Watch with Me! Leslie Odom Jr. Revisits His Hamilton Vlog with Fresh Insight

first_img Star Files Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr., whose vlog Aaron Burr, Sir gave fans an inside look at Hamilton’s road to triumph at the 2016 Tony Awards, is revisiting that heady time. In the new series, Watch With Me, Odom Jr. is reviewing his favorite episodes from his vlog. if you’re excited to see the star in the upcoming Hamilton film (of course, you are!), then this nostalgia trip is for you. Prior to starring in the Broadway juggernaut, Odom Jr. appeared on the New York stage in Leap of Faith and Rent on Broadway and tick, tick… BOOM! opposite Hamilton co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda at New York City Center. His screen credits include Harriet, Murder in the Orient Express, Red Tails, Smash, Person of Interest and more. In 2018, he released his first book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning. He released his debut solo album Mr in 2019. Watch with Odom Jr. below! View Comments  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 15:06Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -15:06 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Leslie Odom Jr. Leslie Odom Jr.last_img read more

Seventeen candidates confirmed for UWP

first_imgLocalNews Seventeen candidates confirmed for UWP by: – January 3, 2014 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img 26 Views   4 comments Share United Workers Party leader, Lennox Linton (file photo)The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has confirmed a slate of 17 candidates to contest the next general election constitutionally due in 2015. “We entered the New Year with 17 confirmed candidates,” UWP’s political leader Lennox Linton told Dominica Vibes on Friday January 3, 2014.The 17 candidates confirmed so far are:Jefferson James- Portsmouth, Nicholas George – Colihaut, Hector John – Salisbury, Monell Williams – St Joseph, Ronnie Isidore – Mahaut, Daniel Lugay – Roseau North, Joseph Isaac- Roseau Central, Ronald Charles- Roseau Valley, Joshua Francis-Roseau South, Hages Adams- Soufriere, James Alexander-Grand Bay, Ron Green – Laplaine, Isaac Baptiste-Castle Bruce, Claudius Sanford- Kalinago Territory, Thomson Fontaine- Grand Fond, Lennox Linton – Marigot and Ezekiel Bazil – Wesley.The UWP is working to have confirmed candidates for Cottage, Vieille Case, Petite Savanne and Paix Bouche within the first month of this year. “We have had some very good discussions in the four constituencies where the candidates have not been confirmed, we do have people who are interested and whom we are speaking with,” he said. Linton noted that the constituency association in these four constituencies will make the decision for the acceptance of these candidates. In the meantime, his party is “very ready” for the election whenever it is called.“We have done significant work on the ground, our message is very clear, our organization is in the right place at this time and we are ready and as the time goes by we get more ready,” Linton said. Regarding the party’s source for campaign funds, Linton said, several organizations and friends of the party are expected to assist in that regard. “The UWP is a people’s party and we have people who have a sincere interest in the well-being and progress of the party overseas as well”.“The UWP is also in touch with organizations in the Caribbean and around the world that will be assisting with our plans and programs going forward,” he explained. He indicated that the UWP will not have a “war chest as big as the Labour Party” but will have sufficient funds to run a proper campaign. “We are in good shape and we will attract adequate funding for us to run a proper campaign that will ensure that our message is known around the country and that we are able to get our votes on election day,” Linton stated. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Man United fan relieved after betting his entire £55k inheritance on Liverpool winning the Premier League

first_img Amazing movies best funny animals What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan A GAMBLER breathed a huge sigh of relief after betting his £55,000 inheritance on Liverpool winning the Premier League.Manchester United fan Tony Ward, 55, had been waiting nervously on his mega-flutter since lockdown in March.Man U fan Tony Ward won more than £91,000 after betting his entire inheritance on Liverpool winning the Premier LeagueCredit: SWNS:South West News ServiceBut the dad of three collected £91,000, including his stake, when Jürgen Klopp’s side were confirmed as champions last month.Tony inherited £55,000 when his mum Rose died in 2017 aged 82 — and put the lot on Liverpool back in October, at odds of 4/6.He said: “Liverpool were always looking like they could win the title. I picked them after a long, long debate.”He then watched Liverpool streak ahead of Manchester City, with the title a mere formality — until the coronavirus lockdown came.The dad of three put £55,000 on the Reds being Champions back in OctoberCredit: SWNS:South West News ServiceTony, who calls himself an “armchair” Man United supporter, then had an agonising wait before the season eventually restarted in mid-June,He said: “I would have got my stake back, I think, if the season had been cancelled. But that would have been unfair. “Liverpool were that far clear. They only needed six points.”The Kop idols, managed by Klopp, quickly got those, clinching their first top-flight title in 30 years and earning Tony his payout from Ladbrokes.He is now planning a foreign getaway while keeping the rest in the bank.Last month Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually secured the titleCredit: Getty – ContributorHe added: “I fancy a big holiday. The rest is for a rainy day.”Tony, of Bradford, West Yorks, said of his mum: “She wouldn’t have minded what I did with the money — not at all. She liked a flutter!“She liked the horses. But I’d give it all back to have my mum still around.”Tony says he will spend the money on a nice holiday and then save the restCredit: SWNS:South West News ServiceLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hails Pep Guardiola as the ‘best manager of our era’GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected] Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Soccer – read more

Fathers and sons kill together

first_imgBy DANNY BUTTLER Run All Night (MA) Starring: Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Ed Harris LIAM Neeson brings the full weight…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Scoring outage hurts Cats against Fusion, coach Cary Fisher still happy with team progression

first_img“Snakebitten!”That was how Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher summed up two B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League games against the Vancouver Fusion.The way Fisher sees it the Wildcats played more than well enough to win the squad just had difficulty putting the biscuit in the basket.“We played well in all aspects of the game, including our goaltending,” Fisher told The Nelson Daily after returning from a pair of losses — 1-0 Saturday and 4-1 Sunday — to the Fusion at the Pitt Meadows Arena.“We held (Fusion) to very few chances but we just couldn’t score.”“We blocked a lot of shots in both games, moved the puck well and the girls worked very hard,” Fisher added. “I have nothing but good things to say about their effort this weekend.”A goal by Rachel Budden was all the scoring Vancouver would need in game one as the Kootenay offence suffered a power outage.Sunday, Vancouver scored twice in a 19-second span during the second period to completely change the game.Erin McLean cut the margin to 2-1 three minutes later.But the Wildcats had difficulty finding any more offence as, with the Kootenay netminder on the bench for an extra attack, the Fusion scored twice in the empty net.On the positive Fisher was very pleased with the progression of his young defence.With both veteran Holly Nikirk of Invermere and Lindsay Swanson of Fruitvale missing the games due to injury, the Wildcats turned to the rookies to carry the bulk of the minutes.“They all stepped up and played very well which is super encouraging to me,” Fisher said of rookies Mckayla Yuris (Trail), Heidi Haegedorn (Kaslo) and Ava Collier (Kaslo).The other defenceman bolstering the blueline was Trail’s Erin McLean.The two goalies for Kootenay are Morgan Flynn and Kayla Keraiff, both of Castlegar.The two wins push Vancouver into top spot in league standings with a 3-1-1 mark for seven points.Okanagan Rockets, the next opposition for Kootenay October 15 and 16 in Nelson at the NDCC Arena, are two points behind in second.Kootenay, 2-3, is tied for third with Fraser Valley Phantom.Prince George Cougars are winless in four games and occupy the basement.KOOTENAY NOTES: Despite scoring only once during the weekend, Kootenay still has a player — Kathryn Haegedorn of Kaslo— tied for the top in the scoring stats with five points. Shea Weighill of Nakusp sits in a seven-way tie for [email protected]last_img read more

Basketball Ireland Super League Preview: October 15th and 16th

first_imgThe sides will go head-to-head in a tantalising clash at 6pm, rounding off a bumper weekend of basketball action in Tallaght in the Men’s Super Series, which sees all of the men’s Super League teams in action under one roof. “I know for fans it is an important game as we are the only two unbeaten teams,” Liapakis continued, “But we don’t treat this game any differently to others. Of course we want to win. This year we have the right chemistry, we also have depth in our bench, but everything can change quickly – consistency is what matters now.”Pyrobel Killester and Belfast Star are first up at 2pm on Saturday, while some of the other fixtures see Irish TV Tralee Warriors take on SSE Airtricity Moycullen and UCC Demons against KUBS.In the Women’s Super League, leaders Ambassador UCC Glanmire will be hoping to net their third consecutive win when they travel to Meteors this weekend. Meteors are coming in off the back of a loss to NUIG Mystics, but Head Coach Greg Petrovic stated that they’re ready for the Glanmire challenge.“It’s the beginning of the year, this team is going to take some time to settle in and I think it will probably be after Christmas before they show their best. Every game for us is a mini final – there are top teams in the league and Glanmire is one of them. We believe we can win, we want to threaten these teams and if we will play a bit better than we did at the weekend the result could come.”Pyrobel Killester will be hoping to build on their winning start when they travel to Maxol WIT Wildcats, while Courtyard Liffey Celtics welcome NUIG Mystics and DCU Mercy take on Singleton SuperValu Brunell.Fixtures:Saturday 15th October 2016Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:Belfast Star v Pyrobel Killester, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 14:00;Irish TV Tralee Warriors v SSE Airtricity Moycullen, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 16:00; Eanna v DCU Saints, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 18:00;Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League:Meteors v UCC Glanmire, Coláiste Íosagáin, 16:00;Maxol WIT Wildcats v Pyrobel Killester, Mercy SS, Waterford, 19:00;Courtyard Liffey Celtics v NUIG Mystics, Leixlip Amenities, 19:30;Basketball Ireland Women’s Division One:Marble City Hawks v ITC Basketball, O’Loughlin Gaels Gym, Kilkenny 19:00;Oblate Dynamos v Ulster Rockets, Oblate Hall, Inchicore, 19:30.Hula Hoops U20 Men’s National CupKillester v KUBS BC, St Fintan’s Sutton, 13.30;Dublin Lions v St Vincent’s 2, Colaiste Bhride, Clondalkin, 18.30.Sunday 16th October 2016Basketball Ireland Women’s Super League: DCU Mercy v Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell, DCU Sports Complex, Glasnevin, 13.00.Basketball Ireland Men’s Super League:Griffith Swords Thunder v UL Eagles, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 14:00;KUBS BC v UCC Demons, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 16:00;Templeogue v UCD Marian, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, 18:00.Hula Hoops U20 Men’s National Cup:Moycullen BC v Sligo All-Stars, The Jes, Galway, 13.30;Kildare Gliders v Queens BC, St Conleth’s, Newbridge, 14.00;St Vincent’s 1 v Drogheda Bullets, St Vincent’s SS, Glasnevin 14.30;Tralee Imperials v Killorglin CYMS, Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee 15.30.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***2016/17 Basketball Ireland Season Launch and Hula Hoops National Cup Draw, National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, Co. Dublin 14/9/2016Pictured at 2016/17 Season Launch and Hula Hoops National Cup Draw in the National Basketball Arena, Dublin are players from the Men’s Super League and Men’s National LeagueMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacycenter_img “The league is a marathon, not a sprint,” stated UCD Marian Head Coach Ioannis Liapakis ahead of his team’s much-anticipated top of the table battle with Templeogue at the National Basketball Arena this coming Sunday.last_img read more

SOCCER: Oct. 5 Scoreboard

first_imgUIW 1, Central Arkansas 0McNeese State 1, Houston Baptist 2 (OT)Southeastern Louisiana 0, Lamar 2Sam Houston State 1, Stephen F. Austin 2 The Lumberjacks have been a tough matchup for the Bearkats, winning the last five times. SHSU hasn’t beaten SFA since 2010 and the Kats only have two wins all-time against them. McNeese State 1, Houston Baptist 2 (OT)HOUSTON, Texas – With 49 seconds left in the first overtime, the ball from a blocked shot found senior forward Natalie Hager amid all the chaos in the box and she scored far-side, as the Houston Baptist’s women’s soccer team snagged a huge conference win from visiting McNeese State, 2-1 in overtime, Sunday afternoon at Sorrels Field. There was no scoring and no shots on goal in the first half, despite HBU having a few chances to take the lead. The Huskies’ best opportunity came in the 24th minute, when Allison Abendschein’s shot hit the cross bar, the ball found Hall with Sestak out of position, but she sailed the ball high. SFA got the game-winner in the 74th minute and the Bearkats weren’t able to create many chances in the final 15 minutes. Sam Houston was outshot 14-4 in the match and Hambleton was forced to make four saves while SFA goalkeeper Morgan Glick only had to make two stops. Southeastern Louisiana 0, Lamar 2BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University women’s soccer coach Orlando Cervantes may have found the perfect cure for his insomnia: a huge Southland Conference victory.Cervantes is hoping Lamar’s 2-0 win over visiting Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday will help get the sleep he’s been missing since Friday’s disappointing loss to Nicholls.Lamar (4-7-1 overall, 2-2-1 Southland) got right back into the thick of the Southland Conference race with six games remaining.  With Sunday’s win the Lady Cardinals moved into sole possession of the sixth, and final, berth for next month’s Southland Conference Tournament at Lamar.Lamar goalkeeper Bailey Fontenot made 13 saves as she set a school record with her 13th shutout, eclipsing the mark set by Jennifer Gibbs. Fontenot got all of the offensive support she would need thanks to a pair of first-half goals from Kimmy Albeno, who pushed her season total to seven.Albeno opened the scoring 13:17 into the game as she took a nifty pass from Taylor Mitchell and rocketed a shot past Southeastern Louisiana goalkeeper Casey Jeanfreau.Albeno made it 2-0 when she scored on a penalty kick with 4:37 remaining in the opening half. Albeno extended her Lamar career records to 32 goals, 73 points and 10 game-winning goals.Southeastern Louisiana held a 14-12 advantage in shots in the first half, but couldn’t get the ball past Fontenot, who made seven saves.The Lady Lions (10-3-0, 3-2-0) hoped to capitalize on having the wind at their backs in the second half, as they outshot Lamar 11-3, but still couldn’t find a way to get the ball past Fontenot.Jeanfreau finished with four saves for Southeastern Louisiana, which has lost two straight games for the first time this season.The victory was Cervantes’ 22nd as Lamar coach, as the third-year coach tied the mark set by Dewi Hardman from 2008-2011.The Lady Cardinals return home to host Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Friday in a Southland Conference showdown. The Bearkats are 3-2 in conference play following Sunday’s loss at conference-leading Stephen F. Austin.– Return to top – Gabi D’Alesandro took a match-high five shots for McNeese State (4-7-1 overall, 2-3-0 SLC), as she scored the Cowgirls’ goal, assisted by Krista Steinbeiser. Steinbeiser and Tori Lasiter each took two shots. Sophomore forward Allie Johnson put the ball into an empty net to give the Bearkats a 1-0 lead in the eighth minute. In last season’s tournament game it was Ashley Fluty that gave SHSU the lead in the eight minute. HBU outshot the Cowgirls, 8-3, in the first half, and took all three corner kick opportunities. – Return to top – UIW 1, Central Arkansas 0CONWAY, Ark. – The Central Arkansas women’s soccer team took the field at the Bill Stephens Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon against Southland Conference foe Incarnate Word. Despite dominating possession, the Bears were unable to find the net, falling to the Cardinals 1-0.Central Arkansas (5-5-2, 1-1-1 SLC) controlled the game, outshooting UIW (1-10, 1-3 SLC) 19-10 on the day, and holding the 9-3 edge in shots on goal. The Bears were unable to break through though; missing a penalty kick and seeing the Cardinals make a pair of team saves to keep Central Arkansas off the board.Incarnate Word broke the scoreless tie in the 81st minute, as Megan Baker launched a cross from the right wing to Amanda Watkins, who ran the backside of the Central Arkansas line and put the ball away from 12 yards out for the game-winner.Chele Naudin and Alex Wurst led the Central Arkansas attack, each placing two shots on goal, while Allie Coleman, Cassie Lange, Alex Moore, Stacia Carroll, and Brooke Ballard each put one shot on frame. Kathryn Mundy had two shots on target for Incarnate Word, while Watkins had one.Heather Kowalik earned the win for the Cardinals, making seven saves to earn her first clean sheet of the season, while Anna Hughes took the loss for the Bears, making two saves and allowing one goal.Central Arkansas hits the road for a pair of games this weekend, both of which will take place in Louisiana. The Bears will take on the Lady Lions of Southeastern Louisiana in Hammond, Louisiana at 4:00 PM on Friday night. On Sunday, the Bears will head to Thibodaux, Louisiana to take on the Colonels of Nicholls at 1:00 PM.– Return to top – Nobody could put her team ahead as the two teams entered overtime. Lindsay Matlock came very close to ending things in the waning seconds of regulation, as her shot attempt at the 89:16-mark went just wide. HBU concludes its four-match home stand next Sunday, Oct. 12 against Incarnate Word. Kick-off is set for a 1 pm start at Sorrels Field. HBU outshot the Cowgirls, 17-11, in the match, while McNeese State had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks. HBU continued to put pressure on the McNeese State defense and Sestak and the hard work finally paid off in the 69th minute, as Missimer tied the match, assisted by LeBlanc. – Return to top – Patty Walrath improved her record to 3-5-2, as she made two saves in 99:11. Senior Kelsey Missimer came off the bench to take a team-high three shots for HBU (3-6-3 overall, 2-1-2 SLC), as her only shot on goal was the equalizer late in regulation. Sophomores Alessia Dal Monte and Jia LeBlanc earned assists on HBU’s goals. Hager and Ellee Hall each had two shots on goal, as the former had both of her shots hit the target. McNeese State drew first blood five minutes into the second half, as Steinbeiser sent a long pass up the field to D’Alesandro, who scored near-side for a 1-0 Cowgirls lead. The Lumberjacks levelled it up before halftime, leaving it all to play for in the second half. SFA’s Hannah Barker pushed the ball through Kylie Hambleton’s legs after she failed to control the ball on her goal line. The overtime match was the fourth in fifth games for the Huskies and was the second golden-goal win in six tries (2-1-3). Late in overtime, following a McNeese State foul in its territory, the Huskies sent a free kick into the box. Pandemonium ensued and Dal Monte took a shot that was blocked by a Cowgirl defender, but the ball went right to Hager, who scored, lifting the Huskies to the win. Lauren Sestak dropped to 1-1-0 on the season, as she also made two saves in 99:11. Sam Houston State 1, Stephen F. Austin 2NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Sam Houston’s three-game winning streak was snapped as they fell just short, 2-1, to Stephen F. Austin Sunday on the road. The game was a near mirror image of last season’s game in the semifinals of the Southland tournament.last_img read more

Softball: Feb. 14 Scoreboard

first_imgSam Houston State 11, Buffalo 0 (5)Sam Houston State 5, UIW 2Nicholls 10, Gardner-Webb 6Samford 4, Nicholls 3 (9)McNeese State 4, Northern Iowa 1Stephen F. Austin 7, McNeese State 6 (8) Northern Iowa 3, Stephen F. Austin 0Southeastern Louisiana 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 (5)Houston Baptist 14, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (5)Southern Mississippi 12, Houston Baptist 3 (5)Northwestern State 12, Jackson State 2 (5)No. 9/11 Baylor 11, Northwestern State 0 (6)Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5, South Dakota 5 (6)Buffalo 10, UIW 7Mississippi State 7, Lamar 1Illinois 6, Lamar 5No. 20/19 Notre Dame 4, Central Arkansas 1Hofstra 8, Central Arkansas 0 (6) No. 20/19 Notre Dame 4, Central Arkansas 1Hofstra 8, Central Arkansas 0 (6)BATON ROUGE, La. – The Central Arkansas softball team returned to action at the Tiger Classic on Saturday, squaring off with #20 Notre Dame before having a rematch against Hofstra. The Bears came up short in both games, falling 4-1 to the Fighting Irish and 8-0 to the Pride. Tayler Atkinson got the win in a complete-game five-inning performance in the Kats’ second shutout of the tournament. Hillary Adams added a third run in the opening inning with a RBI on a long fly to right field that was dropped to score Angelica Gonzales who singled. After a scoreless first inning, the Islanders’ bats caught fire in the second and third frames with five combined hits to take a 4-0 lead. With one out, Hernandez drilled her second double of the season with a shot to right center. After a strikeout, Lyles kept the offense going with a RBI single to left field to plate Hernandez for the first run of the game. Galloway then ripped the Islanders’ third hit of the frame with a single to right field to advance Lyles to second before Tefft hit an infield pop fly to end the inning. The Golden Eagles wasted little time getting a lead, as Clearly had a two-run triple, followed by a two-run single for Michelle Stringer in the bottom of the first. The Golden Eagles added two more runs in the bottom of the second to lead 6-0. SLU took the lead for good in the bottom of the first. Moore singled home the inning’s first run, while Nichols scored on a wild pitch later in the frame to put the Lady Lions up, 2-1. “I want us to be able to be disciplined playing our game,” Pickett said. “It’s about process we’re trying to have. I think our kids are forcing things and trying to do way too much. Our swings were getting too big at the plate. We have to stay under control and stay within ourselves and just do the things we do instead of doing a lot more than we’re capable of doing.” Sunday’s scheduled game between Lamar and Mississippi State was canceled because of cold weather. – Return to top – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 5, South Dakota 5 (6)CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Junior Stephanie Flores registered a season-high 10 strikeouts for the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi softball team but darkness spoiled the Islanders chance to keep a late rally going as they tied with South Dakota 5-5 in seven innings. Sophomore Jessica Mendez went 2-for-3 to propel the Islanders’ bats, who outhit the Coyotes (1-5-1) 9-8 today at the Islanders Invitational at Chapman Field. The Bearkats complete action in the Maverick Invitational Sunday at 10 a.m. against host Texas-Arlington.  McNeese’s Dakota Matiko was place on second in the bottom of the inning. Matiko went to third on a fly out by Taylor Schmidt.  The Cowgirls left the game-tying run stranded on third after Melissa Arriaga and Taylor Goree both flew out to end the game. Nicholls (6-3) will close out the classic on Sunday at 11 a.m. with a rematch against Murray State. The Racers defeated the Colonels on Friday, 4-3.  With the international tiebreaker in place, LeFlore was put on second base.  LeFlore went to third on a grounder to Cowgirl pitcher Rachel Smith who was in relief of Jamie Allred. Smith struggled to find the strike zone and walked the next three batters as LeFlore scored on Alisa Hamilton’s walk. Smith got out of the inning after striking out Shalie Day.  McNeese tied the game at six in the bottom of the seventh when Langner led the inning off with a single up the middle and advanced to third on a Marissa Taunton ground out to third.  Langner scored on a Drew sacrifice fly to center, sending the game into extra innings. Second baseball Dani Allen and shortstop Sarah Allison put the Kats on the scoreboard quickly in the bottom of the first inning. Both hit solo home runs to left field. Allison’s homer was the 26th of her career to pull her within one home run of tying Kim Damian for second place in the Sam Houston all-time records. – Return to top – Jackie Johnson earned a no decision after tossing eight innings. She allowed three runs, including two in the first, on four hits and struck out six batters. Hannah Haydel was tagged with the loss after pitching the ninth. Southeastern doubled its lead in the bottom of the second. Sophomore catcher JoAnna Booty drew a leadoff walk then scored on a double by Lemos. Lemos would come home later in the inning on an RBI groundout by junior outfielder Katie Lacour to push the SLU advantage to 4-1. Sidney Salmans’ sixth inning single was the only blemish against Baylor starter Heather Stearns who pitched six innings striking out 13 Lady Demon hitters. NSU starter Baylee Gray lasted just 1 1-3 innings giving up five earned runs and six hits. Lamar (3-6) dropped a 7-1 decision in the afternoon before falling to Illinois by a 6-5 score in the evening. – Return to top – The Colonels scored six runs in the first and plated two more in the third and fifth innings to hold off Gardner-Webb, 10-6. Taylor Hastings pitched three innings for the Colonels, allowing three runs on six hits. Ashleigh Downing tossed 2.1 innings and gave up three runs as well, and Haydel pitched 1.2 innings and fanned one. The Cowgirls would score four in the fifth and one in the sixth inning to take a 5-2 advantage into the eventful seventh frame. Katelyn Standley and Mehringer traded back-to-back doubles to manufacture SFA’s first run of the game in the second inning. Hamilton singled and scored on a Lewis RBI double in the fifth inning to help the Ladyjacks jump out to a 2-0 lead. In the seventh, the Islanders loaded the bases with two outs as Mendez tallied a single, and Cochran and Lyles reached on walks, but a fly out by Galloway ended the inning and the game as darkness prevented any further play. For the Coyotes, Yvon Minogue tallied three of the squad’s eight hits while adding a run and a RBI. Katie Dinning went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run. Flores posted a season-high 10 strikeouts in the Islanders’ circle, while allowing eight hits, five runs and four walks in seven innings. Mississippi State 7, Lamar 1Illinois 6, Lamar 5STARKVILLE, Miss. – Valentine’s Day was not one to remember for the Lamar Lady Cardinals as they dropped two games at the February Freezer hosted by Mississippi State on Saturday. Sam Houston State 11, Buffalo 0 (5)Sam Houston State 5, UIW 2ARLINTON, Texas – Sam Houston State picked up its second and third victories in a row with 5-2 win over Incarnate Word and an 11-0 run-rule win versus Buffalo on the second day of the UTA Maverick Invitational in Arlington Saturday.  Stephen F. Austin took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the second and fifth.  McNeese scored four runs on five hits in the fifth to take a 4-2 lead.  RBI doubles by Erika Piancastelli and Yanitor coupled with a two RBI double by Drew knocked in the Cowgirl runs. HBU started things off with a three-run top of the first. Cecilia Bauer hit a one-out triple and scored on an RBI double by Burnett. After advancing to third on a wild pitch, Burnett crossed home on a Herman RBI single. With HBU leading 2-0 and only one out, that was the end of the day for Vige’. A V. Granchelli RBI single made the score 3-0. – Return to top – – Return to top – Nicholls 10, Gardner-Webb 6Samford 4, Nicholls 3 (9)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After rallying to send the game into extra innings in a 4-3 nine-inning loss at Samford, the Colonels jumped all over Gardner-Webb by plating six runs in the first and went on to earn a split on Saturday by defeating the Bulldogs, 10-6, in the night cap. Against Illinois, Jenna Holland had three hits and scored two runs. Brynn Baca had two hits for Lamar, while Marissa LeJune drove in two runs. South Dakota rallied back with three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to garner a 5-4 lead. Dinning hit a RBI single through the left side to score Minogue who hit a two-out double. Dinning then came across home plate on a RBI single by Matley Jones for the second run of the inning. Allie Daly then kept the two-out rally going with a single to center field to bring Jones across. Flores settled in then to pick up her sixth strikeout of the game. Peyton Webb totaled three hits including a home run and Jessica Slater, Allen and Allison each picked up two hits apiece. The Golden Eagles increased their lead with a two-run fourth, then later scored four in the bottom of the fifth. Robles’ three-run blast put the run-rule into effect. McNeese State 4, Northern Iowa 1Stephen F. Austin 7, McNeese State 6 (8) HOUSTON, Texas—McNeese softball ended Saturday’s action at the Houston Hilton Invitational with a 4-1 win over Northern Iowa after falling 7-6 to Stephen F. Austin in eight innings earlier. In the second game, the Cardinals dropped a heart-breaker to the Bulls (4-5) in extra innings.  It was a back-and-forth game that four lead changes. Lewis led the Ladyjacks at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI on the day. Hollingsworth and Mehringer also had multi-hit performances in game one with Mehringer leading the way with three RBI. In the eighth, SFA exercised great patience at the plate to push across what would eventually be the winning run. After LeFlore was placed on second to start the inning, the Ladyjacks drew three consecutive walks to send her home for a 7-6 lead. Lewis, Alisa Hamilton and Heather Hollingsworth all earned free passes while Hollingsworth was credited with the bases loaded RBI.  McNeese (6-3) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Northern Iowa on a two run home run by Hailey Drew.  The long ball is Drew’s second in as many days. She hit her first career in the 3-1 win over Houston on Friday. In the Coyotes’ circle, Madison Frain allowed six hits, five runs, three of them earned, while walking one and striking out one in 5.1 innings. Rachel Cue relieved Frain in the sixth and allowed three hits and three walks in 1.2 innings. Central Arkansas put a runner on in the bottom of the seventh, but a strike out and a pop up ended the threat. Southeastern will close out the Lion Classic II on Sunday, facing Southern Miss at 12 p.m. in the tournament finale. In game two, the Ladyjack offense was silence by UNI pitcher Chelsea Ross in a 3-0 defeat. Day led SFA with two hits and freshman Makayla Sikes had another nice outing in the circle. Sikes claimed a quality start with three allowed runs in seven innings of work. She struck out five on the afternoon. Southern Miss had a four-run first inning and went on from there to defeat HBU softball, 12-3 in five innings, Saturday morning, the first of two games for the Huskies on day two of the Lion Classic II. Southern Miss’ (4-3) 3-4-5 batters wreaked havoc for HBU, as they combined to go 9-for-11 at the plate with six RBIs and eight runs scored. Katie Clearly, the clean-up hitter for the Golden Eagles, led the way with five RBIs. Samantha Robles started and earned the win in the circle, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out four. Jillian Johnson tossed the final inning and gave up a hit and a walk. Southeastern Louisiana 14, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 (5)Houston Baptist 14, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (5)HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana softball team split a pair of games on day two of the Tangi Tourism Lion Classic II Saturday afternoon at North Oak Park. The Bears threatened in the bottom of the frame, putting a runner in scoring position, but were unable to fine an equalizer. Freshman outfielder Kinsey Nichols led the Lady Lions at the plate in the win, tying a single-game school record with two triples on the way to a 3-for-4 performance and three RBI. Senior shortstop Megan Moore (3-for-3) and senior first basemen Teresa Lemos (2-for-3) had two RBI apiece. “It’s always good to get a win but it’s not all about the wins and losses,” Pickett said. “We were really happy how we played. We played our game and made the plays on defense. We were really happy with Micaela Bouvier coming out and setting the tone.” The Bearkats tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning on back-to-back doubles by Jennie Kieval and Tiffany Castillo.  UIW put runners on second and third in the top of the seventh, but could not bring them in.  Jordan Franks picked up the win for Sam Houston State and Haley Baros came on in relief to pitch a pair of shutout innings to grab the save.  Sarah Leal (Kyle/Hays HS) was handed the loss for UIW.  Lindsey Hood (San Antonio/Smithson Valley HS) went 3-for-4 with a double for the Cardinals. Lamar was held to five hits against Mississippi State. The Lady Cardinals scored their only run when Ashley McDowell and Casey Cromwell hit back-to-back doubles to lead off the third inning. – Return to top – “I’m very proud of how our girls responded after a hard fought game against SFA,” said head coach Joanna Hardin. “We missed some opportunities to put the game away this morning bet we responded really well against UNI. Every game on our schedule this year is going to be a fight.” Northwestern State 12, Jackson State 2 (5)No. 9/11 Baylor 11, Northwestern State 0 (6)NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State utilized a six-run second inning, highlighted by a three-run home run from Kellye Kincannon to down Jackson State (2-6), 12-2 in five innings and secure its first victory of the year. NSU (1-7) split action on Day 1 of the NHDDC Lady Demon Classic, falling to No. 9 Baylor (7-0) 11-0 in the finale. Nichols followed with a triple to the left centerfield gap to plate two more runs. Freshman third baseman Sydney Booker doubled home Nichols and scored the inning’s final run to give SLU a 12-1 lead on an RBI single by Moore. After the Colonels were retired in order in the ninth, Samford ended the game with a run-scoring single to left. McNeese will conclude tournament play by facing DePaul at 11:30 a.m. Sorosiak scored three of the game’s runs while accounting for two walks and an RBI.  McNeese added one more run in the sixth on Piancastelli’s second double of the game that scored Taylor Schmidt for a 5-2 lead.  The Ladyjacks retook the lead (6-5) in the seventh with four runs on three hits. A single by Annie Mehringer and a double by Taylor LeFlore pushed the runs across the plate. “She did really well coming out of that first game,” seventh-year head coach Donald Pickett said of Kincannon. “That three-run home run with two outs and two strikes opened the game up a little bit. We got off to a good start in that game. I think the momentum built all game long. That’s what we need to more of – come out to a fast start.” In the opener against the Bearkats (2-6), the Cardinals fell behind 4-0 in the first three innings.  Dani Allen and Sarah Allison each hit solo homers in the bottom of the first inning to put them on top.  The Cardinals (1-9) cut the lead in half in the fourth inning on a two-run homer by Natalie Duron (Pasadena/Pasadena Memorial HS).center_img In their second game, the Bears were unable to get their offense going, as Hofstra pitcher Morgan Lashley no-hit Central Arkansas. The Pride (1-2) took advantage of five UCA errors to score in every inning but the first. The Bulls pounded out 18 hits and had five players with at least two hits.  Earnhardt went 4-for-5 with two runs scored while Savanna Norcio and Hayley Barrow each had three hits.  Charlotte Miller picked up the win tossing 3.0 innings of relief.  She allowed two hits and two earned runs. Katie Lacour went 2-for-2 to lead Southeastern Louisiana (3-3), as three other Lady Lions had one hit. Madison Vige’, Tori Stamper, and Teresa Lemos all saw action in the circle, with Vige’ taking the loss. Northwestern State returns to play on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. against Jackson State and closes out the tournament at 3:00 against Baylor. HBU would score a single run in the top of the third followed by a two-run fourth to lead, 8-0. With the run-rule already in effect, the Huskies exploded for a six-run top of the fifth to break the game open. Brown and Nicole Shedd had the big hits in the inning, with both bringing in two with a single swing, while Burnett and V. Granchelli each had an RBI in the inning. Burnett went a perfect 3-for-3 for HBU (2-7), with three RBIs and two runs scored. The hits and runs both tied career highs. Brown set new career highs with three hits, four RBIs, and two runs scored. Melissa Herman and Victoria Granchelli had two-hit games apiece. Laci Belovsky evened her record at 2-2 as she allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four in the complete-game shutout. Central Arkansas evened the score in the third inning, taking advantage of a two-out rally to tie the game. Right fielder Briana Whisenhunt ripped a double to left-center field and scored when second baseman Sarah Bigej singled to centerfield. Along with Mendez’s pair of hits, Dani Tefft, Mackinzee Griebel, Aspen Auger, Brittney Morse, Cosette Hernandez, Lindsey Lyles and Hayley Galloway each scattered one hit apiece for the Islanders (0-8-1). The Ladyjacks will play their final game of the three-day tournament on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. against host Houston. Freshman Callee Guffey (1-2, 5.40 ERA) is the tentative starter for SFA. Sam Houston State 5, UIW 2Buffalo 10, UIW 7ARLINGTON, Texas – The University of the Incarnate Word softball team dropped their final two games of the Maverick Invitational hosted by UT-Arlington on Saturday.  They lost to Sam Houston State, 5-2 in the morning and then 10-7 to Buffalo in extra innings in the afternoon at Allan Saxe Field. The Colonels were held scoreless through five innings against Samford as the Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead before Nicholls scored a run in the sixth in seventh innings to send the game into extras, but Samford came through with the game-winning single in the ninth for a 4-3 walkoff win. – Return to top – Nicholls racked up 10 hits in the win, getting two each from Payton Gremillion, Kayla Prater and Phillips. The trio combined for eight RBIs with Prater driving in four while Gremillion and Phillips had two each.  Piancastelli led McNeese at the plate, going 3 for 4 with two RBI. Langner was 2 for 3 and scored two runs. Drew was 2 for 4 with three RBI. The Cardinals tied the game in the sixth inning on a single by Kristin Hebert (Humble/Atascocita HS).  Hebert later came around to score the go-ahead run on an illegal pitch. “This weekend, it was either our pitching or our lack of hitting adjustments that lost us games,” Lamar coach Holly Bruder said. “If we don’t continue to improve through games and experience, we will continue to have our highs and lows throughout this season.” Virgoe also was hit by a pitch in the third inning – the 27th time of her career, moving closer to the program’s all-time mark of 30 set by Shante Jones (1996-99). Cecilia Bauer led HBU (1-7) by going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, with an RBI and a run scored. Shay Orsak went 2-for-3, while both Melissa Herman and Caitlin Gunn had a hit. Shanon O’Connor started in the circle and took the loss, as she only lasted two-thirds of an inning. Laci Belovsky tossed the final 3.2 and gave up nine hits, seven earned runs and three walks, while striking out one. Gonzales also scored in the third inning on a single by Jennie Kieval after Gonzales walked. Kieval and Tiffany Castillo hit back-to-back doubles in the five inning to bring in the SHSU women’s fifth run. HBU concludes the tournament against Arkansas-Pine Bluff Sunday at 10 am.  Northern Iowa cut the lead 2-1 in the fourth inning on a leadoff home run by Kristen Lock. – Return to top – The Cardinals opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.  The Bulls responded with five runs in the top of the second on five extra-base hits, including a two-run homer by Danielle Lallos.  UIW got two of the runs back in the bottom of the third inning on RBI singles by Alex Alonzo (San Antonio/Smithson Valley HS) and Alex Zepeda (Sinton/Sinton HS). The Cardinals finished with nine hits with Hebert and Alonzo each finishing with two hits apiece.  Hebert took the loss in the circle after allowing four earned runs in 6.0 innings of relief. Junior Hannah Welch led the Ladyjack defense from inside the circle in the bottom half of the eighth, stranding a Cowgirl on third to finish off the come-from-behind victory. Welch (1-0) pitched all eight innings for SFA, earning her first win of the season. Southeastern closed out the scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning. Eng drew a one-out walk and scored on Nichols’ second triple of the game. The Alvin, Texas native is the third player in school history to triple twice in a game and the first since Southeastern Athletics Hall of Famer Voncia Bookman did it during the 1993 season. Nichols scored the game’s final run on a UAPB error to provide the final 14-1 margin. A&M – Corpus Christi battled back with a run in the bottom of the sixth to even things out at 5-5. After a leadoff groundout by Cochran, the Islanders loaded the bases after Lyles reached on a fielding error, Galloway reached on a walk and Tefft hit a chopper to left field. Auger then came in to pinch hit for Griebel and racked up her first single of her career with a shot through the left side to score Savannah Sandoval who came in to pinch run for Lyles. The Coyotes pulled out of the frame with two Islanders stranded as Morse hit a fly out to center field and Galloway was out on the throw down to home plate. In the nightcap, Houston Baptist (2-7) scored in every inning and battered three SLU pitchers for 13 hits on the way to a 14-0 victory. Lacour, who had her 15-game hitting streak snapped in the win over HBU, led SLU with two hits in the loss. Flores started the sixth frame off strong with back-to-back punch-outs before a single, a walk and a RBI single to center field scored a Coyote. USD pushed ahead with another RBI single to center field to take a 5-4 lead. HBU cut the deficit in half with a three-run top of the third. Gunn led off the inning with a single, and was replaced by pinch-runner Erin Alaniz. Alaniz advanced to second on a bunt-single by Orsak. Bauer’s RBI double allowed Alaniz to score and put Orsak at third, but she didn’t have to stay there long, as Alyssa Burnett’s sac fly allowed her to cross home and Bauer to go to third. Herman’s RBI double to left-center allowed Bauer to cross home and make the score 6-3. The Golden Eagles got out of the inning with a strikeout and a groundout. The Kincannon dinger was her second of the season and was one of three Lady Demon home runs on the day. Against JSU, Micayla Sorosiak grabbed her second home run of the season while Brittney Jones hit her first home run. Arkansas-Pine Bluff briefly took the lead in the top of the first inning. Third baseman Maria Aguilar led off the game with a solo home run over the left field fence to put UAPB up, 1-0. Allie Rhodes (2-1) picked up the win for Notre Dame, allowing one run on seven hits and a walk in seven innings while striking out five. Kylee Studioso (4-2) suffered the loss for Central Arkansas, surrendering three earned runs on six hits and five walks in seven innings. She struck out one.  The Cowgirls were scoreless until a RBI single by Lauren Langner gave McNeese a 3-1 lead.  McNeese added an insurance run in the seventh on a RBI double by Emily Vincent for a 4-1 lead.  Vincent helped her cause in the circle by got UNI’s Macey Wolfe and Samantha Nicholson to pop up for the first two outs before striking out Anna Varriano to end the game. Vincent gave up two hits, two walks and struck out four. – Return to top – The Cowgirls (6-3) tied the game at 6-6 with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings. Any hope of a UAPB comeback was dashed in the bottom of the third, as Southeastern sent 13 batters to the plate in an eight-run frame. Heads up base running by freshman Grace DeLee scored the first run, before Booty, Lemos and senior second baseman Vanessa Eng drove in runs on consecutive at-bats. Down to their last out with three aboard, the Ladyjacks got a pair of timely two-run hits off the bats of freshman Annie Mehringer and sophomore Taylor LeFlore. Mehringer first lined a single into center to plate Lewis and Day while LeFlore doubled home Fraccastoro and Mehringer to make it 6-5. The Bears will wrap up their current road trip tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM, facing Mississippi Valley State in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Islanders tacked on a trio of runs in the bottom of the third on a pair of hits. After a fly out, Morse kept the offensive spark alive with her second double of the season with a shot to left center before Carter walked to put runners in scoring position. Mendez then nailed a single down the left field line to load the bases for Hernandez. The junior reached on a RBI fielder’s choice to score Morse and load the bases for Mickayla Cochran. The senior took care of business hitting a RBI sacrifice fly to center field to plate Carter. A&M – Corpus Christi then padded its lead to 4-0 after Mendez crossed home plate on a USD fielding error on a Lyles at-bat. On the play, Hernandez swiped third before being called out at home. In the circle, Micaela Bouvier tossed four innings, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out six to pick up her first win of the season. Shelby Sells also pitched one inning, giving up one run while striking out one and walking another. The Islanders will wrap the invitational on Sunday, Feb. 15, when they host South Dakota at 11:30 a.m. Danielle Phillips led Nicholls at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and broke up the shutout with a solo home run in the sixth. With the Colonels down 2-1 in the seventh, Brooke Morris led off the frame with a single and Haley Parkerson tied the game with a one-out run-scoring double. The Bulls were able to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning.  Ashton Earnhardt led off with a single and later scored on a ground out by Lallos.  UIW was unable to score in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Bulls exploded for four runs in the eighth to put the game away. The Cardinals are back in action next Friday against Iowa State at 3 p.m. as part of a tournament hosted by UTSA. Trailing 5-2 to McNeese State on Saturday morning, SFA (3-6) scored four runs in the top half of the seventh inning to go ahead 6-5. Brittany Lewis reached on an infield single to lead off the inning and was standing on third after Shalie Day and Taylor Fraccastoro both drew walks to load the bases. Lamar returns to action with five games at the Texas Invitational next weekend. Lamar’s home opener is set for 3 p.m. The Colonels got on the board in the first when Prater drove in two on a single to right. Phillips then gave the Red and Gray a 4-0 lead with a 2-run double to left. Gremillion capped the inning with a two-run single. With the international tiebreaker into play, each team started the extra inning with a runner on second. Nicholls scored right away when Phillips doubled to lead off the eighth, giving the Colonels a 3-2 lead. However, in the bottom half, Sam knotted the game back up on a sacrifice fly. After both teams were unable to score in the fourth and fifth innings, Notre Dame retook the lead in the top of the sixth. Simon opened the frame with an infield single before advancing to second on a passed ball. First baseman Micaela Arizmendi gave the Irish the lead with a double to right-center to plate Simon. In the nightcap against Buffalo, Sam Houston scored five runs in the first inning and four in the season and totaled 15 hits. Leading 8-3 in the fifth, Prater pushed the advantage to 10-2 after hitting a triple down the right field line. GWU would add three more runs to make the final, but never posed a threat of a comeback. Incarnate Word’s two runs came in the fourth inning on a two-run homer by second baseman Natalie Duran. – Return to top – GWU got two back in the bottom half after a 2-run home run by Scarlett Harris. But Nicholls answered with two in the third as Laura Neil homered and one run came in on a throwing error. In the day’s first game, the Bears (5-5) faced their second top-20 team in as many games. The Irish (5-1) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, as second baseman Jenna Simon reached on a single through the left side and came around to score on three wild pitches. Kay Schroeder led off the top of the second with her third-career home run, and first of the season, to highlight the two-run top of the second.  McNeese collected nine hits with Vincent, Langner and Tori Yanitor all picking up two apiece.  Vincent also had a tripled in the first inning. Houston Baptist 14, Southeastern Louisiana 0 (5)Southern Mississippi 12, Houston Baptist 3 (5)HAMMOND, La. – Sophomore utility, Alyssa Burnett, and freshman infielder, Libby Brown, combined to go 6-for-7 at the plate with seven RBIs and four runs scored to lead the charge as HBU routed host Southeastern Louisiana, 14-0, in five innings Saturday afternoon to close day two of the Lion Classic II. Northwestern State needed just eight hits to score its 12 runs. Six Lady Demons notched at least one RBI led by Kincannon’s four. Brittany Virgoe finished the game 2-for-2 with two RBIs of her own. NSU scored in all four innings it batted. In the opener, Southeastern (3-3) scored in every inning on the way to a 14-1 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-10), providing plenty of offense for freshman pitcher Nicole Ayala (2-0), who scattered six hits and struck out five in the complete-game victory. Stephen F. Austin 7, McNeese State 6 (8) Northern Iowa 3, Stephen F. Austin 0HOUSTON, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin softball team rallied from three runs down to beat Southland Conference favorite McNeese State in extra innings on the second day of the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational Saturday afternoon at Cougar Softball Stadium. The Ladyjacks were blanked 3-0 by the University of Northern Iowa in their second game of the day. The Irish opened the top of the seventh with a pair of walks and a sacrifice bunt to put runners at second and third with one out, before leftfielder Karley Wester picked up an RBI ground out and Simon got an infield single to put Notre Dame up 4-1. Lashley (1-1) issued two walks and hit a batter while earning the win for Hofstra. Shivaun Landeros (1-3) took the loss for Central Arkansas, allowing six runs, four of which were earned on five hits and four walks in 3.2 innings. Kayla Gomness gave up a pair of unearned runs on two walks and two hits in 2.0 innings of relief. Both UCA pitchers struck out a batter. – Return to top – Freshman pitcher Jordan Franks picked up her first Bearkat victory in the circle spreading seven hits over five innings. Senior Haley Baros earned a save, retiring six of the eight batters she faced in the sixth and seventh innings.last_img read more

Canning: Hat-trick hero Miller can become Accies star

first_img“He’s going to make mistakes as he’s still learning the game and the step up to the Premiership will take some adjustment, but he’s got the right attitude to be a success.”Rakish Bingham added a fourth for Accies to keep their slim qualification hopes alive.Berwick, though, remain rooted to the bottom of Group F having shipped 11 goals in three games.Boss Robbie Horn said: “It just keeps coming at the moment and it’s really hard to keep the boys going. I can’t fault their efforts, but it doesn’t get any easier with top-flight Livingston to come on Saturday.” Hamilton boss Martin Canning said hat-trick hero Mickel Miller has the talent to cut it in the Premiership this season.The pacy forward opened his Accies goalscoring account in style by scoring three in the 4-0 win over Berwick Rangers at Shielfield Park.Canning was delighted to see the 22-year-old frontman, who joined Accies back in January from English seventh-tier outfit Carshalton Athletic, get the rewards for his work in pre-season.The Accies boss said: “It was three good goals from Mickel and I’m really pleased to see him get his hat-trick. “He looked sharp throughout and has been excellent over the last few weeks.“As soon as he came in back in January you could see he had talent and it was just about giving him his opportunity on the pitch.“He played the last game of last season against Motherwell and was probably our only bright spark that day.“But he’s kicked on into pre-season and has now got himself a hat-trick tonight. He can definitely kick-on again because he really is talented.last_img read more

Rafters fall short with Dock Spiders, pick up win in Kokomo

first_imgFor the City TimesFOND DU LAC/KOKOMO, IN – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored first and came back late, but ultimately could not hang on in a 4-2 loss to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders on July 6.CJ Willis had a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to put the Rafters on the board first, but Fond du Lac took the lead on a two-RBI double by Zeb Adreon. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth inning, Peter Matt reached on an error and Roman Trujillo scored to tie the game 2-2.In the bottom of the inning, Andrew Bullock hit a two-RBI single to give Fond du Lac the lead. Wisconsin Rapids brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning, but could not complete the comeback.Rafters reliever Jimmy Borzone is credited with the loss in 2.1 innings of work. Fond du Lac’s Jack Snyder earns the win out of the bullpen. The Rafters are now 6-2 against the Dock Spiders this season.The Rafters then improved to above .500 for the second half with a 6-5 road win over the Kokomo Jackrabbits on July 7.The Rafters struck first in the opening frame when Josh Nicoloff scored on a Balk to take a 1-0 lead. Rapids then built a 4-0 lead with RBIs by Davion Downey, Osvaldo Tovalin and Edarian Williams in the third inning.After Kokomo got a run back in the bottom of the third, Downey answered with an RBI double to give Wisconsin Rapids a 5-1 lead. Kokomo chipped away at the Rafters lead and tied the game in the bottom of the eighth.Roman Trujillo drove in a run with a bunt single in the ninth to put the Rafters back on top 6-5. Brayden Bonner closed out a clean ninth inning to get the win for the Rafters. Kenny Johnson is credited with the loss in relief for the Jackrabbits.last_img read more