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#6 Ohio State 51 Indiana 10: Hoosiers Postgame News & Notes

Sept. 14, 2019

Peyton Hendershot was the IU Offensive star with a huge 49-yard TD catch and run

Logan Justus connected on a field goal for the other Hoosiers score

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM
• Ohio State marked Indiana’s 12th Top-10 opponent since the start of 2015, tied for the third-most nationally with Auburn and Michigan State, behind Alabama (17) and the Buckeyes (13).

• IU also has faced eight Top-5 foes since the start of 2015, tied for the second-most nationally with Auburn and Clemson, behind Alabama (12).

• The Hoosiers received the ball first for the second time this season after OSU won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.

• Senior left tackle Coy Cronk, fifth-year senior linebacker Reakwon Jones, fifth-year senior right guard Simon Stepaniak and fifth-year wide receiver Nick Westbrook served as game captains. The four are the team’s season captains.

• Former Indiana linebacker Tegray Scales (2014-17) and television/film director Davind Anspaugh served as today’s honorary captains.

OFFENSE
• Fifth-year senior wide receiver Donavan Hale became the 45th Hoosier to surpass 1,000 career yards. He made two receptions for 33 yards.

• Hale also completed the first pass of his career when he hit redshirt sophomore tight end Peyton Hendershot for a 49-yard touchdown.

• It marked the first TD toss by a wideout since Mitchell Paige found Richard Lagow from 5 yards out in the Hoosiers win over No. 17 Michigan State on Oct. 1, 2016.

• The 49-yarder was a career-long for Hendershot, who finished with a career-high 70 yards on four receptions. Hendershot now owns 13 catches for 191 yards and two scores in 2019. He totaled 15 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns in 2018.

• Hendershot’s 191 yards rank 10th on the program’s single-season list for tight ends.

• Quarterback Peyton Ramsey made his first start of his 2019 and the 17th of his career. The redshirt junior moved into ninth place on the program’s career list for total offense (5,095).

• Sophomore running back Stevie Scott III saw his streak of seven-straight games crossing the goal line snapped.

DEFENSE
• Junior defensive end Michael Ziemba recorded a career-high four tackles, including two solos. His 1.5 TFLs and two quarterback hurries were also a career-high.

• Redshirt sophomore safety Juwan Burgess forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter, while senior safety Khalil Bryant made the recovery, the first of his career.

• IU has a takeaway in 20 of its last 21 games.

• Fifth-year senior defensive end Allen Stallings IV recorded his sixth-career sack in the second quarter, and sophomore defensive tackle Demarcus Elliott added his second-career sack in the fourth quarter. Elliott added matched a career-high with four tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS
•  Fifth-year senior kicker Logan Justus continued his perfect season with a 29-yard field goal, his fifth of the year, in the opening stanza and his ninth extra point.

•  Indiana’s career field goal percentage leader is now 20-of-23 on field goals (87.0 percent) and 41-of-42 on PATs (97.6 percent).

•  Justus reached the 100-point mark for his career with his field goal.

 

GAME NEWS & NOTES WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF INDIANA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Dragons end 20th season in dramatic fashion; a walk-off win over West Michigan

September 2, 2019

 


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West Michigan (R-H-E): 4-10-1

Dayton (R-H-E): 5-13-2


Win: Matt Pidich (4-3)

Loss: Jared Tobey (1-2)

Save: None


HRDayton: None

HRWest Michigan: Danny Reyes (4th, 1 on base in 5th inning).

 


Dayton, Ohio—Ernesto Liberatore’s two-out single brought in Matt Lloyd from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Dayton Dragons defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-4 in the final game of the season Monday afternoon.  The win was the Dragons fifth “walk-off” victory of 2019 as they closed out their 20th year at Fifth Third Field.

 

 

A crowd of 8,170 was in attendance to bring the Dragons final total for the year to 553,000, an average of 8,014 per game.  They led the Single-A classification in Minor League Baseball in attendance for the 20th consecutive year.

 

 

The Dragons led West Michigan 4-3 going to the top of the ninth inning before the Whitecaps scored one run to tie the game and force a bottom of the ninth.  The Dragons began their winning rally when Cameron Warren drew a walk to lead off the inning.  Morgan Lofstrom bunted into a fielder’s choice with Warren out at second, and Juan Martinez grounded out.  Jay Schuyler walked to put runners at first and second with two outs, and Matt Lloyd ran for Lofstrom at second.  Mariel Bautista was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Liberatore ran the count to 3-1 before lining a hit past the shortstop into left field to bring in Lloyd and end the game.

 

 

The Dragons finished the second half with a record of 30-40, in sixth place in the Midwest League’s East Division.  Their final full-season record was 58-82.  A complete summary of the 2019 season will be released this week.

 

 

After West Michigan got a two-run home run from Danny Reyes in the top of the fifth, the Dragons battled back to tie the game in the bottom of half of the same inning.  Miles Gordon ripped a triple to the right field corner with one out and scored on Claudio Finol’s single.  Finol eventually scored from second base on Lofstrom’s single to right to tie the game, 2-2.

 

 

After West Michigan took the lead with one run in the top of the seventh, the Dragons responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.  Cameron Warren singled with one out and went to second on a single by Juan Martinez.  Jay Schuyler followed with a hard ground ball down the left field line for a double that brought in both Warren and Martinez and gave the Dragons a 4-3 lead.  West Michigan scored one in the top of the ninth to set the stage for Liberatore’s heroics.

 

 

Dragons starting pitcher Clate Schmidt worked five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with five walks and four strikeouts.  He left the game with the score tied, 2-2.

 

 

Tyler Gibson replaced Schmidt and pitched a scoreless sixth inning before allowing a run in the seventh.  Matt Pidich worked a perfect eighth inning before giving up a run in the ninth.  He was credited with the victory to improve to 4-3.

 

 

The Dragons finished with 13 hits, including two each by Liberatore, Gordon, Finol, and Lofstrom.

 

 

The Dragons will open their 21st season in April of 2020.

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY Tom Nichols; COURTESY DAYTON DRAGONS MEDIA RELATIONS

 

NHL Metropolitan Division Preview: Eastern Conference finalist Carolina Hurricanes ready to go further this year

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAROLINA HURRICANES: TEAM LOOK-AHEAD
The Hurricanes enter 2019-20 looking to build on their run to the 2019 Conference Finals. After posting 46 wins and 99 points last season, a return to the playoffs would see Carolina qualify for postseason play in consecutive campaigns for the second time since the franchise relocated to Raleigh in 1997-98. The only time they did so was from 2000-01 to 2001-02.

Carolina also sets its sights on collecting at least 90 standings points in back-to-back seasons for the second time in Hurricanes/Whalers franchise history (2007-08—2008-09).

SEASON-OPENING STATS
* The Hurricanes opened the 2018-19 season with a franchise record-tying five-game point streak (4-0-1 from Oct. 4-13). Only 18 teams in NHL history have posted a season-opening point streak of at least five games in consecutive seasons, with just three occurrences in the last 10 seasons: Montreal (9 GP in 2015-16, 10 GP in 2016-17), San Jose (8 GP in 2012-13, 9 GP in 2013-14, 5 GP in 2014-15) and Toronto (5 GP in 2010-11, 5 GP in 2011-12).

Sebastian Aho had an assist in each of his first 12 games to start 2018-19, matching Wayne Gretzky (1982-83) and Ken Linseman (1985-86) for the longest such run in NHL history.

OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
* Fresh of recording a career-high 83 points in 2018-19, Sebastian Aho (30-53—83 in 82 GP) can become the fourth player in Hurricanes/Whalers franchise history to collect at least 80 points in consecutive seasons. Ron Francis (3; 1982-83—1984-85), Pat Verbeek (1989-90—1990-91) and Mike Rogers (1979-80—1980-81) are the only ones to do so, all with Hartford.

* With double digit goal totals in four of the last five campaigns, Justin Faulk (85-173—258 in 559 GP) enters 2019-20 only 15 goals shy of becoming the first defenseman in franchise history – and first from the 2010 NHL Draft – to record 100 career tallies. Faulk also needs three assists to tie Glen Wesley (176) for second place in franchise history among defensemen and 23 to tie Dave Babych (196) for the most among Hurricanes/Whalers blueliners.

Dougie Hamilton scored 18 goals in 2018-19, the highest single-season total by a defenseman since the club relocated to Raleigh. Only Mark Howe (24 in 1979-80 & 19 in 1980-81) and Zarley Zalapski (20 in 1991-92) hit the mark with Hartford.

THE FUTURE IS NOW
Andrei Svechnikov, who will not celebrate his 20th birthday until March 26, 2020, looks to follow his rookie campaign (20-17—37 in 82 GP) with another 20-goal season. Only four players have scored more than 20 goals for the Hurricanes/Whalers as a teenager: Sylvain Turgeon (55-46—101 in 101 GP), Jeff Skinner (51-56—107 in 146 GP), Ron Francis (47-95—142 in 122 GP) and Sebastian Aho (24-25—49 in 82 GP).

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Petr Mrazek (23-14-3 in 2018-19) can join Arturs Irbe (1998-99—2001-02) as the second goaltender to earn 20 or more wins in each of his first two seasons with the franchise.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A look at how players have fared historically in their debut game/season with the franchise:

First game with the Hurricanes/Whalers. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 2 – 4 players; most recent: Brad Defauw (March 10, 2003)
Most assists: 3 – Rick MacLeish (Oct. 6, 1981) and Alexander Godynyuk (Dec.18, 1993)
Most points: 3 – 5 players; most recent: Ray Whitney (Oct. 22, 2005)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 2 – Gillies Lupien (Feb. 22, 1981) and James Patrick (Nov. 3, 1993)
Most assists: 3 – Alexander Godynyuk (Dec.18, 1993)
Most points: 3 – James Patrick (Nov. 3, 1993) and Alexander Godynyuk (Dec.18, 1993)

GOALTENDERS
Most saves: 40 – Mark Fitzpatrick (Feb. 15, 2000)
Shutout: none

First season with the Hurricanes/Whalers. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 56 – Blaine Stoughton (1979-80)
Most assists: 61 – Mike Rogers (1979-80)
Most points: 105 – Mike Rogers (1979-80)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 24 – Mark Howe (1979-80)
Most assists: 56 – Mark Howe (1979-80)
Most points: 80 – Mark Howe (1979-80)

GOALTENDERS
Most wins: 38 – Martin Gerber (2005-06)
Most Shutouts: 6 – Arturs Irbe (1998-99)

 

PREVIEW WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

NHL suspends Capitals Kuznetsov for three games

Evgeny Kuznetsov with helmet & shield on 2016 photo by Michael Miller - Own work via wikipedia commons)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK (Sept. 14, 2019) – The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended, without pay, for three regular-season games for inappropriate conduct. Kuznetsov’s suspension will be served for the first three games of the 2019-20 regular season. The Commissioner’s determination came following an in-person meeting in New York on Monday, Sept. 9, with Kuznetsov and NHLPA representatives.

 

Kuznetsov has informed the League through the NHLPA that he will not be appealing his suspension. The League will have no further comment.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

 

Daily Almanac for Sunday, September 15, 2019

September is the month for the blue sapphire birthstone 2011 photo By Chip Clark, Smithsonian staff - Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

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ALMANAC WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF www.almanac.com

 

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