Danica Pension confirmed it is hiring Lars Ellehave-Andersen, the chief commercial officer of rival PFA whose departure was announced less than two weeks ago.Ellehave-Andersen is to spend the next 12 months as interim head of Danica Pension in Norway, and on August 1, 2016, will start work as the new commercial director (CCO) of the Danica group in Denmark, and become a member of its board.Danica declined to comment on media speculation that Ellehave-Andersen’s contract with PFA prevented him from moving to a competitor company within Denmark immediately.Per Klitgård, Danica’s managing director, said: “Lars has delivered solid results in his career.” He came to Danica with a thorough knowledge of companies on all levels and of labour-market parties, and could therefore bolster Danica Pension’s customer relations, he said.“Lars is ambitious and focused and that fits in well with Danica Pension,” he said.“I am convinced he is the right person to ensure Danica Pension exploits our closer cooperation with Danske Bank in the next few years, and our ever increasing focus on customers to strengthen our market position,” he said.Ellehave-Andersen has worked at PFA since 2006. Previous employers included PensionDanmark, Danica said.When Ellehave-Andersen takes up his job on the Danica group board in Denmark next year, he will replace Jesper Winkelman.Winkelmann will step down from the board on July 31, 2016, but remain at Danica Pension until the end of that year.He has worked at Danica Pension for 19 years, and had already been in the process of handing over his role to the next generation, Danica said.
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.