Batesville Bulldogs Varsity’s effort to come back from down five runs in the fifth inning came up just short, as they fell 6-5 to Greensburg on Thursday. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the failed comeback on a stolen base by Kate Burkhart, a stolen base by Kylie Laker, and a single by Abigail Westerfeld.Batesville got things moving in the second inning, when an error scored one run. Emma Belter hit a ball deep to left center field and it was dropped bu Greensburg. She was rounding 2nd base when the ball was dropped and beat the throw home for the score.In the top of the third inning, Greensburg tied things up at one. Greensburg scored one run when Kirsten Adams tripled.Greensburg pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Adams singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.Batesville Bulldogs Varsity notched four runs in the sixth inning. The offensive onslaught by The Bulldogs was led by Burkhart (single), Laker (double) Oldham (home run) and Belter (triple), all knocking in runs in the inning.Greensburg scored three runs in the fifth inning. Greensburg’s big inning was driven by a single by Bailey Springmeyer and a double by Ellie Jackson.Anika Scripture led things off on the rubber for Greensburg. She lasted seven innings, allowing ten hits and five runs while walking zero.Westerfeld toed the rubber for Batesville Bulldogs Varsity. She went four and a third innings, allowing six runs on 13 hits and striking out one. Obermeyer threw two and two-thirds innings in relief allowing no runs on 2 hits.The Bulldogs tallied one home run on the day. Oldham had a long ball in the sixth inning.Batesville Bulldogs Varsity racked up ten hits. Burkhart and Westerfeld each had multiple hits for Batesville Bulldogs Varsity. Burkhart led Batesville Bulldogs Varsity with three hits in four at bats.The Bulldogs move to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the EIAC.Next up – East Central asway on Monday at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.
Toffees boss Roberto Martinez said he was extremely disappointed at the result. City earned their place in the Capital One Cup final with a 4-3 aggregate victory over Everton. Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Everton 3-1 in last night’s second leg, with the aide of a controversial second goal. Before Kevin de Bruyne tucked the ball home, it had looked to have crossed the by-line before Raheem Sterling crossed.
Arsenal fan Jamie Sanderson explains to talkSPORT that his club can still have a good season as long as the manager brings in quality in January.You can’t argue that Arsenal need a quality defensive midfielder in January, and it seems Arsene Wenger agrees, with both Sami Khedira and William Carvalho being scouted.The duo both bring different qualities and it seems most fans have a clear favourite on who they want to bring in when the window opens.But if Arsenal are serious about having a good season, we need to sign BOTH players. Forget either or, there’s space for two bodies.Khedira would be on huge wages and would probably be the regular starter, offering passing, energy and box-to-box strength.And we should also get Carvalho as well, a huge unit who can sit in front of the back for. Plus he can offer cover at centre-back.Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta don’t have futures at Arsenal and signing both Khedira and Carvalho would replace both of them with quality, consistency and real talent.Let’s get the deals agreed now so they’re ready to arrive in the New Year – and we can still enjoy a superb campaign. 1 Sami Khedira and William Carvalho