Hesse, Humphreys deliver in 18-2 thumping of UT Rio Grande Valley

first_imgFacebook Twitter ReddIt Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 title Linkedin printThe No. 3 ranked Horned Frogs (19-5) used an 18 run offensive outburst to blowout UT Rio Grande Valley (16-13) in a run-rule shortened seven-inning contest on Wednesday, closing out a 5-0 home stand at Lupton Stadium.Two of the more unlikely sources of offensive production stepped up for the Frogs on Wednesday. Mason Hesse, a versatile backup infielder, and Zach Humphreys, the backup catcher, each came through in a big way at the plate.The story of the night was an 11 run second inning that saw 15 Horned Frogs go to the plate. The huge inning was sparked by seven hits and four walks. Hesse drove in five runs in the inning, hitting both fourth and 13th in the frame. In his first trip to the plate, Hesse worked a six-pitch walk with the bases loaded that scored the first run of the game for TCU.“[Hesse] has been that fourth infielder, a guy that can play all four spots. He’s a really good defender,” said TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle. “He’s just been nothing but a great teammate, supportive of everybody else, and appreciative of the times he gets to play. Tonight he got rewarded for it.”Hesse’s second plate appearance of the inning came again with the bases loaded, this time with the Frogs leading 7-2. After a first pitch strike, Hesse hit a fly ball with the wind at its back over the fence in left field for a grand slam. The homer made the score 11-2 and was Hesse’s first career home run.“That is the first grand slam I have ever hit. I don’t get to hit a lot of home runs, so it is nice to savor it,” Hesse said. “It was a good day to hit, the wind was blowing out so it was nice. We don’t usually get good hitting days at Lupton.”Hesse’s five RBI game came in only his fourth start this season, a night after the regular starting shortstop, Ryan Merrill, homered and drove in four in a 10-2 win over UTRGV. The shortstop position, primarily hitting eighth in the Frog lineup, has not been especially productive thus far in 2017. The two homer and nine RBI mid-week series will prove to be an important stepping stone for the two senior shortstops, who are were hitting a combined .237 before Tuesday’s game.“It is tough to sit and watch, but I knew that I would get my chance, get my opportunity. I just wanted to make the most of it and help the team win,” Hesse said. “I know what my role is, so I’ve really bought into it. Ryan Merrill is one of my best friends, so it’s awesome to see him play well.”In between the Hesse at-bats, Humphreys had an RBI walk, Austen Wade grounded out for a run, Cam Warner’s team lead in RBIs (23) grew with a two-run double, Evan Skoug singled in a run and Nolan Brown hit a sacrifice fly.TCU tacked on an extra run in the bottom of the third on a Josh Watson double to left center that scored Luken Baker who had walked the previous at bat.The Frogs extended their 10 run advantage in the bottom of the fourth as Humphreys launched a two-run homer off the scoreboard in left field for his first home run of his career.“Humphreys is a guy that is really important to our team, and he’s really important to the future of this program for sure,” Schlossnagle said. “He handles playing time, or lack thereof, just like he is supposed to. That’s why he gets rewarded.”Freshman Zach Humphreys rounds the bases after his first career home run (Photo by Michael Clements)The three RBI night for Humphreys gave the eight and nine-hole hitters eight total on the night. Schlossnagle was happy to see some of the depth from his lineup that he expected at the start of the season“We felt good about the depth of our offense going into the season,” Schlossnagle said. “It hasn’t really shown its face as much as we would like, but I feel like it is getting better.”Skoug came to the plate three batters after Humphreys and hit a ball that sailed over the right field fence in a hurry for another two-run home run, pushing the advantage to 16-2.In what ended up being their last turn at the plate in the bottom of the sixth, the Frogs added a couple more runs as Watson hit his second double of the day, scoring two runs, resulting in the game’s final score of 18-2.The Horned Frogs fell behind early when starting pitcher Dalton Horton gave up four straight two-out baserunners in the top of the first, leading to two runs for the Vaqueros. Horton came back out for a second inning, but only recorded one out before giving way to Austin Boyles.The Frogs used several arms out of the bullpen en route to the win, as Boyles pitched 3.2 innings, giving up just one hit and one walk while striking out a career-best six hitters. Boyles was the pitcher of record, earning his first collegiate win.Dalton Brown made his season debut in the sixth, recording two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning. Brown made 10 appearances as a freshman in 2016, throwing nine innings and giving up five runs.Ryan Burnett finished the night off with a clean seventh inning, setting down all three batters he faced and striking out one.The victory completed a two-game sweep of UTRGV, outscoring the Vaqueros 28-4. The sweep came after the Horned Frogs opened their five-game homestand with a three-game sweep of Oklahoma State.TCU will head to Manhattan, Kansas to begin a three-game Big 12 Conference series with Kansas State (15-10, 0-3) on Friday. First pitch for game one is set for 6:35 p.m. Facebook Branson Nelson Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. 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SF will only go into government with “progressive partners”

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – February 4, 2015 Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Previous articleRandox now recruiting people every monthNext articleRegional roads allocation nowhere near enough to meet needs – Mc Gowan News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson MEP Martina Anderson says Sinn Fein looks forward to going into government in the Republic after the next General Election but only with progressive partners.The Northern Ireland MEP says that her party has proven that they do not say one thing in opposition and then do another thing in power.However Ms Anderson says they are not interested in entering government to maintain the status quo:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/manderson.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. SF will only go into government with “progressive partners”last_img read more

Meetings to update people on progress of Northwest Radiotherapy Unit

first_img Facebook With hopes rising that a North West Radiotherapy Unit will be up and running within four years, public meetings are taking place over the next two days in Derry and Letterkenny to update people on what progress is being made.The Western Trust and the HSE will brief medical professionals, campaign groups and members of the public.The joint letter is signed by Western Health and Social Care Trust Chief Executive Elaine Way and Letterkenny General Hospital manager Sean Murphy, inviting stakeholder groups and members of the public to the meetings.Tonight’s meeting takes place in the MDEC Building at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry, while tomorrow’s meeting will be in the conference room of Letterkenny General Hospital.The invitation letter says the meeting will provide an update on progress with the proposed unit at Altnegelvin.Last month, Health Minister Edwin Poots told the assembly that construction of the unit at Altnagelvin should commence next year, with a view to the unit being fully operational by 2016. Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleCross border dimension of Malin Head Coastguard Station emphasisedNext articleJury hears William McKeeneys last words on mobile phone News Highland By News Highland – October 8, 2012 Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebookcenter_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News Meetings to update people on progress of Northwest Radiotherapy Unitlast_img read more

Nonprofit founder charged with murder after hit-and-run that killed two boys: DA

first_imgaijohn784/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A co-founder of a nonprofit is facing murder charges after she allegedly drove into two young brothers, killing them, in suburban Los Angeles County, prosecutors said.Eleven-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob Iskander were with their parents, crossing a Westlake Village street in a marked crosswalk, when they were struck by a car on Sept. 29, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.The suspected driver, Rebecca Grossman, was allegedly speeding at the time, prosecutors said. She’s also accused of fleeing the scene, “eventually stopping about one-quarter mile away from the scene when her car engine cutoff,” prosecutors said.Grossman, 57, is facing two felony counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, prosecutors announced Wednesday. She’s also facing one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death, prosecutors said.Grossman and her husband founded the Grossman Burn Foundation, a Los Angeles County-based nonprofit that provides burn prevention education and burn treatment, according to its website. The Grossman Burn Foundation is the “philanthropic arm” of the Grossman Burn Centers, which were founded by Rebecca Grossman’s father-in-law, according to the website.Grossman, of Hidden Hills, California, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday. If convicted, she could face a maximum of 34 years to life in prison. It’s unclear at this time if Grossman has an attorney.The Grossman Burn Foundation declined to comment to ABC News Wednesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

AARP commends Governor Christie on advancing telemedicine

first_imgJeff AbramoDirector of Communications and Engagement Dear Editor: AARP applauds Governor Chris Christie for enacting into law S291/A1464, bi-partisan legislation authorizing health care providers in New Jersey to deliver health care services through the use of telehealth and telemedicine. The new law will go a long way towards ensuring that the practice of telemedicine, which is transforming healthcare across the nation, will be implemented in New Jersey in ways that help to improve the health care experiences of patients, and their family caregivers. As we have seen in other states, telehealth technologies are important tools in supporting people’s desire to live independently in their homes and communities as they age.This new law moves the state in the right direction and allows telehealth and telemedicine to become an accessible, affordable option for millions of New jersey residents. AARP also commends the hard work of bill sponsors Senators Joseph Vitale, Jim Whelan, Diane Allen, and Shirley K. Turner and Assembly Members Pamela Lampitt, Craig Coughlin, Herb Conaway, Jr., Valerie Huttle, Joseph Lagana, Paul Moriarty, and Raj Mukherji for their championship of the legislation.last_img read more

Business Leaders Report on a Solid Summer for Ocean City, NJ

first_img‘We could use a lot of summers like the one we just had,’ said Boardwalk Merchants Association President Wes Kazmarck at a Tuesday Business Summit sponsored by the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce.Leaders from Ocean City’s different business segments offered updates Tuesday at the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Summit and confirmed what many had already reported: the summer of 2014 was a pretty good one.The event took place at the renovated Adelene restaurant overlooking the beach and boardwalk on the first floor of the Port-O-Call Hotel.Some of the reports included:Tourism Commission: Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian said advertising investments in the outer markets paid off big with double-digit gains in visitors from most East Coast states outside Pennsylvania (which also was up 4.46 percent). She said the marketing theme — “It’s not just a vacation … It’s a tradition” — proved effective.City of Ocean City: Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, said beach tag and parking fee revenues were both up by 4 percent. Airport fees were up 10 percent and boat ramp fees up 9 percent. He said six of seven concerts in the Monday night rock series on the Music Pier were sold out.Board of Realtors: Board President Ken Sedberry called it an “exceptional” season for vacation rentals, and he said visitors already are booking for the summer 2015 season. He said 638 homes have sold year-to-date, while just 576 sold in the same period last year. Sedberry also reported that a board golf outing raised $25,000 for the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Ocean City.Downtown: Downtown Merchants Association Co-Chairman Skip Tolomeo reported a “reasonably good summer” with days that should have been busy turning out slow and vice versa. He said Tuesday and Thursday downtown promotions were successful. Tables at this Saturday’s Fall Block Party are sold out. And the downtown has a busy schedule of fall promotions that continue with trick-or-treating, the Halloween Parade, the Earlier Than the Bird shopping weekend and a full schedule of holiday events.Hotels and Motels: Jennifer Torres of the Ocean City Hospitality Association said the city saw a “light” July and a “solid” August. Gillian said hotel accommodations were sold out for 10 weekends this summer with Tuesdays and Wednesdays the only weak spots.Boardwalk: Boardwalk Merchants Association President Wes Kazmarck said “perfect weather” helped keep just about every boardwalk owner happy. “We could use a lot of summers like the one we just had,” he said.last_img read more

Community Spirit Results in Kids Fall Camps, Programs

first_imgBy MADDY VITALEThe Ocean City community is joining together to offer youth camps and programs this fall to schoolchildren and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.Camps will run Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per week. All programs will begin on Sept. 14 and end Oct. 30.The camps are a result of the city’s Community Services Department, the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean City school district and OCNJ CARES, a nonprofit organization assisting families during the pandemic.“Families are so important right now, and this is an opportunity for us to help them out,” Mayor Jay Gillian said Wednesday. “We’re all worried about getting sick, but mental health is just as important. Our Community Services Department has always been about community.”Programs include the following:Performing Arts Camps (at Ocean City Music Pier, for students in grades 2 to 8): Participants will enjoy a fun-filled experience with a focus on theater arts, dance, and music. Each week will consist of activities including acting games, Broadway choreography, music appreciation and even some educational time for kids to work on schoolwork or read on their own. Participants will gain an appreciation for the performing arts while having fun and making new friends.Sports and Fitness Camps (at various locations, for students in grades 2 to 8): An after-school program in which your child will participate in a variety of games, projects, and weekly specials, as well as study/reading time.Director of Community Services Daniel Kelchner said the camps to be offered and programs showcase the power of collaboration in the close-knit community.“All of these entities are coming together to help these kids and families during this challenging time,” Kelchner explained. “We saw a need in the community, and we are fortunate that we can offer these programs to families.”The Recreation Department programs will be available to Ocean City Primary School and Ocean City Intermediate School students at locations throughout the city.Drew Fasy, chairman of OCNJ CARES, said that the shift in focus for the organization changed due to the coronavirus.Ocean City schools reopen for students Sept. 8 with a hybrid learning model, which means there will be in-person instruction for students twice a week and virtual learning three days per week.There is also a Virtual Academy for those children who will not be attending in the fall. The result is more time away from the traditional classroom setting.The summer camps prior to COVID-19, like the one shown here, allowed kids to interact with their peers and exercise.“Our goal is to support the school district. Everyone is involved with this – the parents, the students, the support staff, the teachers. We want to help keep the kids engaged so that we don’t run into the spiraling mental health quagmire that we did in the spring,” Fasy pointed out. “The school is really the heartbeat of the community. We want to support the kids and the families.”Chamber of Commerce President David Allegretto echoed Fasy’s sentiments.“This program brings a little bit of normalcy to the kids’ lives, which is so important and it is a great example of what the school, city and business community working together for the benefit of not only the kids but the community can do,” he said.City officials held a meeting Aug. 24 to go over the details. Allegretto said that the city’s summer camps were so successful that they were able to use them as a model for the fall program.And it also helps the business owners who have suffered financial losses through COVID-19 and the shutdown, he said.“The business community can offer some space. It is a win-win for all. They can make up lost revenue due to COVID and also be a help to the kids and the schools because the kids will have more interaction with their peers.”In addition to the fall programs, Ocean City’s regular schedule of recreation activities provides further opportunities for local families:Cross Country:Grades: 4 to 8Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Days: Tuesday and ThursdayDate: September 15 to October 29Location: Richard S. Grimes Field (behind the Primary School)Cost: $30Basketball:Grades: 3 to 8Time: 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.Days: Girls – Mon./Wed.; Boys – Tues./Thurs.Date: September 21 to October 29Location: 18th Street and Haven AvenueCost: $40Field Hockey Games:Grades: 6 to 8Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Grades: 3 to 5Time: 11 a.m. to noonDays: SundayDate: September 13 to November 1Location: Carey StadiumCost: $40Soccer:Grades: K to 8Time: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.Days: SaturdayDate: September 12th to October 31Location: Richard S. Grimes Field (behind the Primary School)Cost: $30Registration is available online. Visit www.ocnj.us/recreation and click on “Register Now! Community Pass Registration.” For additional information, call the Recreation Department at 609-525-9304. Ocean City’s summer camp in 2019, prior to COVID-19, was so successful that a fall camp is planned. (Photos courtesy Ocean City)last_img read more

London bakery takes smaller firms into its fold

first_imgEdmonton-based wholesale bakery The London Bread & Cake Co (LBC) has come up with an unusual way of coping with the recession by taking smaller bakeries under its wing.Managing director David Hall, who describes the set-up as “a bit like a co-operative”, told British Baker that, during the past 18 months, it has had two firms move production to its site Advent Way. In July 2009 bagel firm A&A Bakeries International moved into LBC’s premises after Goswell Bakeries sold the business to a management buy-out team, led by former general manager Alan Weston.”Three months ago, we were also buying our doughnuts from an outside company, which produced excellent products, but was experiencing difficulties, so I invited them to join us we would charge a small management fee in exchange for looking after its HACCP, food safety, engineering and training issues,” explained Hall. The company is now in talks with another London-based wholesale bakery, he said. The firms remain as separate com-panies, but work under one roof and, by using bulk-bought ingredients, the family of businesses can also make cost savings.”We are a very large bakery and I feel the only way forward for us is to look at niche bakeries producing speciality products that complement our range, and that we can work with. We buy bagels and doughnuts, for example, from them, and they buy products from us we all work together,” said Hall.last_img read more

Premier cakes business hit by logistics problems

first_imgMr Kipling owner Premier Foods has revealed its cake business has been hit by issues with its new warehousing operation.Premier said sales volume and efficiency in its Sweet Treats division – which includes Mr Kipling, Cadbury and own-label cakes – have been impacted in the short term by the transfer of warehousing to a third-party managed operation in September.The move was the latest phase in the consolidation of all Premier warehousing and distribution operations in one central location in Tamworth, Staffordshire, managed by XPO Logistics. In February, the company announced the closure of a distribution centre in Rugby that handled Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes.Premier today said extra capacity had now been put in place for the peak festive trading period, and that “good progress” was being made, but warned that customer service levels are currently “below the group’s usual high standards”.It added that this would adversely impact the financial performance of the Sweet Treats division in the third quarter.The warehousing issues were revealed in the company’s half-year financial report, for the 26 weeks ended 29 September, in which Premier also announced CEO Gavin Darby would be stepping down and that it planned to sell its Ambrosia brand. (See story here.)Total Sweet Treats division revenue rose 3.8% year-on-year in the period, with branded revenue up 7.4%.Branded growth had been driven by the Mr Kipling brand relaunch, television advertising, and NPD including Unicorn and Flamingo slices. Sales of the core Cadbury range grew in the first half of the year, said Premier, but total Cadbury revenue had been impacted by the axing of some lower-selling lines.Revenue from own-label Sweet Treats fell 13.1%, with the business exiting some lower-value pies and tarts contracts and some of its own-label lines losing shelf space to branded products.Premier’s international business – which has enjoyed strong growth in recent years thanks to exports of Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes – fell 9% year-on-year.The company said the decline was the result of phasing shipments of Cadbury cakes to Australia following capacity issues, and UK wholesalers raising the price of some Premier products they export. It added, however, that Cadbury cakes and Mr Kipling continued to gain retail market share in Australia, achieving a record share of 16.6% during the period.Premier also said it planned to start building stocks of raw materials to protect the company against the risk of delays at ports following the UK’s exit from the EU.“Potentially this action will cause an adverse movement of up to £10m in working capital during quarter four, which we would expect to reverse the following financial year as the situation normalises,” it stated.last_img read more

Listen To Tom Hamilton’s American Babies Play A Full Bruce Springsteen Set With Aron Magner

first_imgLast night, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies brought their Bruce Springsteen tribute set to The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The set, dubbed “Philly is the Boss”, featured special guest Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits on keys throughout the evening.The show featured an awesome assortment of Springsteen material from throughout the beloved songwriter’s vast catalog. The show kicked off with “Wrecking Ball”, the song Bruce wrote in tribute to the old Giants Stadium, before moving into more classic material like “Badlands”, “The Promised Land”, and “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out”, with “Atlantic City” providing an ultimate sing-a-long moment.The rest of the show was filled with more classic Springsteen material such as “I’m On Fire”, “The Ghost of Tom Joad”, “Born to Run”, “Dancing In The Dark”. Of course, “Glory Days” served as the lone encore, bringing the glorious performance to a close. Listen to the whole show below, courtesy of archive.org and taper Keith Litzenberger.Tom Hamilton’s American Babies are currently on the road for a massive two-month fall tour, including special “Masquerade Ball” cover sets sets at The Tonic Room in Chicago, IL on October 29th and at American Beauty in New York City on November 5th. Don’t miss out!last_img read more