Ocean City Little Leaguer Throws a Perfect Game

first_imgDuke McCarron, a 12 year-old, 6th grader in the Ocean City Intermediate School, hurl a 6 inning, perfect game on Wednesday night during a 7-0 victory in the Playoffs of the Ocean City Youth Athletic Association baseball league against the Dennis Township Cubs. A perfect game for a pitcher is defined as a game in which no batters reach base at all for the entire game. In addition to throwing a perfect game, McCarron, had 15 strike-outs and added a grand slam during the victory as well in a game that also featured a solo home run from Evan Taylor. “In my 46 years being involved with Little League here in Ocean City, this is the first ever perfect game that I can remember” said Greg Donahue, the long-time leader of the Ocean City Youth baseball program. “It’s really remarkable”  “I had an idea I was pitching a perfect game because after each inning, my teammate, Brock Cook, kept telling me I had a perfect game through 3 innings, through 4 innings, right up the end” said a very humble McCarron “It was a fun game and something I will definitely remember”Duke McCarronFollowing the game, McCarron’s teammates congratulated him and were in awe of the great performance. “Duke was a beast tonight” exclaimed teammate Alec Wisnefski. McCarron’s team, the Yankees, play again on Friday Night at Upper Township’s Caldwell Park at 6pm against the Upper Township White Sox with Ricky Urban slated as the starting pitcher for the Yankees. The Ocean City Phillies play against the Upper Township Indians at 7:30pm at Upper Township’s Caldwell Park as the playoffs head in to round 2. Duke McCarron delivers a pitch during his record setting performance last_img read more

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African Games 2019: Deputy Sports Minister and team visit athletes in Games Village

first_imgDeputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto, and other officials paid a visit on Tuesday to Ghanaian athletes taking part in the 2019 African Games in Rabat, Morocco.The visit came a day after the Games officially commenced in the North African country.The Deputy Sports Minister was accompanied by the International Games & Competitions chairman who doubles as the Director General of NSA , Prof. Peter Twumasi, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, HE Stephen Mahamudu Yakubu , GOC President, Ben Nunoo Mensah and a member of International Games & Competitions Committee, Magnus Rex Danquah.The Deputy Sports Minister and his team encouraged the athletes to give off their best and try to win medals for the nation.Ghana will be taking part in 14 disciplines with a total of 91 athletes.Already, the team’s campaigns in beach volleyball and men’s judo have fallen short of winning medals after losses.Speaking after the interaction with the athletes, Prof. Twumasi, said that the meeting provided the chance for the major stakeholders like the Ministry and the athletes to speak to each other on various subjects of importance to the campaign in Morocco.“We wanted to whip up the morale in camp among the athletes with the meeting and the athletes too had some challenges they wanted to put across.It was an open forum and some of the issues have been addressed. Others are being taken care of. For instance, they were issues of kits that were not with the team but that had been resolved.I can say that everything is fine here.  These Games provide the chance for some of these disciplines to generate interest and create awareness of their existence in the minds of Ghanaians.”Ghana will hope to learn key lessons from Morocco as the nation will host the next edition of the Games in 2023.last_img read more

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Ranking Pac-12 football coaches for 2019: USC’s Clay Helton slips to crowded middle

first_imgIs that fair? Helton did lead the Trojans to the Rose Bowl in 2017 and Cotton Bowl in 2018, and most of that was with the help of first-round pick Sam Darnold. With the right quarterback, Helton could be in business.MORE: Pac-12 2019 early conference primerThat said, USC cannot have the sixth-ranked coach in the conference and expect to compete for national championships. The rest of the field is improving too. Mel Tucker joins that group with his first year in Colorado.With that in mind, here is a look at our Pac-12 coach rankings:  2019 Pac-12 Coach Rankings  RankNameSchoolWLPCT.OVR1Chris PetersenWashington13933.80862David ShawStanford8226.759113Mike LeachWashington State13383.616174Kyle WhittinghamUtah12061.663215Chip KellyUCLA4916.754296Clay HeltonUSC3217.653317Mario CristobalOregon3652.409438Herm EdwardsArizona State76.538449Kevin SumlinArizona9150.6456010Justin WilcoxCal1213.4806411Jonathan SmithOregon State210.1677212Mel TuckerColorado00.00078MORE: SN’s post-spring preseason top 25Quick reads  — Washington’s Chris Petersen is the only top-10 coach in this year’s ranking. He has the highest winning percentage among coaches with at least 100 victories, at .808. Sporting News’ annual 1-130 coach rankings are here. Today, we’ll dig a little deeper into our Pac-12 coach rankings.  USC’s Clay Helton is the coach in focus after a 5-7 season knocked him out of the top 25 in our overall rankings. Helton has a remodeled coaching staff and a ton of pressure heading into the 2019 season. — Chip Kelly had a 10-spot drop in the overall rankings after a 3-9 record in his first season at UCLA. Kelly still has coached in a national championship game this decade. He could easily jump back up.— David Shaw and Mike Leach also have winning percentages of better than .700 over the last three seasons. The Cardinal won the conference championship in 2015. Leach is still looking for that breakthrough with the Cougars.— Among returning coaches, Arizona State’s Herm Edwards jumped 43 spots from last year’s overall rankings for the biggest gain. Arizona’s Kevin Sumlin had a 22-spot fall for the biggest drop.last_img read more

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