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Posts Tagged ‘South Bend Indiana.’

South Bend beats Dragons in Game 1; 2nd game washed out

 

David Holmberg (courtesy of South Bend Silver Hawks)

The Dayton Dragons had no answer for South Bend pitchers David Holmberg and Blake Cooper, who combined on a three-hit shutout in the first game of a scheduled doubleheader on Sunday.

The second game in South Bend, Indiana was postponed due to rain and will be played on Monday.

The loss snapped the Dragons’ four-game winning streak and ended a personal winning streak for Dragons starting pitcher Daniel Corcino, who had won six straight pitching decisions.

Corcino, now 6-3, pitched a complete game but took the loss. He threw six innings, giving up eight hits and three earned runs with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Dayton, 26-23 on the season, began the day in a three-way tie for second place in the Midwest League’s East Division. The top two teams in the first half of the league’s split-season format qualify for the playoffs. There are 21 games left.

 

Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Dragons win 4th straight; beats South Bend, 6-1

 

Josh Smith (courtesy of Dayton Dragons)

Josh Smith threw six scoreless innings while Tucker Barnhart collected two hits and scored two runs as the Dayton Dragons defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks 6-1 in the first game of a four-game set.

The win in South Bend, Indiana was the Dragons fourth straight as they’ve outscored the opposition 26-3 in the streak. The Silver Hawks saw their four-game winning streak stopped with the loss.

Smith, now 4-3, pitched very strong in six innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five to add to his league-leading total.

Billy Hamilton tied the Dayton career stolen base record with his 40th of the season. Andrew Means stole 40 during the 2009-2010 seasons with the Dragons.

Dayton is 26-22 on the season.

 

Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Pittsburgh dumps Haywood immediately after domestic violence arrest

When Michael Haywood was hired by Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson on December 16, the move was met with on enthusiam by alumni, boosters, fans, former players, students and current players. The question in everybody’s mind was how can a school with Top 25 and BCS Bowl game apirations hire a coach with two years heading coaching experience from a mid-major school like Miami of Ohio.

Furthermore, at Haywood’s first press conference with the media, he never mentioned winning, but kept on insisting that the Pitt players would be disciplined, attend classes regularly and dress professionally. It was not what people in the Steel City wanted to hear.

They still wonder why head coach Dave Wannstedt, a Pitt graduate was let go in the first place. He was let go after six seasons and is still angered about his ouster and has not said whether he’ll coach the Panthers (7-5)¬† in the upcoming Compass Bowl next Saturday against Kentucky (6-6).

Pittsburgh is now without a head football coach once again as they have fired Mike Haywood. The university says they would not allow him to continue in the job that he had held for only 2 1/2 weeks because of his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Mike Haywood (photo by Glenna Kuhn)

Haywood was released Saturday from St. Joseph County Jail in Indiana on $1,000 cash bond, after the charge was upgraded from a misdemeanor to felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor child.

Haywood was released on Saturday afternoon, and just a few hours later, Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg moved quickly and issued a press release statement saying that the coach had been dismissed, “effective immediately,” and the school was reopening its search.

Haywood’s firing came without him moving into the head football coach’s office, landing any recruits, hiring any assistants, held a practice, coached a game or had a chance to persuade any of the incoming freshman, which totals 18 to stay with their decision to attend Pittsburgh. Rumors have it that all of those recruits don’t like the fact that Wannstedt was fired, Haywood wasn’t on the job long enough. What they see is a program with a lot of indecision and a quick trigger on coaches.

No one knows if Haywood had signed a contract or not with the Pitt Panthers. Yes, they did name him head coach, but these types of contracts takes weeks and months to get worked out as they have to go through the the president, chancellor or provost’s office for approval and then the final ok is given by the board of trustees. Coaches contracts also have moral clauses that allow colleges and universities to fire a coach if they get into legal trouble which causes embarassment¬† and ugly press from his personal behavior.

Haywood was arrested about 3 p.m. Friday after a custody issue developed with a woman with whom the coach has a child with, police have said. The unidentified woman told police that Haywood grabbed her by the arm and neck and pushed her as she was leaving the home that Haywood owns in South Bend, Indiana, where he was an assistant coach at Notre Dame before taking the Miami job. St. Joseph County Police say that the woman had marks on her neck, arms and back.

Haywood led the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks to a 9-4 record and the Mid-American Conference title in just his second season.

The big question for Haywood now, is who will give him a chance to even be an assistant coach after this incident which will take several months to come to the courts and settle. It’ll probably be too late to get a job for 2011.

compiled from staff, TV, radio, Pittsburgh Panthers news

Navy beats Notre Dame; Dobbs & Teich lead way

Notre Dame and Navy have played each other for 84 years. Notre Dame used to own the series, but recently Navy has been dominating.

Navy (5-2) was led Saturday by Ricky Dobbs who scored three touchdowns and Alexander Teich ran for 210 yards for the Midshipmen.

Navy's Ricky Dobbs (wfe cc photo)

The senior class on the Navy football team became the third class to beat Notre Dame three times, joining the 1937 and 1964 classes.

Prior to 2007, Navy had lost 43 games in a row to the Fighting Irish. However, Navy beat Notre Dame (4-4) with a thrilling 46-44 win in overtime at South Bend, Indiana.

In 2009, Navy won at Notre Dame by the score of 23-21.

compiled from staff & Navy athletic news

Reds Minor League Notes: Chapman impressive & Dayton Dragons on hot streak

AROLDIS CHAPMAN

Cincinnati Reds pitching phenom Aroldis Chapman hit 105 mph on the radar gun during his appearance vs. Columbus on Friday night in a 2-1 win.

Aroldis Chapman Louisville (MiLB)

Chapman, is expected to be one of the Reds’ call-ups in September, began the 2010 season as a starter but was converted to a relief role so he would be able to contribute out of the Cincinnati bullpen during the final month of the season.

The native of Cuba, who defected last winter, signed a six-year, $30.5 million deal with Cincinnati. He is 9-6 with a 3.57 ERA in 39 games, 13 of which have been starts at Class AAA Louisville. The 6’5 lefty has 125 strikeouts in 95 2/3 innings.

DAYTON DRAGONS AT SOUTH BEND SILVER HAWKS (THURSDAY)

Mark Fleury collected a single, double and triple while Frank Pfister made a key defensive play in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Dragons to a 3-1 win over the South Bend Silver Hawks in South Bend, Indiana. Dayton has won five of its last six games.

Dragons Starting pitcher Ricky Bowen (4-8) pitched the first six innings and threw outstanding baseball, allowing three hits and one run with two walks and five strikeouts.

Mark Fleury Dayton (MiLB)

Reliever Jason Braun followed Bowen into the game and retired six of the seven batters he faced over two scoreless innings. Blaine Howell pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.

DAYTON DRAGONS AT SOUTH BEND SILVER HAWKS (FRIDAY)

Tommy Nurre hit a three-run homer and Josh Smith pitched out of  bases-loaded jams in the eighth and ninth innings as the Dayton Dragons defeated the South Bend Silver Hawks 5-3. The Dragons, winners of six of their last seven games, took two of three in the series, giving them their first road series win since July7-9 when they won three straight at Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Dayton starting pitcher Jacob Johnson threw the first five innings, allowing five hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.

Jacob Johnson Dayton (MiLB)

Johnson, now 8-6 on the season, earned the win and is 8-2 over his last 10 pitching decisions. Josh Smith recorded his first professional save.

The Dragons had 16 hits in the game with all nine starters collecting at least one.

Info courtesy of the Louisville Bats & Dayton Dragons

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