Ferrocarril Central modernisation project gets underway

first_imgSpeaking at the project launch ceremony in Paso de los Toros on May 23, Transport Minister Victor Rossi said future customers would be able to depend on the upgraded railway, knowing that trains would arrive on time and without derailments.President of the Vía Central consortium Alejandro Ruibal emphasised that it is a national project, rather than one owned by a particular political party. Intendente of the Tacuarembó department Eber Da Rosa said the upgrade would help the development of a neglected region of the country, while Durazno department’s Carmelo Vidalín said modernising of the railway and opening the UPM pulp mill would be important steps towards generating employment in the centre of the country and encouraging people to live there.The project was described in detail in the November 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International magazine, which subscribers can access in the digital archive. URUGUAY: Passenger services in the Montevideo area and freight services from the capital to the north are to be suspended for at least two years from June 15, following the official launch in May of the Ferrocarril Central project to modernise the 273 km Montevideo – Paso de los Toros line.The project is being undertaken through an 18-year design, finance, build and maintain PPP contract signed early this year by the Ministry of Transport & Public Works and the Vía Central consortium of local companies Saceem and Berkes, Sacyr of Spain and NGE from France.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The overall value of the project is US$880m, with a further US$90m to be spent on related projects. This will be partly financed with a US$500m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank. The work is expected to generate more than 2 000 jobs.The route is scheduled to reopen in March 2022. Freight traffic is expected to reach 2 million tonnes/year. There would be nine daily passenger trains each way between Montevideo and Progreso, of which two would continue to 25 de Agosto, 64 km from the capital. The double-tracking would provide the possibility of operating a more frequent service to Progreso.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#center_img The scope includes track renewals, grade separation, track doubling on 26 km of the route, the provision of passing loops and the construction of sections of new alignment, including a bypass at Sarandí Grande and a diversion between Margat and the south side of the 25 de Agosto bridge to avoid an area liable to flooding. The existing tracks will be retained for passenger services. Branches will be built to serve Montevideo docks and a planned UPM pulp mill on the south bank of the Rio Negro.The line’s axleload will be raised to 22·5 tonnes and the maximum speed for freight trains to 80 km/h, and there will be passive provision for future electrification.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Win a ‘The High Note’ Superstar Gift Pack

first_imgCredit: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Terms & Conditions Showcasing brand-new original songs and soulful covers, ‘The High Note’ on DVD and Digital features breathtaking musical performances by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelvin Harrison, Jr., and comes packed with never-before-seen exclusive bonus content including an all-new original music video, deleted scenes and featurettes with cast and crew taking audiences deeper into the alluring story of Grace Davis and her captivating music career. Experience the stylish and contemporary female lead comedy ‘The High Note’, available now on Digital Download and on DVD 31st August 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Blackish’) stars as Grace Davis, a music icon who elevates her career to the next level with the help of Maggie, her ambitious assistant (Dakota Johnson; Fifty Shades of Grey franchise), in the delightful and glamorous film that brings a lighthearted humor to the illustrious and trendy LA music scene. Directed by Nisha Ganatra (‘Late Night’) and written by Flora Greeson, a former personal assistant in the music industry, ‘The High Note’ features a showstopping cast alongside Ross and Johnson including Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (‘Luce’), Bill Pullman (‘The Sinner’), Zoë Chao (‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’), and June Diane Raphael (‘The Disaster Artist’) with Eddie Izzard (‘Ocean’s Thirteen’) and Ice Cube (‘Ride Along’). To celebrate the release of ‘The High Note’ we’re giving away a Superstar Gift Pack that features a DVD copy of the film along with DVD copies of ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Dreamgirls’. Enter below for a chance to win….center_img Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis (Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie (Johnson) is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager (Ice Cube) presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Grace must choose between playing it safe or listening to her heart in a decision that could change her life forever. Entertaining and hilarious, ‘The High Note’ is an uplifting must-own film with a profound message that reminds audiences everywhere to follow your dreams. This competition closes at 23:59 BST on Thursday 3rd September 2020. Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, prizes will take longer than normal to be sent out. The competition is open to all UK residents over the age of 13.Winners will be selected at random.By entering into the competition all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions.Entertainment Focus does not allow collective or proxy entries.Entertainment Focus reserves the right to change or withdraw this competition without notice.Entertainment Focus will not pass your details to any third parties and they will be used solely for communication regarding this competition.Winners will be notified via email or social media and prizes must be claimed within 5 working days.The supplier may change the prize offered without warning.There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.Entertainment Focus’ decision is final – no correspondence will be entered into.last_img read more

Argos respond with 2-1 win over Florida Southern

first_img Share Richard Dixon scores UWF’s first goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win (Photo by Bill Stockland) Argos respond with 2-1 win over Florida Southerncenter_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – After a challenging week, the West Florida men’s soccer team responded with a strong performance in a 2-1 win over Florida Southern at Brosnaham Park on Sunday.  The win was the team’s first of the season, as the Argonauts improved to 1-2.  Florida Southern fell to 0-3-1 with the loss.The match was a defensive battle, as the two teams combined for just 14 total shots.  A lapse on defense proved to be the cause of the first goal, however, as Florida Southern scored an own goal to break the scoreless tie at the 30:09 mark.  The Moccasins took a free kick from midfield, and the ball deflected off an Argonaut and into the back of the net to put Florida Southern up by one.The Argos responded seven minutes later with a goal on one of their 15 corner kicks in the match.  Frank Cope (Mobile, Ala.) lofted the ball into the penalty area from the left corner, and Richard Dixon (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.) bolted in and blasted a header into the net to tie the game.The score remained tied through much of the second half, as the teams continued to have trouble finding scoring opportunities.  The Argos broke through in the 78th minute, as Lucas Williams (Tallahassee, Fla.) found Jack Salafrio (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) open on a through ball, and Salafrio converted the breakaway chance to put UWF ahead 2-1. The Argos will take their newfound momentum into the 2012 Gulf South Conference opener, as the team travels to face GSC newcomer Union University (Tenn.) on Friday, Sept. 14.  For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# Florida Southern (0-3-1) vs. West Florida (1-2) Date: 09/09/12      Attendance: 507 Weather: Sunny Goals by period       1  2  Tot ——————————- Florida Southern….  1  0 –  1 West Florida……..  1  1 –  2 SCORING SUMMARY:  1.  30:09 FSC OWN GOAL (unassisted) – free kick deflected into goal by UWF defender  2.  37:54 UWF Richard Dixon (Frank Cope) – header from corner kick  3.  77:28 UWF Jack Salafrio (Lucas Williams) – ball played through, one on one goal Shots: Florida Southern 6, West Florida 8 Saves: Florida Southern 2 (Brent Theriault 2), West Florida 1 (Ramon Sealy 1) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Ovechkin and Oshie Help Caps Blank the Avs, 3-0

first_imgAlex Ovechkin made no mistake about who the best player on the ice was on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. The Gr8 scored the game winning power play goal in the first period off of a nice Dmitry Orlov feed and assisted on T.J. Oshie’s second tally of the night late in the third period to close out a 3-0 Caps victory over the Colorado Avalanche.The Caps improved to 2-0-1 on this young season and they’ve taken over first place in the Metropolitan Division.Ovi was everywhere in this one with nine shot attempts, five of which were on net, three takeaways, two hits, and a whole new rash of penalty minutes (three minors). His goal and assist were his first points of the season and his line with Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov had 15 of the 40 shots on goal the Capitals would throw at Semyon Varlamov in this tilt. If not for Varly, it would’ve been more of a blowout.Oshie (two goals) led the Caps with six shots on net and he was downright dominant on the boards and in front of the net. His first goal was a power play marker in the slot that came off of a sweet feed from Nicklas Backstrom. Washington’s power play looked really strong against Colorado going two for five and improving it on the season from John Blutarsky’s grade point average (0.0) to 15.3% (2 for 13) overall. Special teams were strong in this one for the Caps since they also blanked the Avalanche on all three of their shorthanded situations.The Caps have now played 185 minutes of hockey and have allowed exactly one even strength goal and just three overall. With Braden Holtby, who was honored in the pregame for his 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winning season with his adorable family present, sitting this one out to prepare for Florida on Thursday and the Rangers on Saturday, Philipp Grubauer received the call between the pipes and he posted his first NHL shutout. Grubauer didn’t have to make too many big saves, but he made them when they counted and stopped all 18 biscuits he faced. Yes, you read that correctly, the Avalanche only had 18 shots on goal.Part of that was the fact that Colorado did the Capitals a huge favor by knocking off the Penguins on Monday night in overtime and then coming in tired for this game. The other factor was Washington’s dominant skating and effort. The Caps were simply all over the Avs from the opening puck drop, outshooting them 20-5 in period one, and never really gave Colorado a chance to win the game.The closest opportunity they had to get in the game was late in period two when Nathan MacKinnon had a wide open cage, but missed the net when the puck rolled on him. Had the 2012 #1 NHL pick scored there, it would’ve been a 2-1 affair, but he misfired and the Capitals once again gave up minimal chances in the final frame to provide Grubauer with likely the easiest shutout he’ll ever have.Going up and down the lineup, it was hard to find a Washington player that did not perform well. Orlov had a highlight reel hit on Avs superstar Matt Duchene and played a strong two way game. His shot is a real asset to the offense. Brett Connolly received his first sweater of the season and had some quality scoring chances. Overall, #10 had four shots on goal and four hits in 11:47 of ice time. He fit nicely on the line with Justin Williams and Lars Eller. Tom Wilson, playing with Daniel Winnik and Jay Beagle, had a quality game and he got under the skin of future NHL Hall of Famer, Jarome Iginla, and coerced #12 to take an instigator penalty in the middle stanza. That infraction was costly for the Avs since Oshie notched Washington’s second tally of the night on the ensuing power play.On defense, John Carlson and Matt Niskanen each played over 22 minutes while Orlov and Karl Alzner were right around 19 minutes. Brooks Orpik, who was +1 and very solid on the back end, logged 16:29 while Nate Schmidt saw just under 13 minutes of action. Coach Barry Trotz and assistant coach Todd Rierden have been able to rotate their defensemen fairly well in the three games this season, which should help keep everyone fresh and healthy.Simply put, this was a complete effort and strong performance from the Caps. In the three games they’ve played, they have looked very good and have started quickly in all of them. Faster starts and a killer instinct were things this team wanted to work on this campaign and so far, so good. Their only blemish was losing in the skills competition in Pittsburgh, and those things are coin flips.On Tuesday night, the special teams were back clicking and Washington was doing a nice job of putting pucks on the net with traffic. Those types of things add up to lots of victories.Most importantly on this evening, the Captain came to play and he was downright dominant. The Gr8 showed that when he’s focused, he’s the best goal scorer this game has ever seen.Notes: Shot attempts were 61-36 for the Caps, that’s pure domination…Marcus Johansson had two power play assists…the Caps won the faceoff battle, 31-27, Backstrom went 13-4 and Beagle was 6-3…no Capital played less than 10 minutes and none played over 24 minutes, that’s balance…Carlson led the Caps in ice time with 23:42…the Avs were 2-0 coming into this game…Washington is in Florida on Thursday at 7:30 pm and home against the Rags at 7 pm on Saturday night.last_img read more

Senegal vs. Nigeria: Super Eagles Hide Loss to Teranga Lions Behind Closed Doors

first_imgSuper Eagles beat Seychelles in final AFCON Qualifiers fixtureThe Super Eagles of Nigeria lost their last Africa Cup of Nations build up match to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Ismailia on Sunday.A defensive mix up in the 20th minute exposed the Eagles’ defence and Idrissa Gueye capitalized on it to score the only goal of the match.The three-time African champions came close to drawing level on a number of occasions with Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi almost leveling proceedings before the interval.Both coaches, who agreed to the game being played behind closed doors, made good use of the opportunity to make their maximum changes. The better chances in the second half fell to the Nigerians with Samuel Chukwueze’s close range shot blocked with a last ditch tackle and substitute Oghenekaro Etebo’s free kick on the edge of the box rattling the cross bar.Nigeria will kickoff their 2019 AFCON campaign in Group B against new comers Burundi on Saturday, June 22, before taking on Guinea on Wednesday, June 26, and finally Madagascar on Saturday, June 30.Relatedlast_img read more

Buaben signs for Watford

first_imgPrince Buaben has signed up for Watford on a free transfer Scottish side, Dundee United.The 23-year-old Ghana international has signed a two-year deal after his contract expired with Dundee this summer.Buaben is excited about his move to the Hornets and is confident they can enjoy a successful season next term.“I know the squad here is quite young. I’m delighted about that because there’s loads of hunger here and hopefully we will do well this season,” said Buaben.Source: Ghanafa.orglast_img read more

Flag’s the feather:

first_imgMORRISH medallist, national championships MVP, All-Australian, big-game specialist – none of those titles mean much to Gippsland skipper Dyson Heppell….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Champion carcass award for Ward

first_imgA RED poll steer takes the big ribbon out at Radford’s Abattoirs on Tuesday where the 2016 Parklea Pakenham and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgFixturesKilconieron 5 MileNext Sunday 25th February will see the 10th edition of the Kilconieron 5 Mile Charity Run & Walk, which will take place at 12.15pm, with a kids run at 11.30. The race is a major charity fundraiser and this year recipients are the Réalta & Butterfly Classes, Autism Unit, Carrabane National School & Carrabane Community Games. Registration is at The Gate Lodge pub and the start line is a short walk from thereprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Senior Indoor Championships Jerry Keary Craughwell AC, left, Silver medal winner in High Jump, with Barry Pender winner and Lucas Moylan thirdConnacht Indoor Championships The 2018 Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships take place in the Athlone IT Arena next weekend, and will be held over two days.  Saturday 24th sees the U12 and U13 age groups compete, and Sunday 25th February will feature the 14 age groups up to Senior, with a 10 am start both days, and close to one thousand athletes expected to compete. Winner Sean Breathnach of Galway City Harriers A.C. competing in the Senior Men Shot Put during the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships. Picture Credit: Sportsfile Alanna Lally of UCD AC, Co Dublin, celebrates winning the Senior Women 800m during the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture Credit: Sportsfile Award for Dempsey Jack Dempsey, Athletics Ireland award winner for 2017Jack Dempsey of Galway City Harriers was awarded “Galway Athlete of the Year” for 2017 by Athletics Ireland in Tullamore at the National Juvenile Awards held Saturday last. Dempsey was National Champion over 60m indoors and 100m outdoors as well as a 200m bronze medalist in 2017 in the U19 category.The young GCH star has also been selected on the Irish relay panel for the upcoming U20 World Championships to be held in Tampere, Finland. It was a phenomenally successful weekend for Galway athletes at the National Track and Field Indoor Championships, held in the superb National Indoor Arena in Dublin, with national titles for both Sean Breathnach and Alanna Lally.Sean Breathnach of Galway City Harriers gets better with age, and on Sunday he took yet another National Shot Putt title, and in the process set a new National Indoor Shot Putt record of 18.30m, to win gold after an enthralling competition. Breathnach had a great battle with the up and coming John Kelly (Finn Valley AC), who led early on with a best throw of 17.53m, which ultimately gave him second to a champion performance from the Connemara man Breathnach.Galway’s Alanna Lally now with UCD AC, won her first National senior title in the women’s 800m, where she dominated from the gun, to take gold in 2:08.71.Jerry Keary of Craughwell AC also took his first National Senior medal claiming silver in the Men’s High Jump with a 1.90m leap.Other notable Galway performances over the weekend came from Veronica Burke of Ballinasloe and District AC, who placed fourth in the Ladies 3k Walk and Sinead Gaffney of Craughwell AC who made the 800m final, placing eighth and running a club record 2.19 in the process. GCH’s multi-eventer Michael Breathnach competed in five events, with a best finish of fourth in the Shot Putt, behind brother Sean, while Brendan Staunton of GCH was seventh overall in the Shot final. NUIG athlete Damien Landers placed fifth in the Men’s 1500m, competing for Ennis Track AC.last_img read more

Baseball: March 28 Scoreboard

first_imgTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Stephen F. Austin 3McNeese State 6, Northwestern State 4UIW 3, Houston Baptist 2Sam Houston State 6, Central Arkansas 3 (13)Lamar 8, Abilene Christian 4Southeastern Louisiana 7, Nicholls 3Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8, New Orleans 3 ACU cut it to 7-3 in the sixth after a three-bagger from Crippen and error on a pickoff throw to get him. Lamar answered in the bottom of that frame make it 8-3 after back-to-back hits from van der Meer and Seeley scored one. Trevor Hardee (Alvord/Alvord HS) pitched a scoreless ninth and took the win, his second of the year, although starter Garret Cooper (Round Rock/McNeil HS) deserves a great deal of credit as well. Cooper struggled through with his command in the first few innings, but once he found a grove he was untouchable. In fact, he retired 10 batters in order to finish his afternoon. He hurled eight innings, allowing four hits, two earned runs, walking five and striking out five. Four of his five strike outs came in his last three innings of work, but left the game trailing 2-1. The Lumberjacks would make it interesting in the ninth as they cut the deficit to one and loaded the bases, but senior closer Jacob Dorris would strikeout SFA’s Nick Ramos looking to pick up his fifth save of the season. – Return to top – The next three-game series will be a Thursday, Friday and Saturday affair due to Easter, those game are in conference play against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. First baseman Frankie Salas came up with one of the biggest hits of the game in the next at bat as he singled to center field to score both Perales and Hermanson and give the Islanders the 3-2 lead. Brett Burner would continue the scoring in the frame with a sacrifice bunt that would push the lead to two. Following a pitching change from Northwestern State, senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte launched a single deep into left field allowing Quary and junior Lewis Guilbeau to slide in and a minimize Northwestern State’s lead to a 4-3 score. From the fifth inning all the way to the seventh, Belicek retired 7-of-8 Lumberjack batters with strikeouts, four of which were looking. The Islanders and Lumberjacks will play the rubber game Sunday at 1 p.m. as Devin Skapura is scheduled to make his sixth start of the year. In the last 18 innings, LU has only surrendered one walk. The Cardinals and Huskies will meet for the rubber game of the series Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Morris had all three UIW RBI’s on the day with two doubles; one in the first inning and one in the last. In his first start of the series, Rodriguez had a terrific ballgame with three hits and five assists at second base. Braden Martin (Andrews/Andrews HS) got the start at center field and finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. A&M-Corpus Christi (11-11, 3-5 SLC) would break open the game in the sixth inning. Corpus Christi, Texas native Justin Perales started things off for the Islanders with a big double to center field before Lukas Hermanson reached on catcher interference. The Islanders would use a pinch hitter in Zacarias Hardy who loaded the bases with a four-pitch walk. The Cowboys will be back in action on Sunday when they meet the Demons in the series’ rubber match that is set for a 1 p.m. first pitch. The game can be heard live on Cajun Radio-1470 AM and on CajunRadio.com. The contest can also be viewed live for a minimal fee at NSUDemons.com/watch. McNeese’s 11-hit effort featured a 3-for-4 day at the plate by Cantu who scored a run while Guillotte’s two RBI led the Cowboys in the contest. Provenzano and Guilbeau posted multiple-hit games with two hits apiece. In total, seven McNeese batters recorded a hit on the afternoon. Estep retired the final 10 batters in order as the Privateers had five fly outs in the final three innings. Of Estep’s three runs allowed, just one was earned while he struck out seven batters.  Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Stephen F. Austin 3CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Stephen F. Austin in the annual Strikeout Cancer game Saturday afternoon at Chapman Field. Southeastern Louisiana 7, Nicholls 3Recap to follow. UIW 3, Houston Baptist 2SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) came up clutch for the University of the Incarnate Word baseball team as he hit a 2-run walk-off double to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over Southland Conference rival Houston Baptist and tie the series 1-1 on Saturday at Sullivan Field. The Pokes tacked on an insurance run during the next inning following a sacrifice fly RBI from Billy Sommers and gave McNeese a 6-4 lead that would hold until the end of the contest. Sam Houston State 6, Central Arkansas 3 (13)HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A two-run double by Ryan Brinley and an RBI fielder’s choice by Wyatt Powell accounted for the winning runs as Sam Houston State defeated Central Arkansas 6-3 in 13 innings Saturday afternoon. The 13-inning dual marked the fourth time this season for the Kats to go extra innings. The Sam Houston men lost in 12 to Purdue, defeated New Orleans in 10 innings and fell to Baylor in 10 innings. The Cardinals loaded the bases in the first inning when Stijn van der Meer reach on an error, Reed Seeley on a single to left and Brandon Provost on a walk. ACU’s starter Aaron Mason almost got out of the jam after back-to-back punchouts, but Markum rallied and doubled to left center field to score all three with two outs. – Return to top – The Wildcats worked through five pitchers. Mason (0-5) started and worked two innings and gave up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks. Drew Hanson relieved him with three scoreless innings. Nick Cole, Brandon Lambright and Joe Gawrieh all worked an inning, and Cole surrendered one unearned run. Wade entered the ball game right after an odd play in the field. ACU had the bases loaded with no outs recorded, and Heath Bealsey lined a ball right at van der Meer, who had it and then dropped it. Van der Meer picked it up and tossed it to second baseman, Salazar, who then threw it home attempting to get the lead runner. Greg Belton took over in the 10th inning and allowed only two hits in the final four frames. Belton struck out five of the 13 batters he faced to earn his first victory of the season. The Cardinals (10-15, 2-6) found themselves down 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth, but Brance Kahle (Colleyville/Grapevine Faith HS) led the inning off with a single to left field.  Aaron Warren (Schertz/Wagner HS) then came in to pinch run representing the tying run. After the first out of the inning, Trey Rodriguez (Corpus Christi/Carroll HS) collected his third hit of the ball game with a line drive to left field to put the winning run on base. With two outs and an 0-1 count, Morris hit a breaking ball down the right field line that scored Warren and Blake Woosley (Corvallis, OR/Philomath HS), a pinch runner, to give the Cardinals their second win in conference play. The win evens the Southland series at one game apiece. The two squads meet in the third contest Sunday afternoon at Bear Stadium in Conway, Arkansas. Sam Houston and UCA now both stand 7-4 in league action. The Bearkats upped their season record to 14-15 while the Bears stand 13-8. The final run of the game was notched in the seventh when Aaron Draper scored on a single from Aaron Copeland after he reached first on an infield error, stole second base and advanced to third on a wild pitch. With determination and the mindset that no McNeese Cowboy will ever quit and fight until his very last chance, junior Connor Crane hit a two-out RBI-single and scored Guillotte as the Pokes tied up the game at four runs apiece. – Return to top – The comeback win was orchestrated by senior reliever Cole Prejean (1-1) who scored the win after working two innings against the Demons and prevented an earned run from scoring and gave up only one hit and a walk along the way. – Return to top – The Privateers answered a first inning run by Arkansas-Pine Bluff with one of their own in the bottom of the first. Ryan Calloway led off with a single and then registered his sixth stolen base of the year. The throw that tried to nab Calloway went into center, moving him to third. Jonathan Coco followed with an RBI single.In the third, New Orleans started with back-to-back singles by Matt Rykaczewski and Preston Marsh. A sacrifice bunt moved both runners over. With two outs, Ryan Calloway beat out a ground ball for an infield single that gave the Privateers what would be their only lead of the day.center_img MacWilliam got things started in the top of the 13th inning with a double to left center. Colt Atwood singled and Bryce Johnson walked to load the bases. Powell’s grounder scored MacWilliam for what proved to be the game-winner. Brinley added two more runs with a double. Lamar continued to pour it on in the second inning that started with a leadoff single up the middle from second baseman Mason Salazar. He reached second when CJ Moore, who was picked off shortly after, singled through the left side. Senior left-hander Trevor Belicek finished with a career-high 13 strikeouts in eight complete innings of work on his way to picking up his third win of the year. It was the most strikeouts in a game by an Islanders starter since Daniel Minor retired 14 in a 1-0 win over UTSA in 2012. With the victory, the Uvalde, Texas native becomes the winningest pitcher (16) in school history. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8, New Orleans 3NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (9-17, 2-7 Southland) committed four errors and gave up three two-out runs in the third inning of an 8-3 loss to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions on Saturday afternoon at Maestri Field at First NBC Ballpark. Neither the runner at third or second advanced because the play at second negated the force. Instead a double or possible triple play, LU only recorded on out. That left the bases loaded when Wade took the hill. He was 2-of-3 on the day with the three runs batted in and was issued a walk. Lamar 8, Abilene Christian 4BEAUMONT, Texas – It might be unusual to say that the first runs of eight scored in a game are the “most pivotal,” but that’s what the three runs that scored on Kyle Markum’s double in the first inning were when the Lamar baseball team defeated Abilene Christian 8-4 on Saturday at Vincent-Beck Stadium in non-conference action. Stephen F. Austin (8-19, 3-7 SLC) picked up the first two runs of the game in the second and third inning, but the Islanders would respond in the fourth with run to make it a one-run game at 2-1. Senior Kyle Danford would lead off the inning with a single, a stolen base and eventually advance to third on a wild pitch before Tyler Ware would drive him in on an infield single. Lamar’s Seeley was 4-of-5 and Nash was 2-for-5. Seeley finished with two RBI and two runs scored. Provost scored two and knocked in one. McNeese delivered the knockout punch on the next play as senior Connor Lloyd launched a double down the left field line that plated the go-ahead run and gave the Cowboys their first lead of the game. – Return to top – Salazar was held at second base, but three-straight Cardinal hits scored four to make it 7-2. The first hit of the run was Seeley’s double down the left field line that scored Salazar. Seeley scored on a single up the middle from Provost, who scored on a triple to right center by Jake Nash. Nash would score when the right fielder threw an errant throw in an attempt to get him at third. Between LU’s big innings, the Wildcats scored two on a couple of singles and stolen bases along with an error. Russell Crippen reached on a single and was pushed to second on a grounder to the right side. Jordan Forrester singled into right and moved Crippen up to third, and both advanced on a double steal. Forrester scored from second on Lamar’s first of three defensive mishaps. UCA finally got on the board in the eighth inning on a solo homer down the left field line by centerfielder Tyler Langley. Two outs away from a victory in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Bears designated hitter Nate Ferrell doubled then scored on a single by pinch hitter Brandon Montalvo. Langley tied the game and forced extra innings with a single up through the left side. Plays that might go unnoticed in the final box score but played key factors into the win were Brandon Guilford’s play on a bunt up the third base line that did not allow the runner from third to score. Casey Thomas made a terrific play on a ball hit up the middle that scored the third run of the game, but saved the tying run from advancing. For the Huskies (14-12, 5-3), Greg Espinosa led the way with a 3-for-3 game and an RBI. Brandon Morones was 0-for-2, but walked twice and came around to score both times. Matthew McCollough was in line to get the win after a great outing. McCollough pitched 7.1 innings, scattering six hits, one run, walking three and striking out five. Chris Garza, who had only allowed one run all season, allowed the two runs to score in the bottom of the ninth and got tabbed with the blown save and the loss. Sam Houston starter Logan Boyd gave up only three hits and struck out five of the 27 batters he faced as the Bearkats held UCA scoreless for the first seven innings. Sam Odom came on to pitch the eighth and the ninth innings in relief. McNeese State 6, Northwestern State 4NATCHITOCHES, La. – The McNeese State baseball team’s desire and will is what allowed the Cowboys to fight back from a four-run deficit and behind an 11-hit attack defeated Northwestern State 6-4 on Saturday afternoon to even the Southland Conference series between the two squads at Brown-Stroud Field. It seemed as though the Demons were well on their way to the series clinching victory after retiring two batters from the Pokes dugout in the top of the seventh until pinch hitter Lucas Quary delivered a clutch double down the left field line that scored senior James Cantu and cut the lead to three runs. Collin Kober earned his sixth save of the season after having worked the final 2.2 innings against the Demons and allowed no runs to score on just one hit and no walks. He fanned three batters during the outing. The single was Guillotte’s 211th career hit that helped him climb into fourth all-time on the all-time hits category. He was able to pass Seth Granger and is now 16 from reaching third all-time. Danny Fernandez (4-2) took the win on five innings pitched and two runs, one earned, allowed. He gave up seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Jordan Priddle went 4.1 innings and allowed seven runs (three earned) on nine hits. Jarred Taylor recorded his longest outing of the year, going the final 4.2 innings and allowing just one run on four hits. Calloway and Marsh each had two hits at the plate. The Cards’ (13-13) second-straight win and sixth in seven games gave LU the series over the Wildcats (5-18). Lamar will go for the sweep at 1 o’clock on Sunday, and that game can be heard on KLVI 560 AM and can be seen on BigRedSN.com. Harold Mann will have the call for both. Shortstop Miles Manning, second baseman Jake MacWilliam and catcher Collin Yelich each produced two hits for the Kats. Sam Houston out-hit UCA 12 to 9. Sam Houston opened the scoring with a two-run single to right field by MacWilliam in the third inning. Manning added a third run in the top of the seventh with a single up the middle. Northwestern State scattered seven hits and took advantage of three Cowboy errors to take a four run lead over McNeese throughout the first six frames of the series. UIW outhit the Huskies nine to five and committed two errors, while HBU had no errors on the day. Leading 2-1 with two outs in the third, the Privateers gave up a two-run double to right off the bat of Andre Davis to give the Golden Lions a lead they would not relinquish. A single by Jerimiah Figeuroa followed by one of the four errors in the game allowed Davis to score to make it 4-2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff continued to build on their lead while getting a complete game on the mound by Blake Estep. – Return to top – Will Hibbs relieved him in the sixth and worked 1.1 innings and gave up two runs, neither earned, on two hits and a walk. Derek Wade shut the door on the Wildcats and was one out from a save. He worked 2.2 innings with only two hits allowed. The victory lifted the Cowboys to 17-10 on the season and 7-4 in conference action while the Demons dipped to 15-11 overall and 7-3 in league play. For Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Rashawn Tillman went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run. Davis, Figueroa, and Chris Burns each had two hits while Vladimir Gomez scored two runs. Estep threw 132 pitches in the contest. The series will conclude tomorrow with a first pitch at 1 p.m. – Return to top –last_img read more