Reno supporters demand better – Graham

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Struggling FC Reno will have to find a way to avoid relegation, says the club’s head coach, Michael Graham, after watching his team give up a one-goal lead to title chasing Humble Lion in Sunday’s 1-1 draw in the Red Stripe Premier League.”I am a little disappointed because at 1-0 up and playing well in the first half, we came out flat in the second-half and allowed Humble Lion too much time on the ball and a goal we were dreading happened,” stated Graham.Reno are precariously perched just above the relegation zone with 31 points in 10th place, but have breathing room between themselves and red zone teams Rivoli United (23) and Waterhouse FC (22).That, however, is no comfort to the ambitious Graham, who believes winning a paltry seven matches out of 27 is not good enough for the three-time League winners.According to Graham, the club’s rich history and the passionate diehard supporters demand more from their players.”We know where we are letting down the fans. We have an all-round decent squad of players, but for some reason, we cannot get the ball into the net. We tend to create plenty chances in match situations and score few.”That is why we are not doing as well as we would like, and it’s hurting the club’s prospects going forward,” reasoned Graham.Roshane Sharpe has taken on the club’s goal-getter role, netting his sixth goal of the season in Sunday’s match against Humble Lion at Frome Sports Complex.biggest headacheHowever, it’s in defence that Graham has the biggest headache. Reno have conceded 40 goals in all this season, making them the league’s second-worst defensive team behind ninth-placed Boys’ Town FC (43).”We realised that we are not doing a good job in defence, even though we have who I consider good players in there. We are not scoring enough, and on the other hand, we are conceding too many,” Graham said.”That is a recipe for disaster, and the club can do without that at the moment. However, we still have some critical matches ahead of us, so we must give our all to put ourselves at least mid-pack at the end of season,” added Graham.last_img read more

Taylor stars as WI Women tie series

first_img CAGEY START CAUGHT AND BOWLED Winning the toss and electing to take first strike, the West Indies made a cagey start when they lost the wicket of out-of-form opener, Hayley Matthews, for eight with score on 12 in the fourth over. However, unlike the previous match, which was also played at the same venue, there was not to be a steady fall of wickets. This was due largely to Taylor, who shepherded three key partnerships, the first of which was between herself and opener Shaquana Quintyne. The two put on stroke-filled stand of 69 for the second wicket, before Quintyne was caught for 41 in the 24th over. This brought together Taylor and hard-hitting Deandra Dottin, who put on 36 for the third wicket before the latter was run out for 18. The third alliance, between Taylor and former captain, wicketkeeper Merissa Aguilleira, put on 45 for the fourth wicket, with Aguilleira going on to hit a series-high 32 off 33 deliveries. Set the highest total of the series to win, England got a brilliant start before falling away mid-way their innings. It is all square heading into the final game of the one-day international (ODI) series between West Indies Women and England Women. The five-match series is currently tied at 2-2 after the West Indies recorded a 42-run win over their opponents in game four at Sabina Park yesterday. The victory, which also provided two World Cup qualifying points for the hosts, was engineered by Player-of-the-Match and captain, Stafanie Taylor. The multiple-time West Indies Women’s Cricketer of the Year first put in a brilliant batting display of 85 to pilot the home team to 223 for six, before returning to claim three for 22 to help bowl out England Women for 181. ”After losing the third game there was a lot of introspection and we asked the girls to show a bit more fight going forward,” explained Taylor. ”It was therefore pleasing to see that happened today and we hope it will continue on Wednesday in the final game.” Their opening pair of Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont put on 95 for the first wicket, before the latter was caught and bowled by Taylor in the 20thover for 51. This then brought to crease captain Heather Knight and together with Windfield they put on 38 for the second wicket, taking the score to a threatening 133 for one. However, after Winfield was run out for 51, the visitors collapsed and only Knight, 36, and last Laura Marsh, 13, who was the last player dismissed, passed double figures. Part-time off-spinner Matthews took two for 25. ”We did not take our chances when we were in the field and the West Indies capitalised,” declared England’s Knight. ”However, having said that, credit must go to the West Indies how they kept us out of the game and we now look forward to the final fixture,” she added.last_img read more

Ateneo ‘a better team’ than last year heading into finals rematch vs DLSU

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “La Salle, what else would I be thinking about?” said Baldwin after Ateneo pulled off an 88-84 win Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We have to move on. I think the coaching staff has to set the tone and we got to come down the cloud pretty quick.”READ: Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“We have to put our focus on the next game because we didn’t play this season just to win in the semis. We played this season to go as far as this team is capable of going.”La Salle is already in the championship round after scoring a controversial 82-75 win over Adamson University that saw the three referees, who officiated the game get suspended for four games. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t have time to ponder over the Blue Eagles’ hard-fought Final Four duel against Far Eastern University.After overcoming the Tamaraws in overtime in their do-or-die, Baldwin said he immediately turned his attention to the defending champions, whom the Eagles will face in a best-of-three finals for the second straight time.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Baldwin is raring to get back at La Salle after it swept Ateneo last year.“We’re a better team [this season],” said Baldwin after his Blue Eagles topped the elimination round with a 13-1 card. “We’ve proven we’re a better team all year long.”last_img read more

Wilder, Joshua ‘agree’ to title unification bout

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder of the US knocks down undefeated contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in the 10th round, during their 12-round WBC Heavyweight Championship fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on March 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Unbeaten heavyweight champions Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua appear poised for a title unification bout in the division’s most anticipated matchup.The two camps have agreed to terms on a fight in the United Kingdom sometime this fall for less money than Wilder’s initial offer, his trainer Jay Deas said Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Both fought in March. Wilder had a 10th-round stoppage of Luis Ortiz. Joshua won a unanimous decision over Joseph Parker in his first fight to go the distance.Now, the two biggest heavyweight names could be poised to meet next.“If they keep their word, then we’ve got a fight,” Deas said. “So we’re fully expecting to go to the UK and we’re ready. We’re ready to do it tomorrow. All they have to do is tell us where to be and when to be there, and we’ll be there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Suspended from Alaska, Abueva shows up at Gilas practice Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “They offered and we accepted,” he said, adding that they would push for a signed contract as early as Tuesday.Deas said the fight could be anywhere from September to November to avoid conflict with a potential Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDeas said he’s not authorized to discuss details of the potential purse and that the venue and date are up to Joshua’s camp.A huge draw in the UK, Joshua’s last two fights have been at 74,500-seat Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We offered $50 million, which is what he said he wanted,” Deas said in a phone interview. “And he then turned it down. Then they came back with a much, much, much smaller offer for Deontay, which would have been even less than Deontay would have made in the United States, and wanted him to still travel to the UK for the fight. And we said yes.“The reason we did was because Deontay is investing in himself. He wants this for the fans and he wants this for his legacy and he knows that being the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world will give him the financial gain as he proceeds. Even though we would have liked a better deal, Deontay said yes.”Wilder, who lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is the WBC champion at 40-0 with 39 knockouts. Joshua holds the other heavyweight belts and is 21-0 with 20 knockouts.Wilder posted on his Twitter account Monday that the $50 million offer to fight in America is still on the table.“Today I even agreed to their offer to fight Joshua next in the UK,” he said in the tweet. “If he prefers the fight in the UK, the ball is in their court. It’s up to them to choose.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

‘God Is Not Punishing Liberia with Ebola’, Bethel Pastor Says, as Body of Christ…

first_imgBethel Cathedral senior pastor, Rev. Dr. M. Wolo Belleh, has differed with some views in the public that the outbreak of Ebola and its devastating  impact on Liberia is a punishment for sin that the country has committed.Addressing a press conference on yesterday, Rev. Dr. Belleh indicated that Liberia is not the only country with Ebola, and the virus being a virus could spread in any way not in conformity with precautionary measures people need to take.In response to the Ebola outbreak and its effects on the population, the Bethel Cathedral senior pastor, along with other Christians of different denominations, have come out with a three-day fast and prayer to be observed throughout country.He said during such a time of crisis as this is when people draw closer to God.  The  declared fast and prayer is  expected to be observed from October 29, 30 and 31.  It will draw God’s attention to the plight of Liberians and other affected countries in the Mano River Union Basin.A statement read on behalf of the Christian community indicates that the fast and prayer will be carried out in every county and will not at this time be a Monrovia based event.According to the statement, the Christian community has constituted a task force that will organize churches and craft a plans to memorialize  health workers and those who have lost their lives through  contracting Ebola.Regarding the frequent declaration of fast and prayer, the Bethel leader said one needs to continuously pray to ensure that God hears their plea until He acts.The group says it is a command of God for His people to obey, and frequent prayer being a command from Him, they have to obey in totality.The Christian community urges that just as the case was with Nineveh that the King and all other people in the land took days, fasted and prayed, so it is with Liberia that everyone in the land needs to take these three days to fast and pray from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.Though Liberia was said to have been built on “Christian principle,” citizens have over the time complained about many evils, including homosexual and ritualistic  killing that keeps happening in the society.Regarding the sin of the nation, the Christian group said the prayer will focus on repentance, worshipping, thanksgiving and asking God for His perfect Will to be done in Liberia.Cognizant of the fact that the virus is spread through body contact, the group says the prayer will be done outdoor where people will not have any cause to come into close contact.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Juli Endee Releases New Single

first_imgLiberia’s cultural ambassador, Juli Endee, has released a new single called “Open Your Eyes”, an awareness song for the upcoming general and presidential elections, calling on Liberian people to fully scrutinize all politicians before voting.The new song, which is composed on the signature Liberian “Gbema” beat, opens with a battle cry – Yor-yor! – and continues with captivating lyrics about “two types of politicians”.Going exactly in the writer mind, the song advises people to not sell their vote because of poverty but vote for their children’s future so that Liberia can be a better place.The song also advises Liberians not to vote for people who come in a very short period of time just to initiate cosmetic projects that will not last.Ambassador Endee said, “I think over the years, I have seen, watched and participated in several elections at the same time, observing that the vast majority of the voting population have not been fully educated about the value of a person’s vote.“Their rights have been played with and so I sit down asking myself, what can I do to educate my people about the electoral process? I then thought to use music since it can go across all boundaries and be food for the soul.“This is the 21st century; you do not need latrines, bus stop and other things to vote for a politician. Be mindful of the person you vote for so Open Your Eyes.”She said the song title, “Open Your Eyes”, speaks for itself because it urges Liberians to see clear before they cast their votes.Below are lines from the song: OPEN YOUR EYES LYRICSIntroYoaaa yorYorBatioooo, batiBatiZay quo, zay quicLiberia zay quicZay quicThere are two kinds of politiciansGoodies politicians andKpankpan politiciansI wan, hey, I wan heyI wan, hey, alllllll……LiberiaChorusOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yahI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yahI want my KpankpanWhich person you dey want nowAbi na which person you dey want too A Goodies politician orKpankpan politiciansMy brother, sister, mama, papaLet me tell you somethingStanza 1A goodies politicians, start 1 year before electionThey bring their plenty moneyAnd their big big motorWith their T. shirts, flyers, postersFew offices, fan clubs, cars and speechesKai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay maGoodies kai tay maKai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay maGoodies kai tay maThey only bring two projectsHand pump and school feesThey think say we are gbellehWe na gbelleh ooooSo mama, papa, brother, sisterShine your eyes, well well oooChorusOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yahI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yahI want my KpankpanStanza 2Kpankpan politicians oooo oh ohKpankpan politicians ooooKpankpan politicians oooo oh ohKpankpan politicians ooooIs a person for the peopleAnd the person with the peopleThey love their peopleRespect their cultureThey know their people andThey can help their peopleThey support health, agriculture and educationAnd they can do more projects before 1 yearDeposit all their money in their countryInvest all their money in their countryKpankpan politician dat better personKpankpan politicians dat better people oooOk! Heh, ok! hey, Ok! Heh, ok! hey, Ok! HehKpankpan ! yes, Kpankpan! YesKpankpan ! yes, Kpankpan! yesGoodies no, Goodies no, Goodies noChorusI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanWhich person you dey want naaaAbi na which person you dey want tooA Goodies politician orKpankpan politiciansMy brother, sister, mama, papaLet me tell you somethingStanza 3A Goodies politicians,let me tell their whole levelThey divide our peopleThey bring their plenty moneyAnd their big big motorThey are good at preaching violenceThey bring their plenty moneyAnd their big big motorAll they want is power anyway anyhowThey want our money ooooThey want our moneyI say they want our money ohThey want our moneyKai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay maGoodies kai tay maKai tay ma, kai tay ma way kai tay maGoodies kai tay maThey only bring two projectsHand pump and school feesThey think say we are gbellehWe not gbelleh ooooSo mama, papa, brother, sisterShine your eyes well well oooChorusOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanKpankpan politicians ooo oh ohKpankpan politicians oooKpankpan politicians ooo oh ohKpankpan politicians oooThey truly love LiberiaThey really love LiberiansThey are God fearing andThey treat everybody equally eeeeKpankpan politicians are peace makersKpankpan politicians are peace lovingThey are real LiberiansI say true true Liberians ooooThey are real LiberiansI say true true Liberians ooooKpankpan politicians dat better personKpankpan politicians dat better people oooChorusOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterOpen your eyesOh my peopleMama, Papa, Brother, SisterI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yahI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanBut please hear meWhen they bring the riceYour mon eat itwa wa wa wako wa wa wawa wa wa wako waI say you politicians!What have you done? for LiberiaFor the past three yearsI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanWhich person you dey wan naaaAbi na which person you dey want oooMy brother sister, mama, papaLet me tell you somethingI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanI don’t want no Goodies oooI don’t want no GoodiesI want my Kpankpan yeaI want my KpankpanNo shaky Juli EndeeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

1 missing, 1 in custody after 2-boat collision

first_imgA 58-year-old man is feared dead following a two-boat collision in the Pomeroon River, Region TwoMissing: Abdool Shameer also called Mohamed Shameer(Pomeroon-Supenaam).The missing man has been identified as Abdool Shameer, also called Mohamed Shameer, of Jacklow, Upper Pomeroon.Reports are that the incident occurred about 02:00h on Monday when Shameer was crossing the Pomeroon River in his boat and another boat, which was powered by an outboard engine, collided with him.After the collision, Police said that Shameer could not be located.The 33-year-old captain of the other boat, who hails from Sirki, Pomeroon River, was unharmed. He is now in Police custody assisting with investigations.According to the missing man’s brother, Fizal, he last saw Shameer Monday morning at 10:30h in the Jacklow area. He said he left to visit a friend at Jacklow and upon returning, the accident occurred.Family members related to Guyana Times that they were most disturbed at the manner in which the entire accident was dealt with. They are, therefore, calling on the Police to apprehend the two passengers who were travelling in the arrested captain’s boat at the time.As investigations continue, Police were informed that the now missing man and the surviving captain had “old grievances”.A search party has been sent out to comb the area where the accident occurred and its environs with the hope of finding the missing man.last_img read more

‘General election in Guyana is now constitutionally overdue’ – Commonwealth SG

first_imgThe Commonwealth Secretary-General, this morning, called for the restoration of constitutional rule in Guyana and urged that General and Regional Elections be held without any further delay.Secretary General, Patricia Scotland, said that she has taken note of the June 18, 2019 ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice while noting that Guyana’s Constitution firmly sets out requirements for elections following the passage of a No-Confidence Motion.Statement from the Commonwealth Secretary-General on Guyana23 September 2019The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, urges the President of Guyana and all relevant stakeholders and institutions to restore constitutional rule in Guyana by immediately setting an early election date in consonance with its constitution, enabling elections to be held without further delay.The Secretary-General has taken note of the 18 June 2019 ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and its consequential orders of 12 July 2019.  The CCJ’s ruling was clear that the Guyana Constitution sets out certain requirements for the time of an election after the valid passing of a no confidence motion.The rule of law and constitutional governance are fundamental Commonwealth values to which Guyana has subscribed.In this regard, and in accordance with the ruling of the CCJ, a general election in Guyana is now constitutionally overdue. A general election should be held in accordance with the unambiguous constitutional imperative to do so.  The Secretary-General has spoken with the Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and discussed Commonwealth support to GECOM.Secretary-General: Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QClast_img read more

Council votes to fire Torres

first_imgTorres’ contract calls for him to receive 18 months’ pay at his salary rate of $131,000 per year, including benefits, city officials said. “It’s the worst time to remove” Torres, Vasquez said Thursday, “when he’s in the middle of working on 14 projects. I felt that he was doing an excellent job for the city. Why remove someone who’s doing their job? What’s the urgency?” Bagwell said he felt it was simply time for a change. “I like Richard, and I think he’s a good man. But we need to move forward,” Bagwell said. “I believe it’s time for a change, and every good organization needs change. The longer a person is there, it works against” the organization. Bagwell said a “quagmire” develops when people work too long in government positions. MONTEBELLO – City Council members have voted to sack long-time City Administrator Richard Torres from the job he held for 18 years. In a 3-2 closed-session vote that came late Wednesday near the end of the council’s meeting, Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid and council members Jeff Siccama and Bob Bagwell agreed to terminate the 51-year-old Torres, effective immediately. Rosie Vasquez and Bill Molinari vigorously opposed the decision. The two dissenters said that, among other things, the city cannot afford to pay both Torres’ severance package and the salary of a new city administrator. “Richard’s been there all his career and he’s got a lot of friendships,” he said. “When you move people around, you get better work. I wish him all the best.” Torres, who grew up in Montebello and lives near City Hall, expressed no anger or bitterness Thursday over his firing. “It’s been a privilege to serve my own community all these years,” he said. “I’ve done my best and I’m proud of the job I’ve done.” He said his immediate plans called for plenty of rest, he said. “I live three blocks away,” Torres said. “I’ll still be a member of the community, but in a different capacity.” Torres spent his entire professional career working for the city of Montebello. His first job after graduating from Occidental College with a degree in sociology was in the city’s finance department. After that, he served as assistant to the city administrator for three years, followed by two years as transportation director before landing the job of city administrator in 1989. Siccama said he hoped a new city administrator would bring “fresh blood” into the city’s decision-making. “I appreciate \ years of service for the city,” Siccama said. “But we need fresh leadership. The city’s been hemorrhaging money for years. We have to get out of that trend with new ideas.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 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 Sweeps Indiana State

first_img TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University softball team swept Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon. Drake (15-11, 5-0 MVC) cruised to a 15-6 win in the first game and blanked Indiana State, 12-0, (7-22, 1-4 MVC) in the second game. Both games went just five innings as the Bulldogs have won their first five MVC games. In the first game Friday, Indiana State took a brief 2-0 lead in the first inning before Drake’s bats broke out for a season high in runs scored. The Bulldogs answered with six runs in the second inning with one run coming off a Sycamores’ errors, three from a double by Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) and two runs from freshman Taryn Pena’s (Columbia, Ill.) first career home run. Indiana State got a pair of runs back in the next inning, but in between Sowa plated two more runs with another double and junior Ashlie Chambers (Ankeny, Iowa) launched a solo home run. Drake led 10-4 going to the fifth inning as the Bulldogs added to their big lead with five more runs in the fifth. Indiana State scored two runs in its final at-bat, but it wasn’t enough as Drake ended the game early via the eight-run rule. Sowa finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored, two doubles and five runs batted in. Chambers also had three hits, including her first home run this season. Pena and fellow freshman Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) each had their first career home runs. Jonas had two RBI while Pena drove in three runs. Starting pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) improved her record in the circle to 11-5 overall as Newman pitched four innings and allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) tossed one inning in relief of Newman and allowed two runs. Sowa scored the first runs in game number two with a two-run home run in the first inning. In the third inning, junior Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.) ripped a two-run double and Sowa launched a solo home run. In the fourth inning, Smith drove in one run with a single and two more runs scored on the play on a Sycamores error. Sowa capped a career game with her third home run of the contest, a grand slam in the fifth inning. Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) then retired Indiana State in order to give Drake a 12-0 win that went just five innings again. McKinnon pitched all five innings and allowed just five hits while striking out two Sycamores as she improved her record to 4-5 with the win. Sowa went 3-for-4 at the plate with three home runs, four runs scored and a career-high seven RBI. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Pena and Smith each had two hits. Drake and Indiana State conclude the series on Saturday with a single game starting at 11 a.m.Print Friendly Version Watch Live Live Stats Full Schedule Roster at Indiana State 3/26/2016 – 11:00 AM Preview Next Game:last_img read more