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Softball Completes Three-Game Sweep Over Evansville with 3-0 Win Sunday

first_img Live Stats Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) added two insurance runs in the sixth inning. Wright, who entered as a pinch hitter with two outs, ripped a double to right field that scored Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) and Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.).   PDF Box Score The Valley on ESPN3 Story Links EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University softball team completed a three-game sweep over Evansville Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win on the opening weekend of Missouri Valley Conference play. Newman and Purple Aces starter Morgan Florey battled the first three innings as both team’s offenses struggled. The Bulldogs had zero hits while Florey struck out seven batters. Newman was just as good, giving up two hits, but she punched out seven Purple Aces on strikes. Timmons pitched the final four innings and allowed just two hits with four strikeouts and worked around three walks. She improved to 7-4 on the season with the outstanding relief appearance. at Indiana State 3/23/2018 – 1 PM Drake returns to Indiana next weekend for more MVC action as the Bulldogs visit Indiana State, March 24-25. The three-game series against the Sycamores will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version Watch Live Drake (19-9, 3-0 MVC) avenged a three-game sweep by Evansville (7-18, 0-3 MVC) during the 2017 season. Next Game: Newman started and went three innings and allowed just two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Her seven strikeouts give her 646 in her career and moved her past former teammate Rebekah Schmidt (2012-15, 644) for fifth all-time in program history. Preview Drake broke through in the fourth inning as Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) started the frame with a single and Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) followed with a walk. Both moved up after a wild pitch by Florey. Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa), a lefty batter, then drove a ball to the opposite field that scored Roemmich for the 1-0 lead. Johnson then stole second and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) was hit by a pitch to the load bases with zero outs. However, Florey settled in and retired the next three batters to escape anymore trouble. Evansville threatened in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Purple Aces hit back-to-back singles off Timmons, but Timmons settled in and retired the next three batters, including a pair of strikeouts. Full Schedule Roster Sunday, the Bulldogs won a classic pitching duel as Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa) teamed up and shut down the Purple Aces.last_img read more

Qantas decision to offshore 747 maintenance short sighted and lazy

first_imgMr Walton noted that the decision sits uneasily with Qantas management’s current campaign for government assistance. “Qantas is busy making the case to the Australian government and the Australian people that it deserves a hand because it contributes to the national interests. We fully agree with their case in principle, but they have to start showing the nation a bit of good faith here,” Mr Walton said. “Even given Qantas’ intention to move 747 maintenance out of Avalon, the company has a range of options to keep that work in Australia,” Mr Walton said. Qantas’ decision to cease maintenance of its Boeing 747 aircraft in Australia is short sighted, lazy and unnecessary, according to the Australian Workers’ Union. “Australian engineers have been performing maintenance on these aircraft since Qantas’ first 747 went into operation in 1971. We understand Qantas needs to compete in a tough environment, but this particular decision is completely unjustifiable, because so many options exist to avoid it. “Here they had a golden opportunity to show they were prepared to sit down and work through a solution that was good for business and good for Australian workers. Instead they have simply reached for the ‘offshore’ button. It’s sloppy and shows no regard for the 300 workers whose left on the scrap heap last year. “Maintenance facilities in both Sydney and Brisbane have the available slots to perform this work in Australia at a world class standard, as it has always been done. We have engineers in this country with the skills to keep doing this job and doing it well. “If Qantas management is trying to convince Australians they deserve a helping hand, they might want to try meeting Australians halfway when it comes to acting like a responsible corporate citizen.” “Today’s decision is simply a case of lazy management. Instead of working with Australian operations to slot 747 maintenance into existing facilities, they have simply pulled the offshoring ripcord.” Qantas intends to seek offshore maintenance of its 747s, after the 300 workers who performed the work at its Avalon facility were sacked last year. However AWU National Vice President Daniel Walton said numerous options exist for Qantas to keep the maintenance work in Australia. Source = Australian Workers’ Unionlast_img read more