Serena Williams Wins WTA

October 28, 2012 - Serena Williams [3] wins WTA championship in Instanbul, Turkey defeating Sharapova [2] in two sets 6-4, 6-3. Serena hit 11 aces in the match against Sharapova. It was a rematch of the 2012 Olympics but Sharapova is no match for Williams who never lost control of the match.


It's over: JT snaps 128-game district drought

Marshall's Landon Hart (right) beats the tag from John Tyler’s Chris Williams and steals second base during their game Friday at Mike Carter Field. (Herb Nygren Jr.) Story courtesy of etfinalscore.

The 11-year long mystery is history.

John Tyler solved a continuing dilemma, rallying for six runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Marshall, 7-6, Friday at Mike Carter Field, ending a 128-game on-the-field district losing streak. 

JT earned two forfeit wins to close out the 2004 season —  stopping a 46-game slide at the time — before losing 82 straight afterward.

Josh Wilson walked with the bases loaded, bringing in Chris Garcia for the game-winning run.

The Lions benefited from 10 free passes off six hit batsmen and four walks. 

JT loaded the bases in the seventh with singles by Cesar Flores and Wilson before Marshall starter Landon Brune beaned Jawun Hart, prompting a pitching change.

Following a strikeout, JT scored on three consecutive at-bats off a Chris Williams walk, and RBI singles by brothers Robert Garcia and Chris Garcia. After another pitching change, JT tied the score when Kason Box hit both Jalen Reagins and Nathan Jacobs. Box bounced back for a strikeout, keeping the bases full with two outs.

Wilson drew a full count before Box threw a final ball high for the tie-breaker. 

Offensive leaders for JT included Robert Garcia (2 for 3, 2 RBIs, run) and Williams (2 for 3, run, RBI). 

Reagins reached base safely on all four appearances, hitting a double and drawing contact three times. Robert Garcia gave JT a complete-game effort, allowing eight hits and balancing four walks with four strikeouts. 

Marshall turned four double plays and built a commanding 6-1 lead after batting in the seventh.

The contest started bad for JT after Marshall scored on the first pitch, thanks to a leadoff triple from Staylen Roach, who came home when the relay throw sailed into the Mavericks’ dugout. 

With the bases full in the first, Marshall kept JT scoreless with a 4-6-3 connection. JT placed runners at first and second in the fifth. Box, playing shortstop at the time, fielded a grounder, stepped on second and fired to first for the final out of the inning to keep the Mavericks in front, 1-0. 

Marshall added to its lead with two runs in the fifth and sixth. Roach doubled and scored in the fifth. Hunter Voyles scored on Brune’s single in the fifth, and followed an RBI-double from Box in the sixth with an RBI single of his own to make it a five-run game, where it stood heading into JT’s last at-bat. 


Baseball: Eleanor Roosevelt beats Bowie, 9-1, claims Prince George’s 4A title

By Published: May 4

With the season entering its final weeks, Isaiah Lopez was stuck in a rut at the plate. TheEleanor Roosevelt junior, who pitches and plays third base, had just one hit in his previous 12 at-bats. Then he struck out his first three times in a game last week.

But Lopez burst out of the slump with a key triple that helped secure another victory. He homered in the Raiders’ next game and his hot streak continued Friday as he went 2 for 3 with a triple and drove in five runs as host Roosevelt beat rival Bowie, 9-1, to clinch the Prince George’s 4A title. It was the seventh title in eight years for the Raiders.

Senior Bobby Browning struck out seven and allowed just five hits and one unearned run as the Raiders (17-1, 16-0) earned the top seed in the Maryland 4A South Region playoffs that begin next week.

The catalyst for Roosevelt’s 11th consecutive victory was Lopez, who played on the junior varsity last year but has taken on a big role this season. He is 5-0 on the mound with a 0.45 ERA and hits fifth in the batting order.

Until the past 10 days, though, Lopez had been pressing at the plate. But since stroking a key triple that started a sixth-inning rally in a 6-1 victory over C.H. Flowers, he has been more confident. He hit his first home run of the season — raising his average to .250 — in a 17-0 victory over Suitland and the success continued against Bowie.

In the bottom of the first inning, Roosevelt was on the verge of wasting an opportunity to take the lead before Lopez’s two-out, two-run triple down the right-field line. Lopez walked with the bases loaded during a three-run third. In the fourth, his two-run single to right broke things open.

“I’m feeling more confident than two weeks ago,” Lopez said. “I was reaching and wasn’t staying back. I had no confidence. . . . If you don’t have confidence, it’s more likely you’re going to be out in front.”

Designated hitter Brady Barr, who entered with a .729 batting average and eight home runs, went 1 for 3 with a double for Bowie (15-2, 15-2).

Note: Isaiah Lopez is the son of Lucas Lopez from Bluefields, Nicaragua. Congratulations Isaiah , we wish all the best going forward. Article taken from the Washington Post.