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VanCamp Walks Off With An Argonaut Win

first_imgVanCamp Walks Off With An Argonaut Win Share April 13, 2007Box Score DECATUR, Ala. – With the score tied at two in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) drove a 3-1 pitch over the right center field fence for a walk-off home run as West Florida defeated Southern Arkansas, 4-2, on Friday. West Florida (27-20, 7-7 GSC) improved to 4-0 at the GSC Crossover, while Southern Arkansas (23-21, 11-8 GSC) dropped to 0-8 all-time against West Florida.”I just wanted to get a good solid hit to move the runners over,” said VanCamp. “I really wasn’t sure whether the ball was over the fence when I hit it. I wanted to help out Emily (Burge) and get the weight off of her shoulders since she pitched a great game.Trailing 2-1, Melissa Chastang (Saraland, Ala./Satsuma HS) led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk. Chastang advanced to second on Whitney Gay’s (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) ground out and eventually advanced to third on a passed ball. Down to their final strike, Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) hit a line drive that went off the leg of Southern Arkansas pitcher Cheyenne Savony. Chastang scored the game-tying run as Walton was safe at first base. VanCamp then delivered the opposite field, walk off home run over the right field fence. It was the first Argonaut walk-off home run since Erica Olson’s game-winning blast in a 1-0 win over Florida Southern in the 2005 NCAA Division II South Region Tournament.”Anyone could have got that hit, I just got lucky,” said VanCamp. “Taren (Walton) helped take the weight off of my shoulders with the game-tying hit. It took the pressure off of me.”West Florida opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning. Chastang led off the inning with a double down the left field line. After Southern Arkansas starter Rebecca Forse retired the next two Argonauts, Walton singled up the middle to give West Florida a 1-0 lead. The lead was short-lived as Whitney Brannon led off the top of the fourth inning with Southern Arkansas’s first hit, a home run over the center field fence off of Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS).West Florida put two runners on in the bottom of the fifth inning, but did not score. Southern Arkansas took their first lead of the game on a lead off home run by Stephanie Beason in the top of the sixth inning. The two home runs were the only two Southern Arkansas hits.Burge (13-11) earned the win by only allowing two runs on two hits while striking out seven in a complete game win. Savony (10-9) suffered the loss after allowing three runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. VanCamp and Walton combined for five hits and drove in all four Argonaut runs.West Florida will continue action in the GSC Crossover with a pair of games on Saturday. West Florida face Ouachita Baptist at 2 p.m. CST and Arkansas Tech at 4 p.m. CST. Follow the games with live stats and a live broadcast on the softball home page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Hornets to acquire Terry Rozier in sign-and-trade

first_img NBA free agency rumors: Brook Lopez to sign 4-year, $52M deal with Bucks That likely won’t be the case in Charlotte, as it is losing its franchise player and star point guard, Kemba Walker.An earlier report from The Athletic stated that Walker, 29, has agreed to a four-year, $141 million deal with Boston.  Free agent guard Terry Rozier plans to agree to a three-year, $58M contract with the Charlotte Hornets via sign-and-trade, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019Rozier, 25, averaged 9.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Celtics in 2018-19. But, he was disappointed with his role playing behind Kyrie Irving, who is expected to sign with the Nets.”I sacrificed my talent the most,” Rozier said on ESPN’s First Take in May. “The ball was either in Kyrie or Gordon Hayward’s hands most of the time, so I feel like Terry Rozier was just in the corner or on the bench.” Related News Kevin Durant free agency: Star signing with Nets weeks after potential career-changing injurycenter_img It appears like Charlotte has found its next point guard.The Hornets are signing Terry Rozier to a three-year, $58 million deal and will add him via a sign-and-trade, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Walker had spent all eight seasons of his NBA career with the Hornets and said remaining in Charlotte was a “priority.” He even said he was willing to take less than the supermax contract he qualified for in 2018-19. However, the Hornets’ offer was reportedly lower than what Walker would have liked.Walker averaged a career-high 25.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game in 2018-19 and made the All-NBA third team. He also made his third straight All-Star team.Rozier has big shoes to fill and likely won’t have much competition, as Tony Parker retired after last season.last_img read more