The Baltimore Orioles made some moves today while the Baltimore Ravens were off. The biggest news to come out of the Orioles organization is the hiring of new manager Buck Showalter. Showalter will take over the Orioles on Tuesday, this gives him time to evaluate the organization before next season.I personally love this move, I was beginning to worry that the Orioles would wait too long and let Showalter get away. Showalter has a career record of 882-833, he is known for his attention to detail and bringing losing teams and making them winners.Also, third basemen Miguel Tejada was traded today to the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Wynn Pelzer and cash. Pelzer will report to Bowie the Orioles AA affiliate. I think this is another good move because it gives Showalter a chance to see what third basemen Josh Bell can do. Oh and Bell was also recalled today but can not play until Saturday because of the 10-day rule. It will be nice to see Josh Bell get some actual playing time with the big club. What do you guys and girls think of the moves today?Please follow and like us:
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt’s time to put up or shut up for the Nelson Leafs.Down two games entering game three of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Semi Final to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the Leafs can ill-afford to fall into a three-game deficit.“We have to win our two games at home to be successful,” Leaf coach Chris Shaw told The Nelson Daily Thursday.“It’s a make or break situation for us. But we’re pretty confident playing at home where we’ve had a lot of success this season.”That success, however, has been limited against the Hawks. In four games at the NDCC Arena, Beaver Valley has won three.“We got to concentrate on our scoring chances and on our power play,” Shaw confessed. “We had some chances to get back in the game (Wednesday) but our power play let us down.”Shaw said the mood in the Leaf dressing room improved immensely following game one’s meltdown.“The guys feel a lot better than after the first game,” said Shaw. “I thought we played well enough to win in game two.”Nelson played Wednesday’s game without the services of top center Gavin Currie.Shaw did not want to comment on Currie, who spent the past six weeks on the injury list, saying the star forward is “questionable” for Friday.The rookie coach did call out his top players to be better when the puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday.“Our top players need to be our top players,” Shaw insists. “Our forwards six through nine, our younger guys, have been great. We really need our older guys to provide veteran leadership to lead us to victory.”ICE CHIPS: Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. If necessary, game five is Monday in Fruitvale. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, have yet to register a point in the [email protected]
Dons now 3-0 this seasonBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Marshfield Columbus Catholic shot 48 percent from the field and made 11 of 15 free throws on its way to a 55-23 victory over Spencer in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division girls basketball matchup Tuesday night at Spencer High School.The Dons (3-0, 2-0 Cloverbelt East) got 15 points from Morgan Albrecht and 14 from Marissa Immerfall in the win. The two combined to make all seven of their free throw attempts.Natalie Pospyhalla added 11 points and four rebounds, and Kendra Baierl had a game-high eight rebounds for Columbus.Lexi Baehr, who had 32 points in Spencer’s season-opening win against Granton last Friday, was held to just five points on 1 of 6 shooting.“Maren Seefluth and Zoe Stratman did a great job shutting down Lexi Baehr tonight, holding her to just five points,” Columbus Catholic coach Rhonda Keding said. “It was a great all-around defense effort. Our turnovers came down, only having five in the second half, and we kept them to six offensive rebounds.”Jessica Becker led Spencer (1-1 overall and Cloverbelt East) with eight points.Columbus Catholic will play Nekoosa in the first round of the Cranberry Classic at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Friday. Spencer is off until next Tuesday when it plays a nonconference game at home against Athens.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 55, Rockets 23Columbus Catholic 25 30 – 55Spencer 11 12 – 23COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (55): Morgan Albrecht 7-10 1-1 15, Hailey Roehl 2-6 1-3 5, Maren Seefluth 2-3 0-0 4, Kendra Baierl 2-7 2-4 6, Katie Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Natalie Pospyhalla 5-8 1-1 11, Zoe Stratman 0-1 0-0 0, Marissa Immerfall 4-11 6-6 14. FG: 22-46. FT: 11-15. 3-pointers: 0-5 (Albrecht 0-3, Pospyhalla 0-2). Rebounds: 23 (Baierl 8). Assists: 9. Turnovers: 16. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-0, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.SPENCER (23): Courtney Buss 3-10 0-0 6, Megan Burt 0-1 0-0 0, Kaily Northup 1-4 0-0 2, Chloe Drews 0-2 0-0 0, Lexi Baehr 1-6 3-4 5, Liz Endreas 1-2 0-0 2, Shaelee Neitzel 0-1 0-0 0, Sabrina Vircks 0-3 0-0 0, McKenna Brecht 0-2 0-0 0, Jessica Becker 3-7 2-4 8, Kathryn Hall 0-1 0-1 0. FG: 9-39. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 0-6 (Buss 0-3, Baehr 0-3). Rebounds: 19 (Baehr 7). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 1-1 overall and Cloverbelt East.
Belgium-based tanker owner Euronav has sold its 1998-built Suezmax tanker, Cap Jean.The 146,643 dwt vessel, which was disposed for a price of USD 10.6 million, was delivered to its new owners on June 8.Euronav informed that it will record a capital gain of around USD 10.6 million in the current quarter.The sale of Cap Jean is part of the company’s fleet rejuvenation program.Together with the sale Euronav is taking in operation four new Suezmax vessels, of which two have already been delivered, with the remaining two due for delivery from the Hyundai yard in South Korea (HHI) during summer 2018.Those four vessels will all go under seven-year time charter contracts with an undisclosed refinery player, the company concluded.