Lamar’s Weyler, UIW’s Taggart Earn First Southland Baseball Weekly Honors

first_imgUIW (3-0) looks to build on its season-opening sweep in the annual Alamo Irish Classic. The Cardinals face Notre Dame twice on Thursday and Friday, followed by matchups with Toledo and UTSA on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Week Two Notes (PDF) Pitcher of the Week – Luke Taggart, UIW – Senior – Starting Pitcher – Portland, TexasTaggart topped his previous career-high strikeout count of 10, set in the 2019 season opener, with 11 batters sat down on strikes this time around. He scattered five hits over eight frames and issued just one walk. Taggart was perfect in his first time through the order with four strikeouts. After surrendering leadoff hits in the sixth and seventh innings, he closed out his book with a 1-2-3 eighth inning, including a pair of strikeouts. Weyler was a driving force for the Cardinals’ offense in the opening weekend with multi-hit performances in each of LU’s three games against Rhode Island. He finished the series 7-for-11 (.636) with four RBI and a pair of extra-base hits. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar shortstop Kelby Weyler is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and UIW ace Luke Taggart earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. The Cardinals (2-1) hit the road for the first time against No. 22 Texas at 4 p.m. CT Wednesday before visiting former Southland Conference foe Texas State for a three-game slate, beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Benny Ayala, Central Arkansas; Nate Fisbeck, McNeese; Lee Thomas, UIW. Honorable Mention: Will Dion, McNeese; Logan Hofmann, Northwestern State; Tanner Riley, Abilene Christian; Trey Shaffer, Southeastern Louisiana. After striking out 10 batters over seven innings in last season’s opener, Taggart literally one-upped both marks with a career-high 11 punchouts across eight innings in the Cardinals’ 5-0 win over Bradley on Friday. Hitter of the Week – Kelby Weyler, Lamar – Redshirt Sophomore – Shortstop – Village Mills, TexasThe Rice transfer made an immediate impact in his first at-bat in Lamar threads, reaching on a one-out double. In the seventh inning of the season opener, Weyler drew a walk and scored the first of six unanswered runs in the 7-3 victory. He sparked the Cardinal offense again in game two, knocking in the tying run as LU scored seven-straight to win 8-2. Weyler capped off his debut weekend with an RBI triple in the finale to give the Cardinals a 2-0 advantage in the fifth.last_img read more

Man suspected of sending hate mail to missing Mary Boyle mum dies

first_imgA man suspected of sending hate mail to the mother of missing Mary Boyle has died.The man was due to be charged by Gardai in connection with the hurtful letters which were sent to Ann Boyle at her home in West Donegal.The development was broadcast by RTE last night as part of its Prime Time Revisited Programme. A documentary examining the disappearance of the young girl 40 years ago in Cashelard outside Ballyshannon was broadcast in March last year.The programme was repeated last night.At the end of the broadcast, a televised message said the case into the missing child was still ongoing.The statement read “Since this programme was first broadcast (in 2017) Gardai have followed up a number of new lines of enquiry. “A man who was suspected of posting hateful letters to Ann Boyle died before he could be charged.”In the documentary, Ann Boyle speaks of her hurt at being sent the hate mail to her home.One of the letters even pretended that it had been written by missing Mary.A protest recently held outside the county coroner’s surgery at Millbrae in Stranorlar called for Dr Denis McCauley to hold a post-mortem into missing Mary.Man suspected of sending hate mail to missing Mary Boyle mum dies was last modified: March 30th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann BoyleGardailettersMARY BOYLEmissingprime timeRTElast_img read more