Skoug homers twice as Frogs squeak by ‘Horns 11-10 in extras

first_imgBranson Nelson Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Branson Nelson Twitter Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Twitter Branson Nelson Facebook ReddIt Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challengecenter_img printThe No. 7 Horned Frogs moved to 5-0 in extra-inning games this season as they overcame a strong comeback effort by Texas to win 11-10 in 11 innings on a walk-off sacrifice fly from Connor Wanhanen.“Great at-bat from Wanhanen, considering his at-bats in the second half of the game weren’t nearly as good as the first half,” said TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle.TCU led the Longhorns 9-4 in the seventh inning, before Texas ran off six unanswered runs from the seventh through the tenth innings to take a 10-9 lead into the bottom of the tenth. Horned Frog catcher Evan Skoug launched his second homer of the day, number 11 on the season, to leadoff the bottom of the tenth to even the game at 10.“I knew in the back of my head that I owed it to everyone on the bench and everyone in the game,” Skoug said. “I owed them that run because I caught a very poor game today. I really wanted to do what I could to get my team back in it.”Cal Coughlin struck out the 7-8-9 hitters of the Texas lineup in order in the top of the 11th, before TCU loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning for Wanhanen. After falling behind in the count 0-2, Wanhanen hit a fly ball to deep left center to bring home pinch-runner Evan Williams from third and take game one from Texas.“Any game one victory in conference, any victory in conference for that matter, is big,” Wanhanen said, “especially now, coming down to the wire and to the end, just as things are about to start getting crazy.”The TCU lineup touched the Big 12’s leader in ERA and strikeouts, Morgan Cooper, for seven runs in just three innings. Cooper, who entered the game 6-2 with a 1.45 ERA, had not given up an extra-base hit in 38.1 innings of conference play before the Horned Frogs hit four doubles and a home run in the first three innings against him.After UT pushed a run across in the top of the first, Austen Wade led off the bottom of the inning against Cooper with a double to left center, extending his on-base streak to 32 games. A hit batter, a strikeout and a walk set up Cam Warner to single hard back up the middle to put TCU ahead 2-1.In the second, TCU broke out for four runs on three hits and a walk. Ryan Merrill walked with one out ahead of Wade’s second double in as many innings, putting two in scoring position. Luken Baker followed a strikeout with a two out, two run double down the left field line to make the score 4-1. Skoug then laced a two run homer to center field to extend the lead to 6-1.Texas scratched a run across in the top of the third off of TCU starter Nick Lodolo, but Merrill got the run back in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single.Cooper was pulled after the third inning, having given up seven runs on eight hits and three walks. The seven earned runs were two more than he had given up in conference play all season, and it raised his overall ERA to 2.27.Lodolo was pulled after giving up two straight singles in the top of the fifth, as his pitch count had risen to 88. Charles King entered out of the bullpen, but allowed both Longhorns to score to make the score 7-4.Lodolo finished the night having tossed 4+ innings with eight strikeouts. He gave up four runs on seven hits, a walk and a hit batter.TCU answered the UT two-run inning with one of its own to make it 9-4 as eight and nine hole hitters Elliott Barzilli and Merrill each hit a solo home run. Both players are tied for third on the team with five home runs.The bottom third of the Horned Frogs lineup, Josh Watson, Barzilli and Merrill combined to go 8-14 at the plate on Friday. The trio added four walks, three RBIs and three extra-base hits.Texas roared back into the game in the seventh as they scored four runs off King. UT opened the inning with four singles in five batters, pushing King out of the game in favor of Haylen Green. Green entered with one out in a 9-6 game and issued a four pitch walk to load the bases. Wymer came on and struck out the first batter before giving up a two run single up the middle to cut the TCU lead to 9-8.TCU got a single and a walk in the bottom of the seventh, but stranded both runners.After getting the final two outs of the seventh, Wymer returned for the eighth and set down the Longhorns in order with two strikeouts. Wymer continues to be the most reliable Horned Frog reliever, as he leads the team in appearances (20) and ERA (1.54).TCU closer Durbin Feltman came in for the ninth looking for his 12th save in 13 tries, but UT pushed an unearned run across to tie the game at nine. A leadoff single, a passed ball and two sacrifices scored the run to complete the comeback. The blown save was just Feltman’s second in 22 career attempts, but it was his second in the last three weeks.The Frogs had the top of their lineup up in the  bottom of the ninth, but three straight ground outs to shortstop put them down in order.Feltman returned for the top of the tenth, but a single, a walk and a catcher’s interference loaded the bases with two outs for Texas. The Longhorns took the lead on a single, but Watson threw out a second runner at the plate to end the inning and keep the score at 10-9.With the runs in the 10th and 11th, the Horned Frogs were able to secure a pivotal series-opening victory over Texas, distancing themselves by 1/2 game from both Texas Tech and West Virginia who had their Friday game postponed. Those two teams will play a double header on Saturday in Morgantown. TCU leads Texas Tech by  1.5 games and WVU by 2.5 games in the Big 12 standings.TCU and Texas square off in game two on Saturday at noon at Lupton Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN 2. 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Councillor says diversion of development levy money to Irish Water will hinder council

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Councillor says diversion of development levy money to Irish Water will hinder council By admin – April 13, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMc Conalogue calls for “genuine conversation” on future of one teacher schoolsNext articleMcIlroy takes positives as Spieth wins Masters admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Féin Councillor John Shéamais Ó Fearraigh has described plans to force local authorities to hand over development levy funds to Irish Water as scandalous.The levy which in recent years was charged on new developments by local authorities throughout the country is now to be transferred to Irish Water because of a vesting order which was signed by Minister Alan Kelly late last week.Members of the Right2Water campaign will picket today’s reconvened meeting of Donegal County Council.Cllr O’Fearraigh says this is another blow to the council and will hinder funding for other services in the county……………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Homepage BannerNews LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

Ex-worker pleads guilty

first_imgA former University employee in Notre Dame’s Office of the Registrar pled guilty to four counts of voyeurism last week in the St. Joseph County Superior Court. Don G. Steinke was originally charged with one count of voyeurism, but the State of Indiana added three more counts on Feb. 28, according to court documents. The state agreed not to file any further charges arising from investigation of the case, according to court documents. As part of the plea agreement, a six-year cap was placed on any total executed sentence Steinke receives. On March 7, 2011, a woman found a pen camera aimed at the toilet on the floor of a women’s bathroom in Grace Hall. The pen camera was turned over to Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), according to court documents. Steinke allegedly admitted to placing the camera in the women’s restroom with the intent to retrieve the camera and download the recorded video content. Notre Dame declined to comment further on the additional charges. “We were made aware of the camera, we investigated it and made the arrest,” University Spokesman Dennis Brown said. “We disabled the operation and worked closely with the prosecutor and law enforcement. We’re confident that the criminal justice system would play itself out appropriately and that certainly is what has taken place.” St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jerome Frese took the plea under advisement and set sentencing for April 26 at 9 a.m.last_img read more

Million-dollar beach home for $10

first_img63 Mudjimba Esplanade, Mudjimba, Sunshine CoastAmong the dream home’s features was a large plunge pool with rock face water feature. It overlooks a covered gazebo for outdoor dining and luxury barbecue kitchen with drinks fridge.The home also has a courtyard lounge complete with fire pit and fish pond. Endeavour Foundation’s next prize home on the Sunshine CoastTHIS million dollar home at Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast is up for grabs for $10 as the next prize home to come out of Queensland.The resort-style home on millionaire’s row was bought by the Endeavour Foundation for its Beachfront Lifestyle Lottery, with funds going towards helping people with a disability. Endeavour Foundation’s next prize home on the Sunshine Coast“Ultimately, this beautiful home will help someone with a disability create a home of their own, pursuing the real possibilities within their own lives”.The prize home opened for viewing Friday February 3 with tickets available until March 22. 63 Mudjimba Esplanade, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast.Now valued at over $1.1 million, the home at 63 Mudjimba Esplanade, Mudjimba, has three bedrooms, one study, two full baths and is less than 100 metres from the beach.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“The prize home personifies relaxed coastal living,” according to the foundation, with the property suitable for both a holiday retreat or a permanent beachside home. Endeavour Foundation’s next prize home on the Sunshine CoastEndeavour Foundation executive general manager of supporter enterprises, Andrew Thomas, said the lotteries helped fund the At Home With Choices program, which builds modern, accessible houses to give people with a disability more choices about where they live.last_img read more

Kearney warns against complacency

first_img It may be Payne is kept in reserve even if he is fit to play Georgia on Sunday. Hooker Rory Best (calf) and flanker Chris Henry (severe migraine) are unlikely to feature against the Lelos and four players have been added to the Ireland training group – Ulster centre Darren Cave, Munster back Andrew Conway, Leinster tighthead Tadhg Furlong and Robin Copeland, the Munster back row. Best has resumed running and could be back to face the Wallabies. Michael Kearney added: “It might be more prudent to give him a few more days to recover just to make sure he is right. “A more realistic target might be Australia but he hasn’t been ruled out of Sunday.” Ireland are determined to carry the momentum from the victory over the Springboks and full-back Rob Kearney expects head coach Joe Schmidt to make tactical alterations to front up to a Georgia side reliant on a fearsome forward pack. “We have an ability as players to play lots of different types of game plans and we’ve got a fantastic coaching squad who are able to manipulate a specific type of game plan based on the opposition we are playing,” Rob Kearney added. “South Africa and Georgia are two very different teams so I would imagine our game plan will vary a little bit. “They’re a good team and they have a huge pack. A lot, if not all of them, are playing Top 14 and Premiership rugby. “Okay, a lot of their backs are homegrown players, but they do have the potential to be dangerous players.” Like his full-back, Schmidt will not be satisfied with the South Africa win. “He’s trying to make us winners every single week, to improve our performance on a weekly basis,” Rob Kearney added. “He’s trying to make us that 80-minute plus team, which is something we probably haven’t been a lot over the last decade or so. “It (beating South Africa) gives us that confidence to take on Southern Hemisphere teams. “That is huge for our mental ability going into a game, knowing we can genuinely compete and beat the best teams in the world.” The 29-year-old committed his future to Leinster on Tuesday, but had no intention of leaving to play elsewhere. “It was always a case of staying here,” he said. “I’ve no reason to leave. I’m very happy here, I’m part of two fantastic teams. “I’m playing with all my friends and we’re still competing heavily in a lot of competitions so there was never a need for me to consider moving anywhere else.” Press Association Ireland claimed a surprise 29-15 win over the Springboks, who had beaten world champions New Zealand in their prior Test a month earlier. Georgia proved challenging opposition for Ireland at the 2007 World Cup – Ireland eventually prevailing 14-10 – and that Bordeaux contest has been spoken about this week. Rob Kearney has cautioned against complacency as Ireland look to back up their defeat of South Africa against Georgia this weekend. Kearney, who on Tuesday signed a three-year extension to his Irish Rugby Football Union contract to remain at Leinster until June 2018, said: “Confidence is a brilliant thing and sometimes over-confidence can be a detrimental thing. “It is key we find the balance there between the two and by no means we get carried away with one victory over a South African team who played poorly on the day and didn’t really seem that the defeat hurt them after the game. “The scalp of getting a southern hemisphere team and the confidence it’ll bring to our team as a whole is probably the biggest benefit of the whole thing. “We are very aware of just what was achieved on the day but by no means losing the run of ourselves and getting ahead of our station. “I think South Africa played poorly enough and certainly there’s a lot of work-ons from our performance too.” Changes may be required following the Springboks victory, with centre Jared Payne to undergo further assessment on a sprained foot on Wednesday. Team manager Michael Kearney said: “Jared is going to have further medical assessment and scans tomorrow. “We’ll know a little bit better after that. At the moment there’s no detail on his chances of being fit for either Georgia or Australia.” last_img read more

‘SWAN Members Are Critical Stakeholders in Nigerian Sports’

first_img“While we advise sports administrators to do the right thing, we, as sports writers must also do our part by ensuring that we dish out balanced reports.’’“Our task is sacred and demands high sense of responsibility,” the SWAN President further stated.He said one of SWAN’s challenges was to regain the confidence of the people, a task Sirawoo emphasised would be quickly accomplished by members realising that “we not only share a common goal as SWAN, but believe in the existence of the association through our actions.”The SWAN President commended the Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, as well as the sports federations and other critical stakeholders, for identifying with the mission of the new SWAN Executive Committee which was anchored on professionalism and restoration of the dignity of the association towards quality service delivery.According to him, SWAN is the sports arm of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) which houses and coordinates the activities of editors, reporters, photographers, researchers, producers, commentators and cameramen in the sports sector of the print and electronic media.“We shall come hard on any member whose action undermines the supremacy of the association,” he declared and thanked members for their conduct and elaborate coverage of the visit of FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General Fatma Samoura to Nigeria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Honour Sirawoo, has advised sports administrators to see sports journalists as critical stakeholders in sports development rather than adversaries, saying “Nigeria’s march to greatness in sports cannot be achieved without the input of sports writers”.The SWAN president said sportswriters were ready to operate strictly within the rules of engagement and ensure balanced reportage and constructiveness instead of painting a picture of confrontation.Sirawoo, who was responding to questions from journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing National Hockey Super League at the Abuja National Stadium, where he joined the Federation’s top hierarchy to watch Plateau and Kaduna state teams play, said: “Our major responsibility is sports promotion and not vendetta using our privileged positions.last_img read more

Caribbean countries could receive less funding for projects -CDF

first_imgBarbados, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Fund (CDF) says regional countries could receive less funding for projects in the future because some countries have not been meeting their financial obligations.“We have enough resources to continue the programs that we have already agreed to. However, if we do not get all of the subscriptions that were due in the second cycle, there is a possibility that we may need to scale down operations, not projects that are discussed, but scale down new projects that will be anticipated for 2020. We are hoping that this will not be the case,” said the chairman of the CDF board of directors, Dr Sherwyn Williams.In addition, Williams told reporters on the side-lines of the CDF’s seventh annual meeting of contributors and development partners, that the fund, established to provide financial and technical assistance to disadvantaged countries in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) could scale back if owing member states did not meet their financial obligations to the CDF for the second funding cycle.During 2017 the CDF received contributions from two member states, St Kitts and Nevis and Belize, completing their second cycle commitment, while the outstanding balance was received from Jamaica.As at December 31, 2017, total fund balance was US$122.42 million or two per cent above that reported for 2016. This increase reflected payments from the three member states which brought the net contribution to US$109.42 million at the end of 2017.Fund owed over US$57 million Last year the CDF was owed a total of US$57.2 million, with Trinidad and Tobago owing US$40 million and Barbados US$7.4 million.For 2017, St Lucia, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Dominica, and Grenada benefited from the fund as 17 disbursements of loans and grants totaling US$4.27 million and US$5.01 million, respectively, were made during the reporting period.The CDF said that total disbursement of US$9.28 million in 2017 was 28 per cent higher than the previous year. In line with this performance, the loan portfolio recorded another year of growth at eight per cent from US$23.6 million in 2016 to US$25.71 million last year.The fund has undisbursed balance of US$7.3 million in its coffers as at December 31, 2017.Payments are still too slowCDF chief executive officer, Rodinald Soomer said the response from member states in relation to their payments was not what the fund expected, indicating that they were still too slow in meeting their obligations.He did not name the countries but indicated that there were four member states still in arrears. But he said given the financial situation facing the region, the CDF was taking a new approach in seeking payment.Soomer  said that the CDF was perhaps not the only regional institution having challenges in getting member countries to pay their dues, and that the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat was working on a system to ensure for automaticity of financing for regional institutions.last_img read more