Bearkats Rally to Claim Southland Regular Season Title

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, Texas – A ninth-inning rally and an extra-inning home run was just what the doctor ordered for the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Thursday night, securing the outright 2018 Southland Conference championship with a 5-4 win in 10 innings over UIW at Sullivan Field.UIW (29-24, 13-15 SLC) starter Bernie Martinez baffled the Kats (36-18, 22-6 SLC) for eight innings and entered the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead; however, Jack Rogers delivered a two-run single in the ninth with Sam Houston down to its last out and an inning later Hunter Hearn delivered a leadoff home run to put Sam Houston in front for good.The win secures the sixth regular season Southland title for Sam Houston in program history and clinches the No. 1 overall seed in next week’s SLC Tournament in Sugar Land with two games remaining in the regular season. The game-tying hit was the only hit of the night for Rogers, who finished with three RBI in the game. In all the Bearkats would be out-hit by the Cardinals, 10-8, but only three of those UIW hits came in the final four innings. That was thanks in large part in thanks to reliever Gabriel Sequeira who shut UIW out for 3.1 frames with four strikeouts on his way to picking up his fifth victory of the season.That came in relief of Nick Mikolajchak who gave the Kats 5.2 innings with a pair of strikeouts. Dakota Mills closed it out with the final three outs of the game, picking up his 14th save of the year and moving him into sole possession of second place in the SHSU record book in single-season saves.For UIW, Martinez took a no-decision despite being just one out away from his fourth complete game of the year. he struck out seven and allowed seven hits, but it was Cody Allen who fell to 2-5 with the loss after surrendering the go-ahead homer to Hearn in the 10th.The Kats got on the board first, plating a run in the second inning off of Martinez. Singles by Clayton Harp and Eric Bohnertset it up with Harp coming in to score on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Chase Cryer.Mikolajchak kept the Kats out in front until the fourth when the Cardinals erupted for three runs off the Bearkat starter. Consecutive singles to open up the inning and UIW tied it up on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Eddy Gonzalez. It looked as though the Kats would get out of the frame still tied at 1-1, but Christian Gonzalez put UIW up 3-1 with a two-out, two-run double.Sam answered with a run an inning later on a sacrifice fly by Rogers, and could have had more except for a great play by Cardinal center fielder Ridge Rogers on a fly ball in center field off of the bat of Andrew Fregia that ended the inning. The Kats gave that run right back in the bottom of the fifth on a two-out error that allowed Rogers to score.Sequeira then entered with two outs in the sixth inning and picked up the first of his four strikeouts, getting the final three when he struck out the side in the eighth inning to give the Kats a chance in the ninth.Needing two runs to keep things going, Ben Haefner got the Kats the base runner they were looking for when he led off the inning with a pinch-hit walk. But Martinez would get the next two hitters out, putting the Cardinals just one out away from a win that would have essentially secured a spot in next week’s SLC Tournament.But Gavin Johnson then came up big for Sam, extending the game with a pinch-hit single and the Kats got even closer one batter later when Martinez hit Blake Chisolm to load the bases for Rogers. The freshman then came through with the big hit of the game, lining an 0-1 pitch back up the middle to plate a pair of runs, tying the game and pushing it into extra innings.Things did not last much longer as Hearn unknotted the game against Allen, blasting his eighth homer of the year over the left-field fence to put the Kats up 5-4. Sam Houston had a chance to add on, but three more UIW relievers managed to get the Cardinals back to the plate. But in the bottom of the inning Mills got it done, putting one runner on with two outs before punching out Christian Rodriguez on three pitches for the game’s final out. Courtesy of Sam Houston State Athleticslast_img read more

NSU’s Perry, UCA’s Sanchez Named Southland Softball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Alexis Perry is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, while Central Arkansas’ Rio Sanchez is the Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. All Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Perry claims the weekly hitting honor after eight hits on 16 plate appearances through six contests for Northwestern State. In addition to a pair of home runs, the freshman also registered a .875 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage for the week.Sanchez marked a stellar week for Central Arkansas recording wins in both of her appearances and holding opponents to a .063 batting average. The sophomore allowed no runs across 10 innings pitched and twirled a no-hitter in her opening game of the week. Both awards are the first of the season for each recipient.Softball Hitter of the Week – Alexis Perry, Northwestern State – C – Fr. – Wylie, TexasPerry continued her impressive freshman season with eight hits and eight RBI in six games this week. The freshman cranked a three-run home run against Fairleigh Dickinson that broke a scoreless tie. Her two-RBI single against Houston Baptist also served as the Lady Demon’s first runs of the game. In Northwestern State’s second win over HBU, the Wylie, Texas, product had a pair of RBI as part of five-run NSU inning that extended a 1-run lead for the Lady Demons. Seven of her 8 RBI came against Fairleigh Dickinson and Houston Baptist.Honorable Mention: Kali Clement, Nicholls; Bobbi Smith, Southeastern Louisiana; Kaylyn Shpeherd, Central Arkansas; Justyce McClain, McNeese; Heidi Jaquez, Houston Baptist.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas – So. – Erie, Colo.Rio Sanchez was dominant in her two starts this week, holding opponents scoreless across 10 innings. The sophomore tossed a no-hitter, the second of her career, Wednesday against Arkansas – Pine Bluff, striking out nine of 15 batters along the way. She followed that performances up with a complete game two-hit shutout victory over Jackson State Monday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Samantha Guile, Northwestern State; Amber Coons, McNeese; Elliot Estes, Houston Baptist.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES

first_imgCAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–In a race devoid of any clear-cut standout, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion, Paddy Gallagher’s Animosity and Doug O’Neill’s Lynne’s Legacy loom prominently among a field of six fillies and mare three and up going a mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita.A close second in last year’s Santa Barbara, Causeforcommotion went to the sidelines following a win here in the mile and one quarter turf Possibly Perfect Stakes June 3 and didn’t resurface until running third, beaten 3 ¾ lengths, in a mile turf classified allowance on April 14.In her second start of the year, Animosity, who was second in the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes in her third career start on June 9, 2018, was an impressive 1 ¾ length gate to wire winner of a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance on April 7 and could be sitting on a huge effort Saturday.Lynne’s Legacy would appear to be coming off the best race, as she was third, beaten one length, in the Grade III, mile and one quarter turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 30.Guiliana, a French-bred trained by Leonard Powell, showed ample promise, running a close second behind Animosity in her U.S. debut here on April 7 and would appear to have considerable upside.CAUSEFORCOMMOTIONOwner:  E. Dunham, Eric Kruljac, Jim Reed, J. Sondereker and D. & S. YipTrainer:  Eric KruljacA 5-year-old mare by the Dynaformer stallion Americain, Animosty’s only other graded stakes experience came in last year’s Santa Barbara, a race in which she attended the pace and finished second, beaten a half length.  With a recent race under her belt, she’s the likely favorite on Sunday as she’ll be reunited with Geovanni Franco, who was aboard in last year’s Santa Barbara and in his most recent pairing with her, guided her to victory in the ungraded Possible Perfect Stakes two starts back in June of 2018.ANIMOSITYOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersTrainer:  Paddy GallagherA sharp gate to wire classified allowance winner going 1 1/8 miles on turf April 7, this 4-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom was completely dominant on the front end and appears poised to bring forth another big effort as she stretches out three furlongs in the Santa Barbara, which will be her third start of the year. With three wins from eight starts, she, like the remainder of the field, is looking for her first graded stakes victory.LYNNE’S LEGACYOwner:  Maureen Richardson, Ritchie Robershaw & Terri Tucker          Trainer:  Doug O’NeillThird, beaten 5 ¾ lengths in the Grade III, mile and one half turf Astra Stakes three starts back on Jan. 20, this 6-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat was most recently third, beaten a length, in the Grade III Santa Ana Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf March 30. Although her resume is devoid of a graded stakes win, she’s been consistent over parts of five racing seasons and if she gets a fast pace to run at, looms a very serious threat on Saturday. With an overall mark of 32-5-3-6, she has career earnings of $330,131.GUILIANAOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Leonard PowellA close second going a mile and one eighth on turf in her U.S. debut April 7, this 5-year-old French-bred mare would appear to have considerable upside as she retains the services of a high-riding Flavien Prat. Despite breaking slowly, she was only beaten 1 ¾ lengths and was highly regarded at 5-2 in a field of five. Unplaced in a one mile turf Group III stakes in Italy four starts back on Sept. 23, 11 out of her 14 European starts came in Germany. In what will be her second start for Powell, the tote board would certainly merit a discerning look.THE GRADE III SANTA BARBARA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTAnimosity–Victor Espinoza–121                                          7-2Causeforcommotion–Geovanni Franco–121               9-5Kodiak West–Drayden Van Dyke–121                             6-1Lynne’s Legacy–Alonso Quinonez–121                            2-1Guiliana–Flavien Prat–121                                                      7-2Queen Bee to You–Ruben Fuentes–121                       15-1First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Spurs boss Pochettino urges Dier to fight for his place having been frozen out

first_imgTOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has urged out-of-favour midfielder Eric Dier to “fight for his place” in the starting XI.The England man has not started for Spurs since the 2-0 Champions League final defeat to Liverpool last season.1 Eric Dier has a fight on his hands to get back into the Tottenham starting XICredit: Rex FeaturesIt has led to transfer rumours that Dier could be on the way out of the club in January – with Manchester United believed to be one club interested.But Pochettino, who is coming under a bit of pressure himself in the hotseat, insists Dier’s career at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is far from over.Speaking to The Telegraph, Pochettino said: “It has been difficult [for Dier]. Of course it is tough for him.“He has to wait through training and then of course he has the opportunity. He has to try to fight for his place.“We have a big squad, I need to take the decision performance by performance. The plan is the plan.”We are going to assess the player and then make the decision.”Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerThe Daily Star reported how Manchester United are continuing to track out-of-favour Dier as they remain in the market for a holding midfielder.Solsjaer was priced out of moves for West Ham’s Declan Rice and Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff this summer and could make a cut-price swoop for the Spurs man instead.Dier struggled throughout the last campaign with poor form and injuries and is yet to make a single appearance under Poch this year.last_img read more

Ian Wright ‘gutted’ Troy Parrott only got a three minute cameo in Spurs v Wolves

first_imgARSENAL legend Ian Wright says he was ‘gutted’ for Troy Parrott after the Ireland ace only received a brief cameo for Tottenham on Sunday.The 18 year old came on for his second Premier League appearance in the dying moments of Spurs’ 3-2 loss against Wolves.1 Parrott was brought in during Spurs’ defeat to WolvesCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut former England star Wright believes Parrott should have been given more time to make an impact on the game.He said on Match of the Day 2: “I was just a little bit confused, they need a striker you can see in some of the games when I was watching Spurs that they need a striker.”But I would say put Parrott on, I don’t know what three minutes is going to do for him.”If he’s on the bench then give him twenty minutes, let’s see what he’s about.NOT READY”Let’s see if he can link the play, hold it so Spurs can play in a different type of way.”But he only got three minutes. I was gutted for him.”Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said after the game that Parrott was still not ready to have a more featured role in the first team despite bringing him on on Sunday.He said: “He’s not ready. He’s a good kid we want to help, not only on the pitch but off it.”He’s a kid who’s going to have real opportunity but when we decide it’s right. He was on the bench because Lamela said he was not ready.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless'”He was on the bench so for the last five minutes we brought him on to give some more space for Dele.”There was some good news for Ireland fans from that game though as Wolves ace Matt Doherty found the net as they came from behind twice to snatch a huge win.However elsewhere there was a real blow for Mick McCarthy’s side when captain Seamus Coleman went off injured in the first half for Everton with a ‘muscle injury’.last_img read more

Scrappy All Blacks hang on to beat Scotland

first_imgThe All Blacks outscored their hosts three tries to two in Edinburgh on Sunday (NZ time) but were scrappy at times and were given a tough test by a side who are still to beat them in 33 meetings.There was last-ditch hope for Scotland when Stuart Hogg broke free with just seconds remaining but first five-eighth Barrett arrived in cover to push the fullback into touch only a few metres from the line.A try would have sealed at least a draw for the home, which they have only acheived once against the All Blacks, a 0-0 stalemate in 1964.Scotland largely dominated the first half but were unable to capitalise and the teams went into the break locked together at 3-all.New Zealand appeared to be moving away as Codie Taylor and Damian McKenzie scored tries in the opening 10 minutes of the second spell, before Jonny Gray responded for Scotland to close the gap back to five points.A brilliant try from Barrett with 15 minutes to play restored his side’s advantage to 12 but the hosts refused to go away and a Huw Jones try in the dying stages kept things interesting.Scotland almost had a chance at a kick for a historic win when Hogg burst through, only for Barrett’s timely intervention to save All Blacks blushes.Handling errors cost Scotland a real chance of victory but they kept the All Blacks pinned back for good parts of the game, starting with a quick tempo and keeping up the pressure right to the end when the visitors had two players in the sin-bin.last_img read more

Hunters 2016 season launch

first_imgDuring the launch, Coach Micheal Marum announced the captains and his 25 players for the 2016 season.The Team has been trimmed from a 36 men squad to the final 25 which will be led by Co-Captains Noel Zeming for the backrowers and Adam Korave for the forwards.“This season we are starting with 25 players and out of the 25 players we have 9 new boys,” Marum said.The final 25 man squad is Warren Glare, Justin Olam , Phillimon Kimisive ,Benjamin Hetra ,Edward Goma ,Noel Zeming ,Ishmael Baikawa, Bland Abauv,Stargroth Amean, Atte Bina , Ase Boas,Watson Boas,Nickson Borana Adam Korave Tuvi Lepan Henry Noki, Simon Peter, Wartovo Puara jnr, John Ragi, Gahuna Silas, Thompson Teteh, Adex Wera, Esau Siune and Noel Zeming (c).Marum thanked the family of sponsors and assured Papua New Guineans they will do their best in this year’s season.He said the competition starts next month and the boys are kept fit at training for the 2016 season with the theme “Hunting the intrust Cup for 2016”.last_img read more

Indignation in Atlético for the sanction of Fede Valverde

first_imgThis article states: “Occur violently on the occasion of the game or as a direct consequence of any set of the game, provided that the action originates risk, but no harmful or harmful consequences occur, it will be sanctioned with suspension of one to three matches or for a period of up to a month. “Atlético and his fans understand that the kick of Fede Valverde did entail risk for Morata, although Sánchez Martínez did not want to see it that way. The Real Madrid player himself regretted having used in this way in the play with Morata and even the Real Madrid coach, Zidane, admitted that the action “was rude, but it had to be done.” The Athletic one, nevertheless, has not presented / displayed allegations to the sanction of Fede Valverde. Understand that all part of the bad writing of the minutes of a collegiate who also left very happy to the rojiblancos players. In Atlético’s locker room they understood that Sánchez Martínez was not equanimous when it came to pointing out yellow cards. Atlético and the rojiblanca fans are outraged by the sanction of a match of the Competition Committee to Fede Valverde for the kick he gave Morata in the final minutes of the Spanish Super Cup match. Indignation in that this action was worthy of a greater punishment. In the club they consider that the kick of Fede Valverde put to have caused damage to the player of the Athletic one. The red and white fans, meanwhile, expressed their discomfort in social networks. The writing of the minutes of the colleague Sánchez Martínez was not very descriptive of the action and has helped the sanction to be minimal. The referee said Valverde was expelled for “knocking down an opponent thereby preventing a clear chance of scoring.” In the rojiblanco club they consider that the minutes are badly written. According to it, Fede Valverde has been sanctioned by applying article 114.1 when, had the act been written in accordance with what happened on the field, the Real Madrid player had to be sanctioned by applying article 123. In that case his sanction would have been between one and three meetings.last_img read more

Koke, discarded; Trippier is the big question for the derby

first_imgKoke seems ruled out for the derby against Real Madrid. The midfielder did not train with the rest of his teammates and he did in an annexed field next to one of the red and white team’s recuperators. That means Koke won’t play in the derby, since Simeone hasn’t counted on him during the week. The player has been doing work with the recuperators. He touched the ball, made sprints, but nobody wants to force the captain. Koke reappeared from his injury in the Super Cup match against Barcelona in early January. He left, scored a goal and got injured again. Nobody wants the same thing to happen. The season is very long and Koke has to be in the best possible conditions for future matches.The big question now at eleven is in Trippier. The side was not exercised with the rest of the team and you will have to see the feelings you have in the hours before it. If he didn’t play, Vrsaljko would do it, who did train as one more. Although Trippier will risk whatever it takes to try to dispute the crash. In the session the injured did not participate: Diego Costa, Arias, Giménez, João Félix … Atletico arrives with the righteous to the Bernabéu party. Simeone has 17 players available and Carrasco could enter the list if Atlético closes his assignment throughout the day.If you want to see the Madrid derby live here you can check the available tickets:Real Madrid – Atlético de Madrid (Santiago Bernabéu). 01.02.2020 – 16.00h.last_img read more

Barcelona, ​​more aggressive than Atético and Madrid, according to CIES

first_imgtwo3.38Getafe0.083.30 one7.01Bolivia0.486.53 fifteen2.46Majorca0.082.38 86.09Peru0.445.65 132.58Atlético de Madrid0.082.50 46.42The Savior0.505.92 twenty2.04Villarreal0.002.04 182.33Athletic Bilbao0.042.29 53.21Alaves0.133.08 66.19Ukraine0.435.76 162.46Real Madrid0.172.29 125.79Azerbaijan0.325.47 122.58Valencia0.212.37 135.72Venezuela0.415.31 According to the data, there is a big geographical difference, being eight of the ten leagues more cardholders of America (Bolivia, Uruguay, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Argentina). Exactly on the opposite side you can see that three of the five least aggressive leagues correspond to the continent of Asia (Japan, Vietnam and South Korea). League of Bolivia records a coefficient of 7.01 points per game, that is, they get to show an average of 6.53 yellow cards per game and 0.48 red.The Spanish league would occupy the 21st place, just ahead of Hungary and behind Costa Rica. In Spain, the average is 0.36 red cards per game and 5.28 yellow cards, yielding a coefficient of 5.53 points. 145.71Croatia0.355.36 175.63Romania0.255.38 95.88Argentina0.375.51 76.17Ecuador0.435.74 33.25Osasuna0.173.08 192.04Real society0.042.00 Within the league itself, we can see that Leganés (3.54) is the most aggressive team with an average of 0.13 red and 3.41 yellow per game. The cucumber set occupies, in fact, the 34th place in the world club classification. It is followed by the Getafe de Bordalás (3.38), always questioned by his style of play, which has an average of 0.08 red and 3.30 yellow per game.Barcelona (2.79) is the ninth most aggressive Spanish club with 0.21 reds and 2.58 yellows per game. The Barça team has suffered the expulsions of Lenglet (double) Araújo, From Jong Y I trembled, being Pique (10) the one who has seen the most warnings.Atlético de Madrid (2.58) is the thirteenth on the list with 0.08 red and 2.50 yellow per game. Those of Simeone they have only suffered expulsion in the league of I gave it Y Moratawhile it is Thomas (9) the one that has been warned the most with the yellow card.Sixteenth is Real Madrid (2.46), that is, it is the fifth least aggressive in Spain according to the study, registering 0.17 red cards and 2.29 yellow cards per game. They have been expelled so far in the league campaign Bale, Mendy, Modric Y Odriozola, being Casemiro the most admonished with eight yellow cards.The clubs that show the least cards per game are Villarreal (2.04), the Royal Society. Same as him Valladolid, the Villarreal has not seen any red card so far this year, although it adds 2.04 yellow per game. La Real, meanwhile, sees 0.04 red and 2.00 yellow per game. Market StallCoefficientClubYellowRed eleven2.7Eibar0.132.57 The International Soccer Observatory (CIES) has prepared a list of the world’s most aggressive leagues and clubs based on the proportion of yellow and red cards that show each team per game (data collected until February 17, 2020).The world’s most aggressive leagues according to CIES 56.42Colombia0.326.10 165.63Portugal0.275.36 Most aggressive clubs in the Spanish league according to CIES 105.82Italy0.315.51 43.25Betis0.292.96 195.55malt0.335.22 63.04Pomegranate0.043.00 twenty5.53Costa Rica0.365.17 82.83Celtic0.172.66 102.79Seville0.042.75 eleven5.80Nicaragua0.375.43 Market StallCoefficientLeagueYellowRed twenty-one5.51Spain0.235.28 36.44Guatemala0.376.07 142.5I raised0.132.37 72.96Spanish0.172.79 one3.54Leganés0.133.41 172.33Valladolid0.002.33 185.62Paraguay0.345.28 fifteen5.65Greece0.295.36 92.79Barcelona0.212.58 two6.61Uruguay0.546.07last_img read more