“Rounding the Bases” in Orioles’ 4-2 win over Minnesota

first_imgWho stood out in the Orioles’ 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins to complete a three-game sweep on Thursday night?In the spirit of hockey’s “three stars” system with the addition of home plate for honorable mentions and other notes, we go around the bases after the third game of the 2016 season.1st — Ubaldo Jimenez didn’t look like he would complete seven strong innings early on, but he induced a 1-4-3 double play from Trevor Plouffe to escape a jam in the third inning and turned his outing around from there. The right-hander retired 14 of the final 16 hitters he faced, striking out eight over that stretch. Minnesota hitters were on his fastball early, but Jimenez mixed in his secondary pitches more effectively the second and third times through the order and his split-finger fastball was particularly sharp. Known for his occasional control issues, Jimenez didn’t walk a batter while striking out nine and scattering eight hits. His outing not only allowed the Orioles to remain within striking distance, but he saved a bullpen that had worked 11 innings over the first two games of the series.2nd — Manny Machado was moved out of the leadoff spot for the Orioles on Thursday, but he still served as the catalyst for a lineup that was scuffling against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes for much of the evening. His home run to left with two outs in the bottom of the sixth reminded the rest of the order that a 2-0 deficit was far from insurmountable and the Orioles responded with three more runs over the next couple innings to surge ahead. The first-pitch homer came after Machado was locked in during his previous at-bat, a nine-pitch battle in the fourth that resulted in a line-drive single.3rd — Darren O’Day did have a two-run lead and has proven to be more than capable of handling the closer duties in the past, but he was very impressive in striking out the side to complete the 4-2 victory. The right-hander was also making his third appearance in four days, a heavy workload for this early stage of the season. O’Day recorded six strikeouts in three scoreless innings in the series.Home — Joey Rickard continued his storybook start to the 2016 season with his first major league homer in the bottom of the eighth. The Rule 5 pick received a curtain call for his efforts as the crowd chanted his name repeatedly. … Jonathan Schoop knocked in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh with a single to center. … Dylan Bundy made his first major league appearance since Sept. 25, 2012 and pitched a scoreless eighth inning after he had warmed up at several other times during the series. … Caleb Joseph threw out two runners attempting to steal, one of them being Danny Santana right before Joe Mauer homered off Jimenez in the first inning. … After throwing only 22 pitches because of a rain delay on Opening Day, Chris Tillman returns to the hill on Friday where he’ll be opposed by Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer to begin a three-game set.last_img read more

Several Sumner County students recognized at Math and Science Day at Cowley College

first_imgSumner Newscow report — A total of 125 students took part in the Math and Science Day events Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.Schools in attendance were: Ark City Christian Academy, Ark City High School, Argonia, Chaparral, Deer Creek (OK), Mulvane, Norwich, Oxford, Rose Hill, South Haven, and West Elk.The format of the competition consisted of the construction of scientific apparatus testing the skills of the creators (in teams of two) and a scholastic competition for those knowledgeable in the scientific fields.Seven seniors took home first place in the events and were offered a Natural Science tuition scholarship to Cowley College.Scholastic event winners:Algebra: Megan Giger, South HavenBiology: Eian Roach, MulvaneChemistry: Taylor Claar, MulvaneGeometry: Eleana Messenger, Ark City High SchoolPhysical Science: Danielle Taylor, Ark City High SchoolApparatus event winners:CSI:First Place: Garrett Bacon and David Moreland, South HavenSecond Place: Luis Alata and Callen Shimkus, OxfordThird Place: Leah Bowlby and Brionna Byers, South HavenPuzzlefest:First:  Hannah Holler, NorwichSecond: Hunter Fitch, NorwichThird: Taylor Claar, MulvaneWrite it, Build it:First: Hannah Smith and Kendra Ives, OxfordSecond:  Shantelle Martin and Preston Olson, ChaparralThird: Daisy Turner and Jamie Manning, ChaparralToothpick Bridge:First: Spencer DuMontelle, Ark City High SchoolSecond: Wyatt Biddle and Kael Pappan, Ark City SchoolThird: Preston Olson and Jasmine Trickel, ChaparralTeacher Demo:First: Leah Bowlby, South HavenCritical Thinking:First: Caleb Stanley and Eli Eis, Ark City Christian AcademySecond: Brittney Byers and Cabrie Dvorak, South HavenThird: Kayden Wolf and David Moreland, South HavenFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more