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