Baseball Lakers’ Scherrer no-hits APW

first_imgJimmy Liberatore singled, doubled, walked and drove in two runs. Scherrer and Tommy Reed also had two hits as Reed, Jack Canty and John Niehbuhr drove in one run apiece.From there, Skaneateles was off until Saturday, when it got another five-inning shutout, this one 10-0 over Bishop Ludden as Liberatore and James Musso, who pitched four innings, combined to hold the Gaelic Knights to one hit.Already up 4-0, the Lakers added six runs in the fourth, Luke Viggiano going three-for-three and scoring twice. Reed got two hits, with Scherrer and Emil Sander each driving in a pair of runs. Things continue to go in different directions for area high school baseball teams, with sides who had struggled the previous week rebounding in a big manner before rain affected the schedules again.None did better than Skaneateles, who saw its pitching ace, Cregg Scherrer, deliver a five-inning no-hitter last Tuesday afternoon as the Lakers pounded Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 13-0.Of the 15 outs required, 13 of them were strikeouts, which made up for Scherrer surrendering six walks as Skaneateles netted single runs in each of the first four innings before a nine-run fifth ended it. Tags: BaseballBiishop LuddenMarcellusskaneatelesWesthill Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Westhill handled Homer 10-1 last Monday afternoon, keeping the Trojans off the board as two pitchers, Philip Zollo and Nick Bistrovich, allowed nine hits but combined for 10 strikeouts to escape tough situations.Meanwhile, the Warriors scored in every inning except the sixth, earning 14 hits overall. Ryan Bennett, Adam Herne and Jack Knapp each had two hits and two runs scored, with Zollo driving in two runs. Nick Bistrovich, Nate King, Justin Bistrovich and Walker Blossey had one RBI apiece.Even more important, from a neighborhood bragging rights standpoint, was the Warriors going to NBT Bank Stadium last Tuesday and shutting out Bishop Ludden 11-0 as part of the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic.In just five innings, the Warriors closed it out, Zollo scoring four runs. Blossey, Benett and Justin Bistrovich had two hits apiece, with Bennett getting a pair of RBIs. Single runs were driven in by Blossey, Knapp, Herne, David McPeak, Nick Bistrovich and Ian Prebish.Marcellus rallied last Tuesday to edge Chittenango 3-2. The Mustangs were up 1-0 when the Bears struck for two runs in the top of the fifth inning off pitcher Hugh White.White settled down, though, and in the bottom of the sixth Marcellus put together its own two-run rally, Jacob Walters earning a pair of RBIs as White drove in the other run.Jack Flynn relieved White and pitched a scoreless seventh inning, combining with White for 10 strikeouts as they held Chittenango to four hits overall.Another win came on Saturday, Marcellus handling Hannibal 6-2 as it built a 6-0 margin in the first five innings and saw pitching ace Jared Sammon strike out nine in his 5 2/3 innings before Flynn took over in relief.Aidan Shea was the only Mustangs batter to get two hits as Flynn doubled and drove in two runs. Brody Shanahan, Brayton Johnson and Mike Licamele had one RBI apiece.Solvay started its week by hosting Cazenovia and taking a 12-8 defeat, never leading as it whittled down a 5-1 deficit to 6-5 in the middle stages before the Lakers struck for five decisive runs in the top of the fifth.The Bearcats lost despite out-hitting Cazenovia 11-9, with Blaine Franklin and Owen Lansing each getting two hits. Antonio Gonzalez drove in three runs and Carter Lee had two RBIs. McKyle Sands pitched 4 1/3 innings before Franklin relieved him.Before it met Westhill, Bishop Ludden started its week by scoring plenty of runs at Fabius-Pompey last Monday, yet still losing 14-10 to the Falcons.Three different times, the Gaelic Knights led, 3-0, 6-3 and 8-6, and every time F-P answered, finally going in front for good with six runs in the bottom of the fifth.Patrick Towsley led Ludden with three hits and two RBIs. Pete Dunham, Pat McGarvey and Jacob Duffy also drove in two runs, with Zach Cadden and Axel Rivera each scoring twice.last_img read more

Women of Troy revel in upset role

first_imgEleven minutes.That’s how close the women’s soccer team was to pulling off a minor miracle last Friday night.The Women of Troy were facing off against crosstown rival UCLA and came into the match as heavy underdogs. USC is a relatively young team with a first-year head coach in Keidane McAlpine, and the Bruins came into the matchup as the undefeated defending national champions. It was the final game of the regular season, and with the football team on a bye week, the rivalry was played out in front of about 10,000 fans under the stadium lights of the Coliseum.Just short · Sophomore Kayla Mills (18) and the women’s soccer team fell short in their upset bid of No. 1 UCLA last Friday night. USC’s women’s volleyball team will now try its hand at upsetting top-ranked Stanford tonight. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe Bruins controlled possession for most of the game and had numerous opportunities to break through, but the USC defense held tight for all of the first half and most of the second half. But the Women of Troy couldn’t hold on for a full 90 minutes as UCLA found the back of the net in the 79th minute. The Bruins added a second goal in the 87th minute to seal a 2-0 victory.The defeat brings up some bad memories from other sporting events in the same venue this year. It also gives me somewhat of a bad feeling as the women’s volleyball team goes into a very similar challenge tonight against Stanford.But I’ll stick by my assessment that fans should be proud, not disappointed, by the soccer team’s performance. Likewise, though my expectations might not be high, I absolutely plan on seeing the volleyball team play tonight in the Galen Center because the Women of Troy’s match is sure to be exciting regardless of the outcome.If you didn’t see the soccer game Friday, you’ve probably seen at least one similar result on a Saturday. The USC football team has had two of those kinds of losses in conference play, first against Arizona State and then against Utah, where a Pac-12 rival just barely snuck past the Trojan defense to steal a victory at the end of the game. Not only was the soccer team’s result very similar to those of the football team, but the game plan and general style of play was as well.The soccer team by all means played a very conservative game against UCLA. It seemed like the Women of Troy played the entire game with only one forward positioned relatively high on the field and five midfielders positioned relatively low alongside the four defenders. Almost every soccer team plays with four defenders, but teams will commonly play with two or three forwards instead of having so many players in the midfield.Not only did USC drop nine of 10 field players into defense when the Bruins had the ball, but the Women of Troy looked equally cautious with the ball. McAlpine didn’t just concede that the Women of Troy weren’t going to score barring a major defensive blunder from UCLA, but it didn’t even look like USC was trying to keep possession. An old sports adage is that the best defense is a good offense, and maintaining possession for an extended period of time prevents an opponent from scoring during that time. But the Women of Troy thought the best strategy on defense was to “park the team bus in front of the goal,” as the saying goes in soccer, instead of trying to keep the ball away from the Bruins. Though the Bruin outside defenders were very involved on offense and pressed forward when UCLA had the ball, USC almost always kept all four defenders behind midfield. Instead of supporting the ballcarrier while USC had possession, the outside defenders helped protect against an uneven attack the other way.Yes, it was frustrating seeing the game plan fail so close to the finish line. But as I’ve consistently said when looking at the football team, playing conservatively is not inherently flawed. There are reasons why teams do it, and there are situations as well as opponents in which it really makes sense.The simplest and most accurate explanation for why the soccer team lost to UCLA is that UCLA was the better team. The Bruins were not only faster, but also better ball handlers. There’s very little the Women of Troy could have done against such a task.If opponents have much more speed, it’s almost impossible to beat them with aggressive, quick-strike counterattacks — in fact, those just leave you vulnerable to their counterattacks in return. But if a team also has much better ball control, it’s very hard to keep possession for large chunks of time. Bringing outside defenders forward to support possession on offense just opens up the opportunity for more counterattacks. It’s obviously much easier to defend a team with nine defenders in a tight space than with just your two center defenders in an open field.After watching the soccer game Friday, I’m particularly cautious about any optimism going into the women’s volleyball game today because it’s particularly hard to engineer an upset in that sport. Unlike in soccer, volleyball teams can’t just sit back and hopefully wait to capitalize on one big mistake. UCLA ultimately avoided any major errors, but one bad turnover midway through the second half could have been enough for USC to take the lead and change the dynamic of a game. In volleyball, you need more than one mistake and one point to steal a match. You need at least 25 points just to win one set, and it takes three sets to claim a match. One big point certainly can be the difference between a win and a loss in volleyball, but it can’t wash away an otherwise completely dominant performance like it can in soccer.But I wouldn’t say the volleyball team is severely outmatched going into the Stanford matchup. Yes, the Cardinal are undefeated on the season and ranked as the No. 1 team in the country, but the Women of Troy actually took a set of Stanford in a 23-25, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19 defeat earlier this season in Palo Alto.Despite the disappointing result at the Coliseum Friday, it was a tremendously exciting fan atmosphere to be a part of and totally worth the trip. Not only was the record-breaking turnout — mostly local youth soccer league players and their parents, along with a fair number of students — exciting to experience, but the game itself was fantastic. The Women of Troy didn’t have a ton of scoring chances but they fought valiantly with their backs against the wall all game. I left the Coliseum proud to call those student-athletes my classmates.I’m equally excited about catching the volleyball game tonight. I’m hopeful for a classic upset, but there’s also something inherently awesome about watching USC athletes representing our school.I won’t go as far as predicting an upset like I did before USC’s trip to Washington this year — the team lost to the Huskies in straight sets. But I urge anyone reading this to join me at 7:30 p.m. in the Galen Center.Maybe all the Women of Troy need to engineer an upset is some good ole home-court advantage.Luke Holthouse is a sophomore majoring in broadcast and digital journalism and policy, planning and development. His column, “Holthouse Party,” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Relaxed Hamilton on top in final Brazil practice

first_img 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammate LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US 9 months ago F1: Paul Ripke quits as Mercedes team photographer after fallout with Lewis Hamilton Written By WE RECOMMEND A relaxed newly-crowned six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday morning’s third and final free practice ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix. The Briton, revelling in an opportunity to drive without the pressure of fighting for the championship, clocked a best lap in one minute and 8.320 seconds to outpace nearest rival Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by 0.026 seconds. Charles Leclerc was third ahead of his Ferrari team-mate four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who on Sunday is set to start his 100th race for the team, and Alex Albon in the second Red Bull.READ | Sarita Devi To Represent India At AIBA’s Athlete CommissionValtteri Bottas was sixth in the second Mercedes ahead of Daniil Kvyat of Toro Rosso, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi and the two McLarens of Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz. After the heavy rain that wiped out Friday morning’s action, the final session began in welcome dry conditions with Robert Kubica out early to enjoy some track time in his penultimate weekend with the Williams team. He topped the early times on his own before Sainz set the pace for McLaren followed in turn by Daniel Ricciardo, Nico Hulkenberg, Leclerc and Vettel. READ | UFC: Megan Anderson Stuns Fans With Her Physique In Sizzling Instagram PostHamilton then took over as Mercedes joined the party, the champion’s lap showing him out-performing the Ferraris comprehensively through the twisty middle sector. In a closely-contested scrap, Verstappen put Red Bull on top after 25 minutes in 1:09.327, a full two seconds off Hamilton’s record pole lap in 2018, but three-tenths ahead of the Englishman as the track temperature climbed to 36 degrees Celsius (96.8 Fahrenheit). Ferrari flexed their considerable straight-line muscle again with 20 minutes remaining, Leclerc topping Vettel, before Hamilton soared again to lap in 1:08.320, three-tenths beyond the Monegasque.READ | Lewis Hamilton To Have Contract Renewal Talks With Mercedes Amidst Ferrari RumoursREAD | Hamilton Unsure He Can Catch Ferrari, Bottas More Confident Press Trust Of India FOLLOW UScenter_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Hamilton unsure he can catch Ferrari, Bottas more confident 9 months ago Hamilton racing the record book for motivation after title celebrations Last Updated: 17th November, 2019 09:21 IST Relaxed Hamilton On Top In Final Brazil Practice 6-time World Champ Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes in Saturday morning’s third and final free practice ahead of this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix First Published: 17th November, 2019 09:21 IST 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: A look at Mercedes driver’s F1 World C’ship titleslast_img read more

Glasnow records 13 strikeouts as Rays beat Orioles 4-2

first_img Written By COMMENT WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 26th August, 2020 07:08 IST Glasnow Records 13 Strikeouts As Rays Beat Orioles 4-2 Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 over seven innings and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night.Glasnow (1-1) fanned nine of his final 10 batters. The 6-foot-8 right-hander allowed two runs, five hits and one walk.Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot hit back-to-back homers for the Rays, who have won eight of 10.Edgar García got the final two outs with a runner on second, claiming his first career save.The Orioles, who lost for just the second time in 10 road games, got a homer from Renato Núñez.Baltimore’s Anthony Santander had his 18-game hitting streak end after going 0 for 4. He hit .329 (25-for-76) with eight homer and 20 RBIs during the streak.After Renfroe hit a two-run drive, two pitches later Margot made it 3-1 in the second on his homer off Tommy Milone (1-4).Renfroe had been hitless in his previous 12 at-bats.The Rays went up 4-2 on Ji-Man Choi’s sacrice fly in the sixth.Ryan Mountcastle got the Orioles within 3-2 on a fourth-inning RBI single.Núñez hit a solo shot in the first that stopped a 58 at-bat homer drought.Milone gave up four runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: LHP Wade LeBlanc was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left elbow stress reaction, ending his season. LeBlanc left Sunday’s game against Boston in the first inning after feeling elbow discomfort. LeBlanc was 1-0 with an 8.06 ERA over six starts in his first season with Baltimore. … C Pedro Severino was not in the starting lineup and is day-to-day with a hip flexor injury. “Hopefully he’ll be in there the next day or two,” manager Brandon Hyde said. … SS José Iglesias (left quadriceps strain) and RH Hunter Harvey (right forearm strain) traveled with the team to continue their rehab assignments. Both could come off the IL during this road trip.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier, who left Monday’s game one inning after getting on the right foot by a pitch, entered as defensive replacement in the seventh inning. … RHP Charlie Morton (right shoulder inflammation) had a bullpen session and could soon throw to hitters.UP NEXTOrioles RHP Asher Wojciechowski (1-3) will start Wednesday night in the second game of the three-game set. The Rays have not announced their starter.Image credits: AP center_img First Published: 26th August, 2020 07:08 IST Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US LIVE TVlast_img read more

Benni McCarthy robbed at gunpoint in Johannesburg

first_imgSouth African football legend, Benni McCarthy, has been robbed at gun-point in Johannesburg earlier on Tuesday afternoon. Benni had just landed at the OR Tambo International Airport this morning to do television work for SuperSport.According to someone, who was inside the barber shop in Melrose Arch on Tuesday, the incident happened just after 1 pm to great shock of everyone there.  The source told the media that McCarthy was with a very close friend of his, Percy, at the time of the ordeal.“Benni came into the barbershop with his friend, a guy called Percy, and soon after three guys walked in. The one closed the door and they pulled out handguns. It was all planned, they were hiding the guns under the magazines and cocked the guns when they took them out.“They knew exactly what they were doing. They were targeting Benni. They walked straight to him and asked for his wedding ring, watch and earrings.” “There were about nine people in the barber shop and the people were prepared to give their wallets and watches to the guys, but they said they didn’t want any of it. They only wanted Benni’s stuff,” said the source.According to the source, Benni, his friend and the other people were shaken by the incident.  –last_img read more

Mark Cuban fined $50K for leaking information during NBA Board of Governors meeting, report says

first_img Mavericks will ‘certainly’ load manage Kristaps Porzingis, Mark Cuban says Cuban immediately admitted to sharing confidential information to reporters after Kings owner Vivek Ranadive “expressed concern that information about the vote to allow coaches’ challenges was being reported,” according to ESPN. The fine was handed down because it is deemed a violation of league rules to discuss the information shared in the meeting to outsiders. NBA approves coach’s challenge, instant replay for 2019-20 season The report noted the NBA has issued a memo to inform other teams, but have not yet publicly announced Cuban’s punishment.”I appreciate the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should, but won’t, get fined for leaking to you,” Cuban told ESPN. Related News The NBA didn’t take kindly to Mark Cuban’s admission.The Mavericks owner said he leaked information from last week’s Board of Governors meeting to a media member, and according to a report from ESPN — which cited unidentified league sources — the league’s front office fined Cuban $50,000. Adam Silver: Trade demands by NBA players ‘are disheartening’ This isn’t the first time the NBA has cut into Cuban’s pockets.He has now been fined more than $2 million since 2000 when he began his long tenure as owner.last_img read more

Puhalo defended his Title of WBF Champion!

first_imgAt the “Sarajevo Fight Night 2” B&H boxer Edin Puhalo alias Iron Puki delighted all fans of box in the Youth Centre and in front of the screens with top quality and attractive boxing.Our professional boxer and member of the sports camp “Peljto” defended his title of WBF intercontinental champion in the match against Branislav Plavsic from Serbia, who had 9 matches in his professional career.Iron Puki ended the match by knocking out his opponent in the second round, thus recording his 7th victory in the professional ring, out of which 6 were by knockout.“This was the best match in my career, because I had a top quality opponent who is tough and strong boxer. I moved my limits and thanks to the good work of the coaches and the support of my country I can reach the European top soon. I am in top form and thanks to that I was able to resolve the match in the second round, by taking advantage of a moment of negligence of Serbian boxer. I want to thank to my friends and family who were with me, my sponsors and of course the coach Mensur Peljto,” said Puhalo.After this triumph, fans of boxing agreed that Iron Puki is currently one of the best BH boxers along with Damir Beljo.“I like the praises and when people compare me with Damir Beljo. He is my friend, a top athlete and a great man. He made something incredible for our conditions. But none of this happened overnight. Of course, I will not stop on this victory. I have big plans, and the European championship is my goal. I wish to make a boxing spectacle in Sarajevo one day and fill the great hall Skenderija. I think I’m on the right track,” said Puhalo.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

Crusader Scholars Bowl team goes 2-3 in Class 4A state meet in Wellington

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Scholars Bowl failed to make it out of the first round of the Class 4A State Scholars Bowl at Wellington High School Saturday afternoon, but did finish 2-3 and was a tie-breaking question away from getting to the finals.DeSoto won the state championship for the second consecutive year in an exciting down-to-the-wire contest with Topeka Hayden for all the marbles. DeSoto won 70-60. Louisburg finished third.The Crusader team consisting of Alberto Chandler, Cameron George, Matt Hughes, Billy King and Devin McCue, started off going 0-3, but would rally to go 2-3. Unfortunately, only the top three teams in a pool of six teams advanced to the finals and Wellington just missed.“This is the first time a Wellington Scholars Bowl team has gotten a victory at state since it became a KSHSAA event,” said Sarah House, Wellington Head Scholars Bowl coach.Wellington lost to Topeka Hayden 90-30 and Hesston 40-20. The Crusaders then lost to Louisburg 60-50 which would ultimately decide the team’s fate. Wellington lost on a tie-breaking anatomy question. Louisburg would go on to finish third.The Crusaders would then rally with their first state scholars bowl victory ever on a 40-20 win over Smoky Valley – Lindsborg and a 30-25 tie-breaker win over Rose Hill.The top 12 Class 4A teams in the state battled for all the marbles.The WHS team is made up of senior boys finished third behind Rose Hill and Wichita Collegiate at a regional at Wichita Collegiate. The top three teams advance to state from four regionals. There are 12 teams in the state meet.The Crusaders have not qualified for a State Scholars Bowl since 2009.This is the fifth state meet Wellington has hosted in 12 years.Wellington Scholars Bowl team in a match with Hesston at one of the many classrooms for the match.last_img read more

Victory march for Nottinghamshire

first_img Nottinghamshire completed a victory march in the women’s English Counties Championship when they won their fifth and final match by 8-1 today at Frilford Heath in OxfordshireYesterday, they secured the title when their fourth win put them out of reach of the other five regional finalists. Today, they celebrated their successful return to County Finals after an absence of 15 years.“We really did want to finish with a win, the whole team wanted it,” said Nottinghamshire captain Kathryn Horberry. “It’s absolutely fantastic.”Their final opponents were Essex and they conceded just one foursomes match to the pairing of English U14 champion Lily Humphreys and Emily Irons.  The Notts points were scored by the partnerships of Emma Howie and Carol Houghton and by Lauren Spray with Esme Hamilton.The singles were a clean sweep for the champions, represented this afternoon by Rachel Boulton, Emily Lyle, Laura Morris, Emma Howie, Emma Newlove and Lauren SprayTheir win underlined their strength in depth as a team – and completed a superb week for Lauren Spray who had a 100 per cent winning record, with a perfect nine out of nine.Meanwhile, Sussex won the battle for second place with a late charge in the week. The team – who were playing at County Finals for the first time since 2011 – won their first match but then suffered two defeats. However, they climbed the leaderboard with great determination over the last two days, beating Essex yesterday and then defeating Buckinghamshire 6-3 today.They had an anxious wait to find out if they’d done enough, but when Lancashire and Gloucestershire halved today, they were confirmed as runners-up.“We were really gunning for second place,” said Sussex captain Sue Todd. “The whole team were really motivated and very determined.“We are really pleased because this is the highest we have ever been placed. We changed our whole coaching system and it’s been a year’s work to get here – that’s what it takes.  We’ve got fantastic team spirit and our team manager Hannah Ralph has made an enormous input.”Sussex claimed two of the three foursomes and four singles, turning a series of tight games into wins – and giving a fine send-off to team member Paula Carver who announced her retirement from county golf after 21 years.However the final placings all hinged on the last match on the course between Lancashire and Gloucestershire. A win for either team would have pushed Sussex down the order but the match was halved, leaving Lancashire in third place and Gloucestershire in fourth.The South West champions made all the early running when they won 2½ points from the three morning foursomes. But in the afternoon it was Lancashire who called the shots with wins from Beth Garton, Eloise Healey, Georgia Coughlin and Nicola Rawlinson.Final placings:1 Nottinghamshire 10pts2 Sussex 6pts3 Lancashire 5 (23 games won)4 Gloucestershire 5 (20.5 games won)5 Buckinghamshire 2 (17.5 games won)6 Essex 2 (15 games won)Captions: The Nottinghamshire team with the trophy. Image © Leaderboard Photography. 18 Sep 2015 Victory march for Nottinghamshire last_img read more

OLD No. 98: Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear is flanked by jockeys Agapito Delgadillo and Geovanni Franco as he accepts congratulations on his 98th birthday

first_imgOLD No. 98:  Santa Anita’s beloved Paddock Captain John Shear is flanked by jockeys Agapito Delgadillo and Geovanni Franco as he accepts congratulations on his 98th birthday in the Winner’s Circle following Friday’s 6th race.  A London, England native, Shear adheres to a faithful workout regimen that includes 30 pushups each morning.last_img