Carbon Opens Tough Preseason

ETV News stock photo by Jeff BarrettThe Carbon baseball team competed in the Pizza Hut Classic in St. George over the weekend. The Dinos played a doubleheader on both Friday and Saturday. They came out of the weekend with a 1-3 record, beating Cedar City 5-3 and losing to Bear River 10-4, Box Elder 6-4 and Payson 6-3.Walks really hurt Carbon against Bear River as the Bears scored 10 runs on six hits. The Dinos played a close game with the Box Elder Bees during their second game on Friday. Carbon grabbed two quick runs in the first inning to take the lead. The Bees tied the game in the third and then scored three more runs in the fourth. Carbon began chipping away at the lead and pulled within one in the sixth, 5-4, but the Bees added an insurance run in the bottom half and blanked the Dinos in the seventh to win the game.Carbon started off Saturday hot by scoring four runs in the first inning against the Cedar City Redmen. The Dinos added another in the second to go up 5-0. Braxton Bennett pitched five scoreless innings to help the Dinos get the victory. Colin Lewis went 2-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.The Dinos again jumped out to a quick lead in their final game by scoring two runs in the opening inning against the Payson Lions. Payson got two runs back in the bottom half to pull within one, 3-2. The Lions then tied the game in the second and took the lead in the fourth. Carbon couldn’t string any hits together to get a run across after the first inning and fell to Payson, 6-3.The Dinos have several games this week starting on the road at Salem Hills and Provo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Then, they will play in the San Juan Slugfest Thursday through Saturday against Providence Hall, Summit Academy and Grand. read more

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IPL Winless teams look to kickstart season

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL 2017 Qualifier 1 : Advantage Mumbai as Rising Pune miss key playersMay 15, 2017In “Sports”McClenaghan, Bumrah help Mumbai extend lead at topApril 22, 2017In “Sports”Daredevils bowl, Brathwaite replaces RabadaMay 10, 2017In “latest news” The Pandya brothers go through a fist-pump routine BCCITwo games each, two losses each. It doesn’t mean too much given the length of an IPL season. Mumbai Indians have come back from worse starts and gone on to win titles, and both they and Delhi Daredevils can tell themselves their results so far do not fully reflect how they have played. Mumbai have lost two excruciatingly tight games, one of which they had no business losing. Daredevils could say they got on the wrong end of DLS in their last match.But the table simply says both teams have played two and lost two. Both teams need to start winning, ASAP.There’s nothing in the personnel or balance of either side to suggest they can’t do this, but some of the biggest names from both sides are yet to fire this season. We could, therefore, be one Glenn Maxwell or Rohit Sharma innings, or one Jasprit Bumrah or Trent Boult spell, from seeing their respective teams shoot up the table.One of these two teams, however, will lose Saturday’s game, their third in a row, and that – for all of Mumbai’s past escapades – will be a hard place to rebound from.Mumbai Indians: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Ishan Kishan (wk), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Krunal Pandya, 6 Hardik Pandya/Ben Cutting, 7 Kieron Pollard, 8 Mitchell McClenaghan/Pradeep Sangwan, 9 Mayank Markande, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mustafizur RahmanDelhi Daredevils: 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Colin Munro, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Chris Morris, 7 Vijay Shankar, 8 Rahul Tewatia, 9 Shahbaz Nadeem, 10 Mohammed Shami, 11 Trent Boult (Excerpt from ESPNcricinfo) read more

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