Syracuse seniors shine in final home game in 1-0 walk-off win

first_imgRachel Burkhardt embraced her pitcher, AnnaMarie Gatti, in the dugout. The senior utility player had just lifted SU to a walk-off win, but in that moment all she could do was commend SU’s starter.“You threw the perfect game,” Burkhardt kept repeating.Gatti’s game statistically wasn’t perfect – she allowed three hits and a walk – but she threw what she needed to help Syracuse (28-19, 9-12 Atlantic Coast) get the shutout over North Carolina (28-25, 15-8), 1-0 at Skytop Softball Stadium on Saturday. Gatti, with help from the rest of the field, was able to keep UNC out of scoring position for most of the game.“I don’t fear (UNC), I respect them but I want to beat them,” Gatti said.Earlier this season against Louisville she called UNC one of her favorite teams to pitch against. During Saturday’s matchup, Gatti struck out five batters including the Tar Heels’ Brittany Pickett, who was responsible for the three-run home run that secured a win for UNC the day before.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was the top of the seventh and the score was still 0-0 when UNC’s power hitter was at the plate for her final at-bat. Pickett was behind in the count when Gatti threw her final strikeout of the day down the middle. Pickett froze to put the first out of the final inning on the board.“It could’ve gone either way, obviously,” Gatti said, “But it fell in my favor and I’m happy about it.”It wasn’t until that inning that UNC advanced beyond first base. It had chances prior to the inning, most notably in the sixth.For what senior Sammy Fernandez called the best play of the game, catcher Michala Maciolek launched the ball to Fernandez at second base to catch UNC outfielder Destiny DeBerry stealing.“She threw a perfect ball,” Fernandez said. “I didn’t even have to move my glove, the tag was just there.”With two outs in the seventh inning, Kristina Burkhardt became the first UNC player to reach second after Gatti threw a wild pitch. In all the noise Maciolek wasn’t able to find the ball immediately, and Burkhardt got to third base in position to score what could have been the winning run. But the next batter grounded out and SU was in the clear.“I don’t even think we kind of flinched at (the runner on third),” Rachel Burkhardt said. “We were just like you know what, it’s fine. Like we were going to get the last out, it’s not a really big deal.”It all came down to the Burkhardt, who led the inning off for SU and launched a walk-off home run over the centerfield fence. The senior did what her fellow Syracuse seniors had done all day: she delivered.“I pulled (the seniors) aside before the game,” SU head coach Mike Bosch said, “and I said ‘hey, all six of you are in the lineup today, it’s your senior day so you can make or break what’s going to happen on the field’ and they did.” Comments Published on April 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

O’Brien feels Tipp will go “all guns blazing” for Cork

first_imgIt’s claimed while Tipperary hasn’t had the easiest lead-up to their Munster Championship, they’ll go into the Cork game ‘all guns blazing.’With the loss of Kieran Bergin to the footballers, injuries to a number of players including Bonner Maher, and Jason Forde’s one match ban which is set to be appealed, the Tipp squad have had a number of issues hanging over the camp.Tipp face Cork in the Munster Senior hurling quarter final in Semple Stadium on Sunday. But, former Tipp hurler Conor O’ Brien says Tipp are an experienced side and none of these things should affect them…last_img

3 teens charged for killing Mon Repos man

first_imgThree teenagers, along with a 33-year-old man, were on Friday charged for the murder of 30-year-old Christopher Swamy of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Vikash Persaud, 18; Osafo Douglas, 19; Rafael Hannif, 19; and 33-year-old Jessie Knight appeared before Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.It is alleged that the teens killed Swamy on October 21, 2018, at his Lot 161 Mon Repos Pasture, ECD home. In court on Friday, the three teenagers, who reportedly admitted to committing the crime following their arrest, told the court that they were severely beaten by Police to confess to the murder. They were all remanded and the case will continue on December 12.Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus had said one of the suspects was positivelyDead: Christopher Swamyidentified by the dead man’s wife during an identification parade on Monday.Swamy, a father of two, was gunned down on Sunday last after four armed men invaded his ECD property. Based on information received, Swamy was among a group of persons including his wife, hanging out and imbibing in front of the house when at about 01:30h, they were confronted by masked men, one of whom brandished a handgun.Police said the suspects relieved one of the persons of a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of cash, after which they assaulted another person to the head. It was during the commotion that Swamy was shot to the chest. The men then fled the scene.Swamy was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.A post-mortem examination performed by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the left side of the chest. A bullet has been recovered from Swamy’s body.last_img read more

Chelsea warned it would take a huge offer to capture Fellaini

first_imgEverton boss David Moyes has reacted to reports of Chelsea’s apparent interest in Marouane Fellaini by insisting it would take a huge offer to prise the Belgian away from Goodison Park.Fellaini has been in fine form this season and is tipped to follow the likes of Joleon Lescott and Jack Rodwell by making a big-money move from the Merseyside club.Chelsea are said to be planning to table a £30m bid for him when the transfer window opens in January.And Moyes said: “They [other clubs] know where Felli is. They know where to come and watch him. They know as well that it will be a big price if they are interested.” 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

George Groves and opponent Balmaceda go head-to-head

first_imgGeorge Groves weighs in ahead of Saturday’s clash with Dario German of Argentina at Wembley Arena. Hammersmith’s unbeaten super-middleweight will be looking to continue his march towards a world title shot. (Video courtesy of iFILM London)See also:Groves weighs in ahead of Wembley 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Nelson Mandela Bridge

first_imgThe Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after South Africa’s first democratic President, has won several awards. The bridge is situated in Johannesburg.The Nelson Mandela Bridge get a pink illumination every year since 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterParis has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And downtown Johannesburg has the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.Named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide, the bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in July 2003. Crossing no less than 46 operational railway lines, the 284-metre-long bridge is largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.Designed by Dissing+Weitling Architecture, the bridge has won numerous awards, including the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement in Technical Excellence category.The bridge links the Braamfontein business area with the Newtown precinct. Taking two years to build, the bridge was at the heart of a inner city renewal project by Gauteng province’s economic development initiative, Blue IQ. (Blue IQ has since merged with the Gauteng Development Agency to become the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency).The rejuvenation project aimed to create a “cultural arc” – a crescent from Constitution Hill through Braamfontein and down to Newtown, which is now known as the city’s cultural precinct.The bridge links important civic and cultural institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Civic Theatre and Wits University in Braamfontein; Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Market Theatre and the 1913 Museum Africa in Newtown.Other attractions in the area are the Dance Factory, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the SAB World of Beer. The square regularly hosts several big events, including the Joy of Jazz festival and Diwali.During 2011’s Joburg Fashion Week, South African designer David Tlale turned the bridge into the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion. Tlale’s Made In The City collection featured 92 models in celebration of 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life.Watch:In 2012, the City of Johannesburg and a cosmetics company lit the bridge pink for a week in an effort raise awareness about breast cancer.Facts about the bridgeNelson Mandela Bridge carries two lanes of traffic and has two sidewalks for pedestrians as well as a cycle path, with a continuous toughened glass parapet to ensure pedestrian safety.According to Construction Weekly:The asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stay bridge is made up of a 66-metre north back span, a 176-metre main span and a 42-metre south back span, giving a total length of 284 metres.The north pylon is 42-metres high and the south pylon 27-metres high, creating a delicate balance and an interesting visual appeal.The main span was built as light as possible, using structural steel with a concrete composite deck, while the heavier back spans were built from reinforced concrete to counterbalance the long main span.The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa. The 1.5-metre diameter bearings, which have a capacity of up to 27 Mn, are designed to accommodate the large temperature movements of the bridge.Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used to construct the bridge, with around 500 tons of reinforcing steel cast into the concrete.Sources: South African Tourism, Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Construction Weekly, and the City of Johannesburg.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

A New Version of Passivhaus Modeling Software

first_imgA new version of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) energy modeling software that uses inches and pounds instead of metric values is now available.The conversion is a joint project of the Passivhaus Institut in Germany and The Small Planet Workshop, a Tumwater, Washington, supplier of materials and training for high-performance buildings. It’s an updated version of an inch-pound version created in 2009.According to The Small Planet Workshop, the conversion work was performed by Dylan Lamar, an architect at Green Hammer in Portland, Oregon. Lamar also worked on the earlier conversion.Lamar and Albert Rooks, president of Small Planet, reached a deal on the conversion with Passivhaus Institut management last year, and work has been underway for the last six months. This version of PHPP can import designs from SketchUpThe project also includes the development of plug-ins that allow the new version of the PHPP to work with the Passivhaus Institute’s new Design PH SketchUp 3D modeling tool. Rooks explained, “You can create a 3D SketchUp model and then import it into PHPP for a quick look at the values and loads. The idea behind this is to make it easier for the project designer to do some quick analysis at the initial project stage and offer quick feedback to the project client in both load values and visuals. Kind of ‘passive house on the fly.’ ”The Small Planet Workshop says there were few changes from version 8.4 to 8.5. If you want more detail about changes in earlier versions, the company has prepared a summary of the differences between 2007 vs. 2012 versions. There’s also a summary of changes between 2012 and 2013 versions in the library section of the company’s website.The Small Planet Workshop has created a new website devoted to the software. The software, called IP-PHPP 2013 V 8.5, is available for $315. It also can be purchased through 475 High Performance Building Supply.last_img read more

3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The match was very close with both fighters trading strong punches in the first round. But that was until the taller Thai felt Suarez’s power and started using his longer arms to fend off the Filipino attacks.Bautista, the defending champion, lost steam against Tanes Ong Junta of Thailand to yield another unanimous decision. LATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH duo enter semis in squash women’s doubles “It was tough, Very tough. He took the fight to me,” said Marvin, who is making his debut for the national team after serving in the British Army team.Fernandez had Nat Siek Nin of Cambodia under control the whole time, using his vaunted punching might that saw his foe getting a standing eight count.But tainting their wins were the defeats suffered by Ian Clark Bautista in flyweight and two-time champ Charly Suarez in light welter.“It’s not my time. I give it to him,” said Suarez, visibly upset over the split decision loss to Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program “I want a clear victory. I want to avenge my teammates who lost here by questionable decisions,” said Marcial in Filipino.Mario Fernandez and John Nobel Tupas Marvin also turned in convincing decision wins in bantamweight and light heavyweight categories, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutcenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief MOST READ KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippines sent three boxers to the finals, led by a spectacular stoppage win by an emotional Eumir Felix Marcial in the middleweight division Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games.Marcial didn’t hide his tears when he faced reporters after stopping Malaysia’s Indran AlRama Krishnan in the first round using his pet left hand.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Tupas via UD pic.twitter.com/Wt8ixxEtOG— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 22, 2017 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View commentslast_img read more