Bulldogs Claim Blow-Out Victory Over Rushville, 8-2The Bulldogs asserted their will over Rushville on their way to an easy 8-2 victoryIn the first inning, Batesville got their offense started when Sam Voegele drew a walk, scoring one run.Batesville tallied three runs in the fourth inning. Calvin Sherwood had an RBI fielder’s choice in the inning to lead the run scoring.Lane Oesterling (6-0) got the win for the Bulldogs. He allowed three hits and zero runs over six innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Casey Werner threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.Aaron Duncan took the loss for Rushville. He surrendered seven runs on five hits over five innings, striking out four.Sherwood went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bulldogs in hits. Batesville was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.. Caleb Raab had the most chances in the field with ten.After the win, the Bulldogs record is now even at 10-10 and 6-4 in the EIAC.Bats Blistered As Batesville Defeats Hauser, 17-6There were runs aplenty on Tuesday, as Batesville defeated Hauser 17-6.The Bulldogs got things started in the first inning when Batesville scored one run on a stolen base.Batesville tallied five runs in the fourth inning. The Bulldogs big bats were led by Calvin Sherwood, Quinn Werner, and Seth Gausman, all driving in runs in the inning.Shane Meer got the win for the Bulldogs. He allowed one hit and three runs over three and a third innings, striking out two. Riley Zink and Trey Peters entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.Aaron Mee took the loss for Hauser. He surrendered six runs on four hits over two innings, striking out two and walking one.Batesville smacked one home run on the day. Werner had a dinger in the fourth inning. Werner’s third home run on the year.The Bulldogs scattered 12 hits in the game. Trey Heidlage and Sherwood all had multiple hits for Batesville. Heidlage went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Batesville in hits. The Bulldogs were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Sherwood had the most chances in the field with nine.With the win, the Bulldogs have now won five in a row and are 11-10 and 6-4 in the EIAC. The Bulldogs will play Lawrenceburg tomorrow in the EIAC battle.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.
Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. He went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games, and his average dipped to .472.Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play. More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Nolan Arenado homered twice and doubled for the Rockies. Marte had three hits, including a go-ahead single in an eight-run seventh inning. It was 5-all going into the inning.Nick Ahmed had three hits and a pair of RBIs and Kole Calhoun added three hits with an RBI for the Diamondbacks, who took two of three to deny Colorado its sixth consecutive series win to start the season.Ryan McMahon, swinging on a 3-0 count, connected for a three-run homer to chase Arizona starter Luke Weaver with one out in the fourth inning.Garrett Hampson added a career-high four hits for the Rockies. A total of 11 players had multihit games, seven with at least three hits Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500 Andrew Chafin (1-0) picked up the win with an inning of scoreless relief.With the score tied at 5 in the the seventh, the Diamondbacks erupted. David Peralta struck the key blow with a three-run double off Tyler Kinley (0-1), who did not retire any of the five batters he faced. Ahmed and Calhoun each had a pair of hits in the inning.Arizona homered in a club-record 16th straight game at Coors Field and improved to 9-3 in its last 12 against the Rockies.Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela went six innings and allowed five runs on nine hits. TRAINER’S ROOM August 12, 2020 Rockies: INF Chris Owings left the game after the second inning because of tightness in his left hamstring. Hampson moved from center field to second base to replace him and Sam Hilliard entered the game to replace Hampson in center. … RHP Scott Oberg, who’s been sidelined since the start of the season by a back injury and a recurrence of blood clot issues in his pitching arm, has been undergoing a series of tests but there’s no timetable for his return. Oberg has dealt with vascular problems in his arm twice previously, missing time in August 2019 and August 2016. Manager Bud Black said he spoke with Oberg earlier Wednesday and the reliever was in good spirits and expected to return home to the Philadelphia area soon to undergo additional tests. However, he remains sidelined indefinitely. “There’s really no clear path to what is going to happen with Scott,” Black said.UP NEXTDiamondbacks: Arizona has an off day Thursday followed by a season-high 17 straight games before their next off day on Aug. 31. RHP Merrill Kelly (2-1, 2.29) is slated to start Friday night’s series opener in Arizona against the San Diego Padres, whose starter is to be determined.Rockies: Following an off day Thursday, the Rockies begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days starting Friday night in a series opener against the Texas Rangers. Colorado RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start against the Rangers’ RHP Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA). ___
THE Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) continued their dominance of Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020, bowling and fielding superbly to blow away the Guyana Amazon Warriors top order and completing what could have been a tricky chase on a slow pitch with time to spare.Sikandar Raza opened the bowling and turned his first ball sharply but his sixth went straight on to bowl Brandon King, and Khary Pierre deceived Chandrapaul Hemraj and Nicholas Pooran to leave the Amazon Warriors 12/3. Pollard sensed blood, putting himself under the helmet practically on the batter’s toes.(Scores: Trinbago Knight Riders 115/3 (Seifert 39*, Webster 27, DM Bravo 26*, Simmons 19; Tahir 2/25, Green 1/15) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 112/7 (Paul 28*, Taylor 26, Hetmyer 26; Pierre 3/18, Pollard 1/15, DJ Bravo 1/23, Raza 1/30) by 7 wicketsRoss Taylor was positive, pulling Raza hard for four. Pollard almost pulled off a blinder at silly-point, just failing to hold as Taylor lunged forward off Pierre. But Taylor found Raza easier, cutting for four, slog-sweeping in trademark fashion for six, and paddle-sweeping for another four to take the Amazon Warriors to 39/3 off the Powerplay.Fawad Ahmed troubled Hetmyer with his googly, but unlike many others Hetmyer was able to find singles. Pollard brought himself on, but even someone with his experience couldn’t have expected what happened next.Taylor took only a few strides before turning around, but keeper Tim Seifert was out of the blocks like a sprinter, got to the ball while taking off one glove, and in mid-air threw down one stump with Taylor still scrambling. It was a spectacular piece of work, and left the Amazon Warriors 44/4 after 8 overs.Fawad and Pollard hustled towards the drinks break. Seifert dropped Sherfane Rutherford on 1, but with the Amazon Warriors 51/4 at halfway Pollard was the happier captain. Fawad used the googly well to keep the 11th over quiet, and in the 12th on came yesterday’s history-maker, DJ Bravo, who also only went for singlesWhen Pierre returned, Rutherford launched into a slog-sweep, but then came more fielding magic. Tion Webster took the catch as it came over his shoulder, released the ball millimetres from the rope, and stopped his momentum in time to run back into the field of play and re-catch the ball. It was a masterpiece.Colin Munro dropped a sitter to gift Hetmyer a Hero Maximum and deny Pierre a fourth wicket. But the reprieve didn’t last long – Hetmyer smashed DJ Bravo straight to cover to leave the Amazon Warriors 77/6 off 16. The lower order energised the innings – Keemo Paul punished Fawad for overpitching by launching him over the sightscreen, and Romario Shepherd sent a Bravo length ball out of the ground.A back spasm had forced Ali Khan out of the game early, but Pollard filled in well at the death to pick up his first wicket of Hero CPL 2020, Seifert diving to hold a steepling Shepherd top edge. Paul responded with a flat-bat six, but Bravo was as good as ever in the 20th, conceding just five and sending his team into the innings break strong favourites.Amazon Warriors started well through Hemraj and captain Chris Green. But Lendl Simmons smashed Imran Tahir over midwicket for six, and Webster cut Hemraj for four then lofted a straight Hero Maximum. Green was forced to go to Naveen-ul-Haq, who spoiled an otherwise good over by gifting Simmons a four down the leg-side, and at 32/0 off five overs, the Knight Riders were comfortable.Tahir did his best to change that. First a googly ripped past Simmons’ slog, next ball a big leg-break did the same to Munro, and though Darren Bravo denied Tahir the hat-trick the Knight Riders needed to reset. Green and Paul were accurate, but Webster ended a run of 26 boundary-less balls by spanking a Hero Maximum. As a bonus he drove Shepherd for four, and at halfway the Knight Riders were well-set at 51/2.Skipper Green ended Webster’s charge, with Hetmyer taking a smart low catch. Seifert was lucky not to be bowled at least once by Paul, but found a gap at square leg to close the 12th over with a four.Naveen returned and went for just four, and with two overs of Tahir looming Green invited the Knight Riders to attack Shepherd. Seifert and Bravo took the bait, and the over went for 13 to leave the Knight Riders needing 35 off 36 balls.Green opted to only use one of Tahir’s overs, and it went for just two. A Paul over went boundary-less, and off Naveen Hetmyer very nearly outdid Webster’s earlier effort, leaping athletically to hold and release a Bravo loft before he hit the rope, but Green wasn’t quite close enough to take the release.Bravo did however clear the ropes in that over as Naveen served him a juicy full toss, and Seifert went after the first ball of Tahir’s last over and hit it miles. With the pressure now off, the over went for 11, and Seifert sealed the win with two crunching fours.He and Bravo had again finished what the bowlers had started, and the Knight Riders machine rolled on. It’s instructive, and worrying for the other five franchises, that once again Sunil Narine’s absence was hardly mentioned. (CPL)
This summer, Geno Thorpe strolled into The Scoring Factory, a gym on Pittsburgh’s South Side, wearing a cutoff V-neck, light shorts and flip-flops, ready to work out in preparation for the biggest stage of his career. In a few months, Thorpe would debut for Syracuse, his fifth team since his freshman year of high school, expected to do what he’s always done — bring size and stability to the point guard position.But, on a warm summer day, Thorpe meandered in a mostly empty gym in beachwear. Henry Pwono, a professional playing overseas, whom Thorpe trains with, laughed.“So laid-back,” Pwono said. “He’s always been the coolest kid on Sesame Street. He could have walked from the gym onto a beach.”While the move to Syracuse from South Florida will be a significant one, Thorpe maintains a sense of calmness that has worked both for and against him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThorpe wasn’t on the floor in the first exhibition game, but Syracuse’s third graduate transfer over the past two seasons is a long, easygoing point guard who will try to usher in experience and direction to the Orange and prove to other schools that overlooking him was a mistake. He flew under the radar coming from a city known for hockey and football, not basketball. Even this spring, after graduating from South Florida, he drew interest from only a few schools, including Pittsburgh and Seton Hall.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorNevertheless, the fifth-year transfer now joins Syracuse in search of a launchpad for a pro career. Thorpe has moved from school to school because he felt he had to: Shady Side Academy to Shaler High School, to Penn State, to South Florida. All of it strengthened him and forced him to adapt, as he had to learn a new style of play under a new coach.“I want to be consistent,” Thorpe said. “Every year my shooting has gotten better, just being older. This is my last stop … ”Thorpe, who turns 23 on Wednesday, is well aware the effect Andrew White and John Gillon had on the team last year with their experience. (Thorpe has not spoken with either player.) He knows that as much as they may have helped SU, the Orange did not make the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time since 1996. Thorpe, Syracuse’s oldest player, knows that if he is a lesser version of himself or doesn’t learn his third college system quickly, the Orange has a chance to miss out on back-to-back Big Dances.Much of Thorpe’s life has prepared him for Syracuse, from the first time he touched a football, on a kickoff return, and ran it back for a touchdown. He realized he wanted to play college basketball when he was “scoring all of these points” in the seventh grade. He reinforced that point when he was dunking as a 6-foot-1 ninth-grader on varsity. Throughout high school, he hopped on the Megabus for six-hour rides to New Jersey to play in tournaments with his AAU team, the New Jersey Playaz.Andy Mendes | Digital Design EditorThat commitment unintentionally prepared him to step into a crucial role for the Orange. This spring, having lost John Gillon, SU desperately needed an experienced guard to work alongside Frank Howard and Tyus Battle. A few weeks after Allen Griffin was hired as SU’s new assistant coach, Syracuse recognized the perfect addition would give SU the option of running three guards at once, while providing a veteran presence and court awareness.In the first week of June this year, Griffin phoned Thorpe. Griffin had seen the then-three-star recruit play AAU ball for the Playaz and kept track of him as he traveled to Penn State and South Florida. Griffin knew he led the Bulls in most major statistical categories a year ago, including scoring, assists, steals and minutes played. Griffin wanted him to play for SU.Thorpe told Griffin he wanted to move forward and play for Pittsburgh, which offered him out of high school.“No, no, no,” Griffin remembered saying. “We’ll get you on the phone with coach (Boeheim) right now. This is the right fit for you.”Boeheim spoke that day with Thorpe and his father, Gene. Thorpe came up for a visit and committed a few days later.“From the moment he stepped on the court, he proved he was a tough competitor,” Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “He’s a tough kid who’s been through it, seen the ropes. He brings immediate credibility with his ability to score and his experience. He has the ability to shoot, something we really needed.”Thorpe’s ability to adapt and improve, at an age most other undrafted guards had ended their formal basketball careers, only reinforces his maturity. Thorpe turned down offers from Wisconsin and Kansas State, among others, and committed to Penn State out of high school because he was promised to contribute at point guard, his father said.,With the Nittany Lions, Thorpe played 18.3 minutes per game over 66 contests. CBS Sports called him an “under-the-radar freshman.” That season, he scored nine points in a Big 10 Tournament game and finished third on the team in steals, but he only started three times. He did not play as much as he was promised in recruiting, his father said. Thorpe wanted out after his freshman year. Heeding his father’s advice, he stuck with it for one more season.As a sophomore, his scoring bumped to 8.7 points per game, but he started in only half of the games. Thorpe felt he deserved more playing time. The following June, he transferred, saying it “wasn’t the right fit.”“He just kind of fell through the cracks up there at Penn State,” his father said.He sat out the 2015-16 season at USF, due to NCAA transfer rules, and shined in his lone season with the Bulls. His 15.1 points per game would have ranked second on SU a year ago. He made 37.5 percent of his 3-pointers, which ranks first among SU’s current players.Now he’s at SU, with a chance to earn a starting guard spot and get one step closer to fulfilling that dream.“Geno is thrilled to be at Syracuse,” said Pete Strobl, the owner of The Scoring Factory. “Sure, he was wishing, hoping other schools had come into the fray, was under-recruited early. But he’s like, ‘I’m here now, let’s work this.’”Banner photo illustration by Sam Lee | Staff Photographer Comments Published on November 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21,Comments are closed.
Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching For all potential postseason games, tickets are not purchased for a specific date, but for a corresponding home game in each postseason round. Game times will be announced at a later date.Details regarding the sale of tickets for the World Series will be announced later.Related Articles Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense LOS ANGELES — Tickets for potential postseason home games at Dodger Stadium for the National League wild-card game, NL Division Series and NL Championship Series will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Dodgers.com/postseason and the Dodger Stadium box office.If the Dodgers have the best or second-best record of the league’s three division winners, they would open the best-of-five NLDS on Oct. 4 at Dodger Stadium. The best-of-seven NLCS will start Oct. 12.The NL wild-card game will be played Oct. 2.The Dodgers potential postseason schedule is available at Dodgers.com/postseason. Tickets for all of last season’s seven potential NLDS and NLCS games at Dodger Stadium sold out just hours after going on sale.The Dodgers enter Friday’s play 2 1/2 games ahead of the Colorado Rockies in the race for the NL West lead. The Dodgers have nine games remaining, one less than Colorado. The Dodgers will be assured of the NL West title with any combination of Dodger victories and Rocky losses totaling eight.
LA PUENTE – It truly was a tale of two halves for the Nogales High School girls basketball team on Thursday. After a first half plagued with turnovers and poor shot selection, the Nobles attacked the basket in the second half and flashed the skills that got them into the postseason. But a full-court press and clutch free-throw shooting by visiting Don Lugo proved too much in the fourth quarter as the Conquistadores held on for a 56-54 victory in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III-A playoffs. The Conquistadores made eight free throws in the last 1:44 of the game, including six by sophomore forward Melanie Fagaly, and held a 56-54 lead with seven seconds to play. They took advantage of their fouls to give by committing three fouls in the last three seconds to keep the Nobles from getting a good last shot, a wild attempt that hit the backboard as the buzzer sounded. “They gave it their best,” Nogales coach Yas Oda said of his squad. “The second half they came out hard, fast, did the little things. But the first half they didn’t come to play and that’s what killed us.” The Nobles started out with a lackluster first half but came out looking like a different team after trailing at the break, 27-17. With a more intense defensive effort, the hot shooting of junior guard Crystal Maclas and the tough inside play of senior center Melissa Reyes, Nogales scored the first 12 points of the third quarter and took a 29-27 lead with 3:20 left. Reyes, who averaged only 1.5 points per game during the regular season, finished with a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds. “Melissa Reyes played the best game of her life,” Oda said. Don Lugo junior guard Samantha Bowles kept the Conquistadores on top, 39-38, heading into the final quarter with six of her team-high 16 points late in the third. Nogales (15-12) built a 49-42 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Don Lugo’s full-court press and possible fatigue caused by a lack of depth appeared to be the Nobles’ undoing. “It’s a big win, especially having only two seniors on the team,” Don Lugo coach Eric Highstreet said. “(In the third quarter) things looked dim for us, but our guards came through, we calmed down a little bit and played good defense.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!