.

His Yankees teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed.

Pete Rose with 4,256 hits and Ty Cobb with 4,191 are the only two players that have reached the number solely in the major leagues.

— Associated Press/Staff reports