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Messiah deWeaver On How He Ended Up at Michigan State

HUBER HEIGHTS -- Former Trotwood and now Wayne QB Messiah deWeaver has known for sometime where he wanted to play college football and that was at Michigan State.
   "I felt the winning atmosphere, I felt it," deWeaver said.
   "I said this is a great, great program beating Baylor in the championship last year, winning the Rose Bowl against Stanford. It was a great opportunity I said the development of NFL quarterbacks this is probably the place for me to develop me into the best person I can be."
   Several schools remained in the mix over recent months most notably Mississippi State and Penn State but the senior-to-be never went on a visit to either school. Since going to East Lansing in December deWeaver knew where he wanted to be.
   "I went to Kentucky and like I said I didn't really want to take the visits because I already knew. But Mississippi State and Penn State were in my ear so I had to listen and they were great programs too. But I always knew I was going to Michigan State."
   deWeaver's announcement comes less than a year after initially committing to Michigan. But the QB made a difficult decision of decommitting from the Wolverines in December because it was clear he rushed his initial choice.
   "Once I committed I was full of energy, I was a sophomore, I'm like energy, 'I'm coming, I'm coming.' But after I sat down with my family I was like let's really  think about what's best for me. I looked over everything, I just kept coming up with Michigan State everytime I come up with Michigan State. I'm like let me wait a little bit and make sure."
   deWeaver did his due diligence the second time around and originally was going to commit next week but pushed it up because he was ready to end the recruiting process.
   "This is a big stress off my shoulders, I've been wanting to do this for some time now. Great to get it off and now I can focus on winning a state championship."
   Michigan State is set at quarterback with returning starter Connor Cook but deWeaver will enroll early in January in hopes of getting ready for the 2017 season and beyond.
   "They want me to come in early and compete and see where I'm at, if I redshirt that's great, I want to be able to get better and get my feet wet so to speak. After that redshirt year it's time to go they want me to come in and play."
Messiah deWeaver On How He Ended Up at Michigan State

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Taylor Jungmann pitched six strong innings and fellow rookie Domingo Santana homered to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Jungmann (8-5) limited the Reds to three hits and three walks while striking out five.

Cincinnati rookie Raisel Iglesias (3-6) turned in a strong performance of his own by retiring 16 straight during one stretch.

While St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Chicago have made headlines in the NL Central this year, the Reds and Brewers are simply trying to avoid the basement of the majors' most competitive division. Milwaukee (54-74) snapped a four-game skid to remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Cincinnati (52-75).

Cincinnati has lost 13 of 14 and hasn't scored a run in 19 innings.

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Trevor Bauer, starting in place of an ill Danny Salazar, allowed one run in eight innings and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Friday night.

Bauer (10-10) won for the second time in nine starts. He replaced Salazar, who was scratched because of a virus. Bauer allowed five hits and struck out seven.

Jason Kipnis, the American League's leading hitter (.324), drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single to cap a three-run rally. Kipnis, who had struck out twice and hit into a double play in his first three at-bats, delivered off Trevor Gott (2-2).

Kaleb Cowart's RBI single in the fifth drove in the Angels' only run. Los Angeles entered the night one-half game behind Texas for the second wild-card spot in the AL.

Cody Allen worked a perfect ninth for his 27th save.

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says he won't use an out clause in his contract if team president Mark Shapiro takes a job elsewhere.

Shapiro reportedly is a candidate to succeed Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston, who plans to retire after this season. Shapiro has declined to comment on the report. Francona said last week Shapiro had made him aware of the situation, which reportedly will be resolved in the next few days.

Francona signed a contract extension following last season through 2018 with team options for 2019 and 2020.

Francona said Friday that he had no intention of using the opt-out clause to get himself a better job.

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