Mid-County starts 1-0; Morse rings up 11 in BRWS opener

first_img Rogers’ dismay over his team’s performance didn’t include pitcher Brandon Morse, who limited Moses Lake to three hits while recording 11 strikeouts. But he gave up two of those hits in the third inning, the MC defense committed two errors, and for a few innings Moses Lake was clinging to a 2-1 lead.“I’ve never seen us throw two balls away like that,” Rogers said. “Hey, I give Moses Lake credit. They did what they needed to do.“We finally started to get to their pitcher, we used the speed we have at the top of the lineup and finally started to take control,” he added. “Brandon Morse threw the ball well, but that’s what he does in every game.”The Texas club got the early lead, sliding out to a 1-0 edge in the first inning when Kody Kolb drew a game-opening walk, got to second on a groundball by Logan LeJeune and scored on scored on a base hit by Chase Kemp. But the third inning collapsed started when Moses Lake’s Dax Lindgren drew a walk, Jeff Sonneman hit a single and Emmitt Tatum followed with a base hit that brought in Lindgren – MC’s first error allowed Sonneman to score what was the go-ahead run. By Steven SmithSpecial to The NewsEPHRATA, Wash. – Never let it be said that Ben Rogers won’t speak his mind.“This was the worst game we’ve ever played,” said the manager of the Mid-County Senior Babe Ruth team after the Texans survived the opening round of the 2017 World Series at Johnson-O’Brien Stadium. After falling behind the Moses Lake (Washington) River Dogs, MC rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 4-2 win. The Dogs threatened to add to their lead in the fifth inning by getting runners to second and third, but Morse struck out two batters to end the inning. But Mid-County couldn’t get the offense back on track through the middle innings, managing just three baserunners in four frames.That all ended in the bottom of the sixth, which opened with Kolb getting hit by a pitch – LeJeune followed with a single, and Kemp drew a walk to load the bases. Zach Friesz followed with a deep sacrifice fly to centerfield that brought in Kolb with the tying run, and when the Dogs overthrew third base on the play, LeJeune raced home with what would be the winning tally.Mid-County was back in action at 1 p.m. Central today against Primetime Baseball of Vancouver, Washington, then get a day off on Monday. They’ll finish pool play with games Blue Lick, Kentucky, on Monday and Tucson, Arizona, on Tuesday.last_img read more

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A Memorable Flight

first_imgBut back on terra firma, where most of her fellow travelers saw a nightmare, McKinnon perceived an opportunity.Read the whole story: Slate More of our Members in the Media > Slate:On Aug. 24, 2001, Air Transat Flight 236 ran out of fuel en route from Toronto to Lisbon with 306 passengers aboard. The right engine was leaky, and the crew had performed a delicate fuel imbalance procedure—incorrectly—from memory. Below stretched the Atlantic Ocean for hundreds of miles. As the interior lights flickered and oxygen masks dangled from the ceiling, weeping flight attendants instructed everyone to prepare for a crash landing into the sea. Then the pilot located a small military base in the Azores, and after 25 minutes of hell, the plane touched down—violently, but without badly injuring anyone—to tears and applause. (Also to flames: The wheels were on fire.)One of the passengers on board Flight 236 was a psychologist named Margaret McKinnon, who studies behavioral neuroscience at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. “At first I wasn’t sure that something terrible was happening,” she said. “But after the lights went out and the plane lost altitude so sharply, I suspected we would probably die.” As the aircraft glided over the tiny island, “I remember being surprised we’d made land, seeing houses below us, and worrying we might crash into them. Then we veered back over the ocean. I lost hope that we’d survive.”last_img read more

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Keysight Technologies Announces Unique Ability to Extend Frequency Range of Existing X-Series Signal Analyzers

first_imgKeysight’s global network of service centers, mobile calibration labs and resident professionals provide customer support at more than 75 locations around the world. Keysight Technologies, has announced frequency-extension upgrades for its PXA, MXA and EXA X-Series signal analyzers. Currently, no other manufacturer provides the opportunity to upgrade the frequency range of a signal analyzer after the initial purchase. With this offering, users can extend the frequency of their existing instrument to the maximum available frequency of the analyzer model. The upgrade price includes installation and calibration as well as a full one-year instrument warranty. The signal analyzer retains its existing options, applications and serial number. This lower-cost alternative to new equipment is valuable to commercial and military companies with evolving frequency coverage requirements.As measurement needs change, the ability to evolve a test asset enhances its future readiness and ongoing value. Keysight with their X-Series signal analyzer frequency upgrades, shows their commitment to customer’s changing requirements through an innovative purchasing model that addresses their technical and business objectives. Frequency-range extension is a return-to-Keysight service center upgrade. This provides a convenient opportunity for customers to also choose to install additional functionality that further enhances asset utilization: Extend analysis bandwidth to 40, 85, 125 or 160 MHz Add measurement applications for demodulation and parametric test Add real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) to MXA and PXA models Install a built-in preamplifier Upgrade to a faster CPU Upgrade to a newer operating system Switch to a removable solid-state drivelast_img read more

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Improved player relations paramount – Skerritt

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Cricket West Indies presidential candidate, Ricky Skerritt, wants to see increased trust and respect in the relationship between players and the governing board. Skerritt, who is challenging the incumbent Dave Cameron for the top spot at the May 24 elections, said players openly questioning the board on matters needed not be interpreted as rebellion.“What we must not do is assume that because a player queries a contract or a player seeks better incomes and other benefits, that player suddenly becomes any enemy of the board,” the Newsday quoted Skerritt as saying.“We need to develop trust, we need to show by our actions and by our decisions that we are concerned about the well-being of players as well as the well-being of cricket and where we need to do awareness building and education with players.” Player relations with the board have been strained at points throughout Cameron’s tenure. In 2014, the Windies abruptly quit the one-day tour of India over a pay dispute, which led to the cancellation of the subsequent Test series.Two years later, the buildup to the Twenty20 World Cup in India was plagued with a bitter contract squabble between the board and players, leading then captain Darren Sammy to speak about “disrespect … from our own cricket board”.Skerritt, a former West Indies manager, said he had spoken to one player who believed he had been blacklisted by the current administration. “Now if he is mistaken, just the fact that he has that perception is scary,” Skerritt pointed out.“Presidents and vice-presidents and other administrators should not be scaring players. We don’t have to agree with some of the thoughts that players have and vice versa, but there should be no fear, there should be mutual respect.”Skerritt is seeking to topple Cameron who is bidding for his fourth straight term in charge of the CWI. The former St Kitts and Nevis Cabinet minister has as his running mate, Dr Kishore Shallow, the president of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association. Cameron, meanwhile, will be partnered by current CWI vice-president, Emmanuel Nanthan.last_img read more

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Bishop scores 17 to lift Norfolk St. past SC State 73-62

first_img First Published: 26th January, 2020 10:18 IST FOLLOW US Last Updated: 26th January, 2020 10:18 IST Bishop Scores 17 To Lift Norfolk St. Past SC State 73-62 Jermaine Bishop posted 17 points as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 73-62 on Saturday night. LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img Written By Jermaine Bishop posted 17 points as Norfolk State beat South Carolina State 73-62 on Saturday night.Devante Carter had 10 points and six rebounds for Norfolk State (9-11, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Joe Bryant Jr. added 10 points and six rebounds. Chris Ford had 10 points and nine rebounds.Jahmari Etienne had 14 points for the Bulldogs (9-9, 4-2). Damani Applewhite added eight rebounds.Norfolk State matches up against Florida A&M at home on Monday. South Carolina State plays Bethune-Cookman at home on Monday. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Arsenal transfer latest: Hannover 96 eager for Per Mertesacker return

first_imgHannover 96 sporting director Martin Bader has admitted the club would love to re-sign Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker.The German is currently out of action through injury and he is yet to be offered a new contract – even though his present deal expires at the end of the season.That would mean the 32-year-old could leave on a free next summer and Hannover, who first signed Mertesacker when he was 11, are open to bringing the defender back to his boyhood club.“Everybody knows what Hannover means to Per. Maybe we can make him enthusiastic about a return,” Bader told Bild.“But re-signing Mertesacker is not our main priority at the moment. We are playing in the second division right now and he is Arsenal’s captain.“A lot of things will have to happen in order to make a return a realistic option. First of all, Hannover will have to return to the Bundesliga.“A transfer is still far away now and it seems like a crazy thing to even discuss it. But anything can happen in football.” Arsenal club captain Per Mertesacker 1last_img read more

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