Schlossnagle looks to Gary Patterson for inspiration with TCU facing elimination

first_imgGarrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU head coach Jim Schlossnage perches on the top step of the TCU dugout deep in thought during the Horned Frog’s 4-1 victory over Texas A&M. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Facebook ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ First pitch between TCU and Louisville is at 7 p.m. Thursday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Whoever Schlossnagle decides not to choose for Thursday’s game would be the starter of Friday’s game if TCU manages to defeat Louisville. In the meantime, he isn’t worried about pouting from either pitcher.“The beauty of it is they’re both chomping at the bit to start, but they’re all about the team, so they’ll be fine with whatever happens,” Schlossnagle said. “Easiest way to do it is to win one more that way they’ll both get a start.”As for the bullpen, Schlossnagle said, “everybody who threw in the first game” should be available, except starting pitcher Jared Janczak, who wouldn’t pitch again this season unless TCU can continue its season into Saturday.Horned Frog lineup looking for more production from the top While the Horned Frog’s bottom half of the batting order powered the team past Texas A&M Tuesday, TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle knows it’ll need its premier players to be at their best to continue their season past its elimination game against Louisville Thursday.Hitters five through nine in the TCU batting order totaled six hits, one strikeout and three RBI’s against the Aggies Tuesday. Hitters one through four combined for only one hit, seven strikeouts and one RBI.“That’s the beauty of our team: our batting averages aren’t great, they’re not bad, but not great, so on any given days one of those guys could take off,” Schlossnagle said. “We’ve said since the beginning of the year if you had to flip our lineup upside down I’d be okay with it at least to start the season. Right now, maybe not, but they’re all so talented that any one of them can change the game with one swing, and thank goodness they did, which is why we’re still here.”While Schlossnagle said not everyone will be hitting well at the same time, the team needs more from its leadoff hitter, right fielder Austen Wade. Wade is 3-26 in the NCAA Tournament, drawing seven walks.“They’re making good pitches to him, and he’s pressing a little bit, so I might have a little talk with him today,” Schlossnagle said of Wade. “He’s still getting on base enough, but obviously for us to win against the two teams left in our bracket, we’re going to have to him at his best.”If the Horned Frogs want their dreams of bringing home a national championship to be realized, they’ll also need a little bit more from Skoug, who is 7-26 with 15 strikeouts in the NCAA Tournament. However, all seven of Skoug’s hits have been for extra bases: three doubles and four home runs.There’s also been an added challenge for Skoug in Omaha: the shift.When Skoug came up to bat Sunday with no one on base, Florida moved its third baseman to where the shortstop usually stands in between third and second base, its shortstop moved to where the second baseman would normally stand in between second and first, and its second baseman stood in shallow right field. When Skoug stepped up to the plate Tuesday against Texas A&M with runners on base, the Aggies also moved their second base man into right field, but its third baseman stood slightly closer to third base because of the potential for a runner to move to third.Teams align their infield this way against the All-American catcher because the scouting report reads that the majority of the left-handed hitting Skoug’s hits are pulled toward right field, the natural power area for lefties.“It’s happened to him before,” Schlossnagle said of Skoug facing shifts. “He goes in stretches where he gets pull-happy, and then he comes out of it and shoots balls to left field or over the fence to left field, which is just baseball, the ups, and downs of the season.” Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Twitter printWith a quarter of the 2017 College World Series field sent home, TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle looked to truism TCU head football coach Gary Patterson reiterates in the fall: “All we have to do is win by one.”Schlossnagle is left looking for inspiration with his team needing to win three more elimination games to advance to the College World Series finals.“I think as a coach you’re always looking for the positive, trying to come with the right thing to say to the guys, but you can’t get ahead of your self because the competition is so good,” Schlossnagle said. “It’s coachy. All hands on deck. One day at a time. To try to stick around here a little longer.”Schlossnagle needs not to look no further than the 2016 College World Series for a blueprint his team could replicate. After both the Horned Frogs and Oklahoma State won their first two games in Omaha, both eventual national champion Coastal Carolina and national runner-up Arizona climbed out of the loser’s bracket to reach the last round of the NCAA Tournament.But first, TCU needs to get past the Louisville Cardinals Thursday, who have their own version of a Luken Baker in Brendan McKay. The Cardinal first baseman and left-handed pitcher won the 2017 Dick Howser Trophy, given to the best college baseball player in the country, and was selected No. 4 overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2017 MLB Draft.“They’re an elite team, and I honestly think they’re the most physically talented team here from pitching to defense, athleticism, power, and that speed,” Schlossnagle said.If TCU can defeat the Cardinals, Florida remains in the national semifinals.“Florida is very elite on the mound, so it’s Division I baseball at the absolute highest level, and we’re one of those teams too, still standing,” Schlossnagle said.Lodolo or Traver: Schlossnagle undecided on who will pitch against LouisvilleStarting pitching, more often than not, is what determines who wins and loses in the College World Series with the difference between the remaining teams so razor thin.Up next to decide that will be either redshirt senior and right-hander Mitchell Traver or freshman southpaw Nick Lodolo.“It’s a decision between Nick and Mitchell, and I don’t know if there is a right or wrong answer for that,” Schlossnagle said. “In my mind, it’s always about winning the tournament and seeing what the best matchup is as we move forward.”When looking at the Louisville Cardinals’ lineup, it would seem that Lodolo would be better suited to take the mound.“They have a couple more left-handed hitters than Florida, who has a lot of righties, and they both run a lot so if I had to pick to stay left-handed, it would obviously be Nick,” Schlossnagle said. “Traver does a really good job with limiting the run game.”Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell believes Lodolo will be the TCU pitcher to square off against his team.“I’m assuming we’re facing the highest draft pick that went to college last year, and it’s a great opportunity,” McDonnell said in reference to Lodolo being selected 41st overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2016 MLB draft but choosing instead to come to TCU.Schlossnagle maintained that it’ll ultimately be himself making the final decision, taking McDonnell’s prediction in jest.“I’ll tell you what if Dan can pick my pitcher, I’ll go ahead and pick theirs,” Schlossnagle said. 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Suspect arrested after police find 29 undocumented immigrants held hostage in Houston house

first_imgwelcomia/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Immigration officials arrested one suspect in connection to a possible human smuggling operation in southwest Houston Thursday evening.Houston police initially responded to a kidnapping call in the 4800 block of Ridgeton Street, and when they arrived at the scene, they found a man running down the street looking for help, Houston police said on Twitter Thursday evening. The man said 30 more people were being held hostage in the house, police said.Inside the house, police found 28 men dressed in only their underwear, and one woman, police said. They were not bound, but investigators said the windows of the house were boarded up and the doors locked, KTRK-TV reported. There was also food inside the house.Most of the people told police they were being held against their will and had been locked in the house from a few days to a week.Investigators said the victims were picked up in Brownsville, Texas, but originally came from other countries, such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba, KTRK reported. Immigration officials concluded Friday the 29 people are all undocumented immigrants.The 29 people were taken to the Ridgemont Elementary School gym for shelter, police said.On Friday evening, immigration authorities arrested 36-year-old Mauro Dominguez-Maldonado, from Honduras for allegedly harboring the 29 individuals inside his Houston residence, U.S. attorney Ryan K. Patrick said in a release.He is expected appear in court on Monday.The criminal complaint alleges Dominguez-Maldonado was in charge of watching over the aliens and performing multiple tasks in furtherance of a human smuggling operation, according to the release.If convicted, Dominguez-Maldonado could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Flavor of Georgia

first_imgCategory winners received an award and membership in the state Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown program, statewide notoriety and bragging rights. All winners and finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2018 Flavor of Georgia logo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food industry professionals who judge the final round of the contest. For more information about Goodson Pecans, visit goodsonpecans.com. The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with Gourmet Foods International, Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. The winners are listed below by prize name, product name, company name and town.Grand Prize Winner and Miscellaneous Category: Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter, Goodson Pecans, LeesburgFinalists’ Choice Award and Honey Category: H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey Creamed Healthy, H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey, StatesboroBarbecue Sauces: Lane’s BBQ Sorta White BBQ Sauce, Lane’s BBQ, BethlehemBeverages: Olympus Greek Mountain Blueberry Citrus Tea, Olympus Greek Mountain Teas, LawrencevilleConfections: Brown Butter Crunch Gelato, Honeysuckle Gelato, AtlantaDairy Products: New World Chocolate Milk, Rock House Creamery, NewbornJams and Jellies: Wild Elderberry Pepper Jelly, Fairywood Thicket Farm, FairburnMeat and Seafood: Applewood Smoked Bacon, Pine Street Market, Avondale Estates Condiments and Salsas: Sourwood Balsamic Vinegar, Built by Bees, AtlantaSauces and Seasonings: Cajeta, Bootleg Farm, LLC, SpringfieldSnack Foods: Sugar and Spice Cashews, High Cotton Company, Sandy SpringsShowcase events like the 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest help entrepreneurs spread the word about their products. Many participants have landed spots in regional and national grocery chains like Whole Foods, Ingles, Fresh Market, Earth Fare, Kroger and Harvey’s. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans of Leesburg, Georgia, have taken the grand prize at University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest with the Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter.The annual contest, conducted by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is a chance for food businesses to showcase their new products.A team of food industry experts and grocery buyers chose Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter as the best of 33 finalists. They rated the products on qualities including innovation, use of Georgia theme, market potential and flavor.In addition to the grand prize, Goodson Pecans also won first place in the miscellaneous category.Governor Nathan Deal, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean and Director Sam Pardue congratulated the category and grand prize winners during Flavor of Georgia Day, part of Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week at the Georgia Freight Depot in Atlanta.“We had over 125 products submitted this year and some of the toughest competition we’ve seen in the contest’s 12-year history,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “The 33 products represented are truly the best of the best.” The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest is organized by the UGA CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development with support from the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, Nadine’s Wardenga Enterprises Inc., the Office of the Governor, Walton EMC, Gourmet Foods International, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. For more information about the contest, visit www.flavorofga.com or follow @FlavorofGA on Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Man City battling Red Bull for FC Ufa ownership

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Dodgers make it 10 in a row — again — with victory over White Sox

first_imgPitching for the first time since he closed out the first half with a complete game against the Kansas City Royals nine days ago, Kershaw looked both rested and rusted.He didn’t retire the side in order until the fifth inning and stranded runners in scoring position in three of those first four innings. He had to work out of another dangerous situation in the sixth when Corey Seager’s throwing error on an infield single put Avisail Garcia at second base with one out.Matt Davidson singled, moving Garcia to third. But Tyler Saladino bunted Kershaw’s first pitch right into the air at home plate for an out and Kevan Smith grounded out softly to third base to end the inning.“Obviously I was a little rusty tonight,” he admitted. “Fastball command wasn’t great the first few innings. It got a little better as it went. Nine days off is definitely not something I’m used to. So I’m thankful to get out of that unscathed and get this win.”Kershaw (15-2)  allowed seven hits in his seven innings, the most he has given up in a start since May. But the White Sox were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him, Davidson’s harmless (as it turned out) single being the only success.The Dodgers’ offense had similar issues against White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez. Three of the first four Dodgers reached base against Gonzalez and they scored a run on Cody Bellinger’s RBI single. But that was all the damage they could do against Gonzalez despite 11 baserunners — five hits, five walks and a hit batter — in his six innings. The White Sox turned three double plays in the first five innings.They turned a fourth in the eighth inning when the Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs but came away without a run.“Tonight, I just thought when we had guys on base I didn’t think we had the right approach at the plate,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “There’s the result of having success but there’s also the process. I just didn’t think we were good.“I just think it’s getting better pitches to hit and understanding the situation. You’re looking to get a pitch you can drive. I think we were a little too aggressive in certain situations.”That gave Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen no margin for error when they took over for Kershaw after his seven innings.Yasiel Puig, who bounced into a double play with the bases loaded, made up for his part in the unproductive offense by making a diving catch in right field to start the eighth. Taylor had to go back to the wall in left field to corral Davidson’s long fly to start the ninth. But Baez and Jansen closed it out. “It does feel like every night we just find a different way to win,” Kershaw said. “Tonight, usually we capitalize on those situations. My run support has to be one of the best in the league. Tonight that didn’t happen and we still found a way to win.“We just keep finding different ways to win.”This one was different indeed. But nonetheless, the win was the Dodgers’ 10th in a row and gives them two winning streaks at least 10 games for the first time since the 1955 team had streaks of 10 consecutive wins and 11 consecutive wins.It was also the Dodgers’ 30th win in their past 34 games. No team has ripped off a 30-4 stretch since the 1977 Kansas City Royals and no National League team had done it since the 1936 New York Giants.“I think the formula is just finding a way to win,” Taylor said. “We’ve been pretty good at that.” CHICAGO >> The Dodgers are doing the equivalent of riding a bicycle with their feet on the handlebars, yelling “Look — no hands” to the rest of baseball.Tuesday night in Chicago, they went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. They hit into four double plays. They managed to load the bases with no outs and not score. They had two players get on base four times each — Chris Taylor (four hits) and Cody Bellinger (two walks, two hits) — and 16 baserunners in all but only scored one run.And still they won.Left-hander Clayton Kershaw went seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers added a pair of 10s to their ace with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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