Softball Sweeps Doubleheader with Evansville

first_imgDrake (39-14, 23-2 MVC) defeated Evansville (19-28, 9-15 MVC) by scores of 2-0 and 7-0 as it won its ninth MVC series of the season. PDF Box Score Game 1 Story Links Two innings later, Pena and Newman each had sacrifice flies that extend Drake’s lead to 4-0. The Bulldogs tacked on three more runs in the sixth. Roemmich drove in a pair with a single to centerfield and Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) scored the team’s final run on an error by the Aces pitcher, Jaime Nurrenbern, but Roemmich was thrown out trying to score from second on the palte. Next Game: Timmons worked around the one-walk in the final inning with back-to-back strikeouts to seal the Bulldogs’ ninth doubleheader this season. ESPN+ PDF Box Score Game 2 Preview Evansville 5/4/2019 – 12 p.m.center_img In game one, Newman, who had already pitched three perfect games this season, struck out the first 16 Purple Aces on her way to tying a career-high with 18 strikeouts. She improved to 25-6 with the victory. In the second contest, Timmons bounced back in the circle after a tough performance Wednesday against Iowa State. She struck out the first nine Purple Aces on her way to a career-high 17 strikeouts. She settled for her second career no-hitter as the Purple Aces had a baserunner reach in the fifth on a wild pitch third-strike and another runner in the seventh with a one-out walk. Timmons earned her 14th win (14-8) to match her win total in her freshman season. Watch Live At the plate, the Bulldogs faced a tough pitcher in Emily Lockhart who held them hitless until the sixth inning. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) broke through with a one-out infield single that also moved Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), who drew a one-out walk and then stole second base, to third base. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) popped out for the second out, but with Newman at the plate next Lockhart threw a wild pitch that Johnson scored on for the game’s first run. Newman helped herself with an insurance run on the next pitch driving a ball through the right side that scored Frank for a 2-0 lead. Newman made quick work of the Purple Aces in the seventh inning, getting a leadoff pop out and then back-to-back strikeouts for the win. DES MOINES, Iowa – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) threw a perfect game and a no-hitter, respectively, for the Drake University softball team against Evansville Friday in a Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader sweep at Buel Field. Full Schedule Roster Drake and Evansville close the regular season Saturday with a 12 p.m. game on ESPN+. Prior to the game, a senior ceremony will be held for Frank, Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), Newman, Pena and Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.). Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs’ bats broke out in the second game. Pena came up to bat with Johnson on and one out in the first inning and launched her team-leading seventh home run over the left field fence. She set a new career-high for runs batted in for a season with 36.last_img read more

Report: Ex-Warrior DeMarcus Cousins suffers another major injury

first_imgNew Lakers center and former Warrior DeMarcus Cousins suffered another devastating injury, reportedly tearing his ACL in his left knee during a recent workout.Cousins, who signed a one-year, $3.5 million free-agent deal with Los Angeles last month, injured his knee during an on-court workout in Las Vegas on Monday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams …last_img read more

Bongekile Radebe tells us why representation matters

first_imgBongekile Radebe tells us why it’s important to have positive role models to inspire young South Africans to pursue their dreams.Bongekile Radebe is a social entrepreneur and founder of Her Destiny. Her leadership potential has been recognised through her inclusion in the One Day Leader programme. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Bongekile RadebeFor a young, black, woman like myself, raised in a township, representation has not only mattered but has also been my saving grace in believing and achieving my dreams.Representation has allowed me to believe, with no permission needed, that my place is anywhere in the world I want it to be. When spaces of leadership are not gender sensitive, gender inclusive, and gender deliberate, it perpetuates a silent discouraging message that “women don’t matter”. One thing though that representation has also taught me is that gender and merit are not mutually exclusive; at least not for me.Growing up, I found myself fascinated by smart and successful women. I remember seeing this beautiful woman who would appear in every issue of my mother’s favourite magazine, True Love. Perhaps as a little girl I loved her beauty more than I could make sense of her words, but I guess I just admired her a lot.Khanyi Dhlomo was an inspiration to many of us and I wasn’t the only one who considered her as a role model. Perhaps, because back then you could literally count the number of popular black business women. She made us want to work in media and advertising spaces.For some reason, this aspirational outlook on life never left me; I saw it with my friends and other women I would interact with.No matter our age, we had people we looked up to who gave us hope for our own journeys, that we too could be significant in the world and definitely succeed at it.Representation also played its role in my own unique destiny. From losing my dad as I was about to become a teenager, to painfully experiencing how his death would impact my family and our lives, and involuntarily fighting throughout life and its hardships. If it wasn’t for representation, I wouldn’t have known why the fight is worth it.Our Constitution, from the rights and issues it defends on education, gender equality, health, religion, justice and all the way to trade has not only afforded me the ability to live out my dreams globally, but it has inspired me to be brave enough in this life that still demands us to fight, to master our own destinies. To create, to build, to believe, to serve and most importantly to love.I love who I am, I love what I do, and I love that I can give and share it with you!My clan name was right about me, as a Radebe: ngiwuBhungane oyenza ngakuningi! uMthi wami uMkhulu ngempela, meaning, “I am Bhungane and prepare everything in abundance. My majestic tree towers over all those around.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more