Bulldogs Softball Loses to Spartans
The Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team was defeated last night by Connersville by a score of 3-13.Connersville scored 1 in the 1st, 3 in the 3rd, 6 in the 4th, 1 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th. Batesville’s first run came in the 3rd inning when Main (running for Westerfeld) scored of a base hit by Laker. Westerfeld had reached a couple outs earlier in the inning when she hit a triple to right field. The Bulldog’s second run came when Oldham scored off a Garcia double to center in the 4th inning. Laker scored the third run off a single by Obermeyer in the 5th.The Bulldogs finished with 8 hits in the game: Laker (2), Obermeyer (2), Garcia (2 with a double), Burkhart, and Westerfeld (triple). In pitching – Westerfeld ended the game with 2 strikeouts and a walk, Oldham finished with 3 strikeouts and a walk. Cornn finished the game with 6 putouts, while Laker ended 5. Huffner finished with 5 assists.As a team, we ended the game with a .296 batting average; however, we committed defensive 6 errors which just makes it tough to recover from on the offensive side. We hit the ball much better today, just not enough in a row, or in any one inning.Next up – another conference game versus South Dearborn tonight at home with a game time of 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.
Nigerian goalie Enyeama makes history, wins Africa player of Ligue 1 award
Vincent Enyeama became the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English speaking Africa to be named France’s Ligue 1 African player of the season on Monday.The 31-year-old, who is set to feature at the World Cup finals for his country in June, has played all 37 championship games for his club Lille this season conceding just 25 goals.At one point this season — which comes to an end next weekend — he went 1,062 minutes without conceding a goal in the championship.He won the Marc-Vivien Foe award — named after the Cameroon international midfielder who died aged 28 of a heart attack during the 2003 Confederations Cup semi-final — ahead of Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier, who plays for Toulouse, and Lyon’s Cameroon defender Henri Bedimo.Enyeama, who captained Nigeria to Africa Cup of Nations success last year, succeeds Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese international striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who won it after a successful season with St Etienne last season.The award is voted on by 60 journalists from all branches of media and is co-sponsored by Radio France Internationale (RFI) and France24 TV news channel.– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/05/enyeama-makes-history-wins-africa-player-ligue-1-award/#sthash.vjVDQnwO.dpuf