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Church Steel / Brown 2 HR Inning / Tennis Photo
-- I've avoided wading into this controversy waiting for more complete
information. I had heard of some of the complaints from kids baseball
and soccer parents who have had a difficult time reaching the games at
the Sportsplex this past week or so, due to the state of construction
at the new Early Childhood Center (ECC). Parents and teachers at Herald
Elementary also have temporarily lost a portion of their existing lot
as the new ECC parking lot and access roads are being prepared. The new
lot and roadways (& ECC) are under the control of Atlas Construction
and although there is gravel on the surface they have blocked access to
cars to prevent contamination until the asphalt can be applied (as well
as liability concerns). Asphalt application likely won't happen for about
2 more weeks (or longer with bad weather). In the mean time people trying
to reach the sports fields have tried various alternatives which have
caused complains from those impacted. According to Terry Due (in a report
to the school board Monday night) school permission has been given to
drive behind Hearld from the south (unless the ground is wet!) to park
closer to the baseball fields. The Creekside Addition (under construction
just west of Herald Elementary) has also given temporary permission for
vehicles to drive on and park on their existing asphalt surfaces which
will still leave a walk of about 100 yards to the baseball fields. Mr.
Due also indicated that a new fence opening had been cut to allow temporary
parking near the soccer fields. I haven't witnessed any of this first
hand and have not seen what information was exchanged between any of the
many parties involved: contractor, school, neighbors, softball parents
and leaders, soccer parents and leaders, city, police, tow truck drivers,
etc... but apparently a bit more coordination and publicity could have
helped smoothed this transition period until the paved surfaces are available
to the public. -- Ted Wright -- Tuesday -- 8:10pm 4-10-2007
Two Home Runs In Same Inning
(2006 CHS Grad)
|SPORTS RELEASE April
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND ARTS OF OKLAHOMA (CHICKASHA
CONTACT ZAC UNDERWOOD, USAO Sports Information, email@example.com
Softball Drovers Split with Tigers
(ADA) Led by Hillary Brown's two home runs in the second inning, the
22nd-ranked University of Science and Arts reeled off its 20th win of
the season with a 10-5 over East Central in game one Monday afternoon.
The Tigers rebounded in game two winning 9-5 to split the series.
Brown entered the game tied for the team lead with three home runs, and
the freshman from Collinsville started the fireworks early in game one.
Her solo homer to lead off the second inning gave USAO a 1-0 lead. After
the entire lineup batted, and USAO had a five-run lead, Brown stepped
up and blasted her second homer of the inning.
Her fifth home run of the season was a three-run shot to left center
field that scored Amy Renault and Morgan Thompson and put the Drovers
Kelsey MacInnes drove in Hope Foley in the third inning as USAO pushed
the lead to 9-0 before ECU got on the board in the bottom of the third.
The Tigers scored three runs in the fourth and another in the sixth but
couldn't match the big inning USAO posted early in the game.
Marina Poddubskaya got the win giving up four earned runs while striking
out four batters in seven innings of work. Brown finished the game 2-for-4
at the plate with four RBIs, while Foley had one of her best games of
the season at the plate. The senior catcher went 2-for-4 with two runs
scored. MacInnes finished 3-for-5 with one run scored and two RBIs.
Game two favored the home team as ECU racked up 16 hits and seven earned
runs after USAO jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning. A two-run
single by Leslie Beaty scored Jennifer Bridgforth and Renault, but ECU
answered in the bottom half with the help of two USAO errors.
Down 4-3, USAO rallied in the fifth as Renault singled home MacInnes,
and Brown drove in Thompson giving USAO a 5-4 lead.
ECU posted its second three-run inning of the day in the bottom of the
fifth to take a 7-5 lead. The Tigers posted two more runs in the sixth
to cement just its 11th win of the season.
The Drovers go back to conference play on Tuesday with a make-up game
at Oklahoma Baptist beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday USAO will host second-ranked
Oklahoma City beginning at 2 p.m. at Bill Smith Ballpark.
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Ted Wright -- last update 4/10/2007 (MiscApr10.html)
Copyright 2007 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
|I noticed some large
sections of steel delivered to the 1st Pentecostal Church (at 1209 W.
Oak) this week and will be watching to see what it turns into?
-- Ted (Previous Coverage)
|I headed to the City
Park Monday (April 9th) expecting to take photos of a CHS tennis match
with Metro Christian but found a practice session instead. I took a few
photos for my archives (i.e. senior pages in the next few years) and did
manage one unusal shot with Jessica Skeen's face framed by her racket.
Hopefully I will have more tennis coverage in the next few weeks. -- Ted
-- (Previous Coverage)