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Batesville American Legion Baseball Versus Seymour

first_imgBatesville Post 271 at Seymour Post 89, 6/16/15 (game was shortened to 7 inning due to weather delays).Post 271-011 000 0.  2 5 2Post 89-103 101 x.  6 10 5For Post 271:Ethan Adams 0-3, run, bb, sbTaylor Kopplin 1-4Brandt Ricketts 1-4Noah Gausman 2-3, run, bbZach Pottschmidt 1-3Ethan Adams started on the mound, pitched 4 innings and took the loss giving up 5 runs.Taylor Kopplin pitched 2 innings in relief giving up 1 run.Post 271 record: 0-3Next game: Thursday, 6/18/15 at Brookville.Courtesy of Batesville Post Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

David Freese goes to Injured List, Will Smith rejoins Dodgers

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I think my confidence was very high here,” Smith said Sunday. “I carried it over to OKC. Wasn’t going to let my play show at all being sent back down. Just kind of kept playing hard and putting together some good at-bats.“I always knew I was going to be sent back down at some point. I wasn’t going to let that bug me at all. I didn’t. Played well.”Roberts said Barnes and even Russell Martin could see action at infield spots with Smith on the roster in the next week.SHORT(STOP) TIMERIn the first 10 games after Corey Seager went to the IL, Chris Taylor has made the most of his increased playing time as the primary shortstop, going 12 for 32 (.375) with eight RBI and seven runs scored.“Yeah, I think anybody would say it’s easier to get in a groove and build on those hot streaks when you’re playing every day,” said Taylor who was not in the starting lineup Sunday. “But I know it’s part of being on this team. You’re not always going to have that luxury. We have a lot of really good players. So you’ve got to try and keep a level head whether you’re going good or bad and stay consistent.”That level head was difficult to maintain for Taylor in April when he got off to a miserable start. He was batting just .162 after an 0-for-4 day against the Giants on May 1. Since then, he has batted .288 with an .887 OPS.“Mechanically, I feel like I’ve been very consistent,” he said. “I’ve done the same things for the past couple months now – which is a change of pace from last year where I felt like every week I was doing something different. You’re going to have the ups and downs of the game. You’re not always going to be hot. But I felt pretty good for a little while now.”ALSORelated Articles Smith got the call back to Los Angeles Sunday when the Dodgers put David Freese on the Injured List. Freese has been dealing with tendinitis in his left knee, limiting his playing time recently. “As a byproduct,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, Freese’s hamstring became a problem, landing him on the IL.Freese is expected back shortly after the 10-day IL stay, Roberts said, which would put him back on the Dodgers’ bench at the start of the next homestand.He has been a valuable part of that bench, batting .308 with a .999 OPS in a role that includes starts against left-handed pitching and pinch-hitting (9 for 21).“Fortunately we have the luxury right now of not putting him in harm’s way and making sure he’s ready for the stretch run,” Roberts said, referring to the Dodgers’ large division lead and depth as making it “a no-brainer” to give Freese some down time.Smith handled his first taste of the big leagues well, going 6 for 21 (.286) with those two home runs and acquitting himself very well defensively in six starts while Austin Barnes was on the IL. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season LOS ANGELES – When the Dodgers sent Will Smith down two weeks ago, they sent down a catcher. When they called him back up Sunday, they called up a power hitter.In 11 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City after his demotion by the Dodgers, Smith went 12 for 41, all on extra-base hits – three doubles, three triples and six home runs in his last seven games before being recalled.“Just put good swings on the ball. I think I’ve shown pretty good power all year,” said Smith who has 14 home runs in Triple-A and hit two in six games with the Dodgers (including a walkoff for his first major-league homer on June 1).“Just made consistent contact, had good at-bats and the ball’s flying.”center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Left-hander Scott Alexander threw a bullpen session on the main pitcher’s mound Sunday morning, allowing the Dodgers to collect Trackman and other data on his performance. Alexander is eligible to come off the IL but with throw to hitters and go on a rehab assignment before he does. …Joc Pederson made his third consecutive start at first base Sunday and will likely see steady action there in the next week with the Dodgers expecting to face a string of right-handed starting pitchers on the upcoming road trip. “It’s not a finished product,” Roberts said of Pederson who dropped a throw, costing the Dodgers a run Saturday. “But we’re committed to it.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw 7-1, 2.85 ERA) at Diamondbacks (RHP Zack Greinke 8-3, 2.92 ERA), 6:40 p.m. SportsNet LA (where available), AM 570 How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more