Baseball launches four homers against Abilene Christian, wins 14-4

first_imgCamryn Almeido Twitter ReddIt Camryn Almeido Camryn Almeido Baseball looks to keep win streak alive against UTA New music center to host 2 rounds of international piano competition Linkedin Facebook Camryn Almeido Camryn Almeido ReddIt Previous articleWhat we’re reading: NASCAR driver in critical condition after crash, coronavirus causing economic sufferingNext articleHoroscope: February 19, 2020 Camryn Almeido RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Hockey drops 2-game series to DBU printCrossing the plate was a common occurrence for TCU on Tuesday, as the Frogs scored in six of their eight offensive innings. Photo courtesy of baseball kept their hot offensive start to the season going Tuesday night over Abilene Christian with a 14-4 victory. The win keeps the Frogs at a perfect 4-0 on the season.Success in the batter’s box has been key to TCU’s strong start this season. The Frogs scored runs in six out of their eight offensive innings against the Wildcats.“We felt like we had a team that had a chance to play really good offense,” head coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “Our offense is built on the ability to get on base and then play sound fundamental team offensive baseball throughout the day.”Porter Brown, Gene Wood, Hunter Wolfe and Gray Rodgers each hit a home run in the contest, combining for 10 RBIs.Brown and Wolfe both knocked out their first home runs of the season. Brown hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning, giving the Frogs an early 9-0 lead. After the Wildcats scored four runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined, Wolfe secured the Frogs’ victory with a two-run home run of his own.Wood’s offense has been leading the Frogs though each of their first four games. He leads the team with three home runs on the year.“I focused on having a simple approach and hitting the ball up the middle,” Wood said. For the rest of the season, Wood said he plans to focus on maintaining that strategy while at-bat. He hopes that this will help him continue to produce offensively. “I just want to stick to my game plan of not trying to do too much,” Wood said. “It’s important for me to do as well as I can and have an impact on the team.”Seven Horned Frogs pitched on the night. Pitcher Riley Cornelio made his first collegiate start on the mound for the Frogs. The first-year from Monument, Colorado, tossed three perfect innings to give TCU momentum and pick up the win.“For this team to be able to open at home and play well against two quality opponents is something they can take confidence from for the season,” Schlossnagle said.The Frogs travel to Minnesota to face the Golden Gophers for their first road trip of the season. The first pitch of the three-game series will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Hockey riding 4-game win streak into weekendlast_img read more


Weekly jobless claims surge in Iowa amid virus outbreak

first_imgDES MOINES Iowa (AP) – State officials this morning say claims for jobless benefits in Iowa surged by more than 1,700% last week as the coronavirus pandemic forced workers to lose their jobs or stay home.The Department of Labor reported that initial claims for unemployment insurance in Iowa surged to 41,890 in the week that ended March 21. Iowa Workforce Development put the number of claims slightly lower, at 40,952.Either way, the data represented a historic increase from the 2,229 filed the week before, illustrating the sudden and stark economic impact caused by the virus.Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered the temporary closure of schools, bars, dine-in restaurants, theaters, casinos and barbershops to stop the spread of the virus.Iowa Workforce Development reported that about one-third of last week’s claims came from workers in the accommodation and food services industries. Other claimants came from the health care, education and retail sectors.The Iowa Restaurant Association said Thursday that a survey of 670 bars and restaurants statewide found that more than four out of five had laid off workers. Even restaurants that have remained open for carryout service have still laid off up to 90% of their employees, the association said.The owners who were surveyed project that their March revenues will plummet by 84% compared with a year earlier, the association said.last_img read more