No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Topples Top-Seeded Sam Houston State

first_imgSam Houston State looked to add to their lead in the home-half of the sixth, loading the bases on a Jackson Loftin walk, but Diego Davila fanned at a 2-2 pitch to bring an end to the inning. The winning runs came by virtue of a two-run shot that just cleared the left-field wall by Enrique Sanchez Jr., the first long-ball of the season and just the second of the senior Houston native’s career. David Worrell picked up his seventh save with two innings of hitless relief, striking out three Sam Houston batters along the way.The Bearkats await the loser of the final game on Wednesday between No. 4 Incarnate Word and No. 5 McNeese, while A&M-Corpus Christi advances to take on the winner. Following the Sanchez Jr. dinger, the Bearkats opted to bring in Dominic Robinson, who no-hit the Islanders with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, top seed Sam Houston State is headed to the loser’s bracket after No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topped the Bearkats 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Constellation Field.center_img The Bearkats were unable to take advantage of another scoring opportunity in the eighth, closing the inning with back-to-back strikeouts to strand runners at second and third.BSB: Bases loaded with one out, Worrell proceeds to strike out Bohnert & Loftin. @IslandersBSB keep 2-1 advantage over @BearkatsBSB as we head to 9th.Islanders need 3 more outs to take down #1 seed.?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/QbmxHCuLoA— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The scoring nearly opened in the top of the second, when the Islanders put two runners in scoring position with a pair of one-out singles. On a Steven Rivera-Chijin grounder, Thomas Jeffries IV was tagged out at home on the throw from all-defensive pick Riley McKnight. Following a Chijin stolen base to put runners back at second and third, Wesneski induced his fifth grounder of the game to escape the jam. In the bottom of the fourth, lefty Gavin Johnson broke up A&M-Corpus Christi starter John Gaddis’ no-hitter with a difficult feat: a home run to right field against double-digit winds blowing directly in to home plate.BSB: BOOM! 2-run bomb by Sanchez, his first HR of the season. @IslandersBSB takes 2-1 lead over @bearkatsbsb, top 7th. ?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/jLOw5Dpunt— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019last_img read more

Harbel Community College Offers Agriculture Scholarships

first_imgStudents interested in agriculture science and its related fields of study have been urged to apply for  free scholarships at the Harbel Community College in Margibi County.The president of the college, Syrulwa Somah, said the scholarships are being offered with the intention of encouraging Liberian students to develop the passion for agriculture and its related fields of study.Dr. Somah expressed the hope that with the benefit of the scholarships, several prospective students will seize the opportunity to receive education and training in mechanized farming and many other agriculture-related courses.“We hope that many of our students will develop interest in the scholarship scheme that has a lot of benefits. The essence is to train more agriculturists so that we can develop a sustainable food and nutritional environment. The requirement is for a potential student to apply and pass the college’s entrance exams, register in an agriculture program with a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or be able to maintain such a grade,” Dr. Somah said.He added that the college has a limited number of scholarships and therefore urged students to apply in time.Dr. Somah said, “We created this scholarship to fish out young leaders in agriculture and the food industry to enter the agriculture program and receive a scholarship to support their education. After this phase, we intend to extend the scholarship program to undergraduate and graduate students at the national and international levels.”He said the scholarship is part of the college’s strategic plan that embraces a new model for higher education to prepare every student for a career in the job market.“The plan reflects our commitment to producing graduates who will think critically and analyze to solve problems through effective communication,” Somah said.“We are engaging our students inside and outside the classroom to ensure that they have the opportunities for deeper learning to stimulate their growth and develop their skills.”He said that the school is undergoing growth and transformation with the construction of start-of-the-art science classrooms and labs.“In order to do an even better job preparing our students, we are constructing a new Sciences Building. The building is a crucial project that supports the college’s commitment to meeting our nation’s demand for more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. By providing cutting-edge learning spaces and hands-on activities for our students, we are helping to prepare them for the rigors of the real world application of science and research,” Dr. Somah added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Harbel Community College President, Dr. Syrulwa Somah. – Advertisement –last_img read more