A great season comes to an end
Cat Osterman's Longhorns, the only Big XII team to make it to the Women's College World Series, lost it's second elimination game yesterday, a 3-0 loss to to UCLA. Osterman was on the bench after she pitched all 11 innings of an earlier elimination game in which Texas beat Arizona. Sadly, the loss to UCLA exposed the Longhorns' deficiencies at the plate, as Texas only managed 2 hits in support of freshman pitcher Meagan Denny.
Just remember Meagan, dear, it could have been worse. You could have been pitching for the Astros.
The waiting is the hardest part
The San Antonio Spurs, having finished off Phoenix some time ago, will find out who their opponent is tonight as the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons square off in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals tonight.
With Dwayne Wade nursing injured ribs, it would be a miracle for Miami to win this game, even if he does play. Unless of course, the NBA is up to it's old tricks again.
OK, it's baseball, but still...
Kenny Rogers was masterful last night, allowing 1 run on 5 hits to run his record his 8th win of the year.
Francisco Cordero was just downright rude
Cordero hit Shane Costa with a 3-0 pitch, then turned towards the dugout after hearing it from Buddy Bell and went Michael Jackson on the Royals' dugout.
Now, I know baseball players occasionally scratch "down there" during the game, but grabbing the yarbles is over the line. It compunded his first mistake, which was throwing at Costa. No cause for that.
Tomorrow: More ping.