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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Cardinal Couple

Quick Hits


Golf in the ACCs



The golf team finished 7th in the ACC championships.  Katie Mitchell fired a 1-under par 3rd round to come in 2-over for the competition, earning a top-20 finish.  Emily Haas also had a good competition, finishing out at 3-over in a tie for 21st position.  Katie Petrino and Louise Oxner finished in ties for 36th and 39th with 9-over and 10-over results respectively.

The Golf team now awaits the NCAA Championships field announcement on the 27th.  The NCAA takes place over the course of four different Regional Competitions, and then a Final Championship.

Baseball


Baseball is outside of our normal wheelhouse, but the finish to the nightcap of the double-header last night was just too good not to mention.  To set the scene, its the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, bases loaded.  The Cards had scored earlier in the inning on a wild pitch to tie the score at 5 apiece.  With a low pitch, Corey Ray, who was on 3rd, got a great jump on the ball and stole home to win the game.

Head coach Dan McDonnell has never been afraid to make gutsy calls in games, and this one will rank right up there.  I'll wager you'll be able to catch the video of this one on ESPN in the Top 10 plays of the day.  The Cards won the first game of yesterday's double-header in convincing fashion, 10-1.

Rowing in Clemson


The rowing team is in Clemson for the Clemson Invitational, a competition they have competed in regularly for several years.  The team crossed the finish line for victory twice and also claimed three runner-up finishes.

The victories came from the second varsity eight crew and the varsity four crew, with the victories being by 4 and 5 second winning margins respectively.

The Clemson Invitation continues today.

Softball Down South


Softball lost what turned out to be the series opener against Ole Miss 5-2.  After Friday's game was cancelled due to rain and soggy field conditions, the Cards took on their first of two consecutive SEC foes.

Maryssa Becker started in the circle and got dinged for the loss on two runs in the first two innings, with Shelby McCombs in relief taking three runs in five innings pitched.

The bright spot of the game for the Cards was in the 5th inning, when Brittany Sims got a single and Kayla Soles lined a shot over center to bring them both home.  That was the 3rd home run on the season for Soles.

The Cards would threaten in the 7th with Whitney Arion reaching, and Brittany Duncan getting hit by a pitch, but they couldn't complete the deed, and took the loss.

They will continue action against Ole Miss at 2 o'clock today.

Dreamcatcher Book Signing


Don't forget about Jude Schimmel's book signing at the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe at 2745 Crittenden Drive at 6:30.

Jude has been on quite a publicity tour, at least locally, with visits to several TV stations and calls in to a number of radio shows as well.  She also took a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the White House as Nike N7 ambassador.

With a Bachelor's in Sociology...during which she won the Elite 89 award at the 2013 Final Four...and finishing up her Master's in Sports Administration, there's no word in what, specifically, Jude will pursue for a career, but whatever it is, we're pretty certain that she will be extremely successful at it.

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