Baseball narrowly avoids getting swept at home

first_imgBefore the inning came to a close, Stubbs was walked home to make the score 7-1. Pitchers senior Quentin Longrie and junior Chris Clarke each threw a scoreless frame to end the game, securing the win for the Trojans. The Trojan baseball team lost two of three games against Grand Canyon University at Dedeaux Field over the weekend. The weekend dropped the Trojans to 4-6 as they look ahead to a Tuesday matchup against Loyola Marymount. The first pitch is at 3 p.m. Afterward, USC will face a gauntlet of games over the weekend against Oklahoma State, No. 16 Michigan and No. 2 UCLA. “The guys [have] just got to keep rolling with some confidence — go up there and just compete, compete, compete,” head coach Dan Hubbs said. “We need good outings from our pitching, we don’t hurt ourselves and if we do those things, we will be able to win the games 2-1 and 3-2 until we get things rolling offensively.” Outfielders junior Matthew Acosta and sophomore Jamal O’Guinn would chip away at the deficit in the fifth inning with a pair of RBIs that cut GCU’s lead to 4. The second game of the series was rained out on Saturday, which meant a doubleheader for the two teams the next day. With the win, the Trojans avoided a series sweep, hoping to establish some momentum and tighten things up defensively before a tough slate of games. Junior pitcher Austin Manning is the only member of the Trojan pitching staff to not allow a run this season. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) In the second game of the day, the Trojans scored early with a sacrifice fly by O’Guinn that pushed junior outfielder Blake Sabol across home to give USC its first lead of the series. After GCU walked Stubbs to load the bases again, Acosta pushed 2 runs across by hitting a looper into right field. Sabol and Thomas both scored, bringing the game to 6-1. In the sixth inning, USC took back the lead with a RBI single from senior infielder Chase Bushor. A run on a walk by Sabol put the Trojans ahead by 2 runs by the end of the inning.center_img Grand Canyon would tie things up in the fourth with a solo home run over right center from redshirt sophomore first baseman Cuba Bess. Unfortunately for the Antelopes, their offensive success ended there. USC trailed early after giving up 7 runs in the first three innings to start the day. In the fourth inning, freshman infielder Emilio Rosas put the Trojans on the board with a single that split the gap over right center field. GCU sophomore pitcher Zach Barnes responded with a great stretch, retiring nine consecutive batters to set up sophomore pitcher Coen Wynne with a 4-run lead. Wynne pitched a scoreless ninth to close the game for the Antelopes 7-3. USC’s struggles began on Friday in a 4-2 defeat against a GCU team looking to bounce back after three consecutive losses. The game was a defensive stalemate, as both teams went scoreless after five innings, but GCU finally broke the game open at the top of the sixth with a 4-run inning. The two teams entered the eighth inning with the Trojans up 3-1, and USC’s offense put the game away by surging for 4 runs. With two outs left in the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore infielder Ben Ramirez started the Trojans’ scoring with a ground ball single up the middle that put redshirt junior catcher CJ Stubbs on third. The rally continued when junior infielder John Thomas floated a ball over center field that cut the deficit to 2 runs, but the Trojans’ bats cooled down for the rest of the game. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch by GCU senior pitcher Nick Ohanian allowed Bushor to take home and expand the Trojans’ lead to 3. “Hitting is contagious, and obviously getting guys on base was the biggest thing no matter what it was — with the walk, hit by pitch or even the hit,” Acosta said. “Hitting is contagious, getting on base is contagious and I’m just happy that we did it all with two outs, and just keeping it going was the biggest thing.” Acosta led the Trojans with 3 RBIs on the day, going 3-for-7 with two doubles and a run. Junior pitcher Connor Lunn picked up the win in relief with three scoreless innings in which he gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two.last_img read more

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Chelsea fan makes sickening comment following Coleman tackle on Costa

first_imgA Chelsea fan has made a sickening comment about Republic of Ireland and Everton star Seamus Coleman following his tackle on Diego Costa on Saturday night. He made the claim on Twitter, and said if the Spaniard had to be replaced – he would kneecap Coleman.Coleman was lucky to escape without a caution from the referee after a high challenge on Costa’s ankle. BT pundit and commentator on the game Graeme Le Saux blasted Coleman, and said he believed it was a red card and the Killybegs man should have been dismissed.Costa required treatment on his ankle, and you could see blood seeping through his sock, but he was OK after receiving treatment – and went on to score in an emphatic 5-0 win.However, Coleman was the victim of some sickening comments from Chelsea fans on Twitter. @SupremeCesc tweeted, “If Costa has to come off, I don’t care if Coleman is Irish, he’s getting kneecapped.”Chelsea Fans Channel tweeted, “Buzzing Costa got that goal. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Coleman. Horrible tackle. Costa being targeted again.”The sickening comment about Coleman was condemned by Everton fans, with one fan saying, “It wasn’t a great tackle by Coleman, but to claim you’re going to kneecap him is disgusting. Typical classy Chelsea.”Chelsea fan makes sickening comment following Coleman tackle on Costa was last modified: November 7th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Food coops new space takes shape

first_imgVancouver Food Cooperative is preparing to move into a downtown store. The co-op, which began as a dream in 2003 and formally incorporated in 2006, has been operating out of 215 W. Fourth St. It is preparing to move to a new retail space at 1002 Main St., Vancouver, by as soon as Saturday. Volunteers opened the new location to visitors during Vancouver’s First Friday Art Walk. The Vancouver Food Cooperative (http://www.vancouverfood.coop) is collectively owned by close to 300 members, who buy a share of the company for $180. It sells baked goods, locally and regionally grown produce, and natural and organic dry goods. Products are available at full price to the general public, and at a 10 percent discount to co-op members. Membership has been growing rapidly this year, and so have the number of vendors the store works with, store manager Shawn Morrill told The Columbian in August. “We’re literally adding new products and new relationships with vendors every week,” he said.last_img read more

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Tesla Direct which delivers cars to consumers homes or offices may be

first_img HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4 by Qingdao Haier ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 4:37Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -4:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenBefore Tesla blew past expectations for vehicle deliveries this week, Elon Musk was on Twitter promoting a months-old service that remains a bit of a mystery to the legions of electric car fans that follow the company’s every move.But based on Daan Hermsen’s experience, the growth of Tesla Direct could play a role in helping the company maintain momentum. The 30-year-old medical plastics industry salesperson living in the Utrecht province of the Netherlands initially planned to pick up his metallic blue Model 3 from a Tesla facility in Tilburg about 90 kilometers (56 miles) from home before finding out he’d been chosen for direct delivery.The program, called Tesla Direct, offers some buyers of the Model 3, S, and X the option to have their car dropped off right to their home or office. Musk and Tesla have said little about how prevalent the service has become since it started last year, and the company didn’t mention it in its statement Tuesday announcing that worldwide deliveries surged to 95,200 last quarter.“My neighbors saw it arrive, and now they want to drive it,” Hermsen said. The only drawback he encountered was that the delivery specialist put some miles on his vehicle by driving it to his home in Amersfoort.In his tweet on Monday, Musk quoted a follower in Santa Clara, Calif., who likened Tesla Direct to Amazon’s Prime service. The CEO seemed to appreciate the comparison.Yep, order online at https://t.co/46TXqRrsdr in 2 mins & car delivered direct to home https://t.co/7ax8MwzBWx— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 1, 2019 Sponsored Contentcenter_img The Future of Smart Homes Tesla’s experimentation with home delivery should come as no surprise, given the company’s approach to retailing has been somewhat unique from the beginning. It’s flouted the franchise dealership model and sold cars direct to consumers, which allows Musk more flexibility to try something different.“Customers desperately want an easier buying process with at-home delivery,” said Michelle Krebs, an analyst at car-shopping researcher Autotrader. “Elon Musk is spot-on with consumer desires.”In the days leading up to the quarterly sales deadline, Musk had implored Tesla employees to “go all out” to hasten shipments of vehicles on order. It’s unclear what role, if any, the direct delivery service played in what the company said were marked logistical improvements last quarter.While a number of questions remain about Tesla Direct—including how cost-efficient and scalable it’s been—interviews with customers who’ve used the service yielded some clues to how it works. They describe taking delivery either from a flatbed truck driver or a specialist who gets behind the wheel personally and drops the car off in a driveway or office parking lot. The specialist then hails a ride back to a Tesla facility.“We made significant progress streamlining our global logistics and delivery operations at higher volumes, enabling cost efficiencies and improvements to our working capital position,” Tesla said in its statement Tuesday. Representatives for the company didn’t respond to a request for comment on Tesla Direct.Eric Okon, the co-owner of a corporate car service in New York City, had two Model 3s delivered to the company’s office in Queens on June 28.“It was certainly convenient,” Okon said. “It was a quick process; it was really easy.”More must-read stories from Fortune:—The fall and rise of VR: The struggle to make virtual reality get real—Microsoft is pressing delete on customers’ digital bookshelves—Jony Ive’s departure means big changes are coming to Apple—As workplace burnout gets more attention, could more tech be the answer?—Listen to our new audio briefing, Fortune 500 DailyCatch up with Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily digest on the business of tech.You May Likelast_img read more

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