Batesville Swimming traveled to Shelbyville High School on Saturday competing in the Shelbyville Relay Invitational.“This meet is always a fun one,” said Coach McMullen, “I really enjoy mixing up the meet schedule with this meet. It seems like the swimmers enjoy the mental break too.”Overall, the Boys finished 5th of 6 and the girls finished 4th of 6th.shelbyrelaysOn Tuesday night, Batesville traveled down the road to compete at EIAC foe Greensburg. Both teams started the first half of the meet strong with multiple top 3 finishes through the 50 free.Freshman Sean Callahan paced the boys team with 2 individual top finishes in the 200 IM, and 100 Fly. Fellow freshman Ben Moster finished third in the 200 IM and first in the 100 Breaststroke with a life-time best swim of 1:10.22.The Boys 200 Freestyle relay, comprised of Moster, Callahan, Quinn Rasnick and Mason Enneking finished in first just out touching Greensburg in the final few yards.The Lady Bulldogs fell 118 to 56 and were led by Jr. Allison Storms (1st-100 Breast; 2nd-200 IM) and Junior Gwen Martin (1st-50 Free, 4th-500 Free.“After this meet, we’re in a really good place to finish out this portion of our season,” said second year Coach Greg McMullen. “As I’ve said previously, our team is consistently getting faster and improving as the season goes on. This meet introduced some very tight races.”While the boys won 5 total events they still fell to the Pirates with a score of 90-76. However, this was a huge improvement over the 103-49 score from last season.BHSvsGreensburgThe Bulldogs close out the 2018 competitions on Thursday, December 13 at Milan in a triangular meet against Milan High School and Oldenburg Academy and will return to action on January 3, 2019 at Southwestern High School in Hanover on January 3 before competing at the EIAC Conference Championship on Saturday January 5, 2019 at South Dearborn.
After a seven-run Syracuse win over Colgate in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, and a two-run first inning for the Orange in the second game, Syracuse was looking great.That was until the fourth inning, when disaster struck for the Orange in its 3-2 loss to the Raiders. Syracuse (24-19, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) gave up all three runs on one hit in the fourth inning to Colgate (8-22, 3-5 Patriot). As Brigit Ieuter’s screwball toyed with the Orange, Katie Bushee’s fourth-inning, bases-loaded hit buried the Orange.“We thought we could just roll over this team,” Corinne Ozanne said, “and obviously we couldn’t.”After throwing three scoreless innings for the Orange to start the second game, starting pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti walked into the circle and eyed Colgate leadoff hitter Tara Grennan to start the fourth inning.As Grennan dug in, Gatti went into her windup. Ball one. The right-hander followed with four more pitches, three of them balls, walking Grennan on just five pitches total.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGatti admitted after the game that in the fourth inning, she wasn’t as consistent as she usually is. At times she felt like herself, but she wasn’t 100% there.Meghan Romero followed Grennan with a single down the third base line. The single put runners on first and second. Gatti then got the next two batters out, bringing up nine-hole hitter and Colgate starting pitcher Ieuter.As Ieuter walked to plate, a wave of uneasiness came over the crowd. Gatti had already gotten the Orange out of two jams earlier in the game, stranding a runner on base in both the second and third innings, but she wasn’t looking like herself on the mound.“I tried to be tougher and carry over the innings before,” Gatti said. “… But I just didn’t feel like myself.”Ieuter steadied herself at the plate and Gatti came at her with everything she had, but nothing seemed to hit the strike zone. After a high pitch out of the zone landed in catcher Olivia Martinez’s glove, home plate umpire Danny Everson called ball four.A hush fell over the crowd as Ieuter jogged to first base, flipping her bat towards the cheering Raider dugout as she went past. A few Syracuse players shouted words of encouragement to Gatti, who was beginning to look flustered on the mound.As Colgate leadoff hitter Bushee stepped into the right handed batter’s box with the bases loaded, Gatti looked down at the rubber and took a deep breath. Bushee was already 3-of-5 on the day, with a run scored in the first game.“You walk the nine-hole hitter to get to the girl on top who had the best day (of any Colgate player),” Bosch said. “So with the bases loaded, you’re going after their best hitter.”Early in the at bat, Gatti made a mistake.She floated a changeup high in the zone and Bushee made her pay for it. The junior pounded a two-out double to deep left field that rolled under the glove of Alyssa Dewes and all the way to the fence.“(Bushee’s RBI double) was kind of a gut shot, because that inning led off with a walk,” Ozanne said. ”Things just kind of trickled into play — it’s tough to come back from that.”Grennan scored. Romero scored. Ieuter scored.Just like that, the Orange was down, 3-2, a score it wouldn’t come back from the rest of the game.As the Orange filed off the field after the game, the scoreboard in left field showed a line of zeroes in the Colgate row, flanked by one three in the fourth inning. It was the only inning the Raiders scored in all game.Gatti finished with three runs allowed on four hits, five strikeouts and one misplaced changeup, a changeup that ended up costing the Orange the game.“I hung the changeup. If I would have left it a little bit lower, (the three run double) probably wouldn’t have happened, but I hung it,” Gatti said. “Stupid me.” Comments Published on April 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm Contact Matt: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The way Donnie Hart tells the story, he was a natural sidearm pitcher before he realized it for himself.In 2013 he was a junior at Texas State University. One day, while taking ground balls at first base, the Bobcats’ pitching coach noticed Hart throwing from a lower arm slot to second base. The motion came naturally to the left-hander, yet he’d never tried pitching sidearm in a game.“He said, ‘let’s go see if that will work out in the bullpen,’” Hart said. “So we went down there and I threw off the mound like that, two bullpens. The rest was pretty much history.”The Baltimore Orioles selected Hart in the 27th round of that summer’s draft. He debuted with the Orioles in 2016. His arm slot has gotten lower over the years, but Hart can trace the origin of his path to the big leagues to one day in college. “There are things that go on in a series where you talk to guys,” Hart said. “The scouting report may not lend you something that you may see in a three-game series against a team where a guy’s really hot but his numbers may not show that. That had its struggles in it as well.“But you’re in panic mode a lot of times. You get a phone call at 1 in the morning, you’ve got to pack your bags, get your equipment up and fly that morning. It throws you out of your routine in a sense. I did it so much I was able to somewhat find a routine in all that chaos. It’s easy to use that as an excuse. I’m not going to.”Unlike Fields, Hart has one option year remaining. He has a decent chance to add to his collection of frequent flier miles in 2019. Norfolk and Baltimore are only an hour apart by plane, while Los Angeles is a 3-hour flight from Triple-A Oklahoma City.To bring the origin story full-circle, the pitching coach who first encouraged Hart to try a sidearm delivery – Jeremy Fikac – is now his agent.“I’m almost certain I wouldn’t be here right now if it wasn’t for making that decision,” he said.BUEHLER GETTING CLOSERWalker Buehler threw 20 pitches to two teammates, Omar Estevez and Brad Miller, in his first work against live batters this spring. Russell Martin caught.Estevez saw three pitches in each simulated at-bat and struck out both times. Miller had a little more luck, hitting a hard grounder back to the pitcher’s mound, then a line drive that bounced off the protective screen behind Buehler.The Dodgers have decelerated Buehler’s timetable for debuting in 2019. He threw a career-high 177 innings (regular season and postseason combined) in 2018.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Buehler will throw to teammates once more before his Cactus League debut.KERSHAW UPDATEClayton Kershaw played catch up to approximately 150 feet on flat ground. For the third consecutive day, he also threw from a windup at a distance of 60 feet, but he hasn’t thrown off a mound in weeks.The Dodgers haven’t announced when Kershaw will throw a bullpen session next, or make his first Cactus League start. The left-hander is recovering from a shoulder injury early in camp.With less than three weeks remaining before Opening Day, Roberts conceded that “the regular ramp-up” to the regular season is out of the question for Kershaw, “but that doesn’t close the door on Opening Day.”Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, who threw three shutout innings against the Royals on Friday, is on a schedule that lines him up for Opening Day. Roberts said Thursday that Ross Stripling will jump into the rotation first if Kershaw (or any other pitcher) starts the season on the disabled list.Kershaw has started the Dodgers’ first game every season since 2011. The decision of who starts Opening Day, Roberts said, is “purely 100 percent practical.”“It’s great and it’s a tribute to (Kershaw’s) career and longevity,” Roberts said, “but speaking for Clayton, the most important thing is he pitches when he’s ready. That’s just a cherry on top, to add another Opening Day start for him.”ALSOAfter catching for Buehler, Russell Martin batted in an intrasquad game against minor league pitchers J.D. Martin and Mark Washington. He is scheduled to play against the Rockies on Sunday, his first Cactus League action since Feb. 26. Martin has been recovering from a back injury. … Dodgers Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrin called Saturday’s game and will not reduce his schedule in 2019 as previously planned. Jarrin’s wife, Blanca, passed away on Feb. 28. … Players from the Dodgers’ minor league championship teams received commemorative rings in a joint ceremony. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers claimed Hart on Thursday, six days after he was designated for assignment by the Orioles. Right-hander Josh Fields was designated for assignment.In Baltimore, Hart was one of three submarine/sidearm relievers along with Mychal Givens and Darren O’Day. With an average vertical release point less than four feet off the ground, Hart is unlike any pitcher the Dodgers have had in years.After throwing his first bullpen Saturday, Hart could debut any day now.Hart posted a 5.53 ERA in 20 games with the Orioles and a 2.41 ERA at Triple-A Norfolk in 2018. From 2016-17, Hart posted a 2.76 earned-run average across 73 appearances. Why the dropoff?Part of it, Hart said, was a function of the constant shuttle between the majors and minors. Multiple times, he arrived at the ballpark after the first pitch had been thrown – only to be warming up to enter the game less than a couple hours later.