Mission approves police chief’s request to overhire officers in effort to keep patrol shifts fully staffed

first_imgMission Police Chief Ben Hadley.One night earlier this week, Mission police received a call about suspicious activity near the Martway Hy-Vee. When an officer arrived on the scene, the vehicle in question fled, speeding toward Metcalf. As the car attempted to merge onto the highway, the driver took a turn too fast, and the car flipped.Two of the occupants of the vehicle were seriously injured and needed to be transported to the hospital. Two of the occupants also had warrants out for their arrest. Suddenly, all three Mission police officers on patrol that night — the minimum required — were tied up responding to the crash.“I have two people going to the hospital. I’ve got two people in custody because they have warrants. I’ve got a car flipped over close to the highway,” said Mission Police Chief Ben Hadley. “And now I’ve got no [police officers] driving the streets.”To comply with patrol guidelines, Mission police had to call on neighboring police departments to assist them.That incident was illustrative of the challenges Mission, and many other Johnson County law enforcement agencies, have faced over the past few years as officer turnover has increased and it’s become increasingly difficult to find certified replacements.In hopes of addressing the staffing shortages in Mission and give the department some cushion if it experiences a wave of turnover, the Mission city council on Wednesday gave Hadley permission to overhire by two officers, which would bring Mission’s sworn officer count to 31 instead of the approved 29.Other northeast Johnson County cities, including Prairie Village and Merriam, have approved similar overhiring measures in recent years.Over the past 12 months, Mission police have seen relatively high turnover that left the department as many as five officers short of the 29 officer-level approved in the city budget. Being short that many officers causes a number of issues, said City Manager Laura Smith.For one, the department has a harder time filling shifts, meaning there are times when only three officers, the minimum level, are on patrol. It also puts a heavier burden on the officers that remain, which can lead to burn out, compounding the turnover problem.Smith noted that being understaffed in the police department doesn’t provide any real cost savings to the city because the city is required to staff its shifts with at least three officers at all times, and it must pay overtime to officers who are called in to work extra shifts.“When we start being four officers down, five officers down, potentially more, that’s when it really starts to become concerning,” Smith said. “And that’s the situation that the chief and his command staff are really looking to address.”The city recently completed a market analysis of compensation for its officers, and adjusted its scale to make it more competitive with other Johnson County departments. Smith and Hadley said they believed this would allow Mission to attract and retain more officers who are already certified.“When we look at overhiring, we’re looking at bringing in certified officers so we can put them on the streets sooner than [if we were] putting them through the academy,” Smith said.Incoming Mayor Ron Appletoft said he was comfortable with the request to overhire because he believed it would provide an average staffing level that allowed the department to fill its shifts even if the department experienced turnover.last_img read more

Hansom: Augmented reality

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Indian football news: FC Goa obliterates Northeast United FC 5-1, Gokulam spats with Real…

first_imgAdvertisement c07yNBA Finals | Brooklyn VseqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E220l2a( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) meiu4Would you ever consider trying this?😱bztdCan your students do this? 🌚9tghdRoller skating! Powered by Firework Welcome to another installment of our daily Indian football news. In this section, you will find all the news pertaining to Indian football that happened on the given day.Advertisement In case you missed out on yesterday’s edition, you can check it out here.FC Goa obliterates Northeast United 5-1 to finish off 2018Ferran Corominas regained his Midas touch as he netted in a brace for FC Goa against Northeast United FCFC Goa thrashed Northeast United FC black and blue 5-1 at the Fatorda stadium in Goa in the Hero Indian Super League. This win takes FC Goa to the third spot on the points table with 20 points from 11 matches. Northeast United FC, on the other hand, is hanging by a narrow thread in the top four as they are just a point above the fifth-placed Jamshedpur FC after 12 matches.Advertisement Ferran Corominas inaugurated the goals galore for the home side after he connected Jackichand Singh’s cross from the right wing. Ten minutes later, Edu Bedia doubled the joy after dinking the ball past the kneeled down goalkeeper.Hugo Boumous, too, basked in his glory as he scored the third goal for FC Goa. Coro made it 4-0 minutes at the 84th minute after doing a one-two with Hugo Boumous. Northeast United’s Bartholomew Ogbeche ensured FC Goa didn’t walk away with a clean sheet as he rocketed the ball after Mohammad Nawaz saved his initial shot.Advertisement However, the four-goal cushion was restored by substitute Miguel Palanca Fernández’s solo effort. The final scoreline remained 5-1 in favor of FC Goa who received an early Christmas gift from Northeast United FC.Ferran Corominas becomes the joint all-time top goalscorer in the Hero Indian Super LeagueFC Goa’s Ferran Corominas became the joint all-time top goalscorer in the Hero Indian Super League history when he scored against Northeast United FC at the 84th minute. The Spaniard is level on goals with the Canadian Ian Hume who has 28 goals from 63 appearances, spanning in all the four seasons.Coro, on the other hand, has achieved the feat in only 30 appearances. Moreover, he has spent the entirety of his career in India playing for only one team- FC Goa. The Spaniard has also racked up more assists than the Canadian.It remains to be seen whether Coro can overtake Ian Hume to become the highest goalscorer in ISL history. One ought to note that the Canadian hasn’t found the back of the net a single time this season.Gokulam Kerala and Real Kashmir engage in a Twitter spatOne day before their I-League encounter, Real Kashmir FC and Gokulam Kerala FC engaged in a Twitter spat owing to unavailability for practice ground for Real Kashmir FC. Real Kashmir accused the Kerala-based team of abuse and denial of basic facilities like training and travel services.Gokulam Kerala, in retaliation, said that there was a strike going on in Kerala and the club still managed to afford travel services to the Sringar-based side. Here are the pertaining tweets from both the sides:Cmon be a man and dont give lame excuses. Then how come did they reach the ground? and if they did somehow, why didnt you provide a training ground? This is disgrace to the football. Football is about passion and competing fairly not cheating— Syed Adnan (@adnanosyed) December 14, 2018Young Indian Arrows hold Aizawl FC in the I-LeagueEarlier in the I-League, Indian Arrows held Aizawl FC to a 0-0 draw at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. This draw doesn’t change the position of either of the teams in the table as they find themselves in the 10th and 11th position respectively.The first half was a drab one with Rahim Ali only getting the meaningful chance of the match which he headed across the crossbar. Boris Singh’s shot hitting the woodwork and Anwar Ali’s 40-yard scorcher going agonizingly close were the other two notable instances of the match.That’s it for today. Don’t forget to catch the daily roundup of Indian football news only on Sportsindiashow. Advertisementlast_img read more

Mopping up the opposition

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER LITTLE LEGEND – BLAYDEN MCDONALD SLICING through the Tooradin-Dalmore midfield, stabbing his passes to hit up the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Baseball: Feb. 28 Scoreboard

first_imgDallas Carroll paced the Utes at the plate, batting 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Two more Jackrabbit runs in the top of the fourth pushed the lead to two at 6-4, a lead that stood until the bottom of the fifth when both Thornell and Boxwell blasted solo home runs one batter apart as the duo each notched their first round trippers of the year to tie the game at 6-6 after five. The ninth-inning rally started with the Lions down to their final strike. Southeastern scored its first run in fourth. Daniel Midyett singled up the middle to lead off the inning. After a pair of groundouts to Wildcat starting pitcher Matt Portland advanced Midyett to third, the junior from Shreveport, Louisiana, scored on Hoffman’s RBI single to center. Stijn van der Meer sparked the sixth inning rally with a leadoff double and took third on a wild pitch just after a Bronc pitching change. Provost drew a one-out walk, and advanced to second on a single from McDowell, that scored van der Meer. One batter later, Reed Seeley drew a five-pitch walk that loaded the bases for Nash, who notched a RBI on a hit by pitch. Texas-Pan American 11, Lamar 8EDINBURG, Texas – Bullpen woes hurt the Lamar baseball team again on Saturday when the Cards surrendered a seven-run sixth inning that helped the Broncs win the series on a 11-8 victory at the Edinburg Baseball Stadium in non-conference action. Jeffrey Stovall followed Oller’s lead from the first game by going nine innings, allowing one run and striking out eight in the second game. Stovall allowed a first-ininng run before he, Chase Hymel (4 1-3 innings), Brandon Smith (1 inning) and Brandon Stane (1 2-3 innings) blanked the Pioneers (0-3) the rest of the way. Southeastern La. 6, Northwestern 4 Southeastern La. 4, Northwestern 3HAMMOND, La. – Senior third baseman Brett Hoffman was a combined 5-for-8 with five RBIs Saturday at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field as Southeastern Louisiana swept a doubleheader from from Northwestern University by scores of 6-4 and 4-3. Hoffman was 3-for-4 with three RBIs in game one, driving in a pair with a fourth-inning single. Williams was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Carr scored a pair of runs. Officially 1-for-1 at the plate, the senior from Chandler, Arizona, drew a pair of walks. In the opener, Daughdrill’s home run and Oller’s pitching performance – which included 4 2-3 innings of no-hit ball to start the game – helped secure the Demons’ first series win of the season.Nearly five hours later, Daughdrill’s base hit made sure the Demons’ mentality was rewarded. Jayson Rose (0-2) took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts. The Aggies (1-9) responded in the bottom half of the inning with a 2-run single from Brent Hermanussen that tied the game at 7-7 and would send it to extra frames. After the Gonzalez’s single, Cawthon was replaced by Derek Wade, who uncorked two wild pitches to let the last run of the inning cross. Hoover collected three hits, a run and an RBI.  Woosley had two hits, two RBI and a run scored while Morris, Hoffman and Ethan McGill (Penn Valley, CA/Nevada Union HS) all had two hits and an RBI apiece. The series finale is scheduled for noon on Sunday. The Cardinals are expected to start right-hander Will Hibbs (1-0, 4.82), and will be opposed by Robert Quinonez (0-0, 4.15). Ryan Byers, a sophomore outfielder from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, smacked a 2-2 pitch into center to drive in Menard and Seward with the tying and winning runs. Kirkham forced Logan Landon to fly out to shallow right field to keep the runner from advancing, but walked Jacob Huckabay on four-straight balls in the next plate appearance. He fell behind 3-1 to the next batter, Victor Garcia, and was replaced by Ryan Cawthon. Hunter Simmons paced Utah offensively, batting 1-for-2 with an RBI. Lamar answered with two in top of the second on a RBI single from Sullivan, scored McDowell, and an error off of the bat of Joe Arechiga, scored Nash. Right fielder Travis Lee had his 14-game hitting streak snapped in the second game of the doubleheader. He was one of the four Kats to have a hit in the first game but couldn’t manage one in the second. Lee reached on a walk and scored a run. McNeese tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh when Gallier knocked in a run on a single to left to give the Cowboys a 4-0 lead. After the Jackrabbits added a run in the top half of the third, SFA responded once again. Loading the bases thanks to a single from Fikes and a pair of walks, O’Neill then connected on a single up the middle, scoring Fikes from third. That was followed by a single to right from Soriano, scoring Kyle Thornell as the `Jacks tied the game at 4-4 after three. Left Grant Borne (0-1) took the loss despite an admirable performance. Borne allowed two unearned runs through six innings on the mound, while fanning nine batters. Joe Glidewell (1-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits in six innings. Three pitchers combined to hold the Huskies scoreless over the final three innings. SFA only had a runner in scoring position three times in game one as starter Dillon Mangham took the loss, allowing nine runs (four earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts over 3.2 innings, throwing 102 pitches. Matthew Dickey and Conner Fikes each logged a pair of hits for the `Jacks with four others finishing the total. “It’s always good to sweep somebody,” Daughdrill said. “We talked about before the game about not being satisfied with just a series win, go out and sweep somebody. It’s always good, especially in this fashion. We had a bunch of walkoff wins last year in this same kind of fashion. It’s always good when you can finally have a big win like that.” Senior outfielder Andrew Guillotte delivered a solid performance at the plate, batting 4-for-5 along with an RBI and two runs scored. Perhaps, his most impressive highlight came in the eighth inning when he stole two bags on his way to taking sole possession of fourth place in the all-time stolen bases category passing Jason Alleman with 62 career swipes. UTSA looked to make a comeback in the eighth inning using back-to-back RBI plays to cut the lead to a two run scored but were unable to capitalize any further. Second baseman Jacob Williams, a senior from Hobart, Louisiana, slapped a single through the left side of the drawn-in infield, driving in both Seward and Crites for the lead. Southeastern La. 6, Northwestern 4 Southeastern La. 4, Northwestern 3McNeese State 4, UTSA 3Stephen F. Austin 8, South Dakota State 7Nicholls 3, Utah 1Utah 2, Nicholls 1Northwestern State 4, Sacred Heart 0Northwestern State 2, Sacred Heart 1 (16 innings)Arkansas State 13, Houston Baptist 2Arkansas State 2, Houston Baptist 1La.-Monroe 6, Sam Houston State 0La.-Monroe 7, Sam Houston State 5Missouri State 10, Central Arkansas 1New Mexico State 8, UIW 7Texas-Pan American 11, Lamar 8Middle Tennessee 15, New Orleans 2 In the opener, Oller fired a complete-game shutout, scattering three hits on 93 pitches. The second game of the day proved to be much more entertaining for both sides as South Dakota State once again raced out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a trio of runs in the second inning. SFA responded in the bottom half of the inning, beginning with an RBI single from Anthony Soriano, scoring Dan O’Neill. With the bases loaded, Garrett McMullen hit into a double play, but he was able to bring Tyler Boxwell home from third in the process, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Angelle lasted three innings and surrendered four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks. He was relieved by Love in the fourth inning who allowed the one run, the batter hit in the sixth, on no hits and two walks. Kirkham was tagged with the loss. After Texas-Pan American, the Cardinals return home for a four-game home stand that features Prairie View A&M and the open of conference play with Northwestern State. Starting pitcher Bryce Kingsley used 7.0 innings of excellent work to help secure the series and pick up his second win on the season.  He gave up just one run on five hits and a walk while fanning five batters in the process. McNeese improved to 8-4 overall on the season and have now won four straight contests and six of the last 10 games. UTSA fell to 6-4 after being swept for the first time this season. MSU out-hit UCA 14-4 and took advantage of a pair of UCA errors.  “I just wanted to get a pitch up in the zone that I could lift into the outfield,” said Daughdrill, who went 6-for-11 with a home run and four RBIs in the doubleheader sweep. “I didn’t really care if it was a hit or not. I just wanted to get that run in so we could go to the house.” Mac Sceroler (2-0) pitched the final three innings for the win, allowing one run on two hits. The freshman from Denham Springs, Louisiana, fanned three and did not walk a batter. Reliever Joe Schindler (1-1) was saddled with the loss. Kevin Carr was hit by a pitch with one out and Southeastern head coach Matt Riser sent Jacob Seward in to run. After Carson Crites singled up the middle on a hit-and-run, Wildcat catcher Scott Heelan attempted to pick Seward off second base. The throw sailed into center field allowing both Seward and Crites to move up 90 feet. Jarred Greene picked up his first win of the season for SFA, pitching 2.0 innings and allowing just one run on one hit and a pair of strikeouts. Starter Grant Page lasted 3.0 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits with a strikeout. Travis Stone also registered 1.0 inning, allowing one hit with no runs and a pair of strikeouts as well. The Bearkats were shut out, 6-0, in game one and fell 7-5 in game two. Starting pitchers Andrew Godail and Sam Odom were both credited with losses in the two games, dropping each of their records to 0-2. Second baseman Kennon Menard battled to a full count before he was hit by a two-out pitch. Seward, who finished the second game 3-for-3 at the plate, doubled to right center on a two-strike pitch. Brown walked Cole Loncar on four-straight balls, and was pulled for Brandon Kirkham, making his first appearance this season. Kirkham promptly hit Jesus Garcia to load the bases with no outs. All three base runners moved up a bag on a wild pitch. – Return to top – The series finale will be played Sunday at 11 a.m. In the first contest the Colonels (6-3-1) took an early lead after a Christian Correa double sent Justin Holt in for the score. A Marc Frazier two-run blast in the sixth put Nicholls up 3-0. The Utes (2-9) chipped in a run in the seventh, but would come no closer as the Colonels secured the victory. Schrimpf went 1-for-3 with a grand slam and totaled five RBIs on the day, while Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored three times. Lucas Feddersen drove in a run and scored three, and Tanner Ring went 2-for-5 with a home run. White drove in a pair of runs for ASU. Five different Cowboys turned in multi-hit performances including junior Billy Sommers with three hits and Connor Crane, James Cantu and Matt Gallier with two hits each. Frazier led the Colonels offensively with a 2-for-4 night and a run scored. Holt also finished 2-for-4. South Dakota State answered with a solo home run of its own in the top half of the sixth, taking the lead once again at 7-6. SFA finally claimed its first lead of the game in the bottom half of the inning thanks to a two-RBI single from O’Neill to left, scoring Fikes and Dickey as the `Jacks took the lead 8-7. In game two, the Utes took advantage of a Colonel error, scoring two unearned runs in the opening frame. Tanner Vandevere grounded out to the shortstop in the sixth, allowing Frazier to come home, but neither team would score for the remainder of the contest and Utah escaped with the win. Tyler Zuber (2-0) picked up the win for ASU, shutting the Huskies out on four hits with four strikeouts in six innings. Coulton Lee earned his first save, giving up an unearned run on two hits in three innings. The Privateers then got a 1-2-3 inning on the mound from Daniel Martinez in the top of the fifth. New Orleans then led off the bottom half of the same frame with a Ryan Calloway single. A pair of hit batters loaded the bases with two outs. However, Will Small induced a ground out to end the Privateers threat. For the remaining members of the 416 fans who showed up Saturday, they saw the final act one batter after Webster, as Daughdrill fell behind in the count before drilling a long walkoff single into the right-center field alley. Up next for the Lumberjacks is a trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a date with second-ranked LSU on Tuesday, March 3rd for a 6:30 p.m. opening pitch at Alex Box Stadium. The `Jacks then return home to open up the 2015 Southland Conference schedule, facing Central Arkansas in a three-game series March 6-8 at Jaycees Field. From there, Middle Tennessee poured an eight-run inning to run their lead to 14-2. The Blue Raiders had six extra base hits (three doubles, three home runs) in the win. Eight of the nine Middle Tennessee starters collected a hit in the win. Sophomore Collin Kober earned the first of two saves on the day after coming into the game in relief during the ninth inning. He allowed just one hits and prevented any runs from scoring. The Pokes took a three run lead over UTSA following RBI hits from Guillotte, Sommers in the second inning and Crane in the fourth frame. The Demons managed to keep the Pioneers off the board despite Sacred Heart putting the leadoff runner on base in the final four innings. Stane (1-0) got out of the last two jams thanks to a pair of 6-4-3 double plays started by Joel Atkinson and turned by David Fry. Despite the two different approaches, Northwestern State came away with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Pioneers when Chase Daughdrill smacked a walkoff single to right center field to give the Demons a 2-1, 16-inning victory in the nightcap. Weather permitting Nicholls and Utah will square off at noon on Sunday for the series finale. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m., but was moved up in an attempt to avoid incoming storms. Sunday’s contest will be broadcast live on KTIB 640 AM. “I’m proud of our guys for sweeping and for hanging in there that last game,” third-year head coach Lane Burroughs said. “Our pitching was really, really good this weekend. Thirty-four innings we played against that club, and they scored two runs. Our pitchers were phenomenal.” After falling behind 6-0 through the first three frames, the Privateers scratched the scoreboard for the first time on the day. After Preston Marsh led off the inning with a single, Sam Carriere drove in the first run with a double. Matt Rykaczewski followed with an RBI single while getting his first collegiate start. However, Sacred Heart’s Robbie Maguire and relievers James Cooksey (6 2-3 innings) and Alex Perry (2 innings) combined to keep the Demons (5-6) off the scoreboard from the fourth inning until the decisive 16th inning. The Kats jumped out to a 3-0 lead and had a 4-2 lead going to the bottom of the fifth inning. ULM scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead. – Return to top – Fry ignited the game-winning rally with a leadoff single before being sacrificed to second by Bret Underwood. Cort Brinson singled to shallow center, allowing Fry to scamper to third base. “Offensively, we battled,” Burroughs said. “I saw some things tonight I’ve never seen before. We have the go-ahead run at second base in the 16th inning, get a single to center and can’t score. Then we hit one back to the pitcher, and he misses it. You’re sitting there saying, ‘I think I’m seeing it all.’” The Huskies return to action against third-ranked Houston Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Cougar Field, before returning home to host McNeese State in the Southland Conference opening series Friday through Sunday at Husky Field. Huckabay followed with a double to left center and pushed across Landon. Two batters later, Loredo lined a two-out single through the left side that scored Huckabay, but Cardinal starter Chase Angelle forced the next batter, Scott Mercer, to line out. UCA (3-3) got a run in the top of the third inning when junior center fielder Tyler Langley singled up the middle, went to third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on Braxton Phillips’ ground out. It was all Missouri State after that. The Demons return to action Tuesday when they host ULM at 6:30 p.m. NSU will head to Lafayette to face UL Lafayette on Wednesday before beginning Southland Conference play at Lamar next weekend. In the second game, senior third baseman Curtis Jones went 2-for-4, while junior second baseman Greg Espinosa singled and scored. Junior rightfielder Austin Saenz doubled for the Huskies (5-6). UCA starter Andrew Kemmerer went four innings, allowing just 1 earned run, walking 5 and striking out 2. Josh Markel allowed 4 runs in 3 innings. Little went right for the Lumberjacks in game one against South Dakota State as the Jackrabbits scored three times each in the first, third and fourth innings to race out to a 9-0 lead. SDSU would score three more runs over the sixth and seventh innings and kept SFA off the scoreboard through the duration as the `Jacks scattered eight hits on the day. Correa led Nicholls offensively, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Frazier was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run. Kevin Santana followed Nash with a two-bagger into left field that scored both Cardinals. After a pitching change, Tyler Sullivan was walked, and both he a Santana moved up a bag on a wild pitch. Joe Arechiga notched his third run batted in of the season on a single up the middle. The two clubs went back-and-fourth in the first two inning and were tied on the outset of the third. In the second game, Northwestern scored three unearned runs in the first and the Lions spent the rest of the game trying to draw even. In the first game, Jones went 1-for-2 with a run for the Huskies, and senior centerfielder Zach Nehrir went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs. The Broncs tied the game at 2-2 the bottom half of the frame on a single up the middle by Loncar that pushed across Scott Mercer. Williams had given Southeastern the lead, 4-3, back in the sixth when he stole home as part of a designed pickoff play, but Northwestern scored a run in its half of the eighth to tie the game. The Cowboys pounded out 16 hits and four runs in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader that served as enough to clinch the series against the Roadrunners. Kade Granier (2-0), a freshman from Destrahan, Louisiana, tossed a perfect ninth to earn the win. Kyle Cedotal did not factor in the decision, but was stellar on the mound in a starting role. The junior from Denham Springs allowed three unearned runs on four hits in his eight innings of work. He walked one and fanned seven. The 4-7 slots in the lineup proved to be a thorn in the Jackrabbits’ side in the nightcap, going a combined 7-for-13 with all seven RBIs and five runs scored. Soriano went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as O’Neill posted a 2-for-3 night with three runs batted in. Dickey also had a pair of hits in game two, finishing 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Small picked up the win after throwing 1.2 innings and retiring five of six batters faced. Three relievers combined to allow just three hits in 4.2 frames of work. Dustin Delgado, Brad Jarreau, Jared Allen, and Jake Ingold each had three RBIs. The Privateers will close the series Sunday with a first pitch set for 1 p.m.  The Cardinals and Aggies will face off in the rubber game of the series on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. Godail, the senior left-hander, pitched seven innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He struck out nine batters and issued just one walk. ULM’s game-one starter Alex Hermeling tossed a four-hit complete-game shutout with four strikeouts. Odom lasted just 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on five hits while the Warhawk starter Brandon Bell pitched seven strong innings and picked up the win. The Pokes’ offensive performance was a showcase during the doubleheader as they delivered 26 hits through both games along with eight runs and three stolen bases. Below is a recap from both of Saturday’s games: Senior Brandon Hammerly (1-2) took the loss for HBU, allowing two runs, one earned, on eight hits in five innings. Junior Andrew Alvarez and senior Josh Martinez each worked two scoreless innings. Dalton Carroll (1-2) earned the win, surrendering just one run through eight innings with six strikeouts. Hunter Rodriguez registered his first save of the season, throwing two scoreless innings and fanning three Nicholls batters. – Return to top – Righty Ryan Deemes (2-0) earned the win, tossing seven innings and allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts. Stuart Holmes picked up his fourth save of the season, allowing just one hit and fanning one batter in relief. GAME ONE – McNeese State 4, UTSA 2 – Return to top – Langley went 2 for 3 as the only UCA play with multiple hits. MSU right fielder Blake Graham finished 4 for 5 with 3 runs batted in and 4 runs scored, while first baseman Justin Paulsen was 3 for 4. Five MSU players had multiple hits. CJ Moore, who led off the fourth with a full-count walk, scored the run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Cutter McDowell. Moore advanced to third base on Provost’s single through the left side. Stephen F. Austin 8, South Dakota State 7NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin split the Saturday double header to win its first series of the 2015 season, taking two out of three against South Dakota State at Jaycees Field. The Lumberjacks suffered a 12-0 pummeling in game one, but rebounded to rally past the Jackrabbits in game two, taking an 8-7 decision. UTPA (7-4) opened the bottom of the sixth inning with an 8-4 deficit, but forced Lamar (6-4) to go through five pitchers to get three outs but not before they allowed six runs to cross the plate. Brandon Love, who entered the game in the fourth, started the inning by plunking Isaac Gonzalez, and was replaced by Brett Brown. La.-Monroe 6, Sam Houston State 0La.-Monroe 7, Sam Houston State 5MONROE, La. — The Sam Houston State baseball team’s weekend struggles continued with a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at Warhawk Field. McNeese State 4, UTSA 3LAKE CHARLES, La. – The McNeese State baseball team completed a weekend sweep over UTSA in doubleheader action on Saturday as the Cowboys clinch the series during the first game in a 4-2 win before having to fight their way back from a two run deficit and sweep the Roadrunners, 4-3. Nicholls 3, Utah 1Utah 2, Nicholls 1THIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University baseball team took a 3-1 victory in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader with Utah at Ray E. Didier Field, before falling 2-1 in game two. The Cardinals used runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings to grab an 8-4 lead. Carr scored the Lions’ second run, singling through the right side to open up the sixth. With one out, he scored all the way from first on Hoffman’s double to right center. Johnson led the Aggies with four hits and two runs.  Derek Umphres collected four RBI for the game, including a three-run homerun in the bottom of the third inning. Billy Conard got the win for New Mexico State going six innings in relief of Matt Loeffler.  He surrendered seven hits, three runs and three walks while striking out seven. Rykaczewski went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first collegiate start. Jonathan Coco also registered a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 at the plate. The Privateers collected 10 hits on the day. New Orleans used six pitchers on the game. C.J. Webster then nubbed a bouncer back to pitcher Dan Wertz (0-1), who could not field the ball cleanly loading the bases. The Cardinals totaled 13 hits, seven runs and committed three errors and the Aggies finished with 13 hits, eight runs and four errors. UTPA starter Ryan Jackson only worked 2.2 innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk. The last three pitchers of the game for UTPA locked down the Cardinal offense with three inning worked and only two hits allowed. New Mexico State 8, UIW 7LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO – The University of the Incarnate Word baseball team dropped a 12-inning game, 8-7 against New Mexico State on Saturday. The Cardinals (5-7) found themselves down 5-4 in the eighth inning, but took the lead 7-5 with RBI singles from Blake Woosley (Corvallis, OR/Philomath HS), Matt Morris (Scottsdale, AZ/Saguaro HS) and Jesse Hoover (Marion/Marion HS). SFA now improves to 4-8 on the season, taking its first series of the 2015 season. The Lumberjacks improved to 3-4 at Jaycees Field and are now 3-2 in one-run games on the year as Wiedenfeld has picked up the save in all three victories. Arkansas State 13, Houston Baptist 2Arkansas State 2, Houston Baptist 1HOUSTON, Texas – Arkansas State claimed a 13-2 victory in the first game, then held HBU off for a 2-1 win in the second game to sweep the doubleheader and the three-game non-conference baseball series Saturday afternoon at Husky Field. Junior Matthew McCollough (2-1) took the loss, allowing nine runs on seven hits in two innings. Senior Ross Kennell shut ASU out on one hit in five innings of relief. – Return to top – Cawthon’s first pitch was a ball which scored one run and kept the bases loaded. He struck out Edgar Cordon, but gave up a two-out single up middle to Manny Loredo that scored two Broncs and tie the game. Scott Mercer was walked to load the bases again, and Gonzalez singled to left field to score two more. Southeastern (8-4) scored a pair of runs in its final trip to the plate of both games to provide the final margin of victory, walking off in the ninth inning of the finale. Northwestern (1-9) blew three-run leads in both games. – Return to top – Senior catcher Brandon Provost led off the Lamar third frame with a first-pitch double in that bounced off of the left field wall. Two batters later, Jake Nash singled to left field and Provost was held up to put runners on first and third bases with just one out. The Lions rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning, breaking open a tie game. The bottom of the third inning was just as crucial as the Broncs made a charge to tie the game for a third time, but fell one run short in the frame. Landon, who sparked Friday’s rally, opened the frame with a single through the left side. Both McDowell and Santana drove in two runs on the day on one hit and also scored a run. Provost, Nash, Sullivan and van der Meer all had two hits in the contest, and Provost and Nash each scored runs. The teams meet in the series finale at 10 a.m. Sunday. Ty White went 2-for-5 and scored a run for the Red Wolves (7-3), while Jeremy Brown homered and Joe Schrimpf had the other RBI. The first run of the game scored on a Lamar error just after a single to left field from Huckabay. Landon scored on the play after a single the play before and was held at third on Huckabay’s single, but the cutoff throw was bobbled by van der Meer. – Return to top – That set up an impressive performance from the Lumberjack bullpen over the final three innings as Austin Smith and Tyler Wiedenfeld held the Jackrabbits to just one hit and no runs, striking out four in the process. Smith pitched the seventh with Wiedenfeld pitching the eighth and ninth to earn the six-out save, his third of the season. The nightcap, however, was a different story. McNeese will be back in action on Tuesday, March 3 when it travels to take on Sam Houston State in a non-conference tilt in Huntsville. First pitch is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. A four-run seventh inning put the game out of reach and MSU added an insurance run in the eighth. – Return to top – Missouri State 10, Central Arkansas 1NATCHITOCHES, La. _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears scored first on Saturday but Missouri State reeled off 10 consecutive runs to take a 10-1 victory in non-conference action at Northwestern State’s Brown-Stroud Field. Shortstop Miles Manning was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI after he went 2-for-2 in the second game. First baseman Spence Rahm was the only other SHSU player to have more than one hit. After three scoreless extra innings, the Aggies finally pushed the winning run across the plate for a walk-off win, their first win of the season. Aaron Duran got on first base with one out on a hit by pitch, advanced to second on a single by Daniel Johnson, and later scored the winning run on a Michael Paulson single to right field. – Return to top – The Cardinals pitching staff took a hit in the extra-inning loss.  UIW used nine pitchers and Austin Hoffman (Goodyear, AZ/Millenium HS) got tagged with the loss. John Shull (San Antonio/Churchill HS), Tyler Miller (Conroe/Oak Ridge HS) and Adam Hunter (Yoakum/Yoakum HS) combined for 6.1 scoreless innings of relief. Northwestern State 4, Sacred Heart 0Northwestern State 2, Sacred Heart 1 (16 innings)NATCHITOCHES, La. – In the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Brown-Stroud Field, Josh Oller was coolly efficient, making quick work of visiting Sacred Heart. Middle Tennessee 15, New Orleans 2NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers baseball team (4-7) squandered a middle inning opportunity at the plate, then gave up an eight-run sixth inning in a 15-2 loss to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (7-1) on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. – Return to top – – Return to top –last_img