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USC overcomes Fujiya’s shaky start to top Lions

first_imgLast week, junior pitcher Chris Mezger said the bullpen had to step up. He said the group of relievers had to minimize the damage and avoid the big inning. He couldn’t have pitched any truer to his words Tuesday night in USC’s 9-7 win over host Loyola Marymount at George C. Page Stadium.Relief · After USC senior Shuhei Fujiya was unable to record an out in the first inning, junior Chris Mezger pitched four scoreless innings. – Brandon Hui | Daily Trojan The Trojans (13-12) moved to 5-1 in midweek competitions thanks to Mezger’s ability to come in and quell a Lions’ rally early in the first inning.“Mezger did phenomenal tonight,” USC coach Chad Kreuter said. “I’m extremely excited about how he’s been pitching.”LMU (13-12) chased senior Shuhei Fujiya from his first start as a Trojan before he even recorded an out. Fujiya loaded the bases with a pair of walks and a single through the right side before the Lions’ most dangerous hitter, Matt Koch, doubled down the left field line driving in two runs.LMU’s infielder Matt Lowenstein followed with a RBI single that spelled the end of the day for Fujiya. Kreuter made the call to the bullpen for Mezger, his most versatile reliever. The lanky 6-foot-10 right hander was stellar once again, getting out of the jam and allowing only a squeeze bunt to score Lowenstein.Mezger baffled the LMU hitters for four innings, allowing only one single while recording three strikeouts. He picked up his third win in relief, improving his record to 3-0 and lowering his ERA to 1.80 in 20 innings.Juniors Logan Odom and Ryan Cabral and sophomore Brandon Garcia pieced together four innings, giving up single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings before sophomore Chad Smith came in to slam the door shut in the ninth inning. Smith struck out two Lions’ batters and then induced a ground ball to third base to earn his second career save — his first this season.“Chad had some really special stuff tonight,” Kreuter said. “We would like to have a defined closer, but right now the defined role in our bullpen is the hot hand.”After scoring only one run in Sunday’s series finale at Stanford, the Trojans wasted little time getting on the scoreboard against the Lions. It took only two batters.Junior second baseman Joe De Pinto was plunked by a pitch to lead off the game, and sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa doubled to the left-centerfield gap to score De Pinto. Oropesa came in to score later in the inning when LMU’s starting pitcher Aaron Griffin uncorked his first of two wild pitches.USC continued the scoring in the second inning with another pair of runs on freshman shortstop Adam Landecker’s first career home run.“We had a hit-and-run play on with a 2-0 count, and he fouled it off,” Kreuter said. “So I put [the hit-and-run] back on and he hit it over the big wall in left field.”The shortstop reached base three times in the contest, scoring a pair of runs.“It’s fun as a coach to watch another young player have success,” Kreuter said.De Pinto also had a pair of runs and a pair of RBI after he drove in two runs in the top of the fourth inning. USC knocked Griffin out of the game and stretched its lead to 8-4 in the fifth inning with a pair of runs, including sophomore infielder Matt Foat’s fifth home run this season.Griffin (2-2) was saddled with the loss after allowing eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and five walks in four and two-thirds innings.Koch, Lowenstein and outfielder Ryan Hawthorne each recorded multi-hit games for LMU.The Trojans will be back in action when they host Oregon State for a three-game series beginning Thursday.last_img read more

Vale Les Manning

first_imgBorn in Carlton and raised in Glenferrie, Leslie Howard Manning was the youngest of five children. The son of a Flinders Lane rag trader, Les was brought up by his mother Elsie after losing his father to illness when he was three years old. A student at Murrumbeena Primary School, at 14 he left school to help supplement the family’s income as the Great Depression took its toll, finding employment in local factories before working in his uncle’s Malvern bakehouse.As a youngster his greatest joy was to head to Punt Road to barrack for the Richmond Football Club and his love of ‘the Tigers’ would be a lifelong passion. In the late 1930s he married. For a time he and his wife Molly were employed as live-in domestic staff by the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, before their son Huan was born in 1938. On 14 October 1939, Les enlisted. He was 26. As one of the original volunteers of the second AIF, and a member of the 2/7th Infantry Battalion, in April 1940, he left Melbourne for the Middle East. The 2/7th went into battle for the first time in January 1941 as Britain took the attack to the Italians in the Western Desert and the battalion later saw action at Bardia and Tobruk. By mid-April 1941 Les was in Greece. The 2/7th had joined other Australian units as part of ‘Lustre Force’ – the Allies’ ultimately doomed campaign to defend Greece from invasion by Germany. Within days of their arrival, having been deployed to Thessaloniki, the 2/7th joined the Allied withdrawal as German forces pushed south. Les was evacuated from Kalamata on 27 April with most of his battalion on the transport Costa Rica. The ship, crammed with hundreds of troops, was bombed and sunk off Crete. Les and his fellow diggers were among those saved by accompanying destroyers. Originally en route to Alexandria in Egypt, they were taken to Crete to bolster the island’s defences.In anticipation of the island’s invasion, the 2/7th was deployed to defend the northern coast near Souda Bay. The invasion of Crete began on 20 May with German airborne forces quickly overrunning the island’s defenders in the west. As the battle unfolded, a counterattack involving the 2/7th on the outskirts of Chania 27 May momentarily halted the German advance. The ‘Battle of 42nd Street’ as it came to be known bought time for thousands of troops to begin crossing the White Mountains to the evacuation beach on Crete’s south coast. Having fought in the rearguard, Les’s battalion would be the last to reach the beach and were unable to escape.As the Germans rounded up the thousands of troops that remained at the evacuation point after the Allied surrender on 1 June, like many left behind, rather than throw in the towel, he headed into the hills with two mates, keen to avoid capture. After six days on the run, after an unsuccessful effort to commandeer a small boat, he was captured.So began four years of grim incarceration; first in the Skines POW camp on Crete, before being transported via Athens and Thessaloniki by train in overloaded cattle trucks to Stalag XIIIC, near Hammelburg in Bavaria. Made to work in nearby towns, the ‘lost years’ saw Les assigned to hard labour on farms, mines and railways, with infrequent Red Cross parcels offering the only glimpse of hope. Les’ POW camp was liberated by American forces in April 1945.Private Les Manning of the 2/7th Battalion c1940.Two months later Les returned to Melbourne to pick up the pieces of his life. He found employment – as a security guard in the Elizabeth Street office of the State Savings Bank of Victoria, but he also found his marriage was over, and estrangement from his son would follow.Les healed, and in 1953 he married again, to Alma Deering – the love of his life. With the money he had saved from his demobilisation, he purchased a plot of land in Bentleigh and built a home at 53 Richards Street. Son Gary was born in 1954 and a daughter, Lynda, followed two years later. In 1957, the same year as the birth of his second daughter Wendy, Les was offered the job of caretaker for the State Savings Bank, and by the late 1950s the family had moved to Malvern. After working for more than 30 years for what became the State Bank of Victoria, in retirement he played bowls, savoured the fortunes of his beloved Richmond Football Club, and was an active member of the 39ers Association. In 1989 he and Alma moved to the Wantirna Retirement Village in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.In recent years, as one of the dwindling number of Victorian veterans of the Battle of Crete, Les became an adopted and much-loved honorary member of Melbourne’s Cretan community and was a regular guest of honour at the Cretan Village at Wantirna. He described his connection with the Melbourne Greek community as one of the most precious experiences of his life.Remembered by his children and grandchildren as a modest, loving and supportive father and grandfather, with a unique and quirky sense of humour, the importance of family to Les was absolute. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.Les Manning died on 18 October at the age of 104 at Knox Private Hospital. He is survived by his wife Alma, children Gary, Lynda and Wendy, and six grand-children. He is also survived by his son Huan.Les’s funeral and memorial service will take place on Friday 10 November at Alison Monkhouse Funeral Home, cnr Burwood Highway and Stud Road, Wantirna at 2.00 pm. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Travis Browne celebrates his win with his team dur

first_img Travis Browne celebrates his win with his team during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Miguel Torres needs some help after getting knocked out during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald battles Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans and Jon Jones battle during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald celebrates his win over Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Standard Ranked Rashguard Stephen Thompson gets ready for the final round during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos More Coverage: UFC 145 Results | UFC News Throw in his February 2011 win over Ryan Bader and he’s beaten five top 10 opponents in the span of 14 months, an accomplishment likely unmatched not only in MMA, but in the history of combat sports. If he beats his next scheduled opponent Henderson — another future Hall of Famer — he will only be extending the most amazing run this sport has ever seen. Evans had walked into the main event with the feeling that he could capitalize on his pre-existing knowledge of Jones’ game from their time together at Team Jackson-Winkeljohn. Known for being a slow starter, he actually came out with a strong first round, but it didn’t last. By the time it was over, he admitted that Jones had stymied and confused him, just as he seems to do to everyone else. The way he put it, he was “out-slicked.””Jones definitely has a talent that is different than anybody else’s,” said Evans.Jones is also becoming the rarest of the rare when it comes to MMA: a crossover star. Before the fight, he got tweets of support from superstars like LeBron James and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Round-by-round updates from his fight aired live on ESPN’s SportsCenter, in a first for the sport. Despite the mounting pressure, he delivered when it mattered, making his third consecutive title defense in a unanimous decision. While it wasn’t his most dominant performance — Evans became the first man to take him to a decision in his last nine fights — it was still lopsided, as Evans only managed to take a single round on two judges’ scorecards. ATLANTA — In debating the greatest fighter in MMA history, there is a very short list of candidates. Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, Randy Couture, Dan Henderson and Chuck Liddell comprise the most cited names.After Saturday night, you can add a new one to the list: Jon Jones.I’m not saying he’s the best ever, not quite yet, but he’s now in the conversation. He has to be, after vanquishing rival Rashad Evans at UFC 145. That’s admittedly an absurd notion when you take into consideration the fact that he’s just 24 years old and barely four years into his professional career, but the facts are the facts. In the last 13 months, he’s beaten four straight former champions, four straight possible Hall of Famers in Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida and now, Evans. Brendan Schaub gets ready for his fight during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Maximo Blanco punches Marcus Brimage during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos John Makdessi misses a punch during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Michael McDonald celebrates his knockout win during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Jon Jones celebrates his unanimous decision win at UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald gets ready for his fight during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans gets some instructions during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Chris Clements earns a split decision win over Chris Wisniewski during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Stephen Thompson drills Matt Brown during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans salutes the crowd before his UFC 145 fight at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Gordon Ryan Competition Kit UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos According to stats provider FightMetric, Jones out-struck Evans by a count of 116-49, adding to the lopsided numbers seen in his other fights against top opposition. Against Machida, there was a count of 26-13. Against Jackson, it was 74-24, while against Rua, he out-struck him 102-11 in a performance that was MMA’s equivalent of baseball’s perfect game.Facing Evans, the big challenge was to shut down his vaunted wrestling attack. Evans had managed to take down every opponent he’d ever faced in fights he attempted takedowns, but against Jones, he put up a goose egg. Jones also authored all of the fight’s biggest moments, particularly a crushing left elbow that staggered Evans along the cage. By the end, Jones’ face was completely unmarked as if he hadn’t even fought at all.Evans, meanwhile, had bruises and swelling on his face, and said his legs were hurting.”I still got to go home and cry a little bit,” Evans said.This is what Jones is reducing his opponents to. Rua battered, Jackson admitting he can’t imagine anyone beating him, Machida choked unconscious. And now, Evans crying. He probably wasn’t the first, and likely won’t be the last.Jones still has work to do, though. He’s young and adjusting. He’s making improvements to his striking technique, he’s learning to generate more power, and he’s still growing his confidence. Amazingly, despite all his success, he admitted to being a little unsure of his approach to Evans. But with every success, there are lessons to be learned. Jones is a voracious viewer of fight video, and he dissects tape to make refinements in an attempt to reach his full potential. As long as he continues his work ethic and preparation, he just may chase down the “greatest” tag, which most believe belongs to his contemporary, Silva.”It’s tough to put anybody in the No. 1 spot as long as Anderson Silva is still undefeated, in my opinion,” UFC president Dana White said.But Silva’s pedestal is isn’t out of Jones’ acclaimed reach. Henderson is the only great active light heavyweight Jones has yet to beat. If he gets by him, perhaps he makes the move to heavyweight, where he can cement his claim. Even if he doesn’t, there’s no doubt of where he is right now. He is the greatest phenomenon the UFC has seen since B.J. Penn, and no one has shown any inkling of how to solve his puzzle. Someday, someone might, but there’s no denying what he’s done so far. He’s off to a historic start, one that puts him in conversation as the best ever. Whatever your view on Jones the person, Jones the fighter deserves his due as a singular talent, and so far, one of the best the sport has ever produced. Mark Hominick punches Eddie Yagin during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Arianny Celeste walks around the Octagon during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos Rashad Evans punches Jon Jones during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Jon Jones kicks Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Jon Jones tries to kick Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. 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Anthony Njokuani kicks John Makdessi in the head during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Accessories UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos More From UFC 145 Photos Rory MacDonald battles Che Mills during UFC 145 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Anderson UFC 145 Photos UFC 145 Photos Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs inlast_img read more