Lady Cats Edge Out NE Lady Knights

first_imgThe game between the Wildcats and Knights was a back-and-forth pitchers duel for almost the entire game. Then with one crack of the bat in the bottom of the sixth inning with two outs Franklin County would take their only lead of them game. Michaela Ferman would then shut down the Knights in the top of seventh to secure the complete game victory.Early on, the innings went quickly from one to the next as Lena Smith and Kay Kay Ferman both dominated for each team. Neither team would scratch across a run until Northeastern would score a run in the top of the fourth inning.In the fourth, the Knights would lead of the inning by hitting a hard ground ball and reaching first on an error. That would come back to haunt to the Wildcats later on this inning. The next two batters would be retired before bringing up J. Burns who would give the Knights their big hit of the game. Burns would drive an 0-2 pitch into centerfield, which would give Northeastern the lead.Again, neither team would get more than one runner on base until the Wildcats took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out in the inning, Camryn Brewer would hit a hard ground ball to third which would be bobbled by the third baseman and allow her to reach first. Brewer would then steal second in the next at bat, and advance to third on a pop fly to first. This would bring Kay Kay Ferman to the plate for the big hit of the game. Ferman would drive her 3-1 pitch to dead center field and give the Wildcats the lead heading into the top of the seventh.In the seventh, Northeastern would put a couple runners on in the inning, but Ferman would shut the door on the Knights to end the inning. Ferman would get a pop up for the first out, before striking out the next to hitters to end the game and give the Wildcats the victory.Kay Kay Ferman would get the win for the Wildcats. She improves her record to 2-1 on the year with the complete game victory. Ferman allowed four hits, one walk, and one unearned run, while striking out 11 Knights in the game. Lena Smith was the loser of the pitchers duel. She pitched the whole game and gave up two hits, two walks, and two unearned runs, while striking out three.Franklin County’s offense was led by the aforementioned Kay Kay Ferman who had the big homerun, which brought in two RBIs for her and also scored a run. Camryn Brewer would also add a single and score the other Wildcat run. Kloe Bolos and Morgan Bare would also draw walks. Brewer and Bolos also stole a base each.With the win the Wildcats improved their record to 2-1 on the season. The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday morning when they take on the Eagles from Jac-Cen-Del. First pitch for the varsity game is scheduled for 10 am. Junior Varsity game will start immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more

Blatter urges FIFA to suspend Infantino

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Germany still winless in UEFA Nations League after drawing with Switzerland Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for his successor, Gianni Infantino, to be suspended by the global soccer body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland.Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber. Lauber and Infantino have denied wrongdoing.“For me, the situation is clear, that the FIFA ethics committee has to open a case against Mr Infantino and so it has to suspend him,” Blatter, 84, said in a statement.Blatter, who was FIFA president for 17 years, himself was suspended and later banned by FIFA’s ethics committee after he became the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland in 2015.FIFA’s ethics committee would not comment on whether Infantino, who was elected in 2016, would face an internal investigation.“Please note that as a general policy, the Ethics Committee does not comment on potential ongoing proceedings nor on whether or not investigations are underway into alleged cases,” it said in a statement. “As usual, any information the Ethics Committee may like to share will be communicated accordingly upon their indications.”Blatter’s investigation is still ongoing.He has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged.It centred on a payment of two million Swiss francs (€1.86 million) made in 2011 to then UEFA president Michel Platini with Blatter’s approval for work the Frenchman had done a decade earlier.Blatter was banned for eight years, reduced to six on appeal, and Platini also for eight years, reduced to four. Platini denied wrongdoing.The FIFA ethics committee is divided into an investigatory and adjudicatory chamber, which since 2017 have been headed by Colombian Maria Claudia Rojas and Greek Vassilios Skouris respectively.They replaced Swiss Cornel Borbely and German Hans-Joachim Eckert who were ousted when the decision-making FIFA Council decided not to renew their mandates.Tags: FIFAgianni infantinoSepp BlatterSwitzerlandlast_img read more