If you weren’t at the game on Tuesday evening, this story will not do the game justice. Heading into the game these were the top two teams in the EIAC standings, but no one expected a game like this. Great defensive plays, clutch hits, comebacks, great pitching, and questionable calls were everywhere in this marathon. However at the end of the day, East Central was able to regain the lead for third time in the top of the thirteenth inning and the Wildcats couldn’t muster another comeback in the bottom half of the inning to fall 7-5.With the win clinched East Central clinched the out-right EIAC championship and improved their record to 20-3 (13-1 EIAC). Franklin County was the hard-luck loser and their record fell to 21-5 (10-3 EIAC).East Central scored right away in the first inning with a couple of hits. J. Kincer was able to get a bunt single to the left side of the infield for the first base runner of the evening. She then stole second and advanced to third base on a dropped third strike to give the Trojans a runner on third with two outs. L. Henson then squeezed a single through the right side of the infield to give the Trojans the early 1-0 lead.Both teams would remain quiet until the top of the third when East Central would add three more runs to their lead. With one out, C. Bennett would reach on an error from a bunt attempt to give the Trojans a runner at first. Then J. Kincer would strike again, taking a pitch down the left field line for a triple scoring Bennett from first base. Then with two outs, L. Henson would smack a home run over the center field fence to push East Central’s lead to 4-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning.The Wildcats would cut into the deficit in the bottom of the third. Kloe Bolos led off the inning with getting hit by a pitch. Next, Kendall McCool would lay down a sacrifice bunt to advance Bolos to second base. Then a grounder to second by Abby Orschell would advance Bolos to third base with two outs. Gabby Mitchum came up with two outs and delivered for the Franklin County as she hit a hard ground ball through the right side of the infield to give the Wildcats their first run of the game. That made the score 4-1 heading to the fourth.That would remain the score as both pitchers would hold each offense in check until Franklin County would make some noise in the bottom of the sixth inning. Kamryn McCool led things off with a hard ground ball single to right field, followed by another hard ground ball single to left field by Hannah Hornsby giving the Wildcats first and second with no outs. Camryn Brewer then poked a ball between short stop and third base, Y. Fox picked the ball up at short and hesitated to who she should throw the ball to. She ended up throwing it to third base to try to get the lead runner, but the throw would get away from the third baseman and allow all base runners to advance. With Kamryn McCool scoring, that made the score 4-2 with no outs and runners on second and third.Maggie Wendel would keep the inning of scoring going by pulling a single into left field scoring Hornsby making the score 4-3. Wendel would advance to second on the throw to the plate so that would give the Wildcats runners at second and third with no outs. Sidney Wilber then smoked a ball into center field that appeared at first that it would drop in for a single. But eventually the ball carried into center field allowing the center fielder to make a sliding catch for the first out. Both Wildcat runners had broke like the ball was down, and attempted to get back to the base to tag up. Wendel was able to get back to second, but Brewer was doubled off at second to give the Trojans two outs.Freshman Kloe Bolos came to the plate with two outs and delivered the tying run for the Wildcats. Bolos took a 1-1 pitch and lined it into right field, scoring Wendel to tie the game at 4-4.East Central would go down in the seventh with only one base runner reaching, so that set up Franklin County for a chance to win it in the bottom of the seventh inning. After the lead off hitter was retired, Gabby Mitchum single into right field. Next, Kamryn McCool drew a walk giving the Wildcats runners on first and second with one out. But M. Kincer would stop the Wildcat rally there and record a strike out and pop up to end the threat.In the eighth inning, East Central would retake the lead. With one out in the inning, J. Kincer lofted a fly ball to left field that was dropped allowing her to advance to second. W. Howard would make the Wildcats pay the next at bat ripping a double to the gap in left-center field to make the score 5-4. Kamryn McCool would retire the next two Trojan hitters to end the inning and Franklin County would need to answer in the bottom of the eighth.In the bottom of the eighth Maggie Wendel led off with a walk and Tessa Harper pinch ran for Wendel. After a strike out, Kloe Bolos grounded into a fielder’s choice that took the Wildcats down to their final out. Kristin Campbell would step to the plate and end up getting hit by an inside pitch, giving the Wildcats runners on first and second. The Wildcats would then get a clutch hit from Abby Orschell as she drove a single to right field to tie the game again at 5-5. The next hitter would pop up to second and we would head to the ninth inning.East Central would go down 1-2-3 in the top half of the inning, and Franklin County would have another chance to strike in the bottom of the inning. Kamryn McCool and Camryn Brewer would reach on errors in the inning to give the Wildcats two base runners, but they would be stranded after back-to-back pop ups.Pitching dominated the tenth inning as neither team threatened, then East Central went down 1-2-3 in the top of the eleventh. Franklin County would have another chance in the bottom of the eleventh. Gabby Mitchum would lead off the inning with a walk and then Kamryn McCool would follow that with a single to give the Wildcats runners at first and second with no outs. However the Wildcats would not take advantage as M. Kincer recorded back to back strikeouts and then got a ground out to end the threat.East Central then had their chance to score in the top of the twelfth inning. A. Bortlein led off the inning with a single to right field. Kamryn McCool then recorded a pop out and a strike out to get the next two outs. The Trojans then recorded back-to-back singles by Bennett and Kincer to load the bases. But McCool would end the inning by inducing a pop up to short stop and leave the Trojans scoreless.The Wildcats would get anything in the bottom of the twelfth which would take us to the thirteenth inning. Heading to the thirteenth the Wildcats would give the ball to Camryn Brewer to keep the Trojans at bay. However an error and a questionable call in the inning aided the Trojans efforts.To begin the top of the thirteenth, L. Henson had a single up the middle. Next, Brewer got Y. Fox to ground to third for what looked like the first out of the inning. However, the throw from third was wide of second base and all runners were safe on the play. Both runners would advance to second and third on the throw. Next play, K. Zillick lofted a shallow fly ball into right field. Izzy Hoff made a diving catch on the play and the runner on third tagged up to score to tag the lead. However after an appeal, the catch was inexplicably waved up by the umpire allowing East Central to keep the runner on first and advance one runner to second. The Trojans would then hit into three straight ground balls to end the inning, but not before another run would cross the plate making it 7-5 going into the bottom of the thirteenth.Gabby Mitchum led off the inning with a walk for the Wildcats, but that would be as far as she could get. Kamryn McCool then lined out to left field, followed by fly outs from Hornsby and Brewer to end the game.M. Kincer got the win in releif for East Central. She went six and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out four. Henson started the game for East Central. She surrendered four runs on eight hits over six and a third innings, striking out five and walking zero.Camryn Brewer took the loss for Franklin County. In her one inning of relief she lasted allowed two hits and two unearned runs while walking zero.Kamryn McCool started the game for the Wildcats and pitched an excellent game. She threw 12 innings on 190 pitches, allowing 11 hits and five runs (one earned) while striking out 19 and walking zero. With the 19 strikeouts, Kamryn McCool broke her own record for strikeouts in a single game which she set last year against East Central.Franklin County collected ten hits on the day. Hannah Hornsby, Kamryn McCool, Maggie Wendel, and Gabby Mitchum each had two hits to lead the Wildcats. Franklin County also stole four bases during the game as Kamryn McCool and Gabby Mitchum both had two steals.East Central collected 13 hits on the evening. Kincer, Henson, C Bennett, A Bortlein, and Howard all managed multiple hits for East Central.Franklin County’s final regular season finale will be on Thursday night against Greensburg. First pitch against the Pirates is scheduled for 5 pm. Senior night festivities will start prior to the game. Come out and support our seniors in their final regular season home game!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.
Three quarters of brutal play left the University of Wisconsin football team in perilous territory against Georgia State University Saturday.With just under six minutes to play in the third quarter, the No. 9 Badgers held a slim 6-3 lead after the Panthers put their first points on the board, courtesy of a 45-yard field goal from kicker Rogier ten Lohuis. It wasn’t until one redshirt quarterback Alex Hornibrook trotted on to the field that the Wisconsin offense finally showed signs of life.The move was unexpected, considering UW starting quarterback Bart Houston’s performance was not exactly terrible. The fifth-year senior Houston threw 10-18 for 91 yards with no touchdowns — not a poor performance, or not so horrible that it would warrant a third-quarter replacement.Football: Third-down success on both sides of ball key for No. 9 Wisconsin moving forwardIt’s no secret that third down is the most important down in football. Usually, the team that converts the majority Read…So when Hornibrook subbed in for the lackluster Houston, it didn’t cause any immediate relief for Wisconsin fans. At least not until Hornibrook’s first pass.Complete for 29 yards, Hornibrook’s beautiful spiral to a streaking Jazz Peavy drew a healthy roar from a previously silent crowd at Camp Randall. The pass gave hope to a nervous sea of red, one frantically coping with the possibility of a major upset. Hornibrook then followed up the Badgers’ first pass for over 20 yards since the first quarter in the only way he knows how.The redshirt freshman dropped back and slung a 19-yard pass to George Rushing down to the Georgia State 21-yard line. Wisconsin was finally knocking on the door and ready to score its first touchdown, which came two plays later on a Dare Ogunbowale rush.“I was hoping just that [putting Hornibrook in would cause a spark],” Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said. “It gave us a little something, and it wasn’t even Bart’s fault why were [in that situation] … I like the way [Hornibrook] has been preparing.”Football: Wisconsin’s win over Akron highlights a matured freshmen wide receiving coreA.J. Taylor left Camp Randall Stadium after practice this week, he noticed his bicycle had been towed. He began to Read…Despite being picked off on the next drive when Rushing tipped the pass into the hands of the Panthers defense, Hornibrook was as poised as ever, even with Georgia State now holding a 17-13 lead from touchdowns on consecutive drives.He slung an 11-yard pass to favored target Rob Wheelwright, and when the Badgers were in desperate need of something big, Hornibrook delivered a 29-yard, arcing pass to tight-end Kyle Penniston to put the Badgers in the red zone.Five plays later, his next pass went right back to Penniston — a one-yard play action pass for the score on third down. The Badgers had the 20-17 lead they so desired and added a Rafa Gaglianone field goal to it later to seal the win.“There was a lot of small mistakes we made,” Hornibrook said. “Aside from that one interception, or converting on a few third downs, I think a big thing we need to work on is scoring touchdowns and not just settling on field goals.”It wasn’t pretty, but Wisconsin got the win. An unsightly victory like this begs questions about the Badgers, but none more important than who should be UW’s starting quarterback.Why is it that the second Hornibrook came in that Wisconsin’s offense finally opened up? Houston did not play poorly. Was it merely that the Badgers finally woke up midway through the third quarter? Does Hornibrook being in the huddle actually make a difference?“No,” Ogunbowale said when asked if there was a difference in the huddle between the two quarterbacks. “They’re both commanding quarterbacks, both have a lot of confidence.”From an outsider’s perspective, there’s no way of knowing what’s on the minds of players on the field when Hornibrook is taking snaps compared to Houston. In the stands, however, it was evident that at least today the team seemed to gain energy from Hornibrook’s presence.Football: Rafael Gaglianone opens up about tragic loss of friend, Nebraska punter Sam FoltzAll he had to do was get the ball in the air and the angel on his shoulder would take Read…Going into next weekend, a marquee matchup against Michigan State that is one of the biggest games Wisconsin has faced over the past few years.The Badgers announced ahead of it that Hornibrook will in fact be the starter, so whether the spark against Georgia State was a coincidence or a true facet to his play is yet to be seen.What has been seen though, is what Hornibrook can do in a game. Chryst has been happy with his young quarterback’s performance, but now thrust into the one of Wisconsin’s biggest games of the past few seasons for his first career start there’s one thing Hornibrook has that separates him.“I’ve been impressed [with Hornibrook],” Chryst said. “I think [poise is] one of his characteristics that stuck out to me.”Perhaps all it takes to deliver the big plays Hornibrook has, is a little poise. If he continues that trend, following Saturday’s game we could be starting the Alex Hornibrook-era at Wisconsin.
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It rained and then it poured – but England’s leading seniors put on an impressive display of dogged determination in the first match play round of their national championship. The English senior women’s amateur is something of a magnet for bad weather – and the greenstaff put in sterling work to keep the greens playable (pictured bottom). The players, meanwhile, were stoic. “You’ve just got to get on with it,” was the steady response as they returned, cold and dripping wet, to the South Staffordshire clubhouse. “I haven’t played in a good weather one yet!” said former champion Julie Brown of Trentham (pictured top), who nevertheless had a successful outing, losing just one hole and winning her game 5/4. Tomorrow she plays fellow international Lindsey Shaw (Chevin, Derbyshire). Brown is one of two Staffordshire players through to the second round, alongside the host club’s Annette Deeley – who is living the dream. Three years ago she was recovering from breast cancer and major surgery when Brown – a good friend – told her that this championship was due to be played at her home club. “That was the catalyst, that kept me going. I’m playing here because I can and it’s been a fantastic experience,” she said. Today she knocked out former British champion Katherine Russell (Royal Ashdown Forest, Sussex) and tomorrow she faces another past winner of the British title, Felicity Christine (Woking, Surrey). Top seed Caroline Berry and defending champion Cath Rawthore (pictured left) will be pitted against each other in an intriguing all-Cheshire second round clash. Berry (Bromborough) was taken to the last hole by English senior captain Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey) but a birdie on the 17th – her third there in consecutive rounds – had given her a crucial advantage. Rawthore (Sale) sped away in her game and was six up at the turn, but her opponent, Jane Sly (Mill Ride, Berkshire), pulled her back with a pair of birdies and the match went to the 15th. Two more past champions are safely through to the next round. The 2015 winner, Helen Lowe, (Scraptoft, Leicestershire) will take on Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk), who was an England international in the early 90s and is making her debut in senior golf. The 2013 champion, Janet Melville (Royal Birkdale, Lancashire) birdied the last to take her place against Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex), a past winner of the English senior stroke play title. Housman in turn came through a good tussle with last year’s runner-up, Karen Jobling (Richmond, Yorkshire). Another international, Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex), improvised with her rescue club to avoid fat chip shots and it paid off with a 3/2 win. She plays Sandy Catford (Wath, Yorkshire) who was another fast starter today. She was five up at the turn before Linda Hunt (Newbury & Crookham, Berkshire) fought back and took the match to the 16th. “It was a really good, feisty second nine,” said Catford. Jo Shorrocks (Bigbury, Devon), mounted a successful fightback after dropping three behind in her game. “I had a struggle and a big hook – and changed my grip over the last few holes and managed to win,” she said after her 2up win. She will play Nicola Tebbutt (Carlisle, Cumbria). Tomorrow’s line-up is completed by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) and Julia Gallagher (Woburn, Bedfordshire) who won through on the 19th today. In the second flight, for over 60s, the top seed Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire), was toppled by the 16th qualifier, Sue Penfold (Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire), who won 1up. She now plays Sue Westall (Copt Heath, Warwickshire). Click here for Flight one scores for the Wendy Taylor Salver Click here for Flight Two scores for the Ann Howard Trophy Images © Leaderboard Photography 17 May 2017 Winning in the rain at senior championship
Facebook370Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationTravelers in Lacey have a little more time left to make plans for a weekend-long closure of the Marvin Road (State Route 510) overpass.Overpass closure schedule 10:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, until 5:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, the Marvin Road overpass and northbound exit to Marvin Road will close. The northbound I-5 exit to Quinault Drive will remain open.People traveling through the area should plan for lengthy delays as drivers detour around the overpass closure. Drivers are encouraged to adjust their weekend trips by traveling earlier or later in the day to avoid peak-periods, carpool or take transit.After the weekend work is complete, crews will remove a temporary Marvin Road detour to Hogum Bay Road and restore all lanes on the overpass.The work is part of continuing efforts to convert the existing overpass into a diverging diamond interchange.Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT app and the WSDOT regional Twitter account.