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

Chevy Camaro Chief Engineer Shifts Gears Joins Electric Car Team

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicle News GM wants “some of our best talent” on this future technology team, a GM spokesperson told Car and Driver. The company was clear that Oppenheiser’s wouldn’t be working on an electric version of the Camaro, and his new work would have applications for multiple future vehicles.“I thought I’d die in this role, but I’m happy to be part of the future,” Oppenheiser said about leaving the Camaro team and joining the EV development crew, according to Car and Driver.Oppenheiser became Camaro chief engineer in 2007 and led the development of the performance car’s last two generations.Mark Dickens will take over Oppenheiser’s role leading the Camaro’s engineering development. He’s currently GM’s executive director of Performance Variants, Parts, Accessories, and Motorsports Engineering.A few details are already leaking out about GM’s next generation of EVs. Two models are reportedly on the way using technology from the current Bolt. One of them is allegedly a performance vehicle that might be a crossover. We’ll allegedly have to wait until 2025 for the next-gen Bolt to debut, but its underpinnings will allegedly also be for 11 other EVs from the company.While it’s not part of Oppenheiser’s new duties, Chevy seems to be toying with the idea of an electric Camaro. At the 2018 SEMA Show, the Bowtie unveiled the eCOPO Camaro drag racing concept that uses a pair of BorgWarner electric motors producing a total of 738 horsepower (550 kilowatts) and 600 pound-feet (813 Newton-meters of torque), and it was allegedly able to cover the quarter mile in around nine seconds.Source: Car and Driver Chevy Camaro eCOPO And Electric Crate Motor Detailed In Interview Al Oppenheiser helped make the modern Camaro so great. Now, let’s see what he can do for GM’s EVs.General Motors’ next generation of electric vehicles might be a little more exciting to drive because Chevrolet Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser is moving away from the muscle car to join the automaker’s team focusing on future autonomous tech and EVs. Oppenheiser’s new role will be as a chief engineer concentrating on zero-emissions vehicles, and he’ll start the job in January. UPDATE VIDEO: Chevy Camaro eCOPO Blows Away Tesla Model S P100Dcenter_img Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 9, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Watch Chevrolet eCOPO Electric Camaro Do A Smoky Burnout Electric Camaro Newslast_img read more