The Lincoln Saltdogs fell again at home last night, losing 11-4 to the Sioux City Explorers. Lincoln’s record now drops to 38-33 on the season. So far, they are 9-14 in the second half.
Archives for July 2010
Philip Humber tossed a complete-game , four-hit shutout in leading the Omaha Royals to 3-0 victory over the Nashville Sounds at Greer Stadium. The Royal won the final three games versus the Sounds to take the Series. [Read more…]
The first cases of West Nile virus are being reported in Nebraska. Marla Augustine with Nebraska Health and Human Services tells us that both are men…one in his fifties from Scottsbluff County and the other is in his forties from Colfax County.
“This is about the time of year where we expect to see West Nile cases, so we’re not surprised by this.”
West Nile is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.
Republican U.S. Senator Mike Johanns is very upset about 90,000 classified documents on Afghanistan being leaked to the media.
“If it puts our men and women in jeopardy, I hope that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent that the law requires and if that’s treason, so be it.”
Johanns is very concerned that these continual leaks will lead to the death of one of our men and women in uniform.
A send-off ceremony is being held tomorrow in Lincoln for about 300 Nebraska National Guard troops who’re headed to Afghanistan. The 1-134th Cavalry Squadron has units in Lincoln, Fremont, Beatrice and Hastings. The soldiers will be deploying with the Iowa-based 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.
Iowa National Guard spokesman Colonel Greg Hapgood says it’s a massive activation. “All told, there’ll be 2,800 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers on this deployment,” Hapgood says. “It’s the largest single deployment of the Iowa National Guard since World War Two so we’re really talking about historic times here.”
The citizen-soldiers will be covering a lot of miles over the next few weeks. The troops will first head to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, and next to Fort Irwin, Califorina, for more training before heading to Afghanistan. They should be back home around July or August of 2011. [Read more…]
Omaha relievers retired the final 15 batters of the game, putting the clamps on a 7-4 Royals win over the Nashville Sounds watched by 5,610 fans at Greer Stadium.
It was a tale of two games. The first half featured five lead changes as the two teams combined for eleven runs on twenty four hits.
The last lead change occurred in the top of the fifth when the Royals sent nine men to the plate to score four runs off Nashville starter Josh Butler (1-1).
In the second half of the game, neither team could manage a hit or a run.
Omaha pitcher Gaby Hernandez pitched three perfect innings in his first Triple-A relief appearance, striking out five to get the win.
Royals relievers Devon Lowery pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning and Josh Rupe did the same in the ninth to pick up his sixth save of the year.
The Royals wrap up their four-game series with Nashville on Firday night at 7:05 CDT. Royals right-hander Philip Humber (4-6) will make the start against Sounds lefty Chris Waters (5-8).
The Lincoln Saltdogs dropped their third straight game at home on Thursday, losing 9-4 to Sioux City. Lincoln falls to 38-32, 9-13 in the second half.
Saltdogs starter Jim Paduch (6-5) struggled with his control all night, walking six in his five innings of work. Sioux City brought home the first of those free passes with a run in the second inning, and then added two runs in the third on two hits, two walks and a balk.
The Explorers broke the game open with five runs in the top of the sixth, four of which were unearned. Lincoln committed three errors in the frame, and manager Marty Scott was ejected during the inning for just the second time all season. Sioux City scored their final run of the night in the top of the seventh.
Lincoln finally got on the scoreboard with four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Albenis Machado hit an RBI single, Brandon Jones added a sacrifice fly and Gavin Dickey capped the frame with a two-run home run, his 13th of the season. Dickey finished the night 2-for-4 with two RBI, with Argelis Nunez and Juan Camacho also posting two-hit nights for Lincoln.
The two teams play game three of their four-game series Friday night at 7:05pm. Right-hander Chris Cullen will take the mound for the Saltdogs.
Parents can now buy a gadget designed to help them keep closer tabs on their kids at large, crowded venues like the Nebraska State Fair. Chris Holbert is the inventor and CEO of what’s known as SecuraPAL — PAL for personal automated locator.
“It gets its location from the satellite systems and relays that location to parents or other caretakers,” Holbert says. “If a child goes missing, we know exactly where they are and we can find them quickly.” The small device can be placed in the child’s pocket, strapped onto an ankle or arm, or laced into a shoe.
“There’s also a little panic or SOS button on the device that if the child is scared or lost, they can push,” Holbert says. “In about five to ten seconds, our network will be notified of their location and that they’re missing or they’re scared.” If the parent becomes separated from the child or just wants to check on the kid’s location, he says it’s a fast, easy process using the parent’s existing cellular phone. [Read more…]
Democrat Mike Meister filed the official paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office to become the Democrat Challenging current Repulican Governor Dave Heineman. The Scottsbluff lawyer says the state is a train headed off of the tracks under the leadership of Governor Dave Heineman.
“This idea that he’s guiding us with a steady hand – I just remind everyone that the Captain of the Titanic had a steady hand until he hit the iceberg, and we’re dealing with a $750 million iceberg!”
Meister says the Governor did not want the Stimulus dollars from Washington, but once they arrived, used them to fix the budget, then asked for more.
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has reportedly changed his mind after saying Monday he would ask the State Legislature to eliminate the sales tax exemptions from groceries. The idea wasn’t popular with Senators. Lincoln State Senator Bill Avery told us, the proposal has little chance of passing.
“I think is dead in the water, it’s not a good idea, mainly because it would affect disproportionately those people who are least able to pay.”
Avery says Suttle would have a hard time even finding a Senator to propose the bill.