Tough loss ends memorable U of L season
The University of Louisville baseball team's 4-3 loss to Cal State Fullerton on a controversial 11th-inning home run Monday night brought a sudden and gut-wrenching end to a U of L season that had largely been defined by triumph. U of L's 47 wins and ...
June 9, 2015
State baseball title is historic for Appoquinimink
WILMINGTON – Appoquinimink High quickly began adorning the bases with runners Saturday at Frawley Stadium and began sending them home. Four runs in the first inning and five more in the third gave the Jaguars a comfortable early cushion in their ...
May 30, 2015
Bay Port beats Preble to earn trip to state
The Bay Port baseball team can pack its bags for the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. Again. The Pirates beat Green Bay Preble 5-1 in a sectional championship at VandenPlas Field on Tuesday afternoon, earning a trip to state for the fourth straight ...
June 10, 2015
Obergefell's routine: 'Sitting there being nervous'
By 9:30, he's gone through two metal detectors, given up his cell phone, and is seated in the courtroom watching the clock and waiting for the buzzer that signals the justices are about to enter. On Thursday, Obergefell thought for a moment his case ...
June 20, 2015
A nurse's question: 'Why was she walking on the highway?'
"Nobody will ever know, I feel like, why she would cross the highway at two o'clock in the morning." The nurses, both from Northern Kentucky, met six years ago at Thomas More College, where they played softball together. "It's nice that my friend was ...
June 10, 2015
Andreatta: To Tase or not to Tase
Whether that was "active aggression" warranting use of a Taser, as opposed to baton strikes or firing bean bag rounds, will be the focus of an internal investigation that Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli has promised will be "full, fair and ...
June 2, 2015
SUNY Cortland stops La Crosse in championship opener
Austin Clock's RBI double down the left-field line culminated the four-hit inning. The Eagles put two runners aboard in the top of the eighth, but reliever Adam Brant got the final outs to preserve the Red Dragons' five-run lead. Cortland added two ...
May 27, 2015
U of L's 47 wins and first-place inaugural run in the Atlantic Coast Conference were memorable achievements, and the somber Cardinals still had some ability after Monday's game to reflect on the best of times as they coped with the worst of them. We've just got to think about winning a national championship next year. Coach Dan McDonnell, whose team narrowly missed a chance to make its third straight College World Series, said the pain of Monday night's loss is the price a program has to pay occasionally if it wants to be in the elite echelon of the sport and... "Don't coach college baseball if you don't want this," McDonnell said during an emotional postgame news conference. As high as they highs are, the lows are tough, but you can only experience the lows because you've experienced the highs. U of L's 47-18 regular season included a 25-5 mark in its first year in the ACC – a league record for wins – and the Cards finished eight games clear of second place for the Atlantic Division title. McDonnell was named conference Coach of the Year and two-way sensation Brendan McKay was Freshman of the Year. The Cards led the ACC in five statistical categories, including ERA and stolen bases, as they reached their highest national ranking ever – No. 2 in the D1Baseball and NCBWA poll.
Appoquinimink High quickly began adorning the bases with runners Saturday at Frawley Stadium and began sending them home. Four runs in the first inning and five more in the third gave the Jaguars a comfortable early cushion in their DIAA Baseball Tournament championship duel with Cape Henlopen. When the Jaguars were done, they had a 10-2 victory and some interior decorating to do. For the first time in school history, Appoquinimink needs to clear space for a state championship trophy and find a spot on its gymnasium wall to drape a state... "Appo's first state championship ever – it feels great. 8-seeded Appoquinimink (17-5) became the first public school to win the state baseball title since Brandywine in 2002. It was the first all-public final since Newark-Seaford in 1990. Appoquinimink graduated its first class in 2011, when it lost to... Now, Appo actually has one more state baseball title than crosstown rival Middletown High. 10 Cape Henlopen (14-8) was playing in the title game for the first time in the tournament's 46-year history. The Vikings, who lost for just the second time in their last 12 games, were seeking the first state baseball title for a Henlopen Conference school since Seaford in 1993. Cape took a quick 1-0 first-inning edge when Drew Mulcahy doubled and scored... A two-out first-inning uprising then quickly put Appo in command.
The Bay Port baseball team can pack its bags for the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. The Pirates beat Green Bay Preble 5-1 in a sectional championship at VandenPlas Field on Tuesday afternoon, earning a trip to state for the fourth straight year and the 12th time overall. They will play Oconomowoc in a state quarterfinal at 1 p. m. Tuesday at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, the stadium in which they won back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010. "The thing about this team here is that there have been such high... But all the way through, undefeated conference season late in the season, the expectations have been very high. Bay Port had beaten Preble by a combined 25-1 in two meetings this season, but this took far more work to get done. In a lineup dominated by seniors, it was sophomore Quinn Pierner who finally got Bay Port on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. His two-out RBI single to right field made it 1-0 in what at that point had been a pitching duel between Preble sophomore right-hander Griffin Summers and Bay Port senior right-hander Joe Baier. Preble had a few scoring opportunities early in the game — including runners on first and second with one out in the first inning and a runner on second with two outs in the third — but none better than the sixth, when the team loaded the bases...