McNeese Eliminated with Losses to A&M, Baylor

first_imgSophomore Alexsandra Flores took the loss to end the season 19-10 overall after giving up six runs on nine hits and six walks. “It was a tough day. (Gia) Rodoni was good today, obviously she no-hits us and she plays well. For me right now its about these two players next to me (Erika Piancastelli and Morgan Catron) and their four other seniors what they have done for our program, the class they played with, dignity, and more importantly they are the most humbled group of individuals I’ve ever been around, said McNeese head coach James Landreneau. Baylor (38-17) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Kyla Walker led the game off with a single to left them moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. Walker later scored on a single to left by Jessie Scroggins for the first run of the game. McNeese (41-21) missed a chance to get on the board in the bottom of the inning when Brenique Wright was hit by a pitch then went to second on a wild pitch. Shelbi Strickland and Carleigh Chaumont both drew walks to load the bases with one out. Edwards went down swinging for the second out and McClain popped out to short to end the threat. Erika Piancastelli broke up Rodoni’s perfect game by drawing a one out walk in the bottom of the inning but was later thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice by Morgan Catron. Baylor extended its lead to 6-0 in the top of the sixth with one run crossing the plate on the fourth Cowgirl error of the game and the other scoring on a sacrifice fly. “For me this is still a dream come true,” said Piancastelli as she holds back tears. “Playing for McNeese for four years was hands down the best experience I’ve ever had. To play for these girls and coach James, I’ve made a 360 flip- I’m a different person, I’m a different player. I could never have imagined myself even being here at this moment and being able to experience this with my team and to be able to get this far through the ups and downs we’ve been through just made us closer. I don’t regret a thing and I wouldn’t want it to go any other way. I’m very honored to have McNeese across my chest.” Rodoni ended the day with her fourth career no-hitter to improve to 23-11 on the year. She also picked up nine strikeouts and walked only three. Four McNeese players reached base with Piancastelli, Chaumont and Shelbi Strickland drawing walks while the other Cowgirl base runner was Brenique Wright who was hit by a pitch.center_img The Lady Bears added another run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Hannah Thompson on a long fly ball to left field caught by Edwards saved a potential home run. It wasn’t the way the Cowgirls wanted it to end but they have something to be proud of when they get to looking back on their careers at McNeese. Scroggins gave Baylor a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a RBI double to left field that scored Nicky Dawson. Dawson led the inning off with a walk. Baylor extended its lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning on a close play at home when Shelby Friudenberg flew out to left fielder Taylor Edwards and on the relay, Taylor Ellis slid under the tag of catcher Aubree Turbeville at home. COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The 2018 season came to an end for McNeese softball and the careers of seniors Erika Piancastelli, Shanice Hagler, Shelbi Strickland, Hailey Drew, Morgan Catron, and Carleigh Chaumont Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Baylor in the College Station Regional Tournament. McNeese ends its season with an overall 41-31 record.Earlier, McNeese’s seven-game winning streak came to an end with a 10-1, six inning loss to Texas A&M. “At the end of the day, you always look at the wins and losses and the records but that’s not what we focus on at McNeese,” said Catron. “We focus on memories and relationships that we have made with each other because that is what we will remember down the road. Like Erika said, I wouldn’t trade this experience and this time with anybody. I’m very grateful to have McNeese across my chest.”last_img read more

FRAN’S VALENTINE QUOTES-SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, CORDIALITY, WINNER: “When I got back, I was surprised to see those fast fractions. It was a funny set up, the plan going in was to sit second, third or fourth, but when nobody went, we inherited the lead by accident. When the four (runner-up Queen Bee to You) came to her, I got a little concerned. Turning for home, she kicked on and was very impressive, her ears were up and she was doing it pretty easy the whole way, I just sat on her to the top of the lane and she fought really hard.”TRAINER QUOTESTIM YAKTEEN, CORDIALITY, WINNER: “We had a plan for her when we claimed her (Two starts back for $62,500 on Feb. 18), we just didn’t have a prep race, so that’s why we had to run her against those tough mares in her last race, but it worked out well for us. The 46 and two (fifths, for a half mile) didn’t concern me, but when she didn’t kick away at the quarter pole I thought they were going to swamp her. But she showed her heart and her determination, she’s a gritty mare. We are going to enjoy the moment. The Solana Beach Stakes(at Del Mar) would probably be our next target like she did last year.”NOTES: The winning owner is Donnie Crevier who resides in Costa Mesa, CA.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2020)–At Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority.We are in full compliance with all government and local health orders and are taking every possible precaution and safeguard to ensure the health and safety of the limited number of essential racing personnel required to operate racing without fans.The horse racing industry is unique in several respects and now, perhaps more than ever in these difficult times, we must be mindful of our responsibility to prioritize the safety and well-being of the horses and those who care for them.We have the ability to limit exposure per health and governmental regulations while continuing to support our industry.The following protocols are in force at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands. The Recreational Hall and associated gym facilities in the stable area are closed.All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only CHRB licensed trainers and essential personnel who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the CHRB, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Security personnel at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Training Center are closed to new out-of-state personnel. No new personnel are allowed to accompany a horse onto TSG property from out-of-state, including jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms.Horses must ship in to a trainer who currently has a barn at one of the three locations.Anyone travelling internationally, including owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and exercise riders, must undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and pass a physical examination prior to being allowed onto the grounds. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed to all but the official chart caller.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Travel for jockeys will be restricted.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and essential CHRB licensed personnel responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area.last_img read more

Mourinho eyes young German shot-stopper Nubel as Lloris successor at Spurs

first_imgIt means the veteran has not yet had a chance to show the new Spurs boss what he can do.On top of that, the almost 10 year age gap between Lloris and Nubel could be seen as another reason for Mourinho to switch things up for his North London side.Speaking on the young shot-stopper, Hatchard told talkSPORT: ”He is the captain of Schalke and a goalkeeper in his early 20s. He is a very good goalkeeper with a [Manuel] Neuer vibe about him”.2 JOSE MOURINHO has his eyes on Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel as the newly appointed Tottenham manager targets a successor for current shot stopper Hugo Lloris, it’s been claimed.Despite conceding 15 goals in 12 Bundesliga matches and keeping just three clean sheets, Nubel has still managed to impress, being named captain of his current club.2 Nubel has impressed for Bundesliga side Schalke and could be a replacement for LlorisAnd it comes at the perfect time for Mourinho who is keeping close tabs on Nubel as the 23-year-old only has 12 months left on his current contract.Schalke, who sit 5th in the table, offered Nubel a new contract in the summer, but so far he has not put pen to paper.European football expert Kevin Hatchard told talkSPORT: “One little whisper that came my way on Spurs in the last few days is that they are keeping an eye on Alexander Nubel.”That interest could lead to France goalkeeper Lloris becoming one of the first casualties of the Mourinho era.The 32-year-old was struggling for form and then picked up a serious elbow injury for which he underwent surgery at the start of this month.He injured the elbow and sustained ligament damage during the Premier League game against Brighton last month.THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidslast_img read more

U20 Pukpuks to take on Tonga on Tuesday

first_imgThe Pukpuks suffered a heavy 63-0 loss to the home side Fiji in round 1 clash on Friday and will be desperate to get points on the board.Tonga is coming off a big win from round 1 walking over Vanuatu 81-0The game kicks off at ANZ Stadium at 3pm (12pm PNG time).In the other round 2 match, Fiji will play Vanuatu at 5pm.After the completion of round 3, the team with the highest competition points will be declared winner of the 2015 Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy.last_img

Tuchel: “I think Cavani will stay with us”

first_img“It has been difficult for Cavani. He has been injured several times and that caused him to lose his rhythm. Meanwhile, the others did well. He is here with a good mood. I have a lot of confidence in him and in Walls. I think that the two will stay with us “, The technician explained. Atletico, meanwhile, is looking for a way to balance accounts, so that it can make room for staff spending to reinforce the attack. In addition to Cavani, Alcácer, Ekambi and Piatek are other options that are considered. Cavani, who ends the contract with PSG in June, wants to leave the French club. Cavani is one of the strikers who are on the list of Atlético to reinforce the squad in this winter market. The Uruguayan striker has several market windows being in the orbit of the mattress club. This time it seems closer than ever, although his club, the PSG, resists. Today Tuchel, coach of the Parisian club has publicly analyzed the situation of the Uruguayan, who has lost presence in the eleven after the arrival of Icardi.last_img read more

Vila-Real Club Deportivo Espanyol for a few hours

first_imgWith fewer followers, 700, but equally mythical, was the displacement to Vila-Real on February 1, 2004, once again with the permanence at stake. That meeting was decided by a striker who had just signed (as now De Tomás), Claudiu Raducanu, with a goal in the 89th minute. Such was the euphoria that at the end of the game, and when the Romanian went to celebrate with the stands, a fence gave and there was an avalanche.There will be 4,000 ‘wolves’ in CornellàThe reverse path to the parakeets to Vila-Real will be traced Wolverhampton Wanderers fans on February 27 in Cornellà, on the occasion of the round of the round of 16 of the Europa League. The English club has requested 4,000 tickets to Espanyol, so outside the visiting fish tank, you must resituate members to group all the ‘wolves’ who attend a continental afternoon. Not only is the Second round what next weekend starts at Espanyol. They are also the renewed illusions that have led to the arrival of Abelardo Fernández on the bench, the tie in the derby and the signing of Raúl de Tomás, with debut and goal in the Copa del Rey. The LaLiga calendar has wanted that awakening to coincide with one of the traditionally most comfortable trips for parrots, to Vila-Real, just three hours by road. And above, the schedule of the game, four in the afternoon, helps. So the stars have lined up to live a massive landing.He announced this Monday morning the club that already The ‘packs’ of tickets that were put on sale, with coach and location have been sold out in La Cerámica for only 15 euros. These are 1,425 seats and 22 buses (which will depart from Barcelona, ​​Girona, Tarragona and Tàrrega), thick numbers that will be increased outside the official circuit, since there are hundreds of fans who acquire them on their own (mostly, in the same Goal where the bounded area for the visiting public is located) and that will be moved by private transport. So it is calculated that Around 2,000 followers will come to Vila-Real from Espanyol. This Sunday’s trip andVo directly to the one that was lived on the occasion of this same meeting, Villarreal-Espanyol, on March 7, 2009. So, with salvation also as a primary objective, The staff paid the cost of the coaches, which were 37 for the 22 now, which also pay the players. This mobilization is considered the most massive of parakeet followers in LaLiga, since brought together 2,500, a figure that will be touched now. What should not be repeated for the interests of Espanyol is the result, a 1-0 in which the great protagonist, things of destiny, was an immeasurable Diego López, then ‘groguet’ goalkeeper and now in Espanyol.last_img read more

Álvaro Cervera: “The players are incredulous because they don’t know what happened”

first_imgIraola: “It’s hard to believe that there have been six goals in this match“The coach of Mirandés, Andoni Iraola, acknowledges being satisfied with the point achieved in time of extension. He admits that he could not easily develop the game by bands: “It is hard to believe that there have been six goals in this match. There have been few scoring chances and you finish 3-3. We were not bad in the first half, but more has been played to what Cadiz wanted than what we wanted. The opposite has happened to us in the first leg, which was Cádiz who won in the last minutes. He knows the point well. “He acknowledges not being able to develop his football by band: “We are a team that is very good in transitions. We generate many occasions, but with Cádiz it is difficult. We have powerful bands but their sides have been very well defensively, both Iza and Pacha (Espino), so we have run out of Many occasions”.Finally he claimed that anything could happen during the meeting: “The game was not settled anywhere. Since there have not been many occasions for either team. When it seemed that the last goal of Cadiz was going to be the tip, our two goals have come.” The cadist technician describes the encounter as strange. “The game on our part without being very well, more or less controlled, but we have lacked one against one. In the back we have improved, without being fresh we have made three goals. I do not know what happened, every time we They arrived was goal. You have to try not to throw a goal. Two shots from outside the area and a foul shot. “He did not dislike the defensive part despite the result. “Defensively we have not been bad. If we when we have it and we are winning and you end up in your area it costs them more work. They have made us three goals and we have to analyze it to see if there is a way to correct it, it is difficult but we must do it “.Restlessness. “There are symptoms that there are things that we do not improve. It was important to win to give us some peace of mind. Four goals the Numancia and three the Mirandés, there will be people who see it normal, I do not, if you want to be up they can not mark you.”As for the locker room he said that the players had been found “Be quiet and with low heads. They are incredulous because they don’t know what happened.”last_img read more

Paco Jémez: “We have to rotate”

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank Lightning climbing has just begun. Paco Jémez lives a positive moment after running the risk of losing his position on the bench. In just over a month everything has changed and now the Franjirrojos already add a seven-game streak without losing between Copa and Liga. The last good news has been the signing of Jorge De Frutos, what he arrives from Real Madrid Castilla after breaking his assignment with Real Valladolid. On the morning of this Friday, the end already he trained with the team to be present on Saturday before the Ponferradina. The Canarian coach expects other reinforcements from this winter market: for now, there is talk of another player of the Pucela, Alvaro Aguado.The presence of Fruit“We are going to take it to see the group dynamics and to see how we work. Then, if the file can be processed, it will give us a few minutes. It arrives in good physical condition. ”The match against Ponferradina “It’s a complicated and difficult game. They have the same points as us, although with one game less. But we are in a dynamic where we have to keep winning wherever we go. We are doing things very well and with that I think we can compete with anyone. ”The physical state of the equipment“The team has recovered well. I have no doubt that the team will be fresh tomorrow. The physical work has been very small, we have used these days to recover ”.The lineup for Saturday’s game“We try to combine the players knowing that we have several matches. We have to make rotations. Maybe from one game to another, we see changes. There may be a change tomorrow. We have too many games trying to combine. ”Ulloa’s condition“He is ready to play, but I prefer to leave until Monday and from there he will start training with the group. I want him to recover well. ”The presence of the canteranos“Not Saturday but for Thursday (against Betis in the Cup) possibly someone has his debut. For this match neither Fabian nor Dani are summoned because we understand that rival needs something else. I would like someone to debut because they are working well. ”center_img * Data updated as of January 17, 2020last_img read more

Schwartzman, Londero and Ramos go to rooms in Córdoba

first_imgSpaniard Albert Ramos, Argentines Diego Schwartzman and Juan Ignacio Londero, Chilean Christian Garín and Serbian Laslo Djere gained their matches of the Cordoba Open, in Argentina, and certified for the quarterfinals of the ATP 250.Ramos was left with the Spanish duel after beating Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6 (4) – (7) 7 and 6-4.In fourths, his rival shall be Schwartzman, first head of sequence and quantity 14 of the world, that this Friday in the morning beat the Spanish additionally Jaume Munar 6-1 and 7-5.One other Spaniard who fell in the eighths was Pedro Martinez. The 22 yr outdated He misplaced to Djere 6-3 and 6-4. The Serbian will face the present champion, Londero, who eradicated his compatriot Pedro Cachín by a double 6-3.Additional, Garin beat Hungarian Attila Balazs by a convincing 6-3 and 6-0.In fourths, the Chilean will play in opposition to his compatriot Pablo Cuevas.The quarterfinals shall be performed from Thursday to Friday and Saturday would be the semifinals.The second version of the Cordoba Open, which is performed on clay, will finish this Sunday and the subsequent day will begin the principle draw of the Argentine Open ATP 250, which shall be held in Buenos Aires.last_img read more