‘Vintage’ Cyrus Baguio shows up in NLEX win

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We’ve been waiting for this kind of game from Cyrus for quite some time now,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao.“Actually, Cyrus is a steady influence even if he’s not scoring. He’s defending, he’s getting the rebounds, his quiet leadership is there and he’s mentoring the young guys so this is just a bonus for us Cyrus being able to score and be a factor like this in a game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Baguio is far removed from his best years and has a lot of mileage on his 37-year-old body, but somehow, he showed that he still has something left in his gas tank.The dazzling and-1 drive was just part of Baguio’s team-high 17 points that helped NLEX stun Magnolia in Game 1 of their best-of-seven semifinals series Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: NLEX outlasts Magnolia in wild semis openerHe went 5-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from the three-point area, and collected five rebounds and four steals in a throwback performance. LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It was the vintage ‘no fear headband’ Cyrus Baguio who was playing earlier,” said Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena. Ravena was pertaining to Baguio’s younger days in the PBA where he used to wear an extra wide headband while obliterating defenses with his explosiveness and ferocity in attacking the rim.Baguio hit his first shot of the game, a baseline turnaround jumper over Hotshots’ veteran guard PJ Simon in the second quarter, and he said making that attempt set the tone for him.“I wanted to make sure that I’d be able to help the team because coach always puts me in the game so I kept it in mind that I need to contribute and help the team,” he said in Filipino. “I got off to a good start and that’s the most important thing for me which is to make my first shot. I got my confidence after that and it continued.”The 6-foot-2 Baguio kept finding his mark, especially in the final frame, where he scored eight points.ADVERTISEMENT Stifled by NLEX defense, Lee vows to bounce back in Game 2 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cyrus Baguio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCyrus Baguio wiggled his way out against two defenders and just took off about a foot away from the restricted area before switching the ball to his left hand past the shot-blocking Rafi Reavis, up gently off the glass, and into the net.Six teams and 15 years later, Baguio is still adding highlights to his mixtape.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kingslast_img read more

Emotional win

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Blackwater gunslinger took a more active role in offense and led the Elite to their first franchise victory over the KaTropa, 104-98, in overtime in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night.“I’m focusing more on leading this team to develop good decision-making,” said Maliksi, after knocking down nine of his game high 28 points in extra time, including a turnaround jumper over Terrence Romeo that sealed the outcome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Alaska opened its campaign in this tournament with style, hammering out an 80-72 victory over Meralco in the other match.Import Mike Harris had 23 points as the Aces pinned a second straight loss on the Bolts. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Maliksi credited Blackwater import Henry Walker for encouraging him to take a new approach on the floor.“He keeps on telling me to be aggressive and play my game,” Maliksi said.The former FEU frontline duo of Mac Belo and Raymar Jose were also instrumental late in the fourth while guards Mike DiGregorio and Mike Cortez had their share of brilliance along with Nards Pinto, who drilled a three for an eight-point Elite cushion late in overtime.The victory was the result of Blackwater’s stints in tournaments in Indonesia, where they won a championship, and Macau prior to the conference.“Those trips to Indonesia and Macau really helped a lot to develop our chemistry,” said Blackwater coach Bong Ramos, tears rolling down his cheeks.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gao, Saso find their groove, move within striking distance of a medal finish TNT coach Nash Racela kept a list of Blackwater players marked as dangerous and highlighted on that piece of paper was Allein Maliksi.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms “These are tears of joy. We really sacrificed a lot.”The Elite are coming off a dismal 1-10 record in the Philippine Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Cash-strapped NIS will go “belly up” as GuySuCo crumbles – Opposition advisor

first_imgThe National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is the next large-scale institution in Guyana that will “go belly up” – a direct result of the current management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), which for all intents and purposes is being sold off.This dire prediction was outlined by Economic Advisor to the Opposition, Dr Peter Ramsaroop.“The President or his Finance Minister clearly did not think through the long-termEconomic Advisor to the Opposition Peter Ramsaroopimpact of shutting down an entire industry placing thousands on the breadline at the same time.”According to Dr Ramsaroop, “NIS is already in trouble, no way near to being a fiscally solid institution with its expenditure outstripping revenue in recent years along with some bad investments.”He explained that the institution currently spent more than it earned and has had to regularly tap into its reserves to make basic payments. “So, I am extremely worried that when the euphoria of the part severance payment wears off and life sets in, what the long-term economic effects will be.”Dr Ramsaroop said the prevailing social circumstances were ripe for a large number of the laid-off sugar workers and their dependent family members in the near future – say three to five years – to make claims on the NIS, since they are of the belief that their contributions would have been made by GuySuCo.“Remember, we are talking about medical benefits that these now sick and unemployed sugar workers will be looking to claim,” the financial analyst said, as he predicted widespread chaos in the near future when thousands of workers turn up to NIS only to realise they have “nothing to get”.He told Guyana Times, based on available data, GuySuCo owes NIS in excess of $1.5 billion in contributions from sugar workers.This, Dr Ramsaroop noted, is compounded by the fact that GuySuCo would have been deducting as statutory payments NIS contributions but never actually making payments – something that ought to be criminal if not already in the statute books.“Imagine you are a sugar worker who has been toiling in the sun for 30 years and every fortnight or month GuySuCo takes out a certain sum from your salary to go towards NIS, so that in the future when you become sick and the decades of working the cane fields begin to take effect and you turn up to NIS only to be told there are no contributions.”The advisor told this publication it was inconceivable that the Finance Minister could not have known of this repercussion.“Why do you think the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) continued to subsidise the industry … it is not about votes, the then Finance Minister (Ashni Singh) and the then Presidents understood the implication of shutting down that industry and its ripple effect on the other industries nationwide. The goal was to diversify the industry to expanded value added chain. Sugar on its own was in trouble, sugar cane as high-end crystals, energy source to the national grid, ethanol production and other diversification as proposed for this five-year period by the PPP would have seen Guyana growing more sugar cane not shutting down an entire industry,” Dr Ramsaroop said.He questioned what the real state of affairs was at NIS, since that organisation according to recent reports was being buoyed only by its investment in the Berbice Bridge – an investment that was roundly criticised by those now in high offices and in charge of the management of the national economy, Dr Ramsaroop reminded.The economic advisor to the Opposition noted that Finance Minister Winston Jordan has “time and time again demonstrated he has no clue as to what is happening in his Ministry and the knock-on consequences of their ad-hoc decision making which continues.”Dr Ramsaroop added, “One only has to look at the raft of measures that they had put in place only to have them removed when the people cried out and they realised that it was making things worse, think of the VAT on education which had to be removed, think about the tributors’ tax on miners which had to be revisited.”“These people are really clueless,” Dr Ramsaroop declared, as he chided the Administration over its handling of GuySuCo and has since warned that “things will only get worse as those now dependent workers will continue to put a strain on social services, another cost that have to be borne on the backs of taxpayers as a result of this government’s ‘card trick type’ attempts at managing a country and its economy.”last_img read more

Jordan has stepped up to challenge

first_imgArtesia, which won the CIF Division III State title last year, looks just as good if not better this season. It is ranked 12th in the nation by USA Today. Led by Arizona State signee James Harden and 6-foot-10 sophomore forward Renardo Sidney, who’s scored 30 and 28 points in playoff wins over Dana Hills and Simi Valley, the Pioneers appear to be on a collision course to meet top-ranked Mater Dei in the I-AA final March 3 at the Honda Center. But on Wednesday night, first-year Artesia coach Loren Grover said Jordan, especially on its home court, should not be overlooked. “Jordan’s won two games they were supposed to lose and they make me nervous,” Grover said. “We’ve got to be afraid of them because we’re playing in a hostile environment and they’re peaking at the right time.” Here’s a look at the other playoff games involving area teams tonight at 7:30 p.m. DIV. I-AA QUARTERFINALS Mayfair (21-6) at Mater Dei (26-3) Before the playoffs started, Monsoons coach Brian VanderWal said they didn’t have a win yet in the season that they could hang their hat on, but a victory tonight would certainly qualify. The Monarchs are ranked 13th in the nation by USA Today and for Mayfair to win, it has to contain Duke signee Taylor King, who’s averaging 29 points a game. Compton (25-3) at La Mirada (21-7) On Wednesday night, Tarbabes coach Tony Thomas admitted his squad is playing with a chip on its shoulder and through two games, the Tarbabes are taking it out on everybody they play. Compton has looked dominant in two playoff wins and on Tuesday, junior center Edgar Garibay was fantastic, scoring 28 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in an 85-59 win over Harvard-Westlake. Junior forward Demar Derozan was also his usual self, scoring 20. For La Mirada, after Josh Robbins had a huge game in the first round, Derrick Williams scored 16 in a 63-54 win over St. John Bosco in the second round. Dominguez (21-7) at Thousand Oaks (25-3) While the Dons may not be grabbing most of the headlines as Artesia and Mater Dei are, they’re proving to be very dangerous in the postseason. Quinton Watkins is playing some of the best basketball of his career, demonstrated by the 26 points he poured in on Poly on Tuesday but what really has to make Dominguez coach Russell Otis happy is that Watkins is not the only one stepping up. In the first round, Mathew Dewaal had a big game and against the Jackrabbits, Derrick January scored 14. DIV. I-A QUARTERFINALS Etiwanda (22-7) at Los Alamitos (24-4) The Griffins played awfully well in the last round, beating Leuzinger on the road 79-63 behind Cameron Jones 36 points. In addition, 6-foot-9 Corbin Moore scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the win. DIV. IV-A SEMIFINALS St. Anthony (25-3) vs. Buckley (22-6) at Harvard-Westlake High St. Anthony has looked like anything but a second seed in its first two playoff games, barely beating Cathedral 60-59 in the quarterfinals. Michael Cotton scored 19 points in that game for the Saints. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Still, it was perhaps their greatest moment of the season for even in their worst hour, they realized they could beat anybody. After upsetting Centennial in the first round and Santa Margarita in the second, the Panthers (20-9) will try to keep their season alive tonight at 7:30 p.m. when they host nationally ranked Artesia (26-2) in a CIF Southern Section Division I-AA quarterfinal game. On the final day of the regular season and with the Jordan High boys basketball team needing to beat Compton to keep its playoff hopes alive, the Panthers were up 16 points in the fourth quarter with seven minutes left when the game suddenly got away from them. The Tarbabes went on a huge run, Demar Derozan ended up with 35 points and when it was over, the Panthers had blown a huge lead at home, suffering a demoralizing 67-63 loss. center_img “For a fourth-place team in the Moore League to get this far is incredible,” Jordan coach Ron Massey said. “But I think it’s a tribute to our league and it shows just how tough it is because every game is like a playoff game.” After losing to Compton on Feb. 8, Jordan fell to 6-6 in league and it had to beat Wilson in a playoff game at Lakewood High the next night to automatically qualify for the playoffs. In the fourth quarter, however, the Panthers fell behind by eight points but this time, it was Jordan, which found a way to come from behind and win 56-51. “Every game we lost this season was because we failed to execute at crucial times,” Anderson said. “But since that Wilson game, we’ve been executing really well, especially in the fourth quarter.” The Panthers have scrapped and clawed their way to two OT victories in the postseason. last_img read more

Salah ‘confident’ for World Cup despite shoulder injury

first_imgThe 25-year-old sustained the problem when he was dragged awkwardly to the turf following a challenge with Sergio Ramos, leading some to claim the Madrid defender had deliberately tried to injure Liverpool’s star forward.Speaking after the final, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had described the injury as “serious” amid fears Salah had suffered a dislocated shoulder.That would have ruled him out of Egypt’s first appearance in the World Cup since 1990.Salah was pictured with his shoulder in a sling when he got off Liverpool’s plane at John Lennon Airport on Sunday.But it now appears there is a good chance Salah will be able to join his country for the tournament in Russia.“It was a very tough night, but I’m a fighter. Despite the odds, I’m confident that I’ll be in Russia to make you all proud,” Salah wrote on his official Twitter account on Sunday.“Your love and support will give me the strength I need.”Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou El-Ela said in a statement that, according to information from Liverpool’s medical staff, Salah has sustained only ligament damage.And, just as Salah tweeted his fitness update, fresh reports in Egypt claimed he had only suffered a strain in the shoulder ligaments and is expected to be back in action in three weeks.– Unbelievable season –Salah’s injury played a major role in Liverpool’s failure to win a sixth European Cup.Ramos apologised after the match, but Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson hinted the Madrid captain knew what he was doing when he collided with the Egyptian.“I think it is just how he (Salah) has landed but Ramos is quite clever, isn’t he?” Robertson said.“It’s unfortunate. It just disrupted our rhythm a wee bit.”Salah had been instrumental in Liverpool’s unexpected run to their Champions League final since 2007.In an incredible first season with the Premier League club following his transfer from Roma last year, Salah broke a host of record as he scored 44 goals in all competitions.He was voted Liverpool’s Players of the Year and also scooped the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards.Salah had also scored the goal that took Egypt to the World Cup when he netted a dramatic late penalty in a qualifier against Congo in October.“He has done unbelievable this season and for it to end that way for him was devastating,” Robertson added.“I hope he goes to the World Cup because a nation is relying on him.“Hopefully he’ll come back bigger and stronger.”Egypt’s opening World Cup group stage match is against Uruguay on June 15.The Pharaohs will then play against Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.Before that, Egypt will play friendlies, almost certainly without Salah, against Belgium and Colombia on June 1 and June 6.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah is confident of making the World Cup after his shoulder injury © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is “confident” of being fit for the World Cup despite suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.Salah was forced off in tears during the first half of the 3-1 loss in Kiev on Saturday, sparking fears he wouldn’t make it to next month’s World Cup.last_img read more

Rising Stars held by Tanzania in CECAFA U20

first_imgAFC Leopards youngster Austin Odhiambo broke the deadlock for the Rising Stars in the 26th minute, but Tanzania took only 10 minutes to equalize through Albert Simchimba who scored thrice in the 4-0 win over Ethiopia.Kenya regained the lead eight minutes into the second half through Patrick Otieno, but Stanley Okumbi’s men could not hold on to it as the Tanzanians equalized just three minutes later through Abdul Hamis.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Under-20 midfielder Musa Masika tries to find his way past Tanzanian markers during their CECAFA U20 match at the FUFA Technical Centre in Jinja on September 24, 2019. PHOTO/FUFANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 24 – Kenya twice dropped their lead before being held to a 2-2 draw by Tanzania in their second CECAFA Under-20 Championship tie at the FUFA Technical Centre in Jinja on Tuesday afternoon.The result sees both sides move to four points and each put one foot into the quarter finals. Kenya faces Ethiopia in the final Group B match while Tanzania will take on Zanzibar in the Taifa Derby. The battle will be to find the group winner with both teams currently level on everything.last_img read more

Chelsea transfer latest – Fenerbahce plot summer move for striker flop Pato

first_img1 Fenerbahce are lining up a move for Chelsea flop Alexandre Pato.The 26-year-old joined the Blues on loan from Corinthians in January but endured a miserable spell at Stamford Bridge.A lack of match fitness restricted him to just two Premier League appearances for the club, and it seems unlikely that they will make his loan move permanent.But his forgettable time in London has not put off Fenerbahce, who are in the market for a new striker this summer.And they reckon the Brazilian can rekindle his best form in Turkey and are currently drawing up a proposal for Corinthians. Pato made just two appearances for Chelsea last season last_img read more


first_imgOne of Letterkenny’s best-known pubs has been sold.Sister Sara’s on the Port Road had a guide price of €250,000 by selling agent Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey. The 14,000 sq ft bar, which is based over three floors, was a hugely popular watering hole with many students during the boom.The property had been in the hands of a receiver as it was part of an overall portfolio of property repossessed by a financial institution.It is not known who the new owner is yet.WELL-KNOWN PUB IS SOLD TO MYSTERY BUYER was last modified: November 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:pubSister Sara’ssoldlast_img read more

Beatty barred from speech

first_imgSAN DIEGO – The state’s special election verged on a celebrity showdown Saturday when Warren Beatty and wife Annette Bening attempted to crash a campaign appearance by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Hollywood couple strode to the entrance of a cavernous airport hangar where the governor was about to address several hundred supporters during his four-city campaign swing in the run-up to Tuesday’s election. But they were blocked by Schwarzenegger campaign aide Darrel Ng, who told the “Bulworth” star he was not on the guest list and didn’t have the appropriate wristband to get inside. “You have to have a wristband to listen to the governor?” Bening asked. “He represents all of us, right?” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Beatty’s appearance caused momentary confusion at the rally. Just before the governor took the stage, the hangar door was closed – literally in the face of Beatty and Bening. It was later reopened as Schwarzenegger began to speak. Inside, Schwarzenegger told cheering supporters that his slate of four ballot proposals would “reform the broken system” in Sacramento. In a later interview, he alluded to Beatty only indirectly. “There’s the main event; then there is the sideshow,” the governor said. “I don’t care about the sideshow.” Beatty drew the ire of some of the governor’s supporters, who called him a Hollywood liberal and a has-been actor. “It’s time for some people to retire,” said former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock, who hosts a popular radio talk show. “I’m trying to be gentle about it, but it’s clear that Warren is over the hill and desperately looking for something else to do.” Beatty, a longtime Democratic activist, has criticized Schwarzenegger in recent months, fueling speculation that he might make a bid for governor next year. Beatty, 68, shadowed Schwarzenegger for much of the day as the governor worked his way north to Los Angeles. He urged people to vote against Tuesday’s ballot measures backed by Schwarzenegger. “The sun is hot, the agenda is clear, the task is at hand, so let’s get out and do what we have to do,” Beatty told a crowd of teachers, nurses and firefighters in San Diego before heading to the hangar. “Let’s get out the vote.” Boarding a bus draped with a banner reading “Truth Squad,” Beatty said, “We may just have some fun.” Asked in a brief interview if he hoped to speak with Schwarzenegger, Beatty said “that would be great.” Beatty told reporters he had no plans to run for public office, but didn’t rule it out entirely. He also said he wasn’t a gubernatorial candidate in next year’s election. “I don’t want to run for governor,” he said. “I want to say what I think.” In Anaheim, Beatty told about 100 supporters outside a building where Schwarzenegger was speaking that he believed the issues on the ballot could have been resolved by the Legislature, but the governor forced them into a special election because he knew there would be low voter turnout and a higher chance of success. “To my knowledge, I have not heard him debate a human, living person,” Beatty said. He did not attempt to enter where Schwarzenegger was speaking. “My experience in politics goes way, way back, much further back than Arnold’s,” Beatty added. “I don’t drop the issues simply because I know someone socially.” Later in the day, Schwarzenegger appeared with Sen. John McCain in Riverside as dozens of protesters chanted within earshot. McCain complained to reporters that negative advertising was making it difficult for the public to understand Schwarzenegger’s measures. “People want reform,” the Arizona Republican said. “They think we are not sharing their priorities.” Schwarzenegger is pushing several measures that would curb the power of the Democrat-controlled Legislature and the state’s powerful public employee unions. Another measure with his backing would extend the trial period for teaches to get tenure. Schwarzenegger took some time before his bus tour on Saturday for a call-in news conference with Ohio reporters to give his qualified endorsement of a redistricting measure on the ballot there Tuesday. The governor is backing Proposition 77 on California’s ballot that would let a panel of retired judges draw legislative and congressional maps. The Ohio initiative would have maps judged by a bipartisan panel. The proposals have drawn opposition from Democrats and Republicans, but Schwarzenegger said he would like to see similar efforts nationwide. “Let’s take the power away from the politicians and let’s take away the gerrymandering and give the power back to the people,” Schwarzenegger said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Softball Defeats Missouri State, 2-1, in Regular Season Finale

first_img PDF Box Score Story Links Drake struck first on Sunday in the fourth inning as Smith started the frame with her team-leading fifth home run of the season, a solo blast over the left field fence. Drake (41-10, 24-1 MVC) and Missouri State (32-19, 17-8 MVC) went back-and-forth in the regular season finale for both teams. The Bulldogs are the No. 1 seed for this week’s MVC Championship at Buel Field, May 10-12, while the Bears are the No. 2 seed. Valparaiso 5/11/2018 – 4 PM Next Game: Full Schedule Roster In the sixth inning, senior Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) drew a one-out walk and after a strikeout by Newman, Alexander lined a ball down into the right field corner as Wright scored all the way from first base. Sophomore Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) couldn’t add to the lead as she grounded out to shortstop to end the inning.   Watch Live Prior to Sunday’s finale, Drake honored its 2018 senior class of Alexander, Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa), Smith and Wright. Smith finished 2-for-3 at the plate.center_img Photo Gallery Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) earned the win in relief and improved to 19-3. Newman pitched 1.2 innings and struck out four Bears with one walk. Senior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) started and went 5.1 innings and allowed one unearned run on five hits with one walk. Preview Buy Tickets Missouri State evened the score at 1-1 in the fifth inning with Hannah Heinrichs’ RBI single. ESPN+ Following the conclusion of the regular season, Drake opens the MVC Championship as the No. 1 seed and will play Friday at 4 p.m. at Buel Field. The Bulldogs will play the winner of the 11 a.m. contest Friday between the No. 4 seed and No. 8/No. 5 teams. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) drove in the winning run with a triple in the sixth inning for the Drake University softball team in a 2-1 win over Missouri State Sunday afternoon at Buel Field Newman, who entered in the sixth inning with runners on first and second base and two outs, but quickly struck out the next two Bears to escape the jam. In the seventh, she worked around a leadoff walk by forcing a groundout and then getting back-to-back strikeouts.last_img read more