Tim Corbin: ‘Our backs aren’t against the wall’

Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson, right, has hit three homers in the SEC Tournament but the Commodores are hitting just .185.Vanderbilt’s Dansby Swanson, right, has hit three homers in the SEC Tournament but the Commodores are hitting just .185. HOOVER, Ala. – Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin took exception to the idea that his team is in a tight spot heading into Friday’s SEC Tournament elimination game.The Commodores lost 6-1 to Texas A&M Thursday with their ace, SEC Pitcher of the Year Carson Fulmer, on the mound. And now No. 2 seed Vanderbilt (40-18) must beat No. 11 seed Alabama (32-27) in the Crimson Tide’s home ballpark at 3 p.m. Friday to stay in the SEC bracket.“Our backs aren’t against the wall because today will have nothing to do with tomorrow,” Corbin said. “Just a good baseball game, and we will be excited to play again. … It’s just one game. That’s all it is, just one game. A tournament will always be that way. It was (Thursday) and it will be (Friday).”Vanderbilt has not named a starting pitcher, but junior left-hander Philip Pfeifer (3-4) is the likely choice as the next man up in the regular weekend rotation.Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard said he would likely pitch junior right-hander Will Carter (4-5), who has relevance to the Commodores.Carson Fulmer rocked, Vanderbilt falls to Texas A&MCarter, a former Science Hill standout, earned his only SEC win this season against Vanderbilt on Saturday. He tossed three shutout innings of relief to beat Vanderbilt in that regular-season finale.Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson, who has three home runs in two SEC Tournament games, said Carter should be comfortable facing the Commodores lineup again.“We have seen him once,” Swanson said. “Having gone through our lineup a couple of times already, we know he will be ready for the game (Friday).”Vanderbilt must solve its hitting slump. Despite launching five homers in two games, the Commodores are hitting only .185 (12-for-65) and have struck out 19 times.The winner of the Vanderbilt-Alabama game will play Texas A&M (45-10) in the single-elimination semifinal round on Saturday.Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. read more

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Whitehall begins season by winning five matches between Wednesday and Saturday

first_img Other (124) Shop Now DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Ads by Amazon × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Inappropriate / Offensive FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… × $15.29$17.99 A Warrior’s Heart Displayed poorly × NBC Sports Other Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive (8187) Share Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller LocalSportsJournal.comThe Whitehall tennis team went 3-0 on Wednesday, defeating South Christian 8-0, Grandville Calvin Christian 5-3 and North Muskegon 5-3.Winners of all three matches on the day were Jackson VanBergen (No.1 singles), Ashton Trnka and Merrick Schmehil (No.2 doubles) and the team of Christian Smolen and Evan Luce (No.3 doubles).Winners of two matches on the day were Michael Heylmun (No.2 singles), Ben Ward (No.3 singles), Jack Groessl and Ben Stenglein (No.1 doubles) and the team of Caleb Beeghly and Bryce Sherrell (No.4 doubles) while Ryan Findorff (No.4 singles) won a single match.On Saturday, the Whitehall team went 2-0-1, defeating Reeths-Puffer 8-0, Comstock Park 6-2 and tying 4-4 with Comstock Park.VenBergen (No.1 singles), Stenglein and Groessl (No.1 doubles), Luce and Smolen (No.3 doubles), and the team of Sherrell and Beeghly (No.4 doubles) all went 3-0 on the day.Heylmun (No.2 singles), and Ward (No.3 singles) each went 2-1 while Findorff (No.4 singles) and the team of Schmehil and Tmka (No.2 doubles) each won one match. Not relevant Other Displayed poorly $0.00 Mail Bestseller $3.99 Report a problem This item is… (35539) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Add Comments (Max 320 characters) DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller × Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Inappropriate / Offensive × Other $59.99 (33138) ENDS IN Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Share Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN $26.86$49.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1461) Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… Bestseller $0.00 0 Other $14.99 Displayed poorly Not relevant (1862) Shares Displayed poorly Not relevant ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… × Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY $0.00 Bestseller Report a problem This item is… Displayed poorly ENDS IN Report a problem This item is… Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. DEAL OF THE DAY Not relevant DEAL OF THE DAY Other Inappropriate / Offensive Not relevant (1009) ENDS IN Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Report a problem This item is… Bestseller Displayed poorly Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Bestseller Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… The League (22) Fox Sports Go Not relevant Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

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Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson donates first career game check to cafeteria employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey

first_imgPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson received the first game check of his NFL career this week, and used it to help out three women who work at the team’s stadium“For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted to give my first game check to y’all to help y’all out in some type of way,” Watson told the women in a video shared by the team. Related “If you can, you must.”@deshaunwatson​ gave his first @NFL​ game check to help a few familiar faces. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/rwcyGMSRFN— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017The quarterback gave the money to three women who had been heavily impacted by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Watson makes $465,000 this season in base salary, and gave the women $27,353.The video shows Watson entering the NRG Stadium cafeteria with envelopes tied with a ribbon. “Hopefully, that’s good and that can get you back on your feet,” he tells the women. “And anything else y’all need, I’m always here to help.”Watson and his family were once recipients of similar generosity. The family once received a home built by Habitat for Humanity. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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