Bryan Hoeing hits and pitches the Bulldogs to 2-1 victory over The Lawrenceburg Tigers.Bulldogs vs. Lawrenceburg Baseball (4-28)An impressive two-way performance from Bryan Hoeing led the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win Tuesday over Lawrenceburg, as Hoeing came up huge at the dish and on the mound.Hoeing went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Bulldogs. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.Hoeing kept contact to a minimum, striking out 12 Lawrenceburg batters. Hoeing allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk over 4 2/3 innings.Jordan Houze ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just four innings, walked five, struck out four, and allowed two runs.Bulldogs closer Connor Schuck put away the final seven outs to record the save.Lawrenceburg managed to score one run in the third inning on an RBI single by Logan Scutter.The Bulldogs never trailed after scoring two runs in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Wyatt Schebler.The Bulldogs are 4-5 on the season and our next game is against Milan on Thursday (4-30).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Alex Davis.
Versailles, In. — As the calendar turns and the weather continues to warm, Indiana state parks are ready for your return with Welcome Back Weekend, May 4-5.There will be a host of activities to encourage families to get outdoors and receive a reminder of what makes Indiana special. From mushrooms to paddling to history and hiking, state parks have something for everyone.Brown County State Park is hosting its annual morel mushroom festival May 4 beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing all day. Don’t miss the mushrooms and mash event at 6 p.m.Whitewater Memorial, Mounds, and Pokagon state parks are hosting events through Arts in the Parks for those who want to express their creative sides.Other special events at state park properties include a campground cook-off on May 4 at 5:45 p.m. at Lieber State Recreation Area, a kayak lesson at Chain O’Lakes State Park, Yoga in the Park at Prophetstown State Park, and an introduction to geocaching at Harmonie State Park.Don’t forget about other activities, including the first tunnel tour of the season at Clifty Falls State Park, the guided hikes throughout the state and guided run at Mounds State Park, the Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park, and the guided 5-mile and six-ravine challenges at Turkey Run and Shades state parks. See details of these events at calendar.dnr.IN.gov and discover many more activities at other properties across the state.Check out the What’s New list at stateparks.IN gov/9447.htm to catch up on the latest new and improved features. Those include a new campground comfort station at Whitewater Memorial, new ADA-compliant playgrounds in several locations, the restored CCC fire tower at Ouabache, acres of invasive species removed across the state parks system, and 12 newly renovated guest rooms at Turkey Run Inn.Share your adventures on social media. Use the hashtag #welcomebackIN and tag us on Twitter (@INdnrstateparks), Facebook (INdnrstateparksandreservoirs), and Instagram (@indianadnr).If you want to stay a few days, State Park Inns are offering 25 percent off two consecutive nights at the best available rate for any room through May 24, including weekends. Avoid future daily state park entrance fees by getting an annual pass, $50 for residents, $70 for non-residents or $25 for senior Indiana residents.Remember, gate admission is free for everyone on Sunday, May 5 as a part of Visit Indiana Week.
Mumbai, May 17: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has termed the IPL game against Kings XI Punjab, which they won by three runs, as “perfect”.After a brilliant batting display on Wednesday, Mumbai bowlers managed to restrict Punjab to 183/5 to bag two crucial points and stay alive in the league.“I thought we played a perfect game. Whatever we asked from the boys, they came and delivered in the middle,” Rohit said after the match.“Knew it was going to be a good pitch. Lost the plot in the middle, could have got 10-15 runs more. Those things happen. Been happening for us a number of times now,” he added.With this victory, Mumbai are now sitting at fourth spot with 12 points while Punjab have slipped to sixth spot.Rohit also praised West Indian power-hitter Keiron Pollard, who finally found his groove with a fiery 50.Pollard struck a 23-ball 50, containing five boundaries and three sixes and more importantly was engaged in a 65-run fifth wicket stand with Krunal Pandya (32 off 23 balls; 4×1, 6×2) to steady Mumbai’s start that saw Punjab pacer Andrew Tye (4/16) striking thrice in the powerplay.“Pollard has always been a match-winner for us. Leaving him out was a tough decision. We thought now was the time to bring him back. Not to take away from Duminy who hasn’t got opportunities,” Rohit said.“We thought if he’s batting down the order, Pollard will be the better option for us. Come the big game, Pollard stands up for us. He was disappointed at being left out. What he did with the bat today, that’s what he does,” he added. IANS
USC will look to get back to its winning ways as it takes on Washington State Thursday at McAlister Field for a 3 p.m. kickoff and Washington Sunday at 1 p.m. Cal capitalized on virtually every opportunity from start to finish, scoring three times on 10 attempts. Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking has 9 goals so far this season — the second most on her team after junior forward Tara McKeown. She also has four assists. ( Yannick Peterhans / Daily Trojan) “I think we’re going to take it one game at a time and work on things we need to work on going into the postseason,” Hocking said. “We’ll be fine.” USC will have the week to try to hit the reset button before facing two of the highest ranked teams in the Pac-12. Washington State ranks No. 4 and Washington comes in at No. 2 in the conference. “I didn’t think we matched the competitiveness they brought to the game,” McAlpine said in an interview with USC Athletics. “As such, they were able to capitalize on all the mistakes that we made.” This has been a trend for the Trojans in games where they have fallen behind. No one doubts the Trojans’ talent and skill, but at times it seems as though USC’s competitive play takes a while to get going. The Trojans have won their last five matches against the Cougars and their last three against the Huskies, but the team’s focus is on the present. The No. 7 USC women’s soccer team is preparing for its final home games of the regular season against No. 18 Washington State and No. 12 Washington. “We’re not playing the best we can,” she said. “After the Cal loss, I think that was kind of a wake up call for us. We’re not there yet, we need to work on a lot of things to get where we want to be.” Sophomore forward Penelope Hocking said the loss to the Bears should kick the Trojans into high gear The Trojans are coming off a disappointing 3-0 loss to Cal Friday in Berkeley. It was USC’s first loss to the Bears in two seasons and the first time the high-scoring Trojan offense has been shutout this season. There are no cakewalks in the Pac-12 this season. It has been one of the tougher years in the conference’s history, with all but one team boasting a record over .500 and eight schools ranked in the Top 40 according to RPI rankings. The Trojans switched goalkeepers in the second half, as head coach Keidane McAlpine brought in former Pac-12 Keeper of the Year redshirt junior Kaylie Collins to replace sophomore Anna Smith. Collins saw her first action since suffering an injury in August and allowed two goals in the second half as Cal padded its lead on its way to the upset win. Hocking said it will be crucial for USC to approach the remainder of its schedule one game at a time instead of looking ahead to the playoffs. “For the rest of the season, we’re just really focused on each game,” Hocking said. “Taking each game one game at a time, and really focusing for the Washington State game.” The Trojans have struggled this season on the road with an overtime win, an overtime tie and now a loss in six games away from McAlister Field. USC will be happy to be back at home where it has been dominant, outscoring opponents a combined 11-5. The race for the Pac-12 championship may be out of reach for the Trojans, who have two losses already in conference play and are looking up at a terrific Stanford team holding first place. Still, USC’s confidence in its future success has not wavered.