WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:AAA: Astros outlast Cardinals, 17-16, on Saturday, May 5 at Boutwell FieldIn a game full of offense, the Cardinals’ Ethan LaConte had two strong innings on the mound limiting the Astros to three runs. Jackson Guy also had a strong inning allowing just one run as he was helped with some great defense by Henry Almeda at second base to get out of a jam, allowing the Cardinals to stay close and take the lead going into the bottom of the 6th. Offensively, the Cardinals put the bat on the ball all game long. Leading the hit parade was Ian Heos with four hits while J.R. Haggerty put the Cardinals up by a run with a 3-run inside the park homer to center field in the top of the 6th inning.Despite the score, there was also some excellent pitching by Astros Joe Gronemeyer, John Roofe, and Joe Fennelly (who struck out six in two innings). They kept the ball around the plate and made the Cardinals work for every run. They relied on some outstanding defense behind them, including one of the plays of the game by Kyle McDonald who snared a screaming grounder at second and ran to the base for an unassisted putout to end an inning. Kevin Pruslin made another great play at second (for the second game in a row) and Joe Cavanaugh made a nice running catch at first base. Evan Cummings, Tim Watson, Ronnan Scafiddi, Roofe, and Gronemeyer were among many other defensive standouts. Of course the big story was the bats. Ethan Afthim kept hitting the ball well, driving in the team’s first run and scoring later after a walk. Watson singled all three times up. Jake Cronin, Cummings, and Gronemeyer singled twice each, and Cavanaugh, Scafiddi, Roofe, and Fennelly supplied the other hits. Pruslin and McDonald reached base as well. Everyone then went home to rest their legs!Rookies: Astros tie Braves on Saturday, May 5 at Boutwell FieldThe Braves visited the Astros on Saturday and played to a tie. Ryan Doherty and Anthony Aborn each collected a couple of hits for the Astros while Stephen Zella and Michael Duffy played all-star level defense for the Braves.(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Little League’s Latest Game SummariesIn “Sports”
Kohli feels Dhoni’s experience is a huge assetReutersOver the last year or so, the form of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his place in the ODI team has been discussed threadbare. At the beginning of 2019, it seemed that the former captain of the Indian team is well past his time and may have become a liability on the ODI unit.But Dhoni responded to criticism with great performances in the ODI series in Australia and New Zealand. With him playing some brilliant innings in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) also and getting his team to within two runs of winning the title, the veteran keeper-batsman is back to being the darling of the media and fans.One man who seems to have never lost faith in him is Indian team’s current captain Virat Kohli. In an interview to Cricbuzz, Kohli was unhappy with people who have questioned MSD’s place in the team. On their criticism, he said: “That’s unfortunate. Honestly, I think people lack patience. An odd day here, a poor one there, and chatter becomes endless.”Dhoni still invaluable to the teamThe man who took over as captain during 2014/15 Test series in Australia also spoke in no uncertain terms when describing the value of his predecessor. “What can I say about him? My career started under him and few have seen him from so close over the last few years as I have. There’s one thing about MS that’s far more important than anything else – and there’s a lot to him – for him, the team is always above everything else. It’s always about the team, no matter what. To top it, look at the experience he brings to the squad and we’re richer with it. Some of his dismissals behind the stumps, just recently too (in IPL), were match-changing,” he added. Dhoni’s form in the IPL was goodIPL TwitterThe India skipper also mentioned the importance of Dhoni’s presence behind the stumps. “The fact is that MS Dhoni is among the smartest guys in the game. Behind the stumps, as I said, he’s priceless. It gives me the freedom to do my thing. Someone like MS is around with a wealth of experience,” Kohli added.It has often been observed by commentators that despite no longer being the captain, MSD seems to play a major role in decision-making. The regular instructions being given by him during a match suggests that he is still actively involved in the formation and implementation of tactics and strategies.Along with Mahi, the India captain also sees Rohit Sharma as a valuable member of the leadership group. “MS and Rohit – both. The way they’ve gone about with their respective roles, of captains in IPL, speaks volumes of what they bring to the table. MS in particular has a legacy. So, it augurs so well for this team to have both of them in a leadership role. That’s why, the team management decided to have a strategy pool in place which MS and Rohit are part of,” the 30-year old revealed.Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai Indians and has led his team to the title four times, including the latest season. He has also captained India in several ODI and T20I matches where Kohli wasn’t available.
Eve Hall, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Urban League, recently spoke at MUL’s 58th annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon. The organization works to provide workforce development and education-centered services and programs for Milwaukee’s African-American and other minority populations. Its annual luncheon celebrates MUL’s progress and honors community leaders who have actively worked for social and racial equality in Milwaukee.Eve Hall“With the unemployment rate so high and incarceration rates so disproportionate among African-American males, which is who we primarily assist, our work is critical.” “As my mother always suggests, be careful about making judgments.”“We are intersecting in life in ways we never have – from personal tragedies of shootings to natural disasters that, in seconds, are wiping out homes and families; hurricanes; the firestorm devastations in California; and the drug epidemic, which has plagued minority communities for decades and has now expanded into majority communities.”“We’ve got to work together to increase the minority pipeline of teachers, to work with the media on more success stories about African-Americans, and to wrap our arms around students who have experienced gunfire or deaths in their families instead of expecting them to perform business as usual in their classrooms.”“Life has no barriers; only people do.”“Let’s work together to make a difference in our city, county and state. If not us, then who?” Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe