The Batesville Bulldogs traveled to Rushville on Tuesday, April 11th and won both games of the doubleheader. In game one, the Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth inning to capture the game from Rushville by a 13-5 score on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Batesville batting in the top of the fourth when Trey Heidlage singled off of Tyler Wilson, driving in two runs.In the fourth Tyler Wilson walked Batesville’s Zack Blomer to drive in a run and then Wilson walked Jacob Christie to add another run.The Bulldogs then scored five runs in the sixth inning. Batesville’s big inning was driven by a single by Caleb Raab, a single , and a stolen base.Alex Roell earned the win for Bulldogs, as he pitched seven innings, giving up five runs, seven hits, and striking out seven. Wilson took the loss for Rushville. He threw four innings, allowing six runs, three hits, and striking out five.Overall, the Bulldogs had eight hits in the game. Heidlage and Quinn Werner each collected multiple hits for Batesville.Heidlage and Bohman each drove in two runs to lead the Bulldogs.Bulldogs Defeat Rushville Despite Allowing 3-Run Inning In game two of the double header, Rushville scored three runs in the first inning, but Batesville still won 5-4 on Tuesday. The big first inning for Rushville came thanks to a error and a single by Ryan Norvell.However, Batesville took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Alex McPherson singled off of Andrew Rice, driving in one run.Trey Heidlage doubled off of Rice, driving in two runs.Lane Oesterling earned the win forthe Bulldogs. He went seven innings, allowing four runs, six hits, and striking out six. No runs were earned for Oesterling. Rice took the loss for Rushville. He threw five innings, allowing four runs, six hits, and striking out three.Overall, Batesville collected six hits. Heidlage and McPherson each collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs which led the team.The wins take the Bulldogs to 5-3 on the season and 2-0 in the EIAC. Batesville will play Columbus East at Liberty Park on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.
MOHAMED’S Enterprise, Delco Ice Factory, Trans-Pacific Motor Spares are among some of the sponsors listed for next weekend’s Drag Race meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).Sponsors released by the club last evening were BM Soat Auto Sales, Motor Trend Service Centre, Supreme Ventures, and Air Services Limited.Power Line, Cyril’s Taxi, Omega Brokers, Enetworks, Prem’s Electrical, Miracle Optical, Choke Gas Station and Super Bet had confirmed their sponsorship up to press time.Mohamed’s Enterprise announced earlier this week that it would sponsor the extension of the current drag strip from 1 000ft to 1 320ft or an international quarter-mile.The sponsorship will definitely be a welcome push for an event that was postponed by one week, and for a club which has placed the infrastructure of racing on the front burner for 2019.Already, GMR&SC has constructed new sections of the pit area to ensure that more competitors can be housed during its year-end international circuit racing event.The construction of the launch pad for the drag strip is also something that the Rameez Mohamed-headed club has been doing recently.The plan is to have it ready for the March 24 event.
Andrew Owens is the associate sports editor for the Notre Dame Observer. Read Daily Trojan columnist Dave Dulberg’s perspective here. Six years ago, No. 9 Notre Dame hosted No. 1 USC in one of the most memorable contests in recent college football memory — a game remembered simply as the “Bush Push.”Though the Irish fell in a heartbreaking 34-31 defeat, many viewed the game as evidence of Notre Dame’s imminent return to football prominence. First-year Irish coach Charlie Weis seemed to have the program rapidly moving in the right direction and, with the departure of quarterback Matt Leinart and tailback Reggie Bush after the 2005 season and USC coach Pete Carroll’s continued flirtation with the NFL, the end of a tumultuous four-game losing streak to USC was in sight.Well, not exactly.Carroll delayed the inevitable departure four more years until 2010 when Weis was also ousted, signaling the end of a period of Irish befuddlement in the form of an eight-game losing streak with a 24.5-point average margin of defeat.Just a few months later, USC was placed on probation, banned from bowl appearances for two years and, most importantly, stripped of 20 scholarships over a two-year period.Under Irish coach Brian Kelly and Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, a new chapter of the rivalry is unfolding, as the two will be inextricably connected throughout their respective tenures.Kelly won the first battle between the two, a gritty 20-16 Irish victory that snapped eight years of turmoil and returned the Jeweled Shillelagh to Notre Dame for the first time since the Bob Davie era.Detractors are quick to point out the Trojans were without their starting quarterback and right tackle in the 20-16 loss. Notre Dame, however, was even thinner in numbers, with a freshman backup quarterback, and backups at running back, tight end, nose guard and linebacker.Lost in the argument amid all the injuries is the important point that Kelly and defensive coordinator Bob Diaco bamboozled a talented Trojan offense and its coach, who was hired more for his ability to out-scheme a defense than for his previous track record, which includes a 5-15 mark with the Oakland Raiders and a 7-6 slate in his only season with the University of Tennessee.The 16 Trojan points were the direct result of four Tommy Rees turnovers in Notre Dame territory. Despite an average starting field position at the 23-yard line following the four turnovers, the Irish defense surrendered only three field goals and a touchdown.The Notre Dame-USC battle is always a barometer used to determine where each program stands, and last year’s Irish victory suggests a shift in momentum in the rivalry.With a gargantuan opportunity in this year’s contest, Saturday marks the biggest game for Notre Dame since that fateful October day six years ago. Only this time, the program is much closer to returning to elite status than it was in 2005.Despite consecutive losses to begin this season, Kelly’s plan is working. Players are becoming more comfortable in his system and his recruiting, specifically on the defensive side, has provided this year’s unit with depth, not to mention present and future playmakers.While USC is hampered by a scholarship limit, Notre Dame has had the opportunity to reel in its second consecutive top-10 class, and this weekend will go a long way toward attaining that goal, as the Irish host 17 elite prospects on official visits and many more on unofficial visits.What happens if Notre Dame loses?Well, the rest of the college football world will roll its proverbial eyes and quip that it’s simply another false alarm on the “Return to Glory” claim. Some prospects might not buy into the plan Kelly is preaching.And if the Irish win?The Trojan fan base becomes further disgruntled with Kiffin’s performance, Notre Dame’s slim BCS hopes become a bit less slim, and a crop of the most talented high school prospects in the country, many of whom are USC targets, get a front-row seat in an electric atmosphere to the continuation of a new streak in the storied rivalry.
Published on March 29, 2017 at 11:31 pm Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @A_E_Graham Miranda Ramirez was riding a nine-game singles win streak when SU head coach Younes Limam quipped last Wednesday, “Don’t jinx it now.”His worries were unnecessary. On Sunday, the freshman plowed through her first No. 1 singles match for the Orange. Ramirez’s face remained determinedly blank as she downed Georgia Tech’s best player and No. 46 Rasheeda McAdoo, in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.The 5-foot-3 Ramirez had every answer and return for the much bigger and stronger McAdoo. Ramirez came out unscathed and pushed her consecutive wins to 10.“I felt really good from the back,” Ramirez said Sunday, “and I was able to move (McAdoo) around a lot, which I don’t think she’s too comfortable with.”This season, Ramirez has developed into a rising talent for a Syracuse (5-8, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) team that is otherwise struggling. She has dependably won points all season, which the Orange needs again on Friday at 3 p.m. against Louisville (13-5, 2-4). Ramirez, a freshman, consistently overcomes her weakness at the net and susceptibility to drop shots by playing mistake-free tennis. That, along with strong baseline play and patience that baits her opponents into errors, enables her success.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Obviously, her strengths are playing from the baseline and dictating play,” Limam said, “but we’re trying to add a little more diversity to her game.”Ramirez’ 11-1 singles record projects dominance, and so do her straight set wins. But she isn’t a stereotypical No. 1 singles power player. Her small frame can’t serve blisters and her returns don’t drop jaws.Unable to out-muscle opponents, Ramirez can’t afford to beat herself, and she hasn’t yet. Rarely does she miss long or wide and, though no statistics are available, double faults have never played an important role in her home matches. Comfortable playing in long rallies, Ramirez stays amid long rallies and fires return after return until an exasperated opponent sends a shot long or wide.“It’s a very good style of play,” Limam said. “It’s something she does really well … playing on her terms.”Ramirez also employs long cross-court or down the line rallies as she steadily works her opponent to one side of the court. Once she believes her opponent cannot run back across quick enough, Ramirez rifles a return to the opposite corner. This ploy worked against McAdoo, who found herself constantly stretching for a ball just out of reach.Relying so heavily on the baseline, though, creates vulnerability: drop shots. Fortunately for Ramirez, aggression around the net presents a simple remedy.“We’re just trying to have her get a little bit more comfortable finishing points at the net,” Limam said.Despite her wins, the freshman has been working on playing at the net and judging when to leave the baseline, said Limam. Last Wednesday, Ramirez spent over an hour in a one-on-one session focused entirely on playing closer to the divider.“It’s just trying to maintain my level,” Ramirez said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
“I’m playing in Orlando because I don’t want to leave any money on the table that could be going directly to Black communities.”Good on you, @Patty_Mills. pic.twitter.com/7knxfIrJLt— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 8, 2020An 11-year veteran, Mills is averaging a career-best 11.7 points and is now the second-leading scorer on San Antonio’s roster after LaMarcus Aldridge announced a month ago he will miss the rest of the season following right shoulder surgery. The Spurs had the Western Conference’s 12th-best record at 27-36 when the season was halted in mid-March, good enough to be one of 22 teams invited to Orlando to finish the season. They have made the playoffs every year since the 1997-98 season but sit four games back of the eighth-place Grizzlies with eight games scheduled. MORE: Spurs’ DeRozan unhappy with NBA’s bubble rules”I’m proud to say I’m taking every cent earned from these eight games that we’re playing, which for me will turn out to be $1,017,818.54, and donating that directly back to the Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody and to a recent campaign that’s called We Got You, dedicated to ending racism in sport in Australia,” Mills said in a video posted by the Spurs. Spurs guard Patty Mills announced Wednesday that he will donate all the money he earns during the NBA’s restart in Florida to Black Lives Matter organizations.Mills, who is from Australia, becomes the second NBA player in three days to announce he will be donating the remainder of his 2019-20 salary to social justice causes. The Lakers’ Dwight Howard pledged approximately $700,000 to Breathe Again on Monday.