Three Games Decided Before Play is Suspended in Rainy Day Two of Southland Tournament

first_imgThe fourth inning provided the game’s only run as the Cowgirls placed runners on first and second before entering Alayis Seneca to pinch run for Aubree Turbeville. McCrary then launched a single into center field, allowing Seneca to cross home plate.Southeastern Louisiana challenged in the final two innings with a pair of hits, but its hopes of a comeback were dashed after a groundout play to conclude the game and eliminate the Lady Lions from postseason contention.The win pushes the Cowgirls into a Game 10 matchup against the winner of No. 4 Stephen F. Austin and No. 6 Northwestern State, currently set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon.Game Eight | No. 4 Stephen F. Austin – vs. No. 6 Northwestern State The Ladyjacks and the Lady Demons were able to get 2.5 innings in the books before play was suspended due to impending weather. After attempting to wait out the conditions, tournament administrators decided to postpone the game until 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, where the two teams will resume where they left off.SB: Rain coming down HARD now.Watch #TarpCam at https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt and Southland Conference apps. pic.twitter.com/acDSBwMSNy— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2019 Kutac provided a RBI-single to left field in order to bring Brooke Malia home and extend SHSU’s lead to 6-0. The final run of the day came in the sixth inning as Regan Dunn scored on a groundout to second base from Bailey White.Ali McCoy led the Lady Lions with two hits in the game, followed by Jaquelyn Ramon and Mima Doucet who each added one. Ramon provided SLU’s lone stolen base in the sixth inning after bunting to get on first base.Bearkats’ ace and 2019 Southland Conference Player and Pitcher of the Year Taylor McLeod retired 11 Lady Lion batters to improve to a 19-8 record with her 10th shutout of the season. McLeod has now delivered 18 complete-game performances on the year. Nicholls added two more runs on back-to-back plays in the third inning, doubling the score at 4-0 before Northwestern State recorded its third out. Landry took the circle in the fourth inning and retired the Lady Demons in order. Mracich stepped up to the plate with a leadoff single down the left field line in the bottom of the fourth for the Colonels. Amanda Gianelloni provided a bunt on the next play and advanced to second on Northwestern State error. Kasey Frederick singled up the middle on the following play before Mracich and Gianelloni scored on a Lady Demon error for two more runs. Garcia provided the stamp for Nicholls with a three-run homer to left center that same inning, placing the Colonels ahead 9-0.The Lady Demons finished the game with four hits, including a pair of singles in the fifth inning but were unable to turn any into runs. Elise Vincent led the way for Northwestern State with three hits on as many plate appearances.The win marks Nicholls’ 13th shutout and third five-inning victory of the season. Landry dealt five strikeouts sealing her 25th complete game performance this year.Game Seven | No. 3 McNeese – 1 vs. No. 5 Southeastern Louisiana – 0 (Box Score)With elimination implications at stake, No. 3 McNeese sealed a 1-0 win over No. 5 Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday afternoon. The Cowgirls were led by sophomore Caroline Settle who dealt two strikeouts in her second shutout victory of the season. The Lady Lions were led by Jaquelyn Ramon and Rebecca Skains who combined for SLU’s only hits of the contest.Each team was held scoreless through the first three innings despite back-to-back singles from McNeese’s Demi Boudreaux and Cori McCrary in the bottom of the second inning.SB: Seneca comes around to score the game’s first run. @McNeeseSoftball 1-0 over @slulionsoftball, bottom 4th.?? https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt ???? Southland Conference apps ?? https://t.co/QDp9qzk08t #GeauxPokes #LionUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/a6CUf11DT7— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2019 NATCHITOCHES, La. – Although Mother Nature finally had her way, three of four games were finalized in day two of the Southland Conference Tournament on Lady Demon Diamond in Natchitoches, La. Top-seeded Sam Houston State began the day with a 7-0 win over previously unbeaten No. 5 Southeastern Louisiana. The Lady Lions attempted to rebound from the loss but were later eliminated after a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of No. 3 McNeese in Game Seven of the tournament. No. 2 Nicholls also put forth an impressive tournament-opening performance with a 9-0 five-inning win over No. 6 Northwestern State. The Lady Demons’ loss dropped them into an elimination matchup against No. 4 Stephen F. Austin where play was suspended in the middle of the third inning due to harsh weather conditions.Game Five | No. 1 Sam Houston State – 7 vs. No. 5 Southeastern Louisiana – 0 (Box Score)After opening day one of tournament play with a pair of wins, No. 5 Southeastern Louisiana pushed No. 1 Sam Houston State to three scoreless innings in Game Five of the Southland Tournament. The Bearkats went down in order through each of the first three innings before finding life with five runs in the bottom of the fourth.In the fourth inning, with runners on first and second, Southeastern Louisiana’s Alley McDonald walked Kyndal Kutac to load the bases for Sam Houston State. Ashley Goetz proceeded to knock a single up the middle, bringing in Megan McDonald home for the first run of the game. The run brought energy to the SHSU offense as the Taylar Fuselier then hit a two-RBI single to left field that placed the Bearkats ahead 3-0. With two outs on the board, catcher Bailey White cranked a double to right center, bringing Fuselier and Goetz home to put Sam Houston State ahead 5-0. Southeastern Louisiana made a pitching change, bringing in Tanner Wright to help the Lady Lions escape the inning.SB: @bearkatssb White doubles to RCF gap, plating Goetz and Fuselier.5-0 SHSU over @slulionsoftball, bottom 4th.?? https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt ???? Southland Conference apps ?? https://t.co/QDp9qzk08t #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/RWIz8SxzUT— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2019center_img Prior to the weather delay, Northwestern State held a 1-0 lead over Stephen F. Austin in the bottom of the third inning. Game Six | No. 2 Nicholls – 9 vs. No. 6 Northwestern State – 0 (Box Score)Nicholls left nothing to question opening up their 2019 Southland Conference Tournament with a dominant 9-0 win over Northwestern State Wednesday morning. The game was decided in five innings as the Colonels capitalized with a five-run fourth-inning performance. Megan Landry was credited with the win, improving to a 26-10 record on the season. Landry’s performance also boosted her to 79 career wins, breaking a 34-year old Nicholls program record.The Colonels got on the board early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Kali Clement got things started for Nicholls’ offense with a leadoff double in the second. After advancing to third base on an NSU error, Clement was brought home on a sacrifice fly from Caitlin Garcia for the Colonels first run of the day. On the next play and with a runner on first, Emma Holland faced nine pitches before being walked. The Colonels then loaded the bases before Samantha Mracich swatted a RBI single to put Nicholls up 2-0.SB: @Nicholls_SB Garcia hits her 6th HR of the season, increasing the Colonels’ lead to 9-0 over @NSUDemonsSB. Heading to the top of the 5th.Watch LIVE ?? ?? https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt ???? Southland Conference apps ?? https://t.co/QDp9qzk08t #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/6SERzaecER— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2019last_img read more

LISTEN Steve Keim Cardinals general manager

first_img LISTEN: Steve Keim, Cardinals general manager Comments   Share   Freeney’s deal also calls for more financial gain for every sack he registers for the rest of the regular season. Keim will be happy if that’s the case, as Freeney is capable of providing an ingredient that isn’t a surplus for the Cardinals’ defense.“He’s a guy we’re going to count on down the stretch,” Keim said. “If there are any concerns, it is that ability to apply pressure without manufacturing and bringing the blitz. “(Defensive coordinator) James Bettcher does a nice job of diagramming our defense and making sure guys are in positions to succeed, but we need to be able to win one-on-one situations from time to time, and Dwight Freeney is a guy that can do it for us.”Teddy Bridgewater goes for the win.Dwight Freeney goes for the strip-sack fumble.And the Cardinals win. #MINvsAZ https://t.co/vQz2uxsmrt— NFL (@NFL) December 11, 2015 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Your browser does not support the audio element. There was a lot of white-knuckling going on last Thursday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.The Arizona Cardinals led the Minnesota Vikings by three points in the last minute of the game. The Vikings were in field goal range for kicker Blair Walsh, but opted to run another play on third down even though they didn’t have any timeouts. Linebacker Dwight Freeney beat left tackle Matt Kalil on one of his patented spin moves and sacked quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, forcing a fumble in the process. Defensive end Calais Campbell jumped on the loose ball to preserve the 23-20 win, which clinched a playoff spot for the Cardinals for the second straight year. Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Dwight Freeney (54) forces Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) to fumble during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals recovered the ball to secure the 23-20 win. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) – / 45 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I was thinking that was the best $200,000 we’ve ever spent,” Arizona general manager Steve Keim told Doug and Wolf Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Freeney’s sack was his fourth of the season and activated a $200,000 bonus in his contract. The 35-year-old pass rusher was signed to a one-year deal by the Cardinals in mid-October. It’s just another in a long line of one-year contract success stories for Keim.“Dwight was chomping at the bit to get off the couch, and we knew from watching the tape that he still had the ability to apply pressure,” Keim said. “Last year, I think he only had four sacks in the entire season, but he was sixth in the NFL in pressures.”Freeney had 21 quarterback hurries last season when he was a member of the San Diego Chargers. He’s already surpassed his sack total from 2014 and has 10 pressures in eight games for Arizona.Even though Freeney has been terrorizing NFL quarterbacks since 2002, Keim still marvels at the effectiveness of the seven-time Pro Bowler’s signature spin move.“That inside spin is remarkable,” he said. “I haven’t seen many guys who can master that. To have a guy come off the edge and be able to almost gain speed coming out of the spin is unusual. I haven’t seen anyone else do it like Dwight Freeney does it.”last_img read more