The Batesville girl’s varsity tennis team defeated Franklin Co. 4-1 on Thursday to improve their record to 2-0 on season and 2-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated by Audrey Brack 2-6, 4-6.#2 Singles- Alana Pinckley defeated Ashley Monroe 6-2, 6-4.#3 Singles- Rachael Rose defeated Grace Moster 6-1, 6-2.#1 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington defeated Kelsey Ball and Tori Volk 6-2, 6-0.#2 Doubles- Audrey Weigle and Anna Kick defeated Inga Van Meter and Lauren Klei 6-0, 6-4.In JV, Batesville won 4-0. Jenna Harmeyer won in singles while the doubles teams of Grace Heppner/Mary Elkins, Baylee Rohlfing/Corinne Stone, and Maggie Schwettman/Sophie/Brown were all winners.Both teams will play Connersville Friday at home starting at 5:00.
What’s more exciting than watching baseball all day?Well, probably watching football, hockey or basketball all day.In today’s sports world filled with adrenaline pumping, full-contact, grinding-it-out-for-the-win excitement, baseball’s classy, leisurely style just doesn’t have quite the same effect on the general public.Sure, baseball is “America’s pastime,” but the grandeur of the sport seems to have been tarnished as football rose to dominance and took the sports throne.In light of all this, opening day has become a contested day of the year – either people are head-over-heels for it, or they couldn’t care less.For those who couldn’t care less, they missed out on one of the more exciting opening days baseball has seen in awhile. Being a Twins fan, I’d like to see the Yankees die a slow, torturous death after what they’ve put me through the last two years. But upon watching their entire game today against the Tigers, entertainment ensued.While all my expectations consisted of the Yankees creaming the Tigers, baseball can’t get much more exciting with a 3-3 tie headed into the seventh. Sure, Curtis Granderson hit a bomb out to right field, securing a 1-0 record for New York, off Detroit lefty Phil Coke as soon as he took the mound (so it seemed), but the game single-handedly showed baseball at its finest.Originally, I was indifferent about opening day – mainly because the Twins didn’t play – but also because I wasn’t quite feeling up for baseball season quite yet, and I wasn’t expecting anything too exciting to happen upon looking at the schedule.I was seriously going to propose opening day should be filled with rivalries: Yankees-Red Sox, White Sox-Twins, Brewers-Cubs, and the list goes on. Sure, there’s one rivalry played each year to start the season off – this year the baseball gods have graced us with the San Francisco Giants and L.A. Dodgers.Even if these rivalries were just a one-day event and not a series, creating more hype about opening day and the start of baseball season would be more remarkable and more exciting.Initially, I was expecting these shortcomings without big rival games. I thought baseball would start without being remarkable or interesting.I was wrong.Besides the surprisingly entertaining Yankees game – which I despise myself for liking due to my Twins fandom – coupled with a rollercoaster Brewers-Reds game, opening day had that magic baseball has been missing lately.Now all you Badger-Brewer fans don’t fret; the Brewers loss was a hard blow, but the game as a whole was exactly what opening day needed.Starting off with back-to-back homeruns from Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez is probably the best way any team can start off a season, but then to add a third only four innings later seemed to seal the deal. How could Brewers fans not feel as if the Brewers were finally showing promise?Enter the ninth inning. Down 6-3, the Reds clearly did not want to start off on the wrong foot by taking the loss. The squad came back with a hot fury worthy of its name.Maybe the pressure for a save with a three-run advantage was too much for righty John Axford? Maybe it was opening day jitters? Or maybe Axford felt he had to give the fans something to remember, something to draw them – or the people who could care less about the day – in?Whatever was going through Axford’s mind, the Reds took advantage of whatever weakness they saw, and Ramon Hernandez hit a three-run home run after Jonny Gomes hit a sacrifice fly, giving Cincinnati four runs in the ninth for the win.Who saw that coming? Definitely not the Brewers.Understandably, the loss was tough, but that game helped make 2011 Opening Day into something glorious.Instead of being bored with the fact that baseball started and feeling a severe lack of fulfillment from sports – baseball just doesn’t do it for me the way football or hockey does – this season is shaping up to be a turning point.Yeah, it’s only been one day, but it’s been a day like no other. For once, sitting down and watching three hours of baseball was made possible without also doing homework or any other sort of activity.Even the Dodgers-Giants game had that special something that helped make one of baseball’s finest days even better.Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw and Giants righty Tim Lincecum fought it out in a true battle of the pitchers. The game was close throughout and forced you to want it to stay close, to see which pitcher could grind it out the longest.Baseball hasn’t been the sport of a nation as it once was by any means recently, but for once, there’s hope. For once, baseball held the captivating emotions, and grinding-it-out-for-the-win excitement made you glue your eyes to the TV rather than take a nap.Kelly is a sophomore intending to major in journalism. Did opening day captivate you as much as it did her? Let her know about your favorite baseball moments at email@example.com or follow her on Twitter @kellyerickson4.
The combination left the top-rated minor-league pitching prospect with a 9.39 ERA and 2.35 WHIP after his first two major-league starts and Roberts was asked if it might have been a more conducive environment to let Urias make his big-league debut at home.“I don’t really know if there’s an ideal situation (for a big-league debut at age 19),” Roberts said. “When you’re talking about major-league hitters and major-league ballparks, there’s really no soft landing. I think you can script it or paint it anyway you want. But these are still very good hitters regardless of what opponent and where you’re playing.”Roberts said he saw progress from Urias in his second start and that was encouraging enough to give him a third start, at home this time.“He didn’t get the results he would like the first two starts,” Roberts said. “But the way the ball was coming out, the way he competes, the way he handled himself in New York and Chicago – we want to see him again. We want to get another look at him and give him another opportunity.”Rehab restarts The Dodgers have turned to Urias to fill a spot in their starting rotation in part because left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been unable to make any of the optimistic targets for his return from shoulder surgery over a year ago.After making three rehab starts in the minors, Ryu was scratched from a scheduled fourth start due to discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder. Ryu has restarted his throwing program and is playing catch from distances up to 120 feet, according to Roberts Saturday.There is no timetable for Ryu to throw off a mound again or re-start his rehab assignment in the minors. When he does, Roberts estimated the left-hander will need to make “at least four” minor-league starts before being considered for a return to the majors.Meanwhile, Brandon McCarthy also had a minor setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He has returned to the mound and is scheduled to throw a three-inning (approximately 60 pitches) simulated game to hitters in the next couple days, according to Roberts. At least one more sim game will follow that session before McCarthy will start a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment.In both cases, it is apparent that even the best-case scenario — something that has only been a wasted exercise in optimism to date (particularly in Ryu’s case) — would not put either pitcher back in the Dodgers’ rotation until after the All-Star break next month.AlsoHowie Kendrick returned to the starting lineup after missing two games with a minor shoulder injury suffered Wednesday at Wrigley Field. … Former major-league reliever Joe Thatcher exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and was given his release by the Dodgers. Thatcher, 34, had a 3.60 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 17 appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City. … Outfielder James Ramsey cleared waivers and was outrighted to the OKC Dodgers. Ramsey was designated for assignment last week in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for reliever Casey Fien. Ramsey was batting .222 for Oklahoma City. The Dodgers looked around, considered their options — and found none.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Saturday that 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias will make at least one more start in the majors. He is scheduled to pitch again Tuesday at home against the Colorado Rockies.“We felt he did throw the ball well in Chicago,” Roberts said. “To get him another start here at home is great for him and great for us. He deserves it.”Urias made his major-league debut in New York just over a week ago and lasted only 2 2/3 innings against the Mets. In his second start, he lasted five innings but gave up three home runs and six runs to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $271,354 INTO THURSDAY; 13 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $5,803.70 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained unsolved on Sunday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $271,354 into Thursday’s eight-race program.Although there was no single ticket winner today, there were 13 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $5,803.70.With a Jackpot carryover of $239,019 from Saturday, there was $141,231 in new money wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $380,250.First post time on Thursday is at 1 p.m. and approximate post for race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, is at 2 p.m. PT.Santa Anita offers free parking and admission on Thursday, with admission gates opening for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room on both Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Okay Industries Inc., a company that specializes in the production of high-precision metal components for the medical supplies industry, last week inaugurated a $1.5 million, 1,400 square-meter plant in Costa Rica. The new facility – the company’s first plant outside the United States – is located in Free Trade Zone Z, in the province of Alajuela, north of San José.“Today, we have 41 [international] companies operating in Costa Rica with more than 122 different products that are being exported to 73 destinations in the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe,” Foreign Trade Minister Anabel González said. “We will continue consolidating our country’s prestige as a leader in the medical supplies industry on an international scale.”Okay Industries President Jason Howey said the decision to start operations in Costa Rica was a result of the stability the country offers investors, the strong medical-device industry that already operates here, and the availability of highly educated workers. Facebook Comments No related posts.