Former Gophers pitcher set to join the Colorado Rockies

first_img“He’s a competitor, he’s got good makeup, he throws a lot of strikes, and I think his stuff is going to be able to play at the next level,” Baldwin said. “[Gilbreath] spoke highly of him and said he would be a good addition, and that was enough for me.”After not getting drafted, Hanson had a tryout with the St. Paul Saints, an independent minor league team. The Saints did not call Hanson after he tried out. After that, he continued playing baseball in his hometown with the Burnsville Bobcats, an amateur team. Hanson, a right-handed pitcher from Savage, Minnesota, had a 3.88 ERA and a 4-4 record in his 2017 senior year with the Gophers.“It’s got to be cool for him, to wake up this morning not even thinking of this being a possibility and now, all of a sudden, he’s going to be able to go out there and live his dream and play professional baseball,” Gilbreath said. Former Gophers pitcher set to join the Colorado RockiesTyler Hanson was prepared to work in banking but will now join the Rockies organization in Idaho.Chelsea Gortmaker, Daily File PhMinnesota starter Tyler Hanson pitches against Augsburg at Siebert Field on May 6, 2014. Jack WarrickJuly 15, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMonday was going to be Tyler Hanson’s first day working full time with Wells Fargo.He was set to hang up his cleats in exchange for a suit and tie. Then, he got a call from the Colorado Rockies.“Out of nowhere, I’m driving up to my girlfriend’s house before we leave to the cabin and I get a call,” Hanson said.Hanson — a recently-graduated Gophers pitcher — was offered a contract with the Rockies on Friday, and will sign with them once he gets to Boise, Idaho. He is expected to play with the Boise Hawks in the Northwest League, a Class A short season league.Lucas Gilbreath, also a former Gophers pitcher, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB draft by the Rockies. Since getting drafted, Gilbreath has been playing with the Grand Junction Rockies — a rookie league team.Brett Baldwin, ahe area scouting supervisor for the Rockies, said he assumed Hanson would get drafted, but since he did not, he kept an eye on him. The Rockies ended up being at a point where they were at a need for an arm, Baldwin said.last_img read more

Ilonggo Sullano lifts UE past UP in UAAP juniors basketball

first_imgNegrenses Mike Flores and Leo Almacen added 12 and 10 markers, respectively, while another Negrense in Shane Dichoso tallied 15 rebounds to go along with seven points and seven assists for UE.Meanwhile, Negrense guard Mark Nonoy also delivered a strong showing as the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs scored an 85-64 rout on De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers.The La Carlota, Negros Occidental native Nonoy tallied 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead the way for the Tiger Cubs, which ended their campaign with 7-7 win-loss slate./PN Ilonggo big man Jesse Sullano converted seven straight points to widen University of the East Junior Warriors’ lead from 72-71 to 79-74 against University of the Philippines Junior Maroons. SPIN.PH MANILA – University of the East Junior Warriors leaned on Ilonggo big man Jesse Sullano’s clutch hits to score an 80-76 win over University of the Philippines Junior Maroons in UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball on Sunday at San Juan Arena.Holding to a slim 72-71 lead with over two minutes in the game, the Santa Barbara, Iloilo native converted seven straight points to widen Junior Warriors’ lead to 79-74.After the Junior Maroons cut the deficit to 76-79 on two free throws by Jacob Estreta but split from the line from Negrense Riggy Alinsoring sealed the victory for the Junior Warriors.Sullano, a transferee from Hua Siong College of Iloilo, capped off his high school career with double-double 29 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Junior Warriors, which ended its campaign with two wins in 14 games.last_img read more

Borough LNG Meeting Tonight in Nikiski

first_imgThe meeting will be held from 6:30 pm to 8 pm tonight, Thursday March 10th, at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Persily: “None of it bodes well for us. I’d like people to understand that the market really looks bad right now and we need to understand that and be prepared for whatever happens. But for now they’re still going ahead with some summer activity in the Nikiski area, offshore, so I’d like to talk to people about that.” Persily: “We have a little information on some of their summer 2016 field work, certainly I wish I had answers as to what’s going to happen next year or the year after with the project. The governor talked last month about maybe looking at other options if this appeared to be slowing down but he has not provided details about that.” He says during tonight’s meeting he will also address the global LNG market and how its current condition could affect the Nikiski project.center_img Special Oil and Gas Assistant Larry Persily with the Borough… FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough will host another community meeting on the Alaska LNG Project tonight in Nikiski.last_img read more

GameDay heading to Baton Rouge for LSU-Ole Miss

first_imgOXFORD — It’s not quite like having College GameDay in your city, but it’s something close to that.ESPN’s College GameDay announced Sunday morning that it’ll broadcast on Saturday morning from Baton Rouge, where No. 3 Ole Miss will play LSU later in the day.The Rebels (7-0, 4-0 SEC) beat Tennessee 34-3 on Saturday, while the Tigers (6-2, 2-2) defeated Kentucky 41-3. LSU has won two-straight, both against the SEC East, since losing to Mississippi State and Auburn in a three-week stretch.Potential bad news for the Tigers: they’ve lost three in a row in Baton Rouge when GameDay has been in town. The last win was in [email protected] history on @ESPNCollegeGD (h/t @LSUJake via pg. 177 of #LSU media guide) pic.twitter.com/IWiB8itTG7— Todd Politz (@tpolitz) October 19, 2014College GameDay was at Oxford for the first time on Oct. 4 for the game against Alabama, and producer Lee Fitting told the Paul Finebaum Show that Ole Miss-Auburn on Nov. 1 is a strong possibility.last_img read more

England begin 2019 World Cup quest against S.Africa

first_img(Reuters) – Hosts England will begin their quest for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title against perennial under-achievers South Africa on May 30 next year with Lord’s staging the final on July 14, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced yesterday. One-day cricket’s most coveted trophy has eluded three-times finalists England who staged the first three World Cups between 1975-1983 and also in 1999.  England could not advance beyond the group stage of the 2015 edition but have since grown into a formidable ODI outfit, rekindling hopes of breaking their World Cup duck on home soil.They begin against a South Africa side who have never been beyond the semi-finals.Ashes rivals Australia, currently recovering from a ball-tampering scandal, will begin their title defence against plucky qualifiers Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol. Cricket Australia is searching for a new one-day captain after slapping 12-month bans on former skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner following last month’s fiasco in South Africa.While both will be free to play in the tournament, Smith has also been barred from captaincy for two years, while Warner will not be considered for any leadership role again.Old Trafford will host the 10-team tournament’s most-anticipated match on June 16 between Asian arch-rivals India and Pakistan. The collapse of bilateral cricket between the bitter South Asian neighbours means their fans can only watch them in ICC events.“Because of the UK’s diverse population, every competing team will also be guaranteed a ‘home crowd’ every time they play at some of the most iconic cricket grounds in the world,” the tournament’s managing director Steve Elworthy said in a statement.“The Cricket World Cup is the third most watched global event and has huge interest and appeal among cricket fans. Our ambition is to grow the game and deliver the greatest ever cricket celebration…,” he added. The 46-day tournament will be played across 11 venues in England and Wales with Manchester’s Old Trafford venue hosting six matches.The tournament will follow its 1992 format with all 10 teams playing each other in the round-robin league to determine the four teams who will advance to the semi-finals at Old Trafford and Edgbaston.Lord’s will host a World Cup final for the fifth time. “We know from previous ICC events that every country will be proudly supported at each of the venues creating an exceptional atmosphere and a real celebration of the game,” ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said.last_img read more