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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Scout gains US vision with Metric Gaming

first_img Submit Scout Gaming secures £6.5m through bookbuild July 17, 2020 Andreas Ternström – Scout GamingEuropean B2B fantasy sports provider Scout Gaming is set to expand its services within the US market, partnering with Las Vegas-based real-time sports data and betting platform provider Metric Gaming.Issuing a market update, Scout and Metric leadership confirm that a ‘reciprocal arrangement’ has been agreed on, with both parties gaining full access to each other product portfolio and provisions.Entering the US market, Scout details that it will be able to better customise its games for individual US states utilising Metric systems and betting provisions such as its SuperLive betting API, and revamped pool betting system.“We are experiencing interest from operators ready to launch a sportsbook offering in the United States as well as parties that have already launched,” said Scout Gaming CEO Andreas Ternström.Metric Gaming has a world-class sportsbook which, like our platform, is based on the latest technology. Through the collaboration, a leading offer for the American market, where Metric Gaming resides, will be created. At the same time, ScoutGaming gets an even broader offering for the European market by gaining access to sports odds”Martin de KnijffBoth parties have confirmed that the partnership will run along on non-exclusive terms. However, Scout and Metric will work together to develop new games and products for US states.Furthermore, Metric will become Scout’s lead US betting platform supplier. Providing sports betting inventory to Scout’s Betflex application.Backing the agreement Metric Gaming’s CEO, Martin De Knijff commented: “We see great potential in the partnership with Scout Gaming since our products complement each other perfectly. To come up with a full-scale offering consisting of the two best products on the market is something I believe will be nothing short of successful,” Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Wiraya and A GAME ABOVE: Partnering to produce full lifecycle potential July 1, 2020 Scout Gaming rolls out esports betting April 16, 2020last_img read more

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