The Batesville Bulldogs defeated the Milan Indians in the opening round of the JV tournament on Wednesday night 43-33.Jayden Beal led the team with 13 points while Trey Heidlage and Sam Haskamp chipped in with 8 and 6 respectively. Heidlage also led the team with 4 assist while Haskamp recorded a block along with Austin Siefert. Heidlage, Beal, Siefert, and Mitch Esser all recorded 2 steals a piece while Beal also statted 3 deflections. Haskamp led the team with 6 rebounds while John Harmeyer recorded 5 and Siefert 4.The Bulldogs lost in the finals of the Ripley County tourney to the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles. 24% shooting and 17 total turnovers made it hard for the Bulldogs to overcome the Eagles in the championship.Beal once again led the team with 11 points while Trey Heidlage and John Harmeyer both recorded 7 points. Defensively, Kyle and Austin Siefert along with Mitch Esser led the team with 2 steals. Beal led the team with 2 deflections while Haskamp recorded the team’s only block. Sam Haskamp led the team with 7 rebounds while Mitch Esser and John Harmeyer recorded 6 and 5 respectively.The Bulldogs season record is now 5-5 as they head to play at Greensburg on Thursday night.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of a new wire service dedicated to esports coverage. The Reuters Esports Wire will have global coverage of the industry which will include news, player transfers and acquisitions, sponsorship deals and coverage of the “largest esports tournaments”. The content itself will be provided through a deal in partnership with sports text provider “Field Level Media”. ”Esports has grown increasingly popular around the world and demand for coverage of the sport has never been stronger,” said Josh Duboff, Reuters Senior Product Manager, Sports & Entertainment Verticals. “This offers us a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of offering coverage of the sport to global media customers as they see a rising interest in the competitive gaming industry from their audiences.” The planned coverage is somewhat all encompassing, with news being provided on every facet of esports both on a business to business level and business to consumer level. Currently, the news that Reuters pushes to clients reaches over one billion people every day. Field Level Media provides sports news, analysis and event coverage in North America through an expansive network of journalists. It’s hard to say at the moment who will be involved in the esports side, and whether it’ll be names familiar to the industry. Reuters currently pushes over 2.2 million articles a year through newswires and esports will become the latest product which it looks to sell. The page states that tournaments and leagues “scheduled to be covered” will be: Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offense, Dota 2, NBA 2K and select others”. No Offensive, Reuters, but Counter-Strike: Global Offense is a title that we’re yet to hear about. Esports Insider: Bar the small blip on the spelling of CS:GO in the paragraph selling the product, it’s big news to see Reuters come in. Hopefully the content is of good quality and anyone that decides to use or consume it becomes better educated about this wonderful industry.
Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Pujols was hitting .214 with a .696 OPS heading into Wednesday’s game, while Bour was hitting .169 with a .578 OPS.“I hope they tear the cover off the ball and it becomes an extremely difficult decision for me on a daily basis,” Ausmus said. “But performance, I’ve said it all along, it’s a performance game, and performance comes into play.”SETBACK FOR MIDDLETONKeynan Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, last week felt some discomfort during a bullpen session and had to take a temporary step back in rehab, General Manager Billy Eppler said on Wednesday.Eppler characterized it as minor and said Middleton has already resumed throwing.“He had a day when he was excited about how his arm felt and pushed the gas pedal down a little father and had some elongated soreness afterward,” Eppler said, adding that now Middleton has said the pain is a 1, on a scale of 1 to 10.Middleton, who had Tommy John surgery last April, is still projected to return in late June or early July, Eppler said.Related Articles JC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on about the same timetable as Middleton, faced hitters on Saturday and could be soon headed to a minor league team to continue his rehab, Eppler said.ALSOAndrew Heaney (elbow inflammation) will throw 45 pitches over three innings in an extended spring training game on Friday, Eppler said. …Top prospect Jo Adell (sprained right ankle, strained left hamstring) had three at-bats in simulated games, but he is not yet running. Eppler said Adell will begin playing in extended spring training games next week. …Tommy La Stella, who was scratched from Sunday’s lineup because of back tightness, said he’s fine now.UP NEXTAngels (TBA) vs. Tigers (LHP Ryan Carpenter, 2019 debut), Thursday, 10 a.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Although Pujols has been more productive than Bour so far this season, it’s unlikely that Pujols can handle playing first base every day.“I generally want to avoid three games in a row, as a rule, but he’s going to play tomorrow, with a (third straight) lefty going, so that will be three days in a row, but then he won’t play the following day,” Ausmus said. “I’m going to be very cognizant of taking care of Albert’s knees and keeping him healthy the entire season.”Pujols had played just 34 games at first, combined, in 2016 and 2017. Last season, with Ohtani taking up so many DH at-bats, Pujols ended up playing 70 games at first.He also went on the disabled list in July and ended up getting shut down for season-ending knee surgery in late August.Pujols started at first for the 13th time on Wednesday night. The Angels have 126 games remaining. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros DETROIT — Ever since the Angels signed Justin Bour in December, they knew this logjam was coming.Now that Shohei Ohtani is back, and expected to take up almost all of the DH at-bats, it leaves Albert Pujols and Bour to split first base.On Wednesday, Ohtani’s second day back in the lineup, Manager Brad Ausmus spoke to both Pujols and Bour and explained how it’s going to break down.“Albert is going to face all the lefties,” Ausmus said. “We’ve got to keep Albert healthy. Albert will face some of the righties and Bour will face some of the righties. It will boil down to performance, but playing into that is keeping Albert healthy.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error